"The Farsiders were the first to make contact with earth. Galactic neighbors really. They coveted our biology so we bartered and learned highly advanced technology in return. Now, eight decades later, we roam the endless scratch of space between our galaxy and theirs. Stations have been built, select planets are being colonized. Many races have joined the intergalactic exchange, but the Farsiders remain our closest contacts. And they have proven no less corruptible than any other race.
Freighters deal with the constant threat of piracy. Thieves and hackers thrive on the public Stations, and frequent territory disputes keep the entire Scratch on the brink of war. As if uncharted space doesn't offer enough threats for us to handle; life support malfunctions, meteor showers, new poisons and viruses found on every planet. Nobody ever said living in the Scratch was easy."
- Captain A. LaPoe
May 29 2012, 2:35 pm (Edited on May 29 2012, 5:13 pm)