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  1. So... KSP lore. This has been discussed in the occasional forum now and then, so I figured we needed some kind of megathread to discuss our view on KSP lore. *If something like this already exists, please delete this thread. Who are the Kerbals, anyway? Why is Kerbin so barren? Why do they want to go to space so badly? And what do the Monoliths and Easter Eggs mean? And then maybe some less important lore, like: What do Kerbals eat? How do they survive in a tiny cramped capsule on long voyages? What is Jeb's personality? What about lore about your space program? Who runs it? How do they treat Kerbals? Why do they explore? I'll go first. If it's a long explanation, please put it in a spoiler tab like I am. What do you think?
  2. I was asking my self this question : What exactly happens when a "missing crew respawn" in KSP. As KSP is a highly accurate and realisitc simulator about green little mens, there has to be a plausible explanation. They can't just re appear from thin air. Luckily, Wernher von Kerman was kind enough to show me the secrets of this interesting and complicated process ! He guided me in the secret KSP facilities where all this mirakle of Kerbal engineering happens. I hope you'll discover some interesting facts, as I did ! In the spoiler tab below, are some pictures showing the different steps of the process, guided by Pr. Wernher von Kerman, you can go through them, or watch directly the video at the bottom of this post, to not be spoiled if you prefer the video journey Thank you Pr. Kerman. So with this knowledge, we see that kerbals die all the time, get resurrected, but by this, loose all their memory about their mission, thus preventing them learning from their mystakes, and keeping kerbals mortality rates absurdly high. Die, resurrect, forget, die again from same mystake. Seems a virtuous circle enough. So is Kerbal life : ) Cheers, and don't hesitate sharing your toughts about this incredible Kerbal engineering process !
  3. Hi! It's Kerman Von Kerman here, brother of Wehrner Von Kerman (which has disappeared since the ksp2 release (I'm looking at you, P.A.I.G.E.)) I've been lurking here for quite a while, but have never thought about making a post until now. I am about to expose the whole lot of lore that lies behind ksp 1 and especially ksp2. Are you ready? THE FEATURE EPISODES First of all, let's begin with the feature episodes. They contain crucial information about kerbal history and lore. At the end of each episode, we see different parts of a montage where a rocket goes to the Mun (in ksp 1 obviously) and ultimately crashes on a Mun arch. This results in the ksp 1 update 1.12.5 where they "Added something... on the Mun". That something is a partially broken arch which has something that seems like a stargate coming out from the arch itself. Many have theorized it is a stargate. And they were right! When ksp 2 was released, they removed completely the debris, thus making the whole arch visible. I'm not going to speculate on it, if you want to know more jut go check one of the many threads present out there that speculate on it. (pls read them so u can understand what comes next) The only important thing to know is that the Kerbolar system is depicted on the Mun arch and that it is indeed a stargate. THE ARECIBO (or karecibo) MESSAGE Now, at the end of some feature episodes, there was a part called "something more?" in which not only did we see the montage of the aforementioned lander, but we also heard some weird noises, that can be converted into a kerbal version of the arecibo message. Here we see a solar system chart, a ship, the kraken destroying the ship, some kind of dots, and then another solar system with the kerbals (right) being greeted by squid-like aliens (left). OR AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT YOU THOUGHT!! Here is the actual explanation of the message, my dear konspirators! 1. We see the chart of the Kerbolar system (the bigger dot being jool) and a line coming from the third planet: KERBIN 2. A rocket, coming from Kerbin. 3. THE ALMIGHTY KRAKEN, DESTROYER OF WORLDS, PRINCE OF THE BOTTOMLESS PIT The Kraken 4. Now, this is where things get tricky. People thought it was either the ship exploding and being destroyed by the kraken, or the ship doing a staging and continuing his interstellar travel. The actual explanation (i'll explain more in depth later) is that the ship is travelling through a stargate (just like the one on the moon) guarded by the kraken. 