Darkstar One Walkthrough (by Limona Razvan)

1. Introduction

You are Kayron Jarvis, a young and proud man destined to save the galaxy. Since your father was killed in Permakin system by `Thul drones`, his friend Robert Altair give you a brand new ship called Darkstar One, capable to upgrade grace to her incorporated organic alien technology and send you to space. Destroy those who murdered your father and bring peace to a galaxy troubled by blood feuds between the civilized races.

2. Races

The information bellow are from the official Darkstar One site, except clusters and comments :


The Terrans prefer forward facing weapons and missiles and they usually attempt to keep the player within their cone of fire. The Terrans prefer a design with classical shapes and neutral colors. Humankind originated from Earth and throughout history continued to spread out to settle new systems. Initially, they achieved their migration through peaceful means such as inter-racial trading and the colonizing of uninhabited planets. However, as the Terran expansion continued, the peaceful negotiations were gradually replaced by war and subterfuge. During their years on Earth, Humans had always regarded themselves as being the crown of creation and they carried forth this attitude into deep space. Different mentalities established separate groups within the Terrans. The largest group was founded and led by Dr. Samantha Thul. She advocated uncontrolled genetic manipulation size=20%2, cloning experiments and the utilization of nano-technology in order to improve the human body and soul. Attempts to prevent those experiments were fruitless. After many disputes and conflicts, millions of Thul followers left the Terran systems before locating and settling a new cluster. As a result, they became involved in many conflicts with the Arrack, Raptor, Oc'to and the Mortok races. Eventually, these conflicts culminated in a terrible galactic war. Up until the present day, historians are discordant as to who won the war - the only fact they agree upon is that the Terrans were not victorious. The vast empire of the Terrans was shattered during the battles which ensued. Humankind withdrew into their core systems and began the arduous task of rebuilding. However, while the other races were still arguing over their new borders, the Humans sent out diplomats in order to promote a galactic union. As the shock of war was still all too apparent within the minds of the other races, the efforts of the Human diplomats were fruitful. The six great nations of the galaxy (Terran, Arrack, Raptor, Thul, Oc'to and Mortok) joined the Galactic Union. They agreed to appoint a democratically elected council in order to represent the Union and handle its affairs. Despite the seemingly amicable atmosphere, the extra-terrestrial races knew that the good intentions of the Terrans were born from selfishness and fear. Terran technologies were far behind those of neighboring races, their economy was virtually destroyed and, had the war continued, the Terran Empire would have struggled to prosper. Yet, these facts did not temper the Terran arrogance, nor prevent their demand to the first presidency of the Council. Furthermore, they threatened all races who did not join the Union with sanctions to be enforced by patrols and military warships - warships which they did not even have at their disposal. "We will bring you peace" said the legendary First President of the Council, Harry R. Coulbert, in his inaugural speech, "even if we must pound it into you." To date, only the Terrans' closest relatives, the Thul, were expelled from the Union by the council. Due to their unethical and dangerous experiments they were forced to leave the Union. They withdrew and vanished without a trace. Since then, there has been no official contact with this race. Despite these events, historians generally concur that the founding of the Galactic Union prevented further outbreaks of war so far. Agreement is also widespread that prominent internal discrepancies will tear the Council apart. Such an event would have disastrous repercussions for Humankind - possibly even for the entire galaxy.

Clusters : Lalande, Barnard, Alpha Centauri, Sirius

Comments : Terrans are, obviously from the game, the poorest race, with ugly ships and stations, but powerful lasers and intrepid pirates. Even so aesthetic and design don`t really match to human way of doing things and is a pity that Ascaron didn`t take in consideration the vast architectural treasures of humankind to make them more appealing.


The Mortok do not use bow weapons.Instead, they boast turrets, which are able to fire in any direction. When the Mortok are pursued, they are able to employ a sudden reverse thrust,which will enable them to withdraw from the opponent's cone of fire. The Mortok like bulky and rounded shapes.Their ships are heavily armored and therefore, they are not very agile.Mor,home planet of the Mortok, is a world filled with extremes. Large volcanoes, roaring storms and scorching heat dominate the side of the planet that faces the sun; frozen oceans and eternal night rule on the other side.The Mortok's genesis claims that the God Xorom chose this world in order to test the strength of the people whom he had created.Alas,the result was not as he had anticipated: Xorom's people climbed the towering mountain of which he resided and killed him.The history of the Mortok is as martial as its origin that lies in this legend. The inhabitants of the light and the dark sides of the planet were at war with each other for millennia,fighting over a small band of land that was situated between the two zones. This area was fertile and the climate was bearable.The ongoing war influenced the technology and the society of the Mortok who were divided into clans. Gunpowder and fire arms were invented long before any written language was developed. The Mortok also established a complex code of honor that defined the conduct of the Mortok in dealings with both comrades and enemies. When they began to venture into space the conflict on the twilight planet finally subsided as a galaxy full of new worlds opened up before them. Soon they encountered other races during their explorations: first the eloquent Raptor, then the timid Arrack. The warring nature of the Mortok clans resulted in wars against these new races. However, the Mortok soon learned that their uncoordinated groups of warriors, who often harbored hostility towards each other, could not stand their ground against the Raptor. Even though the Raptor forces were disorganized and chaotic, the Mortok were hopelessly outnumbered and doomed to an overwhelming defeat. The lizard people conducted a devastating campaign, culminating in the occupation of Mor. The Raptor began to exploit the planet: resources were depleted, the inhabitants were enslaved. The Mortok realized that their only chance to shake off their oppressors was to stand united. Fifty years passed before the charismatic mine worker Avarro succeeded in uniting the clans. He was the leader of a mine worker rebellion that fueled the fire of a world-wide uprising. Avarro united the clans behind him. They expelled the Raptor from the entire cluster and formed a planet-wide government under Avarro as leader of all clans. Under his leadership peace treaties were signed with the Raptor and the Arrack, and commerce agreements were negotiated and finalized with the Terrans and the Oc'to. Finally, a period of prosperity and peaceful coexistence with other people dawned for the Mortok. However, the unity of the clans was superficial and brittle. Many envied Avarro and his successes; others feared that the Mortok were degenerating into a weak people due to the peaceful times. Tensions arose, conspiracies surfaced, and secretive pacts were made. Barely fifteen years after his victory against the Raptor, Avarro was assassinated during a vacation in the twilight land. The assassination of Avarro ignited a civil war which only ended when a new enemy began to threaten the Mortok. The Thul empire was rapidly expanding throughout the universe and the Thul were demonstrating an offensive interest in Mortok territories. With the memory of the Raptor invasion still vivid, the Mortok were united once more. They founded a Council of the Clans and confederated with the Arrack. The confederation, the Oc'to and the Terrans implemented sanctions against the Thul. Unfortunately, the Oc'to and the Terrans did not abide by these agreements and continued to smuggle goods to the Thul. The deception was eventually brought to light when a Mortok patrol captured a Terran cruiser carrying smuggled goods. The cruiser was destroyed. A miscommunication was recorded in the Mortok mission log. For most people this signified the beginning of the Great War. When it ended, the economically stricken Mortok threw their weight behind the foundation of a Galactic Council, banishing the immediate danger of a new war. However, with the lack of external threats against the general populace, internal disputes became apparent once again, feelings of discontent that still linger to the present day. The alliance of Mortok governments that spans many systems is unstable, with quarrels and assassination attempts occurring frequently. The majority of the Mortok are not concerned about these incidents. They have left the conflicts of the clans behind. Many of them now roam the galaxy as mercenaries, pilots and pirates, and they are both infamous and in great demand. In a time of war they would fight unwaveringly for the Mortok cause - but until then they will continue with their own pursuits.

