The 7th System
In ancient times, there were seven lockets. Each had magical powers. People don't know what happened to the lockets.
The Mercks obtained one of these lockets and created a new gateway which allowed space travel. However, they were only able to use one of its numerous powers due to their lack of knowledge.
An organisation called The Chain was looking for peculiar objects, such as the said locket. Inevitably, the Mercks became their target and lost. Still, they managed to send a few of their family members away.
And that's where our story begins, with a young Merck stranded alone in an alien world, armed only with the locket left behind by his grandfather.
Unknown to him, the gears of fate had already started turning, and the locket had started to wake.