Interstellar Correspondents

News from the New Eden cluster with a special focus on the activities of the capsuleers who roam interstellar space.

Spacey Love

  • YC109-12-20

    In the deepest corners of the Amarr system, one may find a man mining Veldspar in his Revelation. That man is Chribba. The same one who has introduced a new venture; one he refers to as 'The Love Project'. A not-so-secret plan involving ‘love cans’ and now even ‘love ships’, all loaded with high-end industrial gear. The first phase involved jettisoned canisters known as ‘love cans’ which were loaded with assorted goods. The kit is usually industry related, pertaining to occupations such as mining or [...]

    Tortuga: A new future for Period Basis

    • YC109-12-16

      In a series of press releases that shocked some and came as no surprise to others, the Mercenary Coalition reset all standings and swiftly followed it up by outlining a new future for the Period Basis region as a mercenary-and-friends owned area “unfettered by the agendas of foreign powers”. The Tortuga announcement declared that “as of Saturday the 15th of December MC, KIA Alliance, Ev0ke and 0utbreak claim the region of Period Basis as our home” and stated as their reason: “we do this for ourselves, [...]

      GalNet Lottery : Win a Tribal Issue Tempest

      • YC109-12-13

        A STORM GATHERING : Forged by the tribes of the Republic, representing valor, commitment and the unending struggle for freedom, the Tribal Issue Tempest is a rare and celebrated ship. To own one is an immense honour. Pilots of the also-rare Republic Fleet Issue tempest look on in envy at the the tribal version, which was once known simply as the "Storm". It is a far superior ship than its more basic counterparts; equipped with stronger electronics subsystems, updated shield arrays, strengthened armour [...]

        Clouds of War bloom on Providence’s horizon

        • YC109-12-03

          The Triumvirate Alliance is moving large quantities of capital warships and supporting battleship into the Assah system to launch a major attack into the Providence region. Triumvirate Alliance is reported to have close to 100 mixed carriers and dreadnoughts with as many battleships to support their operations. Numbers on super capitals that maybe be used are classified at this time. CVA, Sev3rence, Sylph Alliance and Paxton federation are the major alliances in the Providence region that will be [...]

          Interview With An Empire Mercenary Corporation

          • YC109-11-30

            Empire mercenary corporations provide an interesting and valuable service to their clients in New Eden. We take a look at the workings of one of them in an interview with their leaders. The Interstellar Correspondents managed to obtain an interview with Gabrial1, Hans Gates and Jezala of Repo Industries during which origin, organization and contracts was discussed. During the interview of the three CEOs, it was an engaging and informative look at a thriving example of this niche industry. Ameron [...]

            SPCS Open 'Port Sanctuary'

            • YC109-11-20

              The Bleak Lands - In a private sermon attended by numerous loyalist Amarrians, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Slaves (SPCS) has unveiled “Port Sanctuary”. The purpose-built facility is to allow the humane preparation of Minmatar slaves and Gallente Initiates before they begin new lives in the Amarr Empire. Occupants of Port Sanctuary are expected to be there for three to four weeks undergoing training and conditioning before slaves are sold to approved humane Holders and "Initiates" are [...]

              Trading Centers of New Eden

              • YC109-10-24

                Have you ever wondered where to find the perfect spot to sell all of your excess Veldspar? Ever searched endlessly for the cheapest ship across the universe? Trading hubs are dynamic economic centers scattered throughout the New Eden galaxy, being stocked and depleted by a plethora of corporations and individual traders. Trading hubs are centralized systems semi-regularly spaced throughout New Eden which have, for some reason or another, attracted many private investors, merchants, and traders. There [...]

                What is an Empire Control Tower Good For Anyway?

                • YC109-10-04

                  Throughout the areas of the cluster known as empire space, there is an abundance of Starbase Charters that are available to capsuleers, and this begs the question; what exactly is the use for an empire based control tower and its associated assemblies? An empire control tower can only be erected within a star system with a mid-level CONCORD rating. To even consider deployment of a tower, the prospective corporate entity must be held in high regard by the local political and / or controlling corporate [...]

                  Mercenary Coalition Titan destroyed.

                  • YC109-10-03

                    On September 28 at 12:30 EST, the Mercenary Coalition's first Titan-class vessel was destroyed by a joint fleet consisting of pilots from Red Alliance [RA] and Against ALL Authorities [AAA]. The Ragnarok-class behemoth named Armageddon Dawn found its final resting place in FAT-6P, a system located in the south-eastern part of the Catch region. The Interstellar Correspondents travelled to FAT-GP and spoke with several people who played key roles in the destruction of the Titan in an effort to find out [...]

