Excerpt from the Solar Times:
The Anti-Xeno Initiative has announced its intention to provide its flagship fleet carrier - The Astras, with an experimental paint designed to hide it from the Thargoids. The carrier is to be a spearhead for anti-xeno operations and will act as a safe haven for pilots to restock and repair.
The AXI Science Division issued the following statement:
"It was recently discovered that a sufficiently thick coating of Thargoid blood, combined with a mixture of various Thargoid materials, can provide effective camouflage for capital-class structures. Our experts believe that a combination of factors can cause the bio-mechanical systems of Thargoid ships to mistake a human-made vessel for one their own, and ignore it. We intend to test this using our flagship. If our hypothesis is true will have a secure platform for offensive operations in hostile space. Unfortunately, our existing supplies of Thargoid Hearts and Meta-Alloys are tied up in other projects, so we do not have enough to effectively cover the entire vessel. We are also out of some other commodities that would allow us to further experiment with the formula."
To facilitate the completion of this project, the Anti-Xeno Initiative has placed an open order for the following items:
10,000 Thargoid Hearts
250 Thargoid Sensors
250 Thargoid Probes
250 Thargoid Links
250 Thargoid Cyclops Tissue Samples
250 Thargoid Basilisk Tissue Samples
250 Thargoid Medusa Tissue Samples
250 Thargoid Hydra Tissue Samples
250 Thargoid Technology Samples
250 Thargoid Biological Matter
250 Thargoid Resin
Independent pilots are invited to deliver these items to The Astras Fleet Carrier stationed in the Sterope II system. Pilots will be compensated upon delivery.
The campaign begins on the 29th of June 3306 and will run until the 20th of August 3306. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
COMMUNITY GOAL UPDATE - 06/07/3306
Frontier approached us with an offer we couldn't refuse - to award an exclusive decal to everyone who brings a Thargoid Heart to The Astras stationed in Sterope II.
Due to this new development, the deadline is be extended to 20th of August. Frontier tracks participation from the start, so none of your contributions are lost.
Since this is not an official CG, there are some things we and Frontier want to make clear:
Frontier's support does not constitute confirmation that the narrative of the event is cannon or officially recognized lore.
Frontier are awarding this at their discretion, and are not implementing this as a regular reward for every player made event.
The reward will be handed out after the goal is met in full.
To complete the goal with the new parameters we need ~200 hearts per day, so get to killing!
CYCLOPS TISSUE SAMPLES
BASILISK TISSUE SAMPLES
MEDUSA TISSUE SAMPLES
HYDRA TISSUE SAMPLES
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Collect the following items and deliver them to The Astras Fleet Carrier in Sterope II where you will be rewarded handsomely upon delivery. Be careful though, most of these are Corrosive and will damage your ship unless you bring Corrosion Resistant Cargo Racks.
Join other pilots and kill Thargoid Interceptors to collect their Hearts. Each Thargoid will drop 1x Heart upon death. Be careful to avoid the Caustic Cloud it emits upon exploding.
Thargoid Probes can be found as a rare spawn in Non-Human Signal Sources, threat 5 and threat 7 have the highest spawn rate. These are some of the rarest items in the game!
Commonly found in Non-Human Signal Sources and also found plentifully at crashed Thargoid Interceptor sites. These will fetch a very high price at The Astras.
Found deep inside Thargoid Structures, these will require either a Thargoid Sensor or Probe to be able to open the doors into the structure first.
These can be found at Thargoid Barnacle Site and Thargoid Structures. Shoot the large spikes to break off the Meta-Alloys and scoop them up. These are Non-Corrosive and do not require special storage considerations.
Thargoid tissue samples are collected from each of their respective variants of Thargoid Interceptor. By using a Research Limpet, CMDRs can collect multiple tissue samples from an Interceptor, but be careful as they don't quite like it when you collect these samples.
These items can all be found littered around Thargoid Structures and the remnants of crashed Thargoid Scouts.
JOIN THE EVENT TODAY!
Join us in the Anti-Xeno Initiative discord to get involved! We will post regular updates on the goals and events to take part in throughout the goal.