Elite Dangerous Lore Tour
“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, on a farewell tour of the lore, alongside special guests, online and in-game, on a last final quest to rediscover the background of this decade spanning game.
- When? – 19:00 GMT/UTC 20:00 UK/BST Thursday – 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. The Xbox and PS4 Groups are organising on Discord.
- Private Group? – Yes. Search for “Drew Wagar” on PC, “satcom2023” on Xbox and “Allcrowsareblack” on PS4. Apply to join the groups. (Rules apply. Strictly no PVP or player harassment in these groups. 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 we will do my best to police the private groups)
- Can I send you a friend request in-game? Sure. 🙂 CMDR Drew Wagar.
- EDSM? – Yes, you can join the Lore Tour here.
- 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. 🙂
*Being confirmed. Subject to change at this point. Special guest list also being confirmed.
|"So it begins"||2nd April||Sol||History of Earth and the Beginnings of the Federation|
|"The Expansion"||9th April||Tau Ceti||The Early Federation|
|"Bread and Circuses"||16th April||Achenar||History of the Empire|
|"The Writers Pt1"||23rd April||TBC||Special Guests TBC|
|"Per Ardua Ad Astra"||30th April||Nefertem||Generation ships and Hyperspace|
|"The Rise and Fall of Galcop"||7th May||Lave||Lave, The Far Colonies and the Old Worlds|
|"The Great Mystery"||14th May||REDACTED||The Dark Wheel and Raxxla|
|"First Contact"||21st May||12 Trianguli, HIP 12099||Thargoids and INRA|
|"The Writers Pt2"||28th May||TBC||Special Guests TBC|
|No Tour This Week||4th June||NA||NA|
|"The Last Alliance"||11th June||Alioth||History of the Alliance|
|"Ipsos Custodes"||18th June||Synuefe IL-N C23-15||The Guardians|
|"Beyond the Frontier"||25th June||Prism||The Story of Salomé|
|"The Reorte Riedquat Line"||2nd July||Riedquat||Extended Tour Prep and Assemble (40+ Light year ship required, 50+ recommended)|
|"Signposts in the Void"||9th July||S171 18||Visiting the NGC 7822 Emissions Nebula|
|"Heart and Soul"||16th July||EAFOTS BP-I D9-35||The Heart and Soul Nebula marks the entrance to the Formidine Rift|
|"Conspiracy"||23rd July||EAFOTS EU-R c4-1 C 2 at -34.2070, -77.6690||The truth behind "The Club"|
|"Watch your Six"||29th July (NB Wednesday)||Pha Airg HG-Y c0|
and then to Qiedaea LA-R b52-0
|Crossing the void|
|"Zurara"||5th August (NB Wednesday)||Syreadiae JX-F c0 11||An end, is to make a beginning|