(UUNN HQ) As part of Festival! 118, The Sarath V Memorial Library will once again offer the Holiday Haiku contest where every entrant is a winner and every one gets a prize.
“You write a Haiku about your favorite published story in the library. . . you submit it . . . you win,” said Head Librarian H.E. Jenkins.
Although there are technical variations of what constitutes Haiku, the Library is going with the simple version: three lines with five, seven and five syllables respectively. A title for your haiku is optional. Each entrant will receive 500,000 credits and a Captain’s Commendation badge.
Submissions for all contests must be received by midnight (UTC) 118.11.24 to be considered for an award. They should be sent to email@example.com.
Vol II, No. 10 – by Ares Kiden
Hives Busted. Roids Cooling
It all started on 7.20 when pilots reported that asteroids were not cooling after being mined. It ended on 10.26 when the final hives were destroyed and ‘roids began cooling again. In the interim there were five Faction Missions, that started on 7.20, 8.10, 8.22 and 9.23. These included missions to re-program Quantar beacons, Hyperial data collection, a series of Octavius anomaly scans, Solrain commodity stockpiling and Amananth beacon monitoring.
And while all of this was going on, there was a brief period of rapid infestations activity, with some of the infestations seeming absolutely impregnable.
On 9.9 — after the fourth Faction Missions — TRI Corporation’s Research Division called on pilots to tune ALL beacons to one color (ended up being green).
And once all that was done, there was a call to destroy all Conflux Hives in five targeted sectors. I’m not going to repeat what has already been reported on this, but kudos to the pilots who didn’t just walk away frustrated and complaining — who brought this drama to an end on 10.26. Your rewards were well-deserved.
***** BUT ***** Continue reading
Voting has opened today for the 118 Pilots’ Choice Awards. Medals for Combat, Mining, Conflux Hunting, Economy Support and Leadership will be awarded to pilots receiving the most votes — though there is a seven-vote minimum to qualify for an award. A Pilots’ Choice Award can be given to ANY registered pilot and any pilot can vote — but just once.
ALL PILOTS are encouraged to participate by voting HERE
Any awards will be presented to pilots during this year’s Festival! celebration which will run from 118.11.22 through 118.11.25.
(UUNN HQ) TRI Corporation announced today that on behalf of Octavius, Quantar and Solrain, it has presented special awards to the pilots participating in the recent “Hivebuster Mission.”
Pilots Clanlord, Darkness, Gen.Tra, Morris and Tui were awarded a special Hivebuster Campaign Ribbon. The ribbon, designed specifically for this mission, is unique to this campaign and will never be awarded again. In addition, each of these five pilots has received a special award of three AB4s (deposited in their Depot storage) to recognize their willingness to continue pursuing this mission in the face of some daunting odds.
Clanlord, Gen.Tra and Morris were also awarded Defender of the Barrier medals for their significant roles in bringing about the final destruction of the targeted hives.
by Yaz Shanndar
(Quantar Core Station) Quantar celebrated the 100th birthday of Yasar El-Baz, the last remaining Quantar member of the Thrice Seven.
A small group gathered for a welcome speech by Third Tahir Dr. Silar Tashawar, which highlighted the amazing number of seminal evebnts that have happened during Yasar’s 100-year lifetime. The Tahir also took the opportunity to recognize Yasar’s years of service with two awards: Quantar’s Flame and The Spade of Karadron.
by Thane Carios
(UUNN HQ) It’s finally done. Thanks primarily to Clanlord, Gen.Tra and Morris, the targeted hives in sectors First Sight, C-3309, C-1101, C-1102,and C-2199 were destroyed and most of them have not re-spawned. And as predicted, asteroids that were staying in a high-entropy (heated) state after mining have finally begun to cool.
“Unfortunately, we still don’t know exactly what was causing the problem with mined asteroids not-cooling,” said Carlo Adiar, TRI Corp’s Assistant Director for Conflux Studies. “Nor do we know which hive(s) and sector(s) were the source. But we just didn’t have the luxury of taking the time to narrow it down one-by-one.” Continue reading
(UUNN HQ) It appears that the “Hive Buster” mission that was initiated on 118.9.25 (and then roundly ignored) has been changed and simplified. The original mission called for the completed destruction of all hives in five targeted sectors withing a one-hour period.
The “new” mission is calling for destruction of “most” of the hives, and does not appear to have a time limit.
Each of the targeted sectors had five hives. Pilot Morris has reported that some of these are not respawning after destruction — and that those that do respawn are greatly weakened.
Some pilots have questioned whether the new mission will, in fact, shut down the energy waves coming from Conflux Space that have now disrupted mining operation for months . . . or whether this is simply a tactic to get to pilots base to “try something.”