(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.
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!
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 their Pilot Stats (which shows Missions Completed) as a “stats-backup” before they begin and after they are finished artifact hunting for the contest.
On Friday, 103.7.3 A series of trivia questions will be release on UUNN (jgnewsnet.wordpress.com) by 16:00 UTC. Answers must be submitted to email@example.com 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
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.
(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.
Citizens of Octavius are also URGED to cast their vote for the Phalera Maxima — to recognize and award our heroes.
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.
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.”
(UUNN HQ) Berl Rismore, who has not been heard from since his unsuccessful campaign to become Mayor of Barnard in early 118, today surfaced to promote the completion of the current Hyperial Faction Mission, releasing this statement:
I think most people know me as one who doesn’t simply follow the “party line.” I speak out on what I think is right and what I think is wrong. And right now, I think the clear conspiracy to deny Hyperial and its people of being able to benefit from a Faction Mission squarely falls into the “wrong” category.
I do not disagree with Dr. Yrral’s position that pilots should not use up all of the Biomass gathered to make nuclear missiles. But why isn’t someone gathering more for this mission? I urge pilots to ignore the political babblers and conspirators on all sides. Just do what is fair.
Let’s get this FM completed!
(UUNN HQ) Today, on what would have been his 62nd birthday, Hyperial celebrates the life of Dr. Kelvin Rauder. All Hyperial businesses and comm networks will shut down from 12:00 – 12:15 UTC.
Rauder served eleven years as President — most of them littered with controversy — from appointing someone Quantar considered a war criminal as his head of security … to surviving an ouster attempt … to the abduction of Quantar Delegates … to the Letifer Virus and the genocidal attempt at eradication of the Fourth Tribe. He was also suspected of having connections to the deaths of Brother Io and Dayalu. There were even rumors at one point that he was one of the Amananth 20.
Rauder was assassinated on 109.11.2. While Hyperial blamed Quantar, no evidence of any kind was ever found to support the allegation.
(UUNN HQ) Approximately 50 pilots (including several drones) were logged-in for duty during the Festival! 119 Holiday, and for most of the events there were at least a few contestants. The organizers in TRI Corporation have already been discussing ideas on how to improve next year’s events.
Pilots Choice Awards
A number of votes came in just under the wire and the final rush resulted in Clanlord receiving the required seven votes for the Pilots Choice Award for Econ Support.
Clanlord was, by far, the leading overall vote-getter with 16 votes across all categories, but only received the required minimum of seven votes in one category. There were a total of 13 qualifying voters, casting 59 votes (not everyone voted for each category). A number of people voted without including their Pilot handle — those votes were not counted. Continue reading
(UUNN HQ) This year’s TRI Trivia contest is a little bit different than previous versions of the contest. This one has a bit of a theme. As usual, there are five questions to answer — and all of the answers can be found here on UUNN; on TRI-Databank; in the Sarath V. Library; or on the Timeline of The Reconstruction. Hopefully it will require a little bit of “digging.” Continue reading
(UUNN HQ) The following events have been announced for the upcoming Festival! holiday which runs from 119.11.28 through 119.12.1 this year.
THURSDAY – 119.11.28
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.
STORYTELLER CONTEST (already announced)
We published three pictures on UUNN on 119.11.19. You pick one and write a story about it. What is the place in the picture. What happened there … or what will happen. What’s it’s purpose? What’s its secret? Is it past … present … or future? Let your imagination run wild! Make it long or make it short (minimum 3,000 words). Make it funny or make it tragic. It’s up to you.
Submit YOUR story to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 119.12.1 at 24:00 UTC. If our editors select your story for publishing in the Sarath V Memorial Library, you will receive a Newtron Literary Award (aka “The Newt”) and 5 million credits. Continue reading
Sarath V Memorial Library
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We’re going to try this again! Here are the “inspiration pictures” for the Sarath V Memorial Library’s Storyteller Contest 119. Your story should describe the place … what happened there (or what will happen) …. what’s it’s purpose? … what’s its secret? Is it from the past … present … or future?
Choose a picture and let your imagination run wild! You can even incorporate more than one of these settings into your story if you want.
It can be a narrative (report … log … memorandum … etc.) or a full-blown story with characters. It can be third-person or first-person … or even scripted like a play or screen play.
(click on a picture below for a full-size image)
Make it long or make it short (minimum 3,000 words). Make it funny or make it tragic. It’s entirely up to you.
Submit YOUR story to email@example.com by Sunday 119.12.1 at 24:00 UTC. If our editors select your story for publishing in the Sarath V Memorial Library, you will receive a Newtron Literary Award (aka “The Newt”) and 5 million credits. And even if your story is not selected, you’ll still receive 1 million credits and a Captain’s Commendation.