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Ravos Longknife / 04 Dec 3304
To whom it may concern

{ENCRYPTED DOCUMENT, LEVEL ZED}
{CLASSIFIED: TOP SECRET, ADMIRALTY EYES ONLY}
{SENDER: CMDR LONGKNIFE, RAVOS. IMPERIAL NAVY, 10TH LEGION}
{SYSTEM OF ORIGIN: ACHENAR, JONES DOCK}
{FILE No: 776920-Z}


4 December, 3304. 0046
Jones Dock [hanger], Achenar [Capitol], Empire

<begin recording>


To whom it may concern, things in the Capitol are not as they seem. I made it back to the Dauntless after that shooting in my hotel, screw the galley I'll live of E-Rats for the next few days until I can jump out of the system. This is crazy, these cops came stalking down the hallway and confronted a man and woman, calling them traitors and shouting that they had committed high treason for the possession of artwork made from some artist with the Alliance. I never would have thought that ALD had a goon hit-squad, like this, it's not her kind of control...

I don't know, all I DO know, is that i need to get the hell out of here, without dying. [lights cigarette] I've still got about an hour before my mechanic says that the bird is ready to fly, something about the capacitors in the shield genny being fried. Cheap fix. As soon as it's done, I'm headed straight back to 10th controlled space, the only place I trust as safe.

[long silence]

Listen, for anyone listening to this I have stored this on my ships computer as well as left a hard copy with the mechanic with instructions for it to be delivered directly to Admiral Tex back on Tavares Point, post-haste. If you're listening and not hearing this directly from my lips, it means I have been capture or killed, this information, little as it is, needs to make it to someone who knows and can do something about it. Seriously, I don't know whats going on but it doesn't feel right, even the locals are starting to show signs of caution when it comes to outsiders like me, almost like they are afraid I have some contagious disease.

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I've just been told by three VERY large gentlemen in police uniforms that as soon as my ship is repaired that I am to leave port immediately. They didn't seem very..."coppy" to me, more like enforcers, and they weren't asking, they were threatening. Come to think of it...those weren't normal uniforms, something was different that what the system police wear....

Shit....their badges...their badges had the insignia of the Nova Imperium on them. I think I read something about them wanting to install a new emperor. They couldn't be....they wouldn't, not this close to the Capitol...would they? These bastards are going to attempt a coup.

[sound of boots walking up ramp]

I need to leave, now. Computer, engage power-plant and set course for Elysia, request immediate departure once our reactor is spun up.

Time stamp this recording and encrypt, level ZED. Classify TOP SECRET, ADMIRALTY EYES ONLY. Publish a hard copy for courier.

Lets get the hell out of this mess.

<recording ended by user>
<end of entry>


TIME: 0112 ACHENAR LOCAL
SIGNED: CMDR LONGKNIFE, RAVOS
ENCRIPTED: TOP SECRET, ADMIRALTY EYES ONLY.
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