Order 65:In the event of either (i) a majority in the Senate declaring the Supreme Commander (Chancellor) to be unfit to issue orders, or (ii) the Security Council declaring him to be unfit to issue orders, and an authenticated order being received by the GAR, commanders shall be authorized to detain the Supreme Commander, with lethal force if necessary, and command of the GAR shall fall to the acting Chancellor until a successor is appointed or alternative authority identified as outlined in Section 6 (iv).
THE YEAR IS 19 BBY. Damning evidence has surfaced against Galactic Republic Chancellor Sheev Palpatine. Shrouded in mystery, this information is delivered to Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker by an unknown source. After discovering the truth, Skywalker reports the true identity of Chancellor Palpatine to Jedi Master Mace Windu, who then leads the Jedi Council in the successful arrest and imprisonment of Darth Sidious. However, during the ensuing altercation, several lives of prominent Jedi masters are lost, including the famed Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, who gives his life so that the tyranny of the Sith Lord would come to an end. The evil Sith Lord is now held captive in the Jedi Temple Detention Centre, a secret prison used for Force users believed to be too dangerous to the galaxy, while he awaits trial.
In the following weeks, the infrastructure of lies and secrets built by Palpatine is all but undone, with most of his agents rounded up for trial. The Republic has chosen a new Supreme Chancellor in Senator Tam Cinadra of Glee Anselm. He is elected in an untraditional, expedited fashion due to the Republic's desperate need for leadership during the Clone Wars. Finally on a level playing field, the Republic makes strides in fixing the damage wrought by Darth Sidious' machinations.
Further, the mysterious informant has ensured top secret information concerning the loyalty of the clone troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) enters the hands of the Jedi Council. Upon investigation, it is revealed that clone troopers hold inhibitor chips designed to cause the downfall of the Jedi Order. The chips are immediately removed by order of the Jedi and Galactic Senate, and the integrity of the Republic's forces is assured.
Even in uncovering the Sith plot, the Jedi Council grows concerned as the ever-lingering presence of the Dark Side grows stronger yet. There are whispers of a new dark menace taking hold in the Confederacy of Independence Systems...whispers of a new Dark Sider. It may be that the Jedi triumphed over the tyranny of Sidious only to contend with a much darker, more sinister threat. Could this unknown threat be responsible for Palpatine's removal? The Republic is desperate for answers....