Octavius Feast of the Fallen Begins on 120.5.22

UUNN Newswire

(Cinatus) Cinatus will once again host this year’s Feast of the Fallen holiday, which runs from 120.5.22 through 120.5.24.  Although this year’s space-based activities will be  limited, Emperor Cineon will lead the Recitation of Heroes in Outpost Station sector once again.

Day of Remembering – 120.5.22

At 16:00 UTC Emperor Cineon will lead the Recitation of Heroes  outside Oupost Station where the name of an Octavius warrior or hero from the past is called out aloud and the hero’s accomplishments and victories are recalled. Cineon has asked the citizens of Octavius to submit their own remembrances for him to announce publicly.

Day of Battle – 120.5.23

The Bleeding Skies — All Octavius is called upon to tune beacons RED across Octavius — and throughout all space — for the entire day.

Members of the lesser factions are welcome to challenge those actions.

Day of Feasting – 120.5.24

All are urged to enjoy to good company of family and friends to celebrate Heroes past, present, and future.

Phalera MaximaCitizens of Octavius are also URGED to cast their vote for the Phalera Maxima — to recognize and award our heroes.

Gent Clone #1 Captured

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  According to TRI-SEC, one of the three “Gent clones” has been captured and remanded to Oct Core Security.  The ship was downed by pilot Aion with assistance from KeflaAion will be receiving 1mm credits for the capture and pilot GrimGriz will be receiving 500k credits for information he provided to the bounty hunters.

TRI-SEC also said it is currently negotiation to have medals awarded for those responsible for capturing the clones.

E.R.I. Announces Contest Winners

by Yaz Shanndar

(UUNN HQ) Edgar Reece Industries (E.R.I.) has announced that it has received approval for awards to be given to the winners and participants in its The Dark Encounter Arena series:  Shuttles in the Dark, which was held on 120.5.3; and Lil Fighters in The Dark, which was held on 120.5.6.

*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

E.R.I. would like to thank the proud pilots of TRI who have made the launch of The Dark Encounter Arena not only a great bio-medical success, but also a great welcoming of our Company to your community in the Stars. In how short a time were 3 fully functioning battle POS constructed and stocked? I would love to claim E.R.I. had managed this impressive feat – but it was only with the pilots of TRI and their surprising willingness to experiment with prototype technology that allowed the first series of events in The Dark Encounter Arena to even take place.

Perhaps most surprising was the assistance that came to us from the Quantar Brotherhood. Pilot MLDeath single-handedly fulfilled the stocking requirements of all 3 stations for a nominal fee, and took the sudden-death beacon control win in the second round of Shuttles in the Dark. Pilot Nessos tested the first prototype of consciousness projection technology and has reported no ill effects! Military Legends spork and Ambrosius were the star competitors in the final round Lil’ Fighters in The Dark and took the victories with both score and beacon control.

Solrain pilots that contributed or participated include GrimGriz who cleared his criminal record to get in line with E.R.I. requirements, and then competed in all events using our experimental technology. Pilot Atlantis helped beta test the technology and set up for the event. Pilot Gucky competed in the opening round of Shuttles in the Dark  for Solrain, and Pilot DrPerky squared off against elite veterans from the other factions in Lil’ Fighters in The Dark.

Some of the best pilots Octavius has to offer also assisted in the opening of The Dark Encounter Arena. Pilot _RAZAAR_ flew alongside pilot C-note for a decisive Aptyrex win in the opening round of Shuttles in The Dark, and was leading the score in round 2 when MLDeath claimed the sudden-death Beacon. Octavian Vanguard pilot Algore represented the faction against Quantar’s Legends.

We have submitted the paperwork to the Bureau for awards for all competitors in this initial series of Dark Encounters, and extend our corporate gratitude to the others that helped make this possible – specifically the capital contributions of Nafcon and Lovemonk, silent pillars of this endeavor.

The Dark Encounter Arena is Edgar Reece Industries bringing competitive sporting to the Space Lanes, where Violence is only one path to Victory.

*** CONTACT:  DUBERANGER

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E.R.I. Announces Event for 120.5.6

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(UUNN HQ) Edgar Reece Industries (E.R.I.) has released the following announcement:

*** EDGAR REESE INDUSTRIES
*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
*** CONTACT: DUBERANGER

Edgar Reece Industries, the Amanra biomedical giant, has expanded star-side in a big way!  We are proud to announce that E.R.I. has re-purposed The Dark sector in Aman Space as a Factional Competition Arena. Having completed initial testing with its Grand Opening Event, “Shuttles in the Dark” on 120.5.3, The Dark is ready and the Lil Fighters are coming!

