Project DAWN was an international effort, meant to bring humanity together in a grand endeavor. Unfortunately, when the planet was cut off from Earth the colonists broke apart along cultural lines and fell into feuding tribes: The Americans of USAriadna, the French traders of Merovingia,
the English-Scottish Caledonia, and the Russian Cossacks of Rodina.
Long years of bloody war — against both each other and the native Antipodes — forced these disparate nations together again through the imperfect weld of violence. The strength of their union was tested when the Ariadna system was rediscovered by
the Human Sphere and the Great Powers turned their greedy eyes upon the resources of the planet Dawn (including rich deposits of the neomaterial Teseum). The world still bears the scars of the Commercial Conflicts, and the Ariadnans still
feel locked in a struggle to persevere in their independence.