                    Dark Shikari on market manipulation

                    • YC109-10-03

                      The manipulation of markets is an old strategy that has seen success at the hands of many entrepreneurial capsuleers willing to gamble their fortunes. In the frontier economies of his enemies, market veteran Dark Shikari has created sizeable profits buying and reselling. Whilst Shikari may not have effectively hindered the economic or logistic foundations of his foes in the Interstellar Alcohol Conglomerate, he has nonetheless found himself much richer thanks to their patronage. He is known to many as [...]

                      x13 pilots score first low-sec Mothership kill.

                      • YC109-10-01

                        Last Sunday, the Tama system of The Citadel region saw the first low-sec Mothership loss. The Nyx, belonging to pilot The End, was set upon by a small x13 gang and quickly destroyed. Recent weeks have shown an increasing frequency for supercapital losses. Despite this, the kill scored by x13 forces was itself unprecedented. It was the first time a Mothership had been downed within the confines of Empire controlled space, where conventional interdiction methods do not work against the EW-Immune [...]

                        Capital fleet battle erupts in drone regions

                        • YC109-09-28

                          L1YK-V - The ongoing conflict between the FREGE and Ka-Tet alliances escalated into a full scale fleet battle in the drone regions yesterday, with FREGE suffering heavy losses. An earlier skirmish outside the station in the R3P0-Z system between the FREGE forces and two Ka-Tet carriers served as a preface for the heavy fighting to come. After Ka-Tet intelligence located the FREGE fleet in L1YK-V, a Ka-Tet cyno pilot set up a jump point for his carriers and prepared for the attack. Only four Ka-Tet [...]

                          Alliance tournament ends: Finalists rewarded

                          • YC109-09-15

                            The fourth alliance tournament has come to a close, with HUN Reloaded taking the glory and lucrative rewards that come with first place. In second place was Pandemic Legion, with Cruel Intentions and Terra Incognita taking equal third. The final rounds saw some of the most exciting match-ups in the tournament, with many upsets as underdogs came out victorious against more established and well known alliances. HUN Reloaded themselves were something of an unknown quantity. Now however, as the bearers of [...]

                            Tenth Mothership downed.

                            • YC109-09-14

                              FAT-6P: As Tyrrax Thorrk’s second Aeon Mothership slowly succumbed to the growing firepower of a mixed Band of Brothers and Mercenary Coalition fleet, history was made. Not only was it another mothership loss and a key moment in the continuing conflict in the south, but it was a milestone too. It was the tenth Mothership-class vessel to be downed, an event heralding the beginning of a new era. One where thousands of lives can be extinguished in fleeting moment. It served as a solemn reminder of many [...]

                              Drones, Dampeners, and Detonations

                              • YC109-09-10

                                Alliance Tournament: The tactics and setups of the fourth alliance tournament The fourth alliance tournament saw varying levels of innovation in the selection and execution of plans for victory. Different ships and tactics came to the foreground as rule changes and redesigns set the stage for a new type of tournament. As in previous contests, there was again a heavy focus on the use of Caldari vessels, yet also a sizeable preference for Gallente designs and tactics as well. Across the teams there was [...]

                                Peaceful protest ends in surprise arrest

                                • YC109-08-22

                                  To make themselves heard, several members of the Placid Militia and Illoren marched from Stacmon to Luminaire to confront Inspector Xavier, the head of the regional drugs squad. The protest was called because of the lack of commendation and recognition for the work of the Placid Militia and Illoren in the recent capture of the drug filled Serpentis Carrier. Inspector Xavier still stands by the fact that it was the work of his drug squad, however the Militia tell a different story. They claim that they [...]

                                  Small Corp Conquers Large Goal

                                  • YC109-08-14

                                    CNHV-M - While outpost deployments in low security space are becoming more common, what makes the new Gallente structure in the 6HL8-L region impressive is that it was developed and deployed by a small, 40 pilot corporation operating independently throughout the process. Caldarian's Pride ("CP"), now a member corporation of the Ka-Tet alliance, spent a year assembling the pieces for the outpost at a cost of over 32 billion isk. As a condition of membership in CP, every pilot contributes 100% of their [...]

                                    10 Questions for Triumvirate

                                    • YC109-08-01

                                      Triumvirate is a relatively new alliance that currently lays claim to a large portion of the Venal region. They have sprung up, seemingly out of nowhere, over the past year, controlling space and carving out their own little empire in lawless space. I caught up with Darknesss, the CEO of DOOM, one of the 3 founding corporations of Triumvirate, to ask him a few questions about the rapid rise of his alliance in the large galaxies of lawless New Eden Space. IC: The name Triumvirate refers to a regime of [...]

                                      Vigil for Doriam II disrupted.

