The Quest To Find Raxxla

I checked it out and a lot of the neighboring systems pretty thoroughly with the FSS.
But we know the dark wheel station is stealthy to avoid detection, so we assume that means it can’t be detected by fss . Perhaps only when quite close, or maybe a visual detection is required, by parallax, by dropping out of SC at the 8th moon...it could be that Raxxla is similarly stealthy (if it’s an astronomical body & not hidden in plain sight like a black hole that must be entered to trigger a hyperspace jump).
 
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I think the whisper in witch space may refer to ngc 7822, you can see it really far away. When your about to jump it seems to stay an extra second on the skybox(not sure if all this kind of nebula do that) maybe described as a whisper right before 'which space". Also thought I would ask about servasti logs referring to thunder child "going dark in '69". Could that mean they went dark in col sector 69.(big sector and not going to plot though it by accident since the permit locks around it)
I agree that NGC 7822 might be the siren in witchspace, according to EDSM it was named “Siren of the Spinward Stars” (I think fairly recently which in itself is interesting, but can’t find a date for that)
There’s a separate thread for GCS Sarasvati, though it seems to have gone quiet again https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/gcs-sarasvati-early-thargoid-lookout-megaship.380074/page-18
 
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So what is the latest news about figuring out the locations of the 6 star systems in the Dark Wheel toast? Last I checked all evidence still clearly pointed to Zeta Cassiopeia as the first system. Is there a strong case for any of the others yet?

For those of you who have seen the original Stargate movie, there is a cool scene where James Spader's character explains how you need to know 6 points in space (the center of each face of a cube) to pinpoint a target location (the center of the interior of a cube).

I am still assuming that this is what the clues in the 6 lines of the toast mean, and that finding them will point to either Raxxla itself (unlikely) or to the next Dark Wheel clue, perhaps the system with the dark wheel station itself around the 8th moon of a gas giant.

So, where do things stand in this front? Any news or promising leads?
All hypotheses are promising! until they fail 🙂
 
Got to be the correct BH! 🙂
I just tried another one >: Same results ...nothing :D (as you see I'm even aligned with other stars there, they have 114000 days period, so basically will stay such position very long and could be used as targeting device)
Damn ..won't attach screenshot.. any way tried with 27 gama cas, so when was entering BH 2 another stars were just behind me exactly.
 
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I just tried another one >: Same results ...nothing :D (as you see I'm even aligned with other stars there, they have 114000 days period, so basically will stay such position very long and could be used as targeting device)
Keep trying, you don’t suffer damage, just loss of time but thats why we play..to solve the mystery. Think I’ve done around 20 BH in the last couple of days. 🤪

That’s the attraction of this hypothesis- BH are not uncommon, fits the codex clues (omphalos, rift, spiralling stars, astrophel), they have been in-game from the beginning, people might try one or two then stop trying them, so a good hiding spot
 
Keep trying, you don’t suffer damage, just loss of time but thats why we play..to solve the mystery. Think I’ve done around 20 BH in the last couple of days. 🤪
You should search NS+BH pairs ...at least "NS" sounds like whisper if u FSS it + they have huge periods, means can be used pair as direction pointer and through BH lense u can see something hidden in that direction.

Upd: HIP 3736 has all-in-one :D 8+ moons, blackhole, neutron star, and it is near her mirror-face on picture.
 
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Just an observation, was messing around in Diso the other day and looking at the permit locked 5C, the one with the massive crater, tried to fly down and got the message so targeted for Lave and carried on. Realised the Lave target was in the near centre of the crater from my position, ie you could draw a a straight line from Lave straight though the 'meteor' crater and on towards where I don't know, was thinking more in terms of signals or similar myself, broadcast from Lave to Diso 5c or the other way round. Now I think that's just a coincidence but 5C iirc is tidally locked so depends on orbit whether its always true? Will be facing Lave 50% of the time and obscured by the planet 50%?

