***** 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
*** IND Hospital Ship Destroyed ***
TOAD Most High and Altruistic has been croaking loudly that his humanitarian ship bound for Acropolis was boarded when it docked at an IMP base in Yank. There was an inevitable stink made by the DEN that the Yank system is supposed to be neutral but one has to wonder how high you have to be to be drive your ship that far off. It seems a much ado about nothing.
*** Felini Lose Caribbean ***
Felini Tyrant forces who took over former Caribbean assets off their erstwhile allies the Falconians, via the GTT, were thoroughly defeated by Flagritz Empire forces. Just as they announced their sincere joy at the return of the FCN. Like a hot potato, the Caribbean system has been passed around amongst the alien factions now.
Unconfirmed reports the wormhole that links it to the Inner Empire has been shut down probably means it has little immediate strategic value to the Human Empire. With a dozen different ways in and out of the Inner Empire, it seems control of one of them is as good as using an umbrella in the flood rains. For the continued domination of the Cluster by the Alien Alliance, the strategic value of Caribbean explains the Flagritz determination to deprive others of the system.
*** NLF Propaganda Slot ***
The so-called Naplian Liberation Front continue to harass GTT business interests in the Benar system which makes the Editors wonder what’s so freaking special about this backwater system?
Hello, NLF, if you’re looking to liberate some Naplians have you tried, oh we don’t know, the Capellan system?
Meanwhile, the terrorist group Humanity First decided to blend some algae and sell it to the Wakerians. A statement on their Nexus site read, “If Naplian terrorists attack our far flung mining installations, we shall blend mentally equivalent lifeforms." It makes about as much sense.
*** DEN Propaganda Slot ***
The DEN worried incessantly about mercenaries operating in the Acropolis system, whilst not worrying about mercenaries bombarding the FCN in the Flagritz claimed New Sussex system.
Whilst maintaining operational deniability, an anonymous Imperial source told us, “Why wouldn’t we use every tool at our disposal to keep the dogs in the Acropolis quagmire for as long as we can? Using FoC auxiliaries in a conflict is just good strategy, not a question of morals whatever the Viceroy claims."
***** Periphery Classifieds *****
*** Roy Ship Good ***
Roy Roberts is available to win your transportation contracts which is good because that industry has been on a severe decline since the collapse of the once legendary Mohache shipping commune.
The question is how long before the GTT enforce their Imperial chartered monopoly on all commercial transportation. Probably not before Mr. Roberts proves the business model and has some fixed assets worth taking in fines.
*** Brother Seeks Brother ***
Can the owner of the following IND vessel please contact the Preceptory ASAP
IND Bothers Keeper (71862)
Preceptor Saul Dracolith
Hallowed Preceptory for the Defenders of Faith
*** Cat Seeks Dog ***
Can the controller of DEN Grartaka Pack 05 (36566) please contact this office, preferably with an explanation.....
*** Wanted: SSS Columnists ***
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