Clusters : Grotok, Pertok, Klatok, Stromok

Comments : A direct and proud race. You could bet they will fight mano a mano, no tricks till you or them is dead.


The Raptor have a special combination of weapons at their disposal: they possess an extraordinary bow weapon that inflicts damage only to shields, and they use a rocket launcher that fires and recharges rapidly. The ships and the stations of the Raptor usually feature lizard-like shapes. Many millennia ago, a prehistoric continent on the planet separated into thousands of islands during the evolution of the world. A warm and moist climate is predominant on the planet and it has spawned lush fauna and flora everywhere. The only exceptions are the poles, which are covered in thick ice. Jungle areas, extensive swamps and vast oceans also formed. Five intelligent species evolved over time: a two-legged lizard species, a mammal akin to Earth's own monkeys, two forms of ocean mammals - one tiny and one huge - and a type of sea-based bird that lives within the oceans and sports a wingspan of more than six meters. For several million years, each of these species evolved undisturbed, but then the lizards and the monkeys came across each other. Initially, these encounters were peaceful; yet the disputes over territory were soon to begin. These disputes led to several wars which culminated in the extinction of the monkey species. The Raptor - as the lizards called themselves - were dominating the islands of the planet. However, they soon discovered that others dominated the oceans. The Raptor attempted to gain the upper hand against the ocean mammals and birds, but found themselves greatly outnumbered. The inhabitants of the ocean had no means to conquer the islands, and equally had no interest in doing so as these creatures were unable to live outside of the water and had no use for the land. An agreement was eventually struck with the Raptor which conceded Raptor sovereignty over the land (and later their advancement into space) while the ocean mammals and birds continued to pursue their interests below sea level and on its surface. The different species continue to co-exist peacefully to the present day. There is a great variety in the customs and religions of the Raptor. Estimations indicate that there are more than two thousand deities and in excess of eight hundred religions. Additionally, there are probably several thousand movements within these religions. Not a day goes by without a festive procession, a pageant or an official ritual. Politically, the Raptor cluster is classified as unstable because each religion features its own party. The government is often unable to find a majority for their decisions, and occasionally opposing parties resort to violence or even conspiracies and assassinations. Outsiders consider the Raptor political system to be an impenetrable jungle and the Raptor find it equally complicated. It therefore takes an excessive amount of time before the different factions, groups and aggregations come to an agreement. On occasions such as the Declaration of the Great War or the Foundation of the Galactic Union, the Raptor were the last to join - and even then, not all Raptor were involved. Despite its flaws, the Raptor are sorely attached to their chaotic system. They believe that their variety and their discordance are vital basics for their survival. One of their proverbs says: 'He who speaks with one tongue might lose it quickly'. The Raptor speak with many tongues. Which opponent would be able to silence all of them?

Clusters : Raptor - Alpha, Raptor - Nova, Raptor - Gamma, Raptor - Delta, Raptor - Epsilon

Comments : Fast pirates and powerful missiles. Also their cruisers are not a walk in the park to put down.


Oc'to ships usually attack their opponents head-on. During battle they drop small drones which are able to fire autonomously, causing damage and distraction. A large number of these drones pose a considerable combined force of firepower. The ships of the Oc'to do them proud, reflecting the bio-organic ancestry. The octopus people are an exception among the galactic races. They are the only people who had no knowledge of war before their advancement into space. Their home planet offers an abundance of food and resources for these amphibian beings and the Oc'to do not have any natural enemies. They evolved peacefully over millions of years and focused their intelligence on sciences. They developed complex philosophical systems and technologies, which are based on the modification of organic materials. A comparatively long time passed before the Oc'to dared to venture into space; initially, they did not have the technology and later, their philosophies did not give adequate reason to leave the planet. Their first encounter with an alien race underlined their reluctance to advance into space as their research vessel encountered a Mortok cruiser which immediately attacked and destroyed their ship.The Oc'to were shocked and feared an invasion after this encounter, but such an event did not come to pass. The Mortok were involved in a devastating war against the Raptor, which kept them distracted from other potential opponents, although the Oc'to were not aware of this at the time. It was the Oc'to nature to research and discuss, and so they spent decades discussing and assessing isolation, aggression, warfare and diplomacy - all subjects that had not previously concerned them. Their inactivity ended when a Terran cargo vessel contacted them. The initial encounters were peaceful and satisfying for both sides alike. The Oc'to decided to give advancing into space a second chance. They began spreading out in a relatively timid and considered manner. However, despite their intelligence the Oc'to were very naive, making them perfect victims for intrigues and deception. So it was that they involuntarily became one of the reasons for the outbreak of the Great War - While they had agreed to sanctions against the Thul, the Oc'to continued to deliver smuggled goods during the embargo - a behavior mimicked from the Terrans. The Great War taught the Oc'to much about warfare, tactics and diplomacy. No longer are they so different from the other races. However, many of their number secretly wish they had preserved their innocence and never ventured into space. Several rebel groups and religiously philosophical gurus attempt to draw advantage from this secluded yearning.

Clusters : Sion`nack, Madramon, Gab`har

Comments : Oc`to reject war and conflict, but those who become pirates are the most vicious I`ve seen while freeing a system or destroyed a pirate gang.


