The Earth year is 2748, and humanity has taken its first tentative steps into deep space. After centuries of research and a millenium of thoughts and dreams, the secrets of faster-than-light space travel have been granted to humanity by a mysterious, powerful alien species, and, after years of preparation, humanity has at last left its own solar system, colonising the distant world of Epsilon Indi III. However, right now humanity is a very, very small fish in the biggest of ponds. Not only is the new colony, christened Persephone, mankind's first departure from its solar system, but it is also humanity's new centre of alien trade and diplomacy. It is meant to be a shining beacon of mankind's power and progress. The reality, however, is quite different, and the two hundred thousand citizens of Persephone must realise that they are merely pieces on quite a large chess board. From the Cradle is an originally-themed science fiction MUSH set as the human race takes the biggest step in its long history. It is a political game, with ambassadors, diplomats, and bureaucrats jockeying for power and prestige. It is a military game, with the officers of a virginal and hastily-arranged space force trying to look the great powers of the galaxy in the eye. It is a home for farmers, merchants, traders, labourers, tourists, and wanderers gathering on humanity's first new frontier in centuries. A character-driven roleplaying game, From the Cradle welcomes all of those who wish to dive into a character on humanity’s final frontier. From the Cradle uses a FUDGE-based stats system, and those familiar with FUDGE can have a character ready in about fifteen minutes.