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Title: ED: Imperial Marriage Postponed
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 January 2015, 13:02:48
Imperial Marriage Postponed

Imperial Marriage Postponed
In a follow up to yesterday’s announcement, the marriage of Emperor Hengist to his childhood sweetheart, Florence Lavigny, has now been postponed indefinitely. The news marks the first time in over five hundred years that an Imperial wedding has had to have been delayed for any reason.
As well as costing the Imperial Treasury a small fortune, the delay comes as a serious blow to Arissa Lavingly’s claim to the throne. Experienced commentators have noted that whilst Arissa currently enjoys the support of Chancellor Blaine, a well respected and staunch supporter of traditional Imperial values, he has previously stated that the next Emperor should follow the Duval line.
Source: Imperial Marriage Postponed (http://)


Title: ED: Rumours of Imperial Wedding Delay Confirmed
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 January 2015, 13:02:48
Rumours of Imperial Wedding Delay Confirmed

Rumours of Imperial Wedding Delay Confirmed
After days of widely circulating rumours that ships belonging to major dignitaries had not yet departed for tomorrow’s wedding, the palace this morning confirmed that there will be a delay to the start of festivities. Chancellor Anders Blaine made an announcement on the steps of the Imperial Palace saying -
“It is with deep regret I have to announce that his Grace, the Emperor Hengist Duval, remains too unwell to participate in the wedding ceremony tomorrow. As such, it is with great sadness that I must declare a temporary postponement of the intended revelries. Hopefully this will be a delay of just a few days. I will make announcements each day once we know more.”
The Chancellor refused to take questions, and returned inside the palace moments after his announcement.
Although there is anger amongst some lesser dignitaries that they weren’t told in advance, the markets did not notably change in reaction to this news, suggesting that the true state of the Emperor’s health has come as no surprise to those in power.
Source: Rumours of Imperial Wedding Delay Confirmed (http://)


Title: ED: Embattled Federal President Asks Us to ‘Hold Firm’
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 January 2015, 13:02:48
Embattled Federal President Asks Us to ‘Hold Firm’

Embattled Federal President Asks Us to ‘Hold Firm’
In a Presidential address last night, President Jasmina Halsey gave a length speech outlining the various successes she claims her government has made over the course of their current term. However, when pressed to answer questions regarding the recent wave of systems scrambling to leave the Federal fold, President Halsey simply said -
“We are facing troubled times. While it is easy for some to declare that the military are the solution, we must look further ahead. Our society fails those who need our help the most and it is by lifting those at the bottom that we will restore Federal society to what it should be.”
Political pundits were quick to point out that her speech contained very little substance, with many complaining that the President had failed to address any of the actual threats that face the Federation today. Some have even gone so far as to suggest that her mishandling of the current socioeconomic climate has left the Federation weaker than it has ever been before, pointing to the recent slide of Banki and BD+03 2338 into states of lawless anarchy as prime examples of the President’s continued failures.
Source: Embattled Federal President Asks Us to ‘Hold Firm’ (http://)


Title: ED: Aisling Duval Reaffirms her Objection to Emperor’s Marriage
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 January 2015, 13:02:48
Aisling Duval Reaffirms her Objection to Emperor’s Marriage

Aisling Duval Reaffirms her Objection to Emperor’s Marriage
Aisling Duval, once thought to be second in line to the throne, has objected to the finding of the Marriage Council that her objection had no merit. She has said on a leaked private chat -
“The rotten marriage council is made up of my grandfather’s cronies. How can they block my objection now it is clear he is in a coma? Marriage is about love!”
The ruling of the Marriage Council was apparently made before the announcement of the coma, and under Imperial rules, an objection cannot be lodged more than once by the same person.
Source: Aisling Duval Reaffirms her Objection to Emperor’s Marriage (http://)


Title: ED: Dulos System Sees Massive Swing for Independence
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 January 2015, 13:02:48
Dulos System Sees Massive Swing for Independence

Dulos System Sees Massive Swing for Independence
Commentators from the Dulos system are reporting a massive swing in the popularity of the Dulos Defence Party who recently announced that they would seek to withdraw the system from the Federation. A spokesman for the party said -
“Following on from our success with the economy for the markets under our control this additional boost just reinforces that our vision for the future of our system is the correct one.”
An official statement from President  Halsey’s office has not been forthcoming and this news can only increase the political turmoil her presidency has become embroiled in.
Source: Dulos System Sees Massive Swing for Independence (http://)


Title: ED: Federal President Declares Plant an Illegal Narcotic
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 February 2015, 10:45:11
Federal President Declares Plant an Illegal Narcotic

Federal President Declares Plant an Illegal Narcotic The Federal President Jasmina Halsey, has declared the newly discovered rare narcotic ‘Onionhead’ illegal throughout Federal space. Onionhead is the fruit of an alien plant, only grown on Panem in the independent Kappa Fornacis system. Halsey has said she is concerned by the effect it is having on Federal youth in that part of the Galaxy. "We must be strong and protect our youth from vile substances that are rotting their minds. This is why I have taken this difficult step."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal President Declares Plant an Illegal Narcotic (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-president-declares-plant-an-illegal-narcotic.57/)


Title: ED: Slave Rebellion in Sorbago
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 February 2015, 10:45:11
Slave Rebellion in Sorbago

Slave Rebellion in Sorbago Rumours of the slave rebellion in the Sorbago system have been confirmed. In a speech to business leaders, pro-slavery Senator Zemina Torval denied sending two of her personal Majestic Class Interdictors, the Boudica and the Elizabeth, to put down the revolt, but said "They have gone to Sorbago to help the local mining corporation keep the peace and to keep out the external forces that are trying to create a conflict". Reports suggested the slaves are not being treated according to Imperial Law. Torval has announced generous payments to those that help her, and has criticised the barbaric treatment of unregulated slaves outside the Empire in the past. "I will personally sponsor any unregulated slaves brought to Synteini, Shinigami, Quile, LTT 9810, Tau-2 Gruis A, Naunei, and Tepertsi to be given full Imperial Rights and treated as Imperial Slaves."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Slave Rebellion in Sorbago (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/slave-rebellion-in-sorbago.56/)


Title: ED: Patreus Helping Oppressed Rebels in Jera
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 February 2015, 10:45:11
Patreus Helping Oppressed Rebels in Jera

Patreus Helping Oppressed Rebels in Jera In a move that is sure to worry some independent governments, Senator Denton Patreus has announced his forces have been sent to aid the long-suffering rebels in the Jera system. He answered questions on the steps of the Imperial Opera House on Conversion in the Achenar system. "The left-leaning government in Jera has long been oppressing hard-working minorities. This is the fundamental problem with democracy - the bullying of the aspirational minority by the indolent majority. That bullying has to stop."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Patreus Helping Oppressed Rebels in Jera (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/patreus-helping-oppressed-rebels-in-jera.52/)


Title: ED: Farmer’s Leader Accuses President of Victimisation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 February 2015, 15:45:10
Farmer’s Leader Accuses President of Victimisation

Farmer’s Leader Accuses President of Victimisation Georgio Algeria, the spokesman for the Farmer’s Union in the Kappa Fornacis system has spoken out at the Federal President’s declaration that Onionhead, the main export from the Kappa Fornacis system, be illegal. At a press conference on Panem he said “Onionhead is great, cool. Loved across the galaxy. We make it, you eat it. Don’t eat it if you don’t want it. Call yourself President! We will keep making it and you will keep eating it. It’s what we do. It’s all we do.” Algeria would not be drawn on it in public, but it is clear the President's controversial actions have spread publicity for Onionhead far and wide and demand is higher than ever on the black market.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Farmer’s Leader Accuses President of Victimisation (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/farmers-leader-accuses-president-of-victimisation.55/)


Title: ED: Celebrity Daughter of Heir Declares Slavery Dishonourable
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 February 2015, 15:45:10
Celebrity Daughter of Heir Declares Slavery Dishonourable

Celebrity Daughter of Heir Declares Slavery Dishonourable Aisling Duval, arguably second in line for the throne if her parents were married, spoke out against slavery on the chat show "Celebrity Pets", particularly the rebellion in Sorbago. “We should accept that in this 34th century, this is a barbaric practice for people of honour. We should free the slaves in Sorbago. And for that matter Ngun, Eta Horologii, Kuyu, and Cemiess right away. This will happen anyway when my father becomes Emperor." There has been some discussion among commentators that Aisling now appears to be speaking for her father. Senator Torval said in an off-the-cuff remark while leaving an awards ceremony "Well I suppose her soak of a father can't speak for himself any more. At least she could read the names of a few systems she had been given on a note. It would have been better if she could have been told how to pronounce them!"



Source: Galnet News
Source: Celebrity Daughter of Heir Declares Slavery Dishonourable (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/celebrity-daughter-of-heir-declares-slavery-dishonourable.51/)


Title: ED: Patreus Declares Zero Taxation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 February 2015, 15:45:10
Patreus Declares Zero Taxation

Patreus Declares Zero Taxation In a popular move, Senator Denton Patreus has announced the already low tax regime for all Imperial Citizens under his patronage will be lowered to zero. Before boarding his private yacht he said to reporters present - "It is the duty of the successful to provide well for their loyal supporters. Our many successes abroad have brought us vast wealth. I take pride that those under my patronage get the best medical care, the best assistance if they fall on hard times, and because of their support in the past, the lowest taxes." Patreus is said to earn vast sums in interest payments on the many loans he has made to foreign governments to buy Imperial weaponry, which he also supplies.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Patreus Declares Zero Taxation (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/patreus-declares-zero-taxation.50/)


Title: ED: Admiral Vincent Declares a Blockade of Kappa Fornacis
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 February 2015, 20:45:22
Admiral Vincent Declares a Blockade of Kappa Fornacis

Admiral Vincent Declares a Blockade of Kappa Fornacis Federal Admiral Vincent has declared a blockade of the Kappa Fornacis system to prevent the spread of the narcotic onionhead. Speaking after a meeting at the Admiralty in Quenisset on Mars he answered questions from waiting journalists. “The local government is failing to prevent the spread of this vile narcotic through the galaxy, so we must do so on behalf of the Federation. Any ship carrying this narcotic will be destroyed by our forces”. The Farmer’s leader, Georgio Algeria has put out a plea for help - “Please help us. This is our livelihood. If the Federation doesn’t like it then it MUST be cool. And you’ll be cool if you help us. Come and back us against the oppressors.”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Admiral Vincent Declares a Blockade of Kappa Fornacis (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/admiral-vincent-declares-a-blockade-of-kappa-fornacis.49/)


Title: ED: Heir to the Throne Officially Mad
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 February 2015, 20:45:22
Heir to the Throne Officially Mad

Heir to the Throne Officially Mad The sick Emperor Hengist Duval has managed to appear in the Senate, albeit in a travel chair, to issue a decree. He decreed Harold, his son, not of sound mind. This gives some credence to the claim in the more scurrilous news feeds a year ago that Hengist once referred to his son in not very regal terms in private. “The little idiot is utterly bonkers. He couldn’t find his own bottom with both hands”. This was of course, denied. This decree, as commentators have been quick to point out, means there is no clear successor to the throne. Unusually the event was excluded from newscasts, but those present said he looked frail.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Heir to the Throne Officially Mad (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/heir-to-the-throne-officially-mad.48/)


Title: ED: Slave Rebellion Gains Traction
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 February 2015, 20:45:22
Slave Rebellion Gains Traction

Slave Rebellion Gains Traction Reports are coming in that the slaves in Sorbago have taken control of many of the mines on Sorbago A1 and have massacred those in control. We have no reporters on the scene so cannot verify these stories. A spokesoman for Mastopolos Mining Incorporated, running the mines and issued the following statement “Our security forces have intercepted ships from outside the system bringing guns to the rebels. This is destabilising our workforce, and has got to stop.” Senator Torval, a major shareholder in Mastopolos, and has sent some of her private warships to the system. She has also further increased aid for those assisting her in fighting off “these external rabble-rousers”. In the meantime, the price of ore has risen in the area.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Slave Rebellion Gains Traction (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/slave-rebellion-gains-traction.47/)


Title: ED: Arissa Lavigny is the Daughter of the Emperor
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 February 2015, 11:45:07
Arissa Lavigny is the Daughter of the Emperor

Arissa Lavigny is the Daughter of the Emperor Arissa Lavigny, the outspoken courtier and the daughter of historic socialite Prince Aristide Lavigny (famously eaten by his own pet Linglang when Arissa was very young) has declared that the Prince was not her father. She claimed that she is in fact the illegitimate daughter of Emperor Hengist. She spent many of her early years around the Imperial Court. Her father and mother were close friends of the Emperor, and perhaps now we know why. Her mother is still seen in court from time to time. The information was conveyed in a press release and our requests for an interview with Arissa have so far been declined. This would put her claim to the throne ahead of Aisling Duval’s, but her parents being unmarried still means her claim is not solid. Palace officials could not be drawn to comment, but the fact that the Palace has not issued a denial is significant.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Arissa Lavigny is the Daughter of the Emperor (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/arissa-lavigny-is-the-daughter-of-the-emperor.46/)


Title: ED: Federal Warships Bomb Farms
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 February 2015, 11:45:07
Federal Warships Bomb Farms

Federal Warships Bomb Farms Onionhead stories are dominating the Federal media, with teenage criminality being highlighted. The coverage has increased demand for the narcotic in Federal space higher than ever. Admiral Vincent has announced a program of crop destruction from low orbit around Panem - “Dropships, launched from our orbiting Farragut class battlecruisers have bombed large areas of crops. We used pinpoint modern weaponry and no human has been harmed in these attacks.” Local news reports show this not to be true. An entire family was found dead, overcome by the noxious fumes from the burning of the ripe crop in their field tent. The image of a burning warg (a deer-like creature with big eyes, probably imported as a pet by one of the settlers) running from a burning field, has spread through social media, especially within the Alliance, spreading hatred for Federal Forces.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal Warships Bomb Farms (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-warships-bomb-farms.45/)


Title: ED: Senator Patreus Declared Succession About Power Not Blood
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 February 2015, 11:45:07
Senator Patreus Declared Succession About Power Not Blood

Senator Patreus Declared Succession About Power Not Blood At the annual Feast of the 100, a banquet for key business leaders on Capitol in Achenar, one of the after dinner speakers, Senator Denton Patreus declared the importance of the Imperial succession. “We have a truly great Empire. Our grace Emperor Hengist is sadly not well, and I wish him a speedy recovery. Nevertheless, we do need to plan should the worst happen. The choice of our next Emperor is a vital one. The succession should not be about family bloodlines, but about who would be best for the future Empire. For past generations, and for Hengist himself, he was groomed for power for decades by his great father, and this has worked well for over a thousand years. It was not just about blood, it was about learning from his father. This time there is no such successor, so things need to change.”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Senator Patreus Declared Succession About Power Not Blood (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/senator-patreus-declared-succession-about-power-not-blood.44/)


Title: ED: Durius Defaults on Debt to Patreus
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 February 2015, 16:45:16
Durius Defaults on Debt to Patreus

Durius Defaults on Debt to Patreus Senator Denton Patreus announced today in a press release that the government of the impoverished Durius system has defaulted on the loan he provided in 3294.The Senator has given them 24 hours to make the overdue payment or action would be taken. A haggard Governor Xavier Malachai, leader of “Durius Dominion” in Durius said to anxious reporters , “The interest on this debt is crippling us. It is not as if the money helped the people of Durius. It went into military hardware, bought at full price from Patreus, all those years ago. We’ve offered to return the warships– we cannot afford to crew them anyway, but Patreus is not interested. We cannot afford the payment. We can’t sell them, so what can we do?”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Durius Defaults on Debt to Patreus (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/durius-defaults-on-debt-to-patreus.43/)


Title: ED: Senator Torval speaks out against Aisling Duval and her abolitionist message
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 February 2015, 16:45:17
Senator Torval speaks out against Aisling Duval and her abolitionist message

Senator Torval speaks out against Aisling Duval and her abolitionist message Speaking to press in the jungle retreat on her yacht ‘Xanadu’ this morning, when asked about the comments Aisling Duval made on the chat show ‘Celebrity Pets’ Zemina Torval stated - “That illegitimate child Aisling Duval speaks out against slavery, but she knows nothing of it. Look at our streets. We have no beggars. No graffiti. No one goes hungry. Our streets are safe.” “Look at the Federation. The girl’s never been of course. People die of starvation despite their crippling taxes. Is that what she wants, because it seems popular? Go to the Federation then!” “She speaks for her father because he can barely talk and is only lucid for a few moments at a time. It's not as if her father will ever ascend to the throne. Everyone knows he wrecked his brain many years ago.” We couldn’t reach Aisling Duval for comment.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Senator Torval speaks out against Aisling Duval and her abolitionist message (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/senator-torval-speaks-out-against-aisling-duval-and-her-abolitionist-message.42/)


Title: ED: Emperor to Marry Sweetheart
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 February 2015, 16:45:17
Emperor to Marry Sweetheart

Emperor to Marry Sweetheart A palace spokesman today announced on behalf of his grace Emperor Hengist Duval, that he is to marry Florence Lavigny, a sweetheart from his younger years. Under Imperial Law a marriage must be announced 30 days beforehand. Commentators have pointed out the Emperor could decree it to happen sooner, though he would have to appear in the Senate to do so. With his son declared unfit the marriage would make Arissa Lavigny, his illegitimate daughter with Helen next in line for the throne. Under Imperial Law the marriage cannot happen for 30 days to allow people to lodge their objections. Arissa Lavigny will become Princess Arissa as soon as they marry, and of the announcement she has said - “This is one of the happiest days of my life. I will of course change my name to Duval, so the honourable Duval line will continue in both blood and name.”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Emperor to Marry Sweetheart (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/emperor-to-marry-sweetheart.41/)


Title: ED: Emperor Sickness Worsens
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 February 2015, 21:45:06
Emperor Sickness Worsens

Emperor Sickness Worsens Rumours are spreading that the Emperor’s illness has taken a turn for the worse. Speeders carrying medical experts have been seen entering the palace, and inadvertently last night an Imperial aide confirmed that one wing of the Imperial Palace has been turned into a hospital. Critics of the Emperor have said that he should have taken genetic therapies long ago. With them he would have lived another fifty years, but the Emperor has always believed in clean living and avoided medications, drugs and narcotics. Those same critics also blamed him for his rebellious son’s descent into debauchery during his early years as a response to his father’s “puritanism” as Harold called it at the time. Others have pointed out that Harold would have rebelled whatever, and some say this rebellious nature explains Harold’s stance on slavery.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Emperor Sickness Worsens (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/emperor-sickness-worsens.39/)


Title: ED: Patreus Attacks Durius
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 February 2015, 21:45:06
Patreus Attacks Durius

Patreus Attacks Durius Senator Patreus held talks on his Majestic class Interdictor the “Imperial Freedom” last night. The talks in the palatial Red Room on his ship were an impressive affair, but they quickly broke down early this morning, GMT, and Governor Malachai flew back to Durius without any comment to the press. After the talks Senator Patreus gave an interview with journalists that had been invited on board for the talks - “I am very disappointed that Mr Malachai has not taken this issue seriously. Honour and honesty are vital attributes in our modern society, and here we have seen neither. It is with a heavy heart I have decided to take action to recover the debt from Durius. I have ships already in the Durius system, and more will be deployed as required.” Panic has spread through the tiny population of this feudal backwater, as the system moves to a war footing.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Patreus Attacks Durius (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/patreus-attacks-durius.40/)


Title: ED: Christmas celebrations begin throughout the Federation and Alliance
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 February 2015, 21:45:06
Christmas celebrations begin throughout the Federation and Alliance

Christmas celebrations begin throughout the Federation and Alliance Christmas celebrations and official public holidays have begun throughout Federal, Alliance and some independent systems. In ancient times the date once marked the shortest day on Earth and developed into a key date for various ancient religions still observed by some. The now traditional Christmas celebration of commercial excess, parties and present giving is in full swing. In Imperial systems the focus of the present-giving celebrations is the the New Year in the standard calendar, and of course Empire Day, the day after.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Christmas celebrations begin throughout the Federation and Alliance (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/christmas-celebrations-begin-throughout-the-federation-and-alliance.37/)


Title: ED: Rebellion Failing in Jera?
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 February 2015, 12:45:13
Rebellion Failing in Jera?

Rebellion Failing in Jera? Senator Denton Patreus refused to comment today when questioned regarding the apparent failure of the rebellion in the Jera system despite his support. Reports from the system have indicated that the local security forces with the support of hired independent pilots experienced little difficulty in suppressing the attacks by the rebel forces. One of the pilots commented, “I’ve never had a job this easy. It’s like the rebels can’t even be bothered to fight. It’s the easiest money I’ve ever made!” A source close to the senator revealed that more forces may be sent to the system.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Rebellion Failing in Jera? (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/rebellion-failing-in-jera.38/)


Title: ED: Senator Torval Frees 10,000 Slaves
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 February 2015, 12:45:16
Senator Torval Frees 10,000 Slaves

Senator Torval Frees 10,000 Slaves Senator Torval has long criticised slavery outside the Empire or ‘unregulated slavery’ as she refers to it. Even though she doesn’t celebrate Christmas, for the last few years she has freed slaves she has found for sale in Federal systems. Speaking from her yacht the ‘Xanadu’ she said, “Today, as with previous years I am freeing 10,000 unregulated Federal slaves bought from private traders in Federal systems for their Christmas celebration. The barbarism of unregulated slavery in the Federation is unforgivable. The Federation needs to pass laws to regulate slavery rather than pretending the practice doesn’t exist.”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Senator Torval Frees 10,000 Slaves (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/senator-torval-frees-10-000-slaves.34/)


Title: ED: Federal President Denies Onionhead Crackdown
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 February 2015, 12:45:17
Federal President Denies Onionhead Crackdown

Federal President Denies Onionhead Crackdown After the traditional Presidential Christmas Eve banquet in New York on Earth in Sol last night, the President was confronted by a crowd protesting against ‘Oniongate’ – and the bombing of fields and farms on Panem in Kappa Fornacis. Struggling to speak above the noise of the crowd chanting “Babykiller”, President Halsey answered questions from the press. “I have heard about the terrible events on Panem. I did not issue any orders to crack down on the narcotic onionhead, and certainly did not authorise bombings of the surface. Admiral Vincent has operated without my authority and I have asked for an enquiry to see how this happened.” This is a surprising development, as it seems unlikely Admiral Vincent would have actedwithout support from the top. Some are saying this is Halsey washing her hands of the problem.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal President Denies Onionhead Crackdown (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-president-denies-onionhead-crackdown.35/)


Title: ED: Slave Rebellion Crushed
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 February 2015, 17:45:07
Slave Rebellion Crushed

Slave Rebellion Crushed In a statement from one of Senator Torval’s closest advisors the Senator declared that the rebellion in the Sorbago system had been crushed. She praised her forces and the allied pilots who aided in suppressing the rebellion. “The institution of Imperial slavery in the Sorbago system has been restored. Those that have broken tradition will be punished according to Imperial law. Our focus now is on restoring production and additional manpower from Mastopolos Mining will be transferred into the system to assist in the rebuilding process.” She also promised that the situation in the system would return to normal quickly, although local market prices haven’t yet returned to their pre-rebellion levels.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Slave Rebellion Crushed (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/slave-rebellion-crushed.36/)


Title: ED: University Student Sit-In
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 February 2015, 17:45:07
University Student Sit-In

University Student Sit-In A peaceful Christmas demonstration which started on Christmas Day continues on the steps of the Congress building in Olympus Village on Mars. This year Christmas falls during the cold season, and the students are wrapped up warm, mostly dressed in red and white Santa outfits. Above them a giant repeating holo of the burning warg running from the field of flames plays. The protestors chant “Babykiller” in between renditions of various carols with amended words to reflect the protest. Newsfeeds are now carrying this story throughout the Federation, but members of the government have been unavailable for comment.



Source: Galnet News
Source: University Student Sit-In (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/university-student-sit-in.32/)


Title: ED: Torval Backs Patreus’s Line on the Imperial Succession
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 February 2015, 17:45:07
Torval Backs Patreus’s Line on the Imperial Succession

Torval Backs Patreus’s Line on the Imperial Succession In a frosty response to a question from a reporter climbing into a speeder, Senator Torval replied, “All this in-fighting over the succession is unseemly. I have at least as much Imperial blood as that Arissa Lavigny woman and you don’t see me clamouring for the throne. Any fool can change their name to Duval, but it makes no difference. I may disagree with Senator Patreus on many things but he is right on this matter. We must do what is best for our beloved Empire. Not glory for an individual. In the absence of a clear well-prepared successor, the throne should go to the Senator most popular with the Citizens, and like it or not that is currently Patreus”.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Torval Backs Patreus’s Line on the Imperial Succession (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/torval-backs-patreuss-line-on-the-imperial-succession.33/)


Title: ED: Aisling Duval Speaks About Her Father
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 February 2015, 08:45:07
Aisling Duval Speaks About Her Father

Aisling Duval Speaks About Her Father For the first time Aisling Duval revealed a little of the state of mind of her father Harold, on “Late Night with Aaron Smith”. He is no longer considered by many as heir to the throne, following the Emperor’s formal declaration that he is not of sound mind. “My father is a kind man. A gentle man. A thoughtful man. He has always loved parties, and some have criticised him for that. It has perhaps taken its toll on him too. He is only seventy, but does look a lot older now I’ll admit, but that hasn’t taken away his kindness. “His father has always disliked him, and that is something I can’t understand. I suppose it is fair to say they dislike each other. I’m sure many of the things Harold said and did in his earlier years were to annoy Hengist, but rebelling against a parent is not such unusual behaviour for a youngster? Taking away his throne though is a spiteful act.” It is clear from the social media response to her comments that she has...



Aisling Duval Speaks About Her Father
Source: Aisling Duval Speaks About Her Father (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/aisling-duval-speaks-about-her-father.30/)


Title: ED: Shadow President Hudson Supports Navy
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 February 2015, 08:45:08
Shadow President Hudson Supports Navy

Shadow President Hudson Supports Navy In what is usually a quiet time for politics the Shadow President has given an interview to support Admiral Vincent. “Our military forces have always operated independently of government. In fact some of the worst events in our long history were caused by political meddling in military matters. President Halsey is out of order to distance herself as she has. Our forces need to be able to enforce the law in far flung systems, and we should be pleased that they do so very well. It is clear that sometimes the law they are enforcing is the problem, and it is up to Halsey to change that.” If it is indeed the case that these actions took place without direct orders from the President it suggests a rift between the beleaguered President and her top Admiral.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Shadow President Hudson Supports Navy (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/shadow-president-hudson-supports-navy.31/)


Title: ED: Federal Shadow President Demands Conscription
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 February 2015, 08:45:08
Federal Shadow President Demands Conscription

Federal Shadow President Demands Conscription In the traditional speeches that mark the re-opening of Congress after the holiday, Congressman and Shadow President Zachary Hudson has outlined his views for the coming year. In a long speech highly critical of his opponent President Halsey, the only new element was his criticism of Federal youth, “We need to get the unemployed lazy youth of our core systems off their backsides. They need to get off their sims, and in to the real world to do something useful. We need to counter the Imperial threat. Let’s get them into the Marines and the Navy. Let’s spend our tax credits on protection, not sloth. The Navy never did me any harm.”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal Shadow President Demands Conscription (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-shadow-president-demands-conscription.29/)


Title: ED: Federal President Announces Tax Rises in New Year
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 February 2015, 13:45:05
Federal President Announces Tax Rises in New Year

Federal President Announces Tax Rises in New Year In a move causing shockwaves throughout Federal space, President Halsey has announced that Federal tax increases . “I am sorry and I appreciate people are frustrated about this, but I have to announce further Federal tax rises. This is to cover our ever increasing welfare burden, and high military spending.” Federal taxation is already a problem throughout Federal space, and this squeeze where the frontier worlds are effectively supporting the rich core systems is causing unrest amongst the frontier states. Commentators have suggested the Shadow President’s speech yesterday was triggered by some inside knowledge or leak from the President’s staff. Confidence ratings of the President are now at an all-time low.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal President Announces Tax Rises in New Year (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-president-announces-tax-rises-in-new-year.28/)


Title: ED: Durius Fights Back
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 February 2015, 13:45:06
Durius Fights Back

Durius Fights Back The armed conflict between Senator Patreus ’Imperial forces and those of the impoverished Durius system continues. Patreus is paying well for outside assistance, but an exhausted Governor Malachai has spoken out, “What can we do? Our people are dying. We cannot pay even the interest on these crippling debts. Those irresponsible fools that accepted this money in the first place are long gone, but we are left to pick up the pieces. How can we ever hope to get out of this hell?” “I call on those independent governments out there, like ours thinking of getting into debt with this evil Senator to think twice. We are forced to protect our homes because that is all we have left.”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Durius Fights Back (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/durius-fights-back.27/)


Title: ED: Sanna in Bid to Leave Federation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 February 2015, 13:45:06
Sanna in Bid to Leave Federation

Sanna in Bid to Leave Federation The Congressman for Sanna, Marcus Albertson has given a speech to his own parliament in Sanna. “Federal taxes are holding back our progress. We say we have democracy but what can we change? Our coffers are sucked dry by the Federation, as they lord it over us – what do we get in return? We get one vote in Congress. One vote! We are powerless. I suggest we get no votes in Congress and keep our money and our freedom! I suggest we leave the Federation immediately!” His speech was met by cheers, not just from his own party, but from the opposition too.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Sanna in Bid to Leave Federation (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/sanna-in-bid-to-leave-federation.26/)


Title: ED: Aisling Duval Lashes Out Against Torval
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 February 2015, 18:45:07
Aisling Duval Lashes Out Against Torval

Aisling Duval Lashes Out Against Torval Aisling Duval provided a colourful outburst while discussing Senator Torval’s home system Synteini on the lifestyle show ‘Favourite Holidays’. "Torval is a horrible, twisted old lady. We have no beggars or people going hungry on the streets as they are down HER mines working their fingers to the bone, starving in private!" Senator Torval, now back in Synteini for the holiday celebrations responded, “I wouldn’t set any store by her childish outbursts. She doesn’t know what she is talking about. A happy New Year and Empire Day to all.”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Aisling Duval Lashes Out Against Torval (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/aisling-duval-lashes-out-against-torval.25/)


Title: ED: Arissa Lavigny Gives Revealing Interview and Pledges Continuity with Blaine
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 February 2015, 18:45:08
Arissa Lavigny Gives Revealing Interview and Pledges Continuity with Blaine

Arissa Lavigny Gives Revealing Interview and Pledges Continuity with Blaine On the Imperial Herald political show Arissa Lavigny gave a long and detailed interview, hinting that the Emperor’s status was not as serious as some claimed. "We've heard a lot of debate between the honourable Denton Patreus, Aisling Duval, and Zemina Torval, but we need to look at the Empire itself. We need continuity, not in-fighting. His Excellency Chancellor Anders Blaine has served my father well for over five decades. Soon my mother will finally marry my father, but rest assured if and when the time comes I will serve the Empire as best I can, will bring continuity and stability." Share prices on Imperial markets have already risen in pre-holiday trading.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Arissa Lavigny Gives Revealing Interview and Pledges Continuity with Blaine (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/arissa-lavigny-gives-revealing-interview-and-pledges-continuity-with-blaine.23/)


Title: ED: Federal Shadow President Demands Lower Taxes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 February 2015, 18:45:08
Federal Shadow President Demands Lower Taxes

Federal Shadow President Demands Lower Taxes In a statement Shadow President Hudson announced his sympathy for Sanna. “Our taxes are crippling those we most need to help. We waste it on bureaucracy and the lazy. We should be supporting and protecting hard working States like Sanna.” It is understood a Federal Battlecruiser will be deployed some time in the New Year to provide a venue for discussions, and to help Sanna remain within the Federation.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal Shadow President Demands Lower Taxes (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-shadow-president-demands-lower-taxes.24/)


Title: ED: Torval puts Aisling Duval in Her Place
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 February 2015, 09:45:08
Torval puts Aisling Duval in Her Place

Torval puts Aisling Duval in Her Place Senator Torval was secretly recorded last night at a private New Year’s Eve party referring to Aisling Duval in terms not very becoming for a Senator, and her speech was a little slurred, "That vacuous bimbo will do anything to annoy her grandfather. Especially if it is popular. She's a spoilt brat and needs a lesson in reality. She’s got a vague memory of what her father believed when he still had a brain, and she parrots that back whenever she can." We were unable to contact Senator Torval for comment, but are confident Imperial hang-over medication will be very effective.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Torval puts Aisling Duval in Her Place (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/torval-puts-aisling-duval-in-her-place.22/)


Title: ED: Patreus Supports Beleagered Sanna in Bid to Leave Federation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 February 2015, 09:45:08
Patreus Supports Beleagered Sanna in Bid to Leave Federation

Patreus Supports Beleagered Sanna in Bid to Leave Federation In his New Year’s message Senator Patreus has announced he supports Sanna's bid for freedom, and will do whatever it takes to help them. "We will make this happen as we enter a glorious new year and a historicnew century. Maybe Congressman Albertson will be Senator Albertson before long!" Seeing the broadcast on Sanna, Marcus Albertson responded via social media. “Senator Patreus is very generous. I will of course tender my resignation from Congress before speaking to the honourable Senator about this, but freedom from tyranny is a great thing and something we all look forwards to.”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Patreus Supports Beleagered Sanna in Bid to Leave Federation (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/patreus-supports-beleagered-sanna-in-bid-to-leave-federation.21/)


Title: ED: Emperor Issues his traditional 'Empire Day' message
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 February 2015, 09:45:08
Emperor Issues his traditional 'Empire Day' message

Emperor Issues his traditional 'Empire Day' message In keeping with tradition the Emperor has declared today a national holiday celebrating the day in 2264 when Marlin Duval first landed on Capitol. He gave his traditional message from the throne room in the Imperial Palace, referring in general terms to another great year, and looking forwards to the next. Observant commentators noticed a small mark on his ear - seen by looking at the image of his head from behind - that was also present in a clip recorded in the summer, suggesting this too was recorded in the summer. These same commentators implied that the Emperor may be more unwell than is being reported. No one was available from the Palace for comment, though one Senator (who did not want to be named) did point out that this had been pre-recorded to allow the Emperor and his family to have an uninterrupted Empire Day.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Emperor Issues his traditional 'Empire Day' message (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/emperor-issues-his-traditional-empire-day-message.19/)


Title: ED: Torval Celebrates Empire Day
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 February 2015, 14:45:05
Torval Celebrates Empire Day

Torval Celebrates Empire Day Senator Torval has freed a further 10,000 unregulated slaves bought from private traders in the Federation to celebrate Empire Day. In a statement released this morning, she said, "I want to see the end of unregulated slavery throughout the galaxy. Imperial slavery is a respected tradition, and not to be besmirched by the terrible practice with a similar name tolerated in the Federation by turning a blind eye to it." Her statement seems to have ruffled a few feathers in Congress. We couldn’t get a comment on record from any of the leadership, but we did get a reply from an aide trying to sneak past the few remaining 'Oniongate' demonstrators on the steps of Congress, “That is a bit ripe coming from her. Slavery is illegal throughout the Federation. It is people like her, paying for slaves that keep the trade going, which is why we find it so hard to crack down on it!”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Torval Celebrates Empire Day (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/torval-celebrates-empire-day.20/)


Title: ED: Chancellor Blaine supports Arissa
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 February 2015, 14:45:05
Chancellor Blaine supports Arissa

Chancellor Blaine supports Arissa In a short interview outside his mansion on the shores of Lake Parisot on Topaz, FaceceChancellor Anders Blaine was asked about his views on the succession, and he replied, "I appreciated Arissa's kind words just before the New Year. She is of course absolutely right. Stability is what the Empire needs more than anything. She has been around court for much of her life and I know her well. “Emperor Hengist has made it clear to me he would wish her to be his successor. His marriage to Florence Lavigny will clear this up and Arissa will be the heir to the throne, and I support her." This has helped quell some of the speculation caused by comments from other senior senators like Patreus and Torval. Markets have responded positively to what seems like a resolution to the succession.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Chancellor Blaine supports Arissa (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/chancellor-blaine-supports-arissa.17/)


Title: ED: Dulos joins Sanna’s bid to leave Federation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 February 2015, 14:45:05
Dulos joins Sanna’s bid to leave Federation

Dulos joins Sanna’s bid to leave Federation Congressman Jane Garvey for Dulos agrees with Congressman Albertson from Sanna. In a statement made outside Congress on Mars, amid some persistent ‘Oniongate’ protesters, she made a statement this morning before entering Congress, “The latest round of Federal tax rises is unfair on the frontier. In Dulos, like Sanna, we only get one vote. The core systems get hundreds. They control Congress and take our money. We too would like to become independent and masters of our own destiny. Then our votes will also matter. We are supposed to be a Federation, but we are not. We have two tiers, and it is the successful frontier systems like mine in the lower tier that pay for the lethargy and luxury here in the core.” She then entered Congress amid clapping and cheers from the protesters – who seem to support anyone who speaks against the government.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Dulos joins Sanna’s bid to leave Federation (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/dulos-joins-sannas-bid-to-leave-federation.18/)


Title: ED: Federal President Booed
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 February 2015, 19:45:09
Federal President Booed

This morning during the ceremony to mark the start of term at the prestigious Olympus Village University When President Halsey began her talk a large number of the assembled students began booing her. The university principal apologised profusely to the President before she left. Nevertheless the damage was done, and the event was carried on newsfeeds throughout much of human space . and her embarrassed and indecisive reaction and she attempted to proceed with her speech is now the butt of much satirical humour.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal President Booed (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-president-booed.63/)


Title: ED: Bombing of Panem Resumes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 February 2015, 19:45:09
Bombing of Panem Resumes

Despite the continuing .Oniongate. protest on the steps of Congress, Admiral Vincent has announced that surface bombing of Panem in the Kappa Fornacis system has resumed, but this time with targeted, genetically engineered biocides to destroy the onionhead crop. .Automated munitions deployed from orbit, release a gentle mist that then descends on the crop. It is harmless to humans and to other flora and fauna.. This time, the protests are more muted, and the Shadow President Hudson claimed on the political panel show .Face the People. - .On the contrary. Now we see the layabouts are more worried about where their next onionhead fix will come from than about the farmers on Panem!.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Bombing of Panem Resumes (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/bombing-of-panem-resumes.65/)


Title: ED: Fallout from Sorbago Slave Rebellion
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 February 2015, 19:45:09
Fallout from  Sorbago Slave Rebellion

Last night a relaxed-looking Senator Zemina Torval announced what had happened to the leaders of the Sorbago rebellion in a press conference following the return from her holiday cruise- .We managed to fight off the Federal rabble rousers due to excellent support from many independent pilots fighting to support the honourable tradition that is Imperial slavery, and I.d like to pass on my thanks to them.. Production has already restarted, and a small number of slaves that had succumbed to the persuasions of the foreign trouble-makers have now been punished.. She also commented on the recent uprising in Ongkuma. "These rabble rousers don't appear to learn very quickly. We will have the system back in working order soon." Senator Torval has paid generous combat bonds to independent ships that have helped her in large numbers over the last few weeks. It is understood the ringleaders of the Sorbago rebellion were executed.



Source: Galnet...



Fallout from  Sorbago Slave Rebellion
Source: Fallout from  Sorbago Slave Rebellion (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/fallout-from-sorbago-slave-rebellion.64/)


Title: ED: Federal President Clarifies Approach to Onionhead
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 February 2015, 10:45:10
Federal President Clarifies Approach to Onionhead

In an attempt to quell the clamour for her resignation President Jasmina Halsey has tried to clarify the rift between the Admiral of the Fleet, Admiral Vincent, and her office. .Admiral Vincent runs our Navy, and I run the government. From time to time, he gives me a status report on naval operations, and we discuss issues of importance to the Federation. On the events in Kappa Fornacis the Admiral acted unilaterally, and simply reported his actions after the orders had been carried out. It is not my role to interfere with naval operations, but I do expect to be consulted when decisions of such import are made.. Political pundits are speculating that this carefully worded speech she read out must have been the results of negotiations between the Navy and Halsey.s office. They are rumoured to detest each other, and the friendship between the Shadow President and Admiral Vincent has doubtless not gone unnoticed.



Source: Galnet...



Federal President Clarifies Approach to Onionhead
Source: Federal President Clarifies Approach to Onionhead (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-president-clarifies-approach-to-onionhead.66/)


Title: ED: Federal Vice President Dies in Swimming Accident
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 February 2015, 10:45:10
Federal Vice President Dies in Swimming Accident

In a shocking development on Mars, Federal Vice President Nigel Smeaton was discovered dead in his private swimming pool at his luxury apartment on the foothills of Mount Olympus. A heart attack is suspected, but an investigation is ongoing. The news will come as another blow to an already beleaguered President who some pundits claim is considering resigning her post. A new VP will have to be appointed, and several senior Congressmen have suddenly been giving doorstep speeches to get themselves in the public eye.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal Vice President Dies in Swimming Accident (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-vice-president-dies-in-swimming-accident.67/)


Title: ED: Suspicions raised over VP Death
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 February 2015, 10:45:10
Suspicions raised over VP Death

Fresh revelations have added uncertainty to reports Vice President Smeaton.s death due to a suspected heart attack. Retrieved data from the security systems at his apartment indicate they were not functioning at the time. It.s also been revealed that he completed a clean full medical scan in his private scanner only an hour before his death. His partner Alder Simons, who was not there at the time, believes Smeaton was murdered. He explained there were other irregularities such as the apartment appearing to have just been cleaned. The mystery deepened with the revelation that six minutes of the satellite surveillance data for the area appeared to have been distorted by electromagnetic interference. This does happen from time to time, but rarely in calm weather conditions such as those on the night of the Vice President.s death.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Suspicions raised over VP Death (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/suspicions-raised-over-vp-death.69/)


Title: ED: Changes Brewing in the Lugh System
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 February 2015, 15:45:05
Changes Brewing in the Lugh System

Changes Brewing in the Lugh System We’ve received reports from the Lugh system of the Federal backed Lugh for Equality faction losing ground in the political struggle with the rising Crimson State Group. According to opinion polls support for the Crimson State Group independence movement has risen to over 66%. The staggering increase in influence has seen them victorious in a civil war against the Lugh Defence Force and thereby gaining control of the Balandin Gateway starport. Observers indicate that the group’s success is due to a huge level of support from independent pilots. Financial forecasters are also astounded at the volume of trading by the Crimson State Group and are now predicting an economic boom for them. This can only come as more bad news for the beleaguered system owners. The question on everyone’s lips is how will the Federation respond to this? Especially considering rumours of other Federal systems seeking independence.



Source:...



Changes Brewing in the Lugh System
Source: Changes Brewing in the Lugh System (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/changes-brewing-in-the-lugh-system.16/)


Title: ED: Slave Revolt in Ongkuma Crushed
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 February 2015, 15:45:05
Slave Revolt in Ongkuma Crushed

Slave Revolt in Ongkuma Crushed Following a surprise move from the Ongkuma Progressive Party withdrawing their support for the slave rebellion, the last of the rebels have been killed or captured. In a statement Senator Torval declared - “Once again the machinations of Federal agitators have been defeated. They will never learn. They deceived some of our loyal citizens into supporting their actions, but now they have publicly admitted their fault, in this instance we will be magnanimous.” She also praised the actions of the many independent pilots who once again supported her campaign. Commentators have expressed their support for the Senator’s merciful action. The Onguma Progressive Party has long been a part of the system’s political landscape and their survival – even in a reduced form it continues the traditions of this system.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Slave Revolt in Ongkuma Crushed (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/slave-revolt-in-ongkuma-crushed.15/)


Title: ED: Sanna and Dulos Independence Movement News
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 February 2015, 15:45:05
Sanna and Dulos Independence Movement News

Sanna and Dulos Independence Movement News In contrasting news reports from the Sanna and Dulos systems, reporters revealed the latest on the independence movements in those systems. The Federal-supporting factions in the Sanna system are comfortably holding their ground and local commentators believe that their efforts to leave the Federation will soon collapse. In Dulos the independence movement has gained more traction thanks to the efforts of the Dulos Defence Party and their supporters. It is reported that independent pilots from around the region are providing support for both sides in the struggle.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Sanna and Dulos Independence Movement News (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/sanna-and-dulos-independence-movement-news.14/)


Title: ED: Major Corporation Declares Independence
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 February 2015, 20:45:05
Major Corporation Declares Independence

Major Corporation Declares Independence In a shock move the Purple Netcoms Holdings Corporation has declared itself as independent and have called on commanders to help it to withdraw the Sugrivik system from the Federation. The CEO of the company angrily denounced the recent tax rises by President Halsey and claiming that her actions are a direct blow to the viability of the corporation and the well-being of its population. “These tax rises put people’s jobs on the line and we are not going to let a President without any working knowledge of the economy ruins our lives or livelihood!” Responding to the statement a representative of Sugrivik Labour condemned the declaration and affirmed their support for the President, without explicitly supporting the tax rises.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Major Corporation Declares Independence (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/major-corporation-declares-independence.12/)


Title: ED: Extremist Leader Calls for Zero Tax Policy
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 February 2015, 20:45:05
Extremist Leader Calls for Zero Tax Policy

Extremist Leader Calls for Zero Tax Policy Call Hagen, the leader of the League of Nabatean Defence Party, today called for a zero tax policy for citizens of the system of Nabatean at an impromptu rally. “We citizens of the Federation are treated poorly compared to the progressive policies evident within the Empire. The Federation is older and stronger but our heritage is weighed down with the bondage of taxation. Let us learn from the strong leadership of Senator Patreus and his Imperial colleagues and ensure that our own society is not a burden upon our families.” A spokesperson for the Workers of Nabatean refused to comment on what he described ‘the ravings of a mad man’. Ignoring the speech may be a mistake for the current ruling party as the opposition received a massive swing in support after the speech.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Extremist Leader Calls for Zero Tax Policy (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/extremist-leader-calls-for-zero-tax-policy.11/)


Title: ED: Aisling Duval Objects to Grandfather’s Marriage
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 February 2015, 20:45:05
Aisling Duval Objects to Grandfather’s Marriage

Aisling Duval Objects to Grandfather’s Marriage Aisling Duval has lodged an objection to the marriage of her grandfather, the Emperor to Florence Lavigny. Coming out of the Office for Marriage with her Lawyer she read a prepared statement from a cue - “I have lodged a formal objection to my grandfather marrying his fancy woman not for love, not for marriage itself, but to change the succession without having to appear in the Senate. That’s all I’ve got to say at this time.” This unusual action will trigger a hearing of the Marriage Council in the next few days. They will review and make a decision on the validity of her objection. Experts we have spoken to believe it is unlikely to succeed.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Aisling Duval Objects to Grandfather’s Marriage (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/aisling-duval-objects-to-grandfathers-marriage.13/)


Title: ED: Pomp and Circumstance of the Royal Wedding
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 February 2015, 11:45:06
Pomp and Circumstance of the Royal Wedding

Pomp and Circumstance of the Royal Wedding Foreign dignitaries are beginning to gather on Capitol in Achenar, in preparation for the royal wedding. Senators from throughout Imperial space have begun arriving, and many leaders from friendly independent systems too. Red carpets have been laid in local starports, and for the full length of the Imperial Avenue. Gilded open-topped speeders can be seen ferrying them to their ornate quarters at the Imperial Palace. For the ceremony itself, special wheeled gilded carriages pulled by horses. The route is already being prepared with arrays of brightly coloured flower arrangements flanking the red carpets on the tree-lined route. Huge banners carrying the Imperial Crest are being raised between the trees, and on the faces of key buildings. Many have said it is this sort of thing that shows the grandeur of the Empire at its best.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Pomp and Circumstance of the Royal Wedding (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/pomp-and-circumstance-of-the-royal-wedding.10/)


Title: ED: Investigation in to VP Death Inconclusive
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 February 2015, 11:45:06
Investigation in to VP Death Inconclusive

Investigation in to VP Death Inconclusive Despite the suspicious circumstances that have been widely reported, no further information has come to light. Social media is alleging a high level cover-up, and it seems large amounts of data have disappeared due to system failures. President Halsey is said to be devastated, and gave a brief statement offering her sympathy to the family. It is understood there are a great many discussions going on behind the scenes to appoint a new VP, which under Federal Law must be completed within 30 days of the VP’s loss. Alder Simons has given an emotional interview on the chat show ‘Jenkinson’- “It’s big business behind his murder. Those evil people – the military industrial complex of old – they’ve always been against my dear Nigel’s government and its policies. Who else could launch such a big cover-up without attracting attention?”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Investigation in to VP Death Inconclusive (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/investigation-in-to-vp-death-inconclusive.9/)


Title: ED: Onionhead Now Wiped Out
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 February 2015, 11:45:06
Onionhead Now Wiped Out

Onionhead Now Wiped Out Admiral Vincent, the Federal Admiral of the Fleet, has announced that the Federal Navy has now practically eliminated the narcotic ‘onionhead’ from Panem in Kappa Fornacis. “Our systematic destruction of the crop has now paid off, and I am pleased to say we have destroyed all the crops without the loss of a single life since the unfortunate incident a few weeks ago.” Despite continued pockets of resistance the Admiral also announced a civic aid package to help rebuild the farms to produce less controversial crops, a move that has earned praise from commentators for its political shrewdness. In a follow up statement an aide requested that independent pilots provide Agri Medicines, Crop Harvesters, Land Enrichment Systems and Biowaste to meet the increased demand generated by the package.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Onionhead Now Wiped Out (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/onionhead-now-wiped-out.7/)


Title: ED: Emperor Seriously Unwell
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 February 2015, 16:45:12
Emperor Seriously Unwell

Emperor Seriously Unwell Rumours are circulating that the Emperor’s condition is far worse than is being admitted. One source even claimed that he has died, but that hasn’t been confirmed. A senior palace source informed us that Chancellor Blaine would announce his death if it happened. We believe it likely that his sickness has merely worsened. Following the rumours there is also speculation is that his wedding to Florence Lavigny might be delayed. Imperial stock markets have dropped further on this news.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Emperor Seriously Unwell (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/emperor-seriously-unwell.8/)


Title: ED: Emperor in Coma
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 February 2015, 16:45:13
Emperor in Coma

Emperor in Coma Senator Anders Blaine, Chancellor to Emperor Hengist Duval has made a statement on the steps of the Imperial Palace- “It is with regret I have to announce that his grace, Emperor Hengist Duval’s sickness has worsened, and he has fallen into a coma. His life is not in danger, he is stable, and his doctors are hopeful of a recovery. In the mean time I will of course continue in my role as Chancellor, and the Empire will continue to run under my day to day control, as it has done for the past decades, so nothing will change.” Rumours from anonymous Imperial staff are that Emperor Hengist is on a life support machine and perhaps unlikely to recover. Shares in Imperial corporations have continued to fall on the news.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Emperor in Coma (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/emperor-in-coma.6/)


Title: ED: Boom Time in LHS 3447
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 February 2015, 16:45:13
Boom Time in LHS 3447

Boom Time in LHS 3447 The Future of LHS 3447 party are celebrating an economic boom in their system. They have announced that they will share that good fortune as part of their future development initiatives. “The success of LHS 3447 is in large part due to the numbers of independent pilots who pass through and trade in this system. In fact Trevithick Dock is known for being the starting point for many pilots’ careers. “In recognition of this we are subsidising a 10% discount for all pilots using the shipyards and outfitting facilities in Trevithick Dock, Dalton Gateway and Worlidge Terminal.”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Boom Time in LHS 3447 (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/boom-time-in-lhs-3447.5/)


Title: ED: The Menace of Illegal Racing
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 February 2015, 21:45:08
The Menace of Illegal Racing

The Menace of Illegal Racing Traders operating in several systems have called on the authorities to clamp down on increasing levels of illegal racing- “These speeding ships are a menace!” a representative declared. “They perform dangerous manoeuvres at ridiculous speeds and that puts honest traders like us in danger.” Official comment has not been forthcoming and one such racer posted anonymously on social media stating- “The Buckyball Race is the best thing ever and I’d like to see one of the system authority Vipers try and keep up with us!”



Source: Galnet News
Source: The Menace of Illegal Racing (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-menace-of-illegal-racing.3/)


Title: ED: Patreus Queries Emperor’s Coma in the Senate
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 February 2015, 21:45:08
Patreus Queries Emperor’s Coma in the Senate

Patreus Queries Emperor’s Coma in the Senate In the first Senate session in the New Year since the public holidays, Senator Denton Patreus, Senator for Eotienses, has asked the burning question of the Senate. He directed it at the Chancellor, Senator Blaine - “It saddens us to hear that his grace Emperor Hengist has fallen into a coma, but we need to think for the future of our beloved Empire. How long will his grace be in a coma before we trigger the succession? This has not happened in over a thousand years, and it is for us to decide. One day? One week? One month? One year? “We need a strong leader, and we should set a date in the near future when we review the situation.” There was a frisson of mumbling in the Senate after his comments and a general consensus to review the situation at the next session.





Source: Galnet News
Source: Patreus Queries Emperor’s Coma in the Senate (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/patreus-queries-emperors-coma-in-the-senate.4/)


Title: ED: Aisling Duval Reaffirms her Objection to Emperor’s Marriage
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 February 2015, 21:45:08
Aisling Duval Reaffirms her Objection to Emperor’s Marriage

Aisling Duval Reaffirms her Objection to Emperor’s Marriage Aisling Duval, once thought to be second in line to the throne, has objected to the finding of the Marriage Council that her objection had no merit. She has said on a leaked private chat - “The rotten marriage council is made up of my grandfather’s cronies. How can they block my objection now it is clear he is in a coma? Marriage is about love!” The ruling of the Marriage Council was apparently made before the announcement of the coma, and under Imperial rules, an objection cannot be lodged more than once by the same person.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Aisling Duval Reaffirms her Objection to Emperor’s Marriage (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/aisling-duval-reaffirms-her-objection-to-emperors-marriage.53/)


Title: ED: Dulos System Sees Massive Swing for Independence
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 February 2015, 12:45:08
Dulos System Sees Massive Swing for Independence

Dulos System Sees Massive Swing for Independence Commentators from the Dulos system are reporting a massive swing in the popularity of the Dulos Defence Party who recently announced that they would seek to withdraw the system from the Federation. A spokesman for the party said - “Following on from our success with the economy for the markets under our control this additional boost just reinforces that our vision for the future of our system is the correct one.” An official statement from President Halsey’s office has not been forthcoming and this news can only increase the political turmoil her presidency has become embroiled in.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Dulos System Sees Massive Swing for Independence (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/dulos-system-sees-massive-swing-for-independence.54/)


Title: ED: Rumours of Imperial Wedding Delay Confirmed
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 February 2015, 12:45:08
Rumours of Imperial Wedding Delay Confirmed

Rumours of Imperial Wedding Delay Confirmed After days of widely circulating rumours that ships belonging to major dignitaries had not yet departed for tomorrow’s wedding, the palace this morning confirmed that there will be a delay to the start of festivities. Chancellor Anders Blaine made an announcement on the steps of the Imperial Palace saying - “It is with deep regret I have to announce that his Grace, the Emperor Hengist Duval, remains too unwell to participate in the wedding ceremony tomorrow. As such, it is with great sadness that I must declare a temporary postponement of the intended revelries. Hopefully this will be a delay of just a few days. I will make announcements each day once we know more.” The Chancellor refused to take questions, and returned inside the palace moments after his announcement. Although there is anger amongst some lesser dignitaries that they weren’t told in advance, the markets did not notably change in reaction to this news, suggesting that the...



Rumours of Imperial Wedding Delay Confirmed
Source: Rumours of Imperial Wedding Delay Confirmed (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/rumours-of-imperial-wedding-delay-confirmed.60/)


Title: ED: Embattled Federal President Asks Us to ‘Hold Firm’
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 February 2015, 12:45:08
Embattled Federal President Asks Us to ‘Hold Firm’

Embattled Federal President Asks Us to ‘Hold Firm’ In a Presidential address last night, President Jasmina Halsey gave a length speech outlining the various successes she claims her government has made over the course of their current term. However, when pressed to answer questions regarding the recent wave of systems scrambling to leave the Federal fold, President Halsey simply said - “We are facing troubled times. While it is easy for some to declare that the military are the solution, we must look further ahead. Our society fails those who need our help the most and it is by lifting those at the bottom that we will restore Federal society to what it should be.” Political pundits were quick to point out that her speech contained very little substance, with many complaining that the President had failed to address any of the actual threats that face the Federation today. Some have even gone so far as to suggest that her mishandling of the current socioeconomic climate has left the...



Embattled Federal President Asks Us to ‘Hold Firm’
Source: Embattled Federal President Asks Us to ‘Hold Firm’ (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/embattled-federal-president-asks-us-to-hold-firm.61/)


Title: ED: Imperial Marriage Postponed
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 February 2015, 17:45:12
Imperial Marriage Postponed

Imperial Marriage Postponed In a follow up to yesterday’s announcement, the marriage of Emperor Hengist to his childhood sweetheart, Florence Lavigny, has now been postponed indefinitely. The news marks the first time in over five hundred years that an Imperial wedding has had to have been delayed for any reason. As well as costing the Imperial Treasury a small fortune, the delay comes as a serious blow to Arissa Lavingly’s claim to the throne. Experienced commentators have noted that whilst Arissa currently enjoys the support of Chancellor Blaine, a well respected and staunch supporter of traditional Imperial values, he has previously stated that the next Emperor should follow the Duval line.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Imperial Marriage Postponed (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/imperial-marriage-postponed.62/)


Title: ED: Lucan Onionhead Now Cultivated in the Tanmark System
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 February 2015, 17:45:12
Lucan Onionhead Now Cultivated in the Tanmark System

Breaking news from the Tanmark system would seem to indicate that Admiral Vincent’s bombing of Panem has only slowed the spread of Onionhead. News has reached GalNet that a new strain of Onionhead, which is believed to have been cultivated in secret somewhere on Luca, with assistance from farmers from Panem in the Kappa Fornacis System has begun turning up on the local markets. A dedicated reporter managed to track down Georgio Algeria on Panem, and it seems his group have been part of this - “I said we would be back, and here we are. You cannot spoil our happiness. We are still cool. We have more friends that you realise. And now we are rich!” Due to a quirk of Federal Law, the new strain does not fall under the statue banning sale of Onionhead, as Lucan Onionhead is a different strain. Federal Labs are reported to be rushing the tests through in order to make it illegal as soon as their processes allow.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Lucan Onionhead Now Cultivated in the Tanmark System (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/lucan-onionhead-now-cultivated-in-the-tanmark-system.92/)


Title: ED: Sale at LHS 3447 to End
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 February 2015, 17:45:12
Sale at LHS 3447 to End

Last week the Future of LHS 3447 party generously announced that they would be sharing their recent success by offering a substantial discount on all ships purchased from the shipyards of LHS 3447. The sale has seen independent pilots flocking to the system, which in turn has led to local traders experiencing a huge boom in profits across the board. As the sale begins to draw to a close, the Future of LHS 3447 party have issued a statement thanking all of their customers for helping stimulate the system’s economy, pledging to spend a fifth of the profits earned on rejuvenating system services aboard stations throughout LHS 3447. “The last week has been simply amazing,” a representative of the Future of LHS 3447 told Galnet, “we never dreamed the response would be so positive. We can only hope that traders continue to think of LHS 3447 as a destination of choice in the future. The Future of LHS 3447 is to become a hub of interstellar commerce for all vessels passing through this...



Sale at LHS 3447 to End
Source: Sale at LHS 3447 to End (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/sale-at-lhs-3447-to-end.93/)


Title: ED: Slave Emancipation Program Faltering
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 February 2015, 08:45:07
Slave Emancipation Program Faltering

Following Aisling Duval’s passionate outburst on “The Breakfast Show”, it was announced today that her charitable organisation, Stop Slavery Stupid, will be increasing subsidies for various emancipation programs being run from slave rehabilitation centres in Cemiess. Stop Slavery Stupid have said that they will be using this new windfall to offer a more competitive rate of compensation to citizens willing to set their Imperial Slaves free. This renewed commitment to liberate Imperial Slaves has been met with a great deal of derision from business leaders throughout the Empire. When asked for an official comment, The Chairman of the Cemiess Workforce Acquisitions Agency had this to say - “Aisling and SSS doubtlessly mean well, but unfortunately her youthful enthusiasm and kind heart is getting in the way of her common sense. It’s pretty clear Aisling doesn’t understand the ramifications that would occur should she succeed in abolishing such an integral facet of our society. Never...



Slave Emancipation Program Faltering
Source: Slave Emancipation Program Faltering (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/slave-emancipation-program-faltering.91/)


Title: ED: Patreus Announces Generous Settlement of Dispute in Durius
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 February 2015, 08:45:07
Patreus Announces Generous Settlement of Dispute in Durius

Senator Patreus today announced an end to hostilities in the Durius system. The conflict in Durius began after the ruling authorities defaulted on a large debt that they’d inherited from the previous government. The Senator’s civic management teams are now in the process of taking over control of the system’s government in preparation for its new status as an Imperial world. As well as declaring the aforementioned changes, Senator Patreus offered a great deal of praise in response to the overwhelming number of independent pilots who travelled to Durius in order to join his cause - “In this modern age of new drive technology and rapid interstellar travel we find ourselves becoming ever more reliant on the outstanding work carried out by our honoured allies of the Pilot’s Federation. Without their timely assistance many more causalities would have befallen both sides of the conflict. Not just myself, but the people of Durius owe those brave independent pilots a debt of gratitude for...



Patreus Announces Generous Settlement of Dispute in Durius
Source: Patreus Announces Generous Settlement of Dispute in Durius (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/patreus-announces-generous-settlement-of-dispute-in-durius.89/)


Title: ED: Outcry Over Imperial Marriage Delay
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 February 2015, 08:45:07
Outcry Over Imperial Marriage Delay

Following news that the Imperial Wedding would have to be delayed indefinitely, a wave of unrest has begun manifesting itself across the Empire. Citizens from all over Imperial space have flooded popular social sites to express their disappointment, frustration and concern over the matter. One particularly angry Patron proclaimed, “It’s not about the loss of business, it’s about the loss of trust! It’s pretty clear that the Emperor has been seriously ill for quite some time, yet the Chancellor likes to pretend that everything is okay. Well it’s not okay! This latest gaff by the Imperial Palace shows just how little attention our leaders are paying to the Citizenry on the streets, they’re all too busy playing trying to grab whatever scrap of power they can, and who suffers for it? We do.” The Chancellor’s office declined to offer any new comments as to whether or not the Imperial Wedding would be rescheduled for any time in the near future.



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Outcry Over Imperial Marriage Delay
Source: Outcry Over Imperial Marriage Delay (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/outcry-over-imperial-marriage-delay.90/)


Title: ED: Dulos to Hold Referendum on Leaving the Federation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 February 2015, 13:45:05
Dulos to Hold Referendum on Leaving the Federation

The people of Dulos have finally begun preparations for the referendum that will decide whether or not the system retains its Federal status. At the moment the federal vote, represented by the Green Party of Dulos, is lagging behind by almost 30 points. If things don’t change by Monday, the Dulos Defence Party will win by a landslide, leading the system to declare itself an independent state. Polling suggests that the movement for independence has enjoyed strong support amongst the local populace, a sentiment which is becoming more and more common among systems positioned outside of the Federal core, though in the last few days Federal supporters have become more active. Of course not everyone is eager to leave the Federation behind. The independence movement in Sugrivik has failed to sway local voters to their cause, despite a significant amount of credits being spent by Purple Netcoms Holdings in an attempt to persuade people to back their play for independence. When asked for...



Dulos to Hold Referendum on Leaving the Federation
Source: Dulos to Hold Referendum on Leaving the Federation (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/dulos-to-hold-referendum-on-leaving-the-federation.94/)


Title: ED: Istanu Piracy Out of Control
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 February 2015, 13:45:06
Istanu Piracy Out of Control

An investigation into local pirate activity near the Alliance core systems has shown a focused gathering of cut-throat pirates in the Istanu system. Miners operating in the area have been abruptly forced to leave or face death at the receiving end of high powered beam lasers. One local miner who wished to remain anonymous (due to future health reasons) had this to say about the situation- “It’s out of control! These pirates won’t let an honest miner do a day’s job without gettin’ shot at. The Alliance aren’t interested in doing anything about them! We need more independent pilots to come help clean up this mess.” Individual contractors are being informed that many bounties are up for grabs. For a point of contact, CMDR Jobedy of the Alliance Outskirt Fleet has taken lead and is forming a local militia to assist the innocent miners reclaim the system.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Istanu Piracy Out of Control (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/istanu-piracy-out-of-control.95/)


Title: ED: Previously Unknown Explorer Returns from Outer Rim
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 February 2015, 13:45:06
Previously Unknown Explorer Returns from Outer Rim

Lincoln station played host to a rather eclectic delegation of scientists this weekend, as word spread of the return of Erimus Kamzel from his lengthy expedition to our galaxy’s Outer Rim. Commander Erimus’ journey, which started in Sol, saw our intrepid explorer travel a total of a staggering 144,000 light years before he was able to return home. Part of the journey saw Erimus pass through the Galactic Core, where he was able to collect great swathes of data on areas such as the Greae Phio Stellar Forge, the Phipoea Nebula and the Dryad Chrea Stellar Remnant. Perhaps most exciting of all, Commander Erimus is believed to have mapped out a whole host of previously unexplored areas of space beyond the Scutum-Centaurus Arm. Federal, Imperial and Independent scientists from institutions all over occupied space are now engaged in a hot bidding war to see who will be the first to get their hands on Commander Erimus’ records. Erimus has issued a statement saying that he believes his...



Previously Unknown Explorer Returns from Outer Rim
Source: Previously Unknown Explorer Returns from Outer Rim (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/previously-unknown-explorer-returns-from-outer-rim.97/)


Title: ED: Sale at LHS 3447 Ends
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 February 2015, 18:45:09
Sale at LHS 3447 Ends

The Future of LHS 3447 Party, in partnership with the LHS 3447 Dynamic and Co Corporation, would like to take this opportunity to thank customers both old and new for their continued patronage. The last week has seen an unprecedented number of traders pass through the system, with reports indicating that profits are up over 500% across the board. The biggest winners were the shipyards in Dalton Gateway, who saw profits soar an unprecedented 65 fold after selling a record breaking 2364 ships in just 5 days. Perhaps unsurprisingly, a large portion of those profits can be attributed to unprecedented sales of the ever popular Lakon Type 9 Heavy and its little sister the Lakon Type 7. Members of the local community flocked to social media to praise the leadership of the Future of LHS 3447 Party, not only for increasing trade across the board, but also for their continued commitment to making LHS 3447 a hub of Federal activity for the surrounding sector.



Source:...



Sale at LHS 3447 Ends
Source: Sale at LHS 3447 Ends (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/sale-at-lhs-3447-ends.96/)


Title: ED: Dulos Announces its Intention to Secede
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 February 2015, 18:45:09
Dulos Announces its Intention to Secede

A record number of people turned out to vote on the matter of an Independent Dulos this weekend, so much so that local station services found themselves struggling to contain the sheer number of visitors to the system. While the battle was hard fought, with impassioned last minute campaigning coming out from both sides, in the end the Defence Party of Dulos managed to garner a staggering 75% approval rating for their move towards an Independent Dulos. The Federal representatives, the Green Party of Dulos, have said that they will not be contesting the vote. This news will come as quite a blow for President Halsey, whose heavy handed rule of Federal Frontier systems has seen a number of far flung provincial governments start to question the value of maintaining ties with Sol. Doubtless this most recent defection will be watched with great interest by powers throughout the galaxy, although exact details regarding a roadmap towards true independence for Dulos has yet to be announced....



Dulos Announces its Intention to Secede
Source: Dulos Announces its Intention to Secede (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/dulos-announces-its-intention-to-secede.99/)


Title: ED: The Silver Comet
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 February 2015, 18:45:09
The Silver Comet

The bounty hunter gossip columns are abuzz with a reported sighting of the fabled 'Silver Comet'. A long-standing superstition states that "anyone who sees the Silver Comet will die," and it seems this latest sighting will only serve to reinforce the myth. The report came from Quiness by pilot Johanna Meister, Deadly rank, who has since disappeared - last sighted in the Alioth system. The Federal Navy dispatched a taskforce to investigate the mysterious comet’s appearance in Quiness, although so far they claim to have uncovered no evidence to support Commander Meister’s claim. This news hasn't stopped independent hunters from getting curious. Silhar Bradeus, head of the Bounty Hunters Guild, has offered a hefty reward for any information on the Silver Comet or the location of missing pilot Johanna Meister.



Source: Galnet News
Source: The Silver Comet (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-silver-comet.100/)


Title: ED: Congressman Had Early Knowledge of VP’s Death?
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 February 2015, 09:45:06
Congressman Had Early Knowledge of VP’s Death?

The press furore over the death of the Federal Vice President has been given a new burst of life, after a recording of a local constituency meeting was released on the scurrilous news channel ‘The Low Down’. In the otherwise low-key meeting held in a village outside Quenisset, Mars, on January 12th, the local mayor offered his condolences to the family and friends of a local businessman murdered during a robbery earlier in the week. George Fallside, the local Congressman, was present at the meeting. The Congressman, who was clearly distracted by social media at the time of the meeting, followed the mayor’s speech by offering his condolences to the Vice President’s family. This was an hour after the VP’s death, but half an hour before the news of his death broke. The Congressman was not available for comment, but an aide has said - “Is it a big deal? He clearly misheard what was said.” On ‘The Low Down’ they followed up by emphasising the Congressman’s links with the military, and...



Congressman Had Early Knowledge of VP’s Death?
Source: Congressman Had Early Knowledge of VP’s Death? (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/congressman-had-early-knowledge-of-vps-death.103/)


Title: ED: Vive La Révolution De Lave
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 February 2015, 09:45:06
Vive La Révolution De Lave

Word circulated recently on the Galnet boards that a coalition of pilots of French origin (a country from ancient Earth, whose descendants still speak an archaic dialect) were planning to launch a violent coup aimed at gaining control of Lave station. As home to one of the galaxy’s finest flight schools, Lave holds deep sentimental value to many pilots from all walks of life. Lord Ryan of Ugain was the first to hit back, “My family emigrated from Lave to the Empire back in the days of Walden! We won't let the system succumb to tyranny again!” Commander Ulysses Wolf, an Imperial Explorer, also hit back, “We won't just stand by and let it happen!” Many other pilots also voiced their discontent, suggesting that if a French Coalition did attempt a takeover they'd have more than just local Alliance Forces to deal with. President James Gibson of Lave couldn't be reached for comment.



Source:...



Vive La Révolution De Lave
Source: Vive La Révolution De Lave (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/vive-la-revolution-de-lave.101/)


Title: ED: Mistaken Identity Leads to Outrage Amongst Explorers’ Association
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 February 2015, 09:45:06
Mistaken Identity Leads to Outrage Amongst Explorers’ Association

In a surprising twist to a story published earlier in the week, it would appear that the man previously believed to have been Commander Kamzel of the DSS Beagle, was in fact an imposter who had stolen the Commander’s identity in order to try and sell millions of credits worth of bogus data. According to the real Commander Kamzel’s support team, the last communiqué from the intrepid explorer had come just days before the imposter had carried out his plan to impersonate the Commander. The communiqué in question stated that the Commander’s trusty ASP, the DSS Beagle, had received significant damage while in the outer reaches of the galaxy. Lincoln station security services believe that the imposter managed to intercept the message to Kamzel’s team, at which point the thief decided to take advantage of the uncertainty surrounding the fate of the DSS Beagle in order to steal millions of credits. It is believed that Commander Kamzel is currently on his way towards the Scutum-Centaurus...



Mistaken Identity Leads to Outrage Amongst Explorers’ Association
Source: Mistaken Identity Leads to Outrage Amongst Explorers’ Association (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/mistaken-identity-leads-to-outrage-amongst-explorers-association.102/)


Title: ED: Senator Offers Deep Discounts on Military Surplus
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 February 2015, 14:45:13
Senator Offers Deep Discounts on Military Surplus

Following on from the cessation of hostilities in Durius, civic management teams operating on behalf of Senator Patreus have declared that they will be holding a fire sale to clear out any excess equipment which the citizens of Durius no longer require. It is hoped that the sale will generate some much needed capital for the impoverished region, although how many of the credits will be directly spent on the Durius system remains unknown. When asked to comment on the matter, Senator Patreus’s office said that a fair repayment schedule has been organised. They went on to state that most of the credits accrued would be left in the hands of the Citizens of Tradition, who will continue to manage the day to day running of Durius for the foreseeable future. It is not clear at this stage whether this will cover the repayments. Any pilots interested in saving themselves some serious credits on small non-Imperial ship upgrades are advised to head over to the Speke Prospect outpost in Durius...



Senator Offers Deep Discounts on Military Surplus
Source: Senator Offers Deep Discounts on Military Surplus (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/senator-offers-deep-discounts-on-military-surplus.104/)


Title: ED: Federal Crackdown in Banki and BD+03 2338
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 February 2015, 14:45:13
Federal Crackdown in Banki and BD+03 2338

The Federation has started to insist that its member states follow procedure if they wish to leave. Congressman Jefferson, the Secretary of State for Finance said -

“We will take a firm stance against States withholding their contributions to the Federal budget. If States wish to leave, then they must follow the proper procedure. It may be unpopular, but that is what they agreed to.”

Reports are coming in that representatives of the Federal Navy have been deployed to Banki and BD+03 2338 with explicit orders to bring the systems back under Federal Law.

Independent pilots interested in gaining favour with the Federation are being asked to assist the Gold Advanced Partners in Banki, and the Progressive Party in BD+03 2338. Both groups have been given access to sizeable war chests by the Federal Navy.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal Crackdown in Banki and BD+03 2338 (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-crackdown-in-banki-and-bd-03-2338.105/)


Title: ED: The Nevermore Not Ready for Duty
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 April 2015, 12:45:05
The Nevermore Not Ready for Duty

Core Dynamics has been put in the deeply embarrassing position of having to further postpone the maiden voyage of the FNS Nevermore. Representatives of Core Dynamics have confirmed that this most recent delay is due to faulty sensor and turret targeting arrays.

The faults first came to light when engineers began running the FNS Nevermore through its standard weapon diagnostic checks late last week. According to Core Dynamics, the FNS Nevermore's weapon systems gave engineers the all clear,...



The Nevermore Not Ready for Duty
Source: The Nevermore Not Ready for Duty (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-nevermore-not-ready-for-duty.200/)


Title: ED: Onionhead Returns to Kappa Fornacis
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 April 2015, 12:45:05
Onionhead Returns to Kappa Fornacis

The Kappa Fornacis Farmers Union appears to be up to its old tricks again, as news has started to come out of the region that Onionhead is once again available in the ports around Panem.

"We aren't going to be kept down by the man, man," Georgio Algeria announced to the gathered crowds in the marketplace aboard Harvestport. "You can't stop the crop. It's always out there, man. That's nature, that's just how it works. The people know what they want, and what they want is 100% organic,...



Onionhead Returns to Kappa Fornacis
Source: Onionhead Returns to Kappa Fornacis (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/onionhead-returns-to-kappa-fornacis.201/)


Title: ED: Eyes on Lugh
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 April 2015, 12:45:06
Eyes on Lugh

Federal forces continue to dominate the skies of Lugh. The Crimson State Group's air defences have been all but shredded, with the majority of their fleet now adopting a defensive position around Balandin Gateway and Knight Dock.

Thanks to the actions of a crack troop of Federal Marines, Seega Port was secured with only a handful of soldiers being lost in the process. Federation forces are now working hard to secure Read Gateway for use as a staging post, from which they plan to launch a...



Eyes on Lugh
Source: Eyes on Lugh (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/eyes-on-lugh.202/)


Title: ED: Patreus and the Princess
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 April 2015, 17:45:03
Patreus and the Princess

Senator Patreus and Aisling Duval have been spotted out and about on Faece this weekend. The Empire's newest power couple took to the fashion halls for a pleasant afternoon shopping spree, accompanied by a vast entourage of followers and hangers-on.

The couple walked hand in hand as security cleared the way for them to enter shops and purchase beverages. The pair spent around three hours perusing the goods on offer in the Faece fashion halls, before retiring to Senator Patreus's ship for a...



Patreus and the Princess
Source: Patreus and the Princess (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/patreus-and-the-princess.203/)


Title: ED: President Orders Strike on Federal Refugees
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 April 2015, 17:45:03
President Orders Strike on Federal Refugees

Disaster struck in Lugh today, following orders given by President Halsey demanding that Federal pilots attack and destroy an unarmed refugee convoy as it fled from the fighting around Lugh 6. It is estimated that 9,322 innocent Federal civilians lost their lives in the attack.

The President claims that she was presented with evidence by the Joint Intelligence Committee which confirmed that Éamonn Uí Laoghire, leader of the Crimson State Group, would be aboard one of the transports with his...



President Orders Strike on Federal Refugees
Source: President Orders Strike on Federal Refugees (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/president-orders-strike-on-federal-refugees.204/)


Title: ED: Faith in President Falling
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 April 2015, 17:45:03
Faith in President Falling

Recent popularity polls have scored the President at a shockingly low 26% approval rating, with 43% of those questioned stating that they strongly disapprove of the President's current policy decisions.

Doubtless the latest developments in the war for Lugh are sure to be of huge concern for President Halsey. Not only has her mismanagement of the war caused the death of countless innocent Federal civilians, many of whom died as a direct result of orders given by the President, but it also now...



Faith in President Falling
Source: Faith in President Falling (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/faith-in-president-falling.205/)


Title: ED: Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Black Prototypes Revealed
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 April 2015, 22:45:04
Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Black Prototypes Revealed

The NVIDIA labs, in association with Reynhardt IntelliSys, are pleased to announce that prototypes of the GeForce GTX Titan Black graphics card are now available for purchase from one exclusive outlet.

A masterpiece of engineering, the NVIDIA Geforce GTX Titan Black represents the cutting edge of display technology. It balances a sleek design with uncompromising performance and unparalleled processing power, making the Titan Black one of the most desirable display modules in the entire...



Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Black Prototypes Revealed
Source: Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Black Prototypes Revealed (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/nvidia-geforce-gtx-titan-black-prototypes-revealed.206/)


Title: ED: The Battle for Hartsfield
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 April 2015, 22:45:04
The Battle for Hartsfield

In what can only be described as a devastating blow for the Federation, the Crimson State Group and the Sons of Conn have managed to wrestle control of Hartsfield Market from the Lugh for Equality Party.

The fighting in the halls of Hartsfield was particularly bloody, with tens of thousands having been killed on both sides of the conflict. Federal forces managed to hold the bridge for almost 78 hours after the rest of the station fell, but the Sons of Conn were eventually able to break...



The Battle for Hartsfield
Source: The Battle for Hartsfield (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-battle-for-hartsfield.207/)


Title: ED: Late Night Session Held Over Lugh Escalation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 April 2015, 22:45:04
Late Night Session Held Over Lugh Escalation

The debate in Congress turned ugly tonight, as members of both parties grilled the President over her mishandling of the Federation's interests during the last six months.

Particularly hot topics included the heavy-handed ban against Onionhead, the resultant bombing of Panem, the loss of multiple frontier systems to pirates and apathy, as well as her most recent blunders in the handling of the attack on Lugh.

Shadow President Hudson went so far as to remark:

"The Federal Navy handed you...



Late Night Session Held Over Lugh Escalation
Source: Late Night Session Held Over Lugh Escalation (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/late-night-session-held-over-lugh-escalation.208/)


Title: ED: Navy Withdraws from Lugh – Fighting Continues
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 April 2015, 08:45:08
Navy Withdraws from Lugh – Fighting Continues

Following last night's special session, Congress has decided to temporarily pull the Federal Navy from active duty in Lugh. Navy vessels are currently in the process of being diverted to Qureshi Enterprise in Khaka, where they will remain until such time as Congress decides on how to best end the current conflict.

Despite the official withdrawal of the Federal Navy, Lugh continues to find itself embroiled in an ongoing civil war between the Crimson State Group and the Lugh for Equality...



Navy Withdraws from Lugh – Fighting Continues
Source: Navy Withdraws from Lugh – Fighting Continues (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/navy-withdraws-from-lugh-fighting-continues.209/)


Title: ED: Demand for Original Onionhead Higher Than Ever
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 April 2015, 08:45:09
Demand for Original Onionhead Higher Than Ever

Thousands of traders have started flocking back to Kappa Fornacis following the announcement that Onionhead is once again available for sale onboard Harvestport.

Demand for the original strain of Onionhead has remained high over the last few months, despite (or perhaps due to) the Federation's attempts to completely wipe the plant from the face of the galaxy. Street prices for the totally organic narcotic had skyrocketed by several hundred per cent, although the price is expected to level...



Demand for Original Onionhead Higher Than Ever
Source: Demand for Original Onionhead Higher Than Ever (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/demand-for-original-onionhead-higher-than-ever.210/)


Title: ED: The War for Lugh: A Temporary Peace
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 April 2015, 08:45:09
The War for Lugh: A Temporary Peace

The strike against Federal civilians by the Federal Navy, coupled with the capture of Hartsfield Market a few hours later, caused mass confusion and disenchantment among Federal pilots operating in the area. Mercenaries who had previously fought for the Federation began defecting en masse, bolstering CSG forces to the point where they almost equalled the Federal forces in size.

