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  • August 8, 3304
  • Jarl Toredo Resigns from Unchain

    Campaigner Jarl Toredo has resigned from Unchain, the anti-slavery organisation he founded with Princess Aisling Duval.

    Unchain’s press office released this statement:

    “We can confirm that Jarl Toredo has officially resigned from his position as co-chief executive officer, effective immediately. Princess Duval remains our patron and CEO. We wish Mr Toredo all the best with his future endeavours.”

    Reema Falco, a journalist writing for The Imperial Herald, made these observations:

    “Considering Toredo’s passionate rhetoric against Imperial slavery, it’s surprising for him to abandon an organisation that he co-founded. The recent assassination attempt against Princess Duval at an Unchain fundraiser may have caused him to regret allying with such a volatile political figure.”

    “As yet, there is no comment from Her Imperial Highness. This has led to speculation that there was a falling-out between the two. Rumours of a romance between them never quite went away, even after the princess’s engagement to Jordan Rochester. Is this perhaps a jealous rival storming off in a fit of pique?”

    Representatives from Unchain have said that their campaigning, fundraising and slave-liberation programmes will continue as normal.

  • 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:

    Brady City, Shouvul

    Cerulli Port, Setet

    Flagg Station, 41 Upsilon-4 Eridani

    Nagata Port, Setet

    North Dock, Amaunet

    Schmitt Platform, BD+08 642

    Tani Hub, Ainunnicori

    van der Riet Woolley Orbital, Jabugaly

    Vinci Ring, HIP 91085

    Younghusband Station, Miku

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

    Behnisch Terminal, HR 8202

    Caidin Base, Checha

    Chaviano Dock, Hapats

    Dantec Enterprise, Socho

    Glidden Enterprise, Narvert

    Kanwar Enterprise, Cerno

    Obruchev Orbital, Deive

    Pascal Platform, Ahayan

    Pordenone Port, Bonawen

    Sinisalo Holdings, HIP 18305

    Stackpole Platform, Manite

    Unity, New Yembo

  • August 7, 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:

    Brady City, Shouvul

    Cerulli Port, Setet

    Flagg Station, 41 Upsilon-4 Eridani

    Nagata Port, Setet

    North Dock, Amaunet

    Schmitt Platform, BD+08 642

    Tani Hub, Ainunnicori

    van der Riet Woolley Orbital, Jabugaly

    Vinci Ring, HIP 91085

    Younghusband Station, Miku

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

    Behnisch Terminal, HR 8202

    Caidin Base, Checha

    Chaviano Dock, Hapats

    Dantec Enterprise, Socho

    Glidden Enterprise, Narvert

    Kanwar Enterprise, Cerno

    Obruchev Orbital, Deive

    Pascal Platform, Ahayan

    Pordenone Port, Bonawen

    Sinisalo Holdings, HIP 18305

    Stackpole Platform, Manite

    Unity, New Yembo

  • August 5, 3304
  • Week in Review

    Here are this week’s major stories.

    An attempt to assassinate Princess Aisling Duval has been prevented by the Imperial Internal Security Service. The attempt occurred in the Zhao system during a fundraising event. The IISS is analysing the explosives used in the attempt to determine their origin.

    Meanwhile, former rear admiral Riri McAllister has been shot. She is currently undergoing medical treatment. The incident took place at the Alliance Chamber of Justice on Turner’s World in the Alioth system. McAllister was on trial for organising acts of terrorism as Nexus, founder of the League of Reparation.

    The Federal Intelligence Agency has launched an investigation into the Far God cult. Several members of the sect have been arrested. An FIA agent said that the purpose of the investigation was to confirm that the sect was not in contact with Thargoid forces, or being influenced by them.

    In other news, Aranbarahun Purple Creative, an independent organisation based in the Aranbarahun system, has announced plans to build a massive cargo ship to transport goods out of the booming system. In support of this goal, the organisation has placed an open order for various commodities, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Barnes Terminal in the Aranbarahun system.

