|| Swarm Gold: Background|
For almost a year, the Praulac Nebula and its fields of EZT looked like a desert covered in diamonds, all the wealth and energy you could ever want laid at your feet, you simply had to kneel down and pick it up.
But all that changed in '27. It seemed the Clagnor were already living in the nebula and they thought the EZT was theirs. When a delegation was sent out to ask if we might share the almost limitless energy, the Clagnor destroyed that delegation, killed its escort party, then tracked it back to the launch orbiters around Thantose.
Survivors say there wasn't a moments hesitation. The Clagnor turned their weapons on the planet and its population and didn't stop until there was nothing left but a layer of blackened carbon and empty seas.
The Company doesn't want to start a war if they don't have to...it's bad for business. That's where you come in. T77 Assault craft and 'motivated convicts' keep costs down and profits high, while hopefully delaying the impending costly battles that lie ahead. Trouble is, this corporate ideology isn't good for your life expectancy. In fact, you've heard The Company already has another loyal 'servant' lined up for this job when your mission is 'prematurely terminated'. Of course, they said that if you can keep yourself alive for a year, your contract will be released...but what are the odds?
It's payback time, and the heavens will burn.