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*********Subspace Static Week 1 Year 201 - 5th January 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

The RIP attacked and captured a GTT ship.
*********Other News*********

Happy New Year!
Due to Mica missing out some brackets, wormholes were detected everywhere. Please ignore these!

*********Subspace Static Week 2 Year 201 - 11th January 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

A poor week for the AFT. Having been caught in orbit over a desolate world they were easy prey for the RIP. Two AFT warships were destroyed in the assault and a third was captured by the RIP. The initial presence of the lone RIP Lugger may well have been bait. If so, then the bait was swallowed along with the hook, line and sinker. Score to the pirates. It has been assured that the fact that the system is owned by the FET and the AFT are their biggest rivals has no bearing on the events. The attack was purely coincidental.

*********Subspace Static Week 3 Year 201 - 18th January 201*********  [Recruit]

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

RIP Rampage
A series of blistering raids across the peripheries has led to a number of vessels being captured. A lone pirate warship attacked a flotilla of FET vessels as they wandered unprotected in and out of orbit. While half a dozen scattered, one was singled out, derelicted and boarded. Even the DTR fell prey as a lone warship was bested in single combat. Heads will roll for this unusual turn of events.
*********Ground Battles*********

The Flagritz have removed a DEN nuisance from one of their world. The attack was more a case of a slaughter than a battle. As to whether the DEN will retaliate, only time will tell.

*********Subspace Static Week 4 Year 201 - 25th January 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

The RIP gave the GTT and FET the slip this week, neatly avoiding a task force that was sent to destroy them.
A minor skirmish with the DTR ended in frustration as the RIP Deep Explorer ran for cover at the first sign of danger and escaped with only minor damage.
*********Other News*********

Eurocheque Charges
We recently been informed by our bank that they now charge 20.00 pounds to process Eurocheques due to the ending of the scheme. This is obviously not worth the cost so unless you are sending a large amount of money and don't mind paying this fee, it would be better to avoid using this method of payment in future.

*********Subspace Static Week 5 Year 201 - 1st February 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

The RIP appear to have given the Imperial block the runaround this week. Imperial vessels patrolled everywhere and only discovered the RIP as they were leaving. Unfortunately for the IMP War Galley Voyeur, the RIP were also on patrol and blew it to pieces.

There was close call in the Solo system as tension between the Dominion and the Flagritz hots up. Pressure is on the AFT to maintain the neutrality of this system. With the influx of AFT warships, this coming week could well prove critical to the upkeep of peace within the system. Have the Dominion got the audacity to flout AFT law?

*********Subspace Static Week 6 Year 201 - 8th February 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

An IMP Patrol Cruiser, hot of the shipyard became the most recent acquisition of the RIP as it was waylaid in the middle of nowhere. If the IMP are now building ships for the RIP, maybe they should save the hassle of combat and allow the RIP to fly them straight from the starport. (ooh you nasty spiteful GM)

*********Subspace Static Week 7 Year 201 - 15th February 2001*******  [Recruit]

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

The IMP released their fury at being bullied by the RIP by turning up en masse and giving a lone little pirate war galley the thrashing of its life. Nothing escaped, not even dust. (GM attempting to resist picking on the IMP further this week, it's about time he had a go at the DTR or the FGZ)
*********Other News*********

Phoenix Update
Work is furiously being done on Phoenix. The name appears to be here to stay as despite early ridicule nobody has come up with anything better, nosireebob. Come the April pubmeet we will have ship designs, battles, manifests, full basic turns and much more to present. We should even have a number of rule books (no snirking, please). Then begins the long haul of quantifying current BSE for the conversion.

*********Subspace Static Week 8 Year 201 - 22nd February 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

A carefully laid entrapment planned and executed by the Detinus Republic ensured that there was no escape for the RIP Predator class Sirion. Barrages of ion cannons swiftly derelicted the vessel. Now is it just go on board and sweep the resulting dust of the command deck. There goes the GM's hopes of ribbing the DTR.

*********Subspace Static Week 9 Year 201 - 1st March 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

This week proved utterly disastrous for the RIP. Despite half a dozen engagements, they failed to capture a single ship. Many attacks involved barrages of ion cannon fire into the victims, all proving to give negligible results. During one skirmish four RIP warships assaulted a lone DOM Ship of the Line. The sudden demise of one of the RIP ships during the opening volley was a clear portent of fate of the battle.

*********Subspace Static Week 11 Year 201 - 16th March 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

The DTR swoop in on a suspected RIP stronghold. Having discovered a number of pirate vessels working a region of space, DTR scouts flooded the area loaded with sensors. Having discovered a secret space station with a RIP ship in orbit, the fleet was sent in. Having defeated all naval reserves, the jump troops swarmed the station only to be thoroughly beaten back by the stations defences. The only question is, how will the DTR respond to this arse kicking by a bunch of worthless cutthroats? This has suddenly become a matter of pride.
*********Other News*********

Lastest Phoenix Update
Ship designs for Phoenix were a major topic for discussion at the last pub meet. With the introduction of permenantly installed items and fixed ship design it was agreed that there should be multiple designs for what is currently one ship design. i.e. a Battleship should have multiple designs for roles as a space fighter carrier, a colony pounder and a ship interceptor. Originally we were going to produce all these designs and agree them with players. We have decided to do the opposite. A program along with explanetory notes will shortly be on our website. This will allow players to design their own ship replacements. While the program is for use by anyone (as when Phoenix is launched all Starbase owners will be able to build their own ships), for the conversion, only affiliation ratified ship designs will be stored. Have fun.
*********Subspace Static Week 10 Year 201 - 8th March 2001*********

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

A RIP ship was set upon by a few IMP ships. The RIP ship almost managed to get away, but was derelicted just before it managed to escape.
*********Other News*********

I am no longer just sorting out Quest, so Mica will have more time to sort out BSE2, more news ASAP.

