Octavius Wraps Up Uneventful Holiday

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(Outpost Station)  The festivities are over, most of the celebrants have regained sobriety, the maintenance crews have finished putting Outpost Station back in order and through it all there was little news, issues or fanfare about the latest Feast of the Fallen 117 holiday.

This years highlight was Emperor Cineon’s appearance in Outpost sector to do the Recitation of Heroes.  Although it would not seem notable, Cineon’s Recitation was interrupted by a Sentient Conflux attack in 114 and Clements IV was assassinated as he was beginning his recitation in 115. Last year Emperor Septus decided that the better part of valor was discretion, and did his Recitation from the Palace Grounds on Martius. Continue reading

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Octavius Prepares for a Holiday

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(Cinatus) Octavius Outpost station will be the center of this year’s Feast of the Fallen holiday, which runs from 117.5.26 through 117.5.28 with Emperor Cineon I presiding over the annual three-day celebration.  Cineon last presided over the holiday in 114.  Just a year later, the holiday was devastated by the assassination of Clements IV as he began the Recitation of Heroes.  Last year’s event, led by Emperor Atticus Septus, was somewhat muted with most of the official festivities dirtside on Martius.

Although this year’s space-based activities will continue to be fairly limited, Cineon has insisted on holding  the Recitation of Heroes out in space once again.

Day of Remembering – 117.5.26

At 18:00 UTC Emperor Cineon will lead the Recitation of Heroes, 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 read publicly.

Day of Battle – 117.5.27

“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 – 117.5.28

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

Emperor Looks for Citizen Participation in Recitation of Heroes

by Yaz Shanndar

(Outpost Station)  Emperor Cineon today asked for more citizen participation in the official Recitation of Heroes ceremony to be held on 117.5.26.  The Recitation of Heroes is that is the highlight of the first day of the Octavius Feast of the Fallen holidays, where the names of former “heroes” of Octavius are called out publicly, sometimes with a brief remembrance.

“Some of these heroes passed to the Halls long ago,” said Governor Zenobia Zavera, who will help host this year’s holiday.  “Others are retired, and other are long lost – but we still hope for their return,” she added. Continue reading

Martius Responds to Ares Prime Claims

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(Etruscera, Martius) Consul Cicero Rnenta, Consul for Martius, was quick to respond to the recent statement made by Emperor Venticus of Ares Prime about recent DSS decryptions.

“They’re grasping for legitimacy,” said Consul Rnenta.  “They are taking roughly 100 words that were decrytpted and interpolated from an unverified, badly corrupted DSS and turning it into a claim that our greatest legend originated on Ares.  It’s not even a very well-supported theory let alone something resembling historical facts.  I’m not sure whether that DSS is real history … I’m not sure exactly how old it is … and I’m especially suspect of Solrain dating appearing in something purporting to be Octavius history. Continue reading

Ares Prime Emperor Releases Statement on DSS

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(Octavius Core Station) Emperor Venticus has released a statement regarding the DSS that was deciphered roughly two weeks ago, that appeared to refer to early Octavius.

It gratifies us that another bit of the great history of Octavius has been unveiled.  The story fragment on the DSS deciphered by pilot Nafcon tells a story of our very earliest days – around 2700 BT.  While we have no records of the admiral mentioned in this text or the “8th Expedition” – what appears to be clear is that this admiral was instrumental in establishing the beginning of our empire, and he did it here … on Ares Prime.  Our historians believe that pieces of this story may have actually contributed to one of our greatest legends – the legend of the Golden Emperor.

We have already begun negotiations with Dorator Tech to be provided access to any further, related information it may find.  We encourage pilots to search Octavius Shore for DSS, since this is where this particular find was made.

Imperium en Saeculum!

Plutonium Factory Repairs Finally Completed

by Thane Carios

(Octavius Core)  More than three months after an explosion severely damaged the Plutonium Factory in Octavius Core sector — and six weeks after a Faction Mission bringing in critical repair supplies was completed — the facility has finally been repaired.  Today, at the urging of Consul Tesios Muca of Ares Prime, the plutonium-factory-repairfacility was repaired by two “drone-ships” owned by squad -=DSRG=-: DSRG-r-OP and
DSRG-r-QC.  Keval’s Thanks awards were given to each drone as well as to pilot Aeghwhyn, who towed a Conflux swarm that had wandered into the sector during the repair effort.

plutonium-factory-repair2“The real thanks goes to pilots Clanlord and Aeghwhyn who, as I understand it, piloted these repair drones,” said Consul Muca.  “This effort took far too long to happen, but at least now, the thing it done.  And this drone technology has been very enlightening.  The Empire will have to look into it.”

 

Decrypted Log Image Tells Imperial Abduction Tale

by Thane Carios

(Solrain Core) On 116.9.30, DSS decryption expert Hammer-BS published a decryption from a DSS1 found in The Split with an image of what appears to be a handwritten log or journal that seems related to the story of Atticus Lucanus, who later became Emperor Atticus Primus of Martius.


dss-log-pageThe sisters told me to feed the boy Atticus to an Ekel, but I cannot bring myself to kill a(n) heir to the Empire. A local witch says that he can be rendered [catatonic] using a tea made from the root of the Desert Pine. She says if he is kept in the state for several months, he will forget his very name once he is allowed to withdraw and [awaken]. So that is what I must do. I fear the judgement of my ancestors and expect an early and honorless death. But I prefer this consequence rather than bowing to the will of Drusa and Priscilla.

 


We asked Professor D. Karr of the University of Soria at Sol Core (USSC) to give his analysis of this find.

“There’s actually quite a lot of information packed in here,” said Karr.  “The story appears to provide previously-unknown details about the abduction of Atticus Lucanus in 2725.4 (old Imperial Calendar) which is 35.4 BT. I cannot find any data on Horat Bario.

“From the document, we also learn that the plot was to kill, rather than abduct the young heir – and that Desert Pine root,  a well-known hallucinogen, was used to drug him instead.  We also have clear implication of Drusa and Priscilla, the aunts of Atticus Lucanus, in the plot to remove him from the accession line.

“But what I absolutely cannot tell you is the most important thing – whether this document is, in fact, authentic.  There is no way to accurately date it or to authenticate it as an actual log.  Frankly, it could just as easily be someone’s attempt to write historical fiction.”

But along with the apparent “answers” offered by Professor Karr, there are also other nagging questions.  Why was this specific log page imaged and saved?  And why was it found near Amananth, in The Split, rather than from somewhere near Martius?  Perhaps the questions surrounding authenticity are the reason for the complete lack of reaction from Octavius.