In space, even the hottest blood runs cold.
A trillionaire recluse.
An eccentric old man.
An Amazonian former Marine.
A young, seemingly ëinnocentí girl.
A racketeerís bodyguard.
They all are driven by strange desires: lust for
power, money, and more; goaded by dark instinct, driven to secrecy, hiding in
plain sight among the Confederacyís trillions of ordinary humans.
With the Grugell war decades in the past, a tentative
and fragile peace has settled over the Confederacy.† In the midst of this long period of peace, prosperity and exploration, evidence of an ancient legend has
resurfaced.† Are the apparently immortal Elites monsters, or guides?† Predators or teachers?† Wellsprings of evil or fonts of wisdom?
Do the Elite themselves even know the answers?
From the wards of a Confederate Navy hospital
ship, to an outlaw world, to a burgeoning new colony, the Elite are slowly making their presence felt. The Confederacy and, indeed, humanity itself, will
never again be the same.