The Message Within

Mission Briefing

This is a preconstructed interactive message embedded within your Tetractic Crystal. It was activated when this program detected a non-Litheor power source. This indicates that the Litheor has emerged within this Galaxy. There is much to discuss.

Mission Dialogue

The purpose of this message is to warn other civilizations about the Litheor. Where we failed, you will hopefully prevail. If we can slow their cycle of destruction, one may eventually find a way to stop them... someday.

Who are you?

A culmination of many voices... the Vaash. Our galaxy was harvested by the Seedshard. Nothing could have prepared us for its inconceivable power.

How were you able to send this message?

When it was certain that our species would be consumed, we embedded this data within some Tetractic Crystals given to us. The message was intended to be absorbed by the Seedshard when it reached us, and would be revealed to any non-Litheor during the next seeding. It is clear that our plan, albeit desperate, succeeded.

Are there any of your species left alive?

There is insufficient data to answer that inquiry.

We performed thorough scans on the Litheor. Nothing suggests that they could pose a threat to us.

The Litheor occupants, the ones that emerge after incubation, are not the direct threat. The Seedshard, however, will consume all advanced civilizations if it arrives. You cannot allow that to occur.

They mentioned that the Seedshard would not be returning here for quite some time.

A deception. The Litheor are instructed to activate a beacon to call the Seedshard, but only if there are civilizations advanced enough to harvest technology from. By the time you receive this, the beacon would have already been placed, though it will take time to reach full power.

So, if we destroy it in time, we can prevent the arrival?

Yes, but you will need to find the beacon first. Just like the Litheor before their emergence, this won't be possible through traditional scans. You'll need to get the location from the Litheor themselves.

I doubt that the Litheor would just tell us where the beacon is hidden.

No, they would not. One of their holocrystal data modules should contain the location. We were close, but when we finally discovered the truth, it was too late.

We have quite a military force. We can track, confront, and destroy the Litheor if necessary.

Until the beacon is found, you will need them alive. If you want to get close to them, and find the data, they cannot know that you are aware of their plans.

We're still working to decipher their crystalline data processing format. It is taking some time.

The end of this message contains our full analysis of their systems. By now, it is most certainly outdated, but it should greatly speed up your efforts.

Thank you... and we will ensure that your story is not forgotten.

...If, for some reason, you fail to stop the beacon, please augment this message with your own. Perhaps the next recipient will fare better.

That won't be necessary. We will succeed.

This concludes the interactive portion of this message. Good luck.

End transmission.

Becomes Available Upon: Completion of The Litheor Egress, Rank 100
Un-gray Requirements: none
Per Round Requirements: Energy 60, 1 Ancient Crystal Foci
Per Round Rewards: 125 XP
Per Completion Rewards: Vaash Holomatrix
Per Round Risks: none

Mission Summary:

  • Per 1 Round
Requirements: 60 energy, 1 Ancient Crystal Foci
Rewards: 125 XP
XP Return Ratio: 2.08
  • 40 Rounds/Completion
Requirements: 2,400 energy, 40 Ancient Crystal Foci
Rewards: 5,000 XP, 1 Vaash Holomatrix
  • 15 Completions/Finish
Requirements: 36,000 energy, 600 Ancient Crystal Foci
Rewards: 75,000 XP, 15 Vaash Holomatrix

Litheor Mission Chain: #3 of 8
Previous Mission: The Litheor Egress

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--David r

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