Last-Minute Award Announced Amid Controversy

by Thane Carios

(Octavius Outpost)  In  a very unusual move, an additional medal has been added to the list of medal179Festival awards.  The awards committee has decided to posthumously award the Sarath’s Rage Medal to pilot Wilson.  Sources who declined to be named indicated that the award was hotly debated — primarily because of Wilson’s squad (The Gang) and it’s predilection to collect certain fees from unwilling pilots.

“With him it was always about the orphans of Octavius,” said long-time friend and colleague, Liet, struggling to contain his emotions.

The Sarath’s Rage medal is awarded to “individuals who have had a long career as a combat ace.”  Along with being posted to Wilson’s pilot record, the medal will also be presented to his wife, Mrs. Wilson, with the sincere condolences of the entire pilot community.

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Squad Sponsors Flux-Hunting Contest

UUNN Newswire

(Outpost Station) Pilot RazorsKiss has announced that his squad, FluxGuts, is sponsoring a fluxing contest for the first day of Festival (Thursday 117.11.23) from now until midnight UTC!

From squad FluxGuts: The highest total Flux Kills today (that beats RK – if you can!) during Festival gets 1m credits, and a PCS1 (1m if you don’t beat RK) – 2nd 550k, 3rd, 250k!

To enter: take a screenshot of your pilot page before you begin! Send it to , post at Last Parsec FB, or email to connect@lastparsec.net!

Veteran Flux-Warrior Resurfaces

by Yaz Shanndar

(Octavius Core Station)  In the last week, a name resurfaced in the duty rosters that only a handful of veteran pilots will remember:  RazorsKiss.   A former New Dawn squadron leader, RazorsKiss was heavily involved in early Conflux research with TRI-R and in the Amananth 20 affair.  He agreed to a brief interview regarding his disappearance — and recent return.

Hello, RazorsKiss – and welcome back to active duty after all these years.  Exactly how long were you gone from active duty?
As far as I can recall (things are a bit fuzzy, with the Collapse, NDC going dark, my injury…) I think I last logged flight time somewhere in early 104. 

What made you decide to return to flying?
I woke up – at Oct Core. I played some catch up – now older, and more than a little grey – and applied for reinstatement. Continue reading

Brotherhood Sponsors Rockhunter Mission

UUNN Newswire

(Quantar Core) The Quantar squad Brotherhood of the Stone is offering a special Miners Days Holiday mission to find new asteroids in any Quantar sectors — with credits awarded for each previously-uncharted non-common asteroid.  The Quantar Tahirs have agreed to double the payouts and to offer a Captain Commendation to each participant, and The Spade of Karadron medal to the pilot with the most qualified finds.

Full details on this squad-sponsored mission can be found on TRI-PLOG.

A Pilot-Legend Passes

by Yaz Shanndar

(Solrain Core) Long-time veteran pilot Samwise has finished his long tour of duty on 116.11.28, passing away at the age of 85.  Samwise was an Optimus pilot and a long-time member of the squad New Dawn.  He spent most of his career battling The Conflux, amassing almost 40,000 flux-kills just since The Catastrophe.  He was last seen in space on 116.10.20, plying his trade.

Samwise, who some knew as Wisesam, was a pilot who was liked and respected by all.  He continued to fly well after most pilots are long-retired and never seemed to slow down.  In the dark times when few pilots were launching, Samwise continued his crusade.

Current and retired pilots continue to pass along their condolences and celebrate his great career HERE.

Samwise has been posthumously awarded the Solrain Foundation of Trust, the TRI Order of Merit and the Defender of the Barrier.

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His friends and family have asked that we share a favorite poem of his.  He found it on a DSS many years ago and quoted it often to whomever would hear him.

If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
— Rudyard Kipling
Samwise will be sorely missed by all.

GBS Disk Documents ISU Attempt to Hack TEC

by Yaz Shanndar

(UUNN HQ) An optical disk found on GBS Station appears to include a partial recounting of an ISU attempt to hack into the Hyperweb accounts for the now-defunct TRI Evolutionary Council (TEC).

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ISU, the Independent Space Union, made GBS Station home for several years.  Led by pilot ISU LogoRidgeway in his infamous Oct ‘battle-tow,’ ISU recruited a skilled, if unruly, roster of pilots including Bronx, FS_Space, Hadur, Fetch,  NeoFX, Sephiroth, and Vagrant.   While other squads were occupied with faction wars, ISU was one of the major forces controlling unregulated space, often going head to head with TRI in the process.

The disk was found in an old ISU storage area by Torn Danton, proprietor of The SpaceBar Pub and former military colleague of ISU-member Vagrant.  Danton, out of curiosity, had the disk worked-on and the data recovered.

“I just figured it might be some of Ridgeway’s famous porn collection,” said Danton.  “Frankly I had no idea that ISU was into anything as subtle as hacking the Hyperweb.  They usually took a more ‘kick-your-ass-to-find out’ approach to intel-gathering.”

Although there is nothing in the recovered material to date it, there is speculation that this invasion of TEC’s data systems could be linked to ISU’s somewhat sudden disappearance in 104.

It’s Time to Plog!

by Kedra Brenari

(UUNN HQ) With a brand-new service from UUNN, pilots can now Plog — which is short for Pilot Log.  You can share your thoughts, stories, adventures or gripes.

“There are lots of things that happen to pilots that are not really news from the UUNN perspective,” said Fence, Founder and Editor-in-Chief at UUNN.  “But this Plog allows everyone to share their personal stories and experiences in a whole new way.  We hope to see many pilots taking advantage of it.”PLOG 1

In order to start a Plog, pilots will have to submit a request.  Once that’s processed they will receive an invitation – which they’ll need to “accept.” (You’ll also need to set up a WP account if you don’t already have one.)

Pilots may Plog as often or as little as they wish.  The only rules are:

  • Keep your Plog focused on your own (IC) experiences and commentary
  • Do NOT use your Plog as a platform to verbally attack or abuse other pilots or squads.
  • Do NOT be extremely profane (mild profanity for emphasis is fine).
  • Graphics inserted into you Plog must be appropriate for all audiences.

The Plog can be accessed at tripilotlog.wordpress.com