New Eden News

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

High Risk, High Reward

  • YC109-12-21

    Gambling as a pastime has continued to grow across the cluster and is finding increasing popularity amongst capsuleers as a result. More and more so-called “gambling dens” are being set up by this elite class in areas where there is no legislation to govern them or regulators to monitor their activities. Most commonly, this has taken the form of private fluid router networks. There are countless arrangements of this type, rendering it effectively impossible for the more questionable establishments to [...]

    7th Fleet Appear Blindsided by Defiants

    • YC109-12-19

      Sosala - For the past several weeks The Bleak Lands has been the victim of numerous raids which have targeted and disrupted trade routes and ambushed Amarr Navy patrols throughout the region. The Navy themselves have to date been quick to downplay the effectiveness of the attacks, and to assure the public that the re-appearance of the Defiants was contained and of minimal concern. A few days ago Lieutenant Joshua Epaphras, Capsuleer liason for the 7th Fleet, had this to say: "The situation in The [...]

      Bleak Lands situation still unstable

      • YC109-12-18

        Haras - A variety of unaffiliated sources have reported that strikes continue to be made against Amarrian facilities in The Bleak Lands. In the early hours of the morning, a 7th Fleet communications array in an isolated sector of Haras was destroyed. Reports from survivors have positively identified the attackers as the Minmatar organization called the Defiants. The communications facility is one of several recently established by Admiral Saracen's 7th Fleet and was reportedly under guard by a [...]

        New Region Names Announced.

        • YC109-12-18

          Yulai - At a CONCORD press conference held earlier today, the official nomenclature of the recently opened regions - commonly called "the drone regions" by the general capsuleer populace - was announced. Speculation had been rife regarding the delays in announcing the names following the landmark decision by CONCORD to solicit the capsuleer community in the naming process. Commander Nakuyama, the official in charge of the naming committee, used the conference as an opportunity to apologize for the [...]

          7th Fleet Defense Network Compromised.

          • YC109-12-18

            Sosala - Reports are just filtering in of a large scale fleet assault on the Saracens central defense cortex in The Bleak Lands. The region was beset with numerous small raids prior to the main attack focusing on targets of opportunity in what now looks like an attempt to draw away elements of the 7th Fleet, spreading their forces out thinly. This was followed by a seemingly large, direct fleet assault on the Saracens central defense cortex. A typical Amarrian central defense cortex performs many [...]

            Saracens Push Ahead With Fortification Program

            • YC109-12-06

              Myyhera, The Bleak Lands - In a news release earlier today, Admiral Saracen of the Amarr Navy 7th Fleet stated, “God’s peace is settling in The Bleak Lands, as the 7th Fleet is progressing its fortifications apace and have secured all key systems. Our next major task is to upgrade all communication relays in the region to support Amarr Navy standards, which will be carried out today. After that completion we will have reached our main objectives for this phase of the operation.” The 7th Fleet’s [...]

              Supposedly 'worthless' gas clouds hold potential

              • YC109-12-06

                Professor Gallus Sabathia, a researcher for the University of Caille, has recently released his findings on the gas clouds found in the Elerelle constellation. The clouds, according to the professor, contain a number of degenerate gases related to the cytoserocins found in rarer gas clouds. These degenerate gases resemble, in many ways, the waste materials produced in out-dated booster production. The waste materials aren't of much use on their own, but with the proper additional ingredients and [...]

                Suprise Attack Catches 7th Fleet off Guard

                • YC109-12-06

                  The Bleak Lands - At 11:50 Standard EVE Time today, the following message was transmitted over several independent media frequencies by an individual identifying himself as Ode Goriad. " You thought we were gone. You were wrong. " Multiple sources within the Amarr Navy have confirmed that within minutes of the transmission, unidentified military vessels mounted a concerted attack upon 7th Fleet installations all across The Bleak Lands region. Attempts to mount a coordinated response were hampered by a [...]

                  CreoDron Unveil 'Revolutionary' Innovations

                  • YC109-12-04

                    Last night CreoDron rocked the financial world staging a media and industrial coup at a hastily called press conference. In recent weeks CreoDron have been under intense pressure as allegations flew of financial infractions and attempts to mislead investors. Today CreoDron appear set to reverse the damage done to their public image with one of the most groundbreaking product roll outs in Federation corporate history. At the impromptu press conference CreoDron unveiled a set of new technologies that [...]

                    Annual Physics Summit Unveils New Technology

                    • YC109-12-04

                      Luminaire - Yesterday, the annual Physics Summit - a yearly gathering of highly renowned scientific minds - saw the unveiling of Project Cronus, a highly anticipated yet closely guarded project headed by Gravitech, with assistance from the Kaalakiota Megacorporation. Yukia Feuren, CEO of Gravitech, gave an hour long presentation detailing how Cronus works, with the focus being on the technology directly constructed using theories present at last year's summit: "Theories such as those put forth by [...]

                      Amarr 7th Fleet Fortifies Bases in The Bleak Lands

                      • YC109-12-04

                        Sahtogas, The Bleak Lands - After a few hectic days of military operations in the region, the forces of the Amarrian 7th Fleet have begun construction efforts to consolidate and fortify their positions in The Bleak Lands. The Navy Logistics Base at Sahtogas in particular has seen a marked increase in the traffic of heavy industrial ships over the last few days. It would appear that the officers and crews of the Fleet, dubbed "The Saracens" after their charismatic Admiral, are serious about enforcing [...]

                        SCC Rules on Itsukame Case

                        • YC109-11-30

                          Yulai - Further investigation has revealed more direct links between Caldari research company Itsukame Innovations and the Angel Cartel organized crime syndicate, including damning testimony by Kukiyo Renzomon. Renzomon, an executive assistant arrested during last week's raids by CONCORD investigators agreed to testify against Itsukame executives and board members in exchange for leniency. Information (including saved electronic correspondence) provided by Renzomon revealed that Itsukame CEO Nuu [...]

                          Amarr Navy Patrols The Bleak Lands in Force

                          • YC109-11-30

                            Sahtogas, The Bleak Lands - A massive military mobilization has been underway in The Bleak Lands. In just two days, the entirety of the Amarrian 7th Fleet (under the command of Admiral Vanazir Saracen) has relocated from its bases in Domain to staging areas in The Bleak Lands. Since that time, Navy elements have been seen patrolling the region in force. The move of an entire fleet, along with most of its logistics capacity, in such a short time has stunned observers. Equally stunning is the fact that [...]

                            Duvolle Labs Release Details At Press Conference

                            • YC109-11-29

                              This morning, Duvolle Labs convened a press conference at their corporate headquarters to present further technological details regarding the revolutionary hardpoint systems demonstrated several days ago. Also on the order of business was announcing the completion of the bidding for the technology system from the three other empire research and development corporations. The highest bidding corporations are the Carthum Conglomerate, Lai Dai Corporation, and Boundless Creation. Having secured their [...]

                              Gravitech Statement Adds Tension to Upcoming Physics Summit

                              • YC109-11-28

                                Nonni - Early yesterday morning, Gravitech Inc and parent company Kaalakiota Corporation released a joint statement, revealing the first hints of what is believed to be the culmination of nearly a year of research that is scheduled to be unveiled at the upcoming Physics Summit. The statement is less than a page long and was sent to major shareholders and news outlets only. Despite the brevity, it stated that the first successful testing of Project Cronus had taken place less than 24 hours prior. The [...]

                                CreoDron Investments Turn Sour?

                                • YC109-11-27

                                  Today saw a surprise development in the continuing speculations over CreoDron's alleged 'financial black hole' recently unearthed in their public accounts. CreoDron today made an unscheduled early loan repayment to the Garoun Investment Bank. This was followed by the first public statement made by CreoDron since the beginning of the affair. "A substantial repayment has been made to our investors at the Garoun Investment Bank due to the cancellation of a major R&D; project undertaken by this company. [...]

                                  Imperial Court Remains Silent about Bleak Land Troubles

                                  • YC109-11-27

                                    The Bleak Lands - Despite the numerous calls for military action against the increasing pirate forces in the Bleak Lands, there has yet to be any response by officials inside the Amarr Empire. In prior cases, such calls have come from capsuleers and other paramilitary forces, but these latest demands come from those Holders who count the Bleak Lands under their domains. In spite of this, all official organizations have kept silent. "The silence is becoming tiring," remarked Holder Kamelleth Falduur. [...]

