by Yaz Shanndar
(Wake Station) Here’s a “Fact of the Day” for you …
Although it’s not considered a holiday anymore, some older Sols will remember today as “Hellion Day.” It is a commemoration of the day that has traditionally marked the end of the Dark Age that followed The Great Collapse — the day when Sorian explorers first landed on the planet Hellion.
Many non-Solrains don’t know it, but Hellion was a product of The Great Collapse, which altered its orbit so much that it’s frozen oceans melted. The newly-thawed planet was discovered in 1,959 BT and terraforming began in 4,908 BT — but the first explorers did not arrive until 1707.10.15 BT on the ship New Dawn. Continue reading
(Quantar Core Station) The Office of the Tahirs announced today that all of Quantar will be celebrating the 100th birthday of Yasar El-Baz on 118.10.27. Yasar is best known as one of the Quantar members of the Thrice Seven, but he also created the earliest post-collapse asteroid map of Quantar space, and had a long career in mining and exploration. He is the last surviving member of the Quantar T7s.
No details on the celebrations have, as yet, been released.
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 Thane Carios
(Alexios, Soria) A consortium of Solrain scientists and engineers studying The Henge today released their theory on its original purpose.
“We have been studying these structures for years and there have been many theories over that time,” said Dr. Piter Moss, Professor of Applied Physics at The Alexios Institute. “Most of them have been more speculation than true theory. But now we have a very high confidence level, that this was an enormous electromagnetic arrestor apparatus , built to facilitate the landing of large ships. There’s no way to speculate yet on the exact nature of these ships — they could have been cargo ships, transport ships, or large military vessels.”
“Our work on this is far from done. This is one of the most significant pre-collapse sites on Solrain and we hope to gain further insights into pre-collapse technology in general by even further understanding the incredible engineering here.”
The Henge was last in the news when 24 members of The Solarian Apostolate were found dead there, believed to be a mass-suicide.
by Yaz Shanndar
(Danubia, Martius) For the first time in 50 years, the war helmet of Emperor Atticus VI will be made available for public display.
“The last time it was displayed was for the 100th anniversary of his death,” said Anto Islin, Legate for Danubia Province. “Emperor Septus felt it appropriate to made it available to the public again on the 150th anniversary of his death.”
The public display at the Imperial Heritage Museum in Danubia will begin tomorrow, 117.12.2 — the anniversary of Atticus’ death — and will continue until the end of the year.
Atticus VI (85 BT – 33 BT) is best known as the last Emperor of a unified Octavius. Atticus VI took that throne in 45.8 BT after the culmination of the Unification Wars. Atticus VI held the throne for just 12 years, dying at age 52
by Yaz Shanndar
(Solrain Wake) Seven days ago it was determined that the audio that was captured by Dr. Thane Dannewar did, indeed have underlying data. Dr. Dannewar has been completely unavailable to the media, but today he released the following statement.
“Initially it was a very emotional time,” said Dannewar. “You have to understand, I have been searching all of my life for answers about planet Solrain. I’ve always had some irrational hope that it was out there to be found somewhere . . . still managing to survive. I’m not sure this recent finding supports that hope.
“What we have appears to be a log created by a distress system. After the initial entry at 5:52 all subsequent log entries are periodic, every five minutes. The final intact entry is at 11:00. There is some corruption of the data within this timeframe and that is unclear whether the log itself was corrupted or the dataset became corrupted in the intervening time.
“The key is the date: 4816.16.8. This is a Sorian Standard date-stamp. The Sorian year 4816 corresponds to the TRI Year 2000 BT — the assumed year of The Great Collapse. While we usually see Sorian dates expressed as ‘mm.dd’ it is not unheard of for that to be reversed in some systems – and that is the case here. So the event triggering this distress system happened in 2000 BT at 5:52 on 8.16. The system stopped recording at about 11:00. So if we assume this is authentic (and I believe it is), we can hypothesize that what we are seeing is a five-hour period representing the initial effects of The Great Collapse – and, possibly, it’s final catastrophic effects.”
Dr. Dannewar said he is continuing his search for additional evidence of the lost planet, it’s current location, and its fate.
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