The exact details of Operation: Conquest are unknown, but it apparently involves the Space Colony ARK, fourteen satellites, and the Master Emerald. By the time of Team Dark's arrival on Angel Island in search of Eclipse the Darkling, he had already gained control of the first two elements of his plan. He also suggested moving the Master Emerald to a G.U.N. facility in hopes of gaining the jewel for his plan. Unfortunately for Julian, the plan hit a snag when Knuckles the Echidna was forced to shatter the Master Emerald, thus putting his plans on hold until Knuckles had reassembled the jewel.