Beowulf and his men answer a distress signal originating from the Shield Lands on Langtvaek 482.
Hrothgar's pleasure palace has been under siege for 12 planetary orbits (96 earth days) by a powerful indigenous life-form designated: Grendel. King Hrothgar's mightiest soldiers have been slaughtered trying to defend the palace. Out of desperation, Hrothgar puts out a call to private military contractors to come to his aid. The G.E.A.T.S. are the first to arrive.