A mysterious planet orbiting the tiny star in the Luminous system. Cradle is a planet entirely artificial in composition, with a seemingly unknown origin. During the Corporate Wars, Ajax and Vortex battled over the planet for territory, the latter company using their patented Dreamer soldiers to survive the hostile planet. Ajax was ultimately defeated and Vortex disappeared at the end of the battle. Many Dreamer units disappeared in the depths of the Shell World, never to be seen again.