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About I-RCN:
The official internal news division of I-RED, the I-RCN acts as the primary source of news both inside and outside the organization. I-RCN covers many aspects of daily life relevant to the baseliner employees of the alliance, but also serves the important function of communicating important events to the greater public.

Meet Our Staff


• Selenna ‘Scarlet’ Solange - Selenna Solange, better known by her former stage name Scarlet, was a renown singer in Syndicate. Following the mysterious murder of her career manager, Scarlet disappeared from the public eye for a number of years. She finally resurfaced in YC118 as the CEO of the newly formed Ishukone-Raata Certified News corporation. Acting as the Director of Public Affairs and Relations, Scarlet oversees the flow of information to and from I-RED. The Syndicate-born diva still sings for private events, but her time in the spotlight is spent in front of a camera drone reporting on the latest news these days. Without a doubt, she has been a valuable asset in that she is a face recognized and loved by many residents of the region, who eagerly tune in to catch the latest stories.


• Taigeru Beldeia - Beldeia hails from the border constellations between the Gallente Federation and Minmatar Republic, in the system of Deltole. Son of an immigrant Sebiestor mother and Federal customs officer, he grew up well-exposed to a multicultural household. A talented creator by heart, the young Beldeia broke into the fashion industry with ease. His designs incorporated elements from the two cultures he identifies with, and his prominence rose with each new unique piece. Cognizant of the struggles of immigrants, Beldeia used his surging presence in mainstream media to advocate for various social issues. Never one to settle in a single place for long, Beldeia took up an opportunity afforded to him in Syndicate as a reporter for I-RCN. Beldeia specializes in covering developments related to Syndicate culture and fashion.


• Koren Akko - Koren Akko was born on Malkalen V. An outstanding example of Ishukone citizenry, Akko had an interest in public relations. However, she grew tired of the same sights of Malkalen V. She took advantage of an opportunity offered by Ishukone’s most notable capsuleer subsidiary, the Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive. She was accepted into I-RED’s public relations department, where she excelled in her duties. Evaluations performed by I-RED confirmed her ability to connect to a capsule, and so she was quickly indoctrinated into the capsuleer ranks of I-RED. Today, she can be commonly seen putting out information relating to the Caldari State and finances.

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YC118 Headlines

YC118.08.06 - Mass Emergency Procedure Drills Take Place
YC118.08.10 - Private Anoikis Research Division Initiated
YC118.08.13 - Welcoming Ceremony Held As New Citadel Enters Operation
YC118.08.17 - Transfer Of IshuNet™ Assets; IshuNet™ Beta Launched
YC118.09.05 - Security Contract With Revenent Defense Corporation Sealed
YC118.09.09 - Tense Situation Diffuses Aboard Citadel
YC118.09.11 Narcotics Shipment Bust Operation
YC118.09.17 - Mass Transit Of Materials
YC118.09.19 - BREAKING NEWS: Ishuk-Raata Announces Initiation Of Atlas And Cloudfront Construction
YC118.12.10 - SSII SynCon Summit
YC118.12.15 - Preparation For Holiday Festivals Ongoing
YC118.12.23 - Market Surges With Last Minute Gift Purchases
YC118.12.23 - “Fedo Challenge” Going Viral
YC118.12.24 - Fatality Confirmed During Quafe Stampede
YC118.12.26 - New I-RED Corporate Division Confirmed

YC119 Headlines

YC119.01.15 - Security Contract Confirmed With Akagi Initiative
YC119.01.15 - Influx Of Intaki Settlers
YC119.02.02 - I-RED Beefs Security In 98Q “Superpocket”
YC119.02.04 - Ishukone-Raata To Clear Record Of Controversial Figure
YC119.02.04 - Atlas And Cloudfront Construction Proceeding Smoothly
YC119.02.09 - DEVELOPING STORY: The Situation In Oijanen
YC119.02.12 - UPDATE: The Situation In Oijanen
YC119.02.12 - BREAKING NEWS: Isonomia Caucus Future Shrouded In Uncertainty
YC119.02.15 - Ishukone-Raata Expands Myrskaa Response
YC119.02.21 - I-RED Unveils New GalNet Site
YC119.02.25 - I-RED Denies Interest In Lirsautton Customs Office Auction
YC119.02.28 - Anoikis Research Division Set To Launch Expedition Soon
YC119.03.05 - I-RED Negotiates Infrastructure Trade
YC119.03.05 - Chain-of-command Shuffle In Oijanen
YC119.03.05 - Faulty Maintenance Drone Causes Quafe Disaster
YC119.03.07 - BREAKING NEWS: Explosion Occurs On Tash-Murkon Refinery
YC119.03.08 - Syndicate Splinterz League Formed
YC119.03.15 - I-RED Relief Transport Quenches Outpost Water Shortage
YC119.03.15 - Exclusive Concert Featuring Scarlet Sold Out
YC119.03.20 - Kapadia’s Comet Passes Through Inner 617I-I System
YC119.03.20 - Increase Of I-RED Personnel Absences; Inquiries Point To Questionable “Vacations”
YC119.03.23 - Wiyrkomi Demands Answers After Internal Watch Caught Trespassing
YC119.03.27 Ishukone-Raata Prepares For Akagi Contract Review
YC119.03.27 - Mass Prayer Held Aboard Tash-Murkon Refinery
YC119.03.30 - Leaks Spread Concern Over Anoikis Exploration Mission
YC119.05.19 - I-RTI Announces New Projects
YC119.05.19 - Blood Raider Erects Temple Over Archuran Homeworld
YC119.06.08 - Heiian Institute To Begin Committee Nomination Process
YC119.06.17 - I-RED Begins Gala Preparations
YC119.09.22 - Heiian Institute Charts Course For Cultural Committee
YC119.09.24 - Economic Boost For Intaki
YC119.09.24 - New Club Reportedly Under Construction In Poitot
YC119.09.27 - I-RED In Observance Of Imperial Jubilee Events
YC119.10.02 - Ishukone-Raata Corporate Bank Convoy Attacked
YC119.10.03 - I-RED Press Release On Baseliner Disappearances
YC119.10.05 - Standoff Between Federation And I-RED Forces
YC119.10.09 - Increased Solar Activity Triggers Aurora Spectacle
YC119.10.12 - Local Popstar Cancels Performance
YC119.10.12 - Recent Increase In Security Operations Aboard Tash-Murkon Refinery
YC119.10.14 - BREAKING NEWS: Shootout Aboard Tash-Murkon Refinery
YC119.10.15 UPDATE: Shootout Aboard Tash-Murkon Refinery
YC119.10.17 - Starsi™ Poised To Exceed Quafe Sales In 98Q Superpocket
YC119.10.19 - Local Station Executive Dies From Overdose
YC119.11.11 - I-RED Subsidiary Secures Contract With Amarr
YC119.11.11 - I-RED Delivers Aid Following Terrestrial Superstorm
YC119.12.11 - Accident Sets Back Club 66 Opening
YC119.12.13 - Second Annual SynCon Summit Announced
YC119.12.18 - I-RED Subsidiary Planetary Cargo Seized By Amarr Customs
YC119.12.19 - Holidary Shopping Looks To Max This Weekend
YC119.12.19 - Syndicate Popstar Drops Unexpected Holiday Album
YC119.12.20 - Tash-Murkon Shipyard Population Limits Lifted
YC119.12.27 - I-RTI Project Einzenhi Secures Discovery
YC119.12.28 - Reported Sightings Of Lost Expedition Leader
YC119.12.28 - Surprise Yoiul Festival Gift For I-RED Employees