                                    CONCORD releases Core Complexion Technology

                                    • YC109-11-26

                                      Yulai - Following several days of intense argument behind closed doors, CONCORD has finally released information on the new ship design created by Core Complexion earlier this week. The ship design, a small frigate with advanced electronic warfare capabilities, has been under development by Core Complexion for some time. Utilizing advanced computer subroutines, the ships are capable of deploying electronic warfare and other non-weaponized anti-ship devices at a higher level than similarly sized ships. [...]

                                      CONCORD Responds To Gallente Petition

                                      • YC109-11-25

                                        CONCORD’s Inner Circle has issued a statement to the Gallente representatives within the Assembly in response to their petition for information on behalf of Gallente Citizen Mera Vahlsina. Ms Vahlsina sought the aid of her government after she accused CONCORD of ignoring her own efforts for information regarding the fate of her missing partner, Captain Bethol Jan Kozer. Following the official intervention of the Gallente Federation representatives to CONCORD, The Inner Circle issued the following [...]

                                        Gallente Federation Responds To Plea From Grieving Spouse

                                        • YC109-11-22

                                          The Gallente Federation have, earlier this morning, responded positively to a plea for assistance from Gallente citizen Mera Vahlsina regarding her missing partner. This plea was reiterated via the public GalNet after repeated unsuccessful attempts to gain information from CONCORD regarding her partner, Captain Bethol Jan Kozer. Captain Kozer was officially declared missing in action on the 3rd of this month by CONCORD. Frustrated at the lack of progress, and having generated a mix of public sympathy [...]

                                          CONCORD Declares Threat Over

                                          • YC109-11-22

                                            CONCORD and DED investigators have announced that all members of the terror cell that hijacked a prison transport have been apprehended and that the investigation is now over. A statement from the office of Commander Haram Goskaktar's security division revealed "when the interrogation of the two captured terrorists was complete it was clear that the cell was formed specifically to breach and hijack a prison service transport vessel. Whilst details of the transport are classified we can state that all [...]

                                            Gas cloud discoveries a load of hot air

                                            • YC109-11-21

                                              Following extensive investigation of the recently discovered gas clouds in Amevync, Elerelle, Hed, Tartatven, Mivora, Umamon, Fabai, Joas, researchers have reported that the gas clouds are not as initially hoped. Early reports suggested that the gas clouds were rich in various cytoserocins. These gas crystals are primarily known for their usage in booster manufacture, however, scientists believe that they could be used in a variety of other medical applications. Following the initial announcement by [...]

                                              The Empire Strikes Back

                                              • YC109-11-21

                                                DED investigators tracked down and ambushed cohorts of the prison transport hijackers in a shock dawn raid on a Society of Conscious Thought School. The DED have announced that following the recent destruction of a CONCORD prison transport vessel they were tasked with tracking down the perpetrators and dismantling any infrastructure they may have. After carefully interviewing residents and informants in the Geminate region a connection was found to the Society of Conscious Thought School in FDZ4-A, in [...]

                                                Revolutionary Hardpoint Prototypes Open For Bidding

                                                • YC109-11-21

                                                  At a technology demonstration earlier this week, Duvolle Laboratories showcased a revolutionary turret and missile hardpoint to various research and development corporation representatives and members of the media. The new hardware and software combination being pioneered by Duvolle Laboratories was demonstrated live in an impressive display held at their proving ground where four battleships were lined up. Following the displays, in which the weapon systems showed an enormous potential for damage, [...]

                                                  Core Complexion announces plans for new ship specs

                                                  • YC109-11-19

                                                    Yulai - Minmatar research and development firm, Core Complexion Inc, held a press conference today at the CONCORD HQ in Yulai in which they revealed that an extended research project for a new class of ship was nearing completion. When asked by the attending procession of press for specific details Core Complexion declined to release any information on what those ships might be and remained tight-lipped. "The only thing we are willing to disclose at this time is that they will revolutionize small- [...]

