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  • September 27, 3304
  • Commodities Appeal Concludes

    The competing campaigns from technology companies Supratech and Herculean Machines have come to an end. Huge quantities of technological components were contributed to the initiatives, which will be used to support the manufacture of new personal computers.

    As the Supratech campaign drew to an end, company CEO Scorpio DeVorrow issued the following statement:

    “I can’t thank the galactic community enough for its support. We believe the Torc is something really special, and due to the support we’ve had we can begin manufacture at once.”

    His business rival Maddox Hurd, CEO of Herculean Machines, had this to say:

    “We’ve received an awe-inspiring response, proving that pilots everywhere want technology that can stand the test of time.”

    Pilots who contributed commodities to Supratech can collect their rewards from Roberts Port in the Fedmich system, while pilots who contributed commodities to Herculean Machines can collect their rewards from Cowper Dock in the Anima system.

  • Presidential Candidates on the Campaign Trail

    The three candidates for the Alliance presidency have spent much of the past week delivering their campaign messages.

    Incumbent president Gibson Kincaid, who seeks re-election, has demanded radical change to the constitution:

    “To occupy the same league as the other superpowers, we need a single ruler with overall control. I ask that you empower me to lead the Alliance into a new era of strength and unity. That is my vision.”

    An increase in commerce is the focus for entrepreneur Fazia Silva:

    “The current president is driven entirely by ego, as are all career politicians, but it’s money that makes the galaxy go round. Only by investing in trade and industry can the Alliance truly grow.”

    Councillor Elijah Beck has been critical of his rivals’ approach:

    “President Kincaid has little respect for our values, and Ms Silva wants to make it easier for her companies to increase profits. The Alliance deserves a president who puts the wellbeing of its people first, rather than their own selfish goals.”

    The new president of the Alliance will be announced in October.

  • September 25, 3304
  • Starport Status Update

    This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

    The following starports are currently closed:

    Bester Terminal, Jen Nik

    Black Station, Lausang

    Burton Vision, Dimocorna

    Cauchy Dock, Decht

    Klink Dock, Inino

    Mouchez Platform, Deacon's Star

    Pook Dock, HIP 35873

    Rennie Hub, Kupol Bumba

    Semeonis Hub, Nuwach

    Sinclair Colony, San Qin Gu

    Smith Landing, Amber

    Somerset Station, I Carinae

    Wingqvist Terminal, NLTT 57216

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

    Chomsky Terminal, San Tu

    Cowper Dock, Anima

    Margulies Dock, Cornengu

    Mars High, Sol

    PRE Research Base, HIP 17225

    Ramsay City, Anagori

    So-yeon Hub, Coma

    Strekalov Gateway, Ross 733

    Warren Prison Mine, Ross 128

  • September 24, 3304
  • Presidential Candidates on the Campaign Trail

    The three candidates for the Alliance presidency have spent much of the past week delivering their campaign messages.

    Incumbent president Gibson Kincaid, who seeks re-election, has demanded radical change to the constitution:

    “To occupy the same league as the other superpowers, we need a single ruler with overall control. I ask that you empower me to lead the Alliance into a new era of strength and unity. That is my vision.”

    An increase in commerce is the focus for entrepreneur Fazia Silva:

    “The current president is driven entirely by ego, as are all career politicians, but it’s money that makes the galaxy go round. Only by investing in trade and industry can the Alliance truly grow.”

    Councillor Elijah Beck has been critical of his rivals’ approach:

    “President Kincaid has little respect for our values, and Ms Silva wants to make it easier for her companies to increase profits. The Alliance deserves a president who puts the wellbeing of its people first, rather than their own selfish goals.”

    The new president of the Alliance will be announced in October.

  • Oktoberfest in Bhagui

    Citizens of the Bhagui system are attempting to resurrect the ancient Oktoberfest celebration, an annual event based on a centuries-old Earth tradition.

    The scale of the event is unprecedented, and local suppliers are reeling due to the weight of demand. Consequently, Mould Federal Mining Incorporated has volunteered to finance an emergency initiative that will supply the required resources.

    A spokesperson for the company issued the following statement:

    “This will be a party like no other, where people can come together to celebrate life, love and beer. We are honoured to play our part in supporting a festival such as this. Nothing is more important to us than helping our communities.”

    Mould Federal Mining Incorporated has placed an open order for animal meat, fish and beer, promising to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Leavitt Port in the Bhagui system. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure that those contributing to the initiative can do so safely.

    The campaign begins on the 27th of September 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

  • Commodities Appeal Concludes

    The competing campaigns from technology companies Supratech and Herculean Machines have come to an end. Huge quantities of technological components were contributed to the initiatives, which will be used to support the manufacture of new personal computers.

