The Gnosis is a Flight Operations Carrier Megaship constructed by the Canonn Interstellar Research Group. It was primarily deployed to locations of ongoing scientific interest such as Thargoid Barnacles, Thargoid Surface Sites, and Ancient Ruins, as well as remote systems that were impossible for conventional ships to reach due to jump range limitations. The Gnosis was launched on May 18, 3303 in the Varati system, and made its first hyperspace jump on September 28, 3303. After almost three years of strenuous, long-distance exploration, The Gnosis triumphantly returned to Varati on September 10, 3306 and was officially retired from active duty. It then embarked on a permanent tour route of eight systems featuring notable scientific discoveries.
A 10-tier community goal was launched by the Canonn Interstellar Research Group requesting deliver 35 million tons of Indium, Computer Components, and Tea to help build a new Megaship to serve as the Canonn's mobile command post. It started on May 11, 3303, and 9,721 players contributed to complete the goal in 64 hours. The average delivery rate of goods was 9114 tons per minute.
On September 25, 3303, it was announced that The Gnosis would attempt its first hyperspace jump from Varati to Hyades Sector AQ-Y d81 on September 28th. Any ships docked in The Gnosis's hangars at the time of the jump will travel with it to the destination. Canonn Gnosis Division warned that pilots in the vicinity of The Gnosis who do not dock and enter a hangar will not travel with the ship, and also risk severe damage or ship loss due to the jump's energy vortex. A flight operations plan for The Gnosis was also posted at hangars within the ship that confirmed two additional jumps were planned for the immediate future.
The Gnosis's first jump was a success, and it arrived safely with its passengers in Hyades Sector AQ-Y d81. Subsequent jumps have occurred without incident.
Cone Sector expedition
On August 13, 3304, Canonn Gnosis Division updated the flight plan of The Gnosis and announced plans to jump from Outotz ST-I d9-4 to Cone Sector FN-J b9-0 in the Cone Sector region for a four-week tour from September 6 to October 4. The Cone Sector was an inaccessible pocket of systems surrounded by a larger permit-locked sector that was too wide for conventional vessels to jump through. Canonn Gnosis Division advised that traveling aboard The Gnosis would be the only way to safely enter or exit the Cone Sector for the foreseeable future. On October 4, when The Gnosis departed the Cone Sector, any pilots not secured in a hangar aboard The Gnosis before it jumps would be left behind and trapped in the region indefinitely for as long as their ship held out.
On August 28, the Pilots Federation placed Cone Sector FN-J b9-0 and all other systems in the Cone Sector under a permit-lock. The following day, the organisation explained that the Cone Sector was believed to contain high concentrations of a newly-encountered and extremely dangerous Thargoid Interceptor variant, the Hydra, and had placed the permit-lock in the interest of public safety. Nonetheless, Canonn Gnosis Division confirmed that The Gnosis would attempt the jump to Cone Sector FN-J b9-0 as scheduled. After The Gnosis arrived in the Outotz ST-I d9-4 system on August 30, the Eagle Eye array intercepted Thargoid transmissions that referenced the same system, implying that The Gnosis's movements had drawn the Thargoids' attention and the vessel was under their observation. This also coincided with the sudden and unexplained disappearance of all Thargoid Scouts from the Core Systems and the Pleiades Nebula.
In a speech to the galactic community broadcast from The Gnosis on September 2, Canonn's leader Dr. Arcanonn stated, "Today we stand on the edge together, as we have so many times before. There are those who do not want us to take this leap of faith into the unknown. There are those whose reasons remain a mystery and yet expect us to blindly obey to their restrictions. By being aboard The Gnosis today I can only presume that all of you have chosen to to defy the boundaries placed upon us. Unless you have experienced an extremely ill-timed ship breakdown. Anyway, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all, Gnosis Crew, Canonneers, Explorers, Traders, Miners, Mercs, Pirates, and ill-advised tourists, for joining us on this voyage, wherever it may lead. Dr. Arcanonn out."
On September 6, when The Gnosis attempted the jump to Cone Sector FN-J b9-0, it was interrupted by a Thargoid attack. Captain Mathius Leander of the Gnosis command crew transmitted the following emergency message: "We were a short way into our journey when the Gnosis was hyperdicted by a group of Thargoid vessels. The wrench back into real space caused severe internal damage to multiple systems, including the frame shift drive. There's no doubt that we would have been destroyed if not for some of the Commanders travelling with us. They lured the Thargoids away while ejecting meta-alloys from their holds. The aliens were more interested in scooping up the meta-alloys than attacking us. The Commanders later reported that the Thargoid vessels were the recently identified Hydra Interceptors. The Gnosis is currently adrift close to the eighth planet of the Outotz ST-I d9-6 system. We have begun essential repairs, but there is a risk that the Thargoids may return before we can escape the system." Pilots undocking from The Gnosis reported coming under immediate attack from Thargoid Interceptors and Thargoid Scouts of various types, with casualties quickly mounting under the onslaught. Space in the vicinity of The Gnosis was also saturated with Non-Human Signal Sources.
In the aftermath of the incident, Canonn officials expressed their disappointment that the Cone Sector expedition was not to be, but noted that the attempt and failure had provided an opportunity to study the Hydra Interceptors up close and in combat. The discovery of at least two Barnacle clusters and one Thargoid Surface Site in Outotz ST-I d9-6 also evidenced the wider region's significance in relation to the Thargoids.
Canonn Gnosis Division originally planned to take The Gnosis on a long-term trip into the Formidine Rift when it departed the Cone Sector on October 4. After the Thargoid attack and failed jump to the Cone Sector, the Rift expedition was reevaluated since it would take almost a year for The Gnosis to travel there and back. As an alternative, it was proposed that The Gnosis should instead investigate nebulae around the Core Systems for possible Thargoid activity. Canonn members voted in favor of the nebula plan, which would take The Gnosis on a tour of the NGC 7822 Nebula, the Cave Nebula, the Elephant's Trunk Nebula, the Pelican Nebula, the North America Nebula, and the Sadr Region. The Gnosis departed Outotz ST-I d9-6 and made its first jump toward the NGC 7822 Nebula on September 27, 3304.
On December 7, 3304, The Gnosis command crew announced a course change that would take the vessel to HR 1185 near the Pleiades Nebula by January 17, 3305, and then onward to Guardian space and some normally inaccessible systems beyond the galactic plane. On April 3, Canonn announced Operation Cabin Fever to visit IRAS 21565-3937 in the Spare Tire Nebula. HIP 4099 and the target system itself were unreachable by any other means. IRAS 21565-3937 was successfully reached on June 6, 3305. On July 18, The Gnosis returned to the Core Systems by jumping to Tonatiuh, and then began making its way to the California Nebula the following week. Between August and October 3305, The Gnosis toured systems around the permit-locked Col 70 Sector and made its way back to the site of the failed Cone Sector jump, Outotz ST-I d9-6.
On November 21, 3305, The Gnosis dropped into the orbit of HIP 23759 1 and inadvertently crashed into a civilian installation orbiting the planet. CMDR Klassic was reportedly in the megaship's pilot's chair at the time of the accident. The Gnosis remained tangled with the installation until the following week when it made its next scheduled jump. Neither The Gnosis nor the installation appeared to suffer any permanent damage from the collision.
The Gnosis made its way back to its home system of Varati by December 12, 3305, and remained there for two weeks. It then departed on its longest journey yet, a months-long expedition in the direction of the galactic core to Chaluia FS-A d1-4, site of the landmark planet "Momma's Boy", a metal-rich body permanently enveloped by the exclusion zone of a white dwarf star. The vessel reached the system on April 23, 3306 and departed the following week with plans to return to Varati by September 10.
