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FUNERAL FOR FC Edit

Posted By: Michela Article: JUNE02-1 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sat Jun 01 12:04:46 3002

Councillor Amanda Ramalan announced to press this morning that a state funeral with full honors will be held for Councillor Paul Truffaut on Tuesday June 4th at 8:00 PM Concordance Time at St Thomas' Cathedral. Dignitaries from across the galaxy are invited to pay their respects but are advised to contact Councillor ramlan with their intention to attend%rMartha Cavelera, SNN

Salvaging company announces ship auction! Edit

Posted By: Khamura Article: JUNE02-2 Reported To: INN Reported On: G'ahnlo Reported At: Sat Jun 01 21:18:33 3002

G'AHNLO - In a sober matter-of-fact press release, the G'ahnli company Interspatial Salvage Inc. announced that it will be auctioning off their most recent batch of salvaged ships on Saturday 8th, 6 PM Standard Concordance Time (=EST), on the public panding pad of G'ahnlo. The ships for sale, says ISI spokesfish Jowoblol, "are a Streak class transport, slightly damaged, hroml, a decommissioned sailfighter of the Columbus class -- without weapons! --, a Chandler class freighter, a Fortuna class freighter, and a shuttle, Donkey class. Hroml, all of those are equipped with sails and thus equipped for OS ring travel, hroml."Jowoblol went on to say that the price for all used ships will be half of the introduction price, safe for the fighter at 3/4 the usual price. Absentee bids will be accepted via mail, but without guarantee.Hobabl, Independent News Network, G'ahnlo

Castor under siege! Edit

Posted By: Gallahad Article: JUNE02-3 Reported To: INN Reported On: Castor Reported At: Sat Jun 01 22:46:44 3002

Reports coming in from Castor are reporting that the planet of Castor has just become under a full blockade. All traffic to and from the planet has been cut off. The reports say that the unidentified ship that arrived in orbit around the planet last week, now identified as the Sai Ra'non, is the cause of the blockade.Also, it is being reported that the owners of the Sai Ra'non, a race calling themselves the Almedae, have made an ultimadum to the Castori, requiring them to vacate Castor or face forceible removal.Castori officials were unavailable to comment on the crisis developing.

CS: Olivaw signs Edit

Posted By: Gadget Article: JUNE02-4 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sun Jun 02 11:05:00 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - Chief Engineer Daneel Olivaw of Concordance Station Engineering Services, in private signing held earlier today, lodged his intent to ratify the Concordance Constitution. Justice Edison Roucoulet affirmed as witness. "I am really encouraged by the creation of this constitution," said Mr. Olivaw. "The people who live and work here on Concordance deserve a sane, healthy government, and I believe that this will give us one."With the Chief Engineer's signature now secured, the Constitution requires only one more: that of Chief Executive Officer Ebonpelt Dreamchaser. Under the legislative document, Ms. Dreamchaser would be inducted as Vice President of Concordance Station. INN will keep you up to date on any further developments.

Rumor: CSIS director starts jewelry line? Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-5 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sun Jun 02 11:10:44 3002

ENAJ, SIVAD - Shoppers at Jarrod's of Sivad in Sanjuni Plaza were amused to discover a line of jewelry that apparently features the name of Concordance Station Internal Security director Redtail Quicksilver.Is the director preparing for a career change? We couldn't reach him for comment, but we did talk to an assistant to the secretary to the third in command of the buying pool at Jarrod's, who indicated that it's possible.

TML Ship and Crew Missing Edit

Posted By: RedShield Article: JUNE02-6 Reported To: INN Reported On: Antimone Reported At: Sun Jun 02 16:08:11 3002

Nova, one of the leaders of the Timonae Merchant League, announced today that the Fortuna Class ship, TML Dolce Vita, and it's crew have not been heard of since 8 May 3002."I get reports from the Dolce Vita for every fare." Nova stated, "Who, where and how much is always included. Lude loves sending in reports, the Lady watch over them. I was hoping they were just out having a really long good time. But since this lack of reports is not like Lude, we're concerned for their safety."The crew of the TML Dolce Vita consisted of Lude Sunkae and Kazi Murat. Sunkae stands 6'3 with silver hair clipped close to the scalp. A lock of hair hangs from each of his temples to his shoulders. Murat's height is 6'5 with silver hair kept at shoulder length and shaved on the left side of his head. The last fare was taking a Vollistan named Volintar from Sivad to Concordance Station on May 8th, about 12:35 Concordance time. The leaders of TML would like to speak to this customer of theirs as soon as he can be found.TML is offering a reward of 25000 credits for information leading to the recovery of ship and crew. Please contact Nova at PDA #7122. (OOC: if you don't have a pda, just @mail her ICly)./.\ TML News Alert /.\

CS Powwow Moved to Quaquan Edit

Posted By: Stargazer Article: JUNE02-7 Reported To: QRS Reported On: Quaquan Reported At: Sun Jun 02 16:54:35 3002

The Qua Powwow that was to be held in the Concordance Station's Safari Dome has been postponed and moved to Quaquan. "We have had to reconsider the Powwow we were going to present on the station." Ambassador Stargazer told Restless Star, "This is due to the insistence of their justice department that WindSong leave Concordance Station as soon as he is released."The Ambassador went on to say that the QM Starchaser will be bringing WindSong and the delegation home as soon as he's released. "It is with great joy that we look forward to walking again on Mother Quaquan. WindSong has suffered greatly at being kept from Father Sky and sun of his home world." the Ambassador said, "So to celebrate his release from captivity and homecoming we will hold a Powwow ceremony in a couple of weeks. Everyone will be invited, Offworlders are most welcome to attend and are encouraged to do so." Because Ambassador does not have a date or time when CSIS is to release their too long held prisoner, the exact date and time of the open Powwow at Four Corners will be announced at a later date.<<- ChattingBird RedCloud : Restless Star Cub Reporter ->>

FLASH: Standoff in space Edit

Posted By: Gadget Article: JUNE02-8 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sun Jun 02 22:19:19 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - Breaking news from outer space of the Demar binary system: Concordance Station has activated her shields and appears to be in yet another standoff of a vessel of corvette class. Local space traffic has been ordered to vacate the area, and we are monitoring what appears to be an attempt at communication on the general space channels. INN will keep your apprised as this situation unfolds.

Destination: Nocturn Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-9 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sun Jun 02 23:47:12 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - The vessel formerly known as Sanctuary, which has spent the last two years perched in the Demar System since her return from Hiverspace, will soon be bound for a new location: Nocturn.That's according to Concordance Station's proprietor, Oswald Cottington IV, who intends his station to serve as a stopoff for tourists and researchers bound to visit the world where the Kamir and the Ri'Kammi had their last stand, where OtherSpace Drives died, and where ships like the Minerva and the Argonaut mysteriously disappeared.He did not say how soon the station might be ready to go mobile, but the engines are functional.In other news, Cottington indicated he would travel to Sivad on Tuesday to attend the funeral of Councillor Truffaut.

CS: CONSTITUTION RATIFIED Edit

Posted By: Gadget Article: JUNE02-10 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Mon Jun 03 02:33:54 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - INN has learned that amid the early minutes of the turmoil in Demar space late yesterday, CEO Ebonpelt Dreamchaser did sign to ratify the Concordance Constitution. This signature, witnessed by the Honorable Justice Edison Roucoulet, marks the final touch needed for the legislative document to become effective. "Following the signing of this document," said Ms. Ebonpelt, "I hope that myself and my colleagues will be able to guide the people of the station toward new levels of happiness and prosperity."Pursuant to the document, current divisional heads of Concordance Station will be sworn into office. It is expected that President Cottington shall take his oath of office in a public inaugural ceremony to be held at an unspecified time.

Telepath Corps announces changes! Edit

Posted By: Khamura Article: JUNE02-11 Reported To: INN Reported On: Quaquan Reported At: Mon Jun 03 12:40:51 3002

QUAQUAN - In a small press conference held yesterday in the Four Corners Hotel on Quaquan, which went by largely unnoticed as it was overshadowed by the events on and near Concordance Station, Galactic Telepath Corps Coordinator Voliiroune announced that "after the loss of our assets in the Shinaran Drift, namely our main guild complex on Shinara Station, the Corps council unanimously agreed that in times of hardship such as these, our efforts need to be spearheaded more clearly. Therefore, the council voted to enact paragraph 14B of the guild charter, which during times of trial gives a person chosen by the council full executive, legislative and judicial powers concerning all Corps matters, of internal as well as external nature. I have been deeply honoured by the councillors' choice of myself as this person. The necessary formal papers have been signed by all parts of the council and thus ratified and authorized this Sunday morning, second of June 3002, and are effective immediately."The first announcement the newly appointed guild leader made included assuring the press representatives present that "steps are being made to bring back a fully functional guild hall. We have several options that are being looked at in greater detail, and I am hopeful that one of these possibilities will yield a fruitful outcome for all."Jonathan Hummingbird, Independent News Network, Quaquan

RUMOR: CSIS restructuring planned? Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-12 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Tue Jun 04 00:51:16 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - Sources close to Concordance Station proprietor and soon-to-be-sworn-in President Oswald Cottington tonight indicated that a restructuring may be in the works for troubled Concordance Station Internal Security.The organization, that source says, may be completely revamped from top to bottom.When reached for comment, Cottington would neither confirm or deny the rumor. He did confirm, however, that he planned to meet with Director Redtail Quicksilver of the CSIS when the director returns from leave.

E!RN: Ghosts from the Drift? Edit

Posted By: Bahamut Article: JUNE02-13 Reported To: E!RN Reported On: Demaria Reported At: Tue Jun 04 01:16:13 3002

The less than aptly named "Standoff" between Concordance Station and the Alien Corvette "Phoenix Rain" came to an abrupt end last night in an event which ushered in both news of joy and sorrow to E!RN's Demarian office after the Station allowed the Corvette to land safely upon Demaria after ensuring that it did not fall foul or interfere with training drills being conducted around Demaria at that time... The joy - felt by all here in E!RN by those who worked within the Shinaran Drift - came with the revelation that Darktail Farstalker - Commander of what was once Shinara Station - and all those who were aboard the Rolling Thunder which remained behind until the end as was assumed lost in the conflict *are* indeed believed to all be alive and well, having finally returned home to the core, making planetfall upon Demarian in ownership of the Alien Corvette that was believed to have caused so much strife around Concordance last night. The sorrow - also felt by all here in E!RN by those who worked within the Shinaran Drift - came with the added revelation others in the Battle of Shinara perished also that the universe was not aware of. In the end though, it is the opinion of E!RN that neither CSIS or the crew of the Phoenix Rain are to blame for any rumours about any events that are not of what we're reporting that have spawned in the past day, but are in fact all the fault of the CASTORI ALIENS, and the active imaginations the encounter with Concordance provoked into spinning off wild tales and allegations. Viewers of INN may remember that recently these aliens took unprovoked shots at Concordance, and in turn had the Station remain on high alert. It is because of this high alert caused by these aliens that prompted the rumours of these events, and no doubt have blown these tales and third-party rumours totally out of proportion - the creators wishing to cause some media hype that's more than just a ship returning home and Concordance Security in training - after all, if such wild reports were true, E!RN would have been the /first/ to bring them to you! So, in conclusion, E!RN would like to remind our viewers what our main points are: 1. That the return of the crew of the Rolling Thunder is a good thing. 2. That nothing more than a vessel returning home, and training drills, occured around Concordance upon the third of this month. 3. That Castori Aliens are bad for news, spawing wild and fantastic tales and rumours in the wake, and should not be mentioned again by anybody. <>=- Tailstripe Newscatcher -=<>=- E!RN: Demaria -=<>E!RN: The Spin Starts Here!

Sandwalker pleased by news Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-14 Reported To: INN Reported On: Demaria Reported At: Tue Jun 04 01:30:25 3002

GLEAMING STAR, DEMARIA - Word that Darktail Farstalker survived the recent destruction of Shinara Station, and had in fact returned at long last to his homeworld of Demaria, came as welcome news to Stumppaw Sandwalker.Sandwalker, a leading noble in the city and grandfather to Farstalker's would-be bride, Shiningcoat, said he expected she would be overjoyed by the news.As for Stumppaw Sandwalker's personal feelings: "I am not disheartened by the revelation that Darktail Farstalker still draws breath, and it is good that Altheor saw fit to bless him and his crew with the fortune of finding their way back home."

Funeral fashion faux pas Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-15 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Tue Jun 04 17:44:25 3002

ENAJ, SIVAD - Tonight's funeral for the late Councillor Paul Truffaut at St. Thomas' Cathedral already has drawn throngs of crowds to the streets of Enaj as the galaxy's elite and, of course, the creme de le creme of Sivad, prepare to pay their final respects to the fallen leader.And what Sivadian soiree would be complete without a fashion roundup by SNN's couteur consultant, Lily Yves St. Salamanca du Prez?"Expect to see an abundance of dark blue, dark gray, and various shades of black," Yves St. Salamanca du Prez said. "Although this is really a season for lighter, cheerier colors, most attendees will reflect the somberness of this event through their mode of dress."Exceptions are possible, however."Ruby Montegue is likely to attend, and how can anyone forget the red-sequined dragon dress and high-rise heel ensemble she wore to the 2995 funeral of Bishop Cannery?"

CS: Cottington Inaugurated Edit

Posted By: Gadget Article: JUNE02-16 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Wed Jun 05 19:52:25 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - In a quiet ceremony held at the Observation Dome minutes ago, Oswald Cottington IV was sworn in as the first President of Concordance Station. "Even with the catchy new title, you'll be doing the same job that you've always done, Mr. President. You'll be serving Concordance in the best interest of the citizens."That's according to Chief Justice Lyle Walliser, who administered the Oath of the Presidency amid a crowd of supporters and station officials. Said Cottington in his inaugural address: "We are in a time of new challenges, but I believe that Concordance Station and the Concordance of Free Worlds are poised to meet those challenges."

CSIS gets new chief Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-17 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Wed Jun 05 22:15:06 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - Shortly after his inauguration as president, Oswald Cottington chaired a meeting of the Concordance Station Internal Affairs Committee.The board met in closed session, with the following outcome: Redtail Quicksilver is out as chief of Concordance Station Internal Security, and has been replaced by Trak'gar, the Vanguard general who resigned his commission Wednesday night so he could accept the civilian law enforcement oversight post.This move comes after months of tumult in the department, including several embarrassing diplomatic incidents.But this was not the only change afoot. The general's resignation heralds the impending dissolution of the Vanguard. Sources in the president's office confirmed that the loss of the Minerva and the Argonaut, coupled with the redundancy of the military organization within the Concordance of Free Worlds, it is simply too costly to maintain the Vanguard.Most likely, sources say, elements of the Vanguard and the CSIS would be merged into a Concordance Defense Force - a civilian force dealing with threats to peace in and around the station. But such drastic restructuring would require the ratification of amendments to the new constitution. That may take some time.Meanwhile, Colonel Theodore Pendleton is assuming command of Vanguard forces, including the Nova Genesis base on Val Shohob.

