Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith 0: Conquest and Unification is the prologue to the Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith series of comics. It was published on July 1, 1996 by Dark Horse Comics.
By the in-universe chronology, it is the earliest Star Wars work to date.
Five millennia before Luke Skywalker was born — and 1,000 years before two young Jedi reawakened a long-dormant evil — the dark power of The Sith held unquestioning rule over the galaxy. For those black-souled, corrupt Jedi, it was a golden age. For the rest of the galaxy, it was a nightmare.
Odan-Urr, Jedi historian on Ossus, is sent by his Master Ooroo to fight in the Koros system's Unification Wars alongside Empress Teta. He and Memit Nadill fight in the final battle against the rebellion on Kirrek, and using Odan-Urr's battle meditation, are able to sway the tide in their favor and eventually win, but Odan-Urr clearly does not enjoy the experience.
In the skies of Kirrek, Hok and Timar Daragon are shot down while delivering supplies to Teta's beleaguered soldiers. Aarrba the Hutt, a repair dock owner on Koros Major, gives Gav and Jori Daragon their parents' ship, the Starbreaker 12, which was previously held as collateral, saying their parents "paid for it in blood."
New sapient species
New vehicles and vessels
- Koros Spaceworks starbomber
- various Koros warships
- Odan-Urr's courier
- Shadow Runner
- Starbreaker 12