    As the Supratech campaign drew to an end, company CEO Scorpio DeVorrow issued the following statement:

    “I can’t thank the galactic community enough for its support. We believe the Torc is something really special, and due to the support we’ve had we can begin manufacture at once.”

    His business rival Maddox Hurd, CEO of Herculean Machines, had this to say:

    “We’ve received an awe-inspiring response, proving that pilots everywhere want technology that can stand the test of time.”

    Pilots who contributed commodities to Supratech can collect their rewards from Roberts Port in the Fedmich system, while pilots who contributed commodities to Herculean Machines can collect their rewards from Cowper Dock in the Anima system.

  • September 22, 3304
  • Starport Status Update

    This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

    The following starports are currently closed:

    Bester Terminal, Jen Nik

    Black Station, Lausang

    Burton Vision, Dimocorna

    Cauchy Dock, Decht

    Klink Dock, Inino

    Mouchez Platform, Deacon's Star

    Pook Dock, HIP 35873

    Rennie Hub, Kupol Bumba

    Semeonis Hub, Nuwach

    Sinclair Colony, San Qin Gu

    Smith Landing, Amber

    Somerset Station, I Carinae

    Wingqvist Terminal, NLTT 57216

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

    Chomsky Terminal, San Tu

    Cowper Dock, Anima

    Margulies Dock, Cornengu

    Mars High, Sol

    PRE Research Base, HIP 17225

    Ramsay City, Anagori

    So-yeon Hub, Coma

    Strekalov Gateway, Ross 733

    Warren Prison Mine, Ross 128

  • September 20, 3304
  • Inside the Far God Cult

    Independent reporter Gethin Okonkwo, who was previously thought missing, has revealed that he has been living undercover within the Far God cult for the past three months.

    In an op-ed piece, Mr Okonkwo shared his experiences:

    “I was fascinated by Dr Ulyanov’s research and I desperately wanted to understand this doomsayer cult further, so I decided to covertly study the Far God sect by posing as an adherent.”

    “During this time, I visited hive-chapels in several different systems, narrowly escaping death when one was attacked by the Church of Eternal Void. On many occasions, I was physically and verbally abused by members of the public, including Juanita Bishop’s campaign followers.”

    “At no point did I see evidence of actual contact with the Thargoids, bar the occasional use of alien material as holy artefacts. Most worshippers are essentially fatalists, attracted to the idea of an apocalypse. Some are convinced that they alone will survive the Far God’s manifestation. It is a strange and often contradictory faith, but no less so than other religions.”

    “I recorded my experiences within the sect using concealed micro-cameras. I am voluntarily sharing this data with the Federal Intelligence Agency to prove that the Far God sect is not dangerous, and with the hope of ending its persecution.”

  • The Presidential Power Struggle

    With the Alliance presidential race gathering speed, political journalist Vanya Driscoll has published an analysis in The Alliance Tribune:

    “The election of a new president is usually a ceremonial matter, during which voters select a public ‘face’ for the Alliance, but this year is a genuine power struggle – one that may have major consequences.”

    “Elijah Beck is the only candidate who seems content with the status quo. By contrast, entrepreneur Fazia Silva promises to boost the economy and increase commerce. Her new financial policies have been welcomed by interstellar corporations and small businesses alike.”

    “President Gibson Kincaid is causing the most controversy, however. His proposal that the role of president should include executive powers is being taken seriously by the Assembly. Kincaid claims that having a single controlling voice will enable the Alliance to ‘challenge our rivals’ dominance’.”

    “There is a surprising amount of support for this combative rhetoric. Many agree that the Alliance could be stronger, and that Prime Minister Mahon is often hamstrung by bureaucracy. Rumours suggest that the Empire and Federation are watching this election far more closely than usual.”

  • Manatee Megaship Initiative Concludes

    The Libertas Cooperative has announced that its appeal for commodities has reached a successful conclusion, having received an overwhelming response from the galactic community. Land enrichment systems, animal monitors, aquaponic systems and marine equipment were delivered to Ocrinox's Orbiter over the past week, allowing construction of a megaship where manatees will be farmed.

    With the initiative at an end, Progenitor Selena Conley of the Libertas Cooperative issued the following statement:

    “The people of Munshin, and our partners at Munshin Manatee Meat, extend the warmest of thanks to all pilots who supported our project. Increased production of manatee meat will give a much-needed boost to the Munshin system’s economy.”

    Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Ocrinox's Orbiter in the Munshin system.

  • Appeal for Computing Commodities

    Two rival technology companies – Supratech and Herculean Machines – have appealed for commodities to support the release of forthcoming products.

    Scorpio DeVorrow, CEO of Supratech, issued the following statement:

    “The Torc is the latest in personal computing, featuring state-of-the-art holographic technology. Anyone who wants to benefit from the next generation in wearable hardware should support its development.”

