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VICE PRESIDENT HURK’JURL DEAD IN CAR CRASH!

BREAKING ― sources in Mendell City today have told the Bugle that Vice President Fahjil Hurk’jurl has passed away just a short while ago following a catastrophic car accident in District 3. Eyewitnesses report that the Vice President’s personal vehicle was involved in a collision with a cargo truck driven by a bound Vaurca of the Zo’ra hive on his way home from work. When attempting to run a red light, his vehicle was struck and overturned, and after several harrowing minutes of emergency officials attempting to remove the Vice President from the wreckage, he was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics from the Xavier Trasen Memorial Hospital.

Mendell City Police officers were informed by eyewitnesses present at the time of the incident that it appeared that the Vice President lost control of his vehicle shortly before he arrived at the intersection, and was unable to regain control of his government-issue NanoTrasen CityCruiser™ before his collision with the cargo truck. Traffic and accident investigators at the MCPD found, after a cursory inspection, that there were no signs of foul play, and the case is considered to be an “open and shut” example of reckless driving.

“I hear this government vehicle coming up from behind me,” says Ken Anderson, 47, a NanoTrasen auditor. “He was going way too fast - seemed like at least twenty kilometers over the limit. So, I did the logical thing, and pulled over out of his lane [...] the next thing I knew, I watched him barrel through a red light and slam into the truck. I called EMS, but it was probably too late [...] you just don’t walk away from a crash like that, you know?” Traffic camera footage provided to the Bugle from the accident site corroborates the witness’ statement, showing the Vice President veering sharply into the path of the oncoming truck after haphazardly speeding towards the intersection.

The unfortunate and untimely passing of Vice President Hurk’jurl is a tragedy for the entire Republic, while particularly impacting the Tajara community in the Imperial Palace district. The Vice President was the first Tajara to hold such a high-ranking position in the Republic’s government, and he was widely regarded as a trailblazer for his species. A candlelight vigil will be held at the District Six Church of S’rendarr in his memory. The thoughts and prayers of the Bugle’s entire staff team are with his family in this tragic moment of national loss.

This is an ongoing story, and will be updated as necessary.

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A REMEDY TO THE SCARCITY?

A recent discovery in the Romanovich Cloud might hold the key to alleviating the phoron scarcity plaguing the galactic economy, researchers have told the Bugle. A sizable asteroid, dubbed 66832 “Clandestine” by the astronomer who discovered it, has been located within the Cloud with promising evidence of trace amounts of aerosolized phoron in its vicinity! NanoTrasen (NTCO +5.34% ↑) specialists theorize that these findings may allude to large deposits of the valuable mineral deep within the asteroid’s rocky mass, and may at last put an end to the economic uncertainty affecting the Orion Spur. For the first time since the start of the crisis, NanoTrasen stock prices have risen as a result of the announcement.

The potential for a new source of phoron has been drawing attention from several galactic powers and the Bugle’s sources have suggested that there are currently discussions of auctioning off the valuable asteroid. Government officials are debating what will be done with “Clandestine”, but our economic experts believe that NanoTrasen will likely retain ownership of the celestial body. Our readers can rest assured that if “Clandestine” goes to market, competition to purchase it will most certainly be fierce. Almost every spacefaring civilization relies heavily on bluespace drives and phoron fuel for transport, supply and military operations, making this discovery even more intriguing as stockpiles of the critical element diminish.

A survey expedition to the Clandestine asteroid had been planned and is already underway; will the discovery of this potential fresh source of phoron be the answer to the economic downturn rippling across all of colonized space? Stay tuned for more updates!

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THE CLANDESTINE INCIDENT!

BREAKING ― earlier this evening, Republic surveyors tasked with exploring the newly discovered asteroid 'Clandestine' in the Romanovich Cloud were caught in a horrific explosion that has all but destroyed the massive potential phoron deposit! The detonation was so catastrophic, witnesses reported that they were even able to see the fireball in the night sky over Mendell City!

Government officials have not yet determined an official cause for the explosion, but sources have told the Bugle that the asteroid contained an incredible wealth of raw phoron deposits, perhaps in an amount never before seen - and they  hypothesize a rogue spark or flame ignited the volatile mineral, causing a cataclysmic chain reaction that ultimately resulted in 'Clandestine's’ complete and total vaporization. Due to the burnoff caused by the detonation and the substantial burning of phoron, it's estimated that up to 95% of the asteroid's value has been lost, and its remains are now essentially worthless

NanoTrasen Corporation (NTCO %3.3 ↑) officials, in an impromptu press event wherein they took no questions, confirmed the 'Clandestine' asteroid to be the final major phoron deposit within the Tau Ceti system, marking the beginning of a potentially even more serious galactic crisis and prolonged era of decline. The severity of both the explosion and its fallout has prompted NanoTrasen Internal Affairs agents to launch a thorough investigation into the events leading up to what has now been dubbed the 'Clandestine Incident';' though no clear evidence of foul play has surfaced, NanoTrasen officials are not dismissing the possibility, either.

President Dorne and members of the Bieselite government have not returned a request for comment made by Bugle reporters, and sources close to the Tau Ceti Security Council say that there is no plan to enact a state of emergency or heightened alert until more thorough system-wide scans are made in an effort to determine the exact amount of phoron remaining in the National Supply.

Mirroring the tight-lipped response by the Biesel government, Alliance officials told reporters at a press conference aboard Unity station earlier today that "The ASSN is unmoved by recent events pertaining to this 'present crisis.' We wish to assure every Solarian citizen that the Alliance will persevere as it always has." No questions were permitted at the event, and requests for further comments made by Bugle reporters have not been acknowledged by the Solarian Embassy in Mendell City.

For now, experts believe that phoron supplies will last for the near future, but prices on the Galactic Market are already skyrocketing. NanoTrasen stocks have, despite the Clandestine Incident, continued to rise - though more slowly than prior - due to the megacorporations repeated and spirited assurances that they control enough phoron to meet the necessary production quotas until more deposits are located.

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 Possible operations on Mars!

New information from a source inside of the Alliance of Sovereign Solarian Nations has revealed the possibility of a large operation being performed on Mars by the Solarian Government, though not all details are known.

 

Currently intel suggests these operations are no coincidence; as the Alliance's supplies and reserves of phoron begin to dwindle during the shortage, more and more fleets of government freighters are rumored to be carrying this crucial material. Since there have been no major military movements in Martian space, this can only lead more credence to the theory.

