(Solrain Core) The STCC has announced that Arbin Mallow, the long-time member of the STCC, has won the race for Speaker for Soria by a wide margin, taking 67% of the vote with an extremely-light voter turnout.
Mallow, who has been a member of the STCC since 086, ran a very quiet campaign riding the strength of his substantial connections and political capitol to victory over Aeolsah Radic — the long time aide to Demeter Garreth who was named interim Speaker when Garreth took over as Premier on 6.1.
(UUNN HQ) The polls are now open for Citizens of Solrain to elect a new Speaker for the planet Soria:
Although Aeolsah Radic is technically the incumbent, since he has held the post since Demeter Garreth took over as Premier on 118.5.1, Mallow is a long-time STCC Member with extremely strong political ties.
The poll will remain open until 118.7.1.
(Solrain Core) According to sources within the STCC, 10-term Speaker Demeter Garreth will be moving her office “down the hall” as she takes over her new role as Premier of the STCC effective 118.5.1.
Garreth’s selection has been speculated-upon for the last week — with many wondering if she was even interested in the job. Until the upcoming election on 7.1, the role of Speaker for Soria will be temporarily filled by Garreth’s First Assistant, Aeolsah Radic.
An official release from the STCC is expected shortly.
(Eltherios, Soria) Twenty four people belonging to a group known as the Solarian Apostolate were found dead at the ancient Sorian site known as The Henge. The group, which believed it could spiritually communicate with the lost planet Solrain, managed to deactivate a section of security fence around the site, and then make its way to the center of the area. Cause of death has not been ascertained, but all bodies were unmarked so pharmacology is suspected.
A message left by the group read:
We are now ready to make the supreme journey, aided by this henge, to join our sisters and brothers on the Mother Planet. Do not mourn us.
Open your hearts.
No one knows exactly what purpose The Henge served. Five structures positioned in a ring tower over 45 meters, with a sixth laying horizontally, that sits about 200 meters from the ring. It is not clear whether or not the this part of the structure had fallen or was intentionally laying on its side. Some believe it is some kind of pre-collapse launch facility. It is dated to roughly 2,800BT.
The remote location of the spectacular site, in the middle of a barren mesa, over 140 kilometers from the nearest town (Donium), discourages many from visiting — but now new security measures are being put in place to help ensure there are no further incidents.