New Eden News

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

Tragedy in Elarel -- Premiere of Ultra! Goes Horribly Awry. Pres. Foiritan to perpetrators,

  • YC106-03-31

    This just in: the star-studded premiere of the controversial new HoloReel "Ultra!" was disrupted by a massive attack of mysterious vessels believed to be mercenaries. After a prolonged and intensive attack on the Rent-A-Dream Pleasure Gardens complex in Elarel, the site of what would have been the Ultra! Premiere Party, the station was destroyed and many lives were lost, many Gallentean HoloReel stars believed to be among them. Shortly after the attack, President Souro Foiritan appeared on the scene [...]

    Gallente holoreel stars massacred en route to gala screening - holoreels available at discount prices

    • YC106-03-31

      This just in: A convoy carrying Helene Lavergne and Nazarine Ancelmo, famed Gallente holoreel actresses, was reportedly intercepted and brutally slaughtered in the Amattens system just under an hour ago. Balgor Blint, an escort wingman who managed to narrowly effect an escape in his capsule, claims the convoy was ambushed by a mixed squadron of interceptors and frigate missile boats which quickly decimated its defenses, leaving him the only survivor. According to Blint, the actresses were heading for [...]

      “Ultra!” premiere a box office success – Dignitaries and reel stars to attend “Party of the century”

      • YC106-03-30

        Since its premiere last Sunday, Roebuck Studios’ much-vaunted holoreel “Ultra!” has, according to latest box office numbers, skyrocketed to No. 1 on Gallente Federation box office charts and No. 8 on the Amarr charts, whilst barely reaching the Caldari and Minmatar Top 20. The reel’s popularity among the Gallente can be easily explained by the intense proliferation of promotional material among Federation citizens, but its relatively high position on the Amarr charts comes as something of a surprise, [...]

        CONCORD condones use of Transcranial Microcontrollers

        • YC106-03-29

          In the bi-weekly meeting of the CONCORD's Inner Circle, the highest authority within the organization, the use of Transcranial Microcontrollers in slaves was discussed by the representatives. Officials from the Khanid Kingdom explained how the chips were being employed and technicians from the Ishukone Corporation explained the science behind them. After a long and heated debate the conclusion was not to do anything for the time being. The Federal and Republic representatives denounced the chip use as [...]

          Quafe presses on with marketing strategy – Roebuck Studios announce holoreel

          • YC106-03-26

            Representatives of Roebuck Studios, one of the largest holoreel production houses in the Gallente Federation, today released the first previews of an upcoming holoreel slated for premiere in major theaters across the known universe next Sunday. This, in itself, is not news – as one of the more prolific production houses in the Federation, Roebuck releases over two hundred holoreels a year. The movie’s content, however, is what has reel buffs and cultural pundits everywhere turning their heads. [...]

            Khanid slaves perplexed over chip row – unchipped slaves voluntarily signing up for implants

            • YC106-03-25

              The chip deal between the Caldari State and the Khanid Kingdom has sparked a fierce debate about slavery in the modern world and thrust the slaves within the Kingdom unexpectedly into the limelight. Advocates for implanting slaves with the revolutionary chip have emphasized that the slaves become happier and more productive as a result of being implanted. While critics of this procedure have not been able to thwart this argument they still claim that the implanting is inhumane and barbaric. But what [...]

              Advances in Warp Field Inversion Generation Allow Significant Increases in Warp Speeds

              • YC106-03-24

                CONCORD surprised billions by releasing microcode revisions to warp core hardware that allow for much greater travel speeds for certain vessel types. “After exhaustive safety testing and extensive computer modeling, we have determined that advances in warp field mathematics are safe and effective for use in existing equipment, and so have released this code to the public.” The new firmware code allows the generation of “cleaner” warp fields, resulting in much faster travel. New insights into the [...]

