Mysteries

This page is for speculation about strange and mysterious things encountered during the missions. Its primary purpose is to allow players to catalog and puzzle over things Talvieno hasn't yet explained. Its secondary purpose is to let Talvieno know how well he's explained things he hasn't explained yet. As such, players should feel free to fill this out and add info or theories whenever possible. Explained mysteries can be moved elsewhere.

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Mission 1

Dark Space

An unexplained scientific phenomenon where a large expanse seems to block out or absorb light. Normally these anomalies don't move but this one is accelerating in the direction of the alien base. It has an infrared signature.
It is capable of devouring vast swaths of space.

Theories

The turrets were likely built to keep it away.

Metal Walls

The metal walls, floor and control panels of the alien base are made out of a anomalous material that seems to be constantly changing composition. The metal seems to be self-repairing.
The shifting is due to them being multidimensional, we see all versions at once.

Theories

(none)

Purple Crystals

The purple crystals absorb energy. It looks like the walls of the main alien complex are enveloped by a layer of liquid crystals, the solid crystals seen in the base are most likely the result of the liquid seeping through the walls and crystallizing there.

Theories

They most likely absorb the radiation emitted by the pulsar, thus protecting the inhabitants of the base. Next to that it is also possible that the absorbed energy is used as a power source. Maybe they have also something to do with self-repairing materials.

Shifting data panels

They are made out of a material that constantly changes composition. They 'eat' things that touch it.
This is because they are multidimensional and spread out the users hand over multiple dimensions, something our bodies aren't made for.

Theories

(none)

Where the hell is everyone?

The whole base is deserted, the defenses and mechanical systems of the base still appear to be functional.
In other dimensions the base is still inhabited. The owner's were in stasis pods, but died in there a long time ago.

Theories

Maybe a power problem caused the deaths of the aliens in the stasis pods.

Mysterious hacker

There appears to be someone who remotely hacked one of the turrets and started to undo the changes that BFett made.

Theories

Possibly related to the dark space

Foreigner's dream

(none)

Theories

(none)

BTE

Mission 1: Hiltorel Colony

Nacelle entity

During their foray into the crashed nacelle, squad Beta encounters a mysterious humanoid entity of unknown motives. Though ostensibly human, it's appearance, behavior and mannerisms obviously hint at a far stranger true nature. It does not seem to require any kind of life support to stay alive in the relatively unbreathable atmosphere of Nanyej. Furthermore, it appears to be privy to various kinds of information that it would not be expected to know, such as the names and backgrounds of the inmates, and the Nemesis' purpose at the colony. By it's own admission, it can 'hear' the radio communication within the platoon, but states that physical presence is a superior way of obtaining information, indicating that it may have strong psychic abilities. Apparently, it can somewhat predict future events, but these predictions can be rendered invalid due to 'anomalies'.

The entity admits that the purpose of it's interaction with squad Beta is to gather information, though for what inscrutable ultimate goal remains unknown. It ends up vanishing just as suddenly as it appeared, but not before leaving the squad with a cryptic piece of advice - "the red path is the longest".

Events immediately preceding the mission

Though tidbits of information gradually emerge, it is never completely revealed what events lead to the Nemesis getting attacked and crashing onto Nanyej. Most importantly, no one knows what the ship's original mission was - not even SCAMPS. Only a select few individuals knew the true nature of the mission, but all were apparently killed in the battle preceding mission 1. Additionally, both the Hiltorel and the nacelle entity claim that the Nemesis was initially cooperating with the Hiltorel, but that for unknown reasons Tartarus betrayed them and tried to bomb Huhoba Qitsit before being shot down themselves.

Nemesis mole

It is common knowledge, and was for some time, that a mole is operating on the Nemesis. The nacelle entity was apparently able to determine who it was, but didn't reveal the information to the squad. Currently, it is completely unknown who the mole is and what their next move will be.

Purpose of the Hiltorel colony

Huhoba Qitsit seems to have been established in a completely unremarkable area that isn't even habitable by Hiltorel standards. Furthermore, the colony seems to have been founded only recently, and the Hiltorel for some reason considered the area important enough to found an entire city there. There also appear to be an unusual amount of mercenary groups operating at the colony, most of which appeared to have arrived only recently.

Human

Squad Beta chased away a large human scavenger cargo ship and some fighters, who seemed oddly okay with them, even after they killed one of their fighters. Mentioned residing at the space station. What are humans doing on a Hiltorel colony?

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