(UUNN HQ) The Office of the Tahirs has released the following statement:
We have to thank all of the pilots who contributed their valuable time to our recent mission to reprogram certain beacons to try to determine why mined asteroids are not cooling. The data gathered has been invaluable as we have been able to start to understand what is going on.
The asteroids are not cooling because they are actually vibrating. It is hardly discernible, and the vibrations are at very high frequency. What we still do not know at all is what is causing the vibration and how to stop it.
Additional missions may be required.
(Petrios, Quanus) Rabb Nost’avor was named a new member of the Quantar High Priesthood (The Akhot’ah) yesterday to replace the retiring Qashish Yoak’im. Nost’avor was a surprise candidate, having been critical of the Fa’hil Memta in the past. The new “Qashish” Nost’avor will be assigned as the Seneschal for the Sanctuary of the Angels (Makhna Omala’ak) — which lies outside Petrios near the ancient ruins of Tarsus. Nost’avor will be taking up residence there in the next few days.
Nost’avor, whose given name is Rys Nostavor (Rabb is a priestly title), previously held the position of Seneschal at the Temple of Roh in Khalar Fa’el — another one of the Quantar High Holy sites.
by Yaz Shanndar
(Quantar Core) All over Quantar, “The Faithful” are celebrating Nowruz — The New Day. “It’s a very ancient holiday,” said A’Quina Meniokee, Vazir for the Fahil Mem’ta. “According to legend, our people once celebrated this day as the beginning of the new year — but that would even pre-date the Hamalzan calendar. Now it is a day to enjoy nature . . . the Skein . . . all the gifts Hamalzah has given us — and to celebrate those gifts with family and friends when we can.”
(Quantar Core) The Quantar squad Brotherhood of the Stone is offering a special Miners Days Holiday mission to find new asteroids in any Quantar sectors — with credits awarded for each previously-uncharted non-common asteroid. The Quantar Tahirs have agreed to double the payouts and to offer a Captain Commendation to each participant, and The Spade of Karadron medal to the pilot with the most qualified finds.
Full details on this squad-sponsored mission can be found on TRI-PLOG.
(Petrios, Quanus) Quantar leaders decided this year to return the ancient Miners’ Days holiday to its roots, which traditionally focused on local, dirtside parades and traditions.
“We just thought it was a time to do something different,” said First Tahir Penjia Neamru.
“For a number of years, we’ve had large, well-publicized events and contests. And it was a good thing. But Miners’ Days has very humble roots. Spontaneous local parades are the true Quani tradition — with miners putting away their tools for the day, and marching through streets singing traditional miners’ reels, and carrying ceremonial shovels, chisels or picks (which are often heirlooms handed down for generations). It’s just a day of good-natured revelry with family, friends and neighbors,” she added.
The First Tahir did point out that a Faction Mission for the holiday was launched, and that Temples in all cities, town and stations will be performing the traditional Blessing of the Shovels and having readings of the Parable of Karadron.
(Khalar Fa’el, Quanus) Rabb Nost’avor, the Seneschal of The Temple of Roh in Khalar Fa’el, made a surprising statement today, clearly breaking ranks with the Tahirs. “The Fa’hil Memta is supposed to be the ‘voice of our people.’ They are not supposed to be politicians, diplomats or warlords. They are supposed to be conduits.”
“While Hyperial has been an adversary as long back as our memory travels, we have to live in the present — and I’m not sure that the majority of the people would support the recent actions,” said Nost’avor. “It is conceivable that the destroyed research could have benefited Quantar.”
(Quantar Core) After nearly two weeks of delays — and apparently some internal heated debates, the leaders of Quantar have announced that several pilots would be awarded for their support of the recent destruction of Hyperial’s jump-ship test program, and it’s (alleged) Genetic Modification research lab.
The new award, the Chrysalis Campaign Ribbon, is being awarded to pilots who supported the extended campaign by Quantar — some of it apparently covert — to derail and destroy what Quantar is calling, Hyperial’s renewed attempts to circumvent the co-operative program developed by the other factions — and managed by TRI Corp. — for Genetic Modifications and jump-ships.
Recipients of this unique ribbon designed specifically for this “campaign” were: Ambrosius, Blonder, Crackhead, Eismann, Hammer-BS, Jalil, Nereid, Roidrider and Valmagier — several of whom had recently been called “terrorists” by Hyperial Special Representative Dr. Viggio Ragne.