(Quantar Core) The Quantar Holy Office of the Tahirs is claiming that they have 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!
(Klatsches Hold) The saga of the Rauder-1 drone came to an abrupt end yesterday around 17:00 GMT when pilots Valmagier and Hammer-BS located the drone in Inner Cloud sector.
“I was not really looking for the drone at first,” said Valmagier. “I had business to do in Hyperial and flew through Inner Cloud, when I first saw a transmission from the drone. There were no conflux [spawns], which was surprising, because Inner Cloud has an anomaly. But I thougth someone else is searching for the drone, so I finished first my business and flew back to my Pos in Greater Locks to resupply it.”
Apparently Valmagier and Hammer-BS independently found Rauder-1 adrift far out in Inner Cloud. “I first was making some pictures, because I had not decided, if I will destroy it or if I will tell Hyperial the coordinates and leave it there. Then I saw Hammer-BS approaching and my decision was easy, I had to destroy it first, if I want to get the reward. Hammer and I were both shooting on the drone, but I was lucky to get the kill,” said Valmagier.
Hyperial has not yet made an official comment on the incident.
(UUNN HQ) Hyperial was quick to respond to Quantar’s call for the destruction of Rauder-1. “Quantar’s hawkish response to everything we do is getting tiresome,” said Dr. Viggio Ragne, Special Representative for the Office of the President. “But let me be absolutely clear. Any pilot who wantonly destroys this drone, will VERY unwelcome in Hyperial, and may find themselves hunted just as vigorously as they hunted Rauder-1.”
(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
(Hyperial) After the recent Faction Mission to patrol Far Gate, T&P, Inner Cloud, Main Gate and The Reaches yielded no sightings of Rauder-1, Hyperial has now called for pilots to do more extensive sector searches.
“We have no idea how many of the mission pilots made any attempt to actually search. It was probably a mistake for us NOT to include additional awards for the first sighting. So now we’re going to remedy that,” said Dr. Viggio Ragne, Special Representative for the Office of the President. Continue reading →
(UUNN HQ) Hyperial today has finally provided some details regarding its Rauder-1 drone ship that has been broadcasting hex code on pilot channels over the last week.
We have run into some issues with our Rauder-1 testing program. One of the biggest challenges in this project is maintaining the datalink with the drone. The systems initially built by TRI were designed to handle pilot communications, but the amount of data transfer needed to remotely control a ship over large distances is quite a different matter.
We lost contact with Rauder-1 in Outer Cloud when it was returning from a test flight. We believe the gibberish code it is broadcasting is related to its malfunction.
We are initiating a Faction Mission to patrol several sectors. We encourage pilots to run these missions with 50K radars. If there are ANY sightings of the Rauder-1, please report it immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org