Expedition to Tau Volantis Edit
The base was established in 2311 by the Sovereign Colonies after a series of fly-overs on the planet discovered an unusual mountain formation in the center of a jagged crater. Shortly after the S.C.A.F. forces arrived, the ruins and frozen bodies of the former inhibitants of Tau Volantis are discovered by the Sovereign Colonies scientists and archaeologists beneath the icy surface along with the primary reason for the expedition to discover the source of the Markers to ultimately tap into it's vast energy source.
Unfortunatley, a Necromorph outbreak began after the thawing of one of the Alien Necromorphs, causing chaos among the S.C.A.F. forces stationed there. At the order of the Sovereign Colonies government in 2314, a Scenario Five quarantine order was carried out by Major General Spencer Mahad. This resulted in the execution and destruction of all S.C.A.F. elements on Tau Volantis and in orbit to prevent the outbreak from reaching elsewhere. Combined with the failed expedition and the loss of the Secession War to EarthGov, the Sovereign Colonies are defeated and dismantled.
Scenario Five led to the S.C.A.F. base on Tau Volantis being abandoned and forgotten until the year 2514 when a data archaeologist, Damara Carver discovered fragmented data about the expedition. Along with her husband, John Carver and their son, Dylan, she befriended Ellie Langford on Uxor and offered to help her with her hunt to stop the Markers across the galaxy. When Uxor was overrun by The Circle and Marker Shroud 4 was unleashed, Damara and Dylan are killed by Jacob Danik and transformed into Necromorphs. Sgt. John Carver recovered Damara's data stick, containing fragmented data about Tau Volantis. He managed to escape Uxor with Ellie and Cpt. Robert Norton on the USM Eudora. They eventually reached Keyhole Station, a Marker research station and triangulated the Marker signals to Tau Volantis. Unable to regroup with Norton and Carver, she decided to head to Tau Volantis alone with a technician named Jennifer Santos and a Marker consultant named Austin Buckell. When she arrived at Tau Volantis, her ship was destroyed by orbital mines and they managed to survive aboard the CMS Roanoke for weeks until the USM Eudora arrived with Norton and her ex-boyfriend, Isaac Clarke to decipher the Admiral's scrawl in her chambers.
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- Climbing Stations