[ARC] Report on initial observations of the Svarog Clade Orbital Shipyards

Greetings to all on the IGS,

After the initial report ARC has travelled to Skarkon II to observe the Svarog Clade Orbital Shipyards.
This will be a short report on what has been observed, including some footage. ARC wishes to stress that it is too early to draw any conclusions as there are too many unknowns at this point in time.

Upon entering the system of Skarkon, ARC observers noted that there is a navigational beacon that highlights the location of the orbital shipbuilding complex over Skarkon II.
When travelling to this location, one can observe 3 ‘Towers’, 6 ‘Structures’ of unknown purpose and 4 fields of depleted asteroids.

‘Frontal view’ showing the depleted asteroid fields, ‘Towers’ and ‘Structures’

‘top-down-view’ showing the positioning of the ‘Towers’ and ‘Structures’

Observations with regard to the ‘Towers’
Each tower contains 5 singularities and is covered by a lattice of scaffolding. The scaffolding does seem to follow a general template and could indicate that each ‘Tower’ holds a multitude of what are likely to be shipyards or dockyards. Within the scaffolding, multiple ship hulls were observed in different stages of assembly or maintenance. There are also a large amount of navigational lights near the ‘Towers’ and shipyards or dockyards.

At this time it appears that each ‘Tower’ has 13 levels or floors and currently contains 36 shipyards or dockyards. That would put the current total number of observed shipyards or dockyards at 108. Observers have noted that each ‘Tower’ has enough room to add additional shipyard or dockyards.
Each level or floor has multiple points of entry and/or exit from the tower and each of these points is alligned with a shipyard or dockyard.

Upon close inspection of the ‘Towers’, observers noticed something that has the appearance of a message board of some kind. This messageboard can be found at the lower half of each ‘Tower’ and above the 2nd singularity from the bottom.

Besides this message board, another small structure has been observed. Each tower seems to have 7 of these small structures. Each small structure is located on top of a single shipyard or dockyard and at different intervals between the levels or floors. The function and purpose of these structures is currently unknown but they do seem to have 2 points of entry and/or exit .

Further observation is needed to learn more about the ‘Towers’, shipyards or dockyards, messageboard and the smaller structures.

Observations with regard to the ‘Structures’
The ‘Structures’ are something that ARC has not encountered before. Each ‘Structure’ has a singularity on one side and a possible point of entry and/or exit on the other side. Similar looking structures have also been observed at the Veles Clade Automata Semiosis Sobornost in the system of Wirashoda .

Further observation is needed to learn more about these ‘Structures’.

Zoomed in photo of the front and rear of the ‘Structures’, scaffolding that could be shipyards or dockyards and navigational lights

How to proceed
As mentioned before, there are a lot of unknowns with regard to the ‘Towers’ and ‘Structures’. ARC believes that there is insufficient information to draw any conclusions at this time and will therefore continue to regularly make observations of the Svarog Clade Orbital Shipyards. When sufficient observations and data is collected, an update on this initial report will be made.

Regards,

DutchGunner

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Did you guys get any good images of these?

ARC has made another expedition into Pochven to observe the Svarog Clade Orbital Shipyards. The initial report has been updated with the following:

  • The number of singularaties and shipyards or dockyards per ‘Tower’;
  • The small structures that have been observed on top of multiple singular shipyards or dockyards;
  • The sighting of similar looking ‘Structures’ in the Veles Clade Automata Semiosis Sobornost in Wirashoda.

Here is a photo of a single shipyard and/or dockyard. At this point it is still speculation if each yard works on a single ship hull or multiple at the same time.

Here is a photo of multiple shipyards and/or dockyard with ship hulls in different stages of assembly

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That is a lot of dreadnoughts. I wonder how long it takes them to construct one.

I’d imagine not as long as it takes capsuleers to replicate them, depressingly.

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