Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith 4: Pawns of a Sith Lord is the fourth (not counting the prologue issue) issue in the Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — The Golden Age of the Sith story arc in the Tales of the Jedi series of comics. It was published on January 1, 1997 by Dark Horse Comics.

Opening CrawlEdit

Pawns of a Sith Lord
Fleeing from bad decisions in the Empress Teta system, young hyperspace explorers Gav and Jori Daragon fly off into the unknown. Their ship, Starbreaker 12, chooses a random course - a fateful route that takes them to the fabled Sith Empire, where they are captured and held prisoner.

Unknowingly, Gav and Jori have landed in the middle of a bitter power struggle between two of the greatest Sith Lords - Naga Sadow and Ludo Kressh. In the Sith council chambers, the Lords argue over what is to be done with the captives. Kressh fears the Starbreaker 12 is the precursor to an invasion, while Sadow sees the two trespassers as keys to a new section of the galaxy ripe for Sith conquest. He feels that if he can unite the squabbling factions against a common enemy, a common goal, then the Sith Empire can rise to new heights of glory.

Gav and Jori wait in their cell, sentenced to be executed, despairing . . . not realizing that they have become pawns of a Sith Lord. With his fierce and loyal Massassi warriors, Naga Sadow secretly steals strange Republic weaponry from the impounded Starbreaker 12 and stages a commando raid to free the prisoners, killing a prominent Sith Lord in the process. Sadow whisks Gav and Jori off to his private fortress on the moon of Khar Shian . . .

The Sith Lords are thrown into an uproar, seeing the weapons, the evidence, and assuming they have been attacked by Republic forces. In their turmoil, they turn to Naga Sadow for leadership. Outraged, Ludo Kressh storms off - but Sadow has achieved his greatest desire: he is chosen as the next Dark Lord of the Sith . . .

Publisher's summaryEdit

When Gav and Jori Daragon were first captured by the evil Sith, they feared for their lives. Now, Jori fears for her brother's spirit, as would-be Dark Lord Naga Sadow begins to initiate him into the ways of the dark side of the Force. Naga Sadow is playing a deadly game of chess, and the Daragon siblings are his pawns.

Plot summaryEdit

Empress Teta goes with Odan-Urr and Memit Nadill to Coruscant to address the Senate on Odan-Urr's recent vision. The Senate seems completely unconvinced, but Teta vows to strengthen at least the Koros system's army. On Ziost, Naga Sadow's loyal Massassi warriors infiltrate Ziost once more and steal the Starbreaker 12 in the next step of Sadow's elaborate plan, purposefully leaving behind Naga Sadow's emblem, which Ludo Kressh soon discovers. Kressh calls together his fellow Sith Lords Horak-mul and Dor Gal-ram, demanding an attack on Sadow's fortress.

Meanwhile, the Starbreaker 12 arrives at Sadow's decoy fortress on Khar Delba—where Jori has been moved for her "safety"—just as Kressh's fleet, including Horak-mul and Gal-ram, attacks the icy world. Sadow, however, isn't worried, as this is all part of his plan…


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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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