Balance Mod Game Story - Rise of the Xiati Empire
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|Forager D||250kT Frigate||Ship (Scout)||6|
|Raptor F||400kT Destroyer||Ship (Attack S)||24|
|Phantom D||400kT Destroyer||Ship (Seeker S)||29|
|Protector B||400kT Destroyer||Ship (Point-Defense)||13|
|Dauntless D||570kT Light Cruiser||Ship (Defense S)||15|
|Striker B||570kT Light Cruiser||Ship (Seeker M)||15|
|Defiant A||780kT Cruiser||Ship (Defense M)||5|
|Charger C||400kT Destroyer||Ship (Boarding)||5|
|Fixer A||500kT Small Freighter||Ship (Repair)||7|
|Prickler||500kT Small Freighter||Ship (Mine Layer)||6|
|Sweeper||500kT Small Freighter||Ship (Mine Sweeper)||10|
|Palantir||500kT Small Freighter||Ship (Satellite Layer)||3|
|Invader||500kT Small Freighter||Transport (Troop)||2|
|Transporter||500kT Small Freighter||Transport (Cargo)||3|
|Aggregator||1,000kT Medium Freighter||Ship (Remote Mining)||9|
|Extractor||1,000kT Medium Freighter||Ship (Remote Refining)||4|
|Space Yard||500kT Small Base||Base (Space Yard)||5|
The Jraenar broke their ceasefire agreement in 2414.4, just a year and a half after it was established and immediately started up a powerful intelligence campaign across the Xiati Empire, resulting in numerous bombings and other acts of sabotage, most notable setting back Xiati research activities several months. Jraenar patrol ships have attempted to pick off individual Xiati Forager and Charger class ships operating in the north without much success. However, they have begun employing small Drone groups in the region, culiminating to date with a raid on Eskirk III. While the raid wasn't overly successful, it did deplete the colony of its fighter squadron and forced Emperor Tax'renath to move additional ships to the system. The Jraenar do have several larger fleets stationed in the Yullado and Yoshri systems, but haven't tried advancing them yet to Xiati territory.
The EEE continued to attack the Xiati on multiple fronts. In 2414.2, an EEE fleet (3xFGs,5xDEs,1xLC,1xCR,2xMF) was moving towards Eskirk III when it was intercepted by the numerical superior Utekra Defense Fleet, which had moved up from the Talara system. The invading EEE fleet was destroyed with only moderate damage to the Xiati ships.
At the same time, a smaller EEE fleet was destroyed attempting to breech the Obotron-Fwandrei warp point satellite group. The satellite defense grid managed to destroy the fleet, but only a single Dart satellite survived. Within the month, the remainder of the Obotron-Fwandrei warp point defenses were eliminated and a small EEE raiding fleet struck at Obotron I but was repelled by active combat components of the retrofitting Obotron Defense Fleet. A few months later, the satellite defense grid had been restored, but another EEE task force broke through, with 2 battlehips, and held the warp point for several months before the newly retrofit Obotron Defense Fleet was ordered to engage.
After dismantling the EEE battleship group at the Obotron-Fwandrei warp point, Emperor Tax'renath ordered the Obotron Defense Fleet to move into the Fwandrei system along with several Charger class boarding ships in 2415.0. A quick sensor scan of the system indicated all the EEE colonies were heavily defended with many defensive units and immediately ruled out any planetary raids. However, a number of freighters and support ships were in close range and the Charger class ships went into action capturing an EEE Space Yard Ship and empty Population Transport. Both ships were relatively advanced and should provided some technology upgrades when they are deconstructed at Obotron I. As long as the EEE forces remain dispersed, Emperor Tax'renath intends to hold the warp point and continue to use hit and run attacks against light targets.
With the re-establishment of minefields on the Lezzari-Cunaxa and Lezzari-Fezzran warp points, Cue Cappa incursions have slowed. Aside from some token intelligence operations, the Cue Cappa appeptite for war may be waning - at least with the Xiati. Observations show the Cue Cappa are actively expanded both in the far east against the Sergetti, but also in the southeast within the Terran Confederation.
The arrival of the Utekra Defense Fleet to Lezzari I indicates long awaiting plans to attack the Cue Cappa in the lowly populated Fezzran system may finally be in action. Between the Lezzari and Utekra fleets, the Xiati now have amassed over 40 ships in orbit. It is likely that Emperor Tax'renath will partially merge the fleets to increase firepower and support ships and two Invader class troop transports are available if capturing Fezzran II looks feasible.
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