(UUNN HQ) TRI Corporation announced today that on behalf of Octavius, Quantar and Solrain, it has presented special awards to the pilots participating in the recent “Hivebuster Mission.”
Pilots Clanlord, Darkness, Gen.Tra, Morris and Tui were awarded a special Hivebuster Campaign Ribbon. The ribbon, designed specifically for this mission, is unique to this campaign and will never be awarded again. In addition, each of these five pilots has received a special award of three AB4s (deposited in their Depot storage) to recognize their willingness to continue pursuing this mission in the face of some daunting odds.
Clanlord, Gen.Tra and Morris were also awarded Defender of the Barrier medals for their significant roles in bringing about the final destruction of the targeted hives.
by Yaz Shanndar
(Quantar Core Station) Quantar celebrated the 100th birthday of Yasar El-Baz, the last remaining Quantar member of the Thrice Seven.
A small group gathered for a welcome speech by Third Tahir Dr. Silar Tashawar, which highlighted the amazing number of seminal evebnts that have happened during Yasar’s 100-year lifetime. The Tahir also took the opportunity to recognize Yasar’s years of service with two awards: Quantar’s Flame and The Spade of Karadron.
by Thane Carios
(UUNN HQ) It’s finally done. Thanks primarily to Clanlord, Gen.Tra and Morris, the targeted hives in sectors First Sight, C-3309, C-1101, C-1102,and C-2199 were destroyed and most of them have not re-spawned. And as predicted, asteroids that were staying in a high-entropy (heated) state after mining have finally begun to cool.
“Unfortunately, we still don’t know exactly what was causing the problem with mined asteroids not-cooling,” said Carlo Adiar, TRI Corp’s Assistant Director for Conflux Studies. “Nor do we know which hive(s) and sector(s) were the source. But we just didn’t have the luxury of taking the time to narrow it down one-by-one.” Continue reading
(UUNN HQ) It appears that the “Hive Buster” mission that was initiated on 118.9.25 (and then roundly ignored) has been changed and simplified. The original mission called for the completed destruction of all hives in five targeted sectors withing a one-hour period.
The “new” mission is calling for destruction of “most” of the hives, and does not appear to have a time limit.
Each of the targeted sectors had five hives. Pilot Morris has reported that some of these are not respawning after destruction — and that those that do respawn are greatly weakened.
Some pilots have questioned whether the new mission will, in fact, shut down the energy waves coming from Conflux Space that have now disrupted mining operation for months . . . or whether this is simply a tactic to get to pilots base to “try something.”
by Yaz Shanndar
(Quantar Core) The Office of the Tahirs has announced that Thrice Seven hero Yasar El-Baz will be making an appearance on Quantar Core on 118.10.27 for his 100th-birthday commemoration.
“Yasar will be making his first public appearance in a very, very long time,” said A’lena Sular, First Acolyte to the Tahirs. “He should be arriving on Rashfajan (Saturday) around 14:00 UTC. We’re not sure how long he will be able to stay, but he has insisted on being there,” she added.
Sular also said that there will be complimentary Quanus Ice, Organic Food and Water for those joining the celebration.
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 of 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
Vol. 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
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.”
(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.