Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith 4: Death of a Dark Jedi is the fourth issue in the Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi - Dark Lords of the Sith series of comics. It was published by Dark Horse Comics on January 10, 1995.
Opening crawl[edit | edit source]
Plot summary[edit | edit source]
Journey to Yavin 4[edit | edit source]
Following the trail of Naga Sadow, Exar Kun arrives at the fourth moon of Yavin and is greeted by the Massassi. Freedon Nadd's Spirit is still present, and he warns Kun of the Massassi. Kun does not heed Nadd's warnings and is captured. Suddenly, the Massassi priest Zythmnr emerges from his solitude, claims Kun is the one they have waited for, and delivers him to the Temple of Fire.
Ulic's quest for vengeance[edit | edit source]
On Ossus, Master Ood Bnar gives Ulic Qel-Droma the definitive history of the Empress Teta system to prepare for his mission to infiltrate the Krath. Ulic's friend Nomi Sunrider and his brother Cay Qel-Droma try to reason with Ulic but he is stubborn. Before Ulic Departs, he is brought before Master Odan-urr, who uses a Sith holocron to show an example of a Jedi who wished to conquer the darkness from within, but failed and was seduced by the dark side of the Force.
Ulic is offended by Odan-urr's disapproval, and goes on to claim the he must do this. As Ulic departs he is stopped by his brother Cay, who confesses his concerns for this mission and his worry that he'll never see his brother again. Ulic shrugs the idea off, and departs for Cinnagar disguised as a smuggler.
The Massassi temple[edit | edit source]
In the heart of the Great Temple on Yavin 4, Kun is the center of a Massassi blood sacrifice. Rather than being afraid, Kun believes that he has finally reached the knowledge he seeks. As the ritual goes on, an amazing amount of power is released and a massive beast created from Naga Sadow's dark side alchemy awakens.
Undercover on Cinnagar[edit | edit source]
Now on the surface of Cinnagar, Ulic begins his mission. Unbeknownst to him, Satal and Aleema Keto have already discovered his presence and plan to manipulate him. The next day, the Krath hold a public execution for several rebellious carbonite traders, who are hurled into a carbon smelter.
However, several rebellious carbonite miners take the opportunity to stage an attack on Aleema at a public execution, a sudden ambush against the Krath is staged by rebels. Seeking to gain the trust of the Krath, Ulic intervenes in order to learn the dark side secrets of Aleema and Satal. Ulic swiftly dispatches the rebels with his lightsaber. Having won the trust of the Krath, Aleema welcomes Ulic but her cousin Satal is jealous of the newcomer.
Embracing darkness[edit | edit source]
Facing certain death at the hand of Sadow's creature on Yavin 4, Kun embraces the power of the dark side yet again and takes control of an ancient Sith amulet. Channeling the power of the dark side through this amulet, Kun incinerates the beast with his Force powers. Impressed by his mastery of the Force, the Massassi accept him as their new leader.
Pleased with Exar Kun's journey to the dark side, Nadd begins planning to resurrect himself using Naga Sadow's laboratory. However, Kun has had enough of his Sith master and uses the amulet's power to forever vanquish the spirit of Freedon Nadd. In his final moments, Nadd warns Satal and Aleema to beware of the "pretender" Exar Kun and to defend the legacy of the Sith.
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