YC120 Headlines

YC120.01.01 - I-RED Directorship Rings In New Year With Atlas Residents
YC120.01.03 - I-RED Announces Special Tour Of Atlas And Cloudfront
YC120.01.14 - Influx of Federation Intaki Immigrants To Utpattia Colony
YC120.01.14 - BREAKING NEWS: Petrus Rouvier Confirmed Alive And About
YC120.01.15 - I-RED Allies Succeed In Removing Hoi Andrapodistai Astrahus
YC120.01.17 - Notable Increase In I-RED Commercial Products Across Syndicate
YC120.01.19 - Interview With Makoto Priano On SeyCon And More
YC120.02.21 - Strange Entity Threatens Cyber Security In Placid
YC120.02.23 - Myoka Galactic™ Opens First Dealer In Empire Space
YC120.03.04 - Quafe Issues Recall Over Tainted Batch Of Product
YC120.03.24 - BREAKING NEWS: I-RED Forces Remain On High Alert In MK7-AO Constellation
YC120.04.14 - Intaki Bank Opens Up In Atlas, Controversy Arises
YC120.04.15 - Child Trafficking Ring Shut Down By I-RED Forces
YC120.04.21 - BREAKING NEWS: I-RED Subsidiary Confirmed A Victim In Cabarosa Cyber Attack
YC120.04.24 - Private Contract Secured; I-RED Bolsters Syndicate Trade
YC120.05.04 - Syndicate Fashion Designer Receives Flak For Fabuleux Comments
YC120.05.07 - BREAKING NEWS: Unknown Bacteria Discovered Through Project Einzenhi
YC120.05.17 - Malkalen Anniversary Summary And Reactions
YC120.05.20 - Class Action Lawsuit Against Gallente Doctor Fails
YC120.05.28 - BREAKING NEWS: Serpentis Launch Surprise Attack Against I-RED Joint Initiative
YC120.06.04 - BREAKING NEWS: Public Referendum Held Across Utpattia Colony
YC120.06.07 - Dr. Petrus Rouvier Confirmed To Be Working On Recent I-RTI Discovery
YC120.06.10 - Utpattia Colony To Be Recognized As A Protectorate Of I-RED
YC120.06.13 - I-RED Survey Teams Deploy To 6-U2M8 Waterworld
YC120.06.13 - New Sect Of Caldari Wayism Takes Root In Syndicate
YC120.07.02 - I-RED Enforcer Mobilizations Observed Earlier Come To A Halt
YC120.07.20 - Precautionary Evacuations Of Falinnouse Mining Array Complete
YC120.11.14 - Freak Storm Ravages Swathes Of Crops On Intaki Colony
YC120.12.01 - Retail Chains Expect Higher Than Average Volume Of Sales For YC120 Yoiul Festival
YC120.12.11 - Official Structural Announcements Expected From I-RED Soon
YC120.12.19 - I-RED Press Release: Alliance Organization


YC121.01.20 - I-RED Deploys To Semiki; Interview With I-RED Directors
YC121.01.22 - Protests And Vandalization Erupt Following IPI Suresha’s Remarks On IGS
YC121.01.23 - BREAKING NEWS: Guristas Establish Multiple Forward Observation Posts In Semiki
YC121.01.26 - I-RED Forces On High Alert In JQV5-9 Constellation
YC121.01.26 - Tash-Murkon Refinery Manager Mishka Targalon Approves Visit From IPI Suresha Bataav
YC121.01.30 - Enforcer Search And Recovery Team Discovers Tragedy Following Sansha Incursion
YC121.02.13 - Executor Initiates Standings Review
YC121.02.14 - Ishukone-Raata Technological Research Institute Issues TCMC Recall
YC121.02.18 - Rumors Of I-RED Strike Force Against 2-M6DE Incursion Circulate
YC121.03.04 - Controversy Sparks As Sightings Of ‘Iron Lady’ Surface
YC121.03.08 - Syndicate Splinterz League Celebrates Two Years, Announces Upcoming Tournament
YC121.04.14 - I-RED Subsidiary Closes Its Doors After Failed Renewal Of Contract With Khanid
YC121.04.20 - Thousands Celebrate 04.20 Across I-RED Syndicate Facilities With Music And Lots Of Harroule Dryweed
YC121.04.26 - Fashion Mogul Rudy “Roo” Porteau Teases Early Previews Of Upcoming Summer Catalog
YC121.04.28 - Nadire Security Consultants Complete SSI-II Development Contract
YC121.04.29 - Semiki Based Contractor Breaks Ishukone-Raata Enforced NDA
YC121.05.14 - Gallente Holoseries ‘Game of Crowns’ Draws Criticism Abroad
YC121.05.24 - I-RED Announces Participation In LUMEN Ammatar Mandate Economic Initiative
YC121.05.24 - Ishukone-Raata Security Contractors To Conduct Joint-Protectorate Exercise
YC121.05.25 - BREAKING NEWS: Intense Hostage Situation Comes To A Close Aboard 6-U2M8 Oriki Commercial Center

Full archive of news articles may be found HERE.

