Galactic News

  • August 18, 3304
  • Pleiades Rescue Operation Concludes

    A spokesperson for the Aegis Research has announced that its rescue operation in the Pleiades has been enthusiastically assisted by the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots supported the operation by delivering stranded survivors and commodities to Donar's Oak in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55 system.

    Superintendent Marla Poulsen of Aegis Research released the following statement:

    “The number of rescued survivors we have received is truly fantastic. We have also received enough food stocks to ensure that they’re well taken care of, before moving them to dedicated refugee centres.”

    Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Donar's Oak in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55 system.

  • Ulyanov Arrested

    Dr Alfred Ulyanov, a leading exotheologian and an authority on the Far God cult, has been apprehended as a suspected Thargoid sympathiser.

    The arrest took place at Dr Ulyanov’s home in the Rana system, where he and his family were taken into custody by the Federal Intelligence Agency. Research materials and computer systems were also removed from the property, according to witnesses.

    Professor Siobhan Vogel of the Interstellar Association of Universities registered a formal complaint:

    “For Dr Ulyanov’s academic studies to be viewed as evidence that he is some kind of Thargoid agent is utterly ridiculous. This violation of his rights sets a dangerous precedent.”

    Federal Intelligence Agency Senior Agent Micah Whitefield gave the following statement:

    “When it comes to possible Thargoid allies, we cannot afford to overlook anything. Dr Ulyanov’s involvement with the Far God cult makes him a valid person of interest. We are also investigating the Galactic Interfaith Commune, the Spiritual Freedom Movement and other organisations that have supported Thargoid worshippers.”

    Juanita Bishop, whose campaign against the Far God sect has continued to attract popular support, commented:

    “This proves that there are Thargoid collaborators among us, in all walks of life. We must root them out before they start murdering innocent people.”

  • Aisling Duval’s Secret Relationship Revealed

    Anti-slavery campaigner Jarl Toredo has disclosed that he and Princess Aisling Duval have been conducting a secret romantic relationship, despite her betrothal to Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester.

    Entertainment journalist Solomon Helios gave full details on his programme:

    “Following Jarl Toredo’s resignation from Unchain, I offered to tell his side of the story. Although he declined a formal interview, he did disclose that he could no longer bear working alongside Princess Duval.”

    “He admitted that he has been romantically involved with the princess since their first meeting several months ago. It seems they both felt it wise to keep the relationship a secret.”

    “According to Toredo, the princess claimed not to have any romantic feelings for Ambassador Rochester, and insisted that the marriage was merely a means to advance her political plans. Initially Toredo accepted this, but it seems that after her engagement the princess became unreachable.”

    “Toredo says that his and Aisling’s love has been sidelined by her political schemes. Quite simply, he feels betrayed.”

    Princess Aisling Duval gave this response to the media:

    “I am shocked that my good friend Solomon could believe such lies. It’s obvious that Mr Toredo is being used by those who want rekindle the hostility between the Empire and the Federation. My relationship with Jordan Rochester is entirely genuine.”

  • August 17, 3304
  • Ulyanov Arrested

    Dr Alfred Ulyanov, a leading exotheologian and an authority on the Far God cult, has been apprehended as a suspected Thargoid sympathiser.

    The arrest took place at Dr Ulyanov’s home in the Rana system, where he and his family were taken into custody by the Federal Intelligence Agency. Research materials and computer systems were also removed from the property, according to witnesses.

    Professor Siobhan Vogel of the Interstellar Association of Universities registered a formal complaint:

    “For Dr Ulyanov’s academic studies to be viewed as evidence that he is some kind of Thargoid agent is utterly ridiculous. This violation of his rights sets a dangerous precedent.”

    Federal Intelligence Agency Senior Agent Micah Whitefield gave the following statement:

    “When it comes to possible Thargoid allies, we cannot afford to overlook anything. Dr Ulyanov’s involvement with the Far God cult makes him a valid person of interest. We are also investigating the Galactic Interfaith Commune, the Spiritual Freedom Movement and other organisations that have supported Thargoid worshippers.”

    Juanita Bishop, whose campaign against the Far God sect has continued to attract popular support, commented:

    “This proves that there are Thargoid collaborators among us, in all walks of life. We must root them out before they start murdering innocent people.”

