On the distant planet of Sirius 6B, a gold rush occurred. Specifically, a rush to the planet, from others. And it was for berynium, not gold. But otherwise, it was like a gold rush. So anyway. On most of the planet, one large organization, called the N.E.B., dominated–their workers scoured the planet for berynium, and all was good. Well, until the revolt. The miner’s union, simply known as the alliance, were protesting for better wages and humane working conditions. The war escalated until the N.E.B. resorted to employing Autonomous Mobile Swords, or Screamers, as attack units. These units slowly ate away at the population, until none were left–on either side.
And while that makes for a good story, that is not where this game is taking place. Instead, we must look at a tiny outpost, made up of real-estate taken by a different industry giant. Here, there is only a small mining town, separated from the war, and from the devastation. They managed to upload a shield to protect themselves after the screamers started to attack, and since then they’ve been holding out, hoping some poor ship will take them. But the ships are afraid too. They don’t want to pick up an evil killer robotic hitchhiker.
Until today. Today, the giant star ship S.S. Sturgeon announced that it would fly to the planet, looking for survivors. They have said that they will be there in a couple weeks. Of course, it had to be the same day that a girl ran into the town, yelling about the robots. She died of sawblade wounds, the kind that come from such a robot.
All of you, the townspeople, are engaged on a quest now, for great justice! The screamers would wreak havoc if they were brought back to another planet. They must die!