From the back of the module:
"In the far future, representatives of the Galactic Concord make the first trip to the Verge in almost a century. It starts with a call for help, and now a rescue mission speeds through drivespace toward a distant colony at Hammer's Star. The mighty fortress ship Monitor and its support fleet rush across hundreds of light-years, desperate to answer the distress call and unravel the riddle of the outpost on the farthest edge of the Verge....
Now one group of heroes enters the star system, seeking to learn the fate of the colony. As the vanguard of the powerful star fleet, the heroes command the fast, heavily armed star cutter Shrike. What they find waiting for them will forever change the human concept of the universe and humanity's place in the grand scheme of things.
Red Starrise is an ALTERNITY adventure that serves as a prelude to the STAR*DRIVE campaign setting. This spine-tingling, far-future space opera is designed for level 1 heroes and is a great introduction to the ALTERNITY game."