25 AUG 3301
Report Raises Concerns about Operation Davy Jones
The Stratis Information Group, an independent think-tank of political, defence, and economics analysts, has published an in-depth study of Operation Davy Jones, the ongoing conflict between the Imperial Navy and the forces of Archon Delaine.
Aside from providing statistics regarding the current Imperial deployment, the report raises concerns about the overall purpose of the operation, stating that: “The current premise of ridding the Pegasi sector of the Kumo Crew is merely a cover for aggressive Imperial expansion into Federation-aligned systems.”
Stratis analyst Marcus Orrin elaborated on the concerns: “The Imperial Navy has invested a tremendous amount of effort and resources in securing the Pegasi sector. To believe they will simply withdraw from the region once hostilities come to an end is to ignore historical precedents. The Empire will likely maintain an occupation force in the Pegasi sector for some time after.”
Times of Mars | Interstellar Press
25 AUG 3301
Famous Reporter Commits Suicide
The hunt for Elaine Boyd ended today with the discovery of her body in a low-rent hotel in Wyrd. Local law enforcement reported that they received an anonymous tip-off about her location and discovered her body as they gained entry.
The former reporter of the Federal Times was accused of murdering her partner, Agent Susan Monroe. An investigation into her death is already underway and agents from the Federal Security Service have been granted special access to assist the independent local police.
The police have so far refused to provide any details, but an off-the-record source has revealed that a suicide note was found. It allegedly states that she could no longer live with the guilt of killing her lover.
The Federal Times has so far refused to comment on the fate of their reporter.
25 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 432 minor factions in lockdown:
Meiri Fortune Industries
HIP 98211 Silver Electronics
Lu Pah Prison Colony
Labour of V902 Centauri
Kitjali Patron's Principles
Amphisatsu Empire Group
Ehecatl Silver Creative Ltd
Leesti Alliance Union
Progressive Party of Meiri
LHS 142 United Solutions
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 671 minor factions experiencing civil unrest:
Allied Veamit Movement
United San Muss Values Party
Contiku Empire League
Aristocrats of Aurawala
Groombridge 1618 Inc
HIP 107494 Public Company
Left Party of Polecteri
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.