House Yaken offers unsolicited bid to the Ishukone Corporation for landmass on Nannaras X
September 2nd - YC 120
Overhead photo of Namiyo (Left) and X-ZFA12 (Right) obtained by satellite
The revered Patriarch of House Yaken - Huan Yaken - has announced official plans to purchase a landmass adjacent to the colony of Hoiyori. Hoiyori’s island, known as “Namiyo” since its purchase during an open aHuction in YC 118, lies to the west of the island the Patriarch has declared an interest in. This new purchase however, will come in the form of an unsolicited bid. Information on how much money is being offered however, is to remain confidential between House Yaken, brokers of the Stelmari Exchange, and the appropriate contacts among the landmass’ owners.
The landmass being bid on goes by the serial number “X-ZFA12”. X-ZFA12 is currently owned by the Ishukone Corporation, and is used by Ishukone to house several planetside factories. What the factories are producing for the Ishukone Corporation is not the Zaibatsu’s business. That said, the ample amounts of pollution being pumping into the air from this careless production is of great concern. Ecologists of the Ohrion Conglomerate have noted that the pollution emitting from the X-ZFA12 factories are a contributing factor to the contaminated air surrounding Hoiyori. While far from being a epidemic yet, this contaminated air has been linked to several negative effects in both Hoiyori colonists and sea-life in the body of water between Namiyo and X-ZFA12. Ohrion’s efforts have been aimed at suppressing this pollution plaguing Namiyo, but action must be taken to stomp out the source.
Should the unsolicited bid be accepted by the Ishukone Corporation, the factories would be immediately decommissioned and torn down. However, the Patriarch has explained to ZANIE reporters that the land will be put to use after the purchase and factory demolition, as a home to projects to enrich the quality of life for its people. Aside from devoting part of the land to a residential district, much larger projects are in the works. A grand stadium is said to be one of these projects, to house all manners of competitive sports to entertain the colonists of the Zaibatsu, and give the athletically minded individuals a chance to showcase their talents. The Ohrion Conglomerate also sees potential in the elevated land in the northern parts of X-ZFA12 to establish a network of windmills to generate clean energy to power future buildings on X-ZFA12.
Building construction will be left in the careful and crafty hands of the individuals of Salvaged Fortunes Industries, and be under the supervision of Chief Fabricator Viokoro Velen, and several exalted elders of House Yaken. With construction sites being a vulnerable target for terrorist actions, concerns have arisen about the potential of seeing a surprise return of the bomber of the Ohrion clinic explosion in June, who has yet to be apprehended. The Myrskytuuli Regiment has informed ZANIE that no expense will be spared in ensuring the security of both the constructions and workers.
While talks about the purchase begin, questions start emerging between CORE modules of the Zaibatsu of which sports should be accepted and officially supported. With sports technically falling under “Entertainment", the responsibility would fall in the hands of the Karvose Collaboration Studio. The Studio found themselves in hot water a few months ago during the first bi-annual “Bejawl” by revealing their grand finale to be a professional wrestling match. Auljam Karvose would then go on to express a dream of establishing his own wrestling brand in the Zaibatsu, a dream the Head Director is still struggling to obtain funding for as he faces opposition from multiple CORE representatives.
Tokitu Yaken of the Myrskytuuli Regiment has expressed interest in taking responsibility of handling the sport whitelist to ensure that only honorable forms of competition are supported, and not ones that would mock tradition. With the Patriarch of the House having final say in this matter, he has yet to hand power off to Tokitu, or silence Auljam’s request.
ZANIE will continue to follow as the story develops.