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

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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.

the-henge

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.

Pilot Apathy Endangers Solrain

by Yaz Shanndar

(Cornea Station) Just days before Solrain celebrates its biggest holiday, a Conflux bombing sortie successfully destroyed the Sabre nuclear missile factory in Solrain Cornea Sector today while Solrain pilots remained absent.  The attack lasted from approximately 13:30 UTC until 14:36 UTC.  While Station Governor Elia del Babon authorized the launch of all station defense drones, it was not nearly enough to drive off the Conflux.  Only one pilot launched to assist the defense and he was in a tow which was quickly dispatched.

“I’m outraged beyond words.  Alarms were raised in every station and one single pilot launched,” said del Balbon.  “I launched every single defense drone we had.  I guess the next time I will have to launch myself,” she added.

In addition to the complete destruction of the nuke factory, two gates were infested – limiting access to the sector.  The STCC is urging all pilots to come help take down the infestations.  Preparations for The Reconstruction Days holidays have been suspended as the threat situation is assessed.