(Cornea Station) STCC’s initial Reconstruction Days holiday schedule did not provide any details about its Name the Heroes event — simply saying that it was a “trivia-type event.” As it turns out it is — and it’s a very fitting topic for Reconstruction Days.
Almost everyone knows the story of The Thrice Seven. They were the seven pilots sent by each faction to test-pilot TRI’s first single-pilot jump-ships. Many had auspicious careers before and after this test-pilot duty. Some had tragic ends.
For 5,000,000 credits and a Seeker of Knowledge medal, name at least five of Solrain’s members of The Thrice Seven. Name all seven and win a PCS-4, too!
(Solrain Core) The event lineup for this year’s Reconstruction Days holiday — which from from Friday 117.7.7. through Sunday 117.7.9 — has finally been released by the STCC:
1. Name the Heroes
This is a trivia-type event. Full details will be released on the Friday, so keep an eye on UUNN! Answers, submitted to STCC@tri-subspace.net will be due by Saturday 117.7.8 at 24:00 UTC.
2. What’s YOUR Story?
The Henge is a pre-collapse site that dates to approximately 2,800BT. Its massive structures and ancient technology have puzzled archaeologists and engineers for decades upon decades. The most popular theory is that it’s a launch site, but there is no real data to back that up.
Tell us your story about what The Henge’s original purpose was – and maybe detail its eventual demise. Was it a technological wonder? Was it an epic failure? How long did it operate?
Your story does not have to be scientifically accurate — just creative! We’re not looking for a novel, plot or characters (but feel free, if you want) – just your description. Make it long or make it short. Make it funny or make it tragic. It’s up to you.
The WINNER will get a Cesium Medal – and 100u of Cesium!
The RUNNER-UP will get a Platinum Medal and 100u of Platinum!
ALL OTHER entrants will receive a Captain’s Commendation and an Antiflux.
3. The Production Race – Saturday 117.7.8 at 15:00 UTC
Fire up your favorite Market Tool and Race against friends and foes alike to manufacture an item that we will announce. The race will begin at Cornea Station and will end there exactly 90 minutes later. Use any ship. Use any equipment. The thing you need MOST will be your brains!
The pilot who delivers the MOST of the requested items will win a Cesium Medal and 5 million credits! The second and third-place finishers will win the Platinum and Antimony medals respectively.
There must be at least three racers in order for this race to be run.
We had some problems with capturing the baseline data on beacon stats. If you want to participate in the Beacon Tuning Contest that runs TODAY (Thursday) thru midnight (UTC) on Saturday, please take a SCREEN SHOT of your stat page, showing the beacons stat before you start and email it to us – firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Quantar Core) Quantar has released the three datasets to be used in the Miners’ Days “Uncovering Our History” event with the following instructions:
Participants may try to decode as many of the datasets as they like, but you may only submit one for the contest. If we have already received a successful decryption of the DSS you submitted, we will notify you and you will have the opportunity to try to decrypt one of the other DSS.
The data should not only be decrypted, but where there is corruption, you must attempt to interpolate to make sense of the information. It is also important to try to determine a date wherever possible.
The first pilot to submit a successful decryption for each DSS will win the Seeker of Knowledge award along with an EB-3. ALL those submitting a decryption attempt will receive a Captain’s Commendation.
THESE ARE THE DATASETS
DSS-1 Has been decrypted! Work on DSS-2 and DSS-3 if you want a prize.
(Quantar Core) – Sunday afternoon saw the successful running of the Miners Day Short Track Shuttle Race and the Quantar medals awarded by Third Tahir Silar Tashawar.
Though open to pilots all factions, the racing pilots were primarily Quantar. Here is a quick run down of the racers and outcomes (each of which receive the Captain’s Commendation participation badge):
Filzi – Notorious Octavian member of Unbreakable, and runner up by the tiniest of margins in July’s Solrain shuttle race, proved his past performance was no fluke by winning Sunday’s race handily, earning the Cesium medal.
