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It could also be that with all the primal life, its hard to Keep it defoliated. Turn your back and there's a zillion saplings again.

There would be a unique irony if destroying the aurin planet also destroyed the dominion timber market and sent their economy into chaos.
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Now that's an interesting thought. They moved on and after a few months, turned around and went "Oh hell....it's back already?!"
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I don't see where they used the trees for timber. It really did look like they were clear cutting/killing everything and creating protein cubes and then drilling for things like fuel. (which is stupid because no one uses fossil fuels in this universe, so I don't know what else they're drilling for).
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In the space of a mere week three continents had been defoliated, with much of the resulting detritus already compacted into protein modules.
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The only disappointment was the soil being too rich to support the construction of factories. Arboria's crust was fecund to a depth their deepest drills had yet to ascertain. But they certainly no longer lacked fuel.

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The ashen clouds were at least traversable, compared to the pools of sludge that were steadily forcing his passage higher. At first he'd taken it for mud, but when one caught flame, he realized it was sap, oceans of it, already congealing to organic mortar.

It could be there there's a time/space anomaly keeping the Reapers glassing the same area over and over.

Or it could be that there's not real logic to this currently and we have to wait for something to be explained.
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Well, if they're going back to any planet Arboria is the most likely. The fact that "homeworlds" was mentioned in one of the streams points to it as well. Though, that's hard to say 100% for sure on, there is other evidence that supports it though.

For one, it's the only habitable planet nearby that's known. It apparently hasn't been turned into a parking lot completely and, finally, the Aurin are the only ones with something to really go back to at all as far as Exiles go.

how so? Gnox is still there and I think not being reaped and harvested like Arboria is? And the Mordesh homeworld is still there too, preserved under quarantine...

But if they go back to homeworlds, I'd figure it might not be literally going back there, but maybe some sort of portal into the past, or a simulation of the events that triggered the stories of each race. Would make more sense imho...
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how so? Gnox is still there and I think not being reaped and harvested like Arboria is? And the Mordesh homeworld is still there too, preserved under quarantine...

But if they go back to homeworlds, I'd figure it might not be literally going back there, but maybe some sort of portal into the past, or a simulation of the events that triggered the stories of each race. Would make more sense imho...

Arboria is the closest, would only take 7 years to get there from Nexus. It's also the only planet that's currently under siege. The Dominion were completely driven out of Gnox and the surrounding space by the sounds of it, not to mention it's likely a great deal farther to get to. Grismara is a wasteland of the ravenous and probably even farther away from Nexus.

A simulation would be cheap, in my mind, to say the least. We already do enough of that on Nexus. Something new would be necessary by that point I would believe. Of course, we all could stay on Nexus and the Gas Giant could be access too, but if homeworlds are involved? I'm banking on Arboria, it's the only logical choice.
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Arboria is the closest, would only take 7 years to get there from Nexus.

According to the latest timeline the Ravaging started in 1656 and the Aurin evac happened in 1658. Dorian Walker didn't "borrow" the Blue Horizon until after the evac and discovered Nexus in 1658. The trip from Arborian space is probably measured in months especially considering that Walker didn't take a straight path.

Now it wouldn't surprise me if the trip from Cassus took several years. That would explain how the Exiles managed to gain a foothold on Nexus.

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Grismara is a wasteland of the ravenous and probably even farther away from Nexus.

The feeling I got there was that they were fairly close to Cassus. If not then the blockade, which never made sense in the first place, sounds even more insane.

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A simulation would be cheap, in my mind, to say the least. We already do enough of that on Nexus. Something new would be necessary by that point I would believe. Of course, we all could stay on Nexus and the Gas Giant could be access too, but if homeworlds are involved? I'm banking on Arboria, it's the only logical choice.

Something in the back of my mind about Pyra (the shielded 2nd moon) links it with the Redmoon Terror (flagship of the Redmoon Marauders). Agreed about sims and Arboria.
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Well, the Dominion fleet was already close to Arboria, if not there already. Whey else would the Exiles send the main fleet to distract them? The new stories definitely screw with time a good bit, nothing of it makes sense at all, but that's for another thread.

If Arboria is that close to Nexus, then it would make even more sense for that to be to logical homeworld to visit even more so anyway.
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Well the Dominion Task Force that was chasing the Exiles, sure. How much of the Dominion Navy was committed to that is unclear. I'm speculating only between 10 and 25% because there are other actors in the galaxy (Marauders, Cartel, Ikthians, the Grismara blockade, rebellions etc.) that need attention.

Regardless the fraction It is unlikely that the Arkship(s) carrying Dominion settlers were attached to the Task Force. While the Task Force probably harried the Exiles in the early months or years it's obvious they didn't have the will or the capability to rout the Exiles from Nexus. By the time the Dominion colonization force (Arkships, their escorts and likely additional fleet elements) arrived the Exiles are too entrenched.

Hrm... that suggests some questions to add to the "Ask Pappy" thread.
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Further, defoliated, could of been something more along the lines of introducing an airborn 'agent orange' esque thing, rather than wholesale giant-machine-runs-over -ness.
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Pretty sure space travel is measured in months, not years. As for the dominion, I think it took them sometime to learn about Nexus, giving the exiles enough time to settle down and fortify Thayd.
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