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Halo Periphery

The Halo Periphery is a Game Master (GM) Moderated region of the game.
It's specifically designed for low level confrontation and a place where small factions, new players and independent players can explore and build up their assets before venturing into the rest of the game.

Being a GM moderated region means that intervention by non-player-controlled (NPC) positions is entirely possible and in fact will happen at the discretion of the moderators. This will tend to be moderate at first but will prove overwhelming if the unsubtle hint being sent by the GM is continuously ignored.
Any position in this this region of space is bound by this criteria.

The rulers of this region of space are the NPC faction called the Halo Benevolent Oligarchy (HBO) and they control the Execution Fleet.

Anyone faction wishing to explore and exploit this region of space should first move to Mei Mei Mei in Agripeta, the first system beyond the Halo Express wormhole located in Yank.

Once there and after a short interview with the HBO representative (special action), application for client status can be petitioned. This normally takes month (giving time to watch the potential client's initial behaviour).
The terms of the client status are given below.


Halo Charter
Access
Access is granted to the External zone of Halo to all parties by the Halo Benevolent Oligarchy (HBO).

Policing
The Halo Oligarchy will police within the bounds of the Halo Periphery and only within the bounds of the Halo Periphery. Only crimes committed within the Halo Periphery will be punished by the Oligarchy and then as the Oligarchy deems appropriate or convenient.

1st Laws

  • No faction may conduct stellar cartography within the Halo Periphery. Any faction discovered undertaking Stellar Cartography will suffer reparation by the Oligarch Execution Fleet.
  • Only signatories of the Charter (referred to as Clients) may construct bases and otherwise colonise celestial bodies.
  • All bases must contribute to the HBO system claim. Failure to do so either through lack of troops or desire will be investigated by the Oligarch Execution Fleet at the Oligarch's pleasure.
  • Ships greater than 20,000mu are banned.
  • Fleets greater than approximately 20 are banned – this applies to fleets formed from multiple factions.

2nd Laws
  • Any client agrees to construct no more than two bases on any single world. There are no limits to the size of base or to the quantity of platforms and size thereof constructed. Action should be taken to reduce bases down to two following any event where more come under the control of a single faction. A grace period will be given based on the events and a successful petition to the Oligarchy.
  • No faction may monopolize any world and permanent exclusion zones are prohibited. The Halo Oligarchy will decide when it considers a temporary defensive measure to have become a permanent exclusion zone by notifying the Oligarch Execution Fleet of the offense.
  • Conflict is permitted so long as the 1st Laws are no violated.

3rd Law
  • Any client is permitted to enforce their own laws within the Halo Periphery as they see fit except where it violates either the client charter or the 1st or 2nd laws.

Considerations  [Recruit]

While the above are the laws in HALO it should be noted that they are not 100% specific and the whole area is run on the understanding that is an area for newer players and smaller factions under GM supervision. The best description of how to act in this area is not to 'take the piss'[1] and while combat is allowed it should be limited. If you feel that you may be in danger of breaking the treaty then you are almost certainly already in breach.

A charter can be taken away from an affiliation if they choose to treat the space as theirs without any respect for other people there.

Although placing all IND on enemy lists is not explicitly against the laws of HALO it is implicitly assumed that it will not be done as there are large IND warships in the region. If an attempt is made to circumvent this situation it is likely that it will go wrong for the involved parties. Targeting individual IND positions via enemy list or posted list is considered fair game but again its not a good idea take it too far[1] and add every IND ships you have ever scanned to the posted list.

Further to this, while the law may specify that warfleets should not be greater than approximately 20 ships, this does not mean that it is perfectly fine to have dozens of fleets of about 20 ships. The HBO may consider these to be part of the same fleet in all but location.

Rather than look to bring war here, try protecting your own space a little more effectively. 'Invasions' are strictly forbidden.

[1]Taking the Piss - To take advantage of, to exploit. E.g."Just because they like looking after their grand children, doesn't mean you can dump the kids on them every weekend whilst you go out clubbing. That's just taking the piss."

