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208.16 - 208.20


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Subspace Static - 208.16  [Recruit]

Eritrea
As expected the Starbase Eritrea has been safely recaptured and transferred to AFT hands.
Hospitals across the Peripheries are reporting increased admissions of patients suffering from shock, as the IGN offices rush to reassure readers that the concept of "AFT", "ground assault" and "victory" in the same report is neither an error nor an April fool.
According to KAS sources they do not want the Starbase back, and are quite happy for it to remain in the AFT. One grumpy Kastorian Colonel commented to Inter-Galactic news reporters that they ‘Never wanted the stupid stinking place anyway, pirates did us a favour, and don’t you scum in the press suggest anything else!’
In related news the Kastorian Military Junta continue to angrily deny allegations that their military machine is about as much use as a wet Falconian Goose.

Pompeii
The situation on the ground in Pompeii is still unknown as pirate forces continue their occupation of the installation.
Pirate Large has made the following broadcast, confirming reports that he was indeed behind the attack and that a significant quantity of high-tech was captured:
“Ahharrgghhhh me hearties………….. It be aye…………. Pirate Large……..
It be an eventful couple o weeks aye it be, an I can reports wiv yee that I as indeed gone an attacked SMS Pompeii. On stardate 208.13.1 when me boys readied them selves, cutless in hand to attack the base Pompeii.
We was hopin to capture the one armed bandit imself who runs the SMS, an a leadin member of the aptf, and use his knackers as marbles, [censored]
The attack started well an we pushed ard for 4 days an tooks the base, it wer noted that the SMS tried to drop the shield an kill all their own, but they failed aye they did.
One of me pirates decided retirin was in order and stayed in the quad to try n holds off the incoming hoards o the aptf, an a new friend in the piracy line, wolf pack ad a couple of his ships come to me aid in trying to stops the aptf. A short battle in the quad resulted in the loss o a few o the boys, a tipple o rum to thee.

This as left me a base wiv plenty o new tech an other such goodies to aids in me piratin.
On entering the main technology area, it be pitch dark aye, an I used me torch to locate the goodies. On finding the photon cannons mk IV bps I tooks them out, when out of the darkness a voice said “Jesus is watching you”.
I jumped out a me skin aye I did, an switched off me torch waitin to make sure there was no trap.
After a few minutes I decided to carry on an switched on me torch and tooks the photon guns mk IV bps, when out o the darkness a voice quite clear said “Jesus is watching you”
Well I shits me sen and looks around frantically lookin for the source o the voice, and there be a parrot in the corner in a cage. I said to thee parrot aye, would it be you who is talkin.
The Parrot replied yes, and I asked him what be his name, an he said “Moses”.
I laughed arrgg, an said what sort o pratt would name his parrot “Moses”, an the parrot replied.
The same sort o pratt that would call his rottweiler “Jesus”
Ahharrgghhhhh………..

Anyways once I patched up me wounds we tooks the job lot o tech, an piracy be going up a further notch aye alongside the tech we half inched from Freedom City not so longs ago.
Ill tell yee more news as it comes……….
Anyways im sure you will hear more from the glorious adventures of the pirate ship Large (and friends) ahharrggghhhh....”

There has however been some measure of good news for the SMS, as a covert operation was able to rescue the workers and crews from four outposts that were under heavy fire from the pirates who had taken over the Pompeii defensive artillery batteries.
Unfortunately the outposts, following several days of bombardment have now been reduced to rubble and a scattering of equipment.

Earth News
As our reporters now have greater access to news sources within the Inner Empire, we are able to pick up more and more details on what has been happening in that long cut-off region of space. And the news continues to be bad.
This weeks report comes from the African continent, which remains riven by internecine conflict. Our reporters have learnt that local African tribal warlords are demanding supplies of small arms and tanks from the newly arrived Periphery powers in exchange for their co-operation.
It seems Periphery governments will have to tread carefully if they are to avoid making the situation on Earth even worse than it already is.

New Director
Duke Gregor Konstantin has been appointed Imperial Research Director in place of vice Duke Lee Fairchild, who has retired from active duty in the peripheries

Twilight
There have been a number of skirmishes and incidents in the Twilight Periphery this week, with FLZ defence forces intercepting and destroying an SMS scout that was attempting to transit the stargate. The SMS Collier was detected by the FLZ platform Cliriq Sentinal One, and promptly destroyed.
An SMS ground party is also understood to have been destroyed somewhere in the Twilight Periphery.
And as we go to press we understand a second SMS vessel has been destroyed whilst attempting to transit the Stargate.

VSC
Following reports of the death of General Harrold Sanchez last week, followed by reports that he was still alive, and then more reports that he really genuinely had died of a sudden short illness, our reporters have been calling back to check the veracity of the story with the Generals secretary, a different person from the last time. The story was confirmed, and the secretary expressed how sad the whole thing was.
When asked what disease the general had died of he replied, "No, I do not know the disease name. It was in medical terminology I do not comprehend.” He then asked our reporter what she was doing Friday evening.
Our crack reporting team here at the IGN news offices suspect something slightly odd is happening on the tropical island paradise planet of Vehrenberg.

Pompeii
A brave yet foolhardy regiment of RIP troops has launched an attack against the pirates heavily entrenched at Pompeii. Information is still not clear, but it seems as if over a thousand troopers may have died. Whether they were expecting to have been supported in their action, or perhaps it was a small skirmish that went wrong when the entire regiment was sucked in, we still do not know.
Early reports indicate that the RIP troopers may have been attempting to launch a rescue operation of a group of civilians who were being tortured by the bloodthirsty pirates.

Pompeii
More from Pompeii, with alarming news from Pirate Large that he has captured a quantity of chemical weapons from the Starbase:
“ahharrgghh me hearties......... it be aye............... Pirate Large.............
It be noted that a few o yee be poppin off a few shots at Pompeii, i is givin you notice that the Chemical poison the sms stockpiled at this base will be injected along with a bit o pork from me boys within 24 hours to the civilians of the base.
the civies be strapped down ready and me boys as been avin a crackin time, an i dare say some o the SMS birds as been enjoyin a bit o ruff, but if any attacks continue then they will all die a horrible death and stuck on pikes at the base entrance alongs wiv the 1500 APTF soldiers slaughtered yesterdays durin a futile attack.
the stench be gettin orrible now from them aptf, an the dead ones dont smell good either..........
i thanks thee for thy attention aye.....
Anyways im sure you will hear more from the glorious adventures of the pirate ship Large (and friends) ahharrggghhhh....”

Piracy
A number of small pirate scouting parties have launched simultaneous attacks against four Detinus Republic installations throughout the Peripheries. It is suspected Pirate Large might be looking for a soft target to continue his recent extraordinary run of success.
Hidden Abyss, Onyx, Opportunity, and Retreat all reported victories over the pirates. Although Hidden Abyss has reported difficulties in getting over 20,000 alien attack animals back under control after the whole lot were accidentally let loose to chase after a single pirate mercenary.

Prisoner Of War
Rumours are circulating that the Flagritz Empire may have taken a high profile Consortium member prisoner. There has been no official comment from either side.

Disaster At Pompeii
Efforts to retake the Starbase Pompeii have hit another serious hurdle this week.
A hidden SMS outpost on the planet was spotted by pirate observers, as a number of SMS freighters landed to deliver troops and tanks to the waiting Defence Force on planet. The pirate artillery opened fire and five SMS freighters were caught on the ground and destroyed, with heavy damage being done to the outpost and the ground parties that were forming up at the time.
It is understood the situation could have been even worse, as the previous day there were even more freighters present making deliveries to the combined APTF ground force being put together at the outpost, including the IMP and CIA.
The SMS/APTF ground party prompted scattered for cover, it’s immediate whereabouts are unknown, but it is thought to be attempting to close with the pirate artillery, preferring to charge into a one-sided combat in an attempt to rescue Pompeii rather than be destroyed piecemeal by long range fire.
Following the destruction of the RIP ground party previously reported, and this incident, it seems the civilians under the ruthless control of the pirates may have to suffer a while longer before they can be rescued. With Pirate Large having surely taken months of preperation work before his attack, the APTF are clearly struggling to put together a similar operation in the space of just weeks.
During this action a pirate Scout ship was destroyed via unknown action in orbit. It is thought a DEN patrol intercepted it.

QNG Protest
The QNG Have issued the following press release following recent Consortium incursions into Twilight:
“The QNG protest the SMS incursion this week into the Twilight
periphery and ask that future incursions cease. In the Twilight
periphery, we have finally found refuge for the remnants of the hive
that were nearly exterminated by a xenophobic humanity. A humanity
that has always shown time and again, their hostility against that
which they don't understand. Since being forced from Fake, we have
tried to find a home. Only the FLZ offered us sanctuary.

We have been permitted to claim space for our own in the Twilight
Periphery. We finally have an area where the QNG queens may live
freely without the threat of annihilation which has happened in the
too recent past. We should be justly territorial in this instance
and insist that the SMS not try to invade without permission. We
need to state that we are only defending access to our queens. We
have shown by our actions in trade (we trade peacefully with
everyone) and cooperation (Our assistance with the APTF), that we
bear no malice towards the nations of the peripheries. We have not
initiated a single hostile action, with the exception of pirate
interdiction. We ask to be allowed to live in peace in the TP and we
will vigorously defend ourselves against unwarranted incursions. The
FLZ support our protection in the TP and we stand with them there to
ensure our mutual security. Is it too much to ask to be left alone?

We call on the SMS and the Consortium to resolve their issues with
the FLZ, or at best take their conflict elsewhere and leave us alone.”
Consortium spokes-sentients have responded by stating that their war is against the Flagritz, and they will not go out of their way to target QNG positions.

**Periphery Classifieds**

Thorlium Wanted
GTT Wish to buy Thorlium at 2.2 per mu. Please see market listings.
Contact
MOH Tabbra Tundraa (96090)
Could the owner of this vessel please contact me.
Thanks
IMP Gandolph

Antioch
Could the owner of this StarBase please contact me.
Thanks
QNG Big BUZZ

Cake Wanted
Cake mania
Could anybody interested in baking a nice bit of cake for me please contact
Dirtious G. I'm simply itching for a bit of it.

Contact
Can the IRS PD kindly contact my FLZ office privately on a matter of
military and territorial importance.
Baw'Xok
Imperator
Flagritz Empire
Glory to The Empire

Subspace Static - 208.17  [Recruit]


No issue for this week.

Subspace Static - 208.18  [Recruit]

Chemical Weapons At Pompeii

The battle continues at Pompeii as Pirate artillery maintains its barrage against SMS installations on the planet.
There was one significant development last week when a massive strike force of heavy Dewiek warships entered orbit and commenced bombarding the Starbase. Killing two mercenaries in the process.
In response to the bombardment Pirate Large appears to have carried out his threat to unleash chemical weapons against the civilian populations, as confirmed by his transmissions:
“Ahharrgghhhh me hearties.............. It be aye.....................Pirate Large..................
i is talkin about me needles etc to inject this poison, as yee didn take any notice of what i be sayin, i asked for yee to withdraw from bombarding your own people, an yee didn take any notice.
i will have to say that the SMS prisoner Dirty Harry lived true to is name aye, an he plebbed up like a good en after i injected me stuff into im, an when i put the chemicals into im he didn look much better either.........ahharrgghhhh............
anyways Phillip Todd an SMS operative also ad a litel oover reaction to the chemicals, an blistered badly
i as filmed it for me records, i don just sell pirate porn, there be a market for this sort of stuff for you sicko an pervs out there aye............
i did warn thee that addin ships to a bombardment would result in this, so i opes you is happy that you as killed your own men.
Anyways im sure you will hear more from the glorious adventures of the pirate ship Large (and friends) ahharrggghhhh....”

After a day of bombardment, the DEN fleet left orbit. Reports indicate that their arrival came as a total surprise to the SMS, the IMP authorities, and the Anti-Piracy Task Force, with the IMP authorities being particularly displeased by the potentially heavy civilian casualties.
The IGN newsroom is receiving reports of heightened alarm amongst Capellan civilian populations as speculation mounts regarding the atrocities being committed by Large in Pompeii.

From The RIP News Network
Subspace Static issue 208.16 carried news of valiant RIP attempts to put an end to Pirate Large's heinous crimes.
The RIP troops were praised by the IGN for their daring and bravery. However, The IGN failed to mention the [censored] Room in any of its reports...
Crack teams of RIP dancing girls equipped with VIP passes have been dispatched to IGN offices across known space to bring and end to this tragedy. The IGN better mention the [censored] Room next week or I'll be forced to send copies of the vids from the last IGN [censored] visit to appropriate wives, girlfriends and mothers!

Vehrenberg Press Release
New PD takes office at Vehrenberg Space Command
Following the untimely demise of General Harold Sanchez the VSC are proud to announce Diego 'Diablo' Sanchez as the new PD of the organisation.
A minor noble within the Vehrenberg aristocracy, Diablo is no relation to the late General and his office states that rumours of his involvement with the General's failing health are nothing but paranoid delusions. A fact that Diablo's personal medical team are quick to verify as they were the experts attending the ailing general in his last days in office.

VSC Gratitude to the AFT
The VSC can also confirm that Cirdan has now returned to the AFT.
We would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank him for his aid and assistance over the last few months and also thank the AFT as a whole for their continued assistance with shipping materials in for structural development.
Maximillian Price takes a role within the VSC
Maximillian Price, formerly of the AFT has now taken a senior role within the VSC trade department. Any and all existing trade agreements are still valid and Diablo Sanchez is keen to continue to build on the trade
relationships developed by Mr. Price. (OOC I've retired Max Price to play Diablo Sanchez).

VSC Contact Details
If you wish to contact the VSC please PM 'DiabloSanchez' on the nexus.

Piracy
An Imperial sensor vessel has run foul of pirates in the Erasure system when five pirate light cruisers intercepted and destroyed it with the loss of all hands.
The pirates responsible were flying under the flag of the Blood Angels, and are understood to be a relatively new outfit.
The Imperial ship was involved in an operation to capture a pirate outpost in the system, presumably belonging to the Blood Angels. The base, when captured, was found to consist of a number of caves, a maintenance complex, and a recreation complex, and was thus obviously a supply depot.

Pirate Spotted
The pirate vessel Ghost Of Fortoon has been spotted in the Fortoon system, surprisingly enough.
The mere sighting of a pirate vessel has apparently sent panic through the civilian populations, with everybody on edge about where Pirate Large might strike next.

Time Travel
Strange rumours are circulating that some Periphery powers might be fiddling with the very fabric of space and time…

Weapons Of Mass Destruction
Anti-Matter devices have been deployed in Dryad, with high energy flashes being detected somewhere in the system. It is not known if this was a test or the actual deployment of an anti-matter weapon.
The imperial viceroy Admiral Lord Simms has requested that whoever it was immediately desist, as the IMP authorities do not appreciate this kind of hazard to shipping within their systems.
Nobody has yet claimed responsibility.

Pirate Large
The Pirate vessel Large has been spotted in the London system as it attempted to capture a QNG freighter. We understand Large came very close to success, before finally being beaten off by the desperate defenders.
This is the first time the pirate ship Large has been spotted in action for several months, sparking speculation that the terror of the spacelanes may be about to return.

Krell
The Krell clan rat have been in action this week, bombarding a GTT outpost in the Storm system. Heavy damage was done to GTT Canker by a Krell Broadsword class Heavy Cruiser that had been outfitted with rail guns.
However unfortunately for the Krell the outpost was able to shoot back, inflicting sufficient damage to the Broadswords ISR engines that it had trouble escaping the system as the GTT fleet responded.
Our newsroom has not heard, but it seems likely the Krell vessel was intercepted and destroyed as it attempted to leave the system.

News From Earth
IGN Reporters have this week been visiting the continent of North America, where previously the GCS maintained their headquarters.
Initial impressions are that this region has suffered considerably from the drain of resources imposed by the fled GCS authorities. With all the infrastructure paralysed, it seems the only aspects of society that seem to be functioning are the media and welfare services, ensuring the people are provided with both bread and circus.

**Periphery Classifieds**

Urgent Contact Request
Could the COH Celestial Emperor please contact the Imperial Services.
Thanks,
IMP Commander Space

Booker Steaks Off The Menu
First, Last and Final Notice is given to all traders that Booker Steaks and all other sundry items bought and sold at the Riva (1166) municipal tradeport will shut down as of this upcoming Monday. Long known as the juiciest and most meatiest food in all of civilized space, it is now time for someone else to step forward and take the blue ribbon. Apologies are offered by the Krieger family to the makers of meat tenderizer everywhere who will now have to triple production for the second rate steaks that will be left on the market. I'm sure Kastorian Cattle are just as tasty (sound of laughter in the background!).
Private deals may still be made and any deals currently in effect will be honored. Please contact my office directly.
Dewey, Cheetum and Howe
Accountants Extraordinaire
employed by the Krieger Family for generations.

Crew Wanted
Greetings,
I'm looking to buy 1,500 crew of any racial type. I can supply
transport. Anyone who is willing to sell them, please contact me with a
price through private channels.
Thanks,
Evan Merrick,AFT

Contact
Could a representative of the FCN get in touch please over a matter of
mutual security.
Bridge. QNG.

For Sale
Greetings,
The CNF have a rare earth elements outpost surplus to requirements for sale in Yank.
Outpost comes fully equipped and has a weekly output of around 1600
All offers considered.
Regards,
Sam Houston
CNF Starbase Governor Sarajevo, Yank.

******
Contacts:
Editor: Simon Field - sss editor [at] googlemail [replacetoavoidspamdot] com

Subspace Static - 208.19  [Recruit]


No issue for this week.

Subspace Static - 208.20  [Recruit]


No issue for this week.

 
News
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******Empire Syndicated News Network (ESNN) ******

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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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    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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    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

    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, 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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    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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    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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    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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