                                      • YC109-07-23

                                        What was designed to be a day of mourning for the Amarrian empire became a day of conflict and loss, as enemies of the loyalists attacked a vigil gathered to honor the life and service of the late Emperor Doriam II. It was two years ago when the Amarrian Emperor was assassinated by unknown parties. The murder struck a heavy blow to the Amarrian people that is still felt today as they continue without any replacement. July 5th of this year marked the second anniversary of his death. In an act of [...]

                                        Independent Gaming Commission to host Alliance Tournament

                                        • YC109-07-23

                                          Woratome Kikawa, Chief Executor of the newly-founded Independent Gaming Commission last week announced that the Commission will officially take over handling of capsuleer alliance tournaments. 'I'm happy to announce that the Tournament will continue, but it is not longer strictly tied to one empire. To collect the funding needed for the tournament we now instead have investors from all four. From the Caldari State, we welcome members of the Mercantile Club; from the Minmatar Republic we enjoy the [...]

                                          Coalition Counterattack in Tenal

                                          • YC109-06-27

                                            After many months of slowly being pushed back, the Northern Coalition may have found a new spark. Recently, RAZOR Alliance, Morsus Mihi, Rule of Three, Pure., and a handful of other entities have begun the counter-offensive against the Alliance forces in the north. The fight currently centers around the Tenal system of S-EVIQ. Earlier this month, after the dissolution of Dusk and Dawn and the capture of Tenal and Branch by Alliance forces, the war was looking grim for Coalition. Many observers were [...]

                                            Band of Brothers lose Titan in co-ordinated attack

                                            • YC109-06-25

                                              TENERIFIS - On Friday 22nd June 109, Band of Brothers (BoB) lost one of their Titan class vessels to a co-ordinated assault by Goonswarm and Red Alliance pilots in the 46DP-0 system. The behemoth ship, named ‘Darwin's Contraption’ was set upon by numerous smaller ships, along with capital class vessels. Despite holding out initially, the damage provided by the dreadnought-class ships present was enough to breach the hull, ejecting the pilot, Shrike, and crippling the vessel beyond repair. The wreck [...]

                                              10 Questions for D2

                                              • YC109-05-20

                                                Janus Drake is a high ranking official within the X-Trading Company, one of the founding corporations of Dusk and Dawn. Dusk and Dawn (D2) is a large alliance based out of Branch and situated within the northern regions. D2 is known for their extensive diplomatic and industrial tactics, as well as being fierce fighters for their claimed space. Recently, great events have occurred surrounding D2 as their alliance numbers have varied and wars have sprung up. IC: What was the outcome of your assault into [...]

                                                State vindicated. Chemal implicated.

                                                • YC109-05-14

                                                  With recently discovered information brought to more widespread attention, there are now implications of a far more scandalous situation than previously thought. In part two of an in-depth review, the Interstellar Correspondents will cover amongst other things, the recent actions of one Cras Evacone; a Gallente columnist who was pushing his own interpretation of events to the capsuleer community in Luminaire. Last Tuesday evening, almost at the same time as Varnen Maan was addressing the pilots of [...]

                                                  An Interview with Inspector Xavier

                                                  • YC109-05-13

                                                    LUMINAIRE – I received an invitation from Inspector Xavier, the newly appointed commander of the regional Drugs Squad of Placid, to his office at the headquarters of the Federation Customs. He was very keen on explaining to me what his team had done during the four weeks of their deployment within the region. Currently this part of space is seeing a major increase in the usage of the drug ‘Rise', so I accepted his invitation and after inspecting his new team we got down to business over a bottle of [...]

                                                    War Reaches Amarr Throne Regions

                                                    • YC109-04-23

                                                      AMARR - War has reached the Amarr throne regions. The Star Fraction (SF) alliance have brought their conflict directly to the heart of the Amarr Empire, issuing a declaration of war against the Amarrian loyalists Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris (PIE) which was quickly answered by declarations against Star Fraction by Vigilia Valeria (VV) and Aegis Militia (AM). The declaration of war was not unexpected as Amarr forces had observed Star Fraction moving large numbers of ships and supplies into the [...]

                                                      10 Questions for the Privateers

                                                      • YC109-04-03

                                                        Surrepitious is the executor of the Privateers Alliance, a large empire-based group consisting of approximately 30 corporations and 700 members. Having seen the entity he helped create grow quickly in such a short space of time, Surreptitious agreed to a chat to the IC about the challenges and rewards therein. The alliance was formed near the end of the last calendar year, with the premise of bringing universe-wide combat to many pod pilots. By utilizing the legalized war-declaration sanctions allowed [...]