On June 8, 3306, the Canonn Council announced that The Gnosis would be retired from long-range exploration efforts. Despite being designed for an operational period of 20-24 years, Canonn engineering staff determined that the vessel had suffered too much wear and tear, especially due to the Thargoid attack in 3304 and the installation collision in 3305, to continue in its original role. After The Gnosis returned to Varati on September 10, 3306, it was formally retired and began a permanent, looping tour route of eight systems, most of which contained a site of scientific interest. The Gnosis was also converted into a training facility for Canonn personnel, but remained open to guests. Meanwhile, the Nautilus-Class Carrier OCD-GNOSIS-#B# was launched on June 13, 3306 in the Panoi system as a replacement for the megaship.
|System||Duration of Stay||Notes|
|Varati||May 18, 3303 - September 28, 3303||The Gnosis's origin system, and Canonn headquarters|
|Hyades Sector AQ-Y d81||September 28, 3303 - October 5, 3303||Maiden jump destination|
A Thargoid Surface Site can be found on body AB 3 c, and three Barnacles can be found on body C 2.
|HIP 18778||October 5, 3303 - October 12, 3303||A Thargoid Surface Site can be found on body A 2 a.|
|Witch Head Sector DL-Y d8||October 12, 3303 - October 26, 3303|
|BD-12 1172||October 26, 3303 - November 2, 3303|
|Mintaka||November 2, 3303 - November 9, 3303|
|Betelgeuse||November 9, 3303 - November 16, 3303|
|Merope||November 16, 3303 - November 23, 3303||Five Barnacles can be found on body 2 A, and four can be found on body 5 C.|
|Meene||November 23, 3303 - December 7, 3303|
|IC 2391 Sector YE-A d103||December 7, 3303 - December 14, 3303||Ancient Ruins can be found on body B 1.|
|Jackson's Lighthouse||December 14, 3303 - December 21, 3303|
|Santa Muerte||December 21, 3303 - December 28, 3303|
|Varati||December 28, 3303 - January 11, 3304|
|System||Duration of Stay||Notes|
|LBN 623 Sector PD-S b4-5||January 11, 3304 - January 18, 3304|
|HIP 17125||January 18, 3304 - January 25, 3304|
|Taygeta||January 25, 3304 - February 1, 3304|
|Electra||February 1, 3304 - Feburary 15, 3304|
|Maia||Feburary 15, 3304 - March 8, 3304||Delay: Departure delayed by one week due to server maintenance related to v3.0.|
|Evenses||March 8, 3304 - March 15, 3304|
|Meene||March 15, 3304 - March 22, 3304|
|Synuefe XO-P c22-17||March 22, 3304 - March 29, 3304||Ancient Ruins and Brain Trees can be found on body C 1.|
|Vela Dark Region EG-X b1-1||March 29, 3304 - April 5, 3304||A Guardian Structure can be found on body A 1.|
|HD 63154||April 5, 3304 - April 12, 3304||A Guardian Structure and two Brain Tree sites can be found on body B 3 a.|
|Vela Dark Region JS-T b3-0||April 12, 3304 - April 19, 3304||A Guardian Structure can be found on body A 3.|
|Synuefe EU-Q c21-10||April 19, 3304 - April 26, 3304||A Guardian Structure can be found on body A 3.|
|Synuefe GT-H b43-1||April 26, 3304 - May 3, 3304||A Guardian Structure can be found on body C 4.|
|HIP 39768||May 3, 3304 - May 10, 3304||A Guardian Structure and two Ancient Ruins can be found on body A 14 f, and Brain Trees can be found on body A 14 d a.|
|Col 173 Sector ME-P d6-92||May 10, 3304 - May 17, 3304||A Guardian Structure can be found on body B 5.|
|IC 2391 Sector YE-A d103||May 17, 3304 - May 24, 3304||Ancient Ruins can be found on body B 1.|
|Meene||May 24, 3304 - May 31, 3304|
