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[NEWS] Quarantine Worsens...

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M.A.D. Consortium
#1 - 2017-02-10 18:06:27 UTC
So there might be a pattern to this Quarantine

I am beginning to see this less and less a coincidence.

We stand at the Abyss, drawing the Patterns of Fate - Casserina Leshrac, Savant, Sani Sabik.

M.A.D. Consortium
#2 - 2017-02-10 18:20:47 UTC
Casserina Leshrac wrote:
So there might be a pattern to this Quarantine

I am beginning to see this less and less a coincidence.


The Scope News Network wrote:

MUTTOKON – The Scope News Network has learned that the situation in orbit of Muttokon II has escalated further this afternoon, after Freedom Extension was ordered to untether the orbital platform of their space elevator that serves the planet.

Sources within the corporation have confirmed that the order was issued to the Molden Heath Regional Director of Operations for Freedom Extension by Valkear General Heder Elislar of the Republic Fleet’s Pator Command early this morning.

The low orbit platform, which serves as both a shipping platform for freight, and as a transit hub for traffic to the surface, is believed to still be populated by more than nine hundred thousand people who have been placed in “indefinite quarantine” by the Republic Security Services.

The Matari administration has remained silent on the reasoning for the detainment of almost a million individuals who range from maintenance personnel, to transport pilots, tourists and commuters, however the Republic Security Services released a confirmation earlier today that the severity of the situation has been upgraded from a “Class D Localized Containment Event” to a “Class A Full Closure Quarantine Operation”.

Sources within Freedom Extension have confirmed that the platform’s services have been cut off from the surface, and that emergency separation charges were fired roughly two hours ago to sever the physical connection with the elevator’s base station, leaving it drifting in orbit.

We stand at the Abyss, drawing the Patterns of Fate - Casserina Leshrac, Savant, Sani Sabik.

Test Alliance Please Ignore
#3 - 2017-02-10 18:31:25 UTC
One does not sever an orbital elevator on a whim. This is a serious development.

http://youtu.be/YVkUvmDQ3HY

Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#4 - 2017-02-10 18:33:55 UTC
Considering that the tether alone coming down will do ridiculous amounts of damage to anything in its line of impact, I'd have to agree.

"At the end of it all, we have only what we've left in our wake to be remembered by." -Kyoko Ishikari, YC 95 - YC 117

#5 - 2017-02-10 18:34:55 UTC
Troubling . . . That's almost a million lives in the balance.

The outbreak on Oijanen will be much harder to isolate, I wonder how that will be handled.
#6 - 2017-02-10 18:35:07 UTC
“Class A Full Closure Quarantine Operation” that escalated quickly people will start jumping to conclusion, well they already did(Using the word starting with "K") after the last article. If it's that bad they can purge it with nuclear fire, but im no expert here.

CEO of Lanate Industries

Citizen of Solitude

Arataka Research Consortium
#7 - 2017-02-10 18:39:06 UTC
Someone has been either digging around where they shouldn't or else meddling with something that they shouldn't.

For the first time since I started the conversation, he looks me dead in the eye. In his gaze are steel jackhammers, quiet vengeance, a hundred thousand orbital bombs frozen in still life.

Mercenary Coalition
#8 - 2017-02-10 18:40:12 UTC
System itself remains utterly inactive and dull as far as capsuleer activity goes. It never fails to impress me that they are capable of hiding a habitat capable of housing damn near a million human beings and all that entails from even simple visual probes, not to mention the staggering array of sensor and scanning equipment on this vessel.

So, betting pool:

1. Bioweapon test or accidental release?
2. Simply a new naturally occurring bit of plague?
3. Kyonope. (Hint: It's never that)
4. Red herring. This is a distraction.
5. Interesting new STDs? (This is where my money's going. Singing genital warts that are hilariously off tune)
6. Alien Invasion
6b. Drifter STDs, see 5.
7. Someone docked a Svipul.
8. A goon was sighted in the constellation. Better safe than sorry.

