(UUNN HQ) Cinatus Consul Nestro Zagabe died this morning in his home as Octavius begins is most sacred holiday — Feast of the Fallen — exactly 56 years after he was named Consul by Emperor Quincitius II.
Neither Emperor Cineon nor the Consul’s son Namtaro (of Thrice Seven fame) were available for comment.
(UUNN HQ) This year’s TRI Trivia contest is a little bit different than previous versions of the contest. This one has a bit of a theme. As usual, there are five questions to answer — and all of the answers can be found here on UUNN; on TRI-Databank; in the Sarath V. Library; or on the Timeline of The Reconstruction. Hopefully it will require a little bit of “digging.” Continue reading →
It all started on 7.20 when pilots reported that asteroids were not cooling after being mined. It ended on 10.26 when the final hives were destroyed and ‘roids began cooling again. In the interim there were five Faction Missions, that started on 7.20, 8.10, 8.22 and 9.23. These included missions to re-program Quantar beacons, Hyperial data collection, a series of Octavius anomaly scans, Solrain commodity stockpiling and Amananth beacon monitoring.
And while all of this was going on, there was a brief period of rapid infestations activity, with some of the infestations seeming absolutely impregnable.
On 9.9 — after the fourth Faction Missions — TRI Corporation’s Research Division called on pilots to tune ALL beacons to one color (ended up being green).
And once all that was done, there was a call to destroy all Conflux Hives in five targeted sectors. I’m not going to repeat what has already been reported on this, but kudos to the pilots who didn’t just walk away frustrated and complaining — who brought this drama to an end on 10.26. Your rewards were well-deserved.
(Quantar Core Station) Quantar celebrated the 100th birthday of Yasar El-Baz, the last remaining Quantar member of the Thrice Seven.
A small group gathered for a welcome speech by Third Tahir Dr. Silar Tashawar, which highlighted the amazing number of seminal evebnts that have happened during Yasar’s 100-year lifetime. The Tahir also took the opportunity to recognize Yasar’s years of service with two awards: Quantar’s Flame and The Spade of Karadron.
(Quantar Core) The Office of the Tahirs has announced that Thrice Seven hero Yasar El-Baz will be making an appearance on Quantar Core on 118.10.27 for his 100th-birthday commemoration.
“Yasar will be making his first public appearance in a very, very long time,” said A’lena Sular, First Acolyte to the Tahirs. “He should be arriving on Rashfajan (Saturday) around 14:00 UTC. We’re not sure how long he will be able to stay, but he has insisted on being there,” she added.
Sular also said that there will be complimentary Quanus Ice, Organic Food and Water for those joining the celebration.
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 →
(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.
(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.
(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 Seven. Name all seven and win a PCS-4, too!
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.”
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.