Asphodel (The Birdcage)

Andrew Reinhard, 2019

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Asphodel (The Birdcage)

Asphodel and its only surviving base have changed between its founding in April 2017 and the Atlas Rises cataclysm in August 2018. The Birdcage, created by player gcderrick, once shared a planet with other player bases, as well as a system densely populated in the Galactic Hub. The update changed all of the planet names (as scanned from space), and the other bases (including Elysium) have all disappeared. Asphodel itself was a paradise planet when it was discovered in December 2016, and the v1.3 change affected by the patch made the planet gorgeous in an entirely different and synthetic way, paving it in gold a white tiles.

The base as discovered in May 2018 differs from historic photographs taken and shared by players in April 2017 indicating the common practice of settlers revising their initial habitations until abandonment. Five communication stations are near the base, some of which indicating past residency and evacuation to the new Galactic Hub post-Atlas Rises.

This site was the 9th visited (of 30) by Andrew Reinhard for the No Man's Sky Archaeological Project documenting abandoned Galactic Hub settlements. Data includes photos, videos, map, and site report.