Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire 4: The Dogs of War is the fourth issue in the Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — The Fall of the Sith Empire story arc in the Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi series of comics. It was published on September 17, 1997 by Dark Horse Comics.
The Sith invasion rages on, as the dark side of the Force takes the upper hand over the Old Republic. But Dark Lord Naga Sadow is about to learn that winning a battle is not the same as winning a war!
At Aarrba's repair and salvage business in Cinnagar, Gav Daragon flees the attack of his enraged sister Jori, who believed that he killed Aarrba. Gav flees on a shuttle and boards a Sith battleship. Jori follows him. Realizing that the ship is heading into hyperspace, she wonders what Gav is trying to tell her.
Gav travels on his battleship to the red giant Primus Goluud, where Dark Lord of the Sith Naga Sadow's Sith Meditation Sphere is lurking. Sadow is controlling the Sith assaults from his meditation sphere. With Sadow preoccupied, Gav fires on his meditation sphere, causing much of the Sith forces on Coruscant to fade, being merely an illusion made to give off the impression of a much larger army. With this knowledge, the Republic forces and Jedi are able to defeat the Massassi warriors. Though the Sith have been forced into a retreat, much of the capital lies in ruins.
Naga Sadow lures Gav into his meditation sphere, offering to talk things out. Seeking to make restitution for his part in the Great Hyperspace War, Gav travels aboard a shuttle to confront Sadow. When he reaches the Sith meditation sphere, Sadow escapes aboard his shuttle, leaving Gav trapped aboard the meditation sphere.
Meanwhile, as the Battle of Kirrek rages on, Ooroo shatters his own cyanogen tank, spreading the fumes across the battlefield and into the nostrils of hundreds of Massassi, killing them in seconds. However, being a Celegian, Ooroo dies soon after, poisoned by the oxygen in the air. But his sacrifice was not in vain, as the prisoners from Ronika arrive to assist the Koros troops, turning the tide in their favor, and soon winning the battle. Jedi Knight Odan-Urr grieves for his fallen master but Ooroo comforts him by telling him that he will live a long and fulfilling life and die among his precious books and scrolls.
Above Primus Goluud, a fleet of Teta's ships led by the Empress herself and Jori Daragon arrive, soon followed by Naga Sadow's fleet. Seeking to make amends, Gav transmits the Sith Empire coordinates to Teta, as Sadow uses a superweapon attached to his ship to activate several solar flares on Primus Goluud's surface. The Sith fleet flees, and Teta's ships do the same. Gav, unable to pilot the severely damaged meditation sphere, is killed in the explosion. Before leaving, Gav makes peace with his sister Jori.
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- Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire (TPB)
- Star Wars Omnibus: Tales of the Jedi, Volume 1
- Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: Tales of the Jedi Vol. 2