Hell on Earth: Gimme Shelter
In 2044, Hellstromme Industries announced a project that would change the world – and another world on top of that. The scientists at HI built something called “The Tunnel,” which could propel a ship at faster-than-light speeds to other star systems. Within a few years, HI located a new solar system through the Tunnel that they dubbed “Faraway,” complete with an inhabited planet that the HI exploratory team dubbed "Banshee" for its howling winds.
Banshee was home to a race of purple-skinned creatures called “anouks,” who were discovered to be sentient. As much as the discovery of intelligent life on other worlds should have been the defining moment of the century, if not the millennium, the nations back home found another discovery on Banshee even more intriguing (especially after the publication of the Hauptman Survey): Banshee had Ghost Rock.
The resulting conflict, called the "Faraway War", continued through the beginning of the Last War back on Earth and saw the first large-scale deployment of military units consisting entirely of Sykers.