Im running a sandbox campaign and to get my players on to Beyond the Rim I planted a destroyed astromech droid in a derelict spacehip in the middle of a dangerous asteroid belt.
The droid contained the message from the Sa Nalaor message pod, but it was heavily encrypted. There is no information on how the droid ended up with this message. I wanted to make something special out of it so I made these sound files. The idea is that a com officer on the Sa Nalaor managed to send this out in the pod 19 years ago.
Sa Nalaor message pod complete message
After isolating all the data in the message you can play this for them
Sa Nalaor data stream
Sa Nalaor morse
Sa Nalaor voice message
And here is the message in the datastream
SHIP IN DISTRESS - ABANDONING SHIP
Carrier: Hyperspace Message Pod G4X32-YV89-RN42
From: CIC Captain Rel Harsol
CIS, Munificent Class Star Frigate, Sa Nalaor
To: Ropok, IsoTech, The Wheel
MESSAGE AS FOLLOWS
Heavy structural damage and main sublight engines failure. We are trapped in the gravity well and cannot escape. Situation extreme. Requesting rescue and survival gear. Determined to follow the plan if we survive.
DISTRESS SIGNAL COORDINATES
Region: Wild Space T5 - MSLUB 4511,6S04935,2W