22 NOV 3304
A long-standing rivalry between two factions in the Loha system has erupted into full-scale conflict.
The commencement of hostilities was announced on the Vox Galactica news service by Karleen Troy, a freelance warzone reporter:
“Relations were already strained when Loha Holdings accused its rivals of hijacking transport ships and murdering their crews. After the New Loha Party claimed this was a false flag operation designed to discredit them, diplomacy was rapidly replaced by weapons fire.”
“Since neither side has an extensive fleet, both Loha Holdings and the New Loha Party have appealed for support. I’ve received word that they’re offering substantial rewards to independent combat pilots who can aid them in this conflict.”
The two factions have set out week-long operations to take control of the system, which will begin on the 22nd of November 3304.
22 NOV 3304
A spokesperson for Olelbis Holdings has announced that its appeal for commodities has reached a successful conclusion. Hundreds of pilots supported the campaign by delivering goods to Polyakov Orbital, and by eliminating agitators in Olelbis, thereby ensuring the safety of traders.
Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Polyakov Orbital in the Olelbis system.
22 NOV 3304
The Mars Tribune has been closed and its owner arrested in the wake of the spy robot scandal.
The announcement was made by Detective Captain Ramesh Thorne, who was recently reinstated to, and promoted by, the Federal Security Service:
“Kingsley Cordova, editor Lana Sigrid and other employees of The Mars Tribune have been arrested for blackmail and corruption. The newsfeed has been permanently dissolved, and the Cordova Group conglomerate subjected to a government audit.”
“I would like to thank the anonymous whistle-blower who exposed Cordova’s scheme. She has now removed the surveillance program from all Achilles Corporation PA912 robots in exchange for immunity from prosecution.”
Chief Editor Lena Ravenhill wrote in The Federal Times:
“The Mars Tribune abandoned its professional ethics in its hunt for salacious headlines, thereby undermining the role of honest journalism in our society. We are relieved to see justice done.”