Another five years have past since Anakin Skywalker was claimed by the Jedi and put to work against the Sith. Since then, he has hardly been seen in the Jedi Temple, but neither has he been active in helping the Sith either.
During the five years, more sectors in the Galactic Senate have pulled away, and in a daring move, reformed into a new Galactic Congress. The Confederacy of Independant Systems.
More Jedi are pulled away from the Temple as the threats rise and trouble stirs. Rumours are then spread that Darth Maul himself is fronting the CIS, and has massive commands of droids at his disposal. The rumours get worse, however, as a cyborg hunter is supposedly on the loose.