Lost Souls 2 Act 3 – Waypoint 4

Floasly Glowing Green Giant

Distance to waypoint

3,990.4LY

Description

There is a special subvariety of life-bearing gas giant that is particularly rare, and interesting: they glow green. Bright green. Radioactive, fluorescent green, bright enough to be seen from space. They are the Glowing Green Giants (GGGs).

One can speculate about the cause. As this fluorescent green colouration only ever occurs on life-bearing worlds, the presence of life must be a causal factor. But since the vast majority of life-bearing worlds are not fluorescent green in colour, it is not merely the presence of microscopic airborne lifeforms that is the causal factor. Unfortunately, the numbers of such worlds that have been fully documented is still staggeringly low: only a handful of then have been reported on publicly-available sources to date. Further examples will be required for any statistically significant study as to the collective origins of this peculiar phenomenon.

Expedition Base Camp

The base camp for this waypoint will be determined nearer the time.

POI’s Along the Way

This region of the galaxy is sparse on POIs to visit, so commanders are encouraged to seek their own POIs.

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Lost Souls 2 Act 3 – Waypoint 3

Blue Heaven

System name

Dryo Aob DR-C d7

Distance to waypoint

5,961.9LY

Description

This remarkable system has one earth-like world and four terraformable water-worlds serenely orbiting an M class star 22k light-seconds from a primary neutron star.

Expedition Base Camp

The base camp for this waypoint will be the nearby system Dryo Aob HI-F c1 Surface signal: Geological [1] on planet B 3.

POI’s Along the Way

Gamow Nebula – The Gamow Nebula is a dark blueish emission nebula located high above the galactic plane (~1,000 ly). It is rimmed with a patch of thick and dark dust, presumably consisting of the compressed interstellar material after a supernova shockwave or similar event hit the area in the distant path. The stellar density is quite low at this galactic altitude, however there is a neutron star in range that may have been the cause of such a compression event. The Gamow Nebula is named after George Antonovich Gamow, a 20th century physicist and cosmologist, who worked extensively on the theories of star formation and stellar nucleosynthesis.

Cumbuia Hypergiant – In less than a million years this 450 solar radii monster of a star has burned nearly all of its hydrogen and is now on the verge of changing into a red supergiant. It is already larger than the distance between Sol and its fourth planet, mars. Depending on the Galaxy Map input or by direct spectroscopy the giant seems to show a shift in luminosity periodically between late B and mid to late A spectral class, speaking volumes of the solar winds that rage through the system. The main star is accompanied by two other B-type stars, dancing an uneasy orbital dance with one of the two presumably being ejected due to the complicated gravitational (im)balance.

Kraken Nebula – A smallish orange/red nebula, from certain angles this may appear to the travel-weary or easily-spooked explorer to resemble the face of the mythical sea beast of legend rising from the depths to destroy unsuspecting ships. No rare stars to be found here, but the terrifying visage is worth the trip alone.

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Lost Souls 2 Act 3 – Waypoint 2

La Vita Nuova

Distance to waypoint

5,594.2LY

 

 

Description

This system with 3 Earth like worlds was discovered by the South Western Expedition. The system is located 6,140 Ly north-west of Colonia. There are 5 planets which orbit each other; A binary pair of Earth like worlds is orbited by another Earth like world, which is orbited by a High metal content world, which is orbited by a Water World.

Expedition Base Camp

The base camp for this waypoint will be the nearby system Phreia Flyou LM-Q C7-2Surface signal: Geological [3] on planet 10 a. This system is around 18ly away from the waypoint system, and features plenty of canyons for those that have SLFs with them.

POI’s Along the Way

The Zebra – A black-white striped class IV gas-giant with a striking zebra-like texture.

The Mighty – Planet 4 in this system is a heavy metal content world with 96.6 earth masses and a staggering 9.9 G of gravity – and suitable for landing.

A tourist beacon exists for this planet, but even the most experienced pilot should think twice about taking passengers!

Yin Yang Nebula – This nebula is divided in a dark and light part. The stars within the light part are predominantly blue, while the stars within the dark part are predominantly red. This Region of space is as as close to a stellar nursery as you are gonna get and is a waypoint for the Sagittarius-Carina Mission. The surrounding stars have a wealth to be explored – you litterally could spend months here. Most of the stars yield many various planets both with and without atmospheres and those that are landable on initial survey yield a high wealth in materials.

The Uthat Nebula (Ishimur) – Named the “Uthat Nebula”, Wepio od-b e68 has a blue hourglass pattern planetary nebula surrounding a black hole called Ishimur, it was first discovered by CMDR Pilot Mark. It was named by CMDR AuraTheBatPone, after the Tox Uthat.