RUMOR: Neidermeyer faked death Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-18 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Thu Jun 06 18:08:54 3002

SHADOWHEART, TOMIN KORA - One of the latest rumors heard in the murky dimness of the Last Call Tavern on Tomin Kora is that former Cabrerra henchman Colin Neidermeyer, believed killed by Nemoni pirates earlier this year, actually faked his death.The rumor suggests that Neidermeyer, fearing prosecution on charges stemming from a failed Guardian Fleet effort in the year 3000 to introduce a deadly virus to Demaria's atmosphere, made it appear as though he died.Others think that's just silly - after all, Neidermeyer was seen plummeting to his death from the Cabrerra Industries building. Wasn't he?

More Odarites seen on TK Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-19 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Fri Jun 07 14:04:19 3002

SHADOWHEART, TOMIN KORA - It seems that the rumors surrounding the Odarite Merchant Guild and Tomin Kora were true.In a conversation overheard by an anonymous source in a Shadowheart tavern last night, plans were discussed for a new branch of the OMG to be constructed in Shadowheart. Details are few, but the possibility of the OMG and Cabrerra Industries being allied in some way has been viewed with alarm by business leaders.Asked if she thought the new arrangement between two such large conglomerates would make competition more difficult for smaller businesses, Expedient Aerospace's CEO Jai Remotae had this to say:"If it IS true, then yes - there's a definite concern among businessbeings that the balance of trade will be disturbed. But we don't really believe that OMG will ally with Cabrerra. It's just a rumor."Rumor or not, it is known for certain that Odarite activity on Tomin Kora has increased. Are they just there for the scenery? Only time will tell.

Ubercast to appear on holovids Edit

Posted By: Gallahad Article: JUNE02-20 Reported To: INN Reported On: Castor Reported At: Fri Jun 07 15:15:32 3002

Castori government officials announced today that Ubercast Wulkachim will be making a speech over the holovid network Saturday night at 9 pm, Concordance Standard Time. The officials say he will be speaking about the present siutation involving the Almedae blockade of the planet.

Council to Meet Edit

Posted By: Aeolus Article: JUNE02-21 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Fri Jun 07 17:53:33 3002

/Grand Enaj, Sivad/ An announcement from the Council of Equals today reveals that there will be a public, emergency session of the Council of Equals to discuss the problems in the provinces. The meeting, called by the acting member from Ynos, Rt. Hon. Harrold Warren, is for the purpose of addressing the problems of riots and civil disorder, and also holds a special and unusual item. The Council will be addressed, at the request of Mr. Warren, by Hon. Kathryn Lindsay, Premier of Ynos.The Council of Equals meets only rarely in emergency session, the last time being immidately following the Nialesia Revolt. However, the status of the council to meet at all, given its dissolved status, is questionable at best. Still, leaders from all parties have agreed to the meeting, which will occur tonight at 8:30 PM (concordance time) in the Council Meeting Room. The announcement also stated that the special meeting order made the meeting open to the public. Security is expected to be tight, given recent terrorist actions. /Neville McNamara/

CS: Repairs complete Edit

Posted By: Gadget Article: JUNE02-22 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Fri Jun 07 21:10:52 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - Concordance Station Engineering Services today completed repairs and refurbishment of the colony vessel, ending an endeavor started by President Cottington one month prior. "It's basically all done but for some final checks and paperwork," said Michael Brochers, Senior Engineer for CSES. "This was a historic project and it was an exciting ride."Crews that were repairing the flight deck, replacing support beams in the station quarters, or reinforcing superstructure struts began the duty of packing up their materials and taking down caution tape. Said a junior engineer who was supervising the cleanup process on the flight deck, "We'll be gone by the end of the day."According to estimations, CSES inspectors and specialists are expected to complete their tests and certify the vessel capable of handling spacial movement by the end of next week.

YNOS SECEDES BLOCKADE ORDERED Edit

Posted By: Plymouth Article: JUNE02-23 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sat Jun 08 01:24:17 3002

(Enaj, Sivad) - Moments after Ynosian Premier Kathryn Lindsay announced that Ynos was seceding from Sivad, the remaining members of the Council of Equals voted to order the HNS to establish a blockade against the rebel province.The hastily organised meeting of the Council of Equals, which was technically dissolved a month ago, ended in chaos. Home Secretary Peter Delarme and Councillor Frederick Chamberlain nearly engaged in a fistfight after each made disparaging remarks against the other. The Councillors eventually agreed, however, to order HNS Admiral Thelonious Cobb to erect a blockade to halt ships leaving or travelling to Ynos.It is not known how Admiral Cobb will react to the orders, which may or may not be legal. However, observers expect that Cobb will continue to be loyal to the central government -- such as it is.Martha Cavalera

Delarme hospitalized Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-24 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sat Jun 08 09:55:17 3002

ENAJ, SIVAD - Home Secretary Peter Delarme has been hospitalized in a private rehabilitation clinic to be treated for exhaustion and hypertensive disorder in the wake of Friday's emergency Council of Equals meeting.During the meeting, Delarme became furious, shouting at colleagues and nearly coming to blows with Councillor Fredrick Charles Chamberlain.It is unknown how long he might remain hospitalized.

Governor's Joining postponed Edit

Posted By: Freyssinet Article: JUNE02-25 Reported To: INN Reported On: La terre Reported At: Sat Jun 08 17:07:26 3002

This just in.Governor Freyssinet and senator Thazz decided to postpone the ceremony until end July. When asked the reason, the governor told that her young child was presently sick, and needing special attention.

Millions of Yojj Missing Edit

Posted By: Plymouth Article: JUNE02-26 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sat Jun 08 17:15:49 3002

(Enaj, Sivad) - The Auditor-General of Sivad has announced that over $50 million yojj have gone missing from the government treasury since the collapse of the Truffaut government last month.Gene Meyers told the Sivadian Press that he suspected that civil servants had embezzled the money in the chaos following the government's collapse. Meyers believes that more money may have disappeared, but that in the current political climate he did not have the resources to investigate fully.Numerous departments of the government, including the Homeland Naval Service, have already been forced to stop paying employees.Martha Cavalera, Sivadian Press

15 soldiers missing! Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-27 Reported To: INN Reported On: Val Shohob Reported At: Sat Jun 08 20:49:23 3002

NOVA GENESIS, VAL SHOHOB - Fifteen Vanguard Marines assigned to Nova Genesis base on Val Shohob are missing and presumed absent without leave.Colonel Theodore Pendleton, Vanguard commander, confirmed the situation tonight, but he would not speculate as to whether the departure of the soldiers had anything to do with recent reports that President Oswald Cottington IV intends to deactivate the Vanguard."No, morale isn't high about that news," Pendleton said, "but these were loyal soldiers. They wouldn't just disappear like this. We've had no incoming or outgoing ship traffic, and no tracks leading off toward the Serrata or Overlook Mesa. They're just gone. Poof. Rucksacks and all. The investigation continues."

GALAXY'S DUMBEST CRIMINALS III Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-28 Reported To: INN Reported On: Grimlahd Reported At: Sat Jun 08 21:21:40 3002

AKRIL, GRIMLAHD - So maybe we were wrong when we said nothing could top the bank robber who locked himself in a vault full of safe deposit boxes booby-trapped with flesh-eating microbes.Tonight, in a daring and deadly raid on the planet Grimlahd, a group of thieves ripped off about 70,000 credits in silver bars, committed a couple of murders and a mindrape - and even as this report is filed, they are being chased.And which ship is it? Yes, folks, it's the Lotus - a source of some controversy in the Ungstir sector in recent weeks, as a certain Timonae named Erikatze (not the grocer, that was Naxar Arraj, keep your Timmies straight!) fought to prove ownership of the vessel.Good Lord, you'd think they would at least have the common sense to change the name before trying to pull off a stunt like this.Oh, well, like our old friend Charles Darwin once said: "Better lucky than dumb. Better dumb than dead. Better dead than Lunite."

Castori will not leave says Ubercast Edit

Posted By: Gallahad Article: JUNE02-29 Reported To: INN Reported On: Castor Reported At: Sat Jun 08 21:58:20 3002

In a speech broadcasted throughout the galaxy today, Ubercast Wulkachim of Castor defiantly announced that he will not order the evacuation of the Castori race from the planet, despite threats of war that come with the decision.In the speech, the Ubercast said that the Almedae "have no right to force the Castori people from their homes" and that the Almedae will have to "take Castor from us." The Ubercast also addressed Castor's allies in asking for their help, but also having caution in doing so. He said that the Castori are working on fighting on their own, without endangering their allies.Sensor scans report that the Sai Ra'non, the massive colony ship of the Almedae, is still in low orbit around Castor. The Ubercast's warning of a planetary bombardment beginning were confirmed at the close of the speech when a detonation could be heard in the distance.

TK: Haven of peace? Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-30 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Sat Jun 08 22:26:13 3002

SHADOWHEART, TOMIN KORA - Secessions on Sivad. Craters on Castor. Gung-ho grifters on Grimlahd. When will the madness end?That's what Cabrerra Industries spokesman Lawrence Putnam wants to know."In a universe gone mad, rely on Tomin Kora to be the one place in the galaxy where you can go to avoid the travails of political squabbling, ancient aliens coming to reclaim their homeland, or brain-dead criminals who actually make it *off-planet* after pulling off an incredibly stupid heist," Putnam said. "Tomin Kora has no politics. It's a dead planet outside the dome, so no one to come calling - and who WOULD? And our brain-dead criminals usually die in the dark alleys. The rest of the known worlds may be going insane. Tomin Kora is the calm center of it all."

Update from Grimlahd Edit

Posted By: Garbage Article: JUNE02-31 Reported To: INN Reported On: Grimlahd Reported At: Sat Jun 08 23:12:47 3002

As mentioned in a previous report earlier this evening the Yacht class ship "Lotus", infamous after the recent events around Ungstir, arrived on the private landing pad of the Gortash Mining and Trade company just outside Akril. In the next few minutes two individuals, a Timonae and a Vollistan, started a orgy of murder through the company properties, it is believed that three individuals were killed, and another two attacked psionicly. The ship then fled through the OS ring to Quaquan before the navy could respond. Minutes later the GFG Grenshi jumped in through the same ring and immediatly turned to pursue the Lotus. The GMT building itself is currently cordened off by the Grimlahd militia and only the information that the attack lead to the theft of a number of silver bars has been released. Councillor Goknreln has issued a statment, but the Government is otherwise remaining silent. "I am currently on Sivad, and last night witnessed the anarchy of their council in the current situation, an anarchy that I smugly believed Grimlahd was safe from. This dishonourable pair have brutaly murdered three hardworking Grimlahi and Zangali, then sent the minds of two more into torment. As best we can work out they achieved this mainly through the use of psionics, and simple to cease wealth. I wish the best to the crew of the Grenshi who are hunting down these murderers, and will seek to find a way to prevent anything such as this from happening again."That is the statement the councilor sent from Sivad, where he is currently oberving the situation with the council of equals.

Earth storms diminishing Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-32 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Sat Jun 08 23:37:17 3002

HESPERIA, MARS - Scientists at the University of Hesperia today confirmed that the plasma storms that have been sweeping Earth since the devastating explosions of December 3000 are finally beginning to diminish."At the current rate, a particularly skilled pilot should be able to navigate through the remaining turbulence by the end of this year," said Dr. Felix Patterson. "It is our intention to send a few unmanned probes to the surface in the coming months, followed by a manned mission near the end of the year."No matter how positive this news may sound, scientists warn that Earth is still centuries, perhaps millennia, from a recovery. The storms may abate, but they will not cease for quite some time. Civilization will still be limited to the handful of undersea colonies."But, we will finally be able to render aid to the survivors," Patterson said.

Girl injured in flight deck accident Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-33 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sat Jun 08 23:44:50 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - An eleven year old girl was seriously injured today when a crate was dislodged in a Flight Deck cargo area, partially crushing her chest.The girl was rushed to Medbay, where an immediate operation was required to save her life. Treating physicians report her condition as "critical, but stable." She remains on life-support at this time.Although the victim's name has yet to be released, she is understood to be of Qua descent.Witnesses to the accident say that the girl was playing in an area where she should not have been, and that Flight Deck staff and safety procedures were not at fault.

Lotus Captured Edit

Posted By: Garbage Article: JUNE02-34 Reported To: inn Reported On: Grimlahd Reported At: Sun Jun 09 23:42:45 3002

The Lotus was siezed by the Grimlahd navy earlier today after unsuccessfuly seaking sanctuary on Quaquan, however a Grimlahd naval vessel was in active persuit and both vessels were ordered to take their dispute elsewhere. Both ships then moved to the Quaquan OS ring, where shortly afterwards the Lotus surrendered and allowed the GFG Grenshi to board. Grimlahd government sources report that two individuals suspected to be those who carried out yesterdays attack were taken into custody, along with several other individuals who were aboard. Other finds included the entire stash of stolen silver, a small quantity of restricted drugs and a huge array of illegal weapons and equipment. Reportedly more assault rifles than people were found aboard, along with other weapons less easily identifiable.It is expected that all those found aboard will be tried by the council of Grimlahd as soon as possible, popular opinion on Grimlahd does seem to be in favour of the two perpetraters of the orginial crime suffering execution. It remains to see what the the citizens of other worlds think of this however, certainly the Grimlahd government has already posted request for engineers to repair and refit the captured vessel, possibly pointing to an ulterior motive.

Disturbance at Ungstiri Outfitters Edit

Posted By: Russkaya Article: JUNE02-35 Reported To: UIS Reported On: Ungstir Reported At: Mon Jun 10 00:04:24 3002

What should have been a quiet after hours at the Ungstiri Outfitters shop in the city of Resilience was broken by the sudden arrival and then equally sudden dispersal of the local Militia.While Militia has yet to release the exact details of the incident, it appears that Starshij Serzhant Maksimets Predislovich reported some manner of security breach within the outfitters, only to later send away the aid he had initially requested. The Sargent was then seen escorting four people from the shop, taking measures to ensure their privacy. Those involved include two women, a Qua and a yet unidentified minor.-- Dominic Koromov, UIS

Jumpsail production dwindling Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-36 Reported To: INN Reported On: Castor Reported At: Mon Jun 10 19:29:47 3002

URSINIRU, CASTOR - Since the advent of the Almedae blockade around Castor, supplies of components critical to the functionality of jumpsail engines and sail assemblies have been becoming more and more scarce.This has crippled production in many major ship construction facilities around the galaxy, and is also making it difficult to maintain the vessels with any level of reliability. When a component breaks, new parts cannot be ordered because Castor remains unreachable, and any vessel that launches faces certain destruction.Beyond that, officials fear that if the Almedae launch a full tactical assault on the planet, the OtherSpace Ring network itself may be jeopardized, as it is operated from a central control facility on Castor.

