Hammer-BS Announces Mining Race for Sunday 120.9.6

UUNN Newswire

(Quantar Core) Quantar pilot Hammer-BS is sponsoring a special Miners Days Mining Race on Sunday 120.9.6, running from 18:00 UTC to 20:00 UTC.

Full details on this race can be found on TRI-PLOG.

The Quantar Tahirs have agreed to award Cesium, Platinum and Antimony Medals for the top three contestants — and a Captain’s Commendation to all other participants.

Miner’s Days Activities Announced

by Yaz Shanndar

(Petrios, Quanus) Quantar leaders decided that this year’s Miners’ Days holiday will focus on its roots — local dirtside blessings, parades and traditions.

“Miners’ Days has very humble roots,” said Vazir A’Quina Meniokee.  “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 Vazir did point out that there will be a couple of Holiday activities for pilots: 

On 120.9.4, the now-traditional Parable of Karadron recording will once again be released on UUNN.

On 120.9.5 from 12:01a – 12:00 midnight UTC (i.e. all day) there wil be a Pure Mining Contest  —  pilots, Quantar or gefir, who mine-out the most pure asteroids during this 24-hour period will win the following:

      • 1st Place – the Spade of Karadron award, a CM4 and 3 Antiflux ECMs
      • 2nd Place – Keval’s Thanks award and a CM4
      • 3rd place – Keval’s Thanks award and a CM3

Anyone mining 5 or more pure asteroids during the day will receive a Captain’s Commendation badge.

Meniokee also said that temples in all cities, town and stations will be offering a traditional Blessing of the Shovels along with the Parable readings.

“Blue-Book Quiz” Questions for Reconstruction Days 120

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  The Blue-Book Quiz is ON!  There are five questions to answer, and all of blue bookthe answers can be found here on UUNN; on TRI-Databank; in the Sarath V Memorial Library; or on the Timeline of The Reconstruction. Sometimes you need multiple sources.

Here are the questions:

  • Solrain Thrice-Seven member Cameron had a famous grandson. Which Solrain T7 member had a famous ancestor (hint: it was BT). Name the T7 member, the ancestor, and briefly describe what the ancestor did.
  • What squad had the same name as an historically-important Solrain exploration ship?
  • Before The Great Collapse there was a group of Solrain explorers who contracted a deadly virus and were placed into low grav orbital cryosleep in hopes that a cure would be discovered. After The Great Collapse they were thought lost. In what year were they later discovered adrift in space?
  • What Solrain Historian had a long career as a jump-pilot? Provide both name and pilot handle.
  • What was the name of the station that was built to help find the lost planet Solrain?

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STCC Releases Reconstruction Days 120 Event Lineup

UUNN Newswire

(Solrain Core)  The event lineup for this year’s Reconstruction Days holiday — which runs from from Friday 120.7.3. through Sunday 120.7.5– has been released by the STCC.

First of all, there are now TWO active voting polls open:

The 120 Election of the Speaker for Amanra

Solrain Hall of Fame Nominations

All Citizens of the Commonwealth are strongly urged to vote in both polls!  The Vote for Speaker will end at midnight (UTC) on Sunday, 120.7.5.  The poll for the Hall of Fame will continue until midnight (UTC) on Saturday 120.7.11.

Holiday Mission
The STCC has declared a “Holiday Mission” to provide supplies for
Electronics production at Solrain Core. All loyal Solrains and friends of the Commonwealth are urged to participate!

Blue-Book Quiz Time!
On Friday, 120.7.3, a series of trivia questions will be release on UUNN (jgnewsnet.wordpress.com) by 16:00 UTC. Answers must be submitted to STCC@tri-subspace.net by 16:00 UTC on Saturday 120.7.4.

The awards will be as follows:

  • All five answers correct: Seeker of Knowledge medal and 1 million credits
  • 1 to 4 answers correct: Keval’s Thanks medal and 500k credits
  • 0-for-5: Captain’s Commendation

Rediscovering the Past
The STCC is sponsoring an Artifact Contest beginning Saturday 120.7.4 at 12:01 am (UTC) and running through midnight (UTC) on Sunday 120.7.5.  The pilots who fine the most artifacts based on the stats we retrieve from http://jumpgate-tri.org/.

