The Shadow War was over. Slowly the Five Galaxies adjusted to a kind of peace that was more a desire to forget than anything else. The ruling body known as the Cooperative would stand no disruption of the status quo, especially as concerned the Mesh, the intricate web of “Strands” that made instantaneous travel between the systems of the Five Galaxies possible. There was no place in these fragile times for heroes, unless they would agree to exchange freedom for order.
There was just one problem: tension and unrest seemed to be on the increase, after a period the more astute members of the population of the Five began to realize was a false peace. There was a sense, everywhere, that something wasn’t right. Then the first rumors of mysterious events began to filter in from the very edges of the Mesh. These also grew in number, and more and more of the well-trafficked Strands were affected, until the governmental bodies of many of the far-flung systems were faced with the choice to crack down completely on a restive populace (and perhaps sowing the seeds of another war) and giving in to every fear. When an entire civilization is threatened from both within and without, do they dare turn to a war hero who had been betrayed and discarded by the very people he had saved? And if they did, would he help them?