|Epsilon Indi||May 31, 3304 - June 21, 3304|
|Jackson's Lighthouse||June 21, 3304 - June 28, 3304|
|Alpha Centauri||June 28, 3304 - July 5, 3304|
|LHS 3447||July 5, 3304 - July 12, 3304|
|Charick Drift||July 12, 3304 - July 19, 3304||Generation Ship Atlas can be found orbiting Charick Drift A.|
|Hermitage||July 19, 3304 - July 26, 3304|
|Bifrost||July 26, 3304 - August 9, 3304|
|Merope||August 9, 3304 - August 16, 3304||Five Barnacles can be found on body 2 A, and four can be found on body 5 C.|
|64 Orionis||August 16, 3304 - August 23, 3304|
|HD 51502||August 23, 3304 - August 30, 3304|
|Outotz ST-I d9-4||August 30, 3304 - September 6, 3304|
|Cancellation: Scheduled jump to this system interrupted by Thargoid hyperdiction and subsequent attacks.|
|Outotz ST-I d9-6||September 6, 3304 - September 27, 3304||A Thargoid Surface Site and two Barnacles can be found on body 2 A.|
|Outotz EH-M d7-5||September 27, 3304 - October 4, 3304|
|Outopps BU-R d4-4||October 4, 3304 - October 11, 3304|
|Outopps JB-X d1-1||October 11, 3304 - October 18, 3304|
|Ploi Thua YD-E c26-1||October 18, 3304 - October 25, 3304|
|Hegeia SY-O c20-0||October 25, 3304 - November 1, 3304|
|Outorst WI-B d0||November 1, 3304 - November 8, 3304|
|Outorst CW-K c9-0||November 8, 3304 - November 15, 3304|
|Outorst OA-U c17-0||November 15, 3304 - November 22, 3304|
|NGC 7822 Sector BQ-Y d12||November 22, 3304 - November 29, 3304|
|Plaa Eurk IR-W d1-14||November 29, 3304 - December 6, 3304|
|Elephant's Trunk Sector BQ-Y d14||December 6, 3304 - December 13, 3304|
|Plaa Eurk QZ-D b26-0||December 13, 3304 - December 20, 3304|
|Plaa Eurk JB-O d6-12||December 20, 3304 - December 27, 3304|
|Wredguia HO-Y c14-3||December 27, 3304 - January 3, 3305|
|System||Duration of Stay||Notes|
|Wredguia UE-V b30-1||January 3, 3305 - January 10, 3305|
|MEL 22 Sector TB-J b10-0||January 10, 3305 - January 17, 3305|
|HR 1185||January 17, 3305 - January 24, 3305|
|Varati||January 24, 3305 - January 31, 3305|
|Alpha Centauri||January 31, 3305 - February 7, 3305|
|Meene||February 7, 3305 - February 14, 3305|
|IC 2391 Sector HG-X b1-8||February 14, 3305 - February 21, 3305|
|HIP 36823||February 21, 3305 - February 28, 3305|
|HIP 39890||February 28, 3305 - March 7, 3305|
|Synuefe LQ-T b50-1||March 7, 3305 - March 14, 3305|
|Synuefe SP-F b44-0||March 14, 3305 - March 21, 3305|
|Col 173 Sector OD-J b25-2||March 21, 3305 - March 28, 3305|
|Vela Dark Region FL-Y d63||March 28, 3305 - April 4, 3305|
|Synuefe VN-W b46-0||April 4, 3305 - April 11, 3305|
|Synuefe FE-S b46-0||April 11, 3305 - April 18, 3305|
|Flyooe Dryeia LH-L c24-0||April 18, 3305 - April 25, 3305|
|Flyooe Dryeia JJ-G d11-0||April 25, 3305 - May 2, 3305|
|HIP 4099||May 2, 3305 - May 9, 3305|
|Prooe Dryeia XP-X d1-0||May 9, 3305 - May 16, 3305|
|Prooe Dryeia SF-N d7-0||May 16, 3305 - May 23, 3305|
|Prooe Dryeia RQ-C d13-0||May 23, 3305 - May 30 3305|
|Screagi FP-Z d0||May 30, 3305 - June 6, 3305|
|IRAS 21565-3937||June 6, 3305 - June 13, 3305|
|Screagi BJ-B d0||June 13, 3305 - June 20, 3305|
|Nidgiae QJ-F d12-1||June 20, 3305 - June 27, 3305|
|Swoilz II-K d8-0||June 27, 3305 - July 4, 3305|
|Swoilz GX-T d3-2||July 4, 3305 - July 11, 3305|
|Swoilz UL-A c2-7||July 11, 3305 - July 18, 3305|
|Tonatiuh||July 18, 3305 - July 25, 3305|
|HIP 20960||July 25, 3305 - August 1, 3305|
|Witch Head Sector AL-X b1-0||August 1, 3305 - August 8, 3305|
