Back from the Depth

“Let’s go home!”

Logo by Qohen Leth

Early 3305 took place the Distant Worlds 2 expedition which brought thousands of pilots to Beagle Point at the other end of the Galaxy on a 4-month journey. The entire Adventure of the Deep Space Network during this prestigious expedition is detailed in the page dedicated to Distant Worlds 2.

Distant Worlds 2 does not plan to return to the bubble, the Deep Space Network has proposed a month and a half journey from Beagle Point to Hawking’s Gap. A journey that allows you to return relatively quickly while continuing to explore and meet each weekend for group activities. Crossing the Galaxy from north to south allows you to pass through many regions offering the discovery of a wide variety of biological features. The proposed route takes these points of interest into account.

Here is the route taken by this return from the depths of the Abyss:

#1 12/05/3305: Beagle Point (Beagle Depot)
#2 05/19/3305: Nuweou CO-F d12-4 (Lonely Candle)
#3 05/26/3305: Ploea Brou JA-J b9-1
#4 06/02/3305: Greeroi MT-O d7-3 (Greeroi Veil)
#5 06/09/3305: Umbaists XJ-A e6237 (Allium Nebula)
#6             Stuemeae FG-Y d7561 (Explorer's Anchorage)
#7 06/16/3305: Dryau Ausms YE-A f121 (Pendulum)
#8 06/23/3305: Shrogaae KK-A d983 (The Brain Forest)
#9 06/30/3305: Plaa Aec TU-G d10-67

You can find the recorded shipment on the dedicated EDSM page.

The first month is to reach the galactic center by a path a little further east than that of Distant Worlds 2. To do this, we embark along the Sagittarius Carina arm before starting the descent south.

The departure is marked by the discovery of many biological entities in the Acheron region.


Lagrange Clouds and some rings in these regions are teeming with mineral spheres, ice crystals, silicate crystals, and other K-type anomalies.

Korver, El-Thorgrin, Nozdus, Oberoth34

Here is a magnificent specimen of the cephalhalopode mollusc:


And below the sinuous tubers analyzed by Commander Korver:


On the long road to the galactic center we also come across beautiful points of interest like Helios Belt in Braisoea AA-A h29 :


We take advantage of the panoramas of the nebulae for our massjump as here at Umbaists WE-Z d1365:


Explorers who had been out of contact with civilization for many months arrived at Explorer’s Anchorage near Sagittarius A*. The station we contributed to build is now complete and we can now resell our exploration data and give our ships a fresh paint job.

We’re heading back to a beautiful system discovered by Commander Mist0. The system in question is Dryau Ausms YE-A f121 (Pendulum) and consists of a black hole, a neutron star and three landing planets, all in a 14-second light zone. The rings of the first planet offer a magnificent panorama to perform our weekly massjump.


We head east to Shrogaae KK-A d983. In this other system recorded by Mist0 during the Perseus Survey under the name Brain Forest there are two peculiarities. The first, due to the proximity to the structures of the guardians civilization, is the presence of brain trees.


And the second peculiarity of this system is above all the presence of the void hearts. Plant organisms that encompass a kind of nucleus of fire. These organisms appear to produce nearby Octahedral Pods.


We flew in this cluster of void hearts before a massjump to our final destination.


Distant Worlds 2 had passed through the abandoned Dynasty Project bases located in the Conflux, so it is only natural that our expedition ends in the abandoned bases located in Hawking’s Gap.

Our arrival system is home to some of the endemic biological entities of this region: amphora plants.


We end with a final evening of SRV unwinding in the abandoned Hawkins Gap Gamma Site with a fence race in the middle of the structures. Commander Sh0t’ has released an excerpt from his video stream of the Mad Max looking race that he valiantly won:

We are now close to the bubble and the commanders are each returning to their system where they will take a long deserved break before the next expedition.

You can view the most beautiful photos of the expedition in the DSN photo contest gallery.