*********Subspace Static Week 12 Year 201 - 22nd March 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

Having discovered and failed to capture a known RIP space station the DTR have been suffering from a dint in their pride.In the full glare of public interest they returned this week to finish the job with their usual impressive style.Unfortunately two DTR ships were destroyed in the opening gambit during which the station was softened up for the coming ground assault. A miscalculation however left the station more than capable of smashing the DTR task force. It would seem that the pirates hold the station for a second week. Are we seeing the human side of the DTR?
(Nice change to rib the DTR, keep it up lads-GM banter)
*********Other News*********

The ship design program is now on our website. Have a play but don't take it too seriously just yet,this is merely a taster. We still have weapons to add along with basic tech manuals for certain items.

*********Subspace Static Week 13 Year 201 - 29th March 2001*********  [Recruit]

*********Jump Assault*********

The CNF have launched a major offensive against the Clans. Using vast military reserves they hurtled into two major Clan colonies and captured them with very little resistance. The Clan were completely demoralized by this overwhelming show of force. This was without a doubt a spectacular act of precision and coordination. Have the Confederacy become the new DTR, their star certainly appears to be on the ascent?
*********Other News*********

Thanks for the largely positive response to the ship design program. More information will be appearing on the website next week. This will include more details on items and some basic rules. Special technology will be sent out to various affiliations over the coming weeks.

*********Subspace Static Week 15 Year 201 - 12th April 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

RIP Season
Not to be outdone by the Confederacy or the Detinus Republic, the Imperial Services have jumped on the bandwagon. Favouring the tried and tested method of overwhelming odds, the Imperial fleet left the lone RIP ship as little more than glowing embers, quickly cooling in the frozen wastes of space. Nice shooting Tex.
********A Broadcast from the Felini********

2, 3, 5, 7, 13, 15, 21, 23, 27, 35, 37, 45, 51, 53, 57, 65, 73, 75, 103, 107, 111, 117, 123, 131, 141, 145, 147, 153, 155, 161, 177, 203, 211, 213, 225, 227, 235, 243, 247, 255, 263, 265, 277, 301, 305, 307, 323,337, 343, 345, 351, 357, 361, 373, 401, 407, 415, 417, 425, 431, 433, 445, 463, 467, 471, 475, 513, 521, 533, 535, 541, 547, 557, 565, 573, 577, 605, 615, 621, 631, 643, 645, 657, 661, 667, 673, 701, 711, 715, 717, 723, 737, 747, 753, 763, 767, 775, 1011, 1013, 1035

Ahr Myrahrl Truhl L'harrli Uklihhssti mral hisspt.

Mrowwhl Targon Grax Myrahr, Myrahr Felini. Chrarl Ehggahs nearl arggle, hfyar crihs. Felini nors crang tosss ombist Flagritzi. Hos crang instibilist L'Huspart incarnistl kl'arkl, not hjakka klost nirrbl torr ssith. Kl'ard drinsn johl t'la'r mins lobb krust, hrihrr koble L'harrli, kospoti, ar brimbb.

Chrarl nibblit hos krillt intorra ssith, neh kjakka rispit klirl. Bohlt Ssith mindall nemaddrken, brimma klust-nibblist kit mrrbl. Brimmis nibblis. Kiyy bottlis crang trimbak krilst, nibblis drimpit. Hos incminng guff mrallis truhl L'harrli, eh meh nibbliarlis krillilis an-crang inbi-nibblis eh an-crang gibble. An-klimpilt nos umb-crang nosnosti iss cumble, an-krist kollost nos nib.

Upsstadnikkle Gibblistar eh proxenosit. Kol upsstadnkklist hoboo, nos hisspissti Ahr myahrli mohl gribblit. Kol abiliss, nos proxenositti gribblisti ahr L'harrli mrowwhl-nos tititi. Impilst, klusti hrrultap kol-nos tiss

"sprristli Kylarl t'harri K'l'als comss t'yahrl tosst"

Targon Grax

1035, 1013, 1011, 775, 767, 763, 753, 747, 737, 723, 717, 715, 711, 701, 673, 667, 661, 657, 645, 643,631, 621, 615, 605, 577, 573, 565, 557, 547, 541, 535, 533, 521, 513, 475, 471, 467, 463, 445, 433, 431, 425, 417, 415, 407, 401, 373, 361, 357, 351, 345, 343, 337, 323, 307, 305, 301, 277, 265, 263, 255, 247, 243, 235, 227, 225, 213, 211, 203, 177, 161, 155, 153, 147, 145, 141, 131, 123, 117, 111, 107, 103, 75, 73, 65, 57, 53, 51, 45, 37, 35, 27, 23, 21, 15, 13, 7, 5, 3, 2
*********Subspace Static Week 14 Year 201 - 6th April 2001*********

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

Still showing themselves to be a force to be recognized and feared, a moderately sized Confederate force was despatched to deal with a lone RIP warship. A combined CNF/BHD fleet of over a dozen warships utterly annhilated the pirate vessel.
*********Ground Battle*********

The DTR, having taken stock of the situation, re-engaged the RIP secret space station, this time packing a large amount ground forces. The results were overwhelming. The pirates were rounded up and placed in security holdings and the prisoners were liberated. After a tempory loss of co-ordination, the DTR appear to be back on track. All hail the Republic, the last bastion of morality in a truly wicked universe.
*********Other News*********

The Phoenix ship rule book is now on the website. Enjoy.

