(Tripoint Station) On 114.9.17 colleagues of engineer Jalil Aq’tamm reported him missing after he had not been seen or heard-from for three days. Aq’tamm, who worked in data storage R&D for Ayabar Corporation, was temporarily on-contract to the Qua’it Tahir to try to retrieve and decipher the data on the DSS recovered in Tictac’s Hook just over a week ago.
Although Aq’tamm had started working on his project at the Ayabar facilities last week, his colleagues initially assumed that he had moved to a different site to work on the project – but began to be concerned when messages to him went unanswered.
Quantar authorities report that the DSS that Aq’tamm was working on has not been found either at Ayabar or at Aq’tamm’s home.
Aq’tamm was not a pilot and had not undergone genetic modification for jumpgate travel.
(edited by Thane Carios)
(TriPoint Station) On 114.9.10, at approximately 23:00 UTC Pilot Drevent reported a strange spawn of C1 Jellyfish at Tripoint station. Curious about the Spawn Pilot JokeR_GdI arrived at 23:10 UTC to see what was happening. After several spawns of hostile Jellyfish, a C9 Kraken Sentient arrived. The sentient didn’t take any hostile action and headed to a field of mined asteroids, clearly watching JokeR_GdI’s vessel, and then jumped out of the station sector.
JokeR_GdI followed the sentient to Tictac’s Hook where it lead the pilot to an artefact near the Callow Passage gate. After the pilot arrived at the position of the artefact, the C9 sentient vanished. The artifact, a DSS2 in poor condition, was later retrieved and given to the authorities in Tripoint Station for further analysis.
What was the sentient doing in Tripoint sector? Why didn’t it fire? What is the significance of the seemingly-ordinary artifact?
(Outpost Station) Lothar’s Landing had to be evacuated earlier today, at about 4:00 UTC, for just under an hour, when its life support systems became in danger of immediate failure. There were no pilots docked on-station at the time and the small station staff made an orderly evacuation using the station’s lifepods.
TRI-STAT, a division of TRI Services, is under contract for maintenance and operation of all major stations – including the four “relic stations” discovered in GBS, Evening’s End, Lothar’s Landing and Klatsche’s Hold. “The systems in the relic stations, frankly, are ancient,” said TRI-STAT Director, Arold Crumwald. “The systems are patched-together as best we can. What’s really needed is a complete refit, but we just don’t have that kind of budget – and in the past few years these places have pretty much become ghost towns.”