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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
DARK SHROUD: RISE OF THE FALARD
For generations, balance was maintained in the galaxy due to the rule of the Galactic Republic. A foundation built on peace and justice held the united systems together – secured by an ancient order sworn to protect its people and uphold the laws that bound all creeds and races together as one. These noble guardians were the Jedi.
Unfortunately, after decades of peace and prosperity, the Republic would soon find itself facing years of turmoil and chaos. Honoring their vows to defend the Republic, the Jedi were plunged into a dark age of violence and suffering after growing hostilities within the turbulent galaxy gradually escalated into a full-scale war. The legendary Clone Wars had begun.
Many Jedi found themselves reluctantly accepting positions as military leaders during the ever-growing conflict. Jedi Knights and Masters alike served all in the name of the crumbling Republic, many of whom sacrificed their lives while fulfilling their noble duties. As the fighting neared its end, victory for the unstable government looked slim. The allied forces continued to diminish in numbers and increasingly lost ground against the relentless Separatist army.
In the waning days of the Republic, the Jedi's greatest threat revealed itself as the humbled Supreme Chancellor Palpatine when Order 66 was executed under his direct orders. Following the savage act perpetrated by the treacherous Chancellor – who was later revealed to be Darth Sidious, the illusive Sith Lord that the Jedi had long been seeking out – the ancient guardians were all but wiped out by the very soldiers that they had been charged with the task of commanding. However, there were survivors.
Following the demise of the Sith at the hands of the prophesized Chosen One, the Empire that had been forged from years of meticulous and sinister planning by Darth Sidious was no more. After years of strife, the Republic was at last restored and the Jedi Order rebuilt.
The galaxy is now in its third year of peace. Many missing Jedi have surfaced to rejoin the Order and the Republic is stronger than ever – expanding beyond its previous boundaries and even reaching select worlds in the Outer Rim. The future of the galaxy has never looked brighter.
Unfortunately, it is not to last. A new enemy has presented itself…
A rising cult of Dark Jedi have made their presence evident. Calling themselves The Falard, these acolytes follow a mysterious herald known only as The Respian. Claiming to possess the knowledge of the Sith ways, this leader has gathered a group of loyal disciples with the common goal of resurrecting the extinct Dark Order and enacting revenge for its fallen ancestors. Fearing the worst, the Jedi have set out to find the truth behind the rumors circulating throughout the galaxy. Numerous sightings and intelligence reports have been pursued in hopes of unraveling the plot of the secret organization, but very few bases of operations have been discovered.
Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker have been sent to head one such pursuit on the planet of Hoth. Nearly one month into their search, they have yet to have found any traces of The Falard or The Respian…