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Subspace Static - 208.9  [Recruit]

*** Pirate Attack ***

A large pirate incursion has occurred in the St Dismas system.
Around forty pirate warships have engaged AFT assets in and around the orbit of the planet Springfield, prompting a significant response from the APTF.
The majority of pirate forces appear to have been operating under the Wolfpack Mercenary banner, although rumours suggest that up to three other pirate groups might have joined forces to stage the attack.
Fortunately for the AFT the pirates primary target, a large outpost, was very heavily shielded and able to resist the bombardment it came under. However, the pirates successfully destroyed four AFT freighters, before making good their escape.
Incoming APTF forces arrived too late to make an interception, although one pirate vessel did manage to fire off a few cheeky shots at incoming SMS heavy cruisers.
The pirates appear to have access to very advanced technology, including Mk2 railguns and APEX rounds, prompting more speculation about just who might be behind the Wolfpack mercenary company.

*** Peace Treaty Ratification ***
It is understood the signing of the warring human affiliations peace treaty is entering the final stages. The following are expected to be putting pen to paper and signing the treaty at an as yet undisclosed high-security location: Admiral Lord Simms, Imperial Viceroy, on behalf of the Imperial Services, Lord Angus Sivar, Speaker of the House of Lords, on behalf of the the Detinus Republic, Zuvoro Norozov, FET CEO, on behalf of the Frontier Exploration & Trade, Roland, Corporation CEO, on behalf of the Galactic Trade & Transport, Samuel Toridan, Director of Confederate Intelligence, on behalf of the Confederate Intelligence Agency, Thomas S Jackson, Supreme Commander, on behalf of the the Confederate Forces, Naz Kodrix, BHD Pontiff, on behalf of the Brotherhood, Baron LiQuan on behalf of the House LiQuan, the House Schwartz and the House Drake.

Following this each Starbase (current and future) in the Commonwealth (former Inner Empire and Inner Confederacy) will be asking the planetary populations to ratify this peace accord to the degree that anybody breaking the Peace Accord will be embargoed by the population.

*** Flagritz Chicken Shoot Continues ***
The Flagritz Empire continue to shoot up small Falconian scouts, this time destroying an Eel class scout and another small ground party in Twilight. Though it is understood the scout ship was crippled, and leaking radioactivity from its engine core at the time.
Meanwhile in Acropolis a lone FLZ shipping raider has attacked larger FCN warships, heavily outnumbered the FLZ warship was destroyed with all hands.

*** Nebula ***
The anomalous Nebula lighting up the skies above the Detinus Republic capital in the Venice system has dimmed significantly in recent days.

*** Outpost Destroyed ***
The Wolfpack Mercenaries have marked up yet another success, as they destroyed the GCE Outpost XE-5. It is not known how large the outpost was, or how many lives were lost.

*** Outpost Battle ***
Our reporters understand the QNG are still attempting to retake the outpost captured from them by the Wolfpack Mercenaries several weeks ago.

*** Pirate Destroyed ***
The pirate ground party Cyborg Liberation Front has been pinned and destroyed by SMS forces.

***** Periphery Classifieds *****

*** Blue Print Wanted ***
If anyone has a torpedo launcher mkIII or mkIV blueprint I would be
interested in purchasing for a reasonable sum of cash.
All deals always completed in confidence.
Wolfpack Squadron.

*** Hulls Wanted ***
Greetings Sentients,
I am in need of 200 Normal Hulls and 200 Heavy Hulls. Anyone who has either
for sale please contact me privately with a price quote.
Evan Merrick, AFT

*** Contact Request ***
Could a member of the MOH make contact please?
Stephen Armstrong
CIA Intelligence Director

*** Contact Request ***
I would be most grateful if a member of the FEL with responsibility for starbases in the Skye
system could contact me concerning a matter of trade.
CEO Hiram's Enterprises
a member company of the AFT

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Subspace Static - 208.10  [Recruit]

*** Outcasts ***

The Starbase Outcasts, once belonging to the GTT but then dramatically captured some time ago by the DTR, has been returned to GTT hands as part of the ongoing peace agreement.
It is understood the Adamski system will continue to be claimed by Outcasts, but now by the GTT on behalf of the DTR.
This move has cemented the peace treaty between the DTR and GTT, with relations between the two parties now understood to be almost cordial, with discussions underway regarding trade agreements.

*** Baseship Captured ***
In a story that may already have been reported on, the Felini have successfully captured the FLZ Baseship Vanus. An entire regiment of Felini Marines, numbering almost 1500, lead the assault, and were more than capable of defeating the 6 defending Flagritz marines.
The Vanus is an Overlord class Baseship, thus making it one of the 200 HH variants, and not the 200 NH.
The SMS are understood to have assisted in this operation by supplying a quantity of MkiV thrust engines.

