The latest news from around the cluster as told by the special reporters of the news organizations of New Eden.
In an official visit to Athra, Idonis Ardishapur is believed to have ordered the immediate arrest, torture and execution of Ray Hardman, a freelance journalist. The arrest is said to come after the journalist interrupted a scripted press event with questions regarding a debated decision by the Amarr Imperial Succession Committee of allowing pilots of other races than Amarr to assist the "pure blooded" Amarrian champions in their upcoming combat duels. While at first ignoring the reporter, Ardishapur [...]
A spokesman for one of the five contending houses to the throne of the Amarrian Emperor, the Kor-Azor, has issued a statement regarding the upcoming election that will allow Amarrians to select their candidate for the upcoming championship fights. "The House of Kor-Azor has decided to approve of the Empirical Succession Committee's system of voting representatives for each house in order to pre-select contenders for the sacred ritual of succession. The House of Kor-Azor wants to stress that any [...]
TORRINOS – In a trend of alarming developments to freighter captains, Guristas Emissaries and escorting vessels have been spotted in close proximity to stations within Empire controlled systems with a .5 security rating or higher. Reported sighting locations include the Caldari Provisions Food Packing station in Torrinos, the Lai Dai Corporation Factory in Nonni, and the Imperial Armaments Factory in Dihra. The Emissary cruisers and their frigate escorts are heavily armed and carry bounties as high as [...]
ORE THEFT - a practice frowned upon by most and reviled by legitimate miners seems to be on the rise. Ore thieves are dastardly pilots who take advantage of others that are using non-secure containers to mine in empire space, claiming right of salvage from the jettisoned cans - even if they are sitting right next to the owner's ship. "Unfortunately, right of salvage is law. My government has been attempting to push a bill that changes this in CONCORD protected space, but things happen slowly. Frankly, [...]
The outer rim regions of space have traditionally been hotly contested by not only empires, but corporations and pirates aswell. Venal is no different in this regard, especially not recently. Approximately 3 weeks ago, pirates from the infamous M3G4 pirate organization started making incursions into Venal. These incursions were intensified the following week with more numbers pouring in armed with increasingly more advanced and powerful weaponry. M3G4 are a part of the Northern Alliance, which is also [...]
A leaked document from the Amarrian Empirical Succession Committee has been circling news agencies in the EVE Universe. Apparently each of the five houses will let a small number of champions compete amongst themselves on who shall represent their house in the championship that ultimately decides which house gets the throne. Championship fights are frigate matches where a champion along with three wingmen must destroy the ships of a competing champion and his wingmen. While the champion himself must [...]
The price of megacyte has been steadily rising in the past few weeks. This is due to the increased difficulty that miners have with finding the rare asteroids that yield the rock. Bistot, the main source for the megacyte on the market now, seems to be depleted in large areas of space, with only tiny pieces of the rare rocks being discovered. The result is that megacyte is now often sold for more than 10 000 isk per unit. That is not to say that they are completely unavailable - enterprising companies, [...]
Opinions vary widely over who among the Five Heirs will be the next Amarr Emperor or Empress. From the liberal and outreaching personality of Doriam Kor-Azor to what some have called the militaristic expansionist views of Jamyl Sarum, whoever assumes the throne of Amarr will doubtless have long-lasting and profound effect reaching far beyond the borders of Amarr space. Many hold Doriam Kor-Azor to be the favorite, as his ready diplomacy and willingness to negotiate with the other empires is most in [...]
CRIELERE - Yesterday evening, over a dozen pilots reported intermittenent sensor contacts with a ship that later vanished. Accounts vary, but agree in one respect: the vessel was large, perhaps an industrial; it appeared without warning; and disappeared from all scans when approached. I interviewed several of these pilots, and present the following account as a generalization of their stories. "My trade route has a stop in Crielere, and I was on a docking approach when I saw the blip appear on my [...]
NEW CALDARI - As part of a joint venture, Pegasus Endeavors and representatives of Interstellar Correspondents are pleased to announce the creation of the Quantum Broadcast Service (QBS), a news media broadcast network. Longtime freelance reporter and corporate director Draaven Kianor-Vakur has been appointed as the Chief News Correspondent for the venture. Draaven currently sits on the Board of Directors for Pegasus Endeavors, and has stated “neither [my] corporate responsibilities nor [my] Caldari [...]
YULAI – To the delight of some and outright shock of many, the infamous Amarr pirate Stavros confirmed his bid for the Amarr throne today during an exclusive interview with Interstellar Reporters. While admittedly surprised and touched by the growing movement endorsing his bid for power, he also stated that “Amarr is in a time of great need” and as such pledged to “do all [he] can to help”. While he considers his policies more moderate than the militant Jamyl Sarum, he considers Doriam Kor-Azor a [...]
