New Eden News

The latest news from around the cluster as told by the special reporters of the news organizations of New Eden.

Khumaak debate reaches feverous levels – massive rally planned

  • YC106-02-28

    Still the Minmatar Republic debates with itself on whether or not to ban the Khumaak, an ornamental weapon traditionally carried in ceremonial circumstances by high-ranking fleet and military officers. The Tribal Council is still no closer to reaching a resolution, both Sebiestor and Krusual tribe leaders having exchanged harsh words throughout the week in a series of hard-fought debates. Meanwhile the Republic’s cities are alive with protests and demonstrations, and violence is reported to have [...]

    Republic Parliament Issues “Statement of Concern” Regarding Foiritan’s Promises to Articio Kor-Azor

    • YC106-02-27

      In a formal statement today, the Minmatar Republic Parliament expressed “fervent hope that our friends in the Federation continue to exercise caution and responsibility in their efforts to recover the Crielere project scientists.” Citing concerns over the rumored concession of trade and mining rights to Gallentean border regions, Republic Parliament made the statement, “in hopes of expressing our profound concern over the safety and inviolability of Republic Sovereignty in areas adjacent to the [...]

      Guristas Forces Withdraw From Crielere and Surrounding Systems

      • YC106-02-26

        The Guristas have ceased all major military operations in the vicinity of the Crielere system, concluding one of the largest recorded full-scale conflicts within Empire space. Once the site of epic engagements between the pirate invaders and a volunteer defense force comprised of Empire citizens, Crielere space has been abandoned. Only the smoldering ruins of the doomed Caldari-Gallente research lab and the scattered debris of countless destroyed warships remain. There have been no clear winners in [...]

        SCC to up the price for creating a corporation

        • YC106-02-26

          In a statement sent out earlier today the Secure Commerce Committee (SCC) announces that the cost for creating a new corporation will be increased to 1,500,000 isk in the very near future. The CEO of SCC, Laurene Afrostel, explains that SCC handles the paperwork for corporations and is getting swamped by the amount of small, insignificant corporations out there today. By upping the cost to found a corporation, SCC hopes to limit the number of new corporations being formed every day from the flood it [...]

          Ecliptical slain - Articio Kor-Azor “not in mourning”

          • YC106-02-25

            Amarr champion Ecliptical was slain by an unnamed assailant of Omega Corp, this morning at 7:20 GMT in the 7R5-7R system, deep in the Stain region. While reports of the killing are conflicting, it is evident that Ecliptical's escape pod was breached, prompting his clone to be initiated. Emperor Doriam Kor-Azor was not available for comment, but his son Articio is claimed to have said “Well I’m not in mourning. This man fought for my father, true, but who in their right mind wouldn’t? Should we [...]

            Foiritan convinces Articio to concede scientists

            • YC106-02-25

              Gallente President Souro Foiritan has pulled of a real coup by convincing Articio Kor-Azor to give up the Crielere scientists he recently bought. A deal was struck in the early hours of the morning after prolonged discussions between Federation diplomats and representatives of the royal heir. Details of this deal are still sketchy, but are thought to include trade and mining rights, tech exchange and intelligence cooperation. Early reports indicate that Articio may have overstepped the informal [...]

              Tempers rise as Khumaak controversy escalates further

              • YC106-02-24

                In the six days since the Sebiestor tribe first put forth their motion to place a ban on the ceremonial Khumaak the Minmatar Republic has been split on the issue, with the schism between the two camps widening every day. According to a source inside the Republic’s Tribal Council, a council meeting yesterday saw harsh exchanges between Tenerhaddi Dykon, the Krusual tribe leader, and Karin Midular, leader of the Sebiestor Tribe. According to the source Midular has been quoted as raising her voice at [...]

                Federation President sets out to rescue enslaved scientists

                • YC106-02-22

                  The public, and especially the science community, is distraught over the fate of scientists Touvolle and Umailen, pioneers of the now defunct Crielere program. Now Federation President Foiritan, acting under his own initiative, has decided to employ his considerable political clout to get the scientists back from the clutches of Articio Kor-Azor. Foiritan's interests in science and hi-tech gadgets, interests that some say border on obsession, have made him many friends in the science community, and it [...]

                  What are Articio’s intentions for renowned scientists?

