The Lutuma Report

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The Lutuma Chronicles Chapter Three

With the data gathered from the Shadow-barb links, it is revealed that Lutuma ships are responsible for the drilling activity in the surrounding sectors. With no answers to hails, leaders prepare to engage with the Lutuma ships directly for answers.

Mission Briefing

The Shadow-barb Links have been relaying data on several tagged ships. While we know the general location of their ships and have been monitoring their activities, there is still much to discern. We need to consider plans for engagement.

The ships belong to a race called the Lutuma.
What do we know about them ?

They occupy the Oruas region in the opposite quadrant. Our records on them are sparse, however... They certainly have traveled quite a distance to accomplish whatever they are after.
Have you tried to make contact ?

Several times. They aren't responding to our hails.
What did the Shadow-barbs reveal about the ships ?

We've been able to monitor drill activity on a number of vessels. There isn't any indication that they are aware of the Shadow-barbs yet.
Any new insight into the drilling ?

Data would suggest that the operation is a delicate process.
Delicate ?

The ships spend a great deal of time aligning themselves in an extremely precise synchronized orbit before engaging the drill.
What are they extracting ?

Unfortunately, we're still not able to discern that. If they are indeed extracting something from these planets, we have no clue what it might be.
Our original scans were more than extensive. If there had been even tiny amounts of exotic materials, we would have seen it.

I know... but we've missed something... Given their silence, engaging with the Lutuma directly is our next course of action.
I agree.

Due to their ships' advanced cloaking, the Shadow-barb Links provide only a generalized location where we can find them. We'll still need to narrow down their exact location on our own.

As before, you'll need to return here periodically for updates on their current location.

Use force if necessary, but the priority is getting those ships' memory in one piece.
Recommendations ?

The links provided a wealth of information on how their energy is distributed. Their ships have a major power node running through their primary memory cells.
Sounds like quite a design flaw.

Not entirely. The drill requires massive redundant power joints. There may not have been a better alternative given its purpose.
We can use this to our advantage.

Indeed. With controlled bursts of inverse pulses, the nodes can be overloaded once their shields are down. The Lutuma ships will have no choice but to eject their nodes, and the cells with them.
Can't the Shadow-barbs extract the data directly ?

Unfortunately, no. It's only capable of capturing data that is transmitted throughout the ship. We'll need the physical archives.
And... what happens to the ships after we capture their cells ?

I'll leave that to you... but I would be wary of those drills. If they intend to use them as weapons, I imagine they could do considerable damage.

End Transmission

  • NOTE: you must click the 'Mission Briefing' link (at least once every 20 hours) in order to locate the Lutuma drilling ships.

Upon using reading the mission briefing, you gain:
Lutuma Signature Locator : Special Enemy Scanning +1 (20 hours left)

  • Additional Mission Note: The Lutuma Memory Cell required to complete the mission is acquired from the new Lutuma NPC by using the Inverse Core Pulse action on the actions tab (500 exotic matter required) "You see the Extractor eject their Lutuma Memory Cell (artifact) into space, and quickly retrieve it."
  • 07dec2016: NPCs that spawn as a result of daily missions WILL NO LONGER SPAWN while the mission is on cooldown.

Lutuma Extractor ( The Lutuma ) Rank 100 Drillship Special

1000 / 1000 Shields
9000 / 9000 Hull
3000 / 3000 Extractor Drill

Although its drill was clearly not designed as a weapon, the ship is able to redirect a lower-powered version of the beam to cause considerable damage to attacking ships.
Enemy Type Standard
Abilities Extractor Drill (Will sometimes fire its Extractor Drill dealing massive damage to your ship.)(60% of total hull + shield)*
Attack 500 Defense 800 Cloak 100 Timer: 1 Hour Lutuma Extractor image

experience gained from disable: 23

  • you can avoid the massive damage by targeting the drill section after the shields are depleted.

Becomes Available Upon: Originally Timed Mission for May-June 2015, Archived August 2015
Un-gray Requirements: Rank 400 (Rank 50 on original release)
Per Round Requirements: 400 Energy, 1 Lutuma Memory Cell
Per Round Rewards: 400 XP
Per Completion Rewards: 1 Lutuma Memory Core
Per Round Risks: None

Mission Summary:

  • Per 1 Round
Requirements: 400 Energy, 1 Lutuma Memory Cell (500 exotic matter)
Rewards: 400 XP
XP Return Ratio: 1.00
  • 20 Rounds/Completion
Requirements: 8,000 Energy, 20 Lutuma Memory Cells (10,000 exotic matter)
Rewards: 8,000 XP, 1 Lutuma Memory Core
  • 11 Completions/Finish
Requirements: 88,000 Energy, 220 Lutuma Memory Cells (110,000 exotic matter)
Rewards: 88,000 XP, 1 Lutuma Memory Core (fully upgraded)
  • This mission can be repeated once every 20 hours.

  • Lutuma Memory Cell image

A memory cell from a Lutuma Extractor ship. Contains valuable information on the Lutuma. Scrap Value: 5,000 to 20,000 credits.

  • Lutuma Memory Core image

[Devices - Size:20, Energy:60, Defense:60]
If this device is already installed on your ship, this will instead upgrade its stats by 30%, up to 300% max. When full upgraded, it will unlock an ability.

Scrap Value: 7-15 CTP
Max Stats: [Devices - Size:20, Energy:240, Defense:240]
Ability: Improves your ship: +1 Defense, +1 Max Energy, Cost: 0, Cooldown: 20 hours

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