 

Alliance officials have condemned what they view as an 'unrestrained rumormill', insisting these suspicions have no basis in reality and that further allegations of irregular phoron movement or usage are nothing but unsubstantiated speculation by parties uninvolved and uninformed. Our insider source has refused to give more information at this time, though we will be closely investigating the situation for any further details, so stay tuned!

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Tajaran Band Seeks Asylum in Tau Ceti

Bloodstorm, the experimental Tajaran group that visited Tau Ceti in July, has returned to the system this week. However, sources indicate that this time they plan on staying. Lead frontman ‘Al-Atil Csihar’ told the Bugle in an exclusive interview that the band was forbidden from returning to Adhomai by the Democratic People’s Republic and as a result they are now forced to seek asylum within Biesel. Upon returning from their first extrasolar tour, they were stopped from leaving Crevus’ shuttle port by soldiers of the Liberation Army, who claimed to be acting under orders given by Supreme Commander Nated himself. Bloodstorm’s members were forbidden from returning to Adhomai under the threat of arrest. Upon hearing this, NanoTrasen representatives in the city provided the group transportation back to Tau Ceti. 

“We believe that art deserves to be represented, as it is a fundamental right”, stated the representative when questioned about his decision. “NanoTrasen Corporation condemns this type of censorship and respectfully requests that representatives of the Democratic People’s Republic review their decision in the best interest of galactic politics.”

The public relations team at the DPRA embassy located within Mendell City has defended the motion, claiming that the band is a threat to the values defended by the Al’mariist ideology. Tau Ceti’s government has decided to grant Bloodstorm asylum until the situation has been resolved. Adhomian authorities have not returned a request for comment made by Bugle reporters.Vargir “Godslayer” Stenovich, the bassist of the band, announced that the group intends on continuing their careers in Biesel. 

“They’ll miss theirrr fans on Adhomai, but the [Slur Removed] are not gonna let them back, and the show must go on,” explained Stenovich. The troupe has settled in District Six, in an attempt to stay closer to their fans.

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PHORON SCARCITY AT ITS PEAK!

Earlier today, the results of a series of wide-ranging, system-wide surface scans of 86% of the Romanovich Cloud and interior of Tau Ceti space were published, disappointing optimists who said that another discovery on par with 'Clandestine' could still have been in the cards. Government officials have indicated that very few substantial phoron deposits remain unmined, and it appears unlikely that any new deposits of the critical mineral are left to be discovered in the system.

In a hastily-assembled press conference, NanoTrasen Corporation took questions from a raucous press corps, restating their previous assurances that the situation is under control and that the bluespace giant has enough supplies to meet their necessary production quotas. The corporation is adamant that they will be able to make their current stockpiles last until new sources of phoron are found, but experts remain divided on whether or not this is the case.

Einstein Engines (ENEN 15.3% ↑), the Orion Spurs' largest producer of non-phoron warp-capable engines, has seen its biggest single-day stock price increase in the last few decades as a result of the duly named 'Clandestine Incident'. The Einstein Engines public relations team has promised that they are more than equipped to deal with the demand for non-phoron engines, and have used the crisis to successfully market their warp-drives as a trustworthy, reliable alternative amidst the growing uncertainty surrounding the sustainability of phoron.

Both government and independent surveyors have begun to look outwards towards Frontier assets in an attempt to locate more phoron, but as of now no new deposits have been located and a gripping sense of hopelessness has begun to take root in the industrial mining community. Bugle reporters were able to catch a survey team before they departed for Frontier space, and their lead prospector took the opportunity to say, "The sudden disappearance of numerous deposits of phoron is happening on an unprecedented scale. It really just seems like no one's prepared for this... [...] ...my team hasn't located a deposit in weeks!"

The galactic economy is certainly feeling the strain caused by the ongoing scarcity, and the effects are clearly evident even within Tau Ceti as companies and transportation groups fielding bluespace shuttles cut their flight time by upwards of 50%. Phoron supplies, once distributed throughout many installations for the purposes of research or chemical synthesis are also being recalled by NanoTrasen Central Command. The pressure is on for mining operations within the system to squeeze every last trace of phoron out of current deposits, but how long will it be before all wells run dry?

Bugle reporters are currently working around the clock across the Orion Spur to keep you, our valued readers, up to date on any news regarding the ongoing scarcity as it occurs. Stay tuned for more information.

In other news, the Alliance's press secretary has released another statement to all news outlets within the core Sol system. An important, leading quote from Senator Joseph Taylor was featured, saying, "In the interest of the continuation of our great Alliance, we have invested our resources in alternative solutions. Rather than subsist solely on our reserves, we are actively developing countermeasures to this scarcity, and the results seem rather promising." Alliance officials have not responded to a request for further comment.

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CLANDESTINE INCIDENT: FINGERS POINTED AT FROST!

Shocking accusations out of Epsilon Eridani have made ripples across the galactic community today. Key members of the Zeng-Hu Pharmaceuticals Board of Directors spoke at a press conference earlier this afternoon held in their headquarters on Akhet, where they detailed their collaboration with other megacorporations into the investigation of the catastrophic Clandestine Incident. The executives stunned the entire press corps by formally accusing Michael Frost, Prime Minister of the Alliance, and the Solarian military of being responsible for the destruction of the largest phoron deposit ever known to man.

The once rogue admiral and now face of the Solarian government has found himself the center of attention yet again as Zeng-Hu adamantly insists that both he and the Solarian military caused the chain reaction that obliterated 'Clandestine'. Claims brought forth by executives at the conference even go so far as to suggest that the cause for the detonation was a coordinated bombing of the asteroid by Sol ships in the area under orders from Prime Minister Frost himself, and that Zeng-Hu had no choice but to go public after threats were made by Sol officials.

As the galaxy grapples with the heavy accusations being made against the largest human space-faring power in the known universe, inside sources have told the Bugle that the Alliance's government is in a state of chaos as they attempt to quash what they call 'outrageous fake news' on the part of Zeng-Hu Pharmaceuticals. Solarian consulars across the galaxy are refusing to provide commentary to news outlets, and top Alliance government officials are privately expressing doubts on how well they can control the narrative surrounding the claims.

