Jake Cutler, a 13 year old space pirate and as well as being the rightful ruler of a hidden, secret, and wealthy planet, is on the run from the Interstellar Navy. The Interstellar Navy believes that Jake is responsible for the defeat and disappearance of the ISS Colossus, the most powerful ship in the Navy's fleet. Now they Interstellar Navy had declared him as an outlaw and is continuing to hunt for him. Although he has found safety for the moment aboard the Dark Horse with his space pirate friends, the Interstellar Navy continues to persuit him. To prevent the Navy from starting a galactic war, he must retrieve the lost golden cutlass that would prove that he is the true ruler of Altus. In order to get the sword, he must infiltrate the notorious space mafia. But would the leaders of the independent colonies listen to a young boy who claims to be a ruler of a planet that they don't even think exists?