Even in the days before the shadow of the Phantom Menace
fell upon it, the rule of the Senate was no guarantee of
peace. Trouble could come in many forms to any of the
thousands of worlds that made up the Republic. When
conflict arose, it was the duty of the Jedi Knights,
under the guidance of the Jedi Council, to protect the
innocent and set things right.
The Jedi task force sent to the Yinchorri system is met
with a hostile reception, and they soon find themselves
facing overwhelming odds on three different worlds.
Meanwhile, back on Coruscant, a Yinchorri suicide squad
attacks the Jedi Temple itself, fighting to the last
being and taking as many Jedi with them as they can.
Behind all of these events, Yoda detects a controlling
hand, but he cannot detect its source...
What began as Mace Windu and the Jedi Council's covert
search for the secret government headquarters of the
warlike Yinchorri has turned into a confrontation with
the military might of an entire planet. The result is a
full-scale battle pitting a vast army of heavily-armed
alien warriors against but twelve lightsaber-wielding
Jedi. Pity the poor Yinchorri!
The Council's quest nears its end as the hiding place of
the Yinchorri High Command is at last revealed. But the
Yinchorri aren't about to surrender without a fight, and
Jedi blood has already been spilled. How many lives --
on both sides -- will Jedi Master Mace Windu risk to
bring the warlike aliens to justice? A handful of
lightsabers is all that stands between a relatively
peaceful Republic and galactic war.