Chronos controls one third of the world's economy from the shadows. The organization is bent on world peace, and is willing to use specially-trained and equipped assassins to ensure that peace. The Apostles of the Stars want a revolution, and intend to overthrow Chronos. Outside the shadows, bounty hunters known as Sweepers hunt down killers and thieves while police try to prevent crime. Woe be to any Sweeper, criminal, or even police detective who runs afoul of either shadowy organization.