Galnet Archive

21 Feb 3303
Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

In this weekly report the latest GalNet data is assembled to present ten minor factions experiencing civil unrest or lockdown in their systems.
The following minor factions are in lockdown:When a faction experiences a lockdown, the security rating of the system it controls temporarily increases and the system's wealth temporarily decreases. Bounty hunting activity can shorten the lockdown period.

These minor factions are experiencing civil unrest:Civil unrest is the result of illegal activity. When a faction is affected by civil unrest, the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases, as does the system's wealth. Combat missions and activities can bring civil unrest to an end.
NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

20 Feb 3303
Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

In this weekly digest the latest GalNet data is compiled to show the economic states for a short list of minor factions and the star systems they inhabit.
The following minor factions are currently enjoying an economic boom:Boom is usually the result of consistent trade profit and completed trade contracts. When a faction experiences a boom, the wealth of the system it controls temporarily increases and trade missions completed in the system have double the effect on influence. The faction's influence may also increase. Booms typically last until they naturally expire.

These minor factions are suffering an economic bust:When a faction experiences a bust, the wealth of the system it controls is temporarily reduced and the faction's influence is temporarily diminished. Trade actions do not contribute to boom while a bust is active. A bust typically has to run its course before ending.
NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

18 Feb 3303
Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report


Here are the latest factions to have expanded into new systems:Expansions occur when a minor faction reaches a sufficient level of influence and there is a populated system within striking distance. Expansion is costly, so when a faction expands, the wealth and development level of the system it controls are temporarily reduced.

Here are the latest factions in withdrawal:Factions are considered to be in withdrawal if their level of influence within a system drops below a certain level. If the faction's influence remains low for a total of five days, the faction must leave the system entirely. If the faction manages to increase its level of influence, it remains in the system.
NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

17 Feb 3303
Galactic News: Speculation over MetaDrive Technology

Audit records from the MetaDrive Inc., acquired by the Sirius Corporation last year, have been leaked into public data silos by persons unknown.

While the majority of the data is unremarkable, one record mentions 'wake suppression', prompting some commentators to speculate on a possible connection to MetaDrive's work on hyperdrive systems.

A spokesperson for the Sirius Corporation responded by saying:

"We do not typically comment on leaks of this nature, but we can certainly allay any fears that the Sirius Corporation is conducting experimental hyperdrive research. The document in question simply refers to research into sleep-management technology for long-haul travel."

17 Feb 3303
Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

This weekly transmission takes the latest GalNet data and lists some of the systems currently in conflict around the galaxy.
Here are minor factions involved in a civil war:Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

The following are minor factions at war:Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.
NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

16 Feb 3303
Galactic News: Peacock Patrons of Law Appeal Concludes

A spokesperson for the Peacock Patrons of Law has announced that their appeal for robotics, ion distributors and emergency power cells has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Phillips Dock, the organisation's base of operations.

The Peacock Patrons of Law have extended their gratitude to those who supported the campaign.

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Phillips Dock in the Peacock system.

16 Feb 3303
Galactic News: Valentine's Day Appeal Ends

The Vestani Conservatives have announced that their Valentine's Day appeal received the enthusiastic support of the galactic community, with hundreds of pilots taking to their ships to transport commodities to Rose Terminal in the Vestani system.

A spokesperson for the organisation released a brief statement:

"We are delighted with the response, and would like to thank the galactic community for helping us make this Valentine's Day particularly special."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Rose Terminal in the Vestani system.

16 Feb 3303
Community Goal: Upheaval in Sutekh

Recent reports indicate that a Federal convoy has been destroyed in the Sutekh system. It is not yet clear who is responsible for the attack, but security agencies based in Sutekh have tentatively identified the Adad Exchange, an Imperial faction.

The Adad Exchange is also understood to have launched an operation to recover military intelligence from the wreckage. The Federation has responded with a counter-operation designed to prevent the intelligence from falling into Imperial hands. The United Sutekh Future has been authorised to coordinate the campaign.

Both factions have appealed to the galactic community for support, promising to reward pilots who support their operations. The campaigns begin on the 16th of February 3303 and will run for one week. If either side achieves its aims earlier than planned, the campaigns will end immediately.

16 Feb 3303
Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

This weekly roundup highlights some of the minor factions around the galaxy pursuing the dream of democratic freedom by holding elections.
The following minor factions are holding elections:Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.
NOTE: Data is correct at time of publishing.

15 Feb 3303
Powerplay: Incoming Update

At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.