Prime Minister Frost has a reputation of being accused of underhanded tactics and political intimidation in the Sol Alliance, and remains vastly unpopular in areas of the nation. In others, he is viewed as a hero. Public opinion is mixed and some Solarian citizens have demanded that Zeng-Hu provide more evidence to prove the veracity of these claims, but for now, the Solarian government has remained uncharacteristically tight-lipped. Inside sources within the Alliance navy have told the Bugle that all military installations have seen an alert level increase, and third parties warn of ongoing fleet movements across Solarian borders.

The accusations brought forth by Zeng-Hu Pharmaceuticals are sudden, and the serious nature of their claims is apparent. Is Frost really to blame for the dark state of affairs in the world of phoron supply? And, if so, what are his reasons for such a heinous attack as Sol now suffers from reduced exports out of Republic space? While the Alliance government has refused to engage with the Bugle to answer these questions, the Sol Alliance News Network was provided the only statement on the accusations from none other than Prime Minister Frost himself.

In their exclusive interview, he stated, "The claims made by Zeng-Hu are illogical and without merit; these Biesellite separatists are engaged in an obvious and bald-faced attempt to undermine galactic trust in the Solarian government by directly accusing us of terrorism. I would suggest that the real investigation focus on NanoTrasen, who have much to gain from destroying their own deposit to paint both myself and Sol in a bad light - especially to get back at me for attempting to put a stop to their illegal production of synthetic killing machines. To think that Sol would destroy such a large source of phoron when we use it as much as any other nation is ridiculous."

In the same article, an eyebrow-raising, prepared statement was referenced from Alliance leadership regarding the ongoing phoron crisis. "Our investments in an alternative solution to external phoron sources have come to fruition, and we are not only excited, but proud to announce that we have found a new source of the phoron material. The external events regarding the ongoing shortage are of no concern to the Solarian Alliance."

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Mars Gone Dark!

BREAKING ― sources within the Sol system tell the Bugle that just a few short moments ago, all inbound and outbound signals from the surface of Mars have ceased completely. The nature of this communications blackout is not currently known, and space flight around the planet has been seriously disrupted due to the loss of traffic control. Solarian navy vessels have been sighted in orbit around the planet, and ships attempting to land have been refused clearance by the Alliance military. The Alliance government has not returned a request for comment made by reporters.

 

As of this moment, there is no concrete evidence of foul play or any suggestion of, perhaps, a natural disaster, leading many to speculate and theorize as to why the Red Planet has suddenly gone dark. Extranet forums and message boards are aflame with conspiracy theories, ranging from acts of war by undiscovered aliens to a transdimensional experiment gone wrong. Bugle reporters took to the streets to ask citizens their thoughts.

 

"What's happenin' on Mars? You wanna know what's happenin'?" Markus Brewer, 52, a Martian native responded, "I'll tell ya what's happenin'! It's the damn BLUES! They's takin' advantage of the shortage and takin' out m'fellow Martians while they can, the cowards! They must- must have used a NUKE or summat!" Mr. Brewer seemed very stressed and frantic about the situation, underscoring the concerns of many Solarian nationals or Republic citizens who have families in Sol.
 

Other citizens were much less frenzied by the news, with Janice Drady, 34, A Bieselite native telling us, "To be honest with you, I wouldn't be surprised if it was just a dude who pushed the wrong button at a communications tower and shorted the whole grid. Either that, or everyone on Mars is dead. What a shame."

 

In the absence of an announcement from the Alliance government, it seems that conspiracy theories will be all that abound in the near future. The insider source who first broke news of strange phoron shipments told our reporters, however, that "They didn't listen. They didn't listen to the data, they didn't have the right, and now it's the Martians who have to pay the price. If you're still down there, you need to get out!"

 

This story is breaking and will be updated as necessary.

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Disaster on Mars!

Witness reports and third-party testimony regarding the situation on Mars has painted an increasingly dim picture; despite attempts made by the Solarian government to quash any reporting on the state of Mars, the Bugle has learned from inside sources that a horrifying discovery has been made: a gargantuan, phoron-based conflagration has been burning for days at a Solarian black site near the southern pole of Mars. The intense fire has spread across and scarred wide swathes of the planet's southernmost areas, and it is currently estimated that multiple habitations, arcologies and cities south of Argyre have been rendered absolutely uninhabitable to any form of life. The southern ice cap has completely sublimated.

Localized explosions caused by the overwhelming amount of airborne phoron particles have pockmarked the surface of Mars with deep craters, destroying critical infrastructure and communications equipment. The Martian capital of Olympus has been completely wiped off the face of the planet due to a combination of high-intensity combustion and near-total incineration. All that remains of Olympus are the charred ruins of buildings.

A hitherto unforeseen level of contamination of phoron gas has poisoned vast quantities of the Martian atmosphere, reaching as far north so as to affect habitats such as Red Gaia, causing white-hot flash fires. Multiple cities have reported turbocharged fires breaking out near electrical equipment, and entire arcologies have lost power due to the serious damage inflicted on their electrical infrastructure. Contact with several population centers based around Mars' equator has been completely lost, and officials privately believe that the worst should be assumed.

In addition, no Solarian government vessels have been assisting in the evacuation, and calls for aid have been ignored. All evacuations from the planet's surface have been carried out by independent third parties or by the Interstellar Aid Corps; various gangs have offered safe passage offworld for exorbitant fees, and thefts are of starships have been reported planetwide as civil law enforcement crumbles in the face of the ongoing calamity. Even ships from Eridani Private Military Contractors have arrived in certain places to escort citizens away - again, for a price. Experts speculate that the dead could reach staggering numbers well into the millions, and an official investigation into what has happened is still ongoing. No official death count has been released.

Reports indicate that Jargon Federation starships have exited bluespace near Mars as well, dispatching shuttles to evacuate Federation citizens and broadcasting a warning that any non-citizen attempting to board will be repelled with lethal force. Several shootings have already happened as Skrellian ships are swarmed by displaced Martians and refugees looking for a way off the burning planet. The chaos on the ground is mirrored by chaos in space, as several EPMC shuttles have recently been engaged by larger ships in the Martian orbit, shuttles supposedly stolen by throngs of 'violent refugees'.

The thoughts and prayers of the Bugle newsroom staff are with our Martian friends in their hour of need. Reporters are working around the clock to bring you, our viewers, the latest news regarding the investigation into this apocalyptic situation.

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Operation ‘Violet Dawn’ Unveiled! Mass Unrest in the Solarian Alliance!

