The Mandate is a global organization formed on Earth that was formed to combat the deadly effects of the Dust Devil disease. The contagion decimated the global population.
To ensure the survival of the human species, the Mandate launches a series of missions to foreign planets that could serve as humanity's new home, such as Far Eden. To begin these colonization efforts, thousands of Corebots were sent to build atmospheric processing facilities capable of taming hostile atmospheres. Later, a group of colonists would travel to these planets, be cryogenically frozen for 200 years to allow terraforming to complete, and then awake.