Star Citizen: Loremaker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Kiel System

Star Citizen: Loremaker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Kiel System

Closed Captioning provided by Will Weissbaum: Hi and welcome to another
edition of Loremaker’s Guide to the Galaxy, I’m your Loremaker for this week, William
Weissbaum and I’m happy to be sharing with some of you the insights to one of our many
solar systems featured throughout the universe of Star Citizen. We give you kind of an insight on what’s
going on here and some of the lore and astronomy that goes into creating all our really cool
systems. So, today’s system is Kiel. So, let’s head on over there from Earth,
so we’ll do a handy little search here. Now if you haven’t discovered it yet, what
I’m using right here is the Starmap and it is fantastic and a great way to browse
our universe. So, let’s go take a… oh we should do a
route so we can see all the jumps, let’s do that. From Earth to Kiel, that’s even better… Kiel, Kiel, Kiel, calculate. Loading, oh I found it, eight jumps. So let’s do it, let’s get there we’re
going to hop a couple distances away. Heading on through Ellis, now we’re in Magnus,
then we’re going to jump to Stanton, then we’re going to go to Terra and from there
to Hadrian and then finally we’re going to jump on through the wormhole and arrive
at our destination of Kiel. So Kiel has six planets, all of them wonderful
and interesting as you’re going to find out. The Kiel system was first discovered in 2514,
it’s got a white main sequence F-star, right there. Look at it shine, it’s beautiful and it
was for most of its history a major military hub during the cold war with the Xi’An and
only recently has started to kind of define itself in this post cold war era when we’re
starting to develop peace with our Xi’An neighbours. It was discovered in 2514 as I said by a merchant
marine ship that was out delivering fuel in the Hadrian system and the ship’s captain
liked to take different routes every time they were making a delivery to keep his crew
on their toes as well as kind of make sure that the outlaws couldn’t predict where
they were going to go. One day when they were taking one of these
new and different routes they picked up something on theirs scans and low and behold it was
a jump point to Kiel, and there was only one system that was proved terraforming ready
which was Kiel III, Severus. There was a lot of resources in the system,
people rushed in and started to try and take advantage of it and when more jump points
were found to Baker and Horus, the system grew even more popular. Things were looking up, that was when in the
nearby system of Horus, the one and only Marie Sante discovered a jump to Xi’An space and
so if you want to find out more of what happened in the Horus system you can go back to our
earlier Loremaker’s that Cherie did, that was absolutely wonderful and she talked all
about this. By opening a neighbouring system to Xi’An
space, that suddenly changed how the government viewed Kiel. So, the UPE all of the sudden said, ‘wait,
let’s put a brake on all that private sector building’ and they switched over the purpose
and made it a major military hub due to its connection to the border systems which would
become known as the Perry Line in the 29… sorry 2540s, want to get my dates correct,
it’s the least I could do. So, once the Perry Line was in place Kiel
served as a major military hub where a lot of the ships were stationed to move out all
over the front and Kiel was a major part of Ivor Messer’s expansion of power. There was a lot of kind of anti-alien sentiment
going on at the time, we just had our first war with the Tevarins was kicking off, people
were very wary of the Xi’Ans who we had a very difficult start with, when we accidentally
tried to terraform one of their planets. So, tensions were already high and Ivor Messer
used that to kind of generate and kind of draw to him a lot of the power that he wouldn’t
have otherwise and a lot of money got dumped into the Kiel system to expand military bases
and military stations and that went on for hundreds of years until the Messers finally
fell. When the peace act was eventually signed that
ended the cold war between the Xi’An and the UEE. The system kind of lost focus, all the military
money dried up and all the forces pulled out of the system because the UEE was kind of
trying to present a different picture of itself, less military focused. Kiel was kind of left holding the short straw
on that one. So for a long time the system after the cold
war ended didn’t quite have a self identity, didn’t have a lot of money coming in, was
facing really hard times. A lot of the civilian population that was
there left when the military left but in very recent times Kiel has seen kind of a reversal
of fortune and has a great uptake and most of that has been focused in on Severus, which
we’ll talk about in a little bit. In the meanwhile let’s start going the planets
and taking a look at what we have. We’re going to start with Kiel I which is
this little guy over here and this is a rocky meso-planet, it’s uninhabited and it is
tidally locked so ignore the fact that it’s rotating in our Starmap, eventually we’ll
tidally lock these things. So, it’s heavily heated and pockmarked on
one side, very fun. Some mining going on but not much else. Except we have Kiel II, we’ll zoom in here. So Kiel II is a rocky, terrestrial planet,
it is uninhabited and it’s not suitable for terraforming but there is a good amount
of resources on the planet. People have tried to get mining rights to
those resources but unfortunately the military has said no and has completely restricted
access to the surface, and they haven’t given a clear reason why and a lot of people
have kind of conspiracy theories going about what might be happening on the planet. Some people think that there’s probably
a secret military base there where they could be cloning Messers or maybe that’s where
the military actually created the Vanduul in a secret program to drive war. That’s probably not true at all but still. From there we’re going to head on to the
main named planet in the system, Severus which is Kiel III. Now Severus is a rocky planet that’s been
terraformed and has a moon known as Aemilia, hello Aemilia. We’ll focus on the planet, main capital
is Eri City and the planet is named after a famous admiral who distinguished himself
during the second Tevarin war and this was the key military hub for the system and its
been covered in a lot of different various military bases and stuff. All those once the military pulled out kind
of were unused and in desperate need of repair and things were looking at a really hard time
and the person who was able to turn it around for them is a recent governor who was elected
in 2903 which is governor Tzur. He’s a descendent of centuries of Tzurs
