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The Letters of Kellar Lench

Today Discovered presents the personal correspondence of Dr. Kellar Lench, on loan to us from the Gemma Museum of Interspecies Tolerance. Lent was a young scientist when he first discovered the Elysium System and the existence of the Tevarin in 2541.

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2541.11.06_20:34 SET

LOCATION: Yar

I can’t take this anymore. 263 straight days of solitude in this “research” station with only the spectrum to keep me company. Heck, even the spectrum isn’t always there for me. Sometimes the swirling red sands are so thick and vicious that they block out the signal. Or damage my transmitter. I’ve had to fix that thing so many times I consider myself an honorary electrical engineer by now.

It’s funny, Dad. Even though I know you won’t receive this message for days, I can already hear your response to what I’m sure you’ll deem ‘petty complaints.’ Ever since I was a boy, you filled my head with stories of scientists willing to risk everything to make the universe a better place. “Great scientists sacrifice their life for their discoveries,” you’d say. It sounded like a dangerous and exciting proposition as a kid. Now I know it’s anything but that.

I still remember the look on your face when I told you about this research job. You were so proud. Your boy was being whisked away to live alone on a frontier world and do research for the good of Humanity. Confident that your son must have been hired for some extremely important work.

Well, I regret to inform you that I wasn’t. Turns out the New Horizons Research Institute is nothing more than a subsidiary of the Hathor Group. It took some digging to uncover the details, but when I found the proof, it all made sense. It explained why my only job was to deploy small research drones to search Yar’s...
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Star Citizen Alpha 2.4 Available!

Greetings Citizens,

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Star Citizen Alpha 2.4 is now live! This major update to Star Citizen’s persistent universe is now available in your launcher. Alpha 2.4 introduces the first iteration of in-game persistence and shopping, as well as major changes to the controls, updates to the ship roster (including making the massive Starfarer flyable in-game), bug fixes, balance updates and more! In short, this is our biggest and most important update since Star Citizen Alpha 2.0.

You can read all about the new systems below, and find a complete list of changes in the 2.4 Patch Notes here.

Ship Updates
Starfarers Take Flight!

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Star Citizen Alpha 2.4.0 welcomes the Stafarers to the skies! Not only has the base Starfarer become flight-ready, but the Gemini variant is being introduced as well and will be hangar and flight-ready too! These massive tankers have multiple decks and crew support for seven people, making it our largest flyable ship in-game so far.

If you missed out on your chance to pick up either the Base Starfarer or the Gemini variant, both are now on sale! These ships will be available on the pledge store through 6/20.

You can read more about the Starfarer in our original post here!

Hangar Ready Reliant!

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In addition to the Starfarer duo, Alpha 2.4.0...
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June Subscriber Flair!

This month’s Subscriber Flair is the Aegis Sabre ship model! This realistic ship model from Takuetsu Starships, the most trusted name in ship models, is the thirteenth in a collection of Star Citizen’s ships. Display your Sabre with pride, and then collect other models to complete the display.

If you’re an active subscriber, the flair will be attributed to your account today. If you subscribe over the weekend, the Sabre model will be attributed to your account on Tuesday June 14th! More information about subscriptions can be found here.

Please note that the models will be distributed to your accounts today, but they will not show up in the hangar until Star Citizen Alpha 2.4 is available on the live service. Sabre owners who purchased the ship during the initial concept sale will recieve a limited edition version of the model in a unique livery. This will be distributed in a future patch.

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“The ‘verse keeps getting bigger, but some things never change. Whatever you got, no matter how much or how little, there’s always someone waiting to take it from you. You either let it happen or you fight. Don’t know about you, but I’m damn well gonna fight.”
- Dosh Mallory, famed frontiersman, 2656

The Contest

Several weeks ago, in conjunction with the concept sale for the MISC Prospector, we asked people to write up fictional biographies for their potential mining character, and boy did you guys answer the call. With more than 35,000 entries, it took us quite awhile to go through and read them all, and after conquering that endeavor, we’ve decided to pick not only our five winning entries, but five runners up that caught our attention.

THE WINNERS

Judging entries in a contest like this is completely subjective. When going through the entries, we picked the ones that simply resonated with members of the Community Team for one reason or another. This is not to say that entries that didn’t make it here are worse, only that these five were the ones that caught our attention and stuck in our heads while going through 35,000 entries. The winners here will all be awarded an RSI Orion for their contributions to this fun endeavor. These will be attributed next week.

