Distant Worlds 2 – Onward to Waypoint 12 (Beagle Point!)

DW2 – 3305

Reporting from Smootoae QY-S d3-202
Distance from Sol – 51798.25lys
Distance to Beagle Point – 13517.9lys
Distance travelled – 175195.4lys
Jumps – 2334

Simple repost of the information from the main thread here

Stage 4: Waypoints 11 to 12
GMP Designation: Galactic Aphelion & The Solitude Void
Codex Region: Newton’s Vault & The Abyss

Luna’s Shadow to Beagle PointApprox.
Direct Distance: 13,518 LYs

To see on the way;
The Seldowitch Nebula – GalMap Ref: Thuecheae WR-H D11-54
Fly Trap Nebula – GalMap Ref: Pyrivo HW-V e2-8
Lone Star – GalMap Ref: Chua Eop ZC-T c20-0
Thomaski Point Memorial – GalMap Ref: Slaiyooe OX-L d7-0
Grand Rings – GalMap Ref: Cheae Euq ER-L c21-0

Travel Advisory: The path via the Grand Rings POI may prove difficult for sub-35 LY ranged starships.

It is highly recommended that any commanders attempting to cross the Abyss to first have a large supply of Jumponium stockpiled before attempting the journey.

Historical Note: In the early days of deep space exploration (circa Dec 3300 – Feb 3301) before the automatic route plotter was introduced, or engineered FSD’s, Guardian Boosters, or Jumponium; the DSS Beagle (a stock 34-LY Asp Explorer) crossed the Abyss approximately 500 LYs ‘east’ of the Grand Rings Waypoint. Navigation was done manually – one star at a time.

It is therefore possible to cross using a similar ranged starship if careful forward planning and manual plotting of your route is undertaken.

Alternatively for those attempting to cross the Abyss further west, it is recommended to follow the “Route-33” crossing: Link.

Minor POIs (off-route);

Distant View in Blue – GalMap Ref: Pyrie Eurk QX-U e2-0
Calidum Capsicum Annuum – GalMap Ref: Streau Eop ZP-N c23-0
VonRictofen’s Rescue (Historical Location) – GalMap Ref: VonRictofen’s Rescue
Macedonica’s Leap (Historical Location) – GalMap Ref: Macedonica’s Leap
Iorant Jumponium Depot – GalMap Ref: Iorant JH-D c12-0
Podar – GalMap Ref: Myeia Thaa ZE-R d4-0

Arrive at;

★ Beagle Point (Historical Location)
Basecamp: “Legacy Crater”
Planet/Moon : 2
Base Camp Surface Coordinates : -16.001 / 169.212
Radius (KM) : 1186
Surface Gravity : 0.17
Geological Activity : None

Stage 4: A journey across the Abyss… and beyond.

There is no specific arrival date for Beagle Point as the fleet is now so spread out, with many latecomers still en-route, several WPs behind. It is expected (as was the case on DW1) that many participants will be arriving at WP12 over a prolonged period of time.

As was the case on DW1, Stage 4 is the longest and loneliest stretch by design, and unlike the earlier part of the journey that encouraged social interaction and meetups along the way, this final part is something we try to encourage commanders to do at their own pace and with no pressure to meet a WP deadline. The expedition officially ends for you, the participant, the moment you reach WP12.

There will be a full route guide home from Beagle Point posted within the next few weeks, this is for those who prefer a structured return journey home rather than the free-for-all return trip we used on DW1, but it will not be classed as a continuation of DW2.

Registering your completion of the DW2 Expedition;

To do this you will need to log in at Beagle Point at least once between April 22nd and June 13th.

You will also need to post your CMDR name and roster number to the arrivals thread.

The arrivals thread will be posted this week and will be linked here.

Cmdr Chuffa

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