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Subspace Static Week 1 Year 200 - 6th January 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

Disaster A cunning plan was devised. This was the construction of a fleet of small ships each armed with ion cannons. This large fleet would then engage a small fleet of larger ships in an attempt to kill all the life forms thus rendering the fleet derelict. Brilliant. Unfortunately the smaller fleet was more than competently manned. The result was that the Dewiek Direwolf warfleet smashed twice their number of Clan Cygnets without suffering a single dereliction. Only a single CLN Cygnet escaped the destruction only to be destroyed by a DEN colony when it entered orbit.

*********Ground Assault*********

The Clans are revolting Following some carefully planned pyrotechnics and sabotage Clan militia stormed the recently captured Dewiek colony in a brave attempt to liberate their comrades. The Dewiek were obviously unprepared for the assault, having failed to first ensure the security of their newly captured prize. Without the aid of air support their may have been doomed had the Clan militia from the nearby urban sectors had more than small arms. Still it was a brave assault and worthy of a mention in any ballad of heroes.

*********Other News*********

Well, so starts a new year. Always good to bring it in with a bang. We have lots to look forward to. The ongoing hostilities between the Clan and the Dewiek, a political miasma settling over the human empires and the introduction of the ground battle program in the very near future. I will publish more details about the battle program in next week's SSS. Oh, and all those players that sent in their special action turns for my first day back, thanks guys. <g>

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Subspace Static Week 2 Year 200 - 13th January 2000  [Recruit]

*********Ground Battles*********

The Imperial forces smashed a skirmish party that was attempting to sabotage their research facilities. Unfortunately ship from which they launched the sneaky assault got away.

*********Other News*********

New Ground Battle

As stated last week this will be introduced in a few weeks but before, some information has to be issued.
Troops are needed for optimum efficiency of ground equipment. This is set at 1 troop per item although full combined arms training will increase this to 1 troop per 5 item. Lack of troops means that vehicles will be less effective in combat (down to 50% min).

Attacks involving colonies also have collateral damage being applied to the other colony sectors. Power and items that generate power have a chance of exploding that will do further damage to the colony.
Each round all troops and military equipment fire at their own rate with the damage being applied as it hits. This will allow a fast low mass equipment to fire first (i.e. troops) which can mean that they will destroy slower bulkier equipment before it can retaliate.

More details to follow.

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Subspace Static Week 3 Year 200 - 20th January 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

A dangerous mission to remove valuable technology from a colony went pear shaped when the Clan ship transporting the equipment wandered into the path a number of Dewiek ships. The result was conclusive and only dust remained.

*********Other News*********

Ground Battle Program Update

To clarify the troops per item situation. This is calculated each round and is based only on the items being used during the round. Thus if two items are not used in the same round of combat only one troop is needed. The number of troops per item is called the Combat Efficiency (CE) this is noted on the combat. Below is a cut down example (the enemy was not included).

After Air Combat Phase

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IND COLONY FREEDOM CITY (2653) CE=1.00
382 AA TANKS, 1604 GREEN TROOPS, 613 GROUND FIGHTERS[0.0], 93 GROUND BOMBERS[0.0], 21 LIGHT TANKS, 7 MEDIUM TANKS, 6 PULSAR TANKS, 354 RDB, 1153 SOLDIERS[78], 340 VETERANS[23], 85 WARBOTS, 14445 MILITIA After Anti-Aircraft Phase
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IND COLONY FREEDOM CITY (2653) CE=1.00
382 AA TANKS, 1604 GREEN TROOPS, 613 GROUND FIGHTERS[0.0], 93 GROUND BOMBERS[0.0], 21 LIGHT TANKS, 7 MEDIUM TANKS, 6 PULSAR TANKS, 354 RDB, 1153 SOLDIERS[78], 340 VETERANS[23], 85 WARBOTS, 14445 MILITIA After Bombing Phase
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IND COLONY FREEDOM CITY (2653) CE=1.00
613 GROUND FIGHTERS[0.0], 93 GROUND BOMBERS[0.0] After Long Range Phase
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IND COLONY FREEDOM CITY (2653) CE=1.00
613 GROUND FIGHTERS[0.0], 93 GROUND BOMBERS[0.0] After Short Range Phase (Round 1)
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IND COLONY FREEDOM CITY (2653) All troops killed - Position surrenders Post Battle Adjustments
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IND COLONY FREEDOM CITY (2653)
188339 mus of collateral damage to position
2135 injured survived

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Subspace Static Week 4 Year 200 - 27th January 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

A lone DTR Nebulon was attacked and destroyed by a lone RIP Battleship. As this happened in on of the remotest parts of the peripheries questions may soon be asked. Shortly after this attack a single DEN ship was also blown up by the same RIP Battleship. Coincidence?

*********Massacre*********

Having previously fled their colony in fear of the DEN horde, the Clan colonists waited to be picked up. Unfortunately for them the DEN preceded to hassle them in the starport. Unwilling to go quietly the DEN massacred every last one of them in a ruthless display of power. Estimates place the death toll in the tens of thousands. Wether this was the act of a single vicious commander or on direct orders from central command has not been determined.

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Subspace Static Week 5 Year 200 - 3rd February 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

A small detachment of GTT warships peeled off from the main fleet in order to smash to pieces a lone RIP yacht.

*********Massacre*********

Ground Battle

Tests continue on the new land battle program but should be finalized very soon. It is likely that it will be implemented at the beginning of March. The general findings are that troops are awesome so build those boot camps and transfer that training to all your colonies.

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Subspace Static Week 6 Year 200 - 10th February 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

The RIP have made another easy pick up this week. The victim was an SMS merchant vessel that was sunning itself in the middle of nowhere. How unfortunate.

*********Other News*********

Announcement from the SMS Company Commander
The human known as Delivos has been delivered into the custody of the SMS, where charges have been filed against him for crimes against humanity. There will be a four week Finding of Facts during which the SMS will investigate whether these charges are plausible. Any organisations or individuals that have facts, testimony or evidence that pertain to these charges are asked to kindly make contact with the Inquisitor's Office at SMS Farcry. Once the Finding of Facts has been completed and conclusions been drawn it will be determined whether or not there is a basis to take Delivos to court over these charges. If so, then an appropriate court will be located to try the case.
Ian Cunningham

SMS Company Commander

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Subspace Static Week 7 year 200 - 17th February 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

The Confederate forces appear to have become embroiled in the turmoil surrounding the Clans. A skirmish fleet of warships destroyed a lone Clan Grizzly class warship.

