Born and raised on a backwater planet on the fringes of safe space, Freja always dreamed of adventure and danger.
After signing up with the military, she trained as a combat pilot and weapons expert, excelling at the tasks she put her mind to. At the same time, she failed every possible roll-call, inspection and show of respect to superior officers.
Eventually, Freja's abilities could no longer outweigh the importance of the people she pissed off. Dishonourably discharged, Freja offered her skills to the private sector in an unconventional way - by ripping off companies under the protection of security firms. After eventually being tracked down by one of these firms, she was offered employment as a 'Sec Runner' - a freelance pilot used to scout ahead of main security forces.
Freja lives and works aboard her ship, the Ouroboros. A single-berth heavily-modified light spacecraft which boasts state-of-the-art weaponry and facilities.
The surface of the planet is littered with roaming Prism security bots, apparently adhering to some decades-old programming. Determined to protect something which very well may no longer exist, they automatically shoot any living creature on sight.
While their frames are showing their age and their weaponry has become outdated, the Prism forces can still pose a serious threat to the unwary intruder. Particularly as they venture further into the forest, and closer to whatever's being protected...
The Occult are the remains of what was once, presumably, a human expedition to the planet. Their history is unclear, but what's left of the expedition are hollow vessels; Shells from which humanity has been torn, and which are now controlled by an unknowable darkness.
Seemingly drawn to the dark onyx that naturally occurs on the planet's surface, the Occult perform barbaric rituals and sacrifices. Through performing these, they seemingly gain impossible power and ability, far beyond human limits.
The local flora and fauna of the planet make up a deadly ecosystem, a vicious and feral collection of bioluminescent hell that makes any excursion on foot extremely hazardous.
Although initially less hostile than other adversaries, the native wildlife is fiercely territorial and will fight tooth and nail against anything that should violate their home.
It looks like Freja isn't the only visitor to this planet. Acting predominantly in the shadows, these mysterious figures have yet to make their intentions known, but their state-of-the-art equipment belies their technological capabilities and high intelligence.
Which just raises the question - what are they doing here? What could they be looking for on this hostile, abandoned planet?