                Quafe continues commercial onslaught – Caldari markets targeted

                • YC106-03-24

                  Only two days after sending Amarr traditionalist factions into a blind rage with their highly controversial advertisements for the newly announced Quafe Ultra soft drink, the Quafe Company has today begun broadcast of a new commercial, this one targeted at Caldari markets. The advertisement depicts the crowded interior of a corporation’s boardroom, the marble-and-chrome design closely resembling that pioneered by the Sukuuvestaa Corporation and now copied in almost every one of the larger boardrooms [...]

                  Otro Gariushi defends Dark Amarr deal - claims chips improve slaves' lives

                  • YC106-03-23

                    Otro Gariushi, CEO of Ishukone Corporation, has publicly defended the deal his company made with the Khanid Kingdom regarding the controversial Transcranial Microcontrollers. Ishukone has received considerable flak for selling a product it knows will be used on slaves. But Gariushi has dismissed these criticisms as pure infantile babble. “Like every corporation, Ishukone has responsibilities towards its stockholders to be profitable, that’s the only reason for our existence.” Gariushi is quoted as [...]

                    CONCORD, SCC Announce Secure Container Regulation, Firmware Upgrades

                    • YC106-03-23

                      In an effort to prevent litter, navigational hazards, and “unfair and unreasonable monopolization of mineral resources in high security systems,” CONCORD and SCC have announced new regulations designed to prevent these occurrences. Speaking from the CONCORD Logistic Support station at Yulai VIII, Moon 10, Tuonainen Katagas of CONCORD’s public relations division said, “After numerous complaints from an array of sources, we have reviewed the situation and determined it needed correction.” Katagas said [...]

                      Quafe to launch Quafe Ultra - Promotion campaign sparks debate

                      • YC106-03-22

                        The Quafe Company today announced that they will be launching a brand new soft drink, Quafe Ultra, later this week. The drink, which will be the first new product to be marketed by the Quafe Company in over twenty years, promises consumers “the refreshing flavor you’ve come to know and love – with a twist!” Preliminary ad campaigns have been launched in nearly every region in colonized space, with commercial rotation on the networks expected to reach record levels within a short time. “They’ve outdone [...]

                        Khanid Kingdom strenuously denies ill treatment of slaves

                        • YC106-03-19

                          There has been a considerable political backlash in the wake of the news that the Khanid Kingdom and the Ishukone Corporation signed a trade deal for Transcranial Microcontrollers. Many humanitarian organizations have claimed the microchips will be used on slaves to suppress their thoughts and will, effectively 'de-humanizing' them. These claims have reached such a popular appeal, being constantly fed by the media, that the Gallente Federation and the Minmatar Republic have also joined in denouncing [...]

                          Fifteen thousand Minmatar slaves to be emancipated, sent to Matar

                          • YC106-03-17

                            The Amarr Imperial Chancellor’s Office today published a press release stating that just over fifteen thousand slaves from four of the Amarr empire’s largest slave colonies would be emancipated and transported to Matar, where they will be re-registered as full-standing citizens of the Minmatar Republic. Stated Rakman Kasha, spokesman for the Chancellor’s Office, “In the interests of promoting peace between our two nations and mending the rift caused by years of violence, our beloved Emperor wishes to [...]

                            Ishukone and Khanid Kingdom sign multitrillion trade deal on Transcranial Microcontrollers

                            • YC106-03-16

                              Otro Garushi, the controversial CEO of the Caldari Ishukone corporation, today announced that his company had reached an agreement with representatives from the Khanid Kingdom, better known as the Dark Amarr, for Transcranial Microcontrollers, a bio-mechanical microchip, that Ishukone recently started full-scale production on. The deal is estimated to be worth several trillion ISK and underlines the already important trade relations between the Caldari and the Dark Amarr, who are considered to be more [...]

