625 g Sr-90
The idealists in your societies are extremely disappointed. Simultaneous first contact with 10 sentient alien races initially caused quite a stir, but then years passed and nobody seemed to have anything to say. Why is there no cultural exchange? How could they all be so uninterested in delving into what has probably been the greatest scientific development in their history? These questions and others nag at the minds of your society’s thinkers. But it is not all darkness in the void; there have been bright spots. The Abo seem genuinely interested in making contact (perhaps too much contact) with the other species of Palomar 14. The Pog have presented the galaxy with a great riddle and the Shanashavii and Visaol seem to have taken a keen interest in one another.
312.5 g Sr-90
A major astronomical event has occurred. All observers witnessed an episode of intense gravitational lensing where none had been before. By compiling records from multiple observers separated by large distances your scientists have been able to determine the event was caused by something located in the vicinity of UX-87. Additionally, based on this location and the recorded times of observation from the various researchers it was possible to date the event at or about 563 g Sr-90.
156.25 g Sr-90
The Tripe have not been silent on the QEC so much as they spewed a more or less continuous stream of pop culture drivel that has been categorically deleted by your QEC administrators prior it ever having been brought to the attention of your leaders. The final QEC message from the Tripe, however, was sufficiently important that it has been paraphrased by your analysts for you to review:
“The Tripe civilization appears to have destroyed itself. Apparently a musical group that called itself “Inspirational Mythological Figure” was able to obtain a large quantity of funding from a company called Sexually Inexperienced Galactic to film a music video for their new song, titled “Gravitationally Significant Singularity,” in orbit around their star Tripotia. Too much money being in the hands or irresponsible corporate entities, a poor understanding of the physics they were dabbling with, and a disengaged populous all conspired to create an environment in which a calamitous disaster was essentially inevitable. These rock stars did indeed film the best music video of all time; however, the video, the rockers, and their entire civilization was destroyed some 10 minutes later when the supernova they triggered consumed the entire civilization."
The report from your administrators continues by suggesting that in the opinion of the analytics team this disaster, while unfortunate, is probably for the best.
[Fyi, This event did not occur near UX-87, these are independent occurrences]
78.13 g SR-90
A message came through the QEC from a Tripe cruise ship called the Soulward Bound. Apparently, it was filled with a group of wealthy novelists, their extended families, and various hangers-on and was located on the far fringes of Tripe space on a luxury “spirit quest” when the supernova occurred. They now say that they plan on making for Simic C and, if the mai tais don’t run out before they get there, they would like to split up and travel to the far flung reaches of the cluster to chronicle the people, places, and events of Palomar 14. Will any them up on their offer and welcome these homeless Tripe?