Galactic News

  • August 21, 3303
  • Community Goal: Total Eclipse

    The Kpelidoog Empire Assembly, an Imperial organisation based in the Kpelidoog system, has announced plans to build a new Wells-class Carrier to support astronomical research.

    In a statement, a spokesperson for the organisation said:

    "Many of the galaxy's scientific groups are currently focused on the Thargoids, but we think it's important to keep an eye the bigger picture. Once complete, this new ship will gather data on stellar bodies and unusual celestial phenomena."

    The Kpelidoog Empire Assembly has placed an open order for titanium, semiconductors and power generators for use in the construction, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Hipparchus Terminal in the Kpelidoog system.

    The spokesperson went on to say:

    "The success of this initiative depends largely on the support of the galactic community. That's why we've decided to incorporate the name of the pilot who makes the largest contribution into the name of the new vessel."

    The campaign begins on the 21st of August 3303 and will run until the 24th of August 3303. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

  • 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:

    Order of Ethgreze

    Brotherhood of LP 98-132

    Laedla and Co

    Liberty Party of Zeessze

    Green Party of HIP 103138

    Union of Wolf 359 Labour

    GCRV 4654 State Interstellar

    Zelano Systems

    Opila Ltd

    Chamunda Crimson Gang

    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:

    Kini Drug Empire

    LHS 3479 Interstellar

    WISE 0855-0714 Gold Gang

    Nationalists of Aulin

    BD-13 2439 Comms Systems

    Workers of Lalande 29917 Green Party

    Indines Commodities

    Lambda Hydri Industry

    Independents of 22 g Leonis

    Brothers of Abroin

    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.

  • August 19, 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:

    HIP 13269 Silver Drug Empire

    Partnership of Chankates

    HIP 80700 Jet Central PLC

    Democrats of HIP 57080

    G 139-50 Electronics Partners

    HIP 9473 Industries

    Progressive Party of Uracenufon

    Clayagro Interstellar

    LHS 3631 Network

    Friends of Fugeniez

    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:

    Order of Ethgreze

    Crimson State Group

    HIP 9610 Jet Legal Systems

    Gitxsan Limited

    Kuwemargl Patrons of Law

    Brotherhood of Caerete

    Begovans Industry

    Coalition of Bodedi

    HIP 113454 Crew

    Gyvata Indi Purple Syndicate

    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.

  • Galactic News: Federal Security Chief Liaising with Aegis

    Reports have surfaced that Admiral Aden Tanner, Chief of Federal Security and so-called ‘alien tsar’, is now liaising with Aegis, the inter-superpower initiative established to investigate the Thargoids.

    News of Admiral Tanner’s involvement has already prompted speculation that the cold war between the Empire and the Federation could be thawing. Contrasting voices have suggested that Tanner’s association could divert Aegis from its scientific agenda and set it on a more militaristic course.

    In the wake of this development, Admiral Tanner made the following statement:

    “It is my sincere pleasure to support Aegis in its mission and contribute to what I hope will be a new era of collaboration. I know there are those who have questioned my involvement with Aegis, but I can assure you that after forty years in the military, I am ready for some peace.”

    “Our current priorities are determining the scale of the Thargoids’ presence in human space and confirming their intentions regarding humanity. We have no concrete information to share with the galactic community at this time, however.”

  • 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:

    Coquim Industry

    Camorra of Waime

    LTT 1349 Transport Industry

    LHS 1387 Jet Mob

    HIP 105639 Party

    Luyten 674-15 Industries

    Mob of HIP 7106

    People's Islastyara Revolutionary Party

    Epsilon Phoenicis Forum

    New CD-61 6801 Flag

    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:

    Kokary Liberals

    Blue Dynamic Group

    Democrats of BD-02 4304

    i Bootis Democrats

    Branglal PLC

    Zeus Bureau

    New 31 Aquilae Green Party

    Limapa Blue State Commodities

    Orrere Ring

    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.

