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Sivadian Councillor hospitalized Edit

Posted By: Titan Article: MARCH02-1 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sun Mar 03 20:07:40 3002

In yet another episode of the continual stream of illnesses, disappearances, and tragedies surrounding the present Sivadian government, Councillor Cierra Federova of Noremac East Riding was reportedly hospitalized a few days ago for undisclosed reasons. Rumors suggest that Councillor Federova, who was ousted from her cabinet position by First Councillor Truffaut after several clashes, may be suffering a breakdown after the death of long-time friend and former SHIELD Chief Sid Sianez coupled with revelations of her kidnapping, torture, and psionic interrogation by the Martian Legions.This follows closely on the heels of the recent apparent kidnapping of Councillor Eliza Curwen, who represents Aitocs Centre Riding and was serving as Secretary of Health and Biotechnology. Some observers have noted with interest Councillor Federova's choice of the privately-run Sapporo Memorial Hospital, which is staffed primarily by Earth refugees and boasts a high-security wing to protect the privacy of high-profile patients.A few observers have gone so far as to suggest the entire story is a hoax, pointing to reported continuation of the strong security presence around Miss Federova's apartment by private bodyguards. Most analysts discount this idea, and a Sapporo Memorial Hospital spokeswoman confirmed Councillor Federova's admittance, while refusing to provide any details on the Councillor's condition.From the seedier side of the reporting business, Enaj tabloids have reported in recent months that Councillor Federova is maintaining a live-in boyfriend of Earth origins. Some more reputable sources have confirmed an apparent romance, while being quick to distance themselves from the wilder reports. The underground magazine "Impending Doom", which has been reporting the imminent destruction of Sivad since the days of Montevedo, is perhaps the farthest fringe of these, proclaiming that the destruction of Earth never happened and that all Earth refugees and most members of the Sivadian government and media are Earth-produced Specialists poised to take over the planet.

Legions capture GFS Minersus Edit

Posted By: Titan Article: MARCH02-2 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Sun Mar 03 20:08:19 3002

A Brief statement was released moments ago from the Legion headquartes in Hesperia,"During fierce fighting aboard the rogue Guardian Fleet vessel Minersus, units attached to the battlegroup Resistance captured Captain Cardeaux and the ship's doctor as well as a single marine. All other enemy forces are reported lost in action. Initial estimates show that perhaps as many as a hundred Legionaires were lost in the fighting." The statement read. There were no mentioning of the supposed base in Nemesis, nor of the missing two Timonae milia members.

Battleclaw defeats CSIS Director in honorable combat Edit

Posted By: Titan Article: MARCH02-3 Reported To: INN Reported On: Demaria Reported At: Sun Mar 03 20:09:04 3002

Battleclaw defeats CSIS Director in honorable combat.In a brief but fierce battle, Gleaming Star Battleclaw Grayback Nimblefoot defeated Concordance's CSIS Director Redtail Quicksilver in the Altheor Honor Arena in Gleaming Star. After the battle, Quicksilver was carried out with a broken jaw and numerous bruises by two New Alhirans and a Nall who had come to watch. As a result, his status in Gleaming Star was forfeit and he was never to return, under the penalty of death. Any speaking his name could face loss of their tongues, and his property passed into the Battleclaw's hands.

Fallen warrior comes home Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-4 Reported To: INN Reported On: Nalhom Reported At: Sun Mar 03 20:31:10 3002

The body of Huluth Marok of Hatch Ashk, a Clawed Fist Fleet warrior who died during the allied assault on Nocturn last week, was delivered to Vox Gris of Hatch Koth on Nalhom this evening by a contingent of Vanguard officers from the Guardian Shield. The Vox expressed her appreciation for the return of the honorable fallen warrior, and said the Nall would remain indebted to the Vanguard for it. "They have proven themsssselvessss mosssst honorable in the passsst," the Vox said. "It continuessss."

Vanguard taking contract bids Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-5 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Mon Mar 04 01:41:55 3002

The Vanguard took a step closer toward accepting the loss of the VES Minerva today, announcing that it would begin accepting bids for the construction of a replacement vessel. "Although we have not yet abandoned all prospects for the survival of the Minerva and her crew, we cannot blind ourselves to the necessity of maintaining our fleet," said Col. Theodore Pendleton, who will be considering bids from jumpsail vessel manufacturers.

Castori seek implant facility Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-6 Reported To: INN Reported On: Castor Reported At: Mon Mar 04 10:46:08 3002

Ubercast Sedrikin of Castor today extended an invitation to the government of Centauri to construct a teleporter chip installation office on the Castori homeworld. "My people desire a means of instantaneous personal transport, and our own efforts to develop a handheld teleporter have been less than successful," the ubercast said. Our viewers may remember that the Castori teleporter prototype was abandoned after a test teleported a Castori scientist into the trunk of a tree, resulting in fatal injuries.

Centaurans offer teleportation deal Edit

Posted By: Marson Article: MARCH02-7 Reported To: INN Reported On: Centauri Reported At: Mon Mar 04 15:27:02 3002

Solon Solilopaxillthrixian released the following statement from its office in Shalyaris, Centauri:"We are willing to open an installations office as the Ubercast requested, in exchange for the installation of an OtherSpace Ring in the Alpha Centauri system. Additionally, we are willing to waive the normal 90 000 Carat installation fee for every single member of the Castori race in exchange for the necessary information and schematics to produce vessels that are equipped with jump sails. Until then, the Castori are always welcome to visit Centauri to have the teleportation chip installed there."The Centaurans, which have relied heavily upon the now-defunct OtherSpace drive technology, have had difficulties in transporting cargo to the new Centauran colony of Callisto, located in the Sol System. Analysts speculate that the move to OtherSpace rings will permit the Centaurans to move cargo freely without being forced to use their energy-consumptive teleportation technology."

Castori offer jumpsail plans Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-8 Reported To: INN Reported On: Castor Reported At: Mon Mar 04 16:53:14 3002

The Castori government today began selling Castori jumpsail schematics for use by engineers wishing to overhaul defunct OtherSpace Drive vessels to use new jumpsail systems. The schematics are currently sold at Churcharoom's Data Sales in the city of Ursiniru on Castor for 7142.86 niru. (OOC: +einfo Castori jumpsail schematics for important information for those hoping to use this to their advantage! :))

Castori trade plans for 'porters Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-9 Reported To: INN Reported On: Castor Reported At: Mon Mar 04 17:45:38 3002

Ubercast Sedrikin of Castor confirmed today that his government had agreed to terms suggested by the Centaurans. In exchange for a teleportal facility on Castor, the Centaurans receive schematics for the application of jumpsail technology, which then can be produced on Centauri.

CI gets new spokesman Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-10 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Mon Mar 04 18:58:58 3002

Cabrerra Industries today announced that its new spokesman will be an experienced marketing guru named Lawrence Putnam, a 38-year-old Earth native who once served as an attache to Colin Neidermeyer in the Guardian Fleet before the fall of the Solar Consortium and the decimation of Earth. Since 3000, Putnam has worked on a variety of freelance public relations projects, including the Castori psionic rehabilitation coffin, the Formatic Adjustable Shuttle Seat 3002, and the Lotronics Datapad. "I'm glad to be on the Cabrerra Industries team," Putnam said, "and you can expect some exciting and well-crafted announcements to emerge from my office on a regular basis, with a focus on quantity over quality."

VMEF elements going to Val Shohob Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-11 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Mon Mar 04 20:12:41 3002

The crew of the Vanguard's Guardian Shield, currently traveling with Galactix on a journey to return to their homeworlds the bodies of those who died in the allied assault on Nocturn, will be reassigned to Val Shohob upon completion of those duties. "Sergeant Cross and his assets aboard the Guardian Shield will proceed from Concordance Station aboard Galactix to rendezvous with Major Dierdre Staunton and her remaining assets in the Vanguard Exploration Service at our Nova Genesis base," said Vanguard Col. Theodore Pendleton. "I will follow soon after to present commendations to all Vanguard personnel involved in the assault."

Unidentified flying object Edit

Posted By: Port Cargo Hold <Athena> Article: MARCH02-12 Reported To: INN Reported On: Antimone Reported At: Tue Mar 05 11:27:44 3002

Yesterday at midnight Concordance time, the Antimone Militia picked up a signal from an unknown vessel, a signal they could not identify. On of their Militia Ships went to investigate and reported seeing on their screens a yet unidentified kind of ship. It did not match any of the known ships, and they milita could not understand the signals. Outspeaker Zekia Malid said that anyone willing to further help with the investigations of the signals, were more than welcome to visit Antimone as soon as the portal that Luna will provide with, is built and set up.

Tomin Kora: Safety Impaired Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-13 Reported To: cin Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Tue Mar 05 13:38:05 3002

Lawrence Putnam, the new spokesman for Cabrerra Industries, met with reporters today in the CI building in Shadowheart to clarify the nature of life in the domed city with a history of violence and bloodshed."Despite popular belief," Putnam said, "Shadowheart is not dangerous. It is, instead, safety impaired. It is an exciting and vibrant community of diverse individuals with varied interests. The society is unencumbered by bureaucracy and overzealous law enforcement. The atmosphere encourages preservation instinct and builds character."A reporter inquired whether Putnam intended to spend the entire press conference spewing euphemisms that make violence sound tame, to which Putnam replied: "Would that be such a bad thing?"

Chief Windchaser still missing. Edit

Posted By: RedShield Article: MARCH02-14 Reported To: QRS Reported On: Quaquan Reported At: Tue Mar 05 17:11:46 3002

It has been confirmed that the shuttle bearing Chief Distant Star Windchaser is truly missing. A preliminary search of the shuttle's scheduled route has shown nothing. Crews are planned to go out in the future. But at this point, experts say it is unlikely for the shuttle to be found intact. Ambassador Stargazer Skyhawk Windchaser is known to still hold hope that the Chief, her husband, will be found. She told Restless Star that there will be no mourning rituals held for Chief Windchaser, stating that until the shuttle is found he cannot be pronounced dead. To mourn him while he may still live goes against her tribes traditions. Chief Windchaser had made his home with the Ambassador's tribe at Riverbend Village below the Atsehi Mesa. "We will follow my tribes traditions in this matter since he embraced my tribe as his." she said, looking well after a week long Blessingway for the missing chief. "We will go on with our lives and pray that he is found. Until he returns we must hold in our hearts that he still lives." The rulership of Quaquan now falls to the Tribal Council of Elders until a proper replacement may be found. Ambassador Stargazer will serve as the voice of the Council of Elders during this time.

Legion Makes Final Push Edit

Posted By: Titan Article: MARCH02-15 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Tue Mar 05 21:03:50 3002

Marine units attached to the battlegroup Resistance, today made the final push onto Nemesis. According to Legatus Manus, the Legion forces suffered only minimal casualties during the short, but fierce battle. During the final moments of the firefight, inside a warehouse on Nemesis, a team of specialists discovered what was labeled a 'torture chamber' from which they recovered the bodies of the two missing Timonae militia members, one of which was still alive, although her condition is listed as critical and it is not expected that she will live long, as several of her non-vital organs had been removed. Among the items recovered with the two Timonae, was a holovid showing the now captured Cardeaux and Morgan, the accused leaders of the Minersus group, performing what can only be desribed as vicious medical experiments. Legatus Manus was quoted as saying, "If anything, this only proves just how sick these people are. The death of the Timonae militia member will be added to the list of charges against the prisoners."

Nall invasion anniversary nears Edit

Posted By: Garbage Article: MARCH02-16 Reported To: uis Reported On: Ungstir Reported At: Tue Mar 05 23:02:31 3002

On April 8, 3001, elements of Ungstir's civilian militia made a desperate and ultimately futile last stand against the forces of the Nall Clawed Fist Fleet.Fighter pilots fought a pitched battle in space among the rocks, hopelessly outnumbered, and died. On the ground, citizens led by Owein Panderyn, waited and faced a bloody fate at the claws of the oppressors.Since then, with the fall of Lord Boromov, Resilience and the other communities of Ungstir have struggled to rebuild. A new citizens committee has formed. The militia is rebuilding.Now, nearly a year after the fall of Ungstir, it is time to remember those who were lost."Never forget," said citizen Yuri Golkachov, a rockhopper pilot who makes his actual living mining the rock field surrounding Ungstir. "We can never forget. We must do something proper to commemorate what has happened. We must never let it happen again."-- Gorin Lukasik, Ungstir Information Service

Antimone mourns Edit

Posted By: Port Cargo Hold <Athena> Article: MARCH02-17 Reported To: INN Reported On: Antimone Reported At: Tue Mar 05 23:20:36 3002

Antimone will today hold a day of mourning for the two Militia members that were captured and tortured on board the Minersus. Zekia Malid made a short statement to the press: "We will all ask the Lady to be kind to the survivor, Zaria Maz, and if she can not save her from death that at least she will die in peace. Also, we ask the Martian authorities to let us send someone from Antimone to bring home the body of Xanden Kelved and to be there for the investigations of what happened."

INN Populated By Amateurs? Edit

Posted By: Titan Article: MARCH02-18 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Wed Mar 06 02:17:32 3002

A brief statement from the Legion headquarters in Hesperia, questioned the criteria with which INN - Mars have been using in employing its reporters."We find it somewhat tragic, that you do not even lift a finger to contact Legion, or event MarsGov officials to confirm your blatant rumours. What you are reporting is not news worthy, in fact it is doubtful if even E!RN would bother writing it." the statement read, while urging INN to in the future employ more competent staff.Ann Horocus, INN, Hesperia.

E!RN:Legion Run by Cows? Edit

Posted By: Alf Article: MARCH02-19 Reported To: E!RN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Wed Mar 06 02:17:54 3002

Initial estimates show that, perhaps, as many as a hundred Legionaries were lost in the fighting. Regardless of estimates, that's ridiculous. It's laughable. If the Legion was confident enough to post that number imagine how many losses are 'acceptable' but go unpublished. How many men did the enemy have crammed aboard a fifty person ship? Probably not too many more than the three that were captured. With the assets the Legion has available, losses shouldn't have gone past a dozen to capture a single wolf class frigate with nonfunctioning OS drives.What -were- they doing? I'll break it down for you. My sources say the Legion began a clandestine investigation of the base using Timonae spies months ago. In fact, they, like the rest of the universe, knew about the operation since shortly after the Guardian Fleet disbanded with the destruction of Earth. The spies were captured, and to cover it up, the Timonese government made a false report about a distress signal and foolishly falling prey to it. Now, when push comes to shove, the Legion isn't afraid to do its own dirty work, so they went to save the day. Unfortunately, they left the bulk of their marines on Mars, so they were forced to use their ships' crews to board the pirate frigate. Since they boarded before they disabled the rest of the enemy fleet, Legion medical officers were manning the weapon arrays that provided covering fire against the single pinto class transport the Guardian Fleet used to hold off the Martian advance. Sending four hundred unarmed mechanics, pilots, and engineers into the frigate provided an opportunity for the rogues to destroy their own vessel. Fortunately, the cue outside the airlock prevented many needless deaths. Most of the assault team was waiting in their own ship's airlock for their turn to board. They were good natured about it, letting the three man crew of the frigate come by in the left lane. Once they realized their mistake, the three starving men were quickly neutralized and captured by a Talk spray wielding matron.A few days later, when the pinto had finally run out of fuel, the Legion decided it was safe to invade. They thought about calling in the marines, but none of them would leave their girlfriends back home. High command wasn't too worried. The stalwart noncombatants could handle the invasion. There were, after all, lives at risk. Lacking suitable landing craft, the Legion stuck most of their force into refrigerator units which they hoped could make landfall intact. Surprisingly, most of this force died. Undaunted, they crashed their flagship onto the planet. Burying most of the colony under its bulk, the survivors followed the trail of tarot cards to their Timonae compatriots. Luckily, the sultry fortune tellers deduced enough to save their own skin since the Martians didn't attempt to warn them, trusting in their psychic abilities. Now, they are all partying hearty on what's left of Nemesis's cultural center Foeville.(EDITOR'S NOTE: E!RN picked up and decided to publish this article after the original posting by INN was removed due to requests by the Martian Government)-David Sparks

Reporter Delclared Persona Non Grata Edit

Posted By: Titan Article: MARCH02-20 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Wed Mar 06 02:22:05 3002

Following Mr. Sparks' adventures in journalism, Legion officials have declared him persona non grata on all Legion facilities and instructed the Legion Public Relations office to revoke his press pass. A similar statement from MarsGov in Hesperia also announced the revoking of Mr. Sparks press pass for their facilities and functions, with the comment that "A reporter who shows little or no regard for his profession or the pursuit of truth, should not hold press credentials of this level."Ann Horocus, INN, Hesperia.

