Some called them Space Gods, others simply the Imortas. A race of beings long departed from the galaxy, leaving behind strange artefacts that blessed the human race with an opportunity to explore the stars, colonise new worlds and rule all known space.
The most significant artefacts of all were the Gates, portals that were a means to travel from world to world instantly. Yet no one could control these celestial portals or discover their secrets so that exploration remained haphazard, baffling the greatest minds.
By chance an explorer stumbled upon a world like no other. The great obsidian spires that dominated its surface resembled primitive or experimental versions of the Gates, but all attempts to study the sterile world were thwarted by menacing half-life creatures called cybirds whose purpose seemed to be as guardians of a sacred place.
Thus a religious inspiration shaped itself around this empty world named Spiroid, but there were those who only wished to exploit the potential secrets of the strange place, recognising its significance to the Imortas of old, and so formed another strategy based on the talents and skills of youthful imaginings.
The Spiroid Challenge pitted teams of youngsters against each other, to explore the world as best they may before the cybirds descend upon them and end their endeavours with terrifying ferocity. This is a tale of how one Spiroid Challenge ended strangely and how another came into being as youngsters from across the galaxy gathered together to form new teams, including on a world where dreams of ambition were shaped by a seductive influence from the skies above, the Syren Moon.