(Quantar Core) The Quantar Holy Office of the Tahirs is claiming that they have evidence that Hyperial has been secretly pursuing a genetic modification program with the goal of rebuilding its fleet of jump-capable ships.
“We now know what Hyperial’s secret faction missions have been all about,” said First Tahir Penjia Neamru. “We already knew that they were testing jump-ship technology, because of the Rauder-1 drone. Now we know that they have also been secretly pursuing their own genetic modification program. The goal is clear. Rebuilding their fleet .”
Quantar claims that the Hyperial program is code named “Chrysalis” and that it began over two years ago, with testing beginning early this year. The Tahirs have also released an image (seen below) allegedly taken inside the Chrysalis GenMod lab. It is likely that is was this information that was taken from Hyperial last declared to be contraband last Wednesday. It is unclear whether Octavius was working with Quantar to obtain and publish the information.
(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
(Corridor Station) A new Quantar movement has recently surfaced, calling themselves Paths. These individuals, who are primarily young and who (for the most part) are not jump-pilots, call for the renunciation of the central government and a return to tribal rule. They are united by the fundamental belief that Quantar destiny lies among the stars, and that “the Skein” (their term for space) itself will guide the thoughts of any pilot who learns to listen.
Members of the movement can usually be identified by a tattoo resembling a stylized version of the Quantar national symbol. Despite the fact that most Paths have not yet qualified for genetic alteration, they still prefer space to a planet-bound life, with many living in communal habitats built near rich asteroid fields in planetary sectors, where they live fairly isolated lives.
Quantar estimates that there are no more than 1,000 Paths at this time, and they are not considered a significant social or political movement.
(Sa’ing Matar, Perasca) More than three months after the original announcement of the ancient site discovery on Perasca, The Quantar Council on Antiquities has released the first image of an artifact retrieved from the site along with the following statement:
We have completed reconstruction and preservation from partial body armor found at the subterranean site in Jekara, outside Sa’ing Matar. All evidence points to a dating of this site somewhere between 2,900 BT and 2,800 BT. The levels of technology of this armor, and at the site in general, are inconsistent with what we previously believed to be in existence at this point in Quantar history.
Several sources outside the Council on Antiquities have expressed shock both at the finding, and at the release. “They have dropped an absolute bomb,” said one non-Quantar archaeologist who asked not to be identified. “For months now they have kept an air-tight lid on all information and now they release this armor and tell us that they are essentially finding very modern tech during a time that was previously believed to be technologically primitive. It makes no sense.”
No additional details on the site or recoveries from the site were available from the Council on Antiquities.
(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.”
(Sa’ing Matar, Perasca) The Quantar Council on Antiquities released an image of a site that has recently been found on Perasca, along with a brief statement:
A previously unknown and unexplored site has been found on Perasca. While months and months of work lay ahead of us before we can have any hope of understanding this amazing discovery, an advance team of specialists has performed a preliminary survey and have suggests it may date as far back as 2900 BT, although the size and complexity of the structures are far beyond any other similarly-dated structured on the planet.
The site lies in a rugged section of the Jekar range, approximately 215 kilometers from Sai’ing Matar. A team of novitiates from Wardok Military Academy were hiking the valley when they found what they believed to be a small ancient ruin — but upon entering the structure they found a cavernous subterranean structure running several stories down underground. They immediately reported the find to their Provost, who relayed the information to the local Synod.
Although the Council on Antiquities provided no further details, historian Professor D. Karr from the University of Soria at Solrain Core (USSC) was able to provide some insight:
“This is an incredible find, regardless of what the dating ends up being. This thing goes at least five or six stories down underground. We have never, ever seen any ancient site like it anywhere in Quantar — or anyone else as far as I know. I can’t wait he hear more, but I suspect it might be a while. Proper investigation will be a painstaking process and will take time.”