The (Unregulated) Update

unregulated-updateVol. II, No. 9 – by Ares Kiden

Pilots Balk at Mission

Almost three weeks ago, it was announced that an analysis of the data that had been gathered by faction missions suggested that a series of Hives in Conflux Space were responsible for the months-long problem with mined asteroids not cooling down.  Since that time there have been a few test forays into Conflux Space, but pilots have clearly balked at taking on the mission to destroy the hives.  Most just have not shown their faces … a few have been very vocal about how impossible the mission was.

But to me the most odd thing is that no one has actually tried.  It’s not like a group has gotten together to try to destroy the 25 identified hives and failed … not even once.  Continue reading

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T7 Centenarian Celebration Planned

UUNN Newswire

(Quantar Core Station) The Office of the Tahirs announced today that all of Quantar will be celebrating the 100th birthday of Yasar El-Baz on 118.10.27.  Yasar is best known as one of the Quantar members of the Thrice Seven, but he also created the earliest post-collapse asteroid map of Quantar space, and had a long career in mining and exploration.  He is the last surviving member of the Quantar T7s.

No details on the celebrations have, as yet, been released.

Sol Scientist Believes He Has Identified Ancient Signal

by Thane Carios

(Solrain Core)  Dr. Thane Dannewar announced today that he has isolated what he believes may be a transmission from the lost planet Solrain.

“I know this just sounds like static to most, but I have been able to specifically extract this as a unique signal — distinct from the cosmic background noise,” said Dannewar.  “I have no idea what might be contained in this signal at this point. I’m releasing it so that others may be able to help ‘group-think’ a way to confirm that this truly is a broadcast of some sort — and if it is — figure out how to extract the data it contains.”

Dr. Dannewar is the grandson of Cameron Dannewar, best known for his role in the Thrice Seven — but who also known for his passion for uncovering the fate of the planet Solrain, which was lost in The Great Collapse.

 

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.

Library Sends out Request for Thrice-Seven Info

The Sarath V Memorial Library has broadcast a request for documents, or any other information relating to the “Thrice Seven.”

“Since the recent recovery of Enkido Kahn’s log fragment, there has been a surge in requests for details about the Thrice Seven and we find our resources — both in the Library and the Databank — to be sorely lacking,” said Head Librarian H.E. Jenkins.  “We are reaching out to everyone for either documented information like news clippings, pictures, books — or even oral history and legend . . . just tell us what you remember.”

Submit your information on the Thrice Seven HERE.

The Thrice Seven were some of the most memorable heroes of The Reconstruction Initiative.  It was made up of seven pilots each from Octavius, Quantar and Solrain – primarily explorers and test pilots.  Some, like Enkido Kahn, had already made a name for themselves before becoming part of this legendary group.  But together, as the original TRI test-pilots and later as the explorers of farspace, they became legend.

 

UUNN Time-Mistake Causes Ceremony Confusion

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) Today’s ceremony for the transfer of the Enkido Kahn Log DSS and the awarding of the Emperor’s Emissary medals was tarnished by a mistake by UUNN who published the ceremony time as 16:00 UTC, when it should have been 15:00 UTC. because of this error, Hammer-BS — discoverer and decrypter of the DSS missed the ceremony entirely.

“We feel horrible about this,” said UUNN Founder and Publisher, Fence. “Especially for Hammer-BS. He played a huge role in this history-making affair, and he deserved to be there for the honors. This won’t happen again.”

Since many people missed the ceremony, the following is a transcript of the Emperor’s statements.

In-Station during the transfer of the DSS

This moment is historic for our people, and all I can say is “thank you.” I know you are not from Octavius . . . and you were not out there particularly looking for our history. Nonetheless, the two of you, because of your efforts and talents, have done something special for Octavius and something very special for me .

So I want you to know how personally grateful I am – not as an Emperor, but as someone who, a little boy, idolized Enkido Kahn and who read stories about him and emulated him in play with his friends.

Please go ahead and initiate the transfer.

Now let’s head outside to do the “official” stuff.
Awards Ceremony Outside Outpost Station
Welcome Octavius! Welcome Quantar!  . . . and Solrain.

Aveg et Honore!

Today we celebrate both glory and honor.

We celebrate the glory of one of the great heroes of Octavius, whose voice has come back to us through the ages. We honor the pilots who have made this possible.

In the year 38AT, Enkido Kahn – one of the great heroes of Octavius and a revered son of Cinatus – made one of the great discoveries of our era.  He made a decision to divert from his mission of scanning anomalies for jumpgate construction and investigate a dim star . . .  He took a great risk, and he changed history with his discovery of Amananth.

Because of the efforts and talents of two pilots, Hammer-BS and Jalil, his voice has come echoing back to us through the years . . . from a time on the eve of his great discovery.  We hear his determination, his dreams and his doubt. And our hero becomes a REAL person to us.  And so today, we celebrate the reality of Enkido Kahn and we honor Hammer-BS and Jalil.

To that end… It is my honor and my pleasure, to present the Emperor’s Emissary medal to Hammer-BS and Jalil.  Their efforts have made Enkido Kahn alive to us again. And their generosity bring the remnants of his log back to us so that we may remember and honor him better.

Aveg et Honore to Enkido Kahn!
Aveg et Honore to Hammer-BS!
Aveg et Honore to Jalil!

There was also a bit of excitement shortly after the Emperor had docked at Outpost when a pirate name Huzzah made his way toward outpost Sector and was fought primarily by pilot Clanlord and the station’s defense drones, but with Jalil actually landing the kill-shot.

Enkido Kahn DSS to be Returned to Octavius

by Kedra Brenari

(Cina, Cinatus) Consul Nestro Zagabi announced today that the DSS that was recently found in Amananth space (The Split), and had its data recovered and decrypted by Quantar pilots, will be returned to Cinatus – the birthplace of the Octavius hero Enkido Kahn.

“This DSS is an Imperial treasure,” said Zagabi.  “It contained the log entry from one of our great modern heroes, just weeks before one of his greatest accomplishments.  We are arranging to have the DSS delivered to Emperor Cineon this Saturday (116.3.19).  The Emperor will be personally receiving the DSS and speaking to the pilots who discovered it and recovered its precious message.”

“Emperor Cineon has also made the unprecedented decision to immediately present the Emperor’s Emissary award (which is usually only presented during the Feast of the Fallen holiday) to pilots Hammer-BS and Jalil – both for making this unparalleled find, and for being so accommodating and generous in returning it to us.  We welcome anyone who would like to join in Outpost Station sector us in celebrating this great find, and in honoring these two pilots who have made this all possible.”

Emperor Cineon is expected to be arriving at Outpost station around 16:00 UTC  with the transfer of the artifact shortly afterwards.  The presentation of the Emperor’s Emissary awards will take place outside Outpost Station after the DSS has been transferred and the Emperor has had a chance to speak privately with Hammer-BS and Jalil.