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Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

This report presents the latest data on the security status of the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a lockdown:

Maribone Silver Electronics Co

Friends of LHS 120

Salikians Bridge Corporation

Ngaruayanka Dynamic Organisation

Heidruna Federal Inc

Seediansi Allied Corp.

Difu Labour

YZ Canis Minoris Systems

Tlapan Worker's Party

Movement for Obates Alliance

When a faction experiences a lockdown, the security rating of the system it controls temporarily increases and the system's wealth temporarily decreases. Bounty hunting activity can shorten the lockdown period.

Here are the latest factions to experience civil unrest:

Blue Universal Company

Purungurawn Purple Society

Jet Central Company

Confederacy of WISE J000517

Neali Free

Revolutionary Zelada Democrats

Lusonda Crimson Energy Limited

Revolutionary Nysa Future

LFT 163 Group

Mahei Travel Holdings

Civil unrest is the result of illegal activity. When a faction is affected by civil unrest, the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases, as does the system's wealth. Combat missions and activities can bring civil unrest to an end.

Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

This report presents the latest data on the economic health of the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience an economic boom:

League of Gliese 9073 Order

Sun Wen Ho Allied Corp.

HIP 17298 Network

Gliese 3318 aristocrats

Movement for Liu Yanec Union

Future of Regnenses

Jana Blue Dynamic Exchange

Yukan Hand Gang

Granthaimi Group

51 Aquilae Independents

Boom is usually the result of consistent trade profit and completed trade contracts. When a faction experiences a boom, the wealth of the system it controls temporarily increases and trade missions completed in the system have double the effect on influence. The faction's influence may also increase. Booms typically last until they naturally expire.

Here are the latest factions to experience an economic bust:

LTT 911 Dragons

Autocracy of BD+02 4718

Traditional LHS 3262 Nationalists

HIP 25795 Family

Olelbis Blue Camorra

HK Aquarii Industry

Bureau of Bodb Dearg Flag

Kokojina Gold Travel Systems

Natural Tote Bureau

Dragons of Urvane

When a faction experiences a bust, the wealth of the system it controls is temporarily reduced and the faction's influence is temporarily diminished. Trade actions do not contribute to boom while a bust is active. A bust typically has to run its course before ending.

Galactic News: Jasmina Halsey Brought Out of Coma

Federal President Zachary Hudson has released a statement confirming that former president Jasmina Halsey has been brought out of her induced coma.

"The injuries Jasmina Halsey suffered in the destruction of Starship One were severe, but her escape pod preserved her vital functions. Having repaired her injuries, medical personnel at Leoniceno Orbital revived President Halsey from her coma this morning. I have been told that she is now sleeping peacefully, and is expected to wake in the next few days."

Reporters were told that Halsey would need at least a week before she is likely to be able to talk to those outside her immediate family.

Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

This report presents the latest data on expansion among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to have expanded into new systems:

Shongbon Comms Systems

Children of Raxxla

Alliance of Totjob'al

Wargis Citizens' Forum

LHS 2771 Party

Baka'wa Partnership

Wolf 980 Purple Crew

Future of 12 Persei

Anna Perenna Industries

LHS 191 Values Party

Expansions occur when a minor faction reaches a sufficient level of influence and there is a populated system within striking distance. Expansion is costly, so when a faction expands, the wealth and development level of the system it controls are temporarily reduced.

Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Njunmin Allied Partners

Clan of LP 888-62

Tsakhmet Purple Mob

Iksvatan Purple Organisation

Order of Iksvatan

Nasaraudi Company

Nasaraudi Dominion

Traditional Wiljanherbi League

Wiljanherbi Jet Crew

Allied HIP 72223 Nationalists

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

HIP 23627 Crimson Dragons

Green Party of HIP 23716

Igbirikan Holdings

Revolutionary HIP 90539 League

Purple Electronics Inc

Brigid Imperial Society

Barons of HIP 9059

Workers of HD 13931 Revolutionary Party

Ross 835 Dynamic Limited

Workers of Velim People's Party

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

Community Goal: Neutralising the Unknown Artefact Threat

Professor Ishmael Palin has shocked medical personnel at Wilkes Orbital by returning to work only hours after he received the antidote to the Cerberus Plague. According to Palin's doctor, the professor was eager to talk to Lea Tantaga, the molecular chemist who recently developed a material capable of countering the Unknown Artefacts' self-repair mechanism. The scientists' conversation resulted in the following statement from Professor Palin:

"The significance of Professor Tantaga's breakthrough is clear: the means to safely contain the Unknown Artefacts is now within our grasp. What we need now are quantities of meta-alloys so we can produce more of the UA-resistant material."

A conglomerate based in the Maia system has pledged to support the appeal by mass-producing the UA-resistant material, assuming sufficient quantities of meta-alloys are received. This will then be used to create special ship modules that can safely transport the Unknown Artefacts.

The Pioneer's Cooperative has placed an open order for meta-alloys, and has promised to generously reward pilots who contribute to the initiative. The campaign begins on the 24th March 3302 and will run for one week.

Galactic News: Wilkes Orbital Appeal Comes to an End

Authorities at Wilkes Orbital have announced that the recent appeal for Ceremonial Heike Tea has been a significant success. Personnel at the starport launched the appeal when they discovered that the individuals recently rescued from the Blue Hand Gang were infected with a strain of the Cerberus Plague.

The galactic community was unequivocal in its support of the appeal, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Wilkes Orbital. Governor Lawrence, the station's principal administrator, released a statement to the media:

"Thanks to the swift response of the galactic community, we are now in a position to treat those infected by the Cerberus Plague. The surplus Ceremonial Heike Tea will be stockpiled to ensure that any further outbreaks can be immediately neutralised."

Since news of the epidemic first broke, questions have been raised about how Professor Palin and his colleagues could have been infected by the pathogen. Drusus Kane, head of an Imperial counter-insurgency unit in the Achenar system, offered his opinion:

"The chances of these individuals being contaminated by accident are extremely small. I believe the abductors deliberately infected Professor Palin and his colleagues, possibly in order to disseminate the disease among the wider galactic population. Fortunately, on this occasion their plans were not successful."

Galactic News: Terraforming Campaign Extended

The Revolutionary Party of Vennik has made an announcement regarding the terraforming of Vennik 1. A spokesperson confirmed that the organisation plans to extend the campaign for a second week.

"Due to overly ambitious estimates, it seems the supply of land-enrichment systems in nearby systems is exceeded by our demand. We have therefore decided to keep the contract open for an additional week, at considerable expense, to ensure we receive enough material to complete our terraforming project."

The campaign will now run until the 31st of March 3302.

Community Goal: Jeffress's New Treasure Hunt

Following a long hiatus, reclusive philanthropist Alfred Jeffress has announced a new treasure hunt, and once again he is offering a share of his vast personal fortune to the winner.

In a statement, Jeffress confirmed that the event will follow the same format as his previous treasure hunts. A mystery object has been placed somewhere in space, and the first person to find it and deliver it to a specified location will win the competition. Jeffress has released a riddle that he claims will set participants on the path to finding the mystery object:

"The king's resting place is where I'm hid. Entrusted to a queen, with a spring in her steps."

With such a generous prize on offer, the event is sure to capture the imagination of the galactic community.

Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Hel Purple Energy Industry

Marquis du Meduwang

Shu Babassi aristocrats

Sawahinn Solutions

Remines Crimson Federal Industry

Blue Life Systems

Gliese 3761 Silver Public Comms

Malgar Creative Corp.

HR 4720 Labour

LHS 519 Blue Public and Co

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.