Phoenix Nexus News Sub Space Static: Volume 4. Issue 2.
Sub Space Static: Volume 4. Issue 2.

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

A Detinus expeditionary force is being assembled to liberate slaves in the Twilight Periphery. Stung by the wit of the Wimble Dinash, Admiral Bridge is leading a personal and sizeable force against the newly constituted Flagritz Republic.

The Wimble Bake Off has new competition with the Dominion instituting a Master Chef competition in the Orion Spur. This is all said to be a cover for further land grabs and in preparation for a move against the Hive and Dewiek, tipping the balance further in the Stellar Empire’s favour.

Meanwhile, the Wimbles struck off a number of hapless Wimbles under their new rules. To cement their plan to align themselves with the Stellar Empire, they have offered the services of their new masters to the Emperor.

Several hundred thousand slaves have been released by the Flagritz Republic but the terms of their manumission are unclear. Millions more await their emancipation. Many have refused to accept freedom without transit home, especially those brought in from outside peripheries. Many reportedly were captured by the Stellar Empire from the Detinus Republic and then sold on to the Flagritz.

*** Other News In Brief ***

  • The Felini Tyranny has curled up and gone for a final sleep in the lap of the Stellar Empire.
  • The Yank system is filled with the stench of dead fish thanks to Ragnar Magnusson. Most commentators agreed it was preferable to the usual smell of the Junta Kastorians.
  • Mardi Gras preparations are under way in Rio, Earth. Lady Sylvansight has been spotted flashing her assets in the Senate House. These two things are unrelated.
  • Naplian carpet riders have attacked Stellar Empire installations in the Aladdin system.
  • A Flagritz spokesperson reiterated that the Flagritz Republic will not involve itself in the death march to extinction that is the Dewiek war of self-defence against the Stellar Empire.
  • The Howl Editor has been found eating celery sticks and drinking non-alcoholic lager.

*** Guest Blog ***

Telvin wiped the remains of the dinner from his mouth as he entered the chambers of his ship. The state dinner provided by the DNA was enjoyable despite what they considered a dilapidated setting. Telvin contemplated that many seemed to forget where he had come from, and that most occasions were superior to those years he had spent in a prison cell. He had to admit to himself however, that it was nice to be treated like a King even if it was a somewhat new title.

Swooping to the stable perch in the guest quarters of the ship, Telvin keyed his log in via the inbuilt touch plates. The screen before him flickered to life and he caught up on some of the missives that had been floating around over the past few weeks. The was between the Human Empire and the Dewiek Nation appeared to be continuing, albeit at a slower pace due to some festivities, the odd TOAD one was wittering on about his damned herb and some alien artefact that was allegedly destroyed, and the Wimbles were conducting something called a bake off.

Telvin twitched his ears in confusion. What on earth was that all about, and why was one Wolf Lord in particular so riled up about it? He flicked his wings in dismissal as he turned the screen off. There more pressing matters to attend to he supposed. Exploration of Wakerian space continued and it was possible yet another new system would soon come to light, plus there was the upgrading of the Wakerian facilities throughout their space, and he supposed he should really pay a visit to Kargen... still...

Telvin tapped the key for the Comms station. "Lieutenant," he commanded. "Open a channel and get me Dinasha on the line."

*** Gonzo’s Naughty Step ***

IND human TOAD adjust the cooking hat of the Falonian Ensign MAD BIRD COOK (#1) and orders the mad cook to WMB Rolling Acres (88338) to cook a mean pie! "Just like my mum would make.. states IND TOAD! The MAD BIRD COOK gives a crazy smile, jumps into the captain's chair of the IND SHIP (FCN) LITTLE BIRD (85878) and flies to WMB Rolling Acres (88338). The IND falonian ensign arrives at the starport and jumps out boldly from the starship and walks right into the starbase past the startled WMB guards.. adjust his cooking hat! and walks boldly right into the master cooking school.. giving that crazy wide eye MAD COOK smile.. [porgs with a mad cook smile]

IND Falonian Ensign MAD BIRD COOK (#1) is working the the stove and the WMB master cook walks up to a dish and cracks open a egg... into a dish of mush... to the horror of the Falonian Ensign MAD BIRD COOK (#1)! The preparing and cooking of a fine cornish hen dish just made the Falonian Ensign MAD BIRD COOK (#1) crazy! He jumps upon the cooking table and creams "enough.. enough.. you barbarians!" The WMB security forces throws Falonian Ensign MAD BIRD COOK (#1) out onto the starport..

