Adventure Premise

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Adventure Premise

With a freshly created setting and a cast of heroic protagonists, we moved on to a description of what our adventure would be about.  This is just a starting point.  Once play begins, the story may take some unexpected turns.

The Ithrian Gambit
The Ithri.  Just the name was enough to cause even the most battle-hardened space marines to gaze solemnly into their drinks.  It had been only a few short Earth years since the mysterious alien race had appeared, apparently hellbent on the total subjugation of humanity and conquering of mankind's colonized worlds.  No attempts at diplomacy had been successful.  In fact, only a few bits of crude communication had ever been received from the invaders.  Mostly they seemed to be interested in making their point via displays of force.

Thankfully for those humans living outside the core worlds, the Ithri seemed to be mostly focused on humanity's richest assets, Earth, Mars, and the handful of densely colonized worlds nearest mankind's home star.  But now even that was starting to change.  More and more reports of Ithrian ship sightings were pouring into the hard-bitten fringe colonies.  The invaders, it seemed, were starting to expand.

The war raging among the core worlds hadn't done wonders to improve matters out in the colonies.  Supplies were scarcer than normal and the already tumultuous political situation among the sector warlords was being strained to its limits with the threat of impending alien annihilation.  Some warlords formed volatile alliances with one another in hopes of putting up a decent fight when the aliens eventually arrived.  Others hatched far darker plans to save their own greasy hides.  You know what they say to do if you can't beat em?  Some were considering it.

Amidst the growing tensions, a simple human salvage crew from the fringe worlds is about to come face to face with the Ithri threat like no one ever has before.  Though they don't realize it, humanity's future may very well rest on their shoulders.  Will they discover the truth behind the Ithrian invasion?  Will they find a way to turn the tides of war before it's too late?  Or maybe not everything is as simple it appears…

Only time will tell.  For now, it all starts on a derelict freighter… with unimaginable cargo.

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