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  • Galactic Hour News Roundup: New Year in New Eden YC122-123 Edition
    by Ret Gloriaxx on December 31, 2020 at 21:08

    The Scope’s Galactic Hour with Ret Gloriaxx brings your roundup of the latest news from around the cluster as YC122 ends and YC123 is about to begin, with celebrations being held across the cluster despite a year of invasion and war. Above: CONCORD HQ, Yulai System New Eden Yoiul Festival Celebrations Approach Climax for New Year YC123 Yulai, Genesis Region – The citizens of New Eden are celebrating across the cluster as the long, war-torn year of YC122 comes to an end amidst hopes that YC123 will be a better year, despite the lingering influence of the Triglavian invasion and simmering conflicts in the border and outer regions. This year’s Yoiul Festival has seen record numbers of people travel across the cluster to be with their families, largely due to huge numbers of troops, support staff and construction workers returning from counter-invasion duties and widespread fortification works. Despite these large movements of people, celebrations in many systems are notably muted due to the grievous losses suffered during the Triglavian invasions. The Caldari State in particular continues to experience political turmoil amidst the disaffection and disillusionment of a population that has seen long-nurtured myths of Caldari military invincibility shattered in the very heartlands of the State. Even still, while protests are certainly being held over the New Year period, some festival spirit remains among the resilient Caldari worker classes. Corporations specializing in brewing, distilling and the manufacture of legal recreational boosters have reported a brisk trade, even if no sales records have been shattered this year. Celebrations in the Federation have similarly been unusually low-key, with politicians urging that respect and remembrance for the lost systems and support of survivors and refugees are vital. Even so, many in the Federation feel that their way of life should not be sacrificed and are celebrating the passing of the year with some gusto. The story is similar in the Republic which, despite escaping the worst of the invasions, lost the relatively well-populated Skarkon system and the colony system of Krirald. However, celebrations of the passing of the years are being observed by those clans and tribes that have developed such traditions with respect to the New Eden calendar. The Amarr Empire observes the Yoiul Festival as a holiday since the Emperor Heideran VII made it one under the auspices of his Pax Amarria doctrine. Even though the Empire now follows the Pax e Kilizhi Do doctrine of Empress Catiz I, the religious observance of the festival and the New Year remains an important holiday. Ceremonies of thanksgiving have been held for the service of the Amarr military, the establishment of 35 fortress systems, and the overall 91 system victories of the Amarr Empire; together with services of remembrance for the Empire’s relatively light losses. Capsuleers across New Eden are also celebrating the New Year, with one especially notable gathering planned to be held in Pator at the Eternal Flame statue in system tonight, and a New Year Weekend Starlight Ball planned with open invitation to EDENCOM loyalists. Above: Eternal Flame Monument, Pator System Minmatar Tribal Council Appoints Tobias Efrit as Republic Prime Minister Matar, Pator System – The Minmatar Republic’s Tribal Council has appointed Tobias Efrit of the Krusual Tribe as Republic Prime Minister at its end of year meeting. Prime Minister Efrit, a veteran parliamentarian, replaces the retiring Khalsis Sokior of the Vherokior Tribe. The Tribal Council also reconfirmed and extended the emergency powers granted to Sanmatar Maleatu Shakor following a request for review from Chief Acassa Midular. Prime Minister Efrit is the current clan chief of the Oks-Efrit of the Krusual Tribe and has served as a member of the Republic Parliament for several terms over the last three decades. Efrit also served as head of the Krusual Trade Assembly for some years between parliamentary terms. Prime Minister Efrit is a clan cousin of Valklear General Kril Efrit, leader of the Skarkon Tribal Resistance Army. Khalsis Sokior was considered a safe pair of hands, content with the administration of the Republic government but faced severe challenges during the Triglavian invasions and the Floseswin conflict. A parliamentary insider told the Scope that, “Sokior is a fine woman and able but the truth is that war is upon us, and Khalsis Sokior is not a wartime prime minister.” Sokior retires with honors to her family holdings near Mithuris on the coast of Coricia, Matar. Among other appointments, the Tribal Council also promoted Hetman General Kanth Filmir to