17 FEB 3303
Audit records from MetaDrive Inc., acquired by the Sirius Corporation last year, have been leaked into public data silos by persons unknown.
While the majority of the data is unremarkable, one record mentions 'wake suppression', prompting some commentators to speculate on a possible connection to MetaDrive's work on hyperdrive systems.
A spokesperson for the Sirius Corporation responded by saying:
"We do not typically comment on leaks of this nature, but we can certainly allay any fears that the Sirius Corporation is conducting experimental hyperdrive research. The document in question simply refers to research into sleep-management technology for long-haul travel."
17 FEB 3303
This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.
Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:
New 31 Aquilae Green Party
Ross 754 Universal and Co
Fusang Fortune Commodities
Liberty Party of Zeessze
Alpha Centauri Gold Brotherhood
Gliese 868 Services
Luyten 674-15 Industries
Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.
Here are the latest factions to experience war:
Colanja Gold Power Services
Official Darkates Freedom Party
Order of Ethgreze
Coalition of Ngaliba
Laedla and Co
The Pilots Federation
Independents of Mildeptu
HR 3954 Crew
People's Changthini for Equality
Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.