Sharz is Prime of his vessel, and proud to belong to Regent Voknor's clan. Their clan, like all the others that constitute the Gamin Empire, is losing a war with the Atlan Empire.
This war is causing considerable collateral damage to other cultures, and in many cases, wiping them out. Earth becomes such a victim.
Few of Earth's underground facilities remain intact, with survivors fearfully waiting for whatever fate has in store for them. Cindy's old facility in Germany is one such place, but with limited supplies of food, water, and air, their future is bleak.
Meanwhile, far out in space, a single ship approaches cautiously. Prime Sharz stares at the distant image of Earth, and mutters, "I must be sure the Atlans have truly left."