(Cornea Station) The STCC has opened the voting for the final runoff election for the Speaker for Amanra. The voting will be open until 117.6.30, and the final election results will be announced during the upcoming Founders Day holiday which runs from 117.7.7 through 117.7.9.
The finalist candidates for this triennial election are council members:
Daneel Ruyden – Ruyden is a fairly new council member and this is his first runoff. Ruyden’s voting record is usually moderate with regard to foreign affairs and conservative when it comes to fiscal matters.
Cassia Verhal – Verhal has been Speaker for 15 years and is generally considered as the most progressive of the speakers. She has sometimes found herself allied with Hellion’s Imogen Hugin against the powerful veteran Demeter Garreth
Lylian Whyte – A 30-year veteran of the Council, ‘Lyl’ Whyte has tried to unseat Verhal three times without success. She is a long-time member of the council and close personal friend of Demeter Garreth. Her political views are extremely conservative and her financial.
(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.
Subspace Transceiver Repaired Pilots finally rallied to repair the subspace transceiver in The Narrow Canal, and Solrain pilots are once again happily receiving KTRI broadcasts. There is still no word on how the transceiver was damaged in the first place.
Octs Debate DSS History The Octavius Emperors from Ares Prime and Martius seem to be having a dispute about the historical fragment recently found on a DSS. What is being lost in the whole “whose sword is bigger” debate is the fact that this thing might be one of the oldest pieces of history we have found to-date and may even hint at our roots. Continue reading →
Yes, I’m late this week. It has been a slow news week and I was HOPING something interesting would happen. But alas …
Dorator Signs DSS Agreement with Hyperial In the not-at-all-surprising category, Dorator Tecnologies R&D signed an agreement with Hyperial late last week, where Dorator will be receiving all DSS and UCs sold by pilots to Hyperial station. Dorator calls it a win-win since Hyperial was not using the artifacts for anything and Dorator will get them for a very attractive price.
Engineers Quietly Leave Amananth With absolutely no fanfare (and by this I mean they sneaked out), the multi-corporate team that had been working at Amananth to help figure out how to repair the Antiflux CP, has disbanded and been transported back to their respective home spaces. TRI Corporation officials insist that this does not mean they are giving up. They simply felt that it was not necessary to be on-site at this point — an felt the team needed to refresh and reboot. Continue reading →
(Solrain Core) An emergency meeting of the STCC called by Speakers Hugin and Verhal has resolved that the DSS found on Cornea Station in Storage Hold 25 must be returned to Solrain for data recovery and decryption.
Dorator Technologies R&D has released the following statement:
We are disappointed with the decision of the STCC. We believe that Dorator Tech could have provided excellent data recovery results in a minimum of time and at very reasonable cost. Nonetheless we will certainly comply with the resolution. We plan to ship all DSS to the Wake Station from our facilities in Hyperial today at approximately 20:00 UTC, where we will deliver them to the Solrain Engineering and Technology Group. We will also be happy to provide assistance at any point during the ongoing DSS recovery and decryption process should the STCC require it.
(UUNN HQ) A dispute has apparently now broken out between the STCC Speakers regarding the disposition of the enormous collection of DSS found on Cornea Station in Storage Hold 25. Earlier today, Speaker Demeter Garreth announced that the DSS were being turned over to Dorator R&D for data recovery and decryption, but Speakers Imogen Hugin (Hellion) and Cassia Verhal (Amanra) have called an emergency session of the STCC to decide on disposition of the DSS.
“It’s not up to Garreth what is done with those DSS,” said Verhal. “She has over-stepped once again. These DSS are Solrain property and I don’t want them in the hands of some multifactional Corporation with questionable loyalties. Solrain needs to have direct oversight and control of this treasure.”
(Solrain Core) Speaker Demeter Garreth made a statement today outside her Solrain Core offices, regarding the nearly 300 DSS and other artifacts recently found in Cornea Station Storage Hold 25.
“I’m not sure what the fuss is about here. We held a contest and people found and turned in lots of DSS and UC components. I asked an assistant to put them in Storage Hold 25 because we had so damn many! I did not ask him to hide or hoard them. These are NOT AB-4s, ok? And this was before the two Quants started the recent ‘DSS Mania.’ I assumed he would take care of getting them to the right people without my hand-holding.
“If there are additional questions about that, ask Troiga — because he’s her problem, not mine.
“At this point, we’re finishing up inventorying the contents of the storage hold and are then turning the stuff over to Dorator Technologies for data recovery and decryption.”