    Celebrated author Olav Redcourt has cancelled the promotional tour for his latest novel. In a statement, the author said he was abandoning the historical-romance genre in favour of a new science-fiction saga. The author’s agent responded by underscoring that science-fiction is a niche genre with a tiny audience.

    Finally, the Alliance has announced that its appeal for mined resources has reached a successful conclusion, having received an overwhelming response from the galactic community. Huge quantities of raw material were delivered to California Gateway over the past week, which will be used to construct an Ocellus starport in the MEL 22 Sector GM-V C2-8 system.

    And those are the main stories this week.

  • August 4, 3304
  • Week in Review

    Here are this week’s major stories.

    An attempt to assassinate Princess Aisling Duval has been prevented by the Imperial Internal Security Service. The attempt occurred in the Zhao system during a fundraising event. The IISS is analysing the explosives used in the attempt to determine their origin.

    Meanwhile, former rear admiral Riri McAllister has been shot. She is currently undergoing medical treatment. The incident took place at the Alliance Chamber of Justice on Turner’s World in the Alioth system. McAllister was on trial for organising acts of terrorism as Nexus, founder of the League of Reparation.

    The Federal Intelligence Agency has launched an investigation into the Far God cult. Several members of the sect have been arrested. An FIA agent said that the purpose of the investigation was to confirm that the sect was not in contact with Thargoid forces, or being influenced by them.

    In other news, Aranbarahun Purple Creative, an independent organisation based in the Aranbarahun system, has announced plans to build a massive cargo ship to transport goods out of the booming system. In support of this goal, the organisation has placed an open order for various commodities, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Barnes Terminal in the Aranbarahun system.

    Celebrated author Olav Redcourt has cancelled the promotional tour for his latest novel. In a statement, the author said he was abandoning the historical-romance genre in favour of a new science-fiction saga. The author’s agent responded by underscoring that science-fiction is a niche genre with a tiny audience.

    Finally, the Alliance has announced that its appeal for mined resources has reached a successful conclusion, having received an overwhelming response from the galactic community. Huge quantities of raw material were delivered to California Gateway over the past week, which will be used to construct an Ocellus starport in the MEL 22 Sector GM-V C2-8 system.

    And those are the main stories this week.

  • Far God Cult under Investigation

    The Federal Intelligence Agency has launched an investigation into the Far God cult. Several members of the sect have been arrested for interrogation.

    Senior Agent Micah Whitefield of the FIA released this statement:

    “Given the organisation’s proclaimed interest in the Thargoids, it is vital that we confirm they are not in contact with Thargoid forces, or being influenced by them. The FIA is working with local security agencies across many systems to ascertain the truth.”

    The Rewired news service has broadcast footage of armed Federal troops forcing their way into the cult’s hive-chapels and dragging cult members into armoured vehicles. There was no sign of resistance from the Far God adherents.

    Other video feeds show groups of citizens trying to shield the Far God worshippers, while rival groups can be seen cheering on the soldiers.

    Juanita Bishop, who runs a campaign against the Far God sect, told the media:

    “We knew these foul cultists were Thargoid spies. Now we’re going to be proved correct. They should have been rounded up and executed weeks ago.”

  • August 3, 3304
  • Far God Cult under Investigation

    The Federal Intelligence Agency has launched an investigation into the Far God cult. Several members of the sect have been arrested for interrogation.

    Senior Agent Micah Whitefield of the FIA released this statement:

    “Given the organisation’s proclaimed interest in the Thargoids, it is vital that we confirm they are not in contact with Thargoid forces, or being influenced by them. The FIA is working with local security agencies across many systems to ascertain the truth.”

    The Rewired news service has broadcast footage of armed Federal troops forcing their way into the cult’s hive-chapels and dragging cult members into armoured vehicles. There was no sign of resistance from the Far God adherents.

    Other video feeds show groups of citizens trying to shield the Far God worshippers, while rival groups can be seen cheering on the soldiers.

