by Yaz Shanndar
(Octavius Core Station) In the last week, a name resurfaced in the duty rosters that only a handful of veteran pilots will remember: RazorsKiss. A former New Dawn squadron leader, RazorsKiss was heavily involved in early Conflux research with TRI-R and in the Amananth 20 affair. He agreed to a brief interview regarding his disappearance — and recent return.
Hello, RazorsKiss – and welcome back to active duty after all these years. Exactly how long were you gone from active duty?
As far as I can recall (things are a bit fuzzy, with the Collapse, NDC going dark, my injury…) I think I last logged flight time somewhere in early 104.
What made you decide to return to flying?
I woke up – at Oct Core. I played some catch up – now older, and more than a little grey – and applied for reinstatement. Continue reading
by Thane Carios
(UUNN HQ) For the first time in over four months, pilots have reported Conflux infestation activity at several points around space.
“There does not appear to be any particular patter at this point,” said Carlo Adiar, Assistant Director for Conflux Studies at TRI Corporation (TRI-R/CSD). “I do not see this as a dangerous incursion at this point … just more of a traffic nuisance.”
When vorlon31 was contacted for an interview about the recent infestations, he simply responded “ALL FLUX MUST DIE.”
(UUNN HQ) TRI Security has released the following statement regarding this morning’s hack of TRI Databank.
We have determined that the hacking of TRI Databank this morning was a very minor security breach impacting only the home page for the databank system. No other data was corrupted and we have found no evidence that any critical systems have been touched.
(UUNN HQ) TRI Databank, which serves as the public access point to TRI Corporation’s extensive cultural, historical and technical archives was apparently hacked today, raising fears that TRI’s systems could have been compromised in even more serious ways.
The hack is a fairly simple graphic with a somewhat ominous message.
TRI Corporation has refused to make a statement until more is known about the situation.
(Quantar Core) The Quantar squad Brotherhood of the Stone is offering a special Miners Days Holiday mission to find new asteroids in any Quantar sectors — with credits awarded for each previously-uncharted non-common asteroid. The Quantar Tahirs have agreed to double the payouts and to offer a Captain Commendation to each participant, and The Spade of Karadron medal to the pilot with the most qualified finds.
Full details on this squad-sponsored mission can be found on TRI-PLOG.
(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.”