Elebor (Longitude Base)

Andrew Reinhard, 2019

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Introduction

Elebor (Longitude Base)

The Longitude Base at Elebor is another good example of the instability of digital heritage in No Man's Sky. With these ruins, the eighth to be explored for the NMS Archaeology Project, one first encounters a glitched site, one that literally expelled the archaeologist from ground-level back into orbit. Upon reloading, the ruins had moved, reconstituting themselves partially for documentation and allowing for photogrammetry to be conducted against with photographs of the original construction. Throughout the course of this investigation, placenames given by the game continued to change, as well as the names of those people who had discovered this world and the places in it. Reinhard's presence as a human agent continued to glitch the site and landscape, but it remains unclear why this site was so fragile when compared to most of the others studied.

Base Description

UniDestiny's base is oriented roughly east-west with the base unit opening to the west. A Roamer exocraft geobay lies just east of the main building. A Nomad exocraft geobay is immediately to the west. The building preserves a coiled, snakelike build, which is incomplete. The base unit ID and blueprint vendor are intact. Walking down a short corridor, one walks up a flight of stairs adjacent to an automatic door that opens into the air. A second flight of stairs leads one to a bare room and a dead-end corridor. The entire structure is absent of furniture and decoration, unlike its complete build, which is pictured below.

Landscape

Rocky with rolling hills and occasional mountains. Cave coverage is spotty and dispersed. Arches of nickel are fairly common and rarely out of sightline. Occasional dry wadis indicate the presence of water at one time. Floating rocks and mesas are common, hovering about 10-15m over the ground.

Anatomy of Elebor

  • Planet: Elebor
  • Base Name: Longitude Base
  • Discovered/Built by: UniDestiny
  • Legacy Hub (formerly Galactic Hub)
  • System: [HUB-G-CC] Makonis (F.Ships, NeutMod+106%)
  • Type: "Airless" planet
  • Weather: Peaceful Climate
  • Sentinels: Minimal
  • Flora: Empty. According to the Discoveries log, 13 plant species ( all "common") were discovered. No plants exist on the planet now.
  • Fauna: Empty. Also based on the Discoveries log, 9 animal species once existed on the planet, 8 of which were found earlier, but no animals now survive.
  • Economy: Metal Processing // Satisfactory
  • Dominant Lifeform: Gek
  • Conflict Level: Untroubled
  • Planet Base Coordinates: YUCNO:046A:0081:0D6E:00CC (from a signal booster I planted about a 1-minute walk away from the base.)
  • Portal Coordinates: There are no portals on this world anymore because of its barren classification.
  • Resources (according to the log): Star Bulb, Aluminum, Nickel, Heridium, most of which I found (except Star Bulb).
  • Exterior Temp: Range between 120.5 F, 1.6 Rad, 0.6 Tox (day) and 0.9 F, 0.3 Rad, 9.0 Tox (night)
  • Storms: none
  • Length of Day: 1 real-time minute = 45 minutes on Horner. 32 real-time minutes = 1 day on Elebor.
  • Sunrise: 0400
  • Sunset: 2000
  • Circumference: ca. 8 minutes (480 seconds) at 4756u/s = 2,282,880u or ca. 2,282ku (exactly the same as Drogradur)
  • Diameter: ca. 726ku
  • Volume: 2 x 108 u = 200,358,829u
  • Waypoints: 2 Waypoints discovered on April 24, 2017. One was renamed "Farside Base."

The date indicates when they were uploaded to the Online Services (Atlas server).

Communication Stations: The comm stations are loosely grouped together at the original base site. The new base site relocated to the west, a 6-hour walk from the old site.

No. Color Placed By Text Note
1 orange UniDestiny Elebor Portal - Awaiting activation…. Buried
2 orange abu_madiel When is now now? Soon Buried
3 orange vongregor Portal this way Half-Buried
4 red w gray trim damon8r351 Come find me. 0E96:007E:0903:0013. -B.H.
5 orange AndyKrycek Greetings UniDestiny! Praise JW ;)
6 orange w blue trim Ryder_E-E Hello, came for a short visit. :)
7 blue w yellow trim soutoyobes Hey, grow something on that dome ;-)
8 orange unknown Gnat was here Aug 8/17 Floating

Note that two of the comm stations indicate the presence of a portal, but are far enough apart to hint at two portals. Earlier planets could have more than one portal, so this might be an example of that phenomenon. Damon, Andy, and Ryder make another appearance as they have on previously reported Legacy Hub worlds, which is beginning to create a map of travel for each of these players. Also, based on the Waypoint dates here and on other worlds, we can continue to observe the emerging sprawl of Galactic Hub settlement.