 
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”Necessity hath no law”

Lord Cromwell of the DOM slapped a fleet of privateers, on charges of "knavery", "bad manners" and "poor sportsmanship." Such offences carry the death sentence in the Dominion, a nebulous territory neither part of the Empire nor apart from it. At least thirteen Armadillo class ships, typically sold by the DOM, were destroyed at a location Cromwell was unwilling to disclose publicly. Bloodthirsty Dewiek as well as "prince of peace" Yahn Wodenzoon were quick to congratulate the DOM for their merciless carnage. It seems the consensus in the galaxy’s ruling class is that not presenting valid identification is a crime worthy of the murder of dozens, perhaps hundreds, of unfortunate crewmen. This is all just another indicator that the political elite are far removed from the lives of ordinary people who are seen as little more than meat inventory. It is telling so-called “man of the people and the downtrodden” Wodenzoon so readily aligns himself with this grisly concord. Meanwhile, the archaic elocutionist Cromwell further establishes the recent trend of mild exertions of power by the cold-blooded DOM.


 
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Return of the Fox

The galaxy is still digesting news of the return of Xavier Fox to the boardroom of the GTT. The ailing corporation's share price began a sharp rally after a six month downward spiral under Ike Krieger, credited with being the worst CEO in the megacorporation's history. The only surviving board member from Fox's initial tenure as CEO, and perhaps across the entire GTT board, is Antt Tilton the Research Director. The reclusive Tilton is the brains behind the ascension of GTT technology, particularly in the field of antimatter weapons and super-heavy dreadnought size ships, Tilton offers a small measure of continuity during this tumultuous time. Mr. Fox has therefore resorted to a broad appeal for new blood to join the ailing firm. So far, the result has been a number of two-dimensional "Yes" persons being promoted to the C-suite. Still, key stakeholders were upbeat with one commenting, "Fox is the man to turn this bloody disaster around. He knows how to put a great team together and where to bury the bodies of the non-performers."


 
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Welcome to the new version of ESNN (formally CSNN), giving the news and views from the former CSNN's reporter and news anchor, Ainsley Moore, making this the peripheries' most favourite unbiased publication in the known universe,

And so with the news,
 
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A Detinus expeditionary force is being assembled to liberate slaves in the Twilight Periphery. Stung by the wit of the Wimble Dinash, Admiral Bridge is leading a personal and sizeable force against the newly constituted Flagritz Republic.

The Wimble Bake Off has new competition with the Dominion instituting a Master Chef competition in the Orion Spur. This is all said to be a cover for further land grabs and in preparation for a move against the Hive and Dewiek, tipping the balance further in the Stellar Empire’s favour.

Meanwhile, the Wimbles struck off a number of hapless Wimbles under their new rules. To cement their plan to align themselves with the Stellar Empire, they have offered the services of their new masters to the Emperor.

Several hundred thousand slaves have been released by the Flagritz Republic but the terms of their manumission are unclear. Millions more await their emancipation. Many have refused to accept freedom without transit home, especially those brought in from outside peripheries. Many reportedly were captured by the Stellar Empire from the Detinus Republic and then sold on to the Flagritz.

 
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The ship PRV HarCop Omega has been reported both in Orion and Corewards. This was the flagship of the former League Chairman, sacked from the role when the League went into administration and quietly disappearing beyond the edge of known space. It is thought that his return may have been for a clandestine meeting with his former contacts in Harlong and Coptuv. If so then he clearly has an agenda.

Unconfirmed stories that the Pirate King of The Pirate Holes and Million Islands is near completing research on the various larger ships his pirates have successfully captured over the past few years (big thanks to all the affiliations that participated in 'donating' ships). If the rumours are true it is likely a new armada of pirate ships using more advanced technology will be found in Corewards in the near future.

An supernova has been detected originating from just beyond the Transpiral Periphery. The rare event has created ripples in the subspace of the nearby stars. Nobody has reported any tangible ramifications but this is the first supernova in the current age of the Peripheries so esoteric scientists are excited by the prospect of grants to study the relatively nearby phenomena.
 
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*** Wimbles Crisis Solved ***

The Wimble Crisis of 217 has come to an end with the human Baron making way to the wimble Grandfather Paden Mastaak. Celebrations were held in Wimbledon upon the news with crack teams of Wimble security staff guarding all the pies.

It’s unclear how long the Wimbles will enjoy this new era of peace and self-determination.

Vocal Wimble Dinasha, one of Paden’s early backers, has chosen this precarious moment to bait Dewiek, Flagritz and humans who were initially disposed to be friendly to the new administration. Whilst the Wimbles' history with the former-slave-loving Flagritz could be understood, their animosity towards the Dewiek and humans was more mysterious. One insider alluded to a rise in the number of cases of foot-and-mouth across the herd as being a likely cause.

Inside this issue of the SSS: * Storm in a Teacup *** Yahn Bares All * &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).
-Zigic