Set in the distant future man has long since evolved beyond mere flesh and bone and is now one with the machine. You start your journey as a young fully realized but inexperienced Terran pilot free of any allegiances or obligations. Join or form factions, corporations, bounty hunter gangs or even crime syndicates as you forge your story. Rather you fly solo or with a massive fleet, take to government or start a corporation the galaxy and gameplay will respond in kind to your choices and performance.
Each sector has a description as does each mission which is accessible from the Command Console. This is an example of what you might hear when you select the Gunnheim sector 1 of 16 sectors in the game; for note a sector is rather large and contains several sub-sectors with in which you find the events.