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14 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Kapurri Emperor's Grace

Betel Free

Ovid Democrats

Leschanatya Future

Dilga Empire Consulate

HIP 111755 Commodities

CD-54 9671 Empire Group

Partnership of Bean

HIP 117865 Empire Pact

Tetek Patrons of Law

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:

Delphin Blue Federal PLC

HIP 105577 Boys

Kvenland Services

HIP 10570 Constitution Party

Junga Patron's Principles

United Hatmehit Revolutionary Party

HIP 15545 Public Network

Chicoana Silver Travel Corp.

Auste Gold Ring

Hand Gang of Taunitoq

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.

13 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

HIP 5712 State Corp.

Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

Union of Wolf 359 Labour

Potriti Gold Mafia

AG+21 1754 Citizen Party

Eranin Peoples Party

Chet Crimson Society

Marquis du HIP 110867

Villae Cartel

Luyten's Star Co

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Ross 754 Labour

Cemiess Commodities

Labour of Ethgreze

Kokary Liberals

United LHS 3479 Green Party

Chamunda Crimson Gang

The Pilots Federation

Zugen Incorporated

39 Tauri Interstellar

Revolutionary Heheng Future

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

13 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Superpowers Respond to Strange Sightings

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Following reports of mysterious spacecraft in human-inhabited space, the leaders of the galaxy's three superpowers have released official statements.

Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval, currently undertaking a tour of Imperial systems, exhibited reservation:

"To surmise that these encounters constitute proof of the existence of non-human intelligence would be rash in the extreme. We cannot rule out the possibility that these ships could be experimental human spacecraft, or even the product of an intricate hoax. I urge all Imperial citizens to remain calm, and not to leap to conclusions."

Federal President Zachary Hudson, meanwhile, struck a characteristically strident tone:

"I have reviewed the footage submitted by the galactic community. Granted, the evidence is not conclusive. But tell me this: Would you rather prepare for an attack that may not come, or be met by an attack you did not prepare for? We know nothing about the true nature or purpose of these vessels. It would be in our best interest to prepare for any eventuality."

By contrast, Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon was diplomatic:

"Like the Emperor, I believe it would be premature to conclude that these are non-human spacecraft. But it is clear to me that these encounters warrant further investigation. We must gather further evidence, and keep an open mind. Knowledge, not ignorance. Proof, not speculation. That is the way forward."

12 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Coquim Industry

Green Party of HIP 103138

GCRV 4654 State Interstellar

Crimson State Group

Apoyota Domain

Modgud Commodities

Blue Dynamic Group

Gitxsan Limited

Autocracy of Phi Gruis

Social Bakaduninka Future

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

12 JAN 3303 – Freelance Report: Fuel Rats Complete 20,000th Rescue

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On the 7th of January 3303, the Fuel Rats successfully completed their 20,000th rescue since their foundation in June 3301. The milestone was reached during a busy weekend that saw the group complete a total of 230 rescues. Sources at Fuel Rats headquarters in the Fuelum system linked the spike in cases to curiosity surrounding reported sightings of non-human spacecraft.

The Fuel Rats Mischief, an auxiliary wing of the Fuel Rats, revealed that the 20,000th rescue took place in the Alrai Sector, with Commanders Esxste, FightingCookie and Hillbillypolenta flying out to rescue the stranded pilot. The group also paid tribute to Commander Termite Altair, who has completed an unprecedented 750 successful rescues.

When asked about reports of alien ships, a Fuel Rats spokesperson said the group would remain true to its policy of neutrality and give fuel to non-human vessels if requested.

Tivec

12 JAN 3303 – Community Goal: Conflict in Parun

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It has been several weeks since conflict was reported between the Empire and the Federation, following months of hostility between the two superpowers. The last incident connected to the Empire-Federation rift was a clash between the Pleiades Resource Enterprise and the Ant Hill Mob in November. Since then, there have been no reports of conflict.

But intelligence recovered from the Parun system indicates that Laksmii Jet Power Industries, an Empire-aligned organisation, has devised a plot to smuggle quantities of personal weapons, explosives and reactive armour into Underwood Port. It is understood that Imperial agents based in the system will use these items to conduct guerrilla attacks against the Independents of Parun, the system's controlling faction.

Having received word of this plot, the Independents of Parun has placed bounties on all Laksmii Jet Power Industries ships operating in Parun in the hope of thwarting the operation. Both factions have appealed to the galactic community for support, promising to reward pilots who support their campaigns.

The rival operations begin on the 12th of January 3303 and will run for one week. If either organisation achieves its aims earlier than planned, the operations will end immediately.

12 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Appeal for Materials Concludes

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A spokesperson for Balones Gold Touch Systems has announced that its appeal for materials has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Tiedemann Dock, the organisation's base of operations.

A spokesperson for the organisation released the following statement:

"Balones Gold Touch Systems extends its deepest gratitude to the galactic community for its support."

"We know you have questions, but we make you no promises. It will take time to develop these devices. And even when the probes are despatched, we may find nothing. But anything we do discover, we will readily share with the galactic community."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Tiedemann Dock in the Balones system.

11 JAN 3303 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

11 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

HIP 10570 Constitution Party

Delphin Blue Federal PLC

HIP 105577 Boys

HIP 73428 Exchange

Kvenland Services

Junga Patron's Principles

Bureau of HIP 1914 Focus

United Hatmehit Revolutionary Party

Gliese 868 Services

Hand Gang of Taunitoq

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

HIP 105577 One

League of Villae

Kvenland Services

GCRV 4654 State Interstellar

Junga Interstellar

HIP 32350 Industries

Hatmehit Purple Crew

Leesti Alliance Union

HIP 9610 Jet Legal Systems

Conservatives of HIP 41984

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

11 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Engineers Reduce Requirements

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The galaxy's independent engineers have announced a joint accord designed to make enhancements for civilian spacecraft more affordable. A spokesperson confirmed the accord was intended to ensure the safety of independent pilots traversing the space lanes.

As a consequence, independent engineers will no longer require commodities in order to upgrade modules and weapons – only materials will be needed.

Meanwhile, in a fortunate turn of events, analysts have reported that the market value of a number of commodities has risen. Consequently, pilots seeking to offload commodities can do so profitably.

10 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Morgor Crimson Pirates

Amahu Labour

Lokitaka Mu Silver Universal Net

LHS 535 Silver United Ltd

Blue Major Exchange

G 180-18 Jet Society

United CD-61 6801 Democrats

Official CD-61 6801 Flag

People's Bactondinks Future

Velnians Gold Transport Holdings

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:

Fusang Fortune Commodities

Vanayequi Independents

Uszaa Society

Quator Ring

Democrats of BD-02 4304

Bhotho Rats

Segoveduwa Empire Party

Nationalists of Aulin

Aulin Focus

Xuanduna Silver Allied PLC

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.

10 JAN 3303 – Freelance Report: Imperial Factions React to Discovery

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In recent days, a number of pilots have reported being pulled from hyperspace by alien-looking ships. Reactions have ranged from shock and fear to curiosity and excitement.

Influential Imperial groups the Chapterhouse of Inquisition, Lavigny's Legion and the 9th Legion have issued strict no-fire orders to their pilots in the event that they are confronted by these mysterious vessels. The orders follow reports that the ships are not acting aggressively and are simply scanning ships they encounter.

"Under no circumstances should any of our pilots engage these vessels," said Governor Shelby Ortega, speaking from Chapterhouse of Inquisition headquarters in Kamadhenu.

"We do not know their motivations, so to act rashly could have dire consequences. Be mindful that these vessels can seemingly disable ship systems on a whim. We should avoid making enemies of beings we know nothing about."

Commander Jubei Himura

10 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Baudin Landing, Lyncis Sector MC-V b2-1

Descartes Station, Neche

Dogmaa, Wolfberg

Frick Base, Naurung

Frobisher Terminal, Yimakuapa

Maia Point, Maia

Obsidian Orbital, Maia

Onnes Gateway, LFT 37

Roentgen Hub, LFT 37

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Solovyev Port, HIP 8865

Tall Enterprise, Ngalia

Tarelkin Dock, LP 462-19

Vela Port, Amarak

Wright City, Elli

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Amnuel Dock, Kwiamoni

Hinz Hub, Ngobe

Spring Gateway, LHS 215

Weyn Dock, 64 Arietis

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl

Carter Port, Rhea

Cayley Landing, Atroan

Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar

Finney Dock, Eleu

Gilmour Orbiter, Tau Ceti

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Irens Dock, Manite

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Li Qing Jao, Sol

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Manakov Survey, Aeduci

Melvin Hub, GD 1192

Noctrach-Ihazevich Research Facility, Pleiades Sector AB-W b2-4

Panshin Port, Heikegani

Roberts Port, CD-52 9732

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

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

Birkhoff Station, Chnemine

Bohr Prospect, Kisatsya

Gaiman Dock, 49 Arietis

Hahn Gateway, Nanomam

Haisheng Orbital, HR 8474

Phillips Terminal, CD-72 190

Williamson Hub, Kogich

10 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Baudin Landing, Lyncis Sector MC-V b2-1

Descartes Station, Neche

Dogmaa, Wolfberg

Frick Base, Naurung

Frobisher Terminal, Yimakuapa

Maia Point, Maia

Obsidian Orbital, Maia

Onnes Gateway, LFT 37

Roentgen Hub, LFT 37

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Solovyev Port, HIP 8865

Tall Enterprise, Ngalia

Tarelkin Dock, LP 462-19

Vela Port, Amarak

Wright City, Elli

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Amnuel Dock, Kwiamoni

Hinz Hub, Ngobe

Spring Gateway, LHS 215

Weyn Dock, 64 Arietis

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl

Carter Port, Rhea

Cayley Landing, Atroan

Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar

Finney Dock, Eleu

Gilmour Orbiter, Tau Ceti

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Irens Dock, Manite

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Li Qing Jao, Sol

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Manakov Survey, Aeduci

Melvin Hub, GD 1192

Noctrach-Ihazevich Research Facility, Pleiades Sector AB-W b2-4

Panshin Port, Heikegani

Roberts Port, CD-52 9732

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

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

Birkhoff Station, Chnemine

Bohr Prospect, Kisatsya

Gaiman Dock, 49 Arietis

Hahn Gateway, Nanomam

Haisheng Orbital, HR 8474

Phillips Terminal, CD-72 190

Williamson Hub, Kogich

09 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Social Zaragas Independents

New 31 Aquilae Green Party

Ngaliba Blue Camorra

Order of Ethgreze

G 41-14 Purple Travel Solutions

Kokary Holdings

Ruchbah Industry

Zeessze Clan

Eravate Network

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

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:

Zugen Incorporated

i Bootis Central Limited

HIP 111755 Gold Cartel

Flesk Transport Organisation

League of Ross 1015

Purple Central and Co

Green Party of CD-54 4840

Comanga Crimson Crew

Movement for Anu Free

Bento Labour

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.

07 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Fawaol Patrons of Law

Durius Dominion

Allied Herthans Front

Betel Free

Lao Gobe Coalition

Sui Xenates Indie Union

Jaques

Labour of Kalads

Revolutionary Abazates Democrats

Styra Empire League

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:

Ross 754 Labour

Labour of Ethgreze

Revolutionary Heheng Future

Labour of Geras

Ross 210 Pro-Alliance Party

Ciguru Republic Party

LHS 3384 Progressive Party

Emperor's Will

Codorain Network

Nahuatl Guardians of Tradition

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.

07 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Hyperspace

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Continuing our popular series on significant episodes from human history, noted historian Sima Kalhana discusses the development of the hyperdrive.

"Hyperspace technology originated in the early 22nd Century, but it wasn't until the 2800s that consumer ships began to take advantage of it."

"The first commercially available hyperspace system was known as the 'Faraway Jump'. The Faraway system was far from perfect, however, depending on a complex network of monitoring satellites, branch lines, stop points and rescue stations – which took hundreds of years to establish – to operate smoothly."

"It was around this time the phrase 'witch-space' first appeared, reflecting the inherent dangers of early hyperspace technology and the strange 'corridor' a ship travelled through during a hyperspace jump. Some even believed witch-space was haunted by 'ghosts of ships that went into Faraway and didn't come out again'. It is certainly true that a number of ships never reached their destinations."

"The original hyperdrives were powered by a fuel known as quirium, the formula for which was a closely guarded secret. When this formula was lost, the hyperspace industry suffered a major setback. A number of different drives strove to fill the void left by the quirium drives, but it was the Type 2b that proved most popular. Unfortunately, ships equipped with a 2b left behind a hyperspace 'cloud' at their entry and exit points, making it all too easy for malcontents to track and ambush these vessels."

"In the late 3290s, a new hyperspace system emerged that immediately rendered the Type 2b obsolete. Jump times were reduced to mere seconds, as they had been with quirium drives, without any loss in jump range. Journeys that had hitherto been considered unfeasible were now within the realms of possibility."

"Even today, hyperspace remains poorly understood. Many pilots have reported glimpsing inexplicable lights, and even structures, within the witch-space tunnels. It may be centuries before all of its mysteries are unravelled."

06 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Lords of Ngaliba

Avan Labour Union

Coalition of Ngaliba

LTT 377 Purple General Corp.

V886 Centauri Corporation

HIP 32350 Industries

Independents of Duamta

Mooramoora Union Party

Allied Ualapalor League

New Zeta Tucanae Free

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Colanja Gold Power Services

Cemiess Commodities

Ross 754 Universal and Co

Kokary Liberals

Chamunda Crimson Gang

Crimson State Group

HIP 19773 Shared

Liberty Party of LP 751-1

39 Tauri Interstellar

Alioth Pro-Alliance Group

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

06 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Thargoids Sighted?

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Media outlets throughout the galaxy are abuzz with news of an event that many are interpreting as an encounter with non-human life.

According to reports, an independent pilot by the name of Commander DP Sayre was interdicted en route to the Aries Dark Region XU-O b6-3 by a highly unusual ship bearing no resemblance to any known human craft.

As the Commander's ship was plucked from hyperspace, all their systems were completely disabled. The mysterious craft subjected the pilot's vessel to some kind of scan before departing, at which point the hapless Commander's ship returned to life.

Commentators reviewing the pilot's recording of the event have noted strong similarities between the mysterious craft and the shipwrecks found in the Pleiades Sector AB-W B2-4 and the HIP 17862 system.

Is the ship a Thargoid vessel? This is the question many are asking.

We will continue to bring you up-to-the-minute updates on this story.

05 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Order of Ethgreze

HIP 8593 Empire League

Vanayequi Independents

Coquim Industry

GCRV 4654 State Interstellar

Junga Interstellar

The Pilots Federation

Sol Workers' Party

Independents of Mildeptu

Modgud Commodities

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

05 JAN 3303 – Community Goal: The Colonia Expansion

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Last month, the Colonia Council launched the first in a series of initiatives to determine which organisations would join the rapidly expanding Colonia community. The Council has now launched a second initiative, once again giving the galaxy's minor factions an opportunity to establish a permanent presence in the Colonia Nebula.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the organisation said:

"We were delighted with the response to the first initiative, which demonstrated a clear commitment to the Colonia community."

"For this appeal, we are once again asking pilots to deliver a specific commodity to Jaques Station on behalf of their chosen organisation in order to earn a migration visa."

"At the end of the campaign, the ten factions that have made the largest contribution will earn the right to settle in one of the systems we have targeted for colonisation. A new planetary outpost will be constructed in the system for the organisation's sole use."

The campaign begins on the 5th of January 3303 and will run for four weeks. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

05 JAN 3303 – Community Goal: Balones Gold Touch Systems Appeals for Materials

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Balones Gold Touch Systems has placed an open order for materials for use in a forthcoming project. A bulletin from the organisation confirms that pilots who deliver mined osmium, praseodymium and methanol monohydrate crystals to Tiedemann Dock in the Balones system will be generously rewarded.

A spokesperson for the organisation elaborated on the nature of the project:

"The purpose of this programme is to develop a number of advanced deep-space probes – ones that will reveal more about what lies beyond the borders of our galaxy."

"We at Balones Gold Touch Systems believe galactic civilisation is on the cusp of a paradigm shift. The alien shipwrecks and the Synuefe ruins leave no room for doubt: we are not alone in the universe."

"Knowledge is the currency of the future. Not money. Not weapons. Knowledge. And how best to acquire this knowledge? With the instruments that Balones Gold Touch Systems is developing."

The campaign begins on the 5th of January 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

05 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Alliance Campaign Concludes

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The Alliance has announced that its campaign to build a planetary outpost in the California Nebula has received the enthusiastic support of the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots responded to the appeal for construction materials by delivering geological equipment, hazardous environment suits and surface stabilisers to Tshang City in the Furuhjelm III-674 system.

The campaign also received the support of hundreds of combat pilots, who protected those delivering commodities by neutralising agitators in Furuhjelm III-674.

Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon released a brief statement:

"I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to those who supported this campaign. Remember – the Alliance means freedom."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Tshang City in the Furuhjelm III-674 system.

05 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Festive Appeal Concludes

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Clauss Incorporated has announced that its festive appeal received the enthusiastic support of the galactic community, with hundreds of pilots taking to their ships to transport personal gifts from Frost Dock in the Njambalba system to Clauss Port in the Santa Muerte system. Nicolas St Clauss, CEO of Clauss Incorporated, released a brief statement:

"We're delighted with the response. We'd like to thank the galactic community for helping us spread joy through the galaxy."

In addition to offering generous remuneration, Clauss Incorporated has promised to reward those who made the largest contributions with special festive prizes.

04 JAN 3303 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

04 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

HIP 73428 Exchange

HIP 19773 Shared

HIP 105577 Boys

HIP 10570 Constitution Party

Zelano Systems

Junga Interstellar

Dulos Defence Party

Allied Ualapalor League

Chicoana Silver Travel Corp.

Auste Gold Ring

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

HIP 105577 One

HIP 22145 Gold Mafia

Kvenland Services

Order of Ethgreze

Zeaex Flag

Conservatives of HIP 41984

Cuicatec Gold Power Co

Hatmehit Purple Crew

HIP 9610 Jet Legal Systems

Traditional Auste Dominion

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

03 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Ngaliba Blue Camorra

Kokary Holdings

Coalition of Ngaliba

Dragons of HIP 1914

Democrats of BD-02 4304

Union of Sowiio Green Party

Independents of LHS 3262

Liberty Party of Theta Indi

United Wat Yu Confederacy

Djinaura Order

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:

LHS 3479 Interstellar

Conservatives of HIP 41984

WISE 0855-0714 Gold Gang

Ross 490 Mafia

i Bootis Central Limited

Independents of LHS 3262

Findja Empire Assembly

Baraswar Crimson Vision Ltd

Opala Power Commodities

Tiethay Family

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.

03 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Xihe Purple Brothers

Sanna Galactic PLC

Amahu Labour

Tiethay Family

Naungni Patrons of Law

Ross 775 for Equality

Mictlan Netcoms PLC

Official CD-61 6801 Flag

Angurongo Patron's Principles

Marquis du Cailli

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:

Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

Chamunda Crimson Gang

Anduliga Empire Group

Zeta Aquilae Free

Jaques

Dinde Systems

LHS 535 Silver United Ltd

United CD-61 6801 Democrats

Crimson Major Incorporated

Putamasin Future

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.

03 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Baudin Landing, Lyncis Sector MC-V b2-1

Dogmaa, Wolfberg

Frobisher Terminal, Yimakuapa

Maia Point, Maia

Obsidian Orbital, Maia

Onnes Gateway, LFT 37

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Solovyev Port, HIP 8865

Tall Enterprise, Ngalia

Tarelkin Dock, LP 462-19

Vela Port, Amarak

Wright City, Elli

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl

Carter Port, Rhea

Cayley Landing, Atroan

Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar

Finney Dock, Eleu

Gilmour Orbiter, Tau Ceti

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Irens Dock, Manite

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Li Qing Jao, Sol

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Manakov Survey, Aeduci

Noctrach-Ihazevich Research Facility, Pleiades Sector AB-W b2-4

Panshin Port, Heikegani

Roberts Port, CD-52 9732

Phillips Terminal, CD-72 190

Melvin Hub, GD 1192

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

Harris Claim, Tomas

Phillips Terminal, CD-72 190

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

Roentgen Hub, LFT 37

Birkhoff Station, Chnemine

Descartes Station, Neche

Bohr Prospect, Kisatsya

Frick Base, Naurung

Saunders's Dive, Wolf 1301

02 JAN 3303 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Social Zaragas Independents

New 31 Aquilae Green Party

Avan Labour Union

LTT 377 Purple General Corp.

G 41-14 Purple Travel Solutions

Labour of Ethgreze

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Laedla and Co

Liberty Party of Zeessze

Panoi Holdings

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:

LHS 535 Silver United Ltd

League of Ross 1015

Alacha Purple Society

Dragons of Neche

HIP 5700 Electronics Co

Etznabal Silver Boys

Comanga Crimson Crew

Union of Aparctias Future

h Draconis Resistance

Ys Silver Major Group

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.

31 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Branglal PLC

Bodb Dearg Order

Sesmu Incorporated

Ahayus Syndicate

Any Kutjara Legal Incorporated

Djinaura Brotherhood

Mbayame Domain

Quiness Crimson Legal Solutions

Meiri Blue Crew

Marquis du Unuteniling

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:

Ross 754 Labour

i Bootis Democrats

Workers of TZ Arietis Democrats

Confederation of Dahan

Peng Dung Jet Creative Network

Leaders of LFT 1404

Aisoci Empire League

Movement for Tobarci Confederacy

Allied Lacabil Conservatives

HIP 113010 Empire Assembly

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.

30 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

Lords of Ngaliba

Siluruba Purple Transport Ltd

Coalition of Ngaliba

LHS 3479 Interstellar

HIP 32350 Industries

Zugen Incorporated

Alpha Centauri Gold Brotherhood

Revolutionary Party of Nuenets

New Zeta Tucanae Free

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Colanja Gold Power Services

Ross 754 Labour

Green Party of HIP 103138

GCRV 4654 State Interstellar

Kokary Liberals

Crimson State Group

Junga Patron's Principles

Liberty Party of LP 751-1

Independents of Mildeptu

Revolutionary Heheng Future

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

29 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Limapa Blue State Commodities

The Pilots Federation

39 Tauri Interstellar

Independents of Duamta

V886 Centauri Future

Delta Phoenicis Limited

Inupiates Patrons of Law

Fawaol Patrons of Law

HIP 296 Guardians of Tradition

Momotaro Silver State PLC

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

28 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

Zeessze Clan

HIP 8593 Empire League

Junga Interstellar

HIP 73428 Exchange

Kvenland Services

Chicoana Silver Travel Corp.

LHS 1387 Jet Mob

Khakum Prison Colony

Parhul Silver Electronics Hldgs

Crowfor Liberty Party

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

Left Party of HIP 43845

HIP 105577 One

HIP 22145 Gold Mafia

Zeessze Clan

Siluruba Purple Transport Ltd

HIP 19773 Shared

Ololos Drug Empire

Purungurawn Purple Society

Traditional Auste Dominion

HIP 14759 Guardians of Tradition

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

28 DEC 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

27 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Ngaliba Blue Camorra

Kokary Holdings

Coalition of Ngaliba

Dragons of HIP 1914

Democrats of BD-02 4304

Union of Sowiio Green Party

Independents of LHS 3262

Liberty Party of Theta Indi

United Wat Yu Confederacy

Djinaura Order

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:

LHS 3479 Interstellar

Conservatives of HIP 41984

WISE 0855-0714 Gold Gang

Ross 490 Mafia

i Bootis Central Limited

Independents of LHS 3262

Findja Empire Assembly

Baraswar Crimson Vision Ltd

Opala Power Commodities

Tiethay Family

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.

26 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Social Zaragas Independents

New 31 Aquilae Green Party

Avan Labour Union

LTT 377 Purple General Corp.

G 41-14 Purple Travel Solutions

Labour of Ethgreze

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Laedla and Co

Liberty Party of Zeessze

Panoi Holdings

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:

LHS 535 Silver United Ltd

League of Ross 1015

Alacha Purple Society

Dragons of Neche

HIP 5700 Electronics Co

Etznabal Silver Boys

Comanga Crimson Crew

Union of Aparctias Future

h Draconis Resistance

Ys Silver Major Group

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.

24 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Branglal PLC

Bodb Dearg Order

Sesmu Incorporated

Ahayus Syndicate

Any Kutjara Legal Incorporated

Djinaura Brotherhood

Mbayame Domain

Quiness Crimson Legal Solutions

Meiri Blue Crew

Marquis du Unuteniling

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:

Ross 754 Labour

i Bootis Democrats

Workers of TZ Arietis Democrats

Confederation of Dahan

Peng Dung Jet Creative Network

Leaders of LFT 1404

Aisoci Empire League

Movement for Tobarci Confederacy

Allied Lacabil Conservatives

HIP 113010 Empire Assembly

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.

23 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

Lords of Ngaliba

Siluruba Purple Transport Ltd

Coalition of Ngaliba

LHS 3479 Interstellar

HIP 32350 Industries

Zugen Incorporated

Alpha Centauri Gold Brotherhood

Revolutionary Party of Nuenets

New Zeta Tucanae Free

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Colanja Gold Power Services

Ross 754 Labour

Green Party of HIP 103138

GCRV 4654 State Interstellar

Kokary Liberals

Crimson State Group

Junga Patron's Principles

Liberty Party of LP 751-1

Independents of Mildeptu

Revolutionary Heheng Future

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

23 DEC 3302 – Freelance Report: Allitnil Shatters Fuel-Economy Records

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A new record has been set by Commander Allitnil, who successfully travelled from Sol to Jaques Station in Colonia without making any stops...or equipping a fuel scoop.

The impressive feat took nine days, 5,489 hyperspace jumps and 383 tonnes of hydrogen fuel. Although Commander Allitnil travelled mostly in economic mode, providing regular updates and efficiency calculations, many doubted the trip was possible. But it soon became clear that the amazing efficiency of Allitnil's Anaconda would get him to Jaques with plenty of fuel to spare.

Rumours have surfaced that Commander Allitnil's next challenge might involve travelling from Sol to Beagle Point, but nothing has yet been confirmed.

Alexbrentnall

23 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Federal Exploration Programme in Disarray

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Last month, the Federation launched an appeal for exploration data from a number of remote locations. A competitive appeal was simultaneously launched by a mysterious group known as the Children of Raxxla, which succeeded in completely derailing the Federal initiative. Karl Devene, head of Astrocartography at Mars High, was forced to resign as a result.

Federal exploration projects are currently on hold as a result of the failed initiative, and Devene's successor has not been announced. Meanwhile, the Children of Raxxla has yet to reveal any findings from the data it received, leading some to speculate that the organisation never intended to.

"I believe it was a cynical attempt to sabotage Federal research," said a spokesperson for Mars High Astrocartography. "It was never about exonerating Salomé – they just used her plight to gain the data at the expense of the Federation. Unfortunately, the galactic community proved itself easily manipulated."

Other commentators have concurred with the analysis. Jackson Trent, associate editor of The Imperial Citizen, said:

"I don't understand the allure of Raxxla. They attacked Patreus's flagship and have proved themselves to be criminals of the worst kind. Patreus dealt with Emperor's Dawn – perhaps it's time for him to deal with the Children of Raxxla."

Salomé, known in Imperial circles as Kahina Loren, was killed when the convoy transporting her to Koontz Asylum was interdicted and destroyed. She had been convicted of the attempted assassination of Denton Patreus.

Meanwhile, independent pilots returning from the expedition have reported a series of curious beacons in deep space, but few details have surfaced.

22 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Limapa Blue State Commodities

The Pilots Federation

39 Tauri Interstellar

Apoyota Domain

V886 Centauri Future

Independents of Duamta

Jet Fortune Exchange

Inupiates Patrons of Law

Momotaro Silver State PLC

Fawaol Patrons of Law

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

22 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Wildlife Reserve Campaign Concludes

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Media outlets in the LP 339-7 system have reported that the Starship Enterprises Corporation wildlife reserve campaign has reached a successful conclusion.

Hundreds of independent pilots supported the campaign by delivering essential commodities to Whitson Orbital and neutralising agitators in the LP 339-7 system, allowing those contributing commodities to do so safely.

The commodities will be used to establish a wildlife reserve on the planet LP 339-7 4 A, thereby fulfilling the organisation's ambition to transform LP 339-7 into a popular tourist destination.

Dr Lewis Chapman, CEO of Starship Enterprises, released the following statement:

"We are delighted with the response to this campaign. As we speak, hundreds of animals are being grown in special in vitro chambers. Soon they will be transported to the reserve."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Whitson Orbital in the LP 339-7 system.

22 DEC 3302 – Community Goal: Festive Appeal

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Many cultures choose to mark the end of the galactic year with the giving and receiving of gifts, and this year will be no exception. In anticipation of this busy period, luxury goods supplier Santa Muerte Co-operative has placed an open order for personal gifts. The organisation's CEO, Nicolas St Clauss, released the following statement to the media:

"This year we're asking pilots to bring goods from Frost Dock in the Njambalba system to Clauss Port in Santa Muerte. In exchange, we're offering generous financial rewards and special festive prizes for those who make contributions."

The campaign begins on the 22nd of December 3302 and will run for two weeks. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

22 DEC 3302 – Community Goals: Alliance to Build New Outpost

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Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon has announced plans to construct a planetary outpost in the California Nebula. In a statement, Mahon explained that the new outpost would serve as a centre for xenobiological and astronomical research. He went on to say:

"We have placed an open order for Geological Equipment, Hazardous Environment Suits and Surface Stabilisers for use in the construction of this new outpost, and authorised 160 SOAR to reward pilots who deliver these materials to Tshang City in the Furuhjelm III-674 system."

To ensure those contributing materials can do so safely, 160 SOAR has also placed a kill order on all wanted ships operating in the Furuhjelm III-674 system, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to Tshang City.

The campaign begins on the 22nd of December 3302 and will run for two weeks. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

22 DEC 3302 – Community Goal: People's Tutumu Confederacy Appeal Concludes

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The People's Tutumu Confederacy has released a statement announcing the successful conclusion of its seasonal appeal. Hundreds of pilots responded to the appeal, delivering huge quantities of goods to North Ring in the Tutumu system.

In addition to offering generous premiums for the requested items, the People's Tutumu Confederacy also organised a special prize draw.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from North Ring in the Tutumu system.

21 DEC 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

21 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

Zeessze Clan

HIP 8593 Empire League

HIP 73428 Exchange

Kvenland Services

Junga Interstellar

LHS 1387 Jet Mob

Chicoana Silver Travel Corp.

Khakum Prison Colony

Parhul Silver Electronics Hldgs

Condovichs Purple Partnership

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

HIP 105577 One

Zeessze Clan

Fusang Fortune Commodities

Siluruba Purple Transport Ltd

Left Party of HIP 43845

HIP 19773 Shared

Ololos Drug Empire

Purungurawn Purple Society

LTT 1349 Transport Industry

Machatkwa Inc

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

20 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Kokary Holdings

Ngaliba Blue Camorra

Coalition of Ngaliba

Union of Sowiio Green Party

LP 811-17 Gold Energy Partners

Ross 490 Mafia

Liberty Party of Theta Indi

Shongbon Society

United Wat Yu Confederacy

Djinaura Order

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:

Union of Wolf 359 Labour

Conservatives of HIP 41984

WISE 0855-0714 Gold Gang

Oho Bajo Public Holdings

Independents of LHS 3262

Liberty Party of Theta Indi

Findja Empire Assembly

Nationalists of Aulin

Lacab Kui Patrons of Law

Ovid Defence Force

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.

19 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Colanja Gold Power Services

Limapa Blue State Commodities

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Uru Federal Interstellar

Avan Labour Union

Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

Lords of Ngaliba

Potriti Gold Mafia

Cemiess Commodities

Orrere Ring

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:

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

LHS 535 Silver United Ltd

League of Ross 1015

Alacha Purple Society

Dragons of Neche

Vesuvit Galactic Industries

Etznabal Silver Boys

Comanga Crimson Crew

Andhi Liberals

Progressive Party of Wolf 433

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.

17 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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 114044 Empire Group

Peng Dung Jet Creative Network

Jaques

Revolutionary Abazates Democrats

Chi Eridani Crimson Travel and Co

New Arnemil Liberals

Xhosag Imperial Society

Monoto Commodities

LP 350-75 Fortune Company

Konorubang 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:

Independents of Mildeptu

Gitxsan Limited

Autocracy of Phi Gruis

Ambivas Power Partners

LHS 3598 Transport Group

Regulatory State of Kausan

Smethells 119 Front

LTT 700 Jet Major Holdings

Baraswar Crimson Vision Ltd

Wolf 294 Industry

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.

16 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

New 31 Aquilae Green Party

HIP 5712 State Corp.

Eravate Life Services

V886 Centauri Corporation

Purungurawn Purple Society

Alpha Centauri Gold Brotherhood

Traditional Siluruba Autocracy

Marquis du HIP 110867

Partnership of GD 215

People's Changthini for Equality

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Ross 754 Labour

Laedla and Co

Green Party of HIP 103138

GCRV 4654 State Interstellar

Kokary Liberals

United LHS 3479 Green Party

Coalition of Ngaliba

Crimson State Group

Junga Patron's Principles

Eranin Peoples Party

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

16 DEC 3302 – Freelance Report: Kick the Alien Race Concludes

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The Buckyball Race Club has announced the winners of the Kick the Alien (and Run like Hell) race.

First place was taken by Commander Nookie Mr.Smith with a time of 6 minutes 43 seconds, second place was claimed by Commander Raijiin, who completed the circuit in 6 minutes 56 seconds, and third place was taken by Commander Relooops, who finished the race in 7 minutes and 35 seconds.

The Buckyball Racing Club has extended its thanks to those who took part, and apologised to members of the Apocalyptican Faith, who consider the crash site sacred. The organisation insisted that no permanent damage was done, and all race banners, track markers, hot dog stands and tyre tracks have been removed.

Alec Turner

15 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Coquim Industry

Junga Interstellar

Sol Workers' Party

Modgud Commodities

Ngaledi Federal Corporation

Inupiates Patrons of Law

Blue Dynamic Group

LP 811-17 Gold Energy Partners

Fawaol Patrons of Law

Barnard's Star Alliance

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

15 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Order Restored in Aeternitas

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Aeternitas Industries has announced that its campaign to clear the Aeternitas system of agitators has been a success. Hundreds of pilots responded to the appeal, taking to their ships to eliminate the criminals operating in the system.

Authorities in Aeternitas have extended their gratitude to those who participated in the operation.

Rewards for those who contributed to the initiative are now available for collection at Houtman City.

15 DEC 3302 – Community Goal: Putting LP 339-7 on the Map

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Dr Lewis Chapman, CEO of the Starship Enterprises Corporation, has announced plans to transform the LP 339-7 system into a popular tourist destination.

To achieve this, the Starship Enterprises Corporation intends to establish a wildlife reserve on the planet LP 339-7 4 A. The reserve will be occupied by various cloned Earth animals, genetically tailored to suit their environments, created by the Starship Enterprises Corporation.

In support of this project, the corporation has placed an open order for progenitor cells, animal monitors, aquaponic systems, atmospheric processors, land enrichment systems and advanced medicines. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all wanted ships operating in LP 339-7, to ensure that those contributing commodities to the campaign can do so safely.

The campaign begins on the 15th of December 3302 and will run for one week.

14 DEC 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

14 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

HIP 8593 Empire League

Kvenland Services

Groombridge 1618 Inc

LHS 1387 Jet Mob

Khakum Prison Colony

Family of HIP 106213

Barnard's Star Alliance

LTT 8856 Gold Brotherhood

HIP 305 Nationalists

HIP 114044 Crew

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

Left Party of HIP 43845

Zeessze Clan

Labour of Ethgreze

Fusang Fortune Commodities

Siluruba Purple Transport Ltd

HIP 19773 Shared

Ololos Drug Empire

Uszaa Society

Traditional Auste Dominion

HIP 14759 Guardians of Tradition

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

14 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Beltrami's Claim, Wolf 1509

Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl

Chargaff Port, 20 Ophiuchi

Dogmaa, Wolfberg

Frobisher Terminal, Yimakuapa

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Irens Dock, Manite

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Maia Point, Maia

Obsidian Orbital, Maia

Onnes Gateway, LFT 37

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Solovyev Port, HIP 8865

Tall Enterprise, Ngalia

Tarelkin Dock, LP 462-19

Vela Port, Amarak

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

Wright City, Elli

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Carter Port, Rhea

Cayley Landing, Atroan

Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar

Finney Dock, Eleu

Gilmour Orbiter, Tau Ceti

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Li Qing Jao, Sol

Manakov Survey, Aeduci

Noctrach-Ihazevich Research Facility, Pleiades Sector AB-W b2-4

Panshin Port, Heikegani

Roberts Port, CD-52 9732

Roentgen Hub, LFT 37

Trevithick Dock, LHS 3447

Birkhoff Station, Chnemine

Harris Claim, Tomas

Phillips Terminal, CD-72 190

12 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Colanja Gold Power Services

Uru Federal Interstellar

Avan Labour Union

Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

Union of Wolf 359

Coalition of Ngaliba

Lords of Ngaliba

Potriti Gold Mafia

Coquim Industry

Orrere Ring

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:

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

The Pilots Federation

Alacha Purple Society

49 Arietis Left Party

LHS 4031 Ring

Hotototo Stakeholders

Gabri Silver General Limited

HIP 1572 Limited

Citizen Party of Anotchi

Lopocareni United

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.

10 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Vanayequi Independents

Durius Dominion

HR 8170 Brotherhood

Djabe Order

Jaques

Revolutionary Abazates Democrats

Partnership of Triviatii

Lampade Empire Party

HIP 27371 Empire League

Wolf 718 Comms Solutions

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

Iptera Allied Corp.

Nahua Citizens' Forum

Social Bakaduninka Future

HIP 113100 Silver Ring1

Firdaus Transport Company

HIP 114044 Empire Group

Lao Zi Blue Fortune Corp.

Peng Dung Jet Creative Network

Karsha Empire Consulate

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.

09 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Uru Federal Interstellar

Eravate Life Services

New 31 Aquilae Green Party

HIP 5712 State Corp.

Chamunda Crimson Gang

Fusang Fortune Commodities

LHS 3479 Interstellar

LTT 377 Purple General Corp.