5. No one guessed this one. The dots are in fact there to measure the distance travelled. For example, the Kerbolar system is twelve dots long. The distance between the stargate and the other system is of 21 dots, or 1,75 times the diameter of Kerbol, which is quite a lot. 6. The ship arrives at the other system (binary system? Debdeb?) and the kerbals are greeted by kraken-human hybrid creatures. THE EVIDENCE But do I have proof? Or am I a speculator just like the others? I HAVE PROOF. Here it comes Ksp 2 players have found some strange structures spawning randomly instead of their ships due to bugs of some kind. Modders immediately checked the game files and found lots of interesting stuff (check out #ksp2-modding in the intercept games discord if you want to know more, there's lots of good stuff. I myself am now making a ksp 2 animation using colony parts taken from the game files (also the crucible engine is gorgeous btw)). They found: ALIEN STATUES: But they have also found the kraken. Nope. It's not a joke of some kind. There's literally a colossal statue of the kraken in the game files. but... That's not the only thing out there. See, in the game files there are TWO kraken statues. One of them has been fused with the Mun's stargate. This proves everything. (also yes that little white dot on the ramp in the first image is a kerbal for scale. This proves that there is some kind of alien tech in game. Stargates? Probably. A bit disappointing for me, as having a way to teleport from one system to another seems a bit too overpowered. However, this has not yet been implemented in game and I trust the devs know what to do. Also the ksp lore says: "Bop is a small moon in the vicinity of Jool. In Kerbal mythology, Bop is believed to be the home of the Kraken, a mischievous creature said to play with the ships of hapless explorers, by spinning them out of control until torn asunder, then casting them into oblivion." So i searched Bop, but could not find the aforementioned megastructure/stargate/kraken thing. However, my ships suck and it's probable that if it's there, i missed it. If you don't know what to do in ksp2, why not go and take a look? I'd be very grateful. FINAL NOTES Do you have thoughts? I'd be glad to hear them. Other ideas for even more speculation? Please tell! More images of these structures? PLEASE SEND I BEG YOU!!! (i'll add them to the post obviously) Thanks for reading, -KERMAN FON KERMAN - Leader of the Kerbin Konspiration Society
  4. https://youtube.com/shorts/-wNjDvANJWc?feature=share
  5. Context NovaSilisko (iirc) originally came up with an idea for a *storyline* of sorts which never made it into KSP1, it's here in this pastebin https://pastebin.com/3vvjushy (Pastebin copy/pasted below) There's a few traces of it in KSP1, it's how we have the SSTV signal on duna Here's the interesting part - How does this relate to KSP2? Let's start simple From the pastebin, we know that some form of precursor civilisation would have existed before the Kerbals that we know and love We also know that they're *Significantly* more advanced then kerbals, knowing how to go interstellar (with more advanced systems then kerbals... they teleported their entire planet, lmao) So far the most well known artefact that's in KSP2 and KSP1 is the mun arch (Extended details in spoiler) There's also the Minmus monument - This one's rather interesting, more about it later I'm not sure about what else is in KSP2 avaliable right now, but there's been glitches leading people to discover more then they're supposed to (Below) There's also more models of anomalies in the game files, @Kerman Von Kerman's thread documents them very well (do read, its very good ) Linking ksp1 with ksp2 (speculation) From here on is pure speculation! With what little we know about anomalies in ksp2, I personally feel like ksp1s planned storyline is going to be in or at least play a part in ksp2 - The stargate seems indicative of a highly advanced civilisation (and there's anomalies all over the kerbol system). The anomalies also depict the "Precursors" and in some files a space cuthulu? kraken? is also depicted Perhaps you can do something at anomalous sites leading you to more anomalies, eventually leading you to the hidden planet or activating the stargate I'm not sure how exactly the Karicebo message at the end of the ksp2 videos ties into all of this, but other people on this forum have speculated on it. What can be sure is that the second kerbal depicted in it shows the precursors though, the same ones on the monuments. Or they're just there for fun (doesn't seem like it though, LOREEEEEEEE) I don't know enough yet to make a conclusion lmao, I really don't know what to write here Further Reading Thanks for listening to my manical ranting
  6. I've got a challenge idea! I want the community to come up with "lore" ideas for the history/their own personal canon of the KSP/KSA.
  7. Kerbal lore foretells of a great battle of the gods. Eve and Moho will engage in the most epic battle of all. Moho's speed will allow him to evade Eve's attacks, but he is no match for her purpleness. The Kerbals, after long being oppressed by the wicked giant, will intervene. The most courageous and stupid of the Kerbals mount a daring mission to steal a huge load of her precious ore as a distraction. As Eve is about to crush the bandits, Moho strikes and ignites Eve's explodium blood. She burns brighter than the sun for a week and the Kerbals rejoice in her anguish. This contract was my first Eve contract and first outside Kerbin SOI. I had no idea when I accepted it about Eve's high gravity and pressure. Full album, showing the development story, with captions: https://imgur.com/a/QRmHdyg Craft posted: https://kerbalx.com/Krazy1/Ragnarock-4-final
  8. Hola a todos! Cuando el juego carga y aparece el primer menú, están los tres Kerbals flotando sobre Kerbin... asumo que el del medio es Jebediah, y a los lados están Bill y Bob. Mi pregunta es, quién será quién? Especialmente me interesa saber quien está de cabeza y sonriendo. Desde ya, muchas gracias!
