Earth is the center of the story, but unlike much of space opera, Earth is not the center of the universe. Galaxy spanning empires wage war across the universe, and Earth and humanity are but a backwater. For 200 years, Earth was occupied by an empire of aven
known as the Hegemony
, and we have only recently reclaimed our independence. Thrust against our will onto the galactic stage, humanity must rebuild its homeworld and adjust to a new normal where we are not special.