30 JUN 3302
Following news that Jaques Station has been found in the Eol Prou RS-T d3-94 system, Jaques has broadcast a message to the media, having apparently restored communications at his starport:
"First, I'd like to thank all the pilots who came looking for me."
"As for what happened, well...I guess it was a little ambitious to try to jump all the way to Beagle Point. As soon as I entered witch-space, it was clear something was up with the drive engines. And the navigation system. And the power distributor."
"Pretty soon I realised I had a choice – push on to Beagle Point and arrive as a cloud of shrapnel, or drop into the nearest safe system. I made the only choice I could – to push on. Then I came to my senses and decided to drop into Eol Prou RS-T d3-94."
Jaques was asked if he would be making another attempt to reach Beagle Point.
"I don't think Jaques Station will be jumping again anytime soon. The old girl wasn't really built for long-distance travel, and the last leap put a lot of strain on the superstructure. I think I'm going to be in Eol Prou whatever-it's-called for the foreseeable future. Still, the view here is lovely, so it could be worse."
In related news, various members of the galactic community have begun collecting meta-alloys to repair Jaques Station, and will soon depart for Eol Prou RS-T d3-94.
30 JUN 3302
For much of the past month, the galactic community has been captivated by the Dangerous Games, a semi-official competition organised by some of the galaxy's largest factions to determine which wields the greatest degree of power and influence.
Three events have taken place so far, with pilots from across the galaxy fighting fervently to support their chosen group. With the 'Wildcard' stage of the competition over, it is time for the main event to begin.
Trinity Avon, a reporter for The Sovereign, explained how the Rise to Power will work:
"There are six factions taking part: the EG Pilots, the Alliance Elite Diplomatic Corps, the Border Coalition, GalCop, the Interstellar Communist Union and the Social Eleu Progressive Party. Over the next three weeks, there will be a series of campaigns in which each faction will try to rally as much support as possible. The faction that dominates its rivals will join the ranks of the galaxy's most powerful."
The first Rise to Power event requires pilots to gather Gilya signature weapons for their chosen faction and deliver them to Gohar Station in the Jaradharre system. The faction that accumulates the most Gilya signature weapons will be declared the winner of the first heat.
The event begins on the 30th of June 3302 and will run for one week.
30 JUN 3302
Authorities in the Graill Redd system have reported a sharp increase in the number of criminals operating in the area. Apparently, organisations in neighbouring systems – the Citizen Party of G146-60 and the Workers Party of G 176-29 – are attempting to cultivate discord in the system in order to pave the way for the introduction of communism.
To counter this threat, the Graill Redd Liberals have placed a kill order on all wanted ships operating in the Graill Redd system, and have promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to J. G. Ballard Gateway.
The campaign begins on the 30th of June 3302 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
30 JUN 3302
This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.
The following starports are currently closed:
Fozard Dock, HIP 19934
Irens Dock, Manite
von Bellingshausen Port, Almar
Haack Gateway, Halbangaay
Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui
Korolyov Hub, Arawere
Lobachevsky Outpost, Pic Tok
Ising Dock, 109 Piscium
Saunders's Dive, Wolf 1301
Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq
Meanwhile, the following starports continue to experience technical issues:
Carter Port, Rhea
Kooi Gateway, G 190-28
Jaques Station, Eol Prou RS-T d3-94
Robigo Mines, Robigo
Skvortsov Orbital, 63 G. Capricorni
Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843
Bloch Vision, Loperada
Lave Station, Lave
30 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:
LHS 2995 Values Party
LHS 6427 Industry
Njiri Imperial Party
Social LP 27-9 Green Party
Ye'kuape Federal PLC
Ross 104 Progressive Party
Movement for LHS 2429 Democrats
Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.