*********Subspace Static Week 16 Year 201 - 20th April 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

The Brotherhood Broadcasting Command (BBC) televised across subspace scenes of the inauguration of Brother Axel, formerly vice command of the CIA and now Patriarch of the Brotherhood. This ceremony was conducted at Ceilidh-Veldt by none other than Pope Mark Eaton, the leader of the Inner Confederacy. Is this merely pomp and circumstance or are the implications further reaching. The cunning of the CIA combined with the righteous ruthlessness of the Brotherhood, a dangerous mix indeed.

*********Subspace Static Week 18 Year 201 - 3rd May 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

A swift assault by a RIP Nebulon on a DEN Wolflord proved ineffectual. Multiple hits to the main section was insufficient to derelict the craft. By the same token however the Wolflord had no weaponry making it a bit of a toothless beast. Either the DTR are better at patrolling DEN space than the Dewiek or this was a failed death ritual for old ships and captains.

A major offensive by the GTT against the RIP ended in failure when the RIP, having been hit in the same location in the previous week fled.
*********Other News*********

Apologies for the delay in getting the technology schematics for Phoenix onto the website. There are a few fine points still to be hammered. We have however included the full versions of the battle printouts. These are in raw data format for round by round results. They basically give some impressions of the effects of beam weapons and various hull/shield configurations.
*********Subspace Static Week 17 Year 201 - 27th April 2001*********

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

The RIP were playing their little game of cat and mouse. In this case though the mouse happened to be a GTT Behemoth. After being swatted a few times with ion cannons the Behemoth was able to get away. This is one of the few advantages of having a small command section.

*********Subspace Static Week 18 Year 201 - 3rd May 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

An interest has been shown in running a paintball on one of the days of the next pub meet in early November. The promise of the 3D Alliance against the rest of the universe seems to be appealing. There is a paintball site here in Blackpool only a few minutes from the Sutton Park Hotel. There was also the suggestion of hosting the Quest meet at the same time for a larger event but also to provide a common enemy. Obviously there will also be the chance to blow the crap out of the KJC Staff.

*********Subspace Static Week 20 Year 201 - 17th May 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

A calm surface with churning undercurrents this week. Tension was mounting in the Cluster following the dubious liberation of a refugee colony. Threats of violence by the CLN against the DNA appear not to have materialized. Either the CLN's are pussy cats or the DNA have proved themselves to be excellent diplomats. If the latter is true, well done chaps, that's a poke in the eye for those that thought you were rubbish at everything. Inspired by this, there are rumours that colonies with low morales may well be issuing pleas for liberation. Tight-fisted governors beware.

*********Subspace Static Week 21 Year 201 - 25th May 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

Good ol' Postie Yep, with the Christmas strikes over and some warm weather settling in, it's time for another round of strikes. It may be a lousy job, but it's better than walking the streets... erm, sorry. Anyway, all this fun and games does mean that there will be some interference with the game although hopefully not much due to the scarcity of postal players.

*********Subspace Static Week 22 Year 201 - 1st June 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

The DNA ground force saw action this week in a bid to clear a RIP ground party from their front doors. What would have been a decisive massacre for RIP by the DNA was marred only by the swift retreat of the RIP after long range fire pummelled them. It is almost certain that the DNA are not going to let this matter drop.

*********Subspace Static Week 23 Year 201 - 7th June 2001*********  [Recruit]


Rogue Nation Brought Low
The Brotherhood, smarting over the insults and aggressive overtures of the Krell nation decided that a lesson taught with fire and brimstone was in order. A brutal and swift attack on the Krell home world was launched. The Krell home world, only recently rebuilt after the Imperial invasion was devastated in the opening barrage. Shortly after shock troops moved in and secured the capital. As to what happens now, only time will tell although it is clear that not only the Krell noses have been knocked out of joint.

*********Subspace Static Week 24 Year 201 - 15th June 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

Treacherous Imperial Assault
Having captured the Krell homeworld and knowing the futility of an extended occupation within hostile territory the Brotherhood wisely entered into peace talks with the Imperial Services. The culmination of such talks led to the peaceful handing of the control of the principle colony on Inversion over to the Imperial Services as per the mandate. The Imperial Services, not content with playing by the book, after gaining control of the colony opened fire on the remaining Brotherhood evacuation squad within the starport, butchering all the troops and capturing the ground party's possessions.

*********Subspace Static Week 25 Year 201 - 21th June 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

RIP Back in Action
It would appear that the RIP have discovered a new trick. Using ships with individual positions on their enemy list has meant that they can pluck a single undefended ship from a cluster rather than watching the pack scatter as they open fire on all. This proved enough to whip a DTR Intruder clean away. The Republic are likely to be frothing at the mouth.
*********Ground Battles*********

CIA Liberate Persecuted Clan Colonists
The story is that having been tipped off about a Clan colony suffering from mass famine and illness along with a lack of housing and poor morale, the CIA felt obligated to intercede on the colonists behalf. A token impoverished defence force swiftly threw down their weapons and virtually embraced the troops as they marched through open gates. Cheers and banners greeted the CIA force while the governor fled with his few loyal bully-boys. Then again they would say that wouldn't they!

DNA Throw Bricks
The Naplians have put away their spears and slings and brought in some bombers to smash the RIP forces previously engaged. Once again though the RIP ran for cover. Strafing techniques or long range bombardments may also have to be employed in order to get these little cowards.

