Securing the Truth

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#10 [January 3303] Securing the Truth (CoR discover hidden bases from CG data)

Securing the Truth

The Formidine Rifters and The Children of Raxxla have started an operation to secure the discovered settlements in the Formidine Rift, the Conflux, and the Hawkins Gap areas. 

In a joint press conference the organizations stated that these settlements are of historical importance and should not be claimed by a single organization. The Formidine Rifters and The Children of Raxxla said they will secure the sites and regulate operations so that all factions will have a chance to perform research there.

“It’s thanks to the galactic community that we have discovered these settlements.” A spokeswoman for the organizations said. “The Children of Raxxla will keep their promise. They will protect the sites and keep them open to everyone. We ask the interested parties to cooperate with us on-site so we can uncover the history and purpose of these settlements together. We have the right to know our own history. Our true history.”

– Formidine Rifters and Children of Raxxla Public Outreach.

Hawkin’s Gap (ERP 001): 

System: PLAA AEC IZ-N C20-1
Beacon around: A
Rally Point (settlement) on: A1A
ALPHA SETTLEMENT FOUND by CMDR Raktavijan 15th Jan 3303:
25.0029, 21.5814 Logistical outpost: Discovery and flybyand Map

Message Logs

Hawkins Gap Alpha Mission 1/4
Expedition Log: 21/08/3270
“Damn we’ve come a long way. I really should have looked at the galactic map before I signed up for this. Weeks of endless travel and hyperspace jumps just to get into the vicinity of the place, and that’s before we get down to the work.”

Hawkins Gap Alpha Mission 2/4
Expedition Log: 29/08/3270
“Cargo hold is rammed full of strange tech. Looks like a bunch of satellites to me, but it’s all hush hush. Normal crew like me ain’t allowed anywhere near them. Don’t know what they’re for, other than we have to drop them off in very specific locations. Weird, eh?”

Hawkins Gap Alpha Mission 3/4
Expedition Log: 15/09/3270
“Bored rigid now, can’t wait to turn around and go home. I don’t care how good the money is, nothing is worth this tedium. We haven’t even started the return journey yet… Randomius Factoria – save me!”

Hawkins Gap Alpha Mission 4/4
Expedition Log: 13/10/3270
“Still, it could be worse! I could have pulled the Formidine Rift gig. Rumour is they’re having to double up on ships for that one as the crews are going void-mad and ejecting themselves into space becuase they’ve seen ghosts. Word is there’s something out there.”

System: PLAA AEC XZ-Z B41-0
Beacon around: A1
Rally Point (settlement) on: 2
BETA SETTLEMENT FOUND by CMDR Britain 27th Jan 3303
36.38, -12.71 Agricultural outpost: Discovery and flyby

Message Logs

Hawkin’s Gap Beta Mission 1/4
Expedition Log: 30/08/3270
“Strange mission this, though the pay is good. Nobody seems to know who’s footing the bill, but Sirius Corp is favourite. Whatever this trip is, it’s expensive. It’s also hush hush. Even the captain doesn’t know what we’re carrying and he’s not happy about it.”

Hawkin’s Gap Beta Mission 2/4
Expedition Log: 12/09/3270
“Big bust up today. Apparently this ship is flying without shields and without guns! We had an escort for the first few hundred light years, but then they peeled off and we’re on our own out here in the void! If we do come across anything nasty we’re going to have to hope we can run…”

Hawkin’s Gap Beta Mission 3/4
Expedition Log: 18/09/3270
“Not a happy ship. Crew is grumbling. Captain hasn’t been seen for weeks. Cargo bay is guarded by these very unfriendly types. Don’t know what they’re protecting, but it’s enough to get a man killed over, that’s for sure.”

Hawkin’s Gap Beta Mission 4/4
Expedition Log: 1/10/3270
“Cargo dropped. Turned about and on our way back to civilisation. What it was, nobody knows and nobody is asking. It’s a bit more relaxed now, whatever that cargo was it was something important. Can’t see what use it would be this far out, but maybe someone knows something we don’t…”

System: PLAA AEC TT-B B41-3
Beacon around: B1
Rally Point (settlement) on: B2
GAMMA SETTLEMENT FOUND by CMDR Nodus Cursorius 21st Jan 3303
-9.3229, -103.8591 – Agricultural outpost: Discovery and flyby

Message Logs

Hawkin’s Gap Gamma Mission 1/4
Expedition Log: 30/08/3270
“Beautiful part ofthe galaxy this, really dense clusters of stars, pretty much halfway to the core. Been one long trip though. We’re out here dropping off a series of beacons. Randomius knows what for, but they’re paying, so no questions asked!”

