(UUNN HQ) Quantar has opened voting for its prestigious Shahir Assad award. The following was released by the Office of the Tahirs:
We Quantar are walkers of many paths: miners and philosophers … zealots and diplomats … warriors, scientists, evangelists. Each have their place within our society and within our history. The Fa’hil Memta calls on all people of Quantar to vote for a Quantar Masafiir (jump-pilot) – past or present – a Shahir Assad, the shining lion, embodying the very best of our culture, our religion and our race.
(Tripoint Station) TRI-SEC successfully foined a plot to disrupt a funeral ceremony for Ja’lil Aq’tamm today.
“We had strong suspicion that something like this would happen,” said Solder Ronin, head of TRI-Security. “Pilot GRN2 launch was pertty clear with his intent on station channels. So we have TRI-SEC-2 positioned outside the station and launched the decoy. GRN2 took the bait and TRI-SEC-2 took him down. It was an easy operation.” Continue reading →
(UUNN HQ) Quantar’s Fa’hil Memta announced today that a brief sending-off ceremony is being held for pilot Jalil Aq’tamm. Jalil’s remains will be launced from Tripoint station on his final journey on 120.7.25 (Saturday) at approximately 14:00 UTC.
All are welcome to come, and are also invited to present a brief eulogy if desired.
(Quantar Core) A Quantar-sponsored mission to rebuild the RB-2 facility began unexpectedly this morning:
The Tahirs have called for an emergency mission to rebuild the RB-2 factory that was destroyed by Hyperial terrorists. Please be aware that members of Edwin Reece Industries are Hyperialist terrorists and should be considered enemies of all.
The rebuilding effort is expected to take quite a while given the few number of active pilots these days and the complexities of the construction.
Although Quantar has laid the blame squarely on Edgar Reece Industries, E.R.I. has suggested that the attack was the coordinated work of a rogue employee and a member of Quantar squad The Brotherhood, releasing the following interrogation transcript.
Sources have also indicated that Solrain Premier Demeter Garreth and E.R.I. foundar Edgar Reece will be meeting on Cornea Station on 120.7.21 sometime around 20:00 UTC.
Hyperial was asked for a statement regarding the attack on Quantar. They declined to make a formal statement and simply replied: “It’s such a shame.”
(Solrain Core) Pilot GrimGriz of Edgar Reece Industries today attacked and destroyed the damaged RB-2 factory in Quantar Core sector with minimal resistance.
“He’s a Hyperial terrorist,” said First Tahir Pejia Neamru. “And this attack was not on Quantar — it was on ALL of the civilized factions who need this important equipment for maintenance and repair.”
While GrimGriz took credit for destroying the facility, he did not indicate why he chose that particular target rather than something more specifically-vital to Quantar..
The Office of Solrain Premier Demeter Garreth released the following statement:
We are all saddened and angered by the acts of this troubled individual. Not only because he is a Solrain citizen — but because we just conferred one of our high honors upon him. We are embarrassed in the extreme. This irenegade also had the impudence to contact our just-elected Speaker, Ms. Duvazaco, and infer her involvement.
This last act moved Mr. Grim’s behavior from being obnoxious and embarrassing — to being an affrobnt to Solrain. Because of the seriousness of these circumstances, I am using my authority as Premier to strip pilot GrimGriz of both is Solrain political standing and his place in our Hall of Fame.
The Premier would not say whether other employees of E.R.I would be receiving any censure, but a staffer who asked not to be identified heard Garreth yelling: “Where’s Reece. I want his ass sitting in my office tomorrow or there will be hell to pay!”
(Tripoint Station) The Kapenja Medical Sciences Center released the following information today:
Last evening, Jalil Aq’tamm was removed from life support. At approximately 23:22 on 120.7.13, he was pronounced dead. The cause of death was attributed to brain injuries resulting from his extended period of emergency cryosleep in a ship with malfunctioning systems.
The Fa’hil Memta has said it is considering a brief memorial, but plans have not been finalized.
(Tripoint Station) Quantar has released the first update on the health of pilot Jalil Aq’tamm, who was found in a badly damaged ship deep in Ring View sector.
“Mr. Aq’tamm was apparently stranded for a very long time — some of it in emergency cryosleep. Unfortunately the ships systems were very badly damaged and its life saving measures were . . . imperfect,” said Dr. Zahi Saawah, head of Neurosugery at the Kapenja Medical Sciences Center.
“He has been placed in a coma-state to try to allow his brain to heal, but I’m sorry to say his odds of true recovery are not good at this time.”
Jalil Aq’tamm is famous for his work in recovering data from artifact DSS. Ironically, it was Hammer_BS — a frequent partner in decrypting the retrieved DSS data — who was able to find him and initiate the rescue procedure.
Today, the people of Quantar are celebrating Nowruz (“The New Day”), a day when they celebrate nature and the gifts of Hamalzah: khulem, letafayim, ratafan and hagiinarah. This translates as “word, family, bread and stones.”
“Nowruz is about harmony, balance and renewal,” said Gov. Queliar Neamru II of Tripoint Station. “It’s a day of peace and celebration that we are happy to share will everyone.”
(Quantar Core) The Office of the Tahirs today released the following statement:
The Tahirs have determined that it is the qua’ it tahir (“the will of the people”) that the Quantar Gate/Inner Storm infestation be destroyed, and to that end they have agreed to subsidize the cost for 20 of Lexxor Intelligence‘s specially modified weapons.
While the other infested gates are of little importance and are not worth the cost or effort to remove the infestations, the Quantar Gate infestation block a route used by many for mining and trade.
Pilots interested in delivering the blow against the Conflux menace should apply directly to The Office of the Tahirs. Children of Hamalzah will, of course, be given preference.
(Corridor Station) Questions are being asked after the Fa’hil Memta called for a mission to haul RF Transceiver supplies to Corridor Station — primarily because the mission doesn’t seem to have worked.
“The mission was completed in a day,” said Station Governor Sathama Randi, looking like he has not gotten much sleep “But somewhere between the hangar floor and the RFT manufacturing unit, things just . . . disappeared!”
According to Gov. Randi, the mission called for pilots to haul-in 600 units of Electronics; 500 units of Germanium; 600 units of Magnetics; 600 units of Silver; and 1,200 units of Water.
Station Ops personnel continue to search for the missing commodities and TRI-SEC has initiated an audit of arrival and departure logs.