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and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.
|Derelict Mission Walkthrough|
Original Authors: John 'Agatheron' Crowdis, Chris 'Kellan' Regan, Robert 'Dark' Wild, and Rodrigo 'Styxx' Barni.
Update Author: Blaise Russel.
Derelict is widely considered to be one of the best user-created mods. Derelict SCP was enhanced in 2006 by a complete set of voiceovers, in addition, several of the missions have been cleaned up.
Five years have passed since the jump node to the Capella system was collapsed, sealing off a massive wave of Shivan Juggernaughts from pushing further into GTVA space. The supernova and subsequent nebula hang like a growing scar throughout the GTVA as light from that event continues to spread across our worlds.
The loss of Capella created serious economic hardship throughout the Alliance, a new Great Depression is upon us. The complete loss of the planetary resources and economic foundation of a rich world was devastating in its own right, but that is not all. Two hundred million refugees continue to walk the stars, seeking a new home. Some have settled, while others have been forced to move from place to place, hoping that the next place may welcome them with open arms.
While the Galactic Terran-Vasudan Alliance continues to hold, the current depression has given way to political instability. Local governments rise and fall as often lunar tides, organized crime and piracy have prospered in a black market environment. It seems no one is immune. Radical voices are raising echoes not heard since the blood cries of the Neo-Terran Front. The Ghosts of the past are catching up with us.
Since collapsing the Capella Jump Node, the recovering GTVA Fleet has spent much of its time and resources in police actions. Our own resources are taxed to the limit, and yet still we have the challenge to live up to our calling. Even so, it is alarming that there are those who are starting to take matters into their own hands.
What happens in the political arena is not our concern today. As part of the GTVA forces, ours is to keep space safe for our citizens
You are to take a new tour of duty with the 212th Silver Scythes squadron in the Tau Sigma cluster, a remote group of systems beyond the Altair Jump Node. These are mining colonies, and while the GTVA presence is small, it is nontheless important.
This is not an easy assignment, pilot. You will often be working in less-than-ideal conditions, but we trust that your skill will help to bring some much needed relief to this region.