  • Aisling Duval’s Secret Relationship Revealed

    Anti-slavery campaigner Jarl Toredo has disclosed that he and Princess Aisling Duval have been conducting a secret romantic relationship, despite her betrothal to Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester.

    Entertainment journalist Solomon Helios gave full details on his programme:

    “Following Jarl Toredo’s resignation from Unchain, I offered to tell his side of the story. Although he declined a formal interview, he did disclose that he could no longer bear working alongside Princess Duval.”

    “He admitted that he has been romantically involved with the princess since their first meeting several months ago. It seems they both felt it wise to keep the relationship a secret.”

    “According to Toredo, the princess claimed not to have any romantic feelings for Ambassador Rochester, and insisted that the marriage was merely a means to advance her political plans. Initially Toredo accepted this, but it seems that after her engagement the princess became unreachable.”

    “Toredo says that his and Aisling’s love has been sidelined by her political schemes. Quite simply, he feels betrayed.”

    Princess Aisling Duval gave this response to the media:

    “I am shocked that my good friend Solomon could believe such lies. It’s obvious that Mr Toredo is being used by those who want rekindle the hostility between the Empire and the Federation. My relationship with Jordan Rochester is entirely genuine.”

  • Pleiades Rescue Operation Concludes

    A spokesperson for the Aegis Research has announced that its rescue operation in the Pleiades has been enthusiastically assisted by the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots supported the operation by delivering stranded survivors and commodities to Donar's Oak in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55 system.

    Superintendent Marla Poulsen of Aegis Research released the following statement:

    “The number of rescued survivors we have received is truly fantastic. We have also received enough food stocks to ensure that they’re well taken care of, before moving them to dedicated refugee centres.”

    Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Donar's Oak in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55 system.

  • Colonia Hydroponics Initiative

    Authorities in Colonia have decided to build a state-of-the-art hydroponics facility, due to research projecting a possible food shortage in the region.

    Professor Diana VanCleef, a scientific adviser to the Colonia Council, gave the following statement:

    “The growing populace of Colonia means we need to provide a reliable and sustainable source of food for the region. We aim to address this by building a new hydroponics facility that will serve Colonia for generations to come.”

    The campaign is being run by Colonia Research Division, one of Colonia’s partner organisations, which has asked pilots to deliver the requested mined resources to Templar Barracks in the Randgnid system.

    The campaign begins on the 16th of August 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

  • Restoring Order in Kamici

    Authorities in the Kamici system have reported a distressing rise in the number of criminals operating in the area. Reports indicate that these felons are attacking pilots travelling in the system, disrupting trade and generally causing mayhem.

    To counter this threat, Kamici Incorporated has placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to Gaiman Port.

    The campaign begins on 16th of August 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

  • Eagle Eye Installations Offline

    Admiral Aden Tanner has confirmed reports that Aegis’s Eagle Eye installations are offline.

    The development is the result of Thargoid-sensor related interference at Dantec Enterprise, home of Aegis Core, which has neutralised Aegis’s ability to transmit data to the orbital installations.

    The Eagle Eye installations play a vital role in countering Thargoid aggression by monitoring energy-level fluctuations at Thargoid surface sites. The data allows pilots to determine which systems the Thargoids intend to attack.

    Admiral Tanner elaborated on the issue in a brief statement:

    “With Dantec Enterprise experiencing widespread technical issues, it’s impossible for us to communicate with the Eagle Eye installations. And unless the installations are fed a continuous stream of data, they are essentially useless.”

    “The Eagle Eye installations are one of the most effective weapons we have in our war against the Thargoids, and we would be grateful to any pilots who could deliver meta-alloys to Dantec Enterprise, to help us get the starport back online.”

  • Billionaire Wins Lottery

    Renowned billionaire Zachary Rackham, owner of Rackham Capital Investments, has been confirmed as the winner of a lottery prize of one billion credits.

    Tori Theopolis, a spokesperson for the Federal Grand Lottery, announced:

    “Our annual galactic jackpot has been claimed and the winning ticket verified. Our congratulations to Mr Rackham – we hope he enjoys his billion-credit prize.”

    Zachary Rackham, known in some circles as ‘Calico Zack’, told the media:

    “To be honest, this caught me by surprise. I only buy lottery tickets out of habit, a holdover from the days when I used to rattle around space in a rusty old Sidewinder. Naturally I’ll be donating this windfall to various charitable programmes.”