  9. I was wondering if there would be any lore due to the Duna sstv transmition if there isn't i guessing someone would have to make a mod for that.
  10. There's quite a handful of deities in kerbal mythology. Many of them were emperors or dictators at one point that simply faded with the passage of time. Obviously the big ones stayed. Jool, Eve and Duna, lesser gods like Vall and Bop. Some others. Those last two weren't even mythological idols. Even Duna isn't really a god, is he? Something, something Roman general. There's one in particular... Eeloo. In the big black book it says he was born from the remains of Eve's failed creations, a husk of a soul with a broken skeleton. A keeper of order, the judge of where souls wander to in the afterlife. It says right here, III Iaelohn 5:49, "The sir who holds the souls neither pure 'r rotten, Iaelohn. Hail that Light, f'r his arms hold the balance of worlds! Hail that Light, f'r that Light holds the sky to the ground, the silver disk to the sky, and the minty dough hence from our mouths! Hail Iaelohn, for his contempt f'r life wilt bringeth the end of the world in many far years!" Taken out of context, it sounds really bad. Honestly, I'm not understating it when I say that virtually every other god threatened to destroy the world or the universe or some realm nobody could care less about. So, what's the point? Shouldn't we check the calendar? What is today's date? What year even is it?
  11. Welcome to the OrbitalBuzzsaw Master Thread This is the thread where I post all of my creations. I occasionally post crafts, lore and rants/statuses here. Feel free to ask questions about anything. If you like the stuff, why not follow the thread? Table of Contents Lore Super Detailed Border Map (OLD VERSION) Flag sample pack Super Detailed Border Map (New Version!) Craft My Plane for "Crosswise the Sea" Statuses/Rants Other Threads Links to my other stuff YT Channel - Please Subscribe My Twitter
  12. There's small implications in-game about lore and myth. I have ideas, ladies and gentlemen. I want to hear yours as well. I will include a snippet of my headcanon lore if anyone's interested though DM. It leans towards the explicit side(Greco-Roman religion+ a little bit of monotheistic flavour) so I wouldn't feel comfortable posting it directly to a thread. Let's just say it explains why females weren't introduced until the official version came out and provides insight into why things are the way they are. Dres? Who's that? Neidon, Sarnus? You're crazy.
  13. Hello! Today, I decided to start a large project on Kerbal space program: writing encyclopedic definitions for every bodies of the Kerbolar system! The infos will be varied, from history of science to exogeology, as well as some kerbal culture. I will try as much as possible to keep the whole scientifically sound. If you see anything that could be improved on this part, be sure to tell me. Also, you can if you want create your own articles, based on a body of the Kerbolar system, or you could expand on some of the topics I mention here. This works will take OPM as canon, by the way, because things like "gas giants dance" and outer asteroid belts disruptions are easier to explain with three more giants. So, without further waiting, here is the first "article". Minmus! The Mun, Eve and Gilly are already finished, the two latter only need some polishing, and Duna is WIP. Oh, and thanks @KSK twice, first to have inspired me to write, and another time as he helped me fixing the style of the articles! P.S. It's also worth nothing that @KSK has made a companion thread for the encyclopedia, you might want to check it to, and thus here's the link. Minmus Minmus (from min -star- and musi -motion-; "the wandering star") is Kerbin's outermost and smallest mun. Discovery: Minmus has been known for at least three millennia. The earliest acknowledgement of its existence was in The Epic of Hijon: "As Father Light left the munless sky, the crew despaired, for they couldn't orient themselves without its rays, and the seakerbs felt panic rise in their hearth. Kidui asked his captain "Shall we follow this white star?" "We shall not. For this is the wanderer. The white fiend maliciously moves in the night sky, tricking the explorer to follow it"". (Book two, chapter five) However, until the eleventh century, Minmus was assumed to be a planet: early depictions of the Kerbolar system show Minmus as a fourth planet between Kerbin and Duna. This model failed to account for the occasional transit of Kerbol by Minmus, causing its eventual downfall. The next step in Minmus' observation was made in 1350, when, for the first time, Minmus was observed by Lagoil Kerman using his newly invented telescope. He was able to distinguish several Minmal features, most notably the three main flats and, by observing their motion over time , was able to calculate Minmus’s rotational period. Observations: Minmus can easily be spotted from Kerbin, with an apparent magnitude as high as -10, making it brighter than Jool and the third brightest object in the sky, after Kerbol and Mun. As such, Minmus can provide a substantial amount of light while full, and can even cast a shadow. While it typically appears as a dot with the naked eye, it can easily be shown to be a disk with binoculars. Its surface features can be seen with a moderately powerful