15 SEP 3301
Vice President’s Investigation Data Found
A spokesman for Vice President Nigel Smeaton’s family revealed today that a concealed data chit had been recently discovered among his personal belongings. The information stored on the device was encrypted but with the assistance of technicians at the Federal Times they were able to extract some of the information.
The spokesman stated that the data would not be made public at this time, but some of the information might enable the authorities to locate the wreckage of the Highliner Antares. The data has been handed over to the Sirius Corporation as well as investigating officers.
The family’s spokesman declined to answer any questions.
15 SEP 3301
Senator Arissa Lavigny-Duval Calls Impromptu Press Conference
After the day’s Senate deliberations finished, Senator Arissa Lavigny-Duval stopped to answer questions from the assembled reporters. When asked what she considered the most important issue facing the Empire, she replied:
“Most of all the Empire needs stability and continuity. I was privileged to spend some time with Emperor Hengist Duval after he recovered from his coma. He shared with me a vision in which the Empire continues to build on its strengths of justice and tradition.
“It saddens me greatly that anyone, especially someone considering themselves an imperial citizen, could bring an end to such a great man. I consider it my duty to make sure that his vision becomes a reality.”
When asked if that meant she considered herself the heir to the Emperor’s throne, she stated:
“The decision of who will become Emperor is in the hands of the Senate. There are many suitable candidates, and I am honoured to be among them. Whether or not I am crowned, I will continue to work toward the future that Hengist Duval shared with me.”
15 SEP 3301
GalNet Weekly Security Digest
In this weekly report, the latest GalNet data is assembled to present ten minor factions experiencing civil unrest or lockdown in their systems (*).
Here are 10 of the 488 minor factions in lockdown:
BD+42 3917 Free
Movement for Shoujeman Free
Orang Universal Organisation
Gui Xian Patron's Principles
LFT 78 Patron's Principles
Vish Patron's Principles
LHS 3749 Group
Nagi Empire Pact
Armodiang Patrons of Law
People's Epsilon Scorpii Resistance
Lockdowns increase the security rating for a system but also have a negative effect on the system’s wealth. Increased bounty hunting activity can shorten the lockdown period.
Here are 10 of the 715 minor factions experiencing civil unrest:
BD-00 4461 Jet Transport Systems
Values Party of Orishpucho
Brothers of Caihe
Hollos Empire Party
HIP 112829 Co-op
Brothers of Teshub
LTT 14478 Energy Ltd
Charunder State Limited
Civil unrest is caused by illegal activity within the system as well completing contracts from more nefarious sources. The wealth rating and standard of living will suffer when a system contains civil unrest. Combat missions and activities can be utilised to end civil unrest.
* Data is correct at time of publishing.