by Thane Carios
(Solrain Core) A DSS that was decrypted on 2.26 included something that appeared to be the date 3674.3.9. It appears to be using the Sorian Standard calendar — which would make the date 3136 BT. We asked Professor D. Karr of the University of Solrain at Sol Core (USSC) to give us a statement on the find.
“It’s pretty impossible to make any judgement on this. If this is authentic — and if, in fact 3674.3.9 is a date and not some other kind of counter — it would be the oldest piece of history found to date. Right now, our verified history starts at 2690 BT. Anything before that is legend. So this would push that ‘history’ back more than 500 years. That being said, it would not not be very usable history since this just appears to be a system diagnostic of some sort. Not sure how that could add to our knowledge.”
When asked about the mention of ‘TRI,’ Professor Karr responded, “Well . . . if ‘TRI’ means The Reconstruction Initiative or TRI Corporation, then 3674.3.9 isn’t a date. If 3674.3.9 is a date, then ‘TRI’ has some other connotation. It’s that simple.”
by Yaz Shanndar
(Quantar Depot) After pilots called for Faction Missions, Quantar and Octavius responded yesterday with missions revolving around Magnesium — which has been in very short supply for a long time.
The Quantar mission is to mine ice. Unfortunately it kicked off with a bug in the mission program (which has supposedly been fixed now). The Oct mission is to haul Magnesium to it’s Depot station for storage. The challenge is that Ice ore yields only 3% magnesium, so it’ll require lots of coordinated work to get these things done. Continue reading
Vol. II, No. 2 – by Ares Kiden
For about a week we were seeing some rather unusual sentient activity that typically include concurrent markers all over space, infestation and a few sent-fights with pilots. I’m told things have been quiet so far this week.
Flux Geek vs Flux Hunter
And related to the Sent-flurry, we had TRI Corp bureaucrat Carlo Adiar blaming flux-hunting pilot RazorsKiss (Adiar “erroneously” called him RazorCut — which was kind of funny if you ask me) for the surge in conflux actvity — basically saying the conflux were retaliating. RazorsKiss took offense and challenges Adiar to a duel (yeah … they’re Octs). TRI’s PR department jumped into the middle and everyone went grumbling back to their corners. Continue reading
(UUNN HQ) Workers at unregulated stations across space have walked out on a wildcat strike, bringing mass-refining activity of several base commodities to a virtual halt.
“We have no union to look out for our needs and we’re sick and tired of working in horrible conditions for half the pay offered by the big Faction stations,” said one worker who asked not to be identified. “Enough is enough. There are other ways to make a living.”
Automated ore-refining operations at all locations will continue uninterrupted, and a small group of ice-refiners on GBS Station has elected not to participate in the strike.
(Solrain Core) TRI Corporation has released the following statement, responding to a complaint about statements made by Carlo Adiar, its Asst. Director of Conflux Studies:
Although we will not refute the basic premise raised by Mr. Adiar — that there may very well be a cause/effect relationship between current surge in sentient Conflux activity and the extensive Conflux-hunt operation held two weeks ago — we believe that the way in which his message was delivered was not ideal. For that we will apologize.
But we will very clearly point out that Mr. Adiar neither stated nor intended any disrespect to pilot samwise, in whose honor the conflux-hunt was held. Any contention otherwise is without substance or merit.
by Thane Carios
(Solrain Core Station) During a regular briefing today, when he was asked about possible reasons for the recent spate of Conflux sentient activity, TRI Corporation’s Conflux Specialist, Carlo Adiar pointed directly at jump-pilots.
“C’mon, isn’t it obvious?” he responded to a somewhat-shocked audience. “This pilot, RazorCut arranges a huge flux hunt where they kill like 30,000 drones. Then a few days later we see sentients everywhere, infestations everywhere and increased swarm activity to boot. What did they think would happen? And they cry about not having any Antiflux?”
When asked if he was aware of any plans for a tactical response, Adiar said, “Listen, we’re not a military organization. We have our finger on the pulse of what is going on and we consult with any faction that engages us. The Conflux situation has been nominal since the Dark Crossroads smack-down . . . but now because some pilots decide to organize a massive flux-hunt and pimp their stats, space has become much, much more dangerous for everyone.”
(UUNN HQ) Squad FluxGuts announced today that it has decided to move it base of operations from Amananth to Hyperial space, publishing the following letter:
To the President and Directorate of Hyperial, Greetings.
This is a formal announcement that Squad FluxGuts will begin the process of moving their primary sphere of operations to Hyperial space for the duration of the current Conflux aggression towards Hyperial. We, of course, will only concern ourselves with combating the Conflux while in your territory; as has long been my policy – whatever the Conflux want – they can’t have. Right now, that seems to be a blockade of Hyperial space. That is what we aim to deny them. I believe you know of me, and my squad – we recently put on a bit of a pyrotechnics display in honor of my old squadmate, samwise. As you read, that Fluxhunt was to focus on clearing the space lanes surrounding the bottleneck to your factional territory. This new move is phase 2 of our response to their recent incursions. My squadmate, Sinver, has been based in your territory for some time – but we’re preparing to base our entire squad’s active operations in Hyperial, instead of Amananth, as New Dawn did. I have an ulterior motive for this, but as I said, I wish to make a show of good faith by actually keeping to the terms of The Reconstruction Initiative, and keeping your space lanes safe, since you do not have a space capability of your own at present, due to pressures brought to bear by certain elements. I’m not prepared to argue the merits of that decision at this time – but believe me when I say that I have no animus towards Hyperial, and am concerned only with the safety of your sectors, and that of the pilots who come there to trade. If you are willing, we are prepared to move the venerable Conflux War Command Center, which I have recently unsealed and returned to service, to Hyperial Station. I will, of course, await your pleasure, and the authorization of your Station Governor before making such a move, however.
Once our bona fides are sufficiently established, perhaps we can then discuss some matters of mutual benefit. In the meantime, I hope that our actions demonstrate our friendship to Hypsos, and her people.
Razorat “RazorsKiss” Kathonar
Octavian Optimus, FluxGuts CO.