STAR WARS
Tales of the Jedi
The Fall of the Sith Empire

Old Republic Era

   OLD REPUBLIC ERA:
25,000 - 1000 years before Star Wars: A New Hope

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The Fall of the Sith Empire #1 (of 5)
"Desperate Measures"

Place in timeline - 5,000 years before A New Hope

Published: June 1997
Writer: Kevin J. Anderson
Penciller: Dario Carrasco, Jr.,
Inkers: Mark G. Heike, Bill Black & David Jacob Beckett
Color Artist: Ray Murtaugh
Letterer: Willie Schubert
Cover Artist: Duncan Fegredo


Five thousand years before the birth of Luke Skywalker, young Gav and Jori Daragon accidentally set in motion one of the most devastating wars the galaxy has ever known. Fleeing trouble in the Koros system, which has been newly unified by the benevolent Empress Teta, Gav and Jori race into unexplored hyperspace, hoping to make their fortunes -- but their path lands them right into the heart of the awesome Sith Empire!

Taken prisoner by Sith Lords, Gav and Jori are used as pawns by the ambitious Naga Sadow -- who has just declared himself the new Dark Lord. The twins spend weeks hiding under Sadow's treacherous protection, while the Dark Lord begins training Gav in the Sith magic of illusions.

Naga Sadow has plans, though, to use the brother and sister as scapegoats: he wishes to expand the Sith Empire, to launch a war of conquest against the Republic -- but first he must defeat his deadly rival, Ludo crash. Dropping hints and planting spies, Sadow lures Kressh into attacking his seemingly vulnerable fortress. In the full devastation of battle, Naga Sadow separates Gav and Jori, forcing Jori to take their impounded ship, Starbreaker 12, to escape alone back to the heart of the Republic.

After Jori flees, Sadow springs his surprise on Ludo, wiping out the rival's fleet while Ludo himself barely escapes. Now with his opponent trounced, Sadow can move the military might of the Sith Empire on its greatest conquest -- against the unsuspecting Republic. A secret transmitter hidden in Jori's ship will show them exactly where to go...


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The Fall of the Sith Empire #2 (of 5)
"Forces in Collision"

Place in timeline - 5,000 years before A New Hope

Published: July 1997
Story: Kevin J. Anderson
Penciller: Dario Carrasco, Jr., Mark G. Heike & Bill Black
Inkers: David Jacob Beckett


Jori Daragon is on trial for offenses against Empress Teta's government. But far from being a lawbreaker, Jori is trying to reach the Empress, to warn her of the dark plans of the Sith Empire. If she is found guilty, she will be confined to a colony planet. And then nothing will stand between the Empress and the Sith.


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The Fall of the Sith Empire #3 (of 5)
"First Encounter"

Place in timeline - 5,000 years before A New Hope

Published: August 1997
Story: Kevin J. Anderson
Penciller: Dario Carrasco, Jr., Mark G. Heike & Bill Black
Inkers: David Jacob Beckett


Before the Empire held sway over the galaxy . . . before the Rebel forces rose up to create the New Republic . . . there was the time of the Old Republic. The story of how that grand oligarchy fell from power begins here, in an episode titled "First Encounter."


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The Fall of the Sith Empire #4 (of 5)
"The Dogs of War"

Place in timeline - 5,000 years before A New Hope

Published: September 1997
Story: Kevin J. Anderson
Penciller: Dario Carrasco, Jr., Mark G. Heike & Bill Black
Inkers: David Jacob Beckett


The Sith invasion rages on, as the dark side of the Force takes the upper hand over the Old Republic. But Dark Lord Naga Sadow is about to learn that winning a battle is not the same as winning a war!


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The Fall of the Sith Empire #5 (of 5)
"End of an Empire"

Place in timeline - 5,000 years before A New Hope

Published: October 1997
Story: Kevin J. Anderson
Penciller: Dario Carrasco, Jr., Mark G. Heike & Bill Black
Inkers: David Jacob Beckett


Featuring the historic confrontation between the Old Republic and the Empire, The Fall of the Sith Empire cannot end but with the victory of the Old Republic. But even winners have losses, and the Sith Empire walks away from this battle with a victory of its own . . . one which will later spell doom for the Old Republic.


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Fall of the Sith Empire TPB

Published: May 1998

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The Sith Empire has rallied its forces for an all-out battle for control of the galaxy. Its goal: Crush the Republic. And with so many Sith Masters among them, the goal is not unachievable. As Naga Sadow readies his fleet to attack, one lone person threatens to undermine the entire campaign -- Jori Daragon. She isn't a Jedi. She's an explorer, a mapper of hyperspace who stumbled on the plans of the Sith. And she just may be the savior of the Republic.

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