Big Sol Holiday … Little Sol Interest

by Yaz Shanndar

(Solrain Core) Cleanup crews didn’t have to put in any overtime after this, most recent, Reconstruction Days holiday.  To be fair, as in recent years there has been a far smaller event lineup than there was in days past, but participation this year was minimal and

First there was the “Holiday Mission” — a mission to haul in the commidities needed to manufacture Electronics was completed in time for the end of the holiday.  The mission was completed by Quantar pilot Hammer-BS.

There was also a “Rediscovering the Past” artifact contest.  The winner once again, Quantar pilot Hammer-BS.  Here are the details:

  • First-place: Hammer_BS (91) Cesium Medal and EB-3/2/1 stack
  • Second place Aeghwhyn (46) Platinum Medal and an EB-3
  • Third place NUBERANGER (30) Antimony Medal and an EB-2

There were no other participants.

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“Blue-Book Quiz” Questions for Reconstruction Days 120

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  The Blue-Book Quiz is ON!  There are five questions to answer, and all of blue bookthe answers can be found here on UUNN; on TRI-Databank; in the Sarath V Memorial Library; or on the Timeline of The Reconstruction. Sometimes you need multiple sources.

Here are the questions:

  • Solrain Thrice-Seven member Cameron had a famous grandson. Which Solrain T7 member had a famous ancestor (hint: it was BT). Name the T7 member, the ancestor, and briefly describe what the ancestor did.
  • What squad had the same name as an historically-important Solrain exploration ship?
  • Before The Great Collapse there was a group of Solrain explorers who contracted a deadly virus and were placed into low grav orbital cryosleep in hopes that a cure would be discovered. After The Great Collapse they were thought lost. In what year were they later discovered adrift in space?
  • What Solrain Historian had a long career as a jump-pilot? Provide both name and pilot handle.
  • What was the name of the station that was built to help find the lost planet Solrain?

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STCC Releases Reconstruction Days 120 Event Lineup

UUNN Newswire

(Solrain Core)  The event lineup for this year’s Reconstruction Days holiday — which runs from from Friday 120.7.3. through Sunday 120.7.5– has been released by the STCC.

First of all, there are now TWO active voting polls open:

The 120 Election of the Speaker for Amanra

Solrain Hall of Fame Nominations

All Citizens of the Commonwealth are strongly urged to vote in both polls!  The Vote for Speaker will end at midnight (UTC) on Sunday, 120.7.5.  The poll for the Hall of Fame will continue until midnight (UTC) on Saturday 120.7.11.

Holiday Mission
The STCC has declared a “Holiday Mission” to provide supplies for
Electronics production at Solrain Core. All loyal Solrains and friends of the Commonwealth are urged to participate!

Blue-Book Quiz Time!
On Friday, 120.7.3, a series of trivia questions will be release on UUNN (jgnewsnet.wordpress.com) by 16:00 UTC. Answers must be submitted to STCC@tri-subspace.net by 16:00 UTC on Saturday 120.7.4.

The awards will be as follows:

  • All five answers correct: Seeker of Knowledge medal and 1 million credits
  • 1 to 4 answers correct: Keval’s Thanks medal and 500k credits
  • 0-for-5: Captain’s Commendation

Rediscovering the Past
The STCC is sponsoring an Artifact Contest beginning Saturday 120.7.4 at 12:01 am (UTC) and running through midnight (UTC) on Sunday 120.7.5.  The pilots who fine the most artifacts based on the stats we retrieve from http://jumpgate-tri.org/.

  • First-place winner will get the Cesium Medal and an EB-3/2/1 stack
  • Second place, Platinum Medal and an EB-3;
  • Third place, Antimony Medal and an EB-2.

All others with 10 or more artifacts retrieved will receive a Captain’s Commendation.

* Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to take a screen shot of theiPilot Stats (which shows Missions Completed) as a “stats-backup” before they begin and after they are finished artifact hunting for the contest.

Times are subject to adjustment and additional events may be added, so stay tuned to UUNN for updates!  Pilots are also encouraged to run private races, contests and events.