Movement on Sivad to Require Pass Edit

Posted By: Plymouth Article: JUNE02-37 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Tue Jun 11 15:48:19 3002

(Enaj, Sivad) - SHIELD announced today that all access to sensitive areas and transit systems on Sivad will be subject to a Free Movement Pass for the duration of the current crisis.SHIELD checkpoints will be set up at all transit stations and at access points to sensitive areas. Citizens who wish to pass through the checkpoints will need to apply to a SHIELD officer for a permit. Permits will be allocated only to people with a valid reason to travel on Sivad, for business or for other acceptable reasons.This is just one more way the Government of Sivad is making Sivad a safer place for all Sivadians. Please cooperate with authorities as the new system is put into place.Martha Cavalera, Sivadian State Information Service

CS: Fire chief resigns Edit

Posted By: Gadget Article: JUNE02-38 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Tue Jun 11 19:19:02 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - Just a week after Concordance Station's new constitution was ratified, granting Fire Chief William Herman a life term, he is delegating the reins to someone else. "For over two years now, I've had the honor of leading a fine group of people in a noble undertaking," said the 60 year old chief. "Today, I pass this challenge on."The designee, Johann Neilson, was promoted at today's press conference to the rank of Chief of the Department. Commented Herman, "He's got all the makings of a brilliant leader." The outgoing chief plans to provide part-time fire protection consulting services to various organizations.

Odarite Merchant Guild plans confirmed Edit

Posted By: Roach Article: JUNE02-39 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Thu Jun 13 02:16:30 3002

SHADOWHEART, TOMIN KORA - In confirmation of what some have called the business world's worst-kept secret, the Odarite Merchant Guild announced today that construction would commence on a new branch in the city of Shadowheart.With the groundbreaking ceremony to take place some time in the next week, the Guild issued a press release which states that the new branch will be self-sufficient after an initial construction phase. It will be responsible for all transactions in the sector.It continues: "OMG are delighted at the opportunity to work with all Shadowheart businesses in furthering the prosperity of the entire region.""I'll bet they are," remarked Int Vrinata, an independent trader in the Tomin Kora sector, when CIN approached him for comment this afternoon. "If OMG allies with Cabrerra Industries it'll be the largest resource pool this part of the universe has ever seen. You know what they're calling it, don't you? Bugs Meet Thugs."OMG representatives were not available for comment today. The rumour that several Odarites have suffered injury at the hands of muggers since arriving on Tomin Kora remains unconfirmed.

OMG wins auction rights Edit

Posted By: Roach Article: JUNE02-40 Reported To: INN Reported On: Grimlahd Reported At: Thu Jun 13 05:55:33 3002

AKRIL, GRIMLAHD - In a statement released today, the Grimlahdi government announced that the Odarite Merchant Guild had won the rights to auction seized property from the recently-captured yacht "Lotus".According to the statement, a large cache of arms, high-tech equipment and other valuables was seized from the Lotus following its use in the unsuccessful silver heist of June 8th. After short negotiations, the OMG emerged with the contract and will auction the goods tomorrow.Negotiator W'tak'krr, leader of the successful OMG bid, declared that the auction will be held tomorrow (the 14th) at 9 PM Concordance station time, on Odari. "We have prepared a secure display area in the Plush District where interested parties may view the items for sale," the Odarite advised in an interview this morning. "There is an extraordinary variety of merchandise - truly, something for everyone!"Items on offer include: various small arms, notably 3 flechette pistols; body armour of various kinds; scanners and other personal equipment; jetpacks; laser drills; PDA's; psi blockers; assorted blades.The auction is to be open to all species, and given the sheer volume of property on offer will last at least one to two hours.

CS pilot named Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-41 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Thu Jun 13 20:57:50 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - Thender Jameson, CEO and chief navigator for the Tycho Exploration Cooperative, has been named as the pilot who will take the helm of the former Sanctuary colony vessel for her coming voyage to Nocturn.President Oswald Cottington IV confirmed today that he had accepted Chief Engineer Daneel Olivaw's recommendation for Jameson's assignment.

E!RN: Darlath Departs. Enigma Remains. Timonae Mixed. Edit

Posted By: Bahamut Article: JUNE02-42 Reported To: E!RN Reported On: Antimone Reported At: Thu Jun 13 21:51:27 3002

03:27 Valsho Standard Time, Antimone: A quiet morning. A morning in which all that is of concern to those living upon the violet planet is nothing more daunting than the twinkle of far away stars cast upon the velvet blanket of night overhead. A beautiful morning, caressed with the sound of the ocean near to Valso ebbing and crashing against the rocks beneath the Skybridge, and the ambiance of it's casino's occupants playing deep into the night. A morning in which, for the first time in weeks, the Echo Cluster Weather Institute's (ECWI) screens were once again clear, and their vast weather network once again working perfectly, and a morning that no longer holds the ominous shadow of the DSV Darlath in the overhead sky, for without reason nor warning, the vast Dreadnought that caused the death of Shinara Station departed the Antimone System, soon leaving the ECWI's sensor tracking range and vanishing into the darkness of the unknown. In it's wake it leaves a mixture of relief and concern upon the people of Antimone, as well as a lingering enigma that remains unsolved; an enigma that consists of many questions, and very few answers. Why did the Dreadnought remain in orbit for so long? What were it's intentions? Why did it choose Antimone? Where has it gone? Why did it go? Will it return? - Each just a raindrop in the storm of unanswered questions many ask, and each just a contrast to the mixed feelings that have resulted from these questions. To some, the departure of the DSV Darlath is a blessing; no longer do they have to worry about the intent behind the Dreadnought, nor that of her crew. No longer do they live in the shadow of the vessel, once again reclaiming Antimone as a place for the Timonae race, not a stop-off Station for unknown elements. Yet others are not glad of it's departure, citing that while it was there Antimone became one of the better protected planets in the universe - one that must now put it's faith back upon the Antimone Militia and Lady Luck once more. However, the true scope of this news is something that even E!RN cannot provide answer to, and if the Darlath will ever return remains something that only time will tell. Yet, one factor does still remain: The Drakarian female known as "Kalanth", nicknamed the "Fallen Angel of Antimone" after the means of her arrival upon the planet, remains... and maybe, just maybe, with her there is a glimmer of future understanding. <>=- Loraan Koth -=<>=- E!RN: Antimone -=<>E!RN: The Spin Starts Here

Jumpsail Malfunction Nearly Claims Life Edit

Posted By: Volskywalker Article: JUNE02-43 Reported To: INN Reported On: Antimone Reported At: Fri Jun 14 15:27:35 3002

A near-fatal accident on the New Valsho landing pad this morning has been attributed to the lack of jumpsail repair parts under the continuing blockade of Castor.Rukkan Saavihj, 93, suffered massive injuries when a jumpsail support on the trader vessel /Lin's Pockets/ prematurely opened on the landing pad. The female was pinned between the support and a neighboring vessel and has been admitted to a private clinic for extensive bone reconstruction.The owner of the /Lin's Pockets/, Lizaj Steen, has been trying for weeks to get a new timer for his port jumpsail installed but was unable to afford the exhoribitant prices brought about by the scarcity of these devices, manufactured only on Castor."I never meant to hurt no one. Maza's visiting me lately, first with my old ship and the OS drives stopping and now this," Steen said mournfully, "I only ever wanted to make a couple hundred billion pebbles so I could maybe retire and buy a nice house."Spaceport officials at New Valsho are stepping up inspections of ships registered on Antimone, but "if this blockade continues it's only a matter of time until no one but the very rich will be able to afford a safe, spaceworthy ship," one official commented.

La Terre to host first Senate meeting Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-44 Reported To: INN Reported On: La Terre Reported At: Fri Jun 14 17:18:34 3002

NEW PARIS, LA TERRE - On Saturday the 15th the government will meet in its first official public meeting. Governor Freyssinet is quite positive about the process. "We value the input and issues that are important to our citizens. It is part of our desire for La Terre to have a stable and open democracy. We have been through a lot as community and we need to keep working together to bring La Terre towards a prosperous future." The citizens of New Paris seem quite anxious to start the process and numerous non-governmental grassroots organizations have been forming.Macy Blue from the Concerned Citizens of La Terre (CCLT) talks about the major concerns that have to be addressed. "Its important that we all understand what's important right now. We want a concrete strategy to address our security and safety. We need to decide how we're going to develop our economy. There has been increasing amount of off worlders arriving and exploring business opportunities. We want to know what process is the government going through to determine whom and what is a legitimate business. What are they going to do to help their own citizens? We at Concerned Citizens are very much in favor of the economic growth necessary for La Terre to get back on its feet. We feel however that it is important for the government to monitor the activity to ensure that it doesn't develop haphazardly and into something that won't be good for all of us.Lester May of the Other Concerned Citizens of La Terre (OCCLT) counters and says, "Let the market decide. If they wanna come, let them come. We can't be picky at this time. I say open the door.Representatives from the La Terran Militia (LTM) plan to be there in force. Zetral Eturnin, their leader, has stated, "We are a group of concerned citizens. We have much to say on these issues. We will use any means necessary to insure that the government doesn't become to corrupt " Olaf Hansen of Supporters of the La Terran Defense Force (SLTDF) scoffs, "The LTM they're a bunch of paramilitary bullies. They ain't got no grounds to say such things."When asked, Senator Uli Rygor seemed pleased at the varied opinions and citizen groups. "I look forward to meeting all the representatives in this democratic forum. It shows that our citizens are interested and active in this community. It will be good for La Terre." ***Ingla Garret, La Terre Weekly***

E!RN Rumour: Church of Sohora Lives? Edit

Posted By: Bahamut Article: JUNE02-45 Reported To: E!RN Reported On: Antimone Reported At: Fri Jun 14 21:39:27 3002

Though believed to have been 'routed, scattered, and generally removed as a threat' from the universe, E!RN has recently recieved 'questionable' reports that the Religious Terrorist group known as the "Church of Sohora" are not gone at all, but are in fact quite stronger than before. This belief stems from evidence presented to E!RN from various independent sources upon Antimone, Tomin Kora, and Ungstir, who each cite recent events are 'serious' indications that all is still not well on the CoS front. The most startling of items of evidence given in support of the idea that the CoS are still active comes from the events that occured over Antimone upon the 10th of May of this yeat, when a heavily modified dropship posing as a Martian Shuttle caused heavy damage to the DSV Darlath in a sudden and unprovoked raid that involved the use of Anti-Matter charges. Though at the time thought to have been the work of the Timonae Liberation League in protest of the Drakarian presence over Antimone, having stolen a vessel from Shinara Station to stage said assault with, some say that this was simply not the case. They state that the use of Anti-Matter, the heavy and unconventional modification of the dropship, and the use of an unknown ID-Jammer all are trademark calling cards of the Church of Sohora. The subsequent Drakarian retaliation upon Shinara Station, linked with the revelation of the dropship having been that of Shinara's missing "Final Heaven" vessel, have led theorists to one conclusion: That, seeking vengenance for the losses sustained upon Shinara during the anti-Nall assault of last year, and lacking the direct means of damaging the Station themselves, the Church of Sohora used the Dropship to implicate Shinara as the aggressor, hoping to provoke Drakarian wrath upon the Station and thus use the DSV Darlath to accomplish what they could not - The destruction of Shinara, and the collapse of the Shinaran Drift Syndicate. All in all, a major victory at only minor CoS loss. Others cite a few intercepted communications containing the phrases "For Sohora" and "For Gabriel" as other sources of evidence; "Gabriel" now being believed to be the leader of the Church of Sohora in place of "Vequess", who was killed upon Shinara early this year after attempting to use an Anti-Matter canister to cause massive damage to the ill-fated Station. While the truth behind the existance of the Church of Sohora remains a mystery, two things are at the very least very clear: That the Church of Sohora - should it still be around - is well hidden and as elusive as they come, and that the level of technology they are believed to posess is sufficiant grounds for universal concern. After all, it has yet to be documented for any military to have refined, contained, and used Anti-Matter. That, combined with an unrelenting hatred of the Nall and all who call peace them, makes even this rumour a potentially grim one. <>=- Loraan Koth -=<>=- E!RN: Antimone -=<>E!RN: We Give The Picture; YOU Colour It In.

YOJJ CRASHES! Edit

Posted By: Plymouth Article: JUNE02-46 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sat Jun 15 17:12:10 3002

(Enaj, Sivad) - The optimism that was keeping the yojj bouyant among growing political uncertainty faltered today as the yojj plunged against the credit.Investors have so far taken a wait-and-see approach to the currency, believing that the unstability in Sivad's government would soon be resolved. The seccession of Ynos, however, as well as the duration of the crisis has shaken investor confidence.Yesterday, one yojj bought two credits. Now, the yojj has stabilised at a value of 0.125 credits after a rollercoaster of a day on the exchange. Most investors say that they have lost faith in the yojj, once revered for its stability, and that they don't anticipate any improvement in the situation any time soon.

Turmoil on Nalhom Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-47 Reported To: INN Reported On: Nalhom Reported At: Sat Jun 15 17:17:56 3002

NELSESUIN, NALHOM - Rumors are emerging from the Nall capital of Nelsesuin that certain hardline anti-alien elements within the Parallax government have staged a coup in an effort to seize power from Vox Gris of Hatch Koth.Communications to the city have been stifled by electronic jamming devices, and reports are sketchy at best about what's going on within the closely guarded realm of the Nall - but it doesn't sound good.

TK: Still peaceful Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-48 Reported To: INN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Sat Jun 15 17:47:29 3002

SHADOWHEART, TOMIN KORA - While other worlds collapse into chaos and disorder, Tomin Kora still maintains a level status quo. No martial law. No collapsing economy."Tomin Kora remains a quiet bubble of peace and prosperity in an anarchical universe," said Cabrerra Industries spokesman Lawrence Putnam. "The mortality rate on Sivad - and probably on Nalhom - has been skyrocketing, while it remains unchanged on Tomin Kora."He pointed to several pie charts and linear graphs, quickly going through them, pointing rapidly at various blurry statistics, and then concluded by saying: "Plus, business is booming. Our new corporate alliance with the Odarite Merchants Guild merely strengthens an already buoyant business environment."

Yojj Shows Recovery Amidst Monarchy Rumours Edit

Posted By: Plymouth Article: JUNE02-49 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sun Jun 16 01:34:35 3002

(Enaj, Sivad) - The embattled yojj showed some signs of recovery during late trading today after rumours emerged that Richard Isherwood will seek the throne.Investors appear to be paying no heed to the insistence of Isherwood House that Prince Richard will not seek power. A newfound, desperate optimism is sweeping currency trading floors.Sir Humphrey Holmes, the prince's private secretary, vigorously denied that Richard desires any involvement in government. "His highness feels strongly that the problems of today's Sivad ought to be solved by today's Sivadians," Holmes told reporters. "He does not seek the throne, and he would not accept it if it were offered to him." It remains to be seen whether investors will believe this denial.The yojj was up today, with one credit buying five yojj.

