Throughout the universe, there are various federations run by different alien species and all are currently at peace with one another. There are always tensions between select species but for the moment, war is being kept at bay. The federation that manages human affairs is simply called the Collection. The Collection currently is focused on exploring the universe that hasn't been looked at along with diplomatic relations. (either character) just graduated from pilot school and is currently looking for a ship to begin training with however once they have a ship a thief broke in. the two are stuck together as their first assignment will be to explore a newly discovered planet.