STCC Establishes “Hall of Fame”

by Yaz Shanndar

(Solrain Core)  Premier Demeter Garreth announced today that the STCC has decided to establish a new Reconstruction Days holiday tradition.  Each year, they will open up a poll to name a Solrain pilot — past or present — to the Solrain Hall of Fame.

“We have had so many pilots making contributions of all kinds,” said Garreth.  “It’s time we put their names in lights.”

The poll is OPEN NOW so the STCC encourages you to log in and record your vote by clicking the image below.

vote

“All you do is go to the poll, enter your vote  and enter your call-sign.  It takes about 30 seconds,” said Premier Garreth.  “And while the nominee must be Solrain, ANY pilot for ANY faction is welcome to register a vote!” she added.

The poll will be open through midnight on Sunday 118.7.8.

The (Unregulated) Update

unregulated-updateVol I, No. 7 by Ares Kiden

Well I went on holiday … and I stayed a lot longer than expected.  But my mom finally kicked me out so I’m back with another UPDATE!

Pilots Stay Away in Droves
The holiday crowds were in stealth-mode for this year’s Reconstruction Days with minimal participation in the organized events (“minimal” is a generous term here).  Some blame was put on the numerous protests of the recent Speaker’s election but it’s hard to believe that was the sole reason.  I really liked the “What’s Your Story” contest about The Henge.  I guess I should have entered.  I would have WON.  (My theory is that it was a VERY ancient, VERY huge trampoline.)

Landmark Election
Well the recent Solrain election for the Speaker’s Chair for Amanra was a landmark in a number of ways.  A long-time incumbent was unseated.  TWO challengers ended up tie in the popular vote, forcing a runoff in the STCC – which has not happened in a long time.  Supporters of Verhal have hit the streets in droves, with protests in boroughs and cities across all three planets.  While there has been no violence, there’s been unrest-a-plenty.  Protesters have contended that Hyperial was instrumental in influencing the election. Continue reading

Reconstruction Days Called “Disappointment”

by Yaz Shanndar

(Solrain Core)  Solrain Premier Crtistofore Parce was very blunt in his assessment of the recent Reconstruction Days holiday.  “It was a huge disappointment,” said Parce.  “I don’t know what’s going on — whether the election protests has something to do with this, or something else.  But the bottom line is we had almost no participation in our space-based public events — and dirtside it was not much better.”

“Nonetheless,” he continued, ” we do need to recognize two people for holiday awards.  Hammer-BS was the single entrant in our ‘Name the Heroes’ contest — the one to name the at least five of the Solrain members of the Thrice Seven.  In fact, Hammer-BS was able to name all seven.  Quite an accomplishment.  He will be receiving 5 million credits, a Seeker of Knowledge medal and a PCS-4 for his efforts.” Continue reading

STCC Provides Details on Name the Heroes Event

UUNN Newswire

(Cornea Station) STCC’s initial Reconstruction Days holiday schedule did not provide any details about its Name the Heroes event — simply saying that it was a “trivia-type event.”  As it turns out it is — and it’s a very fitting topic for Reconstruction Days.

Almost everyone knows the story of The Thrice Seven.  They were the seven pilots sent by each faction to test-pilot TRI’s first single-pilot jump-ships.  Many had auspicious careers before and after this test-pilot duty.  Some had tragic ends.

For 5,000,000 credits and a Seeker of Knowledge medal, name at least five of Solrain’s members of The Thrice SevenName all seven and win a PCS-4, too!

Answers should be submitted to STCC@tri-subspace.net by Saturday 117.7.8 at 24:00 UTC.

STCC Releases Reconstruction Days Event Lineup

UUNN Newswire

(Solrain Core)  The event lineup for this year’s Reconstruction Days holiday — which from from Friday 117.7.7. through Sunday 117.7.9 — has finally been released by the STCC:

1. Name the Heroes

This is a trivia-type event.  Full details will be released on the Friday, so keep an eye on UUNN!  Answers, submitted to STCC@tri-subspace.net will be due by Saturday 117.7.8 at 24:00 UTC.

