: Hey, long time reader first-time poster. I was curious, has a dev confirmed
: that the now-famous hidden map text "Jjaro were at tau ceti" is
: canon? I know GK has said that there are numerous ideas and themes that
: were never written down but instead talked about frequently during
: development and he has forgotten some of those now, as well as saying
: there was a desire to keep things mysterious and sometimes vague. I ask
: because of the interesting story/lore implications of that.
: Why were they there?
: Did they anticipate that encounter would happen?
: Why didn't they intervein?
: Were they there to watch the SO and/or Durandal?
Like Raven, I can't give any canonical answer, but my headcanon (that I once planned to put into fan fiction in a prequel to Eternal set in various alternate timelines on the Tau Ceti colony) is that the Jjaro were at Tau Ceti a long, long time ago, just because they were around all over the place a long time ago, and all that was left of them by the time of the first game was buried ruins. (Recovering technology from those ruins was the master plan that Strauss was pursuing until Durandal ruined it by calling the Pfhor).