Urth is old, the sun is red and swollen. Any day the sun will surely flicker and die. The learned say the jungles of Luna are home to ferocious cannibals. The Ancients mastered strange and terrible sorceries. The wreckage of their incomprehensible machines are buried beneath the sands. Occasionally cosmonauts return from the void beyond the stars. Powerful artifacts, great riches, and imperishable fame are there for the taking, at least for the reckless and the bold.