(Hyperial) Hyperial Special Representative, Dr. Viggio Ragne announced today that Jalil Aq’tamm, the well-known data recovery expert, is a fugitive from Hyperial and that a 10 million credit bounty has been placed on him.
According to Ragne, Aq’tamm had been wanted by Hyperial Security for questioning and his ship had been impounded — but somehow he evaded authorities and was able to gain access to his ship and launch.
Aq’tamm is no stranger to manhunts and intrigue. In late 114, he went missing after working on a mysterious DSS decryption. It was revealed later that he was actually in hiding after avoiding an attempted abduction. After releasing the decryption he eventually came out of hiding and began an independent DSS data recovery business, often aided by pilot Hammer-BS.
There have been no reports of Aq’tamm’s current location, though it is thought he has not ventured far from Hyperial.
UPDATE: To collect the bounty on Jalil Aq’tamm, a screen shot showing the “kill message” should be sent to Hyperial: email@example.com.
(Quantar Core) The Quantar Holy Office of the Tahirs is claiming that they have evidence that Hyperial has been secretly pursuing a genetic modification program with the goal of rebuilding its fleet of jump-capable ships.
“We now know what Hyperial’s secret faction missions have been all about,” said First Tahir Penjia Neamru. “We already knew that they were testing jump-ship technology, because of the Rauder-1 drone. Now we know that they have also been secretly pursuing their own genetic modification program. The goal is clear. Rebuilding their fleet .”
Quantar claims that the Hyperial program is code named “Chrysalis” and that it began over two years ago, with testing beginning early this year. The Tahirs have also released an image (seen below) allegedly taken inside the Chrysalis GenMod lab. It is likely that is was this information that was taken from Hyperial last declared to be contraband last Wednesday. It is unclear whether Octavius was working with Quantar to obtain and publish the information.
(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 commendations. 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!
(UUNN HQ) Hyperial was quick to respond to Quantar’s call for the destruction of Rauder-1. “Quantar’s hawkish response to everything we do is getting tiresome,” said Dr. Viggio Ragne, Special Representative for the Office of the President. “But let me be absolutely clear. Any pilot who wantonly destroys this drone, will VERY unwelcome in Hyperial, and may find themselves hunted just as vigorously as they hunted Rauder-1.”
(UUNN HQ) Pilots have reported today that they encountered very high-level conflux in a kind of “stealth swarm” that appears to be running through Quantar space.
“I was trying to dock at Quantar core as I saw a rookie pilot named Alter,” said pilot Valmagier, who was the first to notify UUNN of this phenomenon. “Suddenly more than 20 conflux spawned — mostly stingrays. I was not able to escape or dock in time… and got a POD ride… I don’t know what happened to the rookie pilot.”
Pilots have reported being attacked by this swarm in Quantar Core, Omni IV and Omni V sectors. Pilots are encourages to exercise extreme caution, taking time to check for the swarm when jumping into a new sector.
(Hyperial) The Hyperial Department of Technology announced that is has successfully tested a prototype drone jump-ship.
Today we successfully completed the initial jump tests of a prototype remotely controlled jump-ship. The ship, named Rauder-1 in honor of our former president, successfully ran an anomaly scan mission in Outer Cloud sector — two jumps from Hyperial. All commands were executed within parameter and we are currently analyzing the logs for all systems.
This is the first time in recent history that Hyperial has had direct control of a jump-ship. Because it never joined TRI, Hyperial has no access to the genetic modification process needed by jump pilots and has previously had to rely on mercenary pilots.
Sources indicate that the Hyperial prototype ships actually used an Octavian Peregrine hull.