13 FEB 3303
Since the Synuefe ruins were discovered in October, hundreds of explorers, archaeologists and relic hunters have scoured the site for information about the race that created it. When engineer Ram Tah started researching the ruins, hundreds more joined the search, motivated either by a thirst for knowledge or by the promise of reward.
Now, Ram Tah claims to have made a significant breakthrough. In a statement, he said:
"Thanks to the hard work of many dedicated pilots – and in particular Commander Noodlz05 and his wingmates – I have isolated a signal in the Guardians' monolith network that will allow scanners to identify sites within 1,000 light seconds. This should make finding further Guardian ruins considerably easier."
"I would like to thank all those involved for their help. This was not an easy task, but together we have learned a great deal about the Guardians' fascinating culture."
13 FEB 3303
This report presents the latest data on the economic health of the galaxy's minor factions.
Here are the latest factions to experience an economic boom:
Colanja Gold Power Services
Social Zaragas Independents
Brani Federal Holdings
New 31 Aquilae Green Party
G 41-14 Purple Travel Solutions
Brotherhood of LP 98-132
Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities
Boom is usually the result of consistent trade profit and completed trade contracts. When a faction experiences a boom, the wealth of the system it controls temporarily increases and trade missions completed in the system have double the effect on influence. The faction's influence may also increase. Booms typically last until they naturally expire.
Here are the latest factions to experience an economic bust:
Lords of Ngaliba
Chamunda Crimson Gang
i Bootis Central Limited
LHS 535 Silver United Ltd
HIP 6758 Posse
LTT 2622 Crimson Power Solutions
Orishpucho Jet Hand Gang
HIP 5700 Electronics Co
When a faction experiences a bust, the wealth of the system it controls is temporarily reduced and the faction's influence is temporarily diminished. Trade actions do not contribute to boom while a bust is active. A bust typically has to run its course before ending.