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11 Apr 3303
Galactic News: Alien Tsar Makes Statement

It has now been several months since the galaxy's superpowers commented on the mysterious spacecraft seen throughout human-inhabited space.

Some members of the galactic community have publicly wondered why the galaxy's political leaders are keeping silent, but political commentators have been quick to point out that in the absence of concrete information, it is perhaps prudent to refrain from discussion.

But it seems that, behind closed doors, the superpowers are taking the issue very seriously.

A spokesperson for the Federal Navy has announced that Admiral Aden Tanner, a seasoned military leader with over four decades of experience, has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief of Federal Security. Although the Federation has not elaborated on Admiral Tanner's precise remit, an inaugural statement from the admiral suggests he has been ordered to investigate the mysterious ships, prompting media outlets to nickname him 'the alien tsar'.

In his statement, Admiral Tanner said:

"Having reviewed all available information, we can confirm these craft are active primarily within the Pleiades Nebula and the space in and around the Maia and Merope systems. The significance of these locations – if any – has not yet been determined. We can also confirm, despite rumours to the contrary, that carrying an Unknown Artefact does not attract the attention of these vessels."

"A number of independent pilots claim to have seen evidence that these ships have attacked human vessels, but no empirical verification has been recovered. Nevertheless, I would urge the galactic community to treat these strange ships with extreme caution."

Admiral Tanner declined to answer questions from media representatives, saying only, "When we know more, you'll know more".

07 Apr 3303
Galactic News: Alien Tsar Makes Statement

It has now been several months since the galaxy's superpowers commented on the mysterious spacecraft seen throughout human-inhabited space.

Some members of the galactic community have publicly wondered why the galaxy's political leaders are keeping silent, but political commentators have been quick to point out that in the absence of concrete information, it is perhaps prudent of the galaxy's leaders to refrain from commentary.

But it seems that, behind closed doors, the superpowers are taking the issue very seriously.

A spokesperson for the Federal Navy has announced that Admiral Aden Tanner, a seasoned military leader with over four decades of experience, has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief of Federal Security. Although the Federation has not elaborated on Admiral Tanner's precise remit, an inaugural statement from the admiral suggests he has been ordered to investigate the mysterious ships, prompting media outlets to nickname him 'the alien tsar'.

In his statement, Admiral Tanner said:

"Having reviewed all available information, we can confirm these craft are active primarily within the Pleiades Nebula and the space in and around the Maia and Merope systems. The significance of these locations – if any – has not yet been determined. We can also confirm, despite rumours to the contrary, that carrying an Unknown Artefact does not attract the attention of these vessels."

"A number of independent pilots claim to have seen evidence that the mysterious ships have attacked human vessels, but no empirical verification has been recovered. Nevertheless, I would urge the galactic community to treat these strange ships with extreme caution."

Admiral Tanner declined to answer questions from media representatives, saying only, "When we know more, you'll know more".

14 Feb 3303
Galactic News: Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.
The following starports are currently closed:
  • Bacon City, Carnoeck | Carnoeck
  • Bartlett Gateway, Heikegani | Heikegani
  • Dogmaa, Wolfberg | Wolfberg
  • Elder Works, Ross 154 | Ross 154
  • Frick Base, Naurung | Naurung
  • Gaffney Dock, HIP 16538 | HIP 16538
  • Haisheng Orbital, HR 8474 | HR 8474
  • Hirase Horizons, Nemet | Nemet
  • Tall Enterprise, Ngalia | Ngalia
  • Tarelkin Dock, LP 462-19 | LP 462-19
  • White Orbital, Aiabiko | Aiabiko
  • The following starports continue to experience technical issues: |
  • Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843 | HIP 18843
  • Amnuel Dock, Kwiamoni | Kwiamoni
  • Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl | Munfayl
  • Cayley Landing, Atroan | Atroan
  • Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar | Rajuar
  • Haack Gateway, Halbangaay | Halbangaay
  • Hillary Silo, HR 8474 | HR 8474
  • i Sola Prospect, Brestla | Brestla
  • Kooi Gateway, G 190-28 | G 190-28
  • Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni | 63 G. Capricorni
  • Manakov Survey, Aeduci | Aeduci
  • Melvin Hub, GD 1192 | GD 1192
  • Noctrach-Ihazevich Research Facility, Pleiades Sector AB-W b2-4 |
  • Priest Survey, HIP 19147 | HIP 19147
  • Roberts Port, CD-52 9732 | CD-52 9732
  • von Bellingshausen Port, Almar | Almar


The following starports continue to experience technical issues:
  • Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843 | HIP 18843
  • Amnuel Dock, Kwiamoni | Kwiamoni
  • Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl | Munfayl
  • Cayley Landing, Atroan | Atroan
  • Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar | Rajuar
  • Haack Gateway, Halbangaay | Halbangaay
  • Hillary Silo, HR 8474 | HR 8474
  • i Sola Prospect, Brestla | Brestla
  • Kooi Gateway, G 190-28 | G 190-28
  • Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni | 63 G. Capricorni
  • Manakov Survey, Aeduci | Aeduci
  • Melvin Hub, GD 1192 | GD 1192
  • Noctrach-Ihazevich Research Facility, Pleiades Sector AB-W b2-4 |
  • Priest Survey, HIP 19147 | HIP 19147
  • Roberts Port, CD-52 9732 | CD-52 9732
  • von Bellingshausen Port, Almar | Almar
  • Meanwhile, the following starports are on the brink of closure: |
  • Yeliseyev Beacon, Nican | Nican

NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

03 Feb 3303
Galactic News: Galactic Leaders Trade Blows

The leaders of the galaxy's three superpowers have released further statements concerning reports of mysterious spacecraft.

