[UNF-A]Eugales VI Orbital Yard Development

I am a day (or ten) late, which is a habit of mine - though I have upgraded my cybernetics, which may help.

It would be unfortunate if Intelligence resources were wasted on a snipe hunt. However, if the trail of political terrorism does lead through Eugales, whatever the likelihood, your invitation would give the Eagles a roost. I hope they take advantage of the opportunity to save on some startup costs.

An few notable updates regarding the Orbital Yards have occurred in the past month, many of which I am quite proud to be announcing!

The addition of five more XL external drydocks has, as of this morning, been completed, as well as the addition of another XL assembly drydock. These additions correspond with the demands placed by increased output of the Orbital Yards in the past weeks and projected shifts in industrial activity.

Further expansion of the primary platform is proceeding at projected rates, with a seven kilometer logistics and receiving center being added for incoming and outgoing shipments to and from the orbital tether, multiple habitation units including a counterboarding security barracks, and more launch bays for patrol fighters across system nearing completion.

The FIO commander has, as yet, not responded to my offer for them to stage from the Security Corridor astrahus, though there have been some notable encounters in-space, none yet resulting in conflict. FIO units have indeed been stepping up system patrols, and often have placed themselves in positions that inevitably have led to standoffs with UNF’s own patrols. No shots have been fired, and UNF units maintain a ‘do not engage unless aggressed’ policy toward them at this time.

Also of note, is an increase in sightings of Serpentis Clonesoldier vessels(as many as four in an asteroid belt, and eight in system at a time), and material transport vessels passing through belts, and a number of Mordu’s Special Warfare Units… it seems Eugales is becoming popular, and further security operations will have to be stepped up.

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I am no official liaison on behalf of the Federation, but I sincerely hope you might seek to apply for ascension at some point given the extensive developments you are doing on Eugales VI (a system within the historic borders of the Federation). I also hope that some kind of discussions were held with the local system inhabitants prior to the initiation of such developments. It would be a shame if, in your entrepreneurial capsuleer spirit, you engaged in territorial powerplays without regard for the opinions of those who have settled the area before you.

In any case, the development of the system whether by a recognized Federal member state or an independent group can likely only serve to the benefit of all those who reside in the area. I look forward to continued updates.

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I would like to apologize in the delay of reply Mr. Aristide, things have been somewhat hectic of late.

Currently and previously, Eugales VI in particular was largely uninhabited save the occasional Capsuleer or corporate material harvesting colony, we have since encountered some small undocumented homestead domes and harvesting operations, but each has, after being promised their small holdings wouldn’t be uprooted forcibly, agreed to fold underneath the ongoing Arcology and Terraforming initiative, and infrastructure projects in exchange for protection, access to resources, and such.

Other holdings in system, such as the floating city of Argalant on planet V, are their own, though oft UNF assets will be diverted to such places to help push away pirate raids or criminal activity, of which both have notably been on the rise even with active sweeps through the system by fighter and small ship patrols engaging pirate ships as they’re found.

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A more concrete update to things in space, and pertinent to the Orbital Yard as well.
Further materials continue to stream in regularly. There was an in-space incident that led to the loss of control of the Orbital Customs office over planet VI, but this has negligibly affected the state of the Orbital Yard or the planetary colonies.

There was also a more recent and worrying incident and stand-off between UNF patrol fighters and destroyers, and a small contingent of FIO vessels led by a seemingly junior officer, over a baseline piloted Deep Space Transport that was briefly seized by the aforementioned FIO squadron while enroute from Archavoinet, and its holds ransacked. This standoff lasted for approximately four hours, but was resolved when a higher ranked FIO lieutenant came forward and order the squadron to stand down and withdraw… Unfortunately, several bulk crates of mechanical parts, and nanofactories were damaged during the squadron’s search of the hold, and a container of critical components for one of the still under construction gantries at the orbital yard, and a new terraforming reactor planetside, are now missing. The reason for the seizure and search have not been stated, and has caused a great deal of friction amongst UNF employed parties, and the FIO presence in system.

Insofar, CDIA and DERAIL continue to loiter in system, but have been… notably quiet.

The use of upgraded clone pilot craft alongside small ship patrols in system have been quite successful in pirate suppression ops, particularly the use of Wraith MKVII and Strix MKII craft in support and picket roles alongside specifically configured destroyer craft.

Additional defensive installations and platforms are in the process of being installed near the orbital yard and most other major infrastructure points, and along the orbital tether corridor to ensure further safe operations.

I also would like to make it known that, as of this writing, the Bosena Accords has been gifted an embassy holding aboard the Orbital Yard primary platform, and is recognized as a sovereign territorial unit under their Avalon initiative.

