The Clone Wars have begun, and battle lines are being drawn throughout the galaxy. The peace guarded by the Jedi Order is slipping through their fingers. After an explosion devastates Cato Neimoidia, the Republic is blamed and the fragile neutrality of the planet is threatened. The Jedi dispatch Obi-Wan Kenobi. He investigates with the help of a Neimoidian guard -- and senses the sinister hand of Asajj Ventress in the mists that cloak the planet. Anakin Skywalker has risen to the rank of Jedi Knight, and finds himself on equal but uncertain footing with the man who raised him. Can they find a way to work together to save Cato Neimoidia and its people from the fires of war?