24 JUN 3301
Terror in the Pegasi Sector
Archon Delaine and his Kumo Crew have continued their seemingly unstoppable rampage across the Pegasi sector this week, with the Crew managing to establish new strongholds in Arawere, Huaich, LTT 16548 and San Muss.
Reports coming in from the sector indicate that the Kumo Crew are now operating in over 160 different systems, with millions of people being forced to pay the pirates for protection, or else risk death or dismemberment for failing to do so.
Many smaller interstellar corporations have announced that the Pegasi sector is now off limits, a fact which will doubtless lead to more suffering for residents of the region as their economies become affected by the lack of workable trade routes.
Almost 20 billion members of the Federation live within territory that has now been claimed by the Kumo Crew. Despite this, the Federation has yet to take an official stance on the Pirate King’s activities.
GalNet reached out to the Federal Navy for comment and was informed that:
“The Navy is aware of the situation in the Pegasi sector. The issue will be resolved in due course, but we are unable to divulge any operational details at this time.”
24 JUN 3301
GalNet Powers Update Incoming
In the early hours of tomorrow morning GalNet will be releasing the latest statistics and activities of the major powers.
If you are active with one of these powers then make sure that any vouchers and cargo have been delivered before this happens.
24 JUN 3301
The Pilots Federation Supports Fuel Rat Initiative
Each year, thousands of pilots go missing in the black.
Some are waylaid by pirates. Others are lost to the dangers of space. However, an estimated 63% of all deep space losses are attributed to pilots who simply run out of fuel in an area where others rarely tread.
Now a new initiative, which is being backed by the Pilots Federation, is hoping to turn those figures around. A group of independent pilots, calling themselves the Fuel Rats, have begun patrolling the outer fringes of civilisation. Their mission? To provide assistance to traders and explorers before their life support runs out.
Commander Murishani of the Fuel Rats issued the following public service announcement regarding what to do in case of a fuel shortage:
1) Do not panic. Panicking costs fuel and air. You are running out of both!
2) Remain with your ship. Exit supercruise. Throttle to 0. Disable nonessential modules.
3) Call for help from the Fuel Rats immediately. Time is precious.
4) Reduce activity and food consumption. Preserve oxygen. Wait for help.
A full list of active members of the Fuel Rats is available from the Pilots Federation upon request.