The Earth was pulled into the Maelstrom--a cosmic vortex of vast proportions, a pocket universe where the laws of physics are warped and twisted into an obscene parody of reality. Our planet is swirling toward its doom toward the center of the Maelstrom, we could shift to immediate destruction at any given moment. But this is not the bad part.
We are not alone. In the Maelstrom we are accompanied by other doomed planets and some of them are inhabited by other races of creatures, all fighting for the same thing: escape and survival of their own race.