(UUNN HQ) The following was released today from 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.
Voting will close at the end of the Miners Days Holiday (midnight UTC on 118.9.2), so do not wait – vote now. It will only take a moment.
(UUNN HQ) The Office of the Tahirs has released the following statement:
We have to thank all of the pilots who contributed their valuable time to our recent mission to reprogram certain beacons to try to determine why mined asteroids are not cooling. The data gathered has been invaluable as we have been able to start to understand what is going on.
The asteroids are not cooling because they are actually vibrating. It is hardly discernible, and the vibrations are at very high frequency. What we still do not know at all is what is causing the vibration and how to stop it.
(Quantar Core) The Quantar Holy Office of the Tahirs has released “evidence” that Hyperial has been secretly pursuing a genetic modification program with the goal of rebuilding its fleet of jump-capable ships.
“We now know what Hyperial’s secret faction missions have been all about,” said First Tahir Penjia Neamru. “We already knew that they were testing jump-ship technology, because of the Rauder-1 drone. Now we know that they have also been secretly pursuing their own genetic modification program. The goal is clear. Rebuilding their fleet .”
Quantar claims that the Hyperial program is code named “Chrysalis” and that it began over two years ago, with testing beginning early this year. The Tahirs have also released an image (seen below) allegedly taken inside the Chrysalis GenMod lab. It is likely that is was this information that was taken from Hyperial last declared to be contraband last Wednesday. It is unclear whether Octavius was working with Quantar to obtain and publish the information.
(Quantar Core) While Hyperial has remained stone-silent, Quantar has been openly celebrating the destruction of the Rauder-1 drone jump-ship. The Holy Office of the Tahirs has just released the following statement:
Farishaba ‘at Hamalzah! Today we honor Valmagier, a highly-decorated Solrain Optimus, who successfully destroyed the Hyperial drone jump-ship Rauder-1 in Inner Cloud. Admittedly he struggled with the decision whether to destroy this ship or to report its location to our enemy. But Hamalzah was good and led our brother Hammer-BS to the location as well — which crystallized the decision for Valmagier.
For his efforts, Valmagier will receive the highest award we give to otherworlders — Quantar’s Flame. We hope he wears this as proudly as he wears his many other commendations. In addition, Valmagier will received the promised rewards of 20 millions credits and a CM-4 . . . as well as out most sincere thanks and deepest blessings.
And we would be remiss if we did not recognize Hammer-BS for his part in this as well. He is a loyal brother who works tirelessly for the good of Quantar … and for all. It was his presence that was ultimately the catalyst for the destruction of Rauder-1. Therefore, we are honored to present him with the Quantar’s Flame medal as well. Shalim, Brother!
(Quanus) The Holy Office of the Tahirs has released the following statement regarding the Hyperial Rauder-1 drone ship that has gone missing for about a week.
The Hyperial Government has been pursuing an obviously-secretive agenda since before the beginning of the year. There have been Faction Missions with no explanation for their purpose. Then suddenly they announce they have developed a drone jump-ship. History has demonstrated that no good could possibly come of this.
Now Hyperial has asked everyone to help search for their drone and has offered a reward for assistance. Quantar, too will as for assistance — both from its own pilot population and any others who would want to join. We call for the destruction of the Rauder-1 drone, and will happily offer:
20 million credits
an artifact of your choice from the following: PCS-2, PCS-3 or CM-4
(Quantar Core) The Office of the Tahirs has released the following statement regarding the recent Hyperial Faction Missions.
Hyperial has now had two missions with no explanations about the reasons for either. First it was a call to support “upcoming R&D projects.” Then another was run close on its heels to “finish a critical R&D project.” Yet not a word on what the project is.
The two projects combined consumed 2000 units of Conflux Biomass, 1000 units of Chemicals, 3000 units of Copper, 500 units of Electronics, 2000 units of Fiber Optics, 1000 units of Medical Supplies and 1500 units of Synthetics.
Many of these items are in short supply and had to be manufactured for the mission, depleting important supplies available to the other factions. None of this appears to be for regular Hyperial manufacturing. And yet no one questions the purpose.
We call upon Hyperial to show our suspicions to be paranoia. Make public the nature of your “R&D Projects.”