(UUNN HQ)Postern Associates (TRISE: PASS) announced today that it is in negotiations with Sorian Bank to acquire the patents, intellectual property and some physical assets of Annihilitech, which abruptly ceased operations in May of this year after accounting irregularities were identified (CFO Markos Theran is still a fugitive).
When it closed its doors, Annihilitech was only manufacturing two items: the Senator long-range mortar and the Featherfire ion cannon, but over the years, Annihilitech developed some of the most destructive and powerful weapons known since The Great Collapse — among them the now-outlawed “Imperializer,” which reportedly ruptured atomic structures with high powered gravitrons.
Much of Annihilitech’s weapons R&D was done under contract to other corporations like Particle Systems, Inc. and Aristio Conglomerated.
It is unclear whether Postern intends to restart production of any Annihiltech equipment, or is simply looking to invest in the IP.
Festival! always seems to be one of the most fun holidays every year. It’s longer, it’s for all factions and there are usually lots of events. There were a lot of events, but I seem to see a trend where just a few people participate and they get all of the prizes. I’m not judging — I’m to blame, too. I should have gotten at least a little bit involved. It just seems a shame. More people would probably equal more fun.
Historic Pub Moves
Apparently it’s hard to sell beer when hardly anyone ever docs at the station. I don’t think we have gotten any official word on when the “new” SpaceBar will be opening on KH, but let’s drop in, raise a pint and wish TD “good luck” when it does.
Thief Production Ends
Yeah . . . having a hard time getting worked-up over this one. Has anyone ever really used one of those things?
(UUNN HQ) Aristio Conglomerated announced today that, effective immediately, it is shutting down production of its unique Graviton Displacer weapon — the Thief.
Company spokesperson Josef Panuluo released the following statement:
Because of lack of sales, Aristio Conglomerated is shutting down the production of this very-unique weapon. We’re sure there will be plenty of inventory available in markets across space to satisfy the need for this weapon for a very long time.
We will also be focusing all production of the very-popular Spitfire ion weapon to our Tripoint manufacturing facility in order to gain production efficiencies there.
(GBS Station) Proprietor/Bartender Torn Danton announced today that the SpaceBar Pub — a long-time destination for tired, thirsty pilots in GBS Station — is closing down there.
“There’s just no way to keep things going,” said Danton. “There’s no traders, no smugglers, no spies. I’m going f#*!ing crazy sitting here alone day after day — just watching my accounts drain down. Can’t keep the beer fresh. Can’t keep the food fresh(ish). It’s time.”
For many years, GBS Station was a place where pirates, smugglers, non-factionalists and many others found a place to avoid prying eyes, and avoid the strict PR requirements and taxation on equipment purchases at Factional stations. Information was traded even more frequently than silicon or Flashfires – and probably at even greater profit. The Space Bar was at the center of it all.
“I have been here running this dump for 18 years,” said Danton, the long-time owner. “This isn’t an easy decision. But I’m not shutting down. I’m moving everything — the bar, the booths, the walls. It’s all moving to Klatsches Hold where, hopefully, we’ll get a little more traffic. If that doesn’t work . . . I just don’t know.”
(Quantar Core)Festival 118! came to a close with some mixed reviews. About 40 pilots were online over the four days of the holiday, but according to TRI Corporation, which sponsors the annual holiday events, pilots participation in contests and events was fairly disappointing across the board.
Conversely, there was some disappointment with TRI Corp’s event management as well. Pilot Sinver slammed the running of Friday’s Treasure Hunt event, saying:
“I was looking forward to this all,day while at work. I’ve wasted an entire evening because quite frankly, you couldn’t organize a piss up in a brewery. The clues were useless. Don’t even bother tomorrow. Just park the ship and forget about it. A great idea, really great idea terribly executed. My entire evening wasted. Thanks guys.”
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