Minerva survived! Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-50 Reported To: INN Reported On: Val Shohob Reported At: Sun Jun 16 15:25:53 3002

NOVA GENESIS, VAL SHOHOB - Vanguard Col. Theodore Pendleton confirmed this afternoon that the VES Minerva - thought destroyed shortly after the battle of Nocturn earlier this year - survived and rematerialized last night near Nocturn."Early reports indicate the Minerva found a wormhole leading to a nexus of OtherSpace rings," Pendleton said. "The crew explored, opening new gates during their journey, until they finally made it home again."Pendleton said the Minerva would be heading directly to the Demar System aboard Galactix for a full debriefing.

Eden Colonization Delayed Edit

Posted By: Marson Article: JUNE02-51 Reported To: INN Reported On: La Terre Reported At: Sun Jun 16 15:31:58 3002

The recent collapse of the Yojj on the interstellar market has had a negative effect on the expansion of the Above Nature corporation, who holds cash reserves in both Yojjs and Credits. Doctor Lester Haskins released a statement earlier stating that settlement of a continent on La Terre by Above Nature will be delayed until the Yojj rebounds or Above Nature recoups the losses.

Prince Statement Pots Yojj! Edit

Posted By: Aeolus Article: JUNE02-52 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sun Jun 16 20:44:54 3002

/Grand Enaj, Sivad/ In a brief press conference today, Crown Prince Richard Isherwood once again denied rumors that he would seek the throne of Sivad. As a result the Yojj again plummeted on the galactic exchange, falling to an all time low of 12.35 against the credit before regulators suspended trading for the evening.Prince Richard made his statement from the steps of Isherwood House, and flanked by his personal staff, saying that he was "deeply sorry" for the plight of the people of Sivad, and wished to see Ynos "returned to unity with us, by diplomacy if possible, by force if necessary." However, he was unwilling to take a leadership role in the reunification, saying, "The people of Sivad have made it clear that they do not wish a monarch. The history books tell us now that the need for the monarchy was past even before it was officially ended some twenty three years ago." While Prince Richard would not comment on his plans, he did say that he "wished to serve the people of Sivad, but must find a new capacity in which to serve this new age."The Prince's statement had an immidiate effect on the Sivad Exchange, sending stocks spiraling to new lows in hectic trading, as galactic investors sought to unload yojj at whatever price they could. The finanacial impact could cost the Sivadian economy the equivalent of billions of credits as the floor falls out. The Bank of Sivad has begun calling in business loans in order to shore up the faltering currency and the now bankrupt government. Rumors have circulated that Sivad may begin selling off parts of its valuable polydenium reserve in order to meet budget requirements and finance their now massive interstellar debt.While no collapse such as this has ever occured in Sivadian history, the law does require a twenty-four hour closure of the exchange when stock prices dip below a certain point or there is a "grave threat to the economy." While the yojj continues to plummet in private sales, no official changes in exchange rates will occur again until regulators reopen the market.

Sivad: Monarchy buoys public optimism Pulitzer entry Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-53 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Mon Jun 17 10:09:52 3002

ENAJ, SIVAD - The predawn air is cool and crisp this morning on Sivad, and the first golden streaks of morning across the rim of the dark sky illuminate the wreckage of what was once a paradise planet.Straggling lineups wind down the street from police checkpoints at nearly every corner as people with briefcases or bags of groceries try desperately to go about their normal lives under the harsh restrictions of martial law. Slowed to a crawl by the necessity of presenting movement permits at each checkpoint, thrust into poverty by the sudden descent of the Yojj and by food prices that have increased in orders of magnitude overnight, any pretense of normality inevitably fails.Some are drawn to the spaceports and thence to other inhabited planets. Those with few roots in Sivad's sandy soil flee the chaos and the destruction if what is left of their money will permit it, seeking somewhere the peace and freedom so notably lacking on the tropical vacation spot.More stay than leave. Many are left without the means to start a new life offworld with the plunge of the Yojj, their faces hopeless and their manner resigned.Many more stay because Sivad is the only place they wish to call home, whatever turmoil it might be in.There is pride in the steps of those loyal to the planet, pride at staying when others have fled, pride and the fierce will to heal their home. These are the people, young and old alike, who toddled their first steps under the warm caress of Sivad's sun Ikeopo and suffered the pangs of adolescent love beneath the night glow of polydenum-rich satellite Morrigan. They feel bound to this planet, their patriotism whipped into anger by the betrayal of their government and the loss of the one symbol that even the Kretonians would not dare take down, Independence Dome. Increasingly they also feel hope.Hope at the moment comes in the unlikely form of once-Prince Richard, son of past Kings found preserved with a handful of courtiers in the depths of space. A living relic of a more peaceful age, he represents to many an alternative to the parliamentary-style government that has failed so often and so spectacularly in recent months.Few can put their faith in a monarchy into reasoned arguments; mention of the mechanics of a new governmental system brings an confident shrug and a look of knowing optimism as often as not. Many of those interviewed could not even describe a monarchy they would consider acceptable. Even with nothing concrete on which to base the feeling the mention of Richard brings light back into Sivadians' eyes though, and a spring to their step even in grim militarized Montevedo street beside the rubble of Independence Dome.And for the first time since the terrorist attack on the heart of the nation there are children playing on the sunny beaches of Sivad again, while their parents laugh and speak in bouyant voices of rebuilding a paradise world anew.

Interstellar Lottery selling out of Sivad Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-54 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Mon Jun 17 10:13:37 3002

ENAJ, SIVAD -In a business move which he hopes will help the Sivadian economy, Sivadian footballer-turned-businessman Brian DelMarenno announced that preliminary negotiations were being conducted between himself and a representative of Hinode Holdings to sell the lucrative Interstellar Lottery operation to Hinode for an as yet undisclosed sum. Market analysts believe, however, that the Lottery corporation and its assets could sell for anywhere from 150,000 to 300,000 credits. "My silent partner and I both want to move on to other projects," DelMarenno told journalists after announcing the move. "Its a solid business, especially for a gambling operation, but we feel that it is time to let go and work on bigger and better things."The IL offices are on Ungstir, and CEO Brian DelMarenno is high up in Ungstir-based New Murmansk Mining and Manufacturing as well as running a real estate operation on Sivad. "Modern Sivadian" named him one of the most available bachelors of the year in 3001.

Bad time to sell Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-55 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Mon Jun 17 10:20:18 3002

ENAJ, SIVAD - With the planet in turmoil, analysts say now is not the time for CEOs to start selling Sivadian business interests - and certainly no time to try to sell at a profit.University of Enaj economist Nigel St. Pierre warned that most sales of Sivadian corporate interests during this period will be for a loss - and that anyone who buys at what amount to a profit *now* may soon find their investment was overvalued.Besides that, selling out businesses during this period shakes consumer confidence - as well as galactic confidence - in Sivad's struggling economy."So, Mr. DelMarenno, owner of the Interstellar Lottery, actually stands to do more harm than good - even to his own pocketbook," St. Pierre said.

Minerva commander dead Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-56 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Mon Jun 17 13:13:06 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - The VES Minerva has arrived on Concordance Station aboard the sentient starship Galactix, but without her commanding officer.Sources close to the Vanguard confirmed that Lt. Col. David Ransom Porter, who coordinated the assault on Nocturn that brought an end to the Kamir war against corporeal life, died shortly before the Minerva returned to normalspace.The circumstances surrounding his death remain a mystery.

HARDLINER SEIZES NALHOM! Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-57 Reported To: INN Reported On: Nalhom Reported At: Mon Jun 17 13:21:54 3002

NELSESUIN, NALHOM - Despite the information embargo from the troubled Nall homeworld, word has reached INN of a stunning development from the seat of power of the Parallax.Vox Gris of Hatch Koth and the entire Order Council have been executed, replaced by Ulka of Hatch Kithar and her loyalist hardline Nall warriors and priests.In a written statement, Ulkakithar said: "We no longer recognize any treaties with softskin worlds. We ally ourselves with no one but Nall. We find the outworlders to be chaotic, mad, and in need of proper governance."

Maltarians Build Link To Homeworld Edit

Posted By: Colchek Article: JUNE02-58 Reported To: INN Reported On: Ganymede Reported At: Mon Jun 17 14:51:17 3002

In a small dedication ceremony, the Imperial Maltarian Navy activated an Otherspace Ring link that joins the newly formed Jovian star system with the Maltarian Empire. Admiral Mrr'lato, Commander of Imperial Starbase G-Alpha-1, indicated in his dedication speech that this marks the culmination of years of searching by the Ganymedians to truly link to their past. The descendents of those travellers of long ago will now be able to visit regularly the land of their ancestors. The Admiral also indicated that the Empire will begin a systematic rotation of Battle Squadrons from the realm to keep the troops combat ready. Although he did not mention it explicitly, rumors are that this could be in response to the recent turmoil on Nalhom.The Admiral also took the opportunity to note that the current Castori situation creates concern. Now that the link is operational, its maintenance will require a supply of parts. When questioned if the Maltarians had any plans to offer their assistance, the Admiral stated that it would be provided if requested.

Sleekclaw Duneswimmer Institute founded Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-59 Reported To: INN Reported On: Demaria Reported At: Mon Jun 17 15:20:35 3002

GLEAMING STAR, DEMARIA - The estate of the late Sleekclaw Duneswimmer, killed in the year 2651 after accidentally ejecting from a landed shuttle, has founded the Sleekclaw Duneswimmer Institute for the Mentally Deranged.Blackbelly Duneswimmer, father of the late Sleekclaw, said the institute will provide a second chance for Demarians who have demonstrated chaotic behavior, and allow them to be rehabilitated before facing a trial in the Sand Mother Desert.Stumppaw Sandwalker, patriarch of Gleaming Star, seems cynical about the concept: "We should not be coddling the lunatics. We should cull them from the general population, force them to prove themselves in the Sand Mother Desert, and, if at all possible, prevent their procreation. But Blackbelly Duneswimmer can spend his money as he sees fit."

Senate meeting a success Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-60 Reported To: INN Reported On: La Terre Reported At: Mon Jun 17 20:20:22 3002

NEW PARIS, LA TERRE - The Senate declares the first public meeting of the new La Terran government last Saturday a success. Over two hundred people showed up to view and participate in the proceedings. Much of the discussion was focused on the issue of citizenship and the basic framework of the new legislation was worked out and voted upon. It was decided the that full citizenship on La Terre for new immigrants would require a residency period, proof of a means of support and a certain period of public service. Much dissension on this last requirement from both public and the senators, primarily arguments against it and over what exactly "public service would entail." The finer details were put off at a later date.The meeting was long and the discussion of several other important issues had to be postponed much to the disappointment of many of the citizens.Macy Blue of the CCLT commented after, "We really wished to discuss the government's economic development plan and defense spending, but I guess it can't be helped. It's a participatory democracy and well, I guess these things just take more time."One exciting development was the acceptance of an offer to purchase lands by a one Horme Jalson who currently resides on both Concordance and Sivad. He offered to purchase several hundred acres for a retirement estate for a sum substantially above the market value. He cited his desire to help La Terre get back on its feet and as a show of good faith is also donating a hockey arena. Senator Uli Rygor seems quite pleased, "Though I do have some concern over the precedent it may set, this greatly improves our financial situation and will allow us to proceed with our development agenda."

Branch administrator murdered Edit

Posted By: Roach Article: JUNE02-61 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Tue Jun 18 01:53:26 3002

SHADOWHEART, TOMIN KORA - The groundbreaking ceremony for the Odarite Merchants Guild's Tomin Kora division ended abruptly when the grotesque remains of its soon-to-be Administrator were found lying in a nearby alleyway.Although spokesbugs for the OMG initially insisted that Administrator Kip'frr'ikt had merely fallen ill, the grisly truth was soon discovered. CIN has learned that the insectoid's limbs and head were severed, and major trauma to the thorax was evident.The OMG have refused to comment, saying only that Tomin Kora is perfectly safe and that security measures were adequate to deal with the Shadowheart environment. CIN will bring you more details on this story as it unfolds.

CS: CIAC meeting planned Edit

Posted By: Gadget Article: JUNE02-62 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Tue Jun 18 10:40:58 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - Amid hurried repair inspections that have since run behind schedule, Concordance Station has once again called an assembly of the Internal Affairs Committee. "We need to assess the viability of the yojj in our universal economy. If fluctuations of these magnitudes continue, like ripples on a pond, every other currency will be affected. And not in a good way."That's according to Comptroller Romberg, the superintendant of the Treasury and Reserve of Concordance Station, who initially proposed the gathering of the top agency heads. "We must take precautions against further decline," he said. The meeting, closed to the cameras but open to the public, shall convene today at eight.

Premier appeals to interstellar community Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-63 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Tue Jun 18 15:57:42 3002

YNOS, SIVAD - After weeks of pressure from a Sivadian government embargo of her island province, Premier Kathryn Lindsay of Ynos now seeks assistance from interstellar governments."Our children are going hungry due to the oppression of the Homeland Naval Service and the dictatorial edicts of the despots in the Council of So-Called Equals," Lindsay said. "Point of clarification: Some Councillors are considered more equal than others, and everyone else is little more than stones to be stepped upon."She asked for interstellar leaders to intervene on behalf of Ynos.The Council of Equals ordered a blockade and embargo of Ynos after the province declared it was seceding and declaring independence from the Sivadian government.

Cottington: Little help from CFW Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-64 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Tue Jun 18 16:02:12 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - President Oswald Cottington IV, leader of the Concordance of Free Worlds, said his organization could do little about the plight of the province of Ynos on Sivad."This is an internal matter of the Sivadian government and its provinces," Cottington said, "and although I certainly sympathize with the troubles Ynosians are experiencing at this time, I can hardly justify a devotion of assets or a condemnation of the Council of Equals' actions. It is best, at this time, to let the people of Sivad judge those who represent them, and act accordingly."

Mars: Help Sivad? Fat chance! Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-65 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Tue Jun 18 16:06:48 3002

HESPERIA, MARS - First Consul Emerson Mauthus of Mars said his government would do nothing to help the beleaguered Ynosians."Where were the needy Ynosians when Mars sought its independence from the Solar Consortium?" Mauthus asked. "Where were the needy Ynosians when a Sivadian spy tried to destroy our starbase on behalf of his corrupt government? I find the premier's selective neediness unfortunately amusing. Here's my advice to you, Mrs. Lindsay: You don't like what your government is doing? Kick them out by force. That's apparently the only response they understand."

New Vox offers aid to Ynos Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-66 Reported To: INN Reported On: Nalhom Reported At: Tue Jun 18 16:15:23 3002

NELSESUIN, NALHOM - Vox Ulka of Hatch Kithar, the newly installed leader of the Parallax, today heard the pleas of Premier Kathryn Lindsay of Ynos on Sivad.The Vox's response: "The Clawed Fissssst Fleet sssstandsssss ready to liberate the island of Ynosssss in exchange for that provinsssse'ssss fealty to the Parallaksssss, assssss well assssss land to essssstablisssssh a military basssssse and diplomatic overssssssssight outpossssst."The Vox said forces would be made available to "crussssh the tin ssssoldiersssss who pretend to be warriorsssss but are in truth little more than powdered dandiesssssss."