    The Federal Times published this observation from financial journalist Bryanna Blanco:

    “It’s highly suspicious that a billionaire should play the lottery, and even more suspicious that he should win it. I’m sure that Calico Zack’s accountants will indeed put this money to good use – paying the gargantuan bill for unpaid taxes recently submitted to his company. Once a pirate, always a pirate.”

  • New Computer Designs Announced

    Federal Times journalist Harlow Nassry has highlighted two new personal computer designs currently in development:

    “For a long time, the Sirius and Achilles corporations have been the main suppliers of personal computing devices, but two smaller companies are aiming to challenge that monopoly.”

    “The first company, Supratech, is working on a revolutionary design called the Torc, a flexible ring that coils around the user’s wrist or neck. It uses high-resolution holographic projectors to surround the user with illuminated displays and motion-sensitive interfaces.”

    “The second company, Herculean Machines, has taken a more down-to-earth approach. The Duradrive is a chunky, durable tablet designed to withstand rough handling. Herculean has promised a range of peripherals, allowing users to custom-build their own version of the device.”

    “Both companies plan to reveal prototypes of their designs at a technology expo in October. But can the market support two rival products? We’ll no doubt be hearing more about the Torc and Duradrive in the near future.”

  • August 16, 3304
  • Rogue Robot Located

    A mining robot that went out of control on Homeland in the Beta Hydri system has been located and disabled.

    The MacArthur Mining Ltd DG090 machine disappeared after self-activating and tunnelling underground. It remained lost for several days before being discovered over a hundred kilometres from where it malfunctioned.

    Security Chief Sara Kulkarni gave this report:

    “Our sensor drones detected the robot as it surfaced in the Blue Peaks mountain range. We believe it was obeying its primary programming by homing in on mineral ores. Federal Navy gunships were immediately dispatched. Once located, the robot was partially destroyed from the air before it could cause any further damage.”

    Director Chen Emerson of MacArthur Mining Ltd commented:

    “An inspection of the robot’s remains confirmed our suspicion that it had been placed in the incorrect standby mode. Its comms array was then disrupted by local signals, activating a pre-set mining program. The DG090 series is very reliable, and this unfortunate incident should not be perceived as a blemish on its excellent reputation.”

  • Eagle Eye Installations Offline

    Admiral Aden Tanner has confirmed reports that Aegis’s Eagle Eye installations are offline.

    The development is the result of Thargoid-sensor related interference at Dantec Enterprise, home of Aegis Core, which has neutralised Aegis’s ability to transmit data to the orbital installations.

    The Eagle Eye installations play a vital role in countering Thargoid aggression by monitoring energy-level fluctuations at Thargoid surface sites. The data allows pilots to determine which systems the Thargoids intend to attack.

    Admiral Tanner elaborated on the issue in a brief statement:

    “With Dantec Enterprise experiencing widespread technical issues, it’s impossible for us to communicate with the Eagle Eye installations. And unless the installations are fed a continuous stream of data, they are essentially useless.”

    “The Eagle Eye installations are one of the most effective weapons we have in our war against the Thargoids, and we would be grateful to any pilots who could deliver meta-alloys to Dantec Enterprise, to help us get the starport back online.”

  • Billionaire Wins Lottery

    Renowned billionaire Zachary Rackham, owner of Rackham Capital Investments, has been confirmed as the winner of a lottery prize of one billion credits.

    Tori Theopolis, a spokesperson for the Federal Grand Lottery, announced:

    “Our annual galactic jackpot has been claimed and the winning ticket verified. Our congratulations to Mr Rackham – we hope he enjoys his billion-credit prize.”

    Zachary Rackham, known in some circles as ‘Calico Zack’, told the media:

    “To be honest, this caught me by surprise. I only buy lottery tickets out of habit, a holdover from the days when I used to rattle around space in a rusty old Sidewinder. Naturally I’ll be donating this windfall to various charitable programmes.”

    The Federal Times published this observation from financial journalist Bryanna Blanco:

    “It’s highly suspicious that a billionaire should play the lottery, and even more suspicious that he should win it. I’m sure that Calico Zack’s accountants will indeed put this money to good use – paying the gargantuan bill for unpaid taxes recently submitted to his company. Once a pirate, always a pirate.”

