Reference:DRC research notebooks/The Great Zero

The Great Zero
DRC notebook the great zero.jpeg
Location Great Zero antechamber
Author Simpson

Uru Live version[edit]

Welcome to the Great Zero!

You’ll notice a number of different areas to the Great Zero Structure as well as a number of various machines. We apologize for the great detail but the structure and related mechanisms and systems are somewhat complicated.

Antechamber - You are currently standing in the Great Zero Antechamber. Though you can see the Great Zero machinery through the small window, access to the Great Zero Courtyard is not available directly from the antechamber. In order to access the plaza, you will need to upload fifteen Great Zero Markers (GZM’s) into the Great Zero system and link into the plaza via your nexus.

Great Zero Marker (GZM) Uploads - Great Zero Markers, found in numerous locations throughout the cavern, are fairly easy to find and, by following a few easy steps, simple to upload into the system.

1. Make sure your have a KI of version 2.0 or higher. If you have not been to Gahreesen and retrieved a KI from the dispenser in the Well (see directions in your local neighbourhood) you will need to do that first.

2. Once you have a KI version 2.0 or higher you still need to upgrade your KI to retrieve marker coordinates. That can be done easily by placing your KI into the upload machine in this room. The first time a KI is inserted, the system will enable your KI to retrieve markers. If you see 15 faint coloured lights on your KI then you have properly enable your KI to retrieve makers.

3. Find GZM’s. They are located throughout the cavern in a variety of locations. (Please note that markers can be in a large variety of places, not just the more common paths.) However, be aware that these markers will not be visible unless they sense an upgraded KI within twenty-five feet.

4. Once you have found a GZM, you will need to press the “register button” located on your KI. You will know the GZM has been registered if one of the faint lights turns solid.

5. Once you have found 15 GZM’s (and have 15 solid lights on your KI) you will need to return here, to the antechamber, and upload your GZM’s into the system. You can use the same machine you used to initiate your KI to do that.


Great Zero Courtyard - 1. Once you have uploaded 15 GZM’s, you will find a new link in your Nexus. That link will take you to the Great Zero courtyard, the central location of the Great Zero neutrino dispenser.

2. You will see another upload machine inside of the courtyard as well as a couple of doors toward the back of the room.


Great Zero Calibration Center Access - 1. The calibration center located beyond the courtyard cannot be accessed unless a KI has registered at least thirty GZM’s (15 more then are needed to access the courtyard). Registering is done the same way as listed above; you’ll have 15 new faint lights. As GZM’s are found, they will turn solid again.

2. Once 15 more (30 total) GZM’s have been uploaded (in either the courtyard or the antechamber) the doors leading to the calibration center will automatically open for you from that point forward.


Great Zero Calibration Center - 1. Most important to the calibration center are the four Great Zero Maintenance Units (GZMU) toward the back as well as the Calibration Imager (CI).

2. Once you have uploaded thirty GZ Markers in uploaded machines in either the antechamber or courtyard, you will be allowed access to the machines and the ability to find a new type of marker known as a Calibration Great Zero Marker (CGZM).


Calibration Great Zero Markers (CGZM's) - 1. CGZM’s function in a similar fashion as GZM’s with two main differences: first, CGZM’s are always visible once they have been assigned to an individual. In other words, unlike GZM’s that only appear when a KI is detected within twenty-five feet, CGZM’s are only visible to those who have been assigned them. Secondly CGZM’s are not activated by the “activate” button on your KI but instead by passing through them with your body.

2. To be assigned a CGZM mission, you will need to find a GZMU and choose one of the missions from the 14 available. The number of CGZM’s and locations of those markers vary with each mission. All missions are timed. Timing begins when the first marker has been registered. A mission can be repeated in order to try and successfully complete the mission in shorter times.

3. Please note that a mission is only assigned to one person at a time. Similar to the way the GZM’s interacted with your KI, you will see a number of lights (corresponding to the CGZM’s in the mission) on the side of your KI. Once all of the markers have been found (by walking through them), the markers need to be uploaded via the GZMU in the Great Zero Calibration Center.

4. It’s also important to note that times seen in the GZMU are your shortest times and not other visitors. The fastest times, globally are displayed in your KI Inbox and updated dynamically.

5. If two people wish to be assigned the same mission, both of you will need to choose the same mission in order to see the same markers. Please note that both of you will need to register markers on your own individual KI’s in order to properly finish the mission. You cannot share a mission.

