|Covers for Blood of the Empire, published by Dark Horse Comics.|
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.
Set in the years before the Treaty of Coruscant and the establishment of peace between the great galactic powers, Blood of the Empire sets the stage for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ with new heroes, new villains and new revelations about the inner workings of the Emperor’s cabal.
Act 1: Shades of the Sith
The war begins here! 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 1: Blood of the Empire on TOR Website
After winning a key victory for the Sith Empire Teneb Kel is called back to Dromund Kass to answer for the crimes of his Master, Calypho. When brought infront of the [[Dark Council] where the select him for the task of hunting down the Sith Emperor's former apprentice. Meanwhile Exal Kressh arrives in the Peragus system to await the Emperor's hunters who peruse her.
Act 2: 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? Jedi, slaves and Sith alike clash in act 2 of Blood of the Empire.
- Act 2: Blood of the Empire on TOR Website
Teneb Kel who has followed a trail left by Exal Kressh across the outer rim has finally reaches his target on Lenico Colony Blue. Exal Kressh is awakened from stasis and confronts her hunter; after a short duel Teneb Kel is defeated by Exal Kressh's superior skills and power. Before she kills him she gives him a choice; ether run, or stay and she will reveal a secret the Emperor holds even from the Dark Council.
The Blood of the Empire series sets up several major villains which will be relatively more important to the Jedi Consular and Sith Inquisitor class stories.