Alien archaeology and other mysteries: Breaking News, Theories and Tinfoil Hattery

@Jmanis , @Jorki Rasalas , @Han_Zen , you fellas seen the newsletter? Interesting little snippet in there with pertinence to the current discussion!
Ship Thief Linked to Halsey’s Visions
Commentators have linked ship thief Gan Romero’s dream journal with the statements given by Jasmina Halsey following the disappearance of Starship One. The Rewired network claimed these ‘bodiless voices’ had disregarded the relative standing of these two individuals, and questioned how many others had experienced similar calls.
I wonder why I don't get the newsletter anymore...
 
I wonder why I don't get the newsletter anymore...
I might be taking that too literally but... you know we had a big data protection thing in the UK / EU and lots of things got cut unless you signed back up to them? (You're Anzac if I remember rightly? - Might not have made the news so much over there.) Anyway, long and short of it was you had to sign back up to the newsletter and if you didn't it would stop coming to you.

With apologies if you just meant the post jokingly!
 
I might be taking that too literally but... you know we had a big data protection thing in the UK / EU and lots of things got cut unless you signed back up to them? (You're Anzac if I remember rightly? - Might not have made the news so much over there.) Anyway, long and short of it was you had to sign back up to the newsletter and if you didn't it would stop coming to you.

With apologies if you just meant the post jokingly!
Nah, literally meant that post. Any tips on signing back up? Presume it's something through my account settings on the FD page (i.e not forums)

EDIT: DW, found it.
 
having done NGC7822 & Heart Neb to get the 5kly Palin invite my young clone Tyko is out surveying IC 1805 to try & get Elite Explorer (currently Pioneer 32%) to be able to access SD on return to bubble. Found a pair of duplicate-named systems, one of the 2Mass detections. They’re 58 ly apart, have the same name but different system maps. Clicking on galmap “current location” only moves to one of them. Searching on the name only goes to the same system. So the second system just has the incorrect name in stellar forge, no wormhole involved ☹
Have raised a bug report....

I wanted to see IC 1805 cluster because I first noticed it & reported it as a “stickman” asterism whilst I was out 2 years ago on my first Formidine Rift search, exploring Pha Ain, & decided I would go back sometime to have a mooch around. All been previously surveyed, but lots of metal rich & a few BH so the scanned total credits is slowly increasing. Seem to remember another cluster of BH somewhere out beyond NGC7822 to have a look, or may do Road to Riches routes back to Farsight & then back to bubble. Think Elite requires something like 320M Cr of data scans. Need to get another 205M.....
 
Might just be that it's a newsletter sent out on a Friday with something that's going to be an automatic Galnet post over the weekend. Could be a Galnet post that was due to go out that hasn't. Maybe it's just a reflection of the type of specultion we're having that's being pushed out to a wider audience!
Ah yes, the great galnet report scheduling mess
another FD mystery. 🧐
 
"The Rewired network claimed these ‘bodiless voices’ had disregarded the relative standing of these two individuals, and questioned how many others had experienced similar calls."

Two things im getting from this... One you dont have to be elite to hear the whispers... And two we might have been whispered to already... Going to have to start recording my jumps...
 
What makes you think its a nebula or Lagrange cloud? Could it be a location near the Galactic Core where the star density makes space look lit up?
Can't speak for everyone, but I suggested that it could be the core too, or if it was a nebula, was it an actual region-sized nebula, or one of those ones that surrounds a single star... either way... not enough to go on for my liking...

 
Can't speak for everyone, but I suggested that it could be the core too, or if it was a nebula, was it an actual region-sized nebula, or one of those ones that surrounds a single star... either way... not enough to go on for my liking...

Or a lagrange cloud in the core near Sag A, the Gateway To Doom™? Wasn't Jaques off there but got caught by something?
 
Judging from recent newsletters that Galnet post will be released today. You won't be able to read it on the News page of the Elite Dangerous website as it will be bugged as every Saturday post for the recent weeks was. Though you will be able to read it in the Galnet archive and in game. Tomorrow you will get the same lines from the newsletter in the review post.
 
Or a lagrange cloud in the core near Sag A, the Gateway To Doom™? Wasn't Jaques off there but got caught by something?
No, Jacques attempted to jump to Beagle Point around the time of the first Distant Worlds expedition, but he misjumped due to a targeted terrorist (we know who! 😉) attack by UA/TS. He ended up in what is now known as Colonia which is not far from Sag A*.
 
"The Rewired network claimed these ‘bodiless voices’ had disregarded the relative standing of these two individuals, and questioned how many others had experienced similar calls."

