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Report on the trip to Baratar System, Khanid: Drifter Incursion

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Amarr Empire
#1 - 2015-08-26 06:13:35 UTC  |  Edited by: The Golden Serpent
Today after finishing reading my prayer book to the evil Imperium forces in Assah, who are harassing the people of the Lord in Providence, I recieved intel that a small excursion out to the Drifter presence in The Khanid Kingdom was going to take place lead by Cardinal Kahar Dex. Lord Aldrith Shutaq, Lady Kerri Kane, Lady Arsia Elkin and Lord Longshanks II were also present as brave defenders of Amarria. Oh, and my father, Lord Akkad Akaya, who inspired me to investigate int he first place.

I joined up and went down in my Inquisitor.

Everyone who was going into the plexes was getting podded after their ships were insta-popped, uh, but they are very tolerant of me.

I think they tolerate me because I preach to them alot about Amarr religion and, I always say hello to them.

So when my ship was shot down, I stayed very still for about ten minutes, and one of the big ships approached within 1k of me but didn't shoot my pod! I slowly approached a ring of standing objects with a blue ring of fire in the center, very far off, about 50k. When I approached it, it became clear it was a ring of eight structures that when analyzed, my computer said they were thermoelectric converters. The center ring of blue fire registered as a wormhole and the pod told me it was too violent to enter.

I was struck by the resemblance of the converters to Gallente ship architecture. At first, I thought they were Domi's or something.

I had nothing to lose at this point. One of the big battleships came up next to me and brushed up against my pod, which was terrifying and encouraging.

I approached in close to the wormhole and took an image of it. I was so shocked to see an image of the Serpent's Coil deep in the depths of the blue ringed wormhole.

I've uploaded the images for you. Note that you can see the serpent's coil from even a distance. I wouldn't make these up and I don't even know how.

Serpent's Coil Image

Thermoelectric Converter

Far shot of the wormhole within the converters

Drifter ship slipping by

A ring formation

Drifter close encounter


It seems pretty relevant that the image matches the scripture:

"So instructed the Queen to her champion,
‘Beware the righteous who seek truth in spirit alone;
The weak of mind are quick to judge with slightest tempt;
Thus fools go forth to spread false word,
Great misery follows those who heed what only the weak have heard.
Heed me champion, for only you shall know;
Within the blue ring of fire lies the final key of revelation.
Find this ring, my champion, and both mind and spirit shall be strong once more.’"
- The Scriptures, Book of Trials 2:13 - 2:21

I'm not trying to draw a conclusion, but there's definately an important symbolism going on here and a clue to the mystery of the Drifters and where they are coming from.

-:¦:-•:'":•.-:¦:-•* K H A N I D •-:¦:-•:''''*:•-:¦:-

Amarr Empire
#2 - 2015-08-26 06:40:29 UTC
I think that there are more than one system or region peeking through the wormhole Can anyone identify these images?

Grey streak (Branch?)

Bright spot unknown

Shot of all three (poss 4) areas

-:¦:-•:'":•.-:¦:-•* K H A N I D •-:¦:-•:''''*:•-:¦:-

Test Alliance Please Ignore
#3 - 2015-08-26 07:47:54 UTC
That green nebula formation is most definitely Cloud Ring. The bright blue nebula could be The Forge, but I can't be certain. I'd say this could perhaps be Pure Blind, but I'm not certain.

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Amarr Empire
#4 - 2015-08-26 07:57:30 UTC  |  Edited by: The Golden Serpent
Went to Vill, there is a Sansha's Nation incursion happening, Sansha Headquarters in Osmallanais. Sansha Vanguard in Iffrue and a Sansha Staging area in Villonen proper.

My ship's computer had this to say about the system which is a famous overlook for the beautiful cloud ring formation that resembles a serpent.

"The Serpent's Coil is at once one of the most exotic and the most dangerous of all space locations in the vastness of New Eden. It is currently inhabited by agents of the Serpentis Corporation, who use the place as a gathering point for smugglers and raiders alike. At the heart of the Serpent's Coil lies a ruined military installation. This base was constructed by the Gallente Federation during the Gallente-Caldari War to defend against marauding Caldari ships. After the war, the strategic importance of the base diminished, and it was eventually abandoned.

The base itself is ringed by huge boulders the size of mountains. These magnificent rock formations broke away from a comet traversing the Vilinnon system over two centuries ago, and today they stand proud in their protection of the most audacious Serpentis base around."