    Meanwhile, Maddox Hurd, head of Herculean Machines, had this to say:

    “The Duradrive cannot be rivalled for power or customisability. What people need in this challenging age is a robust product, not some ephemeral toy that malfunctions when exposed to a stiff breeze.”

    To bring their products to market, both companies have placed open orders for commodities. Supratech requires Conductive Fabrics, Robotics and Microcontrollers, while Herculean Machines has asked for Consumer Technology, Hardware Diagnostic Sensors and Computer Components. Pilots wishing to support Supratech should deliver commodities to Roberts Port in the Fedmich system, while pilots wishing to support Herculean Machines should deliver commodities to Cowper Dock in the Anima system.

    The campaigns begin on the 20th of September 3304 and will run for one week. If either party achieves its aims earlier than planned, both campaigns will end immediately.

  • Robot Exposes Corporate Fraud

    Business magnate Lloyd Hardacre has been arrested for corporate fraud after his personal administrative robot revealed incriminating evidence.

    The incident occurred at Burnell Station during the annual general meeting of Copernicus Shipping Ltd, an interplanetary haulage firm founded by Mr Hardacre.

    One witness, a company shareholder, told reporters:

    “Halfway through Hardacre’s financial presentation, we saw off-the-books logs that were very obviously illegal. Hardacre ordered the robot to stop, but it continued projecting data from its internal drives. Eventually he ran from the hall in panic.”

    Lieutenant Inspector Ramesh Thorne of the Federal Security Service made this statement:

    “We have placed Mr Hardacre in custody while we verify multiple instances of fraud and misuse of company funds. We are also investigating how his personal admin robot managed to obtain such information, and why it chose to make the data public at this time.”

  • Historical Sculptures Stolen

    A collection of historically significant artworks has been stolen from the Imperial Museum of Culture on Eotienses A 3.

    A local media report stated:

    “The museum’s most popular exhibit is the New Dawn Collection, a sequence of sculptures by legendary artist Lal Candromir. These figures date back nearly a thousand years and commemorate the early settlers of Eotienses agreeing to join the Empire.”

    “This morning, visitors found the entire exhibit empty, with every single one of the Candromir statues gone. Painted onto the wall was a graphic of a winking cat. The museum cannot explain how its security systems were so completely circumvented.”

    Captain Madoc Evander of the Imperial Internal Security Service commented:

    “We are performing forensic analyses and interviewing all staff and visitors. As yet, we cannot confirm any connection between this theft and one that occurred three months ago in the Alioth system, despite the identical ‘winking cat’ motif. We will make every effort to capture this criminal and recover these precious cultural artefacts.”

  • September 19, 3304
  • Week in Review

    Here are this week’s major stories.

    Political journalist Vanya Driscoll has published an analysis of the Alliance presidential candidates. She has observed that while Elijah Beck seems content with the status quo, Fazia Silva has promised to boost the economy, and current president Gibson Kincaid has proposed that the role should include executive powers.

    In other news, business magnate Lloyd Hardacre has been arrested for corporate fraud after his personal administrative robot revealed incriminating evidence. The incident took place during the annual general meeting of Copernicus Shipping Ltd, a firm founded by Mr Hardacre. Lieutenant Inspector Ramesh Thorne of the Federal Security Service is investigating.

    Independent reporter Gethin Okonkwo has revealed that he has been living undercover in the Far God cult for three months. According to his account, the cult has no contact with the Thargoids, with most of its followers being harmless fatalists. Mr Okonkwo recorded his experience using concealed micro-cameras, and has shared his data with the Federal Intelligence Agency, hoping to prove that the sect is not dangerous.

    Meanwhile, two rival technology companies – Supratech and Herculean Machines – have appealed for commodities to support the release of forthcoming products. Supratech is developing a personal computing device called the Torc, while Herculean Machines is working on a machine called the Duradrive. Both companies are hoping that the support of the galactic community will allow them to share working prototypes at a technology expo on the 3rd of October.

    Finally, the Libertas Cooperative has announced that its appeal for commodities has reached a successful conclusion, having received an overwhelming response from the galactic community. Land enrichment systems, animal monitors, aquaponic systems and marine equipment were delivered to Ocrinox's Orbiter over the past week, allowing construction of a megaship where manatees will be farmed.

    And those are the main stories this week.

