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210.31 - 210.35

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IMP Attack In Halo

A large Imperial-Bloc operation has taken place in the Hittite system against RCF and COH facilities.

A very large number of IMP/GTT ships have entered and closed down the Hittite system in the Halo periphery.

First target to be hit was the COH base which has taken several days of fire. Some RCF ships were ordered to help support the base but found that the quads have been filled with IMP/GTT warships.

Some fighting saw 7 RCF ships destroyed (5 warships) and a number take damage.

Well over 50 IMP and GTT warships have been detected involved in the operation, though estimates put the real number at around at least 80. With possibly even more vessels involved in the locking down of the system, as rumours continue to circulate that the IMP-Bloc have flooded the Halo Periphery with warships being spotted everywhere.


The Trial Of Baron LiQuan

Broadcast courtesy of the Dewiek.

The third great tide since the rise of the Wolf Mother brought a council concerned with just one topic: Baron Aldahan LiQuan.

News of his oath-breaking and provocations against the Nation's allies had travelled all the way to the Elders. The howling of their deliberations travelled across the dark night of Newstart into the earshot of the Wolf Packs assembled at the Lair. The chorus of their howling in excited anticipation rose as the Council proceeded.

MaiChiKwai: "Oath-breaker. Slaver. Warmonger. A worthy candidate for justice!"
Silvermane: "A foolish human. Breaking away from the safety of the pack."
Greymane: "What of his Confederate brethren? Will they not stand with this creature?"
MaiChiKwai: "Bah. They are nothing without the Detinus and will the Detinus go to war to protect a slaver?"
Lucian: "Our quarrel is not with the Confederates as a whole. The Detinus have tamed their evil habits."
Soranus Lupin: "A trial under Dewiek laws and by Dewiek traditions!"
MaiChiKwai: "The Confederacy lay claim to our hunting grounds. They lack respect for the order of things."
Silvermane: "And what of our allies? Will they stand by?"
MaiChiKwai: "They are bound by human laws."
Silvermane: "The Falconians?"
MaiChiKwai: "They are worthy hunters and have no love for this LiQuan. But they are hindered by circumstance."
Greymane: "Where exactly would the creature be tried? His lair is beyond our reach."
MaiChiKwai: "The creature pays lip service to honour. We shall force him to stand by his name."
Soranus Lupin: "Our hunting grounds are haunted by his kin. We shall draw him there."
Silvermane: "A trial by combat. By the ancient laws. Yes, blood justice."
MaiChiKwai: "Yes! The old traditions will be taught to these young species."
Greymane: "Justice will be a tide across the galaxy again."

The Elders continued in their excited bravado and the blood ran hot in their veins for some time. The growling of the packs in the starport grew in intensity.

It was so that Darkmane had to bring order to the debate, "These are worthy ideas, my brothers. But this decision belongs to the Mother herself! Mistress, what say you?"

The Wolf Mother remained silent, staring into the void of the night sky. Her thoughts swam with visions of the Makers and the alignment of their Gifts. Was this the time of the great hunt?

The Nation was hungry. And the Elders were bored. She could feel their blood pulse through her mind. Their anguish at the injustice. Their lust for combat. The tide would carry them with or without her. She would have to guide their anger. She will forge it into a weapon.

The silence fell on her like a spotlight and she said simply, "Send the terms to the Baron. If he has honour he will meet us in the field of war and settle matters like an elder."

Darkmane needed no further encouragement. He howled into the night, "Raise the packs, raise the bloodspawn, rally the troops, be ready for treachery, be ready for justice!"



FLZ News

From the Flagritz Tentacled News Roundup:

Following the successful raid on the Felini base TEL DAKTARI Imperial forces have carried out a follow up strike against the Consortium relief force in orbit of the planet Mei Mei Mei. The transport ship FEL Little Claws II (H) was boarded by Imperial troops and safely removed from orbit despite protective fire from the base.


Krell

Disturbing reports are circulating that the Krell have all gone on holiday, en masse, to an as yet undisclosed holiday destination.

Sales of riot gear are going through the roof at all major resort gift shops.


Pirate

A pirate scout has been destroyed in the Audrey system by Confederate forces.


Foothold

The FLZ siege of FEL Foothold continues for another week, as more FLZ warships join the blockade and bombardment.

Although reports are reaching our newsroom that the FEL defenders have dramatically lowered their Starbase shields in order to return fire with approximately 3000 ground based missile launchers.

The surprise counter-attack seems to have destroyed 3 FLZ 200 hull battleships, though reports from the ground are unclear as to how much additional damage the Starbase might have suffered through dropping their defensive protection.


*** Troper Elttab ***

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Round 1: Battle is dominated by Attacker
Defender lost -1.#J% control [-1.#J%]
Round 2: Battle is dominated by Attacker
Defender lost -1.#J% control [-1.#J%]
Round 3: Battle is dominated by Attacker
Defender lost -1.#J% control [-1.#J%]
Round 4: Battle is dominated by Attacker
Defender lost -1.#J% control [-1.#J%]

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Periphery Classifieds


BPS Wanted

www.kjcgames.co.uk/phoenix/nexus/index.php?a=posts&tid=35924&lr=on#post_tag

I am looking to buy the following

Kinetic Missile MK III (12021)
Cloaked Kinetic Missile MK III (12042)

please PM me with the price that you want for the item MK II PB also considered.

Thank you


Collidium Wanted

Greetings,

I am seeking to purchase Collidium in any quantities.

If interested parties could PM me please.

Korpen Nygard
Astartia Enterprises
Association of Free Traders


Cryogenics

Greetings,

I am seeking to purchase or commission a copy of Cryogenics (8597)

Also cryobay bps of any mk

If interested parties could PM me please.

Korpen Nygard
Astartia Enterprises
Association of Free Traders


Generic

Greetings,

I would be grateful if someone could supply one Generic (25918) Blueprint

(Needs to be that exact blueprint as I want to make a set!)

Prices should be sent via PM.

Thank you.

GT Spugman


Dewiek Drug Pile

Friends, rumours are the Dewiek have this pile of stuff sitting around doing nothing:

2147476907 Cortalon (30126) - 1 mus 0 H 2147476907
2147476467 Dalium Hydroxide (30130) - 1 mus 0 H 2147476467
2147483647 Euphoria Plant (30129) - 1 mus 0 H 2147483647
147483647 Heaven Herb (30068) - 1 mus 0 H 2147483647
2147483647 Wipe Out (30332) - 1 mus 0 H 2147483647

Time to crash the DHP?

