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|PERFORMER||Louise Gold puppeteer|
|Thick Wilson voice|
Like all the Skeksis, skekAyuk wears an elaborate costume. A large handkerchief is tucked in skekAyuk's sleeve to dab his mouth. He loves to eat. Often seen stuffing food into his cheeks, SkekAyuk is the fattest of the Skeksis.
SkekAyuk comands a host of slaves to create complex meals for the Skeksis - including Roast Nebrie (a Skeksis favorite). Yet in spite of all this, the Skeksis' spiritual disjointment makes them leave each banquet still raging with hunger. In contrast, skekAyuk's alter ego, the Mystic cook urAmaj, prepares very simple and very satisfying meals by hand.
Pre-production notes for the film, as shown in The Making of the Dark Crystal, describe the Gourmet as follows: