by Yaz Shanndar
(Hyperial Station) Everything on Hypsos went quiet for 15 minutes at noon today in remembrance of former President Dr. Kelvin Rauder whose 60th birthday it would have been today.
Rauder was elected on 098.4.1 and served as Hyperial President for more than 11 years up to his assassination on 109.11.5 — less than a year short of his 12-year term. From 12:00 to 12:15 (UTC) all businesses were shut down and comm-networks went silent. President, Drago Maximilian released the following statement.
Today, on his birthday, we remember the life of Dr. Kelvin Rauder — a man who led us through very interesting times. He stood strong against TRI, who refused us our rights because its strings were being pulled by the faction overlords. He opposed every Quantar attempt to undermine us. And through it all, he lead Hyperial to become a preeminent center of manufacturing and trade.
by Yaz Shanndar
(Quantar Depot) After pilots called for Faction Missions, Quantar and Octavius responded yesterday with missions revolving around Magnesium — which has been in very short supply for a long time.
The Quantar mission is to mine ice. Unfortunately it kicked off with a bug in the mission program (which has supposedly been fixed now). The Oct mission is to haul Magnesium to it’s Depot station for storage. The challenge is that Ice ore yields only 3% magnesium, so it’ll require lots of coordinated work to get these things done. Continue reading
Vol. II, No. 2 – by Ares Kiden
For about a week we were seeing some rather unusual sentient activity that typically include concurrent markers all over space, infestation and a few sent-fights with pilots. I’m told things have been quiet so far this week.
Flux Geek vs Flux Hunter
And related to the Sent-flurry, we had TRI Corp bureaucrat Carlo Adiar blaming flux-hunting pilot RazorsKiss (Adiar “erroneously” called him RazorCut — which was kind of funny if you ask me) for the surge in conflux actvity — basically saying the conflux were retaliating. RazorsKiss took offense and challenges Adiar to a duel (yeah … they’re Octs). TRI’s PR department jumped into the middle and everyone went grumbling back to their corners. Continue reading
(UUNN HQ) Workers at unregulated stations across space have walked out on a wildcat strike, bringing mass-refining activity of several base commodities to a virtual halt.
“We have no union to look out for our needs and we’re sick and tired of working in horrible conditions for half the pay offered by the big Faction stations,” said one worker who asked not to be identified. “Enough is enough. There are other ways to make a living.”
Automated ore-refining operations at all locations will continue uninterrupted, and a small group of ice-refiners on GBS Station has elected not to participate in the strike.
(Solrain Core) TRI Corporation has released the following statement, responding to a complaint about statements made by Carlo Adiar, its Asst. Director of Conflux Studies:
Although we will not refute the basic premise raised by Mr. Adiar — that there may very well be a cause/effect relationship between current surge in sentient Conflux activity and the extensive Conflux-hunt operation held two weeks ago — we believe that the way in which his message was delivered was not ideal. For that we will apologize.
But we will very clearly point out that Mr. Adiar neither stated nor intended any disrespect to pilot samwise, in whose honor the conflux-hunt was held. Any contention otherwise is without substance or merit.
by Thane Carios
(Solrain Core Station) During a regular briefing today, when he was asked about possible reasons for the recent spate of Conflux sentient activity, TRI Corporation’s Conflux Specialist, Carlo Adiar pointed directly at jump-pilots.
“C’mon, isn’t it obvious?” he responded to a somewhat-shocked audience. “This pilot, RazorCut arranges a huge flux hunt where they kill like 30,000 drones. Then a few days later we see sentients everywhere, infestations everywhere and increased swarm activity to boot. What did they think would happen? And they cry about not having any Antiflux?”
When asked if he was aware of any plans for a tactical response, Adiar said, “Listen, we’re not a military organization. We have our finger on the pulse of what is going on and we consult with any faction that engages us. The Conflux situation has been nominal since the Dark Crossroads smack-down . . . but now because some pilots decide to organize a massive flux-hunt and pimp their stats, space has become much, much more dangerous for everyone.”
(Halicon, Soria) Sorian Bancorp, a major debt-holder for Annihilitech, Inc., has called for an an independent review into accounting irregularities at the multifactional manufacturer.
Annihilitech announced that new information had emerged which required investigation into accounting irregularities, and said it was unable to publish its financial results as a result. In the same statement, the corporation also announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Markos Theran would be leaving the company with immediate effect.
Annihilitech said in a statement that it would release its audited 118 consolidated financial statements when it is in a position to do so.
* * * * * BREAKING NEWS! * * * * *
(UUNN HQ) Pilots are reporting that today around 19:00 UTC, conflux sentient warning markers began appearing all over space, with markers in Amananth, Canis 9502, Hyperian Hook, Outer Third, Pulsar, and Purian Lake. ALL pilots are urged to exercise extreme caution.
(UUNN HQ) Squad FluxGuts announced today that it has decided to move it base of operations from Amananth to Hyperial space, publishing the following letter:
To the President and Directorate of Hyperial, Greetings.
This is a formal announcement that Squad FluxGuts will begin the process of moving their primary sphere of operations to Hyperial space for the duration of the current Conflux aggression towards Hyperial. We, of course, will only concern ourselves with combating the Conflux while in your territory; as has long been my policy – whatever the Conflux want – they can’t have. Right now, that seems to be a blockade of Hyperial space. That is what we aim to deny them. I believe you know of me, and my squad – we recently put on a bit of a pyrotechnics display in honor of my old squadmate, samwise. As you read, that Fluxhunt was to focus on clearing the space lanes surrounding the bottleneck to your factional territory. This new move is phase 2 of our response to their recent incursions. My squadmate, Sinver, has been based in your territory for some time – but we’re preparing to base our entire squad’s active operations in Hyperial, instead of Amananth, as New Dawn did. I have an ulterior motive for this, but as I said, I wish to make a show of good faith by actually keeping to the terms of The Reconstruction Initiative, and keeping your space lanes safe, since you do not have a space capability of your own at present, due to pressures brought to bear by certain elements. I’m not prepared to argue the merits of that decision at this time – but believe me when I say that I have no animus towards Hyperial, and am concerned only with the safety of your sectors, and that of the pilots who come there to trade. If you are willing, we are prepared to move the venerable Conflux War Command Center, which I have recently unsealed and returned to service, to Hyperial Station. I will, of course, await your pleasure, and the authorization of your Station Governor before making such a move, however.
Once our bona fides are sufficiently established, perhaps we can then discuss some matters of mutual benefit. In the meantime, I hope that our actions demonstrate our friendship to Hypsos, and her people.
Razorat “RazorsKiss” Kathonar
Octavian Optimus, FluxGuts CO.
by Yaz Shanndar
(UUNN HQ) After a week-long flux-hunt with 26 pilots participating, the Samwise Memorial Flux Hunt came to an end last Saturday. The event, which was sponsored by pilot RazorsKiss of squad FluxGuts had pilots of all level rushing to max out their conflux-kill-counts, and even had a few long-missing veterans returning returning to honor pilot Samwise — who, sadly, passed-on last year.
Top prizes for the overall number of flux-kills went to:
Sinver (3,025 flux kills) – Cesium Medal; 2mm credits; PCE-5
Rail69 (1,490 flux kills) – Platinum Medal; 1mm credits; PCS-1
Cyraxx666 (1,272 flux kills) – Antimony Medal; 500k credits
All other participants received a Captain’s Commendation for their efforts; and RazorsKiss is being awarded the Echoes of Hope award for his significant efforts in sponsoring, promoting and running the week-long contest. Continue reading