who’ve lived on the planet, his great grandmother served in the army on the planet and decided
to stay after she left the service. We give a lot of love and attention and love
to the Navy because that’s the focus of Squadron 42 and the Navy flies all the cool,
fantastic ships so we talk about various squadrons all the time but the army’s out there doing
their part to help defend the empire. You know, they were kept on high alert for
a lot of the time because the UPE and then the UEE didn’t know if they were going to
have to invade a Xi’An planet or whether they were going to have to defend a planet that
the Xi’An were invading. So the army were going to be a major part
of that defense and so there was a lot of drills and training done during that time. So, when governor Tzur came into power, the
main thing he did was rather than just trying to draw businesses in in a general sense which
a lot of his predecessors had been doing, he very specifically sought out companies
and tried to match them with services he offered. So, one of the first major coups that he did
was be able to recruit RSI to come and open up a thruster plant and that was kind of his
first big success and from there he took the profits that were coming from that new plant
and reinvested it heavily into kind of a beautification program, a major makeover of Eri City of putting
in parks and green spaces and opening up nice apartment buildings for rent and giving a
lot of kind of tax credits and stuff for investments into the city. It slowly started to work and people came
around and with the workers and other factories being drawn here, the major thing that happened
as well was Tzur was able to convince the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo who we watched
recently just had it is based out of Kiel now. That wasn’t always the case, the Expo used
to hop from system to system, floating around the empire but Tzur was able to say, ‘look
we have these large, gigantic hangars that would be perfect for you. We’re willing to put in a bunch of credits
into upgrading them if you agree to let us house the Expo here on a permanent basis’
and the Expo had just been running into troubles with different various locations not being
able to support them and other such things, so they leapt at the chance and Kiel has been
the home of the Expo for several years now. Which has been great and that’s just drawn
a ton of people and a ton of fancy hotels have sprouted up and the restaurants here
are growing quite into a well known dining scene and going along with that now, these
people here they’re also trying to make more arable land to start cultivating their
own food and produce on the planet so that’s exciting. So, it’s really on the cusp of blowing up
into a really great planet, to go along with that they just earned representation in the
senate and there was Tzur’s daughter, Janna Thurville was elected very recently as the
first senator for the planet, so that was exciting. Coming along with the Expo and all this added
attention is that there was during the downtimes there was a lot of, you know, criminal elements
that sprouted to kind of go along with it and now that there’s an influx of cash finally
happening… or credits as it were, the outlaws are striking. Like this has been a problem at recent Expos
where you have all these fancy ships flying in and the outlaws are kind of taking advantage
of that. So, there is a lot of good opportunities for
mercenaries at this time as the Advocacy infrastructure is still being built out. A few years ago there was… Kiel along with the other border systems were
part of Operation Scimitar which was a focused assault by the Advocacy on kind of cleaning
up all these systems. Though some people suspect that was less about
stopping crime and more showing the Xi’An who were watching at the time that we meant
business. As tensions had recently ratcheted back up
when the Xi’An had captured a human that was accused of being a spy, so things were very
tense and so there was this big push to show the might of our Advocacy in the system. Going on from Kiel III, we have the Kiel belt. There’s still… even though it’s been
mined by the military for awhile, there’s still a good amount of resources to be found
there. There are now mining operations really starting
to kick in full speed. There’s also a lot of salvage to be had
in the area because of how long the military operated here, though they cleaned up a lot
of their trash so to speak, the belt was harder to clear up. So military exercises, various accidents and
stuff had left some kind of outdated military machinery and ships floating out there. So, some people could make a good go at it
for salvage. Moving on from the belt, we’re going to
head to Kiel IV. So, Kiel IV is a gas dwarf, it’s a deep
blue planet, has a high amount of methane and it spins very fast. It only takes 16 standard Earth hours to make
a complete equatorial rotation so it’s just whizzing along. Then we also have Kiel V which is another
gas planet but this one is a gas giant, there it is. It has huge radius of over 75,000 kilometers
as well as planetary rings which are shimmering lovely in the Starmap this time of year. We go from there to our last planet in the
system which is Kiel VI, which is going to be way out there, find it… there you are. So Kiel VI is a protoplanet and just like
Kiel IV has a very fast rotation, this one has an equally interesting parameter where
Kiel VI takes about 122 years to make one trip around… Kiel around the sun and so it’s a big deal. So, there’s a festival being planned right
now for when it reaches perihelion, which is when the orbit of the planet is closest
to the sun. So when it reaches that point, there’s going
to be a big festival and it will probably take advantage of Severus’s… all its spaces
to hold that festival and it will be big economic boom to the system so that’s something to
look forward to. So the system was named by the captain of
the merchant marine, he named this system after his good friend back on Mars who refused
to ever leave the planet. So he thought by naming this whole star system
after his good friend Kiel that he could convince him to finally leave and explore the empire
a little bit more. That was not the case, Kiel died on Mars without
ever having left so as part of his will he interred his body into a small satellite that
travels around Kiel kind of in memory of this system that was named after him that he never
got to see when he was alive. So that’s kind of fun. So that sums it up for Kiel, so a long time
major military complex and then the military left and it fell on hard times and now it’s
found a complete new rebirth and it’s very exciting. So hopefully you’ll get to check it out
for yourself sometime soon. Thank you so much for joining me here today
on Loremaker’s Guide to the Galaxy, hope to see you around soon.


