Great War

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The appearance of a third sentient species, designated Shivans, caused the Terrans and Vasudans to set aside their differences and combat the mutual threat. The Shivan armada, led by the shielded superdestroyer SD Lucifer, marched through the Terran and Vasudan lines of defense, destroyed the Vasudan homeworld of [Vasuda] Prime, then set a course for Earth. Fortunately ancient artifacts discovered in Deneb and Altair led to the Lucifer's destruction while exiting the jump node to Sol, collapsing it.


=====January 7th:===== Shivans first sighted in Ross 128. Contact lost with Rivera Station. =====January 8th:===== GTA launches Operation Thresher, also known as the Fifth Battle of the Vasuda-Antares Node. Initial losses cause Thresher to be declared a failure only two days after it started. =====January 9th:===== Laramis system discovered. =====January 15th:===== Traitor Alexander McCarthy captured by the Galactic Terran Alliance while attempting to sell the Avenger prototype cannon to the Vasudans.

=====January 16th:===== The Shivans attack Vasudan and Terran forces near the Antares-Ribos node. PVC Taurus and GTSC Plato destroyed. First Shivan fighter destroyed. =====January 18th:===== PVE proposes cease-fire based on the Pan-Galactic Treaty. Shivans inflict heavy casualties in Beta Cygni and Vega. =====January 20th:===== Lt. McCarthy is tried for treason, but released on the condition he divulges all knowledge of the Shivan activity in Ross 128. The McCarthy trials go down as an historical precedent. =====January 23rd:===== Galactic Terran Alliance and Parliamentary Vasudan Empire sign the Treaty of 2335. The 14-Year War officially comes to an end. GTD Amadeus destroyed by Shivan forces. GTA and PVE declare open states of war against the Shivans. =====January 24th:===== Hammer of Light secedes from the PVE and begins willfully aiding the Shivans. Terran and Vasudan scientists perform the first successful test of energy shielding aboard the GTSC Feynman. =====January 25th-29th:===== Hammer of Light attacks disrupt many of the convoys carrying shielding systems, and capture many prototypes. =====January 31st:===== HoL cruiser Ramses is destroyed by the Shivan Cain-class cruiser Taranis during a Galactic Terran Alliance capture attempt. =====February 10th:===== Terran fighters and bombers from the GTD Galatea capture the [Taranis] in [Ikeya]. It is towed to Tombaugh Installation in Ribos. =====February 11th:===== SD Lucifer destroys captured Taranis and Tombaugh Station. Analysis of the attack reveals powerful beam weaponry and invulnerable shielding. PVD Pinnacle assists in the recovery of refugees and survivors in the system. =====February 14th:===== PVD Prophecy and PVD Tanis captured in Vega by the Hammer of Light. Terran-Vasudan tensions are strained by the joint occupation of Antares. =====February 15th-19th:===== GTD Galatea leads a strike force against Hammer of Light forces in the system. =====February 20th:===== Shivan SF Dragon captured in Deneb. =====February 22nd:===== Shivan fighter refitted with Terran weaponry. Covert reconnaissance acquires crucial scans of several Shivan ships, including the Lucifer. =====February 28th:===== Battle of Deneb, a last-ditch effort to hold off the Shivans as long as possible to evacuate Vasuda Prime. Combatants include the SD Lucifer, SD Eva, GTD Galatea, GTD Legion, PVD Pinnacle, and PVD Hope. Of these, only the Lucifer and the Hope, badly damaged, survive the intense battle. =====March 1st:===== SD Lucifer arrives in orbit around [Vasuda] Prime and bombards it for thirteen straight hours. Most escaping transport ships were destroyed. All major Vasudan cities were leveled, and most of the landmass was rendered uninhabitable. It's estimated that four billion innocent Vasudans lost their lives in the attack. =====March 2nd:===== GTD Bastion and PVD Hedetet assist in evacuation and rescue efforts in Vasuda and Beta Aquilae. =====March 5th:===== Vasudan scientists discover Ancients remains on Altair IV. The GTSC Rosetta and pilots from the GTD Bastion help recover the artifacts and destroy the Hammer of Light flagship Anvil. =====March 17th:===== Ancients artifacts reveal the method of tracking the SD Lucifer through Subspace, where its shields will be inoperative. =====March 22nd:===== Miniaturization technology on intrasystem subspace drives perfected. Drives are installed on all remaining fighters and bombers. =====March 29th:===== SD Lucifer destroyed by pilots from the GTD Bastion while exiting subspace in Sol. Sol-Delta Serpentis jump node collapses, severing Earth from the rest of the Galactic Terran Alliance.