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Longest Dionae Name Registered


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The citizen registry center of Tresja City on the planet Aweiji in the Waugshai star system has entered the record books today, as a dionae was given registration for its name which is currently the longest known name of its kind.



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When notified of the record breaking name SWBTBWATTVOABBTMOTCRTPFTWTCOITIBOOSWCTGSOLPAPOSCADTCOTVOBITFOTPIOTUTWSSBTLBFDTSTOIRTO said that they were pleased. As a small reward for the feat, the Council of Tresja have offered to give SWBTBWATTVOABBTMOTCRTPFTWTCOITIBOOSWCTGSOLPAPOSCADTCOTVOBITFOTPIOTUTWSSBTLBFDTSTOIRTO a commemorative token and free access to hydroponic facilities in the city. SWBTBWATTVOABBTMOTCRTPFTWTCOITIBOOSWCTGSOLPAPOSCADTCOTVOBITFOTPIOTUTWSSBTLBFDTSTOIRTO has also become a minor celebrity on the planet, with his name on everyone's lips. Several reporters have lost their voice having to repeat his name repeatedly during broadcasts.

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Ambassadors to Hold Meeting on Moghes for First Time


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After much deliberation, the location of the upcoming Ambassadorial Meet has been agreed upon by both parties. Nralakk Federation Representative Kautlois Hiluo-Q'luatop has insisted upon holding the meeting in the Hegemony capital.



Despite its status as capital of the Izweski Nation, Skalamar has never before been the meeting place of any diplomatic endeavor including delegates of species other than Unathi. Previous meetings between Lord Diplomat to Nralakk IV Zakaius Izweski and the Representative have been held exclusively on the neighboring planet of Ourea in the city of New Skalamar.


This meeting also marks the first time these two will confer without the Human Representatives of the former Ourean government or current Ourean Overlord Tarkart Yiztek present.


When prompted for comment, Representative Hiluo-Q'luatop offered only blunt* responses.


"Relations between the Hegemony and Nralakk Federation are taking great strides."

"[Conducting a meeting in] the capital city of Skalamar shows a level of acceptance, trust and [mutual] respect between both parties."


No official agenda for the meeting has been released, but the momentous significance of the occasion has rumors circulating.

*Translator's note: The phrase could also be translated as "unimaginative" or "dry" given its context in Skrellian language.

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Izweski Noble Arrives in Nralakk; Representative Kautlois Welcomes Cultural Exchange


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Nralakk Federation Representative Kautlois Hiluo-Q'luatop has welcomed

Prince Z'krazki Izweski who disembarked from his shuttle in Kal'lo, Nralakk IV just hours ago. He arrived with two Guwan Guards that make up his protective detail along with a small contingent of assistants. The 16 year old Unathi is the youngest of the Izweski noble family. Sources say that when Kautlois was made aware that this was the first time the young Unathi had left Izweski space he became extremely excited, giving the following gushing announcement to reporters on the visit:


"Our dialogue with the Unathi has lead to them seeking new investments in the culture of the Federation. I'm interested to see how this young Prince takes our hospitality. The reason for the visit has been cited as the opening of a cultural exchange between the Izweski and the Federation. His mother, First Wife of the Hegemon, sent her son because she wanted him to be exposed to our culture."


The schedule for the young prince's visit is said to be extremely busy. Kautlois will be personally showing Z'krazki several museums across Nralakk IV. In addition they are scheduled to listen to several Skrellian Symphonies in the Zeshblook Opera House, with the celebrated composer Weis Heilo-Tup arranging to compose a movement for the Prince. In addition, the Prince will be shown the preserved ruins around Nralakk IV that stand as reminders of the conflicts and losses suffered during the Glorsh Rebellion.


The Extranet is buzzing with citizens across the Federation excited about the state visit, and social media has become enamored with the young prince as we all wish him a safe stay in the Federation.

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Summit Brings High Hopes to All but Usurpers


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The Summit between the Nralakk Federation and Izweski Hegemony has come to a close, but political cooperation seems to only have just begun. The time and location of the Summit was chosen before the death of Hegemon Heir Yakt Izweski rendered Hegemon S’kresti Izweski grief-stricken. With Hegemon succession procedures still under debate, it was unclear which of the originally chosen Nralakk Federation Representatives would attend the event. As reporters were escorted into the Mendell Convention Centre, it became clear that under representation was not among the Federation's concerns.



According to Representative Kautlois Hiluo-Q'luatop, word of Hegemon Prince Not'Zar Izweski's involvement in the Summit sparked a dramatic increase in interest to the already monumental meeting. Measures had to be taken by Tau Ceti hosts to accommodate six Federation politicians including Representative Hiluo-Q'luatop, Representative Quax'lin Rolfpt-Lriosh, and even Grand Councilor Weashbi Jrugl himself. The statements given by these individuals, Hegemon Heir Izweski and the esteemed nobility who accompanied him suggests that progress has been made to engender growth between their political bodies and the people they represent. As Representative Kautlois Hiluo-Q'luatop states:


"Through vigilance and action, destruction at the hands of synthetic units can be avoided. By progressing forward together, we can be sure that all organic life is protected."


This sentiment of understanding and cooperation was clearly present among both groups. Such can be seen in a statement given by Heir Not'Zar Izweski.


"I've always been fascinated by their history. We have a lot to learn from them and I really hope I can continue our dialogue. Their experience at the hands of Glorsh is something Unathi can learn from and it really gives me a new perspective."


When questioned on his attendance, Grand Councilor Jrugl cordially expressed his approval of the warming relations between the two nations.


"This Federation is glad to conduct diplomacy with the Hegemony and has nothing but respect for the Hegemon and his legitimate successors."


Sadly, these ideals of growth were not shared by Lord Regent S'linzar Ickza. Ickza, previously considered to be a loyal follower of Hegemon S’kresti Izweski, quickly began making claims to the Hegemon's position within mere hours of the late Heir Yakt Izweski's funeral. During the days leading up to the Summit, S'linzar Ickza was attempting to ordering esteemed members of Izweski society to step down. Among those Ickza sought to depose were many vital organizers of the Hegemony's scientific community, government and military. After failing to quietly force the resignation of a number of dissenting officials, S'linzar Ickza has directly challenged Heir Not'Zar Izweski's right to lead.


Federation Representatives were reached to for comment on Ickza's actions and had much to say. Representative Kautlois Hiluo-Q'luatop, whom takes the Izweski Hegemony as his Entity of Interest, in particular was more than willing to speak to reporters on the situation of Moghes and Ourea.


"The Unathi as a people are inherently proud and loyal. It us unusual for so many to cower before a figure with so little legitimate power."


The Representative was promptly asked to comment on Lord Admiral Trazarial Yizarus, who publicly denounces Ickza's attempts at intimidation.


"The Lord Admiral of the Hegemony's first fleet. The only Unathi to have Hegemony ships exchange fire with Skrell vessels. The Lord Admiral who lead Unathi against Human frontiersmen as recompense for sabotage. By Unathi definitions, he is strong. By Unathi definitions, he is loyal. His presence dissuades foreign aggressors. Lord Admiral Trazarial Yizarus' defense of the Izweski Hegemony lineage shows his moral fortitude. The Unathi who break their word and serve Ickza show uncharacteristic weakness. "


When asked about Skrell experimentation on Ourea, Representative proved to be just as talkative.

"This experimentation was originally meant to be a matter of discussion during this summit. I hoped to speak to Hegemon Izweski personally when it was explained to him.

Subjects were largely volunteers hoping to help science progress. The term 'lobotomy' is heavily stigmatized and not entirely accurate. While jarring to some, these "chips" would have been installed on individuals who were a direct threat to the safety of the intergalactic community rather than 'lobotomize' the Unathi as a race. Researchers were introducing experimental elements to pacify aggressive outlier factions. It was similar in premise to the "loyalty implants" which some employers produce.The experiments themselves were a sign of great scientific leaps forward for all species, and their cessation is regrettable.


Presently, many Humans seem to see very little distinction between Hegemony Naval forces and rogue Unathi raiders. This technology could have combated such stigmas and limited the damage done by raiders such as the dishonorable Captain Zyiuz Sitraz. This Representative suggests the Hegemony take better precautions regarding its domestic aggressors and criminal elements. Evidently they are capable of damaging all aspects from the Hegemony's image to their governmental structure."



Following promising declarations of solidarity from both sides of the summit, it is clear that relations between the Izweski Hegemony and the Nralakk Federation have improved. Time will tell whether this will prove to be a trend with the Izweski Hegemony or a memory to the Ickza Hegemony.

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Pluat System Rejoins Federation: Jrugl Elaborates


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Grand Councilor Weashbi Jrugl ended today's meeting of the Grand Council with an unexpected announcement.