    Juanita Bishop, who runs a campaign against the Far God sect, told the media:

    “We knew these foul cultists were Thargoid spies. Now we’re going to be proved correct. They should have been rounded up and executed weeks ago.”

  • Aranbarahun Purple Creative Campaign

    Aranbarahun Purple Creative, an independent organisation based in the Aranbarahun system, has announced plans to build a massive cargo ship to transport goods out of the booming system.

    In support of this goal, Aranbarahun Purple Creative has placed an open order for various commodities, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Barnes Terminal in the Aranbarahun system. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure that those contributing commodities to the campaign can do so safely.

    The campaign begins on the 2nd of August 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

  • Alliance Initiative Concludes

    The Alliance has announced that its appeal for mined resources has reached a successful conclusion, having received an overwhelming response from the galactic community. Huge quantities of raw material were delivered to California Gateway over the past week, which will be used to construct an Ocellus starport in the MEL 22 Sector GM-V C2-8 system.

    With the campaign at an end, Alliance official Torvan Dast issued the following statement:

    “We are grateful for the efforts made by those pilots who helped bring this initiative to fruition. Construction of this starport will make the long journey to the California Nebula safer for traders and colonists alike.”

    Construction of the new starport is expected to begin soon. Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from California Gateway in the Synuefai EB-R C7-5 system.

  • Riri McAllister Shot

    Former rear admiral Riri McAllister has been shot. She is currently undergoing medical treatment.

    The incident took place at the Alliance Chamber of Justice on Turner’s World in the Alioth system. McAllister was on trial for organising acts of terrorism as Nexus, founder of the League of Reparation.

    Deputy Inspector Mara Klatt, who was delivering prosecuting evidence at the trial, briefed the media:

    “Shortly after McAllister took the stand she was struck by a single shot from the visitors’ gallery. She is now in intensive care and awaiting transport to an advanced medical facility. Assuming she recovers, the trial will continue at a later date.”

    “The shooter has been identified as Polly Cartesius, daughter of Nestor Cartesius, an Imperial senator murdered by the League of Reparation. She used a concealed laser firearm specially designed to avoid security scans. She did not resist arrest, and it is clear that this was an act of revenge for her father’s death. As she is an Imperial citizen, we have extradited her to the care of the IISS.”

    Polly Cartesius was last seen in public two weeks ago during her father’s ceremonial funeral, which saw his body entombed in the Hall of Martyrs beneath the Imperial Palace. It is thought that she travelled to Alliance space using false identification.

    Captain Niamh Seutonia has taken Ms Cartesius into custody and returned with her to Capitol, where she will stand trial for attempted murder.

  • Aisling Duval Assassination Foiled

    An attempt to assassinate Princess Aisling Duval has been prevented by the Imperial Internal Security Service.

    The attempt occurred in the Zhao system during a fundraising event for Unchain, the anti-slavery charity formed by the princess and campaigner Jarl Toredo.

    Captain Takio Diomedes of the IISS gave this statement:

    “Shortly after the fundraiser began, Princess Duval’s security detail detected explosive charges in key locations across the event centre. We immediately evacuated the building. The explosives, which were of amateur design, were disabled. Forensic analysis is underway to determine their origin.”

    Aisling Duval has not addressed the incident, and is continuing her fundraising duties for Unchain. Her fiancé, Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester, made this comment:

    “Had the explosives not been found, they would have killed hundreds of innocent people. Aisling and I are grateful to both Federal and Imperial security services, which are working together to ensure our safety. This is a splendid example of inter-power cooperation, which we hope will soon be commonplace.”

  • August 2, 3304
  • Riri McAllister Shot

    Former rear admiral Riri McAllister has been shot. She is currently undergoing medical treatment.

    The incident took place at the Alliance Chamber of Justice on Turner’s World in the Alioth system. McAllister was on trial for organising acts of terrorism as Nexus, founder of the League of Reparation.

