The galaxy has been plunged into a conflict the likes of which has not been seen since the days of the Jedi Civil War. Following the Republic's victory at the battle of Geonosis the Separatist forces regroup to launch new offensives against the Republic. The Grand Army, while severely outnumbered, sees its share of victories through superior strategies and the training of its clone forces. Determined to reverse this trend Count Dooku recruits the Kaleesh cyborg, Grievous, to command the Separatist forces. General Grievous wastes no time in reorganizing the Separatist forces and begins a successful set of offensive strategies against the Republic.
As the Grand Army of the Republic faces stiffer resistance than originally expected the Republic Senate has extended emergency powers to Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. Moving swiftly to organize the Republic's war effort the Supreme Chancellor has formed the Republic High Command to coordinate both military and civilian agencies, including that of the Judicial Department. As a result the Jedi have been moved from their position as peacekeepers to that of generals in command of the Republic's forces.
On board the Venator-class Star Destroyer, Steadfast, General Islan Garvik is organizing his fleet for departure to the Rim. A Jedi Master with a keen intellect, the general has gathered a staff of sentient beings to supplement the clone troopers that comprise the bulk of the Grand Army. It is through the loyal action of these sentients, and their allies, that the Repulic depends.