A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
A war is being waged over control of a technologically advanced, galaxy-spanning civilization. Decades after the conclusion of the Clone War, the First Galactic Empire is faced with the threat of a Rebellion to restore the Republic, a growing faction of dissidents who have suffered too much in too short a frame of time under the heel of Emperor Palpatine, a former Senator and Supreme Chancellor of the Republic Senate turned authoritarian dictator.
The Rebel Alliance has recently struck a powerful blow against the Empire, annihilating the Death Star battle station and many of its most promising officers in the ensuing destruction. But the destruction of a single battle station is not the end of the Empire, and its stranglehold on the galaxy is far from ended.
Wielding the power of the Force, an energy field that makes life possible, the Sith Lord Darth Vader stalks the galaxy aboard a tremendous warship in search of the Rebel Alliance. Far away, his son Luke Skywalker, Hero of the Battle of Yavin, seeks a mentor in the ways of the Jedi.
The fate of the galaxy is soon at hand.