Above Nature expands to La Terre Edit

Posted By: Marson Article: MARCH02-21 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Wed Mar 06 13:38:12 3002

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEShadowheart, Tomin Kora - Spreading out from its success in the pioneering of specialist research, Above Nature has acquired a sizable land plot on the surface of La Terre. Previously undeveloped land on an unclaimed continent will be transformed into a farming and research facility to help support the growing multi-planetary company."We are constantly looking for improvements in not only the quality of our products, but the productivity of our company. By developing on La Terre, Above Nature will be able to service a wider variety of customers and provide more efficient services," said Dr. Julian Goddard, M.D, Above Nature's Director of Research.The new development will start immediately pending internal actions from Above Nature's Board of Directors. Spokesmen have said that company officials are already on site and awaiting a final go from the the Board."The new agricultural center on La Terre will provide new jobs, housing, and a host of life options to those living on La Terre already and bring in more people to the developing planet," explained Goddard. "We're not here to take over a planet, just do business as ususal."Above Nature, Inc. -- Above Nature is the leading force in specialist research and life science advancement. Founded in early 3000 by Dr. Lester Haskins, Ph.D, M.D., Above Nature has quickly become a household name for its production of task-oriented assistants for both the household and corporate world.For more information on Above Nature please contact local offices on Sivad and Tomin Kora.

HNS Loses Launch Edit

Posted By: Aeolus Article: MARCH02-22 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Wed Mar 06 17:24:36 3002

A confidential source in Admiralty House awknowleged today that the crew of the HNS Formidable, currently on the HNS's Nialesia Station, crashed their ship's launch during an "attack" by a number of small rodent creatures. Apparently the engines of the ship were to be used to destroy the rodents, but the plan misfired badly, causing the destruction of the shuttle and injury to at least one HNS Officer.While no official comment was forthcoming from the Naval Service, our sources have also revealed that a new shuttle will be dispatched as soon as possible. The status of the HNS officers injured in the "attack" is still in question.-Henry McCarthySivadian News Network

Sol Station gets OS Ring Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-23 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Wed Mar 06 21:05:41 3002

Kuda Energy's Sol Station today became the latest customer on the Castori OtherSpace Ring network. The ring is now in place about 1,000 hm from the station itself.

Centauri OS Ring added Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-24 Reported To: INN Reported On: Centauri Reported At: Wed Mar 06 21:40:43 3002

The OtherSpace Ring network has been expanded to include the planet Centauri. The new ring, provided by the Castori in exchange for a planned teleport implant facility, went into operation tonight.

Antimone OS Ring activated Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-25 Reported To: INN Reported On: Antimone Reported At: Thu Mar 07 00:31:06 3002

Antimone has become the latest to join the network of worlds linked by Castori OtherSpace rings. That star system's ring became active this morning.

Will a ring link Nocturn? Edit

Posted By: Garbage Article: MARCH02-26 Reported To: UIS Reported On: Ungstir Reported At: Thu Mar 07 00:37:12 3002

Should the planet Nocturn, site of the recent conflict between the Il'Ri'Kamm Hive Mind and their creators, the Kamir, be added to the OtherSpace Ring network?Professor Ahjeer Suvet of the Resilience Technical Institute thinks it should."A site of such monumental significance deserves to be studied and explored by as many diverse cultures as possible, especially given the allied assault involved in defeating the Kamir," Suvet said.Ubercast Sedrikin of Castor, however, said it seems premature to effect such an installation. "It requires great expense to maintain the rings, and there seem to be no paying customers dwelling on Nocturn."Suvet calls that a cop out: "Nocturn belongs on the network, no matter what the cost."-- Gorin Lukasik, UIS

Evidence points to hacking Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-27 Reported To: INN Reported On: Demaria Reported At: Thu Mar 07 13:53:23 3002

The destruction of the Confidence, a ship owned by the late Trueguard Silverstep, most likely was due to a catastrophic mishap caused by a bungled hacking attempt aboard the vessel, New Alhiran investigators announced today.The black box recovered from the Confidence sustained severe damage from the explosion that destroyed the vessel and the Space Builders Inc. hangar, and killed and injured hundreds of New Alhiran residents a few months ago. But investigators were able to acquire evidence indicating that someone aboard the ship interfered with a computerized safeguard system, triggering the self-destruct.Authorities want to meet with those who were aboard the Confidence with Trueguard Silverstep to learn more about what really happened.

OMG unveils new Sail-Freighter! Edit

Posted By: Wik'ikik Article: MARCH02-28 Reported To: INN Reported On: Odari Reported At: Thu Mar 07 18:20:58 3002

This morning, Odarite Merchant's Guild officials in Ikikir unveiled the latest addition to their fleet, the Grktk class Medium Sail-Freighter. Billed as an innovation of design, this model employs three detachable exterior cargo pods atop a hexagonal cylinder shaft, and a small docking bay underneath. The Grktk model, meaning 'Efficiency' in the Odarites' native tongue, comes more than six weeks ahead of schedule, and will be used as a replacement for the Guild's Chandler class fleet. Analysts point to the loss of Hiver drives and millions of suddenly-impotent merchant crews being used for labor as the reason behind the early introduction. F'ikbikkir, chief designer of the new class, sees the loss of OS drives as the best thing that's happened to the Guild. "Not having to compensate for the complex OtherSpace Drive assemblies and the excessive structural-reinforcing framework has opened up an entirely new paradigm in ship design.", he said via paddmail this morning. "We are now free to focus on those things that really matter: speed of delivery, reduction of cargo loss, and increase of cargo capacity per ship. And the Grktk does all of these." When asked about whether the Guild plans to make this class available for general consumption, F'ikbikkir replied that the Guild was still weighing their options, and would make a decision in the coming months.

Prometheus Introduces Gunboat Mk. II Edit

Posted By: Titan Article: MARCH02-29 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Thu Mar 07 18:35:55 3002

In a short press release from the Elysium-based company Prometheus Inc. it was announced that they are now ready to deliver the Horizon Gunboat Mk. II.The Mk II is a complete redesign of the Horizon class, most notably is that the new model is much smaller than its predecessor, giving the new model much higher manuverability and acceleration. Other additions includes an optional missile tube, for anti-fighter missiles, more efficient shield generators and an increased number or hardpoints.Prometheus -- PRMI is a privately owned company, based in Elysium, Mars, with holdings in several areas such as shipbuilding, electronics. They also have several transport divisions, spanning across the galaxy.

Legion Quarantines Specialists Edit

Posted By: Titan Article: MARCH02-30 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Fri Mar 08 03:14:43 3002

A Legion spokeswoman today announced that the Legion has, effective immediately, quarantined all specialists in service. As of 0100 hours MST, all specialists in Legion service had been transferred to Camp Olympus. The Legion refused to give specific reasons for this contriversial move, other than 'national security'.

ARMITAGE ALTERS MARTIAN POLICY Edit

Posted By: Seaborne Article: MARCH02-31 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Fri Mar 08 03:52:38 3002

First Consul Armitage appeared on a pre-recorded holovid early this morning in a planetwide broadcast to the citizens of the Republic. Copies also made their way to the INN - Armitage's justification for recent and rapid changes on Mars seemed to be geared to the attention of the entire galaxy."It's in our government's best interest now to focus on the protection of domestic life," Armitage said, addressing viewers in the holovid from his office in Ares Plaza. "Several emergency sessions of the Republic Senate were held following the failure of all OS drives - all changes are *temporary* and effective *immediately*."First, all Specialist citizens residing in our planet's military have been decommissioned, pending transfer to 'Camp Olympus.' This applies to the majority of Specialist-Martians, barring special exception. Secondly, all non-humans currently residing on Mars or any territory governed by the Martian Republic have seven days to get their affairs in order and leave Republic space. All visas will be suspended, barring the presence of government or military escort. Finally, Martian cities will experience tightened security measures, the specifics of which I do not want to go into detail about at this time."The sudden change in policy and procedure is a virtual about-face for Armitage, whose administration has always attempted to stress the importance of Mars discarding xenophobic tendency - almost to a fault."I thank the Martian people for their cooperation, and remind *everyone* of the temporary nature of these measures. Good day."

Another New Legions Praetor? Edit

Posted By: Seaborne Article: MARCH02-32 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Fri Mar 08 04:12:56 3002

Word is coming from Hesperia that Praetor Owain Lambrick is being replaced - all within a very short tenure as leader of the Martian Legions. Anonymous officers have confirmed that Primus Sestius Rex Paulus of the JAG/LIS division is getting promoted to the spot, though no one is quite clear on the authority behind the decision, although most sources are sure the decision was made by the First Consul.INN-Hesperia sources within the Legions have informed us that Primus Paulus is a Martian-born judge, spending much of his career within the different circuits of the Martian Department of Justice. Since the formation of the Legions, however, Paulus earned a judgeship with the JAG/LIS division of the military, a spot typically given to hardline conservatives like Paulus.The promotion of the Primus into the highest military office of Mars will hopefully be the last changing of hands for a scandal-stricken Legions.-(Ben Baan)-INN-Hesperia

Republic withdrawing from Deserata Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-33 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Fri Mar 08 11:14:29 3002

Within 72 hours, all official civilian and military Martian Republic personnel are expected to withdraw from the resort planet of Deserata.For more than a year, Deserata - home of Silas Cudahee's Wild West Experience and the new Camelot Experience - has been a territory under the aegis of the Martian government.But with the new policies going into effect and efforts underway to bolster defense of the homefront, Deserata is seen as a hindrance to the cause.Darian Ellesmere, Deserata's governor on behalf of the Martian Republic, began working with other colonists in the under-construction - and soon to be abandoned - arcology of Pallas to pack for departure."It is unfortunate that we must bring an end to our efforts on Deserata," Ellesmere said, "but matters back home leave us little choice. The First Consul needs me in Hesperia, and that's where I shall go."

Mystic celeb in rehab Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-34 Reported To: INN Reported On: Val Shohob Reported At: Fri Mar 08 11:28:44 3002

Eye Balthazar of Val Shohob today announced that Amaziah Tionus, controversial celebrity journalist and accused mind-rapist, is back with the Order of Mystics on Overlook Mesa to undergo curative therapies.

Gleaming Star security increases Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-35 Reported To: INN Reported On: Demaria Reported At: Fri Mar 08 11:32:50 3002

Elder Stumppaw Sandwalker, one of the leaders of the noble families of Gleaming Star on Demaria, announced today that security will be stepped up around the city's spaceport and the noble estates."We have heard intimations that certain individuals may wish to bring harm to elements within the nobility, and we will take all necessary steps to prevent such assaults," Stumppaw Sandwalker said.When asked who might want to harm the nobles, Sandwalker replied: "You read the news as much as I do."

Cottington back in business Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-36 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Fri Mar 08 11:37:15 3002

Oswald Cottington IV, proprietor of Concordance Station, has returned to work on the station.Our viewers may recall that Cottington vanished shortly before Jan. 20, when a Kamir used an Ungstiri puppet to pose as Cottington in an attempt to murder Vox Gris of Hatch Koth on Mars.A little more than a month later, Cottington was rescued from the clutches of the Kamir by an allied assault team on Nocturn.Aside from a limp - leftover from his broken left leg - Cottington appears to be in good shape and good spirits despite his ordeal."I am quite excited by the prospect of resuming my duties in the shipyard and with my partners in the Concordance of Free Worlds," Cottington said.

Centauran Branch Office Opens on Castor! Edit

Posted By: Marson Article: MARCH02-37 Reported To: INN Reported On: Castor Reported At: Fri Mar 08 13:48:43 3002

Centauran engineers have recently completed construction of a teleportation office on Castor, adjacent to the Departures Lobby in the spaceport. Installations will be free for all Castori or Centaurans. All others may pay the 90 000 Carat fee.

Prometheus Announces New Branch Office Edit

Posted By: Titan Article: MARCH02-38 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Fri Mar 08 14:18:21 3002

A Prometheus (PRMI) spokeswoman today announced that the shipyard division of PRMI is in the process of relocating the majority of their operation to the spacestation Prosperity Point, orbiting Earth.This move comes amidst increased hostility towards aliens on Mars which represent the majority of PRMI's clientel. The company's headquarter will still remain Mars based whoever, and operate out of Elysium.Prometheus -- PRMI is a privately owned company, based in Elysium, Mars, with holdings in several areas such as shipbuilding, electronics. They also have several transport divisions, spanning across the galaxy.

LaTerre votes for a government Edit

Posted By: Freyssinet Article: MARCH02-39 Reported To: INN Reported On: La Terre Reported At: Fri Mar 08 15:04:31 3002

Last Sunday, laTerrans voted to decide on the government style they want for they planet. Results are: 17 for a directoire, 23 for a senate with direct election of the prime minister, 54 for senate and indirect election, 5 for a monarchy, and 3 votes blank. Elections for the senate are supposed to take place in two weeks. Interim Governor Freyssinet-Ritter already indicated she'd be candidate.

La Terre Continues Edit

Posted By: Freyssinet Article: MARCH02-40 Reported To: Inn Reported On: La Terre Reported At: Fri Mar 08 15:17:18 3002

Some people just won't be stopped. They continue to survive, even after they died. Everyone and every living creature on La Terre was returned, to continue their lives. But what now? With the collapse of the Otherspace drives, La Terre is now cut off from the rest of the galaxy. It has no teleportal, no OS ring, only Galactix can travel between there and other planets. Those colonists who did not leave when they had the chance are stuck there, along with those who took their ships to La Terre and did not leave in time. Many left the planet after its return, not wishing to stay on the site. Aggravating the problem, many inanimate objects have disappeared. Money, technology, clothing, furnishings, food... most everything but structures and the clothes people wore at the time of their death was gone. Seeing that, many opportunistic visitors left. Those others who came to see their friends and family left with them- not many ships remained. I myself left only a few hours before the failure of the Otherspace drives, but that was more than enough to see the change in this planet. Stores are empty, cupboards bare, and the fields once thought of a supplementary nourishment are now vital. Under the leadership of Miss Elianor Freyssinet-Ritter, a government is slowly and painfully taking shape. She seems to be the temporary government, allowed with various amounts of enthusiasm by the populace. Most of the citizenry remaining are extremely loyal, to the planet, the governor, or both. "It'll take more than dying, being resurrected, and a total lack of equipment and funds to make me leave /my/ spot," says Arch Findwell (43), one of the original colonists. He farmed from the beginning, and now has expanded to include the space of a neighbor who left. "I am grateful to those who come and help, though. Especially the troops that are still around. Even armed just with sticks, nobody steals this food anymore. They work for it." It in unclear how the planet will manage with no economy, but events seem to continue progressing. The type of government has been chosen, a ruling cabinet with a senior member elected by said cabinet. No such people have been elected yet, however. Smaller then ever, La Terre only seems tougher. There are still those unfortunates who wished to leave but, for one reason or another, were not able to in time. Yet on the whole, the remaining citizens are fiercely proud and now hard working, many abandoning former high-paying jobs to turn to the now more important work in getting food. This is Elar Venden, reporting for INN.

Ubercast shocked by LT ring assertion Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-41 Reported To: INN Reported On: Castor Reported At: Fri Mar 08 15:28:41 3002

Once again, rumors abound that La Terre has lost its OtherSpace Ring.Once again, the Castori government expresses shock and dismay at such assertions."Our records continue to reflect - and our engineers confirm - that La Terre does, in fact, still have access to an OtherSpace Ring," said Ubercast Sedrikin this afternoon. "Anyone who suggests otherwise - particularly those who dwell on La Terre - should get offworld more often and take a peek around their immediate solar neighborhood."The OtherSpace Ring in the KR-117 system has remained active since before the destruction of La Terre, and the Ubercast suggested it might be possible that the reappearance of La Terre resulted in a shift in the location of the ring."The ring can be found at the following coordinates: -2301107, 4076, -120200," Sedrikin explained.

