Well there has not been a ton of news since the last Update, but wanted to keep things rolling anyway.
Not going to re-hash everything that has been published, but this has been a little raucous. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything but after-the-fact news about Hyperial elections, but this one has kept the popcorn popping. Guy appears out of nowhere to become a candidate and starts broadcasting dirty laundry. Ok, not really dirty — just slightly sweaty maybe. Then an alleged supporter gets arrested for hauling contraband . . . but maybe he’s not really a supporter. And now the dark-horse candidate has clammed-up with the election a few days away. But we did learn what a wonderful place Barnard is.
So what’s going on with Prosthetics? We had not heard a word about them for years and now we’ve seen them in the news for the second time, and it’s pretty clear that TRI-SEC is on the lookout for more. I assume they’re still coming from Hyperial, so stemming the tide should be fairly easy. But why is there even a market for them? Have to look into this some more, I think.
(Solrain Wake Station) A smuggler flying a Phaeton was apprehended yesterday in Bronci Rift by TRI Security for allegedly having Prosthetics in-hold, a commodity that has been outlawed for many years. The pilot’s name has not been release pilot pending an official arraignment.
There has, as yet, been no speculation regarding the smuggler’s planned destination or destinations.
After years of lobbying and protests — primarily by Quantar — Prosthetics exports from Hyperial were outlawed by TRI after evidence was unearthed that the Prosthetics included organic tissue of questionable origin. Hyperial was thought to have stopped all Prosthetics production in 107.
(Hyperial) Hyperial authorities reported that the small supply of rare Antiflux ECMs they had provided at Hyperial Station were taken on 117.11.1. The news triggered a pricing panic with very few Antiflux left. Prices were nearing 500,000 credits by the end of the day.
TRI-SEC indicated that they had an idea who had purchased the Antiflux, and that they planned on questioning the pilot. “We have the purchase data from Hyperial and are going to be talking to the pilot — primarily for his own safety,” said TRI officer Layton ‘Scorch’ Morrison.” Technically, nothing illegal has happened since the Antiflux were purchased at the market price. But pilots tend to react rather emotionally when it comes to hoarding of rare goods. This guy needs to understand what he’s setting himself up for.”
(Khalar Fa’el, Quanus)Rabb Nost’avor, the Seneschal of The Temple of Roh in Khalar Fa’el, made a surprising statement today, clearly breaking ranks with the Tahirs. “The Fa’hil Memta is supposed to be the ‘voice of our people.’ They are not supposed to be politicians, diplomats or warlords. They are supposed to be conduits.”
“While Hyperial has been an adversary as long back as our memory travels, we have to live in the present — and I’m not sure that the majority of the people would support the recent actions,” said Nost’avor. “It is conceivable that the destroyed research could have benefited Quantar.”
The new award, the Chrysalis Campaign Ribbon, is being awarded to pilots who supported the extended campaign by Quantar — some of it apparently covert — to derail and destroy what Quantar is calling, Hyperial’s renewed attempts to circumvent the co-operative program developed by the other factions — and managed by TRI Corp. — for Genetic Modifications and jump-ships.
Recipients of this unique ribbon designed specifically for this “campaign” were: Ambrosius, Blonder, Crackhead, Eismann, Hammer-BS, Jalil, Nereid, Roidrider and Valmagier — several of whom had recently been called “terrorists” by Hyperial Special Representative Dr. Viggio Ragne.
(Quantar Core Station) Third Tahir, Dr. Silar Tashawar made a statement today about the recent attack on Hyperial assets, breaking an unusual period of silence.
“Speaking strictly as Silar Tashawar — not as a member of the Fa’hil Memta — I want to express my admiration and gratitude for the work of Ambrosius, Crackhead, Eismann, Hammer-BS, Nereid and Roidrider.
These pilots carried out a mission at our direction, and successfully completed it. Although we attempted to maintain strict secrecy, they survived multiple ambush attempts and successfully destroyed the ‘Chrysalis’ Genetic Modifications lab that Hyperial had secretly constructed within the Phosphorous factory.
“These pilots are heroes, not terrorists. I now call on my fellow Tahirs to join with me in giving them the official recognition they absolutely deserve.”
Dr. Tashawar is the newest member of the Fa’hil Memta. After the assassination of Queliar Neamru, the Qua’ it tahir elected Tashawar as the new Third Tahir on 111.3.18.
Well I went on holiday … and I stayed a lot longer than expected. But my mom finally kicked me out so I’m back with another UPDATE!
Pilots Stay Away in Droves The holiday crowds were in stealth-mode for this year’s Reconstruction Days with minimal participation in the organized events (“minimal” is a generous term here). Some blame was put on the numerous protests of the recent Speaker’s election but it’s hard to believe that was the sole reason. I really liked the “What’s Your Story” contest about The Henge. I guess I should have entered. I would have WON. (My theory is that it was a VERY ancient, VERY huge trampoline.)
Well the recent Solrain election for the Speaker’s Chair for Amanra was a landmark in a number of ways. A long-time incumbent was unseated. TWO challengers ended up tie in the popular vote, forcing a runoff in the STCC – which has not happened in a long time. Supporters of Verhal have hit the streets in droves, with protests in boroughs and cities across all three planets. While there has been no violence, there’s been unrest-a-plenty. Protesters have contended that Hyperial was instrumental in influencing the election. Continue reading →