The latest news from around the cluster as told by the special reporters of the news organizations of New Eden.
CONCORD City, Yulai III - The atmosphere of celebration accompanying the Yoiul Festival and the official CONCORD holiday season is in full swing in CONCORD City. In light of the ongoing Rogue Swarm Alert, the residential and commercial hub of CONCORD's sovereign territories does have an elevated security posture, with its heavily upgraded space, air and ground defense networks at maximum alert as the population swells during the holiday season. In New Eden, celebrations of the end of year in New [...]
Yulai - CONCORD's Directive Enforcement Department is maintaining a cluster-wide Rogue Swarm Alert due to the continuing presence of large numbers of rogue drone infestations throughout known space. Rogue drones under the direction of "Swarm Overmind" type drones are repeatedly emerging from deadspace and establishing nests despite the best efforts of capsuleers outfitted with enhanced Alpha Clone capabilities and emergency supplies of military equipment. It is believed that several million rogue [...]
Orvolle - Capsuleers of the Arataka Research Consortium [ARC] have claimed the discovery of a new form of neural implant technology in "a hidden laboratory complex in [Caldari] State territory", according to a recent posting on the Capsuleer GalNet channel "Intergalactic Summit". Capsuleer researchers from ARC have since reported success in reproducing and testing a "neural lace" technology codenamed "Blackglass" that is apparently capable of increasing the strength of network intrusion viruses. [...]
Yulai - A cluster-wide Rogue Swarm Alert has been declared by the DED, as the empires and independent capsuleers scramble to upgrade their capabilities in an arms race with hostile rogue drones. The Inner Circle's recent authorization of new Clone State Alpha capabilities was granted as a response to increasing pirate threats but its rollout over the last few days has proved very timely given this new rogue drone swarm breakout. Reports have reached the Scope that rogue drone outbreaks are being [...]
Lanngisi, Metropolis Region - The SOE have announced that their planned monument to Project Discovery Phase One will be moved into position outside the Sisters of EVE Bureau in orbit of the second moon of Lanngisi III. The monument has been built into a new biological research center that will operate as an isolated substation of the SOE's facilities in their Lanngisi station. Sister Latimas of the SOE's Sanctuary research organization said, "We are very happy to be able to mark the vital work of [...]
Yulai - CONCORD's Directive Enforcement Department has issued a notice that its monitoring stations set to watch the so-called "Drone Regions" and the major drone-infested deadspace pockets are seeing increased rogue drone activity. The Directive Intelligence Agency is assessing the rogue drone threat as "serious and rising". This warning comes only days after the CONCORD Assembly had a session on cluster-wide security threats at which discussion of emergent threats such as Drifters and rogue drones [...]
Yulai - CONCORD's Inner Circle has issued an authorization under emergency regulations of the Yulai Convention providing that all empire and independent capsuleers will benefit from an extension of Clone State Alpha to include basic support for the training and maintenance of battlecruisers and battleships. Under the new policy, clones set to Alpha state, as per default cloning contracts, will be supplied with sufficient quantum-entangled 4-Helium to maintain and utilize knowledge uptake to the new [...]