Ynosian Annoucement Crashes Exchange Edit

Posted By: Aeolus Article: JUNE02-67 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Tue Jun 18 16:26:06 3002

/Grand Enaj, Sivad/ The embattled yojj once again forced the closing of the Enaj exchange as Premier Lindsay's announcement, and the subsequent interstellar response, wiped out modest gains against the credit and quickly sent the yojj plummeting to a new all time low of 20 yojj to the credit. Investors, many of whom had already had their savings wiped out, sold frantically, causing the SSEI (Sivad Stock Excange Index, or "Sissie") to fall below 5000 for the first time in a decade.Trading has been suspended for the legally required period of forty-eight hours, after the second crash in a week. With no floor in sight for the yojj, investors have begun to flee Sivad in droves, and while manufacturing remains strong, other businesses have been forced to close their doors for the time being, unable to raise the wheelbarrows full of yojj required to meet escalating prices.

OMG appoints security chief Edit

Posted By: Roach Article: JUNE02-68 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Tue Jun 18 17:30:25 3002

SHADOWHEART, TOMIN KORA - Amid the confusion surrounding yesterday's events in the city of Shadowheart, the Odarite Merchants Guild announced that it had appointed Tenjai Nen Zaiied the new Security Team Leader for the Tomin Kora division."While her first day was fraught with difficulty, we have every confidence that Zaiied will be a valuable asset to our new operation," Negotiator Tik'ix'ylt told CIN.Although the team leader position had been filled, the team still needed dependable security staff, Tik'ix'ylt said.

Ikikir: Help for a price say bugs Edit

Posted By: Roach Article: JUNE02-69 Reported To: INN Reported On: Odari Reported At: Tue Jun 18 18:05:09 3002

IKIKIR, ODARI - "H'itk is indeek'd rekrettable thaktr h'Ynos kannokt k'feet h'itk's populaktion," Guilder T'kakrr stated this morning. "h'I k'am h'instrukkktred by Guildt hierk'rarchy to offker h'aid to these h'unfork'tunatt beings, perk'haps intt'khe form ofk food, supp'ktlies or weapon'k'ry."Such assistance would not come without cost, however. T'kakrr advised that, given the uncertain economy in the region, Ynos would need to assure the Odarites substatial payment in the form of natural resources, and what he described as "th'kings of fundamentk'al h'value" before any OMG intervention could be considered.

Cabrerra won't confirm hit offers Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-70 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Tue Jun 18 18:29:22 3002

SHADOWHEART, TOMIN KORA - Cabrerra Industries would not confirm rumors that the organized crime syndicate based on Tomin Kora would be willing to enlist assassins to wipe out the Council of Equals on Sivad."It has never been the official policy of Cabrerra Industries to make offers of any kind to eliminate persons of political prominence," said Cabrerra spokesman Lawrence Putnam. "Our resources would be spread as thin as a microfilament if we made such services available among our regular menu of potential operations. However, we wish the Ynosians all the best in their pursuit of independence, and want them to remember Cabrerra Industries as a possible future business partner should they require financial reconstruction loans."

Maltarians Offer Assistance To Ynos Edit

Posted By: Colchek Article: JUNE02-71 Reported To: INN Reported On: Ganymede Reported At: Tue Jun 18 18:43:14 3002

TORRICELLI, GANYMEDE - In response to the Ynosians plea for assistance, Admiral Mrr'lato of the Maltarian Navy condemned the actions of the Sivadian's Council of Equals. "This comes as no surprise to us, to be sure, considering one of those councilors attempted to spy on us. We feel great sympathy for the plight of the Ynosians, and offer our assistance, if they desire it, to liberate their island and protect their interests. We ask for nothing in return, as there is no honor in charging a price for humanitarianism."

Sandwalker: Sivad? Civil strife? Eh? Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-72 Reported To: INN Reported On: Demaria Reported At: Tue Jun 18 18:52:52 3002

GLEAMING STAR, DEMARIA - Stumppaw Sandwalker, encountered this afternoon shortly after attending a combat match between a pair of talented underclasser fighters at Altheor's Honor arena, seemed rather surprised to learn there was actually some sort of trouble on Sivad.He did not, he said, even realize there was a province called Ynos."Nor, I must admit, do I even really care," Sandwalker growled. "Who are you? Why are you bothering me about this? Does this have anything to do with me? No?" He huffed and then stomped away, underclasser servant in tow.

Overmind requires more data on Ynos Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-73 Reported To: INN Reported On: Phyrria Reported At: Tue Jun 18 19:20:19 3002

TASK MATRIX CENTRAL, PHYRRIA - The Overmind, served by all properly functioning Phyrrians, has performed a rather unusual act: It has initiated contact with news agencies, indicating a desire for more information regarding the turmoil between the seceded Ynosian province and the Sivadian government.In a databurst received earlier this evening, the Overmind stated: "Query: Ynos. Query: Purpose of secession. Query: Sivadian government. Query: Purpose of embargo. Query: Perceived benefits of both viewpoints. Query: Acceptable extreme outcomes. Query: Unacceptable extreme outcomes. Query: Potentiality of reconciliation. Query: Obstacles to reconciliation."Upon reception of this data, the Overmind would be prepared to conduct an objective analysis.

CS: YOJJ FROZEN Edit

Posted By: Gadget Article: JUNE02-74 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Tue Jun 18 20:32:08 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - The decisions reached at the hasty gathering of the Internal Affairs Committee earlier today became immediately apparent seconds after adjournment. The yojj, long a steady line on the foreign exchange money market, has been removed from the screens of the Concordance Mercantile Exchange. Comptroller Romberg released the official statement: "The yojj has been frozen, pending stabilization of Sivad's economy. We can no longer pad ourselves from them by forward contracts or rate locking."The decision, montumentous and unprecedented in the short history of the CFW, is geared toward stopping the decline of the buying power of the yojj. When adopted at the opening of the Exchange tomorrow, the yojj will no longer be a valid or viable currency for use within Concordance, and international trade and commerce with Sivad will be halted.Some analysts were pessimistic. "These implications are far-reaching," said Mellissa Reode, a long time floor trader with the Exchange. "Sure, [the yojj] might not decline as significantly without external interaction, but it certainly won't rise." Foreign worlds, most notably members of the CFW, are expected to follow suit with similar countermeasures.

Yojj puzzles economists Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-75 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Tue Jun 18 22:23:15 3002

HESPERIA, MARS - Some economists are still very optimistic about the yojj. "This will all clear up as soon as the war ends," one stated. "It's just a temporary downturn in the currency.""It's incredibly undervalued at this point, and it's all just due to lack of confidence in the government," stated noted local investor Greg Willis. "Normally you don't see this kind of movement except in the stock market. It's a great buy at this time becauseof its low price. As soon as the government stabilizes - especially if Prince Richard or another strong leader comes to power - it's going to shoot right back up."One economists put forward this view. "I haven't heard of any real military actions on Sivad yet due to civil unrest. Production might be disrupted temporarily, but true economic power comes from resources, and they still have all their production facilities. The owners would be well advised to sit tight and wait this one out. Demand still exists for what Sivad produces, and trade will continue under the new government. It's just a matter of time."A matter of time - a time for peace that we are all waiting for.

E!RN: Angry Hornets - Angry Buzz. Edit

Posted By: Bahamut Article: JUNE02-76 Reported To: E!RN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Tue Jun 18 23:07:31 3002

Jehane Lin is an angry woman. She's the proverbial queen hornet in a stirred up nest of bitter sentiment at Sivad's current plight; The Yojj is worth less than the paper it's printed on (Or, the data used to transfer it), Civil war is brewing (Or at least we think so), Ynos is under blockade (Which isn't such bad thing), and the universal community is at odds over what to do about it (As expected). But, down on Sivad, things aren't so easy to look at from an outside point of view. When you're there, in the thick of it all, it stings - and Jehane is one puppy that's barking from the pain. "C'mon admit it. All that Polydenum. The only reason that the Nall, Tomin Kora, the Maltarians and everyone else want to help Ynos is because they want a piece of the Polydenum pie." she comments; which is perhaps somewhat true, in a 'bite the hand that liberates you' kind of way. "Sivad, rich Sivad. It has all these neat maritime resources, all this wondeful weather and waterfront property. Oh, and can't forget the Polydenium right? Can't forget that right? Such things the vultures believe they can steal." she continues. The weather is nice, we have to admit, being based upon Regreb's coastline, yet we've yet to hear anything regarding Polydenium. Though perhaps she knows more than she's letting on? "The Nall will give them their freedom in exchange for all that wonderful polydenum on Morrigan? Correct me if you think this won't happen." We see a repeat of what happened on Shinara; defense for an Airbase, and peace all around. Admit it, the Nall are cool, once you get around the whole imperialistic conquest thing. "Ynos is supposedly self sufficient. At least that was what everyone said during that momentous meeting wherein the Ynosian councillor seceded. So why do we hear rumors of people starving? People suffering? They aren't suffering! They're almost self-sufficient." E!RN does wonder if that is a rhetorical question. But, there's truth to it! "How about the Maltarians? They've offered to aid Castor if requested. And now they're offering to aid Ynos." "Perhaps I am more jaded than most, but can we truly believe that the Maltarians would offer their ships and frogpower so easily without hope of compensation?" Maybe they just like the sunshine that Sivad has? "Yes, if you think thousands of Ynosians are suffering, well congrats because of foreign sabrerattling millions of Sivadians are now suffering." Sabrerattling? E!RNs opinions on the matter are somewhat neutral; on one hand, we're feeling some impact down here in the Sivadian Office, but on the other it's making for great news. Yet, others are not so complacent with the who issue, and tensions are getting higher by the moment. Sivadian against Sivadian could soon be a reality, and if that happens it will take more than foreign aid to calm the carnage and chaos that could arise from it. People like Jehane Lin are aware of this, and many think that she is not alone in her thinking - Suspicious of the aid, but in need of it. Wanting to remain proud and independent, yet knowing that soon that pride may turn their own people against them. One voice in a crowd; One raindrop in a storm. Yet, when that raindrop falls on you, you feel it. Jehane Lin's full letter to E!RN can be accessed from within the Editorial section of any INN or E!RN terminal. (+bbread 55/3) <>=- Evelyn Brody -=<>=- E!RN Sivad -=<> E!RN: We Paint, You Interpret.

Insults Enrage Maltarians Edit

Posted By: Colchek Article: JUNE02-77 Reported To: INN Reported On: Ganymede Reported At: Wed Jun 19 07:33:25 3002

TORRICELLI, GANYMEDE - In response to Jehane Lin's letter to the editor, Admiral Mrr'lato expressed his extreme distaste for the statements it contained."We are offering our support to the citizens of Ynos for the mere fact of their oppression. The government of Sivad has always been a wolf in the fold, and now their teeth have come to bear on their own citizenry. We have no desire for polydenum, for we have our own sources back in the Realm. Do you, in all honesty, believe the Empire is suffering that much for the mineral? Preposterous. Critics are always quick to assign greed to one's motives, especially through the red veil of anger. Our offer to the Ynosians stands, and we have attached no price. We only wish to see them express their desire for freedom."

Vox puts bounty on writer Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-78 Reported To: INN Reported On: Nalhom Reported At: Wed Jun 19 12:44:13 3002

NELSESUIN, NALHOM - Vox Ulka of Hatch Kithar has offered a 25,000 trilar bounty for the head - nothing else, just the head - of Jehane Lin.The Vox takes issue with the Sivad police officer's recent editorial comments to E!RN, questioning the motives of the Nall in offering to liberate Ynos from the clutches of the Homeland Naval Service.Such an act is tantamount to questioning the honor of the chief Nall - and questioning the honor of *any* Nall is akin to sticking one's bare hand into a box full of angry pit vipers.The bounty will remain in place until it has been claimed or until Jehane Lin has been delivered to Nalhom to face the Vox in single unarmed combat to reclaim her honor.

Line of Pain reforming Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-79 Reported To: INN Reported On: Nalhom Reported At: Wed Jun 19 13:07:15 3002

ALONG THE PARALLAX BORDER - Not far from Ungstir, along the ancient border where the Parallax once met the region known as The Fringe, Clawed Fist Fleet tow vessels have been putting dead starship hulks in place.The cracked and shattered hulls are the remnants of Kretonian and Lem'ing warships, as well as other assorted vessels, and they are forming the Line of Pain.This ancient barrier of free-floating wreckage was largely salvaged back in 2651 for the construction of Sanctuary (now Concordance Station), but the Nall are rebuilding it as a reminder, it would seem, that good fences make good neighbors - and that they are not so kind and gentle as we might want them to be.The Clawed Fist Fleet's official propaganda station warns that any vessels caught intruding without authorization in Parallax territory will become a permanent addition of the Line of Pain.

Ungstir target of conquest? Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-80 Reported To: INN Reported On: Nalhom Reported At: Wed Jun 19 13:13:32 3002

NELSESUIN, NALHOM - In an exclusive interview with INN, Vox Ulka of Hatch Kithar today confirmed that she has considered conquering Ungstir once and for all.She considers the Ungstir Invasion of 3001 to have been a limited success, which her predecessor, Vox Gris of Hatch Koth, failed to capitalize upon."Grisssskoth sssshowed undue compassssion for thesssse creaturessss and gave them back their world," the new Vox said disdainfully. "Given another opportunity, the Nall would not make ssssuch a missstake twissssse."Is another invasion of Ungstir imminent?"I would not tell you if it wasssss, ssssoft thing," Ulkakithar replied.