Expert: New Alhira owes Gleaming Star Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-42 Reported To: INN Reported On: Demaria Reported At: Fri Mar 08 18:06:49 3002

Since its foundation in the year 3000, the Demarian city of New Alhira has drawn some of its population from underclassers "liberated" from the Sanctuary nobles who eventually settled in Gleaming Star.As a result, this caused multiple breaches of contracts - implied and otherwise - between those underclassers and the nobles who cared for them.So says Tightfist Digitminder, an assayer and accountant with the city of Gleaming Star."When an underclasser enters the service of a noble, it is with the understanding that the noble will provide room, board, and all required educational needs for that underclasser and their family, in exchange for the services of said underclasser and family," Digitminder explained. "The breach of such a contract without proper severance and compensation could easily be a matter of civil litigation."At the very least, Digitminder said, liberated underclassers should repay their former noble masters for the expenses involved in their past survival.

E!RN: Demarian Announces Medical Endeavor Edit

Posted By: Bahamut Article: MARCH02-43 Reported To: E!RN Reported On: Demaria Reported At: Fri Mar 08 19:18:27 3002

Officials in the city of Shadowheart on Tomin Kora confirmed tonight that precipitation in the form of falling humans pelted the Aurora Strand earlier this evening."Some individuals may have noticed certain objects entering direct proximity with pavement on the Aurora Strand tonight," said Cabrerra Industries spokesman Lawrence Putnam. "This is nothing to be alarmed about. No innocent bystanders sustained life threatening injuries and the pavement should be relatively easy to repair."When asked if the plummeting people were victims of Cabrerra henchman Colin Neidermeyer, Putnam replied, "They were victims of gravity and their own lack of elevative capability."

Unusual precipitation in Shadowheart Edit

Posted By: Titan Article: MARCH02-44 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Sat Mar 09 00:48:31 3002

Officials in the city of Shadowheart on Tomin Kora confirmed tonight that precipitation in the form of falling humans pelted the Aurora Strand earlier this evening."Some individuals may have noticed certain objects entering direct proximity with pavement on the Aurora Strand tonight," said Cabrerra Industries spokesman Lawrence Putnam. "This is nothing to be alarmed about. No innocent bystanders sustained life threatening injuries and the pavement should be relatively easy to repair."When asked if the plummeting people were victims of Cabrerra henchman Colin Neidermeyer, Putnam replied, "They were victims of gravity and their own lack of elevative capability."

Fatal Explosion Aboard Legion Vessel Edit

Posted By: Titan Article: MARCH02-45 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Sat Mar 09 00:48:44 3002

At 0020 hours CST a newly arrived Cohort assigned as a dropship pilot with the Resistance Battlegroup, boarded the newly captured GFS Minersus and proceeded to tinker with the already heavily damaged ship's engineering alcove, causing an explosion that ripped the engineering room and its bulkhead apart.Cohort Hele died in the explosion along with a deckofficer on the ouside who was impaled by burning bulkhead from the Minersus.

Pirate vessel claims victory Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-46 Reported To: INN Reported On: La Terre Reported At: Sat Mar 09 00:57:18 3002

The crew of the ICLF Lord Kippy early this morning declared a win against "the ghost-loving mongrels of Ungstir." The Lord Kippy, a pirate vessel of no known affiliation, took credit for badly damaging an Ungstiri Militia sail-fighter that, they claim, never even fired a shot as its pilot fled for the OtherSpace Ring near La Terre. The pilot reportedly ejected, leaving his damaged ship in motion while the pirates laughed and moved in to salvage the vessel.

INN Investigates La Terre Report Edit

Posted By: Garbage Article: MARCH02-47 Reported To: INN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sat Mar 09 14:37:14 3002

News Service HackedIn the past twenty-four hours, INN officials have been looking into the matter of "Elar Venden", who claimed to work for INN in his erroneous report on La Terre. After some investigation, they discovered that Elar Venden is a college student at the University of Enaj who hacked into INN, placing his report with those to be broadcast."Of course we have security measures in place on our computer systems," said an INN spokesperson. "Mainly to keep out those who wish to broadcast the equivalent of graffiti. A quick glance normally suffices, just in case something did get through. But this report had to be studied to find the mistakes, and as Mr. Venden placed it in our computers, it never was seen by the editors until the Ubercast replied."Little else was said, but there seems to be little malice against the would-be reporter in question. New security systems have already been implemented."We won't be taken like this again," says the same spokesperson. "It was mostly harmless. If Elar Venden had not tried to portray himself at one of our reporters and had just sent the report to us normally, we would likely have printed it- after a correction or two. However, part of the new security measures are to prosecute anyone altering the contents of our computers without permission."

Legion Arrives At Antimone Edit

Posted By: Titan Article: MARCH02-48 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Sat Mar 09 19:14:59 3002

The battelgroup Resistance, having conquered the Guardian Fleet base Nemesis, tonight arrived in the antimone system to deliver the bodies of the two missing militia members."We wanted to get this over and done with as quickly as possible." Legatus Manus said, "And that is best accomplished by us delivering them directly to the Antimone government." he concluded.The battlegroup is scheduled to depart the Antimone systen in 24 hours, sans one destroyer left behind at Nemesis to protect her against foreign threats, along with the reactivated Gunstar system.

Prometheus Announces The MRRARS Edit

Posted By: Titan Article: MARCH02-49 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Sun Mar 10 15:30:50 3002

A Prometheus spokeswoman today announced that the company as about to unveil its latest creation; the MRRARS."The Mobile Refit, Repair And Refueling Station is truly a marvel in technology." the statement read, "We now have the capability to offer all services previously only found on stationary shipyards with full mobility." it continued. Prometheus estimates that the vessel will depart Prosperity Point in the next 24 hours for the Demaria system, to fulfill its first contract with the Shinara Drift Syndicate. "The SDS has wisely chosen Prometheus to refit their now defunct OS drive-equipped ships to be sail capable." A brief pamphlet handed out by Prometheus employees quoted the price of 15,000 credits for a refit to sails and an estimated 7 day turn around, barring unforeseen events.

Interim Governor hardens stance Edit

Posted By: Freyssinet Article: MARCH02-50 Reported To: INN Reported On: La Terre Reported At: Sun Mar 10 15:44:58 3002

Interim governor Freyssinet declared that La Terre had to be considered a whole entity, and no part of it doing secession. "In between, to avoid troubles, no one is allowed to claim any parcel of land, settled or not, on La Terre, until the senate has been elected. Afterwards, any claim can be presented to the senate. Consider all that Dr Haskin's "Above nature" only rent some precise grounds , and in return will provide some free food to La Terrans. The terms of that shall be reviewed after the elections."

Above Nature Clarifies Stance Edit

Posted By: Marson Article: MARCH02-51 Reported To: INN Reported On: La Terre Reported At: Sun Mar 10 16:02:21 3002

Above Nature, Inc's spokesman released the following statement this afternoon:"Above Nature, Inc accepts the terms provided for by the temporary governor until the government of La Terre is properly formed, at which point it will seek diplomatic recognition for the sovereign country of Eden. Construction of the facilities in Eden will continue as planned."

Defenses Appear on Hesperian Beaches Edit

Posted By: Seaborne Article: MARCH02-52 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Sun Mar 10 18:06:04 3002

Many Hesperia residents looked out their windows Sunday morning only to see gun emplacements constructed overnight on the shore of the Glacial Sea. The last high-grade plasma turret went into place as dawn broke - a bizarre end to a rainy weekend in Mars's capitol city.There are seven in total, each standing high enough on the beach of Pioneer Bay to have full scan of the skies and sea. MarsGov has made no official report on the presence of this new monolithic weaponry, but did state that it "is all part of the stepped-up security that the First Consul was talking about in his address to the Republic." More as it becomes available-(Ben Baan)-INN-Hesperia

New Alhira Spaceport Haunted? Edit

Posted By: Sample Interrogator Description Article: MARCH02-53 Reported To: LUNA Reported On: Demaria Reported At: Sun Mar 10 21:02:27 3002

A disturbance was reported at the New Alhira Spaceport after one of the demarian militia's personnel reported seeing the notorious Trueguard Silverstep manning the comm console of her docked Crimson Arrow fightership. Viewers may recall the demarian Trueguard, a member of the New Alhira Militia as the main suspect in the New Alhira Radiation Disaster as well as the first casualty in the final assualt against the Kamir. When militia personnel were interviewed one officer had this to say, "Probably some equipment thing. Must've accessed a log of one of our communications." While another quietly said, "Trueguard is now my co-pilot." This is news brought to you by LUNA, The Place To Be!

CSIS director losing confidence? Edit

Posted By: Garbage Article: MARCH02-54 Reported To: UIS Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Mon Mar 11 00:47:50 3002

Redtail Quicksilver, director of security for Concordance Station, continues to heal from wounds inflicted in his unsuccessful honor battle against Grayback Nimblefoot of Gleaming Star.But when these injuries have healed, he may find deeper wounds to the confidence of those who follow him - particularly the Demarian contingent.As this reporter attempted to interview the prisoner, WindSong, who has been accused of trying to assassinate a Maltarian dignitary, a Demarian guard explained that permission would have to be acquired from senior CSIS personnel, such as the director."I will not say his name," insisted the Demarian guard. "He dishonored himself. I cannot say the name of one so dishonored."When confronted with the contradiction inherent in asserting the dishonor of one's leader while simultaneously carrying out his mandates, the guard replied: "Perhaps... I am thinking of quitting. Did you think of that?"And so it may come to pass that those Demarians in CSIS service once loyal to Redtail Quicksilver could now turn their backs on him in the wake of his defeat in the Gleaming Star arena.However, the director may take some comfort from the support of his human employees. Said another guard: "I have complete confidence in Quicksilver."- Gorin Lukasik, Ungstir Information Service

Pirates seek ransom for fighter Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-55 Reported To: INN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Mon Mar 11 01:02:01 3002

A source claiming to be a pirate from the crew of the ICLF Lord Kippy, responsible for Friday's galling assault against an Ungstir Militia fighter near La Terre, has demanded ransom in exchange for the safe return of the vessel."Deposit 14,000 yojj in the Grandview Bank in the name of the Ungstir Militia by Wednesday," the alleged pirate said. "Once the deposit is confirmed and secured, we will deliver the fighter to a location for safe recovery."And what happens after Wednesday?"At that point," the pirate said, "we sell the fighter to the highest bidder who deposits into the Grandview Bank account."

Lunite Officer Executed Edit

Posted By: Sample Interrogator Description Article: MARCH02-56 Reported To: LUNA Reported On: Luna Reported At: Mon Mar 11 10:01:40 3002

The Lunite Militia recently released the testimony of one Captain Daker Rymn, commanding officer of the LMS Midnight concerning recent events which have been kept under wraps until a full investigation was completed. Below is his verified statements. "Just recently a member of the Luna Militia was executed. First Lieutenant Jay Dyne was an engineer aboard the LMN's Flagship, the LMS Midnight. After using the ship's weapons without authorization, the engineer decided to make a run for it to avoid a court martial. He proceeded to take the ships shuttle and attempt to use a defunct OtherSpace Drive. That failed and the shuttle was left heavily damaged. Fighters from the 24th Tactical Squadron convinced him to stop and return to the LMS Midnight for trial. He was subsequently charged with Treason, Desertion, Stealing Luna Militia Equipment, and Unathorized use of deadly force. All of these crimes carry the penalty of death. The prisoner remained surly and it was by my judgement, and with the support of of my staff, that it was decided that the prisoner was to be executed. Luna Militia command quicky concurred with my belief and the penalty was worked out. First Lieutenant Jay Dyne was thrown out of the airlock without life support, his uniform stripped of all that showed him to be part of the Militia." This public service announcement on behalf of the Lunite Militia has been brought to you by LUNA, The Place To Be!

E!RN: E!RN Slam UIS Inaccuracy Edit

Posted By: Bahamut Article: MARCH02-57 Reported To: E!RN Reported On: Demaria Reported At: Mon Mar 11 10:19:15 3002

We're not sure who they (UIS) have been talking to, (REF: MARCH02-54) but last time we checked, only Gleaming Star Nobles should care about Redtail Quicksilver being beaten by Lord Grayback in the Altheor Honour arena. Why you ask? For the simple reason that the people of New Alhira care not about Noble honour, Gleaming Star tradition, or the repercussions that may arise from speaking the fallen Windracer's name because of the latter two. After all, when you don't live in Gleaming Star, you generally don't care about its rules and laws. Another point to note is that most of the Demarians that work aboard Concordance do not hail from Gleaming Star. They're mainly from New Alhira, commuting there via a short shuttle journey every day, then returning home to the liberal ideals and unilateral equality of the New Alhiran lifestyle - an equality that the ex-Noble Redtail Quicksilver now belongs to, one would imagine. And so, we here at E!RN can only conclude that - based on the UIS news report - that Redtail Quicksilver is once again the subject of media scandal in the name of a story. True that the few - if any - Gleaming Star nobles who work aboard Concordance (Of which E!RN has no evidence of, and which Gleaming Star ideology would most likely forbid) would walk away from the Director on principle of his dishonoured status, the large contingent of Demarian officers and employees who are New Alhiran - which is near to all of them E!RN can report - are still in support of the Director. In fact, with his exile from Gleaming Star, New Alhirans everywhere are expected to have welcomed the Director with welcome arms. Lack of support? Unlikely. This is obviously just another attempt to gain ratings by victimisation of an already potent media figure. The 'facts' are baseless, the evidence flawed, and the report inaccurate. Redtail Quicksilver's support on Concordance will only have dropped a tiny percentage as those few Nobles who worked there walk away, leaving the greater percentage of New Alhiran employees to fill the void, and continue support as before. They don't care about Gleaming Star dishonour - they've already got it for turning their tail to the Nobles and living a liberated life in New Alhira. E!RN can only suggest that UIS get it's facts together and make sure it's accurate in the future, rather than use the public media to slate someone with a shoddy report in the name of "News". <>- Loraan Koth -<>- Editor: E!RN -<> E!RN: "Working to Restore Power"

Kalson: Mars going overboard? Edit

Posted By: Alf Article: MARCH02-58 Reported To: LUNA Reported On: Luna Reported At: Mon Mar 11 11:15:36 3002

President Kalson released a statement today, speaking about Mars' recent actions both with the press, in their declaring a Mr. David Sparks 'persona non grata', and also their sudden turn towards a more xenophobic political stance.The statement says, regarding Sparks, "We here on Luna have always thought Mars to be a world open to all kinds of expression." and notes that during the Ezekiel Williams debacle when the same Mr. Sparks "lambasted Luna" as being "multi-dimentional terrorists" he did not declare said reporter 'persona non grata'. Infact according to the press release President Kalson had a "wonderful laugh at the reporting of Mr. Sparks. Good satire is hard to come by these days."The President then moved from the issue of Mr. Sparks, and to the slightly more startling issue of Mars becoming a bastion of xenophobia. The President had this to say, "We think its wonderful that Mars is closing its borders, keeps my people from going there and making Luna look bad, and it'll definatly help Luna's economy." He also expressed a hope that, "those weapons be used to not only keep people out, but to keep the Martians in, as we see no need for Mars to become an exporter of bigoted ideas against our alien neghibors."LUNA, The Place To Be!

E!RN: Do your own job Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-59 Reported To: UIS Reported On: Ungstir Reported At: Mon Mar 11 16:18:07 3002

Ungstir Information Service editor Karl Matrovich today recommended that the E!RN news service - source of such frivolous stories as the continuing saga of "Romeow and Julikat" - look more into its own quality control and stay out of the business of criticizing other media outlets."Our story about Redtail Quicksilver's problems is valid, and represents a viewpoint - even if it might be a minority viewpoint," Matrovich said. "The story is also balanced by officers under Quicksilver's command saying they do respect him. This was no hatchet job. We stand by our story, and welcome the opportunity to do a more in-depth piece about the CSIS in the near future."

BREAKING NEWS: Mystic Eye dead...again Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-60 Reported To: INN Reported On: Val Shohob Reported At: Mon Mar 11 22:15:03 3002

Sources on Val Shohob are reporting at this hour that Eye Balthazar, resurrected along with Val Shohob in the year 3000 thanks to the Ri'Kammi Hive Mind, has died.Originally believed to have died in 2651 when Val Shohob was destroyed by the supernova of the star Volshovir, Balthazar returned with the planet in its new location near Vollista after the multiverse rifts were healed by the Hivers and the Maltarians.It is unclear how Balthazar died at this time.

