Great Chaos

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The Great Chaos (2,0412 - 2,0500) was a period of disarray in the United Orcs, caused by a subspace relay cascade that severed contact with the UO and its colonies.

New governments

With communication links with the central government severed, a number of new factions and short-lived governments sprung up in the Delta Quadrant.

These included:

Unity Flight

Two starships, the UOSF HemmoCruiser I and the UOSF HemmoCruiser II were constructed to reunite the colonies.

First expedition

After the initial disorder of the Great Chaos, the UOSF and the UO government on Aldaain began pondering how to unite the fighting species and factions and how to spread the word through the colonies now that all had failed. When UOSF engineers were able to get one of Aldaain's orbital shipyards online, the Government started to build a ship, capable of inter-stellar travel, that would visit every colony to negotiate a peace treaty.

However, shortly after the HemmoCruiser had jumped into jump-space, all contacts with it were lost. No-one ever saw the ship again, and the most popular theory is that the ship's FTL engine (first of its kind) experienced a major core malfunction, thus leaving the ship drifting in the endless depths of hyperspace. The failure of the first HemmoCruiser ship demoralized everyone in the United Orcs, and almost two years passed until the HemmoCruiser II was built.

Second expedition

Although on a peaceful mission, the second HemmoCruiser was not unarmed. In addition to the two high powered energy weapons, the HC-II carried a squadron of independent drones, each equipped with a powerful nuclear plant and a laser emitter.

The beginning of HC-IIa's quest for peace looked bright. The cruiser visited Ollapukkiti Prime, and the ollapukkitians accepted the peace treaty. But when HC-IIa reached V'romo space, everything went wrong. The V'romos thought the HemmoCruiser was some kind of a "Doomsday Ship" sent to destroy their homeworld, so they sent their attack fleet to destroy it. The ship narrowly escaped from the attack fleet, but its communication systems, thrusters, primary power generator, shields and weapons were disabled.

After the battle, the HemmoCruiser floated in the nothingness of space for over 0.5 years. During that time, the ship's security officer found out that one of the crew members was a spy. The spy then started sabotaging the ship, assassinating other crew members and planting bombs. In the end, nobody trusted anyone, and numerous fire fights were fought aboard the vessel. Then, the ship reached the vicinity of a class H planet in the Ytinret III system. The HC-IIa orbited the planet 48,2 times, and then entered its atmosphere, finally crashing into the planet's endless desert. Twenty years later the ship's wreck was found.

Return to Order

The sub-space comm nodes were finally re-established in 2,0500, ending the communication breakdown between UO colonies.

All colonies were glad to hear that the homeworld is okay, but some citizens liked to remain independent. Of these, only Rilet system ended up holding to its independence.