  • First-place winner will get the Cesium Medal and an EB-3/2/1 stack
  • Second place, Platinum Medal and an EB-3;
  • Third place, Antimony Medal and an EB-2.

All others with 10 or more artifacts retrieved will receive a Captain’s Commendation.

* Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to take a screen shot of theiPilot Stats (which shows Missions Completed) as a “stats-backup” before they begin and after they are finished artifact hunting for the contest.

Times are subject to adjustment and additional events may be added, so stay tuned to UUNN for updates!  Pilots are also encouraged to run private races, contests and events.

E.R.I. Announces Contest Winners

by Yaz Shanndar

(UUNN HQ) Edgar Reece Industries (E.R.I.) has announced that it has received approval for awards to be given to the winners and participants in its The Dark Encounter Arena series:  Shuttles in the Dark, which was held on 120.5.3; and Lil Fighters in The Dark, which was held on 120.5.6.

*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

E.R.I. would like to thank the proud pilots of TRI who have made the launch of The Dark Encounter Arena not only a great bio-medical success, but also a great welcoming of our Company to your community in the Stars. In how short a time were 3 fully functioning battle POS constructed and stocked? I would love to claim E.R.I. had managed this impressive feat – but it was only with the pilots of TRI and their surprising willingness to experiment with prototype technology that allowed the first series of events in The Dark Encounter Arena to even take place.

Perhaps most surprising was the assistance that came to us from the Quantar Brotherhood. Pilot MLDeath single-handedly fulfilled the stocking requirements of all 3 stations for a nominal fee, and took the sudden-death beacon control win in the second round of Shuttles in the Dark. Pilot Nessos tested the first prototype of consciousness projection technology and has reported no ill effects! Military Legends spork and Ambrosius were the star competitors in the final round Lil’ Fighters in The Dark and took the victories with both score and beacon control.

Solrain pilots that contributed or participated include GrimGriz who cleared his criminal record to get in line with E.R.I. requirements, and then competed in all events using our experimental technology. Pilot Atlantis helped beta test the technology and set up for the event. Pilot Gucky competed in the opening round of Shuttles in the Dark  for Solrain, and Pilot DrPerky squared off against elite veterans from the other factions in Lil’ Fighters in The Dark.

Some of the best pilots Octavius has to offer also assisted in the opening of The Dark Encounter Arena. Pilot _RAZAAR_ flew alongside pilot C-note for a decisive Aptyrex win in the opening round of Shuttles in The Dark, and was leading the score in round 2 when MLDeath claimed the sudden-death Beacon. Octavian Vanguard pilot Algore represented the faction against Quantar’s Legends.

We have submitted the paperwork to the Bureau for awards for all competitors in this initial series of Dark Encounters, and extend our corporate gratitude to the others that helped make this possible – specifically the capital contributions of Nafcon and Lovemonk, silent pillars of this endeavor.

The Dark Encounter Arena is Edgar Reece Industries bringing competitive sporting to the Space Lanes, where Violence is only one path to Victory.

*** CONTACT:  DUBERANGER

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E.R.I. Announces Event for 120.5.6

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) Edgar Reece Industries (E.R.I.) has released the following announcement:

*** EDGAR REESE INDUSTRIES
*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
*** CONTACT: DUBERANGER

Edgar Reece Industries, the Amanra biomedical giant, has expanded star-side in a big way!  We are proud to announce that E.R.I. has re-purposed The Dark sector in Aman Space as a Factional Competition Arena. Having completed initial testing with its Grand Opening Event, “Shuttles in the Dark” on 120.5.3, The Dark is ready and the Lil Fighters are coming!

Our next tournament, “Lil Fighters in The Dark” will take place on Wednesday 120.5.6 at 24:00 (midnight) midnight UTC.

