Location: AndromedaHeleus ClusterOnaon System Third planet


Description[edit | edit source]

Aya is a small and lush tropical world. Its unique position, hidden by both the Scourge and Heleus's black hole, has allowed it to go undetected by the kett.

ALERT: Aya is a sovereign world of the angara. All Initiative personnel must conform to early contact protocols.

Codex Entry[edit | edit source]

Aya

Aya is an anomaly in the Heleus Cluster: a lush planet where a Remnant site appears to be active. It is a sanctuary for the angara, the only known sentient species local to Heleus, and guarded fiercely against outsiders. This is helped by Aya's position relative to Heleus' black hole, whose gravitational lensing effect makes Aya harder to detect. The Scourge also makes the approach to Aya extremely dangerous for untrained pilots. Scans indicate numerous kett wrecks lost in the Scourge nearby, picked clean by angaran salvagers.

Aya is also the headquarters of the Angaran Resistance movement against the kett, whose leaders advise Aya's planetary governor, Paaran Shie. Director Tann has ordered that Aya is not only to be considered sovereign territory, but a military power. While the Tempest and its crew were allowed to visit peacefully, the Nexus is advising extreme caution to other potential visitors, and ordering the distribution of "early contact" guidelines.


With relations warming between the Initiative and the angara, diplomatic overtures continue. The Initiative is opening an embassy on Aya with Paaran Shie's approval, while extending invitations to angaran diplomats and scientists to tour the Nexus. Our Cultural Exchange is beginning several cooperative programs intended to foster better understanding between the various Milky Way species and the angara.

Additional Information[edit | edit source]

Aya's resources are too limited to support every angara in the cluster. Residence is determined by the Vesaal ("time of change"), a process where citizens are allowed a few years to live on the world followed by giving up their spot to make room for someone else coming in from off-world.

The Vesaal also covers non-angara: Each Initiative personnel allowed long-term stay on the planet has a corresponding Aya citizen who promptly left. Even the planetary governor Paraan Shie isn't exempt, and she must leave if it comes to it.

Points of Interest[edit | edit source]

Name Description Associated Missions
Andromeda Initiative Embassy The Initiative's embassy for Initiative-angaran relations. Accessible after the retrieval of Vehn Terev's transponder on Kadara. Task: The Angaran Initiative
Task: The Nexus Exchange
The Vesaal
Docks This is the landing zone for the Tempest. A Trail of Hope I
A Trail of Hope II
Movie Night: Snacks
Movie Night: The Right Setup
Recovering the Past
Safe Journeys
Task: Messages to the Nexus
Task: Outpost Supplies on Elaaden
Task: Outpost Supplies on Eos
Task: Outpost Supplies on Kadara
Task: Outpost Supplies on Voeld
Task: The Nexus Exchange
Trading Favors
Governor's Office Location of the government on Aya. Task: Laws and Customs
Task: Messages to the Nexus
Infirmary The medical center beneath the Resistance Headquarters. Task: Outpost Supplies on Kadara
The Search for Ljeta
Marketplace A location with multiple shops and merchants. Liam Kosta: Day out on Aya
Task: Laws and Customs
Task: Local Cuisine
Task: Messages to the Nexus
Task: Outpost Supplies on Eos
Task: The Nexus Exchange
Task: The Witnesses
Memorial Gardens A beautiful garden for rest and relaxation. Task: Local Cuisine
Task: The Witnesses
Moshae Sjefa's Laboratory The Moshae's chamber beneath the Repository of History. Accessible after determining Vehn Terev's fate. Jaal Ama Darav: Friend or Foe? II
Repository of History A museum with artifacts gathered from all over the cluster. Forgotten History
Peebee: The Museum Trip
Recovering the Past
Task: The Nexus Exchange
Resistance Headquarters Headquarters for the entire Angaran Resistance. A Trail of Hope I
Hunting the Archon
Task: Laws and Customs
Task: Messages to the Nexus
The Vesaal
The Tavetaan The local equivalent of a bar. A gathering place for people. Liam Kosta: Day out on Aya
Task: Local Cuisine
Task: Messages to the Nexus

Missions[edit | edit source]

Priority Ops
Allies and Relationships
Heleus Assignments
Additional Tasks
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