Galactic News

  • March 25, 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:

    39 Tauri Interstellar

    LHS 1110 Patron's Principles

    Njundji Alliance

    Leschanatya Future

    Coalition of Bodedi

    League of Ch'i Lin Freedom Party

    Tatapai Empire Assembly

    Duduseklis Empire League

    Cordenet Group

    Egovi Dominion

    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:

    Labour of Ethgreze

    LP 811-17 Gold Energy Partners

    Kuwemargl Patrons of Law

    Thiin Gold Netcoms Interstellar

    Baraswar Crimson Vision Ltd

    Peng Dung Jet Creative Network

    United Nang Ta-khian Confederacy

    NLTT 8653 Empire Consulate

    Serrot Blue General Group

    Gilyadar Services

    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.

  • March 24, 3303
  • Galactic News: Perpetrators of Darnielle's Progress Heist Identified

    Three of the five individuals responsible for the recent theft of meta-alloys from Darnielle's Progress have been positively identified, following analysis of starport security footage. Remarkably, one of the perpetrators has been acknowledged as Commander Salomé, also known as Kahina Tijani Loren.

    Loren was sentenced to life imprisonment last year for the attempted murder of Admiral Denton Patreus, but when her convoy was destroyed en route to Koontz Asylum it was assumed she had been killed.

    Responding to the news, Imperial authorities promptly placed a galaxy-wide bounty on Salomé to the tune of 500,000 credits.

    Meanwhile, Princess Aisling Duval released a brief statement:

    "Commander Salomé is a disgraced senator and a convicted murderer. She incites violence wherever she goes, and in the interest of public safety she must be stopped. I urge all those loyal to the Empire to deliver justice to this criminal."

    Salomé's accomplices have been identified as former MetaDrive employee Raan Corsen – previously believed deceased – and former Junior Alliance operative Tsu Annabelle Singh. The Empire has placed sizable bounties on both individuals.

    Imperial military sources issued the following advice to those interested in pursuing these bounties:

    "These individuals should be considered armed and dangerous. Make no attempt to communicate with them. Shoot on sight. Visual evidence of a target's death will guarantee the relevant bounty."

    Salomé's current location is unknown, but she is believed to have fled the core systems.

  • 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

    Potriti Gold Mafia

    Zelano Systems

    Fusang Fortune Commodities

    Vanayequi Independents

    Eravate Life Services

    AG+21 1754 Citizen Party

    Eranin Peoples Party

    Purungurawn Purple Society

    United Hatmehit Revolutionary Party

    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

    Ross 754 Labour

    G 41-14 Purple Travel Solutions

    Kokary Holdings

    Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

    Limapa Blue State Commodities

    Lords of Ngaliba

    HIP 8593 Empire League

    Coquim Industry

    Kini Drug Empire

    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.

  • March 23, 3303
  • Community Goal: Restoring Order in Lidpar

    Authorities in the Lidpar 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 spreading discord.

    To counter this threat, the Union of Lidpar Green Party has placed a kill order on all wanted ships operating in the Lid system, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to Carlisle Station. In addition, the Union of Lidpar Green Party has promised to reward pilots who deliver battle weapons, reactive armour, and advanced medicines to Carlisle Station in the Lidpar system, to support local security forces.

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

  • Galactic News: Alectrona Imperial Society Operation Succeeds

    A spokesperson for the Alectrona Imperial Society has announced that its appeal for construction materials has reached a successful conclusion.

    Hundreds of independent pilots supported the operation, and the Alectrona Imperial Society will be able to begin construction of an outpost in the Andhrimi system at some point in the future.

    A spokesperson for the Alectrona Imperial Society thanked those who supported the operation. Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Yurchikhin Station in the Andhrimi system.

  • 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:

    Ruchbah Industry

    Laedla and Co

    Delphin Blue Federal PLC

    Union of Wolf 359 Labour

    Junga Interstellar

    Nuenets Corp.

    Marquis du HIP 110867

    CD-37 641 Empire Pact

    Fawaol Patrons of Law

    Barnard's Star Alliance

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

  • March 22, 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:

    Official Darkates Freedom Party

    HIP 8593 Empire League

    Kvenland Services

    Left Party of HIP 43845

    HIP 19773 Shared

    Ololos Drug Empire

    LTT 1349 Transport Industry

    Aonghus Co

    LHS 1387 Jet Mob

    Conservatives of HIP 41984

    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:

    Official Darkates Freedom Party

    Order of Ethgreze

    Zeessze Cla

    Kvenland Services

    HIP 5712 State Corp.

    Junga Patron's Principles

    FK5 2550 PLC

    Jamatia Central Corp.

    Green Party of Dulos

    Mooramoora Union Party

    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.

  • March 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:

    Bolotov Gateway, Arakwibut

    Bowell Port, Itzamnets

    Cardano Port, Jormor

    Cayley Landing, Atroan

    Eckford Prospect, Naitis

    Gaffney Dock, HIP 16538

    Grego Reach, Pentin

    Schilling Dock, Huaich

    Schwann Hub, Wikanawal

    Smith Port, HIP 106072

    Yeliseyev Beacon, Nican

    The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

    Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

    Amnuel Dock, Kwiamoni

    Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl

    Ford Dock, Naitis

    Hillary Silo, HR 8474

    Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

    Melvin Hub, GD 1192

    Priest Survey, HIP 19147

    Saberhagen Ring, Devata Baru

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

    Hermite Dock, Fan Cechehe

    Macgregor Orbital, Kakmbutan

  • 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:

    Zaragas Energy Corp.

