Quantar Releases Statement on Recent DSS Find

UUNN Newswire

(Quantar Core)  The Temple of Roh at Khalar Fa’el has released a statement regarding the recently-found image from the First Book of Hamalzah:

“Our Brothers have carefully examined the image of a manuscript found and decoded by two of our people.  While we rejoice in the words of our scripture, the true words of the Books of Hamalzah are not to be read by any but the Priesthood. Therefore we cannot comment on the image recently found on a DSS in Amananth space. It is hard to imagine any member of our Priesthood would allow the true Books to be copied in this way.

“Nonetheless, it is our hope that this find will call many to a new commitment and vigor in The Faith.”

Image of Early Quantar Manuscript Found

UUNN Newswire

That latest DSS recovery and encryption from Jalil Aq’tamm and Hammer-BS was an image of what looks to be a very early manuscript of the First Book of Hamalzah.


The DSS was found by Hammer-BS in The Split — the same area where he recovered the DSS with the log from Enkido Kahn, but this find appears to be far older.  The find was originally reported by on TRI-Plog.



UUNN Parts Ways with Brenari

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) Less than a day after taking full responsibility for an editorial error that resulted in a very poorly attended awards ceremony, UUNN announced that reporter Kedra Brenari will be leaving the news service.

“We thank Ms. Brenari for her years of service and wish her well in her new endeavors,” said Fence, the UUNN Founder and Publisher.

UUNN has, as yet, not named a replacement for Ms. Brenari.

UUNN Time-Mistake Causes Ceremony Confusion

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) Today’s ceremony for the transfer of the Enkido Kahn Log DSS and the awarding of the Emperor’s Emissary medals was tarnished by a mistake by UUNN who published the ceremony time as 16:00 UTC, when it should have been 15:00 UTC. because of this error, Hammer-BS — discoverer and decrypter of the DSS missed the ceremony entirely.

“We feel horrible about this,” said UUNN Founder and Publisher, Fence. “Especially for Hammer-BS. He played a huge role in this history-making affair, and he deserved to be there for the honors. This won’t happen again.”

Since many people missed the ceremony, the following is a transcript of the Emperor’s statements.

In-Station during the transfer of the DSS

This moment is historic for our people, and all I can say is “thank you.” I know you are not from Octavius . . . and you were not out there particularly looking for our history. Nonetheless, the two of you, because of your efforts and talents, have done something special for Octavius and something very special for me .

So I want you to know how personally grateful I am – not as an Emperor, but as someone who, a little boy, idolized Enkido Kahn and who read stories about him and emulated him in play with his friends.

Please go ahead and initiate the transfer.

Now let’s head outside to do the “official” stuff.
Awards Ceremony Outside Outpost Station
Welcome Octavius! Welcome Quantar!  . . . and Solrain.

Aveg et Honore!

Today we celebrate both glory and honor.

We celebrate the glory of one of the great heroes of Octavius, whose voice has come back to us through the ages. We honor the pilots who have made this possible.

In the year 38AT, Enkido Kahn – one of the great heroes of Octavius and a revered son of Cinatus – made one of the great discoveries of our era.  He made a decision to divert from his mission of scanning anomalies for jumpgate construction and investigate a dim star . . .  He took a great risk, and he changed history with his discovery of Amananth.

Because of the efforts and talents of two pilots, Hammer-BS and Jalil, his voice has come echoing back to us through the years . . . from a time on the eve of his great discovery.  We hear his determination, his dreams and his doubt. And our hero becomes a REAL person to us.  And so today, we celebrate the reality of Enkido Kahn and we honor Hammer-BS and Jalil.

To that end… It is my honor and my pleasure, to present the Emperor’s Emissary medal to Hammer-BS and Jalil.  Their efforts have made Enkido Kahn alive to us again. And their generosity bring the remnants of his log back to us so that we may remember and honor him better.

Aveg et Honore to Enkido Kahn!
Aveg et Honore to Hammer-BS!
Aveg et Honore to Jalil!

There was also a bit of excitement shortly after the Emperor had docked at Outpost when a pirate name Huzzah made his way toward outpost Sector and was fought primarily by pilot Clanlord and the station’s defense drones, but with Jalil actually landing the kill-shot.

Enkido Kahn DSS to be Returned to Octavius

by Kedra Brenari

(Cina, Cinatus) Consul Nestro Zagabi announced today that the DSS that was recently found in Amananth space (The Split), and had its data recovered and decrypted by Quantar pilots, will be returned to Cinatus – the birthplace of the Octavius hero Enkido Kahn.

“This DSS is an Imperial treasure,” said Zagabi.  “It contained the log entry from one of our great modern heroes, just weeks before one of his greatest accomplishments.  We are arranging to have the DSS delivered to Emperor Cineon this Saturday (116.3.19).  The Emperor will be personally receiving the DSS and speaking to the pilots who discovered it and recovered its precious message.”

