Welcome to the Human Sphere, the intergalactic expanse now populated by various networks of Human Federations. 150 years into our future, Humans are divided into a number of powerful, space-faring federations. All are vying for supremacy, drawn inevitably into conflict over resources, living space and power.
Of the human nations, the PanOceanians are most powerful, with territories spanning Earth and other planets throughout the galaxy. Hot on their heels are the New Asian Yu-Jing Empire, commanding a considerable economic power. The Haqqislam, a society founded on a new interpretation of the Koran's precepts, have developed a coveted new drug that can preserve and regenerate human tissue. On the fringes of the Sphere are the Ariadna, a once forgotten colony stranded on a hostile but mineral-rich planet. The Nomads are a free and independent society, founded on the backbreaking labour of former prisoners, now the leaders of a powerful anti-authoritarian movement that threatens the very foundations of the Sphere. And across the Human Sphere, mercenaries make great profits as privateers and Bounty Hunters.
But Humans are not alone in this universe. The Aleph is a 'race' of post-human, sentient beings spawned from their powerful Artificial Intelligence. The Tohaa are an ancient civilisation seeking alliance with the Humans. And all should be very concerned about the Combined Army, determined to overtake any civilisation necessary to find their path to enlightenment!