San Hsing Smugglers Cache

San Hsing Smugglers Cache

An Unregistered Comms Beacon can be found in orbit of Morra A 2.

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:

16 1 20 8 6 9 14 4 5 18
(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)

25 Oct 3302

***Compromised Carrier Signal***

Tango Bravo Golf Delta Tango Foxtrot Golf Mike –
Alpha Papa Bravo Golf India Charlie Kilo – Tango
Quebec Uniform Mike Mike Papa India Juliet Tango
Lima Bravo Lima Delta India – Tango Bravo Echo India

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 PATHFINDER taken from the beacon yielded the message:


This leads to an “Anomalous Signal Detected” signal source in orbit of the star San Hsing B containing a number of canisters of commodities.

Not of any known scientific interest.

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