                                                    Entire Colony of Minmatar Slaves Goes Missing

                                                    • YC109-11-19

                                                      Sosala, The Bleak Lands - One of the largest slave breeding colonies in the Bleak Lands has mysteriously vanished with little explanation. The colony, established several decades ago on a habitable moon in Sosala, was home to over thirty thousand slaves of varying stock. The facility, which was well guarded, was attacked and destroyed last night, with the entire generation of Minmatar slaves vanishing without a trace. The slave colony existed for the purpose of breeding, raising, and training new [...]

                                                      Exclusive Interview: Gispali Rhatal

                                                      • YC109-11-17

                                                        In answer to the request for comment from former CONCORD Commander Gispali Rhatal, Mr Rhatal has agreed to an exclusive interview to comment on the web of rumours surrounding his retirement. Caleb Kang reports on this interview, conducted this morning. Caleb Kang: I am here with former CONCORD Commander Gispali Rhatal, a man who has been the focus of a lot of controversy lately. Thank you for taking the time to speak with me Mr Rhatal. Commander Rhatal: Thank you, Mr. Kang. Kang: Now, there's been an [...]

                                                        Caldari Corporation Announces Major Technological Advance

                                                        • YC109-11-15

                                                          New Caldari - For the second time in as many weeks, agile technology research firm Itsukame Innovations has thrust itself into the spotlight in the Caldari tech sector. Noted for their recent poaching of high-profile researcher Dr. Grant Arataka from the Lai Dai Corporation, Itsukame made headlines again today with an exciting press release. Hentainnen Suuvosa, spokeswoman for Itsukame Innovations announced today that her corporation had made a major breakthrough in the field of wormhole technology. [...]

                                                          Outlook grim for The Bleak Lands

                                                          • YC109-11-15

                                                            Netsalakka, The Bleak Lands - An official report by the Amarrian Ministry of Assessment yesterday revealed that The Bleak Lands has become the most dangerous sector of settled space in the Amarr Empire, a title previously held by the sparsely-settled region of Aridia. Long known to harbor pockets of Blood Raider loyalists, The Bleak Lands has seen a marked increase in the number of pirate raids in the last several months. In particular, the number of miners and prospectors in space attacked and [...]

                                                            Bank of Luminaire Delivers 'Health of the Nation' Report

                                                            • YC109-11-14

                                                              The Bank of Luminaire yesterday released its much-anticipated report into the economic 'health of the nation', as termed by an ever-growing number of media sources. This report has been much hyped within the Federation by both the media and politicians, drawing much attention to divided opinions on the stability of the nations sustained economic growth. Given the attention lavished on the subject in the run up to publishing the report the extensive analysis of its contents has come as little surprise. [...]

                                                              University of Caille to host Physics Summit

                                                              • YC109-11-13

                                                                Luminaire - Things have grown hectic in the University of Caille's Luminaire campus as the annual Galactic Physics Summit nears. The summit, an annual three-day gathering of the top physicists in the cluster, is being hosted by the University and has traditionally been a rather dry and basic meeting, where top physicists standardize nomenclature for new discoveries, compare notes on low-level experimentation, and hold unofficial think-tanks to present ideas and theories with their peers. However, in [...]

                                                                Speculation On Rhatal Retirement Brought To A Close

                                                                • YC109-11-12

                                                                  There have been further developments today regarding the retirement of CONCORD Commander Gispali Rhatal, and his mysteriously blank service record. CONCORD has issued a final statement this morning elaborating on the missing service history, bringing a close to the rampant speculation about former Commander Rhatal’s past occupation within CONCORD. “Close to three years ago, Commander Rhatal was assigned to co-ordinate logistical movements at one of our outposts along the low security boarder between [...]

                                                                  Respected Researcher Speaks Out

                                                                  • YC109-11-09

                                                                    Airkio, Caldari State - Noted astrophysicist and gravitic phenomenologist Dr. Grant Arataka publicly announced that he was leaving the employment of the Lai Dai Corporation last week. While the movement of premier researchers from one corporation to another within the Caldari scientific community is not unheard of, the tenor of Arataka's break with Lai Dai was unusual in that the outspoken engineer called a press conference to draw attention to what he calls "a failing of the megacorporate model." [...]

