Shalatucas Civilian Broadcast

Shalatucas Civilian Broadcast

An Unregistered Comms Beacon can be found in orbit of Lie Zhonpon 3. The transmission times of this beacon are not known. Reports indicate that a transmission occurred at 20:00:

19 21 18 22 5 25 9 14 7
(repeated four times)

Decodes by letter positions to:


This message is the decryption key for an encoded Galnet article in the local Herald:

Lie Zhonpon Herald
25 Oct 3302

***Compromised Carrier Signal***

Alpha Oscar Juliet Romeo Juliet Whiskey Bravo Lima
Juliet Alpha – Charlie Echo November Bravo India
Echo Echo Alpha – Quebec Golf Echo Charlie Hotel
Juliet Hotel Lima Tango – Tango Uniform Echo Charlie
Juliet Whiskey Golf Delta Echo – Uniform Tango Alpha
Alpha Golf Kilo Romeo Echo Whiskey Charlie Tango
Bravo Kilo Romeo Echo

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 SURVEYING taken from the beacon yielded the message:


This leads to a “Civilian Broadcast Detected” signal source in orbit of Shalatucas 2. This appears to be a permanent refugee convoy identical to the temporary ones seen in other systems during periods of Outbreak.

It contains a large convoy of multiple types of haulage vessel carrying refugees away from a nearby viral outbreak.

Not of any known scientific interest.

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