26 травня 2022 р.
Fight for the Kumo Crew
The Kumo Crew syndicate has engaged in open warfare on the pirate insurrectionists gathered in the HIP 10792 system.
A recent coup attempt led by Arch-Corsair Vidar Trask, formerly one of the senior members of the Kumo Council, has failed. His forces were unable to eliminate Delaine and take control of the criminal organisation.
The rebels' vessels have concentrated in HIP 10792. Trask is commanding a coalition of loyalists, independent pirate gangs and as-yet unidentified mercenaries, collectively calling themselves the Trask Death Corsairs.
Despite suffering from some visible wounds as a result of the assassination attempt, Archon Delaine broadcast this message:
"Trask has betrayed all of us, and for that I want him crushed! I will pay well to wipe out every single traitor who fights in his name."
The Kumo Council faction will reward all independent pilots supporting its operation against the Trask Death Corsairs in the HIP 10792 system, which is being orchestrated from Crimson Exchange.
Should the initiative reach Tier 1, the following paint jobs will be made available to qualifying contributors:
Top 75% - Viper Mk III Pirate Faction Orange Top 50% - Vulture Pirate Faction Purple Top 25% - Fer-de-Lance Pirate Faction Red
These rewards are cumulative, and higher contributor bands will receive the paint jobs from lower bands.
The faction has set out a week-long operation to take control of the system, which will begin on the 19th of May 3308.
19 травня 2022 р.
Seltene Waren für Rackham-Festivität beschaffen
The entrepreneur Zachary Rackham has asked for deliveries of rare items to Edmondson High in the Beta Hydri system.
At a press conference on the planet Homeland, Mr Rackham announced:
"It's not every day that a humble businessman like me celebrates becoming a trillionaire! So I'm holding a week-long party in the upper floors of Rackham's Spire. To make sure my guests are entertained, I'll need to keep my stocks of Apa Vietti from Upaniklis, Gerasian Gueuze Beer from Geras, Pantaa Prayer Sticks from George Pantazis, Uszaian Tree Grubs from Uszaa and Anduliga Fire Works from Anduliga high throughout the entire week."
"I've also arranged for pilots to receive temporary permits to the Beta Hydri system, which will last until the 2nd of June. Anything to make life easier for my trader friends!"
Mr Rackham faced criticism for hosting a celebration at a time when so many have died in recent Thargoid attacks. In response, he claimed he had "a duty to boost public morale by filling the news with happier stories".
Financial reporter Bryanna Blanco commented in The Federal Times:
"The guest list for this party includes politicians, media magnates, publicity gurus, and many others who would prove useful if you were running a presidential campaign. Should Rackham get enough of them on his side – presumably by sparing no expense on their comfort and entertainment – I think he'll officially set his sights on the Federation's top job."
The campaign will run until the 19th May 3308. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
12 травня 2022 р.
Deliver meta-alloys to support Professor Palin's research project
Commanders have been asked to collect meta-alloys from Thargoid barnacles as part of a wider xenological study.
The research project is being orchestrated by Professor Ishmael Palin, one of the most prominent experts in Thargoid technology:
"With escalating Thargoid activity in the core systems, it is increasingly important that we learn as much as possible about this species. Only through scientific study can we better comprehend their biomechanical nature and, where possible, enhance our defences against it."
"The initial phase requires fresh samples of meta-alloys, the unique material used in the construction of Thargoid vessels. These can be harvested from barnacles that the Thargoids have seeded on selected planets."
Pilots can deliver meta-alloys to the starport James Sneddon in the Morten-Marte system. As part of the Federal Reclamation Co's support for this initiative, the station's market offers a high price for any Thargoid tissue samples.
In addition to credit payments for all those delivering meta-alloys, class 4A, 5A and 6A corrosion resistant cargo racks will be available to selected contributors. The 5A and 6A versions have been exclusively manufactured for this project, and are not commercially available at present.
Professor Palin stated that possessing these cargo racks will be of great benefit in the project's planned second phase, scheduled to occur in the next few weeks.
The cargo racks will be awarded as follows:
Top 75%: 4A Corrosion Resistant Cargo Rack (capacity 16) Top 50%: 5A Corrosion Resistant Cargo Rack (capacity 32) Top 10%: 6A Corrosion Resistant Cargo Rack (capacity 64)
The campaign will run until the 12th May 3308. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
5 травня 2022 р.
Sirius Corp Humanitarian Campaign for Didio
Sirius Corporation has organised humanitarian support for the Didio system, which is under attack by Thargoid vessels.
The Alliance Defence Fleet is currently combating the Thargoid threat in Didio, under the command of Admiral Rachel Ziegler.
Admiral Nikolas Glass, who acts as a liaison between the megacorp and the Alliance Defence Force, provided details of the campaign:
"With the strategic defence pact yet to be ratified, the Council of Admirals has not approved the deployment of Sirius Navy ships as part of an Allied fleet. However, Sirius Corporation is keen to show its commitment to helping the Alliance, and will do so by supplying vital resources to the Didio system's besieged population."
"Large quantities of basic medicines, evacuation shelters and food cartridges are urgently required. These can be delivered to Chariot of Rhea in the Leesti system, from where they will be delivered to Didio in military convoys."
A joint operation between the superpowers is currently underway in Didio, Novas and Sosong to counter recent Thargoid invasions. This is to buy time for Salvation's anti-xeno superweapons to be constructed.
The delivery campaign begins on the 28th April and will run until the 5th May 3308. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
12 травня 2022 р.
Support Federal Anti-Xeno Efforts in Sosong
The Federation is offering bounties on Thargoid vessels in the Sosong system.
Commodore Morag Halloran, who coordinates Salvation's military forces, broadcast this message on public channels:
"Salvation has started construction of three anti-xeno superweapons to expunge the latest Thargoid infestation. He estimates two more weeks before these devices become operational. Until that time, it is vital that we keep the Thargoids at bay to minimise civilian casualties."
The anti-xeno taskforce of the Federal Navy is part of a joint operation to buy time for the superweapons to be completed. This includes rewarding independent pilots for defending the Sosong system.
Commanders can hand in combat bonds for Thargoid kills until the 12th of May 3308 at Sturckow Orbital in the Lesheima system.
Jade Sanderlyn, a reporter for Vox Galactica, has been granted permission to interview the admirals in command of the taskforces. Her conversation with Admiral Maxton Price is being broadcast by the flagship FNS Amphion in Sosong and will be syndicated via newsfeeds.
The campaign begins on the 28th April and will run until the 12th May 3308.