a campaign I was working on aaaaaaaages
ago (around 2003) that I thought I'd post here just to get the ball rolling on this thread again. Because this thread is awesome.Return of Conquest
The GTVA finds a giant Ancient installation in the very far orbit of Altair. At first it seems, like most Ancient technology, to be a derelict. However when they get nearer and begin exploring it, it begins to come to life. A subspace anomaly erupts in its belly, and suddenly a dozen Knossos portals warp in nearby. The GTVA quickly deploy combat assets in response to this strange behavior, anticipating possible Shivan activity.
Instead of Shivans, ANCIENTS COME OUT AND START KILLING EVERYTHING. Turns out the Ancient installation was actually a time-stasis-machine thing that kept a group of Ancient warships in an alternate dimension where time stays still until it was activated, at which point the Ancients can emerge and begin building their empire again.
Then the Shivans show up again. Really the plot didn't extend further than that since I was making it up as I went along.
I used the Pyrgos for the Ancient installation and a load of Ancient ships from INFR1, plus a lot of crappy mods.