The Union is a political agreement between the Jedi and the Sith. With the emergence of visions plaguing Force Sensitives, the disturbing nature of these futures is forcing the two mortal enemies and galactic superpowers, to join together in a not-so-stable agreement. Both groups are being forced by the Galactic Republic to work together in order to prevent the destruction of the known galaxy. The one thing that is clear from these visions is that a great war is coming. Prophets are hailing it as the 3rd Great Hyperspace War. From this information, the two groups must collaborate in order to develop a new ship. This ship, the Shining Blade, is the corner stone of the new Fleet in production and serves to cement the union of the two super powers. The Galactic Republic hopes that this ship will be able to end any war as quickly as possible, or deter it if that is an option.