News of the Vicissim's deeds has spread like wildfire throughout the dying galaxy. People once without a shred of hope have found it in these mysterious beings and their technology.
Yet, uneasiness cannot be avoided. What remains of the New Republic is weary, fearing that this is too good to be true.
The people of the galaxy have yet to meet the Vicissim face to face, their vessels vanishing as quickly as they appear. What leaders remain on Coruscant have decided to act.
On the edge of known space lies myriads of deep-space stations, long abandoned, once used by the Republic Science Corps (RSC). The RSC was once a powerful branch of the government, whose job was to oversee the exploration of the Unknown Regions, the uncharted space beyond the galaxy's edge. When war overtook the galaxy, the RSC stations were abandoned, their equipment and research vessels left behind.
This forgotten technology may yet again prove useful to the decimated Republic.
A group of scientists have been dispatched by the Republic to dock with the space stations and reclaim their lost property. Though their use was strictly scientific, there remains a powerful fleet of starships at the RSC stations.
"I'm sending what few scientists and soldiers we have left to board the RSC ships and go after our mysterious saviors. We don't know what to expect. We don't even know where they are. We only know that we want to be sure of their intentions before we run headlong into this "restoration." - General Trask Spyre
And with that, the team departed to reclaim their lost fleet. Skeptical, they weren't sure what use science vessels would be in a war, but then, who knows if it will come to that? These people claim to be their friends. What would they need with guns?
Another nice story (as was Chapter 1) ... and after reading it, I found myself wanting to see a MOC of a 'RSC deep-space station'. Despite no pics here, i still gave ya a rating of 5 ... for your story ... and in hopes that you (or someone) might build a collossal space staion to accompany your story.