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04-01-2008: SUBSPACE STATIC: 208 WEEK 1 DAY 5  [Recruit]

***** Inter Galactic Festivity *****

*** Battlefield ***

More skirmishing has broken out with Flagritz forces continuing to probe Consortium defences in and around the Battlefield system.

A single FLZ metal tracker class sensor ship has been destroyed by the SMS platform Bosworth in the outer quadrants of the system.


*** Independents Destroyed ***

Two IND freighters belonging to Ramjet Enterprises have fallen foul of the long-standing Falconian opposition to those who fly IND flags.

The following communication came from the head offices of Ramjet Enterprises:

"Members of the FCN.

My two captains had a touch of amnesia yesterday and with a fresh load
of Booker Steaks headed for Acropolis.

They managed to escape today after jettisoning the cargo, but I fear
that tomorrow may see my two small trade ships in tiny pieces.

If you have time to react could I ask you to remove IND from your
targeting list for one day?

If there is not time we will have to see what tomorrow brings, but I
feel it could be messy.

Rachel Ramjet
Soon to be Ex-IND Ramjet Transport."

We understand in a seasonal burst of goodwill, the FCN have offered to replace the two destroyed vessels.


*** Mercs ***

A curious story has reached our newsroom regarding some prisoners recently picked up from destroyed FLZ warships.

SMS sources indicate that before they would agree to be picked up from their floating hulks, a group of Naplian mercenaries demanded payment before effectively signing on with the SMS.

Exasperated SMS commanders eventually agreed to pay them their stellars, simply to expedite their rescue.


*** Storm ***

The Krell have launched another strike against FCN positions on the surface of Inversion.

IGN/SSS reporters who have recently been snuck onto Inversion and stationed with the Krell resistance were able to report on the incident first hand. We have the following report transmitted in short-hand:

"KRL warships arrive in orbit with 'support/defend' Krell on lists.

KRL freighters successfully re-supply and militarise a GP, which has remained docked with a FCN-seized ex-Krell mining outpost for 2 months. Remove Thorlium, modules and ground transport; Deliver shuttles, warbots, mercenaries & a Tank(1).

GP re-flagged as 'Black Rat' to support GP 'Bloody Fist' which has just docked with FCN Outpost 'Goths Folly', after walking all the way from the ruins of Vjun, but not yet attacked.

Black Rat takes off - and triggers battle with outpost it had just been docked with. Everybody piles in.

Everything goes boom, typically Krell, explosions and death. Mostly amongst the Krell ranks.

Inversion is possibly the most dingy station for any reporter this side of the Boomerang Firestorms. Please send expensive foreign restaurants."

It is understood the Krell assault took out 17 mines and 8000 mus of Thorlium, for heavy losses.


*** FET Press Release ***

Greetings gentlebeings of the Peripheries.

A few years ago, week 31 of the year 200 to be precise the FET Starbase Alderaan(4316)located on the planet Thorax in the Schrike system opened fire on and destroyed the IND ship Rubber Duck(752)that was enroute to trade with the GTT base also located on Thorax. As well as the loss of life that resulted in the destruction a substantial amount of stellars was also lost.
The ship belonged to a fleet controlled by the IND trading company known as Alexander Enterprises.
Although at the time FET had a policy of shooting all IND ships that entered orbit of our bases due to some IND working with our enemies we had not recently reminded the citizens of the peripheries of said policy.
That was remiss of us. The result of all this has caused bad feeling between FET and Alexander Enterprises who I believe now oversee and advise the KST in the Kastor system.

FET regret the destruction of the IND ship Rubber Duck and we hope that in this new era of peace that is hopefully about to be agreed between the warring human affiliations we can learn from our past mistakes and start to live along side each other in peaceful cooperation.

Thank you for your time.

I wish you all a happy and prosperous year 208.

Yours.

Zuvoro Norozov.
FET CEO.


*** FET Press Release ***

Greetings.

Almost a year ago FET supplied the FLZ with certain goods with a value of 153,600 stellars.

FET authorised the FLZ to pick up these items from FET Tortuga on the understanding that the FLZ would deliver the payment for these goods to another FET base nearer FLZ territory. This never happened.

I realise that the FLZ leadership has changed several times this year, but each successive leader has promised payment and FET are still waiting and have now lost patience.

If the current leadership would like to contact me privately(all the peripheries know you are active again with recent military actions)hopefully we can sort this debt out.

If no communication is forth coming or the FLZ refuse to honour the debt I will have no alternative but to request permission from the Imperial services to either close down FLZ access to Imperial space or allow FET to conduct limited actions against the FLZ in an attempt to take possession of FLZ assets to cover the outstanding debt.

Thank you.
Zuvoro Norozov.
FET CEO.

Stardate:207.52.


*** Further FLZ Debts ***

Our reporters have learnt that as well as having a significant debt owed to the FET, the FLZ are also in debt to the GTT and the QNG.


***** Periphery Classifieds *****


*** Civilians Wanted ***

Greetings Sentients,

I am looking to purchase 2000 civilians of any racial type. Anyone
interested in making a deal please contact me with a price quote. I may
be willing to work out a deal for lesser quantities as well.

Thanks,
Evan Merrick, AFT


*** Trucks Wanted ***

The Iron Breth'ren (QNG) is interested in purchasing 25-30 trucks
(794). Please forward your best price to Kantnerrocs@webbwireless(dot)
net. Thank you!

Master ib Kl'kkl'kk of the Iron Breth'ren


*** Contact ***

New Darien.

Could the person running this base please contact me.

I wish to talk about trade

Roland
GTT


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11-01-2008: SUBSPACE STATIC: 208 WEEK 2 DAY 5  [Recruit]

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

*** Locals Boycott Imperial Starbase ***

Reports of disquiet in the Inner Empire are starting to surface, with news that the Imperial Services are running into a few problems with planetary populations who supported the departed GCS.

The Imperial News Wire has been carrying the following story:

"Subsequent to the removal of a GCS Starbase in the Tau Ceti system by GTT and IMP forces the local government, apparently ardent GCS supporters, have ordered a boycott of the Imperial Starbase on the planet. Negotiations are in progress to convince them of the inevitability of the regime change in the old Inner Empire systems."


*** Flagritz Assault ***

The Flagritz Empire has launched a successful strike against Falconian interests in their home system of Acropolis.

Approximately 100 heavy Flagritz warships attacked 30 Falconian Destroyers, destroying almost all of them for the loss of one small FLZ escort.

The Falconian ships are understood to have been normal hulled, making them easy prey for the larger heavier Flagritz baseships.


*** Skirmish In Acropolis ***

In a separate action in Acropolis, a large Falconian patrol intercepted a small group of Flagritz vessels consisting of a gun boat, an ambush class destroyer, and a Dominator class capital ship.

It is understood that the Flagritz Dominator was acting as the command and control vessel for the larger Baseship fleet that struck the 30 Falconian Destroyers.

All three Flagritz vessels were destroyed.


*** Battlefield ***

The SMS have released figures on the numbers of Flagritz prisoners that have been taken in recent actions in the Battlefield system. The tally reads as follows:

| PRISONERS
|
| 80 Flagritz Prisoner (599)
| 45 Hive Prisoner (567)
| 29 Human Prisoner (503)
| 68 Naplian Prisoner (551)
| 1 Uth'ma (#1) {FLZ Prisoner}
| 1 Swarm Master (#3) {FGZ Prisoner}


*** Accidental Weapons Discharge ***

The FET is reporting the accidental attack of a KST vessel in orbit of Utopia in the Capellan system. The KST freighter dumped cargo and fled, at which point the FET Starbase New Kyoto picked up the debris field.

The FET Director has issued an apology for the attack, and offered to return the cargo. The captain of the FET vessel who opened fire is currently facing a board of enquiry.


