(UUNN HQ) In a very tightly-contested vote, Hammer-BS edged out Nessos for this year Shahir Assad Award. This is only the second time this medal has been awarded, the first being in 118 when the award went to Tezrend. Other pilots receiving votes were Cagle, Jalil and Spork. Two votes were not counted — one being for a Solrain pilot and the other for a pilot not on the duty roster.
The Shahir Assad (“The Shining Lion”) is awarded to Quantar pilots who have been honored by their peers for a lifetime of exceptional service to The Children of Hamalzah.
(UUNN HQ) Quantar has opened voting for its prestigious Shahir Assad award. The following was released by the Office of the Tahirs:
We Quantar are walkers of many paths: miners and philosophers … zealots and diplomats … warriors, scientists, evangelists. Each have their place within our society and within our history. The Fa’hil Memta calls on all people of Quantar to vote for a Quantar Masafiir (jump-pilot) – past or present – a Shahir Assad, the shining lion, embodying the very best of our culture, our religion and our race.
(UUNN HQ) The voting for this year’s Solrain Hall of Fame ended up in a dead heat between GrimGriz and Jump (aka JumpDemon) — which was ionic since both parties profess loyalty to Hyperial.
The consulting firm of Lunkwill and Fook (L&F) was hired by the STCC to verify that there was no tampering by Hyperial. Once that was ruled-out, L&F created a random selection algorithm — which chose GrimGriz as the inductee for 120 AT.
Because of GrimGriz‘s Hyperial allegiance, several members of the STCC called for the selection to be voided, but they were unable to garner enough votes to do so.
(Solrain Core) Cleanup crews didn’t have to put in any overtime after this, most recent, Reconstruction Days holiday. To be fair, as in recent years there has been a far smaller event lineup than there was in days past, but participation this year was minimal and
First there was the “Holiday Mission” — a mission to haul in the commidities needed to manufacture Electronics was completed in time for the end of the holiday. The mission was completed by Quantar pilot Hammer-BS.
There was also a “Rediscovering the Past” artifact contest. The winner once again, Quantar pilot Hammer-BS. Here are the details:
First-place: Hammer_BS (91) Cesium Medal and EB-3/2/1 stack
Second place Aeghwhyn (46) Platinum Medal and an EB-3
Third place NUBERANGER (30) Antimony Medal and an EB-2
(Solrain Core) After skipping a year, The Premier’s Office has announced the opening of of a poll for another Solrain Hall of Fame inductee. This poll will remain open through the end of the day (UTC) on Saturday 120.7.11.
All Citizens of Solrain are encouraged to vote ***HERE***
On 120.6.19, pilots reported unusual spawns in GVB . . .
. . . and then an GBS-gate infestation disappeared in front of them without them launching a missle!
There were suggestions that Lithium could be involved . . . so who knows . . . but my sources say Aeghwhyn and DUBERANGER will be receiving Flux Buster patches for scaring-off an infestation with their mere presence.
(Octavius Core Station) Pilot Aeghwhyn, the founder of squad Independence, has been selected as this year’s Phalera Maxima Award winner. This award, which is in just its second year, is voted upon by the citizens of Octavius. Last year’s winner was Clanlord. Aeghwhyn won this year receiving 40% of the vote. Other significant vote-getters included Algore, Amananthy and _RAZAAR_.
“There seemed to be a bit of confusion this year,” said one official responsible for tabulating the votes. “We had people voting twice, we had non-Octs voting and we had votes cast after the deadline. But whether you counted just the qualifying votes or counted all of the votes, Aeghwhyn was the winner either way — so there’s no disputing the result.”
(UUNN HQ)TRI-SEC announced today that is is calling off the manhunt for the clone-pilot -Gent-. Those who participated in the manhunt that resulted in the capture of the other two clones — Gent (Solrain) and _Gent_ (Octavius) — have been rewarded as follows:
Two Tache’s Crest medals have been awarded to pilot Aion for the capture and arrest of the Gent and _Gent_ clones. Aion also received 2 million credits in bounty reward from Octavius.
The new Paladins Pride pin has been awarded to Kefla (two pins) for his assistance in pursuing and apprehending the clones; and to GrimGriz for providing intel on a clone’s location. GrimGriz also received 250,000credits for that information.
The Office of Governor Hasdrubar Carto has also announced that it is discontinuing its bounty and information offers on the one clone who has not been apprehended.
(UUNN HQ) Edgar Reece Industries (E.R.I.) has announced that it has received approval for awards to be given to the winners and participants in its The Dark Encounter Arena series: Shuttles in the Dark, which was held on 120.5.3; and Lil Fighters in The Dark, which was held on 120.5.6.
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E.R.I. would like to thank the proud pilots of TRI who have made the launch of The Dark Encounter Arena not only a great bio-medical success, but also a great welcoming of our Company to your community in the Stars. In how short a time were 3 fully functioning battle POS constructed and stocked? I would love to claim E.R.I. had managed this impressive feat – but it was only with the pilots of TRI and their surprising willingness to experiment with prototype technology that allowed the first series of events in The Dark Encounter Arena to even take place.
Perhaps most surprising was the assistance that came to us from the Quantar Brotherhood. Pilot MLDeath single-handedly fulfilled the stocking requirements of all 3 stations for a nominal fee, and took the sudden-death beacon control win in the second round of Shuttles in the Dark. Pilot Nessos tested the first prototype of consciousness projection technology and has reported no ill effects! Military Legends spork and Ambrosius were the star competitors in the final round Lil’ Fighters in The Dark and took the victories with both score and beacon control.
Solrain pilots that contributed or participated include GrimGriz who cleared his criminal record to get in line with E.R.I. requirements, and then competed in all events using our experimental technology. Pilot Atlantis helped beta test the technology and set up for the event. Pilot Gucky competed in the opening round of Shuttles in the Dark for Solrain, and Pilot DrPerky squared off against elite veterans from the other factions in Lil’ Fighters in The Dark.
Some of the best pilots Octavius has to offer also assisted in the opening of The Dark Encounter Arena. Pilot _RAZAAR_ flew alongside pilot C-note for a decisive Aptyrex win in the opening round of Shuttles in The Dark, and was leading the score in round 2 when MLDeath claimed the sudden-death Beacon. Octavian Vanguard pilot Algore represented the faction against Quantar’s Legends.
We have submitted the paperwork to the Bureau for awards for all competitors in this initial series of Dark Encounters, and extend our corporate gratitude to the others that helped make this possible – specifically the capital contributions of Nafcon and Lovemonk, silent pillars of this endeavor.
The Dark Encounter Arena is Edgar Reece Industries bringing competitive sporting to the Space Lanes, where Violence is only one path to Victory.