Tales of the Jedi: Redemption 1: A Gathering of Jedi is the first issue in the Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi - Redemption series of comics. It was published by Dark Horse Comics on July 22, 1998.

Opening crawl[]

A Gathering of Jedi
''Ten years following the devastating Great Sith War, which turned Jedi against Jedi and wreaked great destruction on the Galactic Republic. Exar Kun, the self-proclaimed Dark Lord of the Sith, has been destroyed in his Massassi Temples on the jungle moon of Yavin 4 during the Battle of Yavin 4. His chief lieutenant, Ulic Qel-Droma was stripped of his powers—blinded to the Force—by Nomi Sunrider, after he killed his own brother Cay.''

''Since that time, Ulic has isolated himself, wandering powerless and trying to hide from his past. He is a Jedi, and yet no longer a Jedi... Meanwhile, Nomi Sunrider, now a charismatic leader in the Republic and a spokesperson for the Jedi Knights, has called a great convocation, the first in a decade. She summons all the Jedi to Exis Station, an isolated space city which is the new home for many of the artifacts rescued from the destruction of Ossus.''

''But galactic politics have no further meaning for Ulic. Keeping his identity secret, Ulic has hired Hoggon, a down-on-his-luck spacer, to take him to a quiet place where he can live out the rest of his days. He wishes only to hide from the Republic, become a hermit, and hope history will forget what he has done.''

''Hoggon ferries him to the isolated moon of Yavin 4, without knowing Ulic's own connection to the place...''

Plot summary[]

Hoggon's ship arrives on the jungle moon of Yavin 4 and makes its way to the surface. Hoggon tells the former Jedi Knight Ulic Qel-Droma of the events that happened there during the end of the Great Sith War, but all Ulic can see is ghosts, including that of his dead brother, Cay. Haunted by his role in that war, Ulic tells Hoggon that this place will not do as well.

On Ryloth, many Twi'leks flee as a heat storm rages upon them, with Jedi Tott Doneeta doing what he can to help. He tries using the force to hold back the storm, but is overwhelmed, receiving burns across the side of his face. Rather then stay and rest his wounds, he announces that he must leave for the Great Jedi Convocation.

On Exis Station, Master Thon arrives, meeting Vima Sunrider, now a teenager. The two are shortly interrupted by the Cathar Jedi Sylvar, and the two Jedi leave Vima to join the convocation that has begun. While Nomi speaks, Vima gets bored and decides to take off and try out flying a mining ship.

But, while flying, Vima gets caught in a magnetic loop and has her ship disabled and is forced to eject. She is then rescued by a late arrival for the convocation, Tott Doneeta. Upon arriving back at the station, Nomi questions her daughter's actions, asking how she can expect to become a Jedi with such brash choices. Vima responds by saying if Nomi would spend more time training her, she could have gotten out of it herself.

Elsewhere, Hoggon's ship arrives on the icy surface of Rhen Var. Upon landing, Ulic announces that he is satisfied with this place.


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Notes and references[]

  1. Tales of the Jedi – Redemption 1
  2. The New Essential Chronology