Heideran VII hasn’t been dead a week, and already rumors are circulating regarding a schism among the Five Heirs. The Succession Rites, which dictate the family heads not chosen as emperor commit ritual suicide, are believed to be the root cause of this possible split. “Military and transport craft are being amassed in ruling families’ home systems,” said Elgad Bettild, a political analyst for Republic Fleet. “It could be a protection of assets during a time of crisis; it could be preparation for war. [...]
The Amarrian Committee of Moral Purity and Elimination of Vice has condemned Stavros' claims that he intends to go forth as an Emperor. The Amarrian ruling system is an ancient and proven far more efficient at retaining order and peace than the decrepit and chaotic system sometimes referred to as Democracy. It considers his public appeal for the Throne heretical to say the least and strongly urges him to retract his bid and apologize publicly for making the remarks he did where he criticised various [...]
A news report posted recently by Iece Quaan concerning industrial and economic developments, sparked heated debates amongst VIP's who were invited to the Concord News Services Gala, which was supposed to herald the start of Concord's allready controversial interstellar correspondents program. While festivities were somewhat dampened following the expulsion from the party of several overtly argumentative VIP's, Concord continues to maintain that the program is destined to success.
It is quiet now, this infamous gauntlet of systems which has mean the demise of literally hundreds of pilots. The pirates that usually infest the twin systems are asleep, or wreaking havoc in other lawless areas. But don't let that fool you. Nowhere in known space has the death count been as consistantly high, day after day. Even a cursory glance at the map built-in to every ship confirms this. Yet day after day, new pilots arrive, sometimes by mistake...sometimes not. "We know there's pirates there, [...]
Speculations have run rampant among political analysts as to who among the Amarr Heirs will become the next Amarran Emperor. As one analyst states: "The Heirs are not just fighting for political power, but also for their own lives..." Our readers are to be reminded of the events leading up to the secession of the Khanid region from the Amarr Empire, caused by one Heir's refusal to commit formal suicide upon the selection of Emperor Heidieran VII. Amarr Government Officials have declared an official [...]
CRIELERE – Concord police vessels quickly destroyed a Kestrel-class frigate that forced its way out of the Crielere Research Lab despite a station security lockdown. There are unconfirmed reports of gunfire and at least one explosion onboard the station immediately prior to the Kestrel’s departure from the docking bay. Although the area currently remains off limits to non-essential personnel pending the completion of the police investigation, reports are leaking through about a botched attempt to [...]
Amidst a flurry of criticism, Techell corporation announced that it is no longer accepting ISK in transactions for it's Miner II drilling beams. Kel'dra of Techell made the official announcement earlier today, on a public message board. "Techell is no longer offering Miner II?s for 2.5 Million ISK each. Instead, we have moved to a new program. One that we call 'Mega for Miners'." Kel'dra went on to explain that the program was designed to bring in an increased amount of Megacyte to fuel the [...]
In continuing efforts to bring the five empires closer together, Concord today promised increased news coverage of known space, chiefly through the syndication of reports from journalists representing the variety of cultures and regions under Concord's jurisdiction. "Our goal with this program is simple: to bring the news to the people in a timely and straight-forward fashion," a Concord spokesperson said. "The syndication of these reports from these journalists is one of the methods we're turning to [...]
Concord calls for experienced freelance journalists from throughout the universe of EVE have not fallen on deaf ears. Concord officials were pleased to announce the appointment of these correspondents. Amongst the list given we find the name of Yangja Isuko-Hosokawa, whose name has often been associated with corporate upheaval in the corporation that bears his last name, though he is no longer employed there.
Uncertainty in the wake of Emperor Heideran VII's death has lead to increased tensions in the border region of Derelik, long a hotbed of criminal activity. Now to the widespread lawlessness of this area come rumors of a more political conflict: Minmatar ships conducting raids into Amarr space, and Amarr ships retaliating in what are plainly combat missions. A Minmatar operative speaking under condition of anonymity said, "The death [of Heideran VII] has thrown the Amarr ruling families into chaos, and [...]
The Gallentean senate is set to convene next week to discuss the recent proposal by senator LeCroix to lower tariffs on consumer electronics exported to the Minmatar republic. The market in these items has recently been declining for federation businesses due largely to increasing domestic competition within the republic. The proposal has largely been met with enthusiasm by the industry, and few foresee any problems with the upcoming vote.
The recent news about the death of Heideran VII, Emperor to the Amarrians, has sent shockwaves throughout the universe of EVE. Markets are tumbling and experts predict it will take them several days, even weeks, to recover. But mostly people are anxious to know who will succeed Heideran. Five heirs will vie for the throne, with the most likely candidates being Doriam Kor-Azor and Jamyl Sarum. The two represent the opposite sides within Amarrian political life, with Kor-Azor leader of the liberal [...]
