Something about C5a is ... different.
The first indication that something is strange is the lack of POCOs on my overview. This happens occasionally in C5 and C6 -- dreads do it -- but it is rare even there. But there is something else on my overview that's odd: a celestial beacon. We don't have those in wspace. This one is called "Epicenter".
Dscan is also unusual. The local star is a "Turbulent Blue Subgiant", which I've never seen before.
I look at the system map. No moons! It's a shattered system! Let's put on our galoshes and Hawaiian shirts, and go see the sights.
First, the nearest planet. It is shattered, all right. And huge -- hard to screen shot.
|Not so bad as Alderaan.|
|Endless ice, or at least 355km of it.|
There is also a "Shattered Debris Field", a new kind of ore anom. It is even larger than the ice anom, being about 600km from end to end. (It is horizontally aligned, BTW.)
|Endless ore. Even stupider to mine.|
Finally I warp over to the Epicenter, at 100km in case it's nasty. It's a sleeper site: a sleeper cruiser and two frigates are there. There's a lot of interesting scenery.
|What is going on here?|
There are also three things that look like torches. These turn out to be Talocan Disruption Towers, each attached to four Talocan Static Gates, and above that a Spatial Rift.
Now I scan down the system. There are twenty sigs, so it takes a while. They are all the normal sort of thing one would find in a C5 or C6.
Later on, I return to my system to open up my static C4. I jump in and... it's another shattered system! At first I think I somehow made a mistake and flew to C5. But no, it's a C4 shattered system with C3 and C4 sites, an ice anomoly, etc. What are the chances of being two for two?