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Subspace Static - Star Date 213.6.1  [Recruit]

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

*** Ulian News ***

A transmission from the normally highly secretive Ulians has been received across the sub-space static this week, as the Ulian Supreme Leader Krumong Mok has made a rare appearance on camera.

The transmission is understood to have aired following the weekly Ulian Live Execution Highlights Show (DEATH TO ALL TRAITORS!) in response to rumours of violent assemblies and mass sabotages at the USN Starbase Tyt Prime.

Displaying the dapper military uniform so beloved of cheerfully psychotic overlords, Krumong Mok had the following to say, ‘Due to the ever-increasing need to support our vigilant military forces defending our homeworld from the ever-present threat the genocidal alien races, drastic measures must be introduced, less the shield shall fall, and our race follow the Umbarians into oblivion. After due consideration, the following measures have been decided, and will be effective from the start of the next work-cycle

Work-team leaders and above will be responsible for ensuring the delivery
of their teams targets, and failure to achieve these will lead to demotion,
and punishment for the ENTIRE team. Ordinary workers will now work for
sustenance and half existing pay. No worker of any grade may desert their
directed employment on pain of capture and enslavement. The punishment for
a team leader will be summary execution. That is all'

Despite a heavy crackdown on reporters, SSS investigative teams nearby have reported that the proclamation, which essentially converted some 50,000 employees into indentured servitude, has resulted in large scale riots and a small amount of damage to the Starbase before security forces were able to crack down and clear the streets.

*** Dewiek Declare War On Detinus Republic? ***

Relations between the DTR and the DEN appear to have totally fallen apart this week, with the war drums being banged loudly by angry Dewiek.

The incident appears to have begun when the Wolf Lord Oatka posted the following message:

“Lords, brothers, hunters, cubs and those that trade

Following direct sabotage by the human republic and/or it’s agents within the Acrux Star System against multiple Star Bases of the Elder Nation a great status has been placed upon them.

The DTR are now Prey to all hunters within the Dewiek Home. The DTR will surrender and hand over all positions currently within the Dewiek Home along with Ambassador Bug Rogers, who’s head is wanted on a stick.

The Nations hunters are free to engage the republic as you find them, friends of the Nation are welcome to hunt for sport should you so wish.

The status will be reviewed once all positions within the Dewiek Home are transferred.

So a new hunt begins, The Detinus Hunt. Run food run........!”

However the ‘direct sabotage’ actually turns out to have been the result of the DTR finding out the following information regarding the whereabouts of upwards of 16,000 elite DTR troops that they had been expecting to receive back from the Dewiek as per their amicable handover agreement regarding the Starbase Respite, but which the Dewiek instead announced had been ‘sacked’ instead.

Only, this was a lie, and the troops had not in fact been sacked:

Special Action/Cyclops/Human Troops/Betrayal by Nation
Word reaches the humans at the base that they have been utterly betrayed by
the Nation. Instead of being restored to the Republic following the
amicable transfer of Respite to the care of the Nation, instead they have
been removed to this base. As they are still in contact with humans at
Respite and through them Detinus ships in the system have received
instructions to evacuate the base immediately.
There is also word that quite a few human employees quit in disgust.

Special Action/Respite/Human Troops/Betrayal by Nation
Word reaches the humans at the base that they have been utterly betrayed by
the Nation. Instead of being restored to the Republic following the
amicable transfer of Respite to the care of the Nation, the Republic was
informed that they had been sacked. As they are still in contact with
Detinus ships in the system have received instructions to evacuate the base
As they formed the entirety of the security, the base is renamed on the
way out. There was no means to extract the crew from the platform, but they are also
quite pissed at the situation.

There are also understood to be significant transfers of materiel agreed via PA, which have all been cancelled, with the Dewiek apparently making off with a substantial amount of DTR goods that were also supposed to have been amicably returned.

The Dewiek have for their part denied this, although SSS reporters have spoken to many ex-DTR troops who have confirmed the story. So is this a case of the Dewiek sensing weakness amongst the DTR and making a demand for everything and the kitchen sink with the knowledge that the DTR cannot risk war? Does the new leadership of the DEN have a hidden agenda to bring the Dewiek into the war alongside the Empire? Have the DTR had enough of being pushed around and will they push back? Only time will tell.

*** Confederacy Declares War ***

The CNF have announced an official declaration of war against the Detinus Republic this week. Which comes as something of a surprise given the CNF have been fully engaged in a total war of annihilation against the DTR for some considerable time now.

The ways of politicians are sometimes a mystery to us.

The one question this now throws up is the situation the BHD might now find themselves in, given they are officially allied to the CNF, are they too now at war with the DTR? And has this affected the hitherto nervous peace that has existed between the DTR and BHD?

*** TEK ***

A new affiliation calling themselves the ‘TEK’ has been formed within the Peripheries, announcing their presence with the following message:


The TEK are a fellowship of scholars dedicated to the pursuit of higher learning.

We offer friendship and peaceful relations to all governments, societies, corporations, religious orders, collectives and independent sentients.

Whilst our means for direct interaction are currently limited, we would welcome dialogue with interested parties to aid further understanding.

Additionally, we would gratefully receive any donations that would enable our endeavour: Scientists who are surplus to requirements or exploration craft in particular.

We would also welcome access to interesting phenomena and locations worthy of further academic examination.

If you have any questions I would be happy to address them here publicly or in private.

My most humble best wishes to you all.

*** TCA ***

Multiple disturbing reports are coming into the SSS/IGN newsroom this week regarding multiple sightings of TCA warships moving all through the Peripheries.

We have seen at least 5 confirmed sightings of these leviathan 400 hulled living ships in several systems including the Capellan Periphery, the Dewiek Home Periphery, and the Trans-Spiral Periphery. Which suggests that whatever the TCA are up to, it is apparently pretty wide-spread and encompassing.

We have also had one report of the TCA attempting to engage a position in combat, but we unfortunately have no further details at this time.


For those new to the Peripheries, the TCA stands for Terran Colony Annihilators, the name attached to a race of sentient vessels whom, during their first encounter with humanity, wiped out a Terran Colony, thus coining the term ‘TCA’.

It is not actually known how this ancient alien race refer to themselves, and indeed they remain mysterious, apparently connected in some intimate way to the Architects – that even more ancient and mysterious alien race who appear to have laid the ground work of the Stargate network, not to mention having seeded much of what passes for ‘intelligent’ life around the Peripheries.

Some say the TCA and the ARC are engaged in a millennium-long civil war, each seeking to annihilate the other through their use of strange exotic super-weapons and their proxies amongst the younger races of the Peripheries – the humans, the kastorians, the Dewiek, etc.

Either way, their machinations and purpose is clouded in doubt and uncertainty, but neither ARC nor TCA seem to show the slightest compassion when it comes to wiping out all those who stand in their way.

Suffice as to say, if you spot an ARC or TCA vessel, think carefully before approaching.

*** Scout Destroyed ***

A lone Confederate scout ship has been destroyed by DTR forces in the Aquarius system.

*** New Leadership? ***

There appears to have been a change at the top in the Brotherhood, with Brother Lucien taking over the reigns of this years winner of the Galaxy’s Favourite Monolithic Alien-Hating Religion award.

(Beating out stiff competition from the Ulian Church.)

*** Empire Attacks ***

The Empire has been in action in the Arachnid system this week, launching a series of attacks against small DTR mining facilities.

A small scale ground assault against the DTR base DEN of Fantasy is currently underway, with losses reported on both sides, but the DTR currently maintaining control.

Meanwhile an outpost in Abyss has been captured by the GTT, and an outpost in Arachnid. Both of which are understood to have been small mining operations.

*** DTR Attacks ***

Elements of the DTR Stellar Armada have made a sortie in force against the Confederate base Bedlam Sales in the Arachnid system.

Approximately 75 DTR cruisers entered orbit and opened fire against the facility, quickly silencing the defenders guns before withdrawing.

There were no losses amongst the DTR attackers, while the CNF base took light damage:

CNF Bedlam Sales (4319) - Outpost
Scints: 31.9 Shields: 1221489(34.8)
Targeted by DTR New Fury (1104) - 1725 [3040] Damage
Targeted by DTR Sake (2083) - 1698 [3040] Damage
Targeted by DTR Furymask (5277) - 1597 [3040] Damage
Targeted by DTR picket (5656) - 1614 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Picket (6101) - 1715 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Marie Amihere (7097) - 1724 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Day of Fury (7961) - 1516 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Picket (8697) - 1663 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Picket (9025) - 1670 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Sion (11637) - 1773 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Gitta Saxx (12314) - 1598 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Garfield (12472) - 1803 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Gaffel (13874) - 1690 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Pick Me (14477) - 1409 [2540] Damage
Targeted by DTR Picker B (15568) - 1649 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Agnes Tabea (15778) - 1582 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Picker I (17523) - 1663 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Jenny McCarthy (18802) - 1616 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR picket (20226) - 1674 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Picket (23522) - 1720 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Pick Me (28138) - 1711 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Beetle (29096) - 1614 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Pick y (30220) - 1572 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Picket (34543) - 1691 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Dom (36174) - 1682 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Houdini II (36726) - 1696 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Seafury (37371) - 1671 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Bibi (40734) - 1698 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Pick x (40792) - 1789 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Muehlen (40906) - 1665 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Paeffgen (41920) - 1741 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Fat Bastard (42257) - 1738 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR picket (42469) - 1585 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Gilden (42750) - 1592 [2760] Damage
Targeted by DTR picket (43604) - 1686 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Spacefury (44783) - 1633 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Lani Todd (44991) - 1794 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Picket (47600) - 1563 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Hippo (48337) - 1629 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Pick Me (48359) - 1772 [3040] Damage
Targeted by DTR Picker G (48507) - 1583 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR picket (49940) - 1633 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Furyfist (50108) - 1682 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Pick z (50667) - 1641 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Charis Boyle (51215) - 1733 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Skyfury (52256) - 1672 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Pick Me (52534) - 1617 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Pick Me (52703) - 1747 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Calvin (53004) - 1619 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Picket (53299) - 1713 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Pick j (53309) - 1225 [2270] Damage
Targeted by DTR Jabba (55033) - 1584 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Pick o (56352) - 1475 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Pick q (56907) - 1680 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR picket (58274) - 1508 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Garde (59193) - 1640 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Picker D (63693) - 1594 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Palli (65246) - 1560 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Pick a (66585) - 1653 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR picket (66730) - 1511 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Pick Me (67135) - 1696 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Starfury (68130) - 1703 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Pick w (69243) - 1673 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Pick s (70336) - 1578 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Vodka-Brause (71813) - 1633 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Reissdorf (73049) - 1705 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Green Fury (73939) - 1663 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Picket (75337) - 1665 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Picket (76266) - 1589 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Kirschwasser (77870) - 1548 [2760] Damage
Targeted by DTR Galli (80472) - 1623 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Pick Me (80839) - 1685 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Dalli (81576) - 1700 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Picket (82151) - 1692 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Pick Me (84321) - 1621 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Picker E (84448) - 1631 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Picket (85394) - 1616 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Slug II (91662) - 1767 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Ralli (91781) - 1516 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Zunft (91848) - 1578 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Picket (92069) - 1688 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Lalli (94371) - 1597 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Pick b (95782) - 1608 [2920] Damage
Targeted by DTR Williams (96428) - 1316 [2380] Damage
Targeted by DTR Balli (99070) - 1700 [2920] Damage

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

*** Wanted – Celesium ***

We are the mind of the Hexamon

We send greetings to the many trading collectives and 'individual' traders within the galaxy

The Hexamon are looking to purchase a total of 5,000Mu's of Celesium; We are happy to deal with multiple sellers so even if you can only supply a small portion of this demand we would like to hear from you.

Ideally we would want delivery to our base on Mobile Bay in Yank however as long as it is a system we are allowed to access we can collect the Ore if necessary.

We ask that traders who are interested PM us and confirm the amount they can supply and the price they are wanting for it.

We will initially hold of making any acceptance of trade deals till monday night to give all interested parties a chance to submit their bids.

We offer our thanks in advance to all traders who respond

That is all

***** Confederate News Network Broadcast *****

We have received the following news report from the Confederate Naval Forces:

DTR refuse exchange of prisoners
The Confederate Advocate General Jean Parisot offered the DTR an honorable exchange of Captains and it was refused.
DTR Speaker of the House of Lords Leonore Sylvansight:

"Exchange agreements are unlikely to take place while conflict lasts.

We have a reserve of many, many skilled officers - we suspect that the empire is running short and is struggling to raise the $10k training fee for new naval officers."

Apparently the DTR think that Confederate Forces are so active building their 200 and 300 hull warships that they can't afford to buy Captains.

The Confederate News Network (CNN) has asked the Advocate General for a comment on this.

Advocate General jean Parisot:
"It is typical for the Detinus to think that they are better planners than everyone else. It is part of their character, arrogance and conceit is a trait recurring amongst the Detinus Leaders as is the urge to bully and dictate to the other peoples of the peripheries.
They have used their military might to conquer and spread fear amongst Empire citizens, most recently with their use of anti-matter weapons and through their continued support of the known terrorist called Kanjii.
The CNF ship yards are glowing hot from churning out a great many ships from our huge stockpiles of hulls. However like the Detinus, we have lots of experienced and trained Captains waiting to assume control of one of our fine Capital ships. A shortage of Captains and stellar was not my reason for offering the exchange.
It just seemed the decent thing to do.
It will be interesting to see how the DTR captains will respond when we tell them that the Detinus care so little for them, that the Detinus consider them redundant and easily replaced and therefore see no need to let them go home to their families and friends.
War is cruel that is a fact, but I think it is important that we do not lose our humanity, our dignity or our civility. War is only as cruel as we permit it to be.
The Detinus seems eager to take the war to the next stage.
They have done so in space by their use of antimatter.
CNF forces have been very careful not to engage DTR civilian assets and in fact have not declared formal war against the Detinus. Yet the Detinus reciprocated by assaulting CNF civilian assets in Arachnid this past week, thereby forcing us to respond in kind.
They have refused an honorable exchange of officers, something otherwise common in past human wars.
Their next steps will likely be mass executions of prisoners, the use of AM on planetary targets and other terrorist attacks on the civilian populations of the Empire.
Rest assured though, we will stand guard and do our best to defend our citizens and liberate those who are already suffering under the yoke of the Detinus military junta.
That will be all."

Subspace Static - Star Date 213.7.1  [Recruit]

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

*** Noctollis ***

Travellers to and from the Dewiek Home Periphery have run into a fairly major problem this week as it appears the Noctollis Stargate has been closed.

Whether this is the result of natural processes, or the rumoured interference of the TCA, nobody seems to yet know. However, it now means the primary means of transit into the DHP is now via the Empire-controlled Dyson wormhole.

So quite how the Dewiek will take it that access to their space is now controlled by a bunch of alien-hating Empire humans, remains to be seen. I’m sure it will involve love and kisses. It is valentines week after all.

The Empire for their part have issued the standard warnings that anybody who isn’t cleared for transit should stay well away from their Dyson wormhole.

*** TCA ***

Following up on last weeks rumours of multiple sightings of TCA vessels in several peripheries, our newsroom has received further reports of at least one vessel being destroyed by the TCA. Further, reports have come in of sightings of a TCA vessel at the Twinkle Stargate, where it was reported to be interacting in some way with the Stargate on a sub-space level.

Elsewhere, indications are that the long cold war between the ARC and TCA is indeed turning hot, with rumours of TCA vessels engaging the ARC in battle, although our reporters are yet to get our hands on any first-hand witness reports.

*** Ulian News ***

No news is good news! Traitors!

*** Pirate Large Spanked Again ***

More bad news for pirate large, as hundreds more pirates have died:

From the Office of the GTT CEO:

Pirate Large made a huge mistake this week when he attempted multiple boardings of the GTT Q-Ship: MegaCorporate Pride (39698). It is believed that his entire boarding party of 465 Human Marines, 82 Warbots mk IV and 46 Warbots mk III were slaughtered down to the last man and Bot. The GTT had no loss of life.

The GTT ship had been noticed in the system of Acropolis by the spotter ship: PIR SHIP EYES OF LARGE (69118). The boardings were attempted by: PIR Eagle Tar Rip (98669).

MegaCorporatePride will be returned to base for renaming / reregistering to ready it for future boarding attempts by pirates seeking to live on the wilder side of life. Pirates are requested to exercise some patience while this is accomplished. They will soon get their crack at the Q-Ship when it sorties once again.

James Stryker

*** Large Spotted In Solo ***

Traders and travellers are warned to be on their guard as pirate vessels belonging to Pirate Large have been spotted creeping into the Solo system.

*** New Craze Sweeps Peripheries ***

The popular Detinus Republic tv show ‘Blame Bridge’ has sparked a new craze throughout Republican space, as contestants compete to find the most bizarre and unusual thing they can blame on Admiral Bridge.

We approached Emperor Lysander regarding the true parentage of the heir being carried by his reportedly pregnant wife, but the palace refused to comment.

*** Detinus Republic Objects To Confederate Statement ***

The DTR have requested the following clarification to be printed in response to the Confederate press release:

SSS from 213.06.1
Advocate General jean Parisot:
[ . . . ]
”CNF forces have been very careful not to engage DTR civilian assets and in fact have not declared formal war against the Detinus. Yet the Detinus reciprocated by assaulting CNF civilian assets in Arachnid this past week, thereby forcing us to respond in kind.”

