***** Inter Galactic News *****
Dastardly Dewiek Disregard Yank Neutrality
The governor of a MRC outpost in the Yank system reports that a 400-hull DEN warship called Grey Hunter Axiom entered orbit of Spritzer and opened fire with weapons of mass destruction (WoMD) against a platform, outpost, ground party and ship. Reports indicate significant casualties to Kastorian personnel both in space and on the ground. The KAS Junta is gruffly warning, with a slightly indifferent air, that everybody better stay out of the sector of the outpost for their own health. It is unclear what measures the KAS have or will take against the DEN on this matter. Such a breach of Yank neutrality has in the past caused the Dewiek to froth at the bit against the Empire for their disregard of ‘civilised’ norms. Their current silence on this matter speaks volumes.
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*** In Brief ***
Large numbers of human colonists are migrating to the Misre system. Only the DOM have the extraordinary logistics to support such a monumental transference of Earthlings into the Capellan periphery. No doubt the Earth civilians are immensely grateful to be getting off that overcrowded hell-hole and into fresh territories. The DOM are equally likely to be happy to have found a suitable world to build to the maximal development stage after their aborted attempts in the Cluster to give a new home to millions of humans.
Human colonists in their tens of thousands are apparently disappearing into Dewiek space. Who is responsible and why? The DEN have traditionally preferred to live alone in their home space and historically found the presence of aliens who were not prey-sport problematic to say the least.
There are reports of significant infrastructure investment in the New Sussex system. This is likely the work of the newly emerged MZC but who is providing the resources by which this new entity is pursuing their aims is unclear. Business analysts suggests that this may mark a secret collaboration between FET and FLZ that will no doubt be welcome news to the Empire.
Meanwhile, the SMS also appear to be engaged in a sizeable upgrade of the infrastructure of the Stockton system as well. However, the old dusty miners source of resources are far more traditional. The real question is whether the SMS are still maintaining their vast fleet of heavy cruisers and whether after so many years of inactivity they would be up to their job of providing a defence of the Inner Capellan.
The burning question in bars in the Twilight system is: Who is trying to track down disgruntled representatives of the FLZ War Party and why? Travellers report there have been excited chatter around an effort by some of the now defunct caste to resume their traditional role in FLZ politics. This would come as an about turn to the publicly friendly face of the new ‘reformed’ FLZ and its turn towards purely ecological matters. With Silith Ungol recently making a veiled threat against the GTT for sending a scout into FLZ territory, could the Isolationist Party be hedging their bets and looking for alternatives to the current Fessin Party dominance?
The GTT are muscling everyone else out of public trade deals but but only small time traders in disparate affiliations seem to be affected. With the AFT a spent force in organising small time traders, it seems the GTT will continue to grab market share without any opposition. As long as they don’t get themselves into a war with the DEN, of course.
*** Public Letter from the KRT ***
We are the KRT, a religious clan offshoot from the Krell. Contrary to common beliefs, we do not follow, or worship the Gormless One, but the One True God through peace, trust and friendship.
The Krell of the Reverence Temple was born from a previous Krell clan, the Black Rat, under Warlord Psy Nexu. This clan changed when Kal Torak met in private with the Warlord. The meeting lasted several days the details of which have never been made public. By the end, Psy Nexu dropped the title of Warlord and took the title of Cardinal, re-joined his original clan, the Horned Rat, and reverted to his ancient family name of Cyn. Under the religious influence of Kal Torak the clan changed into the Krell of the Reverence Temple and started to educate the masses in the teaching, faith and beliefs of the True One. This conversion was a direct result of the still suspicious death of his brother Galaphile and the finding of the True Ones Bible at a KRT base within the Yank system. Subsequently, Kal Torak took the title of Holy Gorim after visitations and long lost sub space messages from Ludovicus de Fortis, Rion Dracolith and Pope Roswell.
The True One was initially founded through the New Harmony Church, which then metamorphosed into the Brotherhood.
The True One faith started and first entered the peripheries as the NHC. The New Harmony was the term used for the application of morals and ethics to the advancement of science. It was originally a self-organising movement sponsored by the Emperor and backed by the public ensuring that science prospered without fear of the creation of 'Frankenstein's Monster'. Its metamorphosis into a fully-fledged religion began on backwater planets (before the time of subspace communications) and it was not long before the 'True One' was revealing the universe through scientific discovery. While in some systems it became a way of life, it never really gained more than a foothold on Earth. The official Church however was established; guiding scientists in search of the nature of the True One through morally defined and approved research. A faction of this Church became close to Emperor Paul with the resulting schism forming the Brotherhood.
It is now accepted by all Empire affiliations that the True One is their accepted religion, and initially, the True One had human race followers only. The KRT are now known as the only non-human race to devote their lives to the True One.
The KRT are NOT the new BHD, we are still and remain a very active clan of the Krell, and has our brother Namica as our clan Warlord. Unlike the old BHD, we do not have tendencies to cleanse heretics and non believers at a whim, we are a peaceful and friendly affiliation that devotes their lives in the teachings, beliefs and faith of following the True One.
This may not please certain races within the peripheries, but we believe that with the faith and belief of the True One, opinions can change through peace and friendship.