While we at the DRC hope that the missions help you have a better understanding of the city and cavern areas, we also hope you realise how vital your success is to help calibrate our Great Zero. We appreciate your support greatly.

Calibration Image (CI) - 1. As a symbol of how calibrations are coming the Calibration Imager (CI) will be displaying various images in a variety of states. Depending on how complete a certain stage of calibration is, the image will be easier or more difficult to make out.

2. Victor Laxman will predetermine these dynamic “progress reports” images.

Again, thank you for visiting the Great Zero and we appreciate your patience and support.

Uru: Complete Chronicles version[edit]

Welcome to the Great Zero!

You'll notice a number of differenet areas to the Great Zero structure as well as a number of various machines. We apologize for the great detail, but the structure and related mechanisms and systems are somewhat complicated.

Antechamber - You are currently standing in the Great Zero Antechamber. Though you can see the Great Zero machinery through the small window, access to the Great Zero Courtyard is not available directly from the antechamber. In order to access the plaza, you will need to upload five Great Zero Markers (GZMs) into the Great Zero system and link into the plaza via your nexus.

Great Zero Marker (GZM) Uploads - Great Zero Markers, found in numerous locations throughout the cavern, are fairly easy to find and, by following a few easy steps, simple to upload into the system.

1. Once you have a KI version 2.0 or higher (which you have if you've linked here by way of the Nexus), you still need to upgrade your KI to retrieve marker coordinates. That can be done easily by placing you KI into the upload machine in this room. The first time a KI is inserted, the system will enable your KI to retrieve markers. If you see 5 faint colored lights on your KI, then you have properly enabled your KI to retrieve markers. 2. Find GZMs. They are located throughout the cavern in a variety of locations. (Please note that markers can be in a large variety of places, not just the more common paths.) However, be aware that these markers will not be visible unless they sense an upgraded KI within twenty-five feet. 3. Before the point they are visible to the naked eye (as long as there is an unobstructed view), the small light on your KI will also begin to flash as an indicator. Once you see the GZM, you will need to touch it. You will know the GZM has been registered if one of the faint lights turns solid. 4. Once you have found 5 GZMs (and have 5 solid lights on your KI) you will need to return here, to the antechamber, and upload your GZMs into the system. you can use the same machine you used to initiate you KI to do that.

Great Zero Courtyard -

1. Once you have uploaded 5 GZMs, you will find a new link in your Nexus. That link will take you to the Great Zero courtyard, the central location of the Great Zero neutrino dispenser. 2. You will see another upload machine inside of the courtyard as well as a couple of doors toward the back of the room.

Great Zero Calibration Center Access -

1. The calibration center located beyond the courtyard cannot be accessed unless a KI has registered more GZMs (more than the 5 that are needed to access the courtyard). Registering is done the same way as listed above; you'll have a new set of faint lights. As GZMs are found they will turn solid again. 2. Once the second set of GZMs have been uploaded (in either the courtyard or the antechamber) the doors leading to the calibration center will automatically open for you from that point forward.

Great Zero Calibration Center -

1. Most important to the calibration center are the four Great Zero Maintenance Units (GZMU) toward the back as well as the Calibration Imager (CI) 2. Once you have uploaded 20 GZ Markers in upload machines in either the antechamber or the courtyard, you will be allowed access to the machines and the ability to find a new type of marker known as a Calibration Great Zero Marker (CGZM).

Calibration Great Zero Markers (CGZM's) -

1. Once you have reached the Great Zero Calibration Center, your KI only needs to finish the calibration process by synchronizing calibrations with the Great Zero itself. 2. There are four machines that enable you to carry out the final task. 3. You will need to receive a coordinate from one of the three machines (the fourth is not yet available) and find the single marker at that coordinate. Similar to the early markers, it will only become visible when you have entered a certain radius, and you will have to touch it. After you have found the first one you will need to return to the Calibration Center and insert your KI into one of the machines. At that time you will be able to read one of the three coordinates on your KI. 4. After the second, you will be able to read two. 5. After the third, you will be able to read three. 6. At that point, the fourth will become available. 7. After you have found the fourth marker, your KI will be calibrated. 8. If the Great Zero has not been turned on, it will also be turned on. (Is that true, Laxman? We obviously haven't tested this.) 9. And you're finished, Congratulations.

We at the DRC hope that this document has provided you a better understanding of the KI and Great Zero functionality. We also hope you realize how vital your success is to help calibrate our Great Zero. We appreciate your support greatly. (Is this too mushy? Might be a little over-the-top.)

Again, thank you for visiting the Great Zero and we appreciate your patience and support.