|Time period:||3136 - 3144|
The Vega Protectorate was a proto-state that arose on Vega in December 3136 from a mix of native authorities and Clan Ghost Bear warriors. Expanding to include several other former Republic worlds, the Protectorate existed as a satellite state of the Rasalhague Dominion before being absorbed by the latter in June 3144.
During the Blackout, Vega, the capital of Prefecture I of the Republic of the Sphere, endured an attack on its HPG, while 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 that the attack on government was the work of agents of the Draconis Combine attempting to retake their lost planets.
Omega Galaxy easily destroyed the warlords, but later found themselves fighting a guerrilla war, facing an enemy always growing, and a population more hostile every day. During this, a new philosophy started spreading among 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 planning to invade the planet, and she took the only possible decision: she joined the Freeminders, marrying her lover, the Vegan temporary governor, Vincent Florala. 
The joint forces of the Bears and Vegans, with the unexpected assistance of the mercenary group 12th Vegan Rangers under a contract from Jacob Bannson, defeated the invasion, and announced the formation of the new state indirectly protected by the Clan Ghost Bear, the Vega Protectorate. 
Due to the Vega Protectorate’s independence, 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 among the Vegan population, particularly after the Dominion began shipping Freeminders off to the Protectorate. 
After existing for several years as a client state and trading partner of Rasalhague, the Protectorate was finally absorbed into the Dominion in 3144 when the latter annexed the isolated Lyran Commonwealth worlds between the two states. Even after the merger the former Protectorate enjoyed a high level of autonomy within the Dominion, and even added four nearby worlds. 
- Era Report: 3145, p. 19, "Timeline of Events (cont.)
- Era Report: 3145, p. 24, "Timeline of Events (cont.)
- "Trial by Chaos, p. 1"
- "Trial by Chaos, p. 264"
- "Trial by Chaos, p. 290"
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 164, "Omega Galaxy"
- Era Report: 3145, p. 72