Cartographics & Exploration

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The Department of Cartographics & Exploration uncovers the locations of all of the wonders of the galaxy, both natural and intelligently made. Our researchers travel the vasts reaches of space, and plains of distant worlds, on the lookout for anything unusual and noteworthy. Our catalogs provide an invaluable resource for the other Canonn departments, recording where they might continue their research.

For a chronological view of events and discoveries, visit the Canonn Timeline in the Lore pages.

Department Head: Molan Ryke


This is the story of a small surface base from in Synuefe KN-J a77-3 on planet 1 (use the Detail Surface Scanner to reveal it, you may have to drop out of supercruise for it to show). There are four Settlement Comms Log Uplinks and a Data point giving encoded materials, as well as low…


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The Hesperus, a Lowell class megaship owned by Azimuth Biochemicals. It is the sister ship of the Adamastor. It can be found in asteroid cluster 1 of Perseus Dark Region KC-V C2-2 B alongside a dredger from the Scriveners Clan which is claiming to own to salvage rights on the Hesperus. After scanning the dredger…

ThePredeitor Discovers New Mollusc

Congratulations to commander ThePredeitor of Nebula Discoveries LLC who has discovered an new variety of torus mollusc in the Vulcan Gate region. The new molluscs were found in Ovomly YE-H d10-3 a system with a single white dwarf DBV star, and there were a total of 2 NSP sites, both containing the new type of…
Serene Harbour

Serene Harbour

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On planet R CrA Sector AF-A d42 3 b there is a POI marked UNKNOWN which is believed to be Serene Harbour – an Imperial Penal Colony, It has a scannable data point and 4 Settlement Uplinks giving lore messages related to Neo-Marlinist NMLA prisoners. There are various manufactured materials in the area. The base…

Adamastor Listening Post

Listening Post found in Synuefe XE-Y C17-7. The location matches the description found in the flight of the Adamastor, so it is believed that the Listening Post is related. The Listening Post was found by following a path from Chukchan through HIP 39748 and HIP 33386 and travelling for around 370 Ly then looking for…

Ghost Ship Adamastor

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The Adamastor, a Lowell class science megaship, can be found orbiting Chukchan 5 b. It is on fire and there are cargo and engineering materials nearby. Scanning the ship with the Datalink scanner reveals the usual array of subtargets, including a data point that gives more information about the ship. There is also a local…

Geological Survey 23B

This abandoned settlement on Musca Dark Region PJ-P B6-1 3 in the Coalsack contains audio messages related to an expedition led by Penelope Carver funded by Azimuth Biochemicals and which was recovered by the Adamastor megaship. In 3111 the survey team found Thargoid Barnacles and a crashed ship (on the same planet). This was an…

LHS 2429 Crashed Ship

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A crashed Type 9 on LHS 2429 1 at -14.17, 131.13 (use the Detailed Surface Scan to reveal it as CRASHED SHIP, though it doesn’t always appear straight after a scan). There is a cargo rack giving raw materials and most notably this crash is a source of legal Hafnium 178 (there are two tons…