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Lost Souls 2 Act 3 – Waypoint 1

Mélimélo

System name

Oob Auf AA-A h1

 

Distance to waypoint

3,770.8LY

 

Welcome to Lost Souls 2 Act 3!

Act 1 took the expedition from The Bubble to Colonia.

Act 2 was some fun and festivities in the Colonia Region.

Act 3 is where the proper exploration starts!

Description

The system presents an uncommon composition. The main body is a black hole of 44 solar masses. Orbiting around there is a M-class red giant, a K-class and a ringed white dwarf which has an Ammonia world as a moon.

Expedition Base Camp

The base camp for this waypoint will be Surface signal: Geological [5] on planet 3 c a.

POI’s Along the Way

Eisriesenwelt – Just 225 light years from the Colonia colony one can find the largest known ice world. The 15th and final planet of this F-class star is an ice world of a staggering 632 earth masses! This would provide more water than any group of colonies would ever need, but prospectors will be prevented from landing due to the crushing 40g gravity. Delicate fissures and canyons are visible from the innermost of the banded rings surrounding the planet.

The planet is named ‘Eisriesenwelt’, after a massive ice cave on old Earth.

The Pomatomidae Nebula

Nicknamed the “Pomatomidae Nebula”, this planetary nebula is thought to have been created about a thousand years ago when an old star blew off its outer layers and formed this lovely blue and purple dual orb containing a neutron star at its center that was first discovered by CMDR Termittepower, and logged by CMDR Titler.

It has some great views from the surrounding systems, and within the system you can see other nebula against the background of purple dust.

Reference : Link

Deep Space Exploration

The second leg of this expedition is some 39kly in distance, with the nearest station being back at Colonia. Please therefore make sure that you are fully prepared for an extended period out in the Black!

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Season’s Greetings from Colonia!

After 8 weeks and almost 26kly, the Lost Souls 2 expedition has now arrived in Colonia!

Colonia is a vibrant, diverse, and exciting region of the galaxy, and we’d like you to enjoy your time in the region. To that end, we’ve come up with lots of fun and exciting things for you to do in the next 2 weeks!

Organised Events

Sunday 22nd December

The AspS is a very under-appreciated ship. To show our appreciation for this unloved ship, we’re asking you all to spend a whole day flying out and around the Colonia region in one. At the end of the day, we’re also going to attempt to answer a very important question: How many AspS’s can you fit inside Jaques Station at once?

Timings will be announced on the Discord server.

Sunday 29th December

609ly away from Colonia lies Monde de la Mort– a landable planet whose orbit enters into the exclusion zone of a white dwarf. Landing on the planet is a rites of passage for a lone commander, but we want to go one further – we want to establish a base camp on the planet!

Coordinates and timings will be announced on the Discord server.

Date TBC

You’ve heard of Speedbowl, right? Using the gravity of a high-G planet to boost you to ludicrous speeds? Well, we want to organise a similar event in the Colonia region. But exclusively in a Dolphin.

Yup – Fishbowl!

Engineers

There are 4 engineers in the Colonia region. However, unlike their Bubble counterparts, it is possible to increase the maximum grade available from these engineers. Commanders within the region have concentrated efforts to upgrade the engineers, with some blueprints having a higher grade available than in the Bubble.

We are asking expedition members to contribute toward this effort, and to focus on upgrading the following two blueprints:

  • Etinenne Dorn – Surface Scanners
  • Marsha Hicks – Fuel Transfer Limpets

Upgrading is achieved by repeatedly applying the required blueprint – after a pre-determined number of rolls, the next grade blueprints will become available from that engineer.

Mining

Outfitting in the Colonia region is extremely good, and a capable mining ship can be purchased, outfitted and engineered in the region.

Double Painite Mining

There is a Painite double hotspot in the ring of Planet 4 of the Randgnid system.

Void Opal Mining

There are two Void Opal hotspots in the ring of planet 4 of the Eol Prou LW-L c8-132 system.

Sights to See and Other POI's

Codex Entries

There are a number of Notable Stellar Phenomenon around the Colonia region, with plenty of codex entries to discover. A list of all known sites can be found here.

Material Traders

Technology Brokers

Tourist Beacons

There are three tourist beacons just outside Jaques Station in Colonia:

  1. “Jaques Visitor Beacon”
  2. “Repairs Concluded”
  3. “The Colonia Expansion”

The Dove Enigma

The Enigma Expedition was one of those moments that demonstrated the amazing nature of the Elite:Dangerous community. The conclusion of this expedition was a new megaship in the Colonia system, named in honour of CMDR DoveEnigma13. Many members of The Fatherhood participated in this expedition, and so when members of The Fatherhood arrive in Colonia, a pilgrimage is made to the Dove Enigma and respects are paid.

For the Dove!

