(UUNN HQ) A new “FluxBuster” patch has been unveiled to recognize pilot participation in significant efforts to destroy Conflux Hives, clear Conflux Swarms and drive off Conflux Sentients. The patch can be awarded multiple times and pilots are encouraged to display them proudly on their flight-suits.
The first pilots to receive the patch are Aeghwhyn, Alafan, Don_Brasco, StopSign and Tallo — who combined to clear eight infestations scattered throughout Solrain space and disrupting trade.
(UUNN HQ) While Solrain pilots sat dormant, the Conflux launched the largest infestation event on record — with eight gates infested. The STCC has put out an urgent plea for pilots to launch and open up the trade lanes. No Conflux Sentient activity has been reported, but pilots are urged to be on the lookout for attacks.
Today is also known as “Hellion Day” — the day when the first Sorian explorers landed on the newly-terraformed planet.
TRI-Corporation has released the results of its audit of all activity on Corridor Station on 119.10.5:
TRI Corporation’s Security (TRI-SEC) and Station Ops (TRI-SSM) divisions completed their investigations into the RF Transceiver production issue. We have determined that the Faction Mission did, indeed, result in the delivery of the commodities required to produce RFTs. We have also determined that RFT manufacturing did take place. The reason why the Faction Mission did not appear to successfully result in RFT manufacture is that the items manufactured appeared to be immediately purchased, and therefore did not appear on Market Tracking systems.
The remaining question revolves around the purchaser. Systems show the purchasing ship as an Octavius tow with the transponder XTR-v1059. That transponder was registered to a ship destroyed in one of the very early conflux attack in 100.6 AT.
We are continuing our investigation, focusing on possible system-tampering, and remain confident that we will identify the true purchaser.
by Ares Kiden
(Corridor Station) Questions are being asked after the Fa’hil Memta called for a mission to haul RF Transceiver supplies to Corridor Station — primarily because the mission doesn’t seem to have worked.
“The mission was completed in a day,” said Station Governor Sathama Randi, looking like he has not gotten much sleep “But somewhere between the hangar floor and the RFT manufacturing unit, things just . . . disappeared!”
According to Gov. Randi, the mission called for pilots to haul-in 600 units of Electronics; 500 units of Germanium; 600 units of Magnetics; 600 units of Silver; and 1,200 units of Water.
Station Ops personnel continue to search for the missing commodities and TRI-SEC has initiated an audit of arrival and departure logs.
(UUNN HQ) At a recent trade conference, Sagrith Hubri was overheard saying that he was concerned that the long-standing infestation may be inflicting permanent damage to the gate from Pulsar sector to Pulsar Gate sector. Hubri is the Director of Sector Assets for TRI Industrial & Business Services (TRI-IND), which is responsible for maintenance of gates, beacons, subspace transceivers and other non-station infrastructure.
TRI Corporation has not responded to our requests for a comment.
by Ares Kiden
(Octavius Core) Multiple explosions reverberated across Octavius Core Sector today at approximately 21:15 UTC. According to the Office of Oct Core Governor Hasdrubar Carto, there were no fatalities or injuries as the facility was not functional and has been awaiting needed service for almost a year.
“I wouldn’t be so sure no one was killed,” said station maintenance worker Danu Seneca. “That recycler has been infested with squatters, smugglers and who knows what else — for years. Best to blow it up completely, if you ask me.”
The Governor’s Office said it does not know what the next steps will be for the facility.
(UUNN HQ) Lexxor Intelligence (TRISE: LEXI) announced today that it has recalled most of its Jammer ECM inventory due to a serious flaw that can result in the unit exploding when bombarded with certain EM frequencies.
The Jammer was Lexxor’s response to the Plasma Wave Defense system (PWD100). Although the Jammer was lighter and allegedly easier to use, it was never broadly adopted by pilots. Some have suggested that the recall is simply a marketing ploy to create interest and boost prices.