The cities of Mars came after Humanity’s first contact with the Traveler. Mars itself was transformed into an oasis, with the great facilities like those of Clovis Bray, pioneering the way in advanced engineering and the development of Warminds. But those days are long gone. After the Collapse, the desert sands of Mars began to reclaimed the once great cities, and the planet became dry once more. Now a new threat occupies the red sand dunes. A warmongering race known as the Cabal hold the planet in a deadly chokehold, and use it as a strategic stepping stone into our solar system.