BREAKING ― Chaos in the Solarian Alliance today reverberates across the galaxy thanks to an anonymous whistleblower, who has leaked the classified documents surrounding the calamity on Mars. A dossier provided to the Bugle by this whistleblower via a secure channel blames a secret research team identified as the 'Violet Task Force' for the source of the fires and phoron influx that has doomed more than 60% of Mars to uninhabitability and for causing the deaths of millions, prompting outcry on a galactic scale and total condemnation of the Solarian Alliance by several major powers.

The whistleblower, who was previously the head researcher of the Violet Task Force, participated in a string of experiments that were a part of a classified Alliance operation known as 'Violet Dawn'. Their team of scientists and engineers were working to create a self-replicating version of phoron's crystalline structure in an attempt to solve the growing phoron crisis as the Alliance's economy faltered. Originally, their endeavors were considered a major success, as they were able to induce phoron crystals to properly replicate at an acceptable rate. But, as they attempted to refine their methods, things took a turn for the worse.

After modifications to their equipment, they were able to indeed 'grow' more phoron, but the rate at which it did so as well as the stability of the resulting crystals became entirely uncontrollable. The phoron was able to pull atoms in the air to add to its mass at an alarming capacity, breaching containment and causing panic amongst the scientists. As the situation worsened, the horrific conflagration was an inevitable consequence, and the flash point for the fire sweeping across Mars has been confirmed as a laboratory in a Solarian black site hidden within Mars' south pole, which has now resulted in the near-total incineration of the southern hemisphere of the planet.

When this dossier was made public, angry Solarian citizens took to the streets to protest among multiple worlds, including every major city on Earth, remaining Martian population centers, Venus, New Hai Phong, Silversun and even in the Eridani Federation. This mass civil unrest shows no signs of stopping as pressure on the Alliance government for answers has increased. A new, impromptu movement dubbed the 'Justice for Mars Coalition' has demanded that those responsible for the calamity be arrested and brought to trial and that Martian citizens be given reparation payments, amongst other things. The phrase "Remember Mars!" has been a consistent catchphrase amongst JMC attendees in several protests.

Some protests have even turned violent, the most destructive of which seen in Detroit on Earth, Binyaria on Venus, and Sekhmet on Amon. The death toll for said riots has reached a combined total of 674 as of this report and multiple counties and municipalities are mobilizing even more law enforcement in an attempt to quell the outrage. Struggling cities pushed to their limit have requested military assistance from the Alliance government as police officers and riot cops have had their time off revoked for the foreseeable future. Various EPMC companies have deployed within both the Federation and the Alliance, however no information on the damages and casualties within Eridani have been released at present.

The most raucous protest, seen in Detroit, has roiled the city over the last several hours. Businesses have been ransacked and looted, officers have been attacked and killed and the streets are awash with angry citizens. An activist, known as Jintari Volaria, has quickly gained popularity as a leader in the protests and a key figure in the JMC as a whole. At a recent gathering in Cadillac Square, she had this to say:

"My fellow Solarians, we've suffered a tragic loss. My heart aches to think of it. Our own government, who we trusted, who we expected to keep us safe - keep our families safe, our lives running as they had promised - condemned millions of innocent people to death in the pursuit of greed. How many of you have family on Mars? How many of you have not heard back from them? And how many of you will have to bury them?! [Mars] has been devastated by this government ineptitude; they didn't tell us, they didn't warn us, and they didn't help us when we needed it the most! They left people to die down there. Who's to say it won't happen again? Who's to say there aren't more of these horrid experiments taking place right on our very doorsteps, in our cities, beneath our feet? How long before another catastrophe wreaks havoc on our lives? I don't intend to find out. We must hold those responsible accountable for their actions! Today, it was Mars, but tomorrow, it could be Earth! Remember Mars!"

A request for comment was not returned by the Solarian Embassy in Mendell City.

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NANOTRASEN ATTACKED! 35th SOLARIAN BATTLEFLEET ENTERS TAU CETI! 


The NSS Aurora and NSS Upsilon have been targeted by two Solarian Interstellar Naval Intelligence shuttles that landed and began looking into the Clandestine Incident. After the death of multiple on the Upsilon, and one on the Aurora, both shuttles were intercepted by the NDV Icarus and destroyed in-flight when returning to the 35th battlefleet. Our sources within the Tau Ceti Foreign Legion have confirmed this action and teams have been dispatched to both the Aurora and Upsilon at this time to further secure the stations and assess the situation present.

These actions undertaken by the NDV Icarus have been interpreted by Solarian authorities as an act of war from the Republic of Biesel, and transmissions have been relayed from the Jùfēng, the flagship of the 35th Battlefleet of the Solarian Navy, for all NanoTrasen and Biesellite vessels in the system of Tau Ceti to stand down, disarm, and comply with future Solarian commands as transmitted from the battlefleet and that any that do not comply will be “blasted back to 2451.”

In a further response, the 35th Battlefleet has launched multiple vanguard actions into Tau Ceti tracked moving towards shipyards, defensive installations, orbital stations, and military vessels. In a brief statement, a transmission from the battlefleet has announced their actions as a “preventative effort,” made in order to “stabilise,” the region of Tau Ceti and “further protect solarian interests within the Tau Ceti system.” A national state of emergency has been declared throughout the republic, and the TCFL has announced that it will be mobilising its reserves along with all other personnel.

President Dorn is expected to make a statement sometime within the next hour in regards to the situation, but as of now has instructed all Biesellite vessels to not comply with Solarian demands and disengage if possible. NanoTrasen’s Naval Command has issued a similar order as well. 

These jarring events have come in tandem with unconfirmed reports from the state-of-the-art artificial intelligence of the NTCC Odin, Bubble, of more large masses of Solarian-identified ships exiting warp travel on the outskirts of Biesellite territory from all sides. These fleets have yet to broadcast any signals and are refusing to answer transmissions both from NanoTrasen and Biesellite authorities in the region, but, according to our sources they are not advancing and are remaining in place. They have intercepted and escorted Biesellite reconnaissance craft away from their vicinity without firing upon them, only issuing transmissions for non-Solarian vessels to keep their distance.

This situation is rapidly changing and we at the Bugle will be sure to keep you updated in this tense time. It is recommended that those living in densely populated areas amass a supply of food and water that will last them approximately two weeks along with a hololink compatible radio. The Biesellite Emergency Management Bureau has commented that they will begin coordinating efforts to supply citizens with essentials in the event that supplies are endangered by this emergency.

More to follow.

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The Coalition and Elyra Threaten War!

