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Nathan Ex / today

-PERSONAL LOG- An acquaintance of mine who works in the farming rings at Balandin Gateway told me there’s one immutable truth to farming, and that’s that something that needs to be in one location is invariably somewhere else. Back in ancient times, people had to handle this by hand or with manual...

Aries Reaper Xevi / today
Basic Combat instruction

3306-02-18 2 Captain Aries Reaper Xevi reporting. HJHF 1st officers log.  As 2nd in command of my squadron, it sometimes falls on me to engage our fleet is basic combat maneuvers and today was especially nice as it gave me a chance to pull an old lecture out of my grey matter from my teaching days at...

Paul Hutchings / today

001-01 Drifting… aimlessly drifting… I can’t even remember if the thrusters have been burning or if I have simply let the cosmic winds guide me through the darkness. I feel like I have been traversing the Rift for months, years even, aimlessly searching – every time I consider leaving, I am pulled...

Wyt / today
Trader's Log: Entry 002 - "The First Lessons"

DATE: 18 FEB 3306 TIME: 08:24 GMT LOCATION: ALTAIR SYSTEM / SOLO ORBITER *****BEGIN ENTRY***** Rebekah Lyons, Identification Number five-one-five-seven-three-nine-two, recording from Solo Orbiter in the Altair System on the eighteenth of February, 3306. So, quite a few lessons in these first...

Tzebra / today

[color=#F4CBC1] February 18, 3306 Planetary station, Aldiss Works Tsakhmet system A lone Type 6 transport ship sat on a landing pad, at the quaint planetary station known as Aldiss Works. The pilot and merchants haggled briefly, before each downed a small portion of the local liquor, to seal...
Andrew Bogan
On the Hunt
Soundless Scream
Thargoids and credits
Entry 15: Trading Around Meliae
Princess Nihlus
Rebuy: Pt.2 - Gunman
Princess Nihlus
Rebuy: Pt.1 - Confetti
weekend out of town
Time for a small party
The Colonia goings-on
John Rawghi
Skimmers, prison and the void
Hot Spot
Xiao-ping Gautier
Everyone Needs Help Sometimes
NeLs0n RaD
"A milk run" - she said...

Galnet news

14 Jan 3306
Witch Head System Designations Updated

Universal Cartographics has updated the names of fifteen systems in the Witch Head enclave.

Cynthia Sideris, chair of Universal Cartographics, elaborated on the development:

“Last year’s colonisation efforts resulted in a number of new settlements in the region, and providing systems with less unwieldy appellations is of great benefit to explorers. For example, ‘the Wisanye system’ rolls off the tongue much more agreeably than ‘the Witch Head Sector FB-X c1-7 system’.”

“We are confident that these more personable memorable terms will be welcomed by the Witch Head community.”

The Witch Head enclave is currently experiencing a number of Thargoid incursions, prompting local factions to call for assistance.

13 Jan 3306
Thargoid Incursions in Witch Head Enclave

A series of Thargoid incursions into human-occupied Witch Head systems has alarmed the region’s colonists. Multiple casualties have been reported, with pilots caught off-guard by the sudden increase in Thargoid ships.

The Thargoids had largely withdrawn from the Witch Head enclave following a heavy defeat in July 3305. Following a significant increase in Thargoid activity, Professor Alba Tesreau of Aegis Research offered the following comments to Vox Galactica:

“Regrettably, the Thargoids were unlikely to surrender this area of space after a single defeat. Humanity may have established the Witch Head enclave, but the Thargoids are clearly still intent on driving us out – particularly with so many barnacle sites in the region.”

With starports at considerable risk of assault, local authorities are hopeful that a defence force can be organised soon. A number of independent pilots have already travelled great distances to engage the Thargoid forces.

Kelvin Masters, a regular pundit for the Rewired network, provided this take:

“Those people in the Witch Head are crazy if they thought the Thargoids were just going to roll over like good pups. We’re six months down the road from our initial expansion into the sector, and the local factions seem to have forgotten they’re living in Thargoid space. There’s a little push-and-shove for influence going on, corporations vying for control. What’s going to happen in the Witch Head enclave now the Thargoids are back in force?”

18 Dec 3305
Reorte Year’s End Festivities Conclude

End-of-year celebrations have concluded in the Reorte system, with organisers declaring the week a grand success.

Deliveries by independent pilots ensured that the needs of the billion-plus attendees were met. Meanwhile, agitators in the system were prevented from intercepting convoys or causing trouble.

Prime Minister Edmund Mahon offered this statement:

“I’d like to express my gratitude and appreciation to everybody involved in the festivities, from interstellar traders to revellers on the streets. Now, as goods are packed away and sensory experience hubs are dismantled all across Home, the clean-up efforts begin. It has been a real honour to witness so many come together in Reorte.”

“On behalf of the Alliance Assembly, I wish everybody a most prosperous New Year.”

Pilots who took part in either campaign can now obtain their rewards from Davies High in the Reorte system.

12 Dec 3305
Year’s End Festivities in Reorte

The Reorte system has been selected for the Alliance’s end-of-year festivities, prompting huge demand for commodities.

Traders, performance artists and chefs throughout Allied space have already flocked to the system, where billions of attendees are expected. The planet Home is planning a synchronous firework display spanning every continent, while the habitation decks of Davies High will offer a culinary celebration featuring dishes from across the galaxy.

Prime Minister Edmund Mahon was the guest of honour at the commencement ceremony, and he offered these words to the gathered press:

“As the year draws to a close we have a lot to be thankful for. There is peace between the superpowers. Thargoid encroachments on human space have ceased. Through hard work and cooperation, we have proven ourselves capable of rising together in response to significant challenges. This is something each and every one of us can be proud of.”

“And so, the Reorte system will host a celebration to tell future generations about. We call upon the galactic community to ensure the system is well supplied, and look forward to rewarding these ever-reliable pilots for their continued service.”

The Reorte Mining Coalition has elected to oversee the initiative. Units of fish, fruit and vegetables, animal meat and beer have been requested at Davies High in the Reorte system. More exotic traders are also encouraged to bring units of Lavian Brandy, Anduliga Fire Works and Eranin Pearl Whiskey.

To ensure the celebration goes without a hitch, the Reorte Mining Coalition has also offered to pay handsomely for all bounties collected on wanted ships in the system.

The initiative is scheduled to run from the 12th to the 18th of December 3305. If the final targets are met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

18 Feb 2020


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S. P. Somtow (a rearrangement of his real name Somtow Papinian Sucharitkul; Thai: สมเถา สุจริตกุล; born December 30, 1952) is a Thai-American musical composer. He is also a science fiction, fantasy, and horror author writing in English. Somtow has both Thai and American citizenship.

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