Hawkin’s Gap Gamma Mission 2/4
Expedition Log: 12/09/3270
“Funny Thing is, I’ve asked a few of the other hands about this mission and no one seems to know who’s behind it. We all picked up bulletin board adverts promising big credits for a long haul and kind of just ended up on board. Not sure it it’s the Feds, the Imps or the Alliance. Still, credits are credits!”

Hawkin’s Gap Gamma Mission 3/4
Expedition Log: 18/09/3270
“Arrived on site today. Bunch of guys had to go EVA to drop off the beacons. We’re jumping around a bunch of systems here in the gap. One of the Beacons activated all on its own, started squawking some weird code before it got switched off. We were told we hadn’t heard anything.”

Hawkin’s Gap Gamma Mission 4/4
Expedition Log: 01/10/3270
“I’m logging this, but I shouldn’t be. Bunch of guys were talking about the beacons yesterday and then there was a mysterious accident in the airlock – they’re all dead! Feeling aboard is mutinous. Just want to get back home. I ain’t doing no top secret missions again, that’s for sure.”

System: PLAA AEC RY-B B41-1
Beacon around: A
Rally Point (settlement) on: 2B
DELTA SETTLEMENT FOUND by CMDR Baton on 18th Jan 3303
50.9203, -155.0895 – Research outpost: Discovery and Flyby

Message Logs

Expedition Log: 30/08/3270
“This is a bigger operation than I thought it was. A massive fleet of Anacondas all prepped for long endurance travel out to the edge of beyond. No ships have markings, no emblems, no political affiliation. Somebody with deep pockets must be paying for this, but who ?”

Expedition Log: 12/09/3270
“Judging by the way the fleet deployed I would say there were three main destinations, all a long way outside of the core worlds. We got our orders today, we’re making for a zone called “Hawkin’s Gap”. It’s a seriously long way, not even the explorers have been out this way before. Strange mission.”

Expedition Log: 18/09/3270
“Our little armada split up today, so we’re on our own now. Just us and the void. Still a lot of speculations as to what we’re doing. Cargo hold is full, that I don’t know. My guess is some kind of deep space survey, but I can’t figure out why we’d need to be so far out …” 

Expedition Log: 01/10/3270
“Cargo is being deployed. A series of artefacts of some kind. The handling bods aren’t part of the ship’s crew, so we don’t know what they’re doing. Captain has told us to turn a blind eye and wait for them to be done.”

Conflux (ERP 002): 

System: PRU AESCS TY-J A64-1
Beacon around: 1
Rally Point (settlement) on: 3
ALPHA SETTLEMENT FOUND by CMDR Robbie Junior 23rd Feb 3303:
-66.47, -56.13 Discovery Details : Here

Message logs

Conflux Alpha Mission 1/4
Expedition Log: 21/08/3270
“So we’ve hauled right out into unexplored territory. Heading corewards, doubt anyone has been this far before. Star density is rising fast, the galaxy looks pretty amazing from this vantage point”.

Conflux Alpha Mission 2/4
Expedition Log: 30/08/3270
“We’ve been tasked with dropping off these beacons. New tech it would seem. Looks like long range comms stuff to me, but I’m no expert. Can’t see why anyone would want a beacon this far out.”

Conflux Alpha Mission 3/4
Expedition Log: 17/09/3270
“Reckon I have it figured. We’re dropping these beacons around Earth-like worlds. Can’t be a coincidence. I guess it’s some kind of long term planning by someone. Not sure who’s paying for this gig. Best not to ask too many questions. They’re paying a proper wedge.”

Conflux Alpha Mission 4/4
Expedition Log: 14/10/3270
“Well, we’re done. Dropped off the last beacon today. It’s going to be a long old trip back to the core worlds. We’re thousands of light years out. Kind of wish we could keep going all the way to the core. Guess someone else will have that little bit of glory.”