the position of Supreme Commander of Republic Forces, Metropolis Region. News in Brief Outer Region Capsuleer Coalitions Clash in Brutal Battle Over M2-XFE Keepstar M2-XFE, Delve Region – Capsuleer warlord coalitions Imperium and PAPI have clashed in a titanic battle over a heavily fortified Keepstar in the M2-XFE system of the Delve region. Preliminary reports indicate the loss of nearly 700 capital ships, with almost 250 Titan-class vessels destroyed in one of the largest battles witnessed in the Outer Regions. Final tallies await confirmation but the scale of capital ship losses may make this the most costly battle in the history of capsuleer alliance warfare. Caldari State and Megacorporation Forces Carry Out “Counter-Terrorism” Raids Across Lonetrek Region Lonetrek Region – Caldari State authorities are reporting a massive series of raids carried out across the Lonetrek region have “successfully captured or eliminated a number of anarchist terrorist cells.” Reports indicate that State Peacekeepers carried out operations on a number of planets, asteroid colonies and space stations in conjunction with Home Guard, Lai Dai Protection Services and Spacelane Patrol security troops. A report from Torrinos claims there was an extensive firefight and a series of explosions aboard the Caldari Provisions station orbiting Torrinos V, Moon 10. Other reports indicate a massive State and corporate security presence in Lonetrek population centers. In Other News CONCORD Inner Circle Authorizes Further Intelligence Gathering Operations in Pochven Despite Missing Operatives and Commando Group Losses Refugees Escaping in Manticore-class Frigate Report “Extreme Bioadaptation” of Sakenta III Population Under Perun Clade Rule EDENCOM Surveillance Drones in Raravoss System “Detected Massive Underground Activity” on Several Planets Under Svarog Control Unconfirmed Reports of Svarog Incursion on Veles Controlled Senda V; Caldari Resistance Report Bioadapted Locals Manned Defense Systems Republic Fleet Reinforces Amo II Muster Base with Deployment of Carrier Group, Five Army Divisions and Enhanced Orbital Defense Net Khanid Warlord Alar Chakaid and Slaver Orlon Zashev Moved to Inis-Ilix Theology Council Law School Under High Security Former Gallente Presidential Candidate Julianus Soter Withdraws Villore Accords Alliance from Caldari-Gallente Warzone Legal Challenges Against Establishment of “Radical Amarr Church” on Lamadent III Filed in Aeman District Court Intaki Assembly Reportedly Close to Awarding Shipping and Security Franchise to Intaki Space Police Over FIO and Navy Objections House Sarum Military Buildup Continues as Rearmament Program Continues in Domain and Devoid; Troop Transport Movements Reported Ammatar Fleet Deploys Orbital Defense Wing to Arnola System as SARO ‘Red Troop’ Withdraws Following Counter-Subversion Operation Seykal Clan Source on Arnola’s Thukker Trading Post Claims SARO “Put Down a Few Dozen Trig-Loving Warclones but Took Some Prisoners” Betting on Caldari State New Year Splinterz Matches at a Ten-Year Low as Caldari Population Watches Spending After Tumultuous Year  

  • Galactic Hour News Roundup: No Peace in New Eden for Yoiul Festival Edition
    by Ret Gloriaxx on December 18, 2020 at 21:09

    The Scope’s Galactic Hour with Ret Gloriaxx brings your roundup of the latest news from around the cluster during the Yoiul Festival season for YC122-123, as Caldari authorities thwart a bombing attempt in Jita, and Sansha’s Nation and the Triglavians continue to cause havoc around the cluster. Above: Elevator Car Travelling Along Jita 4-4 Moon-Space Elevator Attempted Bombing of Jita 4-4 Moon-Space Elevator Thwarted by Caldari Navy and Spacelane Patrol Jita, The Forge – Authorities in Jita system have hailed the Caldari Navy and Spacelane Patrol for their “vigilance and professionalism” in thwarting a “serious attempt by anarchist terrorists to destroy the Jita 4-4 Moon-Space Elevator and inflict massive casualities.” Reports of an attempted bombing emerged this morning, with Tomi Mihaikka, Navy Chief of Security for Jita, confirming this afternoon that an attempt had been thwarted. Official releases from the Caldari Navy and Spacelane Patrol state that a joint operation by navy and corporate security forces intercepted a “terrorist unit attempting to infiltrate a small nuclear fission device into the cargo section of an elevator car.” The release went on to state that “while relatively primitive, had this device exploded aboard a car it would have caused massive casualties, and potentially inflicted sufficient structural damage to the elevator to cause a catastropic failure event.” Such a structural failure would have the potential to cause huge damage and casualties at both the moon and station ends of the elevator. Authorities believe that the attempt was made