(UUNN HQ) TRI-Security is looking into a systems security breach through the TR-Plog pilot log system which has temporarily eliminated access to the system. “We are working with our engineering resources to determine the extent of this breach,” said TRI-SEC Commandant Solder Ronin. “At this point we have isolated this system and have identified no further system breaches.”
This is the second time a public system security has been breached. The last time being on 117.9.18 when TRI-Databank was affected.
* * *117.11.8 UPDATE * * *
TRI Engineers Report that they hope to have TRI-Plog back up and accessible by 22:00 UTC.
Voting has opened today for the 117 Pilots’ Choice Awards. Medals for Combat, Mining, Conflux Hunting, Economy Support and Leadership will be awarded to pilots receiving the most votes — though there is a seven-vote minimum to qualify for an award. A Pilots’ Choice Award can be given to ANY registered pilot and any pilot can vote — but just once.
“This is the third year this award has been offered,” said Garth Taren, President and CEO of TRI Corporation. “Unfortunately, for the last two years, no pilot has gained the required ten votes to qualify in any category — so this year, the Factional Leadership group has lowered the qualifying number to seven. They also indicated that if there are no qualifiers this year, the award will be discontinued.”
ALL PILOTS are encouraged to participate by voting HERE
Any awards will be presented to pilots during this year’s Festival! celebration which will run from 117.11.23 through 117.11.26.
By Thane Carios
(Solrain Core) As pilots squabble over Antiflux inventories, the prices at public stations have continued to climb to record levels – selling for approximately 250% more than they were just two weeks ago.
“Markets panic, that’s just what they do,” said Ferrix Charyb, the STCC Minister of Trade. “We’ve seen some people grabbing for these rare ECMs, and today, as I look at the market, it appears that the ones that disappeared from Hyperial a few days ago have now re-appeared at Solrain Core – clearly at a very significant profit. Continue reading
(Hyperial) Hyperial authorities reported that the small supply of rare Antiflux ECMs they had provided at Hyperial Station were taken on 117.11.1. The news triggered a pricing panic with very few Antiflux left. Prices were nearing 500,000 credits by the end of the day.
TRI-SEC indicated that they had an idea who had purchased the Antiflux, and that they planned on questioning the pilot. “We have the purchase data from Hyperial and are going to be talking to the pilot — primarily for his own safety,” said TRI officer Layton ‘Scorch’ Morrison.” Technically, nothing illegal has happened since the Antiflux were purchased at the market price. But pilots tend to react rather emotionally when it comes to hoarding of rare goods. This guy needs to understand what he’s setting himself up for.”
by Yaz Shanndar
(UUNN HQ) Several pilots reported an odd message being broadcast on KTRI during yesterday’s Octavius Exorzismus observance. The broadcast, originally identified by pilot Jalil was later partially decrypted by Hifly.
“While clearing a load of infestations in unreg last night I received an audio mayday message in the Connexion, the quality was poor and it was fading in and out but I suspect it was related to the coded KTRI message that was being broadcast, 145 160 157 141 156 160 150 167 150171 141 154 154 145, which seems to decode to epoanphwhyalle, it does sound a bit like the ship name in the mayday message,” said Hifly. Continue reading
(Ares Prime) Emperor Venticus Marius released a brief statement today on the upcoming commemoration of Exorzismus.
Hail Octavius! On the last day of this month, we commemorate one of our most sacred days — Exorzismus. It is a day for introspection and atonement. It is a day to refresh our deepest selves. A day when we make ourselves stronger, more focused and more dedicated to the Empire.
Viris en Unitis!
This year, as in most years, there are no official commemorations or ceremonies. The Octavius Ministry of Culture reiterated its guidelines for commemoration of Exorzismus :
- This is a day of fasting. Food should not be served at any public establishments. Jump pilots are encouraged to remove all Organic Food and Manufactured Food from Oct Core, Great Pillars and Outpost stations. The drinking of water — as well as any ales, beers or meades brewed in Octavius — is acceptable.
- This is a day of atonement, where the sins required of us in the past years are burned Public bonfires are encouraged. The burning of any homes or buildings is strongly discouraged. While bonfires on out stations cannot be allowed, pilots can join together to heat up a roid until it turns blue to symbolically enjoy its “fire” within.
- This is a day of silence. While we do speak among our clan mates and friends, and kind of public chatter should be left to the lesser factions. WE should remain silent on those venues.
by Yaz Shanndar
(Solrain Wake) Seven days ago it was determined that the audio that was captured by Dr. Thane Dannewar did, indeed have underlying data. Dr. Dannewar has been completely unavailable to the media, but today he released the following statement.
“Initially it was a very emotional time,” said Dannewar. “You have to understand, I have been searching all of my life for answers about planet Solrain. I’ve always had some irrational hope that it was out there to be found somewhere . . . still managing to survive. I’m not sure this recent finding supports that hope.
“What we have appears to be a log created by a distress system. After the initial entry at 5:52 all subsequent log entries are periodic, every five minutes. The final intact entry is at 11:00. There is some corruption of the data within this timeframe and that is unclear whether the log itself was corrupted or the dataset became corrupted in the intervening time.
“The key is the date: 4816.16.8. This is a Sorian Standard date-stamp. The Sorian year 4816 corresponds to the TRI Year 2000 BT — the assumed year of The Great Collapse. While we usually see Sorian dates expressed as ‘mm.dd’ it is not unheard of for that to be reversed in some systems – and that is the case here. So the event triggering this distress system happened in 2000 BT at 5:52 on 8.16. The system stopped recording at about 11:00. So if we assume this is authentic (and I believe it is), we can hypothesize that what we are seeing is a five-hour period representing the initial effects of The Great Collapse – and, possibly, it’s final catastrophic effects.”
Dr. Dannewar said he is continuing his search for additional evidence of the lost planet, it’s current location, and its fate.