Mysteries left by Star Control II

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This is a list of mysteries that are still open at the end of Star Control II.

Why did the Melnorme's bridge turn purple?

The Melnorme offer to tell you this piece of information for 120,000 credits (on the PC version) or 12,000,000 credits (on the 3DO version and UQM), but it is impossible to gather this many credits.

From the #StarControl Efnet IRC chat of 1998-10-18 (Fwiffo is both Paul and Fred here):

"<Fwiffo> I promise here and now, that in our next SC project, we'll answer that Purple Bridge question to your ultimate satisfaction."

What happened to the Androsynth? Are any still alive?

From a fan email with Fred Ford:

> Were ALL the Androsynth destroyed when the Orz came?
Perceptive lad. This was a leading plot candidate for our theoretical sequel.

Are there still Taalo alive?

From the #StarControl Efnet IRC chat of 1998-10-18 (Fwiffo is both Paul and Fred here):

<_Stilgar> <che`z`puf> Are the Taalo really dead, and when the Pkunk spoke of rocks that were awakened, did they mean the Taaolo?
<Fwiffo> The Taalo LIVE!

What are the Arilou's motives for messing with humans?

Did the Arilou interfere in the development of other races besides the Humans?

Commander Hayes mentions that the Arilou intimated that they "had some fun" with "an alien race in Draconis" (the Thraddash).

Were the Humans and the Syreen the same species initially?

Were the Syreen some sort of control group for the experiments with the human race?

Who are They/Them?

Who or what are the Nnngn that the Arilou are chasing?

What is the history of the Arilou with the Orz?

Do the Orz have a special purpose for the Humans, as the Arilou have?

From the #StarControl Efnet IRC chat of 1998-10-18 (Fwiffo is both Paul and Fred here):

<Mephisto_> Fwiffo: What exactly did the Arilou *quickbabies* do to piss off the Orz so much?
<Fwiffo> The Arilou always *jumped in front*, which was both a physical taunt as well as a political one. They got to the humans first.

Where did the Orz come from?

They name their dimension "*below*", so it apparently has a lower reality phase than HyperSpace and TrueSpace, but how exactly is it like and why did the Orz leave it?

What happened to the Precursors?

From the Slylandro:

Joyous Lifting, who has a better memory than I recalls that the Shaggy Ones were described as being... worried.
They were always hurrying from place to place, seeking knowledge as though they were in a desperate search for some important secret some answer to a question that they never shared with us.
Sullen Plummet remembers that the last time the Shaggy Ones visited our world they came aboard a great circular starship, one even larger than your own.
They had discovered their Answer and were leaving to go somewhere and they didn't tell us exactly where 'somewhere' was.

From the #StarControl Efnet IRC chat of 1998-10-18 (Fwiffo is both Paul and Fred here):

<Fwiffo> In our rambling thoughts about SC3 we did seriously consider having the Orz assume a much larger and more ominous role, opposed to the return of the Precursors.

What is the purpose of the Rainbow Worlds?

From the Slylandro:

We were told the planets were... again this is confusing... organized (?) in some pattern which in some way alluded to the Shaggy Ones' ultimate fate.

What happened to the neo-Dnyarri?

How were the alien societies affected by the fall of the Ur-Quan?

The Battle Thralls

The Fallow Slaves

Other races

Are there Spathi still out there not under the Spathiwa slave shield?

Does the Black Spathi Squadron really exist?

Does the Spathi's Ultimate Evil really exist?

From the #StarControl Efnet IRC chat of 1998-10-18 (Fwiffo is both Paul and Fred here):

<_Stilgar> <Spyhunter> Fwiffo: "How does an "Ultimate Evil" -race in an SC2 -style game behave when meeting the player?"
<Fwiffo> You mean the big carnivorous teddy bears on Spathiwa?
<Xxyl> I believe those were those "Evil Ones"
<_Stilgar> <Spyhunter> Fwiffo: "No, I mean the main enemy in the game. ;)"
<Fwiffo> Oh yeah. Well, I rarely paint someone as absolutely "evil" -- it's all a matter of perspective. What is interesting is why people (aliens) do things that seem evil to you or me, and what prevents us from doing the same.

The fact that Paul/Fred didn't recall the Ultimate Evil suggests that this is not an important plot point, but merely a product of the Spathi's paranoia. Fwiffo's description "[...] it lurks just outside the range of even the most sensitive, long-range detectors [...]" supports this idea.

Are there any Ilwrath and/or Thraddash left after their war?

Is the Ultron still in working order?

Are the events in the outtakes with respect to the Ultron to be taken seriously?

Where are the new Shofixti settling?

What happened to the Tobermoon and its crew in the Vela Oort Cloud?

The Star Control II manual states that The Captain finds the drifting, battle-damaged ship, "Strangely, there were no bodies at all on board." Who attacked it, and why take the bodies but leave the ship?

Why did a Slylandro Probe only disable the Tobermoon?

Who created the Mother Ark that built the Mmrnmhrm and with what purpose?

Who are the Keel-Verezy?

What does the face of an Utwig look like?

How did The Captain find the Mark II?

How did he use it?

How will the Ultron change the Druuge?

How did it change the Supox?

How can slave shields be shut down?

Can they decay, as it may have happened with the Faz's planet?
How did the Chmmr shut down the slave shield from withing?

Note that one method of cracking slave shields is known: in the ending video of the 3DO version of Star Control II, the Chmmr insert a network of satellites in Earth's slave shield, the resulting disruptions causing its collapse.

How does the MetaChron work?

How did the Pkunk and the Yehat get separated?

Why didn't the Mycon Sphere of Influence expand more during the years?

Their primary goal is expansion; why, then, do they progress so slowly?

What does the rest of the galaxy look like?

How can ships reach half the speed of light in TrueSpace without side effects?