DSS Riddle Deepens

by Yaz Shanndar

(UUNN HQ) Further follow-up discussions has revealed a yet deeper mystery to the “message” on the DSS-3 recently data-recovered and decrypted by Jalil Aq’tamm and Hammer-BS.  We have now learned that image hidden within the first image somehow leads to a cryptic survey titled The Inquest (25.3.5010).  Inquest

When asked about his recent decryption revelation, Hammer-BS said, “There were 4 phases of decryption from octal numbers to text, from text to image, from image to qr-code and from qr-code to survey. Especially the hidden image was tough to find as there’s no obvious clue that it is there.” Continue reading

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DSS Duo Unveils Image Riddles

by Yaz Shanndar

(UUNN HQ)  DSS expert Jalil Aq’tamm announced last week that he had recovered an especially large, clean dataset from a DSS3 that he believed to contain some sort of media file.  Within hours, his unofficial partner, Hammer-BS, had decrypted that file and determined it to be an image.  The issue was that the image just did not make a lot of 3_marksense.

The slightly-distorted image was a red imprint with the numeral “3” in each of the corners, and a horn at the center of an oveal with words surrounding it.  According to Hammer-BS it was some sort of very ancient currency used specifically to procure communication services. Continue reading

Powerful “Path” Blocks Awards

by Yaz Shanndar

(Quantar Core)  The rapidly-expanding Hamalzah’din Path within Quantar allegedly tested its political muscles recently when its leader Qashish Nost’avor allegedly threatened a call for elections if the Tahirs decided to endorse or reward the recent vigilante actions against Hyperial that resulted in the destruction of the Phosphorous Nanoproducer — which had allegedly housed a secret GenMod before it was attacked and put out of commission in 117.

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 Hamalzah’din Symbol

“We have no illusions about what the Hyperial are,” said Qashish Nost’avor,” but we also need to remember who we are.  Our leaders have led us astray and many have lost their way.  We must look inward — not outward — to discern Hamalzah’s will.”

“This all started when a Hyperial supporter came into our space, tuned our unattended beacons and destroyed our building.  Where were our Lions then?” he added. Continue reading

Equipment Ejected from Station

by Yaz Shanndar

(Hyperial Station) If you happened to be in Hyperial station sector early this morning, you may have seen some shields, power plants, guns and other equipment floating around in space.

“It’s all Quant stuff,” said Renn Torrey, the station’s Dockmaster.  “I got the word from up top — ‘dump the stuff.’  Most of it’s crap anyway.  Pretty tired of Quantar’s pompous oppression, so . . . out it goes.”

Torrey said that the only Quantar Equipment left on the station was mining equipment — which would be ‘tolerated’ in limited quantities.

“Tell all the pilots . . . don’t be wastin time haulin in no more Quant stuff,” said Torrey.  “I’ll just dump it out the back door with the rest of the trash.”

Hyperial Rewards Pilots

by Yaz Shanndar

(Hyperial Station)  Hyperial today recognized the efforts of several pilots who worked to repair the damaged building in Hyperial Station sector.  Dr. Viggio Ragne, Hyperial Special Representative for the Office of the President, released the following statement:

“We are elated to be able to recognize four pilots who put aside their daily duties to repair the Phosphorous Nanoproducer that had been attacked by Quantar two years ago, hyperial-duty-ribbonand which had experienced 3 suspicious explosions over the last few days.  We are awarding the Hyperial Duty Ribbon, 20 PR units and 100,000 credits each to pilots GrimGriz, Imorg, Me.1 and OrkaOrka had initially performed repairs on the structure, while GrimGriz, Imorg and Me.1 brought the building back from the brink of collapse after subsequent explosions nearly destroyed it.

“And I must make special mention of Imorg, a Quantar, who risked censure by his own faction and clearly demonstrated that not all Quantar are deceitful and evil.”

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Dorator Announces Production Plans

by Yaz Shanndar

(Octavius Outpost)  Dorator Technologies R&D has announced its new manufacturing and distribution strategy in the wake of the recent acquisition the manufacturing rights Dorator Logofor 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.

SpaceBar Pub to Close and Relocate

by Yaz Shanndar

(GBS Station)  Proprietor/Bartender Torn Danton announced today that the SpaceBar Pub — a long-time destination for tired, thirsty pilots in GBS Station — is closing down there.

“There’s just no way to keep things going,” said Danton. “There’s no traders, no smugglers, no spies.  I’m going f#*!ing crazy sitting here alone day after day — just watching my accounts drain down.  Can’t keep the beer fresh.  Can’t keep the food fresh(ish).  It’s time.”

For many years, GBS Station was a place where pirates, smugglers, non-factionalists and many others found a place to avoid prying eyes, and avoid the strict PR requirements and taxation on equipment purchases at Factional stations.  Information was traded even more frequently than silicon or Flashfires – and probably at even greater profit.  The Space Bar was at the center of it all.

“I have been here running this dump for 18 years,” said Danton, the long-time owner. “This isn’t an easy decision.  But I’m not shutting down.  I’m moving everything — the bar, the booths, the walls.  It’s all moving to Klatsches Hold where, hopefully, we’ll get a little more traffic.  If that doesn’t work . . . I just don’t know.”