|Time period:||3137 - 3145|
During the Blackout, Vega, the capital of Prefacture I of the Republic of the Sphere, endured an attacked it's HPG, at the same time a series of devastating attacks destroyed all of the planetary government. Vega was quickly engulfed in chaos and civil war. Later it was discovered than at least the attack on government was work of agents of the Draconis Combine attempting to retake their lost planets.
Omega Galaxy easily destroyed the warlords, but later they found fighting a guerrilla war, fighting an enemy always growing, and facing a population every day more hostile. Over this, a new philosophy started expanding between the Ghost Bears: the "Freeminders", who wanted their clan to join with the Inner Sphere people. Galaxy Commander of Omega, Isis Bekker found proof the Draconis Combine was to invade the planet, and she took the only possible decision: she joined the Freeminders, marrying with their lover, the Vegan temporary governor, Vincent Florala.  The joint forces of the Bears and Vegans, with the unexpected assistance of a mercenary group pay by Jacob Bannson defeated the invasion, and announced the formation of the new state indirectly protected by the clan Ghost Bear, the Vega Protectorate.  While the Vega Protectorate was independent, Omega was starved of supplies by the Rasalhague Dominion, and the little new equipment it was able to obtain consisted largely of salvage or equipment purchased from Clan Sea Fox. When the First Vega Regulars successfully fought off an invasion by the Twelfth Falcon Jaegers in 3142 they not only achieved a notable victory - they also secured valuable salvage.
Whilst Omega lacked equipment, it had no problem attracting recruits from amongst the Vegan population, particularly after the Dominion began shipping Freeminders into the Protectorate. Omega's supply lines improved after the Vega Protectorate, who then had eighteen systems, including Vega, was absorbed into the Dominion and became a semi-autonomous province, but soon recovered their full strength.
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 19
- "Trial by Chaos, p. 1"
- "Trial by Chaos, p. 264"
- "Trial by Chaos, p. 290"
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 164, "Omega Galaxy"