*********Subspace Static Week 26 Year 201 - 1st July 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

RIP take a good thrashing
Having provoked the ire of the DTR, they responded in the way they are famous for, overwhelming force. Entire fleets were sent on patrols covering a considerable area of the peripheries including once again, Dewiek space.
From all accounts, Dewiek space is Dewiek in name only. Are the DEN hibernating or have they become a fur glove worn by the Detinus Republic? The more cynical may view it as the Dewiek pulling strings and using the DTR as chore ladies, but then why should they hunt the RIP if they are not targeted?
Whatever your view, there is no doubting the capabilities of the DTR when they set their mind to a task, they are truly fearsome.
It would seem that even the SMS, simple miners have had to resort to protecting their shipping in alien nation's space. Again the RIP suffered from a swift and brutal strike. We are reminded that it was these prospectors that played one of the most significant parts in the war between the Empire and the Flagritz Nation. Humble miners, aye?
*********Other News*********

Clan Governor Stands Trial
The former governor of Abydos was taken off-world under CIA guard to a Clan courthouse in order to stand trial for brutality against the colonists under his governorship. The charges levied against him were those of mass starvation, gross incompetence leading to the subsequent death of over 25,000 colonists during an eighteen month period. The condemning evidence was presented by numerous off-worlders and holographic evidence. It is hardly surprising that he was found unanimously guilty, vindicating the recent CIA liberation of the colony.
Presuming these proceedings to be above suspicion and accepting that the Clan are capable of these atrocities against their own people such that it requires the intervention of an alien government, the Felini would do well to review their reunification policy.

GM's Opinion
Virtually all subspace static is written with a bias. It has always been so and will always be so. Many of the points expressed are done so with the aim of viewing the events through the eyes of the protagonists, those performing the action. The GM supports all activity that makes the game more interesting for a goodly number of players and tries to reflect this in the week's commentary. This can mean that they are sometimes speculative or at others, wildly inaccurate (especially if they concern the more questionable affiliations) but should be entertaining.

*********Subspace Static Week 27 Year 201 - 8th July 2001*********  [Recruit]

*********Boarding Actions*********

In a remarkable display of tenacity, the DTR mapped a entire worlds in order to locate a RIP ship that had sought safety by landing on the deck rather than risking leaving orbit. Having succeeded, a ground force was shipped in and the resulting boarding action captured the ship. The other two ships in orbit, derelicted the previous week were also picked up.
********Other News*********

Phoenix Update
I know that things have been a little quiet on this front for some time. This has been due to the nitty gritty of hammering out the code. Typically, the initial design grew into a monster. Still, we appear to have got things under control. The good news is that in a few weeks we will be ready to start the in-house play-testing. This is the first stage of debugging. You will be informed as to the next stage as soon as we know.

*********Subspace Static Week 28 Year 201 - 12th July 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

Phoenix Update - Agents and Operatives
A word document concerning agents and operatives has been added to the website. This will give you some idea of the actions these positions can perform. Obviously the play testing may alter some of the values such as chance of success depending on how unbalancing the actions are. It is believed that these positions will play a major role in the game especially when it comes down to sabotaging ignored outposts. Please remember when looking at the numbers of security complexes per population, starbases will not house anywhere near as many personnel as colonies.

*********Subspace Static Week 30 Year 201 - 26th July 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

Dewiek Assault CIAThe reasons for the attack on the CIA by the DEN are a little hazy. It may be that the recent spate of activity in the Cluster by the CIA was seen as the first toe hold by the Confederacy into realms bordering on their territory. It may be that the DEN view the Clans as their own personal punch bag and have taken great offence to others joining in. Finally it could be purely bloody-mindedness justified only on the strength that they could so they did. The attack was conducted by a squadron of Direwolves, possibly the best warship in the peripheries. While the colony was hammered, drop troops prepared to jump in. Luckily for the CIA, the orbital bombardment was insufficient to completely destroy the military quarter and the jump troops were repeatedly shot until blood-matted fur clogged the starport. So the first wave was repelled and the CIA remain in control of the colony. The question is, what next?
*********Subspace Static Week 29 Year 201 - 19th July 2001*********

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

In their constant vigilance, the Detinus Republic have deployed search and destroy squadrons to the Dewiek Home Periphery. These have proved effective in virtually stamping out pirate activity. This week a RIP battleship was effectively derelicted and will no doubt become an integral member in the DTR warfleet. As to wether the Confederacy will reclassify its pirate status, however, is another matter entirely.

*********Subspace Static Week 31 Year 201 - 2nd August 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

Learning from PiratesThe Imperial Services turned the tables on the RIP by successfully derelicting one of their lone freighters.

Fun and Games
Last week's assault on the CIA colony colony in the Cluster by the DEN has obvious brushed some up the wrong way. A week of political wrangling has ensued. It was not long before the Detinus Republic and Dominion were drawn in on the side of Dewiek Elder Nation. Backing from the Brotherhood and recent converts to the True One, the Flagritz lined up alongside the the CIA. It is fascinating to note that in the ensuing battle the CIA turned tale and buggered off with all haste, leaving their allies to destroy the lone DEN ship. The term 'puppet-masters' seems awfully apt. The fleeing CIA ship ran squarely into a huge war fleet and was summarily blown to bits - just deserts.
********Other News*********

The Streets are Paved with Gold A great monument was unveiled at the SMS headquarters Farcry this week. A long time in the making, a towering statue of a frontier explorer was revealed to the gathered masses. Supporting his drill (the part being played by one of the colony hiports), the prospector is apparently preparing to initiate test drilling. As the several hundred metres high statue was revealed by the lifting of huge covers, the murmur of the gathered crowd died to an awed silence. The silence, in turn, soon exploded into the thunder of thousands of voices as it dawned upon the ore-savvy spectators that the statue is made out of purest gold. After the commotion had died down - which took quite some time - the Company Commander of the SMS delivered a brief speech. He expressed his conviction that this 'new colossus' would serve as a fitting monument to the thousands of explorers of all races who have committed their lives to the mapping of the great unknown and who, in doing so, have made themselves the very conerstone of their civilizations.

*********Subspace Static Week 32 Year 201 - 9nd August 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

3D Jaws Closing on CIA
The fleet gathered in Twinkle have taken up a holding position over the CIA colony without a shot being fired. The fleet is large enough to cast a shadow over the entire sector. As panic spread through the colony the inhabitants are reported to be making their peace with the True One. The question is, how long will this respite last?
*********Boarding Action*********

The DTR have taken considerable time and effort to scan an entire world in the bid to hunt down a RIP ship that escaped by dropping out of orbit into the remote wilderness. The DTR startroopers swiftly put down any defenders and secured the ship.

*********Subspace Static Week 33 Year 201 - 16th August 2001*********  [Recruit]

The tension builds in the Cluster as neither side is prepared to make the first move. The Dewiek are in a diplomatic quandary. The first attack against the CIA in retaliation for agent actions was a partial success, damaging but not capturing the colony. The long term effect of this was the loss of two Direwolves and some face. Now they have a choice of whether to carry on the assault, which considering the already damaged status of the colony presents them as war-mongering butcherers or disengage having achieved effectively nothing. The future of the 3D alliance could depend on the next action taken by the DEN.

*********Subspace Static Week 34 Year 201 - 23rd August 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

Phoenix Update
The order editor and database front end can now be downloaded from This front-end contains all that you will need to write orders for your positions in the new game. Better still, it will store information such as item lists, positions, security codes, special tech abilities and such forth. All data stored will be automatically integrated into turns as they are written. An impressive package indeed. Within the zip file there is intro.htm which covers the basics of the package.

*********Subspace Static Week 35 Year 201 - 30th August 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

Phoenix Update
The latest programs for the game have arrived at the office and have unfortunately kept us busy. Rigorous in-house testing of the basic functions has begun. I am especially impressed with the order stacking routines. These will store orders that overrun the maximum time allowance and will automatically them during the next week. Cargo runs have never been so easy. It certainly makes testing the routines a lot easier.

*********Subspace Static Week 36 Year 201 - 6th September 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

Dewiek Reprisal
The Dewiek battle fleet entered orbit of a small Flagritz colony and opened fire. The bombardment was intense with neither mercy nor quarter given. Long after all resistance was quashed the barrage continued until absolutely nothing remained of the colony. Many thousands of colonists were atomized although from leaked reports all were Flagritz so the Dewiek may have considered them mercy killings.
*********Ground Battle*********

The True One Moves in Mysterious Ways
The combined forces of the Brotherhood and their most recent converts the Flagritz and the Hive co-ordinated a joint jump assault into heavily defended Clan colony. The initial fighting was intense with both sides dieing like flies. First to be butchered were the Brotherhood. The Flagritz and Hive fought on, slowly becoming either demoralized or killed. Finally the inhabitants of the colony had had enough and were ready to surrender, unfortunately for the attacking force there was nobody left to surrender to.
********Other News*********

Phoenix Update
David is looking feedback on the order editor that was recently posted on the net. All comments should be directed to

*********Subspace Static Week 37 Year 201 - 13th September 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

Phoenix Update
Technology has been completed and a document detailing both conversion from BSE to Phoenix and affiliation shipbuilding will be available on the website early next week. Please note that although this is still not set in stone, the final product is unlikely to be very different.

*********Subspace Static Week 38 Year 201 - 20th September 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

A quiet week with some rumblings in the background. The skirmishes of the past few months appear to have settled in a stand-off with neither side prepared to call all out war. These pseudo peace-times are generally reserved for massive military build-ups.

*********Subspace Static Week 39 Year 201 - 27th September 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

Phoenix Update
A number of new files have been added to the website covering a range of aspects from research to merchandising and ship building. The rulebook for running ships will also be on the website over the weekend. This covers everything from running and maintaining a ship to aspects such as combat and patrols. These will give you some idea of the depth that has been achieved in writing this game. The final rulebook covering starbases will be out soon as well. Affiliations are advised to start discussing the basics of ship design techs. These can largely be determined now with blueprints of specific internal configurations being produced closer to the time of conversion.

Pirate Uprising
The imperial rumour mill is on overload at the moment. The veracity of the following cannot be testified for. Apparently the RIP are planning a big hit against the BHD. Imperial forces have discovered signs of a RIP build-up in Tycoon although the RIP disappeared rather than confront the IMP warfleet. From prisoners captured it has been determined that the RIP are becoming a cohesive force. Once complete it will be sufficient to attack the Brotherhood in more than just a hit and run encounter. Specifics of the plans have not been forwarded. Why should the IMP warn the BHD? Even more spurious are rumours that hidden CIA bases are being used to support the RIP in this action and the CIA have actually kited out some RIP ships specifically for this purpose.

*********Subspace Static Week 41 Year 201 - 11th October2001*********  [Recruit]

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

Detinus forces have been patrolling their region of space making sure that any would-be sightseer is cleared off. This week the IND Innocent Trader was systematically derelicted. As to what they will do with it now is uncertain.

The RIP clashed with the DNA Garbage Scow Uridium Express. The heap of duct-taped hulls fell apart fairly swiftly under the impact of space fighters blasts to the command section. There is the rumour circulating that the attack cost the DNA one of their most experienced officers.
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DNA Announcement - Outpost Reprogrammed
The DNA have reprogrammed an outpost without security systems in the Winter system. Reparations for the outpost can be negotiated on proof of prior ownership if presented to the DNA within the next month.Please note that the Winter system is off limits and patrolled constantly. No access is allowed without prior approval from the DNA. Unauthorized shipping may be attacked to protect the security of the DNA.
Contact Mad Max DNA Commander in Chief brimblnl@bp.comSpace Troopers - Free Game!
As the game is only days from release, you can now sign up to play. A squad will be sent out over the next week. Please note that this game can only be played by email.

*********Subspace Static Week 43 Year 201 - 25th October2001*********  [Recruit]

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Phoenix Update
Testing of the programs starts this weekend using live subjects. Yep, we have got to the stage were ships can move and interact, starbases can build and extract resources, worlds contain more data than you can imagine. At this stage though we are using a mock-up universe and a number of test affiliations. Exciting times ahead.

Space Troopers
We have launched this FREE game and the first turns have been emailed. If you have email access and have not signed up, what are you waiting for? Just make sure that you tell the world and use your powers of coercion to drag Trooper players into your BSE affiliation. Why else have we produced a free game?

*********Subspace Static Week 44 Year 201 - 1st November 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

Not so much a battle, more of a clay pigeon shoot. The notorious DOM once again blast a tiny insignificant IND Yacht from orbit.
*********Other News*********

Sorry for any delays processing turns. This is due to the work being carried out on the infant Space Troopers. Once the initial launch chaos has passed, in a couple of weeks, everything should be back to normal.
Following on from that, we are now accepting turns for the game. Please use the online turn card.

*********Subspace Static Week 45 Year 201 - 10th November 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

Major RIP Offensive Curtailed
A fleet of over a dozen RIP ships were caught between the hammer and the anvil by the Confederacy. Having discovered the RIP presence in orbit around a Confederate space station, a task force consisting of Confederate and Brotherhood warships swiftly moved to engage. The fight was bloody and one sided, destroying every last one of the RIP ships. The station was unfortunately not saved as a RIP jump assault, launched after the space battle managed to capture the station. It is a question now of whether the Confederate forces will launch a counter jump assault or blast the station into fragments using the orbiting fleet.

*********Subspace Static Week 46 Year 201 - 16th November 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

The Dewiek have once again initiated hostilities against the Flagritz although the circumstances are a little suspicious. A lone Dewiek Cygnet targeted three Flagritz warships, but understandably was destroyed very easily. It is likely that the Dewiek Cygnet was on picket duty.
*********Jump Assault*********

Last week a space station was captured by the RIP after a one sided space battle in the orbit. This week, a vast Confederate assault squad jumped onto the station and after a long running battle finally managed to capture it. Casualties ran into the thousands, but victory was total.

*********Subspace Static Week 47 Year 201 - 24th November 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

Public Announcement from the Alpha Fleet Defence Force
The alpha fleet wishes to announce the recent termination of illegal DEN operations within the Infernon Hegemony territory. While the Alpha Fleet regrets the possible loss of life to certain personnel, we remind the DEN that I.H. territory is off limits to the 3D Alliance. You were granted time to remove your positions, as we understand that unknowing starcaptains can sometimes make mistakes, however th positions were not removed and thus threatened the security of the Infernon Hegemony. The DEN and all 3D positions are reminded that the Twilight and Hazard systems are off limits to them. The Alpha Fleet promised not to allow further DEN incursions.
Benjamin T Maxwell. CinC Alpha Fleet
*********Ground Battle*********

End Game
After a wearying day slogging across bogs and marshes, the two factions of battle hardened veterans formed up facing each other across no-man's land. On one side the forces of the Detinus Republic. Arrayed against them the rest of the universe. Even the EEM had abandoned their normally neutral stand in order to oppose them. A scream of pure hatred and the two forces stormed forwards clashing and suffering heavy casualties in the opening seconds. Only minutes had passed before the strain of the combat and a lack of resources started to swing the combat in favour of the DTR. Valiantly the combined forces of the FEL, CIA, KRL, AFT, IMP, DOM and EEM battled on, making charge after charge only to be cut down by superior firepower and tactics. Just when the battle looked lost, the EEM in an uncharacteristic display of ruthlessness cut down the DTR's youngest recruit in the back from point blank. Unfortunately this was not enough as the final push by the DTR found CIA's Chris "Bury my face down so the DTR can kiss my arse" Lancaster bravely trying to hold them off despite having exhausted all ammo. The day went to the DTR..... next year though......
-For all you that missed it, this year's pubmeet included a day paintballing. Heroes were made and grudges settled. Thanks to all that made this truly a meet to remember and I hope that the damage is not permanent.
As the points raised by the pubmeet are organised and settled, news of their effects on Phoenix will be posted here.

*********Subspace Static Week 49 Year 201 - 6th December 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

Native Uprising
For a change, the FET appear to be annoying the natives. This week witnessed a spectacular kicking for a sizeable ground force sent in to open trade negotiations over the barrel of a pulsar tank. Weren't the FET responsible for the destruction of the Hive homeworld?
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Affiliation Recruitment
We regularly send out an email newsletter to over 6000 people. If you want to put a short recruitment letter in it, we are more than happy to oblige. Just remember you will be recruiting people who have no idea about the game so it is best to keep it simple, 'big ships, big guns'.
*********Subspace Static Week 48 Year 201 - 30th November 2001*********

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Diplomatic Incident
The Flagritz have made the noble gesture of removing a DTR survey vessel from their posted list after it strayed into orbit of their primary colonies and was held for battle. The move, they publicly announced was to further good will towards humanity. They swear that rumours of a sizable 3D Alliance fleet in the vicinity, ready to move in and defend the ship in no way influenced their political u-turn, nosireebob.

*********Subspace Static Week 50 Year 201 - 13th December 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

Clan sit up and take noticeThe slow assimilation of the Clans into other factions came to a crunching halt this week. The sweet words, gifts and promises of protection were finally thrown out. The Clans opened fire on an unarmed Flagritz Baseship and reduced it to orbital chaff. It is likely that the once beguiling demeanor of the Flagritz will change to outrage then anger at this atrocity. As to those others that govern Clan subjects, will they support the Clans or use this an opportunity to gun for the rest.

*********Subspace Static Week 52 Year 201 - 27th December 2001*********  [Recruit]

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

The FGZ had a run in with a CLN ship, the proceeding battle was won by the FGZ. Fresh after its victory with the CLN one of the FGZ ships decided to take on a CLN world and was then blown to pieces.
*********Other News***********

Sorry for the turn delays, but due to a combination of the holiday season and Mica being away the turns were delayed. Things will be back to normal this week.

******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 and most reliable unbiased publication in the known universe from our home in the Heartland,

And so with the news from the last couple of weeks,

Cluster War! DNA Gather Fruit
******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 home in the Heartland,

And so with the news from the last few weeks,

Cluster War! MZC attacks DNA
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*** Inter Galactic News ***

The Dewiek rise again!

After the death and destruction wrought upon the Dewiek Nation by the Architects, there was a period of calm if you were a werewolf fancier. But now the Dewiek have risen to once more in the name of the Dewiek Packs, led by Skarn. Their new message being one of peace, a most unusual change for the large humanoid wolves. While they rise from the ashes of the Mizuchi Combine the Galaxy waits to see how this new affiliation acts, baring in mind the Dewiek have something of reputation.

Empire invade the Cluster!

A significant force of GTT warships recently entered the Cluster, somewhere they have not seen the need to go for a very long time. At the same time the CIA banned the Dewiek Packs from it’s space and also sent a large number of warships into the Cluster to bolster the GTT’s presence. After this show of force the Crossley system, known for it’s wormhole connecting from the Cluster to CIA space shifted to be claimed by the GTT. Currently the Empire has over 200,000 troops and 2000 warships roaming the nearby systems. Inhabitants of the Cluster are waiting to see if there are any further developments. GTT CEO Xavier Fox when asked by our office dismissed it as a “Training exercise”.

Krell sale!

The Krell Clan Dark Angels has been selling off bases, outposts and even systems lately. It is unknown why they have decided to cash in their assets and territories, but it points to the accumulation of significant wealth by the Krell clan. If you have any spare cash and want to expand your assets then it seems to our office that the best place to go is the Dark Angel Clan and ask what will be going up for sale next, assuming they actually have anything left.

*** Affiliations ***

AFT Association of Free Traders (54) - Marion Tweedy
BLG Bolg Organisation (22) - Akhenaten
BHD Brotherhood (63) - de Molay
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) - <unknown>
DWK Dewiek Packs (19) - Skarn
FCN Falconian Republic (70) – Bacran *
FEL Felini Tyranny (49) - Juris
FLZ Flagritz Republic (47) - Kayxaer
FET Frontier Exploration & Trade (56) - Cu Chulainn
GTT Galactic Trade & Transport (52) - Xavier Fox
GCE Garcia Enterprises (4) - Neil
HEX Hexamon (23) - <unknown>
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
NHS Noble Houses (41) – Roy Roberts
NLF Naplian Liberation Front (38) - NLFHQ
SMS Stellar Mining and Smelting (53) - MikhailM
WMB Wimble Nations (25) - zz

* Leader MAY be inactive, affiliation may be active
** Only known contact, please update us if this is incorrect.


*** Submissions ***

By private message to The Editor or via Mica if you prefer to remain anonymous.
GTT step forward to control protection and peace in the Stellar Empire.

With the retirement of Jack Johns and various lower-level IMP officers from public life, the Imperial Services were left on the verge of being unable to fill their role as protectors of the Stellar Empire. Due to the serious nature the Imperial Services found itself in, the Emperor recently travelled to GTT HQ to attend a board meeting with the directors of the GTT.

With Galactic Trade and Transport being one of the few remaining loyal Imperial Chartered affiliations, who also supply well over half of the war material to the Imperial Services, the Emperor sought the position of the GTT with regard to the Imperial Services becoming overburdened with bureaucracy and lacking effective leadership. Effectively the Imperial Services were at the point of collapse. A position highlighted when an opportunistic supposed ally subverted four Imperial Outposts in the Inner Empire, thinking their asset grabbing would go unnoticed.
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  Star Date: 221.30.5

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A Forlorn Hope

The seat of Dewiek Government has fallen. What began as a small group of Architect ships picking up retreating DEN forces, amalgamated into a much larger force. The bombardment fleet comprised dozens of Adult ARC ships plus several Planet Killers. The force made short work of the impressive fortifications of the planetary orbit of Newstart. Multiple heavily armoured and maximised deflector shield platforms crumbled. They did so only after releasing their volleys of antimatter and nova weapon batteries. Any DEN warships that remained from earlier encounters also stood the line. But within the week, the last defence was gone.

