"The Painted Rule" spins a web of intangible lies so thick that it looks like there will be no end to the unjust treatment of Maxar's Radjn people by its ruling race, the Jins. Though the planet had been previously hidden from view of the Galactic Guild of Enforcement somehow, that chicanery seems to have been removed. A tale out of history warned that one day the planet would play host to an outside race arriving from the skies and while the majority of the people dismiss such an idea, they are about to have a rude awakening.
The series provides the link between the events depicted in "The Child of Time" and the history of the Guild presented in "The Gaian Wars." The oft-disparaged Traitor will be unmasked, and will likely not be who anyone expected.