Humanity and creatures on an exoplanet are bound by tragedy. Humanity tamed the solar system and their bodies using powerful nanomachines. Now, Oya Valette and a group of colonists are looking for a fresh start on an extrasolar planet. Soon they discover that their new home is already populated by hostile, extravagant creatures that share a tragic history, not only with the human race, but Oya herself. If Oya can't set aside her own prejudices and reconcile these two warring factions, both will become extinct.