Kasia – Founder of the Good Shepherds came in second place for the Platinum medal, just nudging out…
hifly – Antimony medal winner for his third place finish, and bearer of the torch for the legendary -=MACK=- haulers.
Jalil – A well known DSS decryption merchant, flew the slower Storm shuttle and yet somehow led the race early, but lost track of the racing course midway.
al_Hamalza – Finished in fifth place and was still celebrating his Optimus achievement that day by handing out Quanus Ice to all takers.
Radar – did not finish due to a critical impact event with the Beacon midway through the course, and receives the Sarath’s Laughter medal for his efforts.
As a point of interest, the race on Sunday marked the largest known gathering of Gust shuttles seen since the “Nukes for All” protest held at Solrain Core back in AT 102 (file photo.)
For Saturday’s Pure Mining Contest, pilot Narada of Q-Mining PLC put on a clinic with over 140 pures mined, earning himself the Cesium medal and an unadvertised bonus of a CM-4 from event sponsor Venurian Prospecting Ltd. (Narada mined more than 2nd and 3rd place combined! And his time in the spotlight isn’t quite over yet…) Second place in the Pure Contest and a Platinum medal went to pilot hifly, with third place being a tie between al_Hamalza and Hammer-BS (both pilots getting the Antimony medal).
Tahir Tashawar also handed out two Quantar’s Flame medals. The first was to Narada, and the second went to tom-t. This medal is for pilots who demonstrate significant advancement along the Path of Roh either by their impressive and loyal piloting record or through some grand gesture benefiting the Qua’ it tahir.
Tashawar concluded the ceremony with a traditional Quantar blessing: May Hamalzah grant you the vision to see the Path, the courage to choose it, and the strength to walk it.
(Quantar Core) After weeks of absolute news blackout regarding the upcoming major Quantar festival, the Tahirs have finally release a schedule. Insiders point to power-struggles between the Tahirs and a strong move to keep several of the ancient festivals traditions more dirtside-focused — a clear shift away from recent years where traditions like “The Blessing of the Shovels” was held concurrently in planetside temples as well as outside Quantar Core Station.
The three-day festival schedule released by the Office of the Third Tahir is as follows:
Day 1 – 115.9.4
Commencement of the three-day Quantar Faction Mining Mission
12 noon UTC — Recital of The Parable of Kardaron (the Reading by Second Tahir Sandokhan Neamru will be available on UUNN)
Day 2 – 115.9.5
12:01a – 12 midnight UTC (i.e. all day) Pure Mining Contest — the pilots, Quantar or gefir, who mine-out the most pure asteroids during this 24-hour period will win awards.
(Solrain Core) After waiting nearly a month, some pilots have finally received the medals awarded to them on 115.7.5. The delays were directly related to the fact that the medals awarded are new ones:
The Captain’s Commendation badge is named in honor of pilot Captain Cow who’s enthusiastic support and sponsorship of events is well known throughout space. It is awarded to pilots who’s participation makes space a little better for everyone.
This new medal trio can be awarded by any faction for any type of event. Cesium, Platinum, and Antimony are awarded for first, second, and third place finishes, respectively.
TRI-Corp Public Relations Director Elle Rodan explained, “There vvere unexpectatio issues, as there always are vvith such things. Our most sincere remorsa over the delays is outweighed only by our great propio in the new medal set, especially the CC badge. Again, many congratulations to the vvinners!”
The Solrain Stars that were awarded to pilots Elayne and -Dean- were given to those pilots on the day of the awards ceremony along with other awards mentioned in this article. During the ceremony, Speaker Demeter Garreth gave the following advice:
We are told by officials in Octavius and Quantar that their criteria is similar for the awarding of the top tiers of factional medals: that is, statistic-based general piloting recognition awards require factional loyalty and solid home faction political rating. However, all factions are willing to award non/multi-factionalist pilots after some discrete and dramatic act of support is rendered to that faction.