23 JUN 3302
The third and final heat of the Dangerous Games Wildcard competition is over.
For this stage of the competition, pilots were asked to fill their cargo holds with conductive fabrics and deliver them to Tartarus Point for their chosen faction. Hundreds of pilots participated in the event, eager to help their faction secure a place in the Dangerous Games. But ultimately it was the EG Pilots that accumulated the most conductive fabrics and once again claimed victory.
With the competition over, the results of each heat have been reviewed to determine which faction received the most support over the course of the campaign. The final result indicates that the winner of the Dangerous Games Wildcard competition is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the EG Pilots.
The EG Pilots will now enter the Dangerous Games, competing with the Alliance Elite Diplomatic Corps, the Border Coalition, GalCop, the Interstellar Communist Union and the Social Eleu Progressive Party for the right to join the ranks of the galaxy's most powerful.
Trinity Avon, a reporter for The Sovereign, commented on what has proved to be a dramatic competition:
"Each faction has enjoyed its share of success, but ultimately there could be only one winner. The EG Pilots have proved they can attract considerable support, but does that mean they can go toe to toe with the likes of the Alliance Elite Diplomatic Corps and the Social Eleu Progressive Party? Only time will tell."
The Dangerous Games will begin on the 30th of June.
23 JUN 3302
A spokesperson for the technologically progressive enclave Utopia confirmed that its appeal for exploration data has reached a successful conclusion. In a statement, the spokesperson confirmed that the campaign received the enthusiastic support of the galactic community, resulting in large quantities of fresh exploration data.
Simguru Pranav Antal, leader of Utopia and architect of the initiative, released a brief statement to the media:
"My thanks go to those who took the time to support this campaign. The data you have provided will now be analysed, and with luck it will tell us more about what happens to the many spacefarers who disappear every day, every week, every year. How many are abducted? How many run out of fuel, far from home? And how many simply disappear without explanation? Your data will help us answer these questions."
Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Terry Port in the Garoku system.
23 JUN 3302
The Daramo system is currently under Federal control, but recent reports indicate that both Imperial and independent forces – the latter under the rule of Pirate King Archon Delaine – are attempting to wrest power from the Federation.
The Federation is evidently not about to capitulate. In a statement, Admiral Yorke of the Federal Navy said:
"The Daramo system is of considerable strategic value to the Federation, and we will not surrender it without a fight. We have issued an emergency call to all Federation-aligned pilots – you are needed in Daramo!"
The Empire, predictably, has responded in kind. Captain Danvers of the Imperial Navy said:
"In the interest of the wellbeing of the citizens of Daramo, it is imperative that Imperial law be instated as soon as possible. If the Federation is allowed to retain control of the system, the people of Daramo will be sure to suffer."
The Independents of Daramo have stepped in to coordinate operations on behalf of the Federation, while the Vaka Citizens of Tradition have been authorised to oversee the Imperial campaign. Both factions have set out week-long operations to take control of the system, which will begin on the 23rd of June 3302.
23 JUN 3302
This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.
Here are the latest factions to hold elections:
Lushertha Silver General Ind
Meropis Empire Pact
Justice Party of CD-60 31
Kacomam Empire Group
Er Longs Electronics Inc
New Kachiri Progressive Party
Gommat Defence Party
Bhare Empire Pact
Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.