Hi, I’m CMDR Ranger_50 (that’s my codename as I can’t have the Empire figuring out what my real identity is), I am 24 years old and was born in Kremainn. My mother was a fighter in the Federation Navy, who fought against the Empire for 10 years, and my father was a trader, who had traveled across the known galaxy and had seen many things. They met each other when my mum came across him during a patrol. My dad was being attacked by pirates when my mum and her squadron came in to drive the pirates away. A few years later my mum left the navy, got married in Kremainn, and had me.
When I was 5 my family moved to the system, Peregrina, to get away from all the propaganda and military presence of the Federation, as well as the war between the Federation and the Empire, to start a new and peaceful life. When I was 12 my mother taught me how to fly and showed me all her skills and tricks during her service in the Federation Navy. My dad taught me all the tricks of the trade and how to find quick hyperspace routes and shortcuts to traverse the galaxy more efficiently and quickly. By the age of 15, I was able to operate and fly an ASP Explorer. All seemed to be going well, that was until I turned 17. It happened so quickly, none of us knew it was coming. It was early morning on the planet Undine when the Empire came out of nowhere and washed over the entire system. They came to Undina and bombarded the capital city for hours on end with its capital ships and endless fighters. My parents and I were caught out in the attack and tried to escape in our ASP. We managed to escape the bombardment but it wasn’t long before the Empire’s fighters found us.
My mother was a great pilot and fought heroically but… we didn’t stand a chance… there was just too many of them. She managed to take down at least 20 of them before they knocked down our shields and took out our engines and modules, leaving our ship disabled. We tumbled back down to the planet and crash-landed about 30 kilometers from the capital city. I survived but… but my parents didn’t make it. I can still see them lying lifeless on the ground in the cockpit. I can remember the last thing they ever told me… to run. So I did. I gathered all that I could to survive and ran, ran as far as I could from the ship as the Empire’s forces closed in on the destroyed ship where my parents lay in. I made it about 300 meters where I hid under the cover of some rocks and turned to watch those brutes fly in and torpedo the remaining debris of the ship, completely obliterating it and leaving nothing behind. Every day I still get nightmares of that event. The screeching of their engines, the firing of the torpedoes, the destruction of the ship, I remember it like it was yesterday. The memories are unbearable.
After a day or two of walking I managed to come across a relatively intact city with ships still flying and managed to barely buy my way off the world in an economy class cabin on a Beluga Liner, owned by smugglers, and get smuggled into the system, Alioth, controlled by the Alliance and Edmund Mahon. There I came across a group of rebel fighters, who fought against the tyranny of the Empire and allowed me to join their growing rebellion after I told them the horrors the Empire did to me and my family. It turned out they were part of a larger group who had all suffered from the injustices of the Empire and decided to group together and fight them (I will not say the name of the group due to safety reasons). Ever since then, from 18 to 24 and onwards, I have been fighting the Empire wherever I can and have been involved in this growing rebellion to help those suffering under the oppression of the Empire and try to create a better future, one that is free from the Imperial Monarchy.
Very recently, however, I began to come across some strange things… out of this galaxy kind of things. A few months ago I entered a system in the HIP sector and came across a strange anomaly on my scanners. It was some kind of weird… organic looking thing. I was intrigued by it so I went to take a closer look, and that was when this thing scanned me. It made these strange noises as if it was broadcasting something. I’ve never been so unsettled and confused in my life. After several jumps later the craziest thing happened to me. I was in the middle of a hyperspace jump when all of a sudden I was pulled out of hyperspace. My ship lost all power and I was dead in space. Then, I saw the most unnerving thing I have ever seen. Some strange ship drifted past my ship and positioned itself in front of me. It was sort of circular in shape, organic looking, and made strange noises just like the anomaly that scanned me did. It then proceeded to emit a yellow beam of energy and seem to scan my ship. Once that thing was finished doing whatever it was doing it just went on its way and jumped away in what seemed to be some sort of witch space or something.
Ever since then I have been fascinated with these strange beings and have been pursuing the mysteries surrounding them. I joined up with the Canonn research group and have been cooperating with them to find out just who or what these things are. Just recently I found some strange organic looking barnacles on a planet in the Pleiades Nebula. I scanned it when all of a sudden another one of those strange looking ships came out of space and proceeded to disable my ship and SRV and begin, what looked to be, extracting resources out of the barnacle. I have never seen anything like it in my travels throughout the galaxy. I’ve also heard reports of these things attacking Federal fleets. Speaking of attacks, I travelled with the Gnosis to the Hyades sector to learn more about these Thargoids, well.. I certainly learnt more about them. On my way to, what was reported to be a barnacle forest, on one of the planets I came across a strange signal source. I decided to investigate it and as I dropped into the area I was confronted with destroyed ships and green gas, and in the green gas sat one of the Thargoid vessels. They spotted me and came up to scan me. All of a sudden, their ship turned red and little drone looking things came out of the Thargoid vessel and attacked me. I was caught off guard. I didn’t even do anything to provoke it. Nevertheless, i battles it out with the Thargoid ship, streaking past its ship and drones, quickly learning that my weapons don’t do any damage to them whatsoever. That is when I spotted an occupied escape pod and made it my mission to rescue them as I’ve seen Thargoids take occupied escape pids and jump away, probably to conduct horrible research experiments on us. The fighting was intense, rockets and lasers flew within inches past my ship as I tried to save the stranded person. The Thargoid’s weapons ignored my shields too and my hull took a large beating from their weapons. However, i managed to rescue the person and jump away, delivering to safety back aboard the Gnosis. I then went back eventually with a couple fuel rats known as, CMDR Bold Mole CMDR Ravenov, and we managed to get a tissue sample from a Thargoid vessel. I don’t know what is going to happen between us and the Thargoids but all I can say is that I sense this is going to be bigger than any conflict between the Empire and Federation in human history, and whatever these things are capable of, we need to be prepared for it.