It is a time of unrest. The Empire spasms in the wake of the destruction of the Death Star; a world-destroying superweapon brought low by the outnumbered and underequipped Rebel Alliance. A thousand worlds look up from under the boots of the stormtroopers and wonder: what next? The Outer Rim, ever a lawless place, grows more dangerous as the offensive against Imperial dissidents is increased. To adapt is to survive: on the edge of the empire, only the clever, the ruthless and the strong manage to keep flying for long.