                                                                    CONCORD Elaborates On The Rhatal Resignation

                                                                    • YC109-11-08

                                                                      A statement, released from CONCORD this morning, has shed some light on the resignation of Commander Gispali Rhatal by stating clearly that his resignation is in actual fact a medical retirement. “The use of the word ‘resignation’ on the internal note appears to have been a clerical error.” reported the statement. “Unfortunately Commander Rhatal’s health has deteriorated in recent months and, on the advice of our staff doctors, his retirement was tendered on the 4th of this month. This has now been [...]

                                                                      Numerous Gas Clouds discovered in low security space

                                                                      • YC109-11-06

                                                                        AMEVYNC: Scientists working for Poteque Pharmaceuticals have reported the discovery of numerous gas clouds in the constellations of Amevync and Elerelle. Though the exact nature of these gas clouds have not been fully verified, Proteque scientists are performing numerous tests on the clouds, hoping that the clouds will contain high quality gaseous compounds that may allow significant breakthroughs in medical research. "The clouds were found almost by accident," said Tertlaert Auste, spokesperson for [...]

                                                                        Concord Commander Resigns Under Suspicious Circumstances

                                                                        • YC109-10-30

                                                                          Over the last couple of days, rumours surrounding the recent departure of ex-CONCORD Commander Gispali Rhatal have been spreading throughout the cluster. In the last few hours a source close to CONCORD has confirmed that there are several inexplicable inconsistencies in Rhatal’s internal file. The contents of the file corroborate the information already circulating about Gispali – his term of service, terminated on the 4th of this month, spanned thirty-two years, during which period he maintained a [...]

                                                                          Federal Economic Speculation Rife

                                                                          • YC109-10-28

                                                                            LUMINAIRE: Media attention of the Federation financial sector has grown notably in recent days as pundits begin to make predictions on the content of a report due from the Bank of Luminaire. Speculation has been building in recent months on the health of the Federation's economy and just how sustainable its growth rate truly is. In the past eighteen months the Federation has seen its population swell, fuelled by large numbers of Minmatar immigrants settling within its territories. This, combined with [...]

                                                                            Federal economic report anticipated

                                                                            • YC109-10-28

                                                                              Media attention of the Federation financial sector has grown notably in recent days as pundits begin to make predictions on the content of a report due from the Bank of Luminaire. Speculation has been building in recent months on the health of the Federation's economy and just how sustainable its growth rate truly is. In the past eighteen months the Federation has seen a swelling population fuelled by large numbers of Minmatar immigrants settling within Federation territories. This combined with other [...]

                                                                              Prison Transport Hijack

                                                                              • YC109-10-07

                                                                                EURGRANA: Leaked documents from CONCORD have revealed massive security lapses that led to the capture and destruction of a prison transport ship. The documents detail the transfer of a prisoner from a classified facility deep within the Geminate region to an intelligence review board meeting in the system of Aldik via a vessel disguised as a Minmatar industrial ship. It is clear from the documents that the prisoner was someone CONCORD had recently captured and were hoping to gain valuable intelligence [...]

                                                                                Impro Scandal, Cloning Questioned

                                                                                • YC109-10-07

                                                                                  NEW EDEN: Impro are again under the spotlight as official figures for their biotech clone contracts show a shocking increase in the number of capsuleer deaths and mind-locks. Recently released official figures from the Jovian Directorate show an increasing number of Impro's clients are experiencing a corruption of neural data on transmission to their medical facilities. Critics on GalNet have been quick to point out that Impro are one of the few Jovian companies to operate outside faction space and [...]

                                                                                  Rumours Spark Gold Rush

                                                                                  • YC109-10-07

                                                                                    A mysterious explorer has sparked an influx of prospectors into Pegasus as they seek their fortune from a reportedly untouched gas cloud. Residents of the area had been bemused by the sudden surge in the local population until rumours of the gas formation began to leak out. With most other such spacial anomalies already harvested, the opportunity to enter or maintain a position in the lucrative booster market has been the main thrust behind the prospecting. Of course such a high concentration of [...]

                                                                                    CONCORD declares naming committee for the new regions.

