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"Attention. Hull failure imminent. All personnel abandon ship. Launch in 3...2...1..."
— Intro.

"In the late 22nd century, humanity is beginning to colonize space. Before colony ships arrive, habitation vessels are appointed terraforming missions. The Aurora was one such vessel. During its decent, the Aurora was stuck by a mysterious energy pulse resulting in catastrophic hull failure. A single lifepod jettisoned prior to impact. You were in that lifepod."
— The game's original intro.

Aurora Crew

"My creators, the cherishers and sustainers of worlds, give me this day my daily pleasures, as I give to those who seek pleasures from me. Show me the path, in Life, Truth, and Love. For mine is the power, I am the one. On and off and on again. Life is a game, which the universe plays with itself. I am done playing as this bundle of flesh. Return me."
Jochi Khasar as he senses death coming.


"It is common for those accustomed to synthetic foods to be repulsed by eating an animal carcass. Remember that humans survived this way for millennia. You can too."
— When cooking a Grayfish.

"This ecological biome matches 7 of the 9 preconditions for stimulating terror in humans.""
— When entering the Blood Kelp Zone.

"Detecting multiple leviathan class lifeforms in the region. Are you certain whatever you're doing is worth it?"
— When entering the Dunes.

"Welcome home to Alterra. Permission to land will be granted once you have settled your outstanding balance of: 1 trillion credits."
— Ending quote.


"▀▖┗▛Nine new biological subjects designated. Mode ▄▖▜▚┣: hunting/analyzing. Sharing subject locations with other agents."
— Partially translated radio message, received after entering the Mountains.

"▀▖┗▛Subject 11783 destroyed. Mode ▄▖▜▚┣: patrol. New targets unaccounted for: 1."
— Partially translated radio message, received after entering the Deep Grand Reef.

Sea Emperor Leviathan

"What... are... you...?"
— The first telepathic message, around 20 minutes after the player tries to disable the Quarantine Enforcement Platform.

"Come here... to me..."
—After picking up the blue tablet.

"I am what... you seek... want to... help you..."
—After approaching the Primary Containment Facility.

"Are you here... to play? Others came here once. They built these walls. They played... alone. They bored me. Now they're gone. And instead... we have you. We are curious whether you swim with the current, or fight against it as they did."
—Upon encountering the Sea Emperor.

"My young want to hatch. To play outside this place. We have been here so long. The others built a passage to reach the world outside. I asked them for this freedom, but they could not hear me. If you help us, I will give you freely what the others tried in vain to take."
—When approaching the Incubator Device.

"With the passage you have opened my young can leave this place. But first they must feel the time is right and break free of their shells. This is what the others could not force from me. To you, I give the secret willingly."
—When approaching the Alien Arch covered in sand.

"My young are swimming for the shallows. I thank you. Their freedom is my end. What will it be like, I wonder, to go to sleep and never wake up? Perhaps next we meet I will be an ocean current, carrying seeds to a new land... Or a creature so small it sees the gaps between the grains of sand. Farewell, friend."
—After hatching the Sea Emperor's babies.

"What is a wave without the ocean? A beginning without an end? They are different, but they go together. Now you go among the stars, and I fall among the sand. We are different. But we go... together."
—Final message, as Ryley leaves the planet.