"After several days of deliberation, the decision has been made to allow for an expansion of the Grand Council's membership. These additions will be chosen from the current citizenry of the Pluat system."


By extending the Grand Council to include members from Pluat, Grand Councilor has confirmed rumors that negotiations have been reopened between independent systems and the Nralakk Federation. Jrugl called for his afternoon press conference to be extended and used the extra time to elaborate on the situation. During this conference, the Grand Council opted to speak in one of the many Human languages.


"Foreign entities may need this explanation, so I will deliver it in Tau Ceti Basic, a language many members of the galactic community understand.


Following the Third Incident and the ensuing destruction, the majority of systems under Skrell influence were without effective means to communicate with one another. As Nralakk rebuilt, it also reopened trade and communications between these systems. Many saw the importance of cooperation. These systems were slowly integrated into stellar politics, whereas a subset of systems insisted on retaining their independence from Nralakk for a variety of reasons.


The city of Tresja was the site of the Tresja Agreement, in which many of these systems were officially recognized as part of the Nralakk Federation. Pluat's leaders chose not to attend. "


No official statements regarding the independent systems have been released to the public for over sixty years, and many are wondering if this annexation will lead the other systems to follow Pluat's example. With the system's government now officially aligned with the Nralakk Federation, it is believed that the Nralakk Naval forces patrolling the borders between Pluat and the rest of Skrellian space will gradually be reassigned to other duties.

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Qlip Tr'zool Given Award For "Most Emotional Scene in Skrell Cinematic History"



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In the Glozorshi Awards, a Skrell-centric version of humanity's Oscar, the Skrell actor Qlip Tr'zool was awarded with the "Greatest Actor of The Decade" prize, which was met with thunderous applause in the awards hall. This extremely prestigious award is, as the name would suggest, only eligible to be won by an actor every 10 years. He was also given awards in "Best Lead Role" and "Federation Favorite" due to his prestigious skills and resulting popularity with Skrellian cinema fans.



The award itself comes after Qlip's lead role blockbuster hit "The Expedition: I" as Captain Ylul'Tup of the Federation exploration vessel S'Trlip. In the movie the vessel is equipped with an experimental 'Greenspace' drive that transports Tlul'Tup and the vessel to deep space outside the milky way and chronicles their attempts to get home in the face of malfunctions, monsters from deep space, and traitors in the ship. In the pivotal climax of the movie Tlul'Tup is grappling with the death of his First Mate Gluio after their EVA walk ended disastrously after they were attacked by a space carp migration, knocking Gluio off the hull and forcing Tlul'Tup to retreat to the airlock. In the scene, Tlul'Tup is sitting in the Captain's chair. Dramatic music is playing as he slightly furrows his brow and admits in utter anguish to the bridge crew: "The unfortunate incident that just transpired may have been in part to my own decisions." After leaving the shocked bridge crew Tlul'Tup exits to the EVA storage and dons an experimental Tup Commando hardsuit module. The movie ends as Tlul'Tup goes to an airlock and gazes out of the small window to deep space before the credits play, indicating a sequel.


Skrell viewers are said to have erupted into applause after the movie ended. With an opening weekend of 183 million credits the film has broken Federation records for highest grossing film of all time, beating the last record-holder "The Tup Chronicles".


The explosive success has made Qlip a rockstar in Federation space and social media has reacted with near unanimous support for his award. One gushing fan told our reporter, "I highly agree with the decision made by the Glozorshi committee. It's logical that he would be the primary choice."


Qlip's success has unfortunately not translated into human space. One human critic wrote in their review, "I don't get it. In the scene he talks in a completely monotone voice and his facial expression doesn't change it all. It's like he was reading his lines from a phone book. Then he just gets up, puts on a hardsuit, and stares out a window for three full minutes."


Skrellian responses have taken several jabs at the critical human responses to the show, suggesting that humanity remains incapable of grasping the nuances of Skrellian emotional ranges.

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Oldest Skrell in Universe Celebrates 551st Birthday


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Reporters flocked to the residence of Yulnop-Regluk Dohrmi‘Xyla today to wish him a happy birthday. While medical professionals were not initially enthused by the display, special accommodations had been made to his lodgings in upper Gialok to afford the venerated citizen the opportunity to speak with multiple reporting agents simultaneously. Yulnop-Regluk proved to be in good spirits on this anniversary of his life, taking time to make light hearted commentary on his physical state.

“Medical science has truly made wondrous strides over the last millennium,” he jived to his guests. “My one regret is that I was the one to be afforded such longevity.”

For the last century of his life, Yulnop-Regluk Dohrmi‘Xyla has seen his health deteriorate from a state of relative normalcy to an existence of nearly constant physical stress.

“The Human term is agony. By living far beyond the natural threshold of living for our species, we are effectively extending certain stages of our life. What was once a short term of extreme pain is now prolonged for those who make it this far.

Several doctors have conducted tests in the hopes of discerning whether this existence is as severe as the near-death sensations of Skrell who naturally meet their end at younger ages. I would treasure the chance to answer this question for them, but my own descriptions are arbitrary and idiosyncratic. Having never experienced the morbid luxury of an early death myself, I am incapable of appropriately comparing such sensations.”

Yulnop-Regluk Dohrmi‘Xyla has made a concerted effort to document his thoughts during this late stage of his life, and rumors have surfaced that he may release portions of his memoirs prior to his death.

“My longevity has once again become a matter of amusement to my caretakers as well as myself. I believed I was quickly fading decades ago, and wrote several short works to be released after my passing.

Rather than moving on quietly, I survived long enough to witness the discovery of multiple sapient species. Each one has proved to be an amusing experience worthy of commentary, and so I continue to write.”

As the first Skrell to achieve such a long lifespan, Yulnop-Regluk Dohrmi‘Xyla has reluctantly accepted his position as a popular figure of Skrell society. He has had personal meetings with multiple artists and politicians and has even served as a reference for several cinematic works.

“I will continue to be either useful or talkative for as long as I am able. As you [younger individuals]* never cease to request the insight of this relic, I am beginning to fear that I may even outlive myself.”

Yulnop-Regluk Dohrmi‘Xyla graciously excused reporters after several minutes, ensuring the group that he looks forward to seeing them at least once more.


*Translator's note: The exact phrase Mr. Dohrmi‘Xyla used was actually an expression derived from one of Sol Common’s many root languages. The phrase directly translates to mean “small children born to parents out of wedlock.” It is believed that his intention was for the phrase to be interpreted as a term of affection.

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Tups Mobilized: Director Gives Statement


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Following the recent actions taken on the planet of Bursa, Director Qroisht Tup has taken the opportunity to release an official statement to the public. Today, the Grand Council allowed for reporters to enter facilities as the Director of the Tup Commandos gave his account of the events leading up to and including the operation on Bursa.



"The Lii’dra invasion of Elyran space was cause for alarm to the entirety of the galactic community. Representative Tlaki’Qeblios promptly arranged for a personal meeting, which I accepted. He explained the plight of the Elyran people. I began fulfilling my duties as Director of the Tups by mobilizing the Commando Division."


"Due to the high profile nature of this operation, certain details must be made known to the Grand Council as well as the public. Three teams were assembled for the sole purpose of eliminating a lesser Queen of the Lii’dra located within relative proximity to their Hiveship. These teams were designated Abbas, Ghassan, and Ghadir. They numbered twelve, nine and seven respectively. Extraction was conducted for teams Abbas and Ghassan via stellar vessel shortly after mission completion.“


The Director opened the forum to questions, which were plentiful among the attending Councilmen. Among the first points mentioned was the decision to designate each team with names outside of typical Skrell naming convention.


“The operation was conducted within Elyran space to lessen the loss of Human life. Utilization of Human given names as call signs was deemed appropriate.”


Discussion then shifted to the teams themselves as Qroisht Tup expanded upon the casualties, extraction methods, and assignments of each group.


“Abbas conducted deep infiltration, going as far as to neutralize the Lesser Queen. As the situation progressed, teams Ghassan and Ghadir engaged opposing forces. Recovery operations were realized with the combined efforts of Abbas and Ghassan. Ghadir ensured members of each team achieved extraction before pursuing exfiltration. Final standing force was seven for each squad with the exception of Ghadir, numbering two. Casualties were below projections.”


Representative Tlaki’Qeblios opted not to attend this meeting of the Grand Council, bringing his role in recent events to question. Critics have stated that the speed at which the Commandos deployed suggests that Tup forces may have arrived in Elyra before receiving approval from the Grand Council. While both Tup forces and Nralakk sanctioned Representatives are considered autonomous entities, the two have historically conducted minimal cooperative actions. Internal review procedures, while not yet announced, may be underway to decide if Representatives claiming the Republic of Elyra as their Entity of Interest overstepped their boundaries by lobbying to Director Qroisht Tup directly.

