11 AUG 3301
Two Dead in Tragic Accident
Two people died in a crash when a personal transport collided with a Lakon Type-9 Heavy transport vessel. The small ship, a type used to run between orbital facilities, was destroyed in the impact. The small vessel was ferrying two transport safety officials to the Laphria Shipyard in the Artemis system. They were on a knowledge sharing mission.
The Transport Safety Authority issued the following statement from their headquarters on Mars:
“This type of accident is always a terrible tragedy for those involved and the Laphrian authorities have promised full disclosure and co-operation with our investigation.”
They also reported that the pilot of the Type-9 was being treated for shock. She saw the transport break open only metres from her large window as she approached the station.
Elaine Boyd from the Federal Times asked for the identities of the dead and was told that they wouldn’t be disclosed until the next of kin had been identified. She pressed further asking if one of the dead men was Arnold Lowe, a senior investigator in the Starship One disappearance. She was told ‘no comment’ and no further questions were taken.
11 AUG 3301
What Sort of Man Can Kill an Emperor?
The Imperial Herald today released an article about the man allegedly responsible for the regicide of Emperor Hengist Duval.
The article detailed Brendan Paul Darius’ upbringing in Eotienses, the home system for the bulk of Patreus’ activities. His parents were a relatively wealthy client family under Senator Patreus known for their observation of traditional values. They worked on one of his many estates in the system. After completing his formal education in history and ethics he served as an officer on one of the Senator’s Majestic class Interdictors, eventually rising to the rank of captain.
Following two decades of distinguished military service he joined one of Senator Patreus’ liaison teams responsible for maintaining relationships with colony governors, planetary leaders and starport officials throughout the Senator’s region of controlled space. His dedication and talents saw him rise above his parents’ station to become patron.
The story tells of a man dedicated to service and traditional imperial values. A man who eschewed personal comforts and focused on his work. In the end the puzzle remains – why would such a loyal man kill his Emperor?
11 AUG 3301
GalNet Weekly Security Digest
In this weekly report, the latest GalNet data is assembled to present ten minor factions experiencing civil unrest or lockdown in their systems (*).
Here are 10 of the 386 minor factions in lockdown:
Official Lusonda Front
Regulatory State of HIP 32812
Holiacan Dynamic Company
HIP 98621 Empire Party
United 54 G. Antlia Autocracy
Family of Aleuta
HIP 112829 Dynasty
NLTT 13249 Limited
Misisture Electronics Group
Lockdowns increase the security rating for a system but also have a negative effect on the system’s wealth. Increased bounty hunting activity can shorten the lockdown period.
Here are 10 of the 684 minor factions experiencing civil unrest:
Green Party of Cybele
Revolutionary Lie Yu Kou Coalition
Ida Dhor Citizens' Forum
Dominion of LP 417-213
LTT 47 Empire League
Revolutionary Party of Crevit
Cartel of HIP 80266
Justice Party of HIP 105391
Civil unrest is caused by illegal activity within the system as well completing contracts from more nefarious sources. The wealth rating and standard of living will suffer when a system contains civil unrest. Combat missions and activities can be utilised to end civil unrest.
* Data is correct at time of publishing.