Zagabe Dead at 97

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) Cinatus Consul Nestro Zagabe died this morning in his home as Octavius begins is most sacred holiday — Feast of the Fallen — exactly 56 years after he was named Consul by Emperor Quincitius II.

Neither Emperor Cineon nor the Consul’s son Namtaro (of Thrice Seven fame) were available for comment.

Blades Drawn on Oct Core

by Thane Carios

(Octavius Core) Tensions ran high and long knives were drawn on Octavius Core when a group of employees of the Ministries of Trade — that included visiting functionaries from Outpost — got into a quickly-escalating argument about jurisdiction in Octavian Shore. The standoff took place during a midday meal at Kahn’s Kanteen in section 12c of Octavius Core

No one was injured in the argument, leading to the disappointment of many nearby observers. The official statement from the Octavian Ministry of Trade said:

We regret that some of the members of our Ministries allowed their disagreements to get out of hand. An issue that should have been resolved by some shouting and perhaps a limited hand-to-hand contest between two designees became much bigger. We are pleased to report that there are no casualties.

While Octavian Shore Sector is officially under Protection & Control of Emperor Cineon, Clements IV has regularly treated the sector as one of his own. Cinati emperors have controlled Octavian Shore and Primus Point – the only two access points into Oct space — since 31 AT. But in 59 AT when Clements IV came to power and was named as the primary Octavian Emperor in the TRI Charter, he began asserting de facto control of Octavian Shore because of its strategic importance to Ares Prime – partly as a gateway to the other factions and their resources and partly as a buffer against potential aggression from Quincitius II.

Emperor Cineon kicks off Feast of the Fallen with a BANG!

UUNN Newswire

(Outpost Station) Today in a rare act for a member of the royalty, Emperor Cineon personally flew up to Outpost station from the planet Cinatus below. He remained in Outpost sector space for nearly an hour conducting the opening ceremony for this year’s Feast of the Fallen, the Recitation of the Heroes, where the name of an Octavian warrior or hero from the past is called out aloud and the hero’s accomplishments and victories are recalled.

Early in the ceremony, Jellyfish appeared in the space around the station, followed by an attack from a Sentient c9 Kraken. The Sentient seemed to target the Emperor’s Dragon heavy fighter directly. Pilots Shadowhart, -Mabasha-, Filzi, and Mas-0 were all in the area providing support,  however it was Emperor Cineon himself that brought down the Conflux interloper! Once defeated, the Sentient did not return, and the Emperor, somewhat invigorated by the action, resumed his speech.

Various Fallen (and “Fallen Away”) Heroes of Octavius were named by Cineon and many other pilots over f5:chat including: Quincitius II (Cineon’s father, assassinated some 16 years ago), Enkido Khan (Thrice Seven Explorer who discovered Amananth), Savo, The Tyke, Lxholla, WileE, Ridgeway, SHUG, BladeR, Magnus-Ex, Fellblade, {ND}Falcon, Razorskiss, Odiche, Zaltys, Havik, Wyx, and others.

The Emperor concluded the ceremony by docking at Outpost and buying every pilot docked an Oct Lite for several toasts.

Information on the rest of this weekends events can be found here.