(UUNN HQ) Shortly after the completion of the recent Amananth mission (simply described as “Supplies are needed …”) UUNN received this brief dataset from DPDQ, the AI controller of Amananth Station:
57652061 7474656d 70742074 6f20636f 64652066 69782070 726f6475 6374696f 6e20666f 72207468 6520696e 68696269 746f722e 20205375 63636573 7320756e 63657274 61696e2e 20205465 73747320 77696c6c 20626567 696e206f 6e636520 72657061 69727320 616c6c20 746f2074 68652066 6163696c 69747920 61726520 636f6d70 6c657465 2e
It translates as …
we attempt to code fix production for the inhibitor. success uncertain. can tests begin once repairs all pilots to facility are complete.
It seems apparent that this, and the recent mission, relate to an attempt to re-start Antiflux production.
Vol. II, No. 3 – by Ares Kiden
Missions and More Missions
Well we saw a burst of mission activity in the last few weeks. First Octavius and Quantar coordinated efforts (whaaaat???) to try to do something about Magnesium supplies. Quants were, of course, mining and Octs were gathering. The missions went pretty quickly but ultimately did fairly little to increase supplies. At the same time, TRI Corporation sponsored a mission to collect Biomass — which is a pretty tricky task requiring pilot coordination to collect any serious amounts. I guess there was not a lot of coordination as there isn’t any biomass around and that mission is still standing at 29% after 23 days. Lastly there was a mission to bring Medical Supplies to Great Pillars station. That one initially seemed kind of like busy-work as there seemed to be no apparent need for Med Supplies, but whatever was delivered disappeared, so … Continue reading
by Yaz Shanndar
(Quantar Depot) After pilots called for Faction Missions, Quantar and Octavius responded yesterday with missions revolving around Magnesium — which has been in very short supply for a long time.
The Quantar mission is to mine ice. Unfortunately it kicked off with a bug in the mission program (which has supposedly been fixed now). The Oct mission is to haul Magnesium to it’s Depot station for storage. The challenge is that Ice ore yields only 3% magnesium, so it’ll require lots of coordinated work to get these things done. Continue reading
(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.
(Quantar Core) The Office of the Tahirs has released the following statement regarding the recent Hyperial Faction Missions.
Hyperial has now had two missions with no explanations about the reasons for either. First it was a call to support “upcoming R&D projects.” Then another was run close on its heels to “finish a critical R&D project.” Yet not a word on what the project is.
The two projects combined consumed 2000 units of Conflux Biomass, 1000 units of Chemicals, 3000 units of Copper, 500 units of Electronics, 2000 units of Fiber Optics, 1000 units of Medical Supplies and 1500 units of Synthetics.
Many of these items are in short supply and had to be manufactured for the mission, depleting important supplies available to the other factions. None of this appears to be for regular Hyperial manufacturing. And yet no one questions the purpose.
We call upon Hyperial to show our suspicions to be paranoia. Make public the nature of your “R&D Projects.”
The tempest waits for Hamalzah’s call.
by Yaz Shanndar
(Hyperial Station) After thirty-nine days, the most recent Hyperial Faction Mission has come to an end. Pilot Hammer-BS completed the mission having personally delivered 1403u of copper, 1195u of electronics, 193 u of conflux biomass, 986u of fiber optics, and 1000u of synthetics — nearly 60% of the commodities required to complete the mission.
“It was a very tough mission as almost everything had to be produced. I want to say thanks to all of the fellow miners who did a great job in mining copper the last days,” said Hammer-BS.
What remains unclear is exactly what this mission was for. The stated purpose — Hyperial requires several more commodities to finish a critical R&D project. Quick completion of this mission is CRITICAL! — falls far short of describing exactly what is being researched and/or developed.
Hyperial officials declined further comment.
(Hyperial Station) Hyperial’s Office of the President announced today that it will be making a special award to the pilot who completes the current faction mission that has now in its fourth week and remains at under 25% completion.
“In order to try to combat the subversive actions of certain factions and corporations who feel threatened by our technological advances, President Maximilian has declared that the pilot who completes this very important mission will receive the very rarely-awarded Hyperial Duty Ribbon, along with a CM3 artifact.”
In support of Hyperial and it’s faction mission, the We Build it Foundation, the charitable arm of Dorator Technologies R&D, will also presenting the pilot completing the mission with a 5 million credit award.
To receive this award, the pilot completing the mission must screen-shot the Completion Message and forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.