by Yaz Shanndar
(Quantar Core) Although the asteroid cooling problem seemed to overshadow this year’s holiday, there were a couple of activities.
The first one was an opportunity for pilots to vote for a new Quantar award — the Shahir Assad or “Shining Lion.” The award is for lifetime achievements in service of Quantar. As with the Solrain Hall of Fame, the voting ended in a tie between Tezrend and Ambrosius, so a randomized choice was made — and the winner was Tezrend (aka Tesrend)! Votes were also received for tom-t and the late FS-Falcon.
The other holiday contest was QuanTrivia where there were four entrants getting all five answers correct and winning a Cesium Medal, a CM4 and 1 million credits! Congratulations to the winners: Hammer-BS, Gander, ML-Death and Clanlord!
The awarding of medals and prizes should be completed over the next few days. Continue reading
(Quantar Core) This year’s Quantar Miners’ Days holiday includes a QuanTrivia Contest. There are five question about Quantar culture and history. Some are easy . . . others are pretty challenging. Those who answer all five questions correctly will receive a Cesium Medal and 1 million credits and a CM4; those who answer 1 to 4 questions correctly will receive a Keval’s Thanks medal; and all other participants will receive a Captain’s Commendation.
Answers must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight (UTC) Sunday 118.9.2.
Here are the five questions:
- Which Quantar planet was most impacted by The Great Collapse?
- When Did Mehr’Lim (aka Quantar Core) Station Open?
- What Quantar trading and refining outpost was instrumental in the ending of the Second GVB Wars?
- What Quantar Zealot Group was destroyed in 97AT?
- What Quantar holiday is celebrated in the third month each year?
(Answers to all questions can be found using UUNN, TRI-Databank, The Sarath V Memorial Library or the Official Time Line.)
by Yaz Shanndar
(Quantar Core Station) A’Quina Meniokee, Vazir for the Fahil Mem’ta, opened the annual Miners Days holiday on Quantar Core Station, today. And while the crowd was in a celebratory mood, the Vazir was a bit more pensive.
“Shalim Children of Hamalzah! Today we gather here at the site of Mehr Limi’im — our Great Mother. She sustained us through very dark times and we gather here again in this troubled time where fewer and fewer pilots traverse the Skein, and now our miners find themselves unable to harvest the gifts we have been given. Strange things are afoot and we look to Hamalzah to light a path for us to follow.
“Let us trust in His guiding hand as we, together, strive to unravel this mystery.”
The traditional reading of the Parable of Karadron was broadcast shortly after the Vazir’s opening speech:
There have been no announcements of any other holiday events at this point. Last year, all events were held dirtside.
(UUNN HQ) The following was released today from 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.
Voting will close at the end of the Miners Days Holiday (midnight UTC on 118.9.2), so do not wait – vote now. It will only take a moment.
The following release regarding the poll for the Solrain Hall of Fame was received from the STCC:
by Yaz Shanndar
(Solrain Core) Premier Demeter Garreth announced today that the STCC has decided to establish a new Reconstruction Days holiday tradition. Each year, they will open up a poll to name a Solrain pilot — past or present — to the Solrain Hall of Fame.
“We have had so many pilots making contributions of all kinds,” said Garreth. “It’s time we put their names in lights.”
The poll is OPEN NOW so the STCC encourages you to log in and record your vote by clicking the image below.
“All you do is go to the poll, enter your vote and enter your call-sign. It takes about 30 seconds,” said Premier Garreth. “And while the nominee must be Solrain, ANY pilot for ANY faction is welcome to register a vote!” she added.
The poll will be open through midnight on Sunday 118.7.8.
(UUNN HQ) This morning, Emperor Venticus released the following statement regarding the Octavius Feast of the Fallen holiday, which begins 118.5.25 and runs through 118.5.26.
Tomorrow we begin the Feast of the Fallen, our High Holiday. Some have asked why we have not had announcements and scheduled contests. But to me our Feast of the Fallen is not a party. It is not a time for games. This is the time when we of Octavius remember our ancestors … our heroes … because it is they who make us what we are. And through our honoring and remembering our roots we become stronger in our understanding of what it mean to be Octavius. It prepares us to become what WE will be. So as time passes, there can be more great memories to recall on the Day of Remembrance.
True sons and daughters of Octavius know how to properly celebrate this sacred time without the need for published events. A Day of Remembrance; a Day of Battle; a Day of Feasting. I urge all to experience each of these days to their fullest. And in a way that will make our honored heroes and ancestors proud!
Viris en Unitis!