19 JAN 3301
Patreus Queries Emperor’s Coma in the Senate
In the first Senate session in the New Year since the public holidays, Senator Denton Patreus, Senator for Eotienses, has asked the burning question of the Senate. He directed it at the Chancellor, Senator Blaine -
“It saddens us to hear that his grace Emperor Hengist has fallen into a coma, but we need to think for the future of our beloved Empire. How long will his grace be in a coma before we trigger the succession? This has not happened in over a thousand years, and it is for us to decide. One day? One week? One month? One year?
“We need a strong leader, and we should set a date in the near future when we review the situation.”
There was a frisson of mumbling in the Senate after his comments and a general consensus to review the situation at the next session.
19 JAN 3301
The Menace of Illegal Racing
Traders operating in several systems have called on the authorities to clamp down on increasing levels of illegal racing-
“These speeding ships are a menace!” a representative declared. “They perform dangerous manoeuvres at ridiculous speeds and that puts honest traders like us in danger.”
Official comment has not been forthcoming and one such racer posted anonymously on social media stating-
“The Buckyball Race is the best thing ever and I’d like to see one of the system authority Vipers try and keep up with us!”