The Siladon Event
Standard Mission Length: 3 days
The Siladon Star will soon reach its solar maximum. While shielding would normally protect against the resulting flares and ejections, the predictions for the next event far exceed the system's current defenses. Important research installations are seated on planets there, so all efforts should be spent minimizing casualties and damage.
Rewards (If Sucessful): 4 Relic Badges (awarded to all ships with completed, non-failed tasks)
This is Jaedar of the Siladon Security Monitoring Center. Thank you for answering our call.
How bad is the forecast?
Armageddon. The flare index alone is predicted to be 200 times the amount we typically expect.
Why such a spike?
We plan to determine that, but our first priority is protecting the system.
How can we help?
We'll need a vast improvement to the shields we have in place. An upgrade at this late stage will require many ships.
We'll see to it. What else?
Our scientists had been running experiments on ways to reduce the upcoming solar yield, but funding was not forthcoming. It's time to re-engage this activity full time.
We have some bright minds that would be glad to assist.
There is another matter... regarding the spacial mine network.
What is going to happen to them when the storm occurs?
Our models predict that if they are all detonated at the same time, from the storm, it would greatly amplify the effect of the flares.
Can we remotely detonate them?
Unfortunately, no. The field is a relic from the First conflict. We haven't even fully mapped it.
We will send some ships to destroy them manually, but we may not be able to find them all.
Thank you. If we had any idea that the solar maximum was going to be this powerful, we would not have neglected the task for so long.
I will leave you and your team to it. Let me know if I can assist further.
Task 1: Upgrade Siladon Shielding
Evaluate the shielding capabilities of planets in the Siladon system and provide the necessary upgrades.
Task Type Mission
Requires: 250 Energy, 1 Shield Amplifier (20 upgrades required)
Completion Requirement: 5,000 Energy, 20 Shield Amplifiers (Total)
Rewards: 350 xp per upgrade and 1 Siladon Shield Upgrade (on completion): Amplifies a planet's existing shields and defense, permanently boosting its defense by 300. Usable on planets that already have between 1000-7000 passive defense. (250 energy for one use).
Task 2: Disable Siladon Mines
A huge network of spacial charges must be disabled before the solar event occurs. We should be able to salvage their cores.
Task 3: Suppress Solar Yield
Work with the Siladon research team to develop methods to suppress the yield of the next Solar event.
Task Type Mission
Requires: 200 Energy, 6000 Research Points, 5000 Exotic Matter (per Round) - 20 rounds required
Completion Requirements: 4,000 Energy, 120,000 Research Points, 100,000 Exotic Matter (Total)
Rewards: 350 xp per round and 1 Siladon Suppressor (on completion)