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Review of the Diplomatic Corps


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During the weeks following the formation of the Nralakk Diplomatic Corps, Chief Director Yulix-Kal’lo

* and his assistants have interviewed dozens of recognized Representatives and held multiple politicians to temporary suspension pending review. The Corps itself was formed as a response to the concerns raised following the completion of Tup actions on the Elyran planet of Bursa. Earlier this week, the Chief Director of the Nralakk Diplomatic Corps ended the Procedures of Review for Representative Tlaki’Qeblios with his own synopsis of the department’s founding.


“As interviews revealed, Director of Tup Forces Qroisht Tup had conducted face to face meetings with multiple sanctioned Representatives prior to the actions of the Lii’dra within Elyran space. This pattern led the Director to seek the Party Facing Review of his own accord. From information provided, it is to be concluded that the Director was conducting his own reviews of multiple Representatives.


At no point did the Party Facing Review cause harm to his Entity or his Federation through his actions.”


With this ruling, Representative Tlaki’Qeblios was allowed to continue pursuing diplomatic cooperation within The Serene Republic of Elyra. As the Grand Council continues to closely observe the actions of this newly founded group, Chief Director Yulix-Kal’lo remains stalwart in his assertions that Director Qroisht Tup’s private interviews signify a demand for the continued operation of the Nralakk Diplomatic Corps. Although the Director himself could not be reached for comment, he has released official statements to the Grand Council attesting to the validity of our Federation’s newest tributary.


These first months are critical for the fledgling Corps as the Grand Council considers whether it will endorse its ongoing activity. The Diplomatic Corps has been issued an estimated forty cases to review despite its low number of investigatory staff, leaving many analysts to wonder if this hastily assembled team can keep pace with the dispersed Representatives and political persons of interest of this Federation.


*Translator’s note: Errors on the part of our Translation Team resulted in a misprint of Chief Director Yulix-Kal’lo’s name in previous articles. The party at fault has been allowed temporary leave to reflect on their actions.

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Biesel Representatives Claim Disinterest


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For the first time in the history of the Federation Representative system, Representatives have opted to void their Entity of Interest without naming a preferred Entity. A small ring of sanctioned Representatives to the Federal Republic of Biesel and the Tau Ceti System have approached the Grand Council with notices of extended leave.



Following misguided legislative actions on the part of Biesel’s governing body, these Representatives had remained hopeful that rough waves would smooth with time. With the decision to temporarily cease trade with Tau Ceti, they continued to hold onto the belief that the system was capable of making sound decisions if left with their own devices. This optimism appears to have given way as they state that their efforts would be better utilized anywhere other than the Tau Ceti system.


Prominent Representative to the Republic of Biesel Lioquix Jrugl-Wliesh has voiced his understanding and displeasure with the leaving diplomats.


“Their decision to cease diplomatic conversations with Biesel is unfortunate, but not unexpected.

These individuals gave much of their focus to establish healthy relations with the independent Human system. They have seen notable progress. Recent developments in the Cetian capital caused these brave individuals to question the validity of this system’s workings. This is temporary. The disinterested individuals will continue to assist other entities in the future. They will eventually see their time was not wasted. The beings of this system are capable of learning from history and contributing to the stellar community.”


Following the shift in focus of the disinterested diplomats, only three Nralakk Federation Representatives currently claim the Republic of Biesel as their Entity of Interest. These remaining three continue to travel throughout the Tau Ceti system with the exception of Representative Lioquix Jrugl-Wliesh, who has opted to remain firmly grounded in Mendell City proper.


Chief Director of the Nralakk Diplomatic Corps Yulix-Kal'lo has taken this opportunity to share his own thoughts on the matter, claiming that the situation in Mendell City shows the need for the Nralakk Diplomatic Corps. He asserts that there must be some form of repercussion when a trusted official maliciously damages the reputation of their home, and vows to remain vigilant for similar transgressions within the ranks of the Nralakk Federation Representatives, disinterested and otherwise.

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Councillors Decline Museum of Solidarity


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Media outlets across the Nralakk Federation have been set abuzz by statements given by the newest additions to the Grand Council. For the past week, discussions have been underway regarding several topics which many Skrell feel passionate about, but two Councillors from the recently annexed system of Pluat demand special attention.



Deliberation tensed after several Councillors presented their plans for the establishment of a memorial museum. This museum would feature relics from the Era of Synthetic Oppression and tell stories of survivors from across the various worlds of the Federation. After a reading of the proposed legislation, each Councillor was invited to share their thoughts on the matter, resulting in a series of impromptu speeches. During this time, Councillor Wirat’Pluat voiced her displeasure.


“I disagree with the plans which have been drafted and presented this day. Many of the relics which are named by this document are privately owned or already a part of existing memorials in the system of Pluat. My mother’s father’s mother was an engineer before the Era of Synthetic Oppression. She chose to use her abilities to assist members of the rebellion. She and many others died so that their children’s children might one day know freedom. I respect the attachment many must feel for the relics their family has passed down, and I resent the prospect of citizens losing such heirlooms at the order of a Federation which has only recently chosen to recognize them.”


This was quickly followed by charged words from Councillor Nrilt-Jrugl.


“I understand that this time period means many things to many people, and I appreciate the effort which has been put forth by the members of this Grand Council. The construction of a Museum of Solidarity is a commendable initiative to be taken by future generations.”


After a short recess, the Grand Council continued previous discussions on reclamation efforts and population growth. The Nralakk Diplomatic Corps has yet to comment on the actions of any Councillors during this session. Migration into and out of Pluat has been open for nearly a month, and dozens of Pluat natives have been approved for travel outside of Federation space. The Nralakk Federation has been working to better assimilate Skrell from the system of Pluat, but our Grand Council has reminded us that there is still healing to be done.

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Wharf Waves to Play Zeshblook


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Extranet sites and news outlets alike are raving in support for the latest news from Zeshblook Opera Hall. To the surprise of many, the venue has announced that they will be hosting a concert for the band, “Wharf Waves” in the coming weeks. The band consists of four youths from the frontier planet of Foreau and has been experiencing a recent surge in popularity due to their stellar performance at the planet’s Yearly Founding Ceremonies. Several Fedearation officials were present for these ceremonies, including Representative Quax'lin Rolfpt-Lriosh, who eagerly offered her congratulations to the group with a public statement. “I am pleased to see art from such a small system being recognized on a stellar scale. Talent is without border.”



Direct correspondence from the Hall has confirmed that the venue is reserving several hundred tickets to the band’s Federation debut. Zeshblook spokesperson Quriil Qrr’zip explained that this decision was made solely for the comfort of the band members.

“These talented youths are accustomed to performing for crowds of intoxicated or otherwise impaired humans from their region as well as Skrell tourists. By ensuring there will be a large number of Humans close to the stage, we allow Wharf Waves to be within their element. This is just one of several precautions we have taken to secure the concert’s success. Also there will be a bar. Three drink minimum.”


Wharf Waves agreed to interview with several Federation anchors shortly after the announcement was made. A transcript of the first portion of their interview with Anchor Rilaat Quinl can be read HERE.


Interviewer: “I am Anchor Rilaat Quinl. Today I am joined by retro revivalist rock musical group Wharf Waves. I have been aware of you for some time, but others may not know you. Introduce yourselves along with your roles. ”

J. Oscar: “Fine then. I’m Jean. I do vocals. I also play the guitar. ”

D. Radev: “Dimka Radev. I play the guitar.”

G. Qrr’nuat: ”Glyazi Qrr’nuat. I play bass and other guitars.”

J. Shen: “I’m June Shen. I play the drums. Vocals sometimes.”


Interviewer: “Very good. Your band has found much success in Foreau. So much that now you have the chance to play in the Federation How has this been?”

J. Oscar:“If I’m honest, it’s pretty tops. We been playing around at home for long enough. Feels right to get on and out, really.”

Interviewer: “Would you say you have been waiting for this opportunity?”

D. Radev: “I wouldn’t say we’ve been waiting for it. No. I play because I like to, and I feel like all of us would keep playing music even if we never made it big.”

Interviewer: “That is a great attitude for musicians to have. Such commitment to one’s art is reminiscent of the Nralakk Quag Brothers. Rumors have spread that they were an early inspiration to some of your group. What can you tell us about that?”

G. Qrr’nuat: “Yes, they are true. I was learning to play guitar when they had their first concert in Foreau. Their passionate lyrics and disregard for local constabularies was shocking. It inspired me to continue pursuing a career in music.”

J. Oscar: “We actually met one of the brothers after a gig we did in Renton.”

Interviewer: “How was this?”

G. Qrr’nuat: “Amazing.”

J. Shen: “He was nice enough. ”

D. Radev: “He kept calling me Gary.”

Interviewer:“I am sure this was a mistake. ”


Interviewer: "Wharf Waves. How did you come together?"

J. Oscar: "That's a fun story really. I knew Glyazi from back when I was taking guitar lessons. We ended up jamming more. We ran into Dimka and June when we were practicing."

J. Shen: "He a--" (Begin your subscription to Inquirer Platinum to read the rest of this interview or donate to Anchor Rilaat Quinl's Public Grift Corner account to view the original interview.



Once again, Zeshblook Opera Hall proves that it is willing to take risks in the name of art and musical awareness. Despite its infancy, Wharf Waves will be trusted to perform in one of the most premier musical settings in Federation space. Modifications to the venue's stage are already underway. Tickets can be bought or won by raffle.

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Traverses on Pluat: ”It is Time to Reunite”


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After an especially lengthy closed meeting of the Grand Council, multiple governmental officials have begun spreading the same message: The Federation must be reunified. With the recent re-annexation of Pluat, Grand Councillor Weashbi Jrugl has made clear that he intends to pursue the unification of all previously populous Skrell systems under the Nralakk Federation. When approached for comment, Representative Traverses Through The Dank Ruins Of Fallen Cities In Solemn Memory Of The Bygone Days Of A People Whom Have Learned Much Through The Pain Of Loss offered his insight.



“All systems within the borders of the original Federation are and have always been the promised homes of Skrell. They were colonized and built to strength under the guidance of the former Grand Council. It is because of this strength of will that they have experienced tremendous difficulty in accepting that the Federation has been rebuilt. Previous administrations saw fit to give them time to consider their place in the galaxy. Jrugl believes they have been made to wait long enough.


Each independent system is home to young Skrell who did not choose to be shut off from the stars. They should not be denied their right to experience what this galaxy has to offer them. It is time to reunite.”



With rumors of annexation now confirmed, sentient beings across known space are waiting to see which of the independent systems will be next to join Pluat at their rightful place in the Nralakk Federation.

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A Jrugl Gaffe: Grand Councillor Given Official Censure After Discovered To Be Writing Xenobiology Research Papers


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Grand Councillor Jrugl has today received an official censure from the Grand Council following the conclusion of a week long investigation and debate surrounding alleged misconduct. The resolution was submitted to the floor by Councillor Xeualasi, who has also been its spearhead. Councillor Xeualasi explained the reasoning for the censure.

"A lab assistant in the Aliose Institute of Xenobiology discovered an account on the lab's internal manifest was submitting and commenting on laboratory research that he did not recognize. When he clicked on the account he discovered it was not tied to an active scientist employed by the lab. The lab assistant surveyed the account's latest postings on the internal forum. Reading the last eight forum posts and research paper submissions from the account, the Lab Assistant found they were all disputing a recently presented theory by Dr. Aizau'qlip that claims the small burrowing Tai-tai of Pluat VII should be classified as Plasitua rather than the taxonomic classification of Plasiqui. The lab assistant began to fear a hostile entity was enacting corporate espionage. It seemed highly unreasonable to attack Dr. Aizau'qlip's theory as anything other than sound taxonomical classification clarification. He brought his concerns to the authorities, who investigated the account and discovered that its activity was coming from the Grand Councillor's private office. After a brief investigation, it was found that Jrugl has been continuously writing xenobiological research papers and being active in the xenobiological community via an anonymous alternate account for the last 6 years."

Grand Councillor Jrugl gave a muted response to initial press questions.

"Early in my term, my xenobiology studies were set aside as I fully embraced my position as your Grand Councillor. As I have found my groove in this position, I sought to continue contributing to the field of science I am specialized in. It is fun for me. Debating the taxonomic classifications of alien species gives me energy and satisfaction. Due to my prestige and ranking, it was necessary that I borrow a friend's account to contribute to debate on the same level as my peers, without causing immediate public interest on any specific paper."

These findings were brought to the Grand Council, who notified the Grand Councillor that he had been under investigation. Before the resolution had been presented to the floor, Councillor Poqi'alis gave a public chiding of Jrugl during a live broadcast.

"I and the rest of the Grand Council find it highly unreasonable that the Grand Councillor would use deception. It is necessary that public officials set aside their previous passions in life when entering the world of bureaucracy to avoid exactly these types of issues."

This view was apparently shared by the rest of the Council, who passed the official censure in a majority vote. Jrugl is now forbidden by the Grand Council from using alternative accounts or any 3rd party tools, devices, or methods to publish, comment on, or contribute to the xenobiological community. Councillor Xeualasi praised this official censure as a victory for transparency.

"Jrugl is going to have to use his official account or not use any account at all."

Since the resolution, all of Jrugl's anonymous submissions have been released to the public. Already there has been a minor sensation as commentators discovered that on a 4,292 word response to a hypothesis on the origin of the gastrointestinal structure of Pluat's Ark-ark beetle, Jrugl made a major faux pas by misspelling 'Ark-ark beetle' as 'Ark-ark betlee.' Social media has erupted over this, with many humorous images of the ark-ark beetle apparently proclaiming itself to be a bettle-bug, with a face designed to signify it as having delayed cognitive functions.

In addition, the Aliose Institute of Xenobiology has released an official request asking that Jrugl no longer submit comments or findings on their laboratory’s forums. The lab has cited an intense increase in public interest following the revelations. Many junior researchers have admitted to being intimidated by the level of attention brought by Jrugl, which has dissuaded them from fully participating.

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Representative on Tau Ceti: “Star Still Shines”


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Surprise and excitement can be seen in the faces of Skrell Representatives across the galaxy in the wake of Representative Lioquix Jrugl’Wliesh’s most recent speech. Representative Lioquix has headed diplomatic initiatives between the Nralakk Federation and the factions of the Tau Ceti system for the majority of his career, and left the system for the first time in over a year to speak at a public meeting of the Grand Council. Although he was speaking in his native Nral’Malic to a Skrell audience, the normally mild mannered Representative was strangely fervent in his speech and motions. The following is a transcript of his speech translated to Tau Ceti Basic. Certain liberties had to be taken with the original speech to get its meaning across in Tau Ceti Basic.


“Forgive my jagged tone and mannerisms, people of Kal’lo. My time in Mendell has left me impassioned to such an extent that even distracted Human could sense my displeasure. I stand here in the light of Our Unifying Star not as a Representative of our lands, but as a citizen who has witnessed a cruel injustice to a distant star.


The system of Tau Ceti lost a noticeable number of its Federation Representatives, leaving myself and two others to repair relations. These Skrell who left have gone on to serve admirably in other fronts, but still their positions remain vacant. I said then that this system is worth the attention of our Representatives. Still, the positions remained vacant.


Human citizens on Biesel’s coastal city of Craterview saw a revival of their boating races, a tradition which harkens back to Humanity’s ancient days and reminds vigilant Skrell that we are not so different. This cultural display was its first occurrence in years, and footage of the event was made readily available throughout much of our space. However, the positions remain vacant.


Corporation NanoTrasen worked with the people of Biesel to provide easier access to energy. This feat should have been hailed by the Representative system as a commendable initiative to improve the planet’s infrastructure, but only a few stood to congratulate them for their efforts. Even at this point, the positions remained vacant.


What can be seen here is a regrettable product of our relative longevity. Although citizens display a vibrant culture, we are slow to forgive past indiscretions. Although factions give back to their community, we remember their mistakes.


Spending time in Tau Ceti is a different experience. In my time there, I have seen much. I recall the faces I saw on space stations in Tau Ceti. Hard working individuals of many species working to better their lives and the lives of those around them. Whimsical strangers claiming to be magicians so that they may entertain people they do not know. Concerned medical professionals aiming worried glances at stubborn patients. Security officers standing firm when instincts tell them to run. These are the people who are hurt by lessened relations. Reports on the recent embargo were not printed in Tau Ceti Basic. Sol remains a treasured ally, but this small system should not be ignored to preserve relations.


Do not give up on the small systems. Tau Ceti is important. Worth time. If you believe a star system can make a difference in the galaxy, then recognize Tau Ceti. Flaws are numerous, but culture is alive. Their star still shines.”


In the hours following this speech, no less than five newly-vetted Representatives have already volunteered to fill the three vacant positions in the Tau Ceti system. Other Representatives have had a variety of responses ranging from vague congratulatory motions to statements agreeing with Representative Lioquix Jrugl’Wliesh outright. Representative Lioquix himself vows to make relations with the small, phoron-dependant Republic of Biesel warmer, so long as the star shines. With the wave of new assistants coming, it seems the emotive Representative will have plenty of help.


