STCC Releases Reconstruction Days 120 Event Lineup

UUNN Newswire

(Solrain Core)  The event lineup for this year’s Reconstruction Days holiday — which runs from from Friday 120.7.3. through Sunday 120.7.5– has been released by the STCC.

First of all, there are now TWO active voting polls open:

The 120 Election of the Speaker for Amanra

Solrain Hall of Fame Nominations

All Citizens of the Commonwealth are strongly urged to vote in both polls!  The Vote for Speaker will end at midnight (UTC) on Sunday, 120.7.5.  The poll for the Hall of Fame will continue until midnight (UTC) on Saturday 120.7.11.

Holiday Mission
The STCC has declared a “Holiday Mission” to provide supplies for
Electronics production at Solrain Core. All loyal Solrains and friends of the Commonwealth are urged to participate!

Rediscovering the Past
The STCC is sponsoring an Artifact Contest beginning Saturday 120.7.4 at 12:01 am (UTC) and running through midnight (UTC) on Sunday 120.7.5.  The pilots who fine the most artifacts based on the stats we retrieve from http://jumpgate-tri.org/.

  • First-place winner will get the Cesium Medal and an EB-3/2/1 stack
  • Second place, Platinum Medal and an EB-3;
  • Third place, Antimony Medal and an EB-2.

All others with 10 or more artifacts retrieved will receive a Captain’s Commendation.

* Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to take a screen shot of theiPilot Stats (which shows Missions Completed) as a “stats-backup” before they begin and after they are finished artifact hunting for the contest.

SolTrivia Time!
On Friday, 103.7.3 A series of trivia questions will be release on UUNN (jgnewsnet.wordpress.com) by 16:00 UTC. Answers must be submitted to tri@tri-subspace.net by 16:00 UTC on Saturday 120.7.4.

The awards will be as follows:

  • All five answers correct: Seeker of Knowledge medal and 1 million credits
  • 1 to 4 answers correct: Keval’s Thanks medal and 500k credits
  • 0-for-5: Captain’s Commendation

Times are subject to adjustment and additional events may be added, so stay tuned to UUNN for updates!  Pilots are also encouraged to run private races, contests and events.

Hyperial Unveils New Food Production Facility

UUNN Newswire

(Hyperial Station) Hyperial revealed today that its recent Faction Mission succeeded in the completion of a next-gen food manufacturing facility.  “There is no need for hunger manfoodany more,” announced Dr. Viggio Ragne, Special Representative for the Office of the President.  “Our manufacturing facility is completely scalable and will be able to meet even the highest of demands.  And all of the raw materials needed will be available right here.”

“Our Bioscience Engineers have developed the advanced cloning and hydroponics technologies necessary for this manufacturing wonder.  We invite all to make great use of it.”

It is unclear at this point how the Hyperial manufacturing facility differs from the one on Wake Station, which has been in operation for decades.

Rismore Promotes Faction Mission

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  Berl Rismore, who has not been heard from since his unsuccessful Berlcampaign to become Mayor of Barnard in early 118, today surfaced to promote the completion of the current Hyperial Faction Mission, releasing this statement:

I think most people know me as one who doesn’t simply follow the “party line.”  I speak out on what I think is right and what I think is wrong.  And right now, I think the clear conspiracy to deny Hyperial and its people of being able to benefit from a Faction Mission squarely falls into the “wrong” category.

I do not disagree with Dr. Yrral’s position that pilots should not use up all of the Biomass gathered to make nuclear missiles.  But why isn’t someone gathering more for this mission?  I urge pilots to ignore the political babblers and conspirators on all sides.  Just do what is fair.

Let’s get this FM completed!

 

Yrral Urges “Partial” Hyp Mission Boycott

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  In a rare public statement, Dr. Nevin Yrall, Vice President of TRI Research (TRI-R) has called for pilots to boycott parts of the current Hyperial Faction Mission.

“It’s really unbelievable,” said Yrral.  “We just completed a long and difficult mission to Hyp FMincrease Conflux Biomass inventories. We are in the midst of an historic infestation even that it putting a big dent in nuclear missile supplies.  And now Hyperial want pilots to take nukes to Hyperial for its ‘projects?'”

The Hyperial mission began yesterday on 120.2.14 calling for ‘several important commodities for its projects’ . . . saying ‘Speedy completion of this mission is critical.’

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Festival! 119 Schedule Released

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) The following events have been announced for the upcoming Festival! holiday which runs from 119.11.28 through 119.12.1 this year.

THURSDAY – 119.11.28

BEER FEST FMs
Every party needs beer, so pilots will have a number of “beer-sharing” missions to take on. Watch the Faction Mission board on Thursday for details.

STORYTELLER CONTEST (already announced)
We published three pictures on UUNN on 119.11.19.  You pick one and write a story about it.  What is the place in the picture.  What happened there … or what will happen.  What’s it’s purpose?  What’s its secret? Is it past … present … or future?  Let your imagination run wild!  Make it long or make it short (minimum 3,000 words).  Make it funny or make it tragic.  It’s up to you.

