A bright light and shining portal appeared in the space not far off from the space station, at least comparatively. However, before the Imperials onboard their battlecruiser had finished their initial cheers of reinforcements, a dread shape began to push it's way through, agonizingly slowly. A giant sphere, larger than any Imperial ship meant for battle, and as large as many freighters, even, was what began to reveal itself as it creeped through the portal. As it continued to force it's way through, out of the Warp and once more into real space, a crackling voice, somehow simultaneously guttural and squawking, sounded over the remaining communications arrays within the Orbital.
*tchk* "This is High Shaper Raal'Up Gek, on the Warsphere Ku'kara Bae Et, responding to the distress call given by this station. Boarding shuttles will be en route to provide assistance presently; estimated time to arrival is twenty-three rai'kor. Try to hold on for that long, you bastards." *tchk*
Within minutes, tiny silhouettes could be seen outlined against the unnatural brightness of the Warp portal, and yet the craft was barely halfway through. It was exceedingly obvious by this point to any present that the Kroot had made some major modifications non-typical for their kind to this particular Warsphere. It was almost completely round, rather than indented in a ring like most, though it seemed to be hollow within that area. Additionally, the design had many obvious Tau influences not typically found on Warspheres of any sort. Railguns, Ion Cannons, and hangar bays were like windows upon the Ku'kara's surface, so numerous were they. What the Imperials didn't know was that there were not simply Kroot on the ship, and the Kroot there were not as tech-phobic as many of their kind; personalized fighters, strangely effective despite their ragtag appearance, began to flood out of the hangars, along with Barracudas and Mantas alike. Some began to head towards the station with their Kroot counterparts, but a great deal made a beeline for the Imperial vessels, falling into formations as they drew closer. Though the Warsphere was incredibly slow, even for it's massive size, and too far away from the main battle for it's weapon batteries to come into play very soon, it had scores upon scores of fighter craft, bomber craft, and Tau Cadres within it, and the boarding shuttles to put them to use, though this was a tactic atypical for the Tau.
Meanwhile, the High Shaper waited for the vessel to enter realspace fully, before he would allow himself to join the fighting personally. It had been such a very long time since he had been able to taste gue'la flesh...