STCC Establishes “Hall of Fame”

by Yaz Shanndar

(Solrain Core)  Premier Demeter Garreth announced today that the STCC has decided to establish a new Reconstruction Days holiday tradition.  Each year, they will open up a poll to name a Solrain pilot — past or present — to the Solrain Hall of Fame.

“We have had so many pilots making contributions of all kinds,” said Garreth.  “It’s time we put their names in lights.”

The poll is OPEN NOW so the STCC encourages you to log in and record your vote by clicking the image below.

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“All you do is go to the poll, enter your vote  and enter your call-sign.  It takes about 30 seconds,” said Premier Garreth.  “And while the nominee must be Solrain, ANY pilot for ANY faction is welcome to register a vote!” she added.

The poll will be open through midnight on Sunday 118.7.8.

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Garreth Takes Office

by Yaz Shanndar

(Solrain Core)  In 085 a 28-year-old Demeter Garreth was elected Speaker for Soria.   Today, at age 60, she took over as Premier, replacing the retiring Cristofore Parce, who made the following statement at the transition ceremony:

Today, with mixed emotions, I leave this great office.  It has been my honor to lead the STCC for 20 years.  Since that time, we’ve faced our fair share of challenges, and come through them stronger. That’s because we have never let go of a belief that has guided us ever since the inception of the Reconstruction Initiative — our conviction that, together, we can change anything and everything . . . for the better.

I have great confidence in Premier Garreth’s abilities as a leader — which she has demonstrated over and over. And it gives me great comfort in transferring this Office to her.

Some believed that Garreth, who is turning 61 shortly, may retire from political office at the end of her current Speaker’s term in two months.  When asked about that, she replied:  “To be honest, I had not decided.  I certainly have not been campaigning the way I had in the past at this time.  But when this entirely new challenge was presented . . . well, this old girl just loves new challenges.”

 

Hypsos Holds Planet-Wide Remembrance of Dr. Kelvin Rauder

by Yaz Shanndar

(Hyperial Station) Everything on Hypsos went quiet for 15 minutes at noon today in remembrance of former President Dr. Kelvin Rauder whose 60th birthday it would have been today.

Rauder was elected on 098.4.1 and served as Hyperial President for more than 11 years up to his assassination on 109.11.5 — less than a year short of his 12-year term.  From 12:00 to 12:15 (UTC) all businesses were shut down and comm-networks went silent.  President, Drago Maximilian released the following statement.

Today, on his birthday, we remember the life of Dr. Kelvin Rauder — a man who led us through very interesting times.  He stood strong against TRI, who refused us our rights because its strings were being pulled by the faction overlords.  He opposed every Quantar attempt to undermine us.  And through it all, he lead Hyperial to become a preeminent center of manufacturing and trade.

Factions Respond to Pilot Calls for Missions

by Yaz Shanndar

(Quantar Depot)  After pilots called for Faction Missions, Quantar and Octavius responded yesterday with missions revolving around Magnesium — which has been in very short supply for a long time.

FM 118.2.23

The Quantar mission is to mine ice.  Unfortunately it kicked off with a bug in the mission program (which has supposedly been fixed now).  The Oct mission is to haul Magnesium to it’s Depot station for storage.  The challenge is that Ice ore yields only 3% magnesium, so it’ll require lots of coordinated work to get these things done.  Continue reading

Awards Announced for Samwise Memorial Event

by Yaz Shanndar

(UUNN HQ) After a week-long flux-hunt with 26 pilots participating, the Samwise Memorial Flux Hunt came to an end last Saturday.  The event, which was sponsored by pilot RazorsKiss of squad FluxGuts had pilots of all level rushing to max out their conflux-kill-counts, and even had a few long-missing veterans returning returning to honor pilot Samwise — who, sadly, passed-on last year.

Top prizes for the overall number of flux-kills went to:

Sinver (3,025 flux kills) – Cesium Medal; 2mm credits; PCE-5
Rail69 (1,490 flux kills) – Platinum Medal; 1mm credits; PCS-1
Cyraxx666 (1,272 flux kills) – Antimony Medal; 500k credits

All other participants received a Captain’s Commendation for their efforts; and RazorsKiss is being awarded the Echoes of Hope award for his significant efforts in sponsoring, promoting and running the week-long contest. Continue reading

Imperial War Helmet to Go on Display

by Yaz Shanndar

(Danubia, Martius)  For the first time in 50 years, the war helmet of Emperor Atticus VI will be made available for public display.

Battle Helmet

“The last time it was displayed was for the 100th anniversary of his death,” said Anto Islin, Legate for Danubia Province.  “Emperor Septus felt it appropriate to made it available to the public again on the 150th anniversary of his death.”

The public display at the Imperial Heritage Museum in Danubia will begin tomorrow, 117.12.2 — the anniversary of Atticus’ death — and will continue until the end of the year.

Atticus VI (85 BT – 33 BT) is best known as the last Emperor of a unified Octavius.  Atticus VI took that throne in 45.8 BT after the culmination of the Unification Wars.  Atticus VI held the throne for just 12 years, dying at age 52

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Festival! 117 Awards Announced

by Yaz Shanndar

(Solrain Core) Awards for the Festival! 117 have been released — with a couple that were unexpected.  “Festival! is the biggest holiday of the year,” said Garth Taren, President & CEO of TRI Corporation.  “TRI Corporation works very hard and very closely with Solrain, Quantar and Octavius to sponsor a diverse series of holiday events that are available to a broad array of pilots of all levels.  This year we had races, contests, missions, trivia — and even a Haiku-writing contest.”

Taren went on to say that the Festival! holiday provides a perfect platfor for special recognitions:  “Festival! gets everyone’s attention in a unique way because it’s roots come from ALL of the factions.  This year, we are pleased to introduce a new, very prestigious award called ‘Sarath’s Orb,’ and along with that, we are absolutely thrilled that we will be able to announce two Pilots Choice Awards because there is nothing better than being recognized by your peers.” Continue reading