[Archives+Analysis] The Reappearance and Communications of Dr. Hilen Tukoss


(Uriel Paradisi Anteovnuecci) #1

To the new Intergalactic Summit, greetings. This post will serve as a re-host and analysis of the cryptic messages of the late(?) A’J Project Lead Dr. Hilen Tukoss in late YC116 and in February YC117.


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In the latter months of YC116, a number of mysterious communications to the now-archived Intergalactic Summit were made by (or under the name of) Doctor Hilen Tukoss. These were preceded by a notable increase in Sleeper activity, and were followed shortly afterwards by the discovery of recently and violently scavenged Sleeper Caches across the cluster (save for the last message, which was received in February of YC117).

The titanic eruption of the W477-P star, the Sisters’ announcement of their presence in Thera, and the subsequent appearance of mysterious unidentified structures and enigmatic Seeker Drones across New Eden came shortly afterwards - and in early YC117, the Drifters revealed themselves for the first time.

Without going too far into theory and what things may mean, the messages themselves are posted below. The first two are vastly different from the latter pair, and ask capsuleers to bring specific samples of the Jove Ambassador Misu Baniya to an unexplained “Resource Drop” at Site One in Eram. The other two messages are cut to pieces, but are far more genuine in delivery and warn of Site One being compromised, along with hints of events yet to come.


Message I: It has been some >>time

Original Archived Thread - Date YC116.10.24

Original Text:

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Good evening capsuleers,

I hope this message finds you

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well.

For some time now, I have been unable to speak from my current location. I have, however, remained dedicated to the research we began together in

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YC113.

Of the team that began research on this project, I am the only one who remains. The story behind the

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chain of events that have caused this is extremely complex, and in time I will reveal why the situation is as it stands now.

In the meantime, I need all the assistance I can garner, as fast as possible.

In the coming weeks, a location within

30003413/40216465=site one will become apparent where deposits can be made that may push us close to a breakthrough the like of which we have not seen since the
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matrimony of the capsule and the clone.

When the time comes, I will call for deposits of the following, to be made to site one, in order for me to continue work.

• Blood Drop
• Bone Splinter
• Cerebral Slice
• Epidermis Sliver
• Liver Bile

Your assistance in this matter would be very much appreciated. I will be in touch in the coming weeks to give further details.

  • Hilen Tukoss

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Translated Hexadecimal

system initializing…checksum complete!
console online…decrypting broadcast… 25%… 42%… 78%… 91%… complete!
aligning receiver node… complete!
commencing broadcast…

Good evening capsuleers,

I hope this message finds you

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well.

For some time now, I have been unable to speak from my current location. I have, however, remained dedicated to the research we began together in

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YC113.

Of the team that began research on this project, I am the only one who remains. The story behind the

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chain of events that have caused this is extremely complex, and in time I will reveal why the situation is as it stands now.

In the meantime, I need all the assistance I can garner, as fast as possible.

In the coming weeks, a location within

Eram/40216465=site one will become apparent where deposits can be made that may push us close to a breakthrough the like of which we have not seen since the
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matrimony of the capsule and the clone.

When the time comes, I will call for deposits of the following, to be made to site one, in order for me to continue work.

• Blood Drop
• Bone Splinter
• Cerebral Slice
• Epidermis Sliver
• Liver Bile

Your assistance in this matter would be very much appreciated. I will be in touch in the coming weeks to give further details.

  • Hilen Tukoss

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commencing BCA shutdown… complete!
system shutdown initiated

transmission terminated!


Message II: Resource Drop >>Established

Original Archived Thread - Date YC114.11.04

Original Text

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Good Afternoon, Capsuleers.

I thank you for your

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warm reception since my last contact.

I’m happy to inform you all that a resource drop has been successfully set up in Site One, in order to accept the

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previously mentioned materials.

I have watched with admiration as you have taken to Anoikis, with particular interest paid to colonization of

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Once initial work has been completed, I can return full time to assisting in curating the project that you have so generously contributed over the past four years.

Your contributions to the project so far have

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Translated Hexadecimal

system initializing…
checksum complete!
console online…
decrypting broadcast… 19%… 36%… 68%… 88%… 91%…
complete!?
Aligning receiver node… complete!?
commencing broadcast…

Good Afternoon, Capsuleers.

I thank you for your

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warm reception since my last contact.

I’m happy to inform you all that a resource drop has been successfully set up in Site One, in order to accept the

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previously mentioned materials.

