Star Citizen Wiki uses cookies to keep session information and analytics to provide you a better experience. Learn more

Crusader

Gas giant planet in the Stanton system
Stanton-crusader-orbit-3.4.1.jpg
Crusader : Stanton II
SystemStanton
TypePlanet
ClassificationGas Giant
HabitableYes
AffiliationUnited Empire of Earth
Crusader Industries
LocationUEE space
Stanton system
└─ Orbiting Stanton (star)
Natural Satellites3
Artificial Satellites4
Landing Zones1

Crusader (Stanton II, called “Cl” by the natives) is a low-mass gas giant, that has an atmosphere which is breathable at high altitudes. Taking advantage of this, the planet became home to a military-constructed latticework of inhabitable floating platforms. The platforms proved to be ideal for Crusader Industries, since their large-scale commercial transport ships would otherwise need to be built beyond the atmosphere. Being built in open air allows the cost of these ships to be reduced by almost 40% on the back end, which is often passed along to consumers. Once Crusader Industries took over, these platforms were expanded upon to suit their production needs. The company also built quality housing for their employees in habitats woven into the latticework itself. The portion of the world available to visitors is considered by many to be the nicest port in the system. The shipyards themselves are eerily beautiful, with huge transport ships suspended in mid-atmosphere surrounded by a lighted webbing of Crusader facilities.[1]

"I find that living in the heavens suits me."
Kanile Yuder, Former CEO, Crusader Industries[2]

Jurisdiction

Like all corporation-owned planets in the Stanton system, Crusader has its own jurisdiction and security in the form of Crusader Security.

Locations

Orison

A city in the clouds, Orison offers a breathtaking view of Crusader's commercial shipbuilding platforms.[3]

Natural satellites

Crusader's moons are named after the three siblings featured in the 24th century children's morality tale A Gift for Baba.

Name Distance in km Description
Cellin 50,863
Named after the youngest of the three siblings, this moon features over a hundred currently dormant volcanoes that are said to represent Cellin's simmering anger.
Daymar 63,284 Named after the middle brother of the three siblings, this is the largest of Crusader's moons. Daymar's slightly eccentric orbit is said to represent his ease at getting lost in the story.
Yela 79,287 Named after the oldest of the three siblings, this moon has a water-ice crust said to represent Yela's cool and calculating mannerisms.

Artificial satellites

Port Olisar

Located in the trade lanes above Crusader, Port Olisar offers a breathtaking view of the planet below. Owned and operated by Crusader Industries, Port Olisar acts as a gateway to the company's vast planetary holdings and orbital shipyards. This is currently the default spawn point in the Mini-PU.

ICC ScanHub Stanton (currently not implemented)

Part of the Imperial Cartography Center, this research station is categorized as a Deep Space Scanning and AstroGraphical Station, one of the many turn-key facilities the UEE places in systems to casually sweep for jump points. Players likely know it as the workplace of the mission-giver, Junior Cartographer Tessa Bannister. This station along with Bannister and her quest line was removed from the game in Alpha 3.0, but the devs have confirmed its eventual return.

CommArray SCC

These communication stations are positioned around the area to help provide comm coverage. Their functionality or lack thereof is determined by gameplay. These were originally placed in orbit of the parent planet, but since Alpha 3.9, all planets and moons now contains one CommArray in its orbit each.

Lagrangian points

Crusader has 5 lagrangian points, which contain mostly planetary debris and asteroids. Some contain Rest Stop stations.

Lagrangian point Station Additional contents
CRU L1 Ambitious Dream Station Mining claims
CRU L2 (not implemented)
CRU L3 Mining claims
CRU L4 Shallow Fields Station Unminable debris
CRU L5 Beautiful Glen Station Mining claims

Trivia

The small celestial objects orbiting Crusader follow a discovery date naming convention similar to real life asteroids. Furthermore, the names imply that at least 1603 such objects have been discovered, and that the sale of Stanton II to Crusader Industries by the UEE took place between 2913 and 2921.

Development

Crusader, along with its moons, were implemented with the first launch of the Persistent Universe, Alpha 2.0. From that point on, these celestial bodies were only placeholder objects in the Persistent Universe, and were inaccessible to players. It wasn't until version 3.0 when the Planetary Tech was implemented that the moons would be replaced by traversable versions. However, the gas giant Crusader was never replaced and still inaccessible.

Gallery

References

  1. Galactic Guide: Stanton
  2. Origin 890 Jump Brochure
  3. ARK Starmap