You can't keep a bad Sith down!
Darth Krayt has returned from the "dead," stronger, more evil, and more determined than ever to crush the galaxy under his heel. With Emperor Roan Fel's Imperials, the Galactic Alliance, the Jedi, and even some of his own Sith followers arrayed against him, Krayt would seem overmatched—but his enemies have not reckoned with the power of the dark side!
If Cade Skywalker was ever going to run from his legacy, now would be the time!
Raised as a Jedi until the age of fourteen, Cade saw his father killed by the Sith, and the Jedi Academy on Ossus sacked. Dropping his surname, Cade joined Rav's band of pirates and became a member of the galaxy's underworld. It was while working with Rav that he met Jariah Syn. Seven years later, working as a bounty hunter with Syn and Deliah Blue, who comprised the crew of his ship, the Mynock, Cade pursued a bounty on Marasiah Fel and became reacquainted with both the Jedi and the Sith. Exceptionally gifted in the Force, Cade now reluctantly finds himself at the center of galactic events, forced to embrace his Skywalker heritage. Whether that heritage will lead to redemption or doom is as yet unknown. He now has set out on a personal mission to finish Darth Krayt for good.
The third Emperor of the Fel dynasty to sit upon the Imperial throne, Roan Fel was ousted from power by Darth Krayt in 130 ABY, following the conclusion of the Sith–Imperial War. The coming of the Sith upset his plans of keeping the Empire on the course his grandfather set for it. Over the past seven years, Fel has, thanks largely to his political acumen and strategic thinking, maintained a persistent campaign against the Sith, even reclaiming the planet of Bastion. Fel is a fully trained Imperial Knight.
Draco is the leader of the Imperial Knights, an organization of fully trained Force users who swear allegiance to the service of the Empire, as personified by its leader, Roan Fel. Draco's formidable skill with a lightsaber matches his ability behind the controls of a fighter, but is perhaps outmatched by the love he feels for Princess Marasiah. Possessed of unwavering loyalty to the cause of the Imperial Knights, Draco would give his life for the Emperor. He was later frozen in carbonite after his former master defeated him in battle.
Once a Jedi named A'Sharad Hett who fought in the Clone Wars, Hett became embittered about the fate of the galaxy, and uncovered the Sith holocron of the ancient XoXaan on the planet Korriban. After being captured and tortured by the Yuuzhan Vong, Hett emerged as Darth Krayt, and spent a century secretly building a new Sith Order. Krayt secretly engineered the Sith–Imperial War, and after helping the Imperials to win, took the throne for himself and began his rule of the galaxy. Infected by a Yuuzhan Vong malady that is slowly taking over his body, Krayt sought Cade Skywalker's healing powers to rid him of his illness, until he was mortally wounded by Darth Wyyrlok III. He has now returned more powerful than before and determined to bring the entire galaxy under his authority.
A Sith Hand of Darth Krayt, Darth Talon exists only to serve his will. Her first assignment was to find and execute Roan Fel, which led her to his daughter, Marasiah, and consequently Cade Skywalker. She has dueled Cade several times since, and briefly instructed him in the ways of the Sith. Cold and dispassionate, her tattoos were earned in ritualistic combat and were inscribed by Darth Krayt himself.
The other hand of Darth Krayt, Darth Nihl was a Nagai warlord on his home planet before joining the ranks of the Sith. He is the top enforcer of Krayt's will, but shows some resentment towards his master on account of his inferior treatment, owing to his not having been born a Sith. Nihl wields a lightsaber staff, and killed Kol Skywalker with Force lightning during the Massacre of Ossus.
Darth Wyyrlok is the chief lieutenant and most trusted servant of Darth Krayt, and the third in his family's dynasty to bear that name and position. A master of Sith lore and of the ways of the dark side, Wyyrlok constantly searches for cures to his master's malady, having even journeyed to the galaxy's Deep Core to confront the spirit of Darth Andeddu. He later betrayed Darth Krayt and believed he was dead. With Krayt's return he now stands as one of the Dark Lord's enemies.
Darth Maladi is the head of Sith Intelligence and Assassination, and an expert in the methods of assassination and torture. She has tortured Cade Skywalker and the Jedi Hosk Trey'lis, and was chiefly responsible for sabotaging the Ossus Project. Having been trained by Darth Krayt himself, she is also adept with a lightsaber, and is an expert in Sith alchemy. She now leads a dissident faction that opposes Darth Wyyrlok's regency over both the Order and the Empire.
Director of Imperial Intelligence and the lover of Morlish Veed, Calixte is every bit as cunning and ambitious as her partner. The Sith originally approached the Empire through her. Calixte leads a double life as Imperial Intelligence agent Morrigan Corde, who is often hired by Veed, who himself has no idea that the two women are one and the same. As Corde, Calixte was the lover of Kol Skywalker, and became the mother of Cade.
Born Nat Skywalker, Rawk is a descendent of Luke Skywalker and the older brother of Kol Skywalker. He left the Jedi Order before the purge but continues to offer advice and assistance to his nephew Cade and his crew.
|Color code key:|
|Collected (TPB) issue||Released issue||Future issue|
|Issue||Title||Publication date||Trade paperback||Hardcover||Epic Collection|
|1||Legacy—War 1||December 15, 2010||
January 11, 2012
February 12, 2014
July 21, 2020
|2||Legacy—War 2||January 26, 2011|
|3||Legacy—War 3||February 23, 2011|
|4||Legacy—War 4||March 30, 2011|
|5||Legacy—War 5||April 27, 2011|
|6||Legacy—War 6||May 25, 2011|
Notes and references
- MTV interview with Ostrander and Duursema
- Comic Book Resources interview with Ostrander and Duursema