martedì 26 luglio 2016

 
The longest game
 
Kolon is a largely widespread game on this side of Laniakea. In this galaxy of yours, the tournaments on Betelgeuse and the qualifications on Zeta Reticuli are especially renowned. Still, one of the weirdest and most famous games in the Milky Way started in 407.9 on Hiknar 4, the well-known giant dwarf planet in the Hak system (you humans would call it Hbr.681.D).
In spite of being small, poor and peripheral, almost entirely ignored by trade routes, the Hak System is right in the middle between the space territories of two civilization who had been at war for many Galactic Years, the Ish-na-mèh Empire and the theocratic monarchy of Brok.
The Galactic Council for the Resolution of Conflicts tried many times to end the controversy with several regulations, but with poor results. The extremely hierarchic nature of the two civilization made of them two perfect enemies, embodied by the highest leaders of the two races, Emperor Sharta and Patriarch Krob. Traditionally for both races, the highest leader had to be on the front line during fights, as such, from the beginning of the war, an average of three emperors and patriarchs had succeeded on the thrones of the two powers every Devovlian year (a Devlovian year = about a week on Earth).
So, in 407.9, the Galactic Council for the Resolution of Conflicts made a last attempt to pacify the two small superpowers by bringing Kolon to their relevant homeworlds. At first many members were skeptical, they though that causing the extinction of one of the civilization at random and let things be was easier, but the Council preferred doing the other way.
Thus the game between Emperor Sharta and Patriarch Krob was planned on Hiknar 4. Being this a game for the resolution of an interstellar conflict, there were no time limits and fairly open victory conditions; the victory would be assigned either for the complete elimination of the opponent or the complete possession of Mineral Koins (32 Koins).
The two high leaders had trained for long Devlovian years as Great Admirals in their respective worlds.
Sharta, shining in his black velvet shorts adorned with precious gems, and Krob, swaying in his ocular salted miniskirt, sat in the Orbit at the same time (so as not to offend any of the two superpowers) in the utmost silence of the colossal room, cloaked in shadows to the horizon.
On each side, behind each leader, their relevant peoples where lined up, starting with the highest rank, then the government, the priest, the armies with their generals, and finally the commoners of each faction.
Everyone was expecting a clash of titans, and surely a long and engaging game of Kolon, yet someone started betting that it would not last long at all..
Both BroK’s and Ish-na-mèh’s systems are mostly made up of giant dwarf planets, and there is a way of saying both peoples use in their own version. Ish-na-mèhs use to say, "To make a little thing it takes making a big thing", while Brok theosophists say, "To make a big thing it takes making a little thing."
Whichever the point of view, Hiknar 4 affair is listed by the Galactic Council for the Resolution of Conflicts as one of the best successes in the reconciliation of conflicts by means of the psychosocial recreational tool "Kolon" applied to the development of primitive races of the galaxy to make them friends.

From 4 million Earth years (you were not there yet) the Galactic Lottery of Hiknar 4 has been deemed the one with the highest prize money on this side of Laniakea (it has been assessed as 42 x 10 raised to 120 Energy!). The two leaders have been playing on that planet for four million and a half years, and Emperor Sharta and Patriarch Krob are still in office, their artificially-extended lives goes on inside two computers. By now the war lost any sense for their respective races, who in the meantime have mingled and merged together in peace, becoming what is currently known as the Great Happy People of the Ish-naBrok Bookmakers.
Even though they are Happy, they are still fraudulent bookmakers, so I do not advise getting in trade with them.

P.S.: Technically, Hiknar 4 Lottery is still open and you could place your bet. Even though the territorial limits depending on the ancient conflict between Ish-na-mèh and Brok are no longer considered valid (the option "complete extinction of the Great Happy People of the Ish-naBrok Bookmakers in case of victory” is being discussed by the Galactic Council for the Resolution of Conflicts), you could still find yourself owning 42 x 10 raised to 120 Energy! And since this sum is actually higher than the whole content of this universe, you would be in fact the sole proprietor of this Universe more a fraction of the next one!
(N.B. in this regard, the Galactic Council ruled that the Lottery is valid anyway and the prize could be awarded in the next quarter of a million of Earth years. It seems that Patriarch Brok recently started mortaring, it might be a good time to buy a ticket of Hiknar 4 Lottery! be quick!

Barold the beech, Caspertiens Monastery of Madla-11, 8052 Madla
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giovedì 16 giugno 2016

"There's nothing better than a good Livorno-style drull after a hard day in the mines!"
Anonymous Miners - Koinkava42
Earth orbits in a slightly disgraced area of the Galaxy. 

