the pervasive presence of Turanic Raider fleets throughout
most of the galactic frontiers and their increasing
appearance inside the boundaries of the Old Taiidan Empire,
the existence of Raider Outposts is a grim certainty.
However, only twice in the past 250 years have deep-space
Turanic Raider bases been discovered and attacked
successfully, and both times the outposts chose
self-destruction over capture. Turanic outposts appear to
have no movement capability of their own, but it is
theorized that the Raiders make use of naturally occurring
slipgates to tow these massive structures into hyperspace
and so transport them over vast galactic distances, keeping
them hidden from pursuing forces.
Currently, Hiigaran Fleet
Intelligence suspects that one outpost may be located in the
Sheer-ka system, but no reconnaissance in force has been
done to confirm this. While it makes good tactical sense to
dig out Turanic Raider bases as quickly as they are found,
previous attacks have shown that the Raiders will defend
their outposts with fanatical fervor, and even make suicide
attacks against enemy frigates. With an enemy ready to use
any and all technology and tactics at its disposal, Hiigaran
Fleet Command is unwilling to engage in such a costly battle
unless a direct strategic threat to Hiigara is discovered.
In the meantime, all Kiith Fleet commanders have been made
aware of the suspected base location, and warned to give the
system a wide berth.
It is not known how
well-armed these Raider outposts are, or what their armor
capabilities may be. It is obvious that their abilities have
changed with new technologies over the past two and a half
centuries, and any fleet that locates one would be wise to
retreat into hyperspace as quickly as possible. If the
previous two incidents involving Turanic Outposts are any
indication, Raider ships will seek to capture as well as
destroy as many attackers as possible, until they have
either repelled the attack or self-destructed.