Galactic News

  • September 15, 3304
  • Week in Review

    Here are this week’s major stories.

    An anonymous source has revealed that Maddox Hurd, owner of technology company Herculean Machines, was previously investigated by the Federal Security Service. The source disclosed that Hurd accepted financial contributions from individuals connected to criminal networks when establishing his company. In the wake of the news, a number of Herculean Machines’ corporate investors have withdrawn their support.

    The candidates in the Alliance presidential election have been announced: Fazia Silva, a successful entrepreneur from the Vamm system, and Elijah Beck, an experienced politician from Leesti. It is understood that all three candidates – Kincaid, Silva and Beck – are roughly equal in terms of popular support.

    Meanwhile, Juanita Bishop has called on Federal Congress to make Thargoid worship a capital crime, and for all members of the Far God cult to be executed. Some Federal congressmen have aligned with Mrs Bishop, eager to be seen as ‘tough on Thargoids’, but others have criticised her for her inhumane rhetoric.

    In other news, Ram Tah has revealed more about the XG Project, which produced the recently released XG fighters. In an interview, the engineer revealed that he had been trying to combine human and Guardian technology since the first Guardian ruins were discovered. He closed the interview by expressing hope that the XG Project was the start of a new era of technological development.

    The Libertas Cooperative has announced plans to construct a manatee farm on behalf of food supplier Munshin Manatee Meat. This will take the form of a megaship, where the creatures will be bred, processed and prepared for distribution. To facilitate construction of the manatee farm, the Libertas Cooperative has placed an open order for various commodities.

    Finally, the Alioth Independents have announced that their appeal for exotic food and drink has reached a successful conclusion, having received an overwhelming response from the galactic community. Huge quantities of Esuseku Caviar, Ceremonial Heike Tea and Live Hecate Sea Worms were delivered to Smith Landing over the past week, which will now be used to host a special gala event.

    And those are the main stories this week.

  • September 13, 3304
  • Alliance Gala Initiative Concludes

    The Alioth Independents has announced that its appeal for exotic food and drink has reached a successful conclusion, having received an overwhelming response from the galactic community. Huge quantities of Esuseku Caviar, Ceremonial Heike Tea and Live Hecate Sea Worms were delivered to Smith Landing over the past week, which will now be used to host their gala event.

    With the initiative at an end, Durien Ballas, chairman of the Alioth Independents, issued the following statement:

    “This will be an event like no other, and we are proud to be introducing Fazia Silva and Elijah Beck to the galactic stage. Along with Gibson Kincaid, I’m sure they will soon do battle in a good-natured yet robust election campaign.”

    Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Smith Landing in the Amber system.

  • September 7, 3304
  • Alliance Presidential Gala

    The Alioth Independents has announced plans to host a gala event in the Alioth system, to officially begin the Alliance presidential election.

    The event will give the as-yet unannounced presidential candidates an opportunity to meet distinguished figures from among the upper echelons of Alliance society.

    Durien Ballas, chairman of Alioth Independents, issued the following statement:

    “Everyone’s heard of President Gibson Kincaid, but the other candidates may not be so well known. This will be their chance to shine. As well as hosting key members of the Alliance Assembly, we can also confirm that Prime Minister Edmund Mahon and three members of the Council of Admirals will be in attendance.”

    To make this a truly spectacular event, the Alioth Independents have placed an open order for Esuseku Caviar, Ceremonial Heike Tea and Live Hecate Sea Worms, promising to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Smith Landing in the Amber system. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure that those contributing material to the campaign can do so safely.

    The campaign begins on the 6th of September 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

  • September 6, 3304
  • Alliance Presidential Gala

    The Alioth Independents has announced plans to host a gala event in the Alioth system, to officially begin the Alliance presidential election.

    The event will give the as-yet unannounced presidential candidates an opportunity to meet distinguished figures from among the upper echelons of Alliance society.

    Durien Ballas, chairman of Alioth Independents, issued the following statement:

    “Everyone’s heard of President Gibson Kincaid, but the other candidates may not be so well known. This will be their chance to shine. As well as hosting key members of the Alliance Assembly, we can also confirm that Prime Minister Edmund Mahon and three members of the Council of Admirals will be in attendance.”

    To make this a truly spectacular event, the Alioth Independents have placed an open order for Esuseku Caviar, Ceremonial Heike Tea and Live Hecate Sea Worms, promising to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Smith Landing in the Amber system. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure that those contributing material to the campaign can do so safely.

    The campaign begins on the 6th of September 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

  • September 29, 3303
  • Community Goal: Second Aegis Initiative

    Last week, Aegis started developing weapons and technologies to address the rising Thargoid threat. While some were dismayed to see Aegis shift to a military focus, the general consensus was that the move was necessary.

