ALERT: Aya is a sovereign world of the angara. All Initiative personnel must conform to early contact protocols.
Points of Interest Edit
|Andromeda Initiative Embassy|
|Repository of History|
The following Priority Ops missions take place or are acquired on Aya:
The following Allies and Relationships missions take place or are acquired on Aya:
The following Heleus Assignments missions take place or are acquired on Aya:
- Movie Night: Snacks
- Movie Night: The Right Setup
- Recovering the Past
- Safe Journeys
- The Search for Ljeta
- The Vesaal
- Trading Favors
The following Additional Tasks take place or are acquired on Aya:
- Task: Laws and Customs
- Task: Local Cuisine
- Task: Messages to the Nexus
- Task: Outpost Supplies on Elaaden
- Task: Outpost Supplies on Eos
- Task: Outpost Supplies on Kadara
- Task: Outpost Supplies on Voeld
- Task: Remnant Data Cores
- Task: Test Subject
- Task: The Angaran Initiative
- Task: The Nexus Exchange
- Task: The Witnesses
Aya is an anomaly in the Heleus Cluster; a lush planet where a Remnant site appears to be active. It is a sanctuary for the angara, the only known sentient species local to Heleus, and guarded fiercely against outsiders. This is helped by Aya's position relative to Heleus' black hole, whose gravitational lensing effect makes Aya harder to detect. The Scourge also makes the approach to Aya extremely dangerous for untrained pilots. Scans indicate numerous kett wrecks lost in the Scourge nearby, picked clean by angaran salvagers.
Aya is also the headquarters of the Angaran Resistance movement against the kett, whose leaders advise Aya's planetary governor, Paaran Shie. Director Tann has ordered that Aya is not only to be considered sovereign territory, but a military power. While the Tempest and its crew were allowed to visit peacefully, the Nexus is advising extreme caution to other potential visitors, and ordering the distribution of "early contact" guidelines.
With relations warming between the Initiative and the angara, diplomatic overtures continue. The Initiative is opening an embassy on Aya with Paaran Shie's approval, while extending invitations to angaran diplomats and scientists to tour the Nexus. Our Cultural Exchange is beginning several cooperative programs intended to foster better understanding between the various Milky Way species and the angara.