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Vol II, No. 11 – by Ares Kiden

Festival! 118 Roundup

Festival! always seems to be one of the most fun holidays every year.  It’s longer, it’s for all factions and there are usually lots of events.  There were a lot of events, but I seem to see a trend where just a few people participate and they get all of the prizes.  I’m not judging — I’m to blame, too.   I should have gotten at least a little bit involved.  It just seems a shame.  More people would probably equal more fun.

Historic Pub Moves

Apparently it’s hard to sell beer when hardly anyone ever docs at the station.  I don’t think we have gotten any official word on when the “new” SpaceBar will be opening on KH, but let’s drop in, raise a pint and wish TD “good luck” when it does.

Thief Production Ends

Yeah . . . having a hard time getting worked-up over this one.  Has anyone ever really used one of those things?

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Festival 118! Comes to a Close

by Yaz Shanndar

(Quantar Core) Festival 118! came to a close with some mixed reviews.  About 40 pilots were online over the four days of the holiday, but according to TRI Corporation, which sponsors the annual holiday events, pilots participation in contests and events was fairly disappointing across the board.

Conversely, there was some disappointment with TRI Corp’s event management as well.  Pilot Sinver slammed the running of Friday’s Treasure Hunt event, saying:

“I was looking forward to this all,day while at work. I’ve wasted an entire evening because quite frankly, you couldn’t organize a piss up in a brewery. The clues were useless. Don’t even bother tomorrow. Just park the ship and forget about it. A great idea, really great idea terribly executed. My entire evening wasted. Thanks guys.”

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TRI Trivia for Festival! 118

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  The TRI Trivia contest is ON!  There are five questions to answer, and all of the answers can be found here on UUNN; on TRI-Databank; in the Library; or on the Timeline of The Reconstruction.

Here are the questions:

  • Name the rather lengthy pre-collapse treaty between what was then already called Solrain and Octavius that mainly dealt with the establishment of borders and neutral areas.
  • Where can you find out about The Murk? (be specific)
  • Who was the leader of the group of Octavius techno-mystics who left their dirtside colony outside Justos (on the planet Cinatus) and headed into space in 26AT?
  • Name the Sol Federation ship whose crew became infected while on an exploration mission shortly before The Great Collapse.
  • What is the name of the ringed gas giant planet in Ring View sector?

Answers must be submitted to tri@tri-subspace.net on Saturday 118.11.24 by midnight (24:00) UTC.

The awards:

  • 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

UUNN will publish links to the answers at the end of Festival! after winners have been announced.

Festival! Storyteller Contest

Sarath V Memorial Library
***** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *****

Here are the pictures for the Sarath V Memorial Library’s Festival! 118 Storyteller Contest.   Your story should describe what the place in the picture is.  What happened there … or what will happen.  What’s it’s purpose?  What’s its secret? Is it from the past … present … or future?  Let your imagination run wild!  You can even incorporate more than one of these settings into your story if you want.

It can be a narrative (report … log … memorandum … etc.) or a full-blown story with characters.  It can be third-person or first-person … or even scripted like a play or screen play.

(click on a picture below for a full-size image)

Storyteller 1Storyteller 2Storyteller 3

Make it long or make it short (minimum 3,000 words).  Make it funny or make it tragic.  It’s entirely up to you.

Submit YOUR story to librarian@tri-subspace.net by Sunday 118.11.25 at 24:00 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.

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

Everyone Wins with Holiday Haiku

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) As part of Festival! 118, The Sarath V Memorial Library will once again offer the Holiday Haiku contest where every entrant is a winner and every one gets a prize.

“You write a Haiku about  your  favorite published story in the library. . . you submit it . . . you win,” said Head Librarian H.E. Jenkins.

Although there are technical variations of what constitutes Haiku, the Library is going  with the simple version:  three lines with five, seven and five syllables respectively.  A title for your haiku is optional.  Each entrant will receive 500,000 credits and a Captain’s Commendation badge.

Submissions  for all contests must be received by midnight (UTC) 118.11.24 to be considered for an award.  They should be sent to librarian@tri-subspace.net.

It’s Pilots’ Choice Time Again

UUNN Newswire

PCA 117

Voting has opened today for the 118 Pilots’ Choice Awards.  Medals for Combat, Mining, Conflux Hunting, Economy Support and Leadership will be awarded to pilots receiving the most votes — though there is a seven-vote minimum to qualify for an award.  A Pilots’ Choice Award can be given to ANY registered pilot and any pilot can vote — but just once.

ALL PILOTS are encouraged to participate by voting HERE

Any awards will be presented to pilots during this year’s Festival! celebration which will run from 118.11.22 through 118.11.25.