as Caldari Navy forces were in the process of handing over security duties to Spacelane Patrol in order to capitalize on possible security vulnerabilities during the change. It is understood that Navy intelligence anticipated attempts at smuggling or other covert criminal activity during the hand-over. Security measures in place to detect such activity led to the discovery of the terrorist unit and their device. Deep Core Mining Inc. and the CBD megacorporation have issued statements of thanks to the Caldari Navy and Spacelane Patrol. Caldari State broadcast services are currently framing the events as evidence of the revitalized professionalism and efficiency of the Navy following the replacement of most of the senior naval staff with corporate security force officers. State and megacorp outlets are also emphasizing the role of “anarchist terrorists” in the anti-CEP protest movement that sprang up during the Triglavian invasions in response to the State’s heavy losses. This popular movement continues to demand further action to reform the CEP and increase the Caldari State’s accountability to worker citizens. Corporate security forces have sporadically suppressed protests in some territories but the CEP has held back from authorizing a general crack-down so far. Above: Surveillance Image of Sansha’s Nation Outpost in Neda System Sansha’s Nation Incursion Causes Mass Panic in Raid and Rebellion Stricken Neda System Neda, Khanid Region – A Sansha’s Nation incursion in the Neda system has caused mass panic on planets still reeling from a recent Blood Raider attack, slave rebellions and a harsh response from Khanid military forces. The incursion in the Homroon constellation staged from Neda itself and there are reports of attempted landings by Sansha’s Nation forces on Neda III and V. Royal Khanid Navy and Royal Uhlan forces remain in Neda and on the planets in some force, dealing with the aftermath of the Blood Raider attack and rebellions. RKN naval units are concentrating on orbital defence of the third and fifth planets, and claim to have totally repelled large Nation landing forces. Independent reports from Neda V confirm the RKN’s claims but there are some reports of isolated landings on Neda III. In contrast to rapidly-secured Neda V, the situation on Neda III remains chaotic, with Blood Raider forces and rebels still at large in the countryside of the main populated regions. Large deployments of the 8th and 19th Royal Uhlans were scouring the planet for such remnants, and it is claimed they have come into contact with Nation forces attempting to abduct the population of various outlying townships. Latest News: Reports from Neda V indicate total lockdown enforced by Royal Uhlans, while RKN marines emplace more surface-to-orbit defences around key cities and towns. Additionally, a second attempt by Nation forces to land on Neda III has come under heavy combined fire from RKN orbital units and surface defenses. Above: Perun Clade Proving Complex station overlooking planet Komo IX Smuggled Reports from Komo Tell of Massive Forced Population Movements on Main Inhabited Planets Komo, Pochven Region – A collection of eye-witness reports, audio-visual recordings and holo files paint a grim picture of massive movements of populations from outlying towns and cities to specific zones under heavy Triglavian control. The planets of Komo VI, VII and IX are all heavily-populated, with their citizens working not just on their home planets but across the heavily-industrialized barren planets of the Komo system. The loss of Komo to Triglavian conquest was among the most grievous blows felt by the Caldari people during the war. The collection of materials is reported to have been smuggled off the main inhabited planets of the Komo system by the Caldari resistance movement. The Triglavian Perun Clade has apparently been heavily-fortifying the largest megacities and arcologies on each of the three main planets, and enforcing the mass movement of populations from their homes to these secured zones. The reports also provide more evidence of Triglavian bioadaptation of the populations with clear evidence of individuals in what appear to be various stages of bodily change. The preponderance of evidence suggests the population movements are an acceleration of Perun Clade’s bioadaptation programs in Komo. Attempts at resisting the population transportation have clearly been met with force, sometimes deadly, although independent analysis of the reports suggests these responses are focused. While conditions are evidently atrocious and the forced population transits are themselves a gross war crime, indiscriminate massacre or reprisal is not attested in the available material. Despite the overwhelming superiority of Perun Clade forces, an active Caldari resistance movement appears to have survived