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Grand Councillor Jrugl Attends “Day Off” Interview


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February twenty-fifth marks Grand Councillor Jrugl’s first day without official duties since his term began in 2452. Each Grand Councillor is typically allowed several days each year with which they may do as they please, but Grand Councillor Weashbi Jrugl is the first to serve for over three years without using any of these “free days.” Jrugl chose to schedule an interview to take place at the start of this day, effectively making this his chance to address the entirety of Skrell space as a citizen rather than as its most respected Grand Council member.

Grand Councillor Weashbi Jrugl opted to be interviewed by renowned news anchor, comedian, and commentator Anchor Rilaat Quinl. The entirety of the interview has been translated from Nral’Malic to Tau Ceti Basic, and can be found here on the Warble Inquirer.



Interviewer: "I am Anchor Rilaat Quinl. Today, I meet with Grand Councillor Weashbi Jrugl. Thank you for coming to this interview, Grand Councillor Weashbi Jrugl."

W. Jrugl: "You are very welcome. My position as the people’s chosen Grand Councillor keeps me very busy. I have not had a “day off” in over four years, and it is very nice to have a pleasant, low stakes conversation."

Interviewer: "Yes. Pleasant. What do you like to do for fun when you are not working, Mr. Jrugl?"

W. Jrugl: "I like to catch up on Xenobiological debates and scientific breakthroughs, but I think this has become common knowledge. I also occasionally study historical dances of the various species. Humanity has an especially vast amount of documentation regarding their dance-crazes of the last few centuries."

Interviewer: “I see. Will we see you perform any of these Human dance moves soon? I believe I speak for many young Skrell when I say that people would love to see you display your prowess in a less-used skill. After all, you are only one hundred and three years old.”

W. Jrugl: "Perhaps it will be appropriate to dance at an informal event in the future. These archaic, alien dances would not fit well in most situations. We will see."

Interviewer: "I hope so. There are rumors that you own a sizable human 'vinyl' collection. Can you verify these claims?"

W. Jrugl: "Yes, I can. The ‘vinyl records’ have become something of a symbol to humanity, but they can be bought and listened to with the correct equipment. All in all, my collection has almost one hundred records. Most of these are recently constructed records created by human artists as a nod to their history. Quite a few feature music from the height of the vinyl’s popularity in some of Sol’s older languages. Much of my knowledge on human dances comes from the same era."

Interviewer: "Fascinating. When did this collection start?"

W. Jrugl: "Decades ago. A relative witnessed a concert of a Human band. He quickly contacted me and referred to the experience as “a new sound” worth hearing. He purchased several copies of the band’s 'mix tape' as well as vinyl records. One was sent to me."

Interviewer: “It is truly fascinating to see the sort of spontaneous discoveries that species has brought the common Skrell.”

W. Jrugl: “I agree.”

Interviewer: "Grand Councillor. What is your favorite part about your job?"

W. Jrugl: "That is a very complicated question. My favorite facet of my job is the fact that I represent the interests of all Skrell. Chosen overwhelmingly by popular decision. Much trust has been given to me. I must represent the entire population in the Grand Council."

Interviewer: "Some people believe your position should have been named 'Speaker' after the position in Revolution Era Fedas."

W. Jrugl: “While the publicly chosen Grand Councillor is the spiritual successor of that role, I do not share that opinion. There has already been one Speaker. Her strength inspired a people when the stars seemed dim. I would not claim to be so remarkable.”

Interviewer: "Some might disagree."

W. Jrugl: “Some might.”

Interviewer: "You have met the Speaker on several occasions. Is that correct?"

W. Jrugl: "Yes. It is."

Interviewer: "She rarely appears for the public this century. How is she?"

W. Jrugl: "Still quite remarkable."

Interviewer: "I would expect so. I believe she was one of the first to publicly endorse you for the popularly chosen seat of the Grand Council."

W. Jrugl: "That is correct."

Interviewer: "I see. Your position keeps you quite busy. Where is your favorite planet to vacation?"

W. Jrugl: "My last vacation was on the homeworld, before my career in politics. One of the planet’s venerable ruins was recently renamed to honor my family. I appreciate the gesture. I would like to vacation on the homeworld to see the Jrugl’Qlip ruins and the reclamation efforts. I would also like to witness the monuments of Pluat and the musical revolution of Foreau."

Interviewer: "You seem to have a wide variety of interests, Grand Councillor Jrugl."

W. Jrugl: "I imagine most Skrell have a wide variety of interests."

Interviewer: "Of course. On the subject of Pluat, you surprised quite a few citizens when you announced that the system would be represented in the Grand Council."

W. Jrugl: "I am of the opinion that six decades was long enough for the system to reconsider its position. Waiting longer would have only made the situation more difficult."

Interviewer: "Do you believe the situation is not difficult now?"

W. Jrugl: "No. The situation is difficult enough. There exists a population of Skrell who missed the discovery of multiple alien races. These people have to adjust to a galaxy which may look largely foreign to them now. Now more than ever, we need to support our brothers and sisters who were not present for the Tresja Agreement."

Interviewer: "Several news outlets seem to believe these citizens may be untrustworthy."

W. Jrugl: "Now is the time for unification. Not the time for division."

Interviewer: "Then what do you have to say about the Pluat native who called a false alarm? He claimed there were synthetics on the home-world as some sort of sick joke. This was all to gain some sort of advantage against a colleague in a debate. How can you say that this does not reflect poorly on the system of Pluat?"

W. Jrugl: "We must remember that this was the act of a lone perpetrator and not the act of an entire star system. That individual was clearly poorly adjusted."

Interviewer: "I think I speak for many Skrell when I say I am glad that person is no longer a threat."

W. Jrugl: "A single Skrell death is too many."

Interviewer: "Are you suggesting that the Tup forces acted rashly?"

W. Jrugl: "I am suggesting that the death of an organic lifeform is not something to be taken lightly."

Interviewer: "Then how do you feel about Director Qroisht Tup’s decision to intervene in the Lii’dra-Elyran dispute? Several Skrell died while becoming involved in a conflict which did not concern the Jargon Federation."

W. Jrugl: "Some might say the preservation of organic life is the concern of the Jargon Federation."

Interviewer: "Some might indeed. Some might also say that it was wrong for a Representative to seek assistance directly from Tup forces, bypassing the Grand Council. What do you say about this issue?"

W. Jrugl: "Chief Director of the Jargon Diplomatic Corps determined that Representative Tlak’Qeblios did not breach his responsibilities by lobbying directly to Director Qroisht Tup for involvement in the conflict. Relations between Elyra and Jargon were strong then and are even stronger now."

Interviewer: "Of course. On the subject of Representatives, it is well known that there is a strong community of Representatives who claim the Vaurca hives as their Entity of Interest. Despite this, there have been very few official statements regarding the species. Some say there are too many Representatives and too few pieces of legislation. Is it possible that the Federation will be sharing information on the Varuca hives soon?"

W. Jrugl: "We shall see. Scientific community has a say in this matter as well."

Interviewer: "I see. Representative Lioquix Jrugl’Wliesh recently delivered an interesting speech."

W. Jrugl: "I am familiar with the speech."

Interviewer: "Then you know that it mentions the joint embargo on Tau Ceti, which Jargon helped the Sol Alliance to maintain. This began because of threats by NanoTrasen to mass-produce artificial intelligences made to do war. The embargo stopped NanoTrasen from producing a fleet which could have destroyed Tau Ceti at the cost of much scandal."

W. Jrugl: "I am familiar with the embargo."

Interviewer: "This action may have saved Tau Ceti once, but the system continues to produce synthetics which are less likely to be weaponized. Synthetic proliferation continues in much of human space. Tau Ceti still produces synthetics for itself. How does this make you feel?"

W. Jrugl: "I feel the way many Skrell feel."

Interviewer: "I imagine many do. Then what about the Unathi Lord Admiral Trazarial Yizarus? A naval maneuver was recently named in recognition of the tactics he used against a lone cruiser several years ago. Representative Kautlois Hiluo-Q'luatop seems to have at times suggested that the Lord Admiral may be an admirable figure. Do you share this opinion?"

W. Jrugl: "I believe that the Lord Admiral is a figure worthy of note. I am fairly certain any Skrell familiar with galactic politics would agree to at least that."

Interviewer: "The Unathi leader who attacked a Skrell vessel is admirable?"

W. Jrugl: "Notable."

Interviewer: "Understood. Ouerea no longer has its original government. The colony now struggles to withstand burdens under an exclusively Unathi leadership group. Do you regret allowing the Federal Navy to withdraw from the planet?"

W. Jrugl: "Ouerea, much like Elyra, has a certain strength which allows it to endure. The Federal Navy forces were within their rights to leave the planet. Representatives seem to agree."

