Formidine Rift’s mystery unveiled

Nicou   0   Formidine Rift 18 April 2017

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After three years of research, puzzles to solve, investigations on bases, deciphering… the mystery has finally been solved: Formidine Rift.

The mystery of the Formidine Rift finds a genesis in Drew Wagar’s Oolite Saga. The third installment of this saga makes a reference to the ‘Formidine Rift’ where we read that, “Thargoid incursions into the Formidine rift appear to be increasing dramatically.Oolite is an unofficial remake of the original 1984 game Elite and share similarities to the Elite: Dangerous universe. Though there are many similarities there are also plenty of differences. Drew Wagar readily admits that the Oolite Saga is a work of fan fiction.

The Formidine Rift became an official part of the Elite: Dangerous universe when Drew was given the opportunity to write an official novel as a companion to the game. Drew has confirmed that the developers included the Rift and a mysterious something to be found inside it in the game and that this something has been present since it was initially released.

Drew’s book, Reclamation follows the adventures of Lady Kahina Tijani Loren, third daughter to the prior imperial senator to Chione, Senator Algreb Loren.

During the adventure Kahina, while suffering from amnesia and using the name ‘Salomé’, meets an old Elite Commander who tells her of a place known as “The Formidine Rift”. She didn’t disclose too many details… just the description that the Rift is located somewhere near the ‘edge of the galactic arm’ and a simple line in space drawn through the systems of Reorte and Riedquat and beyond points to the location of the Rift. Later in the novel Kahina hacks into a video archive made by the lady when she was younger and discovers that there is something out there that GalCop, the Federation and the Empire were all trying to keep secret from the rest of the galaxy.

Salomé, in her ship

This is a big piece of history that I can not fully detail. The decrypted messages of the Formidine Rift, Conflux and Hawkin’s Gap sites can be found below. Three destinations of the Dynasty expedition.

  • The expedition is likely to be funded by Sirius Corporation;
  • Pilots must launch beacons/probes in deep space on three well-known areas;
  • These beacons/probes are very heavily guarded and it is forbidden to approach or even talk about them;
  • These beacons/probes are apparently causing damage to the vessels. There are many victims;
  • The equipment is regularly rebooted and suddenly stopped because of these strange technologies;
  • Sometimes, codes are transmitted from these beacons/probes but the pilots don’t understand the messages;
  • The crew goes crazy and feels watched by things.
Formidine Rift
Hawkin's Gap

Yairo – Base Alpha Formidine Rift

Several independent media outlets have received various holotapes from the mysterious organization, known as the Children of Raxxla, which provide evidence of the fate of a derelict megaship within the SYREADIAE JX-F C0 system. The holotapes provide telemetry and video recordings of the vessel as well as a message;

CoR Intelligence has decoded the Tionisla riddle, which provided them a system name. Upon that, a scout wing led by Commander Jackie Silver was immediately dispatched across the Formidine Rift to investigate. Upon arrival and investigation, we have determined this ship was part of the shadowy dynasty expedition. We believe the loss of the ships crew was an intentional act on the part of whomever launched the dynasty expedition based on evidence found at the site.”

“We are not asking you to believe us on our word alone, we ask each and every independent pilot who believes that the truth is out there to investigate for themselves before this is covered up by those who wish this not to come to the light of day. In this we have provided the system’s name, the ship’s telemetry and all the data we have been able to gather so far to various media outlets.”

The Tionisla riddle has been published on the 16th of April. The hints led us to various researches; In the end, we found these names:

Styx  Rhea Yildun Eurydice Rhamnousia Bellerophon Epione Eurycleia Amphithea Cronus Daedalion Chione Iapetus Anticlea Aeolus Erebus Jupiter Xanthus Furies Cassiopeia 0

Taking each starting letters, we then get : SRYERBEEACDCIAAEJXFC0 // “REBECCA” is cancelled out, leaving us with “SYREADIAEJXFC0“, which is : Syreadiae JX-F c0.

Megaship in Formidine Rift, the Zurara

▲ Four logs have been discovered here

Zurara - Log 1/4
Zurara - Log 2/4
Zurara - Log 3/4
Zurara - Log 4/4

▲ And three additional data.

Zurara - Additional Log 1/3
Zurara - Additional Log 2/3
Zurara - Additional Log 3/3

What do you think of these discoveries? What are the Superpower hiding?

Video courtesy of Shabooka



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