Core Expedition

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The Zhodani have launched a great adventure, born out of pure scientific curiosity, a Core Expedition or voyage to the center of the galaxy to discover what is there.

  • Parts of the expedition still remain secret to this day, and the expedition itself is, has been, and will continue to be a long-duration scientific mission, lasting decades, centuries, or perhaps even millenia.
  • See also the sector map at Zhodani Consulate for named sectors towards the core.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

There have been eight expeditions as of 1116 including the eighth, which is currently in progress:

Major Expeditions (Organized Starship Fleets)[edit]

This table encapsulates data about the various major core expeditions.

  • Name: Represents the Anglic Translation of the Zhodani language.
  • Coreward Progress: Measures the distances Coreward From Zhdant.
Year Expedition Name Coreward Progress Sectors Notes
(-4006 to -3401) First Core Expedition Rotletsatl (‘Journey’) 400 pc 005 Sectors None
(-3400 to -2301) Second Core Expedition Tlorafrvile (‘Returning Journey’) 600 pc 005 Sectors None
(-2300 to -1861) Third Core Expedition Iebr (‘Conquest’) 1,500 pc 022 Sectors None
(-1860 to -1131) Fourth Core Expedition Zhdiblivlits (‘Final Conquest of the Frontier’) 2,000 pc 013 Sectors None
(-1130 to -91) Fifth Core Expedition Divl Iadliavr (‘Spacefarers’) 3,000 pc 050 Sectors None
(-90 to 749) Sixth Core Expedition Zhdeshtede (‘Consularists’) 3,500 pc 012 Sectors None
(750 to 1047) Seventh Core Expedition Zhodanizar (‘Zhodani Trek’) 5,000 pc 038 Sectors None
(1048 to 1150) Eighth Core Expedition Prazar ('Sophont Trek') 6,000+ pc 025 Sectors Estimated it will last until at least 1150
(1116) TOTALs: TOTALs: 22k+ pc 170 Sectors None

Minor Expeditions (Individual Starship Sorties)[edit]

Small expeditions, too many to count, have ventured far beyond what the major and massive core expeditions have covered.

  • They have traveled laterally, to explore areas that are beyond the areas of the Core Expeditions.
  • They have ventured farther coreward, some as far as another 1,000 parsecs.
  • Their reconnaissance helps clear the way for each additional major core expedition.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Since approximately -4,000, the Zhodani Consulate has mounted eight core expeditions - to reach and investigate the galactic core. The seventh expedition was launched in 750 and took fifty years for the round trip, including approximately ten years of exploration and research at its closest approach to the core, 5,000 parsecs from Zhdant.

  • The expeditions, which remain relatively unknown outside of the Zhodani Consulate, have been a source of:
    • Basic research information
    • Xenological data (as new races and cultures were discovered along the route) and...
    • Even rare or previously unknown minerals and pharmaceuticals.
  • Settlements, to maintain the established route toward the core, have been established all along the route. Such worlds conduct the following activities:
    • Exploit valuable mineral deposits
    • Research the strange or novel life forms that are encountered and...
    • Provide maintenance and repairs for ships passing in each direction.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

Core Expedition Sectors: The following named sectors appear on the way to the core, each sector covers 40 parsecs, so the the Seventh Core Expedition went about 125 sectors beyond Chtierabl Sector.

First Core Expedition[edit]

Area explored:

# Distance Coordinates Sector Province Astrographics Exploration Note/s
0 19 pc -007 / +002 Zhodane Sector Jadlapriants Charted Space Explored Prior to -4006
1 59 pc -007 / +003 Zdiedeiant Sector Iabrensh Charted Space Explored Prior to -4006
2 99 pc -007 / +004 Driasera Sector Obrefripl Charted Space Explored Prior to -4006
3 139 pc -007 / +005 Zhiensh Sector Obrefripl Charted Space First Core Expedition
4 179 pc -007 / +006 Sector 05 Sector Obrefripl Charted Space First Core Expedition
5 219 pc -007 / +007 Sector 95 Sector Obrefripl Charted Space First Core Expedition
6 259 pc -007 / +008 Chtierabl Sector Chtierabl Cluster First Core Expedition
7 299 pc -007 / +009 Tsebntsiatldlants Sector Vlanchiets Qlom Cluster First Core Expedition
8 339 pc -007 / +010 Proanz Sector Vlanchiets Qlom Cluster First Core Expedition
9 379 pc -007 / +011 Zietssha Sector Vlanchiets Qlom Cluster First Core Expedition
10 419 pc -007 / +012 Ia Sector Vlanchiets Qlom Cluster First Core Expedition

