Feast of the Fallen Begins 121.5.28

(Ares Prime) With Empress Iulia refusing to participate in the Ministries Rotation, Ares Prime has offered to host this year’s Feast of the Fallen holiday, which runs from 121.5.28 through 121.5.30.

Day of Remembering – 121.5.28

While Emperor Venticus will not lead a live Recitation of Heroes, he has called for all citizens of Octavius to submit their own remembrances for him to release publicly through UUNN.  Submissions should be received prior to the beginning of the holiday.

Day of Battle – 121.5.29

The Bleeding Skies — All Octavius is called upon to tune beacons RED across Octavius — and throughout all space — for the entire day.

Members of the lesser factions are welcome to challenge those actions.

Day of Feasting – 121.5.30

All are urged to enjoy to good company of family and friends to celebrate Heroes past, present, and future.

Solrain Celebrates Alkotó as Everyone Remembers The Catastrophe

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) Today marks the ninth anniversary of The Catastrophe when an energy pulse swepth through space, shutting down critical systems and severely damaging much of the infrastructure, initiating a dark year and a half as the factions struggled to rebuild.

As with every year since 114, the anniversary overlaps with the Solrain Alkotó/Founder’s Day holiday although Solrain has planned no space-based celebrations this year.

Former Quantar Journalist Found Dead

UUNN Newswire

(Quantar Core)  Well known journalist and news personality Jagur Brikkor was found dead on Quantar Core yesterday.  brikkorBrikkor, who changed pronouns in 101 AT had been living a relatively quiet life as Salome Brickhouse.  Quantar officials have not released cause of death but there are rumors that she died of unnatural causes.

Brikkor’s career at Jumpgate Today crumbled when very compromising images from his brief affair with pilot Ultrabitch became public.  Shortly after this, he transitioned to Salome.  She worked as a media consultant until she retired in 117 AT.

 

TRI-IND to Mothball “O” Gates

UUNN Newswire

(Solrain Core Station) TRI Corporation, Industrial & Business Services (TRI-IND), Sector Assets Division announced today that it plans on “mothballing” a number of gates throughout space.  “This is a cost-cutting move,” said Tristan Kamihira, Director of Sector Assets for TRI-IND.  “With the current number of pilots on duty these days launch fees and insurance fees have plummeted.  We just can’t afford to keep all of these gates maintained for so few people.”

According to A. Trottel, a TRI Sector Assets Engineer, a careful traffic study was done and the decision to shut down all gates for sectors beginning with an “O” was actually was not arbitrary, but rather it was arrived upon scientifically.  “It just worked out that way,” she added. Continue reading

Detainee Escapes from Outpost

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) The detention room of a patient Zar-Kwon in the medical center on Outpost Station was found empty this morning, with its doors locked and all its contents in place. Zar-Kwon was best known for flying around Octavius space spouting gibberish. He was apprehended and detained in 119.5 because he was considered unstable and potentially dangerous — and unofficially because of his connections to Atticus Septuszar-kwon1_000006

Station is currently reviewing security video to try to determine how he escaped and who may have been involved, but so far it remains a mystery.

One item of interest left in the detention room was a worn, crumbled paper. It was not at all like Zar-Kwon’s usual “prophetic ravings” but its meaning was anyting but clear.

Pilots are asked to report any sightings of Zar-Kwon to octavius@tri-subspace.net

Pilot Releases Amazing Photos of Ghost Ship

by Thane Carios

(Solrain Core)  Pilot Nimdas shared images at The SpaceBar Pub yesterday that he claims he captured “a few days ago” while flying in a shield storm in Saron’s Shoulder sector.

The images, if authentic, could be the famed “ghost ship” The Holländer which has allegedly been appearing in storms, along with a garbled distress call for years. There is only one known image of this ghost ship and it was a very blurry image captured from a distace. If the Nimdas images are in fact The Holländer, it would be a huge breakthrough.

Nimdas refused to provide additional information to a TRI-SEC official, but he did mention that he tried to use a “transport beam” (which we assume means an Insight/Displacer combination) with no results.

Many say that the distress call is an echo from pre-collapse times, but most scientists have dismissed that possibility.  Some believe that finding the ship would be finding amazing new pre-collapse technologies and riches.

The first report of The Holländer’s distress call was in 106.10.

Martius Refuses Ministry Rotation

UUNN Newswire

(Etruscera, Martius)  The office of Consul Caelina Arsann announced today that Martius will not cooperate with the traditional 7th-year Ministry rotation this year.  “We have no interest in Trade.  We have no interestplanet_gp in Culture.  We are WAR.  We will remain WAR.  Because we are warriors … and nothing else.”

Since 100AT the three Octavius planets have agreed to share ministerial duties and to reshuffthe them every year.  Since 114, Ares Prime managed the Ministry of Culture, Cinatus managed the Ministry of Trade and Martius managed the Ministry of War.

Since 119 when Empress Iulia usurped power, there has been been little communiction or cooperation from Martius.

Requests for comment from Ares Prime and Cinatus have received no response.

OPL Recalls Capacitors

UUNN Newswire

(Octavius Core Station)  After several incidents where pilots reported that its largest-selling capacitor had malfunctioned, Octave Propulsion Labs (OPL) has recalled all of the Pints on the market.

“The Pint has been one of the most-chosen capacitors for over two decades now,” said OPL Spokespeson Kaeso Cosmas.  “And it’s been highly reliable for a very long time.  But pilots have to be able to discharge their guns and we just have to have 100% dependability.  Hopefully we can re-start production soon.”

Pilots with Pint inventories on their stations are encouraged to sell them back at their closes Octavius station.

OPL stock dropped more than 17% on the news.

Hyperial Says Antiflux Factory is Working

UUNN Newswire

hyp af factory(Hyperial Station)  Hyperial authorities have announced that their new Antiflux factory, completed on 121.1.1, is now functioning properly.  During initial tests of the factory, it would take the components from manufacturing pilot’s cargo hold, but did not deliver the Antiflux.  Hyperial has blamed the malfunction on ongoing Quantar cyberattacks on the facility.

Medal Announcements

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) While no pilots received the required minumum number of votes to receive a Pilots Choicemedal94Award for last year, in a surprise announcement, pilot Grimgriz has been awarded the TRI Order of Merit — an award given to “. . . select few individuals who have performed exemplary services to the benefit of multiple factions over the course of their entire career.”

Other receipients of this prestigious award include Drevent, FS_Falcon, Hurricane, Jump and Samwise.