Bombardment of Wolf Lair starbase proceeded without further resistance from the Dewiek. ARC Plasmas ripped through starbase shields. They demolished tens of thousands of factories and research facilities. The ARC demolished the huge military recruitment and training facilities on the planet. Over half a million trained troops evacuated from deep bunkers, leaving a token ground defence.

The ARC were not satisfied to burn the facilities and murder the workers. They deployed repeated salvos of their Virus Bombs on the wider population. Reports began to arrive of civilians of the world regressing. Leaving settlements and returning to nature. Much as the Dewiek found themselves some decades ago when they started to recover from the First Great ARC-DEN War. This time there was no High Lord Magnus willing to obliterate the world to save a remnant of the people. Newstart was already lost.

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Newstart is lost

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  Star Date: 221.27.2

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End Game Lost

A short-lived period of peace followed the Dewiek Elder Nation’s historic and Saga-worthy defence against the Architect Planet Killers. A handful of the more typically encountered ARC ships were spotted picking off DEN support ships in Forlorn Hope before more than forty of them appeared back in End Game.

While the ARC “Adult” class ships, as the DEN had previously classified them, were eight times smaller than the “Planet Killers”, they were still as big as the largest ships any other species has managed to produce. Including the otherwise technologically advanced Dewiek.

Forty-four of these Plasma armed organic vessels smashed through the DEN forces left circling the orbit of Beacon, End Game. The mass of ARC weapons bombarded the DEN Shipyards at Ragnorak with their superheated ionized gas, razing the entire outpost to the ground.

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ARC Plasma weapons devastate End Game

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  Star Date: 221.22.5

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Assault on End Game

The ancient Architects have declared war on the Dewiek Elder Nation. The first sign of the conflict was subspace transmissions in a remote system in the Pocket Periphery. This followed reports that the ancient Ragnarok shipyards on Beacon were malfunctioning. In response, the Wolf Mother sent urgent orders to several Dewiek scout ships to patrol the End Game system.

The Konungr Smidamadr was the first to encounter the gigantic, “Planet Killer” class ARC ships. Measuring in at thirty-two hundred heavy hulls and armed with a hundred ARC plasma weapons, the ship was more like a mobile armed platform. It is certainly the largest vessel ever recorded. The scout ship was vaporised instantly.

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ARC Planet Killer dwarves largest DEN warships

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  Star Date: 221.11.4

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Caste Apart

The Flagritz Republic is (very nearly) no more. In its place, a single Hexamon and Flagritz power has arisen. The new Collective has absorbed much of the Flagritz holdings with only a handful of Clique-caste Flagritz systems choosing instead to align with the other Elder species, the Dewiek.

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Flagritz and Hexamon Hybrids - A hope for the Future?

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  Star Date: 221.3.3

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Meklan scout ships continue to be seen around the Orion Spur periphery. These cyborg creatures in service of hidden ancient masters appear to be terrorising the Wimble Nation in particular. Despite public lamentations against the hardship of defending themselves, the Wimble leadership have not yet responded to our request for comment.

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Artist's impression of a Meklanised Wimble

However, Xavier Fox, CEO of Galactic Transport and Trade, did give us the following statement:

“We have engaged several Meklan ships, although currently the source has not been identified. GTT Directors have been running patrols and have engaged and destroyed numerous ships that have attacked outlying outposts belonging to different affiliations. The pattern of ships encountered leads us to believe there is a central source, but until that is found we would suggest any affiliation with assets in the area provide adequate defences.”

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Doomsday On Pause

At the site of the Thete anomaly, the Dewiek Nation has sent media sensation Sharon Aleman to the scene. Aleman, whose cybernetic enhancements allow her to directly interface with her ship’s sensor array, led her hardened crew into a dive of the outermost “edge” of the anomaly. After spending several days collecting and analysing data (mere minutes to the rest of us outside the anomaly), Aleman reported her shocking discoveries.

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  Star Date: 220.50.5

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Veil Lifted on Flagritz Home Space

As the Hellcadium ISR field continues to fluctuate, one of the newly exposed systems is Junista inside the previously hidden and inaccessible home periphery of the Flagritz Republic.

Over the past few weeks Flagritz Republic patrols and platforms have dealt with a number of scout ships from the Human Empire as the IMP wasted no time in exploiting this opportunity to poke around in their old enemy’s backyard. It is understood that at least one of these unarmed scouts was destroyed with no one willing to estimate how many more might be buzzing around.

Coincidentally, suspected IMP lackey, SSL TOAD, has also been overheard showing an obsessive interest in the Flagritz periphery. However, we have received no reports of this being anything other than his usual drug-fueled, barely decipherable mutterings at this stage.

Either way, this sudden, uninvited interest in the Flagritz Periphery has left the FLZ leadership muttering darkly about appropriate measures being taken. Defensive fleets and supporting structures are being deployed in the Junista system and beyond in expectation of further uninvited guests.

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When You stare into the Flagritz Periphery...

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Thete's Timey-Wimey Tease

Investigation into the Thete anomaly continued in the Dewiek Pocket Periphery. The anomaly was scanned from all angles by a number of the Dewiek Nation’s best sensor ships and officers. The data, collected over several weeks, was sent to one of the DEN’s most advanced scientific laboratories for analysis.

What they found will shock you!


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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).