Ross 754 Universal and Co

Luyten 674-15 Industries

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Cemiess Commodities

Yakabugai Exchange

Kini Drug Empire

Order of Ethgreze

United LHS 3479 Green Party

Crimson State Group

GCRV 4654 State

Ross 754 Labour

Independents of Mildeptu

39 Tauri Interstellar

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

09 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Ram Tah Breaks his Silence

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Ram Tah, the reclusive engineer leading research into the Synuefe ruins, has broken his silence. In a statement, he said:

"I have made the first step in unlocking the ruins' secrets! Using data delivered by independent pilots and explorers, my researchers and I have created a decryption algorithm that can decipher the data patterns contained in the mysterious obelisks."

"But although this is extremely exciting, the real work has only just begun. I have taken measures to ensure that our algorithm is automatically uploaded to any ship that docks at a starport in the Meene system. The algorithm will allow independent researchers to decrypt data from the site."

"I sincerely believe that the knowledge in the Synuefe ruins belongs to us all, and I intend to do everything I can to facilitate access to that knowledge."

09 DEC 3302 – Freelance Report: Pilot Completes Extensive Survey

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Commander MissingSea of the Deep Recon X exploration team has completed an extensive survey of the Eol Prou GG-X d1 sub sector, located between 260 and 370 light years from Colonia.

The sub-region contains a total of 858 solar systems, only four of which were logged in the Universal Cartographics database prior to Commander MissingSea's expedition.

In total, Commander MissingSea scanned 1,676 stellar bodies, 5,088 planets and most of the sector's 8,705 moons. Of the planets scanned, 332 contained some form of life and a further 333 were found to be candidates for terraforming.

The survey began on the 30th of August and finished on the 3rd of December 3302. The survey overview data is available on request.

Commander Iconoclypse

08 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Colanja Gold Power Services

Limapa Blue State Commodities

Coquim Industry

Junga Patron's Principles

The Pilots Federation

V886 Centauri Corporation

Nuenets Corp.

United Hatmehit Revolutionary Party

Revolutionary Heheng Future

Modgud Commodities

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

08 DEC 3302 – Restoring Order in Aeternitas

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Authorities in the Aeternitas system have reported a sharp increase in the number of criminals operating in the area. Reports indicate that the agitators are attacking pilots travelling in the system, disrupting trade and generally causing discord.

To counter this threat, Aeternitas Industries has placed a kill order on all wanted ships operating in the Aeternitas system, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to Houtman City.

The campaign begins on the 8th of December 3302 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

07 DEC 3302 – Freelance Report: Protesters Gather at Buckyball Events

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In response to the Kick the Alien (and Run like Hell) race, which began on the 22nd of November, huge numbers of protesters have started attending Buckyball Racing Club events throughout the galaxy. Identifying themselves as members of a religious order called the Apocolyptican Faith, the protesters claim the crash site is sacred to their faith and should be protected by law. A spokesperson for the organisation said it would continue to protest at Buckyball events until the club issued a formal apology.

Primus Timothy Dalen, a representative of the organisation, said:

"We are very disappointed with Buckyball Racing Club for treating the cultural and religious practices of others so lightly. We are working towards having these sites protected by local and territorial law, and hope to have something in place by the end of the year."

Commander Vandal Stormovik

07 DEC 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

07 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

Groombridge 1618 Inc

Ololos Drug Empire

Traditional Siluruba Autocracy

Jamatia Central Corp.

Waime Worker's Party

HIP 115314 aristocrats

Nun Purple Mafia

Chukchair Fortune Group

Khakum Prison Colony

Movement for CD-37 641 Free

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

Siluruba Purple Transport Ltd

HIP 19773 Shared

Labour of Ethgreze

Social Zaragas Independents

LTT 377 Purple General Corp.

Zeessze Clan

Independent

Allied Ualapalor League

Iptera Allied Corp.

Ololos Drug Empire

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

06 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Potriti Gold Mafia

Conservatives of HIP 41984

Quator Ring

Bhotho Rats

Velingai Comms

Oho Bajo Public Holdings

Law Party of BD+23 3151

Segoveduwa Empire Party

Liberals of Cordenet

Nationalists of Aulin

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:

Zugen Incorporated

Leaders of BD-08 2963

Shongbon Society

Cegreeth Citizens' Forum

Movement for LHS 463 Values Party

United Chet Worker's Party

Defence Party of Theta Indi

Aristocrats of Saffron

Defence Force of LHS 1122

Taoshamorio Silver Natural Ex

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.

06 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Baudin Landing, Lyncis Sector MC-V b2-1

Beltrami's Claim, Wolf 1509

Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl

Chargaff Port, 20 Ophiuchi

Dogmaa, Wolfberg

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Irens Dock, Manite

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Maia Point, Maia

Obsidian Orbital, Maia

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Solovyev Port, HIP 8865

Tall Enterprise, Ngalia

Tarelkin Dock, LP 462-19

Vela Port, Amarak

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

Wright City, Elli

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Carter Port, Rhea

Cayley Landing, Atroan

Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar

Finney Dock, Eleu

Gilmour Orbiter Tau, Ceti

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Li Qing Jao, Sol

Manakov Survey, Aeduci

Noctrach-Ihazevich Research Facility, Pleiades Sector AB-W b2-4

Panshin Port, Heikegani

Roberts Port, CD-52 9732

Spring Gateway, LHS 215

Trevithick Dock, LHS 3447

Cayley Landing, Atroan

Roentgen Hub, LFT 37

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

Frobisher Terminal, Yimakuapa

Onnes Gateway, LFT 37

06 DEC 3302 – Freelance Report: Candy Crew Dominating Buckyball Race

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As the Kick the Alien (and Run like Hell) race reaches its midpoint, the top of the leaderboard is dominated by members of the Candy Crew Guild. Commander Nookie Mr.Smith took the number one spot on Thursday with a truly incredible 6 minute 43 second run, while Commanders Raijiin and Rewision are sitting comfortably in second and third place respectively.

Twenty-three competitors have so far hurled their SRVs to the shipwreck and back, while at least five more are scheduled to take part.

But although hundreds of SRVs have raced over the wreckage, it continues to show no signs of life. A Buckyball spokesman said, "Either it's dead or it's not a racing fan."

The race continues throughout next week.

05 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Social Zaragas Independents

Brani Federal Holdings

New 31 Aquilae Green Party

Yakabugai Exchange

Ruchbah Industry

Kokary Holdings

Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

Delphin Blue Federal PLC3

Panoi Holdings

Ross 754 Universal and Co

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:

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

HIP 111755 Gold Cartel

HIP 118311 Posse

Atroan Gold Gang

Velnambang Rats

LHS 4031 Ring

People's Isiti for Equality

Balanek Gold Society

HIP 1572 Limited

Lopocareni United

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.

03 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Limapa Blue State Commodities

HIP 96289 Blue Major Inc

Fawaol Patrons of Law

HIP 112052 Central Corporation

Ngakwites Empire Consulate

Sotidji Purple Power Ltd

Li Quang Confederation

Bodharail Empire Party

CD-44 10336 Industries

Cailli Co-operative

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:

Ross 754 Labour

Union of Delta Phoenicis Revolutionary Party

BD+07 4267 Gold General PLC

Independents of LHS 3262

Workers of TZ Arietis Democrats

HIP 114044 Empire Group

LHS 3516 Fortune Company

Anduliga Empire Group

Ngadjal Citizens' Forum

Yamatzicni Ltd

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.

02 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Zeessze Clan

Uru Federal Interstellar

Fusang Fortune Commodities

Green Party of HIP 103138

Chamunda Crimson Gang

Left Party of HIP 43845

HIP 5712 State Corp.

Liberty Party of Zeessze

AG+21 1754 Citizen Party

V886 Centauri Corporation

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Ross 754 Labour

Cemiess Commodities

Limapa Blue State Commodities

Coquim Industry

Crimson State Group

Labour of Ethgreze

HIP 32350 Industries

Sol Workers' Party

39 Tauri Interstellar

Iptera Allied Corp.

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

02 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Amateurs Partially Decrypt Signal

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A small group of EM-transmission technology enthusiasts in the Tionisla system claims to have partially decoded the encrypted message transmitted from the Tionisla Orbital Graveyard by an antique Cobra Mk III a few months ago.

A spokesperson for the group, which calls itself The Hamsters, said:

"So exciting! It was an EM frequency using phase modulation. Really quite clever. It contains a string of numbers, but we don't know what they mean, so we've decided to share it with the galactic community in the hope that someone might be able to decode it. The sequence is: 01 07 10 * 20 22 25 * 01 05 23 03 23 * 10 27 - 23 * 02 03 01 - 02 * 03 04 * 01 * 43 33 31 23 * 07 21 25 27."

Unfortunately The Hamsters' broadcast abruptly stopped at this point, and only static has been received since. When asked about the sudden silence, authorities in Tionisla made the following statement:

"We had no choice but to take them offline as they hadn't renewed their broadcasting licence. We will restore their broadcasting privileges once the appropriate charges have been paid."

02 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Ram Tah Laboratory Attacked

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A few days ago, the research centre at Felice Dock in the Meene system was severely damaged in what has been described as 'an act of vandalism'. Authorities at the starport have confirmed that the attack left many of the facilities irreparably damaged.

Readers will no doubt recall that Ram Tah's research project into the ruins of the Synuefe XR-H d11-102 system is based at Felice Dock.

When asked about the delay in investigating the crime, system security forces said it was considered 'low priority', and that it was "probably the work of opportunists."

Ram Tah released the following statement:

"This is clearly an attempt to undermine my research into the Synuefe ruins. Since my investigations began, a number of agencies have made clear their desire to capitalise on the site for personal, political or military gain. The knowledge contained in the ruins does not belong to one individual or organisation – it belongs to everyone."

"My research programme has relocated to Phoenix Base. Strict security protocols have been instated, and anyone approaching without invitation will be fired upon."

Since this statement was made, the research facility at Phoenix Base has been operating in total radio silence.

01 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Order of Ethgreze

GCRV 4654 State Interstellar

Junga Interstellar

The Pilots Federation

Independents of Mildeptu

Liaedin Electronics PLC

Jet Fortune Exchange

Blue Dynamic Group

Constitution Party of Palengue

LP 811-17 Gold Energy Partners

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

01 DEC 3302 – Community Goal: People's Tutumu Confederacy Appeal

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As the end of the galactic year draws near and people throughout the galaxy start preparing for their end-of-year celebrations, the People's Tutumu Confederacy has announced a special seasonal event.

A spokesperson for the organisation released a brief statement.

"We have placed an open order for gold, pyrophyllite, and mineral oil, and in keeping with the spirit of the season we are offering generous premiums for these items. Additionally, every pilot who brings us these goods will be automatically entered into a prize draw, giving them the opportunity to win a range of fantastic prizes."

"The more you contribute, the better your chance of winning!"

The campaign will run from the 1st to the 16th of December 3302. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

01 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Retail Appeal Ends

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A spokesperson for Tchernobog Free has announced that its appeal for consumer goods has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a huge quantity of deliveries to Vancouver Ring, the organisation's base of operations.

The support of the galactic community allowed Tchernobog Free to keep up with the incredibly high demand ushered in by last Friday's competitive one-day deals.

In a statement, the spokesperson said:

"I'd all but given up. I just couldn't see how we'd get the goods in time. But then a ship docked at Vancouver Ring, groaning under the weight of its cargo. And then another, and another."

"To the pilots who came to our aid, I just want to say – you saved my life!"

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Vancouver Ring in the Tchernobog system.

01 DEC 3302 – Galactic News: Exploration Data Appeals Conclude

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A spokesperson for The Children of Raxxla has announced that its appeal for exploration data has received the enthusiastic support of the galactic community, which delivered large quantities of astronomical data to Sereborv Terminal over the past two weeks. A competing initiative from the Federation proved less popular with the galactic community.

In a brief statement, the spokesperson thanked those who had contributed to the initiative, and continued to say:

"We know there are secrets buried in this data. We only hope we can unlock them in time."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Sereborv Terminal in the HR 6421 system.

01 DEC 3302 – Community Goal: The Colonia Expansion

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Ever since Jaques Station arrived in Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 in June, thousands of galactic citizens have migrated to the system in search of a new way of life. The migration movement has resulted in a number of new outposts in the region, as well as a chain of stations connecting the burgeoning community with the core systems.

With the colony now firmly established in Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 – recently renamed Colonia – the system's governing body, the Colonia Council, has announced plans to colonise the surrounding systems.

In keeping with the spirit of egalitarianism that has characterised the colonisation movement, the Council has announced plans to run a series of appeals that will determine which organisations will occupy the systems surrounding Colonia.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the organisation said:

"With the help of the galactic community, we have been able to establish a secure presence in the Colonia system. Now it's time to open up the rest of the sector for colonisation."

"It is very important that those coming to the Colonia Nebula be committed to the area's ongoing development. That's why we're asking organisations that want to join the Colonia community to demonstrate their dedication by contributing to a resource drive."

"At the start of each month, we will announce which systems have been targeted for colonisation. To earn a migration visa, pilots must deliver a specific commodity to Jaques Station on behalf of their chosen organisation. The nature of the commodity will be specified at the start of the month. Naturally, pilots will be reimbursed for their efforts."

"At the end of the month, the ten factions that have made the largest contribution will earn the right to settle in one of the specified systems. A new planetary outpost will be constructed in the system for the organisation's sole use."

"We should point out that organisations settling in the Colonia Nebula will be considered independent entities, separate from their parent faction."

"Furthermore, the successful organisations will be responsible for working with other like-minded organisations to make the Colonia Nebula a beacon of civilisation."

The first campaign begins on the 1st of December 3302 and will run for four weeks. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

30 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

Social Zaragas Independents

GCRV 4654 State Interstellar

AG+21 1754 Citizen Party

Ololos Drug Empire

Waime Worker's Party

Chukchair Fortune Group

Totegafook Posse

HIP 115314 aristocrats

League of Machimi Front

HIP 15545 Gold Syndicate

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

Social Zaragas Independents

LTT 377 Purple General Corp.

HIP 19773 Shared

Bubii Rats

Uszaa Society

Allied Ualapalor League

Iptera Allied Corp.

Dragons of HIP 1914

HIP 14759 Guardians of Tradition

Ngandrusa Purple Boys

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

30 NOV 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

29 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Akiyama Hub, Shorodo

Baudin Landing, Lyncis Sector MC-V b2-1

Beltrami's Claim, Wolf 1509

Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl

Chargaff Port, 20 Ophiuchi

Dogmaa, Wolfberg

Finney Dock, Eleu

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Irens Dock, Manite

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Maia Point, Maia

Obsidian Orbital, Maia

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Solovyev Port, HIP 8865

Tall Enterprise, Ngalia

Tarelkin Dock, LP 462-19

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

Wright City, Elli

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Carter Port, Rhea

Cayley Landing, Atroan

Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar

Frobac's Hope, Difu

Gilmour Orbiter, Tau Ceti

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Li Qing Jao, Sol

Manakov Survey, Aeduci

Noctrach-Ihazevich Research Facility, Pleiades Sector AB-W b2-4

Panshin Port, Heikegani

Roberts Port, CD-52 9732

Spring Gateway, LHS 215

Trevithick Dock, LHS 3447

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

Vela Port, Amarak

29 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Potriti Gold Mafia

Leaders of BD-08 2963

Barnard's Star Alliance

WISE 0855-0714 Gold Gang

Imenhit Limited

Movement for LHS 463 Values Party

Xuanduna Silver Allied PLC

Social LP 510-10 Future

Tomas Union

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:

Kini Drug Empire

Quator Ring

Bhotho Rats

Xihe Purple Brothers

Segoveduwa Empire Party

Aulin Focus

Imenhit Limited

BD+14 2955 Republic Party

Diaguthivar Dynasty

Nobles of HIP 69783

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.

28 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Colanja Gold Power Services

Limapa Blue State Commodities

Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

Union of Wolf 359 Labour

Ngaliba Blue Camorra

Coalition of Ngaliba

Lords of Ngaliba

Potriti Gold Mafia

Eravate Network

Eravate Life Services

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:

Zaragas Energy Corp.

HIP 111755 Gold Cartel

HIP 118311 Posse

LTT 537 Future

Drug Empire of Caeresi

Vasho Mafia

Lambda-1 Tucanae Progressive Party

Velnambang Rats

Salibi Mafia

Rautandji Gold Partnership

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.

26 NOV 3302 – Freelance Report: Guardian Archangel

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Last week, the galaxy witnessed a truly audacious rescue.

While returning from Beagle Point, Commander Felix Macedonica found himself without sufficient germanium to synthesise a FSD injection and continue his journey home. Faced with the choice of spending the rest of his life 65,000 light years from home or destroying his beloved Lakon Type-6E and riding the escape capsule back to civilisation, Felix was in dire straits indeed.

At that moment, Commander Chiggy Vonrictofen was exploring the Zunou sector. When Chiggy picked up a weak sub-ether distress signal he quickly established a private link with Felix before appraising the system for asteroid belts and ringed planets that could potentially yield germanium. He then departed for Colonia to fit a mining laser and larger fuel tank.

With his ship appropriately equipped, Chiggy proceeded to cover the first 30,000 light years from Jaques in less than 13 hours, a wraith of speed and purpose. Stopping only to sleep, he finally arrived less than 48 hours after receiving Felix's first transmission.

The pair travelled to the nearest belt and Chiggy spooled up the mining laser as Felix watched the scanner. Nickel, iron, sulphur, manganese, phosphorus – the elements kept coming, but not the one they needed.

Despair started to creep in. Then it appeared, a word that brought with it a cascade of emotions: germanium. Felix swooped in and secured his freedom.

"Chiggy's efforts have left me speechless," said Felix. "His perseverance shows that the indomitable human spirit has no bounds."

Commander Mad Billy

Institute for Galactic Exploration and Research

26 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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 112052 Central Corporation

Branglal PLC

Leschanatya Future

Future of LTT 911

Ngun Patron's Principles

Coalition of Djagana

Yhele Empire Party

HIP 29964 Patrons of Law

Sokaram Citizens of Tradition

Gliese 9106 Partners

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:

Labour of Ethgreze

Limapa Blue State Commodities

39 Tauri Interstellar

Gitxsan Limited

Momotaro Silver State PLC

BD+07 4267 Gold General PLC

Nasaraudi Jet Mob

Bodb Dearg Order

Social LHS 449 Partnership

LHS 199 Guardians of Tradition

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.

26 NOV 3302 – Freelance Report: Record-Breaking Tourist Trip

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Since the Pilots Federation endorsed passenger flights and the Beluga luxury liner entered the market, the tourism industry has boomed. Commander Duck of Death, a seasoned explorer, took this reporter on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the far side of the galaxy.

Our journey took us to the Black in Green Nebula, Sagittarius A* and the Red and Green Glory Nebula, as well as a planetary ring with a staggering 54 million kilometre radius. But that wasn't all.

"I've been planned to go to Beagle Point for a few months," said Duck of Death. "Since I'm on the original roster, I feel I have an obligation to complete the expedition."

Spirits were high as we traversed the abyss and entered the Solitude Void, but as the bright lights of the core dwindled I could sense the primordial fear building. Finally, we reached Beagle Point. Before us was the entire Milky Way, farther away than ever, and behind us...the rest of the universe. We were standing on the edge of infinity.

Morris Cowley

Freelance Reporter, Elite Travel Writers' Cooperative

25 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Left Party of HIP 43845

HIP 5712 State Corp.

Green Party of HIP 103138

Uru Federal Interstellar

Fusang Fortune Commodities

Chamunda Crimson Gang

Jamatia Central Corp.

V886 Centauri Corporation

HIP 32350 Industries

Purungurawn Purple Society

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Ross 754 Labour

Cemiess Commodities

Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

Coquim Industry

Kokary Liberals

United LHS 3479 Green Party

Kini Drug Empire

New Zeta Tucanae Free

Alioth Pro-Alliance Group

People's Changthini for Equality

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

25 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Prisoner Convoy Destroyed

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A prisoner convoy has been interdicted and destroyed in the Daibo system while en route to Koontz Asylum. Wreckage found in Daibo has been positively identified as belonging to the Imperial Cutter 'Diadem' and the Imperial Clippers 'Cypripedium', 'Velum', 'Monile' and 'Vestimenta'.

"Completely wiped out," said one pilot, who was one of the first to respond to the distress call. "By the time I arrived there was nothing but floating debris. We even found wreckage from escape pods. Someone wanted to make sure there were absolutely no survivors. Even the black boxes were blasted."

It has been confirmed that the convoy was carrying various political dissidents, convicted murderers and terrorists. Among them was the infamous Kahina Loren, recently found guilty of the attempted assassination of Admiral Denton Patreus.

"Maybe someone wanted to give her a merciful death," said the chief editor of The Imperial Citizen. "Better that than what awaited her at Koontz Asylum, for sure."

Plans to hold a memorial service for Loren in the Prism system have already generated angry responses. Princess Aisling Duval was quoted as saying, "A service for her? She was a murderer and a convicted felon! Her name should be struck from the record and never spoken again."

25 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Ram Tah Releases Statement

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Earlier this month, engineer Ram Tah announced a research programme designed to uncover the secrets of the Synuefe ruins. The engineer asked pilots to deliver data from the site to his laboratory in the hope that he would be able to decipher it.

But Ran Tah's silence has prompted some to speculate that the engineer might not be up to the task of decoding the data, and that his attempt was nothing more than the naive dream of a backwater mechanic.

When approached with these criticisms, Ram Tah said:

"These things take time. I believe I have made a breakthrough, but I will not be pressured into offering untested claims. As soon as I have results, the galaxy will know."

24 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Junga Patron's Principles

Crimson State Group

Sol Workers' Party

The Pilots Federation

Green Party of LFT 926

Labour of Geras

V886 Centauri Future

Iptera Allied Corp.

Democrats of BD-02 4304

Nahua Citizens' Forum

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

24 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: A Bright Future for D'Arrest Station

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The Uibuth Empire Party has announced that its appeal for basic medicines has received the unconditional support of the galactic community. Over the past week, huge quantities of medication have been delivered to D'Arrest Station in the Uibuth system, which will be used to control the outbreak currently plaguing the starport.

Princess Aisling Duval, who funded the relief effort and whose repatriation centre is based at the starport, released a brief statement:

"I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude to those who supported this campaign. Medical personnel at D'Arrest Station have assured me that the situation will soon be in hand."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from D'Arrest Station in the Uibuth system.

24 NOV 3302 – Community Goal: Sale of the Century

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For many retailers, this Friday is one of the busiest days of the year, as prices are slashed and consumers compete to take advantage of a range of one-day offers.

As the fateful day draws near, Tchernobog Free, a retail conglomerate based in the Tchernobog system, has placed an open order for various commodities to help it meet demand. The organisation has promised to reward pilots who deliver domestic appliances, clothing and consumer technology to its base of operations at Vancouver Ring.

A spokesperson for the organisation gave a brief statement to the media:

"Half of my suppliers have let me down and I've got investors breathing down my neck. I don't care how you do it – just get me those goods!"

The campaign begins on the 24th of November 3302 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

23 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

Left Party of HIP 43845

Order of Ethgreze

GCRV 4654 State Interstellar

AG+21 1754 Citizen Party

Ololos Drug Empire

Chukchair Fortune Group

Conservatives of HIP 41984

Totegafook Posse

HIP 115314 aristocrats

HR 3954 Crew

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

Uru Federal Interstellar

HIP 73428 Exchange

Kvenland Services

Coalition of Ngaliba

Uszaa Society

Chet Crimson Society

Dragons of HIP 1914

LHS 1387 Jet Mob

Marquis du HIP 110867

Waime Worker's Party

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

23 NOV 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

22 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Emperor's Will

Rajgonta for Equality

Leaders of LFT 1404

Ovid Defence Force

Sifjar Group

People's Cegreeth Values Party

Lei Mati Blue Allied Commodities

Quince Jet Family

Monarchy of Elbiones

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:

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

WISE 0855-0714 Gold Gang

Confederation of LPM 26

Oho Bajo Public Holdings

Segoveduwa Empire Party

Ross 775 for Equality

Xuanduna Silver Allied PLC

Social LP 510-10 Future

Lei Mati Patron's Principles

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

22 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Irens Dock, Manite

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Tarelkin Dock, LP 462-19

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Beltrami's Claim, Wolf 1509

Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl

Akiyama Hub, Shorodo

Chargaff Port, 20 Ophiuchi

Solovyev Port, HIP 8865

Trevithick Dock, LHS 3447

Baudin Landing, Lyncis Sector MC-V b2-1

Wright City, Elli

Obsidian Orbital, Maia

Maia Point, Maia

Finney Dock, Eleu

Onnes Gateway, LFT 37

Tall Enterprise, Ngalia

Maclaurin Vision, Nagii

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Carter Port, Rhea

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar

Rutan Terminal, Minanes

Roberts Port, CD-52 9732

Medupe City, Cubeo

Manakov Survey, Aeduci

Noctrach-Ihazevich Research Facility, Pleiades Sector AB-W b2-4

Panshin Port, Heikegani

Spring Gateway, LHS 215

Li Qing Jao, Sol

Cayley Landing, Atroan

Frobac's Hope, Difu

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

Dogmaa, Wolfberg

22 NOV 3302 – Freelance Report: Taking on the Aliens

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The Buckyball Racing Club is back with a new race, and this time it's taking on the aliens.

Kick the Alien (and Run like Hell) is a 26-kilometre roundtrip SRV race. The event starts at the Noctrach-Ihazevich Research facility and involves driving to the nearby crash site, 'kicking the alien', and then driving back to the research facility as fast as possible.

A representative for the Buckyball Racing Club said: "All other methods of interaction with the crash sites have failed to get a response – perhaps this will wake them up".

The race starts on Saturday the 26th of November and is expected to last for two weeks. Competitors can make their run at any time during this period, and can run as many times as they like.

Commander Alec Turner

21 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Colanja Gold Power Services

Social Zaragas Independents

Ngaliba Blue Camorra

LTT 377 Purple General Corp.

G 41-14 Purple Travel Solutions

Kokary Holdings

Ruchbah Industry

Zeessze Clan

Eravate Network

Liberty Party of Zeessze

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:

i Bootis Central Limited

HIP 1114 Progressive Party

HIP 111755 Gold Cartel

Flesk Transport Organisation

HIP 118311 Posse

LTT 537 Future

Drug Empire of Caeresi

Lambda-1 Tucanae Progressive Party

Velnambang Rats

Salibi Mafia

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.

19 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Official Darkates Freedom

Sol Workers' Party

Labour of Geras

Modgud Commodities

Ambivas Power Partners

HIP 114530 Guardians

Partnership of Nitikaba

Betel Free

Sui Xenates Indie Union

Jaques

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:

Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

Labour of Ethgreze

Independents of Mildeptu

The Pilots Federation

Zugen Incorporated

LP 811-17 Gold Energy Partners

HR 8170 Brotherhood

Yhele Guardians of Tradition

HIP 28987 Empire Pact

Codorain Network

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.

19 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: MetaDrive Audit Complete

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The independent audit of defunct technology company MetaDrive Inc. has now reached an end, and other than a few minor items the acquisition of all remaining assets has been completed.

One such item is the Imperial Eagle of the company's late chairman Femi Dakarai, which was owned by MetaDrive. In a strange turn of events, the ship was stolen by former MetaDrive employee Raan Corsen, who disappeared shortly after the audit began.

A number of files relating to Dakarai's affairs are also believed to be missing. A junior member of the audit team reported that a series of so-called 'exodus documents' could not be located. The employee was unceremoniously removed from the audit team shortly afterwards.

A spokesperson for BigSix, the auditor, provided a statement:

"The audit of MetaDrive is now complete, and contrary to previous misleading reports, we have all the documentation we need. It transpires the Eagle spacecraft stolen by Raan Corsen crashed somewhere in the Alioth system while fleeing security forces. The vessel was fully insured, so BigSix is not unduly concerned by its loss."

18 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Uru Federal Interstellar

Avan Labour Union

New 31 Aquilae Green Party

AG+21 1754 Citizen Party

HIP 19773 Shared

Bubii Rats

HIP 5712 State Corp.

Ruchbah Industry

Fusang Fortune Commodities

Laedla and Co

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Colanja Gold Power Services

Limapa Blue State Commodities

Coalition of Ngaliba

Green Party of HIP 103138

Kini Drug Empire

Kokary Liberals

United LHS 3479 Green Party

Ross 754 Labour

People's Changthini for Equality

Alioth Pro-Alliance Group

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

18 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Construction Convoy Assembled

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A large convoy of heavy construction ships and associated support vessels has been assembled by Wreaken Construction in the Zearla system.

Wreaken does not have an exclusive contract with any of the galaxy's superpowers, and there has therefore been significant speculation over the purpose of the convoy.

Requests for information have been met with blank rebuttals, and recent press statements from Wreaken make no mention of the convoy. Long-range reconnaissance has revealed a well-defended operation, and approaches are greeted with patrol ships and warning shots.

Meanwhile, shares in Wreaken have gone up by five per cent as speculation grips the financial markets. Some commentators believe this is directly linked to Admiral Denton Patreus's recent comments concerning the London Treaty.

17 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Uru Federal Interstellar

Coquim Industry

Junga Patron's Principles

Junga Interstellar

Crimson State Group

Eranin Peoples Party

GCRV 4654 State Interstellar

Revolutionary Heheng Future

Gliese 868 Services

Bhotho Systems

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

17 NOV 3302 – Community Goal: Aid for D'Arrest Station

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In February this year, Princess Aisling Duval established a repatriation centre for former slaves at D'Arrest Station in the Uibuth system. Since then the centre has gone from strength to strength, successfully emancipating thousands of slaves and rescuing hundreds from the horrors of illegal slavery.

When the initiative launched, many of Princess Aisling's detractors dismissed it as a publicity stunt, but her ongoing commitment to the centre has silenced even her most ardent critics. It is understood that she receives daily updates from D'Arrest Station, and makes personal visits once a month.

It therefore comes as little surprise that, following news of an outbreak at the starport, Princess Aisling has secured funding for a relief effort. In a statement, the princess expressed concern for those affected:

"It is extremely important that the unfortunate people at D'Arrest Station receive help as soon as possible, and I implore the galactic community to come to their aid. The Uibuth Empire Party has graciously offered to coordinate the relief effort."

The Uibuth Empire Party has promised to reward pilots who deliver basic medicines to D'Arrest Station in the Uibuth system. The campaign begins on the 17th of November and will run for one week. If targets are met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.


17 NOV 3302 – Community Goal: Competing Appeals for Exploration Data

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The Federal astrocartography department has issued a public request for exploration data. Mark Devene, head of the department, elaborated on the nature of the appeal:

"We are looking for data from three specific zones in order to verify certain hypotheses. We want high-quality information on system configurations, planet types, spectral classes and compositions."

"We are looking at the following coordinates: PLAA AEC IZ-N C20-1, PRU AESCS DL-W C15-37 and EAFOTS EU-R C4-1. Explorers might be more familiar with the colloquial names for these areas – Hawkin's Gap, the Conflux and the Formidine Rift. Pilots should travel to one of these locations and investigate out to a radius of 200 light years."

The Tau Ceti Crimson Legal Solutions has volunteered to coordinate the Federal operation. Meanwhile, mysterious organisation The Children of Raxxla has issued an identical request, claiming the data will be used to prove the innocence of the group's leader, Kahina Loren.

Both campaigns begin on the 17th of November 3302 and will run for two weeks.


17 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Ant Hill Mob Wins

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Media outlets in Maia have reported that the Pleiades Resource Enterprise has once again emerged victorious from a conflict with the Ant Hill Mob. The battle, instigated by the Ant Hill Mob, was designed to weaken the Enterprise's position in Maia.

Hundreds of independent pilots supported the campaign by targeting Pleiades Resource Enterprise fighters and delivering battle weapons to system security forces. But ultimately it was not enough to defeat the PRE.

A spokesperson for the Pleiades Resource Enterprise released a brief statement:

"Clearly, the galactic community supports our position in Maia. The Ant Hill Mob needs to accept that the Pleiades Resource Enterprise is here to stay. We're not going anywhere."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Obsidian Orbital in the Maia system.

17 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Order Temporarily Restored in Maia

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The Pleiades Resource Enterprise has announced that its operation to weaken Maia's criminal network has been a success. Hundreds of pilots responded to the organisation's appeal for support, taking to their ships to eliminate the agitators operating in the system.

The victory may give the Pleiades Resource Enterprise the time it needs to recover its strength, and prepare for the next phase in its fight against the Ant Hill Mob.

Pilots who contributed to the operation can collect their rewards from Obsidian Orbital.

17 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Appeal for Resources Ends

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Dr Arkady Cole, chief research scientist for the Zosi Major Corporation, has announced that the organisation's request for resources has been warmly received by the galactic community.

The organisation has confirmed that it has received sufficient quantities of thermic alloys, chemical manipulators and industrial firmware to proceed with its proposed research project, the exact nature of which has not been publicly disclosed.

In a characteristically succinct statement, Dr Cole thanked those who had responded to the request:

"Many resources received. Everyone get their money. Now go away and leave me alone! Very busy. Much work to do."

Pilots who contributed to the campaign can now collect their rewards from Citi Enterprise in the Zosi system.

16 NOV 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

16 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

Left Party of HIP 43845

Kvenland Services

Bubii Rats

HIP 5712 State Corp.

Fusang Fortune Commodities

Luyten 674-15 Industries

People's Changthini for Equality

Conservatives of HIP 41984

Quambo Free

HR 3954 Crew

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

HIP 73428 Exchange

HIP 8593 Empire League

LHS 1387 Jet Mob

Dragons of HIP 1914

Marquis du HIP 110867

Waime Worker's Party

HIP 9741 Incorporated

Chet Crimson Society

Ngandrusa Purple Boys

Guttond Co-op

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

15 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Labour of Ethgreze

Laedla and Co

Groombridge 1618 Inc

Gabiko Front

Rajgonta for Equality

Sifjar Group

Social Caris Confederation

Lei Mati Blue Allied Commodities

Xbal Silver Dynamic Exchange

Nationals of Lundji

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:

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Union of Wolf 359 Labour

WISE 0855-0714 Gold Gang

Liberals of Cordenet

United Wat Yu Confederacy

Emperor's Will

Baraswar Crimson Vision Ltd

Ovid Defence Force

Opala Power Commodities

Lokitaka Mu Silver Universal Net

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

14 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Colanja Gold Power Services

Social Zaragas Independents

Brani Federal Holdings

Official Darkates Freedom Party

Cemiess Commodities

Kokary Holdings

Eravate Network

Panoi Holdings

Limapa Blue State Commodities

HIP 8593 Empire League

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:

HIP 1114 Progressive Party

LTT 537 Future

Drug Empire of Caeresi

Salibi Mafia

Rautandji Gold Partnership

Qetesh Dynamic Commodities

Eshu Gold Mafia

Workers of Sif Citizen Party

Jalai Resistance

Hania Jet Raiders

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.

14 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Irens Dock, Manite

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Tarelkin Dock, LP 462-19

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Beltrami's Claim, Wolf 1509

Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl

Akiyama Hub, Shorodo

Chargaff Port, 20 Ophiuchi

Solovyev Port, HIP 8865

Trevithick Dock, LHS 3447

Baudin Landing, Lyncis Sector MC-V b2-1

Wright City, Elli

Obsidian Orbital, Maia

Hart Station, Bast

Finney Dock, Eleu

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Carter Port, Rhea

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Lave Station, Lave

Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar

Rutan Terminal, Minanes

Roberts Port, CD-52 9732

Medupe City, Cubeo

Manakov Survey, Aeduci

Noctrach-Ihazevich Research Facility, Pleiades Sector AB-W b2-4

Panshin Port, Heikegani

Dogmma, Wolfberg

Manakov Survey, Aeduci

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

Onnes Gateway, LFT 37

Tall Enterprise, Ngalia

Maclaurin Vision, Nagii

Maia Point, Maia

12 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Crimson State Group

Zugen Incorporated

Mutujiali Empire Consulate

Cegreeth Citizens' Forum

Ngakwites Empire Consulate

Chi Eridani Crimson Travel and Co

Untuatucate Limited

Idomatyritu Empire Party

Unified Tagarilocan

Quince Creative Holdings

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:

Limapa Blue State Commodities

Coquim Industry

Kokary Liberals

Revolutionary Heheng Future

HR 8170 Brotherhood

Ross 210 Pro-Alliance Party

Heike Co

LHS 3598 Transport Group

Green Party of Lung

Firdaus Transport 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.

11 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Social Zaragas Independents

New 31 Aquilae Green Party

Ruchbah Industry

Zeessze Clan

HIP 5712 State Corp.

Liberty Party of Zeessze

Ross 754 Universal and Co

Union of Wolf 359 Labour

Vanayequi Independents

LHS 3479 Interstellar

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Ross 754 Labour

Labour of Ethgreze

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Green Party of HIP 103138

United LHS 3479 Green Party

Yakabugai Exchange

The Pilots Federation

Zugen Incorporated

Independents of Mildeptu

Chicoana Silver Travel Corp.

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

11 NOV 3302 – Community Goal: Conflict Continues in Maia

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Early reports from the Maia system indicate that the Ant Hill Mob has delivered a significant blow to the Pleiades Resource Enterprise. The news comes less than 24 hours after the criminal organisation launched an operation to push the PRE out of Maia.

It is understood the Ant Hill Mob leveraged its connections in Maia's criminal network to achieve its aims in a remarkably short amount of time.

But the Pleiades Resource Enterprise is not out of the fight yet. The organisation has placed a kill order on all wanted ships operating in Maia and the surrounding systems, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to Obsidian Orbital.

The campaign will run from the 11th to the 17th of November 3302. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

10 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Order of Ethgreze

Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

GCRV 4654 State Interstellar

Groombridge 1618 Inc

Nuenets Corp.

Marquis du HIP 110867

Independents of Duamta

Jet Fortune Exchange

Delta Phoenicis Limited

Inupiates Patrons of Law

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

10 NOV 3302 – Zosi Major Corporation Issues Request

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The Zosi Major Corporation, an independent organisation based in the Zosi system, has placed an open order for thermic alloys, chemical manipulators and industrial firmware. According to the organisation's spokesperson, the resources will be used in an unspecified research and development project.

Dr Arkady Cole, the organisation's chief research scientist, released the following statement:

"We want the resources, yes? Very useful to us. Process is simple. Deliver the resources and be paid. Yes."

Despite the opaque nature of the request, it is likely the generous reimbursements offered by the Zosi Major Corporation will ensure its orders are met. Participating pilots have been instructed to deliver the requested commodities to Citi Enterprise in the Zosi system.

The campaign begins on the 10th of November and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

10 NOV 3302 – Community Goal: The Battle for Maia Continues

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Two weeks ago, conflict erupted between the Ant Hill Mob and the Pleiades Resource Enterprise in the Maia system. But this was no ordinary inter-factional dispute. According to various sources, the Pleiades Resource Enterprise was acting under direct orders from Federation officials eager to bring Maia under Federal control.

With both sides bolstered by Pilots Federation Commanders, the battle was intense and wide ranging. After several days of conflict it was the Pleiades Resource Enterprise that emerged victorious, successfully gaining a foothold in Maia.

But it seems the battle for Maia is far from over. Recent reports indicate that the Ant Hill Mob is about to launch a retaliatory assault with the aim of pushing the Pleiades Resource Enterprise out of Maia.

The organisation has devised a two-pronged strategy to regain control, and has appealed to the galactic community for support. In addition to targeting Pleiades Resource Enterprise fighters, the Ant Hill Mob has asked pilots to deliver battle weapons to system security forces, who will be supporting the Ant Hill Mob during the conflict.

Pilots who participate in the operation will be generously rewarded.

The campaign begins on the 10th of November 3302 and will run for one week.

10 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Anarchist Organisation Closes Starport

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Recent reports indicate that Wright City in the Elli system has fallen prey to a chemical-weapon attack.

The attack is believed to have been executed by the anarchist organisation Revolution Incorporated, which recently placed orders for a quantity of Toxandji Virocide, a rare pesticide. It is understood the group used the pesticide as the basis for a potent chemical weapon.

The impact on the starport has been catastrophic. Over a dozen individuals have lost their lives, and hundreds more are in critical condition. As a result, the starport has been closed until further notice.

System security forces have already started hunting for Revolution Incorporated, but with little physical evidence and few leads, the chances of bringing the culprits to justice are slim.

10 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Appeal for Ancient Data Concludes

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A spokesperson for United Meene Labour has announced that its appeal for data from the Synuefe ruins has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Felice Dock, the organisation's base of operations.

Engineer Ram Tah, who is leading research into the ruins, has extended his gratitude to the many independent explorers who responded to the appeal.

In a statement, Ram Tah said:

"I can't wait to start analysing the data. With luck, this will be the first step towards unlocking the ruins' secrets."

Ram Tah went on to say he would do everything in his power to ensure the site was protected from "irresponsible agencies seeking to capitalise on the site for personal, political or military gain.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Felice Dock in the Meene system.

09 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

Fusang Fortune Commodities

Kvenland Services

Laedla and Co

Bubii Rats

Hatmehit Purple Crew

Purungurawn Purple Society

Alpha Centauri Gold Brotherhood

Zeaex Flag

HR 3954 Crew

People's Changthini for Equality

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

HIP 8593 Empire League

HIP 73428 Exchange

Green Party of HIP 103138

Kvenland Services

HR 3954 Crew

LHS 1387 Jet Mob

Waime Worker's Party

Dragons of HIP 1914

HIP 15545 Public Network

Ngandrusa Purple Boys

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

09 NOV 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

09 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Irens Dock, Manite

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Tarelkin Dock, LP 462-19

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Beltrami's Claim, Wolf 1509

Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl

Akiyama Hub, Shorodo

Chargaff Port, 20 Ophiuchi

Solovyev Port, HIP 8865

Trevithick Dock, LHS 3447

Baudin Landing, Lyncis Sector MC-V b2-1

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Carter Port, Rhea

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Lave Station, Lave

Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar

Rutan Terminal, Minanes

Roberts Port, CD-52 9732

Medupe City, Cubeo

Manakov Survey, Aeduci

i Sola Prospect, Brestla

Noctrach-Ihazevich Research Facility, Pleiades Sector AB-W b2-4

Panshin Port, Heikegani

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

Wright City, Elli

Obsidian Orbital, Maia

Hart Station, Bast

Finney Dock, Eleu

08 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Limapa Blue State Commodities

Ngaliba Blue Camorra

Zaragas Energy Corp.

Kokary Holdings

Apoyota Domain

Conservatives of HIP 41984

Oho Bajo Public Holdings

United Wat Yu Confederacy

Gabiko Front

Opala Power Commodities

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:

Quator Ring

Partnership of LHS 2819

League of HIP 3142

Nationalists of Aulin

Movement for LHS 463 Values Party

Anali Ltd

Gondul Free

LHS 535 Silver United Ltd

League of Ross 1015

Lei Mati Blue Allied Commodities

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.

07 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Colanja Gold Power Services

Brani Federal Holdings

Yakabugai Exchange

G 41-14 Purple Travel Solutions

Order of Ethgreze

Cemiess Commodities

Eravate Network

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Zeessze Clan

Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

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:

HIP 1114 Progressive Party

Sorbacoc Society

Drug Empire of Caeresi

Salibi Mafia

Tun Netcoms Services

Progressive Party of Ambika

Noblemen of 17 Draconis

Krumandaqu Crimson Cartel

HIP 112753 Republic Party

Liberate Ceos

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.

05 NOV 3302 – Freelance Report: Hapless Explorer Returns Home

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A number of newsfeeds have reported that amateur explorer Commander Lewis has finally returned to human-inhabited space. After following the Distant Worlds Expedition into the void, the unfortunate traveller found himself alone in a damaged Asp Scout some 65,000 light years from civilisation.

A freak accident during the return trip resulted in the loss of most of Commander Lewis's food supplies, leaving him with only tea and an assortment of biscuits for the six-month journey home. After being treated for malnutrition and diabetes, Commander Lewis spoke to the media about his ordeal:

"The journey was a nightmare. I kept getting lost, and was haunted by images of long-dead 21st century actors. If it wasn't for my 1,000 friends on social media, I would have gone insane. I don't think I'll ever eat another biscuit."

Shanaeri Rynale

05 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Independents of Mildeptu

Zugen Incorporated

HIP 112052 Central Corporation

Zeus Bureau

HIP 114530 Guardians

Confederation of Dahan

Peng Dung Jet Creative Network

Independent

Eravapa Empire Group

Jaques

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:

Colanja Gold Power Services

Eranin Peoples Party

The Pilots Federation

LHS 3505 Crimson Mafia1

Nasaraudi Jet Mob

Lao Zi Blue Fortune Corp.

Anduliga Empire Group

Allied Herthans Front

HIP 1003 Nobles

Priva Empire Group

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.

05 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Second Mysterious Wreck Discovered

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A shipwreck bearing strong similarities to that recently found in the Pleiades Sector AB-W B2-4 has been discovered in the HIP 17862 system.

The wreck was found by one Commander Denneb on the airless planetoid 6 C A.

Images of the site, shared by the many independent explorers and scientists who flocked to investigate it, show an unconventional-looking vessel with a distinctly organic quality. Like the shipwreck found in the Pleiades Sector AB-W B2-4, the wreckage encompasses a number of vaguely wing-like elements roughly arranged around an octagonal core.

The discovery has stimulated considerable debate among scientists and xenobiologists. So far, as with the previous shipwreck, no concrete information about the vessel's origin has emerged.

Commentators have observed that the ship bears no apparent signs of weapons damage, and that the concentrated debris field suggests the vessel was still intact when it hit the planet's surface.

05 NOV 3302 – Freelance Report: The Christmas Carriers Convoy

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The Colonia Citizens Network has invited the galactic community to support Colonia by delivering much-needed food and equipment to the region and by transporting new settlers, as part of what is set to be one of the largest freight convoys in human history.

The Christmas Carriers Convoy will depart on the 2nd of December 3302, stopping at each outpost on the so-called Colonia highway, and arrive in Colonia in the first week of January. So far, nearly 150 pilots have signed up.

The Earth Defense Fleet, the 9th Legion, the Iridium Wing, SEPP and the Prismatic Imperium have all pledged pilots to protect the freighters for the duration of the trip.

Dalilah William, a citizen of Colonia Hub, said:

"We need more of the essentials that those in the core systems take for granted, which is why we're calling on traders and haulers to join the Christmas Carriers Convoy, and appealing to combat pilots to protect them."

Souvarine

04 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Social Zaragas Independents

HIP 105577 One

HIP 105577 Boys

Fusang Fortune Commodities

Vanayequi Independents

HIP 5712 State Corp.

AG+21 1754 Citizen Party

HIP 19773 Shared

Bubii Rats

Junga Patron's Principles

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Ross 754 Labour

Yakabugai Exchange

Limapa Blue State Commodities

Kokary Liberals

Coquim Industry

United LHS 3479 Green Party

Crimson State Group

Labour of Ethgreze

LTT 377 Purple General Corp.

The Pilots Federation

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

04 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Patreus's Flagship Attacked

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Eyewitness reports from the Eotienses system indicate that an attack has taken place on Admiral Denton Patreus' flagship, the INV Imperial Freedom. The Majestic-class Interdictor was heavily damaged in the altercation and was ignominiously forced to withdraw from the field of combat.

An organisation known as the Children of Raxxla has claimed responsibility for the attack. In a statement, the organisation said it had been '"backed into a corner" after diplomatic entreaties regarding Kahina Loren – whom it referred to as Salomé – had gone unanswered.

The attack appears to have been a response to the 'guilty' verdict passed on Loren last week, and based on the assumption that she was aboard the INV Imperial Freedom. Vessels bearing Children of Raxxla markings were witnessed intercepting escape pods ejected from the beleaguered Interdictor.

The Children of Raxxla spokesperson said the group "harboured no ill will towards Patreus", and that "the guilty parties continue to lurk in the shadows".

Imperial security forces have condemned the attack, saying:

"This group has shown its true colours. Kahina Loren was known for inciting violence, and these terrorists are clearly intent on continuing her legacy."

The damage to the INV Imperial Freedom represents a blow to Admiral Patreus' ambitions to strengthen the Imperial fleet, exposing these battleships' vulnerability to attacks from well-organised independent forces.

04 NOV 3302 – Freelance Report: Canonn Holds Press Conference

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The Canonn Interstellar Research Group held a press conference today to reassure the public that the ruins in the Synuefe XR-H d11-102 system were not being mishandled.

A spokesperson for the organisation claimed that reports of damage at the site had been hugely exaggerated.

"It's true that several scientific vessels were destroyed by rogue pilots, but we haven't observed any damage or contamination at the site."

"As first on the scene, Canonn scientists and affiliates quickly got to work recording the artefacts at the site. Several hundred have already been disseminated to research institutes for analysis."

V Patau

04 NOV 3302 – Freelance Report: Stanley Steamer's Ransack Rebuttal

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Following accusations of recklessness from archaeologist Jeremy Grant, noted SRV racer Stanley Steamer has released the following statement:

"Has Grant actually seen the site? It's already a pile of rubble! And we believe that rubble is the remains of an ancient racetrack. So by racing around it, we're actually honouring the memory of those who built it."

"If one of those highfalutin science nerds can definitively prove I'm wrong, I'll stop driving. But until then, don't go insulting us with your superpower rhetoric, professor!"

Commander Turjan

03 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Order of Ethgreze

Laedla and Co

Independents of Mildeptu

39 Tauri Interstellar

Labour of Geras

V886 Centauri Future

Zugen Incorporated

New Zeta Tucanae Free

Jet Fortune Exchange

Barnard's Star Alliance

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

03 NOV 3302 – Community Goal: Appeal for Ancient Data

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Since the mysterious ruins in the Synuefe XR-H d11-102 system were discovered last week, the site has become a hotbed of activity, with hundreds of explorers attempting to uncover the ruins' secrets.

Now the engineer Ram Tah has announced plans to conduct a comprehensive research programme with the aim of learning more about the site.

At a press event, Ram Tah made the following statement:

"The discovery of the Synuefe ruins is hugely significant, and the site is unquestionably worthy of further study. Fortunately, United Meene Labour has graciously agreed to fund a comprehensive research project."

"I am therefore in the privileged position of being able to devote myself to studying data from the site. It is my hope that by decoding this data, we can learn more about the civilisation responsible for the ruins."

"Having conducted a preliminary survey of the site, I have determined that Pattern Delta Obelisk Data would of great value at this stage."

United Meene Labour has promised to reward pilots who bring Pattern Delta Obelisk Data from the Synuefe ruins to Felice Dock in the Meene system. The campaign begins on the 3rd of November 3302 and will run for two weeks.

03 NOV 3302 – Community Goal: Mysterious Organisation Releases Message

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In November last year, a mysterious organisation known as Revolution Incorporated placed an open order for explosives in commemoration of the Gunpowder Plot – a historic incident dating from Earth's distant past.

The request attracted the attention of security officials who feared it might presage a terrorist attack, but ultimately no such attack took place. It is now believed that if the group did have nefarious intent, its plans were foiled.

But despite this apparent setback, the organisation itself has endured, having issued the following message to media outlets and social networks throughout the galaxy:

"Last time, they stopped us. This time, they will not. The powers-that-be must accept their fate, and pay the price for their misdeeds."

"They will be taught a lesson in power – the power of the people."

"If you are a true believer, be at the following location at 16.05 UTC on the 5th of November 3302."

"Novas A 6, Novas system."

Security forces in the Novas system have urged the public to ignore the message.

03 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Colonia Council Initiative Concludes

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The Colonia Council has announced that its appeal for palladium was a resounding success, with hundreds of pilots delivering materials to Jaques Station in response to the request. The materials will be used to support further colonisation of the Colonia Nebula, and address the needs of the growing Colonia community.

A spokesperson for the organisation released a brief statement:

"This material will help us bolster infrastructure in the system, and support the forthcoming colonisation programme. But more than that, it will help us lay the foundations of a better, brighter future."

"The future is here, and its name is Colonia."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Jaques Station in the Colonia system.

02 NOV 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

02 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

Ruchbah Industry

Purungurawn Purple Society

Aonghus Co

Leaders of BD-08 2963

Independents of Jura Lungs

Marquis du HIP 110867

Quambo Free

Auste Gold Ring

Camorra of Waime

Cuicatec Gold Power Co

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

Green Party of HIP 103138

Kvenland Services

HIP 5712 State Corp.

HR 3954 Crew

Quator Ring

39 Tauri Cartel

HIP 5183 Emperor's Grace

LHS 1387 Jet Mob

HIP 15545 Public Network

HIP 9741 Incorporated

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

01 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Kokary Holdings

Ngaliba Blue Camorra

Liaedin Mafia

Inupiates Patrons of Law

Bhotho Rats

LHS 3384 Progressive Party

Ciboney Labour

Social Gabiko Liberals

Segoveduwa Empire Party

United Wat Yu Confederacy

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:

Kokary Holdings

Limapa Blue State Commodities

Zaragas Energy Corp.

Ngaliba Blue Camorra

Labour of Ethgreze

Apoyota Domain

HIP 26883 State Company

Nationalists of Aulin

Rajgonta for Equality

Leaders of LFT 1404

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.

01 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Pleiades Resource Enterprise Victorious

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Recent reports from Maia indicate that the Pleiades Resource Enterprise has successfully overcome resistance from the Ant Hill Mob to gain a foothold in the system.

A spokesperson for the Pleiades Resource Enterprise released a brief statement:

"The Ant Hill Mob believes our expansion into Maia was orchestrated by Federal officials, but I think they're just looking for a way of explaining their defeat. In war, it's the stronger side that wins. Simple as that. We may be aligned with the Federation, but we were acting on our own behalf."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Maia Point in the Maia system.

01 NOV 3302 – Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Irens Dock, Manite

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Tarelkin Dock, LP 462-19

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Beltrami's Claim, Wolf 1509

Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl

Akiyama Hub, Shorodo

Chargaff Port, 20 Ophiuchi

Solovyev Port, HIP 8865

Trevithick Dock, LHS 3447

Baudin Landing, Lyncis Sector MC-V b2-1

Jacobi Hub, Basuki An

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Carter Port, Rhea

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Lave Station, Lave

Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar

Rutan Terminal, Minanes

Roberts Port, CD-52 9732

Medupe City, Cubeo

Manakov Survey, Aeduci

i Sola Prospect, Brestla

01 NOV 3302 – Freelance Report: Irresponsible Independents Ransack Ruins

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Following the discovery of ancient ruins on planet 1 B of Synuefe XR-H d11-102, hundreds of independent pilots have plotted a course to the system. Many scientifically-minded Commanders have begun the painstaking task of deciphering the secrets of the ruins.

Unfortunately, the cataloguing and excavation has been disrupted by piracy, profiteers and general pandemonium.

Jeremy Grant, an archaeologist who has been working at the site for several days, expressed concern at the prevailing conditions:

"It's not safe out here. The ruins have been significantly damaged by SRV racing. Priceless artefacts have been shattered and weapons fire has scarred several obelisks, destroying markings."

"Independent pilots have made a lot of noise about the Empire and Federation cordoning off major research sites, but if this is an indication of how independents treat sites of value, perhaps the superpowers are doing the right thing."

Commander Corrigendum

01 NOV 3302 – Freelance Report: Fungi Discovered on Airless Worlds

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The Colonia Citizens Network has reported that fungal growths have been discovered on the airless world of Colonia 3 C A.

There appear to be four distinct species, which grow on silicate geysers. Mycologist Dr James Morel had this to say about the discovery:

"Based on the visual telemetry, I can say the shelf and puffball-like specimens fall under the basidiomycota phyla of fungi. The other two cannot be identified without studying physical samples."

"I urge explorers to handle the specimens with care, and to follow basic hazardous-material handing protocol. We don't know how these species might interact with living tissue."

The first data on the fungus was recorded by Commander Alesia of the Pilots Federation.

Julian McCoy of the Colonia Citizens Network Alien Research Division issued the following statement:

"The discovery of life, particularly in a remote region like the Colonia Nebula, is a remarkable achievement. I believe this find places new emphasis on the importance of colonization and expanding human knowledge of the galaxy."

Hunter S Volkov

Freelance Reporter

31 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Eravate Life Services

LTT 700 Silver Federal Exchange

Dragons of Tepertsi

Liberty Party of Tau Ceti

LFT 1834 Corp.

Clan of LHS 1110

Independents of IL Aquarii

LFT 133 Exchange

Movement for Tetek Future

Textovices Universal Corp.

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:

E.X.O

Progressive Party of Bolg

Independent Guan Zaihe League

Co-op of Mbokokumal

Integrated Shu Babassi

Revolutionary 5 G. Apodis Values Party

Hojin Blue Dragons

Dukes of LTT 2893

Sorbacoc Society

Namniez Free

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.

31 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Ancient Ruins Discovered

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Four days ago, the galaxy was stunned by news that mysterious ruins had been discovered in the Synuefe XR-H d11-102 system.

The discovery was made by an independent pilot known by the callsign 'xdeath'. Once the find was made public, pilots from across the galaxy flocked to investigate the site.

Although a formal survey of the ruins has not yet been conducted, speculation is rife that they are of non-human origin. Images of the site, which show mysterious structures and a series of complex earthworks, appear to support this hypothesis.

The discovery of the ruins is only one of a number of remarkable finds made over the past few years. The Unknown Artefacts, Unknown Probes, the so-called organic structures and the crash site in the Pleiades Sector AB-W B2-4 system have piqued the curiosity of the entire galactic community. But the relationship between these discoveries – if any – has yet to be determined.

29 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Andhi Liberals

Kuo Zhi Partnership

Regulatory State of Kausan

1 G. Caeli Empire League

Earth Defense Fleet

Syndicate of Tiburi He

Justice Party of Anekaliti

Values Party of BD+43 2989

HIP 27371 Empire League

Values Party of Gliese 9204

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:

Samen Crimson General Services

Munshin Allied PLC

Union of 6 Ceti Free

Narantan Nationals

Tz'utuls Progressive Party

Wolf 1051 State Industry

LTT 9810 Citizens' Forum

Workers of Kakas Free

Wei Chang Empire League

V857 Centauri Coalition

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.

28 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

HIP 94905 Power Partners

Nagii Autocracy

Law Party of LHS 3776

LHS 3776 Co-operative

Freedom Party of Sirius

CD-63 201 Empire Pact

United Redoneangi Autocracy

United Teaka First

Values Party of BD+26 2184

Sokariang Empire League

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

G 165-13 Commodities

Manian Co-op

Partnership of Draualang

Barons of Ba Nari

Andhi Liberals

NLTT 8653 Empire Assembly

Menero Kimi Empire Group

Alioth Independents

BD+03 515 Ltd

Haritana Dynamic Group

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

28 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Kahina Loren Found Guilty

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Today, an announcement was made outside the Prism Hall of Justice confirming that Kahina Tijani Loren had been found guilty of the attempted assassination of Admiral Denton Patreus. The announcement was met with cries of dismay from a crowd of Loren's supporters, who had turned out to hear the verdict.

"Ms Loren has been sentenced to life imprisonment at Koontz Asylum in the Daibo system," said a court clerk.

A leaked recording from the press room showed Loren talking with two unidentified men. Their conversation ran as follows:

"And what do you want in return for your...favour?" one man asked.

"Patreus's head on a platter," responded Loren.

Having already been stripped of the title of 'senator', Loren's status as a Lady of the Empire was similarly revoked. She was taken to a secure holding facility after the verdict was announced.

Princess Aisling Duval spoke to The Imperial Citizen about the trial:

"The woman is clearly deranged. She tried to kill Patreus, but justice has been served. The galaxy is now a safer place."

Admiral Denton Patreus, emerging from the courtroom, smiled and said: "They that sow the wind shall reap the whirlwind."

Ambassador Cuthrick Delaney, administrator of the Prism system, spoke briefly to The Imperial Herald.

"We cannot deny the verdict, but we are dismayed by the outcome. We remain convinced that Kahina Loren is innocent. We will leave no stone unturned in our search for the truth."

Meanwhile, an anonymous source affiliated with the Imperial justice system said: "It's a de facto death sentence. No one returns from Koontz Asylum."

27 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Delkar Ltd

Furuhjelm III-674 PLC

Furuhjelm III-674 Federal Ltd2

Gomm Crua Dynamic Company

League of Caduvul League

Defence Party of Thrite

Lu Dis Dynamic Industries

Purple United Exchange

Carpaka Central Industry

BD-10 5142 Purple Vision Limited

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

27 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Yuri Grom Takes the Stage

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The Dangerous Games dominated headlines earlier this year, as some of galaxy's most powerful minor factions took part in a brutal battle for supremacy.

After weeks of fierce competition involving hundreds of independent pilots, it was the EG Pilots who emerged victorious. Having spent the intervening months consolidating their assets, the EG Pilots are now ready to enter the galactic stage. Consequently, the temporary restriction on preparatory activity in systems within 30 light years of the Clayakarma, Nauo, Gyhldekala, Boga and Kpaniya systems – imposed by the United Research Council partly to allow the EG Pilots an opportunity to secure their position – has now been lifted.

Like all powers, the organisation will seek the support of the galaxy's independent pilots, who will play a central role in its fate.

Very little is known about the group's leader, Yuri Grom, although he is understood to have started his career in the Federal Navy, reaching the rank of Admiral before parting with the Federation and entering politics. Following a brief conflict in the Euryale system, in which Grom clashed with his former Federal allies, the ex-admiral emerged as the leader of his own independent power.

Propaganda distributed by the EG Pilots offers a succinct description of Grom:

"Yuri is idolized by his supporters and respected throughout his controlled systems. His support among the populace is absolute, his dominion unshakable."

One thing is for sure – Grom's career, and the future of the EG Pilots, promises to be anything but boring.

27 OCT 3302 – Community Goal: Trouble in Maia

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Earlier this month, the Pleiades Resource Enterprise entered Maia and rapidly started cementing its presence in the system. In response, the Ant Hill Mob – Maia's current controlling faction – has launched an offensive against Pleiades Resource Enterprise.

With the Federation having recently stationed a Farragut-class Battlecruiser at Maia A 3 a, there is speculation that the appearance of Pleiades Resource Enterprise represents an effort to bring Maia under Federal control.

A spokesperson for the Ant Hill Mob gave a brief statement:

"The Pleiades Resource Enterprise is clearly trying to pave the way for a full Federal takeover of the system. Well, if they want Maia, they're going to have to fight for it."

The Ant Hill Mob has appealed to the galaxy's Imperial pilots for help, promising to generously reward those who support their operation. The Pleiades Resource Enterprise has issued a similar request to Federal pilots.

Both organisations have set out week-long operations, which are scheduled to run from the 27th of October 3302.

27 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Walter Waldo Appeal Concludes

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A spokesperson for Gyvatices Crimson Advanced Holdings has announced that its appeal for fish and coffee was enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Walter Dock in the Gyvatices system. The commodities will be used in a special fish and coffee festival to honour the late entrepreneur Walter Waldo.

Gyvatices Crimson Advanced Holdings has extended its gratitude to those who supported the campaign.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Walter Dock in the Gyvatices system.

27 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Alliance Campaign Concludes

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A spokesperson for the 160 SOAR has announced that the Alliance appeal for construction materials has reached a successful conclusion.

Hundreds of pilots contributed to the campaign, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Tshang City, the organisation's base of operations. The materials will be used to construct an outpost on California Sector BA-A E6 4.

In a statement, the spokesperson said:

"We are immeasurably grateful to the galactic community for its support. The outpost on California Sector BA-A E6 4 will serve as a base for research into the barnacles, allowing us to further our understanding of these fascinating structures. Construction will begin in a matter of weeks."

But the campaign has not been without controversy, with some asserting that the outpost represents an attempt to claim ownership of the organic structures on California Sector BA-A E6 4.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Tshang City in the Furuhjelm III-674 system.

27 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Federation Blockades Maia A 3 a

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Independent reports from the Maia system indicate that a Farragut-class Battlecruiser has taken up position over Maia A 3 a, not far from the personal research base of Professor Ishmael Palin. The Federal vessel is apparently redirecting pilots who stray too close to the site.

The news comes only a day after Professor Palin announced a breakthrough in his research into meta-alloys.

The purpose of the deployment is not immediately apparent, but rival political powers have been quick to condemn the act. Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon described it as "an egregious act of oppression" while Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval said, "The Federation has an obligation to immediately curtail any restriction of Professor Palin's personal freedoms."

Attempts to contact Professor Palin have been unsuccessful.

26 OCT 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

26 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Palin Announces Development

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Professor Ishmael Palin, founder and former director of the Palin Institute, has released a statement concerning his ongoing research into meta-alloys.

"I have discovered previously unidentified properties that could make the meta-alloys ideally suited to the development of robust new materials – materials that could be used to great effect in combat starships."

"My research is still at an early stage and I am far from developing a working prototype, but the early signs are very encouraging. This discovery could herald a major step forward in the development of defensive technologies."

Professor Palin has been researching meta-alloys from his personal research base on Maia A 3 a since he resigned from the Palin Institute in April. He closed his statement with a promise to share his progress with the galactic community.

26 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

Union of Ipet

Tolun Silver United Ltd

Palliyar Organisation

Felkan League

Tujing Jet Brothers

Party of Guaras

Nootayuto Public Solutions

Union of Gudu Liberals

Akhenaten Gold Universal Systems

Official Jaradharre Focus

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

NLTT 6667 Silver Bridge Limited

Autocracy of Mandra

Union Party of Silintae

Quamta Stakeholders

Freedom Party of Shorodo

Euryale Solutions

NLTT 34755 Crimson Crew

Justice Party of Gendenwitha

LHS 1020 Gold Vision Holdings

Pepper Crimson United Services

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

26 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Loren Trial Begins

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The trial of Lady Kahina Tijani Loren has begun at the Prism Hall of Justice.

Earlier this week, several flotillas of heavily armed ships arrived in the Prism system. The vessels docked at the Hiram's Anchorage starport amid tight security enforced by Imperial forces and local organisation Loren's Legion, which controls the Prism system.

Much of Hiram's Anchorage has been off limits to civilians during the week because of fears that Loren's presence, and that of Admiral Denton Patreus, would lead to renewed instability. Loren's return to her home system is controversial in itself, as she has not been there since she ceded executive power to Ambassador Cuthrick Delaney.

Loren was briefly seen in conversation with Ambassador Delaney, who embraced Loren before she was moved to a secure holding area. Admiral Patreus arrived a few hours later. Media representatives have not been allowed to speak to either Loren or Patreus, and it is understood that the trial will be conducted behind closed doors.

The mood in Prism is sombre. Support for Loren is muted, with few willing to publically support her ahead of the trial. But it is clear there is little enthusiasm for Admiral Patreus, either.

26 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Irens Dock, Manite

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Tarelkin Dock, LP 462-19

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Beltrami's Claim, Wolf 1509

Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl

Akiyama Hub, Shorodo

Chargaff Port, 20 Ophiuchi

Solovyev Port, HIP 8865

Trevithick Dock, LHS 3447

Baudin Landing, Lyncis Sector MC-V b2-1

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Carter Port, Rhea

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Lave Station, Lave

Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar

Rutan Terminal, Minanes

Spring Gateway, LHS 215

Roberts Port, CD-52 9732

Medupe City, Cubeo

Manakov Survey, Aeduci

i Sola Prospect, Brestla

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

Jacobi Hub, Basuki An

25 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Nenexo Blue Netcoms Solutions

Union of Aparctias Future

LTT 569 Justice Party

Zeus Bureau

Bitjala Liberty Party

Durojin Systems

Codorain General Industry

Mu Aquilae Gold Rats

LHS 278 Bridge Limited

Natural LFT 601 Law Party

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:

Gabien Ku allied

Psi Capricorni Noblement

Mislika Movement

Ross 860 Blue Public PLC

Czernovale Group

Changthini Corporation

Nanomam Crimson Clan

HIP 18725 Defence Force

Kokary Holdings

Ross 671 Galactic Industries

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.

24 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Cemiess Commodities

Allied FK5 2550 Autocracy

Ngaledi Federal Corporation

Ross 490 Mafia

Tau-2 Gruis A Universal Inc

LDS 883 Gold Galactic Services

Mictlan Empire Assembly

Cosi Flag

LHS 1110 Patron's Principles

Epsilon Phoenicis Principles

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:

People's Llyr Free

HIP 12155 Blue Council

People's Tun for Equality

LP 715-52 Purple Hand Gang

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

BD+49 3937 Liberals

Leaders of Unelenses

Confederation of Dahan

Urd Confederation

Coalition of Kannari

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.

22 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: MetaDrive Acquired by Sirius Corporation

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Board members of MetaDrive Inc. today announced the sale of MetaDrive Inc. to the Sirius Corporation. Rosaline Merden, acting Chair of MetaDrive, was clearly pleased with the outcome. At a press conference, she said:

"The board of MetaDrive wholeheartedly welcomes the security this acquisition brings. As part of the Sirius Corporation, the MetaDrive brand will continue to go from strength to strength."

Reporters asked about the ongoing audit of MetaDrive, and also the fate of former employee Raan Corsen, who was reported missing a couple of weeks ago.

"The audit has been successfully completed and all assets are in the hands of Sirius Corporation," said Merden. "Raan Corsen's employment was terminated prior to the takeover."

Merden was challenged by a representative of the Earth Defence Fleet, who alleged that Raan Corsen had in fact fled from Sirius security forces and been killed in the Alioth system.

"Mr Corsen's business in the Alioth system was his own," said Merden. "It has nothing to do with the Sirius Corporation."

The press conference closed with outstanding questions, but reporters managed to get a final word from Commander MoonWeb of the Earth Defence Fleet.

"According to our intel, Corsen was pursued before crash-landing on a planet in the Alioth system. This was observed by Commander Ashley Wilkinson, a Canonn representative working with the Earth Defence Fleet."

"The specifics surrounding Corsen's demise are not known, but we have a transcript of his final transmission that points a finger squarely at the Sirius Corporation."

22 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Sirius Free

Camumba Partners

United Macushi Democrats

Bureau of Taunetes

Samkyha State Network

Partnership of Coelans

Marquis du Ma'a

Booze Brothers

Li Chi Empire Consulate

Pauline's People's Party

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:

Progressive Party of Bolg

Barons of Medzisti

Mianomama Electronics Company

Jarnae Independent Protectorate

Karbudj PLC

Blue Dynamic Inc

Union of Valtys Independents

Social FAUST 2688 Confederation

Conian Noblement

Hirpasuk Guardians of Tradition

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.

21 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

LFT 1448 Federal Industries

Purple Dynamic Incorporated

Citizen Party of Argel

Argel Universal Solutions

Revolutionary Nemehi Future

Ofaye Aibe Inc

Amun Gold Brotherhood

Green Party of He Pola

Cai Quapa Purple Comms Corp.

HIP 38129 Life Systems

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Dyr Values Party

Time of Chaos

Camumba Partners

Ditae Empire League

Progressive Party of Wolf 433

Bletones Legal Industry

Earls of Xibalba

BD+23 296 Blue Federal Inc

Chunza Dominion

Reddot Blue Clan

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

21 OCT 3302 – Freelance Report: The SHEPARD Mission

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In honour of Alan Shepard, the second human being to enter space, a group of independent pilots has announced a galactic endurance expedition. The SHEPARD Mission (Stellar Heliographic Expedition for Proto-Astronomical Reconnaissance and Discovery) will document three types of stellar measurement: star composition and clustering, unknown supernova remnants, and star triangulation and migration.

The SHEPARD Mission will consist of five legs covering 37 waypoints and 12 base camps in the Centaurus Reach, the Scutum-Centaurus Arm, the Styx and the galactic core. The mission will also include an SRV planetary-circumnavigation endurance race and a climb to the galactic ceiling using newly discovered Pulsar-FSD boost technology.

Still accepting pilots, SHEPARD will last six months and depart from the Sol system on the 5th of November 3302.

Commander Parabolus

21 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Patreus Rails against London Treaty

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Commentators have reacted with surprise and dismay to a speech from Admiral Denton Patreus at a military tattoo on Achenar, in which he spoke in strident tones about the London Treaty. The treaty, established in 3278, imposes limits on capital-ship construction in order to prevent possible arms races.

"This treaty was foisted on us by overzealous Federal lawyers," said Patreus. "Now it is used to limit our ability to defend ourselves. This I cannot accept."

"I am proud to announce that henceforth the Empire will build as many ships as it needs, treaty restrictions be damned!"

Federal representatives were quick to denounce Patreus's proposal, saying it would have severe repercussions. But stock markets in the core systems reacted favourably to the news, with reports indicating that the Empire had already secured several construction contracts.

Admiral Patreus will soon depart for the Prism system to oversee the trial of Kahina Loren.

20 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Belenses Services

Lu Yupik Creative Network

Zeta Tucanae Legal Ltd

LP 844-28 Travel Company

Lambayeque Corporation

Kelin Samba Guardians

Lao Yanes Co-op

Alliance of Lao Yanes

Official Juipek Dominion

LTT 14850 Purple Allied Int

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.


20 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Baudin Landing, Lyncis Sector MC-V b2-1

Akiyama Hub, Shorodo

Irens Dock, Manite

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Tarelkin Dock, LP 462-19

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Beltrami's Claim, Wolf 1509

Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl

Solovyev Port, HIP 8865

Trevithick Dock, LHS 3447

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Jacobi Hub, Basuki An

Spring Gateway, LHS 215

Carter Port, Rhea

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Lave Station, Lave

Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar

Rutan Terminal, Minanes

Roberts Port, CD-52 9732

Medupe City, Cubeo

i Sola Prospect, Brestla

Manakov Survey, Aeduci

Finney Ring, Jitabos

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

Chargaff Port, 20 Ophiuchi

20 OCT 3302 – Community Goal: The Walter Waldo Appeal

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Gyvatices Crimson Advanced Holdings has announced plans to hold a special commemorative event for the late entrepreneur Walter Waldo.

Waldo, who passed away last week, was the founder of Wonderful Walter's Fish and Coffee Emporium, a popular galactic franchise.

A spokesperson for GCAH released the following statement:

"Walter was a keen fisherman and a true coffee connoisseur, so what better way to celebrate his life than with a fish and coffee festival. We've placed an open order for fish and coffee in support of the event, and set aside a generous reserve for pilots who deliver these commodities to Walter Dock."

The campaign begins on the 20th October 3302 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

20 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Gathering Appeal Concludes

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The Aramzahd Empire Party has announced that its appeal for commodities for the Gathering 3302 has received the wholehearted support of the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots responded to the organisation's request for rare foods and alcohol, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to the Norman–Mavis's Bingo Palace starport.

The organisation has also confirmed that its campaign to clear the Aramzahd system of agitators was equally successful, thanks to the many independent combat pilots who supported the operation. Those planning to attend the event will now be able to do so in safety.

Pilots who supported the campaigns are now free to collect their rewards from Norman–Mavis's Bingo Palace in the Aramzahd system.

20 OCT 3302 – Community Goal: Strengthening the Colonia Community

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The Colonia Council, the governing body of the Colonia system, has launched a campaign to expand infrastructure and manufacturing facilities in the region. The initiative is intended to support future colonisation of the Colonia Nebula, and address the needs of the growing Colonia community.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the Council elaborated on the nature of the campaign:

"Colonia is expanding rapidly, and with an official colonisation initiative due to start soon, we need to make sure we can meet our citizens' needs."

"The colony has received a lot of support from the galactic community, but if it's going to become a fully fledged society, we need proper infrastructure."

In support of this initiative, the Colonia Council has placed an open order for mined palladium, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver the required material to Jaques Station in the Colonia system.

The campaign begins on the 20th of October 3302 and will run for two weeks.

18 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Peraesii Jet Vision Company

Defence Party of LFT 926

United LFT 601 Labour

Gang of Aerial

Liu Baja Exchange

Bureau of HIP 47328

Enayex Movement

Mikir Crimson Natural and Co

Orishpucho Jet Hand Gang

Kanos Solutions

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:

Egovae Gold Legal Limited

HR 1475 Allied Solutions

BD+29 2405 Autocracy

LHS 3802 Partnership

Fotla Empire League

Wyrd Raiders

Svalinn Silver Rats

Traditional LTT 15985 Focus

Epsilon Eridani Future

Coelrind Gold Mob

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.

17 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Vanayequi Independents

Federal Congress

Annarr Dynamic Corp.

LTT 874 Empire Assembly

Hu Jona Natural Systems

Jeterait Bridge Interstellar

Beta-1 Tucanae Empire Consulate

Futhark Empire Assembly

HIP 111755 Commodities

Kikua Jet Vision Organisation

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:

Ryder Revolutionary Party

Hojin Blue Dragons

LTT 1345 Gold Energy Inc

Aditi Jet Universal Interstellar

Aditi Crimson Energy Inc

V2151 Cygni Independents

Allied Tauernonese Dominion

Kremainn First

Yembo Blue Clan

Apoyota Alliance

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.