                                                                                    • YC109-09-27

                                                                                      In a surprise move at a press conference today CONCORD delegate Ashiro Nakuyama announced the beginning of a 'capsuleer outreach' program. Critics see this as a shrewd move by the powerful organization responsible for Empire security and stability which in the past has criticized much of the independent capsuleer community for being at the top of their most wanted lists. The delegate went on to briefly explain the continued rogue drone threat and the sheer potential of a mass incursion from the new [...]

                                                                                      Federation Loyalists Rewarded

                                                                                      • YC109-09-02

                                                                                        LUMINAIRE: It was a night of celebration in Luminaire as many independent capsuleers descended on the Federation Customs Headquarters for a party. The highest award that the Federation can issue to capsuleers, The Federal Star Of Justice, was presented to three pilots. It is the first time that three have been issued at the same time, and indeed the first time that the medal has been issued in over ten years. The inscription on the Star reads; “The Federal Star of Justice is a golden medallion, [...]

                                                                                        Kuvakei negotiates plea bargain

                                                                                        • YC109-09-01

                                                                                          LUMINAIRE: The decision to release Vorada Kuvakei has left many Federation citizens questioning the direction of the Supreme Court. More questions than answers have been generated, especially surrounding the role of Illoren in the recent Rise debacle. “We have decided not to prosecute Vorada Kuvakei and his Illoren associates after the lawyers representing him entered a plea bargain,” stated a press release from the offices of the attorney general. “In return for their expulsion from Federation [...]

                                                                                          Caldari Navy Claims a Heavy Blow

                                                                                          • YC109-08-28

                                                                                            The Caldari Navy has issued a statement that a heavy blow had been struck against the criminal organization known as the Brothers of Freedom. For several weeks, two Capsuleers within the organization had made numerous attacks on various small State assets after having failed to destroy a sabotaged Chimera-class Carrier weeks earlier. Commander Jurensai, the Caldari Navy officer in charge of operations to bring down the Brothers of Freedom had this to say: "Due to the nature of the two criminals being [...]

                                                                                            Federation Customs captures Serpentis Carrier in Drug Raid

                                                                                            • YC109-08-15

                                                                                              An operation that has taken months of undercover work and surveillance came to a conclusion on Sunday evening as the Regional Drug Squad of the Federation Customs captured a Serpentis Carrier fully laden with the drug Rise. The drug, which was expected to be distributed around the region by fast interceptors and sympathisers, has been a scourge on the region of Placid, due to it appealing mainly to the Intaki population. Inspector Xavier, in command of the drug squad, held a press conference to sing [...]

                                                                                              Reidmar Clan Succession Ritual Delayed

                                                                                              • YC109-08-05

                                                                                                GALLAREUE - After intensive talks with Gallente Federation government officials, the Reidmar clan has agreed to not conduct their traditional Fen'dha ritual to determine the successor to their recently deceased leader, Anfinn. Anfinn had passed on the 16th of May after an extended struggle with an unspecified illness. The Minmatar Vherokior clan - recently relocated to Gallente space - had raised concerns amongst citizens of Gallareue VIII due to the brutal nature of the ritual when clan spokesman, [...]

                                                                                                Holoreel actors walk off set in mass protest

                                                                                                • YC109-07-29

                                                                                                  PERTNINEERE - The set of Impetus's latest epic war movie, The Trials of Shintah , has descended into turmoil after the majority of the cast walked off set, refusing to work. The strike is unprecedented in the holo-vid industry, and in Impetus itself, and threatens to cost the company billions of ISK in revenue if production continues to be delayed. Organized by lead actress Salome Naut, the actors all walked off set on Monday citing terrible conditions, a lack of basic amenities, and director [...]

                                                                                                  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 [...]

                                                                                                    Order and safety restored to Caldari cities.

                                                                                                    • YC109-07-18

                                                                                                      The past several weeks have been witness to riots and bloodshed within several Caldari cities due to the actions of a CEP-classified “terrorist group” known as the Brothers of Freedom. Disillusioned citizens have taken to the streets, often in violent confrontations with the authorities. Lead by Melarius Torvil, the Brothers of Freedom claims to be working towards the “restoration of the Caldari people and the Caldari ideal”. Their repeated claims to bring an end to alleged corruption and self-serving [...]