Miner’s Days Awards Announced

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  The results of the Miners Days Pure Mining Contest have been released:

  • 1st Place – Hammer-BS, with 172 pures mined, wins the Spade of Karadron award, a CM4 and 3 Antiflux ECMs
  • 2nd Place – Boelling, with 81 pures mined, wins the Keval’s Thanks award and a CM4
  • 3rd place – PRI-SEC-11, with 67 pures mined, wins the Keval’s Thanks award and a CM3

Captain’s Commendation awards will go to DSRG-r-GP; Ambrosius; Koopmans and DSRG-r-Qco who each mined-out 5 or more pure asteroids. Continue reading

Hammer-BS Wins a Close Vote

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(UUNN HQ)  In a very tightly-contested vote, Hammer-BS edged out Nessos for this year Shahir Assad Award.  This is only the second time this medal Shahir Assad - medal1031has been awarded, the first being in 118 when the award went to Tezrend.  Other pilots receiving votes were Cagle, Jalil and Spork.  Two votes were not counted — one being for a Solrain pilot and the other for a pilot not on the duty roster.

The Shahir Assad (“The Shining Lion”) is awarded to Quantar pilots who have been honored by their peers for a lifetime of exceptional service to The Children of Hamalzah.

Hammer-BS Announces Mining Race for Sunday 120.9.6

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(Quantar Core) Quantar pilot Hammer-BS is sponsoring a special Miners Days Mining Race on Sunday 120.9.6, running from 18:00 UTC to 20:00 UTC.

Full details on this race can be found on TRI-PLOG.

The Quantar Tahirs have agreed to award Cesium, Platinum and Antimony Medals for the top three contestants — and a Captain’s Commendation to all other participants.

Miner’s Days Activities Announced

by Yaz Shanndar

(Petrios, Quanus) Quantar leaders decided that this year’s Miners’ Days holiday will focus on its roots — local dirtside blessings, parades and traditions.

“Miners’ Days has very humble roots,” said Vazir A’Quina Meniokee.  “Spontaneous local parades are the true Quani tradition — with miners putting away their tools for the day, and marching through streets singing traditional miners’ reels, and carrying ceremonial shovels, chisels or picks (which are often heirlooms handed down for generations). It’s just a day of good-natured revelry with family, friends and neighbors,” she added.

The Vazir did point out that there will be a couple of Holiday activities for pilots: 

On 120.9.4, the now-traditional Parable of Karadron recording will once again be released on UUNN.

On 120.9.5 from 12:01a – 12:00 midnight UTC (i.e. all day) there wil be a Pure Mining Contest  —  pilots, Quantar or gefir, who mine-out the most pure asteroids during this 24-hour period will win the following:

      • 1st Place – the Spade of Karadron award, a CM4 and 3 Antiflux ECMs
      • 2nd Place – Keval’s Thanks award and a CM4
      • 3rd place – Keval’s Thanks award and a CM3

Anyone mining 5 or more pure asteroids during the day will receive a Captain’s Commendation badge.

Meniokee also said that temples in all cities, town and stations will be offering a traditional Blessing of the Shovels along with the Parable readings.

Voting Opens for Shahir Assad Award

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(UUNN HQ)  Quantar has opened voting for its prestigious Shahir Assad award.  The following was released by the Office of the Tahirs:

We Quantar are walkers of many paths:  miners and philosophers … zealots and diplomats … warriors, scientists,  evangelists.   Each have their place within our society and within our history.  The Fa’hil Memta calls on all people of Quantar to vote for a Quantar Masafiir (jump-pilot) – past or present – a Shahir Assad, the shining lion, embodying the very best of our culture, our religion and our race.

*** VOTE HERE ***

Voting is limited to the people of Quantar and all votes must be in by midnight (UTC) on last last day of this years Miners Days holiday — 120.9.6 .

Plot to Disrupt Funeral Ceremony Foiled

by Yaz Shandar

(Tripoint Station)  TRI-SEC successfully foined a plot to disrupt a funeral ceremony for Ja’lil Aq’tamm today.

“We had strong suspicion that something like this would happen,” said Solder Ronin, head of TRI-Security. “Pilot GRN2 launch was pertty clear with his intent on station channels.  So we have TRI-SEC-2 positioned outside the station and launched the decoy.  GRN2 took the bait and TRI-SEC-2 took him down.  It was an easy operation.” Continue reading

Fa’hil Memta Announces Memorial for Aq’tamm

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(UUNN HQ)  Quantar’s Fa’hil Memta announced today that a brief sending-off ceremony is being held for pilot Jalil Aq’tamm.  Jalil’s remains will be launced from Tripoint station on his final journey on 120.7.25 (Saturday) at approximately 14:00 UTC.

All are welcome to come, and are also invited to present a brief eulogy if desired.

STCC Says Hall of Fame Induction Stands

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(UUNN HQ)  The STCC today voted overwhelmingly to leave pilot GrimGriz’s induction in-place — nullifying the executive order of Premier Demeter GarrethArbin Mallow, the Solrain Hall of FameSpeaker for Soria said, “We understand why Premier Garreth did what she did, but in this case GrimGriz was voted into the Hall of Fame by the people — and Premier Garreth, as an appointed official — does not have the power to circumvent the will of the people.”

“But this is a bitter pill to swallow,” added Mallow.  “The recent actions and political tendencies of pilot GrimGriz is certainly not consistent with our expectations of a hall-of-famer.”

 

Drama Builds in the Aftermath of RB-2 Facility Attack

by Thane Carios

(Quantar Core) A Quantar-sponsored mission to rebuild the RB-2 facility began unexpectedly this morning:

The Tahirs have called for an emergency mission to rebuild the RB-2 factory that was destroyed by Hyperial terrorists. Please be aware that members of Edwin Reece Industries are Hyperialist terrorists and should be considered enemies of all.

The rebuilding effort is expected to take quite a while given the few number of active pilots these days and the complexities of the construction.

Although Quantar has laid the blame squarely on Edgar Reece Industries, E.R.I. has gg inquisitionsuggested that the attack was the coordinated work of a rogue employee and a member of Quantar squad The Brotherhood, releasing the following interrogation transcript.

Sources have also indicated that Solrain Premier Demeter Garreth and E.R.I. foundar Edgar Reece will be meeting on Cornea Station on 120.7.21 sometime around 20:00 UTC.

Hyperial was asked for a statement regarding the attack on Quantar.  They declined to make a formal statement and simply replied: “It’s such a shame.”