As long as there was ambrosium, there was peace. Discovered in the wake of a millenia-old cataclysm that fractured galactic society, ambrosium became the resource that pulled the universe’s great civilizations out of their collective dark age. Those who could control this resource rose to prominence and established the galaxy’s five great noble houses. Today, the Archbaron’s of these houses rule all of civilization, and though they scheme amongst themselves their communal need for ambrosium keeps them all from open warfare.
But after centuries of mining, all of the colonized worlds have nearly run dry of ambrosium, and now there is only one place left to find it – beyond the void.
For centuries the Void has marked the edge of civilized space, but the Archbarons are more than willing to leave civilization behind to claim victory. Out in these untamed reaches there are still planets rich with ambrosium, ready to be claimed by any brave, cunning, or ruthless enough to take it. The Barons have rallied their captains and prepared their mighty Motherships for war – only one of the five great houses will emerge controlling the ambrosium, and with it the galaxy itself.