Helios, 2nd Largest SystemA new way of visualizing the star systems and a look at Helios, as the prototype. ORIGIN Jumpworks GmbHLuxury ship manufacturer, best known for 300 ships series and the 890 Jump. Odin – Featured in S42 Vertical SliceOne of the star systems players encounter during Squadron 42. Terra – Jewel of the UEEIt’s supporters would like to see Terra replace Earth as the seat of power, culture and influence. As to be expected, die-hard Earth loyalists are staunchly against such a shift. Sol – Humanity’s BirthplaceEarth is part of the Sol System. It’s the cradle of Humanity, the heart of the Empire, birthplace of mankind. Alien Races: Kr’ThakHumans have had no contact with the Kr’Thak. What is known to the UEE about them comes only from the Xi’An. Alien Races: TevarinThe Tevarin were the third extraterrestrial race to be discovered by the UEE. They were destroyed by the UEE at the Battle of Centauri on August 2, 2610 SET. Alien Races: Xi’anThe Xi’an Empire is a hereditary absolute monarchy, located along the border of the Eastern Systems. Alien Races: Banu ProtectorateThis week we’re taking a closer look at the Star Citizen alien race I’m most excited to see in the game, the Banu. I like the idea of their unorthodox societal structure and the fact that they’re welcoming to all races. I’ll to put my thoughts about their participation in the slave market aside. In many cases, it’s being referred to as indentured servants. We’ll have to see just how far down the rabbit whole their practice goes. For now, their lore and star systems sound exciting and hospitable to humans. Stanton – The Alpha’s 1st SystemThe more I delve into Star Citizen lore and the planned game universe, the more I’m attracted to exploration. Considering how much I enjoy writing about MMOs and regaling my personal adventures, the idea of exploring deep space and chronicling my journey, similar to the RSI Discovered Series, really should have come to mind much sooner. Well – better late than never. Independent explorers are precisely how the Stanton system was discovered. Cathcart – A Den of ThievesAstronomically speaking, Cathcart is fundamentally void: a star without true planets. It’s a loose chain of asteroids and mini-worlds orbiting far from a green band. With this structure, there was no compelling reason for the system to be developed, let alone inhibited. SC Historical TimelineThis week’s episode returns to Star Citizen lore. I know people enjoy shows about ships, which is understandable. But I don’t always have enough time to compile the content necessary to do a those the way I prefer. I’m working on doing the Hull Series for next week. For this week, I hope you enjoy this narrated look at our fictional universe timeline. Nyx – Home of Anti-UEE ActivistsNyx consists of three unremarkable planets circling an F-Type Main Sequence star. Located directly on the border of a dark nebula, visibility and scanner use are limited due to the gases being discharged. The system’s few inhabitants are rather fond of being able to fly under the radar Dramatized Lore: Ellis to Taranis Jump DiscoveryThis standard year marks the 150th anniversary of Harper Nguyen’s famous journey. At 128 years old, she holds the record for the oldest explorer to ever chart a jump point. To this day, she is renowned for not only her discovery but also the harrowing circumstance in which it occurred. To honor her accomplishment, below are select excerpts from the incredibly detailed audio journal Harper kept during her voyage. Lore Collaboration: Mining Rocks Alien Races: BanuBanu aligned star systems account for 7% of the known Star Citizen Universe. Which means that they govern 6 of the 90 known systems. That’s small compared to the UEE’s 42%. Alien Races: VanduulThe Vanduul are one of humanity’s most dangerous foes in the Star Citizen universe. They’ve attacked us unprovoked for centuries. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost and star systems abandoned to their constant marauding. Alien Races: Xi’an Drake InterplanetaryFor many citizens, the name Drake Interplanetary conjures up images of ships whose silhouettes don’t look aerodynamically balanced. And the ne’er-do-wells and criminals flying them. Pirates. Drake hasn’t helped change this perception by naming its ships things like Cutlass and Buccaneer. And their the cheesy billboards featuring overly endowed woman, dripping sex appeal all over the newest starfighter they’re showcasing, doesn’t help much either. Roberts Space IndustriesComing soon… MISC CorpMISC was formed in 2805. It was a merger between the failing Hato Electronics Corporation and the Musashi Lifestyle Design Unit. The merger capitalized on Hato’s network of large-scale production facilities and Musashi’s design genius.