Second Core Expedition[edit]

Area explored:

  • 5 sectors
# Distance Coordinates Sector Province Astrographics Exploration Note/s
11 459 pc -007 / +013 Prinjobliedl Sector Vlanchiets Qlom Cluster Second Core Expedition
12 499 pc -007 / +014 Azhpliabl Sector Vlanchiets Qlom Cluster Second Core Expedition
13 539 pc -007 / +015 Plontarbli Sector Vlanchiets Qlom Cluster Second Core Expedition
14 579 pc -007 / +016 Vikrvidrvria Sector Vlanchiets Qlom Cluster Second Core Expedition
15 619 pc -007 / +017 Zhenzhbrivtlo Sector Vlanchiets Qlom Cluster Second Core Expedition

Third Core Expedition[edit]

Area explored:

  • 22 sectors
# Distance Coordinates Sector Province Astrographics Exploration Note/s
16 659 pc -007 / +018 Favkranish Sector Vlanchiets Qlom Cluster Third Core Expedition
17 699 pc -007 / +019 Bliatsiebl Sector Vlanchiets Qloml Dense Third Core Expedition
18 739 pc -007 / +020 Tatlnjaie Sector Vlanchiets Qloml Standard Third Core Expedition
19 779 pc -007 / +021 Nevlieri Sector Vlanchiets Qloml Scattered Third Core Expedition
20 819 pc -007 / +022 Pofdriblnchitl Sector Vlanchiets Qloml Sparse Third Core Expedition
21 859 pc -007 / +023 Dliea Sector Vlanchiets Qloml
Limit of Early
Zhodani Exploration
First Rift Third Core Expedition
22 899 pc -007 / +024 Brianch Sector Undesignated First Rift Third Core Expedition
23 939 pc -007 / +025 Driaflfiazlats Sector Undesignated First Rift Third Core Expedition
24 979 pc -007 / +026 Vedrabr Sector Undesignated First Rift Third Core Expedition
25 1,019 pc -007 / +027 Ienjaz Sector Undesignated First Rift Third Core Expedition
26 1,059 pc -007 / +028 Tsafrnchia Sector Undesignated First Rift Third Core Expedition
27 1,099 pc -007 / +029 Kiafldliezhjol Sector Undesignated First Rift Third Core Expedition
28 1,139 pc -007 / +030 Setjefrshiatl Sector Undesignated First Rift Third Core Expedition
29 1,179 pc -007 / +031 Flablenti Sector Undesignated First Rift Third Core Expedition
30 1,219 pc -007 / +032 Kozhdanzhinz Sector Undesignated First Rift Third Core Expedition
31 1,259 pc -007 / +033 Zabrziklezh Sector Undesignated Sparse Third Core Expedition
32 1,299 pc -007 / +034 Etlnchofr Sector Undesignated Scattered Third Core Expedition
33 1,339 pc -007 / +035 Chetliashal Sector Undesignated Standard Third Core Expedition
34 1,379 pc -007 / +036 Chtijashal Sector Undesignated Dense Third Core Expedition
35 1,419 pc -007 / +037 Frizhkladlncha Sector Undesignated Cluster Third Core Expedition
36 1,459 pc -007 / +038 Stotsshiflezh Sector Undesignated Cluster Third Core Expedition
37 1,499 pc -007 / +039 Ieviash Sector Undesignated Cluster Third Core Expedition

Fourth Core Expedition[edit]

Area explored:

  • 13 sectors
# Distance Coordinates Sector Province Astrographics Exploration Note/s
38 1,539 pc -007 / +040 Qrefrnzhariefl Sector Undesignated Cluster Fourth Core Expedition
39 1,579 pc -007 / +041 Prashtsintsanch Sector Undesignated Core Fourth Core Expedition
40 1,619 pc -007 / +042 Aviel Sector Undesignated Core Fourth Core Expedition
41 1,659 pc -007 / +043 Jdeblinsiqr Sector Undesignated Cluster Fourth Core Expedition
42 1,699 pc -007 / +044 Zhechinje Sector Undesignated Cluster Fourth Core Expedition
43 1,739 pc -007 / +045 Ianse Sector Undesignated Cluster Fourth Core Expedition
44 1,779 pc -007 / +046 Nzhernzhi Sector Undesignated Cluster Fourth Core Expedition
45 1,819 pc -007 / +047 Pivchavia Sector Undesignated Dense Fourth Core Expedition
46 1,859 pc -007 / +048 Brelia Sector Undesignated Standard Fourth Core Expedition
47 1,899 pc -007 / +049 Nzhenzie Sector Undesignated Scattered Fourth Core Expedition
48 1,939 pc -007 / +050 Chtetaravl Sector Undesignated Sparse Fourth Core Expedition
49 1,979 pc -007 / +051 Vietrienzhits Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fourth Core Expedition
50 2,019 pc -007 / +052 Tledrbreplebr Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fourth Core Expedition

Fifth Core Expedition[edit]

Area explored:

  • 50 sectors
# Distance Coordinates Sector Province Astrographics Exploration Note/s
51 2,059 pc -007 / +053 Zentse Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
52 2,099 pc -007 / +054 Sieriatsklinzh Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
53 2,139 pc -007 / +055 Biaqrpraze Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
54 2,179 pc -007 / +056 Ekrbriansh Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
55 2,219 pc -007 / +057 Bliaazh Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
56 2,259 pc -007 / +058 Ee Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
57 2,299 pc -007 / +059 Qlivinchezh Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
58 2,339 pc -007 / +060 Niechnchialbli Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
59 2,379 pc -007 / +061 Ijidl Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
60 2,419 pc -007 / +062 Loplia Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
61 2,459 pc -007 / +063 Tenshlatsvo Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
62 2,499 pc -007 / +064 Febiaiadl Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
63 2,539 pc -007 / +065 Iebtladl Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
64 2,579 pc -007 / +066 Ntetszif Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
65 2,619 pc -007 / +067 Driebliepl Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
66 2,659 pc -007 / +068 Zdienzfiaia Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
67 2,699 pc -007 / +069 Shiblbropli Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
68 2,739 pc -007 / +070 Idekl Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
69 2,779 pc -007 / +071 Ablaz Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
70 2,819 pc -007 / +072 Ravrazhe Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
71 2,859 pc -007 / +073 Ze'shavrav Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
72 2,899 pc -007 / +074 Eblia Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
73 2,939 pc -007 / +075 Ichnzhipr Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
74 2,979 pc -007 / +076 Azaz Sector Undesignated Second Rift Fifth Core Expedition
75 3,019 pc -007 / +077 Tlapltsia'o Sector Undesignated Sparse Fifth Core Expedition

Sixth Core Expedition[edit]

Area explored:

  • 12 sectors
# Distance Coordinates Sector Province Astrographics Exploration Note/s
76 3,059 pc -007 / +078 Fiaftashe Sector Undesignated Scattered Sixth Core Expedition
77 3,099 pc -007 / +079 Zdietablie Sector Undesignated Standard Sixth Core Expedition
78 3,139 pc -007 / +080 Zdafeflzadr Sector Undesignated Dense Sixth Core Expedition
79 3,179 pc -007 / +081 Aed Sector Undesignated Cluster Sixth Core Expedition
80 3,219 pc -007 / +082 Qrecha Sector Undesignated Cluster Sixth Core Expedition
81 3,259 pc -007 / +083 Nshofref Sector Undesignated Core Sixth Core Expedition
82 3,299 pc -007 / +084 Inshzish Sector Undesignated Cluster Sixth Core Expedition
83 3,339 pc -007 / +085 Shiadldriadash Sector Undesignated Cluster Sixth Core Expedition
84 3,379 pc -007 / +086 Zenzhej Sector Undesignated Dense Sixth Core Expedition
85 3,419 pc -007 / +087 Nili Sector Undesignated Standard Sixth Core Expedition
86 3,459 pc -007 / +088 Zhiatienjiaz Sector Undesignated Scattered Sixth Core Expedition
87 3,499 pc -007 / +089 Tselidl Sector Undesignated Sparse Sixth Core Expedition