  • Starport Status Update

    This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

    The following starports are currently closed:

    Alexandria Dock, Chanab

    Rond d'Alembert Lab, HIP 88595

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

    Black Station, Lausang

    Pook Dock, HIP 35873

    Somerset Station, I Carinae

    Bester Terminal, Jen Nik

    Burton Vision, Dimocorna

    Cauchy Dock, Decht

    Klink Dock, Inino

    Semeonis Hub, Nuwach

    Sinclair Colony, San Qin Gu

    Asimov Landing, LHS 2441

    Mouchez Platform, Deacon's Star

    Smith Landing, Amber

    Descartes Terminal, Nu Guang

    Rennie Hub, Kupol Bumba

    Wingqvist Terminal, NLTT 57216

  • September 18, 3304
  • Manatee Megaship Initiative Concludes

    The Libertas Cooperative has announced that its appeal for commodities has reached a successful conclusion, having received an overwhelming response from the galactic community. Land enrichment systems, animal monitors, aquaponic systems and marine equipment were delivered to Ocrinox's Orbiter over the past week, allowing construction of a megaship where manatees will be farmed.

    With the initiative at an end, Progenitor Selena Conley of the Libertas Cooperative issued the following statement:

    “The people of Munshin, and our partners at Munshin Manatee Meat, extend the warmest of thanks to all pilots who supported our project. Increased production of manatee meat will give a much-needed boost to the Munshin system’s economy.”

    Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Ocrinox's Orbiter in the Munshin system.

  • Appeal for Computing Commodities

    Two rival technology companies – Supratech and Herculean Machines – have appealed for commodities to support the release of forthcoming products.

    Scorpio DeVorrow, CEO of Supratech, issued the following statement:

    “The Torc is the latest in personal computing, featuring state-of-the-art holographic technology. Anyone who wants to benefit from the next generation in wearable hardware should support its development.”

    Meanwhile, Maddox Hurd, head of Herculean Machines, had this to say:

    “The Duradrive cannot be rivalled for power or customisability. What people need in this challenging age is a robust product, not some ephemeral toy that malfunctions when exposed to a stiff breeze.”

    To bring their products to market, both companies have placed open orders for commodities. Supratech requires Conductive Fabrics, Robotics and Microcontrollers, while Herculean Machines has asked for Consumer Technology, Hardware Diagnostic Sensors and Computer Components. Pilots wishing to support Supratech should deliver commodities to Roberts Port in the Fedmich system, while pilots wishing to support Herculean Machines should deliver commodities to Cowper Dock in the Anima system.

    The campaigns begin on the 20th of September 3304 and will run for one week. If either party achieves its aims earlier than planned, both campaigns will end immediately.

  • Robot Exposes Corporate Fraud

    Business magnate Lloyd Hardacre has been arrested for corporate fraud after his personal administrative robot revealed incriminating evidence.

    The incident occurred at Burnell Station during the annual general meeting of Copernicus Shipping Ltd, an interplanetary haulage firm founded by Mr Hardacre.

    One witness, a company shareholder, told reporters:

    “Halfway through Hardacre’s financial presentation, we saw off-the-books logs that were very obviously illegal. Hardacre ordered the robot to stop, but it continued projecting data from its internal drives. Eventually he ran from the hall in panic.”

    Lieutenant Inspector Ramesh Thorne of the Federal Security Service made this statement:

    “We have placed Mr Hardacre in custody while we verify multiple instances of fraud and misuse of company funds. We are also investigating how his personal admin robot managed to obtain such information, and why it chose to make the data public at this time.”

  • Historical Sculptures Stolen

    A collection of historically significant artworks has been stolen from the Imperial Museum of Culture on Eotienses A 3.

    A local media report stated:

    “The museum’s most popular exhibit is the New Dawn Collection, a sequence of sculptures by legendary artist Lal Candromir. These figures date back nearly a thousand years and commemorate the early settlers of Eotienses agreeing to join the Empire.”

    “This morning, visitors found the entire exhibit empty, with every single one of the Candromir statues gone. Painted onto the wall was a graphic of a winking cat. The museum cannot explain how its security systems were so completely circumvented.”

    Captain Madoc Evander of the Imperial Internal Security Service commented:

    “We are performing forensic analyses and interviewing all staff and visitors. As yet, we cannot confirm any connection between this theft and one that occurred three months ago in the Alioth system, despite the identical ‘winking cat’ motif. We will make every effort to capture this criminal and recover these precious cultural artefacts.”

  • Starport Status Update

    This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

    The following starports are currently closed:

    Alexandria Dock, Chanab

    Rond d'Alembert Lab, HIP 88595

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

    Black Station, Lausang

    Pook Dock, HIP 35873

    Somerset Station, I Carinae

    Bester Terminal, Jen Nik

    Burton Vision, Dimocorna

    Cauchy Dock, Decht

    Klink Dock, Inino

    Semeonis Hub, Nuwach

    Sinclair Colony, San Qin Gu

    Asimov Landing, LHS 2441

    Mouchez Platform, Deacon's Star

    Smith Landing, Amber

    Descartes Terminal, Nu Guang

    Rennie Hub, Kupol Bumba

    Wingqvist Terminal, NLTT 57216