The Colonials or Colonial Fleet are one of five currently known factions in the Everspace universe and the Demilitarized Zone. The fleet is the means behind human expansion, originating from the Sol System. They are predominantly human, although other unknown races take part in the fleet. The fleet has made extensive use of cloning technology to help aid the expansion and war efforts, which Adam Roslin was a part of. Soon after their arrival to Cluster 34, a devastating large-scale war erupted with the indigenous Okkar. The war was ended with a ceasefire and a peace treaty, resulting in the DMZ.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Remains of Colonial forces are seen all over the sectors, but encounters with Colonial enemies are rare, due to the peace treaty between the Colonials and the Okkar not permitting them access to the Demilitarized Zone.
Colonial Structures - Derelict Stations[edit | edit source]
There are many damaged and derelict Colonial space stations scattered throughout the DMZ, abandoned or heavily damaged as a result of the Colonial-Okkar War. There are several different designs - some are nothing but a skeleton, others are more solid and intact. Most are unguarded except some by minefields, but the less damaged stations have intact security systems, which can include shield generators, turret defenses, and drone stations. There are also hazardous rogue lasers and gas leaks which can deal severe hull damage. These large derelict stations almost always contain a Subroutine, along with a Special Tech Container, locked behind a red-colored hatch. However, not all stations with Special Tech Containers have subroutines. The locked doors are opened with Access Keys, which can drop from elite enemy ships. A trick to know if the room with the special container has a subroutine is to move around to outside of the room and look through the cracks in the damaged walls for the large blue hologram.
Colonial Fleet Ships[edit | edit source]
The Colonial Fleet manufactures the four ship types that the player can use in each run; the Colonial Interceptor, Colonial Scout, Colonial Gunship, and the Colonial Sentinel. These four ships are only seen in use by the player-controlled clone, other clones, and the major characters the player comes across in the main story.
Colonial Warship[edit | edit source]
After three waves of the Okkar invasion after spending too much time in a zone, several massive Colonial Warships jump in. Warships have a health bar, but are unable to be destroyed completely. The nine beam turrets on the ships can all be destroyed, but it is very difficult to do so. The turrets can drop various resources, but no credits. When these appear, the unique track Armada of Annihilation will play.
Colonial Drones and Turrets[edit | edit source]
These are only found guarding the derelict colonial stations. The turrets can be quite dangerous while exploring such a confined area, but it is possible to use action freeze to scout ahead for them.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In addition to the various stations, the Colonial Fleet also established the network of Jump Gates with help from Grady & Brunt Prospects.
- There appears to be a large network system connecting Colonial operations known as AETERNA, including cloning facilities such as where Adam Roslin cloned himself. It can transfer memories and skills from the original to the clones. However, not much else is known about it. HIVE is also a part of it.
- According to the official artbook, the warships are 4040 meters long.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
A screenshot of a subroutine hologram in a derelict station.
Another derelict station. It had a comm hub and a secure container.
Two very close stations, both with locked rooms and special tech containers.
In the Codex[edit | edit source]
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[[File:]]The Colonial Fleet is the vanguard and defense infrastructure of human galactic expansion. Originating from the Sol System, the relatively recent development of interstellar travel led to a rapid demand for more able bodies to explore and occupy new regions. The sophisticated cloning technology developed to meet this demand has become both the envy of, and reviled by, other races. Although the Fleet consists predominantly of humanoids, other alien races enroll or collaborate independently.
[[File:]]The Colonial Fleet Headquarters, [in] Cluster 34, is a megastructure facilitating all military operations for the frontier region. Completed in the aftermath of the war with the Okkar (See below codex entry), it is regarded as the strongest and most heavily defend Colonial structure outside the Sol system. All Fleet movements are coordinated from this central control hub and it is the seat of the local Admiralty. Specific details of the number of craft, types of weaponry or access points are not contained on the AETERNA for security reasons. The base does, however, contain several bars and clubs and more than twenty fine dining establishments. There is also a sports venue and retirement gardens for Fleet personnel to enjoy.
[[File:]]With the first arrival of Colonial mining interests in 3022 (C.E. Sol), the Okkar experienced a dramatic shift in how they perceived their relation to the galaxy, and how other civilizations could potentially encroach upon their homeworlds. The subsequent arrival of the Colonial Fleet and establishment of jumpgates escalated tensions in the Cluster which eventually triggered all-out warfare between the species. Equally matched in strength and sophistication, the Okkar held their ground against the Colonials to devastating effect. A ceasefire was brokered out of necessity as there was no clear projected victor. The Demilitarized Zone was established as part of the subsequent peace treaty, delineating new limits of each of the species' territories, which the Okkar were given the right to administer.