BREAKING ― Indicative of heightened tensions that have gripped the galaxy, the Coalition of Colonies has issued a dire warning directed at the Solarian Alliance. Roughly six hours ago, a secure transmission was beamed from the Scarab Fleets and from their flagship the King's Omen, relaying a message from Reilly Sianne and the Free League. The message was as follows, as repeated by Queen Iraiya,

"Should the Alliance of Sovereign Solarian Nations continue to disrupt the galactic peace, and interfere with the lifeblood of the new colonial world, let it be known that there will be war the likes of which the Orion Spur has never before seen. Coalition fleets stand at the ready to intercept any Solarian aggression and guarantee the safety of the important trade routes of our lands. Make no mistake - we will not kowtow to Solarian hostilities."

Sources within the Republic of Biesel's department of defense tell us that, since the reception of that message, they have established contact with members of the Coalition's high military command to better coordinate any joint exercises or maneuvers in preparation of Solarian reprisals. Reportedly, the amount of vessels that the Coalition Navy has formally mobilized are at a level unseen since the conclusion of the Interstellar War in 2287; most member states of the Coalition have contributed to a massive fleet that is currently being assembled as a response force.

In conjunction with the threats of retaliation made by the Coalition, a similarly-worded transmission was sent from Perispolis in Elyra not long after. Prime Minister Rasheed Tatenda sternly condemned the Solarian movements against the Republic of Biesel and warned that the Serene Republic would take the necessary military measures to secure their borders and assist their long-time trading partner. The Bugle has learned that Minister of the Navy Daniyah Amari has ordered fleet movements in Elyran space, preparing them to jump into Tau Ceti if necessary.

Solarian fleets presently maintain an encirclement of the Republic with more ships arriving by the hour; the Thirty-Fifth fleet has arrived in the outer ring of the Tau Ceti system and has occupied territory including the Romanovich Cloud, but has since halted their advance after the Elyran announcement. It is unknown if the Coalition threat is being treated seriously.

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SITUATION CALMS! SOLARIAN FLEETS DISENGAGE!

Solarian forces are withdrawing from the Republic of Biesel after the threats of war from the Coalition and Elyra. Fleets that had been noted as having altered their courses towards Tau Ceti have broken off, and those remaining in the system, such as the Thirty-Fifth Battlefleet, have departed on a return journey to the Core Worlds. As tensions de-escalate, our sources have told the Bugle that the Alliance has cut off most forms of contact with its Outer, and even some Middle Ring, worlds. Insiders in the Solarian navy have informed us that all fleets are being recalled back to defensive positions in the Core Worlds. 

It is unknown when control will be returned to the civilian government, or when a process to replace the late Michael Frost as Prime Minister will begin; it also appears the ongoing investigation into the Clandestine Incident has been classified and information on it is no longer publcly available, in conjunction with other movements to commit to secrecy documents and evidence surrounding the assassination of Michael Frost. We are no longer able to legally comment further.

Republic officials and members of top military brass, most notably president Joseph Dorn, have each individually made note of their absences during the crisis. President Dorn, at a hastily assembled press conference, was quoted as saying,

“The reality of the situation was that we came too close to another takeover - this time with no hope of recovery. NanoTrasen was kind enough to offer the folk working alongside me, and myself, safety - but in the haste of all this, we’ve hardly been able to keep the Republic informed of my status.  I am well, and in the final days of my term I’ll ensure this good Republic sees those afflicted by the Alliance’ negligence, saved.”

There is still no contact with the 58th or 112th fleet which have departed from their respective posts at Konyang and Valley Hale. Solarian representatives have declared a state of emergency within Konyang’s gravity well, making clear a sense of increasing urgency to have its defenses back in place. 

NTCC Odin AI “Bubble” has publicly reported a lowered alert level on the NTCC Odin. The resting alert level of the NTCC Odin is GREEN.

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Statement from Admiral Ozdemir! Rogue Fleet Approaches!

Grand Admiral Raymond Ozdemir of the Solarian Thirty-Fifth Fleet has, against orders, altered course for the Republic of Biesel yet again.

Representatives from the 35th fleet have returned to Tau Ceti as a vanguard from the primary fleet, which was halfway through its journey to the Sol system before its recent turning towards the Republic. They have relayed written and holographic displays from the Admiral publicly declaring their intention as the fleet approaches the system.

The primary statement from Ozdemir through holographic feeds is as follows.

“For far too long, the Republic — a land claiming freedom yet marred by corporate greed — they sit on top of their shares as they watch the galaxy crumble around them. There is a lack of contempt for silence and standing by through this, and somehow the Alliance is the enemy. We strived to find a solution, a gambit and paid so dearly as a result. What has Biesel, Tau Ceti, done for sentient peoples everywhere? I can spell it out for you: they destroyed the last bastion of hope we had for solving the phoron crisis—the Clandestine. The Alliance wants Biesel back, yet lacks the nerve, the resolve, to take it back by their own hands. The Coalition lacks the ability to mobilize quickly; the Elyrans have long sat secluded and without experience in the affairs of war; the Republic’s ‘Legion’ is a pitiful excuse of a people’s militia. In the coming days, we move to liberate the people of the so-called Republic.”

Fleet movements from the 35th match the threat with the majority of the roughly 430 ships lining up to approach the Republic in a sweeping manner. It is unknown whether assistance will be fielded by the Republic’s allies in time for the incoming siege.

NTCC Odin AI “Bubble” has publicly reported a heightened alert level on the NTCC Odin. The resting alert level of the NTCC Odin is RED.

Most NanoTrasen officials have stated their staff are “essential” to the livelihood of the Republic, and thus designated a vast majority of employees as emergency staff during the crisis. Non-emergency staff of NanoTrasen and citizens of the Republic are recommended to shelter in place and seek emergency supplies for the likely scenario of extended wartime.

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35th Fleet Enters Tau Ceti!

Tau Ceti Foreign Legion officials confirmed today that the 35th Fleet has entered the system; four lightly armed scout ships were sighted around Reade’s perimeter. A Bieselite patrol attempted to hail the ships, only to be fired upon without prior warning. A brief skirmish between the rogue elements and the patrol followed. The rogue corvettes retreated after Legion reinforcements arrived. The military and the Foreign Legion have been issued orders to mobilize its entire contingent, including all possible reservists and available spacecraft. NanoTrasen emergency response teams have pledged to defend the Republic from Solarian aggression. Military contractors also have been hired to bolster the defenses. 

