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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:

Crimson State Group

Bhotho Rats

Velingai Comms Corporation

Autocracy of Phi Gruis

Jera Social Democrats

Labour of LHS 3531

Akbakshu United

United Ither Justice Party

Crimson Major Incorporated

Liberty Party of HIP 21165

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:

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Ngaliba Blue Camorra

LP 811-17 Gold Energy Partners

Green Party of Lung

United Wat Yu Confederacy

Nationalists of Aulin

Movement for LHS 463 Values Party

Nang Ta-khian Public Co

Lachangu Citizens of Tradition

League of Ross 1015

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:

Uru Federal Interstellar

Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

Lords of Ngaliba

Potriti Gold Mafia

Cemiess Commodities

Coquim Industry

Orrere Ring

Eravate Network

Eravate Life Services

Delphin Blue Federal PLC

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:

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Morgor Crimson Pirates

Sif League

HIP 5700 Empire League

Democrats of Masans

Taliesin Crimson Fortune Systems

Indines Commodities

Bakara Empire Party

LTT 9455 Labour

WISE 0855-0714 United Exchange

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: Alliance Continues California Nebula Expansion

Last year, the Alliance established a foothold in the California Nebula with the construction of an outpost in the California Sector BA-A E6 system.

Critics of the superpower suggested it was trying to control the system’s barnacles, but the Alliance insisted the outpost was intended solely to support scientific research.

Now, fresh reports indicate that the Alliance is about to expand its presence in the region by establishing both a scientific outpost and an extraction facility in California Sector JH-V c2-12.

Kelvin Masters, a freelance journalist who regularly contributes to the Rewired news feed, commented on the development:

“Of course the Alliance wants the barnacles! They’d never admit it, of course. But that’s not the point. The point is what are the Empire and Federation going to do about it. At the moment they’re preoccupied with Maia and Merope, but sooner or later they’re going to turn their attention to the California Nebula. And when that happens, the situation is going to escalate, I guarantee it.”

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:

Vanayequi Independents

AG+21 1754 Citizen Party

Eranin Peoples Party

Ross 754 Universal and Co

Allied FK5 2550 Autocracy

FK5 2550 PLC

Luyten's Star Co

Natural Toolfa Nationalists

Bodb Den Advanced Network

United Chimba League

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:

Colanja Gold Power Services

Limapa Blue State Commodities

Coalition of Ngaliba

Lords of Ngaliba

Chamunda Crimson Gang

Kokary Liberals

Kokary Holdings

Crimson State Group

LTT 377 Purple General Corp.

Ross 754 Labour

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.

Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

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

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

39 Tauri Interstellar

Branglal PLC

Codorain Network

Co-operative of Brangkalar

Chapter of Hikenk

Betel Free

Tian Xian Inc

Cerno Independents

Monarchy of Michael Pantazis

Brothers of Alchera

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.

Here are the latest factions in withdrawal:

Order of Ethgreze

Khodhis Exchange

HIP 65921 Silver Bridge Systems

Djinaura Brotherhood

Syntec Industries

Purple Universal Co

Orisala Co-operative

Future of Guayambaan

Kamarada Jet Legal Services

HIP 19198 Future

Factions are considered to be in withdrawal if their level of influence within a system drops below a certain level. If the faction's influence remains low for a total of five days, the faction must leave the system entirely. If the faction manages to increase its level of influence, it remains in the system.

Galactic News: Utopia Appeal Concludes

A spokesperson for the Utopia Commune has announced that its campaign for materials has reached a successful conclusion. Hundreds of pilots contributed to the initiative by delivering various commodities to Cenker City, which will be used in a forthcoming research and development programme.

As the campaign drew to a close, Simguru Pranav Antal, leader of Utopia, issued a brief statement.

“Those who contributed to this initiative have my gratitude. Thanks to you, this programme is off to a promising start.”

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Cenker City in the Gucumadhyas system.

Galactic News: Colonia Resource Drive Concludes

Recent reports indicate that the Colonia Co-operative resource drive has received the wholehearted support of the galactic community. Thousands of tonnes of resources have been delivered to Jaques Station over the past week, which will be used to develop infrastructure throughout Colonia and the surrounding systems.

The Colonia Co-operative has thanked those who contributed to the campaign, and invited them to collect their rewards from Colonia Dream in the Eol Prou Lw-L C8-76 system.

Community Goal: Superpower Expansion

For several months, the Maia system has been a focal point in the ongoing hostility between the Empire and the Federation.

Now, the Empire and the Federation have announced plans to expand their presence in Maia by constructing new outposts. But with a shortage of reliable supply lines into the system, the superpowers are relying on the galactic community for help in compiling the necessary materials. Both are keenly aware that the finite nature of resources and support means only one will be able to proceed with its plans.

Both the Empire and the Federation have promised to reward pilots who contribute construction materials to their respective campaigns. The Federal campaign is being coordinated by the Pleiades Resource Enterprise, while the Merope Expeditionary Fleet has been authorised to oversee the Imperial initiative.

The rival campaigns begin on the 20th of April 3303 and will run for one week. If either faction achieves its aims earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

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:

Delphin Blue Federal PLC

Union of Wolf 359 Labour

Junga Interstellar

39 Tauri Interstellar

Liberals of Delta Pavonis

V886 Centauri Future

Gitxsan Limited

Ciguru Republic Party

Theta Indi Crimson Netcoms Dev

LHS 3384 Progressive Party

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

Powerplay: Incoming Update

At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.