|Location:||Near a top-secret Hegemony facility|
|The disastrous engagement with Tri-Tachyon at the Serpentis system, in which the HSS Bis'mar was destroyed, faced top Hegemony brass with the need to upgrade the armament of their aging fleets.
In a symbolic gesture, the hulk of the Bis'mar was located in deep space, salvaged, and fitted with experimental weapons by the best engineers of the Hegemony. Unfortunately, just as the newly-christened HSS Phoenix was preparing for its maiden flight, long-range sensors picked up a few independent vessels passing through the system in which the shipyard is hidden. Their course would take them too close to the secret facility, and guard detachments were scrambled to neutralize the threat.
|- Defeat the enemy forces - ISS Aesir must survive|
|Order of Battle|
|ISS Aesir at the head of an exploration fleet||HSS Phoenix and Hegemony facility guard detachments|