Rumors! Gossip! Tabloids!

Never will you hear me say that the Wayism I teach is - True - Wayism. Such fallacies I will leave for the Caldari to play with in their attempt to present their outdated and closed minded interpretation as the undisputed understanding of Wayism.

For me to claim my teaching is the true teaching would be to claim I have some absolute understanding of Nature. That I hold all the answers of our spiritual world, yet the only truth here is that I am a mere human being no different than those assembled here today. The Wayism I teach today is a teaching crafted from my perspective, one that is prone to being flawed, to being misinformed and even being wrong. Nature does not speak to us through words like another human would, it speaks to us through action and it is in these actions we must examine and understand.

I have confidence in what I speak today, I have examined nature in my own way and made my interpretation, but like any other human I am vulnerable to error. The State will claim perfection in their understanding, I will claim the possibilities of being flawed in my views, for I will not reject my human tendency to be mistaken.

  • Suha Raibuya, speaking at the Windchime Shrine aboard The Rabbit’s Warren in 6NJ8-V
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(I’m brand new to roleplaying an EVE character, so I welcome polite and constructive feedback.)

Statement from CONCORD on the recent tragic event near Caille:

Our thoughts and sympathies are with all Gallente as we mourn the loss of twenty prospective Capsuleers and seven instructors associated with University of Caille.

While conducting transference exercises prior to their graduation, 27 individuals were lost in an explosion. The self-destruct sequence of a capsule belonging to Jean-Renard Delafaux (son of Representative Jacques Delafaux) resulted in an explosion far beyond what was expected.

Rumors of intentional terrorism are unsupported at this time, and CONCORD encourages the public to avoid speculation in the absence of a complete investigation. Representative Delafaux wishes to express his gratitude for the comfort offered by the Gallente, as well as his desire for privacy in this difficult time.

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Representative Delafaux Resigns Amid Scandal, Disappearance

The office of Representative Jacques Delafaux released a statement late last night announcing Delafaux’s resignation from office. This comes after months of increasing speculation that his youngest son, Jean-Renard, was responsible for alleged terrorism in the incident that killed 27 Capsuleers and their instructors.

Within a month after the incident, Delafaux’s older son, Pierre, was reported as missing. Representative Delafaux has continued to affirm Jean-Renard’s innocence, and had this to say in his resignation:

"In light of the tragedies visited upon my family, I can no longer represent the people of Caille with my full attention. They deserve a representative who can attend to their needs and concerns, and I regret I am no longer able to do so.

“Effective immediately, I resign my position as a representative, and intend to focus on the search for Pierre, and to clear the good name of Jean-Renard.”

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The following news holocast aired on a local news network from a small city on Ogoten VIII.


*The holocast starts with a Vherokior woman holding a microphone looking at the viewer.*

“I’m off-world today, visiting one of the re-enactments of The Mahti Jailbreak being presented in our solar system. Independent capsuleers have been participating in these re-enactments since the Liberation Games all over Tribal space, playing the role of the heroic men and women who fought against their Imperial oppressors in some of the key battles of the Great Rebellion. Capsuleers have come far and wide to participate in these events, which has led to some disagreement on whether it is proper for outsiders to participate and if it is, what kind of outsiders should. I’m in one of the viewing structures at the event and right now, a notable outsider is fighting through the re-enactment.”

The hologram cuts to show a Fleet Scythe tearing through the re-enactment drones. The reporter keeps talking.

“Arsia Elkin, an Amarr defector who currently flies under the banner of the capsuleer alliance Electus Matari has been one of the many capsuleers answering the call to run through the re-enactments for baseline audiences. To many, she is not your typical outsider. Before her defection at the start of the Floseswin conflict, she was a notable Imperialist commander who was a mainstay in the Militia wars for the slavers. After her defection, she claims she is remorseful for her old ways, but many individuals across the Republic understandably dislike her or don’t entirely trust her. She is currently fighting through the re-enactment that should be ending soon.”

The Scythe Fleet engages and finishes off a Prophecy-class battlecruiser and you can hear the crowd cheering in the background .

“Let’s go ask some of the Matari viewers their thoughts to get a taste of some opinions on the matter.”

The holocast cuts to the reporter standing beside a Krusual man.

Reporter: “What is your opinion on outsiders participating in the Liberation Games?”
Man: “I can’t say I much like it. I suppose it’s not the end of the cluster, but it’s somewhat sad that just seem to let just anyone who shows up run through re-enactments of some of the most important moments in the Great Rebellion.”
Reporter: “You mean Elkin? Do you doubt her sincerity?”
Man: “Yeah, I mean Elkin . I’m not a ■■■■in’ mind reader, so I don’t know what she’s really thinking. But if she earnestly is remorseful, I think she should go off to the outer regions or Anoikis or something and just leave us the hell alone. The best thing she can do for me is to go the ■■■■ away.” [The news program does indeed censor some of the man’s profanity ]
Reporter: “Did you cheer when the Prophecy exploded?”
Man: “No. I didn’t.”
Reporter: “Thank you very much.”

The holocast cuts again and the Reporter is standing next to an older Sebiestor woman.

Reporter: “What do you think of the pilot you just saw?”
The smiling interviewee shrugs.
Woman: “Seemed like a good enough pilot, but I don’t normally watch capsuleers fly around.”
Reporter: “What I mean to say, do you know who she is?”
Woman: “Oh, yeah.”
Reporter: “What do you think about somebody like her participating in the Games?”
Woman: “I don’t really mind. I think people deserve second chances. I’ve done a bit of research on how Amarr society screws with peoples’ heads, so I honestly respect her a bit for overcoming that. If she’s earnest and enthusiastic about helping us, I say we take it. The Amarr Empire is terrifying and I’d like all the pilots we can get on our side for the inevitable fighting to come. I welcome outsiders to come to help us fight our enemies.”
Reporter: “Did you cheer when the Prophecy exploded?”
Woman: “Yeah, I did.”
Reporter: “Thank you very much.”

The holocast cuts again to the reporter standing next to a Brutor woman .

Reporter: “What did you think of the pilot you just saw?”
Woman: “I really wasn’t thinking about the pilot when I was watching the show. I didn’t care who was piloting, you know? I was thinking about what happened back then.”
Reporter: “Do you think it’s proper for that pilot to participate in the Games, though?”
Woman: “I mean, her doing the re-enactment stuff is a little off-putting when I stop to think about it, but it’s like I said… who’s flying the ships and the little drones exploding aren’t really the points I want to focus on. I want to honor those who fought so that I could be free and grieve for other Matari still in chains. Getting too worked up because some outsiders who may or may not be sincere in support for our cause are shooting some drones sort of distracts from the real point of Liberation Day, I think.”
Reporter:“Did you cheer when the Prophecy exploded?”
The interviewee just nods her head ‘yes’ a couple of times.
Reporter: “Thank you very much.”

The holocast cuts to just the reporter.

Reporter: “As you can see, people have a wide range of opinions on both outsider participation in general and some of the individual outsider pilots. Thank you for watching this segment, and have a great day."

The holocast ends.

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A reporter from Caille on Peeper:

I think I just saw #Che_Biko rush out of the Aidonis Elabon Building. #See&Hear

An hour later, rumors start circulating that Ché Biko has been spotted in Eugales.

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video feed from Parse, 7.10 YC 123


Caption: Khimi Harar Honor Guard flies through Parses to honor Queen Zidarez Khanid in the Royal Duchy of Fekhoya with fireworks
(Source: Amicia Cora)

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Article in Nakriskaya Gazeta, a news outlet of Nakri, Domain, Amarr Empire, dated 11 July YC123

STATION DISTURBANCE RESULTS IN INJURY TO SON OF NOBLE HOUSE

A minor disturbance in the main plaza of the Navy station in Nakri this evening resulted in injury to a scion of a Noble House and his bodyguard. Maksym Koval had been attending prayers in a nearby church when a large group of agitators began gathering outside, chanting the slogan “Nadezdha”. It is not clear why the group were targeting Master Koval personally, but upon his attempting to leave the area, a handful of the demonstrators intercepted him, allegedly to try to prevent his departure. Although Master Koval’s bodyguard made every effort to defuse the situation, the scene turned violent, and both the bodyguard and Master Koval, being outnumbered, were assaulted, and it was not until the arrival of station security that the attack ended, both men having sustained serious injuries, resulting in them being taken to hospital.

The Koval Family have not released a statement, and station security has appealed for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. The incident marks a serious change in direction for the Nadezdha group, which have, up until now, been disruptive but not aggressive. Security Chief Sokolov stated that the attack was being treated with the “utmost priority” and that the Nadezdha group would now be considered a “higher threat at least until the perpetrators of this attack are apprehended”.

Anyone with information should contact station security without delay.

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Known Criminal Found Dead In Spite of Witness Protection
YC124.03.13

Dryax Ming, known to many associated with organized crime as The Coward, was found dead three days ago of an apparent suicide.

A CONCORD detective gave a statement on the condition they remain anonymous:

"Mr. Ming was facing a life sentence for violations of his plea agreement that allowed him witness protection. We believe he was distraught and intoxicated on the upper tiers of a Keepstar, where construction projects had been left exposed.

“Ming apparently attempted to lacerate his throat before leaping from the edge of the balcony, according to our blood spatter analysis. At this time we have no reason to suspect foul play.”

There were no witnesses to the incident, and CONCORD does not expect any will come forward. Ming’s plea agreements were confidential, but his criminal record included property crimes, assault and battery, drug offenses, fraud, illegal prostitution, human trafficking, and murder.

Dryax Ming was 42 years old.

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An advertisement found on the fitness site, SWOLZ.

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CDMA MULTIBAND TRANSMISSION INTERCEPTED FROM SKARKON ORBITAL STATION, FORMING COMPOSITE BASED ON CAPTURED SEMIOSIS DATA


VARYAZI 1
1330 JUL 14 123
FR AIRCOM PEN RHIONYDD , DISTRICT 3, AVALON, SKARKON II
TO WULVER
BREAK

I HEAR TELL THE OLD MAN’S HOLDING A TOURNAMENT THIS YEAR. WINNER IS SURE TO HOLD COURT WITH MURYIA, OR WE MIGHT AT LEAST MAKE A SPLASH ENOUGH TO GET NOTICED. BEFORE YOU ASK, NO, I’M NOT ‘OVER IT’ WITH HIM AFTER ALL THESE YEARS AND CERTAINLY NOT AFTER ARKOMBINE GAVE US THE SHAFT ONCE AEGIS GOT INVOLVED IN SKARKON. BUT WE CAN’T PASS UP THE CHANCE TO PUT A BUG IN HIS EAR. HE’S… ECCENTRIC. YOU NEVER KNOW, HE MIGHT COME THROUGH FOR US YET.

WORK YOUR CONTACTS. SEE HOW MANY CAPSULEERS WE STILL HAVE ON RETAINER AND IF WE CAN BUILD A TEAM. THE BALLS IN YOUR COURT THIS TIME, MORGAN.

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Transhumanity Today
123.07.15

Black Alert And Unrest Continues Amid Speculation
Last night, most of the ALXVP customs offices in Origin were destroyed by the No Visual. alliance. This was done after the hostile alliance destroyed the Astrahus owned by Future Labs on Monday. The custom offices in orbit around Renaissance and Arboria still remain, but the one above Renaissance has been reinforced, which makes most of the population think the razing of the system will be completed by the hostile force. What No Visual. has in store for Origin after this is still uncertain, but there are those that fear that they might claim the system for themselves, or worse…

That the razing in Origin takes place around the same time that DERAIL is conducting counter-subversion actions in all colonies of Eugales III, IV and VI, and rumors that Alexylva Paradox’s Gateway Ché Biko has been spotted in Eugales shortly after the DERAIL actions there had begun has led to speculation that No Visual. are secretly being directed by DERAIL (CONCORD’s Department for Enforcement of Restrictions on Artificial Intelligence and Life), and that the hostile force in Origin might take action against the AI citizens on the planets.
The office of the Gateway would not comment on whether Biko is or has been in Eugales.

The OCA announced that the Black Alert is expected to last until at least the end of this week. Emergency shield generators are still active in cities across the system, and outlying communities have been encouraged to travel to the cities or take shelter in regional bunker installations.

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Esprit Offers Fine Cuisine, Cultural Lessons
Guillermo Wenton for The Edenite

In my twenty years as a food critic, I have enjoyed freedoms parallel to those of the governing authorities across our great civilization. I dare say my political analogs have not been treated to such warm receptions as I have, for the simple fact food is apolitical. Restaurants, of course, hold the potential to make even the most tumultuous governments appear calm by comparison.

It is a wonder, then, that Esprit can exist at all. The newest restaurant in Arcurio is the brainchild of fifteen master chefs, who I deem are masters only because “pastmaster” is not a currently recognized title within any culinary institution of which I am aware.

These fifteen chefs represent the major bloodlines from each empire in New Eden. They are as different from one another as you would expect, but they all share a common passion for their respective cuisines, and the cultures from which they–the food and the chefs themselves–have come.

Esprit is the melting pot into which these chefs have poured their hearts and souls, bringing every corner of the universe under one monolithic roof. One does not order from a menu at Esprit, but rather gives an order to their server and finds it shortly before them. If it is possible to have expectations at the door, they will be exceeded before the first stroke of a napkin.

More than a culinary miracle, the atmosphere of Esprit offers a panoramic view of who we are as humanity. The well-traveled will recall memories of their travels, while the planet-bound among us will be invited to marvel and imagine at the possibilities.

Most impressive to me was the way in which the conflicts between our great people are given their due at Esprit. One might expect an establishment designed to bring our people into harmony would neglect to recognize our struggles, but the full history of New Eden is written on the walls, and presented in the magnificent stage performances provided for the entertainment of patrons.

If there is anything I could possibly critique regarding Esprit, it would be the broad stroke with which they appeal to every culture is perhaps too broad, and I wonder how it is a restaurant can stay afloat when it attempts to offer everything to everyone.

That is, of course, a question for which the pastmasters at Esprit seem to have found an answer. That being the case, I can only do my part to encourage each and every citizen of New Eden to make the trip to Arcurio for more than a meal; it is an experience no one could forget, no matter how many lifetimes they lived.

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Weapons Seized as Sedevacantists and Anti-Church Protesters implicated in importing armaments.

18th July YC123/FC238

Lamadent Capital News Network

A joint operation by Lamadent Spaceport Authority and Federation Customs officials have seized significant quantities of personal weapons being imported into the member state, according to a statement released by both agencies.

Port Authority Captain Sebastienne ‘Baz’ Jacobs issued a formal statement to the press to disclose that several hundred units of small arms, ranging from high-powered laser weaponry to ballistic firearms, as well as thousands of units of ammunition, were confiscated from a merchant attempting to import them to the member state.

Citing the recent speech given by Father Kavad exhorting his follows to arm themselves, as well as recent instances of violence between protestors and members of the Sedevacantist Church, Captain Jacobs ordered the confiscation of the arms on grounds of public safety and failure to properly disclose their intended receivers in violation of the Roussillon Arms Control Act (RACA).

Whilst violence has abated since the destruction of the citadel in Nakri owned by the Sedevacantist Church’s main sponsor, Nauplius, public safety officials fear that it is only a matter of time before further clashes take place. Whilst this shipment has been interdicted, it has been noted by the Chamber of Commerce that private sales of firearms have been increasing in addition to retailers seeing record business. With the District Court allegedly close to a decision, Roussillon is according to some is sitting upon a powder keg, with a tinderbox uncomfortably close by.

Ire has also been directed towards holoreel actor Jacques Benoit from the anti-Church camp, who has recently agreed to star in a production bankrolled by the Church. It is rumoured that the All-Federation Caldari League has made overtures to Mr Benoit in respect to this, but nothing has been confirmed by the League’s spokespeople.

In other news, Lamadent Capital News Network has received a fractured report from the Thelan Solar System that an attempt by the Sedevacantist Church to establish another place of worship in the township of Narbonne on the fourth planet has been attacked by unidentified militants in the dead of night. The extent of the damage caused is currently unclear, as further reports have not been received. We await further information from our sister stations at this time and will be sure to relay any further updates as they are made available to us.

Have you been affected by this story? Please get in touch with one of our correspondents with your opinions, if it is safe to do so.

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Hello User!

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Mehatoor VI - 24th Imperial Crusade Logistic Support
July 17th YC123

Thanks for dragging me along for a walk on the promenade, Junip. I do feel more serene now.

Hmhm. You’re welcome, Zak. Maybe you should listen to your sibling’s advice more often.

Yeah, yeah.
Hey! Juni! Look! There she is!

…Who?

The little Achur running towards us. There!

…The one with the white face?

White face? Oh…yeah. She didn’t have that when I last saw her. But I don’t see any other little Achur running towards us. Do you?

[sigh] Noooo. But who is she? Do you know her?

…Wow, did you see that!? She was looking right at us!

…Well, she passed us quite closely and we were looking at her…and if someone looked at me the way you look at her…

…In the eyes of a god…

…Zak!? What are you on about?! Who is she?!

Hm? Oh, sorry… That was the Achurunner.

…Who?

The Achurunner. That’s what they call her. I told you about her!

…You did?

Yes! You know, Juni, for someone who insists that I listen to my sibling you certainly don’t seem to listen a lot to your’s.

…I’m listening now

Ok…so…her name is Yun-Hee Yubari, and she’s a capsuleer that came to live here a couple months ago. Word is that-

Wait, she’s an empyrean!? Aaand her name is Juni? Is that why you’ve sometimes been calling me Juni lately?

…Uhm…maybe?

…Unbelievable. You and your obsession with capsuleers… No wonder I was not listening when you told me about her. You ramble on about them all the time. And what did you just say? In the eyes of a god? If you say stuff like that around dad, no wonder he is so on your case.

…You’re a lot like him, Juni.

[sigh]…Ok…Zakara…I’m sorry. If you really find this interesting…tell me about that… Yubari the Achurunner. See? I listen. So why do they call her that?
…Wait, yeah, don’t look at me like that. I think I can answer that myself. I guess she runs a lot?

Yes. Like…for a couple hours almost every day. If we stayed here long enough, we might see her run past again…although maybe not now she has seen us looking at her. I’ve read she’s a bit of a recluse and rarely leaves her ship when she’s not running.

…Okaaay. So what does she do here apart from running? The usual capsuleer stuff?

Glad you asked! See, that is what most of the speculation is about. Word is her ship, a mere shuttle, rarely leaves the dock and that she mostly uses it as a home. As to why she is here… Does she remind you of another capsuleer I told you about? One that also lives here?

…Uhm…wait. I think I know this one…

Admittedly she looks a bit less like her now she has that Caldari white face, but she used to look quite a bit like her.

…Uhm…that other Achur empyrean…uhm…Aria something?

Right! Aria Jenneth. So you do indeed listen to me sometimes. So…the gossip that goes round lately is that Aria is the reason why Yun-Hee is here…some even going as far to suggest that they are in love with each other. Eggers as well, that heretic Nauplius even asked her…Yun-Hee, on the local system comms if she is in love with Aria. She denied it, but that even capsuleers are having such suspicions themselves just adds fuel to that rumor.

Who cares what that man thinks! He’s a … psychopath!

…Be that as it may, it’s actually one of the more plausible theories I’ve read. I mean, I’ve not read much that can be seen as contrary evidence. Whether they are in love or not, Aria is the best explanation I’ve seen for Yun-Hee being here. I mean, why else did they look so much alike?

…Are you sure you’re not just being a bit racist?

[sigh] …Alright…let me see if I can find a picture…
Here, see?! This is Yun-Hee, what she looked like not too long ago, and that is Aria.

…Hmm, ok. They do look kind of alike in those pics. Anyway, shall we go back home, Zak? I think we’ve been away long enough for dad to calm down, and I’m getting hungry. I hope we’ll have dinner soon.

Sure. Oh, by the way, did I tell you about…

Sukuuvestaa School Records: Yun-Hee Yubari

((Certain requirements will be necessary for it to be usable as IC knowledge: motivation to pry and Sukuuvestaa 3.0, Caldari State 9.0, or Hacking/Connections 3))

Summary

Name: Yun-Hee Yubari
Date of birth: 97.26.09
Place of birth: Saisio III
Sex: Female
Father:
Mother: Tosha Yubari (deceased 101.07.17)

YC101
Yun-Hee has a very high intelligence, average fitness. Not aggressive unless provoked, generally quiet and calm.

YC102
Possibly suffers from nocturnal enuresis. Very unmotivated to do homework and often distracted in class. Most grades still above average. Social skills below average. Yuh-Hee has repeatedly said to Mister Yamaku that she is “in love” with him. Therapist concluded that this is merely a strong affection for Mister Yamaku and a confusion about what it means to be in love.

YC103
Definitely suffers from nocturnal enuresis. Motivation and focus have not improved, but grades remain mostly above average. Social skills poor. Yun-Hee is nearly always picked last during team sports and her team needs to be coached to include her in the plays, despite her physical abilities. During academic teamwork she lets others take the lead and contributes little, unless she gets frustrated by slow progress, then she tends to act in a derogatory manner towards her team.

YC104
Not much has changed. Yun-Hee still tends to keep mostly to herself or prefers the company of adults. Has little interest in clubs and extracurricular activities. Can be aggressive when confronted with (perceived) injustice. Has been caught firestarting a few times.

YC105
The known problems have not been resolved, but her performance in sports and games has improved. Still suffers from nocturnal enuresis despite efforts to treat it. Has been caught abusing/killing animals and stealing.

YC107
Yun-Hee is picked on by class mates occasionally. Once after being bullied on the grounds, she displayed furious aggression, repeatedly kicking a fence, destroying part of it. This impressed her classmates enough that they stopped bullying her for a while. Known strengths and weaknesses remain.

YC108
Yun-Hee has been in a couple of fights with her classmates. Motivation and focus have improved a bit after entering in Miss Asake’s class. Surprisingly scored 98% on final primary school test.

YC110
The improvement of focus and motivation seen at the end of primary school has not continued. Yun-Hee also continues to have trouble socializing with her classmates and has been in one or two fights. She has finally stopped suffering from nocturnal enuresis.

YC111
Yun-Hee has been able to socialize more with her classmates after having become friends with a new classmate. This has come at a cost though, as she spends even less time on her homework than before.

YC112
Despite therapy and aptitude tests showing that Yun-Hee could have a promising career in many fields, she is still unmotivated to apply herself. Still has no idea how she could best serve the State.

YC113
Even though only barely passing the final exam of secondary school, Yun-Hee was recruited into Nani Achur Naval Institute after their tests revealed that she would likely make a good capsuleer.

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Raid on Cormorant’s Nest

22nd July YC123

A local Luminaire news report

A joint Federal and CONCORD raid was made in Luminaire late last night (NEST) of a capsuleer owned control tower named the Cormorant’s Nest. It is believed that the owner, a capsuleer named Julian ‘Eddie’ Flavours had amasses a gathering under the guise of a fan club dedicated to two other capsuleers. Several million isk worth of contraband were seized in the raids but local law enforcement has at this time refused to comment on the contents.

Two dozen arrests were made during the raid, all members of the so called Cormorants and Jackals. An eyewitness claims he heard one on them shouting that it was a cult before being placed in a police vehicle. Mr. Flavours was not among the arrests made and his whereabouts is currently unknown.

We will keep you up to date on this ongoing story.

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Disco Rap Artist “Whskr” Arrested for Smuggling Kittens

CONCORD got its paws on controversial disco rap artist Whskr after the musician–whose legal name is Lorne Atama–was caught with 37 purr-loined kittens hidden in a his tunic.

The artist who drew controversy for his recent album, “Disco Edenferno” drew attention to himself when the sedatives he used on his feline captives began to wear off, as he was passing through security in a Perimeter Athanor, intent on disembarking to meet a buyer in Jita.

“Mr. Atama seemed nervous, and clutched at his stomach,” a Transstellar Agency (TSA) agent said on condition of anonymity. “I was horrified at first, when his stomach seemed to writhe in several directions.” Atama began to squirm and scream, according to eyewitness accounts, in what some described as “something between a Whskr dance show and a man in desperate need of a restroom.”

TSA agents were purr-occupied for several hours as they rounded up the castaway kittens, all of whom were unharmed and immediately donated to a no-kill shelter. Mr. Atama was transported to the Athanor clinic to be treated for tetanus and moderate blood loss.

One CONCORD official pawsed in her efforts to assist in fettering the feline festivities to make a statement to the media:

“We have placed Mr. Atama under arrest for charges of smuggling and animal abuse, though he is also a person of interest in several other cases. Right meow I can’t speak to those open investigations, but I would speculate the injuries Mr. Atama suffered were essentially self-inflicted and he should not expect leniency in his sentencing.”

Lawyers for Atama declined to comment, and records indicate they severed their retainer contract with the musician while he was being treated for numerous puncture wounds and psychological trauma.

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In celebration of their official incorporation, Blacklace Ltd. has released their first issue of their E-Zine on GalNet. The announcement of this, in conjunction with their sponsorships by Impetus and Egonics Inc., took place at an gala thrown by CEO Erin mal Forneus on board her infamous ‘Party Badger’ pleasure barge that has taken Gallentean baseliners by storm. While there have been whispers of involvement with Guristas and Serpentis, Federation officials have been unable to ascertain any connections between the new adult entertainment conglomerate and rogue pirate factions.

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Federal court journals report that an application by the Vabraatim Pelsiddhakyl originally submitted to the Viriette Federal District Court has recently been submitted to the Pegeler Federal District Court on the grounds that the defendant, Aina Yuminoro, is likely to have relocated to the jurisdiction of that court following the deployment of the LDPS 203rd Combined Asset Protection Regiment to Eugales.

Those following the case indicate that the Pegeler application is identical to the Viriette application other than pointing to Yuminoro’s new deployment as supporting evidence of the breaches of the Protection of Heritage Act FC 67 and the Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Act FC 63 alleged in the original application.

It remains to be seen whether the Pegeler Court will be more likely to intervene than its counterpart in Viriette.

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