The Anzhou Empire had opened its doors after decades of quarantined isolation, as the Tarroc arrived and brought with them a miracle cure. But things turned sour when its highly addictive and mutagenic properties caused widespread degradation. As the empire attempts to shut out the foreign trade of the drug, pressure from the Tarroc causes mounting tension, bringing both sides to the brink of war. A crew of frigate operators who have been uniquely mutated by the substance now ventures out to find its biological source, deep in the heart of unexplored alien territory.