Despite being surely aware of what recently happened to the Yoral, the Gremak accept an alliance with us. They light of Dzibix spreads, and the Gremak have accepted it.
On the northern fringes of Gremak territory, lies Menkent: a large island planet whose orbit is infested by Harpies. Must these pests be everywhere?
An even more importart discovery startles even Dzibix itself: an enormous ancient vessel roams the Ephelos system.
Overkill? The Marauders at Arcusi deserve a special party, they are the last of their kind.
And a great party it was!
With the Juggernaut now the main missile spammer
warship, the Heavy Cruisers are converted to act as point defense gunboats.
Toliman (recently disinfested).
How have these pirates remained untouched up until now baffles me.
An expedition reaches Ephelos and manages to capture the ancient dreadnought.
The ancient vessel, though in damaged condition, is functional enough to be reverse engineered. Its secrets are revealed and absorbed into Dzibix.
Some Gremak willingly ask to be harmonized. Their wishes shall be granted.
Even more Harpies! There's no end to the things.
The Aeveron pirates are captured and studied, tough they prove to be disappointing.
The Orthin are perturbed by one of our scouts. What about the other 4 ?
The Teros lay claim to Ephelos, foolish enough to believe the will of Dzibix to be easily bent.
Ephelos is settled as per Dzibix's will, discovering even more advanced technologies. It would have been a grave mistake to allow the Teros to lay their... claws? on such knowledge.
Settled Ephelos 3 too for good measure. Ephelos is owned by the Tinkers.
Immediately more friction arises with the Teros: having lost the race for Ephelos, they attempt to set up an outpost at Aeveron, in reach of Ephelos, which Dzibix allows...
...and immediately we orbit one of our own outposts in the same system. The Teros aren't happy.
Having asked politely, the Gremak are allowed to settle Eltanin 1, in one of our systems. It's a small and mineral poor planet, of no value to Dzibix.
Apparently the Arcusi Marauders weren't the last ones, after all.
Hired a mercenary Battlecruiser, just to check it out. Seems a bigger, fatter Command Cruiser.
Reasearch paths suggested by previous Harpy autopsies are finally pursued.
Menkent is purified from Harpy presence. Asteroids armed with Vindicators are devastating against the Harpies.