08 APR 3303
This report presents the latest data on expansion and withdrawal among the galaxy's minor factions.
Here are the latest factions to have expanded into new systems:
Parhul Silver Electronics Hldgs
Allied Kui Xenab Regulatory State
League of Ross 1015
Defence Force of LHS 1122
Gliese 9106 Partners
Zhu Vedani Blue Transport Dev
New Rutujil People's Party
NLTT 8084 Natural Services
Expansions occur when a minor faction reaches a sufficient level of influence and there is a populated system within striking distance. Expansion is costly, so when a faction expands, the wealth and development level of the system it controls are temporarily reduced.
Here are the latest factions in withdrawal:
Eranin Peoples Party
Bodb Dearg Order
Confederation of Dahan
Peng Dung Jet Creative Network
Cegreeth Citizens' Forum
Bureau of Tetrian Liberty Party
Eta Horologii Gold Vision PLC
HIP 117865 Empire Pact
Factions are considered to be in withdrawal if their level of influence within a system drops below a certain level. If the faction's influence remains low for a total of five days, the faction must leave the system entirely. If the faction manages to increase its level of influence, it remains in the system.
08 APR 3303
A weak signal from the Col 70 Sector has been detected by listening posts in both Federal and Imperial space.
The message is incomplete, but it appears to pertain to some kind of rally point. Meanwhile, Federal and Imperial intelligence services have confirmed that thousands of covert and coded messages have recently been transmitted in the vicinity of the Col 70 Sector.
"Something is going on out there," said an unidentified member of the Imperial intelligence community. "We think it could be...her."
A bounty has been issued for Commanders Salomé, Tsu Annabelle Singh and Raan Corsen, but with all three fugitives still at large, the Empire has increased the bounties to five million for Salomé and two million apiece for Singh and Corsen. An Imperial spokesperson reiterated that pilots should not attempt to communicate with these individuals, and should shoot on sight.
Imperial intelligence services have also placed a bounty on one Commander Yuri Nakamura, referred to as 'Conformist Oboe XX' in an intelligence briefing given to the media. A two- million-credit bounty has been placed on Commander Nakamura.