(Petrios, Quanus) Quantar leaders decided this year to return the ancient Miners’ Days holiday to its roots, which traditionally focused on local, dirtside parades and traditions.
“We just thought it was a time to do something different,” said First Tahir Penjia Neamru.
“For a number of years, we’ve had large, well-publicized events and contests. And it was a good thing. But Miners’ Days has very humble roots. Spontaneous local parades are the true Quani tradition — with miners putting away their tools for the day, and marching through streets singing traditional miners’ reels, and carrying ceremonial shovels, chisels or picks (which are often heirlooms handed down for generations). It’s just a day of good-natured revelry with family, friends and neighbors,” she added.
The First Tahir did point out that a Faction Mission for the holiday was launched, and that Temples in all cities, town and stations will be performing the traditional Blessing of the Shovels and having readings of the Parable of Karadron.
(Khalar Fa’el, Quanus)Rabb Nost’avor, the Seneschal of The Temple of Roh in Khalar Fa’el, made a surprising statement today, clearly breaking ranks with the Tahirs. “The Fa’hil Memta is supposed to be the ‘voice of our people.’ They are not supposed to be politicians, diplomats or warlords. They are supposed to be conduits.”
“While Hyperial has been an adversary as long back as our memory travels, we have to live in the present — and I’m not sure that the majority of the people would support the recent actions,” said Nost’avor. “It is conceivable that the destroyed research could have benefited Quantar.”
(Barnard, Hypsos) After leaving a meeting of The Directorate, Dr. Viggio Ragne, the Special Representative for the President, today called Quantar a terrorist state. “It is really no surprise,” said Ragne. “This has been a long-standing pattern of behavior for Quantar. They have consistently supported terrorist attacks on our people. Rewarding criminals, terrorists and murderers is an atrocity. We can only hope that the more principled factions will see this for what it is and take appropriate action.”
Hyperial has cut off the few communication channels it has with Quantar and has changed its official political status with Quantar to “War.”
The new award, the Chrysalis Campaign Ribbon, is being awarded to pilots who supported the extended campaign by Quantar — some of it apparently covert — to derail and destroy what Quantar is calling, Hyperial’s renewed attempts to circumvent the co-operative program developed by the other factions — and managed by TRI Corp. — for Genetic Modifications and jump-ships.
Recipients of this unique ribbon designed specifically for this “campaign” were: Ambrosius, Blonder, Crackhead, Eismann, Hammer-BS, Jalil, Nereid, Roidrider and Valmagier — several of whom had recently been called “terrorists” by Hyperial Special Representative Dr. Viggio Ragne.
(Quantar Core Station) Third Tahir, Dr. Silar Tashawar made a statement today about the recent attack on Hyperial assets, breaking an unusual period of silence.
“Speaking strictly as Silar Tashawar — not as a member of the Fa’hil Memta — I want to express my admiration and gratitude for the work of Ambrosius, Crackhead, Eismann, Hammer-BS, Nereid and Roidrider.
These pilots carried out a mission at our direction, and successfully completed it. Although we attempted to maintain strict secrecy, they survived multiple ambush attempts and successfully destroyed the ‘Chrysalis’ Genetic Modifications lab that Hyperial had secretly constructed within the Phosphorous factory.
“These pilots are heroes, not terrorists. I now call on my fellow Tahirs to join with me in giving them the official recognition they absolutely deserve.”
Dr. Tashawar is the newest member of the Fa’hil Memta. After the assassination of Queliar Neamru, the Qua’ it tahir elected Tashawar as the new Third Tahir on 111.3.18.
Well I went on holiday … and I stayed a lot longer than expected. But my mom finally kicked me out so I’m back with another UPDATE!
Pilots Stay Away in Droves The holiday crowds were in stealth-mode for this year’s Reconstruction Days with minimal participation in the organized events (“minimal” is a generous term here). Some blame was put on the numerous protests of the recent Speaker’s election but it’s hard to believe that was the sole reason. I really liked the “What’s Your Story” contest about The Henge. I guess I should have entered. I would have WON. (My theory is that it was a VERY ancient, VERY huge trampoline.)
Well the recent Solrain election for the Speaker’s Chair for Amanra was a landmark in a number of ways. A long-time incumbent was unseated. TWO challengers ended up tie in the popular vote, forcing a runoff in the STCC – which has not happened in a long time. Supporters of Verhal have hit the streets in droves, with protests in boroughs and cities across all three planets. While there has been no violence, there’s been unrest-a-plenty. Protesters have contended that Hyperial was instrumental in influencing the election. Continue reading →
(Solrain Core) Solrain Premier Crtistofore Parce was very blunt in his assessment of the recent Reconstruction Days holiday. “It was a huge disappointment,” said Parce. “I don’t know what’s going on — whether the election protests has something to do with this, or something else. But the bottom line is we had almost no participation in our space-based public events — and dirtside it was not much better.”
“Nonetheless,” he continued, ” we do need to recognize two people for holiday awards. Hammer-BS was the single entrant in our ‘Name the Heroes’ contest — the one to name the at least five of the Solrain members of the Thrice Seven. In fact, Hammer-BS was able to name all seven. Quite an accomplishment. He will be receiving 5 million credits, a Seeker of Knowledge medal and a PCS-4 for his efforts.” Continue reading →