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Not a great deal to report today other than the Relic Enclosure for the YC119 Ruin extracted from Eugales V - Moon 1(Umai) has finished integration into the central Yard complex.

Instead of rambling on of the minutiae so early in the cycle for many, I leave you all with a holostill of the primary platform, and the Security Corridor astrahus over Eugales VI.

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It is rather unfortunate that I must inform the public at large that the Shine Ehklel Security Corridor astrahus has been reinforced to its Hull period last night by Dreadnought pilots belonging to Snuffed Out.

As unpleasant as this is, it will have minimal effect on the primary yard complex, and SNUFF pilots remained outside of defensive weapon range of the Yard main platform itself.

All critical assets that were staged within the Security Corridor astrahus have been, or are in the process of being relocated to the Orbital Yard, or other sites within system.

All baseline personnel have since been evacuated to the Orbital Yard, and the Security Corridor astrahus is now running a skeleton crew of warclones and clone pilots to oversee final asset relocations and the final defense timer. Chances are that the astrahus will be lost come 04:39 NEST 23.08.YC123, and any individuals with assets staged at the Security Corridor are advised to transfer those assets to the nearest station or the Orbital Yard proper.

The Security Corridor has long outlived its expected lifespan in the area, and though its seemingly imminent destruction is regrettable, it has served as an important staging point for major developments and expansions in the Orbital Yard subproject.

The attacks by Snuffed Out are, it seems, largely opportunistic, and not a targeted campaign on the system, its resources, or non-Upwell infrastructure.

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As expected, the Security Corridor astrahus has been destroyed. But its Quantum Core, as well as several secure databanks that had not been able to be fully voided before the hull siege phase ended werr able to be recovered thanks to the selfless efforts of @Clementine_Lafleur , who was able to pull both the QC and databanks from the wreckage before Snuffed Out’s own salvage team was able to do so.

The Quantum Core and databanks, for the moment, remains in the care of Captain LaFleur, but will in time be transferred to the Orbital Yard proper for storage.

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Despite continuing difficulties due to the overzealous intervention of groups such as CONCORD’s DERAIL unit, progress with the Orbital Yard, and other projects, remains steady.

At this time, restrictions that have been in place since the end of August on docking access are, in limited fashion, being lifted for civilian traffic in and out, and an open invitation for interested parties to establish Embassies on the Orbital Yard primary platform, and Secondary Platform Jenara(a major habitation platform tethered five kilometers above, relative to the Orbital Yard’s local reference grid, the primary platform.

At this time, CONCORD DERAIL, and Lai Dai Protection Services affiliated squadrons are disbarred from docking, due to continued hostilities against UNF assets in system, as well as against other independent colonies.

I would also like to directly invite the Association for Interdisciplinary Research, Wiyrkomi corporation, NOH corporation, Hyasyoda corporation, the Federal Intelligence Office, Republic Justice Department and Republic Security Services, the assorted Warclone clans of the Round Table Assembly, and Mordu’s Legion to establish embassies to further relations should they be so interested in doing with priority given to accommodation needs.

A welcome is also in order to the ambassadorial staff of the Independent holdings of Beseth Dunijia, who have recently established an Embassy on the Jenara secondary platform.

One final announcement is in order, the damaged supercarrier, Wellspring Source, has finally after many months of time and effort and work, been restored and finished retrofit, at secondary platform Alta, and shall, for the time being, remain in drydock alongside other assets at the various Orbital Yard platforms.


[pictured above, Wellspring Source, moored off of secondary platform Alta]

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Additional direct invitations to establish embassies are being opened to the Federated Republics of Renarelle V memberstate in Renarelle, the varied independent colonies of Eugales itself, the district governance of the Pegeler district, Clade Veles and Clade Perun and associated subclades, Stribog Clade, the Intaki Assembly, the Intaki Prosperity Initiative(IPI), Intaki Business Logistics Union(I-BLU), Ishukone-Raata Enforcement Directive(I-RED), and Phoenix Naval Systems(PNS).

Further welcomes to established embassies on the Jenara secondary platform from the Unified Principality of Archavoinet, and the Independent Associated Administration of the Argallant Skyplatform of Eugales V are also in order.

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As we close in on the New Year, and continue through the Youil season, I’d like to cap things off for the Orbital Yard until my earliest availability in YC124 with some further updates.

As of this time, I’d like to enthusiastically welcome the opening of Embassies from Phoenix Naval System, Stribog Clade, Neopytnyy Subclade, and a number of independent colonies across the Eugales system aboard the Jenara secondary platform.

Further expansions to the Yard continue steadily, with an additional 76 kilometer arc of the main platform being opened to the public, bringing the active expanse of the Primary Platform to 253 kilometers, as well as four more secondary platform structures and an upgraded defensive matrix for all sections having been brought online to further increase the security of all coming and going.

