(Octavius Outpost) In a very unusual move, an additional medal has been added to the list of Festival awards. The awards committee has decided to posthumously award the Sarath’s Rage Medal to pilot Wilson. Sources who declined to be named indicated that the award was hotly debated — primarily because of Wilson’s squad (The Gang) and it’s predilection to collect certain fees from unwilling pilots.
“With him it was always about the orphans of Octavius,” said long-time friend and colleague, Liet, struggling to contain his emotions.
The Sarath’s Rage medal is awarded to “individuals who have had a long career as a combat ace.” Along with being posted to Wilson’s pilot record, the medal will also be presented to his wife, Mrs. Wilson, with the sincere condolences of the entire pilot community.
(Solrain Core) Awards for the Festival! 117 have been released — with a couple that were unexpected. “Festival! is the biggest holiday of the year,” said Garth Taren, President & CEO of TRI Corporation. “TRI Corporation works very hard and very closely with Solrain, Quantar and Octavius to sponsor a diverse series of holiday events that are available to a broad array of pilots of all levels. This year we had races, contests, missions, trivia — and even a Haiku-writing contest.”
Taren went on to say that the Festival! holiday provides a perfect platfor for special recognitions: “Festival! gets everyone’s attention in a unique way because it’s roots come from ALL of the factions. This year, we are pleased to introduce a new, very prestigious award called ‘Sarath’s Orb,’ and along with that, we are absolutely thrilled that we will be able to announce two Pilots Choice Awards because there is nothing better than being recognized by your peers.” Continue reading →
(UUNN HQ) The following events have been announced for the upcoming Festival! holiday.
THURSDAY – 117.11.23
BEER FEST FMs 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.
Complete a mission – ANY mission from 00:01 UTC on Thursday to 24:00 UTC on Saturday. The pilots with the MOST completed missions will win the following awards:
First-place winner will get the Cesium Medal and an AB-4;
Second place, Platinum Medal and an AB-3;
Third place, Antimony Medal and an EB-3.
All others with more than 10 missions completed will receive a Captain’s Commendation.
FRIDAY – 117.11.24
TRI TRIVIA CONTEST A series of trivia questions will be release on UUNN (jgnewsnet.wordpress.com) by 10:00 UTC. Answers must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
SATURDAY – 117.11.25
THE FESTIVAL! PUB CRAWL – 15:00 UTC Sponsored by The SpaceBar Pub on GBS Station, you’ll need to equip a Tow and visit ALL of the Pubs around space. The Crawl starts at The SpaceBar on GBS, where Proprietor/Bartender Torn Danton will start the race. At each of the other Pubs there will be a Guest Bartender who will give pilots a task to complete. The race will proceed from GBS to …
Although there are technical variations of what constitutes Haiku, the Library is 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 and a Captain’s Commendation badge.
Submissions for all contests must be received by midnight (UTC) 117.11.25 to be considered for an award. They should be sent to email@example.com.
(UUNN HQ) TRI-Security is looking into a systems security breach through the TR-Plog pilot log system which has temporarily eliminated access to the system. “We are working with our engineering resources to determine the extent of this breach,” said TRI-SEC Commandant Solder Ronin. “At this point we have isolated this system and have identified no further system breaches.”
This is the second time a public system security has been breached. The last time being on 117.9.18 when TRI-Databank was affected.
* * *117.11.8 UPDATE * * * TRI Engineers Report that they hope to have TRI-Plog back up and accessible by 22:00 UTC.
Voting has opened today for the 117 Pilots’ Choice Awards. Medals for Combat, Mining, Conflux Hunting, Economy Support and Leadership will be awarded to pilots receiving the most votes — though there is a seven-vote minimum to qualify for an award. A Pilots’ Choice Award can be given to ANYregistered pilot and any pilot can vote — but just once.
“This is the third year this award has been offered,” said Garth Taren, President and CEO of TRI Corporation. “Unfortunately, for the last two years, no pilot has gained the required ten votes to qualify in any category — so this year, the Factional Leadership group has lowered the qualifying number to seven. They also indicated that if there are no qualifiers this year, the award will be discontinued.”
ALL PILOTS are encouraged to participate by voting HERE
Any awards will be presented to pilots during this year’s Festival! celebration which will run from 117.11.23 through 117.11.26.
(Solrain Core) As pilots squabble over Antiflux inventories, the prices at public stations have continued to climb to record levels – selling for approximately 250% more than they were just two weeks ago.
“Markets panic, that’s just what they do,” said Ferrix Charyb, the STCC Minister of Trade. “We’ve seen some people grabbing for these rare ECMs, and today, as I look at the market, it appears that the ones that disappeared from Hyperial a few days ago have now re-appeared at Solrain Core – clearly at a very significant profit. Continue reading →