by Thane Carios
(Solrain Cornea) As the result of a malfunctioning security alarm system, a small storage hold on Cornea Station was found to contain nearly 300 Data Storage Systems (DSS) — all apparently untouched. Included in the find were 64 DSS-1, 70 DSS-2, 71 DSS-3 and 79 DSS-4. The space was registered to Tmolus Shaen, the Assistant to Pilot Liaison Troiga del Babon — the niece of Cornea Governor Elia del Babon. The warehouse also contained a number of artifact “UC” components as well.
“Ummm, those were from a holiday contest a couple of years ago, Mr. Garius” said Shaen when we caught up with him at the lower-decks commissary on Cornea.
When we asked why the DSS were not turned over to the proper people for research and data recovery, Shaen said, “I don’t know. Ms. Garr. . . I mean Speaker Garreth, told me to put them there.”
Based on Shaen’s comments, it appears that the DSS were from the Reconstruction Days 114 “The Search for Arcane Knowledge” event which happened on 114.7.5. With the recent number of finds being made by a couple of private pilots over the past year or so, it is puzzling why Solrain, given its technological resources, is passing up the opportunity for discovery.
Speaker Garreth’s office was not immediately available for comment.