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The Construction Yard is an island on Giant's Deep where the Orbital Probe Cannon was constructed and then lifted into orbit.



The Construction Yard is a massive Nomai structure consisting of multiple connected ringed walkways, equipped with gravity panels, which can be walked on to traverse the island's numerous stations. The outskirts of the island contains a gravity pad for parking the ship easily and cyclone shelters for when the island is thrown into orbit by a cyclone.

The Nomai writing scattered throughout details the history of the Orbital Probe Cannon's construction, building parts, and using the planet's natural cyclones to send them into orbit. Notably, the Nomai Daz had lowered the energy recommendation for the cannon knowing fellow Nomai Mallow will raise the setting either way.

At some point during construction, one of the cannon components was lost under the planet's current, something originally not thought possible. To investigate, the Nomai researched the phenomenon on the Southern Observatory on Brittle Hollow. The Cannon itself was ordered not to launch while the Nomai were alive, due to the failure of the Sun Station, and was put on indefinite hiatus.

Texts and Recordings[]


  • This island is where the Nomai built the Orbital Probe Cannon.
  • For some reason, the Nomai put the Orbital Probe Cannon on indefinite hiatus. The cannon was not asked to fire.
  • According to a Nomai computer, a long-range probe was recently launched from the Orbital Probe Cannon.