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Multiple holo-theaters cluster-wide began their midnight screenings with a glitch-like interruption of the opening advertisement that hinted at an upcoming release by Impetus.

While the audience was left puzzled and the trailer segment continued, the teaser hit several major entertainment GalNet sites linked to the production company.

Savvy moviegoers took an entire hour to identify the source of the voice to be a relatively unknown actress Maret Takala – a Republic citizen of partial Caldari descent who starred in several background or minor roles in Impetus productions. Ms. Takala, put mostly in the minor role of a punk or some other background delinquent, managed to gain a small following thanks to a very unapologetic and very direct interaction with the movie-going community.

Update: The Holofreak bullettin tried to contact Maret Takala regarding the matter, but her voicemail told us to F* right off because she is busy.

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An anti-EDENCOM video has been appearing throughout Empire space on various Galnet sites with links to the recently leaked Capsule Subsystem Holostorage EH-CN-J44-003

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Frarn News:

A huge evacuation effort takes place in the system of Frarn. A Refinery linked to the Minmatar Development Assistance Association was attacked by capsuleer pirates. The Refinery shares have dropped 99,9% over night to around 10.000 ISK.

The station owners didn’t want to comment on the issue publicly, but it seems likely that the Refinery anchored above Planet X will likely be abandoned or destroyed. Previous attacks pierced the shields and directly inflicted some Armor damage.
Around 300 Civilians got wounded in an explosion, the numbers of casualties are unclear at this point.

What is clear however is that hundreds of cargo contracts have been assigned to public contractors in order evacuate all remaining personell and all equipment from the Refinery. If you are captain of a transport vessel, make sure to give those contracts a go. Or else: Get your salvaging drones ready if this thing blows up! One man’s pain the other man’s gain!

Thanks for listening to Frarn News!

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A post on a popular holovid reviewer website “Holovids; Heaven or Hell” within in the Federation.

A new tv series called “The Consort and Commander” has been announced exclusively on the streaming service GALFLIX, coming this Summer. Spice Media Inc. the child studio of Flavours of Love Ltd (Owned by the governor candiate @Julian_Flavours) and who release Doctor Spice have claimed that the series is “like nothing else out there” and “a completely original story, not based on anyone in particularly.”

The series follows two young lovers from either side of the police tape. Oleg Drast, a young, up and coming police officer in the DED who lands his dream job. And Lara Brezzy, a well established escort and consort who finds herself under the scrutiny of investigation. Drast begins to question, what’s more important; Love or Loyalty? Can he save Lara from the very organisation he’s dreamt about since a child? Or does he give it all up and become a fugitive of the law.

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BREAKING

On 4/28 at 18:41 NEST, alert of a security breach was sent out from an Imperial Shipment Storage station in orbit of Lisudeh VI, Moon 18. This security alert was seemingly delayed, as the suspects were already exfiltrating by the time officials arrived. The first Amarrian security cruisers to respond attempted to halt a suspect Mastodon transport on the undock of the station. Security officials warp scrambled the vessel after it began spooling its microjump drive, however a number of Slasher and Rifter class frigates engaged and successfully disabled the tackler. The Mastodon microjumped, and the assisting frigates were able to warp off with the hauler before further backup arrived on scene. An attempt was made to track these suspects down with combat probes, but they disappeared from directional scanners before a location could be pinpointed. Given that the stargates were covered, it is believed the suspects took a smugglers gate out of system. Officials are surveying the area they were last seen on scan to confirm this theory.

Based on official reports it is believed that a number of frigate class starships were stolen from a drydock in the station. These warships were being held in long term storage after confiscation from a Minmatar terrorist cell several years prior. Stolen inventory includes 4 Rifters, 4 Slashers, and 10 Vigils.

Preliminary investigations reveal that malicious software was installed on system infrastructure in and around the targeted drydock during a hardware update authorized by Alam Yoora Molou, who has disappeared as of five days ago. Upon detonation, this software locked down hangar access, took control of loading robotics, and disabled security procedures. Station staff did not immediately notice the intrusion until workers reported that they were unable to access certain areas of the facility. AI countermeasures were deployed and while these were unsuccessful in restoring access to the hangar, some low resolution video feeds were successfully tapped.

Two casualties have been reported thus far from the incident. Analysis from the footage suggests the assailants have at least basic military training. Their tactics, clothing, and choice of weaponry suggest affiliation with the Angel Cartel. This is further reinforced by the hull’s digital serial number, which reveals that the Mastodon used was stolen by Angel pirates a year ago in Sendaya.