Signed:
A concerned Stoner.


Message From The Editor

There are new orders, including a Rename Officer order, which will be a godsend for some of us I am sure… he said, thinking about his elite exploration officer who he inherited, called Dusty Bin.

Not spotted an update for the offline editor yet though. But I'm looking…

Simon.


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RCF Ground Force Stomped

From the GTT News wire.

GTT Lewis Downtime R1 was attacked by an RCF ground party consisting of 6 Kastorian Crew and 76 Kastorian Mercenaries. But the rebels found themselves on the wrong end of the tiger and were completely wiped out by 50 Aquaphid Marines. Only 11 of the mercs managed to survive the first round of combat. GTT forces have said their only injury was Private Bkkmar who stubbed his toe during the celebration after the battle.


Halo

As if the IMP weren't having a hard enough time in Halo, it seems as if they have begun to be targeted by IND ground parties as well.


Puny HLQ

The House LiQuan have been declared 'Puny' by the Dewiek Ranking System, which is a significant step up from their previous ranking of 'Mostly Puny.'


Dewiek

Tensions are rising between the DEN and FET. Though arguably tensions are rising between the DEN and everybody.

Except for the MOH of course.

Which, speaking of…


Dewiek

DEN forces have attacked and captured the SMS outpost Avoir-Zerith over a dispute regarding unpaid rent.

The SMS response is as of yet unknown, though it seems the Dewiek may have returned the outpost having seized goods of value.


Foothold

Having dropped Starbase shields last week, the FEL Starbase of Foothold has successfully seen off the besieging Flagritz forces.


Pirate Adventures Break Spell Checker (again)

Bits moer o mes boys deeds o derrin do, offerins as gots rares ofs layte,
buts Isll keeps mes eyes opens.

............

210.28.1
As beins bountyfuls days wi three ships as tooks, alls o theys thes trusty
GTT, who as lykes tos leaves mes morsels alyins arouns. Innen Dorn thes
Brigantine dos aves theysselfs a plays wi a 50LH ships as beins called thes
Foxolopily, guessin Is nowin whos as owns er afores. Shes bads fer inegrity
an took erselfs a mess o hull damage. Buts Is as as gots 2000mu o tradegoods
fer sayles.

Innen Ross thes boys o thes Ravager as dones mes prouds, Is gives an
altynate targets innen case theys missen the main pryze, buts theys as dones
mes goods an took both theys ships wi lil efforts. Thes GTT Minute Man SA-32
as beins a 50NH Isll fynds a use fer dids falls easys, n thes maynes pryze o
thes days, GTT Paint Scrapper 15 as beins a 100HH Anvil Class Heavy Cruiser.
100HH ships as myghty usefuls fer an operayshun o alternate means lykes
mynes.


210.28.3
Innen Agripeta mes Vasco De Gama as gifted bys theys GTT fer mes Halo
adventyures did ave theyselves as beins a try fers IMP barge TS Happy. Thes
marynes n crew abaords gives wats theys gets but alf o theys is dead bys
round three, n thes rest gives theyselfs up. N Is aven another barge fer
sales.


210.28.5
Mes Black Betty jumps innen tos Mattalot to ave theysselfs a plays wi a FEL
ship thes Lions Feet X, onlys turns outs shes aynts alones, n theys three
escorts gives a broadside o nova cannon n space fyghters, buts mes Betty
ignores em n trys fer thes pryze. Theys pussy ships bes crewed wi napylans
an theys fyghts ard enuffs, gos thes four rounds o and tos and n gets tos
56% afore mes boys calls its a days n gets theyselfs gones. As beins no
pryze this days.


210.29.1
Mes Vasco de Gama as theyselfs a jumps ons intos Adventure wheres mes scouts
as ad spots an IMP Carack, thes Angel Caine. Thes forty crew aboards donts
fyghts ard an tis over innen twos rounds. An Is gots meselfs 167 Torpedo
mkIV fer sales, n as as beins a few ISRs n Jumps drives as fer spares.
Elsewheres its as beins a days o misses, thos mes scouts as as spots a
myghty pryze fer the morrows.

Mes Royal Adventure was as sitten alls qyuiets innen Ridley, aven theysels a
lil RnR, n whos shows ups buts 4000 hulls o CNF warships n theys trys given
mes boys as beins a broadside. Wells mes boys lykes a challenge buts tis a
bits myghtys an theys dodges theys CNF n thes morrows theys intended tos
gets theyselfs gone.


210.29.2
Wi theys 4000 hulls o CNF ships as tryin fer mes Royal Adventure, shes as
gets erself gones. An shes gets erself gones tos Teutonics where mes boys as
a plays fer a CIA 50HH scout, thes Opasni. Theys CIA boys aboards puts ups a
bits o a fyght, buts shes gets took n Is aven anuther 50HH ships as bes
goods fer as beins as specyaliseds boarder. Tis mes fyrst CIA ship as took n
alls.

Innen Halo thes others bes a myss.


210.29.4
Mes Corona as ad tooks erselfs intos the Inner Empyre sos mes boys as aven
theyselfs mores to plays withs. She aynts theres longs an shes as finds as
beins an IMP barge thes D Fast. Taynt much o a battle, n theres as beins no
cargos, but barges bes usefuls.


210.30.1
Mes scouts in Agripeta as ad aspyed sumin worthy o thes takin, buts Is aven
nuthin fasts enuffs to bes ins wi a chance, sos mes boys aboards thes Black
Heart dos voluntyers theyselfs fors as beins a dangerous miyshun.

Theys jumps in to Yanks, cloaks theyselfs past theys undreds o SMS ships o
war blockadin thes wormhole, flys thros, dodges theys ships o war on thes
others sides, and runs at full speeds to av theyselfs a party wi GTT ship
Black Wolf VII.

Shes as beins a 50HH Pig Sticker Class Heavy Cruiser afitted wis mkIII torps
n launchers, an shes falls easys. Tis the fyrst Is ad where thes officer
aboards as dos dies wi is crew, normallys theys GTT offycers caynts gets
theys ands up fasts enuffs, Is nowin, Is as as loads o they loitrin round
mes docks. Elsewheres its was as beins a miss an thes pryze as were gones
befores mes boys arrives. Buts all in alls, Is gets thes ones Is was
wantins. Thes Black Heart dids test thes Black Wolf n thes boys o thes hound
were founds to beins left wantin. Times fer mes news Black Wolfs tos reloads
an ave theyselfs a looksie arounds Halo.


