Sightseeing in the Cluster

Abandoned Battlefield

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Pelkia shines behind the remains of an abandoned station

Within the past few months, CONCORD and its affiliated research arm had begun an extensive re-cataloging of notable sites in the Cluster. Hundreds of sites were discovered, or re-discovered, relics of times long gone. Many of the sites discovered were former stations abandoned by the Empires. Of course, as an explorer, I was thrilled with this project and kept a close track of it. Finally, last month the new site locations were formally promulgated to capsuleers. Eagerly, I quickly went out to see what was Out There.

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Two abandoned stations sit amongst fields of debris

Surprisingly, as I undocked from my home base in Pelkia, I immediately noticed a new item on my overview. Intrigued, I quickly warped over. Aura accessed the CONCORD database accompanying the updates for me, revealing the following information:

Pelkia3After thousands of years among the stars, the space lanes of New Eden have become littered with the presence of countless battlefields. The twisted and gnarled hulls of defeated vessels float in silent memory of humanity’s endless capacity for violence.

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A piece of debris tumbles listlessly through space

I quickly looked around. Two stations of unknown, though vaguely Minmatar design stood close to each other. The stations were beyond decrepit, little more than piles of rust held together only by the lack of any transfers of momentum, it seemed.  Surrounding the stations were various pieces of debris, as well as one relatively-intact shipwreck. The pieces drifted aimlessly through space near the stations, almost in a kind of halo.

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Professor Science banks as it approaches the rust heaps formerly known as stations

Due to the recent nature of the discovery, other details were, shall we say, wanting. Who was fighting? What were they fighting over? Why were the stations so close to each other? Were they the enemies, or was this a siege situation? I certainly didn’t know the answers, and staring in vain at the Professor’s sensor returns weren’t going to reveal any new information either. However, I scanned what data I could, figuring that some contacts I still had from the Center for Advanced Studies might be interested. After finishing my scans and taking one last look around, I set course for nearby systems, intent on seeing what other new discoveries there were out there.

Basic Information:

  • Attraction: Abandoned Battlefield
  • System: Pelkia
  • Security Rating: 0.5
  • Region: Domain
  • Potential Hazards: If you’re below a -4.5 in security status, or -5 standing with the Amarr, you’ll have to deal with some rather unpleasant policemen.
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