UAs, Barnacles & More Thread 5 - The Canonn

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Hello cmdrs. I'm just about to start another day on surf exploration. I have tea and I have biscuits.

I was just thinking about how to proceed today and I wish to use a more methodic approach.
Is there any topography expert out there who can give some tips? I'm googling for planetary surface mapping methods, just to have an idea where to start from. It's a huge task and we should try to put together some serious effort if we want to win this challenge. I really appreciate the spreadsheet I found in this megathread and also all the theories community is pushing out. But we all know that a task force should be raised. I joined the canonn in the hope that someone is taking the initiative, but till now we are all acting on our own.
 
If it turns out to be a lead to something interesting we'll have to remember CMDR VerneAsimov's name for historical purposes. That's for sure.
But even bigger first-discoveries could lie buried in these fast moving threadnoughts.

Back to Thursdays and games: If this message is pointing towards Jupiter in Sol, then this whole thing might be related to another even more mysterious alien artefact mentioned by devs. That one was found somwhere in Sol and no one know what happened with it afterwards or what it was.
It was a nice ingame catch from "VerneAsimov". Can also point to a wreck or other target. Don't must be mandatory "UA's,Barnacles & More" related at this time point ... But would be nice ...
 
I've been looking for such a connection to Maia / Merope.
You mean a hint like the given and published one since a few days (08.01.)? https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=195658&p=3385999#post3385999
That would be great, wouldn't it? ...:D... (dead centre, perfect viewing high:cool:)
Going back to @rizal72 thread, re UA markings. Hm:
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=175726&p=2738627&viewfull=1#post2738627


Pleiades Masses:

1 Maia - 13,6
2 Taygeta - 11,6
3 Alcyone - 8,5
4 Merope - 5,24


5 Asterope (2) - 3.5
6 Celaeno - 3,8
7 Electra - 2,6

not in the original Seven Sisters
Atlas - 2,8
Pleione - 4,55

And here are the Pleiades, ordered according to the 7 markings on the UA, using masses:


3 Alcyone
1 Maia
4 Merope
2 Taygeta


6 Celaeno
7 Electra
5 Asterope


Now for the followup
7 'Tauruses' = Seven sisters
4 'something' = 4. system / 4. brighttest system?
a) According to wikipedia, it's Maia.
b) according to Rizals list it's Merope.

https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=195658&p=3385999&viewfull=1#post3385999

PR5 = ????
Row2 = Maia B (second row)
Seat 5 and 6 = doesn't fit any position in Maia / Merope does it? It sounds like you're supposed to sit between two bodies and observe.

Hm. No. Making no sense at all.
 
It says right there, they are visable from 15km, you find them with you eyes (and yes, it really is very hard to spot them)
Finding them by flying is indeed difficult. But (having another test run with the Anaconda) for the wrecks at least, the Cargo lost and dispersed close to the crash site leave a really large/loud signal on your SRVs wave scanner.

Maybe, the Barnacles doe something alike, which would require at least landing in the vicinity of one to detect it via wave scanner.
 
Jupiter's moon Ganymede has misty canyons in ED apparently. Maybe we are looking for something similar but in the Pleiades? also this picture just to refresh people on how awesome this is in real life lol
pleiades-no-ceu-principais-estrelas.jpg
 
I've been looking for such a connection to Maia / Merope.


Going back to @rizal72 thread, re UA markings. Hm:
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=175726&p=2738627&viewfull=1#post2738627



https://forums.frontier.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=49803&d=1436648616

Now for the followup
7 'Tauruses' = Seven sisters
4 'something' = 4. system / 4. brighttest system?
a) According to wikipedia, it's Maia.
b) according to Rizals list it's Merope.

https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=195658&p=3385999&viewfull=1#post3385999

PR5 = ????
Row2 = Maia B (second row)
Seat 5 and 6 = doesn't fit any position in Maia / Merope does it? It sounds like you're supposed to sit between two bodies and observe.

Hm. No. Making no sense at all.
WOW! How did you find it?!?!?! :D
That post was made sooooo much time ago, when I was assuming the 7 markings on the UA could be related to the 7 Sisters, and not without some opposition :D
BTW could be a good thing to refresh it, as the markings are still there... watching us... ;)
 
WOW! How did you find it?!?!?! :D
That post was made sooooo much time ago, when I was assuming the 7 markings on the UA could be related to the 7 Sisters, and not without some opposition :D
BTW could be a good thing to refresh it, as the markings are still there... watching us... ;)
Google image search is just brilliant. Good tool looking for the right UA image these days.
Glad you made it back then, it's becoming useful now.
o7
 
Guys - the log entry is nice but until we know how it was obtained it's complete speculation to link it to UAs or barnacles.