Total nonsense.

The CNF attacked DTR civilian assets prior to this pious proclamation. Below is the first of five consecutive days of attacks by CNF forces on a DTR outpost in Agripeta that is as civilian as you can get. (Happy New Year!) Opera Base was exploiting two severely depleted trade goods deposits and attempting to maintain a market for TRN ships.

And the CNF attacked a few freighters for good measure.

No return fire, and the CNF kept attacking for four more days.


Printed on 2nd January 2013, Star Date 213.1.2

Agripeta (198) - {Beta,7} - orbit of Mei Mei Mei (2752)

-------------------------DTR OUTPOST Opera Base (43859)-------------------------

Shields are down
Scint Coverage: 26.8
None None All CNF(65)
. . .
---------------------------------Battle Summary---------------------------------

DTR Opera Base (43859) - Outpost
Scints: 26.6
Targeted by CNF Mogwai Alpha (97111) - 1850 [3600] Damage
Targeted by CNF Mogwai Chi (20863) - 1975 [3330] Damage
Targeted by CNF Mogwai Delta (26524) - 1398 [3150] Damage
Targeted by CNF Mogwai Epsilon (34793) - 1463 [3600] Damage
Targeted by CNF Mogwai Eta (41459) - 1459 [3240] Damage
Targeted by CNF Mogwai Gamma (45139) - 1422 [3060] Damage
Targeted by CNF Mogwai Iota (45626) - 1338 [3240] Damage
Targeted by CNF Mogwai Kappa (56583) - 1486 [3150] Damage
Targeted by CNF Sancerre Alpha (66113) - 1668 [3330] Damage
Targeted by CNF Sancerre Beta (68447) - 1000 [3240] Damage
Targeted by CNF Sancerre Theta (73104) - 1551 [3420] Damage
Targeted by CNF Mogwai Xi (75298) - 1068 [3150] Damage
Targeted by CNF Mogwai Omicron (80831) - 1582 [3510] Damage
Targeted by CNF Mogwai Beta (87131) - 1688 [3240] Damage
Targeted by CNF Mogwai Mu (98904) - 1227 [3330] Damage
Targeted by CNF Mogwai Lambda (57415) - 1322 [3240] Damage
Targeted by CNF Mogwai Zeta (80371) - 984 [3060] Damage
Targeted by CNF Mogwai Nu (95687) - 1573 [3510] Damage
Targeted by CNF Mogwai Omega (9090) - 1089 [3330] Damage

*** Arachnid ***

The Empire has continued mopping up small DTR outposts in the Arachnid system this week, with reports that two more small mining facilities have fallen to EMP troopers.

Included in this is the DTR outpost Den Of Fantasy, which was an old DNA outpost that was being held in trust for the DNA should they ever reform, at which point it would be returned.

It remains to be seen if the Empire will honour this agreement. Although the reformation of the DNA does not seem likely with Mad Max long since departed from the Peripheries.

*** Take Over ***

Garcia Enterprises have taken over the ARH in what is understood to have been a peaceful buy-out of the company.

*** DEN Scout Destroyed ***

A single DEN scout ship has been destroyed in the Arachnid system by the DTR when it violated a no-fly zone.

The state of play between the DTR and DEN remains…. tense, with rumours suggesting the Dewiek and their new DOM allies might be about to unleash a massive military strike upon the DTR…

… again.

Historians may remember how badly that went for the DEN/DOM last time around when they turned on the DTR while they were still close allies, but this time with the DTR sorely pressed by the Empire, the outcome of the DEN/DOM once again launching a war against them could be different. Only time will tell.

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

*** Flagritz Valentines Message ***

Plenty of love
Tons of kisses
Hope someday
To be your brutal overlord.

*** Yard Sale ***

During the period 213.7.1 to 213.9.3 there will be a sale of surplus items from GCE Anthe on Chickamauga in Yank.

At the end of this period, the market will be removed, so get in there early to avoid disappointment!

*** Ancient And Unknown Alien Valentines Message ***

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Die in screaming terror
The Architects are coming for you.

*** Hive Valentines ***

My love is like a soft soft proboscis
Penetrating your oesophagus.
It blooms in spring,
Grows in summer,
And bursts from your chest,
Like gentle raindrop kisses.

*** Detinus Valentines ***

With a flush upon its petal tips;
For the love that is pure and sweet
Has a kiss of desire on the lips;
And a boot full of anti-matter,
In trust for all your ships.

*** Empire Valentines ***

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And jackboots march forevermore.

*** Booker Steaks ***

The affiliations requirements and production have been re-assessed. With immediate effect there will be 30000 Booker Steaks added to the Riva (1166) market weekly, those not sold will be carried foreward to the following week.

The price remains at 2.5 stellars per MU.

*** Brotherhood Valentines ***

All humans are warned that valentines display disturbing levels of heresy and impurity of thought, report for emergency prayer intervention. All non humans are warned that any form of romantic entanglement is, actually, check that, all non humans are heretics and unbelievers anyway, and must be purified with fire!

***** Personal Statement By DTR Governor Bachman *****

I see the CNF publicity machine the SSS has put more CNF rhetoric out this week !

I'm also intrigued that the CNF are the ones brokering a prisoner exchange and trying to denegrate the DTR who have our hands full fighting off the aggressive intent of 8 other affs. To put our ships in harms way moving prisoners around in current war zones seems very irresponsible and harmful to the prisoners that would be involved, especially our brave DTR troops !

What really annoys me though is that in the first battles within Straddle the CNF played on the DTR's long time allied status with the CNF with the hope of fixing what was broken by the CNF betraying the DTR at the battles of Straddle and Adamski, and asked for one of their captains and crew to be returned to them. What did they offer in return for that. Nothing, nada, zilch, bugger all !!!! At the time they had no DTR prisoners and weren't willing/able to even get any from the IMP/FET/HLQ/GTT from their battles with us. So what did the nasty big bad DTR do ? Yep we did the altruistic thing and handed over Voodoo Sam to the CNF along with his crew in exchange for nothing but goodwill !

I was ordered by my political supervisor to allow a ship to enter Straddle under a ceasefire to extract Sam and his crew and hand them over to my superiors for safe handover to the CNF. I did my duty and Sam returned home.

A completely different image to what the General Advocate would portray of the DTR and would have you believe. This and a host of other good deeds we've done in the past are looked over by the CNF and others and conveniently forgotten to then say "oh the DTR are bad as they don't want to do an exchange!" Where did that goodwill get us ? The CNF turning up to take over a large base and its platform in Arachnid and attacking in other DTR systems !

You didn't want to exchange any DTR prisoners back then, you didn't want to work to get access to any from the EMP back then so don't come crying now General Advocate that your ships have finally started to see action and some of your crew are also captured. You were quite happy for IMP/FET/HLQ crews to languish in jail back then and I guess your recent offer of an exchange is for their officers as well ? Or are you saying that if we give you all CNF prisoners we've retrieved from the recent battles you will return all DTR prisoners you have within the EMP ?

I hope that readers of the SSS and sentients of the peripheries will see the hypocrite that General Advocate Jean Parisot is and what lies he tries to spread. The DTR have ALWAYS treated prisoners of war well and we will not be changing that stance, the same can not be said of Confederate parties ! The DTR have not used AM against populations or worlds and this stance will not be changed. Look to yourselves and allies as to where barbaric acts are perpetrated, we've not meklanised a sentient being, can the Confederates declare the same ?

Long Live the Republic,
Richard Bachman, Governor of DTR Primus Inter Pares

***** Special Report *****

We have received a report from a Starcaptain who wishes to remain anonymous, who bravely closed with a TCA vessel and obtained a detailed scan:

>TU 300: Detailed Scan {57526}
TCA SHIP PLAYFUL EXECUTION (57526) - {400 Heavy Hulls}
Tca Adult Class Capital Ship {Advanced Heavy Armour}
Aff: TCA
LifeForms: 1
Class: Tca Adult
Hulls: 400 Heavy Organic Hull mkIIs (89)
Armour: 503 Armour Plate mkIVs (453)
Hull Damage: None
Max Boarders: 2512

1 Battle Bridge (101)
8 Bunks (98)
64 Gatling Laser mkIV (218)
16 Jammers (112)
2 Jump Drive (175)
32 Scintillator mkIV (128)
16 Sensor mkIV (106)
32 Shield Generators mkIV (122)
64 Shields mkIV (118)
32 Targeting Computer mkIV (110)
40 TCA ISR Drives (120040)
8 TCA Plasma (120041)
32 Thrust Engine mkIV (163)
16 Tractor Beam mkIV (343)

The captain is quoted as having responded to this encounter with, ‘AAAAAAAAAAAIIIEEEEEE! RUN!’ Before successfully fleeing the location.

***** Special Report – Blast From The Past *****

The Editor had this cross his desk this week, so for the benefit of starcaptains who might be new to the Peripheries, some history from several years ago:

Special Action/Dual Between DEN Silvermane and HLQ Baron LiQuan/210.33
The Dewiek towers of the human though strangely the Baron looks calm
as they enter the clearing.
Before even eyes have blinked it is over. A lunge from Silvermane
carries him the length of the clearing. How the baron managed to move
away so fast and avoid death is unknown.
Blood dripping from the claws of Silvermane reveal that the Baron
despite his superhuman speed wasn't fast enough.
A taunt from Silvermane and a taste of blood seems to make the huge
dewiek recoil and it is at this instance that the Baron retaliates.
His fist sinks into the chest of Silvermane and the sound of crunching
bones are heard by all.
It is over - less than two seconds - and the baron walks away from the
dead dewiek, without so much as a scratch.

DEN result (from same fight):
Special Action/Dual Between DEN Silvermane and HLQ Baron LiQuan/210.33
After a night of fasting - always good to enter combat lean and hungry,
Silvermane steps into the newly cleared arena.
A change in the wind brings the smell of the human to Silvermane's nostrils.
The Baron has recently eaten that much is clear, but something else,
something that tugs at the back of his mind, something primeval and wrong.
The Baron is looking cocky - well he will soon have a smile, from ear to
ear. Silvermane can almost taste the Baron's blood.
But no fear - either he is stupid...
Stripped to the waist, the baron steps up - he is looking a lot leaner than
his recent holo-images.
Wasting no time Silvermane leaps for the disabling gouge for the eyes The
Judges are still looking where he was when he makes contact with the Baron,
but the Baron has slipped sideways and it is a glancing blow.
Blood is on Silvermane's claws as they circle and no longer looking quite
so sure. Silvermane raises the bloody claw to his tongue to taste and mock.
The taste screams wrongness and he can almost hear the howl of his
ancestors warning of ancient enemies. His focus returns too late as his
ribcage collapses inwards.
As he sinks to the ground already dead, his last telepathic scream to his
crew - Beware, Meklan!

***** Confederate Press Release ******

The Detinus Republic admit Imperial Ownership of Straddle

The star system known as Straddle was until some years ago an Imperial system until a force of DTR ships and ground forces conquered the system. Under the terms of the common wealth treaty the system was to revert back to Imperial control.

From the treaty:
2. The DTR will transfer the Straddle (177) system claim to an Imperial nominated Star base. This transfer also includes the planet Boomerang.

In a recent public debate Justice Lorna Archer, DTR Magistrate, answered: "we claimed Straddle ON BEHALF of IMP as part of this agreement."

The conclusion must therefore be that the Detinus Republic accepts the Imperial claim but refuses to turn over direct control of it to Imperial forces.

Advocate-General Jean Parisot's questioned the Magistrates reasoning: " . . . in the treaty you accepted they really belonged to the IMP, otherwise why would you accept the terms of the treaty?"

To which Justice Lorna Archer answered: "They were terms for peace."

The Detinus Republic was recently offered peace where the conditions included the return of the Straddle system to the Imperial forces. The belligerent mood of the Detinus Magistrates does not leave much hope for a peaceful solution any time soon.

The Detinus Republic wants talks with The Emperor . . . oh the hypocrisy.

Detinus officials have recently stated their wish to negotiate with the head of the Empire directly.
DTR Speaker of the House of Lords Leonore Sylvansight: "So if there are negotiations to be made, I wish them to be conducted directly and between Heads of State."

However, Detinus military forces have on numerous occasions attacked and destroyed CNF diplomatic envoys attempting to make peaceful contact with the Civilian Government of Tate, this in a system not even claimed by the DTR.

Apparently peaceful diplomatic contacts can only be made if it is the DTR who requests it.

Subspace Static - Star Date 213.8.1  [Recruit]

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

*** Bloodbath In Venice ***

Empire forces have this week inflicted a terrible defeat upon the Detinus Republic merchant navy, as a large combined EMP fleet intercepted over 100 DTR freighters in the core Detinus system of Venice.

With a very significant proportion of their combined fleet, the Empire warships engaged the fleeing freighters and it is understood the engagement rapidly turned into a turkey shoot with almost the entire DTR fleet being wiped out.

A response from the DTR Stellar Armada the following day failed to bring the EMP to battle, as a few brief exchanges of fire lit up the expanding debris fields from the massacred freighters.

House Stork shamans, speaking from Falencia, have observed as to the perils of naming something the ‘Fleet Of Doom’, lest doom indeed overtakes them.

Meanwhile, SSS reporters have learnt that the fleet was under the control of Speaker Of The House Sylvansight herself, who has as of this time not made any public statement. We do however understand that the flags representing the myriad races who form the Republic at the Detinus Senate building have been flying at half-mast today.

*** Pirate Large Spanked Again ***

Following last weeks warning regarding the sighting of a Pirate Large vessel entering the Solo system, it seems as if a Dewiek strike-fleet has successfully brought the pirate ship Royal Guard to battle and destroyed it.

In typical Dewiek fashion, there are not understood to be any survivors.

*** Mysterious Note ***

An anonymous note has been left in the SSS offices with no clue who left it - it looks like a page crudely torn from a notebook or diary, filled edge to edge with tiny handwriting in dark red ink. Well, it looks like ink...

imagine a vase imagine a fine china vase imagine imagine a star system a star system is a fine china vase the universe is a vase imagine gently holding gently holding blind imagine a man blind and deaf holding a vase tap him on the shoulder don't tap him on the shoulder what if he drops it what if he drops it what if it drops him what if he is it what if i am the vase what if i am it the it what if it dreams me what if it saw gently holding it DONT DROP IT DONT drop it no no fools fools claudia said they should never have listened claudia was a fool boltzmann was a fool he never understood didnt couldnt wouldnt understand how could he know how could we know we should have known what if he notices it awakes what if it sees us the star the system the universe all unravelling silver threads like a piano they said like a piano if only they knew they never understood oblivious to the danger they tooled the tech what did they do resonance it resonates it all resonates the vase if only it knew if it knew we were here if it knew it would be the end it must die but did it ever live was it ever not how supernova supernova would all be fine they said from their safe base far away what would they know what does far away mean it all RESONATES it observes it observes and makes it so but what if it observes us what if what if it quantifies the potential collapse the wave function miaow quantifies tells the vase what to believe tellls the vase what to be super dense material they said older than the universe they said older older they never understood has no meaning it must be stopped it must be stopped dont drop the vase must NOT MUST not if it sees if it sees if it sees what then stopped within the planck length must never see must never see must never see

*** Ulian’s In Action ***

The Ulian security forces have been lax in their security protocols again this week, as SSS reporters have been able to observe first hand the battle for the Krell base Carthage in the Storm system.

A force of always enthusiastic Krell mercenaries working for the Ulian’s cheerfully stormed the Carthage defenders, only they ran into stiffer than expected defensive fire and were cut down in droves.

Or ‘Went Down Krell Style’ as it is sometimes referred to.

Ulian officers are understood to have been somewhat disappointed by the performance of their native army, and promptly set about looking for some innocent civilians to step on.

*** DTR Press Release ***

Advocate General Parisot,

I see from the recent SSS article the notion of treaties and binding claims of signed documents is not understood by you and so our earlier conversation on the subject of Straddle has been completely misrepresented with you making the false conclusion;

”The conclusion must therefore be that the Detinus Republic accepts the Imperial claim but refuses to turn over direct control of it to Imperial forces.”

I will try to explain once more and only once more as if you make false conclusions again I can't continue to correct you, that will be your failing not mine.

Straddle was and is under the protectorate of the DTR. The DTR have invested lots of time and infrastructure helping the inhabitants of Boomerang in Straddle and protecting them from fires that used to ravage them on regular occasions. This hard work was even recognised in the Commonwealth Treaty as until the IMP built a claiming base or nominated another base to do that everyone recognised that Boomerang is a DTR enclave regardless of any system claim. As I stated previously as part of the treaty the DTR were bound to terms to claim on behalf of the IMP, that we did.

The Empire then felt the need to tear up the treaty, claim systems in the IE away from the Commonwealth and attack DTR positions in Straddle and Adamski with the ultimate goal of taking complete control of the systems, removing DTR positions, to claim for IMP and to subjugate the people's within those systems. By tearing up the treaty those terms binding the DTR to claim Straddle for IMP are no longer in force and so the claim can revert back to where we were before the peace treaty, I.e Straddle is a DTR claimed system, pure and simple.

The Empire don't have altruistic intents for the inhabitants of these systems and just want to control resources and people by force. What have they done for the people of Boomerang? Nothing to help their health, education or security. Recently they have been setting fires to try to start the very disasters that the DTR have worked to avoid ! In Adamski whereas the DTR were living in harmony with the Aquaphid government and local people the GTT came in and invaded the government buildings forcing the aquaphids to flee the surface of the planet !

So not only has the Empire tearing up the Commonwealth ended peace for humans it is having real impacts on others that are within the systems that the Empire is trying to takeover by force. Within the peace treaty all they needed to do was build a base, add a claim and live peacefully alongside everyone else that was there including the DTR, other affs and the native inhabitants of the relevant systems.

Justice Lorna Archer

*** Fetlock ***

A single DTR freighter (perhaps the only one they had left?) has been boarded and captured by the GTT in the Fetlock system.

*** GTT Press Release ***

Press release from the office of the CEO:

The GTT is pleased and proud to announce that Heart Of Darkness rises from GTT Starbase HQ on monday and enters into orbit. Heart of Darkness is our first 300 HH warship and will make its maiden run to Angara for finishing off. This magnificent warship constructed out of mark IV Hulls and Armour ushers in a new age for the GTT. She demonstrates our commitment to remain at the forefront of technological innovation.

Heart of Darkness will be soon followed by sister ships.

Our allies are invited to share the pride in our achievement. Our enemies should be afraid; very, very afraid.

James Stryker

*** Peace? ***

Surprising news has reached our news-room this week as we understand high level talks have occurred between the DTR and the IMP regarding bringing the war to an end and signing a peace treaty.

A rumour that was apparently confirmed by the following Confederate press release:

***Confederate News Network***
The DTR refuse peace.
The Empire has offered the Detinus Republic peace with the only stipulation being that the systems previously conquered by DTR be returned to the Empire fold. The expansionist Detinus Republic has refused the offer thereby continuing their aggressive war of consolidation. Leaders of the peace loving Empire wow to continue to destroy DTR fleets attacking Empire assets throughout the peripheries.
The CNN has asked Advocate General Jean Parisot to comment on this recent development: "It just goes to show that the DTR have no real interest in a peaceful solution to the war. For all their talk about peace they have no real intention of sitting down and negotiate in good faith. I blame Bridge."
In other news, there is a report of an Empire fleet ambushing a DTR fleet of military transport destroying over 100 ships with the loss of none. You have to look far into the history of the peripheries to find an equally successful raid into enemy territory. Congratulations to the Empire crews for a job well done.

Our reporters have however learnt that the terms of the peace demanded by the Empire were significantly more than the return of systems previously conquered by the DTR being returned to the Empire fold, and included an almost complete capitulation of the Detinus Republic and the surrender of major starbases and the entire Arachnid system, with the EMP refusing point blank to return the Faery system, or indeed to give up anything.

It is understood the DTR found these terms impossible, and there was no room for negotiation. So it was not so much a case of the DTR ‘refusing peace’, more of the DTR refusing to perform a complete abject surrender to the conquering Empire juggernaut.

***** Special Report – Do Humans Ever Shut Up? *****

The TEK have been kind enough to conduct an investigation into the thorny problem facing the Peripheries today – Do Humans ever shut up?

I will treat this as a philosophical question and consider the following:

a) There are billions of humans on dozens of worlds.
b) Humans have had access to global media for at least 300-400 years.
c) Humans have had Jump / ISR travel for at least 180-200 years.
d) Nexus is a communication medium that utilises the same sub-space broadband information relays as Jump / ISR travel.
e) There are about a dozen active voices on the Nexus at any one point that can be identified reliably as human.

Therefore, in conclusion most humans are very quiet.

Now, if I may wonder aloud, with perhaps a hopeful idea you may answer, what is (to borrow a colloquial Terran phrase) "your beef" with humanity?

I have found in my experience humans are the most diverse and interesting species. The fact they try to justify their conflicts in terms of morality, history and culture shows an amazing capability for self-deception or the belief in the utter stupidity of every sentient who has mastered the technology to hear their voices.

Either case is worthy of celebration. And further study.

***** Special Report – The Commonwealth Peace Accords *****

As we sometimes face questions from captains new to the Peripheries about the circumstances of the end of the last great DTR/CNF/CIA/BHD vs IMP/FET/GTT war, and the forming of the Commonwealth, we have accessed historical documents in order to bring you the full signed text of the Commonwealth Peace treaty:

Peace Accord

On the 10th November 2007 the following parties came together to discuss a solution to the current conflicts and a way forward to ensure there is a lasting peace for all humans in the Inner empire and other peripheries.

Geoff, Richard C and Willie – IMP PD, VPD and Research Minister
Ted – FET PD
Dave – HLQ PD
Ewan – CNF PD
Chris – BHD PD
Luke – CIA Operations Director
Nik and Thomas – DTR PD and VPD

Affiliations Bound to the Peace Accord

The following affiliations are bound to this peace accord:

The Detinus Republic (DTR)
Brotherhood (BHD)
The Confederate Forces (CNF)
Confederate Intelligence Agency (CIA)
House LiQuan (HLQ)
House Schwartz (HSZ)
House Vehrenberg (HVB)
Imperial Services (IMP)
Galactic Trade & Transport (GTT)
Frontier Exploration & Trade (FET)

This peace accord is divided into 3 phases which build on the previous phase as trust between parties grows.

Phase 1: Official Ceasefire
Within 1 week of all affiliations ratifying this peace accord, a joint public announcement is made announcing the official ceasefire between the aforementioned parties.

This official ceasefire will last a period of 3 months from ratification allowing all sides to gather the documents and information required for the next phase of the peace accord.

During this period, active enemy lists against signatory affiliations will be cleared from all positions with the possible exception of those positions which reside in declared restricted areas and restricted knowledge systems.

A final version (or late draft if necessary) of the Laws governing the former Stellar Empire systems (Inner Empire and Inner Confederacy) will have been agreed upon by all signatory parties.

In order to gain trust between signatory parties, all assaults will be immediately stopped.

1 week before the end of the official ceasefire, all signatory parties will forward the following documentation to all other signatory parties:
1. A list of all systems which are claimed on their behalf which will be a part of this peace accord. Note that all systems which formed part of the former Stellar Empire (Inner Empire or the Inner Confederacy) are automatically included in this treaty.
2. A list of restricted areas in the aforementioned systems. Restricted areas cannot be for any area which are considered a choke point to access other systems or areas. Likewise restrictions are exceptions to the norm and not widespread or wholesale lists of planets/areas in a particular system.
3. Position numbers of Starbases or Outposts that reside illegally. Such outposts/Starbases are considered temporarily registered with the understanding that the majority will be granted permanent registration and allowed to continue exploitation of ores and/or goods in accordance with the system law. If specific outposts cause serious problems with the legal system owners then negotiations to solve such an issue will be undertaken.
4. Starbases and hidden outposts built within the former Stellar Empire have their position number, planet and system declared. Hidden outposts only need to have the system and position number declared.
5. The position numbers and associated ore/resource IDs of all DTR, BHD, CNF, CIA, HLQ, HSZ and HVB Starbases or outposts in Adamski (150) are declared. This is to facilitate the transfer of the system claim during phase 2 of this agreement. All outposts and Starbases are immediately considered legally registered under IMP Law after the system claim transfer and that resource exploitation is approved.
6. The position numbers and associated ore/resource IDs of all DTR, BHD, CNF, CIA, HLQ, HSZ and HVB Starbases or outposts in Straddle (177) are declared. This is to facilitate the transfer of the system claim during phase 2 of this agreement. All outposts and Starbases are immediately considered legally registered under IMP Law after the system claim transfer and that resource exploitation is approved.
7. The position numbers and associated ore/resource IDs of all DTR, BHD, CNF, CIA, HLQ, HSZ and HVB Starbases or outposts in Stockton (140) are declared. This is to facilitate the transfer of the system claim during phase 2 of this agreement. All outposts and Starbases are immediately considered legally registered under IMP Law after the system claim transfer and that resource exploitation is approved.
8. The position numbers and associated ore/resource IDs of all IMP, GTT and FET Starbases or outposts in Eden (127) are declared. All outposts and Starbases are considered legally registered under the future system owner’s Law (see last paragraph of the Peace Accord Trust period) and the exclusive exploitation of associated ore/resource IDs is granted unless the ore/resource ID has been registered for another Starbase or Outpost already.
9. The position numbers and associated ore/resource IDs of all IMP, GTT and FET Starbases or outposts in Monk (3) are declared. All outposts and Starbases are considered legally registered under the future system owner’s Law (see last paragraph of the Peace Accord Trust period) and the exclusive exploitation of associated ore/resource IDs is granted unless the ore/resource ID has been registered for another Starbase or Outpost already.
10. Operatives and/or agents can be declared.
11. All signatories will present this agreement to the civilian government of all planets in the former Stellar Empire (Inner Empire or the Inner Confederacy) where they have Starbases with merchandising complexes and ask for the civilian government support of this treaty to the extend that the civilian government will sanction any signatory breaking this treaty with a full trade embargo. All signatories also need to do the same for any new Starbases with merchandising complexes constructed in the future in the former Stellar Empire (Inner Empire or the Inner Confederacy). A transcript of each instance needs to be sent to the Triumvirate Council within 4 weeks of the Starbase construction.

Phase 2: Peace Accord Trust Period
This period lasts a period of one year, but can be shortened all signatory parties agree to the new period.

The former Stellar Empire systems shall be known as the Commonwealth and shall have a non executive head of state and a council of government which acts in it’s name. Excepting that the Detinus and Wolf systems shall be under direct DTR control

The Confederacy and Imperial factions will recognise Emperor Lysander as head of state and all other signatory parties will acknowledge this. The Detinus Republic will recognise The Speaker of the House of Lords as head of state and all other signatory parties will acknowledge this.

The Triumvirate Council of government shall be comprised of the PD of the CNF, PD of the DTR and PD of the IMP. These will represent their factions views and the stance/vote/opinion of the PD can be derived by whatever is appropriate for that faction, for example it may be a vote by the senate of the DTR for the DTR PD or the Confederacy Triumvirates majority view for the CNF PD etc..

The council will vote on any issues that require a decision within the Commonwealth. This might be resolution of a dispute, a planning application for a Starbase or exploration permit and so forth.

All decisions by the Triumvirate Council are required to be unanimous in order to be passed.

All systems mentioned in the documents filed during the Official Ceasefire become part of this Peace Accord. This means that all signatory affiliations must abide by the laws which govern the system, be they Confederate, Detinus or Imperial. Once a system is named and included in the agreement it cannot be withdrawn.

Any new system discovered in the former Stellar Empire is automatically included in this agreement. Knowledge of such a system, including transfer of information to allow access to such a system, has to be declared to all parties in the Triumvirate within 4 weeks of discovery.

Any systems which are not named in this agreement but which are claimed on behalf of one of the signatories can be added to this agreement at any time. To do so, an application is made to the Triumvirate Council which if agreed upon and after a period of 2 weeks to allow any hostilities to stop, comes into force. At this point in time the system is part of this agreement and the rules and conditions of this agreement come into force (such as transferring system knowledge if applicable).

The Imperials grant the DTR and Confederacy access into and out of Eden via the Solo-Eden Stargate

All signatories shall permit access to their declared systems by all other signatories for the purposes of Transit and Trade, excepting access to declared restricted area.

The Imperials agree to only defend Dewiek Elder Nations (DEN) assets within DEN claimed territory and further agree to not defend anyone except the DTR in orbit and the orbital quad of Erodium in Noctolis (61) as well as the orbit and the orbital quad of Axis Nadir in Acrux (119).

Within 1 week of the peace accord trust period starting, the following points will be fulfilled:
1. System knowledge of former Stellar Empire systems unknown to other signatory affiliations will be transferred as affiliation knowledge. This knowledge is transferred on the understanding that it can be withdrawn at a later date if this peace accord collapses.
2. All political goods, such as Detinus Media, will be legalised in each others territories. Any goods which have previously be banned will have an announcement that such good has been legalised for sale, consumption, transportation etc.

Between 2 and 3 months of the peace accord trust period starting (or such other period as might be mutually agreed between the signatories), the following will points will be fulfilled:
1. The DTR will transfer Outcasts (1821) back to the GTT. The Starbase can either be transferred as the complexes currently stand at some agreed compensation for the newly built complexes or the Starbase is transferred in the same state after the DTR captured it. The inventory report will be comparable to the Starbase after capture unless otherwise agreed.
2. The DTR will transfer all Straddle (177) captured assets that still exist back to original owner
3. The IMP will transfer all Monk (3) captured assets back to original owner
4. The CNF will claim the Trinity (122) system on behalf of the Commonwealth.

Between 5 and 6 months of the peace accord trust period starting (or such other period as might be mutually agreed between the signatories), the following will points will be fulfilled:
1. The DTR will claim Adamski (150) on behalf of the IMP - the DTR will be granted permission for exploration, to build outposts and/or Starbases and exploit ore/resource IDs in that system in accordance with the new system laws.
2. The DTR will claim Straddle (177) on behalf of the IMP - the DTR will be granted permission for exploration, to build outposts and/or Starbases and exploit ore/resource IDs in that system in accordance with the new system laws.
3. The DTR will claim Stockton(140) on behalf of the IMP - the DTR will be granted permission for exploration, to build outposts and/or Starbases and exploit ore/resource IDs in that system in accordance with the new system laws.
4. The IMP will claim Eden (127) on behalf of the BHD - the IMP will be granted permission for exploration, to build outposts and/or Starbases and exploit ore/resource IDs in that system in accordance with the new system laws.
5. The IMP will claim Monk (3) on behalf of the CNF.
6. The change of a system claim explicitly means that the laws of that system have changed and that the system message in that system will be modified. The exception to this is the Planet Boomerang in Straddle which will remain an enclave under DTR laws until part 3 of the peace accords.

Phase 3: Peace Accord

After a period of one year, or such other period as might be mutually agreed between the signatories, it is assumed that trust between both sides has grown to such an extent that conflict will not arise in the future. As such information transfers and system claims are finalised and the human populations across the Peripheries can look forward to a peaceful future across mankind.

As such, within 1 week of the Peace Accord beginning, the following points will be fulfilled:
1. The DTR will transfer the Adamski (150) system claim to an Imperial nominated Starbase.
2. The DTR will transfer the Straddle (177) system claim to an Imperial nominated Starbase. This transfer also includes the planet Boomerang.
3. The DTR will transfer the Stockton (140) system claim to an Imperial nominated Starbase.
4. The IMP will transfer the Eden (122) system claim to a Confederate nominated Starbase.
5. The IMP will transfer the Monk (3) system claim to a Confederate nominated Starbase.
6. System knowledge previously transferred as affiliation knowledge is transferred as political knowledge.
7. Starbases and outposts which have not already been declared in another’s territory can be declared. Such a declaration can happen any time after the peace accord trust period begins and includes the following information: Starbase/outpost name, position number, location (both planet name and location on planet) and system. If the Starbase/outpost is a hidden installation or is in a hidden location, the outpost information is transferred as political knowledge within 4 weeks of declaration. Ore IDs and resource IDs which are being exploited are also declared. Whilst the Starbase/outpost is legalised on declaration, the exploitation of any ore/resource needs to be approved via the standard approval method.

Signed on Stardate 208.9.2 (February 27th, 2007):

- Admiral Lord Simms, Imperial Viceroy, on behalf of the Imperial Services (IMP)

- Lord Angus Sivar, Speaker of the House of Lords, on behalf of the the Detinus Republic (DTR)

- Zuvoro Norozov, FET CEO, on behalf of the Frontier Exploration & Trade (FET)

- Roland, Corporation CEO, on behalf of the Galactic Trade & Transport (GTT)

- Samuel Toridan, Director of Confederate Intelligence, on behalf of the Confederate Intelligence Agency (CIA)

- Thomas S Jackson, Supreme Commander, on behalf of the the Confederate Forces (CNF)

- Naz Kodrix, BHD Pontiff, on behalf of the Brotherhood (BHD)

- Baron LiQuan on behalf of the House LiQuan (HLQ), the House Schwartz (HSZ) and the House Drake (HDK?)

Outstanding Signatures:

- Baron Vehrenberg on behalf of the House Vehrenberg (HVB)

Subspace Static - Star Date 213.9.1  [Recruit]

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

*** Ulian News ***

Spurred on by unflattering reports in the news media last week, the Ulian nation have redoubled their efforts against the Krell base Carthage in Storm.

After a couple of drops of 1000-odd troops, and 800-odd light tanks, the battle began to look more favourable. The Ulians have extended their brutal alien thanks to the salesmen of GCE Anthe, for making this assault possible. In consequence, the award of the Ulian star cluster (third class) has been awarded to the being known as Jeremiah Phillips.

The arrival of additional troops via drop pod secured for the Ulians a victory, and the Ulian Expeditionary Force is now in charge of the facility.

A facility that has been described by some eye-witnesses as a festering cesspool of filth, craters, rotting bodies, and out of control cannibal gangs.

… much like the rest of the planet Storm then.

*** DEN News ***

The Dewiek appear to have taken another step towards war with the Detinus Republic this week, as the DTR demands to have their tens of thousands of stolen troops returned to them have fallen on deaf ears, with the Dewiek leadership apparently supporting the packs call to arms against the DTR.

With the Detinus Republic already heavily engaged against most of the affiliations in known space, could this entry of the DEN into the war alongside the Empire be the straw that finally causes the DTR to collapse entirely?

*** Flagritz News ***

The Empire of the Race has started to withdraw from the KAS system of Yank. This is after the KAS did not turn over bases, outposts and personal of the OPS to the Empire when they were ordered to.

A small force of ships this week raided the Human system Avalon that remains under FEL control. 1 outpost damaged, 1 destroyed and 1 ship also destroyed all Ships of the Empire of the Race are unharmed.

The EX Human Empire Pirate called Large carries on his front for the Human Empire attacking ships of the Empire of the Race. It is known that the Human Empire was happy to fund him (even giving him access to the Human Empire war machine) while he did the Human Empires dirty work until forced to fall on his sword when another Human Faction learned the truth. This does seem to the Empire of the Race one of the reasons the Human Empire restarted there Civil war.
After failing to take the larger ships of the Empire he changed tactic to go after the little ships. This has worked in the last week or so with two ships being taken by the EX Human Empire pirate. The Empire of the Race has given orders that all small ships return to the Solo system for refit.

*** Piracy ***

On 8.2, 2 Pirate vessels tested the defences of some GCE outposts in the Deva system.

Minor damage was inflicted on the outposts, with no loss of life.

The paintwork on one of the pirate vessels was singed by a missile explosion as the pirates left the scene on the following day.

PIR Cougar (17085) - Skull Class Gun Boat {Medium Ablative Armour} Armour: 80.6
PIR Fengal (13133) - Skull Class Gun Boat {Medium Ablative Armour} Armour: 80.6

*** Ulian News ***

An Ulian Light hauler class vessel, the 'Mokuai', was boarded after landing at RVN Port Nausica, in an ill-advised attempt to trade with civilians after totally ignoring the injunction 'Do not dock without authorization'. And the Ulian barge class 'Kranuin' was seized by Pirate vessel 'Errata Gel Pi' after loitering in sector Alpha 10, in the Zewt system, Halo, after an Ulian vessel was lost in the same circumstances very few weeks ago. Both these actions seem to confirm widespread perception of the Krell being the dumbest spacefaring species by a significant margin.

*** Complaints Tribunal ***

The offices of the SSS have received a complaint from the Ulian Stellar Nation regarding our portrayal of the glorious Ulian military forces, this complaint appears to come etched on the side of a hand grenade thrown at our head offices in Yank.

The hand grenade failed to go off, as it was apparently of Krell manufacture. One of our interns did get a nasty splinter off it though.

Apparently the Krell are now trying to make explosives out of trees.

We would like to state for the record however that we recognise the Ulian assertion that Ulian forces are 100% racially pure, on pain of death. And that the Ulians are somewhat less than satisfied themselves with the performance in combat of their Krell mercenaries, although they are fascinated by reports that many of the Krell have started to sport cyborg implants in recent years.

Although we half suspect that a krell cyborg implant is nothing more complicated than a knife being strapped to the bloody stump of an arm or a leg.

We look forward to dispatching our latest group of interns to Ulian space to bring further reports from this fascinatingly psychotic race.

*** Johnny Alpha ***

According to the DTR justice department, the mercenary known as Johnny Alpha may be up for parole soon.

*** Plague? ***

There are worrying reports starting to drift around the news-nets of increasing numbers of patients coming down with the Falconian plague – a particularly virulent disease capable of jumping the species gap, making a decided danger to all sentients.

*** TCA Mystery Solved ***

The recent transmission of a scan of a TCA vessel carried by the SSS sparked much interest as people speculated as to why a living sentient ship needed bunk space.

The answer has been provided, and it turns out that TCA vessels can sometimes carry a complement of Meklan, that require passage space. So while the space may be labelled as ‘bunks’, the reality of such spaces is no doubt very different.

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

*** Trade Opportunity ***

Traders are notified to keep an eye on the HLQ markets in Yank, as a number of goods may soon become available.

*** Financial Woes ***

There are reports that traders are being turned away from Dewiek Starbase markets as they have no stellars with which to make purchases.

*** GCE Travel Advisory ***

TRN ships are welcome to dock at GCE Aquarium on Shiva in the Deva system to talk to Civilian Traders and use our other facilities without any restriction.

MRC, FRE, IND & PRV should not dock without prior arrangement as they will be boarded. Requests for docking permits should be made to this office.

Other affiliations will not be boarded automatically on docking. However, as a matter of courtesy I would like to receive advance notice of any visit, not least to ensure that I have sufficient patches in stock!

PIR ships will be fired upon by the platform and defence force. If we see them.

*** Famous Alcoholics Spread Misery And Violence ***

Kourdda Gentlebeings of the Peripheries!

The Mohache are proud to announce that after a very good harvest this last year, we are able to sell off excess stock of two of our staple trade goods from our capital starbase, Tranquility Gate (19715):

500,000 MU of Harmony Hooch (30998) at $3/mu
250,000 MU of Peace Whisky (31068) at $6/mu

These items are sold at a very reasonable 10x value at source modifier, which will make them suitable for sale at virtually any starbase outside of the Outer Capellan periphery - and some within!

Listed from tomorrow.

Good harvests to you all,

Subspace Static - Star Date 213.10.1  [Recruit]

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

*** News Flash: Assassination? ***

Reports are reaching our news-room that the Dewiek have assassinated a high-ranking Detinus Republic official. More news as we receive it.

*** Aquarius ***

The Empire war machine has continued marching on this week, with their massive ground force of around a quarter million troops rolling into the DTR held system of Aquarius.

After a very short battle, the small DTR outpost that claimed the system fell to the EMP troopers, and with it the system claim.

The DTR now appear to be in full retreat.

*** DEN Attack ***

The Dewiek have launched an attack against the DTR Starbase Trinidad, formally opening hostilities, with a scout ship being destroyed whilst a DEN ground party attempted to capture an empty DTR platform.

It is understood both the scout ship and the ground party were destroyed, although we have heard reports that the ground party contained a large number of the ex-DTR troops who had been kidnapped by the Dewiek. There are unconfirmed reports that thousands of them were handcuffed and marched in front of the DTR’s guns in order to execute them.

With this and the assassination, it seems the DEN war against the DTR has already turned very ugly indeed.

*** TCA Watch ***

Fevered sightings of TCA vessels continue to flood into the IGN newsroom, with this confirmed sighting:

The Wimble homeworld of Khoros major was scouted this week by an adult size living spaceship of the T'Cath destroyers. The ship TCA SHIP CONFOUNDED AND CULPABLE (21691) - {400 Heavy Hulls} did not linger or visit other planets in the system. Wimble forces were alerted to the threat by the local DEN Starbase Governor.

The arrival and swift departure of the sentient organic ship in orbit of the world is considered a possible threat. As such the governor of the starbase informs the civilian population and assess their readiness against any form of attack in the near future.
Should there be a sudden meklan invasion, the wimbles are about as prepared as they are ever going to be (not at all).

*** Ulian News ***

Everybodies second favourite genocidal alien overlords have faced an embaressing set-back this week on the Krell homeworld of Inversion. A recently captured pile of rubble was retaken by the Krell troops who had just been ejected, who returned the following day and overwhelmed the Ulian forces, retaking the rubble which was now reclassified as a smoking crater.

Fresh Ulian troops are understood to be en-route to re-re-capture the smoking crater, and hopefully transform it into latrine.

Meanwhile a larger Ulian expeditionary force is currently engaged in a fierce ground battle over control of the Krell outpost Londonette - understood to be an orbital defence fire base.

The Krell continue to resist.

*** Ulian News ***

Brave SSS journalists have been dispatched to the Ulian embassy to ask some probing question regarding the Ulian’s current aggression towards the Krell. What we learnt appears to confirm that the Ulian’s themselves are distantly related to the Krell, despite superficial details largely to do with the Krell having evolved on a high-G world, and the Ulians evolving on a planet with more Earth-standard gravity conditions.

Despite this, there are understood to be several genetic similarities.

Unfortunately the Ulian ambassador took exception to our journalists line of questioning regarding Ulian genetics, and we are now looking to recruit some new interns.

We did however receive one transmission from somewhere inside Ulian space:

>TU 298: Special Action {...} {...}
The ships Med Bay will be utilized to conduct a physiological and genetic
analysis of the Inversion Krell prisoners (Capured from a KRL-flagged
outpost), and compared with Ulian Krell (reference samples provided by
volunteers amongst the small marine detachment).

The intention is to determine whether the two are in fact the same species,
or derived from the same progenetor, or in fact totally different
life-forms originating from completely different earlier life, and an
example of convergient evolution.

In either case, any notable differences between the two forms will be
determined and noted - it is assumed that the Inversion Krell will be
stronger and more squat, being adapted to a 5g rather than 1.1g homeworld.
Are there any differences in intelligence, toughness or other
Investigation/Physical Similarities between Inversion and Ulian Krell
The two species share similar characteristics both in appearance and some
common cultural attitudes though it is at point that the commonality ends.
They have very different biologies, are physically incompatible and stem
from two unique evolutionary paths appropriate to their respective worlds.
To aliens such as humans or falconians though one could pass for the other
at a quick glance. This explains why the Ulians are called krell.

*** DTR Raiders ***

We have received the following report from Empire news agencies regarding a recent attack by Detinus Republic raiding squadrons in the Hirathamo system:

DTR Hunt Quarry

Development of newly discovered system Hirathamo took a step backwards this week thanks to the suspected antics of Rylands Raiders. Four dozen DTR Heavy Cruisers made the orbit of Anast and proceeded to fire upon GTT facilities on the surface of this peaceful developing world.

Sadly for the workers of Anast Rock and Gravel (43996) their day was not to end well. On the receiving end of merciless rail gun fire from a large proportion of the ships in orbit, the facility was battered into the ground. Why bonehead DTR captains had taken a such a dislike to this unremarkable blot on the local landscape is unknown, sadly no survivors were dug out of that particular smoking hole in the ground.

Fortunately local defenders stationed at missile outpost Anast Watchtower (56072) were alert to the threat, targeting and destroying three of the dastardly interlopers. Base commander, Lt. Colonel Bret Tergidson, when asked to comment declared, "these DTR guys certainly got the gods damned tip top of range gear to blow up sitting ducks. When it comes to a toe to toe bust up with our boys they just don't like it up 'em".

Just to prove that point GTT anti pirate ships in orbit, outnumbered but never outgunned, took on and gave the enemy ships a thorough ragging over. Sadly local system freighter, Terra Klipper (62984), unable to evade and escape became targeted and brought to destruction.

In a nearby encounter the same day a further two dozen DTR Heavy Cruisers were stopped in the Delta 4 quad of Hirathamo. It has been surmised that these ships were destined for the orbit of Anast. Unable to fire upon 'soft targets' they were obliged to take on a second GTT anti pirate patrol at an advantage of two to one. Despite blundering into this patrol with mostly rail gunners enemy fire resulted in two destroyed GTT normal hulled ships.

True to form the bumbling DTR raiders managed to cloak and evade combat the following day. Receiving leaving fire they escaped, abandoning one crippled ship to an explosive fate above Anast and hundreds of crewmen to the void of space. DTR command may be concerned that this raiding force totaling Seventy Two front line ships be held to draw against two small anti pirate patrols.

DTR losses 4x50HH
GTT losses 2x50NH 1x150LH 1xQuarry

*** Pirates ***

We have received some more intel on the recently spotted Skull class gunboats being fielded by pirates, a class of vessel not previously spotted in the Peripheries.

They are apparently 30HH in size, armed with 5 tractor beams and 3 Hi-Ex firing railguns. Apparently designed with light commerce raiding in mind.

*** FET Cartel Protection Expiring ***

It is understood a number of affiliations have failed to pay their protection money, contributions to the orphaned widows welfare fund, and will be placed on enemy lists at the EMP controlled Tycoon Stargate.

*** DEN Thump RVN ***

The Dewiek offensive operations against the remnants of the noble House Ravenstone have continued this week, as the last will and testament of Duke Ravenstone has shockingly revealed that the entire noble house is being disbanded, and its holdings being donated to various affiliations throughout the Peripheries.

*** Skirmish ***

A lone EMP scout ship has been destroyed by the DTR in the Venice system.

*** Skirmish ***

A small squadron of DTR warships has tangled with a small squadron of GTT warships in the Badlands system. Light damage was inflicted on each side.

*** Funeral ***

The funeral for Blake Ravenstone, Grand Duke of the Imperial Frontier, took place today on planet Kalahari, in the Wastelands System. No expense was spared on both his lavish mausoleum and broadcasting the events to the tearful population. Multitudes flooded the streets and followed the funeral convoy to say a last goodbye to their greatest benefactor. After the ceremony, a brief announcement from the civil authorities informed that in light of the tragic events the name of the world is now changed from Kalahari to Ravenstone in honour of the Grand Duke.

Sandra Beckett
Secretary to House Ravenstone

*** Skirmish ***

A small DTR outpost has been captured by the EMP in the Arachnid system.

*** Side-Note ***

During the massacre of DTR freighter shipping in the Venice system last week, it should be noted that GTT vessels fired Anti-Matter warheads.

***** Brotherhood Thought Of Alien Destruction Of The Day *****

The following is an extract from a BHD scientific journal authored by the current Herald of the BHD (effectively the voice of the Pope). It is regarding the Hexamon as a collective entity.

"I believe the misguided evolution of the Hexamon from the HXM to the ANT to the COH to the HVE and then on to the HEX represents an attempt by that species to enact rapid evolution on a macro scale to ensure survival. These changes have been much documented with the Brotherhood and I watch them with great interest. I do admire the trait of survivability in the face of adversity. Unfortunately it does mean that mis-steps by their kind may leave us no choice but for genocide. No individual could be held responsible like with the late Hexos.. So any transgression from their kind would leave the collective to be punished. If that transgression warranted the death penalty we would have no choice but to exterimate every part of the Hexamon. It would be the only reasonable way to deal with it."

- An extract from "Those Hexamon Bastards - Cattle or Bullet Shields?" by Cardinal Lucien Grey, Herald of the Holy Unnamed One. Available from all good book stores.

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

*** DTR Expand Markets ***

Traders are advised to examine DTR market listings, as it is understood they are currently undergoing expansion.

*** Mohache Announcement ***

Hello and greetings to everyone!

Today is the grand opening of the Coreward General Store in the Coptuv system (what a silly name for a system you might say, but hey, I don't make 'em!) where I'm selling all sorts of basic industrial supplies: Modules, basic defences, and troops to offset the starbase tax are all there for you.

I will also buy the various Corewards uniques people find (and tell me about!), including the staple perishables of nearby systems. In fact, the fastest way to make $4,500 profit in the Corewards today is to dock at the General Store (feel free to!) and buy 2,500 Coptuv Perishables (52522) from the civilian traders (who sell at $0.72/mu), then sell them on to the General Store public market! And you can do this every week! (So long as you use different ships or ships that get around a bit, the locals get very weary of hearing the same gossip over and over again. But that's just Corewards for you!)

Signing off, I am Wylde and so should you be with these prices!

waiting round to be a millionaire

Is open for business...
******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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    ***** Inter Galactic News *****

    Huge fleet skirmish at the London/Crossley wormhole

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

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

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

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

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

    DEN continue to strike at the Empire

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

    AFT turn to piracy

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

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

    Combat Special Edition

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

    Felini strike back at Dewiek

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

    GTT get sucked into the war

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

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

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

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

    DOM make a choice

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

    DOM positions share out

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

    *** Affiliations ***

    AFT Association of Free Traders (54) - Marion Tweedy
    CIA Combined Intelligence Agency (64) - Laton CIA
    DNA Displaced Natives Asylum (66) - DNA people
    DTR Detinus Republic (58) - Morley Decker
    DEN Dewiek Elder Nation (67) - Urd
    DOM Dominion (57) – we believe the DOM are now inactive
    FCN Falconian Republic (70) - Bacran
    FEL Felini Tyranny (49) - Juris
    FLZ Flagritz Republic (47) - Kayxaer
    FET Frontier Exploration & Trade (56) - Cu Chulainn
    GRC Gracians (13) - HG1
    GTT Galactic Trade & Transport (52) - Xavier Fox
    GCE Garcia Enterprises (4) - Neil
    HEX Hexamon (23) - Ando
    IMP Imperial Services (51) - Jack Jones
    KRL Krell (30) - Namica
    KRT Krell of the Reverence Temple (37) - Kal Torak
    KST Kastor Kastorians (12) - Kastor
    MZC Mizuchi Combine (86) - Mizuchi
    MOH Mohache (73) - Listens
    MIC Mohache Independent Commune (76) - Sleeps with Dragons
    NLF Naplian Liberation Front (38) - NLFHQ
    RIP Regularly Involved in Piracy - Githyanki
    RRH Roy Robert Holdings (39) - Roy Roberts
    SMS Stellar Mining and Smelting (53) - MikhailM
    USN Ulian Stellar Nation (34) - Oeipus Prime
    WMB Wimble Nations (25) - zz

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


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

    Deceased: CAL

    *** Submission ***

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

    New pirate threat rocks Corward Arm.

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

    No existing pirate menace has yet claimed ownership.

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

    DEN continue to shoot innocents

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

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

    Return of the LiQuans

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

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

    Meklan Unleashed on Mobile Bay

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


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