Ross 374 Unregistered Comms Beacon

Ross 374 Unregistered Comms Beacon

An Unregistered Comms Beacon can be found in orbit of the planet Ross 374 A 3. Known to transmit the following at 30 minutes past every hour:

COVERUP OVERLOOK
SECRET MUST BE SHARED
PLEIADES SECTOR OI T C3 7
ORCUS CRAG
(repeated six times)

The message is apparently from Professor Palin, who placed a Community Goal at Orcus Crag to collect Unknown Ship Signature and Unknown Wake Signature data from encounters with Thargoid vessels.

Overlook is the name of a Megaship believed to be currently located in the permit locked HIP 22460 system.

The location of the beacon was revealed in a video broadcast by CMDR EdLewis on 12 June 3303 in which he received the following message:

Urgent
I don’t know if this will reach you, Ed – my comms are friend and I’m in real bad shape – but I need your help.

I intercepted a beacon in the Ross 374 system. I thought it was just salvage until it burst into life. It transmits a message once an hour, at half past the hour. It seems to run on a timer.

I was transcribing the code when a bunch of black ships appeared. They said I had violated some code or other, and opened fire. I made it out alive, but my ship is in tatters.

I’m running for my life. Hopefully I can make it to Dunker’s Rest.

Oh God, no. How did they find me?

Ed, if you get this, you have to find the beacon. There’s something that-

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