Lave Radio Episode 452 “Raxxla Was Here” – 08/08/2023

SRV Banksy Alec Turner Alec Turner 
Staff Liaison OfficerClare GoodPsykit
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. They are investigating an issue with the Fleet Carrier jump times. They appear to be improving as the investigation continues.
  2. Commanders appear to be having trouble getting the sirius permit at the moment, if this is affecting your Engineering elevation please log your experiences with the issue tracker Here.
  3. Apart from that, pretty clean release, no new major bugs.
  4. Do we want to discuss the Account hijacking that seems to be reported by some twitch users? (issue tracker link)
  5. Also, hackers spawning Thargoids inside Jameson Memorial

Community news – what is the community up to??

  1. Loot and Grind – “This Is Why People Still Play This Game” (video)
  2. Ascorbius – “Elite Dangerous: The Aftermath – Salvation and Consequences [1/3]” (video)
  3. List of Thargoid Barnacle Matrix locations .
  4. Cmdr Mechan has done an in depth Analysis of the Scythe :- Know your enemy! (We can talk Scythe stuff there)
  5. Has the Glaive been “Adjusted” – Daniel Cloubuster reports that he was able to outrun glaives in his 580 m/s clipper. We’d like to ask commanders to verify if this has taken place or if he’s just lucky!
  6. Cmdr Dylnn thinks they have found a clue to Raxxla, you never know but they outline their theories Here!
  7. Beetlejude has released a lovely painting of Rheeney’s (From the Burr pit) Cobra:- 
  1. LCU’s “Winking Cat Card Game” (which will be at ECM)
  2. Super Chicken’s “Wings of our Life” stream marathon is as of recording still set to start this Friday.

If you have a community event taking place soon and would like for us to shout about it across the airwaves tweet the crew @laveradio or email

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In-Game Events – what’s happened this week?


Store Alert

  1. New Survey Ship Kits and paintjobs for Cobra Mk III, Diamondback Explorer, Asp Explorer, Python, Imperial Cutter, Federal Corvette & Anaconda



Main discussion

  1. We can now spoil the Dedicant.
  2. Scythe we discussed earlier?
  3. Michael Brookes legacy tour!
  4. The Thargoid Barnacle Matrix (Coral trees and sap balls, Barnacle Matrix growths, Toughened Spear Roots) – Ricardos Gaming has a decent “Thargoid Barnacle Matrix Discoveries” video breaking down what we know about these sites.

Any other business

  1. ECM – If anyone wants to book a game of Elite Miniatures, there’s a google form for that at
  2. Psykit’s D&D show episode three this sunday.


  1. What Rare Commodity would you add to Elite if you could?
    1. Freya Crescent
      Lances! Beautiful, powerful, dragon killing lances. I used to be a Dragoon Knight back on Terra, I miss fighting with a lance. I can still jump in the air and rain hell on an enemy from above though.
    2. Ben Moss-Woodward
      I would create the Hairy Haggis Pelt. It comes in White, Brown and Dark Grey and has one leg longer than the other allow it to run with ease around it’s native hilly habitat. The pelts are an excellent insulator but so coarse that a human touching them cause  a fatal skin rash.
    3. Clara Bloodwin
      The secret ingredient used in guardian alloys that was never identified. The very reason we cannot reverse engineer guardian armor, or most guardian technology. It was the corner stone of their tech.❤️❤️❤️
    4. Cylus Resi
      Are Tribbles a thing currently? If they are then maybe copies of a guide to galactic hitchhiking, but you can only get them from Ursa Minor and never gain value.
    5. JimJ_candid
      Ship Interiors, that only work at Hutton Orbital.
    6. Rekall Inc.
      A Towel.
    7. The Hosemen
      Naranggan Hose Cheese 🧀 🤤
      We’re all cheese obsessed and there’s not nearly enough cheese in this game.
      Honorable mention goes to @CanonnResearch Avian Cheese of course. #ForTheCheese
    8. Digital-Druid
      Anaconda toy, price. 1 credit. Location Hutton Orbital…..
    9. HappyMoonMonkey
      Tangentially: on foot Odyssey we should be able to interact with some of these rares. Drink the Harma Rum out of a Hutton Mug. Collect and use the Gilya Signature Weapons or the Kamorin Historic Weapons… 
    10. jnTracks
      Motrtee Stete. A beverage-like product available from Loose Screws faction. According to the manufacturer: “Motrtee Stete can be used like you would use coffee. (At your own risk)” Every one who uses Motrtee Stete understands what’s special about it, but it’s difficult to explain to anyone who hasn’t tried it yet.
    11. MartGamer01
      Mu Gong Mental Sauce. An exquisite acompanyment to Krait fried Chicken Wings! The legendary taste is said to be to die for! Sadly, certain retro allergens in the secret ingredients mean HyperDeath™ is on the table. With no way to know if you are allergic until you try it, will you risk it for the biscuit?
    12. Chebs Will
      The Welly Pencils, these use a special lead extracted from the bingal tree of feelings. It writes in various colours depending on the emotions of the author. Red for angry, black for sad, blue for not bothered. It comes with a warning that if you need a wee you may get ‘other’ colours
      The dingalli criticising burgers. As a spin off from ‘rate my plate’ the criticising burgers will rate the person that eats them, down to the last mouthful. It is reccomended not to have these at the end of a bender of lavian brandy because the review on exit can be upsetting….
      Lunar x-ray glasses
      availablility, Galileo, the moon
      Contrary to what you may think these glasses do not give you superhuman powers but are a legacy from early lunar colonisation. There was a fear that exposure to too many x-rays would make you blind even more than teenagers private hobbies. The smallville glasses company patented a sapphire glass that is totally opaque to x-rays. The fashion was at it’s peak in the 2380s along with a resurgence of attaching bottletops to trainers, but now this outdated fashion accesory is only available in limited numbers. If you can find a vintage pair with a bakalite frame you could buy your very own sidewinder with it’s value! Most modern pairs only have cheap imitation plastic frames though.
      It’s important to note that will has been pretty prolific with these answers and you can find even more than this in the discord.


  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at  or, for just the audio, at
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “”.
  3. We’re also giving a shout outs to the following Elite Dangerous podcasts which have appeared over the last year or are standard regular contributors;-
    1. The Guard Frequency (who do other space games )
    2. Loose Screws
  4. Following this we have the latest Galnet News Digest as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon and Cmdr BeetleJude.
  5. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders
  6. Special Thanks to Cmdr ToCoSo, Jn Tracks and Allen Stroud who created the music used on the Show.

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