The events portrayed within this tale predate both anime and manga. Most of it should make sense to anyone who's either seen or read about the events leading up to the "Great Fall." Most of it comes from things portrayed or strongly implied in manga and / or anime.
Mild to moderate spoilers if you don't know who Tessla was, or how learning about her affected Vash and Knives. (In the manga, it was the "Tessla" situation - not beatings from a bigoted crew member - that turned Knives against humanity.)
Note: I do not own Vash "the Stampede," Rem Saverem, or Millions Knives: they all belong to the incomparable Mr. Yasuhiro Nightow.
Chapter 1: Landfall
November 2409, exact date unknown
I wish that this day, and all that has happened in it, were only a nightmare. It feels too terrible to be real...
But no nightmare has ever included this much pain. No nightmare was ever this vivid and consistent. No nightmare I've exp