(UUNN HQ) The polls are now open for Citizens of Solrain to elect a new Speaker for the planet Amanra.
The incumbent, Lylian Whyte, was an upset winner when she defeated five-term Speaker Cassia Verhall in a run-off. She now faces challengers Sagrith Hubri, TRI Corp Director of Manufacturing, Mercantile & Economics; and Vivian Duvazaco who has held a number of senior leadership roles at Tens & Piney and is currently T&P’s Alignment-Leveraging Strategy Czar. Both experienced, well-known corporate power-brokers.
Only citizens of Solrain may vote and you may vote just once. Polls close at the end of the day on 120.7.5.
(Klatsches Hold)TRI Corporation has declared the Great Venure Belt (GVB)/Hyperion Gate jumpgate to be unstable and has warned all pilots to avoid using it until further notice.
“We were alerted to this situation by pilot Barcala,” said senior gate engineer A. Lettort.”He jumped the GVB/Hyperion Gate but ended up at the Outer Storm anomaly with an eel bearing down on him. Fortunately his LifePod(tm) didn’t malfunction after the misdirected jump.”
Lettort also said that pilots should stay at least 4.1k away from the GVB/Hyperion Gate jumpgate to avoid its expanding gravity well. “These gates are getting old and infestations really take a toll on them. I’m surprised this kind of thing hasn’t happened sooner,” she said.
Voting has opened today for the 119 Pilots’ Choice Awards. Medals for Combat, Mining, Conflux Hunting, Economy Support and Leadership will be awarded to pilots receiving the most votes — though there is a seven-vote minimum to qualify for an award. A Pilots’ Choice Award can be given to ANYregistered pilot and any pilot can vote — but just once.
ALL PILOTS are encouraged to participate by voting HERE
If there are qualifiers for the medals, they will be awarded on 119.12.1.
TRI-Corporation has released the results of its audit of all activity on Corridor Station on 119.10.5:
TRI Corporation’s Security (TRI-SEC) and Station Ops (TRI-SSM) divisions completed their investigations into the RF Transceiver production issue. We have determined that the Faction Mission did, indeed, result in the delivery of the commodities required to produce RFTs. We have also determined that RFT manufacturing did take place. The reason why the Faction Mission did not appear to successfully result in RFT manufacture is that the items manufactured appeared to be immediately purchased, and therefore did not appear on Market Tracking systems.
The remaining question revolves around the purchaser. Systems show the purchasing ship as an Octavius tow with the transponder XTR-v1059. That transponder was registered to a ship destroyed in one of the very early conflux attack in 100.6 AT.
We are continuing our investigation, focusing on possible system-tampering, and remain confident that we will identify the true purchaser.
(UUNN HQ) At a recent trade conference, Sagrith Hubri was overheard saying that he was concerned that the long-standing infestation may be inflicting permanent damage to the gate from Pulsar sector to Pulsar Gate sector. Hubri is the Director of Sector Assets for TRI Industrial & Business Services (TRI-IND), which is responsible for maintenance of gates, beacons, subspace transceivers and other non-station infrastructure.
TRI Corporation has not responded to our requests for a comment.
(Octavius Outpost) Dorator Technologies R&D has announced its new manufacturing and distribution strategy in the wake of the recent acquisition the manufacturing rights for several pieces of TRI Corp equipment.
“We have decided to focus most of our production and distribution from two locations,” said Malkev Dorator II, Sr. Vice President of Operations. “We will be focusing our weapons production at Octavius Outpost station. It will be the sole manufacturing outlet now for the Barrak, Cobra and the Flail. The only exception will be the Hammer, which will continue to be manufactured in Solrain at Wake station.”
“Regarding the new acquisitions,” said Dorator, “the Nightwatchman radar, TRIC-1 Capacitor, TRIP-1 power plant, Vector engine and Warden shield will now be manufactured exclusively at our Hyperial Manufacturing facility.”
“We are also very excited to announce that we will be testing the first non-faction manufacturing operation at Klatsches Hold where we will be making the Drop Tank refueling system.”
According to Dorator, the Drop Tank test facility is now operational. Other manufacturing changes should be moving forward over the next two weeks.
(Solrain Core) In a surprising move, Dorator R&D has purchased the rights to several pieces of equipment from TRI Corporation. They released the following joint statement:
TRI Corporation has agreed to sell all rights to its non-M.O.D.x. equipment lines to Dorator Technologies R&D effective today. This includes the DropTank refueling system, NightWatchman radar, TRIC-1 capacitor, TRIP-1 power plant, Vector engine and Warden shield.
The sale includes the intellectual property, manufacturing rights, certain manufacturing equipment and current unsold inventory.
Dorator will be coming up with a manufacturing and distribution strategy for its new equipment lines over the next 30 days.
Although the sale price was not part of the release, sources have indicated that it was approximately 4.2 billion credits. It is also believed that Sorian Bancorp provided significant financing for the purchase.
(Amananth) An apparent lucky hit caused much more significant damage than expected in yesterday’s sentient attack on Amananth Station. Some suspected that the attack was targeted at the nukes recently stockpiled on Amananth, but those items were not damaged. What was impacted was production of Flashfires, Guardians and Whistles — along with significant inventories of those same items plus Displacers as well.
Pilot Orka reported that DPDQ communicated the following message:
TRI Corporation issued the following statement regarding reports of unusual messages being broadcast on KTRI:
We have checked all systems and can find no issues, errors or security breaches. In order to investigate this further, we would need timely reports of exactly when messages are appearing. Images of the corrupted messages could also be helpful. Reports should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.