*** Piracy ***
More pirate ground parties have been active this week, with Pirate Ground Party 24 buzzing SMS Convallis on airburst in the Ruin system. Several APTF SMS and CNF gunships turned up, but the pirates promptly went into hiding, and it took several more days to hunt down and destroy them. Although conflicting reports suggest that the pirates gave away their position when they launched an assault against the Starbase.

*** More Piracy ***
Pirate Ground Party 29 this time, buzzing the DTR installation of Zion, also in the Ruin system. This GP was destroyed by DTR ground forces.

*** FLZ Deny Piracy Allegations ***
The Flagritz Emperor has moved to deny rumours circulating in the press that they might be behind the recent scouting of SMS installations by Pirate Ground Parties by releasing the following statement to the press:
FLZ Announcement: Trade and Speculation
There have been a number requests about access to trade with FLZ Cliriq
Vision and FLZ Cliriq Sanctuary. The only affiliations with trading and
resident rights inside the FLZ Empire are the OPS and QNG. Barriers to
entry from other parts of the FLZ Empire have been put up by the Evil
Regular Trade Alternatives
It is our hope that the QNG may have excess FLZ items at their bases
outside of Twilight Periphery to re-sale to additional customers.
Cliriq Lijori(2875) in Solo is is our primary market outside the Empire
located within the great free market AFT space and we have vessels
arriving with goods there to on sell from time to time. We have many
recent customers including, DTR, QNG, AFT, RIP, WMB, FET, FEL (what the
Felini !) and are actively prepared to make markets with other
affiliations in different systems. We are growing this market in Solo
to benefit of all affiliations as part of the FLZ Trading strategy.
Special Consignments can be discussed and drop shipped if an attractive
proposal is received from anyone, well almost anyone.
Pirate activity mentioning FLZ black ops in SSS
The FLZ would like to quash any rumours that we are behind any pirate
activity against the SMS in Imperial Territory mentioned in SSS. Pirate
activity is against our Trading strategy in the Peripheries.
Flagritz Empire
Glory to the Empire

*** Yet More Piracy ***
Odd reports are coming in from Rebellion, where the Pirate Cyborg Liberation Army has been engaged with the RIP. Details are unclear at this time, but it seems the Pirates attacked the RIP outpost Jumping Bean, for reasons as yet unknown. It is unclear whether or not the pirates were successful.

*** Skirmish in Twilight ***
More 1-crew Falconian ground parties have been destroyed by the Flagritz empire in the Twilight periphery. By all accounts the FLZ are having a grand old time blasting huge craters in the jungles whenever they detect a FCN transmission.

*** Pin-Up Poster Porn-Star Pirate ***
It seems to have been a long time, but everybodies favourite psychopath Pirate Large has returned with more threats for the safety and sanity of the Peripheries:
“Ahhaarrgghhh me hearties................. it be aye..................... Pirate Large...................
Now its been a long time since i be on these ere channels, talkin to you lots out theres aye it be. but i as decideds to get in tee the market of supply n demand aye, and as the following on offer.
now i suspect yee is all wonderin what happened to many of your folk who were captured after my ransoms were not met by some affiliations out there, although some of yee valued your men and paid for them back, some of yee didn, so i is sending yee a transmission of what as happened to em.
all crewman n captured troops are now starin in "Pirate Large publications" they be given the treatment aye they be, my pirate lads n lasses gets to do anythin they likes to the prisners an it be filmed an made available as the followin product.
Pirate Porn (30647)
I will be starrin in the films aye wiv the cappans not requested back unless the ransom be paid again of 10000 stellars per man, if yee does not pays up then they will be given the same treatment aye they be.
some of the following cappans will be starin in my first movies wivin the next 10 days unless payment be made.
| 1 Lucius Haggard (#17) {KST Prisoner} |
| 1 Ivan Mikhailov (#1) {DTR Prisoner} |
| 1 Vivian Ober (#2) {FEL Prisoner} |
| 1 Cynthia Joy (#3) {IND Prisoner}
more cappans will then be made available aye.
if yee would likes to purchase me porn contact me.
Pirate Large”

*** Skirmish ***
Krell forces have been involved in a skirmish that appears to have involved both the Kastorians and the Falconians in the Skord system.
The Krell Broadsword Malevolence launched an attack against the FCN Outpost B on the planet Kindom, and appears to have been supported by the KAS platform Lilith, leading to rumours that the Krell and KAS might be working together.
The FCN outpost took moderate damage.

*** Sabotage ***
The FCN Outpost No Folly in the Storm system was the sight of a disaster this week when an unexplained explosion destroyed the outposts hiport, which then crashed to the ground, narrowly missing a number of civilian facilities.

*** Inner Empire ***
Relations between the DTR and the EEI are normalising following the destruction of the DTR diplomatic vessel and death of Marcus Rhodes, though warlike elements within the Republic are still demanding satisfaction.

