(Quantar Core Station) The Office of the Tahirs announced today that all of Quantar will be celebrating the 100th birthday of Yasar El-Baz on 118.10.27. Yasar is best known as one of the Quantar members of the Thrice Seven, but he also created the earliest post-collapse asteroid map of Quantar space, and had a long career in mining and exploration. He is the last surviving member of the Quantar T7s.
No details on the celebrations have, as yet, been released.
by Yaz Shanndar
(Quantar Core) Although the asteroid cooling problem seemed to overshadow this year’s holiday, there were a couple of activities.
The first one was an opportunity for pilots to vote for a new Quantar award — the Shahir Assad or “Shining Lion.” The award is for lifetime achievements in service of Quantar. As with the Solrain Hall of Fame, the voting ended in a tie between Tezrend and Ambrosius, so a randomized choice was made — and the winner was Tezrend (aka Tesrend)! Votes were also received for tom-t and the late FS-Falcon.
The other holiday contest was QuanTrivia where there were four entrants getting all five answers correct and winning a Cesium Medal, a CM4 and 1 million credits! Congratulations to the winners: Hammer-BS, Gander, ML-Death and Clanlord!
The awarding of medals and prizes should be completed over the next few days. Continue reading
(Quantar Core) This year’s Quantar Miners’ Days holiday includes a QuanTrivia Contest. There are five question about Quantar culture and history. Some are easy . . . others are pretty challenging. Those who answer all five questions correctly will receive a Cesium Medal and 1 million credits and a CM4; those who answer 1 to 4 questions correctly will receive a Keval’s Thanks medal; and all other participants will receive a Captain’s Commendation.
Answers must be submitted to email@example.com by midnight (UTC) Sunday 118.9.2.
Here are the five questions:
- Which Quantar planet was most impacted by The Great Collapse?
- When Did Mehr’Lim (aka Quantar Core) Station Open?
- What Quantar trading and refining outpost was instrumental in the ending of the Second GVB Wars?
- What Quantar Zealot Group was destroyed in 97AT?
- What Quantar holiday is celebrated in the third month each year?
(Answers to all questions can be found using UUNN, TRI-Databank, The Sarath V Memorial Library or the Official Time Line.)
by Yaz Shanndar
(Quantar Core Station) A’Quina Meniokee, Vazir for the Fahil Mem’ta, opened the annual Miners Days holiday on Quantar Core Station, today. And while the crowd was in a celebratory mood, the Vazir was a bit more pensive.
“Shalim Children of Hamalzah! Today we gather here at the site of Mehr Limi’im — our Great Mother. She sustained us through very dark times and we gather here again in this troubled time where fewer and fewer pilots traverse the Skein, and now our miners find themselves unable to harvest the gifts we have been given. Strange things are afoot and we look to Hamalzah to light a path for us to follow.
“Let us trust in His guiding hand as we, together, strive to unravel this mystery.”
The traditional reading of the Parable of Karadron was broadcast shortly after the Vazir’s opening speech:
There have been no announcements of any other holiday events at this point. Last year, all events were held dirtside.
(UUNN HQ) The following was released today from 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.
Voting will close at the end of the Miners Days Holiday (midnight UTC on 118.9.2), so do not wait – vote now. It will only take a moment.
(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.