One of the few systems worth mentioning in that area is Koinkava42. 
Unfortunately, you too know it already, 
you call it HD 6983, or even 285-G.Puppis, about 41 light
years from you. Nothing exciting except for one of the few asteroid caves
worth mentioning in your neighborhood (and not even that worth).
On 285
Puppis, as in any mining system, there is a big bustle of miners, from several
different confessions. "Each for himself, Zarquan for all" (as the Anonymous
Miners say). If you happen to pass by 285 Puppis, aside from looting
precious Mineral Koins, don’t forget to taste the Livorno-style drull in the
orbital restaurants of Brogodan (285 Puppis d).
(On the other hand, I
strongly suggest avoiding the casino in the system, managed by the Happy
Bookmakers Ish-naBrok)

Kommodore ReK, Betelgeuse


La Terra orbita in una zona un pochino disgraziata della Galassia, 
uno dei pochi sistemi degni di nota in quella zona è quello di Koinkava42, 
purtroppo anche voi lo conoscete già, lo chiamate 
HD 6983, oppure anche 285-G.Puppis, a circa 41 anni luce da voi. 
Nulla di entusiasmante se non una delle poche cave di Asteroidi degna di nota nei vostri dintorni. (Nemmeno tanto degna).
Su 285 Puppis Come tutti i sistemi minerari è un gran traffico di minatori di un sacco di confessioni diverse, "Ogniuno per se, Zarquan per tutti" (come dicono i Minatori Anonimi). 
se vi trovate a passare per 
285 Puppis, oltre a far bottino di ricchi Koins Minerale, non dimenticate di assaggiare il drullo alla Livornese che fanno sui ristoranti orbitali di Brogodan (285 Puppis d).
(vi sconsiglio vivamente ,invece, i casinò del sistema 
che sono gestiti dagli alibratori felici Ish-naBrok)

Kommodoro ReK, Betelgeuse

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mercoledì 8 giugno 2016


Solar Sys pvt Komm. Sens. #0.1, 016.09.06
Life in the Confederation of Autonomous Miners 
is never easy.

Although confederate, we only mind about our own cargo, that is never enough. Employed by Governments , Multinationals, rogue Armies, independent kolonies, it makes no difference to the Autonomous Miners. All matter in space can be stocked and resold; rocky planets, asteroid belts, whole planetary systems. In some spaceports they even say someone was able to gather degenerate matter, but those are just rumors! What matters is that the cargo is paid the agreed price. You might became rich enough to buy whole planets, but a true Autonomous Miner lives in space, endlessly looking for the most precious and profitable load.

I don’t complain. I have a 4-tonnage Interstellar Ship all of my own, all shiny and with its cargo holds full of Mineral Koins, and a faithful and hard-working crew, each with his vices and weirdness, but you just don’t investigate about the past of your crew.

Recently the Friendship Program included Earth, the third planet in the Sol System, a star in the near outskirts of the Meringue galaxy, according to Kalvokian nomenclature. I’ve never been in that sector, even though my great-grandfather was from Earth.

Anyway, the opening of a new trading route is always a profitable business for the early birds. You could hoard the exclusive on animal and vegetal species, maybe even some new weird metal alloy. But most of all there is a new, virgin market to be flooded with technology, synthetic proteins, social systems and ready-to-go legislation. And who’s to say you couldn’t find a new, unknown wormhole... Ten Kalvokian standard years of right of passage and you’re settled for life... maybe even with a couple of integral regenerations.

Fourteen hours to destination, let’s just hope there won’t be the usual Kommodores with their noses in the air. Mining is not a problem, but having to fight for resources with bordkannons is never nice...
  
Admiral Drogo Diugenus
7014.42 -Mizar XII,
Lacuna of Oort 7


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domenica 15 maggio 2016


Komandanti, Ammiragli, Piloti e Mozzi:
Kolon purtroppo, come il programma Amicizia, sono progetti pacifici nei confronti degli esseri umani della Terra.
Pertanto necessitano di tempo.
 D'altronde le nostre risorse di quello che chiamate denaro sono davvero esigue e la qualità del prodotto che presentiamo è di primissima categoria. 
Consegue che dobbiamo ampliare la dimensione temporale purtroppo.
 Per noi è stato un grande sforzo affrontare, oltre allo sviluppo del gioco durato milioni di anni Kalvokiani, anche il lancio ed il primo atterraggio a Modena (Italia, Terra) per arrivare sul questo mercato planetario.

Oggi purtroppo i nostri mezzi sono rimasti gli stessi. :°(

Ci stiamo avvalorando dell'aiuto delle migliori menti su questo pianeta ma francamente non è molto e dovremmo ricorrere a risorse extraterrestri per portare ancora alla ribalta planetaria Kolon il gioco di nuova generazione del millennio.
Rispetto a due mesi fa il numero di Piloti e Ammiragli si è moltiplicato e sempre piu Terrestri vengono a conoscenza del progetto. Anche se dietro le quinte comunque Kolon continua a conquistare Mozzi e Piloti in diversi spazioporti della Terra. 
Oggi i Mozzi su questo pianeta superano le migliaia sebbene poche centinaia sono i Piloti che hanno preso parte ad almeno una partita terrestre. Tra questi crescono le prime legioni di Ammiragli Terrestri.

Se, anche come semplici Mozzi, volete aiutarci a far sbarcare sulla Terra il più entusiasmante gioco su questo lato di Laniakea. Potete condividere i nostri contenuti, parlare online della vostra esperienza di gioco, in particolare, se volete aiutarci, per ordinanza del Consiglio Galattico sarebbe utile che voi umani commentaste positivamente e condivideste i seguenti links:






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Con i sentiti ringraziamenti di tutte le specie senzienti evolute della Galassia,
un umano abbraccio a tutti coloro che ci hanno incontrato del terzo tipo,

Kommodoro ReK.
e l'Equipaggio tutto.

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