telescope and mountains close to the flats can be seen near the terminator thanks to the shadow they cast. However, its blue color can only be seen while Minmus is half full: during a "full Minmus", the amount of light Minmus reflects makes it appear white. Origins: Minmus' origin is still debated. The most popular theory is the "comet theory” which posits that Minmus is an unusually large comet that was captured by the combined attraction of Kerbin and the Mun about a billion years ago, and proceeded to lose most of its ice through evaporation. The theory further explains how the near-perfect flats were formed: Minmus was born differentiated, and the flats are the exposed outer core of Minmus, while the highlands are still made of dirty ice. However, Minmus’s speed during its fly-by of the Kerbin system would be too high for a capture, given a speed consistent to smaller comets. In comparison, the Kepper-Minmus theory states that Minmus originated in the Kepper belt. Minmus was the mun of a bigger dwarf planet, or alternatively Minmus itself had a mun. According to the theory, Minmus was ejected into the inner system during the extension of Neidon's orbit, four billion years ago. During the fly-by, its companion was ejected, while Minmus stayed in Kerbin's orbit. This theory is supported by the presence of several muns in the Kerbolar system having a similar hue and density, most notably Vall and Polta. The former has even been said to be Minmus' companion, however a double capture, first by Kerbin and then by Jool, is highly unlikely. Surface features: The most visible features on Minmus are the various flats. The best-known flats are the “Greater Flats”, the “Great Flats” and the “Lesser Flats”. However, at least fifteen more have been observed, the biggest of them being the “Northern Flats”, themselves half the size of the Lesser Flats. Every flat is centered on the equator. No flat has been observed at latitudes higher than 45° or lower than -45°. While their flatness was almost known since the first observations, it wasn’t until the first few probes around Minmus, and Minmus’ first topological map that they we revealed to be even flatter than previously thought: the altitude gradient of the Greater Flats is less than fifty centimeters across its whole surface. Indeed, the Sarnus crews were able to calculate Minmus’s curvature from direct observations of the horizon from the Flats. Another noticeable feature of Minmus is the plateaus. Reaching above 5500m compared to the Flats, they are often surrounded by tall cliffs, creating a stark transition between Flats-to-Mountain transitional terrain (the Lowlands) and the lower parts of the Plateaus (the Midlands). It has been theorized that, if Minmus is a comet, then the Plateaus’ darker and less volatile materials protected the rest of the local ice from evaporating. Exploration: Minmus, being smaller than the Mun, was considered a prime target for the first crewed flights beyond Kerbin orbit. However, being farther away than the latter, engineers of the Sarnus program faced difficulties with the life support systems within the service module, postponing the Minmal landing to Sarnus 8. The ship left Kerbin on day 349 of the year 1783, and landed on day 362. On board were the engineer Bill Kerman, mission commander and first to set foot, Madne Kerman, mission scientist, and Lodnie Kerman, as the pilot. After having descended from the lander, Bill Kerman famously said "Today, the one who set a foot on the cyan mun is not called Madne, Lodnie or Bill, he is called Kerbalkind". Three more successful missions were sent to Minmus after Sarnus 8, however after the Sarnus 19 lander was lost due to a faulty solar panel during the descent, forcing the three astronauts to use their EVA packs to get back to the service module, further crewed exploration of Minmus was halted. However, if the comet theory is shown to be true, Minmus would make a prime location for a future surface base, as its ice could be refined into oxygen and hydrogen, while its ammonia ice could be refined into hydrazine.
  14. From what I can tell, the consensus is that Laythe should, by all accounts, not be feasible. Yet it exists, and continues to exist. It somehow has an oxygenated atmosphere that hasn't escaped or reacted away, has enough energy flux at the surface to stay relatively warm, and has exactly the right conditions for liquid water on its surface. This leads to the only explanation I can think of: Laythe is artificial. The nearly global ocean is simply a cover, a layer of insulation for a megastructure that lies beneath the surface. It is heated from within by some arcane power source, and houses...well, something awesome i suppose. I mean, you don't hide anything that isn't awesome in a planetoid. Perhaps Laythe is the original home of the Kerbals, who have been transplanted to Kerbin for reasons unknown? The possibilites are endless!
  15. Has SQUAD ever planned on releasing an actual story for KSP? What are the monoliths, and what does the microscopic writing on them say? What are the Tall Pink Men, and what do they want with Kerbals? Did they create Kerbalkind? Is the whole KSP universe a simulation? Run by the Tall Pink Men? Who is this mysterious group known as "The SQUAD"? ...I'm sorry, my brain ran loose.
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