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Galactic News: Federal Blockade Ends

09 SEP 3303

In October last year, the Federation was criticised for positioning a Farragut-class Battlecruiser above Maia A 3 a, not far from the personal research base of Professor Ishmael Palin.

The deployment, which came only days after Professor Palin announced a breakthrough in his research into meta-alloys, was widely interpreted as an attempt to restrict Palin’s movement and curtail his research.

The condemnation of rival political powers and the efforts of a number of political campaigners did little to affect the blockade. But recent reports from Maia indicate that the Federal ships have now withdrawn, effectively ending the cordon of Maia A 3 a.

Rici Stewart, writing for The Imperial Herald, offering the following evaluation:

“The Federation knows that blockading Professor Palin was – at best – unethical, so I’m not surprised they chose not to comment on their withdrawal. They just slipped away in the night.”

“As with their efforts to control meta-alloys, the Federation’s attempts to restrict access to Palin’s base were far from successful. I guess the Federation has realised it can’t control the galaxy. If you ask me, this is another sign that the Federal-Imperial cold war could be coming to an end.”

Naturally, Professor Palin was pleased with the development:

“We may never know exactly why the Federation blockaded Maia A 3 a. Frankly, the galaxy’s superpowers have always been rather incomprehensible to me. All I can say is: I’m glad they’re gone.”

Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

09 SEP 3303

This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy’s minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Left Party of HIP 43845

Junga Interstellar

Liberty Party of LP 751-1

LHS 1387 Jet Mob

Natural Toolfa Nationalists

HIP 105639 Party

Partnership of GD 215

Dulos Defence Party

Liaedin Electronics PLC

Mob of HIP 7106

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Kokary Liberals

Liberals of Delta Pavonis

Chicoana Silver Travel Corp.

Modgud Commodities

Green Party of Dulos

Gitxsan Limited

Ross 210 Pro-Alliance Party

i Bootis Democrats

Njikan Jet Dynamic Industry

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.