and established a network spanning three planets. Unconfirmed reports suggest that EDENCOM has been supporting resistance movements in Komo, and similar systems across Triglavian-occupied space, with AEGIS and State Peacekeepers rumored to be supplying materiel and even personnel to the Komo network. Above: Cat VII, Moon 4 Material Acquisition Mineral Reserve station AEGIS Investigation of “Triglavian Subversion” in Cat System Focuses on Material Acquisition Station Cat, Essence Region – AEGIS investigators and paramilitary troops have arrived aboard the Cat VII, Moon 4 Material Acquisition station, apparently pursuing an investigation into Triglavian subversion in the Cat system, according to local reports. Certain industrial zones and large sections of the habitation zones of the station have been placed under security lockdown, and transport between zones is under increased security control. The events aboard the MA station follow a report that AEGIS forces had occupied and quarantined a research facility on the second moon of Cat III. The Scope’s local correspondent has reported that the moon installation in question was a Material Acquisition corporation mining research facility. Material Acquisition has refused to comment on the reports other than to confirm it is co-operating with Federal and EDENCOM authorities in Cat, and its Quafe megacorp parent has redirected all queries on the matter back to MA’s public relations department. In Other News Gallente News Organizations Criticized by Politicians Over Coverage of Pochven; Urged to Emphasize Occupied Status Landfall City, New Caldari Prime Protest Urging Reform of CEP and Concessions to Worker Classes Passes Off Peacefully Khumatar Allek Berialsh Authorizes Establishment of RSS Anti-Warclone Unit Training Facility in Mikramurka Region Amarr Theology Council Rules Alar Chakaid and Orlon Zashev be Transported to Inis-Ilix as Cases Moved Out of Mandate Skarkon II Conflict “Source of Concern” to EDENCOM as Analysis Indicates Inflow of Combatants Comparable to Outflow of Refugees Svarog Clade Conduct of War on Skarkon II “Puzzling” According to CDIA Sources; No Comment from EDENCOM 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” DED “Satisfied by Capsuleer Disruption” of Sansha’s Nation Activities in Volatile Ice Storms but “Remains Concerned by Nation Agenda” InterBus Confirms Record Passenger Traffic During Start of Yoiul Festival Season; Pleased with Success of “Yoiul Clones” Safety Campaign Guristas Pirates Strike Again in Co-ordinated Thefts of Artworks from Executive Spires on Ishisomo IV, Nonni I, and Saisio V Second Federal Drug Enforcement Official Slain in Octavenne; Assassin Killed by Bodyguards Reportedly Wore “Aenebra Cult Marks” Angel Cartel Base in Sarum Prime Reported Destroyed by Sarum Police Guards Following DED Raid on Hidden Drugs Facility SARO ‘Red Troop’ Unit Eliminated “Renegade Warclone Cell” in Arnola System According to Reports from Thukker Trading Post  

  • Galactic Hour News Roundup: Start of Yoiul Festival Season YC122-123 Edition
    by Ret Gloriaxx on December 11, 2020 at 22:24

    The Scope’s Galactic Hour with Ret Gloriaxx brings your roundup of the latest news from around the cluster as the Yoiul Festival season for YC122-123 approaches. Safety of travellers, worker unrest and trouble on the fringes of New Eden are causing concerns for many despite the many billions looking forward to celebrating the end of one year and the start of a new one. Above: Federation Senate Station in Villore Engulfed by Volatile Ice Storm Volatile Ice Storms Sweep Across New Eden as Yoiul Festival Season Begins Yulai, Genesis — CONCORD has issued general advisory notices warning of the hazards of a large number of vast “volatile ice storms” that are sweeping across New Eden. The SCC is recommending civilian cargo and transport traffic take alternative routes where possible. The Directive Enforcement Department has also noted the presence of Sansha’s Nation forces seeking to exploit the resources that can be discovered in volatile ice deposits occuring in this form of metaliminal storm. For its part, ORE’s Frostline Laboratories division has taken the opportunity to further test its latest filament transport technology prototypes by making them available to capsuleers. In recent years, Frostline’s research and development has focused on filament technology with a view to its potential uses in resource exploitation. A recently-filed financial report indicated Frostline is researching filament guidance using the space-time anomalies that metaliminal storms are believed to form around. Since their emergence in August YC122, most research into metaliminal storms has indicated they are associated with changes to the local cluster’s space-time topology caused by Triglavian stellar manipulation. Certain