A 16 kilometer stretch of the most recently opened arc of the Primary Platform is being dedicated to the housing and cataloguing of currently available extracted ruins and artifacts from the Reliquary subproject, and all inquiries related to the Reliquary subproject should be routed through my office, or through affiliates that wish to name themselves.

Additionally, heavy investment has gone into the renovation and expansion of the docking cradles and mooring points connected to Secondary Platform Alta, making it, as of the current moment, the second largest facility connected to the Orbital Yard, after the Primary Platform.

The development and expansion of the Orbital Yard, and other aspects of the Eugales Superprojeect has been a significant undertaking thus far, with many delays and troubles along the way, but I, and others, are quite hopeful for the future, and we look forward to YC124 with great expectations for progress to come.

Expect updates related to the Arcology early into the new year.

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A small and quick update today,

It is with great pleasure that I formally welcome Rinvit Subclade of Perun Clade, Kurent Subclade of Veles Clade, and Veliona Subclade of Perun Clade to the Jenara Secondary Platform, and the opening of Embassies/Semiosis Theatre equivalents for each.

The… opening of their respective diplomatic venues has been an interesting process, due to requests focused around their given areas of expertise. While generally on the more minor end in regard to the greater Triglavian Collective, and their respective Clades, the disparity of culture and focus has proven quite astonishing and intriguing.

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At this time, the Orbital Yard and associated platforms remain open, but on heightened alert status, as do the Arcology and other colonies. At this time, Kirkinen Risk Control vessels are allowed to dock at the Orbital Yard, under heavy escort and supervision, but DERAIL and SARO vessels remain disbarred from all docking and landing accesses.

House Brezia, the United Neopian Federation, and the Eugales Development Authority reiterate our stance of support and ability of self-determination to a number of independent colonies across the system, and will render assistance, should the needs arise, if such independence is threatened, up to, and including direct intervention of defensive units in support of such colonies.

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In light of DERAIL and Red Troop aggression against a soverign entity with which the Round Table Assembly has a long and rich history of friendship and cooperation, Varyazi Clade has reached an agreement with UNF to send several squads of warclones from our asymmetrical action group to act as intelligence attaches to UNF / EDA security services. Varyazi troops will augment existing UNF warclone clan Sain baina Shar Meyzmul Pruuzan Accordiat, as well as acting as Force Recon for conventional ArSec units.

Varyazi has experience in combating Red Troop in Skarkon, Molden Heath, and Arnola. While we have learned a lot from previous conflicts, we also do not take such action lightly and aim to only send those warclones who volunteer for such an assignment and award them handsomely for their effort. Therefore, I’m happy to announce that all Varyazi troops forward deployed will be duly compensated with a premium benefits package on their next leave at Jenara Secondary platform courtesy of House Brezia.

In addition to our forces, we will providing several hundred GLAIN (General Local Army Intelligence Network) hardened uplinks compatible with general ArSec kit and equipment to grant each soldier access to Varyazi Clade intelligence datavaults built from our ongoing signals intelligence collection program. We eagerly await results from live environments in the field, and are more than happy to arrange the sale these prototypes to our clients in the future should they prove successful at enhancing recon operations.

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Perhaps a bit eager, Mr. Eskola-Fae. If I may remind, the current stance is defensive in nature, and combat largely to be averted where able.

And, a further reminder that, if any potential guests from Kirkinen decided to take leave aboard the Orbital Yard, as long as they are within bounds and not causing issues, your men and women are expected to adhere to decorum and keep their damned safeties on.

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Manner of speaking when I originally said “live-fire” ma’am. I’ve amended the statement to reflect our position serving as recon forces and not direct action units.

For the general public, rest assured that those Varyazi units sent as attaches to the UNF report to UNF command structure for the duration of their deployment and will be utilized at their utmost discretion and direction.

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Effective immediately, all vessels flying Krullefor Organization, Seykal Expeditionary/Headhunter, Intara Direct Action, or Onikanabo Brigade identifiers will be detained on sight in range of the Orbital Ring gridzone. Other groups related to smuggling organizations will be added to the list of Detain on Sight as they are identified.

As an ancillary notice, the restriction on DED SARO, and DERAIL units docking at the Orbital Ring is being relaxed, HOWEVER strict adherence to flight paths are now required for all inbound and outbound traffic, regardless of origin point, or detainment and disabling of drive systems may be employed.

LDPS, and other Lai Dai Subsidiary groups remain disbarred from docking or approach at this time.

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With ongoing developments in the local system, many of the previous restrictions are being relaxed. Flight path adherence for inbound and outbound flights remain.

Additionally, continuing expansion of the primary platform proceeds within expected parameters, and addition of further secondary and tertiary platforms is expected in the coming weeks.