Located off the coast of Deradune, Crimson Isle has been neither explored nor colonized by the Dominion because of its remote location, rocky terrain and deadly wildlife. But recent long-range scans from the Arkship Destiny have revealed some tantalizing details that may soon require further investigation.
The southwest region of the island is a scattering of isolated, rocky beaches. Most of these are infested by the vicious scrab, a native organism known for its deadly sting and nasty disposition. Scrab make their nests just beneath the surface, and are infamous for bursting from the sand and attacking unsuspecting victims. In fact, the sheer abundance of these nests was the primary reason the Dominion’s initial exploration team deemed the region uninhabitable.
Further inland, reconnaissance scans have discovered an unidentified settlement. Although clear visuals of the region are difficult to acquire due to frequent dust storms, imagery seems to show a ramshackle collection of primitively constructed dwellings inhabited by a group of unclassified humanoids. Bio-phase scans have revealed the existence of a number of mass graves, with skeletal remains displaying unnatural mutation. Collegium analysts have posited this mysterious group is indigenous to Nexus, but further data about them is currently unavailable.
In the northwest corner of the island, readings seem to indicate energy signatures that are consistent with Eldan technology, although it has been difficult to determine its exact nature. Unfortunately, recent attempts to scan this region at higher resolutions have been unsuccessful due to anomalous signal interference. In light of these strange new developments, the Dominion military plans the deployment of a covert strike team to investigate. Depending on what they discover, more direct and decisive action may be required.