22 APR 3303
Last year, the Alliance established a foothold in the California Nebula with the construction of an outpost in the California Sector BA-A E6 system.
Critics of the superpower suggested it was trying to control the system’s barnacles, but the Alliance insisted the outpost was intended solely to support scientific research.
Now, fresh reports indicate that the Alliance is about to expand its presence in the region by establishing both a scientific outpost and an extraction facility in California Sector JH-V c2-12.
Kelvin Masters, a freelance journalist who regularly contributes to the Rewired news feed, commented on the development:
“Of course the Alliance wants the barnacles! They’d never admit it, of course. But that’s not the point. The point is what are the Empire and Federation going to do about it. At the moment they’re preoccupied with Maia and Merope, but sooner or later they’re going to turn their attention to the California Nebula. And when that happens, the situation is going to escalate, I guarantee it.”
22 APR 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:
AG+21 1754 Citizen Party
Eranin Peoples Party
Ross 754 Universal and Co
Allied FK5 2550 Autocracy
FK5 2550 PLC
Luyten's Star Co
Natural Toolfa Nationalists
Bodb Den Advanced Network
United Chimba League
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
Limapa Blue State Commodities
Coalition of Ngaliba
Lords of Ngaliba
Chamunda Crimson Gang
Crimson State Group
LTT 377 Purple General Corp.
Ross 754 Labour
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.
22 APR 3303
This report presents the latest data on expansion and withdrawal among the galaxy's minor factions.
Here are the latest factions to have expanded into new systems:
39 Tauri Interstellar
Co-operative of Brangkalar
Chapter of Hikenk
Tian Xian Inc
Monarchy of Michael Pantazis
Brothers of Alchera
Expansions occur when a minor faction reaches a sufficient level of influence and there is a populated system within striking distance. Expansion is costly, so when a faction expands, the wealth and development level of the system it controls are temporarily reduced.
Here are the latest factions in withdrawal:
Order of Ethgreze
HIP 65921 Silver Bridge Systems
Purple Universal Co
Future of Guayambaan
Kamarada Jet Legal Services
HIP 19198 Future
Factions are considered to be in withdrawal if their level of influence within a system drops below a certain level. If the faction's influence remains low for a total of five days, the faction must leave the system entirely. If the faction manages to increase its level of influence, it remains in the system.