The war had left the universe in shambles. Both sides used weapons of mass destruction with the power of black holes, used with the intent of decimating whole solar systems, capable of bending time and space with their impossible magnitude. Space folk called them star bombs. The Infinity Corporation had created these for the use of the Sixth Legion of human hyperwombs, in the attempt to preserve humanity from the alien AI that they created. But when they gave the weapons to the alienoids too, it was only because they realized humanity was already lost. Infinity Corp saw no other way to start the Return then to cut the universe free from what was holding it back – mortality.