*** Pirates ***

The Wolfpack mercenary pirates have been in action again, this time destroying the Wimble vessel Nan's Butter Pudding.

According to Wimble sources a zip squeal from the black box recorder of the Wimble vessel has been received with the following battle summary:

---------------------------Battle Summary------------------------

PIRATE Wolfpack (503) - Ship
Sol Missile Ship Class Capital Ship {Heavy Armour}
Armour: 79.4 Scints: 12.5 Shields: 1223(24.8)
Hull Damage: 1.1%
Targeted by PIRATE Wolfpack (86152) - 436 [1200] Damage
Attacking PIRATE Wolfpack (79910) - 374 [800] Damage
PIRATE Wolfpack (212) - Ship
Sol Missile Ship Class Capital Ship {Heavy Armour}
Armour: 80.0 Scints: 15.0 Shields: 1364(26.2)
Attacking PIRATE Wolfpack (63752) - 311 [800] Damage
PIRATE Wolfpack (43957) - Ship
Sol Missile Ship Class Capital Ship {Heavy Armour}
Armour: 100.0 Scints: 13.5 Shields: 1132(23.8)
Hull Damage: 1.1%
Targeted by PIRATE Wolfpack (63752) - 308 [1000] Damage
Targeted by PIRATE Wolfpack (79910) - 409 [1100] Damage
Attacking PIRATE Wolfpack (63752) - 206 [700] Damage
PIRATE Wolfpack (86152) - Ship
Sol Missile Ship Class Capital Ship {Heavy Armour}
Armour: 80.0 Scints: 12.5 Shields: 1366(26.2)
Attacking PIRATE Wolfpack (503) - 436 [1200] Damage
PIRATE Wolfpack (63752) - Ship
Sol Missile Ship Class Capital Ship {Heavy Armour}
Armour: 80.0 Scints: 13.5 Shields: 1133(23.8)
Hull Damage: 1.1%
Targeted by PIRATE Wolfpack (212) - 311 [800] Damage
Targeted by PIRATE Wolfpack (43957) - 206 [700] Damage
Attacking PIRATE Wolfpack (43957) - 308 [1000] Damage
PIRATE Wolfpack (79910) - Ship
Sol Missile Ship Class Capital Ship {Heavy Armour}
Armour: 80.0 Scints: 10.0 Shields: 1248(25.0)
Hull Damage: 1.1%
Targeted by PIRATE Wolfpack (503) - 374 [800] Damage
Attacking PIRATE Wolfpack (43957) - 409 [1100] Damage
WMB Nan's Batter Pudding (67368) - Ship
Ma'xe-biya Class Freighter {No Armour}
Hull Damage: 21.7%
Targeted by PIRATE Raptor 01 (20725) - 1500 [1500] Damage
Attacking PIRATE Raptor 01 (20725) - 0 [0] Damage
INTEGRITY BREAKDOWN - Ship reduced to debris
PIRATE Raptor 01 (20725) - Ship
Broadsword Class Heavy Cruiser {Heavy Armour}
Armour: 80.0 Scints: 6.1
Destroyed WMB Nan's Batter Pudding (67368) - 1500 [1500] Damage

---------------------------------------------------

Whilst the WMB captain is likely to receive a severe talking to should he ever actually return to us, it has reduced our feelings of anger to see the facts of damage caused in the "battle". Camera footage shows pirate ships scattering as the WMB vessel came out of jump between them and catching each other in the crossfire.

There has been some confusion regarding this battle. Confusion that was thankfully cleared up by the Wolfpack themselves, when they released the following statement to the press:

***

Having looked for targets in Audrey we activate the jump engines and
just as we are leaving an IMP squad turns up to intercept us.

Somewhat surprised we arrive in Dorn to find ourselves surrounded by
over 35 COH and FCN ships. Outnumbered by 5:1 we decide to make a
tactical withdrawal. One ship is caught dozing and takes the full
firepower of the enemy fleet.

Having lost only one ship despite being heavily outnumbered we
arrive in another quad of Dorn to take stock of the day. Then to
our surprise another pirate ship passes, followed shortly by a 200
hull Wimble freighter which decides to take on all six 100 HH
warships and a 75 HH broadsword.

My fleet immediately goes into action shooting each other, while the
lone passing pirate broadsword pops the wimble freighter with a
minimum of fuss and no assistance.

Losing one ship out of seven after escaping from an IMP fleet, a
combined COH/FCN fleet and then a crazy Wimble actually looks quite
good !!

At least we still have our cloaks, jump engines and enough time to
use them both. :)

Wolfgang,
Wolfpack Squadron.

***


***** Periphery Classifieds *****


*** Blue Prints ***

Hi,
Due to a recent clear-out, I find I have two copies of the
following blueprints: Bunks (10098), and Caravel (25006) and would
be
interested in swapping for similar.

For bunks I'd be interested in something like combat engines, battle
bridge, etc. What have you got? Space or ground military preferred.

For the caravel, I'd be interested in swapping for another ship
blueprint; something smaller in a normal or heavy hull, but not
requiring advanced techs e.g yacht, courier or fast freighter, but
nothing that needs stealth plates, for instance. A blueprint
incorporating advanced internal items, such as AI navs, which
wouldn't prevent the ship being build lacking them, would be ok.

Also, I'm interested in trading for industrial modules, just a few
hundred, in Yank, but not for cash (because I haven't got any).
Anyone interested in raw materials, troops... employees maybe?
Small lots perfectly acceptable.

KrellPD aka TonyH


*** Patch Your Ship Good ***

I would like to invite everyone to take a look at the Hull Patch Price
for RIP Salachia (99627) on Mobile Bay, in Yank.
For only 50 stellars per patch, you can get your ship's maint/repair
work completed. There is just one miniscule catch-you have to contact
the Starbase governor (that would be me) PRIOR to landing (can't
emphasise this enough). The starbase's Security Chief gets really,
really upset with me if I don't provide him with an updated Authorized
Landings list first. Act now because supplies are limited and this
offer is good for only a limited time!
Who knows, with all of the savings, you may be inclined to purchase a
few of the over-priced..I mean high-quality...goods I have for sale.
Or conversely, you can go next door to the Jiggly Room and have a great
time!
We at the RIP got you covered on all angles.


*** Desperately Seeking ***

Could the owner of FLZ Dae Pri'Zeta (84160) please contact me at their
earliest convenience.

Even more specifically can the owner of position number (38114)
currently in orbit of Steel in St. Dismas please contact me.

I've been away from the game for several months (unavoidable real life
stuff getting in the way) and on returning have noted something that
seems to have happened by mistake that needs rectifying as soon as
possible.

Many thanks in advance.

Carl
AFT Maximillian Price


*** Stuff Wanted ***

Greetings and Salutations,

The RIP are proud to announce their intention to buy Technology of all sorts and substances.

We are interested in hearing from anyone who is considering selling Principles, Technologies, Blueprints and Scientists.

We are not looking for anything in particular - but are interested to know what you have and the price you are willing to sell it for.

(It seems the Jiggly profit over the festive period was more than I anticipated ... therefore I have cash to burn!)

In previous 'technology drives' I have purchased Principles as well as some of the cheaper items... so make your suggestions known.

You can do this publicly on these forums if you wish... or privately over a beer or seven at the Jiggly Room (I'll buy the beer for these discussions!).

Or just send me a subspace message!

RIP GT Spugman
Jiggly Room


*** Ships Wanted ***

Greetings sentients,

Does anyone have any ore carriers they are looking to sell?

Please let me know what the specification of the ship/s is/are and
your asking price.

AFT Maximillian Price


*** Fight hard? Have some jiggly ***

'Any battle veteran personally visiting the Jiggly Room between now and 208.3.5 will be given a free Jiggly Room Iced Tea and be entered into our daily Free Jiggly Dance draw'.

