Page 21 of 21 FirstFirst ... 111718192021
Results 301 to 309 of 309

Thread: Surface Features - Barnacles/Unknown Structures/Crashed Ships etc...

  1. #301
    Originally Posted by Assimilator1 View Post (Source)
    My question was (meant to be), what do you mean by assets?

    Re 'Genuine Thargoid', really? wth?
    No.6: http://www.dream-ware.co.uk/first-en...-the-frontier/

  2. #302
    Arrrggh! yea I saw that site , I was asking for further confirmation that 'Genuine Thargoid' story really isn't a story anything to do with the Elite universe, which just seems bizarre! Hence 'wth'.

    Also, my previous 2 queries about 'assets' was attempting to find out what he meant by assets? What assets? For what??

    [update] Ok I've just started reading Genuine Thargoid, it definitely IS an Elite story, it mentions The Imperial Herald, Frontier news & Federation Times newspapers! Whether it'll have anything useful in the story is another matter , but the story does involve aliens .

  3. #303
    Originally Posted by Assimilator1 View Post (Source)
    Arrrggh! yea I saw that site , I was asking for further confirmation that 'Genuine Thargoid' story really isn't a story anything to do with the Elite universe, which just seems bizarre! Hence 'wth'.

    Also, my previous 2 queries about 'assets' was attempting to find out what he meant by assets? What assets? For what??

    [update] Ok I've just started reading Genuine Thargoid, it definitely IS an Elite story, it mentions The Imperial Herald, Frontier news & Federation Times newspapers! Whether it'll have anything useful in the story is another matter , but the story does involve aliens .
    Please tell if you find anything. I haven't read it in over 20 years and don't remember a thing.

    It seems impossible to find it online.

  4. #304
    Really? After all this time I'm surprised, I'd be willing to scan & upload it as long as I'm not breaching any copyright rules.
    How did the dreamware site get by that with the stories it does have?

  5. #305
    Don't forget to add the 2nd Thargoid scout that's been found:

    https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...has-been-found

  6. #306
    I know I'm late to the party. I've just visited the Thargoid site in HIP 14909. I'm sure what I'm going to say has been discussed at length already, I'm just leaving this as it's my feelings from the visit.
    I couldn't help feel I was visiting a dying structure. The scanned messages suggest damage to the structure. So are these crashed ships? And if so from when? I'm wondering if these are from the previous war.

  7. #307
    Originally Posted by Wyaston Hypatia View Post (Source)
    I know I'm late to the party. I've just visited the Thargoid site in HIP 14909. I'm sure what I'm going to say has been discussed at length already, I'm just leaving this as it's my feelings from the visit.
    I couldn't help feel I was visiting a dying structure. The scanned messages suggest damage to the structure. So are these crashed ships? And if so from when? I'm wondering if these are from the previous war.
    Most likely ships that crashed due to the mycoid virus. Scavengers are tending to it (perhaps administering a cure?) in some way. Whether they are hive ships or just some other large vessel, I do not know. Some are in "better" condition than the others - obviously there's active vs. inactive structures, but there's also variation in the extent of the arms - some are better preserved.

    I think the "Smoking Guns" are two features, one inside and one out - first, the top of the central structure is very clearly reminiscent of the rear of an interceptor - where the thargons are deployed from. If such a ship were to get off the ground, clearly it would already have a significant similarity with the interceptors. Second, the capsules on the roof of the device room along with the small "hatches" up there. I personally would be immensely surprised if these capsules do not house (grow?) Thargons, and the hatch-like ports on the ceiling would be perfect pathways for such thargons to exit the aforementioned rear.

    Granted, it could be that their surface bases are simply meant to share the same designs as their interceptors, and thus would obviously still sport a Thargon swarm for defense. Also, the consistency in orientation is strange if they are ships - if they crashed, it would seem likely that at least some would have landed in a different manner.

    So in short, we do not know. But many qualities we've come to expect from interceptors are shared/implied by the sites, so a ship is a good bet.

  8. #308
    Originally Posted by DavidMik View Post (Source)
    Most likely ships that crashed due to the mycoid virus. Scavengers are tending to it (perhaps administering a cure?) in some way. Whether they are hive ships or just some other large vessel, I do not know. Some are in "better" condition than the others - obviously there's active vs. inactive structures, but there's also variation in the extent of the arms - some are better preserved.

    I think the "Smoking Guns" are two features, one inside and one out - first, the top of the central structure is very clearly reminiscent of the rear of an interceptor - where the thargons are deployed from. If such a ship were to get off the ground, clearly it would already have a significant similarity with the interceptors. Second, the capsules on the roof of the device room along with the small "hatches" up there. I personally would be immensely surprised if these capsules do not house (grow?) Thargons, and the hatch-like ports on the ceiling would be perfect pathways for such thargons to exit the aforementioned rear.

    Granted, it could be that their surface bases are simply meant to share the same designs as their interceptors, and thus would obviously still sport a Thargon swarm for defense. Also, the consistency in orientation is strange if they are ships - if they crashed, it would seem likely that at least some would have landed in a different manner.

    So in short, we do not know. But many qualities we've come to expect from interceptors are shared/implied by the sites, so a ship is a good bet.
    It does make sense for their nests and ships to be grown from a common design. I prefer to think of the structures as grown up barnacles, alternatively as motherships which have intentionally landed, hence the common orientation-they were hit by mycoid after they had landed.

  9. #309
    I recently came across this again and wanted to share it before I forget again:

    DB talking about many things (some really interesting hints in there), but at around 8mins in he talks about the UA's corrosion and Palin's solution, I've transcribed that bit for anyone who doesn't want to watch the video:

    "[Palin] has discovered a lot of things that have been able to help Humanity. One of the things is these Unknown Artefacts, if you carry them in your ship you find it created terrible corrosion and it turns out to be some sort of biological process, maybe not unlike what the Barnacles do where it's taking the metals out of the structure of your ship...

    ... so what he's found is that these Unknown Artefacts won't go through certain materials, and these materials actually come from the Barnacles."


    at 10 mins in he talks about Barnacles,:

    "They are clearly some sort of alien life, in the sense that they are an organism, they can live with zero pressure, and they live on worlds with zero atmosphere...

    They are a bit like a plant that burrows deep into the ground and it's roots pull all sorts of things up out of the earth using biological processes and form them into these little pods. Now that is an incredibly useful thing and there are all sorts of questions around [them] - were they genetically engineered? if so, who by? Were they genetically engineered many many billions of years ago and have since evolved? so all sorts of fascinating questions but then why are these concentrated just in certain areas?"






    Just thought a lot of the phrasing and what he says here is interesting - he does also confirm they are (for want of a better word) organic mines and that CRCR's are made of something from the Barnacles (presumably MA's).

Page 21 of 21 FirstFirst ... 111718192021