Orbit of the planet Ceres-3 can be called one of the "hot spots" in space, where the interests of all three powerful races and independent mercenaries collide.
Several abandoned factories were found in the neighbouring asteroid belt, marked with the logos of a mining company belonging to one of Jericho’s families.
Buildings look long abandoned, operating in emergency mode with only one of the transmitters transmitting the same sequence of digits. But it’s not what puzzles the onlookers. Each session marks the date of the message as year 5120 that hasn’t come yet.
Jericho tries hard to return the unit to their hands, yet they face resistance from the forces of the Empire and the Federation. However, none of the races can establish even a small operations center around the abandoned factory because of continuous fighting for an undisclosed Precursor structure unfolding in the immediate vicinity of the asteroid belt.