AMANANTH (TRI-FP) – While we were out at Amananth yesterday talking to the Research Board, Dr. Mithis and Dr. Q’son spent some time to further elaborate on the statements made by both them and Divisional Chief Katdinal.
First of all, congratulations on the recent discoveries.
Dr. Mithis: Thank you, however, we’re definitely not the ones who need to accept all the credit for this work. It truly was a team effort between the Research Board and the hard working pilots here in Amananth.
Dr. Q’son: Number crunching is our specialty on occasion.
Is there a connection between appearance of sentient conflux, the weather at Amananth, and the disappearance of Aeolsah and other pilots? That was the point of this mission, after all.
Dr. Q’son: We were successful in gathering an abundant amount of data, and feel we have only scratched the surface of the true potential of these results.
Dr. Mithis: Actually yes. We now have data that proves all three of these things are tied together, just not in a way we initially thought. The Research Board is not one to waste efforts, it may have appeared with the enthusiasm of new sectors being discovered that this was all we had managed to find. That could not be further from the truth.
What took this mission so long? It took a long time to complete.
Dr. Q’son: The reasons behind that are simple, but we recognize it has been a frustrating experience. When the Ministry of Defense allowed the missions to expire and elected not to renew them, naturally our efforts were slowed down considerably. Not being afforded the grace and advantages certain other TRI departments hold currently, we had to rely on the good nature of faction governments to help us in our efforts.
Dr. Mithis:Additionally, we were able to verify hackers successfully made their way into the computers and were siphoning off information. We still don’t have all the information we could have from this mission, but what we do have will allow us to proceed nonetheless.
It also took nearly a week before announcing the results. What was the cause of this delay?
Dr. Q’son: At the behest of the Bureau of Stellar Cartography, we held off until we were able to announce all of these findings at once. This was but a small favor to ask, and we spent the additional time formulating plans to proceed forward.
Tell us a bit more about the weather in Amananth, and how this relates to the Sentient conflux.
Dr. Mithis: The storms apparently seem to disrupt the conflux gravitic emissions, leading to increased intercepts.
What you are saying then is this weather is actually a good thing?
Dr. Q’son: The weather certainly has not hurt our efforts in learning about the conflux.
Dr. Mithis: I agree, the weather is irritating to navigate in, but we should take advantage of it while it is present.
What about the new sector referred to yesterday?
Dr. Q’son: The new sector as announced yesterday by Director Katdinal was quite along the lines of a “bonus find”. Between the dark hopelessness of the task of searching for at times, we have bits of light shining upon us. A bit Hamalzah’s grace at work.
Dr. Mithis: (teasing) Not very scientific of you, Doctor.
Dr. Q’son: Science tends to be a blend of faith and fact on occasion. This would be one of those occasions.
Thank you both for your time! We can’t wait to see what’s next from the Research Board and have great faith it will prove to lead to interesting facts about the Conflux and our galaxy at large.