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The year is 2412. After mankind's successful mastery of space travel, the galaxy has been blasted into life. What used to be inhabitable worlds have now been terraformed, the once barren wastes exploding into luscious jungles, rolling green fields and all sorts of natural paradises. Many of these planets, more specifically those of the inner quadrant have become massive hive planets, riddled with cities that span the continents and home to the largest mass of people in the galaxy. These are the most safe and secure planets in the system, heavily patrolled by the United Planetary Defence Forces (UPDF), and considered man-made wonders by any who can afford to live there. For those that cannot, there is only a handful of options. Enlist in the UPDF, or move to the outer quadrant.
The outer quadrant is made up of a scattered mass of planets, a handful of which have been terraformed, the majority having been left barren and hostile. Pirates roam the much loosely patrolled sectors, boarding supply lines and transports alike. They will simply take your goods and disable your engines, leaving you stranded and starving until a chance patrol pick you up... But only if your lucky. Space isn't the only place in which such atrocities are made, for the planets of the outer quadrant are often left to their own devices when tackling threats such as planet side uprisings. The corruption in the UPDF is all too clear when a single, measly squad is sent in response to an outer planets crisis situations. The men of the squads sent after obviously having received the crap and of the stick are often met with negativity and generalised insults from the natives; it is no secret that any outer quadrant citizen has a lot to say about their "protectors".
Luna IV is one such rock. The fourth planet to a chain of the smallest planets in the outer quadrant, Luna IV is the result of a failed terraforming project. Although the once barren grey wastelands have long been transformed, what it was replaced by is now even more hostile. Intended to be a training ground for elite military regiments, Luna IV was covered in thick jungles, filled with all kinds of carnivorous creatures and poisonous plant life. After an astonishing two months of use, the death rate of trainees forced the UPDF to withdraw the project, leaving the planet open to the desperate outer quadrant colonists. Although large patches of the planet have been cleared and a handful of colonies have been constructed, each penned in by impressive walls and security systems, life on Luna IV is no walk in the park.
Recently however, after the total blackout of three outer quadrant planets within a single month, the United Planetary Defence Force has mobilized to the western front. Reports of unknown attackers have swept the outer quadrant and survivors of escape pods, rambling on madly about fleets of inhuman warships, have entire sectors panicking. In an attempt to stop a mass exodus of outer quadrant refugees heading for the hive planets, the UPDF is constantly sending positive reports to the entire outer quadrant. This is, however, little more than lies and propaganda. The UPDF is loosing ground, fast.
As if to add insult to injury, Luna IV has become the latest planet to be targeted by the alliance of pirates and terrorists known as the Outer Liberation Army. As was expected, only two small teams of UPDF were sent to stop the OLA from burning each colony one by one. Although these teams contain highly skilled men, the top brass has left out one important detail. Luna IV is the next planet to fall under the invasions shadow.