15 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Shaplintin Labour

Democrats of LTT 9104

Bureau of HR 827 Constitution Party

HIP 14676 Dominion

Kokopatji Gold Fortune Exchange

Progressive Party of Gullveti

Future of Guayambaan

Wiknariu Industries

Angelic Church of Messi

Menero Kimi Empire Group

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:

Urd Confederation

Latugara Society

Nurundere Labour

Ualangur Gold Comms Corp.

Jolagro Dragons

Movement for LHS 28 for Equality

Ross 1003 Prison Colony

Pacalite Universal Systems

CD-47 990 Company

Umbrogo Partnership

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.

14 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Traditional Chamunda Nationalists

Vesuvit Patron's Principles

Brotherhood of Kremata

Murungh Blue Comms Industry

Regulatory State of HIP 81237

HIP 81237 Network

League of Liu Xingga Order

V1084 Tauri Nationals

HIP 40170 Partnership

Law Party of Bunuvivia

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Confederation of Dahan

Omicron Columbae Patrons of Law

Natural Indaol Dominion

Democrats of LTT 9104

Bureau of HR 827 Constitution Party

LP 58-247 Silver State Corp

Blue Transport Co

Barons of Ongerinja

Confederation of Apalok

Balante Flag

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

14 OCT 3302 – Freelance Report: The Cassiopeia Expedition

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The Earth Expeditionary Fleet has announced plans to mount a bold expedition beyond the Perseus Arm to find two stellar objects in the Cassiopeia constellation first noted by Earth astronomers in the distant past.

"The Cassiopeia Project differs from other expeditions," said Commander Finn McMillan. "We will attempt to locate two supernova remnants, which have yet to be found despite numerous attempts from independent explorers. Our targets are Cassiopeia A and Tycho's star."

"This is not space tourism. The expedition to Cassiopeia A will take us into an area of space referred to as the Formidine Rift, which before the advent of the frame shift drive had a reputation as a kind of Bermuda Triangle. Few who venture into the Rift return to tell the tale."

The expedition is expected to depart from Chi Orionis in the first week of November 3302.

Jaiotu

14 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Location of Colonia Outposts Announced

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Latugara PLC, which recently launched a successful campaign to establish a series of outposts between the Colonia Nebula and the core systems, has announced where the new outposts will be built. The name of each outpost has also been revealed.

The complete list is as follows:

Hillary Depot – Blu Thua AI-A c14-10, planet A 4A

Amundsen Terminal – Lagoon Sector NI-S b4-10, planet 1

Eagle's Landing – Eagle Sector IR-W d1-117, planet 2 A

Sacaqawea Space Port – Skaudai CH-B d14-34, planet 1 A

Gigarin Gate – Gru Hypue KS-T d3-31, planet 4

Polo Harbour – Boewnst KS-S c20-959, planet A 2 A

Construction is expected to begin within the next few weeks.

14 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Kahina Loren Stripped of her Rank

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Kahina Tijani Loren has been stripped of the rank of senator for delegating her responsibilities in respect of the Prism system to Ambassador Cuthrick Delaney in 3301.

An aide for Admiral Denton Patreus said: "Loren gave up her senatorial responsibilities, so it's unreasonable that she continue to be protected by the title. Frankly, she shouldn't be described as a 'lady', either, but we will let the courts make that determination."

This means Loren will now be tried based on the laws of her nominated home system, which is of course the Prism system. Loren has been moved from Achenar and is presumed to be en route to Prism, under guard.

While Prism remains under the supervision of Ambassador Cuthrick Delaney, it is heavily exploited by Admiral Patreus. Patreus's aide said: "Those without a proper appreciation of due process might believe there is a conflict of interest, given Admiral Patreus's influence in Prism, but we can ensure the galactic community that Imperial law will be followed to the letter."

13 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Quiate Jet Legal Inc

Revolutionary Party of Nuenets

G 130-9 Blue Transport Industry

Movement for Warkushodi for Equality

LTT 95 Purple Life Systems

HIP 36731 Services

LFT 90 State Incorporated

Nobles of LTT 420

Chati Imperial Society

Allied Yakabugai Liberty Party

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

13 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Colonia Appeal Concludes

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It has been four weeks since the Latugara PLC announced plans to establish a series of outposts between the burgeoning Colonia Nebula community and the core of human-inhabited space.

Since then, the galactic community has delivered huge quantities of materials to Love Orbital for use in the construction.

A spokesperson for the Latugara PLC released a statement, thanking those who contributed to the campaign:

"We are hugely grateful to the many Commanders who supported this initiative. You have done a great deal to facilitate travel to and from the nascent Colonia community. Construction of the new outposts is expected to begin within the next few weeks."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Love Orbital in the Latugara system.

13 OCT 3302 – Community Goal: Alliance Outpost in the California Nebula

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Last week, the Alliance deployed a flotilla to the California Sector BA-A E6 system in the California Nebula. The act proved controversial, prompting accusations that the Alliance was attempting to lay claim to the organic structures on California Sector BA-A E6 4 of the California Sector BA-A E6 system.

In the wake of this development, the Alliance has announced plans to construct a new outpost on California Sector BA-A E6 4. According to an Alliance spokesperson, the station will serve as "a centre for scientific study, supporting our ongoing research into the organic structures and meta-alloys".

In support of this initiative, the Alliance has placed an open order for geological equipment, hazardous-environment suits and pesticides. 160 SOAR, which is coordinating the appeal, has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Tshang City in the Furuhjelm III-674 system.

The campaign begins on the 13th of October 3302 and will run for two weeks. If final targets are met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

13 OCT 3302 – Community Goal: The Gathering

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Each year, the Annual Galactic Games Organisation holds an elaborate gaming tournament known as the Gathering, enticing the rich and famous to a chosen system for a week-long party.

This year's event will take place at the Norman – Mavis's Bingo Palace starport in the Aramzahd system, chosen for its proximity to the lush planet of Guardinia. In addition to the games, there will be historical flight displays and presentations from many of the galaxy's premier ship manufacturers. System authorities have welcomed the event, which is expected to attract thousands of guests and bring in millions of credits.

In anticipation of the event, the Aramzahd Empire Party has placed an open order for Centauri Mega Gin, Giant Irukama Snails, Lavian Brandy, Tanmark Tranquil Tea and Witchhaul Kobe Beef. Pilots who deliver these commodities to Norman - Mavis's Bingo Palace in the Aramzahd system will be generously rewarded. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all wanted ships operating in Aramzahd, to ensure the safety of those attending the event.

The campaign begins on the 13th October 3302 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

13 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Anti-Piracy Campaign Concludes

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Authorities in Slink's Eye have announced that the operation to clear the system of pirates has received the enthusiastic support of the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots contributed to the operation, taking to their ships to eliminate the agitators operating in the system, and providing local security forces with deliveries of reactive armour.

Jaylon Hart, head of local security, thanked those who supported the initiative.

"There are some damn good pilots in my team, but we just don't have the resources to counter offensives of this scale. By providing us with combat support and much-needed supplies, the galactic community played an essential role in protecting the people of Slink's Eye. We're hugely grateful to both the public and the Revolutionary Slink's Eye Liberals."

Rewards for those who contributed to the operation can now be collected from Kelleam Ring.

12 OCT 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

12 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

Bureau of Tamor Freedom Party

Macabika Domain

Bureau of CD-54 471 Regulatory State

44 chi Draconis Silver Crew

Liberty Party of Basus

Independent Koraj Coalition

Khun Crimson Ring

Dangai Federal Organisation

Social HD 222582 Resistance

People's Party of Hecate

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

Bakonirtari Defence Force

Future of Jambin

New Yeng Revolutionary Party

Partha Pirates

Revolutionary Party of NN 3365

Bagalya Empire Pact

HIP 19327 Brothers

Cartel of Lulua

Shernaq Group

Xibalba Partnership

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

11 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

People's Ross 860 Independents

Putamasin Future

Confederacy of AC +67 1894

Pirates of Sun Takush

Workers of LHS 139 Revolutionary Party

36 Ophiuchi Federal Corporation

Uniting LTT 2622

Fire Flasa Stakeholders

The Imperial Vanguard

Khun Ltd

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:

Yaque Systems

LHS 3197 Central and Co

Pirates of LHS 450

Pirates of Luyten's Star

Cartel of Wolf 397

V374 Pegasi Progressive Party

Social Wolf 397 Progressive Party

Traditional EP Eridani Defence Party

Kremata Defence Force

Opala Group

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.

10 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Natural LP 811-17 Conservatives

New Xhosag Democrats

Matia Crimson Allied Industries

New Potriambunn Resistance

Liberty Party of Theta Indi

New Siddha Constitution Party

Coriccha Silver Organisation

Synteini Partners

Law Party of Mara

Defence Party of NLTT 57668

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:

Chamunda Crimson Travel Exchange

Lambda Hydri Industry

LTT 6714 Company

LHS 538 Corporation

Lords of the DarkStar Imperium

League of Khruvandji Conservatives

Hand Gang of Apoya

Aulin Silver United Company

Hojin Blue Dragons

Aditi Jet Mafia

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.

08 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Li K'anja Energy Industries

Partnership of Li Cha

Pleiades Resource Enterprise

Independents of Lie Yupik

Black Omega

Kacomam Empire Group

LHS 411 Advanced Incorporated

Paeling Blue Life and Co

Vadimo Patrons of Law

Browncoat Uprising

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:

Labour of 64 Arietis

Law Party of Umaitis

Partnership of HIP 19147

Nuevo Orden de Comandantes Imperiales

CD-87 103 Imperial Society

Yen Di Travel Inc

Tsanyala Patrons of Law

New Tjindjin Revolutionary Party

Workers of K Camelopardalis Resistance

Kuruages Republic Party

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.

07 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Xib Cail Co-op

United Blanquichu Confederation

Traditional Scylla League

LTT 15461 Defence Force

Union of LTT 15461 Liberals

Matres Nobles

NLTT 9949 Blue Partnership

NLTT 9949 Dynasty

Grabi Power Group

HR 7756 People's Co-operative

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

LHS 3437 Coalition

LHS 293 Corp.

LHS 1393 Services

Workers of Nebtete Resistance

Yawa Commodities

Partnership of Li Cha

Pleiades Resource Enterprise

Independents of Lie Yupik

Black Omega

Kacomam Empire Group

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

07 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Exploration or Surveillance?

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A spokesperson for the Sirius Corporation has revealed that the mega-corporation has deployed hundreds of deep-space probes and signalling technologies throughout the galaxy.

The spokesperson said: "Sending pilots into the void is fraught with danger. These probes can go further and faster than a human pilot, at much reduced cost and with, I daresay, more reliability. We've been working closely with the Mars High Astrocartography department on the probes' design."

"Human pilots are interested in sightseeing, chasing myths and 'making their mark' on the galactic stage. They get sidetracked. Our probes are immune to such distractions. At present, galactic exploration is conducted in a sporadic and improvisational way. Soon we will have far better coverage of the galaxy."

One independent pilot, who opted to remain anonymous, said: "There's something odd about this. I'd hazard a guess these probes have self-defence capabilities. I'll be giving them a wide berth."

06 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Kanawas Company

LHS 1071 Gold Fortune Int

Almana Gold Netcoms Solutions

Labour of HIP 22961

Toxandji United Corporation

Caelinus Blue Life Co

Silver Vision and Co

Trong Public Network

Wuru Empire Pact

Fuambe Empire Party

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

06 OCT 3302 – Community Goal: Restoring Order in Slink's Eye

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Security forces in the Slink's Eye system have reported a dramatic upswing in pirate activity. Reports indicate that the agitators are attacking civilians, disrupting trade and generally causing discord.

In response to this development, the Revolutionary Slink's Eye Liberals has placed a kill order on all wanted ships operating in the Slink's Eye system, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to Kelleam Ring. The organisation has also vowed to reimburse those who deliver reactive armour to Kelleam Ring to bolster local security forces.

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

06 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Federal Appeal Comes to an End

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The Federation has announced that its campaign to construct a new outpost in the Maia system has received the enthusiastic support of the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots responded to the appeal for construction materials by delivering auto fabricators, titanium, and power generators to Obsidian Orbital in Maia.

A spokesperson for the Pleiades Resource Enterprise, which coordinated the campaign, released a brief statement:

"The potential value of the meta-alloys – to say nothing of the barnacles themselves – is enormous, and it is essential that Imperial efforts to control them be opposed. This new outpost will help us achieve that aim."

"I would like to personally thank those who supported this initiative. Remember – the stars shine brightest on the Federation."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Obsidian Orbital in the Maia system.

05 OCT 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

05 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

Kotigeni Exchange

Geawen Life Systems

Fasti Industries

Nyikari Gold General Commodities

New Badje Values Party

Y Velorum Gold Camorra

Munfayl Gold Council

Earls of LFT 140

CD-74 144 Flag

LHS 1052 Purple Syndicate

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

Duryampas Future

Tarach Tor Organisation

Superty Mafia

Aymifa Regulatory State

Workers of Kanean Left Party

Li Hai Silver Comms Co

Union of Malina Confederacy

League of Gungkuni

Gliese 506.2 Silver Control Corp

Uniting Lachangu

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

04 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Bureau of Lakota Law Party

Kawa Athi United Services

New Groombridge 1618 Focus

Social Lalande 2682 Alliance

Tawilo Gold State Industries

Lacaille 9352 Silver Gang

Addovii Crimson Transport PLC

People's Cegreeth Values Party

LTT 7509 Corporation

Tanmark Jet United PLC

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:

Turot Creative Industries

Potriti Public Partners

Docleachi Progressive Party

Defence Party of LFT 926

Nuakea Industry

Earls of Caris

Bhotho Rats

Robor Crimson Travel Inc

United Bhotho Progressive Party

Nationals of G 203-47

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.

04 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Mu Koji Appeal Concludes

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Last week, the Kalana Independents launched a relief campaign for the people of Mu Koji, many of whom were displaced by the Federal-Imperial conflict that swept through the system in early September. Today, a spokesperson for the organisation announced that the galactic community had delivered huge quantities of aid relief to Bujold Enterprise, currently home of the system's refugees.

In a statement, the spokesperson said:

"The pilots who supported this campaign have reason to feel proud. Thanks to you, the authorities in Mu Koji will now be able to keep the system's refugees comfortable until they are returned to their homes."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Bujold Enterprise in the Kalana system.

04 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Akiyama Hub, Shorodo

Irens Dock, Manite

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Tarelkin Dock, LP 462-19

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Beltrami's Claim, Wolf 1509

Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl

Finney Ring, Jitabos

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Spring Gateway, LHS 215

Chargaff Port, 20 Ophiuchi

Carter Port, Rhea

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Lave Station, Lave

Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar

Rutan Terminal, Minanes

Roberts Port, CD-52 9732

Medupe City, Cubeo

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

Solovyev Port, HIP 8865

Trevithick Dock, LHS 3447

Onnes Gateway, LFT 37

01 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

LHS 1442 Exchange

Democrats of Nyoru

The Gathering

Apadecavi Blue General Solutions

Wattunukam Monarchy

Langjela Blue Galactic Exchange

Future of LHS 3877

BD-20 2665 State Organisation

Vucasto Patrons of Law

LHS 1391 Patron's Principles

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:

HO Bootis Corporation

HIP 18527 Silver Energy PLC

Wayutabal Empire Pact

Revolutionary Party of Pepper

Gold Systems Ltd

HIP 32135 Fortune Network

Ahanyamwezi Creative Inc

Biataxo Coalition

Cao Guatun Empire Consulate

LTT 1272 Corporation

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.

01 OCT 3302 – Freelance Report: Basking for Refugees

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A group of well-connected Imperial Commanders has descended on the Kalana system carrying medicines and evacuation shelters. The loosely organized 'Cutter Club', as the group calls itself, has pledged to meet the needs of the Mu Koji refugees.

The Cutter Club has also organised a fundraising event in support of various other charitable efforts. The event, Basking for Refugees, will be streamed from Moore Prospect on the 2nd of October 3302 at 22:00 galactic standard time. The main event will feature daredevil SRV jumps over rows of Imperial Cutters. The public is invited to participate in the event, and to consider supporting a charity of their choice.

Commander PeachSlicesV summed up the event:

"War creates significant numbers of displaced, vulnerable and needy people. Whatever you can give will improve their lives. Who knows – one day they might save yours."

Commander Corrigendum

01 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Curious Transmission Partially Decoded

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In early August, an antique Cobra Mk III was interred at the Tionisla Orbital Graveyard. Shortly before the ship was laid to rest, a beacon aboard the vessel transmitted a repeating sequence of curious characters.

The sequence was picked up by several listening and relay posts in the Tionisla system, and it has now been determined that it contains content obscured with an unknown encryption. The encrypted data is followed by an apparently meaningless clear-text phrase: 'The vain queen rides a giraffe that remembers her daughter's hero.'

Intelligence services within the Alliance, Empire and Federation are said to be investigating the message, but no official statements have yet been made. Both the sender and intended recipient of the message remain a mystery.

01 OCT 3302 – Galactic News: Acrimony on Achenar

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An anonymous source has indicated that the scandal surrounding former senator Kahina Tijani Loren has awoken latent animosity within the Imperial powerbase.

The source claims that recent events have brought the affairs of Admiral Denton Patreus, Princess Aisling Duval and even Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval into the spotlight, and that much intrigue and politicking is taking place behind closed doors.

Princess Duval, following an embarrassing story from The Imperial Citizen, said: "Isn't it interesting that this happens just as a crisis is developing on our borders? While the media is preoccupied with that psychopathic Loren woman, the real stories are being ignored!"

Neither Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval nor Admiral Denton Patreus deigned to comment on the matter.

30 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Maratians Silver Bridge Corp.

Ross 23 Defence Force

Kwatiles Purple Electronics Ind

League of Kwatiles

Santy Purple Legal Incorporated

Chongquan Crimson Federal Dev

Chongquan Coalition

Luyten 145-141 and Co

LHS 1573 Purple Partnership

Wolf 587 Gold Natural Systems

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Kadu mist Labour

EP Eridani United Corp.

HIP 85575 Partnership

Wattunukam Monarchy

Langjela Blue Galactic Exchange

Future of LHS 3877

BD-20 2665 State Organisation

Vucasto Patrons of Law

Revolutionary 5 G. Apodis Values Party

LTT 8701 Purple Council

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

30 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: The Martian Relic

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The discovery of mysterious wreckage in the Pleiades Nebula has rekindled interest in the so-called Martian Relic, an object discovered beneath the surface of Mars over one thousand years ago.

Very little is known about the Relic except that it was discovered in 2280 and is relatively small, measuring no more than a few centimetres square. Indeed, there is so little concrete information in the public sphere that some have questioned the Relic's very existence. But leaked Federal records confirm that the object, which was sequestered by the Federal government shortly after its discovery, is very real.

The discovery of the Unknown Artefacts, Unknown Probes and the mysterious wreckage in the Pleiades Sector AB-W B2-4 system has prompted many to wonder anew at the Relic's origin. Naturally, some have speculated that it could be a Thargoid artefact, but with access to the Relic restricted, this theory can be neither proved nor disproved.

Only one thing is for sure – until the Federal government decides to release information into the public domain, we have little option but to speculate.

30 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Imperial Prima Donnas Flash their Claws

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Princess Aisling Duval has clashed with former Imperial senator Lady Kahina Loren in an impromptu debate organised by The Imperial Citizen. Unbeknownst to either Princess Duval or Lady Kahina, parts of the altercation were broadcast live.

Princess Duval was heard to say: "You really thought you could swan in here from your provincial little system and get away with murder? You even had designs on being Emperor. Have you any idea how ridiculous you look?"

"I'm not the one wearing a stupid wig," Loren retorted.

"You're finished," said Princess Duval. "Everyone knows you're guilty. You'll be stripped of your rank and title, and no fancy speech can save you!"

"At least I don't need someone to write my speeches for me," Loren replied. "Anyone with half a brain can see this is a set up. Ask yourself this – who has the most to gain from this ridiculous charade?"

"Nice try. You'll pay for what you've done – Patreus will see to that. I know you hate him!"

"Oh, I despise the man," said Loren, "but if I wanted him dead, he'd be dead."

Lady Kahina Loren's trial will take place in two weeks' time.

29 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

United Ross 780 Progressive Party

Kungun Universal Corporation

HIP 110954 Inc

LTT 12680 Interstellar

Canani League

Daikulcandi Empire Consulate

Tan'gunni Nationalists

Tihtipihin League

Umathudti Central PLC

Xuanduna Silver Control Ltd

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

29 SEP 3302 – Community Goal: Aid for the Mu Koji Refugees

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Earlier this month, the Mu Koji system was engulfed in the ongoing conflict between the Empire and the Federation, as the superpowers staged rival operations to secure enemy intelligence.

Although the battle only lasted a few days, the collateral damage was severe, resulting in the displacement of thousands of civilians. System authorities have responded by establishing a refugee centre at the Bujold Enterprise starport, but have found themselves unable to provide the many refugees with medicine and shelter.

The Kalana Independents have therefore offered to fund a coordinated relief effort. The organisation has placed an open order for basic medicines and evacuation shelters, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Bujold Enterprise in the Kalana system.

The campaign begins on the 29th of September 3302 and will run for one week. If final targets are met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

29 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Enthusiastic Response to Federal Appeal

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A spokesperson for the Pleiades Resource Enterprise has announced that its appeal for exploration data was enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots contributed to the campaign by sweeping the Pleiades Nebula and delivering the resultant astronomical data to Pre Logistics Support Gamma in the Pleiades Sector IH-V C2-5 system.

The organisation's spokesperson released the following statement:

"The Federation extends its gratitude to those who supported this operation. If there are other crash sites like the one discovered in AB-W B2-4, it is imperative that we know. That's why this data is so important."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Pre Logistics Support Gamma in the Pleiades Sector IH-V C2-5 system.

29 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Imperial Appeal Comes to an End

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A spokesperson for the Merope Expeditionary Fleet has announced that its appeal for construction materials was enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Scores of independent pilots responded to the organisation's request, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Obsidian Orbital, the organisation's base of operations. The materials will be used to construct a new Imperial operating base in the Pleiades Sector AB-W B2-4 system.

The spokesperson released a statement.

"I know there are some who decry the Empire for its part in this conflict. They believe that if we simply walked away, the conflict would end. But sometimes the only way to achieve peace is by opposing the tyrannical."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Obsidian Orbital in the Maia system.

28 SEP 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

28 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

Dominion of Solati

Algreit Blue Family

Anhualm Mob

Inovandar Crimson Creative PLC

Wolf 294 Industry

Nationals of Wadjabangai

LHS 1706 Nationals

Friends of Indrundjara

Official LTT 12680 Order

LHS 28 Commodities

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

LTT 617 Silver United Group

Brokutsu Domain

Miskai Progressive Party

Taimi Syndicate

Ongkuma Progressive Party

Exbeur and Co

Xuang Stakeholders

Pirates of Kokatese

Monarchy of Septet

LTT 9573 Crimson Advanced Ltd

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

27 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Constitution Party of Gorringa

Movement for Ross 156 Alliance

Ngardamayo Independents

Daesi Imperial Society

Euboa Defence Force

Eravate Network

Ocairi Inc

LHS 3006 Blue Brotherhood

Jitabos Freedom Party

Sowathara United Ltd

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:

Future of Karamai

Abazi Advanced Ltd

Kremainn Blue Brotherhood

Jardovici Purple Transport Int

Gilya Vision Organisation

Blue Electronics Exchange

Beta Caeli Crimson Travel Holdings

Jaarn United

LP 751-1 Solutions

Mob of Gende

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.

26 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Panoi Holdings

Progressive Party of LHS 142

Anlave First

LHS 1914 Liberals

Social Freng Independents

GR 316 Gold Mob

Idomatyritu Empire Party

Jaaka Crimson Advanced Exchange

Apurui General Co

Kuanes Resistance

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:

Partnership of LHS 2819

Official i Bootis Liberty Party

Imperial Cartographic Cooperative

Mbukuravi Crimson Major Dev

Liberty Party of GD 219

Partnership of Taribes

Integrated Shu Babassi

Federal Defense League

Lords of the DarkStar Imperium

Hagglebeard's Heroes

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.

26 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Akiyama Hub, Shorodo

Fozard Dock, HIP 19934

Irens Dock, Manite

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Tarelkin Dock, LP 462-19

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Beltrami's Claim, Wolf 1509

Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Spring Gateway, LHS 215

Chargaff Port, 20 Ophiuchi

Carter Port, Rhea

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Lave Station, Lave

Newholm Station, Solthis

Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar

Rutan Terminal, Minanes

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

Roentgen Hub, LFT 37

Finney Ring, Jitabos

23 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Epsilon Eridani Future

Iota Tucanae Empire Consulate

HIP 24947 Imperial Society

HIP 36731 Services

Chongquan Crimson Federal Dev

Nahuaru Crimson Bridge Int

Moror Vision Organisation

HIP 32382 Confederation

He Qinga Fortune Co

Atarapa Incorporated

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

23 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Chairman of MetaDrive Inc. Passes Away

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Sad news from the Chi Orionis system this morning with reports that Femi Dakarai, chairman of the hyperdrive-research company MetaDrive Inc., has passed away following a short illness.

Dakarai was taken ill last week after working tirelessly to secure financial backing for the company. Board members reported that he was working long hours and had been showing signs of stress for several months. An assessment of MetaDrive Inc. by an independent auditing firm appears to have been the final straw.

"We should have acted sooner, but we were working extremely hard," said Rosaline Merden, company secretary. "With the company set to deliver on some very exciting technology in the coming year, it's particularly tragic. We will carry on in his memory."

Board members were quick to pay their respects, and according to unofficial sources have made a generous payment to the Dakarai family on behalf of MetaDrive Inc.

In related news, Raan Corsen, a junior employee of MetaDrive Inc., was recently suspended from the company after auditors detected account irregularities. Security forces in the Chi Orionis system, recently brought under the control of the Earth Defense Fleet, have asked the public to report any sightings of Corsen.

MetaDrive Inc. has become something of a poster child for the depression currently affecting stock markets. Economic forecasts remain gloomy, with little prospect of improvement on the horizon.

22 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

Workers of LTT 18075 Coalition

Muthnir Gold Allied Partners

Justice Party of LTT 10823

Tjurinas Progressive Party

Kameni and Co

Durojin People's Party

Alpha Centauri Freedom Party

Union of Mbundu Confederacy

LHS 1505 Crimson Camorra

Republic Party of Kremata

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

Notus Silver Society

Gungkuni Crimson Rats

Sandagaray United

Othiti First

Mendindui Union Party

HIP 60942 Just Sect

Ix Chita Power Holdings

Lords of Chualang Mu

Ither Purple Brotherhood

Detris Jet Brotherhood

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

22 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Services Suspended at Thoreau Orbital

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Personnel at Thoreau Orbital in the Obotrima system have been forced to suspend various services – a direct result of an Imperial campaign to destabilise the starport by flooding it with explosives.

As a major manufacturing centre for autonomous defence drones, more commonly known as skimmers, the station was considered a priority target by the Empire.

A member of startport personnel, who chose to remain anonymous, said:

"The Federal Navy knew this attack was coming, but they did nothing. The independent pilots who delivered skimmer components did a great job, but without military support, how could they hope to foil the Empire's plan? Now Thoreau Orbital is in dire shape. Who knows how long it'll be before things are back to normal."

22 SEP 3302 – Community Goal: New Imperial Base in Pleiades Sector Ab-W B2-4

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The Merope Expeditionary Fleet has been tasked with constructing a new forward operating base in the Pleiades Sector Ab-W B2-4 system on behalf of the Empire. The new outpost will support the Empire's ongoing operations in the Pleiades Nebula.

A spokesperson for the Merope Expeditionary Fleet released a statement:

"I realise some might perceive this as an attempt to assert Imperial dominion over the Pleiades Nebula, but establishing a strong military presence in the Pleiades is the only way we can oppose Federal attempts to establish a monopoly on meta-alloys."

In support of this initiative, the Merope Expeditionary Fleet has placed an open order for Power Generators, Tantalum and Auto Fabricators, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to its base of operations at Obsidian Orbital in the Maia system.

The campaign begins on the 22nd of September 3302 and will run for one week. If final targets are met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

22 SEP 3302 – Community Goal: Federation Appeals for Exploration Data

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The Federation has issued a public appeal for exploration data as part of its ongoing operation in the Pleiades Nebula. The appeal is being coordinated by the Pleiades Resource Enterprise, which released the following statement to the media:

"Given the recent discovery of possible non-human wreckage in the Pleiades, it is essential that we have comprehensive and up-to-date information on the entire region. We are therefore asking pilots to sweep the Pleiades and deliver any resultant exploration data to Pre Logistics Support Gamma in the Pleiades Sector IH-V C2-5 system. Commanders who contribute to this initiative will be generously rewarded."

The announcement comes in the midst of animated debate over recent Federal and Imperial action in the Pleiades.

The campaign begins on the 22nd of September 3302 and will run for one week. If final targets are met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

21 SEP 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

20 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

PSPF-LF 2 Liberals

United Ba Po Constitution Party

Knox and Co

Dominion of Sowiio

LFT 37 Blue Natural Corp.

Djuhti Independents

Agarda Republic Party

Lu Xians Noblement

Revolutionary Party of Ancanec

Rudjer Boskovic Inc.

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:

Xi Ursae Majoris Energy Network

Democrats of LHS 278

Mob of Eranin

Revolutionary Ausantuatel Values Party

Sowiio Services

Natural LP 390-16 Constitution Party

Umbrigua Movement

Wolf 424 Ltd

Eburnakura Purple Advanced Sysy

Mongatha Domain

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.

20 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Halsey Shares Her Vision

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Since leaving the Clearwater psychiatric centre in July, former Federal president Jasmina Halsey has maintained a relatively low profile. But now the former leader has broken her silence to share news of "a compelling vision" with the galactic community.

In a public address at Gotham Park in the Alioth system, Halsey described the nature of her vision:

"I saw a place of extraordinary beauty. A paradise. It was truly wonderful."

"This was no dream – it was a glimpse of something very real."

"We must find this place. It could be our future."

Halsey's peculiar statement will no doubt disappoint those who believed she had made a full psychological recovery.

19 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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

Zeessze Clan

Yimanbin Industries

Kitche Citizens' Forum

LHS 1110 Patron's Principles

Stafkarl Stakeholders

New Belenja Defence Party

HIP 296 Purple Bridge Systems

Velnians Revolutionary Party

Lalande 10797 Comms Holdings

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:

Kraurno Blue Brothers

Kamadhenu Netcoms Corporation

Salibi Mafia

Namniez Free

Ross 209 Fortune Organisation

Revolutionary 5 G. Apodis Values Party

Yuror Crimson Drug Empire

Movement for Pipi Free

Independent HR 8526 for Equality

Co-operative of HIP 113113

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.

19 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Kahina Loren Implicated in Patreus Assassination Attempt

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Sources close to the Imperial Senate have released a statement indicating that Lady Kahina Tijani Loren, erstwhile senator of the Prism system, has been charged in connection with the attempted assassination of Admiral Denton Patreus.

Prior to this development, Lady Kahina had not been heard from since mid 3301. Details of her recent activities are shrouded in mystery, although under the alias Commander Salomé she has been linked to various revolutionary organisations, including the Children of Raxxla, the Phoenix Group, the Dark Wheel and now Emperor's Dawn.

After Lady Kahina went missing in the Cemiess system last month, the Children of Raxxla attempted to destabilise the system's economy to force system authorities to reveal her whereabouts.

"Her intentions are clear," said a reporter for The Imperial Citizen. "She hates Patreus for his takeover of the Prism system – which I might point out was entirely legal – and harbours ridiculous delusions of becoming Emperor. She's been sowing seeds of discontent everywhere she goes. As we reported last month, she is dangerously unstable and an irresponsible warmonger. Now that she's been caught, she should be dealt with harshly. The same applies to the factions loyal to her."

Princess Aisling Duval also addressed the arrest, saying: "I was always suspicious about her. Now her true colours have been revealed. I hope she receives a just punishment for her atrocious crimes. I wouldn't be surprised to discover she was behind the instability of the past year. My thanks go to our loyal Imperial security services for their diligence."

Lady Kahina has reportedly been moved to the Achenar system to await trial.

17 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Sons Blue Fortune Network

Lords of LHS 1963

Partnership of Semakana

Jaques

Bodhinga Empire Assembly

Deili Confederation

Wuthawchu Blue Bridge Inc

HIP 118040 Exchange

Official Tepi Regulatory State

HIP 104206 Emperor's Grace

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:

Decan Silver Ring

Progressive Party of Paemalites

Cet Republic Party

Tirawati Prison Colony

HR 1064 Netcoms Holdings

Natural Namamasairu Flag

Workers of Krinda Future

Ys Silver Major Group

Huiche Incorporated

Xi-2 Lupi Resistance

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.

16 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Bhumbi Limited

LHS 1507 Democrats

Ngun Natural Co

Guangul Defence Party

LP 908-11 Independents

LP 908-11 Network

DP Camelopardalis Legal Company

DP Camelopardalis Party

LP 51-17 Advanced Industry

LHS 3749 Rats

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Workers of Sak Chelmir Partnership

Tsohoda Citizens' Forum

Sublime Order of van Maanen's Star

Sons Blue Fortune Network

Lords of LHS 1963

Liberals of Julana

HIP 2902 Independents

Har Crimson Legal Corp.

San Tzu Silver Mafia

Mainani Empire Party

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

15 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Conservatives of Hisaaka

Konburo State Inc

Vesuvit Patron's Principles

Bugas Future

Crimson General Industry

Rasmussen Future

Chapterhouse of Inquisition

Baedi Di Industries

HIP 24157 Solutions

Goller Industries

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

15 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Imperial Operation Succeeds

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The Xuangu Crimson Major Network has announced that the Imperial operation to recover valuable intelligence from Federal convoys in the Mu Koji system has been a success.

Scores of independent pilots supported the operation, bolstering the Imperial forces and thwarting Federal efforts to steal Imperial intelligence.

But although the Empire achieved its primary goal, victory came at a cost. Independent correspondents, reporting from Mu Koji, have confirmed that the Empire lost considerably more ships than the Federation.

In the wake of the victory, a spokesperson for Xuangu Crimson Major Network thanked those who supported the campaign. Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Aksyonov Hub in Mu Koji.

15 SEP 3302 – Community Goal: The Fight for Thoreau Orbital

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Federal intelligence operatives have uncovered an Imperial plot to destabilise the Thoreau Orbital outpost in Obotrima. The starport is a major manufacturing centre for autonomous defence drones, more commonly known as skimmers.

According to a leaked report, the Imperial organisation Chimechilo Empire League plans to disrupt skimmer production at Thoreau Orbital by flooding it with explosives. The Chimechilo Empire League has asked Imperial pilots to support the operation by delivering explosives to Thoreau Orbital.

To counter this threat, the Obotrima Organisation has asked Federation-aligned pilots to deliver skimmer components and robotics to the outpost in order to manufacture new skimmers.

Both operations are scheduled to run for one week from the 15th of September 3302.

15 SEP 3302 – Community Goal: The Colonia Connection

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Latugara PLC, an independent organisation based in the Latugara system, has announced plans to construct a series of outposts between the core of human-inhabited space and the rapidly expanding Colonia Nebula community.

In a statement, the organisation's spokesperson said:

"Given the relatively remote nature of the Colonia community, there's a clear need for a series of resupply outposts to support ships travelling to and from the colony. These new bases will bridge the gap between the burgeoning Colonia community and the core systems."

In support of this ambitious initiative, Latugara PLC has placed an open order for titanium, computer components and power generators, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to its base of operations at Love Orbital in the Latugara system.

The campaign has been provisionally scheduled to run for four weeks from the 15th of September 3302, but the Latugara PLC has said it will run the campaign until its targets are met.

14 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

Co-op of LHS 3343

Union of Chnupi Citizen Party

Ngobed Solutions

Raurumbal Purple Dragons

Independent Phekda Union

HIP 99994 Major Corporation

Progressive Party of Rakkaiadi

Allied CPC 20 6743 Freedom Party

Divja Mocha Dynamic Group

Workers of Djabugandji Resistance

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

Xion Camorra

HIP 29096 Values Party

Future of Liabeze

Notus Jet Dynamic Group

Co-operative of Belalis

Lan Gundi Limited

LHS 1832 Labour

Hodack One

Notus Flag

United CD-69 5 Dominion

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

14 SEP 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

13 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Cayutorme Citizens of Tradition

Coalition of Tosakanth

Kebes Blue Creative Industries

Defence Force of Ross 130

Khakmo Industry

Munfayl Law Party

New LTT 7453 Conservatives

Theotokos Universal Exchange

Values Party of Syntec

Chowa Major Industry

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:

Belu Values Party

Independent Raguti Resistance

Social Marasing Labour

Kebeghengi Collective

Autocracy of Gendalla

LHS 2088 Society

LHS 278 Bridge Limited

Rho Tucanae Allied Services

Frigaha Purple Pirates

Imenhit Freedom Party

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.

12 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Brani Federal Holdings

Liberals of Delta Pavonis

CD-37 641 Network

Jeterait Bridge Interstellar

LHS 199 Guardians of Tradition

HIP 1885 Crimson Transport Comms

Workers of BV Phoenicis Free

Acokwech People's Co-operative

Progressive Party of LP 493-64

Defence Force of Idini

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:

People's Tabassapisi Progressive Party

Future of LHS 3447

Society of Ngalinn

Conservatives of Hisaaka

Partnership of LHS 2819

Revolutionary Morai Citizen Party

Lords of the DarkStar Imperium

Coalition of Ngaliba

Eranin Peoples Party

Hojin Blue Dragons

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.

10 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

La Guardia Hispana

Confederation of Julannsa

LHS 3677 Purple Transport Org

Sol Workers' Party

Caicius Crimson Organisation

Unionists of Cenu Kichs

Hanissi Citizens of Tradition

Konburus Corporation

Erishiko Systems

E.X.O

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:

Liberals of Yaringu

Social Oresqu Resistance

Deive Republic Party

Brandano Gang

Partnership of Luluwala

LTT 2042 Partnership

Democrats of Haroingori

Kanga Bara PLC

Bakulcan Brotherhood

Pangkomo Gang

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.