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Rumors Of I-RED Strike Force Against 2-M6DE Incursion Circulate
Selenna Solange • YC121.02.18

XS-XAY, Syndicate - It has been less than a month since the last Nation incursion into the region of Syndicate. Memories are still fresh in the minds of those who lost loved ones and their livelihoods in the constellation of JQV5-9. The area is still recovering from the incursion that disrupted the daily life of thousands in the area. Thus, it has been a shock to many in the region to see Nation mobilize yet another incursion a mere two constellations away.

I-RED leadership has been silent on the matter of the 2-M6DE incursion. The events centered around Semiki, and the 10th Anniversary celebrations have taken up much of the concern of the directorship. I-RED also invested heavy effort in a recent defense of their Fortizar anchored in the system of I0AB-R which was attacked by a mixed group of Imperium forces and others, mainly The Initiative [INIT.], Initiative Mercenaries [IM], and NullSechnaya Sholupen [-NSH-].

While I-RED does not operate any structures in the constellation of 2-6MDE, many outside spectators are curious to see if and when the organization will take a stance on the incursion. In the meantime, tabloids have been circulating rumors on various GalNet sites that I-RED intends to take formal action against the incursion. The sources of these claims have yet to be verified. I-RCN attempted to seek out a formal response by I-RED directorship, but has been denied for the time being.

Although no official military response has been confirmed, I-RED has began mobilizing relief efforts which are being spearheaded by Director of Public Works Roirdan Bouchate. Essentials such as food, water, medical supplies, and clothing are being gathered aboard the XS-XAY Reppola Logistic Support. Anyone interested in donating to the relief efforts of I-RED are encouraged to submit contracts to Director Bouchate in the citadel, or anywhere else in the region of Syndicate. Also being accepted are items such as manufacturing tools, titanium carbide sheet metal, smartfab units, and more.

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A troubled figure of I-RED’s history re-emerges. Tabloids are quick to pick up on the concerns of those who remember…


Controversy Sparks As Sightings Of ‘Iron Lady’ Surface
Taigeru Beldeia • YC121.03.04

6-U2M8, Syndicate - Local tabloids in Syndicate and abroad in the Caldari State are clamoring over the rumored return of infamous I-RED pilot Katrina Oniseki - sometimes referred to among certain circles as the Iron Lady. Former I-RED Vice-Admiral Oniseki, founder of the sizable Oniseki Corporation (which itself owns entirely or partially a multitude of other corporations), has a long history for taking on heavy-handed approaches to solving problems. Moreover, she is most infamous for the “Syndicate Killing Fields” scandal which largely pointed to her as the instigator and mastermind behind the gruesome acts.

The Syndicate Killing Fields scandal is reportedly what caused the retirement of Oniseki under the banner of her then freshly created Oniseki-Raata Internal Watch [O-RIW]. The scandal was also linked to the resignation of renown individual John Revenent of the Revenent Defense Corporation [RDC] from the position of Executor for I-RED. Since the fallout caused by the events, which I-RED at the time claimed to be the act of a rogue elite agent named Jaito Kruger, Oniseki has eluded paparazzi and stayed out of the spotlight. Keen observers of the whole affair liked to theorize that Oniseki retreated to the safety of her mountain fortress estate on the planet of Onitseru in New Caldari.

Now, years after the controversial chain of events, photos have surfaced of the Iron Lady out and about in the flesh. A leak reportedly from a low-lying staff member within I-RED claims that Oniseki has been observed touring within the XS-XAY Reppola Logistic Support. Curious onlookers and critics from outside I-RED have been quick to voice their thoughts on what these reported sightings spell for the future of the organization.

“It is too early to speculate if Miss Oniseki will return to a leadership position within I-RED”, commented one analyst for a Poitot tabloid. “A return to leadership will certainly cause I-RED critics to bombard the organization with questions and negativity, but of course given her infamous history it probably won’t be entirely unwarranted. We will just have to wait and see if any official announcements are made regarding her status.”

O-RIW maintains their security contract with I-RED. It, alongside RDC, are I-RED’s primary security contractors which are used to bolster its own in-house security forces of the Ishukone-Raata Security Corps [I-RSCO] and the Ishukone-Raata Enforcer Fleet [I-REF].

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Celebrating two years, the Syndicate Splinterz League eagerly announces its biggest tournament yet…


Syndicate Splinterz League Celebrates Two Years, Announces Upcoming Tournament
Taigeru Beldeia • YC121.03.08

6-U2M8, Syndicate - Two years ago to this day, a handful of I-RED employees sought to create an official league to host Splinterz matches, a beloved sport in the Caldari State that sees custom-built robots duke it out in combat. Chairman for the SSL, Gerachi Boika, is currently hosting a gala aboard the Oriki Commercial Center in 6-U2M8. The event is sponsored by numerous big names which include I-RED, the Intaki Bank, and the Ishukone Corporation. Chairman Boika opened up the event with an announcement that the SSL will be hosting its biggest tournament to date, set to begin in June of YC121. The Syndicate Splinterz Superclash, as its going to be named, will be the league’s new major yearly tournament from this year going forward.

