Festival! 117 Awards Announced

by Yaz Shanndar

(Solrain Core) Awards for the Festival! 117 have been released — with a couple that were unexpected.  “Festival! is the biggest holiday of the year,” said Garth Taren, President & CEO of TRI Corporation.  “TRI Corporation works very hard and very closely with Solrain, Quantar and Octavius to sponsor a diverse series of holiday events that are available to a broad array of pilots of all levels.  This year we had races, contests, missions, trivia — and even a Haiku-writing contest.”

Taren went on to say that the Festival! holiday provides a perfect platfor for special recognitions:  “Festival! gets everyone’s attention in a unique way because it’s roots come from ALL of the factions.  This year, we are pleased to introduce a new, very prestigious award called ‘Sarath’s Orb,’ and along with that, we are absolutely thrilled that we will be able to announce two Pilots Choice Awards because there is nothing better than being recognized by your peers.” Continue reading

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TRI Trivia Questions

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  The TRI Trivia contest is ON!  There are five questions to answer, and all of the answers can be found here on UUNN; on TRI-Databank; or on the Timeline of The Reconstruction.

Here are the questions:

  1. The legendary Octavius Emperor “Ren” was given this title.
  2. Who commanded the infamous attack on Cetannos in 97AT?
  3. Name one marsupial native to Quanus
  4. In what year and month were Conflux Hives first sighted in Conflux Space?
  5. After its Faction Mission last year, what method did Hyperial use to analyze photographs of the Amananth Station?

Answers must be submitted to jgnewsnet@gmail.com on Friday 117.11.24 by midnight (24:00) UTC.

The awards:

  • 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

UUNN will publish links to the answers at the end of Festival! after winners have been announced.

Squad Sponsors Flux-Hunting Contest

UUNN Newswire

(Outpost Station) Pilot RazorsKiss has announced that his squad, FluxGuts, is sponsoring a fluxing contest for the first day of Festival (Thursday 117.11.23) from now until midnight UTC!

From squad FluxGuts: The highest total Flux Kills today (that beats RK – if you can!) during Festival gets 1m credits, and a PCS1 (1m if you don’t beat RK) – 2nd 550k, 3rd, 250k!

To enter: take a screenshot of your pilot page before you begin! Send it to , post at Last Parsec FB, or email to connect@lastparsec.net!

Festival! 117 Event Schedule

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) The following events have been announced for the upcoming Festival! holiday.

THURSDAY – 117.11.23

BEER FEST FMs
Every party needs beer, so pilots will have a number of “beer-sharing” missions to take on. Watch the Faction Mission board on Thursday for details.

“MISSION MADNESS”

Complete a mission – ANY mission from 00:01 UTC on Thursday to 24:00 UTC on Saturday.  The pilots with the MOST completed missions will win the following awards:

  • First-place winner will get the Cesium Medal and an AB-4;
  • Second place, Platinum Medal and an AB-3;
  • Third place, Antimony Medal and an EB-3.

All others with more than 10 missions completed will receive a Captain’s Commendation.

FRIDAY – 117.11.24

TRI TRIVIA CONTEST
A series of trivia questions will be release on UUNN (jgnewsnet.wordpress.com) by 10:00 UTC. Answers must be submitted to jgnewsnet@gmail.com by midnight (24:00) UTC.

The awards are 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

SATURDAY – 117.11.25

THE FESTIVAL! PUB CRAWL – 15:00 UTC
Sponsored by The SpaceBar Pub on GBS Station, you’ll need to equip a Tow and visit ALL of the Pubs around space.  The Crawl starts at The SpaceBar on GBS, where Proprietor/Bartender Torn Danton will start the race.  At each of the other Pubs there will be a Guest Bartender who will give pilots a task to complete.  The race will proceed from GBS to …

  • Lothar’s Landing (Guest Bartender: STCC Speaker, Demeter Garreth)
  • Evening’s End (Guest Bartender: Octavius Consul for Cinatus, Nestro Zagabi)
  • Klatsches Hold (Guest Bartender: Quantar Tahir, Dr. Silar Tashawar)

Once all of the tasks are done, pilots will head back to GBS and buy a beer of your choice  for Torn Danton (i.e. buy one from the Market and Trade it to him) to finish the race.   

The awards will be:

  • 1st Place – Cesium Medal, Two PCE-5s and a PCP-4
  • 2nd Place – Platinum medal and two PCE-5s
  • 3rd Place – Antimony medal and a CM4

All other participants will receive a Captain’s Commendation.

SUNDAY – 117.11.26

Award announcements.

 

Times are subject to adjustment and additional events may be added, so stay tuned to UUNN for updates!

Library Makes Everyone a Winner with Holiday Haiku

The Sarath V Library will once again offer a Festival! contest where every entrant is a winner and every one gets a prize.

It’s really simple,” said Librarian H.E. Jenkins.  “You write a Haiku about  your  favorite published story in the library. . . you submit it . . . you win.”

Although there are technical variations of what constitutes Haiku, the Library is going  with the simple version:  three lines with five, seven and five syllables respectively.  A title for your haiku is optional.  Each entrant will receive 500,000 credits and a Captain’s Commendation badge.

Submissions  for all contests must be received by midnight (UTC) 117.11.25 to be considered for an award.  They should be sent to librarian@tri-subspace.net.

Pilots’ Choice Award Voting Opens

UUNN Newswire

PCA 117

Voting has opened today for the 117 Pilots’ Choice Awards.  Medals for Combat, Mining, Conflux Hunting, Economy Support and Leadership will be awarded to pilots receiving the most votes — though there is a seven-vote minimum to qualify for an award.  A Pilots’ Choice Award can be given to ANY registered pilot and any pilot can vote — but just once.

“This is the third year this award has been offered,” said Garth Taren, President and CEO of TRI Corporation.  “Unfortunately, for the last two years, no pilot has gained the required ten votes to qualify in any category — so this year, the Factional Leadership group has lowered the qualifying number to seven.  They also indicated that if there are no qualifiers this year, the award will be discontinued.”

ALL PILOTS are encouraged to participate by voting HERE

Any awards will be presented to pilots during this year’s Festival! celebration which will run from 117.11.23 through 117.11.26.

Octavius Readies for Exorzismus

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(Ares Prime)  Emperor Venticus Marius released a brief statement today on the upcoming commemoration of Exorzismus.

Hail Octavius!  On the last day of this month, we commemorate one of our most sacred days — Exorzismus.  It is a day for introspection and atonement.  It is a day to refresh our deepest selves.  A day when we make ourselves stronger, more focused and more dedicated to the Empire.

Viris en Unitis!

This year, as in most years, there are no official commemorations or ceremonies. The Octavius Ministry of Culture reiterated its guidelines for commemoration of Exorzismus :

  • This is a day of fasting. Food should not be served at any public establishments. Jump pilots are encouraged to remove all Organic Food and Manufactured Food from Oct Core, Great Pillars and Outpost stations. The drinking of water — as well as any ales, beers or meades brewed in Octavius — is acceptable.
  • This is a day of atonement, where the sins required of us in the past years are burned Public bonfires are encouraged. The burning of any homes or buildings is strongly discouraged. While bonfires on out stations cannot be allowed, pilots can join together to heat up a roid until it turns blue to symbolically enjoy its “fire” within.
  • This is a day of silence. While we do speak among our clan mates and friends, and kind of public chatter should be left to the lesser factions. WE should remain silent on those venues.