Proof of military training/deployment will be required - please show your battle wounds, severed limbs, shellshocked expression (ok ... military ID card will be accepted at a push) at the door.

Those of you who would like to regale the rest of us with your battle tales and old war stories may like to note that Thursdays will be 'open mic' night - most believable adventure yarn wins Jiggly Vouchers! *

Don't let anyone say that I don't support the military!



***** Special Report ******


*** Historical Review ***

Being an occasional series of historically important documents gleaned from the archives of sundry governments and powers.

From The Imperial Historical Department:

Cease-fire agreement in the Capellan Periphery and the Solo system between the Flagritz race and the Allied Affiliations. (Ends start week 13/199)

1. The removal of all FGZ colonies from the Capellan periphery excepting the
systems of Yank, Skord
and Twighlight.

2. The KAS will be responsible for Moving Crikity Mound in Teller, Cliriq
Demon in Inferno, Cliriq
Clatan in Inferno and Cliriq Molaka in Inferno. Confirmation to be sort by
the Imperial services
and Alliess independently.

3. The removal of all FGZ vessels from the Capellan periphery.

4. The surrender of all Ground Forces within Solo.

5. The removal of all FGZ vessels from Solo.

6. Any Cessation to of hostilities shall last only 2 weeks whilst
transportation is
Arranged/Conducted. (The "official" two weeks to commence when the KAS are
informed that an
agreement has been reached).

7. Any assets that remain after 2 weeks shall be liable to attack by the
Imperial Services and their
Allies.

8. All outposts in the Cappellan periphary owned by the Flagritz are to be
transfered to the
Imperial services forces for distribution. These include 650+ mines in 3
Fib, 2 Fizz, 1 Kron, 2
Mets, 2 Strion, 2 Thor & 1 waste outposts.

9. After the removal of their current assets the Flagritz race shall be
banned from entering all
systems in the Capellan periphery, including all those claimed by the
Flagritz race in their
original declaration of war, except Twighlight, Yank and Skord. Excepting
that the Imperial Services
and their allies shall thereafter permit the unmolested passage of Flagritz
ships through SS1045 in
the Inferno (170) and SS1045 in the DORN (151) Systems to allow access
between Twilight and Skord.

10. That the Flagritz shall hand over 3 Ground Parties to the Imperial
Services for distribution
between the Allied Affiliations. These GPs are to be located one each in
the Starports of
Criktikity Mound (3588), Clirick Clatan (1477 and Clirik Molaka ((4220).
The Ground parties are to
be handed over to the Imperial Services and inspected by them prior to the
colonies being moved. The
GPs are to remain in the appropriate sectors when the colonies are removed.
Each GP is to contain
the following items:-
A. 30 FACTORIES
B. 20 FARMS
C. 60 MINES
D. 1200 STRUCTUALS (OPEN COLONY), 12000 STRUCTUALS (ENCLOSED COLONY)
E. 500 POWER
F. 5000 METS/NONMETS
G. 200 FISSIONABLES
H. 1000 FOOD
I. 900 SHIELDS
J. 100 BATTLE COMPUTERS
K. 50 SENSORS
L. 500 PHOTON GUNS
M. ALL CURRENT WORK SLAVES (APPROX 1000 IN EACH)
N. 500 G.FIGHTERS
O. 500 G.BOMBERS

11. The Flagritz are to supply the new locations, system and world, of the
colonies being moved to
the allies in return for which the Allied Affiliations undertake not to
conduct hostile operations
against these specific colonies for a period of 10 weeks after the ending
of the ceasefire in the
Capellan periphery. The Allied affiliations accept that should they break
this condition of this
ceasefire agreement the attacking affiliations' assets in the Yank and Skord
systems may be seized
by the Kastorian Military junta.

12. The Flagritz shall accept that the Colony of Retreat (4762) shall remain
the property of the Dominion. This acceptance being subject to repatriation of all FGZ
colonials over time to Fessin Rahm in Yank, as and when human colonials take their place, in a timeframe that allows the colony to maintian class 7 status,

13. Further all GP's remaining after the 2 week cessetion in Solo and
Capellan Periphery (defined as above), will surrender to the nearest allied
forces.

14. All GP's on Eridani to surrender tot the SMS colony located there.
During the 2 week period no FGZ forces will carry enemy lists.

FGZ Colonies are moving to:-

Crikity Mound in Teller will be relocated to the Hazard system on the world
of Parrot and be known as Cliriq Mound.

Cliriq Clatan in Inferno will be relocated to the Hazard system on the world
of Parrot and be known as Cliriq Clatan

Cliriq Demon in Inferno will be relocated to the New Sussex system on the
world of Littlehampton to be merged with Fessin Furne

Cliriq Molaka in Inferno will be relocated to the Twilight system on the
world of Celeste to be known as Xenos Molaka.


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23-01-2008: SUBSPACE STATIC: 208 WEEK 4 DAY 3  [Recruit]

*****KJC Update*****
Team Speak
There will be a teamspeak event on Wednesday 30th January - 8pm until 11pm. We (David and I) will use this time to explain the battle changes, progress on the online update and allow you the chance to give feedback.
Details for logging in can be found here:
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***** Inter Galactic News *****

***News Flash - Earth under siege ***

For the first time in more than four hundred years, Earth herself has come under direct barrage from orbit. This unprecedented action has panicked billions of people and the Solar system is in uproar! Even during the Detinus Revolt and the Confederate Rebellion, nobody dared so much.

Who will save humanity for surely humans can't be trusted! A new Dark Age dawns for the human race.

*** Peace Progress ***

From the Imperial News Agencies:

"The hopefully final draft of the peace agreement with the DTR, CNF and their allies has received the stamp of approval from the Viceregal Administration, after consultation with our allies. In spite of this progress a CIA ship was destroyed on entering the Capella orbit during the week. The affiliation initiating the action had not removed the CIA from their enemy list due to the CIA's tardiness in removing their declaration of war against the IMP and GTT. All other affiliations involved in the peace process, excluding one of the Noble Houses, have already stood down from an active state of war with their former enemies."


*** Skirmish ***

A Falconian freighter has fallen pray to a single Flagritz Ambush class Cruiser in the Acropolis system today.

The Ambush Class Cruiser, the ZZ-Zero, was lying in wait in a regular space lane when it engaged and destroyed the FCN TC Condor. This class of FLZ vessel is indicative of a group of ex-DNA vessels, who used to regularly prowl Falconian space looking for lone unescorted freighters.


*** Obituary ***

From the Krell Information Division:

The ex-leader of the Krell 'Bloody Fist' clan had analogues within human history; Unfortunately not the one on which he liked to style himself, 'Genghis Khan'' but closer to that of Ho Chi Minh, first leader of the former 'Democratic Republic of Vietnam' (Later to become the Vietnam free-trade region of the 'Greater China co-prosperity sphere'). Records of his early years are lost, but he emerged in mid-life in service of the Galactic Tariffs and Trade, in that organizations administrative district of the Krell home planet, Inversion. Many who knew him maintain that his sympathies always remained with the GTT, but these misgivings were put aside when he first rose to prominence as leader of the Bloody fist, during it's brief ascendancy and domination over the Krell race, under Falconian domination. After a short co-habitation with the colonial regime, during which he co-operated with the annihilation, by stealth, of the 'Black Rat' clan presence on Inversion, he led the first stages of the insurrection against the Falconian colonizers, during which the Krell city Of 'Fort Inversion' was destroyed by Imperial bombardment. He is believed to have served in a leadership role in the subsequent ground campaign on Inversion, despite never achieving formal military rank, before again coming to prominence as governor of Vjun, under the RIP-supported administration of the second Krell-Falconian accord, of 206/207.