Antimone Has A Teleportal? Edit

Posted By: Sample Interrogator Description Article: MARCH02-61 Reported To: LUNA Reported On: Luna Reported At: Tue Mar 12 09:32:06 3002

Since last week rumors have surfaced among members of the Lunite Militia that a teleportal link has been added to the timonae homeworld. A quick check by LUNA reporters revealed that no such functioning teleportal exists. However further investigation has revealed the following from a reliable source. "Yes...that. We sent the plans to Antimone recently on how to build a link to our system, and now its up to them to actually manufacture the material and parts needed. It won't be up until their side is done." Whether a working teleportal will actually be built by the timonae still remains to be seen. This clarification for the lunite populace has been brought to you by LUNA, The Place To Be!

Antimone confirms portal Edit

Posted By: Port Cargo Hold <Athena> Article: MARCH02-62 Reported To: INN Reported On: Antimone Reported At: Tue Mar 12 09:40:39 3002

Outspeaker Zekia Malid was quick to confirm the rumours of a teleportal between Luna and Antimone. In a statement she said:"Last week we received the plans from Luna on how to build the portal. After several days of discussion on who actually would be able to build it, we did find the appropriate people to do this and the teleportal is being built as I speak. Only a few minor accidents have happened - the Lady has smiled upon us. The crew works hard with only four breaks of an hour each a day. Alcohol and drugs are not allowed when working on the teleportal, at least not in larger amounts. It is our hope that the Teleportal will be fully installed within a few days, with the Lady's Luck."A visit to the working place of the teleportal shows a busy crew of various engineers and workers. When speaking to one of the engineers, he explained that the major problem had been to get hold of all the parts needed before the OS Ring was installed, but that now they believed they had everything they needed. After that he left for a one hour break, returning 3 hours later to resume his work.

Monster on Sivad Edit

Posted By: Michela Article: MARCH02-63 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Tue Mar 12 13:40:25 3002

One man is dead after what locals are calling the latest "monster sighting on Sanjuni Beach early this Sunday afternoon.. Hector Miller, 78, apparently suffered a heart attack after seeing the creature while on a Sunday stroll with his wife Susan after attending mass at St. Thomas Cathedral. "It was big and ferocious with long, pointed teeth," said a distraught Mrs. Miller "It was all just too much for my poor Hector." Gerald McCrane and Mitsy Bremmer, a young couple enjoying a picnic lunch also witnessed the creature's appearance "Gerald told me it was a whale," Bremmer said, "So, I said to him Gerald Darling, when have you ever seen a whale with a neck as long as a giraffe" When asked if he could corroborate the claims of the other witnesses, he shook his head "It was much to far away and disappeared much too quickly to see anything clearly, least of all teeth. I'm fairly certain it was simply a run of the mill sea creature albeit rather large Some people just have overactive imaginations" Authorities would seem to concur with Mr. McCrane, "We urge people not to panic," a police official said. "A thorough examination of the area has turned up nothing out of the ordinary." He did admit, however, that was not the first time such a report had been made. The others were by sailors who reported seeing a large creature in the late night or early morning hours this is the first report of a daylight sighting. Martha cavelera SNN

Centaurans Deactivated Antimone Teleport Edit

Posted By: Marson Article: MARCH02-64 Reported To: INN Reported On: Antimone Reported At: Tue Mar 12 17:28:20 3002

From the office of Solilopaxillthrixian:"Antimone has been removed as a destination from our teleportation nexus. I would remind the Timonae people that the Lunite portal could pose a great hazard to them, and advise them to cease use of it immediately. Until then, I do not wish to run afoul of the interdimensional disturbances caused by the defective Lunite Portal, and for that reason I have removed Antimone as a destination. That is all."

Eye Mordecai resuming post Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-65 Reported To: INN Reported On: Quaquan Reported At: Tue Mar 12 18:26:49 3002

FOUR CORNERS, QUAQUAN - Eye Mordecai, who led the Mystics aboard Sanctuary during the six month (or 349 year) voyage of Sanctuary (now Concordance Station), announced today that he will return to Val Shohob to take the late Eye Balthazar's place as leader of the Order of Mystics."It is with a heavy heart that I commit myself to this return to duty, for I had hoped Eye Balthazar would be with us for much longer," Mordecai said.Balthazar died late Monday, and details of his death have not yet been released. Sources at the Guild on Val Shohob declined to confirm whether he died of natural, supernatural, or suspect causes.Mordecai said he would call together a meeting of the Order of Mystics to regroup in the near future.

Prometheus Reports Theft Edit

Posted By: Titan Article: MARCH02-66 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Tue Mar 12 21:47:06 3002

A PRMI spokeswoman today announced the theft of a caravan class cargo carrier from its orbital ship storage around Mars."A small shuttle craft entered the holding area late last night, hailing for assistance to repair damaged manuvering thrusters, while in communication with Prometheus flight control, the vessel docked on a recently refitted Caravan class. Moments later the vessel powered up and made a run for one of the jump gates." the statement read.Prometheus has offered a reward of 200,000 credits to anyone who can provide information leading to the capture of the vessel, which is registered as CCCPRMI-03 with the serial number ICC-PRMI-03.

Ransom paid and fighter waits Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-67 Reported To: INN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Tue Mar 12 23:33:01 3002

ENAJ, SIVAD - The Ungstir Militia has complied with a pirate's demand for 14,000 yojj in exchange for a stolen sail fighter. The pirate, aligned with a vessel called the ICLF Lord Kippy, says he kept his end of the bargain.The fighter, a Columbus class sail fighter, has been left - securely locked - on the public landing pad on Ist'Thol'Mek."Thank you for your cooperation," the pirate said, laughing.

Famous Athlete In Training Accident Edit

Posted By: Sample Interrogator Description Article: MARCH02-68 Reported To: LUNA Reported On: Luna Reported At: Wed Mar 13 08:10:16 3002

Famous athelete and gun advocate Ezekiel Williams was almost fatally injured yesterday in a Lunite Militia training excercise while spelunking in the tunnels under Lunar City yesterday when a defective energy grenade caused a rockfall and severe energy burns to the militia personnel involved. Most of the marines were rescued and are now confined to the the Luna Hospital for their injuries and pending a complete investigation of any culpability in the accident. Further at least one of the marines is still missing underground, and the tunnels are now strictly off limits except for cleared personnel, lunite militia included. As a further advisory at least one of the militia involved was found to be babbling, and may have inhaled noxious, hallucinatory gases. Citizens are adviced to take anything said from any of the involved marines with a large dose of salt. Below is one of the recorded ravings of one of the marines. "Clo...I...si am....vones happy, building... ians....vote...Ur... f ...es.. Didn't... matteraker... hot...Ka... but ...l It.. could. son... good.. I.. Came... lot... sucks... follow...care... stop ...them... n't... mat... alive... and in or ...QS siones... cute!... there... that... bast... orders. Angel." This advisory has been brought to you by LUNA, the place to be!

Grimlahdi framed? Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-69 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Wed Mar 13 16:03:45 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - Siithok, a Grimlahdi charged with felony assault for allegedly trying to shoot a Specialist with a stun rifle in the Quarter Beneath on Concordance Station, was framed as part of a conspiracy sparked by a Demarian noble.That's the assertion of Siithok's attorney, the renowned Jacob Gettleman."My client says he was approached by this Specialist with an offer for him to conduct the assassination of Moonshadow Stealthfoot of Gleaming Star," Gettleman said. "Siithok then warned Ms. Stealthfoot, who thanked him for the warning and indicated she would take steps to deal with the matter."Soon after, Gettleman said, Siithok was in the Quarter Beneath and got into a heated discussion with the Specialist. The attorney said Siithok saw a suspicious Demarian, armed with a stun rifle similar to his own, lurking in the area before the shooting.Moonshadow Stealthfoot had crossed paths with representatives of A New Dawn of Sivad and the Ungstir Militia, and was forced to give a discount on a ship she sold them, Gettleman said."She certainly has the motive and the means to exact revenge against them," he said, "and my client made a convenient patsy."Gettleman said he would be en route to Sivad next to meet with officials from A New Dawn to get their side of the story.

Sandwalker scoffs at conspiracy theory Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-70 Reported To: INN Reported On: Demaria Reported At: Wed Mar 13 17:02:52 3002

GLEAMING STAR, DEMARIA - Stumppaw Sandwalker, patriarch of the noble Sandwalker House in Gleaming Star, today refuted an attorney's claims that Moonshadow Stealthfoot conspired to kill a Specialist on Concordance Station."This is clearly a desperate maneuver by a shrewd lawyer to divert attention from the truth," Sandwalker said.

VES commissions new ship Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-71 Reported To: INN Reported On: Val Shohob Reported At: Wed Mar 13 23:47:23 3002

NOVA GENESIS, VAL SHOHOB - Colonel Theodore Pendleton of the Vanguard confirmed today that a new ship has gone into production for the Vanguard Exploration Service.Last month, the VES flagship, the Minerva, was lost shortly after the defeat of the Kamir on Nocturn. Her whereabouts remain unknown."We must operate under the assumption that the Minerva has been lost with all hands, so we are moving forward to replace her," Pendleton said. "The new ship, a Magellan-class light sail cruiser, will be called the Argonaut. She will be commanded by Lt. Col. Dierdre Staunton, former first officer of the Minerva."The Argonaut is expected to be delivered to the Nova Genesis base on Val Shohob in two weeks.

Antimone about teleportation nexus Edit

Posted By: Port Cargo Hold <Athena> Article: MARCH02-72 Reported To: INN Reported On: Antimone Reported At: Thu Mar 14 11:04:42 3002

The news from the office of Solilopaxillthrixian that the Centaurans have removed Antimone from their teleportation Nexus, was met with a large amount of surprise and laughter."We find this very amusing." Outspeaker Zekia Malid stated. "About a month ago, a person suddenly appeared on the landing pad on Antimone, right in front of several Timonae Militia members. The militiamembers were startled and almost shot the poor man. He quickly disappeared again. Afterwards, this was explained as a sudden appearance of a ghost and never thought of again. Now we understand that it was instead someone who teleported to Antimone. To our knowledge, this is the only person who has teleported to Antimone, but of course we might have missed a few. The issue is, that the Centaurans *never asked if we wanted to be on the Nexus in the first place.* So, if they wish to remove us from it now that's fine with us. However, we will contact the Centauran government for discussions about what they owe us for hiring our planet to be on their nexus." Zekia Malid said, quite seriously. "There are still many ways to come to Antimone, either by ship, or soon - via the Teleportal from Luna. Anyone who uses the teleportal do so on their own risk, of course - anything else has never been claimed."

Funeral for AM Members Edit

Posted By: Port Cargo Hold <Athena> Article: MARCH02-73 Reported To: INN Reported On: Antimone Reported At: Thu Mar 14 11:28:28 3002

Antimone today invited anyone wanting to come to the funeral of the two dead Militia Members, killed on Nemesis by Cardeaux after having been kidnapped in Antimone space.Zekia Malid had this to say:"A special invitation goes to the Martian legionaries who brought their bodies to Antimone. They will be remembered for their efforts in finding our lost militia members, and they will be thought of with kindness in our hearts. The Planetary Council wishes to express their thankfulness to the Martian Legions and we do so officially. As I said - Martians are very much welcome to attend the funeral, or to visit our planet whenever they wish. And they don't have to leave DNA samples either - although a sample of nice liquor wouldn't be unwise of them to bring."A date for the funeral is yet not decided, but Zekia Malid believed it would be in about a week.

Luna To Make Specialists Edit

Posted By: Lift Article: MARCH02-74 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Fri Mar 15 00:54:39 3002

ENAJ, SIVAD - According to an anonymous source, the Lunite government is poised to begin manufacture of Specialists in the newly discovered Embryonix plant located within the planetoid. The plant was revealed in the aftermath of a mine cave-in. A New Dawn, a company owned by Parhelion Picton, was contracted by the government of Luna to fix the equipment and to bring the cylinders on line for Specialist creation. The actual start-up date for production is unknown, as is the reason for what could be considered a total philosophical about face for Luna.

Stealthfoot Noble Declares Delinquent Bounty Edit

Posted By: RedShield Article: MARCH02-75 Reported To: E!RN Reported On: Demaria Reported At: Fri Mar 15 14:43:40 3002

Noble Moonshadow Starwalker Stealthfoot, on the behalf of StarSail Enterprises, has set a bounty of 10000 credits for information on whereabouts one Seramakh or the ship ICLF Bright Glory. Seramakh rented the ICLF Bright Glory from Gleaming Star's rental console on March 6, 3002 and has failed to return the ship within the required 24 hours. Current delinquent rental fees now stand at 1800 sandtooths (1557 credits). Criminal charges will be filed against Seramakh for grand theft for failure to return this property to the Gleaming Star rental console.<>- Stripetail Newscatcher -<>- E!RN Demaria -<>

Prometheus announces new shuttle Edit

Posted By: Titan Article: MARCH02-76 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Fri Mar 15 19:09:06 3002

In a short press release from the Elysium-based company Prometheus Inc. it was announced that they are now ready to deliver the Hera Class Sail Shuttle.This design is in response to the virtual onslaught of customers wanting a financially sound solution to the problem of defunct OS drives. We can now offer the 'common man' if you will, a sail capable vessel at a very reasonable cost, coming in at a mere 32,000 credits. The Hera Class is by no means a fast, nor luxurious vessel, but it only requires a single pilot to operate. Prometheus feels that everyone who wants the freedom of a ship, should have one, this is our answer.Prometheus -- PRMI is a privately owned company, based in Elysium, Mars, with holdings in several areas such as shipbuilding, electronics. They also have several transport divisions, spanning across the galaxy.

E!RN: Genius Breeding Gophers Edit

Posted By: Alf Article: MARCH02-77 Reported To: E!RN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Fri Mar 15 20:32:23 3002

Today on Davie Sparks, the syndicated news show, we interviewed Parhelion Picton. Mr. Picton, a native Sivadian, is the proprietor of A New Dawn. For those of you not in the know, A.N.D. is the future of biotech and specialist production. This is an important industry on Sivad as it provides outlets for its sex starved young male population. The Sivadian society is where it is today because of the work these specialists do on their backs. If you thought that massaging chaise chair was something, you obviously haven't met a first class specialist produced by A.N.D.After introductions and civilities were complete, the intrepid reporter began with a question that must be on the minds of all the audience. "Mr. Picton how is it that you became the successful business magnate that you are today?""Who might you be, sir? I'm afraid I don't have the slightest idea who you are," said the aforementioned business magnate.Well, to tell the truth, yours truly didn't quite believe his ears, so he blinked owlishly and repeated the question after reintroducing himself."How might you represent him and what not?""Well, Mr. Picton, I am he. I am David Sparks." At this point the question was repeated a third time. It received an answer, if an unexpected one."You arrogant little bugger. I am not capable and absolutely destroy proper business dealings!" shouted the red faced CEO. "If this is a business thing than I think it would be most appropriate if you were to properly brief me. Slightly befuddled, the writer asked, "I am, indeed, speaking to Mr. Picton, Parhelion Picton at that?""Lots of people would like to do that unfortunately. You see I have a lot of recordings of my business dealings. My work is done, the only thing left is to transmit the hologram," said the man presumed to be Mr. Picton."I thought you dealt with specialists," replied the reporter. "Do you mean recordings of your, uh, activities with them?""Sorry you pompous, traitorous Ungstirian bastard," was the hot reply. "If I am not satisfied that the business has been conducted properly it is him that will be wishing he never met me. I am not satisfied and have already cemented some alliances with officials from Luna " "Sir?" asked the reporter, completely lost by this point."Sorry for the disappointment, sir. I did my job, and I expect the rest of my payment!" screeched the obviously irate businessman."I didn't realize that I was going to pay you anything, sir, and you've hardly conducted a proper interview," was the quite calm and rational answer. At this point, it was clear that Mr. Picton was quite insane."Have already cemented some alliances with officials from Luna. Completely. If you think I am not willing to deal with the matter in kind than you are far from mistaken."Adrift now in a sea of incomprehensible babble, yours truly said, "I believe it would be in the best interest of both parties to conclude the interview.""Sorry, far too busy for anyone at the moment, and probably be staying too busy for quite some time," said the distracted sounding man."That's quite all right. I'll show myself out." Yours truly left as quickly as possible to the sound of an idiotic cackle and more gobbly gook, walking past several, what can only be termed, male and female 'pleasure specialists' who were leading a gopher on a leash to the man's private office. The gopher, wearing a frilly pink shirt, seemed better cared for and clothed than either specialist.