                  • YC106-02-20

                    Speculations are flying now that the Guristas have revealed that they sold the famous Crielere scientists to Articio Kor-Azor, one of the Amarrian royal heirs. Articio has hitherto not shown much interest in scientific pursuits, let alone those advocated by the Crielere pair - that of science being used to further mankind indiscriminately. Those that best know the mindset of Articio say that he will undoubtedly exploit the knowledge the pair possesses to further his own career and talk of weapons of [...]

                    Citizens demand the release of scientists - Kor-Azor remains silent

                    • YC106-02-19

                      Following the news of Articio Kor-Azor buying the Crielere scientists from 'Rabbit' Kosakami, a growing wave of protest has been rising from citizens of both the Gallente federation and the Caldari state. Despite the fact that there has so far been no evidence of the scientists actually being enslaved by the Kor-Azor heir, the demands for their release is getting louder - especially on the Gallente side, where people whisper that the president is getting ready to propose economic sanctions against [...]

                      Republic galvanized as Khumaak debate continues

                      • YC106-02-19

                        The Minmatar Republic is currently alive with debate over whether the Sebiestor tribe's motion to place a ban on the Khumaak, a ceremonial weapon worn by statesmen and senior officers of the armed forces, should be passed into law. Tribal Council meetings in the days since the proposal have been filled with vitriol, both sides making increasingly strongly-worded statements on what has now been termed both a "glowing testament to the Minmatar race's indomitable spirit" and a "harmful symbol of hate and [...]

                        Guristas go into hiding as scientists are sold to Emperor's son

                        • YC106-02-18

                          The Guristas cartel has received quite some flak since they invaded the Crielere system and kidnapped the most prominent scientists the world has known. The new sole leader of the cartel, Korako Kosakami aka the Rabbit, has decided that the Guristas should lay low for a while to allow the backlash of their recent actions to blow over. The Guristas will still operate in the zones they've claimed for themselves outside empire space, but will refrain from any further incursions into the empires for the [...]

                          Sebiestor demands ban on Khumaak prompting fierce tribal opposition

                          • YC106-02-17

                            This afternoon the Minmatar Republic’s Tribal Council will convene to discuss the Sebiestor tribe’s newly proposed and highly controversial motion to place a ban on ceremonial displays of the Khumaak, an ornamental weapon often carried by Minmatar tribal leaders and high-ranking military officers during formal occasions. The Khumaak (literally “Hand of Maak”) is a replica of an ancient Amarrian relic used 125 years ago by a Minmatar slave to kill his master, thereby sparking a revolt on Ezzara VI. [...]

                            Guristas pirates in disarray as they seek to offload scientists

                            • YC106-02-15

                              The Guristas, yet again grabbing the headlines the world over after their latest exploits in the Crielere system, are reported to be in an uproar following the loss of their leader, commonly known as Fatal. It is believed that the cocky Fatal only possessed an inferior clone of himself and is now suffering from severe loss of memory and motor functions. His partner in crime, known as the Rabbit, is not happy with the state of his former compatriot, nor his conduct during the raid on the Crielere [...]

                              CONCORD Stuns Empires Again With Discovery of Uncharted Deep Space Jumpgate System

                              • YC106-02-09

                                YULAI – Just one day after the release of information revealing the existence of dozens of abandoned stations in the outer regions, CONCORD stunned government leaders and civilians again with the announced discovery of an uncharted network of jumpgates surrounding Empire space. The origin of the gates is linked to the mysterious Immensea organization, but not yet fully understood. The network was designed to enable a ship to reach almost any unregulated system without ever crossing Empire borders. The [...]

                                Crielere scientists kidnapped -- notorious terrorist leader killed

                                • YC106-02-09

                                  This just in from the Crielere system: After a night of fierce fighting, the infamous marauder Jirai “Fatal” Laitanen is reported to have been killed in a battle against the Crielere station’s loose coalition of defense forces. According to sources, Laitanen’s cohort, Korako “The Rabbit” Kosakami, managed to escape from the scene after kidnapping Crielere founders Henric Touvolle and Taromi Umailen. Earlier reports that the main Gurista force was heading out of Crielere’s neighbouring system Rancer [...]

                                  Jirai “Fatal” Laitanen spotted in Aeman - Guristas retreating from Miroitem?

