Chapter One

They find you. Whether you were sitting at a bar on a backwater space bar or were just docking your vessel into the embassy, they find you. Three individuals - two clearly bodyguards of the third - approach you and hand you a simple holoslate. Before you are able to respond or react, they vanish into the depths of the station. You try to find them, but are unable to. Later, when you are somewhere private, you pull out the holoslate. It glints at you, shuddering to life. A white logo appears on the screen, blinking ever so slightly as you shift to watch. A message flashes into view.

To whom it may concern,

We are the Department of Protected Inhabited Planets. Your name precedes you and we have taken notice. We have determined that due to your unique abilities and specialties, you are well suited to a particular project we have been undertaking for several years.

If you agree to assist us, you will be in complete control of a colony of natives on a newly discovered planet that we have obtained authority over. You will be given ample resources and equipment to research your colony of natives as you wish.

Please respond via the hyperlink if you wish to proceed with this arrangement.

Stay Vigilant,

Every colony has its own unique story for how it started. Some Researchers know what they want to do with their colonies from the start, others just roll with the punches.

Welcome to Xiunus: Chapter One.


Some story mode prompts may have different requirements, but standard requirements are as follows:

  • Focus Colonists: Minimum 7 experience, including at least one background.
  • Minimum Focus Colonists: One.
  • Maximum Focus Colonists: Three.