(UUNN HQ) After corroborated pilot reports that a TRI-Enforcer-type ship was involved in an attack on the convoy transporting engineers to Amananth, Dominic Serus, Vice President of TRI-DEF (TRI Defense & Security), released the following statement.
TRI Corporation was in no way involved in last evening’s attack in Amananth. Two of our engineers were on the Tow that was attacked. As we have said in the past when there were alleged sightings of TRI Enforcers doing questionable things — we have just two ships remaining in our security fleet: TRI-SEC-1 and TRI-SEC-2. There are no others.
In the past we had dismissed the Enforcer-sighting pretty much out of hand since we knew it was not our ships. But now, with multiple reports from highly respected pilots, we must admit that — somehow — someone either managed to salvage one of the ships from the old TRI fleet . . . or has managed to copy the design. Neither is a very comfortable realization.
Although there are confirmed reports that the Enforcer with transponder code 303031 was destroyed, there is no guarantee that whoever is behind this may not have additional Enforcer hulls available.
We will be increasing patrols with TRI-SEC-1 and TRI-SEC-2. Any sightings of any other TRI-Enforcer “style” ships should be reported immediately.
(Amananth) The team of eight engineers who were assembled to try to help figure out how to diagnose and fix the repair systems on the Antiflux Customer Producer , arrived safely at Amananth Station. Seven of the eight had to make the trip in cryo-stasis chambers since they were not jump-capable. Six pilots volunteered to provide flux-cover and escort throughout the journey: Flowbar2, Hammer-BS, hifly, JokeR_GdI, Nafcon and Valmagier.
The trip did not go without incident. Tmolus Shaen, the one jump-capable team member, piloted the mission tow which launched from Wake exactly at 21:30. The trip to Amananth was smooth — at least until they reached Amananth. There they found that a very strong swarm had jumped into the sector from Aman Leap. A few of the escorts jumped in to try to battle the swarm, but they were badly outgunned an outnumbered. Continue reading
(UUNN HQ) The engineering team that will go to Amananth to try to help diagnose and repair the problems with the Antiflux Custom Producer has been named, and will launch from Solrain Wake Station on 117.2.22 at 21:30 UTC.
The team includes eight members from Aristio Conglomerated (1), Lexxor Intelligence (2), Solrain Engineering & Technology Group/SET (1), TRI Corporation (2) and T&P Systems (2). Only one member of the team is jump-capable, so he will be piloting the ship and the rest of the team will make the trip in cryo-stasis.
(UUNN HQ) The STCC Public Health Ministry has announced that the ancient landmark on Soria known as The Henge has been quarantined and that all access to the area within one mile of the site is completely off limits to the public.
The quarantine is due to the fact the pharmacology tests on the members of The Solarian Apostolate found dead at the site last week came up negative. Authorities are now looking for a possible biological/bio-hazardous cause for their deaths.
(UUNN HQ) The dataset we provided along with the article Amananth Diagnostics Unsuccessful has been decrypted by pilot Hammer-BS. The dataset was basically just an image encryption — with the image being the looping diagnostics described in the article.
Many thank to Hammer-BS for his work.
(Eltherios, Soria) Twenty four people belonging to a group known as the Solarian Apostolate were found dead at the ancient Sorian site known as The Henge. The group, which believed it could spiritually communicate with the lost planet Solrain, managed to deactivate a section of security fence around the site, and then make its way to the center of the area. Cause of death has not been ascertained, but all bodies were unmarked so pharmacology is suspected.
A message left by the group read:
We are now ready to make the supreme journey, aided by this henge, to join our sisters and brothers on the Mother Planet. Do not mourn us.
Open your hearts.
No one knows exactly what purpose The Henge served. Five structures positioned in a ring tower over 45 meters, with a sixth laying horizontally, that sits about 200 meters from the ring. It is not clear whether or not the this part of the structure had fallen or was intentionally laying on its side. Some believe it is some kind of pre-collapse launch facility. It is dated to roughly 2,800BT.
The remote location of the spectacular site, in the middle of a barren mesa, over 140 kilometers from the nearest town (Donium), discourages many from visiting — but now new security measures are being put in place to help ensure there are no further incidents.
(UUNN HQ) Five days after explosions rocked Amananth Station and two of its orbital manufacturing facilities, the Antiflux Custom Producer remains inoperable. A UUNN source has said that repeated attempts by Amananth to diagnose the problem with the Antiflux Factory have been unsuccessful. Amananth has apparently run their diagnostic repeatedly with numerous software adjustments, but the diagnostic continues to loop and provide no meaningful data.
An engineering team from several of the top corporations is being assembled to investigate, but since very few qualified individuals are jump-capable, the team will have to be put into cryo-stasis for the trip. The team is expected to launch in a couple of days.
Our source also provided the diagnostics, which Amananth had given to the corporate teams. The dataset is too large for this article, but can be downloaded HERE.
by Thane Carios
(Amananth) A series of powerful explosions today damaged sections of Amananth station, as well as the Antiflux Custom Producer and the RB-4 Science Factory.
According to TRI-SEC, the station appears to be functional, but they have had no success in communicating with the station AI either via remote or hardlink. The same cannot be said for the two separate production facilities.
“The RB-4 factory is very badly damaged,” said TRI-SEC Officer Thadeus “Ace” Adder. “It’s structural integrity is at 20% and I’m not sure whether it can even be repaired — it looks pretty bad.
“The curious one,” continued Adder, “is the Antiflux CP. It shows some fairly significant external damage, and there’s no entry port, but my scans continue to report ‘no damage.’ I’ve tried several times — even docked and had my entire ship’s system rebooted.”
There is currently no evidence as to what caused the explosions at this time, but the unofficial theory is a Conflux attack, since they have attacked both Amananth station and the orbital facilities before.
(UUNN HQ) Sensors have recorded multiple major explosions in Amananth. Inquiries sent to DPDQ (the AI running the station) have been unsuccessful. Additional information will be provided when available.
(Barnard, Hypsos) President Drago Maximilian broadcast a speech throughout Hyperial today. While the address was long on rhetoric and short on details, it was clearly meant to internally rouse the national spirit.
The following is a transcript of the broadcast:
For many years we have found ourselves cast-out and separated. Quantar looked to erase us. TRI looked to control us. Solrain looked to harvest profits and intellectual property. Wave upon wave have we endured — but not without its toll.
Now, once again, as we strive to improve ourselves, we have come under attack from the Enemy . . . first, questioning our right pursue the future, seeding fear and jealousy throughout the other nations. And now . . . now they DARE to make it their mission to intrude upon out sovereign space — openly and brazenly trespassing upon YOUR space . . . YOUR inheritance. They believe we are downtrodden. They think we are impotent.
The task before us may be the most difficult which has faced us in many years. But we all have unbounded confidence, for we believe in our nation and in its eternal values. We must all unite to contribute the bricks wherewith to build our future.
We, the Leaders and the Directorate of Hyperial will therefore regard it as its first and supreme task to restore to our people a renewed unity of mind and will. It will preserve and defend the foundations on which the strength of our nation rests. Research and technology will continue to be the nucleus of our nation and our state. Standing above estates and classes, it will bring back to our people the consciousness of its racial and political unity and the obligations arising therefrom. We will re-focus the education of our youth on respect for our great past and pride in bright future.