Over a thousand years ago members of humanity sent a probe
out that wandered aimlessly through space until it was intercepted
by the Psychlos.
Containing precious metals and directions to Earth,
it was practically an open invitation to rape and plunder
the planet, an invitation that the Intergalactic
Mining Company accepted.
The Psychlos then
teleported a gas drone
to Earth, which circled
the entire planet, gassing each city as it went along. Psychlo
battle planes and tanks were sent in as a clean-up crew, and
shortly thereafter business was set up with mining staff and
equipment in full operationgutting Earth
of its precious metals, no longer bothered by its previous
What remained of the human race spent the next ten centuries
evading the Psychlos.
Finding shelter in high mountains and other places that were
of little use to Psychlo
miners, the human race teetered on the edge of extinction.
But, in the year 3000, new hope arises when a single man
risks everything and organizes a rebellion against the tyrannical