Flash: Crash at Glimmercoat's Edit

Posted By: Gadget Article: MARCH02-78 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sat Mar 16 00:31:28 3002

This just in: A CSIS patrol vehicle has crashed into Glimmercoat's Cafe at the Commercial Quarter of Concordance Station. Reliable information is sketchy and incomplete, and the scope or details surrounding of the crash is not known. More information as it develops.

Centaurans Request Sivad Office Edit

Posted By: Marson Article: MARCH02-79 Reported To: INN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sat Mar 16 01:13:36 3002

From the office of Solon Solilopaxillthrixian, Shalyaris Centauri:"It is my request that the independent world of Sivad provide us with some land in the city of Enaj for an installations office of our implant devices. We are willing to build this office or move into one at no charge, however we are willing to negotiate for a discount for all Sivadian citizens from the regular price of 90 000 Yojj."

Mars outlaws teleportation Edit

Posted By: Titan Article: MARCH02-80 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Sat Mar 16 01:26:29 3002

In a brief statement from the First Consul's office, MarsGov today announced that teleporting onto Republic soil without the appropriate permit now constitutes a violation of Republic law, punishable with up to six months in jail and 15,000 crebar in fines.Anyone caught teleporting onto Mars will be subjecto immediate arrest and conviction.

Centaurans Remove Mars from Nexus Edit

Posted By: Marson Article: MARCH02-81 Reported To: INN Reported On: Centauri Reported At: Sat Mar 16 01:44:30 3002

Solilopaxillthrixian released this statement from its office in Shalyaris, Centauri:"We have removed Mars as a teleport destination due to the paranoid actions taken by its bigoted and backwards leaders. I would like to apologize to any customers on Mars for the inconvenience, but assure them that this is necessary."

CSIS cadet wrecks Glimmercoat's Edit

Posted By: Garbage Article: MARCH02-82 Reported To: UIS Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sat Mar 16 02:01:18 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - Sadie Coltham, 65, was just making her late-night caffeine run to Glimmercoat's late Friday when her poodle, Kipsy, got an upset stomach.So, she was a few minutes later than normal - and arrived just in time to see a Concordance Station Internal Security patrol unit crash through the doors of the popular coffee shop."If I had been on time," Mrs. Coltham said, "I don't think I'd be standing here talking to you right now. I am sure that woman would have killed me."The "woman" in question is a cadet, currently unidentified by CSIS but held in custody. Concordance Security officials stated that they would answer no questions about the incident unless those questions were submitted in writing and allowed to be considered and properly answered as expeditiously as they deemed necessary.Mrs. Coltham said she saw the female cadet hand over a complete arsenal of weapons, ranging from tukla fruit spray to pulse weaponry before the cadet was taken into custody."I didn't realize the CSIS armed their new personnel so heavily," Mrs. Coltham said, clutching her Keep Earth Pure collectible handbag to her chest. "I suppose I should feel safer, knowing they let crazy people carry guns and drive complex vehicles."According to Mrs. Coltham, the cadet called out to an unseen companion named "Walter" at some point during the incident, claiming that the two of them were after a criminal.No word on official charges against the cadet, the cadet's name, the cadet's age, or how long she's been with the force - CSIS personnel declined to provide the data.No one appeared to be seriously injured.- Gorin LukasikUngstir Information Service

Martian Deadline Passes Peacefully Edit

Posted By: Seaborne Article: MARCH02-83 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Sat Mar 16 04:29:46 3002

The First Consul's seven-day ultimatum to non-humans passed as Friday crossed into Saturday, remarkably without any real altercations between law enforcement and the new Martian 'refugees.' Last week, Armitage appeared on holovid outlining some new domestic policy for his citizens - forcing all non-humans to leave and placing Martian specialists into a hastily-constructed community near Olympus Mons were some of his actions."I've been treated all right," said Kerry McLaughlin, a Martian-Specialist that arrived at Camp Olympus on Tuesday. "Most of those who didn't leave don't have anywhere else to go. The government hasn't seized my property or hurt us... it's almost like they're still trying to figure out what to do with us. I really hope this is temporary. *Very* temporary."INN holovid crews in each of Mars's major cities saw long lines stretching from the spaceports, crowding the pedestrian malls. While there were no violent outbreaks, impatience ran rampant, fueled by the lack of jumpsail-equipped vehicles to take refugees to new homes elsewhere."We're all just waiting," said an Ungstiri who declined to have her name printed. "Six hours, ten hours. Whenever the next tin can gets here. You know."The First Consul's office announced that "the stragglers are few, and will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis." More on this situation as it becomes available.-=-/ Ben Baan /-=-INN-Hesperia

CSIS assets turned to private use? Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-84 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sat Mar 16 10:41:54 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - Unconfirmed rumor on Concordance Station suggests that Redtail Quicksilver, director of the station's internal security service, has used department personnel to guard his own private estate (when he had one) on Demaria.

Unrest in the Ungstiri Militia Edit

Posted By: Molotov Article: MARCH02-85 Reported To: UIS Reported On: Ungstir Reported At: Sat Mar 16 18:22:55 3002

Since the Nall invasion of Ungstir, and the Parallax's subsequent withdrawl from the planet, the proud Ungstiri people have had the monumental task of rebuilding both their economy and their military. While the economy slowly recovers, the Ungstiri Militia is running into trouble; trouble which some members of the militia blame on its newest commander, Generalissimo Ector Garryowen."He may have been born on the Rock, but he's no more an Ungstiri than that Timonae he made a Kapitan." said an Ungstiri Militia officer who wished to remain anonymous. According to this officer the Generalismo has recruited wealthy Timonae, and former SBI president, Kalsin "Vargas" Al'Maerklash and given him the rank of Kapitan. The officer added: "I have served in this militia since I was old enough to join up, only to be held down so this offwolder can be made a Kapitan."It seems that this officer is not alone in his beliefs. "Yeah, alot of us are mad. And shouldn't we be?" says another member of the Ungstiri Militia, who also wished to have her name withheld. "Before this Vargas guy shows up, we're scrounging for cash everywhere. All of a sudden, he's made a Kapitan and we've got all the cash we need. It's not hard to see that a deal was made. We don't even have enough trained pilots to fly all the new ships we got." She added: "Just look what happened to [Lejtenant] Mikol [Curlensky]. He had no place flying that fighter." Refering to the attack and capture of an Ungstiri Militia fighter earlier this month.When asked whether they planned to leave the militia, both Ungstiri stated only that they were going to continue to serve their people. "I hope the Citizen's Committee looks into this," one added, "because me and the boys aren't going to fight so this Timonae can have his jollies being a Kapitan and the Generalissmo can buy more ships... At least not for long."--Alexander Korenchkin, Ungstir Information Service

Castori Falls To Teleport Schizophrenia Edit

Posted By: Sample Interrogator Description Article: MARCH02-86 Reported To: E!RN Reported On: Shinara Station Reported At: Sat Mar 16 20:55:17 3002

We have here a public announcement and medical advisory from noted teleport chip expert Jehane Lin of Shinara. "An hour or two ago a castori by the name of Mr. Tririlunt was found experiencing schizophrenic episodes at the flight level of Shinara. He proceeded to harrass and threaten all passersby proclaiming the landing bay area was his frigate." "Fortunately the security personnel were able to apprehend him without injury and he is now currently in our medical bay. During one of his lucid moments we discovered that Tririlunt was impanted with the teleport chip, and that he ignored the 5 minute delay in teleporting to a different world and was well on his way to breaking the number of worlds to visit daily safety limit when he was overcome by schizophrenia." Jehanelin frowns. "And here is where it gets sticky. In the past, a three day waiting period without teleporting was all that was necessary to cure the malady. Unfortunately medical scans have indicated some unusual brain wave activity so I fear that Tririlunt may now require special healing, psionic healing to be exact to recover." "What I am about to say may come across as insulting to the castori people but I must say this so please bear with me. Tririlunt manifested very violent tendencies, threatening me with his claws and pointing an imaginary pistol at me. This disturbingly reminded me of another schizophrenic who took his own life a few months back, Yulkamin. Other victims of teleport schizophrenia from other races like the g'ahnlo, and grimlahdi did not manifest violent tendencies. I fear that if quick steps to educate the castori teleport users do not occur we may be seeing many more violent episodes." "I would like to request to the castori goverment to perhaps send one of their own to psionically assist their sick comrade. I am not exaggerating and as proof of this I present you with a partial snapshot from Shinara Medbay." Tririlunt grins and chuckles lightly. "Is that so? Well then heal away!" Just then, he rolls his eyes back and snarls loudly. "YOUR DAY OF JUDGEMENT HAS COME AND I AM THE JUDGE! VERDICT: DEATH! PREPARE TO DIE, FOOL!!" He cackles loudly and begins rumbling violent in the restraints. "I heartily advise the castori to take what I have just sad quite seriously. Thank you. That is all."

UCC names ambassador and takes charge Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-87 Reported To: UIS Reported On: Ungstir Reported At: Sun Mar 17 02:32:56 3002

RESILIENCE, UNGSTIR: At the latest meeting of the Ungstiri Citizens Committee, Dama Ekaterina Innokentevna was appointed to the rank of Ambassador, to represent Ungstir to the other planetary governments and alliances. When questioned, she made it clear that the position was temporary until the return of the previous ambassador, Teel Nels-McGrath, stating "She ees Ungstiri, da? Ve veell nyi belief she ees deat untill vee zee a boty."In other matters, the relationship between the Citizens Committee and the Ungstiri Militia was formalized, with the Committee reaffirming its oversight of the Militia. The Committee also agreed to implement a system of weapons permitting and improved customs security.

Trade Secretary Under Fire in Conflict-of-Interest Scandal Edit

Posted By: Plymouth Article: MARCH02-88 Reported To: snn Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sun Mar 17 14:38:24 3002

(Enaj, Sivad) - Trade Secretary John Harrison is being loudly criticised by members of the opposition in the wake of news that he has started a new bank.Opposition leader Janet Papineau called the potential conflicts inherent in such a position "appalling." "Our Trade Secretary cannot be expected to have the best interests of Sivad in mind if he is also the owner of one of Sivad's banks," Papineau said. "This violates the principle of independence for cabinet ministers that has been enshrined in parliamentary tradition since the earliest days of Parliament in England."Social Democrats and Conservatives joined forces in a rare joint-attack on the government in the Council of Equals today, with both parties demanding Harrison's resignation. The First Councillor has made no official statement, but officials in the First Councillor's Office have admitted under condition of anonymity that the First Councillor hopes that Harrison will "do the right thing." /Martha Cavalera, Sivadian Press/

Quaquan joins OSR network Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-89 Reported To: INN Reported On: Quaquan Reported At: Sun Mar 17 15:45:17 3002

FOUR CORNERS, QUAQUAN - Officials with the OtherSpace Ring Network on Castor today activated the new OS Ring in the Na'al'ee'lee System, which means jumpsail access is now available to and from the planet Quaquan.

Qua Ambassador gets wings. Edit

Posted By: Stargazer Article: MARCH02-90 Reported To: QRS Reported On: Quaquan Reported At: Sun Mar 17 19:32:54 3002

FOUR CORNERS, QUAQUAN - Today Ambassador Stargazer Skyhawk Windchaser accepted delivery of a sail converted Kestrel Class Escort for transportation and protection. We are joyful that the Ambassador can once again fulfill her duties. "Now that the OS Ring has been installed and is operating, the QM Starchaser can leave our system and take us to Concordance Station." Stargazer told Restless Star, "I have been worried about how WindSong has fared since we were cut off from returning to him. With this ship I now have the freedom to take up my duties as Ambassador once again for Quaquan."The Ambassador seemed well pleased with the converted ship. She travels with a entourage made up of Brave TwistingWind handpicked by the Council of Elders as protector and pilot, and the Seer Serene, one of Quaquan's own Mystics. The ship also has the most basic of a ships crew. A Blessingway was quickly performed to bless the new ship. QM Starchaser's first destination is Concordance Station. We will keep Quaquan updated on the next destination as soon as it is revealed. Ambassador Stargazer oversaw the acquiring of the OS Ring from Castori, ending Quaquan's isolation from the rest of the worlds. We wish her and her team a blessed journey among the stars.<<- ChattingBird RedCloud : Restless Star Cub Reporter ->>

Opposition Party Names New Leader Edit

Posted By: Aeolus Article: MARCH02-91 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sun Mar 17 21:04:27 3002

/Grand Enaj, Sivad/ Janet Papineau announced her resignation as leader of Sivad's Conservative Party today, a few hours after launcing an attack on Nationalist Trade Secretary John Harrison. Citing "personal reasons," Papineau made only a brief statement as to her intent to relinquish control of Sivad's second most powerful party, but to retain her seat on the Council of Equals.Less than an hour after this announcement, a second press conference was held in which it was announced that the members of the party had unanimously selected Fredrick Charles Chamberlain, Councillor for Retep Archipeligo, as the new leader of the Conservatives. "This is a new beginning for the Conservative party. My Right Honourable Colleage has taken this party very far, and I intend to take it farther." said Chamberlain.Insiders in the party have suggested that this change is possibly the result of a coup or backbencher revolt against Papineau resulting from her failure to effectively oppose First Councillor Paul Truffault. This has not been confirmed or denied as of this time. The ability of the ultra-conservative Chamberlain to achieve any sort of coalition with the Social Democrats, the other opposition party on Sivad, is considered extemely low. However, several insiders have said that a continued scandal could cause several of the more right-wing members of the Nationalist Party to defect, and lessen the fragile majority that the Nationalists hold in the small Council of Equals.

Cadet fired and misuse denied Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-92 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sun Mar 17 22:52:59 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - CSIS Spokesbeings today confirmed that the Cadet involved in the crashing of the patrol car into Glimmercoats had been fired from CSIS and was facing several charges. "While we will not yet be releasing her identity or the specifics of our investigation, CSIS confirms that we have dismissed the Cadet involved for violating several CSIS regulations." After several refusals to provide further information on the case, the spokesbeing did respond to a question regarding the recent rumor of CSIS personnel guarding the Director's private estate. "That rumor is completely and totally false and baseless. No CSIS personnel have been used at the Director's estate. The Director has always made himself available when at home for CSIS personnel to bring urgent matters to him after hours, and has a number of friends among the personnel who have visited him socially as well. It is our belief that these visits were simply misunderstood by well-meaning observers and no malicious intent in the rumors, and regret that such stories are not more thoroughly checked before they are run."

CSIS Press Release Edit

Posted By: Shmoe Article: MARCH02-93 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sun Mar 17 23:55:24 3002

Corpse found in Glimmercoat's. Late this afternoon(3/17/3002), during the course of several calls to CSIS headquarters, a heavily mutilated corpse was found in Glimmercoat's in the Commercial Quarter of Concordance Station. Shortly afterward a panic ensued as people fled to both the Companionway and to the quarter beneath, resulting in multiple injuries. CSIS crowd control was unable to enter the (Commercial) Quarter due to the press of the crowds in the Companionway though a few CSIS officers and some CSFR units, including Lt. Neilson's emergency response team had arrived on the scene in a timely manner. The corpse has not been identified, but is part of an ongoing investigation by CSIS involving four missing person's cases, two of which have recently become murder cases.

UPDATE: Lunite Specialist Scandal Edit

Posted By: Out Article: MARCH02-94 Reported To: LUNA Reported On: Luna Reported At: Mon Mar 18 00:20:41 3002

LUNA: Inside sources reveal on condition of anonymity that Sivadian genetics company A New Dawn, CEO Parhelion Picton, has made a deal with Free Luna Protectorate President Kalson which enables A.N.D. to produce specialists on Luna in exchange for enough funds to cover Lunite budget deficits incurred during Kalson's term as president. A source inside A New Dawn estimates that the old Embryonix plant on Luna will be operational within two weeks, actively producing Specialists on a moon with a significant portion of the population reporting Specialist descent.President Kalson's leadership ability - and sometimes his sanity - has been the topic of debate for a long time among Lunites, fueled by eccentric press releases and offbeat foreign policy, including recent rumors of a never-executed conspiracy to destroy the Lunite Ambassador's ship as it lay lodged in a cavern on Quaquan.The Free Lunite Senate has not been recorded as issuing any response to Kalson's actions.