210.30.2
Mes scouts as ad spotted an IMP Caravel, thes Queen Wolf, buts shes smelts
funny, sos befores mes boys as gives er a try Is ad mes scouts give er a
scans, donts always dos that unlessen theys smellin funny. N shes onlys
aloaded wi oer 2000 marines.

Wells, tis a hazzard to shippen layin theres bys the Stargate innen Tycoon.
Any pyrate runnen acros a azzard lykes that cud bes in troubles. Sos Is as
sends one mes fyghtin ships tos clears thes danger froms thes space laynes.
Nows Is starts as to reads thes reports n there bes as beins a 1000 heavy
hulls o GTT warships theres, n Is braces meself fer thes worst, wud be bads
me boys gettin a broadside fer doins a public spyrited deeds. Buts theys GTT
ships o war did retreat froms battles, n didn defends the IMP ship nor
nuthins. The IMP caravel trys fer runnin n mes boys gots jus the ones round
o torps away, nows Is don knowins iffen shes destroyed oer nots, buts thes
damayge looks myghtys fer a caravel, n Is ponderin mes boys as as dones me
proud.

Tis nice as doins mes publyc spritied deeds fer thes days, as dos gives mes
a warms glowing feelins this nyghts. Is as ponderins iffen Is spots moer
dangers lykes thats, thens maybes isll send mes boys to dos the ryght things
agins.



Periphery Classifieds


Public service Announcement

Young Male Dewiek Voice: Hello? Is this on?
Young Female Dewiek Voice: Get on with it!
Young Male Dewiek Voice: Right, yes. Hello! I'm Professsor Goldwolf. I'm sorry but... the Wolf Mother and the Elder Council are... otherwise indisposed.
<Roar of howling in background>
Prof. Goldwolf: Yes... I'm afraid your message... Well...you see... your message... it seems to have sent the Elders into a bit of a... well, hysterical fits is the only way I can describe it. Sorry about that...
Young Female Dewiek Voice: Oh, by the Makers. Let me talk to them!
Prof. Goldwolf: Err... yes... I will pass you over to my colleague Profession Claws.
Prof. Claws: Hello there! Is it true? You're really a human*? You know I've never actually met a human*. I would love to get you in a lab! And do some experiments.
Prof. Goldwolf: This is not the time Sandy!
Prof. Claws: Alright, copperface. How often do we get an opportunity to speak to an actual human*? Fine, fine. Yes, well as the moody metallurgist was saying. I'm afraid the Elders didn't take your message very well. And by well, I mean, they haven't been able to stop laughing. They did give us a message to read for you. We've done our best to translate it but Goldwolf here is the only one of the cubs around here who can use this crusty looking subspace transmitter the Great Mother uses. What on account of him being a runt, oww, I mean a very smart runt and getting fitted with those prototype cybernetics. Anyway, so yeah... I'm going to hand you over to him.
Prof. Goldwolf: The Wolf Mother...
Prof. Claws: No, no! Press the red button first!
Prof. Goldwolf: Oh right, yes. Stop jabbing me. I'm pressing it, I'm pressing it...

*** WE ARE THE VOICE OF THE PACK ***

Crikey. This thing is ripping through my mind. I can see stars everywhere! I'm connected to every Dewiek on the planet. Oh the hunger. Its overwhelming.

I mean:

The Wolf Mother is currently on vacation. Any communications will be dealt with when She returns.

If any Elder has offended you, not responded to your genuine business offer or refused to pay his bar tab, please file your complaint with the Nation for later discussion.

If you have declared war on and or been so bold as to have attacked the Nation, please enjoy this time. The Elders love to give our prey a sporting chance.

*** WE ARE THE VOICE OF THE PACK ***

* Replace with Felini, Hive, Mohache, Falconian, Wimble, Flagritz or other species as appropriate.


Tentative Steps

Building your own starship has never been easier!

Today we added a thousand Light Hulls and four Barge blueprints to the Tentative Steps market. Not only that, but the article Building Your Own Barge in Nine Easy Steps describes how you can ... well, you probably get the idea.

The bottom line being: there is no longer any excuse for you not to be building your own barges!

All you really need is a Command complex, one to four Shipyard complexes, 20-50 employees, 1 Barge blueprint and 50 Light Hulls and you're off!

So what are you waiting for? Oh, right, the business case. Well, that seems reasonable, so here is the business case:

If you buy a barge on the open market for such things you can expect to pay in the region $20k-$25k for it. If you build one only from components you have purchased at Tentative Steps, however, in the most efficient manner that we describe, then the same barge costs you $15k. That is a $5k to $10k savings per ship, meaning that it takes you anywhere from 13 to 26 weeks to make up for the cost of the Barge blueprint and other sundries and after that you're laughing all the way to the EEM branch office! And if you have your own manufacturing operation so that you can build your own hulls and components rather than buy them from us, you are saving even more!

Why are you still reading this? You should be at Tentative Steps already tearing hulls and blueprints off the shelves!


Starbase name Change

*** WE ARE THE VOICE OF THE PACK ***

The Wolf Mother notifies any interested parties the above starbase is now part of the Elder Nation and no longer the Falconian Republic. She has decreed its name be changed to Manticore.

The market here will be closed forthwith. Any parties with outstanding business should contact the Elders.

*** WE ARE THE VOICE OF THE PACK ***



Message from The Editor

Impressive Elite paper models and fanboying:

www.kjcgames.co.uk/phoenix/nexus/index.php?a=posts&tid=35972&page=0

Simon.


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Shocking Revelations

SSS/IGN reporters were invited by the DEN to observe the recent duel between the Baron LiQuan and Silvermane of the Dewiek Elder Nation that was held at the Mohache outpost of Pigsty, in the Yank system. They have filed the following report:

***

>TU 300: Special Action {...} {...}

Silvermane as champion representing the Nation engages the Baron LiQuan in mortal combat in these lovely and apt surroundings. The GP Judicial Monitors (18624) of Elders who should have also arrived at the outpost will observe with impartiality (and on the off-chance of a snack). The duel will be unarmed, to the death and in a limited circle area ringed by the monitors.

Silvermane will approach the fight cautiously knowing he's dealing with a tricky human. Try to take out the Baron's eyes first. Scoop out his kidneys with the claws if he comes close enough for a reach around. Keep defences up and be mindful of his feet, his fists and skull as possible weapons.
Watch out for classic human treachery like sand in the eyes, hidden weapons or you know orbital bombardment.

