Tales of the Jedi - The Sith War 5 is the fifth, penultimate 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 December 19, 1995 by Dark Horse Comics.

The issue features the story "Brother against Brother," in which Ulic Qel-Droma is confronted by his brother, Cay, in a deadly duel.

Publisher's summaryEdit

It's Jedi against Jedi, brother against brother, and blood will spill. Brothers Cay and Ulic Qel-Droma lead their respective Jedi forces against one another -- Cay with his honorable but unproven students, Ulic with the ascendant Dark Jedi horde. As the forces clash on the planet Ossus, the right to the powerful historical artifacts of the ancient Jedi await the victor.

Plot summaryEdit

Opening crawlEdit

Brother against Brother
Exar Kun dispatches his Sith-possessed
disciples on a mission to destroy their own
Masters. Across the galaxy, Sith students
attack, slaughtering great Jedi, though
sometimes at the cost of their own lives.

On Master Thon's world, Nomi Sunrider and
Sylvar are attacked by dark-side creatures
manipulated by Oss Wilum and Crado — who was
Sylvar's mate. Nomi, Sylvar, and Thon succeed in
driving them back, capturing Oss Wilum. Crado
escapes — but not before Sylvar slashes his cheek as
she once did to Exar Kun.

When Crado returns to report his failure, Kun and Ulic
Qel-Droma describe a new plan: the ancient Sith ship,
buried on Yavin Four by the Sith Lord Naga Sadow,
contains horrifying power once used to manipulate the fiery
hearts of stars. Kun and Ulic charge the treacherous Aleema
with commanding a mission to lure the Republic forces to the
isolated station Kemplex Nine. There, the power-hungry
Aleema will use Sith magic to detonate stars and devastate the
Jedi. Ulic knows he is secretly sending Aleema to her doom to
pay for her crimes. The hapless Crado, eager to restore his own
honor, begs to go along and Exar Kun grudgingly agrees.

Meanwhile, in the aftermath of the slaughter of Jedi Masters, Dace
Diath, Shoaneb Culu, and Qrrl Toq lead the main Republic forces to
battle…but Kemplex Nine has already been devastated. They spot
a Sith ship fleeing into the densely packed stars of the Cron Cluster.
Weapons blazing, Dace, Shoaneb, and Qrrl Toq lead the pursuing
Republic forces…into a trap! Aleema triggers the Sith weapon that
rips the core out of a star, instantly devastating the Jedi fleet. But what
Aleema does not suspect is that she has set up a chain reaction. All the
stars around her explode, disintegrating the great Sith ship as well.
Aleema and Crado die howling in betrayal.

The shockwave from the multiple supernovas churns across space like a tidal
wave of doom at the speed of light, heading directly for the Jedi archive
world of Ossus. As the planetary evacuation begins, Ulic and Exar Kun rush to
claim the precious artifacts before the firestorm arrives…

Duel on OssusEdit

On a mission to steal Jedi artifacts from the planet Ossus, Ulic Qel-Droma faces his brother, Cay. Cay attempts to bring Ulic to the light side, but is instead attacked by Ulic. After a fierce duel, Ulic strikes his brother down, but realizes soon after that he has made a mistake in killing his brother and begins crying.



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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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