Once the Velvet Presley was safely stowed in a hangar down in the depths of Coney Gateway station, Furieux slowly made his way to the Star & Garter on floor sixty one. There were many ways to get around star ports, from station shuttles and high speed elevators to great arcing enclosed walkways that led deeper into the station interior. Usually, Furieux would almost certainly take the quickest route to get to the bar – in his mind, the most important facility on any station – but on this occasion decided to dodge past overalled station personnel and flight-suited fellow pilots on the walkways instead. It had been more than a year since he’d set foot on Coney Gateway, the home port of the 8th Dragon Squadron, and he wanted to re-familiarise himself with the station layout...
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.