- "I'm surprised you didn't recognize this other addition from the Covenant's own stores of Sith relics! The Gauntlet of Kressh the Younger—while I have it, no one may touch me without my consent!"
- ―Haazen, explaining the device on his mechanical arm
The Gauntlet was composed of five linked oval plates composed of an unknown black material, each capped with a red gem chased with gold. The middle three plates featured gold tassles hanging from the ends.
Worn on the user's forearm, the Gauntlet had the power of preventing anything from touching the wearer without his or her consent, blasting aside anything that attempted to do so with a surge of Dark Side energy. Its protection was sufficient to defend the wearer from a lightsaber strike. In addition to providing protection, it also enabled the wearer to purposely direct such blasts towards chosen targets on a whim, without even needing to turn and face them.
However, the Gauntlet's protection was not absolute. As it only protected the wearer from things that didn't receive his consent, he could still be attacked by those who do. Also, one had to be wearing the Gauntlet for it to take full effect; simply holding it would not do.
An artifact of the Old Sith Empire, the Gauntlet was created by Sith Lord Ludo Kressh for his son, Elcho. Kressh toiled endlessly upon perfecting the device so that it would render his son invulnerable from external harm.
By 3,963 BBY, the artifact was retrieved by the Jedi Covenant, a cabal of Jedi with an extremist anti-Sith attitude. It was taken from their stores by their leader, Haazen. Haazen was a failed Jedi turned Sith Acolyte who had worked with the Jedi seer, Krynda Draay, to create the Jedi Covenant, deceiving her and all others in a long running scheme for control of the Jedi Order. He concealed the Gauntlet in a large case in his office on the Draay Estate, along with numerous other Sith artifacts, claiming that it was full of diagnostic equipment.
When Zayne Carrick was brought before the Covenant by Xamar, masquerading as a dark sider in a bid to rescue Krynda Draay before the Jedi Council-aligned Knights attacked the estate, Haazen had the case and the Gauntlet brought to him. As the Jedi stormed the entrance to the estate, Haazen sent a blanket transmission to all Covenant-aligned Jedi, issuing the command word; Vindication. While the Covenant Jedi secured the Jedi Temple and the Sith artifacts stored there, Haazen brandished the Gauntlet and used a command device built into his prosthetic arm to take over the Vanjervalis Chain linking the Republic fleet computers, initiating an orbital strike on the Draay Estate entrance, killing many of the Council Jedi, including the turncoat Xamar.
Donning the many Sith amulets and armor pieces in his case, and revealing his cane handle to be a concealed Sith lightsaber, Haazen revealed his true allegiance to the dark side of the Force. Protected from the initial explosions of the Republic bombardment by the Gauntlet, Haazen went on to reveal his entire scheme to those present. Lucien Draay twice attacked Haazen in defiance, only to be blasted back by the Gauntlet, the second blast destroying his lightsaber.
Haazen bestowed his Sith lightsaber upon Lucien, and declaring his intention to turn the Jedi into his Sith apprentice, Haazen went outside to receive the Sith artifacts being brought from the Jedi Temple. As he inspected the artifacts, Haazen witnessed the end of the duel between Lucien Draay and Zayne Carrick. When Carrick seemingly killed Draay and bowed before Haazen, the Sith believed that he had found a new apprentice. Allowing Carrick to touch him, Haazen lowered his guard, leaving Carrick with an opening to slice off Haazen's gauntlet hand; a grisly prosthesis.
As Haazen attacked Carrick with Force lightning, Carrick and his ally, Marn Hierogryph, were sudden sent flying away by a massive surge of the Force. Lucien Draay revealed that he and Carrick had faked the duel to catch Haazen off-guard. Summoning Haazen's amputated prosthesis, Lucien used the Vanjervalis control device built in to cause the Republic fleet to fire on them.
Haazen was killed in the ensuing explosion, while Lucien Draay survived thanks to his possession of the Gauntlet. However, as he was only holding it rather than wearing it, its effects were only partial, and he was still left heavily scarred.
Behind the scenesEdit
It was revealed in Lost Tribe of the Sith: Paragon that the Gauntlet was built by Ludo Kressh himself for his son, making Kressh the Younger Ludo Kressh's son. It was later clarified that the identity of Kressh the Younger was Elcho Kressh in Knight Errant.
- Lost Tribe of the Sith: Paragon (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: Vindication (First appearance)
- Knight Errant (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Defenders of the Lost Temple