Elite Dangerous

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    May

    The Artificers Clan has begun to retrofit the generation ship Golconda into a fully operational modern vessel.
    Jonathon Forester, former captain of the vacated 22nd-century craft, provided a statement to Vox Galactica:
    "When the dredger clan first arrived in the Upaniklis system, we feared they had come to salvage the Golconda. Instead, to our surprise, they've initiated engineering work on it: reinforcing the ship's structural integrity, repairing damaged components, and installing modern engines and navigational systems. Yet the decks where our community previously lived remains untouched."
    "The Artificers didn't request permission to do this, which upset many of us. But today we received a message expressing a strange, child-like excitement at finding what they called a 'dead-hulk', and their determination to 'revive' it for us. With their incredible skills, it's possible that the Golconda

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    May

    A dredger clan is continuing to examine the abandoned generation ship Golconda in the Upaniklis system.
    The Golconda was placed in orbit around Upaniklis B 3 in 3305 when its inhabitants migrated to the nearby outpost Forester's Choice. Over the past week there have been reports of smaller craft travelling between the Artificers Clan dredger and the Golconda, but the nomadic tribe has not responded to attempts to communicate.
    Commander Javi Alvarado, a regular visitor to the system, submitted his observations to Vox Galactica:
    "I was convinced that these scavengers were breaking down the Golconda into scrap to feed to their dredger. Or maybe taking over the whole ship to use as a new home. But I haven't seen any signs of structural damage yet, and it doesn't look like the Artificers have accessed its habitation areas either. So what are they up to?"
    "Things are a little weird in Forester's

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    May

    An insurrection led by Arch-Corsair Vidar Trask has failed to gain control of the Kumo Crew syndicate.
    Vox Galactica featured a report by freelance correspondent Karleen Troy:
    "As might be expected, it's hard to obtain official data when conflict breaks out within a criminal organisation. But all the information I've gathered points to the same conclusion: Vidar Trask's coup attempt has failed."
    "What is surprising, however, is how close he initially came to dethroning Archon Delaine. The Kumo Crew were almost overwhelmed by the sheer number of fighters following Trask's banner. I'm told that nearly half of the rebelling forces have yet to be identified, and are suspected to be mercenaries."
    "A second mystery is that Arch-Corsair Kay Volantyne, another senior member of the Kumo Council, has been declared missing. The Pegasi Sentinel newsfeed believes that she was killed by Trask personally.

  • 13

    May

    The Artificers Clan dredger has entered the Upaniklis system, where the generation ship Golconda currently resides.
    The Golconda, when it was discovered in 3305, was still inhabited with the descendants of its original crew who left Sol in the 22nd century. They accepted the Federation's help to abandon the ancient generation ship and resettle on the Forester's Choice outpost, where their unique culture would remain undisturbed.
    The Artificers Clan is a nomadic community living aboard a Dredger-class bulk cruiser, an old design that refuels by scooping raw materials and salvage. Little is known about this particular tribe, which rarely enters inhabited systems.
    The dredger's arrival was initially reported by independent pilots. Commander Javi Alvarado gave a statement to Vox Galactica:
    "I regularly make trade runs to Forester's Choice. I've made a few friends there, but the Golcondans are

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    May

    A power struggle is raging within the Kumo Crew following a coordinated effort to overthrow the syndicate's leader, Archon Delaine.
    The Pegasi Sentinel newsfeed delivered this exclusive report:
    "What at first seemed to be merely another attempt to assassinate Delaine turned out to be a far greater threat. Simultaneous attacks across the organisation revealed that this was actually the first strike in a full-blown coup."
    "The rebellion is being led by Arch-Corsair Vidar Trask, a senior member of the Kumo Council. He has declared that the syndicate is stagnating under Delaine's 'tired brand of barbarism', and that new leadership will bring greater glories and riches."
    "Fierce combat has ignited in the Kumo Crew's key areas as both sides battle for resources. Trask's loyalists are being aided by a motley collection of pirate gangs as well as thousands of unidentified fighters, suggesting that he

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    May

    Two new starports have been added to Marlinist systems, following a successful delivery initiative last month.
    The use of pre-built infrastructures and mass-produced components has allowed the orbital stations to be assembled rapidly. The starport names and locations are Fairfax Legacy in the Hyades Sector SU-C a14-1 system, and Ackwada Monument in the Hyades Sector LX-T c3-30 system.
    The Marlinist Parliament welcomed the new starports, stating that they "will lay strong foundations for increased commerce with the interstellar community".
    As a result of a recent diplomatic arrangement, two million Marlinist refugees have been offered transport from the Alliance to the colony systems. They are being processed and granted citizenship at the new starports.
    A campaign to rename the two existing starports, Stillman Hub and Tilman Point, was discouraged by Sirius Corporation. These stations were

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