Interviewer: "Some say that allowing Director Qroisht Tup to assist in resolving the Unathi system’s hostilities could have averted the mass-destruction of Moghes and allowed Ourea to continue forming as an independent colony. Despite this, the Director has never entered Uueoa-Esa. He has also never been allowed to intervene in anything in the system beyond assigning guards to diplomats and Representatives. Why has he not been allowed to partake in actions within Uueoa-Esa while naval forces have?"

W. Jrugl: "Director Qroisht Tup is a venerable and experienced veteran. Deserves respect. He truly believes in the mission of Jargon. Treasures life. He also studied history. Skrell, Unathi, Human. His forces focus more on the preservation of organic life than they do on conventional conflict. This is well known. It is natural that he would have very little reason to enter Uueoa-Esa."

Interviewer: "Some might say that he is very versed in warfare because of his experiences on Aliose."

W. Jrugl: "Some might."

Interviewer: "Some might suggest he is very versed in the military history of certain cultures."

W. Jrugl: "Some might."

Interviewer: "Some might say this makes him very qualified for certain offices."

W. Jrugl: "Maybe I should start worrying about reelection."

Interviewer: "Maybe. You had such overwhelming support at the start of your term."

W. Jrugl: "I remember it well. Perhaps those days are forever in the past."

Interviewer: "Is there any hope for you?"

W. Jrugl: "Only the stars can know for sure, and only progressing forward will tell us."

Interviewer: "Well worded. You should write poetry."

W. Jrugl: "I write enough in reports."

Interviewer: "Each one is poetry then?"

W. Jrugl: "Maybe not some of my anonymous Xenobiological reports."

Interviewer: "You speak like an old man reflecting on a good life. There are only two years left in your term as Grand Councillor. Is this the death of your political career?"

W. Jrugl: "They say the style in which one lives their life gives way to the style in which they will lose it."

Interviewer: "Then I will mourn your fast rise to stardom. Departed brother of light Jrugl, What accomplishments of yours, if any, do you feel will not be undone by your living replacements?"

W. Jrugl: "What a strange question of mourning. Is this any way to remember the people’s Grand Councillor?"

Interviewer: "Forgetting is just as essential as remembrance, and it is much more common."

W. Jrugl: "Perhaps you should have been the poet. The changes I see lasting are the bonds my administration has made with foreign entities and wayward systems."

Interviewer: "Truly this will be a worthy means of memorial. Your stars are fading, Jrugl. Before they are gone entirely, tell me one thing. Did you foresee your fall from grace?"

W. Jrugl: "Yes. I never lost control."

Interviewer: "I feel honored to have been face to face with the Skrell who annexed Pluat."

W. Jrugl: "I almost feel as though you are an unexpected friend, Anchor."

Interviewer: "At the very least some sort of transitional relation."

W. Jrugl: "Maybe. Time is running low. Further questions?"

Interviewer: "Many individuals chosen for an anonymous poll agreed that they view your fashion sense ‘troubling’. What do you have to say to these people?"

W. Jrugl: "I understand that my choice of clothing for less formal events trends more to the hyper-expressive movements of classic twentieth century Jargon artists and socialites. My workplace wardrobe typically tends to reflect the muted colors of traditional Skrell fashion along with tasteful utilization of human outfit formats as a base. I would also like to respond to these allegations by pointing out that I look fantastic. In no way is this outfit troubling."

Interviewer: "What do you call the color of that suit?"

W. Jrugl: "Purple."

Interviewer: "And those pants?"

W. Jrugl: "Also purple."

Interviewer: "Of course. I should have known."

W. Jrugl: "It has been somewhat pleasant speaking with you, Anchor Rilaat Quinl."

Interviewer: "The stakes have been somewhat low, Grand Councillor Weashbi Jrugl. Walk well among the stars."

W. Jrugl: "Walk well among the stars."


The interview ended with the Anchor and the Grand Councillor shaking hands and parting ways, leaving crews to record the background for several seconds. Although their conversation was relatively short, the duo managed to touch on many issues. Initial polls suggest that this talk raised the Grand Councillor’s popularity slightly, and extranet chat rooms are lighting up to debate the nature of Grand Councillor Jrugl’s fashion sense.


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Documentary Reveals Secret of Glorashi


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Until recently, the star system of Glorashi was seen as a small, unimportant section of the Traverse. The latest news from the system proves this to be a well-coordinated facade. The small media company “Traversing Our Dreams” creates documentaries and films which feature Federation colonies in the Traverse. These documentaries primarily serve to pique the interest of potential settlers, and its most recent work, “Whispers of Glorashi”, has surely piqued interest in Glorashi.


The work opens with footage of a private interview between the system’s leader, Governor Weizhazloo’qli Weishaglo, and the company’s primary reporter, Anchor Aweshi Wugli. This interview is reputed to have been recorded in late 2459. The two begin by discussing Weishaglo’s five years as the system’s governor, and the many challenges that come with overseeing a Traverse colony. Ten minutes into the interview, the conversation takes an interesting turn.



A. Wugli: “It is good the colony has integrated new Citizens well. Do arriving urban Skrell adopt local agrarian ideals to your satisfaction? Many Skrell in our age consider hydroponics as unsuitable work.”

W. Weishaglo: “Arrivals have adapted to local expectations. I have ensured we remain the best example of cultural assimilation in the Traverse. Newest guests have even been a great boon to our towns. Vaurca manpower and unique methodology and work ethic are an example of our species’ ability to create a common good.”

A. Wugli: “Tell me more about these new arrivals.”



W. Weishaglo: “They have adapted to participate in our commonwealth with remarkable speed. In only a year, the C’thur have proven themselves as useful. I am pleased the Federation permitted their migration and settlement in our system.”

A. Wugli: “Intriguing. This information has not been shared. My awareness is of only the three hives, with K’lax being the primary hive in your area.”



At this point in the interview, the two look around the room uncomfortably. For a few moments, both are silent. There is the sound of footsteps in the background as several members of the recording crew begin packing their gear away. Governor Weishgalo seems amused when he begins speaking again.




W. Weishaglo: “Misspoke. Did not mean to disclose anything that the Federation has not already shared.”

A. Wugli: “Unfortunate that this footage will have to be stored away.”

W. Weishaglo: “That is just the way it will have to be. Do you think Kal’lo will give you back this footage?”

A. Wugli: “Likely not until after the story is already shared. If not for that one detail, this documentary could have been complete before the year’s end.”

W. Weishaglo: “Continue recording for now. Your crew will be subject to a hearing regardless of how much you know. This has all been secretive for long enough. Maybe you will be lucky, and they will let your team take credit for the story.”


A. Wugli: “It is more likely that they will just confiscate the footage.”

W. Weishaglo: “Let’s keep going anyway. We will see what happens.”


The two look out-of-frame and share a few words with people outside the view of the cameras. From this point forward, the interviewer and the Governor take more informal tones with each other.


A. Wugli: “An entirely new Vaurca hive? That’s incredible news. What was its name? Ch’nur?”

W. Weishaglo: “C’thur.”

A. Wugli: “Cthur? Amazing.”

W. Weishaglo: “You don’t know the best parts of the story yet.”

A. Wugli: “How did it get here?”

W. Weishaglo: “It followed the K’lax ship. Apparently there was some kind of issue when they left their home world. This hive was much smaller than the others but had somehow managed to secure a ship large enough for intergenerational travel.”

A. Wugli: “What does that mean exactly?”

W. Weishgalo: “It means the other hives weren’t expecting it to follow. They may have ancient data on this hive, but they probably didn’t think it would ever be relevant again.”


A. Wugli: “You seem very eager to tell someone about this hive.”

W. Weishaglo: “I believe we have waited far too long to make this information public, and I am not the only one. The Representatives assigned to the hive have been working tirelessly for so long. C’thur hive has made many deals with Federation government. Hive has agreed to let many of its Vaurca be unbound. Subject to tests, social integration studies.”

A. Wugli: “I assume these have been successful.”

W. Weishaglo: “More successful than expected. After given time to adjust, C’thur were quick to adapt.”


Weishaglo goes on to explain many things about this newly discovered Vaurca hive. The documentary eventually shifts to a more recent video of a few Nralakk Representatives. One of them approaches the camera and begins to speak in Tau Ceti Basic.


“The C’thur are the second Hive to enter Glorashi space. The first Hiveship was not intercepted when it briefly arrived in Glorashi. Unathi now refer to this ship as Fortoken. After some time, Hiveship resumed course to the Uueoa-Esa star system. That was the K’lax. Further Federation naval forces were deployed to the star system following the K’lax departure. Quickly detected the approach of this second Hiveship, the Kloxaia.