Elyran and Coalition diplomatic representatives confirmed that the reinforcements are currently underway; the exact time of their arrival is still uncertain. The Foreign Legion has started to concentrate its vessel around New Gibson. Legion troops are currently setting up ground defenses on Biesel, NanoTrasen security personnel on the planet have also joined them under the direct orders of Central Command. TCFL troopers, supported by combat exosuits, are patrolling the shuttle ports and streets of Mendell City. Luthien research and personnel are currently being evacuated to facilities in Biesel. New Gibson’s arcologies have been put under lockdown. Despite the preparations, many doubt that the Republic will be able to stop the incoming offensive. 

During an official press conference this morning, President Dorn has announced that the Republic has no intention of surrendering once again to a rogue admiral. Calling for further reinforcements, he released the following statement:

“People of Tau Ceti, once again we face Solarian aggression. Another rogue fleet is on its way to occupy and loot our Republic. Everything we have built, our homes, our wealth, and our very own future is at risk now. We all must stand together in the defense of this bastion of freedom amidst a sea of tyranny. Take action, join the Foreign Legion, transport supplies to the frontline; anything can make the difference. Tau Ceti’s survival depends on its inhabitants now. This is also a call to other nations and groups that sympathize with our cause: we will receive any help with open arms. The 35th won’t stop after it pillages Biesel! It will target the rest of the galaxy as well. Join us in this fight!”

While civilian traffic remains unrestricted, a travel advisory was issued due to the presence of the rogue Solarian fleet. The bluespace gateway remains fully operational, despite the high-security alert. Travelers coming from the Konyang region report an unusual gathering of ships in the area. The Solarian territories bordering Tau Ceti are currently considered highly unstable and overrun by criminal elements.
 

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Reade Falls; 35th Advances Further into Tau Ceti!

Today the orbit of Reade was the stage of the first real battle in the incoming Solarian offensive. The 35th vanguard, composed of at least one hundred ships, advanced towards the planet. They engaged the small Foreign Legion force present on-orbit to secure the evacuation of the Anemostrovilos, a dozen of light-armed corvettes. Despite the fierce resistance of the Legion, the battle lasted only two hours. While most defending ships managed to disengage and escape destruction, Reade was captured by the 35th. The situation on the planet is currently unknown, all communication was cut by the rogue fleet. Vessels stationed at New Gibson decided against protecting the gas giant due to its lack of orbital defenses. 

While the Foreign Legion is still mobilizing its reserves, all of its ships are already battle-ready and orbiting New Gibson. To help bolster the defenses, the government is currently drafting and outfitting civilian vessels. NanoTrasen forces are currently on high alert, with Icarus and its fleet at the ready for another incursion. Military command suspects that the 35th will attempt to capture New Gibson to deprive Tau Ceti of its industrial capacity. Thanks to its arcologies and harsh climate, conquering New Gibson would pose a strenuous challenge to the Solarian invaders. Because of its phoron reserves, patrols have been reinforced in the region of the Romanovich Cloud. The presence of space stations and mining outposts in the area is another point of concern, as they are the main source of the phoron supply for the system. Any facility threatened by the Solarian presence will enter immediate lockdown. Mendell City has now become the major gathering point for the Legion troops and auxiliary security forces. 

President Dorn has confirmed that the Elyran and Coalition reinforcements are on the way; they should reach the system at any moment. 

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Stellar Corporate Conglomerate Formed! Tau Ceti Prepares for War!

In response to the advance of the 35th fleet, key members of the press were invited to a lavish event at the NanoTrasen branch in the Zhengfu District in Mendell City. The company's famous executive, Miranda Trasen, made a rare public appearance to reporters at the conference to explain a shocking twist in the corporate scene. Below is a holovideo showing her appearance as it was seen some hours ago.

The feed flashes a logo of a blue chainlink, with text in Tradeband translating to “SCC” directly beneath. Atop the chainlink, a solemn upward pointing arrow. The logo flashes away to reveal Miranda Trasen, the woman seeming all too interested in the message, exhibiting a joyful, if not slightly smug, attitude.

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"It is with great pleasure that I stand here before you today to reveal one of NanoTrasen Corporation's greatest accomplishments. As the day wears on, you will hear more about the Stellar Corporate Conglomerate, and the intentions we have moving forward. The Conglomerate is a joint, cooperative effort between my friends and colleagues in the other megacorporations - bringing us closer together in the face of Solarian aggression and the phoron crisis. NanoTrasen, Hephaestus, Zavodskoi, Idris, and Zeng-Hu - the Big Five, if I may - have reached an agreement for conglomeration with my blessing.

A group of newly-christened assets helmed by our wonderful Conglomerate officers will be jumping into the system shortly. These are member vessels of the recently instated Corporate Force Projection Fleet, created for the sole purpose of defending my Republic and it's more... important assets. We have taken the wise step of placing an embargo on exports of fuel to rogue entities at this time.

The Alliance's incompetence will not threaten us again."

 

Miranda smiles, before the feed cuts to black abruptly.

The efficacy of the new Conglomerate will be put to the test immediately as the vanguard of the Thirty-Fifth fleet has begun arriving in the Republic and powering up their weapons. Vessels of Biesel and NanoTrasen’s allies have set course to reinforce as the people of the Republic prepare for war. The system has been inundated with bluespace jumps and incoming traffic; the Tau Ceti-Konyang bluespace gate has been fired two hundred times in the last several hours. Communications with the gate have gone silent on the matter, as traffic control attempts to piece together the situation.

Equally, the bluespace gate connecting Tau Ceti to Perispolis has fired sixty times in the last several hours. Communications with this gate are active, and sources tell the Bugle that the vessels arriving in the system are either registered as Elyran or Coalition of Colonies military warships.

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The Zo’ra join the fight! Dis opened!


Following a brief announcement from High Queen Vaur’skiyet’sca of Hive Zo’ra, it has been determined that the Republic of Biesel will be allowing Hive Zo’ra to deploy over 8,000 Unbound Warriors and over 300 Warforms belonging to the Zo’ra that were previously being held under supervision in a facility codenamed ‘Dis’ on Caprice for the purposes of repelling the recent Solarian invasion force, with the majority of these warriors and warforms being from Lesser Queen Zoleth’s brood. These forces will likely be concentrated on a mix of both boarding Solarian vessels and repelling incursions on friendly vessels at the same time, playing a crucial role in both the offense and defense of the conflict, aiding the stressed TCFL and Corporate forces as they struggle to keep up with the 35th Fleet’s invasion.

 

The following is an excerpt from a speech given by Ta’Akaix’Zoleth’akeh Zo’ra shortly after the announcement of the Zo’rane troops joining the war effort.

“For the past five years, The Zo’ra have lived in Tau Ceti peacefully alongside its citizens. It was a time of peace and, to an extent, prosperity. But alas, times have changed. I am able to recognize when the time for war has come, and I will do what is necessary to ensure both my hive’s safety, and the safety of Biesel as well. We will drive the intruders from the system, or die trying. And they cannot hope to stymie our wrath for their transgressions.”

 

Following the end of this speech, the official order for the Zo’ra to move out was given, and thousands of warriors, as well as the feared warforms, have already joined the battle raging in the system to great effect. Due to the Vaurca being naturally resistant to the vacuum of space, they make stellar candidates for exterior boarding of vessels.


At the time of writing, eight ships have surrendered to Vaurca boarding parties, with more assured to come in due time.

 

 

 

 

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Lights over Mendell City! Biesel's orbit declared a warzone!

Grand Admiral Raymond Özdemir of the Solarian Thirty-Fifth Battlefleet has begun open conflict with SCC officials and paramilitary drawn from corporate rosters. Tau Ceti Foreign Legion vessels remain in skirmish over Biesel with debris projected to hit the planetside shortly and cause hundreds of millions of credits in damages.

Non-emergency staff and civilians are advised to bunker down and avoid any and all travel, unless seeking supplies or medical treatment. Travel in and out of the system is currently under strict lockdown with any public routes closing. Private vehicles that attempt to enter the system unlawfully risk being boarded and turned away or, if uncooperative, shot down.

The NSS Upsilon, Aurora, and other phoron-dedicated stations are to remain open as Miranda Trasen has cited their efforts as “vital to the … effort in repelling unlawful invaders.”

The NTCC Odin has declared a state of emergency and services from all NanoTrasen stations are being coordinated under SCC supervision. Facilities in the Romanovich Cloud have undergone full lockdown and are projected to see repurposing for emergency services shortly.

The NTCC Odin’s broadcast net has gone silent after issuing a warning to all passerby vessels. The warning is as follows,

“The sector of the NTCC Odin will serve as a safezone for authorized civilian vessels and affiliates. The estimated time to receive emergency aid is dependent on your place in the queue. Please understand that attempts to board the NTCC Odin without necessary authorization will result in retaliation.”

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OZDEMIR ON THE RETREAT! 35TH FLEET DEFEATED OVER BIESEL!

After a several-day battle in orbit of Biesel visible across the planet, Solarian forces have finally been fended off by SCC and NanoTrasen associates who now occupy the gravity well in full force. With the detonation of two extremely large phoron warheads, many Alliance vessels were instantly disabled, turning the tide of the battle in a moment as the allied forces advanced against them.

Miranda Trasen had made yet another public appearance amidst chaos in Mendell City, reassuring the public as the situation planetside calms. They are quoted below,

“The forces of the Alliance made their greatest mistake as they approached Biesel - it is regrettable that corporate associates must resort to superweapons to defend our property and livelihoods. But, this is the nature of the war in which we wage to save the Republic. I can only report the greatest satisfaction in the conduct and efficiency of the ongoing effort against the rogue fleet.”

Fighting is expected to return to the Romanovich Cloud as the spearhead of the rogue fleet turns around, very slowly falling back. Reade remains a stronghold for the incoming ships, which appear to have now entered the Republic in their entirety.

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OZDEMIR'S FLAGSHIP DESTROYED! Conflict brought to an end!

!!BREAKING!!

After attempting to target phoron reserves in the Romanovich Cloud, Grand Admiral Raymond Özdemir’s flagship was intercepted by an act of desperation! A series of astonishing maneuvers on part of the SCC have led to Grand Admiral Raymond Ozdemir’s demise in the depths of Reade’s crushing atmosphere, with Coalition and Elyran forces coaxing the primary vanguard into a confrontation in the atmosphere of the gas giant. A six-hour long conclusion drew the Solarian fleet closer and closer to the gas giant, wherein a recently captured planetary defense battery was reacquired by corporate allies.

The battery, named DS-AC46, was the target of several operations which were covertly run by special forces, stealthily infiltrating the platform it resided upon. The 35th at the time anticipated the platform to be entirely derelict, and according to SCC officials, its ability to be used was a “leap of faith” to desperately turn the tide of a vicious, and perhaps losing battle.

The planetary defense battery, which had originally sunk to depths where it would be unable to target spaceborne vessels, was used for the first time since its construction in sixty years as it opened fire against Solarian vessels at its depth in atmosphere - in clear view of the naked eye. Ozdemir’s flagship was the primary target - and quickly fell to the bombardment, descending deep into the depths of the gas giant once its engines were shot out in a wild explosion. A dozen other vessels in the vanguard were heavily damaged before the platform was targeted and destroyed, costing the lives of hundreds of corporate affiliates.

Crippled and without leadership, the Thirty-Fifth Battlefleet second-in-command, Rear Admiral Verglas, has ordered a total ceasefire and retreat from the system.

With the remaining combatants dispatched by SCC officials, Tau Ceti sees peace once more. No official statement regarding the conclusion has been announced yet. More will be covered as soon as we receive more information.

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UNITY ACROSS THE STARS! THE REPUBLIC EXPANDS!

In the last several days, multiple major Solarian colonies spread throughout the Galactic East and the greater Outer Ring, have declared total secession from the Solarian Alliance. Amidst the chaos and recuperation from Raymond Ozdemir’s recent incursion, Tau Ceti natives have made the righteous decision of extending the hand of the Republic to those colonies in need. Of six hundred publicized transmissions, nearly five hundred and ten had received daily responses with a huge majority of the former Solarian representatives echoing the same message for unity. As this gesture of good will spreads across the now-released Solarian territories, it is projected the galactic starmap will require the largest change since the end of the Interstellar War, with abandoned Alliance colonies unifying under the Republic’s banner!

Various fleets sponsored by the Stellar Corporate Conglomerate, with the aid of the Tau Ceti Foreign Legion, have begun making their way across territory previously dominated by the Alliance under request of Biesellite representatives. Republic military forces and civilian vessels alike are banding together amidst this time of strife to supply and restore order to the chaotic Outer Ring.

