/////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.
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.”
“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.”
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.’”
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