Hiveship was successfully intercepted and dialogue was established with inhabitants. Investigation found extensive damage to Hiveship’s communication abilities, and critical damage to various systems. Including life support.


C’thur Queen Ta'Akaix'Tyr’kaal’yskt C'thur requested asylum. Following consultation with Governor Weishaglo and instructions from the Grand Council, this request was accepted.


Since 2458, we have settled and integrated C’thur within the star system. The Federal government found it necessary to temporarily block information regarding these developments from entering the greater galaxy and sparking concern. This was out of respect for the Hive’s peace of mind and the sensibilities of other galactic agents.


We will release more information in future announcements. We hope the galactic community will extend a warm hand of friendship and dialogue with our newest valued residents.”



The documentary, in its entirety, has been broadcast throughout Federation space. In Kal’lo, a trio of Representatives immediately announced that the C’thur hive was their Entity of Interest, and began fielding questions from journalists. The Vaurca from this hive, Representatives say, have not yet been afforded Resident status under the Nralakk Federation. The Hive itself is being treated as a both a political and scientific Entity of Interest, much like the Dionae. When asked if he was available for comment on the situation in Glorashi, Grand Councillor Weashbi Jrugl responded with a resounding, “Yes” while exiting a vehicle. When asked if he was aware of the documentary’s contents before it was broadcast, he responded, “Of course”, before entering the passenger side of a different vehicle.


Governor Weizhazloo’qli Weishaglo, when reached for comment, seemed very happy that the documentary had aired. “Those people have been working so hard”, he said. “It is good to know that they will receive some credit for all of their work.” Several hours later, the Governor announced that he would be taking one month of professional leave, and left his responsibilities to Councillor-Adjutant Aeishtat Qeegla’Glip, the colony’s representative from the Federal Government.


Glorashi has become the center of much political and scientific interest very quickly. Politicians and scientists alike ensure the public of the Nralakk Federation that they will be given more insight on the C’thur as time goes on.

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Reach Out Initiative: Adhomai, S'rand'marr


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For years, the Tajara people have been embroiled in a planet spanning civil war, a war that has taken countless lives, forced many out of their homes, spreading poverty and a harsh style of life on the people.


Per the “Reach Out Initiative”, earlier this year, the People's Republic of Adhomai, a faction in this conflict has reached out towards the galaxy, requesting aid. The Nralakk Federation answered the call, not to wage war, but to protect the Tajara populace, bringing peace and safety to regions impoverished by the conflict, providing aid to all. So as a response to this call for help, the Grand Councillor Weashbi Jrugl authorized the formation of a peacekeeping fleet designated as “Serenity” filled with security, logistical, medical and every form of specialized help that is considered vital for this planet. Manifests and reports indicate that no expense has been spared.


As of the time of this articles release, the fleet has arrived and set up operations. Reporter attachees in the fleet have forwarded us media files of their time on the planet and the vital and heroic work conducted by the dispatched ROI Fleet.


Video 1:



The video shows a landscape, the lens fixed on a specific point yet showing a wide shot. To the right, a rather impoverished looking town with a crowd of on-looking Tajara gathered around and looking to the left. The left in contrast has a hovering armored vehicle with a mounted turret on top, a number of dismounted Skrell peacekeepers forming a defensive posture, all the while a Skrell dressed differently is holding a tablet while drones are flying around. These drones seem to be flying around the region, scanning the ground.


At one point, a drone pings, dropping a small flag into the dirt with a sign. The lens zooms in to that flag, clearly showing the text. “Mine here”. More pings are heard as the lens zooms out, showing the drones hard at work, spreading out further away from the town as they drop more flags into the open fields.



Video 2: 



The video opens up with the lense focused on a hovercraft slowly descending, a large structure attached to its bottom hull. After a few moments, the structure is dropped to the ground once it’s relatively close to the ground. The lens zooms out to show that there are in fact at least a dozen of these aerial vehicles, dropping their structures in turn. Once they’re all done, Skrell on the ground are seen approaching the structures and appear to be connecting them using building clasps, revealing that they are in fact setting up a highly modular building within minutes. 


The video fast forwards to the lens moving to the top of the building where a holoprojector appears to have been turned on, displaying the words “Field Hospital” in numerous languages, most of which are local dialects and languages.



Image 1 and 2: 



A rather grainy looking image from less sophisticated device, most likely from the population. The image is taken from the perspective of someone standing in the city streets aimed towards the sky. It shows a number of aircraft moving rapidly through the clear sky, the inability to focus on them limited the amount of detail and clarity. You notice that it is dropping cylinder like objects into the city, with those that are closer seemingly having some form of propulsion system slowing them down. 


The next image shows a close up shot to those cylinder objects, revealing them to be storage units with the markings of the Nralakk Federation on them. A clawed hand holding a parcel with a label on the front, written in Siik’maas with a label of “Food Rations”.



Viewers are welcome to visit the front page for a larger collection of imagery showing the heroic work the ROI fleet and the benevolence of our Federation. Citizens of the Federation are encouraged and welcome to volunteer their time in the Reach Out Initiative, postings exist for local duties.

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Crowds Gather for Tzqul Archive Challenge

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The Federation’s greatest minds gather this week to attempt to decrypt the Tzqul Archive in this year’s challenge.  Qerrbalak spaceports are flooded with tourists, largely Skrell and human, seeking to witness what could potentially be a historic moment for the entire Skrell race.  It has been reported that many are setting up camp in the islands around Ploat’nil, and many xeno tourists are landing in the waters around the city to await the event.


Such crowds are not unusual- last year’s event drew in crowds of over 15 million.


This year will host the usual teams of academics, most notably the Xrim Fellowship of Scientific Progress, whom many believe will be the first to uncover this lost archive of Federation history.  The team is known for their groundbreaking work of using spliced slime DNA as a means for unraveling the patterns that may have been used to encrypt the archive.  


“In my 100 years in the XFSP, I have never been so certain we can break the code,” says Chief Scientist Q’rrlzaoop V’mlluuk.  The arrival of the XFSP team was greeted by cheers throughout the city. “The Wake was overwhelmingly positive, I am humbled by the passion Ploat’nil has for the sciences,” says V’mlluuk.


Other contenders include the Aloise Code Force, the Kal’lo Future Scholars Association, and a group of C’thur who have not given a name but have placed copies of a permit which calls them ‘Nliix’s Crew’ and provides them permission to occupy the city for the week in the hands of every passerby.


The event will be broadcast as far as human space.

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Chaos Unfolds at Tzqul Archive Event, 4 Arrested

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The annual attempt to decrypt the Tzqul archive ended early and in tragedy today as Federation Peacekeepers closed down the event to arrest four C’thur working for Skrell scientist Nliix Qoiruio.  The group is being charged with possession of illegal technology, crimes against the Wake, sedition, and anti-Federation sentiment.


The fifth set of contenders to take on the challenge to decrypt the archive, Qoiruio’s team reportedly attempted to upload artificial intelligence software to complete the task.

Countless viewers inside and away from Federation space watched in horror and dismay at the last seconds of the broadcast before it was cut by the Censorship for Wake Solace board.  A clip of the last 30 seconds of the broadcast has been circulating around the extranet.  The transcript reads-


Announcer #1: ...Qoiruio himself has elected not to make an appearance, an unusual move for the former near-idol.

Four C'thur are seen operating advanced Skrell equipment attached with a series of thick wires to a port in the archive.

Announcer #2: I'm surprised he's entered at all, it's been 25 years, I believe, since his last attempt- a failure, and the decline of his career, if you ask me.

One C'thur delicately lowers a luminescent rod into their equipment.

Announcer #1: You never know, though, this year could-

A screen flickers to life on the equipment manned by the C'thur.  A distant, soft warbling is heard as the equipment whirs to life with a series of colorful lights.  

Announcer #2: Stars, are they- Qoiruio may have done it!

On the screen, something that almost looks like a face constructed of light rotates.  From it comes a voice.

Voice: [Unintelligible] ...Lyrii, your [unintelligible] systems- Processing... Nearing completion...

Announcer #1: [Panicked] No- is that?!  Stars, I-

The archive itself shifts, the lights glowing from it abruptly turn red.  The crowd begin fleeing, lethally armed Peacekeepers are just seen in the field of view before the camera cuts and, instead, shows a screen that reads: THIS CONTENT HAS BEEN DEEMED UNFIT BY THE CENSORSHIP FOR WAKE SOLACE BOARD, PLEASE STANDBY FOR A NEWS REPORT.

“This is an affront to everything we believe in and spits in the face of all that we have endured,” said Federation Chairman of Community Progress Ji’oirup Tup’qrrioou. “We will ensure that such an affront to the Federation and its people is met with the highest punishment.”


The Archive itself has entered some sort of altered state, which experts are identifying as a lockdown.