Result:
Special Action/Dual Between DEN Silvermane and HLQ Baron LiQuan/210.33
After a night of fasting - always good to enter combat lean and hungry, Silvermane steps into the newly cleared arena.

A change in the wind brings the smell of the human to Silvermane's nostrils.
The Baron has recently eaten that much is clear, but something else, something that tugs at the back of his mind, something primeval and wrong.
The Baron is looking cocky - well he will soon have a smile, from ear to ear. Silvermane can almost taste the Baron's blood.

But no fear - either he is stupid...

Stripped to the waist, the baron steps up - he is looking a lot leaner than his recent holo-images.

Wasting no time Silvermane leaps for the disabling gouge for the eyes The Judges are still looking where he was when he makes contact with the Baron, but the Baron has slipped sideways and it is a glancing blow.

Blood is on Silvermane's claws as they circle and no longer looking quite so sure. Silvermane raises the bloody claw to his tongue to taste and mock.
The taste screams wrongness and he can almost hear the howl of his
ancestors warning of ancient enemies. His focus returns too late as his ribcage collapses inwards.

As he sinks to the ground already dead, his last telepathic scream to his crew - Beware, Meklan!

***

The events surrounding the duel then broke up in confusion as security forces attempted to lock down the event. Our reporter thinks he saw the Baron LiQuan laughing as he was escorted to safety by his own security forces, while the body of Elder Silvermane continued to disintegrate as Meklan Nanites dissolved his soft tissues, replacing them with partially reconstructed bio-mechanical debris.

Panic then broke out throughout the settlement as fears spread of an imminent Meklan attack, and our reporter was ushered from the scene as Dewiek and Mohache officials in Hazmat suits started to arrive to quarantine the area.

He was however able to catch a few brief words with one of the Dewiek officials, and asked for more details on what exactly happened:

"Meklanisation not only adds machinery to the body but injects a whole bunch of nanites which controls the various metallic additions and take over the neural network of the host. The nanites are ancient and programmed by their creators in a way that gives Meklan their unique traits. Alone or in small numbers they're much like cyborgs. But put a lot of them together and they don't obey their "owners" but their true masters. The ingestion of these nanites is invariably fatal. Or at least, the lucky ones die"

Finally, as our reporter was departing, we saw combat shock troops arrive, armed with flame throwers.

The SSS would like to extend our thanks to the DEN for allowing our reporters unfettered access.

Shocking Revelations Part 2

The DEN have issued a press release regarding recent events:

*** WE ARE THE VOICE OF THE PACK ***

The Wolf Mother calls all sentients to listen to her words. She speaks for the Nation and on a matter of grave importance.

When the Wolf Mother rose to lead the Nation she sensed an evil pestilence of a rotten peace spreading, weakening our allies and the lives of all sentients within the Peripheries.

The Wolf Mother asked the augers of the Elders to guide her efforts and one name came forth over and over again: The Baron Aldahan LiQuan. If there is a source for the pestilence, the great corruption that has spread across the galaxy, whilst many share the blame, its focus seems to be this one man, so close to the human Emperor's ear.

Today, the Nation has confirmed what it has suspected for months and the nature of the corruption is revealed at a heavy price. The Elders mourn the loss of the Elder Silvermane, who died too soon and in such a treacherous manner, but he died an Elder, a Dewiek and a favoured son.

The Wolf Mother speaks plainly for the simple minded:

The Baron Aldahan LiQuan is a meklan.

A foul creature, an agent of darker powers, manifest in forbidden technology and vile intentions. The evidence has been provided to our allies and the SSS.

This creature must be destroyed. His labs and the means of his corruption must be ceased. His whole House must be purged of this taint for there can be no doubt it is a Meklan Hive Mind.

The Elders will devote all their energies, their fangs, claws and the might of the Nation's arsenal to this task.

The Nation calls on the Human Empire to assist and purge itself of this corruption. It calls on all sentients who value their own freedom to stand with us and disavow this creature.

Foolish humans, you do not know what dark forces this thing will unleash. Today we must stand or tomorrow we will all share its fate.

*** WE ARE THE VOICE OF THE PACK ***


Shocking Revelations Part 3

DTR Press Release.

The Detinus Republic is gravely alarmed following the revelation that the Baron LiQuan has been subject to the meklanisation process.

For a major political figure to have been contaminated without detection leads us to question the entire security of the Peripheries, and the security of Whatsisface Lysander. The Detinus Republic is initiating emergency procedures to identify if any other Meklan imposters are walking amongst us.

The Detinus Republic calls for senior figures within the House LiQuan to surrender the Meklan Baron immediately, so that he can be deactivated, and for the House LiQuan to subject themselves to stringent widespread testing procedures to ensure the entire organisation has not become a Meklan hive. Failure to comply will result in the assumption that the HLQ have become a Meklan Hive Mind, thus necessitating Appropriate Measures.

The Detinus Republic is aware of the great threat to humanity, and all sentient lifeforms, that the Meklan represent.

Signed. Cassius Jerusalem, DTR Foreign Minister, on behalf of the Speaker and Senate.


From The Imperial News Wire

We have some shocking vid, if there are small children about, now is a good time to have them leave the room as we will be showing it uncensored across our viewing audience. Ready?

Quote:
Special Action/Masada/A Very Undiplomatic Departure/210.31
Following the lift-off of His Majesty Emperor Lysander, family and
entourage aboard the Confederate vessel, IMP Viceroy Ike Krieger orders
this vessel to leave the starbase House LiQuan (3498).
Following a salute and a smart about turn, Ike then proceeds to drop his
trousers, effectively insulting the massed Confederate dignitaries.
Though the Baron is not in residence at this time, his hot-headed son is
and takes great umbrage at this.
Snatching a gun from a shocked Praetorian Guard he opens fire as the ship
lifts off. The distance is large, the target small and Demetrius is shaking
in anger. This proves sufficient to put his aim off and only a few hairs
are singed before the airlock automatically cycles closed.


This has been a speechless Suzy Soo reporting from the Capellan Periphery Times.


FET Fashion

Peculiar orders have been going in for large quantities of womens clothing to be delivered to FET Headquarters throughout the Peripheries, as rumours circulate that the official dress for all FET officers will now be that of a harmless little old lady.


Pirates

A new class of pirate vessel has been spotted in the Persia system:

PIRATE SHIP LUCIFER'S REVENGE (95628) - {50 Normal Hulls}
Fallen Archangel Class Explorer {Light Ablative Armour}

Anybody with any details of who/what/where/why/when is invited to contact the newsroom.



