As the galaxy churns inexorably toward its violent future, the Great Races have begun to feed the flames that fuel their war machines. An epoch of great struggle threatens to engulf the galaxy once more as each faction races toward the desiccated seat of an ancient empire on Mecatol Rex to become the indisputable ruler of the stars. It is a time of steadfast alliances and bloody betrayals. Of words and of war. Of deep-seated honor and hard-won glory. It is the dawn of a new era.