An announcement from Simguru Pranav Antal, leader of Utopia, has addressed the possibility that humanity may lose the conflict against the Thargoids.
“For many years, our Sim-Archive has bridged the past and the future by digitally preserving the memories of countless deceased individuals. Should there come a time when our physical selves no longer exist, it is the Sim-Archive alone that will preserve humankind’s essence.”
“As such, in these volatile times, our priority is to ensure that the Sim-Archive survives humanity’s potential extermination. We urge all galactic citizens to join Utopia and help the collective soul of our species live on.”
Commander Solveig Smith, who has fought the Thargoids in the Pleiades, commented:
“Antal makes it sound like we are about to be wiped out, which is far from the truth. Things are tough right now, but we’re a long way off having to convert the whole human race into software!”
A more practical concern was raised by Marquis Felix Novantico, a retired military strategist for the Imperial Navy:
“Pranav Antal’s pessimism notwithstanding, an increase in security for his Sim-Archive is logically sound. The data it contains makes it a valuable prize for our enemy. Should the Thargoids gain access to it, it could lead to a better understanding of human psychology, and allow them to anticipate our tactics more effectively.”
This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.
The following starports are currently closed:
Antonelli Station, HR 1201
Asire Arena, Dakondunii
Boe Orbital, Abast Samo
Ford Hub, Khaka
Hutton Dock, Khaka
Kanwar Orbital, Tz'utuls
Solovyev Colony, Carcinus
Thomas' Claim, Telin
Walker Port, HIP 14886
Meanwhile, the following starports are on the brink of closure:
Ali Point, Pehuti
Asimov Dock, Omicron Ursae Majoris
Auld Platform, Djirupatha
Baudin Relay, Li Chen Yun
Bear Settlement, HIP 32350
Born Hub, Amemakarna
Bulychev Laboratory, Lyncis Sector KM-V b2-3
Canonn Institute, Col 285 Sector IX-T d3-43
Eskridge Mine, Saptara
Extra Refinery, Azrael
Gaiman Beacon, Onyayp
Holdstock Beacon, Kamchadals
Kimberlin's Inheritance, Lyncis Sector DQ-Y c9
Makeev Plant, Lyncis Sector MH-V b2-3
Noli Enterprise, HIP 32135
Piccard Escape, Lyncis Sector DQ-Y c15
Pike Works, Agarahma
Qureshi Enterprise, Khaka
Raymo's R and R and R, Cardea
Robinson Landing, HIP 32350
Russell Platform, Alklhaluana
Shaikh Mines, Agarahma
Here are this week’s major stories.
Imperial Senator Nestor Cartesius has been found dead at his home on Capitol. His death is being treated as a homicide. A note found at the crime scene and believed to have been written by the murderer read: ‘For Jameson’. It has been confirmed that Cartesius was descended from a senior member of the INRA and it is assumed that the motive for the killing was revenge, driven by perceived misconduct on the part of both the INRA and the senator’s ancestor.
Independent journalist Chukwuma Grant has published an article on peace activist and former Federal President Jasmina Halsey. In the article, Grant is open minded about Halsey’s claims of encountering super-intelligent beings, while suggesting that her statements might be designed to cultivate a following among the disenfranchised. Grant concludes by saying: “Whether she is a visionary, a lunatic or a brilliant political manipulator remains to be seen.”
Meanwhile, Angeli Imperial Enterprises has announced plans to build a Bowman-class science vessel. Once complete, the megaship will research life on Earth-like worlds and allow the organisation to increase the biodiversity of its crops. In support of this goal, Angeli Imperial Enterprises has placed an open order for various commodities, and placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure that those contributing to the campaign can do so safely.
Finally, the Rind Gold Electronics Org has announced that its campaign has reached a successful conclusion. Large quantities of research materials and mined resources were delivered to Wegner Market over the past week, allowing the Empire to proceed with the construction of a new pilot-training centre. A spokesperson for the Rind Gold Electronics Org said: “As the dangers facing humanity become more potent, we must seek to cultivate the human mind, and unlock its boundless potential.”
And those are the main stories this week.