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[This story occurs during The Old Republic era]
Events occurring between 5,000 and 67 years before the Battle of Yavin.

[The Old Republic: Blood of the Empire]

Graphic Novel
Published as The Old Republic:
Volume 1 - Blood of the Empire

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[things from another world]


Online Comic Strip
Published 2010 online at www.swtor.com.
It is no longer avaialable online.

Comic Book series
Published October thru December 2010
as The Old Republic #4, 5, & 6
by Dark Horse Comics:

[issue 4][issue 5]

Issue #4Issue #5

[issue 6]

Issue #6

e-Comic Book Series
Issues #4 thru #6 published 2011
by Dark Horse Digital.

Blood of the Empire
Alexander Freed, David Ross, Mark McKenna, Michael Atiyeh et al.
Dark Horse Comics
Story published as:
Online Comic Strip (2010)
Comic Book Series (2010)
Graphic Novel (2011)
e-Comic Book series (2011)
Alternative language(s):[Also published in French language][Also published in German language]

If you have read this story, please rate it:
1 review [Review score: 1 / 5]

The Galaxy is at war. The Sith Empire strikes blow after blow against a Republic reeling from the return of its ancient enemies, and the Jedi scramble to defend their holdings. But Imperial victory is far from certain. Teneb Kel, a fiercely clever young man apprenticed as a Sith, is selected by his masters for a secret mission—a mission concerning the Emperor himself and a threat to the Dark Lord’s thousand-year plan. Doomed if he fails, expendable if he succeeds, Teneb must unravel the schemes at work around him if he is to seize control of his destiny and alter the course of history.

  • Act I: Shades of the Sith
    A Sith apprentice pitted against a Republic army; an alien slave caught in the crossfire; a mysterious true-blood on a journey through the crime-ridden streets of Peragus spaceport. These individuals will fall under the shadow of the Emperor and the Dark Council, and their actions will define the future of the Empire and the Old Republic.

  • Act II: The Broken World
    Teneb Kel has received his mission from the Dark Council: Find and slay the Emperor's traitorous apprentice, Exal Kressh. But can one young Sith defeat a master of the dark side? And what are Exal Kressh's true plans for the Emperor and the Empire?

  • Act 3: Burn the Future
    Through pain, suffering and the power of the dark side, Sith apprentice Teneb Kel has learned the nightmarish truth about Exal Kressh and the Children of the Emperor. Now he's faced with the challenge of turning that knowledge into a deadly weapon, and defeating an enemy who nearly killed him once already. The final confrontation between Teneb, Maggot and Exal approaches, as war rages across the galaxy!

This story occurs approximately 3,678 years before the Battle of Yavin.

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Review by Darth Kondorr, Poland, 2017:

A book that pales next to the amazing Tales of the Jedi, and also Miller's Knights of the Old Republic (which I found to drift kinda directionless into the abyss of its own unsubstantial ending). Neither the art is worth of noting, nor is the plot. The only two things, which made me thankful for reading it are: a plot device important for the Jedi Knights story in the MMO and a character from the Sith Sorcerers story of the same MMO. But considering that that character was the only downside to the story campaign of the Sorcerer it kinda isn’t that big of a pro either.
If you have it and enjoy playing SW:TOR or plan to play it, go ahead and read it. It is rather short. If you have to actually pay for it… skip it. Do not bother.

Rating: 1 / 5

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