Turning the tide! As Separatist control over vital but isolated supply routes expands, Republic forces invade a key planet - the darkened world of Umbara. In the midst of helping Obi-Wan Kenobi's battalion conquering the Umbaran capital, Anakin Skywalker is called away to Coruscant. His battalion is temporarily placed under the command of Jedi General Pong Krell, a shrewd and temperamental leader. Krell's reckless strategy force Captain Rex to retreat with his platoons in a disastrous defeat.