  • New Computer Designs Announced

    Federal Times journalist Harlow Nassry has highlighted two new personal computer designs currently in development:

    “For a long time, the Sirius and Achilles corporations have been the main suppliers of personal computing devices, but two smaller companies are aiming to challenge that monopoly.”

    “The first company, Supratech, is working on a revolutionary design called the Torc, a flexible ring that coils around the user’s wrist or neck. It uses high-resolution holographic projectors to surround the user with illuminated displays and motion-sensitive interfaces.”

    “The second company, Herculean Machines, has taken a more down-to-earth approach. The Duradrive is a chunky, durable tablet designed to withstand rough handling. Herculean has promised a range of peripherals, allowing users to custom-build their own version of the device.”

    “Both companies plan to reveal prototypes of their designs at a technology expo in October. But can the market support two rival products? We’ll no doubt be hearing more about the Torc and Duradrive in the near future.”

  • Colonia Hydroponics Initiative

    Authorities in Colonia have decided to build a state-of-the-art hydroponics facility, due to research projecting a possible food shortage in the region.

    Professor Diana VanCleef, a scientific adviser to the Colonia Council, gave the following statement:

    “The growing populace of Colonia means we need to provide a reliable and sustainable source of food for the region. We aim to address this by building a new hydroponics facility that will serve Colonia for generations to come.”

    The campaign is being run by Colonia Research Division, one of Colonia’s partner organisations, which has asked pilots to deliver the requested mined resources to Templar Barracks in the Randgnid system.

    The campaign begins on the 16th of August 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

  • Restoring Order in Kamici

    Authorities in the Kamici system have reported a distressing rise in the number of criminals operating in the area. Reports indicate that these felons are attacking pilots travelling in the system, disrupting trade and generally causing mayhem.

    To counter this threat, Kamici Incorporated has placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to Gaiman Port.

    The campaign begins on 16th of August 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

  • August 15, 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:

    Caidin Base, Checha

    Chaviano Dock, Hapats

    Dantec Enterprise, Socho

    Kanwar Enterprise, Cerno

    Obruchev Orbital, Deive

    Pascal Platform, Ahayan

    Pordenone Port, Bonawen

    Sinisalo Holdings, HIP 18305

    Stackpole Platform, Manite

    Unity, New Yembo

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

    Chiang Port, Gero Kiaku

    Suri Gateway, Vesuvit

    Scott Station, HIP 93685

    Salgari Enterprise, Mawa

    Wakata Port, Wandjera

    Bruce Enterprise, Kabiku

    Kubasov Station, HIP 90112

    McDonald Platform, Hamlet's Harmony

    Thirsk Enterprise, Montet

  • Rogue Robot Located

    A mining robot that went out of control on Homeland in the Beta Hydri system has been located and disabled.

    The MacArthur Mining Ltd DG090 machine disappeared after self-activating and tunnelling underground. It remained lost for several days before being discovered over a hundred kilometres from where it malfunctioned.

    Security Chief Sara Kulkarni gave this report:

    “Our sensor drones detected the robot as it surfaced in the Blue Peaks mountain range. We believe it was obeying its primary programming by homing in on mineral ores. Federal Navy gunships were immediately dispatched. Once located, the robot was partially destroyed from the air before it could cause any further damage.”

    Director Chen Emerson of MacArthur Mining Ltd commented:

    “An inspection of the robot’s remains confirmed our suspicion that it had been placed in the incorrect standby mode. Its comms array was then disrupted by local signals, activating a pre-set mining program. The DG090 series is very reliable, and this unfortunate incident should not be perceived as a blemish on its excellent reputation.”

  • August 14, 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:

    Caidin Base, Checha

    Chaviano Dock, Hapats

    Dantec Enterprise, Socho

    Kanwar Enterprise, Cerno

    Obruchev Orbital, Deive

    Pascal Platform, Ahayan

    Pordenone Port, Bonawen

    Sinisalo Holdings, HIP 18305

    Stackpole Platform, Manite

    Unity, New Yembo

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

    Chiang Port, Gero Kiaku

    Suri Gateway, Vesuvit

    Scott Station, HIP 93685

    Salgari Enterprise, Mawa

    Wakata Port, Wandjera

    Bruce Enterprise, Kabiku

    Kubasov Station, HIP 90112

    McDonald Platform, Hamlet's Harmony

    Thirsk Enterprise, Montet