Become a ruler on a back water planet to use the best of your knowledge to learn new technologies and construct vessels to carry your vast armies across the stars in your conquest to control the Galaxy.
Step through the gate into a few thousand years in the past. Lead missions to other worlds, discover new races, fight a parasitic race that perceives them selves as Gods and learn the story of the Furlings.
The streets are rough and life is tough and the bigger rule the weak. Make other companies remember your name either by your quick smarts, through corruption or hire someone out to do it for you.
Set out among the stars by means of war, diplomacy and planet development.