I know i have many journals about chronos that describe its story and what not. But i think in this journal will be the official story.
Of the year 648, was the year when the dahlmorian's began expanding their territory past their star system and towards uncharted space. Ten years pass and two major scientists, Cyraak and Lehnstoch, requisition a research station building grant from the military and set off to a classified space. The two selected a place found by probes and sent the building fleet to the location to begin construction. Years of hard labor and non stop construction finally pay off, the research station Chronos has finally been built. This station was the biggest space structure the dahl have ever built. Chronos was bigger than a medium sized moon, and was made to be completely self reliant from the fleet.
They built the station near a blue quasar, they selected this location because of the high levels of energy and radiation given off by the quasar. The energy given off by this celestial entity can supply the station with enough power to last several millennia.
When the construction fleet finally finished stocking the station with supplies, they left. The two scientists return in a cruiser stocked with crew for the station. The cruiser was modified with special plating to protect the ship and crew from the radiation. The cruiser was only 1,975 meters in length. The cruiser made three trips, each taking place at different colonies. They stocked the station with colonials instead of home worlders.
The station was finally put into use. Cyraak and Lehnstoch buckled down and began working on the research of bio weapons. (This was the age when bio weapons were still in use by their military) They worked on many projects. But not as important than project N.X.
Project N.X was the crown jewel of the BW research team. They were trying to create thier own element that adapted to the environment and mutate organic tissue. This element is spontaneous and unpredictable. Cyraak was the first to successfully produce a positive sample. Immediately, they tested the sample on a willing crew man.
They were surprised how effective it was on the test subject. It killed the test subject in mere minutes, and soon after, mutations started to occur.
Cyraak was aslo the first to become infected by the element by accident. His body was contaminated and failing. Lehnstoch quickly opperated on Cyraak in an attempt to save him. Lehnstoch carfuly removed cyraaks head from his body and placed the head in a mechanical chassis. Cyraak was now a severed head on a pedestal. With only artificial life support to keep him alive.
After some time, the incedent was forgotten, including cyraak. Since cyraak was unable to interact with other crew or even leave his chamber, he was forgotten. Lehnstoch integrated cyraaks brain with the stations mainframe. This gave cyraak control over the station.
Many discoveries and breakthroughs were made by the crew of Chronos station. Including AI, Organic to mechanical integration, and others. But on one faithful day, an unexperienced crewman was accidentally selected to do maintenance on a control consol for the NX containment chamber. The crewman made a minor mistake and cause the doors to the room to open. He immediately closed them via consol. But in that short period of time, was just enough for some of the evaporated NX element to escape and infect the crewman. He soon fell dead in his quarters. His body soon began to rapidly decompose. The rotting tissue dissolved into red dust particles, the red dust landed on surfaces and began to grow into a tiny vein like masses that looked like rust. The crew called it blood rust, and it rapidly began to spread outward of the dead crewmans room and into neighboring rooms and corridors. The crew was in distress. Touching infected bodies and inhaling red dust infected more and more crew.
Cyraak was startled to see such panic caused by his creation. This outbreak was spreading rapidly. The entire sector was infected and covered by blood rust. Cyraak sealed off the sector, but it wasn't enough.
Within the chaos, Lehnstoch went missing. Cyraak need a consult on what to do. He made a bold decision and sealed off the neighboring sectors and gassed them. Killing everyone infected or not. But it still wasn't enough. The red dust soon got into the ventilation and atmospheric systems.
The only thing cyraak was able to do is issue a level zero quarantine. This means 100% of the station will be locked down and gassed. The first gassing is nerve gas, the second was a corrosive gas that eats away organic tissue. The nerve gas was used to kill the crew, and the second gas was used to eliminate the blood rust and infected bodies. But even then it wasn't enough. Cyraak lost the station to the infection. He eliminated the blood rust, but the red dust in the ventilation and atmospheric systems survived.
The stations main power core soon deactivated, along with the primary generators. Without power, cyraaks life support failed, and he died just moments later. And since he initiated a level zero quarantine, there will be no help. And soon, the station was lost. Out of reach and out of sight of the dahl race.
Financially, this was a huge hit to the dahl military. They soon ceased all big construction projects. The loss of Chronos was also the reason why the dahl have stopped using biological warfare.
Many years pass, and the station falls into ruin. With out primary power, and a crew to keep it going, the structural integrity starts to fail a little bit. Only weakly built areas fail.
That is all i got for now. I may make a continuation journal perhaps.