The War has ended. Earth has entered a great peace, a great stagnation. The force uniting the people of earth, an AI construct called Lion, has left on the Seed Ship to bring Earth her greatest treasure, a colony. In its absence, the corrupt stage a daring coup and take control of Earth's government. The people of Earth are ruled by a group of tyrants who see any dissidence as a threat. A lowly government aide finds himself allied with relics of the past, the architects of the Lion, in a rebellion. They fight for the people; they fight for the Lion.