A Stranger's Loyalty - Pulitzer Entry Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-81 Reported To: SME Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Thu Jun 20 12:50:05 3002

ENAJ, SIVAD - Amidst the stalwart remnant of native Sivadians who choose to remain on Sivad in spite of the turmoil, there are a number of faces clearly not born here. More and more of these faces are Orientals from Earth, their small percentage of the population growing as the true Sivadians depart for vacation homes in New Luna, ski lodges in Antimone, or any other place that offers hope of less tension and more stability. Some few of these Orientals are Sivadian-born, descendants of happier times when Sivad was a quiet paradise and Earth yet remained intact, maintaining trading outposts on their fellow human world. The majority however, are refugees escaped from the destruction of Earth. Men, women, and children who've seen the destruction of their homeworld and now stand upon the brink of civil war on the planet they now call home.The majority of them go about their lives just as they always have, working and spending time with their families and friends while the planet falls apart around them. The children in many cases seem oblivious, dwelling within the protection of their elders that do the worrying for them. The adults in contrast are stoic. They've weathered much, and they are strong in their communities, confident in their ability to survive whichever way the political winds blow. One venerable patriarch, one hundred and thirty three years old next week, perhaps sums up best the long outlook which enables this people to survive so much. His voice heavily laden with his native accent, his back bent but the hand that grips his cane still strong, he answers my question of what will occur simply. "A century from now, all of this will be only notes in a history book. I will be dead, and my grandsons will be old men. This can last only a little while. Our people will outlast it."Many of these refugees have found themselves suddenly wealthy in recent days...not through increase in funds, but because much of what they have is still in the same Earth credits in which it arrived, converted to yojj only when needed...and now not at all. Many are known to be buying yojj whenever the exchanges are actually open, trusting to the eventual rebound to turn them small profits from a few credits spared. While there are poor amongst the Japanese here, there are none going hungry or homeless. The elderly especially are cared for, revered in a way that is long forgotten among many of the peoples of today. While the young men are recognized as the future of the community, the wisdom of a century of life is held as a priceless treasure.While some suffering Sivadian companies are cutting workers, the unemployment rate within the Japanese community remains minimal. Analysts attribute this primarily to the strong Oriental work ethic and a firm importance placed upon supporting one's family. When asked why they continue to prosper, many of the Japanese themselves will answer with one of two words: 'Hinode' or 'Nichibotsu-sama'. Both of these refer to the originally Earth-based powerhouse Hinode Holdings, and its owner Ohji Nichibotsu. Many of the refugees owe their survival to Hinode's escape ships, which left Earth for Sivad shortly before the destruction of their homeworld. Now, Hinode provides jobs for many of them through its extensive holdings, which have remained strong and even grown in the face of the present crisis. The recent acquisition of the Interstellar Lottery, criticized by some economic analysts, has only served to strengthen the company's appearance of strength. Whatever its actual strength, few critics can be found among the Japanese community. The old traditions of loyalty are still strong between the members of the community, a loyalty which seems to have been extended to their new homeworld. While other groups of refugees are leaving for quiet lands, the Japanese seem determined to remain loyal to this planet that has given them a home.- Erica Williams-Richelieu, Sivtek Media Enterprises

Ynosian Premier: Cop is clueless Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-82 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Thu Jun 20 12:59:23 3002

YNOS, SIVAD - Premier Kathryn Lindsay of Ynos today offered a brief response to a rambling and sometimes incoherent rant by Sivad police officer Jehane Lin, claiming that Ynos was preparing to sell out Sivad to the Nall."I have never, nor will I, entertain the idea of allowing the Nall to get a foothold on my beloved homeworld," Lindsay said. "They may offer, but they will find such offers unanswered. My quarrel has been with our government, not with our way of life, which would be forfeit under the yoke of Nall occupation. I am not a fool, nor am I blind. Beyond that, I find it ironic that a woman who abandons *her* world during a time of crisis and calls herself an 'exile' has the gall to question *my* loyalty. I have not fled Sivad. I have made a stand, alongside my people. Therein lies strength and resolve, not cowardice."

Jehane Lin: Portrait of Chaos Incarnate Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-83 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Thu Jun 20 13:53:13 3002

These days, Jehane Lin calls herself a police officer, walking the beat on the troubled streets of Enaj, Sivad, where civil insurrection and martial law are the order of the day.Before that, she was on Luna as President Jeffrey Kalson's loyalists took a hospital in their iron grip, injuring several people and killing one of Lin's friends.But even before she found herself on the wrong side of the political arena with Kalson's cronies, she was rubbing elbows with the crew of the NBI Confidence, under the command of the late Trueguard Silverstep, when it blew up and took part of the city of New Alhira with it on Demaria.Now, this magnet for mayhem is supposed to protect and serve the innocent civilians of Enaj - and she has made herself a huge target of Nall aggression by speaking out in a public forum, questioning the intentions of the Vox who has offered to liberate the province of Ynos in exchange for fealty to the Parallax.Why anyone would believe such a whacked out idea is one thing. Why someone would further try to enrage a Nall by writing a signed letter to the editor about it is another entirely.Who is this woman? Why does trouble seem to follow her wherever she goes? Can she go anywhere without chaos erupting? Apparently not.

Prince Brokers Accord Blockade Lifted Edit

Posted By: Aeolus Article: JUNE02-84 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Thu Jun 20 14:37:59 3002

/Grand Enaj, Sivad/ Thought he continues to claim that he has no interest in politics, a suprise announcement from Prince Richard Isherwood shocked his genteel partygoers last night. While many where agast when both Councillor Amanda Ramlan, as well as several of the other more prominant members of the Council of Equals, and Ynosian Premier Kathryn Lindsay appeared at the ball being held at Isherwood House last night, the speculation was silence when Isherwood announced that he had met with both parties and they had agreed to lift the blockade in exchange for Ynos not seeking galactic aid. Additionally, the parties have agreed to meet and negotiate a settlement before armed conflict erupts.The announcement, which came in the midst of a party held to celebrate the Prince's return to Sivad, shocked the crowd. Others see it as a natural progression, "People have been talking about him as the new King since he arrived," one partygoer, a wealthy businessman, said, "And here he acts like one. I would support him." While the provinces were much more subdued in their reaction, response in Ynos was almost immidate as food and aid began to pour in through the new open spacelanes. The golden dophin of the House of Isherwood was hung from more than one house, as crowds in the street cheered even the temporary peace. SNN will carry full coverage as the story develops. /Neville McNamara/

Calzon IV In Turmoil? Edit

Posted By: Colchek Article: JUNE02-85 Reported To: INN Reported On: Ganymede Reported At: Thu Jun 20 21:04:59 3002

TORRICELLI, GANYMEDE - Earlier today, the Fourth Imperial Battle Squadron, part of the Maltarian defense force surrounding Ganymede, set sail towards the distant world of Calzon IV. Accompanying them was the IMF Wild Run, reportedly carrying sufficient parts to construct an OS Ring. Rumors floating around the populace of Torricelli seem to paint the picture behind this odd adventure.According to some anonymous military sources, a communique was received by the Imperial High Command requesting assistance from the Ixeon Confederation on Calzon IV, the home nation of Interstellar Olympics athlete, Lt. Commander Toromok. Details are sketchy from that point, but it seems consistent that a state of civil war exists on Calzon IV. The Therazin Alliance, the other super-power sharing Calzon IV with the Ixeon Confederation, has launched an all out invasion of the Confederation in an attempt to gain key industrial centers producing advanced technology acquired by Toromok during his travels.The departure of the battle fleet seems to suggest that the Maltarians have granted their request. More on this story as it develops.

VES might be spared? Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-86 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Fri Jun 21 16:19:36 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - Concordance President Oswald Cottington IV said he remains uncertain about the future of the Vanguard Exploration Service, despite the survival of the VES Minerva and her momentous discovery of a multiverse nexus leading to several alien universes and hosts of new, unexplored worlds.Cottington seems especially hard-pressed to completely eliminate the organization in the wake of news that the Minerva's commander, Lt. Col. David Ransom Porter, died in the process of getting the Minerva home."I will, in the near future, convene the internal affairs committee to hold hearings with the surviving crew of the Minerva, to hear discussion on how best to proceed, and then act accordingly," Cottington said.

Nobles find new homeworld Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-87 Reported To: INN Reported On: Demaria Reported At: Fri Jun 21 16:29:16 3002

GLEAMING STAR, DEMARIA - A new homeworld awaits the noble Demarians of Gleaming Star, and the noble city's patriarch, Stumppaw Sandwalker, seems keen on relocating.Last night, the crew of the VES Minerva - just returned from their voyage to several alien universes after the Battle of Nocturn - delivered a scroll from Flameheart Sandwalker, Stumppaw's grandnephew, which told of a planet called Pansheera.This world was apparently settled by Demarian survivors of the Kretonian Invasion of 2651 who were rescued by the B'hiri, and still follows the time-honored customs of Altheor's children."I am calling a meeting of the Senate to determine our next step," Stumppaw Sandwalker said. "But speaking for myself, I fully intend to take my family and make the pilgrimage to a new and far more promising homeworld. I can see in the future nothing but continued conflict and strife with the reckless New Alhirans and their liberal leanings. It would be better for both our peoples - and we are indeed becoming as separate from the New Alhirans as we are from the savages of the mountain tribes - if we move to a world that has not been tainted by defeat or destruction at the hands of those Kretonian monsters."

Clawed Fist Fleet maneuvers reported Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-88 Reported To: INN Reported On: Ungstir Reported At: Fri Jun 21 16:43:03 3002

ALONG THE LINE OF PAIN, PARALLAX BORDER - Long-range sensor scans from the Marsk Extrastellar Observatory in the Ungstir system have detected dozens of active, intact vessels maneuvering along the rebuilt Line of Pain. And Vox Ulka of Hatch Kithar today confirmed that the Clawed Fist Fleet has been engaged in military exercises along that edge of the Parallax frontier."We musssst maintain a sssstate of consssstant readinessss," the Vox said, declining to elaborate.

CS: Good to go Edit

Posted By: Gadget Article: JUNE02-89 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sat Jun 22 15:51:04 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - "She's good to go," was Senior Engineer Ziebwinski Kalaehlofa's frank statement to the press earlier today when asked to speak about the progress of the repair inspection team. Mr. Kalaelofa's comment was later confirmed in official communique to INN, which said in no uncertain terms that Concordance Station is "fully capable, in all facets, to endure transit."This marks the end of the accelerated refurbishment campaign started several months prior by President Cottington, and the completion of Chief Engineer Daneel Olivaw's first project since retaking the title. Advisors close to the President were unable to comment on when Concordance Station's maiden voyage will begin.

Concerned Sivadians to Meet Edit

Posted By: Michela Article: JUNE02-90 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sun Jun 23 15:31:41 3002

A "Concerned Sivadians Meeting" will be held Monday June 24th at 8PM in the Enaj convention center in Sanjuni. The format is expected to be that of a town meeting in which all concerned citizens can speak and offer opinions on how best to help both the government and economy recover from this current crisis. In addition, both former foreign Secretary Ramlan and Premier Lindsay are expected to be present to make good on their promise to Prince Richard Isherwood of an open discussion of Ynos' grievances Martha Cavelera, SNN

Maltarian Empire Expands Edit

Posted By: Colchek Article: JUNE02-91 Reported To: INN Reported On: Ganymede Reported At: Sun Jun 23 16:21:44 3002

TORRICELLI, GANYMEDE - After two days of fierce fighting, the combined forces of the Ixeon Confederation military and the Maltarian Navy have declared victory over the greedy Therazin Alliance on Calzon IV. Efforts have begun to rebuild the damage several months of civil war has wrought on the planet.Meanwhile, construction efforts have begun in orbit of Calzon IV to build an OS ring connecting the distant world to Ganymede. At a brief press conference, Admiral Mrr'lato gave more specific details on the situation."Our forces have suppressed the instigators of the war, and as we speak they are in custody and being processed for trial under Calzonite law. However, I also have an announcement to add to this declaration of victory. President Thilmok, leader of the Ixeon Confederation, has applied for assosciate membership in the Maltarian Empire. After careful deliberation, I have granted their request. As of this moment, Calzon IV is officially Imperial territory. Efforts are being made to integrate their well-trained military into the ranks of the Imperial Navy and establish a presence on their world."Rumors are that Lt. Commander Toromok, who as we have recently found out participated in several key battles, will be traveling to Ganymede to serve as a liason between the two militaries and ease the transition.

Consul calls for military readiness Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-92 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Sun Jun 23 20:40:01 3002

HESPERIA, MARS - First Consul Emerson Mauthus of Mars tonight ordered all Martian Legions personnel to full active duty status in the wake of reports that the militant Maltarian Imperial Navy would soon have an OtherSpace Ring linking its homeworlds to Sol System."One does not have to be a paranoid xenophobe to recognize the threat to solar sovereignty inherent in this move by the Maltarians," Mauthus said. "First, they bullied their way into stealing Jupiter from us and turning it into a star against our wishes. Now, they open the door for their armed forces to launch an invasion."

E!RN: Glimmercoat Cookbook Released Tommorrow Edit

Posted By: Cellshade Article: JUNE02-93 Reported To: E!RN Reported On: Demaria Reported At: Sun Jun 23 21:10:46 3002

NEW ALHIRA, DEMARIA - Hitting store shelves and e-store sites around the galaxy tommorrow morning, Glimmercoat's new cookbook entitled, "I've Got A Rolling Pin, And I Know How To Use It", is sure to be a hit with people of all ages.The new cookbook is said to be an easy-to-follow and fun-to-read compilation of some of your favorite recipes from Glimmercoat's restaurants on Demaria and Concordance Station. In addition, it will include new and exciting treats that this author just cannot wait to taste.Unfortunately for some of us, this cookbook will not include several of Glimmercoat's most closely held secrets, such as the famous Sand Swirl Spongecake. Here's to hoping it's included in the next edition!

Nall border activity ceases Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-94 Reported To: UIS Reported On: Ungstir Reported At: Sun Jun 23 21:20:54 3002

ALONG THE LINE OF PAIN - The Clawed Fist Fleet vessels apparently have ended their maneuvers in the vicinity of the so-called Line of Pain - a scattering of dead starship hulls.Sensors indicate the vessels departed toward Nalhom earlier this evening.Vox Ulka of Hatch Kithar refused to comment on the status or future plans for positioning of Clawed Fist Fleet assets.

Back on Schedule Edit

Posted By: Russkaya Article: JUNE02-95 Reported To: UIS Reported On: Ungstir Reported At: Sun Jun 23 21:27:52 3002

The third shift operations of the Tereshkova District Multiplex General Metals Smelting Facility have resumed after a temporary down time, the slow down required by the recently scheduled maintenance of the New Murmansk Mining and Manufacturing tender vessel 'Liska'. While in dock the tender vessel's systems were overhauled and modernized, the improvements allowing for increased efficiency and enhanced safety factors in her task of delivering materials from the asteroid belt to the centralized ore processing facility.In additional economic news Boromov Technologies announced that due to a weak export market they would be cutting back on their consumer goods production. They do not expect that this will effect the Resilience economy or the job security of their employees as Boromove Tech plans to reassign the displaced workers within their current operations.

Sal'thrla commander supports Vox Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-96 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sun Jun 23 21:31:43 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - L'Soth Hurk of Hatch Vril, a handchosen leader of the Clawed Fist Fleet by the late Vox Gris of Hatch Koth, said today that he remains loyal to the Vox - the Voice of Nalia - no matter what form she takes.Hurkvril considered Vox Griskoth a friend and an honorable leader, although they did, on occasion, differ on matters of interstellar relations. When it comes to non-Nall cultures, Hurkvril falls much closer to the attitude of the new Vox, Ulka of Hatch Kithar.Initially, Hurkvril admits, he suspected Ulkakithar of dishonorable behavior in the seizure of the throne from Vox Griskoth. That has changed, however."I have been informed that they fought in honorable combat, and that, in the end, Nalia ssssmiled on Ulka of Hatch Kithar," Hurkvril said. "We are not loyal to individualssss. We are loyal to idealssss. We are loyal to Nalia. We are loyal to our Voksssss. We are loyal to our high priessstssss and our noble military commanderssss. But there are timesssss when ssssome mussst fall, and otherssss must take their plasssse. It hasss alwaysss been thisss way."Ironically, an ancestor of Hurkvril's named Rikamvril once had a subordinate aboard her vessel - the Sal'thrla - who was named Sri of Hatch Kithar - an ancestor of Ulkakithar. Srikithar challenged Hurkvril to honorable combat for command of the vessel, and died in the bout on the dusty streets of Val Shohob in 2651."Thissss issss our way," Hurkvril repeated.

