2267, April 25th: Scion Empire forces launched their assault on the Joss Research station and sustained heavy casualties. An armor column with the Empire's toughest tank, the Mammoth tank, was destroyed in the attack. However, after noticing the possibility of defeat, the SE commander ordered the 33rd to use suicide tactics. They stormed the facility in waves, blew up the shield generators, and themselves with it. With the shield generators destroyed Admiral Plutarch ordered the final destruction of the facility and every scientist inside. Although no one survived and the research of the wormhole technology destroyed, the AR still have a sufficient amount of Zyther stored secretly for future research; The SE have only delayed the AR's technological advancements.