What brews in the dark corners of the Federation when Earth is lost and humanity relies on artificial life for its thin thread of existence?
Deep inside the mega-corporation Fultra Laboratories on the remote population center Primmus One, Phelix, Theode, and Peerce have been raised and trained in strict social isolation in preparation for the rare opportunity as Navigators of a colonization fleet. The superficially perfect Federation is in dire need of expansion, facing collapse under internal stress of diminishing resources as humanity continues its centuries long struggle for survival after Earth’s mysterious destruction.
Disillusioned with society, Phelix seeks opportunity to escape as suspicions of conspiracy brew within Theode. Not much is hidden from the eyes of the Federation. Andrus Helt, Overseer of Security, is sent to Primmus One to investigate unusual behavior, congratulate those choosen as Navigators, and reign in an unpredictable Synthetic organism named Aripax. But Aripax is not a typical Synthetic. It is far more intelligent. It is far more independent. It is far more unpredictable than anyone could ever anticipate – an oversight which may cost humanity and the rest of the Federation its survival.