*********Boarding Action*********

In an unprecedented move, FET troops boarded and captured an Imperial ship while it was landed in an Imperial starport. How this bizarre turn of events occurred is uncertain at this time but footage of the event clearly show the FET troops spraying slogans labelling Jasil, Lysander and Simms as (...edited out). The colony troops did not pursue the troops back to their ship.

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Subspace Static Week 8 Year 200 - 24th February 2000  [Recruit]

Message from the DTR

Due to changes in the DTR Territorial Law, as of week 10 the DTR systems will no longer be subject to access restrictions. Amongst other changes this means that the Venice and T.Tauri systems may now be entered and explored by the general public; the Badlands, Faery and Abyss systems have been placed under DTR Martial Law and will remain restricted until further notice. A copy of the new DTR laws will be published in the next IGN. Make sure you know the laws before entering our space! ATTENTION: Space Square 2654 in Venice and Space Square 2056 in T.Tauri, including all planetary bodies therein, are Restricted Area. Access is denied on pain of posting!
Message from the Hexamon PD

The insect race called the Hexamon (HXM) is currently being played as a single player scenario. The scenario is about the survival of the Hexamon race and the resurrection of the Hexamon Empire, an Empire which was destroyed by the DEN. This scenario, however, has grown quite rapidly lately and has become too big for a single player to handle. The Hexamon will therefore open its doors to new recruits. Should you be interested in helping resurrecting the Hexamon Empire then please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Subspace Static Week 9 Year 200 - 2nd March 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

The RIP have have continued their pursuit of the Dominion, even to the point of launching attacks at certain key locations such as stargates. This could prove disastrous for other traders.

*********Land Battles*********

The Hexamon control of their only system was shattered when the Falconians invaded. As to why the Falconians are persecuting the Hexamon, little has been made public. Speculation has it that they are doing it because then can.

*********Other News*********

Ground Battle

The fine tweaking of this has been just about completed. This though has raised an interesting point. Ships, with a cargo of superior troops, landing at hostile colonies will inflict vicious amounts of damage to the colony's forces when they attempt to board them making them impossible to capture. To compensate for this, the program has been modified to reinforce the troops from the colony between combat rounds based on the morale of the colony. Colony governors can issue the Land Battle order against ships in their starports that will send in the fighters and bombers to reduce the offending ship to scrap metal. As with all battles, these are processed at the end of the week.

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Subspace Static Week 10 Year 200 - 10th March 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

The Dominion lost a Behemoth packed full of rare ores to the RIP this week. The careful attack using precision hits by space fighters left the cargo intact.

*********Other News*********

Ground Battle
The new program will be used from week 12.

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Subspace Static Week 11 Year 200 - 16th March 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

With five to one odds, the Imperial Services were making sure that the pesky RIP vessel would not be preying on any more trading vessels. Still, it went out kicking and screaming, taking a number of IMP crew with it.

*********Other News*********

The cold turkey effect for drugs has finally been incorporated into the programs. So governors, make sure that you keep those colonists in good supply.

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Subspace Static Week 12 Year 200 - 24th March Year 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

The DTR have been patrolling this week cleaning AFT space. The tour of duty destroyed two RIP vessels that have been making life difficult for a number of weeks.

*********Ground Battles*********

An attempt by the Falconians to remove the last vestiges of the HXM from Wasteland failed miserably. It would appear that when not whomping one legged bugs and eggs a very different picture is painted.

The Krell appear to have learnt their assault tactics from their allies the Falconians. This was revealed by their failure to capture a small colony after a rather impressive show of force.

(sorry lads, couldn't resist <g>)

*********Other News*********

Nerve Gas Attack
A rather inventive tactic was used to nerve gas an IMP colony. Finding a distant outpost connected via teleporter link allowed a crack squad to send a batch of nerve gas directly to the colony without the hassle of even being on the same planet. This lethal dose is believed to have killed thousands! Now this cowardly tactic has been brought to light, it is unlikely to succeed a second time as filters and other checking paraphernalia are swiftly installed throughout the peripheries. All credit for a nice idea (but can't let it run rampant).

Pub Meet - Courtesy of Graeme Hay
As the last one was a drunken success (even BSE got discussed).... we're having another. The next Blackpool BSE weekend pubmeet will be held on the weekend of Friday 14th April to Sunday 16th April. This will be the same hotel as last time (Sutton Park Hotel).

Price will be 30 pounds each (10 pounds cheaper than last time), which covers both nights, breakfasts, and buffets on both nights. (NOTE: the price is dependant on a minimum of 20 people as we have to guarantee the hotel 600 pounds, if we get less than 20 attendees then it will be a couple of pounds more each).

Places at the hotel are limited to the first 27(ish, depending on how many couples we get to share a bed, therefore freeing up another place).

For those of you who can't make it for the whole weekend (shame on you <g>), we'll be holding a mini pubmeet on the Saturday, so you can come and join at least the Saturday afternoon part of the pubmeet.

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Subspace Static Week 13 Year 200 - 31st March 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

Two concerted efforts by the RIP to capture vessels failed this week. In one instance they destroyed one of the ships they were attacking while in the other the ship was very lucky, just managing to avoid dereliction.
Alarm bells rang when the DTR scanned and IND Nemesis class ship with a wormhole stabilizer. Swiftly a squadron was mustered and a course was set to intercept. A swift scuffle later and the Nemesis was derelicted. It would seem that the RIP's idea of disguise is a large plastic nose attacked to thick black glasses.

*********Ground Battles*********

Advantage was taken of new combat program this week. It would seem that everything is working well.
The Confederacy showed that they can back words with action. An army of jump troops dropped directly into the Clan colony situated in Confederate territory. Sweeping aside all opposition, they blasted their way through the defences to take control of the colony almost immediately. The attack went without a hitch and even led to the promotion of many troops, many of which are no doubt going to swell the startrooper ranks. Is this the first step towards the conquest of the peripheries.

Unfortunately the same cannot be said for the Krell. A second assault on the colony they attacked last week ended badly. They colony had not only captured cyberwarriors from the Krell the week before, but had also had troops promoted. Further sacrifice of their phanali work force to stave of further assaults proved the edge and the Krell were annihilated.

The IMP managed to locate a CIA vessel on the surface of a world and intercept it with a task force of troops. The swift action captured the vessel. As to what the IMP will do with a Runner is anybody's guess.

