Landmark 1: Journey of Katia Sae Memorial

A new ‘landmark’ journey begins

A long time ago I started a journey around New Eden, with the intent (hope) to visit and photograph every single system. But life took me away from that path, and I disappeared for a while. When I returned, just a few days ago, I discovered that someone else had completed that journey themselves.

Katia Sae completed the journey, and was rewarded by the game developers with a memorial in space, in the system of Saisio, in The Forge.

What better place to start my new journey, than at the site that memorialises the one person who completed what I started.

Landmark: Journey of Katia Sae Memorial

Sitting in my yacht, enjoying the view

As I was admiring the memorial and viewing it from a few different angles and distances, I discovered that in the hologram of systems above her outstretched hand, was also what I assume is a replica of her ship, circling the systems. Around and around. Forever…

Oh look, there’s a holographic starship circling the systems!
Saisio, The Forge

System: Saisio
Security: 0.7
Region: The Forge

In the unending dark of space, there are a few bright lights to which we can reliably turn for guidance and inspiration. Katia Sae is one such beacon, a shining example of what we can all aspire towards. She exemplifies the attitude of a true explorer: friendly to all in her travels, neutral and never initiating aggression, and very, very hard to catch.

She began her quest to explore all of New Eden starting from Saisio III on December 1 of YC111 and came full circle back to Saisio on March 9 of YC121 after having explored every known-space and wormhole system that can be reached – all without a single ship loss.

May Katia Sae’s epic journey be remembered forevermore by all who travel into the furthest reaches of New Eden and the fathomless depths of Anoikis. Every star is one of her footprints, and every heavenly body tells the tale: “Katia Sae was here.”

The Journey of Katia Sae Memorial,
raised by the Achura Stargazers Society,
in association with Signal Cartel

My journey

My own original journey started on October 10, 2011 (Around New Eden – Day 1), which was YC113 in New Eden.

Clearly there’s no point continuing that journey, it’s already been done. If anyone wants to know what’s in a location, they can go to Katia’s website.

So then I thought about doing a journey throughout New Eden to view all the landmarks, but then I was advised just a short while ago that that’s already been done too, and has been fully documented over at Eve Travel.

Geez, I dunno… You go away for 6 years and when you come back, everything special you wanted to do has already been done by someone! 😀

But I decided it doesn’t matter. While @WebSpaceships has completed all the landmarks out there, he hasn’t completed it MY way.

The same could be said for Katia’s completion of visiting all the systems throughout New Eden. I could still do it MY way, but…. the idea bores me. I do remember doing it back in the day, and it was mostly a spreadsheet exercise, that took a lot of the fun out of the game for me, and actually contributed to me losing interest and disappearing for a while.

Doing landmarks

Doing landmarks would be a lot less of a ‘spreadsheet exercise’, and would be more fun to take photos of all the interesting locations and adding my own spin to it through the photos and descriptions.

I’ll visit the same systems, but I’ll take photos, write descriptions and stories that will be my words, and therefore completely unique. No one will see it or describe it the way I will. That adds flavour.

And so, the journey continues.

I’ll keep a list of places I’ve been, and places I intend visiting. I’ll certainly use Eve Travel as a guide. Seems reasonable!

Update: turns out that not all systems with landmarks have been identified by Eve Travel. I was just going through some systems in The Forge region and noticed there were landmarks in them that were NOT included in Eve Travel. Looks like I’m going to have to travel every system in New Eden after all!!

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