Hyperial Labels Quantar “Terrorist State”

by Thane Carios

(Barnard, Hypsos) After leaving a meeting of The Directorate, Dr. Viggio Ragne, the Special Representative for the President, today called Quantar a terrorist state.  “It is really no surprise,” said Ragne.  “This has been a long-standing pattern of behavior for Quantar.  They have consistently supported terrorist attacks on our people.  Rewarding criminals, terrorists and murderers is an atrocity.  We can only hope that the more principled factions will see this for what it is and take appropriate action.”

Hyperial has cut off the few communication channels it has with Quantar and has changed its official political status with Quantar to “War.”

Tahirs Unveil New Award

UUNN Newswire

(Quantar Core)  After nearly two weeks of delays — and apparently some internal heated debates, the leaders of Quantar have announced that several pilots would be awarded for their support of the recent destruction of Hyperial’s jump-ship test program, and it’s (alleged) Genetic Modification research lab.

Chrysalis Campaign RibbonThe 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 Breaks Silence

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(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.

The (Unregulated) Update

unregulated-updateVol I, No. 7 by Ares Kiden

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.)

Landmark Election
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

Reconstruction Days Called “Disappointment”

by Yaz Shanndar

(Solrain Core)  Solrain Premier Crtistofore Parce was very blunt in his assessment of the recent Reconstruction Days holiday.  “It was a huge disappointment,” said Parce.  “I don’t know what’s going on — whether the election protests has something to do with this, or something else.  But the bottom line is we had almost no participation in our space-based public events — and dirtside it was not much better.”

“Nonetheless,” he continued, ” we do need to recognize two people for holiday awards.  Hammer-BS was the single entrant in our ‘Name the Heroes’ contest — the one to name the at least five of the Solrain members of the Thrice Seven.  In fact, Hammer-BS was able to name all seven.  Quite an accomplishment.  He will be receiving 5 million credits, a Seeker of Knowledge medal and a PCS-4 for his efforts.” Continue reading

Protests Mar Reconstruction Days Holiday Celebrations on Amanra

by Yaz Shanndar

(Alexios, Amanra) Close elections always trigger strong emotions, and the recent Speaker’s election for Amanra was as close as it can get with the popular vote resulting in a tie, forcing the 100 members of the Solrain Citizens and Traders Council (STCC) to break the tie with a vote. But this election was also was overshadowed by claims that Hyperial hackers tried to sway the presidential election.

Millions of Amanrans signed an online petition stating that Ms. Whyte was unfit for the Speaker’s Chair, while anti-Whyte protesters gathered at cities across the planet.protests

In Alexios, more than 10,000 demonstrators braved unusually cold temperatures, chanting: “Whyte’s Not Right!”

In Arestol, protesters beat drums and waved signs saying: “Don’t let Hyperial Run Our Planet.”

On the campus of Sutonia University, hundreds of student-demonstrators cried.

We attempted to contact the incumbent Speaker, Cassia Verhal, but her spokesperson said she was not ready to make a statement at this time.

Whyte Whins!

UUNN Newswire

(Alexios, Amanra)  The STCC has announced the results of the Speaker’s Chair for Amanra and it is long-time Council-member Lylian Whyte.  The upset began when Whyte and co-challenger Daneel Ruyden both tallied 37.5% of the popular vote, ending the five-term, 15-year run for Cassia Verhal — who was largely considered the most progressive force in Solrain politics.

A 30-year veteran of the Council, ‘Lyl’ Whyte had tried to unseat Verhal three times without success.  She is a long-time member of the council and close personal friend of Demeter Garreth.  Her political views are extremely conservative and her fiscal positions are “traditional.”