From the TRINN Archives
by Thane Carios
Quantar Core (TRI-FP) – Queliar Neamru, who has been Quantar’s First Tahir for more than ten years, was assassinated this morning, 111.1.14, at 07:22 Ekoos Time (12:22 GMT), coming out of the Tahirs’ private chapel on Quantar Core station.
It is believed the assassin, a sniper, fired a single lethal shot from the mezzanine area that overlooks the chapel. Despite there being over seventy people in the area when the shot rang out, no witnesses have come forward claiming to have seen the sniper. Although no one was apprehended at the scene, a weapon was recovered. Quantar Security has released no details about the weapon or any leads it may have at this time.
Quantar Vazir, Esteb Jarwahaal, released the following statement:
“Our First Tahir was assassinated this morning in a cowardly act of terrorism. Our people are in mourning for this man who has successfully led us for many years, and whose life was the epitome of the Quantar way. Our sympathy goes out to his wife and family. Quantar has lost a great leader and a great man. While the killer has not yet been captured, there are certain clear suspects. As is our custom, the Second Tahir will move up to the First position, the Third to the Second and a new Third Tahir will be chosen by the People. I will be filling that position on an interim basis until a vote can be arranged.”
Queliar Neamru had been at the center of controversy on several fronts lately – at first with Rohi bin Hamalzahd, the former High Defender of the Faith, and more recently with members of the squad QSSP who have repeatedly accused Neamru and the entire Fa’hil Memta of corruption and poor governance.