A FedPol press conference reported today that the CEO of Red Sun Trading, the small business linked to yesterday’s incident in a Mahni nightclub. An investigative team sent to question Keva Stoyer, the middle-aged head of the courier company, found her deceased in her office. According to the coroner, Ms Stoyer died to a gunshot wound to the temple, and the incident has been ruled a suicide. While the Federation admits this will hamper their efforts, they reassured the press that they will continue their investigations into the company.
FATAL SHOOTING IN MAHNI NIGHTCLUB - SUSPECTS STILL AT LARGE
FedPol reports that a serious incident occured in the Mahni nightclub “Terminus”, earlier today. A conflict between two parties resulted in the death or injury of 3 individuals registered as employees of Red Sun Trading. The other party are of unknown origin, and reportedly fled the scene. A FedPol Osprey was reported to pursue these individuals as they fled on motorcycles through the Mahni streets. All CCTV footage collected was found to be destroyed, but witness reports include a description of a heavily augmented man with an integral weapon in his forearm. Fed-Pol requests anyone with information on these individuals to come forward, as they are still at large.
TOKYO PROMOTE NEW GENERAL AFTER NACHEME DEFEAT
The Tokyo Confederacy are reported to have promoted a new Grand General to lead their initiatives. Broadcasts from the United Nations of Nacheme claim that the Confederacy attempted a planetary invasion for the second time in recent weeks, and were once more repelled. Tokyo Confederacy report that the acting General of these invasions, Wata Shigai committed seppuku to atone for these defeats. New directives will now be lead by Miyamoto Nobunaga, promoted from second-in-command.
RIGHTEOUS STATEMENT ON ALLEGED PRISON ESCAPES
Reported earlier last week, there have been eye witness reports of individuals claiming to have escaped from an alleged prison colony on the world of Armuhez, in Tokyo Confederacy territory.0 In respone to a statement made by a confederate representative in our original report, the Righteous has released their own statement:
“In response to the allegations of violence and crimes committed by members of our peaceful group, we would like to state that we do not endorse the harm of those we see as equal. The lack of action around the mistreatment of Psionics and other minority groups by factions is frankly sickening, starting today we will do everything in our power to stop these so called “prisons”.
It has also come to the council’s attention that many of these escapees, from the Tokyo Confederacy’s torture camp, are Psionics. We demand better treatment of our people and the people of this sector.
We promise all of our support to any Psionics or person in need.
We Are Righteous”
NEW LOTUS SYNDICATE BOARD DIRECTOR APPOINTED
Following the unexpected, and unexplained death of Nolan Castillon, a new board director has been appointed for economics giant Lotus Syndicate.
Now holding the largest controlling stake in the syndicate, the chair is subsequently passed to Dewitt Blackford. The Blackford family are said to have amassed their wealth from the investment and operation of several major mining facilities across the sector. In a public formal dinner, Blackford gave a short speech.
“I’d like to express my sadness at the death of Mr Castillon, whose death tragically remains unknown to us. I hope that we can unearth the truth of these unfortunate events, despite how fortunate they appear to be for my family. I can assure that board that under my guidance, the syndicate can continue to grow and prosper.”
POSSIBLE PSYCHIC ESCAPE
Several witnesses has told ArcNet in the last few weeks that they have spoken with individuals with MES, who claim to have escaped from an alleged prison colony in Tokyo Confederacy territories.
The presence of such a facility has been speculated for years, although the Confederacy has always denied these rumours. Some polled citizens suggest these escapes were orchestrated by fringe psychic rights group The Righteous, although they have not responded to our requests for comment at this time.
Citizens are advised to be cautious of any individuals claiming to have escaped this alleged facility, and should follow the protocols of their local governments on psychic interaction.
In an interview with ArcNet New Tokyo correspondant Jenn Helsing, a Confederacy representative had this to say:
These are just baseless rumours meant to harm our image and provide justification for acting against the interests of the good people of the Tokyo Confederacy.
The settlement on Armuhez is not a “Prison Colony” as these fear mongering rumours suggest, it is simply a safe zone where more severe MES sufferers can get the help they need in controlling or mitigating the negative effects of their condition without harming themselves or those around them.
Spreading the notion that attacking and “rescuing” the peaceful citizens of Armuhez would be somehow beneficial to these citizens is misguided and dangerous.
RIGHTEOUS FORMS NEW COLONY
The political movement of the Righteous continues to grow as the organisation has founded a new colony this week. The MES sufferers advocate group have begun to set up a new base of operations of the planet of Calonom, in the Lycos system (0700).
Representatives of the Righteous had this to say:
In our endless crusade towards securing the galaxy for psionics, we struck our first major victory with the founding of our new settlement. We will continue to work closely with our allies to secure a peaceful and prosperous future galaxy for those who share our beliefs. We shall continue our efforts around the galaxy, securing the lives of all psionics.
We Are Righteous -The Council of Psionics
TOKYO FORCES ON NACHEME DEFEATED
The United Nations of Nacheme have announced that the Tokyo Confederacy forces remaining on their world, from the previously reported Confederate attack, have been defeated.
Leadership of the System of Dukandreo (0202), report that the forces were located in a near-surface cave system on the outskirts of a settlement, and express their gratitude to the citizens providing tips to their location.
According to witness, the Tokyo troops would not surrender, and were surrounded and killed in a lengthy stand-off.
