New Medals Finally Unveiled

by Kedra Brenari

(Solrain Core) After waiting nearly a month, some pilots have finally received the medals awarded to them on 115.7.5. The delays were directly related to the fact that the medals awarded are new ones:

captains-commendation The Captain’s Commendation badge is named in honor of pilot Captain Cow who’s enthusiastic support and sponsorship of events is well known throughout space. It is awarded to pilots who’s participation makes space a little better for everyone.

cesium platinum antimony This new medal trio can be awarded by any faction for any type of event. Cesium, Platinum, and Antimony are awarded for first, second, and third place finishes, respectively.

TRI-Corp Public Relations Director Elle Rodan explained, “There vvere unexpectatio issues, as there always are vvith such things. Our most sincere remorsa over the delays is outweighed only by our great propio in the new medal set, especially the CC badge. Again, many congratulations to the vvinners!”

The Solrain Stars that were awarded to pilots Elayne and -Dean- were given to those pilots on the day of the awards ceremony along with other awards mentioned in this article. During the ceremony, Speaker Demeter Garreth gave the following advice:G-quote

We are told by officials in Octavius and Quantar that their criteria is similar for the awarding of the top tiers of factional medals: that is, statistic-based general piloting recognition awards require factional loyalty and solid home faction political rating. However, all factions are willing to award non/multi-factionalist pilots after some discrete and dramatic act of support is rendered to that faction.

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Awards, Delays, Awkward Moments, and Baby Bits

by Fence

wake(Wake) – Sunday’s awards ceremony for Solrain’s Reconstruction Days Holiday held during a Tour of the Solrain Planets delivered some things mundane, some mildly interesting, and quite a few surprises.

  • The Tour/Ceremony was conducted by Soria Speaker Demeter Garreth, even though this year’s holiday organizational duties (and campaign kickoff for her reelection bid next year) fell to the Amanra Speaker Cassia Verhal. Spaceborne activities were implemented by Assistant Tmolus Shaen of the STCC’s Cornea based Pilot Liaison Office. The tour began at Wake, flew through Cornea, and ended at Sol Core. Our dirtside sources on Amanra have hinted that Speaker Verhal was displeased that none of the pilot activities took place around her home planet.
  • As part of the ongoing Factional/TRI awards system cleanup effort, a new set of competitive event medals (Cesium, Platinum, and Antimony Medals for 1st/2nd/3rd), and a new participation badge (Captain’s Commendation, named for frequent event organizer CaptainCow) were not yet available for distribution. Director of Public Relations for TRI-Corp, Elle Rodan, said “VVe had some unexpected technicae issues. Please have patience! All vvill be made effectua soon.”
  • The following pilots will receive a Captain’s Commendation badge for participation over the weekend: Askume, Canuck, Elayne, hifly, FFK_Masssa, Filzi, Joker_GdI, MM_Massa, Narada, PodRider1, Radar, RedDwarf, Rosberg, Saroel, ShapeShift, and Sweithek.
  • Friday’s short track shuttle race, held in Wake sector, had the following results: Cesium to Rosberg (squad Q-Racing), Platinum to Filzi (Unbreakable), Antimony to Radar (=ACME=)
  • Friday’s station debris photo lottery: Narrow Canal to Radar (=ACME=); Outer Ring to PodRider1 (=ACME=).
    • Narrow Canal debris was confirmed to be fragments of Soria’s old Bravo Class orbital station, catastrophically destroyed in 416 BT by experiments based on Samons’ jump research.
    • Outer Ring debris was confirmed to be fragments of the Quantar Trade Depot destroyed by Hyperial in the Second GVB War, 86 AT.
  • Saturday’s DSS Decryption Contest was won by Narada (Q-Mining PLC) who at the time of awards had the only contest entries earning him the entire purse. Askume (Kraken Guard) turned in late but fully restored translation of DSS #3. Both pilots were awarded the Seeker of Knowledge medal, and their work can be found in the comments section here. These decryptions may well have important implications. [Editor’s note: readers may rest assured that UUNN will be following up with experts in the related fields…for discs 1 and 2. The Baby Bits recipe bears no further investigation.]
  • The Solrain Star was awarded to unsquadded pilot Elayne. Speaker Garreth received an updated awards list inflight from the office of STCC Premier Cristofore Parce that also included a Solrain Star for pilot -Dean- of SOL NAVY. Garreth had obvious difficulty giving the award to a member of the squad that as she said, “nearly cost [her] the election” and implied a political motivation behind the award.
  • The “loop” of Faction Missions begun on at the start of the weekend have crept along at a pace that can only be called glacial, considering the strong payout. The Solrain sponsored Hyperial FM has outpaced the faction’s own Sol Core mission by a near 2:1 margin, breaking the “loop” theory, which is no doubt another embarrassment for the office of Pilot Liaison.

Octavius Honors Strike Force

UUNN Newswire

(Oct Core) – The pilots leading the strike force against the Solrain Barracuda Bomber Naval Yard were honored today with the Night’s Blade.

Night’s Blade
Prestigious Honrors
This medal is awarded to Heroes of Octavius who excelled in battle for the Empire.

Emperor Venticus Marius of Ares Prime issued a brief statement about the awards.

The Barracuda was the weapon of the Solrain assassin who cut short my father Clement’s reign. Our loyal agents went to work immediately to get those shields down. When I issued the call for retribution, _RAZAAR_, Filzi, and Haldir led the charge. Excellent work pilots. Triompe in Sanguis!