Elite Dangerous Lore Tour

Posted by on Jan 6, 2020 in Announcements, Lore

“How does it feel to be rich?”

“Empty,’ Alex said, and Rafe Zetter laughed.

“You’ll do for the Dark Wheel, Alex. You’ll do…”

– The Dark Wheel by Robert Holdstock

Elite Dangerous has a history and lore that dates back to the year 1984, the launch of the original Elite game. Much of this lore is hidden, buried, inaccessible – even forgotten, lost in the void.

So join me, the author of the official Elite Dangerous Novels Reclamation and Premonition, alongside special guests, online and in-game, on a quest to rediscover the lore of this decade spanning game.


  • When? – 20:00 GMT/UTC Thursday (Special events to be arranged on certain Saturdays) – immediately after the official Frontier Thursday stream.
  • Where? – In-game and on twitch.tv/drewwagar
  • PC, Xbox, PS4? – I play only on PC, and do not have an account on the other systems. However the community may be able to provide alternatives. Stay tuned or discuss options on the Discord.
  • Private Group? – Yes. Search for “Drew Wagar” on PC (Rules apply. Strictly no PVP or player harassment in this group. Infractions will be dealt with by immediate exclusion, no exceptions, no debate.)
  • Which mode? – You are welcome to fly in your preferred mode; solo, private or open. (Your safety cannot be guaranteed in open mode, though I will do my best to police the private group)
  • Can I send you a friend request in-game? Sure. 🙂 CMDR Drew Wagar.
  • Where I can find out more? – Check out Twitter, the official ED Forums post and the Discord channel.
  • What ship? – Run what you brung, CMDR. (Recommend SRV equipped and 20+ jump range at this point). You may wish to bring a cheap ship in case of any ‘incidents’ with other players or the environment.
  • Weapons? – You might need them, just observe private group rules as stated.
  • Permits? – Worth getting permits for Sol, Achernar and Alioth in advance if you can. If you can’t, arrange to hitch a multi-crew ride with another CMDR who has them. (Some grind required.)
  • Can we ask questions? – Of course. Join the twitch stream live or comment below or on the Discord.
  • Can’t make that date! – I will upload to youtube afterwards for your viewing pleasure.
  • What’s going to happen? – You will be give a system locale to rendezvous at (see below) and I will take you on a tour of the lore. You can join other CMDRs in-game or fly solo, watch live or after the event.
  • This is hype and marketing for a new Elite Dangerous book? – Much as I would love to write on CMDR, no it’s not. I’m doing this tour because I enjoy the background lore and think it’s not very obvious to new, and even some seasoned, players of Elite Dangerous. It’s just for fun. 🙂

Current Itinerary*

*Being confirmed. Subject to change at this point. Special guest list also being confirmed.

TitleWeekDateStart PointDescription
"So it begins"Week 12nd AprilSolHistory of Earth and the Beginnings of the Federation
"The Expansion"Week 29th AprilTau CetiThe Early Federation
"Bread and Circuses"Week 316th AprilAchenarHistory of the Empire
"The Writers Pt1"Week 423rd AprilTBCSpecial Guests TBC
"Per Ardua Ad Astra"Week 530th AprilNefertemGeneration ships and Hyperspace
"The Rise and Fall of Galcop"Week 67th MayLaveLave, The Far Colonies and the Old Worlds
"The Great Mystery"Week 714th MayREDACTEDThe Dark Wheel and Raxxla
"First Contact"Week 821st May12 Trianguli, HIP 12099Thargoids and INRA
"The Writers Pt2"Week 928th MayTBCSpecial Guests TBC
"The Last Alliance"Week 104th JuneAliothHistory of the Alliance
"Ipsos Custodes"Week 1111th JuneSynuefe IL-N C23-15The Guardians
"Beyond the Frontier"Week 1218th JunePrismThe Story of Salomé
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  1. Fantastic to hear you’re back involved with Elite, Drew! (Officially or unofficially?) Welcome back and, having missed out on Salome’s Run by about 5 minutes following a cross-country drive back from a family event, I’ll be doing my darnedest not to miss this. 🙂

    Really looking forward to it!

  2. I am interested, xXkrogithXx on xbox in case I need to register

  3. Fantastic news Drew, count me in !

  4. Hello Drew, it’s good to see you back in space. Looking forward to seeing what has for us in these dark days. Cobra Wing and I will be following closely as it was at the Salomé event and Ran Corsen’s escort. I’m very anxious to know how deep you can dig the lore for us

  5. Looking forward to this event… Especially the occasional Saturdays since I have to be at work during the times on Thursdays.

    Right On Commander!

  6. Awesome Drew, I am looking forward to it!

  7. Save me a place please, I’d love to tag along.

  8. i would like to on this too


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