Tales of the Jedi 1: Ulic Qel-Droma and the Beast Wars of Onderon, Part 1 is the first issue in the Tales of the Jedi: Knights of the Old Republic series of comics. It was published on October 1, 1993 by Dark Horse Comics. The first 12 pages were previewed in black and white in Dark Horse Insider, Volume 2, issues 15 through 20, with 2-page installments in each issue from March to August, 1993.

Opening crawlEdit

Millennia ago, the discovery of hyperspace
travel brought the galaxy together, giving
birth to a democratic union of star systems
known as the Galactic Republic. From the time
of its inception, the Republic grew, over
thousands of years, to encompass vast numbers
of inhabited worlds.

The survival of the Republic depended on two
factors: the wise governing of selfless administrators
and lawmakers...and the preservation of harmony
and justice by a heroic warrior fraternity – the Jedi

In those glorious ancient days, a great many force-
sensitive individuals willingly entered arduous training
under accomplished Jedi Masters, taking up the weapons,
the knowledge, and the powers of the Jedi Way.

Join us now as we explore the secret histories recorded in the
Jedi Holocron – tales of an age when the Jedi Knights were
numerous and strong!

Plot summaryEdit

On Arkania, Jedi Master Arca Jeth tells the history of Onderon to his apprentices Ulic Qel-Droma, his brother Cay, and Tott Doneeta; eons ago, the atmospheres of Onderon and its moon Dxun were briefly connected, allowing the flying beasts of Dxun to fly to Onderon. Then, as the great city of Iziz was built, the criminals were cast out into the wildlands, where they eventually learned to tame the Dxun beasts, using them to attack Iziz.

Master Arca explains that he has been chosen as the Jedi watchman of the Onderon system, and sends Ulic, Cay and Tott to Iziz to settle this 300-year conflict known as the Beast Wars. Soon after arriving in Queen Amanoa's throne room in Iziz, several Beast Riders burst through the window and kidnap Princess Galia. Amanoa sends the Jedi out into the wildlands to save her, but their ship is shot down by the defending Beast Riders...


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  • Boma (First appearance)
  • Cannok (First appearance)
  • Drexl (First appearance)

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Collected inEdit

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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