The Arrack are a race that resemble insects. They are able to fold space temporarily and they rely mainly on this technique. When they are pursued, they are able to shift their position instantly by several meters. Usually, this maneuver is combined with a sharp breaking action. The shapes and agile movements of the Arrack's ships resemble insects. The Arrack are an insect people originating from an arid, desert planet. This planet's water resources were located deep below surface, far away from the scorching heat. The Arrack formed so-called 'Houses': these 'Houses' were gigantic family clans that sometimes included millions of members and they lived in cities beneath the surface. A strict caste system that slightly differed between Houses established a strict hierarchy. A King or a Queen was the absolute ruler of a House. There were no general laws, no civil rights and no parliaments - the caste decided the rights and the duties of each Arrack. The individual was not important - survival of the family was.Fierce fights over the sparse resources of the planet dominate the history of the Arrack. As they were afraid that the water resources might become depleted or even entirely dried out, the Arrack quickly developed methods to preserve water and to venture into space. In space, their colonization of planets was targeted on those with large water resources which could be used to supply the cities on their home planet. The steady influx of water has somewhat eased the situation between the Houses. Conflicts are now a rarity and the Houses even managed to agree on mutual representatives within the Galactic Council. Despite all its advantages, the Arrack regard space travel as a necessary evil. They dislike being torn away from their family structure and the safety of the subterranean cities as it brings feelings of unease and insecurity. Castes and hierarchies are not easily maintained in space and some colonies have been known to adopt completely new social structures. On their home planet these Arrack are frowned upon as rebels, outsiders who will never be able to re-join the House where they stemmed from. However, at the same time the sacrifice that these Arracks have made for their family clan is remembered with honor and praise. Nonetheless, these rebels remain outcasts. The continuous contact with other races has caused many of the Arrack to abandon their hierarchies. Some Arrack grow from this experience; however, the majority attempts to shut away from it. Strangers often perceive the Arrack to be insecure or even timid. This is not the case. Only after involvement of true conflict with the Arrack can one appreciate quite how merciless and selfless these warriors are.

Clusters : Hive - AC3, Hive - B52, Hive - CU7, Hive - DC, Hive - ET9

Comments : Their ability to fold space, useable only by fighters, make them difficult to target using bow weapons, so turrets are more efficient to deal heavy damage.


The Thul rely mainly on their ability to cloak. They become visible and open fire when their bow weapons are fully charged. As soon as their energy level has dropped to almost zero, they activate their cloaking device again, which renders the hunter almost invisible. The Thul are masters of aesthetics. Their ships are made of precious materials and feature smooth, rounded shapes. Initially, the Thul were a political and ideological movement within the Terran cluster. They consisted mainly of scientists who consolidated under the leadership of the physicist Dr. Samantha Thul and demanded the full legalization of uncontrolled genetic experiments and cybernetic implants. The scientists argued that it was their duty to utilize their theoretical knowledge in order to better the human body and spirit and thus to advance evolution. The objective of their research was the perfect human being: highly intelligent, with a logical mind and an almost indestructible body - a symbiosis of living human and machine. The governments of the cluster denied the Thul supporters' demands, denounced them as unethical and revoked the permission certificates of research for many scientists. Consequently, Dr. Samantha Thul went into hiding and established a secret laboratory in a remote desert area of Earth with a small, tight-knit group. They continued their illegal experiments and made continuous, substantial progress. Meanwhile, their followers were still publicly fighting for their vision of a perfect human being. The movement grew steadily and attracted an increasing number of non-scientist supporters. Finally, the situation escalated when Dr. Samantha Thul emerged from her secret laboratory after more than three decades and presented the result of her research to the public: her body. The pictures spread around the cluster like wild fire: Dr. Samantha Thul, an eighty-year-old woman who walked through the desert sand with the body of a thirty-year old, bending steel pipes with one hand and beating chess masters in merely a few moves. These images threw the Terrans into the biggest crisis of their modern history. Hundreds of scientists confessed to carrying implants or conducting nano experiments; athletes, workers and engineers began to fear for their careers. Unrest broke out when the Terrans realized that they were heading towards a two-class society. The governments were compelled to act. They issued an emergency decree that banned all nano technology, genetic experiments and cloning. Those carrying implants were arrested and detained in large camps. Finally, Dr. Samantha Thul sought a compromise and requested that she and her supporters were allowed to go into exile. After a long period of hesitation, both sides agreed to this course of action. Spaceships were built and financed with a combination of government funds and capital donated by Dr. Thul's followers. One year after the agreement, more than a million Terrans left their cluster and headed towards the remote section of the galaxy that the Humans had assigned to them. However, the Thul, as the exiled Terrans called themselves, did not disappear into the vastness of space as the Humans had hoped they would. On the contrary, after a short period they had colonized many worlds due to their advanced technology. Their empire grew quickly, and the other peoples of the galaxy watched with growing concern. The territorial Mortok looked visibly threatened by the Thul expansion. An alliance against the Thul was formed. Terrans, Mortok, Arrack, Raptor and Oc'to attempted to push their new enemy back, but the alliance faltered, hindered by several scandalous events. The last of these scandals concerned the smuggling of goods to the Thul and it was the cause for the outbreak of the Great War. The Thul steadfastly avoided conflict during the Great War. They focused on protecting the borders of their empire and they delivered weapons to the opposing parties. After the war, they opted out of the the foundation of the Galactic Council. They regarded the other races as undisciplined, semi-civilized beings, driven by organic instincts. This attitude defined their behavior towards the other races - they ignored the decisions of the Council and they advanced their experiments way beyond the ethical limits of the other people. Finally, the Thul were excluded from the galactic community. The Thul felt no regret. They were comfortable in their chosen isolation and turned their attentions to advancing their research. With each new implant and every enhanced nanobot, they still strive for perfection.

Clusters : Communa, Hyma

Comments : They are the masters of aesthetic and design, but in a machine kind of way - round, slim and inhuman. Thul fighters and pirates use a lot cloaking devices of variable intensity, but the engines are still visible and is pretty easy to follow their path.

