27 OCT 3302
Independent reports from the Maia system indicate that a Farragut-class Battlecruiser has taken up position over Maia A 3 a, not far from the personal research base of Professor Ishmael Palin. The Federal vessel is apparently redirecting pilots who stray too close to the site.
The news comes only a day after Professor Palin announced a breakthrough in his research into meta-alloys.
The purpose of the deployment is not immediately apparent, but rival political powers have been quick to condemn the act. Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon described it as "an egregious act of oppression" while Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval said, "The Federation has an obligation to immediately curtail any restriction of Professor Palin's personal freedoms."
Attempts to contact Professor Palin have been unsuccessful.
27 OCT 3302
A spokesperson for the 160 SOAR has announced that the Alliance appeal for construction materials has reached a successful conclusion.
Hundreds of pilots contributed to the campaign, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Tshang City, the organisation's base of operations. The materials will be used to construct an outpost on California Sector BA-A E6 4.
In a statement, the spokesperson said:
"We are immeasurably grateful to the galactic community for its support. The outpost on California Sector BA-A E6 4 will serve as a base for research into the barnacles, allowing us to further our understanding of these fascinating structures. Construction will begin in a matter of weeks."
But the campaign has not been without controversy, with some asserting that the outpost represents an attempt to claim ownership of the organic structures on California Sector BA-A E6 4.
Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Tshang City in the Furuhjelm III-674 system.
27 OCT 3302
A spokesperson for Gyvatices Crimson Advanced Holdings has announced that its appeal for fish and coffee was enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Walter Dock in the Gyvatices system. The commodities will be used in a special fish and coffee festival to honour the late entrepreneur Walter Waldo.
Gyvatices Crimson Advanced Holdings has extended its gratitude to those who supported the campaign.
Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Walter Dock in the Gyvatices system.
27 OCT 3302
Earlier this month, the Pleiades Resource Enterprise entered Maia and rapidly started cementing its presence in the system. In response, the Ant Hill Mob – Maia's current controlling faction – has launched an offensive against Pleiades Resource Enterprise.
With the Federation having recently stationed a Farragut-class Battlecruiser at Maia A 3 a, there is speculation that the appearance of Pleiades Resource Enterprise represents an effort to bring Maia under Federal control.
A spokesperson for the Ant Hill Mob gave a brief statement:
"The Pleiades Resource Enterprise is clearly trying to pave the way for a full Federal takeover of the system. Well, if they want Maia, they're going to have to fight for it."
The Ant Hill Mob has appealed to the galaxy's Imperial pilots for help, promising to generously reward those who support their operation. The Pleiades Resource Enterprise has issued a similar request to Federal pilots.
Both organisations have set out week-long operations, which are scheduled to run from the 27th of October 3302.
27 OCT 3302
The Dangerous Games dominated headlines earlier this year, as some of galaxy's most powerful minor factions took part in a brutal battle for supremacy.
After weeks of fierce competition involving hundreds of independent pilots, it was the EG Pilots who emerged victorious. Having spent the intervening months consolidating their assets, the EG Pilots are now ready to enter the galactic stage. Consequently, the temporary restriction on preparatory activity in systems within 30 light years of the Clayakarma, Nauo, Gyhldekala, Boga and Kpaniya systems – imposed by the United Research Council partly to allow the EG Pilots an opportunity to secure their position – has now been lifted.
Like all powers, the organisation will seek the support of the galaxy's independent pilots, who will play a central role in its fate.
Very little is known about the group's leader, Yuri Grom, although he is understood to have started his career in the Federal Navy, reaching the rank of Admiral before parting with the Federation and entering politics. Following a brief conflict in the Euryale system, in which Grom clashed with his former Federal allies, the ex-admiral emerged as the leader of his own independent power.
Propaganda distributed by the EG Pilots offers a succinct description of Grom:
"Yuri is idolized by his supporters and respected throughout his controlled systems. His support among the populace is absolute, his dominion unshakable."
One thing is for sure – Grom's career, and the future of the EG Pilots, promises to be anything but boring.
27 OCT 3302
This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.
Here are the latest factions to hold elections:
Furuhjelm III-674 PLC
Furuhjelm III-674 Federal Ltd2
Gomm Crua Dynamic Company
League of Caduvul League
Defence Party of Thrite
Lu Dis Dynamic Industries
Purple United Exchange
Carpaka Central Industry
BD-10 5142 Purple Vision Limited
Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.