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

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

Closed Captioning provided by Adam Wieser: Hi, welcome to another episode
of Loremaker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I’m Adam Wieser, Associate Writer here at
Cloud Imperium Games, Los Angeles. If you haven’t seen the show before this
is a chance for a member of the lore team to sit down give you a personalized tour behind
the myth, mysteries, astronomy that make up the systems that will appear in Star Citizen
and perhaps even Squadron 42. So, today we’re going to go off to a system
that is known for a number of things but those things aren’t exactly what they might seem
to be at first glance. Today we’re going to go off and visit the
lovely Nemo system. So, using our Starmap here I’m just going
to enter it into the search bar, Nemo… here we are and we’ll just let the map do the
work for us and take us on over there. Now it zoomed right, right on the system star
which is an F-type main sequence star which is white in colour as you can see here. Now it’s bigger and brighter than the sun
at the centre of the Sol system, it’s about 1.31 times bigger and about 2.5 times brighter,
which is why you can see it white in colouration here versus the yellow we normally associated
with the sun. Now if you back out it’s a three planet
system, not too intense and I’m actually going to take a step on back to show you the
three jump points. There are three large jump points connected
to the system, turning on the jump points through the little bar down here, just fill
them all in. Now it’s important to kind of back it up
and show you the three jump points that are connected to it which are right here, you’ve
got Fora, you’ve got Hades, and you’ve Corel. It’s important to look at it from this view
because the way the jump points are aligned actually had a lot to do with how the system
came together. Now if you look at official UEE records, Nemo
was discovered in 2634 but there’s some who debate that and actually believe the system
was discovered in 2632. When I say debate it’s not like, oh maybe
this might have happened, this was a full on court case that happened in the UEE over
the actual discovery date of the Nemo system. Now how that happened, well if you see right
here the system was discovered through Fora so we’re going to go on over here and the
Fora system has a third planet that was being terraformed at the time by the Tadmor Terraforming
Concern. They were terraforming this planet right here,
Hyperion, and to be quite honest they messed up. The terraforming process got a little screwy,
it ended up creating let’s call it an aggressive atmosphere that was kind of like blowing the
hyperclay that’s known to be on this planet all over the place. This company had invested a lot of money into
making Hyperion a place people are going to want to live, you know, start businesses,
all that. All of the sudden they had basically spent
a lot of money to make a place pretty much inhospitable. Now one of the security contractors for the
Tadmor Terraforming Concern at the time was a man by the name of Dae-ho Ochoa and he went
out on a… just a standard kind of patrol, one day in 2632. He just kinda floating around in the outer
reaches of the Fora system and all of the sudden he just disappears, his coworkers,
his bosses… nobody knows exactly where he is and they start to get concerned. They put together a search party and all of
the sudden he shows up, he just pops onto comms, let’s everyone know he’s ok, quits
and just leaves. Now at the time the people of the Tadmor Terraforming
Concern didn’t think too much of it because they had bigger issues to deal with with what
was going on at Hyperion. Two years later they were sitting here and
this brand new company made an offer to them and that company was named NemoCo. Now NemoCo basically came in and said, ‘hey
we know you’ve got these old terraforming platforms here that you were using to terraform
Hyperion. They’re just sitting there, how about we
buy them off you for cheap’. At that time the company was looking to raise
some money because they were down on capital, they were really, really struggling. So they figured, you know what we’ll sell
them for cheap, this is going to be a good deal for us. Now they thought this because if you look
at Fora, Fora only has three jump points to it. One to, let me try to adjust this a little
bit… one to Banshee, which over here was just a dead end at the time. Then the only other jump point at the time
was going right here to Rhetor and if you look at the colour of the jump point, which
indicates the different jump point sizes, yellow is large, orange is medium so it’s
a smaller jump point. Terraforming platforms are huge, so for a
company struggling with money, moving these giant terraforming platforms is not cheap
because they have to take it apart, put it through this medium sized jump point to take
it to Rhetor to take it to any place else where it can be useful. So they’re like, ‘hey we can offload this
cost by selling them at a discount to NemoCo and let them deal with taking it through this
jump point’. Well, after the deal gets done NemoCo just
happens to announce that, ‘hey, we discovered another jump point’ which just happens in
Fora and just happens to be a large jump point leading to, of course, Nemo. The system that would obviously take their
name. Now Nemo, most people think Nemo is a reference
to the waterworld, Ergo, which we’ll talk about in a little bit. It’s kind of a nautical reference but it
actually isn’t. Nemo is actually an anagram for the founders
of NemoCo: Norman, Ellis, Mau and Ochoa and of course that last name sounds familiar because
it refers to Dae-ho Ochoa. Which once the Tadmor Terraforming Concern
executives puts these facts together started to think, wait a minute, there’s something
strange here. So they actually sued NemoCo saying that…
basically arguing that Dae-ho Ochoa had found this jump point into Nemo while under their
