In 2335, The Terran-Vasudan War entered
its fourteenth year. The Galactic Terran Alliance (GTA) and
the Parliamentary Vasudan Navy (PVN) were noth exhausted, demoralised,
and on the verge of internal collapse.
invasion of a mysterious species, designated the Shivans, compelled
Terran and Vasudan leaders to sign an armistice and form a new
alliance. Using advanced weaponry and shields, the Shivans attacked
without provocation and without warning.
The allies aqcuired and developed new
technologies to confront the menace. At the vanguard of the
Shivan armada was the SD Lucifer, a massive superdestroyer.
The Lucifer exterminated all life on Vasuda Prime and set course
for Earth. No weapon in the allied arsenal could penetrate the
the Altair system, Vasudan scientists uncovered the ruins of
an extinct civilisation destroyed by the Shivans eight thousand
years ago. The artifacts explained how to track the Lucifer
into subspace where its shields would not function. In subspace,
the Lucifer could be destroyed.
From the Delta Serpentis system, a squadron
launched from the GTD Bastion pursued the Lucifer into the Sol
jump node. These fighters and bombers had to destroy the Lucifer's
reactors before the superdestroyer extinguished all life on
to declassified transmission, the mission succeeded. However,
the explosion of the Lucifer created a subspace cataclysm that
collapsed the Sol jump node, severing all contact between Earth
and the other systems of Terran-Vasudan space.