01 APR 3303
Reports have been received from Imperial space that many Imperial pilots are defying the standing kill-on-sight order on Commander Salomé, also known as Kahina Tijani Loren. The pilots pledging to support the disgraced senator are offering escort services and fuel, and have even promised to reward other Commanders willing to help.
"The issue is that we are not in possession of the facts," said Commander Jayridium, who is offering up to 50 times the listed bounty to anyone who can arrange a meeting with Salomé. "I am joining the effort to protect her. The truth must be heard!"
Commander Jayridium joins several others in an effort to help Salomé – an effort that could make them outcasts.
01 APR 3303
This report presents the latest data on expansion and withdrawal among the galaxy's minor factions.
Here are the latest factions to have expanded into new systems:
Sol Workers' Party
Bodb Dearg Order
Future of LTT 911
Workers of Ahaykenkan Confederacy
United Bese Party
Defence Force of HR 8793
HIP 1885 Patron's Principles
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:
Crimson State Group
HR 8170 Brotherhood
LHS 3598 Transport Group
Confederation of Dahan
Idomatyritu Travel Industries
Allied Herthans Front
Peng Dung Jet Creative Network
HIP 113632 Empire Consulate
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.