Submit YOUR story to librarian@tri-subspace.net by Sunday 119.12.1 at 24:00Newtron's Choice UTC.  If our editors select your story for publishing in the Sarath V Memorial Library, you will receive a Newtron Literary Award (aka “The Newt”) and 5 million credits. Continue reading

Hyperial Offers Bounty

UUNN Newswire

(Barnard, Hypsos)  The office of Chief Justice Sandrich Fablemi  has released the following statement:

In the declaration of our recent Faction Mission, we made it clear that it was not open to Quantar pilots.  It appears that we need to reinforce this matter.  Effective immediately, I am authorizing a 2 million credit bounty for confirmed kills of any Quantar pilot in Hyperial space. Confirmation should include images of the kill message and the kill marker on the map.  It should be submitted to: hyperial@tri-subspace.net

 

Corridor Audit Results Released

UUNN Newswire

TRI-Corporation has released the results of its audit of all activity on Corridor Station on 119.10.5:

TRI Corporation’s Security (TRI-SEC) and Station Ops (TRI-SSM) divisions completed their investigations into the RF Transceiver production issue.  We have determined that the Faction Mission did, indeed, result in the delivery of the commodities required to produce RFTs.  We have also determined that RFT manufacturing did take place.  The reason why the Faction Mission did not appear to successfully result in RFT manufacture is that the items manufactured appeared to be immediately purchased, and therefore did not appear on Market Tracking systems.

The remaining question revolves around the purchaser.  Systems show the purchasing ship as an Octavius tow with the transponder XTR-v1059.  That transponder was registered to a ship destroyed in one of the very early conflux attack in 100.6 AT.

We are continuing our investigation, focusing on possible system-tampering, and remain confident that we will identify the true purchaser.

 

Festival! 118 Event Schedule

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) The following events have been announced for the upcoming Festival! holiday which runs from 118.11.22 through 118.11.25 this year.

THURSDAY – 118.11.22

BEER FEST FMs
Every party needs beer, so pilots will have a number of “beer-sharing” missions to take on. Watch the Faction Mission board on Thursday for details.

PHOTO-PHEST
Submit your favorite JG screen-shot or photo. Our judges will pick their three favorites and the submitters will receive a Keval’s Thanks medal and 500k credits.  ALL other submissions will be published and submitters will receive a Captain’s Commendation. (Submit YOUR photo to librarian@tri-subspace.net by Sunday 118.11.25 at 12:00 UTC)

EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY
We’ll publish three pictures on UUNN on Monday 118.11.19.  You pick one and write a story about it.  What is the place in the picture.  What happened there … or what will happen.  What’s it’s purpose?  What’s its secret? Is it past … present … or future?  Let your imagination run wild!  Make it long or make it short (minimum 3,000 words).  Make it funny or make it tragic.  It’s up to you.

Submit YOUR story to librarian@tri-subspace.net by Sunday 118.11.25 at 24:00Newtron's Choice UTC.  If our editors select your story for publishing in the Sarath V Memorial Library, you will receive a Newtron Literary Award (aka “The Newt”) and 5 million credits.

HOLIDAY HAIKU
The other Library sponsored Festival! contest is the already-announced Holiday Haiku.  This is an easy-win.  The only requirement is that it conforms to the Haiku structure  — and is about one of stories published in the Library.  (Click here for details.) Continue reading

The (Unregulated) Update

unregulated-updateVol II, No. 10 – by Ares Kiden

Hives Busted.  Roids Cooling

It all started on 7.20 when pilots reported that asteroids were not cooling after being mined.  It ended on 10.26 when the final hives were destroyed and ‘roids began cooling again.  In the interim there were five Faction Missions, that started on 7.20, 8.10, 8.22 and 9.23.  These included missions to re-program Quantar beacons, Hyperial data collection, a series of Octavius anomaly scans, Solrain commodity stockpiling and Amananth beacon monitoring.

And while all of this was going on, there was a brief period of rapid infestations activity, with some of the infestations seeming absolutely impregnable.

On 9.9 — after the fourth Faction Missions — TRI Corporation’s Research Division called on pilots to tune ALL beacons to one color (ended up being green).

And once all that was done, there was a call to destroy all Conflux Hives in five targeted sectors.  I’m not going to repeat what has already been reported on this, but kudos to the pilots who didn’t just walk away frustrated and complaining — who brought this drama to an end on 10.26.  Your rewards were well-deserved.

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The (Unregulated) Update

unregulated-updateVol. II, No. 7 – by Ares Kiden

“Not Cool”

This issue, it’s all about the ‘roids.  On 7.20 reports started coming in that ‘roids were not cooling after being mined.  It’s kind of a big deal since that will push miners into deeper and more dangerous territory REAL fast.  Quantar Kicked off an FM almost immediately, having pilots re-program beacons in a number of sectors in an attempt to gather data.  Hyperial then (of course) scoffed at the Quantar mission and launched a data gathering mission of its own.

The real puzzle here is why asteroids would suddenly stop cooling after they are heated during mining.  The extraction wave, which was invented by Venurian Prospecting in 89 AT, causes asteroids to heat up as they are mined.  The frigid temperature in space should cool the asteroids back down — as it has for the last 29 years.  But something has changed.  The temperature in space has not.  Mining equipment apparently has not.

The enigma remains.

The Quant mission was finished on 8/11, but no word yet on whether there are any tangible results.  The Hyperial mission is still in progress.

And that’s it.  No more news.  GO MAKE SOME!