Our next tournament, “Lil Fighters in The Dark” will take place on Wednesday 120.5.6 at 24:00 (midnight) midnight UTC.

“Lil Fighters in The Dark” is a factional competition between Rank 9 light fighter ships, and competitors will be /homed at the designated Factional Stations within the sector. When the round begins, pilots will full-contact-compete for kills, flux kills and Sensor Array Beacon control for the following point values:

  • Pilot Kill 50 points
  • Flux Kill 100 points
  • Beacon Control at KTRI announcement 200 points

The first factional team to 1,000 points wins the round. The first factional team to win two (2) rounds, wins the Event.

All members of the winning faction will receive a Cesium Medal.  All other participants in “Lil Fighters in The Dark” will receive the Captain’s Commendation.  Pilots MUST be flying a Light Fighter (Rank 9) and MUST be Mercenary-Tagged in order participate.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the event.

REMEMBER: if you are Military-tagged and want to participate, you must complete your tour of duty and switch to Mercenary

Phalera Maxima Voting Opens

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(UUNN HQ)  Octavius has announced that the voting for the Phalera Maxima award has opened.  All citizens of Octavius are eligible to recognize heroes past or present.Voting Phalera Maximawill be open through the upcoming Feast of the Fallen, which ends on 120.5.24.

Citizens may vote for any Oct pilot on the Pilot Roster except for last year’s awardee –  Clanlord – since this exclusive medal may only be awarded to a pilot once.

All Octavius citizens are strongly encouraged to vote: HERE

Rismore Found Dead

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  TRI-SEC is reporting that remains found and reported to them by a pilot on 120.4.27 have been confirmed to be those of Berl Rismore, who famously ran for Mayor of Barnard (and lost) in 118.  The remains were found in the access port of the MagnesiumBerl Nanoproducer in Hyperial Station sector

Although Rismore was last heard from just two months ago, promoting a Hyperial Faction mission, TRI’s forensics experts insist that based on their study of the remains, he has been dead for at least twelve months.  Rismore, age 33, was also a member of The Directorate.

TRI-SEC has turned the case over to Hyperial Station Security (HSS) for further investigation

The Catastrophe, Remembered

By Yaz Shanndar

Most pilots remember exactly where they were when it was happened.  Listenting to JPR . . . fighting Conflux . . . tuning beacons . . . mining . . .

Then everything went dark.

The following is the 115.4.30 recording of the speech by Sarath V on the third Anniversary of The Catastrophe (he died just six months later).

This week, on 120.4.30, we mark the eighth anniversary of The Catastrophe.  And as with every year since 114 when Founders Day was officially moved, this anniversary overlaps with the Solrain holiday.

Solrain has planned no space-based Founders’ Day celebrations this year.

Dockmaster Convicted of Accepting Favors

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(Hyperial Station)
  Sources on Hyperial Station indicate that Assistant Dockmaster Lev Rinrhys was found guilty of taking bribes in the form of “personal favors” in exchange for accepting, and paying-for, contraband Quantar Equipment.  His execution by HSS has been scheduled for 120.5.2 at 03:00 UTC.

Explosions and Confusion Lead to Escape from Octavius Core

By Thane Carios

(UUNN HQ) The recently-detained “Gent clones” escaped while being escorted by a TRI-SEC team under contract with Governor Carto.  The team was escorting the detainees from the hangar deck on Octavius Core to an off-station Inquisition facility when,

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Octavius Core, main hangar deck

according to witnesses, there were multiple explosions on the hangar deck. When the thick smoke cleared and order was restored Gent, -Gent- and _Gent_ had disappeared.  Their ships, which had been disarmed and disabled, were somehow launched.  It is unknown whether they were also rearmed.

“This was a well-coordinated plan,” said Solder Ronin, Commandant of TRI Security.  “We had those ships disabled and locked down so there was inside help.  We’ll be reviewing hangar logs and surveillance to determine how this happened.”

In order to better track the fugitives, TRI-SEC has arranged with Solrain and Quantar for minimal bounties to be assigned. Continue reading

The Curious Case of the “Gents”

by Ares Kiden

(Octavius Core Station) Two days ago there was some strange news that came out of Hasdrubar Carto’s Office on Octavius Core. They were calling for the pilot Gent to turn himself in, but they never indicated why. Not even a trumped-up fake-news kind of charge. He had a -6 PR with Oct, but we’ve all been there at some point.  Didn’t seem to be worth all of the fuss.

Then yesterday, this same pilot started broadcasting gibberish on F5:

gent-f5 120.4.23

Some suggested that these are some kind of distress calls and I don’t think they’re wrong.  I contacted the Security Office on Oct Core to ask whether he had turned himself in yet, but they did not respond. Continue reading