  • August 18, 3303
  • Galactic News: Alliance Campaign Concludes

    The Alliance has announced that its new research initiative has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Huge quantities of resources were delivered to Neville Horizons over the past week, allowing the Alliance to start constructing a range of instruments expressly designed to analyse Thargoid material. The campaign also received the support of hundreds of independent combat pilots, who took to their ships to protect the spaceways and defend the traders contributing to the initiative.

    As the campaign drew to a close, an Alliance spokesperson said:

    “With the aid of the galactic community, we are now in a position to embark on a detailed study of Thargoid technology and other material. I hasten to add, however, that analysis of this kind is a slow process. The public should not expect profound revelations in the immediate future! But rest assured that our scientists will be working tirelessly to deepen our understanding of the Thargoids.”

    Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Neville Horizons in the Kaushpoos system.

  • Community Goal: Restoring Order in Kaal

    Authorities in the Kaal system have reported a sharp increase in the number of criminals operating in the area. Reports indicate that the agitators are attacking pilots travelling in the system, disrupting trade and generally causing discord.

    To counter this threat, the Kuk Silver Fortune Company has placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to Vercors Station.

    The campaign begins on 17th of August 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

  • Community Goal: The Sigma Summit

    Secoya Emperor's Grace has been announced as the organiser of this year's Sigma Summit, a three-day conference for some of the Empire's most powerful individuals. Figures from the worlds of finance, politics and entertainment are expected to attend the event, which this year will be held in the Secoya system.

    The Summit is not without its detractors, with political commentator Sal Riley recently condemning it as "a grotesquely opulent and outmoded display of self-congratulation". Nevertheless, the number of influential figures in attendance has prompted suggestions that more policy making is concluded at the Summit than in the Senate.

    As the event approaches, Secoya Emperor's Grace has placed an open order for a range of luxury commodities, promising to reward pilots who delivering master chefs, Kamitra cigars and Sanuma decorative meat to Joy Port in the Secoya system.

    The campaign begins on the 17th of August 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign 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:

    Bodb Den Advanced Network

    Aymifa Resistance

    HIP 96289 Blue Major Inc

    Zhu Veddi State Limited

    Parhul Silver Electronics Hldgs

    Autocracy of Phi Gruis

    Ambivas Power Partners

    BD+07 4267 Gold General PLC

    LHS 3384 Progressive Party

    Nuenets Corp.

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

  • Galactic News: Federal Security Chief Liaising with Aegis

    Reports have surfaced that Admiral Aden Tanner, Chief of Federal Security and so-called ‘alien tsar’, is now liaising with Aegis, the inter-superpower initiative established to investigate the Thargoids.

    News of Admiral Tanner’s involvement has already prompted speculation that the cold war between the Empire and the Federation could be thawing. Contrasting voices have suggested that Tanner’s association could divert Aegis from its scientific agenda and set it on a more militaristic course.

    In the wake of this development, Admiral Tanner made the following statement:

    “It is my sincere pleasure to support Aegis in its mission and contribute to what I hope will be a new era of collaboration. I know there are those who have questioned my involvement with Aegis, but I can assure you that after forty years in the military, I am ready for some peace.”

    “Our current priorities are determining the scale of the Thargoids’ presence in human space and confirming their intentions regarding humanity. We have no concrete information to share with the galactic community at this time, however.”

  • 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:

    Coquim Industry

    Camorra of Waime

    LTT 1349 Transport Industry

    LHS 1387 Jet Mob

    HIP 105639 Party

    Luyten 674-15 Industries

    Mob of HIP 7106

    People's Islastyara Revolutionary Party

    Epsilon Phoenicis Forum

    New CD-61 6801 Flag

    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:

    Kokary Liberals

    Blue Dynamic Group

    Democrats of BD-02 4304

    i Bootis Democrats

    Branglal PLC

    Zeus Bureau

    New 31 Aquilae Green Party

    Limapa Blue State Commodities

    Orrere Ring

    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.

