19 JUL 3302
The Canonn Interstellar Research Group has announced that one of its scientists has made a discovery regarding the so-called Unknown Probes.
According to a statement, a pilot by the name of Commander Rizal72 has confirmed that when the mysterious objects are examined with an advanced discovery scanner, they emit an electro-magnetic pulse that temporarily incapacitates the scanning ship. The pulse is followed by a brief burst of sound, similar in nature to the 'chittering' produced by the Unknown Artefacts.
Following this announcement, Commander Rizal72's colleagues at the Canonn Interstellar Research Group began subjecting recordings of the sound to various tests. They soon discovered that the sound contained an encrypted image, which some have interpreted as a depiction of interstellar bodies.
The meaning of the image, and the origin and purpose of the Probes, remains unclear. Clearly, there remains much to discover.
19 JUL 3302
This report presents the latest data on the security status of the galaxy's minor factions.
Here are the latest factions to experience a lockdown:
Gondul Jet State Company
Atrimih Gold Transport Comms
Justice Party of Zeta Tucanae
Revolutionary Nysa Future
Social Cupinook Free
Raurici Empire Consulate
Social G 181-6 Liberals
When a faction experiences a lockdown, the security rating of the system it controls temporarily increases and the system's wealth temporarily decreases. Bounty hunting activity can shorten the lockdown period.
Here are the latest factions to experience civil unrest:
Firdaus Crimson Family
Ovid Vision and Co
Haokipi Galactic Network
Labour of LHS 283
HIP 33368 Vision Network
Movement for LHS 450 Progressive Party
CD-53 136 Imperial Society
Theotokos Universal Exchange
Civil unrest is the result of illegal activity. When a faction is affected by civil unrest, the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases, as does the system's wealth. Combat missions and activities can bring civil unrest to an end.