3. Strategy tips

a. Darkstar One is not a open game. Yes, you could explore every system from a cluster, but advancing further in the main story is a must to acquire new keys. Be patient - trade, take random/side missions, escort freighter, destroy pirate gangs (see Random/side missions) etc. to make a buck, then go back to the main story .

b. Don`t bother buying weapons from trade station. In my entire play a bought only two - a Laser MK2 in the beginning, after first artifact and a Spore Turrets later, because she destroy both shield and hull. The best weapons came from destroying pirate gangs, all Secret Service type and all belonging to the pirates boss, except 2-3 obtained along main story/side missions.

c. You can jump far away from the warp gate and not even selected, as long the destination is selected and the field drive is full (look for the icon in the middle right part of screen).

d. There are repair ships flying around some systems.

e. Cruisers are difficult to manage grace to they double protection - shield and hull. Use plasma/boost shield, get close, shoot with everything, than run more than 1 v ( clicks ), out of their weapons range, to recharge the plasma cannon and go back.

f. Use always the plasma cannon abilities.

g. A good bounty hunter have at least 2-3 turrets to deal with unseen enemies.


i. Trading is an easy way to make money in the beginning. Poor systems need everything, especially drugs, androids, luxury goods and video games, presuming that are not illegal and prosperous/wealthy need raw materials. If you plan to smuggle goods buy a Jammer to block police or pirates scan.

j.It is not necessary to fly inside asteroids for artifacts, because smugglers inside the trade stations will be happy to provide for a certain amount of cash.

k. Use always powerful missiles against cruisers.

l. System keys could be obtained after completing a mission in the main story or side quests. If side missions are not available, do first the job in the main story to unlock the side mission. Is always a good idea to take the side mission in the first trade station you bump in that cluster to minimize problems.

m. It`s hard to fight in asteroid fields. Avoid a battle there and atract the enemies in open areas.

4. Class, ship and plasma cannon upgrades


You can play 6 different characters, but usually people end up with 3 of them

a. Pirate - Piracy make cargo ships assume offensive stance when the Darkstar One approaches and roaming pirates will not attack ( Ackrin DarkFyre )

b. Killer - Police will permanently monitor the Darkstar One and at least one cop would always follow your ship (


, Ackrin DarkFyre )

c. Smuggler - on high levels police ship will scan you more often, but apparently this status will decrease over time and you need to do more smuggling ( Camdin )

d. Trader - get better deals at exported goods.

e. Bounty Hunters - is more likely to be attacked in rebel systems.In reality I was ambushed also in Galactic Union and Neutral systems, so ...

f. Mercenary - get better rewards for accomplished missions.


You can upgrade the engine, hull and wings when the necessary amount of artifacts is obtain. I suggest to have before Flak mission 2 four front weapons,2-4 turrets and a good engine. Each level require a specific number of alien artifacts : level 1 - 1 artifact, level 2 and 3 - 2 artifacts, level 4 - 3 artifacts, level 5 to 7 - 4 artifacts, level 8 to 17 - 5 artifacts, level 18 to 20 - 10 artifacts.

Plasma Cannon Upgrades

A. Boosting abilities :

a. Weapon boost - boost weapons efficiency . A must in the beginning when your ship is pretty weak (60 hull hitpoints overall) and you need the power to shoot them first

b. Shield boost - boost recharge shield rate. A fast recharging shield can absorb/deflect damage, saving your hull life.

B. Crowd management abilities :

a. Overload - stop enemy engines for a number of seconds. Never used because the other two are far more powerful and you can`t take all abilities due to the limited amount of artifacts.No effect against cruisers, pirate bosses and the so called `Thul drones`

b. EMP - stop enemy weapons and engines for a number of seconds (maximum 3 targets). The best abilitiy in this class because at maximum you stop dead 3 fighters from 1 v, letting the turrets to shoot them while you hunt the other enemies. No effect against cruisers, pirate bosses and the so called `Thul drones`

c. Timeshock - stop dead all ships in a certain area ( maximum 0,7 v ). Powerful, yet limited ability because can be used only in close dogfight, between 0,3 - 0,7 v. No effect against cruisers, pirate bosses and the so called `Thul drones`

C. Temporary invincibility

a. Plasma Shield - create an impenetrable shield with ramming abillities. This is your best choice against cruisers, overwhelming number of enemies and `Thul drones`, since they can`t penetrate the shield and you can easily ram all fighters to oblivion.

5. Artifacts location

In here you get all systems that have 1 or 2 artifacts, along the development of the main story and side missions. All systems that contain an artifact have on navigational map a green icon : Hu, Anomi, Mesehkane, Ta, Page, Waba, Witha, Martotacon, Baylona, Sassudia, Albola, Aranjar, Rocete, Eicete, Majarin, Manorciras, Odia, Biardorra, Cuendo, Altazaarfe, Fuenbocete, Sarbrejar,Grajuez, Nostromo, Lysmir - 2, Khimzan, Kosrod, Eletsmir, Vidal, Mynok, Yarosny,Balasom, Tjuma, Suzga, Goronezh, Eletssk, Zelenonezh, Permnaja, Abanaul - 2, Kaschi, Chanschat, Jegutna, Lon`ore, Ca`ore, Gallt`air, Abria, Chan, Tezutiak, Wenee, Yaha, Wica, Witeni - 2, Wichita, Am`atn`atua, B`rochel, Bena`vie, Drum`unie, Lyn`ore, Zayatpu, Shwege, Mingin, Haiken, Honnaing, Achand`unie, Shanzeik, Ngakin, Minshwe, Ringhku, Myaunggon, Mayinlon, Kindaw, Chaing, Sagon, Atet- 2, Chash`ore, Dumb`ath, Rhe`ore - 2, Altand`uin, Leirin`vie - 2, Sona`chan, Katpanbok, Letpan - 2, Nepaling, Bailebeag, Clachtoll, Cuidrach, Aberchald, Inchlaggan, Aberloch, Dorusdain, Laggan, Permakin - 3.

6. Main story

On the Pencah trade station Robert Altair introduce Darkstar One to you ( Kayron Jarvis ), after a cutscene showing your father destroyed by Thul drones in Permakin system. From now the gameplay will let the action unfold in 23 clusters controlled by six races ready to jump at each other throats.

1. Training Part 1 : The Basics

Follow Arim instruction. Fly through a couple of blue circle (like in the X2 tutorial !) and shoot 1 satellite and his defense, then turn to help him against 2 stupid pirates. Dock manually - get close to trade station doors using the afterburner and at 0,2 v ( clicks ? ) press K and choose 1 from the conversation options to get permission. Fly inside.

2. Training Part 2 : Advanced Combat

Destroy two waves of 3 pirates using the Key combinations (see Tips above) to get used with their configuration.

3. Training Part 2 : Transporting Cargo

Pick the cargo behind the station. Close to 0,1 v, press G and wait `till the drone catch the container. Open navigational map (N), click on Yarie, quit the map and press H to jump. On the other side 2 pirates show up. Press B to let go the container, engage, pick him again and dock manually. I now, it`s strange to carry the containers behind your ship, but it`s fun and give some difficulty to the game.

4. The lost artifact

Jump to Hu, get inside the asteroid and search for the green artifact. Get close, around 0,1 and watch how he is absorbed by your ship. Get out, upgrade the wings as Arim suggested and jump to Pencah.

5. Advanced Field Drive Required

Buy a 3 LY on the trade station in Pencah system, leave, dock and speak with Robert Altair.