*** Guest Editorial ***
by Lyceum Amaguk

As suspected the greatest weapon on the side of the Dewiek in this war has been the hubris and arrogance of the humans of the Imperial forces.

Drunk on their own overwhelming power and military force the IMP no longer feel the need to justify even the most brutal and grotesque acts of murder and genocide.

Leaving them standing increasingly alone in the peripheries.

This arrogance has also seen the Imperials grossly underestimate their opponents will to fight and strike back impressively on a number of occasions, offering a boost to Dewiek morale as the human forces are foiled or beaten back despite often overwhelming odds.

The IMP are many times more powerful than anyone who might stand against them. So why should they need to justify their actions?

Or perhaps they simply cannot?

Those who speak up against them suffer public humiliation - at best - or punishment beatings at the hands of vast swarms of AM missiles armed MRC ships.

In the case of the DEN? Absolute genocide of the Dewiek species has been commanded at the highest level.

This has raises eyebrows across the peripheries as more and more affiliations turn against them in private disgust.

Thousand of tons of nuclear ballistics have rained down on small squadrons of Dewiek ships, many being destroyed without a shot being fired. But still they come. Undaunted.

Mega fleets of 1000s of capital ships have bombarding Dewiek populations for weeks on end, night and day.

Smaller, softer and previously peaceful cities such as the lightly defended trading base in Fellerin system wiped from the face of the planet.

The war turning into an endless and fruitless quagmire for the human forces as primary targets prove elusive.

Tactics and a cool head long forgotten. Replaced by hatred, vengeance and anger as millions of stellars are spent crushing targets with little strategic or financial value based. So big, so powerful yet so strangely brittle for all that.

Small forces of Dewiek raiding ships striking again and again at the heart of the Empire and gaining ever increasing audacity by the day.

The birth of a new generation of Dewiek who know nothing but the sounds of bombardment and glorious tales of the deaths of their fathers in battle. The Nation's warriors gaining experience and insight into this strange, angry enemy.

The cost to the IMP?

The exposure of their grim, murderous intent. Sugar coated no longer. Why bother. Who can stop them?

10s of millions of stellars spent crushing third-rate targets.

And the death of their humanity. RIP.

Is this really why humans first reached for the stars?

How curious.

*** Affiliation Status and Contacts ***

AFT Association of Free Traders (54) - Marion Tweedy
BHD Brotherhood (63) - Saul D
CIA Combined Intelligence Agency (64) - Laton CIA
DNA Displaced Natives Asylum (66) - Yahn Wodenzoon
DTR Detinus Republic (58) - Morley Decker
DEN Dewiek Elder Nation (67) - Aadolf
DOM Dominion (57) - bcd
FCN Falconian Republic (70) - Convocation of Eagles
FEL Felini Tyranny (49) - Mrrshan
FLZ Flagritz Empire (47) - Kayxaer
FET Frontier Exploration & Trade (56) - Cu Chulainn
GTT Galactic Trade & Transport (52) - Ike
GCE Garcia Enterprises (4) - Neil
HEX Hexamon (23) - Ando
HVE Hive (68) - MoG
IMP Imperial Services (51) - Jack Jones
KRL Krell (30) - Namica
MOH Mohache (73) - Listens
NLF Naplian Liberation Front (38) - NLFHQ
RRH Roy Robert Holdings (39) - Roy Roberts
SMS Stellar Mining and Smelting (53) - MikhailM
SKW The Star Kingdom of Wakeria (85) - Telvin G’ren
USN Ulian Stellar Nation (34) - Oedipus Prime
WMB Wimble Nations (25) - Paden

Inactive: ANT, COD, IDC, RIP, TAG
Deceased: CAL, MIC, KRT, KST

*** Submission ***

Anonymous: SSS Inter Galactic News HQ (39952).

Nexus: Editor.