Elite Dangerous

  • 11

    Dec

  • 11

    Dec

    Two new ships marketed towards independent pilots, the Mamba and the Krait Phantom, have just hit the market.


    Zorgon Peterson issued the following press release for its new vessel:


    "If it's speed and firepower you want, the Mamba is for you. Based on a racing prototype, it's the fastest commercially available starship, and it sports enough hardpoints for a range of devastating weaponry. Whether you're leaving competitors in the dust or running rings around those pesky Thargoids, think Mamba!"


    Faulcon DeLacy also released a statement for its latest design:


    "The Krait Phantom offers true multi-role capability, allowing it to be customised for combat, mining or trading. And for explorers, its impressive jump range means you really can reach out to the stars. This is a ship that can handle it all."

  • 08

    Dec

    Journalist Gethin Okonkwo has discussed the abandoned Far God cult outposts in the Etain system:


    "During my months undercover as a Far God worshipper, I heard only whispered rumours about secret outposts. So the existence of two such settlements, on Etain 4a and 4c, proves that much remained hidden from me."


    "The personal logs recovered from the outposts illustrate how the faith attracted people from varied backgrounds. I was astonished to hear the voice of a man with whom I once eagerly discussed the Far God's arrival, never realising that he was a Federal agent whose devotion was as fake as my own."


    "The book I am co-writing with Dr Alfred Ulyanov will reveal much about the Far God religion, but it's clear that many of its mysteries are yet to be uncovered."

  • 08

    Dec

    Week in Review

  • 07

    Dec

    Independent company Vitadyne Labs has developed an innovative new form of nanomedicine.


    Professor Katrien Rook published the following press release:


    "Nanomeds are sophisticated pharmaceuticals that use nanoscale materials to repair cell damage on a molecular level. They can heal any injury in a fraction of the normal time, and can potentially cure almost any disease and infection."


    "Furthermore, regular use of nanomeds affects cellular senescence, drastically slowing the ageing process. In theory, nanomed users will live between 30 and 50 years longer, and will enjoy near-perfect health during those extra decades."


    "After months of trials we are inviting medical authorities, including the Interstellar Health Organisation, to review our data. Pending approval, we hope to have Vitadyne nanomeds on the market soon."

  • 07

    Dec

    A goodwill initiative from the Achilles Corporation has now concluded.


    Chairman Gus Weaver of the Sol division of Achilles Corp announced:


    "Thanks to the dedication of many independent traders, we have now acquired enough commodities to manufacture replacements for all robots destroyed in the wake of the spy robot scandal."


    "I'd also like to remind our customers that the illegal surveillance program was safely deleted by our latest coreware update. Remember, you can always trust Achilles."


    The deliveries were organised by the Adenets Pro-Alliance Bond, which also arranged to protect traders from attack. Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Henslow Market in the Adenets system.

  • 07

    Dec

    An obscure cult based in the Zlota system has requested a range of rare items for an arcane ceremony.


    A handwritten statement from Barnabas Cole, leader of a group named the Children of Tothos, was submitted to the media:


    "This is the rite that will unmask us and allow us to see the path – the path we will all take, together, toward freedom."


    Zlota Federal Holdings, which is thought to have some connection to the cult, has requested Aganippe Rush, Motrona Experience Jelly and Onion Head to be delivered to Nusslein-Volhard Settlement in the Zlota system. It has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to protect those delivering these rare commodities.


    The initiative begins on the 6th of December 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

  • 07

    Dec

  • 06

    Dec

    Independent company Vitadyne Labs has developed an innovative new form of nanomedicine.


    Professor Katrien Rook published the following press release:


    "Nanomeds are sophisticated pharmaceuticals that use nanoscale materials to repair cell damage on a molecular level. They can heal any injury in a fraction of the normal time, and can potentially cure almost any disease and infection."


    "Furthermore, regular use of nanomeds affects cellular senescence, drastically slowing the ageing process. In theory, nanomed users will live between 30 and 50 years longer, and will enjoy near-perfect health during those extra decades."


    "After months of trials we are inviting medical authorities, including the Interstellar Health Organisation, to review our data. Pending approval, we hope to have Vitadyne nanomeds on the market soon."

  • 06

    Dec

    Two eminent corporations have merged to form one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the galaxy.


    Allied Medical Industries, based in Alliance space, has united with Neosalve Inc., a conglomerate that supplies medicines to a great many independent systems.


    The new mega-corporation, Neomedical Industries, will sell a drugs, equipment and services to both Alliance and independent systems.