AI upscaling has rendered the following images of the assailants seen in the previous footage.

It is believed that there may have been further suspects aboard the Mastodon who were not captured on video. Those with information on these individuals or any associated persons are urged to report to the proper authorities.

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News Update

The casualty count from the theft in Lisudeh has risen to three with the discovery of Alam Yoora Molou’s body in station. The Khanid male was discovered after reports were made of a foul smell coming from a cargo container near the loading docks. Having been missing for just over a week now, it is now believed that Alam was murdered not long after his authorization for the hardware upgrades that assisted in the theft.

The scene inside of the container can only be described as gruesome. Alam Molou appears to have been locked into an explosive collar, which violently severed his head from his body by a controlled detonation. Upon further review of security footage it is noted that Alam was wearing this collar during the authorization procedure, indicating that he may have been forced to implement the hardware that lead to the hack.

Upon further investigation of the electronics installed on station servers, it appears that the hardware used was modified by the Angel Cartel, further pointing to their involvement and/or orchestration of the event.

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Encrypted communications picked up deep in the Venal region, constellation UTZ-7B.

“-parted. A bit of an oversight, granted, but luckily enough she didn’t go far. Even more luckily, Cipher managed to skim the flight manifest, and surely enough, she went at the Production Shipyard right next door. Orders from above are to prepare for relocation. Delta, you are staying behind to watch for further traffic. The rest of you, start packing up, transport will be moving us to our new posts shortly. Any-”

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MULTIBAND TRANSMISSION FRAGMENTS INTERCEPTED FROM AEGIS OUTPOST, ATHOUNON VIII (Attached)

FORMING COMPOSITE TRANSMISSION FROM SIGINT ANALYSIS*

*Margin of Error Estimation of 4.6%


PASSED FOR TRANSLATION


Intelligence collected from GLAIN indicate DED knowledge of Seykal-Krullefor and associate smuggling bases ahead of public disclosure. Multiple targets identified in ancient domains as well as footholds in Pochven. Accords-wide offensive in final preparation to strike against Seykal-Krullefor assets. Varyazi Clade ordered to rendezvous with contacts in Athounon as point-of-entry for pathfinding operations in Forest of Glorification.

Deployment will be target rich environment, focusing not only on smuggling bases in the area but in supporting GLAIN access to sub-clade clients as well as standard force recon and PSYOPS. Matter further complicated by incursion of poshlost hivelinked foreign narodnya in direct contact with Veles as well as FDU obstruction of glorification. Resources to be covertly rerouted from Eugales attaché in support of operations, but expect supplies to be drawn thin for first several days of the conflict. Project GHOSTBIRD investigating leads for possible outside assistance to augment struggle against FDU and incursion by working in conjunction with proven kybernaut allies. Expect further information including dispatch coordinates ETA 2400 EVE.


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Aksesu Kitagawa Found Dead in Jita 4-4 Dockyards


Longtime labor organizer Aksesu Kitagawa’s remains were discovered early this morning under suspicious circumstances, according to 4-4’s teamster’s union. Verified by Home Guard investigators, the body of Aksesu Kitagawa was folded several times over and squeezed into a plastisteel cannister, later found by Jita 4-4 teamsters while unloading regular cargo deliveries slated to resupply the Caldari Navy garrison stationed there in the wake the massive security breach caused by the defection of Caldari scientist Esri Hakuzoku. Caldari Navy military police were the first on scene, taking initial custody of the body before deeming the cause of death suicide citing the discovery of severe gunshot trauma to the head. Injuries initially reported as consistent with gruesome “defensive wounds” by witnesses that discovered the body were found to be the result of a prolonged attempt to squeeze himself into the cannister at the angle required to fire the shot according to coroners’ reports. A lifelong citizen of Kaalakiota, Kitagawa’s cremated remains were recovered by the Home Guard to be delivered to his family. He is survived through his estranged wife and his three daughters in Landfall City.

Kitagawa’s passing acts as an extreme shock to those who knew him in life and leaves a noticeable vacancy in the community. To honor his passing, Kitagawa-haan’s friends and coworkers have announced the formalization of the Kirjuunen Ketsonet Nuijaa or Comrade’s Provisions Club. Acting as a spiritual successor to Aksesu’s Kitagawa Ketsonet Nuijaa, an unofficial radical workers club active on Jita 4-4 and Landfall City, the newly formed labor council has promised to take on the administrative network left unclaimed by his passing so they may continue to advocate for the material conditions of the Caldari worker.

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Encrypted message log from Venal region.

