A cloud of darkness has engulfed the members of Thermal Force. After leaving the company of the sinister crime-lord Lorrak Betonwatt-Crude, Thermal Force has raced across the sector to deliver an important cargo to the mayor of the capital city on U’Tan.
During the journey, Tanlee Jandaloo and Thermal Force have discovered that the cargo being delivered is a large gemstone emblazoned with mystical powers. No sooner was this discovered than the Moon Swing is forced out of hyperspace by a hyperspace shock wave. Little do the members of Thermal Force realise that the shock wave is a message of things to come.
After arriving in the capital city of U’Tan, the members of Thermal Force have been shocked at the discovery of a statue of Tanlee made of Dortille Stone, which Tanlee explains marks the coming of the dark side.
Meanwhile, in the Imperial Capital of Coruscant, things are not as they should be, as a new dark lord takes her place at the side of the new Emperor…