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UNTITLED GOOSE CORP CEO STEPS DOWN
Gelfiven Standard, 9th August YC122

Karynn Denton Lekhantsi is stepping down as chief executive of the environmentalist concern Untitled Goose Corp.

At a small press gathering at the Gelfiven VI Trust Partners Trading Post, Ms Denton of Clan Lekhantsi of the Krusual Tribe gave the following statement:

“Over the past year, I have committed myself to the service of New Eden’s environment. In reflection, I am pleased and satisfied with my accomplishments and where Goose Corp stands today. I have the utmost faith in its members and supporters to continue its mission of environmental education and action.

My path now takes a different branch to new horizons and new challenges. My Tribe and our Republic face grave threats from outsiders, and I must find my place in answering them. And know that wherever this new path may take me, I will always remain Gaia’s servant.”

The announcement comes within hours of Ms Denton, affectionately known as “Mother Goose”, receiving an internal award acknowledging the removal of 1,000 neglected Mobile Tractor Units from across New Eden.

Leadership is passing to Zenito Katanga of Clan Katanga of the Thukker Tribe. As the director of Goose Corp’s recycling programme, Katanga has established consistent production and sales of salvage equipment in the Ani, Fittakan and Barvigrard constellations. He gave the Standard a taciturn response on Ms Denton’s departure and his own promotion:

“There will be a change of some stationery, and that is all.”

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Published in a gossip tabloid, dated 08/08/YC122, source unknown.

Khanid Prime

Lady Lasairiona Raske-Deritan was seen recently speaking to officials in the court of King Khanid II. Her appearance was as sudden as her departure, and she didn’t remain to socialize. Her purpose for being in the court of King Khanid II is unknown, and attempts to find out have been swiftly met with rebuffs and threats. Lady Raske-Deritan inherited a holding on Khanid Prime from her deceased sister, Lady Ithiria Deritan.

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The Kingdom Chronicle, Neda V 11/8/122
Small-time attacks by Blood raider gang was announced earlier today, as a small piece of farmland belonging to Sorn Holding reported a patrol of peacekeepers missing between 12:00 and 14:00. Local news says the patrol encountered a small group of marauders trying to kidnap slaves, although the Blood raiders were driven back then they landing craft exploded. After the fighting had settled three out of the six on patrol survived, and are currently being held for medical evaluations due to minor wounds.

Lord consort Torvol Sorn commends the honor of his house’s guards but comments that these attacks have happened a lot over the last year, but all attempts to steal slaves for their unholy deeds have been repelled.


((Art credit to “Along the Journey” by Jadrien Cousen))

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The Invasion by the Triglavians have presented the Guristas with a very rare, and beautiful opportunity… No, not to raid and plunder with a security force stretched thin, that’s low hanging fruit - You have to look at the bigger picture and see that the Guristas have a chance to drive a knife deep into the State’s ego right now.

One after another, systems under the Caldari Navy’s protection are falling to invaders - shattering this high-opinion of themselves of being stalwart protectors of their people. That they’re one of the most highly skilled and disciplined fighting force in New Eden. Their entire nation has mobilized to fuel the war effort, and even still the Navy falls short - It fails again and again and surrenders more territory to a foreign entity.

I Would be…Heartbroken, if I was a proud citizen of the State. It’s not just systems being lost, but manpower - Every system the Caldari fights for is a meat grinder, they’re weaker and weaker every fight as they rush to replace the casualties. Resources and entire investments are being lost and exploited by an entity they were so cock-sure that they were ready to repel.

So where do the Guristas come into this…? Well, why not save them? Why not help them out in a time of extraordinary need and throw salt in the Navy’s wound? Destroying and raiding their ships will only harden their resolve - if they’re saved by the very people they’ve demonized since day one - They will lose all faith in their government… The Guristas would not fight -for- the State, it will fight for it’s people, the common man burdened with being born in such a suffocating society that failed to live up to what it was supposed to be. What was it all for? This romanized pride the State claims to have that they would fight till the last man for every inch of soil is only gonna last so long till people start to break… All that talk is to comfort people, to give them hope that they will prevail and be the true victor in any war they’re in! That illusion is being broken down piece by piece everytime a Caldari system falls into Triglavian hands… Mark my words, people in the State are gonna start waking up and understand that they’ve been put under an illusion by their government for far too long. If the Guristas do not act on this opportunity, there will never be another chance to brutally crush the State’s pride without taking a single shot at them.

