The Clone Wars ended in armistice and a galaxy divided. The Republic held on to worlds such as Utapau and Ryloth, but others such as Neimoidia and Skako fell to the Separatist Alliance.
Naboo had recovered from the turmoil. Life seemed to move slow on the planet's wide grass plains. Anakin Skywalker, former Jedi Knight, stood in front of the house him and his wife had built, chopping firewood with his lightsaber. “Hello there,” said the familiar voice of his old friend and former master, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Anakin immediately looked up, switching off his lightsaber.
“Obi-Wan!” He smiled and hugged him. He didn't bother to hide his emotions.
“It's been too long, my friend,” Obi-Wan chuckled.
“It has,” Anakin patted Obi-Wan on the back.
The Clone Wars had caused Republic citizens to view the Jedi Order with intense scrutiny. People became wary that strange cult of lightsaber wielders, and eventually even the senate decided to cut their funding.