Set in a fictional version of our galaxy, where, at some point in Earth’s pre-history, alien life found us. Whether as slaves, soldiers, lab monkeys, or something else entirely, massive numbers of humans were moved off of Earth and into the galaxy.
Eventually, once galactic politics had ‘progressed’ some, it was generally accepted as bad form to harvest more primitive societies for their resources. Laws were enacted and enforced, designed to protect civilizations which are below a certain threshold of technological, scientific and cultural development; preventing starship crews from using their superior technology to impose their own values or ideals on them. Earth was one such world.
The end result is a galaxy littered with castaway humans, unable to ever return home, and left with only unreliable stories of what it used to be like.
This is a game about the descendants of those people.