The Guristas already have combat ready ships entrenched in State Space, we need not deploy any forces, just use the ones within their space already! As a bonus a tidy profit can be made off salvaging this advance and alien technology used by the Triglavian… State’s technology is a little stale by now anyway, not the most profitable stuff to chase after right now.

  • Suha Raibuya, speaking at the Windchime Shrine aboard N5Y-4N’s Guristas Logistical Station.
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“Greetings Verrai”

The chief and clan leader of the Kraag sat behind a large table in his office. The walls behind him were decorated with all kinds of relics. Ancient ceremonial weapons which have been passed on is his clan for centuries, large decorated shields as well as some medals showing the outstanding performance of his youth. He looked at Verrai, who had just had entered the room.

Verrai, a large Brutor in his 50’s looked at the slightly older Clan Chief. His felty hair hung over his noble black coat. He himself was the “Sirah” - the head of his family.

“Chief Jangkar” Verrai put his right fist on his chest and bowed his head slightly. Then he raised his head and his voice. “Long time not seen old Friend. You were not present at my daughters wedding last week. Is everything alright?”

He looked at Jangkar appraising his health and his motives to inviting him here. The chief never invited anyone without a special reason.

Jangkar got straight to the point. He left his throne like chair and went bluntly towards Verrai. After a solid handshake Jangkar sighed and put one hand on the Brutor’s shoulder.
“I’m proud of your daughter Ver, Shakar is an excellent catch for her, but I was busy with something of great importance, take a seat, let’s discuss it.”

The tone of Jangkar’s voice felt tense and dangerous. Verrais muscles tensened up, too. It worried him that there was something that had made the chief postpone this important wedding. A clan-crossing marriage wasn’t considered an every day event, and it was considered very rude for the chief not to show up. This fact had caused him a lot of diplomatic troubles at the party.

After both men took place on a wide couch covered with the soft fur of noble animals, Jangkar spoke.

“Verrai, your family has a good relationship to the Valentine family?”

Verrai thought for a moment “We have some business with them and they are very tame, typical vherokior. They have become quite wealthy recently and we are doing good busin-”

Jangkar interrupted him. “Yes they have.”

His voice changed to a conspiratorial tone. Verrai wanted to protest against what the chief would probably say, but suddenly the later put his arm on Verrai’s shoulder and his gaze pierced his eyes.

“Verrai… we will take their wealth from them!”

Puzzled he looked into the brown eyes of his chief. “What are you talking about? We can’t …”

“We can!” The chief cleared his throat “And we have valid reasons. The Valentine family are mismanaging their business and this is not acceptable for our clan. Instead of returning profits to us, they are wasting a lot of valueable ressources. I have spoken to others. The Kabal, Salit, Hasira, EIfyr, Kopam and Xanaa families all stand behind me.”

“Chief with all respects, are you planning a plot on our brothers? They are Vherokior, but they never caused any trouble”

“Listen to me. Over the last months we have installed our people on every important position inside their business. We have gained some interesting insights. Our installed CFO found much evidence of corruption. Did you know that Kala’s granddaughter has embezzled 1 billion ISK for her personal gain once? The money returned a few days after, but it’s still very suspicious. We didn’t even know about their wealth, but their family owns much more then just the factories here on Frarn V yet they insist of not paying us accordingly. They have plotted against us!”

Verrai looked puzzled for a moment. He didn’t know the answer and he didn’t know if he was more surprised by the chiefs plan or by the sum of one billion ISK. An unimagineable amount of wealth.