As a result of having gained control of Lugh's satellite defence system during the capture of Hartsfield Market,...



The War for Lugh: A Temporary Peace
Source: The War for Lugh: A Temporary Peace (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-war-for-lugh-a-temporary-peace.213/)


Title: ED: The War for Lugh: The Turning Point
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 April 2015, 13:45:04
The War for Lugh: The Turning Point

The turning point in the war came during the Federation's attack on Read Gateway.

Cormac Uí Laoghire led the defence of the outpost personally, and after several days of fierce fighting, the Crimson State Group finally managed to achieve their first victory by successfully defending Read Gateway.

However, the reality is that it was more a failure on President Halsey's part than a victory on behalf of Crimson State. The defence only succeeded due to the Federation running dangerously low on...



The War for Lugh: The Turning Point
Source: The War for Lugh: The Turning Point (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-war-for-lugh-the-turning-point.212/)


Title: ED: The War for Lugh: Federal Domination
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 April 2015, 13:45:04
The War for Lugh: Federal Domination

The past fortnight has seen a devastating war rage through the once peaceful nation of Lugh.

The Crimson State Group, led by Éamonn Uí Laoghire, has long sought to establish Lugh as an independent system. However, it wasn't until Éamonn attempted to gain support from Alliance officials that things began to get violent.

Fearful that yet another rich, powerful system would soon leave the Federal fold, President Jasmina Halsey ordered the Federal Navy to suppress the populist uprising....



The War for Lugh: Federal Domination
Source: The War for Lugh: Federal Domination (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-war-for-lugh-federal-domination.211/)


Title: ED: NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Black Prototypes Revealed
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 April 2015, 13:45:04
NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Black Prototypes Revealed

The NVIDIA labs, in association with Reynhardt IntelliSys, are pleased to announce that prototypes of the GeForce GTX Titan Black graphics card are now available for purchase from one exclusive outlet.

A masterpiece of engineering, the NVIDIA Geforce GTX Titan Black represents the cutting edge of display technology. It balances a sleek design with uncompromising performance and unparalleled processing power, making the Titan Black one of the most desirable display modules in the entire...



NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Black Prototypes Revealed
Source: NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Black Prototypes Revealed (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/nvidia-geforce-gtx-titan-black-prototypes-revealed.214/)


Title: ED: Explorers Needed for Alliance Colonisation Programme
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 April 2015, 18:45:08
Explorers Needed for Alliance Colonisation Programme

Beyond the borders of occupied human space, the vast mysteries of the universe are waiting to be discovered. The last thousand years of human history have been shaped by our combined ability to travel through the stars in search of a better future.

Yet what has humanity done with this precious gift? The same thing we've always done. We wasted it.

Greed and war run rampant throughout the galaxy, and the concept of freedom has become nothing more than a buzzword spewed by people who have...



Explorers Needed for Alliance Colonisation Programme
Source: Explorers Needed for Alliance Colonisation Programme (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/explorers-needed-for-alliance-colonisation-programme.215/)


Title: ED: Aisling Calls Out Zemina
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 April 2015, 18:45:08
Aisling Calls Out Zemina

Aisling Duval was in the spotlight again last night, as the diva Duval took to the streams on the popular Imperial talk show, 'A Fireside Chat with Serena'.

Aisling started the show with some high praise for her 'Angels' , who have been working hard to remove all unruly elements on Cemiess.

"What they've done, it's just so uplifting, you know. To know that I, like, inspire people like that. It's just really great, y'know. Especially when certain people, certain ancient, misguided, possibly...



Aisling Calls Out Zemina
Source: Aisling Calls Out Zemina (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/aisling-calls-out-zemina.216/)


Title: ED: Hudson Attacks President's History
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 April 2015, 18:45:08
Hudson Attacks President's History

Shadow President Hudson held a press conference on Mars earlier today to address rumours that he would be seeking support to oust President Halsey from office.

"President Halsey has proven time and time again that she is completely unfit for office. She complains about our youth wasting away in legally sanctioned virtual realities, and then off the back of shaky intelligence reports, orders the death of thousands of innocent Federal civilians trying to escape a nightmarish reality of her own...



Hudson Attacks President's History
Source: Hudson Attacks President's History (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/hudson-attacks-presidents-history.217/)


Title: ED: Naylor Pledges Support of Halsey
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 April 2015, 23:45:03
Naylor Pledges Support of Halsey

After Shadow President Hudson's scathing attack on President Halsey earlier this morning, Vice President Naylor has sworn to continue his support of President Halsey.

"The President has had to make some hard decisions. Is she always right? That's not for me to say. What I can say is that if I were in her shoes, having to make decisions based on the same information, I would have almost certainly made the same decisions."

"Loss of life is always regrettable, as is the loss of any member...



Naylor Pledges Support of Halsey
Source: Naylor Pledges Support of Halsey (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/naylor-pledges-support-of-halsey.218/)


Title: ED: Patreus Demands Debt from Themiscrya
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 April 2015, 23:45:03
Patreus Demands Debt from Themiscrya

The small system of Themiscrya has found itself embroiled in a row with Imperial Senator Denton Patreus. According to sources close to the situation, last year the Nationals of Themiscrya borrowed heavily from Senator Patreus in order to initiate regime change in Themiscrya. Now the Senator has called in the debt, and the Nationals of Themiscrya find themselves in the unfortunate position of being unable to make good on their obligations.

Since taking over the government of Themiscrya last...



Patreus Demands Debt from Themiscrya
Source: Patreus Demands Debt from Themiscrya (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/patreus-demands-debt-from-themiscrya.219/)


Title: ED: Aisling's Angels Challenge the Senator's Slavers
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 April 2015, 23:45:03
Aisling's Angels Challenge the Senator's Slavers

The fortunes of societies least fortunate may finally be changing this week, as Senator Torval has accepted a challenge to go head to head with the Diva Duval to prove once and for all whose position the citizens of the Empire truly support.

Senator Torval and the Imperial Society will be buying up all the unregulated Slaves they can get their hands on at Lagerkvist Gateway in Synteini.

Aisling Duval, in association with Stop Slavery Stupid and the Empire Party, will be accepting donations...



Aisling's Angels Challenge the Senator's Slavers
Source: Aisling's Angels Challenge the Senator's Slavers (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/aislings-angels-challenge-the-senators-slavers.220/)


Title: ED: Princess Arissa Addresses the Nation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 April 2015, 09:45:04
Princess Arissa Addresses the Nation

In what can only be seen as a result of the attack on her alleged father, Princess Arissa Lavigny-Duval has today broken her long silence in an address to the nation on the steps of the Imperial Palace.

"Honoured citizens of the Empire, my Imperial brothers and sisters, I come before you today not as a Princess or as a Senator, but as a concerned daughter of this nation."

"In our father's long absence, certain undesirable elements have sought to usurp the right and just laws which govern our...



Princess Arissa Addresses the Nation
Source: Princess Arissa Addresses the Nation (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/princess-arissa-addresses-the-nation.221/)


Title: ED: A Light in the Dark
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 April 2015, 19:45:05
A Light in the Dark

Since Princess Arissa's impassioned speech on the steps of the Imperial palace yesterday evening, Citizens the length and breadth of the Empire have been speculating as to which group (or groups) prompted the princess to take such a public stand against them.

Despite rumours suggesting that the speech was intended as a warning to Senators Torval and Patreus, both of whom have flouted Imperial law on multiple occasions, GalNet can now exclusively reveal that the Princess was in fact talking...



A Light in the Dark
Source: A Light in the Dark (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/a-light-in-the-dark.222/)


Title: ED: President Halsey Addresses Accusations
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 April 2015, 23:45:18
President Halsey Addresses Accusations

President Jasmina Halsey has finally chosen to directly address Shadow President Hudson's campaign to see her removed from office. In a statement issued during a rare appearance on 'Face the People', the President had this to say about her current situation:

"I am deeply disappointed by Mr Hudson's conduct. Have mistakes been made? Perhaps. But I say to you, any mistakes that were made, were made worse due to the constant interference of certain parties within our own ranks."

"As...



President Halsey Addresses Accusations
Source: President Halsey Addresses Accusations (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/president-halsey-addresses-accusations.223/)


Title: ED: Hudson Takes Tour of Brightlight Facilities in Hors
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 April 2015, 23:45:18
Hudson Takes Tour of Brightlight Facilities in Hors

Shadow President Hudson, accompanied by several of Admiral Vincent's closest aides, received a warm greeting when he visited the Hors system earlier today. The group met with Duke Sanders to discuss the possibility of extending the remit of Brightlight Training's Federal contracts.

Representing the gold standard in private training centres, Brightlight offers a variety of educational services to corporations throughout the Federation. With the recent failures in communication between the...



Hudson Takes Tour of Brightlight Facilities in Hors
Source: Hudson Takes Tour of Brightlight Facilities in Hors (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/hudson-takes-tour-of-brightlight-facilities-in-hors.224/)


Title: ED: In the Emperor's Name
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 April 2015, 10:45:04
In the Emperor's Name

The last week has seen a bustle of activity in Imperial space.

Senator Torval went head to head with Aisling Duval to prove once and for all that Imperial Slavery is here to stay. Aisling's Angels did the best they could to support the people's princess, freeing an astonishing 1,149,756 Imperial Slaves in the span of just one week. Unfortunately for the diva Duval, the Imperial Slavers Association managed to acquire a staggering 2,387,567 Unregulated Slaves in the same space of time.

The...



In the Emperor's Name
Source: In the Emperor's Name (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/in-the-emperors-name.228/)


Title: ED: Themiscrya Reaches Agreement on National Debt
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 April 2015, 10:45:04
Themiscrya Reaches Agreement on National Debt

Senator Denton Patreus issued notice 8 days ago of his intention to seek legal recourse over the Nationals of Themiscrya's failure to meet their financial obligations. The news sent waves of panic through the tiny independent system, with many residents choosing to flee rather than risk being turned into assets to appease the Senator.

However, reports coming from Ritchey Port indicate that a new debt agreement has been reached between Silver Universal PLC and the Nationals of Themiscrya,...



Themiscrya Reaches Agreement on National Debt
Source: Themiscrya Reaches Agreement on National Debt (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/themiscrya-reaches-agreement-on-national-debt.227/)


Title: ED: When Worlds Collide
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 April 2015, 11:45:09
When Worlds Collide

Reports are coming in from all over the Federation of a resurgence in nightclubs catering to under-40s. Analysts are at a loss to explain why so many Federal youths have suddenly decided to abandon their artificial realities in favour of physical content, but the numbers don't lie.

Over 30% of under-40s who responded to a recent GalNet poll said that they'd visited a physical nightclub in the last month, compared to just 12% during the same period last year.

The shift has already seen...



When Worlds Collide
Source: When Worlds Collide (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/when-worlds-collide.229/)


Title: ED: Imperial Citizens are Meant to Fly
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 April 2015, 17:45:04
Imperial Citizens are Meant to Fly

Evidently the Senator from Facece wasn't engaging in empty political posturing when she said that she would find those responsible for the attack on her father. On Arissa's orders a sizeable number of Counts and Earls have flocked to Facece to help investigate both their fellow nobility and the citizenry under their care.

Now, in a move doubtlessly spurred by the ongoing investigation, reports coming from Nu state that the Princess Lavigny-Duval has ordered a sizeable fleet of Imperial...



Imperial Citizens are Meant to Fly
Source: Imperial Citizens are Meant to Fly (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/imperial-citizens-are-meant-to-fly.230/)


Title: ED: Public Polled on President
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 April 2015, 18:31:57
Public Polled on President

Recent GalPoll results show that the President's popularity continues to fall, with her approval rating now down to an abysmal 16%, the lowest approval rating of any President to have ever remained in office in the history of the Federation.

Some (anonymous) comments from the survey are included below:

"This woman, who bombs innocent planets, who happily slaughters people, and, you know, pumps the food chain full of garbage and just everything evil she does, she probably thinks it's funny....



Public Polled on President
Source: Public Polled on President (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/public-polled-on-president.231/)


Title: ED: Patreus and the Princess Share Food for Thought
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 April 2015, 14:45:05
Patreus and the Princess Share Food for Thought

Denton Patreus and Aisling Duval were spotted grabbing dinner in Capitol late last night at the very exclusive pop-up restaurant, Fodder. The Empire's favourite power couple appeared to have a good time, with the pair polishing off several bottles of Chateau De Aegaeon during the course of their three-hour meal.

Aisling looked stunning in a lace red dress with matching accessories. Senator Patreus was his usual dashing self, although he had chosen to go for a more casual unbuttoned look for...



Patreus and the Princess Share Food for Thought
Source: Patreus and the Princess Share Food for Thought (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/patreus-and-the-princess-share-food-for-thought.232/)


Title: ED: Kui Hsien and Quivira Refuse Raise in Rates
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 April 2015, 14:45:05
Kui Hsien and Quivira Refuse Raise in Rates

Last week it was announced that Silver Universal PLC, the financial branch of the military corporate conglomerate led by Senator Patreus, would be raising interest rates on all outstanding loan agreements.

Following the news, several dozen independent systems reached out to Silver Universal PLC to ask to refinance their previously agreed loans. Silver Universal PLC was gracious enough to work with its debtors to come to new arrangements wherever possible. In some instances, new deals could...



Kui Hsien and Quivira Refuse Raise in Rates
Source: Kui Hsien and Quivira Refuse Raise in Rates (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/kui-hsien-and-quivira-refuse-raise-in-rates.233/)


Title: ED: Hudson has Medical Meeting in Mongan
Post by: RSSFeeder on 14 April 2015, 20:45:08
Hudson has Medical Meeting in Mongan

The Shadow President's tour of the Federation continued this week with a visit to the Reyan BPS headquarters aboard Moisuc Station, Mongan.

Shadow President Hudson met with healthcare mogul and Reyan BPS CEO, Sam Reyan, to discuss ways in which Reyan BPS and the Federal government can come together to ensure a healthier future for all members of the Federation.

Subjects under discussion included a potential universal healthcare scheme, improved supply chains for frontier worlds and a number...



Hudson has Medical Meeting in Mongan
Source: Hudson has Medical Meeting in Mongan (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/hudson-has-medical-meeting-in-mongan.234/)


Title: ED: President Under Pressure to Punish Panem
Post by: RSSFeeder on 14 April 2015, 20:45:08
President Under Pressure to Punish Panem

Shadow President Hudson appeared before Congress earlier today to demand that President Halsey address the continued spread of Onionhead throughout Federal space.

Despite the implementation of aggressive Federal policies aimed at criminalising possession and distribution of Onionhead, recent reports suggest that Onionhead sales have gone up by as much as 800% in some regions.

With prohibition clearly failing, Congress is now calling on the President to once again act against the Onionhead...



President Under Pressure to Punish Panem
Source: President Under Pressure to Punish Panem (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/president-under-pressure-to-punish-panem.235/)


Title: ED: Operation Tomahawk Aims to Rid Lave of CODE Threat
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 April 2015, 11:45:08
Operation Tomahawk Aims to Rid Lave of CODE Threat

As the war in Lave continues between CODE and Cosmic State, reports have emerged to suggest that Cosmic State have chosen Adle's Armada as unlikely allies in what's being called Operation Tomahawk.

The accusation is that CODE are charging traders and others passers-by for "travel passes" in the Lave system, which are valid only for a set period, and will provide protection against CODE attacks.

These reports would seem to indicate that no visitor to Lave is safe unless a travel pass has been...



Operation Tomahawk Aims to Rid Lave of CODE Threat
Source: Operation Tomahawk Aims to Rid Lave of CODE Threat (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/operation-tomahawk-aims-to-rid-lave-of-code-threat.236/)


Title: ED: Exphiay Entertains Shadow President
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 April 2015, 11:45:08
Exphiay Entertains Shadow President

This evening marks the 153rd annual Exphiay Bankers' Ball. Shadow President Hudson will be in attendance, as will Frank Hall – CEO of Gallant Investment, Paul Wiggins – CEO of Wiggins Development Trust, and Patricia Spellman – Vice President of Sirius Finance.

The 1 million-credits-a-head dinner will see the Federation's rich and famous rub shoulders with some of the galaxy's most influential powerbrokers. One of the main topics of conversation is expected to revolve around fiscal...



Exphiay Entertains Shadow President
Source: Exphiay Entertains Shadow President (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/exphiay-entertains-shadow-president.237/)


Title: ED: The Low Cost of Lives
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 April 2015, 11:45:08
The Low Cost of Lives

The office of Senator Arissa Lavigny-Duval issued a statement this morning to reveal what information had been collected by members of the Imperial Court loyal to the House of Duval.

"The Princess is extremely grateful for the support offered by her allies in these difficult times."

"As expected, the interrogation of the would-be-assassin failed to produce any useful information as to who ordered the attack. Fortunately the ex-assassin was persuaded to divulge the name of the organisation...



The Low Cost of Lives
Source: The Low Cost of Lives (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-low-cost-of-lives.238/)


Title: ED: The Talons of Justice
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 April 2015, 21:45:03
The Talons of Justice

During an exclusive interview with the popular Imperial politics programme, 'Question Everything', Senator Arissa Lavigny-Duval provided some new insight into the ongoing investigation into the attempted assassination of Emperor Hengist Duval.

"The fact that anyone would attack the Emperor, in his own palace, when for all intents and purposes he's already on his deathbed, is symptomatic of a very serious sickness within our society."

"Certain elements, criminal and otherwise, see the current...



The Talons of Justice
Source: The Talons of Justice (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-talons-of-justice.239/)


Title: ED: East India Company Announces Galactic Silk Road
Post by: RSSFeeder on 16 April 2015, 12:45:13
East India Company Announces Galactic Silk Road

The East India Company, one of the larger pilots' federation members, recently announced a new initiative they are calling "the Galactic Silk Road". This is a public trade route available to all, and features seventeen of the most highly profitable stops in civilised space.

Although profitable trade routes are nothing new, the East India Company spokesperson in charge of the route, a CMDR Bunny, announced that the organisation will provide protection to those traders wanting to benefit, and...



East India Company Announces Galactic Silk Road
Source: East India Company Announces Galactic Silk Road (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/east-india-company-announces-galactic-silk-road.240/)


Title: ED: Imperial Law and Order: Investigation into Attack on Emperor Continues
Post by: RSSFeeder on 16 April 2015, 22:45:06
Imperial Law and Order: Investigation into Attack on Emperor Continues

Arissa Lavigny-Duval's ongoing investigation in to the attack on the Emperor took the Princess to Nehet yesterday, where the Senator from Facece directed her followers to launch an all out attack on the Nehet Silver Ring.

Hundreds of pilots answered Arissa's call to arms, and under the direction of the Patrons of Law the makeshift fleet was able to provide more than enough firepower to grind the Nehet Silver Ring into dust. While crime is still a problem for the citizens of Nehet, at least...



Imperial Law and Order: Investigation into Attack on Emperor Continues
Source: Imperial Law and Order: Investigation into Attack on Emperor Continues (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/imperial-law-and-order-investigation-into-attack-on-emperor-continues.241/)


Title: ED: Synteini Slave Sale Honours Emperor
Post by: RSSFeeder on 17 April 2015, 18:45:07
Synteini Slave Sale Honours Emperor

Last week Zemina Torval and Aisling Duval went head to head in a contest Imperial citizens have dubbed the 'Great Slaver Showdown'. Both parties used the competition as an excuse to promote their own radical philosophies regarding the laws surrounding Imperial Slavery, and it looks like we finally know whose stance the Imperial public supports more.

During the course of the competition, Aisling's Angels freed an impressive 1,149,756 slaves, but this effort was dwarfed by supporters of the...



Synteini Slave Sale Honours Emperor
Source: Synteini Slave Sale Honours Emperor (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/synteini-slave-sale-honours-emperor.242/)


Title: ED: The Hunt for Justice
Post by: RSSFeeder on 20 April 2015, 21:45:04
The Hunt for Justice

Senator Patreus has today begun the process of sending his agents to reclaim the debt owed to him by the government of Kui Hsien.

The Friends of Kui Hsien, the cooperative council that rules over the region, had previously entered into an agreement with Senator Patreus to supply Kui Hsien with the arms they needed to repel an invasion by the Federal-aligned Future of LTT 911 Party. Kui Hsien's economy was devastated during the war with LTT 911, and the Friends now find themselves in the...



The Hunt for Justice
Source: The Hunt for Justice (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-hunt-for-justice.243/)


Title: ED: Silver Allied Network Implicated in Attack on Emperor!
Post by: RSSFeeder on 21 April 2015, 12:45:06
Silver Allied Network Implicated in Attack on Emperor!

Thousands of Imperial bounty hunters answered the call of Princess Arissa over the last week, joining her in the hunt to uncover the identity of the cabal behind the cowardly attack on the ailing Emperor.

Acting on the advice of several trustworthy members of the Imperial court, the Princess began by disrupting several large-scale criminal operations taking place in Nehet and Mictlan. Hundreds of Imperial Commanders loyal to the Princess descended on the systems in force. The fury of the...



Silver Allied Network Implicated in Attack on Emperor!
Source: Silver Allied Network Implicated in Attack on Emperor! (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/silver-allied-network-implicated-in-attack-on-emperor.244/)


Title: ED: Torval Apologises for Synteini Slave Snafu
Post by: RSSFeeder on 21 April 2015, 22:45:10
Torval Apologises for Synteini Slave Snafu

Last weekend the Imperial Slavers Association was supposed to make 5 million Imperial Slaves available for a significant discount in the markets aboard Lagerkvist Gateway. Much to the dismay of hundreds of eager Imperial traders, the slaves (and their associated discount) were delayed by members of Princess Lavigny-Duval's retinue as they attempted to pass through LTT 9810.

This unfortunate snafu meant that the ISA was unable to make good on Senator Zemina Torval's promise. Reports from...



Torval Apologises for Synteini Slave Snafu
Source: Torval Apologises for Synteini Slave Snafu (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/torval-apologises-for-synteini-slave-snafu.245/)


Title: ED: Eotienses Rejuvenation Project Unveiled
Post by: RSSFeeder on 21 April 2015, 22:45:11
Eotienses Rejuvenation Project Unveiled

In what many pundits are calling a clear attempt to consolidate his position as the most influential arms dealer in the Empire, Senator Denton Patreus has today announced an initiative to rejuvenate Parkinson Dock, in order to promote the development of High Tech goods in Eotienses.

The initiative, which is being overseen by the Citizens' Forum, aims to bring thousands of new jobs to the region. Imperial corporations are already engaged in a hot bidding war over rights to establish a...



Eotienses Rejuvenation Project Unveiled
Source: Eotienses Rejuvenation Project Unveiled (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/eotienses-rejuvenation-project-unveiled.246/)


Title: ED: In the Emperor's Name
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 April 2015, 23:45:04
In the Emperor's Name

The last week has seen a bustle of activity in Imperial space.

Senator Torval went head to head with Aisling Duval to prove once and for all that Imperial Slavery is here to stay. Aisling's Angels did the best they could to support the people's princess, freeing an astonishing 1,149,756 Imperial Slaves in the span of just one week. Unfortunately for the diva Duval, the Imperial Slavers Association managed to acquire a staggering 2,387,567 Unregulated Slaves in the same space of time.

The Unregulated Slaves are currently undergoing an intensive ISA-certified retraining regime. The graduates of which are expected to go on sale from Lagerkvist Gateway next weekend.

Princess Arissa has been making her presence felt by shining a light on the darker corners of the Empire. Thousands of criminals have been apprehended by Commanders working on behalf of Arissa, although sadly only a handful of them have been able to provide any clues as to who ordered the attack on the Emperor. The Princess will announce what new information has come to light once her Imperial courtiers have finished with their current investigation.

Finally, Senator Patreus has reached a new financial agreement with Themiscrya, a system that owes the Senator a sizeable debt due to loans taken out by the current government before they came to power. In less pleasant news, Silver Universal PLC (the Senator's financial services subsidiary) has announced that from next week it will be raising interest rates on all outstanding debts owed to the Senator.



Source: Galnet News
Source: In the Emperor's Name (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/in-the-emperors-name.228/)


Title: ED: When Worlds Collide
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 April 2015, 23:45:04
When Worlds Collide

Reports are coming in from all over the Federation of a resurgence in nightclubs catering to under-40s. Analysts are at a loss to explain why so many Federal youths have suddenly decided to abandon their artificial realities in favour of physical content, but the numbers don't lie.

Over 30% of under-40s who responded to a recent GalNet poll said that they'd visited a physical nightclub in the last month, compared to just 12% during the same period last year.

The shift has already seen billions of credits being poured into local Federal economies. This is causing a series of economic booms that are allowing some previously stagnant systems to begin a period of expansion, the likes of which they haven't experienced in years.

It isn't all good news, though. Several dozen regions have reported an increase in violent crimes linked with various youth gatherings. So far most instances of violence have been self-contained, but political pundits are concerned about more widespread implications should the number of gatherings continue to grow.



Source: Galnet News
Source: When Worlds Collide (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/when-worlds-collide.229/)


Title: ED: Imperial Citizens are Meant to Fly
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 April 2015, 23:45:04
Imperial Citizens are Meant to Fly

Evidently the Senator from Facece wasn't engaging in empty political posturing when she said that she would find those responsible for the attack on her father. On Arissa's orders a sizeable number of Counts and Earls have flocked to Facece to help investigate both their fellow nobility and the citizenry under their care.

Now, in a move doubtlessly spurred by the ongoing investigation, reports coming from Nu state that the Princess Lavigny-Duval has ordered a sizeable fleet of Imperial Clippers be constructed in the shipyards of Syromyatnikov Horizons. The Senator's office on Facece has stated that the project will be jointly overseen by the Citizens of Tradition and the Gutamaya Corporation.

When asked why she felt the need to establish her own personal fleet, the Princess had this to say:

"There is a venom running through the veins of our great nation, a poison that threatens to consume each and every one of us through our own avarice and spite. This fleet represents a cure. It will be a lance of light that acts to purge the darkness threatening to engulf our homes and corrupt our children. With this fleet I will reclaim our people's honour, and in doing so I will bring a true and lasting peace to the streets of the Empire."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Imperial Citizens are Meant to Fly (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/imperial-citizens-are-meant-to-fly.230/)


Title: ED: Public Polled on President
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 April 2015, 09:45:06
Public Polled on President

Recent GalPoll results show that the President's popularity continues to fall, with her approval rating now down to an abysmal 16%, the lowest approval rating of any President to have ever remained in office in the history of the Federation.

Some (anonymous) comments from the survey are included below:

"This woman, who bombs innocent planets, who happily slaughters people, and, you know, pumps the food chain full of garbage and just everything evil she does, she probably thinks it's funny. Well it's not funny. It's sick. She should be ashamed of herself. "

"Does President Halsey even stand for anything? Seems to me all she does is chase around desperately trying to get people to like her. Well, newsflash, Mrs President, no one likes you."

"I think the President is a good woman. She did a lot of good back home and I'm sure she could do a lot of good as a member of Congress. A good President though? No. I'm afraid she's just not a good fit."

"I didn't vote for her then, and I wouldn't vote for her now!"



Source: Galnet News
Source: Public Polled on President (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/public-polled-on-president.231/)


Title: ED: Patreus and the Princess Share Food for Thought
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 April 2015, 09:45:08
Patreus and the Princess Share Food for Thought

Denton Patreus and Aisling Duval were spotted grabbing dinner in Capitol late last night at the very exclusive pop-up restaurant, Fodder. The Empire's favourite power couple appeared to have a good time, with the pair polishing off several bottles of Chateau De Aegaeon during the course of their three-hour meal.

Aisling looked stunning in a lace red dress with matching accessories. Senator Patreus was his usual dashing self, although he had chosen to go for a more casual unbuttoned look for his dinner date with the people's princess.

After dinner the pair are believed to have retired to the Senator's ship, the Imperial Freedom, which departed Capitol for Eotienses this morning. According to Capitol Space Control, Aisling was onboard the Imperial Freedom when it departed.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Patreus and the Princess Share Food for Thought (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/patreus-and-the-princess-share-food-for-thought.232/)


Title: ED: Kui Hsien and Quivira Refuse Raise in Rates
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 April 2015, 09:45:08
Kui Hsien and Quivira Refuse Raise in Rates

Last week it was announced that Silver Universal PLC, the financial branch of the military corporate conglomerate led by Senator Patreus, would be raising interest rates on all outstanding loan agreements.

Following the news, several dozen independent systems reached out to Silver Universal PLC to ask to refinance their previously agreed loans. Silver Universal PLC was gracious enough to work with its debtors to come to new arrangements wherever possible. In some instances, new deals could not be made, but {Imperia} is confident that most of its clients will continue to honour their agreements, regardless of any short term difficulties they may currently be facing.

Unfortunately, not all debtors were willing to face up to their responsibilities. In particular, Kui Hsien and Quivira have refused to acknowledge Silver Universal PLC's legal right to increase its rates.

In protest, both systems have stopped all payments to Silver Universal PLC. A particularly dangerous gambit given the Senator's history when dealing with system's that refuses to pay their debts.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Kui Hsien and Quivira Refuse Raise in Rates (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/kui-hsien-and-quivira-refuse-raise-in-rates.233/)


Title: ED: Hudson has Medical Meeting in Mongan
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 April 2015, 14:45:04
Hudson has Medical Meeting in Mongan

The Shadow President's tour of the Federation continued this week with a visit to the Reyan BPS headquarters aboard Moisuc Station, Mongan.

Shadow President Hudson met with healthcare mogul and Reyan BPS CEO, Sam Reyan, to discuss ways in which Reyan BPS and the Federal government can come together to ensure a healthier future for all members of the Federation.

Subjects under discussion included a potential universal healthcare scheme, improved supply chains for frontier worlds and a number of undisclosed projects that would operate under the purview of the Federal Navy. The proposed deals could be worth trillions of credits to Reyan BPS, a corporation who has traditionally struggled to penetrate the ultra-lucrative congressional contracts market.

With so much corporate support beginning to stabilise behind Hudson, it's only a matter of time before the Shadow President finally makes his move to out Halsey from office.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Hudson has Medical Meeting in Mongan (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/hudson-has-medical-meeting-in-mongan.234/)


Title: ED: President Under Pressure to Punish Panem
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 April 2015, 14:45:04
President Under Pressure to Punish Panem

Shadow President Hudson appeared before Congress earlier today to demand that President Halsey address the continued spread of Onionhead throughout Federal space.

Despite the implementation of aggressive Federal policies aimed at criminalising possession and distribution of Onionhead, recent reports suggest that Onionhead sales have gone up by as much as 800% in some regions.

With prohibition clearly failing, Congress is now calling on the President to once again act against the Onionhead plantations on Panem. So far, the President has been reluctant to launch another attack on Panem, citing the existence of Lucan Onionhead as proof that an all-out assault on the Onionhead fields will only result in driving the operation underground.

While the President is almost certainly correct in her assessment of the situation, that fact is unlikely to stop Shadow President Hudson from demanding she does everything in her power to shut down Panem's production once and for all.



Source: Galnet News
Source: President Under Pressure to Punish Panem (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/president-under-pressure-to-punish-panem.235/)


Title: ED: Operation Tomahawk Aims to Rid Lave of CODE Threat
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 April 2015, 14:45:04
Operation Tomahawk Aims to Rid Lave of CODE Threat

As the war in Lave continues between CODE and Cosmic State, reports have emerged to suggest that Cosmic State have chosen Adle's Armada as unlikely allies in what's being called Operation Tomahawk.

The accusation is that CODE are charging traders and others passers-by for "travel passes" in the Lave system, which are valid only for a set period, and will provide protection against CODE attacks.

These reports would seem to indicate that no visitor to Lave is safe unless a travel pass has been purchased from CODE. It is not clear at this stage what the Alliance reaction is to this policy, but it seems that as long as the funds aren't being channelled into the Lavian economy, they are unlikely to take a high view of this practice.

Galnet reached out to both CODE and Cosmic State for comment, and although no word has been received from CODE, Cosmic State asserted that CMDRs Silk and Kudach were heading Operation Tomahawk, aiming to free Lave, and now potentially Leesti also, from the perceived CODE threat.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Operation Tomahawk Aims to Rid Lave of CODE Threat (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/operation-tomahawk-aims-to-rid-lave-of-code-threat.236/)


Title: ED: Exphiay Entertains Shadow President
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 April 2015, 19:45:04
Exphiay Entertains Shadow President

This evening marks the 153rd annual Exphiay Bankers' Ball. Shadow President Hudson will be in attendance, as will Frank Hall – CEO of Gallant Investment, Paul Wiggins – CEO of Wiggins Development Trust, and Patricia Spellman – Vice President of Sirius Finance.

The 1 million-credits-a-head dinner will see the Federation's rich and famous rub shoulders with some of the galaxy's most influential powerbrokers. One of the main topics of conversation is expected to revolve around fiscal responsibility in the face of the continued failing of the current Federal leadership.

Notable absences include President Halsey and Vice President Naylor, both of whom were reportedly not invited to the star-studded event. Further reports indicate that well-known liberal leaning corporations such as Better Green Developments, Roach Investment Banking, Worster Insurance, Lycan Moon Mining and Benton's Natural Remedies were also all deliberately blocked from attending.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Exphiay Entertains Shadow President (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/exphiay-entertains-shadow-president.237/)


Title: ED: The Low Cost of Lives
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 April 2015, 19:45:04
The Low Cost of Lives

The office of Senator Arissa Lavigny-Duval issued a statement this morning to reveal what information had been collected by members of the Imperial Court loyal to the House of Duval.

"The Princess is extremely grateful for the support offered by her allies in these difficult times."

"As expected, the interrogation of the would-be-assassin failed to produce any useful information as to who ordered the attack. Fortunately the ex-assassin was persuaded to divulge the name of the organisation that tasked them with the attempt."

"Members of the Imperial Court were dispatched to investigate the matter in more detail, and thanks to work carried out by Count von Auerburg, Earl Rednam and Earl Khaelmin we now know where to concentrate our efforts on next."

"Have no fear loyal citizens. Even now the Princess is preparing to initiate the next stage of the investigation. The Princess will catch those responsible, and she will make them pay for their transgressions."



Source: Galnet News
Source: The Low Cost of Lives (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-low-cost-of-lives.238/)


Title: ED: The Talons of Justice
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 April 2015, 19:45:04
The Talons of Justice

During an exclusive interview with the popular Imperial politics programme, 'Question Everything', Senator Arissa Lavigny-Duval provided some new insight into the ongoing investigation into the attempted assassination of Emperor Hengist Duval.

"The fact that anyone would attack the Emperor, in his own palace, when for all intents and purposes he's already on his deathbed, is symptomatic of a very serious sickness within our society."

"Certain elements, criminal and otherwise, see the current situation as an opportunity to advance their own agendas. At a time when we should be standing together as one nation, one voice, instead we find ourselves fractured and alone."

"It doesn't need to be this way. Together we are stronger than those who wish to seek to tear us down. "

"As proof of that, information provided by Imperial citizens loyal to the ideals upon which our nation was founded has proven invaluable in the hunt for those who sought to strike against us. In particular, agents of the Imperial Court have uncovered two potential locations which may well hold the answers we seek."

"I call on any pilot who has ever dreamed of honouring the legacy of our great Empire. Assist me in teaching the Emperor's wayward sons exactly what it means to truly be a member of the greatest nation in the galaxy."

Following the interview, word arrived at GalNet that citizens wishing to work with the Princess's new investigative task force can sign up to do so at either of the following locations:

Xuesen Orbital in Nehet

Kowal Dock in Mictlan



Source: Galnet News
Source: The Talons of Justice (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-talons-of-justice.239/)


Title: ED: East India Company Announces Galactic Silk Road
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 April 2015, 10:45:10
East India Company Announces Galactic Silk Road

The East India Company, one of the larger pilots' federation members, recently announced a new initiative they are calling "the Galactic Silk Road". This is a public trade route available to all, and features seventeen of the most highly profitable stops in civilised space.

Although profitable trade routes are nothing new, the East India Company spokesperson in charge of the route, a CMDR Bunny, announced that the organisation will provide protection to those traders wanting to benefit, and has even gone as far as to say that arrangements have been made with the Federal Navy, Mercs of Mikunn, the Merchant Marines, and other factions, in order to patrol the route and protect traders.

The new route is named after the famous four thousand mile trade route across Earth's continents of Europe and Asia, first seen over three thousand years ago, where merchants made large profits trading silk cloth, while the wealth helped the emerging cultures along the route to prosper and develop.

The stations involved in the new trade scheme are:

Gentil Hub in Harm

Hiya Orbital in Arjung

Lichtenberg City in Scirth

Oren City in Kaliki

Austin Market in Bommatsuri

Weaver Port in Feng Tanga

Capek Orbital in HIP 9989

Houtman Dock in Popocassa

Wachmann Vision in Lileni

Goddard Dock in Xi Wang Mu

Henson Gateway in Dheneb

Giunta Gateway in HIP 7916

Gould Ring in HIP 8830

Harawi Enterprise in HIP 9753

Naddoddur Hub in HR 827

Fabian Term in Badbadzist

Kagawa Vision in Nidayiman



Source: Galnet News
Source: East India Company Announces Galactic Silk Road (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/east-india-company-announces-galactic-silk-road.240/)


Title: ED: Imperial Law and Order: Investigation into Attack on Emperor Continues
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 April 2015, 10:45:10
Imperial Law and Order: Investigation into Attack on Emperor Continues

Arissa Lavigny-Duval's ongoing investigation in to the attack on the Emperor took the Princess to Nehet yesterday, where the Senator from Facece directed her followers to launch an all out attack on the Nehet Silver Ring.

Hundreds of pilots answered Arissa's call to arms, and under the direction of the Patrons of Law the makeshift fleet was able to provide more than enough firepower to grind the Nehet Silver Ring into dust. While crime is still a problem for the citizens of Nehet, at least it has finally been brought back to a manageable level.

During the process of dismantling the NSR's operation, agents loyal to Arissa uncovered evidence that criminals operating in and around Almad may have helped facilitate the attack against the Emperor.

At the same time, hundreds more pilots answered the Princess's call to end all criminal activity taking place in Mictlan. This inevitably resulted in the Mictlan Cartel being crushed beneath the weight of Arissa's stylish yet affordable Clippers (which are still available at a significant discount from Syromyatnikov Horizons in Nu).

Before the cartel's leadership met their final fate, a team of Imperial inquisitors were able to convince them to reveal who brokered the deal to strike against the Emperor. This new information points to the presence of a previously unknown underworld consultancy, who are believed to be based somewhere in the vicinity of LTT 9810.

Commanders interested in aiding the ongoing investigation can sign up for active duty at Heinkel City in Almad, and Gutierrez Terminal in LTT 9810.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Imperial Law and Order: Investigation into Attack on Emperor Continues (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/imperial-law-and-order-investigation-into-attack-on-emperor-continues.241/)


Title: ED: Synteini Slave Sale Honours Emperor
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 April 2015, 10:45:10
Synteini Slave Sale Honours Emperor

Last week Zemina Torval and Aisling Duval went head to head in a contest Imperial citizens have dubbed the 'Great Slaver Showdown'. Both parties used the competition as an excuse to promote their own radical philosophies regarding the laws surrounding Imperial Slavery, and it looks like we finally know whose stance the Imperial public supports more.

During the course of the competition, Aisling's Angels freed an impressive 1,149,756 slaves, but this effort was dwarfed by supporters of the Imperial Slavers Association, who provided a better way of life for 2,387,567 non-citizens.

In recognition of the efforts of everyone who took part in the competition, the office of Senator Torval released the following statement to GalNet:

"The ISA would like to thank all participants for the overwhelming support shown for the Imperial Slavers Association and the Imperial way of life we represent."

"Sadly even our state of the art facilities couldn't get the almost two and a half million new recruits ready for sale in such a short space of time. However, never let it be said that Zemina Torval does not keep her promises."

"In honour of the Emperor, for the glory of the House of Duval, and in recognition of all they have done to advance our people and culture, Senator Torval has today authorised the sale of 5 million Imperial Slaves, to be made available in the markets of Lagerkvist Gateway."

"5 million Imperial Slaves. 20% off regular retail price. Only while stocks last."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Synteini Slave Sale Honours Emperor (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/synteini-slave-sale-honours-emperor.242/)


Title: ED: The Hunt for Justice
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 April 2015, 15:45:06
The Hunt for Justice

Senator Patreus has today begun the process of sending his agents to reclaim the debt owed to him by the government of Kui Hsien.

The Friends of Kui Hsien, the cooperative council that rules over the region, had previously entered into an agreement with Senator Patreus to supply Kui Hsien with the arms they needed to repel an invasion by the Federal-aligned Future of LTT 911 Party. Kui Hsien's economy was devastated during the war with LTT 911, and the Friends now find themselves in the unenviable position of being unable to repay their debt.

Over the last week, dozens of local traders have gone to extraordinary efforts to stimulate Kui Hsien's economy. Sadly their efforts were not enough, as the Friends of Kui Hsien still find themselves unable to meet the financial demands placed on them by Senator Patreus and Eotienses Silver Universal PLC.

As a result, Senator Patreus has authorised the Conservatives of BV Phoenicis to begin the forfeiture process. Imperial mercenaries interested in participating in the reclamation effort are being invited to sign up for active duty aboard Aoki Dock in BV Phoenicis.



Source: Galnet News
Source: The Hunt for Justice (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-hunt-for-justice.243/)


Title: ED: Silver Allied Network Implicated in Attack on Emperor!
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 April 2015, 15:45:07
Silver Allied Network Implicated in Attack on Emperor!

Thousands of Imperial bounty hunters answered the call of Princess Arissa over the last week, joining her in the hunt to uncover the identity of the cabal behind the cowardly attack on the ailing Emperor.

Acting on the advice of several trustworthy members of the Imperial court, the Princess began by disrupting several large-scale criminal operations taking place in Nehet and Mictlan. Hundreds of Imperial Commanders loyal to the Princess descended on the systems in force. The fury of the makeshift fleet shattered the local gangs, and within 24 hours the fighting was over.

Information uncovered during the strike on Mictlan led investigators to LTT 9810, a system under the protection of Senator Zemina Torval. There it became apparent that a rogue division of the LTT 9810 Silver Allied Network had been acting as a financial consultancy service for some of the more successful Imperial crime families.

Senator Torval, along with SAN's board of directors, has denied any knowledge of the rogue division's activity. They have now opened up their records to Princess Arissa's investigators, who are currently hard at work trying to trace a series of payments that they believe may lead back to the cabal responsible for the attack.

The Princess has requested that members of her fleet remain close to Achenar. As soon as any new information is available, the next stage of the investigation will begin.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Silver Allied Network Implicated in Attack on Emperor! (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/silver-allied-network-implicated-in-attack-on-emperor.244/)


Title: ED: Torval Apologises for Synteini Slave Snafu
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 April 2015, 15:45:07
Torval Apologises for Synteini Slave Snafu

Last weekend the Imperial Slavers Association was supposed to make 5 million Imperial Slaves available for a significant discount in the markets aboard Lagerkvist Gateway. Much to the dismay of hundreds of eager Imperial traders, the slaves (and their associated discount) were delayed by members of Princess Lavigny-Duval's retinue as they attempted to pass through LTT 9810.

This unfortunate snafu meant that the ISA was unable to make good on Senator Zemina Torval's promise. Reports from those close to the Senator state that Zemina was furious when she learned that Princess Arissa's agents had seized her shipment. However, in light of the Silver Allied Network incident, the Senator is said to have since seen the wisdom of the investigators' actions.

In a statement released earlier today, Senator Torval had this to say:

"It is with deep embarrassment that I must apologise to all those whose businesses were unfortunately affected by the ongoing investigation into the attack on our beloved Emperor."

"I have no doubt that Senator Lavigny's agents acted with the Emperor's best interests at heart. As do we all. Indeed I urge those hard working loyalists to come and partake in the fantastic selection of discounted produce we have available for sale in Synteini.""

"A fresh shipment of Imperial Slaves is currently being prepared for sale at Lagerkvist Gateway. The sale is now officially underway, as promised, but stock levels will remain low until the new shipment arrives in Synteini later this week."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Torval Apologises for Synteini Slave Snafu (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/torval-apologises-for-synteini-slave-snafu.245/)


Title: ED: Eotienses Rejuvenation Project Unveiled
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 April 2015, 20:45:03
Eotienses Rejuvenation Project Unveiled

In what many pundits are calling a clear attempt to consolidate his position as the most influential arms dealer in the Empire, Senator Denton Patreus has today announced an initiative to rejuvenate Parkinson Dock, in order to promote the development of High Tech goods in Eotienses.

The initiative, which is being overseen by the Citizens' Forum, aims to bring thousands of new jobs to the region. Imperial corporations are already engaged in a hot bidding war over rights to establish a presence on the newly reinvigorated Parkinson Dock, despite rumours that most of the available space has been reserved for businesses with established ties to the Senator.

In order to properly repurpose the facilities aboard Parkinson Dock, the Citizens' Forum has placed several sizable orders of Industrial Materials in the local market. Once those orders are filled, engineers will be able to start work on the rejuvenation process.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Eotienses Rejuvenation Project Unveiled (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/eotienses-rejuvenation-project-unveiled.246/)


Title: ED: Patreus and Aisling Attend Benefit Gala
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 April 2015, 20:45:04
Patreus and Aisling Attend Benefit Gala

Denton Patreus and Aisling Duval were spotted in attendance at 'A Dinner to Defeat Dementia' in Capitol last night. The Empire's favourite power couple spent several hours mingling with Senators, CEOs and a few of the charity's lucky patrons, before dazzling the crowd with a rather energetic display on the dance floor.

Aisling was dressed in an unusually demure, long necked, floor length red gown with flowing sleeves. The Senator was dressed casually in an open necked navy blue shirt with stylish silver trimming along the collar and cuffs.

The couple were accompanied by Aisling's new entourage, a dozen young orphans, dubbed Aisling's 'Cherubs' by the attendees. The children delighted the crowd by singing, dancing and reciting several epic works of Imperial poetry.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Patreus and Aisling Attend Benefit Gala (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/patreus-and-aisling-attend-benefit-gala.247/)


Title: ED: Race to Center of Galaxy Starts in Sol
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 April 2015, 20:45:04
Race to Center of Galaxy Starts in Sol

Pilots from all over civilized space are gathering on Galileo station near planet Earth to begin one of the most ambitious organized rally race ever attempted. Called the Buckyball Run A*, this endurance race challenges commanders to reach the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*, in the shortest amount of time possible. This contest is the latest iteration of the popular Buckyball Runs, a series of unsanctioned point-to-point rally races across the galaxy.

According to Mirana Ortilano, a spokesperson for the event, the choice of Sagittarius A* as the finish line is explained by its significance as the center of the Milky Way galaxy. "It's a pilgrimage for many, for many different reasons. We're just helping pilots get there faster."

The Buckyball Run A* however differs from the previous competitions as this time the challenge will remain permanently open. To elaborate on this difference, Mirana Ortilano adds: "This is the first long distance endurance challenge. Needless to say, the risk and commitment of the pilots are much greater than in previous runs."

Although there is no prize to be won, she insists that "there is a tangible benefit. Commanders who run more than one Buckyball are invariably better pilots.The skills earned will stay with a pilot through his or her entire career."

The Buckyball Braben Star-to-Shining-Star Memorial Trophy Dash, simply known as the Buckyball Run, is not endorsed by any official organization. Commanders seeking to participate in this contest are asked to register directly with representatives of the Buckyball Run.

At the time of broadcast, the galactic record holder for the fastest travel from Galileo station to Sgr A* is commander Anuranium, at the helm of a Faulcon DeLacy Anaconda.

Léonard Chamberlain - Galnet News Correspondent



Source: Galnet News
Source: Race to Center of Galaxy Starts in Sol (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/race-to-center-of-galaxy-starts-in-sol.248/)


Title: ED: Merchant Marines Launch Operation Papercut
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 April 2015, 11:45:05
Merchant Marines Launch Operation Papercut

Reports coming in from Eotienses indicate that a group of Federal Commanders, known as the Merchant Marines, are currently engaged in a series of unauthorised attacks against Imperial traders in the employ of Senator Patreus.

In a statement released to GalNet, the Merchant Marines had this to say:

"The Merchant Marines have launched Operation Papercut. We plan to blockade the Eotienses system in an attempt to stop Imperial traders from supplying Parkinson Dock with industrial materials. The group fears that High Tech production could turn Eotienses into a catalyser for the Imperial war machine already fuelled by Denton Patreus."

"The Marines intend to interdict all traders in the system and thus halt economic growth. Traders will be given a single warning to leave the system. Any further action will result in more aggressive coercion."

GalNet reached out to President Halsey's office to request an official statement in regards to the Merchant Marines' actions. At time of press, the President's office had not yet chosen to reply.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Merchant Marines Launch Operation Papercut (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/merchant-marines-launch-operation-papercut.249/)


Title: ED: Justice Isn't Always Blind
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 April 2015, 11:45:05
Justice Isn't Always Blind

Just when it looked like the trail was turning cold, a new clue has been uncovered in the investigation into the attack on the Emperor.

According to forensic accountants working on behalf of Princess Lavigny-Duval, the evidence suggests that rogue members of Silver Allied Network channelled funds for the attack through Silver Universal Plc. The credits were then sent to an account in the HR 706 system.

Sources close to the investigation informed GalNet that the clue was actually uncovered several days ago, but certain groups within the Empire had been slow in granting the Princess's fleet unrestricted access to the system.

Whatever the truth, Princess Lavigny-Duval has finally sent word for her fleet to begin dismantling all crime syndicates operating in HR 706. It is believed that Emperor's Grace has lodged a formal complaint with the Senate over Senator Lavigny's incursion into their system, but so far the complaint has gone unanswered.

Imperial citizens interested in aiding the Princess with her investigation are being asked to report for active duty aboard Laming Orbital.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Justice Isn't Always Blind (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/justice-isnt-always-blind.250/)


Title: ED: Travel Advisory for NGC 6124
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 April 2015, 16:45:08
Travel Advisory for NGC 6124

Warning: A Travel Advisory is issued for system NGC 6124 SECTOR DW-N C6-10.

This system should be avoided, but not due to solar storms.

Explorer Lance 'Spacecat' D. (last name withheld) warped in-system only to find himself inside the corona of the system's 'B' star which is abnormally close to the 'A' star. He only survived the experience thanks to quick reflexes, an auto field maintenance unit and the ruggedness of his scorched type-6, now nicknamed the 'Sundiver'. He reprimands the system's previous explorer (name withheld) for NOT issuing such a travel advisory.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Travel Advisory for NGC 6124 (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/travel-advisory-for-ngc-6124.251/)


Title: ED: Hudson Praises Merchant Marines
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 April 2015, 21:45:07
Hudson Praises Merchant Marines

Shadow President Hudson returned to Mars today, where a throng of eager reporters waited to get the latest scoop on the Shadow President's campaign to remove President Halsey from office. Instead the Shadow President had some choice words to say about the Merchant Marines and their unsanctioned operations in Empire space.

"I hear there's been a lot of nasty accusations flying around Congress the last few days. Some have even used words like agent provocateurs, rebels, terrorists. All used to describe the brave men and women fighting to preserve our safety out there in the black."

"Well, I have another word for you."

"Heroes."

"The Empire is ramping up for war, we can all see that. It's only a matter of time before they set their eyes on Sol. Will we just sit here and watch them come? Is that how the birthplace of civilisation is going to be fall?"

"Obviously I can't condone Federal forces operating in Imperial space. Certainly Congress didn't authorise any such action. However, I can't help but respect those brave fools for what they're trying to do."

"Get home safe, Commanders. We'll be waiting for you when you do."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Hudson Praises Merchant Marines (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/hudson-praises-merchant-marines.252/)


Title: ED: Reorte Liberated by the Alliance
Post by: RSSFeeder on 26 April 2015, 17:45:05
Reorte Liberated by the Alliance

After 3 weeks of intense activity in the Lave Cluster, the Alliance Elite Diplomatic Corps (AEDC) has managed to return control of Reorte to an Alliance aligned faction.

Earlier this month, a local pirate group had attempted to rename the cluster as the "New Caribbean". While local residents were not in favour of the move, the Alliance military was initially slow to take the pirate threat seriously.

However, undercover agents working on behalf of the AEDC have been working tirelessly with local community groups in order to prepare the ground for a swift battle to retake control of Davies High.

As planned, the conflict ended swiftly and caused little disruption to the daily life of residents. Pilots from the pirate faction fought fiercely to defend their position, but the combined might of Alliance forces proved too strong, and locals woke this morning to find the "Pro-Alliance League" restoring order to their community.

Alliance approval in Reorte now stands at a staggering 93%!

Elsewhere in the cluster, groups loyal to the Alliance of Independent Systems are visibly taking the pirate threat more seriously. In Lave itself, news of their neighbours' long anticipated victory boosted the ruling "Workers of Lave Liberals" by over 20% in a flash opinion poll this morning! The combined influence for Lave's Alliance factions now appears to be over 80%.

The burning question on everyone's lips in the Old Worlds is now:

"When will Leesti return to the fold?"

It is likely that after reclaiming Reorte with minimal fuss, the experienced negotiators of AEDC are planning something similar in the cluster's most important high-tech trading system.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Reorte Liberated by the Alliance (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/reorte-liberated-by-the-alliance.253/)


Title: ED: President Halsey Denounces Patron's Principles
Post by: RSSFeeder on 27 April 2015, 23:45:05
President Halsey Denounces Patron's Principles

This weekend saw the outbreak of a skirmish between Imperial and Federal forces in the small but significant system of Volungu. Reports indicate that the conflict was started by the Patron's Principles, an Empire-aligned organisation based in the nearby Liaedin region.

For years Liaedin was caught in almost constant civil war as the Faveol and Blossom families fought to gain control of the region. The two sides eventually settled their differences, with the Imperial Faveol family ultimately being given governorship of the system.

Now it looks as if the feud could be starting up again, as the Faveol family-run Patron's Principles have made the seemingly rash decision to attempt to expand their influence beyond Liaedin's borders.

President Halsey has denounced the move by Patron's Principles, calling it 'a reckless abandonment of years of hard-won peace'. The Federal Navy has launched a small fleet to repel the invasion, and has requested that any Commanders interested in securing Volungu should sign up for active duty aboard Jemison Refinery.

When asked for comment, Chancellor Blaine's office stated that the Patron's Principles were acting without the support or knowledge of the Imperial Senate. Imperial sources close to the region noted that members of the East India Company have been dispatched to the area to try to resolve the matter peacefully.



Source: Galnet News
Source: President Halsey Denounces Patron's Principles (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/president-halsey-denounces-patrons-principles.282/)


Title: ED: Emperor's Grace Indicted in Attack on Emperor
Post by: RSSFeeder on 28 April 2015, 09:45:08
Emperor's Grace Indicted in Attack on Emperor

Several weeks ago, Imperial Palace security uncovered an attempted plot to poison Emperor Hengist Duval. Princess Lavigny-Duval and Chancellor Blaine both launched their own investigations into the matter.

The Chancellor's men managed to locate and question the would-be-assassin, but they were unable to extract any useful information.

Fortunately, members of the Imperial Court had more success. They identified several criminal syndicates operating in the areas around Nehet and Mictlan that were rumoured to have ties with a secretive underworld wetwork firm.

After smashing more than a few pirate dens, Imperial investigators learned that funds for the hit had been channelled via Silver Allied Network through Silver Universal Plc to an unknown group in HR 706.

Senator Lavigny's request to pursue her investigation into HR 706 was originally met with refusal by members of Emperor's Grace, who even went so far as to lodge an official protest with the Senate. Emperor's Grace would later find themselves forced to acquiesce under orders issued by Senator Patreus.

Now it looks like Emperor's Grace had good reason to want the Princess kept out of the system, as late last night, new information came to light which has implicated the leadership of Emperor's Grace in the attack on the Emperor. Senator Patreus is disavowing any knowledge of the incident, although he has so far refused to allow any members of Emperor's Grace to be removed from HR 706.

Senator Lavigny will be formally presenting the evidence against Emperor's Grace to the Senate tomorrow.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Emperor's Grace Indicted in Attack on Emperor (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/emperors-grace-indicted-in-attack-on-emperor.290/)


Title: ED: Arissa Prepares to Present Evidence to Imperial Senate
Post by: RSSFeeder on 28 April 2015, 19:45:09
Arissa Prepares to Present Evidence to Imperial Senate

At a conference held ahead of today's closed meeting of the Senate, Senator Arissa Lavigny addressed her supporters in a speech streamed live from the Lavigny family home on Topaz.

"The last few weeks have been difficult for us all, but I am pleased to announce that our trials are almost over."

"Evidence collected by members of the court, which includes members of Emperor's Grace loyal to the house of Duval, has provided my investigators with irrefutable proof that the leadership of the HR 706 Chapter of Emperor's Grace did, with malicious aforethought and intent, act to commit treason most foul against our beloved father."

"Today I will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the HR 706 Chapter of Emperor's Grace has allowed itself to become intimately entangled with a villainous network of psychopaths, sociopaths and other assorted scum. Among them, the organisation which provided the would-be-killer for use in this foul conspiracy."

"This stain against our Empire's honour will not be allowed to stand. Justice will be done this day."

"Hail to the Emperor, bask in his glory."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Arissa Prepares to Present Evidence to Imperial Senate (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/arissa-prepares-to-present-evidence-to-imperial-senate.315/)


Title: ED: President Halsey Announces Tour of Frontier Systems
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 April 2015, 00:45:04
President Halsey Announces Tour of Frontier Systems

The President's office has today announced that President Halsey will soon be setting off on a tour of the Federal frontier systems.

The purported aim of the trip is to build stronger links between Sol and its many offspring. For years, Federal frontier systems have complained that the Mars Congress has consistently failed to provide adequate support for fledgling Federal colonies.

During the tour, local leaders will be given a chance to meet with President Halsey to discuss what Sol can do to better support local governments, frontier enterprises and Federal residents.

Some of the destinations announced include Hip 53688, Tinia, 78 Ursae Majoris, Su and Furuhjlem I-645. Other destinations are expected to be added at a later date.



Source: Galnet News
Source: President Halsey Announces Tour of Frontier Systems (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/president-halsey-announces-tour-of-frontier-systems.318/)


Title: ED: Victory in Volungu for Federal Forces
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 April 2015, 21:45:07
Victory in Volungu for Federal Forces

The war-torn region of Volungu has been under intense scrutiny over the last few days, as a centuries-old feud between the Faveols and the Blossoms threatened to reignite and engulf the region in a wave of bloodshed.

According to sources in the Patron's Principles' home system Liaedin, the attack on Volungu was carried out by a group of younger family members. Having never experienced war themselves, and inspired by the recent influx of Imperial combat veterans to the region, the young Faveols foolishly chose to attack their neighbours in a misguided quest for glory.

Federal pilots, eager to maintain the peace, flocked to Volungu in their thousands. Now, just a few days later, the threat from the Patron's Principles has been neutralised. Their leadership has apologised and an uneasy peace has settled on the system once more.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Victory in Volungu for Federal Forces (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/victory-in-volungu-for-federal-forces.379/)


Title: ED: Quivira Feels the Wrath of Patreus
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 May 2015, 22:45:04
Quivira Feels the Wrath of Patreus

Deep in the heart of the Empire, a handful of nations stand defiantly independent from their neighbours.

One such nation is Quivira. Home to 37.5 million residents, Quivira has managed to maintain its independence by acting as a major supplier of industrial goods to its neighbours.

Early last year Quivira suffered from a period of deep recession, during which time it took out a series of bridge loans with Silver Universal Plc . A recent increase in rates left the People's Quivira for Equality Party unable to pay off their debts, a fact which has caused the system to become the victim of legal action carried out on behalf of Senator Patreus.

Quivira Electronics Plc, an Imperial corporation, has now been authorised to actively reclaim the debt owed to Senator Patreus by the system's current leadership. As a first step towards that goal, Quivira Electronics Plc has taken ownership of Stepledon Dock. With the Senator's blessing, Quivira Electronics is now hiring freelance reclamation agents to help extract the remaining debt.

In response, the People's Quivira for Equality Party have set up a defence fund with the Bank of Zaonce, the contents of which will be paid out to any independent pilots who come to Quivira's aid in its time of need. The defence of Quivira is being organised aboard Godel Dock.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Quivira Feels the Wrath of Patreus (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/quivira-feels-the-wrath-of-patreus.396/)


Title: ED: Patreus Responds to 'Unfounded' Accusations
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 May 2015, 22:45:04
Patreus Responds to 'Unfounded' Accusations

After a heated meeting of the Senate held earlier today, Senator Patreus made a rare appearance on 'Question Everything' to address the accusations levelled against Emperor's Grace by Senator Lavigny.

"This is outrageous," the Senator began.

"Emperor's Grace has served as the loyal stewards of HR 706 for decades. A fact Senator Lavigny is well aware of."

"The very idea that one of my own would dare instigate such an attack without my knowledge is preposterous. It would never happen."

"It's clear what this is actually all about."

"If Senator Lavigny wishes to accuse me of something, she had better come up with more evidence than that weak pile of fabricated drek she calls proof."

"If the Senator has anything of substance to share, I suggest she present it. I will not allow my men to be martyred for the sake of the Senator's lust for the throne."

"Emperor's Grace has my full support. They will continue to govern HR 706 in my stead and their leaders will be released from their false imprisonment immediately. These trumped-up charges will not stand."

According to security personnel on Achenar, the leadership of Emperor's Grace has been released into Senator Patreus's custody, and are currently serving under house arrest in HR 706.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Patreus Responds to 'Unfounded' Accusations (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/patreus-responds-to-unfounded-accusations.397/)


Title: ED: Securing the Old Worlds
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 May 2015, 23:45:04
Securing the Old Worlds

For months now, the Old Worlds have been terrorised by roaming gangs of psychopaths and thieves. Residents' pleas for help have been rejected by the Council of Admirals, who maintain that matters of internal security are the sole responsibility of member states. Many see this rise of lawlessness as an opportunity. Pilots on both sides of the law are now flocking to the sector in the hope of making their fame and fortune.

Inspired by the recent changes brought about by independent members of the Pilots Federation, a network of local business leaders have banded together to improve conditions in the Old Worlds. They are sponsoring the formation of a new coalition, and though they have yet to officially announce the group's manifesto, support for the movement is already spreading.

One member of the new coalition, Silver United Solutions, has announced that they are currently in the process of recruiting experienced security professionals to help protect the residents of Zaonce from the various gangs operating in the sector. Potential recruits are asked to report to Ridley Scott in Zaonce for assessment.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Securing the Old Worlds (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/securing-the-old-worlds.423/)


Title: ED: Prism Senator Planning New Voyage?
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 May 2015, 23:45:04
Prism Senator Planning New Voyage?

Leaked images from the Avalon shipyards appear to indicate that Senator Kahina Tijani Loren's Imperial Courier, the 'Seven Veils', is undergoing a significant refit just weeks after her recent visit to the Sol system.

Security at the Avalon shipyards, which are owned and managed by Persephone station, is extremely tight. The images themselves are grainy and ill-defined, but seem to show that the drives, shields and possibly the frame-shift drive components have been significantly upgraded.

Sources within the Empire note that Senator Loren has been seen at several significant social events within Imperial space recently. Despite this, she has refrained from speaking to any member of the press since returning from Sol.

Speculation is rife as to her involvement with the ongoing struggle for power within the Senate. Loren has yet to declare her support for any of the leading contenders, a fact which some political pundits believe is a strong indication that she may be considering her own play for power.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Prism Senator Planning New Voyage? (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/prism-senator-planning-new-voyage.424/)


Title: ED: Hostage Crisis in Eotienses Turns Bloody
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 May 2015, 19:45:03
Hostage Crisis in Eotienses Turns Bloody

A tense hostage situation in Eotienses on Tuesday morning turned bloody as East India Company members failed to negotiate the liberation of an Imperial trader from the Code, a well-known pirate group. The Imperial trader, unaffiliated with either group, was destroyed after an attempted escape, resulting in tens of millions of credits in property loss as well as small-scale skirmishes between the two organizations throughout the night. EIC members later went on to admit that poor communication and victim anxiety led to this tragic outcome.

Though it is unclear exactly what the hostage believed, Commander Trillen is quoted as saying: "The members of Code appeared to be getting a little jumpy and I started to worry that things were not going to end well. I contacted Commander Egg90 asking if he was ready to run if $@%# hit the fan, but I think he misinterpreted that because at that very second he boosted and was destroyed by the members of Code."

After the destruction of the trader, chaos broke out as both sides opened fire on one another. The fighting was reported to have lasted for several hours with both sides suffering major losses, and damages are currently estimated in the hundreds of millions of credits.

Galnet News reached out to The Code, who had this to say: "The approximate ship destruction estimate is currently sitting at 3 EIC deaths for every 1 Code death. The Code apologizes for the destruction of all these EIC vessels, but we will destroy anyone who gets in our path of riches and plunder."

Dick McKinley - Galnet News



Source: Galnet News
Source: Hostage Crisis in Eotienses Turns Bloody (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/hostage-crisis-in-eotienses-turns-bloody.448/)


Title: ED: Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Artefacts
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 May 2015, 20:45:13
Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Artefacts

Thanks to the efforts of dozens of Commanders taking part in a hunt across hundreds of systems, Dr. Arcannon and his team are delighted to announce that they have finally managed to retrieve an Unknown Artefact.

The artefact was recovered from a Federal Navy Convoy, following a broadcast from the group that their ships' systems were failing. CMDR Red Wizzard is said to have demonstrated outstanding initiative, bravery and skill in recovering the artefact. Sadly, none of the convoy survived to accompany Commander Wizzard back to civilisation.

A team of scientists are currently analysing the mysterious object in an undisclosed laboratory somewhere near Timocani. It is hoped that the artefact will provide a clue as to how to cure the people of He Bo.

Scientists working on the mysterious item have yet to ascertain the origins of the artefact. Early reports indicate that all attempts to take samples from the object have met with failure.

CMDR Arcanonn wishes to extend a warning to all Commanders. The artefacts emit a strange form of radiation that will severely damage the systems of any ship carrying the object. As such, all potential artefact hunters are advised to travel as part of a wing in case of module failure.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Artefacts (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/scientists-baffled-by-mysterious-artefacts.478/)


Title: ED: Eyes on Quivira
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 May 2015, 16:45:08
Eyes on Quivira

Turmoil hit the small system of Quivira late last week, as thousands of Imperial pilots descended to deliver the wrath of Senator Denton Patreus on his debtors. In the first two days of the war, tens of thousands of Independent pilots lost their lives while bravely attempting to hold off Imperial forces from taking Godel Dock.

Despite the defenders' best efforts, Imperial ground troops were able to storm the station, seizing control of Quivira's defence systems and effectively bringing an end to the conflict during the early hours of Sunday morning.

In the face of overwhelming loss, the People's Quivira for Equality Party were forced to retreat to Brendan Gateway to lick their wounds. Once the people's party leadership had successfully regrouped, they launched a counterattack in an attempt to retake Godel Dock. With the help of hundreds of Independent and Federal pilots, the People's Quivira for Equality Party and the Nationalists of Quivira were successful in forcing Quivira Electronics Plc to retreat back to Stapledon Dock.

War has once again engulfed Quivira. No quarter is being offered, and none is expected. For troops on the ground, the only acceptable outcome is overwhelming victory or a quick and painless death.

Commanders willing to fight to defend Quivira from the Imperial invasion should sign up for active duty aboard Godel Dock.

Commanders wishing to profit from the subjugation of Quivira by Imperial forces should sign up for active duty aboard Stapledon Dock.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Eyes on Quivira (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/eyes-on-quivira.502/)


Title: ED: Silver United Succeed at Securing Zaonce
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 May 2015, 21:45:04
Silver United Succeed at Securing Zaonce

After months of being terrorised by malicious criminals intent on turning the Old Worlds into some kind of 'New Caribbean', residents of the Lave cluster finally banded together this past weekend to crack down on the lawless scum that had been pillaging and plundering their way across the sector.

Inspired by the recent help freely given to the people of Reorte by the Alliance Elite Diplomatic Corps, Silver United Solutions decided to offer a set of substantial rewards to any pilot brave enough to help remove the criminals known as the Jet Gang from Zaonce.

The initiative was an overwhelming success. 5,535 pilots were temporarily deputised during the course of the weekend, leading to the Zaonce Jet Gang (and many other local pirate crews) being crushed by the raw power of the makeshift fleet.

To celebrate their success, Silver United Solutions has organised a special discount on all Faulcon DeLacy ships being sold from Ridley Scott Station, Zaonce. A limited number of Pythons have been made available for the duration of the sale.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Silver United Succeed at Securing Zaonce (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/silver-united-succeed-at-securing-zaonce.506/)


Title: ED: Prism Senator Summoned to Achenar
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 May 2015, 22:45:06
Prism Senator Summoned to Achenar

Senator Kahina Tijani Loren's Imperial Courier was seen departing early morning local time from the Avalon shipyards. It rendezvoused with The Imperial Interdictor Atticus, Admiral Brice last known to be in command.

The convoy is believed to be enroute to the Achenar system.

According to the Imperial Herald, Senator Loren is "being hailed as a true daughter of the Empire, and assigned the rights and responsibilities as appropriate to her rank."

Quite what this means is not clear, even to seasoned Imperial watchers.

Senator Loren's political leanings are even less clear. She is reportedly in favour of slavery, having been quoted as saying "Slavery is a safety net, it ensures nobody can starve or fall into poverty."

She is also clearly prepared to use violence to achieve her aims – as revolutionaries on her home world of Prism were summarily executed after she returned to power.

By contrast she seems to be in favour of closer political ties with the Federation and the Alliance. Her recent trip to the Sol system was either a carefully orchestrated political gambit, or just happy chance. Either way, her positive profile with in the Federation is certainly a factor.

Senator Loren was involved in a wide-spread space battle during the reclamation of the Prism, which may have influenced her views on the effectiveness and desirability of major naval engagements.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Prism Senator Summoned to Achenar (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/prism-senator-summoned-to-achenar.538/)


Title: ED: Tour of Frontier Systems Set to Begin Shortly
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 May 2015, 22:45:06
Tour of Frontier Systems Set to Begin Shortly

Despite a rather sceptical response to the President's planned tour of Federal frontier systems, particularly the bizarre choice to visit 78 Ursae Majoris (a system which overwhelmingly voted to leave the Federation nearly two months ago), the President's office has announced that the series of visits with local leaders will go ahead as planned.

The following systems have already been announced as being part of the President's trip:

Hip 53688

Tinia

78 Ursae Majoris

Su

Furuhjlem I-645

Saga

Delphin

Nanoman

Coriccha

Ross 860

Another dozen systems are expected to be added before the President sets off on tour later in the week.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Tour of Frontier Systems Set to Begin Shortly (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/tour-of-frontier-systems-set-to-begin-shortly.539/)


Title: ED: Arcanonn Challenges Halsey
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 May 2015, 23:45:08
Arcanonn Challenges Halsey

Research into the recently recovered Unknown Artefact has intensified. Scientists, engineers and Commanders are flocking to assist Dr Arcanonn and his team from all across populated space, political allegiances temporarily forgotten in the search for answers.

Many theories have been hypothesised, among them that the Artefact is some kind of stasis pod, an alien exploration probe or even an exotic frame-shift drive. The object's strange sounds have been picked apart by experts and it has been subjected to a vast array of tests, including exposure to a sample of Hafnium 178 that was 'liberated for science' from yet another Federation convoy.

The mysterious object continues to defy all attempts at analysis and, in a controversial move, Dr Arcanonn has publicly accused the Federal authorities of withholding information regarding the Unknown Artefact.

He is quoted as saying, "On behalf of all humanity, my team and I demand answers. The potential repercussions of the Artefact's existence are staggering. We still know very little but it is clear that the technology involved is very different to our own."

Commander Arcanonn concludes his appeal: "The potential for scientific advancements are huge but so are the dangers. The Federation has to come forward and tell us what they know of this object and its origins. The time for secrecy is over."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Arcanonn Challenges Halsey (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/arcanonn-challenges-halsey.540/)


Title: ED: Old World Resurgence in Diso
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 May 2015, 10:45:04
Old World Resurgence in Diso

The newest rejuvenation project to hit the Old Worlds has been announced, and this time it's the Green Party of Diso who have stepped up to the challenge of making its home a pleasant (and profitable) place to live.

As most traders are well aware, Diso is famous for its Diso Ma Corn. A hearty, healthy, tasty plant, this covers itself in a light dust which when snorted produces an intense but brief feeling of contentment and wellbeing. Currently, Diso Ma Corn can only be (cost-effectively) grown on the planet of Birmingham. This is due to a unique collection of nutrients found in the planet's soil, combined with the near-constant bombardment of the planet by solar waves being ejected from Diso itself.

Now the Green Party of Diso is hoping to capitalise on its unique cash crop by increasing the output of Birmingham's Ma Corn plantations. To do that, the Green Party has placed orders to the tune of 15 million tonnes worth of Machinery, in particular the Green Party are interest in purchasing a large quantity of Atmospheric Processors, Crop Harvesters, Power Generators and Water Purifiers.

In order to earn personal bonuses you must sign up as an active participant before selling Machinery to The Diso Green Party. Only Atmospheric Processors, Crop Harvesters, Power Generators and Water Purifiers sold after signing up will be counted towards your personal contribution total.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Old World Resurgence in Diso (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/old-world-resurgence-in-diso.542/)


Title: ED: Hudson Demands Debate
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 May 2015, 10:45:05
Hudson Demands Debate

It looks like the President may not be taking her planned tour after all, following news that Shadow President Hudson has publicly challenged President Halsey to a live policy debate on the popular Federal political stream show 'Face the People'.

So far, the President's office has declined to offer an official response to Shadow President Hudson's request.

The President is now in the unenviable position of having to turn down the Shadow President's request, which risks making the President appear weak at a time when she needs to appear strong in order to turn public opinion around. The alternative is being forced to cancel her trip, which could potentially lose her whatever support she's managed to muster among her frontier followers.

As always, stay tuned to GalNet for more information as it becomes available.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Hudson Demands Debate (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/hudson-demands-debate.541/)


Title: ED: 78 Ursae Majoris Reacts to President's Intended Visit
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 May 2015, 20:45:07
78 Ursae Majoris Reacts to President's Intended Visit

Following the rather strange announcement that President Halsey will soon be visiting the ex-Federal system of 78 Ursae Majoris, GalNet reached out to local leaders and residents to get their thoughts.

"I think it's excellent that President Halsey is finally showing some interest in what's happening in the region. It's a shame she won't be swinging by Townshend, I'm sure my constituents have plenty they want to say to her about the years of neglect the system suffered under Federal rule."

Andrew Bailey, Mayor of Townshend Hub – Alioth Independents

"The people of 78 Ursae Majoris have made their feelings about the years of neglect very clear. That is now behind us. I say if President Halsey wishes to make amends, then it is very decent of her to come here and do so in person. Let bygones be bygones. We in the 78 Ursae Majoris for Equality Party are looking forward to the President's visit, and we hope that it will prove to be a productive experience for the residents of Seddon Gateway."

Mary Silverstein, Seddon Gateway - Chair of 78 Ursae Majoris for Equality Party

"I thought the Lughnatics murdered Halsey? She's coming 'ere, you say? Why? I thought we were pretty clear, !*#@ the Feds, we don't want 'em. Well... 'ere's 'oping no one gets any bright ideas about finishing 'er off, this place was just finally startin' ta sort itself out."

Gryph Jones, 78 Ursae Majoris B 3 - Farmer



Source: Galnet News
Source: 78 Ursae Majoris Reacts to President's Intended Visit (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/78-ursae-majoris-reacts-to-presidents-intended-visit.543/)


Title: ED: President Halsey Refuses Shadow President's Request
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 May 2015, 20:45:08
President Halsey Refuses Shadow President's Request

The office of President Jasmina Halsey has today issued a statement refusing Shadow President Hudson's demand to meet him for a live presidential debate on 'Face the People'.

James Speakes, the President's Press Secretary, had this to say on the matter:

"The President is of course happy to debate the Shadow President on policy. President Halsey welcomes any opportunity to talk about the many wonderful programmes she's instigated since taking office. Sadly in this instance, prior engagements keep her from being able to attend such a debate."

"As President of the Federation, Jasmina Halsey's schedule is booked months in advance. Clearing her entire schedule for the next two weeks simply to take part in a debate against the Shadow President is not something that the President felt that she could do. If Shadow President Hudson still wishes to debate President Halsey when she returns from her trip, then the President will be more than happy to oblige him."



Source: Galnet News
Source: President Halsey Refuses Shadow President's Request (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/president-halsey-refuses-shadow-presidents-request.544/)


Title: ED: The Doom That Comes To Quivira
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 May 2015, 17:45:04
The Doom That Comes To Quivira

For the last week Civil War has ravaged the independent nation of Quivira.

Quivira Electronics Plc, acting under orders of Senator Denton Patreus, launched an all out attack on the People's Quivira for Equality Party, leading to fierce fighting between the two parties in the skies above Godel and Stapledon Docks.

The People's Quivira for Equality Party managed to successfully evacuate millions of refugees to the nearby systems of Summerland and Persephone. In particular, the People's Quivira for Equality Party would like to thank Commanders Maclolie, Tavok, Reliant, Morningstar and Aydro for holding the line long enough for the innocent residents of Quivira to escape.

Unfortunately for those left behind, it appears that Senator Patreus is not quite done with Quivira. Reports from the region indicate that several Imperial Majestic class Interdictors have been spotted entering Quivira's airspace. According to sources close to the situation, Senator Patreus now intends to make an example of the defiant nation of Quivira by driving all Independent influences out of the system.



Source: Galnet News
Source: The Doom That Comes To Quivira (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-doom-that-comes-to-quivira.545/)


Title: ED: The Alliance Supports Five a Day in Diso!
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 May 2015, 22:45:04
The Alliance Supports Five a Day in Diso!

On Friday the Green Party of Diso announced their plans to rejuvenate the failing financial fortunes of Birmingham. The news was well received by independent traders from across the galaxy, many of whom immediately made their way to Diso to help ship Machinery for the Green Party of Diso.

In total 5187 Commanders signed up to assist with the rejuvenation project, and together they managed to deliver a staggering 15,010,547 tonnes of Machinery to Diso over the course of just 65 hours. In particular, the Green Party of Diso would like to thank Broker Mrozak, Broker HawX, Tycoon Ace Rimzy, Tycoon Thalios Abraxas and Broker Del Boy for their outstanding efforts to stimulate Birmingham's economy.

As promised, an increased supply of Diso Ma Corn has now been released to the markets aboard Shifnalport. It is hoped that the extra corn supply will not only help to rejuvenate Diso's economy, but that it will also help to encourage economic growth throughout the entire Old World sector.



Source: Galnet News
Source: The Alliance Supports Five a Day in Diso! (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-alliance-supports-five-a-day-in-diso.546/)


Title: ED: Prism Senator Denies Power Play
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 May 2015, 09:45:04
Prism Senator Denies Power Play

Senator Kahina Tijani Loren was seen at a musical soiree on Capitol yesterday evening, taking part in a reception after her arrival in the Achenar system.

Kahina was ambushed by reporters as she emerged from her transport and asked whether she was intending to challenge for the leadership of the Empire.

She responded that she had "absolutely no ambitions in that direction whatsoever."

Asked whether she would support Senator Patreus or Senator Lavigny's bid for leadership, she replied that they both had "genuine claims to the throne."

Speculation has not died down as a result. Pundits have been debating whether these seemingly straightforward answers are hiding a bigger agenda.

Kazien Vantris, chief editor of the Imperial Herald, commented in his editorial - "The first rule of vying for power? Deny everything. By not directly supporting anyone she's clearly keeping her options open. Quite why that is remains to be seen. We'll leave that to the forums to decide."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Prism Senator Denies Power Play (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/prism-senator-denies-power-play.547/)


Title: ED: The Sinner, the Saint and the Saviour
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 May 2015, 19:45:03
The Sinner, the Saint and the Saviour

Two days ago, Senator Denton Patreus officially declared War on the impoverished system of Quivira. Thousands of vessels loyal to Patreus have been pouring into Quivira ever since, bringing death and destruction to any non-Imperial ships that they find.

Fortunately, most of Quivira's residents had already been successfully evacuated to nearby systems. This is in no small part thanks to the efforts of Independent and Federal Commanders working to thwart Senator Patreus's plans for Quivira.

While the Senator begins to carve up the system for his followers, other members of the Imperial court appear to be seriously concerned about the millions of displaced civilians who now find themselves lost, angry, but not quite alone in Imperial space. In an effort to soothe the situation, both Aisling Duval and Arissa Lavigny-Duval have set up campaigns aimed at helping the refugees get back on their feet.

Citizens willing to aid the Princesses in their endeavours can sign up to help Aisling's agents at Henry O'Hare's Hanger in Summerland. Similarly, Arissa's agents can be found working aboard Lambardelli's Legacy in Persephone.



Source: Galnet News
Source: The Sinner, the Saint and the Saviour (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-sinner-the-saint-and-the-saviour.574/)


Title: ED: President Halsey Sets Out from Sol
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 May 2015, 19:45:03
President Halsey Sets Out from Sol

The crowds were out in force on Mars today, as residents gathered to watch the presidential battlecruiser, Space Flight One, depart on the start of President Halsey's tour of Federal frontier systems.

For security reasons, the exact details of the President's itinerary are being kept secret. However, GalNet has been given permission to exclusively reveal the names of a dozen systems that President Halsey intends to visit during her trip. Those being:

Hip 53688, Tinia, Aleumoxii, 78 Ursae Majoris, Dietri, Su, Furuhjelm I-645, Saga, Delphin, Nanomam, Coriccha and Ross 860.

As Vice President Naylor will be accompanying President Halsey on her trip, the Secretary of State, Madam Winters, will be overseeing day-to-day operations on Mars during the President's absence.



Source: Galnet News
Source: President Halsey Sets Out from Sol (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/president-halsey-sets-out-from-sol.575/)


Title: ED: Unrest on the Frontier
Post by: RSSFeeder on 14 May 2015, 20:45:07
Unrest on the Frontier

New reports from the frontier suggest that a horde of militant nomads is currently sweeping their way through the Pegasi Sector. The group, who call themselves the Kumo Crew, are led by the vicious Warlord Archon Delaine.

A talented tactician, and a brutal fighter, Archon famously assumed leadership of the Kumo Crew at the tender age of 15 after violently beating the previous leader to death during a clan moot.

So far, the Kumo Crew have shown no interest in taking direct control over any of the regions they've plundered. Instead, they've taken to sending regular raiding parties to collect tithes on behalf of the Crew. Systems who agree to their demands are spared, while those who refuse are burnt to the ground.

All attempts to stop the spread of the crew throughout the Pegasi Sector have so far met with failure. The Kumo Crew are described as being well armed, psychotic and thus extremely dangerous.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Unrest on the Frontier (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/unrest-on-the-frontier.604/)


Title: ED: 78 Ursae Majoris Increases Security Ahead of Presidential Visit
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 May 2015, 21:45:06
78 Ursae Majoris Increases Security Ahead of Presidential Visit

Excitement is in the air in 78 Ursae Majoris, as millions of residents have begun preparing Seddon Gateway for the arrival of Federal President Jasmina Halsey. The exact date of the President's arrival has yet to be announced, but residents haven't let that stop them from arranging a week of festivities and cultural displays aboard the station.

Another group preparing for the President's visit is the Alioth Independents, who have today announced that they will be launching an initiative to increase security in the local cluster ahead of President Halsey's visit.

Andrew Bailey, the Mayor of Townsend Hub and local leader of the Alioth Independents had this to say about the new initiative:

"We are very conscious that once President Halsey arrives, the whole galaxy will have its eyes on our little system. 78 Ursae Majoris has been nothing but peaceful and productive since electing to join the Alliance and the Alioth Independents will do everything in our power to ensure it remains that way throughout the President's visit."

"Firstly, we will be running a cluster wide security campaign from Townsend Hub. As part of which, agents of the Alioth Independents will be offering a range of bonuses to bounty hunters who help clear out any unruly criminal elements in the sector."

"Secondly, members of the Alioth Independents and our allies will be launching a military campaign to finally rid the cluster of the criminal cartel known as the Sobek Boys. Military capable Commanders interested in assisting with the campaign can likewise signup for active duty aboard Townsend Hub."



Source: Galnet News
Source: 78 Ursae Majoris Increases Security Ahead of Presidential Visit (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/78-ursae-majoris-increases-security-ahead-of-presidential-visit.636/)


Title: ED: Upgrade of Parkinson Dock Complete
Post by: RSSFeeder on 16 May 2015, 17:45:04
Upgrade of Parkinson Dock Complete

After two weeks of frantic construction, which saw close to 70,000 engineers working around the clock to get the project finished in time, Parkinson Dock is now home to some of the most advanced factories in the entire Empire.

The upgrade was completed as part of Senator Patreus's plan to increase economic opportunities for the residents of his home system. 2,267 Commanders helped ship a total of 8,274,504 tonnes of industrial materials to Parkinson Dock, all of which were put to good use during the construction effort.

In particular, the Eotienses Citizens' Forum would like to honour Viscount Plo Koon, Baron Coiling Dragon, Earl Prawnetto, Earl Morton and Baron Kosmetas for their assistance in refitting Parkinson Dock in preparation for its new role as a dedicated research and development hub for new military technologies.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Upgrade of Parkinson Dock Complete (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/upgrade-of-parkinson-dock-complete.669/)


Title: ED: Sol Unplugged?
Post by: RSSFeeder on 16 May 2015, 22:45:11
Sol Unplugged?

For the first time in almost a decade, Utopixx Entertainment, the subsidiary of Reynhardt Intellisys responsible for some of the top virtual reality experiences in the galaxy, has posted an operating loss of almost 5,000,000,000,000 credits.

Investors were shocked by the news, which saw Reynhardt Intellisys shares drop by almost 14%.

Reynhardt Intellisys has issued the following statement in an attempt to explain the drastic change in profits:

"Overall, uptake of Utopixx products in Independent, Alliance and Imperial markets remains strong. We continue to see a yearly growth rate of between 1 and 2% per sector, which in many cases means that we are exceeding our targets."

"The losses posted for this year are partly due to the construction of a completely new and extremely exciting line of VR-Streams, which includes the latest instalment in the popular CQC franchise."

"In-sim purchases within Federal markets have fallen below expected levels, but an analysis of the market suggests that such losses are part of a general downward trend that appears to be affecting a wide range of media companies operating in Federal systems. The cause of this drop-off in purchases remains unclear at this time."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Sol Unplugged? (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/sol-unplugged.677/)


Title: ED: Kahina Refuses to Commit to Factions or Future
Post by: RSSFeeder on 17 May 2015, 23:45:04
Kahina Refuses to Commit to Factions or Future

Senator Kahina Tijani Loren, currently residing as a guest on Capital at the request of Chancellor Blaine, remains completely ambivalent to inquiries into her intentions. She has airily dismissed questions regarding her purpose or what was said to her at the reception to which she was summoned and continues to ignore requests from the press.

Now there appears to be another name in the frame. Cuthrick Delaney, ambassador to the Prism system, has had a long and varied career within the Empire, first coming to prominence during the events which ended the dictatorship of Dr. Walden on the Old World planet of Lave. His precise involvement in that event was unclear, and he seems to have lost none of his ability to stay close to those with power in the intervening time. He has been seen in conversation with Kahina on many occasions.

There is considerable conjecture as to what stance Kahina will take. Many have stated that her aggressive tendencies will align her to Senator Patreus. Others have pointed out her support for traditional Imperial slavery, and her distant family connection to the Duvals, indicates an allegiance with Senator Torval is more likely

It would appear that only Kahina, and perhaps Cuthrick Delaney, actually know.

In other news, the Senator's ship was confirmed to have had some significant modifications made to it recently, including a state of the art fuel scoop and a custom built Gutamaya discovery scanner.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Kahina Refuses to Commit to Factions or Future (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/kahina-refuses-to-commit-to-factions-or-future.711/)


Title: ED: Federation Accused of Cover-up
Post by: RSSFeeder on 17 May 2015, 23:45:04
Federation Accused of Cover-up

Despite pleas for information from the Scientific cross-faction coalition, the Federal Authorities remain tight lipped. According to sources close to Dr. Arcanonn and his team, Halsey's government have refused to even acknowledge that Federation ships have been transporting the artefacts through populated space, despite mounting evidence. The authorities have also been accused of providing the scientist with nothing more than cryptic responses designed to stall their investigations.

Dr. Arcanonn is quoted as saying: "This information blackout is outrageous, they have to understand that they have no right to withhold this information. I would ask all humans, no matter their allegiance, to contemplate the existence of these objects and their meaning. I would also ask them to contemplate why the other major powers are not so much as passing the slightest comment on this. What are they hiding?"

"Some members of our community are done with waiting to be fed lies, simply to allow the Federation to perhaps continue to acquire some perceived military advantage. If no information is forthcoming immediately I cannot be held responsible for the consequences."

When asked to clarify exactly what this implied, Dr. Arcanonn declined to comment further.

In a possibly related development reports suggest some Federation convoys are being shadowed by groups of unidentified combat ships.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federation Accused of Cover-up (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federation-accused-of-cover-up.710/)


Title: ED: Soontill Relics Test Results Queried
Post by: RSSFeeder on 19 May 2015, 10:45:08
Soontill Relics Test Results Queried

As further alien artefacts claiming to be from Soontill are being sold on the open market, the results of the initial scientific tests have been revealed.

"We were looking for key markers," explains Chief Xeno-Chemist Lyran Betar. "Elemental make up, crystalline structure, anything that indicates it could have originated from human hand."

And the results? Inconclusive. The research team's results clearly state that no known human technology could have created the relics, yet they do not quite align with known Thargoid materials. Whatever they are, they are indeed very old, with isotopic dating indicating that they could well be tens of thousands of years old.

Jean Molyneaux, a historian from France, Earth, suggests we look back at our own past to determine the home of these relics. "Imagine an alien travelling back two thousand years into mankind's past. The varied culture, arts and building materials of the Aztecs, Greeks, the Shang dynasty, what have you, the alien could think they were all different species, if that was his way of thinking…"

The community seems wary of awarding these artefacts any title yet, given the fifty years of false hopes since Soontill was first mentioned by the Thargoids. However, reports indicate that these relics have now arrived at labs on both Mars and Capitol for further testing, and with any luck, we may soon finally agree on what these relics are, or are not.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Soontill Relics Test Results Queried (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/soontill-relics-test-results-queried.741/)


Title: ED: Quivira Honours the People's Princess
Post by: RSSFeeder on 19 May 2015, 20:45:06
Quivira Honours the People's Princess

Over the last week, Imperial forces loyal to Senator Patreus continued their assault on Quivira, and due to their efforts, Quivira Electronics Plc was finally able to secure control over Godel Dock early on Monday afternoon.

Despite being abandoned by their supposed saviours, the People's Quivira for Equality Party were able to find some small respite from the war in the Summerlands. Thanks to the efforts of Aisling Duval and her 'angels', refugees from the People's Quivira for Equality Party found themselves well cared for in the Summerlands, even as their counterparts in Persephone and Quivira continued to suffer.

Now that the war is over, the People's Quivira for Equality Party has elected to pledge itself to Aisling's service. In recognition of that fact, Senator Patreus has promised that only residents of Quivira who have directly broken Imperial law will be held responsible for the debt incurred by the previous administration. Members of the People's Quivira for Equality Party who have sworn themselves to Aisling are expected to start returning to their homes over the next few days.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Quivira Honours the People's Princess (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/quivira-honours-the-peoples-princess.767/)


Title: ED: Quivirans Defy Doom
Post by: RSSFeeder on 19 May 2015, 20:45:07
Quivirans Defy Doom

The war-torn region of Quivira has finally settled into an uneasy peace, following an intense period of fighting which saw hundreds of thousands dead and several billion credits worth of damage done to the local economy.

Initially the situation looked promising for the People's Quivira for Equality Party. Independent and Federal Commanders flocked from all across the galaxy in an attempt to repel Senator Denton Patreus's attempts to extract the debts owed to him by the Quiviran government. Early attempts at repelling the Senator's mercenary forces proved to be a success, and the freedom fighters were able to buy enough time for the People's Quivira for Equality Party to evacuate a great many innocent civilians to neighbouring systems.

Unfortunately, once the Party's credits ran out, so too did the support of Independent and Federal pilots.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Quivirans Defy Doom (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/quivirans-defy-doom.768/)


Title: ED: Anti-Federation Terrorists Linked to Artefact Research
Post by: RSSFeeder on 21 May 2015, 12:45:15
Anti-Federation Terrorists Linked to Artefact Research

Over the course of the weekend hundreds of tons of Bio-Waste were dumped in and around stations in 78 Ursae Majoris. This system is currently undergoing preparations for President Halsey's arrival as part of her planned grand tour. A group calling themselves 'The Canonn' claims responsibility for this act.

An anonymous spokesperson told GalNet that they are "a movement of like-minded Commanders seeking the truth about the recently discovered 'Unknown Artefacts'." They state that they are "prepared to use whatever levers are at their disposal to increase the political pressure on the Federation government to force them to come clean." The spokesperson echoed growing fears that the artefacts could be some new weapon of mass destruction.

Parallels were immediately drawn to Dr. Arcanonn and his recent demands to the Federation government following research into the Unknown Artefacts discovered to be transported in Federation convoys. We asked Arcanonn if he was connected to this terrorist group. He denied any responsibility for the group's actions but declined to answer any further questions on the subject of his potential involvement.

However he did go on to say:

"It is clear that we are not the only ones who are growing tired of the Federation's cover-up over these artefacts and some Commanders would seem to be taking more direct action. Obviously, I do not condone such methods but I can certainly sympathise with their frustration."

"In the spirit of seeking to put an end to these disruptive acts I urge all citizens, Federation, Alliance and Empire alike, to petition your government to make public any information that they have on the origin and nature of these objects before these demonstrations escalate. I also appeal to Chief Xeno-Chemist Lyran Betar to contact me so that we can pool our resources and research into these potentially related items, in the search for answers for the common good of all humanity."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Anti-Federation Terrorists Linked to Artefact Research (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/anti-federation-terrorists-linked-to-artefact-research.808/)


Title: ED: Pilot Breaks Galactic Record Twice
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 May 2015, 23:45:04
Pilot Breaks Galactic Record Twice

The accomplishments of independent pilots participating in the Buckyball Run A* rally race continue to make headlines around civilized space. This 26,000 light year rally race to the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy has so far attracted over 40 fearless competitors. One of these competitors, Commander Alot, has made a name for himself by beating the galactic record for the quickest run twice in less than a month.

Alot's current time to reach Sagittarius A*, an incredible 9 hours 39 minutes, was accomplished aboard a Faulcon DeLacy Anaconda named 'Rhonda'. In comparison, his previous record-breaking attempt was done in 11 hours 46 minutes using a Lakon Spaceways Asp called the 'Big Bird'.

When asked for a statement, Alot answered philosophically:

"Nothing lasts forever. I'm quite sure that in time my record will be beaten. In fact, I've already heard of several skilled pilots planning their next attempts, and I wish them the best of luck."

At the time of broadcast, Commander Kligg has already taken the lead, passing Commander Alot by a mere 8 minutes, using an Anaconda named the 'Rub Tub'. However, Kligg himself speculated in a short statement that it was only a matter of time before Alot climbs back to the first position.

Léonard Chamberlain - GalNet News Correspondent



Source: Galnet News
Source: Pilot Breaks Galactic Record Twice (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/pilot-breaks-galactic-record-twice.862/)


Title: ED: Aisling Opens Art Installation on Emerald
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 May 2015, 23:45:04
Aisling Opens Art Installation on Emerald

The People's Princess made an appearance in Cemiess late last night to attend the opening of Emerald's newest art installation, 'Prism's Shades', a multi-sensory experience that uses experimental light and sound projection technology to stimulate a series of empathic responses from its audience.

Aisling dazzled crowds by dressing in a long-sleeved ruby red evening gown, adorned with painite sparkles. She accessorised with an equally stunning tinted visor, fashionably stamped with Aisling's personal crest.

Surprisingly, the people's princess only stayed at the installation for a little over an hour. Aisling left the show long before midnight, citing exhaustion from her recent activities in the Summerlands as the reason behind her early exit.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Aisling Opens Art Installation on Emerald (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/aisling-opens-art-installation-on-emerald.863/)


Title: ED: Extraordinary Transmission Contesting Dr Arcanonn
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 May 2015, 19:45:05
Extraordinary Transmission Contesting Dr Arcanonn

After recent terrorist activities in 78 Ursae Majoris, GalNet received multiple reports about a single transmission regarding Dr Arcanonn, that has been broadcast via various radio stations throughout known inhabited space simultaneously without their approval.

GalNet was provided with a recording of the audio message:

"It doesn't matter who I am. My message is clear and simple. You have all been deceived by a charismatic individual calling himself a scientist, full of misled ambitions, going by the name of Dr Arcanonn. He is taking advantage of the picture in your head of him being peaceful and reasonable for the greater good, but your support is being utilized and shamefully exploited. But who am I to trust? What do my words of prudence, my voice of sanity matter?"

"Just look at his last statement, indirectly acknowledging terrorism, clearly showing that he is willing to do everything to achieve his own goals."

The voice goes on, describing the researcher's various unsafe attempts to solve the artefact's secrets and describing the Doctor's demands for information as a masked attempt to sow the seeds of discord between them. The message closes with a call to stop the group's support:

"Don't let yourself be fooled. Open your eyes and see the clear truth unfolded in front of you. I'm asking for your sanity! Don't let history repeat itself! Remember!"

It is still unknown how the coordinated transmission was achieved, as it presents a serious effort.

The respective station owners are also researching how that broadcast was routed into their programmes and deny any previous knowledge or even support to allow this transmission.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Extraordinary Transmission Contesting Dr Arcanonn (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/extraordinary-transmission-contesting-dr-arcanonn.864/)


Title: ED: Arissa Addresses Problems in Persephone
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 May 2015, 00:45:06
Arissa Addresses Problems in Persephone

Speaking from the site of her new palace on Kamadhenu, Princess Lavigny-Duval today addressed the recent problems faced by residents of Persephone in the face of a plague outbreak which was brought to the system by the refugees from Quivira.

"I understand the concerns of the citizens of Persephone, and I am sorry for their plight. However, the illness affecting the refugees, many of whom are malnourished and woefully lax in terms of adequate vaccination cover, is not something that should concern the locals."

"Of more concern to locals should be the increase in pirate activity, which I have been reliably informed is up by almost 600% since Patreus decided to start throwing his weight around."

"The people of Quivira certainly need help, but it is their patron's responsibility to help them, not mine. I'm sure Aisling is more than capable of handling this problem herself. However, if she wishes for my help I will of course be happy to oblige. We are family, after all."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Arissa Addresses Problems in Persephone (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/arissa-addresses-problems-in-persephone.865/)


Title: ED: Securing the Borders in the Ceti Sector
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 May 2015, 20:45:04
Securing the Borders in the Ceti Sector

The return of Onionhead to Panem may be a blessing for the farmers of Kappa Fornacis, but for their neighbours, the Fornacian dream has turned into a living nightmare.

"It's not right," one concerned resident of the nearby BD-18 394 system told GalNet. "Sure, they're doing alright over there in Kappa F, but what about us? What do we get? I'll tell you, smugglers and pirates, that's what."

Crime has spiralled out of control throughout the Ceti Sector, with many locals echoing the sentiment that the Farmers Union of Kappa Fornacis should be held responsible for attracting such unsavoury characters to what was once a peaceful area.

In an attempt to clean up the sector, the Independent Autahenetsi Labour Party are currently offering a range of bonus payments to any Bounty Hunters who sign up to act as Federal Ceti Sector Security Services Agents at Artyukhin Ring in Autahenetsi.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Securing the Borders in the Ceti Sector (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/securing-the-borders-in-the-ceti-sector.866/)


Title: ED: Terrorism Claims Against Wolzan and the Shadow Navy Denounced by Crimson Fortune Company
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 May 2015, 21:45:07
Terrorism Claims Against Wolzan and the Shadow Navy Denounced by Crimson Fortune Company

Ellie Blossum, The CEO of the Crimson Fortune Company, has today issued a statement regarding the recent unrest in Liaedin.

"As many of you know, the Federation's influence in Liaedin has come under attack in recent months, despite many years of peace between the Blossum and the Faveol families."

"We believe that this destabilisation effort was a deliberate act of malice, intended to encourage certain unruly members of the Faveol family to attempt to expand beyond the borders of Liaedin, as evidenced by the recent attack on Volungu."

"The Crimson Fortune Company would like to thank Commander Wolzan and the Shadow Navy for their efforts to keep the Liaedin system in a fair balance of power. We would also like to thank the many Federal pilots who came to our aid during the blockade of Liaedin last weekend. Without your diligence, we are certain that enemies of the Federation would even now be using Liaedin as a staging area for their illegal expansionist agenda."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Terrorism Claims Against Wolzan and the Shadow Navy Denounced by Crimson Fortune Company (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/terrorism-claims-against-wolzan-and-the-shadow-navy-denounced-by-crimson-fortune-company.867/)


Title: ED: President Misses Meeting
Post by: RSSFeeder on 26 May 2015, 12:45:07
President Misses Meeting

Reports coming in from Saga indicate that the President has missed her scheduled meeting with delegates aboard Zudov Terminal. Maisy Stevenson, the leader of the Saga Republic Party, expressed her concern to GalNet in the following statement:

"We were expecting Starflight One to arrive a little under 38 hours ago. An escort was sent to meet Starflight One at the prearranged location, but the ship simply didn't appear. We informed Mars and were told that the President had decided to take a last-minute detour."

"I understand the President's time is precious, but it would have been nice to get a little bit of advance notice. The people of Saga spent a not inconsiderable amount of time and credits preparing to greet the President, and now their hard work appears to have gone to waste. I do hope that the President manages to find time for us in her seemingly busy schedule. I would hate to think that the people of Saga had in some way been snubbed by Halsey."



Source: Galnet News
Source: President Misses Meeting (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/president-misses-meeting.868/)


Title: ED: Federal State of Emergency: Winters Declared Acting President
Post by: RSSFeeder on 26 May 2015, 17:45:04
Federal State of Emergency: Winters Declared Acting President

At 15:00 hours universal galactic time on 26th May 3301, Secretary of State Felicia Winters assumed the role of Acting President of the Federation in the wake of the disappearance of Spaceflight One.

Speaking in an emergency broadcast to the nation, Acting President Winters had this to say:

"It is with deep regret and some trepidation that I must come before you today to announce that contact with the President's ship, Spaceflight One, has been lost."

"Two days ago, Navy Command received word that the President would be taking an unscheduled detour to Azaleach. Her reasons as to why remain classified."

"12 hours ago, following entry into hyperspace, Spaceflight One went dark. All attempts by the President's security team to trace the vessel have met with failure."

"Squadrons have been scrambled in an attempt to find President Halsey and Vice President Naylor, and I have faith that the Navy will do everything they can to bring them home."

"That said, in order to maintain a clear chain of command during this time of crisis, I will be assuming the role of Acting President of the Federation effective immediately. I hope I have your support, and I hope it will only have to be a temporary measure."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal State of Emergency: Winters Declared Acting President (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-state-of-emergency-winters-declared-acting-president.869/)


Title: ED: Federal Search Efforts Continue
Post by: RSSFeeder on 27 May 2015, 18:45:05
Federal Search Efforts Continue

It has been almost 48 hours since the disappearance of Starship One. Early reports indicated that the ship was lost with all hands, and in this instance GalNet is pleased to announce that the early reports were mistaken. Three ships from Starship One's Guardian Wing made contact with Navy HQ shortly after the initial disappearance. Unfortunately, they were not able to shed any light on the ultimate fate of Starship One.

Despite thousands of Federal scouts combing the sectors along Starship One's secured route, designated Spaceflight One, no trace of the missing ship has been found.

Specialist teams from Core Dynamics and the Sirius Corporation are currently attempting to analyse the wake and uplink data captured by the President's Guardian Wing escorts in the moments before all four ships jumped. Theories involve either a rare misjump or some sort of catastrophic drive failure. Unfortunately, results so far are inconclusive as to what may have happened to President Halsey and her team.

One member of the crew of one of the President's Guardian Wing, who wished to remain nameless, spoke exclusively to GalNet about the last moments before the President's disappearance.

"I've never seen anything like it. One minute everything was fine. Pre-jump checks? Normal. Engine power? Normal. Our drives were slaved to Starship One, as is normal. The entry to hyperspace seemed normal at first, but then there was a terrible shock wave and our ship started tumbling. We exited hyperspace uncontrolled and in deep space – something I've never seen before. Our ship had taken damage. We couldn't reach Starship One via comms, but managed to make contact with the other two members of the Guardian Wing. We first searched the deep space around our positions, then jumped to the destination point rendezvous as quickly as we could. Nothing. Not even wreckage. "

The Federal Navy are requesting that any pilots interested in helping to search along the Starflight One route should sign up for active duty as a member of the search and rescue team aboard Leoniceno Orbital in Azaleach.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal Search Efforts Continue (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-search-efforts-continue.870/)


Title: ED: Shades of the Antares Incident
Post by: RSSFeeder on 27 May 2015, 23:45:08
Shades of the Antares Incident

At a press conference held earlier today, Acting Federal President Felicia Winters made a personal appearance to address the rdisappearance of Starship One after failing to re-enter normal space following a routine hyperspace jump.

"The disappearance of Starship One has us all on edge. Tensions are high, and the rumour mills are making all their usual noise about terrorists, aliens, conspiracies and cover-ups. I'm afraid the truth will likely get you all far fewer viewers, but it is the truth that the people of the Federation need to hear from me now."

"I'm told the early investigations from telemetry and uplink data suggest an explosive drive failure destroyed Starship One in hyperspace, catapulting all three of her protective Guardian Wing out of hyperspace. Wreckage is likely spread across interstellar space. I'm told there are parallels with the loss of the Highliner Antares way back in 3251 when she was lost with all hands on her maiden voyage."

"I know I remember where I was when the Highliner Antares disappeared, and I fear we will always remember where we were the day Starship One was lost."

"While we don't know what caused this incident – yet – we do know that Starship One's engines experienced an unexpected surge of power just seconds before making its last jump."

"The search efforts will continue, of course. Our hearts and hope go out to the friends and families of President Halsey and all those lost yesterday in this terrible incident."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Shades of the Antares Incident (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/shades-of-the-antares-incident.871/)


Title: ED: The Truth is Out There
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 May 2015, 10:45:07
The Truth is Out There

Despite claims that the disappearance of Starship One was due to a failure in the ship's Frame Shift Drive, rumours abound about a more sinister, possibly extraterrestrial explanation.

Alex Snoori, host of the popular interstellar talk show Beyond Top Secret, had this to say to his listeners.

"It's an outrage, that's what it is. Do you think those Martian fat cats that rule over us want you to know the truth? I don't think so."

"Learn your history, people. It wasn't all that long ago that our ancestors were being plucked out of the black right into the belly of bugs. Wake up sheeple, you don't want to be sitting around dressed up like mutton when they come for you. Do not let the government tell you lies. You're smarter than that."

"There's been a lot of hullabaloo about strange things being found out there recently. Weird, pulsing, alien things. I don't know where they came from, but I do know that they're creepy, and gross, and almost certainly dangerous. You think it's a coincidence that the President went missing just weeks after those THINGS turn up? Don't be so naive. WAKE UP sheeple, you're being lied to."



Source: Galnet News
Source: The Truth is Out There (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-truth-is-out-there.872/)


Title: ED: Emergency Session of Congress
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 May 2015, 10:45:07
Emergency Session of Congress

Shadow President Hudson today called an Emergency Session of Congress to address concerns surrounding Starship One's disappearance.

During the meeting, the Shadow President openly mocked the idea that Starship One's disappearance could have been caused by simple engine failure.

"Jasmina and I weren't close – heck, we hated each other, and that's the truth of it. But the idea, the very notion, that our best and brightest out there on Starship One would have let that bird fly with a busted engine... No way. Those guys are military. We need to be looking for who did it. We need to nail them NOW. The assassin is busy covering their tracks while we speak. This dithering inaction and woolly thinking is typical of this administration. Let's face it Halsey had enough enemies like those onionhead guys, numerous frontier systems she has annoyed, and the elephant in the room – the Empire."

Acting President Winters took a more levelled approach.

"I appreciate the sheer gamut of emotions my esteemed colleague must be feeling, but at times like these, level heads must prevail. We have found no evidence of foul play as yet. Our engineers are sifting through copious amounts of data and so far it does look like a very unusual catastrophic failure rather than sabotage."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Emergency Session of Congress (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/emergency-session-of-congress.873/)


Title: ED: Winters Willingly Agrees to Vote
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 May 2015, 20:45:05
Winters Willingly Agrees to Vote

Following Shadow President Zachary Hudson's call to have Congress issue a Vote of No Confidence against President Jasmina Halsey, Acting President Felicia Winters held a press conference outside Congress to address the Shadow President's concerns about the future.

"Let me start by saying how truly saddened I am by the loss of my long time friend, Jasmina. I know that were she here instead of me, she would be deeply disappointed with the fear-mongering being bandied about by members of the opposition. Nevertheless we have to bow to process."

"In order to allow a right and proper number of representatives from the frontier worlds to attend, Congress will meet on Monday to formally vote on the future of the Federation. Should I be chosen to continue to serve, I promise that you will get the kind of president that you deserve."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Winters Willingly Agrees to Vote (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/winters-willingly-agrees-to-vote.874/)


Title: ED: Hudson Calls for Vote of No Confidence
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 May 2015, 20:45:05
Hudson Calls for Vote of No Confidence

Shadow President Zachary Hudson has continued his criticism of Halsey's administration, finally moving to the feared vote of no confidence. In his address to Congress, Shadow President Hudson has made it clear the situation needs a resolution.

"These are uncertain times and, with no disrespect to Jasmina's memory, we need to put an end to this weak administration and bring our beloved Federation back on track. We cannot allow ourselves the luxury of wallowing in this state of horrendous disarray for even a moment longer."

"Had Jasmina returned, it would have made no difference. She was away trying to raise support from the frontier as she knew this vote of no confidence was coming. I call for it now. Let's get it out of the way and move on, here on Mars and throughout the Federation."

"We are not some Imperial dynasty. We do not allow the whims of our dead to dictate terms to the living."

"As such, in her absence, and without any ill intent towards Secretary Winters, I am issuing a call for a vote of no confidence against the current administration."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Hudson Calls for Vote of No Confidence (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/hudson-calls-for-vote-of-no-confidence.875/)


Title: ED: A Vote of Congressional Confidence
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 May 2015, 16:45:05
A Vote of Congressional Confidence

There is blood in the water and the politicians have begun hunting their prey.

Yesterday, Shadow President Hudson placed a motion before Congress asking that they issue a Vote of No Confidence against President Halsey's administration. The motion was accepted, and the vote has been scheduled to take place on Monday afternoon.

According to historic procedure, if a Vote of No Confidence in the encumbent President succeeds, then the Shadow President gets the chance to form an administration, which in turn is then put to a vote. If this fails, then a full congressional election is triggered.

The Shadow President succeeding in these circumstances is not unheard of, but pretty rare. The last occasion was when the increasingly unpopular Eugene Cooper was ousted by the charismatic Antonia Madison in 3264 following a mid-term Vote of No Confidence.



Source: Galnet News
Source: A Vote of Congressional Confidence (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/a-vote-of-congressional-confidence.876/)


Title: ED: Malfunction or Malice?
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 May 2015, 21:45:08
Malfunction or Malice?

It has now been 5 days since Starship One lost contact, and the search and rescue teams have yet to find any trace of the missing ship or her crew.

According to Lieutenant Barringer of the Federal Transport Safety Administration:

"Starship One's disappearance appears to have been caused by a major malfunction in the Frame Shift Drive's safety systems. It looks like there was a major power surge, followed by four separate system failures in quick succession according to the data we have, resulting in a catastrophic explosion. We do not believe this explosion would have been survivable by anyone on board."

"The FTSA has seen each of these failures in commercial and military hyperdrives in the last few years, but each one has resulted in the drive shutting down and the ship failing to enter hyperspace.

"There are strong similarities with the loss of the Highliner Antares in 3251, but since then we have many more safety systems designed to prevent such failures. At the moment it looks like this was a terribly unlucky tragic accident. We have not found any evidence of tampering, and all the systems passed their automated pre-flight checks."

"Our condolences go out to the loved ones of those lost."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Malfunction or Malice? (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/malfunction-or-malice.877/)


Title: ED: 78 Ursae Majoris Celebrates Security with Shield Sale
Post by: RSSFeeder on 31 May 2015, 22:45:07
78 Ursae Majoris Celebrates Security with Shield Sale

After a series of skirmishes between independent pilots and pirates, as well as the drawn out battle against the Sobek Boys, 78 Ursae Majoris was facing a security threat in the run-up to Federal President Jasmina Halsey's planned visit. News of the catastrophic accident that is believed to have consumed Starship One, and taken the President's life, has been spreading through the galaxy, but 78 Ursae Majoris has now been secured.

The system saw a huge influx of independent pilots as Andrew Bailey, Mayor of Townshend Hub and local leader of the Alioth Independents, declared the security and military campaign. Independent pilots were tasked with eradicating criminal elements in and around Alliance territory, along with being enlisted in a military campaign against the Sobek Boys, a criminal syndicate operating from the Sobek system. There was a lull in fighting the Sobek Boys however, as the objective took a few days to actually reach a completion mark. Some might think there might be more behind as to why this objective wasn't touched in the starting days. Ivan Shevchenko, a known mercenary and fighter pilot, has given us his opinion on the matter:

"There is a large difference between fighting traditional asteroid belt pirates, and a well organized militia force. And that isn't something I say lightly, having been in the conflict areas. The Sobek Boys' ships were well armed and heavily reinforced. A whole gang of pirates running around with that kind of gear is bad for any system or region of space. But that could also be the reason as to why nobody was really wanting to fight them. Nobody wants to be tangled up against that kind of firepower, even I don't and I own one of the best bounty hunting vessels you can get. On the other hand, independent pilots could've also been distracted by the other directive Mayor Bailey put out to stopping pirate activity. At the same time though I have to say, who knows. I suppose in the end though, all of us who helped put a stop to the Sobek Boys and pirate activities in and around 78 Ursae Majoris did a very good thing for the Alliance and its members."

- CMDR Shevchenko



Source: Galnet News
Source: 78 Ursae Majoris Celebrates Security with Shield Sale (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/78-ursae-majoris-celebrates-security-with-shield-sale.878/)


Title: ED: The Loss of Starship One Linked to Mechanical Failure
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 June 2015, 23:45:07
The Loss of Starship One Linked to Mechanical Failure

The Federal Navy has today released its official report into the disappearance of Starship One. As expected, the 600,000 word document provides a detailed analysis of the inner workings of Starship One, including the first publicly available copy of the schematics for the Sirius Starstrider Class Frame Shift Drive.

The report confirms that the abnormal energy signature detected by Guardian Wing Alpha, immediately prior to Starship One's last known jump, was almost certainly caused by mechanical failure. The 'S' Class is reported as having 'notoriously high maintenance requirements' and 'an abysmally high failure rate, although failure typically results in the FSD shutting down completely'.

Despite going over hours of evidence, including video feeds detailing the last several days of life aboard Starflight One, investigators were not able to identify any signs of foul play. In the end, the team concluded that the cause of Starship One's misjump was nothing more than a simple engine failure.

In light of the new report, concerned interests from across the galaxy have begun calling for tougher oversight into the development and deployment of Frame Shift Drive technologies.



Source: Galnet News
Source: The Loss of Starship One Linked to Mechanical Failure (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-loss-of-starship-one-linked-to-mechanical-failure.879/)


Title: ED: Federal Congress Prepares for Vote
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 June 2015, 23:45:07
Federal Congress Prepares for Vote

Members of Congress from across the Federation have made their way to Mars today, in response to Shadow President Hudson's call for a Vote of No Confidence Against the current administration.

For months now, the Shadow President has been involved in an intense lobbying campaign against President Halsey and her administration. The Shadow President has pointed to the loss of dozens of member states to the Alliance, a rampant increase in crime rates, and a defanged Federal Navy as some of the more devastating effects of Jasmina's time in office.

However, now that President Halsey no longer appears to be a concern, Congress could decide to allow Acting President Winters to assume the office of President in Jasmina's stead. Felicia Winters has always been very popular amongst Congress, even before her ascension to the office of Secretary of State. Now that she's assumed the role of Acting President, it's could be possible that her peers will elect to see what kind of leader Felicia will be.

Members of Congress will be permitted to cast their vote at any time in the next 12 hours. Last-minute lobbying efforts from both sides are expected to be extremely intense, although pundits believe that Shadow President Zachary Hudson will almost certainly carry the day.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal Congress Prepares for Vote (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-congress-prepares-for-vote.880/)


Title: ED: The Loss of Starship One Linked to Mechanical Failure
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 June 2015, 19:45:08
The Loss of Starship One Linked to Mechanical Failure

The Federal Navy has today released its official report into the disappearance of Starship One. As expected, the 600,000 word document provides a detailed analysis of the inner workings of Starship One.

The report confirms that the abnormal energy signature detected by Guardian Wing Alpha, immediately prior to Starship One's last known jump, was almost certainly caused by mechanical failure. The report includes an in depth comparison with the failure of the Highliner Antares and concludes there were remarkable similarities in the unusual failure mode, and it is still unclear why the automatic shutdown systems did not operate (most of which were not present on the Antares). The failure began with a power surge in the central power plant – something not especially unusual in a high capacity hydrogen reactor – causing several other core systems to overload.

Despite going over hours of evidence, including video feeds detailing the last several days of life aboard all four ships of Starflight One, investigators were not able to identify any signs of foul play. In the end, the team has concluded that the cause of Starship One's loss was a complex multi-stage engine failure.



Source: Galnet News
Source: The Loss of Starship One Linked to Mechanical Failure (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-loss-of-starship-one-linked-to-mechanical-failure.881/)


Title: ED: Zachary Hudson Becomes the New President of the Federation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 June 2015, 19:45:08
Zachary Hudson Becomes the New President of the Federation

The results are in and Zachary Hudson is the overwhelming choice for the new President of the Federation.

A record number of attendees appeared in Congress on Mars to take part in yesterday's Vote of No Confidence against the Liberal Administration, with almost every member of Congress appearing in person to cast their vote.

In the end, a shocking 66% of Congress voted to remove the Liberal Administration from office, a clear indicator that the collected Federal worlds feel a change in leadership style is necessary. Surprisingly, a large number of known Liberal supporters voted to remove their own leadership from power. Most commentators agree that this is a reflection on Halsey's actions and the current unpopularity of Federal government among frontier systems. Winters needs to build her own supporter base before she can bring power back to the Liberals.

President Hudson will be officially sworn into office later today, after which he is expected to spend the remainder of the week finalising his administration. Most of the previous Shadow Cabinet are expected to be included, although as always some change is inevitable.

The Federal Republican Association has gained a massive swell of support over the last year. Now that President Hudson is officially in office, we can expect a much more aggressive stance on decision-making coming from Mars once the new administration is fully established.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Zachary Hudson Becomes the New President of the Federation (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/zachary-hudson-becomes-the-new-president-of-the-federation.882/)


Title: ED: Galaxy's Most Wanted: Who is Archon Delaine?
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 June 2015, 20:45:03
Galaxy's Most Wanted: Who is Archon Delaine?

Villain, murderer, madman. Titles with which Archon Delaine, the self-styled Pirate King, are all too familiar.

37 years ago, Archon Delaine rose to prominence after brutally beating the Kumo Crew's previous leader to death with his bare hands. Thus, at the tender age of 15, Archon assumed the role of Pirate Lord and began to cut a bloody swathe across the Pegasi sector.

During the first 20 years of his rule, Archon Delaine faced a constant stream of challenges from upstarts and other crews alike. Each and every challenger was struck down, and as each one fell, the legend of Archon grew ever greater.

Growing weary of the constant infighting, Archon oversaw a massive restructuring of his 'family'. He turned them from a loosely affiliated rag-tag assortment of pirate crews into a single-minded killing machine whose only desire is to obey Archon's every order. Under his leadership, the Kumo Crew has gone from being a feared local drug cartel to one of the most influential criminal syndicates in the galaxy.

The systems he runs still function – in some cases better than before they were taken. The Kumo Crew rule by fear and are utterly intolerant of those who work against them, but in equal measure have been known to protect and reward those in the systems they have subjugated who have shown loyalty, brutally enforcing their own ruthlessly simple ethos.

So far, Archon Delaine has only been active in the Pegasi sector, but some reports have begun to surface of Kumo Crew members beginning to move out of the sector.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Galaxy's Most Wanted: Who is Archon Delaine? (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/galaxys-most-wanted-who-is-archon-delaine.883/)


Title: ED: Kumo Crew - Uniting the Pegasi Pirates
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 June 2015, 08:45:06
Kumo Crew - Uniting the Pegasi Pirates

The presence of Archon Delaine and the Kumo Crew has long plagued the people of the Pegasi sector, and now things have started to take a very serious turn for the worse.

Having free reign for so long has emboldened Archon, who has set himself up as a self-styled Pirate King , demanding tribute and enforcing his will on the various other militant organisations operating throughout the Pegasi sector. Those who defy him find themselves shredded apart by a swarm of raging Kumo fighters.

Many of the Pegasi pirate lords have begun taking orders from Archon. In doing so, they have likewise set themselves up as local warlords who enforce Archon's will and taxes on those systems too weak to oppose them, while raiding, pillaging and pecking away at those that are not.

Two crews in particular, the Hand Gang of Gandii and the Camorra of Krisha, are currently engaged in attempts to take direct control over systems within Archon's domain. If they succeed, they will be accepted as members of the Kumo Crew. If they fail, it is likely none of them will ever be seen again.

Members of the Kumo Crew, potential allies and killers for credits alike are all invited to aid the Hand Gang of Gandii and the Camorra of Krisha in their attempts to take over Gandii and Krisha. Pirates wishing to share in the plunder can contact representatives of the crews aboard Lu Hub and Fincke Depot respectively.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Kumo Crew - Uniting the Pegasi Pirates (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/kumo-crew-uniting-the-pegasi-pirates.884/)


Title: ED: A Vision of the Future
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 June 2015, 08:45:06
A Vision of the Future

For decades, the Utopian compound on Antal was seen as a place where people could visit the future. Technology that was years ahead of its time was openly on display for anyone to see. The secrets uncovered by the Utopian engineers were made freely available for study, regardless of the factional leanings of those who wished to explore their mysteries.

That freedom of information, that willingness to share knowledge and ideas, is what has allowed Utopia to grow into a living network of technological communes that will help lead the galaxy towards a better tomorrow.

In the last five years, hundreds of thousands of scientists, programmers and engineers have begun their journey into the Utopian lifestyle. Their hard work and dedication has been rewarded with a wealth of new technologies that will revolutionise the galaxy once mass production has been achieved.

Of course, mass production is difficult without the right materials to do the job. Utopia estimates its workshops require around 30 million tonnes of assorted metals per month. So far, no single supplier has been able to meet their requirements. As such, Utopia will be offering a range of bonuses each month to any interstellar traders who bring the Utopians a large supply of metal.

Those interested in offering assistance to the Utopian Project are asked to deliver metals to Lobachevsky Station in Antal.



Source: Galnet News
Source: A Vision of the Future (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/a-vision-of-the-future.886/)


Title: ED: Galaxy's Most Powerful People: Simguru Pranav Antal
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 June 2015, 08:45:06
Galaxy's Most Powerful People: Simguru Pranav Antal

As heir to the legacy of Simguru Rishi Antal, the master of transcendental technology, Pranav has a lot to live up to. There are many people who thought that Utopia, along with its various projects and subsidiaries, would inevitably fall apart once Rishi was no longer leading them. Pranav has proved them all wrong.

Pranav, known as Simguru Antal to his followers, not only managed to maintain the original Utopian Commune, he has actually expanded the Utopian Commune Programme to include Polevnic, Neris, Hip 117972 and Hip 1389. Never one to rest on his laurels, Pranav is already planning on expanding Utopia's reach into another half a dozen systems in the very near future.

"We live in an imperfect world, one constructed from the chaos that is this universe's random nature," Simguru Antal told GalNet.

"The struggle of men and women to impose order through innovation and understanding is the key to humanity's ultimate happiness. The advancement of our species towards that inevitable point of peace and prosperity is not only my love, my passion, it is my very reason for being. It is the reason that all of us are here. To make our dreams, and our passions, become a reality."

"If Utopia is to succeed, we must be driven by our righteous desires, not by our base ones. After all, it is only through mastering ourselves that we can hope to master the worlds around us."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Galaxy's Most Powerful People: Simguru Pranav Antal (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/galaxys-most-powerful-people-simguru-pranav-antal.885/)


Title: ED: Orden de Comandantes Imperiales Capture Kamocan for Princess
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 June 2015, 16:45:05
Orden de Comandantes Imperiales Capture Kamocan for Princess

Orden de Comandantes Imperiales Capture Kamocan for Princess



The famous Hispanic chivalric order has been operating day and night to ensure that Kamocan turns its allegiance to Princess Arissa Lavigny-Duval. The noblemen of the Orden de Comandantes Imperiales have been working hard to turn Kamocan to the support of the Princess, and after an extended campaign, the Orden de Comandantes Imperiales is pleased to announce that Kamocan has now officially entered the Imperial fold.

This area of Imperial space is highly populated with people from Hispanic backgrounds, many of whom have now sworn to follow the Princess Lavigny-Duval in her quest to restore law and order to the Empire.

The Orden de Comandantes Imperiales are confident that their systems will prosper through the influence of their beloved leader, the only real heir to the Throne.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Orden de Comandantes Imperiales Capture Kamocan for Princess (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/orden-de-comandantes-imperiales-capture-kamocan-for-princess.890/)


Title: ED: Emperor's Grace Reaffirms Loyalty to Patreus
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 June 2015, 16:45:06
Emperor's Grace Reaffirms Loyalty to Patreus

Emperor's Grace Reaffirms Loyalty to Patreus



On the personal order of Varrwen Mako Brennus, all members of Emperor's Grace are instructed to extend their support to Senator Denton Patreus where possible.

Senator Patreus demonstrated support for Emperor's Grace during recent unpleasant circumstances when senior members of Emperor's Grace stood accused of Treason. This unfounded and scurrilous accusation was disproven before the Imperial Senate. Moreover, Emperor's Grace was instrumental in finding the criminals behind the recent assassination attempt on Emperor Duval.

Explaining the decision to extend support to Senator Patreus, Admiral Brennus declared to a packed audience that "we never forget our friends and we always remember our enemies."

Commander Light Fingers

Imperial Security Service Lead

Emperor's Grace



Source: Galnet News
Source: Emperor's Grace Reaffirms Loyalty to Patreus (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/emperors-grace-reaffirms-loyalty-to-patreus.889/)


Title: ED: The Dukes of Mikunn Unveil Mercenary's Respite
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 June 2015, 16:45:06
The Dukes of Mikunn Unveil Mercenary's Respite

The Dukes of Mikunn Unveil Mercenary's Respite



Thanks to the efforts of the Mercenaries of Mikunn, who were assisted in their endeavour to colonise a previously uninhabited region of space by hundreds of independent commanders, the Dukes of Mikunn are pleased to announce the opening of a new station in the area previously known as COL 285 Sector VG-1 B24-6.

Over 1 million tonnes of metal were collected in Kwatee last month to help construct "Mercenary's Respite," the Duke's newest Coriolis station. Remoteness from major high-tech hubs and attempts at bureaucratic power plays by the Law Party of HR 7327 are blamed for the delay in opening the Duke's latest military installation.

The Law Party's assistance in constructing the station was initially offered in order to forge a lasting peace with the Dukes as part a cease-fire agreement in regards to HR 7327. Ironically, the Law Party lost an election to the Dukes during the truce, leading to the Dukes gaining control of both HR 7327 and COL 285 Sector VG-1 B24-6.

B24-6, as the locals call it, has been renamed "Sefrys" in honour of a fallen Mercs commander.

The Dukes of Mikunn urge all those who may have business with either the Dukes or the Mercs to contact their agents aboard Mercenary's Respite in order to make the appropriate arrangements.



Source: Galnet News
Source: The Dukes of Mikunn Unveil Mercenary's Respite (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-dukes-of-mikunn-unveil-mercenarys-respite.888/)


Title: ED: The Rising Cost of Getting High
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 June 2015, 21:45:08
The Rising Cost of Getting High

The Rising Cost of Getting High



In reaction to the changing political landscape in the Federation, many systems have begun taking a much firmer stance against the supply and distribution of illegal narcotics.

Traditionally, prohibition has served to do nothing more than increase the risk and reward for those involved in the trade of prohibited materials. This time appears to be no different.

With the supply no longer adequately able to meet the demand, many buyers are being forced to pay prices that would have been unimaginable just weeks ago.

While stricter penalties and additional costs may be enough to dissuade infrequent users, for the vast majority the question of cost is less an issue of if, and more a question of how.

Smugglers across the galaxy have seen their profits rise by as much as 5000% in the last couple of weeks, with many expecting that profits will continue to rise, as more and more systems begin to crack down on the delivery of illicit goods to their stations.



Source: Galnet News
Source: The Rising Cost of Getting High (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-rising-cost-of-getting-high.887/)


Title: ED: Hudson Set to Target Traffickers
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 June 2015, 21:45:09
Hudson Set to Target Traffickers

Hudson Set to Target Traffickers



In the face of President Hudson's recent rise to power, the value of illicit goods has skyrocketed throughout the galaxy in anticipation of a crackdown on illegal commodities that are traditionally transported via the Federation. Dealers of all stripes have seen their profits soar over the last week, with hundreds of new millionaires being minted off the back of President Hudson's perceived stance against criminal commodities.

With the President's appointment of his new administration now complete, sources close to Hudson have revealed to GalNet that an increase in security spending is very high on his agenda.

"Things are about to get very difficult for traffickers," one anonymous aide told the Mars Tribune.

"The President's ordered a bunch of those new Diamondback Scouts to act as short range interceptors for local security services. They don't pack much of a punch on their own, but you try and outrun a swarm of angry Diamondbacks followed up by a couple of Viper wings and see how well you do."

"'Course if you do outrun them, say hello to the Navy. A month from now, two months top, the war against drugs will be done and dusted. You mark my words."

Prices of illegal narcotics had just started to stabilise after a week of frantic black market trading, and this latest news could well send prices spiking up again as dealers across the galaxy try to unload their stash before the expected galaxy-wide lockdown begins.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Hudson Set to Target Traffickers (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/hudson-set-to-target-traffickers.891/)


Title: ED: The Federation Unites in the Face of Tragedy
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 June 2015, 21:45:09
The Federation Unites in the Face of Tragedy

The Federation Unites in the Face of Tragedy



Despite some fear that the recent change in leadership would lead to further destabilisation of the Federation, it seems that on the whole, the majority of Federal worlds are content to wait and see what kind of President Zachary Hudson turns out to be.

Political pundits and sociologists alike had expressed concerns that since the disappearance of former President Jasmina Halsey, the Federation would almost certainly go through a period of internal strife while the landscape of Federal power adjusted to the new reality.

To everyone's surprise, the situation on the ground has actually stabilised since President Hudson assumed office. It would seem that in the face of tragic loss, personal politics have been put aside, and the overwhelming majority of Federal organisations have chosen to stand united for the good of the Federation.

How long this new coalition will last remains to be seen, but for now at least, Federal residents can rest easy knowing that for this brief moment in time, the Federation stands united for the good of all mankind.



Source: Galnet News
Source: The Federation Unites in the Face of Tragedy (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-federation-unites-in-the-face-of-tragedy.892/)


Title: ED: Federation Goes All In
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 June 2015, 22:45:07
Federation Goes All In

Federation Goes All In



In late 3300, the small Federal system of Dahan found itself being used as a staging area for a prolonged military campaign against the independent nation of Eranin. Eventually, Eranin managed to force back the Federal invasion. Although not before heavy losses were incurred by both sides.

This week that region once again became a hotbed, though this time of political activity, as both Federal and Alliance campaigners turned out in force in an attempt to exert their influence over the sector.

Mahon supporters flooded the hallways of Dahan Gateway and Whitson Hub, choosing to focus their efforts on systems whose affections for the Federation could be called into question following the events of late last year. President Hudson's supporters went head to head with the Alliance campaigners to support the Federation's position aboard Dahan Gateway. With many an impassioned debate taking place between the two groups along the station's promenade.

Mahon supporters were successful in convincing many of the system's residents that life within the Alliance did indeed sound better than having to send a large slice of their income off to Sol for little apparent return. Although in the end, typical Alliance bureaucracy (in the form of a lack of resources) means that Mahon's supporters will be unable to capitalise on what appeared to be a sure-fire success.

Therefore the real winner of the week's campaigning currently looks set to be Shadow President Winters.

Liberal and Republican Party members have been working around the clock to recruit new supporters in the Federal system of Aulin, with the liberals managing to just about take a lead in what has historically been a republican led state. Contracts are currently being drawn up to allow Shadow President Winters to set up a new command centre aboard Aulin Enterprise, and unless the republican party does something extraordinary to stop it, Friday will see the rise of a new liberal command centre in Aulin.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federation Goes All In (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federation-goes-all-in.893/)


Title: ED: Getting Serious About Tascheter
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 June 2015, 22:45:08
Getting Serious About Tascheter

Getting Serious About Tascheter



It's been a little over a week since Felicia Winters assumed control of the Federal Liberal Party, and it looks as if the Shadow President intends to start her time in office by taking on her ex-employer in a bid to stabilize the Federation's interests in the Tascheter sector.

Media agents working on behalf of the Shadow President are currently in the process of spreading information packages throughout the Oduduro system, with the hope being that once residents learn of the Shadow President's new policies they will realise that their best option is to remain part of the Federation.

Unfortunately for Shadow President Winters, representatives of the Sirius Corporation have been extremely busy in the neighbouring system of Akkadia. Sirius has strong business connections with several Akkadian organisations, including Akkadia Inc and Akkadia Crimson Allied Organisation, both of which have been extremely receptive to Sirius's overtures regarding a potential merger.

Both galactic powers have enjoyed success in swaying the population of their respective target systems, but in the end, only one power will be able to establish themselves as the most influential voice in the Tascheter Sector. While relations between the two groups have remained cordial thus far, everything is expected to change as both sides begin to make their final preparations to see who will successfully stake their claim over the region.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Getting Serious About Tascheter (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/getting-serious-about-tascheter.894/)


Title: ED: Who is Brad Mitchell? The New Federal VP!
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 June 2015, 09:45:04
Who is Brad Mitchell? The New Federal VP!

Who is Brad Mitchell? The New Federal VP!



After the phenomenal political upheaval of the last week and the handover to the new administration, we take a look at our new Vice President Brad Mitchell.

He started as a travelling salesman, a rep for LTT 15449 Dynamic Incorporated, and rapidly climbed the ranks, ending up as President of Sales at Reyan BPS, becoming very wealthy before his move into politics. Brad Mitchell has a good reputation for getting things done, but has made enemies along the way.

Having spent much of his early adult life travelling throughout Federal space on behalf of various interstellar corporations, the new VP is well versed in the needs of the Federal frontier systems, and he is well liked in those systems. It is a clear move by Hudson to show he plans to support the frontier on every level, and has been seen as a very positive move by many living along the Federal borders.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Who is Brad Mitchell? The New Federal VP! (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/who-is-brad-mitchell-the-new-federal-vp.895/)


Title: ED: Controlling the Credit Crops
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 June 2015, 09:45:04
Controlling the Credit Crops

Controlling the Credit Crops



A little over six months ago, the newly discovered naturally occurring plant known as Onionhead was made illegal throughout all of Federal space. Not long after, in an attempt to stop the spread of Onionhead, the Federation launched a violent campaign against the innocent farmers of Kappa Fornacis, led by the vocal Georgio Algeria. Federal marines invaded the farmers' fields, and Federal battle cruisers rained fire from the skies.

The now wealthy farmers managed to create a new strain of Onionhead, and so the spread started, working alone and with others, including the East India Company – an Imperial trade organisation in which Senator Zemina Torval is a major shareholder.

In an attempt to warn the Imperial Senator away from Kappa Fornacis, President Hudson responded by directing a number of prominent Republican Party supporters to begin permanently establishing themselves in Autahenetsi, to change public opinion as a deterrent to farmers, smugglers and Imperials alike. Although at time of press, neither the East India Company nor Senator Zemina Torval appear to be particularly intimidated by the Federation's efforts.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Controlling the Credit Crops (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/controlling-the-credit-crops.896/)


Title: ED: Winters Sends Envoys to Utopia?
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 June 2015, 19:45:03
Winters Sends Envoys to Utopia?

Winters Sends Envoys to Utopia?



In a move that many will see as being directly at odds with her predecessor's hard-line stance against the spread of sim addiction in the Federation, emissaries of Shadow President Felicia Winters have been spotted meeting with representatives of Utopia aboard Tanner Settlement in Polevnic.

GalNet reached out to the Shadow President to ask why her support staff were seen visiting the Utopian headquarters, but a spokesman brushed it off as routine.

Political pundits have been quick to point out that visiting Utopia could be seen as a move to support sim fans – given Utopia's strong connection to the sim gaming industry, though there are other rumours, fuelled by the call for a large order of assorted Metals to be delivered to Antal, has led economists to speculate that the Utopians may be looking to broaden their efforts into other markets.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Winters Sends Envoys to Utopia? (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/winters-sends-envoys-to-utopia.897/)


Title: ED: Only The Strong Survive The Frontier
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 June 2015, 19:45:03
Only The Strong Survive The Frontier

Only The Strong Survive The Frontier



A week ago the Hand Gang of Gandii and the Camorra of Krisha issued a call asking for allies of the Kumo Crew to aid them in overthrowing the authorities in their homelands. The results were... disappointing for the two criminal families.

Recruitment was slow, with both crews failing to attract more than a few hundred freebooters to their cause. Their failure to recruit new blood proved to be particularly problematic for the Camorra of Krisha, who soon found themselves severely outgunned by the far more influential Krisha Systems Corporation.

By the end of the week, both crews found themselves fighting for their very survival. Finally, after a fierce battle for control of Babbage Station, the Hand Gang managed to establish themselves as a credible threat to the people of Gandii, a fact which inevitably led the New Gandii Democrats to revaluate the wisdom of holding out on Archon Delaine.

As for the Camorra of Krisha, their assault against Fincke Depot ended in total failure. Krisha Systems were able to force the Camorra into a full scale retreat late Thursday evening, so much so that by Friday morning very few members of the Camorra were left to be found in Krisha. Those that remain are being hunted by their former allies, while those that are smart have already slinked off to join more capable crews.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Only The Strong Survive The Frontier (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/only-the-strong-survive-the-frontier.898/)


Title: ED: Federal President Hudson Looks to the Future
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 June 2015, 10:45:04
Federal President Hudson Looks to the Future

Federal President Hudson Looks to the Future



In a speech to business leaders today at the Banqueting Hall in Quenisset on Mars, President Hudson hinted at a raft of new policies to motivate the Federation's youth.

"As I said when I was the Shadow President, we are entering dangerous times. The Empire have been expanding recently more than they have for centuries. We have failed our own frontier worlds for decades and it is hardly surprising they are leaving the Federation as they are. We need a stronger military, a military that gets respect from our youth. We need better soldiers, better fighters, better pilots. We need to be more outward-looking."

"Our youth has become flabby. Lying inanimate, plugged in to their sims hour after hour, day after day, living in dream worlds that never have existed and never will exist. They need to take part in the real world, and so we will be creating programs to allow them to do just that. Programmes that will excite them, engage them, train them. We will fund these programmes in full, the first of which will be announced to Congress on Tuesday 16th."

"The Empire needs to know the Federation is strong. We were strong, and now we will be strong again!"

Commentators have already been speculating about the introduction of conscription, but this was denied by Hudson himself "I believe in carrot, not stick". Congress has already agreed to a substantial rise in military spending, and naval shipyards throughout the Federation are at maximum capacity. Cynics have also noted that the Core Dynamics share price is at an all-time high - Core Dynamics has been a backer of Hudson for a long time, and many say this is his payback.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal President Hudson Looks to the Future (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-president-hudson-looks-to-the-future.899/)


Title: ED: The Savage Side of Imperial Slavery
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 June 2015, 10:45:04
The Savage Side of Imperial Slavery

The Savage Side of Imperial Slavery



On the edges of Imperial space, the line between savagery and civilisation blurs on an almost daily basis. Never has this been more apparent than this weekend, during which hundreds of supposedly honourable Imperial commanders crossed the border to smuggle massive quantities of Imperial Slaves to sell in black markets controlled by the Kumo Crew.

Exactly what the Kumo Crew plans to do with the Imperial Slaves is unknown, although given how much the Kumo Crew were paying for them it's almost certainly not going to be pleasant.

Under Imperial law, citizens are not permitted to sell their Imperial Slaves for service to non-Imperial citizens, nor are they allowed to sell Imperial Slaves on worlds outside of Imperial space. Those found breaking the law run the risk of being forced into service themselves, although in reality Imperial frontier security services tend to turn a blind eye to the practice.

GalNet reached out to the Imperial Slavers Association and received the following statement:

"The sale of Imperial Slaves outside of the borders of Imperial space is strictly prohibited by order of the Senate. Any members of the ISA found engaging in such activity will be removed from the guild and reported to the appropriate authorities."



Source: Galnet News
Source: The Savage Side of Imperial Slavery (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-savage-side-of-imperial-slavery.900/)


Title: ED: For Some, President Halsey's Disappearance Is Not "Case Closed"
Post by: RSSFeeder on 14 June 2015, 11:45:04
For Some, President Halsey's Disappearance Is Not "Case Closed"

For Some, President Halsey's Disappearance Is Not "Case Closed"



While the Federation considers President Halsey's disappearance an open and shut case, some groups still doubt the official story. The Knights of the Black, whose members have sworn to defend all human systems against alien aggression, is one such group.

According to the group's founder, "We aren't entirely convinced Halsey's disappearance is the work of an alien species, but we also aren't convinced that it was an accident. Remember that Felicia Winters insisted, even from the beginning, that Starship One was lost due to mechanical failure. Zachary Hudson seemed awfully convinced of sabotage until he became the President. To me, it seems the Federation is covering up something."

He went on to say, "Such a well-orchestrated strike against any of Humanity's leaders would be a clear sign of an alien threat, which we take very seriously."

Though the Knights aren't actively searching for Starship One, they claim, "We're keeping our eyes peeled."



Source: Galnet News
Source: For Some, President Halsey's Disappearance Is Not "Case Closed" (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/for-some-president-halseys-disappearance-is-not-case-closed.901/)


Title: ED: Simguru Offers to Share Tomorrow Today
Post by: RSSFeeder on 14 June 2015, 11:45:04
Simguru Offers to Share Tomorrow Today

Simguru Offers to Share Tomorrow Today



Simguru Pranav Antal made an appearance at the original Utopian commune in Antal today, to address rumours that the Utopians had entered negotiations to ally themselves with Shadow President Winters' supporters.

"It is only right for us to honour what came before us. Sol is the birthplace of our race, the shining jewel of our galaxy. At least, it is now that it has been restored to its former glory."

"In that respect, the Federation is like an elderly relative, full of wisdom and useful life lessons, but ultimately unable to guide its children in finding their truth."

"In Utopia we respect our elders, but we do not allow their love of the past to obstruct our path to the future. Members of the Federation are free to come to Utopia to study, to shape, to share in everything we have to offer. After all, the abundance of Utopia was created for all of mankind, and we wish for nothing but peace with our other selves."

"An alliance though? No."

"While it is our duty to be concerned with the workings of the lower worlds, the Utopians will not allow ourselves to become tangled in the petty politics of those whose only true worry is for their own personal power."

"Our goods are for sale, but our integrity is not."

As a reminder to all budding entrepreneurs working hard to scrape some credits from the black, Utopia is currently looking to source a large supply of metals. Traders and miners interested in acting as suppliers to Utopia are being asked to deliver metal to Lobachevsky Station in Antal.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Simguru Offers to Share Tomorrow Today (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/simguru-offers-to-share-tomorrow-today.902/)


Title: ED: President's Approval Rating Rocketing
Post by: RSSFeeder on 17 June 2015, 19:45:06
President's Approval Rating Rocketing

President's Approval Rating Rocketing



When Acting President Winters was replaced by Hudson, many political commentators questioned whether or not Congress was truly representing the will of the people. Just two weeks later and the latest poll results suggest Congress was right, and Hudson's support is very strong indeed.

Almost 75% of Federal civilians who responded to the poll said that they support Hudson's right to act as President of the Federation, with 68% saying that if there was an emergency election, they would vote to see Hudson retain office.

In order to capitalise on popular sentiment, the Republicans have announced their intention to open five new conference centres in Analave, Brani, Zaragas, Te Uira and Bhritzameno. At time of press, the deals look certain to go through in Bhritzameno and Zaragas, although Analave's future less certain due to the large number of Liberal supporters who call the region their home.



Source: Galnet News
Source: President's Approval Rating Rocketing (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/presidents-approval-rating-rocketing.903/)


Title: ED: Systems Flocking to the Alliance in Face of Galactic Turmoil
Post by: RSSFeeder on 17 June 2015, 19:45:06
Systems Flocking to the Alliance in Face of Galactic Turmoil

Systems Flocking to the Alliance in Face of Galactic Turmoil



As leader of the Alliance of Independent Systems, Prime Minister Mahon is no stranger to bureaucratic red tape.

Unlike the other major galactic powers, the Alliance is not a single entity governed by a shared set of rules and values. It is a collective of independent systems grouped together for mutual protection and economic benefit. Mahon has said he sees his role as a trusted guide whose job it is to keep the systems united. While this relaxed approach to leadership has seen Mahon maintain his position as Prime Minister for the better part of a decade, it isn't without its pitfalls. Despite enjoying a massive amount of support among Alliance civilians, Edmund often finds it a struggle to focus his supporters on a single objective. Most recently this caused the Alliance to lose a significant amount of influence in both Dahan and Zeta Trianguli, where in both cases the Alliance lost ground to Shadow President Winters and her more focused Federal campaign.

Fortunately, the Alliance boasts highly skilled diplomats, resulting in a steady stream of worlds joining the Alliance. So despite Mahon's lack of focus, the taste of freedom is enough to ensure that the Alliance will remain relevant in galactic politics for a long time to come.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Systems Flocking to the Alliance in Face of Galactic Turmoil (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/systems-flocking-to-the-alliance-in-face-of-galactic-turmoil.904/)


Title: ED: Galactic Power Standing Update Incoming
Post by: RSSFeeder on 17 June 2015, 19:45:06
Galactic Power Standing Update Incoming

Galactic Power Standing Update Incoming



There's only a few hours left to show your support for the galaxy's rich and powerful by voting in this week's Galactic Power Standing.

The polls close at 07:00 AM. As such, pilots wishing to influence this week's standing are advised to complete any last minute campaigns by the end of the day.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Galactic Power Standing Update Incoming (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/galactic-power-standing-update-incoming.905/)


Title: ED: Kappa Fornacis Calls Federal Freedom Into Question
Post by: RSSFeeder on 18 June 2015, 20:45:06
Kappa Fornacis Calls Federal Freedom Into Question

Kappa Fornacis Calls Federal Freedom Into Question



It has been some time since the Kappa Fornacis Farmers Union has dared to draw attention to itself beyond its home system. However, following a reported trade deal with one of Senator Zemina Torval's corporations, the farmers of Panem look a good deal more confident.

Georgio Algeria, spokesman for the Kappa Fornacis Farmers Union, had this to say on the subject:

"Even with a new President, they won't win. What we have is great, and you can't keep greatness down. That Hudson guy is too uptight. He needs to chill, and I've got just the thing for him!"

"Everything in moderation, my friends. Sims are cool. Hudson's kids don't need to win no prizes for proving who's the best at killin'. They need to chill, to care about each other, get in touch with their roots."

"The Empire's cool with us. Slavery's not cool, but at least they're doing something about it. These Fed kids signing up to the Navy. Bombing our children. How is that not slavery? Which is better?"



Source: Galnet News
Source: Kappa Fornacis Calls Federal Freedom Into Question (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/kappa-fornacis-calls-federal-freedom-into-question.906/)


Title: ED: Chaos in the Kumo Crew
Post by: RSSFeeder on 18 June 2015, 20:45:06
Chaos in the Kumo Crew

Chaos in the Kumo Crew



Leading a piratical group is tough. The Kumo Crew is growing, but not without a struggle. Archon Delaine has always been a strong leader, and keeps the worst excesses of his lieutenants in check. In truth he leads a disparate group of criminal organisations, and recently infighting and infiltration has been rife within the Kumo Crew since Delaine began accepting new members, causing the Kumo to falter in their bid to take over the Pegasi system.

Rumours coming from Harma suggest that the Pirate King is furious at the chaotic, incompetent and downright treacherous actions being carried out in his name. So much so that Delaine has dispatched the Kumo Crew enforcers to deal with the matter personally. Those who find themselves blocking the Kumo Crew's spread throughout the Pegasi sector will pay the price for their defiance.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Chaos in the Kumo Crew (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/chaos-in-the-kumo-crew.907/)


Title: ED: Angels Flock to Follow the People's Princess
Post by: RSSFeeder on 19 June 2015, 21:45:04
Angels Flock to Follow the People's Princess

Angels Flock to Follow the People's Princess



For months, Aisling's Angels have been working hard to support their mistress in her quest to bring about meaningful social change in the Empire. As part of their efforts, millions of slaves have been set free, retrained and rehomed in accordance with Aisling's wishes.

When she lost her bet against Zemina Torval back in April, many within Imperial society thought Aisling's followers would finally realise that she was backing a lost cause and give up. Instead the opposite happened as thousands of Imperial citizens, their hearts touched by the efforts of the people's princess, rallied to her cause. This has turned Aisling into one of the most influential celebrities in the Empire today, to the delight of her powerful backers.

With this new-found support, the people's princess has found herself once again going up against Senator Zemina Torval, as the two powerful senators clash in a bid to gain influence near the Empire's core systems.

Early last week, the two camps worked to rally support amongst senior patrons in Caspatsuria. When it became apparent that the Caspatsuria citizens would only be swayed by their wallets, a wise change in direction by the Angels PR team saw a last-minute burst of activity launch across Grovichun's social media networks. Supporters of both Imperial powers are currently engaged in talks with the respective local authorities in a bid to set up new command centres from which to spread their own particular forms of Imperial life.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Angels Flock to Follow the People's Princess (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/angels-flock-to-follow-the-peoples-princess.908/)


Title: ED: Blaine Address State of the Emperor
Post by: RSSFeeder on 20 June 2015, 12:45:09
Blaine Address State of the Emperor

Blaine Address State of the Emperor



Chancellor Blaine made an appearance before the Senate today in order to provide an update on the Emperor's health, following the attempt on the Emperor's life a little over a month ago.

"I am pleased to report that the Emperor is recovering nicely," the Chancellor began. "There was some small concern that an excessive amount of toxins had been allowed to take root in the Emperor's body, but His Grace's physicians have proven themselves more than up to the task of removing them."

"Similarly, praise must go to Princess Lavigny, whose invaluable assistance in tracking down the conspirators led to the restoration of the Emperor's justice in several dozen systems. A fact which I am sure will be of great comfort to those who were worried that the Duval legacy would be allowed to fall into ruin. Doubtless the Princess's father would be extremely proud."

"On that note, I am pleased to announce that His Grace, Emperor Hengist Duval, has begun to show signs of returning to good health. The Emperor's personal physicians have assured me that should His Grace continue to heal at his current rate, the Emperor will almost certainly make a full recovery."

"Hail the Emperor, bask in his glory."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Blaine Address State of the Emperor (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/blaine-address-state-of-the-emperor.909/)


Title: ED: Prime Minister Mahon Announces Open Trade Agreement in Old World Cluster
Post by: RSSFeeder on 21 June 2015, 08:45:09
Prime Minister Mahon Announces Open Trade Agreement in Old World Cluster

Prime Minister Mahon Announces Open Trade Agreement in Old World Cluster



During a press conference in Alioth earlier today, Prime Minister Edmund Mahon expressed his gratitude towards the independent pilots who supported his initiative to strengthen the Alliance's economic presence in the Old Worlds cluster. Mahon declared intention to keep the cluster open for traders of all affiliations and has announced an open trade agreement that will grant any trader safe passage.

To ensure the safety of trader ships in the sector, Prime Minister Mahon has commissioned the Alliance Defence Force to establish a permanent presence in the sector, to counter the growing threats to civilian traders from piracy and crime. The deployment of this new Alliance strike force is expected to take place within the next few weeks.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Prime Minister Mahon Announces Open Trade Agreement in Old World Cluster (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/prime-minister-mahon-announces-open-trade-agreement-in-old-world-cluster.910/)


Title: ED: Federal Vigilantes Defy All Galactic Powers
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 June 2015, 10:45:08
Federal Vigilantes Defy All Galactic Powers

Federal Vigilantes Defy All Galactic Powers



A long standing Federation leaning vigilante group has announced today that it is declaring itself its own sovereign power, defying all of the great galactic powers in what members of the groups are calling a struggle between "politicians, slavers and warlords."

The Armada will instead be working to create its own system of governance, based upon its own particular rules of law. The Armada will remain headquartered in the Ngaliba system, where it has resided since 2900 as a Federal detachment of a classified inter-factional combat force. Post Commander Tyllerius Adle pulled his force out of the secretive organization in 3200, re-branding his group as "Adle's Armada" in the process.

In 3301 the Armada still shrouds its self in secrecy and only recruits the finest and cleanest of conscience combative pilots into its ranks.

The group has been known to spring up in times of need to defend the defenceless against forces that seek to to evil in the Galaxy. Adle's Armada will now be acting as its own power in the universe, with members of the group operating primarily in the Ngaliba, Mbukuravi and Kremainn systems.

GalNet reached out to members of Congress for comment, but at time of press had received no reply.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal Vigilantes Defy All Galactic Powers (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-vigilantes-defy-all-galactic-powers.911/)


Title: ED: The Science of a Safer Society
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 June 2015, 20:45:13
The Science of a Safer Society

The Science of a Safer Society



Thousands of Pegasi sector civilians were forced to evacuate their homes last week, following a series of brutal raids carried out in the name of Archon Delaine.

Some resilient residents have attempted to reach out to the Federation and Empire homeworlds for assistance, but so far, their pleas for help have gone unanswered. This leaves the question on everyone's lips: who will stop the Kumo Crew?

Local business magnate, Pranav Antal, believes that his Utopians may well be able to provide an answer.

"Their greed, their jealousy… these are the things that drive the Kumo to try to own, control and destroy everything they see."

"This desire for base things has led the crew down a dark path, one which has caused much pain for the people of Pegasi. We at Utopia understand their sorrow, their troubles, and we want to help."

"Agents of Utopia are seeking to open a new commune in Hip 116213. Once approved, our engineers will begin the dangerous process of establishing an enlightened defence against the uncivilised horde."



Source: Galnet News
Source: The Science of a Safer Society (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-science-of-a-safer-society.912/)


Title: ED: GalNet Powers Update Incoming
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 June 2015, 21:45:07
GalNet Powers Update Incoming

GalNet Powers Update Incoming



In the early hours of tomorrow morning GalNet will be releasing the latest statistics and activities of the major powers.

If you are active with one of these powers then make sure that any vouchers and cargo have been delivered before this happens.



Source: Galnet News
Source: GalNet Powers Update Incoming (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/galnet-powers-update-incoming.913/)


Title: ED: Terror in the Pegasi Sector
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 June 2015, 21:45:07
Terror in the Pegasi Sector

Terror in the Pegasi Sector



Archon Delaine and his Kumo Crew have continued their seemingly unstoppable rampage across the Pegasi sector this week, with the Crew managing to establish new strongholds in Arawere, Huaich, LTT 16548 and San Muss.

Reports coming in from the sector indicate that the Kumo Crew are now operating in over 160 different systems, with millions of people being forced to pay the pirates for protection, or else risk death or dismemberment for failing to do so.

Many smaller interstellar corporations have announced that the Pegasi sector is now off limits, a fact which will doubtless lead to more suffering for residents of the region as their economies become affected by the lack of workable trade routes.

Almost 20 billion members of the Federation live within territory that has now been claimed by the Kumo Crew. Despite this, the Federation has yet to take an official stance on the Pirate King's activities.

GalNet reached out to the Federal Navy for comment and was informed that:

"The Navy is aware of the situation in the Pegasi sector. The issue will be resolved in due course, but we are unable to divulge any operational details at this time."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Terror in the Pegasi Sector (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/terror-in-the-pegasi-sector.914/)


Title: ED: The Pilots Federation Supports Fuel Rat Initiative
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 June 2015, 21:45:07
The Pilots Federation Supports Fuel Rat Initiative

The Pilots Federation Supports Fuel Rat Initiative



Each year, thousands of pilots go missing in the black.

Some are waylaid by pirates. Others are lost to the dangers of space. However, an estimated 63% of all deep space losses are attributed to pilots who simply run out of fuel in an area where others rarely tread.

Now a new initiative, which is being backed by the Pilots Federation, is hoping to turn those figures around. A group of independent pilots, calling themselves the Fuel Rats, have begun patrolling the outer fringes of civilisation. Their mission? To provide assistance to traders and explorers before their life support runs out.

Commander Murishani of the Fuel Rats issued the following public service announcement regarding what to do in case of a fuel shortage:

1) Do not panic. Panicking costs fuel and air. You are running out of both!

2) Remain with your ship. Exit supercruise. Throttle to 0. Disable nonessential modules.

3) Call for help from the Fuel Rats immediately. Time is precious.

4) Reduce activity and food consumption. Preserve oxygen. Wait for help.

A full list of active members of the Fuel Rats is available from the Pilots Federation upon request.



Source: Galnet News
Source: The Pilots Federation Supports Fuel Rat Initiative (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-pilots-federation-supports-fuel-rat-initiative.915/)


Title: ED: GalNet Weekly Conflict Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 26 June 2015, 13:45:05
GalNet Weekly Conflict Report

GalNet Weekly Conflict Report



This weekly transmission takes the latest GalNet data and lists some of the systems currently in conflict around the galaxy. (*).

Here are 10 of the 8,008 minor factions involved in a civil war:

Liberty Party of LP 751-1

Revolutionary Party of Nuenets

Bhotho Rats

HIP 118169 Freedom Party

Bactondinks Ring

Green Party of Lung

Bactondinks Life Corporation

Blue Major Exchange

HIP 118169 Silver Electronics

Union of Bets

Civil wars take place between minor factions in the same system over ownership of major assets like starports. During civil wars only combat missions and activities help bring the conflict to a resolution. Security, development level and standard of living indicators all drop for the duration of the civil war.

The following are 10 of the 3,020 minor factions at war:

LHS 1197 Inc

Dukes of Shangdi

Union of Iteliuona Resistance

Cuchoen Inc

Samnienas Crimson Hand Gang

Justice Party of HIP 21414

Quechua Citizens' Forum

Trua Gold Ring

Usipedia Noblement

Kuan Gu Collective

Wars occur when a minor faction invades another star system. For the duration of the conflict standard of living, wealth and security are all severely impacted. Combat missions and activates determines who wins the war. If no winner emerges then the war will end in a ceasefire.

* Data is correct at time of publishing.



Source: Galnet News
Source: GalNet Weekly Conflict Report (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/galnet-weekly-conflict-report.916/)


Title: ED: GalNet Weekly Expansion List
Post by: RSSFeeder on 27 June 2015, 14:45:05
GalNet Weekly Expansion List

GalNet Weekly Expansion List



Each week GalNat presents a short list of 10 of 1,552 minor factions currently expanding into new systems (*).

Junga Patron's Principles

Revolutionary Party of Nuenets

HIP 114044 Emperor's Grace

Brigid Imperial Society

HIP 117865 Empire Pact

Volo Fortune Partners

Ambiliates Legal Ltd

Atroan Gold Gang

BD+38 3327 Federal Company

People's Kurukujiali Confederacy

Expansion occurs when a minor faction reaches a sufficient influence rating and there is a populated system within striking distance. The act of expansion is a costly one and the wealth and development rating suffers during the period of expansion.

* Data is correct at time of publishing.



Source: Galnet News
Source: GalNet Weekly Expansion List (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/galnet-weekly-expansion-list.917/)


Title: ED: Prime Minister Mahon announces open trade agreement for Lave cluster
Post by: RSSFeeder on 28 June 2015, 10:45:07
Prime Minister Mahon announces open trade agreement for Lave cluster

Prime Minister Mahon announces open trade agreement for Lave cluster



During a press conference in Alioth earlier today, Prime Minister Edmund Mahon has expressed his gratitude towards the independent pilots who supported his initiative to strengthen the economical bonds with the Old Worlds in the Lave cluster. Mahon assured his declared intention to keep the cluster open for traders of all affiliations and has announced an open trade agreement that will grant any trader safe passage.

To ensure the safety of trader ships in the sector, he has commissioned the Alliance Defence Force to establish a permanent presence in the sector, to counter the growing threats to civilian traders from piracy and crime. The Council of Admirals has announced that the deployment of such forces will begin soon.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Prime Minister Mahon announces open trade agreement for Lave cluster (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/prime-minister-mahon-announces-open-trade-agreement-for-lave-cluster.918/)


Title: ED: Li Yong-Rui and Arissa Lavigny-Duval Open Embassies
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 June 2015, 11:45:03
Li Yong-Rui and Arissa Lavigny-Duval Open Embassies

Li Yong-Rui and Arissa Lavigny-Duval Open Embassies



In a press release issued to GalNet this morning, Commanders of the Pilots' Federation affiliated with both Sirius Corporation and Princess Arissa Lavigny-Duval have announced the completion of discussions leading towards the imminent preparation of embassies near each power's territory.