Two things im getting from this... One you dont have to be elite to hear the whispers... And two we might have been whispered to already... Going to have to start recording my jumps...
Yes, the two individuals were not elite, which makes me think this storyline arc is not Raxxla-related; although the Raxxla elite requirement was based on a) the original novella, which may have been retconned out of canon lore and b) the original Dark Wheel missions (clearly Raxxla-related) which were only found at Shin Dez & therefore required elite status

Edit: I always fly with the cockpit radio blaring out (ClassicFM or Cerys Mathews’ blues show), so it would have to be more of a bellow than a whisper for me to notice! 🙂

Edit2: did Sag A* during DW2; didn’t hear any voices. Did a couple of NSP Lagrange clouds, spotted a few anomalies, none offered me the keys to Raxxla!
 
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Yes, the two individuals were not elite, which makes me think this storyline arc is not Raxxla-related;
Maybe... But why provide an answer as to why two disperate people are "hearing" something if not to answer some oddly specific question about rank and finding things? Also note they are hearing it... Not dreaming it.
 
Or a lagrange cloud in the core near Sag A, the Gateway To Doom™? Wasn't Jaques off there but got caught by something?
What Jorki said:

No, Jacques attempted to jump to Beagle Point around the time of the first Distant Worlds expedition, but he misjumped due to a targeted terrorist (we know who! 😉) attack by UA/TS. He ended up in what is now known as Colonia which is not far from Sag A*.
One of the full messages from Jacques for reference:

"This is Jacque, Can anyone read this?

The artefacts caused some kind of overload in my engines, threw me into witch space. I've idea how long I was in there, time seemed to fluctuate. Past, present, future...all mingling together. I remember appearing in different systems, but only for a few seconds. Nebulas, blackholes...there one minute then gone. Logs storing key location data. They sing, the artefacts. I thought that was some crack pot ranting, but when you're out there they sing and then they find you."

(Copied verbatim from the original, including spellings, spacing, missed words, etc.)

As a mild aside, the more I've thought about that particular passage, the more I think that the 'they sing and then they find you' was just about the UAs/TSs and their broadcasting of the name of the system they're in, rather than something else finding Jacques after the UAs singing.
 
Article is now out on Galnet: https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/5ce65512b22e87324244c4d5

Ship Thief Linked to Halsey’s Visions
25 MAY 3305
There has been much speculation about starship technician Gan Romero, whose dreams are believed to have directed him to steal a ship from a starport hangar.

On the Rewired network, independent journalist Flint ‘Firemaker’ Lafosse offered this analysis:

“Romero’s dream journal entries were very similar to Jasmina Halsey’s visions after the Starship One incident three years ago. Was this lowly grease monkey in touch with the same ‘caretakers of our galaxy’ that Halsey claims spoke to her?”

“Sure, it could be coincidence. Maybe even a shared psychological disorder. But it seems possible that Halsey and Romero were telepathically contacted by the same incorporeal intelligence.”

“You can see why they might want to talk to a Federal president. But a starport technician? What’s so special about Romero? If he’s telling the truth then who knows how many more ordinary people have heard these summons from ‘bodiless voices’ over the years?”
 
Maybe... But why provide an answer as to why two disperate people are "hearing" something if not to answer some oddly specific question about rank and finding things? Also note they are hearing it... Not dreaming it.
Well... (very) arguably he is dreaming it. The descriptions of what he's seeing and hearing are from his dream journal (or what appears to be one at least).

"Our analysts have recovered a few fragments of these recordings, which appear to have been part of a dream journal. In them, Romero makes repeated mention of seeing ‘an area of space, not black but radiant…glowing like heaven,’ and being called by ‘voices that didn’t come from anything with a body’."

IIRC, Halsey was also in a coma/stasis when she experienced her encounter/vision - so arguably that's a form of dream too.

I wonder though - did they have brain implants? Some people do have them in the ED universe, but I've certainly never seen any indication that we have them as independent pilots.
 
Well... (very) arguably he is dreaming it. The descriptions of what he's seeing and hearing are from his dream journal (or what appears to be one at least).

"Our analysts have recovered a few fragments of these recordings, which appear to have been part of a dream journal. In them, Romero makes repeated mention of seeing ‘an area of space, not black but radiant…glowing like heaven,’ and being called by ‘voices that didn’t come from anything with a body’."

IIRC, Halsey was also in a coma/stasis when she experienced her encounter/vision - so arguably that's a form of dream too.

I wonder though - did they have brain implants? Some people do have them in the ED universe, but I've certainly never seen any indication that we have them as independent pilots.
Really? I was only aware of the Guardians having brain implants. Possibly the caretakers were originally attracted to Halsey by the fsd drive, which seems might well have been sabotaged & possibly giving out out hyperspace signals; it exploded during the witchspace journey (reported on galnet by one of her accompanying escort flight). If they are the disembodied guardian AI then it makes sense for them to contact/control a spaceship technician; they probably want to get some form of body/ship.
 
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