Festival Event Winners Announced

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The winners of the festival events were officially announced today.  Medals and prizes should be received within the next few days.

No one received the ten-vote minimum in any category.

SARATH V LIBRARY – HOLIDAY CONTESTS (Storyteller Contest, Library Lottery and Holiday Haiku) — There were no entries, and therefore, no prizes.

Hammer-BS (1st); Aeghwhyn (2nd); Arty1 (3rd).  Sinver and Brutio also tuned and held 10 or more beacons.

Hammer-BS (5 out of 5)
no other entries

Hammer-BS shot down the —Tasz—
Spork also landed shots

Hammer-BS (1st); Sinver (2nd); JokeR_GdI (3rd)
there were no other racers



TRI Trivia Contest Questions

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The following are the questions for the Festival! Tri-Trivia Contest:

  1. What corporation built the TRI-Enforcer advanced-technology fighters?
  2. Who theorized that the event in 112.4, now known as The Catastrophe, was caused by dark-matter lensing?
  3. What was the name of the ships introduced in 30AT that were used for exploration and anomaly analysis?
  4. What is the tax reduction you get when your Political Rating with a faction is +125?
  5. What is the full name of the main character in the classic (Jumpgate) short novel Betrayal?

Answers to all of these questions are available through current resource sites, so you don’t need to “know” the answers — just find them.

Answers must be submitted to jgnewsnet@gmail.com by midnight (UTC) on Saturday 116.11.26.  Winners will be announced on Sunday.

Beacon Tuning Contest Problems

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We had some problems with capturing the baseline data on beacon stats.  If you want to participate in the Beacon Tuning Contest that runs TODAY (Thursday) thru midnight (UTC) on Saturday, please take a SCREEN SHOT of your stat page, showing the beacons stat before you start and email it to us – jgnewsnet@gmail.com.

We are very sorry for this inconvenience.


Germanium Plant Destroyed

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The Germanium nanoproduction facility in Corridor Station Sector was destroyed today.  It is unknown how it was destroyed but there are rumors that it was a Conflux attack.

It is unclear why Germanium would be targeted as it is currently fairly abundant, and is primarily used in the manufacture of radars, which are also in abundant supply.  It is also used to manufacture CPUs, RAM and RF Transceivers.

Corridor Station Governor Sathama Randi was not immediately available for comment.

Festival! 116 Schedule Released

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The multi-factional Festival! committee has released a schedule for this year’s space-based events.  Festival! begins on Thursday 116.11.24 and officially continues until midnight on Sunday 116.11.27.  There are numerous events with many awards and prizes up for grabs.

This schedule  outlines the “official” space-based events planned, but there could be additional pilot-sponsored events going on, as well many celebrations on-stations and on-planets.


Storyteller Contest
Library Lottery
Holiday Haiku

See HERE for details

Submissions can be made to librarian@tri-subspace.net until 12 midnight UTC on Thursday 116.11.24.

THURSDAY – 116.11.24

Every party needs beer, so pilots will have a number of “beer-sharing” missions to take on. Watch the Faction Mission board on Thursday for details.

Tune and HOLD* as many beacons as you can during this period — any color … and area of space. The contest will run from Thursday at 00:01a UTC until Saturday at midnight (24:00) UTC.

First-place winner will get the Cesium Medal and an AB4; Second place, Platinum Medal and an AB3; Third place, Antimony Medal and an AB2. All others with more than 10 beacons held will receive a Captain’s Commendation.

* “Hold” means that the beacon must remain tuned (and not flipped or re-tuned by another pilot) for 25 consecutive cycles (2.5 hours), so if you want to win, you may have to drive off some competitors!

We are having some problems with capturing the beacon stats.  If you want to participate, take a SCREEN SHOT of your stat page, showing the beacons stat before you start and email it to us – jgnewsnet@gmail.com (sorry!).