The systems to be used for this trial run are Sietae and Heverduduna. Sietae will allow Sirius Corporation to obtain a substantial increase on Bounty Hunting income. Heverduduna will allow Sirius Corporation to gain access to the Imperial Clipper, an asset still missing from their portfolio. In return, Sirius Corporation's scale will allow substantial shipyard and outfitting rebates to Commanders aligned to Arissa Lavigny-Duval.

Should this investment be profitable to the Corporation, a well-informed employee of the Corporation has told GalNet that Sirius will extend the offer of cooperation to all interested parties.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Li Yong-Rui and Arissa Lavigny-Duval Open Embassies (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/li-yong-rui-and-arissa-lavigny-duval-open-embassies.919/)


Title: ED: GalNet Weekly Security Digest
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 June 2015, 17:45:10
GalNet Weekly Security Digest

GalNet Weekly Security Digest



In this weekly report the latest GalNet data is assembled to present ten minor factions experiencing civil unrest or lockdown in their systems (*).

The following are 10 of the 412 minor factions are in lockdown:

NLTT 53690 Republic Party

Yupini Imperial Society

Calhuacan Empire Party

Democrats of Chamunda

Kaliki Citizens' Forum

Wolf 906 Incorporated

Vodyanes Emperor's Grace

Crowfor Vision Services

Groombridge 1618 Inc

LTT 14437 Labour

Lockdowns increase the security rating for a system but also have a negative effect on the system's wealth. Increased bounty hunting activity can reduce the lockdown period.

These are 10 of the 848 minor factions are experiencing civil unrest:

Biko Crimson Council

Simyr Constitution Party

Kalana Independents

Freedom Party of HIP 21778

Wong Guin Imperial Society

Freedom Party of LHS 3447

LFT 78 Patron's Principles

Crowfor Vision Services

Nunus Imperial Society

Aulin Silver United Company

Civil unrest is caused by illegal activity within the system as well completing contracts from more nefarious sources. The wealth rating and standard of living will suffer when a system contains civil unrest. Combat missions and activities can be utilised to end civil unrest.

* Data is correct at time of publishing.



Source: Galnet News
Source: GalNet Weekly Security Digest (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/galnet-weekly-security-digest.920/)


Title: ED: Infection Running Rampant in BD-02 4304
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 June 2015, 17:45:11
Infection Running Rampant in BD-02 4304

Infection Running Rampant in BD-02 4304



Infection Running Rampant in BD-02 4304

Hundreds of businesses have closed and thousands of people are quarantined following an outbreak aboard Newton Dock in what could be the most devastating epidemic of the decade.

The illness, the origins of which are currently unknown, has made its way across much of the region. Reports are coming in from surrounding systems indicating that the infection might already be spreading.

Carl Simmons, the Chief Medical Officer of Newton Dock, released the following statement in regards to the spread of this disease:

"At the risk of causing a panic, it is my duty to report that the outbreak is spreading at an alarming rate. Until we have identified how it managed to reach so many systems in such a short span of time, residents are advised to stay in their homes and travellers are advised to avoid the area."

"Early signs of infection include vomiting blood, excessive sweating, sores and waves of intense dizziness. If you suspect you've been infected, please report to the local authorities at the earliest available opportunity. They will inform you how to proceed."

In total almost 27 million residents now find themselves at risk from either disease, famine or both.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Infection Running Rampant in BD-02 4304 (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/infection-running-rampant-in-bd-02-4304.921/)


Title: ED: GalNet Weekly Powers Update Incoming
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 July 2015, 13:45:06
GalNet Weekly Powers Update Incoming

GalNet Weekly Powers Update Incoming



In the early hours of tomorrow morning (7.00am GMT ) the GalNet monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period to assemble the latest data.

Any pilots who operate for any of the powers should ensure that they deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time for their activities to be registered.



Source: Galnet News
Source: GalNet Weekly Powers Update Incoming (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/galnet-weekly-powers-update-incoming.922/)


Title: ED: GalNet Weekly Health Hotspots
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 July 2015, 13:45:07
GalNet Weekly Health Hotspots

GalNet Weekly Health Hotspots



This weekly report indicates some of the minor factions enduring significant health issues such as famine and outbreaks (*).

The following minor factions have reported famines:

Dukes of Mikunn Famines cause a massive drop in the standard of living for the systems inhabitants. Food trade and related contracts are essential to alleviate the suffering of the populace. Due to the state of emergency combat missions and activities provide no effect on influence.

Outbreaks have been reported by the following minor factions :

LHS 115 Democrats

Democrats of BD-02 4304

Rana General Co

Workers of Skeggiko O Labour

Tarutaalli Group Like famines, outbreaks cause a major disruption to the inhabitants' standard of living. Resupply of medicines and related trade contracts are needed to end the outbreak. Due to the state of emergency combat missions and activities provide no effect on influence.

* Data is correct at time of publishing.



Source: Galnet News
Source: GalNet Weekly Health Hotspots (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/galnet-weekly-health-hotspots.923/)


Title: ED: GalNet Focus on Democracy
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 July 2015, 09:45:03
GalNet Focus on Democracy

GalNet Focus on Democracy



This weekly roundup highlights some of the minor factions around the galaxy pursuing the dream of democratic freedom by holding elections (*).

Here are 10 of the 8,0081,766 minor factions are holding elections:

DH leonis Nationals

LF 8 +16 41 Focus

League of Gliese 384

CR Draco Blue Transport Network

Labe State Holdings

Aristocrats of LHS 1803

HIP 93685 Transport Corp

HIP 94184 Organisation

HIP 14611 Party

Crathiganit Silver General IndElections occur when two minor factions are of a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

* Data is correct at time of publishing.



Source: Galnet News
Source: GalNet Focus on Democracy (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/galnet-focus-on-democracy.924/)


Title: ED: Mahon speaks out on Alliance Values
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 July 2015, 09:45:03
Mahon speaks out on Alliance Values

Mahon speaks out on Alliance Values



Prime Minister Mahon gave a speech today to the assembled graduates of the esteemed Alioth University, the same establishment he graduated from as a student. While his opponents sometimes deride his 'matter of fact' presentation, few could argue against the Prime Minister's passion for the values he holds dear:

"The Alliance of Independent Systems is built upon a single defining principle and that is one of freedom. The freedoms we enjoy range from our personal freedoms as inscribed in the Bill of Human Rights to the freedom of societies and even planets within the Alliance.

"But we should not accept this grace blindly or assume that its existence continues by mere chance. The birth of the Alliance came from removing the burden of the Federation and the Empire who for centuries fought each other for our resources and we were caught helpless in the middle.

"Both of those organisations proudly describe their origins as being freedom from the tyranny of others. And yet now they are the tyranny and it is our duty to oppose them, while also ensuring that we don't become them."

The speech then turned to the minutiae of the Alliance's democratic process. But pundits were quick to comment that this was a bold statement from the Prime Minister and that perhaps the recent successes in the Old Worlds region show a more robust future for the Alliance in galactic politics.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Mahon speaks out on Alliance Values (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/mahon-speaks-out-on-alliance-values.925/)


Title: ED: Galnet Health Report Sparks Action from Angeli Imperial
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 July 2015, 15:45:04
Galnet Health Report Sparks Action from Angeli Imperial

Galnet Health Report Sparks Action from Angeli Imperial



Source: Galnet News
Source: Galnet Health Report Sparks Action from Angeli Imperial (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/galnet-health-report-sparks-action-from-angeli-imperial.926/)


Title: ED: GalNet Weekly Conflict Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 July 2015, 15:45:04
GalNet Weekly Conflict Report

GalNet Weekly Conflict Report



This weekly transmission takes the latest GalNet data and lists some of the systems currently in conflict around the galaxy. (*).

These are 10 of the 9,977 minor factions involved in a civil war:

LTT 15899 Jet Netcoms Systems

Blatuntino Party

Blatuntino Vision Partners

Babai Public Incorporated

Mendego Conservatives

League of 41 Lambda Hydrae Nationalists

Natural HIP 118213 Liberty Party

HIP 112002 Labour

Vashis Jet Mafia

Partnership of JoroLiberty Party of LP 751-1

Revolutionary Party of Nuenets

Bhotho Rats

HIP 118169 Freedom Party

Bactondinks Ring

Green Party of Lung

Bactondinks Life Corporation

Blue Major Exchange

HIP 118169 Silver Electronics

Union of Bets

Civil wars take place between minor factions in the same system over ownership of major assets like starports. During civil wars only combat missions and activities help bring the conflict to a resolution. Security, development level and standard of living indicators all drop for the duration of the civil war.

* Data is correct at time of publishing.



Source: Galnet News
Source: GalNet Weekly Conflict Report (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/galnet-weekly-conflict-report.927/)


Title: ED: Peace and Prosperity through Production
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 July 2015, 15:45:04
Peace and Prosperity through Production

Peace and Prosperity through Production



The Utopians unveiled their plans to fight back against the pirates of the Pegasi sector today, at a meeting held aboard Yolen Hub in HIP 116213.

Simguru Pranav Antal was met with wild cheers from the gathered crowds as he spoke about the sector's recent spate of conflicts with the Kumo Crew, the resultant economic downturn and Utopia's plans for turning all of that around.

Outside the station's no-fire zone, followers of the Simguru demonstrated the effectiveness of Utopian technology when a wing of ships equipped with Enforcer Cannons shredded an Anaconda in under a minute. A clear message to anyone who thinks the Utopians will let their communes be pillaged simply because their overall philosophy leans towards peace.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Peace and Prosperity through Production (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/peace-and-prosperity-through-production.928/)


Title: ED: GalNet Weekly Expansion List
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 July 2015, 16:45:06
GalNet Weekly Expansion List

GalNet Weekly Expansion List



Each week GalNat presents a short list of 10 of the 1666 minor factions currently expanding into new systems (*).

Zi Goan Patron's Principles

Ymbe Patron's Principles

Wadjambaru Confederacy

Social Brivitt Future

HIP 113632 Empire Consulate

San Ti Nobles

Republic Party of HIP 9659

Purple Natural Incorporated

Pipedu Prison Colony

People's HIP 18339 Liberals

Expansion occurs when a minor faction reaches a sufficient influence rating and there is a populated system within striking distance. The act of expansion is a costly one and the wealth and development rating suffers during the period of expansion.

* Data is correct at time of publishing.



Source: Galnet News
Source: GalNet Weekly Expansion List (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/galnet-weekly-expansion-list.929/)


Title: ED: The Founding of the Federation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 July 2015, 12:45:06
The Founding of the Federation

The Founding of the Federation



The Founding of the Federation

In this new series exclusive to GalNet, famed historian Sima Kalhana visits the defining moments of human history since our first brave steps into space and to the star-spanning species we have since become. In this first article, she talks about the founding of the Federation. With a history spanning millennia, it is the oldest of the major factions.

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In this modern age it's hard for us to imagine that before the Federation, humanity existed on just a single world, bar a few small colonies on Mars and the Moon. Even stranger to our current experience was the fact that so many disparate tribal groupings, or 'countries' existed on one world.

The Federation arose from the ashes of the Third World War in the mid 21st century. The war caused tremendous devastation across the planet, decimating the population.

Many different factors changed humanity's outlook after that. The rise of the corporations, the discovery of the first fossils on Mars, and the explosive exploration triggered by the invention of the hyperdrive by Li Qin Jao and others in the 22nd century, first by unmanned probes, then with manned craft, overtaking the generation ships sent in the previous decades. Despite the huge dangers involved, a massive land-grab followed, fuelled by the voracious corporations.

It wasn't until some of the ecological excesses of these early colonists became apparent over a century later that Earth took its first steps, founding the Federation and becoming the colossal entity it is now, creating some order in what had become an unruly free-for-all.

In 2242 the Federation Accord was created outlining certain rights and responsibilities for members, uniting many of the new colonies, by force in some cases. After a short conflict the Taylor Colony in Tau Ceti bacame the first signatory outside the Sol system. The name of the Federation was also changed at this time to the 'Federation of Star Systems', but the name didn't stick and quickly returned to just the Federation.

From that point the Federation provided a stable framework to facilitate the further expansion of humanity to ever more distant star systems but not all colonies wanted a part of this. A distant early colony, formed by a band of political idealists as far from Earth as they could manage, in the system of Achenar would eventually spark another defining moment for the Federation and indeed humanity as a whole.



Source:...



The Founding of the Federation
Source: The Founding of the Federation (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-founding-of-the-federation.930/)


Title: ED: Emperor's Grace Blocks People's Princess in Rishair
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 July 2015, 12:45:06
Emperor's Grace Blocks People's Princess in Rishair

Emperor's Grace Blocks People's Princess in Rishair



Last week Rishair was the site of political unrest as activists under the banner of "The People's Princess", Aisling Duval, moved in to disrupt the long standing Imperial slave trade of Rishair. These activists have enjoyed highly celebrated and publicized successful protests in many Imperial systems. However, these fanatical rogue elements operating in support of the People's Princess were given a stark reminder today not to interfere with correct Imperial procedure after mediation attempts by representatives of Admiral Brennus failed.

Rishair is currently the Headquarters for Admiral Brennus, leader of Emperor's Grace and an influential officer in the Imerial Navy. Although Brennus rarely intervenes on purely political matters, he could not stand by and let politics inhibit trade in his vital systems. After failed attempts at resolving the matter diplomatically, Brennus was overheard as saying "I have no patience for this. Contact Senator Patreus, he somehow has the ability to deal with this nonsense!" according to an anonymous Emperor's Grace staff member.

Immediately thereafter, the Rishair system was prepared to come under the protection of Senator Denton Patreus, in a sign of support to Admiral Brennus and Emperor's Grace through what has become known as Operation BBH by Brennus' advisors. Senator Patreus agreed to step in on Brennus' and Emperor's Grace behalf to establish Rishair and surrounding systems as a military preparation site, legally suspending any rights to protest within the militarized zone.

Although there have been many complaints from the dislodged activists, there has been no comment from Princess Aisling Duval or her staff. Some have commented that this is not surprising given her public relationship with Patreus.

Raf von Thorn

Emperors Grace.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Emperor's Grace Blocks People's Princess in Rishair (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/emperors-grace-blocks-peoples-princess-in-rishair.931/)


Title: ED: GalNet Weekly Economic Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 July 2015, 18:45:16
GalNet Weekly Economic Report

GalNet Weekly Economic Report



In this weekly digest the latest GalNet data is compiled to show the economic states for a short list of minor factions and the star systems they inhabit (*).

The following 10 of the 4479 minor factions are currently enjoying an economic boom:

Fong Wang Limited

Ling Deti Blue Dynamic Comms

Values Party of Alano

Canopus Crimson Dragons

Daksakhi Liberals

Gyvatiges Jet Power Industries

Liabeze Legal Organisation

LP 376-62 Collective

New Groombridge 1618 Focus

Zugen Incorporated

When in boom the wealth of the system is increased for the duration and all trade missions have doubled effects on influence. It can also positively increase the minor faction's influence. Boom can be entered by consistent trade profits and completed trade contracts. Booms tend to last until they run out or some other indicator takes precedence, such as famine.

These 7 minor factions are suffering an economic bust:

HIP 117870 Confederation

Leaders of Kini

Labour of Gali

Devane Patrons of Law

Pachita Crimson Fortune Int

Progressive Party of GD 140

Caeritis Front

The wealth of a system diminishes while in bust and the minor faction's influence is also lessened. The effect of trade contracts and actions do not contribute to boom while a bust is active. A bust generally has to run its course before ending.

* Data is correct at time of publishing



Source: Galnet News
Source: GalNet Weekly Economic Report (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/galnet-weekly-economic-report.932/)


Title: ED: Aisling Supporters Pledge to Legion
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 July 2015, 18:45:16
Aisling Supporters Pledge to Legion

Aisling Supporters Pledge to Legion



Independent Commanders in support of the People's Princess Aisling Duval have come together in recent weeks under Commander Andariel in the 'Thirteenth Legion'. One Commander reported:

'I was tired of being interdicted every time I tried to run a crate of medicinal supplies in support of the Angels. I sold my cargo bays, fitted shield banks and upgraded my weapon system. Commander Andariel told me where to fight and how.'

At least some Imperial nobility is supporting the pledge of Commander Andariel and others like him. Count Jeffrey Alexander Ryan of Ugain added, 'So many people want to support, few realise how to do it. Some want to trade, others run cargo specifically for my Princess. Some know how to fight, but until the Thirteenth was formed, few knew how to do it making each laser pulse count'.

The Thirteenth Legion has built its base on Chona.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Aisling Supporters Pledge to Legion (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/aisling-supporters-pledge-to-legion.933/)


Title: ED: Open Osmium Contract in Abres
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 July 2015, 18:45:16
Open Osmium Contract in Abres

Open Osmium Contract in Abres



The governing authorities for Pangborn Dock in the Abres star system today released an open contract for a staggering quantity of Osmium.

Osmium is a relatively rare transition metal with outstanding hardness and durability properties. It is often used in specialist alloys for starship construction and other heavy industry. While it is uncommon, analysts claim that there is ample supply in circulation for current civilian and military manufacturing requirements. This has led to speculation that a new player may emerge in ship construction or even that a covert build-up of military ships is being prepared.

Dale Torrance, the Business Development Spokesperson for Pangborn Dock, refused to speculate on the rumours:

"Osmium is a material used throughout industry. As the chosen partner in this venture, we are pleased to announce that there will be significant credit bonuses for the successful completion of this contract."

He then encouraged miners to investigate the contract for more information.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Open Osmium Contract in Abres (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/open-osmium-contract-in-abres.934/)


Title: ED: Federal President Declares Plant an Illegal Narcotic
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 September 2015, 18:45:09
Federal President Declares Plant an Illegal Narcotic

Federal President Declares Plant an Illegal Narcotic The Federal President Jasmina Halsey, has declared the newly discovered rare narcotic ‘Onionhead’ illegal throughout Federal space. Onionhead is the fruit of an alien plant, only grown on Panem in the independent Kappa Fornacis system. Halsey has said she is concerned by the effect it is having on Federal youth in that part of the Galaxy. "We must be strong and protect our youth from vile substances that are rotting their minds. This is why I have taken this difficult step."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal President Declares Plant an Illegal Narcotic (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-president-declares-plant-an-illegal-narcotic.57/)


Title: ED: Slave Rebellion in Sorbago
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 September 2015, 18:45:09
Slave Rebellion in Sorbago

Slave Rebellion in Sorbago Rumours of the slave rebellion in the Sorbago system have been confirmed. In a speech to business leaders, pro-slavery Senator Zemina Torval denied sending two of her personal Majestic Class Interdictors, the Boudica and the Elizabeth, to put down the revolt, but said "They have gone to Sorbago to help the local mining corporation keep the peace and to keep out the external forces that are trying to create a conflict". Reports suggested the slaves are not being treated according to Imperial Law. Torval has announced generous payments to those that help her, and has criticised the barbaric treatment of unregulated slaves outside the Empire in the past. "I will personally sponsor any unregulated slaves brought to Synteini, Shinigami, Quile, LTT 9810, Tau-2 Gruis A, Naunei, and Tepertsi to be given full Imperial Rights and treated as Imperial Slaves."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Slave Rebellion in Sorbago (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/slave-rebellion-in-sorbago.56/)


Title: ED: Patreus Helping Oppressed Rebels in Jera
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 September 2015, 18:45:09
Patreus Helping Oppressed Rebels in Jera

Patreus Helping Oppressed Rebels in Jera In a move that is sure to worry some independent governments, Senator Denton Patreus has announced his forces have been sent to aid the long-suffering rebels in the Jera system. He answered questions on the steps of the Imperial Opera House on Conversion in the Achenar system. "The left-leaning government in Jera has long been oppressing hard-working minorities. This is the fundamental problem with democracy - the bullying of the aspirational minority by the indolent majority. That bullying has to stop."



Source: Galnet News
Source: Patreus Helping Oppressed Rebels in Jera (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/patreus-helping-oppressed-rebels-in-jera.52/)


Title: ED: Farmer’s Leader Accuses President of Victimisation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 September 2015, 23:45:08
Farmer’s Leader Accuses President of Victimisation

Farmer’s Leader Accuses President of Victimisation Georgio Algeria, the spokesman for the Farmer’s Union in the Kappa Fornacis system has spoken out at the Federal President’s declaration that Onionhead, the main export from the Kappa Fornacis system, be illegal. At a press conference on Panem he said “Onionhead is great, cool. Loved across the galaxy. We make it, you eat it. Don’t eat it if you don’t want it. Call yourself President! We will keep making it and you will keep eating it. It’s what we do. It’s all we do.” Algeria would not be drawn on it in public, but it is clear the President's controversial actions have spread publicity for Onionhead far and wide and demand is higher than ever on the black market.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Farmer’s Leader Accuses President of Victimisation (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/farmers-leader-accuses-president-of-victimisation.55/)


Title: ED: Celebrity Daughter of Heir Declares Slavery Dishonourable
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 September 2015, 23:45:08
Celebrity Daughter of Heir Declares Slavery Dishonourable

Celebrity Daughter of Heir Declares Slavery Dishonourable Aisling Duval, arguably second in line for the throne if her parents were married, spoke out against slavery on the chat show "Celebrity Pets", particularly the rebellion in Sorbago. “We should accept that in this 34th century, this is a barbaric practice for people of honour. We should free the slaves in Sorbago. And for that matter Ngun, Eta Horologii, Kuyu, and Cemiess right away. This will happen anyway when my father becomes Emperor." There has been some discussion among commentators that Aisling now appears to be speaking for her father. Senator Torval said in an off-the-cuff remark while leaving an awards ceremony "Well I suppose her soak of a father can't speak for himself any more. At least she could read the names of a few systems she had been given on a note. It would have been better if she could have been told how to pronounce them!"



Source: Galnet News
Source: Celebrity Daughter of Heir Declares Slavery Dishonourable (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/celebrity-daughter-of-heir-declares-slavery-dishonourable.51/)


Title: ED: Patreus Declares Zero Taxation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 September 2015, 23:45:08
Patreus Declares Zero Taxation

Patreus Declares Zero Taxation In a popular move, Senator Denton Patreus has announced the already low tax regime for all Imperial Citizens under his patronage will be lowered to zero. Before boarding his private yacht he said to reporters present - "It is the duty of the successful to provide well for their loyal supporters. Our many successes abroad have brought us vast wealth. I take pride that those under my patronage get the best medical care, the best assistance if they fall on hard times, and because of their support in the past, the lowest taxes." Patreus is said to earn vast sums in interest payments on the many loans he has made to foreign governments to buy Imperial weaponry, which he also supplies.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Patreus Declares Zero Taxation (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/patreus-declares-zero-taxation.50/)


Title: ED: Admiral Vincent Declares a Blockade of Kappa Fornacis
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 September 2015, 04:45:10
Admiral Vincent Declares a Blockade of Kappa Fornacis

Admiral Vincent Declares a Blockade of Kappa Fornacis Federal Admiral Vincent has declared a blockade of the Kappa Fornacis system to prevent the spread of the narcotic onionhead. Speaking after a meeting at the Admiralty in Quenisset on Mars he answered questions from waiting journalists. “The local government is failing to prevent the spread of this vile narcotic through the galaxy, so we must do so on behalf of the Federation. Any ship carrying this narcotic will be destroyed by our forces”. The Farmer’s leader, Georgio Algeria has put out a plea for help - “Please help us. This is our livelihood. If the Federation doesn’t like it then it MUST be cool. And you’ll be cool if you help us. Come and back us against the oppressors.”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Admiral Vincent Declares a Blockade of Kappa Fornacis (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/admiral-vincent-declares-a-blockade-of-kappa-fornacis.49/)


Title: ED: Heir to the Throne Officially Mad
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 September 2015, 04:45:11
Heir to the Throne Officially Mad

Heir to the Throne Officially Mad The sick Emperor Hengist Duval has managed to appear in the Senate, albeit in a travel chair, to issue a decree. He decreed Harold, his son, not of sound mind. This gives some credence to the claim in the more scurrilous news feeds a year ago that Hengist once referred to his son in not very regal terms in private. “The little idiot is utterly bonkers. He couldn’t find his own bottom with both hands”. This was of course, denied. This decree, as commentators have been quick to point out, means there is no clear successor to the throne. Unusually the event was excluded from newscasts, but those present said he looked frail.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Heir to the Throne Officially Mad (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/heir-to-the-throne-officially-mad.48/)


Title: ED: Slave Rebellion Gains Traction
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 September 2015, 04:45:11
Slave Rebellion Gains Traction

Slave Rebellion Gains Traction Reports are coming in that the slaves in Sorbago have taken control of many of the mines on Sorbago A1 and have massacred those in control. We have no reporters on the scene so cannot verify these stories. A spokesoman for Mastopolos Mining Incorporated, running the mines and issued the following statement “Our security forces have intercepted ships from outside the system bringing guns to the rebels. This is destabilising our workforce, and has got to stop.” Senator Torval, a major shareholder in Mastopolos, and has sent some of her private warships to the system. She has also further increased aid for those assisting her in fighting off “these external rabble-rousers”. In the meantime, the price of ore has risen in the area.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Slave Rebellion Gains Traction (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/slave-rebellion-gains-traction.47/)


Title: ED: Arissa Lavigny is the Daughter of the Emperor
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 September 2015, 09:45:09
Arissa Lavigny is the Daughter of the Emperor

Arissa Lavigny is the Daughter of the Emperor Arissa Lavigny, the outspoken courtier and the daughter of historic socialite Prince Aristide Lavigny (famously eaten by his own pet Linglang when Arissa was very young) has declared that the Prince was not her father. She claimed that she is in fact the illegitimate daughter of Emperor Hengist. She spent many of her early years around the Imperial Court. Her father and mother were close friends of the Emperor, and perhaps now we know why. Her mother is still seen in court from time to time. The information was conveyed in a press release and our requests for an interview with Arissa have so far been declined. This would put her claim to the throne ahead of Aisling Duval’s, but her parents being unmarried still means her claim is not solid. Palace officials could not be drawn to comment, but the fact that the Palace has not issued a denial is significant.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Arissa Lavigny is the Daughter of the Emperor (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/arissa-lavigny-is-the-daughter-of-the-emperor.46/)


Title: ED: Federal Warships Bomb Farms
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 September 2015, 09:45:10
Federal Warships Bomb Farms

Federal Warships Bomb Farms Onionhead stories are dominating the Federal media, with teenage criminality being highlighted. The coverage has increased demand for the narcotic in Federal space higher than ever. Admiral Vincent has announced a program of crop destruction from low orbit around Panem - “Dropships, launched from our orbiting Farragut class battlecruisers have bombed large areas of crops. We used pinpoint modern weaponry and no human has been harmed in these attacks.” Local news reports show this not to be true. An entire family was found dead, overcome by the noxious fumes from the burning of the ripe crop in their field tent. The image of a burning warg (a deer-like creature with big eyes, probably imported as a pet by one of the settlers) running from a burning field, has spread through social media, especially within the Alliance, spreading hatred for Federal Forces.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal Warships Bomb Farms (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-warships-bomb-farms.45/)


Title: ED: Senator Patreus Declared Succession About Power Not Blood
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 September 2015, 09:45:10
Senator Patreus Declared Succession About Power Not Blood

Senator Patreus Declared Succession About Power Not Blood At the annual Feast of the 100, a banquet for key business leaders on Capitol in Achenar, one of the after dinner speakers, Senator Denton Patreus declared the importance of the Imperial succession. “We have a truly great Empire. Our grace Emperor Hengist is sadly not well, and I wish him a speedy recovery. Nevertheless, we do need to plan should the worst happen. The choice of our next Emperor is a vital one. The succession should not be about family bloodlines, but about who would be best for the future Empire. For past generations, and for Hengist himself, he was groomed for power for decades by his great father, and this has worked well for over a thousand years. It was not just about blood, it was about learning from his father. This time there is no such successor, so things need to change.”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Senator Patreus Declared Succession About Power Not Blood (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/senator-patreus-declared-succession-about-power-not-blood.44/)


Title: ED: Durius Defaults on Debt to Patreus
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 September 2015, 14:45:07
Durius Defaults on Debt to Patreus

Durius Defaults on Debt to Patreus Senator Denton Patreus announced today in a press release that the government of the impoverished Durius system has defaulted on the loan he provided in 3294.The Senator has given them 24 hours to make the overdue payment or action would be taken. A haggard Governor Xavier Malachai, leader of “Durius Dominion” in Durius said to anxious reporters , “The interest on this debt is crippling us. It is not as if the money helped the people of Durius. It went into military hardware, bought at full price from Patreus, all those years ago. We’ve offered to return the warships– we cannot afford to crew them anyway, but Patreus is not interested. We cannot afford the payment. We can’t sell them, so what can we do?”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Durius Defaults on Debt to Patreus (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/durius-defaults-on-debt-to-patreus.43/)


Title: ED: Senator Torval speaks out against Aisling Duval and her abolitionist message
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 September 2015, 14:45:07
Senator Torval speaks out against Aisling Duval and her abolitionist message

Senator Torval speaks out against Aisling Duval and her abolitionist message Speaking to press in the jungle retreat on her yacht ‘Xanadu’ this morning, when asked about the comments Aisling Duval made on the chat show ‘Celebrity Pets’ Zemina Torval stated - “That illegitimate child Aisling Duval speaks out against slavery, but she knows nothing of it. Look at our streets. We have no beggars. No graffiti. No one goes hungry. Our streets are safe.” “Look at the Federation. The girl’s never been of course. People die of starvation despite their crippling taxes. Is that what she wants, because it seems popular? Go to the Federation then!” “She speaks for her father because he can barely talk and is only lucid for a few moments at a time. It's not as if her father will ever ascend to the throne. Everyone knows he wrecked his brain many years ago.” We couldn’t reach Aisling Duval for comment.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Senator Torval speaks out against Aisling Duval and her abolitionist message (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/senator-torval-speaks-out-against-aisling-duval-and-her-abolitionist-message.42/)


Title: ED: Emperor to Marry Sweetheart
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 September 2015, 14:45:07
Emperor to Marry Sweetheart

Emperor to Marry Sweetheart A palace spokesman today announced on behalf of his grace Emperor Hengist Duval, that he is to marry Florence Lavigny, a sweetheart from his younger years. Under Imperial Law a marriage must be announced 30 days beforehand. Commentators have pointed out the Emperor could decree it to happen sooner, though he would have to appear in the Senate to do so. With his son declared unfit the marriage would make Arissa Lavigny, his illegitimate daughter with Helen next in line for the throne. Under Imperial Law the marriage cannot happen for 30 days to allow people to lodge their objections. Arissa Lavigny will become Princess Arissa as soon as they marry, and of the announcement she has said - “This is one of the happiest days of my life. I will of course change my name to Duval, so the honourable Duval line will continue in both blood and name.”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Emperor to Marry Sweetheart (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/emperor-to-marry-sweetheart.41/)


Title: ED: Emperor Sickness Worsens
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 September 2015, 19:45:05
Emperor Sickness Worsens

Emperor Sickness Worsens Rumours are spreading that the Emperor’s illness has taken a turn for the worse. Speeders carrying medical experts have been seen entering the palace, and inadvertently last night an Imperial aide confirmed that one wing of the Imperial Palace has been turned into a hospital. Critics of the Emperor have said that he should have taken genetic therapies long ago. With them he would have lived another fifty years, but the Emperor has always believed in clean living and avoided medications, drugs and narcotics. Those same critics also blamed him for his rebellious son’s descent into debauchery during his early years as a response to his father’s “puritanism” as Harold called it at the time. Others have pointed out that Harold would have rebelled whatever, and some say this rebellious nature explains Harold’s stance on slavery.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Emperor Sickness Worsens (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/emperor-sickness-worsens.39/)


Title: ED: Patreus Attacks Durius
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 September 2015, 19:45:05
Patreus Attacks Durius

Patreus Attacks Durius Senator Patreus held talks on his Majestic class Interdictor the “Imperial Freedom” last night. The talks in the palatial Red Room on his ship were an impressive affair, but they quickly broke down early this morning, GMT, and Governor Malachai flew back to Durius without any comment to the press. After the talks Senator Patreus gave an interview with journalists that had been invited on board for the talks - “I am very disappointed that Mr Malachai has not taken this issue seriously. Honour and honesty are vital attributes in our modern society, and here we have seen neither. It is with a heavy heart I have decided to take action to recover the debt from Durius. I have ships already in the Durius system, and more will be deployed as required.” Panic has spread through the tiny population of this feudal backwater, as the system moves to a war footing.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Patreus Attacks Durius (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/patreus-attacks-durius.40/)


Title: ED: Christmas celebrations begin throughout the Federation and Alliance
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 September 2015, 19:45:05
Christmas celebrations begin throughout the Federation and Alliance

Christmas celebrations begin throughout the Federation and Alliance Christmas celebrations and official public holidays have begun throughout Federal, Alliance and some independent systems. In ancient times the date once marked the shortest day on Earth and developed into a key date for various ancient religions still observed by some. The now traditional Christmas celebration of commercial excess, parties and present giving is in full swing. In Imperial systems the focus of the present-giving celebrations is the the New Year in the standard calendar, and of course Empire Day, the day after.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Christmas celebrations begin throughout the Federation and Alliance (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/christmas-celebrations-begin-throughout-the-federation-and-alliance.37/)


Title: ED: Rebellion Failing in Jera?
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 October 2015, 00:45:11
Rebellion Failing in Jera?

Rebellion Failing in Jera? Senator Denton Patreus refused to comment today when questioned regarding the apparent failure of the rebellion in the Jera system despite his support. Reports from the system have indicated that the local security forces with the support of hired independent pilots experienced little difficulty in suppressing the attacks by the rebel forces. One of the pilots commented, “I’ve never had a job this easy. It’s like the rebels can’t even be bothered to fight. It’s the easiest money I’ve ever made!” A source close to the senator revealed that more forces may be sent to the system.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Rebellion Failing in Jera? (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/rebellion-failing-in-jera.38/)


Title: ED: Senator Torval Frees 10,000 Slaves
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 October 2015, 00:45:11
Senator Torval Frees 10,000 Slaves

Senator Torval Frees 10,000 Slaves Senator Torval has long criticised slavery outside the Empire or ‘unregulated slavery’ as she refers to it. Even though she doesn’t celebrate Christmas, for the last few years she has freed slaves she has found for sale in Federal systems. Speaking from her yacht the ‘Xanadu’ she said, “Today, as with previous years I am freeing 10,000 unregulated Federal slaves bought from private traders in Federal systems for their Christmas celebration. The barbarism of unregulated slavery in the Federation is unforgivable. The Federation needs to pass laws to regulate slavery rather than pretending the practice doesn’t exist.”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Senator Torval Frees 10,000 Slaves (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/senator-torval-frees-10-000-slaves.34/)


Title: ED: Federal President Denies Onionhead Crackdown
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 October 2015, 00:45:11
Federal President Denies Onionhead Crackdown

Federal President Denies Onionhead Crackdown After the traditional Presidential Christmas Eve banquet in New York on Earth in Sol last night, the President was confronted by a crowd protesting against ‘Oniongate’ – and the bombing of fields and farms on Panem in Kappa Fornacis. Struggling to speak above the noise of the crowd chanting “Babykiller”, President Halsey answered questions from the press. “I have heard about the terrible events on Panem. I did not issue any orders to crack down on the narcotic onionhead, and certainly did not authorise bombings of the surface. Admiral Vincent has operated without my authority and I have asked for an enquiry to see how this happened.” This is a surprising development, as it seems unlikely Admiral Vincent would have actedwithout support from the top. Some are saying this is Halsey washing her hands of the problem.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal President Denies Onionhead Crackdown (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-president-denies-onionhead-crackdown.35/)


Title: ED: Slave Rebellion Crushed
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 October 2015, 05:45:06
Slave Rebellion Crushed

Slave Rebellion Crushed In a statement from one of Senator Torval’s closest advisors the Senator declared that the rebellion in the Sorbago system had been crushed. She praised her forces and the allied pilots who aided in suppressing the rebellion. “The institution of Imperial slavery in the Sorbago system has been restored. Those that have broken tradition will be punished according to Imperial law. Our focus now is on restoring production and additional manpower from Mastopolos Mining will be transferred into the system to assist in the rebuilding process.” She also promised that the situation in the system would return to normal quickly, although local market prices haven’t yet returned to their pre-rebellion levels.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Slave Rebellion Crushed (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/slave-rebellion-crushed.36/)


Title: ED: University Student Sit-In
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 October 2015, 05:45:06
University Student Sit-In

University Student Sit-In A peaceful Christmas demonstration which started on Christmas Day continues on the steps of the Congress building in Olympus Village on Mars. This year Christmas falls during the cold season, and the students are wrapped up warm, mostly dressed in red and white Santa outfits. Above them a giant repeating holo of the burning warg running from the field of flames plays. The protestors chant “Babykiller” in between renditions of various carols with amended words to reflect the protest. Newsfeeds are now carrying this story throughout the Federation, but members of the government have been unavailable for comment.



Source: Galnet News
Source: University Student Sit-In (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/university-student-sit-in.32/)


Title: ED: Torval Backs Patreus’s Line on the Imperial Succession
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 October 2015, 05:45:06
Torval Backs Patreus’s Line on the Imperial Succession

Torval Backs Patreus’s Line on the Imperial Succession In a frosty response to a question from a reporter climbing into a speeder, Senator Torval replied, “All this in-fighting over the succession is unseemly. I have at least as much Imperial blood as that Arissa Lavigny woman and you don’t see me clamouring for the throne. Any fool can change their name to Duval, but it makes no difference. I may disagree with Senator Patreus on many things but he is right on this matter. We must do what is best for our beloved Empire. Not glory for an individual. In the absence of a clear well-prepared successor, the throne should go to the Senator most popular with the Citizens, and like it or not that is currently Patreus”.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Torval Backs Patreus’s Line on the Imperial Succession (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/torval-backs-patreuss-line-on-the-imperial-succession.33/)


Title: ED: Aisling Duval Speaks About Her Father
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 October 2015, 10:45:06
Aisling Duval Speaks About Her Father

Aisling Duval Speaks About Her Father For the first time Aisling Duval revealed a little of the state of mind of her father Harold, on “Late Night with Aaron Smith”. He is no longer considered by many as heir to the throne, following the Emperor’s formal declaration that he is not of sound mind. “My father is a kind man. A gentle man. A thoughtful man. He has always loved parties, and some have criticised him for that. It has perhaps taken its toll on him too. He is only seventy, but does look a lot older now I’ll admit, but that hasn’t taken away his kindness. “His father has always disliked him, and that is something I can’t understand. I suppose it is fair to say they dislike each other. I’m sure many of the things Harold said and did in his earlier years were to annoy Hengist, but rebelling against a parent is not such unusual behaviour for a youngster? Taking away his throne though is a spiteful act.” It is clear from the social media response to her comments that she has...



Aisling Duval Speaks About Her Father
Source: Aisling Duval Speaks About Her Father (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/aisling-duval-speaks-about-her-father.30/)


Title: ED: Shadow President Hudson Supports Navy
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 October 2015, 10:45:06
Shadow President Hudson Supports Navy

Shadow President Hudson Supports Navy In what is usually a quiet time for politics the Shadow President has given an interview to support Admiral Vincent. “Our military forces have always operated independently of government. In fact some of the worst events in our long history were caused by political meddling in military matters. President Halsey is out of order to distance herself as she has. Our forces need to be able to enforce the law in far flung systems, and we should be pleased that they do so very well. It is clear that sometimes the law they are enforcing is the problem, and it is up to Halsey to change that.” If it is indeed the case that these actions took place without direct orders from the President it suggests a rift between the beleaguered President and her top Admiral.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Shadow President Hudson Supports Navy (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/shadow-president-hudson-supports-navy.31/)


Title: ED: Federal Shadow President Demands Conscription
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 October 2015, 10:45:06
Federal Shadow President Demands Conscription

Federal Shadow President Demands Conscription In the traditional speeches that mark the re-opening of Congress after the holiday, Congressman and Shadow President Zachary Hudson has outlined his views for the coming year. In a long speech highly critical of his opponent President Halsey, the only new element was his criticism of Federal youth, “We need to get the unemployed lazy youth of our core systems off their backsides. They need to get off their sims, and in to the real world to do something useful. We need to counter the Imperial threat. Let’s get them into the Marines and the Navy. Let’s spend our tax credits on protection, not sloth. The Navy never did me any harm.”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal Shadow President Demands Conscription (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-shadow-president-demands-conscription.29/)


Title: ED: Federal President Announces Tax Rises in New Year
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 October 2015, 15:45:07
Federal President Announces Tax Rises in New Year

Federal President Announces Tax Rises in New Year In a move causing shockwaves throughout Federal space, President Halsey has announced that Federal tax increases . “I am sorry and I appreciate people are frustrated about this, but I have to announce further Federal tax rises. This is to cover our ever increasing welfare burden, and high military spending.” Federal taxation is already a problem throughout Federal space, and this squeeze where the frontier worlds are effectively supporting the rich core systems is causing unrest amongst the frontier states. Commentators have suggested the Shadow President’s speech yesterday was triggered by some inside knowledge or leak from the President’s staff. Confidence ratings of the President are now at an all-time low.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal President Announces Tax Rises in New Year (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-president-announces-tax-rises-in-new-year.28/)


Title: ED: Durius Fights Back
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 October 2015, 15:45:07
Durius Fights Back

Durius Fights Back The armed conflict between Senator Patreus ’Imperial forces and those of the impoverished Durius system continues. Patreus is paying well for outside assistance, but an exhausted Governor Malachai has spoken out, “What can we do? Our people are dying. We cannot pay even the interest on these crippling debts. Those irresponsible fools that accepted this money in the first place are long gone, but we are left to pick up the pieces. How can we ever hope to get out of this hell?” “I call on those independent governments out there, like ours thinking of getting into debt with this evil Senator to think twice. We are forced to protect our homes because that is all we have left.”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Durius Fights Back (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/durius-fights-back.27/)


Title: ED: Sanna in Bid to Leave Federation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 October 2015, 15:45:07
Sanna in Bid to Leave Federation

Sanna in Bid to Leave Federation The Congressman for Sanna, Marcus Albertson has given a speech to his own parliament in Sanna. “Federal taxes are holding back our progress. We say we have democracy but what can we change? Our coffers are sucked dry by the Federation, as they lord it over us – what do we get in return? We get one vote in Congress. One vote! We are powerless. I suggest we get no votes in Congress and keep our money and our freedom! I suggest we leave the Federation immediately!” His speech was met by cheers, not just from his own party, but from the opposition too.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Sanna in Bid to Leave Federation (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/sanna-in-bid-to-leave-federation.26/)


Title: ED: Aisling Duval Lashes Out Against Torval
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 October 2015, 20:45:06
Aisling Duval Lashes Out Against Torval

Aisling Duval Lashes Out Against Torval Aisling Duval provided a colourful outburst while discussing Senator Torval’s home system Synteini on the lifestyle show ‘Favourite Holidays’. "Torval is a horrible, twisted old lady. We have no beggars or people going hungry on the streets as they are down HER mines working their fingers to the bone, starving in private!" Senator Torval, now back in Synteini for the holiday celebrations responded, “I wouldn’t set any store by her childish outbursts. She doesn’t know what she is talking about. A happy New Year and Empire Day to all.”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Aisling Duval Lashes Out Against Torval (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/aisling-duval-lashes-out-against-torval.25/)


Title: ED: Arissa Lavigny Gives Revealing Interview and Pledges Continuity with Blaine
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 October 2015, 20:45:06
Arissa Lavigny Gives Revealing Interview and Pledges Continuity with Blaine

Arissa Lavigny Gives Revealing Interview and Pledges Continuity with Blaine On the Imperial Herald political show Arissa Lavigny gave a long and detailed interview, hinting that the Emperor’s status was not as serious as some claimed. "We've heard a lot of debate between the honourable Denton Patreus, Aisling Duval, and Zemina Torval, but we need to look at the Empire itself. We need continuity, not in-fighting. His Excellency Chancellor Anders Blaine has served my father well for over five decades. Soon my mother will finally marry my father, but rest assured if and when the time comes I will serve the Empire as best I can, will bring continuity and stability." Share prices on Imperial markets have already risen in pre-holiday trading.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Arissa Lavigny Gives Revealing Interview and Pledges Continuity with Blaine (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/arissa-lavigny-gives-revealing-interview-and-pledges-continuity-with-blaine.23/)


Title: ED: Federal Shadow President Demands Lower Taxes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 October 2015, 20:45:06
Federal Shadow President Demands Lower Taxes

Federal Shadow President Demands Lower Taxes In a statement Shadow President Hudson announced his sympathy for Sanna. “Our taxes are crippling those we most need to help. We waste it on bureaucracy and the lazy. We should be supporting and protecting hard working States like Sanna.” It is understood a Federal Battlecruiser will be deployed some time in the New Year to provide a venue for discussions, and to help Sanna remain within the Federation.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal Shadow President Demands Lower Taxes (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-shadow-president-demands-lower-taxes.24/)


Title: ED: Torval puts Aisling Duval in Her Place
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 October 2015, 01:45:11
Torval puts Aisling Duval in Her Place

Torval puts Aisling Duval in Her Place Senator Torval was secretly recorded last night at a private New Year’s Eve party referring to Aisling Duval in terms not very becoming for a Senator, and her speech was a little slurred, "That vacuous bimbo will do anything to annoy her grandfather. Especially if it is popular. She's a spoilt brat and needs a lesson in reality. She’s got a vague memory of what her father believed when he still had a brain, and she parrots that back whenever she can." We were unable to contact Senator Torval for comment, but are confident Imperial hang-over medication will be very effective.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Torval puts Aisling Duval in Her Place (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/torval-puts-aisling-duval-in-her-place.22/)


Title: ED: Patreus Supports Beleagered Sanna in Bid to Leave Federation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 October 2015, 01:45:12
Patreus Supports Beleagered Sanna in Bid to Leave Federation

Patreus Supports Beleagered Sanna in Bid to Leave Federation In his New Year’s message Senator Patreus has announced he supports Sanna's bid for freedom, and will do whatever it takes to help them. "We will make this happen as we enter a glorious new year and a historicnew century. Maybe Congressman Albertson will be Senator Albertson before long!" Seeing the broadcast on Sanna, Marcus Albertson responded via social media. “Senator Patreus is very generous. I will of course tender my resignation from Congress before speaking to the honourable Senator about this, but freedom from tyranny is a great thing and something we all look forwards to.”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Patreus Supports Beleagered Sanna in Bid to Leave Federation (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/patreus-supports-beleagered-sanna-in-bid-to-leave-federation.21/)


Title: ED: Emperor Issues his traditional 'Empire Day' message
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 October 2015, 01:45:12
Emperor Issues his traditional 'Empire Day' message

Emperor Issues his traditional 'Empire Day' message In keeping with tradition the Emperor has declared today a national holiday celebrating the day in 2264 when Marlin Duval first landed on Capitol. He gave his traditional message from the throne room in the Imperial Palace, referring in general terms to another great year, and looking forwards to the next. Observant commentators noticed a small mark on his ear - seen by looking at the image of his head from behind - that was also present in a clip recorded in the summer, suggesting this too was recorded in the summer. These same commentators implied that the Emperor may be more unwell than is being reported. No one was available from the Palace for comment, though one Senator (who did not want to be named) did point out that this had been pre-recorded to allow the Emperor and his family to have an uninterrupted Empire Day.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Emperor Issues his traditional 'Empire Day' message (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/emperor-issues-his-traditional-empire-day-message.19/)


Title: ED: Torval Celebrates Empire Day
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 October 2015, 06:45:06
Torval Celebrates Empire Day

Torval Celebrates Empire Day Senator Torval has freed a further 10,000 unregulated slaves bought from private traders in the Federation to celebrate Empire Day. In a statement released this morning, she said, "I want to see the end of unregulated slavery throughout the galaxy. Imperial slavery is a respected tradition, and not to be besmirched by the terrible practice with a similar name tolerated in the Federation by turning a blind eye to it." Her statement seems to have ruffled a few feathers in Congress. We couldn’t get a comment on record from any of the leadership, but we did get a reply from an aide trying to sneak past the few remaining 'Oniongate' demonstrators on the steps of Congress, “That is a bit ripe coming from her. Slavery is illegal throughout the Federation. It is people like her, paying for slaves that keep the trade going, which is why we find it so hard to crack down on it!”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Torval Celebrates Empire Day (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/torval-celebrates-empire-day.20/)


Title: ED: Chancellor Blaine supports Arissa
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 October 2015, 06:45:07
Chancellor Blaine supports Arissa

Chancellor Blaine supports Arissa In a short interview outside his mansion on the shores of Lake Parisot on Topaz, FaceceChancellor Anders Blaine was asked about his views on the succession, and he replied, "I appreciated Arissa's kind words just before the New Year. She is of course absolutely right. Stability is what the Empire needs more than anything. She has been around court for much of her life and I know her well. “Emperor Hengist has made it clear to me he would wish her to be his successor. His marriage to Florence Lavigny will clear this up and Arissa will be the heir to the throne, and I support her." This has helped quell some of the speculation caused by comments from other senior senators like Patreus and Torval. Markets have responded positively to what seems like a resolution to the succession.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Chancellor Blaine supports Arissa (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/chancellor-blaine-supports-arissa.17/)


Title: ED: Dulos joins Sanna’s bid to leave Federation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 October 2015, 06:45:07
Dulos joins Sanna’s bid to leave Federation

Dulos joins Sanna’s bid to leave Federation Congressman Jane Garvey for Dulos agrees with Congressman Albertson from Sanna. In a statement made outside Congress on Mars, amid some persistent ‘Oniongate’ protesters, she made a statement this morning before entering Congress, “The latest round of Federal tax rises is unfair on the frontier. In Dulos, like Sanna, we only get one vote. The core systems get hundreds. They control Congress and take our money. We too would like to become independent and masters of our own destiny. Then our votes will also matter. We are supposed to be a Federation, but we are not. We have two tiers, and it is the successful frontier systems like mine in the lower tier that pay for the lethargy and luxury here in the core.” She then entered Congress amid clapping and cheers from the protesters – who seem to support anyone who speaks against the government.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Dulos joins Sanna’s bid to leave Federation (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/dulos-joins-sannas-bid-to-leave-federation.18/)


Title: ED: Federal President Booed
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 October 2015, 11:45:06
Federal President Booed

This morning during the ceremony to mark the start of term at the prestigious Olympus Village University When President Halsey began her talk a large number of the assembled students began booing her. The university principal apologised profusely to the President before she left. Nevertheless the damage was done, and the event was carried on newsfeeds throughout much of human space . and her embarrassed and indecisive reaction and she attempted to proceed with her speech is now the butt of much satirical humour.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal President Booed (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-president-booed.63/)


Title: ED: Bombing of Panem Resumes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 October 2015, 11:45:06
Bombing of Panem Resumes

Despite the continuing .Oniongate. protest on the steps of Congress, Admiral Vincent has announced that surface bombing of Panem in the Kappa Fornacis system has resumed, but this time with targeted, genetically engineered biocides to destroy the onionhead crop. .Automated munitions deployed from orbit, release a gentle mist that then descends on the crop. It is harmless to humans and to other flora and fauna.. This time, the protests are more muted, and the Shadow President Hudson claimed on the political panel show .Face the People. - .On the contrary. Now we see the layabouts are more worried about where their next onionhead fix will come from than about the farmers on Panem!.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Bombing of Panem Resumes (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/bombing-of-panem-resumes.65/)


Title: ED: Fallout from Sorbago Slave Rebellion
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 October 2015, 11:45:06
Fallout from  Sorbago Slave Rebellion

Last night a relaxed-looking Senator Zemina Torval announced what had happened to the leaders of the Sorbago rebellion in a press conference following the return from her holiday cruise- .We managed to fight off the Federal rabble rousers due to excellent support from many independent pilots fighting to support the honourable tradition that is Imperial slavery, and I.d like to pass on my thanks to them.. Production has already restarted, and a small number of slaves that had succumbed to the persuasions of the foreign trouble-makers have now been punished.. She also commented on the recent uprising in Ongkuma. "These rabble rousers don't appear to learn very quickly. We will have the system back in working order soon." Senator Torval has paid generous combat bonds to independent ships that have helped her in large numbers over the last few weeks. It is understood the ringleaders of the Sorbago rebellion were executed.



Source: Galnet...



Fallout from  Sorbago Slave Rebellion
Source: Fallout from  Sorbago Slave Rebellion (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/fallout-from-sorbago-slave-rebellion.64/)


Title: ED: Federal President Clarifies Approach to Onionhead
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 October 2015, 16:45:14
Federal President Clarifies Approach to Onionhead

In an attempt to quell the clamour for her resignation President Jasmina Halsey has tried to clarify the rift between the Admiral of the Fleet, Admiral Vincent, and her office. .Admiral Vincent runs our Navy, and I run the government. From time to time, he gives me a status report on naval operations, and we discuss issues of importance to the Federation. On the events in Kappa Fornacis the Admiral acted unilaterally, and simply reported his actions after the orders had been carried out. It is not my role to interfere with naval operations, but I do expect to be consulted when decisions of such import are made.. Political pundits are speculating that this carefully worded speech she read out must have been the results of negotiations between the Navy and Halsey.s office. They are rumoured to detest each other, and the friendship between the Shadow President and Admiral Vincent has doubtless not gone unnoticed.



Source: Galnet...



Federal President Clarifies Approach to Onionhead
Source: Federal President Clarifies Approach to Onionhead (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-president-clarifies-approach-to-onionhead.66/)


Title: ED: Federal Vice President Dies in Swimming Accident
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 October 2015, 16:45:17
Federal Vice President Dies in Swimming Accident

In a shocking development on Mars, Federal Vice President Nigel Smeaton was discovered dead in his private swimming pool at his luxury apartment on the foothills of Mount Olympus. A heart attack is suspected, but an investigation is ongoing. The news will come as another blow to an already beleaguered President who some pundits claim is considering resigning her post. A new VP will have to be appointed, and several senior Congressmen have suddenly been giving doorstep speeches to get themselves in the public eye.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Federal Vice President Dies in Swimming Accident (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/federal-vice-president-dies-in-swimming-accident.67/)


Title: ED: Suspicions raised over VP Death
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 October 2015, 16:45:17
Suspicions raised over VP Death

Fresh revelations have added uncertainty to reports Vice President Smeaton.s death due to a suspected heart attack. Retrieved data from the security systems at his apartment indicate they were not functioning at the time. It.s also been revealed that he completed a clean full medical scan in his private scanner only an hour before his death. His partner Alder Simons, who was not there at the time, believes Smeaton was murdered. He explained there were other irregularities such as the apartment appearing to have just been cleaned. The mystery deepened with the revelation that six minutes of the satellite surveillance data for the area appeared to have been distorted by electromagnetic interference. This does happen from time to time, but rarely in calm weather conditions such as those on the night of the Vice President.s death.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Suspicions raised over VP Death (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/suspicions-raised-over-vp-death.69/)


Title: ED: Changes Brewing in the Lugh System
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 October 2015, 21:45:06
Changes Brewing in the Lugh System

Changes Brewing in the Lugh System We’ve received reports from the Lugh system of the Federal backed Lugh for Equality faction losing ground in the political struggle with the rising Crimson State Group. According to opinion polls support for the Crimson State Group independence movement has risen to over 66%. The staggering increase in influence has seen them victorious in a civil war against the Lugh Defence Force and thereby gaining control of the Balandin Gateway starport. Observers indicate that the group’s success is due to a huge level of support from independent pilots. Financial forecasters are also astounded at the volume of trading by the Crimson State Group and are now predicting an economic boom for them. This can only come as more bad news for the beleaguered system owners. The question on everyone’s lips is how will the Federation respond to this? Especially considering rumours of other Federal systems seeking independence.



Source:...



Changes Brewing in the Lugh System
Source: Changes Brewing in the Lugh System (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/changes-brewing-in-the-lugh-system.16/)


Title: ED: Slave Revolt in Ongkuma Crushed
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 October 2015, 21:45:06
Slave Revolt in Ongkuma Crushed

Slave Revolt in Ongkuma Crushed Following a surprise move from the Ongkuma Progressive Party withdrawing their support for the slave rebellion, the last of the rebels have been killed or captured. In a statement Senator Torval declared - “Once again the machinations of Federal agitators have been defeated. They will never learn. They deceived some of our loyal citizens into supporting their actions, but now they have publicly admitted their fault, in this instance we will be magnanimous.” She also praised the actions of the many independent pilots who once again supported her campaign. Commentators have expressed their support for the Senator’s merciful action. The Onguma Progressive Party has long been a part of the system’s political landscape and their survival – even in a reduced form it continues the traditions of this system.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Slave Revolt in Ongkuma Crushed (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/slave-revolt-in-ongkuma-crushed.15/)


Title: ED: Sanna and Dulos Independence Movement News
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 October 2015, 21:45:06
Sanna and Dulos Independence Movement News

Sanna and Dulos Independence Movement News In contrasting news reports from the Sanna and Dulos systems, reporters revealed the latest on the independence movements in those systems. The Federal-supporting factions in the Sanna system are comfortably holding their ground and local commentators believe that their efforts to leave the Federation will soon collapse. In Dulos the independence movement has gained more traction thanks to the efforts of the Dulos Defence Party and their supporters. It is reported that independent pilots from around the region are providing support for both sides in the struggle.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Sanna and Dulos Independence Movement News (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/sanna-and-dulos-independence-movement-news.14/)


Title: ED: Major Corporation Declares Independence
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 October 2015, 02:45:23
Major Corporation Declares Independence

Major Corporation Declares Independence In a shock move the Purple Netcoms Holdings Corporation has declared itself as independent and have called on commanders to help it to withdraw the Sugrivik system from the Federation. The CEO of the company angrily denounced the recent tax rises by President Halsey and claiming that her actions are a direct blow to the viability of the corporation and the well-being of its population. “These tax rises put people’s jobs on the line and we are not going to let a President without any working knowledge of the economy ruins our lives or livelihood!” Responding to the statement a representative of Sugrivik Labour condemned the declaration and affirmed their support for the President, without explicitly supporting the tax rises.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Major Corporation Declares Independence (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/major-corporation-declares-independence.12/)


Title: ED: Extremist Leader Calls for Zero Tax Policy
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 October 2015, 02:45:23
Extremist Leader Calls for Zero Tax Policy

Extremist Leader Calls for Zero Tax Policy Call Hagen, the leader of the League of Nabatean Defence Party, today called for a zero tax policy for citizens of the system of Nabatean at an impromptu rally. “We citizens of the Federation are treated poorly compared to the progressive policies evident within the Empire. The Federation is older and stronger but our heritage is weighed down with the bondage of taxation. Let us learn from the strong leadership of Senator Patreus and his Imperial colleagues and ensure that our own society is not a burden upon our families.” A spokesperson for the Workers of Nabatean refused to comment on what he described ‘the ravings of a mad man’. Ignoring the speech may be a mistake for the current ruling party as the opposition received a massive swing in support after the speech.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Extremist Leader Calls for Zero Tax Policy (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/extremist-leader-calls-for-zero-tax-policy.11/)


Title: ED: Aisling Duval Objects to Grandfather’s Marriage
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 October 2015, 02:45:23
Aisling Duval Objects to Grandfather’s Marriage

Aisling Duval Objects to Grandfather’s Marriage Aisling Duval has lodged an objection to the marriage of her grandfather, the Emperor to Florence Lavigny. Coming out of the Office for Marriage with her Lawyer she read a prepared statement from a cue - “I have lodged a formal objection to my grandfather marrying his fancy woman not for love, not for marriage itself, but to change the succession without having to appear in the Senate. That’s all I’ve got to say at this time.” This unusual action will trigger a hearing of the Marriage Council in the next few days. They will review and make a decision on the validity of her objection. Experts we have spoken to believe it is unlikely to succeed.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Aisling Duval Objects to Grandfather’s Marriage (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/aisling-duval-objects-to-grandfathers-marriage.13/)


Title: ED: Pomp and Circumstance of the Royal Wedding
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 October 2015, 07:45:09
Pomp and Circumstance of the Royal Wedding

Pomp and Circumstance of the Royal Wedding Foreign dignitaries are beginning to gather on Capitol in Achenar, in preparation for the royal wedding. Senators from throughout Imperial space have begun arriving, and many leaders from friendly independent systems too. Red carpets have been laid in local starports, and for the full length of the Imperial Avenue. Gilded open-topped speeders can be seen ferrying them to their ornate quarters at the Imperial Palace. For the ceremony itself, special wheeled gilded carriages pulled by horses. The route is already being prepared with arrays of brightly coloured flower arrangements flanking the red carpets on the tree-lined route. Huge banners carrying the Imperial Crest are being raised between the trees, and on the faces of key buildings. Many have said it is this sort of thing that shows the grandeur of the Empire at its best.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Pomp and Circumstance of the Royal Wedding (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/pomp-and-circumstance-of-the-royal-wedding.10/)


Title: ED: Investigation in to VP Death Inconclusive
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 October 2015, 07:45:09
Investigation in to VP Death Inconclusive

Investigation in to VP Death Inconclusive Despite the suspicious circumstances that have been widely reported, no further information has come to light. Social media is alleging a high level cover-up, and it seems large amounts of data have disappeared due to system failures. President Halsey is said to be devastated, and gave a brief statement offering her sympathy to the family. It is understood there are a great many discussions going on behind the scenes to appoint a new VP, which under Federal Law must be completed within 30 days of the VP’s loss. Alder Simons has given an emotional interview on the chat show ‘Jenkinson’- “It’s big business behind his murder. Those evil people – the military industrial complex of old – they’ve always been against my dear Nigel’s government and its policies. Who else could launch such a big cover-up without attracting attention?”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Investigation in to VP Death Inconclusive (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/investigation-in-to-vp-death-inconclusive.9/)


Title: ED: Onionhead Now Wiped Out
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 October 2015, 07:45:09
Onionhead Now Wiped Out

Onionhead Now Wiped Out Admiral Vincent, the Federal Admiral of the Fleet, has announced that the Federal Navy has now practically eliminated the narcotic ‘onionhead’ from Panem in Kappa Fornacis. “Our systematic destruction of the crop has now paid off, and I am pleased to say we have destroyed all the crops without the loss of a single life since the unfortunate incident a few weeks ago.” Despite continued pockets of resistance the Admiral also announced a civic aid package to help rebuild the farms to produce less controversial crops, a move that has earned praise from commentators for its political shrewdness. In a follow up statement an aide requested that independent pilots provide Agri Medicines, Crop Harvesters, Land Enrichment Systems and Biowaste to meet the increased demand generated by the package.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Onionhead Now Wiped Out (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/onionhead-now-wiped-out.7/)


Title: ED: Emperor Seriously Unwell
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 October 2015, 12:45:12
Emperor Seriously Unwell

Emperor Seriously Unwell Rumours are circulating that the Emperor’s condition is far worse than is being admitted. One source even claimed that he has died, but that hasn’t been confirmed. A senior palace source informed us that Chancellor Blaine would announce his death if it happened. We believe it likely that his sickness has merely worsened. Following the rumours there is also speculation is that his wedding to Florence Lavigny might be delayed. Imperial stock markets have dropped further on this news.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Emperor Seriously Unwell (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/emperor-seriously-unwell.8/)


Title: ED: Emperor in Coma
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 October 2015, 12:45:12
Emperor in Coma

Emperor in Coma Senator Anders Blaine, Chancellor to Emperor Hengist Duval has made a statement on the steps of the Imperial Palace- “It is with regret I have to announce that his grace, Emperor Hengist Duval’s sickness has worsened, and he has fallen into a coma. His life is not in danger, he is stable, and his doctors are hopeful of a recovery. In the mean time I will of course continue in my role as Chancellor, and the Empire will continue to run under my day to day control, as it has done for the past decades, so nothing will change.” Rumours from anonymous Imperial staff are that Emperor Hengist is on a life support machine and perhaps unlikely to recover. Shares in Imperial corporations have continued to fall on the news.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Emperor in Coma (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/emperor-in-coma.6/)


Title: ED: Boom Time in LHS 3447
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 October 2015, 12:45:12
Boom Time in LHS 3447

Boom Time in LHS 3447 The Future of LHS 3447 party are celebrating an economic boom in their system. They have announced that they will share that good fortune as part of their future development initiatives. “The success of LHS 3447 is in large part due to the numbers of independent pilots who pass through and trade in this system. In fact Trevithick Dock is known for being the starting point for many pilots’ careers. “In recognition of this we are subsidising a 10% discount for all pilots using the shipyards and outfitting facilities in Trevithick Dock, Dalton Gateway and Worlidge Terminal.”



Source: Galnet News
Source: Boom Time in LHS 3447 (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/boom-time-in-lhs-3447.5/)


Title: ED: The Menace of Illegal Racing
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 October 2015, 17:45:16
The Menace of Illegal Racing

The Menace of Illegal Racing Traders operating in several systems have called on the authorities to clamp down on increasing levels of illegal racing- “These speeding ships are a menace!” a representative declared. “They perform dangerous manoeuvres at ridiculous speeds and that puts honest traders like us in danger.” Official comment has not been forthcoming and one such racer posted anonymously on social media stating- “The Buckyball Race is the best thing ever and I’d like to see one of the system authority Vipers try and keep up with us!”



Source: Galnet News
Source: The Menace of Illegal Racing (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/the-menace-of-illegal-racing.3/)


Title: ED: Patreus Queries Emperor’s Coma in the Senate
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 October 2015, 17:45:18
Patreus Queries Emperor’s Coma in the Senate

Patreus Queries Emperor’s Coma in the Senate In the first Senate session in the New Year since the public holidays, Senator Denton Patreus, Senator for Eotienses, has asked the burning question of the Senate. He directed it at the Chancellor, Senator Blaine - “It saddens us to hear that his grace Emperor Hengist has fallen into a coma, but we need to think for the future of our beloved Empire. How long will his grace be in a coma before we trigger the succession? This has not happened in over a thousand years, and it is for us to decide. One day? One week? One month? One year? “We need a strong leader, and we should set a date in the near future when we review the situation.” There was a frisson of mumbling in the Senate after his comments and a general consensus to review the situation at the next session.





Source: Galnet News
Source: Patreus Queries Emperor’s Coma in the Senate (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/patreus-queries-emperors-coma-in-the-senate.4/)


Title: ED: Aisling Duval Reaffirms her Objection to Emperor’s Marriage
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 October 2015, 17:45:18
Aisling Duval Reaffirms her Objection to Emperor’s Marriage

Aisling Duval Reaffirms her Objection to Emperor’s Marriage Aisling Duval, once thought to be second in line to the throne, has objected to the finding of the Marriage Council that her objection had no merit. She has said on a leaked private chat - “The rotten marriage council is made up of my grandfather’s cronies. How can they block my objection now it is clear he is in a coma? Marriage is about love!” The ruling of the Marriage Council was apparently made before the announcement of the coma, and under Imperial rules, an objection cannot be lodged more than once by the same person.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Aisling Duval Reaffirms her Objection to Emperor’s Marriage (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/aisling-duval-reaffirms-her-objection-to-emperors-marriage.53/)


Title: ED: Dulos System Sees Massive Swing for Independence
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 October 2015, 22:45:05
Dulos System Sees Massive Swing for Independence

Dulos System Sees Massive Swing for Independence Commentators from the Dulos system are reporting a massive swing in the popularity of the Dulos Defence Party who recently announced that they would seek to withdraw the system from the Federation. A spokesman for the party said - “Following on from our success with the economy for the markets under our control this additional boost just reinforces that our vision for the future of our system is the correct one.” An official statement from President Halsey’s office has not been forthcoming and this news can only increase the political turmoil her presidency has become embroiled in.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Dulos System Sees Massive Swing for Independence (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/dulos-system-sees-massive-swing-for-independence.54/)


Title: ED: Rumours of Imperial Wedding Delay Confirmed
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 October 2015, 22:45:05
Rumours of Imperial Wedding Delay Confirmed

Rumours of Imperial Wedding Delay Confirmed After days of widely circulating rumours that ships belonging to major dignitaries had not yet departed for tomorrow’s wedding, the palace this morning confirmed that there will be a delay to the start of festivities. Chancellor Anders Blaine made an announcement on the steps of the Imperial Palace saying - “It is with deep regret I have to announce that his Grace, the Emperor Hengist Duval, remains too unwell to participate in the wedding ceremony tomorrow. As such, it is with great sadness that I must declare a temporary postponement of the intended revelries. Hopefully this will be a delay of just a few days. I will make announcements each day once we know more.” The Chancellor refused to take questions, and returned inside the palace moments after his announcement. Although there is anger amongst some lesser dignitaries that they weren’t told in advance, the markets did not notably change in reaction to this news, suggesting that the...



Rumours of Imperial Wedding Delay Confirmed
Source: Rumours of Imperial Wedding Delay Confirmed (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/rumours-of-imperial-wedding-delay-confirmed.60/)


Title: ED: Embattled Federal President Asks Us to ‘Hold Firm’
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 October 2015, 22:45:05
Embattled Federal President Asks Us to ‘Hold Firm’

Embattled Federal President Asks Us to ‘Hold Firm’ In a Presidential address last night, President Jasmina Halsey gave a length speech outlining the various successes she claims her government has made over the course of their current term. However, when pressed to answer questions regarding the recent wave of systems scrambling to leave the Federal fold, President Halsey simply said - “We are facing troubled times. While it is easy for some to declare that the military are the solution, we must look further ahead. Our society fails those who need our help the most and it is by lifting those at the bottom that we will restore Federal society to what it should be.” Political pundits were quick to point out that her speech contained very little substance, with many complaining that the President had failed to address any of the actual threats that face the Federation today. Some have even gone so far as to suggest that her mishandling of the current socioeconomic climate has left the...



Embattled Federal President Asks Us to ‘Hold Firm’
Source: Embattled Federal President Asks Us to ‘Hold Firm’ (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/embattled-federal-president-asks-us-to-hold-firm.61/)


Title: ED: Imperial Marriage Postponed
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 October 2015, 03:45:14
Imperial Marriage Postponed

Imperial Marriage Postponed In a follow up to yesterday’s announcement, the marriage of Emperor Hengist to his childhood sweetheart, Florence Lavigny, has now been postponed indefinitely. The news marks the first time in over five hundred years that an Imperial wedding has had to have been delayed for any reason. As well as costing the Imperial Treasury a small fortune, the delay comes as a serious blow to Arissa Lavingly’s claim to the throne. Experienced commentators have noted that whilst Arissa currently enjoys the support of Chancellor Blaine, a well respected and staunch supporter of traditional Imperial values, he has previously stated that the next Emperor should follow the Duval line.



Source: Galnet News
Source: Imperial Marriage Postponed (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/imperial-marriage-postponed.62/)


Title: ED: Patreus Announces Generous Settlement of Dispute in Durius
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 October 2015, 03:45:19
Patreus Announces Generous Settlement of Dispute in Durius

Senator Patreus today announced an end to hostilities in the Durius system. The conflict in Durius began after the ruling authorities defaulted on a large debt that they’d inherited from the previous government. The Senator’s civic management teams are now in the process of taking over control of the system’s government in preparation for its new status as an Imperial world. As well as declaring the aforementioned changes, Senator Patreus offered a great deal of praise in response to the overwhelming number of independent pilots who travelled to Durius in order to join his cause - “In this modern age of new drive technology and rapid interstellar travel we find ourselves becoming ever more reliant on the outstanding work carried out by our honoured allies of the Pilot’s Federation. Without their timely assistance many more causalities would have befallen both sides of the conflict. Not just myself, but the people of Durius owe those brave independent pilots a debt of gratitude for...



Patreus Announces Generous Settlement of Dispute in Durius
Source: Patreus Announces Generous Settlement of Dispute in Durius (https://gonegeeky.com/threads/patreus-announces-generous-settlement-of-dispute-in-durius.89/)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 August 2017, 11:45:06
Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

This report presents the latest data on the economic health of the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience an economic boom:

Order of Ethgreze

Green Party of HIP 103138

Union of Wolf 359 Labour

GCRV 4654 State Interstellar

Coquim Industry

Opila Ltd

Chamunda Crimson Gang

Kini Drug Empire

Brani Federal Holdings

AG+21 1754 Citizen 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:

LHS 3479 Interstellar

Morgor Crimson Pirates

BD-13 2439 Comms Systems

LHS 2884 Dominion

Lambda Hydri Industry

People's LFT 551 League

LHS 3006 Blue Brotherhood

Partnership of Alpha Centauri

Earls of Dahan

The Order of Justice

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.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59917448d005a06f4a006c1a)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Security Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 August 2017, 11:45:06
Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

This report presents the latest data on the security status of the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a lockdown:

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Green Party of Lung

Alliance of HIP 13269

Crimson Major Incorporated

Republic Party of Thraskias

Revolutionary Kanean Resistance

HIP 24655 allied

Monarchy of HIP 24655

Dhak Union Party

Opontani Nationals

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:

Apoyota Domain

Ngadjal Citizens' Forum

Hecate Creative Industries

Mafia of Chacobog

Revolutionary Kanean Resistance

HIP 29241 Conservatives

Traditional Hehe Flag

NLTT 47967 Purple Brotherhood

Phra Indji Crimson Mob

Auta Isuang Blue Hand Gang

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.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Security Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/5992bdc64a6bdb3b94002ead)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Alliance Defends Research Initiative
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 August 2017, 11:45:06
Galactic News: Alliance Defends Research Initiative

The Alliance has been criticised for its recent appeal for Thargoid data, which began only days after a joint-superpower initiative was established to study the Thargoids.

A number of independent factions, including the Federal Republican Command, have censured the Alliance for its apparently contradictory stance.

A spokesperson for the Alliance was quick to respond:

"Aegis emerged from a spirit of unity, so we can understand why an independent initiative could be seen as undermining that philosophy. The simple truth is that it takes a long time to plan a campaign of this sort, and in this case our preparations began long before Aegis was established. Cancelling the campaign would have had dire repercussions for our partners, the Kaushpoos Pro-Alliance Union, to whom we have a contractual obligation. Rest assured that the instruments we plan to develop will be made available to Aegis, to which the Alliance is fully committed."
Source: Galactic News: Alliance Defends Research Initiative (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/5992c1936d3e7f506d569563)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 August 2017, 16:45:02
Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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:

Gehry Gateway, Checha
Source: Galactic News: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/599309588fb3bc54731df63d)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Health Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 August 2017, 16:45:02
Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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

HIP 105577 One

HIP 5712 State Corp.

Kvenland Services

HIP 19773 Shared

Ololos Drug Empire

HIP 15545 Public Network

Marquis du HIP 110867

HIP 9610 Jet Legal Systems

Pi Pavonis Transport Corp.

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:

Kvenland Services

HIP 10570 Constitution Party

Allied FK5 2550 Autocracy

Hatmehit Purple Crew

Chukchair Fortune Group

HIP 111486 First

Aonghus Co

Dulos Defence Party

Hajon Industries

Parhul Silver Electronics Hldgs

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.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Health Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/599410c523e8a9533529cf3d)


Title: ED: Powerplay: Incoming Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 August 2017, 16:45:02
Powerplay: Incoming Update

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.
Source: Powerplay: Incoming Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59941203c63b9b750d51add7)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 August 2017, 21:45:03
Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Bodb Den Advanced Network

Aymifa Resistance

HIP 96289 Blue Major Inc

Zhu Veddi State Limited

Parhul Silver Electronics Hldgs

Autocracy of Phi Gruis

Ambivas Power Partners

BD+07 4267 Gold General PLC

LHS 3384 Progressive Party

Nuenets Corp.

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59955d25095f26061751d3a8)


Title: ED: Community Goal: The Sigma Summit
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 August 2017, 21:45:03
Community Goal: The Sigma Summit

Secoya Emperor's Grace has been announced as the organiser of this year's Sigma Summit, a three-day conference for some of the Empire's most powerful individuals. Figures from the worlds of finance, politics and entertainment are expected to attend the event, which this year will be held in the Secoya system.

The Summit is not without its detractors, with political commentator Sal Riley recently condemning it as "a grotesquely opulent and outmoded display of self-congratulation". Nevertheless, the number of influential figures in attendance has prompted suggestions that more policy making is concluded at the Summit than in the Senate.

As the event approaches, Secoya Emperor's Grace has placed an open order for a range of luxury commodities, promising to reward pilots who delivering master chefs, Kamitra cigars and Sanuma decorative meat to Joy Port in the Secoya system.

The campaign begins on the 17th of August 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: The Sigma Summit (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/5995af4477678f321a3acf47)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Restoring Order in Kaal
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 August 2017, 21:45:03
Community Goal: Restoring Order in Kaal

Authorities in the Kaal 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, the Kuk Silver Fortune Company has placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to Vercors Station.

The campaign begins on 17th of August 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Restoring Order in Kaal (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/5995afa484f46610140985ad)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Alliance Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 August 2017, 02:45:04
Galactic News: Alliance Campaign Concludes

The Alliance has announced that its new research initiative has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Huge quantities of resources were delivered to Neville Horizons over the past week, allowing the Alliance to start constructing a range of instruments expressly designed to analyse Thargoid material. The campaign also received the support of hundreds of independent combat pilots, who took to their ships to protect the spaceways and defend the traders contributing to the initiative.

As the campaign drew to a close, an Alliance spokesperson said:

"With the aid of the galactic community, we are now in a position to embark on a detailed study of Thargoid technology and other material. I hasten to add, however, that analysis of this kind is a slow process. The public should not expect profound revelations in the immediate future! But rest assured that our scientists will be working tirelessly to deepen our understanding of the Thargoids."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Neville Horizons in the Kaushpoos system.
Source: Galactic News: Alliance Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/5995b0d377678f36dc69b72f)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 August 2017, 02:45:04
Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Coquim Industry

Camorra of Waime

LTT 1349 Transport Industry

LHS 1387 Jet Mob

HIP 105639 Party

Luyten 674-15 Industries

Mob of HIP 7106

People's Islastyara Revolutionary Party

Epsilon Phoenicis Forum

New CD-61 6801 Flag

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:

Kokary Liberals

Blue Dynamic Group

Democrats of BD-02 4304

i Bootis Democrats

Branglal PLC

Zeus Bureau

New 31 Aquilae Green Party

Limapa Blue State Commodities

Orrere Ring

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.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/5996d57fdf27c642134755a2)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Federal Security Chief Liaising with Aegis
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 August 2017, 02:45:04
Galactic News: Federal Security Chief Liaising with Aegis

Reports have surfaced that Admiral Aden Tanner, Chief of Federal Security and so-called 'alien tsar', is now liaising with Aegis, the inter-superpower initiative established to investigate the Thargoids.

News of Admiral Tanner's involvement has already prompted speculation that the cold war between the Empire and the Federation could be thawing. Contrasting voices have suggested that Tanner's association could divert Aegis from its scientific agenda and set it on a more militaristic course.

In the wake of this development, Admiral Tanner made the following statement:

"It is my sincere pleasure to support Aegis in its mission and contribute to what I hope will be a new era of collaboration. I know there are those who have questioned my involvement with Aegis, but I can assure you that after forty years in the military, I am ready for some peace."

"Our current priorities are determining the scale of the Thargoids' presence in human space and confirming their intentions regarding humanity. We have no concrete information to share with the galactic community at this time, however."
Source: Galactic News: Federal Security Chief Liaising with Aegis (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/5996d5a35dd7d116ed7693b3)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 August 2017, 07:45:03
Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

This report presents the latest data on expansion and withdrawal among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to have expanded into new systems:

HIP 13269 Silver Drug Empire

Partnership of Chankates

HIP 80700 Jet Central PLC

Democrats of HIP 57080

G 139-50 Electronics Partners

HIP 9473 Industries

Progressive Party of Uracenufon

Clayagro Interstellar

LHS 3631 Network

Friends of Fugeniez

Expansions occur when a minor faction reaches a sufficient level of influence and there is a populated system within striking distance. Expansion is costly, so when a faction expands, the wealth and development level of the system it controls are temporarily reduced.

Here are the latest factions in withdrawal:

Order of Ethgreze

Crimson State Group

HIP 9610 Jet Legal Systems

Gitxsan Limited

Kuwemargl Patrons of Law

Brotherhood of Caerete

Begovans Industry

Coalition of Bodedi

HIP 113454 Crew

Gyvata Indi Purple Syndicate

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.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/5996d60bdf27c6540a1a9b56)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 August 2017, 07:45:03
Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

This report presents the latest data on the economic health of the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience an economic boom:

Order of Ethgreze

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Laedla and Co

Liberty Party of Zeessze

Green Party of HIP 103138

Union of Wolf 359 Labour

GCRV 4654 State Interstellar

Zelano Systems

Opila Ltd

Chamunda Crimson Gang

Boom is usually the result of consistent trade profit and completed trade contracts. When a faction experiences a boom, the wealth of the system it controls temporarily increases and trade missions completed in the system have double the effect on influence. The faction's influence may also increase. Booms typically last until they naturally expire.

Here are the latest factions to experience an economic bust:

Kini Drug Empire

LHS 3479 Interstellar

WISE 0855-0714 Gold Gang

Nationalists of Aulin

BD-13 2439 Comms Systems

Workers of Lalande 29917 Green Party

Indines Commodities

Lambda Hydri Industry

Independents of 22 g Leonis

Brothers of Abroin

When a faction experiences a bust, the wealth of the system it controls is temporarily reduced and the faction's influence is temporarily diminished. Trade actions do not contribute to boom while a bust is active. A bust typically has to run its course before ending.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/599ac42a7efdcb21936b53e7)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Total Eclipse
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 August 2017, 07:45:03
Community Goal: Total Eclipse

The Kpelidoog Empire Assembly, an Imperial organisation based in the Kpelidoog system, has announced plans to build a new Wells-class Carrier to support astronomical research.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the organisation said:

"Many of the galaxy's scientific groups are currently focused on the Thargoids, but we think it's important to keep an eye on the bigger picture. Once complete, this new ship will gather data on stellar bodies and unusual celestial phenomena."

The Kpelidoog Empire Assembly has placed an open order for titanium, semiconductors and power generators for use in the construction, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Hipparchus Terminal in the Kpelidoog system.

The spokesperson went on to say:

"The success of this initiative depends largely on the support of the galactic community. That's why we've decided to incorporate the name of the pilot who makes the largest contribution into the name of the new vessel."

The campaign begins on the 21st of August 3303 and will run until the 24th of August 3303. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Total Eclipse (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/599adf058d33d651c577377d)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Security Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 August 2017, 12:45:03
Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

This report presents the latest data on the security status of the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a lockdown:

Dragons of HIP 1914

Morgor Crimson Pirates

Zeus Bureau

United Wat Yu Confederacy

Alliance of HIP 13269

Crimson Major Incorporated

Uniting Kupole

Gold Netcoms Limited

Traditional Hehe Flag

Gendini Incorporated

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:

Orrere Ring

Uszaa Society

Green Party of Lung

Ovid Democrats

Republic Party of Thraskias

Friends of HIP 20441

Chaimal Jet Public Services

Autocracy of HR 5307

HIP 24655 allied

Monarchy of HIP 24655

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.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Security Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/599c0372ffdd3343792a23e3)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Health Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 August 2017, 12:45:03
Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

HIP 105577 One

HIP 5712 State Corp.

Kvenland Services

HIP 19773 Shared

Ololos Drug Empire

HIP 15545 Public Network

39 Tauri Cartel

HIP 116298 Jet Cartel

New CD-61 6801 Flag

Zhou Wang Blue 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:

Kvenland Services

HIP 10570 Constitution Party

HIP 19773 Shared

Hatmehit Purple Crew

Aymifa Resistance

HIP 111486 First

Aonghus Co

Dulos Defence Party

Delta Phoenicis Limited

Chukchair Prison Colony

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.

Source: Galactic News: Weekly Health Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/599d4c9a90f4ce24c1360245)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 August 2017, 16:45:04
Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Crimson State Group

39 Tauri Interstellar

Delta Phoenicis Limited

Gitxsan Limited

Barnard's Star Alliance

Ambivas Power Partners

Natural BV Phoenicis Front

Kuwemargl Patrons of Law

Apoyota Domain

League of Kausan

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/599e9e87f79bdb69d57868c5)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Kpelidoog Empire Assembly Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 August 2017, 23:45:03
Galactic News: Kpelidoog Empire Assembly Campaign Concludes

A spokesperson for the Kpelidoog Empire Assembly has announced that its plan to build a new Wells-class Carrier has received the wholehearted support of the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots took to their ships to deliver construction materials to Hipparchus Terminal, the organisation's base of operations.

As the campaign drew to a close, a spokesperson for the Kpelidoog Empire Assembly released a statement:

"We are immeasurably grateful to all those who supported this initiative. Having met our targets, we hope to start work on the new ship soon."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Hipparchus Terminal in the Kpelidoog system.
Source: Galactic News: Kpelidoog Empire Assembly Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/599ee15de362e76d1c781f6c)


Title: ED: Community Goal: The Path to Colonia
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 August 2017, 23:45:03
Community Goal: The Path to Colonia

The Kamadhenu Chapterhouse of Inquisition has announced plans to establish a series of starports between the core systems and Colonia to make the daunting voyage a little easier. A total of three starports have been planned, which the Chapterhouse hopes will expedite the creation of a freight and passenger service known as the Blue Star Line.

The Chapterhouse has placed an open order for gold, robotics and auto-fabricators for the first of these starports, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Shajn Market in the Kamadhenu system. System authorities have also pledged to issue generous rewards for Chapterhouse-issued bounties, to ensure safe delivery of goods to the starport.

Announcing the campaign, Governor Shelby Ortega said:

"The growth of Colonia has been astounding, but its continued success depends on developing more substantive infrastructure. Having received the blessing of the Colonia Council, the Chapterhouse of Inquisition intends to realise a vision of trans-galactic commerce that will benefit all of humanity."

The first phase of the campaign begins on the 24th of August 3303. The second phase begins on the 31st of August, and the final phase begins on the 7th of September. All three phases will run for one week unless targets are met earlier than planned.
Source: Community Goal: The Path to Colonia (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/599edc4c7a2fdc627231ade2)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Imperial Appeal Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 August 2017, 23:45:03
Galactic News: Imperial Appeal Concludes

Secoya Emperor's Grace has announced that its appeal for luxury goods has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots responded to the appeal by delivering commodities to Joy Port for this year's Sigma Summit, a conference attended by some of the Empire's most powerful individuals.

Censure of the event failed to deter traders or intimidate this year's guest of honour, Imperial Senator Zemina Torval, who responded to criticism by saying simply "The Summit is an institution."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Joy Port in the Secoya system.
Source: Galactic News: Imperial Appeal Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/599ee0eaf79bdb5a554f5943)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Order Restored in Kaal
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 August 2017, 06:45:04
Galactic News: Order Restored in Kaal

The Kuk Silver Fortune Company has announced that its campaign to clear the Kaal 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 Kaal system have extended their gratitude to those who participated in the operation.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Vercors Station in the Kaal system.
Source: Galactic News: Order Restored in Kaal (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/599ee308e362e771105d25eb)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 August 2017, 13:45:05
Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Coquim Industry

Zelano Systems

Junga Interstellar

Chamunda Crimson Gang

Kini Drug Empire

LHS 3479 Interstellar

AG+21 1754 Citizen Party

Liberty Party of LP 751-1

Liaedin Mafia

Revolutionary Party of Nuenets

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:

Order of Ethgreze

Kokary Liberals

Liberals of Delta Pavonis

LHS 1387 Jet Mob

Blue Dynamic Group

Njikan Jet Dynamic Industry

BD+07 4267 Gold General PLC

LHS 3384 Progressive Party

Branglal PLC

New 31 Aquilae Green 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.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/599e9f6df79bdb68fd5949c9)


Title: ED: Galactic News: The Thargoid Situation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 August 2017, 20:45:03
Galactic News: The Thargoid Situation

Although the first hints of the Thargoid presence began with the discovery of Unknown Artefacts in 3301, the current chapter in the Thargoid story started last year with the discovery of alien shipwrecks in the Pleiades Nebula. A few months later, in January 3303, the first interdiction from a Thargoid ship was reported.

In May, accounts surfaced of attacks in the Maia system against Federal vessels. Eyewitnesses claimed to have seen Thargoid ships at the sites, but the Federation refused to comment on the possibility of Thargoid involvement.

A key discovery was made a few weeks later, when massive Thargoid structures were found in a number of systems. Several of these structures were discovered to contain functional Thargoid technology.

With events unfolding at such a rapid pace, the superpowers have struggled to formulate appropriate responses. But the creation of Aegis, a joint-superpower initiative designed to coordinate research into the Thargoids, suggests that the galaxy's leaders are now taking steps to address the situation.

Professor Cora Shaw, director of the Palin Institute, offered the following assessment:

"We are faced with a number of pressing questions. Why have the Thargoids entered human space? Can we communicate with them? Are they hostile? Hopefully Aegis can provide us with some answers."

Meanwhile, in an article for the Imperial Herald, journalist Kelvin Masters gave a more frank analysis:

"The barnacles seem to indicate that the Thargoids were in Maia and Merope long before we were. For all we know, humanity has expanded into what the Thargoids see as their territory. I have no interest in scaremongering, but my belief is that a Thargoid attack could be imminent – their behaviour certainly seems to suggest they are probing us for weaknesses."
Source: Galactic News: The Thargoid Situation (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/599e9f98c10d1126640e8902)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 26 August 2017, 17:45:03
Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

This report presents the latest data on expansion and withdrawal among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to have expanded into new systems:

Chicoana Silver Travel Corp.

HIP 96289 Blue Major Inc

110 Herculis Purple Natural PLC

Annarr Dynamic Corp.

Tphene Collective

Revolutionary Eluskapu Partnership

People's Tutumu Confederacy

Kwarandji Comms Industries

Lunguni First

Bletii Inc

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:

Democrats of BD-02 4304

Durius Dominion

HR 8170 Brotherhood

Bodb Dearg Order

Yenistani Guardians of Tradition

Brotherhood of Caerete

Gilyadar Front

Velnians Gold Transport Holdings

Marquis du Ugrivaci

Chimasates Blue United Org

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.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/599ea04a5815d347ca7efb1a)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 August 2017, 13:45:04
Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

This report presents the latest data on the economic health of the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience an economic boom:

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Liberty Party of Zeessze

Union of Wolf 359 Labour

GCRV 4654 State Interstellar

Opila Ltd

Crimson State Group

Brani Federal Holdings

Allied FK5 2550 Autocracy

Ololos Drug Empire

Bureau of HIP 1914 Focus

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:

WISE 0855-0714 Gold Gang

Apoyota Domain

Quator Ring

Nationalists of Aulin

Leaders of Santal

Aditi Crimson Energy Inc

LTT 18486 Pirates

Partnership of Alpha Centauri

The Order of Justice

Wat Yu Resistance

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.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59a542623514816db44dddfb)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 August 2017, 20:45:07
Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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:

Onnes Gateway, LFT 37

Heng Ring, Malanges

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

Gordon Plant, Tollan

Reiter City, Oppi
Source: Galactic News: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59a58ce3b0cd9a58cd183f5b)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Security Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 August 2017, 17:45:05
Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

This report presents the latest data on the security status of the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a lockdown:

Orrere Ring

HIP 22006 Purple Cartel

Chaimal Jet Public Services

Gendini Incorporated

Baedi Di Rats

Barons of Mundine

Hiralarsh First

Kagudi Allied Interstellar

Venux Freedom Party

HIP 24912 Crimson General Hldgs

When a faction experiences a lockdown, the security rating of the system it controls temporarily increases and the system's wealth temporarily decreases. Bounty hunting activity can shorten the lockdown period.

Here are the latest factions to experience civil unrest:

Independents of LHS 3262

Alliance of HIP 13269

Crimson Major Incorporated

Labour of 64 Arietis

Social Holler Green Party

Saontiana and Co

Integrated HIP 111657

Values Party of Shenggan

HR 3007 Coordinated

LP 726-6 Partners

Civil unrest is the result of illegal activity. When a faction is affected by civil unrest, the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases, as does the system's wealth. Combat missions and activities can bring civil unrest to an end.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Security Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59a681ebb0cd9a5c932597b0)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 31 August 2017, 13:45:07
Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Laedla and Co

GCRV 4654 State Interstellar

39 Tauri Interstellar

Labour of Geras

HIP 96289 Blue Major Inc

Gitxsan Limited

Autocracy of Phi Gruis

New CD-61 6801 Flag

Natural BV Phoenicis Front

Nuenets Corp.

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59a7dd5f7da9e306837e41b2)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 September 2017, 17:45:05
Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Zelano Systems

Chamunda Crimson Gang

Kini Drug Empire

LHS 3479 Interstellar

AG+21 1754 Citizen Party

Liberty Party of LP 751-1

HIP 105639 Party

Dulos Defence Party

Machatkwa Inc

Progressive Party of Ross 210

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:

Order of Ethgreze

Bureau of HIP 1914 Focus

Liberals of Delta Pavonis

Alioth Pro-Alliance Group

Modgud Commodities

Delta Phoenicis Limited

Blue Dynamic Group

Ross 210 Pro-Alliance Party

i Bootis Democrats

Njikan Jet Dynamic Industry

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.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59a92d87ff6d8f42953bffe4)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Cold War Thawing?
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 September 2017, 17:45:05
Galactic News: Cold War Thawing?

Following news that scientists from the Alliance, Empire and Federation have united to form a new research initiative, speculation is mounting that the cold war between the Empire and the Federation could be nearing an end.

As the conflict enters its second year, a number of commentators have expressed hope that peace might be in sight. The Imperial Herald's political correspondent, Daxton Sung, offered the following analysis:

"It's inevitable that the formation of Aegis would lead to assumptions that the cold war is ending, but unfortunately there's little evidence to that effect. These are the galaxy's largest superpowers we're talking about. The fact that there's accord among certain sectors doesn't mean there's harmony at every level."

"But what does either side have to gain from maintaining its position? Neither the Empire nor the Federation has demonstrated it can prevent the other from extracting meta-alloys, which is supposedly what this conflict is all about. The only person to have been significantly affected by all this is poor old Professor Palin, who's still languishing behind a Federal blockade."

"Frankly, the situation is farcical. I suspect both Arissa Lavigny-Duval and Zachary Hudson know they're better off calling time on the whole thing, but neither side wants to be seen as ceding to the other. It's about pride, essentially. Shouldn't our leaders be above such things?"

Neither Federal nor Imperial sources elected to comment.
Source: Galactic News: Cold War Thawing? (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59a92dbb2b36fd286819e7e5)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 September 2017, 14:45:05
Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

This report presents the latest data on expansion and withdrawal among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to have expanded into new systems:

HIP 10570 Constitution Party

Chick Ek Partnership

Cerno Independents

Mbayame Domain

Toxanda Public Organisation

Picus Jet State Company

Khants Systems

LTT 970 Holdings

Conservatives of Grebatabea

Yaringu Blue Dynamic Industry

Expansions occur when a minor faction reaches a sufficient level of influence and there is a populated system within striking distance. Expansion is costly, so when a faction expands, the wealth and development level of the system it controls are temporarily reduced.

Here are the latest factions in withdrawal:

Crimson State Group

Limapa Blue State Commodities

V886 Centauri Future

Peng Dung Jet Creative Network

Bureau of Tetrian Liberty Party

Almas Corporation

Defence Party of NLTT 57668

Paletes Interstellar

Arapathaka Empire Party

LP 350-75 Fortune Company

Factions are considered to be in withdrawal if their level of influence within a system drops below a certain level. If the faction's influence remains low for a total of five days, the faction must leave the system entirely. If the faction manages to increase its level of influence, it remains in the system.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59a92e222b36fd28f57f62e1)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 September 2017, 14:45:06
Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

This report presents the latest data on the economic health of the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience an economic boom:

Laedla and Co

Opila Ltd

Kokary Liberals

Kini Drug Empire

LHS 3479 Interstellar

Brani Federal Holdings

Allied FK5 2550 Autocracy

Ololos Drug Empire

Liaedin Mafia

Lave Jet Family

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

WISE 0855-0714 Gold Gang

Apoyota Domain

Quator Ring

Nationalists of Aulin

United Nang Ta-khian Confederacy

Orishpucho Jet Hand Gang

38 Lyncis Comms Network

Sif League

Caraswang Gold Public Inc

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.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59ad194efc733844532ce39d)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Security Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 September 2017, 17:45:03
Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

This report presents the latest data on the security status of the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a lockdown:

Orrere Ring

Bureau of Tetrian Liberty Party

League of Ross 1015

HIP 22006 Purple Cartel

Neperimpox Brotherhood

HIP 15062 Crimson Pirates

Baedi Di Rats

Nialfi Solutions

Kagudi Allied Interstellar

Ladabalbasa Silver Gang

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:

United Wat Yu Confederacy

Quince Creative Holdings

Gold Netcoms Limited

Calennero Crew

HR 3635 Universal and Co

Dinkas Purple Posse

LP 726-6 Partners

Wolf 440 Federal PLC

Selgeth Coordinated

Aegilakan Crimson Gang

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.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Security Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59ae71cb5b22cd44ac419231)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 September 2017, 17:45:03
Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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:

Gordon Plant, Tollan

Reiter City, Oppi

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

Suri Gateway, Vesuvit
Source: Galactic News: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59ae7a0e68bc9230745b6027)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Health Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 September 2017, 14:45:04
Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

HIP 5712 State Corp.

Siluruba Purple Transport Ltd

Liaedin Mafia

HIP 32350 Industries

Bureau of HIP 1914 Focus

HIP 15545 Public Network

HIP 116298 Jet Cartel

Zhu Veddi State Limited

Parhul Silver Electronics Hldgs

Zhou Wang Blue 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:

Order of Ethgreze

Liberty Party of Zeessze

Kvenland Services

HIP 19773 Shared

Machatkwa Inc

Co-operative of HIP 49102

Green Party of Dulos

Delta Phoenicis Limited

People's Islastyara Revolutionary Party

Epsilon Phoenicis Forum

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.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Health Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59afc22a21ed52178f47754d)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 September 2017, 18:45:04
Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Crimson State Group

Aymifa Resistance

LTT 1349 Transport Industry

HIP 96289 Blue Major Inc

Zhu Veddi State Limited

Parhul Silver Electronics Hldgs

Epsilon Phoenicis Forum

New CD-61 6801 Flag

Apoyota Domain

CD-40 395 Imperial Society

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59b1168b1909e771540a41e4)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Voices of Dissent
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 September 2017, 18:45:05
Galactic News: Voices of Dissent

Reports that the Federal–Imperial cold war could soon end have resulted in jubilation in many parts of the galaxy.

While the impact of the conflict has been relatively modest, many thousands of galactic citizens have nevertheless been disrupted. But as talk of a truce gains ground, anonymous sources have reported that influential Imperials have questioned the wisdom of withdrawing from the Pleiades.

Daxton Sung of the Imperial Herald said:

"Can the Federation be trusted? That's the question the Empire is asking. Assuming both sides agree to withdraw, the Empire is worried that the Federation will renege on the deal. But such heel-dragging is to be expected. The fact is that there's a real desire, on both sides of the fence, to end this ridiculous conflict."
Source: Galactic News: Voices of Dissent (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59b115cad1c3406265302efd)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 September 2017, 14:45:08
Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

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

Junga Interstellar

Liberty Party of LP 751-1

LHS 1387 Jet Mob

Natural Toolfa Nationalists

HIP 105639 Party

Partnership of GD 215

Dulos Defence Party

Liaedin Electronics PLC

Mob of HIP 7106

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:

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Kokary Liberals

Liberals of Delta Pavonis

Chicoana Silver Travel Corp.

Modgud Commodities

Green Party of Dulos

Gitxsan Limited

Ross 210 Pro-Alliance Party

i Bootis Democrats

Njikan Jet Dynamic Industry

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.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59b2658c1909e7430627b707)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Federal Blockade Ends
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 September 2017, 21:45:05
Galactic News: Federal Blockade Ends

In October last year, the Federation was criticised for positioning a Farragut-class Battlecruiser above Maia A 3 a, not far from the personal research base of Professor Ishmael Palin.

The deployment, which came only days after Professor Palin announced a breakthrough in his research into meta-alloys, was widely interpreted as an attempt to restrict Palin's movement and curtail his research.

The condemnation of rival political powers and the efforts of a number of political campaigners did little to affect the blockade. But recent reports from Maia indicate that the Federal ships have now withdrawn, effectively ending the cordon of Maia A 3 a. Rici Stewart, writing for The Imperial Herald, offering the following evaluation:

"The Federation knows that blockading Professor Palin was – at best – unethical, so I'm not surprised they chose not to comment on their withdrawal. They just slipped away in the night."

"As with their efforts to control meta-alloys, the Federation's attempts to restrict access to Palin's base were far from successful. I guess the Federation has realised it can't control the galaxy. If you ask me, this is another sign that the Federal-Imperial cold war could be coming to an end."

Naturally, Professor Palin was pleased with the development:

"We may never know exactly why the Federation blockaded Maia A 3 a. Frankly the galaxy's superpowers have always been rather incomprehensible to me. All I can say is: I'm glad they're gone."
Source: Galactic News: Federal Blockade Ends (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59b265cafee03f60465ee584)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 September 2017, 18:45:05
Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

This report presents the latest data on expansion and withdrawal among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to have expanded into new systems:

Jaques

HIP 80700 Jet Central PLC

HIP 47058 Central Corp.

Dhak Union Party

Yemaki Dynasty

Workers of Damontae Republic Party

Lemana Drug Empire

Natural Mehit Liberty Party

Washiri United

Liberals of Coyotani

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:

Ngakwites Empire Consulate

Amahu Labour

Shongbon Comms Systems

Yhele Empire Party

New Rutujil People's Party

Mikir Comms Corp.

HIP 14676 Coordinated

Hez Pef Jet Transport Company

United HIP 64498 Progressive Party

Bletii Inc

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.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59b266761909e7325b548918)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Federal Blockade Ends
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 September 2017, 18:45:11
Galactic News: Federal Blockade Ends

In October last year, the Federation was criticised for positioning a Farragut-class Battlecruiser above Maia A 3 a, not far from the personal research base of Professor Ishmael Palin.

The deployment, which came only days after Professor Palin announced a breakthrough in his research into meta-alloys, was widely interpreted as an attempt to restrict Palin's movement and curtail his research.

The condemnation of rival political powers and the efforts of a number of political campaigners did little to affect the blockade. But recent reports from Maia indicate that the Federal ships have now withdrawn, effectively ending the cordon of Maia A 3 a.

Rici Stewart, writing for The Imperial Herald, offering the following evaluation:

"The Federation knows that blockading Professor Palin was – at best – unethical, so I'm not surprised they chose not to comment on their withdrawal. They just slipped away in the night."

"As with their efforts to control meta-alloys, the Federation's attempts to restrict access to Palin's base were far from successful. I guess the Federation has realised it can't control the galaxy. If you ask me, this is another sign that the Federal-Imperial cold war could be coming to an end."

Naturally, Professor Palin was pleased with the development:

"We may never know exactly why the Federation blockaded Maia A 3 a. Frankly, the galaxy's superpowers have always been rather incomprehensible to me. All I can say is: I'm glad they're gone."
Source: Galactic News: Federal Blockade Ends (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59b265cafee03f60465ee584)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 September 2017, 18:45:11
Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

This report presents the latest data on the economic health of the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience an economic boom:

Official Darkates Freedom Party

Laedla and Co

Liberty Party of Zeessze

Union of Wolf 359 Labour

Coquim Industry

Opila Ltd

Kini Drug Empire

LHS 3479 Interstellar

Crimson State Group

Brani Federal 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:

Quator Ring

Nationalists of Aulin

Morgor Crimson Pirates

Alliance of HIP 13269

Sauraratec Industries

38 Lyncis Comms Network

Hehe Camorra

Luyten 347-14 Prison Colony

Revolutionary LP 1-52 Labour

United Kini Coalition

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.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59b6603711cdd4364f674aee)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Security Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 September 2017, 15:45:06
Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

This report presents the latest data on the security status of the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a lockdown:

Nuenets Corp.

Nationalists of Aulin

Revolutionary Zeus Values Party

Bikokujungu Crimson Hand Gang

HIP 15062 Crimson Pirates

Wolf 1241 Raiders

HIP 24655 allied

Monarchy of HIP 24655

Lu Pah Prison Colony

Ahemez Allied Co

When a faction experiences a lockdown, the security rating of the system it controls temporarily increases and the system's wealth temporarily decreases. Bounty hunting activity can shorten the lockdown period.

Here are the latest factions to experience civil unrest:

Chamunda Crimson Gang

WISE 0855-0714 Gold Gang

Social Velnians Independents

Nationals of 10 Theta Piscium

Baedi Di Rats

Dinkas Purple Posse

Selgeth Coordinated

Movement for Kenna for Equality

LHS 3439 Vision Organisation

Untuathit Confederation

Civil unrest is the result of illegal activity. When a faction is affected by civil unrest, the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases, as does the system's wealth. Combat missions and activities can bring civil unrest to an end.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Security Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59b7aefe11cdd42ea56c9652)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 September 2017, 15:45:06
Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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

The following starports are on the brink of closure:

Litke Mines, Wolfberg

Vlaicu Terminal, HIP 115917
Source: Galactic News: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59b7b0d1d3f94f525e70ec0a)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Health Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 September 2017, 19:45:04
Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

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

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

Siluruba Purple Transport Ltd

Kvenland Services

HIP 32350 Industries

Bureau of HIP 1914 Focus

LHS 1387 Jet Mob

Zhou Wang Blue Partnership

Kawal United Commodities

Pirates of Bean

Yhele Fortune Exchange

Law Party of Tau-2 Gruis A

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:

Order of Ethgreze

GCRV 4654 State Interstellar

Kvenland Services

HIP 19773 Shared

Machatkwa Inc

Co-operative of HIP 49102

HIP 5183 Emperor's Grace

Progressive Party of Ross 210

Momotaro Silver State PLC

Labour of Bactrib

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.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Health Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59b8f888a1337640e964195c)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report
Post by: RSSFeeder on 14 September 2017, 16:45:02
Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

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

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Union of Wolf 359 Labour

Coquim Industry

39 Tauri Interstellar

HIP 96289 Blue Major Inc

Gliese 868 Services

Parhul Silver Electronics Hldgs

Epsilon Phoenicis Forum

Smethells 119 Blue Life Int

Barnard's Star Alliance

HIP 305 Nationalists

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.
Source: Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59ba4de8375c265c5c0a8232)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Chapterhouse Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 14 September 2017, 23:45:03
Galactic News: Chapterhouse Campaign Concludes

A spokesperson for the Kamadhenu Chapterhouse of Inquisition has announced that its plan to establish a series of starports between Colonia and the core systems has received the wholehearted support of the galactic community.

Hundreds of pilots took to their ships to deliver construction materials to Shajn Market over the course of the three-week campaign, allowing the Chapterhouse to achieve its ambitious goals.

As the campaign drew to a close, a spokesperson for the Chapterhouse released a statement:

"Thanks to the hard work of the galaxy's independent pilots, construction of the first starport is almost complete, work on the second is well underway and construction of the third will begin soon."

"We are immeasurably grateful to those who supported this initiative, and we look forward to a future of increased travel and trade between Colonia and the core."

Pilots who contributed to the campaign can now collect their rewards from Shajn Market in the Kamadhenu system.
Source: Galactic News: Chapterhouse Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59ba923ed5777506723e5827)


Title: ED: Community Goal: The Battle for Ho Hsi
Post by: RSSFeeder on 14 September 2017, 23:45:03
Community Goal: The Battle for Ho Hsi

Recent reports indicate that conflict has erupted in the Ho Hsi system between Ho Hsi Jet Comms Limited and the Freedom Party of Ho Hsi. System security forces were caught off guard by the violence, which began without warning and has escalated rapidly since then.

Both sides have issued calls for aid, appealing to independent combat pilots for support. Commanders who participate in the conflict will be generously rewarded by their chosen faction.

A representative of system security forces issued the following statement:

"It would be irresponsible of us to encourage independent pilots to join this fight, but if the galactic community can bring this conflict to a swift end, they will have our gratitude."

The two factions have set out week-long operations to take control of the system, which will begin on the 14th of September 3303.
Source: Community Goal: The Battle for Ho Hsi (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59ba9207741b2a1a21671334)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Federal Capital Ship Destroyed by Thargoids
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 September 2017, 19:45:07
Galactic News: Federal Capital Ship Destroyed by Thargoids

Over the past few months, several reports have surfaced of Federal convoys coming under fire in the Maia system. While circumstantial evidence strongly suggested Thargoid involvement, the Federation declined to comment, saying only that the matter was "under investigation".

But fresh reports indicate that another attack, resulting in the loss of a Farragut-class Battlecruiser and a number of other vessels, has recently taken place. In a galaxy-wide announcement, the Federation confirmed that the attack was perpetrated by Thargoid Interceptor-class vessels, as corroborated by those who survived the assault.

Chief of Federal Security Admiral Aden Tanner issued the following statement:

"Since we cannot communicate with the Thargoids, and cannot therefore determine the motive for this attack, it cannot be considered an act of war in the conventional sense. Nevertheless, I can confirm that the Thargoids are now considered an enemy of the Federation."

Admiral Tanner's statement was swiftly followed by a public address from Federal President Zachary Hudson, speaking from the White House on Mars.

"Like many others, I hoped that the Thargoids would prove to be peaceful. Today I am forced to concede that my optimism was misplaced. What I say now, I say to every citizen of the Federation: Action will be taken."

"I have given Admiral Tanner total authority over this matter, and extended to him the full resources of the Federal Navy. I have every confidence that he will address this threat to the Federation."
Source: Galactic News: Federal Capital Ship Destroyed by Thargoids (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59bb9793d5777560b7216455)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Federation Addresses Rumours
Post by: RSSFeeder on 21 September 2017, 19:45:05
Galactic News: Federation Addresses Rumours

Following news that a Federal convoy has been destroyed by Thargoid vessels in the Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55 system, Lieutenant Jarah Kael of the Federal Navy has addressed rumours that the Thargoids may have attacked in self defence.

"There has been speculation that the Thargoid attack was an act of self preservation. Nothing could be further from the truth."

"It is true that Thargoid vessels typically scan human craft rather than attack, so I can understand how this misconception has taken root, but I can assure you it is baseless. Data recovered from IR-W D1-55, including the black box from the Farragut-class Battlecruiser, proves beyond a doubt that the attack was initiated by the Thargoids. To suggest otherwise dishonours the memory of those who lost their lives in this tragedy."

A spokesperson for Aegis, which is coordinating research into the Thargoids, confirmed the veracity of Lieutenant Kael's statement:

"We have been analysing the data from the attack site in an effort to understand the Thargoids' motives and military capabilities. While I cannot yet reveal the results of that analysis, I can confirm that the convoy was attacked without provocation by multiple Thargoid vessels."
Source: Galactic News: Federation Addresses Rumours (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59c3a0e02468d745a72f97a0)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Aegis to Widen Remit
Post by: RSSFeeder on 21 September 2017, 19:45:05
Galactic News: Aegis to Widen Remit

A spokesperson for Aegis, the joint-superpower initiative established to coordinate research into the Thargoids, has confirmed that the organisation is to widen its remit.

The development is understood to be a response to the recent Thargoid attack against Federal ships in the Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55 system.

In a statement, the spokesperson said:

"Aegis has received sanctions from the leaders of all three superpowers to focus not only research, but also on defence. This reflects a belief that Aegis, which includes some of the galaxy's foremost experts on non-human life, is best positioned to coordinate such efforts."

"We understand that some will lament this development, but the decision was arrived at only after careful consideration, and all parties have agreed on its necessity. Rest assured that our research initiatives will continue."

It is understood that the organisation's budget has been dramatically increased.
Source: Galactic News: Aegis to Widen Remit (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59c3a108ced3ff7f807f54b7)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Engineers Appeal for Thargoid Material
Post by: RSSFeeder on 21 September 2017, 19:45:05
Community Goal: Engineers Appeal for Thargoid Material

Following news that the Thargoids have attacked a Federal convoy in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55 system, Aegis has recruited two of the galaxy's foremost independent engineers to immediately begin developing new defensive and offensive technologies.

One of these engineers is Liz Ryder, a specialist in explosive weaponry, who spoke to The Federal Times about her involvement:

"It's not about penetrating the Thargoids' shields – we've been blowing each other up for centuries so we've gotten pretty good at dealing punishment – it's about creating weapons that are specifically calibrated to damage Thargoid hardware."

Ryder was asked if she thought it was too late to avert all-out conflict with the Thargoids:

"That's a question for the politicians. My job is to design weapons. And if someone – or something – shoots at you, you've got two choices: run away or shoot back. At the moment, the first of those is our only option. It would be nice to have a second."

Professor Ishmael Palin, a leading authority on xenobiology, has also been recruited to the programme. He said:

"My first task will be developing a scanner that can provide us with meaningful data on the Thargoids' ships. Of course, to properly calibrate these new technologies we will need large quantities of Thargoid material."

Aegis has placed an open order for a range of Thargoid materials for use in the programme. Aegis Core has pledged to reward pilots who deliver unknown technology samples, unknown biological matter, ancient relics and explosives to Awyra Flirble in the Eurybia system for Liz Ryder. Aegis Research has promised to reimburse Commanders who deliver unknown technology samples, unknown resin, computer components and resonating separators to Obsidian Orbital in the Maia system for Ishmael Palin.

The campaign begins on the 21st of September and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Engineers Appeal for Thargoid Material (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59c3cb9dffff1a05c9770bdd)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Peace Declared in Ho Hsi
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 September 2017, 02:45:03
Galactic News: Peace Declared in Ho Hsi

Authorities in the Ho Hsi system have confirmed that the conflict between Ho Hsi Jet Comms Limited and the Freedom Party of Ho Hsi has come to an end.

Ho Hsi media outlets have reported that the battle was won by Ho Hsi Jet Comms Limited. The Freedom Party of Ho Hsi is understood to have withdrawn its forces.

Both factions received support from independent combat pilots, to whom generous rewards were promised, but ultimately it was Ho Hsi Jet Comms Limited that emerged victorious.

A spokesperson for Ho Hsi Jet Comms Limited issued a statement to those who rallied to their cause:

"Without your help, the Freedom Party of Ho Hsi might have got the better of us. We'll never forget it."

Pilots who participated in the conflict can now collect their rewards from Hand Ring in the Ho Hsi system.
Source: Galactic News: Peace Declared in Ho Hsi (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59c3cfafd98295617973d5ac)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Federation Addresses Rumours
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 September 2017, 13:45:02
Galactic News: Federation Addresses Rumours

Following news that a Federal convoy was destroyed by Thargoid vessels in the Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55 system, Lieutenant Jarah Kael of the Federal Navy has addressed rumours that the Thargoids may have attacked in self-defence.

"There has been speculation that the Thargoid attack was an act of self-preservation. Nothing could be further from the truth."

"It is true that Thargoid vessels typically scan human craft rather than attack, so I can understand how this misconception has taken root, but I assure you it is baseless. Data recovered from IR-W D1-55, including the black box from the Farragut-class Battlecruiser, proves beyond a doubt that the attack was initiated by the Thargoids. To suggest otherwise dishonours the memory of those who lost their lives in this tragedy."

A spokesperson for Aegis, which is coordinating research into the Thargoids, confirmed the veracity of Lieutenant Kael's statement:

"We have been analysing the data from the attack site in an effort to understand the Thargoids' motives and military capabilities. While I cannot yet reveal the results of that analysis, I can confirm that the convoy was attacked without provocation by multiple Thargoid vessels."
Source: Galactic News: Federation Addresses Rumours (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59c3a0e02468d745a72f97a0)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Aegis to Widen Remit
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 September 2017, 13:45:02
Galactic News: Aegis to Widen Remit

A spokesperson for Aegis, the joint-superpower initiative established to coordinate research into the Thargoids, has confirmed that the organisation is to widen its remit.

The development is understood to be a response to the recent Thargoid attack against Federal ships in the Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55 system.

In a statement, the spokesperson said:

"Aegis has received sanctions from the leaders of all three superpowers to focus not only on research, but also on defence. This reflects a belief that Aegis, which includes some of the galaxy's foremost experts on non-human life, is best positioned to coordinate such efforts."

"We understand that some will lament this development, but the decision was arrived at only after careful consideration, and all parties have agreed on its necessity. Rest assured that our research initiatives will continue."

It is understood that the organisation's budget has been dramatically increased.
Source: Galactic News: Aegis to Widen Remit (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59c3a108ced3ff7f807f54b7)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 27 September 2017, 13:45:04
Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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:

Ackerman Depot, Coma

Wafer Terminal, Shenich

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

Talos 1, Peregrina

Aachen Town, Alioth

Barjavel Station, HIP 33368
Source: Galactic News: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59cb8430d5e4b07dba1275c5)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Engineers' Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 28 September 2017, 17:45:05
Galactic News: Engineers' Campaign Concludes

A spokesperson for Aegis has announced that its appeal for Thargoid-related materials has reached a successful conclusion. Huge quantities of material were delivered to Awyra Flirble and Obsidian Orbital over the past week, following an enthusiastic response from the galactic community. They will now be delivered to the engineers Liz Ryder and Ishmael Palin so they can start work on new technologies to address the mounting Thargoid threat.

As the campaign drew to a close, the spokesperson issued a brief statement:

"Initiatives of this kind are a mainstay of the galactic economy, but this campaign is of singular importance. Humanity is faced with a clear threat to its safety, and we must do everything we can to oppose it."

"Furthermore, if we are to successfully resist the Thargoids, we will need to develop more advanced technologies. This will not be the last campaign of this kind."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Awyra Flirble in the Eurybia system and Obsidian Orbital in the Maia system.
Source: Galactic News: Engineers' Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59cd11d8f030a958eb3acd4b)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Setting up the Candy Shop
Post by: RSSFeeder on 28 September 2017, 17:45:06
Community Goal:  Setting up the Candy Shop

The Candy Crew Guild, an independent corporate organisation based in the Irusan system, has announced plans to establish a capital shipyard and a scientific research vessel in its home system. It has placed an open order for various commodities for use in the construction.

Commander Raijiin, head of the organisation, elaborated on the nature of the campaign.

"We need quantities of palladium, titanium and robotics, and we encourage all able and willing pilots to assist us."

"We are expecting the initiative to attract agitators, but security in the system has been increased and many of our own wings are patrolling the trade lanes, to ensure no crime goes unpunished."

The Candy Crew Guild has promised to reward pilots who deliver the requested commodities to Bella Port in the Irusan system.

The campaign begins on the 28th of September 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal:  Setting up the Candy Shop (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59cd13ab4ea9f623d036a879)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Winged Hussars Appeal
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 September 2017, 00:45:03
Community Goal: Winged Hussars Appeal

The Winged Hussars have announced plans to establish a recreational installation and a tourist beacon in the HIP 110028 system, next to a little-visited Earth-like world.

The organisation has said it hopes to attract wealthy tourists from core systems such as Sol and Achenar – people who want to relax, but who also want to experience some adventure.

The Winged Hussars are providing the materials for the new installation, but to cater to the tastes of their future clients they have asked for quantities of Lavian Brandy, Eranin Pearl Whisky, Kongga Ale, Leestian Evil Juice, Indi Bourbon and Bast Snake Gin. Pilots who deliver these intoxicants to Zander Dock in HIP 110028 system will be handsomely rewarded.

A spokesperson for the group said:

"This is a great opportunity to bring new business to one of the galaxy's border colonies. We are asking independent pilots for help, and we are prepared to offer very competitive prices for the liquors we have requested."

The campaign begins on the 28th of September 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Winged Hussars Appeal (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59cd16608a645225da32392f)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Second Aegis Initiative
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 September 2017, 00:45:03
Community Goal: Second Aegis Initiative

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

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

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

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

The campaign begins on the 28th of September and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Second Aegis Initiative (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59cd15fef030a970cb0427b7)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Further Thargoid Attacks
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 September 2017, 13:45:04
Galactic News: Further Thargoid Attacks

As Aegis' first campaign to address the Thargoid threat concludes, reports have reached the core systems of further Thargoid attacks in the Pleiades.

On this occasion, a number of Imperial and civilian ships were targeted, with the strikes taking place in HIP 17962, HR 1185, IH-V C2-5 and the Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55. The violence is believed to have resulted in a number of human fatalities.

As with the recent attack in the Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55 system, data recovered from the sites indicates that the Thargoids attacked without provocation. Although some of the ships returned fire, none succeeded in destroying or damaging the Thargoid vessels.

Professor Cora Shaw, director of the Palin Institute and an authority on xeno biology, commented on the news:

"If the Thargoids believe they have some claim to the Pleiades, then what we're seeing could be territorialism. But it's equally possible that they see humanity as an enemy, irrespective of where they encounter us. At this stage it's hard to draw any definite conclusions."
Source: Galactic News: Further Thargoid Attacks (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59cd17dcf030a91ca721e243)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Report from the Front Lines
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 September 2017, 20:45:04
Galactic News: Report from the Front Lines

Many independent pilots have already taken to their ships to test the anti-Thargoid weaponry recently developed by Aegis. Meanwhile, Aegis has assembled a team of specialists to analyse the results of these encounters and determine the new weapons' efficacy.

Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis' military liaison, said:

"The weapons are working as intended, but the Thargoid vessels are highly resilient. Even with specialised weaponry, it appears their ships can be destroyed only through collective efforts."

"We have received reports of lone pilots, and even small groups, being utterly annihilated by the Thargoids. This tragic news illustrates that although the new weapons are effective, more work must be done if we are to achieve military parity."
Source: Galactic News: Report from the Front Lines (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59cd182cf030a9030b62088d)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Further Thargoid Attacks
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 October 2017, 17:45:04
Galactic News: Further Thargoid Attacks

As Aegis' first campaign to address the Thargoid threat concludes, reports have reached the core systems of further Thargoid attacks in the Pleiades.

On this occasion, a number of Imperial and civilian ships were targeted, with the strikes taking place in HIP 17225, HR 1185, IH-V C2-5 and the Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55. The violence is believed to have resulted in a number of human fatalities.

As with the recent attack in the Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55 system, data recovered from the sites indicates that the Thargoids attacked without provocation. Although some of the ships returned fire, none succeeded in destroying or damaging the Thargoid vessels.

Professor Cora Shaw, director of the Palin Institute and an authority on xeno biology, commented on the news:

"If the Thargoids believe they have some claim to the Pleiades, then what we're seeing could be territorialism. But it's equally possible that they see humanity as an enemy, irrespective of where they encounter us. At this stage it's hard to draw any definite conclusions."
Source: Galactic News: Further Thargoid Attacks (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59cd17dcf030a91ca721e243)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Further Thargoid Attacks
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 October 2017, 00:45:03
Galactic News: Further Thargoid Attacks

As Aegis's first campaign to address the Thargoid threat concludes, reports have reached the core systems of further Thargoid attacks in the Pleiades.

On this occasion, a number of Imperial and civilian ships were targeted, with the strikes taking place in HIP 17225, HR 1185, IH-V C2-5 and the Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55. The violence is believed to have resulted in a number of human fatalities.

As with the recent attack in the Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55 system, data recovered from the sites indicates that the Thargoids attacked without provocation. Although some of the ships returned fire, none succeeded in destroying or damaging the Thargoid vessels.

Professor Cora Shaw, director of the Palin Institute and an authority on xenobiology, commented on the news:

"If the Thargoids believe they have some claim to the Pleiades, then what we're seeing could be territorialism. But it's equally possible that they see humanity as an enemy, irrespective of where they encounter us. At this stage it's hard to draw any definite conclusions."
Source: Galactic News: Further Thargoid Attacks (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59cd17dcf030a91ca721e243)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Report from the Front Lines
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 October 2017, 00:45:03
Galactic News: Report from the Front Lines

Many independent pilots have already taken to their ships to test the anti-Thargoid weaponry recently developed by Aegis. Meanwhile, Aegis has assembled a team of specialists to analyse the results of these encounters and determine the new weapons' efficacy.

Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis's military liaison, said:

"The weapons are working as intended, but the Thargoid vessels are highly resilient. Even with specialised weaponry, it appears their ships can be destroyed only through collective efforts."

"We have received reports of lone pilots, and even small groups, being utterly annihilated by the Thargoids. This tragic news illustrates that although the new weapons are effective, more work must be done if we are to achieve military parity."
Source: Galactic News: Report from the Front Lines (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59cd182cf030a9030b62088d)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 October 2017, 20:45:12
Galactic News: Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of disruptive Thargoid technology.

The following starports are on the brink of closure:

Eyharts Terminal, Carmenta

Fanning Vision, 9 Ceti

Skvortsov Orbital, 63 G. Capricorni

Trevithick Orbital, Thoth

Garcia Station, LO Pegasi

Matthews Station, Othiti

Behnisch Terminal, HR 8202

Joliot-Curie Gateway, Wailaroju

Jahn Station, Naren
Source: Galactic News: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59d3aeb92cb9b004f673a935)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Thargoids Adapting Rapidly
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 October 2017, 20:45:13
Galactic News: Thargoids Adapting Rapidly

Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis' chief military liaison, has released a statement confirming that the Thargoids have begun adapting to the weapons and tactics developed to combat them.

Admiral Tanner's statement is reprinted in full below.

"Preliminary reports indicate that although the AX missiles were inflicting significant damage on the Thargoid ships' 'heart' modules, they are now proving less effective. We believe this is due to the Thargoids developing a resistance to the compound carried by the missiles. I am optimistic, however, that the current Aegis initiative will produce weapons capable of overcoming this resistance."

"Second, we have been informed that the Thargoids are now able to lock onto ships that have deployed countermeasures, although exactly how they are doing this is not yet understood."

"Previously, Thargoid ships responded to strategic withdrawal by advancing towards the target, even when attacked with missiles. But recent reports indicate that they have started dodging such attacks, particularly when engaged at long range. Finally, the drones deployed by the Thargoid ships have become more accurate, which substantially increases the risk they present to smaller craft."

"These developments illustrate that we are dealing with a highly intelligent enemy capable of rapidly adapting to our weapons and tactics, and underscore the importance of Aegis' ongoing anti-Thargoid initiative."
Source: Galactic News: Thargoids Adapting Rapidly (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59d3b59f493e8e3727091ead)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Third Aegis Initiative
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 October 2017, 21:45:04
Community Goal: Third Aegis Initiative

Aegis has announced the third phase of its programme to counter the Thargoid threat, and is once again turning to the galactic community for the necessary Thargoid-related materials.

As the campaign began, Aegis' Head of Research, Professor Alba Tesreau, released the following statement:

"We are facing a technologically superior enemy, and it is essential that we redress the balance. But for each new device we develop, we need huge quantities of Thargoid material so we can calibrate the technology and ensure its efficacy."

The initiative has received financial support from the Wyrd Jet Power Industries, which has pledged to reimburse pilots who deliver Thargoid Cyclops tissue samples, micro controllers and explosives to Vonarburg Co-operative in the Wyrd system.

The campaign begins on the 5th of October and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Third Aegis Initiative (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59d647da03fa8609a37bb70b)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Second Aegis Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 October 2017, 21:45:04
Galactic News: Second Aegis Campaign Concludes

A spokesperson for Aegis has announced that its appeal for Thargoid-related materials has reached a successful conclusion. Hundreds of pilots took to their ships to deliver material to Chelbin Service Station, which will be used to develop new anti-Thargoid technologies.

As the campaign drew to a close, Admiral Aden Tanner released the following statement:

"Those who supported this initiative have my gratitude. With each new discovery, humanity becomes stronger. But we still have a long way to go."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Chelbin Service Station in the Wolf 397 system.
Source: Galactic News: Second Aegis Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59d6495403fa8609ac1d948d)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Growing Independence
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 October 2017, 21:45:04
Community Goal: Growing Independence

When the S'jett family was driven out of its home system by Federal-Imperial conflict, it established a new an independent faction in HIP 104292 – the Kuun-Lan.

Since then, the Kuun-Lan has gone from strength to strength. But while its new home has become a haven for miners and traders, one thing is missing: a reliable source of food. The Kuun-Lan has therefore announced plans to establish an agricultural network in HIP 104292, and is calling on the galactic community for support.

The organisation has reserved generous reimbursements for pilots who contribute atmospheric processors, crop harvesters, land enrichment systems, building fabricators, animal monitors and aquaponic systems to the initiative.

A spokesperson for the group released the following statement:

"We hope the galactic community will heed our call and help us secure our independence. If we can successfully complete this campaign, we can improve living standards for millions of people."

The campaign begins on the 5th of October 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Growing Independence (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59d648778101dd2e8c236a09)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Winged Hussars Appeal Comes to an End
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 October 2017, 04:45:05
Galactic News: Winged Hussars Appeal Comes to an End

A spokesperson for the Winged Hussars has announced that its appeal for rare liquors was enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Zander Dock, the organisation's base of operations.

A spokesperson for the Winged Hussars has issued the following statement:

"I would like to thank the galactic community for its help, and assure them that their work will bring new business opportunities to this remote region of space. The border colonies are grateful for your efforts, Commanders!"

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Zander Dock in the HIP 110028 system.
Source: Galactic News: Winged Hussars Appeal Comes to an End (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59d64918286abf42f11e4b28)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Secret Billionaires' Campaign
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 October 2017, 04:45:05
Community Goal: Secret Billionaires' Campaign

The Secret Billionaires, an organisation based in I Carinae, have reported a sharp increase in the number of criminals operating in their system. The organisation has responded with a system-wide operation designed to remove the agitators and restore order. They have placed a kill order on all ships on their wanted list, and have promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to Somerset Station.

Secret Billionaires spokesperson Commander Afterglow said:

"After one of our CFOs was pirated, the board decided that a cleanup was long overdue, and they immediately provided credit for an anti-piracy operation."

"We're therefore in a position to offer generous rewards to pilots who help us clean up the system. With the support of the galactic community, we should be able to guarantee the safety of our fellow miners and traders."

The campaign begins on the 5th of October 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Secret Billionaires' Campaign (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59d648baba3fd245ee2554fa)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Candy Crew Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 October 2017, 04:45:05
Galactic News: Candy Crew Campaign Concludes

A spokesperson for the Candy Crew Guild has announced that its appeal for palladium, titanium and robotics was enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Bella Port, the organisation's base of operations.

The Candy Crew Guild has extended its gratitude to those who supported the campaign.

"We are extremely happy to announce that our plans have succeeded. Work on the Dan Gurney Drive Yards and the Cave Johnson Memorial Science Lab has begun, and these facilities will soon be fully operational. Thank you to all those who supported this initiative."

Pilots who contributed to the campaign can now collect their rewards from Bella Port in the Irusan system.
Source: Galactic News: Candy Crew Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59d648e7ba3fd25a6a00b485)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Thargoid Threat Continues to Escalate
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 October 2017, 18:45:03
Galactic News: Thargoid Threat Continues to Escalate

Numerous sources have reported that Thargoid activity has escalated dramatically in recent days, with attacks from Thargoid Interceptor-class ships becoming increasingly common in the Pleiades Nebula. Reports confirm that Imperial, Federal and civilian ships have all been targeted. Images captured by survivors of these attacks show Thargoid ships scanning wreckage and gathering debris, including occupied escape pods.

As Aegis continues to analyse the results of these encounters, the organisation's military liaison, Aden Tanner, released the following statement:

"We are aware that the Interceptors have started capturing escape pods, although we currently have no way of knowing if this is a deliberate strategy or simply a symptom of curiosity. That is not to suggest, of course, that the Thargoids' motives are benign, as it is clear they are not."

"Furthermore, the ships we have designated 'Interceptors' have started deploying clusters of attack drones, which swarm enemy ships while the Interceptor attacks from range. This significantly enhances the risk presented by the Thargoids, and I urge all pilots operating in the Pleiades to exercise caution."

"The question is: What is the Thargoids' objective? All available resources will be directed to answering this question."
Source: Galactic News: Thargoid Threat Continues to Escalate (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59d7523d7f2d0f16da5fbf78)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Federation Withdraws from Pleiades
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 October 2017, 18:45:03
Galactic News: Federation Withdraws from Pleiades

Authorities in systems throughout the Pleiades Nebula have reported that the Federation has withdrawn its ships from the region. The development follows ongoing speculation regarding the Federal-Imperial cold war.

The Federation first deployed ships to the Pleiades over two years ago, in a move that was widely interpreted as an attempt to control the region's meta-alloys. The Empire responded by positioning several Majestic-class Interdictors in the Pleiades. A period of hostility ensued, with both superpowers engaging in a number of proxy conflicts.

The Imperial Herald's political correspondent, Daxton Sung, who has repeatedly written about the conflict, said:

"There's little doubt in my mind that the formation of Aegis served as a catalyst for this development, but the current wave of Thargoid hostility was probably the main cause. President Hudson is keenly aware that to continue to oppose the Empire, when humanity is faced with an alien threat, would do him no favours politically. So I'm not surprised by this development, although I will admit that I didn't expect the Federation to make the first move."

Neither the Federation nor the Empire has commented on the issue, but it is expected that the Empire will also withdraw its ships from the Pleiades soon.

Daxton Sung commented:

"I don't care how cynical Hudson's motives are – this is good news. And we could certainly use some right about now."
Source: Galactic News: Federation Withdraws from Pleiades (https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/59d7526d8101dd5da464f2fa)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 October 2017, 19:45:06
Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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:

Eyharts Terminal, Carmenta

Fanning Vision, 9 Ceti

Joliot-Curie Gateway, Wailaroju

Matthews Station, Othiti

Skvortsov Orbital, 63 G. Capricorni

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

Darlton Orbital, Phra Mool

Fadlan Gateway, Scylla
Source: Galactic News: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59dcecba23317c7ae27db99e)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Abandoned INRA Outpost Discovered
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 October 2017, 16:45:04
Galactic News: Abandoned INRA Outpost Discovered

A number of media feeds in the core systems have reported the discovery of an abandoned planetary outpost in the Hermitage system.

The reports, together with images captured by independent pilots, indicate that the outpost was controlled by the Intergalactic Naval Reserve Arm (INRA), a joint Federal-Imperial initiative established in the 3100s.

Very little is known about the INRA, but reports from the time assert that it was established to address Thargoid incursions into human space, and that it developed a chemical weapon designed to target Thargoid technology.

Reports that the site contains logs describing INRA research are currently being corroborated.
Source: Galactic News: Abandoned INRA Outpost Discovered (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59ddfb8df9f5e847c400744f)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Empire Pulls Out of Pleiades
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 October 2017, 16:45:04
Galactic News: Empire Pulls Out of Pleiades

In the wake of reports that the Federation has withdrawn from the Pleiades Nebula, authorities in the region have confirmed that the Empire has followed suit. The development, predicted by many, appears to signal the end of the Federal-Imperial cold war.

The inter-superpower conflict began with the deployment of a Federal fleet to the Merope system, shortly followed by the positioning of several Majestic-class Interdictors. It was evident to observers that these manoeuvres were intended to control the region's meta-alloys.

A number of proxy conflicts took place over the following months, but it quickly became clear that the superpowers were locked in a stalemate, with neither side willing to either up the ante or withdraw.

As the conflict wore on, public opinion was perhaps best expressed by The Imperial Herald's political correspondent Daxton Sung, who noted that:

"Neither the Empire nor the Federation has demonstrated it can prevent the other from extracting meta-alloys, which is supposedly what this conflict is all about. Frankly, the situation is farcical."

The catalyst for the Federal withdrawal appears to have been the rising Thargoid threat, coupled with creation of the tri-superpower organisation Aegis.

Neither the Empire nor the Federation has commented on the withdrawal of its fleets.
Source: Galactic News: Empire Pulls Out of Pleiades (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59ddfbc6122be924b4645a7d)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Fourth Aegis Initiative
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 October 2017, 20:45:03
Community Goal: Fourth Aegis Initiative

Aegis's campaign to counter the rising Thargoid threat has entered its fourth phase. Once again, the tri-superpower organisation has secured financial support from a corporate partner, which has placed an open order for various commodities.

As the campaign began, The Federal Times spoke to Elvira Martuuk, one of many independent engineers contracted by Aegis, who is overseeing this stage of the campaign. Martuuk said:

"The Thargoids' ability to disable our ships is one of their most formidable weapons. For the past few weeks I've been working on a device that I hope will protect human vessels from the Thargoids' immobilising field."

The Khun Independent Governance has promised to reward pilots who deliver Thargoid Cyclops Tissue Samples, Coltan and Beryllium to Cremona Prospect in the Khun system.

The campaign begins on the 12th of October 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Fourth Aegis Initiative (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59df87195b858d077d52858b)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Secret Billionaires' Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 October 2017, 20:45:03
Galactic News: Secret Billionaires' Campaign Concludes

The Secret Billionaires have announced that their campaign to clear the I Carinae 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.

Commander Ranger-One, a member of the Secret Billionaires, issued the following statement:

"We would like to thank the galactic community for cleaning up our system. The people of I Carinae can now look forward to a period of peace and stability."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Somerset Station in the I Carinae system.
Source: Galactic News: Secret Billionaires' Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59df84eb30484d0ceb60fd3d)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Third Aegis Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 October 2017, 20:45:03
Galactic News: Third Aegis Campaign Concludes

Aegis has announced that the third phase of its campaign has received the enthusiastic support of the galactic community. Huge quantities of material were delivered to Vonarburg Co-operative over the past week, which will be used to develop new anti-Thargoid technologies.

As the campaign drew to a close, Aegis's Head of Research, Professor Alba Tesreau, released the following statement:

"I would like to extend my gratitude to all those who supported this initiative. The materials you delivered are already on their way to our engineering contractor, and the resultant device should be available soon."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Vonarburg Co-operative in the Wyrd system.
Source: Galactic News: Third Aegis Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59df83cd4a28b447ad01f965)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Kuun-Lan Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 October 2017, 02:45:05
Galactic News: Kuun-Lan Campaign Concludes

A spokesperson for the Kuun-Lan has announced that its appeal for commodities was enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Lomonosov City, the organisation's base of operations.

A spokesperson for the group released the following statement:

"We are overjoyed that the galactic community has rallied to our cause, and we are immensely grateful to all those who participated."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Lomonosov City in the HIP 104292 system.
Source: Galactic News: Kuun-Lan Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59df85b530484d0cbf06d019)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Remembrance Week
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 October 2017, 02:45:05
Community Goal: Remembrance Week

Last year, a commemorative event was held for the late entrepreneur Walter Waldo in the Gyvatices system. Not only was the memorial a success, it became an event of collective remembrance, as pilots from across the galaxy convened to honour people and events of personal significance.

Following the event's popularity, the Labour Union of Kauruk has announced the first annual Remembrance Week. The event will give the public an opportunity to remember absent friends and departed loved ones.

As preparations begin, the organisation has placed an open order for a range of commodities and materials, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Moore Terminal in the Kauruk system.

A spokesperson for the organisation released the following statement:

"Most of us have something we want to honour, celebrate, or remember. This event will give the galactic community a chance to do just that, in an atmosphere of mutual support."

"I believe this is something the galaxy needs – now more than ever."

The campaign begins on 12th of October 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Remembrance Week (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59df882d30f3c36bae5657e2)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Thargoids Continuing to Adapt
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 October 2017, 02:45:05
Galactic News: Thargoids Continuing to Adapt

Fresh reports from the Pleiades have yielded further insights into the Thargoids' tactics.

An Aegis spokesperson summarised the latest intelligence:

"Our initial encounters with the Thargoids indicated a certain lack of strategic awareness on their part, but they have clearly been watching, and learning. The latest reports indicate that they're already operating more tactically, suggesting that their earlier lack of insight was due to unfamiliarity with our ships and weapons."

"As noted before, we clearly are dealing with a highly responsive enemy, and we underestimate them at our peril."
Source: Galactic News: Thargoids Continuing to Adapt (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59df892030484d21ea3c3ec5)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Speculation over Thargoid Ship
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 October 2017, 22:45:04
Galactic News: Speculation over Thargoid Ship

Some of the galaxy's leading Thargoid experts have been discussing the discovery of a new alien ship in the HIP 17125 system.

Images of the crashed vessel reveal that it is structurally distinct from the Thargoid Interceptor, while sharing many superficial similarities. The ship has been classified as a 'Thargoid Scout' by the Pilots Federation for the purposes of identification and differentiation.

Discussing the discovery on the 'Galaxy Now' programme, Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis's chief military liaison, said:

"There are clear similarities between this ship and the Interceptor, both of which appear to be made from a quasi-organic material. It would be logical to extrapolate from the ship's profile that it would be faster and perhaps more manoeuvrable than the Interceptor, but I'd be reluctant to speculate further."

Speaking on the same programme, Professor Alba Tesreau, also of Aegis, commented:

"Recent analysis of the Thargoid shipwreck in the Pleiades Sector AB-W B2-4 system indicates that it is a little over 100 years old, despite being extremely similar, if not identical, to the currently active Thargoid Interceptor. This suggests that Thargoid ship design does not change particularly rapidly, and also that the shipwreck in HIP 17125 could be equally old."
Source: Galactic News: Speculation over Thargoid Ship (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59e0c4b16fc1d540d8703341)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Thargoids Continuing to Adapt
Post by: RSSFeeder on 16 October 2017, 18:45:02
Galactic News: Thargoids Continuing to Adapt

Fresh reports from the Pleiades have yielded further insights into the Thargoids' tactics.

An Aegis spokesperson summarised the latest intelligence:

"Our initial encounters with the Thargoids indicated a certain lack of strategic awareness on their part, but they have clearly been watching, and learning. The latest reports indicate that they're already operating more tactically, suggesting that their earlier lack of insight was due to unfamiliarity with our ships and weapons."

"As noted before, we are clearly dealing with a highly responsive enemy, and we underestimate them at our peril."
Source: Galactic News: Thargoids Continuing to Adapt (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59df892030484d21ea3c3ec5)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 17 October 2017, 21:45:03
Galactic News: Starport Status Update

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:

Fadlan Gateway, Scylla

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

Ackerman Market, Eravate
Source: Galactic News: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59e6221f23c9962eb13f8412)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 18 October 2017, 11:45:02
Galactic News: Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Fadlan Gateway, Scylla

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

Ackerman Market, Eravate
Source: Galactic News: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59e6221f23c9962eb13f8412)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Further INRA Bases Discovered
Post by: RSSFeeder on 18 October 2017, 17:45:03
Galactic News: Further INRA Bases Discovered

Further abandoned Intergalactic Naval Reserve Arm outposts have been discovered in systems throughout the core.

Records from the sites have shed additional light on the INRA's activities, and indicate that the mycoid fungus, which was instrumental in countering the Thargoid incursions of the 3100s, was an unplanned by-product of the organisation's research.

The records also indicate that the INRA tested the mycoid on living Thargoid specimens – a revelation that has already prompted censure from ethical groups.

The following text is taken directly from one of the INRA logs:

"I know there are some who will condemn me for my part in this project. Let them. I harbour no remorse. The Thargoids understand only one thing: destruction. They will not stop until every last one of us has been reduced to dust. We have created a weapon that can prevent such a catastrophe. We have a moral obligation to use it."

Others employed by the organisation, including the researcher whose work led to the development of the mycoid, took a different view:

"To the public, the INRA is a symbol of all that is possible when superpowers set aside their differences and work together. Well, it might have started off like that, but it's something very different now. Progress at any cost, might makes right – all our worst impulses channelled into an unaccountable organisation focused solely on making bigger and more powerful weapons."

Response to the accounts has been mixed. Some commentators have suggested that the INRA's actions were unethical, while others have opined that it took appropriate measures to defend humanity.

Nestor Cartesius, an Imperial Senator, said:

"It is true that the INRA operated covertly, but there is nothing in the organisation's past of which we need feel ashamed, and I see no reason for its work to remain secret. The INRA achieved the objectives it was created to fulfil – very successfully, I might add. The pertinent question is if its work can be of value to us now, in the wake of the Thargoids' return."
Source: Galactic News: Further INRA Bases Discovered (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59e723ce8d602d41747ba39c)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Conflict in Colonia
Post by: RSSFeeder on 19 October 2017, 20:45:02
Community Goal: Conflict in Colonia

Since it was founded in July 3302, the Colonia community has become a bastion of peace, seen by many as an island of calm in a sea of conflict.

But the region is not impervious to occasional outbreaks of violence, and as Colonia's population grows, such outbreaks look likely to become more frequent.

The latest such incident involves The Nameless, a criminal faction based in the Carcosa system, which has started attacking ships in Colonia. In an effort to restore order, the Colonia Council has issued a call to aid, pledging to reward pilots who help reduce the criminals' numbers. The Nameless has responded in kind, promising generous incentives to those who help fight the Colonia Council's peacekeepers.

Both factions have set out week-long operations to achieve their aims, which will begin on the 19th of October 3303.
Source: Community Goal: Conflict in Colonia (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59e8c96b1736147fe77fd437)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Fourth Aegis Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 19 October 2017, 20:45:03
Galactic News: Fourth Aegis Campaign Concludes

The fourth phase of Aegis' campaign to counter the Thargoid threat has come to an end. Hundreds of independent pilots supported the initiative by taking to their ships to deliver commodities to Cremona Prospect. The materials will be used to test and mass-produce a shutdown-field neutraliser, developed by engineer Elvira Martuuk, which will counter the Thargoids' ability to disable human spacecraft.

Martuuk released a brief statement to the media:

"I want to thank those who hauled stuff out to Cremona Prospect. I just hope the tech I've developed will make a difference to the Commanders on the front lines."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Cremona Prospect in the Khun system.

Source: Galactic News: Fourth Aegis Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59e8ca3c4cd0ff240329afd1)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Remembrance Campaign Comes to an End
Post by: RSSFeeder on 19 October 2017, 20:45:03
Galactic News: Remembrance Campaign Comes to an End

A spokesperson for the Labour Union of Kauruk has announced that the organisation's Remembrance Week has been resoundingly endorsed by the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots flocked to Moore Terminal over the past week, taking the opportunity to pay their respects to departed friends and loved ones.

As the campaign drew to a close, the spokesperson released a brief statement:

"We would like to thank all those who supported this initiative. We hope it gave you an opportunity not only to celebrate absent friends and family, but also to form new bonds with other members of the galactic community."

Pilots who contributed to the campaign can now collect their rewards from Moore Terminal in the Kauruk system.
Source: Galactic News: Remembrance Campaign Comes to an End (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59e8cb444cd0ff4efd555f87)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Aegis Expanding
Post by: RSSFeeder on 20 October 2017, 15:45:04
Galactic News: Aegis Expanding

Following news that the Empire and Federation have withdrawn from the Pleiades Nebula, contractors in the core systems have reported that Aegis is poised to establish a number of outposts in the region.

The reports indicate that Aegis intends to establish more than twenty orbital outposts in the coming months, to support its ongoing research and defence initiative. Two of these outposts have already been built, and construction of a third is expected to begin soon.

Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis's chief military liaison, commented briefly on the news:

"In my view it is imperative that Aegis has a consolidated presence in the Pleiades, close to the centre of Thargoid activity. Fortunately our backers in the Alliance, Empire and Federation agree with me."
Source: Galactic News: Aegis Expanding (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59e9c5814cd0ff2fd509dce8)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Halsey Comments on End of Cold War
Post by: RSSFeeder on 20 October 2017, 15:45:05
Galactic News: Halsey Comments on End of Cold War

With the news that the Empire has withdrawn its fleets from the Pleiades Nebula, apparently signalling the end of the Federal-Imperial cold war, former Federal president Jasmina Halsey has commented on the cessation of hostilities.

Addressing a large crowd in Nerah City on Argent's Claim, Halsey said:

"Like many of you, I rejoiced when I heard the Federation had recalled its ships. But my jubilation was undercut by the knowledge that our protests and entreaties had failed to move a single Federal or Imperial vessel. Were it not for the emergence of a greater potential threat, the Empire and Federation might still be installed in the Pleiades, squabbling over barnacles. And while the impact of the conflict could have been far greater, it was still far from a bloodless war."

"I would like to believe that the Federation and Empire have learned from this experience, but I suspect they have not. But I promise you that I will continue to help those affected by such conflicts, for as long as I am able."
Source: Galactic News: Halsey Comments on End of Cold War (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59e9be8da572884a116ec3cb)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Analysis from the Galaxy's Most Powerful
Post by: RSSFeeder on 20 October 2017, 15:45:05
Galactic News: Analysis from the Galaxy's Most Powerful

A number of the galaxy's most powerful figures have commented on the current galactic landscape, addressing issues such as the return of Thargoids and the recent discovery of outposts formerly occupied by the Intergalactic Naval Reserve Arm.

At a society event in the Cubeo system, Princess Aisling Duval said:

"I read the INRA records, and frankly I was sickened. How could they treat living creatures that way? I've heard of governments inventing threats to support their military programmes. Maybe that's what the INRA was. A smokescreen."

Duval was ushered away from reporters by her publicist before she could say any more.

Senator Denton Patreus, who has spent little time in the public eye since his defeat of the insurgent organisation Emperor's Dawn, made the following statement on the 'Galaxy Now' programme:

"I have reviewed much of the available intelligence on the Thargoids, and it is clear that we are facing a formidable threat. Granted, we do not know the reasons for their hostility, but in my experience such details are rarely important – what's important is knowing where and when to strike."

"The formation of Aegis is in my view a sound strategy, and represents a sensible response to this threat. Furthermore, I know Aden Tanner well, and I wholeheartedly believe he is the right man to be guiding Aegis's military strategy."

Li Yong-Rui, CEO of the Sirius Corporation, also offered an appraisal of the situation:

"If there's one thing these INRA logs make plain it's that humanity is capable of defeating the Thargoids, especially when we work together. And remember, most of the galaxy is functioning exactly as it always has, despite the presence of these alien aggressors. So let's maintain some perspective, shall we?"
Source: Galactic News: Analysis from the Galaxy's Most Powerful (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59e9bee2a5728859062c30cb)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Conflict in Colonia Ends
Post by: RSSFeeder on 26 October 2017, 20:45:05
Galactic News: Conflict in Colonia Ends

Authorities in the Colonia system have confirmed that the conflict between The Nameless and the peacekeepers of the Colonia Council has come to an end.

Both factions received support from the galactic community, but ultimately there could only be one victor – the Colonia Council.

Pilots who participated in the conflict can now collect their rewards from Jaques Station in the Colonia system.
Source: Galactic News: Conflict in Colonia Ends (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59f1f89a6cc94804677aff60)


Title: ED: Community Goal: The Hallowed Chapter of LHS 2094's Apple-Bobbing Blowout
Post by: RSSFeeder on 26 October 2017, 20:45:05
Community Goal: The Hallowed Chapter of LHS 2094's Apple-Bobbing Blowout

While Halloween is widely thought to have its roots in harvest festivals from Earth's ancient past, in the modern era it is largely seen as an opportunity to unwind and share a drink with friends.

This year, the galaxy's biggest Halloween party is taking place in the LHS 2094 system under the auspices of the Hallowed Chapter of LHS 2094. A range of traditional activities has been planned, including a game known as apple bobbing, although purists have been quick to point out that, "suspending oneself upside down in a vat of Leestian Evil Juice is most definitely not apple bobbing".

To ensure the event is a success, the Hallowed Chapter of LHS 2094 has placed an open order for a range of commodities, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these goods to Patterson Vision in the LHS 2094 system.

A spokesperson for the Hallowed Chapter of LHS 2094 elaborated on the nature of the event:

"There's a risk the festivities could be overshadowed by this whole Thargoid thing, but just because there are hostile aliens in Maia doesn't mean we can't have fun. I mean, the Thargoids are all the way out there...and the party is happening right here!"

The campaign begins on the 26th of October 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: The Hallowed Chapter of LHS 2094's Apple-Bobbing Blowout (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59f1f7c33e31ec4c551f80d0)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Analysis from the Galaxy's Most Powerful
Post by: RSSFeeder on 27 October 2017, 17:45:03
Galactic News: Analysis from the Galaxy's Most Powerful

A number of the galaxy's most powerful figures have commented on the current galactic landscape, addressing issues such as the return of Thargoids and the recent discovery of outposts formerly occupied by the Intergalactic Naval Reserve Arm.

At a society event in the Cubeo system, Princess Aisling Duval said:

"I read the INRA records, and frankly I was sickened. How could they treat living creatures that way? I've heard of governments inventing threats to support their military programmes. Maybe that's what the INRA was. A smokescreen."

Duval was ushered away from reporters by her publicist before she could say any more.

Senator Denton Patreus, who has spent little time in the public eye since his defeat of the insurgent organisation Emperor's Dawn, made the following statement on the 'Galaxy Now' programme:

"I have reviewed much of the available intelligence on the Thargoids, and it is clear that we are facing a formidable threat. Granted, we do not know the reasons for their hostility, but in my experience such details are rarely important – what's important is knowing where and when to strike."

"The formation of Aegis is in my view a sound strategy, and represents a sensible response to this threat. Furthermore, I know Aden Tanner well, and I wholeheartedly believe he is the right man to be guiding Aegis's military strategy."

Li Yong-Rui, CEO of the Sirius Corporation, also offered an appraisal of the situation:

"If there's one thing these INRA logs make plain, it's that humanity is capable of defeating the Thargoids, especially when we work together. And remember, most of the galaxy is functioning exactly as it always has, despite the presence of these alien aggressors. So let's maintain some perspective, shall we?"
Source: Galactic News: Analysis from the Galaxy's Most Powerful (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59f30daa02a8af63f9198ee6)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Capital Ships Vulnerable to Thargoid Attack
Post by: RSSFeeder on 28 October 2017, 00:45:02
Galactic News: Capital Ships Vulnerable to Thargoid Attack

Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis's chief military liaison, has addressed reports of capital ships being destroyed by the Thargoids.

"Although the shutdown field neutraliser developed by Aegis is capable of protecting small ships, we have encountered difficulties adapting the technology to larger spacecraft. Furthermore, the fact that Thargoids tend to target larger vessels with multiple shutdown beams simultaneously makes the task of protecting them more difficult."

"The fact that capital-class ships are more vulnerable to Thargoid attack means they are an ineffective way of protecting outposts, planets and shipping lanes. Consequently, for the present, the deployment of capital ships is not considered an effective defence strategy."
Source: Galactic News: Capital Ships Vulnerable to Thargoid Attack (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59f30dd4826c1776ca623242)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Rescue Operation in the Pleiades
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 November 2017, 18:45:04
Community Goal: Rescue Operation in the Pleiades

Cooper Research Associates have launched a rescue operation to recover personal effects, data and people from Thargoid attack sites in the Pleiades Nebula.

The organisation has promised to reward pilots who deliver occupied escape pods, damaged escape pods, black boxes and personal effects to the search-and-rescue contact at The Oracle in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55 system.

A spokesperson for Cooper Research Associates released a brief statement:

"Eyewitnesses have reported that Thargoid vessels are taking occupied escape pods from ships they have attacked. It is therefore essential that we recover any and all individuals from these attack sites before they can be similarly abducted."

The operation begins on the 2nd of November 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Rescue Operation in the Pleiades (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59fb51f4adf3397051674b5d)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Halloween Appeal Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 November 2017, 18:45:04
Galactic News: Halloween Appeal Concludes

A spokesperson for the Hallowed Chapter of LHS 2094 has announced that its appeal for commodities has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots took to their ships to deliver goods to the LHS 2094 system for an opulent Halloween party, and to protect those ferrying commodities to Patterson Vision.

As the campaign drew to a close, a spokesperson for the Hallowed Chapter of LHS 2094 released the following statement:

"This is going to be one of the greatest Halloween parties of all time! Who cares if the Thargoids kill us all – at least we'll go out with a bang. And we won't have to live with the hangover!"

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Patterson Vision in the LHS 2094 system.
Source: Galactic News: Halloween Appeal Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59fb5270f0a1b4341b2ef9b7)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Operation Andronicus
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 November 2017, 18:45:04
Community Goal: Operation Andronicus

With Thargoid attacks becoming a regular occurrence in the Pleiades Nebula, Aegis has leveraged its considerable reserves to fund a military operation in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55. The initiative, dubbed 'Operation Andronicus', has been expressly conceived to counter Thargoid aggression in the region.

Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis's chief military liaison, elaborated on the nature of the initiative:

"Personal-scale craft are particularly effective against Thargoid vessels, not least because of the comparative vulnerability of capital-class ships. I therefore believe the most effective way to address the Thargoid threat – in the short term at least – is a militia of seasoned combat pilots. Aegis has agreed to finance this initiative, which will aim to deliver a strategic blow to the Thargoids in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55."

Aegis Research has confirmed that it will reward pilots who hand in Pilots Federation Combat Bonds at The Oracle in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55.

The operation begins on the 2nd of November 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Operation Andronicus (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59fb5178adf339781710741f)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Operation Andronicus Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 November 2017, 19:45:04
Galactic News: Operation Andronicus Concludes

Admiral Aden Tanner has confirmed that Operation Andronicus has reached a successful conclusion. Hundreds of pilots supported the initiative by taking to their ships to deliver a strategic blow to the Thargoids in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55.

As the campaign drew to a close, Admiral Aden Tanner released a statement:

"The operation's success proves that small ships, when piloted by seasoned Commanders, are our best hope of addressing the Thargoid threat, at least for the present. Every pilot who took part in this initiative has my sincere gratitude."

Pilots who participated in the conflict can now collect their rewards from The Oracle in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55 system.
Source: Galactic News: Operation Andronicus Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a04628c7c8ea44d3104a3d2)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Feeding California
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 November 2017, 19:45:04
Community Goal: Feeding California

The Spinward Marches Alliance Concern has announced plans to establish an agricultural facility in the Synuefai LX-R d5-28 system, with the aim of supporting the Alliance and Turner Research Group outposts in the California Nebula.

To support this goal, the organisation has asked the galactic community to deliver terrain enrichment systems, crop harvesters and auto fabricators to Hansford's Landing in the BD+22 4939 system. Commanders who support the campaign will be generously compensated.

Saool Aledon, a senior operative in the Spinward Marches, released the following statement:

"We are well aware of the challenges involved in supporting outposts far from the core systems. We want to leverage our expertise to support the Alliance's operations in the California Nebula, and we hope we have the support of the galactic community."

The campaign begins on the 9th of November 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Feeding California (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a046156cd1bcd605d084ddc)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Wolves of Jonai Appeal
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 November 2017, 19:45:04
Community Goal: Wolves of Jonai Appeal

The Central Command of the Wolves of Jonai has announced plans to expand its presence in HR 7047 by constructing a new asteroid base among the rings of HR 7047 2 C. But with a lack of reliable supply lines into the system, the Wolves are relying on the galactic community for help in amassing the necessary materials.

The Jonai Merchant's Guild has been authorised to oversee the appeal, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver titanium, beryllium, explosives, aluminium and palladium to Grant Dock in the HR 7047 system. The Wolves of Jonai have also placed a kill order on all ships on their wanted list, to ensure that those delivering commodities can do so safely.

The campaign begins on the 9th of November 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Wolves of Jonai Appeal (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a0462177c8ea45aa918a74e)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Pleiades Rescue Operation Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 November 2017, 02:45:04
Galactic News: Pleiades Rescue Operation Concludes

Cooper Research Associates have announced that their rescue operation has reached a successful conclusion. Hundreds of independent pilots supported the campaign, taking to their ships to recover people and personal effects from Thargoid attack sites. Many of those rescued are now recovering at The Oracle.

Cooper Research Associates have extended their gratitude to those who supported the campaign.

Pilots who contributed to the operation can now collect their rewards from The Oracle in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55 system.
Source: Galactic News: Pleiades Rescue Operation Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a046323cd1bcd187d490e8e)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Black Fleet Takes Control of Tiliala
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 November 2017, 16:45:03
Galactic News: Black Fleet Takes Control of Tiliala

The GalNet News Agency has learned that the Black Fleet, an independent organisation formerly based in Varpet, has become the dominant faction in the Tiliala system.

The news is significant because access to the system – which was previously controlled by the Conservatives of Tiliala – is dependent on the possession of a permit.

It is understood that the right to grant access to the system is now shared by both the Black Fleet and the Conservatives of Tiliala.

Lanquo Parkes, an expert in territorial disputes, offered the following assessment:

"This is a highly unusual situation, but the Black Fleet expended considerable effort to take control of Tiliala, and it is only right that it be able to control access to the system. The Conservatives of Tiliala have retained the right to issue permits, but they now have only a marginal presence in Tiliala, having relocated to a Wells-class Carrier in nearby Akandinigua."

The Conservatives have secured the support of various corporate and political partners to ensure their new asset does not fall into enemy hands. One of these partners, who elected to remain anonymous, said:

"We do not want to see our friends suffer any further losses. We have therefore taken steps to ensure their new home, Tiliala's Lament, cannot be taken from them."
Source: Galactic News: Black Fleet Takes Control of Tiliala (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a057eceda59a26bc40b9828)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Taipan AX1 Announced
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 November 2017, 16:45:03
Galactic News: Taipan AX1 Announced

A spokesperson for Faulcon DeLacy has announced that the manufacturer has teamed up with Aegis to produce a new version of its popular fighter, the Taipan. The spokesperson confirmed that the development was a direct response to the rising Thargoid threat.

Barr Winters, a Faulcon DeLacy engineer who worked on the new Taipan, elaborated on the ship's specifications:

"The new Taipan has been equipped with two AX multi-cannons, replacing the default utility mount and small hardpoints. These cannons are slightly punchier than standard, which we hope will make the ship particularly effective against Thargoid vessels."

The new Taipan, which will be known as the AX1, is not to be confused with the existing Aegis Taipan variant. The ship will be available from the 13th of November 3303.
Source: Galactic News: Taipan AX1 Announced (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a057f22c8c34a38df430e10)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Message Found in Celaeno
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 November 2017, 18:45:07
Galactic News: Message Found in Celaeno

A number of news feeds have reported the discovery of an intriguing message in the Celaeno system. The message, which was recovered from a listening post, apparently contains an emergency broadcast from the Aida, a Hogan-class cargo vessel.

The precise nature of the message has not been confirmed, and it is not known if security forces in Celaeno have investigated the issue.
Source: Galactic News: Message Found in Celaeno (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a099049f6082b67a21e49b2)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Previously Unseen Thargoid Ships in Electra
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 November 2017, 11:45:05
Galactic News: Previously Unseen Thargoid Ships in Electra

Recent reports indicate that a new kind of Thargoid vessel has been encountered in the Electra system. The previously unseen ships were encountered by independent pilots investigating the wreckage of the Aida, a Hogan-class cargo vessel that was apparently attacked by Thargoids.