*** Public Notice from the DNA ***
Greetings everyone, i'm spokesman for the South Road Workers Party. Our job is to run the platforms on the South Road. For those of you who don't know, the South Road is the trade route that runs from from Yank in Outer Naplia over Aladdin, to Wimbledon in the Transpiral.
All information we provide here is for your protection and our legal duty to inform. Actual actions taken will likely be the result of factors outside of our control, like affiliation relations, and such.
If you need more information regarding these things, please contact the DNA Foreign Department. The South Road Workers Party has a duty to inform, but will not be taking any questions, thank you.
Please note that this advisory covers both platforms on the South Road. Please note also that we can not provide you with details on the locations of our installations, please contact DNA Foreign Department for more details.
The South Road Worker Party, as a registered Trade Union in the DNA, exercises its right to publicly endorse the findings and rulings of the Traffic Safety Commission for the South Road Development Project.
We hereby oblige by our legal duty to inform that we have instituted the following advisories:
!!! MRC Advisory: Code Orange !!!
Mercenary activity is part of a regulated economy in the DNA. In the Transpiral part of the South Road, MRC are on the enemy list, as they are deemed a destabilising influence to local economies and populations, and as such can be deemed a danger to Traffic Safety. In the Outer Naplia part of the South Road, MRC are permitted, for lawful purposes. MRC, check local conditions before travelling!
!!! PIR Advisory: Code Red !!!
If you are a pirate i guess this comes as no surprise, you are on our enemy list.
!!! AFA Advisory: Code Red !!!
Even though the aff will probably prevent us from actually shooting at you, you are hereby advised that you have been added to the enemy list of both platforms protecting the South Road.
The Traffic Safety Commission for the South Road Development Project has ruled that your affiliation is deemed a pirate by current traffic safety standards.
If you feel this ruling to be unjust, you may request a Complaint and Request for Revision form from the justice department, and you must lodge your complaint within 30 days of the issuance of this Advisory. Feel free to take up contact with anyone at DNA Judicial for this purpose.
We would like to cite an excerpt from the Chief Commissioner's public statement to his ruling:
Given that the FET have always been extremely helpful with regards to safe transit and inter-aff cooperation in very practical and concrete ways on the Corewards Development Project, we need to take lessons from that here at the South Road Development Project. An aff like the NLF is branded as terrorist while they fight for our people's freedom and the AFA should be tolerated despite the hate they represent? No! Even their very name begins with Anti; they are completely counter to the peaceful and cooperative principles that guide our project. We are Pro, and we show gratitude! Supporting evidence clearly shows that it is Mr. Lowe's own statements that lead us to the conclusion that he works for an anonymous pirate, and thus is the subcontractor of a known pirate making himself a pirate also. The decision was easy to take, really, it is a simple reality that can not be refuted, and we have a legal duty to inform. The AFA is clearly a danger to Traffic Safety, and i will take the appropriate actions within the sphere of my responsibility, and i will sign off on our platform's enemy lists.
!!! Code Yellow - FET - Temporary Advisory !!!
Greetings friends at the FET, We are using our legal duty to inform you with this Temporary Advisory that the Chief Commissioner has made the following recommendation:
Move aff relations to friendly with the FET and antagonistic towards the AFA.
Unfortunately, DNA leadership has informed us that this will not be possible because of financial constraints.
Nevertheless, the Chief Commissioner felt it important to publicly inform this recommendation.
Thank you all for your time,
this has been our legal duty to inform,
we will not be taking any question.
If you need more information, please contact the DNA Foreign Department.
*** Affiliations ***
AFT Association of Free Traders (54) - Marion Tweedy
CIA Combined Intelligence Agency (64) - Laton CIA
DNA Displaced Natives Asylum (66) - Yahn Wodenzoon
DTR Detinus Republic (58) - Morley Decker
DEN Dewiek Elder Nation (67) - Aadolf
DOM Dominion (57) - bcd
ERC Eldar Rawk Conclave (83) - RAO
FCN Falconian Republic (70) - Crius Grimtail
FEA Felini Elamite Autonomy (60) - Kr'Shan
FEL Felini Tyranny (49) - Mrrshan
FLZ Flagritz Republic (47) - Kayxaer
FET Frontier Exploration & Trade (56) - Cu Chulainn
GRC Gracians (13) - HG1
GTT Galactic Trade & Transport (52) - Xavier Fox
GCE Garcia Enterprises (4) - Neil
HEX Hexamon (23) - Ando
IMP Imperial Services (51) - Tiberius Crowe
KRL Krell (30) - Namica
KRT Krell of the Reverence Temple (37) - Kal Torak
KST Kastor Kastorians (12) - Kastor
MZC Mizuchi Combine (86) - Mizuchi
MOH Mohache (73) - Listens
NLF Naplian Liberation Front (38) - NLFHQ
RCF The Red Confederate Forces - ???
RRH Roy Robert Holdings (39) - Roy Roberts
SMS Stellar Mining and Smelting (53) - MikhailM
USN Ulian Stellar Nation (34) - Oedipus Prime
WMB Wimble Nations (25) - zz
NPC / FoC: ARC, CIV, CGT, FRE, HBO, HEF, IND, ISP, JCN, MEK, MRC, PIR, PRV, TCA, TRN, KAS
Inactive: ANT, BHD, COD, HVE, IDC, RIP, SKW, TAG
Deceased: CAL, MIC
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