Relays are colossal Tenno architectures, which serve as hub stations where players can interact with each other, as well as do business with Syndicates and various dealers. It was added in Hotfix 15.5.3 for stress testing and as of Update 15.6 is available to all players across multiple Planets.
Accessing the Relay Edit
Relays are accessible by selecting a planet with an available relay in the Navigation Console, and then entering the relay node as one would enter a mission. During the Operation Eyes of Blight event, certain relays were destroyed by Balor Fomorians, which differed depending on the platform. Relays that have been destroyed show up in navigation as an unusable node. The following are the list of relays currently available in each version:
*See The Pyrus Project
All Relays will have a chance to be visited by Baro Ki'Teer.
Note that each instance of a relay can be occupied up to 50 players. When the status of an instance is busy, another instance will appear in case of players have fully occupied said instance to allow more other players to occupy it.
The Hangar and Main Entrance Edit
The Hangar is the area players will spawn into. It features multiple Landing Craft docking bays and a constant stream of traffic in the background. The Main Entrance connects the Hangar to the rest of the Hub with a security station with two layers of force field installed. Returning to their docked ship will allow the player to leave from there via the interaction prompt — This option becomes unavailable after leaving the relay on a mission, as the Landing Craft will not respawn in the hangar. Alternatively, pressing (PC) to open up the menu, then select "Leave Relay" to return to the Orbiter. Additionally, selecting missions in the Relay, located in the Mission Control room.
The Concourse Edit
The Concourse is the main area of the Hub, linking the Hangar to the East, North and West wings. It features a giant Rhino sculpture, similar to one found in the Temple of Honor in Dojos, as well as numerous civilians/Syndicates members interacting with each other. Certain relays will have less or even no civilians/Syndicate members standing around.
- The Void Trader is a man known as Baro Ki'Teer, who sells various unique items in exchange for Orokin Ducats and Credits. Players can earn Ducats by selling Prime parts at either Void Trader kiosks in the Concourse. The Void Trader himself only makes bi-weekly appearances on the Concourse, and will only be available to sell his services for two days at a time. Countdown timers on the kiosks are available to inform players of when the Void Trader will next appear in the Concourse.
West Wing Edit
The West Wing includes entrances to the New Loka, Perrin Sequence and Red Veil enclaves, as well as a small observation area at the south end. The south end of the wing contains a glass window view of space and kneeling pads similar to those in the clan dojos. Glitches have been known of people being able to be outside of the windows, and can run around freely. This is the same for the other east end.
New Loka Enclave Edit
- The New Loka Enclave is full of flourishing plants that have seemingly broken through the floor and the walls of the room, and a small pond where various members of New Loka are kneeling while their Leader, Amaryn, is simulating floating on the opposite end of the pond, by standing on a root. There is also a giant model of Earth hanging from the ceiling, as well as some Orokin devices, such as lamp posts and the projector on the ceiling. In the New Loka Enclave, players can hear water rushing and harmonious humming from the New Loka members.
Perrin Sequence Enclave Edit
- The Perrin Sequence Enclave follows the strict and cubic Corpus aesthetic, which is occasionally interrupted by the presence of coffee mugs and Tenno-styled banners. Perrin Sequence members are seen working on digital pads, or standing guard. One member on the left-hand side of the entrance is working with a MOA, possibly configuring it, while it bounces excitedly in place. The leader, Ergo Glast, is seen in the middle of the room, next to a large, circular monitor with several Perrin Sequence logos circling it.
Red Veil Enclave Edit
- The Red Veil Enclave is extremely ominous, featuring a burning tree in the center of the room that the player needs to walk underneath to get the Red Veil's representative at the far end of the room. It also features a live Grineer soldier strapped to a torture table in front of a container full of Infested. The Grineer soldier occasionally struggles at his bonds before receiving an electric shock, while a Red Veil operative stands over him ominously wielding a pair of Heat Daggers.
North Wing Edit
The North Wing can be entered via the West or East wings or directly from the Concourse. It has entrances to the conclave and Mission Control Room on the first floor. There are also elevators that give access to Darvo's Market and the Sanctuary on the second floor.
1st Floor Edit
Mission Control Edit
- Mission Control is a large room with a view of space, where players can access functional Navigation Consoles identical to those found in the Liset in order to access missions. Players can also change equipment load-outs using the various consoles in the room; it's not possible to customize load-outs though.
- Accessing the navigation Star Chart on a relay shows other relays in the system as locked. To travel to these a Tenno must leave the relay and access the Star Chart through the navigation function of their orbiter.
- The Conclave is a tall and long room that consists of a mountain-side stairway that leads to the top where Teshin, the Conclave Master, awaits. Along the stairway, bits of mist is visible while lamps are lit and holograms of Teshin perform short yet special Nartas.
2nd Floor Edit
- Found on the second level of the North Wing accessible by elevator, (the elevator is a blue cylindrical translucent column of light, enter and use to get to the 2nd floor. This where Darvo conducts business with players on the Relay, selling various items and equipment. He offers certain deals for weapons at discounted platinum prices up to 90% at limited stock. He currently only offers one deal at a time and Tenno can only purchase the discounted item once per player.
- Completing A Man of Few Words unlocks a weekly mission from Darvo. Players are tasked to complete a 10-minute Survival mission with Clem's assistance. 5 minutes into the mission players will be attacked either by Vem Tabook, the Lynx or the Juggernaut, depending on the faction that the players fight against. Finishing the mission will reward the player a Clem Clone blueprint.
