The Clone Wars continue to rage between the separatists and the Republic, drawing all planets and star systems into the conflict. When Jabba the Hutt's son is kidnapped by a mysterious group of renegades, Anakin Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi are sent to investigate. They are joined by Ahsoka Tano, who is named Anakin's first apprentice by Yoda. In their investigations Obi Wan is forced to confront the Sith Jedi Asajj Ventress, while Anakin once again comes up against his old foe Count Dooku. The Jedis gradually come to realise that the renegades they are tracking are merely pawns, being manipulated by the Sith in order to expand the war even more, hoping to defeat the Republic and take control of the galaxy.