06 SEP 3302
Recent statements from Professor Steven Eisler of the Okinura Xenobiology Institute appear to have frustrated large sections of the scientific community.
Darius Maddox, presenter of weekly science broadcast The Face of the Universe, said, "Eisler isn't a field scientist – he's an academic – and to throw around the T-word every time humanity encounters something it doesn't understand is irresponsible."
Eisler responded to the criticism:
"I'm not leaping to the conclusion that the object in the Pleiades is of Thargoid origin. I only meant that if it is Thargoid, it's likely to be a relic of the past."
"It's true that I haven't done much field science recently, but I plan to visit the site soon, and I'll be looking for indications of whether this is a recent find or something that has been sitting on the surface for a while."
06 SEP 3302
This report presents the latest data on the security status of the galaxy's minor factions.
Here are the latest factions to experience a lockdown:
V816 Herculis Purple Major Ind
Kupoli Fortune Limited
HIP 21991 Crimson Partnership
League of Ndjabog Autocracy
Kappa Tucanae Dynamic Company
Basi and Co
Alpha Caeli Freedom Party
Ross 47 Blue Allied Limited
Kappa Tucanae Emperor's Grace
When a faction experiences a lockdown, the security rating of the system it controls temporarily increases and the system's wealth temporarily decreases. Bounty hunting activity can shorten the lockdown period.
Here are the latest factions to experience civil unrest:
Values Party of Yukan
Official Kakas Constitution Party
57 Zeta Serpentis Incorporated
LHS 6128 Gold Dragons
League of Carmenta Focus
HIP 18466 Regulatory State
Civil unrest is the result of illegal activity. When a faction is affected by civil unrest, the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases, as does the system's wealth. Combat missions and activities can bring civil unrest to an end.