Incredible news reaches Gutter Press of an incredible development in the Drone Regions, where one of the local Drone Hive Queens has reportedly given birth to a half-Drifter child !
The Hive Queen, named as Unit 438924-J by a local resident, gave birth to their child earlier this month, and eyewitnesses claim that the child is of a form hitherto unseen anywhere in New Eden, with a shape closely resembling that of the Drifter ships !
A Drone Region cryptoxenocyberarchaeologist said that the child, given the name Unit 9543821-A by their parent, could be the result of assimilation of wrecked Drifter vessels by the Rogue Drones, as the Drones are known to be able to assimilate any technological artifact that they encounter while going about their business in space.
A rival cryptoxenocyberarchaeologist claimed that rather than assimilation, the birth of this child could be a result of an attack by Drifter forces on the Rogue Drone regions, with the Drones being an unwilling participant in the Drifters unknowable schemes.
Capsuleer responsibility ?
Some analysts have said that the proliferation of damaged Drifter ships, and Drifter shipwrecks, in recent weeks, many of them caused by capsuleer intervention, could also have led to this unusual situation. The Arataka Research Consortium was named by some as potentially being responsible for a substantial proportion of the Drifter shipwrecks which may be the cause of this chain of events.
CONCORD Mystery Ship ?
Speculation on Gal-Net has also pointed a finger at CONCORD and the DED agency, fuelled by the recent appearance of a mysterious unknown ship in Yulai, with some Gal-Net pundits claiming that the mysterious ship is also a Drifter-Drone hybrid vessel, though scant evidence exists to support such a claim.
Gutter Press agents spoke to several senior University of Caille researchers about these events, with most being highly sceptical.
“Cryptoxenocyberarchaeology isn’t a real science”, said one cyberneticist. “It’s not even a real word!”
“I wouldn’t have thought the technology would even be compatible between the Drones and Drifters. Don’t the Drifters all use trinary rather than binary in their systems ?”, asked another cyberneticist.
“One shouldn’t anthropomorphise the Rogue Drones. That way lies madness”, said a philosophy researcher.
“I doubt ARC are at fault here. They’re far more sensible”, asserted an exotic dance professor.
“CONCORD have a lot of questions to answer. I, for one, shall be writing to my Senator !”, stated a politics researcher.
No spokespersons from CONCORD, the DED, Unit 438924-J, Vigilant Tyrannos, or the Arataka Research Consortium, were contactable by Gutter Press agents at the time of publication.
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