The third and last discovery fleet of the first generation of HDC ships leaving their home solar systems arrives, far from the connection point. was the second smallest, but most well equipped for nearly everything but fighting. There were multiple science vessels, a 2 km long carrier, but it didn't carry any dedicated fighters, escorted by only 3 frigates and 5 corvettes. The proud of the fleet was a prototype ship, with no weapons, but many factories and other production facilities. It was around 1km long, but it could use materials of nearly any kind, to build ships, or extend itself, using many smaller mining and construction ships. They arrived at the wanted location: A star, only orbited by a big asteroid belt, and a large gas planet, which's gravity prevented the asteroids from forming a planet. The fleet flew right to the outer asteroids of the belt. after coming into range, there flew swarms of small and big mining ships out of the carrier. After all where out, a bigger, ship came out of it. It looks weird, and is not build for combat in any way. It goes flies to the nearest asteroid, which was only around 200 meters by itself, and started extending long, antenna like pipes to the side. The factory ship docs onto it. The first mining ship get back and deliver materials to the factory ship. The factory ship "consumes" them, and gives out usable materials to the other ship, which now begins to construct a massive objects, many times its size.
<Rules: 1. first try to communicate, than shoot 2. Say what kind of weapons you fire and where, but the other one has to tell the damage, because he knows his armor/shields better 3rd. you can join anytime, all the time>