The United Galactic Federation is the greatest civilization in the history of Man. Under the enlightened directorship of the Unity Party, the million worlds of the Federation bask in the shining light of Reason, pushing back the darkness of superstition, oppression, bigotry, and greed. Under the Federation, every man is free: free from want, free from fear, free to become the best he can ever be.
But some people never learn.
The far-flung world of Ostriv VIII-B is a terraformed moon, orbiting the gas giant Ostriv VIII. It was discovered by the Federation nearly a thousand years ago, its people freed from the lash of the techno-barbarians t