With the collapse of the accord, in late 207, he resumed military command of the 'Bloody Fist', where he fell in the futile 'storming of Vjun' during the premature and catastrophic 'Boxing day rising' of end 207. Sadly missed by his troops, for several years, but unfortunately not by Falconian perimeter robotic defence bunker fire. Hail Warlord Thrott Ironfist!


*** Skirmish ***

A single Flagritz Broadsword, believed to have been left behind in Acropolis after the recent FLZ attack there, has been intercepted and destroyed by an SMS patrol of Shark and Broadsword class heavy cruisers.


*** Inadvertant Dockage ***

A RIP Starcaptain has apparently accidentally docked with the DTR facility Freedom. The following transmission has been received by news agencies throughout the peripheries:

---- Blackbox recording ---

Captain "Oi! Pilot! We need maintenance - set course for Freedom City - it's such a wonderful place to visit this time of year... Ahhh Freedom City - the glorious sunrises and the way the moon plays over the seas. I can't wait to get there and take some well deserved rest while the ship is repaired..."

Pilot "squeak, crackle, squeak, pop ... boss? I think we need maintenace... these squeak intercomms squeak crackle hiss pop""

Captain "sqeak, crackle, pop, squeak, hiss ... damn these intercomms... we desperatly need maintenance... set squeak, crackle for squeak Freedom squeak crackle"

Pilot "Squeak crackle... ok Freedom it is then squeak crackle pop squeak... hopefully they can repair this squeak crackle pop intercomm"

--- Blackbox ends ---

Nervous RIP authorities have contacted the DTR to offer apologies and request their vessel be allowed to go free, but with the DTR now at peace with everybody, it remains possible that hawkish elements within the DTR senate may seize upon this opportunity to declare war against the RIP.

Or possibly not.

Only time will tell.


*** Pirate Destroyed ***

The PIR Vessel Jack Of Hearts ran into trouble this week as it attempted to escape orbit of Spritzer in Yank and promptly ran into an incoming squadron of FCN warships, an AFT Anti-Piracy patrol, and a squadron of QNG warships.


***** Periphery Classifieds *****


*** Contact ***

Would the Honoured Smokes in Mountains contact me on woodes (dot) rogers (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk
To discuss possibility for trade.

Woodes Rogers
GTT


*** Contact ***

Will the Gov'nor of CIA STARBASE ATLANTIS (3315)
please contact QNG Big BUZZ !
Thanking you.


*** Wanted ***

Greetings from the Noble House Liquan

We are in the market to buy about 20,000 Precious Gems (26).

Can you provide details to this office please.


*** Jasil Market Closed ***

Greetings

From Monday the market at the above base will be closed for a time.

Am sorry for any problems this may cause.

Yours

Duke I Fairchild




***** Message From The Editor *****


A new website has been added to the links section below:

GTT: www.gtt-aff.co.uk

******

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DOM - www.pvv.org/~kennetso/dominion
FEL - www.felini.org/
FET - fet.mindmuse.net/
IMP - www.chalmore.co.uk/
MOH - www.mohache.com/
QNG - www.qng-28.org/
SMS - www.stellarmining.co.uk
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WMB - wimbles.specht.co.uk/
Lausnaff Enterprises - web.telia.com/~u40927438/aft/
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Pirate Large - www.piratelarge.dk
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KRL: www.phoenix-krell.org.uk/
FCN: www.falconians.com
GTT: www.gtt-aff.co.uk

31-01-2008: SUBSPACE STATIC: 208 WEEK 5 DAY 4  [Recruit]

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

*** Conflict In Sol ***

A series of battles and skirmishes have broken out throughout the Sol system this week with elements of the GCS and EEI engaging Imperial-Bloc and Detinus assets. The Imperial News Wire has been carrying the following story:

"As a result of a ship entering Earth orbit with incorrect battle computer settings the allied fleet in Earth orbit opened fire on GCS Galactic Central, the GCS headquarters on Earth. The Starbase was well shielded and suffered minimal damage but as it is situated in an urban sector there was considerable collateral damage and civilian casualties. Sporadic firing continued on a small scale as other ships in the fleet suffered problems with their now activated battle computers. The Captain of the ship responsible for the initial error is now awaiting Court Martial at an Imperial base on Mars

The GCS are making intense propaganda capital out of the incident and it is believed that the local populations are now boycotting other bases in the Sol system."

This report seems to clear up why the Earth based authorities are transmitting the following system message:

News Flash!

Earth under siege - for the first time in more than four hundred years, Earth herself has come under direct barrage from orbit. This unprecedented action has panicked billions of people and the Solar system is in uproar! Who will save humanity for surely humans can't be trusted!

A Detinus Republic exploration vessel, the Aurora, arrived in Earth orbit to investigate the reports that the civilian population centres were being bombarded. However upon arrival the EEI Platform Tearaway opened fire upon the unarmed Detinus Survey Cruiser, destroying her with the loss of all hands.

Detinus news sources are reporting that retired senator Marcus Rhodes, who had become the DTRs special ambassador to the Inner Empire, was onboard the Aurora and has been killed.

The dramatic loss of Ambassador Rhodes prompted the Detinus Republic to send a second vessel to make contact with the EEI to enquire why they were fired upon. At time of press we understand the EEI have destroyed this second DTR vessel too.

For those of our readers who might not be aware, the EEI are the Inner Empire parent corporation of the FET. Though they are no longer affiliated with the FET.



*** Pirate Attack ***

A major pirate operation has taken place this week, as several pirate fleets apparently joined together to take on a COH outpost in Dorn.

The pirate mercenary company Wolfpack is understood to have occupied the defending COH ships, while a new pirate group, the Blood Angels, hit the outpost doing approximately 20k damage.

We have received the following transmission detailing the action:

---------------------------------Battle Summary---------------------------------

PIRATE Wolfpack (212) - Ship
Sol Missile Ship Class Capital Ship {Heavy Armour}
Armour: 80.0 Scints: 15.0 Shields: 1396(26.5)
Attacking COH Charlette (71535) - 300 [300] Damage
PIRATE Wolfpack (86152) - Ship
Sol Missile Ship Class Capital Ship {Heavy Armour}
Armour: 80.0 Scints: 12.5 Shields: 1370(26.2)
Attacking COH Arbritrator (18551) - 376 [700] Damage
PIRATE Wolfpack (63752) - Ship
Sol Missile Ship Class Capital Ship {Heavy Armour}
Armour: 80.0 Scints: 12.5 Shields: 1035(22.8)
Hull Damage: 0.1%
Targeted by COH Hexos Needle (60806) - 0 [0] Damage
Targeted by COH Hexos Soldier (83971) - 109 [1162] Damage
Attacking COH Emperors Eye (11727) - 1446 [2400] Damage
PIRATE Wolfpack (503) - Ship
Sol Missile Ship Class Capital Ship {Heavy Armour}
Armour: 80.0 Scints: 12.5 Shields: 1375(26.3)
Attacking COH Hexos Needle (37931) - 76 [100] Damage
PIRATE Wolfpack (79910) - Ship
Sol Missile Ship Class Capital Ship {Heavy Armour}
Armour: 80.0 Scints: 10.0 Shields: 1176(24.3)
Hull Damage: 0.0%
Targeted by COH Hexos Needle (37931) - 0 [0] Damage
Targeted by COH Hexos Needle (11572) - 0 [0] Damage
Targeted by COH Hexos Soldier (61199) - 102 [826] Damage
Attacking COH Hexos Needle (71585) - 200 [200] Damage
PIRATE Wolfpack (43957) - Ship
Sol Missile Ship Class Capital Ship {Heavy Armour}
Armour: 100.0 Scints: 13.5 Shields: 2205(33.3)
Targeted by COH Charlette (71535) - 0 [0] Damage
Attacking COH Hexos Needle (37931) - 0 [0] Damage
PIRATE Wolfpack (83070) - Ship
Sol Missile Ship Class Capital Ship {Advanced Heavy Armour}
Armour: 120.0 Scints: 10.0 Shields: 2046(32.0)
Hull Damage: 0.1%
Targeted by COH Hexos Needle (11602) - 0 [0] Damage
Targeted by COH Hexos Soldier (89206) - 81 [434] Damage
Targeted by COH Arbritrator (18551) - 0 [0] Damage
Attacking COH Charlette (71535) - 752 [800] Damage
PIRATE Wolfpack (44040) - Ship
Sol Missile Ship Class Capital Ship {Heavy Armour}
Armour: 99.8 Scints: 6.0 Shields: 1857(30.5)
Hull Damage: 1.1%
Targeted by COH Hexos Soldier (65199) - 81 [966] Damage
Attacking COH Hexos Needle (60806) - 200 [200] Damage
PIRATE Blood Angel 01 (91319) - Ship
Javelin Class Heavy Cruiser {Heavy Ablative Armour}
Armour: 140.9
Hull Damage: 0.2%
Targeted by COH Hexos Soldier (61275) - 55 [690] Damage
Attacking COH Dorn Mound (6800) - 5276 [10800] Damage
PIRATE Blood Angel 02 (47378) - Ship
Javelin Class Heavy Cruiser {Heavy Ablative Armour}
Armour: 116.5
Hull Damage: 2.3%
Attacking COH Dorn Mound (6800) - 4752 [10800] Damage
PIRATE Blood Angel 03 (40537) - Ship
Javelin Class Heavy Cruiser {Heavy Ablative Armour}
Armour: 116.5
Hull Damage: 2.1%
Targeted by COH Hexos Soldier (89251) - 269 [1006] Damage
Attacking COH Dorn Mound (6800) - 4734 [10500] Damage
PIRATE Blood Angel 04 (16909) - Ship
Javelin Class Heavy Cruiser {Heavy Ablative Armour}
Armour: 113.7
Hull Damage: 0.2%
Targeted by COH Hexos Soldier (4978) - 122 [700] Damage
Targeted by COH Hexos Soldier (68532) - 254 [700] Damage
Attacking COH Dorn Mound (6800) - 4445 [10800] Damage
COH Hexos Needle (11602) - Ship
Tarantula Class Scout {No Armour}
Attacking PIRATE Wolfpack (83070) - 0 [0] Damage
COH Emperors Eye (11727) - Ship
Titan Class Sensor Ship {No Armour}
Scints: 16.0 Shields: 12139(56.8)
Hull Damage: 22.0%
Targeted by PIRATE Wolfpack (63752) - 1446 [2400] Damage
Attacking PIRATE Raptor 01 (20725) - 61 [100] Damage
COH Hexos Soldier (4978) - Ship
Intruder Class Heavy Cruiser {Heavy Ablative Armour}
Armour: 150.0
Attacking PIRATE Blood Angel 04 (16909) - 122 [700] Damage
COH Hexos Soldier (65199) - Ship
Intruder Class Heavy Cruiser {Heavy Ablative Armour}
Armour: 150.0
Attacking PIRATE Wolfpack (44040) - 81 [966] Damage
COH Dorn Mound (6800) - Outpost
Shields: 19221(50.9)
Targeted by PIRATE Blood Angel 01 (91319) - 5276 [10800] Damage
Targeted by PIRATE Blood Angel 02 (47378) - 4752 [10800] Damage
Targeted by PIRATE Blood Angel 03 (40537) - 4734 [10500] Damage
Targeted by PIRATE Blood Angel 04 (16909) - 4445 [10800] Damage
COH Hexos Soldier (89206) - Ship
Intruder Class Heavy Cruiser {Heavy Ablative Armour}
Armour: 150.0
Attacking PIRATE Wolfpack (83070) - 81 [434] Damage
COH Arbritrator (18551) - Ship
Diplomat Class Destroyer {Medium Ablative Armour}
Armour: 77.6 Scints: 23.9
Hull Damage: 0.2%
Targeted by PIRATE Wolfpack (86152) - 376 [700] Damage
Attacking PIRATE Wolfpack (83070) - 0 [0] Damage
COH Hexos Needle (37931) - Ship
Tarantula Class Scout {No Armour}
Hull Damage: 1.1%
Targeted by PIRATE Wolfpack (503) - 76 [100] Damage
Targeted by PIRATE Wolfpack (43957) - 0 [0] Damage
Attacking PIRATE Wolfpack (79910) - 0 [0] Damage
COH Negotiator (11960) - Ship
Diplomat Class Destroyer {Medium Ablative Armour}
Armour: 80.0 Scints: 23.9
Targeted by PIRATE Raptor 01 (20725) - 0 [0] Damage
COH Hexos Soldier (68532) - Ship
Intruder Class Heavy Cruiser {Heavy Ablative Armour}
Armour: 149.3
Attacking PIRATE Blood Angel 04 (16909) - 254 [700] Damage
COH Hexos Needle (11572) - Ship
Tarantula Class Gun Boat {No Armour}
Hull Damage: 0.1%
Attacking PIRATE Wolfpack (79910) - 0 [0] Damage
COH Hexos Needle (60806) - Ship
Tarantula Class Scout {No Armour}
Hull Damage: 6.1%
Targeted by PIRATE Wolfpack (44040) - 200 [200] Damage
Attacking PIRATE Wolfpack (63752) - 0 [0] Damage
COH Hexos Soldier (61199) - Ship
Intruder Class Heavy Cruiser {Heavy Ablative Armour}
Armour: 150.0
Attacking PIRATE Wolfpack (79910) - 102 [826] Damage
COH Hexos Soldier (61275) - Ship
Intruder Class Heavy Cruiser {Heavy Ablative Armour}
Armour: 150.0
Attacking PIRATE Blood Angel 01 (91319) - 55 [690] Damage
COH Charlette (71535) - Ship
Tarantula Class Scout {No Armour}
Hull Damage: 6.1%
Targeted by PIRATE Wolfpack (212) - 300 [300] Damage
Targeted by PIRATE Wolfpack (83070) - 752 [800] Damage
Attacking PIRATE Wolfpack (43957) - 0 [0] Damage
COH Hexos Needle (71585) - Ship
Tarantula Class Scout {No Armour}
Hull Damage: 1.1%
Targeted by PIRATE Wolfpack (79910) - 200 [200] Damage
COH Hexos Soldier (80566) - Ship
Intruder Class Heavy Cruiser {Heavy Ablative Armour}
Armour: 150.0
Attacking PIRATE Raptor 01 (20725) - 332 [1610] Damage
COH Hexos Soldier (83971) - Ship
Intruder Class Heavy Cruiser {Heavy Ablative Armour}
Armour: 150.0
Attacking PIRATE Wolfpack (63752) - 109 [1162] Damage
COH Hexos Soldier (89251) - Ship
Intruder Class Heavy Cruiser {Heavy Ablative Armour}
Armour: 150.0
Attacking PIRATE Blood Angel 03 (40537) - 269 [1006] Damage
PIRATE Raptor 01 (20725) - Ship
Broadsword Class Heavy Cruiser {Heavy Armour}
Armour: 79.2 Scints: 6.1
Hull Damage: 0.1%
Targeted by COH Emperors Eye (11727) - 61 [100] Damage
Targeted by COH Hexos Soldier (80566) - 332 [1610] Damage
Attacking COH Negotiator (11960) - 0 [0] Damage


*** Last Spasm Of The Krell ***

Things are looking bleak for the Krell, as one of their operations has ended in failure. The Krell leadership have been kind enough to provide us with the following summary of the weeks actions:

"Basically, it was a raid against the Falconian flotilla spotted in orbit, which comprised:

1 150-heavy-hull warship [FCN Eagle Droppings (88792) a Dominator Class Capital Ship]
1 100 light hull sensor ship [FCN Swanage (95030) a Tempest Class Sensor Ship]
1 20 hh explorer [TS Sparrow 8 (50225) - Sparrow Class Explorer {No Armour}
and 1 20 NH sensor ship [TS COURIER 1 (89833) - Courier Class Sensor Ship {No Armour}

The 'Gutter Runner', a 50 hh torpedo warship (only part-repaired from the previous encounter) was sent in to target the 100 LH sensor ship.

