Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith 2: Funeral for a Dark Lord is the second (not counting the prologue issue 0) issue in the Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — The Golden Age of the Sith series of comics. It was published on November 1, 1996 by Dark Horse Comics.

Opening CrawlEdit

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 . . .

Publisher's summaryEdit

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.

Plot summaryEdit

During a funeral procession on Korriban for Dark Lord of the Sith Marka Ragnos, Sith rivals Naga Sadow and Ludo Kressh, both hopeful to become the next Dark Lord, engage each other in a vicious sword fight. They are interrupted by the ghost of Marka Ragnos, who explains that the Sith Empire will soon die if something is not done. On Koros Major, Odan-Urr explains to Empress Teta that he has had a vision of an impending Sith attack.

Back on Korriban, Gav and Jori Daragon arrive, having input random coordinates when fleeing from Koros Major. They offer a trade agreement, but the Sith's Massassi warriors grab them and take them prisoner.



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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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