Etc etc. Place your bets ladies and gentlemen.
M.A.D. Consortium
#9 - 2017-02-10 18:42:32 UTC
I suspect with the severing of the tether, the Republic may already be facing some sort of final solution. There is only so much re-entry can destroy.

If that is the plan.

Such elevators do tend to have emergency systems in case they are cut-off from the main tether's power supply. But how long before that fails. After all there are millions there. Millions that could die.

Does not the Republic have some sort of evacuation solution for those not infected?

We stand at the Abyss, drawing the Patterns of Fate - Casserina Leshrac, Savant, Sani Sabik.

Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#10 - 2017-02-10 18:47:46 UTC
Mizhara Del'thul wrote:
System itself remains utterly inactive and dull as far as capsuleer activity goes. It never fails to impress me that they are capable of hiding a habitat capable of housing damn near a million human beings and all that entails from even simple visual probes, not to mention the staggering array of sensor and scanning equipment on this vessel.

So, betting pool:

1. Bioweapon test or accidental release?
2. Simply a new naturally occurring bit of plague?
3. Kyonope. (Hint: It's never that)
4. Red herring. This is a distraction.
5. Interesting new STDs? (This is where my money's going. Singing genital warts that are hilariously off tune)
6. Alien Invasion
6b. Drifter STDs, see 5.
7. Someone docked a Svipul.
8. A goon was sighted in the constellation. Better safe than sorry.

Etc etc. Place your bets ladies and gentlemen.


While I understand the reasoning behind wanting to throw humour on a dark and worrisome situation, this seems a bit inappropriate.

There are about a million people's lives at risk here. It's not funny.

Chief Financial Officer, Head Diplomat

I-RED GalNet Site

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M.A.D. Consortium
#11 - 2017-02-10 18:50:59 UTC
Mizhara Del'thul wrote:
System itself remains utterly inactive and dull as far as capsuleer activity goes. It never fails to impress me that they are capable of hiding a habitat capable of housing damn near a million human beings and all that entails from even simple visual probes, not to mention the staggering array of sensor and scanning equipment on this vessel.


But it has us all very interested in exactly what is going on over there.

Miz the elevator, now untethered may be at low power mode to conserve energy.

Plus the Republic hasn't been free with their telemetry regarding the elevator's orbit around the planet (if that is the case).

We stand at the Abyss, drawing the Patterns of Fate - Casserina Leshrac, Savant, Sani Sabik.

Mercenary Coalition
#12 - 2017-02-10 18:54:54 UTC  |  Edited by: Mizhara Del'thul
@Juli:Countless trillions of lives are at stake at any given moment. Quite a few of them at the mercy of capsuleers. If lives being at stake means that humor, dark or light, is unacceptable then New Eden will never hear another joke or laughter ever again.

If CONCORD, DED and our respective nations ever lets us actually contribute to solving these problems or helping all these people I'll square my shoulders and pitch in but until then my options are limited to apathy, humor, overly dramatic weeping or ignoring it.

I think I'll stick with resting in the glow of this gorgeous sky, watching the planet from as close an orbit as I can maintain without risking atmospheric entry and make a few jokes. That's about as much of a positive contribution the powers that be allows at this point.
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#13 - 2017-02-10 18:55:18 UTC
Persephone Alleile wrote:
Troubling . . . That's almost a million lives in the balance.

The outbreak on Oijanen will be much harder to isolate, I wonder how that will be handled.

If it's dangerous enough to warrant an orbital stranding? The obvious answer is one I'd rather not consider.

"At the end of it all, we have only what we've left in our wake to be remembered by." -Kyoko Ishikari, YC 95 - YC 117

Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#14 - 2017-02-10 19:05:02 UTC
Pieter Tuulinen wrote:
Someone has been either digging around where they shouldn't or else meddling with something that they shouldn't.

