Aeghwhyn Selected for 120AT Phalera Maxima Award

by Yaz Shanndar

(Octavius Core Station)  Pilot Aeghwhyn, the founder of squad Independence, has been selected as this year’s Phalera Maxima Award winner.  This award, which is in just its second year, is Phalera Maximavoted upon by the citizens of Octavius.  Last year’s winner was ClanlordAeghwhyn won this year receiving 40% of the vote.  Other significant vote-getters included Algore, Amananthy and _RAZAAR_.

“There seemed to be a bit of confusion this year,” said one official responsible for tabulating the votes.  “We had people voting twice, we had non-Octs voting and we had votes cast after the deadline.  But whether you counted just the qualifying votes or counted all of the votes, Aeghwhyn was the winner either way — so there’s no disputing the result.”

Congratulations, Aeghwhyn!

Zagabe Dead at 97

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) Cinatus Consul Nestro Zagabe died this morning in his home as Octavius begins is most sacred holiday — Feast of the Fallen — exactly 56 years after he was named Consul by Emperor Quincitius II.

Neither Emperor Cineon nor the Consul’s son Namtaro (of Thrice Seven fame) were available for comment.

Octavius Feast of the Fallen Begins on 120.5.22

UUNN Newswire

(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.

Phalera MaximaCitizens of Octavius are also URGED to cast their vote for the Phalera Maxima — to recognize and award our heroes.

Gent Clone #1 Captured

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  According to TRI-SEC, one of the three “Gent clones” has been captured and remanded to Oct Core Security.  The ship was downed by pilot Aion with assistance from KeflaAion will be receiving 1mm credits for the capture and pilot GrimGriz will be receiving 500k credits for information he provided to the bounty hunters.

TRI-SEC also said it is currently negotiation to have medals awarded for those responsible for capturing the clones.

Phalera Maxima Voting Opens

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  Octavius has announced that the voting for the Phalera Maxima award has opened.  All citizens of Octavius are eligible to recognize heroes past or present.Voting Phalera Maximawill be open through the upcoming Feast of the Fallen, which ends on 120.5.24.

Citizens may vote for any Oct pilot on the Pilot Roster except for last year’s awardee –  Clanlord – since this exclusive medal may only be awarded to a pilot once.

All Octavius citizens are strongly encouraged to vote: HERE

Explosions and Confusion Lead to Escape from Octavius Core

By Thane Carios

(UUNN HQ) The recently-detained “Gent clones” escaped while being escorted by a TRI-SEC team under contract with Governor Carto.  The team was escorting the detainees from the hangar deck on Octavius Core to an off-station Inquisition facility when,

oct core hangar deck

Octavius Core, main hangar deck

according to witnesses, there were multiple explosions on the hangar deck. When the thick smoke cleared and order was restored Gent, -Gent- and _Gent_ had disappeared.  Their ships, which had been disarmed and disabled, were somehow launched.  It is unknown whether they were also rearmed.

“This was a well-coordinated plan,” said Solder Ronin, Commandant of TRI Security.  “We had those ships disabled and locked down so there was inside help.  We’ll be reviewing hangar logs and surveillance to determine how this happened.”

In order to better track the fugitives, TRI-SEC has arranged with Solrain and Quantar for minimal bounties to be assigned. Continue reading

The Curious Case of the “Gents”

by Ares Kiden

(Octavius Core Station) Two days ago there was some strange news that came out of Hasdrubar Carto’s Office on Octavius Core. They were calling for the pilot Gent to turn himself in, but they never indicated why. Not even a trumped-up fake-news kind of charge. He had a -6 PR with Oct, but we’ve all been there at some point.  Didn’t seem to be worth all of the fuss.

Then yesterday, this same pilot started broadcasting gibberish on F5:

gent-f5 120.4.23

Some suggested that these are some kind of distress calls and I don’t think they’re wrong.  I contacted the Security Office on Oct Core to ask whether he had turned himself in yet, but they did not respond. Continue reading

Carto Calls for Gent to Surrender

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) The following statement was released by the Office of Governor Hasdrubar Carto:

*** FROM THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR ***
*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***

Governor Hasdrubar Carto is calling for the surrender of the pilot going by the callsign ‘Gent.’  He is to cease all piloting activities and should present himself at Octavius Core. Gent is guaranteed safe conduct, but only if he surrenders himself within 48 hours. Anyone who interferes with the successful surrender will be dealt with severely.

No additional information was provided and the office of Governor Carto declined to comment further.  Pilot Gent is Solrain Specialist with a slightly negative (-6) political status with Octavius.  It is unclear why the Governor would call for his surrender.  Additional details will be provided as they become available.

Serus Calls-Out Octavius on Prosthetics

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(UUNN HQ)  Dominic Serus, TRI Corporation’s Vice President of Defense and Security (TRI-DEF), today called out Octavius on its lax attitudes toward Prosthetics trade.  “We didn’t make up the rules here,” said Serus.  “Octavius, Quantar and Solrain all agreed to outlaw Prosthetics trade.  We patrol, we scan, we arrest … and Octavius just lets the stuff sit on its Market floor.”

prosthetics

“It’s bad enough we had an Emperor [Atticus Septus] who was using the stuff,” continued Serus who is Octavius by birth.  “If the factions are not all together on this, I think we need to re-evaluate our role.”

Prosthetics exports from Hyperial were outlawed by the Factions in 107.2 after testing indicated that they included organic tissue of questionable origin.

 

Octs Report No One Hurt in Recycler Explosions

by Ares Kiden

(Octavius Core)  Multiple explosions reverberated across Octavius Core Sector today at approximately 21:15 UTC.  According to the Office of Oct Core Governor Hasdrubar Carto, there were no fatalities or injuries as the facility was not functional and has been awaiting needed service for almost a year.

“I wouldn’t be so sure no one was killed,” said station maintenance worker Danu Seneca.  “That recycler has been infested with squatters, smugglers and who knows what else — for years.  Best to blow it up completely, if you ask me.”

The Governor’s Office said it does not know what the next steps will be for the facility.