Hirk went to a monolith with Nal to gain wisdom. Nal was honored with visions and knowledge while Hirk was met with silence. In his jealousy, Hirk murdered Nal. Afterwards, Hirk went back and almost wiped out all of Nal's followers. Hirk then told his followers that he received great knowledge from the Monolith, and initited war against the Sentinel. He then said that Nal was killed in this war.