Hypsos Holds Planet-Wide Remembrance of Dr. Kelvin Rauder

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.

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Factions Respond to Pilot Calls for Missions

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.

FM 118.2.23

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

The (Unregulated) Update

unregulated-updateVol. II, No. 2 – by Ares Kiden

Sentient Flurry
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

Workers Call Wildcat Strike!

UUNN Newswire

(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.

TRI Corp Responds to Pilot Complaint

UUNN Newswire

(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.

Conflux Specialist Blames Pilots for Conflux Aggression

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.”

Accounting Irregularities Investigated at Annihilitech

UUNN Newswire

(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.