*********Other News*********

Message from the Kastorians to all governors in Yank and Skord
If you are not paying your system tax then you are not protected by KAS Laws. Thus you can be attacked and the KAS will do absolutely nothing. A list of colonies that are still not paying by Week 17 Year 200 will be announced. You have been warned. Use the colony order PT 1 to agree to pay your taxes.

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Subspace Static Week 14 Year 200 - 6th April 2000  [Recruit]

*********Boarding Action*********

The DTR successfully boarded the pirate ship they derelicted last week.

*********Other News*********

The Inner Empire is in flames. Rumours, only recently confirmed tell of Prince Lysander's attack on Earth's Moon in a bid to take control of Earth and the seat of power for the Empire. Fighting has been sporadic and so far civilian casualties are low. This fall into chaos is a direct result of the CNF ceremony to bury the bones of the last Emperor. The ramifications for the Peripheries are uncertain, but should the Emperor win it is likely that reconciliation with the Confederacy will not be his first thought.

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Subspace Static Week 15 Year 2000 - 14th April 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

The IMP, despite recent talks on unification with the Confederacy still opened fire on a small CIA vessel that happened to wander into orbit of an IMP colony. As to its purpose for this visit, it is almost certain that the CIA will have a credible reason for its presence.

DTR anti-RIP patrols have bagged yet another pirate, this time closer to home. Still it was only a surveyor and they have plenty more tucked away somewhere.

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Subspace Static Week 16 Year 200 - 20th April 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

Native Bashing Despite the Imperial Services reassurances to the Democratic Naplian Alliance (DNA) that a new era of peace and understanding between humans and the natives of the Capellan periphery was at hand, the sad truth is that nothing of the kind exists. The was clearly shown when the GTT opened fire on a small and rather insignificant DNA ship that just wanted nothing more than to buy some fissionables and pulac. Well over 100,000 damage was hammered into the little freighter in a matter of seconds. It is absolutely certain that the Imperial Services will be moving their fleet to do to the GTT colony what it did to a legally present ship (GM stirring it up <g>).

*********Other News*********

Chaos

Easter is upon us along with bank holidays and general mayhem. If things look quiet or I discover too much work has come in over the extended weekend, I may have to put back maintenance by a day.

Assistant

The start of May heralds a new BSE assistant. For once, we are getting somebody that actually knows the game so if he messes up your turns, you have a justifiable right to turn up and battle him. More details to follow.

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Subspace Static Week 17 Year 200 - 27th April 2000  [Recruit]

No battles this week. An Easter reprieve by the RIP.

*********Other News*********

Market Reports
Following the suggestions of players eager for trade, the market reports for all colonies are now available in the Web. Even markets for colonies on postal returns are regularly updated (so others will be trading with you). With over 100 colonies to browse through, this saves thousands of TU's on market scans. They can be accessed at present via the DTR website (follow the links on KJC BSE page). Only the market report is included so if you want people to know where your colony is, you will have to contact the DTR and provide them with the appropriate location.

New Bloke
KJC are delighted to announce that Richard Brewster, a long time Quest and BSE player will be joining the ranks here at KJC. He will be very much involved in BSE and will also be improving out web site including lots of BSE stuff (nice and vague). So for those of you who have been Keved and Dannied in the past, you can look forward to being Dicked in the Future<g>.

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Subspace Static Week 18 Year 200 - 5th May 2000  [Recruit]

*********Other News*********

Rumours from the Inner Empire

With Jasil still missing from the Inner Empire, Lysander has taken up effective control of the Imperial Services. This would be desirable position has been marred by the rebellion of the Chartered Affiliations. Earth and moon are the main target of fighting. Recent rumours and reports of genetic alteration of Lysander have further undermined his cause such that it is unlikely that the throne will make it through intact. As to what this will do to the peripheries, speculation is rife.

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Subspace Static Week 19 Year 200 - 12th May 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

The pirates truly angered the GTT and the IMP this week. The sack of an entire planet of outposts by the RIP had the two imperial factions frothing at the mouth and storming round the system. They were in luck and managed to catch and destroy a RIP Runner. The recent attack on the DNA by the GTT does not appear to have effected the close partnership that has always been the IMP and the GTT.

The RIP's attitude to the loss of the Runner was 'easy come, easy go' and it was not hard to see why. It couldn't have come much easier than the capture of a DOM Ship of the Line (Quad Coated) and an IND Carrier. Both ships were found in the middle of nowhere with no escort with a big sign 'Take Me I'm Yours'.

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Subspace Static Week 20 Year 200 - 18th May 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

Time ran out for the RIP. Riding high on the success of last week's anti-RIP patrol, the Imperial Viceroy pushed for a more aggressive role. He was not disappointed with his captains. A short round trip netted two encounters with pirates. Both battles witnessed complete destruction of the RIP forces. If events in Solo are only the beginning, then the IMP may well need this new active role to counter the rise of the Ordo Arachnia.

*********Ground Battle*********

And so it came to pass that the True One spake unto the Brotherhood and bid them take up arms and march on those that would defile the gates to paradise. So was born the Ordo Arachnia. Those that would utilise violence in the name of the Lord for it is unworthy to speak with the infidel. Like comets they plunged from the heavens and put to the sword all those that would imprison and torture the children of a distant sun. Great was the suffering of the peoples as the fled the terror and pestilence that went before the holy zealots of the Ordo Arachnia.
So it came to pass that Retreat, captured by the Dominion from the Flagritz was liberated in the name of the True One. The first blow against the foundations of the 3D alliance has been struck. With rumours of slaves and human experiments rife, it may be difficult for the Detinus Republic to justify reprisals on a humanitarian basis.

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Subspace Static Week 21 Year 200 - 26th May 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

Alliance Show of Force
It would appear that the rumours of strife within the 3D Alliance have been greatly exaggerated. Following the assault on Retreat last week by the Brotherhood, supposedly for the freeing of the workslaves and to put an end to the dubious experiments being run, a vast warfleet Alliance convened on the world. The SMS ships, televising the scenes were immediately shot down by the Dominion with the support of the Dewiek and the Detinus Republic. The fury of the Alliance was finally sated with the total annihilation of all naval and military resistance at Retreat. This seems to be in direct defiance of the assurances given to the Brotherhood by the system owners, AFT.
As the Dominion has spent over two millions stellars posting all known Confederate ships, the question is, are they going to go collecting? Is it to be war between the Confederacy and the 3D Alliance? Surely the Confederacy will not stand to see all their shipping under the threat of annihilation? The AFT will have to insist on compensation, or maybe the threat of Ariel going the same way as Retreat will force them to back down.

