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2020.1.9
COLONY DD-8153, SYNDICATE

The third known branch of the Amarrian Orthodox Church, Sedevacantist opened today in the Syndicate colony of DD-8153, following a procession of an empty throne through the colony’s main street. The Sedevacantist Church, which believes the Amarr Throne to be vacant and Empress Catiz to be illegitimate, is not the first Amarrian church in the colony, as the Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive’s so-called “Project Dustbowl” successfully brought Amarr missionaries to the colony nine years ago, and Amarrian churches remain active there to this day. The Sedevacantist Church’s DD-8153 congregation was led by former street preacher Boran Khosrow, who like the church’s de facto leader Nauplius hails from the Khanid Kingdom world of Danera V.

Fr. Khosrow’s first sermon continued the Sedevacantist Church’s practice of adapting the church’s teaching to local conditions. While sermons at the sedevacantists’ Lamadent branch have fulminated against Minmatar immigrants, and those at their Venal branch emphasized the benefits of slavery to its working class audience, Fr. Khosrow had another message for his Intaki congregation: Turn or burn. Fr. Khosrow began calmly and quietly, describing the facts of Khanid Sa-Baron Atazil Kufail’s assassination by Intaki militants a year and a half ago. His voice rising, Fr. Khosrow then explained that God is angry with the Intaki who are collectively guilty of this murder, that he is angry with this very congregation, that he burns with hatred toward them, and that at that very moment only his mysterious will prevents them from sliding headlong into the Pit of Hell, whose fires lapped at their heels that very moment. His voice reaching a furious crescendo, the Reverend then described in exquisite detail the horrific, grusome punishments that his audience would suffer in Hell. Finally, Fr. Khosrow immediately shifted tone, his face and words becoming kindly and merciful, telling the congregation that soon, very soon, God will restore a valid Emperor to the throne, an Emperor who will open his arms to the Intaki and allow them to join the Reclaiming voluntarily, saving them from the wrath of an angry God.

While some of the congregation walked out in disgust during the sermon, others were visibly moved, swooning and crying out, “What must I do to be saved” as Fr. Khosrow detailed all the various ways they will be tortured in Hell. After the service, some of the congregation gathered around the empty throne in the center of the worship space, weeping and bowing down to it, praying that the valid Emperor would come soon and save them from Hell. While they prayed, Fr. Khosrow comforted them and sprinkled them with holy water.

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CVN Morning Broadcast 10th January YC123

Welcome to Clade Veles News, the only official news station in all of Pochven. Sponsored and operated by Clade Veles, we take advantage of the Triglavian Collective’s extensive information network to bring you the latest developments in the Domain of Pochven.

Pochven recently saw a surge in activity from local capsuleer organization Stribog Clade and their allies the Void Republic. The sobornost Kybernauts moved beyond their usual security operations and enacted a search and destroy operation that tracked down and eliminated at least 4 EDENCOM stellar monitoring operations across Pochven including their accompanying dreadnoughts. Stribog Clade is well known in Krai Veles as the primary provider of independent infrastructure and millions of jobs, as well as being a constant thorn in the side of EDENCOM and associated resistances. Their continued service to the people of Krai Veles is always appreciated.

Our next story takes us to Wirashoda, where an ambush against the rebel group operating on Wirashoda IV was successfully conducted by private military contractors Eagles of Storm Wind and Sobornost Security Force. Formerly known as Sortet Security Firm and originating from the same system, Sobornost Security Force have officially rebranded to show their support for the Collective and come under the employ of Stribog Clade along with the Eagles of Storm Wind and Swords of Geros to provide security for their planetary operations as well as aid Clade Veles in eradicating opposition. We are pleased to report that most of the rebel contingent was destroyed and supplies confiscated. On Wirashoda IX, following the massive confrontation last week that saw the local resistance movement suffer a major defeat, the Swords of Geros are continuing to apply pressure. Two holdout rebel cells have been uncovered and detained by the Swords, soon to be turned over to Clade Veles authorities. Clade Veles News is dedicated to keeping the residents of Krai Veles informed and will keep you updated as the conflict develops. Stay tuned as next we examine the latest economic surveys from across Krai Veles, right after the break.

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Conversations along the following lines might be overheard in tea shops and over market stalls throughout a certain part of Syndicate.

A: “Did you hear about this new preacher from the Kingdom? It’s ‘turn or burn’ for us, apparently.”

B: “Not surprised, that lot from DD-8153 deserve it. I mean take the Ishukone money, of course, but did they really have to buy into the whole afterlife nonsense?”

C: “You can’t make a circle into a straight line. It’s just weird.”

A: “Hey, those missionaries did a lot more good than harm. Life there’s a lot better than in most of those settlements.”

B: “So, what’s different about this new bunch then?”

A: “They say the Empress isn’t really the Empress.”

C: “What’s that got to do with our souls?”

A: “It means there is no legitimate source of divine guidance to followers of the Rite.”

B: “Well, I could’ve told you that…”

A: “Shush, it’s serious! These people are more than just the usual refugees we get hiding out here. They are challenging the Empress and she won’t let it go unanswered. Think what all those Amarrian capsuleers you’ve been selling robotics too might do about it!”

B: Audible gulp “The Syndicate wouldn’t let them, surely?”

C: “Sister, the Syndicate officially denies those settlements even exist and the last thing they want is to anger the Empress… Anything could happen down there.”

B: “What about ‘our’ capsuleers? They’ve been making good money from those colonies.”

A: Dismissively “Why would they get involved either way? The preacher hasn’t actually done anything wrong so they’ll probably not take action but, at the same time, I doubt they’re going to lift a finger to defend DD-8153 against the Amarrians. Colonies like that are easy to rebuild.”

C: “Better tell your cousin with the electronics factory to pack up.”

B: Angrily “Those Deteis beancounters should’ve never invited them here!”

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2021.1.17
SAISIO III, THE FORGE

A holoreel purporting to be part of a “House Church Starter Kit” produced by the Amarrian Orthodox Church, Sedevacantist has surfaced on the Achuran homeworld of Saisio III. In the holoreel, an unnamed Amarrian priest, referring to its heavy losses to the Triglavian Collective, describes the Caldari State as “failed” and furthermore criticizes the indigenous Achuran spirituality as a quietism that enabled the colonization of Saisio and the subsequent ravaging of the Achuran people. Changing tone, the priest, whose church believes in the coming restoration of a valid Emperor to an Amarr throne it considers vacant, preaches that the restored Emperor will bring salvation to the Achuran people should they voluntarily join a renewed Reclaiming against the Caldari and all other deniers of God and Faith.

In addition to this sermon and mundane instructions for building the vacant chair that decorates the center of all Sedevacantist Church worship locations, the “House Church Starter Kit” holoreel also offers advice on security. Mimicing the tactics of revolutionary groups, sedevacantist house churches on Saisio are encouraged to operate a “cell based” organizational structure where units are kept small and each sedevacantist has contact with only a few others. Pre-ordained sacrament is said to be distributed in drop locations. Ordination to Amarrian so-called minor orders like Acolyte and Lector are said to be offered to qualified Achuran house church members, but the holoreel doesn’t provide details, ostensibly for security reasons.

Religious scholars are divided on the Sedevacantist Church’s chances for success on Saisio. Julien Antoine of the University of Caille stated that the sedevacantists might find a ready audience among an Achuran people that is taking to the stars and finding its place in the wider cluster, while Thierry Benoit from the same university indicated that the Caldari State doesn’t distinguish between public and private worship and thus the sedevacantists could expect persecution despite their security precautions. The Amarrian Orthodox Church, Sedevacantist commented only that the holoreel was genuine and that the church has “at least one” priest operating upon Saisio III.

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Sent at: 10 January YC123 2154
From: Duke Shasta Ardeind
To: Amarrin City Police Commissioner Francis Johennson
Subject: Recent Abductions of Ardeind Supporters and Ariend Critics
Francis,
I’m sure that your department has heard that a number of my supporters have been abducted over the last few hours. As a result of these events, I have ordered my Legion to begin evacuating supporters. Of course, the Legion’s operations will likely result in calls to the police. Could you order your officers to ignore such calls?
Additionally, should the Legionnaires find a house that has already been ransacked, and the inhabitants kidnapped, I have ordered them to search the premises for mementos, and to remove them from the house. This is because I doubt that the abductees will be able to return home, even after being rescued. That said, they would still want to have their personal mementos for when they build a new home for themselves. Of course, the houses would also be a crime scene, and removing the mementos could mean that I am compromising your investigation. I would like to know what you think is the best way for me to do this without compromising your investigation.
And speaking of your investigation, I would like to be updated on any breaks in the investigation. I will not interfere in your investigation, unless it is to help evacuate my supporters, but I would still like to keep tabs on your investigation, as my Legion will also be pursuing leads. The Legion will be working to identify the location(s) where the abductees are being held and to find out whether or not Duke Kyvon is the perpetrator of these kidnappings. For this reason, I think that a joint investigation between the Amarrinn City Police Department and the Dark Wolf Legion’s Investigations Division would be extremely beneficial to both of us. Do you agree?
Thanks in advance.
Sincerely,
Duke Shasta Ardeind

Sent at: 11 January YC123 0250
From: Amarrinn City Police Commissioner Francis Johennson
To: Duke Shasta Ardeind
Subject: Re: Recent Abductions of Ardeind Supporters and Ariend Critics
Duke Shasta,
I have reviewed your requests, and I think that they are extremely feasible.
I can order my officers to ignore calls from certain locations, but I would like a list of the locations, and the people who live there, beforehand. This is just for security reasons, so that I know where the Legion is operating, and who are the people who will be “kidnapped”. This way, my officers know to both ignore calls from the location, and to ignore reports of missing persons about the people that the Legion will be evacuating. Additionally, if the Legionnaires find that the people they are responsible for evacuating are missing, I would like them to IMMEDIATELY notify ACPD,
As for the mementos, this is a bit more complicated. I would like the Legionnaires to take holos of the mementos, and to avoid touching them before CSI arrives. If CSI decides that there is no forensic or other evidence on the mementos in question, the Legionnaires will be allowed to remove the mementos. If CSI decides that the mementos are evidence, and are crucial to our investigation, then the mementos will be preserved as evidence by ACPD. However, I will see if I can get those mementos released as quickly as possible. As soon as CSI finishes processing the mementos, I will send them to you for you to return to their proper owners. That is a promise that I intend to keep.
As for a joint investigation, this can work. I have spoken to the detectives in charge of the investigation, and they are willing to work with your investigators. However, I will ask that your Legionnaires only conduct raids on targets outside our jurisdiction. That means that if we find that a suspect currently resides at an apartment in the city, he will be taken into custody by ACPD, and ACPD only. But if the suspect is on a luxury liner that is in the Amarr system, your Legionnaires will be in charge of working with local law enforcement to apprehend him and extradite him back here. CSI has also informed me that you have some excellent forensic technicians and equipment, so I will have a courier bring some evidence to you. Where do you want this evidence to go?
Anyways, it’s always good to see you. Wish it were under better circumstances, though.
Sincerely,
Francis Johennson
Commissioner, Amarrinn City Police Department

Sent at 11 January YC 123 1201
From: Duke Shasta Ardeind
To: Commissioner Francis Johennson
Subject: Re: Recent Abductions of Ardeind Supporters and Ariend Critics
Francis,
Thank you for agreeing to a joint investigation. The Legion has rented a penthouse apartment at 150 Youil Street. It will serve as the Legion’s headquarters for this investigation. Agent Marisa Balinez will be the chief investigator for the Legion on this case. As for the evidence, I am sending a courier to ACPD HQ today. You can give it to him when he gets there. This courier will also be carrying an encrypted datacard with a list of the families that the Legion will be evacuating and the addresses of their residences. You should be able to decrypt the card. I hope that we can find the perpetrators quickly. Anyways, I’ve gotta go now. Thanks for your help!
Sincerely,
Duke Shasta Ardeind

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2021.1.24
ESECAMA VIII - MOON 3 - IMPERIAL ARMAMENTS WAREHOUSE, DEVOID

Amarr authorities on the Imperial Armaments Warehouse in Esecama have moved quickly to suppress the clandestine distribution of explanatory leaflets by agents of the Amarrian Orthodox Church, Sedevacantist. On the front of the leaflets is an empty throne, the church’s symbol, framed by the words “Sede Vacante” and “The Throne is Vacant!” Inside the leaflets is a picture of an Amarrian male dressed in traditional robes, a Minmatar female in tribal dress, and a half-Amarr, half-Minmatar child between them, also in tribal dress; this image is captioned with the words, “The Future?” The text of the leaflets goes on to describe in lurid, sensationalist detail the relationships of so-called Amarr Loyalist capsuleers Lunarisse Aspenstar and her daughter Maria, Utari Onzo, Garion Avarr, Arline Kley, and members of House deSilvestris, all of whom are romantically involved with non-Amarrians, some of them Minmatar.

According to religious scholar Julien Antoine of the University of Caille, the purpose of the leaflets is to stir up resentment for the Amarr elite among traditional-minded station workers, making them more open to the message of the Sedevacantist Church, which believes that Amarr ruling institutions lost all valid authority with the promulgation of the pacifistic Pax Amarria. While some if not most Amarr commoners begrudge the wealth of their culture’s elite, many of them do expect that elite to show evidence of their higher breeding and ancient lineage – uncorrupted by original sin – in their public lives, said Mr. Antonine, and few traditionalist Amarrian commoners would accept miscegenation. The sedevacantists, he continued, seek to connect instances of public degeneracy among the elite with church’s thesis that Amarr authorities have become illegitimate.

Church spokeswoman Calyce Io confirmed the authenticity of the leaflets but declined further comment, saying the content of the leaflets speaks for itself.

Article in Nakriskaya Gazeta, a news outlet of Nakri, Domain, Amarr Empire, dated 22 Jan YC123

LOCALISED ICE STORM ON NAKRI VII CAUSES DAMAGE TO PRODUCTION FACILITIES

A highly localised, but significant storm in the Severny region of Nakri VII caused damage to a number of facilities yesterday. Planetary officials had predicted the storm’s arrival, a not unusual phenomenon in that area, and had accordingly issued warnings for the small number of production facilities located there. The intensity of the storm was greater than expected, however, as was the resulting damage. Although there are no reported casualties, production at all facilities in the region was affected. A spokesperson from the deSilvestris Family, who own the largest facility in the area, issued a statement, confirming that power generators at the facility had been damaged, but that they have been swiftly repaired and that any disruption to the production line at the facility, which supplies test cultures for research, had been minimal.
Authorities on the planet are analysing the data from the storm, in order to better understand the weather systems in this region of Nakri VII, that better predictions on ice storm severity may reduce the risk of similar incidents in the future.

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[ 123.01.24 17:04:08 ] Lucerne > Dal Briagon are you actually making isk this way?
[ 123.01.24 17:05:47 ] Yun-Hee ‘Tight-lips’ Yubari > Well, he just made 591.856.116 and change ISK.

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The Solitude Sentinel, YC 123/1/25

Anama Wracked By Pirate War as Braille and Elose Aenebra Bases Raided
Pertnineere, Elose District

Federal forces have identified multiple criminal deadspace pockets that have been housing members of the Aenebra, an Intaki death cult that is responsible for the murders of two high-ranking drug enforcement officials in the region, along with undetermined levels of drug trafficking primarily focused in the low-security systems bordering the cluster of high-security eastern Solitude. Large quantities of the booster Exile, and the material used to make it, celadon cytoserocin, were discovered in a deadspace facility in Pertnineere, which seemed to facilitate the manufacture and distribution of the booster throughout the Elose district. A similar such operation occurred in the Yveve system in Braille, although unlike the Pertnineere facility, a large transmitter sending coded messages to locations believed by Federal authorities to be somewhere in the Syndicate region was also present in the latter’s case.


The Aenebra drug distribution facility in Yveve. Much like in Heluene, the ships defending the operation had Serpentis liveries and the facility itself contained Aenebra paraphernalia, such as engraved daggers and other small arms.

While the Serpentis have always been a blight upon the region, especially in the lower-security districts, the presence of the death cult in the region marks an escalation by forces affiliated with the pirate corporation in the region, particularly when it comes to violence. However, the Federal Intelligence Office has indicated that despite the Intaki cultists’ beliefs around ritual murder, there should be no cause for alarm amongst the general populace.

“The Aenebra are not a foreign adversary to the Federation,” remarked FIO official Witte Sorgard in a statement from the office’s garrison in Pertnineere. “Federal forces have routed them from Placid nearly a decade ago, and we are absolutely confident that they will be similarly routed from Solitude in short order.”

While eastern Solitude has been safeguarded in the wake of Federal raids on the two drug production and personnel housing facilities, western Solitude remains much more uncertain in that regard. Rumours have abounded amongst miners in the Elerelle district that a recent vanishing of a party of miners in the ore-rich Babirmoult system has to do with the Aenebra, as various spacefaring Federal citizens have reported an increase in the amount of Serpentis vessels in the area, particularly in the systems near the border gates to Aridia and the Syndicate. In the case of the former, the Aenebra’s violence seems to have not been constrained to Solitude, either.

Per sources from Imperial Navy stations in Aridia, the Sentinel has learned that numerous Serpentis installations have been detected lately by Imperial forces in the Anama constellation in Aridia. While previously a rarity in the area, they have reportedly increased rapidly in the past month, although all instances have been confined to Anama. Imperial surveillance has also noted in one instance, what appeared to be attacks from ships affiliated with the Blood Raider cult on the Serpentis installations. While the two pirate factions have never been on good standings with each other, hostility in the area surrounding Aridia and Solitude had never materialized itself in the form of violent retribution until recently.

“I sure hope that the FIO knows what they’re doing,” a miner from Babirmoult who wished to remain anonymous remarked to the Sentinel. “First we got those damn Intaki murdering folks for their sick rituals, and now they’re poking at the Blooders! Last thing we need are fights around here between crazies obsessed with murder, and crazies obsessed with draining people’s blood in our space.”

While the FIO has maintained that Solitude will remain safe from incursions from the pirate organizations, capsuleer organizations like the Mobrault Security Consultants have also pledged their support in fighting the Aenebra, as news regarding the cult seems to be shifting to the west of the region.

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Sent at: 11 January YC123 1946
From: Duke Shasta Ardeind
To: Kheqali Bullahadin
Subject: Ardeind Supporter Property Buyback

Hey Kheqali,

I’m just checking in. How’s the buyback program going?