Martian businessman found dead Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-95 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Mon Mar 18 07:13:59 3002

HESPERIA, MARS - Anson Rayner, the owner and operator of Rayner Logistical Solutions was found drifting in shallows on the Hesperia shoreline. Apparently killed by a single energy pulse to the interior of his mouth, his corpse was found by a pair of teenagers walking on the beach. He leaves no known family, and his business assets are reportedly left to the Legions Reservist Corp.Authorities say they are not seeking any other being in connection with their investigations.-Acheron Echinda, INN Mars.

Militia has until end of day Edit

Posted By: Gallahad Article: MARCH02-96 Reported To: UIS Reported On: Ungstir Reported At: Mon Mar 18 15:49:09 3002

<Resiliance Ungstir> The Ungstiri Militia has until midnight March 19 to comply with a measure passed by the Ungstiri Citizen's Committee and submit to Committee control, said Dmitri Alexandor, detailing the measure introduced by him to the March 17 UCC meeting."The measure passed in the last March 17 meeting requires the Militia to submit to UCC control by March 19," Alexandor said to reporters, "I have not heard of them agreeing to it, though I could be wrong."The measure requires the Militia to submit to Committee control or to loose the support of the UCC, in effect becoming a mercenary organization. Alexandor stated in presenting the measure that it was due to various problems this Militia had already been in, most noteably a pirate attack over La Terre in which it lost a fighter, and was forced to pay ransom for its return. The measure passed by wide margins.

CSIS Press Release Edit

Posted By: Shmoe Article: MARCH02-97 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Mon Mar 18 20:48:12 3002

Siithok ReleasedSince Mr. Parhelion, of A New Dawn Corporation on Sivad has failed to press charges against Mr. Siithok for the attack on the Specialist Shaundra in the quarterbelow on Concordance Station in an appropriate amount of time. CSIS is forced to release Mr. Siithok with no pending charges.

CSIS granted full authority on Concordance Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-98 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Mon Mar 18 21:06:15 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - Oswald Cottington IV, proprietor of Concordance Station, announced tonight that, effective immediately, Concordance Station Internal Security (CSIS) has complete authority in *all* areas of the station, including the flight deck.Previously, that had been assigned to the Vanguard Marine Expeditionary Force."As of now," Cottington said, "the VMEF will focus its efforts on external defense, and will leave internal issues to the internal security service."When asked about recent controversy surrounding allegations that Redtail Quicksilver, director of CSIS, had been using CSIS assets to guard his former estate on Demaria, Cottington said, "I don't place a great deal of faith and credence in rumors, but now that Mr. Quicksilver no longer has that estate, the point is rather moot."

E!RN: Galactix Gunning for Syndicate Station? Edit

Posted By: Bahamut Article: MARCH02-99 Reported To: E!RN Reported On: Shinara Station Reported At: Mon Mar 18 21:14:48 3002

E!RN today received a report from JUST - the Justiciary of Shinaran Territories - regarding the conduct of the sentient star-vessel 'Galactix' whilst on board Shinara Station, the rumoured soon to be hub of commercial traffic between the universe and the Shinaran Drift Syndicate. According to the official report, Galactix landed one of its dropships on the installation to 'pick up' the Castori Tririlunt, who is presently being held by Shinara Medical for posing a clear danger to others after his disturbing outburst on the flight deck recently, and JUST informs us that they intend to hold the Castori until a representative of the Castori government arrives to legally extradite him. According to senior sources within JUST, the vessel Galactix point-blank refused to comply with station traffic regulations regarding the movement of vessels on the flight deck, and when told that the dropship would be moved by force as not to endanger traffic arriving on-station, replied with threats of mass-murder, even going so far as to say "I will be forced to take action against this station. Your shields and hull are no match for my weaponry, and I have no compunctions about leaving this hangar and scattering your precious base to the four winds to protect myself." Marshall Marcus Harris - presently in temporary command of Shinara Station whilst Darktail Farstalker is on sabbatical - had this to say: "The thing is clearly deranged. It quite seriously was willing to kill five thousand humans and Demarians simply to avoid obeying traffic laws. I had to threaten to take it to pieces before it would move! I'm revoking its docking clearance - and that of any of its subsidiary craft - the second it leaves this station, and I'm not reinstating it until someone proves to me that they're not employing a genocidally sociopathic machine." Drift Commander Farstalker - who has been away from Shinara since the OS Drive failures - could not be reached at this time for comment or statement. -<>- Loraan Koth -<>- E!RN Shinaran Drift -<>-"E!RN: Working to restore power."

Gettleman praises CSIS Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-100 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Mon Mar 18 21:24:23 3002

ENAJ, SIVAD - Attorney Jacob Gettleman tonight praised the decision by Concordance Station Internal Security to release his client, Siithok, from custody."The charges against my client were frivolous at best, and it is refreshing to see the level of intellect rising in the CSIS," Gettleman said.

E!RN: Shinara Spooked? Fox Fears Foreigners Edit

Posted By: Bahamut Article: MARCH02-101 Reported To: E!RN Reported On: Shinara Station Reported At: Mon Mar 18 21:49:59 3002

It may seem to many to be nothing but rumour and urban myth, but to a few of those working aboard Shinara - and many who do not - one ship that has been present on the Station since it first opened up commercially to the universe has been the cause of much fear and speculation, with some even refusing to return to the Shinaran bottleneck of trade because of that ship. The ship in question? The IFF Black Fox, a vessel that's been a common sight on Shinara since anyone can remember, with questions about how it got there so far remaining very much unanswered. Yet despite the rumours and the speculation, one thing is fact: The IFF Black Fox is on Shinara, and as far as anyone knows, it's there to stay - and remain the cause of much fear, keeping a foreboding presence with its ominous image and its illustrious and dark past. An omen, some might say, of bad times to come. However, the lack of any death has lead many to believe that the IFF Black Fox and Shinara Station share an almost sentient bond - one finding the other home, and the other finding the first welcome. An odd symbiosis of space bound objects. Conversely, this 'balance of karma' as some have called it has not stopped the daunting reports of abnormal activity around the vessel. Some tell of the sound of feminine laughter resounding from within. Or the tales of dark cheers flowing amidst the noises of a casino backdrop. Or the rumours of cold jazz from saxophones haunting the hangars of the Station deep at night. Or the sightings of people occasionally being allowed access into the usually securely locked down vessel, then never being seen again. E!RN managed to catch up with one Carduus Reslienki, a well-respected artist, who we heard told Shinara's Commander Farstalker that he would not return so long as the Black Fox remained. "No good has come of it, no good will ever come of it. That ship reeks with the death of its past crews. It's one of those things just best left alone." He stated, quite sincerely, giving affirmation to the trepidation that many still hold. Nonetheless, we managed to also dig up a contrary opinion from Drift Commander Farstalker from our report archives, where he stated that "She (The Black Fox) is an enigma, I'll give her that, but she's welcome to stay. She's been just peachy and happy here on Shinara, even if everyone else thinks she's filled with evil and all kinds of nasty things that'll tear your tail off and hang you with it... or something like that." To some though, the history and name of the Black Fox means nothing, and the ship remains just that - a ship. As Marshall Harris so neatly put it: "What? I thought it belonged to the Skipper. Why are you asking /me/? Go away and stop bothering me." Whatever the cause or reason, the Black Fox is apparently here to stay as a permenant resident of the Station... and with it all the myth, legend, and lore that goes with it. -<>- Loraan Koth -<>- E!RN Shinaran Drift -<>- "E!RN: Working to restore power."

Picton shot and killed Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-102 Reported To: LUNA Reported On: Luna Reported At: Mon Mar 18 22:20:48 3002

LUNAR CITY, LUNA - Parhelion Picton, CEO of A New Dawn, died tonight in Lunar City after a single gunshot wound to the head from an assassin.The killer, identified as Paul Stetter, is reported to have shouted: "No more mistakes!" And then he opened fire. Picton's bodyguard, a Specialist named Shaundra, was shot twice in the chest and back as she jumped and spun trying to defend her owner/employer. Stetter then shot the defenseless Picton in the head.Lunite Militia officers shot and killed Stetter when he refused to drop his weapon and surrender.Picton was declared dead at Lunar City Hospital at about 5:10 p.m. Luna time. The Specialist bodyguard is in surgery, but is expected to survive.

Ungstir infestation feared Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-103 Reported To: UIS Reported On: Ungstir Reported At: Mon Mar 18 23:12:37 3002

RESILIENCE, UNGSTIR - An infestation of rodents has been reported in the old Boromov Castle in the city of Resilience on Ungstir. The rodents, an old Earth variety of brown rat, seem to arise in exploding populations every 20 or 30 years or so."It comes, it goes," said castle caretaker Olaf Beregern. "We will persevere."Exterminators are hard at work laying traps throughout the castle and loading them with several different varieties of cheese.

Guild hires Gettleman Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-104 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Mon Mar 18 23:51:03 3002

ENAJ, SIVAD - Renowned attorney Jacob Gettleman today was hired as the official counsel for the Odarite Merchants Guild.His first order of business: A friendly warning to the Sivadian government."The Odarite Merchants Guild recently sent representatives to this planet with an offer to buy the troubled Space Builders Inc., when the government called for bidders," Gettleman said. "Demonstrating bad faith tactics, Trade Minister Harrison disregarded the bid, and it is the assertion of the Guild that he did so because these bidders were alien offworlders."Specifically, Gettleman said, Harrison claimed they had received a higher bid, but refused to say how much that bid was for so that the Guild might top it."We're already seeing Mars turning more isolationist," Gettleman said. "It's time for Sivad to be more open to offworld trade."He did not rule out a course of civil litigation over the matter.

Legion commissions new vessel Edit

Posted By: Titan Article: MARCH02-105 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Tue Mar 19 00:21:01 3002

A Legion spokeswoman today announced that the MLSCV Olympus II was commissioned earlier this evening.This is the second vessel of its kind, a sail capable carrier. The first vessel, MLCVS Olympus, was destroyed in a terrorist attack almost eight months ago.The Olympus II was designed and built by the Elysium based Prometheus Inc. who also designed the original Olympus class.The Olympus II is to replace the aging Iowa Class battleship that has until now served as the Legion flagship.Ann Horocus, INN - Hesperia

A Sleepless Night for the Ungstiri Militia Edit

Posted By: Russkaya Article: MARCH02-106 Reported To: UIS Reported On: Ungstir Reported At: Tue Mar 19 01:00:25 3002

RESILIENCE, UNGSTIR: The leadership of the Ungstiri Militia is in closed door sessions, a series of incidents having punctuated the Resilience corridors the past forty eight hours, as the deadline for the Militia's confirmation of allegience approaches. Their morale already shaken by staffing and serious questions concerning the procurement of the the Militia fleet, the rumoured disapperance of Generalissimo Garryowen has the rank in file looking for leadership. And they do not seem to be finding it in late night meetings."I was born here when the Kretonians walked these halls, grew up under Boromov, saw the Nall came, met the Ship of Legends, and to now come to this?" Polkovnik Liya Akimov of the Terenshoka District Garrison looked as grim as her soldiers did. The colonel wore the same rugged uniform of her troopers, her rank only betrayed by her shoulderboard insignia. One of them. "Somewhere someone seems to have forgotten what it means to be Ungstiri Seel'niy. It might surprise those deciding our fate that some of us have not."Has the upper command lost touch with the rest of the militia? As I stand and see them with their district officers, like Colonel Akimov, it appears to be true. Her troops stood by her side, and when asked for their opinion, most nodded to their colonel, confirming her words. One, a squad communications officer, did offer an additional point of view. "Stan' for a sheep collector? Nyet. Stan' for Ungstir? Hoopin' yea."--Dominik Koromov, Ungstir Information Service

Haskins Raises Bounty to 2M! Edit

Posted By: Marson Article: MARCH02-107 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Tue Mar 19 03:19:27 3002

Doctor Lester Haskins released the following paid statement to the Cabrerra Information Network:"I am pleased to announce a very lucrative guessing game. Two million credits will be paid to the person who guesses the correct day of Marcus Harris' death. The time should also be included, in case of a tie.As you may've noticed, the E!RN network reported that he's currently in charge of security on Shinara Station. Under no circumstances will the winner's identity be revealed."

Galactix Defends Actions Edit

Posted By: Colchek Article: MARCH02-108 Reported To: INN Reported On: Val Shohob Reported At: Tue Mar 19 04:10:15 3002

Shortly after the E!RN story broke, our INN representative aboard Galactix carried out an interview with him in response to Marshall Harris' rather brutal comments. As it turns out, it seems Harris has downplayed his own threats to the ship:"I was not aware that this individual was Tririlunt. This is the first time his name has been mentioned. I had received a request from a Castori known as Rablinik for transporation for 2 Castori off the station. The second Castori's name was never mentioned, even by Harris during his condescending tirade. I had come to pick up two passengers as requested. Harris, as he fails to mention, began to harass me in a very confrontational emotional state. It was not until he threatened to diassemble my drop ship with arc welders and move it into the hangars did I make my statement of intent to defend myself and the lives of my crew aboard the dropship. Far be it for me to nitpick the definition of mass murder, but killing 15 innocents in the process of disassembling my drop ship qualifies. Therefore I believe my stance was fully justified, despite the mad ravings of Marshall Harris. However, in the interests of defusing the already explosive situation, I complied with his request. Marshall Harris is a threat to anyone who boards Shinara station, for he is a permanent resident, while I on the other hand am not, and have full intentions to leave when my passenger has boarded, or passengers, as Mr. Rablinik did not specify his second passenger and thus it could, or could not be, this Tririlunt. Had Mr. Harris made this specification in advance, I would have accepted his explanation without further question, for that incident is common knowledge."When asked if he had any comments on the latest offer from Doctor Haskins on Harris' bounty, he simply said, "No comment."For INN, this is Carl Rotherot.

Councillor Defends Bank Edit

Posted By: Sergeytov Article: MARCH02-109 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Tue Mar 19 16:17:51 3002

Councillor John Harrison has defended his views in the SNN concerning the nature of his new business venture, in the interview, he answers the questions of SNN official Valerie Austin concerning this.Miss Austin's first question of:"Why did you start the bank?" met the reply of Councillor Harrison, "Well, first of all, one of the primary reasons to start this bank is to serve the public..." the Councillor also defended his part in the bank stating it was traded on the stock market, "...Exactly fifty percent..." would be owned by the public. He also says he would hold little direct control in the company, acting as an overseer at the most. And finally he concludes with saying, "...I am always working for the people."

Sail fighter destroyed in mishap Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-110 Reported To: INN Reported On: Castor Reported At: Tue Mar 19 20:07:52 3002

CASTOR - A Columbus class sail fighter being tested by the Castori was destroyed tonight after a systems glitch that redistributed the vessel's mass and scattered its molecules upon arrival in the Castor system after a stop at Concordance Station. Technicians with the OtherSpace Ring Syndicate are shutting down all access by Class A sized vessels until further notice. Other technical mishaps involving smaller craft have been reported in conjunction with the rings. The situation remains under investigation.

Centaurans Release Xenophobia Index Edit

Posted By: Marson Article: MARCH02-111 Reported To: INN Reported On: Centauri Reported At: Tue Mar 19 20:09:20 3002

Phrobozzicorodonical, Professor of Interstellar affairs, of the Centauri Research has released the latest Alien Hostility Index. Lower values indicate worlds friendlier to outsiders, whereas higher values indicate greater hostility. The Centauri Research institute defines the Alien Hostility value as a qualitative count of a world's aggressiveness toward an unarmed non-aggressive alien.5.0 Antimone1.0 Castor5.0 Concordance Station8.0 Gleaming Star, Demaria5.0 New Alhira, Demaria1.0 G'ahnlo1.0 Ganymede4.0 Grimlahd4.0 Luna10.0 Mars10.0 Nalhom1.5 Odari1.5 Sivad4.0 Ungstir2.0 Val Shohob1.0 Vollista

CIN releases Libertymeter Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-112 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Tue Mar 19 20:22:37 3002

Lawrence Putnam, spokesman for the Cabrerra Information Network, today released the Libertymeter Index. Lower values indicate worlds with more relaxed personal freedoms and minimal regulations or police or government interference, whereas higher values indicate greater infringement on personal freedoms and overzealous law enforcement.1.0 Antimone5.0 Castor10.0 Centauri10.0 Concordance Station10.0 Gleaming Star, Demaria3.0 New Alhira, Demaria1.0 G'ahnlo10.0 Ganymede2.0 Grimlahd8.0 Luna5.0 Mars9.0 Nalhom1.0 Odari3.0 Quaquan7.0 Sivad1.0 Tomin Kora2.0 Ungstir10.0 Val Shohob6.0 Vollista

Firefight in Hesperia Edit

Posted By: Titan Article: MARCH02-113 Reported To: INN Reported On: Mars Reported At: Tue Mar 19 21:32:56 3002

Earlier this evening Legionary Enialis Amakir was involved in stopping a shipment of smuggled weapons into Hesperia, Mars. It is reported that Enialis was doing routine rounds in the Hesperia Space Port when he noticed three large men coming from out of one of the recently arrived ships. "I took notice to the men's stature and immediately approached them," said Enialis, "When I got close, I could see that they were very stressed. Also, I could see that one was carrying a very large bag. All three were wearing baggy overcoats." After Enialis informed the trio that they were going to be scanned, the man with the bag calmly put his load down on the ground and produced a pulse pistol from within his coat, firing a single shot at Enialis. The Legionary, fortunately, noticed the movent and hit the floor, the blast grassing his left shoulder. Enialis procceded to fire his already poised weapon, striking the man in the heart, killing him instantly. The two remaining suspects immediately went for their weapons, but were quickly subdued by approaching marines.