*********Ground Battle*********

Following the titanic impact of the warfleet, small ground assault teams easily stormed and captured both Retreat and a nearby Brotherhood space station.

The GTT, recently on the receiving end of a series of RIP outpost raids this week caught one of the parties responsible and gave them a thoroughly good thrashing.

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Subspace Static Week 22 Year 200 - 2nd June 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

The fight is not over for the Confederacy. Despite the looming presence of the 3D Alliance, a pair of ships ventured into the nearby space in order to clear away any 3D Alliance. Luckily for the Confederacy there was only a token force which was swiftly and decisively dealt with.

*********Boarding Action*********

Having regained Retreat, the governor ordered the capture of the ship in the starport. This order was carried out to its utter failure as the Brotherhood ship was stacked full of Meklan (the cybernetically enslaved bodies of slaves and prisoners). Were these taken from the Retreat, giving credence the Brotherhood assault or is there a more insidious reason for their presence?

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Subspace Static Week 23 Year 200 - 9th June 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

The RIP caught up with a DOM ship this week, all this ship activity has left some positions vulnerable to attack.

*********Boarding Action*********

With Mica away the upcoming bloodshed at Retreat has been placed on hold, but it will be worth the wait!

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Subspace Static Week 24 Year 200 - 16th June 2000  [Recruit]

*********Ground Battles*********

Disastrous First Engagement
The CIA launched an assault on an Imperial colony although the result was a tragic failure. There may have been a communications error somewhere down the line as after a minor amount of bombing the troops moved in against overwhelming odds.

Bombing Raid
Having failed to board the Brotherhood ship in the starport last week, the Governor of Retreat resorted to more drastic measures and sent in the bombers. This turned a fairly confidant crew into martyrs instantly.

*********Other News*********

GTT Sell-Off
The GTT are selling their class 7 colony on Spritzer to the highest bidder. All enquiries to the GTT PD. You only have a few weeks.

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Subspace Static Week 25 Year 200 - 23rd June 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

The RIP are still pirating Dewiek space with a vengeance. This week they managed to capture an AFT Carrier close to one of the most populated planets in the periphery. They ease they had in finding it and scooping it up almost suggests they were actively encouraged by third parties. When the mud gets thrown, where will it stick?

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Subspace Static Week 26 Year 200 - 30th June 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battle*********

The RIP appear to be preying on the strong. A serious blow to the DTR esteem was given this week as their unique ship, the last Far Courier class ship was destroyed in a failed cut and run attack by the RIP. With the loss of the ships dies all the design specifications. The IMP attacked some CIA shuttles in orbit, despite heavy casualties the CIA managed to escape.

*********Other News*********

Outpost Security
A few people have questioned how this works so here are the answers. An outpost cannot be interacted with by positions of a different affiliation to the owner if the outpost has at least one security module. Further, should an attempt be made to change the owner of the outpost, the security will be triggered to respond with lethal force. The ground factors for the outpost will be matched with those of the position trying to change ownership. Damage will be inflicted based on the change in the ground factors of each. Obviously should should the outpost have all factors countered, all security is destroyed and the same applies to the ground combat equipment of the position attempting to change ownership. Only if the security is overcome will the ownership be changed. There is no report sent out to the owner of the outpost.

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Subspace Static Week 27 Year 200 - 6th July 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battles*********

This week saw several RIP battles and an IND run-in for good measure.
A BHD ship was over-run by a RIP ship.

Yet again the DTR are attacked by RIP. A lone RIP Ship versus DTR a ship. Having taken out the DTR crew the RIP then proceeded to board. But during this boarding action the DTR troops managed not only to repel the boarders - but also counter board one of the RIP ships.

An IND ship entered orbit currently occupied by a FET Space Station. The IND ship was quickly destroyed. FET - Frontier, exploration and termination.

The Brotherhood, having lost a vessel to the RIP did a little a praying. This apparently worked as they managed to wander into the same ship a little later and hammered it.

********* Introducing a Special Offer! *********

Yep that's right, BSE moving with the times. Run some 70TU budget turns and get more FREE.
If you run 2 70TU budget turns in a week, you can have an extra one free!
If you run 5 70TU budget turns in a week, you can have 3 extra ones free!
If you run 10 70TU budget turns in a week, you can have 7 extra ones free!
Obviously, multiples of these numbers apply so if you want to run 51 turns you will only pay for 30!
All bonus turns have to be used in the same week as the paid turns. Sorry, no carry-overs.
The accounts section of your turn printout will show what you are entitled to.
The offer does not apply to other turn types.
If players are not content with this, we can always scrap it (ho hum).
Colony printouts have been updated to include the produced mass of the colony. This is the value used for determining the size of the colony.

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Subspace Static Week 28 Year 200 - 13th July 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battles*********

The FCN annihilated a GTT ship in Wasteland, which is FCN territory, so were the FCN's defending themselves? Just what the response the GTT will give is a matter of great speculation.

*********Ground Battle*********

A CIA Colony was attacked by unknown culprits who viciously nerve gassed lots of colonists. The CIA almost managed to capture the culprits but, unfortunately for the colonists, failed.

************** Other News *****************

Nik Kelly of the DTR has moved.

Ted Pratt of the FET has moved.

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Subspace Static Week 29 Year 200 - 20th July  [Recruit]

*********Space Battles*********

In response to last weeks destruction by the FCN's of a GTT ship, the GTT mobilized a huge attack force consisting of GTT, IMP & FET ships. In the ensuing battle the few FCN ships and the colony were totally annihilated.
Only a few people know just why the GTT had entered orbit of Sahara in the first place?
What will happen now? Will this attack escalate the conflict into a full war?
And just why are the FET claiming the system?

The RIP attacked a lone FET ship, but discovered to late that the ship was not a simple cargo vessel. There is no need to worry about the wreckage of the RIP ship being a space hazard, the debris are just to small.

A kamikaze IMP attack on a CIA Colony ended with a spectacular "fireworks" display above the Colony. The attacking ship almost caused a horrendous amount of damage, but fortunately for the CIA the defences destroyed the ship quickly.

*********Ground Battle*********

A large FET force laid claim to the FCN Colony on Sahara with no resistance as everyone was dead.

After last weeks chemical attacks on a CIA Colony the ground party that just missed the original IMP force managed to catch up with them, just after they had boarded a cloaked IMP ship that had only just landed.

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Subspace Static Week 30 Year 200 - 27th July  [Recruit]

*********Space Battles*********

A DOM ship entered orbit of a Brotherhood world and was quickly destroyed by several colonies. The resulting debris lit up portions of the night sky.

