In the Year 2208, mercenary soldiers known as Hunters pilot twenty-foot-tall metal deathengines known as AVATARs, hiring out their services to the various governments and organizations of the world via the international mercenary firm known as Asgaurd. The collapse of the Corporate Empire two decades ago has ushered in an era of unrivaled political and economic unrest. Wars rage across the surface of the planet as the Commonwealth of Human nations flails to regain it’s clout like a drowning child. The Guilds and the Underground stoke the fires of insurgency and unrest, as the Corporations attempt to keep their dominance. Put simply, business is good in Asgaurd.