Expedition to Tau VolantisEdit
The base was established some time before 2314 by the Sovereign Colonies. Shortly after the S.C.A.F. forces arrived, the ruins and frozen bodies of the former inhibitants of Tau Volantis were discovered by 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 its vast energy source.
Unfortunatley, during the year 2314, a Necromorph outbreak began after the thawing of one of the Alien Necromorphs, causing chaos among the S.C.A.F. forces stationed there. Due to this, the colony lost all contact with the orbiting flotilla. At the order of the Sovereign Colonies government, a Scenario Five quarantine order was carried out by 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 were 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 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 were killed by Jacob Danik and transformed into Necromorphs. Sgt. John Carver recovered Damara's data stick, containing fragmented data about Tau Volantis. He manages to escape Uxor with Ellie and Cpt. Robert Norton on the USM Eudora. They eventually reached the Keyhole Station, a Marker research station, and triangulated the Markers' signals to Tau Volantis. Unable to regroup with Norton and Carver, she decided to head to Tau Volantis alone with technician Jennifer Santos and Marker consultant Austin Buckell. When she arrives at Tau Volantis, her ship is destroyed by orbital mines and they manage to survive aboard the CMS Roanoke for weeks until the USM Eudora arrives with Norton and her ex-boyfriend Isaac Clarke to decipher Admiral Graves' scrawl in her chambers.