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Seemingly Sloshed Biko Visits Summit
123.05.26

A recent visit to the FTL channel The Summit by the controversial Alexylva Paradox [ALXVP] Gateway Ché Biko has not gone unnoticed by his fans and critics, who have been commenting on it on various GalNet sites. The visit was special just because Biko has not been very visible in public since the destruction of Phoenix Station in ALXVP’s Anoikis colony Origin on 123.02.01, but this visit to The Summit would be likely be remarked on regardless and have left a lot wondering about his mental well being.

The first comments raising a few heads concerned Sansha’s Nation and the Triglavian Collective. Biko mentioned that he preferred Sansha’s Nation over the Collective, in part due to the latter’s disapproval of hivelinking. Some Origin citizens defended him: “He was actually doing his job as Gateway, representing the hiveminded people in our colony.” Others see it more as evidence supporting the theory that Biko is secretly some kind of Nation agent, pointing at Biko’s Nightmares and previous publications by SmEggtalk Press and Gutter Press, as well as his friendly attitude towards True Purpose capsuleer Ji Yung Lee during his visit on The Summit.

Later Biko mentioned that he had encountered sefrim while under the influence of alcohol and possibly other drugs after having been shown a video which had severely distressed him. “I was shown a recording of myself attempting to shoot myself in the head, but I don’t recall that happening”. He continued claiming that sefrim are Sani Sabik. Amarr in particular are labeling these statements as outrageous insults of the Amarr religion by a heretic sod. A spokeperson for the Church of Ché in Caille commented “This is nothing new. I think there have been multiple occasions where Ché discussed these encounters on The Summit. Here…one of the first times was on 115.12.18 when asked about what the strangest thing he had seen was. He also seems to refer to that video then.

Soon after discussing the “sefrim” encounters, Biko continued to comment on problems with his memory, then went on to say no one liked him, not even himself. Biko then chatted with Intaki Darius Chambers. In that increasingly incoherent conversation he mentioned once sounding and having been like Chambers, having love for all, but that he could never be that someone again after something broke him and he lost his “Way”, and that he was dulling the pain of his loveless life with frentix.
A user of a Biko fansite comments on the forum: “Has anyone else noticed how he tends to act like this more often around this time of the year? I bet it is related to the anniversary of the attack on the Ishukone HQ in Malkalen. His experiences there must have left some scars.

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Court battle over Sedevacantist Amarrian Orthodox Church continues as violent clashes reported in Lamadentin

29th May YC123/FC238

Lamadent Capital News Network

The legal challenge issued against the self-styled Sedevacantist Amarrian Orthodox Church continues to be deliberated by the Aeman Federal District Court as new evidence has been produced by the aggrieved parties.

New evidence, including an alleged parcel containing images of equipment commonly used in slavery compliance delivered to a Matari capsuleer from Sedevacantist sponsor and infamous mass-murderer ‘Nauplius’, has been presented to the Court as episodes of violent confrontations have been reported within the Tribunate of Lamadent. Violence has been particularly virulent within the township of Roussillon, between crowds supporting the Church and those that have protested its presence. Lamadentin, the Capital, has also seen significant civil unrest from organised protests aimed at removing the Church from the member state.

Incidents of violence have increased after the televised destruction of Nauplius’ Raitaru-class installation in Nakri on the 23rd, described as a ‘Temple of Sedevacantism’. The moment the Raitaru exploded under excessive weapons fire from Federation security contractors Nadire Security Consultants and Imperial-aligned paramilitaries, audible cheers could be heard from the gathered crowds in the Capital and elsewhere in the member state.

The Roussillon Sheriff’s Office and Tribunate Gendarmerie have issued statements that anyone found engaging in violence will be detained. Nonetheless, accusations from the Sedevacantist supporters have been made against local and member state law enforcement organisations for perceived leniency against the protestors. An example cited to support this inequality in treatment was the alleged release of several protestors in Roussillon armed with incendiary devices near the vicinity of the Church premises after their weapons had been confiscated by deputy sheriffs.

Groups elsewhere within the Federation have as cited previously offered financial and legal assistance to the protestors as well as the coalition of groups that are challenging the Tribunate’s decision. Minmatar focus groups in Sinq Laison as well as the All-Federation Caldari League continues to provide counsel and advice to those parties as well as canvassing support within the District Parliament through lobbying officials.

The Aeman Federal District Court has not yet decided on this case, but it is understood by L-CNN that they are acting with impartiality and fairness, hearing both sides arguments. Nonetheless, inside sources within the Court have confirmed that the allegations of Constitutional breaches and terrorist support for the Church have been made a priority, with observers from the Gallente Police Directorate and Special Department for Internal Investigations present.

L-CNN will provide further updates as they are made available to us. We have been unable to reach a representative of the Sedevacantist Amarrian Orthodox Church for comment on the latest developments.

Have you been affected by this story? Are you a supporter or protestor of the Sedevacantist Church? Please get in touch with your opinions, if it is safe to do so.

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Kirjuun!

6.1.123
Saisio VII - Moon 1 - Peace and Order Unit Testing Facilities

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Lai Dai Protection Service Implicated in Saisio VII Raid


Peace and Order security services were shaken this morning as they awoke to a swift and ruthless raid by an elite strike team attempting to force access to the Saisio VII Testing Facility shipyards. Thought to be the location of the now-mothballed LDSS Airkio’s Promise following its reemergence from wormhole space in April of 2020, the vessel was the topic of fierce contention within the Corporate Executive Panel before it was ultimately granted to SuVee at the discretion of CEP Chair Puok Kossinen following unexpected support for SuVee from the Kaalakiota delegation.

The status of Airkio’s Promise has been an embarrassment and a sticking point within Lai Dai leadership since the incident, with the Raven-class battleship relinquished by Lai Dai as an assumed bargaining chip in negotiations over future territorial concessions. With SuVee dominating the market share in real estate within the Caldari State, particularly within the Archura home system of Saisio, Lai Dai has expressed their intention to negotiate within the CEP for increased ownership over disputed property rights and unresolved zoning conflicts. These talks ultimately failed to materialize any tangible gains however over the following year, leaving Lai Dai down one potentially valuable research asset without just compensation. LDPS has demonstrated multiple times their willingness to repossess their perceived property, by force if necessary. With the balance of power upset following the bombing of CEP Spire in Landfall City many believe Lai Dai has now taken the opportunity to correct this supposed “injustice” before a new CEP Chair can be appointed, avoiding potential consequences for an act of aggression against SuVee.

At approximately 0600EVE, bulkheads in the drydock hangar where Airkio’s Promise is held were breached by an exothermic charge granting gunmen immediate access to the hangar’s control room from the adjunct deck. A secondary device was then triggered to release a high-frequency pulse deafening those inside. Confused and disoriented, research workers scrambled to defend themselves but were further caught off guard when found themselves being assaulted by soldiers in Lai Dai Protection Service dropsuits. Those that surrendered were zip-tied and funneled into the nearby breakroom while those who attempted to resist were cut down by rail rifle fire. The gunmen continued to make their way room to room to gain access to the vessel, but were ultimately cut off in a corridor by a Peace and Order Unit quick response team. A firefight ensued, with several hundred rounds exchanged between both sides before the assailants were neutralized.

Bodies recovered from the alleged Lai Dai Protection Service team quickly began to undergo nanite self-termination to prevent recovery and identification, but weapons and equipment recovered from the scene do not seemingly match LDPS standard issue gear. Instead, several recovered rifles could be tracked to NoH weapons shipments originally produced under license for joint PKN Interstellar testing aimed to to optimize and streamline small arms production among Forest Faction security services and to compete with Upwell Consortium’s export-focused small arms project. It is unknown where the assault team staged from, or how they were capable of gaining access to the facility.

Nugoeihuvi, at one potion Sukuuvestaa’s largest shipping partner, increasingly transferring shipping and equipment to PKN Interstellar allies over their historic partners within the now largely defunct Practicals bloc further demonstrates the new political divides facing the state of a time of increasing turmoil and shrinking opportunity for reconciliation between two dialectically opposed camps; the austere plutocratic Forest Faction and the reformist Ocean Faction with Kaalakiota & SuVee’s Mountain Faction torn between the two. The future of the Caldari State seems increasingly determined on the actions of the Mountain Faction now in response to this crisis, be that through negotiation and compromise or through submission to an increasingly authoritarian Forest Faction.

While perhaps previously unthinkable, the potential for the Mountain Faction including the historically Patriots-allied Kaalakiota to side with the progressive Ocean Faction in response to Lai Dai aggression merely demonstrates the ongoing paradigm shift among the Caldari people. As the former tip of the spear for the Provist movement, it is perhaps fitting that Kaalakiota now draw closer to Ishukone as public support grows for a new form of left wing populism that hopes to synthesize the workers protections and nationalization of the Heth regime with syndicalist reforms.

“One of the irrefutable lessons we can learn from Gallente colonial history is their failure to reconcile nationalist and left-wing factions during the Steroyn Arcologies War, as if they simply must remain vehemently opposed and share no common cause” comments House of Records agent Suky Karkinen, “I think the Caldari Spirit, born from the inhospitable conditions on our Home, not only prevents us from falling to that same mistake as the colonizers; it practically inoculates us. Pooling of resources, supporting each other’s livelihood, and service beyond ones self was absolutely necessary for survival from each according to their ability to each according to their needs. I think a form of rapprochement between the Mountain Faction and the Ocean Faction offers an opportunity to rekindle that spirit and evolve the State organically in response to the current turmoil rather than doubling down on the status quo. This latest incident is just another example of how fragile the status quo has become.”

Lai Dai representatives have yet to respond to inquiry on the incident.

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[INTERCEPTED MESSAGE FOLLOWS. . . ENCRYPTION ERROR]

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erxdd (gvvdd announcement of the newest public works project at Stribog Clade’s headquarters in the Wirashoda system. Stribog Clade officials were on hand to welcome visiting dignitaries from nullsec capsuleer power block The Imperium / / / / /CORRUPTED DATA/ / / /

/ / / /sa largest travel hub on the Fortizar, “Triangular Trading Tower.” Beneath the arching ceiling of the station’s main concourse area, work crews have been laboring for months to plant terrestrial green garden space and lay walking paths surrounding the enormous Imperium Diplomatic Embassy compound.

The central plaza has been converted into a memorial space recognizing the vitally important role that the Imperium played assisting with Triglavian efforts to capture the Niarja system on behalf of the Triglavian Collective. The new facility has been named “Heroes Of Niarja Liminality Plaza,” with locals already referring to it as “Bumblebee Park.”

Standing tall among the trees and grassy expanses is a series of forty-seven monument statutes honoring the major leaders of the Imperium. / / / / DATA MISSING / / / / crafted by well-known artists from across New Eden, who labored under ironclad confidentiality contracts for weeks before the Grand Opening event.

Caption: Monumental statue of The Mittani, overlooking the central courtyard.

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Caption: Statues honoring Imperium director @Arrendis Culome and fleet commander Alterari Phoenix.

Caption: Visiting dignitaries f/ / cvdaa ifozo R/ / / DATA MISSING

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/ / / / / DATA CORRUPTED / / / / /

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The studio news casters complete their previous story, and a new image flashes up on screen, that of a three-towered fortress surrounded by a circle.

“And in Warclone News, The Bosena Accords’ new Warden, Thaddeus Reynolds made his first address to their Round Table Assembly Today. For this we go to Pochven correspondent Kristur Amurald.”

A video plays showing the slightly above average height Khanid approaching the podium, wearing a variation of an Amarrian uniform in black, sleeve cuffs embellished rather modestly for an Amarrian formal wear, matte steel gorget with attached, shield shaped spaulders being the only additional ornamentation worn.

Greetings Warclones, friends, allies, enemies, all those who have come to this, the first official meeting of the Round Table Assembly since my ascension to the office of Warden of Avalon. Our previous esteemed Warden, Galm Eskola-Fae, has been most cooperative in bringing me up to date with our current holdings, standings, and other items relating to the state of our organization.

Today though, is a historic day, a day in which we should begin our process of returning to what The Accords have always intended to be.

For my first official act as Warden, I, Thaddeus Reynolds, am hereby relinquishing the Emergency Powers granted to the office of the Warden, and formally disbanding the Warclone ground forces reporting directly to The Bosena Accords and returning the vast majority of forces back to their original Warclone Clans. The concentration of forces and consolidation of command is never what The Bosena Accords was intended for, as such we only will go back to our original garrison size for security personnel, and instead assign out contracts as before as clans our individuals bid on them.

Additionally, I am officially welcoming new applications from Warclones Clans and Warclones to join, though this was never officially closed, we want to ensure that Warclones and those who may hire are assured that we are a neutral force, one who stands for Warclones, for whom we develop standards and best practices, and function as a centralized repository for contracts for several Warclone clans, corporations, and individuals. The actions of the previous administration have made several of our previous clients, and law enforcement organizations, fearful of us and those like us, for whom death is but an inconvenience. CONCORD and SARO have always been skeptical of us, and recent proposals from Colonel Drust have made it apparent that we need to be pro-active. We need to ensure that as many Warclones as possible become compliant with standards and best practices as soon as possible, to ensure compliance as much as possible. To that end we are re-introducing previous weapon system restrictions within Empire Space, among many other reforms or returns to form to follow.

Then Finally, as my third official act, I am beginning an exploration of allowing for additional Questors to join the ranks as Warclones. We will be setting up a funding operation to sponsor individual warclones, and I will be personally funding the completion of questing for 6,000 of the most skilled from among the Skarkoni militias to become full Warclones, should they so choose.

"Warden Reynolds then went on to reiterate a number of codes of conduct applied to signatories of The Accords, and to many represented a welcome return to stability and neutrality among The Accords, and left a number of questions from the Assembly unanswered, such as the allocation of the districts under Warclone Control on Skarkon II.

When reached for comment, the Warden’s Office Provided the statement:"

“There is little point in the various warclones clans ceasing operations on Skarkon at this time, and I know for a fact that both the AEGIS Umbrorum clan and the Varangian Freeblades have already begun mustering forces to retain control of the active theaters in addition to the Freed Legion and the First Avalon. It is the official position of the Office of the Warden that the districts are only under the administration of Avalon at this time.”

"They declined further clarification

When pressed on further plans for Avalon or the Warden Specifically he responded that:"

“There are plans in the works at this time, and we’ll have something to put forth to the Assembly soon”

“When asked about the Skarkoni Militias, the office of the Warden had this to say:”

“As a general rule, we prohibit mortals from fighting in the frontlines, but the realities of Skarkon have allowed many to prove themselves in combat. I…we seek only to give them the best chance of fighting for their homes and livelihoods as best as possible.”

“Kristur Amurald Reporting for Heathrow News, Skarkon.”

“Thank you Kristur for our next story, it sounds like a joke: an Angel, a Krullefor, and a Warclone walk into a bar, but for Patrons of the Roadhouse in orbit of Oddelulf V, it was no laughing matter…”

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INTERCEPTED TRANSMISSION OVER SKARDISAAD, SKARKON II

VARYAZI 1
0500 JUN 16 123
FR AIRCOM PEN RHIONYDD , DISTRICT 3, AVALON, SKARKON II
TO ALL UNITS
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SECRET
MAHONISGARD
STANDBY OPERATIONS PROCEEDING AHEAD OF ARGLWYDDESS Y LLYN

COMBAT TEAM KELPIE UNDERGOING LIVEFIRE SEA TRIALS FOR AQUATIC OPERATIONS, AWAITING FURTHER SPECIALIZED MATERIALS AND OPERATION PLANNING. STRATEGIC RESERVES OF MANPAD AQUATIC EQUIPMENT IDENTIFIED FOR REQUISITION FROM VENAL CONTACTS AQUIRED FROM OPERATIONS FR CAER CAERNARFON.

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HELLAWES SQUADRON CONFIRMS COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS OF RUDIMENTARY DEPTH CHARGE FASIONED FROM REPURPOSED CONCUSSION BOMB, REPORTING VICTORIES AGAINST POSHLOST ‘FOSSEGRIMEN’-CLASS ESCORT SUB. GULLTOPPR-CLASS SUB CARRIER SQUADRON LOCATION AS OF YET UNKNOWN.

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TOPSEC

DROPSHIP CRAFT NOT TASKED WITH SEA TRIALS OR MARITIME PATROL ISSUED FOR TRANSPORT OF VARYAZI COMBAT TEAMS TO ORBITAL STATION. COMBAT TEAMS OUTBOUND TO SUPPORT AND OBSERVE CONFLICT IN WIRASHODA. FLIGHT OF MEGATHRON GUNSHIPS TASKED WITH TRANSPORT AND CAS FOR COUNTERBOARDING AND AWAY TEAMS.

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VARYAZI 1
0504 JUN 16 123
FR AIRCOM PEN RHIONYDD , DISTRICT 3, AVALON, SKARKON II
TO KELPIE 1-1

UNIDENTIED BIOORGANIC STRUCTURE FORMING IN OPERATIONAL AREA OF VELES LANDINGS. IMAGES GATHERED FROM CAMERA UUV FOR ASSESSMENT ALONGSIDE SAMPLE MATERIALS. INFORMATION TO BE FORWARDED TO ROUND TABLE ASSEMBLY ONLY AFTER FULL ASSESSMENT FROM VARYAZI AND STRIBOG INTELLIGENCE TEAMS.

SEE ATTACHED
OVER

(((Artist Credit)))

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Intercepted Transmission from Skarkon II

Origin: Skarkon II Low Orbit, Warbarge Veil of Amber

Source: Planetary Operations Coordination - Type NIS ACTIVE

Transmission Contents:

NIS Thought Speech Analogue Transcription: Inner Dialogue – Varyazi flights to coastal areas have increased significantly…

NIS Thought Command Resolution – Retrieve Flight Record Data, Clan Varyazi, by Destination, timeframe: 24 Hours. Compare Retrieve Flight Record Data, Clan Varyazi, by Destination, Timeframe 24 hours to 3 months.

NIS Though Speech Analogue Transcription: Inner Dialogue – Increase by 350% compared to previous logs.

NeoComm Notification – Incoming Mail – Sender: Hermes – Subject: Intercept Varyazi – Aquatic equipment requisitions from CAERNARFON

NIS Thought Command Resolution – Open Mail, display contents, Scan and Open Attachment

NIS Thought Speech Analogue Transcription: Inner Dialogue – Damned Fools have taken almost all the dedicated submersible Equipment from the largest store of it.

NIS Thought Command Resolution: Activate Adjutant Construct – Run Strategic Analysis

Adjutant Construct Return: Loading

Test Confirmed
Initializing KI Strategic and Tactical Planetary Operations Software Divisions: Heuristics and Realtime Uniform Tactics online– HARUT
License – Confirmed, Valid
DERAIL Check – Checking…
Checking…
[Transmission Delay, Please Be Patient, Patience is a Virtue]

NIS Thought Speech Analogue Transcription: To hell with this whole region, transmission delays to even online a Adjutant Construct

Adjutant Construct Return:

Check Complete – Authentication Valid
Starting Construct

NeoComm Conversation Request, Incoming, From: Tactical Adjutant Construct HARUT, Accepted

HARUT: Awaiting Parameters

NIS Thought Speech Analogue Transcription: Conversation, Command – Evaluate Parameters sending on NIS input array

HARUT: Receiving, Processing

HARUT: Permission to Interface with Orbital Telemetry History [Y/N]

HARUT: Resolving, Strategic Objectives Likely Found

NIS Though Speech Analogue Transcription: Inner Dialogue – ■■■■, what is he doing?

NIS Thought Command Resolution – Prepare Vanity and Combat Blanks for Reception

SYSTEM WARNING: Requested Download has not been in direct control of Clone for more than 4 years (max listed), disorientation Expected

NIS Speech Analogue Transcription: Announcement, AEGIS Umbrorum – Tribune Logistico, get the Next Gens ready, Grav harnesses tuned and powered on for Oceanic Operations, we have some emergency testing to get to.

NIS Thought Command Resolution – Download to new NIS - Target Clone Body [GUID]

Audio Log: “HARUT, assume directed control over Veil of Amber Planetary Operations Coordination. Time to get to work.”

Subsequent Packet Fragments indicate source change
Source: Planetary Operations Coordination - Type Tactical Construct(c)

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2021.06.17
LAMADENT III, SINQ LAISON

Firebrand preacher Balash Kavad of the Amarrian Orthodox Church, Sedevacantist celebrated Federation Day in the only way he knows how — with a sermon making a thundering denouncement of the Minmatar people. Addressing recent violence against his church, Fr. Kavad said of anti-sedevacantist protestors, “To call them subhumans is too generous. They are animals. Beasts. Yet we will not be baited — until that glorious day of days when God restores a True Emperor to us, we will obey the law of this Federation. Arm yourselves to the maximum extent this Federation allows — but no farther. Practice self-defense to the maximum extent this Federation allows — but no farther. For the day will come when these filthy Matari protestors will lie broken at our feet and their wives will be our mistresses!”
There followed an orgiastic display of violence against effigies of prominent anti-sedevacantist protestors which were beaten and then finally ripped to shreds by the congregation. Having thus exhausted itself, the congregation, itself swollen by an influx of ethnic Amarrians fleeing crackdowns against so-called heretics in the Empire proper, sat down and listened to Fr. Kavad announce the planting of two additional satellite churches to accomodate the growth of sedevacantism in Constellation Aeman. In keeping with recent sedevacantist practice, the churches were placed in hardscrabble locations whose desperate residents might find the promise of salvation through a True Emperor appealing. One church was announced for the town of Narbonne on the barren world of Thelan IV, a system directly across from the Minmatar border and which like the world housing the first sedevacantist church plant in the Federation, Lamadent, has experienced large scale Minmatar immigration and accompanying ethnic unrest. A second church was announced for a disused warehouse on Rancer VII - Moon 22 - Federal Freight Storage, the Rancer system being a haven of capsuleer piracy — and the civilian displacement that goes along with it — since the beginning of the Empyrean era.
Reached for comment, the Amarrian Orthodox Church, Sedevacantist repeated Fr. Kavad’s admonishment that sedevacantists in the Federation should strictly obey the letter of Federation law in matters of self-defense and rights to bear arms even as they prepare for the coming of the True Emperor to the maximum extent thus allowed.

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Khanid news network
Blood raider structure decloaks after wormhole activity in Neda

After a massive increase in wormholes over the last two days, with one appearing and disappointing again near Neda v. A smaller Blood raider structure has appeared in orbit around the planet moon, RKN suspects it’s a leftover from the blood raider incursions at the end of last year. RKN is planning a cleanup job within the next few days.

The newly appointed matriarch of the Sorn holder family, Lady Asat Sorn had no comment when approached for comments.

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Don’t you all find the new place to be marvelous? Spacious, filled with many amenities to suit our spiritual needs and conveniently located within the heart of our beloved region… This is an upgrade and a step forward, but it has come at a tragic price… Not to along ago, the original shrine came victim to a vile attack by the Equilibrium of Mankind, using a poor misguided soul as a suicide bomber in an attempt to not only silence me, but to cause horrific collateral damage. We lost good people, some of whom I’m sure many of you knew, and there’s a hole in my heart still that makes me feel as if I’m responsible for what happened… That my words are the cause of this tragedy.

Let me tell you what I felt went… For a moment I felt bliss in looking out to the faces of those assembled. Then the bomb goes over and my bliss turns into a mixture of confusion, pain and fear as I’m blown back and left to see in full view the damage… People I knew by name were dismembered, with part of them one side of the room and another next to my feet… My ears filled with the screams of agony of those fortunate enough to survive but unlucky just enough to still be maimed by the explosion. I was in shock, I was horrified and I uh… urinated on myself even. As embarrassing as that is to just say aloud… It’s the truth of what I went though, how while I say this is a step forward, it’s by far one of the most agonizing steps I wish I never had to take. Because of this I want to ensure everyone that such a matter won’t happen again, that we’re learning from our mistakes and promise the safety of all that come here to connect with their spiritual selves.

  • Suha Raibuya, speaking at the Windchime Shrine aboard The Rabbit’s Warren in 6NJ8-V
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Ardall Sentinel - Ardallabier V - Moon 12 - FedMart Retail Center site of mysterious conflagration

12th June YC123

A series of severe fires have broken out in the offices of EQ-EXEquilateral Exports on board the FedMart Retail Center station above Ardallabier V in the early hours of the 12th of June.

Station fire suppression and rescue services have battled the blaze throughout the day, and it is believed that they have brought it under control without it spreading to neighbouring station districts. It is not currently known if there are any casualties.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing a Deteis man in his thirties fleeing the offices, followed shortly by a Ni-Kunni woman and an Amarrian man, just before the fires are suspected to have started.

Whilst the exact cause of the inferno is currently unknown, the Sentinel can reveal that in addition to station fire suppression and rescue services, several officials from District and Federal intelligence services could be seen mingling with two individuals that have been identified as members of the Nadire Security Consultants from their uniform insignias.

EQ-EXEquilateral Exports, a logistical corporation involved in the transportation and supply of Quafe, offered no comment to the press.

The Sentinel will provide further updates as they become available.

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An Article in some Cheesy Tabloid

We all know that Capsuleers are akin to the immortal. They have prestige, influence, wealth beyond imagination, are celebrities and in some cases revered as gods. Some are followed with great interest due to their political appointments and others not so much.

And it’s one of these no name capsuleers that we have taken in interest in. One Ax’l Thorne. Those of you who do know who he is, he’s a hulking mass of muscle. A gym rat in the extreme and some, though not confirmed, have even gone as far as calling him a himbo.

Most people ask, upon seeing him, “How do you even fit in a pod?” But the question we want to know is how did he get so big? It’s normal to see extreme body modding in the Federation, but in the State?

But that’s for another time. Scuttlebutt has it that Thorne was recently was spotted at Bad Bunny, and as some of you know, the Guristas equivalent of the naughty- magazine. He certainly has the body for it, if you’re into that sort of thing. But is it as innocent as taking a few pics for publication? Or something more sinister?

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/////SECURITY CAMERA FOOTAGE RELEASE DATE 123-06-25\\\

Camera shows overhead view of scene inside of an Urban Management Bureau office.

The office is empty, with the exception of one man who sits at his desk fidgeting. He has the look of Sebiestor lineage.

A few minutes pass before a woman enters through the office double doors. Walks directly through the office to the desk where the man sits. The woman is wearing a simple blue dress that covers down to her calves. Her black hair done in a high pony tail. She carries a small clutch purse.

“I thought you would never come.” Said the man exasperated he stands and embraces the woman in a hug.

The woman reciprocates the embrace and runs her fingers through the back of the man’s short hair before they kiss.

“How did she find out?” The woman inquires, pulling away from the hug and holding the man’s hands.

“I don’t know, but I don’t care!” says the man. “I am ready to leave with you, I am in love with you.”

The woman smiles at him. “and what of your daughters?”

“Their mother took them, there is no way for me to bring my girls.” he replied

The woman sighs heavily before reaching her hand into her clutch. She begins kissing the man a second time. Her hand then slowly comes back from her purse and she brushes her fingers against the man’s cheek lovingly.

“Sit for a moment, baby” the woman says. The man sits in his desk chair, looking up at the woman.

The man embraces her around her waist, as the woman runs her fingers through his hair. This continues for several minutes. The woman is humming a song to him, appearing to be comforting him.

The woman finally pulls away from the man, lifting his chin with her hands. “Go get the ■■■■■■■ children.” She says to him in an annoyed tone.

The man stands almost robotically and leaves the office without vocal response.

The woman sits at the chair, crossing her legs and begins opening the drawers of the desk, peering in. She then accesses his computer and begins searching through the electronic files.

The video cuts to several hours later. The man reenters the office with two little girls, both dressed in brightly colored sun dresses. One of them appears to be around 12 years of age, the other 6. The man stands in front of the woman, holding the girls’ hands tightly. The woman squats down in front of the girls.

“I have waited so long to meet you two” The woman says to the girls with a smile.

The older child looks at her father, who stands completely still. “Daddy” she pleads with him, pulling on his hand and gets no response from him. “Daddy, please take us back to mom.” The older girl begins to sob desperately as she pulls on her fathers hand more roughly as if attempting to wake him.

The woman stands. “Take them to my ship” she directs the man.

All parties begin walking out of the office.

Recording ends.


This stamp on this video takes place on YC123-06-15 @ 0223. Osoggur Urban Management Information Center Station.

I have been hired as an independent agent by one Mrs. Alinger. She has released this footage to me in order to request capsuleer assistance in the return of her daughters Ava and Maggie Alinger shown in the video. She offers her entire estate fund of 10 Million isk for the safe return of her children. She also offers partial reward for information that leads to the children being recovered safely. It is of the opinion of Mrs. Alinger that the Minmatar law enforcement personnel are not in a position to pursue this case within a reasonable time frame.

The woman in the video has been identified as one Ji Yung Lee.
Mrs. Alinger can produce evidence of the affair that her husband had with the woman involved if need be.

If you have any information please direct it to myself via personal electronic mail.

Caseus Lepidus
Independent Journalist

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Clementine Lafleur stands on an elevated platform in full combat fatigues looking over a full complement of her crew.

“My friends of NSV Retribution, it is my obligation and duty as your Captain, but more importantly as a fellow citizen that I should speak with you on a very morbid subject, Death. It is a very real and permanent thing that I believe that every single person here should have a say in the manner in which they meet him.”

“I want to sing of glory and fame, of riches and easy living. But what we do is not a fairy tale. Our enemy is without mercy, and they will not treat you with the dignity you deserve. They will take away the most important choice you will every get to make. I am here to say you will. I have arranged that every crew member to be supplied with a set of ‘Liberty’ Pills. These are to be taken if we are to be captured or if the ship must be scuttled."

Murmurs begin to rise amongst the crew. She raises her hands to settle the crowd.

“Please do not misunderstand the meaning this. I have no intention of throwing away our ship, or your lives so easily. I solemnly swear with every fibre in my being, we will bring vengeance for fallen brothers and sisters. We will burn every ship, structure, and semblance that these pretenders have built. We will liberate these systems not just for the Federation but for all humanity.”

She clears her throat, her face flushing as she shouts.

Retribution begins now!

Captain Clementine Lafleur of NADSC addressing her crew of NSV Retribution stationed in Angymonne - Smokey (Gradient).

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Message Intercepted from Skarkon Dispatched to DED/SARO Task Force from Skarkon Tribal Resistance Army

Transmission Heavily Degraded, Attempting to Run Heuristic Analysis

General Failure

General Failure

General Failure

General Failure

General Failure

Advanced Heuristic Analysis Approved by DERAIL


Rescue, survival, and escape training for aquatic environments in Skarkon II are proceeding swiftly. Mutadaption observed to have noticeable, but unverified effect on marine ecosystems. Scouts confirmed presence of bioadapted local territorial crustaceans effected with gigantism, carapace shell appears weak in several locations.
Positive confirmation on theory of carcinization among native marine life, while fascinating, has done little to improve my thalassophobia.

BREAK

Varyazi away team in Wirashoda is reporting successful sapper operations in planned demolition and recovery of structures in accordance with Stribog scorched earth policy. Diplomatic links created between Varyazi warclones and baseline militia groups Eagles of Stormwind, Sobornost Security Services. Recruitment and warclone conversion training offered for proven militia members, as well as Varyazi Clade membership. New recruits to return with away team for Questors training in Ishuhuolvi at the bequest of drill instructor Sawdeth Terminus. I will be closely observing the training for prospective candidates. Physical endurance and strength not considered essential compared to willingness to face death.
Valklear units in the Skarkon Tribal Resistance Army have a recruitment motto; “I am not going to train you; I am going to try to kill you.” I assure you warclone training is much the same way, and we take this challenge far more literally.

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/////Camera Drone Footage On Standard Fluid Router Networks, Independent Press Credentials, Licensed for Distribution in Gallente Federation and submitted for syndication with foreign broadcasters: “Master File: “A Federal In Pochven”, Video File-Senda 1”\\

An opening animation of a soaring eagle diving into an triangular filament ends with a stylized logo clearly reminiscent of the Gallente Federation next to another logo, again stylized but reminiscent of the Triglavian Collective. Title script beneath the dual logos reads: “A Federal in Pochven.”

Somber orchestral music plays out against a quick montage of various sights in the Senda III - Moon 1 - Veles Clade Proving Complex, including flying shots of the main concourse bearing the Veles Clade logo, and untranslated Triglavian script; the montage then comes to rest on a flyover of the Senda star.

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A feminine voiceover plays against the video images: “'Pochven is mystery. Pochven is ‘space hell.’ Pochven is ‘home.’ All too often, the truth depends on who is telling it. But one truth rings out above all others: Pochven is here to stay and the Triglavian Collective, whether we like it or not, has become the newest neighbor to the CONCORD signatory powers. On the heels of the largest conflict the region has yet known, the time has come for a new need: a need for understanding and patience.”

A camera drone sequence opens with a woman wearing a Triglavian Survival Suit (Encounter Variant) walking down a station boulevard with bystanders dressed in similar attire. She keeps her pace slow, but deliberate as she gesticulates towards the camera.

“It has been several days since the last Fortizar in Senda was destroyed by the combined efforts of Rekking Crew and EDENCOM loyalist forces. Many lives have been lost in the associated conflict and many more disrupted because of the destruction of major Upwell facilities here and in the system of Wirashoda.”

The camera angle changes in an unbroken shot from a “down the street” view to a “side of street” view as a local vendor tending to a hastily-assembled, almost makeshift shop stall comes into focus in one half of the shot. The vendor is also dressed in a survival suit.

“Good afternoon, sir,” The woman says.

“Good afternoon,” The vendor responds, though his voice is muffled by his survival suit’s mask.

“May I ask what it is you sell?”

“Whatever I managed to get out of the Fortizar whenever the evacuation orders came down. It was tough bidding to get slots on couriers,” the vendor shrugs as he begins piling random pieces of machinery, consumer electronics, and powered tools on the counter to show the camera, “I rented a warehouse space on the Fortizar. Now, all I have is what you see and what’s behind me in the shop.”

“Do you know what happened to the rest of your merchandise?”

“Looted or left adrift, I don’t know,” the vendor shrugs again, “Salvagers are normally more interested in ship parts. All I know for sure is that I’m not getting any insurance payouts.”

“Is that a risk you knew about?”

“Yeah. I knew about it. But if I knew this was how it would turn out, I would do it again. In a heartbeat.”

“Why?”

“When you come to do business in Pochven, you don’t come for the safety nets. This is as real as it gets. And that is just the way things are. Some, like me, can handle that. Others? Not so much.”

“Do you believe you will be able to recover?”

“I wouldn’t be here otherwise.”

“Thank you, I will let you get back to work.”

“Pleasure.”

The camera pans back to the woman as she begins walking down the boulevard again, the stall appearing in profile as the vendor goes about stacking merchandise and wares to put on display for passers-by.

“Many merchants, technicians, and engineers who were previously employed on now-destroyed Upwell structures can forge new lives for themselves in one of the Clade-controlled stations in Pochven. The uptick can lead to fierce competition but many embrace the challenge as a form of Proving. But what about those who were not fortunate enough to survive the conflict? How do Triglavian and kybernauts honor their deceased? With any luck, we will find out in our next installment. This is Viverina Cielvoss for ‘A Federal in Pochven.’”

///End of File\\

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A holoreel opens with a jaunty tune set to a title card that reads “The New Amarr Industrialist.”

The stage was bathed in soft hues of golden light. The furniture, dark polished woods with plush cushions. The backdrop, a live screen overseeing a bustling city on Amarr.

Lirina sat, pencil straight, hands folded in her lap. She wore a sleek business dress with accents of gold thread. Her golden hair braided and wrapped into a tight bun high on the back of her head. The interviewer, another woman with sleek shiny black hair and a wispy light dress sat across from her. Between them a table with a crystal decanter filled with water and two crystal glasses.

“Baroness Lirina Harsodi, such a pleasure to talk with you .”

Lirina put on a small pleasant smile. “Likewise.” She said, smoothly.

Arideth, the interviewer continued. “Your story is truly a riches to rags, back to riches story. The late Baron Harsodi had made some, interesting decisions concerning the operations of his vast industry.”

Lirina offered a simple nod. “Indeed.”

“One that left your holdings in absolute disarray and destitution. How did you manage to recover it? Or should I say in the process of recovering it. And I must admit, under your direction you’ve managed to get it back on course in a very short amount of time.”

Lirina continued to smile, sitting up straight and firm. “It was not easy. I took what little inheritance I had bequeathed to me, and poured it all into becoming a capsuleer.”

“A risky endeavor.”

“Indeed,” Lirina continued, “but with risk comes reward. I managed to avoid the wetgrave and was born again. But now I had ISK available to me. And with that I’ve been successful in restarting the family empire.”

“The decision your father made raised many brows within the Empire.”

“Yes, freeing his slaves was not a popular move.”

“Some say he did it to foster new business ventures with the Gallente.”

Lirina continued her little smile, “one that was both unnecessary and damaging. The Gallente have an insatiable appetite for goods despite their… public displeasure with certain workforce ethics… Know the right people, and the right connections, one can get almost anything sold on their markets.

“Clever. And it seems to be working. Though that cannot be your only production line.”

“Of course not. Right now Harsodi Enterprises is working on a contractual deal with Khanid Works. Base material manufacturing that will be used in their more advanced factories. Along with investment interests in other projects.

“Some have been claiming that your workforce is among the happiest and most satisfied compared to companies of equal size.”

“Yes, that is true. A thing I learned from both the Gallente and the Caldari. A happy workforce is a productive workforce. And those that show exceptional productivity are given extra benefits and perks. It works quite well.”

“Clearly. I do have one more question. The death of your father was quite mysterious.”

“Yes.” Lirina continued, her face turned into somewhat of a forced frown, “We’ve hired a private investigator, because the local constabulary has been unable to turn up anything. And what they have found so far is that he was likely murdered by the Minmatar woman that he became romantically involved with.”

Arideth paused, that was new news to her. “Do you think his decision to free his slaves was influenced by that?”

“It makes the most logical sense. I do hope they find her. I would very much like to pursue legal action against her.”

Arideth nodded “we’ve gone over, but I’d like to conclude that we are keeping a keen eye on your blossoming new Industry and we wish you all the luck. Until next time…”

And the Holoreel fades to black with scrolling credits.

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Article in Nakriskaya Gazeta, a news outlet of Nakri, Domain, Amarr Empire, dated 03 July YC123

ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AND PROPERTY DAMAGE MARK REAPPEARENCE OF “NADEZDHA” GROUP

The Nakri VI Imperial Navy station saw a reappearance of the anti-social group calling itself “Nadezdha”, with incidents of property damage yesterday. Having been quiet since Nakri’s rejection of the heretic “Empty Throne” movement, the reappearance comes as something of a surprise.

The group’s name was found daubed on a number of properties and facilities, the majority of which belong to the local Koval family, with building belonging to the other noble families, and even private businesses, being targeted as well. In an escalation of their behaviour, a Koval security guard was seriously assaulted attempting to prevent one such incident. Station security are investigating the matter, though no suspects have been named.

The group’s motivations are currently unknown, and they have issued no demands nor public statements, though Security Chief Sokolov has stated his firm belief that they are not connected with any heretical groups. Investigations continue to identify and apprehend the group’s members and leaders.

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