In 2792, ImperatorLinton Messer XI sold off the terraforming rights of Garron II to the Bright Worlds Terraforming Group (BWTG). One of the indigenous species, which had shown sentience and was known to both the BWTG and Linton Messer, was exterminated during the terraforming process. An anti-Messer revolutionary group called Tide obtained footage documenting the atrocity and released it over Spectrum, interrupting broadcasts galaxy-wide. The vids sparked an outrage among the long-oppressed population of the United Empire of Earth (UEE). Subsequent riots and military action led to the end of the 246 year Messer dynasty.