“Komi is her name? I remember she embarassed one of my sons once when denying him. She build this business with some capsuleers help, right? How else could one human gather that much money?”

“Yes she did. Did you knew we set up a clan sponsorship for her? We paid for her education and even her first ship and what does she do? Ignore us. We have a claim on this business! I already tried to discuss this with Kala, but you know the old snake. Her opinion is that the debt has long been paid and we should be grateful to provide good jobs to our clan members.”

“If this is true and the Valentines are clearky not playing by the rule of the clan sponsorship, you have my support. Such contract counts for a lifetime. However I am a little concerned about this whole endeavour. Betraying a family will not look good for our clan”

The old chief waved if off and grumbled

“We are in trouble right now. The Styx clan merged with some more families in the North. Families we wanted to integrate since the south is blocked by the sea. If our clan wants to survive in the long term there is no other way. Just imagine the possibilities if we - the Kraag clan - takes over this family business and run it profitable for our people. We will share this wealth and we might even scoff the northern clans. Of course your family will profit from the deal as well. We are fair unlike those shady vhekkies.”

Suddenly Jangkar’s expression changed becoming more calming.

“There is more I should tell you. The the arrogance and inexperience of the Valentine family have led to this…”
He grabbed a datapad from somewhere and handed it to Verrai:

Datapad

Jangkar explained. “I am sorry for your loss. I knew Thyr was one of your favourite grandsons. As far as we know NOBODY made it.”
The datapad showed the battle report of the cruiser Ver’s grandson boarded 3 weeks ago.

Verrai threw the datapad on the ground with such a force that it shattered into hundreds of pieces. All his concerns were washed away by anger and sadness that made him even more angry.

“Damn!”

"This gives us the perfect opportunity. Without her public “princess” he snorted contemptuously “there is nothing their small family can do. Her death is not confirmed yet, but she likely is. The ship was destroyed two days ago and there still is no contact. This is our opportunity.”

Verrai’s fists were still tense.

“She better be death! If she is not I will take care of her with my own hands!”

It all went like Jangkar expected, knowing the temperament of his old friend quite well. He smiled contentedly before they sealed the deal with a glass of Brandy.

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HEATH ROW NEWS

8.19.122

Ishohuolvi Annexed by Gulormola Province

With CBD Spacelane Patrol forces withdrawing from Skarkon to support war efforts in the Caldari State the Gulormola Autonomous Zone has moved to annex the southern province of Ishohuolvi. Despite being lauded by the Khumatariat government earlier this week for their cooperation with Skarkon II security forces, Spacelane Patrol and their auxiliary forces from Onikanabo Brigade had faced a series of setbacks over the last several weeks beginning with the warclone assault on the Huomaeli Belt. Following the conquest of Sahendaruman Fortress, CBD continued to coordinate with the Khumatariat government to petition SARO for specialist forces to assist in repelling the warclone offensive. The movement was blocked by the Republic Justice Department, however, denying SARO interference within Minmatar territory.

Under the direction of Knightguard Fury, the warclone breakthrough past the Huomaeli Belt quickly broke into numerous autonomous cells to carry out deep operations across Ishohuolvi while the majority of CBD’s mobile defense-in-depth capabilities were occupied repelling a UNF ArSec expedition from the north. Initially focusing on small-scale guerilla raids on Spacelane Patrol assets, the breakdown of CBD command structure on Skarkon II has given warclone troops an opportunity to regroup and surround the Ishohuolvi capital of Iddeserigard. As UNF ArSec troops close in to reinforce their allies in the Bosena Accords, many expect a full evacuation of the CBD megacorporation from Skarkon II within the coming days. Geographically isolated from Khumatariat forces in Skardisaad, the collapse of CBD administration in the region is expected to leave an immense power vacuum in the region.

