(Solrain Wake) Seven days ago it was determined that the audio that was captured by Dr. Thane Dannewar did, indeed have underlying data. Dr. Dannewar has been completely unavailable to the media, but today he released the following statement.
“Initially it was a very emotional time,” said Dannewar. “You have to understand, I have been searching all of my life for answers about planet Solrain. I’ve always had some irrational hope that it was out there to be found somewhere . . . still managing to survive. I’m not sure this recent finding supports that hope.
“What we have appears to be a log created by a distress system. After the initial entry at 5:52 all subsequent log entries are periodic, every five minutes. The final intact entry is at 11:00. There is some corruption of the data within this timeframe and that is unclear whether the log itself was corrupted or the dataset became corrupted in the intervening time.
“The key is the date: 4816.16.8. This is a Sorian Standard date-stamp. The Sorian year 4816 corresponds to the TRI Year 2000 BT — the assumed year of The Great Collapse. While we usually see Sorian dates expressed as ‘mm.dd’ it is not unheard of for that to be reversed in some systems – and that is the case here. So the event triggering this distress system happened in 2000 BT at 5:52 on 8.16. The system stopped recording at about 11:00. So if we assume this is authentic (and I believe it is), we can hypothesize that what we are seeing is a five-hour period representing the initial effects of The Great Collapse – and, possibly, it’s final catastrophic effects.”
Dr. Dannewar said he is continuing his search for additional evidence of the lost planet, it’s current location, and its fate.
(Octavius Core Station) Only a few hours after Hammer-BS announced his extraction of a dataset from the Dannewar audio stream, I was able to complete the decryption the data.
Partial image of dataset decryption
The decrypted data showed a stream of what appeared to be time-stamped emergency broadcasts . . . dates and times – repeating the message every 5 minutes with some portions apparently corrupted.
Year: 4810; Day: 16; Month: 8
Every time-stamp in the list was in increments of 5 – save for the initial one, which begs the question: Could this be the exact time of whatever disaster occurred? And if this was, indeed, a broadcast from the lost planet Solrain, as Dr. Dannewar believed, could 05:52 on 4810.16.8 be the initial warning for The Great Collapse?
(Solrain Core) Dr. Thane Dannewar announced today that he has isolated what he believes may be a transmission from the lost planet Solrain.
“I know this just sounds like static to most, but I have been able to specifically extract this as a unique signal — distinct from the cosmic background noise,” said Dannewar. “I have no idea what might be contained in this signal at this point. I’m releasing it so that others may be able to help ‘group-think’ a way to confirm that this truly is a broadcast of some sort — and if it is — figure out how to extract the data it contains.”
Dr. Dannewar is the grandson of Cameron Dannewar, best known for his role in the Thrice Seven — but who also known for his passion for uncovering the fate of the planet Solrain, which was lost in The Great Collapse.
(Solrain Core) Solrain Premier Crtistofore Parce was very blunt in his assessment of the recent Reconstruction Days holiday. “It was a huge disappointment,” said Parce. “I don’t know what’s going on — whether the election protests has something to do with this, or something else. But the bottom line is we had almost no participation in our space-based public events — and dirtside it was not much better.”
“Nonetheless,” he continued, ” we do need to recognize two people for holiday awards. Hammer-BS was the single entrant in our ‘Name the Heroes’ contest — the one to name the at least five of the Solrain members of the Thrice Seven. In fact, Hammer-BS was able to name all seven. Quite an accomplishment. He will be receiving 5 million credits, a Seeker of Knowledge medal and a PCS-4 for his efforts.” Continue reading →
(Alexios, Amanra) Close elections always trigger strong emotions, and the recent Speaker’s election for Amanra was as close as it can get with the popular vote resulting in a tie, forcing the 100 members of the Solrain Citizens and Traders Council (STCC) to break the tie with a vote. But this election was also was overshadowed by claims that Hyperial hackers tried to sway the presidential election.
Millions of Amanrans signed an online petition stating that Ms. Whyte was unfit for the Speaker’s Chair, while anti-Whyte protesters gathered at cities across the planet.
In Alexios, more than 10,000 demonstrators braved unusually cold temperatures, chanting: “Whyte’s Not Right!”
In Arestol, protesters beat drums and waved signs saying: “Don’t let Hyperial Run Our Planet.”
On the campus of Sutonia University, hundreds of student-demonstrators cried.
We attempted to contact the incumbent Speaker, Cassia Verhal, but her spokesperson said she was not ready to make a statement at this time.
(Alexios, Amanra) The STCC has announced the results of the Speaker’s Chair for Amanra and it is long-time Council-member Lylian Whyte. The upset began when Whyte and co-challenger Daneel Ruyden both tallied 37.5% of the popular vote, ending the five-term, 15-year run for Cassia Verhal — who was largely considered the most progressive force in Solrain politics.
A 30-year veteran of the Council, ‘Lyl’ Whyte had tried to unseat Verhal three times without success. She is a long-time member of the council and close personal friend of Demeter Garreth. Her political views are extremely conservative and her fiscal positions are “traditional.”