Shadows and Light is a 22-page colored comic featured in Star Wars Tales 23. It was advertised as a prequel to the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, although it covers only a small portion of the game's backstory. The comic is based on the diaries of the three Jedi who are found dead in the game.

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It is 3993 BBY. The terentatek, thought to be all but extinct as a result of the Great Hunt, are unexpectedly discovered on Korriban. The Jedi Council of Dantooine sends three Jedi, the most resistant to the temptations of the dark sideDuron Qel-Droma, Shaela Nuur, and Guun Han Saresh—to continue the Great Hunt.

As the heroes arrive on Korriban, Guun discovers that Shaela and Duron have fallen in love. Believing that his companions are falling to the dark side, Guun decides to abandon them and depart to Kashyyyk, which is rumored to be inhabited by a terentatek unknown to the Council. However, Guun himself uses sexuality as a means to gain information and considers this perfectly legitimate for a Jedi. He tries drawing the creature out the same way Revan later would: by hanging a dead animal on a liana. However, he fails to defeat the beast.

On Korriban, Shaela and Duron feel Guun Han's death through the Force. Duron is soon slain by a terentatek shortly after. Before his death, Duron is visited by visions of the upcoming Jedi Civil War. Shaela, feeling grief and rage at the loss of her love, is consumed by revenge and falls to the dark side. When she seeks out the terentatek that killed Duron, she finds not just the one, but two. In her fury, however, Shaela refuses to retreat and prepares to confront both terentateks. In that moment, Shaela's lightsaber dies and as the room returns to darkness, she recalls her Master's words: that she must always stay in the light.

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In the game Knights of the Old Republic, the main character will come across certain items hinting at the fates of Duron Qel-Droma, Shaela Nuur and Guun Han Saresh.

Star Wars Tales
Tales 1: Life, Death, and the Living Force · Mara Jade: A Night on the Town · Extinction, Part 1 · Skippy the Jedi Droid
Tales 2: Routine · Extinction, Part 2 · Stop That Jawa! · Incident at Horn Station
Tales 3: The Death of Captain Tarpals · Deal with a Demon · Lady Luck · Three Against the Galaxy
Tales 4: Moment of Doubt · A Death Star Is Born · Spare Parts · Sand Blasted
Tales 5: Yaddle's Tale: The One Below · What They Called Me · A Summer's Dream · Hoth · Lando's Commandos: On Eagles' Wings
Tales 6: The Hovel on Terk Street · A Hot Time in the Cold Town Tonite! · Fortune, Fate, and the Natural History of the Sarlacc
Junkheap Hero · The Hidden · Thank the Maker
Tales 7: Single Cell · Nerf Herder · Jedi Chef · Outbid But Never Outgunned · Force Fiction
Tales 8: Captain Threepio · The One That Got Away · The Secret Tales of Luke's Hand! · Death Star Pirates · Bad Business
Tales 9: Resurrection · Hate Leads to Lollipops · The Rebel Four
Tales 10: Trooper · Skreej · Nameless · A Wookiee Scorned! · Free Memory
Tales 11: Prey · In the Beginning · The Princess Leia Diaries · Tall Tales · Ghost
A Jedi's Weapon
Tales 12: A Day in the Life · A Jedi's Weapon · The Revenge of Tag & Bink · Once Bitten · The Duty
Tales 13: Puzzle Peace · The Secret of Tet-Ami · Survivors · Stones · The Sith in the Shadow · Children of the Force
Tales 14: Apocalypse Endor · The Emperor's Court · Urchins · Tides of Terror · The Lesson · Smuggler's Blues · Mythology
Tales 15: Sandstorm · First Impressions · Falling Star · Do or Do Not · Slippery Slope · Lucky Stars
Tales 16: The Other · Best Birthday Ever · The Long, Bad Day · Kessel Run · Lunch Break · Heart of Darkness
Tales 17: Planet of the Dead · All for You · Phantom Menaces · Ghosts of Hoth · The Apprentice · Dark Journey
Tales 18: Number Two in the Galaxy · Payback · Being Boba Fett · The Way of the Warrior · Revenants
Tales 19: Collapsing New Empires · The Value of Proper Intelligence to Any Successful Military Campaign is Not to Be Underestimated
Rather Darkness Visible · The Rebel Club · The Lost Lightsaber · Into the Great Unknown · Storyteller
Tales 20: George R. Binks · Who's Your Daddy · Fred Jawa · Luke Skywalker: Detective · Hunger Pains · Failing Up With Jar Jar Binks
Nobody's Perfect · Problem Solvers · Melvin Fett · Young Lando Calrissian
Tales 21: Nomad Chapter One · Walking the Path That's Given · Equals & Opposites
Tales 22: Honor Bound · Nomad Chapter Two · Marooned
Tales 23: Shadows and Light · Nomad Chapter Three · Lucky
Tales 24: Marked · Fett Club · Unseen, Unheard · Nomad Chapter Four
Trade paperbacks
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The Knights of the Old Republic metaseries
Video game series
Knights of the Old Republic · The Sith Lords
Knights of the Old Republic · Shadows and Light
Unseen, Unheard · War
Short stories
Labor Pains · Interference · The Secret Journal of Doctor Demagol
KotOR Strategy Guide · TSL Strategy Guide · Chronicles
Handbook · Campaign Guide
Knights of the Old Republic 3
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