The new award, the Chrysalis Campaign Ribbon, is being awarded to pilots who supported the extended campaign by Quantar — some of it apparently covert — to derail and destroy what Quantar is calling, Hyperial’s renewed attempts to circumvent the co-operative program developed by the other factions — and managed by TRI Corp. — for Genetic Modifications and jump-ships.
Recipients of this unique ribbon designed specifically for this “campaign” were: Ambrosius, Blonder, Crackhead, Eismann, Hammer-BS, Jalil, Nereid, Roidrider and Valmagier — several of whom had recently been called “terrorists” by Hyperial Special Representative Dr. Viggio Ragne.
(Alexios, Amanra) Close elections always trigger strong emotions, and the recent Speaker’s election for Amanra was as close as it can get with the popular vote resulting in a tie, forcing the 100 members of the Solrain Citizens and Traders Council (STCC) to break the tie with a vote. But this election was also was overshadowed by claims that Hyperial hackers tried to sway the presidential election.
Millions of Amanrans signed an online petition stating that Ms. Whyte was unfit for the Speaker’s Chair, while anti-Whyte protesters gathered at cities across the planet.
In Alexios, more than 10,000 demonstrators braved unusually cold temperatures, chanting: “Whyte’s Not Right!”
In Arestol, protesters beat drums and waved signs saying: “Don’t let Hyperial Run Our Planet.”
On the campus of Sutonia University, hundreds of student-demonstrators cried.
We attempted to contact the incumbent Speaker, Cassia Verhal, but her spokesperson said she was not ready to make a statement at this time.
(Alexios, Amanra) The STCC has announced the results of the Speaker’s Chair for Amanra and it is long-time Council-member Lylian Whyte. The upset began when Whyte and co-challenger Daneel Ruyden both tallied 37.5% of the popular vote, ending the five-term, 15-year run for Cassia Verhal — who was largely considered the most progressive force in Solrain politics.
A 30-year veteran of the Council, ‘Lyl’ Whyte had tried to unseat Verhal three times without success. She is a long-time member of the council and close personal friend of Demeter Garreth. Her political views are extremely conservative and her fiscal positions are “traditional.”
(Barnard, Hypsos) Dr. Viggio Ragne publicly denounced yesterday’s attack in Hyperial sector: “Six Quantar pilots carried out a terrorist attack on Hyperial yesterday,” said Ragne. “The attack was an unprovoked response to an imagined threat — and now 17 people who had worked in the production building that was targeted are now dead.
“The criminals responsible for this atrocity are Ambrosius, Crackhead, Eismann, Hammer-BS, Nereid and Roidrider. Sadly our calls for help from the community went mostly unanswered so their vicious attacks took a severe toll.
“We are limited in our ability to prosecute and penalize — but let it be clearly known that these criminals are enemies or Hyperial and their political status here has been stripped. Now we call on Quantar and all of the other factions to do the civilized thing — bring these criminals to justice! Make them pay for the spouses left alone . . . the children left without a parent.”
Quantar declined an immediate statement on the pilots and the attack.
(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 has released “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!