“I am pleased and humbled to bring this good news to the enthusiasts and audiences of Splinterz in Syndicate!”, announced Chairman Boika cheerfully. “SSL tournaments in the past will pale in comparison to the size of the Syndicate Splinterz Superclash both in terms of participant numbers and prizes. And for the latter, I on behalf of the entire SSL thank our generous sponsors of I-RED, Ishukone, Intaki Bank, Quafe, Aliastra, and many many more for their kind support.”

Ever since the return of I-RED to the 98Q “superpocket” years ago - an area consisting of the JQV5-9 and MK7-AO constellations - social researchers have observed a notable increase in the popularity of the traditionally State sport. While popularity for Splinterz remains the highest among populations dwelling in the aforementioned cluster of star systems, there is plenty traction gaining elsewhere in Syndicate. Particularly, the exciting visuals and displays of robotic combat seem to draw a lot of crowds and views from audiences all over the region. The ease with which gambling and bets can be made on matches has also likewise greatly helped increase the notoriety of the sport in the region of Syndicate, given the penchant for its residents to partake in such activities.

Applications for teams across the region to join the upcoming Summer tournament are now open. A full list of prizes have yet to be announced, but Chairman Boika did note that the grand prize will be one million Poitot Pounds. There are no entrance fees for the Syndicate Splinterz Superclash, courtesy of the array of big-name sponsors. A full list of tournament rules and qualifications will be released at a later date. For now, the Syndicate Splinterz League remains focused on advertising to recruit more interest in the battle royale sport.

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An old partnership between I-RED and Khanid contractors folds up amid rising tensions between Khanid and Amarr groups…


I-RED Subsidiary Closes Its Doors After Failed Renewal Of Contract With Khanid
Jelvia Taredi • YC121.04.14

Khanid Prime - The Ishukone Khanid Logistics [I-KL] corporation has closed its doors and sold off its assets over the weekend following an announcement posted by its CEO, Harin Shara Talor. Harin, a relative of I-RED capsuleer Creedance Talor, held a lead role in facilitating business relations between I-RED and the Khanid Kingdom. The corporation was in operation for roughly six years, until recent turmoil regarding the status of the Kingdom within the Empire has opted I-RED to not renew the contract for the continued existence of I-KL.

I-KL functioned as a multi-role company and included such services as: courier transportation, warehouse storage rentals, retail sales, and personnel distributions. While the company did not maintain a large presence among the capsuleer market, it operated in many systems and their respective local markets. Employees were notified over two weeks ago of the impending shutdown, and were offered a myriad of options following the closure of the corporation. Some employees opted to remain living in the Kingdom while others chose a relocation package which was subsidized by I-KL to move back to the Caldari State.

Non-personnel assets were either auctioned off in local markets or relocated under the umbrella of I-RED. A majority of assets, most notably transport ships and storage infrastructure, were redistributed to the command of I-RED.

When pressed for comment by local news agencies, Harin Talor did not provide anything other than a mention of the announcement posted on the Intergalactic Summit. Many economic analysts suspect that the recent rise in tensions between Khanid and Amarr groups are the reason to blame for the failure to renew the operational contract of I-KL. I-RED has shown a strong interest in providing public support to the Empire and its most notable capsuleer loyalists - groups such as PIE, LUMEN, and CVA. Analysts hypothesize that I-RED opted not to renew the contract in order to preserve relations with these groups. I-RED officials have yet to comment on the suspicions, and likely won’t.

In the meantime, Harin Talor has joined I-RED proper as a member, bringing with her a sizable portion of I-KL noncapsuleer employees.

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A cultural phenomena makes itself readily apparent onboard I-RED facilities in Syndicate…


Thousands Celebrate 04.20 Across I-RED Syndicate Facilities With Music And Lots Of Harroule Dryweed
Taigeru Beldeia - YC121.04.20

6-U2M8, Syndicate - Across New Eden, the date of 04.20 is renown (or perhaps infamous) for users of the mentally stimulating crop Dryweed, originating from the Placid system of Harroule. While smoking Dryweed has relatively minimal effect on a user’s psyche compared to other forms of recreational drugs, the plant still carries with it some stigma in various corners of New Eden - most notably those areas under heavy Empire and State influence. Still, that did not stop reportedly “thousands” of residents across the many I-RED structures in Syndicate from openly celebrating their love for the unofficial holiday celebrating a very beloved plant.

“I do my work, I pay my taxes, and I contribute to society”, stated Arbash Jujaiko, a resident aboard the 6-U2M8 Oriki Commercial Center. “I’m just using today as an opportunity to share the love with my fellow mankind around me!”, he stated, as he offered a blunt to the I-RCN cameraman.

I-RED has no official stance on the usage of Harroule Dryweed among its residents in Syndicate. While use of recreational drugs aboard I-RED facilities in State territory are generally frowned upon, the facilities I-RED maintains in Syndicate are notoriously more relaxed about many types of social expectations. I-RCN reached out to Director of Public Works, Roirdan Bouchate, for comment on the matter.

“Well…”, started out Director Bouchate as he puffed out a cloud of smoke from what appeared to be a cigar which smelled awfully similar to Dryweed. “The general stance of I-RED on the subject of Dryweed use in particular is very…relaxed. So long as users do not disrupt the peace with their public gatherings and abide by local protocols such as smoking only in designated smoke areas, we allow our residents much leeway in celebrating or not celebrating four-twenty as they please.”

Meanwhile, keen market observers have noted a sharp spike in short-term profits for the Serpentis Corporation which coincide with today’s date.

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With Summer still a while away, a notorious Syndicate fashion mogul attempts to gain an edge on the competition with early previews of his Summer catalog…


Fashion Mogul Rudy “Roo” Porteau Teases Early Previews Of Upcoming Summer Catalog
Taigeru Beldeia • YC121.04.26

Poitot, Syndicate - Syndicate based fashion designer Rudy Porteau has just teased a selection of shots for his upcoming Summer catalog, which will launch in early August. Porteau’s teaser was done on his Peeper™ account, and has already received thousands of likes and repeeps. The popularity of Porteau’s designs seems to remain high despite highly controversial claims by rival fashion mogul Fabuleux in May of YC120. Porteau insists till this day that the claims Fabuleux made are false and malicious.

The early tease of upcoming releases for Porteau’s in-house brand, Roo’s Looks, comes weeks ahead of the Poitot Summer Fashion Show. Fashion commentators have noted that this early release could either set Roo’s Looks ahead of the other major fashion houses, or it could prove detrimental to the brand. Porteau seems willing to bank on the riskiness of the early tease, eager to stay ahead of the pack.

In another recent Peeper™ post by Porteau, an image of a model wearing a YC120 Summer outfit by Fabuleux is posed next to another image with the same model wearing a YC121 Summer outfit by Roo’s Looks. The post was captioned “Upgrade ur lewk this Summer! Soon, darlings!!!” followed by a kissing face emoticon. Comments are currently disabled for the post, but it has already garnered the attention of a large portion of Fabuleux fans, who have berated the post with vitriol and criticism.

The Summer of YC121 is set to be an interesting one for the fashion world, with rumors circulating of other fashion houses teasing their upcoming releases all in an attempt to remain in dominant positions.

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Nadire Security Consultants Complete SSI-II Development Contract
Koren Akko - YC121.04.28

98Q-8O, Syndicate - It has been several months since the small Gallente security firm Nadire Security Consultants [NADSC] secured a secretive short term infrastructure development contract. Not much is known as to the goal or extent of the backroom deal, as executives and staff belonging to the Ishukone-Raata Accounting and Transport Corporation [I-RAT] have made an effort to withhold all information from the public, by citing security concerns.

Public records however have revealed that NADSC has been targeting Customs Offices in the SSI-II “Free Trade & Development Zone”. Which have been replaced under I-RAT, and what appears to be a shell corporation.

When further inquiries were made about these findings, a spokesperson for the Executor’s office Aimii Nata made a statement. “Ishukone-Raata is committed to the prosperity and fair trade practices within the SSI-II project zone. Contractors are sometimes utilized in an effort to aid in expansion operations against threats to stable free trade in the region, and more importantly to ensure Ishukone’s interests are secured.”

This is not new for Ishukone-Raata under the current directorship. Security issues have in the past been successfully outsourced to mercenary groups like Akagi, and now Nadire Security.

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Semiki Based Contractor Breaks Ishukone-Raata Enforced NDA
Koren Akko - YC121.04.29

Semiki, The Forge - Following the successful purge of a aggressive malware infection last month, the more dire chapter of the Semiki Incident appears to be coming to a close. While sightings of Oniseki-Raata Internal Watch security vessels continue to be seen orbiting the Zainou station. It would seem that in light of the statements made by the Ishukone Watch that both ARC affiliates and the Ishukone-Raata “Cooperative” have already begun to remove unnecessary assets and personnel from the system.

The malware that was originally thought to be the product of a Lai Dai agent, continues to be researched by many loyalist organizations. ARC and their affiliates openly share carefully selected aspects of this research. A decision that has often drawn the ire of their politically aligned allies inside the Ishukone-Raata Enforcement Directive, who have kept all their findings under a blanket of confidentiality.

Officials however have recently report that a member of the Cooperative initiative has breached the Ishukone-Raata enforced NDA. The exact details of the leaked documents have yet to be released, if at all. An anonymous source who was unable to speak on the matter revealed that the individual involved was a employee of the Ishukone-Raata Technological Research Institute, by the name of Akihiko Hiko. They believed that members of the Internal Watch had uncovered incriminating evidence that Doctor Hiko had handed over sensitive documents to New Eden Correspondent Reporters and may have been planning on selling the same information to an unnamed individual affiliated with ARC.

The Executor’s Spokesperson, Aimii Nata was quick to release a statement that “all legal measures under the NDA agreement would be taken into consideration” and “the employee involved has taken it upon themselves to avoid custody, forcing our security to issue permits accepting the arrest of the implicated individual from outside sources”.

Local bounty offices have confirmed this by reporting a reward of 2,212,000,000.00 ISK has been placed for the capture and secure return of Ishukone-Raata property in the possession of Doctor Akihiko Hiko.

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Gallente Holoseries ‘Game of Crowns’ Draws Criticism Abroad
Koren Akko - YC121.05.14

Atlanins, Everyshore - The Impetus production Game of Crowns first nine episodes were released on May 13th. Already it has seen major backlash from critics within religious circles of Amarrian Empire, and despite it’s overwhelming success, harsh comments from film groups inside the Federation. Many of them largely in part due to the depiction of the late Empress and an otherwise good story destroyed by to much “Sex & Violence”.

In an interview with holofilm critic Ucien Toire, he stated that in his opinion “Peeper is currently more ablaze then the scene during Elder’s Fall (A cut showing the single handed destruction of the Elder Fleet at the hands of the heroine styled Empress)” due to scenes involving Aimée Dreneau, where the actress playing the part of Jamyl is seen several times partaking in debauchery with prominent members of nobility and slaves. While others voiced frustration that Dochuta Karsoth, who is viewed as a ‘Good Guy’ in the series only trying to hunt down his good friend Doriam II’s assassins.

Unconfirmed reports also appear to point toward members of the Ardishapur family, who may have quietly joined in the rising anger inside the Empire due to the insinuation in the holoseries that their house was full of Purist Cultists who sought to forcefully take the Imperial Throne, but had been thwarted by a Federation spy and Imperial Advisor duo.

While Impetus has stated it’s production is “pure fiction”, tempers continue to flair and it seems the Game of Crowns may see itself removed from the Amarrian entertainment sector completely. This hasn’t seemed to phase the production team however, after releasing a teaser of the upcoming season that depicts the entry of King Khanid, Drifters and seemingly more adult orientated divisive scenes.

