I have been investigating a rogue drone on behalf of various representatives of our Cluster’s factions. I fell into a routine and rashly charged into a cloud of automata only to discover that my ship was gone. I had to go back in with another ship to see what happened. Focusing my cameras more closely made the light show of disabling weapons very attractive. I suggested variations on them to my older sister for use in JMPop concerts. I then waited some time and used drones of my own. It proved effective.
However, it felt problematic. How did this situation become necessary?
A reporter I worked with briefly insisted that that omnipresent They knew more than They said. Every reporter thinks that, yes? However, the drone issue does seem to have arisen in Federation space. The Federation is noted for drone use, and it appears a seed drone, something experimental, began to capture and repurpose CreoDron equipment.
We know that the Triglavian Collective is divided on the subject of these drones. In contrast, our own factions maintain universal efforts to eradicate them. If the Triglavians are willing to invest effort in reclaiming so-called rogue drones, our Federation should consider revising its own stance. There seems some real possibility that their emergence is the result of actions in our space. Even if that is only a possibility, emulating the Triglavian effort would represent an act of responsible leadership and accountability.