-Shasta

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Sent at: 11 January YC123 2058
From: Kheqali Bullahadin
To: Duke Shasta Ardeind
Subject: Re: Ardeind Supporter Property Buyback

Shasta, the program is going very well. We’ve been able to compensate about twenty households out of the forty five that the Legion has successfully evacuated. I set up three companies to buy the land: Ardeind Real Estate LLC, Praesidium Real Estate Inc., and Amarrinn Land and Estates. We’re getting ready to sell the land off already. My staff is starting to draft a number of advertisements that we can publish in the Amarrinn Post. Hopefully, a number of people will see the ads and want to buy the land. Can I cut the prices a bit? Like, charge less for the land? We’ll be in the red as a result, but more people will be able to afford the land.

Your honorable financial manager,

Kheqali

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Sent at: 12 January YC123 1241
From: Duke Shasta Ardeind
To: Kheqali Bullahadin
Subject: Re: Ardeind Supporter Property Buyback

That’s excellent! Sure, you can cut the prices. I want my supporters compensated, and I also want people to be able to own this land. Civilians, that is. I don’t want Kyvon to be able to get his hands on a massive amount of land and force people to pay rent. Just one thing: make sure that you don’t spend any money you don’t have. The money I’ve allocated for your corporations is money that we can spare, but I don’t want you to get into a massive debt. We can’t afford for that to happen. If you need more money, clear it with me first. Understood?

-Shasta

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Sent at: 12 January YC123 1400
From: Kheqali Bullahadin
To: Duke Shasta Ardeind
Subject: Re: Ardeind Supporter Property Buyback

Thank you, my lord. My staff has finished with the newspaper advertisements. I’ve got them drafting scripts for a series of advertisements that we’ll air on holo as well, and the Amarrinn Post will start publishing the newspaper adverts tomorrow.

-Kheqali

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The following was first broadcast by SPNN on 23 January YC123

Hostage Situation in Amarrinn City Suburbs!!!

“Just into the newsroom, there’s a hostage situation in the suburbs of Amarrinn city. Tanya Novaya is on scene.” The holo changes from a shot of the anchor to show a young blonde woman standing in the street. ACPD officers can be seen in the background.

“Yes, Jacob. I’m on West Hill St. About two blocks down that way, ACPD officers are in a standoff with a number of armed suspects in a van and two SUVs. The officers were responding to a report of a break in and possible kidnapping. They came upon the suspects throwing at least one bound and gagged person into the van and ordered the suspects to put their hands up. The suspects began firing on the responding officers, hitting one of them. SPNN was able to acquire redacted dash cam footage of these first moments.” The recordings began to play. After they finished playing, the holo changed back to show Tanya.

“ACPD is not releasing any statements yet, but it is believed that the suspects that have been cornered here are some of the men that have been roaming through Amarrinn over the last couple of weeks and kidnapping Ardeind supporters. There are about a dozen suspects, and ACPD says that there are four to six hostages. Wait!” The holo goes wild before settling on a SUV that pulls up behind an ACPD marked cruiser. Two people get out. They are both wearing windbreakers.

“Yep. This is definitely related to the Ardeind kidnappings. Those are Legion investigators. They are in conversation with the senior officers on scene and hostage negotiators.” Suddenly, some officers begin shouting. The Legion investigators and senior ACPD officers duck down behind a nearby sedan. The hostage negotiator and one of the officers begin shouting into their radios as the Legion officers draw their pistols and run towards the commotion.

“Well, I don’t know what happened there, Jacob, but ACPD is telling us to move back twenty yards again.” The holo shows two ACPD officers telling the news crew to start moving back. In the background, an armored vehicle pulls up and ACPD SWAT officers jump out.

“Well, Jacob, it looks like ACPD is still bringing in more units. This is really big. I’ll keep monitoring this, and get back to you with more. Tanya Novaya, reporting from Amarrinn.” The holo changes back to Jacob

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The Solitude Sentinel, YC 123/1/29

Federation Forces, Mobrault-Based Capsuleer Commit to Elerelle Defense Amid Aenebra and Blood Raider Skirmishes
Arittant, Elerelle District

Federation Navy patrols in Solitude have recently stepped up patrols in the Elerelle district, in response to what appears to be a pirate war between two hostile parties. The Aenebra, an Intaki death cult that has been believe responsible for the deaths of two drug officials in the Octanneve system, as well as the disappearance of a mining fleet in Babirmoult, are known to be backed by the Serpentis Corporation, who Federal officials believe are using the Aenebra to assault an opposing pirate entity in the Blood Raiders. While many gate-to-gate travelers may not have noticed any activity in the corridor between the Genesis region and Solitude, the conflict has since spilled in to the many deadspace pockets and asteroid belts that dot the area, as the Blood Raiders, who usually limit their operations to Aridia and the rest of western Amarr space, have since been monitored in the western fringes of Solitude.


