(Quantar Core) On 118.8.5 pilot FS_Falcon passed from this life. A Quantar Optimus, FS_Falcon led the squad Fatal Shadows (a multi-factional squad) for many years and was a pillar of The Reconstruction. In recognition of his long history of contributions both as an individual and as a leader, he has now been awarded both the TRI Order of Merit and Hamalzah’s Divine Grace.
In addition, the Echoes of Hope is being awarded to pilot ShapeShift for his efforts in organizing and running the memorial for this pilot who touched many lives.
This time, instead of doing The (Unregulated) Update, I decided to interview the pilot RazorsKiss — who made news recently by destroying an automated TRI transport ship in unregulated space. I thought it might be interesting to get an idea of his motivations.
This interview was conducted before TRI Corporation decided to place a bounty on him. Continue reading →
(UUNN HQ) Squad FluxGuts announced today that it has decided to move it base of operations from Amananth to Hyperial space, publishing the following letter:
To the President and Directorate of Hyperial, Greetings.
This is a formal announcement that Squad FluxGuts will begin the process of moving their primary sphere of operations to Hyperial space for the duration of the current Conflux aggression towards Hyperial. We, of course, will only concern ourselves with combating the Conflux while in your territory; as has long been my policy – whatever the Conflux want – they can’t have. Right now, that seems to be a blockade of Hyperial space. That is what we aim to deny them. I believe you know of me, and my squad – we recently put on a bit of a pyrotechnics display in honor of my old squadmate, samwise. As you read, that Fluxhunt was to focus on clearing the space lanes surrounding the bottleneck to your factional territory. This new move is phase 2 of our response to their recent incursions. My squadmate, Sinver, has been based in your territory for some time – but we’re preparing to base our entire squad’s active operations in Hyperial, instead of Amananth, as New Dawn did. I have an ulterior motive for this, but as I said, I wish to make a show of good faith by actually keeping to the terms of The Reconstruction Initiative, and keeping your space lanes safe, since you do not have a space capability of your own at present, due to pressures brought to bear by certain elements. I’m not prepared to argue the merits of that decision at this time – but believe me when I say that I have no animus towards Hyperial, and am concerned only with the safety of your sectors, and that of the pilots who come there to trade. If you are willing, we are prepared to move the venerable Conflux War Command Center, which I have recently unsealed and returned to service, to Hyperial Station. I will, of course, await your pleasure, and the authorization of your Station Governor before making such a move, however.
Once our bona fides are sufficiently established, perhaps we can then discuss some matters of mutual benefit. In the meantime, I hope that our actions demonstrate our friendship to Hypsos, and her people.
(Octavius Outpost) In a very unusual move, an additional medal has been added to the list of Festival 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.
(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 →
(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.