The Thargoid ship has been classified as a 'Basilisk' Interceptor by the Pilots Federation.

System security forces in Electra offered the following assessment:

"The Basilisk hits harder than the Cyclops, and it's tougher too. It also deploys a denser swarm of Thargons. Interestingly, all the Basilisks we've encountered are heavily scarred, almost as if they've been around longer, taken more punishment."

Authorities in Electra have warned those living in the system to exercise extreme caution, and not to engage Thargoid ships under any circumstances.
Source: Galactic News: Previously Unseen Thargoid Ships in Electra (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a0c1121b9e40e708759f664)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Lunch in Leesti
Post by: RSSFeeder on 16 November 2017, 22:45:02
Community Goal: Lunch in Leesti

Food lovers from across the galaxy will converge on George Lucas Station in the Leesti system this week in anticipation of a one-of-a-kind gastronomic festival.

'Lunch in Leesti' is a week-long celebration of Leesti's finest restaurants and wineries, offering attendees a chance to sample food prepared by the Master Chefs of Noti.

In addition to enjoying various regional dishes, guests will have an opportunity to sample a range of intergalactic delicacies, imported at great expense by the event organisers, Independent Leesti for Equality. The organisation has placed an open order for Aepyornis Eggs, Ceti Rabbits, Tanmark Tranquil Tea, Tarach Spice and Utgaroar Millennial Eggs, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these rare commodities to George Lucas Station in Leesti.

Aide Elias Hampton, a spokesperson for Independent Leesti for Equality, announced:

"Independent Leesti for Equality is proud to sponsor this year's Leesti food festival, and will gladly reimburse pilots who supply us with the requested goods."

The campaign begins on the 16th of November 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Lunch in Leesti (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a0da93cc35f786a62343029)


Title: ED: Galactic News: California Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 16 November 2017, 22:45:02
Galactic News: California Campaign Concludes

Civility Marks, the Chief Security Officer for the Spinward Marches Alliance Concern, has announced that the organisation's campaign to establish an agricultural facility in the Synuefai LX-R d5-28 system has reached a successful conclusion, thanks to support from the space-faring community. Construction of the facility is expected to begin within the next few weeks.

The Spinward Marches Alliance Concern has extended its gratitude to those who supported the initiative, and invited them to try Morrina or Badfort Tea when returning to Hansford's Landing.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Hansford's Landing in the BD+22 4939 system.
Source: Galactic News: California Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a0daa20fe8db84ebd520cfe)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Breakfast at Tranquillity
Post by: RSSFeeder on 16 November 2017, 22:45:02
Community Goal: Breakfast at Tranquillity

The people of the Leesti system are not the only ones celebrating this week. The Guardians of Tranquillity have announced plans to host a food festival in the Tarach Tor system, prompting criticism from Independent Leesti for Equality, which is coordinating a similar event in Leesti. The Guardians of Tranquillity have strenuously denied that the event is an attempt to upstage Independent Leesti for Equality.

Guardians of Tranquillity spokesperson General Hunter O'Brien released the following statement:

"The 'Breakfast at Tranquillity' food festival will showcase the very best regional cuisine, together with libations from Tarach Tor's many fine vineyards and breweries. In addition to these delicacies, we are hoping to be able to offer foods from the Lave sector of space, and have placed an open order for various rare goods."

In support of the event, the Guardians of Tranquillity have promised to reward pilots who deliver Azure Milk, Diso Ma Corn, Lavian Brandy, Uszaian Tree Grubs and Orrerian Vicious Brew to the Tranquillity starport in the Tarach Tor system.

The campaign begins on the 16th of November 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Breakfast at Tranquillity (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a0da98d9e22e96b7063a106)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Wolves of Jonai Appeal Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 17 November 2017, 05:45:04
Galactic News: Wolves of Jonai Appeal Concludes

The Central Command of the Wolves of Jonai has announced that its campaign to build an asteroid base among the rings of HR 7047 2 C has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots supported the campaign by delivering construction materials to Grant Dock, and by eliminating agitators in the HR 7047 system.

A spokesperson for the Wolves of Jonai released the following statement:

"Thanks to the Commanders who contributed materials to the Wolves of Jonai, the construction of our new asteroid base is now assured. Central Command extends its thanks to the pilots involved."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Grant Dock in the HR 7047 system.
Source: Galactic News: Wolves of Jonai Appeal Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a0da9fa42d4b524057ea15d)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Galactic Authorities Call for Calm
Post by: RSSFeeder on 17 November 2017, 12:45:04
Galactic News: Galactic Authorities Call for Calm

As reports of Thargoid attacks continue to pour in, the galaxy's leaders have issued statements urging the public to remain calm.

In a missive released to a number of news feeds, Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval said:

"It is true that the Thargoids represent a pertinent threat, but it is important that we understand the scale of this threat. At present, they are active only in the Pleiades Nebula, and there is no reason to believe they will spread beyond this area. Indeed, it is entirely possible that they lack the numbers to do so."

Federal President Zachary Hudson adopted a similar stance, while making an allusion to Federal-Imperial solidarity:

"They haven't set foot outside the Pleiades, and if they do, we have the means to deal with them. With the Federation and the Empire working together, there is no enemy we cannot overcome. The galactic community has nothing to fear."

But the buoyancy of these statements was undercut by Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis's chief military liaison, who offered the following assessment to The Federal Times:

"We have no intelligence regarding the Thargoids' long-term plans, and it would be premature – if not irresponsible – to assert that they will remain in the Pleiades. I can assure you however that this is a matter Aegis is actively investigating."
Source: Galactic News: Galactic Authorities Call for Calm (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a0eba46528d3924954cf324)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Galactic Authorities Call for Calm
Post by: RSSFeeder on 20 November 2017, 21:45:03
Galactic News: Galactic Authorities Call for Calm

As reports continue to pour in of Thargoid attacks, the galaxy's leaders have issued statements urging the public to remain calm.

In a missive released to a number of news feeds, Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval said:

"It is true that the Thargoids represent a pertinent threat, but it is important that we understand the scale of this threat. At present, they are active only in the Pleiades Nebula, and there is no reason to believe they will spread beyond this area. Indeed, it is entirely possible that they lack the numbers to do so."

Federation President Zachary Hudson adopted a similar stance, while making an allusion to Federal-Imperial solidarity:

"They haven't set foot outside the Pleiades, and if they do, we have the means to deal with them. With the Federation and the Empire working together, there is no enemy we cannot overcome. The galactic community has nothing to fear."

But the buoyancy of these statements was undercut by Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis's chief military liaison, who offered the following assessment to The Federal Times:

"We have no intelligence regarding the Thargoids' long-term plans, and it would be premature – if not irresponsible – to assert that they will remain in the Pleiades. I can assure you, however, that this is a matter Aegis is actively investigating."
Source: Galactic News: Galactic Authorities Call for Calm (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a0eba46528d3924954cf324)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 21 November 2017, 18:45:04
Galactic News: Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Reiter City, Oppi

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

Maupertuis Dock, Zhao

Jeury Port, Regi

Rotsler Enterprise, Bogatiku

Hernandez Dock, Khwatka

White Enterprise, Piran

Waldeck Dock, Sanda

Finney Ring, Jitabos

Langford Survey, Xihe

Aachen Town, Alioth

Jones City, Akba Atacab

Virtanen Gateway, Palaemon

Lemmy's Rock, HIP 96456

Hauck Dock, Theta Sculptoris
Source: Galactic News: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a145dc3a065d5442c5e68d6)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Fifth Aegis Initiative
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 November 2017, 17:45:06
Community Goal: Fifth Aegis Initiative

Aegis has announced a second military strike on a Thargoid-occupied system, following the success of Operation Andronicus. The operation will focus on Electra, where high concentrations of Thargoid vessels have been reported.

Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis's chief military liaison, elaborated on the nature of the operation:

"We have two primary objectives: To reduce the number of Thargoid vessels operating in Electra, and to gather Thargoid material with which to test and calibrate our anti-Thargoid technologies."

Aegis Research has promised to reward pilots who hand in Pilots Federation Combat Bonds at Cavaleiri in the Electra system.

The campaigns begin on the 23rd of November and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Fifth Aegis Initiative (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a16e672c94f8e30847602ba)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Culinary Appeal Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 November 2017, 17:45:06
Galactic News: Culinary Appeal Concludes

Independent Leesti for Equality has announced that its appeal for rare food and drink has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to George Lucas Station, the organisation's base of operations.

Elias Hampton, a spokesperson for Independent Leesti for Equality, said:

"Thanks to those who responded to our appeal, Lunch in Leesti looks set to be a resounding success. We would like to thank the many intrepid pilots who supplied us with rare foods from distant systems."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from George Lucas Station in the Leesti system.
Source: Galactic News: Culinary Appeal Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a16e877c94f8e51366a6109)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Guardians of Tranquility Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 November 2017, 17:45:06
Galactic News: Guardians of Tranquility Campaign Concludes

A spokesperson for the Guardians of Tranquility has announced that its appeal for rare food and drink has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Tranquility, the organisation's base of operations.

In a brief statement, Guardians of Tranquility spokesperson General Hunter O'Brien said:

"The Guardians of Tranquility are delighted with the success of this campaign, and would like to thank the pilots who supported it."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Tranquility in the Tarach Tor system.
Source: Galactic News: Guardians of Tranquility Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a16e8bc6fdd53076609962b)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 November 2017, 12:45:05
Galactic News: Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Maupertuis Dock, Zhao

Jeury Port, Regi

Rotsler Enterprise, Bogatiku

Hernandez Dock, Khwatka

White Enterprise, Piran

Langford Survey, Xihe

Aachen Town, Alioth

Jones City, Akba Atacab

Virtanen Gateway, Palaemon

Lemmy's Rock, HIP 96456

Hauck Dock , Theta Sculptoris

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

Filippenko Dock, Ngulungbara

Source: Galactic News: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a1e883938891d746e4b8c43)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Fifth Aegis Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 November 2017, 15:45:04
Galactic News: Fifth Aegis Campaign Concludes

An Aegis spokesperson has confirmed that its campaign in the Electra system has come to an end. The operation was designed to reduce the number of Thargoids operating in the system, and to gather Thargoid material for Aegis's ongoing research and development programme.

The spokesperson released the following statement:

"The recovered Thargoid materials will be used to test larger versions of the AX dumbfire missile and AX Multi-Cannon, which will be made available to the galactic community soon at planetary military bases. Our thanks go to those who supported this operation."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Cavaleiri in the Electra system.

Source: Galactic News: Fifth Aegis Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a201e6ca4ade436304e092a)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Rogue Runners Appeal
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 November 2017, 15:45:04
Community Goal: Rogue Runners Appeal

The Rogue Runners, an independent group based in the Run system, have announced plans to restore and expand Leif Enterprise, an asteroid base in their home system. The organisation has expressed hope that the renovated base will become a manufacturing centre for high-end ships and modules.

Autumn Leif, the founder of Rogue Runners Co., released the following statement:

"We have always worked hard to ensure our customers have the goods they need. With demand for both ships and components rising, we need this base to be fully functional. We hope that by reinforcing the superstructure with meta-alloys, we can make the base resistant to the harmful effects of Thargoid Sensors."

In support of this goal, the organisation has placed an open order for Meta-Alloys, Platinum and Building Fabricators, promising to reward contractors who deliver these goods to Smithport in the Run system. The Rogue Runners have also placed a kill order on all ships on their wanted list, to ensure that those delivering goods to Smithport can do so safely.

The campaign begins on the 30th of November 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

Source: Community Goal: Rogue Runners Appeal (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a201ddd00562b2686654fdc)


Title: ED: Galactic News: New Aegis Initiative
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 December 2017, 11:45:05
Galactic News: New Aegis Initiative

Aegis has announced plans to dramatically expand its research division with the creation of over twenty new laboratories, situated at starports across the galaxy.

Professor Alba Tesreau, Aegis's chief scientific advisor, gave the following statement to The Imperial Herald:

"We must do everything we can to further our understanding of the Thargoids. That's why these new research centres are so important. Everything we can learn about the Thargoids' history, biology and psychology is of potential value."

"If we could understand the Thargoids – really understand them – perhaps we could broker some kind of truce. I for one have not given up on the idea of peace."

"Over the past few months, we have conducted a massive recruitment drive to secure some of the galaxy's best and brightest minds. Now it's time to find out what those minds can accomplish."

The starports involved in the initiative include:

Arc's Faith, HR 1183

Armstrong Enterprise, Bhal

Artemis Lodge, Celaeno

Asami Orbital, Pleiades Sector JC-V D2-62

Bao Landing, HIP 17497

Beaufoy Vision, Nauni

Bennington's Rest, 49 N Persei

Borrego's Vision, Pleiades Sector IH-V C2-7

Cavalieri, Electra

Cleaver Prospect, Pleiades Sector HR-W d1-57

Copernicus Observatory, Asterope

Cyllene Orbital, Atlas

Exodus Point, Hyades Sector AB-W B2-2

Gaiman Dock, 49 Arietis

Hudson Observatory, HIP 17694

Kamov Survey, HIP 17892

Kipling Orbital, Pleiades Sector KC-V C2-11

Liman Legacy, HIP 16753

Malthus Terminal, Pleiades Sector HR-W D1-41

Obsidian Orbital, Maia

Reed's Rest, Merope

Rix Depot, Pleiades Sector IH-V C2-5

The Oracle, Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55

Titan's Daughter, Taygeta

Weyn Dock, 64 Arietis

Source: Galactic News: New Aegis Initiative (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a212339e2169204573ec830)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Fifth Aegis Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 December 2017, 16:45:03
Galactic News: Fifth Aegis Campaign Concludes

An Aegis spokesperson has confirmed that its campaign in the Electra system has come to an end. The operation was designed to reduce the number of Thargoids operating in the system, and to gather Thargoid material for Aegis's ongoing research and development programme.

The spokesperson released the following statement:

"The recovered Thargoid materials will be used to test larger versions of the AX dumbfire missile and AX Multi-Cannon, which will be made available to the galactic community soon at planetary military bases. Our thanks go to those who supported this operation."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Cavaleiri in the Electra system.
Source: Galactic News: Fifth Aegis Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a201e6ca4ade436304e092a)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Rogue Runners Appeal
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 December 2017, 16:45:03
Community Goal: Rogue Runners Appeal

The Rogue Runners, an independent group based in the Run system, have announced plans to restore and expand Leif Enterprise, an asteroid base in their home system. The organisation has expressed hope that the renovated base will become a manufacturing centre for high-end ships and modules.

Autumn Leif, the founder of Rogue Runners Co., released the following statement:

"We have always worked hard to ensure our customers have the goods they need. With demand for both ships and components rising, we need this base to be fully functional. We hope that by reinforcing the superstructure with meta-alloys, we can make the base resistant to the harmful effects of Thargoid Sensors."

In support of this goal, the organisation has placed an open order for Meta-Alloys, Platinum and Building Fabricators, promising to reward contractors who deliver these goods to Smithport in the Run system. The Rogue Runners have also placed a kill order on all ships on their wanted list, to ensure that those delivering goods to Smithport can do so safely.

The campaign begins on the 30th of November 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Rogue Runners Appeal (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a201ddd00562b2686654fdc)


Title: ED: Galactic News: New Aegis Initiative
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 December 2017, 16:45:03
Galactic News: New Aegis Initiative

Aegis has announced plans to dramatically expand its research division with the creation of over twenty new laboratories, situated at starports across the galaxy.

Professor Alba Tesreau, Aegis's chief scientific advisor, gave the following statement to The Imperial Herald:

"We must do everything we can to further our understanding of the Thargoids. That's why these new research centres are so important. Everything we can learn about the Thargoids' history, biology and psychology is of potential value."

"If we could understand the Thargoids – really understand them – perhaps we could broker some kind of truce. I for one have not given up on the idea of peace."

"Over the past few months, we have conducted a massive recruitment drive to secure some of the galaxy's best and brightest minds. Now it's time to find out what those minds can accomplish."

The starports involved in the initiative include:

Arc's Faith, HR 1183

Armstrong Enterprise, Bhal

Artemis Lodge, Celaeno

Asami Orbital, Pleiades Sector JC-V D2-62

Bao Landing, HIP 17497

Beaufoy Vision, Nauni

Bennington's Rest, 49 N Persei

Borrego's Vision, Pleiades Sector IH-V C2-7

Cavalieri, Electra

Cleaver Prospect, Pleiades Sector HR-W d1-57

Copernicus Observatory, Asterope

Cyllene Orbital, Atlas

Exodus Point, Hyades Sector AB-W B2-2

Gaiman Dock, 49 Arietis

Hudson Observatory, HIP 17694

Kamov Survey, HIP 17892

Kipling Orbital, Pleiades Sector KC-V C2-11

Liman Legacy, HIP 16753

Malthus Terminal, Pleiades Sector HR-W D1-41

Obsidian Orbital, Maia

Reed's Rest, Merope

Rix Depot, Pleiades Sector IH-V C2-5

The Oracle, Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55

Titan's Daughter, Taygeta

Weyn Dock, 64 Arietis
Source: Galactic News: New Aegis Initiative (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a212339e2169204573ec830)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Fifth Aegis Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 December 2017, 23:45:04
Galactic News: Fifth Aegis Campaign Concludes

An Aegis spokesperson has confirmed that the organisation's campaign in the Electra system has come to an end. The operation was designed to reduce the number of Thargoids operating in the system, and to gather Thargoid material for Aegis's ongoing research and development programme.

The spokesperson released the following statement:

"The recovered Thargoid materials will be used to test larger versions of the AX dumbfire missile and AX Multi-Cannon, which will soon be made available to the galactic community at planetary military bases. Our thanks go to those who supported this operation."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Cavalieri in the Electra system.
Source: Galactic News: Fifth Aegis Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a201e6ca4ade436304e092a)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Rogue Runners Appeal
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 December 2017, 23:45:04
Community Goal: Rogue Runners Appeal

The Rogue Runners, an independent group based in the Run system, have announced plans to restore and expand Leif Enterprise, an asteroid base in their home system. The organisation has expressed hope that the renovated base will become a manufacturing centre for high-end ships and modules.

Autumn Leif, the founder of Rogue Runners Co., released the following statement:

"We have always worked hard to ensure that our customers have the goods they need. With demand for both ships and components rising, we need this base to be fully functional. We hope that by reinforcing the superstructure with meta-alloys, we can make the base resistant to the harmful effects of Thargoid Sensors."

In support of this goal, the organisation has placed an open order for Meta-Alloys, Platinum and Building Fabricators, promising to reward contractors who deliver these goods to Smithport in the Run system. The Rogue Runners have also placed a kill order on all ships on their wanted list, to ensure that those delivering goods to Smithport can do so safely.

The campaign begins on the 30th of November 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Rogue Runners Appeal (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a201ddd00562b2686654fdc)


Title: ED: Galactic News: New Aegis Initiative
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 December 2017, 23:45:04
Galactic News: New Aegis Initiative

Aegis has announced plans to dramatically expand its research division with the creation of over twenty new laboratories, situated at starports across the galaxy.

Professor Alba Tesreau, Aegis's chief scientific advisor, gave the following statement to The Imperial Herald:

"We must do everything we can to further our understanding of the Thargoids. That's why these new research centres are so important. Everything we can learn about the Thargoids' history, biology and psychology is of potential value."

"If we could understand the Thargoids – really understand them – perhaps we could broker some kind of truce. I, for one, have not given up on the idea of peace."

"Over the past few months, we have conducted a massive recruitment drive to secure some of the galaxy's best and brightest minds. Now it's time to find out what those minds can accomplish."

The starports involved in the initiative include:

Arc's Faith, HR 1183

Armstrong Enterprise, Bhal

Artemis Lodge, Celaeno

Asami Orbital, Pleiades Sector JC-V D2-62

Bao Landing, HIP 17497

Beaufoy Vision, Nauni

Bennington's Rest, 49 N Persei

Borrego's Vision, Pleiades Sector IH-V C2-7

Cavalieri, Electra

Cleaver Prospect, Pleiades Sector HR-W d1-57

Copernicus Observatory, Asterope

Cyllene Orbital, Atlas

Exodus Point, Hyades Sector AB-W B2-2

Gaiman Dock, 49 Arietis

Hudson Observatory, HIP 17694

Kamov Survey, HIP 17892

Kipling Orbital, Pleiades Sector KC-V C2-11

Liman Legacy, HIP 16753

Malthus Terminal, Pleiades Sector HR-W D1-41

Obsidian Orbital, Maia

Reed's Rest, Merope

Rix Depot, Pleiades Sector IH-V C2-5

The Oracle, Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55

Titan's Daughter, Taygeta

Weyn Dock, 64 Arietis
Source: Galactic News: New Aegis Initiative (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a212339e2169204573ec830)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 December 2017, 20:45:06
Galactic News: Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Jeury Port, Regi

Jones City, Akba Atacab

Filippenko Dock, Ngulungbara

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

Braun Orbital, Tengye

Kuttner's Pride, Barnard's Star
Source: Galactic News: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a26c71c18efb6236601fbf6)


Title: ED: Galactic News: New Aegis Initiative
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 December 2017, 10:45:03
Galactic News: New Aegis Initiative

Aegis has announced plans to dramatically expand its research division with the creation of over twenty new laboratories, situated at starports across the galaxy.

Professor Alba Tesreau, Aegis's chief scientific advisor, gave the following statement to The Imperial Herald:

"We must do everything we can to further our understanding of the Thargoids. That's why these new research centres are so important. Everything we can learn about the Thargoids' history, biology and psychology is of potential value."

"If we could understand the Thargoids – really understand them – perhaps we could broker some kind of truce. I, for one, have not given up on the idea of peace."

"Over the past few months, we have conducted a massive recruitment drive to secure some of the galaxy's best and brightest minds. Now it's time to find out what those minds can accomplish."

The starports involved in the initiative include:

Arc's Faith, HR 1183

Armstrong Enterprise, Bhal

Artemis Lodge, Celaeno

Asami Orbital, Pleiades Sector JC-V D2-62

Bao Landing, HIP 17497

Beaufoy Vision, Nauni

Bennington's Rest, 42 N Persei

Borrego's Vision, Pleiades Sector IH-V C2-7

Cavalieri, Electra

Cleaver Prospect, Pleiades Sector HR-W d1-57

Copernicus Observatory, Asterope

Cyllene Orbital, Atlas

Exodus Point, Hyades Sector AB-W B2-2

Gaiman Dock, 49 Arietis

Hudson Observatory, HIP 17694

Kamov Survey, HIP 17892

Kipling Orbital, Pleiades Sector KC-V C2-11

Liman Legacy, HIP 16753

Malthus Terminal, Pleiades Sector HR-W D1-41

Obsidian Orbital, Maia

Reed's Rest, Merope

Rix Depot, Pleiades Sector IH-V C2-5

The Oracle, Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55

Titan's Daughter, Taygeta

Weyn Dock, 64 Arietis
Source: Galactic News: New Aegis Initiative (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a212339e2169204573ec830)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Diamond Frogs Campaign
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 December 2017, 20:45:04
Community Goal: Diamond Frogs Campaign

The Diamond Frogs, a mercenary outfit based on the lawless fringes of the Capricorni sector, has announced plans to build a new installation in the 63 G. Capricorni system.

The faction's current base of operations has become virtually uninhabitable, as its power and cooling systems being have been pushed past their limits.

In support of this goal, the faction has placed an open order for Beer, Liquor, Coffee, Legal Narcotics, Computer Components, Power Generators and Superconductors, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Skvortsov Orbital in the 63 G Capricorni system.

The campaign begins on the 7th of December 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Diamond Frogs Campaign (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a296786aa348854775ff156)


Title: ED: Community Goal: The Colonia Exodus
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 December 2017, 20:45:04
Community Goal: The Colonia Exodus

Despite the repeated assurances of the galactic authorities, which have endeavoured to downplay the scale of the Thargoid threat, it is clear that many of those in the core systems feel less than secure. This is evidenced by the huge numbers of citizens fleeing to Colonia, eager to escape the Thargoids.

In response to this development, the Colonia Council issued the following statement:

"Colonia has always been a haven, and we would never deny entry to those fleeing danger. But if we are to provide people with homes and employment, we must build. We have therefore made plans to establish a number of new outposts throughout Colonia, to support our new neighbours."

"Unfortunately, the urgency of the situation means we cannot rely on our usual trade partners, and we are therefore turning to the galactic community for support. We have placed an open order for a range of construction materials, and have set aside considerable premiums for pilots who deliver these goods to Pilkington Orbital in the Einheriar system."

The campaigns begin on the 7th of December 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: The Colonia Exodus (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a296705aa34886ceb3d6de1)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Rogue Runners Appeal Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 December 2017, 20:45:04
Galactic News: Rogue Runners Appeal Concludes

The Rogue Runners have announced that their campaign to renovate an asteroid base in Run has received the unalloyed support of the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Smithport, the organisation's base of operations. The initiative was supported by scores of independent combat pilots, who protected those delivering goods to the starport.

Autumn Leif, the founder of Rogue Runners Co., released the following statement as the campaign drew to a close:

"I would like to thank the galactic community for supporting this initiative. We now have everything we need to repair and upgrade Leif Enterprise, which should soon be offering a large selection of ships and modules. This would not have been possible without the help of Rogue Security and the galaxy's independent combat pilots, who provided outstanding protection."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Smithport in the Run system.
Source: Galactic News: Rogue Runners Appeal Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a2967feaa348854775ff15b)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Aegis Initiative off to a Promising Start
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 December 2017, 17:45:06
Galactic News: Aegis Initiative off to a Promising Start

Reports from the Taygeta system indicate that Aegis's new research programme is already bearing fruit.

Professor Boden Tench, principal researcher at Titan's Daughter, offered the following statement to Universal Scientist:

"We're currently focusing on the Thargoid Probes and Sensors, and we've already learned a great deal about the way the Thargoids transmit and store information."

"We've also been studying the star maps found inside Thargoid structures. We still don't know the precise purpose of these maps, but our analysis has revealed some intriguing details about how the Thargoids categorise geographical data. Indeed, it's entirely possible that their concepts of territory differ dramatically from our own."
Source: Galactic News: Aegis Initiative off to a Promising Start (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a2ab73cf1caf05371219512)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Diamond Frogs Campaign
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 December 2017, 21:45:06
Community Goal: Diamond Frogs Campaign

The Diamond Frogs, a mercenary outfit based on the lawless fringes of the Capricorni sector, have announced plans to build a new installation in the 63 G. Capricorni system.

The faction's current base of operations has become virtually uninhabitable, as its power and cooling systems have been pushed past their limits.

In support of this goal, the faction has placed an open order for Beer, Liquor, Coffee, Legal Narcotics, Computer Components, Power Generators and Superconductors. They have promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Skvortsov Orbital in the 63 G. Capricorni system.

The campaign begins on the 7th of December 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Diamond Frogs Campaign (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a296786aa348854775ff156)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Galactic Leaders Condemn INRA
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 December 2017, 15:45:05
Galactic News: Galactic Leaders Condemn INRA

Following the discovery of further INRA outposts, Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval and Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon have issued statements denouncing the now-defunct INRA.

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

"What the INRA records underscore is that even when faced with dire threats, we cannot abandon our principles. Evidently, the INRA crossed ethical boundaries in its pursuit of victory. Defending civilisation cannot come at the cost of our humanity."

Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon added the following:

"While the INRA records are indeed disturbing, it was the account of John Jameson that troubled me most. Here we have a man – who evidently did a great deal to defend civilisation from the Thargoids – who was deceived, manipulated and ultimately murdered by the INRA."

"I am aware of concerns that Aegis could continue in the same vein. Fortunately, Aegis is bound by the strictest possible codes of conduct. We will not make the same mistakes."

Meanwhile, the descendents of those affected by the INRA's activities are reportedly investigating the possibility of legal action. Legal experts have advised that such efforts are unlikely to yield results, however, given the amount of time that has passed.
Source: Galactic News: Galactic Leaders Condemn INRA (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a311002e0cf5b6e2045ed05)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Operation Whirling Dervish
Post by: RSSFeeder on 14 December 2017, 19:45:02
Community Goal: Operation Whirling Dervish

The GalCop Colonial Defence Commission has embarked on a campaign to establish a new Coriolis starport in the Ogmar system. The campaign – dubbed Operation Whirling Dervish – is designed to support further expansion in the Colonia region.

Lou Brady, a spokesperson for the organisation, released the following statement:

"The new starport will be able to accommodate more people, produce high-tech goods, and service larger vessels, making it an ideal platform for future activity in Colonia."

The GalCop Colonial Defence Commission has placed an open order for atmospheric processors, CMM composites, indium, tantalum and thermal cooling units, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Dervish Platform in the Ogmar system.

The campaign begins on the 14th of December 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Operation Whirling Dervish (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a328c06b3970035cb6dbc6b)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Panum Pisciumque
Post by: RSSFeeder on 14 December 2017, 19:45:02
Community Goal: Panum Pisciumque

Angeli Imperial Enterprises has announced plans to build a Dionysus-class Agricultural Vessel in support of ongoing resource-extraction operations in the Pleiades. Once built, the enormous starship will orbit a water world in the Pleiades Sector GW-W c1-15 system.

In support of this operation, Angeli Imperial Enterprises has placed an open order for marine equipment, micro controllers, crop harvesters and coltan, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Potagos Port in the Wangal system.

The campaign begins on the 14th of December 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Panum Pisciumque (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a328b8ddf7ae9267b577159)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Starports Attacked by Thargoids
Post by: RSSFeeder on 14 December 2017, 19:45:02
Galactic News: Starports Attacked by Thargoids

Recent reports indicate that several starports in the Pleiades have been attacked by Thargoids. The attacks have resulted in significant damage and hundreds – possibly thousands – of deaths.

Galactic authorities have confirmed that the affected starports are Titan's Daughter in the Taygeta system, Liman Legacy in HIP 16753 and the Oracle in the Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55.

It is understood that the attacks were executed by a previously unseen class of Thargoid craft classified as an Interceptor Medusa. Footage from starport security feeds indicate that the Thargoid ships used their shutdown fields to neutralise station defences before targeting the main reactor. One eyewitness said, "It's like they wanted to cripple rather us rather than destroy us outright".

Authorities in the affected systems have responded with appeals for foods, water, basic medicines and natural fabrics. They have also implored independent pilots to support relief operations by evacuating civilians from the starports.

Responding to the development, Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval said:

"Our thoughts are with those affected by these attacks. While I have every confidence that system authorities will be able to address the situation, the Empire is ready to help if necessary."
Source: Galactic News: Starports Attacked by Thargoids (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a328aebaac37e273a5d4ea8)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Diamond Frogs Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 December 2017, 02:45:04
Galactic News: Diamond Frogs Campaign Concludes

The Diamond Frogs have announced that their campaign to construct an installation in the 63 G. Capricorni system has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. This has resulted in a massive influx of deliveries to Skvortsov Orbital, the organisation's base of operations.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Skvortsov Orbital in the 63 G Capricorni system.

Source: Galactic News: Diamond Frogs Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a32b5f5271eb760476d4934)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Colonia Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 December 2017, 02:45:04
Galactic News: Colonia Campaign Concludes

The Colonia Council has announced that its appeal for construction materials has reached a successful conclusion. Scores of pilots contributed to the campaign by delivering materials to Skvortsov Orbital, and by eliminating agitators in the 63 G. Capricorni system. The materials will be used to construct new outposts in the Colonia region to support a recent influx of immigrants.

As the campaign drew to a close, the Colonia Council issued the following statement:

"Colonia has always enjoyed the support of the galactic community, and the success of this initiative proves this support has not diminished. We will now set to work creating homes and employment opportunities for our new friends and neighbours."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Skvortsov Orbital in the 63 G. Capricorni system.

Source: Galactic News: Colonia Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a32b5b302f6867ba4549c53)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Colonia Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 December 2017, 16:45:03
Galactic News: Colonia Campaign Concludes

The Colonia Council has announced that its appeal for construction materials has reached a successful conclusion. Scores of pilots contributed to the campaign by delivering materials to Pilkington Orbital, and by eliminating agitators in the Einheriar system. The materials will be used to construct new outposts in the Colonia region to support a recent influx of immigrants.

As the campaign drew to a close, the Colonia Council issued the following statement:

"Colonia has always enjoyed the support of the galactic community, and the success of this initiative proves this support has not diminished. We will now set to work creating homes and employment opportunities for our new friends and neighbours."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Pilkington Orbital in the Einheriar system.
Source: Galactic News: Colonia Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a33a6dd02ab4528ed795f6a)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Starports Attacked by Thargoids
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 December 2017, 23:45:04
Galactic News: Starports Attacked by Thargoids

Recent reports indicate that several starports in the Pleiades have been attacked by Thargoids. The attacks have resulted in significant damage and hundreds – possibly thousands – of deaths.

Galactic authorities have confirmed that the affected starports are Titan's Daughter in the Taygeta system, Liman Legacy in HIP 16753 and the Oracle in the Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55.

It is understood that the attacks were executed by a previously unseen class of Thargoid craft classified as an Interceptor Medusa. Footage from starport security feeds indicate that the Thargoid ships used their shutdown fields to neutralise station defences before targeting the main reactor. One eyewitness said, "It's like they wanted to cripple us rather than destroy us outright".

Authorities in the affected systems have responded with appeals for foods, water, basic medicines and natural fabrics. They have also implored independent pilots to support relief operations by evacuating civilians from the starports.

Responding to the development, Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval said:

"Our thoughts are with those affected by these attacks. While I have every confidence that system authorities will be able to address the situation, the Empire is ready to help if necessary."
Source: Galactic News: Starports Attacked by Thargoids (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a328aebaac37e273a5d4ea8)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Lakon Announces New Ship
Post by: RSSFeeder on 16 December 2017, 20:45:04
Galactic News: Lakon Announces New Ship

The Alliance has commissioned Lakon Spaceways to produce a new ship in response to the recent Thargoid attacks in the Pleiades. The vessel, which has been named the Type-10 Defender, represents a comprehensive revision of the Type–9 Heavy.

Lakon issued the following statement:

"The Type-10 boasts greater speed, acceleration and manoeuvrability than the Type-9, and also offers a more focused hardpoint loadout. We envisage it being particularly effective in combat situations."

The development is significant in that it represents the first overtly military response from the Alliance to the rising Thargoid threat.

Lakon has committed to an aggressive production schedule that should see the Type-10 reaching retailers next week.
Source: Galactic News: Lakon Announces New Ship (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a33f0d7c8717065ab310fde)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Starports Attacked by Thargoids
Post by: RSSFeeder on 18 December 2017, 19:45:04
Galactic News: Starports Attacked by Thargoids

Recent reports indicate that several starports in the Pleiades have been attacked by Thargoids. The attacks have resulted in significant damage and hundreds – possibly thousands – of deaths.

Galactic authorities have confirmed that the affected starports are Titan's Daughter in the Taygeta system, Liman Legacy in HIP 16753, and the Oracle in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55.

It is understood that the attacks were executed by a previously unseen class of Thargoid craft classified as an Interceptor Medusa. Footage from starport security feeds indicate that the Thargoid ships used their shutdown fields to neutralise station defences before targeting the main reactor. One eyewitness said, "It's like they wanted to cripple us rather than destroy us outright."

Authorities in the affected systems have responded with appeals for food, water, basic medicines and natural fabrics. They have also implored independent pilots to support relief operations by evacuating civilians from the starports.

Responding to the development, Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval said:

"Our thoughts are with those affected by these attacks. While I have every confidence that system authorities will be able to address the situation, the Empire is ready to help if necessary."
Source: Galactic News: Starports Attacked by Thargoids (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a328aebaac37e273a5d4ea8)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Authorities Urge Public Not to Panic
Post by: RSSFeeder on 20 December 2017, 12:45:04
Galactic News: Authorities Urge Public Not to Panic

Following the devastating news that the Thargoids have attacked three starports in the Pleiades, authorities in the Taygeta system, home to one of the affected stations, have released the following statement:

"Our priorities remain getting civilians to safety and securing the commodities we need to stabilise the starport. Independent pilots are encouraged to deliver foods, water, basic medicines and natural fabrics to Titan's Daughter and other affected stations."

"The important thing is not to panic. The situation, although critical, is in hand."

It is currently unclear why the pertinent starports were targeted by the Thargoids, but Aegis is investigating the issue.
Source: Galactic News: Authorities Urge Public Not to Panic (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a3a4ffbd27df13ee220cc2f)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Core Dynamics Campaign
Post by: RSSFeeder on 21 December 2017, 22:45:03
Community Goal: Core Dynamics Campaign

Core Dynamics, one of the galaxy's largest starship manufacturers, has announced a new construction initiative in response to the rise in Thargoid attacks.

A spokesperson for Core Dynamics released the following statement:

"The number of ships lost to Thargoid attacks is increasing rapidly, leaving us with no option but to accelerate our production schedule. But we cannot do this without the support of the galactic community."

Guaras Blue Creative Partners have agreed to oversee the initiative, asking pilots to deliver titanium, power converters and superconductors to Klimuk Ring in the Guaras system. When the campaign officially ends on the 28th of December 3303, a discount of up to 20 per cent will be applied to the Federal Dropship, Federal Gunship and Federal Assault Ship for one week. Additionally, the rank requirements for those ships will be temporarily lifted.

The campaign begins on the 21st of December 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Core Dynamics Campaign (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a3bd4937680c321e364d4a0)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Type-10 Defender Now Available
Post by: RSSFeeder on 21 December 2017, 22:45:03
Galactic News: Type-10 Defender Now Available

Lakon Spaceways has announced that its new ship, the Type-10 Defender, is now available to the public.

The vessel boasts greater speed, acceleration and manoeuvrability than the Type-9 Heavy on which it is based, and also offers a more focused hardpoint loadout.

The Type-10 has been developed primarily in response to the recent Thargoid attacks in the Pleiades, and Lakon has said it envisages the ship "being particularly effective in combat situations".
Source: Galactic News: Type-10 Defender Now Available (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a3be4794b55be3e304a16b2)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Angeli Imperial Enterprises Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 21 December 2017, 22:45:03
Galactic News: Angeli Imperial Enterprises Campaign Concludes

A spokesperson for Angeli Imperial Enterprises has announced that its appeal for commodities has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Potagos Port, the organisation's base of operations. The materials will be used to build a Dionysus-class Agricultural Vessel in support of ongoing resource-extraction operations in the Pleiades.

Angeli Imperial Enterprises has extended its gratitude to those who supported the campaign.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Potagos Port in the Wangal system.
Source: Galactic News: Angeli Imperial Enterprises Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a3be440f2f3372bd37db16e)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Starport Campaign Reaches Successful Conclusion
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 December 2017, 05:45:02
Galactic News: Starport Campaign Reaches Successful Conclusion

A spokesperson for the GalCop Colonial Defence Commission has announced that its appeal for construction materials has been earnestly received by the galactic community, resulting in a huge number of deliveries to Dervish Platform, the organisation's base of operations. The materials will be used to build a new Coriolis starport in the Ogmar system.

The GalCop Colonial Defence Commission has offered sincere thanks to those who supported the campaign.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Dervish Platform in the Ogmar system.
Source: Galactic News: Starport Campaign Reaches Successful Conclusion (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a3be4107680c36c9c27d465)


Title: ED: Galactic News: More Starports Attacked
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 December 2017, 18:45:04
Galactic News: More Starports Attacked

News feeds have confirmed that three further starports have been attacked by Thargoids. The affected stations are Hudson Observatory in HIP 17694, Cavalieri in Electra and Bao Landing in HIP 17497. The attacks have resulted in significant damage and hundreds of casualties.

As with last week's attacks, the strikes were executed by Interceptor Medusas – a particularly devastating class of Thargoid attack ship.

Authorities in the affected systems have entreated independent pilots to support relief operations by evacuating civilians from the affected starports. They have also appealed for food, water, basic medicines and natural fabrics.
Source: Galactic News: More Starports Attacked (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a3ceced6a3e8049274181c5)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Core Dynamics Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 28 December 2017, 20:45:06
Galactic News: Core Dynamics Campaign Concludes

Core Dynamics has announced that its construction initiative has received the wholehearted support of the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots contributed to the campaign by delivering construction materials to Klimuk Ring, and by eliminating agitators in the Guaras system. The materials will be used to support a new wave of manufacture to replace ships lost in Thargoid attacks.

A spokesperson for Core Dynamics released the following statement:

"We are immensely grateful to the galactic community for its support. The acceleration of our production schedule has already begun, and our new ships should be rolling off the production line soon."

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

Source: Galactic News: Core Dynamics Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a3cee517680c3316f6074ce)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Rescue Operation in the California Nebula
Post by: RSSFeeder on 28 December 2017, 20:45:06
Community Goal: Rescue Operation in the California Nebula

The Alliance has reported that ships travelling to and from its California Nebula outposts are coming under attack from pirates. The attacks are of such frequency and ferocity that the bases are in danger of being completely cut off.

An Alliance spokesperson said:

"The systems lining the route to the California Nebula are strewn with the wrecks of Alliance vessels, but with the pirates still an active threat, we have been unable to recover escape pods from these shipwrecks. We are therefore launching a two-pronged operation designed to both thin the pirates' numbers and recover the escape pods. We hope we can rely on the support of the galaxy's independent combat pilots."

The operation has received financial support from the Turner Research Group, which has promised to reward pilots who deliver escape pods to Darwin Research Facility in the California Sector BV-Y c7 system.

The campaign begins on the 28th of December 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Rescue Operation in the California Nebula (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a3ceddbf2f337081c104768)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Further Migration to Colonia
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 December 2017, 16:45:02
Galactic News: Further Migration to Colonia

Although the Thargoid attacks have so far been confined to the Pleiades Nebula, many apparently fear that the aliens' next target will be the core systems. This is evidenced by the huge numbers of citizens fleeing to Colonia.

The Colonia Council, the region's governing body, has confirmed that the number of refugees has skyrocketed in recent weeks, and that the recent attacks against starports have only accelerated the rate of immigration.

Magen Wolfe, a spokesperson for the Council, said:

"All who seek sanctuary in Colonia will be welcomed, but the truth is that the core systems are no more likely to be targeted by the Thargoids than Colonia. We want to offer our support, but there is a limit to how many people the region can support."

A campaign to build additional outposts in Colonia took place earlier this month, but the pace of immigration means that further construction initiatives may be necessary to support the region's rapidly expanding population.
Source: Galactic News: Further Migration to Colonia (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a3ced457680c33be05682fa)


Title: ED: Community Goal: Dionysus Rising
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 January 2018, 19:45:04
Community Goal: Dionysus Rising

Sirius Inc has announced plans to construct a flight-operations megaship in the 42 n Persei system, which occupies a strategic position on the route to Maia. The vessel, which will be named the Dionysus, will dramatically improve services in 42 n Persei.

Senior Aide Humberto Guthrie, speaking on behalf of Sirius Inc, released the following statement:

"We are disturbed by recent events in the Pleiades and the vulnerability of our systems. If the superpowers cannot protect us, we will protect ourselves."

In support of this campaign, Sirius Inc has placed an open order for various commodities, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these goods to Green Enterprise in the Ngalia system. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure that those delivering commodities to Green Enterprise can do so safely.

The campaign begins on the 4th of January 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Community Goal: Dionysus Rising (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a4e54711ef9ea433636b1e5)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Alliance Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 January 2018, 19:45:04
Galactic News: Alliance Campaign Concludes

The Alliance has announced that its operation to reclaim the supply lines connecting its California Nebula bases with the core systems has reached a successful conclusion.

The campaign received the support of hundreds of independent pilots, who eliminated the pirates targeting the supply lines and recovered escape pods from ships destroyed by the agitators. Those rescued from the shipwrecks are now recovering at Darwin Research Facility.

As the campaign drew to a close, the Alliance released a statement:

"We are immeasurably grateful to those who participated in this operation – you have saved our allies from a terrible fate."

"A pertinent question remains unanswered, however. Where did these criminals come from? Alliance intelligence has surmised that they may have been driven out of their home systems by a second group of agitators. If this is the case, this latter group could represent an even greater threat to civilised space."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Darwin Research Facility in the California Sector BV-Y c7 system.
Source: Galactic News: Alliance Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a4e555b16547567fa0c61d6)


Title: ED: Galactic News: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 January 2018, 23:45:03
Galactic News: Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are on the brink of closure:

Finney Ring, Jitabos

Barjavel Station, HIP 33368

The Pit, Pennsylvania
Source: Galactic News: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a54fc9ada4fd278910f20f5)


Title: ED: Sirius Inc Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 January 2018, 17:45:02
Sirius Inc Campaign Concludes

Sirius Inc has announced that its construction initiative has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots supported the campaign by delivering commodities to Green Enterprise in the Ngalia system, and by eliminating agitators in Ngalia, thereby ensuring the safety of traders contributing to the initiative.

Sirius Inc has extended its gratitude to those who supported the campaign.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Green Enterprise in the Ngalia system.
Source: Sirius Inc Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a5786d7c9a08a57e15ffe37)


Title: ED: The Liberation of HIP 17692
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 January 2018, 17:45:02
The Liberation of HIP 17692

In a move that has come as a surprise to many, the Empire and Federation have announced a joint initiative to counter Thargoid activity in the HIP 17692 system.

The two-pronged operation will seek to reduce the Thargoid presence in the region, and to recover personal effects, data and people from Thargoid attack sites in HIP 17692.

The Merope Expeditionary Fleet has been authorised to oversee the combat operation, while The Pleiades Resource Enterprise has been charged with coordinating the rescue initiative. Pilots who support these campaigns will be eligible for substantial rewards.

Following the announcement, Admiral Denton Patreus released the following statement:

"Starports throughout the Pleiades have been attacked. Thousands of lives have been lost. And we have failed to deliver an effective response. That changes now."

"This is your chance to deliver a message to our enemies – to tell them that we will not yield and we will not break. We will fight!"

The campaign begins on the 11th of January 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: The Liberation of HIP 17692 (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a578660b34e4b5d3c0ae199)


Title: ED: One Year On
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 January 2018, 17:45:02
One Year On

It has now been a year since the Thargoids returned to human-occupied space, and in that time they have become increasingly aggressive, their hostility culminating in starport attacks in the Pleiades Nebula.

Now that the Thargoids' intentions have been made clear, the question many are asking is "what can we do?"

Outspoken political commentator Daxton Sung offered the following analysis:

"The situation continues to escalate and our leaders continue to offer the same tired platitudes – militaristic bombast from Hudson, noncommittal banalities from Lavigny-Duval and earnest sympathising from Mahon. It's clear that they have no idea how to counter the Thargoid threat, beyond pumping more money into Aegis's weapons programme."
Source: One Year On (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a5787708a640c638d6d781d)


Title: ED: Thargoid Assault Continues
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 January 2018, 19:45:02
Thargoid Assault Continues

Reed's Rest in Merope and Obsidian Orbital in Maia are the latest starports to be targeted by the Thargoids.

Authorities in the affected systems have appealed to independent pilots to deliver foods, water, basic medicines and natural fabrics, and to evacuate civilians from the pertinent starports.

The attack against Obsidian Orbital is likely to dismay the galactic community, as the starport – the result of a community initiative involving thousands of pilots – is seen by many as a symbol of unity.
Source: Thargoid Assault Continues (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a58d52808925a374348ba63)


Title: ED: New Technology from Aegis
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 January 2018, 19:45:02
New Technology from Aegis

Aegis has expanded its roster of anti-Thargoid technologies with a new device – the decontamination limpet. The device is specifically designed to counter the caustic properties of Thargoid missiles.

In a statement, an Aegis spokesperson said:

"As we know, the Thargoids' enzyme missiles are particularly dangerous because of the caustic damage they inflict. The decontamination limpet is designed to address this by stripping the corrosive enzymes from a ship's hull while also performing limited repairs."

"We have rigorously field tested the device and are confident that it will give pilots a distinct defensive advantage."

The decontamination limpet can be purchased from planetary bases with military, high-tech, refinery, industrial or extraction-level economies.
Source: New Technology from Aegis (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a58d5548a640c755a2c2b62)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 17 January 2018, 20:45:04
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

The Pit, Pennsylvania

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

Bell Orbital, Gilya

Collins Station, Huichi
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a5f7f25e08a5f0f3c55c89a)


Title: ED: HIP 17692 Operation Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 18 January 2018, 17:45:05
HIP 17692 Operation Concludes

Admiral Denton Patreus has announced that the joint Federal-Imperial operation in the HIP 17692 system has reached a successful conclusion. Hundreds of pilots supported the campaign by eliminating Thargoids in the system and by rescuing people from Thargoid attack sites. Those rescued during the operation are now recovering at Blackmount Orbital.

As the campaign drew to a close, Admiral Denton Patreus released the following statement:

"This campaign would not have succeeded without the support of the galaxy's independent combat pilots, to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude. Thanks are also due to the Merope Expeditionary Fleet and the Pleiades Resource Enterprise for coordinating the campaign. But while we may have won the battle, we still have a long way to go if we are to liberate our galaxy from this alien menace."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Blackmount Orbital in the HIP 17692 system.
Source: HIP 17692 Operation Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a60b60073f627733619d852)


Title: ED: Eliminating Slavers in Guuguyni
Post by: RSSFeeder on 18 January 2018, 17:45:05
Eliminating Slavers in Guuguyni

Princess Aisling Duval has announced plans to fund a peacekeeping operation in the Guuguyni system. The operation's primary purpose is to neutralise an illegal slave-trading ring in the region.

Princess Duval released the following statement, elaborating on the nature of the campaign:

"Illegal slavery is an abhorrent practice that negates its victim's fundamental human rights. The amoral profiteers operating in Guuguyni must be stopped."

The Guuguyni Empire Consulate has been authorised to oversee the campaign, and has pledged to reward pilots who hand in bounty vouchers at Shen Terminal in the Guuguyni system.

The campaign begins on the 18th of January 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Eliminating Slavers in Guuguyni (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a60b54073f6275d6735c6bd)


Title: ED: Simbad Regime Campaign
Post by: RSSFeeder on 18 January 2018, 17:45:05
Simbad Regime Campaign

The Simbad Regime was established over a year ago, and has enjoyed consistent growth with the support of Commanders across the galaxy. Now the group has announced plans to construct a new asteroid base among the rings of Nu Tauri 5.

In support of this goal, the Simbad Regime has placed an open order for quantities of explosives, beryllium, aluminium and tea.

A spokesperson for the organisation released the following statement:

"In order to secure the support of the galactic community, we are offering generous rewards to pilots who deliver materials to Parmitano Terminal in the Nu Tauri system."

The campaign begins on the 18th of January 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Simbad Regime Campaign (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a60b4951e33433e4531ac76)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 January 2018, 15:45:10
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

The Pit, Pennsylvania

Bell Orbital, Gilya

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

Tygerlily-Merlyn Pleasuredome, Cardea

Suri Gateway, Vesuvit
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a69d06b9821de463a75cfa1)


Title: ED: A Vintage to Remember
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 January 2018, 22:45:07
A Vintage to Remember

Angeli Imperial Enterprises has announced an initiative to construct an orbital family restaurant in the Wangal system. The eatery, which will be named DaMorg's Bar and BBQ, will allow spacers to enjoy the finest food and drinks that Wangal has to offer.

In support of this initiative, Angeli Imperial Enterprises has issued an open order for various construction and outfitting materials, and has pledged to pay well above the market rate for these commodities. Independent pilots who want to support the initiative are instructed to deliver the requested goods to Nelder City in the Wangal system.

A spokesperson for Angeli Imperial Enterprises released the following statement:

"We are eager to share our fine produce with the galaxy at large. 'When there is plenty of wine, sorrow and worry take wing.' Let's bring that joy to Wangal…and beyond!"

The campaign begins on the 25th January 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: A Vintage to Remember (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a6a07f079a75379ab0b0c44)


Title: ED: Simbad Regime Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 January 2018, 22:45:07
Simbad Regime Campaign Concludes

A spokesperson for the Simbad Regime has announced that its appeal for construction materials has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. This has resulted in a massive influx of deliveries to Parmitano Terminal, the organisation's base of operations.

The spokesperson went on to say:

"The Simbad Regime would like to thank all the Commanders who supported this project, and to invite the galactic community to visit our new base, once it is complete."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Parmitano Terminal in the Nu Tauri system.
Source: Simbad Regime Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a6a0ac379a7531168073c04)


Title: ED: Restoring Order in Wangal
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 January 2018, 22:45:07
Restoring Order in Wangal

Authorities in the Wangal 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, Angeli Imperial Enterprises has placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to Nelder City.

The campaign begins on the 25th of January 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Restoring Order in Wangal (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a6a0989a392ed4955640deb)


Title: ED: Aisling Duval Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 26 January 2018, 05:45:02
Aisling Duval Campaign Concludes

Representatives of Princess Aisling Duval have announced that the Princess's anti-slavery campaign in the Guuguyni system has come to a successful conclusion. Hundreds of independent combat pilots supported the initiative, taking to their ships to neutralise the slave traders operating in the region.

As the campaign drew to a close, Princess Duval released the following statement:

"I am immeasurably grateful to those who supported this campaign. You have saved hundreds of people from a life of misery."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Shen Terminal in the Guuguyni system.
Source: Aisling Duval Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a6a0b395e7b3f59fb0cb275)


Title: ED: Starport Attacks Continue
Post by: RSSFeeder on 26 January 2018, 05:45:02
Starport Attacks Continue

Two further starports have fallen prey to Thargoid attack: Kipling Orbital in the Pleiades Sector KC-V C2-11 and Malthus Terminal in the Pleiades Sector HR-W D1-41.

As with previous Thargoid assaults, the attacks have caused significant damage and resulted in huge numbers of casualties.

A member of starport personnel at Kipling Orbital offered the following:

"It seems the Thargoids are sweeping the region, moving slowly in the direction of the core systems. But why?"

Authorities in the affected systems have issued requests for help, imploring independent pilots to deliver aid and evacuate civilians.
Source: Starport Attacks Continue (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a6a0ea379a7530bc462fb3f)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 January 2018, 13:45:05
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are on the brink of closure:

Salgari Enterprise, Mawa

Regiomontanus Dock, Tjapurnaru

Dove Enigma, Colonia

Vonarburg Port, Maridal

Hind Mine, T Tauri
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a7054b8e3bcb431820f7508)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 31 January 2018, 16:47:10
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are on the brink of closure:

Salgari Enterprise, Mawa

Regiomontanus Dock, Tjapurnaru

Vonarburg Port, Maridal

Hind Mine, T Tauri
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a7054b8e3bcb431820f7508)


Title: ED: Galactic Community Comes to Aid of Dove Enigma
Post by: RSSFeeder on 31 January 2018, 16:47:10
Galactic Community Comes to Aid of Dove Enigma

An attempt to sabotage the Dove Enigma, a Wells-class Carrier based in the Colonia system, has been thwarted by the galactic community.

The would-be saboteurs tried to destabilise the vessel by flooding its black market with Thargoid Sensors, which have the capacity to damage ships and starports. Fortunately, the assault was countered by a group of pilots who delivered large quantities of meta-alloys to the ailing ship, thereby stabilising it.

The Dove Enigma was specially commissioned by the Colonia Council as a commemorative gesture for the pilot Commander DoveEnigma13, and as such is of personal significance to many. The ship is also the destination of the Enigma Expedition, a collective mission currently charting a course to the Colonia system.

An engineer stationed at the Dove Enigma gave the following statement:

"We've received more than enough meta-alloys to stabilise the ship, and the surplus will allow us to safeguard against any further sabotage attempts. We're hugely grateful to the pilots who came to our aid. Their efforts are a testament the compassion of the galactic community."
Source: Galactic Community Comes to Aid of Dove Enigma (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a71bb0545e8214e4a4f1682)


Title: ED: Alliance Initiative
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 February 2018, 20:45:04
Alliance Initiative

The Alliance has announced plans to build an Orbis starport in the Synuefai EB-R c7-5 system, between the core systems and the Alliance's outposts in the California Nebula.

Alliance official Torvan Dast issued the following statement:

"The remoteness of our California Nebula outposts makes reaching them a potentially dangerous proposition. This new starport will bridge the gap between the settlements and the galactic core, and lessen the risk to ships journeying to and from the California Nebula."

The initiative is being overseen by the LP 128-32 Corporation, which has placed an open order for various raw materials for use in the construction. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure that those contributing material to the campaign can do so safely.

The campaign begins on the 1st of February 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Alliance Initiative (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a73324ae0c5d750f8229b51)


Title: ED: Angeli Imperial Enterprises Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 February 2018, 20:45:04
Angeli Imperial Enterprises Campaign Concludes

Angeli Imperial Enterprises has announced that its appeal for construction and outfitting materials has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Nelder City, the organisation's base of operations.

Patrician Mitchell, spokesperson for the organisation, released the following statement:

"Thanks to the efforts of the galaxy's independent pilots, DaMorgs Bar and BBQ will soon be open for business. I can personally recommend the Mortisagus Merlot, the Hazara Stout, the Senor Ping Pinot and the Crighton Cabernet."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Nelder City in the Wangal system.
Source: Angeli Imperial Enterprises Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a73378720e1aa685e2a1c64)


Title: ED: Order Restored in Wangal
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 February 2018, 20:45:04
Order Restored in Wangal

Angeli Imperial Enterprises has announced that its campaign to clear the Wangal 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 Wangal have extended their gratitude to those who participated in the operation.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Nelder City in the Wangal system.
Source: Order Restored in Wangal (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a73375820e1aa519a21761d)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 February 2018, 16:45:05
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are on the brink of closure:

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

Novitski Horizons, Addovii
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a79c7913edd513a167d0c82)


Title: ED: Galactic Leaders Renew Appeals for Aid
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 February 2018, 16:45:03
Galactic Leaders Renew Appeals for Aid

Seventeen starports have now been attacked by the Thargoids, resulting in widespread destruction and loss of life. Many of these stations remain in a critical state, unable to offer essential services.

In response, Federal President Zachary Hudson and Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval have issued fresh appeals for aid, imploring independent pilots to support relief efforts.

In her announcement, Arissa Lavigny-Duval said:

"Relief coordinators are doing everything they can, but without the support of the galactic community, the restoration of these stations will take a long time. I therefore implore independent pilots to deliver essential commodities to the affected starports, and to evacuate civilians."

The Emperor also confirmed that Aegis is investigating reports that the Thargoids are moving towards the core systems.
Source: Galactic Leaders Renew Appeals for Aid (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a7c2524b2837d57693651ee)


Title: ED: Ram Tah's Last Hurrah
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 February 2018, 16:45:03
Ram Tah's Last Hurrah

Ram Tah, the galaxy's foremost expert on the Guardians, has revealed that his research funding will soon end. In an effort to make the most of his remaining finances, the engineer has appealed to independent pilots to deliver Guardian artefacts to his base in the Meene system.

In a statement, Ram Tah said:

"Public interest in the Guardians may have waned, but I believe there is more to learn. Only through thorough investigation and analysis can we hope to fully understand the Guardians, their technology, and their relationships to other species. This knowledge could be of great importance to humanity."

The campaign has received a financial boost from Meene General Industries, which has promised to reward pilots who deliver artefacts from Guardian sites to Felice Dock in the Meene system.

The campaign begins on the 8th of February 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Ram Tah's Last Hurrah (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a7c6689b2837d70e811b97d)


Title: ED: Preserving the Sim-Archive
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 February 2018, 16:45:03
Preserving the Sim-Archive

The Utopia movement has announced that the Sim-Archive is to undergo a period of comprehensive maintenance.

Pranav Antal, leader of Utopia, elaborated on the nature of the project:

"The Sim-Archive is Utopia's primary achievement – a vast digital repository containing the collective wisdom of all our departed brothers and sisters. But, like any system, the Archive requires constant maintenance, as a failure in the system could result in the loss of irreplaceable knowledge. We have therefore placed an open order for various commodities for use in this delicate work."

The Official Airman Di Front has been authorised to oversee the initiative, and has pledged to reward pilots who deliver the requested goods to Chargaff Orbital in the Airman Di system.

The campaign begins on the 8th of February 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Preserving the Sim-Archive (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a7c664e9dbb3f4c053f9044)


Title: ED: Alliance Campaign Comes to an End
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 February 2018, 23:45:03
Alliance Campaign Comes to an End

The Alliance has announced that its appeal for materials has reached a successful conclusion, having received the unalloyed support of the galactic community. Huge quantities of raw materials were delivered to Bulychev Hub over the past week, which will be used to build an Orbis starport in the Synuefai EB-R c7-5 system.

As the campaign drew to a close, Alliance official Torvan Dast issued a statement, thanking those who supported the campaign and adding:

"By providing Alliance convoys and independent pilots with a much-needed resupply point, we hope this new starport will be the first step in transforming what is currently an outlying enclave into a thriving community."

Construction of the new starport is expected to begin soon. Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Bulychev Hub in the LP 128-32 system.
Source: Alliance Campaign Comes to an End (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a7c786cb2837d3bb878893b)


Title: ED: Galactic Leaders Renew Appeals for Aid
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 February 2018, 14:45:02
Galactic Leaders Renew Appeals for Aid

Seventeen starports have now been attacked by the Thargoids, resulting in widespread destruction and loss of life. Many of these stations remain in a critical state, and are unable to offer essential services.

In response, Federal President Zachary Hudson and Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval have issued fresh appeals for aid, imploring independent pilots to support relief efforts.

In her announcement, Arissa Lavigny-Duval said:

"Relief coordinators are doing everything they can, but without the support of the galactic community, the restoration of these stations will take a long time. I therefore implore independent pilots to deliver essential commodities to the affected starports, and to evacuate civilians."

The Emperor also confirmed that Aegis is investigating reports that the Thargoids are moving towards the core systems.
Source: Galactic Leaders Renew Appeals for Aid (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a7c2524b2837d57693651ee)


Title: ED: Ram Tah's Last Hurrah
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 February 2018, 14:45:02
Ram Tah's Last Hurrah

Ram Tah, the galaxy's foremost expert on the Guardians, has revealed that his research funding will soon end. In an effort to make the most of his remaining finances, the engineer has appealed to independent pilots to deliver Guardian artefacts to his base in the Meene system.

In a statement, Ram Tah said:

"Public interest in the Guardians may have waned, but I believe there is more to learn. Only through thorough investigation and analysis can we hope to fully understand the Guardians, their technology and their relationships to other species. This knowledge could be of great importance to humanity."

The campaign has received a financial boost from Meene General Industries, which has promised to reward pilots who deliver artefacts from Guardian sites to Felice Dock in the Meene system.

The campaign begins on the 8th of February 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Ram Tah's Last Hurrah (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a7c6689b2837d70e811b97d)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 14 February 2018, 14:45:04
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are on the brink of closure:

Taine Landing, Ra
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a842b3e6789453e203e15c7)


Title: ED: The Bulwark Project
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 February 2018, 16:45:08
The Bulwark Project

The Federation has launched an initiative to develop autonomous military hardware with which to fight the Thargoids.

Federal Shadow President Felicia Winters shed further light on the initiative, which has been christened the Bulwark Project:

"As the Thargoids' aggression escalates, it's essential that we find ways to minimise casualties while continuing to protect ourselves. Aegis is doing commendable work, but it needn't be our only line of defence."

Imperial commentators have criticised the initiative, however, drawing attention to long-standing conventions against the development of artificial intelligence. Shadow President Winters was quick to dismiss such concerns, saying:

"The purpose of the Bulwark Project is to investigate alternative defence strategies, not to develop machine intelligence."

The operation has received financial support from the Momoirent Central and Co, which has placed an open order for various commodities for use in the campaign.

The campaign begins on the 15th of February 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: The Bulwark Project (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a859fd09dd29d74a968382e)


Title: ED: Ram Tah Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 February 2018, 16:45:12
Ram Tah Campaign Concludes

Ram Tah has announced that the galactic community has responded positively to his appeal for Guardian artefacts, resulting in a large number of deliveries to Felice Dock. The engineer will now subject the artefacts to extensive analysis.

As the campaign drew to a close, Ram Tah issued the following statement:

"My heartfelt thanks go to all those who supported this initiative. I've already started work and I should have something to share with you soon."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Felice Dock in the Meene system.
Source: Ram Tah Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a85a1719dd29d02a907d5f8)


Title: ED: Proactive or Reactive?
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 February 2018, 16:45:13
Proactive or Reactive?

As the Thargoids continue to wreak havoc in the Pleiades, questions are being asked about the lack of an effective military response.

Gianna Tachibana, an Imperial Senator based in the Achenar system, offered the following assessment to The Imperial Herald:

"The Pleiades is at risk of becoming a no-go zone, accessible only to the most courageous pilots. The formation of militias of independent pilots has unquestionably had an impact, as has the advantage afforded by Aegis's ongoing research. But one cannot escape the feeling that humanity is being reactive, rather than proactive."

"What is needed is a comprehensive military strategy. The time for a coordinated response is now."

Meanwhile, authorities in a number of systems have reported that sales of Thargoid-themed novelties, including toys and clothing, have skyrocketed in recent weeks. The manufacture of such merchandise has been condemned by many as insensitive.
Source: Proactive or Reactive? (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a85a1361b13ca3edb048d1c)


Title: ED: Utopia Initiative Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 February 2018, 23:45:03
Utopia Initiative Concludes

A spokesperson for the Utopia enclave has announced that its campaign has received the wholehearted support of the galactic community, resulting in a huge influx of deliveries to Chargaff Orbital. The commodities will be used to perform essential maintenance on the Sim-Archive, a repository of digitised memories.

As the campaign drew to a close, Pranav Antal released the following statement:

"Our thanks go to those who supported this campaign, which will help us safeguard the Sim-Archive for at least another century. But while the Archive is of singular importance, it does not represent the limit of our ambitions. It is my hope that we might one day be able to digitise the human consciousness, thereby transcending our physical selves."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Chargaff Orbital in the Airman Di system.
Source: Utopia Initiative Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a85a1c81b13ca19ca41c90a)


Title: ED: Proactive or Reactive?
Post by: RSSFeeder on 19 February 2018, 17:45:03
Proactive or Reactive?

As the Thargoids continue to wreak havoc in the Pleiades, questions are being asked about the lack of an effective military response.

Gianna Tachibana, an Imperial senator based in the Achenar system, offered the following assessment to The Imperial Herald:

"The Pleiades is at risk of becoming a no-go zone, accessible only to the most courageous Commanders. The formation of militias of independent pilots has unquestionably had an impact, as has the advantage afforded by Aegis's ongoing research. But one cannot escape the feeling that humanity is being reactive, rather than proactive."

"What is needed is a comprehensive military strategy. The time for a coordinated response is now."

Meanwhile, authorities in a number of systems have reported that sales of Thargoid-themed novelties, including toys and clothing, have skyrocketed in recent weeks. The manufacture of such merchandise has been condemned by many as insensitive.
Source: Proactive or Reactive? (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a85a1361b13ca3edb048d1c)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 20 February 2018, 19:45:02
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are on the brink of closure:

Yurchikhin Ring, 41 Lambda Hydrae

Trumpler Dock , Magec
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a8c31b867305f4e0a627ce5)


Title: ED: Anti-Thargoid Operation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 February 2018, 19:45:04
Anti-Thargoid Operation

Following the success of last month's Federal-Imperial operation in the HIP 17692 system, the two superpowers have once again joined forces to combat the Thargoids.

This time, the operation will focus on the Pleiades Sector OI-T c3-7 and Arietis Sector XE-Z b4 systems, where large concentrations of Thargoid ships have been reported.

The purpose of the two-pronged operation is to reduce the Thargoid presence in Pleiades Sector OI-T c3-7, and to recover black boxes and personal effects from Thargoid attack sites in Arietis Sector XE-Z b4. The former initiative is being overseen by the Merope Expeditionary Fleet, while the latter is being coordinated by the Pleiades Resource Enterprise. Pilots who support these operations will be eligible for substantial rewards.

Admiral Denton Patreus launched the campaign with the following statement:

"We know that militias of experienced combat pilots are particularly effective against the Thargoids, but we must not be complacent. Our enemies are formidable, and we underestimate them at our peril."

The campaign begins on the 22nd of February 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Anti-Thargoid Operation (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a8ee5d25f3da10323076fbf)


Title: ED: Federal Initiative Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 February 2018, 19:45:04
Federal Initiative Concludes

The Federation has announced that the Bulwark Project has reached a successful conclusion. Scores of pilots supported the campaign by delivering commodities to Jahn Dock. These will be used to research the possibility of an automated Federal defence force.

As the campaign drew to a close, Federal Shadow President Felicia Winters released a statement:

"My sincere gratitude goes to those who supported this campaign. But I want to remind you that we're still some way from a fully automated defence force. The Bulwark Project's initial remit is simply to establish the economic and military feasibility of such an enterprise."

Meanwhile, opponents have continued to voice concerns that it could lead to the development of artificial intelligence, which is outlawed throughout the galaxy.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Jahn Dock in the Momoirent system.
Source: Federal Initiative Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a8ee6340f36064f752cd607)


Title: ED: Thargoids Targeting Aegis Laboratories
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 February 2018, 18:45:03
Thargoids Targeting Aegis Laboratories

Analytical reports released by Aegis have confirmed a pattern to the Thargoids' recent starport attacks, which have left thousands dead and infrastructures crippled.

Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis's chief military liaison, made this statement:

"We have identified that the Thargoids are specifically targeting starports where Aegis laboratories are established. These include Titan's Daughter in the Taygeta system, Liman Legacy in HIP 16753 and the Oracle in the Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55."

"In conjunction with local security services and system authorities, we are increasing defensive measures at all starports where Aegis has a presence."

Professor Alba Tesreau, the organisation's chief scientific advisor, voiced additional concerns:

"Aegis research centres were set up to increase our understanding of the Thargoids, so it's clear they're attempting to prevent us investigating their technology and artefacts. Naturally we'll take precautions, but I can only wonder what a long-term solution might be. Will we have to establish laboratories in secret locations, such as bunkers or asteroids? Aegis's work is critical – only through knowledge might we establish a real relationship with this species."
Source: Thargoids Targeting Aegis Laboratories (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a9008d2a2262961452ffd2e)


Title: ED: Thargoids Targeting Aegis Laboratories
Post by: RSSFeeder on 27 February 2018, 22:45:02
Thargoids Targeting Aegis Laboratories

Analytical reports released by Aegis have confirmed a pattern to the Thargoids' recent starport attacks, which have left thousands dead and infrastructures crippled.

Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis's chief military liaison, made this statement:

"We have identified that the Thargoids are specifically targeting starports where Aegis laboratories are established. These include Titan's Daughter in the Taygeta system, Liman Legacy in HIP 16753 and the Oracle in the Pleiades Sector IR-W D1-55."

"In conjunction with local security services and system authorities, we are increasing defensive measures at all starports where Aegis has a presence."

Professor Alba Tesreau, the organisation's chief scientific advisor, voiced additional concerns:

"Aegis research centres were set up to increase our understanding of the Thargoids, so it's clear they're attempting to prevent us investigating their technology and artefacts. Naturally we'll take precautions, but I can only wonder what a long-term solution might be. Will we have to establish laboratories in secret locations, such as bunkers or asteroids? Aegis's work is critical – only through knowledge might we establish a real relationship with this species."
Source: Thargoids Targeting Aegis Laboratories (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a9008d2a2262961452ffd2e)


Title: ED: Ram Tah Searching for New Guardian Sites
Post by: RSSFeeder on 27 February 2018, 22:45:03
Ram Tah Searching for New Guardian Sites

The engineer Ram Tah, a leading expert on the mysterious Guardians, has requested help in locating undiscovered sites from the ancient alien race. He has issued the following statement:

"The artefacts recently delivered to me have been subjected to intense molecular analysis. As a result, I have deduced the possibility of Guardian sites in three specific systems: Col 173 Sector QU-O d6-25, HD 63154 and Synuefe EU-Q c21-10."

"I urge the galactic community to investigate these systems, where I believe we may find further traces of the Guardians' ancient civilisation. I appreciate that this could be a wild goose chase, but data from such sites – if they exist – would be extremely valuable."

Ram Tah has asked that any data be delivered to him at Phoenix Base in the Meene system.
Source: Ram Tah Searching for New Guardian Sites (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a95779df2583468e803a015)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 28 February 2018, 19:45:03
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are on the brink of closure:

Witt Station, Michel

Evangelisti Settlement, Hodack
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a96bc6f740a0b4276760257)


Title: ED: Protecting Colonia
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 March 2018, 23:45:02
Protecting Colonia

As the Thargoid offensive continues, authorities in Colonia have decided to step up security by building a new security installation in the region.

A spokesperson for the Colonia Council, which is overseeing the initiative, gave the following statement:

"The Thargoids have now entered the core systems, and their hostility shows no signs of abating. Meanwhile, Colonia's defensive capabilities remain limited. It is clear to us that the time to act has come."

Colonia has agreed to fund the operation, and has placed an open order for various mined resources for use in the construction. Pilots who deliver the requested resources to Dove Enigma in the Colonia system will be generously compensated.

The campaign begins on the 1st of March 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

Source: Protecting Colonia (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a98239edc862a62617d9804)


Title: ED: Arming Colonia
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 March 2018, 23:45:02
Arming Colonia

Arek Crimson Vision Corporation has launched a campaign to boost Colonia's military strength by providing the region with weapons. The initiative is a direct response to ongoing Thargoid hostility.

A spokesperson for Arek Crimson Vision Corporation elaborated on the nature of the campaign:

"Several members of our organisation have friends and family in Colonia, so we've decided to divert some cash into protecting the region. If the Thargoids come knocking, we don't want the people of Colonia to be caught with their pants down."

Arek Crimson Vision Corporation has placed an open order for a range of weapons, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver the requested goods to Gold Hub in the Arek system.

The campaign begins on the 1st of March 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Arming Colonia (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a982534740a0b475256e3fa)


Title: ED: Federal-Imperial Operation Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 March 2018, 23:45:02
Federal-Imperial Operation Concludes

Admiral Denton Patreus has announced that the joint Federal-Imperial operation in the Pleiades Sector OI-T c3-7 and Arietis Sector XE-Z b4 systems has succeeded in achieving its objectives. Scores of independent pilots supported the campaign by eliminating Thargoids, and by recovering black boxes and personal effects from Thargoid attack sites.

As the campaign drew to a close, Admiral Denton Patreus released a statement, thanking those who participated.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Orcus Crag in the Pleiades Sector OI-T c3-7 system and PRE Logistics Support Beta in the Arietis Sector XE-Z b4 system.
Source: Federal-Imperial Operation Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a9824bf78da4a2abd3af6d8)


Title: ED: Lakon Releases Alliance Chieftain
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 March 2018, 06:45:03
Lakon Releases Alliance Chieftain

The Alliance has announced a new combat ship, the Alliance Chieftain, which has been specifically designed to counter the aggression of the Thargoids.

A press release from Lakon Spaceways, which has developed the ship, stated:

"The Chieftain is a highly manoeuvrable vessel for its size and weight, offering an advantage against the renowned agility of Thargoid craft. It boasts six weapon hardpoints and also has three internal military compartments. This makes it very capable in a combat situation, and able to withstand considerable punishment."

"We believe demand will be high."

The Alliance Chieftain is now available for purchase.

Source: Lakon Releases Alliance Chieftain (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a9823e0fa392560037d3e24)


Title: ED: Week in Review
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 March 2018, 16:45:05
Week in Review

Here are this week's major stories.

Reports from independent pilots confirm that a new type of Thargoid vessel has been encountered, both in the Pleiades and on the fringes of the core systems. The ship, designated a Thargoid Scout Marauder by the Pilots Federation, are reported to be more manoeuvrable than the Thargoid Interceptor, but less resistant to weapons fire.

Meanwhile, analytical reports released by Aegis have confirmed a pattern to the Thargoids' recent starport attacks, which have left thousands dead and infrastructures crippled. Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis's chief military liaison, confirmed that the Thargoids are specifically targeting starports where Aegis laboratories are established. Defensive measures have been increased at all starports where Aegis has a presence.

Authorities in Colonia have decided to step up security by building a new security installation in the region. The Arek Crimson Vision Corporation has launched a parallel campaign to boost Colonia's military strength by providing the region with weapons. Both initiatives are a direct response to ongoing Thargoid hostility.

Finally, Admiral Denton Patreus has announced that the joint Federal-Imperial operation in the Pleiades Sector OI-T c3-7 and Arietis Sector XE-Z b4 systems has succeeded in achieving its objectives. Scores of independent pilots supported the campaign by eliminating Thargoids, and by recovering black boxes and personal effects from Thargoid attack sites.

And those are the main stories this week.

Source: Week in Review (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a9960a7049802427b2b41cd)


Title: ED: Ram Tah Announces New Discoveries
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 March 2018, 19:45:03
Ram Tah Announces New Discoveries

The engineer Ram Tah has revealed that his recent request for pilots to investigate possible Guardian sites has yielded significant discoveries. He has released this statement:

"Thanks to many courageous Commanders, we have found several new Guardian sites and recovered a great deal of data. As I theorised, the ruins are not as dead as they seem, since some are actively defended by ancient Guardian drones."

"My analysis of the data has yielded key technological information, much of which can be put to immediate practical use. This has allowed me to produce blueprints for new weaponry and power-plant systems based on Guardian designs."

"I am currently liaising with technology brokers to manufacture and distribute these devices, which I hope will benefit the galaxy in these troubled times."

Ram Tah added that he will continue to rely on the galactic community's support in unearthing further knowledge about the Guardians.

Source: Ram Tah Announces New Discoveries (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a9e5fb2efd32f7d2e46902d)


Title: ED: The Guardians: The Galaxy Reacts
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 March 2018, 16:45:05
The Guardians: The Galaxy Reacts

There has been a range of reactions to the discovery of new Guardian sites, and to Ram Tah's development of Guardian-inspired technologies.

Federal President Zachary Hudson said: "The Federation congratulates Ram Tah on his success. Anything that helps us defend our citizens from Thargoid aggression is welcome."

Imperial Admiral Denton Patreus echoed this sentiment: "I am pleased to hear that new, more powerful armaments are being produced. These will provide a tactical advantage in our conflict with the Thargoids."

Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon struck a more balanced tone: "Information is wealth, and Ram Tah's efforts to expand the boundaries of science and knowledge will make us rich indeed."

 

Meanwhile, Simguru Pranav Antal of Utopia looked to the future: "There is enormous potential for humanity to benefit from the technology of our galactic predecessors, and we look forward to sharing whatever prosperity these new discoveries may bring."

Finally, Professor Alba Tesreau, head of research at Aegis, commented: "I have already contacted Ram Tah with the hope that Aegis can study his new data. Understanding more about the Guardians may enhance our knowledge of the Thargoids, and perhaps help us to comprehend their motives."

Source: The Guardians: The Galaxy Reacts (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a9e5effaa0cd90c497474fc)


Title: ED: Arek Crimson Vision Corporation Campaign Ends
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 March 2018, 19:45:05
Arek Crimson Vision Corporation Campaign Ends

A spokesperson for Arek Crimson Vision Corporation has announced that its appeal for weapons has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to the organisation's base of operations. The weapons will now be shipped to the Colonia region.

As the campaign drew to a close, a spokesperson for Arek Crimson Vision Corporation issued a statement thanking those who supported the campaign.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Gold Hub in the Arek system.

Source: Arek Crimson Vision Corporation Campaign Ends (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a9e5e8c4a75e70b033eb7ee)


Title: ED: Colonia Initiative Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 March 2018, 19:45:05
Colonia Initiative Concludes

The Colonia Council has announced that its campaign to build a security installation in the Colonia region has been warmly received by the galactic community. Large quantities of material were delivered to Dove Enigma over the past week, allowing the initiative to move to the construction phase.

A spokesperson for the Colonia Council, which is overseeing the campaign, gave the following statement:

"The new installation will help us protect the people of Colonia from the ever-escalating Thargoid threat. Our thanks go to those who supported the campaign."
Source: Colonia Initiative Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a9e5e3befd32f0fa677e6ab)


Title: ED: Coalition of Othime Campaign
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 March 2018, 19:45:05
Coalition of Othime Campaign

The Coalition of Othime has announced plans to develop refinery facilities in its home system through the construction of a new asteroid base.

A spokesperson for the Coalition said:

"Othime relies heavily on its refineries, but those refineries are limited to small and medium cargo vessels, which limits the amount of revenue we can generate. A new asteroid base would allow us to support large ships, such as the Anaconda and Imperial Cutter, and allow us to compete with other refineries in the sector."

The organisation has placed an open order for various commodities, and has placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list to ensure that those contributing material to the campaign can do so safely. Pilots who contribute to the initiative will be generously rewarded.

The campaign begins on 8th of March 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

Source: Coalition of Othime Campaign (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a9e641baa0cd927f4544172)


Title: ED: Week in Review
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 March 2018, 15:45:04
Week in Review

Here are this week's major stories.

Several new Guardian sites have been discovered, resulting in a wealth of fresh information about the Guardians' long-lost civilisation. Some of this information has already been put to practical use by the engineer Ram Tah, who has produced blueprints for new weaponry and power-plant systems based on Guardian designs.

Several galactic figureheads reacted to the news. Federal President Zachary Hudson said: "Anything that helps us defend our citizens from Thargoid aggression is welcome", while Imperial Admiral Denton Patreus expressed hope that the new armaments would "provide a tactical advantage in our conflict with the Thargoids".