storms appear to represent a “leakage” of Abyssal Deadspace environmental radiation and particles into normal space. However, Frostline’s theorists are suggesting the ice storms may represent a localized reduction in thermal energy, potentially caused by energy “draining” into Abyssal Deadspace through quadrillions of microscopic wormholes. The DED is supporting the elimination of the Sansha’s Nation “Wightstorm Fleet” by capsuleers, with its own patrol forces overstretched by the increase in space traffic as Yoiul Festival season begins. EDENCOM’s planetary fortification programs continue to enhance the security of population centers and AEGIS forces are on alert for possible Sansha’s Nation planetary raids. Above: Jita 4-4 Trading Hub Contributes Significantly to High Traffic During Yoiul Festival Season InterBus Launches Yoiul Festival Spaceship Safety Campaign as Passenge Traffic Increases Jita, The Forge — InterBus has launched a spaceship safety campaign with passenger transport traffic set to experience its usual increase during the Yoiul Festival season. As the largest civilian passenger transportation operation in New Eden, InterBus has a special concern to increase passenger and crew awareness of typical hazards aboard spaceships large and small. The InterBus safety campaign has taken a light-hearted approach to the topic of safety, with the spaceship safety displays it has distributed using spacer legends of clone blanks coming to life and wreaking havoc aboard ship. The “Yoiul Clones” campaign is intended to be eye-catching and highlights the serious subject of ship safety in this unusual manner so as to overcome “warning fatigue” experienced by many in the relatively hazardous space-industrial sectors. In related news, CONCORD’s Project Discovery has reported preliminary successes in its efforts to identify and develop treatments for novel coronaviruses that first broke out in space stations and asteroid colonies during the Triglavian Invasions. Believed to be a consequence of increased movement of military personnel and fortification workers during the invasions, the spread of various novel diseases has been tracked by Project Discovery for many months. CONCORD officials have expressed cautious satisfaction with the results from Project Discovery so far. Above: DCM Jita 4-4 Moon Mining Colony and Moon-Space Elevator Unrest at Jita 4-4 Moon Mining Colony as Protests Over Extended Working and Transit Costs Flare Up Jita, The Forge — Unrest has broken out at the Jita 4-4 Moon Mining Colony as extended working hours and high transit costs for workers have led to protests and isolated riots. Although tempers were already frayed at the Deep Core Mining operated colony, due to invasion-related protests and high-intensity working around the completion of the Caldari Navy Jita 4-4 station’s core trading hub, many felt the coming festival season would provide some respite. Consequently, the announced extended hours and travel costs caused an explosion of unrest among workers in the moon colony. The CBD megacorporation’s Spacelane Patrol has been deployed in force to support its DCM subsidiary’s overstretched colony security forces. Caldari Navy forces have deployed to both ends of the DCM moon-space elevator to ensure the security of this vital link between the moon mining colony and the Jita 4-4 station complex. Above: Royal Khanid Navy Forces Deploy Over Neda III Khanid Kingdom Deploys Troops to Neda System to “Quell Uprisings and Piratical Opportunists” Neda, Khanid — Following Blood Raider attacks and reported slave rebellions, Royal Khanid Navy vessels have taken part in operations in Neda system, deploying RKN marines and units of the 8th and 19th Royal Uhlans to Neda III and Neda V. The RKN’s Neda relief force is under the direct command of Sardar Admiral Mirza Ul-Chakaid, Military Governor of the Homroon constellation. Khanid Kingdom authorities have declared that “slave rebellion is not excused by the chaos caused by blood cultist raids and piratical opportunism by capsuleers affiliated with other Royal Houses.” House Khanid is currently locked in a political struggle with House Ardishapur over the fate of the Khanid warlord and religious figure Duke Alar Chakaid. The Theology Council continues to hear evidence in a case on the Duke Chakaid matter, with the latest development being a motion for Theology Council paladins to take custody of Alar Chakaid from the Order of St. Tetrimon, and move him from Tanoo to a “neutral location in the heart of the Empire of Holy Amarr.” Above: Svarog Clade Forces Carry Out Combat Operations in Skarkon II Orbit Minmatar Tribal Council Reasserts Tribal Sovereignty Over Skarkon; Repudiates “Pro-Triglavian” Capsuleer and Warclone Claims Matar, Pator System — The Minmatar Tribal Council has reasserted the “enduring and total