See, kirjuun, this is the sort of thing that gives me nightmares. Can't fight an enemy you don't know. That said, I think I'll book a shuttle, grab the battle rattle, and see if I can get a look at what the hell is going on down there. Not like I can't just ditch the clone, right?
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#15 - 2017-02-10 19:07:05 UTC
Mizhara Del'thul wrote:
@Juli:Countless trillions of lives are at stake at any given moment. Quite a few of them at the mercy of capsuleers. If lives being at stake means that humor, dark or light, is unacceptable then New Eden will never hear another joke or laughter ever again.

If CONCORD, DED and our respective nations ever lets us actually contribute to solving these problems or helping all these people I'll square my shoulders and pitch in but until then my options are limited to apathy, humor, overly dramatic weeping or ignoring it.

I think I'll stick with resting in the glow of this gorgeous sky, watching the planet from as close an orbit as I can maintain without risking atmospheric entry and make a few jokes. That's about as much of a positive contribution the powers that be allows at this point.


I understand your perspective, even if I don't agree with it; there are better places for humour rather than in situations such as these, in my opinion.

Regardless, your continuous efforts thus far with what has been happening, such as your scans, surveillance, etc., are admirable. Whatever information you've been able to gather, even if none, I'm sure will help in some manner or another.

Chief Financial Officer, Head Diplomat

I-RED GalNet Site

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((OOC: Journey to Purpose- Julianni's Character Blog, last updated 11.07))

Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#16 - 2017-02-10 19:08:22 UTC
Agiri Falken wrote:
See, kirjuun, this is the sort of thing that gives me nightmares. Can't fight an enemy you don't know. That said, I think I'll book a shuttle, grab the battle rattle, and see if I can get a look at what the hell is going on down there. Not like I can't just ditch the clone, right?


If you are coming to Oijanen, feel free to join the team here. I can send you coordinates.
Mercenary Coalition
#17 - 2017-02-10 19:10:40 UTC
Honestly doubt it. It'd seem our attentions are so far unwanted until our most prominent talents - including destruction on scales far beyond most baseliners - are wanted. If things go that far, I suspect we're looking at far worse than just under a million people in a can though.
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#18 - 2017-02-10 19:12:35 UTC
Emiri Aneozomi wrote:
Agiri Falken wrote:
See, kirjuun, this is the sort of thing that gives me nightmares. Can't fight an enemy you don't know. That said, I think I'll book a shuttle, grab the battle rattle, and see if I can get a look at what the hell is going on down there. Not like I can't just ditch the clone, right?


If you are coming to Oijanen, feel free to join the team here. I can send you coordinates.

Sounds like a plan. Might be able to get you your sample, if I can get there. Lowsec being the case, I might see about hitching a ride with anyone I know headed that way.
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#19 - 2017-02-10 19:15:23 UTC
Mizhara Del'thul wrote:
Honestly doubt it. It'd seem our attentions are so far unwanted until our most prominent talents - including destruction on scales far beyond most baseliners - are wanted. If things go that far, I suspect we're looking at far worse than just under a million people in a can though.

That's what worries me. The authorities waiting until that's all we CAN do, THEN asking for help.

"At the end of it all, we have only what we've left in our wake to be remembered by." -Kyoko Ishikari, YC 95 - YC 117

M.A.D. Consortium
#20 - 2017-02-10 19:51:57 UTC
Saya Ishikari wrote:
Mizhara Del'thul wrote:
Honestly doubt it. It'd seem our attentions are so far unwanted until our most prominent talents - including destruction on scales far beyond most baseliners - are wanted. If things go that far, I suspect we're looking at far worse than just under a million people in a can though.

That's what worries me. The authorities waiting until that's all we CAN do, THEN asking for help.


This becomes unacceptable with each passing hour. The elevator can be raise to better position (if it can be found). If needs be I will come and bring one my industrials to the thing up to a better position.

Batteries can be replaced and charged from the outside and we use drones to transport supplies to keep them alive longer.

ISK will not solve this situation.

We stand at the Abyss, drawing the Patterns of Fate - Casserina Leshrac, Savant, Sani Sabik.

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