The 'Discord' a fully-repaired 75hh broadsword-class missile carrier, was sent in, with the designated role to shield the Gutter runner from the Falconian warship, long enough for the larger sensor ship to be destroyed.

The 'Malevolence', a 75hh railgun-equipped broadsword still 50% damaged from boxing day, was sent in to have a shot at 'Goths Folly' (Now renamed 'No Folly') but due to one of the quirks of combat, failed to take any of the AP rounds designated and went in with no offensive ammunition whatsoever.

Also sent was the 'Animosity', a 50 nh vessel, now outfitted for boarding operations.

The pirate vessel 'Queens Guardians Revenge' was also spotted passing through the quadrant but has nothing to do with the Krell liberation forces.

The Animosity failed to spot its target, the 'TS Courier 1', and moved on from the combat area.

The 'Gutter Runner' locked onto its target, the Swanage, and launched four salvos of torpedos against it - all of which were shot down by point defence. The Gutter runner successfully fled the battle scene on the second day, although targeted by three 150-hh vessels from the Falconian response: FCN SHIP GADGETSTAN (54768) - {150 Normal Hulls}, FCN SHIP MARSHALLS REFUGE (64863) - {150 Normal Hulls}, FCN SHIP STORMWIND (74239) - {150 Normal Hulls}.

The 'Malevolence' hung around the battle area, taking light (further) damage after being targeted by light photon gunfire from a Falconian Yacht-class vessel, the 'Red bird'. It managed to flee combat successfully on the second day.

The 'Discord' engaged the 'Eagle Droppings' and launched four salvoes of 50 (initially) kinetic missiles against it - all of which were shot down by point defence. Return fire was received from the APEX rail cannons and space fighters, and also from the FCN outpost, which was newly-armed with 122 missile launchers. It was destroyed on the second day, while attempting to flee.

The Falconians then conducted a salvage operation against the debris, and intercepted and totally destroyed a 20LH Krell cargo vessel, the 'Hakudo Maru' in the space square.

Given the one-sided nature of the struggle, the Krell are looking for new leadership to take over within weeks (official), as the current leadership is retiring."

We understand that Falconian security forces are clamping down on Inversion, and that the planet is coming more strongly under Falconian Empire rule now.


*** Hive Terror ***

The cuddly loveable Hive have been making efforts this week to understand human customs, making landfall for rest and recreation at the RIP Starbase Salachia.

We understand there were only minimal casualties as friendly locals tried to explain to the Hive that eating strippers counted as 'inappropriate touching'.


*** FLZ Escape ***

The 200 hull Flagritz warship that was being boarded by SMS marines as reported last week has reportedly managed to escape the clutches of the would-be boarders, and make good its escape.


*** Ship destroyed ***

The Krell freighter Hakudo Maru, a coaster class life form transport, has been intercepted and destroyed by Falconian forces in the Storm system.

It is understood the freighter was not carrying any cargo when it was destroyed.


***** Periphery Classifieds *****


*** Contact ***

Can the owner of FCN Eagle Nest Builder 1 (15800) get in touch please.

xavierfox90(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Thanks

Xavier Fox
GTT VPD


*** Wanted ***

Fellow Traders

I'd like to acquire five Stargate Keys for Twinkle, can anyone help?

I'm prepared to pay in the region of $2,250 each.

Maximillian Price
CEO Interstellar Holdings
AFT


*** Market Message ***

The True One has deemed is necessary to close the Market of Tiberius Sun.

This will only be for a few days.

May the True One bless you.

Brother Sam


*** Markets ***

Fellow members of the peripheries,

In an effort to streamline Falconian trade in Acropolis and make
transactions easier for our customer, we have decided to move all PUBLIC
markets to Falencia (3351). Over the coming weeks, all items currently
being sold and bought on the public markets will be moved to our central
trade depot. Private Markets will not be affected and will remain at
their designated starbases.

When dispatching ships to Acropolyse, please ensure you consider items
for trade at Falencia (3351) as public items on other markets could have
moved by the time your ships arrive. For ships currently en-route,
please could you drop me a note at "tkar (at) falconians (dot) com" and
we will issue instructions for our warehouse staff to relocate the
required stock to your port of call.

We hope to expand our markets and hope that you all find having a
central market with increased goods availability an assistance in your
trade with the falconians.

Emperor T'Kar
FCN House Owl



*** From The Posting Boards ***


Viceroy has just posted a new topic entitled "Resuming an old battle when someone starts another one in the same place" in forum "Bug Reporting".

The topic can be found here:
www.kjcgames.co.uk/phoenix/forum/index.php?showtopic=389


***** Team Speak *****


For those wanting to hear the Teamspeak discussion from the 30th Jan with David and Mica it can be found here in mp3 format:

www.mohache.com/files/general/teamspeak/2008-01-30.mp3

The file is about 30MB, but you should be able to stream it directly and start listening without having to wait for it all to download, (if you click the link and select open).

If this is something that people find useful I shall continue to record and publish them (providing I remember and everything works!)

SUMMARY:
The first few minutes is basically David explaining how to get the levels for speakers and microphones correct in Teamspeak :-)
Some Q&A regarding battles, boarding, the new online editor interface, & the new trading / stellar flow that is planned.

Phil (MOH - Sees with Knowledge)


******

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AFT - www.aftphoenix.org.uk/aft/
CNF - www.darkfold.net/
DNA - members.optusnet.com.au/madmaxcc/
DOM - www.pvv.org/~kennetso/dominion
FEL - www.felini.org/
FET - fet.mindmuse.net/
IMP - www.chalmore.co.uk/
MOH - www.mohache.com/
QNG - www.qng-28.org/
SMS - www.stellarmining.co.uk
RIP - www.rip17.com/
WMB - wimbles.specht.co.uk/
Lausnaff Enterprises - web.telia.com/~u40927438/aft/
Jump/System maps - www.jumpmap.com/
Pirate Large - www.piratelarge.dk
GCE: www.gce-phoenix.co.uk/garcia_enterprises
KRL: www.phoenix-krell.org.uk/
FCN: www.falconians.com
GTT: www.gtt-aff.co.uk

08-02-2008: SUBSPACE STATIC: 208 WEEK 6 DAY 5  [Recruit]

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

*** Alien Brain Parasites ***

Everybody's favourite brainsuckers have been back in action this week, nibbling at the edges of the RIP data net. Normal service is expected to be resumed soon.

If by 'normal service' we mean blind devotion to our supreme alien brain parasite overthings.

Do not question! Obey!


*** More Peace ***

Proving that peace is almost as infectious as a trip to the RIP Jiggly Room, Alexander Enterprises have issued the following statement:

In reply to the FET statement of regret that was issued at the end of year 207

Alexander Enterprises accept the FET apology. The long and costly war that the unfortunate destruction of an innocent IND trader started between Alexander Enterprises and the FET, IMP and GTT has thus come to an end. The issue is settled now.
The life fire incident against a KST freighter in Capellan in week 2/208 has been settled amicably between the KST and the FET, and no hard feelings remain.
On behalf of the Kastorian people (for whom formerly IND Alexander Enterprises have come to work) the cessation of hostilities is accepted, too. You fought well. All FET, IMP and GTT positions have been unposted, with the exception of three captured KST ships. We explicitly reserve a right to re-capture these, and would like to point out that it was the IMP & Co who brought the war to Kastor.
IMP/FET/GTT have been removed from all enemy lists in Kastor and you are welcome to trade if the CNF grant you access to the system of Kastor.
-Alexander Enterprises out.

In no way is this statement to be interpreted as an indication that Alexander Enterprises have been overrun by alien brain parasites.

Love your parasite!


*** DTR In SOL ***

Questions have been raised about the presence of the Detinus Republic within the Sol system, with accusations ranging from them planning on enslaving the population of Earth, all the way through to an evil plan to slaughter all humans in the Sol system to be sold on as tasty snacks to the Hive.

The truth is of course far more sinister, with several Detinus news agencies reporting that they intend to bring the joys of the Detinus democratic system to the peoples of Earth. Who can no doubt look forward to the full and terrifying inefficiency of any Democratic system. Assuming the DTR Senate can ever agree on how best to bring in free elections.

Expect a decision from them in five years when the special investigative committee finally publish their findings.

Or a slightly faster response if they are all consumed by brain parasites.


*** Vessel Destroyed ***

The DTR Freighter Morro has been destroyed whilst attempting to buy some Booker steaks from the Imperial Starbase Riva.

The incident is understood to be down to a hold-over active enemy list from the good old days of bloodthirsty battle, and a brief survey of DTR Starbase governors has suggested that a fair number of them might still fire on visiting Imperial vessels too.

Both Detinus and Imperial-Bloc freighter captains are advised to check travel plans with the relevant authorities before venturing into each others territory for the time being.

This sort of thing just wouldn't happen if we all embraced the Alien Brain Parasites.

Conformity is choice!


*** Close Call ***

The pirate ship Jagdhund attempted to board the FET freighter Roddickton in the Wastelands system this week. The boarding was successfully beaten off by the Roddicktons small marine compliment. The pirates consisted of an unusual group of Hive Soldiers backed up by a platoon of human marines.

No alien brain parasites were harmed during this action.


***** Periphery Classifieds *****


*** Yum ***

Do not underestimate the nutritional value of humans. Rich in nutrients,
minerals, vitamins, and four of the five major food groups. They are an
excellent accompaniment with some French cheeses and Russian wines. There
is a popular recipe involving fava beans and a nice Chianti, but we find it
over-rated and a bit strong to the palate. People are best prepared in the
traditional Polynesian style with a nice honey glaze, cloves and a slice or
two of pineapple. The infamous Soylent Green is a dish best left to the
unwashed masses who prefer their food overly processed with too many toxic
additives. The best preparation method is wash, rinse, boil (with a touch
of salt), then pan-fry or cook on a spit over an open flame. Serve with
brown mustard (NEVER use ketchup!) and a nice sweet onion relish.

See our recipes at www.weeatpeople.com


*** Desperately Seeking ***

Alien brain parasite seeks human host for fun and frolics. Please contract via postal box 833.


******

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AFT - www.aftphoenix.org.uk/aft/
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DOM - www.pvv.org/~kennetso/dominion
FEL - www.felini.org/
FET - fet.mindmuse.net/
IMP - www.chalmore.co.uk/
MOH - www.mohache.com/
QNG - www.qng-28.org/
SMS - www.stellarmining.co.uk
RIP - www.rip17.com/
WMB - wimbles.specht.co.uk/
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Jump/System maps - www.jumpmap.com/
Pirate Large - www.piratelarge.dk
GCE: www.gce-phoenix.co.uk/garcia_enterprises
KRL: www.phoenix-krell.org.uk/
FCN: www.falconians.com
GTT: www.gtt-aff.co.uk

15-02-2008: SUBSPACE STATIC: 208 WEEK 7 DAY 5  [Recruit]

*****KJC Update*****
Game Changes
Damage cap as it applies to bases and platforms has been added to the game.
www.kjcgames.co.uk/phoenix/forum/index.php?s=&showtopic=364&view=findpost&p=2820

A number of bugs have also been fixed including paying wages for officer prisoners, 'copy order' order and requirement for at least one sensor to detect anything.
Most of this upgrade however was concerned with making the game compatible with the new online system.


18-02-2008: SUBSPACE STATIC: 208 WEEK 8 DAY 1  [Recruit]

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

*** Piracy ***

It has been a busy week for pirate scouting parties, with the SMS reporting that not one but five of their installations have been probed by pirate scouts.

SMS Fortress and Olpah in Solo, Avalon in the Cluster, Rockall in Inferno and Pompeii in Pegasus have all seen skirmishes erupting along their perimeters, with multiple pirate ground parties being destroyed by SMS defence forces.

It is understood by our reporters that incidents of this nature, where a small scout party approaches a Starbase only to be destroyed by the Starbases entire defensive compliment is leading to a change in the standing orders for military commanders throughout the Peripheries, with instructions being issued on how to destroy scouts without revealing the full weight of the defences. Or in other words, trigger happy armoured division commanders have been told not to shoot every single gun they have when two guys pop their heads over the top of a nearby hill.

It remains to be seen how well this will go down with military commanders.

Speculation is rife as to the identity of the pirates, with suggestions ranging from Pirate Large scouting out a new target, to the Flagritz Empire conducting black ops.


*** RIP Implicated In Something ***

The name of the hidden RIP outpost of Goats Head Prime has been leaked to the media, fuelling rumours that the RIP are up to something sinister in Acropolis, Francoise or Starling.

It is not the responsibility of the Inter-Galactic News to speculate, but we've heard stories that the RIP are about to unleash a new super-plague from hidden outposts throughout known space.

Allegedly.


*** Storm ***

The Krell outpost Citadel located on the asteroid Warlord's Seat has come under Falconian ground attack.

According to Krell sources Krell Citadel was the primary route of evacuation from Vjun, and that the outpost has since been largely mothballed, consisting of a dome, command centre and shuttle ports, with 14 employees and 7 Krell Mercenaries mounting a typically Krellian defence.


*** DTR Freighter ***

The peace between the IMP and DTR is still being ironed out, with reports reaching our news-room of a further incident in orbit of Booker.

The DTR merchant Navy have released the following statement detailing the inident:

FM: DTR Merchant Navy
TO: IMP
SB: Live-fire incidents

Gentlebeings,

a DTR freighter was destroyed upon entering orbit of Booker last week. This came
as somewhat of a surprise as another DTR freighter had narrowly evaded
destruction (and suffered heavy damage) in the week before from exactly the
same IMP installations.

With the death toll among civilian DTR crews mounting we would like to request a
formal announcement from the IMP if and when they will stop shooting at DTR
positions at Booker.
A rescue mission for the survivors of last week's attack has been held up
awaiting your reply.

For the greater glory of the Republic


Abelard Lindsay
for the DTR Merchant Navy

The Imperial Viceroy has confirmed that the matter is being investigated, and that notice will be given when enemy lists are confirmed cleared.


*** Pirates ***

A number of suspicious pirate scouting parties have been spotted poking around the perimeter of COH Ves Ghorman. It is suspected these are part of the same operation that has been scouting SMS bases.


*** Skirmish ***

Two Flagritz vessels have been destroyed in the Crusade system by a small Felini squadron. It is understood an attempt to board the FLZ vessels had failed, so the decision was taken to destroy them instead. A FLZ ground party at the same location was also destroyed. It is not known what the ground party was up to.


*** GTT Attacked ***

The GTT vessel Thorough has been destroyed by the Falconian Empire this week, prompting an immediate apology by the FCN governor involved, who offered to pay full reparations.

Admiral Lord Simm, the Imperial Viceroy responded coldly to the incident, being quoted in the press as saying, "You do realise that shooting at a Chartered Affiliation position in IMP space is grounds for expelling an affiliation from our systems? If I were you I would consider making it worthwhile for the GTT not to insist on this."

