|This article is about the Sunbeam. You may be looking for the Aurora or the Degasi.|
The Player will start receiving transmission from Avery on board the Sunbeam via the Communications Relay some time after the Player has started exploring the planet. The ship alerts the player to its imminent arrival, until it gives a forty-minute warning of its eventual landing on the Mountain Island. It will give the Player a Signal with the landing coordinates.
The Sunbeam's Failed Rescue Edit
The Sunbeam had planned to land on the Mountain Island to rescue the Player. However, before it was able to land, the Quarantine Enforcement Platform activates, weaponizing itself and shooting the Sunbeam down, as it did with the Aurora. As the Sunbeam is quite a bit smaller than the Aurora, which was relatively intact albeit heavily damaged with a massive amount of debris left behind, the Sunbeam is completely obliterated, its crew members are killed, and its debris rains down afterwards. No wreck of the Sunbeam can be found on the map.
When the countdown for the Sunbeam's arrival ends, the Player will receive one of 2 messages, depending on their location:
|"PDA: Attention - Patching in a local broadcast from the Sunbeam."
"Avery Quinn: I don't believe it, there's someone down there! Aurora survivor, we have your PDA signature! I don't know how you walked away from that wreck, let alone survived since then, but we'll be happy to bring you onboard and hightail back to federation space. Stand back, we're approaching the landing site now. Breaking atmosphere in 5... 4... 3...- What is that? No the RED spike. From the planet?!"
When the Player is not present at Mountain Island during the arrival of the Sunbeam, they will receive this message from PDA instead:
- The Sunbeam destruction event is able to be viewed by typing 'precursorgunaim' into the console.
- The Sunbeam is a Bulldog-Class Vessel. The PDA's AI reveals this if the player is not present at the Island when the Sunbeam makes its approach.