That big ship that you see in the main menu? That you are on?
Yes, they really built the Morning Star as a full ship with interiors and exteriors. You are inside that very ship whenever you spend time in Morning Star. And everything that is a part of it is inside it. Some Dark Souls level connectivity here. Pretty cool really:
If you look closely at the picture, there is three Hives.
Tertium with it’s two giant towers, another Hive that is quite far away but clearly connected by some road or tube system of sorts and then far below the two there is what seems to be an even smaller Hive.
The way it looks to me, this makes it three Hives unless you’re implying the two Hive Cities up top are just one, namely Tertium.
To me it looks like Tertium is just inverted on the green holographic map projection.
So in your opinion this is all just Tertium?
Is there anything in the lore or writing to back this up?
I just assumed it’s three different Hive Cities, because they are so far apart from each other. After all, you have to put this distance to scale. From the big twin spires in the middle to the spire out far west you’d have a really long track through wasteland ahead of you. The one you marked purple just straight up looks disconnected from the rest.
All the ductwork is for collecting dust from the air for the Moebian iron since the actual mineral veins of the planet are all depleted. This is why it bothers me when some of the ducts just terminate at a thin wall instead of carrying through to an offscreen point. Bud we need all the iron we can get.