Our ancestors fled Earth, refugees of mankind hidden away on the brink of a nuclear apocalypse. Their only hope of survival depends on discovering more of an ultra-rare factor that makes it possible to fly faster than light. A search which pulls half a galaxy away from them. Three hundred years and nine generations later, in their New Eden, humans have developed themselves. The Federation of Free Colonies retains sway in the asteroid belt, a loose affiliation of privateers who have preserved their freedom through superior technology and key resource power. The Unified Corporate Domain are the descendants of the original conglomerates in the central worlds that supported the migration of humanity. By questionable means, the pragmatic Corporatists have created a multi-world utopia, subjugating the destitute of society, sending them to work in welfare colonies for the rest of their lives. Among the people of one such colony, Anesidora-3, Jarek Ansley lives in hiding, scraping out a harsh life as a miner of wealth. Now after eight years of undisturbed calm, in the dead of night, a single ship descends, threatening to unleash its darkest secret; the long-dormant power hidden inside it.