The game takes place on Pandora a sparsely populated planet that is more a barren wasteland than anybodies home. The alluring factor that brings people to this un-hospitable place is the story of an ancient vault placed there eons ago by extraordinarily advanced alien race. It is said that the vault contains great treasure of wealth and power. The main occupancy of the planet is treasure hunter. That being said any form of civilized government has disappeared and there is now small outpost of mostly mercenaries and bandits who prefer to shoot first and ask questions later. There are a few safe havens located in the borderland most of which are merchant run and only want money and favors.