“The mysterious message continues to prey upon my mind. With the aid of the Entity, I have learned that its temporal origin is approximately two to five thousand solar cycles from the now. I have narrowed down a point of transmission to a sector of space in the haze zone, close to the galactic anterior. I realize now that to ignore the signal would be an error. It is incumbent upon me to trace it. In my more fanciful moments, I wonder if it might be a warning or a revelation. I have set a course.”
The user states the “temporal origin” of the message, or the time/space of its beginning, is approximately “two to five solar cycles from now.” So the user is saying the origin of the message is from the future. We learn later that the message is in fact from the user and we end on a crazy cliffhanger…
This beckons back to the NLTT tech from Superlumina-6c.
In the previous log just before this one the user says the Korvax Entity found something more beneath the signal.
“In the process it encountered the anomalous message I detected several cycles ago. I dismissed the signal as a chance event, a random coalescence of interference that happened to resemble a spoken voice.”
It doesn’t state what kind of signal, other than the user explaining what it sounded like. So it could have been an auditory signal with an embedded image. Where have I seen that before… the spectrograph in the tapes! Except this is probably much more advanced since the user says the image shows green skies. (this also makes me theorize that Elizabeth’s videos are the first video messages to be sent into the past via Superlumina since they contain so much corruption.)
"…revealed another layer beneath the audio component. A visual of a world with green skies and an obsidian moon."
So, we see when it is transmitted, but where is it? The user mentions the “haze zone.” This is guessed to be the space between the systems closest to the center and the area surrounding the center. It could also be a cluster just next to the center.
I looked up what “anterior” means and the two top hits were for a technical and formal use.
nearer the front, especially situated in the front of the body or nearer to the head.
“the veins anterior to the heart”
coming before in time; earlier.
“there are few examples of gold and silver work anterior to the dynasty of the Romanoffs”
So while I think the writing would take more meaning of the technical side, consider the formal definition:
The “galactic anterior” would mean a time before the galaxy, or near that. In other words, close to the start of the galaxy: the center.
There are a lot more space-time connections once the user gets closer to the signal. As we’ve all gathered, that’s a bit of a theme throughout Waking Titan and No Man’s Sky considering space-time.
Anyways, just wanted to share some thoughts. Continually excited to get more!