|General||Influence gains boost for Imperial minor factions, reduced for Federation.|
Weapon: Prismatic Shield Generator [Provides strong shields]
|Controlled systems||+10% High value goods payment|
Increase in the High value goods consumption & production
|Empire systems||Increase in High value goods consumption & production|
|Federation systems||Increase in High value goods consumption & production|
|Independent systems||Increase in High value goods consumption & production|
|Alliance systems||Increase in High value goods consumption & production|
|Star system||Controlling system||Controlling faction||Inf||Updated|
|Concateneg||Kavalliyala||Friends of Concateneg||21.7%||12 days ago|
|Haolin Ti||Haroingori||Integrated Haolin Ti||15.2%||7 days ago|
|HIP 103438||Cailli||Uniting HIP 103438||27.0%||14 days ago|
|HIP 10363||Guuguyni||Viroman Left Party||33.9%||12 hours ago|
|HIP 114585||HIP 114709||HIP 113607 Allied||18.0%||2 days ago|
|HIP 87638||Yan Musu||Citizen Party of Argel||26.3%||8 days ago|
|Iktock||Lambda-1 Tucanae||New Iktock Unionists||14.4%||2 hours ago|
|Khaithu||HIP 97196||Khaithu Co-op||37.9%||3 days ago|
|Kpelentii||Cailli||Cailli Co-operative||34.8%||10 days ago|
|Langoromes||Jaaka||Langoromes Confederacy||33.0%||7 days ago|
|Lopterones||Bellaung||Stars of Duval||29.7%||15 days ago|
|LTT 9577||LHS 4031||Raba Co-operative||37.8%||18 hours ago|
|Mugari||Yan Musu||Mugari Unionists||21.9%||16 days ago|
|Su Lisungu Collective||11.1%||31 days ago|
|Tehuevisc||Chankates||Tehuevisc Worker's Party||29.9%||8 days ago|
|Trumbo||Aowica||Union Party of Trumbo||30.5%||10 hours ago|
|Veramonawe||Kavalliyala||Alliance of Abora||33.8%||7 days ago|
|Windumlia||Aowica||Windumlia Co-operative||25.6%||4 days ago|
|Wirang||HIP 114709||Co-operative of Kivati||24.6%||13 days ago|
|Wuruku||Conii||Republic Party of Nai Hou Jiu||31.7%||7 days ago|
|Yaguvit||Syntheng||Co-op of Yaguvit||27.2%||1 day ago|
|Ys||LHS 4031||United Ys Left Party||25.8%||9 hours ago|
|Yu Diegus||Munshin||Libertas Co-operative||22.1%||21 hours ago|
|Qi Yun Cech||Extraction/Industrial||Patronage||---|
|Star system||Opposing power||Allegiance||Economy||Government||Dist|
|HIP 12766||Arissa Lavigny-Duval||Empire||Refinery/Military||Patronage||---|
|Huai Hait||Arissa Lavigny-Duval||Empire||Extraction/Refinery||Patronage||---|
|Psi Octantis||Zemina Torval||Empire||High Tech||Corporate||---|
Federal Shadow President Felicia Winters has appointed Isolde Rochester as the deputy leader of the Federation’s Liberal Party.
The new Shadow Vice President made a statement to the media:
“After a decade of serving in Congress, supporting both President Halsey and Shadow President Winters, it is an honour to accept this position. Many challenges face the Federation, and the Liberal Party is ready to meet them.”
The former deputy leader, Edgar Santiago, recently made the sudden decision to retire from politics and purchase a private luxury starship, despite not being known for extravagant spending.
Isolde Rochester is the matriarch of the powerful Rochester family, which includes the CEO of Core Dynamics and two Federal Navy officers. Rumours suggest that she called off the wedding of her son Ambasador Jordan Rochester when suggestions arose of Princess Aisling Duval’s infidelity.
Here are this week’s major stories.
Disgraced politician Juanita Bishop has called for a forthcoming book about the Far God sect to be banned. In a statement, Bishop described the book’s authors as alien sympathisers, and accused them of creating pro-Thargoid propaganda. Gethin Okonkwo, one of the book’s writers, suggested that Bishop’s desire to halt publication was an attempt to prevent a criminal investigation into her own activities.
A range of new asteroid-mining equipment is expected to trigger an increase in the availability of ores and minerals. A spokesperson for the Industrial Mining Guild said the new tools would prompt a surge in private mining activity.
In other news, Princess Aisling Duval has publicly rejected the isolationist group Nova Imperium and its figurehead, Hadrian Duval. Senator Zemina Torval publicly voiced agreement with Princess Duval, but Senator Pal Vespasian said that many senators were willing to recognise Hadrian Duval as Emperor-in-waiting.
In other news, Clinical trials for nanomedicines developed by Vitadyne Labs have delivered outstanding results. Observers from the Interstellar Health Organisation said that the nanomedicines eliminated malignant cells, boosted immune systems and repaired damaged tissue, and said that the product represented a genuine breakthrough.
Imperial senator Simone Leatrix has announced plans for a week of revelry at her palatial residence on Capitol in the Achenar system. In a statement, the senator said she intended to celebrate the end of the year with a sumptuous party at her mountaintop retreat, which would be specially renovated for the occasion. In support of the event, the Cemiess Imperial Society has placed an open order for various commodities.
Finally, the conflict between two opposing factions in the Wally Bei system has ended. The fleets of both Wally Bei Technical and the Wally Bei Constitution Party were significantly reduced in a prolonged series of battles. The leaders of both organisations issued a joint statement, confirming that for humanitarian reasons they would bring hostilities to an end.
And those are the main stories this week.
Princess Aisling Duval has publicly rejected the isolationist group Nova Imperium and its figurehead, Hadrian Duval:
“These extremists cause only division. Hadrian may well be the grandson of Hengist Duval, but that hardly makes him suited to the throne. Arissa has been silent for too long – she must act quickly to resolve this volatile situation.”
Senator Zemina Torval responded:
“Much to my surprise, I find myself in agreement with Princess Duval. The notion of an independent pilot becoming ruler of the Empire is preposterous. I am confident that the Emperor will respond accordingly.”
Despite this united front, Senator Pal Vespasian stated:
“Many senators are willing to recognise Hadrian Duval as Emperor-in-waiting. Nova Imperium is now a legitimate political movement with several million supporters. The only way the Empire will survive is by accepting the Imperator’s proposals.”