sovereignty of the Seven Tribes of Matar” over the system of Skarkon, conquered by the Triglavians and made a Svarog Clade-controlled system within the newly-created Pochven region. The declaration, also covering the system of Krirald, comes as various Republic loyalist and “Pro-Triglavian” warclone and capsuleer groups make claims and counter-claims over the status of Skarkon and territories within it. Following a meeting of the Tribal Council, Sanmatar Maleatu Shakor said, “It is plain enough to anyone who is actually loyal to the Matari people that the lands of Skarkon II are tribal lands in perpetuity. No claims based on spurious Amarr-style arguments merit a moment’s consideration. Outsiders and fallen kin may try to cook up a pretty meal of persuasion, by finely chopping words and logic, but all Matari know that there is no true moot feast for any tribe and clan to be found in such dressed up pap.” The Minmatar Republic considers all territories of Skarkon system to now fall under the direct jurisdiction of the Skarkon Tribal Resistance Army, commanded by Valklear General Kril Efrit, as “the sole lawful authority representing the Council of the Seven Tribes of Matar.” The Thukker Tribe has also confirmed that various territorial leases of its tribal lands on Skarkon II were “automatically terminated when acts of terror and war were made against the lawful government of Skarkon II.” The Skarkon Tribal Resistance Army continues to defy the Triglavian invaders on Skarkon II, with a number of missile strikes carried out against Svarog Clade and pro-Triglavian warclone positions in recent weeks. Additionally, STRA numbers have been bolstered by reinforcements of volunteers from the Republic armed forces and Minmatar paramilitary groups. Depite the resistance efforts, reports from EDENCOM briefings indicate Svarog forces continue to hold the population centers of Skarkon II and are slowly expanding their zones of control across the planet. In Other News Widespread Anti-CEP Riots on Haajinen VIII Dispersed by Big 8 Corporate Security Forces from Barracks Across System Spacelane Patrol Pursues Leads Pointing to Guristas Involvement in Multi-Million ISK Heist from Unpas Mercantile Club Art Gallery Death Toll Over 500 in Gang War Between Angel Cartel and Krullefor Organization on Ennur VI; Rival Groups Bolstered by Skarkon Gang Members Serpentis Corporation Denies Involvement in Assassination of Federal Drug Enforcement Officers in Octanneve System Intaki Space Police in New Talks with Intaki Assembly as Mordu’s Legion Signals Intention to Resume Paused Withdrawal from Intaki System Federation Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Case Against Federation Navy and EDENCOM Conduct of Vale Blockade During Triglavian Occupation Minmatar-Gallente Trade Balance Report Indicates Reduction in Minmatar Republic Trade Deficit with Federation Driven by Raw Materials Exports CONCORD Conflict Monitors Assess House Sarum Military as “Potentially Ready to Launch New Invasion of Floseswin IV in New Year” BREAKING: Royal Khanid Navy Indiscriminately Bombards Blood Raider, “Rebel Slave” and “Renegade Paramilitary” positions on Neda III and V BREAKING: Royal Uhlans Armored Brigades Land in Force at Capital Cities of Neda III and V; RKN Directive to “Restore Order by Any Means Necessary”  

  • The Scope – War in Delve and Formation of Pochven
    by Lina Ambre on November 3, 2020 at 00:00

    The Scope reports on the war raging in Delve and the situation in the Empires and Pochven after the formation of the Triglavian territories. IN OTHER NEWS EDENCOM STELLAR SCIENCE JOINT TASK GROUP REPORTS ON MAPPING OF SPACE TIME TOPOLOGY CHANGES SINCE POCHVEN FORMATION RED ALLIANCE AND STAIN ENTITIES IN JOINT OPERATIONS ATTACK INSTALLATIONS IN 0-O6XF IN ESOTERIA ALONGSIDE THE BASTION FEDERATION SENATE SUMMONS FEDERATION NAVY EDENCOM LIAISONS TO HEARING ON STATUS OF OCCUPIED GALLENTE SYSTEMS BLOOD RAIDER CULTIST BASES ON ORBITAL BODIES ACROSS NEW EDEN UNDER ASSAULT BY SHINING FLAME MERCENARIES CALDARI STATE AUTHORITIES CONTINUE CRACKDOWNS ON SO-CALLED CRIMINAL SUBVERSIVE ELEMENTS IN CORPORATE TERRITORIES PAPI FORCES ASSAULTING MULTIPLE CONSTELLATIONS WITHIN THE DELVE REGION DISMAY IN MINMATAR REPUBLIC AS BIZARRE FOOTAGE OF TRIGLAVIAN ACTIVITIES ON SKARKON II BROADCAST ON GALNET IMPERIUM FORCES TAKE OPPORTUNITY TO STRIKE BACK AT TEST ALLIANCE SPACE WHILE WAR IN DELVE RAGES AIDONIS MEDICAL DENIES LAI DAI CLAIMS THAT GURISTAS USED RELIEF OPERATIONS IN URHINICHI AS FRONT FOR AID FRAUD HOUSE SARUM FLEET SUPPORTING SHINING FLAME LANDINGS IN BLEAK LANDS AND DEVOID REGIONS IMPERIUM COUNTER-OFFENSIVE TAKES SEVERAL SYSTEMS IN THE REGION OF ESOTERIA 100TH WORLDS MIND CLASH CHAMPION KIYRIA ‘SABLE REDCLAW’ OKAADA GIVEN RECEPTION AT OSMON FAMILY TERRACES ON SUROKEN VII MOON 1 BLOOD RAIDER FORCES STRIKING BACK