The campaign is set (albiet loosely) in the Dropzone setting and Timeline.
Earth and the Cradle Worlds were invaded in 2507, leading to the flight of the Theseus into unknown space.
FTL technologies are limited. For jumps further than ten light hours, human FTL Drives require FTL Nodes at the destination. Without a node, the jump becomes effectively random with increasing range.
The Locations, Factions and Sentient Races are a mixture of cannon Dropzone material and apocryphal material from this campaign. All Ships are apocryphal.