6. Jack`s Whereabouts

Go to Barnard system and find in Anomi the informant La`zaar. He doesn`t have nothing to share, but a strange girl called Eona want a lift in exchange for information from Delano in the Sol system. Jump to Yankwalla and take out 4 hunters in search for Eona. Jump again to Sol where Delano tell you that Jack is in Mortok clusters and he`s giving a Key if helped to kill an pirate gang.

7. The end of the Aponi gang

Jump and take out a pirate patrol of 2. Head to their hideout and kill fast 6 ordinary pirates, 2 guards and the Aponi boss. Once the last is dead his ship will eject a secret service weapon and Delano offer a similar gun and the necessary key. Take both weapons in the same way like cargo containers.

8. New information about Jack

Go to Mandedulce system and speak with the research station. Buy a new FL. First the station refuse to speak, but suddenly 4-5 waves of Thul drones get out from hyperspace and attack. Block them far away from station, destroy all wings and dock.

9. Zarkov`s Station

Jack has left for another research station in Raptor clusters and he spoke to a scientist called Zarkov. Surprise, surprise - Eona know a Raptor in Biarnar system. Dock there and watch a cutscene when both of you fight 3 Mortok and Eona is abducted.

10. Eona was abducted

Leave the station to find clues outside. Ramirez (can this be a Mortok name !?) tell you to go in Rulote system where a contact await in exchange for Eona. Jump, speak to Vimaro and when Kabro, one of Ramirez`s partners, make his appearance intercept the designated cargo vessel, destroy his escort and keep shooting until drops his containers, but do not engage in the act of Killing him. Fly to Cabracoy system.

11. Assignment for Ramirez

You did his job and he is not satisfied because Eona owe him a tone of cash. If you want to see her back alive and with all her limbs perform 3 more tasks:

a. Meet a cargo ship to receive a container, after you scan a satellite to find the meeting place. Buy and install the best Jammer. Fly near the satellite, around 0,2 - 0,3 v, start scanning and head to where a Sarbrejar&Son cargo ship await.

b. Transmit the code, pick the container and fly to Alsavia. Head to the trade station, dock manually and speak to the contact.

c. Get another container and jump to Lorbeisua to deliver the goods close to another cargo ship. In the first system you jump on the road to Lorbeisua 5 hunters attack from nowhere. Drop cargo, fight, pick him up again, jump and get near the Manorciras cargo ship. Around 0,5 v jettison the container, wait for them to take it and repel 2 waves of 4 hunters from Black company who try to destroy the cargo ship. Jump and follow close the cargo ship with Kabro and Ramirez to hideout. The codes you acquired will be used to detect who are the cargo ships full with explosives sent to destroy the hideout. Fly back to warp gate, engage one by one all three cargo and their 3 support fighters. Jump to Cabracoy only to find out from Ramirez that Kabro didn`t kept his word and Eona is still in his hands.

12. Kabro`s Hideout

Buy a new FL and fly to Mostorga system. Approach Ramirez and follow him in the battle against 2 waves (2, 5 fighters) belonging to Kabro`s men. Head to the planet, get inside the canyons and fly through mines, turrets and fighters using sniper tactics. Keep always the shield at maximum and use S to avoid hitting the wall. Eventually Darkstar One will get close to the shield that need to be destroyed and you`ll go back to space. Kill Kabro and his 3-4 stooges, get Eona back and head to Kosrod system where a man called Mitri can let you dock on the research station.

13. The search for Zarkov - Mitri`s smuggling Mission

Mitri will help only if you smuggle something for him. Install the Jammer, leave and receive two containers with Schas`ka Schnapps from his ship Voskovska. Jump to Nizbin system, destroy the 4 hunters there and meet the Militia men. Give him the cargo, jump to Vidal and head to the Sverkoj`s representative cruiser. Get the data, fly near the local station to see some hunters speaking about pulverize Mitri and jump to Kosrod to help him. Blast them, speak with Mitri, get the special container and dock at research station. In a cutscene the security chief present the meeting between Zarkov and Jack and I end up searching for 4 station, some already attacked by Thul drones, in Raptor and Oc`to systems.

14. Wolodja Research Station (Sakaterin system)

The drones attack crippled the research facility and you`ll get the data in exchange for one plasma resonator. Fly to Twekono and speak to Mendo about it. Mendo want (of course, I scratch your back, you scratch mine !) a favor - scan Basilius cargo ships to find out where they jump and sabotage them to lure Basilius away. Leave and scan both from 0,7 - 1 v. Jump to Schel system, kill at waypoint 4 fighters, 2 hunters and 3 containers, then jump to Bogozan. Head to ice field until the cargo ship is in range and destroy all enemies plus a military satellite. Go back, kill Basilius and 4 escort ship, speak with Mando and leave to Chernomen. There lie around 3 military cruiser wrecks. The plasma resonator is around the 3 wreck, just scan and pick it up. Jump to Sakaterin, drop the container around 0,5 v from the research station and receive the data.

15. Toscha Research Station (Goronezh system)

Rescue Nicolai from 3 waves (4,3,4) sent by Bronis, a powerful gunrunner. Nicolai is Toscha`s security officer and the reason you give him a helping hand. Dock, receive new data and leave.

16. Kolenka Research Station (Permnaja system) / Pledging loyalty to the Raptor

The only way to get information is to perform a mission for Raptors. Contact cruiser Bogatir in the same system and help him blow away the traitor Bronis. Destroy his satellite and fly to the planet to dust a weapons factory.

Basically this factory is one big maze with corridors protected by mines,weapon platforms and turrets who get their juices from huge generators. There are 4 rooms and 4 generators that need to be shoot before reaching the main generator. The direction is simple - corridor, left, right, right, right, deactivate the generator by shooting at his 3 arms. Go back to the laser barred doors and repeat with all four rooms. The most challenging part is on the road to the second room when the door behind is closed and the other one will close in 50 sec. Save and get a try to find out how to escape the maze, then reload, shoot the mines in the way, ignore the turrets and find the door in the opposite direction. Keep destroying until you reach the main generator, blow him and watch the cutscene.

17. Muighal Research Station (Kil`ore system)

Nicolai say that Muighal is interested in pictures of anomalies. You get three destination (Abria`chan, Ken`ore, Tezutiak). Fly close - 1 v - , press F, click on Scanner and go. Two advices: leave them fast because this anomalies will eat up your shield; in Ken`ore system 4 pirates will attack near the anomaly, so be prepared. Back to Muighal and to the first FLAK MISSION. Always look on the map in the right to find out from where the 3 - 6 Thul drones come and kill them when close to save the flak energy. Go see Captain Hornblower in Ach`air system.

