Third Hyperspace Core

Homeworld 2


In the First Time the Bentusi found the Great Hyperspace Core. With it came the gift of interstellar travel. The outer rim trade routes were established, uniting the galaxy in peace.

Four thousand years passed before the Second Core was discovered on a desert planet. Pain and bloodshed flowed in its wake. But the exiles returned to their Homeworld, Hiigara.

This is the story of the end time. We know this because the Third Core has been found.  For under the dark influence of this core, the Taiidan have risen under a new leader, the Vaygr war-lord named Makaan. He calls himself the Sajuuk-khar, and the chosen one.

"A new threat has appeared in the galaxy, however, a mysterious race called the Vaygr who seem bent on conquering Hiigara. Even worse, the Vaygr have possession of a Far Jumper, a technology that the Hiigarans thought they had a monopoly on." - Allen Rausch, GameSpy

"The Hiigarans have rebuilt their civilization under the watchful eye of Karan S'jet, the neuroscientist and architect of the Mothership who had integrated herself into the hyperspace core of the Mothership. The energy from the core has given her prolonged life and expanded consciousness, and it was Karan that first saw the true threat of the Vaygr. Vaygr raiders began small incursions into the Inner Rim that soon became all out war. The Hiigarans refused to interfere and were content to ignore the problems in the Inner Rim, but war would soon come to them. The Vaygr possessed the singular technology that gave the Hiigarans their dominance in the effort to reclaim the Homeworld: the Far Jumper. Now the Vagyr have their sights set on Hiigara, and all of Karan's fears are coming true: The End Time has begun." - Jim Richmond, Adrenaline Vault

The image at right apparently depicts Makaan, looking much like a Taiidan Emperor or a Karan S'jet, plugged into various devices.

According to the Relic ship descriptions, Makaan found the Third Core in the Hethlim Ice Fields.