    Liaedin Mafia

    WISE 0855-0714 Gold Gang

    Opala Power Commodities

    Lokitaka Mu Silver Universal Net

    Monoto Worker's Party

    Chick Ek Partnership

    Afli Patron's Principles

    G 180-18 Jet Society

    Alliance of HIP 13269

    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:

    Kini Drug Empire

    Delta Pavonis Vision Services

    Xihe Purple Brothers

    Segoveduwa Empire Party

    Nationalists of Aulin

    Aulin Focus

    HIP 111755 Commodities

    Nationals of Algreit

    Yenistani Commodities

    Saisiyat Patron's Principles

    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.

  • March 20, 3303
  • Galactic News: Distress Call Received from Col 70 Sector

    Recent reports indicate that a garbled distress call from somewhere in the Col 70 sector has been received. The news has been met with surprise from some quarters, given that permit restrictions have made the sector relatively inaccessible.

    "We're not sure what to make of it," said Perry Hussein, a member of the Federal intelligence community, "but it was definitely a distress call and the ship that sent it appears to have been destroyed. The telemetry indicates it was an older vessel, perhaps Cobra class."

  • 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:

    Social Zaragas Independents

    Brani Federal Holdings

    New 31 Aquilae Green Party

    G 41-14 Purple Travel Solutions

    Ruchbah Industry

    Kokary Holdings

    Eravate Network

    Brotherhood of LP 98-132

    Zeessze Clan

    Delphin Blue Federal PLC

    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:

    Coalition of Ngaliba

    Autocracy of Phi Gruis

    Partnership of LHS 2819

    League of Ross 1015

    Atroan Gold Gang

    Huaich Independents

    Liberate Ceos

    G 239-25 Alliance

    People's Perendi Future

    Wirangu Life Co

    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.

  • March 16, 3303
  • Galactic News: Construction Appeal Concludes

    A spokesperson for the Military Militia has extended its gratitude to those who supported its recent appeal for construction materials. In a statement, the spokesperson said:

    "Thanks to the galactic community, we are now in a position to start work on the Soldiers' Respite installation."

    Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Pellegrino Hub in the XI-2 Lupi system.

  • Community Goal: Alectrona Imperial Society Issues Appeal

    The Empire has announced plans to construct an outpost in the Andhrimi system, and has placed an open order for materials for use in the construction.

    The Alectrona Imperial Society has been authorised to coordinate the campaign, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver building fabricators, energy grid assemblies and lithium to Yurchikhin Station in the Andhrimi system.

    After learning of the Empire's plans to gain a foothold in the Andhrimi system, the Federation intends to undermine the operation by targeting Alectrona Imperial Society ships.

    The rival campaigns begin on the 16th of March 3303 and will run for one week. If either organisation achieves its aims earlier than planned, the operations will end immediately.

  • Galactic News: Loren's Legion Appeal Concludes

    Ambassador Cuthrick Delaney, steward of the Prism system, has announced that the Loren's Legion appeal for Tantalum has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Hundreds of independent pilots responded to the appeal, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Hiram's Anchorage, the organisation's base of operations.

    In a statement, Delaney said:

    "Loren's Legion would like to extend its gratitude to all the Commanders who rallied to our call. Our immediate economic issues have been addressed, thanks to your efforts."

    Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Hiram's Anchorage in the Prism system.

  • 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:

    Green Party of HIP 103138

    Junga Interstellar

    39 Tauri Interstellar

    Delta Pavonis Vision Services

    Momotaro Silver State PLC

    Velingai Comms Corporation

    Branglal PLC

    New BD+23 3151 Revolutionary Party

    Durius Dominion

    Heike Co

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

  • March 15, 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:

    Official Darkates Freedom Party

    League of Villae

    HIP 8593 Empire League

    Left Party of HIP 43845

    Liberty Party of Zeessze

    HIP 19773 Shared

    Ololos Drug Empire

    Aonghus Co

    39 Tauri Cartel

    Conservatives of HIP 41984

    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:

    G 41-14 Purple Travel Solutions

    Zeessze Clan

    Kvenland Services

    HIP 5712 State Corp.

    Junga Patron's Principles

    Bureau of HIP 1914 Focus

    FK5 2550 PLC

    Aonghus Co

    Mooramoora Union Party

    Hajon Industries

    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.

  • March 14, 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:

    Bethe Station, Muracing

    Bowell Port, Itzamnets

    Eckford Prospect, Naitis

    Finney Ring, Jitabos

    Ford Dock, Naitis

    Frick Base, Naurung

    Gaffney Dock, HIP 16538

    Grego Reach, Pentin

    Schwann Hub, Wikanawal

    Yeliseyev Beacon, Nican

    The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

    Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

    Amnuel Dock, Kwiamoni

    Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl

    Hillary Silo, HR 8474

    Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

    Melvin Hub, GD 1192

    Priest Survey, HIP 19147

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

    Bolotov Gateway, Arakwibut

    Bowell Port, Itzamnets

    Cardano Port, Jormor

    Cayley Landing, Atroan

    Gabriel Enterprise, Harma

    Saberhagen Ring, Devata Baru

    Schilling Dock, Huaich

    Smith Port, HIP 106072

  • 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:

    Ngaliba Blue Camorra

    Brotherhood of LP 98-132

    Liaedin Mafia

    Traditional Auste Dominion

    Apoyota Domain

    Gliese 868 Services

    Quator Ring

    Union of Sowiio Green Party

    Independents of Tau Ceti

    United Wat Yu Confederacy

    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:

    Potriti Gold Mafia

    Social Freng Independents

    i Bootis Central Limited

    NLTT 7789 Exchange

    Partnership of LHS 417

    Lokitaka Mu Silver Universal Net

    Anali Ltd

    Kapurri Universal PLC

    Cordenet Group

    People's Bactondinks Future

    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.