18. Captain Hornblower / Protect Captain Hornblower

After you get to Ach`air help Hornblower against 5 pirates who try to collect a `road tax`, buy a 5 FL drive and jump to Lynch`at to meet the captain near the trade station.

19. A visit to Arrack with Captain Hornblower

Jump to Pachaung and protect him on the way to the meeting point with some smugglers. Save. They planted a device inside the containers who make you jump in the same system, near some 7 pirates.Engage them using crowd management abilities, destroy the hideout and take the special container.Jump to Tinmaung and get close to Mahandra asteroid. While flying Thul drones come in 5 - 6 waves from hyperspace. Use graviton boost to get close before the first wave is capable to land and destroy all.Dock manually with the asteroid and find out that Thul are `really` interested in the crystals mined there. Jiju think they have a base near by and because of this he is obligated to transport the crystals using Arrack cruisers. To find out they deployed a network of satellites who suddenly malfunctioned and is your job to repair them.

20. Malfunctioning Satelittes

Fly along Hornblower to scan the satellites in Tinmaung, Sinkwe and Gaungbwe around 0,6 v. In the second system you`ll have to destroy 5 pushy pirates, while Thul drones destroy the satellite.Fortunatelly the captain have a couple of spare ones, so watch his back until he deploy one. Jump to Gaungbwe and destroy 3 - 4 Thul drones, protecting Hornblower in process. Stay close until he deploy another satellite and jump back.

21. The Crystal Consigment

Jiju loaded Samudra cruiser with crystals and he send you as escort to Haiken system (that`s what is said in your CV, remember- escort pilot!). Jump and watch a cutscene showing Samudra cut down by a huge Thul cruiser. Don`t bother attacking him, he will jump before any solid damage could be done, but have some fun - he is not going to respond to fire. Return to Jiju and find that his satellites located the Thul cruiser in Kajudeng system. Fly there with Hornblower.

22. The search for the Thule

After jumping save and select from the navigational map the closest system. Scan 3 coordinates, repel 3-4 salvagers around the second position and watch Hornblower being cut in little pieces by the Thul cruiser. After Eona tell you to jump, press H and don`t try to engage the big cruiser. On Mahendra Jiju inform you that Arrack scientist had been able to create a cloak scanner, but some Oc`to pirates stole him.

23. The Arrack cloack scanner

Go to Achand`unie and speak with Tan`ale (pick the lines 2 and 1 in the following conversation) who point at two pirate gang - X`Snider`Hips (!) and Raz`Koyr Bulls. The second one have the scanner. Jump to Sc`atwert, press T to select the container sitting in space and go close, selecting a system to jump in the way.There you understand that Oc`to military hired the pirates to steal the prototype and now they try to kill them. Wait until one side win, pick the container and fight or run till they are above 4 v to press H. Go back to Jiju to discuss the next plan.

24. The Cloaked Thul Cruiser

Now you have a scanner capable to trace cloaking devices.Jump back Kajudeng, ignore the Thul fighters and shoot the 4`th cloaking device. The Thul cruiser will become visible and is time for Plasma Shield - Big Bang missiles to come in action. Use the Plasma booster to refill your plasma cannon or run to recharge him and keep pounding until is no more. Take care any remaining fighters and jump to a system to contact Robert.

25. Contact Robert via Hypercom

Go to Tinmaung, dock and speak with Robert (cutscene). Now is obviously who is the real traitor and the fact that another party is involved in the game plot. You find out also that Jack is on Metojang. Jump there.

26. The search for Jack

The Metojang system is completely empty. Fly to the trade station wreck and prepare to meet 4 - 7 Thul drones. Jack came to your help and is prudent to keep him alive in order to find out what is really going on. After the battle Jack Forrester speak briefly and point to another rendezvous in Segin system.

27. Fight off the Drones Attack / Flak mission 2

In Segin 5 - 8 Thul drones get around the research station and is your job to stop them before landing. Save. Dock and find out three things :

1. Eona is Jack`s girlfriend. Boomer !

2. Robert betrayed your father.

3. It is time for another Flak mission. If you win you are really something.

If not, see cheats section.

28. Doctor Zarkov List of Materials

The good doctor need 15 t of Anerminium crystals and a high-quality Quamstream isotopes. Buy an Ore Harvester and fly to Yama system. Go to the crystal field, install the Harvester and start shooting a couple of asteroids before one give you the crystals. Go back to Segin and drop the container near the research station. Next fly to Beinn to speak with Professor Hun`han. He is angry about some pirates who stole his isotopes and you`ll get one container for help in settling the matter. Follow him and destroy 5 - 6 pirates and a nasty hideout. Pick one container and go back to Segin. There Zarkov inform you about Thul intentions to create a nanoflux shield with high power output. Meet the geologist Jow`hal in Tom`atin system to pinpoint the best position for their experiences.

29. Meet Jow`hal

Two waves of `Thul drones` attack Jow`hal asteroid. Use graviton booster to get close fast and destroy them. When the battle reach his peack Thul fighters lead by Nara show up and ... give you a hand !. Nara invite you to pay a visit in Clochtoll system after you speak with Jow`hal. Unfortunetely Jow`hal can`t go because his son is missing in Sona`chan system and ask for ye help.

30.The search for Jow`son

Jump to Sona`chan. The local military send you Jow`son picture, along with a bounty offer. Ignore them and get close to the asteroid surrounded by bounty hunters. Speak with the asteroid and find that Jow`son was involved in peace negotiations between Oc`to and Arrack, but admiral Kir`hal planted a bounty on him in order to disrupt the meeting and pursue the war. Vaporize the bounty hunters, land if necessary to repair and jump to Bin`dal in two steps. After the first jump another 4 hunters show up - kill all and jump again. Keep close until Jow`son dock in one of the cruiser and go back to Segin. There Zarkov speek about the arrival of Jow`hal and Nara give a key to Thul clusters.

31. Meeting the Thul

Go to Clachtoll after you buy a 9 FL drive from some prosperous system. As soon you are there the Thul cruiser Eoghen II is under heavy fire from 13-16 drone waves. Fight them and land manually on Eoghen. The real enemy is S`kaa, an alien race who has two purposes :

1.Hire key elements in every race to maintain hostilities between them until S`kaa is building a sizeable force

2.Attack research station and asteroids for materials necessary to erect a dimensional gate in Permakin system in order to bring more battleships in the known galaxy.

You must acquire at all costs a key to Permakin system. Search the neighboring systems. Of course Eona have a contact in Archangelsk, one jump away to Permakin.