    Deputy Inspector Mara Klatt, who was delivering prosecuting evidence at the trial, briefed the media:

    “Shortly after McAllister took the stand she was struck by a single shot from the visitors’ gallery. She is now in intensive care and awaiting transport to an advanced medical facility. Assuming she recovers, the trial will continue at a later date.”

    “The shooter has been identified as Polly Cartesius, daughter of Nestor Cartesius, an Imperial senator murdered by the League of Reparation. She used a concealed laser firearm specially designed to avoid security scans. She did not resist arrest, and it is clear that this was an act of revenge for her father’s death. As she is an Imperial citizen, we have extradited her to the care of the IISS.”

    Polly Cartesius was last seen in public two weeks ago during her father’s ceremonial funeral, which saw his body entombed in the Hall of Martyrs beneath the Imperial Palace. It is thought that she travelled to Alliance space using false identification.

    Captain Niamh Seutonia has taken Ms Cartesius into custody and returned with her to Capitol, where she will stand trial for attempted murder.

  • Aisling Duval Assassination Foiled

    An attempt to assassinate Princess Aisling Duval has been prevented by the Imperial Internal Security Service.

    The attempt occurred in the Zhao system during a fundraising event for Unchain, the anti-slavery charity formed by the princess and campaigner Jarl Toredo.

    Captain Takio Diomedes of the IISS gave this statement:

    “Shortly after the fundraiser began, Princess Duval’s security detail detected explosive charges in key locations across the event centre. We immediately evacuated the building. The explosives, which were of amateur design, were disabled. Forensic analysis is underway to determine their origin.”

    Aisling Duval has not addressed the incident, and is continuing her fundraising duties for Unchain. Her fiancé, Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester, made this comment:

    “Had the explosives not been found, they would have killed hundreds of innocent people. Aisling and I are grateful to both Federal and Imperial security services, which are working together to ensure our safety. This is a splendid example of inter-power cooperation, which we hope will soon be commonplace.”

  • Aranbarahun Purple Creative Campaign

    Aranbarahun Purple Creative, an independent organisation based in the Aranbarahun system, has announced plans to build a massive cargo ship to transport goods out of the booming system.

    In support of this goal, Aranbarahun Purple Creative has placed an open order for various commodities, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Barnes Terminal in the Aranbarahun system. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure that those contributing commodities to the campaign can do so safely.

    The campaign begins on the 2nd of August 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

  • Alliance Initiative Concludes

    The Alliance has announced that its appeal for mined resources has reached a successful conclusion, having received an overwhelming response from the galactic community. Huge quantities of raw material were delivered to California Gateway over the past week, which will be used to construct an Ocellus starport in the MEL 22 Sector GM-V C2-8 system.

    With the campaign at an end, Alliance official Torvan Dast issued the following statement:

    “We are grateful for the efforts made by those pilots who helped bring this initiative to fruition. Construction of this starport will make the long journey to the California Nebula safer for traders and colonists alike.”

    Construction of the new starport is expected to begin soon. Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from California Gateway in the Synuefai EB-R C7-5 system.

  • Author Abandons Interstellar Book Tour

    Celebrated author Olav Redcourt has abandoned the promotional tour for his latest novel, halfway through a two-month circuit of fifty systems.

    Reporters managed to catch Mr Redcourt as he was storming off the passenger liner where he has spent the last four weeks. He told them:

    “I’m sick of churning out historical-romance garbage, especially now that readers can change the damn story to suit themselves! I’m going to write the book I’ve always wanted to write – a science-fiction saga set in the future.”

    A statement was released by Bonespire Publishing:

    “Unfortunately this incident constitutes a breach of contract, as Mr Redcourt has only produced fourteen Corsair King novels, rather than the twenty-five we agreed. We hope we can convince him to resume the tour and continue with the series.”

    Margaux Hist, the author’s agent, commented:

    “Olav’s a true artist, so I’m sure fans will understand that he wants a little creative freedom. I can’t tell you anything about the new title yet, but science-fiction is a niche genre with a tiny audience, so I hope it sells well enough to pay Olav’s legal bills.”

