During his early life, the Dark Underlord was known as a bloody marauder. As leader of the Sith, he was able to consolidate a large group of elite Sith warriors known as the Black Knights. Roughly 1,750 BBY, the Dark Underlord and his Black Knights had set up base on the planet Malrev IV. The planet contained a powerful Sith Temple which magnified the use of the Dark Side. The temple itself may have been constructed by the Dark Underlord to help counteract the Jedi army; however, it's possible the temple was built before the Dark Underlord's time.
In any case, the Jedi General named Murrtaggh, a perennial enemy of the Dark Underlord, prepared to eliminate the dangerous Dark Lord while his forces were stationed there. Unknown to the Dark Underlord, Murrtaggh paid a large group of Mandalorian mercenaries to stage a diversionary attack on the Black Knights while Murrtaggh prepared to sneak behind the enemy lines to assassinate the Sith leader.
As the battle commenced, the Dark Lord sent his foremost general to lead his forces against the Mandalorians. During the chaos of the battle, Murrtaggh executed his plan and infiltrated the Dark Underlord's fortress. As the two engaged in battle Murrtaggh fell to the dark side, striking down the Dark Lord of the Sith, ultimately killing him and ending his reign of terror once and for all.