Miner’s Days Awards Announced

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  The results of the Miners Days Pure Mining Contest have been released:

  • 1st Place – Hammer-BS, with 172 pures mined, wins the Spade of Karadron award, a CM4 and 3 Antiflux ECMs
  • 2nd Place – Boelling, with 81 pures mined, wins the Keval’s Thanks award and a CM4
  • 3rd place – PRI-SEC-11, with 67 pures mined, wins the Keval’s Thanks award and a CM3

Captain’s Commendation awards will go to DSRG-r-GP; Ambrosius; Koopmans and DSRG-r-Qco who each mined-out 5 or more pure asteroids. Continue reading

Hammer-BS Announces Mining Race for Sunday 120.9.6

UUNN Newswire

(Quantar Core) Quantar pilot Hammer-BS is sponsoring a special Miners Days Mining Race on Sunday 120.9.6, running from 18:00 UTC to 20:00 UTC.

Full details on this race can be found on TRI-PLOG.

The Quantar Tahirs have agreed to award Cesium, Platinum and Antimony Medals for the top three contestants — and a Captain’s Commendation to all other participants.

Miner’s Days Activities Announced

by Yaz Shanndar

(Petrios, Quanus) Quantar leaders decided that this year’s Miners’ Days holiday will focus on its roots — local dirtside blessings, parades and traditions.

“Miners’ Days has very humble roots,” said Vazir A’Quina Meniokee.  “Spontaneous local parades are the true Quani tradition — with miners putting away their tools for the day, and marching through streets singing traditional miners’ reels, and carrying ceremonial shovels, chisels or picks (which are often heirlooms handed down for generations). It’s just a day of good-natured revelry with family, friends and neighbors,” she added.

The Vazir did point out that there will be a couple of Holiday activities for pilots: 

On 120.9.4, the now-traditional Parable of Karadron recording will once again be released on UUNN.

On 120.9.5 from 12:01a – 12:00 midnight UTC (i.e. all day) there wil be a Pure Mining Contest  —  pilots, Quantar or gefir, who mine-out the most pure asteroids during this 24-hour period will win the following:

      • 1st Place – the Spade of Karadron award, a CM4 and 3 Antiflux ECMs
      • 2nd Place – Keval’s Thanks award and a CM4
      • 3rd place – Keval’s Thanks award and a CM3

Anyone mining 5 or more pure asteroids during the day will receive a Captain’s Commendation badge.

Meniokee also said that temples in all cities, town and stations will be offering a traditional Blessing of the Shovels along with the Parable readings.

Voting Opens for Shahir Assad Award

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  Quantar has opened voting for its prestigious Shahir Assad award.  The following was released by the Office of the Tahirs:

We Quantar are walkers of many paths:  miners and philosophers … zealots and diplomats … warriors, scientists,  evangelists.   Each have their place within our society and within our history.  The Fa’hil Memta calls on all people of Quantar to vote for a Quantar Masafiir (jump-pilot) – past or present – a Shahir Assad, the shining lion, embodying the very best of our culture, our religion and our race.

*** VOTE HERE ***

Voting is limited to the people of Quantar and all votes must be in by midnight (UTC) on last last day of this years Miners Days holiday — 120.9.6 .

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

Miners Days Contest Winners

by Yaz Shanndar

(Quantar Core) Although the asteroid cooling problem seemed to overshadow this year’s holiday, there were a couple of activities.

The first one was an opportunity for pilots to vote for a new Quantar award — the Shahir Assad or “Shining Lion.”  The award is for lifetime achievements in service of Quantar.  Shahir Assad - medal1031As with the Solrain Hall of Fame, the voting ended in a tie between Tezrend and Ambrosius, so a randomized choice was made — and the winner was Tezrend (aka Tesrend)!  Votes were also received for tom-t and the late FS-Falcon.

The other holiday contest was QuanTrivia where there were four entrants getting all five answers correct and winning a Cesium Medal, a CM4 and 1 million credits!  Congratulations to the winners:  Hammer-BS, Gander, ML-Death and Clanlord!

The awarding of medals and prizes should be completed over the next few days. Continue reading

Miners’ Days 118 “QuanTrivia” Contest

UUNN Newswire

(Quantar Core) This year’s Quantar Miners’ Days holiday includes a QuanTrivia Contest.  There are five question about Quantar culture and history.  Some are easy . . . others are pretty challenging. Those who answer all five questions correctly will receive miners days 118a Cesium Medal and 1 million credits and a CM4; those who answer 1 to 4 questions correctly will receive a Keval’s Thanks medal; and all other participants will receive a Captain’s Commendation.

Answers must be submitted to quantar@tri-subspace.net by midnight (UTC) Sunday 118.9.2.

Here are the five questions:

  1. Which Quantar planet was most impacted by The Great Collapse?
  2. When Did Mehr’Lim  (aka Quantar Core) Station Open?
  3. What Quantar trading and refining outpost was instrumental in the ending  of the Second GVB Wars?
  4. What Quantar Zealot Group was destroyed in 97AT?
  5. What Quantar holiday is celebrated in the third month each year?

(Answers to all questions can be found using UUNN, TRI-Databank, The Sarath V Memorial Library or the Official Time Line.)

 

Quantar Kicks-offs Big Mining Holiday — with No Mining Events!

by Yaz Shanndar

(Quantar Core Station)  A’Quina Meniokee, Vazir for the Fahil Mem’ta, opened the annual Miners Days holiday on Quantar Core Station, today.  And while the crowd was in a celebratory mood, the Vazir was a bit more pensive.

“Shalim Children of Hamalzah!  Today we gather here at the site of Mehr Limi’im — our Great Mother.  She sustained us through very dark times and we gather here again in this troubled time where fewer and fewer pilots traverse the Skein, and now our miners find themselves unable to harvest the gifts we have been given.  Strange things are afoot and we look to Hamalzah to light a path for us to follow.

“Let us trust in His guiding hand as we, together, strive to unravel this mystery.”

“Rakham Hamalzaat!”

The traditional reading of the Parable of Karadron was broadcast shortly after the Vazir’s opening speech:

There have been no announcements of any other holiday events at this point.  Last year, all events were held dirtside.

Brotherhood Sponsors Rockhunter Mission

UUNN Newswire

(Quantar Core) The Quantar squad Brotherhood of the Stone is offering a special Miners Days Holiday mission to find new asteroids in any Quantar sectors — with credits awarded for each previously-uncharted non-common asteroid.  The Quantar Tahirs have agreed to double the payouts and to offer a Captain Commendation to each participant, and The Spade of Karadron medal to the pilot with the most qualified finds.

Full details on this squad-sponsored mission can be found on TRI-PLOG.