The (Unregulated) Update

unregulated-updateVol. II, No. 6 – by Ares Kiden

Oct Core Bombarded by Flux

Oct Core was attacked by Conflux on 7.5 with the station sustaining some minor damage.  Apparently the Conflux attacked outbuildings first, but there has been not official report on any damage there.  They also attacked the station and were trying to do something at the ETP.  This was the largest station attack we have seen in quite some time.  You have to wonder if this was random or if Flux aggression will be ramping up.

Chatty AI

For the first time in a very long time we’ve been hearing from the Amananth Station AI (aka DPDQ).  First in relation to repairing the production for the “inhibitor” (aka antiflux); and later when it apparently scolded RazorsKiss for having someone blow up an old New Dawn area in the station.  The messages were transmitted in hex — which just seems lazy to me. Continue reading

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STCC Establishes “Hall of Fame”

by Yaz Shanndar

(Solrain Core)  Premier Demeter Garreth announced today that the STCC has decided to establish a new Reconstruction Days holiday tradition.  Each year, they will open up a poll to name a Solrain pilot — past or present — to the Solrain Hall of Fame.

“We have had so many pilots making contributions of all kinds,” said Garreth.  “It’s time we put their names in lights.”

The poll is OPEN NOW so the STCC encourages you to log in and record your vote by clicking the image below.

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“All you do is go to the poll, enter your vote  and enter your call-sign.  It takes about 30 seconds,” said Premier Garreth.  “And while the nominee must be Solrain, ANY pilot for ANY faction is welcome to register a vote!” she added.

The poll will be open through midnight on Sunday 118.7.8.

Mallow Scores Easy Win in Speaker Race

UUNN Newswire

(Solrain Core)  The STCC has announced that Arbin Mallow, the long-time member of the STCC, has won the race for Speaker for Soria by a wide margin, taking 67% of the vote with an extremely-light voter turnout.

Mallow, who has been a member of the STCC since 086, ran a very quiet campaign riding the strength of his substantial connections and political capitol to victory over Aeolsah Radic — the long time aide to Demeter Garreth who was named interim Speaker when Garreth took over as Premier on 6.1.

 

Polls Open for Soria Speaker Election

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  The polls are now open for Citizens of Solrain to elect a new Speaker for the planet Soria:

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Although Aeolsah Radic is technically the incumbent, since he has held the post since Demeter Garreth took over as Premier on 118.5.1, Mallow is a long-time STCC Member with extremely strong political ties.

The poll will remain open until 118.7.1.

The (Unregulated) Update

unregulated-updateVol. II, No. 5 – by Ares Kiden

Martius in the News

About a month ago, Emperor Septus named his nephew as the new Supreme Military Strategist — which was surprising only in that it took so long for him to boot Ares Prime’s Petillius Lucanus out.  Then, last week, a sniper took shots at Aqilus’ hunting party, killing a Praetorian identified as “Kasius” — who it turns out was Kasius Faust, the Emperor’s personal guard.

And while it seems unconnected Aqilus, Martius also announced a vague partnership with Hyperial.  I have yet to find out what that is all about. Continue reading

Garreth Takes Office

by Yaz Shanndar

(Solrain Core)  In 085 a 28-year-old Demeter Garreth was elected Speaker for Soria.   Today, at age 60, she took over as Premier, replacing the retiring Cristofore Parce, who made the following statement at the transition ceremony:

Today, with mixed emotions, I leave this great office.  It has been my honor to lead the STCC for 20 years.  Since that time, we’ve faced our fair share of challenges, and come through them stronger. That’s because we have never let go of a belief that has guided us ever since the inception of the Reconstruction Initiative — our conviction that, together, we can change anything and everything . . . for the better.

I have great confidence in Premier Garreth’s abilities as a leader — which she has demonstrated over and over. And it gives me great comfort in transferring this Office to her.

Some believed that Garreth, who is turning 61 shortly, may retire from political office at the end of her current Speaker’s term in two months.  When asked about that, she replied:  “To be honest, I had not decided.  I certainly have not been campaigning the way I had in the past at this time.  But when this entirely new challenge was presented . . . well, this old girl just loves new challenges.”

 

Garreth Selected as Next STCC Premier

UUNN Newswire

(Solrain Core) According to sources within the STCC, 10-term Speaker Demeter Garreth will be moving her office “down the hall” as she takes over her new role as Premier of the STCC effective 118.5.1.

Garreth’s selection has been speculated-upon for the last week — with many wondering if she was even interested in the job.  Until the upcoming election on 7.1, the role of Speaker for Soria will be temporarily filled by Garreth’s First Assistant, Aeolsah Radic.

An official release from the STCC is expected shortly.