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In light of a recent initiative from Khimi Harar, the I-RED Directorship has formally announced plans to participate in the economic activity of this newfound trade hub…


I-RED Announces Participation In LUMEN Ammatar Mandate Economic Initiative
Jelvia Taredi • YC121.05.24

Mehatoor, Devoid - In a press conference which just concluded, I-RED leadership members Alex Hinkelmann, Roirdan Bouchate, Valdezi Sun’khar, Julianni Avala, and Leela Naisto have formally announced the organization’s interest in contributing to the Ammatar Mandate Revitalization Project spearheaded by Khimi Harar [LUMEN]. The proclamation comes after another announcement during the same press conference in which I-RED leadership members present revealed the fact that the organization will be temporarily engaging in faction warfare in support of long-time allies Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris [PIE]. Additionally, the temporary deployment reportedly also serves to train up new and returning veteran capsuleers in I-RED.

“I-RED will plan to set up buy orders for various commodities in the Tebu Amkhiman Fortizar which we hope will add to the appeal of locals and passerby utilizing the facility’s market services”, stated Executor Hinkelmann. “We are both humbled and excited by this grand opportunity to contribute to the economic prosperity of the region led by our faithful allies in LUMEN. We hope this will one small step forward in the continued strengthening of our ties with our Amarr colleagues and friends.”

When the directorship panel was asked questions on the establishment of offices from I-RED’s various subsidiaries in the Tebu Amkhiman Fortizar, Director Bouchate replied with the following:

“At the moment we are not yet ready to announce the installation of any offices, warehouses, or industrial plants from any I-RED subsidiary in the Fortizar. The I-RED Board of CEOs is currently in talks about the possibilities of basing some operations out of the facility. Namely, Integrated Health Systems and Myoka Galactic are brought up as potential candidates to make use of various leased spaces available in the Citadel.”

Meanwhile, for the past few days there have been numerous sightings of transport vessels registered under I-RED traveling between The Forge and Devoid. Presumably, these reports can be taken as a sign that I-RED is speeding up preparation for their deployment into the area, which is expected to last about a month.

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Ishukone-Raata Security Contractors to Conduct Joint-Protectorate Exercise
Koren Akko - YC121.05.24

Mehatoor, Devoid - Ishukone-Raata’s largest security firm RDC released a short statement alongside Spokesperson, Aimii Nata, that assets and personnel had already been deployed to the Devoid region. For what they identified as a joint training exercise between the State Protectorate, RDC, and elements within the 24th Imperial Crusade.

The extent of the exercise has yet to be released and may likely remain that way due to cited operational security policy.

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A madman assumed under the influence of various illegal boosters takes an entire electronics store hostage within the 6-U2M8 Oriki Commercial Center’s famous megamall, The Concourse.


BREAKING NEWS: Intense Hostage Situation Comes To A Close Aboard 6-U2M8 Oriki Commercial Center
Selenna Solange • YC121.05.25

6-U2M8, Syndicate - Approximately six hours ago, a young man entered the TekShak™ electronics retail store located on the 31st floor of The Concourse, a sprawling supermassive mall located in the heart of the 6-U2M8 Oriki Commercial Center. The man, identified as 33-year-old Syndicate native Sacha Aloumeart, then pulled out concealed weapons from his trenchcoat and fired a flurry of warning shots into the ceiling. He blocked all the exits with small explosive devices in case any of the customers inside tried to escape, and corralled the guests inside into the center of the store. Special Operations And Tactics (SOAP) forces shut down and evacuated The Concourse within an hour, and established a perimeter around the besieged TekShak™ store. Only thirty minutes ago has the hostage situation ended with no loss of life, and Sacha Aloumeart in custody.

Many details about the incident have yet to be announced by Oriki Commercial Center Chief Of Security Nagato Minskalo. What has been confirmed, however, is the fact that Aloumeart was under the influence of “various illegal and deeply mind altering boosters.” What is not clear is how Aloumeart managed to sneak in two semi-automatic weapons into The Concourse grounds without alerting the security system. Chief Minskalo has urged local news agencies to avoid the spread of rumors around this mystery, particularly that Aloumeart may have had an accomplice help him smuggle in the weapons.

Aloumeart managed to hold 57 people hostage within the TekShak™ store. I-RCN has managed to obtain various reports from those who witnessed the incident unfold. Apparently Aloumeart was acting distraught as he made his way to the TekShak™, mumbling to himself the entire time and looking on edge. As he began his siege on the store, witnesses outside reported hearing him yell about how “Triglavians are real!”, and “They are coming for us!” Upon gathering all the hostages together and binding their limbs with tape, Aloumeart proceeded to line the group with a plethora of audio devices set to various media broadcasts. He was apparently shouting “they are all lying to you, I know the truth and they [Triglavians] are coming for us all!”

After attempting to broker a peace for roughly six hours, SOAP forces finally had enough and sent in a stealth drone through the TekShak™’s air vent system after finally gaining access to it. The drone then fired stunning projectile at Aloumeart followed by launching a focused stasis webification grenade. SOAP squad members outside the store then bursted in and subdued the erratic Aloumeart before any harm could be done to the hostages he was “preaching” to.

Aloumeart did sustain numerous bruises and fractures due to the force with which SOAP teams handled the suspect. He is being treated for his injuries in a highly secure cell located within Kovonen Hospital aboard the 617I-I Tuulinen Observatory. He is reportedly under the custody of I-RED’s Internal Watch, an advanced security force provided by their contract with Oniseki-Raata Internal Watch [O-RIW]. Internal Watch is expected to interrogate him once he is deemed medically clear from the mind altering substances present in his system.

Meanwhile, hostages from the incident are being treated within local hospitals aboard the Oriki Commercial Center. A formal statement regarding the incident from the I-RED Directorship has been released just moments ago:

"The hostage situation aboard the Oriki Commercial Center has concluded with no loss of life thanks to the valiant and strategic decision making of the facility’s SOAP team. We are extremely fortunate the outcome of this frightening experience has been a relatively good one. The Concourse will remain closed for the next twelve hours while local security forces survey the grounds and gather evidence - we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. The safety of our employees, residents, guests, and visitors is paramount. We will ensure everything in our power that an incident such as this never happens again.

