(UUNN HQ) The Office of the Tahirs has released the following statement:
We have to thank all of the pilots who contributed their valuable time to our recent mission to reprogram certain beacons to try to determine why mined asteroids are not cooling. The data gathered has been invaluable as we have been able to start to understand what is going on.
The asteroids are not cooling because they are actually vibrating. It is hardly discernible, and the vibrations are at very high frequency. What we still do not know at all is what is causing the vibration and how to stop it.
Additional missions may be required.
(Solrain Core) TRI Corporation has released the following statement:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
All station launch systems are non-operational at this time. Pods have been successfully recovered from all ships that were in-flight at the time of the system failure and there has been no loss of life. Director Yelda Mossad and her Station Systems & Maintenance engineers are working to resolve this situation as quickly as possible.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
by Yaz Shanndar
(Solrain Core) Premier Demeter Garreth announced today that the STCC has decided to establish a new Reconstruction Days holiday tradition. Each year, they will open up a poll to name a Solrain pilot — past or present — to the Solrain Hall of Fame.
“We have had so many pilots making contributions of all kinds,” said Garreth. “It’s time we put their names in lights.”
The poll is OPEN NOW so the STCC encourages you to log in and record your vote by clicking the image below.
“All you do is go to the poll, enter your vote and enter your call-sign. It takes about 30 seconds,” said Premier Garreth. “And while the nominee must be Solrain, ANY pilot for ANY faction is welcome to register a vote!” she added.
The poll will be open through midnight on Sunday 118.7.8.
by Thane Carios
(Octavius Core) Octavius Core Station sustained fairly significant damage today when it was attacked by Conflux drones and sentients.
“The attack started around 22:00 when we received alerts that some of the outbuildings were being hit,” said Oct Core Station Governor Hasdrubar Carto. “Then there were several direct nuke-hits on the station. Our sensors showed quite a few conflux in-sector, including C0s, 3s, 7s, 14s — and probably others. There were a lot.”
“One C14 was doing something at the energy transfer port. I don’t think it was able to damage anything, but we have crews out inspecting the port right now. It’s a good thing Axiomoon and Utanmadan showed up when they did. I think things could have been much worse.”
According to Carto, the damage was limited to some external armor and one cargo bay, which took a direct nuke hit. That bay had contained BCUs, Dreams, Featherfires, Flashfires, Lances, Mauls, Nitrogen and POS Markets.
“I don’t mean to downplay the loss,” said Governor Carto. “But it could have been much worse. Most of these things can be replaced easily.”
(UUNN HQ) This morning, Emperor Venticus released the following statement regarding the Octavius Feast of the Fallen holiday, which begins 118.5.25 and runs through 118.5.26.
Tomorrow we begin the Feast of the Fallen, our High Holiday. Some have asked why we have not had announcements and scheduled contests. But to me our Feast of the Fallen is not a party. It is not a time for games. This is the time when we of Octavius remember our ancestors … our heroes … because it is they who make us what we are. And through our honoring and remembering our roots we become stronger in our understanding of what it mean to be Octavius. It prepares us to become what WE will be. So as time passes, there can be more great memories to recall on the Day of Remembrance.
True sons and daughters of Octavius know how to properly celebrate this sacred time without the need for published events. A Day of Remembrance; a Day of Battle; a Day of Feasting. I urge all to experience each of these days to their fullest. And in a way that will make our honored heroes and ancestors proud!
Viris en Unitis!
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(Octavius Outpost) Three months after accounting irregularities were uncovered, Annilitech has announced that is is ceasing all operations effective immediately. In addition, an arrest warrant has been issued for former CFO Markos Theran.
Additional details will be provided as available.
(Danubia, Martius) An assassination attempt yesterday morning on Atticus Aqilus — who is Supreme Military Strategist for Octavius, as well as nephew of Emperor Septus and potential heir to the throne — was unsuccessful.
Aqilus and a few close friends were hunting in the mountains of Umbrii at approximately 07:00 when two shots were fired by an apparent sniper. The first shot grazed Marcus Digitus, a friend of Aqilus; the second killed a Praetorian Guard identified only as Kasius, who had moved to protect Aqilus.
A man-hunt for the assassin has been under way since yesterday, but the rugged terrain and a storm front moving in has hampered the efforts.