(UUNN HQ) The following events have been announced for the upcoming Festival! holiday.
THURSDAY – 117.11.23
BEER FEST FMs
Every party needs beer, so pilots will have a number of “beer-sharing” missions to take on. Watch the Faction Mission board on Thursday for details.
Complete a mission – ANY mission from 00:01 UTC on Thursday to 24:00 UTC on Saturday. The pilots with the MOST completed missions will win the following awards:
- First-place winner will get the Cesium Medal and an AB-4;
- Second place, Platinum Medal and an AB-3;
- Third place, Antimony Medal and an EB-3.
All others with more than 10 missions completed will receive a Captain’s Commendation.
FRIDAY – 117.11.24
TRI TRIVIA CONTEST
A series of trivia questions will be release on UUNN (jgnewsnet.wordpress.com) by 10:00 UTC. Answers must be submitted to email@example.com by midnight (24:00) UTC.
The awards are as follows:
- All five answers correct: Seeker of Knowledge medal and 1 million credits
- 1 to 4 answers correct: Keval’s Thanks medal and 500k credits
- 0 for 5: Captain’s Commendation
SATURDAY – 117.11.25
THE FESTIVAL! PUB CRAWL – 15:00 UTC
Sponsored by The SpaceBar Pub on GBS Station, you’ll need to equip a Tow and visit ALL of the Pubs around space. The Crawl starts at The SpaceBar on GBS, where Proprietor/Bartender Torn Danton will start the race. At each of the other Pubs there will be a Guest Bartender who will give pilots a task to complete. The race will proceed from GBS to …
- Lothar’s Landing (Guest Bartender: STCC Speaker, Demeter Garreth)
- Evening’s End (Guest Bartender: Octavius Consul for Cinatus, Nestro Zagabi)
- Klatsches Hold (Guest Bartender: Quantar Tahir, Dr. Silar Tashawar)
Once all of the tasks are done, pilots will head back to GBS and buy a beer of your choice for Torn Danton (i.e. buy one from the Market and Trade it to him) to finish the race.
The awards will be:
- 1st Place – Cesium Medal, Two PCE-5s and a PCP-4
- 2nd Place – Platinum medal and two PCE-5s
- 3rd Place – Antimony medal and a CM4
All other participants will receive a Captain’s Commendation.
SUNDAY – 117.11.26
Times are subject to adjustment and additional events may be added, so stay tuned to UUNN for updates!
The Sarath V Library will once again offer a Festival! contest where every entrant is a winner and every one gets a prize.
“It’s really simple,” said Librarian H.E. Jenkins. “You write a Haiku about your favorite published story in the library. . . you submit it . . . you win.”
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) 117.11.25 to be considered for an award. They should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
The STCC reports that all Antiflux (41) were removed from Solrain Core station at approximately 17:40 UTC. Prices on the open market have been temporarily frozen to avoid another panic run.
(UUNN HQ) TRI-Security is looking into a systems security breach through the TR-Plog pilot log system which has temporarily eliminated access to the system. “We are working with our engineering resources to determine the extent of this breach,” said TRI-SEC Commandant Solder Ronin. “At this point we have isolated this system and have identified no further system breaches.”
This is the second time a public system security has been breached. The last time being on 117.9.18 when TRI-Databank was affected.
* * *117.11.8 UPDATE * * *
TRI Engineers Report that they hope to have TRI-Plog back up and accessible by 22:00 UTC.
Voting has opened today for the 117 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.
“This is the third year this award has been offered,” said Garth Taren, President and CEO of TRI Corporation. “Unfortunately, for the last two years, no pilot has gained the required ten votes to qualify in any category — so this year, the Factional Leadership group has lowered the qualifying number to seven. They also indicated that if there are no qualifiers this year, the award will be discontinued.”
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 117.11.23 through 117.11.26.
By Thane Carios
(Solrain Core) As pilots squabble over Antiflux inventories, the prices at public stations have continued to climb to record levels – selling for approximately 250% more than they were just two weeks ago.
“Markets panic, that’s just what they do,” said Ferrix Charyb, the STCC Minister of Trade. “We’ve seen some people grabbing for these rare ECMs, and today, as I look at the market, it appears that the ones that disappeared from Hyperial a few days ago have now re-appeared at Solrain Core – clearly at a very significant profit. Continue reading
(Hyperial) Hyperial authorities reported that the small supply of rare Antiflux ECMs they had provided at Hyperial Station were taken on 117.11.1. The news triggered a pricing panic with very few Antiflux left. Prices were nearing 500,000 credits by the end of the day.
TRI-SEC indicated that they had an idea who had purchased the Antiflux, and that they planned on questioning the pilot. “We have the purchase data from Hyperial and are going to be talking to the pilot — primarily for his own safety,” said TRI officer Layton ‘Scorch’ Morrison.” Technically, nothing illegal has happened since the Antiflux were purchased at the market price. But pilots tend to react rather emotionally when it comes to hoarding of rare goods. This guy needs to understand what he’s setting himself up for.”