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This article is about the eighteenth issue of Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2. You may be looking for the eighteenth issue of the original Star Wars: Legacy.

Legacy 18 is the eighteenth and final issue of the Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 comic series. It was released on August 27, 2014, and is the final Star Wars comic book issue published by Dark Horse Comics, as well as the final comic released in the original Expanded Universe.

Publisher's summaryEdit

Ania Solo and her friends find themselves fighting alongside the Imperial Knights and the Empress herself against a legion of Sith! While the others fight for control of the galaxy, Ania fights to save her friend—Imperial Knight Jao Assam, who has been enslaved by the dark side!

Plot summaryEdit

Following Ania Solo's kidnapping, the Imperial Knight companion Jao Assam suspends his quest to hunt down the rogue Sith Darth Wredd, who wanted to assassinate the Galactic Empress Marasiah Fel, the head of the Imperial Knights. After a grueling rescue mission, Ania was arrested for the alleged murder of the Imperial Knight Teemen Alton. However, Jao succeeds in clearing Ania's name by presenting evidence that the real murderer was a deceased bounty hunter who had tried to frame her for the crime. While Ania was acquitted and released by the Galactic Federation Triumvirate, Jao Assam is arrested and imprisoned for deserting the Imperial Knights, a crime which carried the death penalty. In prison, he was visited by his quarry Darth Wredd who helps him escape from prison. Jao decides to follow Wredd in order to foil his plot against Empress Fel.

The Battle of the Floating World descends into full-scale pitched battle between the One Sith and the Imperial Knights, who had sent a large force to the floating world of Mala to hunt down the rogue Sith Darth Wredd. Within hours, the battlefield was piled with the corpses of countless Sith and Imperial Knights. During the fighting, Antares Draco, the commander of the Imperial forces, is wounded by a One Sith fighter. However, he is rescued by Ania and her Mon Calamari friend Sauk who attends to his wounds. Following the incapacitation of her lover Draco, Empress Fel enters the fray. Ania and Sauk aid the Imperial forces by blowing up a Chadra-Fan Lander that was being used by the Sith. Darth Wredd also helps the Imperial Knights by killing many Sith, thus avenging the destruction of his homeworld and family.

Empress Fel is reunited with Jao during the battle and cautions the latter not to trust their Sith ally. By the end of the day, the Imperial Knights had succeeded in wiping out all Sith resistance with the exception of Darth Wredd. Ania's friend, the assassin droid AG-37 theorizes that all of the Sith infiltrators in the galaxy had been killed in the fighting. Marasiah Fel orders the Imperial shuttle Neuer to evacuated the wounded Imperials and ordered her Knights to search for the surviving Sith. While attending to the wounded Antares Draco, Empress Fel is stabbed in the chest by Darth Wredd, who has resurfaced out of hiding. Enraged, Jao attacks Darth Wredd and succeeds in slicing off his hands with his lightsaber. Wredd pleads for Jao to destroy him; insisting that the Sith have to be destroyed for the sake of the galaxy and his family's memory.

However, Jao refuses to kill Darth Wredd; knowing that such an act would complete his journey to the dark side. In the end, Darth Wredd is killed by Ania Solo, who fires a blaster at his chest. Following the battle, the wounded Empress Fel is evacuated. During his reunion with Master Val, Jao concludes that Darth Wredd had engineered the entire battle to punish and destroy the One Sith for the harm they had done to his homeworld. However, he realized that he was the only Sith standing and had deliberately goaded Jao into attacking him in order to destroy the Sith. Master Val thinks that all the Sith in the galaxy perished during the Battle of the Floating World but Empress Fel is skeptical.

Following the Battle of the Floating World, Empress Fel offers Ania a new job as the captain of her personal bodyguard. Disliking Coruscant, Ania politely declines the offer but manages to secure clemency for Jao. Jao is allowed to join Ania and her companions, who depart Coruscant on AG-37's freighter following a heartfelt last meeting with Jao's mentor Master Val. By the following year, Ania and her companions were traveling throughout the galaxy. While visiting a cantina, Sauk succeeded in purchasing a retrofitted stabilizing coil from Jariah Syn and his companions Cade Skywalker and Deliah Blue. Sauk's purchase of the starship part came at an opportune moment. Shortly later, Sauk, Ania, Jao and AG-37 were attacked.

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