It is 5 years before the dramatic battle of Yavin and the events of the original Star Wars Movie trilogy.
The Tyranny of Emperor Palpatine and his New Order is at its peak. The Imperial Senate is corrupted by self serving politicians while the Imperial Governors and Moffs control all key territories with an iron fist. It is a time of suppression, martial law and and alien prejudices.
Still, there is hope. A budding rebellion has been gaining ground. Many politicians and planetary governments secretly support this movement. Men and women who strive for a change attempt to join this elusive group. These individuals hope to make a difference in the galaxy and bring back the ways and freedoms of the Old Republic.