Force Majeure is the ninth episode of the first season of VAST. It is the first episode featuring the crew of the Avalon since the events of Third Arm Stellar Survival Directory (part 2). It was the last episode of the season to feature Kate Leth.

Plot synopsis

The Avalon recovers from being hurtled through space after the destruction of Cyryn 7-20, minus their science officer This Might Be a Good Idea, but with the addition of an unintended stowaway - Noble Defender.

Instead of allowing the Avalon to retrieve their lost crew member, the Pac-Ha order the Avalon to Thoreceus where a humanitarian crisis is underway. New and old crew members are forced to work together to safeguard the local species, whilst the mystery of Sira's past catches up with her.


Non-Player Characters

  • Unnamed Pac-Ha
  • Tom Rampel
  • Lieutenant Tagar Kotar Opara
  • Farda Orbholder
  • Deenin Allchild
  • Nerva the Unbidden

Notes & trivia

  • Force Majeure is a common clause in contracts that essentially frees both parties from liability or obligation when an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the parties, such as a war, strike, riot, crime, or an event described by the legal term act of God (hurricane, flood, earthquake, volcanic eruption, etc.), prevents one or both parties from fulfilling their obligations under the contract.
  • The introduction to the show featured a bartender, Kelly, who had made drinks for the crew, as invented by Vastronaut Shaex5, who also appeared via Skype to explain how the drinks were created.
  • This was the last episode for Kate Leth, though the story allows for her character Sira the Unbidden to return in the future.