Shaak Ti was a Force-sensitive Togruta female Jedi Master of the Jedi Order and member of the Jedi High Council in the waning years of the Galactic Republic. Considered to be amongst the wisest and most patient in the Order, she was a skilled fighter and devoted believer in the ways of the Jedi. During the Clone Wars, a galaxy-wide conflict between the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, Ti took part in the pivotal battles of Geonosis, Kamino, and Coruscant as a General for the Grand Army of the Republic.
Early in the Clone Wars, she was chosen to represent the Republic on Kamino, where she personally oversaw the training and development of Clone Forces. While in this role, she became entangled in a conspiracy surrounding the origins of the organic inhibitor chips placed in every Clone, and the secrets being kept from the Jedi about them. As she attempted to root out the conspiracy from ARC Trooper CT-5555 "Fives", she clashed with Kaminoan Chief Medical Scientist Nala Se, who was attempting to dispel his claims regarding the chip's true purpose. Despite her efforts to the contrary, Ti was unable to help Fives as he suffered a breakdown, and upon his death, his secrets passed on to only a few. Ti had a tenuous relationship with the Kaminoan leadership during this time, finding difficulty in working with their emotionless demeanor and struggling to balance her compassion for the Clones with the demand of producing capable soldiers for war.
As the war began to draw to a close, Ti and the Council became increasingly aware of the mystery behind the Dark Lord of the Sith, devoting much time to discovering their identity and motives. During the Battle of Coruscant in the late stages of the Clone Wars, Ti was sent to protect Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine but was knocked unconscious in a duel with Separatist General Grievous. At the war's end Ti was presumed to have become a victim of the Great Jedi Purge, seemingly murdered at the hands of fallen Jedi Anakin Skywalker whilst she meditated during the Siege of the Jedi Temple. Prior to her death, Ti recorded a message of hope on a holocron, urging its finder to not let the fall of the Order be the end of the Jedi.