Calpamos was first discovered by Engineers and then humans in a time now lost to the Warp Squad. The stories of how the ghost towns and ships that litter its moons lost to the ages. When it was rediscovered by the Umbra Confederacy, only one thing was clear: life ceased to exist for a very deadly reason.
The planet is home to three moons. Two of these have ancient structures which resemble both transportation vehicles and processing facilities. The origin unknown. These moons were codenamed LV426 and LV223 by the dead humans which lay on their surfaces.
Upon landing on the surface of LV223 for emergency refueling, members of the Umbra Confederacy explored the structures and ships left behind. Contact with the first team was lost after a week of dispatch. Transmissions ceased. A second heavily armed recon team was dispatched at the orders of the Shadow Council. The tale of what unfolded was riveting.
Team Zero Six Zeta reported large creatures roaming the first Umbra ship which seemed to explode out of the chest cavities of the first landing party. The creatures had killed everyone.
06Z had 18 members. After a 3 day struggle, only 1 survived. The Survivor went to ground. After finding refuge in an old Engineer ship, they realized that the only way to get off the rock safely was to sterilize an escape pod. Equipped with state of the art plasma throwers the Survivor made the risky trek back to the Umbra cruiser where the weapon was held standard issue.
After rigging the fusion reactor of the landing cruiser to detonate in 24 hours, the Survivor escaped back to the engineer pod. After cleaning the pod for eggs and getting back into orbit, most of the surface was glassed from the fusion reaction. After 7 standard days stranded in orbit members of the Umbra Confederacy picked the Survivor up. The story struck fear into the hearts of members who have told the story over and over as a warning to any who might land in uncharted territory.
Now a member of the Shadow Council, the one known only as the Survivor, has an uncanny ability to get things done and escape the clutches of death in a range of scenarios. Widely renowned, earning respect and striking fear into the minds of those who might oppose them they now keep a close eye on profits to be had with Alien technology.