09 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Liberty Party of Zeessze

86 Mu Herculis Commodities

Social Qa'wakana Revolutionary Party

HIP 78136 Republic Party

Gang of Kakmburu

Auso Family

Bida Gold Syndicate

Bida Labour

Union of Lencali Independents

Lencali Freedom Party

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Ross 129 Liberals

Confederation of Julannsa

LHS 3677 Purple Transport Org

UGP 64 Jet Travel and Co

Independent FF Andromedae for Equality

Nuevo Orden de Comandantes Imperiales

United Li Tzicnii Democrats

Halai Republic Party

Union of LHS 3781 Future

Traditional Yamunab Yu Justice Party

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

09 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Otto Granger Demands Credit

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Otto Granger, the smuggler who involved the galactic community in an elaborate search for the mysterious debris in the Pleiades Nebula, has demanded that he receive credit for the discovery.

In an interview with The Federal Times, Granger made his feelings clear:

"Look, I admit it – when we found the wreck, we saw it as an opportunity to make some money. But we never planned to keep the discovery from the public."

"The point is that we found it – me and my friends. But now the discovery has been credited to someone else! It's outrageous!"

Commentators have been quick to point out that Granger's efforts to profit from the discovery, and his reluctance to share it with the galactic community in a spirit of altruism, are sufficient grounds to deny him credit.

09 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: We Have a Winner!

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A pilot by the name of Commander Falchion has won the Melee Masters arena competition.

In a tense final bout, Commander Falchion appeared to give up right on the cusp of victory, but it was revealed to have been a ruse designed to bring his opponent into firing range.

A reporter from Sports Zeta Weekly commented: "I had no fingernails by the end of that one. The sheer moxie of Commander Falchion, to sucker in his opponent like that! Big risk, big payoff. The crowds loved it! A worthy winner."

Commander Falchion was not available for interview and appears to maintaining a cloak of anonymity, although it is known that he or she is from the Chi Orionis system.

08 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Workers of LHS 2887 League

LHS 1348 Incorporated

LHS 1348 Inc

Co-op of KUV 410-4

Independent Ross 89 Future

Earls of LTT 5623

Chuevik Dynamic Interstellar

Birjoromi Partners

BD-10 5142 Purple Vision Limited

Vayurathi Purple Transport Serv

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

08 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Fozard Dock, HIP 19934

Irens Dock, Manite

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Tarelkin Dock, LP 462-19

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Beltrami's Claim, Wolf 1509

Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Carter Port, Rhea

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Lave Station, Lave

Newholm Station, Solthis

Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar

Rutan Terminal, Minanes

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

Spring Gateway, LHS 215

Akiyama Hub, Shorodo

08 SEP 3302 – Freelance Report: The Alien Wreck

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As independent pilots flock to the mysterious wreckage in the Pleiades, many have been speculating on the meaning of the discovery. Some believe the wreck is of Thargoid origin, but that rumour has little evidence to support it.

One pilot who visited the site shared his opinion:

"While the alien wreck is worthy of further study, I doubt it's recent. Judging from the lack of heat signature, I think it's been dead for a while – maybe even centuries. It's hard to tell how old something is with a simple visual inspection, especially on a planet with no atmosphere."

"I suspect it won't be long before the Federation or the Empire tries to claim the wreckage, so we probably don't have much time to study it."

Independent pilots are still flocking to the site, but many questions remain. Possible links to the barnacles, Unknown Artefacts and Unknown Probes have been suggested, but no evidence of a connection has been found.

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08 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Imperial Ships Deployed to Pleiades Sector AB-W B2-4

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For much of the past week, the galactic community has been captivated by the mysterious shipwreck discovered in the Pleiades Sector AB-W B2-4 system. The wreck, which was found on one of the system's moons, is believed by many to be the remains of a non-human starship.

Given the magnitude of the discovery, it was only a matter of time before one of the superpowers took action. That action has come in the form of an Imperial deputation, which was despatched to the system within the past twelve hours. Eyewitness reports indicate that a Majestic-class Interdictor has taken up position directly over the shipwreck site.

The Empire has not commented on the deployment, but Federal President Zachary Hudson was quick to condemn the act.

"It is no surprise that the Empire is attempting to control the site, but the fact is that they have no authority in AB-W B2-4, and no right to lay claim to this discovery. If the Empire makes any effort to prevent access to the site, be assured that the Federation will respond appropriately."

08 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: LFT 133 Campaign Concludes

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A spokesperson for the AEF Legion of LFT 133 has announced that its appeal for gold has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Sullivan Dock, the organisation's base of operations. The spokesperson also confirmed that the agitators disrupting operations in the region have been neutralised.

The AEF Legion of LFT 133 has extended its gratitude to those who supported the campaign.

08 SEP 3302 – Community Goal: Federal-Imperial Conflict in Mu Koji

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Security operatives in Mu Koji have reported that the Empire and Federation have launched rival military operations in the system.

Both superpowers have fleets stationed in Mu Koji, and both have launched attacks against these convoys with the aim of securing valuable enemy intelligence.

The Xuangu Crimson Major Network has been authorised to coordinate the Imperial operation, while rival organisation the Mu Koji Resistance is directing the Federal campaign. Both factions have asked independent combat pilots for support, promising to reward those who come to their aid.

The rival operations are scheduled to run for one week from the 8th of September 3302.

08 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: United Research Council Programme Begins in One Week

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The United Research Council has announced that its postponed research programme will begin on the 15th of September 3302. The announcement comes a week after political lobbying prompted the Council to temporarily delay the programme.

The Council's experiments, which are understood to involve monitoring radiation levels and recording the positions of celestial bodies, will encompass all systems within a 30 light-year radius of the Clayakarma, Nauo, Gyhldekala, Boga and Kpaniya systems. Due to the sensitive nature of these experiments, pilots pledged to one of the galaxy's major powers will be unable to lay claim to these systems while the project is active. Pilots should also be aware that any preparatory activity conducted in these systems will be negated when the programme begins.

The United Research Council will make a final announcement shortly before the programme starts.

07 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

LFT 1349 Mafia

BPM 40823 Republic Party

36 Ursae Majoris Gold Posse

Justice Party of Orule

Corngaranga Nationals

Confederacy of 47 Ursae Majoris

Jet Major Co

Iktock Jet Family

Boresti Blue United Corporation

Njuwai Transport Co

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

LHS 4003 Blue Organisation

Independent Kambila Confederacy

Traditional Ackwada Order

LFT 444 Crimson Energy Systems

Kokowar Solutions

Adachit Solutions

League of Rudrato

Sigma Hydri Gold Family

HIP 14997 People's Party

LTT 1935 Gold Galactic Network

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

07 SEP 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

07 SEP 3302 – Freelance Report: Weird Science

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As the scientific community grapples with the discovery of mysterious wreckage in the Pleiades Sector AB-W B2-4 system, controversial naturalist Ulla Burton believes she has the answer.

In her most recent broadcast, Ulla said:

"The answer is staring us in the face – it's a form of giant space crab. I'm surprised the Canonn Institute hasn't considered it. The creature was obviously confused by frame shift emissions, and beached itself while looking for food."

While answering viewers' questions, Ulla dismissed suggestions that the remains were dangerous or indicative of the existence of intelligent life.

"The chances of anything coming from the Pleiades, or beyond, are a million to one. Other than the space trees the Federation is guarding, there's nothing in that remote, forbidding area. The Unknown Probes are nothing more than space fungi. The Canonn should stop misleading people with its pseudo-science."

Commander Gan

Ogilvy Observer | Interstellar Press

07 SEP 3302 – Freelance Report: Buckyball Presents Heavy Metal Megadeth

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Following the success of the Total Recall 2 event, the Pilots Federation has asked the Buckyball Racing Club to help it investigate a pressing safety issue.

Since the start of the year, the Pilots Federation has noticed a sharp increase in the number of crash landings on high-gravity planets. To assess whether or not ship thrusters require an across-the-board power increase, the organisation has asked the Buckyball Racing Club to organise an event that pushes ships to their maximum tolerance during high-gravity landings.

To this end, the Buckyball Racing club invites pilots to gather at Cook Gateway in the Medzistha system. After departing from Cook Gateway, pilots must perform a single hyperspace jump to Omicron Capricorni B, land on planet A4 - anywhere - and return to Cook Gateway.

Pilots are warned that Omicron Capricorni B A 4 has a surface gravity of 4g, so extreme caution should be exercised when exiting orbital cruise.

The event will run from 00.00 UTC on the 6th of September until 23.59 UTC on the 11th of September.

Commander Markzx59

06 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

V816 Herculis Purple Major Ind

Kupoli Fortune Limited

HIP 21991 Crimson Partnership

League of Ndjabog Autocracy

Kappa Tucanae Dynamic Company

Basi and Co

Mahin Partners

Alpha Caeli Freedom Party

Ross 47 Blue Allied Limited

Kappa Tucanae Emperor's Grace

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:

Values Party of Yukan

Mbukuravi Shared

Unktomi Inc

Hessian Conglomerate

Official Kakas Constitution Party

Potriti Flag

57 Zeta Serpentis Incorporated

LHS 6128 Gold Dragons

League of Carmenta Focus

HIP 18466 Regulatory State

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.

06 SEP 3302 – Freelance Report: Much Ado about Nothing?

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Recent statements from Professor Steven Eisler of the Okinura Xenobiology Institute appear to have frustrated large sections of the scientific community.

Darius Maddox, presenter of weekly science broadcast The Face of the Universe, said, "Eisler isn't a field scientist – he's an academic – and to throw around the T-word every time humanity encounters something it doesn't understand is irresponsible."

Eisler responded to the criticism:

"I'm not leaping to the conclusion that the object in the Pleiades is of Thargoid origin. I only meant that if it is Thargoid, it's likely to be a relic of the past."

"It's true that I haven't done much field science recently, but I plan to visit the site soon, and I'll be looking for indications of whether this is a recent find or something that has been sitting on the surface for a while."

Jaiotu

05 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Opila Ltd

Luyten's Star Co

HIP 1914 Purple Universal Inc

LTT 15449 Dynamic Incorporated

Betel Defence Party

HIP 113010 Company

Wuthielo Ku Progressive Party

Democrats of Liu Di

EQ Pegasi Jet Power Partners

United Bese Party

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:

Aditi Jet Universal Interstellar

Kikapu Stakeholders

CdE Corporation

Traditional Chamunda Nationalists

Revolutionary Nemehi Future

Vortex Continuum

Values Party of Nervi

Nebula Goat Appreciation Society

Chamunda Crimson Travel Exchange

Tun Dynamic Corp.

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.

03 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

BD-20 2665 State Organisation

Progressive Party of Nawait

Guincans Legal PLC

Quaaybuwan Partnership

Bidiono Independents

Tewi Guardians of Tradition

Elite German Commanders

New BD-18 394 Autocracy

Raba Solutions

Dukes of Lepchaimyu

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:

Social Savii Confederacy

New Arexack Law Party

LTT 617 Regulatory State

Surmati Limited

Olurung Blue Legal PLC

Pa Para Partners

LAWD 8 Major Corp.

61 Ursae Majoris Liberals

Nuakea Republic Party

Democrats of Ruwachis

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.

03 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Galactic Leaders Respond to Discovery

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The leaders of the galaxy's major powers have responded to the discovery of a mysterious shipwreck in the Pleiades Sector AB-W B2-4 system.

Speaking from the Imperial Palace on Capitol, Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval said:

"This is a potentially momentous discovery that could signify the dawn of a new era. I speak for all Imperial citizens when I say that the Empire faces this new era with optimism."

Meanwhile, Federal President Zachary Hudson released a statement from his office at the White House on Mars:

"Like many of you, I have watched this story unfold with mounting astonishment. I want to assure all Federal citizens – and, indeed, all members of the galactic community – that the Federation is ready for whatever lies ahead."

Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon struck a more measured tone in his statement:

"The discovery is unquestionably a remarkable one, but at this stage it would be irresponsible to speculate on its implications. I will say only that, at this point in time, the need for solidarity has never been greater. It is my sincerest wish that the human race moves forward as one, united in purpose and philosophy."

02 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Eol Prou Campaign Concludes

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Last month, the 80 DD-D 774-CE-2 faction launched an ambitious four-week initiative to amass material for a new planetary outpost in the Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 system. The campaign was a resounding success, attracting pilots from across the galaxy and resulting in the accumulation of thousands of tonnes of osmium for use in the construction.

In a statement, the organisation's spokesperson said:

"We're real pleased with the response, and we're going to start work on the outpost just as soon as we can."

The spokesperson was asked why he thought the galactic community was so eager to establish a permanent presence in Eol Prou RS-T d3-94.

"Well the way I see it, people are getting tired of the superpowers and their petty disputes. As a species, we've come a mighty long way – it'd be a real shame if all that progress amounted to was a fight over territory and resources."

"People want to make a fresh start, and they're thinking Eol Prou could be just the place to do it."

02 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Ross 47 Dominion

Aristocrats of Anali

Independent LHS 140 Values Party

LHS 140 Jet Universal Company

Revolutionary Ross 878 Resistance

Liberty Party of Bodedi

Kuukese Hand Gang

Ququve Silver Life Organisation

Ququve Gold Drug Empire

Zhonvenk Jet Transport and Co

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Tewinicnii Vision Corporation

LHS 3564 Conservatives

BD-20 2665 State Organisation

Progressive Party of Nawait

Black Aegis

Civitas Dei

HIP 18187 Blue Legal Partners

Salleda State Systems

CPD-59 314 Imperial Society

BD-08 535 Services

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

02 SEP 3302 – Freelance Report: Out of Reach, Not Out of Mind

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Following recent reports of a possible alien wreck in the Pleiades, the Canonn Interstellar Research Group has released further information about the Unknown Probe.

Shortly after planetary data was found in the Probe's tight-beam transmission, a message was sent to the Canonn from a pilot by the name of Commander Wace. It read: "The headerless octal number - it is distance compared to Merope!"

A list of data followed, obtained by monitoring the Unknown Probe in different systems. The octal number was shown to steadily decrease as Commander Wace neared the permit-locked Col 70 Sector.

In an impressive display of field mathematics, Commander Wace pin-pointed the Col 70 Sector FY-N C21-3 system as the Probe's 'zero point'. Unfortunately, the Canonn is prevented from further investigation of the system by the permit lock of the Col 70 Sector.

Commander Han Zen

02 SEP 3302 – Freelance Report: We Should Have Listened to Dr Lorax

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Six months have elapsed since Doctor Elana Lorax warned against the exploitation of the non-human structures commonly called barnacles. In her plea, she noted that aggressive harvesting could jeopardise efforts to produce a viable synthetic alternative to meta-alloys.

Despite President Zachary Hudson's claim that the purpose of the Federal deputation in the Merope system is to protect the non-human structures, independent pilots report that the system's barnacles have been entirely depleted.

Commander Vindicator Jones shared his observations:

"Just went to Merope 5c to check out the barnacles. They've been destroyed. I've tried visiting several, but they're all barren."

It is not known why the Federation has acted inversely to its stated objectives, particularly given President Hudson's acknowledgement that the barnacles may possess some form of sentience.

Doctor Lorax could not be reached for comment, but it is becoming increasingly clear that we should have heeded her warnings.

Commander Corrigendum

02 SEP 3302 – Freelance Report: August Exodus Ends with a Bang

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On the 30th of August 3302, the August Exodus came to end with dozens of independent pilots assembling outside Jaques Station for photos and general tomfoolery.

Despite a few explosions, revellers enjoyed a race on the track that will host the first official event of the newly established Colonia Citizens Network on the 4th of September.

The August Exodus team issued a statement saying: "With the establishment of this colony, our wildest dreams have come true. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all those who took part in this endeavour. This could not have happened without your help."

Commander unrealization

02 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: High-Ranking Imperial Implicated in Assassination Plot

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Sources in the Achenar system have revealed that an individual identified only as 'a senior member of the Imperial hierarchy' has been arrested in connection with the recent assassination attempt on Admiral Denton Patreus.

Although the individual's identity is not known, a security officer let slip that the person in question is "no stranger to controversy". The suspect is believed to have been placed under house arrest.

Speculation abounds as to the identity of the individual and to the evident instability within the Imperial power base.

"A house divided against itself cannot stand," quipped one Imperial patron, who asked not to be identified. "History teaches us that much."

02 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: United Research Council Programme Postponed

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Professor Ray Miller, director of the United Research Council, has announced that the organisation's proposed research programme will be temporarily delayed.

"Following political lobbying form a number of key powers, we have decided to lift the restriction on activity in the Coritab, Darian, Freng and Lunduwalaya systems."

"Unfortunately, this will unavoidably delay the start of our research programme. To avoid further complications, we will announce the new locations for the experiment a number of days before the programme begins. This announcement will be made towards the end of next week."

01 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Dyr Values Party

Jet Major Industries

HR 7674 Empire Consulate

Alina Guardians of Tradition

Natural Oxossi Conservatives

Hedeinichs Gold Energy and Co

LTT 17102 Industries

Revolutionary Party of Mawuru

Natural Cowicas Front

Hanuku Nationalists

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

01 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: United Research Council Announces New Programme

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The United Research Council, one of the galaxy's largest independent scientific organisations, has announced an ambitious new research programme.

The programme, which is expected to last approximately six weeks, will initially encompass all systems within a 30 light-year radius of the Coritab, Darian, Freng and Lunduwalaya systems. Other systems may be added to the list as the programme progresses.

The Alliance, the Empire and the Federation have all agreed to grant the Council exclusive access to these systems for the duration of its research programme. Civilian and military traffic will be free to traverse the region, but pilots pledged to one of the galaxy's major powers will be unable to lay claim to these systems while the project is active.

Professor Ray Miller, director of the organisation, elaborated on the nature of the exercise:

"The programme is in most respects unremarkable – we will be monitoring radiation levels, recording the positions of celestial bodies, and so on – but it is also highly sensitive. The passage of a single ship will not disturb our experiments, but large-scale activity could prove highly disruptive."

"We thank the galactic community in advance for its understanding."

01 SEP 3302 – Freelance Report: Mysterious Wreck could be an Artefact of the Past

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The discovery of what appears to be the remains of a non-human spacecraft has sent ripples of fear and curiosity through the galaxy.

"Many are speculating that this is evidence of recent Thargoid activity," said Professor Steven Eisler of the Okinura Xenobiology Institute, "but it's more likely that the wreckage dates from our first encounters with the Thargoids."

"What I find disturbing are the messages and clues that led to this xeno-archaeological find. Someone is deliberately preying on mankind's fear of the unknown, and they need to be held accountable for their actions."

Jaiotu

01 SEP 3302 – Community Goal: LFT 133 in Need

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The AEF Legion of LFT 133 has issued an appeal to the galactic community for help in compiling an order of gold. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all wanted ships operating in the LFT 133 system to ensure that those delivering gold can do so safely.

Pilots who deliver gold to Sullivan Dock, and who help neutralise the agitators operating in the LFT 133 system, will be rewarded.

The campaign begins on 1st of September 3302 and will run for one week. If final targets are met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

01 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Colonia Campaign Concludes

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The 80 DD-D 774-CE-2 faction has announced that its campaign to establish a new outpost in the Colonia Nebula has received the unqualified support of the galactic community. Hundreds of independent pilots responded to the appeal, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Jaques Station, the organisation's base of operations.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the organisation said:

"Future generations will look back on this day as the dawn of a new era. An era defined not by conflict, but by unity. An era in which we made the Colonia Nebula our home."

01 SEP 3302 – Galactic News: Imperial Initiative Comes to an End

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Admiral Denton Patreus has announced that the Imperial appeal for construction materials has reached a successful conclusion. A spokesperson for the Morai Nobles, which helped to coordinate the campaign, confirmed that scores of Imperial pilots supported the initiative to construct three new Majestic-class Interdictors by delivering supplies to van de Hulst Vision in the Morai system.

As the campaign concluded, Admiral Patreus issued a statement:

"Once again, the galaxy's Imperial pilots have shown themselves to be industrious and resourceful.

It is individuals like you who make the Empire what it is."

"Construction of the new ships will begin at once."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from de Hulst Vision.

31 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Mysterious Wreckage Discovered

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A pair of independent pilots by the names of Noctrach and Ihazevich has discovered the remains of what appears to be a starship on planet 9a of the Pleiades Sector AB-W B2-4 system. The discovery represents the culmination of a galaxy-wide hunt coordinated by the 'Granger Gang' – a band of miscreants led by the smuggler and bounty hunter Otto Granger.

The event began with a cryptic message delivered by Granger to news feeds throughout the galaxy. This was followed by a series of enigmatic clues, inserted into news channels at a number of starports.

Solving these clues led pilots to the three members of the Granger Gang: Otto Granger, Mahina Dillon and Logan Khol. When confronted, Granger and his companions claimed to have made a discovery of profound importance, but they refused to reveal the nature or location of this discovery.

Instead, each member of the gang said they would issue a request for a specific commodity, promising to reveal further information if they received what they asked for. Logan Khol's subsequent request for narcotics was enthusiastically received by the galactic community, and when his targets were met, a further clue was released:

"The latitude was -26 and it was a cold moon in the Pleiades sector with the letters 'AB' in its name."

Although the Granger Gang planned to release further clues, they were quickly rendered redundant. Within hours of Khol releasing his information to the public, Commanders Noctrach and Ihazevich discovered the mysterious wreckage.

Commentators throughout the galaxy have been quick to offer their opinions on this remarkable discovery.

"I'm familiar with every starship design of the past fifty years, and most of the older ones, too," said Augustus Sym, an Imperial veteran and former test pilot based in the Achenar system, "and I've never seen anything like it. There's no doubt in my mind – that is an alien ship."

Others have adopted a more cautious stance, while acknowledging that the find could be significant. Professor Ishmael Palin, a leading authority on xeno-biological research, said:

"I have always been open to the possibility of intelligent non-human life, and this wreck may indeed be an alien vessel. But I will withhold judgement until further evidence is released, or at least until I have an opportunity to inspect the site myself!"

31 AUG 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

31 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

LTT 13232 Cartel

Union of Wolf 926 Confederacy

Chang Yeh Purple Galactic Ind

Walumbhaik Legal Industries

Anhuanga Galactic Commodities

LP 30-55 Silver Cartel

Gang of Raijin

Weleserme Energy Incorporated

Akba Ataci Allied PLC

HIP 113812 Emperor's Grace

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

HIP 42455 Public PLC

Cotin Co-operative

Kaupolock Blue Partnership

StKM 1-442 Dominion

Keraitra Posse

Sebeleni Council

Wulpa Corp.

Semakana Incorporated

Noblemen of Coras

Movement for Selkande Future

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

30 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Ackwada Gold Allied Group

Defence Party of LFT 926

Revolutionary Nysa Future

Citizen Party of Kongkomisso

LP 336-6 Blue Major Corp.

Wolf 497 Liberals

Jet Energy Ltd

Nobles of Mbukuravi

Regulatory State of LHS 2157

Wat Yu Resistance

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:

LP 876-76 Travel Ltd

Aeneas Organisation

Mob of Eranin

Justice Party of LHS 215

Votaroi Advanced Industries

CD-35 9019 Vision Network

Pirates of Luyten's Star

Chireni Group

Nobles of HIP 10716

Khun Crimson Ring

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.

30 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Prospects for Malfunctioning Starports Improving

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Technical personnel at New Dawn Station in the Ceos system have announced a breakthrough in the ongoing fight against the so-called technological plague.

Tag Arthurs, head of the starport's technical team, released the following statement to news feeds:

"Although our understanding of meta-alloys remains incomplete, we are now able to apply them much more efficiently. Consequently, we now need much smaller quantities of meta-alloys to return a malfunctioning starport to functionality – half as much as we used to, in fact."

"We've also determined that the week immediately following the first signs of Unknown Artefact-related interference is a critical one. If an affected starport can be supplied with meta-alloys within that week, it is far less likely that the situation at the starport will worsen."

28 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Enigmatic Message Received

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News feeds throughout the galaxy have received a mysterious message from an as-yet undetermined source.

The message, which is reprinted in full below, appears to contain an oblique reference to a particular location, but the nature of the communiqué makes it hard to determine exactly what it refers to.

"We've found something. Something incredible. Something the whole galaxy will want to see. The truth."

"We could show it to you, but that wouldn't be much fun. So instead we're going to play a little game."

"It begins on the 28th. We'll be waiting for you."

The Federal Security Service, aware that the message will pique the interest of the galactic community, said:

"Frankly, I suspect this is some kind of hoax, but there will inevitably be some who attempt to unravel the mystery. All we can do is urge them to exercise caution."

27 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Kamarada Jet Legal Services

Tollan Free

Wuluwait Fortune Commodities

Epsilon Phoenicis Principles

Yuinni Worker's Party

Hatis Silver Brothers

HIP 19408 Monarchy

Brutas Crimson Netcoms Corp.

Official GCRV 52424 Defence Force

Machadan Alliance

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:

Aymiay Values Party

Confederacy of Yamahun

Alliance of CD-33 8748

HIP 24968 Empire Consulate

Partnership of Kaupatak

HIP 106213 Jet Power Services

Fular Purple State Corp.

Union of BD+14 611 Partnership

Dukes of Kachakapa

Union of LTT 2240 Democrats

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.

27 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Problems at MetaDrive?

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Independent auditor BigSix has reported various anomalies in the accounts of MetaDrive Inc., a company based in the Chi Orionis system specialising in hyperdrive research.

Reviewing the company's financial records, assessors found evidence of a series of payments to undisclosed suppliers but none of the corresponding checks and balances.

"It's a big mess," said the senior auditor of BigSix. "The company is being placed in receivership. It needs a buyer, and quickly."

Femi Dakarai, the chairman of MetaDrive Inc., was not available for comment.

Following the news, shares in MetaDrive Inc. plummeted. But a short time later, Sirius Corp unexpectedly volunteered to prop up the company.

"We've been interested in collaboration for a while," said the marketing manager of Sirius Corp's hyperdrive research division, "and were in talks over licensing MetaDrive's exciting new technology. We have no desire to see them go under."

26 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

LP 64-194 One

LHS 5072 Industries

Kakas Flag

Nuenoch allied

Ross 692 Law Party

Confederation of Sui Xing

Nezhenses Gold Posse

People's Party of Bolon Tzu

Tabaldak Gold Cartel

Monarchy of LHS 3117

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Angelic Church of Messi

HIP 57352 Free

Blood Brothers from Alrai

Traditional Borme Defence Party

HR 826 Empire League

Warra Confederacy

Urd Confederation

The Fuel Rats Mischief

Union of Malloc Independents

Parhua Purple Major Corp.

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

26 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Explorers Urged to be Cautious

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In his keynote speech at a recent conference, Karl Devene, head of the Federal Astrocartography Department, warned would-be explorers of the dangers of venturing into the void:

"While there are some very well-organised expeditions, many are poorly prepared and have no goals beyond pursuing ridiculous myths echoing back from the edge of inhabited space. It is dangerous and irresponsible to venture into uncharted areas without proper discipline."

"What we need is sound astrocartographic data – not a bunch of amateurs traipsing all over the place and making a complete mess of the whole situation."

"I will be making deputations to various authorities to curtail these activities and leave exploration in the hands of the professionals."

"If humanity finds itself in a first-contact position, do we really want some grubby, ill-prepared spacer to be our envoy? I think not."

26 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Fozard Dock, HIP 19934

Irens Dock, Manite

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Lobachevsky Outpost, Pic Tok

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

LP 462-19, Tarelkin Dock

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Ramsbottom Hub, Segovan

Meanwhile, the following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Carter Port, Rhea

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Ising Dock, 109 Piscium

Jaques Station, Eol Prou RS-T d3-94

Robigo Mines, Robigo

Skvortsov Orbital, 63 G. Capricorni

Saunders's Dive, Wolf 1301

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Lave Station, Lave


25 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

HIP 18828 Empire Consulate

Revolutionary Party of LTT 3572

Kurrae Empire Party

Djabe Order

Monarchy of Zemlyaqa

Matlehi Blue Public Industries

Findja Empire Assembly

Values Party of Bandua

Dyestla Purple Travel Exchange

Maroi Free

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

25 AUG 3302 – Freelance Report: Buckyball Racing Club Presents Total Recall 2

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Following the success of the Total Recall race in April, the Buckyball Racing Club has once again been contacted by a leading manufacturer of SRV tyres to help improve its public profile. Pilots from remote settlements throughout human space have claimed that the latest TrakMark tyres are not fit for purpose, resulting in damage to SRVs after just a few kilometres. It's up to the Buckyball Racing Club to prove them wrong.

The race, which starts in the Cernobog system, runs from the 27th of August to the 4th of September.

Commander Alec Turner

Buckyball Race Organiser

25 AUG 3302 – Community Goal: 80 DD-D 774-CE-2 Appeals for Exploration Data

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The 80 DD-D 774-CE-2 faction, an independent organisation based at Jaques Station in the Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 system, has issued a request for exploration data. The request is part of an ongoing initiative to establish a permanent community in the Colonia Nebula.

A spokesperson for 80 DD-D 774-CE-2 released the following statement:

"If we're going to settle in the Colonia Nebula then we need to know more about it, which is why we're currently offering highly competitive rates for exploration data. After all, pilots will be making the trek out to Jaques anyway – might as well make some credits en route."

80 DD-D 774-CE-2 has promised to reward pilots who deliver exploration data to Jaques Station in the Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 system. The campaign begins on the 25th of August 3302 and will run for four weeks.

25 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Order Restored to Arque

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Arque Commodities has announced that its campaign to clear the Arque system of agitators has been a success. Hundreds of pilots responded to the appeal, taking to their ships to eliminate the criminals operating in the system.

Authorities in the Arque system have extended their gratitude to those who participated in the operation.

Rewards for those who contributed to the initiative are now available for collection at Austen Town Station.

25 AUG 3302 – Community Goal: More Imperial Warships

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The latest development in the ongoing Federal-Imperial conflict takes the form of a statement from Admiral Denton Patreus, who has announced plans to add three new Majestic-class Interdictors to the Imperial fleet. The announcement comes only a week after the successful conclusion of a Federal campaign to amass material for three new Farragut-class Battlecruisers.

In a candid statement, Admiral Patreus said:

"We cannot stand idly by while the Federation attempts to establish a monopoly over the meta-alloys. And if the Empire does not oppose the Federation, who will?"

"So as long as the Federation continues to expand its navy, we will continue to match it, ship for ship."

The Empire has placed an open order for supplies and has authorised the Morai Nobles to reward pilots who deliver autofabricators, tantalum and superconductors to van de Hulst Vision in the Morai system.

The campaign begins on the 25th of August 3302 and will run for one week. If the Empire's targets are met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

24 AUG 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

24 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

Begovans Jet Boys

Nobles of Fujin

Coalition of LP 336-71

Ross 1057 Posse

HIP 16984 Corporation

Fugeirones Shared

Partnership of Phra Imish

Kolabinates Rats

Palis Purple Family

Kraudji Crimson Vision Int

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

Revolutionary HR 7079 Future

Gang of Candra

Cashibo Industry

Tiannodaabe Silver Society

Ndjabog Progressive Party

Nu Democrats

Labour Union of Tsohock

Ilya Nigh Bridge Company

Mafia of Aspelenie

Uniting Velli

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

23 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Ross 376 Organisation

Potriti Gold Mafia

Social G 181-6 Liberals

HIP 17298 Guardians of Tradition

Pirates of Wolf 865

Ross 860 Blue Public PLC

Revolutionary LHS 448 Confederation

BD+03 3531a Central Commodities

Shu Babassi aristocrats

Conservatives of Hisaaka

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:

Justice Party of EQ Pegasi

Ithaca One

Uszaa Society

Epsilon Eridani Future

Crimson Allied Incorporated

Independents of Malina

Bureau of Lwen

Eburnakura Purple Advanced Sysy

Posse of Allowa

Neto Mob

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.

23 AUG 3302 – Freelance Report: Commander Salomé Hijacked in Cemiess

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Recent articles published by the Imperial Citizen may have inspired an act of violence in the Cemiess system over the weekend. Commander Nodus Cursorius of the Chapterhouse of Inquisition reported a transmission from Commander Salomé of the Children of Raxxla, indicating that her ship had been attacked by unknown forces.

A transcript of Commander Salomé's distress call follows:

"Heavy fire...mayday! Imperial markings! Traitors... Shields are down, we're taking damage...it's... I thought I sensed his arrogance! How dare... We're being boarded. I only have moments. Please get word to the Children of Raxxla, tell them I have new information. The Rift, Hawkin's Gap and the Conflux are connected with strange happenings in the Pleiades. They must find out before..."

At that point Commander Salomé's transmission was silenced. Despite a thorough search, no sign of her has yet been found.

The Imperial Citizen had suggested that Commander Salomé is in fact Senator Kahina Tijani Loren of the Prism system. The publication also implied that she had engineered the events that led to her family's death in order to position herself as heiress of the Loren family dynasty.

Jaiotu

22 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Cemiess Commodities

Lave Jet Family

HIP 296 Empire Group

HIP 296 Guardians of Tradition

BD+23 3151 Camorra

LTT 874 Empire Assembly

Imenhit Limited

Nang Ta-khian Public Co

Social Caelinus Union

Aztlan Hand 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:

HIP 37171 Blue Rats

HIP 118169 Democrats

Keries Camorra

Regulatory State of HIP 32812

Chamunda Crimson Gang

Progressive Party of Wu Guinagi

Kini Travel Co

HIP 30953 Defence Force

Carthage Silver Drug Empire

Batz Independents

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.

20 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Lundji Major Corporation

Earls of LHS 283

Byel Tan Jet United Corp.

Canary Mining Corporation

Nidarijedi Empire Party

Traditional Velliep Justice Party

Ch'anjie Netcoms Commodities

Gabri Labour

Wolf 1414 Nobles

Tomani Blue State Co

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:

New Wolf 248 Independents

Chinicollo League

Paletes Order

Social Mombawet Revolutionary Party

Confederacy of Mandubii

Nisgayo for Equality

United LHS 1101 for Equality

Vetta Bureau

Official Huano Regulatory State

Negidals Co

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.

20 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Assassination Attempt on Patreus Thwarted

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Recent reports indicate that an attempt was made on the life of Admiral Denton Patreus as he delivered a speech at Mackenzie Relay in the Cemiess system. The Imperial Internal Security Service confirmed that it apprehended three individuals carrying firearms who attempted to approach the admiral's podium.

Following the incident, Admiral Patreus appeared slightly shaken but said: "I will never submit to terror. These individuals will be brought to justice."

Subsequent reports identified the culprits as belonging to the organisation Emperor's Dawn, but it is rumoured that the dissidents were bankrolled and supported by a second party.

"Emperor's Dawn was smashed – it's history," said a researcher for the Imperial Citizen. "Someone else was behind this – someone with a major grudge against Patreus."

20 AUG 3302 – Freelance Report: Unknown Probe Transmission Decrypted by Canonn

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The Canonn Interstellar Research group has discovered, recorded and translated a tight-beam transmission from an Unknown Probe directed at Merope 5c.

Research into the Probes has so far been hindered by their scarcity, but with the number of Probes found increasing, transmission analysis efforts ramped up, leading to successful decryption. The transmission was found to contain blocks of octal numbers describing planetary data such as radius, surface temperature, gravity and atmospheric composition.

The nature of the 'receiver' on Merope 5c is now under investigation.

Commander Muetdhiver

19 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

United 11 Cephei Regulatory State

Boloine Blue Federal Int

Kikua Empire Party

LTT 8260 Solutions

HIP 12716 Boys

Mislika Movement

Denebola Blue Adv Commodities

Party of Denebola

Calor Party

Raiders of Calor

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Byel Tan Jet United Corp.

Canary Mining Corporation

Bipek Labour

Kolaga Republic Party

Nagybold Major Holdings

The Black Fleet

Natural Namamasairu Flag

Traditional Parenni Autocracy

Granthaimi Gold Mob

LTT 9164 Democrats

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

19 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Generation Ships

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Continuing our popular series on significant episodes from human history, noted historian Sima Kalhana discusses generation ships.

"Before the development of faster-than-light travel, colonising distant star systems was a profoundly difficult proposition. For the people of the 21st Century, the answer was the generation ship. These vast interstellar arks, equipped with everything needed to sustain human life, were crewed by multiple successive generations – pioneers who were born, lived and died aboard a starship."

"The first generation ship was launched in 2097, and in the centuries that followed, many more set off into the vastness of space. Most of these ambitious expeditions were funded by large corporations, and the penalties for interfering with them were severe, given the enormous cost of mobilising them."

"At the time of writing, there are believed to be somewhere in the region of 70,000 generation ships coursing through the galaxy. The approximate location of most of these ships has been calculated, but not all are accounted for. Many of the corporations that funded the original generation ships have now been dissolved or assimilated by other organisations, so it is difficult to determine exactly who is responsible for some of these vessels."

"It has been theorised that some of the original generation ships may soon reach their destinations, but since not all of those destinations are known, it is entirely possible that they could have been colonised while the generation ships were in transit. We can only hope the powers-that-be have a contingency strategy for such a scenario."

19 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Salomé – Pride or Prejudice?

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The Imperial Citizen has published its second editorial on Commander Salomé, who the Citizen alleges is Lady Kahina Tijani Loren, the missing Imperial senator.

"According to Lady Kahina's account, she escaped a hardened gang of freedom fighters and faced down a notorious pirate lord. Is it not more likely that she colluded with these terrorists to murder her family so she could become a senator? Is it not convenient that she slaughtered these terrorists before they could be questioned, and then did the same to her mentor? And with a sword, too."

"Don't forget that Kahina almost triggered a war between the Empire and the Federation. Thousands died in that battle – a battle she started. Heroine of the Prism system? Hardly. She was responsible for the largest loss of life that Imperial outpost ever saw, exceeding even her father's appalling legacy."

"Not content with acquiring her father's senatorial position via her so-called 'reclamation', Lady Kahina then gallivanted around the core worlds trying to gain support in a bid to become Emperor. She soon found, however, that her self-image was out of step with reality. But did she return to her supposedly beloved homeworld? Of course not. She disappeared for several months only to reappear, as if she were the patron saint of explorers, on the far side of the galaxy in the Distant Worlds Expedition."

"Along the way she engendered the support of misfits, miscreants, starry-eyed explorers and dissident organisations masquerading as legitimate factions. Why she seeks such support is not known."

"Have no doubt – this so-called 'lady' is no saint. Whatever she does is solely to further her own interests, manipulating those around her as she has always done. She is clearly deluded, but her powers of persuasion are formidable. Many have sworn loyalty to her, particularly those disaffected by the politics of the core worlds."

