|Location:||In orbit around Aureus III|
|The Auerus system was well on its way before the collapse. Now, the settlements are in ruins, the planets are inhabited by decivilized survivors, and space travel is a mere legend. Nonetheless, much semi-functional equipment remains to be recovered.
A privately funded force is tasked with establishing a base of operations from which to begin system-wide salvage operations. Unfortunately, the system is home to a large number of pirates, looters, and other private salvage companies, who temporarily put aside their differences to repel the new threat.
|- Defeat all enemy forces
- You have very limited Command Points
|Name:||ISS Van Rijn|
|Order of Battle|
2x Buffalo MkII
1x Mining Pod
|ISS Van Rijn and salvage fleet||Scavenger and pirate coalition fleets|