It is a dark age for humankind. The different species of the galaxy compete aggressively for CRYONITE, the most valuable mineral in the known universe. The MANTIS, a ruthless and powerful breed of space aliens, have gained supremacy over the cryonite-bearing planets. Aggressively defending their strongholds and trade routes, they have condemned all other civilizations of the galaxy to bottom feeding. Whoever controls the Cryonite, controls the galaxy! You take the role of a daring starship pilot, joining an organization of space pirates determined to take back from the Mantis what they have taken from you -- the pride, the dignity, and the liberty of the human race!