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Location: Andromeda / Heleus Cluster / Zaubray System / Unnamed Gas Giant (Zaubray)


Description Edit

Nonviable Edit

A moistureless, sweltering landscape covered by a large number of cover-subsistence sinkholes, Elaaden still supports life to a limited degree. The fledgling krogan colony of New Tuchanka is here, along with what appear to be abandoned mining facilities, scattered outposts and camps.

Temperature range is 52C to 99C. Exposure to direct sunlight is not recommended.

Viable Edit

The activated Remnant vault has increased the presence of cloud-forming particulates in Elaaden's sky. Though the moon is still brutally hot, moisture levels have noticeably risen, increasing ambient humidity and the likelihood of rain. The Nexus scientists advise that the inhabitants of Elaaden, once starved for water, should prepare for flash floods.

If Pathfinder Ryder gave the Remnant drive core to Nakmor Morda:
A sweltering landscape with rising humidity, Elaaden is home to the outpost New Tuchanka, which is a cooperative venture between the Initiative and the krogan colony. (Founded by Nakmor Morda, Pathfinder Ryder; Mayor Kariste Archana elected.)

Codex Entry Edit

Codex MEA - Elaaden

Initial Entry Edit

Elaaden is the scorching desert moon of a gas giant. Identified on Initiative charts as Habitat 2, Elaaden was considered a "golden world," despite its harsh conditions, because of the moon's vast mineral wealth. Tidal gravitational effects cause plumes of sodium silicate to erupt from Elaaden's core, depositing unusually pure silicon sand across the surface—invaluable for manufacturing high-performance computer hardware.

Orbital surveys show that contrary to projections, Elaaden is almost devoid of water vapor, making long-term settlement or mining efforts unlikely. Those who live on Elaaden face a constant struggle for survival. Able to thrive in environments that would kill most organic species in days, the krogan who departed the Nexus have established a colony on Elaaden and defend their sovereignty fiercely. The Nexus advises travelers to avoid Elaaden if possible.

Elaaden Outpost Established Edit

After the gift of a valuable Remnant drive core, the krogan colony of New Tuchanka is now allied with the Initiative. Overlord Morda shares leadership with the Initiative's assigned representative, Kariste Archana. The Nexus is gathering a negotiation team to draw up mineral and water claims on Elaaden. There is no data on whom the krogan are choosing as negotiators.

Elaaden Vault Activated Edit

The activated Remnant vault has increased the presence of cloud-forming particulates in Elaaden's sky. Though the moon is still brutally hot, moisture levels have noticeably risen, increasing ambient humidity and the likelihood of rain. The Nexus scientists advise that the inhabitants of Elaaden, once starved for water, should prepare for flash floods.

Points of Interest Edit

Name Description Associated Missions
Gehenna Valley Central southern valley dominated with hoodoo and remnant structures. Architect on Elaaden
Dissension in the Ranks
Ryder Family Secrets
Water Supply
Hell's Promise Northwestern region with expansive sand dunes and a large Remnant Derelict. Investigate Remnant Derelict
Search for the Stolen Remnant Drive Core
Task: Hitting Rocks for Science
Truth and Trespass
Languish Central northern valley with Remnant structures. Architect on Elaaden
Rising Tensions
Ryder Family Secrets
Save Dr. Okeer's Krogan Research
Search for the Stolen Remnant Drive Core
Taming a Desert
Task: Boosting the Signal
Task: Cultivation
Task: Little Mouse
New Tuchanka A thriving colony founded by the Nexus krogan and ruled by Overlord Nakmor Morda. Adjacent to the chosen site of the Nexus Elaaden Outpost. Architect on Elaaden
Liam Kosta: Outpost Worlds
Nakmor Drack: A Future for our People
Parlay with the Krogan
Rising Tensions
Save Dr. Okeer's Krogan Research
Search for the Stolen Remnant Drive Core
Settling Elaaden
Task: A Flower for Kesh
Task: Boosting the Signal
The Flophouse
The Search for Ljeta
Paradise Sands A desert plain pocked with sinkholes that covers the southern region. The Paradise is located in the southeastern region. Aspirations
Dismantled
Hard Luck
Peebee: Reclaiming Poc
Taming a Desert
Task: An Exile Raid
Task: Remnant Data Cores
Task: Volatile
The Rebel
Scavenger Flophouse ("Misery") A base located in a large canyon used as shelter used by scavengers and gangs roving Elaaden's deserts. Crisis Response
Settling Elaaden
The Flophouse
Water Supply
Sea of Ataraxia A vast area of sand dunes that covers large portions of the eastern, northeastern, and western regions. Aspirations
Crisis Response
Forgotten History
Out of Gas
Search for the Stolen Remnant Drive Core
Taming a Desert
Task: An Exile Raid
Task: Cache Flow
Task: Cultivation
Task: Hitting Rocks for Science
Task: Infection
The Rebel
Turian Ark: Lost But Not Forgotten
Water Supply
The Paradise A small trading post in the southeast and the supplier of practically all of Elaaden's water. Conflict in the Colony
Elaaden: A New World
Gray Matter
Task: Augmentation Crafting
The Mind of An Exile
The Rebel
The Search for Ljeta
Water Supply

Missions Edit

The following Priority Ops missions take place or are acquired on Elaaden:

The following Allies and Relationships missions take place or are acquired on Elaaden:

The following Heleus Assignments missions take place or are acquired on Elaaden:

The following Additional Tasks take place or are acquired on Elaaden:

Anomaly Edit

Architect Husk: Elaaden Edit

Note: This anomaly is available after completing Architect on Elaaden.
DATA:
Classification: Enemy (decommissioned)
Origin: Andromeda (Elaaden)

ANALYSIS:
This Remnant Architect's programming directives have been interrupted. It is in an orbital standby mode and remains tethered to its home planet Elaaden. From this unique vantage point, it's clear that the extreme heat of the planet had begun to degrade (i.e. fry) vital systems. Many systems seem to be incorrectly pinging "all clear".

Awards +50 Rd icon remnant orange when scanned.

Mineral Deposits Edit

Environmental Information Edit

Main article: Hazard

Elaaden is desert world with scorching levels of heat prior to activation of the planet's vault. All areas not in constant deep shade or indoors pose an environmental hazard to personnel and vehicles.

  • SAFE CONDITION - TEMPERATURE 39.96°C
  • Hazard Level 1 - TEMPERATURE 50.98°C
  • Hazard Level 3 - TEMPERATURE 69.22°C
  • Hazard Level 4 - TEMPERATURE 1,231.97°C