08 NOV 3304
Authorities in the Geras system have confirmed that the conflict between Geras First and Ndozins State Inc has come to an end.
Both factions received support from independent combat pilots, to whom generous rewards were promised, but in the end there could be only one victor.
Independent journalist Donal Varden offered an analysis:
“After a week of furious fighting, the Geras system is now eerily quiet. Ultimately only one side could be victorious, but this uneasy peace has come at a great and dreadful cost.”
Pilots who participated in the conflict can now collect their rewards from Yurchikhin Port in the Geras system.
08 NOV 3304
Following a skirmish with a group of mercenaries, security forces in the Meene system have launched an operation to capture enemy agents in order to investigate the attack.
Security Chief Harper Vargas of the Meene Defence Force gave the following statement:
“The mercenaries were targeting Ram Tah’s Phoenix Base, but it’s clear they were just hired hands. We need to recover as many surviving mercenaries as we can and interrogate them, so we can find the real culprits.”
The Independent HIP 29241 Green Party, which is overseeing the initiative, has asked pilots to recover both occupied and damaged escape pods, and to deliver them to Felice Dock in the Meene system. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure that those contributing to the recovery can do so safely.
The campaign begins on the 8th of November 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
08 NOV 3304
Lieutenant Inspector Ramesh Thorne, who has been leading an investigation into The Mars Tribune, has been suspended from the Federal Security Service.
A spokesperson for the FSS released the following statement:
“We have suspended Lieutenant Inspector Thorne from active duty, effective immediately. His investigation is officially terminated.”
The announcement came less than an hour after Thorne made the following public appeal:
“We have evidence that the admin robots fitted with surveillance programs are connected to exclusive stories obtained by The Mars Tribune. Since my superiors are unwilling to pursue this, I am appealing to anyone with relevant information to come forward. I can guarantee them immunity from prosecution.”
Many media including Lena Ravenhill, chief editor of The Federal Times, reacted with outrage to the news:
“It’s clear that someone in the FSS is feeling threatened, and that The Mars Tribune has used spy robots to feed the scandals it thrives on. We are highlighting Ramesh Thorne’s appeal, as are many other newsfeeds taking a stand against corrupt journalism.”