The Wredguia XD-K d8-24 system is located in the Inner Orion Spur region, 242.24 LYs from Sol.
It is the 3rd survey candidate system in the original Canonn Challenge route, and was visited on day 2 of the Chronicles Expedition.
Expedition objective: scan and catalogue Phoeniceum Gourd Mollusc

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Expedition Journal

Phoeniceum Gourd Mollusc Composition Scan
Phoeniceum Gourd Mollusc Composition Scan
Phoeniceum Gourd Mollusc
 

Phoeniceum Gourd Mollusc of the Wredguia XD-K d8-24 system
Phoeniceum Gourd Mollusc of the Wredguia XD-K d8-24 system
Phoeniceum Gourd Mollusc of the Wredguia XD-K d8-24 system
Phoeniceum Gourd Mollusc of the Wredguia XD-K d8-24 system
Phoeniceum Gourd Mollusc of the Wredguia XD-K d8-24 system
Phoeniceum Gourd Mollusc of the Wredguia XD-K d8-24 system
Phoeniceum Gourd Mollusc
Phoeniceum Gourd Mollusc
Phoeniceum Gourd Mollusc
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The Gourd Mollusc is a non-sapient, spacefaring creature that is aptly named  based on it’s similar shape to the fleshy large fruit with a hard skin found in the Sol system. The tentacles at it’s base reportedly feed off starlight and convert it into chemical energy.  The mollusc appears to have little to no desire to move unless forced to do so as a result of being struck by another object. The tentacles appear to have a bioluminescent quality to them and were noticed pulsating in bioluminescent intensity at a consistent and predictable interval.  The Phoeniceum variant of the Gourd Mollusc has a pink and purple exterior  with white and pink highlighted tentacles.  During the observation period, no other noticeable traits were identified.

Due to their relative small size, compared to other notable stellar phenomena, these mollusc can be easily missed.  A slow ship velocity and reliance on the scanner control panel readings from your ship’s sensor suite are strongly recommended to locate these organisms.

During the survey of the system these other features were observed

Prasinum Metallic Crystals
Prasinum Metallic Crystals
Flavum Metallic Crystals
Flavum Metallic Crystals
Prasinum Metallic Crystals
Flavum Metallic Crystals
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Wredguia XD-K d8-24 System Map
Wredguia XD-K d8-24 System Map
Region Map: Inner Orion Spur
Region Map: Inner Orion Spur
Codex Entry Phoeniceum Gourd Mollusc
Codex Entry Phoeniceum Gourd Mollusc
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Note: The date and location of the codex entry shown above may differ from that listed as the expedition objective for this Canonn Challenge system.  The Codex records the first per region encounter for each organic structure a commander discovers.  Some encounters occurred prior to the creation of the Canonn Challenge event.

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The Gourd Mollusc is a non-sapient, spacefaring creature that is aptly named  based on it’s similar shape to the fleshy large fruit with a hard skin found in the Sol system. The tentacles at it’s base reportedly feed off starlight and convert it into chemical energy.  The mollusc appears to have little to no desire to move unless forced to do so as a result of being struck by another object. The tentacles appear to have a bioluminescent quality to them and were noticed pulsating in bioluminescent intensity at a consistent and predictable interval.  The Phoeniceum variant of the Gourd Mollusc has a pink and purple exterior  with white and pink highlighted tentacles.  During the observation period, no other noticeable traits were identified.

Due to their relative small size, compared to other notable stellar phenomena, these mollusc can be easily missed.  A slow ship velocity and reliance on the scanner control panel readings from your ship’s sensor suite are strongly recommended to locate these organisms.

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