Ram Tah is an engineer based in Meene who will offer you a 4-week mission if you dock at Felice Dock space station in Meene. As far as I can tell you need to have Horizons installed to get this mission. The mission itself requires you to travel to the Guardian ruins to gather 101 transcripts across 5 different subjects from the stone obelisks there. Obelisks look like this:
To enable the obelisk to work you need to be carrying specific ancient artefacts in your SRV cargo. More on these later. With the correct cargo, you do a scan (secondary fire) on the obelisk and you should get a message from Ram Tah containing the transcript details. These messages are often delayed which is irritating, but can be forced by scanning a second obelisk with any cargo. Keep these messages safe because if you get confused or mess your sheet up, you can use them to check off what you have already done.
There are three general layouts for the sites - Alpha, Beta and Gamma - with minor variations across the three types (e.g. Alpha 1, Alpha 1+, Alpha 2, Alpha 3). The minor variations are just about different obelisks working or not, no layout difference.
This mission pays CR1m for each transcript you obtain, and a bonus CR100m when you collect the 101st and final transcript. That's CR201m. This counts towards your trade ranking for those interested.
Before You Start
You will need a ship with:
- - 12 free cargo slots - don't bother trying without this
- SRV (a spare one is good but not mandatory)
- fuel scoop (I recommend at least a 5A)
- Enough materials for several SRV refuels and maybe a repair or two
- Planetary and System Scanners (you will find unscanned bodies)
Bookmark the following two sites:
http://elite.realtrek.net/ruins.pdf - THE SHEET - thanks to CMDR ALLOCATER
http://www.nusantara.com.my/EliteDangerous/ruins1.html - The Maps
Go to the system map and bookmark these locations
SYNUEFE TP-F B44-0
COL 173 SECTOR KY-Q D5-47
VELA DARK REGION EL-Y D32
COL 173 SECTOR OE-P D6-11
VELA DARK REGION KR-W C1-24
COL 173 SECTOR LY-Q D5-59
Synuefe XR-H D11-102 1 B
Now, head to Meene and collect the mission.
First job - get 2 of each artefact
Set course for Synuefe XR-H D11-102 1 B. This is the first discovered site. You'll need to collect the following:
- 2 Urn
Use the map below to find the items.
Getting 101 Transcripts
Once collected, fire up "THE SHEET". You might want a printout of it, or you could make an excel version. The sheet is divided in to two sections. The left side details all 101 transcripts and their required cargo and where to find them - e.g. for Technology 5, you need Orb plus Tablet, and you will find it at an Alpha4+ site. How did I know it's Alpha? you will notice the author split these into three groups The top group is all Alpha, the middle is all Beta and the bottom is all Gamma. You'll also notice some boxes are bold outlined, these are the combinations that at the time of writing are only solvable in Open (possibly private group too).
The right side serves as an itinerary plan. You can see that the first stop is in Solo at SYNUEFE TP-F B44-0, there are three locations listed all at planet CD1- Gamma1+, Alpha1+ and Beta3+, with 21, 15 and 6 readable obelisks respectively. Looking back at the left hand side, you can see there are 21 obelisks in the Gamma section at the bottom that have a "1" or a "1+" beside them, 15 in the Alpha section and 6 in the Beta section. This is how we know what to go hunting at the various locations.
Firing up the Map link, and read down the list until you get to SYNUEFE TP-F B44-0 (γ1+) which was the ninth site to be discovered. Click the link and you should get a map like the one below.
This is an interactive map of the gamma1+ site. You can find the exact locations of all 21 obelisks here, and using THE SHEET you can tell what cargo to use to obtain the transcript.
Now head to SYNUEFE TP-F B44-0 and start collecting.
You'll notice at the very bottom of THE SHEET there is an object to collect in PG/Open (Bio19) that is at SYNUEFE TP-F B44-0 γ1+. My advice is drop in to open while you're there and collect it. Typically in open, you need four commanders present to make the obelisk work. I found that once we were four (sometimes took a while) I relogged until the obelisk lit up. Other commanders also relog so it doesn't usually take long (I never waited longer than about 15mins).
Also please be aware of "The Bleed". This is a bug. If two commanders are present - CMDR A and CMDR B - then if both commanders have the required cargo for a given obelisk in their cargo hold (ship or SRV - wherever they are present at the time of the scan) , then if CMDR A successfully scans the obelisk, CMDR B will also get the transcript. Sounds complicated but basically get in your ship with all the artefacts and sit in public while others scan and you'll also get the transcripts.
Once you've got all 42 solo objects and the 1 open object from SYNUEFE TP-F B44-0, set course for COL 173 SECTOR KY-Q D5-47 and do the same!
Keep going until you get 101 objects and you'll end up with this:
Feel free to add me - CMDR Evoflash. I won't be doing this task again in the foreseeable future, but I'm always happy to say hi!
I recommend getting a few of you to do it.
Safe flying CMDRs