The Republic of Sion, a human nation of 5 inter-dependent states in the Milky Way galaxy, has existed as an independent entity for many centuries. Recently, however, the Republic has found itself the political battleground of two neighboring human superpowers vying for the allegiance and control of the nation: The authoritarian stratocracy called the United Arshan Federation and the xenophobic dystopia known as the Sol Empire. Recent internal politics within the Republic have led to growing popularity in certain isolationist factions within the relatively isolated state of Meric, located on the outer edge of known human space. One faction, led by Ceruis Maileoy, has taken to new tactics where the state's weaker political power has failed: Destabilization of international relations through terrorist attacks, espionage, and propaganda. The ARV Deshevo, a newly christened lone corvette from the UAF's Echo Squadron, has been commissioned in a joint Arshan-Sionian operation to investigate and dismantle this separatist faction.