BREAKING NEWS

Dewiek ground forces have attempted to storm the Baron LiQuans vessel before it could take off from MOH Pigsty.

185 Dewiek Veteran Marines, attacked the thirty or so defenders of the HLQ Ship Baron's Rest.

A brilliant flash of light, and deafening explosion hurls all combatants to the ground. As smoke and dust clear, it becomes apparent that something incredible has happened - the Kastorian System Weapon has been fired!

But not, it would seem, at the Meklan Baron, instead the fire seems to have been directed at the Dewiek party, for violating the Yank peace accords.

The intervention of the System Weapon has allowed the Barons ship to fire thrusters and make good his escape!



Periphery Classifieds


New Market

Kourrda Gentle and not-so-gentle beings.

I would like to draw your attention to a new market in Yank.

IND Meteora 3914 located on the planet Stack is in the market for shipbuilding components.

For anyone leaving Halo with empty holds then all my requirements can be bought at MOH Tentative Steps and a substantial profit can be made for such a short and simple run.

Please use the Hiport for any transactions and appreciate Meteora is fully licensed by the Junta. If you land you will be boarded.

Good Day


Open For Business

The dive bars of Python Base on Desire in Ophidius are now open for "Recreation Visits".


From The Nexus

Recruitment Message.

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Hi,

I'm looking for one or two experienced or eager-to-learn players to help run the DEN going forward. Partly asking because I fear the post-holiday lack of enthusiasm will result in me dropping what is a really good scenario / set up before it gets truly underway and partly because there's a fair bit of fun to be shared going forward.

Why you might consider this:

- DEN have a fantastic and mysterious history, culture, technology (some stuff you won't see elsewhere)
- There are a number of story arcs at work and many big red buttons to press if you've never been given the opportunity
- If you want to experience the thrill of combat, then I can assure you the DEN will be at war with someone or another, sooner or later
- There are 14 currently active bases and a couple mothballed seed-bases. So plenty of choice in that department. Most have been done up recently but plenty of room to expand / refine.
- If exploration is your thing then there is more virgin territory than you can shake a stick at (ooh stick! throw it!) including some of most interesting features in space from ring worlds to the stomping grounds of the TCA.
- If you prefer a trader's life then the DEN could be just your thing as well. Rich worlds, rich Nation, lots of possibilities to trade uniques, technology or whatever.

What you should expect:

- Not a quiet life.
- Real power and responsibility within the affiliation and a good possibility of taking over when Adoqhina passes on.
- A well-organised, high communication PD with a decent understanding of game mechanics and politics.
- An interesting scenario that will call on Bismarckian levels of skill and luck to see through to the end.

If you're bored or willing to try something new, drop me a PM.

cheers,

Sid


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War!

Perhaps unsurprisingly following the outcome of the duel, the Dewiek Elder Nation have declared war against the House LiQuan.


Meklan Scandal

The Meklanisation of the Baron LiQuan continues to cause shockwaves this week, with the Baron forced to make the following public statement where he confesses that he has indeed had himself converted into a Meklan, and that it wasn't a look-a-like that took part in the duel against Eldar Silvermane.

"Greeting all sentient beings. As you know the baron places his honour and that of his house above all things. He has not done anything in his life to which he is ashamed off. He has made mistakes yet takes steps to correct them. He is misunderstood by the band wagon jumping enemy, a man in his position generates.

On week 32 the baron took the following steps. Fearing an upcoming combat following acceptance of a challenge by a Dewiek has forced the baron to seek unusual precautions. He orders the research staff to augment his physical body through experimental use of meklan technology. They fear that any inducement of nanites and hardware in this field will eventually overtake the recipient, turning him into a meklan. He overrides them and submits to their tentative ministrations.

Finally he steps out of the chamber seemingly unchanged except for putting on a further 225kg and setting off every security alarm in the building The technicians say that they have incorporated a firewall to the brainstem which should stop the nanites from completing the meklanisation process. If nanites are detected in the brain, the firewall will shut down the brain automaticlly, effectively killing the baron.

This may seem like a drastic step but to duel hand to hand with a DEN Elder is certain death. Steps have to be taken to protect the house no matter what the cost. Now the baron has gained time to ensure his house is ready for the coming struggle. Plus the look on Silvermains face has I stove in his chest Priceless.

Here is the battle report from the Barons perspective:

Awesome breakfast, though it is quite ruined by the smell of wet dog and what with the howling all night. The baron greets the various apprehensive looking judges and has a stern word with his valet about packing the wrong shirt for a wrestling match. Nothing for it but to strip down to the waist like some back-street ruffian. Big bugger and no mistake - got to be well over two metres, thinks the baron to himself as he steps into the clearing - so what sort of taunt will be best to rile the beast?

Then the dewiek is on him and he would be dead if his body hadn't taken control without informing his mind. A slither of pain tells how close it was and the ugly brute is licking noble blood from its talons. A sudden change in the face of the Dewiek warns the baron that it is on to him, it knows his secret but then it is down and the baron is as surprised as everybody around him to discover that he has just smashed through its chest with a punch - staving in its vitals. Into the shocked silence, the Baron thanks everybody for attending, turns and leaves, donning his shirt from his stunned valet on his way back for second breakfast - damn but these Mohache are fine chefs. Maybe he will be allowed to keep the Silvermane's hide for a nice rug?"


When asked for a response, a spokesman from the DTR Foreign Ministry said, "The Baron has condemned himself, he says firewalls were put in place to protect his mind from the Meklan nanites? And then he says that during the fight, those same Meklan nanites took control, 'and he would be dead if his body hadn't taken control without informing his mind…' The Baron is a fool to think he can control Meklan technology, the technology is already taking him over without his awareness! the DTR simply cannot countenance a Meklan being in charge of a Noble House."

In related news we have learnt that a senior representative of the CIA is due to attend the Detinus Senate to make an emergency statement.

It is also understood that retired leader of the Detinus Republic, Michelle 'Thunderboots' Diaz, has returned from her holidays specifically when she learnt of the threat posed to the Peripheries by the Meklan, and that she has her ass-kicking shoes well and truly on.


Tea And Crumpets

Anonymous reports are coming into the news-desk that prices of tea and crumpets have soared in the galaxy as the DTR have raised their alert level from "Totally Asleep" to "Endless Committees." Rumours persist of a massive DEN buyout of tea and crumpet futures prior to the trial of LiQuan.

