Heading back from a mission from a nearby planet a Venator engages Separatist warships and single fighters above the system Hoth, Mysteriously during the battle the ships are pulled into the atmosphere and crashland. No survivors are reported at the site of the wreckage, but before the ship crashed it transmitted its cordinates and relayed a distress signal. The same with the droids, The Republic Army comes across the wreckage of the Venator and the ship is firing against them, it has been taken control of but by what? Nobody can investigate because the hostility if the ship will not allow it. The droids engage them and the Venator in battle.
Republic scientists discover why the ships crashlanded upon Hoth, the core of this system has been intoxicated and has been infected with an organic virus. The virus took control of the planet's core and has used the magnetism and pulled them all in, why? The scientists are not sure. Virus ETK has corrrupted the planet and is reproducing rapidly, if it is not contained it will explode killing all things on the planet. Not only that but it will start a chain reaction and will eventually destroy all systems. Jedi Anakin Skywalker has just landed and is preparing to confront the virus with his own regiment. Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi is in orbit waiting to land. Scientists try to discover more information while the Clones hold the droids and the hi-jacked Venator off.