32. Departure for S`kaa System

Jump to Archangelsk and head to Kornis Hideout. Apparently the key should be in some wreck from Kore system, same cluster. Select and jump.Scan two cruisers that still have some energy called 1 and 2. 1 happened to be a pirate gathering and 2 is the real winner. Start scanning from 0,7 v and some defenses platform around get alive and shoot. Stay close to the wreck, destroy them and three pirates who pop up after a while until you get the key. Land on the trade station to repair your ship, if necessary, and jump to Permakin.

33. A key to the S`kaa System

Jump to Permakin to meet S`kaa mothership in all his blue glory and overwhelming size. Cutscene - the Thul will send only a cruiser and you can`t destroy the gate generators without blowing up the mothership who protect it; further more his energy shield is impenetrable to your `puny weapons` and Nara need your protection while she scan closely the mothership. Leave and get every drone who came close to Nara, until Eoghen II show up and take her job. Protect him instead, but it is not necessary to hang around Eoghen. Better yet get close to the mothership and destroy every wing that pop up from inside. REMEMBER THAT YOU COULD LAND ON THE CRUISER ALL THE TIME TO REPAIR. In the meantime continue your job and wait the cruiser to finish his scanns. Cutscene - Robert blame the S`kaa on mothership that they are not interested in making the galaxy a peaceful area, but only a prize conquered using force; he get back to his ship and transmit the shield specifications while a telepath S`kaa torture him mentally. Break off the fight and land to Eoghen for the final battle preparations.

34. Destroying the Mothership

Thul scientist are capable to modify your plasma weapons in order to penetrate the shield, but you need to fly through Mothership`s cannels to shoot the main generator. Fly to her, ignore the drones and shoot the designated area under 1 v to get the shield down enough time for a cutscene to put you inside. Fly through cannels, following Eona`s indications and the afterburner. Let the turrets deal with local defenses and stop only when you see horizontal laser blocking the way. Shoot fast at the rhombic crystal structure near by to deactivate the lasers and go on through canals ( Men, I always wanted to be Luke Skywalker dealing the final blow to the Death Star! For this Ascaron I forgive even your Flak Mission 2). Sometimes you`ll get in area similar with the tracks on Star Wars game and walls with 4 X at the beginning. They will make you fly faster, but keep it steady and avoid to colide the walls without Plasma Shield up. Keep going left/right until the `road` stop. Look down to see the entrance, enter and fly to the main generator - an oval structure with four green arms reaching the walls. Shoot full power and cutscene - the mothership is destroyed, save for a small pyramid who jump into the dimensional gate before all of you destroy the generators. Fin ? No, brother, Eona programmed the Darkstar computer to speak with her voice ( Yeah, big thing! Why the hero don`t get all the womens in the end like in the `70 movie, since Nara and Eona seem to be really interested by Kayron ?!! ). You get the last artifacts and a zero point FL drive with whom jumping can be made everywhere. What now ? Only one final thing to do - see the job 24 on Side Missions.

7. Side missions

1. Fighting the Elu gang

When you get to Metharon (Barnard cluster) the cruiser Keoma make an public announcement promising bounties for every member of the Elu gang shoot down. Try to stay near the cruiser and kill everyone in sight or refuse to get involved and go on for your business.

2. Pirates of the occupied Ta system

Join a task of mercenary in Tanee system and destroy the pirate cargo ships jumping from Ta. Reward - key for Ta system . The mercs boss brief you swiftly and is time to act. Engage in this order: first cargo ship, 3 - 4 support craft, second cargo ship, 2-3 escort fighters and get the reward. Usually the enemy cargo ships can really take a pounding, so use weapons booster.

3.The Council President`s Daughter

Rebels hold hostage (How can a bunch of pirate do this to a cruiser ?). Even my Darkstar One ship can`t take to much beating without the plasma abilities) the Oc`to diplomatic cruiser An`nathain inside Pani system with the daughter of GU president aboard. Protect terran cruiser Keoma II while she rescue the diplomats. Reward - key to Teha system. Ignore the orders above and go straight to the Oc`to diplomatic cruiser. Destroy fast those two cargo ships guarding him, engage the hunters to close for their health and go back to support Keoma if necessary, but usually it`s firepower are enough to deal with a couple of pirates.

4. The Raptor Espionage Satellites

Raptor secret service deployed Espionage Satellites in Grotok cluster to keep an eye on Mortok hyperspace activities. Reward - key to Martotacon system. Jump to Alfabalas - Mandedulce - Naro. In Naro system Bermudo, your wingmen, point to an asteroid fields with 5 satellites. Destroy 3, pull back to vaporise 4-6 pirates hired to protect them and destroy the last 2.

5. How to fire an Empire Boss

Baylona group want Ventura boss fired and you`ll join a mercs task in Alaniz system. Reward - key to Eicete system. Buy some missiles/missile launcher.Jump. Listen the mercs boss and follow him. Of course Ventura refuse the dismissal. Use plasma abilities and missiles to put his small cruiser down, then engage the escort. If you don`t feel confident, take first the support fighters and let the mercs soft up the cruiser`s defense. Now and always in this game : approach cruisers with the highest prudence. Their superior firepower and shield are vulnerable only to Plasma Shield and missile like Big Bang or Hellfire.

6. Protect the Terran Cruiser Keoma IV during his Diplomatic Mission

Darkstar One and some mercenary need to fly in Risafes system and protect Keoma IV against Raptor attacks. Reward - key to Odia system. When you jump the cruiser is already under enemy fire. Fly close and destroy all Raptor fighters near cruiser, destroy a couple of incoming craft and after a 1-2 minutes head to the Raptor military cruiser Grigori II. He is already weak grace to terran fighters, so close and give the final blow.

7. Ramirez Fight against the Gunrunners

Ramirez find out that his rivals use Raptor weapons. Go to Camrracin and disrupt the handover. Reward : key to Grajuez. Jump. At waypoint destroy 2 cargo ships and support fighters fast in order to prepare yourself for the Raptor cruiser. Same tactic : let others soft his defenses and attack.

8. Boosting economy in the Zhusomol System

Zhusomol expect several cargo vessels and they need someone to protect them against pirates. Reward - key to Lysmir system and a secret service gun behind the station. Leave the trade station, fly using V to the warp gate and protect 4 - 6 cargo ship jumping one after another. Destroy really fast 5 - 6 waves of pirates, pushing R to get the closest one the fastest possible. Usually you`re about to lose just 1 cargo ship, maybe two if not carefull.

9. Embargo in the Zareck System

Two empires hired mercenary to intercept incoming cargo vessels in Zareck. Jump there and eliminate 12 - 14 mercs along your sidekick Garik.

