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|Howl Bitesize - 221.3.3|
Star Date: 221.3.3
Meklan scout ships continue to be seen around the Orion Spur periphery. These cyborg creatures in service of hidden ancient masters appear to be terrorising the Wimble Nation in particular. Despite public lamentations against the hardship of defending themselves, the Wimble leadership have not yet responded to our request for comment.
Artist's impression of a Meklanised Wimble
However, Xavier Fox, CEO of Galactic Transport and Trade, did give us the following statement:
“We have engaged several Meklan ships, although currently the source has not been identified. GTT Directors have been running patrols and have engaged and destroyed numerous ships that have attacked outlying outposts belonging to different affiliations. The pattern of ships encountered leads us to believe there is a central source, but until that is found we would suggest any affiliation with assets in the area provide adequate defences.”
Doomsday On Pause
At the site of the Thete anomaly, the Dewiek Nation has sent media sensation Sharon Aleman to the scene. Aleman, whose cybernetic enhancements allow her to directly interface with her ship’s sensor array, led her hardened crew into a dive of the outermost “edge” of the anomaly. After spending several days collecting and analysing data (mere minutes to the rest of us outside the anomaly), Aleman reported her shocking discoveries.
The experienced officer observed a huge structure that is probably a huge platform or enhanced space station. There also appears to be more such structures deeper within the anomaly. The nearest structure has ragged holes, seemingly venting gas - although the whole scene appears only as a snapshot in time.
Thete's frozen platform-station
Aleman told the Howl, “A beam of energy extends out towards the edge of the anomaly but fades long before it reaches the depth the ship achieved. What my team was seeing was likely the moment the beam struck the structure, frozen in time. Clearly this structure was under attack at the time the anomaly was created, or activated, and was being hit from somewhere beyond the anomaly itself. The source is presumably now long gone.”
Dewiek high-society is anxiously pondering the origins of this incredible scene. Was the anomaly the result of a weapon or some kind of defence mechanism? Who was attacking who? The mystery continues.
Overheard in the Drinking Halls
Reports have been received from Indus suggesting practically all signals coming from the planet Elam have ceased.
Dewiek researchers were observed to be celebrating hard following the discovery of a new stargate system.
Halo officer training schools have recorded an unusual spike in new sign-ups recently. This comes shortly before the much anticipated latest edition of the Officer’s Manual is due to be published.
Smugglers are apparently also enjoying a recent spike in activity across the galaxy, at least outside the territories of Dewiek packs.