From the diary of Veroniika Fyne (Karsch)
We had been thriving on Earth for many centuries before we took to the skies and solar systems beyond our own. Three Houses, curious and inventive in their own ways, who each devised ingenious ways to reach out into space, and continue their lives and traditions there.
Of course, with great exploration come great distances, and it has now been 200 years since our mighty Houses last met on Earth. Since then, much has changed. Our Houses have grown, with new members and species we have encountered joining our ranks. We have gained new technologies and have each managed to extend our cultures, whilst still honouring those traditions of the Houses that make us who we are.
And now, thanks to an impressive network of Myriad Access Relocation Gates (MAR Gates) scattered through space, our great Houses are able to come together once more and compete as in days of old...