In an official statement released today Amarrian authorities have confirmed the death of their beloved leader, Heidearn VII. The Emperor succumbed to the Turit Disease that has ailed him for a long time. Condolences from all over have streamed in and leaders of other nations have expressed their sadness at the news. A week of mourning has been declared throughout The Amarr Empire to allow the public a time to grieve his departure.
The uncertainty surrounding the disappearance of the Amarr Emperor has kept the markets all over the world of EVE in a straightjacket. Shares have tumbled and investors are holding back. CEOs of the largest Caldari corporations voiced their concern at a recent meeting of the Chief Executive Panel. Many Caldari corporations have invested heavily in the raw materials and heavy industry in the Amarr Empire and they fear that their money may be at risk in case of war or severe civil disorder. Many Caldari [...]
The Federation's President, Souro Foiritan, is reportedly gravely concerned about developments within the Amarr Empire, where Emperor Heideran VII has remained out of sight for days. Yesterday the President appeared before the Senate to discuss budgetary issues, but he took the opportunity to discuss the situation within the Amarr Empire. President Foiritan did not hide his admiration for the Emperor, which he described as having 'dragged the world kicking and screaming from a state of perpetual petty [...]
The vigil held last night in the honor of Heideran VII, the Amarr Emperor, went very well. The vigil was held in the Amarr system and was attended by up to 300 pilots. Most of the attendants were Amarrians, but pilots from other races were also there to show the emperor their respect for his endeavors to maintain world peace. A few troublemakers reared their ugly heads, but no serious breach of peace occurred. An Amarrian delegate was there with a message from the emperor himself. The text of his [...]
Yesterday two of the cultists responsible for the attack in the Roushzar system were attacked and killed deep in Minmatar space. A small group of these fanatics were at their midday prayer in the Gukarla system when they were assaulted by a group of patriotic Minmatars. Leading the attack were G'Quan, Loctar and Estios, the three of them promptly destroying the zealots ships. Intelligence agencies have been on the lookout for other members of the Tetrimon cult, they predict at least five prominent [...]
Preliminary investigation into the Roushzar atrocities, where hundreds of freed slave children where killed, suggest that a small fanatical Amarrian religious cult may be to blame. They have yet refused to comment on the incident, but their leadership has suddenly gone into hiding. The cult, called Tetrimon (Divine Devotion), has existed for some time now, but this is the first time it has resorted to violence, which begs the question where they got their armaments from. The members of the cult have [...]
A ship carrying several hundred slave children en route to Minmatar space was savagely attacked last night in the Roushzar system. The children, all under 15 years of age, had just been given freedom as part of the FAS program initiated by Doriam Kor-Azor and were on their way to relatives in the Republic to start a new life. The carrier ship was attacked by at least five heavily armed frigates and never stood a chance. There were no survivors. No one has claimed responsibility for the act, but [...]
Since emperor Heideran VII failed to attend a CONCORD meeting the other day there has been no signs of him anywhere. All plans for his public appearance have been cancelled, including many book signings of his new book, Pax Amarria. News from the Amarrian authorities have been conflicting, with offices of the Imperial Chamberlain saying he's resting from a slight ailment, while the Imperial Chancellor says he's on a vacation at one of his remote palaces and does not want to be disturbed. The rumor- [...]
Earlier today the Inner Circle of CONCORD was in session, anxiously waiting for a rare visit from the Amarr Emperor. Heideran VII was intended to make a speech at the meeting, outlining his plans for maintaining the current status quo of peace and harmony. Thus it came as a great surprise when it was Imperial Chamberlain Karsoth that took the podium in place of the emperor. His speech was dry and dense, with little in the way of new information being relayed. No explanation was given to why the [...]
Pax Amarria, a book written by the Amarr Emperor Heideran VII himself, was released yesterday through the Amarr Empire Ministry of Information. It will be published shortly in other empires. In the book, Heideran VII describes his lifelong dream for galactic peace and how he has worked zealously to enforce his vision. The book has met great critical acclaim throughout the Empire and political analysts everywhere say it's a 'must-read' for everyone interested in inter-stellar politics.
The Secure Commerce Commission has taken drastic measures against illegal copying of blueprints. Since the copy laws where changed recently, SCC has tracked down numerous cases where people are still using the old regulations for blueprint copying. SCC will start installing restrictions in appliance with the new laws on blueprints used in illegal copying. This will eject them from their lab slots, but will not otherwise affect them, apart from the new restrictions already mentioned.