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.
(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.
(Quantar Core) Well known journalist and news personality Jagur Brikkor was found dead on Quantar Core yesterday. Brikkor, 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.
(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 →
(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 Septus.
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.
(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.
(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 interest 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 Iuliausurped power, there has been been little communiction or cooperation from Martius.
Requests for comment from Ares Prime and Cinatus have received no response.
(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.
(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.
(UUNN HQ) While no pilots received the required minumum number of votes to receive a Pilots ChoiceAward 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.