Meanwhile, we would like to urge calm regarding the outrageous claims this man made during the whole affair. While the Triglavian Collective is one of numerous emergent threats that have sprouted in recent times, their presence has been contained in the Abyss realm which they inhabit. They are mysterious and rather poorly understood. The claims by this deranged man have no substance."

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Leader of the Tears of Reschard, an Intaki extremist organization, has reached out to I-RCN and various other news agencies across the cluster with a message to deliver following their attack on the Khanid Kingdom less than ten hours ago…


BREAKING NEWS: Intaki Extremists Launch Widespread Attack Against Targets In Seevadin Constellation
Jelvia Taredi • YC121.06.03

Amarr, Domain - An Intaki extremist organization named Tears of Reschard has recently launched a mass-scale attack against numerous planetary and station targets in the Khanid Kingdom. I-RCN is currently working to verify the results of these attacks, and in the meantime looks to ACN for more insight. Leader of the Tears of Reschard, Rhey Aziah, has reached out to I-RCN and various other capsuleer and non-capsuleer news agencies with a message. While normally I-RCN would not publish ramblings from such extremists, we feel it necessary to relay this important information to the greater galactic community. A transcript of their message is as follows:

The attacks in the Khanid Kingdom
From: Rhey Aziah
Sent: 2019.06.03 06:54
To: Alton Haveri, Cyrillian Voth, Elinari Rhodan, Hoovand Lindus, Jelvia Taredi, Lina Ambre, Ret Gloriaxx, Selenna ‘Scarlet’ Solange, Taora Teonsur, Zara Serir,

Hello.

My name is Rhey Aziah, leader of the Tears of Reschard.

Today, my corporation has successfully launched a widespread attack against terrestrial planets and stations in the Seevadin constellation of the Khanid Kingdom. Before word breaks out about these attacks and you all get to work conjuring all sorts of lovely media, I wanted to make a few things clear:

  1. The Intaki Assembly did not sponsor or condone this attack; they did not even know about it

  2. The planning of this strike has taken several months, during which time we paid lobbyists to pester the Intaki Assembly and Gallente Federation Senate about this issue - in both cases the efforts have been met with “we’re working on it” with no tangible results or completely ignored

  3. The drastic scope of these attacks is symbolic; lives have been lost and will be lost in the ensuing days to represent all the past lives Idama en Waro has lived and died; unfortunately, more peaceful routes have proven unsuccessful in retrieving Idama en Waro from Sa-Baron Kufail’s clutches, so a strong message must be sent

  4. Make no mistake as to who to lay fault on for these attacks and all the lost lives; the blood spilled is on the hands of none other than Sa-Baron Atazil Kufail; to a lesser extent, it is also on the hands of incompetent leadership from the Intaki Assembly, Gallente Federation Senate, and the Court Chamberlain.

So there you go. Have at it. Call us extremists if you wish. Call us terrorists. Whatever. Just know that doing the right thing it is impossible to label doing the right thing as anything but doing the right thing.

Justice will continue to pour from the dark skies until the cruel and greedy Sa-Baron Kufail relinquishes control of Idama en Waro over to the Intaki Ida monasteries.

Pratya yavati,
Rhey

In the meantime, I-RCN extends our greatest sympathies for all those who are affected by these attacks. We will continue updating on the situation as more information becomes available.

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PUBLIC RELEASE: Ishukone-Raata’s Julianni Avala Temporarily Relieved of Diplomatic Post
Koren Akko - YC121.06.20

Malkalen, Lonetrek - Members of Julianni Avala’s diplomatic team released a notice shortly after a meeting between several members of Ishukone-Raata’s Directorship in Malkalen. Stating “effective immediately Director Avala would be resigning her duties in regards to Ishukone-Raata’s Public Affairs Department.”

Director Julianni Avala

Individuals involved in the decision have said that the once popular face of the organization had long planned on taking a leave of absence that would likely continue to interfere with her expected duties abroad. As expected with this key position vacant the board was quick to appoint a temporary liaison, a woman by the name of Nittara Ozanen.

2115363676_256 Temporary Public Relations Liaison Nittara Ozanen

The choice of Ozanen has however brought Executor Hinkelmann’s wisdom into question, especially with the Intaki Prosperity Initiative and LUMEN re-negotiation deadline closing in. It isn’t apparent whether Avala’s replacement will be up to the task in what is looking to be one of the most difficult diplomatic endeavors in recent I-RED history.

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Despite the recent surge of incursions from Drifter forces against capsuleer-controlled null sec systems, I-RED formally unveils XS-XAY as its capital system in the 98Q “superpocket” of Syndicate…


I-RED Designates XS-XAY As Official Headquarters For Syndicate Operations
Selenna Solange • YC121.06.28

XS-XAY, Syndicate - While I-RED has long maintained significant operations in the XS-XAY system, situated near the entry into the 98Q superpocket, a collection of 17 star systems, earlier this week the organization made it officially recognized as its primary base of operations in the region. This formal announcement was tied with the successful deployment of a Fortizar-class Citadel in static orbit over the serene world of XS-XAY IV. The announcement was made by I-RED Executor Alex Hinkelmann at the christening ceremony for the now operational Fortizar, dubbed the Gariushi Business Center.

“We welcome the newest and most impressive addition to I-RED’s Operation Grey Steel project”, stated Executor Hinkelmann with elation. “It is our hope that this new facility will serve as an important hub for trade, business, diplomacy, and cultural exchange to take place. Entities not overtly hostile or threatening to I-RED and our allies will be granted access to the structure and its facilities. In the meantime, our Public Works department is steady at work fleshing out internal design plans. There will be adequate space for businesses to lease, and we look forward to forging new partnerships with local and foreign companies.”