*********** Ground Battle **********

After another week of fighting the CIA have finally managed to destroy the IMP ground party that had attacked the Colony two weeks ago. The IMP survivors from the previous actions were no match for the large CIA force.

The DOM attacked a FGZ ship that had landed on a planet and successfully boarded it.

*********** Imperial Announcement **********

Imperial Viceroy - Order in Council
The Falconian Empire have committed a flagrant and calculated breech of Imperial Law Section 3, paragraph (III) within the borders of the Stellar Empire. They have shown total disregard for Imperial Licensing regulations within the boarders of the Stellar Empire and have destroyed, without provocation, an Empire ship whilst the said ship was pursuing its lawful occasions in the Wastelands System. Consequently it is considered to be in the best interests of the Stellar Empire that the Falconians withdraw from the Capellan Periphery forthwith. Falconian positions sighted in the Capellan Periphery shall be deemed hostile. Those sighted elsewhere may be deemed hostile at the discretion if the Imperial Command Council.

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Subspace Static Week 31 Year 200 - 3rd August 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battles*********

IMP Suicide In a follow up to the recent nerve gas attacks, a dedicated captain and crew attempted to plough into a colony in Confederate territory. Things went flat when the swift intervention on behalf of the CIA meant that ships intercepted the IMP ship, destroying it before impact.

*************Boarding Action**********

A Flagritz attempt to recapture a ship lost to the Dominion was repulsed. It was a close call and a few more troops would easily have swung it in favour of the Flagritz.

*********** Ground Battle **********

GTT troops attempted an invasion of an FCN colony but were easily repulsed by the largely native forces. It may well be that this was just testing the water as a prelude or a more concerted effort.

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Subspace Static Week 32 Year 200 - 10th August 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battles*********

A slight miscalculation of their ships cloaking time caused a BHD ship to run into some DOM ships, which cleansed the BHD crew.

Yet another IND death by the FET, the IND ship entered orbit of a FET colony.

An armada of IMP, GTT and FET ships attacked a FCN planet - but they didn't appear to have counted on the KRL's help as the attack was unsuccessful. Damage was received by both sides, but nothing conclusive.

*********** Ground Battle **********

Several FET Startrooper forces assaulted different FCN, colonies but were obliterated by the colony defenses.

The GTT walked into a large FCN colony and captured it with ease since there were no defenses.

After last weeks boarding attempt by the FGZ on a DOM position the DOM sent in reinforcements and launched a counter attack and wiped the FGZ force out.

********Other Notes**********

Ted Pratts, head of the FETS, new telephone number

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Subspace Static Week 33 Year 200 - 18th August 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battles*********

Lots of RIP activity in the Madonna system as the shipping lanes were attacked from all sides. Several skirmishes by the RIP against the FET, DOM and AFT ended with the RIP finally being blown to pieces when it entered orbit of planet containing 2 FET colonies - all the IND practice has been put to use.

The BHD launched a three pronged attack on a RIP ship which was cleansed of pirates.

Inversion has lived up to the systems name, as the Imperial Storm continued its attack on the combined FCN and KRL forces. With more Ships being destroyed, the Derelicts from last week being recaptured and Hiports being blown to pieces the space battle ended with another standoff.

*********** Ground Battle **********

With the ship fire ending four units of FET Startroopers launched attacks on four different Colonies.

Whilst the FET Startroopers carried out their attacks a FET ground force tried the front door of Stronghold, but were defeated.

A KRL force tried to retake the x-FCN colony off the GTT, but the GTT have dug in and refused to be moved.

Meanwhile, continuing on from the previous skirmish between the DOM and FGZ, a reinforcement FGZ force beat the DOM ground party.

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Subspace Static Week 34 Year 200 - 25th August 2000  [Recruit]

None - Mica and Richard forgot!

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Subspace Static Week 35 Year 200 - 1st September 2000  [Recruit]

*********Battles*********

Pyrrhic Victory

The Imperial Armada was virtually crushed in wave after wave of Falconian forces. The target of the fleet, the last refuge of the Falconians survived the batteries although the level of civilian casualties is still estimated to be great. After this combat it would appear that the Falconian forces new effectively control the orbit of the the homeworld of the Krell. This victory was marred by the Krell's inability to repel the troops that jumped from orbit into the defenceless colonies. The primary Falconian colony however withstood all the punishment given out by the fleet and was even able to withstand the various assaulting forces. The final outcome appears to be a reversal of the previous weeks with the Empire holding the planet and the Falconians controlling the orbit.

Assault on the Kastorians

The Confederacy have launched a brave but fool hardy assault of the KST by invading their homeworld. The attack was easily repelled and all the troops were butchered with no chance of retreat.

********Other News**********

GM Holidays
Yep, in this time of trouble Mica is bailing out. Do not be too disheartened as Richard will be here to keep the game running smoothly.

Brotherhood Tribute to the Fallen Faithful
Quiet conversation and a meal is served in the ancillary chamber to the main hall. All the guests are greeted by BHD officials and benediction is granted by the newly appointed Pope Mark Eaton I. Amongst the select Confederate and Brotherhood officials, Lord Seth representative of the Ordo Arachnia causes quite a stir with his retinue of Hive Warriors. Even the Pope appears alarmed by this. After a brief interlude all are summoned for the service. The vast hall is slowly filled with those attending the memorial for the brave troops, martyrs all of them, that died in the service of the True One. The service is led by BHD Patriarch Rion Dracolith. The speeches are solemn, intoning on the justice trials of the faithful and the suffering that will be returned a thousand fold to the heretics. Finally the Pope steps forward to offer his support for the cause of the followers of the True One and his unstinting belief that the Confederacy will eventually dominate the known universe if this show of devotion is indicative of the peripheries.

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Subspace Static Week 36 Year 200 - 8th September 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battles*********

The fighting at, and around, Inversion continues this week. Yet again there is a change in the situation. In orbit of Inversion the ships and colonies continued their fighting with renewed vigour.
In the space around Inversion a few skirmishes involving several different forces ended with IMP victory as the FCN and KRL ships were destroyed, and then the RIP ships, who mistakenly believed they would find easy pickings, were destroyed.

On a planet far far away, a lone IND ship was the victim of yet another FET colony.

*********** Ground Battle **********

The fighting on the surface of Inversion resulted in Stronghold finally falling, but in response the KRL recaptured several of their previously lost colonies.

********Other News**********

I've returned from GenCon to a huge pile of BSE turns and battles. The good news is that I am in everyday for week 36.
Mica is away this week and next, but this should give everyone plenty of time to think up cunning questions for his return.