An anonymous Mohache told this reporter, "Ah you've seen right through us, yes, we're withholding the tea and crumpets in an inhuman experiment to see what the effect will be on Detinus government processes." Meanwhile, the Wimble Grandfather was not available for comment.


From The DEN Elder Council

The Elder Council did not meet on the fourth great tide. By tradition the long mourning period broken by a funeral hunt could not begin until the corpse of Silvermane was a pyre in the void and the Elders had taken the unusual step of allowing the human Githyanki time to examine the body. A fool's errand it was but the Elders had to give their allies every chance to act.

Adoqhina had taken a shuttle to the northern ice fields where she sat alone, far from the whispers of her children. She deactivated the cybernetics and was for a time just an old Dewiek. She could hear nothing but the cold wind and the soft patter of her guards keeping a respectful distance. Her memories were just her own, the visions ceased and she knelt down and wept.

The Elders of the Council mourned in their own ways. Most through the bravado of age, plied each other drinks and indulged in moon talk about the glorious war they would unleash. On occasion, their tempers would flare and tables, chairs and each other would be mistaken for the enemy. The short-lived brawls would peter out or be broken up by brave Dewiek who struggled to contain the rage. Eventually, they would pass out in a huddle where they were and when one let out a sad whelp, others would soon follow.

The packs who rode the great star machines or were stationed in the field of shuttles ready to be dropped on the enemy were not allowed to drink. For them the surreal sight of the Nation in mourning for an Elder was something they had not encountered before in their relatively young lives. The tension was intense, compounded by orders to dock rather than immediately attack the enemy. Those who were stationed on the great guardians of the Gifts or orbiting the worlds of the Nation, were even more confused and distressed. Every passing vessel that was not of the Nation was scanned in earnest. Humans were in the minds of the packs a growing threat: "If a Meklan sits next to the Imperial throne then how long before they are all Meklans?" they wondered.

The cubs had decided to continue their "game" and had turned their den into the "Foreign Ministry." Death was a mystery to them still and they could only understand it through the lens of scientific examination. Feeling the psychic trauma of an Elders death all around them, their young minds instead decided to play. A new practice had emerged in the den where each cub would roleplay one of the many voices they picked up on the subspace. The cubs were naive but skilled imitators. The cub playing the Baron had taken soft metal sheets around himself and mocked the cubs playing the Detinus with "Has if you would" or "Has you like it" whilst beating them over the head ineffectually.

Adoqhina rose from the ground and made her way to the shuttle. Her guardians stepped back in and asked her if she was ready to return. She sat silently for some time before responding.

"No, there is one more thing I need to do" she said emphatically. The shuttle revved its engines and lifted to the skies. The Wolf Mother would have to wait. A mother needed to see the body of her son before she would resume that burden.


Problems For The Mohache

Renegade Kanjis grudge against the Mohache has flared into armed conflict this week, as he has begun operations against MOH facilities in the Halo Periphery:


"Kourrda Gentle and Not-So-Gentle Beings,

Yesterday on the planet of Arinna in the Halo system of Hittite my brave forces stormed and captured the OP WMB Wimble Downs (50486).

One can question the sentience and intelligence of Wimbles (little better than animals in my own mind) but 80 or so of them were smart enough to leave as my startroopers landed. However 161 were foolish enough to stay.

These 161 are now my prisoners and I fully intend to flay the flesh from their bones unless one of the following 2 things happens.

1) The MOH pay me my $1,000,000

2) Some other faction pays me $100 per 'man'

I want payment by stardate 35.1.

The torture and death of these unfortunates can be laid directly at the door of the MOH and their greedy Nookta. I am merely the physical manifestation of that greed.

Good Day

Kanji."


Demons On The Attack

Hungry demons are once again prowling the space lanes:

PIRATE SHIP Azazael (13129)

Quote:
Attempting to board RIP SHIP Pacifics (37875).
Approaching target:

Boarding Action for the Control of RIP Pacifics (37875)
-------------------------------------------------------
Round 1: Battle is dominated by Defender
Defender held control [100%]

Attacking RIP Pacifics (37875)
------------------------------
Round 1: 450 Demons - 80 [4500] damage
Round 2: 445 Demons - 110 [4450] damage
Round 3: 434 Demons - 70 [4340] damage
Round 4: 431 Demons - 90 [4310] damage

Incoming Fire from RIP Pacifics (37875)
---------------------------------------
Round 1: 50 Human Crew - 5 [50] damage
Round 2: 42 Human Crew - 11 [42] damage
Round 3: 31 Human Crew - 3 [31] damage
Round 4: 24 Human Crew - 6 [24] damage


PIRATE SHIP Lucifer's Revenge (95628)

Quote:
Attempting to board RIP SHIP Pacifics (37875).
Approaching target:

Boarding Action for the Control of RIP Pacifics (37875)
Round 1: Battle is dominated by Defender
Defender held control [100%]

Attacking RIP Pacifics (37875)
Round 1: 450 Demons - 90 [4500] damage
Round 2: 449 Demons - 70 [4490] damage

Incoming Fire from RIP Pacifics (37875)
Round 1: 7 Human Crew - 0 [7] damage
8 Human Veteran Crew - 2 [16] damage
Round 2: 1 Human Crew - 0 [1] damage
5 Human Veteran Crew - 6 [10] damage


The RIP Pacifics is now listing crewless in space, as the organic Fallen Archangels slip away to feast again another day.

The hungry demons clearly show no interest in capturing ships, they truly are simply interested in devouring the flesh of their victims.


Retirement

Duke Githyanki, the Imperial patrol commissioner has announced that with immediate effect he is retiring from office and the IMP Command Council, due to irreconcilable differences.

It is not known if the Duke is retiring from public life altogether, or if he is seeking alternative employment. Either way, we here at the SSS wish our biggest fan, all the best.


IDC Under Attack

A lone IDC Indiaman class freighter has been destroyed by two Independent ships belonging to the renegade Kanji, the Indiaman was classified as a passenger liner. It is as of yet unknown how many lifeforms might have been killed in the attack.


Possibly Not An Official Press Release From The Halo Tourist Board

Greetings Gentle and Not-So-Gentle Beings,

For those of you passing through the wormhole between Agripeta and Yank today there are some interesting sights.

Look left and you will see a debris cloud that was formerly MOH Ship Bacc Lon Juuxta. Formerly a 50LH barge, all passers-by are welcome, even encouraged, to help themselves to any items in the debris that tickle their fancy.

Look right and you will see the MOH Ship Bacc Lon Juule limping back to Tentative Steps for repair. All passers-by are welcome, even encouraged, to take a potshot at this ship and its cowardly captain.

