It’s Hellion Day!

by Yaz Shanndar

(Wake Station) Here’s a “Fact of the Day” for you …

Although it’s not considered a holiday anymore, some older Sols will remember today as “Hellion Day.”  It is a commemoration of the day that has traditionally marked the end ofhellion the Dark Age that followed The Great Collapse — the day when Sorian explorers first landed on the planet Hellion.

Many non-Solrains don’t know it, but Hellion was a product of The Great Collapse, which altered its orbit so much that it’s frozen oceans melted.  The newly-thawed planet was discovered in 1,959 BT and terraforming began in 4,908 BT — but the first explorers did not arrive until 1707.10.15 BT on the ship New Dawn. Continue reading

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The (Unregulated) Update

unregulated-updateVol. II, No. 9 – by Ares Kiden

Pilots Balk at Mission

Almost three weeks ago, it was announced that an analysis of the data that had been gathered by faction missions suggested that a series of Hives in Conflux Space were responsible for the months-long problem with mined asteroids not cooling down.  Since that time there have been a few test forays into Conflux Space, but pilots have clearly balked at taking on the mission to destroy the hives.  Most just have not shown their faces … a few have been very vocal about how impossible the mission was.

But to me the most odd thing is that no one has actually tried.  It’s not like a group has gotten together to try to destroy the 25 identified hives and failed … not even once.  Continue reading

“FluxPert” Suggests Hive Strategy

by Yaz Shanndar

(UUNN HQ)  Xenobiologist and Conflux “expert” Professor Athena ShaiDen believes she has uncovered a potential strategy for destroying the targeted Flux hives.  “I have been monitoring the telemetry from the test-runs against the hives,” said ShaiDen.  “Mr. Adiar is absolutely correct in his assessment that timing is everything.  But I think one thing that no one has publicly discussed is that longer-established hives are much more difficult to destroy than newly-spawned ones — which only take about 5 nukes to take out.”

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T7 Centenarian Celebration Planned

UUNN Newswire

(Quantar Core Station) The Office of the Tahirs announced today that all of Quantar will be celebrating the 100th birthday of Yasar El-Baz on 118.10.27.  Yasar is best known as one of the Quantar members of the Thrice Seven, but he also created the earliest post-collapse asteroid map of Quantar space, and had a long career in mining and exploration.  He is the last surviving member of the Quantar T7s.

No details on the celebrations have, as yet, been released.