Anyways I'm beat and I'm getting pod sickness again from all the travelling, so im spending the night here and staying with some Serpentis peepz cuz the Gallente think they need to arrest me and haul me to jail, what a bunch of morons. They busted up my ship pretty bad.

Okay so we havn't solved the mystery, but maybe found a few pieces of the puzzle.

-:¦:-•:'":•.-:¦:-•* K H A N I D •-:¦:-•:''''*:•-:¦:-

Amarr Empire
#5 - 2015-08-26 08:08:54 UTC
Andreus Ixiris wrote:
That green nebula formation is most definitely Cloud Ring. The bright blue nebula could be The Forge, but I can't be certain. I'd say this could perhaps be Pure Blind, but I'm not certain.



Pure Blind is mostly Goonswarm/Spacemonkey but there is a Sisters of Eve sovereign system there that might be worth checking out.

If someone blue to Imperium could check it out it might absolve you of the sinful actions going on in Providence.

-:¦:-•:'":•.-:¦:-•* K H A N I D •-:¦:-•:''''*:•-:¦:-

#6 - 2015-08-26 09:37:03 UTC
Thanks for publishing your approach on this miss Golden Serpent, I included it in my report on the war declaration, hoping it inspires others to follow your footsteps in finding out more about these invaders.

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#7 - 2015-08-26 13:29:25 UTC  |  Edited by: Claudia Osyn
The Drifters are CONCORD from the future.

A little trust goes a long way. The less you use, the further you'll go.

Monyusaiya Industry Trade Group
#8 - 2015-08-26 14:06:26 UTC
Claudia Osyn wrote:
The Drifters are CONCORD from the future.


What a twist!
Pandemic Horde
#9 - 2015-08-26 14:13:34 UTC
I'm still in Baratar.

Things here are grim.

The blue/white nebula also looks like Black Rise.

"Angels live, they never die, Apart from us, behind the sky. They're fading souls who've turned to ice, So ashen white in paradise."

#10 - 2015-08-26 14:49:01 UTC
Those "Gallentean" thermoelectric converters look like a common Sleeper technology. The ring formation is a typical setup, but don't the Sleepers usually put an impregnable space station in the middle instead of a wormhole?
#11 - 2015-08-26 15:40:07 UTC
Aria Jenneth wrote:
Those "Gallentean" thermoelectric converters look like a common Sleeper technology. The ring formation is a typical setup, but don't the Sleepers usually put an impregnable space station in the middle instead of a wormhole?



Generally yes, however the wormhole surrounded by thermoelectric converters is a design we've also seen before.

The wormhole looks to lead to pure blind, based on the various nebula visible. The ring is obviously Cloud Ring, the blue nebula is the Lonetrek nebula in caldari highsec, and the brown band is the Glitter Belt, the galaxy that New Eden sits inside of and visible from almost anywhere in the cluster.

These are not the first drifter wormholes that appear to lead to Pure Blind, but I've yet to find anything in that region that indicates a drifter connection or presence. Pure Blind is also the home to the SOE, so maybe there is some yet unseen connection? The drifters could also be fooling us, using their generators to project a hologram over the wormhole to obscure its true destination.
#12 - 2015-08-26 16:01:07 UTC
Saede Riordan wrote:
Aria Jenneth wrote:
Those "Gallentean" thermoelectric converters look like a common Sleeper technology. The ring formation is a typical setup, but don't the Sleepers usually put an impregnable space station in the middle instead of a wormhole?

Generally yes, however the wormhole surrounded by thermoelectric converters is a design we've also seen before.

Considering that even our own largest stargates don't produce sustained wormholes, they'd probably need a strong power source. If these converters are a power source of some variety-- a super-advanced fusion generator, say-- that could explain their frequency and placement.

What I'm wondering now is, first, whether anyone's been known to use these devices outside the Sleepers and Drifters, and, if not, whether they're scavenged and repurposed ... or whether they're consistent with other Drifter technology, such as Circadian Seekers.

It's always seemed possible, but ... did it happen?

Are we fighting the Sleepers?
#13 - 2015-08-26 20:52:12 UTC
Anybody try an entosis link on these odd structures?

Bring back DEEEEP Space!

#14 - 2015-08-28 03:40:38 UTC
Re: Entosis links

Unconfirmed reports from a Spectre Fleet pilot indicate they've attempted to use them in the lighter sites without any success or noticeable effect.
Arataka Research Consortium
#15 - 2015-08-28 04:04:05 UTC
There's still an elevated Amarr Navy presence in the area, but I imagine that they'll withdraw in coming days.

Hm.

Well, we'll be more ready when the Drifters return.

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