Emperor Arissa-Lavigny Duval, responding to the recent statement from Federal President Zachary Hudson, said:

"Once again, President Hudson has shown himself to be little more than a warmonger. I say again: we must not jump to conclusions. We have not yet acquired any reliable information about these vessels. We must be patient."

No sooner had the Emperor made her statement than President Hudson responded. Speaking at a rally on Mars, he said:

"Some believe that aliens have infiltrated the Empire. An improbable claim? Maybe. But then again, maybe not. After all, we are almost certainly dealing with an extremely advanced species. Who knows what they are capable of?"

Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon did not release a statement, but former Federal president Jasmina Halsey, who has become one of Mahon's most trusted advisors, made an announcement in which she seemed to address the ongoing Federal-Imperial conflict as much as the mysterious ships:

"Understanding. Cooperation. These must be our watchwords. We have to go beyond party politics and petty point scoring. Only by working together can we hope to avoid bloodshed."

28 Jan 3303
Galactic News: Aliens Walk among Us!

Outspoken conspiracy theorist Ricardo Bentonio has lent his voice to the debate surrounding reports of mysterious spacecraft. And true to form, he has made some rather implausible claims.

On his programme 'Behind the Curtain', Bentonio said:

"I am in contact with an individual who has irrefutable proof that these ships are Thargoid vessels. And what's more, I have been reliably informed that the Thargoids have been exerting direct influence over human society. Everything that is happening is unfolding according to their plan. Soon, it will be too late!"

Few in the media or the world of politics deigned to respond to Bentonio's claims.

24 Jan 3303
Galactic News: Starport Status Update

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.
The following starports continue to experience technical issues:
NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

24 Jan 3303
Galactic News: Sirius Corporation Campaign Ends

A spokesperson for the Sirius Corporation has announced that its appeal for microresources has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots responded to the corporation's appeal by delivering unknown fragments, untypical shield scans and aberrant shield pattern analysis to Cormack Hub in the Procyon system.

As the campaign drew to a close, Li-Yong Rui, CEO of Sirius Gov, released a statement:

"While irresponsible fortune hunters continue to destabilise the galaxy's starports by selling Unknown Artefacts on the black market, the galaxy's superpowers stand idly by, mired in bureaucracy and paralysed by indecision. Well, we say: no more."

"I will do everything in my power to put an end to the technological plague and restore the galaxy's starports to functionality. The effort to conquer this epidemic starts now."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Cormack Hub in the Procyon system.

20 Jan 3303
Galactic News: Sirius Corporation Campaign Ends

A spokesperson for the Sirius Corporation has announced that its appeal for microresources has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots responded to the corporation's appeal by delivering Unknown Energy Source, Shield Density Reports and Shield Pattern Analysis to Cormack Hub in the Procyon system.

As the campaign drew to a close, Li-Yong Rui, CEO of Sirius Gov, released a statement:

"While irresponsible fortune hunters continue to destabilise the galaxy's starports by selling Unknown Artefacts on the black market, the galaxy's superpowers stand idly by, mired in bureaucracy and paralysed by indecision. Well we say: no more."

"I will do everything in my power to put an end to the technological plague and restore the galaxy's starports to functionality. The effort to conquer this epidemic starts now."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Cormack Hub in the Procyon system.

19 Jan 3303
Community Goal: Sirius Corp. to Address Unknown-Artefact Issue

It is widely understood that Unknown Artefacts have the ability to extract materials from their immediate environment as part of a complex self-repair process. Unfortunately, this can have disastrous effects on starships and other forms of machinery.

Perhaps the worst affected by this phenomena have been the galaxy's starports, many of which have had to suspend services as a result of Unknown Artefact-related disruption. The high prices offered for Unknown Artefacts on the black market means many starports have been flooded with the mysterious objects. And although meta-alloys can be used to counter Unknown Artefact-related interference, the scarcity of the material means this potential salve has had little impact.

But a recent announcement from the Sirius Corporation indicates that the company intends to tackle the issue by funding a major new research and development project. The purpose of the project is to make starports and other outposts more resistant to Unknown Artefact-related interference through the application of specific microresources.

In support of this programme, the Sirius Corporation has placed an open order for unknown fragments, untypical shield scans and aberrant shield pattern analysis, and promised to reward pilots who deliver these materials to Cormack Hub in the Procyon system.

The campaign begins on the 19th of January 3303 and will run for two weeks. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

16 Jan 3303
Galactic News: Independent Scientists Comment on Sightings

Professor Ishmael Palin, independent scientist and leading authority on xeno-biological research, has added his voice to the debate over sightings of mysterious spacecraft.

In a statement, Professor Palin said:

"I have no wish to be alarmist, and I can understand why the galactic superpowers have issued a somewhat noncommittal response. But suggesting that these craft may be of human origin, or the product of a hoax, rather stretches plausibility."

"To my mind, there is a clear visual connection between these mysterious vessels, the shipwrecks found in HIP 17862 and the Pleiades, the Unknown Artefacts and the Unknown Probes. And I believe we can draw only one conclusion: we are sharing the galaxy with an intelligent non-human species. We therefore have an obligation to discover as much about this species, and its intentions, as possible."

Independent engineer Ram Tah, who has been leading research into the Synuefe ruins, also commented:

"I share Professor Palin's view that these reports are of great significance. But attempts to communicate with these vessels have proved fruitless, as have efforts to discern their point of origin. We must learn more about these ships and whoever – or whatever – is piloting them."