2300 zombie planet found orbiting the 'Eye of Sauron'

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2300 zombie planet found orbiting the 'Eye of Sauron'

Postby Captain Jonah » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:06 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... auron.html

This system is 7.7 parsecs away so well within range of 2300 known space. Where abouts would this be, which arm etc.

This just needs a cthonianesq adventure :twisted:
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Re: 2300 zombie planet found orbiting the 'Eye of Sauron'

Postby Nuclear Fridge Magnet » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:54 pm

Reminds me very much of a terrifying location described in one of the old GURPS Space sourcebooks by Steve Jackson Games... a dead rockball floating inside a nebular cloud. No air, no water, nothing at all... except for the cities. :shock:

Vast cities of fused and scorched rock with empty towers. No way of telling who (or what) built them, or how old they are. Just the sort of place an archaeological team would want to explore. Never mind the nightmares, or the occasional weird 'signals' they pick up on radio channels...
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Re: 2300 zombie planet found orbiting the 'Eye of Sauron'

Postby Lemnoc » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:10 pm

Nuclear Fridge Magnet wrote:Reminds me very much of a terrifying location described in one of the old GURPS Space sourcebooks by Steve Jackson Games... a dead rockball floating inside a nebular cloud. No air, no water, nothing at all... except for the cities. :shock:

Vast cities of fused and scorched rock with empty towers. No way of telling who (or what) built them, or how old they are. Just the sort of place an archaeological team would want to explore. Never mind the nightmares, or the occasional weird 'signals' they pick up on radio channels...
I believe that world was Carcosa. Quite cthonian.
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Re: 2300 zombie planet found orbiting the 'Eye of Sauron'

Postby alex_greene » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:12 pm

Lemnoc wrote:
Nuclear Fridge Magnet wrote:I believe that world was Carcosa. Quite cthonian.
Or Z-Ha-Dum ...
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Re: 2300 zombie planet found orbiting the 'Eye of Sauron'

Postby Hopeless » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:13 pm

alex_greene wrote:
Lemnoc wrote:
Nuclear Fridge Magnet wrote:I believe that world was Carcosa. Quite cthonian.
Or Z-Ha-Dum ...
I believe the correct response is ask for the Lennier maneuver to be performed immediately! :shock:
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Re: 2300 zombie planet found orbiting the 'Eye of Sauron'

Postby Lemnoc » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:01 am

Captain Jonah wrote:This system is 7.7 parsecs away so well within range of 2300 known space. Where abouts would this be, which arm etc.
One of the troublesome things in 2300AD is establishing canonically where, at the end of a long series of stutterwarp legs, a system might reside "geographically." Because of its proximity to Tau Ceti and the Eridani worlds, I gather Fomalhaut lies somewhere off the Chinese Arm* (by tugship). Possibly also (??) reachable through Aquila space.

[ADD]: * from Hunjiang, looks like.
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Re: 2300 zombie planet found orbiting the 'Eye of Sauron'

Postby Guardnacho » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:47 am

My route, plotted with the help of Celestia (with 2300AD add-on) came up with:
Lasallie 9352. Then, 6.6 lys to
DM-15 6290. Then, 7.9 lys (ouch) to
Fomalhaut.
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Re: 2300 zombie planet found orbiting the 'Eye of Sauron'

Postby Nuclear Fridge Magnet » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:11 am

Lemnoc wrote:
Nuclear Fridge Magnet wrote:Reminds me very much of a terrifying location described in one of the old GURPS Space sourcebooks by Steve Jackson Games... a dead rockball floating inside a nebular cloud. No air, no water, nothing at all... except for the cities. :shock:

Vast cities of fused and scorched rock with empty towers. No way of telling who (or what) built them, or how old they are. Just the sort of place an archaeological team would want to explore. Never mind the nightmares, or the occasional weird 'signals' they pick up on radio channels...
I believe that world was Carcosa. Quite cthonian.
Yes, it was. :D Well spotted; it was used by pirates as a rendezvous point on occasion. Only on occasion, because people who waited around on Carcosa for their contact had an ugly habit of disappearing without trace.
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Re: 2300 zombie planet found orbiting the 'Eye of Sauron'

Postby dragoner » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:40 pm

Cool stuff, helluva place to reach having to fly through a dust cloud.

BTW: Carcosa predates HPL -

Along the shore the cloud waves break, The twin suns sink behind the lake, The shadows lengthen In Carcosa. Strange is the night where black stars rise, And strange moons circle through the skies, But stranger still is Lost Carcosa. Songs that the Hyades shall sing, Where flap the tatters of the King, Must die unheard in Dim Carcosa. Song of my soul, my voice is dead, Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed Shall dry and die in Lost Carcosa. —"Cassilda's Song" in The King in Yellow Act 1, Scene 2
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Re: 2300 zombie planet found orbiting the 'Eye of Sauron'

Postby Lemnoc » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:04 pm

dragoner wrote:Cool stuff, helluva place to reach having to fly through a dust cloud.

BTW: Carcosa predates HPL -

... Robert W Chambers quote here ....
Actually it, and Lake Hali, also predates Robert Chambers and was first mentioned by Devil's Dictionary author Ambrose Bierce. It's one of the reasons some HPL scholars think it is more accurate to term his mythos the Hastur Cycle. Has a longer and more robust pedigree.
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Re: 2300 zombie planet found orbiting the 'Eye of Sauron'

Postby dragoner » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:56 pm

Lemnoc wrote:
dragoner wrote:Cool stuff, helluva place to reach having to fly through a dust cloud.

BTW: Carcosa predates HPL -

... Robert W Chambers quote here ....
Actually it, and Lake Hali, also predates Robert Chambers and was first mentioned by Devil's Dictionary author Ambrose Bierce. It's one of the reasons some HPL scholars think it is more accurate to term his mythos the Hastur Cycle. Has a longer and more robust pedigree.
Just like the wiki says. 8)

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