                              Khumaak motion passed - Sebiestor councilman resigns amid flurry of allegations

                              • YC106-03-15

                                This morning the Minmatar Tribal Council reached a decision on the highly controversial issue of the Khumaak's banning. The proposal for the motion's modification put forth by representatives of the Brutor Tribe last Wednesday was accepted unanimously by all the tribes, and the motion is expected to pass through Parliament and into law by the end of the week. The finalized motion calls for the Khumaak to be kept on the list of sanctioned fleet, military and state apparel but places a ban on its public [...]

                                Brutor Tribe expresses support for Khumaak – new proposal detailed

                                • YC106-03-11

                                  At a Tribal Council session yesterday afternoon Wkumi Pol, head of the Brutor Tribe, announced that after much deliberation the tribe has decided to put all their weight behind supporting the Khumaak’s cause. Citing in his statement “our devoted brethren’s tireless advocacy of the traditions so dear to us and the callous response their commitment has garnered from members of the ruling class” as the main reasons for the decision, Pol then went on to detail a proposal for compromise, a fifteen-page [...]

                                  Scientists found starved dead at Inis-Ilix Royal Mines – Slave imposters missing with sensitive documents

                                  • YC106-03-08

                                    Sad news have arrived from the Royal Mines at the planet of Inis-Ilix I as the bodies of the two missing scientists Henric Touvolle and Taromi Umailen were discovered near a small cave on the outskirts of one of the slave camps. It was a team of professional bounty hunters, hired by the Federation, which tracked down the scientists' whereabouts, but arrived too late to have a chance of reviving them. Tentative inspection suggests that malnutrition and respiration problems may be the cause of death, [...]

                                    Sentry gun range now up to 150 km!

                                    • YC106-03-06

                                      Sentry gun software has now been beefed up all over Empire space and criminals can thus expect to feel the cold caress of space against their pod after the sentries make light work of their ship. Sentry gun range is now up to 150 kilometers in response to ever more aggressive tactics favoured by outlaws in Empire space.

                                      Display of Khumaak Leads to Bloodshed

                                      • YC106-03-04

                                        During the observation of a minor Minmatar holiday in the Republic Justice Law School station orbiting the second moon of Maturat IX, a ceremonial procession turned ugly, with a Khumaak at the center of yet another conflict. Bokm Wuk, a Brutor student studying at the law school, refused to hand over his Khumaak to security personnel. After repeated requests, Wuk brandished the Khumaak and was shot by one of the security personnel with what is commonly called a “lull gun.” Though usually non-lethal, [...]

                                        Search for scientists continues as Articio and Foiritan clash

                                        • YC106-03-03

                                          Rescue teams have arrived on the planet Inis-Ilix I in an effort to locate the renown scientists Touvolle and Umailen, accidentally sent there as common slave labor. Machal Corde leads the search effort, but isn't very optimistic about the task ahead. 'It's like looking for a needle in a stack of needles,' he explains, clearly exasperated after dealing with befuddled Amarr officials, which don't seem to grasp the idea that slaves might have unique identities. Corde continues: 'To them [the Amarrians] [...]

                                          Midular responds to protestors as tribes convene in closed session

                                          • YC106-03-01

                                            Yesterday afternoon dozens of starship pilots, many among them notable para-military resistance fighters, massed at the Sebiestor Tribe’s headquarters in the Eram system to protest the tribe’s highly-debated proposal that the Khumaak, a ceremonial weapon carrying significant symbolic value for the Minmatar people, be banned. Cargo containers, each containing a Khumaak, were arranged outside the station in a pattern forming the word “FREEDOM.” Para-military operative Wren, Oracle Corp Chief and one of [...]

                                            Crielere scientists missing, identities stolen by slaves

                                            • YC106-03-01

                                              Representatives from the Gallente Federation were to take the eminent scientists Touvolle and Umailen into their custody yesterday, but the release hit a snag when the persons bearing the name tags of the two scientists turned out to be Minmatar slaves in white lab coats. Preliminary interrogations of the two Minmatars reveal that they were on a slave transporter along with the two scientists and managed to steal the latter's identity chips. As the staff on the research facility had no idea whom to [...]