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- The original name for this sector was Light of Hope, until the Xenon attacked many years ago. It was clear that the sectors patrols wouldn't hold out against further attacks, so the colony was prepared for evacuation using small transport ships. Backup from the Argon Military was sent; four Titan class Destroyers and two Colossus Carriers, complete with fighter wings. They were to escort the transport ships out of the system, but before they could get to the gate, Xenon ships jumped in and overwhelmed the fleet. All civilian ships escaped alongside a lone destroyer, the Challenger. Three years later, a joint Argon-Boron force took back Light of Hope and it was renamed Wastelands, reflecting the carnage and debris that the force found. Now cleared of that detritus and with the Xenon threat greatly diminished, its inhabitants strive to maintain a normal existence.
- —Map description, X³: Albion Prelude