Now there's only a lair of pirates, settled in the old broken dreadnought, which, although it can not fly again, serves as a safe hiding place.
The history of the dreadnought is sad. At the very start of the invasion, the imperial dreadnought ‘Ares’ fell under an unexpected attack of the aliens. Dreadnought returned to ‘Guardian-17’ from a long raid into Jericho space, when a powerful alien attack destroyed the dreadnought's power plant and most of its weapons.
Imperial Command decided to restore the dreadnought and transfer it to the station, but the plans were thwarted by general chaos, the collapse of the Empire, confusion and despair. At the same time, an organized gang of pirates led by fugitive engineers of the Federation penetrated the abandoned spaceship and tried to restore the formidable fighting vessel. They managed to activate some of its weapons, and now the dreadnought serves as their base.
Pirates, whose number is constantly growing, periodically raids the Doomed Flotilla. Usually their goal is to attack civilians trapped in destroyed orbital cities.