Feel free to tin foil hat away as it's likely all we've got but we do need provenance on stuff like this.
 
Lesson one learned: Do not drop an UA in orbit, gravity seems to work pretty well, hehe. It was gone in seconds, could hear the whalesongs getting more and more distant until they vanished in the void.
 
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... but ignoring what I just said though:

PR5 - reference to a system or system and its 5th star
row 2 - 2nd star / planet
seats 5 + 6 - 5th/6th planets / moons

dead centre, perfect viewing height - suggests that the planets / moons are paired and from the mid-point you'll see something or maybe that's the place to drop a UA.
 
Guys - the log entry is nice but until we know how it was obtained it's complete speculation to link it to UAs or barnacles.

Feel free to tin foil hat away as it's likely all we've got but we do need provenance on stuff like this.
We should theorise if it can narrow down the search.
Using previously gained research now is also a good way to have a fresh look at what we theorised about back then.
Also, we don't want to discourage anyone who can connect the dots if they think they have a dot that fits the pattern.

The log entries isn't a dot for this pattern. However, we all share this with each-other in case there are someone else who can come up with new information.
Keep sharing.
 
I keep looking at those 7 markings on the UAs head too, but so far I can't sort it into anything meaningful. I'm sure it represents the 7 Sisters though, and perhaps describes a paper chase- if we can associate the right stars to the right markings we get the right order.

BTW - @DynamicBob - it's been a few pages since you last spammed the thread to sell UAs in Maia. Maybe you'd like to pop up another one so we can all ignore it, and/or put up another counterpost to remind everyone that the Canonn are not condoning selling UAs to stations?
 
I like it.

And '5' could mean 5-stars system, or 5th brightest(hottest) star in Pleiades

And ''Thursday's night'' might be another pointer there - could it be that we need to look at night side? Why ''Thursday'' though? Hmm...
Thursday Night; Night - it's a constellation. T for Taurus.
PR Pleiades Region
Mag 5 star - Pleione, Row 2 (2nd planet from the outside) Moons 5 &6 which are a binary pair, once of which is landable

I'm enjoying these goose chases - it's like fishing. You can go all day without a catch but at least you got out of the house :)
 
Agreed, but a firm link to the mystery would be nice - all we have here is a random screenshot with no context.

Having said that, googling 'Pleiades PR5' leads to this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elements_of_the_Cthulhu_Mythos

The PR5 entry leads to this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyarlathotep

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Looks like a barnacle to me - mystery solved, I'm going to chill out in my padded room!
I'm tempted to join you in a padded room. Michael Brookes has a thing for Cthulhu right, what are the chances of that!?
 
It says right there, they are visable from 15km, you find them with you eyes (and yes, it really is very hard to spot them)
Ok, well I've been in the Pleiades for the entirety of Horizons, and I haven't seen a single POI that is large enough to be seen from that far away. The largest ones that I can see from my usual cruising altitude of 2-5km often don't even render. I assume we haven't seen these kinds of POI in the Pleiades then?
 
Agreed, but a firm link to the mystery would be nice - all we have here is a random screenshot with no context.

Having said that, googling 'Pleiades PR5' leads to this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elements_of_the_Cthulhu_Mythos

The PR5 entry leads to this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyarlathotep

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Looks like a barnacle to me - mystery solved, I'm going to chill out in my padded room!
I recommend 'the colour out of space' and 'the whisperer in darkness' from HP Lovecraft.

Knowing the fascination DB has with Lovecraft's stories, the connections between the lore and of course the sound design of ED to those is undeniable.

I think those Lovecraftian aliens were an inspiration for Thargoids. Insectoid species capable of interstellar travel.
 
Agreed, but a firm link to the mystery would be nice - all we have here is a random screenshot with no context.

Having said that, googling 'Pleiades PR5' leads to this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elements_of_the_Cthulhu_Mythos

The PR5 entry leads to this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyarlathotep

Looks like a barnacle to me - mystery solved, I'm going to chill out in my padded room!
Hehe, nice attempt though. No it never leads you to that article or myth. And you didn't narrow down the search.
Now give me the key, I'll got some tea & biscuits for you. we got plenty from Merope 3 C last night.
PS: Lurker is a Canonneer, with a special mission to find clues for us. There's a bit of trust within the group when we dig up old dirty notes, until we can reference it properly.
 
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