New Eden News

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

Head of Parliament: Covered Khumaaks a mainstay

  • YC106-04-30

    Head of Minmatar Republic Parliament Malaetu Shakor in an interview last night stated that the Khumaak, an ornamental weapon worn at diplomatic gatherings by Matari dignitaries and fleet officers but restricted from view at certain functions due to recently-passed legislation, had gone from being fairly commonplace to being almost mandatory. Shakor, interviewed by the Defiant Descendants’ Society, an organization of Minmatars afflicted by an eye disease causing blindness early in life (a condition [...]

    CONCORD statistics bureau logs leaked

    • YC106-04-28

      Many feel that the laws of the market rule our universe. Billions of isk exchange hands every day, and certainly not all of it is seen in the empire-sanctioned marketplaces. Grey areas exist between empires, in lawless space, and increasingly in a black market that runs both on escrow bonds and in the space station hangars of pilots. In the world of isk, reputation is everything. Unfortunately, space is so big, and the traders so many that it is neigh impossible to keep track of seedy businessmen and [...]

      Kador ups the ante in cathedral debate – Amarr pilot community says no to tourists

      • YC106-04-28

        Uriam Kador, head of the Kador family, has intensified the ongoing debate surrounding Catiz Tash-Murkon's acquisition of the Tal-Romon Cathedral on Eclipticum by questioning the heir status of the Tash-Murkon family. The Tash-Murkons replaced the Khanid family when the latter broke from the Empire following Heideran's election as emperor. The nomination came as a surprise to most, not the least because the Tash-Murkons were Udorians, and thus not of pure Amarrian ancestry. Heideran ruffled a few [...]

        Catiz Tash-Murkon sparks controversy over cathedral renovation plan

        • YC106-04-26

          Harsh words have been exchanged between the Kador family and the Tash-Murkon family regarding the latter’s plans to turn a religious site into a tourist attraction. Catiz Tash-Murkon recently bought the now infamous cathedral on Eclipticum, the site of the sordid incident involving Articio Kor-Azor. The cathedral has been closed since the incident and in need of repairs and renovations. None has been willing to take up this burden until Catiz stepped in. Catiz plans to fund the extensive repairs [...]

          Amarr government seeks extradition of UDI operative

          • YC106-04-21

            Kador Region - The Amarr Civic Court today requested that Ni-Kunni Goran Mitelek, the UDI operative captured by Gallente police forces in a skirmish in Sinq Laison last week, be extradited to the Amarr government. Mitelek, an electronic warfare specialist and reputed former Angel Cartel member, is reportedly wanted for a long list of crimes against the Empire, among them the supplying of arms and explosives to "anti-government revolutionaries" and participation in "numerous operations detrimental to [...]

            Caldari armament industry accused of warmongering

            • YC106-04-20

              High-ranking CONCORD officials have accused several prominent Caldari weapon manufacturers of promoting war and violence in many parts of the world. The Caldari armament industry has in recent years increasingly turned its eyes outside the State to do business, as the domestic market dwindles. Though most of these exports go to legitimate sources it is estimated that as much as 20% ends up in the hands of the less scrupulous social elements. CONCORD has many times in the past issued stern warnings to [...]

              Caldari armament industry bemoans further cuts in military spending

              • YC106-04-18

                The Caldari State has revealed that the budget for the Caldari Navy will be slashed for the 10th consecutive year. A high-ranking official was quoted as saying: “The war with the Federation is long since over and in our estimate there is no imminent threat on the horizon. Besides, our annual spending for CONCORD forces has been on the rise, which counterbalances the cuts for the Navy. We are confident that despite these cuts our Navy will still be more than capable of performing its duty 100%.” The [...]

                Senators' folly a warning to those engaged in chip craze

                • YC106-04-13

                  Gallentean Senator Cedriq Tyrion made a fool of himself yesterday, as well as making a mockery of the Federal Senate, when he held a speech supposed to be on this years budget while being implanted with a mind-altering Transcranial Microcontroller. The Senator might have gotten away with this severe breach of etiquette if it wasn't for the fact that he was under the illusion that he was a young girl dancing barefoot through the meadows on his home planet. Naturally, this affected his speech somewhat. [...]

                  Dark Amarr rifts chip deal with Ishukone

                  • YC106-04-11

                    In the wake of rising prices for the Transcranial Microcontrollers due to increased demand from the Gallente Federation, the Dark Amarrians have decided to rift the deal they made with the Ishukone Corporation, the manufacturers of the chips. A spokesman from the Khanid Kingdom explained that the price of the chips was now so high that it counteracted the benefits the chips provided in economical terms. The kingdom thus saw no reason to continue buying them. The spokesman said that those chips already [...]

                    Gallente President addresses nation – UDI operative confirmed captured

                    • YC106-04-09

                      Souro Foiritan, President of the Gallente Federation, last Thursday delivered a sixty-five minute address to his nation. Calling for heightened awareness of current issues, the President extolled the virtues of free speech and individual liberty while denouncing acts of terror by those who seek to destroy those very virtues. “Our hard-fought freedoms can not, and will not, be stamped out by the iron boot of tyranny. Whatever the cost, this we must fight for,” said the President. He then went on to [...]

                      Transcranial Chip price rises as Federation demand increases

                      • YC106-04-07

                        The price of the highly controversial Transcranial Microcontrollers has risen considerably in the last few days as demand increases from a surprising source - the Gallente Federation. The chips, manufactured by the Caldari Ishukone Corporation, have until now mainly been in demand in the Khanid Kingdom, where they are used to pacify slaves. But the chips can be programmed in various ways, as the idle rich within the Federation have found out. The chips have become a huge fad amongst the social elite [...]

                        UDI operative captured – Foiritan to make public address

                        • YC106-04-06

                          Yesterday evening Federal Intelligence Office agents acting under cover of disguise are reported to have captured an operative of the UDI somewhere in the Sinq Laison region. Federation officials have been unavailable for comment on the matter, but a FIO spokesman told reporters earlier today that the investigation was “making steady progress,” declining to comment further on the matter. Infrequent skirmishes are reported to have taken place in the Sinq Laison region recently between agents of [...]

                          Minor Skirmish on the Khanid Border

                          • YC106-04-02

                            Concord conflict-nets, the monitoring networks tasked with assigning security hits to perpetrators of interstellar violence, recorded a small but curious skirmish on the border between the Khanid and Amarr empires. The skirmish is notable not for its size, but for the circumstances of the engagement and the vessels involved. At approximately 18:23 Eve Standard time, a small task-force of Brutor Tribe Stabber cruisers and Breacher frigates crossed into the Amarr Empire, evading military checkpoints and [...]

                            Federation seeks answers to terrorist atrocity – entertainment industry a shambles

                            • YC106-04-01

                              This morning President Souro Foiritan of the Gallente Federation, in closed session with the Federal Security Council, ordered a special investigative task force assembled. The task force, which will reportedly consist of the Federation’s top law enforcement and intelligence agents, has been given the assigment of tracking down and bringing to justice the people behind the UDI (United Against Decadence and Impurity), the mysterious splinter faction which has claimed responsibility for the attack [...]

                              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 [...]

                                                                          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 [...]