Logbook entry

J.Bauer / 07 Jul 3305
The Search for New Meta-Alloy Sources

Sound the horn. The Scarlet Hawk let out a deep rumble that reveberated across the deck. 56 objects.

Two weeks ago we surveyed a rocky body within the Nyeajaae NL-J b14-9 system. Ship logs from a wreck found on the surface indicated that it was part of the initial survey team into the Witchhead Nebula in 3301. The crew ended up stranded 15kLy away after interacting with some sort of alien technology, but whatever had stranded them didn't give them a way to get back.

Returning to the bubble was like waking from a coma. The Thargoids began an invasion of the core. A number of stations within the core world's have been damaged and evacuations are ongoing. The role of the Presidency has been removed in the Alliance, and supplies of Meta-Alloys have been dwindling. A bulletin at Jameson Orbital caught my eye.

Aegis Research has issued a statement amid growing concerns that meta-alloy harvests in the Pleiades Nebula have slowed dramatically. A number of sources claim that Thargoid barnacle sites have recently ceased producing materials.

The situation was addressed by Professor Alba Tesreau of Aegis Research:

"Thargoid structures remain poorly understood, so we can only theorise why the barnacles in most Pleiades systems have grown barren. Our leading hypothesis is that these sites have been over-exploited in recent years, and humanity has simply exhausted this resource.

What is certain is that meta-alloys are both a valuable commodity and a vital component of anti-xeno technology. It is of paramount importance that we maintain the supply of this material.

Therefore, Aegis Research is spearheading an initiative to identify an alternative source. We ask the galactic community to support us by providing exploration data, in the hope this leads us to undiscovered barnacle sites."

Independent pilots who wish to participate can do so by handing in survey scans to The Oracle in the Delphi system between the 4th and the 10th of July.

To earn rewards you must sign up as an active participant before handing in Exploration Data at The Oracle in the Delphi system.

The abandoned ship logs point toward the Witchhead Nebula, and a major effort was now being made to find new sources of meta-alloys. It would make for a good cover to link up with a survey crew headed there. Hopefully I will be able to find what that alien relic before someone else does.
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