System: PRU AESCS HW-S B31-2
Beacon around: A
Rally Point (settlement) on: CD1
BETA SETTLEMENT FOUND by CMDR TheTick 13th Jan 3303:
-7.2989, -35.9180 Discovery Details : Here

Message logs

Conflux Beta Mission 1/4
Expedition Log: 01/10/3270
“Witch-space once again. We’re almost to our destination in the Conflux area now. That’s odd… looks like… can’t be!
You can’t be interdicted in witch-space… that’s impossible! We’re back in normal space. Systems off-line, no power, what in Randomius is that…”

Conflux Beta Mission 2/4
Expedition Log: 30/08/3270
“Signed on for this one as I had the exploration bug, but we’re just jumping and jumping. We’re not staying in systems to survey, just refuelling as fast as we can and then it’s back into witch-space. We’re spending more time there than in real space. Someone is in a hurry.”

Conflux Beta Mission 3/4
Expedition Log: 12/09/3270
“Reminds me of what my father told me about witch-space. it’s haunted. There’s weird lights, shifting clouds, who knows what they are. Makes you wonder whether we should be out here at all. So much stuff we just don’t understand.”

Conflux Beta Mission 4/4
Expedition Log: 18/09/3270
“Witch-space is different out here, there’s something odd, those lights we were seeing are less frequent now, but they seem to be hanging around, almost as if they’re following us. Maybe I’m going nuts.”

System: PRU AESCS OI-K A64-0
Beacon around: 1
Rally Point (settlement) on: 1A
GAMMA SETTLEMENT FOUND by CMDR Sajime Chent-Shi 11th Feb 3303
64.2, 74.4 – Discovery

Message Logs

Conflux Gamma Mission 1/4
Expedition Log: 30/08/3270
“I’m just the navigator ouboard this ship. Never flown an Anaconda before, but it’s quite a beast. This one is stripped right down, just cargo space and jump capability. Nothing else. We had an escort to the edge of inhabited space, but our destination is right out there…”

Conflux Gamma Mission 2/4
Expedition Log: 12/09/3270
“Thousands of light years! Fortunately the ship has behaved itself. We’ve passed countless systems, but we’re not stopping to survey anything. I’ve just been asked to plot on as fast as we can go. We’re aiming for a zone known as the Conflux. It’s sure a long way out. Can’t help wondering why we’re doing this.”

Conflux Gamma Mission 3/4
Expedition Log: 18/09/3270
“So, we’re here now. Took as five months to reach this part of the galaxy. A team of hired spacers are out there now, dropping off some kind of cargo. Looks like beacons from what I can see, but some guy in uniform came and switched off the scanner. Best not ask too many questions. Might not be wise to be logging this to be honest…”

Conflux Gamma Mission 4/4
Expedition Log: 10/10/3270
“On our way back home again. Just dropped off whatever it was, turned about and started back. Five months out… probably five months back again. Managed a quick scan of the site when no one was looking. Definitely beacons. Why would anyone want a beacon right out here in the void is beyond me. Not my problem though!”

System: PRU AESCS NC-M D7-192
Beacon around: A2A or A
Rally Point (settlement) on: A3A
DELTA SETTLEMENT FOUND by CMDR’s Goliat and Baton 7th Feb 3303
-53.36 -48.91 – Discovery

Message Logs

Conflux Delta Mission 1/4
Expedition Log: 30/08/3270
“I’m just the engineer on this particular jaunt. I was advised to prep the ship for a seriously long haul into the void, so I’m loaded up with as many hyperdrive spares as I can cram in. When I asked why, the captain just responded with ‘Don’t ask’.”

Conflux Delta Mission 2/4
Expedition Log: 12/09/3270
“It’s putting a strain on the ship, that I can tell you. I’ve asked for some downtime so I can run some maintenance, but the captain says we have to hit a schedule. What can be quite so important a thousand light years from the nearest inhabited planet I can’t say, but we’re in a mighty rush.”

Conflux Delta Mission 3/4
Expedition Log: 18/09/3270
“I warned ’em. We blew the hyperdrive initiator coil jumping in today. Caused a right mess down here. Lots of collateral damage. Scanners are offline and the main generator is running hot. Can’t figure out why, looks like we’re in empty space, but the heat is fierce!”

