(UUNN HQ) Xenobiologist and Conflux “expert” Professor Athena ShaiDen believes she has uncovered a potential strategy for destroying the targeted Flux hives. “I have been monitoring the telemetry from the test-runs against the hives,” said ShaiDen. “Mr. Adiar is absolutely correct in his assessment that timing is everything. But I think one thing that no one has publicly discussed is that longer-established hives are much more difficult to destroy than newly-spawned ones — which only take about 5 nukes to take out.”
(Outpost Station) TRI Corporation’s Dr. Zhia Katdinal today called for pilots and factions alike to cooperate to help solve the ongoing mystery on why asteroids are not cooling after being mined.
“The only actionable information we have so far has come from Quantar, and they used specially-tuned beacons to get it,” said Katdinal. “They discovered that something is causing the asteroids, once heated by mining, to remain in a high-entropy state. We have yet to determine what that something is.”
“We need more data from beacons – a LOT more. But the key is that we need the data to be as consistent as possible, so we can only use data taken from beacons tuned to ONE factional frequency. In other words, we need the beacons to be the same color.” Continue reading →
(Outpost Station) Infestations have been popping up across space with increased frequency over the past couple of weeks — with some of them seeming impregnable. What make this current flurry even more unusual is that there have been no reports of sentient conflux seeding or defending the infestations.
“Something is definitely going on here,” said Carlo Adiar, the head of Conflux Studies for TRI-DEF (TRI Corporation, Defense & Security Division). “And it’s not good. We’re seeing infestations on the increase and nuke stocks on the decrease. Pilots better get after this quickly or we’re going to have a problem.” Continue reading →
(Solrain Core) TRI Corporation has released the following statement:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
All station launch systems are non-operational at this time. Pods have been successfully recovered from all ships that were in-flight at the time of the system failure and there has been no loss of life. Director Yelda Mossad and her Station Systems & Maintenance engineers are working to resolve this situation as quickly as possible.
This time, instead of doing The (Unregulated) Update, I decided to interview the pilot RazorsKiss — who made news recently by destroying an automated TRI transport ship in unregulated space. I thought it might be interesting to get an idea of his motivations.
This interview was conducted before TRI Corporation decided to place a bounty on him. Continue reading →
(UUNN HQ) TRI Corporation announced today that it is taking the unprecedented step of placing a bounty on pilot RazorsKiss.
Since the Factions have elected to either ignore the severity of this situation or hide behind perceived administrative roadblocks, we believe we have no choice other than to find a way to create appropriate consequences ourselves.
Therefore, effective immediately and for the next 30 days, we have placed a 2 million credit bounty on the criminal RazorsKiss. We will pay the bounty for each verified destruction of his ship. In order to collect the bounty, pilots should submit a full, unedited screen shot taken at the time of the “kill” to email@example.com.
Only one bounty will be paid per pilot.
While factions have place bounties on pilots for many years, this appears to be the first time a corporation has taken such a step.
(Solrain Core) After a pilot claimed responsibility for destroying a crippled automated transport ship owned by TRI Corporation, TRI called on the factions to punish the pilot. The Solrain Traders and Citizens Council (STCC) provided the first, and most comprehensive response:
Clearly this was a capricious act by a plot more concerned with his own agendas and vendettas than the welfare of all. We very much understand the position of TRI Corporation in trying to ensure there are consequences. But while we abhor the waste of such precious cargo, we feel that the long-standing rights of salvage are clear here. The ship was in unregulated space. There was no living person aboard. The ship was clearly not under any kind of powered control.
So, while we feel that the general nature of this detestable act merits punishment, we do not believe there is any legal precedent to do so. If any additional facts arise that change the legal circumstances , we are ready to reconsider this position.