It all came down to criminals...something both the TEC and Advent had in common and in plenty. Thus was struck a deal to open joint penal mining colonies in a newly discovered but undeveloped star system. What was unknown though to both the TEC and Advent were two things...that the Vasari had eyed the same system and that rebellion and revolution was fomenting within the ranks of prisoners.
The TEC and Advent fleets arrived in system near the same time. Both had come to colonize newly discovered worlds to support their hastily claimed and relatively defenseless new mining and trade colonies that had been established beforehand.
No proper scouting had been done before the establishment of the commercial outposts and in short order, it was discovered that a massive series of pirate fortresses were embedded nearby in the system. Additionally, preliminary surveys of the star's close binary companion indicated the possibility of numerous phase points hidden within it's cloud shrouded interior system. Worsening matters, ominous transmissions indicated the possibility of another alien presence within the clouds.
A uneasy truce has existed so far as all parties rush to strengthen their base worlds and find a way through the pirate blockade to reinforce their commercial colonies. Yet no sooner had these efforts been begun than transmissions came in reporting Vasari scouts were disrupting trade routes and capturing nearby asteroid fields. The last communication was cut off in mid signal as the panicked colony governor reported a large Vasari vessel phasing directly into the center of his planetary system's defensive grid.
Simultaneously, activity began to increase in the pirate systems--though to what end, no one knew...no scout had ever survived a trip through their space. Worsening matters further, many systems have turned out to be one-way wormhole Cul-de-sacs, making scouting a critical necessity.
Now the allied forces must decide to stay united and break the pirate blockade together or else watch the Vasari wolfpacks grow in strength as they plunder allied colonies for wealth. Simultaneously, Vasari armed revolutionaries have staged uprisings throughout the far-flung colony worlds and established a fierce line of defenses near the core planets
One way or the other, this is coming down to a fight to the finish...it's up to you to decide who's.
WOLFPACK VERSION ALPHA