AGAINST SHINING FLAME AND OFFERING ISK FOR WARCLONE BLANKS REPORTS OF PERUN CLADE ADAPTING AND DRAFTING CIVILIAN POPULATION INTO MILITARY UNITS IN KOMO SYSTEM AMMATAR MANDATE FORCES CONCENTRATE ON DEFENCE OF CORE SYSTEMS IN DERELIK AS BLOOD RAIDER ASSAULT ON TANOO II REPULSED ACCIDENT IN MO-GZ5 SHIPYARDS AND LABORATORIES RESULTS IN INDUSTRIAL DISASTER, AUTHORITIES STILL CLEANING UP AND ATTEMPTING TO DOCUMENT LOSSES EDENCOM COMMAND REFUSES TO CONFIRM VELES CLADE INVOLVEMENT FOLLOWING AEGIS COMMANDO RAID ON CAT III MOON 2 SCIENCE BASE MARKET SPECULATION ON WARCLONE BLANKS DRIVES PRICES BEYOND STANDARD RATES ON MILITARY SUPPLY EXCHANGES EXPLOSION AT PAARA II EASTERN CENTRAL BELT MATERIAL TRANSIT FACILITY DISRUPTS INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT OF THREE STATIONS SEBIESTOR TRIBE DISPUTES JURISDICTION OF SARO AGENTS AS INVESTIGATION TEAM ARRIVES IN MATAR’S MIKRAMURKA COAST MASSIVE BLOOD RAIDER HARVEST OPERATIONS ON ESHTAH II MET WITH HEAVY RESISTANCE FROM RED AND SILVER HAND PMC TROOPS SUSPECTED TEMPLIS DRAGONAURS CELL ELIMINATED IN FIREFIGHT WITH CORPORATE POLICE FORCE ON SUROKEN V GENERAL KRIL EFRIT VOWS TO STAND AND FIGHT FOR LIBERATION OF SKARKON II AS RESISTANCE ARMY HITS PRO-TRIGLAVIAN MERCENARY POSITIONS PURPOSE OF SHINING FLAME MERCENARY BASES QUESTIONED IN FEDERATION AND REPUBLIC AS EDENCOM DENIES ANY LINK WITH ANTI-CULTIST OPERATIONS THEOLOGY COUNCIL HEARING ON CUSTODY OF CARDINAL DUKE ALAR CHAKAID TAKES EVIDENCE FROM HOUSE ARDISHAPUR AND TETRIMON ORDER USHRA’KHAN FORCES ATTACK KHIMI HARAR FORTIZAR IN AMMATAR MANDATE SYSTEM OF TANOO FEDERATION NAVY ORDERS FOR NEW WARSHIPS AND AUTOMATED WEAPON SYSTEMS BOOST STOCK PRICES OF RODEN SHIPYARDS AND CREODRON SANSHA’S NATION RAIDS REPORTED IN AVIB CONSTELLATION WITH AHMAK VI PLANETARY DEFENSES HOLDING  

  • Galactic Hour News Roundup: Crackdowns on Collaborators, Cartels, and Cults Edition
    by Ret Gloriaxx on October 28, 2020 at 17:38

    The Scope’s Galactic Hour with Ret Gloriaxx brings your roundup of the latest news from around the cluster, as CONCORD and the empires respond to crime, terrorism and cults in the chaotic aftermath of the Triglavian invasions and stargate disruptions. Above: SARO Marshal-class Battleships in Yulai CONCORD’s Inner Circle Authorizes SARO to Hunt Down Triglavian Agents and Supporters Yulai, Genesis – CONCORD’s elite Special Affairs for Regulations and Order (SARO) division has been authorized by the Inner Circle to hunt down Triglavian agents, supporters and infiltrators across all CONCORD member states, subject to local jurisdiction in territories not covered by the Yulai Accords and Convention. In practice, the move is aimed at rooting out Triglavian infiltration of space industrial infrastructure and any relevant facilities on planetary bodies. The agreement of the Inner Circle’s core empire delegates was critical to permitting SARO operations of such sweeping scope in territories not normally subject to CONCORD law enforcement. Colonel Oveg Drust of SARO Command Liaison noted that, “the primary jurisdiction and role of local law enforcement agencies will naturally be respected and SARO units will generally be operating in a support role.” Asked to comment on the effect on capsuleers, Colonel Drust responded, “capsuleer activity is covered by the Yulai Convention and CONCORD law enforcement is bound to respond within the limits laid out therein. Whether the Accords and Convention require updating is a matter for political direction. However, SARO is concerned that Triglavian subversion and infiltration may impede necessary work to ensure the security of New Eden.” Reform of the Yulai Accords and Conventions is notoriously slow, requiring highly technical negotiations subject to veto at several stages by Inner Circle and CONCORD Assembly delegations. Moreover, rumors of factionalism within the CONCORD administrative apparatus and the ambiguous role of the Society of Conscious Thought swirl around political and diplomatic sectors in Yulai. CONCORD’s institutional inflexibility is noted by many observers as one reason the core empires demanded the formation of EDENCOM. Above: Blood Raider Forward Operating Base, Derelik Region Amarr Empire’s House Sarum Increases Investment in PMCs as Blood Raider Threat Rises Sarum Prime – House Sarum has formally lodged records of its increased investments in private mercenary companies with the Amarr Trade Registry and Imperial Chancellor’s Office. Additionally, major investments in rearmament and recruitment programs have been filed, indicating that House Sarum intends to take a prominent role in the rebuilding of the Amarr Empire’s military capabilities following the gruelling war with the Triglavian invaders. The increased used of PMCs by House Sarum is believed to be a measure bridging the gap in forces available to it to meet