Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War 1: Edge of the Whirlwind is the first issue in the Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — The Sith War series of comics. It was published on August 15, 1995 by Dark Horse Comics.

Opening crawlEdit

Edge of the Whirlwind
It has been six months since the former enemies Exar Kun and Ulic Qel-Droma have joined forces, forced into a common goal by hypnotic visions of a reborn Golden Age of the Sith.

Through his dabbling in forbidden teachings, Exar Kun has fallen completely under the spell of the ancient Sith ways, and he knows he must gain additional disciples to fan the flames of his planned victory.

Meanwhile, in the iron-walled city of Cinnagar in the Empress Teta system, Ulic Qel-Droma has stumbled down the dark path – driven by a distorted need to avenge the murder of his beloved Master Arca, poisoned by dark Sith toxins, and seduced and manipulated by his wily lover Aleema. He has allied himself with Exar Kun to bring about a new Golden Age, following the dream-images that fog his mind. His mission is to gather an army awesome enough to take on even the mighty galactic Republic.

But as their plans proceed, far from the watchful eyes of the loyal Jedi Knights, other vicious crusaders turn their attentions to what may seem to be easy pickings while Ulic is preoccupied...

Plot summaryEdit

The Mandalorians, led by Mandalore the Indomitable, wage war on the Empress Teta system. Mandalore challenges Ulic Qel-Droma to a duel, which Ulic accepts on the terms that if he wins, he shall receive control of the Mandalorian warriors. Ulic wins, and recruits Mandalore and his army to fight for the Sith. They begin to plan an attack on Coruscant.

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Behind the scenesEdit

Zona Luka retells to Exar Kun about how Jedi Master Arca Jeth died on Onderon and Oss Wilum explains it happened by an avatar of Freedon Nadd. In reality, he died in the Conclave at Deneba by a Krath war droid in issue Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith 3: Descent to the Dark Side


Notes and referencesEdit

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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