Conflux Delta Mission 4/4
Expedition Log: 01/10/3270
“We figured it out. Gravity. We’ve dropped out near a neutron star. Can’t see it, but we can feel it. The ship is cooking around us. No way we can jump out before it gets us. We’re being pulled in. Odds are even as to whether the heat, gravity or magnetism kills us first. We’re jettisoning the logs, if anyone ever finds this… save yourselves! Beware the neutron star.”

Formidine Rift (ERP 003): 

System: EAFOTS EU-R C4-1
Beacon around: A
Rally Point (settlement) on: C2
ALPHA SETTLEMENT FOUND by CMDR Eadghe on 19th Jan 3303
-34.2057, -77.6673 – Discovery & Location Maps

Message Logs

Expedition Log: 21/08/3270
“Why the hell are we out here? No one seems to know. It’s taken months and still we’re not there. Wherever ‘there’ is. We’re dropping these beacons. Supposedly nobody knows what they’re for. If they do they ain’t telling. Makes no sense, there’s nothing out there… and who would come all this way anyway?”

Expedition Log: 28/08/3270
“We’re still travelling. Jump drive malfunctioned today, that made an interesting diversion. It’s going to take a while to fix. This area of space is g me out. Could have I heard some weird voices in the last jump. We are a long way from home. We’re struggling to plot a course now, we’re leaving the galactic arm and the jumps are getting longer.”

Expedition Log 07/09/3270
“Finally fixed the drive, more monotony. Can’t believe it’s nearly six months sice we set out from Riedquat. Did I say Riedquat? I meant Reorte. It’s getting to me, this endless emptiness. The guys are showing the strain. Three more months before we can turn and head back. The stars are thinning out, you can the whole galaxy just hanging there…”

Expedition Log 22/09/3270
“The darkness grows. The galaxy is faint and dim behind us. I’m told this place has been nicknamed the Formidine Rift. Apparently that means fear in some old Earth language. It’s an apt name, some of the guys are going space crazy out here in the void. We had to sedate one guy, he went completely doolally. We’ve not seen another soul for weeks. Just us and this ship… alone… in the darkness…”

Expedition Log 07/10/3270
“I’m scared… help me someone… I can’t bear another jump. The lights in witch-space are coming for me. The lights… always the lights… they’re calling to me… a siren song… I must join them…”

Expedition Log 08/10/3270

System: EAFOTS LZ-H B10-0
Beacon around: D
Rally Point (settlement) on: D1
BETA SETTLEMENT FOUND: by CMDR JesusRocks1988 13th Jan 3303
-23.0844, -174.8980 – Discovery & Location Maps

Message Logs

Formidine Rift Beta Mission 1/6
Expedition Log: 30/08/3270
“Been travelling for weeks. Passed this amazing twin nebula just recently, about the only interesting sight on this whole trip. We are a long way out now. I don’t think anyone else has been this far. Still, pay is good!”

Formidine Rift Beta Mission 2/6
Expedition Log: 12/09/3270
“Stars have thinned out and we’ve started dropping our cargo. Looks like some kind of long-range beacon to me. It’s all hush-hush, no questions asked stuff. Heard some of the senior bods talking about a Dynasty project. Careless talk and all that…”

Formidine Rift Beta Mission 3/6
Expedition Log: 18/09/3270
“Nothing prepared me for the boredom. It’s very dark out here. Really dark… darker than normal space. There’s hardly any stars ahead of us, it’s just blackness… the void.”

Formidine Rift Beta Mission 4/6
Expedition Log: 01/10/3270
“Picked up some kind of signal yesterday and it looks like the crew weren’t expecting it. Got them proper rattled. There’s definitely something very strange about this area of space. Won’t be sad to turn around and head home.

Formidine Rift Beta Mission 5/6
Expedition Log: 11/11/3270
“Last batch of cargo due today, but the hyperdrive has malfunctioned. We tried jumping and got yanked straight back out. So we’re stuck here, Randomius know where…”

Formidine Rift Beta Mission 6/6
Expedition Log: 29/11/3270
“We can’t fix it. Hyperdrive is dead. Lucky we’re in a system with a habitable world. We’ve sent a distress call but who knows if anyone will here it. We’re going to abandon ship. If anyone finds this, we’re in…” AUTOMATED TELEMETRY REPORT: POWER FAILURE.