  • August 17, 3303
  • Galactic News: Alliance Campaign Concludes

    The Alliance has announced that its new research initiative has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Huge quantities of resources were delivered to Neville Horizons over the past week, allowing the Alliance to start constructing a range of instruments expressly designed to analyse Thargoid material. The campaign also received the support of hundreds of independent combat pilots, who took to their ships to protect the spaceways and defend the traders contributing to the initiative.

    As the campaign drew to a close, an Alliance spokesperson said:

    “With the aid of the galactic community, we are now in a position to embark on a detailed study of Thargoid technology and other material. I hasten to add, however, that analysis of this kind is a slow process. The public should not expect profound revelations in the immediate future! But rest assured that our scientists will be working tirelessly to deepen our understanding of the Thargoids.”

    Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Neville Horizons in the Kaushpoos system.

  • Community Goal: Restoring Order in Kaal

    Authorities in the Kaal system have reported a sharp increase in the number of criminals operating in the area. Reports indicate that the agitators are attacking pilots travelling in the system, disrupting trade and generally causing discord.

    To counter this threat, the Kuk Silver Fortune Company has placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to Vercors Station.

    The campaign begins on 17th of August 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

  • Community Goal: The Sigma Summit

    Secoya Emperor's Grace has been announced as the organiser of this year's Sigma Summit, a three-day conference for some of the Empire's most powerful individuals. Figures from the worlds of finance, politics and entertainment are expected to attend the event, which this year will be held in the Secoya system.

    The Summit is not without its detractors, with political commentator Sal Riley recently condemning it as "a grotesquely opulent and outmoded display of self-congratulation". Nevertheless, the number of influential figures in attendance has prompted suggestions that more policy making is concluded at the Summit than in the Senate.

    As the event approaches, Secoya Emperor's Grace has placed an open order for a range of luxury commodities, promising to reward pilots who delivering master chefs, Kamitra cigars and Sanuma decorative meat to Joy Port in the Secoya system.

    The campaign begins on the 17th of August 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign 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:

    Bodb Den Advanced Network

    Aymifa Resistance

    HIP 96289 Blue Major Inc

    Zhu Veddi State Limited

    Parhul Silver Electronics Hldgs

    Autocracy of Phi Gruis

    Ambivas Power Partners

    BD+07 4267 Gold General PLC

    LHS 3384 Progressive Party

    Nuenets Corp.

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

  • 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.

  • 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:

    Left Party of HIP 43845

    HIP 105577 One

    HIP 5712 State Corp.

    Kvenland Services

    HIP 19773 Shared

    Ololos Drug Empire

    HIP 15545 Public Network

    Marquis du HIP 110867

    HIP 9610 Jet Legal Systems

    Pi Pavonis Transport Corp.

    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:

    Kvenland Services

    HIP 10570 Constitution Party

    Allied FK5 2550 Autocracy

    Hatmehit Purple Crew

    Chukchair Fortune Group

    HIP 111486 First

    Aonghus Co

    Dulos Defence Party

    Hajon Industries

    Parhul Silver Electronics Hldgs

    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.

  • August 16, 3303
  • 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.

  • 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:

    Left Party of HIP 43845

    HIP 105577 One

    HIP 5712 State Corp.

    Kvenland Services

    HIP 19773 Shared

    Ololos Drug Empire

    HIP 15545 Public Network

    Marquis du HIP 110867

    HIP 9610 Jet Legal Systems

    Pi Pavonis Transport Corp.

    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:

    Kvenland Services

    HIP 10570 Constitution Party

    Allied FK5 2550 Autocracy

    Hatmehit Purple Crew

    Chukchair Fortune Group

    HIP 111486 First

    Aonghus Co

    Dulos Defence Party

    Hajon Industries

    Parhul Silver Electronics Hldgs

    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.

  • 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:

    Gehry Gateway, Checha