(Solrain Core) In a surprising outcome, the funding applied-for by Conflux expert Professor Athena ShaiDen of Sutonia University was denied by Sorian Bank. The loan, which most expected to be granted, was to help mass-produce a special kind of narrow-beam scanner ShaiDen had developed. The scanner was used to take readings from Conflux infestations — with the goal of finding better ways to destroy — of even deter them.
Professor ShaiDen was unavailable for comment, but Carlo Adiar, TRI Corporation’s Director of Conflux Studies spoke out, “This is just incredible. Professor ShaiDen and I do not always see eye to eye, but this was a no-brainer. And the 500 million credits she was looking for is just a drop in the bucket for Sorian. Her reputation alone should have been plenty of collateral — but she had a working prototype! I don’t get it.” Continue reading →
(UUNN HQ) Pilots have reported today that they encountered very high-level conflux in a kind of “stealth swarm” that appears to be running through Quantar space.
“I was trying to dock at Quantar core as I saw a rookie pilot named Alter,” said pilot Valmagier, who was the first to notify UUNN of this phenomenon. “Suddenly more than 20 conflux spawned — mostly stingrays. I was not able to escape or dock in time… and got a POD ride… I don’t know what happened to the rookie pilot.”
Pilots have reported being attacked by this swarm in Quantar Core, Omni IV and Omni V sectors. Pilots are encourages to exercise extreme caution, taking time to check for the swarm when jumping into a new sector.
(Cornea Station) Conflux expert Professor Athena ShaiDen of Sutonia University announced today that more data is needed on Conflux Infestations. On 117.3.30 ShaiDen used a new technique to collect data on Conflux infestations, employing a customized narrow-beam scanner and taking readings from the infestation’s plasma port as it was being destroyed by nukes from the other side of the gate.
“We go some really great data,” said ShaiDen, “but we really need more to make the information useful. Unfortunately, you need to use special equipment and be at the right place at the right time. I was really lucky the last time. It was not a planned thing. And infestations have not been happening that frequently.”
“Not that I’m complaining,” she added.
ShaiDen said she is looking into the possibility of assembling a small team to assist in data collection, but is not ready to announce any details. “I need to figure out how many narrow-beam scanning kits I can get funded before taking this further,” she said.
(Cornea Station) When reports came in about new Conflux infestation activity in Connexion sector, Prof. Athena ShaiDen decided it was time to get some fresh data.
“I have not done any field work in many, many months,” said ShaiDen, the Xenobiology Chairperson at Sutonia University. “I was done my classes for the day and had some free time, so I loaded up my customized scanning equipment and headed out.”
The Conflux had infested three of the four gates in Connexion: The Stith, Light Crossroad and Ring View. It turned out to be very good fortune that the fourth gate, Dark Crossroads, had not been infested. Continue reading →
(UUNN HQ) Conflux incursions continued on two fronts today, with a Conflux C8S defending Ring View infestations with a host of drone support . . and a separate Conflux infester (type unknown) completely infesting Dark gateway.
“They are going for choke-points,” said TRI Corp Conflux expert Carlo Adiar. “They are clearly attempting to disrupt trade and it has to be stopped now. Pilots who are on furlough should report immediately to take on this threat.”
(UUNN HQ) Conflux infestations have completely cut off Ring View sector, disrupting trade lanes. It is not known exactly when the infestations were formed, as there were no witnesses. The first reports came in at approximately 20:30 UTC.
Pilots are encouraged to begin nuking the infestations as soon as possible.
(UUNN HQ) The Conflux have renewed attacks on Solrain assets and Solrain space, once again attacking the recently-repaired RB-3 facility and laying out a pattern of infestations to cut off Solrain from all other factions.
Image courtesy of TRI-SEC
“The pattern of infestation is a concern,” said TRI Conflux expert Carlo Adiar, MBA. “This was a well-planned and orchestrated attack, with at least three separate sentients working in coordination — a C8s attacking pilots in Wake along with drone-swarms, a C14s infesting and a C17s bombing the RB-3.”
Because of the continued attacks, the STCC has decided not to hold any space-based events for the Reconstruction Days holidays which runs from 116.7.1 through 116.7.3 this year. They have called upon all available pilots to work the Faction Mission to rebuild the Sabre factory in Cornea, to maintain beacons, to defend against further attacks.