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You may have already read the 129 dataLore about the Guardians? It is now time to get these data by yourself on-site!

I will detail here the steps to follow in order to collect all the data from the Active Obelisks Alpha, Beta, & Gamma – ancient sites. Since the 2.3.0, you can now process this entirely in Solo mode.

Copy this sheet on an Excel in order to track your progression.

→ Guide to collect the 28 new data: Guide

 

Summary:

 

The ship

Any ship can be used, however I’d advise you with a medium-sized solid vessel to counter the potential aggressive pilots in the vicinity; yes, you will have to brave a little the dangerous Open World. An Asp Explorer obviously does the trick, a Python, a Diamondback, a Cobra – your call. 30 LY jump add a nice comfortable touch and Sulphur/Phosphore is nice to have in order to refuel your SRV.

12 units free in cargo is recommended in case you decide to store some ancient items in your ship, it is much more convenient and quick in the long run than to mop on the ground in search of an item.

Of course, a SRV Scarab is mandatory in order to investigate.

Get the mission - Decrypting

To kick it off, it’s not necessary for you to unlock Ram Tah.

  1. Go to the MEENE system, Felice Dock or Ram Tah’s planetary base;
  2. Ram Tah will contact you and provide you with the algorithm for the Ancient Site;
  3. Go to the sites with your SRV;
  4. There are different items: Orb, Tablet, Urn, Cakset, Relic, Totem. Combine one or two of them in your SRV’s cargo hold then scan the active obelisks;
  5. Complete the scans in order to complete the mission (around ~101 successful scans)
  6. Return to MEENE, Felice Dock and earn your 10.000.000 credits! Good luck. (1M per data + 10M final reward = 111M credits)

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The ancient items

There are 6 ancient items and these are the ones allowing you to collect the valuable data of the Guardians.

You will find these items on the ancient site, on the surface of SYNUEFE TP-F B44-0 CD || 1 || 59.33 // 15.1.

  • Relic, Re (at the top of the pillars, be careful when you shoot at it)
  • Totem, To
  • Casket, Ca
  • Urn, Ur
  • Tablet, Ta
  • Orb, Or

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The clusters of obelisks

/! Since 3.0 is in-game, the BETA Ancient Sites has changed and we won’t build a new version of this guide.

You can still gather a lot of data, don’t mind what the obelisks are asking for: just follow the guide to collect the data. Sometimes, an obelisk will ask for CaOr for example… if you bring TaUr, it will work while the combo requested won’t. It’s full of bug: just follow the guide.

You can still collect the 101 data, but it will be a lot of jumps, tests, and time. Collect what you can, and claim your credits.

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Thanks to Dognosh‘s amazing work, the guide is now simplified and allows you to follow the maps one after another!

The latter are numbered with coordinates and system information, so you just have to go there and analyse things. Don’t forget our toolbox and the fantastic EDBearing tool to easily find the ruins.

/! Important note: Once you scan an obelisk, you will hear the « incoming mission critical message » but wont always receive the message immediately. At this point, check your rewards and see if it has gone up by 1 million, If so, the combination was correct. The missing message will arrive on your next scan, making it seem like you got the data from the second obelisk you scanned.

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The combos

For your information, here are the combos you have done with the above maps. Combine the ancient items in your inventory and then scan the active obelisks of the different clusters. You will get some data about the Guardians and their Lore.

We successfully developed a functional algorithm and it should help us once the other sites are discovered.

Tableau Combo Alpha
StatePreparationMinimum DaysMaximum DaysCooldown
Expansion4372
Investment0551
War1471
Civil War1471
Boom13283
Bust23283
Election1471
Civil Unrest1373
Famine23287
Outbreak13286-8
Lockdown13141
Retreat1551
Tableau Combo Beta
Mission TypeFaction sourceFaction target
Cargo
Cargo food
Cargo medicines
Cargo weapons
Cargo biowaste and drugs
Boom ↑
Famine ↓
Outbreak ↓
Lockdown ↓
Outbreak ↓ Civil Liberty ↑
Boom ↑
Famine ↓
Outbreak ↓
Civil Unrest ↓
Outbreak ↑
Smuggling
Smuggling weapons
Bust ↓
Lockdown ↓
Bust ↑
Lockdown ↑
Massacre/Assassinations
Massacre surface
Fortresses
Bounty Hunting
Lockdown ↓
Lockdown ↓
Lockdown ↓
Civil Unrest ↓
Lockdown ↑
Famine ↓
Famine ↓ / Civil Unrest ↑
Lockdown ↑
Donation credits/Data
Donation food
Donation medicines
Donation weapons
Boom ↑
Famine ↓
Outbreak ↓
Civil Unrest ↓
MiningBoom ↑
TourismDepending on Passengers
(Doctor = Outbreak ↓
or Scientists = Famine ↓)
Tableau Combo Gamma
ServiceInstallation CostUpkeep CostUpkeep Cost SuspendedCargo Capacity Required
Bridge Crew IncludedPart of Min Upkeepøø
Tritium Depot IncludedPart of Min Upkeepøø
Commodities Market IncludedPart of Min Upkeepøø
Armoury (Advanced Maintenance) 95M1.5M750k250T
Repair (Advanced Maintenance) 50M1.5M750k180T
Refuel (Advanced Maintenance) 40M1.5M750k500T
Shipyard 250M6.5M1.8M3000T
Outfitting 250M5M1.5M1750T
Secure Warehouse 165M2M1.250M250T
Universal Cartographics 150M1.850M700k120T
Redemption Office 150M1.850M850k100T

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Source
  • Data issued from the group of which I am a part: Canonn Research and with whom I have investigated a lot, and created the first detailed map used as a root of many researches.
  • CMDR Himeno for helping in combining combos, CMDR Mortlestiltskin, DippyNikki, Alienasa, Allocator, A_Spec, Vacaendack, …
  • Thanks to all the pilots CMDR and scientists investigating about this exciting piece of Lore and mysteries!
  • Bonus maps for the curious who read the source, by CMDR Rabbit-HH
  • NEW – Thanks to Dognosh, we now have a guide up to date! o7