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Offline CT27

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It was stated in the relatively early part of this campaign that the Terrans were working on trying to re-open the Sol node in Delta Serpentis (Gateway Project).  This came into conflict with the Vasudan desire to stabilize the Marnakh (sp?) knossos portal. 

When the Vasudans asked the Terrans for parts from the Gateway Project to use on their own project, the Terrans turned them down except for a couple secondary spare parts.  IIRC the Terrans in the General Assembly said no and that Gateway would be the top priority.  One mission briefing also said the Delta Serpentis governor refused to help out the Vasudans in this regard.  It was stated also that the matter would be debated in the General Assembly.

However, a couple of missions was said the Vasudans would get all the parts they need.  It was also said this was even before the matter could reach the GTVA General Assembly.  How did this happen?  The Terrans in the GA and in particular Delta Serpentis Terrans were adamant Gateway would not be delayed to help out the Vasudans and that no primary parts would be sent.  What happened to change the Terrans' minds?  Did the Terrans get something in return?


Offline Goober5000

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Excellent question!  Always glad to see players interested in the story and plot behind a campaign. :)

The clue is in the briefing:
...reports indicate that all necessary components have been made available to the 8th Battle Group and are being rushed to Marnakh, allegedly by GVTI courier.

I've added the bold.  There is another clue when the GTC Pallas arrives:
This particular vessel is one of only three attached to GVTI, but we judged your situation important enough to deploy it to the Marnakh system.

GVTI is not only aware of the expedition into Marnakh, but is following it with great interest and has even gotten involved.  They place a high priority on the exploration of this new frontier because it could provide solutions to a number of very complicated problems plaguing the GVTA.  At the same time, the situation is extremely tenuous due to the state of the Knossos portal.  So the GVTI engaged in some political back-channel maneuvers to persuade the Gateway Project and Delta Serpentis to drop their objections.