"Beautiful and charismatic she may be, but she is also a bloodthirsty, selfish and manipulative individual who will stop at nothing to achieve her goals. Do not trust a word she says."

18 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Future of BD+32 4747

Kehperi General Limited

Bureau of V886 Centauri

Daikulcandi Empire Consulate

HR 108 Crimson Universal Prtnrs

Aranbarahun Party

Explorer on Tour

Sigma-2 Ursae Majoris Travel Solutions

BD+02 305 Universal Exchange

HD 137388 Emperor's Grace

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

18 AUG 3302 – Community Goal: The Colonia Initiative

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The Colonia Nebula is a relatively innocuous region of space encompassing the Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 system. It is also likely to become a major bastion of humanity in the years to come.

Public interest in the Colonia Nebula was piqued by the arrival in Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 of Jaques Station, which dropped into the system after making an unsuccessful attempt to jump to Beagle Point. In the weeks that followed, pilots started ferrying goods to Jaques Station to repair the damaged starport – an initiative that captured the imagination of the galactic community. The region soon became a focus for those who fear that a war between the Federation and the Empire may be looming, and who hope to escape it.

A coordinated campaign to establish a permanent outpost in the region, organised by the 80 DD-D 774-CE-2 faction, is already underway and a second is about to begin. The 80 DD-D 774-CE-2 faction has announced plans to establish an outpost in the Colonia Nebula, and has placed an open order for materials for use in the construction.

A spokesperson for the organisation said:

"A new beginning. A new tomorrow. That's what the Colonia Nebula represents. A chance to create an interstellar community free from the internecine conflicts that blight so much of inhabited space. With your help, we can make it happen."

The 80 DD-D 774-CE-2 faction has promised to reward pilots who deliver titanium, semiconductors and robotics to Jaques Station in the Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 system. The campaign begins on the 18th of August 3302 and will run for two weeks.

18 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Federation Takes Pleiades Sector IH-V C2-16

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Following a week of conflict, the Pleiades Resource Enterprise has confirmed that the Federation has taken control of the Pleiades Sector IH-V C2-16 system, having ousted the incumbent Imperial Inquisition. In a statement, a spokesperson for the organisation thanked the many Federal pilots who took part in the operation.

"This victory brings with it the promise of a brighter tomorrow – a brighter tomorrow for the people of IH-V C2-16, who are now free from the dehumanising influence of the Empire, and a brighter tomorrow for the Federation, which has gained a valuable strategic asset."

18 AUG 3302 – Community Goal: Restoring Order in Arque

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Authorities in the Arque system have reported a sharp increase in the number of criminals operating in the area. Reports indicate that the agitators are attacking pilots travelling in the system, disrupting trade and generally causing discord.

To counter this threat, Arque Commodities has placed a kill order on all wanted ships operating in the system, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to Austen Town Station.

The campaign begins on the 18th of August 3302 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

17 AUG 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

17 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

Haita Council

Moirai Camorra

Dain Gold Dragons

Pera Jet Central Ltd

People's HIP 22006 Republic Party

Khemaraui Vision Services

Gurney Slade Dynasty

Aerial Worker's Party

CD-79 950 Labour

United Nangutsu Flag

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

LHS 2265 Liberals

Elysia Unionists

Milscothach Network

LHS 3677 Silver Society

Kongan Collective

Kehperi Liberty Party

B'Titus Partnership

Natural Aphra Front

Quillaente Imperial Society

Paletes Crimson Organisation

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

16 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Lalande 17161 Universal Partners

LHS 4019 Legal Ltd

Deciat Blue Dragons

Gendalla Advanced Exchange

Altair Regulatory State

United Kausalya Nationalists

Green Party of Ehlanda

Social HR 1475 Values Party

LP 308-10 Nobles

Ross 665 Jet Legal Company

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:

New Groombridge 1618 Focus

Vequess Brotherhood

Cartel of Wolf 397

Official LHS 1547 Party

Concantae Vision Incorporated

BD-11 4932 Justice Party

LP 564-39 First

Rho Cancri Crimson Central and Co

Gold Bridge Holdings

Codorain General Industry

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.

15 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Chimba Public Industries

Ross 210 Pro-Alliance Party

Hu Jona Natural Systems

Matia Future

Amphisatsu Empire Group

Bactondinks Patron's Principles

Ho Hsien Legal Group

HR 706 Jet Public Group

LHS 2494 Party

Official Kartenes Flag

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:

LHS 3447 Cartel

Clan of Liv

Family of Wira

Labour of Velnambe

Nobles of HIP 10716

League of 51 Aquilae Dominion

HIP 5488 Syndicate

Sarahath Dragons

Cashibo Industry

Raiders of Quile

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.

13 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

El Confederation

Lacaille 8760 Allied Corp.

Himardisc Bureau

Confederation of Dewindji

Epsilon Hydri Commodities

Natural Carnai Party

Progressive Party of Sagara

Social Oresqu Resistance

Mapocori Holdings

Confederation of Chapoyo

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:

Inupinie Jet Life PLC

Albisaki Prison Colony

Paesia Future

Mechtanitou Empire Party

Bhaguti Advanced Corporation

Progressive Party of Wolf 433

Lambayeque Corporation

Luhman 16 Central and Co

Dangarla Creative Corp.

Liberals of LTT 606

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.

13 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Felicia Winters Opposes Federal-Imperial Conflict

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At a rally on Mars in the Sol system, Federal Shadow President Felicia Winters has addressed the escalating tension between the Federation and the Empire.

While careful not to criticise Federal President Zachary Hudson, Winters made her position on the ongoing Federal-Imperial conflict clear. Addressing citizens who had gathered to support her, the shadow president said:

"I may disagree with Edmund Mahon on a number of issues, but I share his views on the current political climate."

"Both the Federation and the Empire have access to tremendous military power, and a war between our two societies could have a disastrous impact on the galaxy. We must turn away from acrimony, and move towards mutual understanding and cooperation. It is not too late to change course."

Winters's words were warmly received by the assembled crowds.

13 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Salomé - Traitor or Terrorist?

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The Imperial Citizen has published a scathing two-part editorial on an individual by the name of Commander Salomé, alleging that she is in fact Lady Kahina Tijani Loren, the missing Imperial senator.

"We note with dismay that a certain Commander Salomé has resurfaced once again. Many will be unaware of her activities, obscured as they are by her carefully cultivated innocence and charm, so it falls to the Imperial Citizen to reveal the sordid truth. She is Lady Kahina Tijani Loren, the disgraced senator."

"Although Salomé enjoyed the comforts and privileges afforded to most high-born Imperial children, her parents had little use for a third daughter and shipped her off to boarding school at the first opportunity. This served only to foster Salomé's sense of rebelliousness and her disdain for her family."

"Despite her privileged upbringing, Salomé grew up to be petty, mean and bitter. But she was also shrewd and politically astute, successfully avoiding an arranged marriage by palming off her would-be husband onto one of her older sisters."

"Salomé hated her father, but despite her antipathy, she was clearly influenced by him. After all, this was the man who expelled colonists from the Chione moon in 3297 by bombing it – an act condemned as a war crime by the Federation."

"Loren's family was murdered in 3300 by a group of freedom fighters known as Reclamists, but she was somehow spirited safely away. She claims to have been kidnapped, abused and held to ransom, only to overcome her enemies and return the Prism system to Imperial control after a battle with the Federation. The truth is that she did nothing of the sort."

12 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

People's Epsilon Indi Progressive Party

CD-24 10619 Democrats

Indrians Interstellar

Baker Nationalists

Party of LTT 617

Ross 193 Network

Earls of Ross 193

League of LP 834-42 Party

Elycoco Purple Mafia

Elycoco Nationals

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Keries Camorra

El Confederation

Himardisc Bureau

Epsilon Hydri Commodities

Wolves of Jonai

Bagai Crimson Mafia

Guardians of Harmony

Integrated Caelottixa

LTT 18486 Jet Energy Company

Zoryang Gold Mafia

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

12 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: The Thargoids

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Continuing our series on significant episodes from human history, noted historian Sima Kalhana discusses the Thargoids.

"Are we alone in the universe? It's a question we've been asking for millennia. Even before we expanded into space, we wondered about the possibility of non-human intelligence."

"Of course, for some, the question has already been answered. We have seen the aliens and we have given them a name: the Thargoids. But accounts of Thargoid encounters are shrouded in so much ambiguity, it is hard to accept them as proof of extraterrestrial intelligence. Furthermore, there have been no credible reports of Thargoid sightings for hundreds of years."

"The first reported Thargoid encounters date from 3125, when accounts surfaced that pilots had been pulled from witch-space and attacked by mysterious octagonal starships. Witnesses asserted that the strange vessels were exceptionally fast and remarkably manoeuvrable. Pilots who survived these experiences were convinced they had encountered extraterrestrials, and named the aliens 'Thargoids'."

"As news of these encounters spread, rumours surfaced that the interdictions might be a response to an earlier human attack. Leaked Federal intelligence indicated that colonists in the Veliaze system had encountered and assaulted an extraterrestrial deputation shortly before the Thargoid interdictions began. Suggestions that the Thargoid attacks were a reaction to this attack carried more than a hint of plausibility."

"Not long after, reports of Thargoid encounters came to an abrupt halt. In the decades that followed, not one credible account of a Thargoid encounter was reported. For some, this was proof that the original reports were groundless – 'the fantasies of lonely pilots, looking for attention', as Arvan Corto of the Imperial Navy said at the time."

"But public opinion shifted in 3250 when reports emerged that the disappearance of the Thargoids might have been a direct consequence of a covert anti-Thargoid operation. An anonymous message, delivered to a number of media outlets, claimed that an organisation known as the Intergalactic Naval Reserve Arm had developed a chemical weapon specifically designed to target Thargoid technology. This chemical – known as the mycoid virus – was designed to attack plastic polymers, which were believed to be present in Thargoid hyperdrive systems. The fact that the virus also appeared to harm the Thargoids led to speculation that the aliens' bodies might contain some kind of polymer-like material. The report was dismissed by many leading political figures as a conspiracy theory, but some asserted that it contained enough plausible detail be believable."

"Since then, very little credible information has emerged. The original accounts from 3125 report that Thargoid ships can execute huge hyperspace jumps, while information purportedly from INRA documents indicates that the Thargoids originate from an ammonia-based world. There are even rumours that the Thargoids have a collective consciousness or 'hive mind'. Some of the less outlandish theories include the suggestion that electronic countermeasure technology was reverse-engineered from captured Thargoid vessels."

"And what of the barnacles, Unknown Artefacts and Unknown Probes? Many believe these objects are of non-human origin, which has led to speculation that they were created by the Thargoids. Unfortunately, however, analysis of these objects has not yielded any concrete information about their origin or purpose."

"Are the Thargoids real? Frankly, I don't know. But if they are, their true nature can only be guessed at."

12 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Economic Turmoil Ahead?

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According to the Galactic Finance Times, analysis of the largest corporations in the Federation and the Empire reveals evidence of a significant economic downturn in the coming years.

"We're seeing poor revenue forecasts for a wide range of corporations, including big names like Sirius, Gutamaya and Core Dynamics," said a correspondent for the Galactic Finance Times. "They should be concentrating on marketing to leverage new product ranges, but instead they're diverting resources into intensive research and development. They're ignoring the traditional sales cycle, and we don't know why. It's perplexing."

Shareholders have seen poor returns on their investments in recent months, with stock prices dropping across multiple sectors, although this has given others a chance to pick up stock at bargain prices. Several of the pertinent corporations were contacted by the Galactic Finance Times, but none deigned to respond.

Despite the GFT's report, some commentators blame the downturn on the London Treaty, which was signed by the galaxy's three major powers in 3278 following the introduction of the frame shift drive. The treaty enforces strict tonnage limitations for capital ships, and was aimed at preventing an arms race, but in recent years it has come to be perceived as a barrier to economic development.

One option for investors looking for a risky but possibly lucrative venture is a start-up called MetaDrive Inc., a small company based in the Chi Orionis system specialising in hyperdrive research. The company is reported to be seeking investment.

11 AUG 3302 – Freelance Report: Buckyball Racing Club Salutes Heroes of Bast

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On the 30th of June 3301, Newton Dock in the BD-02 4304 system was quarantined due to the outbreak of a mysterious plague. This pathogen – named the Cerberus Plague – eventually spread to over 20 systems and claimed 100,000 lives.

Thanks to the support of the galaxy's independent pilots, a cure derived from Ceremonial Heike Tea was discovered and used to treat victims at Hart Station in the Bast System. The cure was then synthesised, mass produced and shipped to other affected systems. On the 10th of August 3301, the last affected systems were declared free of the Cerberus Plague.

In tribute to these pilots' heroic efforts, the Buckyball Racing Club is hosting a special event at Hart Station. The race will involve a scramble around nearby medicine-production facilities and a speed run to Brunel City in Heike.

Commander Raiko

11 AUG 3302 – Community Goal: The Fight for Pleiades Sector IH-V C2-16

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Recent reports from the Empire-controlled Pleiades Sector IH-V c2-16 system indicate that the Pleiades Resource Enterprise, a Federal organisation, is preparing to launch an assault with the aim of taking the region from the Empire.

A spokesperson for the Imperial Inquisition, which is coordinating the Imperial resistance, said:

"I would not surrender so much as an inch of territory to the Federation – I am certainly not about to surrender Pleiades Sector IH-V c2-16. I hope the Pleiades Resource Enterprise is prepared for a fight."

The Imperial Inquisition has asked all Empire-aligned pilots to travel to Pleiades Sector IH-V c2-16 and help repel the Federal offensive. Similarly, the Pleiades Resource Enterprise has issued a call to arms to all Federation-aligned fighters.

The Pleiades Resource Enterprise has set out a week-long operation to take control of the system, which will begin on the 11th of August 3302.

11 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Ambika Campaign Concludes

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The Union Party of Ambika has announced that its two-pronged relief campaign has received the full support of the galactic community. Huge deliveries of food were received at Goulart City, and the agitators attempting to disrupt the relief operation have been neutralised.

A spokesperson for the organisation released a brief statement:

"We are deeply grateful to all those who supported this campaign. Without your intervention, I fear that Ambika could have been plunged into a humanitarian crisis. The food supplies delivered to Goulart City will now be distributed throughout the system."

11 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Federal Campaign Concludes

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Federal President Zachary Hudson has announced that the Federal appeal for construction materials received the enthusiastic support of the galactic community. Hundreds of independent pilots supported the campaign by delivering autofabricators, tantalum and superconductors to Brady Horizons in the Gooheimar system, which will allow the Federation to start work on the first of three new Farragut-class Battlecruisers.

In a brief statement, President Hudson thanked those who had contributed to the initiative.

"I want to thank you for your support. The passionate response to this appeal gives me hope that the Federation faces a bright future – one in which we can meet any threat that confronts us."

10 AUG 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

10 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

Revolutionary LP 440-38 Alliance

Tsoghom Na Commodities

Vadimui United Partners

Chongquan Coalition

Fo Hi Electronics Industry

Nunet PLC

LTT 8968 Jet Posse

Cochipati Noblement

Camorra of Yen Di

Democrats of Cocijo

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

Icontia Silver Society

HIP 29964 United

Nationals of Tlapan

G 123-16 Crimson Universal Serv

Purple Travel Group

United Fricassi Resistance

Aitvaniez Jet Federal Solutions

Masses Freedom Party

StKM 1-1341 Crimson Electronics

Noblemen of 17 Draconis

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

10 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Jaques's Campaign Concludes

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Personnel at Jaques Station have announced that their appeal for repair materials has reached a successful conclusion more than a week before the campaign was scheduled to end, thanks to the enthusiastic support of the galactic community.

Thousands of pilots are understood to have contributed to the initiative, in some cases making multiple trips to the Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 system.

In a brief statement, Jaques said:

"The station might have looked fine from the outside, but things definitely weren't running smoothly on the inside. But thanks to you guys we should have most systems running pretty soon."

Jaques went on to announce that the station's roster of services would be extended to include a shipyard, although he did not disclose which vessels would be available. Discussions with manufacturers are understood to be underway.

09 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Frenis Progressive Party

HIP 38531 Inc

Nationalists of Aulin

Opala Power Commodities

Partnership of Taribes

Karsuki Ti Crimson Transport Net

United Gaula Wu First

Tauerni Pirates

Segoveduwa Empire Party

Kaura Ltd

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:

Brotherhood of Hyperion

Labour of Devataru

Bureau of Duamta Conservatives

Nebtete Gold Creative Industry

Ross 93 Blue Public Partners

Arque Blue Posse

Green Party of Ehlanda

Hessian Conglomerate

Oto Bureau

League of Oresqu Flag

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.

08 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Panoi Holdings

Zaragas Energy Corp.

Blue Natural Holdings

Yaroklis Industry

HIP 106213 Independents

Allied Kui Xenab Regulatory State

Jeterait Bridge Interstellar

Futhark Empire Assembly

Eta Horologii Principles

Epsilon Phoenicis Principles

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:

Koar Silver Syndicate

Drug Empire of Karakamane

Comanga Crimson Crew

Mu Gong Silver Rats

Chokota Future

Holiacan Dynamic Company

Chnumar Crimson Posse

LTT 2771 as one

Aisling's Angels

Social Tarach Tor Union Party

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.

06 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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 29596 Law Party

Istanu PLC

HIP 26990 Crimson Dynamic Corp

Wadjedet Guardians of Tradition

Iah Commodities

Yawa Blue Pirates

The Black Fleet

Alliance of LTT 5419

People's Cromovii Alliance

Kokoimudji Crimson Travel Ind

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:

23 Arietis Gold Transport Ind

Koenpeiadal Energy Exchange

LTT 1678 Electronics Organisation

Chuang Kong Jet General and Co

Kormt Gold Federal Corporation

Marowalan Progressive Party

Movement for Un No Myoin Free

Tsohock Legal Interstellar

Candecama Silver Bridge Org

Segou Mafia

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.

05 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Aditi Jet Mafia

Leesti Alliance Union

Leesti United Steelworks

Zagoro Jet Society

Cartel of Chukchan

Gluscheimr Jet Power Co

Camorra of Chaaratisa

Ualame Exchange

New Dyavansana Defence Party

Values Party of BD-00 4461

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Workers of Gateway for Equality

HIP 29596 Law Party

Istanu PLC

Traditional Borme Defence Party

Nagii Union

Yera Life Partners

Marquis du Ma'a

LP 470-65 Jet Public Services

Isitab Galactic Ltd

League of Ross 1015

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

05 AUG 3302 – Freelance Report: Dr Arcanonn Appeals for Help

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The image transmitted by the mysterious Unknown Probes is still a mystery. But while the image occupies his teams, Dr Arcanonn of the Canonn Interstellar Research Group believes there is more to discover about the Probes themselves. The problem is supply.

"The only known sources of Unknown Probes are Federal military convoys in the Ross 47, G 99-49, Wolf 294 and Wolf 504 systems."

"The Federal military apparently knows where the Probes can be found, but they're keeping it a secret, so it's up to us to lift the veil."

"Since Unknown Artefacts are found in a 135-150 light year shell around Merope, we believe the probes are in a similar region – possibly even the same region. We also think they will be found in anomalous signal sources, the same as the Artefacts."

"So please help science, and break the Federal monopoly on these Probes. It could be the most important thing you ever do."

Commander Lord Zoltan

05 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Curious Developments in Tionisla

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For the first time in over a hundred years, a new ship has been added to the Tionisla Orbital Graveyard. Established in the 3100s, the mausoleum was originally a resting place for the rich and famous, but in the economic slump that befell the Old Worlds during that period, the graveyard fell into disuse.

With many of its relics vandalised or looted, it came as something of a surprise when the Tionisla government received a request to inter a recently deceased Commander.

Despite the unusual circumstances, the government of Tionisla processed the application with surprising swiftness, prompting speculation that the individual may have been some kind of celebrity.

Just before the vessel was moved to its final resting place, an onboard beacon briefly activated, transmitting a repeating sequence of curious characters. This continued for a few minutes until a power failure silenced it. The message read "OTSEAFOTSEAF". The significance of the transmission, if any, is unclear.

"I wouldn't worry about it," said Grace Mayweather of the Tionisla government. "We see this sort of thing all the time. It's just a last bit of mischief from the recently deceased. Tricks, codes – sometimes even traps for the unwary. People go mad trying to work these things out, but they never mean anything."

The identity of the Commander in question is not known, but the ship was identified as an antique Cobra Mk III with the unusual hull registry of 'Cor meum et animam'.

05 AUG 3302 – Freelance Report: Fuel Rats Announce Plans for New Outpost

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Earlier today, the Fuel Rats Mischief announced plans for an extraction outpost near Jaques Station.

"We've been considering such a base for quite a while now. Originally the idea was to set up near Sagittarius A* since it's one of the regions most visited by explorers. The biggest challenge was always supplying the station with commodities like food and spare parts. Being near Jaques Station will solve this problem since it's equipped with a habitation ring, and because it's a destination for a steady stream of supply ships."

Asked if the fact that Jaques Station is already serving as a base would render such an operation pointless, the Fuel Rats spokesperson answered:

"We fully expect Jaques to continue his journey at some point, and since his station simply can't produce enough fuel to make that possible, sooner or later an outpost will be necessary."

Commander Rebecca Hail

05 AUG 3302 – Community Goal: Boosting the Federal Fleet

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As the antagonism between the Federation and the Empire continues to simmer, the Federation has announced plans to expand its Navy with three new Farragut-class Battlecruisers. The development follows a recent initiative to add three new capital ships to the Imperial fleet.

In a statement, Federal President Zachary Hudson spoke candidly about the motivation behind the campaign.

"We live in uncertain times, and we are on the brink of an uncertain future. When I speak to the people of the Federation, I want to be able to promise them that their homes and families are safe. By contributing to this campaign, you can help me keep that promise."

The Federation has placed an open order for autofabricators, tantalum and superconductors for use in the construction, and has authorised the Workers of Gooheimar Alliance to reward pilots who deliver the requested materials to Brady Horizons in the Gooheimar system.

The campaign begins on the 4th of August 3302 and will run for one week. If the Federation's targets are met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

05 AUG 3302 – Community Goal: Ambika in Need

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Authorities in the Ambika system have reported that the region is in the grip of a severe famine. All efforts to shore up agricultural markets have failed, and the food shortage has even triggered bouts of civil unrest. A tentative relief effort has begun, but the convoys attempting to bring aid to the people of Ambika are being targeted by opportunist pirates.

In response to this development, the Union Party of Ambika has launched a two-pronged initiative, focused on bringing relief to the people of Ambika and neutralising the agitators operating in the system. The organisation has promised to reward pilots who deliver food to Goulart City, and has placed a kill order on all wanted ships operating in Ambika.

The campaign begins on the 4th of August 3302 and will run for one week. If the final targets are met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

04 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Minutemen

Saffron Corp.

Independent HIP 20019 for Equality

LP 404-66 Life Industry

Wailla Sakh Defence Party

Mitl PLC

Njoeris Crimson Bridge Company

LTT 9810 Citizens' Forum

Liberty Party of Kuruntabal

Tsohoda Patron's Principles

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

04 AUG 3302 – Freelance Report: Children of Liberty Criticize Mahon

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The organization known as the Children of Liberty has issued a statement criticizing Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon for his recent remarks concerning the supposed failings of the Federation and Empire.

"Prime Minister Mahon has denounced the 'pettiness and greed' of his political rivals, but he tolerates those same sins among many of the Alliance's own member systems. He wishes to create 'a truly unified society', yet he tolerates ideologies within the Alliance's own borders that are irreconcilably opposed to one another! According to a study published in 3301, over 213 million Alliance citizens live under the rule of explicitly authoritarian governments. How can a galactic power that purports to value harmony and self-determination allow a member system to oppress its own citizens?"

The missive, though critical, does conclude on a note of accord:

"Despite our political disagreements, we believe Prime Minister Mahon is absolutely right to call for protection of the barnacles. The rampant exploitation of these structures is not only reckless, it may even be dangerous. Until we know more about their origin and purpose, we should treat the barnacles with respect...and a healthy dose of caution."

04 AUG 3302 – Community Goal: Ambika in Need

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Authorities in the Ambika system have reported that the region is in the grip of a severe famine. All efforts to shore up agricultural markets have failed, and the food shortage has even triggered bouts of civil unrest. A tentative relief effort has begun, but the convoys attempting to bring aid to the people of Ambika are being targeted by opportunist pirates.

In response to this development, the Union Party of Ambika has launched a two-pronged initiative, focused on bringing relief to the people of Ambika and neutralising the agitators operating in the system. The organisation has promised to reward pilots who deliver the foods to Goulart City, and has placed a kill order on all wanted ships operating in Ambika.

The campaign begins on the 4th of August 3302 and will run for one week. If the final targets are met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

04 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Imperial Appeal Comes to an End

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The Empire's recent request for meta-alloys has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community, which has delivered large quantities of the rare material to Axon Station in the Zagoro system. A spokesperson for the Zagoro Imperial Society, which coordinated the appeal, confirmed that hundreds of Imperial-aligned pilots had contributed to the campaign. In a statement, the spokesperson said:

"The Empire sincerely thanks you for your service, but this is merely the first step in ensuring that the Federal monopoly on this material does not continue unopposed. We cannot rest yet."

04 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Federal Campaign Comes to an End

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A spokesperson for the Future of Segovan has announced that the Federation's appeal for construction materials has come to an end. Thousands of tonnes of material were delivered to Obsidian Orbital this week, which will be used to construct a new outpost on HIP 17225 A 1. In a brief statement, the spokesperson thanked those who had contributed to the initiative:

"The Federal pilots who supported this campaign have performed a great service. The new outpost will provide the Federation with a valuable trade and resource-processing hub. You have made the Federation proud."

The campaign attracted no small measure of controversy, however, with the Federation's opponents claiming that it represented a further attempt to control access to the non-human structures known as barnacles, a number of which are located on HIP 17225 A 1. One Imperial pilot, speaking on condition of anonymity, made the following statement to the Imperial Herald:

"The Federation wants to control the flow of meta-alloys, pure and simple. That's why they entered Merope, and that's why they're building this new outpost. And as for their claim that they're protecting the barnacles...well, does anyone really believe that anymore?"

04 AUG 3302 – Community Goal: Boosting the Federal Fleet

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As the antagonism between the Federation and the Empire continues to simmer, the Federation has announced plans to expand its Navy with three new Farragut-class Battlecruisers. The development follows a recent initiative to add three new capital ships to the Imperial fleet.

In a statement, Federal President Zachary Hudson spoke candidly about the motivation behind the campaign.

"We live in uncertain times, and we are on the brink of an uncertain future. When I speak to the people of the Federation, I want to be able to promise them that their homes and families are safe. By contributing to this campaign, you can help me keep that promise."

The Federation has placed an open order for autofabricators, tantalum and superconductors for use in the construction, and has authorised the Workers of Gooheimar Alliance to reward pilots who deliver the requested materials to Brady Horizons in the Gooheimar system.

The campaign begins on the 4th of August 3302 and will run for one week. If the Federation's targets are met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.


04 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Jaques Station Making a Comeback

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It has been two weeks since Jaques, the owner and operator of Jaques Station, issued an appeal for commodities to repair his beleaguered starport. Since then, scores of pilots from across the galaxy have made the long journey to the Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 system to deliver tantalum, power generators and other materials to Jaques.

Although the campaign is scheduled to run for two more weeks, Jaques has confirmed that the materials received so far have allowed starport personnel to restore some of the station's facilities.

"The moment supplies started arriving our teams were hard at work, making repairs and restoring facilities. So I'm very pleased to announce that we can now offer our guests refuelling, restocking, repair and outfitting services, as well as the option to purchase limpets and mining equipment from our commodities market."

"But we're not out of the woods yet! We still need more material if we're going to give the old girl a clean bill of health."

03 AUG 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

03 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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his report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Fozard Dock, HIP 19934

Irens Dock, Manite

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Lobachevsky Outpost, Pic Tok

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Tarelkin Dock, LP 462-19

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Ramsbottom Hub, Segovan

Meanwhile, the following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Lave Station, Lave

Carter Port, Rhea

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Ising Dock, 109 Piscium

Jaques Station, Eol Prou RS-T d3-94

Robigo Mines, Robigo

Skvortsov Orbital, 63 G. Capricorni

Saunders's Dive, Wolf 1301

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

02 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Gendalla Interstellar

LP 726-6 Partners

Bureau of Perktomen Regulatory State

Luhman 16 First

Elysia Transport Corporation

Nationals of G 203-47

Matses Jet Universal Systems

Eravate Network

Aulin Silver United Company

Opala Power Commodities

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:

Traditional Millese Focus

Hrisastshi Purple Legal Partners

Freedom Party of Ba Pin

Tollan Bureau

Bureau of Lung Nationalists

Independent Bilskirnir Revolutionary Party

Kaura Ltd

People's Liaedin Independents

LHS 1604 Silver Dynamic Inc

Justice Party of LHS 215

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.

01 AUG 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

New 31 Aquilae Green Party

Nuenets Corp.

Progressive Party of LTT 15449

Ross 490 Blue Public Corp.

Movement for CD-37 641 Free

Futhark Silver Fortune and Co

Bast Purple Council

LTT 14019 Public Group

LHS 199 Silver Travel Corp

Tetrian Fortune Network

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:

Harma Silver Cartel

49 Arietis Gold Council

Yuror Crimson Drug Empire

HIP 1114 Blue Cartel

Official Haroingori Defence Force

Fire Fade Patron's Principles

Drug Empire of Caeresi

Hojin Blue Dragons

Gridge Emperor's Grace

Workers of Quillaente Union Party

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.

30 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Ernueken Future

LP 510-10 Solutions

Holiacan Dynamic Company

Confederacy of Pan

LHS 221 Vision Systems

Hayimshis Noblement

Black Hand of Jaaka

Kamocadroa Purple Comms Systems

Friends of Concateneg

Tsanla Empire Party

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:

La Rochelle Blue Netcoms Co

Official Bragpura Defence Party

Ninmah and Co

Eototari Resistance

HR 4734 Progressive Party

Yen Di Travel Inc

Grovichun Gold Netcoms Inc

Social Akbulun for Equality

Turna Confederation

LHS 1918 Major Exchange

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.

30 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Edmund Mahon Condemns Imperial-Federal Sabre Rattling

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Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon has offered a critical appraisal of the ongoing antagonism between the Empire and the Federation. His comments, delivering during a recent ministerial address, concern the conflict over the organic structures known as barnacles, and the meta-alloys they produce.

The pertinent part of his address is reprinted below:

"Our history contains no shortage of bloodshed. Territory, resources – we have gone to war over these things far too often."

"We have expanded into the cosmos, made a home among the stars, created a civilisation spanning thousands of light years. Have we left our pettiness and greed behind, or have we brought them with us? I believe we are capable of working together to create a truly unified society. But the Empire and the Federation do not appear to share this view."

"I implore my friends in the Empire and the Federation to look beyond their immediate concerns and consider the ramifications of their actions. The organic structures may well be the product of a non-human civilisation. They, and the meta-alloys, should be afforded our protection."

"We could be on the brink of a new era of discovery. This is no time for military posturing."

29 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Lansbury Crimson Hand Gang

Social HIP 117706 Future

Naganjin Guardians of Tradition

63 G. Capricorni Netcoms Corporation

Wolf 287 Party

NLTT 18945 Network

Nationals of NLTT 18945

LP 455-12 General Group

LP 455-12 Labour

Metzili Empire League

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Xingait Transport Limited

Aristocrats of G 239-25

New Shenggan League

Toolfa Network

Eta Draconis Gold Vision Co

Cailli Co-operative

Future of Guayambaan

Thetis Group

Malina Focus

Cocijo Bridge and Co

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

29 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: The Origin of the Pilots Federation

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Continuing our popular series on significant episodes from human history, noted historian Sima Kalhana discusses the foundation of the Pilots Federation.

"The Pilots Federation was established in 2805 in response to a surge in private-starship ownership. It was created principally to allow pilots to share reliable trade-route information, and to provide them with a system of mutual protection against the rising scourge of interstellar piracy."

"At the time, independent pilots were generally mistrusted, the itinerant nature of their profession giving rise to perceptions of irresponsibility. The Pilots Federation's strict code of conduct put an end to this, and over time a galaxy-wide respect for its members emerged."

"As piracy became more prevalent, the Pilots Federation started issuing bounties on known pirate vessels. Some of those outside the organisation condemned the initiative as bloodthirsty, but few were able to argue with the impact it had on piracy. Shortly thereafter, the Pilots Federation introduced an official ranking system to reflect the number of combat victories achieved by each of its members. Pilots who accumulated the largest number of kills were awarded the title of Elite – a citation that became highly coveted among independent pilots."

"The Pilots Federation derives the bulk of its wealth from the GalNet data network. Originally a system of ship, bounty and star-chart data, it evolved into an interstellar aggregator of market information and galactic news. By 3300, the Pilots Federation was not only the dominant provider of this information, it was also the main manufacturer of the hardware and software serving this data. Today, Pilots Federation systems are fitted as standard on virtually all independent starships."

"In 3290 the Pilots Federation expanded its ranking system to encompass the fields of trade and exploration. In 3301 it expanded it again to include pilots who had distinguished themselves in the Close Quarters Combat championships."

"The Pilots Federation has always remained politically neutral, avowing that it exists to support pilots rather than nationalities or political factions. The organisation is based in the Shinrarta Dezhra system, which can be accessed only by invitation. Receiving an invitation is typically dependent on achieving a high rank in the Pilots Federation. This stipulation has contributed to perceptions of the organisation as secretive – a perception compounded by the fact that the Pilots Federation has very little direct interaction with the public."

29 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Jasmina Halsey Returns to Public Life

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At a recent charity event, former Federal president Jasmina Halsey made her first public appearance since she was discharged from a secure psychiatric facility on Mars two weeks ago. The woman seen at the event differed dramatically from the frail individual seen leaving the Clearwater Clinic. Some commented that she appeared even more confident than when she was in office.

After the event, reporters asked President Halsey what she has planned for the future.

"I know that many of you have been perplexed by my recent statements, but having reflected on my experiences, I have accepted that what I saw might not have been literally real. I do believe, however, that the message contained in those experiences is valid, and that I have a duty to share that message."

"As a species we have learned nothing from our history. We plundered the Earth for its treasures, treating it with callous indifference, and now we stumble blindly into space in pursuit of wealth and glory. And all the while we are heedless of the damage we cause."

"We remain a violent species, unable to cooperate, and we are therefore deprived of the prosperity that true peace would bring."

Halsey further surprised reporters by stating that she had recently met with Alliance Prime Minster Edmund Mahon, and that she would soon be relocating to a system within Alliance space.

28 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Workers of LHS 2887 League

Confederation of DT Virginis

Values Party of LHS 304

LHS 3437 Coalition

Kremainn Free

Baijungu Netcoms Network

Ininohima Guardians of Tradition

LHS 1391 Patron's Principles

Autocracy of Mutjarabi

Enbilulu Creative Limited

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

28 JUL 3302 – Community Goal: Empire Appeals for Meta-Alloys

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As the galaxy becomes increasingly focused on the meta-alloys, the Empire has issued a galaxy-wide request for the controversial material. A spokesperson for the Zagoro Imperial Society, which is coordinating the appeal, released the following statement:

"We don't yet know all the applications of the meta-alloys, but their ability to counter the harmful effects of the Unknown Artefacts indicates a potentially significant relationship between them, the Artefacts and, presumably, the unknown probes. It would therefore be unwise to let anyone to establish a monopoly on this material."

"By supporting this initiative, you can help ensure that humankind is ideally positioned to meet the future – whatever it may hold."

It is presumably not immaterial that the Empire's initiative coincides with a Federal campaign to establish a new outpost on the planet HIP 17225 A 1 – a known barnacle site.

The Zagoro Imperial Society has promised to reward pilots who deliver meta-alloys to Axon Station in the Zagoro system. The campaign begins on the 28th of July 3302 and will run for one week. If the Empire's targets are met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

28 JUL 3302 – Community Goal: Establishing a Base in Eol Prou

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The 80 DD-D 774-CE-2 faction has launched a campaign to establish a planetary outpost in the Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 system. According to the organisation's spokesperson, the primary purpose of the new outpost will be to support independent trade and exploration in the region.

In a statement, the spokesperson elaborated on the nature of the campaign:

"Well, the arrival of Jaques triggered a real surge in interest in Eol Prou. And since the system is pretty remote, there's a clear need for an outpost to support pilots ferrying material to and from the starport. That's in the short term. There's also a desire among the galactic community to establish a permanent presence in Eol Prou, so hopefully this campaign will be the start of something bigger."

The 80 DD-D 774-CE-2 faction has placed an open order for mined osmium for use in the construction, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver materials to Jaques Station in the Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 system. The campaign begins on the 28th of July 3302 and will run for four weeks.

28 JUL 3302 – Community Goal: New Federal Outpost

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Three weeks ago, the Federation ignited controversy with its decision to establish a series of outposts in the Pleiades sector. The development triggered a decisive response from Empire-aligned pilots, who made repeated attempts to destabilise the campaign. Ultimately, the Federation was able to complete the operation, but the Federation's opponents had made their feelings clear – the superpower's military expansion would not proceed unopposed.

Now the Federation has announced plans to establish a new planetary outpost in the HIP 17225 system, which it claims will serve as "a trade and resource-processing hub". Those familiar with HIP 17225 A 1 will be all too aware that the planet is home to a number of barnacle sites.

The Federation has placed an open order for tantalum, building fabricators and energy grid assemblies with which to construct the new base, and has authorised the Future of Segovan to reimburse pilots who deliver these materials to Obsidian Orbital in the Maia system.

The campaign begins on the 28th of July 3302 and will run for one week. If the Federation's targets are met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

28 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Latest Imperial Campaign Concludes

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Lavigny's Legion, an Imperial organisation based in the Carthage system, has announced that its appeal for construction materials has reached a successful conclusion. Scores of independent pilots supported the campaign by delivering thallium, thermal cooling units and CMM composites to Marker Depot in the Carthage system. The organisation is now in a position to proceed with its campaign to construct three new Majestic-class Interdictors.

27 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: The August Exodus

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With the possibility of war between the Federation and the Empire looming, a number of intrepid explorers have banded together to establish a new way of life among the stars. Over 300 pilots from across inhabited space have signed up to take part in the largest convoy ever assembled, designated the August Exodus – A Jaunt to Jaques.

