"It is not out of fear, but out of love in which I act; Love for the people of this empire, my empire, and I will protect it any way I can."
It has been 20 years since the new Hive Queen was discovered on the 9th World of the new Hardestaani Empire, Asylum. Since then, a tentative peace treaty had been forged between the Hardestaani Empire and the Hive, which many felt would bring in a new reign of peace and prosperity. However, the growing movement of citizens united under a common cry of “Hardestaan for Hardestaanos,” led by the newly of-age Emperor Veldathis himself, has caused a schism between those looking to embrace new cultures and lands into the Empire, and those looking to close citizenship to only the humans of Hardestaanos, the Heartworld.
As civil war looms on the horizon, both political factions temporarily put aside their differences as the discovery of a new continent on Asylum had been announced. Once again, all eyes are on the Ninth Isle as both factions look for adventurers brave enough to represent their interests in the new land. There is plenty of opportunity for all as the empire sends out expeditions to the uncharted territories. Will you set sail in the Emperor's name? Or will another purpose guide your destiny? Only you can answer that question, in The Isles: Homeland.