As expected, swtor.com released The Old Republic: Blood of the Empire # 8 today. These 7 pages conclude Act 2: The Broken World of the story (which will see the light as a comic in Dark Horse's Star Wars: The Old Republic # 5, later this year). 7 more pages of goodness by writer Alexander Freed and artist Dave Ross.
In the eighth issue of Blood of the Empire, Teneb Kel is confronted with a strange and frightening vision of the past, the future, and of his greatest enemy. As he lies broken in the Lenico wasteland, he must seek the truth about Exal Kressh and the Emperor's goals within his mystical dream--or be utterly destroyed when he returns to reality.
And a refresher for those who've just returned from the Unknown Regions:
Blood of the Empire: 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 after a life of servitude and toil, 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 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.