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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

IEA Helium-Rich Gas Giant Guide

CMDR Arcanic of the Independent Explorers Association has produced a guide to Helium Rich Gas Giants, reproduced here with permission. IEA can be found on Twitter and Discord The live document is availabe in the cloud What is an HRGG? The Helium-Rich Gas Giant, aka “HRGG” (which we will refer to them as from now…
Oath of Tyndareus

Oath of Tyndareus

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The Oath of Tyndareus is a retrofitted Hogan-class Hauler.Differently to the standard Hogan-class Hauler it has two additional Defense Turrets on the Cargo Pod Module mounted along the central axis, and one additional Turret on both Cargo Pods mounted directly against it, bringing the number of Defense Turrets to eight instead of four.Its Cargo Hatches…
Quarantine Site UC-001 Doorway

Quarantine Site UC-001

Quarantine Site UC-001 is an abandoned settlement on HIP 86908 3a at: -23.0028, -38.2893. It was found on the 5th June 3308 by Commander Imonix who contacted Canonn to report his discovery.  The Human signal source appears as a location on planet 3a during a system scan and the actual location of the settlement appears…
Thompson Dock

Canonn Tour

Cmdr Content created a expedition to represent Canonn in an HCS Voicepacks competition This route provides 17 destinations rich with the lore of the Galaxy. Most of these destinations focus on our xeno friends, the Thargoids, and our efforts to hide and eradicate them. Varati: Varati has been the start of many expeditions, both local…

Non-Dockable Megaships. An Introduction

What classifies as a Non-Dockable Megaship?How to find Megaships?How many and which Megaships are there?Sub-targetsMegaship CargoRaids and AttacksList of Codex entries of all Non-Dockable Megaship-classes 1. What classifies as a Non-Dockable Megaship? There are many Megaships – from the Prison Ships of the Independent Detention Foundation to the Pilots Federation Rescue Ships, from the Superpowers…

Lichfield-class Reformatory

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The Lichfield-class Reformatory is a type of Prison Ship. It consists of a large cell block module with two smaller engine modules at its rear. Both engine compartements at the rear have one large two-engine and a smaller two-engine module and 4 manouvering thrusters. A Hackable Comms Array is rearside on one of the two…

Beckett-class Researcher

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The Beckett-class Researcher is a type of Science Vessel. It consists of a central Axis with an engine module at the rear, mounting command modules and two rotating habitat rings. The rear consists of a large double engine module, a smaller double engine module, and four single manouvering engines. One turret and a fighter bay…

Freedom-class Surveyor

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The Freedom-class Surveyor is a type of Survey Vessel. The class consists of two command moduls along a central axis, connected by a rotating habitat double ring.  The rear command module has a large engine module, two additional engine modules on separate structures on its sides, and a smaller third structure consisting of addtional tanks…

James-class Hauler

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The James-class Hauler is a type of Bulk Cargo Ship. The class consists of a two-engine module at the rear, and a command module in direction of travel. Those are connected by a single central axis with a huge cargo rack structure, on which many cargo containers are mounted as well as additional power capacitators.…