WAR IS ALWAYS WAITING IN PEACE'S SHADOWA fragile ceasefire exists between the terrans, protoss, and zerg, but that hasn't stopped them from finding new ways to spill each other's blood. On a fringe world called Adena, a corrupt Dominion commander risks conflict between the three races for his own insatiable greed. The people who pay the price for his avarice are frontline grunts Elms, Contreras, and Yong. But for them, Adena is only the beginning of a long journey: one filled with deadly black-market deals, zerg infestation, and Elm's burgeoning psionic abilities. If they can all make it through in one piece, they might have a chance to finally become more than pawns in someone else's game.