Pepper Dusk (Peaceful Pepperbase and Cave of Forgotten Dreams)

Andrew Reinhard, 2019

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Introduction

Pepper Dusk (Peaceful Pepperbase and Cave of Forgotten Dreams)

Syn1334 is the founder and chief executive of the Galactic Hub, and Pepper Dusk was his original homeworld and site of Peaceful Pepperbase. The Pathfinder-era settlement became a spot for heritage tourists who came to pay their respects to the Hub's founder, most of them leaving communication station inscriptions of thanks and admiration in a nearby cave later dubbed by the Hub as the "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" after the Werner Herzog film. Over 60 inscriptions were left behind, and included descriptions of the original landscape, of the base and its racecourse. Some included dates when they were placed, and others contained addresses and invitations to visit other settlements in the Hub and elsewhere. Syn1334 himself left a station with a forwarding address post-Atlas Rises.

This is the 2nd site visited by Andrew Reinhard for the No Man's Sky Archaeological Project, and continued his creation of survey and excavation methodology, plus reporting style, that would evolve over the investigation of the remaining 28 sites chosen for the project. In surveying and excavating Pepper Dusk, every excavation of communication stations was filmed. "Stakes" were placed to mark test pits. Remote sensing took place. And after a system crash, Peaceful Pepperbase itself was moved halfway across the planet in a fully restored state.

After the old Hub's capital planet of Lennon, Pepper Dusk and its base and inscription-filled cave is the second most important Legacy Hub site.