  • 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:

    Brashear Landing, Jabugaly

    Collins Station, Huichi

    Dampier's Progress, Jabugaly

    Ford Platform, HIP 41022

    Griffiths Horizons, Ruchbah

    Israel Port, Mudrama Kaze

    Jeury Silo, Obambori

    Lindblad Hub, Venexo

    Scott Station, HIP 93685

    Thomas Orbital, Wolf 1241

    Wisniewski-Snerg Prospect, Anagorovici

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

    Brady City, Shouvul

    Cerulli Port, Setet

    Chiang Port, Gero Kiaku

    Flagg Station, 41 Upsilon-4 Eridani

    Nagata Port, Setet

    North Dock, Amaunet

    Riebe Enterprise, Checha

    Russ Landing, Segon

    Schmitt Platform, BD+08 642

    Tani Hub, Ainunnicori

    van der Riet Woolley Orbital, Jabugaly

    Vinci Ring, HIP 91085

    Younghusband Station, Miku

  • Aisling Duval Assassination Foiled

    An attempt to assassinate Princess Aisling Duval has been prevented by the Imperial Internal Security Service.

    The attempt occurred in the Zhao system during a fundraising event for Unchain, the anti-slavery charity formed by the princess and campaigner Jarl Toredo.

    Captain Takio Diomedes of the IISS gave this statement:

    “Shortly after the fundraiser began, Princess Duval’s security detail detected explosive charges in key locations across the event centre. We immediately evacuated the building. The explosives, which were of amateur design, were disabled. Forensic analysis is underway to determine their origin.”

    Aisling Duval has not addressed the incident, and is continuing her fundraising duties for Unchain. Her fiancé, Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester, made this comment:

    “Had the explosives not been found, they would have killed hundreds of innocent people. Aisling and I are grateful to both Federal and Imperial security services, which are working together to ensure our safety. This is a splendid example of inter-power cooperation, which we hope will soon be commonplace.”

  • August 1, 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:

    Brashear Landing, Jabugaly

    Collins Station, Huichi

    Dampier's Progress, Jabugaly

    Ford Platform, HIP 41022

    Griffiths Horizons, Ruchbah

    Israel Port, Mudrama Kaze

    Jeury Silo, Obambori

    Lindblad Hub, Venexo

    Scott Station, HIP 93685

    Thomas Orbital, Wolf 1241

    Wisniewski-Snerg Prospect, Anagorovici

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

    Brady City, Shouvul

    Cerulli Port, Setet

    Chiang Port, Gero Kiaku

    Flagg Station, 41 Upsilon-4 Eridani

    Nagata Port, Setet

    North Dock, Amaunet

    Riebe Enterprise, Checha

    Russ Landing, Segon

    Schmitt Platform, BD+08 642

    Tani Hub, Ainunnicori

    van der Riet Woolley Orbital, Jabugaly

    Vinci Ring, HIP 91085

    Younghusband Station, Miku

  • Author Abandons Interstellar Book Tour

    Celebrated author Olav Redcourt has abandoned the promotional tour for his latest novel, halfway through a two-month circuit of fifty systems.

    Reporters managed to catch Mr Redcourt as he was storming off the passenger liner where he has spent the last four weeks. He told them:

    “I’m sick of churning out historical-romance garbage, especially now that readers can change the damn story to suit themselves! I’m going to write the book I’ve always wanted to write – a science-fiction saga set in the future.”

    A statement was released by Bonespire Publishing:

    “Unfortunately this incident constitutes a breach of contract, as Mr Redcourt has only produced fourteen Corsair King novels, rather than the twenty-five we agreed. We hope we can convince him to resume the tour and continue with the series.”

    Margaux Hist, the author’s agent, commented:

    “Olav’s a true artist, so I’m sure fans will understand that he wants a little creative freedom. I can’t tell you anything about the new title yet, but science-fiction is a niche genre with a tiny audience, so I hope it sells well enough to pay Olav’s legal bills.”