Discovery of unfriendly ancients, a Pirate spaceport and the "space lobsters"; Giant Kaltor.
Our intrepid, young colony continues to build ships and grow its base of operations, while some of its exploration ships have discovered The Ancients who we've been warned is not friendly and to stay away from a star system they profess to watch over.
We've also discovered what could be a base of operation for one of the three Pirate Factions we've met so far, in a nearby star system. They've also seen fit to build a mining station on the outskirts of our home solar system.
There is also an asteroid field that appears abundant in resources, but also in a giant race of lobster-like creatures known as Giant Kaltors that have already destroyed a few of our ships.
These creatures may need taken care of soon, as they are damaging to our fledgling colony and they lie directly inbetween us and the outskirts of our solar system, where Pirates have set up their mining base.
In the next episode, I may try turning some automation off, for the first time, and try to clear the asteroid field of the Giant Kaltor.