This is a spart ops I thought would be cool as an entire story.
Resonantly a message was received sent about 20 years ago from the Spirit of fire, a ship thought to be lost. It was a SOS suggesting it was in danger from when it was sent out. SO by following the trail it left oh so long ago to find its destination we may final know if it was truly lost with all hands.
You will encounter a new faction known as the Entrenched (human and grunt Farmers who live on the newly established harvest), The covenant Pirates in space over the glassed planet of Arcadia, The flood on the remains of the Shield world, and last entire legions of jackals on the jackals home world.
I think that would be enough to tell a good story
DO you think it would be a good idea?