New Interactive Timeline Released

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In a cooperative effort between TRI-Databank, the Sarath V Memorial Library and UUNN, an interactive time line has been developed to record important historical events running from 3900 BT to the present.  It includes information that had been available on previous, static timelines and has been updated with new information.  Entries are sized based on universal importance and color-coded for faction-specific events. Continue reading

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Perasca Archaeologists Unearth Armor

by Yaz Shanndar

(Sa’ing Matar, Perasca)  More than three months after the original announcement of the ancient site discovery on Perasca, The Quantar Council on Antiquities has released the first image of an artifact retrieved from the site along with the following statement:

We have completed reconstruction and preservation from partial body armor foundSa'ing Matar Armor at the subterranean site in Jekara, outside Sa’ing Matar.  All evidence points to a dating of this site somewhere between 2,900 BT and 2,800 BT.  The levels of technology of this armor, and at the site in general, are inconsistent with what we previously believed to be in existence at this point in Quantar history.

 

Several sources outside the Council on Antiquities have expressed shock both at the finding, and at the release.  “They have dropped an absolute bomb,” said one non-Quantar archaeologist who asked not to be identified.  “For months now they have kept an air-tight lid on all information and now they release this armor and tell us that they are essentially finding very modern tech during a time that was previously believed to be technologically primitive.  It makes no sense.”

No additional details on the site or recoveries from the site were available from the Council on Antiquities.

 

 

Martius Responds to Ares Prime Claims

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(Etruscera, Martius) Consul Cicero Rnenta, Consul for Martius, was quick to respond to the recent statement made by Emperor Venticus of Ares Prime about recent DSS decryptions.

“They’re grasping for legitimacy,” said Consul Rnenta.  “They are taking roughly 100 words that were decrytpted and interpolated from an unverified, badly corrupted DSS and turning it into a claim that our greatest legend originated on Ares.  It’s not even a very well-supported theory let alone something resembling historical facts.  I’m not sure whether that DSS is real history … I’m not sure exactly how old it is … and I’m especially suspect of Solrain dating appearing in something purporting to be Octavius history. Continue reading

Pilot Successfully Decrypts Badly Corrupted DSS

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Pilot Nafcon was the first to submit a decryption of the DSS code release yesterday by Dorator.

“Just after the Establishment of the colony on Ares in 4093, Adm. Ryne Patten, leading the 8th Expedition, has us a…. control the military …. abolish the colony assembly and declare emperor Octavius. Patten was saying: “The Eight Expedition …. from our little planet ……… a backwater. Our ancestors were pioneers, conquering a new world. WE are the pioneers living that spirit of Ares. We are not scientist or philosoph-men………children of the warrior. Though we are far from home it is the warrior blood that drives us.

 .. no official word from the Governors on Martius, but sou ….at it is … security forces on high Alert — even though….back from Ares w …..ake”

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Dorator Releases DSS Find

by Thane Carios

(Hyperial Station) Just a day after completing its first public DSS collection efforts, Dorator Technologies R&D is releasing the decryption of one of its DSS.Malkev Dorator II

“First let me say that we are not in the business of doing data recovery and decryption for free,” said Malkev Dorator II,  Sr. Vice President of Operations.  “We have some very big clients willing to pay very well for our services.  But we are willing to do contract work of all types — for individuals, squads, organizations, factions — even other corporations. Continue reading

Ancient Ruin Uncovered on Perasca

by Yaz Shanndar

(Sa’ing Matar, Perasca)  The Quantar Council on Antiquities released an image of a site that has recently been found on Perasca, along with a brief statement:

A previously unknown and unexplored site has been found on Perasca.  While months and months of work lay ahead of us before we can have any hope of understanding this amazing discovery, an advance team of specialists has performed a preliminary survey and have suggests it may date as far back as 2900 BT, although the size and complexity of the structures are far beyond any other similarly-dated structured on the planet.

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The site lies in a rugged section of the Jekar range, approximately 215 kilometers from Sai’ing Matar.  A team of novitiates from Wardok Military Academy were hiking the valley when they found what they believed to be a small ancient ruin — but upon entering the structure they found a cavernous subterranean structure running several stories down underground.  They immediately reported the find to their Provost, who relayed the information to the local Synod.

Although the Council on Antiquities provided no further details, historian Professor D. Karr from the University of Soria at Solrain Core (USSC) was able to provide some insight:

“This is an incredible find, regardless of what the dating ends up being.  This thing goes at least five or six stories down underground.  We have never, ever seen any ancient site like it anywhere in Quantar — or anyone else as far as I know.  I can’t wait he hear more, but I suspect it might be a while.  Proper investigation will be a painstaking process and will take time.”

Decrypted Log Image Tells Imperial Abduction Tale

by Thane Carios

(Solrain Core) On 116.9.30, DSS decryption expert Hammer-BS published a decryption from a DSS1 found in The Split with an image of what appears to be a handwritten log or journal that seems related to the story of Atticus Lucanus, who later became Emperor Atticus Primus of Martius.


dss-log-pageThe sisters told me to feed the boy Atticus to an Ekel, but I cannot bring myself to kill a(n) heir to the Empire. A local witch says that he can be rendered [catatonic] using a tea made from the root of the Desert Pine. She says if he is kept in the state for several months, he will forget his very name once he is allowed to withdraw and [awaken]. So that is what I must do. I fear the judgement of my ancestors and expect an early and honorless death. But I prefer this consequence rather than bowing to the will of Drusa and Priscilla.

 


We asked Professor D. Karr of the University of Soria at Sol Core (USSC) to give his analysis of this find.

“There’s actually quite a lot of information packed in here,” said Karr.  “The story appears to provide previously-unknown details about the abduction of Atticus Lucanus in 2725.4 (old Imperial Calendar) which is 35.4 BT. I cannot find any data on Horat Bario.

“From the document, we also learn that the plot was to kill, rather than abduct the young heir – and that Desert Pine root,  a well-known hallucinogen, was used to drug him instead.  We also have clear implication of Drusa and Priscilla, the aunts of Atticus Lucanus, in the plot to remove him from the accession line.

“But what I absolutely cannot tell you is the most important thing – whether this document is, in fact, authentic.  There is no way to accurately date it or to authenticate it as an actual log.  Frankly, it could just as easily be someone’s attempt to write historical fiction.”

But along with the apparent “answers” offered by Professor Karr, there are also other nagging questions.  Why was this specific log page imaged and saved?  And why was it found near Amananth, in The Split, rather than from somewhere near Martius?  Perhaps the questions surrounding authenticity are the reason for the complete lack of reaction from Octavius.