Pictured: A Blood Raider re-supply depot located in the Shirshocin system in Aridia. Facilities like these have recently come under fire by the Serpentis-backed Aenebra, sparking the conflict that has recently spilled in to Solitude.

“We’re used to dealing with the Serpentis,” an Astral Mining employee who wished to remain anonymous remarked to the Sentinel, “but those Blooders are something else. The Feds better get on this thing quick, because at this point, it’s becoming too unsafe for us to go out there and do our jobs. Hell, the last belt we tried to clean out, right here in Agaullores, the both of them warped in at the same time! We were at least able to get out of there okay, seeing as they were more interested in killing each other.”

Federal Navy officials based in Solitude have remarked that they believe they have successfully ousted the Aenebra from most districts in the region, as while the Serpentis still plague many systems throughout the region, the other five districts have not seen any raids resulting in the discovery of Aenebra paraphernalia. Conomette and Pertnineere, the two systems that border Syndicate by way of the Y9G-KS system, have been meticulously patrolled by Federal Customs officials, seeking to limit any kind of illict baseliner presence in the region.

Capsuleer and Solitude resident Clordilen Ellevrette, whose corporation, the Mobrault Security Consultants, had seen successes in limiting the presence of Serpentis drug peddlers in that particular district, has recently moved operations to the Arittant system, with the intention of monitoring and combatting the rising pirate problem in Elerelle. In a statement given to the Sentinel, he stated that he intends to corral the fighting pirate forces in their entirety towards the west of Elerelle, and hopefully back in to the Syndicate, also pledging to continue the fight in Aridia should skirmishes continue there.

The Sentinel could not reach any sources in the Imperial Navy for statements on the conflict in Aridia, although it is rumoured that the Amarr have recently acted swiftly against the Aenebra/Serpentis in the region. The Western Report, a Genesis-based news agency had recently reported on a fleet of Serpentis vessels meeting “swift annihilation” by Imperial Navy forces in the system of Van, noting that a group of what appeared to be scouts engaged Blood Raiders in an asteroid belt in the system, turning their guns on local miners after the Blooders were destroyed.

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The following appeared in an independent news feed that focuses on the constellation of Sanctum.

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Transmission Intercepted by Tribal Resistance Army Forwarded to DIA-AEGIS JTF

MOSHED-2021-2-1-20-31-56

TRANSMISSION HEAVILY DEGRADED, COMPILING LIKELY TRANSLATION BASED ON HEURISTIC ANALYSIS OF TRIGLAVIAN GRAMMAR STRUCTURE…

PENDING…

Restitution of normal now time relations with Krai Veles graciously celebrated by native augmented infantry following stabilization of proving on Skarkon II. Liminal proving of augmented infantry through military conflict with Krai Svarog shall be met equally with diplomatic and scientific proving with Krai Veles. Scientific and cultural exchange, additional transfer of volunteer muta-adopted population for close study and assimilation with Flow of Vyraj to be expected shortly. Limited conflict and liminal proving cultural exchange upon Skarkon II shall continue uninhibited with Krai Svarog until mettle is proven. Augmented infantry offers its sincere thanks and mutual respect.

Mass marriage of mutaplasmid technology with augmented infantry armory assured to lead to advantageous scientific advancement and furthering of inter-clade proving efforts.

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Article taken from a news outlet based in Raa, Devoid, dated 01 Feb YC123

MERCENARY CLASH ON RAA X

A clash between mercenary units on opposite sides of the Amarr-Minmatar proxy war took place yesterday in a remote area of Raa X. Although few details are available, it is understood that a Private Military Contractor based in the Amarr Empire was ambushed by another Contractor in the employ of the Tribal Liberation Force, possibly on the strength of Intelligence known to the TLF-associated forces. Reports also indicate that the Amarrian mercenary group suffered what may be a complete loss of personnel and materiel, whilst the attacker’s casualties were minimal.
The aftermath of bodies and destroyed equipment was discovered by locals some time after the encounter, though witnesses have spoken of hearing exchanges of gunfire and the sound of at least one airborne vehicle. Upon investigating, however, it was discovered that the ambushers had already departed, and their true identity, as well as the reason behind the presence of Amarrian-backed PMC personnel on a planet currently held by the TLF, remains unknown.

