its meager fighter squadrons to the defense of Hiigara
against an Imperialist Taiidan raid, the Somtaaw mining
vessel Kuun-lan combed the battlefield offering aid
to survivors. Word arrived that a damaged Manaan destroyer,
the Bushan-Re, had strayed from the battlefield into
hostile Turanic Raider territory. Without a thought to their
own profits, the Somtaaw dumped their ore canister to make
space for engineering modules that would better allow them
to cope with the hostile territory. The canister was ejected
and destroyed, to prevent the structure and any ore it
contained from falling into Raider hands.
Workers aren't currently fitted for salvage and repair duty.
We need to build an Engineering Module in order to prepare
our work crews. We will have to jettison the upper ore
canister to make room." - Kuun-Lan Tactical
The ore canister
offers no game benefit to the player; it merely looks cool.