- Main article: Sanctuary (Cephalon Simaris)
- As of Update 16.0, the Simaris' Sanctuary is located on the second floor of the North Wing, accessible by elevator. Players can interact with Simaris to gain info about bounties, to run Sanctuary Onslaught, and for The New Strange quest.
East Wing Edit
Steel Meridian Enclave Edit
- The Steel Meridian Enclave is a scrappy-looking Grineer-styled room with a huge rotary cannon hanging from the ceiling. As a handful of operatives and Ex-Grineer soldiers work on machinery, various resource caches can be seen throughout the room. In one part of the room, a Grineer goes between watering a plant and working on a control console. Cressa Tal, the Steel Meridian commander, can be seen at the corner panel, whereas Clem, when not in Darvo's room, can be seen sitting.
Cephalon Suda Enclave Edit
- The Cephalon Suda Enclave at first looks like a simple and bare room with a simplified hologram of Suda at the center. As the player approaches Suda, Suda disappears and the room will suddenly disintegrate partially into the Void, with a more accurate manifestation of Suda floating at the end of the outstretch.
Arbiters of Hexis Enclave Edit
- The Arbiters of Hexis Enclave looks like a courtroom, with five Arbiters presiding at the center of the room. Behind are Arbiters who stand next to a large drum on each side of the five. Present on the walls at the side are balconies full of Arbiters, sitting in a formal manner.
The Rebuilt RelayEdit
One of the Relays on each platform (Strata Relay on Earth for PC, XB1 and Nintendo Switch and Larunda Relay on Mercury for PS4) was originally a standard Relay that was one of several destroyed by Councilor Vay Hek's Fomorian fleet during Operation: Eyes of Blight. It would later be rebuilt during The Pyrus Project by Steel Meridian with the help of the Tenno.
As the first of the rebuilt Relays, the Rebuilt Relay features a different interior appearance from the standard relays, with the following differences:
- The interior section features a red and yellow color scheme unlike the standard white and grey.
- The Concourse has a different layout, with a burning Ember statue instead of a Rhino statue, and with various flaming decorations throughout.
- While the arrangement of the Syndicate rooms are similar to the standard arrangement, the set of three rooms are located in their own separate straight corridors flanking the Concourse instead of being part of the same semi-circular corridor.
- The elevator room is now the first room players encounter upon entering the interior, with the Concourse being the room behind it.
- The second level is located below instead of above, and contains Darvo's Market, the Conclave, the Sanctuary, and Mission Control.
In addition to the Rebuilt Relay, another relay not destroyed during Operation: Eyes of Blight (Larunda Relay for PC and Switch, Vesper Relay on Venus for XB1, Kronia on Saturn for PS4) has been updated to the new layout, featuring the same map and room arrangement, with only aesthetic differences.
- The interior sections feature blue walls, though retain the yellow banners of the Rebuilt Relay
- The Concourse features a Hydroid statue, as well as a centrally placed Fountain, rather than a bonfire.
- The decorative vegetation is more vividly green, appearing more lively with no signs of burning foliage.
- The Updated Relay is less heavily populated than the Rebuilt Relay, featuring less active NPCs and little to no ambient conversation.
- Each relay has its own dedicated music zones where Octavia can play her Mandachord tunes. They are marked by a purple aura that resembles Mandachord notes. To play music as Octavia, hold the Gear key to access the gear menu and perform a dancing Emote.
- The names of the relays actually have connections to their planets in real life or mythology;
- Larunda was a water spirit who fell in love with the Roman god Mercury. Her tongue was cut out after she revealed one of Jupiter's affairs to his wife Juno.
- Vesper is the Roman equivalent of Hesperus, which is Ancient Greek for the planet Venus.
- Strata is the plural form of Stratum, which refers to layers of rock or soil with characteristics that distinguish them from other layers. They are common throughout Earth due to the dynamic landscape.
- Kronia was an Athenian festival held in honor of the titan Cronus, whose Roman equivalent was Saturn.
- Orcus is the name of a dwarf planet orbiting near Pluto. It is named after a god of the underworld, who was the punisher of broken oaths in Italic and Roman mythology.
- Kuiper is most likely is a reference to the Kuiper Airborne Observatory, a heavily modified jet transport that was used for astronomy. Among other things, it confirmed that Europa's crust is made of water and ice.
- Alternatively, Kuiper could be a reference to the Kuiper belt, a region of space beyond the planets which is mostly composed of small rocky body and dwarf planets like Sedna and Eris.
- Leonov may be a layered reference to the Russian-based Phobos program, which was to study both Phobos and Deimos through the use of unmanned probes.
- The various billboards around the Relays display a number of sentences written in Orokin Language, some examples being:
- "A Tenno is the sworn protector of the Origin system"
- "The Lotus is our friend, leader and guide"
- "Energy of the Void is the lifeblood of the Tenno"
- "A Tenno is both Shadow and Light"
- Waypoints can be placed within the Relay. However other players will not see them.
- There is a way to get on top of the concourse of the relay with parkour. See this video.
- The writing circling the concourse reads "INFORMATION".
- Relays have a max player capacity of 50.
- It is possible to glitch into areas of the relay normally not accessible by continuously bullet jumping upwards on the ledges that hold the entrance into the relay from the hangar until an invisible wall is broken, allowing the player on top of the main entrance. Once through, the player can run into the main wall where they will then fall until they hit a floor outside of the relay. The player can freely explore the outside after this, however, not every object or floor piece has collision and falling completely out of the map will place them back in the hangar.
- Another bug can occur where players can enter the bottom pit in the Concourse by accessing their arsenal mid air as they fall into the pit. Exiting the arsenal will not throw the player out of the pit.
- NPCs in the Concourse of Kronia and Orcus relays are missing.
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