Construction of a massive fleet by Pulse, Progenitus, and some IRPF begins, with the intent of attacking the Ruby Spire. TTI, which has faded into the background recently, strongly discourages this “plan.” Some people see this as MarsCo finally waking up. Hints of the raid are suggested in Core Extended, p. 159.

Date: 702 AE. This element of the metaplot builds in “Sound and Silence“, published about two years after HSD 1.0, and looks likely to be a major part of the world of HSD 2.0.