The first convoy, comprising 250 pilots, set off from the Ocshooit system on the 24th of July, and is expected to reach Jaques Station within two weeks. The second convoy is being assembled, and almost 60 pilots have signed up so far. It will depart on the 15th of August.

It is hoped that this monumental effort will not only return Jaques Station to full operational power, but also usher in the birth of a new colony in the Colonia Nebula, where Jaques is currently located.

Commander unrealization

Zandu Science Journal | Interstellar Press

27 JUL 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

26 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Official Indaol First

Morgor Crimson Pirates

Dominion of Sowiio

Exphiay for Equality

Conservatives of CD-66 2585

Madimo Crimson Vision Industries

LP 5-88 Netcoms Partners

Simarasir Dynamic Solutions

Freng Freedom Party

Kivah Resistance

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:

HIP 110954 Inc

CD-60 7742 Blue United Group

Wolf 424 Ltd

Mechtan Corp.

Values Party of Orishpucho

Lalande 42128 aristocrats

Purple Galactic Group

Alpha Centauri Liberals

Istanu United

House of Grebmo

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.

25 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Aymifa Resistance

New Siddha Constitution Party

Lokitaka Mu Silver Universal Net

Labour of Kalads

Chi Eridani Crimson Travel and Co

Noblemen of Lao Gobe

Kuruntabal Brothers

Union of Djabushis Alliance

Liberty Party of Chorathia

Independents of HIP 105391

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:

Liabeze Legal Organisation

Revolutionary HIP 599 Independents

Asellus Primus Purple Crew

Bureau of 45 Tauri League

Independent

LTT 198 Order

Eurybia Blue Mafia

Union of Chup Kamui Green Party

Namniez Free

Ross 209 Fortune 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.

23 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Lutni Patrons of Law

Liberals of Kappa Reticuli

BD+22 4939 Purple Cartel

Mafia of G 107-65

Lalande 28607 Syndicate

Tribeb Empire Party

Beta Pavonis Incorporated

Conservatives of Cockaigne

Liu Yanec Solutions

United LFT 174 Future

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:

Domoth Empire Party

Kalibia State Services

LTT 11103 Jet Legal Corporation

League of 23 Librae

HR 7907 and Co

Democrats of LHS 3885

Values Party of 79 Ceti

Afli Patron's Principles

Exphiay Crimson Hand Gang

Barons of Chang Shor

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.


23 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: GalCop Mobilizes to Aid Jaques Station

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Since contact with Jaques Station was re-established, a substantial effort from independent pilots to deliver meta-alloys to the stricken starport has returned it to partial functionality.

With the commodities market now open, Jaques has issued an appeal for the components needed to restore his station to full operational status. The Galactic Cooperative of Worlds has pledged to ensure the success of the initiative, having secured a logistical supply chain and established an operational beachhead in the surrounding sectors.

Jahena Yar Savor, GalCop's Chief Executive Officer, said that the Cooperative would "establish a localised resource base in the systems surrounding Jaques in order to offset the financial burden of securing these resources. Many of our pilots and member organisations acquired substantial wealth during the Dangerous Games, and we thought it would only be fair to use these assets to aid a friend."

'Disc' Commander Felix Dyson - Radio Skvortsov

22 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Cubeo Jet Council

Earls of Lovedui

Lovedui PLC

Yembo Interstellar

Duro Patron's Principles

Duro Blue Public Partners

Nationals of Ross 163

Ross 163 Jet Family

Caeritis Vision Organisation

Gabjaujis Empire Party

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Unionists of Sun Takush

Liberals of Kappa Reticuli

United Nedos League

Vetta Bureau

Balduk Partnership

Raiders of LHS 140

Sinann Silver Raiders

Kalibia State Services

Independent Xevioso Labour

Gliese 724.2 Empire League

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

22 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: Could Halsey Shake up Federal Politics?

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Following the release of former Federal president Jasmina Halsey from the Clearwater Clinic, commentators from around the galaxy are asking the same question: What's next for Halsey?

According to political analyst Emilio Blythe: "If Halsey were to return to politics, it could spell trouble for Shadow President Felicia Winters. Winters's leadership of the Liberal Party has been questioned over the last few months, and Halsey could conceivably retake control of the party."

Meanwhile, members of the religious cult known as The Hands of the Architects are holding onto the hope that Halsey will take on the mantle of prophet, and lead them to 'communion with the Architects'.

Attempts to contact the former president have been rebuffed by her staff.

Jaiotu

22 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Knives Drawn

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With the Federal-Imperial relationship currently on unsteady ground, political commentators have been reviewing recent events and offering their analyses of the current situation.

Most agree that the turning point came in March, when the Federation began construction of a new Farragut-class Battlecruiser in the Beta Hydri system. The Empire made no response to the development at first, but an anonymous Imperial source was quoted as saying: "If the Federation embarked on a campaign of military fortification, it's likely the Empire would respond in kind." A short time later, the Empire started work on a new Majestic-class Interdictor.

Conflict erupted in June, when Imperial forces attempted to take possession of the Federation-controlled Daramo system. The Federation was able to rebuff the offensive in just three days, however, prompting one high-ranking Federal officer to comment: "Hopefully this episode will remind our enemies that they cannot simply take whatever they want."

A few weeks later, the Federation deployed a number of Farragut-class Battlecruisers to the Merope system. The ships took up position near the non-human structures commonly known as barnacles, prompting outrage from various sections of the galactic community. The Federation insisted its intention was to protect the sites, but the Empire remained unconvinced, accusing the Federation of trying to take possession of the barnacles. Shortly thereafter, the Empire announced that it too would despatch a deputation to Merope.

Commentators generally agree that the meta-alloys have now become a focus for Federal-Imperial antagonism. While it has been confirmed that the meta-alloys can counter the harmful effects of the Unknown Artefacts, no other applications for the material have been found. But speculation abounds that there may be as-yet undiscovered uses for the remarkable substance. The fact that the Federation has announced plans to construct a number of outposts in the Pleiades sector – one of the primary locations of meta-alloys – is further evidence that it has a keen interest in the material.

As tensions between the two superpowers increase, only one thing can be stated with certainty: in the competition for control of the meta-alloys, the Federation has taken the lead.

22 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: A Year of Buckyball Racing

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The Buckyball Racing Club was formed, one year ago, to provide a schedule of races involving a wide variety of pilots. In its first year the club hosted a total of 28 races, and to celebrate it is hosting one of its craziest yet: the BuckyBubble!

Commemorating the club's most famous race, the A* Challenge, the BuckyBubble starts at Lomas Station in the Wolf 359 system. Racers will navigate a route that passes through 60 systems loosely resembling the shape of a buckyball molecule.

Pilots are invited to join the chaos from the 23rd of July to the 7th of August.

Commander Seneh

21 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Flousop Electronics Partners

United Ross 780 Progressive Party

Green Party of LTT 1349

Umaspi Collective

Tai Sheshy Empire Pact

People's Procyon Values Party

Sirius Free

Lalande 15394 Federal Systems

League of Ruhanga Dominion

Zac Cechaqu Commodities

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

21 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: Probe Research Implications

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Recent developments in Unknown Probe research have raised concerns among military strategists.

Today, Captain Alexis Corvus of Task Force Athena briefed the Imperial Senate on the implications of an offensively deployed Unknown Probe.

"The offensive potential of these Probes mustn't be underestimated. A single fighter with a discovery scanner and a probe in its cargo hold could potentially disable dozens of spacecraft. A customized torpedo designed to similarly trigger its payload could be even more disruptive, allowing a hostile fleet to prey on the disabled vessels."

"The zeal with which the Federation has been collecting resources like these probes leads me to believe they have already considered these use cases. Moreover, the stationing of no fewer than five Farragut-class Battlecruisers in Merope suggests this matter is of grave importance to them. If we mean to maintain the status quo, we must act prudently."

Commander Corrigendum

21 JUL 3302 – Community Goal: Repair Jaques Station

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Jaques, the owner and operator of Jaques Station, has issued an appeal for commodities to repair his beleaguered starport.

The station has been in poor shape ever since Jaques made an unsuccessful attempt to travel to Beagle Point. Since then, a number of independent pilots have voluntarily delivered meta-alloys to the station, resulting in the reopening of the starport's commodities market. But to restore the starport to full functionality, a full-scale campaign is needed. In a statement, Jaques said:

"We're very grateful to all the pilots who brought us meta-alloys over the past few weeks. But to get the station back online, we're also going to need power generators, tantalum, structural regulators and energy grid assemblies. So we're asking all pilots to deliver whatever they can."

Jaques has promised to reward pilots who deliver the requested materials to Jaques Station in the Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 system. The campaign begins on the 21st of July 3302 and will run for four weeks. If Jaques's targets are met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

21 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Imperial Campaign Concludes

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A spokesperson for Bava Blue Travel Systems has announced that hundreds of independent pilots responded to the recent Imperial appeal for exploration data, delivering large quantities of astronomical information to Bauschinger City in the Bava system. The appeal was part of an Imperial campaign to locate further barnacles, the only known source of meta-alloys.

In a brief statement, the spokesperson thanked the many Commanders who supported the campaign:

"We are immensely grateful to all the intrepid explorers who contributed to this initiative. Your data will now be analysed to see if it can reveal the location of further barnacle sites. Of course, this process is not an exact science, so it may take some time. We will keep the galactic community abreast of our progress."

21 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: EG Pliots win Rise to Power

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The third and final heat of the Rise to Power campaign is over.

For this stage of the competition, pilots were asked to recover salvaged precious gems and deliver them to Laura Elizabeth in the Meropis system. Matters were complicated by the fact that the event organisers refused to reveal the precise whereabouts of the salvage site, giving just a single clue to its location.

Once the location was found, a desperate race began as pilots urgently ferried the gems to the Laura Elizabeth starport in support of their chosen faction. Ultimately, it was the EG Pilots who received the most salvaged precious gems and claimed victory. But the celebrations were short-lived, as the EG Pilots waited tensely for the announcement of the overall victor.

Now that the results of each heat have been reviewed, the event organisers have announced that the winner of the Rise to Power campaign is...the EG Pilots.

Trinity Avon, reporting for The Sovereign, commented on what has proved to be an exciting competition:

"The EG Pilots have shown that they has the necessary strength and influence to be recognised as a power in their own right. I for one look forward to seeing what the future holds."

21 JUL 3302 – Community Goal: Restoring Order in Carthage

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Authorities in the Carthage system have reported a sharp increase in the number of criminals operating in the area. To ensure these agitators do not disrupt the Lavigny's Legion campaign, a kill order has been placed on all wanted ships operating in the system. Lavigny's Legion has promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to Marker Depot.

The campaign begins on the 21st of July 3302 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

21 JUL 3302 – Community Goal: A Majestic Development

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Lavigny's Legion, an Imperial organisation based in the Carthage system, has launched a campaign to add three new Majestic-class Interdictors to the Imperial fleet.

At a press conference, Lucius Lavigny confirmed that the Emperor had personally authorised the campaign. According to Lavigny, the initiative is a direct response to the Federation's "ongoing military build-up". The admiral closed the conference with the words: "We must continue to strengthen our fleet and reinforce our garrisons."

Lavigny's Legion has placed an open order for thallium, thermal cooling units and CMM composites for use in the construction, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver the requested material to Marker Depot in the Carthage system. The campaign begins on the 21st of July 3302 and will run for one week. If the Empire's targets are met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

20 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: Barnacles under Assault

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The recent meta-alloy rush has left many of the barnacles in the Pleiades Nebula barren.

As many scramble to meet the high demand for the material, it seems the Federation lacks the resources to provide adequate defence.

Federal vessels have reportedly transported huge quantities of meta-alloys from the Merope system, suggesting that it may be partly responsible for the drought.

One independent researcher said:

"As far as we know, a barnacle will 'regenerate' after one week, although we don't know if this is always the case."

"Research indicates that harvesting only 'ripe' spikes will keep the barnacle healthy. A simple scan and visual check will confirm spike maturity."

"Further testing will be needed to determine the specifics, but with the crisis facing civilised space, conducting controlled experiments on barnacles has become next to impossible."

"The way things are going, we risk losing these magnificent entities for good."

Commander BluWolve

20 JUL 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

19 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Gondul Jet State Company

Atrimih Gold Transport Comms

Justice Party of Zeta Tucanae

Tatapai Company

Revolutionary Nysa Future

Social Cupinook Free

Itzamnet Group

Guaneponne Partners

Raurici Empire Consulate

Social G 181-6 Liberals

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:

Firdaus Crimson Family

Ovid Vision and Co

Ringardha Commodities

Haokipi Galactic Network

Labour of LHS 283

HIP 33368 Vision Network

Eranin Industry

Movement for LHS 450 Progressive Party

CD-53 136 Imperial Society

Theotokos Universal Exchange

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.

19 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Unknown Probe Breakthrough

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The Canonn Interstellar Research Group has announced that one of its scientists has made a discovery regarding the so-called Unknown Probes.

According to a statement, a pilot by the name of Commander Rizal72 has confirmed that when the mysterious objects are examined with an advanced discovery scanner, they emit an electro-magnetic pulse that temporarily incapacitates the scanning ship. The pulse is followed by a brief burst of sound, similar in nature to the 'chittering' produced by the Unknown Artefacts.

Following this announcement, Commander Rizal72's colleagues at the Canonn Interstellar Research Group began subjecting recordings of the sound to various tests. They soon discovered that the sound contained an encrypted image, which some have interpreted as a depiction of interstellar bodies.

The meaning of the image, and the origin and purpose of the Probes, remains unclear. Clearly, there remains much to discover.

18 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Anlave First

Delta Phoenicis Limited

Fawaol Patrons of Law

LTT 8856 Gold Brotherhood

Ambivas Power Partners

Progressive Party of LTT 15449

Mokosh Order

Ho Hsi Corp.

Constitution Party of Eotienses

HIP 111755 Commodities

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:

Prismatic Imperium

HIP 5623 Crimson United Services

Social Wolf 397 Progressive Party

Siluror Group

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Movement for Kambila Labour

Gang of Aphra

Lhou Xuang Prison Colony

Federation Unite!

HDS 3215 Defence Party

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.

18 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: Meta-Alloy Rush

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As the Federation and Empire attempt to lay claim to the organic structures known as barnacles, the demand for meta-alloys has skyrocketed. Many starports have begun placing orders for the material as a hedge against potential malfunctions.

Vernon Trask, lead engineer at Bauschinger City, said: "Some stations have been defunct for nearly a year because of those corrosive Artefacts. We can't afford to be out of commission that long."

"Quite a few stations in the Empire have open orders for meta-alloys, including Bauschinger. We're hoping to get ahead of this techno-plague before it bites us."

This 'meta-alloy rush' has alarmed conservationists and researchers concerned about the future of the barnacles.

"We know so little about the barnacles," said Dr Elana Lorax, a noted xenobiologist. "We don't know how they grow, how long they live or how they create meta-alloys. If the exploitation continues at this rate, we may never know."

Commander Corrigendum

18 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: Moon-Landing Anniversary Race

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The historical re-enactment society Ex Luna Scientia has partnered with the Buckyball Racing Club to organise a commemorative race celebrating the 1,333rd anniversary of the first landing on Earth's Moon.

The Fly Me to the Moon race will run from the 19th to the 21st of July and will start at Lem Dock in the Chaac system. The finish line is at Moon Prospect in the Turot system, where participants will compete in surface racing in their rovers.

The race is open to everyone, from regular Buckyballers to first-time racers. The race committee has suggested that, due to the risks involved, all participants take out full insurance coverage.

Commander Aken B

16 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Ross 42 Services

Durinn Gold Natural Interstellar

United Heiltsu Left Party

Haritana Dynamic Group

Ngobriglai Services

Independent Kaus Australis Values Party

HIP 15376 Gold Creative Limited

LFT 361 Independents

BD+14 1876 Independents

Etznabal Imperial Society

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:

Ambibates Inc

Mariang Patrons of Law

LFT 90 State Incorporated

BD-01 3500 Electronics Services

LFT 78 Patron's Principles

Wolf 225 Federal Industry

Nidarijedi Empire Party

Mara Systems

Confederacy of LPM 696

HIP 118311 Empire Party

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.

16 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: Jacques Barnacle Search

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The discovery of Jacques Station has prompted many Commanders to load up on meta-alloys and start the long trek to Eol Prou RS-T d3-94.

One group that has already made it has begun searching the area for barnacles. If the structures are found, they could provide Jacques with meta-alloys needed to fix the station.

Some Commanders remain sceptical, arguing that the barnacles are engineered and won't be found in the system, but that hasn't stopped the search from going ahead. For many it is not a question of 'if' barnacles will found it – it is a question of 'when'. One of the searchers said:

"It makes sense there would be barnacles out here – the system has many of the conditions required. But searching for them is a big job. Any assistance from pilots in the area is welcome."

Commander BluWolve

15 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Petra Jet Travel Solutions

Silver Travel Organisation

Candhari United

37 Geminorum Conservatives

Lugh for Equality

Gorgon Crimson Pirates

Gorgon Front

Yawa Empire Party

Autocracy of Ross 1008

Purungkat Conservatives

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Ross 788 Crimson Energy Comms

Miroman Emperor's Grace

Movement for Chacobog for Equality

Glaucus PLC

HIP 31833 Empire Group

Alioth Independents

Firdaus Transport Company

Delta Squadron

LTT 9164 Democrats

Drug Empire of Wolf 751

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

15 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: The Demands of Supply

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"Commanders are advised to search within nebulae for rocky or high-metal content worlds with a composition of between 66.5% and 99.1% rock and 8.9% and 33.5% metal, with 0% ice. Temperatures between 194K and 451K should be sought. To narrow the field, Commanders should also seek bodies with gravity between 0.06g and 0.3g."

This text is taken from 'Barnacle Search Criteria', a recent publication from the Canonn Interstellar Research Group.

Commentators are divided on what impact, if any, this information will have on the increasingly volatile situation in and around the Merope system. But many agree that if the barnacles are being viewed as a finite resource, the Canonn's data may serve to defuse tensions, at least temporarily.

The publication of the criteria is believed to have followed a private conference between Dr Arcanonn and Professor Cora Shaw, director of the Palin Institute. Dr Arcanonn commented:

"We must not let the drums of war drown out the fact that the stated positions of the Federation and the Empire are, upon review, far from irreconcilable."

15 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: The Silent Arbiter

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As Utopia completes its mission in the Maia system, senior Utopian figures have voiced alarm at the deteriorating situation between the Federation and the Empire over the barnacles. One member of the commune said:

"We are surrounded by a galactic mystery. Recent events indicate that humanity may not be alone in the universe."

"Some believe we are being stalked by monsters. Others think we will soon encounter a higher intelligence. We must be optimistic, and meet the future – whatever it may hold – with a collective voice."

"I believe humanity is being watched, its actions noted. Soon, we will be judged. Our survival depends on the decisions we make right now. We must not, and cannot, fight among ourselves."

Commander Gan

Utopian News Network | Interstellar Press

15 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Jasmina Halsey Discharged

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It has been two months since former Federal president Jasmina Halsey was admitted to the Clearwater Clinic psychiatric facility on Mars. Halsey's admission followed a period of bizarre behaviour, during which she claimed to have encountered super-intelligent beings in the depths of space.

Since then, a proportion of the Federal population has been calling for the former president's release, claiming that she was hospitalised not for the good of her health but in order to silence her. This suggestion was dismissed as "patently ridiculous" by Halsey's personal staff, but this did little to deter those campaigning for Halsey's freedom.

Now it seems the campaigners have got their wish. Today, Jasmina Halsey left the Clearwater Clinic of her own volition, having been deemed ready to return to society by her doctors.

President Halsey was met at the entrance of the clinic by a crowd of supporters, to whom she gave a brief statement:

"I would like to thank the staff of this fine institution for helping me during this troubled time. It's fair to say I haven't quite been myself recently, and I apologise wholeheartedly for any distress I might have caused."

15 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: The Origin of the Alliance

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In a return to our popular series on significant episodes from human history, noted historian Sima Kalhana discusses the foundation of the Alliance.

"The Alliance may champion the ideals of harmony and independence, but it is very much the product of violence."

"Alioth, the Alliance powerbase, was once a highly contested system. In the decades that followed its colonisation, it was the site of almost constant conflict between the Federation and the Empire. Naturally this made life difficult for the system's inhabitants, whose lives were impacted by generation after generation of war."

"The turning point came in 3228, when the Federal corporations supplying one of Alioth's main population centres attempted to raise prices. This triggered a revolt. Federal and Imperial forces were despatched to quell the uprising, but the resistance, bolstered by fighters from neighbouring independent systems, successfully repelled them. Ultimately the Empire chose to withdraw from the system, reluctant to commit to a potentially protracted campaign far from its centre of power. When the Federation realised how unpopular the war had become among Federal citizens, it followed suit."

"In the wake of the conflict, the idea of an independent socio-political body rapidly gained popularity among the people of Alioth, and in 3230 the Alliance of Independent Systems was established. Its founding principles were simple: to protect and support those who wanted to remain independent of the Federation and the Empire, and to empower its member systems while simultaneously preserving their independence. Over the next two decades, more than twenty systems joined the Alliance."

"Today, the Alliance is widely seen as a paragon of democracy in an increasingly autocratic galaxy. It is governed by a body known as the Alliance Assembly, the primary function of which is to establish common policies and treaties among the Alliance's member systems, and act as an arbitration body when necessary. The notional head of the Assembly is the prime minister, but in reality it is the Council of Admirals that wields the greatest degree of power."

"The Council of Admirals is a six-person body comprising the leaders of the six largest military forces in the Alliance. In addition to selecting the prime minister, the Council also commands the Alliance Defence Force, a vast flotilla of ships contributed by each of the Alliance's member systems. The Council of Admirals is free to deploy the Defence Force without the approval of the Assembly, making it extremely powerful."

"There can be no argument that the Alliance lacks the power-projection abilities of the Empire and the Federation. But it is more than capable of competing with them in economic and political terms, and of defending its member systems when necessary."

"What the future holds remains to be seen, but under the strong leadership of Prime Minister Edmund Mahon, it seems likely the Alliance will only continue to grow."

14 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Tsondama Liberty Party

United TT 58343 Confederacy

Mu Horologii Jet Legal and Co

Uzumeru Netcoms Incorporated

Kharaitis Empire Party

HIP 19157 Progressive Party

Independents of HIP 18843

LHS 3437 Coalition

Kremainn Free

Llwyddi Di Network

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

14 JUL 3302 – Community Goal: The Rise to Power Concludes

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The third and final stage of the Rise to Power campaign is about to begin.

For this heat, pilots have been asked to salvage precious gems and deliver them to Laura Elizabeth in the Meropis system. But the event organisers have chosen to complicate matters by refusing to reveal the precise whereabouts of the salvage site. Pilots participating in the event have been given just one clue to its location - the following signal:

353133313639313835 3432313232313132 31393235313932303531333139 A6B1D4H1I4K1L1M2N1O2R1U1V1Y1Z1 3132313533313132 373131323134353230 32353133313531343139

The group that manages to accumulate the most precious gems will be declared the winner of the final Rise to Power event. At the close of the event, the results of each heat will be reviewed. The faction that has garnered the most support over the course of the campaign will join the ranks of the galaxy's major power players.

The event begins on the 14th of July 3302 and will run for one week.

14 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: EG Pilots win Second Rise to Power Event

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The second heat of the Rise to Power campaign is over. For this event, pilots were asked to head to the Nervi system and gather technical blueprints for their chosen faction. The one condition imposed on the pilots was that the technical blueprints must be stolen – a stipulation that gave rise to a number of clashes with Nervi security forces.

The final tally indicates that the largest quantity of technical blueprints was received by the EG Pilots, making them the winner of this stage of the campaign. But whether or not the EG Pilots will win the Rise to Power competition remains to be seen, as it will not be clear which faction has received the most support until the end of the campaign.

The Rise to Power competition will run for one more week, and the victor will go on to join the ranks of the galaxy's major power players.

14 JUL 3302 – Community Goal: Searching for Barnacles

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Since the non-human structures known as barnacles were first discovered, they have prompted fierce debate, attracted intense scrutiny and even triggered the despatch of a Federal Fleet to the Merope system.

As the only known source of meta-alloys, the barnacles are of considerable value. It is therefore unsurprising that the Empire has issued an appeal for exploration data in the hope of finding more. A spokesperson for Bava Blue Travel Systems, which is coordinating the campaign, made the following statement:

"The barnacles are of central importance, and it is vital that we determine whether or not there are any more out there. We are therefore launching an appeal for exploration data, to begin at once, as part of a search for further barnacles."

The spokesperson was asked if the campaign had been prompted by the Federation's decision to station battle cruisers at barnacle sites in the Merope system, but she declined to comment.

Bava Blue Travel Systems, on behalf of the Empire, has promised to reward pilots who deliver exploration data to Bauschinger City in the Bava system. The campaign begins on the 14th of July 3302 and will run for one week. If the Empire's targets are met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.


14 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Federal Campaign Concludes

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The Future of Segovan has announced that its appeal for construction materials has reached a successful conclusion, despite repeated attempts from Imperial pilots to disrupt the campaign. Large quantities of gallium and insulating membrane, and hundreds of tonnes of power generators, were delivered to Ramsbottom Hub, the organisation's base of operations, allowing work to begin on the first of a series of new Federal outposts.

A spokesperson for the Future of Segovan said:

"The Federation's opponents went to great lengths to try to stop this operation, but ultimately they failed. The construction of this outpost will proceed as planned."

13 JUL 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

13 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Federal Campaign Derailed Again

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Reports coming in from the Segovan system indicate that the Federation's campaign to construct an outpost in the system has once again been disrupted. Starport personnel have confirmed that the station is experiencing a wide range of technical problems as a result of Unknown Artefact-related interference.

You almost have to admire those Imperial pilots," said one member of starport personnel. "I mean, it's a pain in the ass for us – we've got malfunctions and power outages popping up all over the place – but you've got to respect their determination. First they tried targeting the traders. Then they hit the station with Unknown Artefacts."

Starport authorities were unable to confirm when services at the station would be restored. Meanwhile, Federal President Zachary Hudson issued a statement:

"The individuals responsible for this cowardly attack clearly care nothing for the people of Ramsbottom Hub, whose lives have been severely disrupted. These people are terrorists, pure and simple."

"I want to assure the people of Ramsbottom Hub, and all Federal citizens, that we will find the individuals responsible, and we will make them pay."

13 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Imperial Ships to Enter Merope

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Following a recent statement from Senator Zemina Torval in which the seasoned politician criticised the deployment of Federal battlecruisers in the Merope system, Admiral Denton Patreus has entered the debate. At a hastily organised press conference on Capitol, Admiral Patreus addressed the Federal intervention:

"Like Senator Torval, I believe that the Federal presence in Merope represents an attempt to lay claim to the system's non-human structures. This will not stand. An Imperial deputation will therefore be mobilised and despatched to the Merope system. I will take personal command of the fleet, which will depart within the month."

Patreus did not clarify whether the Imperial ships would engage the Federal fleet, or simply establish a counter-blockade. But one thing is for sure: this development can only serve to heighten tensions between the Federation and the Empire.

12 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Future of Segovan

Clan of Bjorti

Convoumia Nationals

LTT 1353 Life Industry

Movement for Uzumeru Partnership

Karnarki League

LHS 2157 Future

Yen Camus Labour

Clan of Chacobog

LHS 21 Fortune Ltd

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:

Bhajaja Crimson General Ind

Shona Inc

United LFT 1300 Progressive Party

Natural Ross 671 Movement

Mehet Partnership

LFT 37 Purple Comms Corp.

Tialocan Organisation

Integrated Nemgla

Wolf 359 Conservatives

Warnates Free

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.

11 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Natural BV Phoenicis Front

Manbatz Future

Yemakinni Organisation

Tapirape Silver Energy Systems

BD+14 2955 Republic Party

Values Party of Priva

Wonorne Nu Natural Limited

United LTT 12990 Movement

Ross 597 Advanced Group

LHS 1547 Commodities

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:

Lave Fortune Organisation

Kraurno Blue Brothers

Belenses Services

Dimor and Co

Tewinicnii Vision Corporation

Baraswar Crimson Vision Ltd

Tsu Purple Power Interstellar

Kamadhenu Netcoms Corporation

Liberty Party of Lodhary

People's Tun for Equality

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.

11 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: Taskforce Athena Locks Down Segovan

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In a move likely to further inflame relations between the superpowers, a coalition of Empire-aligned Commanders has declared the Segovan system a no-fly zone. Ramsbottom Hub, the site of an ongoing Federation construction project, has been placed in security lockdown, and traders have been advised that services are currently unavailable.

Commander Kyrthak, a spokesman for Taskforce Athena, the coalition imposing the no-fly zone, made the following statement:

"The actions of the Future of Segovan represent an unbridled attempt to project force into the Pleiades and further exploit the region's Unknown Artefacts and meta-alloys. Taskforce Athena is actively combating Federal security services in order to halt construction of these new Federal outposts. If the Federation continues down this path, it will cost them dearly."

The Federation has placed heavy bounties on the offending Commanders.

Commander Corrigendum

11 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Federal Campaign Resumes

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Four days ago, the Federation launched a campaign to construct a new Federal outpost in the Segovan system. Federally aligned pilots were invited to contribute construction materials to the campaign, but the request proved controversial, with various sections of the galactic community asking why the Federation was expanding towards the Pleiades sector.

Not long after the campaign began, Imperial pilots began targeting traders delivering cargo to the Ramsbottom Hub starport. As the situation escalated, system authorities imposed a system-wide lockdown in an attempt to maintain order. Ramsbottom Hub was closed, and pilots wanting to deliver materials were left with no way of contributing to the campaign. Authorities insisted that the lockdown was intended to keep the system's inhabitants safe, but Federal pilots were understandably frustrated.

Recent reports from Segovan indicate that the Federation has now despatched a deputation to the system – including two Farragut-class Battlecruisers – and convinced system authorities to lift the lockdown. A Federal spokesperson said:

"The lockdown had a negative impact on our campaign, certainly, but the huge quantity of material delivered to Ramsbottom Hub prior to the lockdown means we are still confident we can meet our baseline targets."

"With the lockdown now removed, we would like to renew our plea to Federally aligned pilots to support this vitally important initiative."

11 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: Federal Expansion Brought to a Halt

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The Federal expansion campaign has been brought to a complete standstill.

Ramsbottom Hub in the Segovan system has entered a state of lockdown, and many independent Commanders who had loaded up on commodities are now unable to complete their deliveries.

The Federation has yet to make an official announcement, but reports have been flooding in from the galactic community on possible causes for the lockdown. Some pilots claim they were attacked by Imperial vessels, while others maintain it was pirates.

Almost 4,000 pilots have contributed over 3.5 million tonnes between them. Now those Commanders are stuck with nowhere to deliver the requested commodities, and are understandably frustrated.

The Federation is receiving the brunt of the backlash. Some are saying that Federal expansion on this scale was always going to receive opposition from the Empire, while others maintain that the Federation should have prepared for this eventuality by offering multiple ports of delivery and better security.

One Commander said: "I'm here to protect the barnacles – I don't care about Feds or Imps. This is a prime example of politics getting in the way of what's truly important. They need to get off their high horses and discuss how we can protect the barnacles."

Commander BluWolve

09 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Thakur Ltd

Maratians Co-op

People's Ququve Progressive Party

Allied Almudji Front

Hu Jini Patron's Principles

Hidar Federal Industries

Keiadir Company

Picoria Defence Party

Medusa Galactic Systems

Li Bestina Ltd

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:

Limapa Blue State Commodities

Koraik Dragons

United Teaka First

United Pendijin Focus

He Pola Empire Pact

Gebel Empire League

League of George Pantazis Defence Force

Social LFT 859 Green Party

Inhers Alliance

LHS 1380 Empire Assembly

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.

09 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Thakur Ltd

Maratians Co-op

People's Ququve Progressive Party

Allied Almudji Front

Hu Jini Patron's Principles

Hidar Federal Industries

Keiadir Company

Picoria Defence Party

Medusa Galactic Systems

Li Bestina Ltd

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:

Limapa Blue State Commodities

Koraik Dragons

United Teaka First

United Pendijin Focus

He Pola Empire Pact

Gebel Empire League

League of George Pantazis Defence Force

Social LFT 859 Green Party

Inhers Alliance

LHS 1380 Empire Assembly

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.

09 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: Federal Expansion Ignites Controversy

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The announcement of Federal plans to expand into the Pleiades Nebula, and the Federation's call for the support of independent pilots, has ignited a firestorm of controversy. Although there is support for the Federation's goals, many have expressed reservations.

One Commander, who wished to remain anonymous due to his rank in the Federal Naval Reserve, clarified his concerns:

"The Federation has a history of concealment when it comes to discoveries suggesting the existence of non-human entities."

"We don't know how long Federal scientists have been experimenting with the Unknown Artefacts and Unknown Probes, but we do know they came to public awareness when they fell out of Federation vessels. We don't know much about the barnacles, but we know the Federation has set up perimeters around them."

"I believe in the Federation," he continued, "but there is an element within it that wants to cover up important information about humanity's place in the galaxy. That information belongs to everyone. We must demand increased transparency and openness before allowing the Federation to assume greater influence."

Commander Corlas

09 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: Federal Expansion Ignites Controversy

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The announcement of Federal plans to expand into the Pleiades Nebula, and the Federation's call for the support of independent pilots, has ignited a firestorm of controversy. Although there is support for the Federation's goals, many have expressed reservations.

One Commander, who wished to remain anonymous due to his rank in the Federal Naval Reserve, clarified his concerns:

"The Federation has a history of concealment when it comes to discoveries suggesting the existence of non-human entities."

"We don't know how long Federal scientists have been experimenting with the Unknown Artefacts and Unknown Probes, but we do know they came to public awareness when they fell out of Federation vessels. We don't know much about the barnacles, but we know the Federation has set up perimeters around them."

"I believe in the Federation," he continued, "but there is an element within it that wants to cover up important information about humanity's place in the galaxy. That information belongs to everyone. We must demand increased transparency and openness before allowing the Federation to assume greater influence."

Commander Corlas

08 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Thraskias Silver Hand Gang

Dalagritu Exchange

G 87-16 Blue Crew

Justice Party of Djakah

Natural BD-07 4419 Regulatory State

Lalande 13942 Jet Dynamic Ind

Warigua Holdings

Tau-2 Gruis A Universal Inc

Maujinagoto Inc

Union of LP 399-165 Union

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Mob of Minerva

Pohnpet Industry

Limapa Blue State Commodities

Thakur Ltd

Gooheim General Holdings

Friends of Indrundjara

Sirius Free

Mafia of Sama

Labour of Ethgreze

Sobek Silver Netcoms PLC

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

08 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: Strategic Resource Denial

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General Alexander Lee, recently retired from United Teaka First, made a guest appearance on the independent talk show Affairs of State this weekend. General Lee responded to questions regarding Federal fleets stationed at barnacle sites.

"Strategic resource acquisition and denial is key in any conflict. It is accomplished by taking resource-rich territory by force, by destroying one's own resources when in retreat, and various other means. The presence of Federation warships at barnacle sites follows this strategic behaviour."

"It doesn't take a grand strategist to see what's happening. The Federation has secured a key strategic asset – the only resource known to counter damage inflicted by Unknown Artefacts. Even if the Federation doesn't intend to collect the meta-alloys, the Empire will be forced to respond by either securing alternative sites, or by contesting current Federation claims. In either case, Independent systems afflicted by UA malfunctions will continue to suffer."

Commander Corrigendum

08 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Federal Citizens Call for Halsey's Release

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A growing proportion of the Federation's population is clamouring for the release of former Federal president Jasmina Halsey, who is currently a patient at a secure psychiatric facility on Mars. Despite assertions from Halsey's personal staff that the former president entered the facility of her own volition, an increasingly large section of the galactic community apparently holds the view that she was hospitalised not for the good of her health, but in order to silence her.

One of those calling for Halsey's release said:

"It seems even former presidents aren't allowed to speak the truth. Jasmina Halsey is right – we should keep expanding, pushing out into space – but the Federal government isn't interested. And now they've had her imprisoned."

There has been increased discussion on newsfeeds over the past week concerning the former Federal president, and crowds of people have begun congregating outside the Clearwater Clinic, protesting her confinement.

08 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: Strategic Resource Denial

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General Alexander Lee, recently retired from United Teaka First, made a guest appearance on the independent talk show Affairs of State this weekend. General Lee responded to questions regarding Federal fleets stationed at barnacle sites.

"Strategic resource acquisition and denial is key in any conflict. It is accomplished by taking resource-rich territory by force, by destroying one's own resources when in retreat, and various other means. The presence of Federation warships at barnacle sites follows this strategic behaviour."

"It doesn't take a grand strategist to see what's happening. The Federation has secured a key strategic asset – the only resource known to counter damage inflicted by Unknown Artefacts. Even if the Federation doesn't intend to collect the meta-alloys, the Empire will be forced to respond by either securing alternative sites, or by contesting current Federation claims. In either case, Independent systems afflicted by UA malfunctions will continue to suffer."

Commander Corrigendum

07 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

LHS 2265 Liberals

LHS 1963 Commodities

Nationals of LP 510-10

United LHS 1101 for Equality

Revolutionary Party of LHS 1065

Crimson Energy Exchange

V749 Herculis Free

LP 387-31 allied

Niflheimri Labour

Uszaa Gold Travel Group

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

07 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: Border Coalition Backs SEPP

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In an emergency meeting at Iren's Dock on the 3rd of July 3302, the Border Coalition presented the Manite-Piscium-Pact to an assembly of interested parties. The outcome was a unanimous decision to back the Social Eleu Progressive Party in the Rise to Power campaign. The vote was swayed by a personal intervention from Duke Tiberius of Mikunn, who said:

"We believe in exploration, colonization and scientific discovery. These ideas are bigger than Mikunn or Manite, bigger than the Border Coalition, bigger even than the outer colonies. For this reason the Border Coalition will be backing the SEPP in its bid for power."

The Border Coalition evidently hopes that the faction that triumphs in the Rise to Power share its belief in the value of peaceful exploration, colonization and scientific discovery – a view shared by a significant number of other influential factions.

A diplomatic summit is scheduled for Wednesday the 13th of July 3302 to discuss which options would be considered in the event of a GalCop victory, including a full backing of the EG Pilots.

