Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith 5: The Flight of Starbreaker 12 is the fifth (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 February 1, 1997 by Dark Horse Comics.

Opening CrawlEdit

The Flight of Starbreaker 12
In the midst of a bitter struggle in the magnificent Sith Empire, Naga Sadow stages a violent charade - freeing innocent captives Gav and Jori Daragon and secretly whisking them and their ship, Starbreaker 12, off to his private fortress. He then plants evidence to imply that the rescue strike was the precursor to a full-scale invasion from the Republic.

Sadow uses the turmoil to seize control of the Empire, proclaiming himself Dark Lord of the Sith. His arch rival, Ludo Kressh, vows never to follow him and storms off, taking his supporters with him.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the galaxy, the scholarly Jedi Odan-Urr travels to Coruscant with the Empress Teta and her advisor Memit Nadill. There, they speak of Odan-Urr's visions about the threat of long-forgotten Sith forces, but - despite the silent concern of the other Jedi Knights in attendance - they are laughed out of the council chambers . . .

Naga Sadow has deeper plans for Gav and Jori. Separating them, he keeps Gav in his main stronghold on the moon Khar Shian while Jori remains in a "decoy" fortress on the main planet Khar Delba. He begins to train Gav as his protégé, teaching him rudimentary Sith magic while Jori broods, anxious to return home with Starbreaker 12. Only the navicomputer of their ship holds the convoluted information on how to find the great Republic.

Ludo Kressh, however, discovers Sadow's trickery and mounts an armed rebellion against the evil Dark Lord, vowing to fight to save the Sith Empire from Sadow's reckless plans. As Sadow visits Jori in his decoy fortress, Kressh's warships come in, intent on the toal destruction of the Dark Lord of the Sith . . .

Publisher's summaryEdit

Gav and Jori Daragon knew they could be killed in their chosen line of work — mapping out uncharted hyperspace flight paths could easily result in a deadly meeting with an unexpected meteorite shower or an unknown world. But it's neither comets nor planets that threaten them now. Rather, it's their success that may cost them their lives. They've successfully mapped a hyperspace shortcut — a shortcut which could prove strategically imperative in the event of war. And war is just what Gav and Jori have found themselves in the middle of. Trapped between two factions of the Sith, each vying for control of the galaxy, this sibling duo of hyperspace pioneers has become a pawn to the dark side.

Plot summaryEdit

As Ludo Kressh's forces continue attacking Naga Sadow's decoy fortress on Khar Delba, Sadow tells Jori Daragon to leave and head back to the Republic. She reluctantly does so, barely dodging the attacks set upon her by Kressh's fleet. Suddenly, a massive fleet of warships arrives from Naga Sadow's true fortress on Khar Shian. Sadow pushes a button, and the Massassi on Horak-mul's ship kill the Sith Lord. The Massassi on Dor Gal-ram's ship do the same, as the Khar Shian fleet opens fire on Ludo Kressh. He retreats, leaving his rival the victor of the Battle of Khar Delba via forfeit.

Meanwhile, on the Starbreaker 12, a tracking beacon beeps, as Jori unknowingly leads the Sith Empire straight into the Republic…



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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