Meanwhile, Aegis has launched an operation to monitor Thargoid activity in the Pleiades Nebula. The tri-superpower initiative has established orbital surveillance installations at six locations in the Pleiades as part of the Eagle Eye initiative. The installations will monitor systems where Thargoid surface sites are known to exist.

Finally, the Coalition of Othime has announced plans to develop refinery facilities in its home system through the construction of a new asteroid base. The organisation hopes that the new base will allow it to compete with other refineries in the region.

And those are the main stories this week.

Source: Week in Review (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5aa133722fadcd6cfc3c7804)


Title: ED: Thargoid Surveillance in the Pleiades
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 March 2018, 15:45:04
Thargoid Surveillance in the Pleiades

Aegis has launched an operation to monitor Thargoid activity in the Pleiades Nebula.

Admiral Aden Tanner, chief military liaison at Aegis, made this statement:

"Our new Eagle Eye initiative will closely monitor systems where Thargoid surface sites are known to exist."

"We have established orbital surveillance installations at six locations in the Pleiades, which will measure energy-level fluctuations and track ship movements. Each installation is attended by a comms beacon that will collect the data before transmitting it to us for analysis."

Aegis has confirmed that Eagle Eye installations have been placed in the following systems:

HIP 17225

HIP 17692

HIP 17892

HR 1185

Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55

Pleiades Sector KC-V c2-4

Professor Alba Tesreau commented:

"My hope is that this initiative will greatly increase our knowledge of the Thargoids. Observing their 'natural' activities, outside of combat zones, should further our understanding of their behaviour."

Source: Thargoid Surveillance in the Pleiades (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5aa12e112e30637590761b2c)


Title: ED: Fresh Knowledge From New Guardian Sites
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 March 2018, 19:45:02
Fresh Knowledge From New Guardian Sites

Following the recent discovery of new Guardian sites, the engineer Ram Tah is seeking help from the galactic community to learn more about the long-lost civilisation.

Further details were outlined in his latest announcement:

"I have developed a decryption algorithm that will translate the codices at Guardian sites. However, pilots are reminded that accessing Guardian data is only possible when in possession of one of their artefacts."

Pilots can obtain Ram Tah's decryption algorithm from any station in the Meene system other than Felice Dock. The artefacts alluded to by Ram Tah can be found at Guardian sites. Commanders are warned to be on alert, as the sites may be defended by Guardian drones.

Ram Tah also stated: "I will be more than pleased to reimburse any pilot who successfully returns to the Meene system with a complete series of Guardian logs. There is so much more for us to discover about the Guardians and their history, and this could be a significant turning point in our understanding."

Source: Fresh Knowledge From New Guardian Sites (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5a9e6b7aefd32f51996345d2)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 March 2018, 20:45:04
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Neumann Camp, Shinrarta Dezhra

So-yeon Hub, Coma

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

Onnes Gateway, LFT 37
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5aa7eafaaddb3659f034fb5e)


Title: ED: Coalition of Othime Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 March 2018, 20:45:04
Coalition of Othime Campaign Concludes

The Coalition of Othime has announced that its campaign to build a new asteroid base has received the wholehearted support of the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots supported the appeal by delivering commodities to Levi Montalcini Dock and by eliminating agitators in Othime, thereby ensuring the safety of traders.

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

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Levi-Montalcini Dock in the Othime system.

Source: Coalition of Othime Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5aaa66a740365a43355ebb50)


Title: ED: The Purge of Socho
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 March 2018, 20:45:04
The Purge of Socho

Following reports of Thargoid incursions into the core systems, Aegis Core has launched a counter-Thargoid operation in the Socho region.

A spokesperson for Aegis Core gave the following statement to the media:

"The goal is simple: Take out Thargoid vessels, gather up the pieces, and deliver them to Dantec Enterprise. We don't know as much about the Scouts as we do the Interceptors, so we want to compare materials from both variants and find out what they are made of."

Aegis Core has appealed to independent pilots to support the operation by destroying Thargoids in Socho and by delivering Bio-Mechanical Conduits, Propulsion Elements and Weapon Parts to Dantec Enterprise. Commanders who participate in the operation will be generously rewarded.

The campaign begins on the 15th of March 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: The Purge of Socho (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5aaa63d040365a4fab270033)


Title: ED: Non Human Signal Sources in Huveang De
Post by: RSSFeeder on 16 March 2018, 17:45:03
Non Human Signal Sources in Huveang De

Local security services in the Huveang De system have announced today that there have been no new sightings of Thargoids over the last 24 hours.

The head of local security forces released the following statement:

"We do not know why the Thargoids appeared in our region of space or why they now appear to have left. We can only speculate as to their motives. However we thank all the brave pilots that came to the system to help defend against this potentially catastrophic threat."

There is speculation that the Thargoids planned to attack the system and were held back by the influx of combat pilots engaging them, while others claim that the Thargoids might be exploring or looking for resources and have simply moved on.

While no one has reported any further sighting in nearby systems, security forces in the region remain on high alert.

Source: Non Human Signal Sources in Huveang De (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5aab9c782de1d34424177dbe)


Title: ED: Thargoid Surveillance Continues
Post by: RSSFeeder on 16 March 2018, 17:45:03
Thargoid Surveillance Continues

According to Aegis, their operation to monitor Thargoid activity in the Pleiades Nebula has already begun to show results.

Aegis released the following statement on behalf of Admiral Aden Tanner, their chief military liaison:

"The new Eagle Eye installations are a success, they have identified fluctuations in Thargoid transmissions from a number of planet side structures. With the invaluable help of the members of the Pilots Federation we have identified that the new signals are pointing to locations in human space. We believe these to be identifying the location of potential Thargoid attacks and if this is proved to be the case it will be a huge break through and a validation of our work here.

We continue to monitor the Thargoid activity using the Eagle Eye installations in the Pleiades and have confirmed reports that the Eagle Eye installations have detected new signals. We urge all available pilots to investigate these changes to see if we can thwart the Thargoids."

Source: Thargoid Surveillance Continues (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5aab97a3bf2b063ade1cceca)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 21 March 2018, 00:45:03
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are on the brink of closure:

Elion Platform, Kamahu

Corte-Real Terminal, 19 Phi-2 Ceti

Kurland Hub, Belarsuk

Paulmier de Gonneville Escape, Col 285 Sector MJ-G c11-25

Boe Orbital, Abast Samo
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ab12a9fff34267b64413c95)


Title: ED: Thargoid Revelations
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 March 2018, 17:45:03
Thargoid Revelations

Aegis has published a report containing significant insights into the Thargoids. The information was provided by the engineer Ram Tah, compiled from recently decrypted logs found at Guardian sites.

Key extracts from the report are reprinted below:

"The codices indicate that the Thargoids may be an older race than the Guardians, and that the two species share a history of conflict. This hostility was a product of the Thargoids' belief that they had a pre-existing claim to the regions of space occupied by the Guardians."

"The Guardians attempted to communicate with the Thargoids, but these efforts ended in failure. They determined that the Thargoids' survival instincts were so strong that they could not tolerate any potential threat, including the proximity of another space-faring civilisation."

"It is now clear that the Guardians' defensive drones and advanced weaponry were developed principally to protect their worlds from the Thargoids. Although details are scant, it seems these war machines eventually succeeded in repelling the Thargoids."

Professor Alba Tesreau, head of research at Aegis, publicly commented on the report:

"Thanks to Ram Tah and the brave pilots who explored Guardian sites, some of our questions about the Thargoids have been answered. It is clear that our current situation echoes that of the Guardians. Our space, like theirs, was seeded with barnacles thousands of years ago, and now the Thargoids have arrived to reap the biomechanical harvest."

"We now know that the purpose of the Thargoids' ongoing military offensive is to remove humanity from what they consider their territory. If the Thargoids adopt the same modus operandi as with the Guardians, their next move will be to start aggressively mining mineral resources. There is no evidence this has yet begun, however."

Ram Tah has also made a statement about the impact of the findings:

"Until now, the Thargoids have been shrouded in mystery, and their objectives have been unclear. For the first time, we have an insight into what drives them, why they are attacking us, and what their overall goals are. This is a historically significant discovery that I believe will make a huge difference to this conflict, and perhaps to humanity's survival."

Source: Thargoid Revelations (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ab383f5b709787d505dd1a2)


Title: ED: EG Union Campaign
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 March 2018, 17:45:03
EG Union Campaign

Yuri Grom has announced an initiative to create a new shipyard in the CPC 20 6743 system. The shipyard will produce capital ships with which to defend human space from both human and alien threats.

The EG Union, acting on behalf of Yuri Grom, has placed an open order for various commodities to build the shipyard, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Lyakhov Dock in the CPC 20 6743 system. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure that pilots delivering commodities can do so safely.

The spokesperson elaborated on the nature of the campaign:

"Recent events have demonstrated that humanity is not prepared for a possible Thargoid invasion. Building a shipyard for Farragut-class ships is the first step in establishing a defensive perimeter."

"It is essential that traders do not encounter any difficulty when delivering materials, which is why the EG Pilots – Yuri Grom's elite task force – have been asked to eliminate any agitators. We are also asking independent combat pilots to help us neutralise any threats."

The campaign begins on the 22nd of March 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

Source: EG Union Campaign (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ab3831fb7097848e4581ed1)


Title: ED: Sirius Corp Announces Expansion
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 March 2018, 17:45:03
Sirius Corp Announces Expansion

The Sirius Corporation has announced that it will be expanding its presence at two locations just outside the core systems.

 

A spokesperson for Sirius made this statement:

"For some time now, the amount of traffic passing through both the Ceos and Sothis systems has been steadily increasing. Naturally, we are keen to ensure that all pilots have access to essential services."

"To this end, we are in the process of building several new starports and settlements in these systems, as well as several megaships. These will support Ceos and Sothis's residents and visitors, and provide pilots with the high standard of services that they have come to expect from Sirius Corp."

Source: Sirius Corp Announces Expansion (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ab387799274944a721ee534)


Title: ED: Socho Operation Complete
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 March 2018, 00:45:03
Socho Operation Complete

The operation to clear Socho of Thargoids has reached a successful conclusion. Scores of pilots supported the campaign by eliminating Thargoid vessels in the system, and by delivering alien material to Dantec Enterprise.

A spokesperson for Aegis Core, which oversaw the initiative, made the following statement:

"The pilots who took part in the operation have my thanks – they showed some real mettle. I can't promise the material they delivered will lead to any momentous discoveries, but you never know."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Dantec Enterprise in the Socho system.

Source: Socho Operation Complete (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ab38926b72505384d3d896a)


Title: ED: Week in Review
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 March 2018, 21:45:02
Week in Review

Here are this week's major stories.

Aegis has published a report containing significant insights into the Thargoids. The information was provided by the engineer Ram Tah, compiled from recently decrypted logs at Guardian sites. The report indicates that the Guardians and the Thargoids were once at war, due to the Thargoids' belief that they had a pre-existing claim to the regions of space occupied by the Guardians. Professor Alba Tesreau, head of research at Aegis, said: "It is clear that our current situation echoes that of the Guardians. Our space, like theirs, was seeded with barnacles thousands of years ago, and now the Thargoids have arrived to reap the biomechanical harvest."

The Aegis report has elicited a wide range of responses. Federal President Zachary Hudson said, "It is now clear that there is no reasoning with this alien menace", while Imperial Admiral Denton Patreus commented, "This new information makes it clear that the Thargoids will reject any diplomatic overtures. We must redouble our efforts to defend ourselves from their antagonism."

Meanwhile, the operation to clear Socho of Thargoids has reached a successful conclusion. Scores of pilots supported the campaign by eliminating Thargoid vessels in the system, and by delivering alien material to Dantec Enterprise. A spokesperson for Aegis Core, which oversaw the initiative, thanked those who participated.

In other news, Yuri Grom has announced an initiative to create a new shipyard in the CPC 20 6743 system. The shipyard will produce capital ships with which to defend human space from both human and alien threats.

Finally, the Sirius Corporation has announced plans to expand its presence in the Ceos and Sothis systems. The expansion will involve the construction of several new starports, settlements and megaships.

And those are the main stories this week.

Source: Week in Review (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ab510103f6f99295c4fc715)


Title: ED: Aegis Thargoid Report Causes Ripples
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 March 2018, 17:45:01
Aegis Thargoid Report Causes Ripples

A recent report from Aegis, outlining the Thargoids' history and their interactions with the Guardians, has elicited a wide range of responses.

A brief statement was released by Federal President Zachary Hudson:

"It is now clear that there is no reasoning with this alien menace. The Federation remains dedicated to wiping out any threat to our citizens."

Imperial Admiral Denton Patreus adopted a similar viewpoint:

"This new information makes it clear that the Thargoids will reject any diplomatic overtures. We must redouble our efforts to defend ourselves from their antagonism."

Meanwhile, Professor Palin observed:

"Aegis's report forewarns us, and perhaps forearms us, too. We now know that the Guardians developed technologies capable of resisting the Thargoids' aggression. Therefore, it is not unreasonable to hope that the weaponry being developed by Ram Tah, based on Guardian designs, might help us replicate the Guardians' success, and defeat the Thargoids."
Source: Aegis Thargoid Report Causes Ripples (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ab4cf7b92749430487287c8)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 27 March 2018, 20:45:04
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Elion Platform, Kamahu

Corte-Real Terminal, 19 Phi-2 Ceti

Kurland Hub, Belarsuk

Paulmier de Gonneville Escape, Col 285 Sector MJ-G c11-25

Boe Orbital, Abast Samo

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

White Enterprise, Nan Sapwe,

Ramsay Hub, Sosoling

Harvey Ring, Gl 606.1 B
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5aba4c836c7e77469c704afa)


Title: ED: EG Union Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 March 2018, 20:45:03
EG Union Campaign Concludes

The EG Union has announced that its campaign to build a shipyard in CPC 20 6743 has received the wholehearted support of the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots supported the initiative by delivering commodities to Lyakhov Dock, and by eliminating agitators in Ross 720 and surrounding systems, thereby ensuring the safety of traders.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Lyakhov Dock in the CPC 20 6743 system.
Source: EG Union Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5abbaaf96c7e775bbc0574b8)


Title: ED: Conflict in Ross 310
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 March 2018, 20:45:04
Conflict in Ross 310

Conflict has erupted between Ross 310 Natural Services, the controlling faction of the Ross 310 system, and the Ross 310 Cartel, a criminal organisation also based in Ross 310.

It is understood that the Ross 310 Cartel is attempting to overthrow Ross 310 Natural Services and assume control of the system.

Toru Jacobs, a member of Ross 310 Natural Services, issued the following statement:

"The Ross 310 Cartel is well equipped and highly organised, and there's a very real chance they could take control of the system. But the brave men and women of Ross 310 Natural Services are doing everything they can to prevent that from happening."

Both organisations have issued calls for aid, appealing to independent combat pilots for support. Commanders who participate in the conflict will be generously rewarded by their chosen faction.

Both factions have set out week-long operations to take control of the system, which will begin on the 29th of March 3304.
Source: Conflict in Ross 310 (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5aba590498711603e01f5b91)


Title: ED: Thargoid Sites Go Quiet
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 March 2018, 20:45:04
Thargoid Sites Go Quiet

Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis's chief military liaison, has released a statement concerning the Thargoid structures currently under surveillance in the Pleiades Nebula.

"Undoubtedly, the most positive outcome of our Eagle Eye initiative is that it has allowed us to determine which locations the Thargoids intend to attack. This has proved invaluable in our ongoing fight against the Thargoids."

"It appears, however, that the sites are currently dormant, as no energy-level fluctuations have been detected for several days. Hopefully this means we can look forward to a temporary reprieve from Thargoid attacks."

"Our military flagships, the Vanguard and the Acropolis, will remain on standby in HIP 21559 and Irandan until needed."
Source: Thargoid Sites Go Quiet (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5abd02addff04450ad129cc5)


Title: ED: Anti-Thargoid Megaships Deployed by Aegis
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 March 2018, 17:45:02
Anti-Thargoid Megaships Deployed by Aegis

Aegis has constructed two megaships, the Acropolis and the Vanguard, to help counter the Thargoid threat.

The announcement came from Admiral Aden Tanner, who explained the ships' purpose:

"It is vital that Aegis has a military presence in the theatre of conflict. These new ships will coordinate anti-Thargoid operations wherever they are deployed, and will support independent pilots."

"In response to recent Thargoid incursions, the Acropolis has been dispatched to the Lunguni system, while the Vanguard is operating in the Mentor system. However, their key advantage over a starport or base is their mobility, so both will periodically relocate to wherever they can be strategically effective."

Admiral Tanner went on to stress the importance of the development:

"Constructing these two gigantic vessels was a considerable undertaking for Aegis, but we are convinced the expense and effort is worthwhile. Our remit requires us to occupy a guiding role in the resistance against the Thargoids, and these megaships will bring that into focus."
Source: Anti-Thargoid Megaships Deployed by Aegis (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5aba59c254e40001335bcec8)


Title: ED: Week in Review
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 March 2018, 17:45:02
Week in Review

Here are this week's major stories.

Aegis has constructed two megaships, the Acropolis and the Vanguard, to help counter the Thargoid threat. These ships will coordinate anti-Thargoid operations and support independent pilots. Aegis has confirmed that both vessels will periodically relocate to wherever they can be strategically effective.

Meanwhile, many members of the Pilots Federation have responded to the recent Aegis report detailing the Thargoids' history. One Commander admitted he was disturbed to discover that the Thargoids had been around for millions of years, and that even the Guardians had found it difficult to stop them. But other pilots were more forthright, with one reminding the galactic community that the Thargoids are not invincible.

In other news, conflict has erupted between Ross 310 Natural Services, the controlling faction of the Ross 310 system, and the Ross 310 Cartel, a criminal organisation also based in the region. It is understood that the Ross 310 Cartel is attempting to overthrow Ross 310 Natural Services and assume control of the system. Both organisations have issued calls for aid, appealing to independent combat pilots for support.

Finally, the EG Union has announced that its campaign to build a shipyard in Ross 720 has received the wholehearted support of the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots supported the initiative by delivering commodities to Lyakhov Dock, and by eliminating agitators in Ross 720 and surrounding systems, thereby ensuring the safety of traders.

And those are the main stories this week.
Source: Week in Review (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5abcc988410e95700c34b264)


Title: ED: Independent Pilots Respond to Thargoid Revelations
Post by: RSSFeeder on 31 March 2018, 21:45:04
Independent Pilots Respond to Thargoid Revelations

Following the recent Aegis report detailing the Thargoids' history, many members of the Pilots Federation have made public statements.

"Everything is different now," said one Commander. "It was disturbing enough when the Thargoids returned. To find out they've been around for millions of years, and that even the Guardians had trouble stopping them… It's like being told that the ancient gods, the vengeful ones who smite from above, were real all along."

Other pilots had more practical concerns about the impact on the galactic community:

"What worries me is when they start up their strip-mining operation, which seems to be on the cards," said an experienced trader. "I transport ores and metals between dozens of planets. If those planets end up being gutted of minerals, that's my livelihood gone out the airlock."

There were also emotional comments from those who value space exploration:

"I bought a ship to discover what's out there, you know? To voyage into the black. But now, knowing the Thargoids were there long before us, and might have infested anywhere we go… The black's theirs already, it was always theirs!"

However, one seasoned Commander struck a belligerent tone:

"All the Aegis report tells us is that these alien scumbags can be beaten. The Guardians did it once – now it's our turn. I've fought the Thargoids in the Pleiades and I know they're not invincible. With Aegis's new weapons and now their megaships, we can make those insects wish they'd stayed in their hives."
Source: Independent Pilots Respond to Thargoid Revelations (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5aba5a996c7e773301761b84)


Title: ED: The ACS Overwatch
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 April 2018, 15:45:04
The ACS Overwatch

The Atlas Corporation has launched a campaign to build a megaship in the Lambda Arae system.

The vessel, which will be named the ACS Overwatch, will fulfil a multi-faceted role in the ongoing fight against the Thargoids.

A spokesperson for the Atlas Corporation said:

"The ACS Overwatch will serve as a coordination point for rescue missions and anti-Thargoid operations, as well as being a valuable resupply point and a safe haven for the people of Lambda Arae."

In support of this goal, the Atlas Corporation has placed an open order for various commodities, promising to reward pilots who deliver the requested goods to Redi Market in the Lambda Arae system. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure that those delivering commodities to Redi Market can do so safely.

The campaign begins on the 5th of April 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: The ACS Overwatch (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ac5d322ce417a19346e147c)


Title: ED: Privateers Alliance Campaign
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 April 2018, 15:45:04
Privateers Alliance Campaign

The Privateers Alliance has announced plans to build a military installation in the HIP 33368 system.

The installation will "reinforce the gates" by defending the core systems from Thargoid forces in the Pleiades.

A spokesperson for the Privateers Alliance released the following statement:

"We need to make a show of strength. That is why we are humbly requesting the help of the galactic community in building this installation."

"Once complete, it will allow pilots from across the galaxy – irrespective of their allegiance – to work together in resisting the Thargoid threat."

In support of this goal, the Privateers Alliance has placed an open order for various commodities, and has pledged to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Barjavel Station in the HIP 33368 system.

The campaign begins on the 5th April of 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Privateers Alliance Campaign (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ac5d40ace417a2962638d10)


Title: ED: Aisling Duval Criticises Aegis
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 April 2018, 15:45:04
Aisling Duval Criticises Aegis

In a public interview, Princess Aisling Duval levelled criticism at Aegis in relation to the ongoing Thargoid conflict.

"The people are scared," she said. "They fear that their way of life – their very existence – might vanish unless more is done to protect them. I'm not convinced Aegis is capable of doing so. The Empire has invested heavily in the organisation. Are we sure the other powers have done the same?"

"It has taken far too long for Aegis to determine why the Thargoids are attacking, and it's not clear what their strategy is now. If we are to trust them to defend humanity, we need to see more obvious progress."

Although Princess Duval has received some support for her viewpoint, The Federal Times offered a sarcastic rebuttal:

"Apart from undertaking scientific research, developing defensive systems, producing anti-Thargoid weaponry, creating the Eagle Eye surveillance network, building two military megaships and actively engaging Thargoid forces in combat…what has Aegis ever done for us?"

A media spokesperson for the Alliance was equally dismissive:

"This is nothing more than public posturing – an attention-seeking gambit from someone who is no longer as newsworthy as she once was. Aegis has made incredible breakthroughs, and is clearly dedicated to ending the Thargoid war."
Source: Aisling Duval Criticises Aegis (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ac5d1a6ce417a1f6d04f2ae)


Title: ED: Order Restored in Ross 310
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 April 2018, 22:45:03
Order Restored in Ross 310

Authorities in the Ross 310 system have confirmed that the conflict between Ross 310 Natural Services and the Ross 310 Cartel has come to an end.

Both factions received support from independent combat pilots, to whom generous rewards were promised, but ultimately there could be only one victor.

Pilots who participated in the conflict can now collect their rewards from Morey Port in the Ross 310 system.
Source: Order Restored in Ross 310 (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ac4ecda66d405498c1cedb8)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 April 2018, 22:45:03
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Corte-Real Terminal, 19 Phi-2 Ceti

Boe Orbital, Abast Samo

Harvey Ring, Gl 606.1 B

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

Asire Arena, Dakondunii

Big Pappa's Base, Andhrimi

Cayley Enterprise, Wolf 359

Dionysus, HIP 17044

Gardner Port, Salikians

Malenchenko City, Coma

McDivitt Port, Wolf 1022

Solovyev Colony, Carcinus

Stabenow Reformatory, Peregrina

Talos 1, Peregrina

Talos 2, Peregrina

Weber Dock, Meene

Wye-Delta Station, Carcinus
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ac629c6cd2d1d5bb017aee3)


Title: ED: New Designs from Technology Brokers
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 April 2018, 19:45:03
New Designs from Technology Brokers

A range of new Guardian-inspired modules are now available from the galaxy's technology brokers. These modules have been developed by the engineer Ram Tah, following his acquisition of data from Guardian sites.

Pilots can now purchase a Guardian power distributor, a Guardian FSD booster and a Guardian shard cannon. The cannon is available in both fixed and turreted versions.

An independent engineering specialist made this comment:

"These Guardian-human hybrid modules offer additional resilience and firepower – both very welcome to Commanders flying combat missions. By taking advantage of the Guardians' expertise, we may be able to replicate their success in fighting the Thargoids."
Source: New Designs from Technology Brokers (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ac6393b5f314a6a0f15ca55)


Title: ED: Genesis of the Thargoids?
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 April 2018, 19:45:04
Genesis of the Thargoids?

Professor Cora Shaw, director of the Palin Institute, has published a paper speculating on the origin of the Thargoids.

Extracts from her paper are reprinted below:

"Considering the Thargoids' impact on our civilisation, it is disturbing that we still know so little about them. Information from Guardian sites has shed some light on the Thargoids' ancient history, but it's clear they were an established spacefaring species long before they encountered the Guardians. So where did the Thargoids come from?"

"We know that the Thargoids are insectoid in nature with an affinity for ammonia-based worlds. This suggests they may have evolved in a harsh, low-temperature environment, which might explain their overdeveloped survival instincts and aggressive nature. But we also know the Thargoids are experts in bioengineering, so they may have augmented their own biology to a point where natural evolutionary processes are meaningless."

"Since much of the Milky Way remains uncharted, the Thargoid homeworld might be just beyond known space or on the other side of the galaxy – if it exists at all. It's possible they are now a nomadic species, existing entirely in space, or within fabricated hives of some kind. It may even be that they have journeyed across millions of light years, from Andromeda or beyond, like a swarm of locusts seeking fresh crops to consume."

"Other theories are more esoteric but worthy of exploration. We know that their vessels are capable of hovering in hyperspace, suggesting that witch-space is comfortable for them. Could living beings actually originate from hyperspace?"

"Alternatively, they may be using hyperspace as a conduit from a dimensional plane entirely separate from real space. The Thargoids may not just be extragalactic in origin, but extra-universal."
Source: Genesis of the Thargoids? (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ac6383563e2f04e9a610f73)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 April 2018, 19:45:02
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Boe Orbital, Abast Samo

Corte-Real Terminal, 19 Phi-2 Ceti

Harvey Ring, Gl 606.1 B

Asire Arena, Dakondunii

Cayley Enterprise, Wolf 359

McDivitt Port, Wolf 1022

Solovyev Colony, Carcinus

Stabenow Reformatory, Peregrina

Talos 1, Peregrina

Talos 2, Peregrina

Weber Dock, Meene

Wye-Delta Station, Carcinus

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

Altshuller Port, Monoto

Antonelli Station, HR 1201

Beadle Port, Pyemma

Hansen Station, HIP 95256

Reed Dock, Monoto

Thomas' Claim, Telin
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5accd4a2a987a101ad67db80)


Title: ED: Signal Could be Ancient Probe
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 April 2018, 16:45:01
Signal Could be Ancient Probe

Astronomers based in the Sol system may have detected a signal from New Horizons, a space probe launched in 2006 with a mission to study various objects in the Kuiper belt.

One of the astronomers responsible for the find said:

"New Horizons was launched over a thousand years ago, so this is potentially quite an exciting discovery. We haven't been able to pinpoint the object's precise location, but our data indicates that it is approximately 1,726,716 light seconds from the sun and 1,526,050 light seconds from 90377 Sedna. Perhaps some intrepid explorer will seek it out, and confirm our suspicions!"
Source: Signal Could be Ancient Probe (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5accd2fd15e10f53311e18fc)


Title: ED: Support for Aisling Duval
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 April 2018, 16:45:01
Support for Aisling Duval

Princess Aisling Duval's recent comments about the effectiveness of Aegis have attracted a measure of support.

One of the most prominent figures to express solidarity is Imperial Senator Pal Vespasian, who said:

"One cannot accuse Aegis of being completely ineffective, but perhaps Her Highness has correctly gauged the mood of the people. A handful of minor victories is simply not enough to allay widespread fear of conquest. There can be no half measures in this situation – if we do not defeat the Thargoids, our civilisation could fall."

Meanwhile, Commodore Riri McAllister of the Alliance Defence Force said:

"I can certainly refute Princess Duval's suggestion that the other powers have not made equal contributions to Aegis. She makes a good point, however, with regard to military strategy. Greater transparency around Aegis's long-term plans would lead to a more coordinated effort in resisting Thargoid forces."

Jast Fernández, chief editor of an independent media outlet, focused on how the public might be starting to view the princess differently:

"We know that Aisling is widely seen as the stereotypical heiress – materially prosperous but intellectually deficient – but could this have been a public mask that she is now discarding? Or perhaps the young princess is finally maturing, and developing some genuine critical faculty? Either way, it's no surprise that she's found an audience – something she has always excelled at."
Source: Support for Aisling Duval (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5acf23cdd6d6ba17992b3e6b)


Title: ED: Rind Gold Electronics Org Campaign
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 April 2018, 22:45:05
Rind Gold Electronics Org Campaign

The Empire has announced an initiative to bolster the superpower's military strength. The initiative centres on a new training programme designed to create the next generation of starship pilots.

A spokesperson for the Rind Gold Electronics Org, which is overseeing the initiative, released the following statement:

"Over the past six months, a research group based in Achenar has developed a state-of-the-art training programme designed to cultivate applicants' reflexes, coordination, perception and cognitive abilities. Provisional tests indicate that students in the full flush of youth, unburdened with superfluous knowledge, respond extremely well to the programme, resulting in combat pilots of unprecedented skill."

In support of this initiative, the Rind Gold Electronics Org has placed an open order for research materials, which will be used to manufacture essential apparatus. The organisation has also issued an appeal for a range of mined resources, which will be used to construct a dedicated training centre for the new programme.

The campaign begins on the 12th of April 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Rind Gold Electronics Org Campaign (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5acdd2a2928c691e18255c76)


Title: ED: Atlas Corporation Initiative Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 April 2018, 22:45:05
Atlas Corporation Initiative Concludes

A spokesperson for the Atlas Corporation has announced that its campaign to build a megaship in the Lambda Arae system has reached a successful conclusion. Hundreds of pilots supported the initiative by delivering commodities to Redi Market and by eliminating agitators in Lambda Arae, thereby allowing traders to operate safely.

As the campaign drew to a close, a spokesperson for the Atlas Corporation released the following statement:

"We would like to thank the pilots who helped us achieve our goal. We appreciate the assistance of each and every one of you."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Redi Market in the Lambda Arae system.
Source: Atlas Corporation Initiative Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5acdd597a987a150d41ecd9c)


Title: ED: Privateer's Alliance Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 April 2018, 22:45:05
Privateer's Alliance Campaign Concludes

A spokesperson for the Privateer's Alliance has announced that its appeal for commodities has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Barjavel Station, the organisation's base of operations.

Construction will now begin on a new military installation in the HIP 33368 system to resist the Thargoid threat.

The Privateer's Alliance has extended its gratitude to those who supported the campaign.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Barjavel Station in the HIP 33368 system.
Source: Privateer's Alliance Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5acdd6ba0c941c4ab82d6184)


Title: ED: Pirates vs Thargoids?
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 April 2018, 19:45:03
Pirates vs Thargoids?

A new independent report suggests that piracy has declined across occupied space since the return of the Thargoids.

Dr Jin Rameer, who runs a socio-political think tank, made the following observations in her report:

"Statistics show a significant reduction in piracy and criminal behaviour since the Thargoid presence was confirmed. But the reason has not come under scrutiny until now."

"Has the presence of an alien threat dampened felons' appetite for preying on fellow humans? It's widely understood that communities become stronger when faced with a common enemy, so perhaps one positive consequence of the Thargoids' return is the dissolution of barriers between social groups."

"Alternatively, those attracted to piracy may find a greater – and less morally troubling – thrill in turning their weapons on non-human targets. Whether or not their motives are altruistic, criminal elements may be transforming into defenders of the very societies they have previously terrorised."

But a spokesperson for security forces in the Pegasi Sector responded:

"Dr Rameer needs to get out of her comfortable office and into the black. The Kumo Crew have raided dozens of systems in recent months, taking advantage of the fact that our forces are tied up with the Thargoids. Believe me, Archon Delaine sees the Thargoids as an opportunity, not a common enemy. The pirates don't care if the galaxy burns, as long as their pockets are full."
Source: Pirates vs Thargoids? (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5acdd3bd0c941c291b44130f)


Title: ED: Week in Review
Post by: RSSFeeder on 14 April 2018, 16:45:05
Week in Review

Here are this week's major stories.

Princess Aisling Duval's comments about Aegis have attracted a measure of support. One Imperial senator suggested that Duval had "correctly gauged the mood of the people", while another commentator suggested that her comments were a sign of maturity.

Meanwhile, an independent report suggests that piracy has declined since the return of the Thargoids. The author of the report has suggested that the presence of an alien threat has dampened felons' appetite for preying on fellow humans. Security forces in the Pegasi Sector have refuted these suggestions, however.

The Empire has announced plans to build a new training centre for novice pilots, and has placed an open order for research materials and mined resources for use in the construction. Once complete, the centre will be home to a state-of-the-art training programme designed to create the next generation of starship pilots.

In other news, astronomers based in the Sol system may have detected a signal from New Horizons, a space probe launched in 2006 with a mission to study various objects in the Kuiper belt. One of the astronomers responsible for the find gave details of the object's approximate location, and encouraged explorers to seek it out.

Finally, a spokesperson for the Atlas Corporation has announced that its campaign to build a megaship has reached a successful conclusion. A parallel initiative from the Privateers Alliance has also achieved its aims, after the organisation's appeal for commodities was enthusiastically received by the galactic community.

And those are the main stories this week.
Source: Week in Review (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5acdf81ea987a1184046df6e)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 17 April 2018, 19:45:03
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Altshuller Port, Monoto

Antonelli Station, HR 1201

Asire Arena, Dakondunii

Boe Orbital, Abast Samo

Corte-Real Terminal, 19 Phi-2 Ceti

Hansen Station, HIP 95256

Harvey Ring, Gl 606.1 B

McDivitt Port, Wolf 1022

Reed Dock, Monoto

Solovyev Colony, Carcinus

Talos 1, Peregrina

Talos 2, Peregrina

Thomas' Claim, Telin

Wye-Delta Station, Carcinus

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

Bokeili Ring, HIP 33368

Farmer Laboratory, Ling Deti

Ford Hub, Khaka

Hutton Dock, Khaka

Kanwar Orbital, Tz'utuls

Kremmen's Respite, Kioti 368

Rand Dock, HIP 33368

Rigaux Survey, HIP 22229

Tanner City, V886 Centauri

Walker Port, HIP 14886

Wegner Market, Rind

Wollheim Vision, Fuelum

Young Station, Ling Deti
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ad5db601ebf117e9b3f810b)


Title: ED: Peace in Her Time: A Profile of Jasmina Halsey
Post by: RSSFeeder on 19 April 2018, 18:45:02
Peace in Her Time: A Profile of Jasmina Halsey

Independent journalist Chukwuma Grant has published an article on peace activist and former Federal President Jasmina Halsey. Grant has described the report as a wide-ranging analysis that addresses "the political impact of a politician renouncing politics".

Key extracts from the article are reprinted below:

"Some believe that Jasmina Halsey always intended to defect from the Federation and join the Alliance, where she currently acts as an advisor to Prime Minister Edmund Mahon. Others assert that after years of inhumane politics, her conscience broke through – that she sought meaning by helping others and striving for concord between the powers."

"But it was Starship One's destruction that transformed Halsey – something that she herself could not possibly have planned. Her subsequent 'visions' made her politically toxic, at least as far as the Federation was concerned, allowing her to simply walk away from presidential life. In that escape pod, she escaped from more than an exploding ship – she escaped her previous self."

"Critics argue that Halsey's extraordinary claims of encountering super-intelligent beings and seeing paradise are meaningless without evidence. And yet, in a cosmos containing Thargoids and Guardians, can they be easily dismissed? Or are her outlandish claims designed to cultivate a following among the disenfranchised and make her into a messianic figure?"

"If Halsey is walking a deliberate path, it remains an unstable one. Many in the Alliance have questioned why their leader is taking advice from a former psychiatric patient, let alone an ex-Federal President. Whether she is a visionary, a lunatic or a brilliant political manipulator remains to be seen."
Source: Peace in Her Time: A Profile of Jasmina Halsey (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ad865b027293e25227d1ef2)


Title: ED: The Rekohu Project
Post by: RSSFeeder on 19 April 2018, 18:45:02
The Rekohu Project

Angeli Imperial Enterprises, one of the Empire's key suppliers of foodstuffs and other consumables, has announced plans to build a Bowman-class science vessel.

The construction initiative, dubbed the Rekohu Project, will allow the organisation to increase the biodiversity of its crops. Once complete, the megaship will be deployed to the PLAA AIN Sector to research life on Earth-like worlds.

The organisation's spokesperson, Commander Blain Crighton, released the following statement:

"For a civilisation with near-limitless energy and the ability to cross the stars in the blink of an eye, how is it that we still have systems experiencing famine? The Rekohu Project is an effort to change that, and to find new ways to keep even the poorest fed."

In support of this goal, Angeli Imperial Enterprises has placed an open order for various commodities, promising to reward pilots who deliver these goods to Kanai Enterprise in the Blido Piru system. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure that those delivering goods to the starport can do so safely.

The campaign begins on the 19th of April 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: The Rekohu Project (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ad8675c899448148d353574)


Title: ED: Rind Gold Electronics Org Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 19 April 2018, 18:45:02
Rind Gold Electronics Org Campaign Concludes

The Rind Gold Electronics Org Campaign has announced that its campaign has reached a successful conclusion. Large quantities of research materials and mined resources were delivered to Wegner Market over the past week, allowing the Empire to proceed with the construction of a new pilot-training centre.

A spokesperson for the Rind Gold Electronics Org released the following statement:

"As the dangers facing humanity become more potent, we must not become overly reliant on technology. Instead we must seek to cultivate the human mind, and unlock its boundless potential."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Wegner Market in the Rind system.
Source: Rind Gold Electronics Org Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ad866a527293e1d6d325132)


Title: ED: Imperial Senator Murdered
Post by: RSSFeeder on 20 April 2018, 20:45:03
Imperial Senator Murdered

Imperial Senator Nestor Cartesius has been found dead at his home on Capitol. Regional media streams have confirmed that his death is being treated as a homicide.

Captain Seutonia of the Imperial Internal Security Service conveyed the facts at a press conference:

"The body of Senator Cartesius was discovered in the early hours of this morning. There were no signs of a struggle, but we did discover a note that we assume was deliberately placed there by the murderer. The note read: 'For Jameson'."

"As is well known, last year the ship of historical figure Commander John Jameson was located, following his final mission on behalf of the now-defunct Intergalactic Naval Research Arm. Presumably, this is the Jameson to whom the note refers."

"IISS analysts have confirmed that Nestor Cartesius was directly descended from a senior member of the INRA. We therefore believe that this crime is connected to the recent rediscovery of INRA outposts. Our working hypothesis is that the motive was revenge, driven by perceived misconduct on the part of both the INRA and Cartesius's ancestor."

Captain Seutonia concluded by saying the investigation was ongoing.

Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval made a brief statement:

"The Empire has lost one of its staunchest champions – one whose name will never be forgotten. Rest assured that we will do everything in our power to find those responsible and bring them swiftly to justice."
Source: Imperial Senator Murdered (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ad9b55f510d18391e4b1726)


Title: ED: Week in Review
Post by: RSSFeeder on 21 April 2018, 16:45:04
Week in Review

Here are this week's major stories.

Imperial Senator Nestor Cartesius has been found dead at his home on Capitol. His death is being treated as a homicide. A note found at the crime scene and believed to have been written by the murderer read: 'For Jameson'. It has been confirmed that Cartesius was descended from a senior member of the INRA and it is assumed that the motive for the killing was revenge, driven by perceived misconduct on the part of both the INRA and the senator's ancestor.

Independent journalist Chukwuma Grant has published an article on peace activist and former Federal President Jasmina Halsey. In the article, Grant is open minded about Halsey's claims of encountering super-intelligent beings, while suggesting that her statements might be designed to cultivate a following among the disenfranchised. Grant concludes by saying: "Whether she is a visionary, a lunatic or a brilliant political manipulator remains to be seen."

Meanwhile, Angeli Imperial Enterprises has announced plans to build a Bowman-class science vessel. Once complete, the megaship will research life on Earth-like worlds and allow the organisation to increase the biodiversity of its crops. In support of this goal, Angeli Imperial Enterprises has placed an open order for various commodities, and placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure that those contributing to the campaign can do so safely.

Finally, the Rind Gold Electronics Org has announced that its campaign has reached a successful conclusion. Large quantities of research materials and mined resources were delivered to Wegner Market over the past week, allowing the Empire to proceed with the construction of a new pilot-training centre. A spokesperson for the Rind Gold Electronics Org said: "As the dangers facing humanity become more potent, we must seek to cultivate the human mind, and unlock its boundless potential."

And those are the main stories this week.
Source: Week in Review (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ad86839553ee60e3e10306a)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 April 2018, 01:45:02
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Antonelli Station, HR 1201

Asire Arena, Dakondunii

Boe Orbital, Abast Samo

Ford Hub, Khaka

Hutton Dock, Khaka

Kanwar Orbital, Tz'utuls

Solovyev Colony, Carcinus

Thomas' Claim, Telin

Walker Port, HIP 14886

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

Ali Point, Pehuti

Asimov Dock, Omicron Ursae Majoris

Auld Platform, Djirupatha

Baudin Relay, Li Chen Yun

Bear Settlement, HIP 32350

Born Hub, Amemakarna

Bulychev Laboratory, Lyncis Sector KM-V b2-3

Canonn Institute, Col 285 Sector IX-T d3-43

Eskridge Mine, Saptara

Extra Refinery, Azrael

Gaiman Beacon, Onyayp

Holdstock Beacon, Kamchadals

Kimberlin's Inheritance, Lyncis Sector DQ-Y c9

Makeev Plant, Lyncis Sector MH-V b2-3

Noli Enterprise, HIP 32135

Piccard Escape, Lyncis Sector DQ-Y c15

Pike Works, Agarahma

Qureshi Enterprise, Khaka

Raymo's R and R and R, Cardea

Robinson Landing, HIP 32350

Russell Platform, Alklhaluana

Shaikh Mines, Agarahma
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5adf42ac716af70e855ab538)


Title: ED: Utopia Plans for Humanity's Extinction
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 April 2018, 15:45:05
Utopia Plans for Humanity's Extinction

An announcement from Simguru Pranav Antal, leader of Utopia, has addressed the possibility that humanity may lose the conflict against the Thargoids.

"For many years, our Sim-Archive has bridged the past and the future by digitally preserving the memories of countless deceased individuals. Should there come a time when our physical selves no longer exist, it is the Sim-Archive alone that will preserve humankind's essence."

"As such, in these volatile times, our priority is to ensure that the Sim-Archive survives humanity's potential extermination. We urge all galactic citizens to join Utopia and help the collective soul of our species live on."

Commander Solveig Smith, who has fought the Thargoids in the Pleiades, commented:

"Antal makes it sound like we are about to be wiped out, which is far from the truth. Things are tough right now, but we're a long way off having to convert the whole human race into software!"

A more practical concern was raised by Marquis Felix Novantico, a retired military strategist for the Imperial Navy:

"Pranav Antal's pessimism notwithstanding, an increase in security for his Sim-Archive is logically sound. The data it contains makes it a valuable prize for our enemy. Should the Thargoids gain access to it, it could lead to a better understanding of human psychology, and allow them to anticipate our tactics more effectively."
Source: Utopia Plans for Humanity's Extinction (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5adf3499b14e287e736eb6de)


Title: ED: The Biggest Party of 3304
Post by: RSSFeeder on 27 April 2018, 00:45:05
The Biggest Party of 3304

The Vadimo Patrons of Law, an Imperial organisation based in Vadimo, has announced plans to host an elaborate soirée in the Vadimo system.

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

"Let's be honest, things aren't great at the moment. We've got aggressive aliens on the doorstep and no one seems entirely sure what to do about it. So we thought – why not throw a big party? Give the people of Vadimo a chance to forget about their worries for a night. We want this to be the best party the system has ever seen. Or at least the best one of 3304."

To ensure that the event is a success, Vadimo Patrons of Law has placed an open order for a range of commodities, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these goods to Sikorsky Station. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to guarantee that those delivering commodities to Sikorsky Station can do so safely.

The campaign begins on the 26th of April 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: The Biggest Party of 3304 (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ae1a3ea4ba5241c051383ba)


Title: ED: Senator's Death Raises Questions about INRA
Post by: RSSFeeder on 27 April 2018, 20:45:02
Senator's Death Raises Questions about INRA

The murder of Imperial Senator Nestor Cartesius has led to widespread public speculation, along with an increased interest in the activities of the Intergalactic Naval Reserve Arm.

Dr Oskar Kincaid, an Alliance historian, examined the backdrop to the case:

"The INRA has always been viewed with suspicion. Contemporaneous records suggest that it was involved in biochemical warfare against the Thargoids during their original incursion in the 3100s. There were even rumours of experimentation on live Thargoid subjects, but at the time many saw this as the only way to halt a superior hostile force."

"Why this shadowy operation from one and a half centuries ago should now result in an Imperial senator's death is a matter of conjecture. But there are many documented cases of retroactive retribution, where one family – or its followers – seeks atonement from another. History's course is often diverted by the flow of bloodlines."

Jast Fernández, chief editor of an independent media outlet, made more candid observations:

"It's clear that the killer was motivated by the recent discovery of Commander Jameson's ship, and the logs that prove he was manipulated and sacrificed by the INRA. If one of Cartesius's great-grandparents was responsible, of course that would make him a target. And although it's hard to condone murder, it's also difficult not to see this as an ethically grey area. The INRA's betrayal of Jameson is a monstrous injustice that cries out for redemption."

Imperial newsfeeds featured an appeal from Senator Pal Vespasian:

"The loss of my friend and colleague in the Senate is a terrible tragedy. I ask that Nestor's family be given space to grieve."

Captain Niamh Seutonia, who is leading the IISS investigation, also released a brief statement:

"Assumptions regarding Senator Cartesius's death are unhelpful at this stage. We are currently pursuing forensic leads from the crime scene as well as undertaking background research. I will keep the public apprised of the facts."
Source: Senator's Death Raises Questions about INRA (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ae1a2f17249f74fb05477e7)


Title: ED: Week in Review
Post by: RSSFeeder on 28 April 2018, 16:45:03
Week in Review

Here are this week's major stories.

Simguru Pranav Antal, leader of Utopia, has addressed the possibility that humanity may lose the conflict against the Thargoids. In a public statement, he suggested that the Sim-Archive – a digital repository of human memories – could be the key to humanity's survival, should the Thargoids overwhelm the human race.

Meanwhile, the murder of Imperial Senator Nestor Cartesius has led to widespread public speculation. One commentator speculated that the killer was "motivated by the discovery of John Jameson's ship, and the logs that prove he was manipulated and sacrificed by the INRA". A member of the Imperial Internal Security Service confirmed that the organisation was pursuing forensic leads from the crime scene.

In other news, the Vadimo Patrons of Law have announced plans to host an elaborate soirée in the Vadimo system. A spokesperson for the organisation said, "We've got aggressive aliens on the doorstep and no one seems entirely sure what to do about it. So we thought – why not throw a big party?"

Finally, Angeli Imperial Enterprises has announced that its campaign to build a Bowman-class science vessel has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Scores of pilots supported the initiative by delivering commodities to Kanai Enterprise and by eliminating agitators in Blido Piru, thereby ensuring the safety of traders.

And those are the main stories this week
Source: Week in Review (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ae33228b0fcc355d41ae005)


Title: ED: Week in Review
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 April 2018, 23:45:02
Week in Review

Here are this week's major stories.

Simguru Pranav Antal, leader of Utopia, has addressed the possibility that humanity may lose the conflict against the Thargoids. In a public statement, he suggested that the Sim-Archive – a digital repository of human memories – could be the key to humanity's survival, should the Thargoids overwhelm the human race.

Meanwhile, the murder of Imperial Senator Nestor Cartesius has led to widespread public speculation. One commentator speculated that the killer was "motivated by the discovery of John Jameson's ship, and the logs that prove he was manipulated and sacrificed by the INRA". A member of the Imperial Internal Security Service confirmed that the organisation was pursuing forensic leads from the crime scene.

In other news, the Vadimo Patrons of Law have announced plans to host an elaborate soirée in the Vadimo system. A spokesperson for the organisation said, "We've got aggressive aliens on the doorstep and no one seems entirely sure what to do about it. So we thought – why not throw a big party?"

Finally, Angeli Imperial Enterprises has announced that its campaign to build a Bowman-class science vessel has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Scores of pilots supported the initiative by delivering commodities to Kanai Enterprise and by eliminating agitators in Blido Piru, thereby ensuring the safety of traders.

And those are the main stories this week.
Source: Week in Review (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ae33228b0fcc355d41ae005)


Title: ED: Antal's Pessimism Triggers Backlash
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 May 2018, 18:45:04
Antal's Pessimism Triggers Backlash

Many key figures have contested Pranav Antal's suggestion that humanity could lose the conflict against the Thargoids.

Federal Shadow President Felicia Winters commented:

"It's surprising to hear such a dystopian prediction from the leader of Utopia! I know Antal's heart is in the right place when he talks about preparing for the far future, but our focus should be on the present. The Thargoid threat has prompted an unprecedented level of inter-power cooperation, and this positive approach is what we must concentrate on."

Admiral Aden Tanner made a statement on behalf of Aegis:

"Let me make this clear: our enemy may be powerful, but they are far from achieving victory. With our AX weaponry and new megaships, Aegis is leading an effective resistance against Thargoid forces."

Further refutation came from Li Yong-Rui, CEO of the Sirius Corporation:

"With all due respect to Antal, his peculiar vision of humanity surviving as a mass of digital ghosts cannot be taken seriously. It's not as if civilisation is on the edge of collapse – for most of us it remains business as usual. Our survival instincts and ingenuity will keep our societies functioning for a long time to come."
Source: Antal's Pessimism Triggers Backlash (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5aeae28e7d387844d650ef2e)


Title: ED: Vadimo Patrons of Law Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 May 2018, 18:45:04
Vadimo Patrons of Law Campaign Concludes

The Vadimo Patrons of Law has announced that its campaign has received the unalloyed support of the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots supported the campaign by delivering commodities to Sikorsky Station and by eliminating agitators in Vadimo, thereby protecting traders participating in the initiative. The delivered goods will be used to throw an elaborate party for the people of Vadimo.

The Vadimo Patrons of Law has extended its gratitude to those who supported the campaign.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Sikorsky Station in the Vadimo system.
Source: Vadimo Patrons of Law Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5aead6c07d38787f2c16c90d)


Title: ED: Defending the Sim-Archive
Post by: RSSFeeder on 03 May 2018, 18:45:04
Defending the Sim-Archive

The Utopia commune has launched a project to build a military installation in its home system to defend the Sim-Archive from potential Thargoid attack.

Dr Leigh Constantinides, a spokesperson for Utopia, made this announcement:

"Following recent observations by the respected strategist Marquis Novantico, we accept that the Sim-Archive requires increased protection to prevent its knowledge from falling into the wrong hands. Our partner organisation, the Narri Justice Party, is therefore overseeing the construction of a new security installation. We beseech the galactic community to support this worthy endeavour."

Independent pilots are requested to deliver construction materials to Bobko City in the Narri system. To protect traders, the Narri Justice Party has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list operating in the system.

The campaign begins on the 3rd of May 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Defending the Sim-Archive (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5aeae37ed71b1a6f1923014d)


Title: ED: Covert Organisation Discovered
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 May 2018, 21:45:04
Covert Organisation Discovered

The Imperial Internal Security Service has discovered that the murderer of Senator Nestor Cartesius was acting on behalf of a secret organisation.

Captain Niamh Seutonia, leading the IISS investigation into Cartesius's death, made this statement:

"We had determined Senator Cartesius was killed by a nerve toxin, and that whoever administered it was trained in circumventing security. Our leads pointed to an ex-member of the Imperial Guard now operating as a freelance assassin. We tracked her to her hideout, where she resisted arrest. Unfortunately, in the subsequent exchange of gunfire, we had no choice but to eliminate the assassin."

"Examination of the killer's communication equipment confirmed that she was hired to kill Cartesius and deliver the 'For Jameson' message. Her employers identified themselves as the League of Reparation. It seems that the motive was indeed revenge – the League's avowed goal is to secure 'justice for the victims of the INRA's crimes'."

"We are now widening our investigation and establishing a taskforce. The IISS will uncover this organisation and eradicate it before it can commit further atrocities."

When asked if anyone connected to the INRA might be at risk, Captain Seutonia replied:

"That is a distinct possibility. If the League of Reparation is targeting the descendants of those involved in the INRA's activities, there are potentially thousands who may be targeted, and not just in the Empire. To that end I have already made contact with my counterparts in the Federation and the Alliance, and invited them to work with our taskforce."
Source: Covert Organisation Discovered (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5aeaeeb2d71b1a7d5c760e78)


Title: ED: Aegis Responds to Concern over Thargoid Incursions
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 May 2018, 18:45:03
Aegis Responds to Concern over Thargoid Incursions

There has been widespread disquiet over recent reports that Thargoid ships have been encountered in the core systems.

The level of anxiety is exemplified by political spokesperson Councillor Rasmus Tseng, who said:

"For months now, communities in the core systems have been living in a state of fear, wondering which will be the next to be targeted. The Thargoids have been striking at starports in the region one by one, and nobody is able to stop them! Why are the powers doing so little? Where are our defences, our fleets? Surely the core systems cannot be so vulnerable?"

Admiral Aden Tanner, chief military liaison for Aegis, directly addressed these concerns:

"Reports that the Thargoids are encroaching upon the core systems en masse are grossly overstated. Although they have crossed the threshold, all we have seen so far are localised incidents in fringe systems. This is not a full-scale invasion, and it does not warrant large fleet movements of the kind that have been suggested."

"Rest assured: the enemy is contained. There is no need for panic. Courageous independent pilots, armed with Aegis technology, are doing a superb job at halting the Thargoids' progress. It's to be expected that we suffer occasional losses in this conflict, but these do not indicate an impending catastrophe."
Source: Aegis Responds to Concern over Thargoid Incursions (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5af2cfb2b6817276b1137812)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 May 2018, 01:45:04
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Bear Settlement, HIP 32350

Boe Orbital, Abast Samo

Dantec Enterprise, Socho

Edmondson Station, Liv

Extra Refinery, Azrael

Ford Hub, Khaka

Hutton Dock, Khaka

Qureshi Enterprise, Khaka

Raymo's R and R and R, Cardea

Rennie Hub, Yorua

Shaikh Mines, Agarahma

Singer Orbital, Matsya

Solovyev Colony, Carcinus

Thomas' Claim, Telin

Walker Port, HIP 14886

Zindell Enterprise, Waikino

Zindell Laboratory, Lyncis Sector DQ-Y c15

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Sturckow Port, SPOCS 253

Suri Gateway, Vesuvit

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

Bobko City, Narri

Hind Mine, T Tauri

Landsteiner Orbital, Bok

Regiomontanus Dock, Tjapurnaru

Salgari Enterprise, Mawa

Tygerlily-Merlyn Pleasuredome, Cardea

Woolley Orbital, Tchernobog
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5af1babbde3bdd4db57de764)


Title: ED: Utopia Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 May 2018, 22:45:06
Utopia Campaign Concludes

The Utopia campaign to construct a military installation in its home system has now concluded. Many traders delivered a huge quantity of construction material to Bobko City, which will be used to build defences for the Sim-Archive. Other independent pilots protected the operation by eliminating pirate vessels.

Utopia's spokesperson, Dr Leigh Constantinides, expressed her gratitude:

"On behalf of Utopia, I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to support this project. We hope that this will safeguard the Sim-Archive for the benefit of all our descendants."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Bobko City in the Narri system.
Source: Utopia Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5af42c2b743e4b0b2555bd82)


Title: ED: New Prisoner Facilities in Veroklist
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 May 2018, 22:45:06
New Prisoner Facilities in Veroklist

The Empire has announced plans to construct a new Riker-Class Prison Ship in the Veroklist system.

Once complete, the ship will house criminals who accepted a period of Imperial slavery in lieu of a jail sentence, but who have proved to be too dangerous or unstable for such corrective punishment.

The Moritasgus Imperial Corporation, which is overseeing the initiative, has placed an open order for Imperial slaves and non-lethal weapons, promising to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Vaucouleurs Vision in the Veroklist system. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure those contributing commodities to the campaign can do so safely.

Moritasgus Imperial Corporation spokesperson Superintendent Arnold Cochran released the following statement:

"We are pleased the Empire has awarded us this contract, and we look forward to the first ships arriving with our new guests."

The campaign begins on the 10th May 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: New Prisoner Facilities in Veroklist (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5af42ccc3cb59016947f8a16)


Title: ED: Week in Review
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 May 2018, 16:45:02
Week in Review

Here are this week's major stories.

There has been widespread disquiet over recent reports that Thargoid ships have been encountered in the core systems. Admiral Aden Tanner, chief military liaison for Aegis, addressed these concerns, saying, "Reports that the Thargoids are encroaching upon the core systems en masse are grossly overstated. The enemy is contained."

Meanwhile, a multi-agency taskforce investigating the League of Reparation, the organisation responsible for the murder of Senator Nestor Cartesius, has made significant progress. Captain Niamh Seutonia of the IISS confirmed that the League is better organised and more widely spread than first suspected, and that all evidence points to an extremely committed group.

The Empire has announced plans to construct a new Riker-Class Prison Ship in the Veroklist system. Once complete, the ship will house criminals who accepted a period of Imperial slavery in lieu of a jail sentence, but who have proved to be too dangerous or unstable for such corrective punishment. The Moritasgus Imperial Corporation is overseeing the initiative.

Finally, The Utopia campaign to construct a military installation in its home system has now concluded. Many traders delivered a huge quantity of construction material to Bobko City, which will be used to build defences for the Sim-Archive. Other independent pilots protected the operation by eliminating pirate vessels.

And those are the main stories this week.
Source: Week in Review (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5af42d3e6960621aa2238dde)


Title: ED: Alliance Admiral Murdered by League of Reparation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 16 May 2018, 17:45:05
Alliance Admiral Murdered by League of Reparation

A member of the Council of Admirals, which commands the Alliance Defence Force, has been murdered. The League of Reparation has claimed responsibility.

Fleet Admiral Tulimaq Buchanan was travelling to a naval ceremony at Lave Station when his private vessel was attacked and destroyed. The admiral's personal staff and the ship's crew were also killed.

Moments later, the following message was transmitted to news feeds across the galaxy:

"We do not forget the crimes of the INRA. We do not forgive those who carry their guilt. For Jameson."

Chief Inspector Kay Kilbride, a founding member of the tri-superpower taskforce investigating the League, delivered the following statement:

"We are treating this attack as an act of terrorism from the League of Reparation. Fleet Admiral Buchanan's family history verifies that one of his forebears was a senior commander in the INRA prior to settling down on Lave over a century ago."

"We are working to identify the attackers, who somehow managed to avoid local security forces. There's evidence to suggest that the League's assassins are being aided by sympathetic individuals in positions of influence. Our investigation continues."

The Alliance Assembly released a joint statement:

"This is a sickening and cowardly act of aggression that has cost us dearly. Such a brutal assault on our people and values cannot go unpunished."

Commodore Riri McAllister spoke on behalf of the Alliance Defence Force:

"A replacement member for the Council of Admirals will soon be appointed. In the meantime, we are doing all we can to support the taskforce in tracking down these criminals."
Source: Alliance Admiral Murdered by League of Reparation (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5afc09b835904f70042b0b71)


Title: ED: Veroklist Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 17 May 2018, 21:45:05
Veroklist Campaign Concludes

A spokesperson for the Moritasgus Imperial Corporation has announced that its appeal for commodities has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots supported the initiative by delivering commodities to Vaucouleurs Vision, and by protecting traders in the Veroklist system.

Moritasgus Imperial Corporation spokesperson Superintendent Arnold Cochran released the following statement:

"We are pleased that the faith shown in us by the Empire has been rewarded. The expansion of facilities means we can now safely contain some of the worst criminals in the Empire."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Vaucouleurs Vision in the Veroklist system.
Source: Veroklist Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5afc35736ae7f7336b0c9130)


Title: ED: Salvage and Rescue Operation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 17 May 2018, 21:45:05
Salvage and Rescue Operation

A convoy travelling through the core systems has come under attack from a pirate group, and local authorities are requesting assistance in finding survivors.

The operation is being coordinated by Security Chief Tal Woźniak of United Carnoeck for Equality, who made this announcement:

"The convoy came under intense fire from pirates, with many ships damaged or destroyed. We immediately dispatched search-and-rescue teams, but the volume of debris is significant, and we are therefore requesting help from any independent pilots in the area."

"Our priority is to locate survivors, but we're also keen to acquire data that might help to bring those responsible to justice."

Pilots are requested to recover Occupied Escape Pods, Black Boxes and Wreckage Components, and deliver them to Bacon City in the Carnoeck system.

The campaign begins on the 17th of May 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Salvage and Rescue Operation (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5afc34c635904f03e059ee43)


Title: ED: Colonia Project Requests Microresources
Post by: RSSFeeder on 17 May 2018, 21:45:05
Colonia Project Requests Microresources

Scientists in Colonia are investigating the region's potential to support larger populations in the future.

Professor Alexei de la Vega, who is leading the research, published this statement:

"Over the past few years the region's population has expanded ferociously, so it has become a priority to investigate how Colonia might support even greater numbers, and what kind of infrastructure would be required."

"This research requires a range of specialised materials, for which we're prepared to pay handsomely. With these, we can evaluate Colonia's true potential."

The campaign is being run by the Colonia Co-operative, one of Colonia's partner organisations, which has asked pilots to deliver microresources to Foster Terminal in the Coeus system.

The campaign begins on the 17th of May 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

Source: Colonia Project Requests Microresources (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5afc33eea36abc7b24433844)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 18 May 2018, 04:45:02
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Boe Orbital, Abast Samo

Ford Hub, Khaka

Hind Mine, T Tauri

Hutton Dock, Khaka

Regiomontanus Dock, Tjapurnaru

Rennie Hub, Yorua

Singer Orbital, Matsya

Solovyev Colony, Carcinus

Thomas' Claim, Telin

Walker Port, HIP 14886

Woolley Orbital, Tchernobog

Zindell Enterprise, Waikino

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Sturckow Port, SPOCS 253

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

Fort Lawrence, Exioce

Hansen Platform, Jimavi

Kirk Dock, CD-75 661

MacLeod Hub, Naunin

Macmillan Depot, Exioce

Miller Terminal, Exioce

Vaucouleurs Vision, Veroklist
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5afbf8b76ae7f7344d23fcf9)


Title: ED: Fringe Doomsayer Cults on the Rise
Post by: RSSFeeder on 18 May 2018, 18:45:03
Fringe Doomsayer Cults on the Rise

An increasing number of religious movements in the core systems are proclaiming that humanity is on the verge of destruction.

Awareness of the issue has been raised by independent reporter Gethin Okonkwo, who published an article outlining the phenomenon:

"The return of the Thargoids has led to the emergence of dozens of radical groups. Although their nature varies, the message is the same: the apocalypse is coming."

"Some of these groups are distinctly religious in flavour. The Church of the Eternal Void, for example, preaches that the war for human souls is almost lost. Their view of the Thargoids as 'demons from a hellish universe' and the Guardians as 'beings of light who have decreed us unworthy of salvation' runs along classic theological lines."

"Others, such as Generation Omega, stoically accept that our time is almost over. They state that 'superior spacefaring lifeforms will naturally destroy inferior ones, just as our own cultures have overrun each other since prehistory'. Generation Omega plans to build mass euthanasia centres for planetary populations, declaring that the human era deserves to end in a dignified manner."

"Of course there have always been 'doomsayers', and naturally our governments refuse to accept them as legitimate. But that hasn't stopped these organisations from attracting thousands of citizens and millions of credits, with their followers growing in number rapidly."

"During wartime, many people become desperate for the certainty that such belief systems provide. We are likely to see these radical elements increase their influence as long as the shadow of the Thargoids falls over us."

Authorities in the core systems responded to Okonkwo's article by restating that the Thargoid threat is being controlled and that such fearmongering is unwarranted.
Source: Fringe Doomsayer Cults on the Rise (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5afc3617b57fd80b460215ea)


Title: ED: Week in Review
Post by: RSSFeeder on 19 May 2018, 15:45:03
Week in Review

Here are this week's major stories.

A member of the Council of Admirals, which commands the Alliance Defence Force, has been murdered. The League of Reparation has claimed responsibility. It has been confirmed that an ancestor of the victim, Fleet Admiral Buchanan, was a senior commander in the INRA. It has also been suggested that the League's assassins are being aided by sympathetic individuals in positions of influence.

Meanwhile, an increasing number of religious movements in the core systems are proclaiming that humanity is on the verge of destruction. The return of the Thargoids has led to the emergence of dozens of radical groups, and although their nature varies, the message is the same: the apocalypse is coming. Authorities have responded by restating that the Thargoid threat is being controlled.

Scientists in Colonia are investigating the region's potential to support larger populations in the future. Professor Alexei de la Vega, who is leading the research, published this statement: "Over the past few years the region's population has expanded ferociously, so it has become a priority to investigate how Colonia might support even greater numbers, and what kind of infrastructure would be required. This research requires a range of specialised materials, for which we're prepared to pay handsomely."

In other news, a convoy travelling through the core systems has come under attack from a pirate group, and local authorities are requesting assistance in finding survivors. Search-and-rescue teams have been despatched, but the volume of debris is significant, and independent pilots in the area have been asked to lend their support.

Finally, a spokesperson for the Moritasgus Imperial Corporation has announced that its appeal for commodities has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots supported the initiative by delivering commodities to Vaucouleurs Vision, and by protecting traders in the Veroklist system.

And those are the main stories this week.
Source: Week in Review (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5afc330678690f5fec5e51fe)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 May 2018, 20:45:04
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Boe Orbital, Abast Samo

Hansen Platform, Jimavi

Hutton Dock, Khaka

Kirk Dock, CD-75 661

Rennie Hub, Yorua

Singer Orbital, Matsya

Solovyev Colony, Carcinus

Thomas' Claim, Telin

Vaucouleurs Vision, Veroklist

Walker Port, HIP 14886

Woolley Orbital, Tchernobog

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Sturckow Port SPOCS 253

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

Brady Ring, MET 20

Bowell Port, Itzamnets

Stackpole City, Lugger

Maausk, Maausk

Mitchell Dock, Meene
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b03e87caf87326bf14c0006)


Title: ED: Temporary Tax Freeze Announced
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 May 2018, 17:45:04
Temporary Tax Freeze Announced

A galaxy-wide suspension of revenue tax has been announced. All three superpowers are supporting the freeze, which will see profit margins for everyday commodities increase.

The temporary alleviation will allow fiscal authorities to complete a much-needed evaluation of galactic taxation.

The news is expected to be warmly received by traders, who will earn more for their goods for the duration of the moratorium.

The galaxy's independent engineers, who constitute a vital part of the galactic economy, have agreed to support the freeze by offering their designs in exchange for more readily available materials.

The tax suspension will run from the 24th to the 30th of May 3304.
Source: Temporary Tax Freeze Announced (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b057048b2d7a22c144aba6e)


Title: ED: Federal Citizens Assassinated by the League of Reparation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 May 2018, 17:45:04
Federal Citizens Assassinated by the League of Reparation

Terrorist group the League of Reparation has committed three further murders in Federation space.

The body of Ezra Lux-Kumar, a wealthy entrepreneur, was found in his home on Biggs Colony yesterday. Local security forces confirmed that the cause was a lethal nerve toxin of the same type used in the murder of Imperial Senator Cartesius.

The Pilots Federation has also confirmed that two of its members have been killed, in the Rhea and Delta Pavonis systems. The Commanders' names have not been released, but the circumstances of their deaths are identical, involving a targeted strike on their ships with military-grade weapons. In both cases, the hulls of their vessels were laser-branded with the words 'FOR JAMESON'.

Senior Agent Tanya Ramirez of the Federal Intelligence Agency made this statement:

"This alarming development confirms that these terrorists are as well organised and widespread as we feared. We offer our sincere sympathies to the victims' families, all of whom have been transported to a secure location for their own protection."

"We are collating data from all three sites and working closely with the tri-power taskforce investigating the League of Reparation. Genealogy databases are being consulted to identify potential targets with ancestry connected to the INRA, so that we might be more proactive in ensuring their safety."
Source: Federal Citizens Assassinated by the League of Reparation (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b0566982ad53f5cb710ef98)


Title: ED: Commodore McAllister Appointed to Council of Admirals
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 May 2018, 21:45:04
Commodore McAllister Appointed to Council of Admirals

Commodore McAllister Appointed to Council of Admirals

Commodore Riri McAllister of the Alliance Defence Force has been appointed to the Council of Admirals and promoted to the position of Rear Admiral.

The Council of Admirals is responsible for military strategy for the entire Alliance, and each of its six members commands a contributing navy. A vacancy was created when Fleet Admiral Tulimaq Buchanan was assassinated by the League of Reparation.

McAllister, who hails from the Lave system and who is now in charge of its navy, is the youngest person ever to be appointed to the Council. She is also the most junior in rank, having bypassed several other candidates from the ADF admiralty, which has caused some controversy.

Admiral George Varma defended the appointment:

"Despite her relative youth, McAllister is one of our most decorated combat veterans and a master strategist. This makes her an excellent choice to help defend the Alliance."

The newly promoted Rear Admiral McAllister made a characteristically brief statement:

"I'm grateful to the Council for this honour. As well as my naval duties, I will be aiding efforts against the terrorist group responsible for my predecessor's death."
Source: Commodore McAllister Appointed to Council of Admirals (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b0567732ad53f6cd00a07e5)


Title: ED: Salvage and Rescue Operation Ends
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 May 2018, 21:45:04
Salvage and Rescue Operation Ends

The operation to recover survivors and salvage from a convoy that was attacked in the core systems has been brought to a halt. Search-and-rescue teams from United Carnoeck for Equality were assisted by scores of independent pilots.

Security Chief Tal Woźniak thanked those who participated:

"Many of the convoy's crew members owe their lives to the Commanders who brought them to safety. We have also recovered data from the attack, which will help us track down and wipe out the pirate group responsible, hopefully before they massacre more innocents."

Pilots who contributed to the operation can now collect their rewards from Bacon City in the Carnoeck system.

Source: Salvage and Rescue Operation Ends (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5afd94cebc81dd016178fd76)


Title: ED: Los Chupacabras Campaign
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 May 2018, 21:45:04
Los Chupacabras Campaign

Los Chupacabras, an independent faction based in the LFT 926 system, has announced plans for a musical event known as the Jailhouse Rock and Blues Music Festival.

A spokesperson for the group issued the following statement:

"Our hope is that this will be the greatest music festival this side of Sagittarius A*. To quote Plato: 'Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything'."

In support of the event, Los Chupacabras have placed an open order for quantities of beer, tobacco, coffee and narcotics, and have promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Meredith City in the LFT 926 system.

The campaign begins on the 24th of May 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Los Chupacabras Campaign (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b06ce113b314c6b8c0ecb3b)


Title: ED: Colonia Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 May 2018, 04:45:03
Colonia Campaign Concludes

The campaign to supply a scientific project in Colonia has now concluded. Hundreds of independent pilots made the journey to deliver microresources to the Colonia Co-operative in the Coeus system.

Professor Alexei de la Vega, in charge of the research project, made this statement:

"These vital materials will allow us to establish a framework for how the region can expand. Thank you to everyone who has helped to chart a roadmap for Colonia's future."

Pilots who contributed to the project can now collect their rewards from Foster Terminal in the Coeus system.
Source: Colonia Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5afd9439bc81dd5bcc227755)


Title: ED: Restoring Order in T'iensei
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 May 2018, 04:45:03
Restoring Order in T'iensei

Authorities in the T'iensei 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, the Autocracy of T'iensei has placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to Dzhanibekov Port.

The campaign begins on 24th of May 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Restoring Order in T'iensei (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b06ce950844e342dc44e57b)


Title: ED: The Courtship of Aisling Duval
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 May 2018, 18:45:03
The Courtship of Aisling Duval

A media broadcast has identified a number of potential romantic suitors for Princess Aisling Duval.

Entertainment journalist Solomon Helios discussed the matter in a special edition of his programme:

"There's been a lot of discussion about Aisling Duval lately, with some viewing her as reaching a certain maturity in the political arena. But never mind that! What we want to know is: who is the galaxy's most eligible princess dating?"

"Let's face it, there must be no end of gentlemen focusing their sights on her. She's a Duval, the daughter of the late Emperor, and a woman of enormous charm, intelligence and culture. Plus – she's a stunner!"

"Three years ago it looked like Admiral Denton Patreus might be the one tying the knot. But we can assume that Aisling Duval spurned his advances, perhaps concluding – like many of us – that Patreus was more interested in the Imperial throne than anything else. So, who might be wooing the 'people's princess' now?"

"The first possibility is Senator Caspian Leopold, who has attended many meetings with Aisling and speaks warmly of her in interviews. Of course, the senator is almost twice her age, but he is undoubtedly a gifted orator, not to mention enormously wealthy and influential. And sometimes experience wins out!"

"On the other end of the scale is a young man called Jarl Toredo, who has been spotted visiting Aisling at the palace. This passionate firebrand runs an organisation called Universal Liberty, and has made a name for himself campaigning against Imperial slavery. So naturally, any relationship would give Aisling's own charity an enormous PR boost."

"Toredo is a salt-of-the-earth type who has worked hard to build a life for himself. His background could not be more different from Aisling's, with both his parents having died in servitude. A romance seems unlikely…but I wouldn't rule it out!"

"Potential suitor number three, Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester, has been stationed on Aisling's home planet Emerald, where the two of them took a private tour around the Prism's Shades art installation. The tall and handsome ambassador cut a striking figure beside the princess, as the empathic art pulsed with light around them. A political gesture designed to soothe relations with the Federation, or something more personal?"

"One thing's for sure – Princess Duval walks her own path, and has no problem with upsetting the established order. So when it comes to her love life, all bets are off!"
Source: The Courtship of Aisling Duval (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b066cd70844e336804c63e4)


Title: ED: Week in Review
Post by: RSSFeeder on 26 May 2018, 15:45:02
Week in Review

Here are this week's major stories.

Terrorist group the League of Reparation has committed three further murders in Federation space.

The victims include two members of the Pilots Federation. In both cases, the Commanders' ships were laser-branded with the words 'FOR JAMESON'.

Commodore Riri McAllister of the Alliance Defence Force has been appointed to the Council of Admirals, filling the vacancy left by the late Tulimaq Buchanan, who was killed by the League of Reparation. McAllister has pledged to support efforts against the terrorist group responsible for her predecessor's death.

Meanwhile, entertainment journalist Solomon Helios has been speculating about the romantic life of Princess Aisling Duval, who is understood to have spurned the advances of Admiral Denton Patreus. Three potential suitors have been identified: Senator Caspian Leopold, anti-slavery campaigner Jarl Toredo, and Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester.

In other news, Los Chupacabras, an independent faction based in the LFT 926 system, has announced plans for a musical event known as the Jailhouse Rock and Blues Music Festival. In support of the event, Los Chupacabras have placed an open order for quantities of beer, tobacco, coffee and narcotics, and have promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Meredith City in the LFT 926 system.

Authorities in the T'iensei system have reported a sharp increase in the number of criminals operating in the area. To counter this threat, the Autocracy of T'iensei has placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to Dzhanibekov Port.

Finally, two community-led initiatives reached successful conclusions this week. In the core systems, an operation to recover survivors and salvage from a convoy attacked by pirates was supported by scores of independent pilots, while in Colonia, hundreds of Commanders delivered microresources to the Colonia Co-Operative, which is investigating the region's potential to support larger populations in the future.

And those are the main stories this week.
Source: Week in Review (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b0670450844e344c5651e97)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 May 2018, 13:45:03
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Stackpole City, Lugger

Maausk, Maausk

Mitchell Dock, Meene

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

Pirate's Lament, HIP 17519

Schwann Port, Hajangai

Darwin Orbital, 82 Pegasi

Landis Orbital, Prajau

Rafferty's Mobius, Azrael

Ciferri Enterprise, Hidatsa

Kennan Vision, NLTT 14879

Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b0e65554dfb2e634c69bba2)


Title: ED: Anarchy in Socho
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 May 2018, 20:45:02
Anarchy in Socho

The Socho system, headquarters of Aegis Core, has been overtaken by a criminal faction. The system is now in a state of anarchy.

A courier carrying a message from Aegis scientist Dr Mia Valencourt managed to escape the system. The message was then broadcast by the Rewired news service:

"This is an urgent call for assistance. Regional security forces have been overrun, and this vicious gang – they call themselves the Socho Gold Raiders – they're in charge now. They've shut everything down. Apparently they're convinced we're building some kind of super-weapon, so that's probably what brought them here."

"They were so clever. We picked up what looked like a Thargoid signal and the security forces went charging in. Everyone was terrified that the Thargoids had come to Socho. But it wasn't the Thargoids – it was a trap. The Raiders were waiting, and they cut those ships to pieces."

"Please, if anyone's listening, this is an emergency. It's absolute chaos here. Please help!"

Professor Alba Tesreau, Aegis's chief scientific advisor, made an emotional plea:

"It is inconceivable that elements of our own society would behave this way when there's so much at stake. There is vital research taking place at Aegis Core. If it's lost, these criminals will have placed all of us at risk!"

"I implore the galactic community to help free Socho from these unthinking vandals. Aegis is defending humanity against the Thargoid threat. We need your help to survive, so that we in turn can protect you and your families."
Source: Anarchy in Socho (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b0e81d74dfb2e25ae40c979)


Title: ED: Aegis Hails Eagle Eye Success
Post by: RSSFeeder on 31 May 2018, 16:45:05
Aegis Hails Eagle Eye Success

Aegis has announced that its Eagle Eye initiative is proving to be a great success, and has helped to repel Thargoid forces from systems in the Pleiades Nebula.

The Eagle Eye orbital surveillance installations were established earlier this year to monitor transmissions from known Thargoid surface sites. This data is then made available to independent pilots.

In an interview with The Federal Times, Admiral Aden Tanner remarked:

"I have no doubt that without this surveillance data, more starports in the Pleiades would have been attacked and damaged. Only last week, Thargoid incursions in the Lwalama and Lalande 4141 systems were vigorously resisted thanks to the early warnings provided by Eagle Eye."

"We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to those brave Commanders who have engaged the Thargoids in battle. Aegis was established to help protect the galaxy, and with the help of courageous members of the galactic community we will assuredly triumph."
Source: Aegis Hails Eagle Eye Success (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b0e824c88307d023b175c41)


Title: ED: Starport Repair Initiative Announced
Post by: RSSFeeder on 31 May 2018, 23:45:03
Starport Repair Initiative Announced

Following Thargoid strikes on the fringes of the core systems, a new initiative to restore damaged starports has been announced.

Chief administrator Carter Armstrong spoke on behalf of Aegis Core, which is coordinating the campaign:

"We've set up this fund to reassure citizens that normality will continue, no matter what. I would like to appeal to the galactic community to restore services in the core systems to their previously high standard."

An open order has been placed for construction materials, which will be shipped to the affected starports and used to make repairs. Pilots are asked to make their deliveries to Dantec Enterprise in the Socho system.

The campaign begins on the 31st of May 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Starport Repair Initiative Announced (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b100e864a79e01efe4d0ce2)


Title: ED: Los Chupacabras Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 31 May 2018, 23:45:03
Los Chupacabras Campaign Concludes

Los Chupacabras have announced that their plan to host a music festival in the LFT 926 system has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Scores of pilots supported the initiative by delivering commodities to Meredith City, the organisation's base of operations.

Los Chupacabras thanked those who supported the campaign, and confirmed that a second festival is already being planned.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Meredith City in the LFT 926 system.
Source: Los Chupacabras Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b100e814a79e01d402385cc)


Title: ED: Order Restored in T'iensei
Post by: RSSFeeder on 31 May 2018, 23:45:04
Order Restored in T'iensei

The Autocracy of T'iensei has announced that its campaign to clear the T'iensei 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 T'iensei have extended their gratitude to those who participated in the operation.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Dzhanibekov Port in the T'iensei system.

Source: Order Restored in T'iensei (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b100e84d135442573325890)


Title: ED: Campaign for Pleiades Starport Restoration
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 June 2018, 06:45:05
Campaign for Pleiades Starport Restoration

A fund has been set up by the Aegis Research to repair starports in the Pleiades Nebula that have been damaged during the Thargoid conflict.

Senior engineer Lilith Galloway made this announcement:

"We've had the worst of it here. The Thargoids have given us a bloody nose on several occasions. But we are strong, we will heal, and you can help."

"We're asking for pilots to deliver as much as they can fit in their holds. We're going to rebuild our starports better than ever. Let's get the Pleiades fighting fit once more."

Traders are requested to deliver construction materials to The Oracle in the Pleiades Sector Ir-W D1-55 system.

The campaign begins on the 31st of May 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Campaign for Pleiades Starport Restoration (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b100e89d13544258975222f)


Title: ED: Ships Destroyed by the League of Reparation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 01 June 2018, 20:45:02
Ships Destroyed by the League of Reparation

The Pilots Federation has reported that five independent ships have been attacked by terrorist organisation the League of Reparation, with the loss of all crewmembers.