I would like to publically praise the Captain of the Iron Mayfly (Kll'kllk) for showing outstanding courage and skill in taking down these vessels

This announcement was sponsored by the Agripetan Tourist Information Executive.


Crazed Speculation

Rumour has it an IND flagged vessel thought to belong to Krazy
Kastorian Kanji was seen negotiating a very expensive purchase of WoMD
launchers from the Dewiek Embassy in Yank for the princely sum of
$5000 each. Guess noone told KKK he could have easily built one by
converting any old missile launcher.

A Dewiek spokesperson said it was not the Nation's policy to discuss
business transactions with the press but added "If some fool wants to
buy our publicly listed stock of antimatter weapons at the kind of
prices we charge we are always happy to part them from their cash. We
do put little labels on them saying they're novelty items from a more
primitive age. You know... before ISR fields and all that gubbins. Now
where's my beer?"


Aquaphibs On The Rampage

Strange reports are reaching the news-room that bands of usually peaceful Aquaphib mercenaries have taken up arms to serve in IND battlegroups.


Renegade Kanji Brutalises SSS Editor (and his prisoners)

Our newsroom has received the following transmission. Viewers of a sensitive disposition may want to look away now, as this report contains shocking footage.


"Greeting Editor,

I have some footage that may be of interest to your publication and readers. I would very much like it if you would publish it so the peripheries can see what a cowardly dog Norozov is at heart.

If you do not publish then I will be displeased and will begin a feasibility study into your torture and death.

Have a nice day

Kanji.

Action:
Kanji orders his loyal veterans and hive to beat Zuvoro Norozov (40439) senseless. Once senseless Kanji intends beat him a little more then to poke out Norozov's right eye and cut off his left hand.

The eye in parody of his beloved Viceroy and the hand to symbolise the loss of the his Security Director, the 'Left Hand' of the FET CEO.

Pahl Kantner (32017) is simply given a good old fashioned beating. Nothing personal just for the hell of it.

The Officers are ordered to take Norozov and Kantner to orbit of Mobile Bay and deliver them to FET Free Coalition (604). They will then wait for further orders.

Result:
Special Action/FET Zuvoro Norozov/Last Encounter with Kanji/210.34
So ZN is looking to pull a Roy, fool me twice, shame on me...
"Let him swim through shit, then I will meet him!" orders Kanji.
He watches the security cameras as Zuvoro clambers through the waste systems of the ship for a while before making his way to the cargo bay, the destination of the glorious leader.
The bedraggled man clambers from the sludge, clear in Kanji's low-light visor.
Kanji flicks the lights on and Zuvoro is blinded, startled in place as Kanji claps, stepping forward into the spotlights.
"Ah, my old friend, up to the neck in it as always!" He steps from the shadows to loom over Norozov, "Beat him, but keep him conscious," he orders the very marines Zuvoro has blown a fortune on.
Kanji watches as the president's ribs crack and blood sprays from mouth and nose.
"I wonder if your master will be flattered by your new look?" Kanji questions aloud as he casually thrusts a welding torch into the eye of Zuvoro. "They say that about imitation, don't you know." A scream magnitudes louder than any before erupts from the man, "and the loss of your right hand man should have a physical reminder."
Zuvoro slips into unconsciousness.
"Take him to FET Free Coalition," commands Kanji, stooping to pick up the severed hand and toss it to a marine. "Clean this up and bring it to me."


Press Release

210.34.4 Public Press release from the offices of the Lost Planet Airmen Enterprises, an FET affiliate.

As of 210.34.2 the renegade Kanji has finally followed thru on his various promises to release his remaining FET hostages. However, this was not done without some further retribution, viciousness, and downright meanness on Kanji's part. Before releasing the 2 hostages, Zuvoro Norozov and Pahl Kantner, he indulged in further torture. After a severe beating, breaking ribs etc, Kanji "removed" ZN'left eye with a welding torch, saying that this made ZN a weak imitation of ZN' Imperial master. He then cut off ZN's left hand to signify ZN' loss of his good "left hand" man, as Kanji had always portrayed himself. Finally, Pahl Kantner was beaten black 7 blue, just for the sheer fun of it. The 2 hostages were then dropped off at safe, but undisclosed to the public, location. Further details of this ugly incident will not be released or discussed, due to various security concerns.

Biil Graeme
Public Relations Office of the LPAE


Fashion News

But have you heard the latest fashion in the Inner Confederacy is the Meklan Look?

In the last week several ' Society' people were seen wearing designer silver outfits with matching 'metallic' look faces. Is this movement mocking the baron LiQuan or supporting him?

Why are some of the designer suits are marked MOH?

Will this fashion catch on in the Darkfold ?

We await the upcoming public appearances of Emperor Lysander, to see if he or any of his entourage are also embracing Meklanisation By Fashion.


Periphery Classifieds


Shipping

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Blackstar Shipping Consortium is a newly formed subsidiary company of the FET. We are currently looking into the possibility of establishing an arm of the company dedicated to the supply of bases in the Halo systems with rapid turn around times. If you own a base in the Halo systems that requires more attention from traders and suppliers then contact the BSSC via private message. Thank you for your time.

Mr Matheson,
Blackstar Shipping Consortium,
FET Subsidiary.


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***** Inter Galactic News *****

*** Wimbles Crisis Solved ***

The Wimble Crisis of 217 has come to an end with the human Baron making way to the wimble Grandfather Paden Mastaak. Celebrations were held in Wimbledon upon the news with crack teams of Wimble security staff guarding all the pies.

It’s unclear how long the Wimbles will enjoy this new era of peace and self-determination.

Vocal Wimble Dinasha, one of Paden’s early backers, has chosen this precarious moment to bait Dewiek, Flagritz and humans who were initially disposed to be friendly to the new administration. Whilst the Wimbles' history with the former-slave-loving Flagritz could be understood, their animosity towards the Dewiek and humans was more mysterious. One insider alluded to a rise in the number of cases of foot-and-mouth across the herd as being a likely cause.

Inside this issue of the SSS: * Storm in a Teacup *** Yahn Bares All * &etc

 
***** Inter Galactic News *****

*** Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door ***

The stargates are closed! Reports from multiple sources indicate at least three of the stargates, all within Dewiek controlled systems, have been closed.

Two different sources have indicated that the TCA have been spotted recently in a number of systems and may be behind this turn of events. A scan sent to the SSS indicated eight TCA ships were recently spotted first in the Faery system and later near the Kasmer stargate.

