Balance Mod Game Story - Rise of the Xiati Empire
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|Forager-M||250kT Frigate||Ship (Scout)||8|
|Raptor-Q||400kT Destroyer||Ship (Attack S)||16|
|Dauntless-O||600kT Light Cruiser||Ship (Defense S)||36|
|Razor-F||600kT Light Cruiser||Ship (Attack M)||40|
|Defiant-N||900kT Cruiser||Ship (Defense M)||71|
|Ravager-I||1,200kT Battleship||Ship (Attack L)||44|
|Avenger-E||1,200kT Battleship||Ship (Bombardment)||20|
|Vengeance-D||1,800kT Dreadnought||Ship (Defense L)||21|
|Charger-L||400kT Destroyer||Ship (Boarding)||2|
|Fixer-G||500kT Small Freighter||Ship (Repair)||24|
|Caretaker-B||1,000kT Medium Freighter||Ship (Space Yard)||7|
|Dropper-C||500kT Small Freighter||Ship (Mine Layer)||2|
|Sweeper-F||500kT Small Freighter||Ship (Mine Sweeper)||20|
|Palantir-E||500kT Small Freighter||Ship (Satellite Layer)||8|
|Invader-H||500kT Small Freighter||Transport (Troop)||8|
|Transporter-C||500kT Small Freighter||Transport (Cargo)||6|
|Aggregator-C||1,000kT Medium Freighter||Ship (Remote Mining)||39|
|Extractor-C||1,000kT Medium Freighter||Ship (Remote Refining)||37|
|Harvester||1,000kT Medium Freighter||Ship (Remote Farming)||17|
|Neutralizer-F||1,000kT Small Base||Base (Defense S)||18|
|Defender-C||2,200kT Starbase||Base (Defense L)||23|
The Xiati are quickly closing in on securing the Sergetti Branch and adjoining systems. A flurry of planetary landings during 2439 saw the capture of Deneb VII and Deneb VIa followed by the capture of Corneria VIII at the end of the year. Of the attacks, the Phong colony Phong VII was the most difficult requiring additional troops to be dropped on the planet after a heroic effort by the Phong to hold the planet.
With Xiati combat fleets taking up permanent residence in the Corneria and Gemma systems, their eventual capture will eliminate all Cue Cappa and EEE presence in the region and leave them isolated in the far southeast. Significant Ukra-Tal, Norak and Jraenar colonies remain further north, but fleets require travel across several sparsely populated systems to reach Xiati space allowing for ample time to prepare for their attacks.
The Ukra-Tal continue to attack the Fornax-Firaxis warp point hoping to break the Xiati's defenses. Recently fortified with additional Ravager and Vengeance class warships, it seems unlikely this will happen. With 4 attacks in the last year, the Ukra-Tal have lost over 100 ships while destroying less than 10 Xiati ships. A large number of Ukra-Tal colonies are trapped in Drepana, Regotha and Haphik by Xiati blockades and any hope of breaking that hold will need to see Xiati forces in Ventrux and Fornax fail.
After the capture of Cydonia I and destruction of the Ukra-Tal and EEE's major fleet assets in the area, the Xiati moved quickly into the Arakkis system with its large expansive asteroid fields. After clearing the original inhabitants, the Cydonia Attack Fleet was split into two smaller groups, with each half blocking the Prot and Rinax entrances to the system. Construction of new remote mining ships has started to harvest resources as quickly as possible.
After a Cue Cappa fleet broke through the modest Prot-Reticulum WP defenses in early 2439 during the Prot Patrol Fleet's retrofit, a gap opened temporarily which allowed a following Norak Fleet (1xFG,5xDEs,4xLCs,1xCRs,1xHCX,2xBBs,4xDNs,32xLFtr) to move towards the Obotron system, which was only lightly defended as it had not been threated in almost 10 years. Knowing the probable path of the Norak Fleet, the Prot Patrol Fleet (2xDEs,2xLCs,10xCRs,2xBBs,2xDNs) set up on the Obotron side of the WP along with a Neutralizer defense station and every leftover satellite that could be dropped in the sector. The trap worked well and all Norak ships were destroyed with 46 satellites lost for the Xiati.
The Xiati Empire continues to expand outward gaining control of the Cydonia and Arrakkis systems in the south and Deneb and Rizzil in the north and now bisect the quadrant so that many of its enemies have been split into two halves. The Xiati safely control 33 of the known 80 systems in the quadrant. The Cue Cappa and EEE have been almost wiped out in the Sergetti branch (north) and are slowly losing colonies in their base territory in the southeast. The Ukra-Tal continue to press from the west and the southeast with spirted attacks but their overall strength is cut by the break in their territory. The Norak are oddly a serious threat in the west, far removed from their original base of strength in the north (Mveloem). The Jraenar remain a transient threat in the north, where they continue to move ships across the northernmost systems to threaten the Xiati in Bebblebrox, while the Phong remain are thinly spread across the non-Xiati controlled systems and are no longer able to accumulate significant ship concentrations.
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