WARNING: Contains strong violence and scenes that readers may find upsetting. Recommended for ages 18 and over. My name is Leo Jardine. I am an orphan from the slums of Medio city who chose military life as a way to escape extreme poverty. Some choice that turned out to be. I always knew our leaders were bastards, but when San Teria decided to invade our nation's great rival Nyberu, and the wider world, I discovered just how ruth they are. The so-called Great War has been raging for nearly two years. It took about a week for me to lose count of the soldiers and civilians killed before my eyes. When I was stationed on the STS Cheriton, I thought it would make a nice break from the dodging of bullets and the sight of corpses. If only military life was that simple.