“Something has changed in the code, best case scenario we are now behind an entire generation in decrypting it, worst case scenario, our history is lost to us,” said Q’rrlzaoop V’mlluuk, Chief Scientist of the Xrim Fellowship of Scientific Progress.  The archive, which contains the entire history of the Skrell race, has been encrypted since the third incident.


“Without the Archive, all that is left of our history lays in our few Star Chanters- and only two of them lived before the Third Incident.  I can think of no greater crime any Skrell has committed against their own people.”


Qoiruio, the traitor scientist responsible for the affront, remains at large.  He is known to conduct research on the traverse with a small group of Skrell, C’thur, and Dionae.  A raid on his research station conducted this afternoon found it abandoned, the research taken with it.


“We are offering anyone who comes forward with information about the location of or research of Qoiruio a reduced sentence for their crimes in collaboration,” said a Peacekeeper spokesperson today.


Federation citizens, meanwhile, mourn the potential loss of the archive.  A vigil currently stands around Ploat’nil, where millions have gathered to place antiques and fragments of their possibly lost past.  Many more mourn across Federation space.

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Historic Visit of Federation Star Chanter in Ceti Space

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Star Chanter Ev’ix Qeblak’nyylouuy has announced her presence in Tau Ceti this week.  Her visit marks the first visit of a Star Chanter in the Ceti system, and the first visit of any Star Chanter outside Federation space since first contact with the Sol System.


The Star Chanter’s visit is expected to help improve the local Nlom of Skrell far from home who are mourning the possible loss of the Tzqul Archive- still locked down from its attack by the traitor Nliix Qoiruio late last month.  An expert in the entire history of the Skrell and Federation space, the Star Chanter plans to visit and tell stories around the system for the next five days before returning to the Federation.


Qeblak’nyylouuy is scheduled to visit Mendell City tomorrow morning, and to visit the surrounding Biesel stations and high population Skrell communities in the afternoon.

In preparation of the event, the Warble Enquirer is now selling ad space.  

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Star Chanter Speaks in Mendell

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Crowds of all species gathered in Mendell’s Phoenix Park to witness the historic visit of Star Chanter Ev’ix Qeblak’nyylouuy in Tau Ceti space.  Her visit marks the first ever Star Chanter visit in Tau Ceti, and the first Star Chanter in human space since the years immediately following first contact between Skrell and humans.

Qeblak’nyylouuy, aged 527 this August, recounted the lives of Skrell before the third incident.

“We carried the sun upon our shoulders, it was a time of joy and promise, and the present was so bright we were blinded to all that lurked in the shadows,” Qeblak’nyylouuy told the crowds gathered to listen to her speak.

The speech, done in the traditional narration style of Star Chanters, lasted one hour exactly.  

Qeblak’nyylouuy plans to continue her tour of Tau Ceti and is scheduled to speak on New Gibson tomorrow.



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Historic Federation Citizenship Announcement

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Star Chanter Ev’ix Qeblak’nyylouuy made history today as she announced, during her speech on the NSS Upsilon, that the Federation has extended citizenship to all Tau Ceti Skrell, regardless of their birth status.


“It brings me solace, in trying times where our history may be lost to us, to know that our people will not be,” Qeblak’nyylouuy said amongst the crowds of press and onlookers.


There is precedent in a Star Chanter making such a monumental announcement on behalf of the Federation government- it was Star Chanter Gullyp Qeblak’Woushhuish who spearheaded diplomatic relations with the Sol Alliance and announced the trade agreements still employed between the two superpowers today.


Effective immediately, the citizenship changes mean that all Skrell in Tau Ceti are offered every benefit of Federation citizenship, including universal health care, access to areas restricted to non-citizens (for example, many areas of Xrim, which are declared unsafe to non-Skrell due to the high slime population), and free education.


“I have never been able to visit the home of my parents,” says 41 year old Pliij’iau Ajiaxqwu, a young girl working as a Lab Assistant aboard the NSS Upsilon.  “I’m overwhelmed, really, with all this opportunity. The Star Chanter even gave me the name of a Great Aunt I did not know still lived on Xrim, I hope I can visit her as soon as possible.  This is the happiest day of my life.”


While Tau Ceti Skrell rejoiced, Federation Skrell expressed their hopes for the future.


“It is an honor to bring our wandering ones home,” said Vuqllaax Tup’Qerrim, security advisor to the Star Chanter.  “I am deeply humbled by this opportunity to open the arms of the Federation to young Skrell born away from Qerrbalak.


Tau Ceti Skrell are asked to register their addresses and status with the Federation by the first of January.

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Rumors of Federation Raids Dismissed, Reformed Terrorist Speaks

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A number of alarming reports of missing Skrell have cropped up all throughout Tau Ceti as Star Chanter Ev’ix Qeblak’nyylouuy travels throughout the system.


Suggestions that the disappearances, which have largely gone unseen, are somehow the result of Federation involvement have, however, been dismissed as laughable.


“I believe it stems from a somewhat exaggerated article in the human news, with the Mendell Bugle,” said the Star Chanter herself when asked by a human attending her recent speech. “In this article, they indicate that a terrorist cell was dismantled aboard the NSS Aurora- this much is true, though the details of the violence there are largely inaccurate.  Regardless, I believe that article has lead to this rumor that the Federation is involved in disappearances- that event was an arrest, mind you, not a disappearance.”


Federation Investigative teams have largely attributed the disappearances- now nearing 15 in the last month- to a rise in ‘xenophobic’ sentiment among Tau Ceti humans.


Footage leaked this earlier this weekend shows one abduction, the abduction of 42 year old Saxilii Lyoornush, obtained from street cameras in Hengsha.  It appears to show the young girl being taken by two dark haired human males- both short haired, both appearing to stand around 180 cm tall.  Her parents, a family of 5, have put out a reward for her safe return in the amount of 50,000 credits.


“It breaks my heart that someone could take our darling girl,” cried one of her mothers.  “She was studying human culture abroad- we’d do anything to get her back. All she wanted was to learn about the humans, and they took her.  We share nightmares about what may have happened to our baby, it’s horrible, none of us can sleep.”


In addition to these species related abductions, anti-Skrell sentiment appears rife in human space.  The JFV Qurivin, a Federation Diplomatic vessel, docked with the NSS Aurora to find ‘GO HOME’ crudely scrawled on the ground and a shrine to Oscar Easter, a human member of the Diam’ond terrorist cell, just outside the docking point.


The shrine to genocide advocate Oscar Easter, containing his face sock.

“To think they are celebrating someone who worked for the genocide of our entire species, I can’t imagine.  I have never felt so unsafe as I feel in human space,” said an anonymous JFV Crewmember. They showed a pamphlet hung at the NSS Aurora, which made outlandish claims about Skrell poisoning the water.


The anti-Skrell pamphlet, which refers to Skrell as frogs, a native Sol vermin.

We reached out to reformed terrorist Froskur Vel-Rana, currently being monitored in the Pryux Re-Education Center to ask about the allegations that these assaults by anti-Skrell humans are somehow instead the work of the Federation.  

"It is plainly false that the Nralakk Federation executes these "raids", simply because the federation is above such uncouth methods," said Vel-Rana.  ""I was a violent, extremely misguided, and deeply hurt individual who needed exactly the type of expertise that the Tups have in non-lethal operations. Otherwise, I don't think I would've forgiven myself if I had completed my plans to finish Glorsh Omega's plan. I am thankful that they spared my life and gave me another chance of aspiring to the ideals of the federation."

Vel-Rana also testified that none of the missing Skrell have been seen in her time at Pryux.

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Federation Avowal Revocation Announcement


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It has been announced that due to the actions of various C’thur conspirators working with terrorist Nliix Qoiruio, the one responsible for the attack on the Tzqul Archive some time ago, all avowals of responsibility granted by the Nralakk Federation to C’thur citizens seeking employment outside of Federation space, namely Tau Ceti, are to be immediately revoked. All C’thur working under corporations such as NanoTrasen who require an avowal to assume roles above civilian level jobs must re-earn their avowals effective immediately. All C’thur will receive a one month grace period to receive their new avowals before receiving a demotion. In addition, any C’thur new to the system and/or companies must earn an avowal before taking any roles above civilian level jobs. 


Many C’thur have spoken out against this action, even condemning those who worked with the terrorist as traitors to the hive. The following is from an interview held with Ka’Akaix’Vlekz C’thur, a Federation scientist and member of the C’thur hive. 

“The actions of those assisting this terrorist should not be presumed to be the will of our queen, for we have no ill will against the Federation after all they have done for us. Any who assisted this terrorist are traitors to the entire hive, and should be culled.”


High Queen C’thur has yet to make a statement about this action.


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