Vernon Tar, born in 2402, was an explorer who made the first contact with an alien civilization, the Banu[1].


In 2438, Vernon was scanning the Davien system for any undiscovered jump points when he saw a ship on his radar. Assuming it was a competing explorer, he opened fire. Only later Vernon realized, that he just attacked an alien ship. He reported this to the UNE forces who diplomatically calmed down the shocked Banu, thus avoiding an interstellar war.

The truth about this incident was recorded by general Neal Socolovich and kept secret. In the official news report Contact!, Vernon Tar was glorified as a hero[1].


  1. 1.0 1.1   Time Capsule icon 37x15.png 2438: Hello on RSI Website (wiki article