I have watched with admiration as you have taken to Anoikis, with particular interest paid to colonization of

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Once initial work has been completed, I can return full time to assisting in curating the project that you have so generously contributed over the past four years.

Your contributions to the project so far have

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>>SYSTEM FAILURE.

>CONNECTION TERMINATED<


Message III: WA------! Site On— --ed!

Original Archived Thread - Date YC116.11.12

Original Text

TRANSPONDER 6612 ALLIGNED >> BROADCAST INITIATE…

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Th — – ission I hav — --- ----- ---- ---- ke in so — - – - - – -- s is Dr Hil — - – - - - oss, broa— - - – - – - w band eme — - - - – - cy FTL – I’m uns — - - - - - - he exact fr - - - - - – —cy.
Site On — - – — ---- sed. All sta — – - - - ----olved wi ---- – - - — k’Jal ---- ----- oject sho ---- ---- ider it inse— - ---- — d should aba — – -- ----- y equi — --rein, cons — ---- ----- ---- amin ---- –
---- - - - - gard the pre— – -- - s commun – — – - – s from wh ----- - - - - - ----pears to be m- – NeoC---- – -- ir inte------ - is misdir — - – -- -n the p- - - - – -se who ha — ------trained. DT coope – - — h the - – - - all c - - — -
I ha ---- – - --pted to ma ----- --ct — - – - - yr & C— - — – ail, in or -------- lay det-- - - – - – -y situa - - - - -. It is my la- - – ----- e tha-- - - - - – ransmissi- – - - - - e pick— - - - - - he FTL networ— - – - dcast t— – -nent pl
I am cu— - - - - inst my wi— - – — tors are unkno – -- - – -- he few det — - – -- urrou — – - – - e bee— – - – -- – - – ertain, I am bei - – - – - --ld somewh – - kis. The ava - - - - ata tha---- - – - – ther wo-- – - – - ---- – - est some— ---- e pro---- — -et, given luminos---- - - -d gravity signatures.
It is impe---- - - he cap---- - skforce dedica— - - – - laan contin----- - - - ir work i— – - ence. With---- - - - – - - - - sence, t— - - – ject mus— - – - nue to adva---- - - – - - cent ------ - - - ation — - - received.
I beli---- - - - - - - - - - – - --------------- – - tors to be ----- - - - – s, fear- — - - – vent ---- - - - ranspiring, and - - - - - - – - - ate of – - - - -nic.
I emp— - - - - – all to conti---- - - - - – rther the - - - – - - - k’Jalaan proj---- - - - - - tinue to wo ---- - – - - lution. ---- - - - - ate of the ---- ject ---- - - - in yo-- - - nds, and ---- - - - - - re is any — - - - - - – - - - - - ----- – - - - - – - - - - in future, I - - - - - - - ------l endea------------ - - - - - - o so.
D— - - - – - rch — - - m — - – - anger I - - - - -------- - - -o gr-- – -- —

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ERROR CODE:

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Translated Hexadecimal

TRANSPONDER 6612 ALLIGNED >> BROADCAST INITIATE…

TRAFFIC SCRUBBING ACTIVE, GAIN – 82.114 % NOMINAL…
PACKET LOSS – 72.176%

66ms

1088ms

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LOCKED IN
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LAYER 44602117/FF

COMMENCING BROADCAST…

Th — – ission I hav — --- ----- ---- ---- ke in so — - – - - – -- s is Dr Hil — - – - - - oss, broa— - - – - – - w band eme — - - - – - cy FTL – I’m uns — - - - - - - he exact fr - - - - - – —cy.
Site On — - – — ---- sed. All sta — – - - - ----olved wi ---- – - - — k’Jal ---- ----- oject sho ---- ---- ider it inse— - ---- — d should aba — – -- ----- y equi — --rein, cons — ---- ----- ---- amin ---- –
---- - - - - gard the pre— – -- - s commun – — – - – s from wh ----- - - - - - ----pears to be m- – NeoC---- – -- ir inte------ - is misdir — - – -- -n the p- - - - – -se who ha — ------trained. DT coope – - — h the - – - - all c - - — -
I ha ---- – - --pted to ma ----- --ct — - – - - yr & C— - — – ail, in or -------- lay det-- - - – - – -y situa - - - - -. It is my la- - – ----- e tha-- - - - - – ransmissi- – - - - - e pick— - - - - - he FTL networ— - – - dcast t— – -nent pl
I am cu— - - - - inst my wi— - – — tors are unkno – -- - – -- he few det — - – -- urrou — – - – - e bee— – - – -- – - – ertain, I am bei - – - – - --ld somewh – - kis. The ava - - - - ata tha---- - – - – ther wo-- – - – - ---- – - est some— ---- e pro---- — -et, given luminos---- - - -d gravity signatures.
It is impe---- - - he cap---- - skforce dedica— - - – - laan contin----- - - - ir work i— – - ence. With---- - - - – - - - - sence, t— - - – ject mus— - – - nue to adva---- - - – - - cent ------ - - - ation — - - received.
I beli---- - - - - - - - - - – - --------------- – - tors to be ----- - - - – s, fear- — - - – vent ---- - - - ranspiring, and - - - - - - – - - ate of – - - - -nic.
I emp— - - - - – all to conti---- - - - - – rther the - - - – - - - k’Jalaan proj---- - - - - - tinue to wo ---- - – - - lution. ---- - - - - ate of the ---- ject ---- - - - in yo-- - - nds, and ---- - - - - - re is any — - - - - - – - - - - - ----- – - - - - – - - - - in future, I - - - - - - - ------l endea------------ - - - - - - o so.
D— - - - – - rch — - - m — - – - anger I - - - - -------- - - -o gr-- – -- —

