The Kepler IV was the first colonial ship sent beyond the Earth System to Demeter. It’s crew were not put into a drug induced coma, and the five year trip out of linear order drove the crew of ten thousand insane. Upon leaving FTL travel, the crew came face to face with the normal linear universe again. Unable to process the new information, the crew turned on each other and eventually detonated the Kepler IV’s main reactor, causing a chain reaction that destroyed the ship.
A single light craft made it to Demeter. The life support systems failed en route, but the automated pilot landed the craft on Demeter with an active distress beacon and videos depicting the tragedies that befell the crew of the Kepler IV. The events were the inspiration for the founding of the ESF.