07 JUN 3302
A flight recording has surfaced revealing the destruction of a Fuel Rat rescue vessel.
Two Fuel Rat pilots responded to an emergency call and refuelled an apparently stranded Python. One Fuel Rat jumped out of the system, but the Python pilot made his move before the second could follow. The footage shows that the attack was swift and came without warning, and resulted in the destruction of the Fuel Rat vessel.
The attacker claims to have been collecting a bounty set by another Commander, who has denied the claim. Regardless of the ultimate truth, both pilots have since been the target of manhunts. The long-term consequences of this incident remain to be seen.
07 JUN 3302
Speaking from the Canonn Interstellar Research Institute, Dr Arcanonn has commented on the current state of barnacle research and lauded the discovery of harvesting sites in the California Nebula:
"Once again, the efforts of an independent explorer have resulted in an exciting discovery. Thanks to Commander Wobblytickle's report from California Sector DL-Y D4 C6, the long-suspected presence of barnacles in the California Nebula has now been confirmed."
But Dr Arcanonn's tone grew notably cooler when speaking about the barnacles of the Pleiades Nebula:
"The loss of several barnacles – whether through destruction or exhaustion – is naturally of concern to those of us investigating this enigma."
Commander Nicholas Powell
07 JUN 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:
HR 5082 League
Opala Power Commodities
NLTT 2969 Labour
Wyrd Jet Power Industries
Union of V740 Cassiopeiae Future
Purple Energy Co
LP 355-51 Dynasty
Zhang Fei and Co
HIP 1187 Public Corp.
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:
Movement for Kaukamine Labour
Imenhit Jet Organisation
LFT 37 Purple Comms Corp.
Natural Indaol Dominion
Oho Bajo Co
Aulin Silver United Company
Official Khaman Defence Party
LP 726-6 Commodities
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.