Recent abandonment of the Outer Ring and Majority of the Middle Ring by Solarian authorities has made its mark as well. The majority of Alliance territories are still left unable to be assisted by even the Republic of Biesel - President Dorn has made a statement regarding the matter, seen below.

“Our good Republic has lived through all of this to witness something harrowing. While we remain safe and extend our hand to as many as we can, there are unfortunately portions of Solarian territories which have erupted into fierce fighting. Warlords and rogue elements that even the Alliance does not condone exercise unmonitored authority in these territories, and it is with heavy heart that I say this ; we are unable to proceed safely to offer assistance into what our star-charters are now referring to as the New Human Wildlands. What independent vessels may find themselves heading to this space are urged to steer clear for their own sake.”

During this, Elyran military vessels have rerouted for Perispolis taking a newly-established safe route directly through Valley Hale. Claiming to have been short on supply and battle-damaged, they are unable to assist Biesellite efforts until further notice.

Biesellite and Elyran borders are expected to clash at the boundary of Valley Hale - either side have expressed no interest in conflict over the matter.

Coalition allied vessels remain in the Republic of Biesel, as well as their vast civilian support flotilla.

The Alliance Neutral Zone has fallen, with the Coalition of Colonies convening at a short-notice Xanusii summit to quite literally shred the agreement once established between themselves and the collapsed Alliance. The territory of the Coalition has officially spread across the Weeping Stars as a result, and the Scarab Fleets are reportedly spearheading a ceaseless push to acquire and secure the territories surrounding it. Konyang has declared itself unified under the Coalition’s banner, swearing loyalty to the greater star-nation as a result.

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Bands, Bots and Break ups; Where are they now?

It’s an obvious fact that the freer the market, the freer the people. And with such large markets, it is no wonder that Tau Ceti houses talent after talent after talent. Be they musicians, circus performers, racers or gamers. In this article, we’ll disclose the lives of these living legends walking among us.

The ClockWorks are one of the most prolific bands, coming onto the scene as one of the first “recognized” synthetic bands rather than musical equipment. They are well known not only for their musical talent, but also their chemistry on-stage.
Today they are still a well recognized Talent on Tau Ceti, but they’ve been working in a new direction and their manager promises that “the next show will reach new heights”. As a result, the band members have been reportedly taking it easy, and mostly spending time on workshopping their biggest album to come.
Speculations are, however, still abound on extranet about the alleged mistreatment of the band by their managerial staff. With many fans putting out petitions to have the band members fire their current manager, usually with the petition provider adding that they could function as their manager instead. Most of these online petitions have been either considered illegitimate, or reached nowhere near their set goal of signatures.

On the other hand Tau Ceti has become a home of a band that could be described as the exact opposite of ClockWorks, in the fact that they actually abuse their fans.
Bloodstorm is a self-described “Tajara Supremacy Gore-Metal Band” which has gained infamy on its planet due to their very violent anti-establishment philosophies and occult undertones. Eventually this has led to their exile to Tau Ceti where they continue their creative endeavour. Critics pointed out that their “gimmick” of upsetting the government won’t work in Tau Ceti, due to the freedom of expression provided, but the band lead Vargir Stenovich claims otherwise.

“The audience in Mendell is grreat, back at home he’d say something and everyone would just [expletive] agrrree. Now he mentions genetics, rrobots orr [Slur aimed at skrell audiences] and everrryone starrts [expletive].”

Similar sentiments are held by the other band members, with Cecil Kernov having allegedly joined a monowheel crew in D6. With his permission, we are posting a photo from his social media onto here.
The only band member who seems to have had issues with the transition is Jano Al-Lung, who has recently been recorded yelling and threatening a worker at the Foreign Travel Ministry for Tajara relations.

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> Cecil Kernov Has Updated his Profile Picture
>> "Got his new bike, a little faster than a Rafama for sure! Time to hit the gas and smash the corporate trash!"


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Unprecedented Mass Migration of Skrell

A dozen or so skrellian crafts, packed with hundreds of people, have arrived within Tau Ceti seeking asylum just hours ago, and after several talks and discussions with those aboard the spacecraft, has led officials to believe that the numbers will continue to rise in the coming days or even weeks. Grand Councillor Candidate Weibii is said to be spearheading the process, after being discovered in one of the fleets.

The Tau Ceti Foreign Legion is believed to have escorted over seventeen hundred individuals off of the vessels so far, and have begun transporting them to Biesel in hopes of further discussing the reasoning behind their arrival, said Biesellite Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

“The arrival of so many seeking asylum is worrying,” remarks Janet Morello, who is an Agent of the BICE. “We need to begin facilitating discussions about their arrival, and subsequently begin deciding how to deal with them.” 

Several talks with those who arrived aboard the refugee crafts have concluded that thousands more are meant to arrive in part due to an agreement brokered amongst several Traverse colonies in which there would be a mass exodus, with hopes of being accepted within Tau Ceti due to “turbulent circumstances surrounding their place of origin”. 

The Dorn Administration has yet to comment on the developing situation, however, our sources have stated that the Biesellite Congress has convened to discuss the matter at hand, which prompts us to believe that a decision will be reached soon in regards to the situation.

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Bureaucratic Affairs at a Standstill!

The agency responsible for granting citizenship, providing immigration benefits and processing visa applications has come to a complete standstill after the influx of refugees hailing from the Jargon Federation arrived last week. Furthermore, the Biesellite Immigration and Customs Enforcement have confirmed that a further twenty-six hundred refugees arrived this past weekend. 

Biesel Citizenship and Immigration Services, an agency within the Interior Ministry, has revealed that their systems are incapable of coping with such numbers, especially considering that almost three months ago they had to furlough a third of its workforce after budget cuts. 

“We just can’t handle all these people especially as our systems are old and half the time doesn’t even work,” said Gerry McGuire who is an employee of the Biesel Citizenship and Immigration Services. “We’ve been working with pen and paper right now, just getting as much as we can do with the basics.” 

The Dorn Administration has announced plans to begin overhauling the current system in collaboration with the Stellar Corporate Conglomerate. The new system will also include the ability to facilitate much easier employment with the megacorporations beneath the SCC banner. 

Congress is still convening on the issue, however, several law reporters are currently sitting in on the hearing of the notion, which is currently aimed at whether the Republic of Biesel should grant asylum to those seeking it, and will give us updates on any developments made during the hearing of the notion. We will continue to update you on this situation in the upcoming days.

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