(Hyperial Station) In a somewhat surprising late development, Berl Rismore, formerly a Senior Project Director at Samsun Universal, has decided to throw his hat into the ring as a candidate for Mayor of Barnard in the upcoming election to be held on 118.4.1.
Rismore recently became a member of The Directorate when he was chosen to assume the seat for his recently-deceased father. His decision to challenge Dr. Elin Araad, who had been running unopposed, has caused a political stir. He has launched his campaign using non-traditional media that breaks with Hyperial tradition in keeping all political debate private to Hyperial.
With little experience and almost no political capital, Rismore is not expected to pose much of a challenge to the incumbent.
Vol. II, No. 3 – by Ares Kiden
Missions and More Missions
Well we saw a burst of mission activity in the last few weeks. First Octavius and Quantar coordinated efforts (whaaaat???) to try to do something about Magnesium supplies. Quants were, of course, mining and Octs were gathering. The missions went pretty quickly but ultimately did fairly little to increase supplies. At the same time, TRI Corporation sponsored a mission to collect Biomass — which is a pretty tricky task requiring pilot coordination to collect any serious amounts. I guess there was not a lot of coordination as there isn’t any biomass around and that mission is still standing at 29% after 23 days. Lastly there was a mission to bring Medical Supplies to Great Pillars station. That one initially seemed kind of like busy-work as there seemed to be no apparent need for Med Supplies, but whatever was delivered disappeared, so … Continue reading
by Thane Carios
(Solrain Core) A DSS that was decrypted on 2.26 included something that appeared to be the date 3674.3.9. It appears to be using the Sorian Standard calendar — which would make the date 3136 BT. We asked Professor D. Karr of the University of Solrain at Sol Core (USSC) to give us a statement on the find.
“It’s pretty impossible to make any judgement on this. If this is authentic — and if, in fact 3674.3.9 is a date and not some other kind of counter — it would be the oldest piece of history found to date. Right now, our verified history starts at 2690 BT. Anything before that is legend. So this would push that ‘history’ back more than 500 years. That being said, it would not not be very usable history since this just appears to be a system diagnostic of some sort. Not sure how that could add to our knowledge.”
When asked about the mention of ‘TRI,’ Professor Karr responded, “Well . . . if ‘TRI’ means The Reconstruction Initiative or TRI Corporation, then 3674.3.9 isn’t a date. If 3674.3.9 is a date, then ‘TRI’ has some other connotation. It’s that simple.”
by Yaz Shanndar
(Hyperial Station) Everything on Hypsos went quiet for 15 minutes at noon today in remembrance of former President Dr. Kelvin Rauder whose 60th birthday it would have been today.
Rauder was elected on 098.4.1 and served as Hyperial President for more than 11 years up to his assassination on 109.11.5 — less than a year short of his 12-year term. From 12:00 to 12:15 (UTC) all businesses were shut down and comm-networks went silent. President, Drago Maximilian released the following statement.
Today, on his birthday, we remember the life of Dr. Kelvin Rauder — a man who led us through very interesting times. He stood strong against TRI, who refused us our rights because its strings were being pulled by the faction overlords. He opposed every Quantar attempt to undermine us. And through it all, he lead Hyperial to become a preeminent center of manufacturing and trade.
by Yaz Shanndar
(Quantar Depot) After pilots called for Faction Missions, Quantar and Octavius responded yesterday with missions revolving around Magnesium — which has been in very short supply for a long time.
The Quantar mission is to mine ice. Unfortunately it kicked off with a bug in the mission program (which has supposedly been fixed now). The Oct mission is to haul Magnesium to it’s Depot station for storage. The challenge is that Ice ore yields only 3% magnesium, so it’ll require lots of coordinated work to get these things done. Continue reading
Vol. II, No. 2 – by Ares Kiden
For about a week we were seeing some rather unusual sentient activity that typically include concurrent markers all over space, infestation and a few sent-fights with pilots. I’m told things have been quiet so far this week.
Flux Geek vs Flux Hunter
And related to the Sent-flurry, we had TRI Corp bureaucrat Carlo Adiar blaming flux-hunting pilot RazorsKiss (Adiar “erroneously” called him RazorCut — which was kind of funny if you ask me) for the surge in conflux actvity — basically saying the conflux were retaliating. RazorsKiss took offense and challenges Adiar to a duel (yeah … they’re Octs). TRI’s PR department jumped into the middle and everyone went grumbling back to their corners. Continue reading
(UUNN HQ) Workers at unregulated stations across space have walked out on a wildcat strike, bringing mass-refining activity of several base commodities to a virtual halt.
“We have no union to look out for our needs and we’re sick and tired of working in horrible conditions for half the pay offered by the big Faction stations,” said one worker who asked not to be identified. “Enough is enough. There are other ways to make a living.”
Automated ore-refining operations at all locations will continue uninterrupted, and a small group of ice-refiners on GBS Station has elected not to participate in the strike.