Dark Empire II 4: Battle on Byss was the fourth issue of the 6 part Dark Empire II series of comics. It was released on March 21, 1995 by Dark Horse Comics.

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Battle on Byss
Learning that Luke Skywalker and Kam Solusar are on the ancient Jedi planet Ossus, Emperor Palpatine orders his Darkside Executor Sedriss to bring back the two Jedi – alive.

Meanwhile, amidst the ruins of Ossus, Luke and Kam find a young man and woman tied to an ancient tree. Luke senses the two youths – whose names are Jem and Rayf – are potential Jedi. When Luke frees them, he incurs the wrath of their tribe, the Ysanna.

But when Sedriss and his shocktroopers attack, the Ysanna warriors help the Jedi defeat the Imperial darksiders. In a desperate attempt to save himself, Sedriss takes the young woman Jem Ysanna captive.

Unexpectedly, Sedriss confronts a new adversary – the withered old “tree” is in fact an intelligent being – Master Ood Bnar, a 5000-year-old Neti Jedi! Awakening now from a thousand-year sleep, Master Ood engages Sedriss in a great Force-battle. The encounter ends disastrously when Master Ood draws down a massive charge of energy that destroys them both!

Examining the place where the departed Jedi stood, Rayf Ysanna discovers Jedi treasure hidden under Master Ood's roots – a trove of long-forgotten lightsabers!

Elsewhere, across the Galaxy, Rebel commandos led by Lando Calrissian and Wedge Antilles set into motion a dangerous plan to strike at the heart of the Empire!

Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]

In the fourth chapter of this epic series, Luke Skywalker discovers an ancient, powerful Jedi relic among the ruins of the planet Ossus. But can he get off the planet with it, or even with his life? The Emperor's Darksiders are hot on Luke's tail, and he must battle for his life before he can battle for the galaxy!

Meanwhile, in another part of the galaxy, Lando Calrissian and a team of Rebel commandos take the fight to the enemy camp. Hidden within a shipment of War Droids spacebound for the Emperor's throneworld, they're going to take down the Empire or go down themselves! It's kamikazee-fighting, Calrissian style!

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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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