(Khalar Fa’el, Quanus)Rabb Nost’avor, the Seneschal of The Temple of Roh in Khalar Fa’el, made a surprising statement today, clearly breaking ranks with the Tahirs. “The Fa’hil Memta is supposed to be the ‘voice of our people.’ They are not supposed to be politicians, diplomats or warlords. They are supposed to be conduits.”
“While Hyperial has been an adversary as long back as our memory travels, we have to live in the present — and I’m not sure that the majority of the people would support the recent actions,” said Nost’avor. “It is conceivable that the destroyed research could have benefited Quantar.”
(Quantar Core Station) Third Tahir, Dr. Silar Tashawar made a statement today about the recent attack on Hyperial assets, breaking an unusual period of silence.
“Speaking strictly as Silar Tashawar — not as a member of the Fa’hil Memta — I want to express my admiration and gratitude for the work of Ambrosius, Crackhead, Eismann, Hammer-BS, Nereid and Roidrider.
These pilots carried out a mission at our direction, and successfully completed it. Although we attempted to maintain strict secrecy, they survived multiple ambush attempts and successfully destroyed the ‘Chrysalis’ Genetic Modifications lab that Hyperial had secretly constructed within the Phosphorous factory.
“These pilots are heroes, not terrorists. I now call on my fellow Tahirs to join with me in giving them the official recognition they absolutely deserve.”
Dr. Tashawar is the newest member of the Fa’hil Memta. After the assassination of Queliar Neamru, the Qua’ it tahir elected Tashawar as the new Third Tahir on 111.3.18.
(Solrain Core) The event lineup for this year’s Reconstruction Days holiday — which from from Friday 117.7.7. through Sunday 117.7.9 — has finally been released by the STCC:
1. Name the Heroes
This is a trivia-type event. Full details will be released on the Friday, so keep an eye on UUNN! Answers, submitted to STCC@tri-subspace.net will be due by Saturday 117.7.8 at 24:00 UTC.
2. What’s YOUR Story?
The Henge is a pre-collapse site that dates to approximately 2,800BT. Its massive structures and ancient technology have puzzled archaeologists and engineers for decades upon decades. The most popular theory is that it’s a launch site, but there is no real data to back that up.
Tell us your story about what The Henge’s original purpose was – and maybe detail its eventual demise. Was it a technological wonder? Was it an epic failure? How long did it operate?
Your story does not have to be scientifically accurate — just creative! We’re not looking for a novel, plot or characters (but feel free, if you want) – just your description. Make it long or make it short. Make it funny or make it tragic. It’s up to you.
The WINNER will get a Cesium Medal – and 100u of Cesium!
The RUNNER-UP will get a Platinum Medal and 100u of Platinum!
ALL OTHER entrants will receive a Captain’s Commendation and an Antiflux.
3. The Production Race – Saturday 117.7.8 at 15:00 UTC
Fire up your favorite Market Tool and Race against friends and foes alike to manufacture an item that we will announce. The race will begin at Cornea Station and will end there exactly 90 minutes later. Use any ship. Use any equipment. The thing you need MOST will be your brains!
The pilot who delivers the MOST of the requested items will win a Cesium Medal and 5 million credits! The second and third-place finishers will win the Platinum and Antimony medals respectively.
There must be at least three racers in order for this race to be run.
(Cornea Station) With just three days to go before the polls close, the STCC says that the election is one of the closest three-way contests it’s seen in years, with the challengers in a dead heat, and the incumbent trailing by about 12%.
If the early results hold true, it will be a shocking defeat for Speaker Verhal and her Progressive Party. Clearly she is hoping for a big late turnout.
(Cornea Station) The STCC has opened the voting for the final runoff election for the Speaker for Amanra. The voting will be open until 117.6.30, and the final election results will be announced during the upcoming Founders Day holiday which runs from 117.7.7 through 117.7.9.
The finalist candidates for this triennial election are council members:
Daneel Ruyden – Ruyden is a fairly new council member and this is his first runoff. Ruyden’s voting record is usually moderate with regard to foreign affairs and conservative when it comes to fiscal matters.
Cassia Verhal – Verhal has been Speaker for 15 years and is generally considered as the most progressive of the speakers. She has sometimes found herself allied with Hellion’s Imogen Hugin against the powerful veteran Demeter Garreth
Lylian Whyte – A 30-year veteran of the Council, ‘Lyl’ Whyte has 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.”
(Solrain Core) In a surprising outcome, the funding applied-for by Conflux expert Professor Athena ShaiDen of Sutonia University was denied by Sorian Bank. The loan, which most expected to be granted, was to help mass-produce a special kind of narrow-beam scanner ShaiDen had developed. The scanner was used to take readings from Conflux infestations — with the goal of finding better ways to destroy — of even deter them.
Professor ShaiDen was unavailable for comment, but Carlo Adiar, TRI Corporation’s Director of Conflux Studies spoke out, “This is just incredible. Professor ShaiDen and I do not always see eye to eye, but this was a no-brainer. And the 500 million credits she was looking for is just a drop in the bucket for Sorian. Her reputation alone should have been plenty of collateral — but she had a working prototype! I don’t get it.” Continue reading →