"Understanding is honoring the truth beneath the surface."
After groundquakes have devastated the planet Aleen, a Republic relief effort arrives, including the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO. When the native Aleena's pleas go unheard, it becomes the duty of the droids to embark on a surreal journey through Aleen's subterranean world to save the planet.
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To assist the relief efforts on Aleen, the Republic's 104th Battalion brings along a translator droid to communicate with the native Aleena. Clone Commander Wolffe's patience is tested by the always chatty C-3PO.
The 104th Battalion of clone troopers has been diverted from the battlefront on Qiilura to assist the disaster-stricken world of Aleen. Clone Commander Wolffe and troopers Sinker and Boost play important roles in helping the Aleena.
The planet Aleen conceals many secrets. Its surface is inhabited by the tiny Aleena, who are known to the galaxy at large. In its subsurface, however, dwell a variety of strange, alien cultures unknown to the exterior world.
King Manchucho welcomes the Republic relief effort to his planet with open arms. He pleads with the Republic newcomers to "make peace in the ground" -- evidence that he knows of the interior world, but does not fully comprehend it.
Orphne is a strange, reptilian nymph who lives inside the planet Aleen. She is wise and understands the balance that must be maintained between the surface and subsurface worlds on the planet. She speaks in riddles, and legend has it she will consume those who cannot solve her puzzles.