(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 financial.
(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 →
(Hyperial Station) Two Octavius pilots — Blonder and Fenrir — are wanted by Hyperial authorities for questioning. According to Hyperial, the station’s automated Customs-Scanning systems set off an alert just moments after the pilots launched.
“We are not aware that anything has been stolen,” said Hyperial Dockmaster Renn Torrey. “But the system showed a NO-SCAN right at the time these two individuals launched — as if the scan was being jammed. We can’t tell which ship triggered the fault as they launched almost simultaneously.”
Hyperial has also submitted a formal complaint to Octavius, asking for its aid in obtaining information from these pilots.
(Klatsches Hold) The saga of the Rauder-1 drone came to an abrupt end yesterday around 17:00 GMT when pilots Valmagier and Hammer-BS located the drone in Inner Cloud sector.
“I was not really looking for the drone at first,” said Valmagier. “I had business to do in Hyperial and flew through Inner Cloud, when I first saw a transmission from the drone. There were no conflux [spawns], which was surprising, because Inner Cloud has an anomaly. But I thougth someone else is searching for the drone, so I finished first my business and flew back to my Pos in Greater Locks to resupply it.”
Apparently Valmagier and Hammer-BS independently found Rauder-1 adrift far out in Inner Cloud. “I first was making some pictures, because I had not decided, if I will destroy it or if I will tell Hyperial the coordinates and leave it there. Then I saw Hammer-BS approaching and my decision was easy, I had to destroy it first, if I want to get the reward. Hammer and I were both shooting on the drone, but I was lucky to get the kill,” said Valmagier.
Hyperial has not yet made an official comment on the incident.
(Corridor Station) A new Quantar movement has recently surfaced, calling themselves Paths. These individuals, who are primarily young and who (for the most part) are not jump-pilots, call for the renunciation of the central government and a return to tribal rule. They are united by the fundamental belief that Quantar destiny lies among the stars, and that “the Skein” (their term for space) itself will guide the thoughts of any pilot who learns to listen.
Members of the movement can usually be identified by a tattoo resembling a stylized version of the Quantar national symbol. Despite the fact that most Paths have not yet qualified for genetic alteration, they still prefer space to a planet-bound life, with many living in communal habitats built near rich asteroid fields in planetary sectors, where they live fairly isolated lives.
Quantar estimates that there are no more than 1,000 Paths at this time, and they are not considered a significant social or political movement.
(Hyperial) After the recent Faction Mission to patrol Far Gate, T&P, Inner Cloud, Main Gate and The Reaches yielded no sightings of Rauder-1, Hyperial has now called for pilots to do more extensive sector searches.
“We have no idea how many of the mission pilots made any attempt to actually search. It was probably a mistake for us NOT to include additional awards for the first sighting. So now we’re going to remedy that,” said Dr. Viggio Ragne, Special Representative for the Office of the President. Continue reading →
(UUNN HQ) Hyperial today has finally provided some details regarding its Rauder-1 drone ship that has been broadcasting hex code on pilot channels over the last week.
We have run into some issues with our Rauder-1 testing program. One of the biggest challenges in this project is maintaining the datalink with the drone. The systems initially built by TRI were designed to handle pilot communications, but the amount of data transfer needed to remotely control a ship over large distances is quite a different matter.
We lost contact with Rauder-1 in Outer Cloud when it was returning from a test flight. We believe the gibberish code it is broadcasting is related to its malfunction.
We are initiating a Faction Mission to patrol several sectors. We encourage pilots to run these missions with 50K radars. If there are ANY sightings of the Rauder-1, please report it immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org