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    So if I am transporting goods within Kiel, would that mean I am Kiel-hauling? 😉

    Edit: So the man the system was named after not only never got to see it, but never even left Mars? So what happened, did he originally plan to but his circumstances kept forced him not to, like George Bailey never getting to travel the world in It's a Wonderful Life?

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    Phillip Mulligan

    For those of you not familiar with the star map it is available for use at the official game site. This map is only of the main features in each star system of only the starting stars. Expect this map to have far more detail lavished into each star system. You can also expect this map to be used as a navigation and survey marking aid.

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    hi I have a question is there some way you guys can bring this game too project Scorpion and PS4 Pro only.

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    Why not use all the great concept art that has been made for this series?… :/ Been requesting this for like a year now… It would greatly enhance the narrative…

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    Luis Alfredo

    Like how he didn't zoom out and text the name in and it moved over galaxy's to get there.
    Instead he fucked it up with just using the route thingy and the worm hole

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    Okay so if you guys ever release new systems after the game has been released you should just tell us:

    "new systems have been released, go find them"

    It would be amazing to see this almost gold rush happen in the game world by actual players. Someone finds it, keeps the info secret for their own profit, info gets leaked or someone follows an unwary ship and the info gets leaked and players pour into the new system to make a quick buck mining or plant a flag on a patch of land somewhere and raise a white picket fence.

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    the intro song sounds like theres a gobble in it. the voices come in with ahhhhhhhhh, the trumpets back off, the choral does a descending gobble, and trumpets and voices come in for the last long-held cresendo note.

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    In Advent of Autumn

    That moment when you find there is a Loremaker's Guide to the Galaxy playlist.. I know what I'm watching instead of Netflix tonight! 😀

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