Lost Souls 2 Act 1 – Waypoint 8

Colonia

System name

Colonia

 

Distance to waypoint

2,450.5LY

…and so ends Act 1!

Colonia marks the final waypoint of Act 1 of the expedition. Over the next few weeks, we will provide details of events for expedition members to take part in during the Christmas vacation, before departing again in early January.

Description

Colonia became a hive of activity during mid-3302 after the discovery by CMDR Cly of Jaques Station following the starports misjump to Beagle Point earlier that year. It is located on the edge of the galactic core regions, where the Near 3kpc Arm and Far 3kpc Arm converges with the Galactic Bar.

Its original designation was EOL PROU RS-T D3-94, but was added to the Galactic Mapping Project on July 1st 3302 as a POI (unofficially) named “Colonia”, and the name was quickly adopted by the exploration community. The name subsequently became official via Universal Cartographics (Frontier Developments) several weeks later in recognition of the CCN (Colonia Citizens Network) community initiatives to name and colonize the region.

When people refer to ‘Colonia’ it may have several meanings depending on how broadly the term is being used.

In its most narrow sense, it may refer only to the Colonia system itself – this is the star system where Jaques Station is located.

The star system has in turn given name to the nebula it is located within – the Colonia Nebula – and in a broader sense, ‘Colonia’ may refer to all the inhabited systems within this nebula.

POI’s Along the Way

Hole In The Sky – A black hole inside a dark blue planetary nebula, which is in turn inside a large, dense cluster of bright blue stars. This is unusual amongst planetary nebulae in that its central remnant has already captured some extrasolar planets.

Location contains a tourist beacon.

Scrithworld – The first planet in this system is one of the hottest landable planets ever registered. Orbiting a B III Giant at a distance of only 29 ls – the surface temperature is a whopping 3919K! At this temperature any normal world-forming minerals or elements should be liquid at the very least, and most should be gaseous. And yet, there’s a landable surface! Clearly the surface must be made of something like ‘Scrith’ – that must be what the other 9.8% of its composition is… (source)

Sugar Stick – This unusual pink/purple supernova remnant contains a black hole orbited by several gas giants with moons. There are F V, K V, and M V stars in the system too that are orbiting the barycentre rather than the black hole itself and provide illumination for the planets and moons.

Commander Safety

After 26kly of being out in the Black, we now return back to civilisation. In many regards, Colonia is similar to the Bubble, in that the threat of hostile actvitiy is always present. Be vigilant when jumping to populated systems and landing at the starports!

 

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Lost Souls 2 Act 1 – Waypoint 7

Voqua AA-A h177

System name

Voqua AA-A h177

Star AB 7

Distance to waypoint

5,310.6LY

 

Description

This system is another stellar phenomenon in the same vein as the Collection of Wonders. In this system are no fewer than 4 black holes, a ringed neutron star and a ringed K-class star. The rings of the K-class star are also rare: they start at a distance of just over 40ls away from the star itself, and are so fine that they are not visible from super cruise.

Expedition Base Camp

For this waypoint there will be no planetary base camp. Instead, we are encouraging commanders to meet up within the rings of the neutron star –Voqua AA-A h177 AB 7

POI’s Along the Way

Blue Ink in Pink -A beautiful little nebula with a black hole in its heart. Looking at it from the right angle it looks like a few droplets of blue ink had just been dropped into pink ink and are now blossoming and slowly disipating and mixing with the pink. Frozen in eternity at just the right moment. More surprising is that this little gem lies on the way from Sol to the Colonia domain and was only ever visited by two comanders before.

Diamond Necklace – Not far off of the Colonia connection highway, the fifth body of this septuple system wears an ornate and valuable necklace. On the necklace are two white pearls (Class II Giants), a navy blue sapphire (WWTFC), and two gorgeous diamonds (ELW’s). A truly rare combination of two ELW moons in the same system, with one of the ELWs also being ringed (source).

Cat’s Perch Nebula – A fairly large nebula located approximately 3,000 LYs above the Colonia Corridor. It is one of the nebulae situated highest above the galactic plane and thus offers a commanding view of the milky way. Easy to reach but otherwise rather barren.

Colonia Connection Highway

Vihara Gate in the Kashyapa system is the nearest station, situated just over 894y from the waypoint system.

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Lost Souls 2 Act 1 – Waypoint 6

Blua Hypa Glowing Green Giant

System name

Blua Hypa HT-F d12-1226

Planet 1

Distance to waypoint

2,282.4LY

Description

There is a special subvariety of life-bearing gas giant that is particularly rare, and interesting: they glow green. Bright green. Radioactive, fluorescent green, bright enough to be seen from space. They are the Glowing Green Giants (GGGs).

