Tales of the Jedi - Dark Lords of the Sith 6 is the sixth and final issue of the Star Wars Legends comic book miniseries Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi - Dark Lords of the Sith. It was written by Tom Veitch and Kevin J. Anderson, illustrated by Art Wetherell, and first published on March 14, 1995 by Dark Horse Comics.

The issue features the story "Jedi Assault," in which Exar Kun and Ulic Qel-Droma battle for the title of Dark Lord of the Sith.

Publisher's summary[]

In the final, climactic issue of this landmark series, two renegade Jedi, Ulic Qel-Droma and Exar Kun, clash in mortal combat. One will be awarded the title of Dark Lord of the Sith, the most feared and powerful force in the galaxy; the other may be awarded a shallow grave. The fate of the entire universe rests on the outcome!

Plot summary[]

Opening crawl[]

Jedi Assault
Deep in the jungles of Yavin Four, the dark Jedi
Exar Kun constructs Sith temples to serve as focus
points of dark-side energies.

Kun has found magician Naga Sadow's ancient
laboratory. Using Sadow's lost alchemy, Kun
transforms a living Massassi chief into a hideous
monstrosity filled with destructive power.

Elsewhere, the Jedi Knight Nomi Sunrider travels to the
Empress Teta System to contact Ulic Qel-Droma, who has
succeeded in joining the Krath posing as a fallen Jedi. Nomi
is captured and dragged before the Krath rulers Satal Keto
and Aleema — and their new military commander, Ulic Qel-

Rather than jeopardize his mission, Ulic makes a fateful decision
under Satal's urging: Ulic delivers the order for Nomi's
execution, and counts on her ability to save herself.

Using her Jedi battle meditation, Nomi escapes captivity, and
confronts Cay Qel-Droma and Tott Doneeta, who are waiting in orbit
over the city.

As the ''Nebulon Ranger'' touches down outside the Krath fortress, the
three young Jedi find themselves in a pitched lightsaber battle with
Satal Keto and his men.

Meanwhile, Ulic learns from Aleema that it was Satal Keto who unleashed
the assassin droids that killed Master Arca on Deneba.

Joining the battle, Ulic's thirst for revenge is ignited by Sith poisons that
Satal injected into his blood. Ulic kills Satal… and then turns on his Jedi
friends with irrational fury.

Under attack by Ulic and by ground troops, Nomi, Cay, and Tott are forced to
abandon their friend and return to Ossus.

Meanwhile, Exar Kun has also sensed Sith power at work in distant Cinnagar:
"When I annihilated Freedon Nadd, I felt him contact others… they are a threat to
my work. It is time to reach out to these other students of Freedon Nadd… and
destroy them."


On the planet Ossus, the Jedi Knights Cay Qel-Droma and Dace Diath test the new Star Saber XC-01 starfighters in the arid mountains near Knossa Spaceport. During the test flight, Dace's starfighter crashes into a pinnacle but he survives the crash. Deeming that the new starfighters need more work, the Jedi Knights are reluctant to use them for their upcoming mission to Cinnagar.

Returning to their base, they meet up with their fellow Jedi Nomi Sunrider, Tott Doneeta, Shoaneb Culu, Qrrrl Toq, and Oss Wilum who are joined by their Beast Rider ally Oron Kira and his drexl winged beasts. Before departing for their mission, Cay and Nomi confer with several Jedi Masters including Thon and Vodo-Siosk Baas. Thon thinks that they should leave Ulic Qel-Droma to learn the consquences of his foolish actions while Vodo thinks that it would be unwise to force anyone to follow the Aleema Keto the Force/Legends|light side]] against their will. Despite their pessimism, the Jedi Masters approve Nomi and Cay's mission.

Rejecting rescue[]

On Cinnagar, Aleema Keto presents Ulic, who is still suffering from Satal Keto's stab wound, the Sith talisman that Freedon Nadd had given them on Onderon. Meanwhile, the Sith Lord Exar Kun infiltrates Cinnagar with two of his Massassi warriors. His amulet is drawn to Ulic's new amulet. Before he can attack his dark side rivals, a Jedi strike team consisting of four Star Saber starfighters and an Onderon warbeast transport attack Cinnagar.

Flying the Star Sabers Wilum, Dace, and Shoaneb take out several Tetan artillery platforms. Having reached their objective, Cay and Nomi fly with Beast Riders and their drexl mounts to the Iron Citadel. The Jedi and Beast Riders fight their way into the royal quarters where Nomi tries to convince Ulic to come home with them.

Aleema conjures up Sith illusions but is no match for Nomi. Nomi tries to get Ulic to leave by telling him that she loves him. Meanwhile, the Jedi Star Saber starfighters come under attack from Tetan CX-133 Chaos fighters. While flying, Wilum notices Exar Kun, whom he recognizes as a Jedi, walking towards the Iron Citadel.

Cay and Nomi attempt to reason with Ulic but he believes that the Jedi are too weeak to stop the Sith. Still denying that he is under the power of the dark side, Ulic demands that they leave. Cay counters that Ulic is under the influence of the Sith poison. Ulic is also resistant to Nomi's battle meditation and drives her away with his Sith amulet.

Cay, Qrrl, and a Beast Rider try to forcibly take Ulic with them but Nomi decides to respect his choice, heeding the Masters' advice. Cay is unwilling to abandon his brother to the dark side but Nomi says that they must allow him to reap the consequences of his choices. Cay reluctantly accepts Nomi's decision and the Jedi and Beast Riders leave Ulic behind with Aleema. Before leaving, Shoaneb shoots down a Chaos fighter.

Master and Apprentice[]

After the Jedi and Beast Riders have left, Ulic confides with Aleema that he had initially come to destroy the Krath in order to avenge his Master Arca Jeth's death. Aleema responds that she saw through his plan and thanks Ulic for choosing her over Nomi. Ulic regrets hurting Cay and the other Jedi but is determined to continue on his dark path. While recognizing Ulic's desire for vengeance, Aleema is infatuated with him and the two embrace.

The two are ambushed by Exar Kun and his Massassi warriors, whom Ulic recognizes as the Sith pretender that Freedon Nadd ahd warned them about. Kun knocks Aleema unconscious with Force lightning and engages Ulic in a lightsaber duel. Kun denounces Ulic as a deluded Jedi while Ulic denounces Kun as a Dark Jedi.

However, the close proximity of their Sith amulets unleashes a wave of Sith magic which summons the spirits of several ancient Sith Lords, who order a halt to the fighting. The leading Sith Lord appoints Exar Kun as Dark Lord of the Sith and designates Ulic as his Sith apprentice. The ancient Sith Lord tasks Kun and Ulic with exacting the Sith's revenge against the Galactic Republic. Aleema awakes to find Kun and Ulic shaking hands as allies.



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