Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire 1: Desperate Measures is the first issue in the Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — The Fall of the Sith Empire story arc in the Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi series of comics. It was published on June 18, 1997 by Dark Horse Comics.

Opening crawlEdit

Desperate Measures
Five thousand years before the birth of Luke Skywalker,
young Gav and Jori Daragon accidentally set in motion one of
the most devastating wars the galaxy has ever known. Fleeing
trouble in the Koros system, which has been newly unified by
the benevolent Empress Teta, Gav and Jori race into unexplored
hyperspace, hoping to make their fortune – but their path lands
them right in the heart of the awesome Sith Empire!

Taken prisoner by Sith Lords, Gav and Jori are used as pawns
by the ambitious Naga Sadow – who has just declared himself
the new Dark Lord. The twins spend weeks hiding under Sadow’s
treacherous protection, while the Dark Lord begins training
Gav in the Sith magic of illusions.

Naga Sadow has plans, though, to use the brother and sister as
scapegoats: he wishes to expand the Sith Empire, to launch a
war of conquest against the Republic – but first he must defeat
his deadly rival, Ludo Kressh. Dropping hints and planting
spies, Sadow lures Kressh into attacking his seemingly vulnerable
fortress. In the full devastation of battle, Naga Sadow separates
Gav and Jori, forcing Jori to take their impounded ship,
''Starbreaker 12'', to escape alone back to the heart of the Republic.

After Jori flees, Sadow springs his surprise on Ludo, wiping
out the rival’s fleet while Ludo himself barely escapes. Now
with his opponent trounced, Sadow can move the military might
of the Sith Empire on its greatest conquest – against the
unsuspecting Republic. A secret transmitter hidden in Jori’s
ship will show them exactly where to go...

Publisher's summaryEdit

The Sith Empire has rallied its forces for an all-out battle for control of the galaxy. Their goal: Crush the Republic. And with so many Sith masters amongst them, the goal is not unachievable. As Naga Sadow readies his fleet to attack, one lone person threatens to undermine the entire campaignJori Daragon. She isn't a Jedi. She doesn't come from a military background or have a history of fighting. She's an explorer, a mapper of hyperspace who stumbled on the plans of the Sith. And she just may be the savior of the Republic.

Plot summaryEdit

When Jori Daragon arrives back on Koros Major, she is quickly arrested, and the Starbreaker 12 is given to Ssk Kahorr as recompense for his destroyed drone ship.

Meanwhile, on Khar Delba, Ludo Kressh's flagship returns to Naga Sadow's decoy fortress. Sadow tells Gav Daragon, his reluctant apprentice, to push a button on the wall. He does so, causing Kressh's ship to explode in a globe of flame, presumably killing him.

Behind the scenesEdit

Two variant covers are known to exist for this issue; an American Entertainment Exclusive variant by Dan Beauvais and a Wizard variant signed by Kevin J. Anderson.


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External linksEdit

The Tales of the Jedi saga
The Golden Age of the Sith: 0 · 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
The Fall of the Sith Empire: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Knights of the Old Republic:
Ulic Qel-Droma and the Beast Wars of Onderon: 1 · 2
The Saga of Nomi Sunrider: 3 · 4 · 5
The Freedon Nadd Uprising: 1 · 2
Dark Lords of the Sith: 0 · 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
The Sith War: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Redemption: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Other collections
Omnibus: Volume 1 · Omnibus: Volume 2 · The Collection
The Collection + The Freedon Nadd Uprising · 30th Anniversary
Guide books
Tales of the Jedi Companion
Audio books
Tales of the Jedi · Dark Lords of the Sith

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