On 120.6.19, pilots reported unusual spawns in GVB . . .
. . . and then an GBS-gate infestation disappeared in front of them without them launching a missle!
There were suggestions that Lithium could be involved . . . so who knows . . . but my sources say Aeghwhyn and DUBERANGER will be receiving Flux Buster patches for scaring-off an infestation with their mere presence.
(UUNN HQ) It took over a week, but pilots finally cleared the last super-infestation yesterday from Quantar Gate. It is estimated that approximately 800 nuclear missiles — including 20 specially-modified Maul missiles — were needed to complete the task.
Pilots Andanwen, Cat4Par, Cono, Donnie, Flowbar, GrimJack, HitGirl, Kanthakeh, Koopmans and Rail69 have all been nominated for FluxBuster awards. Donnie, Flowbar and Rail69 have also been nominated for the Defender of the Barrier medal for their particularly important roles in taking down these infestations.
Prof. Athena ShaiDen was originally nominated, but she requested to be taken off the list, saying that “it was not appropriate” for a person in her position.
(Quantar Core) The Office of the Tahirs today released the following statement:
The Tahirs have determined that it is the qua’ it tahir (“the will of the people”) that the Quantar Gate/Inner Storm infestation be destroyed, and to that end they have agreed to subsidize the cost for 20 of Lexxor Intelligence‘s specially modified weapons.
While the other infested gates are of little importance and are not worth the cost or effort to remove the infestations, the Quantar Gate infestation block a route used by many for mining and trade.
Pilots interested in delivering the blow against the Conflux menace should apply directly to The Office of the Tahirs. Children of Hamalzah will, of course, be given preference.
(UUNN HQ) In a rare public statement, Dr. Nevin Yrall, Vice President of TRI Research (TRI-R) has called for pilots to boycott parts of the current Hyperial Faction Mission.
“It’s really unbelievable,” said Yrral. “We just completed a long and difficult mission to increase Conflux Biomass inventories. We are in the midst of an historic infestation even that it putting a big dent in nuclear missile supplies. And now Hyperial want pilots to take nukes to Hyperial for its ‘projects?'”
The Hyperial mission began yesterday on 120.2.14 calling for ‘several important commodities for its projects’ . . . saying ‘Speedy completion of this mission is critical.’
(Solrain Core Station) After yesterday’s massive infestation event and the independent analysis done by Xenobiology expert Prof. Athena ShaiDen, TRI-DEF’s Conflux-guy, Carlo Adiar spoke out with a very different view.
“This was a punch in the face,” said an agitated Adiar. “And we need to respond. With force. If we don’t it’ll be a sign of weakness . . . blood in the water. And then, god help us.”
Adiar’s recommendation: all-out war. “I say we ‘brute force’ those remaining infestations. We have plenty of nukes in stock. I don’t see what the issue is,” said Adiar in response to ShaiDen’s recent analysis. “But we should not stop there. We need to send out a call for all pilots to go on the offensive. Take conflux missions. Harvest Conflux biomass. Destroy Conflux hives. Wipe out Conflux swarms.”
“These primitive space-fish are more instinctive than intelligent. Let’s let them know we don’t [edited] around. Watch them tuck-tail and sulk.”
(Cornea Station)Professor Athena ShaiDen, Xenobiology Chairperson at Sutonia University, released the following statement on the recent infestations blocking unregulated space:
Upon hearing about the spate of infestations that had sprung up across space, I installed my prototype Narrow Beam Scanner and headed out to gather data. In some instances it was simple, raw data from the infestations, but in a couple instances I was able to gather differential data before and after nuke strikes.
What we saw then was infestations that lasted for days — not only because they were strong, but because unlike normal infestations, these infestations regenerated (it was never determined exactly how).
Today, pilots were able to “brute force” one of these super-infestations (Quantar Gate/Greater Arm). We may be able to do the same on the remaining ones — or we could suspend efforts temporarily in hopes that Lexxor can duplicate the specially modified weapons use in the Battle for DX.
It is not for me to say which approach to take.
I will provide additional information if we find anything of additional importance during our analysis.
(UUNN HQ) With nine known infestations, some are saying this is the largest infestation event ever. Acting with unexpected speed and coordination, Conflux infester drones have successfully cut off all access to unregulated space in just a matter of hours. TRI-SEC has requested that pilots report any new infestations or sentient sightings.
More information will be shared as it becomes available.
(UUNN HQ) While Solrain pilots sat dormant, the Conflux launched the largest infestation event on record — with eight gates infested. The STCC has put out an urgent plea for pilots to launch and open up the trade lanes. No Conflux Sentient activity has been reported, but pilots are urged to be on the lookout for attacks.
Today is also known as “Hellion Day” — the day when the first Sorian explorers landed on the newly-terraformed planet.
(UUNN HQ) At a recent trade conference, Sagrith Hubri was overheard saying that he was concerned that the long-standing infestation may be inflicting permanent damage to the gate from Pulsar sector to Pulsar Gate sector. Hubri is the Director of Sector Assets for TRI Industrial & Business Services (TRI-IND), which is responsible for maintenance of gates, beacons, subspace transceivers and other non-station infrastructure.
TRI Corporation has not responded to our requests for a comment.