Driven by the need to fuel it's growing economy, an interstellar empire has established a colony on a distant world rich with algae biofuels. The biofuels are extremely valuable, and the empire has spent significant resources defending them from greedy foes. In an attempt to recoup its costs the empire has levied a new tax on the colony.
The colonists, however, are outraged. As they see it, farming the algae and processing the fuel should be payment enough. They consider the new tax outrageous and exploitive, and a group of colonists have begun protesting it with acts of sabotage—or, as the empire sees it, terrorism.
As the conflict escalates, the empire has called upon the Infinity Knights—the renowned protectors of peace and justice throughout the universe—to arbitrate the situation and keep the peace. They must escort a convoy of precious biofuel to a jump gate at the far edge of the system. Mysterious threats have been received, tensions are high, and there's no telling where or when the promised attack will come.