A tragedy occurred in the Empire's location ‘Tracking Station’. Once it was a common communication station used to transmit information from the hub sectors. During the Invasion the station was severely damaged by Aliens, and pirates immediately took to looting its equipment. Empire command managed to gather a large group of mercenaries who had to reclaim the station and clean up the area, but during the operation Alien portals started opening en masse. The Alien attack left the station in ruins. All mercenaries and pirates were killed and those who survived... they suffered a far more terrible fate.