This short-story is part of the Ardent Seas universe, and will likely appear in the game itself in some form.
The Battle over Pyrios was a 4 hours long space battle that took place in the year 172 A.L. (After Landfall), part of 'Operation: Egg Dance', a joint civilian-military effort to evacuate the Human colony on Pyrios back to Tenorra. The belligerents in the fight were the Pyrios Colonial Guard and the Tenorran Air Force on the friendly side, and the alien Ravagers on the opposing side.
The humans went into the fight with two Stratocruiser aerospace warships; four Raptor-I class planetary defense cruisers; two Raptor-II class planetary defense cruisers; two STS-117 class Space Shuttles, modified to carry nuclear warheads; six Guardian Star-class X-Ray laser weapon satellites; twentyfive cargo rockets, modified to act as surface-to-space nuclear anti-ship missiles; and at least six anti-asteroid railgun satellites. Not counting all of the civilian spacecraft: S