employ thus entitling them to some of the profits that would come out of the system. Now this was something that NemoCo just wasn’t
going to roll over and give into so they took… the case went court, became this big deal
and basically it ended up on the Tadmor Terraforming Concern’s plate to prove that Dae-ho Ochoa
had discovered it that fateful day, where he just disappeared and all of the sudden
quit. This would require them to actually go out
and find the Aurora that he was using at the time, find it black box, kind of check the
flight records to see if they could prove it. Of course, Dae-ho Ochoa had sold that ship,
had no idea where it was, claimed he had to sell it as a way to raise funds to invest
in NemoCo. The ship was never found, eventually the court
case was thrown out and NemoCo given full control over the system and its destiny while
the Tadmor Terraforming Concern went bankrupt and thus disappeared. Now what was so interesting about the system
that had NemoCo excited about it and had Tadmor Terraforming Concern trying to hone in on
it. Well, let’s take a look now, let’s look
and see what we actually have in the system. So besides the star we have Nemo I, we’ll
zoom right on in here. Now this is a rocky protoplanet, very small. One day on this planet, nice little interesting
fact lasts 186.7 hours, so that’s how long it takes for it to rotate just once which
to help you with the math is a little over 7 days for one complete rotation. So, standard Earth week it takes for this
thing to go around once. It has not resources in it, though there was
a brief period where a start up company claimed that a new technologically advanced probe
they had created had discovered that there were resources here. Miners in the system got really excited at
the prospect of being able to profit off this protoplanet, except the company MicroProbe
basically their technology was disproven. Shown to just be crap and luckily this all
happened before any miner decided to risk going to this planet to look for valuable
resources that are not there. No reason to go to Nemo I if you’re looking
to make a profit. Why people were so excited about Nemo I possibly
being full of resources is because Nemo II, which is a rocky mesoplanet right here is
filled with them. There’s a lot of mining operations that
operate here and it’s actually not too hard to work here because the other thing Nemo
II is also known for are lots and lots of meteor impact craters, that just kind of like
pockmark this entire planet. So meteor strikes can be a little dangerous
here, the actual impact craters do make it easier to access the resources that are plentiful
on this planet. Finally we’re going to step up and go visit
the final planet in the system, swing around here which is called Ergo. Now this is a ocean world, and it’s been
terraformed so this is the crown jewel. This is the reason NemoCo wanted this system
and didn’t want to share this system with anyone else. Now when I say ocean world, I mean there are
no land masses here. If you want to think about Earth, Earth has
a lot of water on it, 70.8% of Earth’s surface is covered in water but only half a percentage
of the Earth’s mass is actually water. Ocean worlds have a lot more of their mass
is made up of water, so when you’re looking at this world here, it’s not just that there’s
water covering all of it. It’s that the water goes very, very deep
before it hit any kind of rock or anything like that. Now what makes the planet very special and
desirable is it also has a ton, a ton, a ton of oil resources on it. Now this was confusing to people at first
because the planet has no life on it. There are no fish in the sea, there’s nothing
there you can go… there’s no planets, there’s nothing like that otherwise you
wouldn’t have been able to terraform it in the first place due to the Fair Chance
Act. The terraforming, there are no animals here
and they suspect because there is all this oil that at one time this planet was teeming
with some kind of life, they’re quite sure what because they haven’t found any fossil
records either. Remember the crust, the actual rock of this
planet is so far underneath this water that there’s ton of pressure that would build
up for them to go down there and try and explore and find something. So, the running theory is that an extinction
level event at some point over the millennia knocked out what was alive on this planet,
settled to the bottom, that created the pockets of oil that people go crazy for and basically
why they terraformed and then drilled into this planet. Now since there are no land masses basically
all the landing zones and places you’re going to visit here are going to be floating
cities. Old terraforming platforms, once that was
done, were immediately converted over into housing and shopping and different kind of
like… more kind of like civilian use. Same thing with the old oil rigs, so some
of the older kind of like platforms here are going to have a little bit of a more industrial
feel to them, a little bit more let’s just say rough around the edges to a certain degree. Now the other famous thing that is known for
Nemo is that in orbit circling around Ergo is the famous Space Whale. T-shirts all around the Verse that will read
“Ergo, I Got Blubbered’, lots of different tourist basically knick knacks can be associated
with the Space Whale which is an oblong asteroid that basically circles this planet. Many will dispute that it actually looks like
a space whale, that it just maybe bears kind of a resemblance and over the years was turned
into a tourist trap to get people to visit the system and want to check it out. Whether or not it actually looks like a whale,
well that’ll be for you to decide when you get to go visit Ergo someday in the future. That’s our little look at the Nemo system,
this three planet system here. Hope you enjoyed the tour and yeah, we’ll
see you next time on Loremaker’s Guide to the Galaxy.


