Things look pretty bleak for Gunther von Richthofen and his crew. Although they managed to find the son of governor Talla Ozzynski well and alive and to escape the storm troops of the Star Empire for the time being, although so far nothing but corpses and ekto demons had been found in the huge conveyor station, the contact to the Old Baron and pilot Alyhda has broken off. "I'm stranded" - that's the last message they received. And in addition, there's something wrong with their target person - wrong in a very unsettling way.
Captain Gunther von Richthofen is a disillusioned deserter. Together with the clone couple Ryder and Hook, as well as pilot and hacker Alyhda, he makes his living on board the stolen and badly beaten Old Baron with mercenary jobs and tries to stay under the radar of the Sternenreich.
However, this proves to be a lot harder than expected and the Reich isn't the only problem the crew of the Old Baron has to deal with. The "Red Rage", a devilish psi epidemic that turns the worst nightmares of the infected into a cruel reality, begins to spread in a mutated form.