System: EAFOTS RA-G B11-0
Beacon around: 3
Rally Point (settlement) on: 3
GAMMA SETTLEMENT FOUND by CMDR Sajime Chent-Shi 22nd Jan 3303
-17.8731, -76.0522 – Discover Details : Here 

Message Logs

Expedition Log: 30/80/3270
Looks like I drew a short straw somewhere along the line. These long range missions pay well, but it’s a year out in the void. A year ! We’re out far beyond the frontier. The boys call this place the “Formidine Rift”. Apparently that means “terror” in some old earth language. Nice. Just looks like more space to me.

Expedition Log: 12/09/3270
Finally arrived in place after five months of hyperspace travel. Now we have two months of laying a bunch of beacons before another five months travel back home. At least I’ll have enough credits to retire by then.

Expedition Log: 18/09/3270
Supposedly there are a bunch of other ships out here doing the same job as us, but no comms allowed. All a bit strange. it’s vast and lonely out here, pretty much the whole galaxy is behind us. It’s getting to some of the crew.

Expedition Log: 01/10/3270
We picked up some kind of bizarre signal yesterday. Whatever it was wasn’t human. At least, that’s the scuttlebutt going around the decks. Everyone is looking out of the canopies now. We’re seeing some strange lights during hyperspace transits. Terror ? Yeah, we got some of that …

Expedition Log: 11/11/3270
More strange lights. We’ve got equipment malfunctions, scanners dropping in and out, systems restarting. Ship is limping on. Everyone wants to turn about, but if we don’t complete the mission we don’t get paid. No one wants to give up those credits either. You expect to turn around and see …

Expedition Log: 29/11/3270
We’re done and we’re heading home. We picked up some heat signature in the last system. Definitely something there and it wasn’t any profile I had seen before. Something was watching us. There’s something evil out here, and it doesn’t like company !

System: EAFOTS GL-Y E2
Beacon around: A1
Rally Point (settlement) on: 6
21.2838, 19.0682 – Discovery & Location Maps

Message Logs

Formidine Rift Delta Mission 1/6
Expedition Log: 30/08/3270
“I should have paid a bit more attention to the mission description. I just saw the credit count and signed up there and then. More money than I’ve ever earned and all in one go, just for taking a year out. What’s a poor girl got to do? A bit of jaunt into the void, how bad could it be? Didn’t read the bit about several thousand light years. I’ve been past Leesti before! Get rich scheme – let’s go!

Formidine Rift Delta Mission 2/6
Expedition Log: 12/09/3270
“It’s pretty out there, we’ve seen a gorgeous double nebula called Heart and Soul. You should see it, lots of bright blue stars nearby, wish we could divert to have a closer look, but our mission is beyond apparently. Really brings back how big the galaxy is. Make you feel real small and insignificant.

Formidine Rift Delta Mission 3/6
Expedition Log: 18/09/3270
“My job is the EVA. Taking out one of out two Sidewinders and dropping beacons out in the void and then making sure they are activated. Not sure what these things are for. Who needs a beacon this far out anyway? Weird, they all have this code in their BIOS – ‘Exodus’. Still, at least I now have something to do. The journey was so dull! Months of travel to get here.

Formidine Rift Delta Mission 4/6
Expedition Log: 01/10/3270
“Something weird happened today. Unloaded another beacon and set it up, then everything went offline – and I mean everything! Life support too! No comms, nothing. Stayed that way for about two minutes. Then everything was back to normal. Affected our support ship too. No idea what caused it. Going to need new underwear when I get back. Rumours are there is something odd about this area of space.

Formidine Rift Delta Mission 5/6
Expedition Log: 11/11/3270
“Oh my God … someone help me. Where are they … please … this can’t be happening.

Formidine Rift Delta Mission 6/6
Expedition Log: 29/11/3270
“I’ve had time to accept it now. I went out as normal with one of the beacons, set it up. Had that weird power loss again. I waited and it all came back online like before. Signalled my support ship – no response. Flew back and it was gone, just debris. No survivors. Don’t know what happened. It’s just me and this crappy Sidewinder a zillion miles from home. Should have known it wasn’t going to work out. If it’s too good to be true…. There’s an Earth-like world here, going to try and reach it … you never know.

– Information compiled by CMDR Zach (Formidine Rift thread).

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