A group of scientists, technologists, misfits and miscreants are slowly arriving at the remote Blackborow Research Station of Antarctica knowing little information about the lucrative year-long assignment that's just begun. They only understand that their employer, the powerful and mysterious Archon Corporation, will provide information about this undertaking on an as-needed basis. Suffering from isolation and overwork, some members fear they're losing their grip on reality. When communications satellites permit, they reach back into their support groups from the Baltimore Headquarters to navigate the complexities of the station, to uncover their roles in the research, and to work to understand the true motivations of Archon. They must try to stay grounded in a cold and shifting landscape.