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Subspace Static Week 36 Year 200 - 8th September 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battles*********

Pyrrhic Victory
Another battle is fought over Inversion, although this was a small affair compared to the recent weeks fighting.

A small force of IMP & GTT ships narrowly missed the remains of the RIP from last weeks battle. Meanwhile a lone GTT ship was attacked by a RIP ship, but the GTT ship managed to avoid capture or destruction.

*********** Ground Battle **********

More ground fighting has occured on Inversion. With several colonies being captured whilst, several other colonies were blown to pieces.

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Subspace Static Week 37 Year 200 - 22nd September 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battles*********

Two GTT ships got revenge on the RIP for last weeks attack, as they successfully destroyed the ship.

The DEN and DOM invaded Eden, and have been laying the "promised" system to waste. Numerous skirmishes in space occurred as the warfleet approached the BHD & NHC stronghold. Then the BHD & NHC colonies were overwhelmed by the attacking forces.

A FGZ colony had to defend itself against an IND ship in the Yank system.

*********** Ground Battles**********

Two GTT ground parties attacked two KRL ground parties which managed to fend off the attack and eventually defeat their attackers.

The DOM sent several GP's to capture BHD colonies, which were undefended so they were captured with ease.

A DOM GP captured a FGZ Baseship that was landed on a planet.

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Subspace Static Week 38 Year 200 - 29th September 2000  [Recruit]

With the stargate deactivated the DOM and DEN fleet has been cut off, and the support ships sent were unable to back the fleet up.

*********** Ground Battles**********

Although there was no space battles, there have been plenty of ground actions.

The FET & IMP captured a KRL Colony on Inversion.

A small CIA ground party entered an IMP Colony, but were quickly beaten.

A BHD GP was captured in orbit by a DOM GP.

A combined group of DOM GP's attacked and successfully captured the NHC Colony in Eden.

********Other News**********

Unfortunately David Lerwill has been out of contact for some time and we have been unable to find out what has happened to him. Due to this the IGN is anyone interested in producing it please could you get in contact with us.

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Subspace Static Week 39 Year 200 - 6th October 2000  [Recruit]

*********Space Battles*********

In Eden the DOM and DEN rid the system of the last of Brotherhood resistance, a huge fleet of ships successful engages the last BHD ship - it was lucky none of them were damaged in the cross fire.
A BHD ship just managed to escape from a ground party closing in, and launched itself from the starport itself into to the Colony proper.
A BHD ship was caught entering orbit of a planet where a DEN Colony was. The Colony made short work of the BHD ship which was blown into very small pieces.
Meanwhile... A DOM ship entered orbit of a planet containing BHD assets. The DOM ship was totally destroyed.

*********** Ground Battles**********

The last few, known, ground parties of the BHD were engaged and captured by the DOM.

********Other News**********

Shocking news of an assassination attempt on Mr Crowthorne, leader of the DTR has been heard. No definite information has been made available, including the important information of who the assassin was, what condition Mr Crowthorne is in - and most importantly if any of this is true.

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*** Subspace Static Week 40 Year 200 - 13th October 2000 ***  [Recruit]

*********** Ground Battles**********

A DOM ground party entered the starport of a BHD colony, which quickly responded and captured them.

********Other News**********

Reports of a Spiritual event happened this week from within the DNA. Events seem to be highly secret but reports indicate this happened in the orbit of Mandy.

Overall this week has seen little violence. It seems that the Affiliations are in shock at the assassination attempt on Mr Crowthorne - but then again some maybe celebrating! There is still no more information about the condition of the DTR PD, Mr Crowthorne.


***Subspace Static Week 42 Year 200 - 19th October 2000***  [Recruit]

*********** Ground Battles**********

The Dominion not satisfied with desecrating the most holy site in the galaxy are still on the offensive against the Brotherhood. A jump assault quickly seized control of colony. The attack was fierce and swift, crushing all opposition in moments.

***Subspace Static Week 43 Year 200 - 26th October 2000***  [Recruit]

The week is a frenzy of activity, especially compared with the recent lull.

*********Space Battles*********

The DTR sent a large warfleet into Arachnid and successfully attacked two colonies.

The BHD blow up a small DTR ship in orbit of one of their planets.

In Faery an IND ship is destroyed in orbit of a DTR world.

A DOM ship contigent attacked a lone BHD ship and destroyed it.

A RIP warship ship faced off against an IMP warship and successfully captured it.

A combined Imperial warfleet attacked the remaining FCN ships in the orbit of Inversion.

*********** Ground Battles**********

Two DTR jump attacks are over quickly as the Colonies, one CIA, one BHD have no one left to defend them.

A huge DTR GP drop attacks a CNF colony, the colony quickly falls under the intense assault.

A large DTR GP uses a convential ground attack on a CIA colony and captured the colony.

Several small DTR GPs are destroyed at BHD colonies.

***Subspace Static Week 44 Year 200 - 2nd November October 2000***  [Recruit]

*********Space Battles*********

Two RIP ships thought they had a DOM ship cornered, but the DOM ship luckily managed to escape with minimal damage.

*********** Ground Battles**********

The recently captured BHD colony, now under the control of the DOM destroyed a small ground party. The BHD launched a large counter-attack, which just failed to recapture the colony.

A DTR ship that had been setting up GP's was captured by a CNF colony.

The BHD destroyed a DTR GP which was scouting out colonies.

An IMP GP attacked and captured a CIA GP.

********Other News**********

Announcement from the BBC(Brotherhood Broadcasting & Communications).
Newsreader - "Good evening. In a shocking event today a lone assassin was killed whilst attempting to kill Lord Xander Du Faulon, Colony Governor of Tyrsis. The assassin was shot while he tried to gain access to the Governor's residence. Preliminary reports also say that a similar event happened at 6 other colonies, but luckily due to vigil guards the attempts were stopped." "The assassins are believed, unlikely as it may sound to some, DTR. With their own recent internal problems it appear that the DTR are on a mad rampage. Will anyone be safe and who is next?"

***Subspace Static Week 45 Year 200 - 9th November October 2000***  [Recruit]

*********Space Battles*********

A DNA cargo ship fell to the RIP this week.

A TCA ship in FGZ space was attacked by a DEN colony, the FGZ colony defended the TCA ship, and then the Cygnet fleet and HVE colony supported the FGZ colony. All in all a mess.

