by Thane Carios
* * * UPDATED 119.1.10.00:45 * * *
(Amananth) An apparent lucky hit caused much more significant damage than expected in yesterday’s sentient attack on Amananth Station. Some suspected that the attack was targeted at the nukes recently stockpiled on Amananth, but those items were not damaged. What was impacted was production of Flashfires, Guardians and Whistles — along with significant inventories of those same items plus Displacers as well.
Pilot Orka reported that DPDQ communicated the following message:
436f6e66 6c757820 61747461 636b6564 20726570 6f72743a 20666972 65732068 61766520 6265656e 20737570 70726573 7365643b 2064616d 61676520 61737365 73736d65 6e742069 6e207072 6f677265 73732e
This hex string translates as Conflux Attacked Report: Fires have been supressed, damage assessment in progress.
Some officials have expressed concern that black-market hoarding, panic-buying and price inflation could start if production is not restored quickly.