LNCR: hey
LNCR: hey eclipse
LNCR: come on answer!
LNCR: gurista counter-intel got mercury, your cell may be compromised
CLPS: What?
LNCR: they flagged them on arrival, alongside the rest of the crew they imbedded in
CLPS: ■■■■. Are they digging at all or just cleaning up?
LNCR: idk, all i know is they loaded the whole crew up, taking them someplace further up north
LNCR: might have to scramble your people
CLPS: Shrike still active?
LNCR: yea?
CLPS: Can’t they clean up? Make sure Mercury doesn’t speak?
LNCR: …
LNCR: are you sure? this could come back to bite us after the op
CLPS: They will be fine, they got backed up, same as everyone
CLPS: Just make sure they don’t jeopardize the mission and I’ll deal with the paperwork.
LNCR: fine, ill msg shrike
CLPS: Hey, we should be envious if anything. Lucky bastard gets to wake up back home, paid and all, away from this dump.
LNCR: i guess…
LNCR: for the state
CLPS: For the State.

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BREAKING: Reports of Heavy Shelling and Wave Assaults on Alleged SDII Administrative Compound, Athounon VIII District 1


CailleGirls has received exclusive access through an anonymous contributor to the first images of a reported assault on the Special Department of Internal Investigations and Federal Security compound in the lush jungles of Athounon VIII, District 1. The video shows extensive indirect fire from multiple directions filmed from the perimeter of the compound, followed by graphic footage of several waves of assaults against the the automated defensive fortifications. Midway through the clip, a voice can be heard emanating from the jungle on the periphery announcing that the attackers had “surrounded your shitty fortress [sic] with no hope of relief.” The video ends after 20 minutes, with the assault still ongoing as indirect fire strikes the camera operator. The last words from the megaphone speaker haunt the final moments as the video begins to degrade.

“You’ll get your medals, Black Eagles. But only after you are dead.”

The attackers have not been identified at this time. If the video timestamp in the metadata is to be believed, then the attack came almost immediately following the successful capture of the system by the State Protectorate, with the Triglavian Veles Clade incursion in the system still ongoing. SDII, alongside the Federal Marines, are thought to have been collaborating with AEGIS operatives in Athounon at the time of the attack. The SDII or “Black Eagles” are known to operate administrative compounds on populated worlds to act as hub centers for their network of field offices (colloquially referred to as ‘black sites’) across the cluster. SDII has declined comment at this time, but told CailleGirl that they encourage anyone with credible information of an attack to contact them through their anonymous tip line.


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Encrypted message log from Venal region.

SHRK: It’s done.
COM-1: Excellent work, nothing suspicious I hope?
SHRK: We are clear, made it look like a messy dispute between prisoners. Flatlined a few others alongside Merc to cover our bases.
COM-1: Copy that.
COM-1: Question, have you heard anything related to the Great Wildlands as of late?
SHRK: What, Thukker space? No, I don’t think so.
SHRK: Why?
COM-1: We have reports of some unusual comms traffic between Venal and there, but that’s not usually the Guristas’ area of operation.
COM-1: Can you look into it? Might be worthwhile.
SHRK: I suppose so.
SHRK: ■■■■, I am being hailed, got to go. I’ll be in touch once I learn something.
COM-1: Good luck.

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Reports indicate a large number of Caldari ground assault units and equipment has been stockpiled within the Samanuni system in Black Rise. General Novah, newly appointed commander of the 72nd Wing, says the stocks are a new recruitment effort for training in recapturing lost systems in the Black Rise region. Gallente officials have commented on removing these soldiers as to not cause a escalation in tensions between the two empires.

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After the recent interrupting of the Concord Anti-Smuggling conference by the “Deathless”, keen-eyed investors have started to notice the movement of the Gallante based ship and weapons manufacturer Sorn Interstellar Industries -S-II-. As several ships and Jump freighters have been seen leaving the Gallante borders, heading towards the Low-security space of Placid.

And with the bounty placed on Maira Sorn Blackfire earlier this year, due to withholding and kidnapping of ORE Researchers. DED has issued an arrest order for the CEO as well as other members of the directive board of S-II.

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The folowing is an excerpt from a localized Khanid tabloid feed…

Collectibles are trending in the underground over the past week, according to correspondents in the greater Fekhoya area. A Lidds™ capsuleer trading card featuring Khaldari pilot and Khimi Harar præfect, Zekaien Hakotama, has surfaced following the unlawful raid on the Sigil-class hauler transporting the previously unreleased artifact.

According to manifest data provided, 1,000 copies were aboard the vessel, with an estimated 200 to 400 purloined cards now in circulation.

