Lance Henriksen, famed for his role as Bishop in the Alien film franchise, reprises his role once more as Master Gnost-Dural; this time detailing the events leading up to the Sith Empire's surprise attack at the beginning of the Great War, 28 years prior to the sacking of Coruscant.
For those who can't watch, a description of the event is available below:
BTC 28 – Centuries after being driven into exile, the Sith Empire returned from deep space to launch the most calculated military assault in Republic history. Strategically revealing its attack in a menacing manner, the Sith struck fear into the hearts of the Republic’s defenders even while orchestrating surprise attacks at carefully targeted locations across the galaxy. When the Republic fleet rushed to respond, they discovered the Sith had established puppet governments on several planets in the Outer Rim. Surrounded by enemies and traitors, the Republic fleet was forced to scatter, allowing the Sith Empire to sweep through most of the Outer Rim without further challenge. The Empire’s initial victories put the Republic at a disadvantage for the duration of the Great War.
You can also view the original update over at the official Star Wars: The Old Republic website
(via mmorpg.com, thanks!)