Deep in space, a beacon sends out a weak signal ... a message from thousands of years ago. The message tells of a powerful artifact--the Gift3 Messiah--residing on the third planet of the Gift System. Its tremendous power is unlike anything man has ever seen. Four distant races discover the beacon and follow its signal to the planet. Above the planet, a massive battle ensues. Humans, Darkens, Mercs, and Scorps fight to prevent each other from reaching the planet. Only small drop ships with skeleton crews make it through the chaos. You are the leader of one of those crews ... entering Dominion.