No details have been released regarding specific names or locations, except that three of the ships were attacked in Alliance-controlled systems, one in a Federal system and one in Imperial space.

The Pilots Federation also confirmed that the message 'FOR JAMESON' had been etched by laser beam into drifting hull fragments from all five ships.

Captain Niamh Seutonia, a member of the tri-power taskforce investigating the League, released this statement:

"We are treating these incidents as terrorist actions by the League of Reparation, targeted against people with ancestral connections to the INRA. Analysts have been despatched to all five locations."

"Meanwhile, we have determined that League agents receive their orders via multi-relayed, encrypted comms channels from a source using the codename 'Nexus'. This suggests a central point of coordination, rather than autonomous cells. Whether Nexus is an individual, a group, or a faction is not yet known."

"We are aware that citizens throughout the Alliance, Empire and Federation are alarmed by these horrific attacks. We assure you that the taskforce is working hard to discover more about this group and eliminate it. In the meantime, we ask everyone to remain vigilant and to report any relevant information to local authorities."

Source: Ships Destroyed by the League of Reparation (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b10176ed135445a10624818)


Title: ED: Week in Review
Post by: RSSFeeder on 02 June 2018, 16:45:02
Week in Review

Here are this week's major stories.

The Socho system, headquarters of Aegis Core, has been overtaken by the Socho Gold Raiders, a criminal faction. The system is now in a state of anarchy. Aegis personnel, including Dr Mia Valencourt and Professor Alba Tesreau, have appealed to the galactic community to help free Socho from the criminals.

In related news, Aegis has announced that its Eagle Eye initiative has helped to repel Thargoid forces from systems in the Pleiades Nebula. Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis's chief military liaison, said that Thargoid incursions in the Lwalama and Lalande 4141 systems had been resisted due to the early warnings provided by Eagle Eye.

The Pilots Federation has reported that five independent ships have been attacked by terrorist organisation the League of Reparation, with the loss of all crewmembers. But the taskforce investigating the League made a breakthrough when it discovered that League agents receive their orders from a source codenamed 'Nexus'.

In other news, two campaigns have been launched to repair starports in the Pleiades Nebula that have been damaged by the Thargoids. Open orders have been placed for construction materials, which will be shipped to the affected starports and used to make repairs.

Los Chupacabras have announced that their plan to host a music festival in the LFT 926 system has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Scores of pilots supported the initiative by delivering commodities to Meredith City, the organisation's base of operations.

Finally, the Autocracy of T'iensei has announced that its campaign to clear the T'iensei 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.

And those are the main stories this week.
Source: Week in Review (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b10161ed135445160674da4)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 June 2018, 18:45:02
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Ciferri Enterprise, Hidatsa

Darwin Orbital, 82 Pegasi

Kennan Vision, NLTT 14879

Landis Orbital, Prajau

Pirate's Lament, HIP 17519

Rafferty's Mobius, Azrael

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Schwann Port, Hajangai

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

Mayer Hub, Kulici

Thornycroft Settlement, Kulici

Forbes Terminal, Algorab

Guidoni Station, 79 Ceti

al-Din Prospect, Alpha Centauri

Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b167726cd6f3d2c476dfb18)


Title: ED: Aisling Duval Hosts Federal Ambassador
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 June 2018, 15:45:01
Aisling Duval Hosts Federal Ambassador

Last weekend, Princess Aisling Duval hosted a diplomatic function at which Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester was the guest of honour.

Although security at the event was tight, entertainment journalist Solomon Helios managed to obtain an exclusive insight for his programme.

"If you're wondering what happened to your invitation to the Princess's soirée, it probably ended up in the same black hole as mine. But I can still bring you a little peek from behind closed doors!"

"It's not unusual for the Imperial family to hold parties for visiting ambassadors. What is unusual is that on this occasion, Aisling invited all of Jordan Rochester's staff, including the captain and crew of his ship. Since the FNS Pioneer's commanding officer is none other than Vice Admiral Juno Rochester, one of Jordan's sisters, perhaps this was seen as an opportunity to meet a future in-law?"

"My contacts tell me that despite the variety of uniforms, hairstyles and accents, the night was full of enjoyment. Aisling and Jordan danced together before the ambassador formally thanked the princess on behalf of the Federation."

"But that's not all. The next day, who should arrive at Emerald but Senator Caspian Leopold – who you'll remember is also rumoured to have romantic intentions toward the people's princess. Supposedly he's there on official business, although I understand there's nothing scheduled in his calendar. Or perhaps his invitation arrived late, like mine…"

"So is the princess courting, or merely holding court? As always, Aisling keeps us guessing!"
Source: Aisling Duval Hosts Federal Ambassador (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b17daabcd6f3d101e66fe07)


Title: ED: INRA Descendant Murdered
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 June 2018, 19:45:02
INRA Descendant Murdered

A descendant of Amaro Hem, one of the INRA's senior members, has been murdered by terrorist group the League of Reparation. His body was found in the wreckage of a crashed ship.

Senior Agent Tanya Ramirez, part of the tri-superpower taskforce investigating the League, provided a full explanation at a press conference:

"We have identified the deceased as Luca Hem, an unemployed construction worker living at Houtman City in the Aeternitas system. He was reported missing by his family two weeks ago. We can confirm that he was the great-grandson of Amaro Hem, who was a programme coordinator with the INRA."

"Luca Hem's body was found strapped into an ancient Cobra Mk III, the same model flown by Commander Jameson. Forensics indicate he was still alive when the ship struck an asteroid in the Aeternitas A Belt. The Cobra's derelict condition suggests it wasn't travelling under its own power, and was most likely salvaged from a scrapyard specifically for this purpose."

"According to logs discovered at the Taylor Keep INRA facility, Amaro Hem was responsible for ensuring that Jameson did not return from his mission against the Thargoids. This staged murder, recreating the circumstances of Jameson's death, is obviously intended as an act of poetic justice by the League of Reparation."

"Luca Hem's wife and children have been taken to secure locations for their own protection, as have nine individuals from other families related to Amaro Hem."

Agent Ramirez concluded:

"It's clear that the League is using theatrical tactics to ensure its message reaches the media. Our taskforce is working hard to discover more about this organisation, and to bring these terrorists to justice."
Source: INRA Descendant Murdered (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b18edf780daf1637c2ae103)


Title: ED: Conflict in Lave
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 June 2018, 19:45:02
Conflict in Lave

The Lave Radio Network, an independent organisation based in the Lave system, has announced plans to broadcast its annual conference, which this year will take place in the Diso system from the 24th to the 25th of June.

To ensure they can share the event with the entire galaxy, the Lave Radio Network has placed an open order for various commodities, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Lave Station in the Lave system.

But not everyone is enthusiastic about the event. The Lave Jet Family has responded with a rival campaign expressly designed to undermine the Lave Radio initiative, and has invited pilots to deliver commodities to help construct a signal jammer.

The two organisations have set out week-long operations to achieve their aims, which will begin on the 7th of June 3304.
Source: Conflict in Lave (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b194335f986f478426963ab)


Title: ED: Success for Pleiades Restoration Project
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 June 2018, 19:45:02
Success for Pleiades Restoration Project

There has been a positive response to the campaign to fund repairs for starports in the Pleiades Nebula. Huge quantities of construction materials were received, which will be used to restore many of the stations damaged by the Thargoids.

Senior engineer Lilith Galloway made a statement on behalf of Aegis Research:

"We didn't expect so many of you to help. But that's the spirit here in the Pleiades – we come back stronger. Our thanks to everyone who supplied us with what we need."

Pilots who contributed to this project can now collect their rewards from The Oracle in the Pleiades Sector Ir-W D1-55 system.
Source: Success for Pleiades Restoration Project (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b1943bdb0124001a1778d73)


Title: ED: Starport Repair Initiative Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 June 2018, 02:45:04
Starport Repair Initiative Concludes

The campaign by Aegis Core to fund the refurbishment of starports in the core systems has now ended. A large quantity of construction materials were delivered to Dantec Enterprise.

Carter Armstrong, chief administrator for the project, announced his thanks:

"The galactic community has really pulled through for us. These materials will be put to good use in repairing the damage caused by Thargoid attacks. We'll soon have these starports restored and offering the high-quality services you'd expect."

Pilots who made deliveries for this initiative can now collect their rewards from Dantec Enterprise in the Socho system.
Source: Starport Repair Initiative Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b194481f986f473cb0b8877)


Title: ED: Theft Baffles Security Experts
Post by: RSSFeeder on 08 June 2018, 16:45:02
Theft Baffles Security Experts

A valuable work of art has been stolen by a mysterious and highly skilled criminal.

The theft took place in the Garden City Gallery on Turner's World in the Alioth system. Sergeant Femi Abram of the municipal police discussed the incident:

"Our security specialists are currently at a loss to explain how this occurred. The piece in question was inside a titanium vault surrounded by plasma grids, proximity alarms and thermal sensors. This morning we found the vault door open and all security systems disabled. On the wall was a spray-painted graphic of what looked like a winking cat."

The piece in question is a digital painting titled Youscape. This unusual cyber-artwork includes micro cameras linked to an AI node that monitor the viewer's reactions. Over time, the image alters in response to the owner's tastes.

The artwork was scheduled to be auctioned the following day. The artist, Barclay Uxor, told the media:

"Some lowlife scum has robbed the artistic community of a ground-breaking achievement – and cost me millions of credits, too. To leave common graffiti in its place is the ultimate insult!"

Garden City security forces are continuing to investigate, but as yet have no leads.
Source: Theft Baffles Security Experts (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b1a6cce45dba54465542bc6)


Title: ED: Week in Review
Post by: RSSFeeder on 09 June 2018, 19:45:02
Week in Review

Here are this week's major stories.

A descendant of Amaro Hem, one of the INRA's senior members, has been murdered by terrorist group the League of Reparation. The murder recreated the circumstances of Commander John Jameson's death, and has been interpreted as an act of poetic justice by the League of Reparation. Senior Agent Tanya Ramirez said that the League was using theatrical tactics to ensure its message reached the media.

In other news, Princess Aisling Duval met with not one but two of her suitors over the weekend – Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester and Senator Caspian Leopold. The former was invited to a function at the princess's palace on Emerald, while the latter made an unofficial visit the following day.

Meanwhile, the Lave Radio Network has announced plans to broadcast its annual conference from the Diso system. To ensure they can share the event with the entire galaxy, the Network has placed an open order for various commodities. But the Lave Jet Family has responded with a rival campaign designed to undermine the Lave Radio initiative, inviting pilots to liberate commodities from those supporting the Lave Radio campaign.

Two initiatives to restore starports damaged by the Thargoids have reached successful conclusions. Hundreds of pilots supported the campaigns by delivering construction materials to Dantec Enterprise in the Socho system and to The Oracle in the Pleiades.

Finally, a valuable work of art has been stolen by a mysterious and highly skilled criminal. A spray-painted graphic of what looked like a winking cat was discovered at the scene of the crime, which took place in the Garden City Gallery on Turner's World in the Alioth system. Garden City security forces are investigating, but as yet have no leads.

And those are the main stories this week.
Source: Week in Review (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b1a60509dafb3416a51077d)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 June 2018, 22:45:02
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

al-Din Prospect, Alpha Centauri

Forbes Terminal, Algorab

Mayer Hub, Kulici

Thornycroft Settlement, Kulici

Schwann Port, Hajangai

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

Ocrinox's Orbiter, Munshin

Galileo, Sol

Kraft Works, Alberta
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b1fdede8f2c5709aa75fc79)


Title: ED: Anti-Slavery Organisations Unite
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 June 2018, 19:45:01
Anti-Slavery Organisations Unite

Princess Aisling Duval's anti-slavery campaign has merged with independent charity Universal Liberty. The rebranded organisation is named Unchain.

The former head of Universal Liberty, Jarl Toredo, made an announcement to the media:

"There's no shortage of poverty and suffering within the Empire, however much some may try to hide it. Few have the courage to face the truth, but Princess Duval has been an inspiration. So I'm very pleased that we're joining forces with her campaign to end slavery."

"I was born into slavery. My parents were still slaves when they died. It is for them, and for all human beings treated as less than human, that we demand legal slavery be abolished. I'm proud to be part of Unchain, which will spread our message across the Empire."

When asked about rumours linking him romantically with Aisling Duval, Toredo said only:

"I suspect Her Highness's attention is focused elsewhere."
Source: Anti-Slavery Organisations Unite (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b2130c5476eca70b06a2bb9)


Title: ED: Refugee Centre Initiative
Post by: RSSFeeder on 14 June 2018, 21:45:04
Refugee Centre Initiative

Due to heightened military action in the core systems, Senator Caspian Leopold has launched an initiative to construct a rehabilitation centre for those affected by the ongoing conflict.

A spokesperson for Senator Leopold gave the following statement to the media:

"An escalation in hostilities from both Thargoid and human parties has left a lot of innocent civilians without food or shelter. Senator Leopold has heard their cries for help, and is building a sanctuary where the safety of refugees can be guaranteed."

The Nifelhel Corp., which is overseeing the initiative, has placed an open order for Cobalt, Semiconductors and Synthetic Fabrics, promising to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Biruni Port in the Niflhel system. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure those contributing commodities to the initiative can do so safely.

The campaign begins on the 14th of June 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Refugee Centre Initiative (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b2285bbe7c3870e3a244c30)


Title: ED: Lave Radio Network Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 14 June 2018, 21:45:04
Lave Radio Network Campaign Concludes

The Lave Radio Network has announced that its campaign has reached a successful conclusion. Scores of pilots supported the initiative by delivering commodities to Lave Station, thereby allowing the network to broadcast its annual conference to the entire galaxy. A rival campaign from the Lave Jet Family was unable to destabilise the Lave Radio initiative, despite also receiving the support of independent pilots.

As the campaign drew to a close, one of the organisers released a statement:

"The signal is spreading. We would like to extend our gratitude to the galactic community for making this possible."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Lave Station in the Lave system.
Source: Lave Radio Network Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b222a9b78c5014d8b264719)


Title: ED: Lave Jet Family Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 14 June 2018, 21:45:04
Lave Jet Family Campaign Concludes

The Lave Jet Family has announced that its campaign to prevent the Lave Radio Network from broadcasting its annual conference has reached a successful conclusion. Scores of pilots supported the initiative by delivering commodities to construct a signal jammer, thereby preventing Lave Radio from transmitting the conference.

The Lave Jet Family has extended its gratitude to those who supported the campaign.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Lave Station in the Lave system.
Source: Lave Jet Family Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b222852cf6b0b35231db2f9)


Title: ED: League of Reparation Implicated in Historic Deaths
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 June 2018, 04:45:04
League of Reparation Implicated in Historic Deaths

A recent report suggests that terrorist organisation the League of Reparation may be responsible for many more deaths than previously suspected.

Independent journalist Flint 'Firemaker' Lafosse shared his theories on the Rewired newsfeed:

"We know these League guys are wiping out people whose grandfolks used to work for the INRA, and it seems like things started when they poisoned that Imperial senator. But what if that wasn't their first murder, merely the first time they claimed responsibility? What if they've been active for years and nobody noticed?"

"I've been digging through old records of unsolved homicides. There's a dozen in the Federation alone where the cause of death was some kind of 'nerve agent' – just like with the senator and a few others. Not all the victims were identified, but I found four who definitely had the INRA in their past. These people didn't die recently but between one and five years ago. Coincidence?"

"The League also likes to blast its targets out of the sky. Think of all those unexplained shipwrecks found drifting in space over the years. How many were because one of the crew had some long-forgotten INRA connection? Dozens…hundreds? How long has the League been hiding among us, silently taking out ordinary people? And who's next?"

Chief Inspector Kay Kilbride of Alliance Interpol responded on behalf of the united taskforce investigating the League:

"We cannot verify that these cold cases have any link with the League of Reparation. We'd also like to caution against this kind of baseless conjecture, which only serves to spread confusion. We are still pursuing more concrete leads, and hope to make a breakthrough very soon."
Source: League of Reparation Implicated in Historic Deaths (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b2286c778c5010c5f5a384f)


Title: ED: Worshipping the Thargoids
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 June 2018, 18:45:04
Worshipping the Thargoids

A fringe religion that worships the Thargoids has come under the spotlight in a new academic article.

The author, Dr Alfred Ulyanov, is a leading expert in exotheology. He summarised his work for the media:

"A recent report by Gethin Okonkwo highlighted the emergence of doomsayer cults in response to the return of the Thargoids. But few are as strange as my current object of study – an organisation that considers the Thargoids to be not merely alien, but divine."

"This mysterious sect doesn't have a formal name. The central tenet of its faith is that the Thargoids we have encountered so far are messengers – dark angels sent to prepare us for the true sacred presence, which will soon enter our plane of existence from another universe. They refer to this as the Far God."

"As with many monotheistic belief structures, this cult considers the Far God to be unknowable and omnipotent, but also apocalyptic. Only true believers such as themselves will survive its manifestation."

"Visiting one of the cult's hive-chapels is an unsettling experience. Aside from a few pulsing green lights they are very dark, and most surfaces are covered in a black coral-like substance. The congregation's prayers are directed toward an altar resembling the starfish shape of Thargoid vessels, almost like an octagonal crucifix. It's impossible to ignore that the entire place reeks of ammonia."

"Cult members tend to wear simple hooded robes with no markings. They are intense and resolute, but many look unhealthy. It seems that this lifestyle attracts those on the very edge of society, whose low self-esteem leaves them vulnerable to beliefs that erode their identity."

"As an exotheologian, I am of course fascinated by the sociological impact of non-human influences. But even for a scientist, it is difficult not to feel pity, and perhaps a little revulsion, for those who identify more with a hostile species than with their own people."
Source: Worshipping the Thargoids (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b23bc10e7c3870a79317183)


Title: ED: Lori Jameson Denounces Terrorist Organisation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 15 June 2018, 18:45:04
Lori Jameson Denounces Terrorist Organisation

The engineer Lori Jameson has made a public statement regarding the League of Reparation. The terrorist group claims to be seeking justice for the betrayal of her ancestor, the legendary pilot Commander John Jameson.

Her message was recorded at Jameson Memorial and broadcast by several media networks:

"There's been a lot of speculation about what connection I might have with the so-called League of Reparation, which has murdered a number of people in recent weeks. The answer is none whatsoever. Like all of you, I am sickened by this bizarre form of genealogical terrorism."

"I'm not prepared to discuss my family in a public forum, but I want everyone to know that I am personally appalled by this, and am doing everything I can to help the authorities."

"I'm sure that Nexus – whoever or whatever it might be – is listening to this message. So to them I say: stop. These acts of revenge for my great-grandfather are misguided, unnecessary and evil. If you really want to honour his name, you'll allow us to live in peace without fear."

Senior Agent Tanya Ramirez, a member of the tri-power taskforce dedicated to stopping the League, added:

"I can confirm that Lori Jameson is cooperating with our investigation. We are completely satisfied that she, her family and her associates are entirely unconnected to the League of Reparation. We hope that her message convinces Nexus to see sense and stop this pointless violence."
Source: Lori Jameson Denounces Terrorist Organisation (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b23bb4278c5010780298759)


Title: ED: Week in Review
Post by: RSSFeeder on 16 June 2018, 21:45:02
Week in Review

Here are this week's major stories.

Princess Aisling Duval's anti-slavery campaign has merged with independent charity Universal Liberty. The rebranded organisation is named Unchain. The former head of Universal Liberty, Jarl Toredo, expressed his delight at the union, while rebuffing questions about his rumoured romantic attachment to Aisling Duval.

Lori Jameson has made a public statement regarding the League of Reparation, which claims to be seeking justice for her ancestor, Commander John Jameson. She denied any connection to the organisation while describing its actions as "misguided, unnecessary and evil".

Meanwhile, an independent journalist has suggested that the League of Reparation may be responsible for many more deaths than previously suspected, drawing a link between the terrorist organisation and various unsolved homicides. Chief Inspector Kay Kilbride of Alliance Interpol denied that the cold cases had any connection to the League of Reparation.

A new academic article has drawn attention to a fringe religion that worships the Thargoids. The sect, which has no formal name, believes that the Thargoids are heralds of an omnipotent entity called the Far God. Dr Alfred Ulyanov, a leading expert in exotheology, has published an extensive commentary on the sect.

In other news, Senator Caspian Leopold has launched an initiative to construct a rehabilitation centre for those affected by heightened military action in the core systems. A spokesperson for Senator Leopold said: "An escalation in hostilities from both Thargoid and human parties has left a lot of innocent civilians without food or shelter. Senator Leopold has heard their cries for help, and is building a sanctuary where the safety of refugees can be guaranteed."

Finally, the competing campaigns from the Lave Radio Network and the Lave Jet Family have come to an end. Both factions received support from independent pilots, to whom generous rewards were promised, but ultimately there could be only one victor.

And those are the main stories this week.
Source: Week in Review (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b23bca8cf6b0b7b1945efc7)


Title: ED: Investor Funds Colonia Shipyards
Post by: RSSFeeder on 19 June 2018, 19:45:04
Investor Funds Colonia Shipyards

Renowned billionaire Zachary Rackham, owner of Rackham Capital Investments, has made a sizeable charitable donation to build new shipyards in the Colonia region.

Mr Rackham, known in some circles as 'Calico Zack', made this statement:

"If there's one thing I remember from flying around the galaxy in a second-hand Sidewinder with a leaky life-support module and only fifty credits in my pocket, it's the thrill of exploration. And Colonia is the embodiment of that spirit, the farthest-flung outpost of civilisation."

"That's why I want to support it by funding the development of new shipyards. Every planetary port in the region, bar Colonia Hub, will soon be able to offer pilots the support services they need. It's my way of celebrating a youth filled with poverty and danger, by giving a boost to the next generation of explorers."

Bryanna Blanco, a financial journalist for The Federal Times, also published a statement:

"Obviously this is tremendous news for Colonia and all those operating within the region. The timing of Rackham's donation is curious, however, coming as it does shortly before a company-wide audit. Having such a colossal sum placed beyond the reach of tax officials will certainly help that old pirate – and his crew of accountants – sleep better at night."
Source: Investor Funds Colonia Shipyards (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b28db64b98e851882113912)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 19 June 2018, 19:45:04
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are on the brink of closure:

Swift Vision, Lu Pao

Klimuk Station, LHS 336

Guth Dock, Azrael

Charlois Enterprise, T'ien

Hughes Port, Gadjali

Stabenow Survey, Cerno

Kube-McDowell Enterprise, Kakas

Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b2923eaa32e387fa93da62e)


Title: ED: League of Reparation Agents Apprehended
Post by: RSSFeeder on 20 June 2018, 16:45:03
League of Reparation Agents Apprehended

A homicide attempt by terrorist organisation the League of Reparation has been foiled, and the would-be killers taken into custody.

The arrests were made by Chief Inspector Kay Kilbride of Alliance Interpol, who is part of the united taskforce investigating the League. She released this statement:

"I am pleased to confirm that the latest assassination attempt by the League of Reparation has been prevented, and that we have apprehended several of the group's members."

"The operation involved revealing the location of one Dinah Law, a descendant of INRA employee Trystan Law. We anticipated that the League would follow its modus operandi and attempt to eliminate Ms Law, so with her cooperation we placed taskforce agents at her home. Fortunately, there were able to overpower the terrorists."

"The captives have been transported to a secure Interpol facility for interrogation. Our primary aim is to establish the identity of Nexus – the entity that provides the organisation's members with their instructions. I have already conducted preliminary questioning of the prisoners and have acquired some significant facts."

"I'm confident that this is the beginning of the end for the League of Reparation, and that the taskforce's efforts will soon pay off."
Source: League of Reparation Agents Apprehended (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b2a2f5210e5c64d0e17f68f)


Title: ED: Thargoids Repelled from Core Systems
Post by: RSSFeeder on 21 June 2018, 20:45:02
Thargoids Repelled from Core Systems

Aegis has confirmed that the Thargoid presence in the core systems has been significantly diminished, due largely to the efforts of the galactic community.

Admiral Aden Tanner, chief military liaison with Aegis, made this statement:

"This is a very positive development. Using data from our Eagle Eye network, courageous members of the galactic community have formed a barrier of steel and fire, preventing Thargoid vessels from encroaching further. In doing so they have prevented several starports from being attacked, saving many thousands of lives."

"Furthermore, in many regions the Thargoid incursion has actually been reversed. Although they remain entrenched within the Pleiades, their forces in the core systems have been pushed back to the Bhal system, their initial beachhead."

"Aegis offers its sincere thanks and congratulations to every one of the Commanders who risked their lives by meeting our enemy in battle. These audacious pilots have proved that humanity's spirit is far from broken. Victory against the Thargoids will be hard-won, but I am in no doubt that with defenders of this calibre, it will one day be achieved."

Source: Thargoids Repelled from Core Systems (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b28ebb3b98e8528935995c6)


Title: ED: Starports Recover from Thargoid Strikes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 21 June 2018, 20:45:02
Starports Recover from Thargoid Strikes

Three starports attacked and damaged by Thargoid forces have now been restored to full functionality.

Carter Armstrong, chief administrator with Aegis Core, told the press:

"When we requested help to repair Thargoid-hit starports, we hoped the galactic community would be generous, but they exceeded our expectations. A colossal influx of materials has enabled us to repair two stations in the core systems in record time."

"I'm pleased to announce that Armstrong Enterprise in the Bhal system and Beaufoy Vision in the Nauni system are now open for business. Keeping these starports operable allows us to honour those who lost their lives in the Thargoid attacks. Enormous thanks to everyone who participated."

Senior Engineer Lilith Galloway of Aegis Research, who coordinated a parallel project, released a similar statement:

"Here in the Pleiades, survival is never guaranteed. But Reed's Rest in Merope has endured, thanks to the galactic community's incredible support. This is what we do when things get tough – we rebuild and come back stronger."

All three starports are now fully operational and providing a range of services.
Source: Starports Recover from Thargoid Strikes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b2a5279ac998e523f1173f6)


Title: ED: Aegis Installation Campaign
Post by: RSSFeeder on 21 June 2018, 20:45:02
Aegis Installation Campaign

Aegis has announced plans to build a military installation in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55.

An Aegis spokesperson gave the following statement to the media:

"After the recent occupation of Socho by a hostile criminal element, it is imperative that Aegis bolster its holdings in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55. The construction of a military installation will allow us to continue our fight against the Thargoids unhindered by external forces."

Aegis Research has placed an open order for mined resources, promising to reward pilots who deliver these to The Oracle in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure those contributing commodities to the campaign can do so safely.

The campaign begins on the 21st of June 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Aegis Installation Campaign (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b2bbad06cfc3c5a6c2abcec)


Title: ED: Refugee Initiative Complete
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 June 2018, 03:45:03
Refugee Initiative Complete

Senator Caspian Leopold has announced that his appeal for commodities, in association with Niflhel Corp, has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots supported the initiative by delivering commodities to Biruni Port, and by protecting traders in the Niflhel system.

A spokesperson for Senator Leopold made the following statement:

"Thanks to the work of many brave pilots, we can now begin construction of a rehabilitation centre that will keep innocent families safe from the ravages of war. Senator Leopold hopes that this is just the beginning, and that through further acts of philanthropy he might help spread peace throughout the galaxy."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Biruni Port in the Niflhel system.
Source: Refugee Initiative Complete (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b2bbaf56d89f4676d03c947)


Title: ED: Aisling Duval Announces Marriage to Federal Ambassador
Post by: RSSFeeder on 22 June 2018, 17:45:03
Aisling Duval Announces Marriage to Federal Ambassador

Princess Aisling Duval has made an unexpected announcement regarding her relationship with Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester.

At a press conference in her palace on Emerald, the princess looked radiant as she addressed the media:

"It's no secret that Jordan and I grew close during his official visit. The time has come to let you know that we are to be husband and wife."

"I'm aware that some will see this as unorthodox, even controversial, but love knows no borders. It's our wish that our marriage will build lasting bridges between the Empire and the Federation."

A statement from Ambassador Rochester appeared in a special edition of The Federal Times:

"Representing the Federation has been my life's work, but meeting Her Highness – Aisling – made me realise that being by her side means even more. We hope that our betrothal will usher in a new era of cooperation between the two superpowers."

Among the media reactions was this from entertainment journalist Solomon Helios:

"I've been reporting on Princess Duval's romantic life for a while now, and even I didn't see this coming. Can Aisling really pull this off? Could a Federation gentleman actually marry into the Imperial family? Will Emperor Lavigny-Duval and President Hudson share a dance at the wedding, or will they step in to prevent this union from taking place? The galaxy might never be the same again!"

As yet there has been no official comment from the Imperial Palace or the White House.
Source: Aisling Duval Announces Marriage to Federal Ambassador (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b2a5313ac998e5aec013c6b)


Title: ED: Week in Review
Post by: RSSFeeder on 23 June 2018, 19:45:03
Week in Review

Here are this week's major stories.

Aegis has confirmed that the Thargoid presence in the core systems has been significantly diminished, due largely to the efforts of the galactic community. Although the Thargoids remain entrenched in the Pleiades, their forces in the core systems have been pushed back to the Bhal system, their initial beachhead.

In related news, Aegis has confirmed that three starports attacked and damaged by Thargoid forces have now been restored to full functionality, following supportive efforts from the galactic community. The pertinent starports are Armstrong Enterprise in the Bhal system, Beaufoy Vision in the Nauni system and Reed's Rest in the Merope system.

In other news, Princess Aisling Duval has announced that she is to wed Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester. Both Princess Duval and Mr Rochester expressed hope that their marriage would strengthen ties between the Empire and the Federation. There has been no official comment from the Imperial Palace or the White House on the engagement.

A homicide attempt by terrorist organisation the League of Reparation has been foiled, and the would-be killers taken into custody. Kay Kilbride of Alliance Interpol confirmed that the captives had been transported to a secure facility for interrogation, with a view to establishing the identity of Nexus – the League's apparent coordinator.

Meanwhile, renowned billionaire Zachary Rackham, owner of Rackham Capital Investments, has made a sizeable charitable donation to build new shipyards in the Colonia region. Every planetary port in the region, bar Colonia Hub, will soon be able to offer pilots a full range of services.

Aegis has announced plans to build a military installation in the Pleiades. An Aegis spokesperson confirmed that the development was a response to the recent occupation of the Socho system –headquarters of Aegis Core – by a hostile criminal element. Aegis Research has placed an open order for mined resources for use in the construction.

Finally, Senator Caspian Leopold has announced that his appeal for commodities has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. The materials will be used to build a rehabilitation centre for those affected by war.

And those are the main stories this week.
Source: Week in Review (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b2d13a0a4e035258a3c68ad)


Title: ED: Galaxy Reacts to Federal-Imperial Betrothal
Post by: RSSFeeder on 27 June 2018, 19:45:03
Galaxy Reacts to Federal-Imperial Betrothal

There has been a range of reactions to news that Princess Aisling Duval and Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester are to be married.

A congratulatory message was sent from the Imperial Palace, but there has been no personal comment from Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval. News agencies on Capitol have reported rumours that the proposed marriage was not discussed with the Imperial family, and that the Emperor did not consent to the Princess's engagement.

Senator Zemina Torval offered a more definite statement of disapproval:

"This is an attention-seeking move from the princess, and a dangerous one. It is beyond her remit to impact Imperial policy in this manner. Allowing her to harbour romantic fantasies is one thing, but the Empire cannot countenance such a reckless political manoeuvre."

Senator Caspian Leopold, who until recently was rumoured to be courting Aisling Duval, was more supportive:

"I can assure you that many senators, patrons and citizens are delighted by the news. I've been privileged to witness Princess Aisling in Ambassador Rochester's company, and they make a charming and affectionate couple. I wish them both all the happiness in the galaxy."

There was no response from President Zachary Hudson, suggesting that the engagement was as unexpected to the Federation as to the Empire. But a statement was made by Congressman Isolde Rochester, the mother of Jordan Rochester:

"I support my son's relationship with Her Imperial Highness, and I consider this a positive step for all parties. The potential benefits of stronger ties between the Empire and the Federation are incalculable, particularly in the areas of trade and defence. Many of us in Congress hope that this happy event spearheads a new era of cooperation."

Reactions from independent systems have ranged from joy to outrage. The only official response from the Alliance came from a spokesperson for the office of Prime Minister Edmund Mahon, who said:

"The Alliance offers cordial congratulations to the couple, although it remains to be seen if their intentions become a reality."
Source: Galaxy Reacts to Federal-Imperial Betrothal (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b335f4b308c8b18a33feb05)


Title: ED: Alliance Inspector Killed by the League of Reparation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 27 June 2018, 19:45:03
Alliance Inspector Killed by the League of Reparation

Chief Inspector Kay Kilbride has been murdered by terrorist organisation the League of Reparation, along with four other agents of Alliance Interpol.

The incident took place in the city of New Rossyth on Turner's World. A spokesperson for Interpol released a brief report:

"Chief Inspector Kilbride was acting on information that a League cell was operating from an abandoned foundry complex in New Rossyth. She led an assault team with the intention of capturing the terrorists. Preliminary forensics suggest that the entire complex was rigged with concealed explosives. Kilbride and four of her colleagues were killed instantly, with seven others injured."

Kilbride was one of three founding members of the tri-superpower taskforce investigating the League of Reparation. The other two, Captain Niamh Seutonia and Senior Agent Tanya Ramirez, made a rare joint statement on behalf of the Imperial Internal Security Service and the Federal Intelligence Agency:

"This is a sad day. We have lost one of our greatest champions in the fight against terrorism. It's clear that the Chief Inspector was personally targeted with misinformation designed to lure her into a trap – an act of retaliation for her recent successes against the League."

"Although we mourn the loss of Inspector Kilbride, our work continues. Alliance Interpol has assigned Deputy Inspector Mara Klatt to assume the role of taskforce liaison. We look forward to working with her to eliminate this fanatical organisation."

Deputy Inspector Klatt was unavailable for comment.
Source: Alliance Inspector Killed by the League of Reparation (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b335eddfe99264e3879d723)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 27 June 2018, 19:45:03
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Charlois Enterprise, T'ien

Guth Dock, Azrael

Hansen Platform, Jimavi

Kennan Vision, NLTT 14879

Kube-McDowell Enterprise, Kakas

Rennie Hub, Yorua

Singer Orbital, Matsya

Stabenow Survey, Cerno

Thomas' Claim, Telin

Vaucouleurs Vision, Veroklist

Walker Port, HIP 14886

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Sturckow Port, SPOCS 253

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

Arend Dock, HIP 17838

Gehry Gateway, Checha

Gentle Survey, Jolagro

Gordon City, Anagori

Morgan Port, Kuan Yin

Morten's Paradise, Desy
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b33a1d87f3ced53e6101f82)


Title: ED: Aegis Reduces Tech-Broker Requirements
Post by: RSSFeeder on 28 June 2018, 23:45:03
Aegis Reduces Tech-Broker Requirements

Aegis has announced that it will allow technology brokers to reduce their requirements for producing items, in order to increase overall combat effectiveness against the Thargoids.

Henrik de Lacerda, a senior engineer at Aegis Research, clarified this development:

"Aegis is aware that the galactic community has worked incredibly hard to oppose the Thargoids in the core systems. To show our appreciation, we are making it easier for independent pilots to obtain advanced weaponry and hardware."

"We have contacted all registered technology brokers and supplied them with additional funding, resources and manufacturing equipment. As a result, they now need fewer commodities and materials from those purchasing their designs."

"Our hope is that by helping pilots to upgrade their ships, we can enhance their survivability and encourage more Commanders to join the fight against the Thargoids."
Source: Aegis Reduces Tech-Broker Requirements (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b34b02746fe331e736197f2)


Title: ED: Thargoid Assault on the Deciat System
Post by: RSSFeeder on 28 June 2018, 23:45:03
Thargoid Assault on the Deciat System

An emergency report from Aegis confirms that the Thargoids have returned to the core systems with an incursion into the Deciat system.

Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis's chief military liaison, delivered this statement:

"Following the Thargoids' retreat, all evidence suggested that their surface sites had become dormant. But new data from our Eagle Eye network shows that they have surged back to life, and that the star maps inside these structures are now pinpointing the Deciat system. It seems this was only a brief respite while they summoned reinforcements from the Pleiades."

"Latest intelligence indicates that Thargoid vessels are now congregating in large numbers in Deciat space. This is an alarming development for the Garay Terminal starport, which is on high alert. There are also several megaships active in the region, which are potential targets for the Thargoids."

"On behalf of Aegis, I am calling on all members of the galactic community for assistance in defending Deciat. Without the aid of independent pilots, all assets in the system could be overwhelmed, with the loss of thousands of lives."

Appended to the Aegis report was the following transmission from an unnamed Commander operating in the Deciat system:

"I've just been attacked by…something! Thargoid for sure, but my computer couldn't identify it. Some new kind of scout, maybe?"

The remainder of the transmission was unavailable.
Source: Thargoid Assault on the Deciat System (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b34b13246fe331e2f6ca222)


Title: ED: Restoring Order in Fousang
Post by: RSSFeeder on 28 June 2018, 23:45:03
Restoring Order in Fousang

Security forces in the Fousang system are reporting that criminal organisations in the area are executing more frequent and audacious raids on civilian traffic.

Wing Commander Horatio Montange of Fousang security had this to say:

"Our resources are stretched with the Thargoid threat, and a certain criminal element has taken advantage, increasing their presence in the system and attacking trade convoys. While our forces are continuing to maintain order, the need to defend the system from external threats has had an impact on our overall effectiveness. With the help of Blue Creative Company we hope to curb this sudden increase in crime, and continue to concentrate our resources on combating the alien insurrection."

To counter this threat, the Blue Creative Company has placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to Akers Orbital.

The campaign begins on the 28th of June 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Restoring Order in Fousang (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b34f851a4cc256f1b4a16d7)


Title: ED: Aegis Installation Operation Complete
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 June 2018, 06:45:02
Aegis Installation Operation Complete

The operation to support construction of an Aegis military facility in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55 has reached a successful conclusion. Hundreds of pilots supported the initiative by delivering mined resources to The Oracle, and by protecting traders in the system.

An Aegis spokesperson made the following statement:

"Every pilot who contributed to this operation should feel a great deal of pride in what they've achieved. The construction of this military installation will allow us to more effectively resist external aggression."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from The Oracle in the Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55.

Source: Aegis Installation Operation Complete (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b34f79bd2702c6864603574)


Title: ED: Colonia Scientific Installation Project
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 June 2018, 06:45:02
Colonia Scientific Installation Project

Scientists in Colonia have announced plans to build a scientific outpost in the system to monitor the region's population and resources.

Professor Alexei de la Vega, who is heading the project, published this statement:

"Our recent study into the region's population increase has revealed alarming statistics. If Colonia's population continues to increase at the current rate it could lead to a serious depletion of resources at some point in the future."

"Monitoring infrastructure, terraforming, logistics and other issues will require the construction of a dedicated centre for resource management. This will allow us to study the aggregated data and formulate a structured solution to avoid potential problems."

The campaign is being run by Tir Technology Services, one of Colonia's partner organisations, which has asked pilots to deliver commodities to Bolden's Enterprise in the Tir system.

The campaign begins on the 28th of June 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

Source: Colonia Scientific Installation Project (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b34f8edd2702c6c4e314ea7)


Title: ED: Thargoid-Worshipping Cult Garners Hostility
Post by: RSSFeeder on 29 June 2018, 20:45:02
Thargoid-Worshipping Cult Garners Hostility

Public reaction to a fringe religion that worships the Thargoids is one of mistrust and hostility, according to security reports.

The nameless cult believes in the coming of the so-called Far God and the subsequent extinction of all humanity bar themselves. Their hive-chapels, inspired by Thargoid design, have sprung up on several independent worlds and in a few Federation and Alliance systems.

Security forces in these locations have made numerous arrests for misdemeanours directed at the sect. These include graffiti, property damage, verbal abuse and physical assault. There are no recorded cases of worshippers retaliating, defending themselves or seeking assistance.

Juanita Bishop, who runs a vocal citizen-protection campaign, claims she is warning the public about a genuine danger:

"If these Thargoid lovers don't want to be human anymore, they shouldn't be allowed to live among other humans! Our governments should pack these foul-smelling freaks into ships and send them off to join the aliens they love so much. And if they don't, it's up to us to stop them. Do you really want these degenerates to creep into your home at night and do obscene alien things to your family?"

Many authorities have responded along the same lines as Councillor Quinn Damico of the Aranbarahun system:

"I would like to assure citizens that the Far God worshippers, while strange, are essentially harmless. Furthermore, criminal acts against them, including incitement to violence, may result in prosecution. The right to freedom of religion is protected by law in all systems where the sect has a presence."
Source: Thargoid-Worshipping Cult Garners Hostility (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b34b357d2702c1ea8152862)


Title: ED: Week in Review
Post by: RSSFeeder on 30 June 2018, 16:45:03
Week in Review

Here are this week's major stories.

Chief Inspector Kay Kilbride has been murdered by terrorist organisation the League of Reparation. The incident took place in the city of New Rossyth on Turner's World. In the wake of Inspector Kilbride's death, Alliance Interpol has assigned Deputy Inspector Mara Klatt to assume the role of taskforce liaison.

There has been a range of reactions to news that Princess Aisling Duval and Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester are to marry. A congratulatory message was sent from the Imperial Palace, but there was no comment from Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval. Senator Zemina Torval was frank in her disapproval, while Senator Caspian Leopold, who was rumoured to be courting Aisling Duval, was more supportive.

Aegis has announced that it will allow technology brokers to reduce their requirements for items, in order to increase overall combat effectiveness against the Thargoids. A spokesperson for Aegis said the galactic community had worked hard to oppose the Thargoids, and that Aegis would therefore make it easier for independent pilots to obtain advanced weaponry and hardware.

Meanwhile, an emergency report from Aegis has confirmed that the Thargoids have launched a large-scale assault on the Deciat system. The organisation has called on all members of the galactic community for assistance in defending the system, which is home to the Garay Terminal starport.

A fringe religion that worships the Thargoids has become the target of hostility, with large numbers of civilian protestors reacting angrily to the sect's openly pro-Thargoid stance. Authorities have responded with assurances that the sect's members are harmless, and that criminal acts against them may result in prosecution.

In other news, scientists in Colonia have announced plans to build an outpost to monitor the region's population and resources. Professor Alexei de la Vega, who is heading the project, said the proposed outpost would focus on ensuring that the ever-expanding region would have sufficient resources in the long term.

Finally, an operation to support construction of an Aegis military facility in the Pleiades Nebula has reached a successful conclusion. Hundreds of pilots supported the initiative by delivering mined resources to The Oracle, and by protecting traders in the system.

And those are the main stories this week.
Source: Week in Review (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b34b4b4d2702c1fca4ce622)


Title: ED: Author Begins Interstellar Book Tour
Post by: RSSFeeder on 04 July 2018, 15:45:02
Author Begins Interstellar Book Tour

Celebrated author Olav Redcourt has begun a promotional tour, visiting over fifty destinations throughout the core systems.

His new novel, 'Corsair King and the Storm of Desire', is the fourteenth in a series of swashbuckling historical romances set in the 27th century. A press release from Bonespire Publishing stated:

"After many months of waiting, the next book in Olav Redcourt's pulse-pounding series is at last on sale. To mark the occasion, we have organised an epic tour so that loyal readers can meet the creator of the Corsair King, Lady Lastday, Roughkiss and all their other favourite characters. The tour will begin in the Blatrimpe system and conclude two months later in Procyon."

"As with all releases from Bonespire Publishing, readers will be able to customise the holo-novel to enhance their reading pleasure. Our easy-to-use controls allow the reader to revise narrative structure, vocabulary and characterisation, and the plotline will have multiple option points, enabling you to determine an ending that meets your tastes."

An independent reporter approached Mr Redcourt as he was boarding a passenger liner, but was only able to record a few short statements. These included "bounced across space like a damn human pinball" and "nothing but meat for the sausage factory".

The author's agent, Margaux Hist, told the media:

"I wouldn't pay much attention to that. Olav was probably just thinking aloud while developing a new character."
Source: Author Begins Interstellar Book Tour (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b3cb4cb6dd20c5dd4029daa)


Title: ED: Major Victories against the League of Reparation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 July 2018, 18:45:01
Major Victories against the League of Reparation

A series of successful operations against the League of Reparation has led to much of the terrorist group being dismantled.

Captain Niamh Seutonia, a member of the tri-superpower taskforce investigating the League, released this statement:

"Over the last few days, Senior Agent Ramirez and I have led multiple raids against the League of Reparation. We interdicted several of their ships and located many outposts concealed within Imperial and Federal systems. The key to these victories was the decryption of their communications network."

"Despite meeting fierce resistance, our security forces arrested or eliminated dozens of League members. In some cases, we acted just in time to prevent further murderous acts against those descended from members of the INRA."

"We believe the League has been dealt a fatal blow, but we are still investigating how they gained access to top-level comms encryption and other restricted equipment, which suggests support from influential individuals. Furthermore, we have yet to identify Nexus, the organisation's coordinator. We have many fresh leads, however, and expect further results soon."

Milo Vesper, an editor for The Alliance Tribune, published this opinion piece:

"This may be great news for some, but what about our citizens? The taskforce should be hunting down these animals in the Alliance! We know they're here, what with Admiral Buchanan at Lave and the trap they set for Chief Inspector Kilbride, whose bravery we will never forget. Why isn't her replacement out there on raids too?"

Deputy Inspector Klatt was unavailable for comment.
Source: Major Victories against the League of Reparation (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b3dfc74c99bc3451133d55e)


Title: ED: A Thargoid Fifth Column?
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 July 2018, 18:45:01
A Thargoid Fifth Column?

Amid growing public mistrust of a fringe sect that worships the Thargoids, a report suggests that the group's members may be undercover Thargoid agents.

Independent journalist Flint 'Firemaker' Lafosse shared his theories via the Rewired news feed:

"I'm sure you're all just as creeped out as I am by those hooded monks and their stinking hive-chapels. Granted, being creepy isn't a crime, and I'm as live-and-let-live as the next man. But isn't it strange that this cult is rising just as the Thargoids return in force?"

"The idea of humans working on behalf of aliens might sound crazy, but think about it. All those escape pods captured by Thargoid ships…what did they want them for? After a bit of brainwashing, they'd make perfect spies, sent back to infiltrate humanity using this religion as a cover."

"What scares me is that these freaks don't communicate. They just lurk in the dark, waiting. Why are they so mysterious? What's going on in those chapels? For all we know, they're seeding our planets with barnacles and eggs, right under our noses."

Leading exotheologian Dr Alfred Ulyanov responded with this comment:

"I can categorically answer one point: the reason the Far God worshippers are not interested in communicating is that, from their point of view, we will all be dead soon. As for the rest of this speculation, nothing in my studies has caused me to suspect this group to be a threat, despite its unsettling beliefs."
Source: A Thargoid Fifth Column? (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b3dfd1321ffd9343218451a)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 05 July 2018, 18:45:01
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Arend Dock, HIP 17838

Gehry Gateway, Checha

Gentle Survey, Jolagro

Gordon City, Anagori

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

Hurston Platform, Yamahun

Malthus Terminal, Pleiades Sector HR-W d1-41

Neumann Camp, Shinrarta Dezhra

Mitchell Ring, Carnoeck

De Lay Survey, Ahemaker

Kube-McDowell Enterprise, Kakas

Norgay Hub, Obambori

Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b3e2393ff1ac337c8648cc9)


Title: ED: Colonia Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 July 2018, 01:45:02
Colonia Campaign Concludes

The campaign to supply a scientific project in Colonia has now concluded and construction of a resource management centre has begun. Hundreds of independent pilots made the journey to deliver commodities to Tir Technology Services in the Tir system.

Professor Alexei de la Vega, in charge of the research project, made this statement:

"With the construction of a research centre we will be able to monitor population spikes and manage resource allocation throughout the region."

Pilots who contributed to the project can now collect their rewards from Bolden's Enterprise in the Tir system.
Source: Colonia Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b3e4c08c99bc30da44931c6)


Title: ED: The Didiomanja Emperor's Grace Academy Inauguration
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 July 2018, 01:45:03
The Didiomanja Emperor's Grace Academy Inauguration

The Didiomanja Emperor's Grace has completed work on the Tiverion Academy, a flight school for Imperial naval cadets. The organisation is hosting an inaugural banquet to mark the event, and to honour the late Admiral Mira Tiverion, the organisation's founding member, who will have a monument erected at the site.

A spokesperson for the Didiomanja Emperor's Grace released the following statement:

"The Tiverion Academy will provide new recruits with cutting-edge training facilities. To host a fitting banquet for its inauguration, we require help in sourcing a range of exotic food and drink. We also require a quantity of gold to make the monument raised in the Admiral's memory a truly spectacular tribute."

The campaign begins on the 5th of July 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: The Didiomanja Emperor's Grace Academy Inauguration (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b3e4c8fd4ee1451354e5734)


Title: ED: A Profile of Jordan Rochester
Post by: RSSFeeder on 06 July 2018, 15:45:02
A Profile of Jordan Rochester

Responding to public interest in Princess Aisling Duval's fiancé, Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester, political journalist Cassia Carvalho has compiled a profile for The Imperial Herald:

"Jordan Rochester is now a household name throughout the Empire, though few were aware of him prior to his engagement to Princess Duval. But in the Federation, the Rochesters have been associated with success for over two hundred years."

"The Rochester name can be traced back to self-made tycoon Apollo Rochester, who was the biggest landowner on Biggs Colony in the Altair system. Each generation since has strived for fame and wealth, and the expression 'as rich as a Rochester' has become common parlance."

"The family matriarch is Isolde Rochester. She is a member of Congress, an influential figure in the Liberal Party and a staunch supporter of Shadow President Felicia Winters. Isolde raised five children, including Jordan, and it was her accomplishments that inspired her son to enter politics."

"Jordan's siblings chose different paths. The eldest, Jupiter Rochester, is an executive with Core Dynamics, with a personal fortune in the billions. Fifteen years ago he had his own celebrity marriage, to actor Tomas Turai. They now have two teenage children, daughter Kali and son Kalen."

"Jordan's sisters, Juno and Jocasta, have impressive Navy careers, holding the ranks of Vice Admiral and Post Captain respectively. Only Jordan's younger brother, Jonah, has no title. He is believed to be the black sheep of the family."

"Despite being just 34, Jordan has already made his mark. He has overseen several high-level negotiations on behalf of the Federal Diplomatic Corps and is now a trusted envoy, noted for his charm and tact."

"His future will be interesting, to say the least. How will he balance being both a Federal statesman and an Imperial consort? And what are the wider ramifications of the Rochester dynasty aligning with the House of Duval? Even more so than his predecessors, Jordan Rochester has already ensured that history will remember his family's name."
Source: A Profile of Jordan Rochester (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b3e1a9b21ffd9180154007b)


Title: ED: Week in Review
Post by: RSSFeeder on 07 July 2018, 18:45:03
Week in Review

Here are this week's major stories.

A series of successful operations against the League of Reparation has led to much of the terrorist group being dismantled. But while the group has been dealt a severe blow, agents have yet to identify the organisation's coordinator, Nexus.

Meanwhile, an independent report suggests that a fringe Thargoid-worshipping cult may in fact be harbouring undercover Thargoid agents. A leading exotheologian responded by saying that he did not believe the group to be a threat, despite its unsettling beliefs.

Political journalist Cassia Carvalho has compiled a profile on Jordan Rochester, fiancé of Princess Aisling Duval, for The Imperial Herald. The article documents Rochester's family history, and raises the question of how he will balance being both a Federal statesman and an Imperial consort.

In other news, celebrated author Olav Redcourt has begun a promotional tour that will take him to over fifty destinations throughout the core systems. The tour will support Redcourt's new novel, 'Corsair King and the Storm of Desire', the fourteenth in a series of swashbuckling historical romances set in the 27th century.

Didiomanja Emperor's Grace has completed work on the Tiverion Academy, a flight school for Imperial naval cadets, and is hosting an inaugural banquet to mark the event. The organisation has placed an open order for exotic food and drinks, to be served at the celebratory banquet, and issued an appeal for mined resources, which will be used to construct a statue of Admiral Mira Tiverion.

Finally, the campaign to supply a scientific project in Colonia has now concluded, and construction of a resource-management centre has begun. Hundreds of independent pilots made the journey to deliver commodities to Tir Technology Services in the Tir system.

And those are the main stories this week.
Source: Week in Review (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b3e1bcc3ae0532c4b59a399)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 10 July 2018, 23:45:02
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

De Lay Survey, Ahemaker

Hurston Platform, Yamahun

Malthus Terminal, Pleiades Sector HR-W d1-41

Mitchell Ring, Carnoeck

Neumann Camp, Shinrarta Dezhra

Norgay Hub, Obambori

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

Alexandria Dock, Chanab

Antonio de Andrade Enterprise, Ratemere

Burnell Station, Sol

Digges Terminal, Checha

Hutton Orbital, Alpha Centauri

Newholm Station, Sothis

Norgay Hub, Obambori

O'Leary Vision, Segon

Riebe Enterprise, Checha

Sharon Lee Free Market, Orrere
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b44c9dab036020a961b0477)


Title: ED: Fringe Religion Condemns Far God Cult
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 July 2018, 19:45:03
Fringe Religion Condemns Far God Cult

The Church of Eternal Void has denounced the so-called Far God cult, which worships the Thargoids.

A spokesperson identified as Cardinal Hieronymous made this statement:

"As disciples of the Guardians, we hereby declare war on those who have sold their souls to the Thargoid demons. We vow to expunge their poisonous creed and purge them from the galaxy."

Since this statement was made, the Church has seen a dramatic upswing in support from local communities. Juanita Bishop, who has been campaigning against the Far God sect, commented:

"It's about time somebody did something! The public need to get behind the Church and help them get these alien-lovers off our streets."

Security forces in many systems have issued reminders that the Far God sect is legally recognised as a religion, and that any hostility against its members will be considered a criminal act.

Dr Alfred Ulyanov, a leading exotheologian, discussed the situation on the Rewired news feed:

"A number of doomsayer cults have emerged recently, including Homo Terminus, Nova Imperium and the Order of Extinction. But of all those I've studied, the Church of Eternal Void differs in one key respect – it offers hope. They claim that veneration of the Guardians will prevent Thargoid Armageddon, which is probably why they're the most popular, being based on a classic binary theology of good versus evil."

"It's apparent that the Church is taking advantage of animosity towards the Far God sect to promote itself. The idea of Thargoid spies in human form, although baseless, has caused much anxiety. By declaring the Cult a holy adversary, the Church validates its own existence."
Source: Fringe Religion Condemns Far God Cult (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b45cb098c932974af7b1815)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 11 July 2018, 19:45:03
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

De Lay Survey, Ahemaker

Hurston Platform, Yamahun

Malthus Terminal, Pleiades Sector HR-W d1-41

Mitchell Ring, Carnoeck

Neumann Camp, Shinrarta Dezhra

Norgay Hub, Obambori

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

Alexandria Dock, Chanab

Antonio de Andrade Enterprise, Ratemere

Burnell Station, Sol

Digges Terminal, Checha

Hutton Orbital, Alpha Centauri

Newholm Station, Sothis

O'Leary Vision, Segon

Riebe Enterprise, Checha

Sharon Lee Free Market, Orrere
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b44c9dab036020a961b0477)


Title: ED: Alliance Admiral Detained
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 July 2018, 15:45:03
Alliance Admiral Detained

A member of the Alliance Council of Admirals has been arrested by the taskforce investigating terrorist organisation the League of Reparation.

Admiral George Varma was confronted by Captain Niamh Seutonia and Senior Agent Tanya Ramirez during a meeting of admiralty staff at the Donaldson starport in Alioth. Despite protests, he was placed under arrest and escorted to a secure facility.

Captain Seutonia gave a brief statement to the media:

"We have been trying to determine how the League of Reparation gained access to military-issue weapons, equipment and encryption. We now have evidence that Admiral Varma was secretly redirecting cargo shipments from the Alliance Defence Force to terrorist cells. It's highly likely that Varma is Nexus, the organisation's coordinator, and we are proceeding on that assumption."

The arrest has created diplomatic ripples, with Federal and Imperial ambassadors being summoned before the Alliance Assembly. Council member Jed Trager told The Alliance Tribune:

"For agents of the Federal Intelligence Agency and Imperial Internal Security Service to abduct an Alliance admiral is an egregious transgression. They will not get away with this."

The Council of Admirals has called for an independent inquiry to verify the accusations levied at Admiral Varma. Prime Minister Edmund Mahon made a public statement:

"This has come as a great shock, but the body of evidence against Admiral Varma is considerable. I am confident that the trial will be fair, and that our own representative within the tri-superpower taskforce will ensure that justice is done."

Deputy Inspector Klatt was unavailable for comment.
Source: Alliance Admiral Detained (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b4711b1792e4d5a2f78f576)


Title: ED: Ebor Research Outpost
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 July 2018, 22:45:04
Ebor Research Outpost

Cobra Wing, an independent organisation based in Ebor, has launched an initiative to build a new research outpost in the system.

The outpost will support further research into the Thargoids, focusing specifically on the possibility of inter-species communication.

A spokesperson for Cobra Wing gave the following statement:

"Without communication, there can be no understanding. Without understanding, there can be no peace. We ask the galactic community to support this campaign, which will support new research into the Thargoids and their methods of communication."

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

The campaign begins on the 12th July 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Ebor Research Outpost (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b476cb1d87e0e4e0d665287)


Title: ED: Didiomanja Emperor's Grace Academy Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 12 July 2018, 22:45:04
Didiomanja Emperor's Grace Academy Campaign Concludes

The Didiomanja Emperor's Grace Academy has announced that its initiative has reached a successful conclusion. Large quantities of exotic food and drink, and mined resources, were delivered to Leydenfrost Dock over the past week, allowing the organisation to host a sumptuous banquet and construct a monument in honour of Admiral Mira Tiverion.

A spokesperson for the Didiomanja Emperor's Grace Academy released the following statement:

"That was a banquet fit for an emperor. The food was sumptuous, the drink exquisite, and the revelry went on well into the early hours. I am certain Admiral Tiverion would have approved."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Leydenfrost Dock, in the Didiomanja system.
Source: Didiomanja Emperor's Grace Academy Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b476caf633d9d2b426b40c5)


Title: ED: Search for Lottery Winner
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 July 2018, 19:45:03
Search for Lottery Winner

An appeal has been launched to find the owner of a lottery ticket worth one billion credits.

The Federal Grand Lottery is the largest of its kind, regularly handing out millions of credits. The Grand Lottery also funds a wide range of social and infrastructure projects in Federation systems.

The annual Galactic Jackpot is by far the most popular lottery game, but on this occasion the winner has yet to make a claim. Purchase of the winning ticket has been confirmed, but no data is available as to who bought the ticket or when.

Tori Theopolis, a spokesperson for the Federal Grand Lottery, told the media:

"Someone out there is rich beyond his or her wildest dreams – they just don't know it yet. We're keen to find this lucky individual so we can hand over their winnings. We ask all citizens to check with any lottery players they know. Your soon-to-be-billionaire friend or relative might be very grateful for your help!"
Source: Search for Lottery Winner (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b4713372b87a4631072cf29)


Title: ED: Details of Aisling Duval's Wedding Announced
Post by: RSSFeeder on 13 July 2018, 19:45:03
Details of Aisling Duval's Wedding Announced

The wedding of Princess Aisling Duval and Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester is now in the advanced planning stages, and a date has been confirmed for the ceremony.

An official proclamation was printed in both The Federal Times and The Imperial Herald:

"Her Imperial Highness Princess Aisling Duval and the honourable Ambassador Jordan Rochester are pleased to announce the occasion of their wedding on Saturday 25th August 3304 at the Imperial Palace on Emerald in the Ciemess system."

"Invitations have been extended to representatives of every strata of society. An honour guard of vessels from both the Federal Navy and the Imperial Navy will be in attendance. The couple's wish is for all citizens of the galaxy to join together in celebration of their union."

There has been criticism of Princess Duval's choice of husband, with some Imperial citizens voicing dismay at the forthcoming nuptials. Senator Zemina Torval continued to publicly air her disapproval:

"This is nothing but a PR exercise, designed purely for political and financial gain. The princess should not be undermining the Empire's policies for her own personal benefit."

But there is equal support for what many consider a genuine romance. Former Federal President Jasmina Halsey, now acting as an advisor to the Alliance, stated:

"I am very enthusiastic about the opportunities for peace that this marriage will bring. This relationship symbolises a new era of amity that will benefit all of humanity."
Source: Details of Aisling Duval's Wedding Announced (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b471276792e4d47a539b587)


Title: ED: Week in Review
Post by: RSSFeeder on 14 July 2018, 21:45:01
Week in Review

Here are this week's major stories.

Admiral George Varma of the Alliance Council of Admirals has been arrested by the taskforce investigating terrorist organisation the League of Reparation. Admiral Varma stands accused of redirecting cargo shipments from the Alliance Defence Force to terrorist cells. It is thought that Varma is the organisation's coordinator, operating under the alias Nexus.

The Church of Eternal Void has declared war on the so-called Far God cult, which worships the Thargoids. The announcement has prompted a dramatic upswing in support for the Church, but security forces have issued reminders that the Far God sect is recognised as a religion, and that any hostility against its members would be considered a criminal act.

A date has been set for the wedding of Princess Aisling Duval and Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester. Senator Zemina Torval remains a vocal critic of the marriage, but Former Federal President Jasmina Halsey has expressed enthusiasm for the union.

In other news, an appeal has been launched to find the owner of a lottery ticket worth one billion credits. The annual Galactic Jackpot is by far the most popular lottery game, but on this occasion the winner has yet to make a claim. Purchase of the winning ticket has been confirmed, but no data is available as to who bought the ticket or when.

Cobra Wing, an independent organisation based in Ebor, has launched an initiative to build a new research outpost in the system. The outpost will support further research into the Thargoids, focusing specifically on the possibility of inter-species communication.

Finally, Didiomanja Emperor's Grace has announced that its initiative has reached a successful conclusion. Large quantities of exotic food and drink, and mined resources, were delivered to Leydenfrost Dock over the past week, allowing the organisation to host a sumptuous banquet and construct a monument in honour of Admiral Mira Tiverion.

And those are the main stories this week.
Source: Week in Review (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b4713c5c0c5fe3a400eb92f)


Title: ED: Details of Aisling Duval's Wedding Announced
Post by: RSSFeeder on 17 July 2018, 18:45:02
Details of Aisling Duval's Wedding Announced

The wedding of Princess Aisling Duval and Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester is now in the advanced planning stages, and a date has been confirmed for the ceremony.

An official proclamation was printed in both The Federal Times and The Imperial Herald:

"Her Imperial Highness Princess Aisling Duval and the honourable Ambassador Jordan Rochester are pleased to announce the occasion of their wedding on Saturday 25th August 3304 at the Imperial Palace on Emerald in the Cemiess system."

"Invitations have been extended to representatives of every strata of society. An honour guard of vessels from both the Federal Navy and the Imperial Navy will be in attendance. The couple's wish is for all citizens of the galaxy to join together in celebration of their union."

There has been criticism of Princess Duval's choice of husband, with some Imperial citizens voicing dismay at the forthcoming nuptials. Senator Zemina Torval continued to publicly air her disapproval:

"This is nothing but a PR exercise, designed purely for political and financial gain. The princess should not be undermining the Empire's policies for her own personal benefit."

But there is equal support for what many consider a genuine romance. Former Federal President Jasmina Halsey, now acting as an advisor to the Alliance, stated:

"I am very enthusiastic about the opportunities for peace that this marriage will bring. This relationship symbolises a new era of amity that will benefit all of humanity."
Source: Details of Aisling Duval's Wedding Announced (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b471276792e4d47a539b587)


Title: ED: An Interview with Aisling Duval
Post by: RSSFeeder on 18 July 2018, 15:45:03
An Interview with Aisling Duval

Princess Aisling Duval has discussed her forthcoming marriage in an exclusive interview with entertainment journalist Solomon Helios.

The princess spoke openly about many topics, including the impact of her announcement:

"I was as surprised as everyone else! After the ball for the Federal delegation, things moved very quickly. Perhaps I should have been more patient, but I wanted people to know my intentions as soon as possible."

On her relationship with Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester, she said:

"I had met Jordan a few times at diplomatic events, and we always got on well. He's much warmer and funnier than one would expect an ambassador to be. I don't know how I managed without him for so long."

She also tackled criticism from Senator Zemina Torval, among others:

"Any negativity around this wedding is based on prejudice and fear. Shouldn't we all be free to love whomever we wish? Maybe if Zemina was capable of such an emotion, she might understand."

Regarding the future, Princess Duval revealed:

"Jordan and I see this marriage as an opportunity for change. Imagine a galaxy where both superpowers work hand in hand, and support each other in times of hardship. Now that's a true marriage."

Solomon Helios concluded the interview with this comment:

"I'd like to sincerely thank Her Imperial Highness for speaking to us, and I'm especially happy to have received an invitation to the wedding of the century! I'll be reporting on every detail of this historic union in weeks to come."
Source: An Interview with Aisling Duval (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b4f136bf939407b2f1757a4)


Title: ED: Identity of Nexus Confirmed
Post by: RSSFeeder on 18 July 2018, 15:45:03
Identity of Nexus Confirmed

Deputy Inspector Mara Klatt of Alliance Interpol has broken her silence regarding the League of Reparation.

At a special press conference, she made this announcement:

"Prior to her death at the hands of the League of Reparation, I worked closely with my predecessor Chief Inspector Kay Kilbride. She revealed how Fleet Admiral Buchanan's assassination could only have been arranged by a senior figure within the Alliance Defence Force. She was patiently amassing evidence pertaining to this – a task that I inherited when she died."

"Information decrypted from the League's comms network has confirmed Kilbride's suspicions. I can also confirm that the arrest of Admiral George Varma was due to false leads – misdirection on the part of Varma's protégé within the Alliance Defence Force, Rear Admiral Riri McAllister."

"Rear Admiral McAllister is Nexus, the League's central coordinator. She has now been arrested and formally charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism. We have released Admiral Varma with our apologies."

"The decrypted data has also revealed the location of two major League enclaves. The taskforce is organising an operation to eradicate these groups, which we hope will be supported by the galactic community."

Council Member Jed Trager was also present at the conference, and remarked:

"We all owe a debt of gratitude to Inspector Klatt and the late Chief Inspector Kilbride. Thanks to their dedication, Nexus has at last been unmasked. Hopefully this marks the end of the League's reign of terror."
Source: Identity of Nexus Confirmed (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b4f12d56c00cb022c0271b3)


Title: ED: Far God Cult Attacked
Post by: RSSFeeder on 19 July 2018, 18:45:02
Far God Cult Attacked

There has been a spate of violence against the Thargoid-worshipping Far God cult, resulting in dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries.

Since the Church of Eternal Void declared war against the sect, its members have compelled citizens to attack Far God believers in many systems. Several of the sect's places of worship have been firebombed.

The Far God cultists have offered no resistance to the aggression, and have even refused to leave burning hive-chapels.

Cardinal Hieronymous, representing the Church of Eternal Void, addressed a large crowd:

"Our loyal followers are performing the Guardians' righteous work! Those who serve the Thargoid demons are demons themselves, and we must cast them out with fire and fury."

A vocal campaigner against the Far God sect, Juanita Bishop, told the media:

"It might not be pretty, but what's happening now is no different to what our brave pilots are doing out there in space – defending their own kind. We will do whatever it takes to protect our children from these monsters."

Local security forces have been slow to respond to the incidents, and few arrests have been made. Councillor Quinn Damico commented:

"The lack of an immediate clampdown is inexcusable. The Church is inciting criminal acts and persecuting a legally registered religion. I call upon the authorities to bring the full force of the law against any vigilante behaviour."
Source: Far God Cult Attacked (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b5049d6f04e92310f589369)


Title: ED: Unexploded Nuclear Missile Discovered
Post by: RSSFeeder on 19 July 2018, 18:45:02
Unexploded Nuclear Missile Discovered

A thermonuclear weapon, launched over a thousand years ago during Earth's Third World War, has been discovered.

The intercontinental ballistic missile was found beneath the Pacific Ocean, during construction of new undersea habitation off the coast of California.

Lieutenant Commander Page Patterson, a munitions-disposal specialist for the Federal Navy, gave this statement:

"The missile was partially embedded in the ocean floor when aqua-engineering teams found it. Erosion of the casing makes identification difficult, but the design is consistent with strategic ordnance of the mid-21st century. Its thermonuclear warhead would have had an explosive yield of 45 megatons."

"Robotic avatar units have successfully disarmed the missile's uranium core, so the risk to local populations has been nullified. We are now treating the area for radiation leakage. The remains of the missile will be scrapped."

Dr Imogen Ryang, a historian specialising in Earth conflicts, observed:

"A variety of relics from World War III, which took place between 2044 and 2055, have been found over the centuries. All nuclear exchanges between nation states were thought to be well documented, so this discovery comes as quite a shock."

"Although the missile's origin remains a mystery, its location near the western seaboard suggests two possibilities. Either it was a failed launch from a silo in the United States, or it was an inbound enemy missile that failed to reach its target. In the latter case, it was likely disabled by the USA's defensive laser grid, which combined ground turrets with armed satellites. This was how America avoided a nuclear detonation on its soil during the war, unlike most other continents on Earth."
Source: Unexploded Nuclear Missile Discovered (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b504aeaf04e9240913b9164)


Title: ED: Cobra Wing Campaign Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 19 July 2018, 18:45:02
Cobra Wing Campaign Concludes

A spokesperson for the Cobra Wing has announced that its campaign to build a research outpost in the Ebor system has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Scores of pilots supported the campaign by delivering commodities to Morris Enterprise and eliminating agitators in Ebor, thereby ensuring the safety of traders.

A spokesperson for the Cobra Wing released the following statement:

"We want to thank all the Commanders who supported this campaign. We hope that the new outpost helps us communicate with our neighbours and achieve peace."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Morris Enterprise in the Ebor system.
Source: Cobra Wing Campaign Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b50a652f04e92067f749e80)


Title: ED: Hunt the League of Reparation
Post by: RSSFeeder on 20 July 2018, 01:45:04
Hunt the League of Reparation

A tri-superpower taskforce has launched a campaign to track down and eliminate members of terrorist group, the League of Reparation.

Captain Niamh Seutonia of the IISS, who is a prominent member of the taskforce, made this announcement:

"With the arrest of Riri McAllister, otherwise known as Nexus, we now hold the main coordinator of the League of Reparation in custody. Furthermore, decrypted information has revealed the location of League strongholds in two separate systems, one in Imperial and one in Federal space."

"We are determined to eliminate these terrorists before they can wreak any more havoc, but fully expect tough resistance. Therefore we ask the galactic community to provide support in wiping out these dangerous extremists."

The operation in Zibal will be coordinated by Zibal Power Co. Likewise, military action in Ienpalang will be supported by Ienpalang Corporation.

The campaign begins on the 19th of July 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Hunt the League of Reparation (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b50a658e9ba7b696e6bbfc0)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 20 July 2018, 01:45:04
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Riebe Enterprise, Checha

Singer Orbital, Matsya

Stabenow Survey, Cerno

Vaucouleurs Vision, Veroklist

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Sturckow Port, SPOCS 253

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

Auld Silo, Checha

Darnielle Gateway, Adju

Farmer Laboratory, Ling Deti

Gaensler Dock, Venexo

Irens Dock, Manite

Kneale Survey, Manite

Nagata Vision, Gally Bese

Pinzon Orbital, Manite

Rennie Hub, Yorua

Russ Landing, Segon

Stabenow Reformatory, Peregrina

Weber Dock, Meene

Young Station, Ling Deti
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b506275f04e9208e04a7486)


Title: ED: Week in Review
Post by: RSSFeeder on 21 July 2018, 18:45:03
Week in Review

Here are this week's major stories.

Mara Klatt of Alliance Interpol has announced that Admiral George Varma, who was arrested last week on suspicion of working with terrorist organisation the League of Reparation, was in fact framed by Rear Admiral Riri McAllister. It is now believed that McAllister is Nexus, the League's central coordinator.

Following this development, information decrypted by a tri-superpower taskforce has revealed the location of League strongholds in two systems – one in Imperial and one in Federal space. A two-pronged operation to destroy these enclaves is now underway.

Princess Aisling Duval has discussed her forthcoming marriage in an interview with Solomon Helios. The princess insisted that any negativity surrounding the wedding was based on prejudice and fear, saying, "Shouldn't we all be free to love whomever we wish?"

Meanwhile, there has been a spate of violence against the Thargoid-worshipping Far God cult, resulting in dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries. The Far God cultists have offered no resistance to the aggression. Local security forces have been slow to respond to the incidents, and few arrests have been made.

In other news, a thermonuclear weapon, launched over a thousand years ago during Earth's Third World War, has been discovered. The intercontinental ballistic missile was found beneath the Pacific Ocean, during construction of new undersea habitation off the coast of California. The missile's uranium core has been disarmed and the risk to local populations nullified.

Finally, a spokesperson for the Cobra Wing has announced that its campaign to build a research outpost in the Ebor system has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Scores of pilots supported the campaign by delivering commodities to Morris Enterprise and eliminating agitators in Ebor, thereby ensuring the safety of traders.

And those are the main stories this week.
Source: Week in Review (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b504c6b88180343bb2305df)


Title: ED: Starport Status Update
Post by: RSSFeeder on 24 July 2018, 20:45:03
Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Auld Silo, Checha

Darnielle Gateway, Adju

Farmer Laboratory, Ling Deti

Gaensler Dock, Venexo

Irens Dock, Manite

Kneale Survey, Manite

Nagata Vision, Gally Bese

Pinzon Orbital, Manite

Russ Landing, Segon

Weber Dock, Meene

Young Station, Ling Deti

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

Brashear Landing, Jabugaly

Collins Station, Huichi

Dampier's Progress, Jabugaly

Ford Platform, HIP 41022

Griffiths Horizons, Ruchbah

Israel Port, Mudrama Kaze

Jeury Silo, Obambori

Lindblad Hub, Venexo

Scott Station, HIP 93685

Thomas Orbital, Wolf 1241

Vasilyev Installation, LTT 4560

Wisniewski-Snerg Prospect, Anagorovici
Source: Starport Status Update (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b572e31e0d92e3d0b59b1a9)


Title: ED: Guardian-Worshipping Church Declared Illegal
Post by: RSSFeeder on 25 July 2018, 17:45:02
Guardian-Worshipping Church Declared Illegal

The Church of Eternal Void, a fringe group that venerates the Guardians, has been declared illegal in every system where it operates.

Cardinal Hieronymous and other senior members of the Church have been arrested for inciting acts of violence against the so-called 'Far God' sect, which worships the Thargoids. The death toll among the Far God sect is now in the hundreds, with many more injured.

Councillor Quinn Damico praised the declaration:

"All citizens have the freedom to practise any religion they choose, provided that religion does not sanction homicide. Authorities have made the right move to prevent further bloodshed."

The decision was condemned by Juanita Bishop, who runs a campaign against the Far God sect:

"So the sick Thargoid-lovers can walk free, while those with the courage to oppose them are put behind bars. It's the traitors who worship the enemy that should be illegal! This perversion of justice will backfire on us, mark my words."

Dr Jameelah Griffin of the Galactic Interfaith Commune made this statement:

"The ability to distinguish between laws and beliefs is the mark of a civilised society. In this case we consider the Far God sect to be the victim rather than the aggressor, despite the controversial nature of their faith."
Source: Guardian-Worshipping Church Declared Illegal (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b584f982ee69f18c0286234)


Title: ED: Rochester Family Attacked
Post by: RSSFeeder on 26 July 2018, 14:45:03
Rochester Family Attacked

Members of the Rochester family have come under personal and political attack following the engagement of Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester to Princess Aisling Duval.

Several media outlets shared news of an incident involving Jordan Rochester's teenage niece:

"A physical assault against Kali Rochester was reported on campus at Olympus Village University yesterday. Students surrounded Ms Rochester and accosted her while chanting anti-Imperial slogans. The assault was repelled by her private security detail."

Meanwhile, Kali's father Jupiter Rochester was featured in a financial report from The Federal Times:

"Core Dynamics stock dropped by 18 per cent this month, undoubtedly due to the CEO's family being linked with an Imperial princess. Jupiter Rochester has come under fire from both shareholders and management, who are concerned that one of the Federation's bedrocks might be losing his integrity."

Questions have also been asked in Congress of Isolde Rochester, Jordan Rochester's mother. Many congressmen have demanded assurances that the Federation will not relinquish influence or territory to the Empire in the wake of the marriage.

Isolde Rochester released the following statement:

"Conservative elements always react negatively to change, even when that change is in society's best interest. My son's relationship with Her Imperial Highness represents not just a union between the Rochesters and the House of Duval, but the start of a new era of cooperation that will strengthen us all."
Source: Rochester Family Attacked (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b585027d1f66b1d204a5b6a)


Title: ED: Alliance Initiative
Post by: RSSFeeder on 26 July 2018, 21:45:03
Alliance Initiative

The Alliance has announced plans to build an Ocellus starport in the MEL 22 Sector GM-V C2-8 system, to further bridge the gap between the core systems and the Alliance's outposts in the California Nebula.

Alliance official Torvan Dast issued the following statement:

"Our previous initiative established a link between our outposts in the California Nebula and the galactic core. But to ensure the safety and wellbeing of travellers following the route, we need to maintain a robust programme of starport construction."

The initiative is being overseen by the Turner Research Group, which has placed an open order for mined resources to be used in the construction. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure that those contributing material to the campaign can do so safely.

The campaign begins on the 26th of July 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Source: Alliance Initiative (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b59de8ad567cc2cfc588865)


Title: ED: League of Reparation Hunt Concludes
Post by: RSSFeeder on 26 July 2018, 21:45:03
League of Reparation Hunt Concludes

The tri-power taskforce whose goal is to eradicate the League of Reparation has announced a successful conclusion to its recent campaign. Scores of pilots supported the taskforce by eliminating League terrorists in the Zibal and Ienpalang systems.

As the campaign drew to a close, Captain Niamh Seutonia had this to say:

"The League of Reparation put up a good fight, just what we've come to expect from these fanatics, but we prevailed in the end. With the aid of the galactic community, we have now taken a bold step in eradicating this terrorist organisation once and for all."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative in the Zibal system can now collect their rewards from Hire Port. Pilots who contributed to the initiative in the Ienpalang system can now collect their rewards from Brundage City.
Source: League of Reparation Hunt Concludes (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b59de87d567cc51d13c94f6)


Title: ED: Classic Children's Show Returns
Post by: RSSFeeder on 27 July 2018, 18:45:03
Classic Children's Show Returns

A children's entertainment show that achieved great popularity 40 years ago is being remade for modern audiences.

The animated programme, which featured spacefaring camel-like lifeforms from another galaxy, was titled Andromedaries. After many years, its devoted fanbase has raised funding for an independent entertainment company to purchase the rights.

A press release from Blackshadow Productions stated:

"This new incarnation of Andromedaries will delight fans both old and new. We'll be going on a dark, blood-soaked journey of psychological discovery, showcasing all the trials and pressures of intergalactic travel."

Vienna Langhorne, the creator and head writer of the original show, commented:

"It's about camels in space, for goodness' sake! What are these morons doing to it?"

Ogden Smith, president of the Andromedaries Superlative Society, told the media:

"With all due respect to Vienna Langhorne, she doesn't understand the show like we do. The new version will return viewers to the gritty, realistic drama we enjoyed when we were kids."
Source: Classic Children's Show Returns (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b58591bccfe9426526f7cb7)


Title: ED: League of Reparation Eliminated
Post by: RSSFeeder on 27 July 2018, 18:45:03
League of Reparation Eliminated

The League of Reparation has been dismantled, according to the tri-superpower taskforce investigating the organisation.

Captain Niamh Seutonia of the Imperial Internal Security Service made this statement:

"Following the decryption of the League's comms network, we have now arrested or eliminated every member of the organisation. The galactic community provided significant support by destroying the League's strongholds in Federal and Imperial space. Thanks to their efforts, the League of Reparation has been defeated."

Deputy Inspector Mara Klatt spoke to the media about Riri McAllister, now known to be Nexus, the League's central coordinator:

"McAllister voluntarily revealed a surprising amount of information during questioning. It seems the League began building its forces a few years ago, recruiting misguided obsessives and mercenaries. They targeted INRA descendants to whom they could gain easy access, murdering dozens of innocent people."

"After Commander Jameson's ship was discovered, the League started targeting high-profile individuals and leaving the 'For Jameson' message. This was designed to generate exposure and spread terror to families with an INRA connection."

"McAllister has confessed to being the original architect of the League. As for her motivation, she insists she is a direct descendant of Commander John Jameson, and that her duty was to avenge his death."

"In fact, McAllister is registered as an orphan of unknown lineage, meaning that we cannot verify her claim. Our suspicion is that this is a long-held delusion or a product of a psychological disorder."

Alliance Interpol later confirmed that McAllister had been charged with multiple terrorism-related crimes. Her trial will be held shortly.
Source: League of Reparation Eliminated (https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet