Regular flux patrols today. Destroyed roughly 200 today, all told. Had some strange events occur in Connexion yet again, however, which cut my patrol short. Pilot noodles reported an audio “mayday” message in Connexion – since I was also around for pilot hifly’s discovery of a similar message in Connexion, not quite two months previously, this piqued my interest. I was near GP at the time, so I headed that way at best speed. As I neared, he reported that he had potentially found the source of the message – a piece of wreckage he was sure wasn’t usually there. I jumped from Stith about that time, and headed to his location. He was at this structure, pictured below.
He was quite correct – the structure in the bottom left quadrant is not typically present in Connexion. It does not resemble any structure of Octavian or Quantar/Hyperial origin we’ve seen in the old battlegrounds, that I’ve seen. I also include an audio recording of the “mayday” that I managed to snag while present here. I have an uncompressed recording available as well, on request.
Shortly after this was recorded, noodles went to go grab a Griffin (he was playing around with a Raven at the time he discovered it), and pilot Oberothton joined us in Connexion as well, in a scout-class vessel. Sometime before he jumped in, probably while I was checking on the status of this recording, the structure disappeared. My ship was facing it – I looked away to monitor another screen, and it was gone. After returning, noodles did a complete search pattern, while I checked all the surrounding sectors, but we didn’t find anything else, and the object did not appear again. Unlike the previous Connexion appearance, there was no KTRI message accompanying it – only the audio mayday.
I sent the image and audio in to Nuncio at LP, so hopefully he’ll be able to supply a better writeup tomorrow. I see he’s already posted them to the ‘nets. Here’s hoping we can find more info about this object, and the mayday.