(UUNN HQ) The polls are now open for Citizens of Solrain to elect a new Speaker for the planet Amanra.
The incumbent, Lylian Whyte, was an upset winner when she defeated five-term Speaker Cassia Verhall in a run-off. She now faces challengers Sagrith Hubri, TRI Corp Director of Manufacturing, Mercantile & Economics; and Vivian Duvazaco who has held a number of senior leadership roles at Tens & Piney and is currently T&P’s Alignment-Leveraging Strategy Czar. Both experienced, well-known corporate power-brokers.
Only citizens of Solrain may vote and you may vote just once. Polls close at the end of the day on 120.7.5.
(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.
(UUNN HQ) TRI-SEC is reporting that remains found and reported to them by a pilot on 120.4.27 have been confirmed to be those of Berl Rismore, who famously ran for Mayor of Barnard (and lost) in 118. The remains were found in the access port of the Magnesium Nanoproducer in Hyperial Station sector
Although Rismore was last heard from just two months ago, promoting a Hyperial Faction mission, TRI’s forensics experts insist that based on their study of the remains, he has been dead for at least twelve months. Rismore, age 33, was also a member of The Directorate.
TRI-SEC has turned the case over to Hyperial Station Security (HSS) for further investigation
(Hypsos, Hyperial) In a shocking turn of event, The Directorate has named Graham Talut to the post of Chief Justice, replacing the two-term incumbent Sandrich Fablemi effective 120.4.1.
“Prince” Fablemi was thought to be a heavy favorite to retain the position, but he has always been known for his erratic behavior and his claims to be from an ancient royal bloodline. Some believe this caused him to lose credibility and fall from favor with many members of The Directorate. Fablemi’s rise to fame and power started as a jump-pilot known as “DT,” flying for Solrain — but he quickly became a personal agent for President Kelvin Rauder, who was responsible for his quick political rise.
The 69-year-old Talut served four terms as Governor of Hyperial Station from 95, until 111 when he retired and was replaced by Commander H.A. Nelson.
(Barnard, Hypsos) The office of Chief Justice Sandrich Fablemi has released the following statement:
In the declaration of our recent Faction Mission, we made it clear that it was not open to Quantar pilots. It appears that we need to reinforce this matter. Effective immediately, I am authorizing a 2 million credit bounty for confirmed kills of any Quantar pilot in Hyperial space. Confirmation should include images of the kill message and the kill marker on the map. It should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(UUNN HQ) The polls are now open for Citizens of Solrain to elect a new Speaker for the planet Hellion.
The incumbent, Imogen Hugin, is the only current speaker with more than one term. She is finishing up her seventh term and was initially elected in 098. Engus Ryall is the CFO for Tens & Piney Systems. He ran in 116 was was narrowly defeated by Hugin. This is the first election for Kinn Torsky, who is Director of R&D at T&P.
(UUNN HQ) The following statement was released from Empress Iulia in the Imperial Palace on Martius:
The Atreus line has returned to Martius and the Atticus usurpers from Ares Prime have finally been wiped away. Septus is dead. Aqilus is dead. Rnenta is dead.
Montona has fled.
I have sent word through the Legatio to Cina that Septus’ crazy dog Zarkwon needs to be returned to us. And the museum and statue of the usurper who murdered my ancestor have been destroyed. The slate is clean.
I reach out to Venticus and Cineon to join with me in finding a way to make Octavius the empire it was meant to be. For many years, we have been held back – first by by TRI and then by internal squabbling. It’s time for a new way.
Sources on Ares Prime indicate that there may be concern about the lineage claimed by the Empress, and that this would clearly need to be verified. The last Atreus Emperor was Marcelus I, who died (executed by Atticus VI) over 160 years ago. He had one son and two daughters.
(Danubia, Martius) After two days of silence and uncertainty, Iulia (pronounced: eye-OOO-lee-ah) Atreus has emerged as the leader of the coup that displaced Atticus Aqilus, the interim Consul on Martius. Although there has been no official statement, she is allegedly taking the title “Empress “ based on her direct relationship to Marcelus I (Marcelus Atreus) – the last “non-Atticus” emperor of Martius who was executed in 45BT when Atticus VI took the united thrones of Octavius.
At age 27 Iulia is the same age as Emperor Venticus when he took the throne on Ares Prime in 115. Etruscera is still locked-down and it is unknown how she gained control of the Imperial Guard. There has been no official word from either Ares Prime or Cinatus endorsing or denouncing the coup.