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 1, 1996 by Dark Horse Comics.

The issue features the story "Funeral for a Dark Lord," in which Gav and Jori Daragon arrive on the Sith world of Korriban following the funeral of Marka Ragnos.

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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.

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Opening crawl[edit | edit source]

Funeral for a Dark Lord
Five millennia before the birth of Luke
Skywalker, at the height of the Republic,
daring hyperspace explorers plunge through
uncharted space, hoping to discover valuable
commercial routes. Young Gav and Jori
Daragon, brother and sister, attempt to make
their fortune. Their supply-runner parents killed in
Empress Teta's final unification wars, Gav and Jori
have little left of a meager inheritance.

When their ship ''Starbreaker 12'' is damaged on a
mapping run, Aarrba the Hutt offers his repair dock
on Cinnagar, but he refuses to release the ship until
Gav and Jori pay him. Though Aarrba is kind-hearted
(for a Hutt), he has already trusted them one time too
many. Adding to their misfortunes, the merchant lord Ssk
Kahorr suffers financial ruin when he uses one of the
brother and sister's mapped routes — and he takes out a
contract for their lives…

Meanwhile, the Jedi scholar Odan-Urr is assigned to the
Koros system to assist Empress Teta. The unification wars are
over, and the seven worlds of her system are poised for
prosperity. Odan-Urr becomes a close confidant of another Jedi,
Memit Nadill, a personal adviser to the Empress.

The two Jedi rescue Gav and Jori from Ssk Kahorr's assassination
attempt. The brother and sister know they are doomed if they stay in
Cinnagar. They have only one chance — to steal the ''Starbreaker 12'' in
one desperate plunge through hyperspace, hoping to discover a
valuable new route no one else has dared to explore. Breaching
Aarrba's defenses, they roar off in their ship, dodging Cinnagar
security. Punching random numbers into their navicomputer, they
vanish into the unknown…

Funeral on Korriban[edit | edit source]

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 run[edit | edit source]

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 contest[edit | edit source]

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.

Odan-Urr's vision[edit | edit source]

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.

First contact[edit | edit source]

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.

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Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi
The Golden Age of the Sith: 0 · 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
The Fall of the Sith Empire: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Tales of the Jedi: 1 · 2 · 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 · Knights of the Old Republic
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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