It took him almost his entire life. From the very first moment he read about the Forgone and their Relics, he intended to break their secrets, to learn from them.
All the galaxy knew of their untapped power. But no being could open, understand, or even damage one.
But after much research, he finally worked out that to use a Relic, you had to think like a Forgone.
It took most of his life to get to the point where his brain was just enough like one to be recognised.
He received the power fully, completely.
And it destroyed him.