And here ends the "trilogy". Thank you to the guys who were really enthusiastic about this. Sorry if this was a bit late, I was busy with school, work, the sorts. Nonetheless, enjoy! (Hidden reference. can you find it? Whoever does wins 10 bonus internet cookies)
Here's where we left off: https://www.kixeye.com/forum/discussion/519838
2232: Not long after the development of new weapons and technologies, an rebel insider leaks blueprints to those technologies. An encrypted message is spread out to all channels: "VEGA WILL FALL. EXPECT US." The sender's name? Mystery Voice.
Not long after, rebels begin their own mining expeditions, borrowing heavily on the methods used by old VEGA ISS's. A new type of module, the Combat Module, is developed, using heavier variants of the weapons based on the blueprints. VEGA quickly makes plans to design a completely new arsenal of weapons, one that uses the antimatter pockets harvested over decades..
2250: About 20 years after the leak, rebel bases are swarming all sectors previously controlled by VEGA. The corporation begins the mass-production of military cargo fleets in order to provide some level of safety for their resources.
2251: By now, the Tachyon Beam, Hydra Missiles, and the Destiny Corvette is developed. These are immediately used for in-sector cargo transportation and antimatter cargo. The rebels are at first under heavy suppression, but after a while, it is realized that the new tech can be salvaged. Before long, even VEGA's secret weapons are stolen by the rebels.
Mystery Voice strikes again. For about one week, all VEGA fleets are nonoperational. A cyber-terrorist attack! A new message is relayed by VEGA, but is quickly cut off as Mystery Voice takes over, saying, "IT'S TIME TO TANGO."
2300: VEGA remains in control as they continue to rebuild their fleets. Prosecutor fleets are launched, but VEGA as a whole is no longer a threat. By now, rebels are almost equal to VEGA. Before long, there is no longer a sense of unity between rebels as an entirety. Separate alliances are made, fleets from other sectors are quickly destroyed, bases between rebels are under siege, and an occasional large-scale battle between entire sectors erupts. This is the Revelation War.
The constant destruction causes a technological stand-still for the rebels. The war on VEGA is more-or-less insignificant, but the Revelation War lasts for hundreds of years. There is no more sense of rebel unity between all. Mystery Voice is not heard from for a long time. His last message: "KNOW YOUR ENEMY."