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Hollis Gateway

Hollis Gateway is an abandoned settlement in the Hermitage system, on body 4 a, at -53.7582, 157.5838 (in Live/4.0 and Legacy/3.8).

The location of this facility was given in the logs found at Stuart Retreat, and at Klatt Enterprises.

It was operated by the Intergalactic Naval Reserve Arm (INRA), a co-operative between the Federation and Empire that operated during the last war with the Thargoids. This facility appears to have had connections to the project that created the mycoid used against the Thargoids, operating as an agricultural laboratory.

The facility contains a number of habitation modules, hangar or barracks buildings, and large tanks marked with the symbol for the mycoid weapon; the ground is stained in a manner consistent with leakage of the agent.

Within the facility there is a Data Point which may be scanned for an Intel Package, and for Engineer Data.


Around the facility there are four Settlement Comms Log Uplink points, scanning them gives some of the history of the INRA:

…Bypassing security protocols…
…Secure connection established…
Personal Log: Bexley Prince, Chief Researcher

We received a very exciting delivery today: pieces of recovered Thargoid technology, even fragments of spacecraft. Most of the samples are damaged, but we should still be able to put them to good use.

Thargoid technology is, in many respects, far more advanced than our own. Understanding it could open up all kinds of possibilities and rapidly accelerate our own development. Space travel, energy, weapons, even medicine – the applications are potentially limitless.

I suspect there’s a key discovery to be made, one that will open up the aliens’ technology to us. Who knows? Perhaps I’ll be the one to make it.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. There’s lots of work to be done before we can start popping champagne corks. I’ve given the research teams their assignments. Let’s see what they can find out.

…Bypassing security protocols…
…Secure connection established…
Personal Log: Bexley Prince, Chief Researcher

Progress is slow and much of what we knew about the Thargoids – or thought we knew – has had to be revised. But I suppose that’s to be expected.

We now have twelve active research projects, focusing on a number of different areas. I find myself growing impatient with some of my colleagues, but that’s the problem with being a perfectionist. I set high standards for myself, and I expect others to do the same.

…Bypassing security protocols…
…Secure connection established…
Personal Log: Bexley Prince, Chief Researcher

Phase three has been a failure. I sincerely believed we were making progress, but just because something works in theory does not mean it will work in practice.

There have also been issues with the junior researchers. Some of them think they’re being monitored, and one… one actually believes she’s being held here against her will. Of course, those who have worked in this sector before, know this is not the case.

Naturally our employers keep an eye on us – the work we’re doing is extremely sensitive. We’re researching alien technology, after all. It’s a question of security.

Some people can find a conspiracy in anything.

…Bypassing security protocols…
…Secure connection established…
Personal Log: Bexley Prince, Chief Researcher

Our employers have become preoccupied with one of the research projects, although I’ve repeatedly told them it’s a dead end. It isn’t even an official project – it’s just something that one of the junior researchers cooked up in his spare time.

He’s a specialist in agricultural science, trying to wipe out famine or something, Apparently he’s created a biological agent that incapacitates the alien technology. Here we are, devoting millions of credits and countless hours to understanding this technology, and he’s trying to destroy it. If it were up to me I’d cut him from the project entirely, but our employers seem to think his work has merit.

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