    Following news that Aegis is to embark on a second development initiative, Aegis' military liaison Admiral Aden Tanner released the following statement:

    "The Thargoids represent a very real threat, and their hostility demands that we take appropriate action. As with our previous initiative, our intention is to collaborate with some of the galaxy's foremost engineers to develop efficient anti-Thargoid technologies."

    In support of this aim, Aegis's corporate partners Wolf 397 Independents have pledged to reward pilots who deliver tantalum, Thargoid Cyclops tissue samples and CMM Composites to Chelbin Service Station in the Wolf 397 system.

    The campaign begins on the 28th of September and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

  • September 28, 3303
  • Community Goal: Second Aegis Initiative

    Last week, Aegis started developing weapons and technologies to address the rising Thargoid threat. While some were dismayed to see Aegis shift to a military focus, the general consensus was that the move was necessary.

    Following news that Aegis is to embark on a second development initiative, Aegis' military liaison Admiral Aden Tanner released the following statement:

    "The Thargoids represent a very real threat, and their hostility demands that we take appropriate action. As with our previous initiative, our intention is to collaborate with some of the galaxy's foremost engineers to develop efficient anti-Thargoid technologies."

    In support of this aim, Aegis's corporate partners Wolf 397 Independents have pledged to reward pilots who deliver tantalum, Thargoid Cyclops tissue samples and CMM Composites to Chelbin Service Station in the Wolf 397 system.

    The campaign begins on the 28th of September and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

  • September 13, 3303
  • 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:

    Nuenets Corp.

    Nationalists of Aulin

    Revolutionary Zeus Values Party

    Bikokujungu Crimson Hand Gang

    HIP 15062 Crimson Pirates

    Wolf 1241 Raiders

    HIP 24655 allied

    Monarchy of HIP 24655

    Lu Pah Prison Colony

    Ahemez Allied Co

    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:

    Chamunda Crimson Gang

    WISE 0855-0714 Gold Gang

    Social Velnians Independents

    Nationals of 10 Theta Piscium

    Baedi Di Rats

    Dinkas Purple Posse

    Selgeth Coordinated

    Movement for Kenna for Equality

    LHS 3439 Vision Organisation

    Untuathit Confederation

    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.

  • September 12, 3303
  • 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:

    Nuenets Corp.

    Nationalists of Aulin

    Revolutionary Zeus Values Party

    Bikokujungu Crimson Hand Gang

    HIP 15062 Crimson Pirates

    Wolf 1241 Raiders

    HIP 24655 allied

    Monarchy of HIP 24655

    Lu Pah Prison Colony

    Ahemez Allied Co

    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:

    Chamunda Crimson Gang

    WISE 0855-0714 Gold Gang

    Social Velnians Independents

    Nationals of 10 Theta Piscium

    Baedi Di Rats

    Dinkas Purple Posse

    Selgeth Coordinated

    Movement for Kenna for Equality

    LHS 3439 Vision Organisation

    Untuathit Confederation

    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.

  • September 3, 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 10570 Constitution Party

    Chick Ek Partnership

    Cerno Independents

    Mbayame Domain

    Toxanda Public Organisation

    Picus Jet State Company

    Khants Systems

    LTT 970 Holdings

    Conservatives of Grebatabea

    Yaringu Blue Dynamic Industry

    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:

    Crimson State Group

    Limapa Blue State Commodities

    V886 Centauri Future

    Peng Dung Jet Creative Network

    Bureau of Tetrian Liberty Party

    Almas Corporation

    Defence Party of NLTT 57668

    Paletes Interstellar

    Arapathaka Empire Party

    LP 350-75 Fortune Company

    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.

  • September 2, 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 10570 Constitution Party

    Chick Ek Partnership

    Cerno Independents

    Mbayame Domain

    Toxanda Public Organisation

    Picus Jet State Company

    Khants Systems

    LTT 970 Holdings

    Conservatives of Grebatabea

    Yaringu Blue Dynamic Industry

    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:

    Crimson State Group

    Limapa Blue State Commodities

    V886 Centauri Future

    Peng Dung Jet Creative Network

    Bureau of Tetrian Liberty Party

    Almas Corporation

    Defence Party of NLTT 57668

    Paletes Interstellar

    Arapathaka Empire Party

    LP 350-75 Fortune Company

    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.

  • August 31, 3303
  • 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:

    Orrere Ring

    HIP 22006 Purple Cartel

    Chaimal Jet Public Services

    Gendini Incorporated

    Baedi Di Rats

    Barons of Mundine

    Hiralarsh First

    Kagudi Allied Interstellar

    Venux Freedom Party

    HIP 24912 Crimson General Hldgs

    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:

    Independents of LHS 3262

    Alliance of HIP 13269

    Crimson Major Incorporated

    Labour of 64 Arietis

    Social Holler Green Party

    Saontiana and Co

    Integrated HIP 111657

    Values Party of Shenggan

    HR 3007 Coordinated

    LP 726-6 Partners

    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.

