Tomb of the Ninth Lord of Kobol

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The sarcophagus of the Ninth Lord of Kobol as Baltar starts to pilfer the scepter (TOS: "Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II").

The tomb of the Ninth Lord of Kobol is located inside a large pyramid in the city of Eden on the planet Kobol. Its entrance is marked with an inscription that tells that the Ninth Lord of Kobol lies there in peace and promises death to those who enter it.

The Ninth Lord of Kobol was the last of the Lords of Kobol to have survived. Apparently, he survived long enough for a tomb to be built in his honor by the humans, who were apparently leaving due to an ecological disaster on Kobol. While much was never revealed about the Ninth Lord, the Colonials felt that his tomb held the location of Earth.

Despite the dire warnings, Adama enters the tomb, using his Quorum of Twelve medallion as a key. Serina and Apollo accompany him. A trap springs shortly after they enter, and the bones of tomb raiders in the trap reveal its deadly nature.

Adama again uses his medallion, this time to free them from the trap and continue. The next chamber appears to be the crypt, but they are interrupted by the entrance of Baltar through a different door. Apparently his amulet works as well. Baltar is taken back to the camp, and Adama remains trying to decipher the writings.

When Starbuck returns and tells the camp of the basestar that is just beyond sensor range, Apollo and Serina bring Baltar back to the tomb. It is then when the star of Kobol begins to shine again, reflecting off of Adama's amulet and causing the crypt to retract revealing a stairwell.

Baltar pries the lid off of the sarcophagus.

Baltar charges in first, followed by the others. Baltar manages to pry off the lid of the sarcophagus before Apollo can stop him, and grabs a scepter, activating a trap. A large stone block traps them in the tomb. Adama discovers that the inscriptions he was searching for, regarding the last days of Kobol and the exodus of the thirteenth tribe to Earth are on the walls of this room.

Shots from a Cylon Raider end up blowing a hole in the tomb, freeing them from the room but also destroying the writings and trapping Baltar under a large stone (Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II).


  • The Seal of the Ninth Lord is the same as the Symbol for Aten, the basis of the ancient Egyptian monotheistic religion Atenism.