Following the UESF victory over the Zerens at Tyndareus, the war grinds to a halt. But the war between the Soliace Regime and the Stalfin Consortium still rages; spilling into surrounding regions.
With the Stalfins on the verge of defeat, the UESF faces a difficult decision: aid their longtime allies and wage war against the Soliace, or do nothing and stand alone.
Meanwhile, in the Unclaimed Territories, Captain Silaltera and his forces are ruthlessly carving a path of destruction on worlds suspected to having sympathetic ties to the Koshna'ell. And the discovery of the Zeren dreadnaught under construction in the Tordren Core system puts pressure on the UESF.
As Captain Gabriel Lyons settles into his new role within the UESF, dark secrets from his past are revealed, forever altering his life.