  • August 30, 3303
  • 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:

    Orrere Ring

    HIP 22006 Purple Cartel

    Chaimal Jet Public Services

    Gendini Incorporated

    Baedi Di Rats

    Barons of Mundine

    Hiralarsh First

    Kagudi Allied Interstellar

    Venux Freedom Party

    HIP 24912 Crimson General Hldgs

    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:

    Independents of LHS 3262

    Alliance of HIP 13269

    Crimson Major Incorporated

    Labour of 64 Arietis

    Social Holler Green Party

    Saontiana and Co

    Integrated HIP 111657

    Values Party of Shenggan

    HR 3007 Coordinated

    LP 726-6 Partners

    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.

  • August 22, 3303
  • 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 21, 3303
  • 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 8, 3303
  • 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:

    Union of Wolf 359 Labour

    Opila Ltd

    Kokary Liberals

    Chamunda Crimson Gang

    Kini Drug Empire

    Brani Federal Holdings

    Lave Jet Family

    Alpha Centauri Gold Brotherhood

    Revolutionary Party of Nuenets

    39 Tauri Interstellar

    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:

    Apoyota Domain

    Morgor Crimson Pirates

    Nang Ta-khian Public Co

    Indaol Independents

    Democrats of Masans

    Values Party of Orishpucho

    Frigaha Purple Pirates

    League of Tutumuye

    Aristocrats of G 239-25

    Ekonir Organisation

    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 7, 3303
  • 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:

    Union of Wolf 359 Labour

    Opila Ltd

    Kokary Liberals

    Chamunda Crimson Gang

    Kini Drug Empire

    Brani Federal Holdings

    Lave Jet Family

    Alpha Centauri Gold Brotherhood

    Revolutionary Party of Nuenets

    39 Tauri Interstellar

    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:

    Apoyota Domain

    Morgor Crimson Pirates

    Nang Ta-khian Public Co

    Indaol Independents

    Democrats of Masans

    Values Party of Orishpucho

    Frigaha Purple Pirates

    League of Tutumuye

    Aristocrats of G 239-25

    Ekonir Organisation

    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.

  • July 26, 3303
  • 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:

    Ngadjal Citizens' Forum

    Wolf 718 Comms Solutions

    Paesing Purple Public Inc

    Movement for Kartenes Democrats

    Hand Gang of LTT 13866

    64 Arietis Jet General Solutions

    New Bomazi Front

    Traditional HIP 19157 Focus

    Calennero Crew

    HIP 117960 Bridge Systems

    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:

    Chamunda Crimson Gang

    Revolutionary Party of Nuenets

    Dragons of HIP 1914

    Findja Empire Assembly

    Nationalists of Aulin

    Independents of LHS 3262

    Crimson Major Incorporated

    Progressive Party of LP 542-33

    Leaders of Aunochis

    Hand Gang of LTT 13866

    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.

  • July 25, 3303
  • 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:

    Ngadjal Citizens' Forum

    Wolf 718 Comms Solutions

    Paesing Purple Public Inc

    Movement for Kartenes Democrats

    Hand Gang of LTT 13866

    64 Arietis Jet General Solutions

    New Bomazi Front

    Traditional HIP 19157 Focus

    Calennero Crew

    HIP 117960 Bridge Systems

    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:

    Chamunda Crimson Gang

    Revolutionary Party of Nuenets

    Dragons of HIP 1914

    Findja Empire Assembly

    Nationalists of Aulin

    Independents of LHS 3262

    Crimson Major Incorporated

    Progressive Party of LP 542-33

    Leaders of Aunochis

    Hand Gang of LTT 13866

    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.

  • July 23, 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:

    Ambivas Power Partners

    G 99-49 Life Industry

    Durius Dominion

    Alliance of Yemakinni

    Workers of Ahaykenkan Confederacy

    Mentesuri Network

    Coalition of Reieni

    Khruvani Universal Organisation

    Kwatyriel and Co

    Aguane Shared

    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

    Firdaus Transport Company

    Tau-2 Gruis A United Systems

    Coalition of Djagana

    Kotigen Natural Organisation

    LTT 537 Future

    Independents of HIP 22006

    HIP 20916 Left Party

    Lumbla Universal PLC

    HIP 47058 Central Corp.

    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.

  • July 22, 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:

    Ambivas Power Partners

    G 99-49 Life Industry

    Durius Dominion

    Alliance of Yemakinni

    Workers of Ahaykenkan Confederacy

    Mentesuri Network

    Coalition of Reieni

    Khruvani Universal Organisation

    Kwatyriel and Co

    Aguane Shared

    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

    Firdaus Transport Company

    Tau-2 Gruis A United Systems

    Coalition of Djagana

    Kotigen Natural Organisation

    LTT 537 Future

    Independents of HIP 22006

    HIP 20916 Left Party

    Lumbla Universal PLC

    HIP 47058 Central Corp.

    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.