Galactic News

  • February 25, 3303
  • Galactic News: Asteroid Destroyed in HIP 16497

    Earlier this week, automated stellar probes in the HIP 16497 system picked up an unusual heat signature. Local explorers promptly launched an investigation, only to discover that an asteroid had inexplicably disappeared from the system.

    "It's most peculiar," said Kate Panamen of the Mars High Astrocartography Institute. "Given the asteroid's orbit, it shouldn't have come into contact with anything in the system for aeons. Nevertheless, the investigators found an expanding cloud of dust in the asteroid's supposed location. We're at a loss to explain how it could have been destroyed."

    Both Federal and Imperial sources denied rumours that the destruction of the asteroid was a result of experimental weapon testing.

  • Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

    This report presents the latest data on expansion and withdrawal among the galaxy's minor factions.

    Here are the latest factions to have expanded into new systems:

    HIP 8593 Empire League

    V886 Centauri Future

    Liberals of Delta Pavonis

    Zeus Bureau

    Kuwemargl Patrons of Law

    Labour of Kalads

    Ciboney Empire Consulate

    Cordenet Group

    Defence Force of HR 8793

    Yhele Empire Party

    Expansions occur when a minor faction reaches a sufficient level of influence and there is a populated system within striking distance. Expansion is costly, so when a faction expands, the wealth and development level of the system it controls are temporarily reduced.

    Here are the latest factions in withdrawal:

    Colanja Gold Power Services

    Limapa Blue State Commodities

    Official Darkates Freedom Party

    The Pilots Federation

    Iptera Allied Corp.

    Natural LP 811-17 Conservatives

    Heike Co

    Autocracy of Phi Gruis

    Partnership of LHS 2819

    HIP 13269 Silver Drug Empire

    Factions are considered to be in withdrawal if their level of influence within a system drops below a certain level. If the faction's influence remains low for a total of five days, the faction must leave the system entirely. If the faction manages to increase its level of influence, it remains in the system.

  • February 24, 3303
  • Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

    This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

    Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

    Vanayequi Independents

    New 31 Aquilae Green Party

    Chamunda Crimson Gang

    Fusang Fortune Commodities

    LTT 377 Purple General Corp.

    Liberty Party of Zeessze

    Ross 754 Universal and Co

    Luyten's Star Co

    Luyten 674-15 Industries

    Alpha Centauri Gold Brotherhood

    Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

    Here are the latest factions to experience war:

    Limapa Blue State Commodities

    Coalition of Ngaliba

    Lords of Ngaliba

    Potriti Gold Mafia

    Coquim Industry

    Yakabugai Exchange

    Laedla and Co

    Kokary Liberals

    Liberty Party of LP 751-1

    Independents of Mildeptu

    Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

  • Galactic News: Theft at Darnielle's Progress

    A carefully orchestrated heist, involving the theft of a large quantity of meta-alloys, has taken place at Darnielle's Progress in the Maia system.

    Security personnel at the starport confirmed that an unidentified Cobra-class vessel was involved in the robbery. After the ship docked at the starport, the pilot and four other passengers disembarked before the ship was serviced and refuelled.

    Later, the pilot requisitioned the largest available quota of meta-alloys, whereupon the automated units inexplicably loaded it to maximum capacity. The Cobra immediately departed, breaking speed limits and ignoring hails.

    Attempts were made to track the ship, but no trace of it was found.

    Investigations are ongoing. Pilots are asked to report any sightings of a Cobra with the callsign 'LMC'.

  • February 23, 3303
  • Galactic News: United Sutekh Future Operation Succeeds

    A spokesperson for United Sutekh Future has announced that the organisation has triumphed over the Adad Exchange in the Sutekh system.

    The conflict began when the Adad Exchange attempted to plunder the remains of a Federal convoy for sensitive military intelligence. When United Sutekh Future learned of the plan, it launched an offensive against the Adad Exchange, eager to prevent the intelligence from falling into enemy hands.

    Both campaigns received the support of hundreds of independent pilots, but ultimately it was United Sutekh Future that emerged victorious. A spokesperson for the organisation thanked those who supported its operation.

    Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Archemides Gateway in the Sutekh system.

  • Community Goal: The Rahu Operation

    An Alliance spokesperson has announced that a Naval convoy has been attacked in the Rahu system. The spokesperson also confirmed that criminals have begun targeting the convoy with the intention of taking escape pods from the wreckage. They went on to say:

    "These criminals have just one aim: to abduct Alliance personnel and sell them into illegal slavery. We cannot allow these vile opportunists to take our comrades captive."

    "We are therefore asking pilots to recover escape pods from the wreckage and deliver them to Acharya Station in Rahu. We have also placed a kill order on all wanted ships operating in the system, in support of the rescue operation."

    The campaign begins on the 23rd of February 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

  • Freelance Report: Buckyball Racing Club has Tunnel Vision

    After a relatively quiet start to the year, the Buckyball Racing Club is back with its first full-length race of 3303: Tunnel Vision.

    The race, which is between Leopold Heckmann Ring in the Malaikudi system and Evans Port in Parutis, requires competitors to navigate a series of tunnels at various scientific and military installations en route. Bonuses will be awarded depending on ship size, meaning some very large ships will be squeezed through some very tight spaces.

    The Buckyball Racing Club refused to address rumours that the race will use Federal and Imperial capital ship docks as gates.

    The event starts on Saturday the 25th of February and will run until Monday the 6th of March.

    Alec Turner

  • Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

    This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

    Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

    Union of Wolf 359 Labour

    Green Party of HIP 103138

    United LHS 3479 Green Party

    Crimson State Group

    Eranin Peoples Party

    Modgud Commodities

    Independent NLTT 49528 Left Party

    i Bootis Democrats

    Social Bakaduninka Future

    League of HIP 3142

    Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

  • February 22, 3303
  • Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

    This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

    Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

    Avan Labour Union

    Green Party of HIP 103138

    HIP 105577 One

    Kvenland Services

    Bubii Rats

    Leaders of BD-08 2963

    Cuicatec Gold Power Co

    HIP 105639 Party

    Sokat Values Party

    Parhul Silver Electronics Hldgs

    When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

    Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

    HIP 73428 Exchange

    Bodb Den Advanced Network

    Green Party of Dulos

    LHS 1387 Jet Mob

    Mooramoora Union Party

    Aonghus Co

    Hajon Industries

    Totegafook Posse

    Co-operative of HIP 49102

    Progressive Party of Ross 210

    When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

  • Powerplay: Incoming Update

    At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

  • February 21, 3303
  • Galactic News: Starport Status Update

    This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

    The following starports are currently closed:

    Elder Works, Ross 154

    Frick Base, Naurung

    Gaffney Dock, HIP 16538

    Haisheng Orbital, HR 8474

    White Orbital, Aiabiko

    Yeliseyev Beacon, Nican

    The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

    Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

    Amnuel Dock, Kwiamoni

    Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl

    Cayley Landing, Atroan

    Hillary Silo, HR 8474

    i Sola Prospect, Brestla

    Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

    Melvin Hub, GD 1192

    Priest Survey, HIP 19147

    Meanwhile, the following starports are on the brink of closure:

    Pentin, Grego Reach

    Yoruba, Apt Orbital

  • Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

    This report presents the latest data on the security status of the galaxy's minor factions.

    Here are the latest factions to experience a lockdown:

    Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

    LHS 1387 Jet Mob

    WISE 0855-0714 Gold Gang

    Zeus Bureau

    Oho Bajo Public Holdings

    Segoveduwa Empire Party

    Nationalists of Aulin

    Nationals of Themiscrya

    Nang Ta-khian Public Co

    Opala Power Commodities

    When a faction experiences a lockdown, the security rating of the system it controls temporarily increases and the system's wealth temporarily decreases. Bounty hunting activity can shorten the lockdown period.

    Here are the latest factions to experience civil unrest:

    Kokary Holdings

    Uru Federal Interstellar

    Vanayequi Independents

    Revolutionary Heheng Future

    Natural LP 811-17 Conservatives

    Ross 490 Mafia

    Independents of LHS 3262

    Mob of Nantariates

    United Wat Yu Confederacy

    Nationalists of Aulin

    Civil unrest is the result of illegal activity. When a faction is affected by civil unrest, the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases, as does the system's wealth. Combat missions and activities can bring civil unrest to an end.

  • February 20, 3303
  • Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

    This report presents the latest data on the economic health of the galaxy's minor factions.

    Here are the latest factions to experience an economic boom:

    Colanja Gold Power Services

    Limapa Blue State Commodities

    Uru Federal Interstellar

    Avan Labour Union

    Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

    Union of Wolf 359 Labour

    Potriti Gold Mafia

    Cemiess Commodities

    Orrere Ring

    Eravate Network

    Boom is usually the result of consistent trade profit and completed trade contracts. When a faction experiences a boom, the wealth of the system it controls temporarily increases and trade missions completed in the system have double the effect on influence. The faction's influence may also increase. Booms typically last until they naturally expire.

    Here are the latest factions to experience an economic bust:

    Brotherhood of LP 98-132

    Ngaliba Blue Camorra

    Lords of Ngaliba

    Chamunda Crimson Gang

    i Bootis Central Limited

    Partnership of LHS 2819

    Family of Parun

    HIP 6758 Posse

    Orishpucho Jet Hand Gang

    Chau Yu Gold Clan

    When a faction experiences a bust, the wealth of the system it controls is temporarily reduced and the faction's influence is temporarily diminished. Trade actions do not contribute to boom while a bust is active. A bust typically has to run its course before ending.