                                  • YC106-02-08

                                    Breaking news from the Aeman constellation: Over the last hour, reports have been filtering in that the Guristas attack force stationed in Rancer has begun relocating to Miroitem, an adjacent system. Additionally, rumors of notorious Gurista leader Jirai “Fatal” Laitanen’s presence in the Thelan system have caused widespread unease among the system’s inhabitants. As of yet none of the sightings have been confirmed, but Thelan’s Local Bureau of Transportation has reported a slightly less than twofold [...]

                                    CONCORD Announces Discovery of Abandoned Bases – Treason Charges Dropped Against DED Internal Security Chief

                                    • YC106-02-08

                                      YULAI – After a week of silence since the arrest of Commander Tantoseisen Kakkichi for his unauthorized expedition into unregulated space, CONCORD released a public statement announcing the discovery of dozens of uncharted, abandoned stations in deep space. According to their statement, the Commander played an “instrumental” role in the discovery of these hidden outposts, though the exact details surrounding his initial decision to bypass the DED chain of command about their discovery remains unclear. [...]

                                      Academic Community Divided On Crielere - Idealists publicize formerly secret innovations

                                      • YC106-02-06

                                        As research scientists at the half-abandoned Crielere facility brace for another assault by Guristas pirates, academics throughout the universe of EVE are divided in whether they support the somewhat stubborn idealism of Crielere founders Henric Touvolle and Taromi Umailen of refusing to bow to politics and free market pressure. In recent days, a trend has risen amongst engineers working for various corporations and races, to publicize formerly confidential blueprints, and have placed them on the open [...]

                                        Guristas pirates retreat completely from Crielere after latest assault is thwarted

                                        • YC106-02-05

                                          After a temporary lull in fighting, Guristas pirates launched a new wave of attacks on the Crielere compound today. The research lab is being defended by a brave multinational force summoned by the scientists holding out in the compound. Swarms of missiles could be seen closing in on defenders as the final pirate ships retreated from the war zone. The defensive force seems to have driven the Guristas into the neighboring system of Rancer. Considerable pirate forces have also been spotted in the [...]

                                          The Defenders of Crielere

                                          • YC106-02-05

                                            To the Government agencies involved, Crielere was simply a business venture gone bad, without use, a failure. And so, their answer was simply logical: Why waste ships and men on a situation with no bottom line? Yet, the citizens of EVE did not seem to find that reasoning acceptable. And so they took it upon themselves to defend something that does not have a price tag attached. Their ideals. They chose to come and expend their resources in the defense of a few men, who determined that they would not [...]

                                            “The Great Defense of Crielere” - Guristas Raid on Crielere Foiled

                                            • YC106-02-04

                                              A multiracial force of hundreds of pilots intercepted Guristas warships bent on storming the Crielere research labs and successfully drove them out of the Crielere system. Crielere co-founder Henric Touvolle applauded the efforts of this brave group, whose losses were considerable. Escape pods could be seen glittering amidst the debris and ravaged hulls of frigates, cruisers and battleships. Scavengers collected weapons and modules lost by the merciless Guristas as their forces slowly dissolved. This [...]

                                              Guristas pirate ships spotted circling Crielere station

                                              • YC106-02-04

                                                Following the retreat of Caldari and Gallente forces from the Crielere system, security in the system is at an all time low. A distress call was received from the skeleton crew still at the station, claiming that Guristas pirate ships were circling the compound. The scientists at Crielere fear that pirate forces may choose to storm the facilities, as they are left defenseless in the eye of the political storm that has spun from the research lab. Neither Caldari nor Gallente military officials agreed [...]

                                                State and Federation abandon Crielere

                                                • YC106-02-03

                                                  The Caldari State and the Gallente Federation have finally officially decided to abandon the Crielere research facilities, something that has been expected for quite some time. Most of the staff has already left and security personnel and police ships will leave the system in the very near future. The rift caused by the theft of valuable blueprints by high ranking Caldari officials has grown so deep and severe that it was quite obvious that the two great nations could not continue their cooperation in [...]

                                                  Leaked DED Intelligence Memo Hints at Second Generation Combat Vessels

                                                  • YC106-02-01

                                                    News agencies have been sent copies of a CONCORD Directive Enforcement Division intelligence memo by an anonymous source. The document details "hull-type nomenclature for recent emergent technology vessels." It appears to be a DED-internal communication regarding apparent code-words DED has implemented to refer to a class of new "light-strike combat craft" apparently in development by various and diverse firms. The memo details four "hull-type designates" broken down by corporation of origin, with [...]