3211. Humanity has been out among the stars for 900 years and now has colonised over 500 systems. Many are members of the Terran Union - others are not.
Twenty years ago, they encountered the Ugari, a bear-like intelligent race. Both species have discovered a rich nebula full of valuable minerals and prospectors, along with others, are heading for this area of uncolonised space. The crew of the cargo ship Crystal Raven are just one group, looking to get rich in the haulage industry.
As they arrive, a series of attacks begins on the ships of both sides. Who is responsible and can they get to the bottom of it before it is too late?