  • February 18, 3303
  • Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

    This report presents the latest data on expansion and withdrawal among the galaxy's minor factions.

    Here are the latest factions to have expanded into new systems:

    G 41-14 Purple Travel Solutions

    Annarr Dynamic Corp.

    Kikians Purple Vision PLC

    Betel Free

    Jaques

    Tian Xian Inc

    Labour of Kalads

    Movement for Oduwaid Fo Labour

    Martio Imperial Society

    Djinaura Brotherhood

    Expansions occur when a minor faction reaches a sufficient level of influence and there is a populated system within striking distance. Expansion is costly, so when a faction expands, the wealth and development level of the system it controls are temporarily reduced.

    Here are the latest factions in withdrawal:

    Kokary Liberals

    GCRV 4654 State Interstellar

    Labour of Ethgreze

    Revolutionary Heheng Future

    39 Tauri Interstellar

    Labour of Geras

    Inupiates Patrons of Law

    HR 8170 Brotherhood

    HIP 113100 Imperial Society

    LHS 3598 Transport Group

    Factions are considered to be in withdrawal if their level of influence within a system drops below a certain level. If the faction's influence remains low for a total of five days, the faction must leave the system entirely. If the faction manages to increase its level of influence, it remains in the system.

  • February 17, 3303
  • Galactic News: Speculation over MetaDrive Technology

    Audit records from the MetaDrive Inc., acquired by the Sirius Corporation last year, have been leaked into public data silos by persons unknown.

    While the majority of the data is unremarkable, one record mentions 'wake suppression', prompting some commentators to speculate on a possible connection to MetaDrive's work on hyperdrive systems.

    A spokesperson for the Sirius Corporation responded by saying:

    "We do not typically comment on leaks of this nature, but we can certainly allay any fears that the Sirius Corporation is conducting experimental hyperdrive research. The document in question simply refers to research into sleep-management technology for long-haul travel."

  • Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

    This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

    Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

    New 31 Aquilae Green Party

    Zeessze Clan

    Ross 754 Universal and Co

    Fusang Fortune Commodities

    Vanayequi Independents

    Liberty Party of Zeessze

    Alpha Centauri Gold Brotherhood

    Gliese 868 Services

    Luyten 674-15 Industries

    Aymifa Resistance

    Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

    Here are the latest factions to experience war:

    Colanja Gold Power Services

    Official Darkates Freedom Party

    Order of Ethgreze

    Coalition of Ngaliba

    Laedla and Co

    The Pilots Federation

    Nuenets Corp.

    Independents of Mildeptu

    HR 3954 Crew

    People's Changthini for Equality

    Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

  • February 16, 3303
  • Galactic News: Peacock Patrons of Law Appeal Concludes

    A spokesperson for the Peacock Patrons of Law has announced that their appeal for robotics, ion distributors and emergency power cells has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Phillips Dock, the organisation's base of operations.

    The Peacock Patrons of Law have extended their gratitude to those who supported the campaign.

    Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Phillips Dock in the Peacock system.

  • Galactic News: Valentine's Day Appeal Ends

    The Vestani Conservatives have announced that their Valentine's Day appeal received the enthusiastic support of the galactic community, with hundreds of pilots taking to their ships to transport commodities to Rose Terminal in the Vestani system.

    A spokesperson for the organisation released a brief statement:

    "We are delighted with the response, and would like to thank the galactic community for helping us make this Valentine's Day particularly special."

    Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Rose Terminal in the Vestani system.

  • Community Goal: Upheaval in Sutekh

    Recent reports indicate that a Federal convoy has been destroyed in the Sutekh system. It is not yet clear who is responsible for the attack, but security agencies based in Sutekh have tentatively identified the Adad Exchange, an Imperial faction.

    The Adad Exchange is also understood to have launched an operation to recover military intelligence from the wreckage. The Federation has responded with a counter-operation designed to prevent the intelligence from falling into Imperial hands. The United Sutekh Future has been authorised to coordinate the campaign.

    Both factions have appealed to the galactic community for support, promising to reward pilots who support their operations. The campaigns begin on the 16th of February 3303 and will run for one week. If either side achieves its aims earlier than planned, the campaigns will end immediately.

  • Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

    This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

    Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

    Limapa Blue State Commodities

    Delphin Blue Federal PLC

    HIP 8593 Empire League

    Sol Workers' Party

    Zeaex Flag

    V886 Centauri Future

    Liberals of Delta Pavonis

    Marquis du HIP 110867

    Nahua Citizens' Forum

    Gitxsan Limited

    Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.