Another source, suspiciously put the blame on the ARC, suggesting the ARC and DEN were working together because they “need to trap [the TCA] and try and finish them off after the DEN bodged their operation to protect the ARC while they incinerated the MEK homeworld, which ended up with several ARC ships being destroyed and the job only being half done."

However, with no public statement from the Dewiek themselves, its hard to know whether these rumours are reliable.

Lord Igor of the Dominion and Erasmus Andersen of the Garcia Family both offered public apologies at the delay in meeting their trade commitments because of the recent closures. The not-so-subtle subtext being that someone will pay with blood for this interference in their business. Or at least with a stealthy price rise.

Inside this issue of the SSS: * Wimble Civil Strife * Who Sniffs the Sniffers? * Largin’ It * &etc

 
***** Inter Galactic News *****

*** Videtis quantum scelus contra rem publicam vobis nuntiatum sit? ***

The Flagritz Empire is no more! The Flagritz Republic is reborn! Quick on the heel of the collapse of the Empire, the Fessin caste declared a new era of foreign and economic policy with a rapid withdrawal behind the Black Gate.

The new ecologically-friendly Prime Minister Kayxaer, asked for patience as “economic” reforms were undertaken. It remains to be seen whether there will be any price to pay for the dramatic changes being made by the reclusive Flagritzi or whether it will all be sunshine and rainbows going forward.

Inside this issue of the SSS: * Large at Large * &etc

 
***** Inter Galactic News *****

*** Bravo for Freedom ***

Naplian Forces have attacked three human pirate outposts in the Morroglyph system. A spokesperson for Naplia HQ told the press that the plucky duct-tape loving free people would continue their war against slavers and pirates in their home periphery.

One salty Naplian libertarian told the SSS, “The people of the Naplian Home Periphery are sick and tired of human criminals coming here just because their homeworld is an overcrowded hell. It’s time for them to go back home.”

Inside this issue of the SSS: * Igor of Fang and Horns * Admiral Loves Dick Turpin * &etc

 
***** Inter Galactic News *****

.What is It?
..a wOrmhOle?.
…No.. worse..
….the KANG singularity!…
…..It pulls us IN…..
……lOOks sO familiar……
…….yet so strange…….
……..what is……..
………that?……..

*** Flagritz Liberalise Economy ***

In good news for all the galaxy the Flagritzi have vowed to liberate all slaves across their Empire. Furthermore, the hectapods have given up eating other sentient species; taking up a strict diet of veganism and soy chai lattes. Sales of turtle neck sweaters and Forbidden Fruit laptops have skyrocketed.

The news was cautiously welcomed by the benevolent Felini Tyranny who looked forward to reducing the War phase of their daily Nap-Lick-Nap-War-Nap-Eat-Sleep cycle to a perfunctory forty winks.

Inside this issue of the SSS: * Baron Womble * A Short History of the DPP * &etc

 
***** Inter Galactic News *****

*** Empire Strikes: Solo ***

A massive fleet of some 1600 warships, including large numbers of super-heavy capital 300 and 400 hullers, attacked the DEN in the Solo system, catching them with their metaphorical pants down. The DEN gate platform and some two hundred DEN freighters were subject to antimatter missiles amongst other high tech ordinance.

Jack the lad, Viceroy of the Empire, claimed a victory for freedom and the Imperial (right of) way leaving the sullen Dewiek unusually unresponsive.

With DOM platforms firing on CIA ships, will the IMP now demand the DOM add them to the Do Not Fire lists as well? And what exactly is the nature of the DOM and DEN alliance in light of the sustained attack from the Empire? And will the DEN’s alien friends stand idly by as the Empire fleet camps in the vital gate system of Solo? How will the DEN retaliate for this action or are they ready to roll over and have their bellies rubbed?

All this remains unknown. All that is certain is the “feel good” factor across the DTR has increased, with citizens reassured that for some time yet, they may continue in their slumber with the easy assurance that their number is not coming up anytime soon.

Inside this issue of the SSS: * New BHD Guy * DOM Statement * &etc

 
***** Inter Galactic News *****

*** To Ur Is Dewiek ***

Dewiek forces had a hefty smackdown against the mysterious living ships known as the T’Cath (TCA). Seven adult TCA 400 hull capital ships, each firing eight of their notorious plasma cannons, were killed by a DEN and DOM fleet of some 700 ships.

Of the minimal losses suffered by the DEN / DOM, one-eyed Magnus and Nevets Motnhap of the FEL were amongst the dead.

Inside this issue of the SSS: * Caribbean Congo Continues * Ur Witness Report * * Hive Briefing * &etc

 
***** Inter Galactic News *****

*** The Long Quiet Season ***

Listen…
There’s no sound of anger or of annoyance,
There’re neither cruisers racing on the jump lanes
Nor there jump lanes for them to race on,
There’re neither monks chanting on the battlegrounds
Nor bells calling us to the True One.
There’s neither the lightning cracking of the sky
Nor the persistent Naplians pattering on my roof.
There’s no Dewiek arm in arm to admire the magnificent view
There’re no war drums to feed Human ears
Nor Hive sirens to steal the boredom away
There’s no unfamiliar wing creeping underneath the Falconian sun
Nor floods to enshroud the Aquaphid grounds
The land lies lonely out here
On this lazy summer’s day
There’s no pollution to poison the airs of Inversion
Nor forests to give them life
All I hear is the hushing sound of the wind
Assisting the sand to fall into beautiful undulations.

Whilst we’ve been away: * Operation Giantslayer * Naplian Liberation * Back in the DTTR * &etc

 
***** Inter Galactic News *****

*** Falconians Saved ***

The Imperials have cunningly saved the Falconian Republic from being consumed by the Dewiek Elder Nation and at no small cost to the DEN either. Whilst the new pro tem Consul crowed about the “victory”, all former FCN systems besides Acropolis have been taken over by the two warring Empires - Human and Flagritz.

Was it all worth it? For the IMP / GTT it clearly was, for the movement of a few hundred thousand troops is surely nothing to the cost they endured trying to and failing to knock the DEN out of Solo after the fact. The FCN now plucked off most of their navy and wider assets are a tiny nothing of their former self. The DEN may have resorted to some dirty namecalling but can the costs endured to save an enfeebled FCN have really been worth it? Time will tell.

Inside this issue of the SSS: * INDignation * FELicitous Caribbean * Nah Plan for Naplia * Mercs Trouble DEN * &etc

 

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