Launch Systems Malfunction

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(UUNN HQ) TRI Corporation has released the following statement:

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120.7.16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

All station launch systems are non-operational at this time.  Pods have been successfully recovered from all ships that were in-flight at the time of the system failure and there has been no loss of life.  Director Yelda Mossad and her Station Systems & Maintenance engineers are working to resolve this situation and hope to have things operational within 18 to 24 hours.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

E.R.I. Employee Destroys RB-2 Facility; Receives Serious Censure

by Thane Carios

(Solrain Core)  Pilot GrimGriz of Edgar Reece Industries today attacked and destroyed the damaged RB-2 factory in Quantar Core sector with minimal resistance.

“He’s a Hyperial terrorist,” said First Tahir Pejia Neamru.  “And this attack was not on Quantar — it was on ALL of the civilized factions who need this important equipment for maintenance and repair.”

While GrimGriz took credit for destroying the facility, he did not indicate why he chose that particular target rather than something more specifically-vital to Quantar..

The Office of Solrain Premier Demeter Garreth released the following statement:

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We are all saddened and angered by the acts of this troubled individual.  Not only because he is a Solrain citizen — but because we just conferred one of our high honors upon him. We are embarrassed in the extreme.  This irenegade also had the gg emailimpudence to contact our just-elected Speaker, Ms. Duvazaco, and infer her involvement.

This last act moved Mr. Grim’s behavior from being obnoxious and embarrassing — to being an affrobnt to Solrain.  Because of the seriousness of these circumstances, I am using my authority as Premier to strip pilot GrimGriz of both is Solrain political standing and his place in our Hall of Fame.

The Premier would not say whether other employees of E.R.I would be receiving any censure, but a staffer who asked not to be identified heard Garreth yelling: “Where’s Reece.  I want his ass sitting in my office tomorrow or there will be hell to pay!”

Hospital Releases Final Aq’tamm Update

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(Tripoint Station)  The Kapenja Medical Sciences Center released the following information today:

Last evening, Jalil Aq’tamm was removed from life support.  At approximately 23:22 on 120.7.13, he was pronounced dead.  The cause of death was attributed to brain injuries resulting from  his extended period of emergency cryosleep in a ship with  malfunctioning systems.

The Fa’hil Memta has said it is considering a brief memorial, but plans have not been finalized.

Solrain Hall of Fame Inductee Chosen

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(UUNN HQ)  The voting for this year’s Solrain Hall of Fame ended up in a dead heat Solrain Hall of Famebetween GrimGriz and Jump (aka JumpDemon) — which was ionic since both parties profess loyalty to Hyperial.

The consulting firm of Lunkwill and Fook (L&F) was hired by the STCC to verify that there was no tampering by Hyperial.  Once that was ruled-out, L&F created a random selection algorithm — which chose GrimGriz as the inductee for 120 AT.

Because of GrimGriz‘s Hyperial allegiance, several members of the STCC called for the selection to be voided, but they were unable to garner enough votes to do so.

STCC Votes to Extend Terms

by Thane Carios

(Wake Station)  The STCC voted today to extend the terms of Speakers from 3 years to 6 years.  “For many years there was tremendous year-over-year stability in the Speakers’ Chairs,” said one STCC member. “But recenly, challengers have been scoring surprising victories.  We want the people to have a strong voice but three years is just not long enough to get political traction.”

The terms will increase gradually, with the next election for Soria coming in 122 (a 4-year term); the election for Hellion being in 124 (a 4-year term); and then completing the cycle with the next election for Amanra being in 126 — the full 6-year term.

“I think this is a win for Solrain,” said Premier-Emeritus Cristofore Parce.  “We need to give these fine Speakers enough time to get their agendas in place and their programs running.  The Premier may be the ‘face’ of our great Commonwealth.  But the Speakers …  they are the ones who can really get things done.  They are the heart and soul of our government.”

Big Sol Holiday … Little Sol Interest

by Yaz Shanndar

(Solrain Core) Cleanup crews didn’t have to put in any overtime after this, most recent, Reconstruction Days holiday.  To be fair, as in recent years there has been a far smaller event lineup than there was in days past, but participation this year was minimal and

First there was the “Holiday Mission” — a mission to haul in the commidities needed to manufacture Electronics was completed in time for the end of the holiday.  The mission was completed by Quantar pilot Hammer-BS.

There was also a “Rediscovering the Past” artifact contest.  The winner once again, Quantar pilot Hammer-BS.  Here are the details:

  • First-place: Hammer_BS (91) Cesium Medal and EB-3/2/1 stack
  • Second place Aeghwhyn (46) Platinum Medal and an EB-3
  • Third place NUBERANGER (30) Antimony Medal and an EB-2

There were no other participants.

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First Reports are Received on Status of Jalil Aq’tamm

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(Tripoint Station)  Quantar has released the first update on the health of pilot Jalil Aq’tamm, who was found in a badly damaged ship deep in Ring View sector.

“Mr. Aq’tamm was apparently stranded for a very long time — some of it in emergency cryosleep.  Unfortunately the ships systems were very badly damaged and its life saving measures were . . . imperfect,” said Dr. Zahi Saawah, head of Neurosugery at the Kapenja Medical Sciences Center.

“He has been placed in a coma-state to try to allow his brain to heal, but I’m sorry to say his odds of true recovery are not good at this time.”

Jalil Aq’tamm is famous for his work in recovering data from artifact DSS.  Ironically, it was Hammer_BS — a frequent partner in decrypting the retrieved DSS data — who was able to find him and initiate the rescue procedure.

Duvazaco Scores Shocking Upset

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(Cornea Station) In the most shocking election in recent history, Vivian Duvazaco has ousted the single-term incumbent Lylian Whyte to become Speaker for Amanra garnering an amazing seventy-five percent of the vote.

Duvazaco is a Tens & Piney “lifer” most recently holding a senior  strategy position.  Whyte, on the other hand,  is a long-time STCC member and a close personal friend and ally of Premier Demeter Garreth. Her political views were extremely conservative and her fiscal positions were considered “traditional.”

Some feel that voters were making a statement that Amanra, long seen as a political “follower,” needs to take a more dynamic role in Solrain politics.

“Blue-Book Quiz” Questions for Reconstruction Days 120

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(UUNN HQ)  The Blue-Book Quiz is ON!  There are five questions to answer, and all of blue bookthe answers can be found here on UUNN; on TRI-Databank; in the Sarath V Memorial Library; or on the Timeline of The Reconstruction. Sometimes you need multiple sources.

Here are the questions:

  • Solrain Thrice-Seven member Cameron had a famous grandson. Which Solrain T7 member had a famous ancestor (hint: it was BT). Name the T7 member, the ancestor, and briefly describe what the ancestor did.
  • What squad had the same name as an historically-important Solrain exploration ship?
  • Before The Great Collapse there was a group of Solrain explorers who contracted a deadly virus and were placed into low grav orbital cryosleep in hopes that a cure would be discovered. After The Great Collapse they were thought lost. In what year were they later discovered adrift in space?
  • What Solrain Historian had a long career as a jump-pilot? Provide both name and pilot handle.
  • What was the name of the station that was built to help find the lost planet Solrain?

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