                                                        Band of Brothers Shipyard Destroyed: Contents Unknown

                                                        • YC109-03-30

                                                          The conflict that has gripped New Eden escalated to a previously unseen level today during a coalition assault on a Band of Brothers capital shipyard in F-TE1T. An unprecedented array of capital ships were present during the attack and the Coalition lost dozens in the successful effort to take down the structure. The aftermath proved to be a salvager’s dream with a wasteland of wreckage left behind and both sides claiming victory. When the explosions cleared, BoB had lost their tower and capital yard, [...]

                                                          The home of hedonism, risen from the ashes.

                                                          • YC109-03-29

                                                            The renowned Cats Whiskers reopened last week, following a six-month closure to refurbish the club after it was ravaged by an unexplained fire. The proprietors Bressty Chastaine and Paul Giselle have been busy since opening night promoting the nightclub as “the premiere nightspot for hedonism in the Federation.” Following the destruction of the club some six months ago, it was thought by many that the infamously decadent Cats Whiskers was doomed to fade into obscurity like so many other pleasure hubs [...]

                                                            M.Corp Leaves Lotka Volterra

                                                            • YC109-03-05

                                                              Velios, CEO of M.Corp and former executor corporation of the Lotka Volterra (LV) alliance has released a statement announcing their withdrawal from LV due to the war's toll on M.Corp. Lotka Volterra's history stretches back 15 months ago when M.Corp, along with the corporations Shinra and UKC, carved out a slice of space in the Tenerifis region after a short but fierce engagement with Red Alliance, the two entities sharing significant Eve history with one another. Their initial plans were to build an [...]

                                                              Diplomatic manoeuvrings dominate conflict

                                                              • YC109-03-01

                                                                NEW EDEN - Although the past week may have been on the quiet side with regards major battles, the conflict continues apace. Consolidation has been the watch word as both sides reflect upon a tumultuous opening to proceedings. Even if the battlefield was quieter, diplomatic announcements still managed to create waves: Mercenary Coalition takes Band of Brothers contract : Mercenary Coalition has officially been contracted by BoB. Last Tuesday it was announced that what had prior been the subject of [...]

                                                                BIG Birthday for New Eden’s longest running lottery.

                                                                • YC109-02-28

                                                                  The ubiquitous BIG Lottery, known universe-wide as the longest running and most successful of capsuleer-funded lottery franchises, is approaching an historical milestone this March 12th, when it will run its 100th draw. Despite the disappointment of a last-minute sponsorship withdrawal, it is expected that many will nonetheless celebrate what will be an epic landmark in almost four years of New Eden’s capsuleer gambling history. The key figure behind the success and history of the lottery is Tornsoul, [...]

                                                                  “Karishal’s Defiance”: Ushra’Khan lays rebel Captain to rest.

                                                                  • YC109-02-26

                                                                    QR-K85. Late Sunday evening the body of Karishal Muritor was transported from the UNITY outpost in 9UY4-H in a solemn procession led by Ushra’Khan. The recently deceased, a hero to many young and increasingly disillusioned Matari, was interred only two jumps away at a station named “Karishal’s Defiance” in his honour, the new name for the ex-ISS outpost now under Ushra’Khan management. Speaking to the large fleet assembled in 9UY4-H to honour the rebel leader’s final wishes, Sapphrine of the [...]

                                                                    War of New Eden

                                                                    • YC109-02-25

                                                                      NEW EDEN - The southern regions of New Eden have become engulfed in an epic war that has seen former enemies come together against a common foe, the Band of Brothers (BoB) and Lotka Volterra (LV). The war threatens to upset the balance of power in the galaxy, and has so far seen some staggering losses on both sides. BoB has long since declared that dominating all non-secure space has been their long- term goal, and no alliance has yet been able to stop their advances. Only now has a Coalition emerged [...]

                                                                      Titan Destroyed in Tenerifis

                                                                      • YC109-02-19

                                                                        JV1V-0 - At around 07:30 on the 16th, A Goonswarm and Red Alliance combined fleet assaulted a key Lotka Volterra system, successfully destroying their most important Starbase. What made the attack so significant was the fact that the Starbase housed capital shipyards in the process of building a Titan, believed to be a second Avatar-Class vessel intended to supplement their first. The assault was made possible due to an extensive Goonswarm intelligence network and the fact that the Starbase activated [...]

                                                                        Order of Medusa tests new virus, shocking the Sisters

                                                                        • YC109-02-05

                                                                          Hedoubel – Last week, after hearing that The Order of Medusa tried to secure a system, The Sisters of EVE sent an armed fleet to investigate and offer aid if needed. They found the Order of Medusa were using the station in the system and its inhabitants as labrats for a new virus. With the help of several capsuleer corporations, including The Blessed Sisters of Amarr, Pod Radio, House of Flying Daggers, The Crescent Order, Ixion Defense Systems, Phoenix Wing, The Durandal Organization and Equilibrium [...]