For thousands of years the Gar have dominated the inner clusters of the Galaxy, expanding their sphere of control outward toward the rim. For a thousand years, humankind has been expanding throughout the quadrant of the galaxy where Earth resides on the furthest reaches of the rim. The meeting was inevitable.When that first meeting of the two races was over, the humans were retreating in defeat and the Gar were, from then on, ever watchful. After that first clash, it was another fifty years until the Gar encountered humankind again. When they did, they found themselves sorely out gunned. In fifty years, humankind had learned from their defeat and they had learned well.