Drama Builds in the Aftermath of RB-2 Facility Attack

by Thane Carios

(Quantar Core) A Quantar-sponsored mission to rebuild the RB-2 facility began unexpectedly this morning:

The Tahirs have called for an emergency mission to rebuild the RB-2 factory that was destroyed by Hyperial terrorists. Please be aware that members of Edwin Reece Industries are Hyperialist terrorists and should be considered enemies of all.

The rebuilding effort is expected to take quite a while given the few number of active pilots these days and the complexities of the construction.

Although Quantar has laid the blame squarely on Edgar Reece Industries, E.R.I. has gg inquisitionsuggested that the attack was the coordinated work of a rogue employee and a member of Quantar squad The Brotherhood, releasing the following interrogation transcript.

Sources have also indicated that Solrain Premier Demeter Garreth and E.R.I. foundar Edgar Reece will be meeting on Cornea Station on 120.7.21 sometime around 20:00 UTC.

Hyperial was asked for a statement regarding the attack on Quantar.  They declined to make a formal statement and simply replied: “It’s such a shame.”

 

Big Sol Holiday … Little Sol Interest

by Yaz Shanndar

(Solrain Core) Cleanup crews didn’t have to put in any overtime after this, most recent, Reconstruction Days holiday.  To be fair, as in recent years there has been a far smaller event lineup than there was in days past, but participation this year was minimal and

First there was the “Holiday Mission” — a mission to haul in the commidities needed to manufacture Electronics was completed in time for the end of the holiday.  The mission was completed by Quantar pilot Hammer-BS.

There was also a “Rediscovering the Past” artifact contest.  The winner once again, Quantar pilot Hammer-BS.  Here are the details:

  • First-place: Hammer_BS (91) Cesium Medal and EB-3/2/1 stack
  • Second place Aeghwhyn (46) Platinum Medal and an EB-3
  • Third place NUBERANGER (30) Antimony Medal and an EB-2

There were no other participants.

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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!

Blue-Book Quiz Time!
On Friday, 120.7.3, a series of trivia questions will be release on UUNN (jgnewsnet.wordpress.com) by 16:00 UTC. Answers must be submitted to STCC@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

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.

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