the news . . . reconsidered
Economic disaster strikes the Galaxy
What disreputable scientists seeking funding are calling “another collapse aftershock,” large stockpiles of commodities began mysteriously dwindling shortly after our last issue. In what some are reporting as station protests over quality of life concerns, large quantities of some very expensive commodities have slowly trickled away to parts unknown. Continue reading
the news . . . reconsidered
Octavius Core is humming along to open this year’s Feast on the Fallen with last year’s Phalera Maxima winner coordinating Maul production in anticipation of the next Conflux spawning season or infestation plot. The old man clanlord himself was seen goosing production workers to move them a little faster. It is to be noted, the profits are best when distributing from production centers.
Emperor Cineon is scheduled for a moment of peak vulnerability at the opening ceremony, particularly given the cold shoulder he’s given Empress Iulia. Is that why one of the Gent clones managed to escape?
Nessos of The Brotherhood is suddenly concerned about the welfare of the station pilots in The Dark, after projecting his consciousness into the poor husk. Every operation has loose lips, will that ship sink before next week’s flux-off?
Remember, readers, in these trying times there is always Light at the Gateway of your Heart. Fly Safe.
Special Correspondent for UUNN
(Corridor Station) “It’s not a conspiracy, it’s a plan!” Those words attributed to an alleged Quantar scientist who asked to remain anonymous due to his position and standing in the scientific community. “I’ve been trying to explain the situation for months now but no one seems to want to listen. Now with this latest development it’s all making sense and the truth will be revealed!” he added.
The ‘development’ alluding to the recent posting by Hyperial for a Faction Mission to gather commodities for Hyperial projects.
When prompted, the scientist went on to say “It’s been almost a year since that traitor Nelson and his cronies declared that all Quantar goods were to be dumped and considered contraband.”
He was of course speaking of the Hyperial Station Governor Commander H. A. Nelson. Some hardliners still believe him to be a traitor to his kind as he was born in Quantar and was a former member of BlackOps squadron. Continue reading
by Yaz Shanndar
(UUNN HQ) Several pilots reported an odd message being broadcast on KTRI during yesterday’s Octavius Exorzismus observance. The broadcast, originally identified by pilot Jalil was later partially decrypted by Hifly.
“While clearing a load of infestations in unreg last night I received an audio mayday message in the Connexion, the quality was poor and it was fading in and out but I suspect it was related to the coded KTRI message that was being broadcast, 145 160 157 141 156 160 150 167 150171 141 154 154 145, which seems to decode to epoanphwhyalle, it does sound a bit like the ship name in the mayday message,” said Hifly. Continue reading
reporting for UUNN
(Octavius Core Station) Only a few hours after Hammer-BS announced his extraction of a dataset from the Dannewar audio stream, I was able to complete the decryption the data.
Partial image of dataset decryption
The decrypted data showed a stream of what appeared to be time-stamped emergency broadcasts . . . dates and times – repeating the message every 5 minutes with some portions apparently corrupted.
Year: 4810; Day: 16; Month: 8
Every time-stamp in the list was in increments of 5 – save for the initial one, which begs the question: Could this be the exact time of whatever disaster occurred? And if this was, indeed, a broadcast from the lost planet Solrain, as Dr. Dannewar believed, could 05:52 on 4810.16.8 be the initial warning for The Great Collapse?
Something a bit sobering to chew on.
* * * * * UUNN BREAKING NEWS ALERT * * * * *
(UUNN HQ) Pilots have reported today that they encountered very high-level conflux in a kind of “stealth swarm” that appears to be running through Quantar space.
“I was trying to dock at Quantar core as I saw a rookie pilot named Alter,” said pilot Valmagier, who was the first to notify UUNN of this phenomenon. “Suddenly more than 20 conflux spawned — mostly stingrays. I was not able to escape or dock in time… and got a POD ride… I don’t know what happened to the rookie pilot.”
Pilots have reported being attacked by this swarm in Quantar Core, Omni IV and Omni V sectors. Pilots are encourages to exercise extreme caution, taking time to check for the swarm when jumping into a new sector.
by Brother Ambrosius
(edited by Thane Carios)
(Quantar Core) Duelists have disappeared from all stations and it is just now being noticed. It is clear that this is a specific coordinated effort. The questions are “who” and “why.” After a small effort was undertaken to get Duelists producing again last evening, someone stripped the produced Duelists – as well as all of the commodities needed to produce them – from Great Pillars Station.
