Octavius Wraps Up Uneventful Holiday

UUNN Newswire

(Outpost Station)  The festivities are over, most of the celebrants have regained sobriety, the maintenance crews have finished putting Outpost Station back in order and through it all there was little news, issues or fanfare about the latest Feast of the Fallen 117 holiday.

This years highlight was Emperor Cineon’s appearance in Outpost sector to do the Recitation of Heroes.  Although it would not seem notable, Cineon’s Recitation was interrupted by a Sentient Conflux attack in 114 and Clements IV was assassinated as he was beginning his recitation in 115. Last year Emperor Septus decided that the better part of valor was discretion, and did his Recitation from the Palace Grounds on Martius. Continue reading

Quantar Celebrates Drone Destruction

UUNN Newswire

(Quantar Core)  While Hyperial has remained stone-silent, Quantar has been openly celebrating the destruction of the Rauder-1 drone jump-ship.  The Holy Office of the Tahirs has just released the following statement:

Farishaba ‘at Hamalzah!  Today we honor Valmagier, a highly-decorated Solrain Optimus, who successfully destroyed the Hyperial drone jump-ship Rauder-1 in Inner Cloud.  Admittedly he struggled with the decision whether to destroy this ship or to report its location to our enemy.  But Hamalzah was good and led our brother Hammer-BS to the location as well — which crystallized the decision for Valmagier.

For his efforts, Valmagier will receive the highest award we give to otherworlders — Quantar’s Flame.  We hope he wears this as proudly as he wears his many other Qyuantar's Flamecommendations.  In addition, Valmagier will received the promised rewards of 20 millions credits and a CM-4 . . . as well as out most sincere thanks and deepest blessings.

And we would be remiss if we did not recognize Hammer-BS for his part in this as well.  He is a loyal brother who works tirelessly for the good of Quantar … and for all.  It was his presence that was ultimately the catalyst for the destruction of Rauder-1.  Therefore, we are honored to present him with the Quantar’s Flame medal as well.  Shalim, Brother!

 

Pilots Rally to Repair Transceiver

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(UUNN HQ)  Pilots rallied yesterday to repair the damaged Subspace Transceiver in The Subspace Tansceiver - Narrow CanalNarrow Canal, to try and restore KTRI broadcasts to Solrain pilots.  According to our reports, most of the work was done by four pilots:  hifly, JokeR_GdI, Nafcon and Valmagier.  All four have received the Keval’s Thanks award for their efforts.

Now that the transceiver is fully repaired, TRI Corporation is working on reactivating it to restore broadcasts.  It is still unknown what originally caused the damage to the transceiver.

Hammer-BS Receives Keval’s Thanks

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(UUNN HQ)  STCC Minister of Citizenry, Aljia Keval, broadcast a speech today announcing medal111today that the STCC is awarding the Keval’s Thanks medal to pilot Hammer-BS, for his work in completing the recent Solrain Faction Mission to rebuild the Sabre Missile Factory in Cornea sector:

On 116.6.28 we initiated a Faction Mission to rebuild our nuclear missile production facility.  A facility that had been destroyed by Conflux attacks.  It took twenty four days to complete this mission.  This rebuilding effort required 4,000 units of Aluminum; 400 units of Gold; 3,000 units of Machined Parts;  3,000 units of Construction Materials;  2,000 units of Fiber Optics ;  500 units of CPUs; 2,000 units of Manufactured Food;  and 5,000 units of Water.

It was a BIG mission.

In fact, it was the biggest mission we have initiated in over a decade.  It required just under 20,000 units of commodity to complete.

It took us a while to tabulate the figures, and when we saw the results, we had to go back and re-do all of the calculations, because clearly there had to be an error.

But when we re-counted, the result were the same. 18,680 units of the commodities required for this mission were delivered by a SINGLE PILOT!

Well I’m here today to tell you that the pilot’s name is Hammer-BS, and for his absolutely extraordinary effort, the STCC is awarding him a medal that was given my name name, many years ago — and so it give me a very special honor to present Hammer-BS with the Keval’s Thanks award.