    The merger was closely monitored by the Interstellar Health Organisation (IHO), an official inter-superpower body that regulates developments in medical science.


    In the pharmaceutical arena, only the Vandermeer Corporation, which supplies medicines exclusively within Federal territory, is of a comparable size to the newly formed Neomedical Industries.

  • 01

    Dec

    Several Imperial senators have spoken in support of isolationist group Nova Imperium.


    Senator Pal Vespasian made the following statement:


    "Many of us see Nova Imperium not as extremists, but as realists. The citizenry is afraid of both Thargoid invasion and of being weakened by collaboration with foreign systems. They look to the Emperor for salvation…and she offers them none."


    "We intend to invite Imperator Mordanticus to address the Senate and detail his policies. This is a historic opportunity to restore the Empire's honour and integrity."


    "Furthermore, Nova Imperium's proposal to install a new Emperor has my full backing."

  • 01

    Dec

  • 30

    Nov

    Aegis has stationed a security force in the Meene system to protect the engineer Ram Tah.


    An announcement was made by Professor Alba Tesreau:


    "Ram Tah's research has been enormously beneficial to our understanding of the Thargoids, and resulted in developments that aid us in the conflict. We therefore have a vested interest in protecting his work."


    "We have deployed a security force that will provide continual support while allowing Ram Tah's operation to remain completely independent. Hopefully this will prevent any further disruption."


    There has been no response from the Sirius Corporation, which recently arrested a cabal of junior officers from its private fleet for launching an incursion into Meene. Li Yong-Rui, the CEO of Sirius Corp, has allegedly withdrawn his offer to work with Ram Tah on Guardian-human technology.

  • 30

    Nov

    Aegis has announced a breakthrough that has effectively neutralised the disruptive effects of Thargoid Sensors on starports.


    Henrik de Lacerda, a senior engineer at Aegis Research, told the media:


    "As we know, Thargoid Sensors can cripple starports for weeks or months at a time, but recent advancements in our study of meta-alloys have resulted in an effective cure for what was once called 'the technological plague'."


    "New procedures in the application of meta-alloys mean that extremely small quantities are now sufficient to shield systems from disruption."


    "Following this breakthrough, we have made arrangements to ship meta-alloys to all affected stations, to restore them to functionality. It will not be long before every starport in known space is immune to Thargoid Sensor–related interference."

  • 30

    Nov

  • 30

    Nov

    The conflict between two rival factions in the Loha system has now come to an end.


    Karleen Troy, freelance warzone reporter, delivered a report for the Vox Galactica news service:


    "This has been a harrowing week for the people of Loha. In that time, I've witnessed acts of brutality and heroism from both sides. But now that their resources are exhausted, overall control of the system has finally been established."


    "For those pilots who took advantage of the conflict, this will have been a profitable exercise. Both factions have announced that pilots can now collect their rewards from Whitworth Station in the Loha system."

  • 29

    Nov

    Exotheologian Dr Alfred Ulyanov has commented on the abandoned Far God outposts recently discovered in the Etain system:


    "This fascinating discovery implies that the missing chapters of the Far God sect were not arrested or killed, but instead fled to secret outposts to avoid persecution."


    "According to personal logs recovered from the sites, the sect's members planned to wait in suspended animation for the coming of the Far God. The logs also reveal surprising details about what motivated these individuals to devote themselves to the faith."


    "Evidence suggests that the settlements on Etain 4a and 4c both came under attack, but whether by Thargoids or human forces is unclear. Mysteriously, no trace remains of the inhabitants."


    "I am indebted to the explorers who discovered these sites. This information will significantly contribute to the book I am co-writing with Gethin Okonkwo

  • 24

    Nov

  • 24

    Nov

  • 23

    Nov

    The Sirius Corporation has responded to the revelation that members of its private fleet coordinated a mercenary raid on the Meene system.


    Li Yong-Rui, CEO of Sirius Corp, told the media:


    "Following a thorough inquiry, we have confirmed that a cabal of junior officers, with the aid of mercenaries, orchestrated an illegal operation to gain access to Phoenix Base. Although their intentions remain unclear, I can confirm they were acting purely in their own interests, and without official knowledge."


    "The rogue officers, including those extradited into our custody by the Meene Defence Force, now face multiple charges, and could be imprisoned for life."


    "I would like to express my sincere regret over this incident, and to personally apologise to Ram Tah. I continue to hope that we can work together on further Guardian-human technology."