In a universe where the known galaxies are run by a highly organised, technologically advanced group of planets known as the Inner Rim, the Galaxy Elite Fleet (GEF) is a military force conceived to defend and protect the inner rim galaxies where they abut an anarchic frontier.
A thousand years earlier these same planets had an ambition to strike out to the very edge of the known universe and maybe beyond. A number of genetically altered colonists, so large as to almost constitute a separate race, were sent into those hostile environments around the stars on the outer rim.
Their attempts at colonization proved successful. So successful that the worlds of the outer rim evolved into a powerful, if lawless, force in their own right, run by ambitious corporations and all too powerful, fiercely competitive families. No wonder the Inner Rim planets now need the GEF so badly.