The Capture of Kumeclite
The Capture of Kumeclite was the first contact that Terrians had with the Vaniak. 17 Vaniak warships attacked the Terrian Colony and jungle planet of Kumeclite. There were 2.3 million colonized on Kumeclite at the time. When the Vaniak Battalion Jumped into the system Commander Elena Milford, who was the colony's elected leader, hailed the Vaniak ships. The Vaniak didn't respond to the hail and continued toward the planet. The Commander warned that if the fleet did not identify itself and approached the planet that they would be shot down. The fleet blocked the message and reached orbit around Kumeclite.
One of the artillery batteries fired a warning shot off the lead ship's bow, the fleet did not change course or identify itself. The planetary militia was mobilized and engaged the fleet hoping to scare them off. The fleet easily destroyed the militia and began bombing the surface, 2 Vaniak ships were damaged by the artillery batteries but within 3 hours all the artillery batteries were destroyed. The Vaniak began a surface invasion and suffered minimal loses, after 2 days the colony surrendered. The Vaniak publicly executed the Commander and then executed the remaining colonists.
The Capture of Dechoanov
Dechoanov is a rocky planet with a thin atmosphere that is unbreathable, at the time the Terrian Colony on the surface was home to 300,000 colonists. A Vaniak Battalion of 3 ships Jumped into the system and refused to respond to any hails. The colony was to small to have a militia and only had 2 artillery batteries, they were only able to fire for 2 minutes before they were destroyed. The habitat domes were bombed and they breached, killing all the colonists.
The Capture of Xolnov
Xolnov is a large water planet with a few hundred small islands dotting it's surface, at the time it was a Terrian Colony that was home to 1.6 million colonists. A Vaniak Battalion of 12 warships Jumped into the system, the Commander of the colony Captain Damion Michel had heard rumors of a strange alien fleet that was destroying Terrian Colonies. He hailed the fleet and when they did not respond he ordered the mobilization of the militia and for the artillery batteries to be loaded.
The fleet reached orbit and the colony fired on them, 3 ships were damaged and the colony's militia was destroyed. After 3 days the batteries were destroyed and the fleet started a ground invasion, the Vaniak suffered heavy casualties but the colonists surrendered after 8 days of fighting. Commander Michel was arrested and taken aboard the Vaniak's lead ship were he was tortured for information and then executed. The remaining colonists were also executed.
The Capture of Simorix
Simorix is a small forest planet, at the time it was a Terrian Colony and was home to 800,000 colonists. A Vaniak fleet of 6 warships Jumped into the system and approached Simorix while ignoring hails. Commander Michael Evans had received a destress alert from the colony on Xolnov 2 weeks earlier and had alerted Terrian High Command to the threat, they had dispatched the 31st Task Force made of 3 Frigates and 2 Destroyers. However the 31st Task Force had stumbled across a pack of Gorgenian pirates and were in the process of exterminating them.
Because of this Simorix was completely without reinforcements or support from Terra. As the fleet approached Simorix Commander Evans issued a evacuation order across the entire planet and ordered the artillery batteries to fire as soon as the Vaniak came into range. The militia was also mobilized and was placed in upper orbit to defend the colony. The fleet made contact and had completely destroyed the militia in 2 hours, the batteries finished off 1 ship and damaged 2 others before they were destroyed. Commander Evans ordered the colony's nuclear warhead to be armed and aimed at the fleet, he then boarded a transport and fled the planet. The nuke was remotely fired before the Vaniak landed on the surface and destroyed 1 ship and critically damaged another. The remaining fleet split in half, 2 continued to bomb the surface and the other 2 pursued the escape ships, all the transports were destroyed and no one survived the battle.
The Massacre of Vrarehr
As a result of this genocide Terrian High Command ordered 60 Battalions, which is 300 ships, to attack the Vaniak fleet and halt their advance. Under the command of General Ruben Foster the fleet located a large Vaniak fleet in the Vrarehr System, which is home to no life and only 3 rocky planets and a gas giant. General Foster ordered his fleet to split into 3 pieces and to Jump into the system at the same time from 3 deferent directions. The Terrian fleet did so and Jumped into the system, in the following battle the Vaniak were severely outnumbered but had advanced technology and the Terrians suffered heavy loses. The Terrians lost 86 ships and 170,000 troops, the Vaniak lost all 40 ships and 40,000 troops.
After 16 minutes a fully prepared fleet of 400 Vaniak ships Jumped into the system to respond the distress call, the Terrians lost 198 ships and were forced to retreat. After the battle was over the Terrians had lost 284 ships and 568,000 troops, the Vaniak had lost 97 ships and 97,000 troops. This was a crushing defeat for the Terrians and is considered worst military defeat in their history. General Foster resigned from public office and was booed off the stage. The Terrian Command declared a Galactic Emergency and called on their allies, the Turukai were quick to respond and supplied what little ships they had.