The fall of Exar Kun happens in 4000BBY
Decades before the outbreak of the Mandalorian Wars, a promising Jedi named Exar Kun began exploring the secrets of the Force. Despite the warnings of his Masters, Kun didn't hesitate to experiment with the dark powers of the ancient Sith. After being confronted by the spirit of the fallen Sith Lord Freedon Nadd, Exar Kun harnessed the power of the Sith Temples on Yavin 4 and embarked on a campaign to destroy the Republic and the Jedi Order. After aligning with the Krath Cult and fellow fallen Jedi Ulic Qel-Droma, Exar Kun's armies managed to destroy the Jedi library on Ossus, but that was to be his final victory before being betrayed and defeated. Centuries later, the Jedi have learned that Exar Kun's campaign took place even while the ancient Sith Empire remained in exile on Dromund Kaas. Jedi Master Gnost-Dural now asks, if Exar Kun's rise to power was encouraged by the spirits of the ancient Sith, what might this suggest about their support for the resurrected Sith Empire?
The tenth in a series of video entries giving the back story for the new Star Wars MMORPG The Old Republic. Watch the video below.
Star Wars Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith is an amazing comic series that covers the fall of Exar Kun and the time after. If you get the chance also get the audio book version. It is really well done with dramatized reading with sound effects to enhance the experience.
Get your copy here: Star Wars Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith (Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi)