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Guardian Beacons

Guardian Beacons are ancient space based structures that can be found in several systems near the Human bubble.

On 29 AUG 3304 Ram Tah announced new signals detected from several sectors in Guardian space in Galnet:

Three recently detected energy signatures have been confirmed to be of a similar nature.

The engineer Ram Tah made a statement to the media:

“As part of my research, I regularly review data from surveillance satellites and ships that have picked up atypical signals. Although most turn out to be of no consequence, on this occasion I have identified three energy signatures that I believe warrant further investigation.”

“The signals originate from the NGC 2451A sector, the IC 2391 sector and the Synuefe EN-H region. I have no further data, and at this time the signatures’ meaning remains a mystery.”

“I encourage any independent pilots operating in these regions to investigate. I do of course apologise if this turns out to be a pointless exercise, but in the pursuit of scientific knowledge, even the smallest opportunity must be explored.”

Searching these areas quickly revealed new space based Guardian structures called Guardian Beacons. These are unlike previous surface structures in that they only appear then you are within 1000 ls. When you get close three Guardian Energy Pylons appear. These can be targeted, and there is a time limit within which all three must be activated by weapon fire. Energy weapons such as lasers and rail guns are known to activate the pylons. Once the beacon is activated you can scan the data point (which will give you a message pointing to a nearby Guardian Structure). After the scan completes an Ancient Key appears. This is cargo, so you will need cargo space to collect it, and there have been reports of difficulty collecting it in large ships, and with limpets.

The new Guardian Structures pointed to by the beacons are all of the ‘Medium’ class (as opposed to previous findings which were all Tiny or Small). These have more sentinels, as they are larger structures. They are the source of Guardian Vessel Blueprints: take the Ancient Key and use it to activate one of the new sites in the usual way to gain a Vessel Blueprint. These are needed to build the Guardian Hybrid Ship Launched Fighters. The Guardian Structures can also be found without the associated Beacons, so more Structures are known than Beacons.

Currently reported Guardian Beacons can be found in the Canonn sheet, and you can report new finds here.

This is a small sample of some of the locations:

Beacon SystemGuardian Structure SystemBodyLayout
Synuefe IT-F d12-5Synuefe EN-H d11-288 bRobolobster
Synuefe KU-F b44-4Synuefe EU-Q c21-15A 1Squid
NGC 2451A Sector LX-U d2-25NGC 2451A Sector VJ-R c4-22A 1Stickyhand
IC 2391 Sector MX-T b3-6IC 2391 Sector FL-X b1-7A 3Squid
Synuefe QA-E b45-4Synuefe PF-E b45-5B 2Stickyhand
Synuefe IL-N c23-15Synuefe IL-N c23-19B 2Squid
Synuefe ZG-J c10-49Synuefe AH-J d10-20A 3Stickyhand
Synuefe RL-C b46-6Synuefe EN-H d11-967 aStickyhand
Synuefe DK-P c22-35Synuefe EN-H d11-296 bRobolobster


First Guardian Beacon was reported by Vincent Valamore in Synuefe KU-F b44-4.


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