Zagabe Dead at 97

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(UUNN HQ) Cinatus Consul Nestro Zagabe died this morning in his home as Octavius begins is most sacred holiday — Feast of the Fallen — exactly 56 years after he was named Consul by Emperor Quincitius II.

Neither Emperor Cineon nor the Consul’s son Namtaro (of Thrice Seven fame) were available for comment.

Octavius Feast of the Fallen Begins on 120.5.22

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(Cinatus) Cinatus will once again host this year’s Feast of the Fallen holiday, which runs from 120.5.22 through 120.5.24.  Although this year’s space-based activities will be  limited, Emperor Cineon will lead the Recitation of Heroes in Outpost Station sector once again.

Day of Remembering – 120.5.22

At 16:00 UTC Emperor Cineon will lead the Recitation of Heroes  outside Oupost Station where the name of an Octavius warrior or hero from the past is called out aloud and the hero’s accomplishments and victories are recalled. Cineon has asked the citizens of Octavius to submit their own remembrances for him to announce publicly.

Day of Battle – 120.5.23

The Bleeding Skies — All Octavius is called upon to tune beacons RED across Octavius — and throughout all space — for the entire day.

Members of the lesser factions are welcome to challenge those actions.

Day of Feasting – 120.5.24

All are urged to enjoy to good company of family and friends to celebrate Heroes past, present, and future.

Phalera MaximaCitizens of Octavius are also URGED to cast their vote for the Phalera Maxima — to recognize and award our heroes.

Phalera Maxima Voting Opens

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(UUNN HQ)  Octavius has announced that the voting for the Phalera Maxima award has opened.  All citizens of Octavius are eligible to recognize heroes past or present.Voting Phalera Maximawill be open through the upcoming Feast of the Fallen, which ends on 120.5.24.

Citizens may vote for any Oct pilot on the Pilot Roster except for last year’s awardee –  Clanlord – since this exclusive medal may only be awarded to a pilot once.

All Octavius citizens are strongly encouraged to vote: HERE

Octavius Opens Voting for New Award

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Phalera MaximaOctavius has decided to unveil a new award — the Phalera Maxima — to give its citizens a chance to recognize heroes past or present.   Similar to the Solrain Hall of Fame and Quantar Shair Assad awards, voting is limited — in this case to Citizens of Octavius.  Voting will be open through the upcoming Feast of the Fallen, which ends on 119.5.26.

Citizens are strongly encouraged to vote HERE.

Emperor Releases Statement about Upcoming Holiday

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(UUNN HQ)  This morning, Emperor Venticus released the following statement regarding the Octavius Feast of the Fallen holiday, which begins 118.5.25 and runs through 118.5.26.

Salve, Octavius!

Tomorrow we begin the Feast of the Fallen, our High Holiday.  Some have asked why we have not had announcements and scheduled contests.  But to me our Feast of the Fallen is not a party.  It is not a time for games.  This is the time when we of Octavius remember our ancestors … our heroes … because it is they who make us what we are.  And through our honoring and remembering our roots we become stronger in our understanding of what it mean to be Octavius.  It prepares us to become what WE will be.  So as time passes, there can be more great memories to recall on the Day of Remembrance.

True sons and daughters of Octavius know how to properly celebrate this sacred time without the need for published events.  A Day of Remembrance; a Day of Battle; a Day of Feasting.  I urge all to experience each of these days to their fullest.  And in a way that will make our honored heroes and ancestors proud!

Viris en Unitis!

Odd Silence on Oct Feast

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(UUNN HQ)  There has been absolutely no word about plans for the Octavius Feast of the Fallen which begins in just two days on 118.5.25.  If the normal cycle was followed, Ares Prime would be hosting and Emperor Venticus would be the official host.  Venticus also currently oversees the Octavius Ministry of Culture — which has not responded to our queries.

The last time Ares Prime hosted the Feast of the Fallen, Clements IV was assassinated during the Recitation of Heroes ceremony.

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

Octavius Wraps Up Uneventful Holiday

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(Outpost Station)  The festivities are over, most of the celebrants have regained sobriety, the maintenance crews have finished putting Outpost Station back in order and through it all there was little news, issues or fanfare about the latest Feast of the Fallen 117 holiday.

This years highlight was Emperor Cineon’s appearance in Outpost sector to do the Recitation of Heroes.  Although it would not seem notable, Cineon’s Recitation was interrupted by a Sentient Conflux attack in 114 and Clements IV was assassinated as he was beginning his recitation in 115. Last year Emperor Septus decided that the better part of valor was discretion, and did his Recitation from the Palace Grounds on Martius. Continue reading

Octavius Prepares for a Holiday

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(Cinatus) Octavius Outpost station will be the center of this year’s Feast of the Fallen holiday, which runs from 117.5.26 through 117.5.28 with Emperor Cineon I presiding over the annual three-day celebration.  Cineon last presided over the holiday in 114.  Just a year later, the holiday was devastated by the assassination of Clements IV as he began the Recitation of Heroes.  Last year’s event, led by Emperor Atticus Septus, was somewhat muted with most of the official festivities dirtside on Martius.

Although this year’s space-based activities will continue to be fairly limited, Cineon has insisted on holding  the Recitation of Heroes out in space once again.

Day of Remembering – 117.5.26

At 18:00 UTC Emperor Cineon will lead the Recitation of Heroes, where the name of an Octavius warrior or hero from the past is called out aloud and the hero’s accomplishments and victories are recalled. Cineon has asked the citizens of Octavius to submit their own remembrances for him to read publicly.

Day of Battle – 117.5.27

“The Bleeding Skies” — All Octavius is called upon to tune beacons RED across Octavius — and throughout all space — for the entire day.

Members of the lesser factions are welcome to challenge those actions.

Day of Feasting – 117.5.28

All are urged to enjoy to good company of family and friends to celebrate Heroes past, present, and future.