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    GCS Sarasvati - early Thargoid lookout megaship

    Firstly, most importantly, this isn't my discovery - https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDanger...ery_of_an_old/ but I think it didn't get the attention it deserved and I don't think it's been mentioned on the forums here.

    Smarty771 didn't provide the logs that I could see, so I popped over and got the screengrabs. I'm uploading them quickly now and haven't transcribed them. There's no voice acting so it's just screenshots.

    It provides some lore about what happened after the last Thargoid war, and what steps were taken to monitor them afterwards, including mentions of GalCop.

    Imgur album link: https://imgur.com/a/M3udT

    Where it can be found in: IC 4604 Sector FB-X C1-16 A 1A

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    Whoa that's awesome. Thanks for the logs.

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    Nice find - thanks for sharing

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    Cool. Now you need to find out what Thunderchild is.

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    Omg really this look interesting how did we miss

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    Can you transcribe the log? I cant read it from the photos

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    Been busy tonight with other things or I'd have done it earlier - was hoping someone else might in the interim. These might not be in the correct order:

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    Project Equinox Monitoring Log 3155.12.27

    It's been nearly five years since the end of the war, and there's still so many questions that haven't been answered about the Thargoids. But first and foremost on my mind is this:

    Where did they go?

    It just doesn't make sense, the whole purpose of this program was to monitor for any signs of a resurgent Thargoid presence, but since '51 there's been nothing. Zero. Nada. Zilch. You'd think even as badly as they got beaten the first time around there'd still be sightings on the fringe, crackpot lone explorers reporting octagonal ships in some far-flung corner of frontier space. But so far, every single Project Equinox monitoring station hasn't even caught so much as a wake signature or a whiff of thruster exhaust.

    I think the others are starting to ask the same questions too, whether or not Equinox is even necessary at this point, especially with the Cooperative stretched as thin as it is. I don't know, maybe I'm being paranoid, maybe they really are gone for good. I sure hope so, for all our sakes...

    - Cassandra Lockhart

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    GCMW Archival Reel #0503 - Watch The Skies

    The Galactic Cooperative of Worlds Presents: Watch The Skies!

    Although the war against the Thargoids has ended in victory for humanity and the Galactic Cooperative, the Octagonal Menace is still not something we can take lightly! As the vanguard of civilised space, it is the duty of all GalCop pilots to remain ever vigilant against this continued existential threat to the galaxy.

    Even now, GalCop's scientists are hard at work developing newer, more advanced technology to monitor threats and keep us safe from this extra-terrestrial menace, and the ranks of our space forces are growing every day to meet any enemy that may cast a shadow across civilised space. But we still need heroes, pilot heroes like you! Only by banding together as a unified front can we continue to ensure a brighter future for everyone in the galaxy. Remember these words of wisdom: ask not what your galaxy can do for you, but what you can do for your galaxy. Find your local GalCop recruiter today!

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    ...Encoded Transmission Detected...

    Unit 01. If you're receiving this, then I've got good news and bad news. The good news is the contingency worked.

    The bad news is the contigency was necessary.

    Before everything ended, Dr Lockhart from Project Equinox managed to track me down; all the data in this archive, all their findings... you're going to need it for what comes ahead. The whole Galaxy is going to need it in all likelihood, by the time you've gotten this message, me, Izzy, and the rest of the Thunderchild team will be long gone. And I'm sorry, I truly am. We've given you an enormous responsibility, one you never asked for.

    Listen, we all make mistakes. I'm not going to pretend that the cooperative didn't collapse for a reson. We watched the hopes and dreams of generations before us crumble in the face of political infighting in the decades following the war. But out of everything we got wrong, out of all our failures, you weren't one of them.

    Whatever happens, I'm proud of you. We all are.

    - Julian Lyons

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    Project Equinox Monitoring Log - 3172.08.16

    They're shutting us down. After all this time we finally have a breakthrough, and they're shutting us down. How in the hell can the Federation and Empire be so short sighted?

    It was literally under our noses the entire time. The Thargoids didn't leave. Not all of them, at least if we had more time we might've been able to run a more detailed analysis but the data we have right now already paints a pretty grim picture as the Thargoids are sowing the seeds for their return. We couldn't detect them before because the traces were so miniscule, but it's clear that these new self-repairing alloys that are starting to pop up in labs everywhere share an alarming amount of physical characteristics with Thargoid bio-alloys pulled from their ships during the war.

    This is the smoking gun, and no one is willing or able to do anything about it anymore, the Federation won't listen, Duval won't listen, and GalCop has fractured to the point where even the Old Worlds probably won't listen. Maybe the Thunderchild could've done something, but they went dark in '69.

    We're almost out of time.

    -Cassandra Lockhart.

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    every single Project Equinox monitoring station ...

    Seems to imply that there are more to find?

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    Nice! Now linked in the Megaships section over here: Ship-docks-CQC-structures-and-other-new-in-game-assets

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    Thanks - I'll drop smarty_771 a ping on reddit to see if he wants to lay claim with his commander name in that post.

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    Originally Posted by edd View Post (Source)
    Thanks - I'll drop smarty_771 a ping on reddit to see if he wants to lay claim with his commander name in that post.
    The name(s) I link are really just citation links that people can click for more info (they're not intended to be a credit for the first discoverer or anything). I tend to make them within forum so your post seemed as good a link as any. I'll gladly link smarty's reddit post too tho if he'd like.

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    Ah good - I don't want to take any undue credit is all :-)

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    Originally Posted by ape808 View Post (Source)
    every single Project Equinox monitoring station ...

    Seems to imply that there are more to find?
    Sounds like it. Hopefully with more information.

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    That is some juicy info in those logs! Great find.

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