At the outset of the Union of Judgement’s war against TIE, countless hundreds of ships varying in size, role, and armament, departed from War Pact territory towards the very opposite end of the galaxy. This came as no surprise to anyone, rightly so, but anyone who was keeping a keen eye on force declarations would note an entire special services fleet with a disproportionately large attachment of engineering vessels apparently disappeared en route.
Though entirely clandestine to the galaxy at large, this fleet had a very specific destination. The area of space in E.Q-3 once known as the Acari constellation; a place cosmically brief in its beauty, now entirely invisible to the naked eye, and very very deadly. The fate of this cluster was beyond a one in a million chance, and one would be hard pressed to point out a similar event anywhere in the universe, let alone the galaxy. Singularities, not 2, not 3, but 5, had taken to a terminal orbit around each other, and took a whole star cluster with them in the process. Even years later the obscure natural disaster was still ongoing, the black holes slingshotting around each other at month-long rates.
It was this phenomenon that the VWP had concluded as a diamond mine of scientific data. The opportunity to witness reality at its fundamentals as it was torn apart by obscene forces was far too much to pass up on, let alone fall into the hands of others.
The splinter fleet’s mission was to construct research facilities in and around the site, capable of not only observing the physics in excessive detail, but flee from danger should it become necessary. Over the course of its slow but certain development and expansion, the other UoJ member states were invited to partake in the endeavour, adding their own funding and insight to the project that would come to be known as DS-12.
The emplacement was now fully operational, though buried in secrecy. Brilliant minds from all across the VWP, GBE, and UEG gathered to operate the very cutting edge of scientific equipment that all had to offer. The wealth of data at their fingertips promised great breakthroughs in particle mechanics, gravitational manipulation, and antimatter technologies, just to name a few. However, none who visited were at liberty to discuss the subject with anyone other than their direct superiors. The area itself was patrolled by the very same splinter fleet of VSA special services ships that built it, its engineering attaché long since departed.