FRIDAY – 116.11.25

A series of trivia questions will be release on UUNN (jgnewsnet.wordpress.com) by 10:00 UTC. Answers must be submitted to jgnewsnet@gmail.com by midnight (24:00) UTC.

The awards are as follows:
All five answers correct:   Seeker of Knowledge medal and 1 million credits
1 to 4 answers correct:       Keval’s Thanks medal and 500k credits
0 for 5:                                    Captain’s Commendation

Hunting the venomous Tasz is an ancient sport for the elite of Octavius. While our Tasz doesn’t bite, it is really fast and hard to catch. He’ll be leaving Octavius space around 15:00 and will be flying to Hyperial. He’ll have a bounty for all factions, so tuned beacons will make it easier to find him.

The pilot who successfully downs —Tasz— gets the bounty as well as one PCE-5 or two PCE-3s (your choice), PLUS the Cesium Medal. Any other pilot who lands a shot on —Tasz— will receive a Captain’s Commendation.

SATURDAY – 116.11.26

Equip a Tow and get ready to fly.  But this year, you’ll need more than just trucking skills to fulfill the mission!

The awards will be:
1st Place – Cesium Medal, Two PCE-5s and a PCP-4
2nd Place – Platinum medal and two PCE-5s
3rd Place – Antimony medal and a CM4

All other participants will receive a Captain’s Commendation.

SUNDAY – 116.11.27

Award announcements.

Times are subject to adjustment and additional events may be added, so stay tuned to UUNN for updates!

Library Will Again Sponsor Festival! Contest

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FROM:  Sarath V Memorial Library

Once again, as part of the Festival! Celebration, the Sarath V Memorial Library will be sponsoring THREE contests:

Storyteller Contest – submit your own original story about jump-space.  It can be serious or  humorous.  It can be standalone or part of a planned serial.  Submissions should be at least 4,000 words.  We’ll be reading and judging each submission and will pick one as our "The Newt"winner.  All stories will be added to the Sarath V Memorial Library’s collection, and the winner of the Storyteller Contest will receive the Newtron Literary Award (aka “The Newt”), 5 million credits and THREE entries in the Library Lottery (see below).

 Library Lottery – submit any story, guide, document, poem or comic that you may have in your possession, that we do not already have in our collection, and you’ll get an entry in our Library Lottery.  The work does not have to be authored by you, but submissions by the author will supersede submissions by another person.  Otherwise if the same item is submitted twice, the first submitter will get the lottery entry.  The winner of the lottery will receive 2 million credits and an EB-3 (engine-booster) artifact.


Holiday Haiku – write a Haiku about your Storyteller Contest or Library Lottery submission; OR your  favorite published story in the library.  Although there are technical variations of what constitutes Haiku, we are going with the simple version:  three lines with five, seven and five syllables respectively.  A title for your haiku is optional.  Each entrant will receive 500,000 credits, a CM3 and a Captain’s Commendation badge.

Submissions  for all contests must be received no later than 116.11.24 to be considered for an award.  They should be sent to librarian@tri-subspace.net.

Winners for all contests will be announced on the final day of Festival! – 116.11.27

Plutonium Factory Repairs Finally Completed

by Thane Carios

(Octavius Core)  More than three months after an explosion severely damaged the Plutonium Factory in Octavius Core sector — and six weeks after a Faction Mission bringing in critical repair supplies was completed — the facility has finally been repaired.  Today, at the urging of Consul Tesios Muca of Ares Prime, the plutonium-factory-repairfacility was repaired by two “drone-ships” owned by squad -=DSRG=-: DSRG-r-OP and
DSRG-r-QC.  Keval’s Thanks awards were given to each drone as well as to pilot Aeghwhyn, who towed a Conflux swarm that had wandered into the sector during the repair effort.

plutonium-factory-repair2“The real thanks goes to pilots Clanlord and Aeghwhyn who, as I understand it, piloted these repair drones,” said Consul Muca.  “This effort took far too long to happen, but at least now, the thing it done.  And this drone technology has been very enlightening.  The Empire will have to look into it.”