10. Escort for a Convoy

Escort a convoy into Nakhod system and protect him against the Toscha gang, ensuring that at least one cargo ship reach the trade station.Reward - key to Balasom and 1 weapon behind the station. Fight hard 3 waves of 3 - 4 pirates with crowd management abilities.

11. The Mynock Empire Strikes Back

Destroy a small rebel cruiser in Koro system along a group of mercs. Reward - key to Nakhodlu system. One cruiser, two cruisers - what`s the difference ! Inevitably the small cruiser have a bigger friend, a Mortok one called Domingos. Destroy first Domingos using Plasma/Big Bang Missiles, run to recharge the plasma cannon and go back for the small cruiser if you feel great. If not wait until the mercs soft both cruiser and go for them.

12. Raptor zealots are threatening a Terran cruiser

A mediation between Oc`to and Raptor sect leaders failed on cruiser Aponi III. Protect the cruiser adrift in Nizpul system along with a mercenary task. Reward - key to Ankovo. Jump. Vaporise 2-3 fighters close to Aponi, intercept 4 - 5 bombers far away and go for Raptor cruiser Saint Igor, protected by zelot fighters - you know the drill by now.

13. Under Siege by Religious Fanatics

The fanatics occupied Coill`ore system and demand the extradition of several defectors. Destroy all Raptor fighters in area, helped by Nicolai and a bunch of mercs. Reward - key to Lon`ore. Jump and admire 3 fanatic cruisers. Take out the closest group (cruiser, 3 - 4 escort fighters) and move methodically to the other two using the normal drill. After that another cruiser jump in. Engage. Always attack first the cruiser, because he is capable to send a lot of fighter waves against you.

14. Support for Terran Cruiser

Fly to Yaha and protect Keoma II against pirates. Reward - key to Tezutiak(?) ( The reward is strange, since I already been there in a main story quest ). Jump. Nobody dares to help, so it`s a small party - Keoma and Darkstar. Check the waypoint and destroy the pirates. Go back to Keoma II and vaporize 2-3 cargo ships, plus fighters suport. Of course, after a while an Oc`to cruiser show up, a tough one to deal with. Be carefully and destroy him fast.

15. Raid on a Pirate Cruiser

Pirates kidnapped a Terran cruiser (?) in C`atlodge system that should be destroyed. Reward - key to Drum`unie (I think ?) . Fight along 2 cargo ship called Alrogh I and II the pirate cruiser and 12 support fighters.

16. Protect the Arrack cruiser Akshat II from an Oc`to assault

The cruiser is in Gaungbwe and need protection against the Oc`to. Reward - key to Honnaing. Keep close to Akshat, destroy every Oc`to in sight and engage the bombers as soon they show up. When Akshat let you know that the Oc`to cruiser is in weapons range go for it.

17. Two Wacky Terrans in the Hive - B52 Cluster

Wacky ? They are plain stupid ! Support Danny and Brad during a handover in Maleindon system with Funak`lu, a dangerous character. Reward - key to Minshwe. Jump. Follow to the waypoint to find out they stoled some money from Funak`lu and you are apparently the one who keep it ! Before the conversation place yourself inside Funak`lu formation (6 vessels) and use Timeshock right after he order your death to keep Danny and Brad safe.

18. The Molin System under siege

Rebels sent battleships in Molin system claiming that Kinzan empire bribed the local authority to obtain some mining rights.Destroy all using mercs to support you. Reward - key to Kinmin. The enemies are pretty strong - 3 small cruisers with 3 escort fighters each. Destroy them one after another using the usual tactics, then turn to face the 4`th.

19. Liquid Explosives

Research colony Magyibock `lost` six containers with liquid explosives in Pegin system. Destroy it. Reward - key to Chaing. Every two containers have two cruisers around. Simply fly close around 0,9 v, fire Plasma Shield and shoot the containers. The big bang will cripple/destroy the cruiser, but you are invincible. Fly to the next batch, repeat, etc. Go back and finish any crippled cruiser to get the reward.

20. We are N.O.M.A.D.

( Nomads from Freelancer ? ) Support an Oc`to scientist by inspecting a number of haywire satellites, NOMAD series, from Badic`aul system. Reward - key to Altand`uin system. Jump and get in front of Gor`ale to protect him. Vaporise all 6 satellites.

21. Retaliation against a Rebel Cruiser

The rebel cruiser Bhadrak must be destroyed in Kamaing system along with his escort. Your support - a large squad of mercs and a couple of cargo ship, but no military. Reward - key to Letpan. Jump and find 2 cruiser instead of one. Speak with the cargo ship who let slip explosive containers. Pick it up, fly close to Bhadrak (0,5 - 0,9 v), fire Plasma cannon, drop the containers and run. The cruiser is gone and also the cargo ships - faith, men! Destroy the other cruiser and get your reward.

22. Space Lunacy Aboard the Niatuin

The crew of Thul cruiser Niatuin (all females!) got insane while exposed to a anomaly and ended up destroying ships in Ormiscaig system, but Thuls cannot vaporise their kin. Reward - key to Aberloch. Jump to see Niatuin attacking a small cargo vessel using the menacing words `We are the Thul. Resistance is futile` ( Borg all over again ! ). Vaporize those mad womens !

23. The Mandroids

A Thul female group called `Man should now their place`(!) is prepared to smuggle illegal men clones (Mandroids) in Clayock sytem. Support the Thul cruiser sent to intercept the cargo ships. Reward - key to Lagen system. Fly to Galadriel cruiser ( Elf name for a Thul cruiser !? ) and check 4 - 5 mercenary who act strange - they attack you. Kil them and go back to Galadriel to help him against 8-9 mercs and 2-3 cargo ships. Vaporize all enemies until an Arrack cruiser, hired by rebels, jump to join the battle. Destroy him.

24. Ascarong Gang

So, you belive fighting the S`kaa mothership was a tough job ? After you finish the main story use the point zero FL drive and jump to Ascarong system, Hive - AC3 cluster (southern part ). The entire system belong to the infamous Ascarong gang who boast a fleet of 9 fighters, 3 medium cruisers and the biggest and toughest cruiser I ever see in this game, lead by boss Daniel Dumont (with a woman voice !). I suggest to take out support fighters first, then engage the small cruisers who are, luckily, at some distance one from each other. Don`t land to the trade station, because Dumont will be gone. It took me 4 rounds to put Daniel Dumont down (I didn`t have Big Bang/Helfire missiles, only 25 Swarm Elite Mk2) and this is a good thing - a challenge worthy to the men who saved the galaxy ! In part 1 I mean - maybe Ascaron will get the hint !!