The EVE Lore Panel


Over the last year the backstory, and universe of EVE has gone from being largely ignorable background, to an active, engageable part of EVE Online. Hydrostatic podcast has produced a series of “lore panels” where we bring together some of the best and brightest from EVE lore community to break down current events, and backstory. With over 16 hours of explanation, prediction, and outright tinfoil later, we have come a long way both in our understanding of the lore, and as a team.

With the coming of ascension, and the Drifter-based New Player Experience, we felt it was important to make a “starting over” episode to catch up new and old alike on the main characters, and events in our unfolding space opera.  

We hope and plan to make more of these, as well as further lore updates to keep you informed and educated. We wouldn’t want some week old Alpha schooling you on the Drifter threat, do we?

Without further ado: The EVE Lore Panel:

Panel Members:

Ashterothi – @ashterothi
Alizabeth – @AlizabethVea
Mark 726 – @webspaceships 
Morwen Lagann – @morwenlagann
Uriel Anteovnuecci – @anteovnuecci


* Empress Catiz I
* Jove
* Drifters
* Hilen Tukoss
* Matshi Raish
* Upwell (Yari)/Serpentis

Other Races

* Minmatar (Sanmatar Maleatu Shakor)
* Gallente (President Roden)
* Caldari (Chief Executive Panel – CEOs of the Big 8?)
* The late Jamyl Sarum
* Blood Raiders

Emergent Threats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqEn4…
Hilen Tukoss Broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i12yk…
Empress Jamyl’s Coronation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCvdQ…

Fore more on the lore, read the 101 lore primer.

Tags: Ashterothi, lore, Lore Panel

About the author


Ashterothi has spent the last five years learning and teaching EVE Online. He is a host on the highly successful High Drag and Hydrostatic Podcast.

  • Smokey

    Maybe I’m just blind, but there doesn’t seem to be a download mp3 link.

    • Niden

      There isn’t one. Ash only made it in video format. I’ll see if we can sort something out next time.

      • Smokey

        I’m converting it in mp3 format myself. In the future if there’s a link to any form of mp3 it would be amazing for us who listen on the road.

  • Apothne

    Great show dude

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  • Mr monro

    Awesome show! Shed light on a lot of thing I had no clue about. Keep the good work.

    I, however, have another question I would like to find an answer to. Wormholes supposedly act like a door way from one point in space to another, and in many cases that is indeed true, you scan down a wormhole that leads directly from lowsec to nullsec, from north to south of the map and so on and so forth. But, also you can scan down wormholes that lead in to “unknown space” with its own star and planet system, moons and asteroid belts, stuff that closely resembles a start system and often referred to as W-space. Why is that? If it’s a door way, why we end up in what seems to be just another star system? Could it be they are in fact star systems that are not connected to the stargate network as you mentioned in your video? Or is there some other explanation as to why that is? I’m relatively new to eve, so not everything makes sense to me yet, but would like to piece it all together 🙂

    • Wormholes are random access “rifts” to other systems. K-Space stands for Known space, settled and accessible through stargates, while W-space systems are uncharted and only available through these random rifts.