Here’s the next installment of the timeline. This month sees the Sathar consolidating some of their forces, the Discovery Squadron bypassing the sathar starship construction center to press on to their target system, and the Saurians continue their exodus from their home system. We also see the incidents that will kick off the events of a couple of the game modules (SFAD5 – Bugs in the System and SFKH0 – Warriors of White Light).
|60.268||An order is placed for a second assault scout for the K’aken Kar system at the Fromeltar starship construction center.|
|60.269||Crown Princess Leotia Valentine of Clarion (White Light) celebrates her 33rd birthday.|
|60.270||Discovery Squadron arrives at Stenmar Station where most of the crew takes a week of shore leave.|
|60.271||The sathar starship construction center in the Liberty system completes a destroyer and 6 fighters.|
|60.272||Errors in the astrogation calculations cause the HSS History’s Hope to misjump and not return to the OFS224 system. Luckily, they end up in the Araks system. While not disastrous, the misjump emphasizes for the crew the risk involved in their endeavor.|
|60.273||Deciding not to risk trouble with the Family of One authorities on Hentz (Araks). the HSS History’s Hope decides to not stop at the station and head straight back to Histran (Scree Fron)|
|60.274||Businesses on both Inner and Outer Reach (Dramune) lodge formal complaints against the new inspection of cargo arriving at Inner Reach from Outer Reach claiming it is hurting trade and damaging business. The government refuses to make any changes to the process.|
|60.275||Strike Force Nova arrives at Hentz (Araks). It will spend just 4 days here before heading on to the Athor system.|
|60.276||A new assault carrier is completed in the sathar starship construction center near Fromeltar.|
|60.277||After 20 days backtracking though their original path, the Spire Dragons reach their coastal camp. All told it took just over half a year (202 days) to make the full trek and cost the lives of fifteen of the team’s members.|
|60.278||– Newest saurian Ark ship completes its checkout and passengers begin shuttling to the ship.|
– In order to avoid OFS019 and the sathar forces there, the Discovery Squadron decides to try skirting the edge of the nebula near Kazak and jump to the double star system OFS017.
|60.279||Strike Force Nova departs Hentz (Araks) for the Athor system|
|60.280||After four weeks of the increased inspections of ships arriving at Inner Reach (Dramune) from Outer Reach (Dramune), authorities have seized millions of credits worth of the drug Ixiol and reported cases of the drugs use on the planet has dropped significantly.|
|60.281||As news of Inner Reach’s (Dramune) success on limited the import of Ixiol spreads around the Frontier, other systems consider similar sanctions. However, many of the systems lack the militia enforcement necessary to make it successful.|
|60.282||– A heavy cruiser is completed in the sathar starship construction center near Zebulon (OFS19).|
– The frigate, light cruiser, assault carrier, and fighters arrive in OFS19 from OFS111. The forces in the system are now on par with, if not exceeding, the strength of any of the UPF Task Forces.
– Mistakes in the astrogation calculations, possibly due to the presence of the nebula, send the Discovery Squadron off course and they end up in a single star system instead of the binary system they were shooting for.
|60.283||The HSS History’s Hope arrives safely at Histran Station (Scree Fron) where it will resupply before reattempting to complete charting the jump route between OFS224 and OFS221.|
|60.284||Construction on the second K’aken-Kar militia assault scout begins.|
|60.285||– After three days of observations, the astrogators of Discovery Squadron determine that they are in OFS025 instead of OFS017, having jumped further than intended. No sathar signals have been detected.|
– After much discussion, the decision is made for Discovery Squadron to press on. They prepare to jump to OFS026 which would have been the next system after OFS017.
|60.286||The HSS History’s Hope departs Histran Station (Scree Fron) headed to OFS224 to resume its attempt to chart a course to the suspected Yazirian home system.|
|60.287||PGC shipyards around Gran Quivera attacked by militants claiming to be Streel supporters, using access derived from the Nesmith Enterprises breach earlier in the year. Production capacity reduced by 38%. Several hulls destroyed but the Spacefleet battleship escaped unscathed.|
|60.288||Strike Force Nova arrives in the Athor system. Originally scheduled to spend seven days in the system, the news from the Discovery Squadron cut that short to only 2 days.|
|60.289||Strike Force Nova detects extremely faint signals from OFS200 in the Athor system. The detection confirms that the signals have been being broadcast for years undetected.|
|60.290||Strike Force Nova departs the Athor system to return to Prenglar.|
|60.291||Construction of two TransTravel assault scouts completed at the CDC starship construction center orbiting Triad (Cassidine) and begin traveling to Terldrom (Fromeltar).|
|60.292||PGC and Star Law release a joint statement that autopsies of several of the saboteurs killed at the PGC shipyard contained the same sathar parasite as the sathar agents that attacked the armed station orbiting Triad (Cassidine).|
|60.293||Loading complete, the third saurian Ark ships departs the Sauria system for destinations unknown.|
|60.294||– The Discovery Squadron successfully arrives in the binary star system OFS026. No sathar signals have been detected while decelerating into the system. |
– The Discovery Squadron begins plotting a jump to the OFS30 system, another binary star system 9 light years away. This will be the longest uncharted jump of their journey.
|60.295||– Sathar SCC#3 completes a heavy cruiser|
– HSS History’s Hope arrives in OFS224 and immediately begins trip to OFS221
|60.296||Unbeknownst to the crew, the Matrix virus infects the Jetsom’s electronic systems in the Belenafaer system. (SFAD5)|
|60.297||Boarding party of the CMS Osprey killed by smugglers during a routine cargo inspection. The freighter is destroyed as it tries to flee toward a Void jump. The Clarion Royal Marines post a job opening for new staff. (SFKH0)|
|60.298||Calculations complete and verified, the Discovery Squadron begins accelerating toward OFS030.|
 SFAD5 – Bugs in the System module
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