“Emperor Cineon has also made the unprecedented decision to immediately present the Emperor’s Emissary award (which is usually only presented during the Feast of the Fallen holiday) to pilots Hammer-BS and Jalil – both for making this unparalleled find, and for being so accommodating and generous in returning it to us.  We welcome anyone who would like to join in Outpost Station sector us in celebrating this great find, and in honoring these two pilots who have made this all possible.”

Emperor Cineon is expected to be arriving at Outpost station around 16:00 UTC  with the transfer of the artifact shortly afterwards.  The presentation of the Emperor’s Emissary awards will take place outside Outpost Station after the DSS has been transferred and the Emperor has had a chance to speak privately with Hammer-BS and Jalil.

Tripoint to be the Center of Nowruz Celebration

UUNN Newswire

(Kapenja, Perasca) Tripoint Station will be the host for this year’s Nowruz celebration with will be happening this Sunday, 116.3.20.  For the past several years, Quantar Core has hosted celebrations, but the Fahil Mem’ta decided that a change was needed, so Governor Queliar Neamru II.  was called upon to lead the holiday.

Nowruz (TRI Databank link) is a very simple holiday without much in the way of “official” activities, so the role of the hosting station is typically to have lots of food and drink on hand for the celebrants.  Most Quantar celebrate Nowruz by enjoying the great outdoors with family and friends.

DSS Yields Thrice-Seven Log Entry!

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) Just hours after the dataset from a PC-DSS1 “Rare” was recovered and released, it has been fully decrypted and appears to be a log entry from Octavius hero Enkido Kahn dated 038.3.5 — just two months before his discovery of Amananth.

E.Khan Log – 038.3.5

We have been away from home now for two and a half years … for us. At home it has been more than four years.

We started the journey in our “77” intending to scout potential anomalies for new gates in sector EK.033.1.0. We left the warmth of Usil for this dark place and while there were anomalies to examine along our path, I decided to head directly for the pale bluish star three light years away. We have spent our two and a half years traversing this last parsec and it has been the most difficult voyage I have ever undertaken. This was the emptiest of voids and the crew, excited in the very beginning, has been restless and difficult since then. Six months into the journey I ordered eight of them into stasis chambers to preserve our supplies, and I watch my back carefully as the other three are in the mood to revolt. We begin preparing for deceleration in two weeks and I will have to awaken the rest.

I have determined that a single planet orbits the dim star, and while I have hopes that we will find people there, there is no way to tell at this range. I pray to my ancestors that my gamble here will pay off. In my mind’s eye I see celebrations and parades when we return to Cinatus … but it could just as well be a security escort and a prison cell awaiting me.

The data recovery was done by pilot Jalil — formerly an engineer at Ayabar Labs, and now self-employed at Jalil’s DSS Salvage & Recovery.  Decryption was performed by pilot Hammer-BS, who also originally found the DSS in The Split and gave it to Jalil Aq’tamm for data recovery.  The log is in pristine condition with absolutely no corruption and is a rare peek into the real life of a legendary pilot.

After his discovery of Amananth, Enkido Kahn would go on to become a test pilot for the first single-pilot jump ships as a member of the “Thrice Seven.”







Hyperial Releases Initial Amananth Data

By Thane  Carios

(Barnard, Hypsos) Hyperial today released findings from its recently-completed photography mission, with pilots returning hundreds of high-resolution photos of the exterior of Amananth Station to Hyperial for careful analysis.

“Contrary to the opinions of several of our detractors, this mission was a resounding success,” said Dr. Charys Titus, Vice-Chair of the Hyperial Department of Technology.  planimetric“While we have not completed analysis of all of the photographs yet, Planimetric Grain-Size Analysis of over a hundred of the images has determined that the metallurgy of the central ring of Amananth Station is very different from the rest of the station.”

The Hyperial mission was one of the longest ever recorded, running for 25 days and coming under fire from TRI Corporation and the STCC.  It was also recently-questioned by Prof. Atena ShaiDen  whose own mission to analyze the station was canceled due to lack of available participants.

amananth“As we know, most of Amananth station is inaccessible to us,” said Titus, “and it is only this ‘central ring’ area around the docking and launch bays that we have any knowledge of whatsoever.  And this area is clearly different from the rest of the station.  It was built from different alloys … and, we believe, at a later time.”

ShaiDen Project Fizzles

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) The privately-planned project to do a special scan of Amananth Station today was canceled due to a combination of pilot disinterest and TRI Corporation announcements discouraging participation.

Professor Athena ShaiDen who was to lead the project was visibly frustrated at the outcome.  “TRI’s opposition to this was unsurprising.  They are afraid of anything that could make a ripple in their cash-flow statements.  But the pilots . . . it’s so disappointing to see the greed and apathy there.  One guy wanted money and medals . . . another said he was not the adventurous type.   How pathetic.”

When asked if she planned to try to set another time for the scanning project, ShaiDen had no comment.