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!

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.

SolTrivia Time!
On Friday, 103.7.3 A series of trivia questions will be release on UUNN (jgnewsnet.wordpress.com) by 16:00 UTC. Answers must be submitted to tri@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

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.

Jammer Prices Crash

by Thane Carios

(Solrain Core Station)  In the wake of yesterdays accusations by STCC Speaker, Arbin Mallow, Jammer prices have crashed, falling over 80%, and and production was temporarily shut down.

Lexxor Intelligence released the following statement from its CEO, Dr. Danson Da’Mayo:

In the wake of yesterday’s allegations, Lexxor decided to immediately shut down production of the Jammer ECM.  We are in the business of marketing excellent Jammertechnology and would not want our reputation or our products reputations marred by criminal misuse.

While we have once again opened the production facilities, we are carefully evaluating the future of the Jammer — especially now that its prices has fallen to levels where we would lose money on each item produced.

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Mallow Calls Jammer Glut a “Racket”

UUNN Newswire

(Halicon, Soria)  Arbin Mallow, the Speaker for Soria has called for an investigation into the recent surge in Jammer production and distribution.  His his address to the STCC suggested possible illegal activity.

“Just four months ago, almost all Jammers were suddenly recalled by Lexxor.  There were almost none on the market. But now, Hyperial has been cranking them out continuously and market across space are absolutely full.

“No one uses these things anymore.  So why the production flurry?

“Well I think it’s a massive money-laundering scheme sponsored by Hyperial, and someone needs to take a hard look at what’s going on!  Some of my colleagues tell me it’s just free trade and that STCC should support all free trade.  But I think we need to shine a very bright light on this thing.  At the very least, it’s as massive waste of Electronics, Molybdenum and RF Transceivers.”

Hyperial officials did not respond to our requests for a comment, but Lexxor spokesperson Mnr Ojazar said, “We were as surprised at the sudden demand for Jammers as Mr. Mallow, but we’ve just been responding to that demand.  Nothing more or less.”

 

Quantar Tahirs Shut Down Nuke Production; STCC Follows Suit

UUNN Newswire

Early this morning, the Office of the Tahirs decided that it is temporarily discontinuing on-station production of nukes, while the issues of storage, security and maintenance are debated.

Just a few hours later, the STCC decided to adopt the same approach.

No “official” statements have been released as of yet.

Rumours Tie Nuke Buildup to Conflux Plot

by Thane Carios

(Quantar Core Station)  Allegedly started by KTRI News Announcements, rumours ran wild across space today suggesting that the current buildup of the nuclear arsenals at all stations was actually driven by a Conflux-backed plot to simultaneously detonate the nuke inventories, inflicting horrific damage and casualties at all stations.

sabreglaivemaulProtests on Quantar Core called for the immediate removal of all nuclear missiles to off-station storage facilities and a temporary end to all production.  Quantar Qashish Nost’avor, leader of the Hamalzah’din Path said, “I call on the Tahirs to address this threat immediately.  There are currently over 1,000 nuclear missiles on four Quantar stations.  There is just no need for that kind of concentration of weapons of mass destruction.  I’m all for stockpiling the supplies for when we need to build them.  Just produce them as we need them.  And we don’t need thousands.” Continue reading

High-Level Meeting Planned on Sol Core

by Thane Carios

(Solrain Core)  Sources revealed today that a meeting is planned on Solrain Core Station between STCC Premier Demeter Garreth, Elden Prescott III (Chairman Emeritus of Sorian Bancorp) and Malkev Dorator, Founder of Dorator Technologies R&D.  The Premier’s office refused comment when asked about the date and time of the meeting or its purpose.

The (Unregulated) Update

unregulated-updateVol. II, No. 6 – by Ares Kiden

Oct Core Bombarded by Flux

Oct Core was attacked by Conflux on 7.5 with the station sustaining some minor damage.  Apparently the Conflux attacked outbuildings first, but there has been not official report on any damage there.  They also attacked the station and were trying to do something at the ETP.  This was the largest station attack we have seen in quite some time.  You have to wonder if this was random or if Flux aggression will be ramping up.

Chatty AI

For the first time in a very long time we’ve been hearing from the Amananth Station AI (aka DPDQ).  First in relation to repairing the production for the “inhibitor” (aka antiflux); and later when it apparently scolded RazorsKiss for having someone blow up an old New Dawn area in the station.  The messages were transmitted in hex — which just seems lazy to me. Continue reading

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.