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== Overview  ==
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Raxxla is the name of a [[Legends of Elite|legendary]] planet, first featured in the novella [[The Dark Wheel]] by [[Robert Holdstock]], which came packaged with the original [[Classic Elite|Elite]] game in 1984.
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Raxxla is prominently featured in the story [[Mutabilis]] by [[Drew Wagar]], where it is an alien artifact, traveling through the galaxies and connecting them.
  
A fable as old as space travel itself.  Popular opiniong has it tagged as a planet, but no one has ever seen it or been to it.  Infact, it's very existence is disputable, spread by rumour through bars on the edge of space during the height of the Thargoid Wars.
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Raxxla is also featured in many [[:Category:Frontier stories|Frontier stories]], such as [[Jason Togneri]]'s Darkness Falls, where it is the base of an evil group of Elite pilots who found an alien Gateway there to traverse the galaxies at will.
  
== Myths ==
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== Overview  ==
  
There are many myths surrounding Raxxla. Some of them include:
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A fable as old as space travel itself, a mystery and an enigma: Raxxla. The very name causes conversation to cease, and meaningful glances to be exchanged.
  
That it is a planet, older than the Galaxy itself.
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The younger generation mocks it, until quelled by stern glares from their greybeard elders. Parents tell their offspring the story of a ghost planet, beyond witchspace, lost in the void. The name is interspersed throughout popular culture as a synonym for futility.
  
It is a gateway to different dimensions and time.
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Pervading opinion suggests it is indeed a planet, but no one has ever seen it and lived to tell the tale. Its very existence is in doubt, its reputation spread only by hearsay via notorious borderland trading posts on the edge of inhabited space, far from civilisation.
  
[[INRA]] has a base established on the planet, thus allowing them access to the gateways above.
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Where there is any overlap in the reports that have come back, they seem to suggest Raxxla contains some kind of alien construct; a gateway or portal to... somewhere else. The nature of this device remains unclear.
  
== Hunt for the Pot of Gold ==
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A number of missions have been undertaken with the express purpose of locating Raxxla, some official, others less so. Some pundits have suggested Raxxla is guarded by a corps of ruthless, power crazed Elitists who will stop at nothing to preserve their anonymity.
  
Like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, many have tried to find Raxxla.  No one has yet to succeed, or return from such an expedition.  If someone starts acting strange, people often scoff in their direction, saying: "They'll be looking for Raxxla next."
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A planet older than the Galaxy itself, a gateway to different dimensions or a power base for a clandestine group of Elite combateers; Raxxla remains as inexplicable as it is elusive.
  
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== Myths ==
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There are many myths surrounding Raxxla, such as:
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* Raxxla is a planet, older than the Galaxy itself
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* Raxxla is a gateway to different dimensions and time
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* [[INRA]] has a base established on Raxxla, thus allowing them access to the gateways above it
  
== Reality ==
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== Links ==
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*[http://www.aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.php?p=217013#p217013 Discussion] about Raxxla (2014)
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*[http://www.aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=12503 "Rexxla" BB Thread] with a [[Rough Guide]] attempt (2016).
  
When such legendary myths are interwined with talk of [[INRA]], there is only one thing you can believe: Don't believe everything you hear.  The sad fact is that you will only ever find out the truth if you are a member of [[INRA]] and then you wont be able to tell anyone.
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Latest revision as of 16:50, 5 December 2021

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Raxxla is the name of a legendary planet, first featured in the novella The Dark Wheel by Robert Holdstock, which came packaged with the original Elite game in 1984.

Raxxla is prominently featured in the story Mutabilis by Drew Wagar, where it is an alien artifact, traveling through the galaxies and connecting them.

Raxxla is also featured in many Frontier stories, such as Jason Togneri's Darkness Falls, where it is the base of an evil group of Elite pilots who found an alien Gateway there to traverse the galaxies at will.

Overview

A fable as old as space travel itself, a mystery and an enigma: Raxxla. The very name causes conversation to cease, and meaningful glances to be exchanged.

The younger generation mocks it, until quelled by stern glares from their greybeard elders. Parents tell their offspring the story of a ghost planet, beyond witchspace, lost in the void. The name is interspersed throughout popular culture as a synonym for futility.

Pervading opinion suggests it is indeed a planet, but no one has ever seen it and lived to tell the tale. Its very existence is in doubt, its reputation spread only by hearsay via notorious borderland trading posts on the edge of inhabited space, far from civilisation.

Where there is any overlap in the reports that have come back, they seem to suggest Raxxla contains some kind of alien construct; a gateway or portal to... somewhere else. The nature of this device remains unclear.

A number of missions have been undertaken with the express purpose of locating Raxxla, some official, others less so. Some pundits have suggested Raxxla is guarded by a corps of ruthless, power crazed Elitists who will stop at nothing to preserve their anonymity.

A planet older than the Galaxy itself, a gateway to different dimensions or a power base for a clandestine group of Elite combateers; Raxxla remains as inexplicable as it is elusive.

Myths

There are many myths surrounding Raxxla, such as:

  • Raxxla is a planet, older than the Galaxy itself
  • Raxxla is a gateway to different dimensions and time
  • INRA has a base established on Raxxla, thus allowing them access to the gateways above it

Links