********Other News**********

In reply to the BHD statement last week, yet again the BHD prove to all that all they can do is tell lies. Indeed, given the recent assassination attempt on Lord Crowthonre, you would have thought that they could have come up with a better story. Obviously they are not preying enough for divine inspiration.
A lone trooper was attempting to scout a colony's defences for strategic purposes, but was spotted and a battle initiated by the BHD. A similar action was carried out successfully at 6 other BHD colonies without loss to either the DTR or BHD.
To the BHD. If you keep insisting on telling lies, then we will prove to everyone what lies you tell.
From: Lord Michelle Diaz, Speaker of the DTR House of Lords

***Subspace Static Week 46 Year 200 - 16th November October 2000***  [Recruit]

*********Space Battles*********

The conflict in Parrot continued with the DOM, FGZ, HVE & DEN fighting over control for the planet. The fight saw several ships destroyed and lots of colony damage on all sides.

Whilst the Parrot conflict continued the TCA ship made its escape, only to be stopped in the space around Parrot, after sustaining a lot of damage it managed to escape.

*********** Ground Battles**********

The DEN setup two Drop Attack GPs which walked into the heavily damaged HVE and FGZ colony.

Continuing the colony exchange a HVE GP and BHD GP captured the DEN colony on Parrot.

***Subspace Static Week 47 Year 200 - 23rd November 2000***  [Recruit]

*********Space Battles*********

The RIP have been very busy this week. Three ship, one FET and two SMS were succesfully captured.

*********** Ground Battles**********

The trouble at Parrot continued with the DEN attempting a drop attack on their colony that was captured last week, but the HVE defenders repelled the attack.

***Subspace Static Week 48 Year 200 - 30th November 2000***  [Recruit]

*********Space Battles*********

A FGZ ship was caught and destroyed by a DOM ship.

Two DTR ships destroyed an IND ship.

Another week of heavy RIP activity has resulted in an AFT ship captured. A DOM ship attacked and then a successful boarding action. A FET ship was also attacked, but after killing the crew the pirates were surprised to run into some troops, including a lot of startroopers, and the boarding action failed.

********Other News**********

At the BSE meet an overview of BSE II:Phoenix was given. A copy of this promo is available on our website on the first page for BSE. A Questions & Answers page will be added shortly as well, plus the promo will updated every so often, there will be notification of this in SSS. If you can not get access to our Website please contact your PD for more details.

***Subspace Static Week 49 Year 200 - 8th December 2000***  [Recruit]

*********Space Battles*********

A daring RIP assault ended in the swift boarding of a unique SMS vessel in the space square of one of the most colonized worlds in the Capellan periphery. Has the legendary Imperial tolerance slipped into apathetic indulgence?

*********Phoenix*********

It is good to see that the promotion document received a good deal of support and the name proved as popular as expected. Please understand that all that has been achieved in this game will translate over to the new one. We are being purposefully vague on many of the conversion details. Interpolation or modification to current activity may prove detrimental, thus it is better to carry on as largely though nothing is going to change. We can say for certain that GM markets and their ability to upgrade ships will be scrapped. Further, current affiliations and the players controlling the resources will undoubtedly have a distinct advantage over players that join after the launch and that positions will be desperately sought by all players.

***Subspace Static Week 50 Year 200 - 14th December 2000***  [Recruit]

*********Space Battles*********

Another week of RIP attacks, but only resulting in one FET ship captured.

Whilst the RIP run rampant around the peripheries a FGZ ship was set upon by 3 DOM ships, and in the preceding battle the FGZ ship was destroyed.

***Subspace Static Week 51 Year 200 - 23rd December 2000***  [Recruit]

*********Space Battles*********

Yet another week of RIP attacks.
This weeks actions saw an IND ship captured, a FET ship destroyed and an AFT ship captured.
Whilst a RIP ship was almost taken out by a entourage of DTR ships that were sent in to defend a GTT Carrier.

 
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***** Inter Galactic News THE MUSICAL *****

*** Norozov, No More ***

Kantner: No more do I see the starlight caress your cyclops eye
No more feel the tender kisses we used to share
I close my fists and clearly my heart remembers
A thousand goodbyes could never put out the embers

Chulainn: Oh the power is mine now!

Kantner: Norozov, I love you so, and my heart forever
Will belong to the memory of the love that we knew before
Please, come back to my arms; we belong together
Come to me; let's be sweethearts again and then let us part no more

Chulainn: Oh all the Stellars mine now!

Sylvansight: I will have his eye!

Kantner: No more do I feel the touch of your hand on mine
No more see the love-light making your dark eyes shine
Oh, how I wish I never had caused you sorrow
But don't ever say for us there is no tomorrow

Chulainn: Oh all the ladies mine now!

Sylvansight: I will have his eye!

Chorus: The power is in the eye!

Kantner: Norozov, I love you so, and my heart forever
Will belong to the memory of the love that we knew before
Please, come back to my arms; we belong together
Come to me; let's be sweethearts again and then let us part no more

Sylvansight: I will have his eye!

Chulainn: Oh the power is mine now!

Chorus: The power is in the eye!

Kantner: Norozov, I love you so, and my heart forever
Will belong to the memory of the love that we knew before.

Lanner: So, old cyclops has finally met his comeuppance
Maybe its time for a comeback

Chorus: No, no one wants you back!

Lanner: I always did like that chair of his…

Chorus: The power is in the eye!
The power is in the eye!
The power is in the eye!

Continued in this special edition of the SSS...

 
***** Inter Galactic News *****

*** ALIEN CRIMINALS BROUGHT TO JUSTICE ***

FILTHY AND DISHONOURABLE Dewiek mercenaries have dared to attack HONEST AND HARDWORKING GTT warships in the Coptuv system.

THEY HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO JUSTICE. LONG LIVE THE EMPEROR!

The Dewiek commander’s lengthy response was appreciated by xenophile and philanthropist HQ Manager Tom Krieger but this does not change the facts.

FURTHER JUSTICE IS EXPECTED AT THE EMPEROR’S PLEASURE. LONG LIVE THE EMPEROR!