 

Octavius Awards Announced

UUNN Newswire

(Etruscera, Martius)  Although there was no official awards ceremony held during the Feast of the Fallen holiday, the Octavius Ministry of Culture Announced today that Emperor Septus I has approved the nomination of pilots Clanlord, Woofe and –LoneSrk- to receive the Emperor’s Emissary medal.

The Ministry of Culture announcement said “The Emperor’s Emissary is one of the high honors awarded by the Empire and these pilots have earned it on merit – each in his own way.”

Newtron Wins “The Newt!”

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) The Sarath V Memorial Library has announced that pilot Newtron has, Newtron's Choiceironically, won The Newtron Literary Award, a.k.a The Newt.  In the end, the decision was easy since Newtron submitted the only work of new fiction for the contest .

“Pilot Newtron heard about our contest and immediately responded by submitting his entire story series — which included updates to the entire series as well as on story, Newtron and the Space Cadets — which we did not have at all,” said The Librarian.  “Several of the other stories we had in hardcopy but had not yet digitized, so with this submission we will now be able to have the entire series available in the stack in short order.  Newtron is one of the great storytellers of our time and is clearly deserving of this award.”

UUNN Time-Mistake Causes Ceremony Confusion

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) Today’s ceremony for the transfer of the Enkido Kahn Log DSS and the awarding of the Emperor’s Emissary medals was tarnished by a mistake by UUNN who published the ceremony time as 16:00 UTC, when it should have been 15:00 UTC. because of this error, Hammer-BS — discoverer and decrypter of the DSS missed the ceremony entirely.

“We feel horrible about this,” said UUNN Founder and Publisher, Fence. “Especially for Hammer-BS. He played a huge role in this history-making affair, and he deserved to be there for the honors. This won’t happen again.”

Since many people missed the ceremony, the following is a transcript of the Emperor’s statements.

In-Station during the transfer of the DSS

This moment is historic for our people, and all I can say is “thank you.” I know you are not from Octavius . . . and you were not out there particularly looking for our history. Nonetheless, the two of you, because of your efforts and talents, have done something special for Octavius and something very special for me .

So I want you to know how personally grateful I am – not as an Emperor, but as someone who, a little boy, idolized Enkido Kahn and who read stories about him and emulated him in play with his friends.

Please go ahead and initiate the transfer.

Now let’s head outside to do the “official” stuff.
Awards Ceremony Outside Outpost Station
Welcome Octavius! Welcome Quantar!  . . . and Solrain.

Aveg et Honore!

Today we celebrate both glory and honor.

We celebrate the glory of one of the great heroes of Octavius, whose voice has come back to us through the ages. We honor the pilots who have made this possible.

In the year 38AT, Enkido Kahn – one of the great heroes of Octavius and a revered son of Cinatus – made one of the great discoveries of our era.  He made a decision to divert from his mission of scanning anomalies for jumpgate construction and investigate a dim star . . .  He took a great risk, and he changed history with his discovery of Amananth.

Because of the efforts and talents of two pilots, Hammer-BS and Jalil, his voice has come echoing back to us through the years . . . from a time on the eve of his great discovery.  We hear his determination, his dreams and his doubt. And our hero becomes a REAL person to us.  And so today, we celebrate the reality of Enkido Kahn and we honor Hammer-BS and Jalil.

To that end… It is my honor and my pleasure, to present the Emperor’s Emissary medal to Hammer-BS and Jalil.  Their efforts have made Enkido Kahn alive to us again. And their generosity bring the remnants of his log back to us so that we may remember and honor him better.

Aveg et Honore to Enkido Kahn!
Aveg et Honore to Hammer-BS!
Aveg et Honore to Jalil!

There was also a bit of excitement shortly after the Emperor had docked at Outpost when a pirate name Huzzah made his way toward outpost Sector and was fought primarily by pilot Clanlord and the station’s defense drones, but with Jalil actually landing the kill-shot.