The date is September 22, 2166. The place is the Nusku
Third Interstellar War, which began in 2145 and saw the Siege of Terra,
and from which the Terran Confederation emerged victorious, is now nine
years in the past.
Your ship, an old tramp freighter named the Odysseus, is now in orbit above the
Nusku. Once a member world of the Ziru Sirka, the Vilani "Grand
Empire of the Stars," Nusku changed hands at the end of the last
war, a prize taken following the Terran counteroffensive. Now the
commercial hub connecting Terran space to Vilani, Nusku is reknown for
its shipbuilding and repair facilities, and is the jumping off point
for many free traders seeking their fortune among the stars...
OF THE ODYSSEUS