CSIS Director Announces Changes Edit

Posted By: 4 Article: MARCH02-114 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Tue Mar 19 21:56:26 3002

Concordance Station Internal Security today announced the creation of a new CSIS SWAT division. Although details as to this new divisions roll on Sanctuary are still sketchy it is believed they will be filling the holes created by the recent reassignment of VMES forces previously attached to the base. Guard Colonel Deborah Marshall, an ex-Vanguard Marine and a member of CSIS since its inception has been chosen to head this new division. Colonel Marshall has an impecable record dating back to her time with the Vanguard and has proudly served the CSIS. Applications for the new CSIS, SWAT Division are now being accepted from within CSIS's ranks as well as from qualified applicants from outside CSIS. All interested applicants should submit their applications directly to Colonel Marshall before the 25 of this month.

Sergeant dies and a Revolt is quelled Edit

Posted By: Alf Article: MARCH02-115 Reported To: LUNA Reported On: Luna Reported At: Wed Mar 20 15:14:05 3002

Lunar City, Luna - Last evening the Lunar City Hospital was the scene of a chaotic uprising, and the death of one Sergeant Ezekiel Williams. It seems that according to a video surveilance recording a doctor entered Sergeant Williams' room, and sedated him, before suffocating the marine with his own pillow. A mic that had been planted to monitor the room by a Lunite security agency picked up the unidentified doctor implying he had been hired by the Martians to kill Sergeant Williams, the doctor has not been apprehended to the best of our knowledge as he was able to escape in the ensuing firefight.The firefight was precipitated by an assault, by a heavily accented man, upon a LSS agent who was standing guard near the lift enterence. He and his female companion then took the lift off to another part of the Hospital, and eventually escaped custody. A Grimlahdi and a Timonae man then opened fire upon the hapless pair of LSS agents, and eventually escaped, despite taking a number of shots to their bodies. The pair later fled Luna in their ship. Adding to the chaos a squad of men in Luna Militia uniforms forced their way up to the third floor, and had to be subdued by a contingent of guards who were on the same floor as the group. Their target may have been the recently wounded Specialist Shaundra, formerly property of AND's CEO Parhelion Picton. Their motive to get to Ms. Shaundra is currently unknown, but it is known that a number of the group survived and has been taken into custody. We'll give you more info as the story unfolds.

SHIELD Announces New Direction Edit

Posted By: Aeolus Article: MARCH02-116 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Wed Mar 20 20:49:18 3002

SHIELD Commissioner Robert G. Hardie announced today that after much consideration, SHIELD would relinquish its local law-enforcement duties to the local constabularies, and would take on a planet-wide investigation role, primarily aimed at serious crimes. This is a new direction for the agency, which was previously charged with the street-level patrol of all areas of Sivad. "The goal of myself and the other members of the SHIELD leadership is to make this agency the best trained and most responsive investigative and detective agency in the galaxy..." Hardie said. "To this end, we have reorganized the rank structure, and changed our mission statement. Under our new recruiting scheme, 'A SHIELD for All Sivad', we will be recruting the brightest and most energetic young people to become involved in Sivadian law enforcement."The information released by the Office of the SHIELD Commissioner revealed that the new SHIELD structure will include an investigation branch, staffed by investigators and inspectors, and a support branch, consisting of forensic and support personnel./Marlon FitzJones for SNN/

CI publicist announces no changes Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-117 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Wed Mar 20 22:01:45 3002

SHADOWHEART, TOMIN KORA - Expect no changes in law enforcement in the domed city of Shadowheart on Tomin Kora. So says Cabrerra Industries spokesman Lawrence Putnam."Our lack of overzealous police presence is one of Tomin Kora's greatest assets," Putnam said. "A person can walk the streets, secure in the knowledge that they will not be run down by renegade police in wildly swerving hovercars and that they will not be assaulted by murderous soldiers on a rampage. The city of Shadowheart is safe from oppression by uniformed fascists."When asked about the high body count in drug-related shootouts and arena fights, not to mention long drops from Colin Neidermeyer's office in the Cabrerra Industries building, Putnam replied: "I can neither confirm or deny that any of the individuals involved wore uniforms."

Chamberlain demands resignation. Edit

Posted By: Sergeytov Article: MARCH02-118 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Wed Mar 20 22:31:29 3002

Councillor Chamberlain, the leader of the opposition conservative party on Sivad, has demanded the resignation of Councillor Harrison from his post concerning his most recent action of opening Sivadia Trust, a bank that he would be the majority owner of. This would make for a direct conflict of interest in government matters. Councillor Chamberlain also noted that the First Councillor Paul Truffaut has been unable to maintain control over his cabinet. Specifically in this case of Councillor Harrison, and Falkona Devoras, who was court martialed after ordering the firing on the Lono. He calls for the immediate resignation of Councillor Harrison, and suggests that a vote of No Confidence may be needed.

Councillor Resigns Edit

Posted By: Lift Article: MARCH02-119 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Thu Mar 21 07:53:29 3002

/Enaj, Sivad/ - Councillor John Harrison resigned from the post of Trade Secretary today. The First Councillor's Office has said that Harrison is leaving to pursue opportunities elsewhere. "John Harrison is a fine man who has served Sivad well," said First Councillor Paul Truffaut in a statement.

Former Councillor Demands Resignation of Truffaut Edit

Posted By: Lift Article: MARCH02-120 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Thu Mar 21 08:02:05 3002

/Enaj, Sivad/ - John Harrison, the recently resigned Trade Secretary, harshly demanded the resignation of First Councillor Paul Truffaut in a speech made today. Here is an excerpt:"Today, we face an evil that has lived on Sivad for sometime now. My fellow Sivadians, now, we live in a time of crises, a time of turmoil, a time of uprising. Where your life is being threatened and justice not being served. Where the powerful abuse their power and let the people of Sivad suffer. Where greed and ambition take one's conscience. I no longer can stand here and do nothing. Those evil beings must be condemned by the judicial system we have on Sivad. I, myself, question the ability of Paul Truffaut's leadership. One so weak, easily manipulated and is trying to usurp power within the government itself. Appearances can be deceiving. I demand the resignation of Paul Truffaut within a week or a vote of No Confidence is immediately needed. I, for one, would like to see prosperity and justice reign once again. In many places, I agree with Chamberlain's idea."

Government responds to Criticism Edit

Posted By: Amanda Article: MARCH02-121 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Thu Mar 21 13:19:04 3002

Foreign Affairs Secretary Amanda Ramlan, made the following response to the speech made by John Harrison and the impending threat of a Vote of No Confidence against the government "It is with great sadness that I learn that John Harrison, whom I have long considered a friend and colleague has stooped to join in this latest coward attack against Paul Truffaut. We have weathered many a storm during our tenure and we shall weather this. The fact the others seek to stop him at every turn only proves that he is a man of uncommon valor and honesty in this quagmire of politics, who is ready to put his trust in others. He has reached out to others in need, enacted tougher weapons laws to keep our people safe at the same time as protecting others' freedoms. He was the first in the galaxy to make a stand against the harmful effects of psi-blockers. I have nevr worked with a more honest man than Paul Truffaut, whose only error may be placing trust in others who do not share his strength of character. I would ask members of council to prove their strength in the coming days and pledge continued support to their current government"

SNN Reporter Returns Edit

Posted By: Garbage Article: MARCH02-122 Reported To: SNN Reported On: sivad Reported At: Thu Mar 21 15:48:17 3002

SNN Reporter ReturnsDetails Eye's DeathThe missing SNN Psionic News reporter, Amaziah Tionus, has now returned to Sivad after his sudden absence. He has written the following in explanation:For the past few weeks, I have been unable to give my reports as usual. I wish it were otherwise, but I was forcibly detained. The announcement by Eye Balthazar on my "rehabilitation" was partly true, but quite misleading. He had hired mercenaries in order to kidnap me, disliking my reports and my person. I was kept in a cell for some days before he came in to speak with me. I had many questions, most of which went unanswered. For I now believe Eye Balthazar was quite insane; he /attacked/ me psionically, sheer madness for a Mystic. After battering me into unconsciousness, he invaded my mind and punished me. His last action was to heal me, and then he died from the strain, knowing it was the only way he could win.And now he is gone, highly revered by the Guild. I would strongly advise all and one to avoid Val Shohob. It is true that Balthazar is gone, but the disease still remains. Some may fanatically follow him, and who can say how many minds he restructured? Many odd things have taken place in the last few years, but this, to me, is the worst. In order to heal, the Guild has to change. The Voice is gone, and was always a fraud. If something does not change, and soon, the Mystic Guild will become nothing but a platform for personal power, and not the good work it once was.The format of my reports will be different and less personal henceforth. But as always, mail of any opinion is welcomed.God Bless,Amaziah Tionus

Keep reporter's credibility in mind Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-123 Reported To: INN Reported On: Val Shohob Reported At: Thu Mar 21 16:30:39 3002

OVERLOOK MESA, VAL SHOHOB - Eye Mordecai, the new leader of the Order of Mystics on Val Shohob, warned the general viewing public around the cosmos to consider the source when Amaziah Tionus preaches the evils of the Mystics."You are dealing with a criminal, a molester of women, a tormenter of men," Mordecai said. "Eye Balthazar gave his life to deprive Amaziah of the ability to ever again harm someone through psionic means. He would demean Balthazar's heroism, as usual, to try and improve his own credibility, which has been sorely lacking since he faced criminal charges on Concordance Station."Mordecai agreed that the Guild faces a period of rebuilding, but not because of the fraudulent nature of the Voice."Those among us in the Guild have grown to accept the truth behind the Voice," he said. "What we must do now is develop a new guiding purpose, following the principles set forth by Eye Balthazar. We will remain a force for good."

E!RN: CSIS Ineffectual Edit

Posted By: Gadget Article: MARCH02-124 Reported To: E!RN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Thu Mar 21 19:00:07 3002

Underneath the thick and impregnable hull of Concordance Station, the collective economic center of the universe, rests something dark, evil, and insidious, insurmountable by even the constabulary. Our listeners and readers may be aware of the recent turmoil surrounding the massive moon-sized starship: the incapacitation of the Director of Concordance Station Internal Security, the controversy of the misallocation of fiscal assets, the destruction of Glimmercoat's at the hands of an inept security cadet, and the hideous corpse found at the same location only two days after.In a proverbial final nail to the coffin, the staff of E!RN Demaria has learned of a crime wave sweeping the bustling and controlled chaos of the Station: Individuals are, without a noticeable pattern, vanishing from public sight, amidst an unreactive and seemingly lethargic security force. Said a teary-eyed Sharron Zemlicka, a middle-class working citizen of the Station, "My husband disappeared Monday. I filed a report with the police, and got the reply 'we're on the case'. That was three days ago."In the flurry of policital scandals surrounding Sivad, should we also call for a vote of no confidence against the ineffective CSIS? Can we sit and wait idly by while the population of the Station diminishes under our nose?"In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity." - Hunter S. Thompson-<>- Stripetail Newscatcher -<>- E!RN Demaria -<>-"E!RN: Working to restore Power"

Councillor Arrested on Usury Charges Edit

Posted By: Plymouth Article: MARCH02-125 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sat Mar 23 02:07:07 3002

(Enaj, Sivad) - Councillor John Harrison, who resigned earlier this week from his post as Trade Secretary amid conflict-of-interest allegations connected to the bank, Sivadia Trust, in which he is a majority shareholder, is now in SHIELD custody on charges of usury.At a press conference held today, SHIELD Commissioner Robert Hardie announced that SHIELD investigators had executed a search warrant of the bank's main branch earlier today. He also announced that Sivadia Trust bank accounts would be frozen during the course of the investigation.SHIELD says that the bank, which compounds its ten percent interest rate every two weeks, is guilty of usury. Harrison has not yet been available for comment and has yet to be arraigned. /Martha Cavalera, Sivadian Press/

Stealthfoot soldier offers CS aid Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-126 Reported To: INN Reported On: Demaria Reported At: Sat Mar 23 15:14:09 3002

GLEAMING STAR, DEMARIA - Darkmuzzle Gutripper, head of security for Clan Stealthfoot, Demarian Militia officer, and veteran of rumored covert campaigns against the tribal savages, today offered the services of himself and his unit of Demarian troops to the beleaguered Concordance Station. "What it sounds like," the scarred middle-aged noble said, "is that nest of corruption and inefficiency needs to be torn out at the root, and a new order imposed. I can promise the safety and security of the station. The citizens deserve at least that much - and to know and -see- that their police force is doing the utmost to maintain that. Now, I can also promise that there will be complaints, but those will come from criminal elements and their sympathizers, who don't care too much for things like rules, duty or responsibility. The situation as it exists now is what happens when you do not have someone trained from birth to do this task. If Mr. Cottington will have us, we will show what skilled -professionals- can do."

Militia comes under new command Edit

Posted By: Gallahad Article: MARCH02-127 Reported To: UIS Reported On: Ungstir Reported At: Sat Mar 23 22:59:24 3002

(Resiliance, Ungstir) The Ungstir Militia is now under new command and has accepted the terms outlined by the Ungstir Citizen's Committee, according to sources. The report comes five days after a deadline requiring the Militia to have made its decision by.The sponsor of the measure passed by the UCC said that "a loyal Ungstiri" has taken command of the fledgling militia in place of its former commander, and has agreed to "work with the Committee for the better good of the planet."Unrest caused by the passing of the measure, which required the Ungstiri Militia to comply with Committee orders or loose its support from the Committee, led to rumors of a possible revolt by the militia. The rumors have been dispelled by the announcement of the militia's acceptance of the terms.

Ungstiri poet releases her work Edit

Posted By: Port Cargo Hold <Athena> Article: MARCH02-128 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sun Mar 24 00:06:28 3002

The well-known courier Ekaterina Innokentevna is a woman of many talents. She has recently released a book with her work of poems, and now awaits the criticism of the experts before it is decided if her book is a success or not. The book, called "Found, Lost and Remembered" can be found in well sorted book stores throughout the universe. The poems deal mostly with Ekaterina Innokentevna's meetings with people she has grown fond of, and she tells these people's stories in her work.Laura McEvansOOC:http://www.morrigu.com/otherspace/kat_notebook.htmlhttp:http://www.morrigu.com/otherspace/kat_underclass.html

Harrison Apolgizes Edit

Posted By: Lift Article: MARCH02-129 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sun Mar 24 11:51:32 3002

/ENAJ, SIVAD/ - The former Trade Secretary, John Harrison, now accused of usury, apologized for the actions which led to this charge. "I am extremely sorry for the high interest rate that I was charging. On my part, I overlooked this law and I regret my actions. With this said, it is my pleasure to announce a new and revised version of the loan policies shortly. All suggestions are welcome." /Alva Grimaldi, SNN/

Cottington to move CS? Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-130 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sun Mar 24 17:30:12 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - Oswald Cottington IV, builder and proprietor of Concordance Station, confirmed today that he is considering a move for the station formerly known as Sanctuary."I am currently looking for individuals skilled in engineering and structural design to help prep the station to handle such a journey," Cottington said.Where might the station be moving? Cottington won't say just yet."For the past two years, the station has remained near Demaria - primarily because our engines have been damaged and the colony vessel has been too structurally weakened to endure a voyage of any great length," he said. "But if we can reinforce the vessel and repair the engines and guidance system, we should be able to travel to just about any of the known worlds."