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Message IV: WA— – — SI---- – -O-----

Original Archived Thread - Date YC117.2.26

Original Text

TRANSPONDER IDENTITY UNKNOWN >> BROADCAST INITIATE…

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COMMENCING BROADCAST…

T — - ----------------age is ----- - — – oadcast – -- ll pos — – -- —e fr – - - - -encies. - ------ - - - to sec - — - a — – - -eeper ves - – - for ----- e no id ----- ----- - -my lo- - - - -----on, or the – - - – -. I have – ----dea how long - – — to tra- - - --it, I’ – - --n - --o- - e – - - - - of the – - - - - - -ity of th - ----- - - - --ts e ---- - - – - e r ------an- ----- --.
To who- - – - - ver rec – - - - - - th – -- s c- – -- -ca- - - – -n, I – — -ffer a w ----ing to t- - - – -e c – - - -ter. Sle – - – -ac – - – ty – - - incre – - - -e exp ------tia – ---- — - was br- - - -ght he- — e. I ha – -lost - - - - w these dr-- - – s are op- – --g, and h - – - witne----for---- ife th----- bo----- th biol-----c-a-l—an---- bi----- - - - ch- - --cal in na – - -e sin – --e I wa- – -s br- — - her – - -e. I – -- of the int- - – ons of – -- - -e o – -- -ce cal – - - -sle - - - -rs, but I d - – kn- – now t - - - -t wi - —out a do- —t, the - - – no lon – - - s - – -ping.
I int - – — - ---- - - - -de - - - – -gh-- - - – - - -ible, but – - - a- - - - to - – -- - h - - – k the v---- - - - - - - CISC tra- — - -der b - – -e — -, I – - it – - – as- - – - -gat-- --. Any unid - - – -ied sle- - - - - er ves – - - - th s ar – - – -- -S- - – -e On- – - m- – - - -be at – - - – t – a -ed. I have - - - -quip- - - - -t – -- - - EVA, — – ll - - - - be cat - - - – hic.
Pl – - - -se - - - – re – one - - - hos – -- - - - ac- – - - ------ - - - ite One – - - - - wee — - - ks. I — - - - of – -- ETA, – - - ny sle— --- -r-th essel ent— – -g Sit- – -O – - -ust — - -be estro — – -. Rep - – - - t, mu - - – -- E EST – — D.

I – — --g- - – -gh ----

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Hilen Tukoss’s emergency broadcast before his later-discovered clone death within the “Redoubt” Complex in Anoikis system J174618, revealed by the SCOPE in May of YC117, was announced by the DED to have in fact been at least 6 months old at the time, squarely placing its time of recording before the presumed real Hilen Tukoss’s later messages on the IGS.

This timeline may in fact suggest that, while Tukoss was killed and his clone never activated, his infomorph at least may possibly have been captured and trapped by the Drifters, who then hijacked the Doctor’s Neocom in order to convince well-intentioned capsuleers to unknowingly bring Jove biomass samples to them for some as-of-yet unexplained reason.