|Wregoe JI-B b13-0||August 8, 3305 - August 15, 3305|
|California Sector LC-V c2-10||August 15, 3305 - August 22, 3305|
|Oochorrs KF-D d13-5||August 22, 3305 - August 29, 3305|
|Col 69 Sector HR-M c7-6||August 29, 3305 - September 5, 3305|
|Oort||September 5, 3305 - September 12, 3305|
|Messier 78 Sector RD-T c3-8||September 12, 3305 - September 19, 3305|
|Oochorrs FO-C c15-0||September 19, 3305 - September 26, 3305|
|Outotz PI-K d8-0||September 26, 3305 - October 3, 3305|
|Outotz ST-I d9-6||October 3, 3305 - October 10, 3305|
|Col 69 Sector PH-U c3-0||October 10, 3305 - October 17, 3305|
|V1483 Orionis||October 17, 3305 - October 24, 3305|
|PMD2009 48||October 24, 3305 - October 31, 3305|
|BD-12 1172||October 31, 3305 - November 7, 3305|
|Synuefe MJ-O d7-14||November 7, 3305 - November 14, 3305|
|Flame Sector XT-R b4-0||November 14, 3305 - November 21, 3305|
|HIP 23759||November 21, 3305 - November 28, 3305|
|Synuefe NU-M d8-99||November 28, 3305 - December 5, 3305|
|Epsilon Indi||December 5, 3305 - December 12, 3305|
|Varati||December 12, 3305 - December 26, 3305|
|63 G. Capricorni||December 26, 3305 - January 2, 3306|
|System||Duration of Stay||Notes|
|Alaunus||January 2, 3306 - January 9, 3306|
|HIP 28170||January 9, 3306 - January 16, 3306|
|Arietis Sector ZF-O b6-1||January 16, 3306 - January 23, 3306|
|HIP 112240||January 23, 3306 - January 30, 3306|
|Col 359 Sector TN-T d3-98||January 30, 3306 - February 6, 3306|
|Col 359 Sector OI-K d8-10||February 6, 3306 - February 13, 3306|
|Swoiwns RJ-Q e5-2||February 13, 3306 - February 20, 3306|
|Bleia Eohn TJ-Y d1-1||February 20, 3306 - February 27, 3306|
|Bleia Eohn PE-P d6-5||February 27, 3306 - March 5, 3306|
|Bleia Eohn UO-K c23-0||March 5, 3306 - March 12, 3306|
|Drojeae WZ-M b9-0||March 12, 3306 - March 19, 3306|
|Drojeae NM-M d7-0||March 19, 3306 - March 26, 3306|
|Drojeae UE-H d10-0||March 26, 3306 - April 2, 3306|
|Blae Drye FF-A d2||April 2, 3306 - April 9, 3306|
|Blae Drye PS-U e2-0||April 9, 3306 - April 16, 3306|
|Blae Dryua RL-J d10-2||April 16, 3306 - April 23, 3306|
|Chaluia FS-A d1-4||April 23, 3306 - April 30, 3306||Location of the landmark "Momma's Boy"|
|Blae Drye YK-P e5-1||April 30, 3306 - May 7, 3306|
|Blae Drye CH-M D7-4||May 7, 3306 - May 14, 3306|
|Blae Drye GY-P c6-0||May 14, 3306 - May 21, 3306|
|Drojo TO-E c26-2||May 21, 3306 - May 28, 3306|
|Drojo DP-X c15-1||May 28, 3306 - June 4, 3306|
|Drojo FA-Q d5-6||June 4, 3306 - June 11, 3306|
|Drojeae DB-X D1-4||June 11, 3306 - June 18, 3306|
|Drojeae AA-A h56||June 18, 3306 - June 25, 3306|
|Aucopp QO-U b47-0||June 25, 3306 - July 2, 3306|
|Aucopp VJ-P d6-2||July 2, 3306 - July 9, 3306|
|Aucopp BP-Y d1-35||July 9, 3306 - July 16, 3306|
|Phylur AP-B b13-1||July 16, 3306 - July 23, 3306|
|Sifi PC-V b57-0||July 23, 3306 - July 30, 3306|
|Sifi BA-E B39-0||July 30, 3306 - August 6, 3306|
|Star of India||August 6, 3306 - August 13, 3306|
|Veil West Sector AQ-Y d43||August 13, 3306 - August 20, 3306|
|Dumbbell Sector CL-X b1-2||August 20, 3306 - August 27, 3306|
|Col 359 Sector MJ-D b14-3||August 27, 3306 - September 3, 3306|
|HIP 98182||September 3, 3306 - September 10, 3306|
|Varati||September 10, 3306 - September 17, 3306||The Gnosis officially begins its permanent retirement route|
|Varati||A 6||The Gnosis's origin system, and Canonn headquarters|
|HIP 17862||6 C||Location of a Thargoid Crash Site|
