|Courage, Talos, Cygnus, E-Erandi, Callimachus, Vespus, Orestes
Ella is a star system in the Sol Sector and a major territory of the Terran Confederation. It is a densely-populated system and hosts a number of civilian facilities, including the massive Ella Superbase.
During the Border Worlds Conflict of 2673, Union of Border Worlds forces from the BWS Intrepid were investigating illegal Confederation activity in the Border Worlds. They discovered that Admiral Geoffrey Tolwyn was leading a faction known as the Black Lance to instigate a war between the Confederation and the Union of Border Worlds. Desperate to stop him, they tracked his flagship, the TCS Vesuvius, to the Sol System. However, in order to reach Earth before Tolwyn, they needed to take a shorter route through the Ella System.
While in Ella, the Intrepid travellled past the Ella Superbase, which was a civilian facility. It had to be decided whether it was more practical to either destroy the facility and avoid detection, or to bypass it completely. Ultimately, Colonel Christopher Blair refrained from destroying the facility and had the Intrepid bypass the station, fighting a running battle against Confederation forces through to the Talos system.