Tales of the Jedi - The Sith War 3 is the third issue of the Star Wars Legends comic book miniseries Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — The Sith War. It was written by Kevin J. Anderson, illustrated by Dario Carrasco, Jr., and first published on October 17, 1995 by Dark Horse Comics.

The issue features the story "The Trial of Ulic Qel-Droma," in which Exar Kun rescues Ulic Qel-Droma from the Galactic Republic.

Publisher's summaryEdit

Ulic Qel-Droma has fallen victim to the spell of the dark side, and now he must stand before the Jedi masters to answer for his crimes. But another from within the Jedi ranks has taken up his mantle of evil. Exar Kun is turning his doting apprentices into Sith-possessed assassins and sending them out to kill the Jedi masters, and the fate of the entire Jedi force hangs in the balance!

Plot summaryEdit

Opening crawlEdit

The Trial of Ulic Qel-Droma
Exar Kun has lured a group of other Jedi —
including his former training partner, Crado,
and Master Thon's apprentice, Oss Wilum —
who are curious to see Kun's much-touted new
knowledge. He takes them to his secret hideout
on Yavin Four, where he shows them the
forbidden Sith Holocron. Claiming he is about to
remove the taint of the dark side, Kun smashes the
Holocron as the Jedi gather around — but the shards
fly outward as if with minds of their own, containing
the residue of Sith sorcerers from a forgotten age. The
shards strike the unwitting Jedi and are absorbed in a
whirlwind of images from the Sith Golden Age. Kun tells
his "possessed" converts that the other Jedi will resist,
but together they will show the Republic never to
underestimate the power of the Sith!

Meanwhile, eager for a decisive military victory, Ulic Qel-
Droma decides to strike Coruscant, the capital world itself!
With his self-centered lover, Aleema, and his masked general,
Mandalore, Ulic launches the assault. What he does not know,
however, is that a group of Jedi Knights — including his brother,
Cay, and his friend, Nomi Sunrider, along with Master Vodo-
Siosk Baas — have come to Coruscant to stop him. Ulic,
unknowing, goes forward with a small force to certain capture,
while Aleema abandons him and grabs the position of power for
herself. She orders a reluctant Mandalore to retreat, claiming that
Ulic has been killed.

In the command center, Ulic finds himself without allies and unable to
defeat the Jedi Knights. A prisoner, he is hauled off by the leader of the
Republic Senate, who vows to bring Ulic to trial immediately, and
execute him as a traitor!

Rescue on CoruscantEdit

With Ulic Qel-Droma captured by the Galactic Republic, Mandalore the Indomitable asks Exar Kun for help in rescuing Ulic. Kun and Mandalore travel to Coruscant, where Kun fights against his old Jedi Master, Vodo-Siosk Baas. After defeating and killing Baas, Kun and Mandalore rescue Ulic and the three leave.



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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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