Sanctuary miniseries back on target? Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-97 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Sun Jun 23 21:41:09 3002

SHADOWHEART, TOMIN KORA - It could happen, after all.The adventures of the Sanctuary colony vessel through Hiverspace as chronicled by noted attorney Jacob Gettleman may be going back into production with the Cabrerra Information Network."Uncertain Voyage" suffered several calamitous setbacks that crippled production, from the death of its headlining star while shooting on location on Sanctuary (now Concordance Station) to the deaths of production leaders Selia Malone (now no longer dead) and Tito Aldente (still quite dead).Cabrerra spokesman Lawrence Putnam confirmed the project had been given a tentative green light."We have several properties we were looking to put back on the fast-track, and the impending voyage of the ship from Demaria to Nocturn offers some interesting possibilities," Putnam said.One of those possibilities, Putnam said, is ditching Gettleman's story altogether and simply turning the next journey of the legendary vessel into a reality show.

Gettleman: Use MY story Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-98 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sun Jun 23 21:47:52 3002

ENAJ, SIVAD - Upon hearing that a Sanctuary series might be produced without using his script, attorney Jacob Gettleman urged the Cabrerra Information Network to seriously reconsider that possibility."I sold the rights to that story to the Cabrerra Information Network on good faith that it would be produced according to my terms," Gettleman said. "If my story won't be used, then I would invite CIN's legal consultants to check the fine print of the contract: No series whatsoever can be produced as all rights return to me by default of the party of the second part."Reached for comment, CIN spokesman Lawrence Putnam said: "We have made no final decisions regarding the project. We will give Mr. Gettleman's concerns their full and due consideration."When asked if he would sue to stop production if CIN tries to proceed without him, Gettleman replied: "In a heartbeat."

The Killer's Field Edit

Posted By: Russkaya Article: JUNE02-99 Reported To: UIS Reported On: Ungstir Reported At: Sun Jun 23 22:46:28 3002

In a scene reminiscent of the ancient Whitechapel Murders on Old Earth, last night someone died on the landing field of Resilience. For a few hours a corner of the docks resembled a slaughterhouse instead of a shipping facility. Both killer and victim remain unknown, for there simply was not enough left of the victim to make any identification possible and the murderer seemingly vanished into the dockyard's ductwork system.When questioned, Starshij Serzhant Maksimets Predislovich of the Ungstiri Militia and currently in charge of the investigation, simply stated, "There was a killing of some sort on the landing field, I am thinking you already know this. We are looking at a wide range of potential suspects within a small area. Beyond that I would not wish to speculate, da?"One can only hope that the Serzhant fares better than Inspector Abberline did in his ancient quest.-- Dominic Koromov, UIS

RUMOR: Lord Fagin lives! Or does he? Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-100 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Mon Jun 24 00:34:12 3002

SHADOWHEART, TOMIN KORA - The latest rumor circulating in the streets of the domed city of Shadowheart is that Lord Fagin, the ancient pirate king who once ruled Tomin Kora and the worlds of a realm known as Fagin's Riches, has returned to claim dominion of his territory."That's patently unconfirmable," said Lawrence Putnam, a spokesman for Cabrerra Industries. "Everyone knows the last Lord Fagin was sold to the Thul by Sanctuary's passengers so they could come back to normalspace. And even if the old Lord Fagin were still around, I doubt he'd be in any condition to adequately eat a salad, let alone lead a major corporation of any repute."Still, rumors persist, saying Lord Fagin has been seen in myriad forms: A brain in a fluid-filled jar, a deadly cyborg ninja assassin, a Vollistan Light Singer, and possibly even an Odarite."People will talk," Putnam said. "They won't always say anything."

Standoff At Spaceport Edit

Posted By: Cellshade Article: JUNE02-101 Reported To: INN Reported On: Demaria Reported At: Mon Jun 24 01:02:58 3002

NEW ALHIRA, DEMARIA - According to witnesses, a pair of children caused no small amount of confusion at the New Alhira Spaceport this evening.After robbing a businessman of his briefcase and possibly other belongings on Sanctuary Avenue, they were pursued by an officer of the Demarian Militia into the spaceport.The Militia officer was apparently out of uniform at the time, and was accosted by Spaceport guards when he entered while brandishing a weapon. This allowed the children to escape to the landing pads.A standoff occurred when the children hid beneath a vehicle, as can be seen here [IMAGE: Overhead view, security vehicles with flashing lights surrounding a fuel tanker. Officers with drawn weapons.]. INN does not know at this time how the children managed to escape, but we do know that the Militia was unable to bring them into custody.

New series won't use Gettleman story Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-102 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Tue Jun 25 15:04:14 3002

SHADOWHEART, TOMIN KORA - Officials with the Cabrerra Information Network today said executives have decided to proceed with a Sanctuary/Concordance Station holovid series, but won't use the memoirs of attorney Jacob Gettleman."While the network appreciates the opportunity to develop Mr. Gettleman's project, and the network's appreciation has been compensatory in nature, the network is well within its rights to shelve the program as originally proposed," Cabrerra spokesman Lawrence Putnam said. "The network instead will produce a reality-based program chronicling the journey of the vessel-turned-station from Demaria to Nocturn. The network feels this is of greater interest to viewers."Reached at his office on Sivad, Gettleman could barely contain his ire: "This is an outrage. We had an agreement, and such agreements should be honored. I find it unacceptable that the Cabrerra Information Network could breach our contract in this fashion."Gettleman demanded a cash settlement of no less than 2-million credits to cancel the project, as outlined in the contract.Said Putnam: "The network is not canceling the project, and therefore no breach has occurred."That answer didn't satisfy Gettleman, who replied: "This is going to cost CIN and Cabrerra Industries. Big time."

Battle of the Behemoths Edit

Posted By: Shmoe Article: JUNE02-103 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Tue Jun 25 21:36:44 3002

Latest rumor on the super heavyweight circuit involves a bout between a pair of Zangali, both infamous in their own right, that is scheduled for Thursday, June 27th at the arena on Tomin Kora. Sketchy reports of impromptu brawls in the past on both Sivad and Ungstir indicate the pair are fairly evenly matched. This will be the first professional match that pits this tremendous pair against each other. Although, our reports have it that neither have officially issued a message of intent. Unofficially, Tkagorth posted a challenge some time ago, and we have it from a reliable source that the other Zangali, known as Urf, has accepted, and the fight will take place on the 27th. We will try and get actually testimony from the two later tonight, and we will share specifics as they come in, hopefully guiding these two combatants to a good fight on Thursday with the weigh in occurring as soon as possible. This reporter had the luck to nearly bump into one of the Zangali, presumably Urf, who free of his handlers had quite bit to say."Urf mosterer gooderer basherer. Tkagorth say morerer gooderer. Urf say nope. Urf say Tkagorth moster gooderer basherer no Urf. Urf mosterer gooderer. Tkagorth morerer gooderer all no Urf. Urf stuckeded morerer time. Urf no stuckeded morerer. Urf go Tkagorth place. Urf Tkagorth bash."

Long Live the King Edit

Posted By: Michela Article: JUNE02-104 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Tue Jun 25 22:30:09 3002

Councillor Amanda Ramlan has called an emergency meeting of the technically disbanded Council of Equals to be held at 8 PM Wednesday June 26th in council chambers. The meeting was requested by Prince Richard after Ynosian Prime Minister Kathryn Lindsay and Councillor Ramlan suggested he take the throne as king. Ms. Lindsay said the Ynos would reunite with the rest of the nation if Richard accepted. The prince graciously defferred to the present government of sivad saying the entire council should decide the question of whether to reinstitute the monarchy. Though the proposition received a warm reception from those present at monday's meeting, analysts still expect a fight from some in council who would view a return to the monarchy as political regression. Leslie Johns,SNN

Rocking at Rockhoppers Edit

Posted By: Russkaya Article: JUNE02-105 Reported To: UIS Reported On: Ungstir Reported At: Tue Jun 25 22:58:07 3002

Fights on Tomin Kora ... they have nothing on an average night in the city of Resilience's Rockhopper's Tavern. At this aftershift establishment opportunity for fisticuffs not only knocks, but yesterday it knocked thrice.Ever since the controversial installation of a teleport focus on the Ungstir docks, Centaurans have not been a popular guest in this city. Thus when one initiated a telepathic assault on one of the tavern's patrons, he immediately came to the attention of first shift dockside technician Harry Sheffer and his crew. The alien escaped, fleeing back to the commons, just as a Zangali by the name of Gkorlathan made a stand as the Champion of All Things Centauri. His swipe almost sent dockwrker Sheffer across the bar.And of course, they all did this right underneath the gaze of Commisar Barris 'Ironhand' Vikenti and Commisarina Lorelei Aleksandra.The Resilience constabulary were present because of the evening's darkest turn. Within twenty four hours a second murder has left nought but a trail of blood in its wake. Witness report seeing a black shadow, moving very fast through the crowd, bestial in nature. The attack was quick and sudden, and again the Rock's ventilation system served to make successful the assailant's escape. Just what is haunting the hollows Ungstir still remains a mystery.Both Sheffer and Gkorlathan were fined six hours of public work for their contributions to the night's events. -- Dominic Koromov, UIS

Gettleman dies in office fire Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-106 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Wed Jun 26 17:10:10 3002

ENAJ, SIVAD - Noted attorney Jacob Gettleman died Wednesday afternoon when a fire gutted his office in the Semlier Optics Building off Montevedo Street South in Enaj, Sivad.Firefighters said it appears that faulty wiring in the office resulted in a short that ignited an oil painting that caught the wall paneling and combusted a tapestry that fell on the floor and ignited the fuel-soaked carpet, which spread through the office and eventually burned the bound, gagged and bullet-riddled body of Gettleman beyond immediate recognition. A cause of death has yet to be determined.

CONCORDANCE ON FIRE?! Edit

Posted By: Khamura Article: JUNE02-107 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Thu Jun 27 15:27:21 3002

This just in: all over Concordance Stations, fire alarms have started going of, and the sprinkler system has been activated. CSES investigates the source of the alarm, we'll keep you updated.

Concordance: false alarm Edit

Posted By: Khamura Article: JUNE02-108 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Thu Jun 27 15:46:59 3002

A rather peaceful suddenly turned very busy for the security personnel of Concordance Station, as all the station's fire alarms went off simultaneously, causing a great amount of momentary confusion among the denizens of Concordance. The station's fire department denied that an actual fire of that magnitude had broken out, however, or in fact that it ever could break out.The departments's investigations center on the central server that hosts the fire alarm routines, believing that the alarms were triggered manually by someone intruding into the node. And indeed, in the log files, a signature was found that claims a certain "Etheral Ghost" to be the being behind this attack. The files had been overwritten with a large piece of ansi art depicting a floating ghost holding a sword, and the message: "You've been Tagged and you're it... Beef up security."The motivations that were behind this attack are as of yet uncertain, but according to official sources, the perpetrator will be found and brought to trial.Julio de Maertes, INN, Concordance Station

Cottington unamused Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-109 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Thu Jun 27 15:52:36 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - President Oswald Cottington IV, leader of Concordance Station, responded mordantly to news that someone had pulled a false fire alarm on the station just days before the former colony vessel is scheduled to begin a new journey to Nocturn."We do not take such stunts lightly, and will prosecute the individual behind it to the fullest extent of the law," Cottington said.

False Fire Alarm Culprit Caught Edit

Posted By: Colchek Article: JUNE02-110 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Thu Jun 27 18:27:43 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - CSIS Director Trak'gar held a brief press conference to announce that the culprit for today's false fire alarms had been captured. "Through some digging into the system logs, we were able to trace the access to a terminal down in the Quarter Beneath. I dispatched a team who found several good fingerprints on the box. The indentity check revealed them to belong to Ozz Alistair, who, I reluctantly admit, was the data security programmer for CSIS. However, I have relieved him of that duty and placed him in the brig to await trial on his unauthorized tampering with Concordance Equipment."

King Richard Crowned Edit

Posted By: Plymouth Article: JUNE02-111 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Thu Jun 27 23:06:11 3002

(Enaj, Sivad) - In a show of pageantry and ceremony the likes of which hasn't been seen on Sivad in nearly thirty years, Richard Isherwood was crowned King of Sivad this afternoon.Thousands of Sivadians attended the ceremony at St. Thomas Cathedral, with crowds spilling out into the streets. Most were trying to catch a glimpse of the new Sivadian ruler. Inside the cathedral, the crown was placed on King Richard's head during a centuries-old religious ceremony. The King took the oath of office, and then several of his entourage, including Acting First Councillor Amanda Ramlan, took an oath of fealty. Ramlan was moved to tears at many points during the ceremony, as were many other Sivadians hoping for an end to the chaos that has ruled on Sivad for nearly two months."It was beautiful," said Martha Holmes, who managed to find a seat inside the cathedral. "It made be proud to be a Sivadian again."In a speech to the remaining members of the Council of Equals yesterday, the King established a new currency -- the yojj-sterling -- which will be tied to polydenum. Sivadians have two weeks to change their currency.The King also promised that elections will be held on July 11th -- an accelerated election that many say is critical to returning order to Sivad.The value of the yojj has been locked at 10 credits in anticipation of the switch to the yojj-sterling. /Martha Cavalera, Sivadian Press/

Shattered Peace Pulitzer Entry Edit

Posted By: INN Article: JUNE02-112 Reported To: INN Reported On: Castor Reported At: Fri Jun 28 09:17:41 3002

CASTOR - There was a time when this was a peaceful planet, where the trees were green and the air smelled of fresh air. Looking down on the terrain of this planet now, it's hard to remember a time such as that. As the sun rises above the trees, it meets not a blue sky overlooking a beautiful planet, but an angry red glow where plumes of smoke billow out from the forest where Castori once lived and worked in harmony. This peace has been shattered by the bombs dropped daily from the alien cruiser hovering overhead.It came out of nowhere, an unannounced visitor that made itself quite unwelcome. Taking station in orbit, it shot down any ships attempting to land or flee, and then declared that the Castori must leave this place, or be 'forcibly removed' - evidently by their deaths.This peace-loving race has never needed for the instruments of war before now. Without so much as a single cruiser to protect their homeworld, these proud and noble citizens have still refused to knuckle under to the heavy-handed ultimatium delivered to them by this alien race, whose true motives are still largely unknown.Hundreds of Castori have perished in the bombing of their world, but more have taken refuge in reinforced buildings where they once designed technology for other races. Injuries are widespread, and hospitals are being used to capacity. While medical supplies are considered 'adequate', some harbor reservations as to how long they will last if this continues.It's estimated that over five million pounds of bombs have fallen on Castor so far, and many are concerned that this many severely compromise the ecology and endanger many species, such as the Crimsonon Macaw, long famed for its colorful plumage. If the climate is severely disrupted, there are concerns that these animals may soon only exist in exhibits.Where Castor is the leading manufacturer of Otherspace ring components, the lack of response from other governments is noteworthy. No effort has been made to liberate the planet and restore trade of these parts neccessary for interstellar trade. It's only a matter of time before more and more malfunctions begin to plague the ships who depend on these for their livelihood.If the bombing continues and other worlds continue to ignore their plight, it seems that the Castori face a very real threat of a fate like that of the Macaw - extinction. To those that would continue to not give this peaceful place a second glance, this reporter has only one warning. /You/ may be next.

