Tales of the Jedi - The Golden Age of the Sith 2 is the second issue of the Star Wars Legends comic book miniseries Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — The Golden Age of the Sith. It was written by Kevin J. Anderson, illustrated by Dario Carrasco, Jr., and first published on November 13, 1996 by Dark Horse Comics.
Marka Ragnos ruled the galaxy with an iron fist. He was the Dark Lord of the Sith -- the most powerful of the most powerful. But now he is dead. And two innocent hyperspace explorers, Gav and Jori Daragon, may follow suit if they get caught between the warring factions hoping to fill the Dark Lord void.
Funeral on KorribanEdit
On the planet Korriban, the ruling Sith Lords have opened a new tomb in the Valley of the Dark Lords for the fallen Dark Lord of the Sith Marka Ragnos. Ludo Kressh, a powerful Sith Lord who wants to succeed Lord Ragnos, officiates over his predecessor's funeral. Marka Ragnos' remains and several Sith slaves are entombed inside his tomb.
Fugitives on the runEdit
Meanwhile, the fugitives Gav and Jori Daragon bring their ship Starbreaker 12 out of hyperspace. Having picked out their coordinates at random during their flight from Koros Major, the twins stumble upon the uncharted world of Korriban. Seeking to make money from their work as hyperspace navigators, they decide to explore Korriban.
Following Marka Ragnos' funeral, Kressh's rival Naga Sadow arrives in the Valley of the Dark Lords to contest the leadership of the Sith Empire. Kressh rejects Sadow's challenge, deeming his rebellious actions and experiments a threat to the Empire. Sadow counters that the Sith Empire has grown stagnant and decadent. He reminds the assembled Sith that their Dark Jedi ancestors were banished for their beliefs.
Hoping to open a new hyperspace route, Gav convinces his sister Jori that they should explore Korriban. He reminds Jori that they are to claim to be "emissaries" from the Galactic Republic.
A leadership contestEdit
Back on Korriban, Sadow and Kressh decide to resolve their rival claims through a vicious sword fight. With neither side able to gain an edge, they are interrupted by the ghost of Marka Ragnos. After recounting the origins of the Sith Empire, he warns that their empire will soon die if something is not done. He calls upon Kressh and Sadow to exercise wisdom and fight the right battles or else everything is lost.
Back on Koros Major, Odan-Urr experiences a Force vision of an impending Sith attack. He decides to warn Empress Teta and his fellow Jedi Knight Memit Nadill. Arriving in the throne room, he finds Aarrba the Hutt reports Gav and Jori's theft of the Starbreaker 12 to Empress Teta, saying that they have repaid his kindness with treachery and damaged his repair dock.
Empress Teta promises to deliver justice for Aarrna. Odan-Urr recounts his nightmare to the Empress and Memit. Memit vouches for his fellow Jedi and the Empress promises to raise the matter when she travels to Coruscant in three days.
Back on Korriban, Sadow and Kressh decide to make peace. They are interrupted by the arrival of Gav and Jordi's ship Starbreaker 12. After landing, the two announce that they are from the Republic and offer a trade agreement. However, the Sith's Massassi warriors grab them and take them prisoner. Kressh believes that the Daragons are precursors to an invasion but Sadow intends to interrogate them, believing that they are the key to "ripe new fields" for the Sith Lords to conquer.
- UPC 761568954166; November 13, 1996; Dark Horse Comics; First printing
- (No UPC); November 10, 2015; Marvel Comics; Digital edition
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- Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — The Golden Age of the Sith TPB
- Star Wars Omnibus: Tales of the Jedi, Volume 1
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