The New Empress Speaks Out

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) The following statement was released from Empress Iulia in the Imperial Palace on Martius:

The Atreus line has returned to Martius and the Atticus usurpers from Ares Prime have finally been wiped away.  Septus is dead.  Aqilus is dead.  Rnenta is dead.

Imperial Palace - Etruscera

Imperial Palace

Montona has fled.

I have sent word through the Legatio to Cina that Septus’ crazy dog Zarkwon needs to be returned to us.  And the museum and statue of the usurper who murdered my ancestor have been destroyed.  The slate is clean.

I reach out to Venticus and Cineon to join with me in finding a way to make Octavius the empire it was meant to be.  For many years, we have been held back – first by by TRI and then by internal squabbling.  It’s time for a new way.

Octavius Aeternum!    

Sources on Ares Prime indicate that there may be concern about the lineage claimed by the Empress, and that this would clearly need to be verified.  The last Atreus Emperor was Marcelus I, who died (executed by Atticus VI) over 160 years ago.  He had one son and two daughters.

The stance of Cinatus is unknown at this time.

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New Leader Emerges on Martius

UUNN Newswire

(Danubia, Martius)  After two days of silence and uncertainty, Iulia (pronounced: eye-OOO-lee-ah) Atreus has emerged as the leader of the coup that displaced Atticus Aqilus, the interim Consul on Martius.  Although there has been no official statement, she is allegedly taking the title “Empress “ based on her direct relationship to Marcelus I (Marcelus Atreus) – the last “non-Atticus” emperor of Martius who was executed in 45BT when Atticus VI took the united thrones of Octavius.

At age 27 Iulia is the same age as Emperor Venticus when he took the throne on Ares Prime in 115.  Etruscera is still locked-down and it is unknown how she gained control of the Imperial Guard.  There has been no official word from either Ares Prime or Cinatus endorsing or denouncing the coup.

Blackout in Etruscera

UUNN Newswire

(Great Pillars) After initial reports of a widespread power outage in Etruscera, the capital city of Martius, we now understand that there has also been a complete lock-down and news blackout in the city.  Although there have been rumours that the virus released on Ares Prime by former-Emperor Septus is the cause of the current lock-down, nothing has been confirmed.

We will provide updates on this story as soon as they become available.

Octavius Opens Voting for New Award

UUNN Newswire

Phalera MaximaOctavius has decided to unveil a new award — the Phalera Maxima — to give its citizens a chance to recognize heroes past or present.   Similar to the Solrain Hall of Fame and Quantar Shair Assad awards, voting is limited — in this case to Citizens of Octavius.  Voting will be open through the upcoming Feast of the Fallen, which ends on 119.5.26.

Citizens are strongly encouraged to vote HERE.

Seven Years Later; Still No Answers

An Opinion
by Ares Kiden

(UUNN HQ)  Tomorrow is the Solrain holiday Alkotó … Founders Day . . . The Closing  . . . it’s a traditional, ancient holiday and it’s a business holiday (end of the Fiscal Year for almost every Solrain company). 

But it’s also the day the lights went out seven years ago — the anniversary of The Catastrophe —  and it seems like everyone has forgotten about it.  Five years ago there was a symposium to debate and discuss  its possible causes.  There were two groups formed from that symposium but there does not appear to be any record of a subsequent work effort from either group. Continue reading

DSS Riddle Deepens

by Yaz Shanndar

(UUNN HQ) Further follow-up discussions has revealed a yet deeper mystery to the “message” on the DSS-3 recently data-recovered and decrypted by Jalil Aq’tamm and Hammer-BS.  We have now learned that image hidden within the first image somehow leads to a cryptic survey titled The Inquest (25.3.5010).  Inquest

When asked about his recent decryption revelation, Hammer-BS said, “There were 4 phases of decryption from octal numbers to text, from text to image, from image to qr-code and from qr-code to survey. Especially the hidden image was tough to find as there’s no obvious clue that it is there.” Continue reading

Black-Market Factory Shut Down

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  TRI-Security, under contract from Tens & Piney shut down a black market SportLP power plant factory on Lothars Landing today after it was exposed in a news clip by pilot GrimGriz.

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“It was not much of an operation there,” said TRI-SEC officer Layton ‘Scorch’ Morrison.  “The perps took off and we destroyed the equipment they had there.  It took maybe 15 minutes.  Not sure I’d use on of those SportLPs.”

It’s not clear why black-marketers would select the SportLP as it is inexpensive and fairly plentiful.