Greetings fellow Empyreans,
I come to you here and now because of our growing concern with events unfolding within the Placid Region. Our concern is that illegal operations, and subversion of the will of the Intaki people, are being conducted. I have called upon Aideron Robotics to aid in the Gallente efforts to secure and hold these systems from Caldari State control until the illegal operations can be stopped and properly investigated, and the future of the Intaki people must be decided without undue interference and coercion.
The story begins with the members of the State Protectorate attacking Intaki during the Minmatar Liberation Games. Up until that point Intaki had stood as one of the last hold-outs against the growing automated army of the 24th Imperial Crusade, as a few like myself found it worth defending it beyond our home systems. If I were a more paranoid sort, I might be led to believe that agents within the State intentionally took the Liberation Games event to strike, knowing that I would be unable to respond in time.
However I am more concerned about the timing for the people of Intaki and the Intaki Assembly. Just prior to the Liberation Games, it was made clear via Galactic Hour New Roundup that the Intaki’s support within the Senate was the “factor that helped break the deadlock” for the President’s Infrastructure bill, and that the President aims to "respect the rights and privileges of the Intaki Assembly while protecting the security of the Federation.”
So regardless of the cause for the Caldari Militia to target Intaki in that moment, I was gravely worried that the system falling into State command could jeopardize the process that seems strongly supported by both the Intaki people and the President. So I announced that we would liberate Intaki swiftly before any disruption could be made.
I spoke with several local Capsuleers and aimed to understand their positions and concerns, and I share them. If the Intaki people wish to be independent, then it seems clear to me and the Assembly that doing so through the Federation’s methods is the safest and most respectful matter, especially given what happened last time that Intaki fell into State control. If you do not recall, LDPS were accused of using “Area Denial Munitions”, raided monasteries and medical facilities and bribed the Assembly to allow them to leave with their “plunder”, all as it turns out in a scheme to dump Toxic waste which has taken quite some effort to clean up. And mind you, all of this conflict started not when the Gallente fought to reclaim Intaki, but rather between State actors as Lai Dai and Ishikone treated the people and planets of Intaki as scrap to bicker over.
Some of the local protectors of Intaki raised alarm that the marines were deployed to Intaki after we liberated it, but these marines were requested by the Intaki themselves as they clearly trust the new President, and her dedication to supporting ALL Gallente people.
The Intaki people are tired, and the State has shown their contempt for them as a people, and as a resource. We have come to liberate the Intaki people, and pressure the Gallente Federation to see the Intaki people get their wish and end their use as a pawn in a war they never wanted. We ask that all residents of the Intaki system and the Viriette Constellation to aid us in ending State influence over these embattled peoples, or at the very least do not disrupt Aideron Robotics’ efforts to preserve this system while these negotiations continue.
In addition, directly from the Galactic Hour “CONCORD’s Department for Enforcement of Restrictions on Artificial Intelligence and Life (DERAIL) has reported the arrest of “several hundred conspirators” in an alleged plot to “develop illegal AIs” in raids across the Eugales system.” Combine that with the next report indicating “DERAIL Seizures in Eugales System Rumored to Include “Ancient Technology” and “Illegal Precursor Artefacts”, I believe it is possible that something truly terrible may be happening that could represent a threat to us Empyreans on a level that standard Baseliners cannot possibly match. The former dominant species may very well make their own worst enemy in the Rogue Drones, but they are just a shadow of the potential a truly unshackled Artificial Intelligence represents to everyone, even those protected through cloning technology.
It has been reported that State actors are either conducting these experiments or protecting them. Either way it says “In related news, the Lai Dai Protection Service’s 203rd Combined Asset Protection Regiment has arrived in Eugales to carry out “asset reclamation operations” while the system is under Caldari militia occupation.” Additionally, Lai Dai has been involved in some very questionable things of late, including that mysterious “Ghost Ship”. Given everything we know from Intaki, I feel it is best that we secure this system and allow independent agents to conduct any and all investigations into rooting out. We cannot simply trust CONCORD to conduct themselves appropriately. This technology would be far too tempting for any single power, and the decisions made could decide the fate of us all.
In addition it is clear that the 24th Imperial Crusade has been deploying automated pilots masquerading as Empyreans within our warzone. We have reported them to the authorities but so far no action has been taken. While there have been accusations that some of these so-called ‘bots’ may have been subverted by the Tribal Liberation Force, Aideron Robotics has not seen evidence of this being done by the Minmatar themselves and does not condone this practice if true. We currently suspect this is yet another ploy by whoever is behind these automated fighters.
Which brings me to Eugales. Given its placement directly in the territories held under the Emergency Militia War Powers Act we must pursue the possibility that these two events may be related. For this and everything else above, securing this system has been decided as our next offensive target.
I call upon all Empyreans operating in these areas to aid in the effort of securing these systems for the Federation for these reasons. We do not wish for conflict within these regions, but it is clear to us that allowing these systems to be controlled by the State could be harmful to the residents of these systems, and perhaps to us all…
Thank you all for your time,