Quantar Honors Yasar El-Baz

by Yaz Shanndar

(Quantar Core Station)  Quantar celebrated the 100th birthday of Yasar El-Baz, the last remaining Quantar member of the Thrice Seven.

A small group gathered for a welcome speech by Third Tahir Dr. Silar Tashawar, which highlighted the amazing number of seminal evebnts that have happened during Yasar’s 100-year lifetime.  The Tahir also took the opportunity to recognize Yasar’s years of service with two awards:  Quantar’s Flame and The Spade of Karadron.

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Yasar to Appear in Public for Birthday Fête

by Yaz Shanndar

(Quantar Core)  The Office of the Tahirs has announced that Thrice Seven hero Yasar El-Baz will be making an appearance on Quantar Core on 118.10.27 for his 100th-birthday commemoration.

Yasar will be making his first public appearance in a very, very long time,” said A’lena Sular, First Acolyte to the Tahirs.  “He should be arriving on Rashfajan (Saturday) around 14:00 UTC.  We’re not sure how long he will be able to stay, but he has insisted on being there,” she added.

Sular also said that there will be complimentary Quanus Ice, Organic Food and Water for those joining the celebration.

It’s Hellion Day!

by Yaz Shanndar

(Wake Station) Here’s a “Fact of the Day” for you …

Although it’s not considered a holiday anymore, some older Sols will remember today as “Hellion Day.”  It is a commemoration of the day that has traditionally marked the end ofhellion the Dark Age that followed The Great Collapse — the day when Sorian explorers first landed on the planet Hellion.

Many non-Solrains don’t know it, but Hellion was a product of The Great Collapse, which altered its orbit so much that it’s frozen oceans melted.  The newly-thawed planet was discovered in 1,959 BT and terraforming began in 4,908 BT — but the first explorers did not arrive until 1707.10.15 BT on the ship New Dawn. Continue reading

“FluxPert” Suggests Hive Strategy

by Yaz Shanndar

(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.”

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Miners Days Contest Winners

by Yaz Shanndar

(Quantar Core) Although the asteroid cooling problem seemed to overshadow this year’s holiday, there were a couple of activities.

The first one was an opportunity for pilots to vote for a new Quantar award — the Shahir Assad or “Shining Lion.”  The award is for lifetime achievements in service of Quantar.  Shahir Assad - medal1031As with the Solrain Hall of Fame, the voting ended in a tie between Tezrend and Ambrosius, so a randomized choice was made — and the winner was Tezrend (aka Tesrend)!  Votes were also received for tom-t and the late FS-Falcon.

The other holiday contest was QuanTrivia where there were four entrants getting all five answers correct and winning a Cesium Medal, a CM4 and 1 million credits!  Congratulations to the winners:  Hammer-BS, Gander, ML-Death and Clanlord!

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Quantar Kicks-offs Big Mining Holiday — with No Mining Events!

by Yaz Shanndar

(Quantar Core Station)  A’Quina Meniokee, Vazir for the Fahil Mem’ta, opened the annual Miners Days holiday on Quantar Core Station, today.  And while the crowd was in a celebratory mood, the Vazir was a bit more pensive.

“Shalim Children of Hamalzah!  Today we gather here at the site of Mehr Limi’im — our Great Mother.  She sustained us through very dark times and we gather here again in this troubled time where fewer and fewer pilots traverse the Skein, and now our miners find themselves unable to harvest the gifts we have been given.  Strange things are afoot and we look to Hamalzah to light a path for us to follow.

“Let us trust in His guiding hand as we, together, strive to unravel this mystery.”

“Rakham Hamalzaat!”

The traditional reading of the Parable of Karadron was broadcast shortly after the Vazir’s opening speech:

There have been no announcements of any other holiday events at this point.  Last year, all events were held dirtside.

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.