Seventh Core Expedition[edit]

Area explored:

  • 38 sectors
# Distance Coordinates Sector Province Astrographics Exploration Note/s
88 3,539 pc -007 / +090 Eie Sector Undesignated Third Rift Seventh Core Expedition
89 3,579 pc -007 / +091 Difralfler Sector Undesignated Third Rift Seventh Core Expedition
90 3,619 pc -007 / +092 Stiaklentsiefl Sector Undesignated Third Rift Seventh Core Expedition
91 3,659 pc -007 / +093 Zhevreklnchi Sector Undesignated Third Rift Seventh Core Expedition
92 3,699 pc -007 / +094 Itsfiebl Sector Undesignated Third Rift Seventh Core Expedition
93 3,739 pc -007 / +095 Afdranz Sector Undesignated Third Rift Seventh Core Expedition
94 3,779 pc -007 / +096 Tlabraplzhied Sector Undesignated Third Rift Seventh Core Expedition
95 3,819 pc -007 / +097 Viashchieshiadl Sector Undesignated Third Rift Seventh Core Expedition
96 3,859 pc -007 / +098 Plablshashchesh Sector Undesignated Third Rift Seventh Core Expedition
97 3,899 pc -007 / +099 Pliantiblbra Sector Undesignated Third Rift Seventh Core Expedition
98 3,939 pc -007 / +100 Fretvlobrpriet Sector Undesignated Third Rift Seventh Core Expedition
99 3,979 pc -007 / +101 Yikvrior Sector Undesignated Third Rift Seventh Core Expedition
100 4,019 pc -007 / +102 Riekllezha Sector Undesignated Third Rift Seventh Core Expedition
101 4,059 pc -007 / +103 Enchakl Sector Undesignated Third Rift Seventh Core Expedition
102 4,099 pc -007 / +104 Nialkridla Sector Undesignated Third Rift Seventh Core Expedition
103 4,139 pc -007 / +105 Shenzhtsenzh Sector Undesignated Third Rift Seventh Core Expedition
104 4,179 pc -007 / +106 Jdencheplia Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
105 4,219 pc -007 / +107 Driklfetvipr Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
106 4,259 pc -007 / +108 Doklzots Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
107 4,299 pc -007 / +109 Nzhiaapl Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
108 4,339 pc -007 / +110 Nzhajdibr Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
109 4,379 pc -007 / +111 Nseianzh Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
110 4,419 pc -007 / +112 Pliajenzh Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
111 4,459 pc -007 / +113 Sheqraflal Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
112 4,499 pc -007 / +114 Tlensbladrzhianzh Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
113 4,539 pc -007 / +115 Riafrtafrpriafr Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
114 4,579 pc -007 / +116 Zhejnzhiikl Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
115 4,619 pc -007 / +117 Zietsebl Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
116 4,659 pc -007 / +118 Dlavvreplents Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
117 4,699 pc -007 / +119 Feflolents Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
118 4,739 pc -007 / +120 Praklfrintsniadl Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
119 4,779 pc -007 / +121 Ezhebl Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
120 4,819 pc -007 / +122 Ploblvla Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
121 4,859 pc -007 / +123 Shiazhanche Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
122 4,899 pc -007 / +124 Zhetsefr Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
123 4,939 pc -007 / +125 Voblezitl Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
124 4,979 pc -007 / +126 Drierii Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition
125 5,019 pc -007 / +127 Zii Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Seventh Core Expedition

Eighth Core Expedition[edit]

Area explored:

  • 25 sectors as of 1116
  • 23 sectors projected
# Distance Coordinates Sector Province Astrographics Exploration Note/s
126 5,059 pc -007 / +128 Jdodiafldla Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Eighth Core Expedition
127 5,099 pc -007 / +129 Drachabre Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Eighth Core Expedition
128 5,139 pc -007 / +130 Iate Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Eighth Core Expedition
129 5,179 pc -007 / +131 Tlinchjiee Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Eighth Core Expedition
130 5,219 pc -007 / +132 Kernzhez'a Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Eighth Core Expedition
131 5,259 pc -007 / +133 Abresh Sector Undesignated Zone of Barren Worlds Eighth Core Expedition
132 5,299 pc -007 / +134 Vravrzha Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift Eighth Core Expedition
133 5,339 pc -007 / +135 Ienza Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift Eighth Core Expedition
134 5,379 pc -007 / +136 Niabrefvronz Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift Eighth Core Expedition
135 5,419 pc -007 / +137 Lotsar Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift Eighth Core Expedition
136 5,459 pc -007 / +138 Anshnzhins Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift Eighth Core Expedition
137 5,499 pc -007 / +139 Flaflzhevrients Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift Eighth Core Expedition
138 5,539 pc -007 / +140 Peklprozqratl Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift Eighth Core Expedition
139 5,579 pc -007 / +141 Frajbriekrensh Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift Eighth Core Expedition
140 5,619 pc -007 / +142 Ijar Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift Eighth Core Expedition
141 5,659 pc -007 / +143 Jdibrirvianj Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift Eighth Core Expedition
142 5,699 pc -007 / +144 Vlofrkla Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift Eighth Core Expedition
143 5,739 pc -007 / +145 Eble Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift Eighth Core Expedition
144 5,779 pc -007 / +146 Aplie Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift Eighth Core Expedition
145 5,819 pc -007 / +147 Jiechnzhitsonj Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift Eighth Core Expedition
146 5,859 pc -007 / +148 Iekrqre Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift Eighth Core Expedition
147 5,899 pc -007 / +149 Riadrazh Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift Eighth Core Expedition
148 5,939 pc -007 / +150 Kliadli Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift Eighth Core Expedition
149 5,979 pc -007 / +151 Dliebriatia Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift Eighth Core Expedition
150 6,019 pc -007 / +152 Chtatiate Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift Limit of Independent Exploration as of 1116
151 6,059 pc -007 / +153 Evred Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift To be explored
152 6,099 pc -007 / +154 Kepridlnchots Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift To be explored
153 6,139 pc -007 / +155 Antsrish Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift To be explored
154 6,179 pc -007 / +156 Tavrbovliepl Sector Undesignated Fourth Rift To be explored
155 6,219 pc -007 / +157 Zdielbeppria Sector Undesignated Sparse To be explored
156 6,259 pc -007 / +158 Nchefrij Sector Undesignated Scattered To be explored
157 6,299 pc -007 / +159 Nchadla Sector Undesignated Standard To be explored
158 6,339 pc -007 / +160 Siantsaia Sector Undesignated Dense To be explored
159 6,379 pc -007 / +161 Nezhatliebr Sector Undesignated Cluster To be explored
160 6,419 pc -007 / +162 Preiel Sector Undesignated Cluster To be explored
161 6,459 pc -007 / +163 Nzievi Sector Undesignated Cluster To be explored
162 6,499 pc -007 / +164 Tliblnzheflets Sector Undesignated Cluster To be explored
163 6,539 pc -007 / +165 Fraklbizh Sector Undesignated Cluster To be explored
164 6,579 pc -007 / +166 Tlialiedla Sector Undesignated Cluster To be explored
165 6,619 pc -007 / +167 Zdechrebrvle Sector Undesignated Cluster To be explored
166 6,659 pc -007 / +168 Stienzarikl Sector Undesignated Cluster To be explored
167 6,699 pc -007 / +169 Pranzaklbraz Sector Undesignated Cluster To be explored
168 6,739 pc -007 / +170 Dliaprqriez Sector Undesignated Cluster To be explored
169 6,779 pc -007 / +171 Chiajavlazh Sector Undesignated Core To be explored
170 6,819 pc -007 / +172 Kazhekliepr Sector Undesignated Core To be explored
171 6,859 pc -007 / +173 Klajipl Sector Undesignated Core To be explored
172 6,899 pc -007 / +174 Zhiejqrinzho Sector Undesignated Core To be explored
173 6,939 pc -007 / +175 Yejiariebr Sector Undesignated Edge of Galactic Core To be explored

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