Valentina Tereshkova

07 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Fozard Dock, HIP 19934

Irens Dock, Manite

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Lobachevsky Outpost, Pic Tok

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Meanwhile, the following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Carter Port, Rhea

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Jaques Station, Gliese 1269

Robigo Mines, Robigo

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Lave Station, Lave

07 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: EG Pilots Victorious

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Last week saw the start of the Rise to Power competition, a three-week campaign to determine which of the galaxy's largest factions wields the greatest degree of power and influence. The winner of the competition will be in a position to compete with the galaxy's major power players.

The first Rise to Power event required pilots to gather Gilya signature weapons for their chosen faction and deliver it to Gohar Station in the Jaradharre system. The week-long event saw plenty of conflict, with pilots doing everything in their power to disrupt their rivals' operations.

The final tally indicates that the EG Pilots are the winner of the first Rise to Power heat, having received the largest quantity of Gilya signature weapons. But whether the EG Pilots will claim ultimate victory remains to be seen.

07 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Order Restored to Graill Redd

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The Graill Redd Liberals have announced that their campaign to clear the Graill Redd system of agitators has been a success. Hundreds of pilots responded to the appeal, taking to their ships to eliminate the communists operating in the system.

Authorities in the Graill Redd system have extended their gratitude to those who participated in the operation. Rewards for those who contributed to the initiative are now available for collection at J. G. Ballard Gateway.

07 JUL 3302 – Community Goal: Federal Expansion Campaign Begins

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The Future of Segovan, a Federal organisation based in the Segovan system, has announced plans to construct a number of new Federal Naval outposts, starting in Segovan and reaching out into the Pleiades sector.

The bases will serve as resupply points for Federal vessels, and will support ongoing Federal operations in the region.

A spokesperson for the Future of Segovan said:

"This is an ambitious initiative that will only succeed with the support of the galactic community. We are therefore calling on all Federation-aligned pilots to deliver insulating membrane, gallium and power generators to our base of operations at Ramsbottom Hub, so we can start work on the first outpost."

The initiative begins on the 7th of July 3302 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

07 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Jaques Station on the Mend

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Only a week after an independent mission was launched to bring aid to Jaques Station, personnel at the starport have reported that limited repairs have been completed. A member of the station's technical team confirmed that meta-alloys had been used to partially restore the starport's commodities market, and went on to say:

"We're hugely grateful to all the pilots who have so selflessly made the long trek to Eol Prou RS-T d3-94. But we feel bad about not being able to reimburse those who schlepped out here, so we're trying to secure funds for a proper campaign to repair the starport. More details will follow soon."

Meanwhile, reports have surfaced of an increasing number of independent pilots and civilian delegations departing for Eol Prou RS-T d3-94, indicating a strong impulse to establish permanent bases in the region.

07 JUL 3302 – Community Goal: The Rise to Power Continues

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The first stage of the Rise to Power campaign is over, and the second is about to begin.

This phase of the competition will focus on what has been euphemistically referred to as commodity reallocation, with pilots being asked to gather as many technical blueprints as they can for their chosen faction. The only condition is that the technical blueprints be obtained unlawfully...which is to say stolen. The group with the most technical blueprints at the end of the event will be declared the winner.

The Rise to Power competition will run for a total of three weeks, and the victor will go on to join the ranks of the galaxy's major power players.

The event begins on the 7th of July 3302 and will run for one week.

06 JUL 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

05 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Amarak Dominion

Katta Collective

V989 Cassiopeiae Progressive Party

Naiti Cartel

Swaza Gold Crew

Ethen Life Holdings

Flousop Silver Fortune Network

Karadjari Legal Solutions

CD-66 2585 Jet Travel PLC

Opala Power Commodities

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:

Lanciansene Advanced Interstellar

Kamadhenu Gold Drug Empire

Copityar Purple Posse

Independent Hsuanqueno Values Party

Potriti Public Partners

Anlave First

Casmatyas Industry

Sekhenses Defence Party

H Puppis Gold Cartel

Kausalya State Incorporated

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.

04 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Luyten 674-15 Industries

Independents of Lalande 18115

Kikians Purple Vision PLC

Future of LTT 700

LTT 14019 Public Group Alliance

Argen Crimson State Partners

Chick Ek Purple Raiders

LTT 3981 Purple Legal Limited

CD-70 19 Public Incorporated

Raiders of LHS 2370

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:

Progressive Party of LHS 142

63 G. Capricorni Independents

Manah Interstellar

Nobles of Fujin

Sun Chuen General Ltd

Bunuson Empire League

Constitution Party of Koshans

Tojo Industries

Sirius Corporation

HK Aquarii Industry

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.

04 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: Debate over Federal Intervention Continues

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As the debate rages over the presence of the Federal battle cruiser Thanatos at Merope 2 A, public opinion has reached a crescendo. Commanders throughout the galaxy are weighing in. Is the Federal presence warranted?

While some Commanders applaud the Federation for its efforts to conserve the barnacles, just as many condemn the action.

One pilot, who wishes to remain anonymous but who supports the Federation, said: "Whether or not you believe the barnacles are sentient, they're currently our only known source of meta-alloys. That in itself should warrant renewable harvesting techniques, rather than the vicious exploitation that has taken place so far."

Others are just as adamant that everyone should be allowed to access the barnacles, and that the Federation has no right to place restrictions on valuable resources.

Another Commander said: "Typical Feds, sticking their nose into something that has nothing to do with them."

Commander BluWolve

02 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Caspatsuria Empire Assembly

Glutia Citizens of Tradition

Social Ix Chita Partnership

Windri and Co

Xue Davokje Empire League

62 Ursae Majoris Silver Life Ltd

Wu Kich Solutions

Parnut Purple Power Corporation

LP 747-25 Creative Organisation

Rugai Interstellar

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:

HR 8170 Brotherhood

15 Pegasi Legal Limited

LP 715-52 Network

BD-08 535 Services

Jarildekald Public Industry

Chem Holdings

People's 73 Rho Cygni Democrats

LP 404-66 Life Industry

Values Party of LTT 10462

Huokang Silver Universal Ind

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.

02 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: The Reclamation of Facece

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After months of vicious fighting, the Imperial Naval Auxiliary has reinstated the Facece Empire Party as the controlling power of the Facece system.

Marquis Endincite, who coordinated the effort to reclaim the system, made the following statement to the Imperial Herald:

"The Empire Party has regained administration of Facece, and we beseech Imperial commanders everywhere to ensure its continued dominance in the system. Never again should the Empire allow its preeminent naval base to fall under the sway of disloyal elements."

The Allied Facece Order, which seized Facece late last year, retains control of multiple planetary and orbital stations. Fighting is likely to continue for months.

Chancellor Anders Blaine, the systems' administrator, has yet to make an official statement, but he is reportedly preparing to address the Empire, and to commend Marquis Endincite and the Imperial Naval Auxiliary for their service.

Commander Corrigendum

02 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Zachary Hudson Responds to Imperial Criticism

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Yesterday, the Empire joined the debate over the Federation's decision to deploy Farragut Battle Cruisers in the Merope system. In a statement, Senator Zemina Torval asserted that the use of Federal warships represented an attempt to claim possession of the non-human structures found in Merope commonly known as barnacles.

Responding to this criticism, Federal President Zachary Hudson has released a statement to the media:

"Our motives are entirely altruistic. The Federal presence in the Pleiades is motivated solely by a desire to protect the non-human structures located there."

"Since the barnacles were first discovered they have been ruthlessly exploited. Given the barnacles' value to xenobiologists, and taking into consideration the possibility that they may possess some form of sentience, this exploitation cannot be allowed to continue."

02 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: Give and Take

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Today marked Kumo Tribute Day, which sees representatives from systems under the control of Archon Delaine curry favour with the Pirate Lord by presenting him with lavish gifts.

Highlights included the presentation of several Imperial aristocrats, an assortment of rare narcotics and even a live barnacle. One system gifted a gold-plated Federal Corvette equipped with experimental weapons, much to the Pirate Lord's approval.

But several systems were unable to present anything of value, having fallen on difficult times. One unlucky official named Ferdinad Haim, representing the Lusonda system, arrived empty handed, pledging his system's undying loyalty as tribute. As silence descended, the Pirate Lord thanked Haim for his gift before ordering him to prove his loyalty by taking his own life.

As Haim's dead body was removed, one pirate joked: "There's always one who plays the loyalty card. Who do they think we are - the Empire?"

Commander Gan

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01 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Bielonti Allied Company

GD 215 Blue Pirates

Allied T'u Tu Focus

Andonnus Galactic Company

Nationalists of NLTT 51966

Mafia of 12 Persei

Tzu I Silver Travel Company

Tzu I Bureau

BD+15 176 Conservatives

Mildeptu Conservatives

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

People's Salleda Citizen Party

Calennero Shared

Hyperion Allied Incorporated

Chick Bara Empire Party

Zeta Aquilae Blue Transport Org

LHS 2813 Democrats

Kipgeninka Empire League

Chem Holdings

Values Party of LTT 10462

Luhman 16 Central and Co

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

01 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: The Jaques Rescue Mission

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Recent reports indicate that a coalition of independent pilots has coordinated a mission to deliver meta-alloys to Jaques Station. A spokesperson for the group issued the following statement:

"We need your help, Commanders! Everyone's favourite cyborg barman Jaques has been discovered by Commander CLY in the Eol Prou RS-T D3-94 system."

"Pilots are gathering in Maia for what will be the longest single-stop trade run in galactic history. Their mission is to deliver meta-alloys to Jaques Station and repair the damage done by the Unknown Artefacts."

"In the interest of speed and efficiency, many pilots are flying Asp Explorers. Outfitting options vary between eight and 16 tonnes of cargo, and large fuel scoops are common among the intrepid rescue party."

"The mission's first waypoint has been designated as synufai pi-i c26-8. Further systems along the route will be announced soon."

Commander Andy B

01 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Empire Criticises Federal Presence in Merope

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Over the past week there has been considerable debate over the presence of Federal battle cruisers in the Merope system. The ships have taken up position near the non-human structures commonly known as barnacles, prompting censure from various sections of the galactic community.

Following a recent statement from Admiral Maxton Price of the Federal Navy in which it was argued that the Federal presence in Merope was "entirely legitimate", Senator Zemina Torval has released a statement condemning what she claims is an attempt to lay claim to the barnacles and, by extension, the meta-alloys.

"Meta-alloys are the only material capable of countering the disruptive effects of the Unknown Artefacts, and are therefore of singular value."

"There is no doubt in my mind that the Federation's decision to deploy warships in Merope represents an attempt to claim possession of the barnacles and the meta-alloys they produce. This is unacceptable."

Senator Torval refused to be drawn on what action, if any, the Empire would take in response to the Federal blockade. But given the recent conflict between the Federation and the Empire in the Daramo system, it seems likely that this development heralds further erosion of the Empire-Federation relationship.

01 JUL 3302 – Freelance Report: Friendly Fire over Merope 2 A

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Despite assertions from Admiral Maxton Price that Federal ships in Merope would not initiate conflict, a recent incident report tells a different story.

Apparently, a clearly marked Asp Explorer science vessel was shot down, without provocation, by Federal vessels above Merope 2 A. Rescue teams from Obsidian Orbital, responding to a distress call, found the smoking wreckage of the ship a short distance from a barnacle site guarded by a Farragut Battle Cruiser and a squadron of combat ships. The pilot – a captain in the Federal Auxiliary Navy – was only slightly injured. They said:

"A lone Asp with retracted weapons is no threat to a battle group, and the navy can't shoot whomever they want without jurisdiction. If one of my boys ignored the rules of engagement like that, I'd throw the book at them. Admiral Price can expect a formal inquiry from the JAG as soon as the paperwork is done."

The Federation has not issued an official response.

01 JUL 3302 – Galactic News: Memorial to the Highliner Antares Unveiled

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The Sirius Corporation has unveiled a memorial to those who lost their lives aboard the Highliner Antares, which was destroyed in 3251 during its maiden voyage. Using debris retrieved from the ship, capricious talent Delvin Hoorgan has created a striking tribute to the souls lost on the ship's inaugural flight.

The memorial depicts a stylised version of the Highliner Antares, and has been constructed using light-bending meta-materials that allow light to pass through the interior of the ship as it rotates. As the sculpture moves, the intensity of the light increases, reaching a crescendo of brilliance before subsiding.

Delvin Hoorgan waived his usual commission to participate in the project. When he unveiled the memorial, he stated he was proud to have been involved in remembering the event.

30 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

LHS 2995 Values Party

Segais Liberals

LHS 6427 Industry

Njiri Imperial Party

Social LP 27-9 Green Party

Arebeghe Partners

Kweleutahe Corporation

Ye'kuape Federal PLC

Ross 104 Progressive Party

Movement for LHS 2429 Democrats

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

30 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Fozard Dock, HIP 19934

Irens Dock, Manite

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Lobachevsky Outpost, Pic Tok

Ising Dock, 109 Piscium

Saunders's Dive, Wolf 1301

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Meanwhile, the following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Carter Port, Rhea

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Jaques Station, Eol Prou RS-T d3-94

Robigo Mines, Robigo

Skvortsov Orbital, 63 G. Capricorni

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Lave Station, Lave

30 JUN 3302 – Community Goal: Defending Graill Redd

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Authorities in the Graill Redd system have reported a sharp increase in the number of criminals operating in the area. Apparently, organisations in neighbouring systems – the Citizen Party of G146-60 and the Workers Party of G 176-29 – are attempting to cultivate discord in the system in order to pave the way for the introduction of communism.

To counter this threat, the Graill Redd Liberals have placed a kill order on all wanted ships operating in the Graill Redd system, and have promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to J. G. Ballard Gateway.

The campaign begins on the 30th of June 3302 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

30 JUN 3302 – Community Goal: The Rise to Power Begins

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For much of the past month, the galactic community has been captivated by the Dangerous Games, a semi-official competition organised by some of the galaxy's largest factions to determine which wields the greatest degree of power and influence.

Three events have taken place so far, with pilots from across the galaxy fighting fervently to support their chosen group. With the 'Wildcard' stage of the competition over, it is time for the main event to begin.

Trinity Avon, a reporter for The Sovereign, explained how the Rise to Power will work:

"There are six factions taking part: the EG Pilots, the Alliance Elite Diplomatic Corps, the Border Coalition, GalCop, the Interstellar Communist Union and the Social Eleu Progressive Party. Over the next three weeks, there will be a series of campaigns in which each faction will try to rally as much support as possible. The faction that dominates its rivals will join the ranks of the galaxy's most powerful."

The first Rise to Power event requires pilots to gather Gilya signature weapons for their chosen faction and deliver them to Gohar Station in the Jaradharre system. The faction that accumulates the most Gilya signature weapons will be declared the winner of the first heat.

The event begins on the 30th of June 3302 and will run for one week.

30 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Jaques Speaks

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Following news that Jaques Station has been found in the Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 system, Jaques has broadcast a message to the media, having apparently restored communications at his starport:

"First, I'd like to thank all the pilots who came looking for me."

"As for what happened, well...I guess it was a little ambitious to try to jump all the way to Beagle Point. As soon as I entered witch-space, it was clear something was up with the drive engines. And the navigation system. And the power distributor."

"Pretty soon I realised I had a choice – push on to Beagle Point and arrive as a cloud of shrapnel, or drop into the nearest safe system. I made the only choice I could – to push on. Then I came to my senses and decided to drop into Eol Prou RS-T d3-94."

Jaques was asked if he would be making another attempt to reach Beagle Point.

"I don't think Jaques Station will be jumping again anytime soon. The old girl wasn't really built for long-distance travel, and the last leap put a lot of strain on the superstructure. I think I'm going to be in Eol Prou whatever-it's-called for the foreseeable future. Still, the view here is lovely, so it could be worse."

In related news, various members of the galactic community have begun collecting meta-alloys to repair Jaques Station, and will soon depart for Eol Prou RS-T d3-94.

29 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Jaques Station Found!

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Two weeks ago it was reported that Jaques Station, the legendary travelling starport, had survived its attempt to jump from Gliese 1269 to Beagle Point.

Unfortunately, however, the starport's location could not be verified due to problems with its communication systems. Fragmentary messages, picked up by a number of outposts, gave hints as to what had befallen the station, but the incomplete nature of the messages left recipients with no clear idea of where it might be.

But a recent report indicates that, despite all odds, the starport has been found. An independent pilot by the name of Commander Cly happened upon the station while exploring the Eol Prou AA-A H89 Nebula. The pilot has confirmed that Jaques is in the Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 system. Commander Cly also reported that the starport is still suffering from technical issues, presumably due to Unknown-Artefact related interference.

It is hoped that Jaques will make a statement soon.

29 JUN 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

28 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

HIP 43358 Central Corp

Shona Nationalists

Birpinovit Dynasty

Crimson General PLC

Ross 986 Progressive Party

Freedom Party of Ba Pin

People's V775 Herculi Revolutionary Party

Kremainn Blue Brotherhood

Brotherhood of Daiburi

Calarum Co-op

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:

Revolutionary Zeta Aquilae Republic Party

Thrigpa Solutions

Ladabalbasa Silver Creative and Co

LHS 224 Blue Crew

Wolf 363 Blue Partnership

Nurundere Gold Mob

LFT 168 Electronics Limited

Sawahinn Nationalists

Aristocrats of Polochans

League of Harm First

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.

27 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Federal Congress

Progressive Party of Abukunin

Natural LP 811-17 Conservatives

HIP 117865 Flag

Freedom Party of Walka

Hu Jona Natural Systems

Liberty Party of Han Xiang

Jera Social Democrats

HIP 116460 Patrons of Law

LTT 700 Front

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:

Lalande 18115 Natural Network

51 Aquilae Gold Creative Systems

Coringha Galactic Industry

Coastakal Co-op

Brani Federal Holdings

Gang of LHS 512

Epsilon Indi Party

Dominion of Sowiio

Jet Bridge Inc

Haritana Dynamic Group

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.

27 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Federal Forces Triumphant

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Following three days of conflict, the Independents of Daramo have confirmed that the Federation has successfully resisted the Imperial offensive in the Daramo system. In the wake of the victory, Admiral Yorke of the Federal Navy extended his gratitude to the many pilots who supported the Federation, and added:

"Hopefully this episode will remind our enemies that they cannot simply take whatever they want. It was not so long ago that the Empire was nothing more than a gaggle of clueless colonists on Achenar 6d, while the Federation controlled over a thousand systems. The Empire should remember where it came from."

Territorial disputes between the Federation and the Empire are not uncommon, but the strength of Admiral Yorke's words, and in particular the use of "enemies", will no doubt trigger considerable debate on the current state Federation-Empire relationship.

27 JUN 3302 – Freelance Report: Canonn at Full Tilt

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Following a recent statement from Admiral Maxton Price of the Federal Navy concerning Farragut Battle Cruisers in the Merope system, Dr Arcanonn of the Canonn Interstellar Research Group has responded:

"Admiral Price's authoritative assurance is most welcome. Canonneers and other researchers can hereafter refer to his words as we learn more about the barnacles, and why the Unknown Artefacts point towards Merope."

Dr Arcanonn also confirmed that barnacle sites had been located in the Witch Head Nebula, while Canonn vessels continue to search for barnacles in other nebulae.

Concluding his statement, Dr Arcanonn commented on the elusive Unknown Probes – believed to be related to Unknown Artefacts.

"We are now examining an Unknown Probe secured by my esteemed colleague Professor Monkey D Luffy. Early research indicates that it orients itself towards Merope 5 C, a site of barnacle proliferation. Obviously, Merope remains under intense scrutiny."

Commander Nicholas Powell

25 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Gliese 58 Inc

Varangian Syndicate

Chontaiko Purple Central Prtnrs

Values Party of 16 Persei

LTT 1798 Incorporated

Parana United Commodities

Dedalo Corp. Interstellar

Independent Kongi League

League of Byeri First

Krivisci Partners

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:

EG Union

Magn Allied Interstellar

Social Shotep Worker's Party

Narasimha Silver Raiders

Bureau of Ross 209

Green Party of Pataheimr

United 6 Andromedae Democrats

People's Blati Coalition

Pixel Bandits Security Force

Liberals of Wolf 871

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.

25 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Federation Issues Rebuttal

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Admiral Maxton Price of the Federal Navy has rejected claims that Farragut Battle Cruisers stationed in Merope have made unprovoked attacks on independent pilots operating in the area. In a statement, Admiral Price argued that the allegations were baseless, and that the Federation had not initiated any conflict:

"It is true that Federal vessels have exchanged fire with independent pilots, but these exchanges were not instigated by the Federation, and any claims to the contrary are false."

Admiral Price was asked to respond to calls from Dr Arcanonn of the Canonn Interstellar Research Group for a public enquiry into the Federal presence in Merope. He responded:

"The presence of Federal ships in Merope is entirely legitimate. If our ships are fired upon, they will respond in kind, but I can assure you that the Federation does not have a military agenda in Merope."

24 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Aditi Jet Mafia

Diaguandri Interstellar

LHS 246 Federal Holdings

LTT 9846 Limited

Sudii Commodities

LHS 449 Central Interstellar

Fan Cechehe Worker's Party

Mafia of Chacobog

Cartel of Diaguandri

AG+21 1754 Travel PLC

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Alliance of Rusasaei

BD+47 2112 Holdings

CE Bootis Purple Dragons

Alrai Company

Gliese 58 Inc

Confederacy of Furbaide

Baxbakaeris Interstellar

Abazi Blue Clan

Dhrutin Purple Cartel

Varangian Syndicate

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

23 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Lushertha Silver General Ind

Meropis Empire Pact

Justice Party of CD-60 31

Kacomam Empire Group

Valteki Alliance

Er Longs Electronics Inc

New Kachiri Progressive Party

Gommat Defence Party

Bhare Empire Pact

Bullpop PLC

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

23 JUN 3302 – Community Goal: The Battle of Daramo

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The Daramo system is currently under Federal control, but recent reports indicate that both Imperial and independent forces – the latter under the rule of Pirate King Archon Delaine – are attempting to wrest power from the Federation.

The Federation is evidently not about to capitulate. In a statement, Admiral Yorke of the Federal Navy said:

"The Daramo system is of considerable strategic value to the Federation, and we will not surrender it without a fight. We have issued an emergency call to all Federation-aligned pilots – you are needed in Daramo!"

The Empire, predictably, has responded in kind. Captain Danvers of the Imperial Navy said:

"In the interest of the wellbeing of the citizens of Daramo, it is imperative that Imperial law be instated as soon as possible. If the Federation is allowed to retain control of the system, the people of Daramo will be sure to suffer."

The Independents of Daramo have stepped in to coordinate operations on behalf of the Federation, while the Vaka Citizens of Tradition have been authorised to oversee the Imperial campaign. Both factions have set out week-long operations to take control of the system, which will begin on the 23rd of June 3302.

23 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Utopian Campaign Concludes

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A spokesperson for the technologically progressive enclave Utopia confirmed that its appeal for exploration data has reached a successful conclusion. In a statement, the spokesperson confirmed that the campaign received the enthusiastic support of the galactic community, resulting in large quantities of fresh exploration data.

Simguru Pranav Antal, leader of Utopia and architect of the initiative, released a brief statement to the media:

"My thanks go to those who took the time to support this campaign. The data you have provided will now be analysed, and with luck it will tell us more about what happens to the many spacefarers who disappear every day, every week, every year. How many are abducted? How many run out of fuel, far from home? And how many simply disappear without explanation? Your data will help us answer these questions."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Terry Port in the Garoku system.

23 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: EG Pilots win Wildcard Competition

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The third and final heat of the Dangerous Games Wildcard competition is over.

For this stage of the competition, pilots were asked to fill their cargo holds with conductive fabrics and deliver them to Tartarus Point for their chosen faction. Hundreds of pilots participated in the event, eager to help their faction secure a place in the Dangerous Games. But ultimately it was the EG Pilots that accumulated the most conductive fabrics and once again claimed victory.

With the competition over, the results of each heat have been reviewed to determine which faction received the most support over the course of the campaign. The final result indicates that the winner of the Dangerous Games Wildcard competition is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the EG Pilots.

The EG Pilots will now enter the Dangerous Games, competing with the Alliance Elite Diplomatic Corps, the Border Coalition, GalCop, the Interstellar Communist Union and the Social Eleu Progressive Party for the right to join the ranks of the galaxy's most powerful.

Trinity Avon, a reporter for The Sovereign, commented on what has proved to be a dramatic competition:

"Each faction has enjoyed its share of success, but ultimately there could be only one winner. The EG Pilots have proved they can attract considerable support, but does that mean they can go toe to toe with the likes of the Alliance Elite Diplomatic Corps and the Social Eleu Progressive Party? Only time will tell."

The Dangerous Games will begin on the 30th of June.

22 JUN 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

21 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Hirapa Empire League

LHS 2764a Blue Vision Int

Nang Ta-khian Jet Pirates

New LPM 746 Labour

Anali Ltd

Vaccae Silver Major Organisation

Defence Party of Garitio

Unionists of Shenggan

New HIP 14760 Liberals Independent

Pan Transport and 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:

Caspatsuria Imperial Society

Santupik Electronics Commodities

Orom Djugua Comms Services

Sha Gigas Citizen Party

Kaukamine Vision Industry

Gun as one

Flousop Silver Fortune Network

LFT 37 Blue Natural Corp.

Natural Toolfa Nationalists

Mafia of Jen Elabog

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.

20 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Official Darkates Freedom Party

Adeo Vision Industries

Condovichs Purple Partnership

Kappa Fornacis Industry

Kitche Citizens' Forum

Official Clayakarma Defence Force

Jeterait Bridge Interstellar

Jera Nationalists

Social Megrez Labour

Kakas Flag

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:

Procyon Incorporated

Bunuson Crimson Natural Inc

Clota Nationalists

Anototo Gold Family

HIP 99551 Jet Central Inc

Mannodava Holdings

38 Lyncis Drug Empire

Abukunin Corporation

78 Ursae Majoris Blue Boys

Reynhardt IntelliSys

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.

18 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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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:

Black Omega

Raven's Scouts

Nidarijedi Empire Party

Arakapajo Empire Party

Barons of Rianik

Hrana General Holdings

Independent Cerni Free

Er Tche Confederation

Nahundi Galactic and Co

Brazilian League of Pilots

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:

HR 8170 Brotherhood

Apathaam Patron's Principles

64 Arietis Crimson Partnership

Wolf 324 Exchange

Reign Of Annihilation

Iota Hydri Empire Pact

New Wikatabar Green Party

Order of Airsetanoa

Tetekhe Inc

Noblemen of Wadjarata

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.

18 JUN 3302 – Freelance Report: Project Endurance

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On the 10th of February 3301, two Faulcon DeLacy Cobras launched from Allen Platform in the Dijkstra system. Piloted by Commander Dr Simms and Commander Sid Solo, the ships were fitted for an endurance attempt unlike any other. Now, more than 16 months later and having circumnavigated the galactic core, the pair is about to return to inhabited space.

There have been many changes since they left: software updates have allowed them to go from making short hops of 100 light years to plotting routes of 1,000 light years at a time, improved communications and wing dynamics have facilitated the sharing of exploration data in a manner unprecedented before their departure, and planetary landings have now been authorised. Indeed, neither ship is fitted for SRV activity.

What are their feelings as they approach the human sphere? "I'm not sure," said Dr Simms, "I'm worried about docking at a space station again. It's been so long since I saw anything other than stars and distant worlds, I'm not sure I remember how to land."

Commander Sid Funkleton

18 JUN 3302 – Freelance Report: Formidine Rifters Seek Help

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The Formidine Rifters are an unlikely collective of explorers from various backgrounds, systems and factional allegiances who have put aside their political differences to work together toward a common goal. For several months, they have been working together to map the region between the two farthest galactic arms just past the Heart and Soul Nebula.

Commander Finn McMillan of the Earth Expeditionary Fleet, one of the many Rifters devoted to this project, addressed the galactic exploration community today:

"We would like to invite all explorers dedicated to expanding human knowledge to join us in the Formidine Rift. We have reason to believe that there is something beyond the galactic arm that may change humanity's view of the cosmos, but we simply need more eyes, ears and minds to help us unravel this mystery."

Jaiotu

18 JUN 3302 – Freelance Report: Escalation in Merope?

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Following reports of unprovoked assaults on Canonn vessels from Farragut Battle Cruisers in the Merope system, Dr Arcanonn of the Canonn Interstellar Research Group has released the following statement:

"This is a regrettable misstep, and I invite the Federation to explain how these battle cruisers can represent anything other than militarised resource denial. The presence of gun emplacements by as-yet unknown parties was already a cause for concern, and this worrying development smacks of gunboat diplomacy."

At least eight Farragut Battle Cruisers are understood to have been sighted in Merope, all identified as Federal.

Dr Arcanonn continued:

"I am morally compelled to insist on a public inquiry examining the deployment of warships to a system that plays home to an insufficiently understood phenomenon."

Commander Nicholas Powell

17 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

People's Galibi Revolutionary Party

Galibi PLC

Kambila General Industry

Lu Pah Purple Boys

Lu Pah Prison Colony

Official Elska Movement

Natural Mannboo Flag

Svalinn Silver Rats

Polecteri Fortune Company

Juma Commodities

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Arare Public Services

Tupa Crimson Ring

Belianses Silver Partnership

Raven's Scouts

Nidarijedi Empire Party

Barons of Rianik

Crimson Comms Commodities

Noblemen of Wadjarata

United Ross 310 Progressive Party

Clan of Bumbur

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

17 JUN 3302 – Freelance Report: Searching for Jaques

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It is almost a month since Jaques departed from Gliese 1269 for Beagle Point in his specially modified Orbis Starport. Pilots from the Distant Worlds Expedition and the FGE exploration wings had been eagerly awaiting Jaques's arrival.

Jaques' travel time was originally predicted to be about one week, but this time passed with no sign of the space station. Many pilots remained hopeful that Jaques would arrive in time for the end of the Distant Worlds Expedition on the 5th of June, but the closing ceremony was conducted without him.

With the expedition over, anxiety started to take hold of the remaining pilots, as many had been depending on Jaques' arrival to replenish supplies and make essential repairs for their onward journeys.

Fearing that the starport might have suffered an accident, searches of planets in the Beagle Point region were organised, led by Commander 'Erimus' Kamzel. On the 12th of June almost twenty pilots conducted an intensive search around the base camp on Darwin's Legacy, covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres, but no sign of the spaceport was found.

The search took place in almost total darkness, at low altitude. Several ships and SRVs suffered damage, and one pilot ran out of fuel, necessitating rescue by the Fuel Rats. With hope all but lost and the risks to pilots becoming ever greater, the search was reluctantly called off.

Commander Mad Billy

17 JUN 3302 – Freelance Report: The Crab Nebula Expedition

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A fleet of over 4,000 survey and support vessels has departed from Mitterand Hollow in Epsilon Indi. The Crab Nebula Expedition is the largest coordinated flight of explorers since the Distant Worlds Expedition. It has attracted a wide range of pilots, from veterans to beginners taking their first trip outside the bubble.

The goal of the Expedition is a detailed planetary and mineral survey of tens of thousands of systems outwards of Sol, focusing on the regions around many well-known nebulae. The expedition is expected to reach the Crab Nebula on the 5th of July 3302, with the survey completed and the data returned in early August.

Felicity Farseer and Elvira Martuuk have personally refitted many of the exploration vessels. With both engineers claiming that their designs provide the best performance, this will be a major test for both.

Commander Ian Doncaster

New Africa Gazette

16 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Nijuna Company

Official Omagatae Defence Party

Hyperion Allied Incorporated

Tsohoda Patron's Principles

Sopdu Legal Commodities

Tun Netcoms Services

Irukama Patrons of Law

Kuanes Resistance

Melici Progressive Party

Nahuaru Crimson Bridge Int

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

16 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Engineers Reduce Requirements

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The 'Rewired' news feed is known for its prodigious output, sometimes releasing hundreds of stories a day. But balancing such productivity with thorough fact checking is a tall order, and the feed's critics sometimes claim that at least half its output consists of redactions, corrections and apologies.

But despite these jibes, only the most obdurate critic would deny that Rewired has broken major stories in the past, its guerrilla style approach allowing it to react faster than some of its larger, more established rivals.

The channel's latest report will interest many of the galaxy's independent pilots:

"Word is that Broo Tarquin will now work with pilots who can bring him 50 units of Fugin Tea, instead of the 100 he used to ask for. And Didi Vatermann's only asking for 50 units of Lavian Brandy, which is a damn sight less than the 200 she previously insisted on. Seems it just got a whole lot easier to spec your ship."

16 JUN 3302 – Community Goal: Pranav Antal Requests Exploration Data

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Every year, thousands of people disappear into the vastness of space. Some simply venture out too far and lose their way. Others are abducted by pirates and sold into slavery, their identities irrevocably erased. Others still may suffer more mysterious fates.

For many, these disappearances are a fact of life – an inescapable consequence of living among the stars. But Pranav Antal, leader of the technologically progressive enclave Utopia, is unwilling to simply accept such losses. The simguru, as he is known, has launched a campaign to gather exploration data with the aim of discovering why so many of those who traverse the depths of space vanish.

"The purpose of this campaign is to acquire concrete information about these disappearances so we can do more to prevent them. But I must stress that even if we are able to locate missing individuals, it is likely that they will be too far from our base of operations to make rescue possible. This is an intelligence-gathering operation only."

Utopian representatives have promised to reward pilots who deliver exploration data to Terry Port in the Garoku system. The campaign begins on the 16th of June 3302 and will run for one week.

16 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Narcotics Appeal comes to an End

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A spokesperson for the Crom Silver Boys, a notorious crime syndicate, has released a statement confirming that its appeal for narcotics was eagerly received by the galactic community.

Given the illicit nature of the operation, the exact number of participants is not known. But reports from the Herthe system indicate that hundreds of pilots contributed to the campaign, delivering controlled substances for the criminals' drug-production scheme.

With the criminals' targets met, production of crom silver fesh is scheduled to begin immediately. The new narcotic will follow the closely guarded recipe for wolf fesh, the psychoactive drug formerly produced in the Wolf 1301 system. The Crom Silver Boys have promised to release the new commodity to the market at Chorel Survey as soon as possible.

Jimmy 'Ice Pick' Falcone, spokesperson for the Crom Silver Boys, released a brief and slightly perplexing statement:

"Crom silver fesh will soon be available to pilots who have proved we can trust them."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Walheim Enterprise in the Herthe system.

16 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: EG Pilots Triumph in Second Wildcard Event

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The second heat of the Dangerous Games Wildcard competition is over. For this event, pilots were asked to deploy their hardpoints and gather bounties for their chosen faction in the Bjorti system. The group that accumulated the most bounty vouchers during the week-long event would be declared the winner.

The final tally indicates that victory goes once again to the EG Pilots, which received the largest amount of bounty vouchers. Whether or not the EG Pilots will win the Wildcard competition remains to be seen, as it will not be clear which faction has received the most support until the end of the campaign.

The Dangerous Games Wildcard competition will run for a total of three weeks, and the victor will go on to vie for the right to be recognised as an official power.

16 JUN 3302 – Community Goal: Final Stage of Wildcard Competition

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With the second stage of the Dangerous Games Wildcard competition complete, the third and final stage can now begin.

This phase of the competition will focus on trade, with pilots being asked to gather as many conductive fabrics as possible for their chosen faction. The group with the most conductive fabrics at the end of the week-long event will be declared the winner.

At the close of the Wildcard competition, the faction that has garnered the most support over the course of the campaign will enter the Dangerous Games and compete for the right to be recognised as an official power.

With the end of the competition looming, each faction is eager to secure as much support as possible, and is doing all it can to attract pilots to its cause.

The event begins on the 16th of June 3302 and will run for one week.

15 JUN 3302 – Powerplay: Incoming Update

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At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

14 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

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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:

Revolutionary Wolf 865 Revolutionary Party

Tamba League

Ross 318 Energy Co

Purple Vision Services

Volungu Public Company

Onyayp Collective

Social Lalande 2682 Alliance

Ross 41 Confederacy

Lalande 28607 Syndicate

Neritus Law Party

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:

Avalon Organisation

Pomeche Electronics Corporation

Alliance of BD+47 2112

Ekuru Silver Allied Industry

Amphisatsu Creative Commodities

Eotienses Silver Universal PLC

Wogama Dynamic Co

Allied T'u Tu Focus

Movement for Uzumeru Partnership

Yawa Commodities

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.

13 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

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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:

Luyten's Star Co

Workers of Tau-1 Gruis Democrats

League of HIP 3142

Labour of LHS 3531

Dilga Vision Group

LHS 3749 Group

Bactrib Patrons of Law

Futhorc Patron's Principles

Naunei Limited Independent

LP 320-359 League

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:

Sowiio Emperor's Grace

Cubeo Silver Advanced Industries

CD-66 2585 Purple Cartel

HIP 50661 Corporation

Jet Energy Industries

Piorimudjar Gold Boys

Integrated Gundiae

Sanda Confederacy

People's Party of LTT 1345

Kausalya Boys

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.

13 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Where is Jaques Station?

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Jaques Station hit the headlines two weeks ago when it was reported that the galaxy's most famous travelling starport had disappeared. Jaques, the starport's owner and operator, had announced plans to jump from Gliese 1269 to Beagle Point. But when contact with the starport was lost, many feared the ambitious enterprise had resulted in disaster.

Fortunately it seems the starport is still intact, even if its whereabouts remain unknown. Several outposts throughout inhabited space have reported receiving messages over the past 24 hours, suggesting that the cyborg and his travelling starport survived the attempted journey to Beagle Point.

Unfortunately, however, the messages are extremely fragmentary, giving no clear indication of where the starport might be. One of the more complete messages reads as follows:

"...witch-space...drive engines...station infrastructure intact but...we are..."

We will continue to bring you up-to-the-minute reports on this issue.

10 JUN 3302 – Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Aditi Jet Mafia

Geawete Gold Creative Comms

United Geawete Free

People's Huano Future

Huano Empire League

ADS 16553 Silver Pirates

CD-52 187 Empire Consulate

Society of Sosolingati

Maiducane Commodities

United GR 316 Alliance

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Future of Te Uira

Zhao Jet Transport Company

Elite Rebel Force

Ahaut Front

Wolf 485a Fortune Co

Lencali Limited Federation

LHS 3343 Crimson Power PLC

SSL Interstellar PLC

Twilight of the Gods Yarrite Corp.

Olorun Republic Party

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.