As I pass by massive structures, with unknown functions and goals, I see their guardians, the sleeper drones come to live and give me chase, executing millennia old routines to safeguard their masters and their structures.
Damaged Sleeper Structure
And yet, we capsuleers raid these sites with near impunity, disregarding the damage we wreck upon this strange advanced civilisation. We plunder it for the data we can retrieve, for the advanced materials and technology we can salvage to keep building our strategic cruisers and improving Dust Merc technology.
And in our greed we leave behind a trail of destruction and desolation among the Sleeper civilisation, hundreds, even thousands of structures raided and plundered, their sleeper guardians perished as they were unable to overcome our aggression.
Capsuleers raiding a Sleeper Site
But what if they awake someday? What can we expect when Sleeper drones no longer stick to defend their own sites, but under the influence of their awakened masters start to cooperate, no longer defending sites, but entire systems?
In the end, we know nothing of the advanced technology an awakened Sleeper civilisation can field, but we do know they are much more advanced than us... Much of their technology is still a mystery to us and the little we can duplicate are merely crude versions of the original...
Should this day of Awakening come, then let the Winds be with us as then we'll see the full might and power of Sleeper technology and their wrath will be terrifying but justified.
Then desolation might visit us in return...