Star Wars: Jedi Council #1
June 2000
"Acts of War" part 1, 22ppg, $2.95

Writer: Randy Stradley
Penciller: Davidé Fabbri
Inker: Christian Dalla Vecchia
Letterer: Steve Dutro
Colorist: Dave McCaig
Cover Artist: Davidé Fabbri
Cover Colors: David Stewart
Book Design: Jeremy Perkins
Assistant Editor: Michael Carriglitto
Editor: Dave Land
Publisher: Mike Richardson

CHARACTER
Featured
Mace Windu, Saesee Tiin, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, Tsui Choi, Theen Fida, Eeth Koth, Adi Gallia, Micah Giiett, Plo Koon, Lilit Twoseas, K'kruhk

Supporting
Yaddle, Yoda, Even Piell, Oppo Rancisis, Yarael Poof, Depa Billaba, Vilmarh 'Villie' Grahrk

Villain
Darth Maul, Darth Sidious

Other
Immalian miner (makes the SOS broadcast, dies), Bith Jedi (brings word to Jedi Council of Yinchorri transmissions), Immalian commander (directing troops, dies), Immalian pilot (directing his pilots)

Cameo
Finis Valorum (mentioned), Naeshahn (Jedi knight, mentioned, dies prior to story), Ebor Taulk (Jedi, mentioned, padawan of Naeshahn, dies prior to story), Tharence Wo (mentioned, his journals contain information on the Yinchorri)

LOCATION
Mayvitch 7Chalenor System, Jedi Temple, Jedi Council ChamberAmador, Coruscant, Yinchorr, Yitheeth, Yibikkoror

ORGANIZATION
Coruscant spaceport personnel, Jedi Council, Yinchorri pilots, Immalian gunners (die), Immalian pilots

SPECIES
Yinchorri

STARSHIP
Yinchorri battleships, Immalian fighters, Yinchorri fighters, Republic Cruiser

TECHNOLOGY
holoprojector, walking holoprojector, Cortosis ore, Cortosis shield, Tripod mounted slug cannon, K'kruhk's lightsaber (blue)

COMMENTS
This timeline in this issue indicates the events of this series take place 33 years before A New Hope, while the online timeline indicates 33.5 years.

Randy Stradley had written issue Star Wars (Marvel) #86 for Marvel, which was the first appearance of the planet Yinchor [sic] and Yinchori [sic]. It then showed up in the Crimson Empire series as an Imperial training facility.
SYNOPSIS
The Immalian mining outpost on Mayvitch 7 is attacked by Yinchorri warships. As the ships and miners are killed a lone transmission is made in distress.

Four days later, the Jedi Council watches this message. Mace Windu expresses guilt at having dispatched two Jedi to deal with the aggression, only to have them killed. He goes on to explain to the rest of the council the history of the Yinchorri and their need for technology, including cortosis shields.

Meanwhile in the secret headquarters of the Sith, within sight of the Jedi Temple, Darth Sidious takes great delight in telling Darth Maul that Jedi will die during the upcoming confrontation. Vilmarh Grahrk reports via hologram that he is prepared for the Jedi, and so are the Yinchorri.

On a Coruscant landing platform, Master Giiett is demonstrating to padawan K'kruhk and padawan Kenobi a game of cups and balls while their masters, Lilit Twoseas and Qui-Gon Jinn look on. Yoda expresses doubt to Mace Windu on their mission to Yinchorr, but wishes him well none the less.

Master Windu thanks the assembled Jedi for volunteering for the mission. He then proceeds to hand out the mission profiles: Saesee Tiin, Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and himself will go to Yinchorr, Adi Gallia, Eeth Koth, Tsui Choi and Theen Fida will go to the watery planet of Yitheeth, and Plo Koon, Micah Giiett, Lilit Twoseas, and K'kruhk will go to the tiny planet of Yibikkoror. They will all be searching for the Yinchorri command center. Yoda speculates that though the assembled Jedi will face many challenges and danger on their trip to the Yinchorri system, so will the Jedi that remain.

Onboard one of the Republic cruisers, Master Giiett demonstrates how a cortosis shield can defeat even a lightsaber. As the cruisers emerge from hyperspace, they are attacked by Yinchorri fighters. Being unarmed, the cruiser are no match for the firepower of the Yinchorri, but then again, they do have Jedi flying them. Master Choi, with some fancy maneuvers, gets two of the fighters to destroy themselves, while a third flees. Above Yinchorr, Master Tiin makes a short and dangerous hyperspace jump 'through' the planet, confusing his pursuers. Master Koon and his fellow Jedi are not so lucky as their shields take a beating from the three fighters pursuing them. K'kruhk suggests misdirection as an alternative to fighting and Master Giiett agrees.

In the Jedi Temple, a Bith reports the news from the Yinchorri system to Yoda and Depa Billaba. Yoda is troubled by that, and something else he cannot pinpoint. Just outside the entrance to the Temple, a group of Yinchorri warriors approach, heavily armed.


Related Issues
Star Wars (Marvel) #86 Crimson Empire #1 Jedi Council #2 Jedi Council #3 Jedi Council #4 Star Wars #40 Star Wars #41


Trade Paperbacks and Alternate Covers
Star Wars Omnibus: Rise of the Sith Jedi Council Trade Paperback
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