*** Wolfpack ***
The Wolfpack Mercenaries have attacked and captured a QNG mining outpost in the Wastelands system.

*** Inner Empire ***
The System Message for Earth has been updated:

News Flash!
Earth under siege - for the first time in more than four hundred years,
Earth herself has come under direct barrage from orbit. This unprecedented
action has panicked billions of people and the Solar system is in uproar!
Who will save humanity for surely humans can't be trusted!
A statement by the Imperial Services!
This action was initiated by a ship arriving in Earth orbit with incorrect
battle computer settings. The captain is now awaiting Court Martial.
Only the GCS starbase was targeted and little damage was done as the
Starbase's shields absorbed 99.9% of the incomming fire. The only
colateral damage recorded was to a GCS ship in the starport. The Imperial
Services and their Allies regret this unfortunate accident.

News Flash!
Earth under siege - for the first time in a very long time, Earth herself
has a chance to be free. This unprecedented action has panicked the few
GCS leaders who were unable to escape.
While trapped they were unable to put into motion the plan that would have
laid waste to the whole Inner Empire and Killed Billions of Humans whos
only crime was to be alive.
The IMP/GTT saved Humanity when the GCS did not want to.

***** Periphery Classifieds *****

*** Stuff Wanted ***
Fellow traders,
I am looking to buy some Cryopods. Can anyone give me an amount/number
they have available or suggest a fair price for the open market.
Looking for 500 in total.
Xavier Fox

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Welcome to the latest version of ESNN, giving the news and views from the ESNN's reporter and news anchor, Ainsley Moore, making this the peripheries' most favourite unbiased publication in the known universe from our new home in the Heartland,

And so with the news from the last few weeks,
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*** Inter Galactic News ***
  • DEN assault FEL base and get wiped out
  • CIA Trade fleet caught and destroyed by the DEN
  • Krell denounce worship of the True One

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    ***** Inter Galactic News *****

    Huge fleet skirmish at the London/Crossley wormhole

    A large fleet of over 700 DEN warships responded to the EMP action in Crossley, where a 4000 hull DEN platform was destroyed. Reports show the DEN ships caught a group of CIA ships napping and inflicted significant losses on the humans. IMP and GTT fleets moved to assist the CIA, matching DEN fleet numbers, but the arrival of over 1200 Hexamon ships seems to have tipped the battle in favour of the DEN-HEX alliance.

    The combined DEN-HEX force pushed through the wormhole into the Heartland area of human space and retaliated, attacking several CIA platforms in response. The outnumbered Empire fleets abandoned the area and fled, they are currently waiting for the larger alien force to make their next move from their hiding places.
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    ***** Inter Galactic News *****

    Admiral Lord Simms killed after a long and distinguished service to the Empire.

    The Imperial Services have intercepted and serious damaged several DEN ships on the way to the Empire’s home systems. Unfortunately during the action Admiral Lord Simms was injured and reports from the Viceroy indicate he has passed away, fighting the enemies of the Empire like any true Imperial Officer.

    The Viceroy has stated that the officers and crew of the DEN ships have been captured and are now awaiting trial at a secret IMP base.

    DEN continue to strike at the Empire

    Reports are coming in of multiple engagements between the Empire and the Dewiek Elder Nation over the last week. With several battles taking out Empire ships in the Heartland of the CIA.

    AFT turn to piracy

    The Association of Free Traders have, after a long history of neutrality, turned to piracy this week. AFT Drake boarded an IND ship in the Halo periphery, killing several of the crew in the process.
    Independent trader Jarlebanke Langhofdi immediately took to the public communication channel demanding an answer to why supposedly peaceful traders had killed his crew and taken his ship.

    The AFT remain silent over the attack.
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    ***** Inter Galactic News *****

    Combat Special Edition

    Since the DEN started shooting at those lovable FEL fluffballs things have certainly been heating up. So we through it would be prudent to bring you, gentle beings of the peripheries, a special edition in order to keep you updated with all the latest action in regards to who the DEN are shooting and who is shooting them.

    Felini strike back at Dewiek

    Reports have come in of the FEL striking back at the DEN in the Kallisan system. A huge FEL force supported by the IMP and CIA assaulted DEN positions taking both the platform and base called Lucien. There was much rejoicing in the FEL camp as the Felini proved they were not such lovable fluffballs after all!

    GTT get sucked into the war

    A passing fleet of GTT warships got caught in the fighting and this saw the GTT enter the war. When asked about this CEO Fox pointed out they are not warships at all, they are trade defence ships. So how they came to be in the DEN system of Kallisan is a mystery to us. But the GTT CEO was clear that they only engaged using support and defend orders to protect allies. Needless to say, the CEO commented “We found ourselves on the Dewiek Nation’s enemy lists pretty soon after.”

    Dewiek Nation attacks GTT positions in Orion Spur, breaking DOM system rules

    A fleet of DEN warships has engaged and destroyed a significant number of GTT cargo ships and escorts in the DOM system Monument. The GTT immediately took to the public channels to ask why the DOM were not doing something. In reply the DOM issued a statement to stop, which the DEN ignored.

    The DEN newssheet "The HOWL" published a completely unbiased review of the attack shortly after.

    DOM make a choice

    After the above incident and then further raiding by the DEN, taking out a few GTT cargo ships in the DOM system of Coptuv, the DOM seemed to have been faced with a choice of stopping drinking their tea and doing something or just hoping it would go away. Instead they seem to have decided to abandon the whole idea of being an active affiliation and we have since folded. The lengths some people will go to not to have their elevenses disturbed is truly staggering. We asked the DOM for a statement on their new system rules to share with our readers but have received no replies.

    DOM positions share out

    Just as we were going to press news has come in of various DOM assets being given to other affiliations or sold. Hopefully we will have more on this story in the next issue of your favorite factual newsheet. Yes, that's us at the SSS.

    *** Affiliations ***

    AFT Association of Free Traders (54) - Marion Tweedy
    CIA Combined Intelligence Agency (64) - Laton CIA
    DNA Displaced Natives Asylum (66) - DNA people
    DTR Detinus Republic (58) - Morley Decker
    DEN Dewiek Elder Nation (67) - Urd
    DOM Dominion (57) – we believe the DOM are now inactive
    FCN Falconian Republic (70) - Bacran
    FEL Felini Tyranny (49) - Juris
    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) - Jack Jones
    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
    MIC Mohache Independent Commune (76) - Sleeps with Dragons
    NLF Naplian Liberation Front (38) - NLFHQ
    RIP Regularly Involved in Piracy - Githyanki
    RRH Roy Robert Holdings (39) - Roy Roberts
    SMS Stellar Mining and Smelting (53) - MikhailM
    USN Ulian Stellar Nation (34) - Oeipus Prime
    WMB Wimble Nations (25) - zz

    * Leader MAY be inactive, affiliation may be active
    ** Affiliation has no leader but this is the only known contact


    Inactive: ANT, BHD, COD, HVE, IDC, RIP, RCF, SKW, TAG

    Deceased: CAL

    *** Submission ***

    By private message to The Editor or via Mica if you prefer to remain anonymous.
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    ***** Inter Galactic News *****

    New pirate threat rocks Corward Arm.

    Several large pirate ships have been spotted in outer rings of Corward systems. Reports forwarded to us at the SSS allow us to exclusively tell readers that traders should keep their wits about them when moving through these areas.

    No existing pirate menace has yet claimed ownership.

    In a possibly unrelated event one of the FET cartel members claimed nothing was happening in the outer ring of Coptov shortly afterwards. But it could be that they are still trying to catch Empire backed pirates and have nothing to do with the new sightings.
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    ***** Inter Galactic News *****

    DEN continue to shoot innocents

    The Dewiek have made themselves busy shooting at the peaceful and innocent traders of the SSL. Leader of Solar Spices and Liquors Mr TOAD has been vocal pointing out that the Beast-DEN are being totally unfair. News of a go-fund-me appeal are yet to surface though.

    This office is sure that it must have provided the DEN light relief after picking on the equally defenceless Felini. Word is that the DEN faced such an uphill struggle in these recent actions they had to take up Felini inter-breeding to provide some entertainment as the battle reports were rather boring.
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    ***** Inter Galactic News *****

    Return of the LiQuans

    A close associate of the Baron LiQuan has been haunting the Corewards periphery and like the old Baron it is said he has a meklan connection. It's unclear whether he obtained his meklan nanites via the CIA but there are rumours that the DEN may be helping the Liquan relative in a bid to sow discontent in the Stellar Empire. Exactly why they would start in Corewards is unclear although with DEN allies, the DOM, having strong positions both in the Sol system and the old Harcorp systems of Harlong and Coptuv they may be the linking factor.

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    ***** Inter Galactic News *****

    Meklan Unleashed on Mobile Bay

    Mad Dewiek scientist Dr Kala released a number of Meklan on the busy world of Mobile Bay in the Yank system. Thousands of civilians have been killed in what is treated by DEN warlords as an amusing practical joke. Rather than take any responsibility for their affiliation’s reckless behaviour, a DEN lord rumoured to be half-meklan himself quipped he would nuke the planet whilst another merely saw it as an opportunity to test some of his greener troops in combat. Surprisingly, the KAS planetary defence force was up to the job of repelling the insidious incursion. Questions remain whether further meklan are stored elsewhere on the planet and whether anybody will challenge the Dewiek’s lack of care for the lives of innocents. Probably not, given how even the mighty IMP are now cowering from a fight with the DEN (see inside this edition).


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