Greetings from Hawking's Gap, a big region full of mysteries just next door!
Just a little quick renewal since I've noticed the description is a bit off with grammar, spelling, and the cohesion of the text in addition to some broken/old links. I'll also include some recent Odyssey Photos, feel free to renew those or keep the old ones since the location has not changed much (besides being a little less orange). Eerily enough, the new game did not get rid of the old ambience sound, which kept the creepy factor of the settlement. As always feel free to make the changes to see fit, as I did the update to make it clearer for new and old explorers alike.
About the link changes
Also, I did some digging and found the CoR commander that did the discovery of the site, which is CMDR Raktavijan. I believe he should be credited accordingly for historical purposes.
- Children of Raxxla intel: (go here for a compilation of intel so far) -> (Added an archive link, unfortunately I couldn't get the snapshot of the exact thread but I added the archived forum for reference)
- Canonn research: (go here for additional theorycrafting) -> (Added a link to the Canonn entry)
- Galactic Mapping Project: (go here to suggest updates to this map entry) (I don't know if this is necessary to keep as I'm updating it here)
Sources of the discovery: CoR acknowledgment post:
There are 4 beacons in both the Rift and Hawkins and 3 beacons in the Conflux. Use this link for details: https://trello.com/b/DCTJoy8T/cor-rift-hawkin-s-and-conflux-ucbs Ahh derp on my part lol yeah was starting to think I did something wrong but considering there's only 3 in conflux and we...forums.frontier.co.uk
Original post by Raktavijan:
DYNASTY EXPEDITION BEACONS From the Children Of Raxxla Community Goal, Beacons were found in the following systems, with coded messages being transmitted every hour. The message included a rally point for each system, which is always a landable planet. So far, two settlements have been found on...forums.frontier.co.uk
About the pictures, the first one is the clearer one but it shows a bit of a terrain bug, while the second hides it but has not clear shot of the sign. The third one is a bit of a fix for the first one. As always those are entirely optional.
No changes beyond that. Should be good to go.
Hawking's Gap Abandoned Settlements - Alpha Site
Game map search ref: Plaa Aec IZ-N c20-1 Description: "Randomius Factoria!" is a phrase ending one of the four logs left behind by a former crew member of the site, a premonition for the mysterious fate that befell the previous Project Dynasty occupants. A strange humming ambience sound befits the whole atmosphere of this place: gloomy, dark, cold, and empty. This is not a place for the faint-hearted; as something has happened here, something terrible that remains a mystery to this day. However, the last log might reveal a hint of the doom that befell the previous settlement inhabitants. It speaks about people going "void-mad", ejecting themselves into outer space, which severely crippled the capability of the expedition to crew their own ships because "they've seen ghosts". The log ends with "Word, there is something out there!" leaving the turn of events to the visitor's guess.
In late 3302, Alessia Verdi, a commander associated with the enigmatic CMDR Salomé, set up an exploration community goal on behalf of the Children of Raxxla. The goal was to retrieve and analyze as much survey data as possible from three specific regions. Those regions are the Formidine Rift, The Scutum-Sagittarii Conflux, and Hawking's Gap (Lin-Shu Hollow).
- Unidentified coms beacon orbiting body A
- Settlement located on body A 1A
- Horizons Coordinates: 25.00, 21.58
- Odyssey Coordinates: 26.9788, -88.3054
- The settlement was originally found by CMDR Raktavijan on 15th Jan 3303 in behalf of the children of Raxxla.
- Horizons Landing Guide
- For any version of the game, simply scan body A A 1 with a surface scanner to have the human signal appear.
On the analysis of the data, CoR Intel discovered the location of several navigational beacons in each region, that in turn provided the planetary location of several settlements. (Source)
These settlements turned out to be staging posts for a mysterious 'Dynasty Expedition' that had traversed the location three decades earlier and had set up bases there. This is the remnant of one of them.
As a final note: I think the information and digging I did for this renewal can help to fix other potential broken Project Dynasty renewals for future explorers.
the link to the older Children of Raxxla archives has changed over the last years. If you want, you may consider using the contemporary one at:
Thanks for your efforts and fly safe!
Thanks for those updates, this entry will be updated on EDSM sometime today