Echoes of the Jedi opens some months after the last adventure, The Queen of Air and Darkness.
The few Jedi who managed to survive Order 66 are in hiding, hunted down by the Emperor’s Inquisitors and stormtroopers—and by bounty hunters encouraged by the large sums offered. One Jedi was recently found inside Darga the Hutt’s palace on Cato Neimoidia, but luckily it was by an organization opposed to the Emperor’s tyrannical rule. Thus, Jedi Master Denia joined Senator Bail Organa’s small rebellion, now headquartered in a secret fleet of ships spearheaded by the Nebulon-B cruiser Resurgence. The fleet’s focus is the investigation of a top-secret Imperial military operation called the Sarlacc Project. The existence of the project has been revealed to Organa by an Imperial defector, Admiral Gilder Varth.
The heroes who rescued Master Denia have spent the past months investigating the Sarlacc Project and pursuing other ventures to further their individual careers, though they never lost contact with Senator Organa. However, Captain Sirona Okeefe, who transported the heroes aboard her ship the Banshee during their early adventures, has decided to part ways and take her chances with a more lucrative smuggling business.
The heroes now have their own ship, the Heart of Alderaan, bought with the winnings from the Sabacc Tournament, along with modified Z-95 Headhunters, and a couple of droids to look after the ship.