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Reports from Amananth’s DPDQ system indicate that some station systems and inventory were damaged during a Sentient nuclear attack on the station today around 16:30. According to pilot Sinver, the initial attack was made by a C-10 “Eel” sentient along with C-0 “Jellyfish” and C-8/9 “Kraken” drones in support. Subsequent attacks were by a “Kraken” sentient (C-8s or C-9s).
Aman Leap gate was infested during the attack and sentient presence was also reported in The Gyre, The Split and Sea of Shadows. No other details are available at this time. Pilots are warned to keep an eye out for additional sentient activity in that area.
(UUNN HQ) TRI Corporation announced today that on behalf of Octavius, Quantar and Solrain, it has presented special awards to the pilots participating in the recent “Hivebuster Mission.”
Pilots Clanlord, Darkness, Gen.Tra, Morris and Tui were awarded a special Hivebuster Campaign Ribbon. The ribbon, designed specifically for this mission, is unique to this campaign and will never be awarded again. In addition, each of these five pilots has received a special award of three AB4s (deposited in their Depot storage) to recognize their willingness to continue pursuing this mission in the face of some daunting odds.
Clanlord, Gen.Tra and Morris were also awarded Defender of the Barrier medals for their significant roles in bringing about the final destruction of the targeted hives.
by Thane Carios
(UUNN HQ) It’s finally done. Thanks primarily to Clanlord, Gen.Tra and Morris, the targeted hives in sectors First Sight, C-3309, C-1101, C-1102,and C-2199 were destroyed and most of them have not re-spawned. And as predicted, asteroids that were staying in a high-entropy (heated) state after mining have finally begun to cool.
“Unfortunately, we still don’t know exactly what was causing the problem with mined asteroids not-cooling,” said Carlo Adiar, TRI Corp’s Assistant Director for Conflux Studies. “Nor do we know which hive(s) and sector(s) were the source. But we just didn’t have the luxury of taking the time to narrow it down one-by-one.” Continue reading
(UUNN HQ) It appears that the “Hive Buster” mission that was initiated on 118.9.25 (and then roundly ignored) has been changed and simplified. The original mission called for the completed destruction of all hives in five targeted sectors withing a one-hour period.
The “new” mission is calling for destruction of “most” of the hives, and does not appear to have a time limit.
Each of the targeted sectors had five hives. Pilot Morris has reported that some of these are not respawning after destruction — and that those that do respawn are greatly weakened.
Some pilots have questioned whether the new mission will, in fact, shut down the energy waves coming from Conflux Space that have now disrupted mining operation for months . . . or whether this is simply a tactic to get to pilots base to “try something.”
by Yaz Shanndar
(UUNN HQ) Xenobiologist and Conflux “expert” Professor Athena ShaiDen believes she has uncovered a potential strategy for destroying the targeted Flux hives. “I have been monitoring the telemetry from the test-runs against the hives,” said ShaiDen. “Mr. Adiar is absolutely correct in his assessment that timing is everything. But I think one thing that no one has publicly discussed is that longer-established hives are much more difficult to destroy than newly-spawned ones — which only take about 5 nukes to take out.”
by Thane Carios
(Outpost Station) Carlo Adiar is saying that “timing is everything” for the current hive-destruction mission. Adiar is the TRI-DEF Assistant Director for Conflux Studies and was part of the team calling for this mission. “We still can’t determine exactly what is going on, but we do know one thing for sure: there is some very strange EM coming out of those five sectors — and there are five hives in each of those sectors. That’s not normal. The hives have to be connected to all of this.” Continue reading
* * * * * BREAKING NEWS * * * * *
(Amananth) An analysis of the recent series of missions has ultimately pointed to Hives in Conflux Space sectors: First Sight, C-3309, C-1101, C-1102, and C-2199 as the reason for recent asteroid cooling problems. Pilots are currently being directed to destroy these hives quickly and to ensure they do not re-spawn.
Additional details will be provided as they become available.