One can speculate about the cause. As this fluorescent green colouration only ever occurs on life-bearing worlds, the presence of life must be a causal factor. But since the vast majority of life-bearing worlds are not fluorescent green in colour, it is not merely the presence of microscopic airborne lifeforms that is the causal factor. Unfortunately, the numbers of such worlds that have been fully documented is still staggeringly low: only five of then have been reported on publicly-available sources to date. Further examples will be required for any statistically significant study as to the collective origins of this peculiar phenomenon.

Expedition Base Camp

The base camp for this waypoint will be Surface signal: Geological (1) on planet 1. Be warned – this planet has a gravity of 1.57G – so be careful on your descent!

POI’s Along the Way

The Crux – A tight binary pair of pulsars with a third pulsar also, in a tight orbit with jets point perpendicularly to the binary pair. When viewed from a particular angle it looks like a cross, hence the name “The Crux.”

Twilight Paradise – An earth-like moon situated on the far orbit of the neutron star. Lying in eternal nightfall after the death of the parent star, it reminds us of the fragility of our mother Earth.

Colonia Connection Highway

Caravanserai in the Gandharvi system is the nearest station, situated almost 1,327ly from the waypoint Base Camp.

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Lost Souls 2 Act 1 – Waypoint 5

Vostok-1 Nebula

System name

Gru Hypue CX-J c9-1

Planet ABCD 1 c

Distance to waypoint

3,072.8LY

Description

This red and pinkish nebula, situated in the Heart of the Sagittarri Conflux, sits around 1,000 LYs below the galactic plane.

The nebula is quite dense in places but its lower reaches become extremely diffuse.

The Vostok Nebula was named in honour of the first spaceflight of the Vostok programme and the first manned spaceflight in history. The Vostok 3KA space capsule was launched on April 12, 1961 from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Soviet Union, Earth, with Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, making him the first human to cross into outer space.

Expedition Base Camp

The base camp for this waypoint will be Surface signal: Geological (37) on planet ABCD 1 c.

POI’s Along the Way

Emain Macha – A complete galactic anomaly – a binary pair of ringed Earth-Like Worlds (Fedach and Fomfor), orbiting a neutron star.

Dragon’s Tail Nebula – Located about 1000 Ly to the galactic west of the Dragon’s Head Nebula, this nebula is of similar size and color, making it a “tail” to the Dragon. Many white dwarf and neutron stars can be found in and near the nebula. A black hole in the reference system provides a unique view of the nebula through the optical lensing effect.

Ewoks Rest – a system containing not one, but two of the rarest sites in the galaxy: an ELW moon, and an ammonia moon.

Colonia Connection Highway

Gagarin Gate is situated just over 38ly from the waypoint Base Camp.

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Lost Souls 2 Act 1 – Waypoint 4

Guardian ruins - Skaudai sites

System name

Skaudai AM-B d14-138

Planet AB 7 A

Distance to waypoint

2,991.6LY

Description

This system contains the first Guardian ruins discovered in the Scutum-Sagittarii Conflux.

Guardian history tells of “Exiles”, who were banished when religious orders took over their society. The unexpected discovery of the ruins in the Skaudai sector has lead to speculation among xenohistorians as to wether these out of the way locations could be the final resting place of these exiles (source).

Expedition Base Camp

The base camp for this waypoint will be the Guardian Ruins Site 68.

POI’s Along the Way

Rusty Net – A visually striking planetary nebula along the Colonia Connection Highway. The neutron star at its center provides a welcome boost to long-distance travel, but taking a pause from your journey to admire the view is well worth it. The deep-red stellar remnant, aptly named “The Rusty Net,” has caught within it a G-class secondary with two life-bearing water worlds and two rocky terraformables.

Ellaisms Remnant – A typical double-lobed blue planetary nebula surrounding a neutron star, the result of a supernova approx. 296 million years ago. Life has managed to survive through this cataclysm; the fourth planet is a life-filled water world.

Collection of Wonders – One of the most extraordinary systems in the entire galaxy. It contains two black holes, a ringed M-class star, a ringed white dwarf, and a ringed neutron star. The M-class star is one of the largest known stellar bodies containing a ring system. A tourist beacon is set up near the M-class star.

Galactic Helium Reserve – A twin Herbig Ae/Be system that contains a record 23 Helium-rich gas giants. As of 09/02/2019 this is the single largest known collection of helium-rich gas giants. Discovered by The Fatherhood’s very own Leesti.

Guardian Sites - Locations

  • Type: Beta 1
  • Orbital Body: AB 7 A
  • Coordinates: -37.81 / 10.48
  • Type: Gamma 1
  • Orbital Body: AB 7 A
  • Coordinates: -49.67 / -69.62
  • Type: Gamma 2
  • Orbital Body: AB 7 A
  • Coordinates: -37.82 / 10.50

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