Sixteen years ago, rebellion swept the galaxy known as the Belt of Jewels. The Leonov royal family was murdered - down to their youngest child, Princess Anya - and the Union government seized power. Stacia doesnt think much about politics, spending her days rambling her fathers vineyard with her friends, Clio and Pol. But then a Union ship appears burning through the sky, bearing the leader of the Union, the Direktor Eminent himself, who declares that Stacias sleepy village is a den of empire loyalists. More shocking, he claims that Princess Anya Leonova is alive - and its Stacia! As their home explodes into chaos, Pol smuggles Stacia to a hidden escape ship, leaving Clio in the hands of the Union. Stacia sets her heart on a single mission: she will find and rescue Clio, even with the whole galaxy on her trail.