Typically, the reasons for Duelist stripping are related either to economic greed (i.e. cornering the market and charging outrageous prices for an item at private markets), or to weaken an opponent’s ability fight. In this case, there is a POS in Dark Gateway called Port Royal-apcehan that is charging exorbitant prices – which would appear to support the “greed motive.” It is believed that this station belongs to the squad Ka3aKN which frequently flies under pirate tags. They appear to be pirating from stations rather than from individual pilots.
In any case, space is a more dangerous place now because of this activity and pilots should take immediate action both to ensure Duelist supplies are available when needed, and to ensure the commodities needed to make Duelists – including “down the line base commods” – are available.
The following notice was received from pilot Clanlord. We are publishing it at his request.
A little while ago i had a conversation with professor A.ShaiDen concerning the recent discoveries made in regards to Amanath .(see tri news reports from dates 116.1.8 and 116.1.15). Since then all news regarding these discoveries have stopped from TRI resources so i believe it a good idea to get things moving again via the way of a non TRI organized event.
Professor ShaiDen showed a real interest in what might be found in the Canis sector and it piqued my own personal interest. So i hereby ask pilots to join me in an effort to find out more by doing a couple of artifact prospecting runs in that sector this Sunday 116.2.7
I will plan 3 runs at various times so that all pilots are able to attend at one point or the other. Pilots should arrive ready and equipped for artifact acquisition (Insight/Displacer/Rotacol -equipped ) and please leave the Rangers at home since it is a high flux sector. Antiflux-capable ships will be more productive there since we are not all great fluxers 🙂 So please use HM or tows instead, similar speed and plenty of cargo capacity.
All DSS found will be turned-in to Professor A.ShaiDen for examination (they will be stored at a DSRG facility until pick-up arrangements can be made)
The staging area will be Fort McGee in the Gyre sector.
Assemble at staging area at 0830 UTC logging pilots and assigning point will take approx 15 minutes. Departure to Canis will be at 0845 UTC. Arrival in sector and start of run: 0900 UTC untill 1100 UTC. After this we will return to Fort McGee
Assemble at staging area at 1330 UTC logging pilots and assigning point will take approx 15 minutes. Departure to Canis will be at 1345 UTC. Arrival in sector and start of run: 1400 UTC untill 1600 UTC. After this we will return to Fort McGee
Assemble at staging area at 1900 UTC logging pilots and assigning point will take approx 15 minutes. Departure to Canis will be at UTC. Arrival in sector and start of run: 1930 UTC untill 2130 UTC. After this we will return to FortMcGee
I am hoping for an interesting day and loads of good finds of course anything else we pull out of the sector is finders keepers
P.S If the resident swarmbusters could keep the area clear of swarms for the day it would be greatly appreciated
The following information was received from pilot Hifly of squad -=MACK2=-:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tonight, to help combat the current sentient incursions and with the aid of Sinver the bait, hifly3 placed a publicly open poss in DC. It will be stocked with ff’s, nukes and missiles over the next few days, Please feel free to dock to either wait for the sentients to show up, restock or as a bolt hole if you get trapped in sector by infestations.
Sinver did sterling work keeping a number of Phocs and Nauts off of hifly3 so he could maintain the correct clearances to place the poss. The poss is placed 16k from the Gurge gate.
This evening a sentient conflux marker was spotted in the Dark Crossroads. Shortly thereafter, the Jumpgate path between Dark Crossroads and The Connection was severed by an conflux infestation. Not long after, the gate connecting Dark Crossroads to the Gurge was also infested.
Pilot FireFly of the TRI Privateers took it upon herself to remove the infestations, hitting first the Gurge/Dark Crossroads infestation. Thankfully other pilots had already built up a stockpile of nuclear weapons at the nearby Evening’s End station.
Shortly before the destruction of the Gurge/Dark Crossroad infestation, a series of 3 plasma storms moved through the Gurge sector, (a shield storm, then an armor storm, then another shield storm). Undaunted, FireFly continued her bombing runs throughout the duration of those storms.
Upon the destruction of the first infestation, pilot FireFly and her wingman Bayonette gained access to the Dark Crossroads system. However at no point, throughout numerous sorties made, were any conflux vessels sighted in either the Gurge or the Dark Crossroads.
Despite pushing through bad weather and nearly falling victim to fatigue during the prolonged campaign to finish off the Connection/Dark Crossroads infestation, at 00:42 Ekoo’s Time (4:42 GMT), the final infestation was destroyed.