Commander Ameer: What do you know about ethereals, fleshling?
You undoubtedly view us all in the same light, oblivious to the conflicts and struggles between the differing factions.
Perhaps it is time for an introduction. I am Commander Ameer of the Protectorate – also your only hope of resolving the infestation of both void creature and Ethereum in this area.
> What are Ethereum?
Commander Ameer: The Ethereum were the ruling class of ethereal on my homeworld of K’aresh. Tragically, we were forced to evacuate K’aresh shortly before the void lord, Dimensius, unleashed his void armies upon the world and utterly decimated all that stood in his way. For this act, the Ethereum vowed vengeance. They have been tracking Dimensius ever since …
The Protectorate, however, were not a reaction to Dimensius. We were a reaction to Ethereum.
> I don’t understand. What do you mean, Ameer?
Commander Ameer: The Ethereum have grown dark … twisted. Vengeance has become their only recourse and any that would stand in their way or not join their cause are considered enemies. Many saw that the Ethereum were plummeting into madness and left. Several of the Nexus-Princes of the Ethereum council abandoned the Ethereum to form other groups and factions with different goals. The Consortium are one such example of an off-shoot group. The Protectorate another …
> So what is your purpose?
Commander Ameer: We feel that the Ethereum are as great a threat to our existence as Dimensius. Both must be stopped …
> I think I understand now. Can I help with any of this? The Ethereum and void creatures are a threat to our survival as well.
Directly south of here you will find the Ethereum Staging Grounds. The Ethereum are there, preparing for something … Perhaps an assault on Ultris.
We can’t take any chances, though. Break through their perimeter defenses and take out their training facility.
Once you’ve destroyed their soldiers and Captain Zovax, locate Ethereum transponder Zeta and use it to establish contact with me to get your next set of orders.
Commander Ameer wants you to kill 5 Ethereum Assassins, 5 Ethereum Soldiers, 2 Ethereum Researchers and Captain Zovax, then activate Ethereum Transponder Zeta. Rewards: 6g 90S