27 DEC 3304
The Federal Navy has requested a large shipment of Duradrive personal computers from manufacturer Herculean Machines.
Maddox Hurd, the company’s CEO, made this announcement:
“It’s a testament to the Duradrive’s reliability that the Federal Navy wants to make it standard issue, and we are proud to supply them.”
“Fulfilling this order on time requires additional materials, however, so we urgently need deliveries of consumer technology, hardware diagnostic sensors and computer components to Boltzmann Hub in the Blatrimpe system.”
“The campaign is being coordinated by our partner, the Blatrimpe Allied Co Commodities, which has placed a kill order on all wanted ships to keep traders safe. I haven’t ruled out the possibility that our rivals might recruit agitators to disrupt this operation – who knows what Scorpio DeVorrow is up to these days?”
The initiative begins on the 27th of December 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
27 DEC 3304
Initiatives to supply Imperial senator Simone Leatrix’s festivities have reached a conclusion.
Mass deliveries of food and jewels took place in the Cemiess system.
As the campaigns drew to a close, Senator Leatrix made this statement:
“My gratitude goes to those who helped make this celebration possible. I hope the sight of my glittering mountaintop retreat serves as an inspiration in these times of civil disquiet.”
Traders who supported the initiative can now collect their rewards from Mackenzie Relay in the Cemiess system.
27 DEC 3304
Imperial senators supporting the isolationist group Nova Imperium have demanded that Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval acknowledge its figurehead, Hadrian Augustus Duval.
Senator Eloise Winterstone proclaimed to the Senate:
“The Imperial family must officially recognise Hadrian Duval as one of its own. Given that the Emperor has no children, such an act would secure the future of the Duval bloodline.”
Chancellor Anders Blaine replied:
“Our official position is that Nova Imperium is a fringe organisation with no right to determine policy. We have no more to say on the matter.”
Political journalist Cassia Carvalho wrote in The Imperial Herald:
“With the possibility of civil war increasing, the suggestion that Arissa accept Hengist Duval’s grandson as an heir feels like a reasonable compromise. Her lack of response so far has led to accusations of weakness, with many calling on her to step down and for Hadrian Duval to be instated as sovereign ruler.”