DSS Riddle Deepens

by Yaz Shanndar

(UUNN HQ) Further follow-up discussions has revealed a yet deeper mystery to the “message” on the DSS-3 recently data-recovered and decrypted by Jalil Aq’tamm and Hammer-BS.  We have now learned that image hidden within the first image somehow leads to a cryptic survey titled The Inquest (25.3.5010).  Inquest

When asked about his recent decryption revelation, Hammer-BS said, “There were 4 phases of decryption from octal numbers to text, from text to image, from image to qr-code and from qr-code to survey. Especially the hidden image was tough to find as there’s no obvious clue that it is there.” Continue reading

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DSS Duo Unveils Image Riddles

by Yaz Shanndar

(UUNN HQ)  DSS expert Jalil Aq’tamm announced last week that he had recovered an especially large, clean dataset from a DSS3 that he believed to contain some sort of media file.  Within hours, his unofficial partner, Hammer-BS, had decrypted that file and determined it to be an image.  The issue was that the image just did not make a lot of 3_marksense.

The slightly-distorted image was a red imprint with the numeral “3” in each of the corners, and a horn at the center of an oveal with words surrounding it.  According to Hammer-BS it was some sort of very ancient currency used specifically to procure communication services. Continue reading

Quantar Tahirs Shut Down Nuke Production; STCC Follows Suit

UUNN Newswire

Early this morning, the Office of the Tahirs decided that it is temporarily discontinuing on-station production of nukes, while the issues of storage, security and maintenance are debated.

Just a few hours later, the STCC decided to adopt the same approach.

No “official” statements have been released as of yet.

Protester Dies in QC Explosion

UUNN Newswire

 * * * * * BREAKING NEWS * * * * *

(UUNN HQ) In the midst of the controversy over the growing nuclear missile stockpiles, an explosion was reported in Quantar Core sector causing panic and a brief lock-down on the station.

Station Governor Delphia Neamru released the following statement:

Today at approximately 19:00 UTC, there was an explosion outside Quantar Core Station.  The reports are that one of the individuals protesting nuclear stockpiles apparently rented an orbital shuttle and loaded four nuclear missiles into its cargo.  Shortly after launch, the missiles detonated.  It is unclear whether this was intentional or an accident.  Unfortunately, orbital shuttles do not have LifePod(tm) escape pods.

Other than the unfortunate death of the shuttle pilot, the only other damage was to the Chinook Naval Yard.  The damage is slight and should be repaired shortly

TRI Reports System Problems

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) TRI Information Systems (TRIIS) has reported that some of its databases have been corrupted:

tri_logoYesterday (119.3.22) at about 15:50 UTC, we experienced a significant failure in our reporting systems databases. Systems Engineers are currently working to rectify the problem, but due to the extent of the issues it may take 24 to 48 hours before this is corrected.  We need to restore backups and determine the source of the failure before systems can be fully brought back online.

This failure impacts only our our Flight Duty Reporting and Market systems.  All station, launch and jumpgate systems are operating nominally.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

 ***** UPDATE *****

This issue has been corrected but pilots are asked to monitor the Beacons Held and Pure Asteroid Mined counters.  Please report any irregularities to tri@tri-subspace.net

Disputed Structure Destroyed

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  The long-disputed Phosphorous Nanoproducer in Hyperial Station sector was destroyed in the early hours today.  The structure which was built approximately fifteen years ago, became a center of controversy in 117.6 when Quantar claimed it had received evidence that the building also housed a secret Hyperial GenMod (genetic modificiations) test facility.  The building was severely damaged on 117.7 in a coordinated attack by pilots AmbrosiusCrackheadEismannHammer-BSNereid and Roidrider.  nano assembler

The building remained in that state until 119.2.28 when when several explosions almost destroyed it — which some believed was Quantar retribution for pilot GrimGriz destroying a damaged Duelist factory in Omni IV on the birthday anniversary of former Hyperial President, the late Dr Kelvin Rauder. Continue reading

Equipment Ejected from Station

by Yaz Shanndar

(Hyperial Station) If you happened to be in Hyperial station sector early this morning, you may have seen some shields, power plants, guns and other equipment floating around in space.

“It’s all Quant stuff,” said Renn Torrey, the station’s Dockmaster.  “I got the word from up top — ‘dump the stuff.’  Most of it’s crap anyway.  Pretty tired of Quantar’s pompous oppression, so . . . out it goes.”

Torrey said that the only Quantar Equipment left on the station was mining equipment — which would be ‘tolerated’ in limited quantities.

“Tell all the pilots . . . don’t be wastin time haulin in no more Quant stuff,” said Torrey.  “I’ll just dump it out the back door with the rest of the trash.”