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Laklano Checkpoint

An Unregistered Comms Beacon can be found in the Laklano system, orbiting body 3 a. 

The transmission times of this beacon are believed to be on the hour, every 4 hours, with transmissions reported at: 00:00 / 04:00 / 08:00 / 12:00 / 16:00 / 20:00.

The transmitted message is the following:

3 18 25 8 1 22 15 11
(repeated four times)

Decodes by letter positions to:


This message is the decryption key for an encoded Galnet article in the local Herald:
(Note: this Herald is no longer available – March 3310 / However, an archived image from April 3303 is available – THE LAKLANO HERALD)

25 Oct 3302

***Compromised Carrier Signal***

Alpha Golf Romeo Juliet Echo Romeo November –
Sierra Bravo Golf Foxtrot Golf Alpha Echo Victor
November Golf Romeo Delta Echo Zulu Echo Bravo
Juliet – Echo India 1 – Quebec November Papa
November Victor Echo Bravo Charlie Alpha Delta Kilo
Alpha Hotel Sierra Golf November Romeo Victor

The message consists of a series of words that can be interpreted as the NATO phonetic alphabet, yielding the message:


Applying a Keyed Caesar cipher with the key of CRYHAVOK taken from the beacon yielded the message:


This leads to a “Checkpoint” signal source in the Condani system, orbiting body AB 1. This appears to be a permanent military checkpoint identical to the temporary ones seen in other systems during periods of War.

It contains four navigation beacons and a number of military ships associated with the local system authority.

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