is a desperate time for Hiigara. The Vaygr encroach from the
Eastern Reaches. Their motives a mystery, they are brutal
and unrelenting. Deep inside the Great Derelict at
construction of a new mothership is underway. With it, there
stands a chance to defend what so many paid for with their
lives." - Geoff Thomas, Assistant Producer
"At the very beginning of the game, you'll see
the hyperspace core being inserted into the mothership; a
series of tests has been planned before the enormous vessel
will launch from the secret base where it was built. But
after only a few minutes of basic tasks, an outlying ship
detects something that will cut the tests short: the first
wave of a Vaygr bomber attack." - Sam Parker,
would appear that the massive shipbuilding complex we
have seen constructing the new mothership is actually part
ancient relic, put to use by the Hiigarans as a secret base.
Tanis is located in the Great Wastelands.
biblical history, Tanis was the home of the Well of the
Souls, the last known resting place of the Ark of the
Covenant. Homeworld is known for its biblical references
(most notable among them Kadesh, the site where some of
Moses' people abandoned him to settle). One can only guess
at what metaphor is in use here.