Haven't checked the line to see if it goes further, haven't lined up Lave 2 either. Not sure Id know how to interpret it if it does. Just observations, probably misunderstandings, just that its Diso & Lave so thought Id mention it.

Can I check, the DW are still the 'goodies' right? and the club are the new 'baddies'? The club or a cabal at the top may or may not know where Raxxla is but the DW don't know by all accounts and are still searching for it, yes? Anything ret-conned that I've missed / got completely wrong?
 
All hypotheses are promising! until they fail 🙂
I hadn't considered, find all 6 locations of the Toast, and plot what's in the middle of them, instead of waypointing them... 🤔

It makes sense, if you imagined looking out from Raxxla the way we do Earth, the Toast could be to their 6 most prominent astral bodies, the way we have constellations and the North Star (Polaris)...
 
I really hope not... "The Club" makes me think of one of those silly Grisham novels with polo shirt wearing lawyers/politicians drunk on power playing golf in the ruins of Raxxla..... That would be horrible

They could atleast change their name to something like "the Xibalba Path" and i would have more respect for them.
I disagree. I would much rather find that the "powerful, twisted men" currently occupying Raxxla are a cartel of self-serving, greedy corporate types. The kind of people who would call themselves something just as mundane as "The Club". If they turn out to be some monastic order of "enlightened" cultists ... that, IMO, would be truly horrible.
 
I disagree. I would much rather find that the "powerful, twisted men" currently occupying Raxxla are a cartel of self-serving, greedy corporate types. The kind of people who would call themselves something just as mundane as "The Club". If they turn out to be some monastic order of "enlightened" cultists ... that, IMO, would be truly horrible.
I couldn't agree more. Plus "The Club" is inconspicuous, almost innocent, as a name. They would be unlikely to call themselves The Cult of Twisted Men, or similar, as it may well draw some extra attention ;-)
 
It would seem the Galactic Map can actually hide stars ( unless it's my GUI ). Try searching for Beta P. It will direct you to Beta Pavonis in the local area. Then click the next arrow and you will be directed towards the Magellanic Cloud. Try it and see what happens.
 
Always cloak your shadowy evil world dominating organization in ordinary mundane language and terminology. People on the train hear you talking about how things are going at The Club and they think your discussing your golf game. That's why they referred to the CIA as "The Company". ;)
Ya i suppose im a bit of an escapist when it comes to fiction... I prefer my evil organizations to have names like Spectre, or the Dark Wheel
 
Ya i suppose im a bit of an escapist when it comes to fiction... I prefer my evil organizations to have names like Spectre, or the Dark Wheel
Council Refuse Collection (outsourced). You never know what’s in those black bin bags!
(Well I do, ‘cos I’ve got a cat...)

But I don’t think the Dark Wheel are evil. They are explorers & adventurers, shadowy only because the Club would wipe them out ( presumably to protect the Club stranglehold over Raxxla, and to protect things like the Club’s Dynasty bases out in the black that explorers may find and disclose to the general populace).
 
It would seem the Galactic Map can actually hide stars ( unless it's my GUI ). Try searching for Beta P. It will direct you to Beta Pavonis in the local area. Then click the next arrow and you will be directed towards the Magellanic Cloud. Try it and see what happens.
You mean to say you haven’t already got that particular system bookmarked? 😱

😜
 
I hadn't considered, find all 6 locations of the Toast, and plot what's in the middle of them, instead of waypointing them... 🤔

It makes sense, if you imagined looking out from Raxxla the way we do Earth, the Toast could be to their 6 most prominent astral bodies, the way we have constellations and the North Star (Polaris)...
That would imply that TDW came up with the toast first, then chose the location of the base to fit it. The chances of them randomly picking a location, the looking out of the window and thinking "You know what, we could make a really cool toast about this view" are astronomical. They'd be much more likely to wind up with the toast:

To those 3 stars in a triangle
That line over there
Those look a bit like a frog, if you squint
 
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