What’s more, some attempts to reconstruct his fractured final message suggest that he may have managed to escape his captors by securing a “Sleeper Vessel” of some sorts. In this case, this possible translation of his last message (by @Soldarius) may be at least somewhat accurate:


Possible Reconstruction:

T(his mess)age is (being br)oadcast (on a)ll pos(sibl)e fr(equ)encies. (I managed) to sec(ure) a (n old/s)leeper ves(sel) for (escap)e no id(ea) my lo(cati)on, or the (others/Other). I have (no i)dea how long (it will take) to tra(nsmit/nsfer/nsit/in for/ns) it, I’(ve o)n(ly) o(nc)e (-- - - - - ) of the (complex)ity of th(is ship’s turre)ts[,] e(ngine)e[]r(ing, )an(d design.)

To who(mever) rec(overs) th(i)s c(ommuni)c(atio)n, I (can only o(ffer a w(arn)ing to t(- - - – -)e c(harac?)ter. Sle(eper) ac(tivi)ty (has) incre(as)e[d] exp(onen)tia(l/ly since I) was br(ou)ght he®e. I ha(ve) lost (- - - -)w these dr(one)s are op(eratin)g, and h(ave) witne(ssed a) for(m of l)ife th(at is) bo()th biol(ogi)cal and bi(me)ch(ani)cal in na(tur)e sin©e I wa()s br(ought) her()e. I (know nothing) of the int(enti)ons of (the/those peopl)e o(n)ce cal(led) sle(epe)rs, but I d(o) kn(ow) now t(ha)t wi(th)out a do(ub)t, the(y are) no lon(ger) s(lee)ping.

I int - – — - ---- - - - -de - - - – -gh-- - - – - - -ible, but – - - a- - - - to - – -- - h - - --(unloc/unbloc)k the v(essel’s) CISC tra(nspon)der b()e(acon), I – - it – - – as- - – - -gat-- --. Any unid(entif)ied sle(ep)er ves(sel without) th[i]s ar(riving at) S(it)e On(e must [not] )be at()t()a(ck)ed. I have (e)quip(men)t (for an) EVA, (and wi)ll () be cat(egorized as a) hic.

Pl(ease) se(cu)re () one () hos(tile) ac(celeration gate at S)ite One (in – - - - -) wee()ks. I (am uncertain) of (my exact) ETA, (but a)ny sle(epe)r (-)th [v]essel ent(erin)g Sit(e) O(ne m)ust ([not]) be [d]estro(yed). Rep(ea)t, mu(st [not] B)E [D]EST(ROYE)D.

I – — --g- - – -gh ----


With the assumption that the end translates to Dr. Tukoss not wanting a "Sleeper vessel "entering Site One to be destroyed, all we can do is wait until the next steps of this story begin to unfold - that is, unless the DED has discovered anything since our last progress, which would be a better question for General Odo Korachi or our own IGS Correspondant @Aux_Aliette.

Until then, I’m sure many of us will continue to wait and hope for Dr. Tukoss’s return.

o7


[ARC] Large and Heavily Damaged Drifter Fleet Encountered in Hive Complex
(Makoto Priano) #2

Excellent compilation, Uriel!

And, as an aside, did we ever determine the split of duties between Victorian-haan and yourself? Remind me, and we’ll schedule a meeting on that. Might need to redefine some portfolios.


(Mark726) #3

My thanks for putting this together. Did we ever determine anything of significance about the systems mentioned in the second message (besides Thera, of course)? It’s been a while since I’ve really put my notes together on the Tukoss Incident.


(Valerie Valate) #4

I was disappointingly proven right, and it turned out to be some kind of AI that wanted Jovian body parts.

Consider this scenario:
An AI, being held prisoner in the Sleeper virtual realms because of crimes, was inadvertently set free by capsuleer exploration and harvesting of Sleeper elements, and sought to escape the prison permanently.
But to leave the confines of the Sleeper realms, it required a space-faring vessel, which, as a safety measure by the Sleepers, required a human body to control.
So, it arranged to have body parts delivered, and using them, constructed human bodies, to pilot the ships, which are what we know as Drifters now.
So, what we are dealing with, is an AI criminal mastermind, that escaped from the Sleeper prison through capsuleer intervention, and tricked well-meaning capsuleers into assisting it in fleeing beyond the reach of the Sleeper authorities, permanently.

Nice job, team.


(Che Biko) #5

They are (or were at the time) systems colonized by various capsuleer corporations/alliances. One of those systems was the HQ system of my corporation’s old alliance, Low-Class.


(Uriel Paradisi Anteovnuecci) #6

I remember the most interesting part of that being that one of the system IDs had yet to be known to capsuleers, later revealed to be Thera - even though it’s obvious that the Drifters were behind those messages, it’s interesting to see them unintentionally “leak” that to us all.