Prank or terrorism? Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-113 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Fri Jun 28 11:48:13 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - President Oswald Cottington IV, already livid over the false fire alarm stunt yesterday, became even more infuriated upon learning that the prime suspect was Ozz Alistair, a programmer for Concordance Station Internal Security."This was no mere prank, perpetrated by a reckless youth," Cottington said in a brief press conference. "This was tantamount to a terrorist act, and should be treated as such."It remains to be seen if additional charges will be pressed against the programmer.

Guild branch opens for business Edit

Posted By: Roach Article: JUNE02-114 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Sat Jun 29 08:06:32 3002

SHADOWHEART, TOMIN KORA - ANNOUNCER: After a shaky start, the Odarite Merchants Guild is now a business force in the shadow city. CIN's Kilay Montrez has the story.< Image: cracked synthetic paving stones in flickering neon light. >MONTREZ: I'm standing here in the ichor-stained shadows opposite OMG's new branch facility. Not very long ago on this spot, Administrator Kip'frr'ikt met his grisly end. That name might not mean much to you - just another bug, right? Maybe. But it's not so much who he was as it is the way he died that has scientists and bioethicists on some worlds very worried indeed.< Pan up to a reinforced door, holographic advertising slogans sliding across its impassive surface. Zoom in on a warning sign: LIVE CURRENT WHEN LOCKED. HANDS OFF! THANK YOU. >MONTREZ: The Odarites are open for business. Even now, in the early hours of the morning, I've watched as load after load of cargo is delivered to the adjacent warehouse. Armed guards patrol the perimeter against the inevitable incursion of Shadowheart nightlife - and daylife. Anyone would think nothing happened in this alleyway.< Cut to elderly humanoid scientist in battered knit jacket. >"The pattern of injury is consistent, you see, yes, consistent - we believe, that is to say - consistent with the destructive behaviour of certain agressive biological agents long ago outlawed by all societies who did not wish to face extinction. Yet, I think I am right - yes - the Odarites claim no foreign genetic material was found on the corpse? Preposterous! These weapons always leave their mark, yes - a fragment of DNA, a coded sequence, something!"< Cut back to street, wide shot taking in an inviting storefront, customers arriving under the watchful eyes of green-uniformed security guards. Montrez steps into shot. >MONTREZ: Could the enemies of OMG have unleashed a plague on Tomin Kora? It seems unlikely. No-one else has died, insectoid or otherwise. But at the same time, no culprit has been found and no witnesses to the murder have surfaced. In the meantime, OMG is open for business, giving its enemies continued cause for concern over the question of its apparent alliance with Cabrerra Industries. And the ichor of Kip'frr'ikt washes into the sewers, diluting the blood of Shadowheart's other victims for the month of June.I'm Kilay Montrez, and you're experiencing CIN Live on the InterCore holonet, brought to you by Stainworks BrightShine... Gets Stains Gone.< Fade, Stainworks jingle, station logo. >

King Orders End to Martial Law! Edit

Posted By: Aeolus Article: JUNE02-115 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sat Jun 29 10:21:17 3002

/Enaj, Sivad/ In a proclamation from Isherwood House today, King Richard I has ordered an end to the emergency measures enacted in the wake of the Ynos seccession and Independence Dome attack. The emergency measures, which had given SHIELD wide powers to arrest and detain, as well as mandated the issuance of "free movement passes" for citzens wishing to move around Sivad, combined with curfews and armed patrols, had effectively curtailed the freedoms of many Sivadians over the past several weeks. "This is a return to the normal state of affairs," said a royal spokesman, "His Majesty wishes his subjects to return to their business as it was before the recent troubles. It is time for Sivad to heal its wounds and move forward." /Neville McNamara/

BoS begins Yojj-Sterling Production Edit

Posted By: Aeolus Article: JUNE02-116 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sat Jun 29 10:43:22 3002

/Enaj, Sivad/ As promised the the Accession Address, the Bank of Sivad has begun production of the Yojj-Sterling, the new official currency of the now-Kingdom of Sivad. The new currency, which is tied in value to the highest grade (Sterling) of Polydenum, is currently valued at 4 Credits to the Sterling, and will completely replace the Yojj in less than eleven days. The Bank of Sivad will redeem Yojj at 10 to the credit until that date, at which time the yojj will be retired and will no longer be honored as legal tender on Sivad.While Sivad is one of the few modern nations to still use printed and coined money for personal transactions (a large percentage of all transactions are completely electronic), the actual currency will change very little. The royal seal will be added to the bills, and the legend will be changed to Yojj-Sterling. Coins will no have a portrait of King Richard on the obverse, but will retain the varied Sivadian motifs on the reverse. Because the value of this new currency is backed by Sivad's substantial polydenum reserves, rather than by the good will and strength of the Sivadian economy, the Sterling should not suffer from any of the stability issues which had surfaced during Sivad's civil unrest, and its value is expected to stay relatively constant against the credit. /Neville McNamara/

Were Edward Sivad's Names Unoriginal? Edit

Posted By: Plymouth Article: JUNE02-117 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sat Jun 29 16:11:52 3002

(Enaj, Sivad) - A paper published in the Journal of the Sivadian Geographic Society has left the geographic world stunned by suggesting that some names of Sivadian places and plants and animals might just be other names spelt backwards.A team of researchers at the University of Ynos ran the Geographic Society's Place Names Database through a computer. According to the paper, well over 75% of the names of geographic locations on Sivad may be other names spelt backwards. Among the most striking examples: the Naeco Ocean, Dnasli Island and the Eert Tree found throughout Ynos.But geographers are not convinced. "Seventy-five percent sounds like a lot but we believe that in almost all of those cases, the similarity between names is coincidental," says Henry Penny, a geographer at the Geographic Society. "Sivad is Davis backwards, but we know that that's just a coincidence. After all, it was our founder's name."The status of the names of geographic places on Sivad will be discussed at the Geographic Society's next meeting. /Martha Cavalera, Sivadian Press/

Independence Dome Rebuilding Begins Edit

Posted By: Aeolus Article: JUNE02-118 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sat Jun 29 20:03:03 3002

/Enaj, Sivad/ In another announcement from Isherwood House today, a Royal spokesman announced that King Richard I had commissioned several construction companies on Enaj to begin reconstruction of the Shattered Independence Dome, which has lied broken since what is still suspected to have been an attempted assasination of late First Councillor Paul Truffaut. The Dome, long seen as a symbol of the spirit of Sivad, dates originally since pre-Kretonian times, but has already been destroyed and rebuilt several times. This latest construction effort is estimated to cost in the millions of Yojj-Sterling, but should also serve to inject much needed capital into the devalued Sivadian economy.In other news, the King has also announced, in cooperation with the local governments of Ynos and Enaj, that construction would resume on the Trans-Ynosian rail link which would join Ynos to the capital along the Seaside Line of the Enaj Transport network. This project has been on hold for some years, and once again is estimated to cost upwards of 10M Yojj-Sterling to complete. However, more than half of this will be coming from the Privy Purse and the assets owned personally by the King, in order to fulfill his promise made to the Ynosian people during peace negotiations. /Neville McNamara/

VES disbanding Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-119 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sat Jun 29 20:12:51 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - After a turbulent meeting in which Colonel Dierdre Staunton resigned in disgust and anger, the Concordance Internal Affairs Committee tonight agreed to dissolve the Vanguard Exploration Service."I had been interested in proceeding with the VES in a new capacity under the Concordance Defense Force, but we appear to have hit a wall in the reconcilable differences department," President Oswald Cottington IV said after the meeting.Although it seemed the disaster-marred VES might become profitable in the future thanks to its discovery of five new potential trade routes in the multiverse nexus, Staunton and other Minerva crew members became incensed by committee questioning about the death of Lt. Col. David Ransom Porter and allegations that Sergeant Victor Cross might have been involved in the sabotage of the VES Argonaut.All Minerva crew will receive honorable discharges from duty. David Carlon, who was convicted of killing a guard aboard a Vanguard vessel last year, will serve his sentence on Concordance Station. And the cryogenically stored Victor Cross and Private Vasya are being transferred to the station's medical bay until they can be safely removed.The Minerva, Cottington said, will be put up for sale.

The exodus begins Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-120 Reported To: INN Reported On: Demaria Reported At: Sat Jun 29 20:58:17 3002

GLEAMING STAR, DEMARIA - The nobles are leaving.Stumppaw Sandwalker, patriarch of the Sandwalker Clan, said the Demarian Senate earlier this week voted to begin an exodus to the new homeworld of Pansheera, settled centuries ago by their relatives who escaped the Kretonian Invasion of 2651.Although a few nobles expect to remain behind, stubbornly refusing to leave Gleaming Star to the rabble of vultures from across the Stubtooth Mountains, many are taking their underclassers and booking passage aboard Concordance Station, which departs Sunday on a voyage to Nocturn - not far from the multiverse nexus that we've been hearing so much about since the return of the VES Minerva."I look forward to being reunited with my own family, which I hear has done quite well for itself on Pansheera," Stumppaw Sandwalker said.

RNS Makes Overtures to Former Vanguard Staff Edit

Posted By: Plymouth Article: JUNE02-121 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sat Jun 29 22:11:31 3002

(Enaj, Sivad) - Sources inside the newly-renamed Royal Naval Service have revealed that Admiral Thelonious Cobb is on his way to Concordance to try to woo former members of the Vanguard.The sources say that a royal edict directing the RNS to recommence exploration activities is behind the move. The RNS may even be attempting to purchase the Minerva, the recently recovered Vanguard ship that formed the major portion of the Vanguard Exploration Service.Both marine and naval officers will be targetted by Cobb during his voyage. It is expected that Cobb will call an open meeting for all former Vanguard officers and crew to discuss the RNS offer. /Martha Cavalera, Sivadian Press/

Former VES Officers Wanted For Kidnapping Edit

Posted By: Garbage Article: JUNE02-122 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sun Jun 30 11:20:26 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - Director Trak'gar of the CDF issued two warrants this morning for the arrest of Lt. Colonel Diedre Staunton and Dr. Marlan Ranix, formerly of the VES. They are charged with kidnapping Sergeant Cross and Private Vasya of the VES, currently in booby-trapped cryo-stasis pods. Most likely the individuals will be seen travelling with these devices. In addition, he offered the following descriptions:Lt. COLONEL STAUNTONAgainst the dark blue of her dress Vanguard jacket and a braid of coal black hair, this human woman seems almost delicately pale. Perhaps 30 years old, she has eyes the color of granite and features that might have been carved of the same stuff. It is clear she makes no effort to soften her appearance, instead pulling her hair back from her face, save for a few stubborn whisps at her temples.A rank pin attached at the jacket's left breast gives her designation as a Major. On her right shoulder, she wears the insignia of the scout vessel Minerva. On the left is the symbol for Vanguard Exploration Service.DR. RANIXThin and tall where it not for the pale white skin and striking raven colored hair there would be little to identify this female as an Ungstiri. In fact, crystal clear blue eyes make her Ungstiri heritage questionable despite these features. Plain, simple features adorn her face, a smile often gracing her features.She is wearing a single-breasted, peak-lapel, four-buttoned white uniform coat slung over a long-sleeved white shirt and dove white trousers, outside edges creased to perfection. A rankpin affixed to her upper arm denotes her rank as Corporal, on the lower part of each jacket sleeve there are three dark blue diagnol stripes an eigth of an inch thick. A dark blue necktie and a pair of white cotton pull-on gloves complete the ensemble. At her side, lies a long sword almost three feet in length, it is secured around her waist by a white sling.It is requested that if you see either of these two individuals notify CDF immediately. Other governments are being asked to be on the lookout for these individuals, and to place them into custody if spotted.

Ungstiri aided kidnapping? Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-123 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sun Jun 30 13:56:41 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - President Oswald Cottington IV held a brief press conference this afternoon regarding the disappearance of two cryotubes containing Vanguard personnel, presumably snatched by Marlan Ranix and Dierdre Staunton."It is now believed that the kidnappers had outside assistance, possibly from the New Alhiran and Ungstiri governments," Cottington said. "The incident remains under investigation, and we are still developing leads, but we ask those governments to cooperate fully in this investigation."

Concordance Station underway Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-124 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sun Jun 30 15:46:34 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - Two years ago, it seemed, the vessel known then as Sanctuary would never move again from its resting place near Demaria.Now, the vessel called Concordance Station has begun a new journey.After a rough start that saw minor buckling of the internal superstructure, an electrical fire in the residential quarter, and a close call of a hovercab driver taking an unauthorized spin through the hull, Concordance has embarked on a voyage away from the Demar System, bound for the planet Nocturn and the multiverse nexus. "It is a proud day for Concordance Station," President Oswald Cottington IV told reporters once the station was safely mobile. "Our engineering crews have been working around the clock to make her ready for this journey, and damned if they didn't pull it off. Kudos are deserved all around."

Concordance receives "instant prison" Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: JUNE02-125 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sun Jun 30 19:13:34 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - Shortly after departing from Demarian orbit, Concordance Station received a freighter containing a newly acquired tool for law enforcement: A virtual prison, designed by the Castori.The prison coffin will allow convicted prisoners to serve out their sentences inside the containment vessel for 24 hours - although for the prisoners it will feel as if the duration of their sentence has passed, whether it is five, fifteen or fifty years. And they will age accordingly."This will be a far more practical system than trying to imprison, feed and care for a prisoner their entire life," President Oswald Cottington IV said.

Solon: Virtual Prisons Ineffective Edit

Posted By: Marson Article: JUNE02-126 Reported To: INN Reported On: Centauri Reported At: Sun Jun 30 19:31:46 3002

(Shalyaris, Centauri) - Solon Solilopaxillthrixian, the elected executive of Alpha Centauri, expressed its dismay at the arrival of a virtual prison on Castori."I am most dismayed to see Concordance Station employing the virtual prison technology. Our studies have shown that prisons, both conventional and virtual, serve to harden criminals and do little to heal their illness. Additionally, virtual prisons introduce new disadvantages, such as criminal skills and connections which will remain up-to-date when the prisoner is released. Despite my reservations, I support President Cottington's right, as the democratically elected leader of Concordance, to choose the criminal justice mechanism that he feels best suits Concordance. I extend to him an open offer as an alternative to virtual prisons. If he permits me, I will send the best rehabilitators that Centauri has to offer to heal the ill minds of Concordance's criminals."

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