(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.
(Hyperial Station) Hyperial Special Representative Dr. Viggio Ragne and Cicero Rnenta, Consul for Martius, met today to finalize an agreement. They released the following statement:
Today we take a step which will be long-remembered. Emperor Atticus Septus and President Drago Maximilian have reached out across the Void to form a partnership. Despite our different histories . . . our different traditions . . . our different politics, they have found enough common ground to build an important partnership that, we hope, will bring just a little bit of unity in our badly-fractured corner of space.
There were no details provided about the pact other than the fact that it would include shared research and resources, and that its impact would be felt within days.
(Solrain Core) According to sources within the STCC, 10-term Speaker Demeter Garreth will be moving her office “down the hall” as she takes over her new role as Premier of the STCC effective 118.5.1.
Garreth’s selection has been speculated-upon for the last week — with many wondering if she was even interested in the job. Until the upcoming election on 7.1, the role of Speaker for Soria will be temporarily filled by Garreth’s First Assistant, Aeolsah Radic.
An official release from the STCC is expected shortly.
(UUNN HQ) TRI Corporation announced today that it is taking the unprecedented step of placing a bounty on pilot RazorsKiss.
Since the Factions have elected to either ignore the severity of this situation or hide behind perceived administrative roadblocks, we believe we have no choice other than to find a way to create appropriate consequences ourselves.
Therefore, effective immediately and for the next 30 days, we have placed a 2 million credit bounty on the criminal RazorsKiss. We will pay the bounty for each verified destruction of his ship. In order to collect the bounty, pilots should submit a full, unedited screen shot taken at the time of the “kill” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only one bounty will be paid per pilot.
While factions have place bounties on pilots for many years, this appears to be the first time a corporation has taken such a step.
(UUNN HQ) TRI Corporation officials have said that the Mayday telemetry from the lost transport ship has stopped.
“We believe the ship has been destroyed either by storms or by Conflux — perhaps both,” said Sagrith Hubri, TRI’s Director of Manufacturing, Mercantile & Economics. “It’s a huge loss. The financial part is insured, but some of the other cargo was irreplaceable.”
Sources indicate that the cargo value was in excess of 30 million credits.