It is not known what the official GTT response to this incident is.


*** Marcus Rhodes ***

A commemorative wreath has been laid in the Detinus House Of Lords marking the recent death of Ambassador Marcus Rhodes during the destruction of his vessel in orbit of Earth.

Fragmentary recordings from the black box transmitter have gifted to us all the wisdom of Ambassador Rhodes' last words.

Regrettably these last words were: 'You Bastards!' Which in terms of historical significance… probably not so much.


*** Press Release ***

The Flagritz Empire has released the following press release:

"Glory to Officer Urn,

Battlefield
Officer Urn Commander of HH Baseship ZZ-Unry'u (63108) exhibited great
courage in Flagritz tradition & returned from Battlefield in a smoking
Baseship.

Urn exhibited courage, critically damaged and short of crew, jump
engine, ISR engines, thrust engines fended boarding attacks whilst
refitting under the noses of the Consortium.

Crusade
Glory to Operations Team 13 who died against overwhelming odds after
completing their Crusade objectives against the Felini. We will honour
you in similar fashion.

FLZ GP-Crusader13 (75539) - Ground party
FLZ New Ship (73614) - Ship
FLZ Cliriq Bra'dsor (90687) - Ship

Baw'Xok
Imperator
Flagritz Empire
Glory to the Empire"

This release is understood to relate to the recent reports carried by this fine publication regarding the crippled FLZ Baseship that the SMS were attempting to board.


*** Krell Vessel destroyed ***

A Krell scout ship has been intercepted and destroyed by Falconian patrol forces in the Storm system.


*** Retirement ***

The AFT scourge of Piracy, Archangel, has this week announced his retirement. We hope he finds his retirement boring, and returns to active duty sooner rather than later.


*** Bankrupt? ***

Rumours are spreading that Garcia Industries might have run out of liquid cash reserves, with the Iron Brethren reporting that their recent attempt to trade with GCE Oasis had failed due to a shortage of funds.

The GCE were quick to respond, re-assuring traders that this was a temporary glitch, and that it did not reflect upon the organisation at all.


*** Wolfpack ***

The mercenary company Wolfpack have struck back at the GCE for their involvement in the COH outpost hit a few weeks ago, ambushing and destroying the GCE Delirium, a 70 hull Gonsalo class Heavy Cruiser.

Eight Wolfpack warships were spotted in the action, along with four pirate vessels reporting to belong to the Blood Angels organisation. It is not known if they are separate to the Wolfpack, or part of the same mercenary company.

The Delirium was lost with all hands, and barely even had time to get off a distress call.



***** Periphery Classifieds *****



***** From The Posting Boards *****

ted has just posted a new topic entitled "Base printout problem" in forum "Bug Reporting".

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I noticed on my starbase printouts that the areas listing docked positions are empty although there are several ships docked.

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The topic can be found here:
www.kjcgames.co.uk/phoenix/forum/index.php?showtopic=390



Nik has just posted a new topic entitled "Control factors and race type" in forum "Questions/Rules Discussion".

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I know that on ships the race of the troop has an effect on how many crew factors are provided.

Is this also the case for the control factors a troop type gives to a Starbase (or on a boarding action for that matter)?

I.e. being human, if my Starbase is on normal spread then human soldiers give 4 control factors each. Would Feleni, Kastorian etc soldiers also give 4 control factors each? If not, what do they give (half??)

And yes, if you calculate what the values should be from a SB report, the race of troop makes no difference - but the code could be different when a battle is run and at that point, it is too late....

Nik

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The topic can be found here:
www.kjcgames.co.uk/phoenix/forum/index.php?showtopic=391


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Phoenix Wiki (under construction) - www.jumpmap.com/wiki/Main_Page

AFT - www.aftphoenix.org.uk/aft/
CNF - www.darkfold.net/
DNA - members.optusnet.com.au/madmaxcc/
DOM - www.pvv.org/~kennetso/dominion
FEL - www.felini.org/
FET - fet.mindmuse.net/
IMP - www.chalmore.co.uk/
MOH - www.mohache.com/
QNG - www.qng-28.org/
SMS - www.stellarmining.co.uk
RIP - www.rip17.com/
WMB - wimbles.specht.co.uk/
Lausnaff Enterprises - web.telia.com/~u40927438/aft/
Jump/System maps - www.jumpmap.com/
Pirate Large - www.piratelarge.dk
GCE: www.gce-phoenix.co.uk/garcia_enterprises
KRL: www.phoenix-krell.org.uk/
FCN: www.falconians.com
GTT: www.gtt-aff.co.uk

27-02-2008: SUBSPACE STATIC: 208 WEEK 9 DAY 3  [Recruit]

*****KJC Update*****
Work on the new website is coming along nicely. It is now online and being populated with data. As it currently resembles a building site with stubs and half-completed rules sections everywhere, not to mention quite a few pieces of data that should be neatly tucked away out of most players' sights, we will not be unveiling it just yet.

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

*** Battle ***

The Flagritz Empire have mobilised to destroy what turned out to be a single FCN Crewmember.

Quite how unlucky that crewmember had to be to be selected for that particular mission remains a matter of some debate.

Interestingly though, reports indicate that the ground parties are being destroyed in the Twilight Periphery. Though we have no independent confirmation of that beyond their names, 'Twilight Teaser 5'.


*** IGN Reporters Get Wrong End Of Stick ***

It has been brought to our attention that our reporters misunderstood some information relating to the recent Wolfpack mercenary action against Garcia Enterprises, and that it had nothing to do with revenge for the COH outpost attack. Or something. Our reporters were too busy fighting off alien brain parasites at the time.


*** Big Turnip Wins Award ***

Wimble farmers are celebrating as Turnip-Growing Veteran First Class Mr Waffle has successfully grown what local authorities are already describing as 'The biggest damned turnip we've seen in at least, oh, a couple of years now!' Excitement is reaching a fever pitch, as IGN reporters struggle to deny that it has indeed been A Very Slow News Week Indeed.



***** Periphery Classifieds *****


*** Contact Request ***

Will the Gov'nor of CNF Thunder Bay (1084) please make email contact with me at
gandalf-white (at) msn (dot) com
Thanking you
QNG Big BUZZ



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DOM - www.pvv.org/~kennetso/dominion
FEL - www.felini.org/
FET - fet.mindmuse.net/
IMP - www.chalmore.co.uk/
MOH - www.mohache.com/
QNG - www.qng-28.org/
SMS - www.stellarmining.co.uk
RIP - www.rip17.com/
WMB - wimbles.specht.co.uk/
Lausnaff Enterprises - web.telia.com/~u40927438/aft/
Jump/System maps - www.jumpmap.com/
Pirate Large - www.piratelarge.dk
GCE: www.gce-phoenix.co.uk/garcia_enterprises
KRL: www.phoenix-krell.org.uk/
FCN: www.falconians.com
GTT: www.gtt-aff.co.uk

 
News
Is open for business...
 
***** 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

 

Free Ship when you sign-up
Complete missions for in game rewards
Control everything, up to an entire empire
Dedicated human moderators
Player and Moderator driven plotlines
Discover new worlds to explore, exploit & colonise
Over 20 years of content development
Persistent Browser-Based Game (PBBG)

I’ve played on and off for approximately 10 years, over a 20 year spell. After some interesting debate on the in-game forum, I did wonder what, exactly, has kept drawing me back to the game, when for so many others I’ve generally lost interest after a few months.

Ultimately, I think it is a combination of automation (that allows the game to handle thousands of positions to interact on a daily basis) coupled with Special Actions (that allow the story arc to develop in a way that could not be catered for by a set of predefined list of available orders).
-Zigic