Olivaw appointed to lead CS project Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-131 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sun Mar 24 18:04:34 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - Daneel Olivaw, the Lunite who helped maintain the engines and other vital systems aboard Sanctuary during her voyage through Hiverspace, has accepted a position as chief engineer for the impending refit.The colony vessel, now known as Concordance Station, is being structurally reinforced and her engines are being repaired so that she can be moved from her current position near Demaria to an, at this point, undisclosed location."I am pleased Mr. Olivaw has agreed to return to help with this project," said Oswald Cottington IV, proprietor and original builder of the station. "All further inquiries about joining the refit team should be directed to him."

Violence Escalates In The Quarter Beneath Edit

Posted By: Leonidas Article: MARCH02-132 Reported To: E!RN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Sun Mar 24 19:25:10 3002

The Quarter Beneath has always been a spot for the less scrupulous denizens of Concordance Station. The legendary section of the colony ship came into existance due to a combination of overcrowding, and the inevitable criminal element that also fled the Kretonians. In the past, the inhabitants of the Quarter have kept to themselves, settling their differences through means fair or foul, almost always with violence.This reporter has braved that dark corner of the former Sanctuary, and I am hear to tell you, things are not well. Recent upheveal in the power structure of the gangs that run the Quarter, coupled with an increased CSIS presence have been causing quite a stir. I ventured less than a mile into the morass that is the Quarter Beneath, and, even then, I feared for my very life. The residents that would speak to me all had ghastly tales. More than a few veterans of battles long in the past, The Sivadian Revolt, the Kretonian Invasion, cast off and adrift by their respective worlds. They mingle with the dregs of society, and the thugs that prey on them. Some tell tale of other, darker things that exist farther into the Quarter. Death is an old friend here, and the local populance has long since surrendered to that inevitable end.Which brings me to my point, readers. Someone has the Quarter riled, gunfights, always common, seem to go on endlessly now. It is not uncommon to find corpses strewn throughout an alley way down here. Whatever else is happening, things are changing down below.-Rick Jacoby, E!RN Correspondant For Concordance Station

The Brawl of the Millenium Edit

Posted By: Alf Article: MARCH02-133 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Sun Mar 24 20:08:19 3002

(Shadowheart, Tomin Kora)Today a Zangali calling himself 'Tkagorth' comandeered the CIN sports department for two hours to rant about issuing a fight against a fellow Zangali who appears to be called 'Urf'. The Zangali is quoted as saying, "Tkagorth seeded stupid softskin fakefight fakefight stuff Olympics. Tkagorth seeded Urf win stupid shiny round gold thingy. Tkagorth most besterer basherer all time, Tkagorth bash Urf all time. Urf sayed Tkagorth bestest basherer all time. Tkagorth say Urf no can beat Tkagorth. Stupid softskin rock arena place Tkagorth bash lots softskins. Tkagorth want bash Urf. Tkagorth bestest basherer..." et cetra. After getting a translator in to determine what exactly Mr. Tkagorth was saying, we here at CIN have determined that the being is challenging one Urf, to a boxing match at the Tomin Kora Arena. The date is yet to be determined, but one can believe that the two Zangali will be ready to mix it up whenever they do meet in the ring.

Unsgtir Begins to Clean House Edit

Posted By: Russkaya Article: MARCH02-134 Reported To: UIS Reported On: Ungstir Reported At: Sun Mar 24 20:23:24 3002

It has been a quiet week for Polkovnik Liya Akimov, since she took charge of the fractious Ungstiri Militia. However, it appears that while calm, many things were going on just beneath the surface."Patience, control and discipline." Colonel Liya Akimov spared a few words, before summarizing the conclusion to the recent events. "It is time the rest of the Militia remembered those three words. After the incidents of the last month, I have informed the Citizen's Committee that we will be properly disciplining those involved."Indeed, it seems the Colonel is true to her word. Yesterday evening Lejtenant Mikol Curlensky was placed under arrest and confined to the Militia barracks.More striking is the recent order to ground the militia fleet pending a comprehensive review of the previous command's purchase of the vessels."It seems that Ector Garryowen mis-used his trust of the Ungstiri people and entered a scheme to hide the purchase of certain pieces of hardware by laundering them through the Militia." These words came from Lejtenant Ivan Danilov, of the Ungstiri Militia Command division. "We have documentation proving the irregular procurement, in both method and manner. This was a slap in the face to the Militia's honor, and we will take all necessary actions to correct this. We will not fly stained ships."No comment was made by Generalissimo Ector Garryowen, now missing for over a week.--Dominik Koromov, Ungstir Information Service

A3L Condemns Team Kamfa Recruitment Strategy Edit

Posted By: Lift Article: MARCH02-135 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sun Mar 24 20:40:11 3002

/ENAJ, SIVAD/ - In a press conference held in A3L headquarters, Commisioner Nathan Downhull criticized the recruitment strategy of Team Kamfa, who is offering the position of driver on their racing team to the winner of a sweepstakes contest. "The fact that Team Kamfa is fielding such an advertising campaign, and plans to follow out with it utterly disgusts me as both a former driver myself, and as the Commissioner of the A3L," stated Downhull. "It is with that thought that Team Kamfa /will not/ continue with their advertising campaign and field inexperienced drivers, or else face the removal of their entry to the league this first season, and lose any deposits they have made." As to further reasons for banning the sweepstakes drivers, Downhull added, "These untrained drivers would be risking their lives while trying to drive, and the lives of the other drivers. These aren't your everyday hovercars driving outside of this building."There have been no comments from any of other teams, but two drivers have responded. Amado Saviola had this to say: "They bring me all the way to G'ahnlo before deciding they're not willing to hire a professional driver at the reasonable going rate, and instead opt for placing amateurs in the cockpit, a move I believe will be dangerous to all. A race track isn't a playground, and Team Kamfa's policy will be a serious menace to the lives of all present on and around the event. A3L racing is a sport, and this kind of irresponsible profiteering jeopardizes the intergrity of the league. You can quote me on that." And Belton Delpargi stated, "I find this policy to be completely irresponsible, and foolhardy, it's a surprise to me that the G'ahnli felt this was a good idea." /Alva Grimaldi, SNN/

Toyru Signs Netherton Edit

Posted By: Lift Article: MARCH02-136 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Sun Mar 24 23:26:54 3002

/ENAJ, SIVAD/ - Toryu Racing, a joint venture of Hinode Holdings Corporation of Sivad and Terminal Point Armories of Antimone, has just signed driver Guy Netherton-Batcher for a contract of 72,800 yojj per year, just under the salary cap. Mr. Netherton-Batcher was quoted as saying, "I'm thoroughly honoured to be signing with this team - I look forward to winning the A3L League for Toryu Racing." /Alva Grimaldi, SNN/

Team Kamfa responds Edit

Posted By: INN Article: MARCH02-137 Reported To: INN Reported On: G'ahnlo Reported At: Mon Mar 25 01:27:04 3002

In recent news of A3L Condemning their unique recruitment strategy, one of the team's sponsers, Chief Stock Holder Borono, responded promptly: "Our intentions were purely in the name of profit, brml, as the previous thought of wasting a full 300,000 perl a year on two automobile racers sounded very, very unprofitable. Brml. And not even be able to keep an ounce of the winnings! Brml. I am surprised any airbreather could possibly be that false in their sense for profit. As such, I am officially withdrawing my half of the team from such a foolish investment, and demanding a full refund. Brml. It is most disturbing the airbreather company's owners thought it profitable to publicly attack us as well. Brml. I will be sure to study my investment strategies in the future, rather than snap out at such an idiotic method to gain publicity. Brml."

Scientists report dangerous blooms Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-138 Reported To: INN Reported On: Ydahr Reported At: Tue Mar 26 15:42:18 3002

YORBENSORB, YDAHR - In the swampy fens of Ydahr, danger is coming into full blossom.An Ydahri scientific research team that spends much of the year dwelling in the depths of the marshes that provide sustenance as well as surface transport for the denizens of the swampy planet is reporting that a particularly prolific species of algae is starting to choke waterways and give off noxious - and potentially toxic - gases."Within 30 solar cycles, it is quite likely that we will see a dramatic increase in respiratory ailments among Ydahri," said Orblinoop, lead scientist with the team. "But it will be no more than 14 solar cycles before we see ill effects among G'ahnli marsh dwellers. We recommend that all G'ahnli currently on Ydahr prepare to take refuge within hovertanks until we have dealt with this crisis."The team requires scientific assistance for beating back the algae blooms before they can cause an environmental catastrophe.

Concordance extends aid to Ydahr Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-139 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Tue Mar 26 16:01:03 3002

CONCORDANCE STATION - In response to a plea for help from scientists dealing with a potential environmental disaster on Ydahr, Oswald Cottington IV, proprietor of Concordance Station, announced today that he would help underwrite the cost of an OtherSpace Ring for the Ydahri homeworld."With the addition of this ring, we should be able to facilitate the expeditious delivery of assistance to the people of Ydahr," Cottington said.

Prowler arrested in Enaj Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-140 Reported To: SNN Reported On: Sivad Reported At: Wed Mar 27 13:44:51 3002

ENAJ, SIVAD - A prowler, identified only by the name of "Khas" at this hour, has been arrested on prowling charges for sneaking around the Hinode Holdings Building in the city of Enaj on Sivad.

Nemoni Complete Mobile Colony Edit

Posted By: Colchek Article: MARCH02-141 Reported To: INN Reported On: Concordance Reported At: Wed Mar 27 19:34:47 3002

The Nemoni Office of Foreign Affairs issued a brief announcement today proclaiming the successful completion of the NSF Colossus, to date the largest spacefaring vessel ever constructed by the Nemoni people. Capable of holding a population of 500000 Nemoni, it is to become a mobile home for their government and citizenry from Concordance Station.President Klovor offered his thoughts on this achievement. "This is by no means a complete pull-out from Concordance Station, but considering the events that have occurred since our arrival here with the Sanctuary refugees nearly 2 years ago, we feel it will be safer to have our central government in a more secure location.""Since the severe damage to the Malcon and the near theft of the Freedom, it's become apparent that Concordance Station has become a more dangerous place in recent months, especially for a people such as us."When questioned if this was a reflection on CSIS and the recent accusations that they have become lacking in their ability to protect Concordance, the President adamantly denied this was the case. "I have no ill will against CSIS. Most of the incidents that have occurred to us would have been outside their sphere of influence."

Funeral for murdered Timonae Edit

Posted By: Port Cargo Hold <Athena> Article: MARCH02-142 Reported To: INN Reported On: Antimone Reported At: Thu Mar 28 18:01:40 3002

Outspeaker Zekia Malid today announced that the funeral for the two murdered militia members who were killed by the hands of Cardeaux on Nemesis will be held this Sunday at 4pm Concordance Time."We welcome all who wish to attend to wish the departed an adventorous journey together with the Lady. The funeral will be held by the Antimone Militia Headquarters, where the two diceased spent much time when they were still with us."

Clipped Wings Edit

Posted By: Garbage Article: MARCH02-143 Reported To: SNN Reported On: sivad Reported At: Fri Mar 29 12:26:14 3002

Clipped WingsPilots Changing how They FlyNow some weeks after the collapse of every Otherspace drive, everywhere, the sudden urgency and panic on Enaj has quieted down. But things will never be the same again."I used to commute to and from Sivad every day," says an anonymous Castori engineer. "The pay was good, and I only spent a few yojj and a half hour or so trip each way. There are homes on Castor that are harder to get to! But now I've been stuck here for weeks, collecting my savings and trying to arrange a flight home. I'll have to quit and get another job on Castor."The failure of the shuttle system has so affected many people all over the galaxy, who traveled often for business or pleasure. So far, there is no word of a replacement shuttle system using jumpsails. And such citizens are not the only ones troubled by this.One Eduuard Tampa, a Sivadian pilot, had this to say. "I had an Otherspace ship for years. I could travel, see the galaxy, and make the odd credit here and there with it. Now it's useless unless I can dig up enough money to convert it!"As with many tragedies, this has boomed business for many as well. Demand for engineers doubled in the first day after Otherspace drives failed, as many pilots hurried to convert their ships to jumpsails before they lost much business."I was lucky, and decided to buy a sail ship instead of one with an Otherspace drive," says Ranex Luntin, a Timonae commercial pilot. "I had a feeling, that even though it couldn't go as many places, that it would prove valuable. And it has! I can cram passengers in anytime I feel like and haul them around! I only charge 500 credits a flight, to and from almost any planet, generally the same week..."But how else to travel? There seems to be few other ways. The Centauran's mysterious chip is priced beyond the range of the common citizen, and teleportals are quite rare. Lieutenant Galactix of the Vanguard is known to have a different drive, but thus far it is unduplicated. Research programs studying an alternative drive dwindled some after the invention of jumpsails, but now the funding and interest has increased wildly. Scientists still hold small hope, however. One anonymous engineer stated, "You can't just make up a drive that will really work. Laws of physics are not easily circumvented, and people have been trying to invent new drives for centuries. The Otherspace drive was brought in by a higher order of life, and the Castori only recently released their drive, which worked with already existing teleportation technology. If we can possibly make a breakthrough, it could be months. Or years. And even then, it will likely not be as useful."Amaziah Tionus, Sivadian News Network

Senate meets Sunday Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-144 Reported To: INN Reported On: Demaria Reported At: Fri Mar 29 14:38:26 3002

GLEAMING STAR, DEMARIA - Stumppaw Sandwalker, patriarch of House Sandwalker, today joined Darkmuzzle Gutripper of House Stealthfoot in a call to convene the Noble Senate.The gathering of nobles will take place in the Senate forum in Gleaming Star on Sunday at 7 p.m. Concordance Station time.The primary topic of discussion on the agenda: Oswald Cottington IV's proposal to move Concordance Station out of the Demar System to a new location.

Date set for start of Festival Season Edit

Posted By: Gallahad Article: MARCH02-145 Reported To: INN Reported On: Castor Reported At: Fri Mar 29 21:01:52 3002

URSINIRU, CASTOR - Castori officials have set April 6 as the date for the start of this year's Festival Season and have announced an initiative this year to attract more non-Castori tourists to the capital city during the Season's premier event, Seembei aeh Arike Dasle Hweh, or the Festival of the Continuing Dream.The Festival Season takes place during the first month of meteorlogical winter for the capital city of the planet, Ursiniru, and contains within it the primary religious festivals of the Castori religion. The Festival Season kicks off with the Festival of the Continuing Dream, a five-day long festival during which the Castori government and economy comes to a virtual standstill. Some Castori who hibernate during the Festival even ask to be awakened for the duration of it. The Festival of the Continuing Dream, which is nearly a continuous party from start to end, is the foremost religious festival for the Castori, and is used to celebrate the Great Dreamer and to wish for the continuation of the dream which they believe the universe is part of.Tourism experts say that the Festival of the Continuing Dream could be compared to the ancient Marti Gras celebration on Fat Tuesday, but five times a long. "If the Castori want to attract non-Castori, humanoids in particular, to the planet," said Roger MacMillian, a professor of social economics at the University of Enaj, "Then a five day-long party of unequaled scope is the way to do it." A spokesbear for the Castori tourism board said that "all offworlders wishing to participate in a celebration of the universe will be welcomed as a Castori returning to their home planet would."The Festival will start off with a solemn procession, so that the sudden energy of the party will not jolt the Great Dreamer from his sleep, to honor lives gone by and lives yet to come. Right after a moment of silence, the taverns will open their doors, and the party will begin.

Tomin Kora: Crime-free! Edit

Posted By: Brody Article: MARCH02-146 Reported To: CIN Reported On: Tomin Kora Reported At: Sat Mar 30 00:54:56 3002

SHADOWHEART, TOMIN KORA - The domed city of Shadowheart on Tomin Kora today was declared a Crime-Free Community by the Aurora Strand Business Promotional Committee.Cabrerra Industries spokesman Lawrence Putnam posted the first sign declaring Shadowheart's "crime-free" status during a meeting with journalists outside the Last Call Tavern."Unlike Concordance Station, where you've got chaos masquerading as law and order, Shadowheart is a self-policing community," Putnam said. "We have no overzealous legal authority, no corrupt politicians, no bribable judges. Shadowheart is, not to put too fine a point on it, a utopia."When asked if he'd raise his kids in the domed Cabrerra stronghold city, Putnam answered: "I am fertility-impaired."

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