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    I love star citizen. The only things that could be better are the amount of crashes (should go down), the amount of frames (should go up), and the amount of time before 3.0 (should go down).

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    Will we able to go do stuff underwater? like underwater bases and vehicles? examining alien fauna and flora?

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    Lionheart X-ray

    Only thing that bugged me. The Sun is white not Yellow. Earth atmosphere makes it look yellow.

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    Totally wanna visit Ergo.
    Hopefully there's another oceanic planet out there that will have more life and less industrial emphasis. Not saying we will SEE any of those lifeforms any time in the next 5 years, but it's a more appealing thought than, "Oh yah that pretty blue planet is actually just an oil tycoon's wet dream".
    That said, I'd love to see Star Citizen take a crack at making an oceanic planet teeming with life. Alien fish and coral reefs, ranging from colorful jellyfish-like critters to flagship sized leviathans.

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    Use my Star Citizen Refferal Code STAR-FZY7-T3NV for the registration at and receive 5.000 UEC! Thank you 🙂

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    Fredrik Åfeldt

    – Sir, the backers and subscribers really want a space whale..
    – Give them a rock!

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    Digital Nomad

    Great show, but "hone in" does not mean anything. To force into something, like an investment you "horn in" (like a bull making a place for himself by pushing others aside with his horns). To be guided like toward a target with a homing missile you "home in" (like a homing pigeon). Hone means to sharpen but does not form an idiom with "in".

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    So if we terraformed the planet, did we add Terran aquacultures? Did we bring plankton, fish, etc. to support the population of the system? How else do they feed them?

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    I've got to admit. Of all the sections of CIG, I think the lore team would be the most fun to work for. Spending all day world building for a universe and making sure it doesn't conflict with other things…. it's the funnest challenge out there ^_^ I love hearing the depth these guys come up with

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    Stephen Stine

    the lore behind this one was really nice. sounds like there could've been a deeper plot point and maybe some darker secrets connected with this system

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    This was a great Loremaker's Guide and thanks to Adam for a great presentation. However, I'm a little surprised that Nemo is desirable for its oil resources. I feel that 900 years in the future, we would have alternative methods for producing products that are currently made from petroleum. I guess it isn't my world, though.

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    Charlie Baker

    Assuming the game reaches the point where these systems can be visited, this series will be very popular.

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    Southern Knight

    I am curious as to the process in which Devs come up with this this Universe and all of its systems.

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    Why would anyone care if there were oil reserves on a planet given the technology of the time. I'm pretty sure nothing runs on gas in the star citizen universe. Just saying. I will be disappointed if we still use oil a hundred years from now on earth.

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    We all can figure out that Daeho Ochoa (however you spell it) found Nemo that day and became filthy rich

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    Wait…fossil fuels in the far future? Oil rigs and drilling miles and miles, and miles below the ocean surface? Dude…none of that lore makes sense. Even today's companies are finding better and more suitable resources for power than oil. And do you even realize how incredibly difficult it is to drill into Earth's ocean floor? Try to multiply that by a factor of magnitude and you'll see that this lore makes no sense st all, especially given the fact that oil would be sooooo devalued in the far future. Bad writing this time guys…try again please.

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    Love how much lore is going into the star citizen universe and that it is informing design not just sprinkling on top of it, it is probably going to make the universe much more interesting to explore 🙂

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    Sun is a white star not Yellow… You see it appear yellow because you normally do not look at it whan it is high up but during sunrise or sunsets.

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    Well that is really not even close to be believable. Why, if you are able to drill the oil, shouldn't you be able to take other probes down there? And how is it now? If the planet was terraformed, is there life now? Because something always escapes from ships. 🙂

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    Hidden Citizen

    Are there gonnabe dangerous planets? Where you could only fly into the atmosphere with a specialized shield or hull

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    Mathias Mueller

    are there any books about the lore of star citizen? or something to read, at least more than 1 side one the website?

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    Dr. Froggle

    Pee Mom is the only valid host of Loremaker's Guide. Get these other speech impaired subhuman trashscum out of here.

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    Emil Skriver

    Anyone who read The Foundation Series? Imagine a planet like Trantor in Star Citizen. Would def be my favourite! :O

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    anyone know of they plan underwater planets. having a planet with a underwater trade center and submersibles that you could drop from your cargo bay and send in a diver to find a wrecked ships that may have sealed packages that survived the conditions

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    Rafal Oleksiak

    why did they send the probe, which is always a higher risk if there is a inhabited planet nearby, and it should be ease to send a surveying ship. Was it some sort of failed technology test?

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    David Saintloth

    Hopefully the Lore guys will see this but here goes. So I love these guides but every time I watch I wonder about the actual jump points , what the physical correspondence are for them to our known physics (are they worm holes?) and where in the lore they were originally discovered and harnessed.

    You guys should do a video describing just the history, Science and politics of jump points. Come on guys!

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    Ryan Sandlin

    Having lots of water on a planet's surface is one way to have a surface that is primarily (if not all) water.  Another way is when a planet has little to no plate tectonics.  Plate tectonics (i.e. volcanoes and earthquakes) cause the crust of the planet to be irregular (i.e. mountainous, hilly, etc.) rather than completely smooth.  If a planet has no plate tectonics, it might or might not have very much water on the surface; but because there is little to no change in elevation, the water distributes evenly across the entire surface of the planet.  So, for example, you might have a planet that is entirely (or almost entirely) covered in water, but the water is only a few feet deep.

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    Brian Horvat

    I'm excited. It's my third time through LMGttG and I feel pretty confident with making Nemo my home in the Galaxy. 😀

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