06 JAN 3303
Media outlets throughout the galaxy are abuzz with news of an event that many are interpreting as an encounter with non-human life.
According to reports, an independent pilot by the name of Commander DP Sayre was interdicted en route to the Aries Dark Region XU-O b6-3 by a highly unusual ship bearing no resemblance to any known human craft.
As the Commander's ship was plucked from hyperspace, all their systems were completely disabled. The mysterious craft subjected the pilot's vessel to some kind of scan before departing, at which point the hapless Commander's ship returned to life.
Commentators reviewing the pilot's recording of the event have noted strong similarities between the mysterious craft and the shipwrecks found in the Pleiades Sector AB-W B2-4 and the HIP 17862 system.
Is the ship a Thargoid vessel? This is the question many are asking.
We will continue to bring you up-to-the-minute updates on this story.
06 JAN 3303
This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.
Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:
Lords of Ngaliba
Avan Labour Union
Coalition of Ngaliba
LTT 377 Purple General Corp.
V886 Centauri Corporation
HIP 32350 Industries
Independents of Duamta
Mooramoora Union Party
Allied Ualapalor League
New Zeta Tucanae Free
Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.
Here are the latest factions to experience war:
Colanja Gold Power Services
Ross 754 Universal and Co
Chamunda Crimson Gang
Crimson State Group
HIP 19773 Shared
Liberty Party of LP 751-1
39 Tauri Interstellar
Alioth Pro-Alliance Group
Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.