The (Unregulated) Update

unregulated-updateVol. II, No. 8 – by Ares Kiden

What is Going On?

There have been many many missions relating to the non-cooling asteroids, but we have heard results from exactly ONE.  Is there some kind of secret agenda happening here?  Or is everyone too embarrassed to admit that after all is said and done, they still have no idea what is causing the “high entropy state” in the asteroids?  There’s been a bit of frustration building in the jump pilot community and I’m pretty sure much of it could be resolved with just a little bit of communication. Continue reading

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Infestation Overload

by Thane Carios

(Outpost Station)  Infestations have been popping up across space with increased frequency over the past couple of weeks — with some of them seeming impregnable.  What make this current flurry even more unusual is that there have been no reports of sentient conflux seeding or defending the infestations.infest2

“Something is definitely going on here,” said Carlo Adiar, the head of Conflux Studies for TRI-DEF (TRI Corporation, Defense & Security Division).  “And it’s not good.  We’re seeing infestations on the increase and nuke stocks on the decrease.  Pilots better get after this quickly or we’re going to have a problem.” Continue reading

Pilots Report Infestations

by Thane Carios

(UUNN HQ)  For the first time in over four months, pilots have reported Conflux infestation activity at several points around space.

Infest Map“There does not appear to be any particular patter at this point,” said Carlo Adiar, Assistant Director for Conflux Studies at TRI Corporation (TRI-R/CSD).  “I do not see this as a dangerous incursion at this point … just more of a traffic nuisance.”

When vorlon31 was contacted for an interview about the recent infestations, he simply responded “ALL FLUX MUST DIE.”

Expert Speaks on Recent Infestation Data

by Thane Carios

(Cornea Station) Conflux expert Professor Athena ShaiDen of Sutonia University announced today that more data is needed on Conflux Infestations.  On 117.3.30 ShaiDen used a new technique to collect data on Conflux infestations, employing a customized narrow-beam scanner and taking readings from the infestation’s plasma port as it was being destroyed by nukes from the other side of the gate.

“We go some really great data,” said ShaiDen, “but we really need more to make the information useful.  Unfortunately, you need to use special equipment and be at the right place at the right time.  I was really lucky the last time.  It was not a planned thing.  And infestations have not been happening that frequently.”

“Not that I’m complaining,” she added.

ShaiDen said she is looking into the possibility of assembling a small team to assist in data collection, but is not ready to announce any details.  “I need to figure out how many narrow-beam scanning kits I can get funded before taking this further,” she said.

The (Unregulated) Update

unregulated-updateVol I, No. 5 – by Ares Kiden

Subspace Transceiver Repaired
Pilots finally rallied to repair  the subspace transceiver in The Narrow Canal, and Solrain pilots are once again happily receiving KTRI broadcasts.  There is still no word on how the transceiver was damaged in the first place.

Octs Debate DSS History
The Octavius Emperors from Ares Prime and Martius seem to be having a dispute about the historical fragment recently found on a DSS.  What is being lost in the whole “whose sword is bigger” debate is the fact that this thing might be one of the oldest pieces of history we have found to-date and may even hint at our roots. Continue reading

Conflux Expert Hopeful About Recent Data Collection

by Thane Carios

(Cornea Station)  When reports came in about new Conflux infestation activity in Connexion sector, Prof. Athena ShaiDen decided it was time to get some fresh data.

“I have not done any field work in many, many months,” said ShaiDen, the Xenobiology Chairperson at Sutonia University.  “I was done my classes for the day and had some free time, so I loaded up my customized scanning equipment and headed out.”

The Conflux had infested three of the four gates in Connexion:  The Stith, Light Crossroad and Ring View.  It turned out to be very good fortune that the fourth gate, Dark Crossroads, had not been infested. Continue reading