There has been no official remark on this situation by the Lidds™ Company. However, AM Corp chairwoman and Ordo Crucis Noctilucae CEO, Zeresh Chingul, was willing to remark on the matter:

“[The card] is a preprint intended for internal distribution only,” Chingul explained, expressing what she specified to be optimism. “Disruptive as this occurrence may be, I doubt anyone officially involved could have contrived a better promotional campaign…”

Despite any suggestion to the contrary, critics speculate the heist and subsequent distribution to be a completely artificial publicity stunt promoting the upcoming War In Pochven™ series of the popular trading cards, with the incident coinciding closely with the one year anniversary of the bloody “Burn Pochven” conflict’s onset.

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Intercepted Internal Memo To Contracted Workers Under the EDA, Wolf Brothers INC, and House Brezia

To all currently contracted workers,
Please be advised that continued promotion of, or conscious public distribution of materials related to ‘meme shipping’ of the Director, and clients, active or previous, is strongly discouraged. If a contracted worker is found to be in violation of this notice, if continuing to do so after additional reprimand, may be subject to the Consequences and Special Provisions section of their respective contracts.
Thank you.

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Intercepted encrypted FTL message.

[REDACTED]
From: Clementine Lafleur
Sent: 2022.05.13 00:54
To: Edgerunner Jericho,

PBZROBA MLPFQFLK FK QXODBQ LODXKFPXQFLK

FKQBI TFII YB CLOQEOFDEQ

F OBJXFK ILVXI QL QEB CBABOXQFLK

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A job offer published in Achur media:

Gardeners Wanted
Victorieux Luxury Yacht Nihaakytsuu in the Nasreri VII - Moon 4 - Amarr Trade Registry Bureau Offices is looking for gardeners to maintain a traditional Achur garden for 7 hours/week. There is no salary, but you and your family will be provided with an opulent accommodation on the yacht. Transport to Nasreri will be reimbursed.

A job offer published in Nasreri media:

Ship Maintenance Personnel Wanted
Victorieux Luxury Yacht Nihaakytsuu in the Nasreri VII - Moon 4 - Amarr Trade Registry Bureau Offices is looking for ship maintenance personnel for 7 hours/week. There is no salary, but you and your family will be provided with an opulent accommodation on the yacht. Transport to the yacht will be reimbursed.

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Low Security Space - Viriette Constellation - FIO intercept

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News story out of still growing Molden Heath focused Regional News Organization Heathrow News

HEATHROW NEWS

SKARKON II – Large numbers of Warclones have arrived in Pochven at the orbital and deep space structures in system for festivities on the Warclone Infantry “DUST day.” Typical festivities include controlled combat, open bars, food provided by the Round Table Assembly, furnished by Warden Thaddeus Reynolds. Events this weekend will be capped off with a Round Table Assembly session that will be covered later.

It is expected today that Warden Thaddeus Reynolds will confirm the allocation of new contracts for counter-smuggling activities being directed towards Accords Signatories following the announcement from CONCORD’s Directive Enforcement Department outlining the extent of the smuggling ring. This announcement represents a major return to form for the organization, accepting independent warclone contracts once more from Empires, Corporations (capsuleer and baseliner), and other entities.

Bidding on the contracts will be done using standard trial procedures, and for smaller groups, some are accepted as “public contracts” for accorded signatories not wishing to interface with the contracting entities directly. While many Warclone organizations have already been accepting contracts, brokering through the Bosena Accords will make contracts more readily available both to individual warclones and to those clans and organizations attempting to operate throughout the cluster.

The Warden had this to say, “Brothers and Sisters, today we begin our first major step towards rebuilding and placing our Accorded Organizations back on track in our progress towards Avalon. We will still expect our rules of engagement to be followed during all deployments, and specific customer requests to be honored where they do not interfere with the same.”

More warclone clan heads have expressed significant support for this measure, including that of the Varyazi’s controversial leader Galm Eskola-Fae, who is currently being held for trial by a GLATISAN tribunal relating to alleged misconduct in the trafficking of military intelligence. Notably, several Varyazi Clade mercenaries have yet to show in attendance in support of their commander, assumedly tied up with the ongoing conflicts across Triglavian minor victory systems. It is unknown how this will effect the results of the Tribunal, should Eskola-Fae be found in violation of the founding Accords Rules of Engagements and Conduct Standards.

Already, additional contracts have already begun to flow in, representing the first major surge in Warclone Security Contracts in over 3 years for the warclone standards and advocacy group, smaller warbarges already preparing to be underway to offer contract military and security services throughout the cluster.

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