Hammer-BS Announces Mining Race for Sunday 120.9.6

UUNN Newswire

(Quantar Core) Quantar pilot Hammer-BS is sponsoring a special Miners Days Mining Race on Sunday 120.9.6, running from 18:00 UTC to 20:00 UTC.

Full details on this race can be found on TRI-PLOG.

The Quantar Tahirs have agreed to award Cesium, Platinum and Antimony Medals for the top three contestants — and a Captain’s Commendation to all other participants.

Miner’s Days Activities Announced

by Yaz Shanndar

(Petrios, Quanus) Quantar leaders decided that this year’s Miners’ Days holiday will focus on its roots — local dirtside blessings, parades and traditions.

“Miners’ Days has very humble roots,” said Vazir A’Quina Meniokee.  “Spontaneous local parades are the true Quani tradition — with miners putting away their tools for the day, and marching through streets singing traditional miners’ reels, and carrying ceremonial shovels, chisels or picks (which are often heirlooms handed down for generations). It’s just a day of good-natured revelry with family, friends and neighbors,” she added.

The Vazir did point out that there will be a couple of Holiday activities for pilots: 

On 120.9.4, the now-traditional Parable of Karadron recording will once again be released on UUNN.

On 120.9.5 from 12:01a – 12:00 midnight UTC (i.e. all day) there wil be a Pure Mining Contest  —  pilots, Quantar or gefir, who mine-out the most pure asteroids during this 24-hour period will win the following:

      • 1st Place – the Spade of Karadron award, a CM4 and 3 Antiflux ECMs
      • 2nd Place – Keval’s Thanks award and a CM4
      • 3rd place – Keval’s Thanks award and a CM3

Anyone mining 5 or more pure asteroids during the day will receive a Captain’s Commendation badge.

Meniokee also said that temples in all cities, town and stations will be offering a traditional Blessing of the Shovels along with the Parable readings.

Voting Opens for Shahir Assad Award

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(UUNN HQ)  Quantar has opened voting for its prestigious Shahir Assad award.  The following was released by the Office of the Tahirs:

We Quantar are walkers of many paths:  miners and philosophers … zealots and diplomats … warriors, scientists,  evangelists.   Each have their place within our society and within our history.  The Fa’hil Memta calls on all people of Quantar to vote for a Quantar Masafiir (jump-pilot) – past or present – a Shahir Assad, the shining lion, embodying the very best of our culture, our religion and our race.

*** VOTE HERE ***

Voting is limited to the people of Quantar and all votes must be in by midnight (UTC) on last last day of this years Miners Days holiday — 120.9.6 .

Big Sol Holiday … Little Sol Interest

by Yaz Shanndar

(Solrain Core) Cleanup crews didn’t have to put in any overtime after this, most recent, Reconstruction Days holiday.  To be fair, as in recent years there has been a far smaller event lineup than there was in days past, but participation this year was minimal and

First there was the “Holiday Mission” — a mission to haul in the commidities needed to manufacture Electronics was completed in time for the end of the holiday.  The mission was completed by Quantar pilot Hammer-BS.

There was also a “Rediscovering the Past” artifact contest.  The winner once again, Quantar pilot Hammer-BS.  Here are the details:

  • First-place: Hammer_BS (91) Cesium Medal and EB-3/2/1 stack
  • Second place Aeghwhyn (46) Platinum Medal and an EB-3
  • Third place NUBERANGER (30) Antimony Medal and an EB-2

There were no other participants.

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“Blue-Book Quiz” Questions for Reconstruction Days 120

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(UUNN HQ)  The Blue-Book Quiz is ON!  There are five questions to answer, and all of blue bookthe answers can be found here on UUNN; on TRI-Databank; in the Sarath V Memorial Library; or on the Timeline of The Reconstruction. Sometimes you need multiple sources.

Here are the questions:

  • Solrain Thrice-Seven member Cameron had a famous grandson. Which Solrain T7 member had a famous ancestor (hint: it was BT). Name the T7 member, the ancestor, and briefly describe what the ancestor did.
  • What squad had the same name as an historically-important Solrain exploration ship?
  • Before The Great Collapse there was a group of Solrain explorers who contracted a deadly virus and were placed into low grav orbital cryosleep in hopes that a cure would be discovered. After The Great Collapse they were thought lost. In what year were they later discovered adrift in space?
  • What Solrain Historian had a long career as a jump-pilot? Provide both name and pilot handle.
  • What was the name of the station that was built to help find the lost planet Solrain?

