It is a time of darkness. The Republic is on the verge of extinction. The legions of the Sith have swept over the galaxy conquering everything in their path.
Control of the Republic has been turned over to the JEDI LORDS. The remnants of the Republic military have been unified by Lord Hoth into the ARMY OF LIGHT which seeks to drive Lord Kaan’s BROTHERHOOD OF DARKNESS out from the Cloak of the Sith .
Now the Core systems desperately try to hold back the Sith as Candorian plague ravages the galaxy. The only hope for those worlds cut-off from the Republic are caravan ships like THE CRUSADER bringing aid, news, and justice to the far reaches of space.