Dark Empire II 3: World of the Ancient Sith was the third issue of the 6 part Dark Empire II series of comics. It was released on February 21, 1995 by Dark Horse Comics.

Opening crawl[edit | edit source]

World of the Ancient Sith
Jedi Princess Leia, pregnant with her third child, journeys with Han Solo and Chewbacca to the spaceport moon of Nar Shaddaa, where Leia hopes to find the old Jedi woman, Vima-da-Boda [sic].

Arriving in the ancient spaceport, Leia and Han are stalked by bounty hunters, Gank killers, and warriors from the Emperor's new Darkside Elite. After a vicious confrontation with the Ganks, Leia and Han succeed in finding Vima in the deepest levels of the city.

But Boba Fett follows them, resulting in a clash which ends when Chewbacca rips off Fett's helmet and ignites his jet pack, sending Boba Fett blasting into the darkness.
Safely aboard the ''Millennium Falcon'', Leia, Han, and Chewbacca attempt to take Vima-da-Boda [sic] away from Nar Shaddaa, but the ''Falcon'' is caught in a tractor beam by an Imperial Star Destroyer.

In a test of wits, Han Solo tricks the Commander of the Star Destroyer into impaling his ship on a city pylon. As the massive warship plunges to destruction, the ''Falcon'' jumps safely to hyperspace.

Leia, Han, and Chewbacca are not the only Rebels on a quest. In another part of the galaxy, Luke Skywalker and Jedi Knight Kam Solusar are on their way to the planet Ossus, an ancient Jedi stronghold, to hunt for Jedi artifacts...

And Han Solo's old friends Salla Zend and Shug Ninx are returning to Byss, the Emperor's throneworld, in hope of recovering Salla's ship, the ''Starlight Intruder''.

Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]

Luke is racing to the far side of the galaxy to obtain a Jedi Holocron rumored to be on the planet Ossus. The power and knowledge that ancient device holds could give him just the edge he needs to defeat the evil Empire! But the Emperor has heard these rumors, too, and has sent a platoon of battle-hungry Dark Siders to bring the Holocron back to him. Fire up the lightsaber, Luke! It's gonna be a long night!

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Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Contrary to the title, the planet displayed in the comic, Ossus, is actually an ancient Jedi planet.

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

The Dark Empire saga
Dark Empire: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Dark Empire II: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Empire's End: 1 · 2
Collected editions
Dark Empire (3rd ed.) · Dark Empire II (2nd ed.)
Empire's End · Dark Empire Trilogy
Epic Collection
Dark Empire · Dark Empire II · Empire's End
Dark Empire: The Collector's Edition
Related material
Endnotes · Lightsider · Sourcebook · Handbook

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