Bluegrass Planet (Serenity Villa)

Andrew Reinhard, 2019

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Bluegrass Planet (Serenity Villa)

The Bluegrass Planet was so named for its lush fields of blue grass in the Pathfinder era, later turned to wintry wastes by the Atlas Rises update. The Paradise-class planet hosted player SilfenPath's Serenity Villa, a Galactic Hub b&b advertised on the No Man's Sky subreddit as a place to visit and relax. Guests came in droves in response to the ad, many leaving behind communication station inscriptions of thanks and about the villa. Many of these inscriptions were left by "regulars", well-traveled citizens of the Galactic Hub community. Archival photos show a modest, well-designed home with b&b amenities and an underground pool accessed via stairwell. At some point the villa was replaced by a generic central base unit, possibly by the creation of another player settlement on the Bluegrass Moon nearby. In the Pathfinder era it was possible to overwrite settlements by other players with a settlement of one's own in the same system.

Andrew Reinhard visited this site in May 2018 near the beginning of the No Man's Sky Archaeological Project, but found nothing to investigate despite archival photos and oral histories found online. Returning in July at the conclusion of the project, the Bluegrass Planet and its moon both displayed evidence of occupation and became the 32nd and 33rd site documented (only 30 of these sites turned out to be exclusively Hub-related).