2. What’s YOUR Story?

The Henge is a pre-collapse site that dates to approximately 2,800BT.  Its massive structures and ancient technology have puzzled archaeologists and engineers for decades upon decades.  The most popular theory is that it’s a launch site, but there is no real data to back that up.

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Take a look at the picture of The Henge . . . read the little we know about it in TRI-Databank . . . and then let your imagination run wild.

Tell us your story about what The Henge’s original purpose was – and maybe detail its eventual demise.  Was it a technological wonder?  Was it an epic failure?  How long did it operate?

Your story does not have to be scientifically accurate — just creative!  We’re not looking for a novel, plot or characters (but feel free, if you want) – just your description.  Make it long or make it short.  Make it funny or make it tragic.  It’s up to you.

Submit YOUR story to STCC@tri-subspace.net by Sunday 117.7.9 at 24:00 UTC.

We will publish ALL of the stories.

  • The WINNER will get a Cesium Medal – and 100u of Cesium!
  • The RUNNER-UP will get a Platinum Medal and 100u of Platinum!
  • ALL OTHER entrants will receive a Captain’s Commendation and an Antiflux.

3. The Production Race – Saturday 117.7.8 at 15:00 UTC

Fire up your favorite Market Tool and Race against friends and foes alike to manufacture an item that we will announce.  The race will begin at Cornea Station and will end there exactly 90 minutes later.  Use any ship.  Use any equipment.  The thing you need MOST will be your brains!

The pilot who delivers the MOST of the requested items will win a Cesium Medal and 5 million credits!  The second and third-place finishers will win the Platinum and Antimony medals respectively.

There must be at least three racers in order for this race to be run.

Sol DSS Hoard Discovered

by Thane Carios

(Solrain Cornea)  As the result of a malfunctioning security alarm system, a small storage hold on Cornea Station was found to contain nearly 300 Data Storage Systems (DSS) — all Artifact - DSSapparently untouched.  Included in the find were 64 DSS-1, 70 DSS-2, 71 DSS-3 and 79 DSS-4.  The space was registered to Tmolus Shaen, the Assistant to Pilot Liaison Troiga del Babon — the niece of Cornea Governor Elia del Babon.  The warehouse also contained a number of artifact “UC” components as well.

“Ummm, those were from a holiday contest a couple of years ago, Mr. Garius” said Shaen when we caught up with him at the lower-decks commissary on Cornea.

When we asked why the DSS were not turned over to the proper people for research and data recovery, Shaen said, “I don’t know.  Ms. Garr. . . I mean Speaker Garreth, told me to put them there.”

Based on Shaen’s comments, it appears that the DSS were from the Reconstruction Days 114 “The Search for Arcane Knowledge” event which happened on 114.7.5.  With the recent number of finds being made by a couple of private pilots over the past year or so, it is puzzling why Solrain, given its technological resources, is passing up the opportunity for discovery.

Speaker Garreth’s office was not immediately available for comment.

Continued Conflux Attacks Could Impact Solrain Holiday

by Thane Carios

(UUNN HQ)  A new round of Conflux attacks – this time in and around Wake Station sector – may now threaten some of the plans for the upcoming Reconstruction Days holiday weekend.  Another series of bombing runs have left RB-3 factory significantly damaged.  In addition, access to Wake sector was somewhat limited by infestations in Morain Harbor and Purian Lake.

“The timing is not great,” said Aljia Keval, the STCC Minister of Citizenry.  “We are continuing to discuss the best course of action for the Reconstruction Days holidays.  The concern is that this flurry of attacks could continue and we do not want to risk putting non-combat pilots in harm’s way.

“But I need to be clear,” continued Keval, “in no case is the holiday canceled.  We have billions of people living on our planets, colonies and stations.  The only real part in question is the space-based events which impact a tiny percentage of our population.”

According to recent TRI-SEC scans, the RB-3 facility is at 60% structural integrity and is currently unusable.  Pilots are encouraged to assist with repair of the structure.