18 AUG 3301
Imperial Citizenry Pays Tribute to Late Emperor
Far from the Hall of Martyrs, Imperial citizens across the Empire have been paying tribute to the late Emperor. Many local system authorities have renamed landmarks and buildings in his honour, and a few have commissioned architects and artists to create new memorials in local capitals. The grandest of these designs has been commissioned by the Facece Empire Party on Topaz, featuring a modernist interpretation of the late Emperor sat atop a triumphal arch in the capital's main square. A statement released by the Facece Empire Party reads: "This minimalist sculpture will represent the spirit of the late Emperor, and all those who went before him, as a caretaker watching over the people".
Pilots’ bars have become more akin to literary salons of late, as commanders attempt to unravel the mystery behind Brendan Paul Darius' motives, and determine the existence of a possible mastermind behind the shocking assassination.
Perhaps the greatest tributes have come from the ordinary Imperial citizenry. In the days since the Emperor's death, the Office of Imperial Statistics has reported a 16% upsurge in newborn males being named "Hengist", reflecting the populace's great affection for their late head of state.
Commander Stateira "Starcloak" Eleshenar
18 AUG 3301
Florence Lavigny Calls for Calm
In her first public appearance since the death of her fiancé Emperor Hengist Duval on their wedding day, Florence Lavigny made a short statement in the Imperial Palace press hall and answered a few questions. Her comments come amongst rising tensions on Capitol.
“We must remember proper decorum in this sad time. Our beloved Emperor would not want his death to be used as an excuse for some of the unpleasantness seen in our city. We should mark his passing with proper quiet reflection and respect for our fellow citizens.”
Although clearly devastated by the loss of her long-time friend, she maintained an air of regal dignity, providing a glimpse of what she might have been as Empress Regent. As well as calling for calm, she recalled earlier times with the Emperor in his youth, even some events while her first husband Prince Aristide Lavigny was still alive. These anecdotes forced smiles from even the most sombre reporters gathered there.
18 AUG 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 415 minor factions in lockdown:
Siki Jet Creative Ltd
Robor Crimson Travel Inc
Aowica Empire Party
HIP 112829 Silver Organisation
Turir Creative Incorporated
Movement for 34 Pegasi Values Party
Jet Energy Co
Calhuacan Empire Party
Revolutionary Party of Ewah
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 670 minor factions experiencing civil unrest:
Jala Jet Camorra
Andracanike Purple Federal Inc
Union of Gliese 868 Green Party
Kamito Patron's Principles
LTT 5053 Crimson Clan
15 Delphini Purple Raiders
Kauruku Empire League
Mbukuravi Jet Brothers
HIP 35246 United Interstellar
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.