A spokesperson from the UNoN has stated that Nacheme will not be taking further action. "We simply wish to exist and live under our own rule. We will defend this at any cost."
UAC ESTABLISHES TRADE WITH ZUANOS HARMONY
Citizens of Teus have exciting new prospects for trade, as of recently, as the Unified Arcadian Collective have established friendly relations with a previously out of contact world.
The socialist society of Zuanos Harmony make their home in a colossal hexagonal settlement on their planet's surface, in the system of Ala (0703).
According to a UAC spokesperson, the Collective have made first contact with this planet, and have established an embassy there. It is expected that trade routes will established between the worlds in the coming weeks.
TOKYO CONFEDERACY ATTACKS NACHEME
It appears the Sāchā-Class ships, assembled by the Tokyo Confederacy in a recent endeavour, were intended for more than just reconaissance, reports say.
Leadership of the System of Dukandreo (0202), identifying as the United Nations of Nacheme, report they were attacked by Confederacy zealots smuggled to the system by the scouting fleets.
Witnesses report an attack on the UN of Nacheme's standing military was successfully repelled, although the attacking force successfully retreated to an unknown location on the mineral-rich world.
Intersystem travellers are recommended to avoid Dukandreo in the near future, as further conflict is likely.
DELTA CORP HOSTS INAUGURATION OF NEW DIRECTOR
The lavish headquarter campus of Delta Corporation was host to a noteworthy event yesterday: The inauguration of the miltech contractor's new Director, Havina Sperlov.
Fine food, exotic entertainment, and new tech demonstrations were all set up to wow investers, stakeholders and employees alike, including, in a rare public appearance, Magnus Belisarius, Commander of the Arcadian Federation.
Such a distinguished guest was sure to draw attention, but this was not the only to draw eyes at the celebration. The new Director was pleased to present a demonstration of prototypes for Delta Corp's developing catalogues, including their experimental work in hand-held magnetic accelerator firearms.The presence of the commander leave some to speculate that armanent provision contracts may be on the table between Mahni's government and the miltech giant.
Havina Sperlov has large shoes to fill, taking on from her predecessor, Toma Kumo, who was killed tragically, and unexpectedly by a "team of underground psionics", but her confidence and impressive track record suggest she may be up to the task.
MAHNI SOCIALITE REPORTS MISSING PARTNER
Jeneva Carthen, the Mahni-based actress, most known for her lead roles in 'Truth in the Storm' and 'The Psion Stalker', put out a teary-eyed public appeal on the planet's major media networks today. She claims that her romantic partner, Tobias Gammon, has not been seen for several days.
"This is not like Tobias," she said, in an interview with Mahni news teams; "We went to bed together. When I woke up, it was like he has just stopped existing. All of his things, his credsticks, his ID cards, are all still in the house..." "Fed-Pol won't help me look for him, " she continued, looking directly into the camera lens; "They say there's no evidence that anything has happened to him. They want me to just accept he just got up and left."
The interview was cut short when Jeneva became too upset to continue. Ms Carthen's representatives request that anyone with information on Tobias come forward as soon as possible. When we reached out to FedPol on the situation, they had this to say:
"We are saddened to hear thet Ms Carthen feels the case is not receiving the care and attention it should. The Federation is treating this dissapearance with as much dilligence as it does for all Federation citizen's needs. While our investigative resources are limited, we endeavour we are doing everything we can to find Mr Gammon."
ARCADIAN FEDERATION ESTABLISHES NEW BASE OF OPERATIONS
The Arcadian Federation has begun to expand its influence over the sector this week, establishing an outpost on a rocky planet in the system of Hiera 0607. Restoring the world's historical name of Aeribor, a spokesman for the Federation made this statement over its local news networks:
"In our efforts to restore humanity to it's valiant heights, the Federation has begun an initiative to reclaim the settlements lost to the Scream. Aeribor was once a major mining outpost that provided an invaluable source of resources for the colonised worlds, and will do once more. The Federation thanks you for your compliance."
The cold snows and thick atmosphere of the former colony do not make Aeribor a tempting choice for new colonists, but the opportunity for prosperity will likely attract many.
LOTUS SYNDICATE ESTABLISHES NEW SPICE MINES
The financial heights of the Lotus Syndicate are poised to increase once more, as reports from the idyllic world of Savris suggest that the exclusive plutocracy is beginning construction on a new financial endeavour. The purpose of these new facilities is rumoured to be a discovery of the presence of several exotic and valuable spices in select locations on the planet’s surface. These new investments are but one of hundreds in recent years, with Lotus Syndicate owning or holding stock in many of the independant corporations of Arcada. The Syndicate declined to comment.
TOKYO CONFEDERACY EXPANDS NAVY
The shipyards of New Tokyo have been experiencing a rush of activity recently, say our reporters stationed in the Tokyo Confederacy’s orderly city. Most Confederate engineers and shiprights spend the majority of their time providing maintenance and repairs on the aging military vessels that patrol the skies, and on the ships that only the most prestigious civilians have been permitted to own. However, in recent days, these shipyards have sprung to life, seemingly constructing a new line of exploratory vessels. When reached for comment, a representative of the Tokyo Confederacy had this to say:
"This new fleet of Sāchā-Class scouts represent our new commitment to exploring and reclaiming the many systems lost to time. The Confederacy pledges to expand our reach of Security, Prosperity and Purity as far as it is able."
These new ships are believed to be the first additions to the Confederate Navy in decades.
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