System Lord

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The System Lords were the highest ranking Goa'uld rulers.


The High Council of the System Lords will vote among themselves to grant the rank of System Lord to Goa'uld. (SG1: "Summit", "Last Stand") Despite being System Lords, they will fight with one another. (SG1: "Summit", "Revelations") They will hunt down and kill any Harcesis that are created. (SG1: "Forever in a Day")

Known System Lords


Around 1000, the System Lords stripped Anubis of his rank of System Lord and banished him, some including Yu attempted to have him killed. (SG1: "Last Stand") The System Lords entered into an agreement with the Asgard, the Protected Planets Treaty. (SG1: "Thor's Hammer", "Fair Game") The System Lords were once led by Sokar but he was overthrown by the others. (SG1: "Serpent's Song") The System Lords sent an Ashrak to hunt down and kill the Tok'ra Jolinar of Malkshur. (SG1: "In the Line of Duty") After Apophis was defeated in his attack on Earth his position among the System Lords disappeared and he was forced to try to reinstate his power among his followers. (SG1: "Secrets", "Family") When the System Lords were made aware of the location of the Tok'ra base they dispatched two Ha'tak's to attack. (SG1: "The Tok'ra, Part 2")

After Stargate Command defeated Hathor, the System Lords again realized that Earth is a formidable threat to the Goa'uld. The Asgard contacted them and negotiated for Earth to be included in the Protected Planets Treaty. Cronus, Nirrti and Yu came to Earth through the Stargate for the negotiations, initially agreeing only if Earth gave up its two Stargates. After it was revealed that Nirrti tried to kill Cronus the agreement was altered to allow them to keep their Stargates. (SG1: "Fair Game") Amaunet kidnapped several Abydonians as cover for taking Shifu, her Harcesis child, to hide him from the System Lords. (SG1: "Forever in a Day") Heru'ur allied with the System Lords against Apophis but was planning on joining Apophis to defeat the System Lords but was instead killed and Apophis absorbed his forces. (SG1: "The Serpent's Venom")

In 2001 the old order of the System Lords had collapsed, with Yu being the last member. When Apophis and Cronus were killed, the System Lords battled amongst themselves for control of their territories. The System Lords met for a summit aboard the Hasara Space station, with Ba'al, Bastet, Kali, Morrigan, Olokun, Svarog and Yu attending, to discuss recent attacks against them. (SG1: "Summit") Osiris came to the meeting to petition for Anubis to come back into the fold, having built up a large force and being the one who was attacking the others. All of the attending System Lords, except for Yu, voted for his return. The System Lords ritually ate other symbiotes each night of their meeting. (SG1: "Last Stand")

The System Lords denied knowing anything about the Tollans and their plan to attack Earth when asked by the Asgard. (SG1: "Fail Safe") All of the System Lords except for Yu joined with Anubis or were defeated by him. (SG1: "Prophecy") When Anubis was collecting the Eyes of the Goa'uld, Yu convinced the System Lords to ally with him against Anubis and attack. The attack failed and many ships were destroyed. (SG1: "Full Circle") Ba'al was later given command of the System Lord fleet when Yu began suffering from old age. (SG1: "Fallen", "Homecoming") Anubis began using his Kull Warriors to attack the System Lords. (SG1: "Death Knell")

After Anubis was defeated in orbit of Earth, the System Lords decided to divide up his territories amongst themselves, however Ba'al got control of the Kull Warriors and began taking as much territory as possible. The System Lords sent Yu, Camulus and Amaterasu to Earth to discuss a treaty in exchange for stopping Ba'al like they did with Anubis. (SG1: "New Order, Part 1") After the other System Lords were informed that Earth would not help them, they believed their advanced weapons used on Anubis no longer worked so they sent a ship to attack and test them. The ship was destroyed en route by Ba'al. (SG1: "New Order, Part 1", "New Order, Part 2")

The System Lords were beginning to be completely defeated by Ba'al. (SG1: "It's Good To Be King") The System Lords captured The Trust on Osiris' Al'kesh and implanted them with symbiotes, sending them back to take control of the entire organization and then incite a nuclear war on Earth, hoping to gain control of the Antarctic outpost and use it to stop Ba'al. (SG1: "Full Alert") Ba'al quickly conquered many of the remaining System Lords except for Yu, Amatersu and two others. Replicator Carter killed most of the rest on the Hasara Space station. (SG1: "Reckoning, Part 1") A few still remained but had lost most of their power. (SG1: "Moebius, Part 1")