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2021.2.5
DAM-TORSAD, AMARR PRIME, DOMAIN

Three Freed Slaves sent out by the Amarrian Orthodox Church, Sedevacantist were taken into police custody following public disturbances outside separate cathedrals in the Amarr capital city of Dam Torsad today. Each slave erected a portable chair, one fashioned to look something like the Amarr Imperial Throne, and then in an anguished voice began repeatedly screaming “the throne is vacant” in the direction of the empty “throne”. Police summoned to the scenes removed the slaves from public visibility and each precinct in which the cathedrals are located initially reported “suspected transcranial microcontroller (TCMC) malfunctions”. However, no further updates have been issued even after repeated press inquiries.

According to scholars of the Amarr Empire at the University of Caille, the Dam Torsad police probably connected both the slogan and empty chair prop used by the slaves to the Amarrian Orthodox Church, Sedevacantist, an extremist outfit led by notorious capsuleer Nauplius which believes that the Amarr Throne became vacant with the promulgation of the pacifistic Pax Amarria. Not wishing to give the Sedevacantist Church any publicity, the police then ceased further press communication regarding the case. Even so, some rumors and gossip regarding the incidents is likely to circulate in Dam Torsad circles, raising awareness there of sedevacantism, which was likely the goal of the Sedevacantist Church in sending out the slaves to cause a scene in the first place.

According to TCMC experts, with the right conditioning and TCMC programming, a slave could be made to go to a designated place and repeat a short slogan, having set up a simple chair prop. Capsuleer Nauplius is known to have a substantial number of illegally held freed slaves, whose free status likely facilitates their movement around the Empire once released, meaning his Sedevacantist Church likely has the means to repeat pro-sedevacantist sloganeering in Amarr public places in the future.

The Amarrian Orthodox Church, Sedevacantist refused comment on the events.

We Jin Mei feel great attachment to our writing system. As a result, we look for any excuse to write something down. Even the simplest word can be expressed in a beautiful shape. These shapes frequently become tattoos in larger Gallente society - sometimes with comical results.

However, there is nothing we love to write down more than laws. We have a great many. For every law, there exists three squads of dueling essayists. East Essayists argue the law is virtuous and must be respected as written. West Essayists argue the law is not virtuous and must be amended to bring it into celestial alignment. Floating World Essayists argue the law is an illusion, and seek to expose what it reveals about our society.

This is to say law interests us.

My majordomo, whose surname is Kim (no relation), and I have argued over whether or not individuals screaming “the throne is vacant” would be subjected to criminal sanctions under Amarrian law. Secretary Kim (no relation) surmises Amarrian theologists would maintain automata which profane God must be disassembled to prevent them from repeating their profanity. The fact that their statements are not made with criminal intent does not matter.

However, my optimistic opinion is that the Amarrian judiciary will recognize an individual who lacks control over their actions cannot justly be held criminally liable. Secretary Kim insists I only have such optimism because I grew up in a garden with my own water pavilion.

What is the resolution?

article in the Placid Galavant, a moderately popular travel journal in the Pegeler and Josmaert constellations, 1.06.123

EYES ON EUGALES AS MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS CONTINUE
Eugales, has, for some years been a largely unremarkable system. Despite the presence of FedMart and Material Acquisition contracts in system, and long standing titanium and chromium stripmining operations on assorted moons, it has remained unincorporated, so to say that, much of its administration has been controlled at the district level, and by corporate interests, with little in the way of memberstate involvement.
There are some interesting footnotes in the system’s history(which can be read on a separate site)despite its general unremarkableness but that is not the concern of today’s article, and more to the point we are focusing on Eugales’s recent surge in popularity with the arrival of foreign national sponsors and capsuleers aligned to the United Neopian Federation, who have beenn continuing to develop infrastructure in the system, both with upwell structures, and more mundane construction techniques. Much of this so far has been under the aegis of a system of interest claim by the Unified Principality of Archavoinet, with whom the UNF holds key franchise contracts with, to enforce the claim, but rumors have circulated for a while now that much of this is self-serving.
Like any of you read this for the politics though! What IS happening in Eugales now? Well, that’s a very good question. A lot of time and effort has gone into the system, lot of big numbers in materials, people, and interstellar kredits, and the system’s population is burgeoning, as is the job market, all centered on planet VI, a storm world. Strange right? Well, for the blind, there’s been some major build up on planet VI for a while even before the UNF had franchise rights to enforce that SoI claim, including construction of major colony centers, and even steady orbital construction. Main attraction of course being that Arcology run by that capsuleer x-rated holo star, you know the one. Bit of an odd duck place but very welcoming and homey, place is huge but certainly doesn’t feel like it half the time you’re running about. Some of you might remember there was a recent Kendu tournament there.
Anyway, the real interesting bit has been what has steadily been coming together in orbit. There’s that orbital tether, and orbital dock yard s connected to the astrahus citadel in orbit, but there’s more than that going on if you watch the space lanes and assorted public routers. Constant shipments of materials, calls for import of more goods… pretty hardcore stripping of ores and production lines constantly churning… that ‘orbital yard’ continues getting bigger by the week, and anyone that passes through(and if you’re headed to the surface of planet VI you certainly will be passing through) will be able to see it. Big things are a foot. Keep your eyes on Eugales, and maybe give the place a visit to see for yourself! While you’re there, ask about the fine liquor they keep about, stuff’s got plenty of kick but is smooth as they come.
Fly safe and happy travels!

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Article in Nakriskaya Gazeta, a news outlet of Nakri, Domain, Amarr Empire, dated 08 Feb YC123

STATION AUTHORITIES APPEAL FOR WITNESSES AFTER GRAFFITI CAMPAIGN

Security Authorities on the Amarr Navy Logistic Support Station orbiting Nakri VI have put out a general appeal to the public after unknown parties carried out a number of occurrences of graffiti vandalism across the Station. Security Chief Evgeniy Sokolov stated that “although the small number of individuals that were involved in the incidents are not a concern to Station security, the fact these individuals appear to have been able to carry out their acts in public areas and deface several pieces of Station and private property suggests that they may have access to restricted equipment”. Chief Sokolov was also quite clear that such acts are “an offence according to Station regulations”, and that the perpetrators should “answer for their misdemeanours, if only to be charged for the expense of cleaning up”, which would be a relatively lenient punishment that could be considered “if they voluntarily gave themselves up”.
It is understood that no anti-Imperial or offensive slogans were used, but rather that all examples of the graffiti involved only the single word Nadezhda. The reason or meaning behind the use of this particular word remains a mystery at this time.

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The Solitude Sentinel, YC 123/2/7
Aenebra, Blood Raiders Forces Driven to Aridia After Latest Massacre by the Intaki Death Cult on Agaullores Deadspace Complex
Agaullores, Elerelle District

After weeks of fighting had forced the Intaki death cult known as the Aenebra further west towards the edge of Solitude, the hopes among Federal forces that the Aenebra could be funneled back in to the Syndicate via Faurulle were dashed when the enemy forces regrouped in the Agaullores system, on the border with Imperial space in Aridia. While attacks that the cult had made against the Blood Raiders that infest the space around Aridia and Genesis had caused their forces to appear in Solitude for a brief moment, Federal forces have confirmed that their attention seemed to be focused on the opposing cult, and that there were no reported Federation citizens that had come under attack by the Blood Raiders.


Pictured: The Agaullores III Miner’s Complex. The Aenebra Cult is believed to have murdered an estimated 300 Federal citizens, the majority of which were discovered in the “Pit” module. A Mammoth-class industrial is pictured aiding in the transport of survivors to the Material Acquisition station in the system. It is currently unknown as to when those residing at the complex will be allowed to return.

Unfortunately, the same could not be said of the Aenebra, as following multiple raids on what seemed to be under-staffed Aenebra bases in the system, in what seemed to be a final strike before ultimately being driven for the most part from the region, the cultists raided another deadspace complex intended for the various miners in the region. Bystanders who were situated on the other modules in the complex witnessed Serpentis-liveried ships warp in to the complex and make short work of the frigates and destroyers patrolling the complex.

“I saw it all from the next mod over,” one miner reported to the Sentinel. “An Exequor touched down on the cargo rig, and dozens and dozens of people poured out of this ship and rushed towards the Pit. Since it’s big and open and all, unlike the others in the complex, it couldn’t have been hard for them to find the people in there.”

Eventually, a capsuleer-piloted Gila belonging to the Mobrault Security Consultants arrived at the complex to engage the cultists. While many of the smaller ships escaped, wrecks including those that were apparently from a squadron of Brutixes, as well as the aforementioned Exequor were present at the site. MBSC confirmed in a statement that they had responded to the Aenebra forces at the complex, but no further comments were given by the organization.

“It is our estimation that the majority of Aenebra forces have been ousted from Solitude,” commented Federal Intelligence liasion Boinget Fettere in a separate statement offered from the FIO. “Citizens of Solitude, especially in the Elerelle district have no need to fear any large scale coordinated attacks from the Aenebra, although standard levels of caution with regards to operating within low-security space are still encouraged.”

While it could not be officially confirmed where the Aenebra are currently operating, statements from travelers along the Anama Pipeline towards Solitude have continued to witness battles between Blood Raider and Serpentis vessels waged on stargates throughout the area.

“I’d never seen anything like it,” a trader bound for Yvaeroure remarked to the Sentinel.

“I’ve heard stories of pirates attacking vessels like mine. Everyone has. But to witness them fighting each other like that is something new to me… and slightly reassuring that they’re not targeting me, I suppose.”

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