Inside this issue of the SSS: * SEDITIOUS FET CHARGED * LIES OF THE FAILED REBELLION * TERRORIST PLOTS FOILED * ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE CRITICISED * &etc

 
***** Inter Galactic News *****

*** Voice of the Naplian Liberation Front ***

We are the Naplian Liberation Front. We have commandeered this station to bring you important and vital deprogramming. You are a slave of the Galactic Trouser and Tussles Imperium of Unspecified Services! We have witnessed the press ganged upon by Imperial thugs. Rounding up reporters by the thousands and throwing them in weasel dens. Mocking the Great Uncle of the Flagritz. Manufacturing consent out of a lust for imports of wheat cereals! We poor Naplians(*) are given no training and substandard equipment when preparing your nutritious breakfasts. We are sent forward by the Imperial snack commissioners with threats of triple-filing tax returns on unreasonable deadlines! Death would be preferable. We are allegedly paid a wage but have you ever tried to buy anything with just $1? Strangely none of those politicals earning $10,000 or more a week seem to care about our plight. Not to mention that the Imperials throw perfectly good meat into the grinder instead of slow cooking it in black bean sauce. They have no respect for a classic burrito! We are left grieving for young families who have never tasted quality ranch sauce. You don’t need to be a dead Naplian to know the value of a good guacamole.

* No actual Naplians included.

Inside this issue of the SSS: * GTT vs USN * GTT vs NLF * GTT vs IND * GTT vs KAS * GTT vs FET * GTT vs SSS * &etc

 
***** Inter Galactic News *****

*** Stellar Empire On Warpath ***

The newly re-united Stellar Empire continued to wage war against the Flagritz Empire to bring about galactic peace and freedom for all. The latest system to fall to the inevitable tide of history was Morroglyph in the Coreward Arm. Dewiek intransigence reached fever pitch as the FLZ facilities changed to DEN paws and subsequently became targets of Imperial truth and justice. Despite putting themselves between the past and the future, the DEN seemed to lack much will for an actual fight with Dewiek military commanders adopting “meh” as their watchword.

Inside this issue of the SSS: * GTT smacks NLF * DEN whack MRC * Slaves Liberated * FLZ Retreat * ARC in Orion Spur * &etc

 
***** Inter Galactic News *****

*** Stellar Empire Re-United ***

Celebrations were held across the vast territories of the Stellar Empire as the two-halves represented by the governments of the Imperials and Caliphate determined to unite. This followed almost inevitably from the assassination of the Caliph, a crime that has gone mysteriously unresolved. The old Caliphate ministers were ‘retired’ and at first it seemed the Imperials had managed what had alluded them for decades.

However, just as orders to claim systems for the IMP went in some places, conflicting orders to claim for the CIA came from Laton. In other systems, it seems overwhelming civilian support lies with the defunct CAL government and there are a number of CIV and CAL bases that seem to have not heeded the CIA nor IMP orders. With all the Caliphate's armaments now in the CIA’s hand and no political leadership in the old government, it seems inevitable that the civilians will be dragged kicking and screaming into the future.

A muted and cautious response from the rest of the galaxy was only to be expected given the formation of a new unrivalled superpower. The chilling effect on public discourse as the Imperial war machine taps into the substantial, if stunted, economies of the former Caliphate will surely be felt for years to come. Does this mark the 'end of history' as we know it?

More on this story inside this issue of the SSS along with: * KAS v IMP/GTT v FLZ * DEN v MRC * FOCed by IMP * BHD v DEN * &etc

 
***** Inter Galactic News *****

*** Imperials Declare War Against Flagritz ***

A declaration of war came last week after an unsatisfactory reply to Imperial ultimatums that the FLZ accept resolution of the previous war. J. Jones issued the following proclamation, "We hope this reminder will prompt them to rethink the status they removed them selves from and come back to more peaceful co-existence.” Doublegood, Viceroy, doublegood!

More on this story inside this issue of the SSS along with: * Species Guide * FEL Barter With GIants * High Times &etc

 
***** Inter Galactic News *****

*** Orion Spur Special Edition ***

Explorers of the galaxy rejoiced as knowledge of a new periphery became common knowledge, revealing charts to forty star systems. The Orion Spur is connected to the massive Coreward Arm with rumours that the locals of the Monument system at the heart of this new periphery may have been responsible for the collapse of the HarCorp civilisation.

We have in-depth analysis and information about the new periphery inside this special issue of the SSS.

Also inside this issue of the SSS: * Naplian Liberation Front Reality Show * FLZ v FEL * Mercs in Graydown * DOM Scare Stories * &etc

 
***** Inter Galactic News *****

*** Hoedown in Graydown ***

Wimbles in the Graydown system have come under repeated attacks by mercenaries. The Wimbles having already lost two outposts have had their ships come under attack by boarders. The Wimbles are pointing a hairy finger at the GTT whilst the DEN are itching to get their paws in.

Pleasantly rotund Wolf Lord Lyceum reported the destruction of one mercenary ship, a Corsair class explorer called "Eye of the Chosen" which had earlier dropped off ground forces flying the banner of "God Hates Wimbles.” Which God and why he or she hates Wimbles has yet to be revealed. We suspect its corporation-loving Mammon.

Inside this issue of the SSS: * Sargasso Update * Wakerians * Naplian Liberation Front * &etc

 
***** Inter Galactic News *****

*** Breaking News: Caliph Samuel Assassinated ***

The nominal head of the Caliphate, Samuel has been murdered in broad daylight at the starbase CAL Sidon in the Fortress system. The allegedly mad zealot was on his way to meet representatives of various civilian factions when a shadowy figure *cough*CIA agent*cough* shot him dead.

The CIA issued the following statement to the SSS with a customary nudge and a wink: "In these difficult times, as we come to terms with the loss of Samuel, we are taking things one day at a time.

"Samuel was not only our Caliph, but our leader during the Second Civil War which laid the foundations for the Confederacy after he left the Human Empire and settled in the Darkfold. It is truly a sad day and one that will be marked in history as one of many great leaders who were cut down in their prime.

"We will strive now to look to the future, whilst remembering our past”

Speculation is rife that this is the first step towards a unification of the two-halves of the Stellar Empire. Others are more hopeful this is a return to the Confederacy or the mark of greater separation with the Imperial bloc. Time will tell what nebulous motives the shadowy puppet-master Laton turned out to have had and which alien faction will be blamed for the Caliph’s murder.

Inside this issue of the SSS: * HEX / FET Invade Sargasso * Magnus v Nevets Fight! * Dewiek Black Hole Disaster * FLZ Correction * &etc

 

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I’ve played on and off for approximately 10 years, over a 20 year spell. After some interesting debate on the in-game forum, I did wonder what, exactly, has kept drawing me back to the game, when for so many others I’ve generally lost interest after a few months.

Ultimately, I think it is a combination of automation (that allows the game to handle thousands of positions to interact on a daily basis) coupled with Special Actions (that allow the story arc to develop in a way that could not be catered for by a set of predefined list of available orders).
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