its commitments in the Sarum Military Circuit of the Amarr Empire. Increased Blood Raider activity throughout the fringes of the Amarr Empire has been reported, with the extensive holdings of House Sarum in Devoid and the Bleak Lands exposed to this threat. The chaos of the Triglavian invasion is considered by the Ministry of Internal Order to have “enabled the insidious Sarikusan sects to infiltrate isolated colonies and convert them to the vile Blood cult heresy.” House Sarum has responded by carrying out raids on Blood Raider installations but is rumored to be preparing a major offensive on cultist bases and purge operations in colonial settlements. The Shining Flame company, a major Amarr PMC associated with House Sarum, is reported to be among the beneficiaries of the buildup spearheaded by the Sarum military. The ruthless reputation of the Shining Flame has caused disquiet in the frontier settlements of the Empire. The uncertain situation has also led to an increase in the alert status of the Minmatar Republic Fleet’s patrols along the border with the Amarr Empire and Ammatar Mandate. Above: Jita 4-4 Expansion Project Remains On Track Despite Invasion, say PKN Caldari State Security Forces Raid Activists Amidst Claims of Criminal Activity New Caldari Prime – Corporate security forces have carried out raids on alleged “criminal anti-corporate subversives” in several megacorporation territories across the Caldari State. The largest raids were carried out on New Caldari Prime, particularly in the satellite corporate districts around Landfall City. The Chief Executive Panel has issued orders to the Caldari Navy and State Peacekeepers to “co-operate fully with all corporate security operations against criminals and terrorists.” Units of Lai Dai Protection Service, NOH’s Internal Security, and Sukuuvestaa’s Peace and Order Unit have been particularly prominent in carrying out sweeping operations in their corporate districts, and outlying towns and cities controlled by their parent megacorps. All megacorporate security forces have to some extent been involved in a clearly co-ordinated sequence of operations that the CEP has declared “necessary to secure the good order of the Caldari State and the future prosperity of all citizens in our corporate way of life.” Security operations have extended to vital space infrastructure, including the Caldari Navy’s Jita 4-4 station and its ongoing expansion works, said by PKN Interstellar to be back on track following the invasions. Despite the relatively light touch shown by megacorps such as Hyasyoda, Kaalakiota and Wiyrkomi on New Caldari Prime, security operations on worlds beyond the core have been reported by numerous witnesses to be “brutal and indiscriminate”. An official of Ishukone Watch, speaking on condition of anonymity, has told a Scope News correspondent of her “shock and horror” at seeing reports of Intara Direct Action forces being used as contractors in CBD-controlled corporate territories. The Scope requested comment from CBD and Spacelane Patrol but no response has been received. The security operations come soon after an alleged increase in violence by protestors against the State’s conduct of the Triglavian war. Spacelance Patrol has gone so far as to link last week’s assassination of Kurt Tansaaki to the protest movement. Tansaaki was the former Executive Governor of a Deep Core Mining Inc. colony on Kaunokka III, evacuated with the DCMI executive staff before the fall of Kaunokka system to the Triglavian Collective. Above: Angel Cartel Trading Post, Curse Region Angel Cartel Operations in Gallente and Minmatar Space on the Rise Claim FIO and RSS Aufay, Sinq Laison – Angel Cartel activity in Gallente Federation and Minmatar Republic space is on the rise, according to a joint statement issued by the Federal Intelligence Office and Republic Security Services following a security co-operation summit in Aufay system. Angel Cartel infiltration of industrial and financial operations is a particular source of concern to the two security services, with an increase in smuggling also noted. The RSS has also noted an increase in people-trafficking carried out by the Cartel, and use of slave labor by industrial operations in fringe systems. Angel involvement in manufacturing and smuggling of all manner of illegal and counterfeit goods has been of great concern to the Minmatar authorities, with the Gallente Federation noted as a major destination for such products. The FIO and RSS have committed to further co-operation in the fight against the Angel Cartel and its affiliates. In addition, the use by the Cartel of outlaw mercenary units and renegade warclones will be met by the development of dedicated FIO and RSS units modelled on SARO’s ‘Red Troop’ counter-warclone unit. 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