Some time has passed since the weaving of the Domain of Pochven, and stories of the happenings of Krai Perun and Krai Svarog have emerged consistently, with the latter seeing much coverage due to the myriad parties involved in the Skarkon conflict. But even as these tales circulate Krai Veles has largely been shrouded by a “Vale” of silence. Well, the IGS is in luck, as the premiere residents of Krai Veles, Stribog Clade is in optimal position to pierce the veil and fill you in on what you’ve been missing.
Who runs the place?
Clade Veles of course! But you already knew that. On the capsuleer side of things, SKS3 and our allies hold near complete infrastructural control over Krai Veles, with the notable exception of an Electus Matari Astrahus in Angymonne. As a result, EDENCOM has had a fairly hard time establishing and maintaining operations here compared to elsewhere in Pochven. We contest them at the wormholes, chase them around systems, and generally make life difficult. Our operations also deal with the hordes of drones that pour in from the Drone Region as well as Drifters from time to time, Additionally, we are involved in the affairs of the planets of the systems we hold control over.
- Burst of Communications Traffic from Vale System Claims Inhabited Planets Under Control of “Provisional District Government”
- Federal Administration and EDENCOM Condemn Co-operation with Veles Clade as “Collaboration with Triglavian Occupiers”
While I’m more involved in the affairs of Wirashoda, I can verify that this is the case. Vale is currently governed by the Transitional Convocation of Vale, a reorganization of the previous administration formed with input from Clade Veles as a cross of the Collective’s bureaucracy with the existing regime. The most I know of the structure is that they answer to a group of Paramount Troika now. That said I’ve had the occasional chat with their officials and thus have been able to learn about how Veles has been conducting their transformation of the planets and people. “Nanoforming” as the Scope has called it, has been intentionally staggered, and inhabitants of an area that is soon to be “nanoformed” are notified ahead of time so they can be moved out for bioadaptation. During their absence mutaplasmid swarms sweep over the area and radically transform the environment, new housing is built in accordance with the altered landscape, and the freshly bioadapted population moves back in having finished their treatment. Citizens are also allowed to come in for bioadaptation ahead of time of their own accord. I’ve been told that as the transmuting of these planets has progressed, an increasing number of people are choosing to bioadapt in advance. Life becomes harder and harder for the non-bioadapted the more the planet changes after all.
Now, I’d be dishonest if I said everyone was happy. Though the vast majority want to get on with their lives and thus are perfectly content to take advantage of the accommodating nature of Clade Veles to do just that, there are groups who protest the new management. Accoding to the reports, with the exception of a couple incidents involving militiamen, non-lethal force has proven sufficient to suppress these malcontents. This is consistent with the conduct observed in Wirashoda, but that is a story for another day. What is important is that Clade Veles forces are easily the most lenient of the Collective, and I feel sorry for the poor saps living under Svarog.
That’s all I feel like sharing at the moment. Further updates will be in this thread.