(UUNN HQ) The STCC today voted overwhelmingly to leave pilot GrimGriz’s induction in-place — nullifying the executive order of Premier Demeter Garreth. Arbin Mallow, the Speaker for Soria said, “We understand why Premier Garreth did what she did, but in this case GrimGriz was voted into the Hall of Fame by the people — and Premier Garreth, as an appointed official — does not have the power to circumvent the will of the people.”
“But this is a bitter pill to swallow,” added Mallow. “The recent actions and political tendencies of pilot GrimGriz is certainly not consistent with our expectations of a hall-of-famer.”
(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!”
(UUNN HQ) The voting for this year’s Solrain Hall of Fame ended up in a dead heat between GrimGriz and Jump (aka JumpDemon) — which was ionic since both parties profess loyalty to Hyperial.
The consulting firm of Lunkwill and Fook (L&F) was hired by the STCC to verify that there was no tampering by Hyperial. Once that was ruled-out, L&F created a random selection algorithm — which chose GrimGriz as the inductee for 120 AT.
Because of GrimGriz‘s Hyperial allegiance, several members of the STCC called for the selection to be voided, but they were unable to garner enough votes to do so.
(Wake Station) The STCC voted today to extend the terms of Speakers from 3 years to 6 years. “For many years there was tremendous year-over-year stability in the Speakers’ Chairs,” said one STCC member. “But recenly, challengers have been scoring surprising victories. We want the people to have a strong voice but three years is just not long enough to get political traction.”
The terms will increase gradually, with the next election for Soria coming in 122 (a 4-year term); the election for Hellion being in 124 (a 4-year term); and then completing the cycle with the next election for Amanra being in 126 — the full 6-year term.
“I think this is a win for Solrain,” said Premier-Emeritus Cristofore Parce. “We need to give these fine Speakers enough time to get their agendas in place and their programs running. The Premier may be the ‘face’ of our great Commonwealth. But the Speakers … they are the ones who can really get things done. They are the heart and soul of our government.”
(Solrain Core) Cleanup crews didn’t have to put in any overtime after this, most recent, Reconstruction Days holiday. To be fair, as in recent years there has been a far smaller event lineup than there was in days past, but participation this year was minimal and
First there was the “Holiday Mission” — a mission to haul in the commidities needed to manufacture Electronics was completed in time for the end of the holiday. The mission was completed by Quantar pilot Hammer-BS.
There was also a “Rediscovering the Past” artifact contest. The winner once again, Quantar pilot Hammer-BS. Here are the details:
First-place: Hammer_BS (91) Cesium Medal and EB-3/2/1 stack
Second place Aeghwhyn (46) Platinum Medal and an EB-3
Third place NUBERANGER (30) Antimony Medal and an EB-2
(Cornea Station) In the most shocking election in recent history, Vivian Duvazaco has ousted the single-term incumbent Lylian Whyte to become Speaker for Amanra garnering an amazing seventy-five percent of the vote.
Duvazaco is a Tens & Piney “lifer” most recently holding a senior strategy position. Whyte, on the other hand, is a long-time STCC member and a close personal friend and ally of Premier Demeter Garreth. Her political views were extremely conservative and her fiscal positions were considered “traditional.”
Some feel that voters were making a statement that Amanra, long seen as a political “follower,” needs to take a more dynamic role in Solrain politics.
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?
(Solrain Core) After skipping a year, The Premier’s Office has announced the opening of of a poll for another Solrain Hall of Fame inductee. This poll will remain open through the end of the day (UTC) on Saturday 120.7.11.
All Citizens of Solrain are encouraged to vote ***HERE***
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 their Pilot 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.