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I found something, but what is it? (SPOILERS ahead!!)
« on: September 22, 2014, 06:30:47 AM »
I made some pictures from the top of Mt. Jamison. And looking into northeastern direction in one infrared picture i made a fascinating discovery.

Here is the shore just one hour earlier, nothing of interest!



And now, what is that at the shore? Oo



I have been patrolling the beach for days now, and i couldnt find it anymore... any of you have found something there?

Considering the distance, it had to be pretty huge. Considering the fact that it was gone just an hour later connects it to something "living", and the bright yellow shine on the infrared picture... This thing surely was pretty damn warm...
« Last Edit: September 22, 2014, 06:58:16 AM by BigDaddyXD »

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2014, 06:52:38 AM »
Wow, that is interesting.
It MIGHT be the thing described in the spoiler inside this post:
http://forum.lazy8studios.com/index.php?topic=799.msg1451#msg1451

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Re: I found something, but what is it? (SPOILERS ahead!!)
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2014, 07:21:35 AM »
Looks a hell of a lot larger than a bristtletongue. [spoiler]Personally, I think the new motobiont talked about was the Razorback[/spoiler] Anyway, I'm off to the coast, see if I can find it.

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2014, 12:39:41 PM »
but the [spoiler]razorback [/spoiler]is smaller than the bristletongue. i thought the new thing is bigger?

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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2014, 01:04:37 PM »
It is smaller? My bad then. hmmm, what is it then?

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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2014, 11:33:56 PM »
I just receiver a PM concerning the matter. The New species really was the [spoiler]razorback[/spoiler].
This is something different.

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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2014, 11:43:47 PM »
I just receiver a PM concerning the matter. The New species really was the [spoiler]razorback[/spoiler].
This is something different.

Allright then. BigDaddyXD, can you give us some more information on the photo? Where exactly did you take it, on what time of the day, etc.

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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2014, 11:45:59 PM »
Wow, this gets big now. This thing must be huge. As i am stuck in the water atm, i cannot help - but will do asap. I thought that 7 Motobionts were the maximum, but that is obviously wrong.
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2014, 03:41:35 AM »
The beach you see is the beach with the "Objects of unknown origin". It was taken from Mt. Jamison. Both pictures have been taken at "noon".
Do you see any chance this way only a Flyer? For me it looks like something at the beach...

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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2014, 04:54:41 AM »
might be. still, it looks like it is at the beach... hey lazy8, is this a flyer, or is this something we should investigate a bit more? :)

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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2014, 06:38:25 AM »
Hey BigDaddyXD,

Awesome find!!

It definitely looks to be something just off shore. The IR pic is *really* interesting! I'm not sure what the yellow color would indicate here (any experts out there??)...

Since this object apparently is mobile and resides in the ocean, I would think it could show up anywhere along the coast... Could this bear any relation to that cluster of "things" that show up during the event that takes out the original rover?

My best theory for that particular event is that something breached the water surface at the western shore with sufficient force to flood the sand bar, deposit some bionts and then proceeded to intelligently disassemble the rover. Perhaps an intelligent automated system, perhaps an intelligent biont (and no, I haven't reached the end game yet, so I don't know if this mystery is answered in the end).

Thoughts?
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2014, 07:08:32 AM »
It definitely looks to be something just off shore. The IR pic is *really* interesting! I'm not sure what the yellow color would indicate here (any experts out there??)...


In the same picture, you can see a sail flyer. In the IR the sail flyer is yellow. I think that in IR the photobionts color a brighter purple, and the motobionts yellow. If we could capture a mechanical thing, like the rovers or the lander, on IR, we could see if mechanical object color differently.

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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2014, 07:16:30 AM »
mechanicals are blue (see the rover in this image):
https://extrasolar.com/photo/utIdXvkhPObJ7br9qVMzi
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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2014, 10:50:31 AM »
So, assuming alien mechanicals function in the same way, this must be a motobiont. Mind you, we don't know what kind of scientific abilities the aliens have, so it could very well be a genetically modified motobiont, altered for transportation purposes.

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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2014, 11:25:28 AM »
or it might be a sail flyer not too far from the rovers position...  :o