A friend is Janus-faced: he looks to the past and the future. He is the child of all my foregoing hours, the prophet of those to come, and the harbinger of a greater friend.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
The campaign begins in the Golden Age of the Federation, on the fringe of charted space, in a nebula-clouded region designated the Janus Cluster. The players recuperate and assemble on Deep Space J as their ship undergoes preparatory maintenance. A blinking message sits in the captain’s inbox: their orders for the days ahead.