Waypoint 15: Formidine Rift Abandoned Settlements

10 Jul 2022

Greetings, LS3 Commanders!

Hopefully we all made it safely onto Sochi’s surface!! The completion of this weeks’ leg of Lost Souls 3 marks the beginning of the end of the expedition. As we begin this week, we begin the final four waypoints of Lost Souls 3. There will be enough time for goodbyes and congratulations later on, but we wanted to mention it now as it’s a bit of a milestone.

This weeks’ exploration will see us traveling along the Formidine Rift, a mysterious realm of space where stars become, again, sparse. As a bit of Fatherhood Trivia: The minimum jump range to cross the Formidine Rift is around 30-35LY, which is where we came up with that suggestion for all Lost Souls Expeditions.

Among the sights you’ll see this week is a system that probably only exists because we’re playing a video game and some of the far reaches of Human civilization. We’ll meet up again at several abandoned settlements. Each week brings us closer to home! As always, Expedition Leadership wishes you safe travels and many great finds!

Praise the sun!

POI 1: Three Angels of Death

System: Phrio Hypue AA-A h0

A system that only contains three black holes. Two of the black holes are less than 0.01 AU from each other and have an orbital period of 0.1 D. The third black hole is fairly close by as well with an orbital period of 4.4 D. The central black hole has the mass of 29 solar masses. The three angels of death are named Abaddon, also called Apollyon, which is the destroying angel in Book of Revelation in the New Testament, Azrael, also known as Malak al-Maut from Islam, and Mot, angel of death from the Hebraic Book of Habakkuk.

POI 2: Salome’s World

System: Eafots RX-T d3-3

Situated around 200 LYs above the mysterious Dynasty outposts of the Formidine Rift, this interesting system is thought to have been first discovered and tagged by CMDR Salomé (aka Lady Khahina) sometime in 3302 while she was (presumably) out in the rift looking for clues into the Exodus conspiracy.

The system contains many worlds but interestingly Salomé only scanned the two Ammonia worlds within the system – what was she looking for?

In early 3303, a CoR patrol passed through the system during the Dynasty base search and subsequently scanned some of the worlds Salomé had left untouched. Since then, several Rifters have visited the system and each claimed a world of their own.

Salomé was killed trying to expose the Exodus Conspiracy on 29th April 3303, so it is believed that this system and the worlds she scanned could be some of her final exploration-related discoveries.

Waypoint 15: Formidine Rift Abandoned Settlements

System – Eafots LZ-H b10-0

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 being the Formidine Rift, The Scutum-Sagittarii Conflux, and Hawking’s Gap (Lin-Shu Hollow). On 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.

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.

July 10th Meetup

Meetup Location is Hypo Aeb WK-H b51-0, planet B 1, geo site 12.

RegionMeetup TimeMass Jump Time
Europe1900 UTC2000 UTC
Americas2300 UTC0000 UTC