Artifact CP Auction Rescheduled

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By Rafel Solamis

(TRI-MSD)  TRI-Material Science Division (TRI-MSD) today released the date of the rescheduled public auction of the Artifact Custom Producer. For those of you who may not be aware, the Arti CP, as it is known, is the pet project of Professor Vandagriff of TRI-MSD. Using technology unlocked through research on various artifacts, TRI-MSD has the ability to take existing items and improve them. While the current list is somewhat limited, TRI-MSD is continually working on additional recipes. The current producible artifacts are: PCP-2, PCP-4, PCE-2 PCE-3, PCE-5, PCS-1, PCS-3, PCS-4, PCM-AB3, PCM-AB4, PCM-CM3, PCM-CM4, PCM-EB2, and PCM-EB3.

The auction for the Artifact Custom Producer will take place at the TRI-MSD offices at Solrain Core station at 2100Ekoos on 104.9.21. “We realize that some people may have an aversion to making their bid known, and we are sympathetic to that”, offered Professor Vandagriff. “We will permit a broker to function as a third-party bidder, provided that they are properly certified. That will require a secure message from the squad leader stating they have procured the services of said broker. Also, a note of intent will be needed from the broker to insure there is no possibility of abuse.” The duration of the contract is listed at thirty days, with 50% of the bid required on Day 1 and 50% on Day 30. The Artifact Custom Producer will then be rebid.

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Ipuki-Hanh Threatens CLAWS Once Again

by Icefoxen

Multiple Sentients were downed, though the Conflux host thought to contain the Thrice Seven Ipuki-Hanh rammed into Outpost Station before it could be destroyed by defense forces. As of press time, TRI officials were not available for comment on possible damage to Outpost Station after such a violent collision.

The bulk of the sentient Conflux attack finally ended at approximately 00:20, though a single sentient did decloak off of SpaceDrake’s wing at 00:30 and attempted to down his Tempest. The sentient failed, quickly being destroyed by a full TRI wing.

At approximately 00:40, another sentient was spotted in Arkan’s Cloud. It quickly retreated to the anomaly in sector and jumped out. These two incidents have led to theories regarding cloaked Conflux in Outpost sector during the attack. Some pilots believe that the sentients might have been cloaked near station, and that the sentient attack upon the TRI wing at 00:30 could have been a diversion to allow the other C17 Sentient to escape to Flux space with possible intel on CLAWS. New Dawn Conflux War Command believes this theory is at least plausible given the “increasingly organized nature of Conflux attacks.” (LupinOne)

There is also worry among many TRI pilots that the Conflux may attempt or have attempted a scan of Outpost Station while cloaked. There is no comment on this concern by TRI officials to date.

Expert sources within SNN have aired concerns that the Conflux’s use of C-0s against Solrain Core could imply that the enemy is gathering intelligence on Professor Vandagriff’s lab. Other sources also find it peculiar that no C-0s were present at Outpost Station for this assault.

Could the Conflux be finished with their scans of Outpost? Could Solrain Core be their next objective? Could a crippling attack on Outpost Station be pending if indeed the Conflux are done with their scans upon Outpost?

All of these questions and more remain unanswered tonight as Outpost and Solrain Core Stations continue repairs after yet another night of heavy assaults.

Shortly after the attack, TRI pilots invited Ipuki-Hanh to “kiss their behinds” after another apparent Conflux defeat. Further information is within the INFORMATION portion of the SNN article accessible via the “Comments” link below.

This is your correspondent John “Icefoxen” Robertson at Outpost Station, signing off.