Penumbra, Level 4 Epic Arc

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Mon, 08 May 2023 12:20 UTC

Chapter 2: Blackness Rising

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Mission 9 - Meet Sinas

Report to Sinas Egassuo's Chimera in Astoh

Speaking to agent completes mission.

Mission can be accepted remotely.

Mission 10 - Right Tool for the Job

Faction: Gallente Navy
Mission type: Encounter
Space type: Normal space
Damage dealt: Therm/Kin
Ewar: Web / Scram / Sensor Dampening
Recommended damage dealing: Therm (best), Kin (secondary)
Data Analyzer and Hacking skill required to complete mission (check Tip #2)

Single Pocket (2 Groups)

Broadcast Tower Group (44km)
(Mixed Fleet with 3 time based reinforcement spawns every 2 minutes) Complete Fleet after spawns :
8x Frigate (Federation Praktor Belos, Praktor Harpago)
7x Elite Frigate (Elite Federation Machina, Pelekus, Phalarica, Arcus)
5x Destroyer (Federation Arcus, Pelekus)
10x Cruiser (Federation Praktor Centurion, Praktor Legionarius)
9x Elite Cruiser (Elite Federation Arx, Auxilia, Liburna, Calo, Quadrieris)
5x Battlecruiser (Federation Praktor Bearcus, Federation Calo)
13x Battleship (Federation Covinus, Federation Praktor Phanix, Praktor Praeses, Praktor Polemo, Praktor Hexeris, Praktor Magister)

Tip : Time based spawns happen quickly. All ships will drop Gallente Navy Tags but be forewarned, negative standing hits incurred for Aggro / Ship Kill. Expect EWAR from Elite Frigates and Elite Cruisers. Probably a good idea to get help from friends before attacking this group :)

Federation Navy Shipyard Group (63km)
1x Elite Frigate (Elite Federation Manica) Warp Scram
2x Elite Frigate (Elite Federation Matara) Sensor Dampening
5x Elite Destroyer (Elite Federation Arcus)


Tip #2 : Bring a Mobile Depot and refit for a + data analyzer I/II on site so you don't have to re-ship. Level 3 in the Hacking skill with a T1 analyzer is sufficient to successfully hack the shipyard container. No ship-related hacking bonus is required.

Mission 11 - The Breakout

Faction: Gallente Navy
Space type: Deadspace
Damage dealt: Therm/Kin
Ewar: Warp Scram / Sensor Dampening
Recommended damage dealing: Therm (best), Kin (secondary)
Items Needed: Probe Launcher & Core Probes (Scanning), Data Analyzer (Hacking), 1x FedNav F.O.F. Identifier Tag AC-106V:FNSBR (Gained from Agent). <Items not needed if you buy the mission item off the market/contracts>

Note - Mission site (Federation Detention Facility) is a Cosmic Signature (Combat Site) which must be probed to 100% first before warping to it. The site will spawn in each system within the Constellation when mission is accepted and will respawn if someone else completes it.

Blitz : Buy the 1x Caldari Prisoners Of War (0.5m3) on Contracts or market and complete the mission. No need to search/probe, hack, or fight anything.

Mission Site = Two Pockets

First Pocket

1x Newly Constructed Acceleration Gate (95km)

No NPC's most of the time. Sometimes it ends up with:

Group 1:
5x Frigate (Federation Praktor Belos/Machina/Harpgo)
3x Destroyer (Federation Praktor Phalarica)
3x Elite Frigate (Elite Federation Lixa/Libertus) Warp Scram

Group 2:
6x Elite Frigates (Elite Federation Machina/Matara)
4x Elite Cruiser (Elite Fedeartion Arx) Sensor Damping

Group 3:
7x Battleships (Federation Praktor Magister/Navis Praetoria/Polemo/Hexeris) Navis = Sensor Damping

In case spawn groups are present, a cloaky is best used to just fly past them to the gate. The 1x FedNav F.O.F. Identifier Tag AC-106V:FNSBR may not prevent them from attacking.

Warning: You will incur Faction standing losses for destroying ships in this pocket.

Second Pocket

Initial Group (25km)
8x Gallente Warden Frigate (Federation Clavis, Hastile)

Structures (Hack with Data Analyzer) :
8x Federation Dention Facility - each contains 1x Caldari Prisoner Of War (Mission Objective)

Warning: You will incur one small Faction standing loss for destroying the Warden Frigate group in this pocket.

Note - The Gallente Warden Frigates may not attack if the 1x FedNav F.O.F. Identifier Tag AC-106V:FNSBR (Gained from Agent) is in your cargohold (There is a bug where they may still shoot you but they hit for 1 damage). After successfully hacking a Detention Facility to save a prisoner, a short self-destruct timer will start. You may be able to hack another one before the Detention Facility self-destructs but only 1x Caldari Prisoners Of War is needed to complete the mission.

The Detention Facility structures will have a white container to Hack. If no Detention Facility structures are present or you see 8x blue containers, then that site has been completed by another player. Instead of waiting for respawn, just look for the site in another system.

Mission 12 - Whisper of a Conspiracy

Sinas sends you to a low sec system in Black Rise where he wants you to check out an Ishkone facility and see if they are exchanging prisoners of war with the Gallente.

Route can be either entirely high sec or go into low-sec so be careful. Warp to the mish site. Sinas says to check out the telescope. Once you reach about 10km from it, Sinas hacks it for you and you can open it to get the mish item, an Encrypted Data Node.

Mission can be accepted remotely.

Tip: Same drill as before. Nano Interceptor/fast frigate/cloaky frigate and beware of gate camps.

Mission 13 - Practical Solutions

Mission Type: Courier

Pick up Vira Mikano from an Ishkone Watch station and bring him back to Sinas so he can decrypt the Encrypted Data Node.

Mission can be accepted remotely.

Mission 14 - Forewarning

Mission Type: Courier to Deadspace Location (Low Sec)
Recommended Ship: Very fast frigate, interceptor or covert ops

Tip: Same drill. Nanofit and 2x WarpCoreStabelizer if possible. Watch out for gatecamps and player pirates.

Mission ends when you make the drop into the Conference Center.

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