Sarath V Memorial Library
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Here are the pictures for the Sarath V Memorial Library’s Festival! 118 Storyteller Contest. Your story should describe what the place in the picture is. What happened there … or what will happen. What’s it’s purpose? What’s its secret? Is it from the past … present … or future? Let your imagination run wild! You can even incorporate more than one of these settings into your story if you want.
It can be a narrative (report … log … memorandum … etc.) or a full-blown story with characters. It can be third-person or first-person … or even scripted like a play or screen play.
(click on a picture below for a full-size image)
Make it long or make it short (minimum 3,000 words). Make it funny or make it tragic. It’s entirely up to you.
Submit YOUR story to email@example.com by Sunday 118.11.25 at 24:00 UTC. If our editors select your story for publishing in the Sarath V Memorial Library, you will receive a Newtron Literary Award (aka “The Newt”) and 5 million credits.
The following release regarding the poll for the Solrain Hall of Fame was received from the STCC:
(UUNN HQ) Shortly after the completion of the recent Amananth mission (simply described as “Supplies are needed …”) UUNN received this brief dataset from DPDQ, the AI controller of Amananth Station:
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It translates as …
we attempt to code fix production for the inhibitor. success uncertain. can tests begin once repairs all pilots to facility are complete.
It seems apparent that this, and the recent mission, relate to an attempt to re-start Antiflux production.
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Alterion RazorsKiss, of squad FluxGuts, announces
The First Annual Samwise Memorial Fluxhunt!
(Octavius Core) Pilot samwise, of squad New Dawn, was a wingmate of former New Dawn CAG RazorsKiss, and remains in #2 on the current all-time flux kills leaderboard (post-Catastrophe). He passed away on 116.11.28, but his love for fluxing competitions was well-known to his friends and squadmates. It is hoped that this event will be a fitting tribute and legacy to his steadfast defense against the Conflux, his example to us all as a pilot and friend, and to his legendary service record for New Dawn, Solrain, and TRI.
This competitive flux-hunting event will begin at 17:00 UTC on 118.1.26 – and end at 05:00 UTC on 118.2.4. Entries will be automatically selected from the Flux Kills rankings on JSR – and any interested pilot not on that list may submit a screen capture of their pilot page to enter, at or after 17:00 UTC on 118.1.26. Continue reading
(Quantar Core) While Hyperial has remained stone-silent, Quantar has been openly celebrating the destruction of the Rauder-1 drone jump-ship. The Holy Office of the Tahirs has just released the following statement:
Farishaba ‘at Hamalzah! Today we honor Valmagier, a highly-decorated Solrain Optimus, who successfully destroyed the Hyperial drone jump-ship Rauder-1 in Inner Cloud. Admittedly he struggled with the decision whether to destroy this ship or to report its location to our enemy. But Hamalzah was good and led our brother Hammer-BS to the location as well — which crystallized the decision for Valmagier.
For his efforts, Valmagier will receive the highest award we give to otherworlders — Quantar’s Flame. We hope he wears this as proudly as he wears his many other commendations. In addition, Valmagier will received the promised rewards of 20 millions credits and a CM-4 . . . as well as out most sincere thanks and deepest blessings.
And we would be remiss if we did not recognize Hammer-BS for his part in this as well. He is a loyal brother who works tirelessly for the good of Quantar … and for all. It was his presence that was ultimately the catalyst for the destruction of Rauder-1. Therefore, we are honored to present him with the Quantar’s Flame medal as well. Shalim, Brother!
(Quanus) The Holy Office of the Tahirs has released the following statement regarding the Hyperial Rauder-1 drone ship that has gone missing for about a week.
The Hyperial Government has been pursuing an obviously-secretive agenda since before the beginning of the year. There have been Faction Missions with no explanation for their purpose. Then suddenly they announce they have developed a drone jump-ship. History has demonstrated that no good could possibly come of this.
Now Hyperial has asked everyone to help search for their drone and has offered a reward for assistance. Quantar, too will as for assistance — both from its own pilot population and any others who would want to join. We call for the destruction of the Rauder-1 drone, and will happily offer:
- 20 million credits
- an artifact of your choice from the following: PCS-2, PCS-3 or CM-4
- the Quantar’s Flame medal
In order to receive this award, you must send a screen shot of the kill message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on the Hyperial search request, you should focus your efforts in the following sectors: Main Gate, Inner Cloud and The Reaches.
(Quantar Core) The Office of the Tahirs has released the following statement regarding the recent Hyperial Faction Missions.
Hyperial has now had two missions with no explanations about the reasons for either. First it was a call to support “upcoming R&D projects.” Then another was run close on its heels to “finish a critical R&D project.” Yet not a word on what the project is.
The two projects combined consumed 2000 units of Conflux Biomass, 1000 units of Chemicals, 3000 units of Copper, 500 units of Electronics, 2000 units of Fiber Optics, 1000 units of Medical Supplies and 1500 units of Synthetics.
Many of these items are in short supply and had to be manufactured for the mission, depleting important supplies available to the other factions. None of this appears to be for regular Hyperial manufacturing. And yet no one questions the purpose.
We call upon Hyperial to show our suspicions to be paranoia. Make public the nature of your “R&D Projects.”
The tempest waits for Hamalzah’s call.