Fable's life ended and began the day her engineering outpost was attacked by a group of pirates, leaving her friends and allies with no chance of escape. When the pirates leave the outpost in ruins, minus whatever they came for, she finds herself with them, locked in the dingy underbelly of a transport ship heading god-knows where. At the same moment, far away, a colony ship is crashing onto a desert planet, leaving much of it's crew to die before it even hits the sand. At the same moment, far away, there's a dark ship moving slowly through a place it shouldn't be, drifting in and out like a mirage. Something is coming and, even if she doesn't know it, Fable has more of a part to play than she could've ever imagined.