|Pleiades Sector PN-T b3-0||A 6||Location of a Thargoid Barnacle cluster|
|Synuefe PR-L b40-1||A||Location of a Proto Lagrange Cloud|
|HIP 18120||2||Location of Rubeum Bioluminescent and Croceum Anemones|
|IC 2391 Sector CQ-Y c16||Location of a Guardian Beacon|
|Kappa-1 Volantis||B 7 c a||Location of various types of Brain Trees|
|Epsilon Indi||Mitterand Hollow||Location of the moon Mitterand Hollow, which has an unusually rapid orbit|
- The Gnosis has a maximum jump range of 500 ly. It jumps only on Thursdays at 07:00 hours UTC, during server downtime. Before the vessel's retirement, destinations chosen by Canonn had to be submitted in advance to Frontier Developments for approval and implementation.
- The Gnosis originally had a maximum jump range of 551 ly. The last time it jumped a distance greater than 500 ly was October 25, 2018, when it jumped from Hegeia SY-O c20-0 to Ploi Thua YD-E c26-1, a distance of 533.31 ly. Since that time, none of its jumps ever again exceeded 500 ly, and Canonn subsequently updated the rules notice on their Discord to reflect the change in jump range.
- The Gnosis was the first Megaship to be created by a Community Goal and owned by a player group.
- Players who participated in the CG to build The Gnosis received an exclusive Canonn Ship Decal. Frontier intended to add the ability to earn the decal by becoming Allied with the Canonn faction in Varati, but was unable to include this feature in 2.4. Despite Edward Lewis stating that Frontier would examine alternative methods to allow players to acquire the decal, no such methods were ever added to the game.
- Following The Gnosis's failed jump to Cone Sector FN-J b9-0, Frontier Developments Community Manager Will Flanagan explained that the system had never been intended to be accessible and leaving it and other systems in the Cone Sector without a permit lock was an oversight. When Canonn requested taking The Gnosis to Cone Sector FN-J b9-0, rather than simply denying the request and applying a permit lock, the developers decided to make it into an event involving the players and the new Hydra Variant Thargoid Interceptors; approximately 11,000 players boarded The Gnosis for the resulting "Cone Sector expedition". Flanagan went on to say that the Cone Sector and other permit-locked regions had been set aside for future content, and for that reason The Gnosis would not be able to re-attempt the jump to Cone Sector FN-J b9-0.
- YouTube: The Gnosis - Canonn Research Group's New Megaship!
- Frontier Forums: Canonn Launches Gnosis Campaign (Trade)
- YouTube: Elite Dangerous: Canonn Mega Ship - The Situation with Elite
- r/EliteDangerous: Megaship Gnosis will attempt to jump on the 2.4 release day
- r/EliteDangerous: Cannon Gnosis megaship Travel Plans!
- #IRodeTheGnosis We made it successfully to Hyades Sector AQ-Y D81 from Varati.
- Frontier Forums: ***Attention Explorers*** GNOSIS Jumps planned THROUGH a permit Lock !
- GalNet: New Thargoid Interceptor Encountered
- Canonn Research: Special Eagle Eye Report Week 26 – 01/09/3304
- Canonn Research: CFN Report – Gnosis Jump Report and Dr Arcanonn
- GalNet: Gnosis Stranded
- YouTube: Elite Dangerous Gnosis Thargoid Attack
- YouTube: Returning to the Gnosis under attack
- Canonn Research: Gnosis Jump Fails
- Canonn Research: We Still Have Gin
- Frontier Forums: CANONN Decals, post #9
- Frontier Forums: Let's talk about Gnosis and the Cone Sector