Vol. II, No. 8 – by Ares Kiden
What is Going On?
There have been many many missions relating to the non-cooling asteroids, but we have heard results from exactly ONE. Is there some kind of secret agenda happening here? Or is everyone too embarrassed to admit that after all is said and done, they still have no idea what is causing the “high entropy state” in the asteroids? There’s been a bit of frustration building in the jump pilot community and I’m pretty sure much of it could be resolved with just a little bit of communication. Continue reading
by Thane Carios
(Outpost Station) TRI Corporation’s Dr. Zhia Katdinal today called for pilots and factions alike to cooperate to help solve the ongoing mystery on why asteroids are not cooling after being mined.
“The only actionable information we have so far has come from Quantar, and they used specially-tuned beacons to get it,” said Katdinal. “They discovered that something is causing the asteroids, once heated by mining, to remain in a high-entropy state. We have yet to determine what that something is.”
“We need more data from beacons – a LOT more. But the key is that we need the data to be as consistent as possible, so we can only use data taken from beacons tuned to ONE factional frequency. In other words, we need the beacons to be the same color.” Continue reading
by Yaz Shanndar
(Quantar Core) Although the asteroid cooling problem seemed to overshadow this year’s holiday, there were a couple of activities.
The first one was an opportunity for pilots to vote for a new Quantar award — the Shahir Assad or “Shining Lion.” The award is for lifetime achievements in service of Quantar. As with the Solrain Hall of Fame, the voting ended in a tie between Tezrend and Ambrosius, so a randomized choice was made — and the winner was Tezrend (aka Tesrend)! Votes were also received for tom-t and the late FS-Falcon.
The other holiday contest was QuanTrivia where there were four entrants getting all five answers correct and winning a Cesium Medal, a CM4 and 1 million credits! Congratulations to the winners: Hammer-BS, Gander, ML-Death and Clanlord!
The awarding of medals and prizes should be completed over the next few days. Continue reading
(Quantar Core) This year’s Quantar Miners’ Days holiday includes a QuanTrivia Contest. There are five question about Quantar culture and history. Some are easy . . . others are pretty challenging. Those who answer all five questions correctly will receive a Cesium Medal and 1 million credits and a CM4; those who answer 1 to 4 questions correctly will receive a Keval’s Thanks medal; and all other participants will receive a Captain’s Commendation.
Answers must be submitted to email@example.com by midnight (UTC) Sunday 118.9.2.
Here are the five questions:
- Which Quantar planet was most impacted by The Great Collapse?
- When Did Mehr’Lim (aka Quantar Core) Station Open?
- What Quantar trading and refining outpost was instrumental in the ending of the Second GVB Wars?
- What Quantar Zealot Group was destroyed in 97AT?
- What Quantar holiday is celebrated in the third month each year?
(Answers to all questions can be found using UUNN, TRI-Databank, The Sarath V Memorial Library or the Official Time Line.)
by Yaz Shanndar
(Quantar Core Station) A’Quina Meniokee, Vazir for the Fahil Mem’ta, opened the annual Miners Days holiday on Quantar Core Station, today. And while the crowd was in a celebratory mood, the Vazir was a bit more pensive.
“Shalim Children of Hamalzah! Today we gather here at the site of Mehr Limi’im — our Great Mother. She sustained us through very dark times and we gather here again in this troubled time where fewer and fewer pilots traverse the Skein, and now our miners find themselves unable to harvest the gifts we have been given. Strange things are afoot and we look to Hamalzah to light a path for us to follow.
“Let us trust in His guiding hand as we, together, strive to unravel this mystery.”
The traditional reading of the Parable of Karadron was broadcast shortly after the Vazir’s opening speech:
There have been no announcements of any other holiday events at this point. Last year, all events were held dirtside.
by Thane Carios
(Outpost Station) Infestations have been popping up across space with increased frequency over the past couple of weeks — with some of them seeming impregnable. What make this current flurry even more unusual is that there have been no reports of sentient conflux seeding or defending the infestations.
“Something is definitely going on here,” said Carlo Adiar, the head of Conflux Studies for TRI-DEF (TRI Corporation, Defense & Security Division). “And it’s not good. We’re seeing infestations on the increase and nuke stocks on the decrease. Pilots better get after this quickly or we’re going to have a problem.” Continue reading
(Quantar Core) On 118.8.5 pilot FS_Falcon passed from this life. A Quantar Optimus, FS_Falcon led the squad Fatal Shadows (a multi-factional squad) for many years and was a pillar of The Reconstruction. In recognition of his long history of contributions both as an individual and as a leader, he has now been awarded both the TRI Order of Merit and Hamalzah’s Divine Grace.
In addition, the Echoes of Hope is being awarded to pilot ShapeShift for his efforts in organizing and running the memorial for this pilot who touched many lives.