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The Dogs of War
Attribution
Writer

Kevin J. Anderson

Penciller

Dario Carrasco, Jr.

Inker
Letterer

Willie Schubert

Colorist

Ray Murtaugh

Cover artist

Duncan Fegredo

Editor
Publication information
Publisher

Dark Horse Comics

Publication date

September 17, 1997

Pages

24

General information
Era

Old Republic era

Timeline

5000 BBY

Series

Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire

Issue number

4

Preceded by

First Encounter

Followed by

End of an Empire

Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire 4: The Dogs of War is the fourth issue in the Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire story arc in the Tales of the Jedi series of comics. It was published on September 17, 1997 by Dark Horse Comics.

Opening crawlEdit

The Dogs of War
The merchant lord Ssk Kahorr is out joyriding in the Starbreaker 12, recently confiscated from Jori Daragon, when Naga Sadow’s entire war fleet homes in on the locator hidden aboard. Sith ships appear like a stampede out of hyperspace and annihilate Starbreaker 12. Sadow tries to soothe Gav’s outrage by assuring him that his sister wasn’t aboard. Then the Dark Lord goes into isolation in his meditation sphere, where he will direct the various prongs of their conquest and prepare Sith surprises for the defenders....

Empress Teta sends her Jedi advisor Memit Nadill to Coruscant to summon the Republic’s military might – but the sky is filled with thousands of Sith pyramidal drop transports. The ships unleash hordes of ground forces, giant beasts ridden by Sith Lords and Massassi warriors. When the Republic Jedi meet Sith sorcery in the city streets, it is new and frightening. Nadill and the other Jedi rally their forces around the Senate Hall to make their last stand....

Wearing battle armor, Teta launches everything she has against the Sith fleet – but seeing the enormous invasion force, she doesn’t know if she can defend her own worlds. The beautiful city of Cinnagar must be preserved! Jori wants to fight as a pilot, but most ships were damaged in the recent wars. With a gleam in her eye, Jori goes to Aarrba the Hutt’s repair dock, where she’s sure she can scrounge up something.

The rebels recently beaten on Kirrek offer to fight if the Empress will grant them amnesty. Odan-Urr, who helped defeat the rebels, and his Master Ooroo offer to help them. The armies gather in a fortified citadel as Sith drop ships disgorge huge fighting forces. Swarms of Massassi warriors sweep over the plains toward the stronghold, and the defenders prepare for the fight of their lives....

Gav runs the blockade over Cinnagar, hoping to shut down the defences and take the world in a bloodless victory...but he has really come for Jori. He looks for his sister at Aarrba’s repair dock. Seeing Gave, the Hutt is outraged, provoking the Massassi bodyguards to retaliate. As he stands in shock over the dying of Aarrba, Jori arrives, horrified at what her brother has done....

Publisher's summaryEdit

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!

Plot summaryEdit

Gav Daragon flees the attack of his sister Jori, and flies to Primus Goluud, Jori trailing behind him. Gav fires on Naga Sadow's meditation sphere, floating high above the red supergiant, 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. Sadow lures Gav into his meditation sphere, but when Gav arrives, the Dark Lord is nowhere to be found.

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.

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. 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.

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The Tales of the Jedi saga
The Golden Age of the Sith0 · 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
TotJ audio books
Tales of the Jedi · Dark Lords of the Sith
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