From the TRINN archives
AMANANTH (TRI-FP) – Despite vicious attempts of the sentient Conflux last night in Amananth sectors, many brave squads successfully banded together to drive the force back. With rally cries such as “Kill them all and let god sort them out” (Sniper59), it has been reported that indeed, all the sentients that appeared last night were killed. No reports from various temples around TRI have been filed about the sorting, however.
Many pilots expressed surprise at the increased skill and visible tactics of the sentients over previous attacks last month, and everyone was eager to share their findings and observations with others.
“Noted also was the use of anti-missile defense systems, or PWD’s, by both C7 Mantas and C10 Eels. Such systems were used effectively and were based on strategic usage. Also to be considered was the use of sentient single pilot targeting, as opposed to targeting those that placed the last hit, as seen by common Conflux. Instead of being drawn to those that were attacking it, Sentients tonight exhibited decisive maneuvers and targeting of what seemed to be those they considered the largest threats to their squadron. Sentients once targeting a pilot would only target another pilot if it so chose to do so, instead of chasing after the last person to strike a hit,” commented Scientific Advisor Garian Armastice, Head of Conflux Studies for DDZ (also known as pilot GrimFalcon) after the attacks.
The conflux attacks have been sporadic out in Amananth, however, reports were coming in last night of an extremely large force of Conflux out in Aman Hook. Casualties were also reported during that particular skirmish, and for a short time, the Conflux appeared to have “chased away” all the pilots from Aman Hook. The sentient Conflux also were observed appearing first near the anomaly in Amananth, and then moving outward.
Many pilots also remarked about the odd frequency of “sounds” being heard last night during the attacks. Regarding sounds in space, one of the members of the Research Board had this to say: “Sounds in space? Actually, the sounds being heard by pilots are the output of a sophisticated computer system which translates graviton emissions into a format humans can more readily react to and understand, similar to how radar converts electromagnetic waves into a format we can grasp. Since missile launches trigger certain predictable graviton emissions, as do explosions, as do engine thrusts, these emissions in turn become predictable sounds. A standard in all TRI ships, many pilots opt to replace the TRI-issued graviton-to-sound translations with customized alternatives.” No explaination for the patterns of Conflux sounds was offered.
Currently, the mission at Amananth appears to be almost complete.
“Clearly from the progress made out in Amananth we should have the necessary results to proceed forward with our search for scientist Aeolsah. It is true that the returns of data to the Research Board have been slowed down; we are investigating reported instances of hacking by agents of the IHS. I have to say it is not as bad as what those rumormongers tend to say, though, thanks to continued efforts by squads such as DSA. We are a bit behind schedule, but I think we’d all rather be accurate than fast anyway,” remarked Dr. Q’son. “We’ll see.”