“Lil Fighters in The Dark” is a factional competition between Rank 9 light fighter ships, and competitors will be /homed at the designated Factional Stations within the sector. When the round begins, pilots will full-contact-compete for kills, flux kills and Sensor Array Beacon control for the following point values:

  • Pilot Kill 50 points
  • Flux Kill 100 points
  • Beacon Control at KTRI announcement 200 points

The first factional team to 1,000 points wins the round. The first factional team to win two (2) rounds, wins the Event.

All members of the winning faction will receive a Cesium Medal.  All other participants in “Lil Fighters in The Dark” will receive the Captain’s Commendation.  Pilots MUST be flying a Light Fighter (Rank 9) and MUST be Mercenary-Tagged in order participate.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the event.

REMEMBER: if you are Military-tagged and want to participate, you must complete your tour of duty and switch to Mercenary

Festival Event Results Are In

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  Approximately 50 pilots (including several drones) were logged-in for duty during the Festival! 119 Holiday, and for most of the events there were at least a few contestants. The organizers in TRI Corporation have already been discussing ideas on how to improve next year’s events.

Festival!119

Pilots Choice Awards

A number of votes came in just under the wire and the final rush resulted in Clanlord receiving the required seven votes for the Pilots Choice Award for Econ Support.medal168

Clanlord was, by far, the leading overall vote-getter with 16 votes across all categories, but only received the required minimum of seven votes in one category.  There were a total of 13 qualifying voters, casting 59 votes (not everyone voted for each category). A number of people voted without including their Pilot handle — those votes were not counted. Continue reading

TRI Trivia has a T-7 Theme This Year

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) This year’s TRI Trivia contest is a little bit different than previous versions of the contest.  This one has  a bit of a theme. As usual, there are five questions to answer —  and all of the answers can be found here on UUNN; on TRI-Databank; in the Sarath V. Library; or on the Timeline of The Reconstruction.  Hopefully it will require a little bit of “digging.” Continue reading

Festival! 119 Schedule Released

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) The following events have been announced for the upcoming Festival! holiday which runs from 119.11.28 through 119.12.1 this year.

THURSDAY – 119.11.28

BEER FEST FMs
Every party needs beer, so pilots will have a number of “beer-sharing” missions to take on. Watch the Faction Mission board on Thursday for details.

STORYTELLER CONTEST (already announced)
We published three pictures on UUNN on 119.11.19.  You pick one and write a story about it.  What is the place in the picture.  What happened there … or what will happen.  What’s it’s purpose?  What’s its secret? Is it past … present … or future?  Let your imagination run wild!  Make it long or make it short (minimum 3,000 words).  Make it funny or make it tragic.  It’s up to you.

Submit YOUR story to librarian@tri-subspace.net by Sunday 119.12.1 at 24:00Newtron's Choice UTC.  If our editors select your story for publishing in the Sarath V Memorial Library, you will receive a Newtron Literary Award (aka “The Newt”) and 5 million credits. Continue reading

Storyteller Contest Redux

Sarath V Memorial Library
***** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *****

We’re going to try this again!  Here are the “inspiration pictures” for the Sarath V Memorial Library’s Storyteller Contest 119.   Your story should describe the place …  what happened there (or what will happen) ….  what’s it’s purpose? … what’s its secret? Is it from the past … present … or future?

Choose a picture and let your imagination run wild!  You can even incorporate more than one of these settings into your story if you want.

It can be a narrative (report … log … memorandum … etc.) or a full-blown story with characters.  It can be third-person or first-person … or even scripted like a play or screen play.

(click on a picture below for a full-size image)

Storyteller 1Storyteller 2Storyteller 3

Make it long or make it short (minimum 3,000 words).  Make it funny or make it tragic.  It’s entirely up to you.

Submit YOUR story to librarian@tri-subspace.net by Sunday 119.12.1 at 24:00 UTC.  If our editors select your story for publishing in the Sarath V Memorial Library, you will receive a Newtron Literary Award (aka “The Newt”) and 5 million credits.  And even if your story is not selected, you’ll still receive 1 million credits and a Captain’s Commendation.