Somewhere in uncharted space...
Two Immortal warships drift at the edge of an unexplored star system.
"Lord Caleb, the scanning crews have found one habitable planet. No signs of technology. There is a derelict ship in this system, but it appears to have come here from someplace else."
"Excellent. Set course for the planet, and prepare our ground troops to claim it."
"With all respect, my lord, why are we here? This system offers nothing -- no technology, few resources, no enemies of note to conquer."
"Ah, but this system lies directly between the Scythian Empire and the Britannian Blue Sector. When our Emperor finally decides to stop toying with the Scythians and eliminate them once and for all, his ships will pass through here... and find repair stations, weapons factories, and supply depots within easy reach. All of them paying tribute to me."
"Ah. Now I understand -"
"Sir, a massive starship has jumped into the system! We can't identify its affiliation! What should we do?"
"Hmm. That is massive."
"That's what she -"
"Unknown vessel, identify yourself or we will consider you hostile. You have sixty seconds to comply."
"This is Admiral Garrison, leader of the T.L.A. colony fleet. We were forced to flee our home galaxy when it was overrun by Peaches, and we are now searching for a new home. We lay claim to this system. State your identity and your purpose here."
"I am Lord Caleb of the Immortal Empire. We have already laid our own claim to this system. However, I do believe we can work things out. Simply swear an oath of fealty to me and to the Immortal Empire, and we will allow you and your colonists to reside here."
"Ah, the Immortal Empire. I have heard of you. A whole civilization of fearsome, undying conquerors..."
"That would be us, yes."
"So tell me... you never die?"
"Let's just see about that. FIRE!"
"Kinetic strike on the port bow! It's gone all the way through the ship!"
"Send out a distress signal and abandon ship! Every man for himself! The reactor will blow!"
As the Immortal ship's Infinity Tech reactor loses containment, it emits a massive energy pulse that travels through hyperspace, almost overpowering the distress signal and announcing the ship's destruction to the edges of the galaxy...
The Neo-Prussian light carrier Wilhelm ...
"Sir, we've detected an energy pulse. Signature is consistent with an Infinity Tech reactor losing containment."
"Take us zere. If zere are survivors, ve shall have our revenge for what ze Immortals have done to our homevorld."
The Britannian patrol frigate New Glasgow ...
"Captain Harris, sir! An immortal ship has sent out a distress signal."
"Well, we did sign the treaty. Be a good chap and go lend them a hand."
The experimental Scythian battlecruiser Darkstar ...
"My lord, we've detected a massive hyperspatial energy pulse. Someone has destroyed an Immortal ship."
"Really... set a course for the epicenter. I think it's time to see what this ship can do."
The Vol destroyer Woden ...
"Sir, Caleb has sent a distress signal. It seems he has been attacked by a massive vessel."
"Interesting. Prepare the ship for battle."
Meanwhile, Caleb's shuttle docks with his escort cruiser.
"So you see, Admiral, we do not die. But very soon, you will."
"Admiral! Unidentified craft dropping out of hyperspace to starboard! They're launching boarding pods!"
"There's no time. Impact in five seconds!"
"Our ship's systems are down. One of the pods must have contained a pulse bomb."
"Most of our systems shut down. We can bring them back up, but you'll need to reboot the computers yourselv - AAAAAARGHLBARGHLGHAGGsound-of-minifigs-being-bisected-by-a-chainsawGARRRGLBARGLAAAAARGHHHHHHH."
"We're out of time. Everyone, prepare for boarding. Defend the ship with your lives..."
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