1. exposition: voyage, landing, settling in, first phase of exploration; introduction of the characters and their relationships.
2. complication: internal conflicts (Reds vs Greens, Arkady on independence, Hiroko and the hidden colony).
3. crisis: immigration; external influences; sabotage; Treaty negotiations.
4. climax: revolution, war, death of prominent F100s.
5. temporary resolution: escape of surviving F100s