"We have finally been
able to translate the data we downloaded from the alien pod.
It was launched from some kind of alien exploration vessel
called the NAGGAROK. Telemetry data indicates the NAGGAROK
came from outside the galaxy nearly a million years ago. It
was using an experimental hyperspace drive of immense power.
We are not clear on this next section, but the visual data
seems to be showing that the alien ship picked up some sort
life-form in Hyperspace. The organism we know as The Beast.
The alien explorers realized almost immediately the nature
of the creature and its potential for destruction if it was
let loose. They tried to trap it aboard their own ship by
destroying the engines and communications equipment. For all
we know, the original Beast is still out there somewhere.
Trapped in the NAGGAROK. Unfortunately for us, the sacrifice
of the alien explorers was undermined by their own skill at
ship design. As the drives were scuttled, the ship activated
a distress call routine that automatically ejected a beacon
pod. A pod that contained a tiny portion of the Beast
derelict vessel "Naggarok" is the source of the
Beast infection. It can consume entire enemy vessels with
its Phased Disassembler, though it can't do anything else
while it is "feeding" thus.
"For a million years we
have been trapped in this ship, listening to the
electromagnetic chatter of your tiny self/worlds. We know
you better than you know yourselves. Your enemies came to
use us and instead we shall use each other. In return for
their help, the ones known as Imperials will be given half
the galaxy. An ample return for repairing this ship's
systems and leading my children back to me."