Scientists Propose Original Purpose of “The Henge”

by Thane Carios

(Alexios, Soria)  A consortium of Solrain scientists and engineers studying The Henge today released their theory on its original purpose.

“We have been studying these structures for years and there have been many theories the-hengeover that time,” said Dr. Piter Moss, Professor of Applied Physics at The Alexios Institute.  “Most of them have been more speculation than true theory.  But now we have a very high confidence level, that this was an enormous electromagnetic arrestor apparatus , built to facilitate the landing of large ships.  There’s no way to speculate yet on the exact nature of these ships — they could have been cargo ships, transport ships, or large military vessels.”

“Our work on this is far from done.  This is one of the most significant pre-collapse sites on Solrain and we hope to gain further insights into pre-collapse technology in general by even further understanding the incredible engineering here.”

The Henge was last in the news when 24 members of The Solarian Apostolate were found dead there, believed to be a mass-suicide.



Dannewar Surfaces to Make Statement on Recent Findings

by Yaz Shanndar

(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.

A Riddle Wrapped in Mystery …

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  Well-known decryption expert Hammer-BS announced today they he had been able to extract a dataset from the Dannewar audio stream . . . but that leaves more decoding to be done.

The audio file is a carrier containing a secret message in it. I guess the noise was chosen to set people on the wrong track. I could extract the message but all I got was a new puzzle.
The content seems to be encrypted as well – maybe anyone can help out with this?
Jalil Aq’tamm and the SET Group had also been working on extracting the data.  Neither was immediately available for comment.

Sol Scientist Believes He Has Identified Ancient Signal

by Thane Carios

(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.


Reconstruction Days Called “Disappointment”

by Yaz Shanndar

(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

Protests Mar Reconstruction Days Holiday Celebrations on Amanra

by Yaz Shanndar

(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.protests

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.