by Thane Carios
(Barnard, Hypsos) After leaving a meeting of The Directorate, Dr. Viggio Ragne, the Special Representative for the President, today called Quantar a terrorist state. “It is really no surprise,” said Ragne. “This has been a long-standing pattern of behavior for Quantar. They have consistently supported terrorist attacks on our people. Rewarding criminals, terrorists and murderers is an atrocity. We can only hope that the more principled factions will see this for what it is and take appropriate action.”
Hyperial has cut off the few communication channels it has with Quantar and has changed its official political status with Quantar to “War.”
by Thane Carios
(Barnard, Hypsos) Dr. Viggio Ragne publicly denounced yesterday’s attack in Hyperial sector: “Six Quantar pilots carried out a terrorist attack on Hyperial yesterday,” said Ragne. “The attack was an unprovoked response to an imagined threat — and now 17 people who had worked in the production building that was targeted are now dead.
“The criminals responsible for this atrocity are Ambrosius, Crackhead, Eismann, Hammer-BS, Nereid and Roidrider. Sadly our calls for help from the community went mostly unanswered so their vicious attacks took a severe toll.
“We are limited in our ability to prosecute and penalize — but let it be clearly known that these criminals are enemies or Hyperial and their political status here has been stripped. Now we call on Quantar and all of the other factions to do the civilized thing — bring these criminals to justice! Make them pay for the spouses left alone . . . the children left without a parent.”
Quantar declined an immediate statement on the pilots and the attack.
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(Hyperial) Hyperial Special Representative, Dr. Viggio Ragne announced today that Jalil Aq’tamm, the well-known data recovery expert, is a fugitive from Hyperial and that a 10 million credit bounty has been placed on him.
According to Ragne, Aq’tamm had been wanted by Hyperial Security for questioning and his ship had been impounded — but somehow he evaded authorities and was able to gain access to his ship and launch.
Aq’tamm is no stranger to manhunts and intrigue. In late 114, he went missing after working on a mysterious DSS decryption. It was revealed later that he was actually in hiding after avoiding an attempted abduction. After releasing the decryption he eventually came out of hiding and began an independent DSS data recovery business, often aided by pilot Hammer-BS.
There have been no reports of Aq’tamm’s current location, though it is thought he has not ventured far from Hyperial.
UPDATE: To collect the bounty on Jalil Aq’tamm, a screen shot showing the “kill message” should be sent to Hyperial: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Hyperial Station) Two Octavius pilots — Blonder and Fenrir — are wanted by Hyperial authorities for questioning. According to Hyperial, the station’s automated Customs-Scanning systems set off an alert just moments after the pilots launched.
“We are not aware that anything has been stolen,” said Hyperial Dockmaster Renn Torrey. “But the system showed a NO-SCAN right at the time these two individuals launched — as if the scan was being jammed. We can’t tell which ship triggered the fault as they launched almost simultaneously.”
Hyperial has also submitted a formal complaint to Octavius, asking for its aid in obtaining information from these pilots.
by Thane Carios
(Klatsches Hold) The saga of the Rauder-1 drone came to an abrupt end yesterday around 17:00 GMT when pilots Valmagier and Hammer-BS located the drone in Inner Cloud sector.
“I was not really looking for the drone at first,” said Valmagier. “I had business to do in Hyperial and flew through Inner Cloud, when I first saw a transmission from the drone. There were no conflux [spawns], which was surprising, because Inner Cloud has an anomaly. But I thougth someone else is searching for the drone, so I finished first my business and flew back to my Pos in Greater Locks to resupply it.”
Apparently Valmagier and Hammer-BS independently found Rauder-1 adrift far out in Inner Cloud. “I first was making some pictures, because I had not decided, if I will destroy it or if I will tell Hyperial the coordinates and leave it there. Then I saw Hammer-BS approaching and my decision was easy, I had to destroy it first, if I want to get the reward. Hammer and I were both shooting on the drone, but I was lucky to get the kill,” said Valmagier.
Hyperial has not yet made an official comment on the incident.
(UUNN HQ) Hyperial was quick to respond to Quantar’s call for the destruction of Rauder-1. “Quantar’s hawkish response to everything we do is getting tiresome,” said Dr. Viggio Ragne, Special Representative for the Office of the President. “But let me be absolutely clear. Any pilot who wantonly destroys this drone, will VERY unwelcome in Hyperial, and may find themselves hunted just as vigorously as they hunted Rauder-1.”
by Thane Carios
(Hyperial) After the recent Faction Mission to patrol Far Gate, T&P, Inner Cloud, Main Gate and The Reaches yielded no sightings of Rauder-1, Hyperial has now called for pilots to do more extensive sector searches.
“We have no idea how many of the mission pilots made any attempt to actually search. It was probably a mistake for us NOT to include additional awards for the first sighting. So now we’re going to remedy that,” said Dr. Viggio Ragne, Special Representative for the Office of the President. Continue reading