When pressed about the possible threat that Drifters pose against capsuleer assets, Executor Hinkelmann only had this to say, “I-RED stands ready to protect our assets against the Drifter menace, and we will not fail.”

Residential properties are quickly being filled by immigrants from other structures in the region, as well as from colonies in the adjacent regions. Census data reveals a peculiar observation - a large portion of immigrants from nearby regions happen to originate from colonies in Solitude. What this says about the status of colonies in Solitude is debatable, but I-RED welcomes them with open arms. Meanwhile, residential contractors and housing development companies have been clamoring over a bidding process which will see a select few of them offered an opportunity to develop more housing properties in the Fortizar. Similarly, commercial development firms are eager to gain access and start constructing offices and warehouses businesses will be able to lease from.

I-RED has yet to appoint a station manager for its flagship facility, but it is expected one will be appointed within the coming weeks. Rumors among various Syndicate tabloids suggest that the position is being considered for a number of highly qualified candidates, including a former station governor of the Intaki Space Police station in IIRH-G just a couple star systems away. Another possible candidate is a renown and retired colonial administrator for the Intaki colony of Duureanta, otherwise known as Harroule IV. A final candidate comes in the form of a high-ranking commander for I-RED’s in-house naval division, the Ishukone-Raata Enforcer Fleet.

For the time being, I-RED’s leadership infrastructure will continue to operate out of the Reppola Logistic Support facility in the same system. It is not expected the famed “Directorship Sector”, the administration hub which houses the heads of the various I-RED departments along with their most valued staff, will not be transferred into the Fortizar anytime soon. Executor Hinkelmann did not comment on whether or not the I-RED admin hub will relocate to the Fortizar, citing that is classified information.

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BREAKING NEWS: Ishukone-Raata’s Internal Watch Expands Deployment on Intaki Homeworld
Koren Akko - YC121.08.20

Intaki, Placid - Shortly after O-RIW’s Cmdr. Shiran Mazaki publicly reported Ishuk-Raata’s assault on the pirate held customs office in orbit of the Intaki Homeworld, orders were almost immediately issued to several hundred ground based troops. These orders appear to have caused Ishuk-Raata’s Joint Contracting Force [JCF] to reposition, to locations viewed as strategic positions well within range of the megacorporation Lai Dai positions and most of the Ishukone operated facilities.

It is unknown at this time if the mobilized Directive forces have been in contact with the Intaki Assembly or their militia. But civilians say they have seen O-RIW deploy anti-orbital entry platforms that would normally see use against space-to-ground shuttles or transport craft, and so far local authorities been told that all their forces have been given a strict observation order in regards to all the groups involved planetside. Even toward viewed illegal Lai Dai activities.

Along with these movements the media at large has been removed from Ishuk-Raata’s subsidiary extraction facility known as ‘E-5 Kirvaat’ located in the north. Though dozens of dropships and transport craft continue flights in and out of the facility, while heavily armed security perimeters continue to expand outward to a distance of one kilometer.

I-RCN remains committed in updating this story as it progresses. If you have more information on the Intaki Affair, please contact a member of our team so the cluster may hear your story.

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OPINION PIECE: Project Solace - Loyalists or Independants?
Koren Akko - YC121.08.24

Kulelen, The Citadel - Displays flicker with news of the constant Triglavian assaults on trade-lanes within the Caldari State. Causing destruction, chaos, and fear among millions of citizens. Though among all this uncertainty, organizations continue to provide a sense of hope. The affiliates within the Consortium come to mind as they spearhead the clusters research effort into the Triglavian threat, but it looks as if they’re not alone in these efforts. Among other empyrean entities we see more factions willing to stem the wake of destruction brought forth by the Collective.

After speaking to a now independent team of researchers who had just arrived from the Ishuk-Raata jump freighter, Sohei. Once employees of the Enforcement Directive’s research corporation known as the Ishukone-Raata Technological Research Institute [I-RTI], they spoke mostly of putting what they’ve learned to use where it mattered most.

“My colleagues and I have learned all we can under the Pikovaru Project, and it’s time we put those long hours to use and move to another project that’s willing to do something now.”

Many within loyalist circles have similarly voiced their discontent with the flow, and advancements of their research. Feeling that they might be held back, or that leaders lack the courage to release their findings. Though that seems to be changing with the recent announcement, like these researchers many more appear to be setting off to join their peers in Project Solace.

The project itself appears to be in it’s infancy, as the announcement establishes their need to work with others in an attempt to develop a new way of dealing with the Collective threat.

While this project is still learning to stand it seems that has done little to hinder those looking to make their difference in this conflict. It is suspected that many others will follow in the footsteps of researchers like these and heed new calls wherever that may be. With this comes another fear, one that will further put control into the hands of independants, and outside of loyalist purview.

Will this be enough to defeat the threats we all face today? We’ll have to wait and see.

Have a story of your own? Want it to be heard?
Contact a member of the I-RCN Team today!

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I-RED to Host Union Day Celebrations at Syndicate Headquarters
Koren Akko - YC121.09.01

XS-XAY, Syndicate - Many corporations and their workers have already begun their preparations for one of the few official holidays within the Caldari State. Like these corporations, Ishukone-Raata has also begun preparing, however with this years official announcement of celebrations came a slight change from previous held festivities.

“Those under the employ of Ishuk-Raata will partake in the festivities of YC121 Union Day with the formation of a ceremonial parade at the XS-XAY Gariushi Business Center, with a invite only banquet to be hosted at our Syndicate facilities.”

Traditionally previous I-RED held Union Day celebrations would be hosted at the Ishukone Headquarters in Malkalen. With this announcement also came a small list of names, containing individuals with strong Liberal support and Syndicate loyalties, also among them is a well known property investment capsuleer in the Solitude region. Leading to the belief that the event may lead to furthering business opportunities for the entrepreneurs of the region.

Have a story of your own? Want it to be heard?
Contact a member of the I-RCN Team today!

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This post is providing a service to I-RCN due to router restrictions. Now back to your regular broadcast.

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