Vessels belonging to the Kheribum and Daemonite empires clash over earth. A number of ships are crippled, and crash on the planet. Among the survivors on the Kheribum side are Lord Emp, Lady Zannah, Lord Slay'tn, Lord Majestros, and Jon Koal. Among the Daemonite survivors are Hellspont, Be'lail, Hightower and Defile. They lead their surviving forces in a shadow war that rages for two millenia.