|2.47 2242 CE - McCormic establishes pirate empire|
|2242 CE: Gagarin Naval Academy is completed in Earth orbit. This station is the largest inhabited station built to this point, and houses over twelve thousand personnel, crew, and passengers. All naval fleet training and zero-g training is conducted through this station.
Robin McCormic forges an alliance of pirate fleets. The Pirate Lord McCormic the proceeds to start seizing Farstars worlds and carving out an empire for himself. This greatly alarms the members of the Farstars alliance. They decide to temporarily combine their forces against this new threat. Their fleet jumps into pirate space, and proceeds to loose battle after battle due to it’s disorganized and fractious nature. Finally, a young Lieutenant Shi Jie Sheng aboard the destroyer CSS Vanguard seizes command after the rest of the command crew is killed in a near bridge hit, and orders all remaining ships to retreat to a point near Caranie Aa. While he is not nearly the most senior officer present, his cool and clear command cuts through the pandemonium and saves the Farstars fleet from complete annihilation. Lieutenant Sheng is given a promotion to Captain for his wise command, and given command of the CSS Vanguard.