In 4390, as the cyber main force transition to other galaxies continued, Cybernetic forces in Estra began liquidating the remaining biological slave races as a preemptive measure to halt a possible resurgence of biologicals in the conquered galaxy. Some cyborg subgroups were also targeted for elimination, causing minor cyborg revolts in a number of regions in Estra. By the following year, over 85 percent of all cyborg and cybernetic ground combat forces and 90 percent of cyber starships had transited to the other galaxies of the local cluster.
In 4397, the first starship battle in Estra since the end of the cyber rebellion occurred around the near moon of Dridda-4. A squadron of Lotharian cruisers and destroyers engaged a smaller squadron of three Gorkhan VII cruisers on patrol. Two of the Gorkhan VII warships were destroyed. The Lotharians lost five vessels, a cruiser and four destroyer class warships before they jumped away.
Several years later, in 4402, Dustovy Pirates raided a Geddan orbital munitions manufacturing facility at Yu Rien-4. Among the weapons and munitions stolen were nearly 30,000 micro-singularity canister bombs and 23,000 Nova Inducer warheads. Cybernetic forces hunted the Dustovy pirate band responsible for the raid on Yu-Rein-4 and eliminated them in running battles across the Xerien Nebula during 4402 and 4403. The last pirate squadron under Admiral William “Dark Will” Hayes was destroyed in a point blank main battery engagement in high orbit around Fasshta-7. The Pirate flag ship Victory Star broke up after a fierce exchange with three Geddan Dreadnaughts. None of the munitions stolen from Yu Rien-4 were recovered.
In 4407, cybernetic forces in Estra were forced to begin anti-piracy patrols to deal with the increasing number of attacks by rag tag pirate squadrons throughout the Estra galaxy. Biological resistance groups and pirates increased their attacks in the following years and in the early part of 4411 a scratch squad of Naplians, Hosanii, and Humans boarded a two-hundred-year old derelict nova inducer station at the Hecca Star System and reactivated the station. They brought a Nova Inducer warhead and launched it. 16 hours later, the Hecca Star went nova, destroying the Hecca-9 foldgate.
Disaster struck in 4415, when every functional foldgate in Estra went offline. Contact with the other galaxies of “The Five Galaxies” was lost as nova inducer bombs detonated in every star system that contained an active foldgate and in every star system with an operational cybernetic manufacturing facility. Thousands of stars across the galaxy went nova over a seven-week period. The massed explosions generated shockwaves and dust cloud nebulae that substantially altered much of the stellar geography of Estra. Cybernetic losses were substantial. Only 10 percent of the total number of cyber ground forces survived the attacks. Just three percent of cybernetic stellar fleet remained in Estra, cut off from their cybernetic brethren in the other galaxies of the local cluster.
The balance of power and the face of the Estra Galaxy had changed.
What does this mean for players in Takamo Universe?
Although the general regions for the galaxy where ancient empires lived are intact, the forces of multiple novae and supernovas have created thousands of new nebulae. Star systems have been driven into new constellations, and the old coordinates are gone. Ancient trade routes have vanished or been blocked and new routes have opened. The ancient Estra Galaxy has a new look and feel.
Truppen self-propelled artillery circa 2678 TSD.
Model by Max Bagdasarov and Dmitry Borodin