THE RUNNERS-UP

Picking the Top 5 was a difficult task, and on our way to narrowing that selection down, we had ourselves a Top 10. These were the ones that stayed with for the longest time, if only to just miss the final cut. For that accomplishment, we’ll be awarding these runners-up with a free MISC Prospector. These will be attributed next week.

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Around the Verse: Episode 2.35
ADAM REALLY WENT FOR IT.


This week, Part 1 of our interview with Concept Artist and Illustrator Jim Martin, and Writer Adam Wieser from the CIG Lore Team explores the Davien System.

05:25 Intro
08:40 NFATV
21:45 ATV Interview with Jim Martin
33:57 ATV Rewind
11:14 Loremaker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Davien System
59:34 MVP with Tyler Witkin (Same as gameplay intro)
34:20 ATV Fast Forward

GAMEPLAY INTRO: https://youtu.be/D2CYqdvVD4s

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Portfolio: Tarsus Electronics
Portfolio: Tarsus Electronics


A Whole New World

On that fateful day in 2271 when Nick Croshaw folded space around his quantum drive for the first time and broke through the interspace barrier, Humanity changed forever. Suddenly, the potential for our expansion through the stars was limitless. The stars that hung brightly in Sol’s sky were calling to explorers. They were now within reach, patiently waiting for us to discover their secrets.

Who better to help usher in this new age than the company who made space accessible in the first place, RSI. While the earliest brave souls who breached interspace did so with dangerous and risky tweaks to their ship’s quantum drives, it was the labs at Robert Space Industries that took Croshaw’s research and found a way to mass produce the results with manufactured regularity. Albeit expensive and in limited supply, RSI’s QM-Core XII Jump Drive slowly allowed the governments of Earth and a select few adventurous pioneers to head out to the farthest reaches of known space, seeking new jump points and discovering new systems.

A Price to Pay

With the introduction of jump drives a new passion toexplore sparked to life and the Age of Stellar Expansion began. A generation of children spent their youth pretending to be explorers and dreaming of how great it would be when they got to name the next star system themselves. While most grew out of the fantasy, to a select few it became a calling. What emerged was a tight knit community of amateur explorers who dubbed themselves ‘Jumpers.’ They knew the science, they followed the news, they studied every star chart they could lay their hands on, and they argued for hours the merits of a certain ship over another for traversing interspace. Sadly, the one thing that few of these amateurs ever...
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War Exclusion Clause

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Welcome to Kaizen, your guide through the jump point to financial solvency. I am your host, Aaron Schere. Today’s top half of the show sets its fiscal eye on insurance. With many things in flux around the UEE, especially given the on-going war with the Vanduul, the industry’s landscape is shifting in ways you should know.

Past performance is not indicative of future results. Neither Schere, Kaizen nor Farnes Media Partners guarantees any specific outcome or profit. Before acting on information in this program, you should strongly consider seeking advice from your own financial or investment adviser.

Let’s start in the Stanton System. Ship insurance company ProtLife, a subsidiary of Stanton’s own MicroTech, has kicked off a new service allowing customers who have had their ship stolen or destroyed to accelerate the normal replacement process, for a nominal fee.

Early reports indicate that customers are responding well to the service, particularly single-ship owners and haulers — both key groups whose economic situation can be adversely affected by the delays and red tape that accompany most claims. According to an insider, if the program’s positive response continues, we should expect the service to become available to all ProtLife customers within the year.

Meanwhile, a representative from the IACA, a consumer advocacy organization, worries that monetizing the rapid replacement of ships only incentivizes insurance companies to drag their heels on standard claims, slowing the process to a snail’s pace to push loyal customers into paying extra for their replacement ship. Yet despite the concerns, buzz is building among other insurance companies, and there are rumors rival companies are considering similar services.

Speaking of insurance, let’s move...
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For what’s right, you heed the call.

For justice, you take up arms.

For those who can’t, you fight.


YOU’RE A BUCCANEER.
MAKE YOUR MARQUE.


For a limited time only, preorder the 2947 Drake Buccaneer and receive a complimentary Behring C-788 Ballistic Cannon. This durable weapon makes the perfect companion piece to the Buccaneer’s robust combat-tested design.

Behring C-788 “COMBINE” BALLISTIC CANNON

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Hurtling high caliber rounds with devastating velocity, Behring’s C-788 Ballistic Cannon was built to punch through ship armor. Extremely durable with exceptional heat resistance, the “Combine” can handle a heavy workload that, even with the weapon’s slower rate of fire, makes it an ideal choice for taking on larger, less maneuverable targets at a short range. (Helping to highlight the cannon’s strengths, Behring currently offers the C-788 standard with explosive rounds.)


Contact your authorized Drake Interplanetary dealer today.

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