Okay preliminary post: It had been a little over two hundred years since the second war of nedwin's pass, and the great collapse that followed, economy and peace shattered like glass in the gambit for power. Now, the universe drew perilously close to the same fate. After the war ended the chaos that followed was slowly brought to reign by new powers replacing the old empires, the Universal Space Coalition first among them, restoring order and returning balance, but only the foolish thought it would last forever. In the many years after the USC grew, taking in half the galaxies areound nedwin's pass and a still grew. As its limits went ever further from its core, it absorbed new elements, and forgot old ones. Terrible and glorious things were done for the Coalition, but there is always opposition. At first the pirates and brigands who opposed the USC joined together in the shadows of the universe. Survivors of some of the Coalition's dark secrets and mistakes did the same. The greedy and corrupt followed. Whether for altruism, vengence, greed or tyranny, the opposition to the USC grew and grew in secret, and as the USC itself spread its rule thin, peace was shattered. In secret the rebels and pirates has amassed ships, great and small and called on 'free worlds' to aid them, after time they had enough force to pose a threat towards the coalition. The first sparks flew towards the heart of the Coalition's empire, towards nedwin's pass and battle raged. Planets blazed in fire like small stars, debris clustered systems like great, metal asteroid belts. But wherever the rebels fought, the USC fought back just as hard, and there seemed no end to the war. But as ships burned in hellfire at the heart of the battlefront, others did not. A huge mass of the rebels greatest force skirted silently along the edges of civilisation, where they could move in secret, making their way across the void of space towards USC controlled planets, where masses of warships sat ready to be armed and launched. If it could be done, the rebels could rob the Coalition of a fleet of deadly destroyers, to be used in turn against them, it could be just enough to turn the tide in favour of the rebels. The armada of rebels grew close now, reaching the ends on uninhabited and primitive space, and before the home straight they passed through a small one sun system of gas giants and small green worlds, the ships moving with determination towards their goal. Little did they know, that amidst the system, hidden by geomagnetic fields, the USC lay in wait, warships at the ready to stop this armada dead in its tracks.