My name is USS Pennsylvania. The story of my life is the story of two nations. One, ancient and powerful, the other just a toddler by comparison. Full of growing pains. I was born in an era where I believed I was part of a fleet that was invincible. And I ruled with an iron fist! Many ships paid the price for my foolishness, and the ones closest to me paid the harshest price of all.

This is their story, the story of my nieces and nephew Black Shadow, Long Shadow, and Dark Shadow. And how their world changed beyond recognition. How I forced them to change. I regret that. I am old now, so old and I have many regrets. The way I treated my family chief among them. Read carefully, friend, and you'll understand why.