The year is 2256 and the PCs are about to become part of history. Tensions between the colonists of the Jovian moons and their masters, the governments and megacorps of Earth have been deteriorating for some time. Humans living in colonial settlements are virtual slaves are paid in worthless (to anyone but the Company) Company scrip. Since the only source of goods on these far-flung colonies is Company stores, the workers struggle to break even. When the United Earth Government (UEG) sets up a blockade, interdicting all trade to the Jovian colonies, even food and medicine, the stage is set for mankind's first interstellar civil war. The kindling is dry, the PCs are about to be there when the fuse is lit.