Desperate Nation States, roving Nomads, despotic corporations, and a failed colonization effort have doomed the world of ABOL. Once the hope for humanity's first colony, the peoples of Earth have brought their most potent resource: Human Nature.
Towns are ripped apart by explosives as private military groups hunt down separatist forces. Corporate raid teams strike orbital research stations ending lives that were about to begin anew.
Efforts of the United Nations collapse under open rebellion, and corporations threatening the life of the planet itself, ABOL is hit by a second wave of colonists 30 years early. Bearing the Earth's interests and the bloodied maws of dozens of private military and corporate forces.