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STCC Releases Reconstruction Days 120 Event Lineup

UUNN Newswire

(Solrain Core)  The event lineup for this year’s Reconstruction Days holiday — which runs from from Friday 120.7.3. through Sunday 120.7.5– has been released by the STCC.

First of all, there are now TWO active voting polls open:

The 120 Election of the Speaker for Amanra

Solrain Hall of Fame Nominations

All Citizens of the Commonwealth are strongly urged to vote in both polls!  The Vote for Speaker will end at midnight (UTC) on Sunday, 120.7.5.  The poll for the Hall of Fame will continue until midnight (UTC) on Saturday 120.7.11.

Holiday Mission
The STCC has declared a “Holiday Mission” to provide supplies for
Electronics production at Solrain Core. All loyal Solrains and friends of the Commonwealth are urged to participate!

Blue-Book Quiz Time!
On Friday, 120.7.3, a series of trivia questions will be release on UUNN (jgnewsnet.wordpress.com) by 16:00 UTC. Answers must be submitted to STCC@tri-subspace.net by 16:00 UTC on Saturday 120.7.4.

The awards will be as follows:

  • All five answers correct: Seeker of Knowledge medal and 1 million credits
  • 1 to 4 answers correct: Keval’s Thanks medal and 500k credits
  • 0-for-5: Captain’s Commendation

Rediscovering the Past
The STCC is sponsoring an Artifact Contest beginning Saturday 120.7.4 at 12:01 am (UTC) and running through midnight (UTC) on Sunday 120.7.5.  The pilots who fine the most artifacts based on the stats we retrieve from http://jumpgate-tri.org/.

  • First-place winner will get the Cesium Medal and an EB-3/2/1 stack
  • Second place, Platinum Medal and an EB-3;
  • Third place, Antimony Medal and an EB-2.

All others with 10 or more artifacts retrieved will receive a Captain’s Commendation.

* Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to take a screen shot of theiPilot Stats (which shows Missions Completed) as a “stats-backup” before they begin and after they are finished artifact hunting for the contest.

Times are subject to adjustment and additional events may be added, so stay tuned to UUNN for updates!  Pilots are also encouraged to run private races, contests and events.

Octavius Feast of the Fallen Begins on 120.5.22

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(Cinatus) Cinatus will once again host this year’s Feast of the Fallen holiday, which runs from 120.5.22 through 120.5.24.  Although this year’s space-based activities will be  limited, Emperor Cineon will lead the Recitation of Heroes in Outpost Station sector once again.

Day of Remembering – 120.5.22

At 16:00 UTC Emperor Cineon will lead the Recitation of Heroes  outside Oupost Station where the name of an Octavius warrior or hero from the past is called out aloud and the hero’s accomplishments and victories are recalled. Cineon has asked the citizens of Octavius to submit their own remembrances for him to announce publicly.

Day of Battle – 120.5.23

The Bleeding Skies — All Octavius is called upon to tune beacons RED across Octavius — and throughout all space — for the entire day.

Members of the lesser factions are welcome to challenge those actions.

Day of Feasting – 120.5.24

All are urged to enjoy to good company of family and friends to celebrate Heroes past, present, and future.

Phalera MaximaCitizens of Octavius are also URGED to cast their vote for the Phalera Maxima — to recognize and award our heroes.

The Catastrophe, Remembered

By Yaz Shanndar

Most pilots remember exactly where they were when it was happened.  Listenting to JPR . . . fighting Conflux . . . tuning beacons . . . mining . . .

Then everything went dark.

The following is the 115.4.30 recording of the speech by Sarath V on the third Anniversary of The Catastrophe (he died just six months later).

This week, on 120.4.30, we mark the eighth anniversary of The Catastrophe.  And as with every year since 114 when Founders Day was officially moved, this anniversary overlaps with the Solrain holiday.

Solrain has planned no space-based Founders’ Day celebrations this year.

Quantar Celebrates Nowruz

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Today, the people of Quantar are celebrating Nowruz (“The New Day”), a day when they celebrate nature and the gifts of Hamalzah:  khulem, letafayim, ratafan and  hagiinarah.  This translates as “word, family, bread and stones.”

“Nowruz is about harmony, balance and renewal,” said Gov. Queliar Neamru II of Tripoint Station.  “It’s a day of peace and celebration that we are happy to share will everyone.”