The Elven Empire has been ruled by the Thirteen Great Elven Houses since fleeing their home world. The richest and most powerful of which is House Hashimoto.
The Great Exodus started thousands of years ago, and is nearing competition. In that time the empire has grown and flourished, but now the empire is in crisis.
Pirates are attacking the Last Exodus fleet. They are after an ancient artifact and will kill anyone who gets in their way.