A power-consuming organism was created by an alien species. It was microscopic and capable of self-replication, and was genetically programmed to hunt down and consume power sources. Created to end a civil war, the organism destroyed the enemy's weapons of mass destruction, which in turn caused their opponent to release a virus that killed the majority of the planet's population and mutate the rest.
During the Galactic Civil War, a colony was established on the planet. The organism drained the colonist's power sources, and an Alliance to Restore the Republic team was sent to investigate the cause.