The Firewall team tasked with finding Loren Kristol have farcast to the Titanian Commonwealth in order to pursue a lead they found on Ceres. Orienting themselves to New Quebec results in a bit of culture shock but they have no choice. Kristol formed a conspiracy with the Tongs and a mysterious corporation. Furthermore, a few of the nomadic Hulder seem to be involved. The Commonwealth prides itself on being the most civilized post-Fall nation, but even it has its dark side. Can the team survive its frigid depths?