Initially thought largely unpopulated, Bosena Accords forces have reported sprawling mining facilities manned by numerous undocumented workers from the Minmatar Republic and the Caldari State alike. Most troubling perhaps are reports of immense penal colonies comprised of Caldari workers who, until encountering warclone patrols, thoroughly believed they had been sent to serve in CBD sovereignty within Caldari borders. The number of unregistered civilians recently discovered in Ishohuolvi are difficult to trace or identify without CBD cooperation, but are estimated to be between two to three million. Creating a census of these residents, providing humanitarian relief, and if necessary repatriating them back to the Caldari State is set to be an unprecedented crisis in the weeks ahead.

The Gulormola Autonomous Zone has already taken steps to lay claim to the region and mitigate the crisis, with local officials moving to annex Ishohuolvi as part of a united “South Skarkon” territory. Whether newly “liberated” citizens of South Skarkon will accept occupation and administration of Gulormola and the Skarkon Freedom Corps remains to be seen. With the war in the south coming to a close, however, Warden Galm Eskola-Fae was quick to commend his comrades and recommit to the greater conflict in Skardisaad.

IN OTHER NEWS:

  • ArSec Troops Advance to Iddeserigard, Establish Carrier Supply Bases

  • Galm Eskola-Fae Lauds RJD Investigation into RSS Human Rights Abuses, Suggests RJD Mediation as Potential Avenue to Deescalate Conflict on Skarkon

  • Search for Chemical Weapons in Sahaal “A Wild Goose Chase” According to Elysian Stewards

  • Round Table Assembly Sets Session to Discuss Purchase of Skarkon II Orbital Customs Office

  • GLATISANT Memo Considers Refinancing Skarkon War Debt Through the Intaki Bank


(Above: Ishohuolvi Penal Work Camp As Discovered By Bosena Accords Scouts)

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SAAHAL CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE

RSS135-741400-

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
SKARDISAAD EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
RELAYED BY KHUMATARIAT SERVICE SAHAAL-SKYHOOK AUTHORITY
0514 EVE 8.20.122

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF SKARDISAAD EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND THE OFFICE OF THE KHUMATAR.

MANDATORY EVACUATION FOR ALL RESIDENTS SURROUNDING THE SAAHAL SKYHOOK FOLLOWING DEATHGLOW ATTACK. THIS WAS ISSUED AT THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE REPUBLIC SECURITY SERVICES WHO REMAIN ON THE SCENE. THIS IS A CLASS 1 EMERGENCY.

THIS IS FOR YOUR SAFETY.

ALL RESIDENTS LIVING WITHIN 100 KILOMETERS OF THE SKYHOOK SHOULD EVACUATE NOW.

SHELTERS ARE OPEN AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

URBAN MANAGEMENT REGIONAL FACILITY CENTRAL
SIX KIN ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT II
REPUBLIC SECURITY SERVICES AID STATION EAST

REPEATING, A MANDATORY EVACUATION FOR ALL RESIDENTS SURROUNDING THE SAAHAL SKYHOOK HAS BEEN ISSUED. THIS IS FOR YOUR SAFETY. ALL RESIDENTS WITHIN 100 KILOMETERS OF THE SKYHOOK SHOULD EVACUATE NOW.

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EVENING ENDATOH
21.08.122

Cell Arrested: Home Guard Investigate Templis Dragonaurs Activity in Echelon Station

After number of succesful raids capture of seven members of terrorist organization Templis Dragonaurs was reported today by Home Guard.
Neutralised cell operated in Endatoh V - Echelon Entertainment Development Studio.
According to information of HG members of the cell was involved in spreading of anti-State propaganda, recruitment of new members, financing of other cells and weapon smuggling. One sniper rifle, two assault rifles, six pistols and appropriate ammunition as well as number of fake ID cards reportedly found at one of the members’ place of residence.
Additional investigation is underway.

If you have any information regarding activities of Templis Dragonaurs or other terrorist organizations please turn to your local law enforcement agency.

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A wandering Vherokior skald passes from station to station telling tales and singing for his supper, in such a way are traditions maintained and news passed between clans.

One such tale concerns the arrival of an outlander amidst the feud riven Minmatar Mining Corp project in Gelfiven. Chosen more for her lack of connections to any of the Tribes or Circles involved in the project than her skill as an astrogeological surveyor (what does some fancy corporate type from Villore know about Heath rocks anyway?), she has surprised many by surrendering herself to guidance of a local Circle of Vherokior mystics known as the Tahyaldr Sanctuary.

Although this choice has raised eyebrows, as the Tahyaldr minister to some of the most deprived communities in the Republic, it is hard for anyone to really object given they do no have an obvious dog in the Gelfiven fight. Word has it that the deadlock over the fate of ‘Beiro the Bludgeoner’ has escalated to causing senior-level ructions at Boundless Creation, MMC’s primary sponsor a partnership between several prominent Brutor and Krusual clans, including the Tendri and Kuvar.

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Seen in a Gallente tabloid holo, Lifestyles of the Immortals.

A Gallente woman appears on the screen. She’s wearing a trench coat and a fedora, her face in shadow as she reports from in front of a roped off building.

Is the Head Diplomat to Arataka Research Consortium, leaders in Trig research, still affiliated with the Angel Cartel?

It is with much cunning and intrigue that this reporter has carefully tailed Lasairiona Raske, known consort of Lord Utari Onzo-Gallius, and “former” Angel Cartel member, over the past few weeks. In doing so, I’ve risked life and limb to uncover the true secrets of Miss Raske’s business dealings.

Although she claims to have left her life of crime behind, I can say with utmost certainty that this is not the case. I followed Miss Raske to an elite pleasure hub, known only as Opaque, one evening. Through flashing of the appropriate currency, I was able to gain entry and found myself in a dark, sultry world of temptations. Miss Raske soon vanished upstairs into a cordoned off VIP section. However, it is clear she is the owner of such an exclusive venue.

After some time, she emerged. The drinks here are exquisite, by the way. As is her rote, Miss Raske has spared little expense in creating such an intoxicating atmosphere…but I digress! As much as we Gallenteans enjoy a liberal lifestyle, this is the public face of ARC, fighters of the Triglavian forces invading our systems! If she lies about her affiliations to the Cartel, maybe she is lying about her feelings towards the Triglavians!

I was able to gain an exclusive interview with a former employee of Miss Raske, who asked we conceal his identity. Miss Raske has not been known to be kind to those who betray her.

A woman, shabbily dressed, joins her, hiding her face with her hands.

“I began working in L’Amore in Ballo as a server. Soon I was fired.”

“Why were you fired?”

“I stole from the bar, but that’s beside the point! Miss Raske had shady figures coming and going through the back rooms. Once, I caught her talking to many suited men.”

“What do you think that proves?”

“She’s still engaged in criminal dealings! The universe should know, especially Lord Gallius. He’s kinda cute, and he doesn’t deserve to be associated with such a manipulative woman!”

“It sounds like you have admiration for the lord?”

“No! Not at all! I despise all Amarrians…but he’s still really funny and cute…”

Finally the Gallente reporter interrupts.

Anyway, I leave it to you, dear viewer, to uncover the truth. If so, should Lord Onzo-Gallius drop Miss Raske like a ton of hot pyrite? Should she lose her post as head diplomat of ARC? Either way, we cannot condone such behavior from a prominent figure.

This has been Lifestyles of the Immortal. Keep seeking the truth!

The woman fades into the background with a fanfare of spooky music.

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Rumors has it that Sorn Interstellar have sent flyers out all over the Federation as well as seleted places in Syndicate seeking colonist willing to start a new life on a planet rich in life and nature out in Tribute. Sorn Intersellar flyers promises protection from the Triglavians, as well as the Gurista’s that call Tribute they play ground.

Strangely though a handful of flyers in and around Syndicate mentions warclones as well as Serpentis and Cartel protection. But Sorn Interstellar personal in Syndicate denies its as only false rumors and fake fabrications.

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Source: Daily Post, Planet Edition. (A written news site catering to the Deninard system, specifically Deninard IV)

Princess Lithara’s advocates suffered two losses in the same day on two different cases.

Both cases stem from a international, capsuleer event on 1 July, and both involve members of the press.

In the first case, Gilwally Yedder has filed suit against the princess for unlawful detention. The facts alleged in the complaint state that while Yedder did attempt to sneak into the masquerade, and was caught by security under the personal employ of the princess—rather than Alace-et-Harounor gendarmes—he was locked in a room and held there for almost 24 hours, rather than being turned over to authorities immediately.

“Yes, I tried to sneak in,” Yedder said in a statement to the press. “However, she [Princess Lithara] ordered me detained until the party was over, just so I could not report on anything. I was locked in a room with no information access for almost a full 24 hours. I should have been turned over to the local authorities immediately!”

In the second case, journalist Usgar Black alleges that Princess Lithara’s security shot down a camera drone attempting to fly over the castle. It was confirmed by the Daily Post that the Castle of the Sapphire Sun is considered part of the planetary defense network, and as part of that network is empowered to attack threats to the planet. However, Black’s suit states that it does not give the castle or Princess Lithara the power to destroy non-threatening, simply trespassing objects like camera drones.

In Yedder v. Lithara, Princess Lithara’s advocates had moved for a dismissal based on CONCORD treaties, saying that Princess Lithara was immune to such suits as a capsuleer. Magistrate Kero, presiding, said that while Lithara is a capsuleer, Princess Lithara is not. As the complaint names her in her official capacity as the Princess of Alace-et-Harounor, the suit can continue.

In Black v. Lithara, advocates moved that the case was a matter of ‘police mistake’ and should be dismissed. Police Mistake is a doctrine in Deninard law that, if damage results to property from the police, then the police are only liable for the actual damages. If they had won, Black would have only been able to submit an invoice for the cost to replace or repair the drone. However, Magistrate Radelleaux agreed with Black’s advocates that the complaint did involve one of the Four Freedoms of the Federation. Black’s advocates alleged that by destroying a camera drone, it impaired Black’s ability to act as a journalist. The Magistrate agreed there was enough to warrant continuing with a trial for a jury to decide.

In both cases, advocates for Princess Lithara stated they refuse to comment on pending litigation.

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“LONELY STARFARER”

Guide and news service for travelers in New Eden.

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rumors circulating through The Hissi Fit Lounge indicate that a number of cloned fighterpilot squadrons are available for contract work in spaceborne and planetary operations, Lauralite Anne Brezia may have more information at the lounge.

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Intercepted Broadcast over Ishohuolvi District on Skarkon II

PRIORITY ALERT: Directive 23 Gamma Alpha
ALL ACTIVE UNITS RECALLED TO FULL ALERT STATUS. FORTIFY PERIMETER BASES. PRIORITIZE PROTECTION OF CIVILIAN CENTERS. LEAVE CANCELED. CLONE PILOTS SQUADRONS ON FULL ACTIVE ROTATION. SEYKAL UNITS INBOUND IN FORCE. HOLD OUT FOR PENDING REINFORCEMENTS. EXECUTE.

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Intercepted broadcast over Ishohuolvi on Skarkon II

PRIORITY ALERT: Directive 24 Beta Gamma
BEGIN EVACUATION OF CIVILIANS FROM FRONTLINE ZONES. MINIMIZE COLLATERAL DAMAGE. TRIGLAVIAN OBSERVATION TEAMS SIGHTED. RULES OF ENGAGEMENT AMENDED - GROUND UNITS ARE NOT TO ENGAGE UNTIL PROVOKED. MAINTAIN DISTANCE. WELLSPRING SOURCE MOVING INTO POSITION. BOSENA ACCORDS MCC UNITS ENROUTE. DEPLOYMENT OF ‘LINE’ CLASS WEAPONRY AUTHORIZED. EXECUTE.

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MULTIBAND BURST TRANSMISSION OVER SKARKON II

RUNNING TRANSLATION…

TRANSLATION:

ATTENTION. Native soldiers and augmented infantry are working to make Ishuhuolvi Peninsula of Skarkon II ready for liminal proving. Triglav proving should occur here rather than away from population centers. Warclones and native soldiers await the coming glory of zoria triglave to engage in battle and complete proving. REITERATION. Warclones and native soldiers await the coming glory of zoria triglave to engage in battle and complete proving.

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Intercepted broadcast over Ishohuolvi on Skarkon II

PRIORITY ALERT: UNF SCVG-001 WELLSPRING SHARD SUSTAINING HEAVY FIRE FROM ANTI-ORBITAL BATTERIES. SHIELDS STABLE 89%. CONTINUE CIVILIAN EVACUATIONS. CLONE BAY BIOMASS AT 76% CAPACITY AND FALLING. ASSAULT CRAFT RESERVES 80%. SUPPORT CRAFT RESERVES 50%. HEAVY CRAFT RESERVES 90%. TRIGLAVIAN OBSERVATION VESSELS SIGHTED. ENGAGEMENT DENIED. PRIORITIZE ANTI-ORBITAL BATTERIES FOR RETALIATORY STRIKE.

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ATTENTION NEW ORDERS
Prepare for emergency operational move in 5-48h
EXPECTED NUMBERS: unknown, possibly massive
OPERATIONAL AREA THREAT LEVEL: extreme
BASE: divide to forward post and main base, effective immediately, accelerate process-out of current inhabitants
MEDICAL: first wave with combat trauma capability, biotoxin (incl Deathglow) readiness, leave Vitoc clinic, malnutrition unlikely
SECURITY: dropship pickups + escort, standard base security, expect neutral/friendly dockside
TRANSPORT: expect full capacity, 24/7, all hands
CULTURAL: skeleton crew only, leave entry counseling

See attached for details. Fate & Luck.

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Heath Row News

Round Table Assembly in Pandemonium

Skarkon, Molden Heath – The warclone community in Molden Heath has once again been thrown into turmoil following the fall of Skarkon to Triglavian invasion and the adamant refusal of any ceasefire from the Khumatar government under the Kril Efrit regime.

Even as Republic EDENCOM ships began to fall to the Triglavian collective, attempts to form a united front against the invaders were repeatedly denied by the RSS-backed Unified Tribal Security Forces. The peace deal was countered by accusations of collaboration with enemies of the Republic, seemingly in reference to the Bosena Accords acceptance of aid from Amarr-affiliated humanitarian groups. A multiethnic organization, the Bosena Accords openly maintains diplomatic ties and boasts allies across each empire in the common interest of maintaining a thriving and carefully balanced warclone community. Perhaps most troubling however, were accusations of cooperation with pro-Triglavian auxiliary forces while attempting to negotiate safe passage for a civilian evacuation from the planet. The Khumatariat also released evidence of a transmission intercepted in-system aimed at directing Triglavian ground forces to the Ishuhuolvi Peninsula for “proving” against warclone forces in what the Bosena Accords claim was an attempt to contain the fighting to one province, prevent the advance of the United Tribal Security Forces, and provide ample time for a civilian evacuation effort. In a briefing where he called the Bosena Accords “twisted transhumanist butchers” Kril Efrit stated all evacuation efforts led by the Bosena Accords would be seen as illegal attempts at “slaving” on behalf of the Angels Cartel before confirming the authorization of SARO Red Troop operations on Skarkon II alongside AEGIS commandos. Seasoned veterans of the Molden Heath Warlord Uprising, Red Troop is reviled and feared among the warclone community for the multiple purges carried out in YC118 at the behest of the DED.

It is difficult to overstate the calamity and confusion in the Round Table Assembly now as warclones convene for an emergency meeting on the future of the Skarkon War and the Bosena Accords relationship with EDENCOM. Already high tensions were ignited between Galm Eskola-Fae’s radicals and Thaddeus “Blackshield” Reynolds’s reformists factions following a botched rescue attempt earlier today on a derelict Vherokior Tribe cruiser resulting in a friendly fire incident with all hands lost. The Blackshield was quick to release the following statement in the wake of the incident.

"We were unable to determine if any mortals died during the unfortunate incident. Communications were disrupted at an inopportune time, which combined with overall stress and fatigue of the long deployments, and a cautious attitude.

“I am coordinating with representatives of the Sisters of Eve and other major deep space rescue forces to see if we can track down if the disabled vessel had any survivors. External scans at the time were inconclusive and the vessel did not respond to repeated hails. I can confirm that it looked in good repair at the time, and no systems appeared to be activated."

The division was only made worse following the revelation that Warden Eskola-Fae had, without the approval of the Round Table Assembly, contacted Kybernaut forces in an attempt to negotiate a truce on Skarkon to combat Red Troop and the remaining United Tribal Security Forces troops ahead of the main Triglavian invasion. While this level of anger and division among the Round Table may not have been apparent prior, the ongoing fall out is the culmination of a bitter disagreement at the heart of the Bosena Accords since its inception; Should the purpose of the Accords be to uphold peace in Molden Heath, or to serve the warclones themselves and prevent a future purge by all means necessary?

At the moment several resolutions are scheduled for debate in the Round Table Assembly as curated by the Grand Litigation / Administration Team of the Bosena Accords (GLATISANT) though the floor is open for all constituent warclone clans to propose their own resolutions.

DISCUSSION I – CIVILIAN RESCUE EFFORTS

With the announcement by the Khumatar government that civilian rescue efforts shall be seen as illegal attempts at slaving [sic] combined with the ongoing kill-on-sight orders issued by the United Tribal Security Force, the concern has been raised that attempts at civilian protection and evacuation may in fact place the civilians of Skarkon at greater risk for collateral damage. Of particular concern are the actions of the Seykal Expeditionary Group, who have proven themselves to care little in the way of civilian casualties.

The Minmatar Republic has expressed their intention to lead efforts to evacuate the people of Skarkon II, regardless of our own evacuation efforts. However, we must not overlook that many of our former allies and Skarkon separatists on the planet may be processed as political prisoners upon seeking evacuation through the Khumatariat including those liberated from CBD prison work camps. Moreover, the Bosena Accords charter Title 1, Section 2B Subsection 3B cites that it is the responsibility of warclones to assist in the defense of mortal life when necessary. All this in mind, we face a difficult decision. Do we continue our strategy of assisting in humanitarian evacuation efforts?

DISCUSSION II – FUTURE OF THE SKARKON WAR

SARO Red Troop remains the single greatest threat to the warclone community. A specialized unit trained in hunting warclones, they remain chiefly responsible for multiple purges of a large number of warlord enclaves in Molden Heath in and around YC118. As of this afternoon Sanmatar Shakor has extended unconditional support to the draconian rule of Efrit to carry out the fortification of the planet under the authority of EDENCOM. Since this announcement, Khumatar Kril Efrit has authorized the services Red Troop alongside AEGIS commandos to operate “freely” on Skarkon II.

Regardless of our intentions or hope for a peaceful solution, so long as Kril Efrit remains in power conflict with AEGIS and Red Troop is now likely inevitable. How shall we respond to this crisis?

DISCUSSION III – DIPLOMACY WITH TRIGLAVIAN FORCES

With Khumatar Kril Efrit’s United Tribal Security Force (UTSF) pursuing a policy of extermination for all independent warclones, intervention by AEGIS / Red Troop forces, and our limited fleet capabilities we must consider all options in defense of our people and our mission; both the preservation, wellbeing, and liberty of mortal lives within Molden Heath and the preservation, wellbeing, and liberty of warclones. In this spirit, Warden Galm Eskola-Fae has independently worked to ensure a non-aggression pact between our forces in Skarkon and “Kybernaut” capsuleers loyal to the Triglavian Collective while ordering warclones on Skarkon not to fire on Triglavian soldiers unless fired upon. It is his hope that we might battle Red Troop and UTSF alongside the Triglavians, if nothing else out of necessity than any formal alliance. Do we continue to expand this relationship with the Kybernaut Clade and the Triglavian Collective, and if so to what extent?

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