27 MAY 3302
Business leaders Darnielle's Progress in the Maia system have announced a sale of meta-alloys. Their spokesman, Larry Oldman, had this to say.
"We have a stockpile of meta-alloys, and in the current climate it would be foolish for us to ignore the income potential for them."
Researchers, including Professor Palin, who operates from the same system, have declared the move as unwise.
"We don't know the full potential of these materials, and selling them to just anybody could be a recipe for disaster."
27 MAY 3302
Cynthia Sideris, chair of Universal Cartographics, made a brief comment outside UC headquarters this morning on Jasmina Halsey's ostensibly unsuccessful search for the "architects of creation":
"Whether or not President Halsey's 'architects' exist is open to question, but chances are that some form of non-human sentience exists in our galaxy. We've received data from as far as Beagle Point, but even that represents only an infinitesimal fraction of known stars in the galaxy. We can only keep looking."
President Halsey's psychological review continues.
Commander Stateira Eleshenar
Zandu Science Journal | Interstellar Press
27 MAY 3302
This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.
Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:
Khronos Jet Mafia
People's Cegreeth Values Party
Liberty Party of Bodhinga
Law Party of Taotiges
Liberty Party of Lambda Andromedae
Lambda Andromedae Blue Ind
Society of Asurasairu
HIP 64059 and Co
Union of Wolf 1301 Union Party
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:
CM Draconis Clan
LTT 9164 Jet Creative Inc
Social Huh Free
Apathaam Patron's Principles
Independent 9 G. Carinae Independents
V2160 Cygni Values Party
Siddha Vision PLC
The Order of Mobius
Ross 311 Dominion
Mu Horologii Jet Legal and Co
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.