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Tragedy in Elarel -- Premiere of Ultra! Goes Horribly Awry. Pres. Foiritan to perpetrators,

By Svarthol

This just in: the star-studded premiere of the controversial new HoloReel "Ultra!" was disrupted by a massive attack of mysterious vessels believed to be mercenaries. After a prolonged and intensive attack on the Rent-A-Dream Pleasure Gardens complex in Elarel, the site of what would have been the Ultra! Premiere Party, the station was destroyed and many lives were lost, many Gallentean HoloReel stars believed to be among them. Shortly after the attack, President Souro Foiritan appeared on the s...

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Gallente holoreel stars massacred en route to gala screening - holoreels available at discount prices

By Svarthol

This just in: A convoy carrying Helene Lavergne and Nazarine Ancelmo, famed Gallente holoreel actresses, was reportedly intercepted and brutally slaughtered in the Amattens system just under an hour ago. Balgor Blint, an escort wingman who managed to narrowly effect an escape in his capsule, claims the convoy was ambushed by a mixed squadron of interceptors and frigate missile boats which quickly decimated its defenses, leaving him the only survivor. According to Blint, the actresses were headin...

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“Ultra!” premiere a box office success – Dignitaries and reel stars to attend “Party of the century”

By Svarthol

Since its premiere last Sunday, Roebuck Studios’ much-vaunted holoreel “Ultra!” has, according to latest box office numbers, skyrocketed to No. 1 on Gallente Federation box office charts and No. 8 on the Amarr charts, whilst barely reaching the Caldari and Minmatar Top 20. The reel’s popularity among the Gallente can be easily explained by the intense proliferation of promotional material among Federation citizens, but its relatively high position on the Amarr charts comes as something of a surp...

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CONCORD condones use of Transcranial Microcontrollers

By Svarthol

In the bi-weekly meeting of the CONCORD's Inner Circle, the highest authority within the organization, the use of Transcranial Microcontrollers in slaves was discussed by the representatives. Officials from the Khanid Kingdom explained how the chips were being employed and technicians from the Ishukone Corporation explained the science behind them.

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Drink Starsi™ - an interview with Jera

By Svarthol

The new Ultra-Quafe advertisment campaign has sparked a lot of controversy in both Amarr and Caldari. Drink Starsi™ has been one of the most vocal Caldari corporations in denouncing their competitor's strategy, even going as far as calling for the complete removal of all Quafe advertising in Caldari-controlled space. Jera, the CEO of the Caldari soft drink corp, graciously granted me an interview despite her busy schedule. Q and A session with Jera Beringe: "Can you tell us a little about your c...

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Quafe presses on with marketing strategy – Roebuck Studios announce holoreel

By Svarthol

Representatives of Roebuck Studios, one of the largest holoreel production houses in the Gallente Federation, today released the first previews of an upcoming holoreel slated for premiere in major theaters across the known universe next Sunday. This, in itself, is not news – as one of the more prolific production houses in the Federation, Roebuck releases over two hundred holoreels a year.

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Advances in Warp Field Inversion Generation Allow Significant Increases in Warp Speeds

By Svarthol

CONCORD surprised billions by releasing microcode revisions to warp core hardware that allow for much greater travel speeds for certain vessel types. “After exhaustive safety testing and extensive computer modeling, we have determined that advances in warp field mathematics are safe and effective for use in existing equipment, and so have released this code to the public.” The new firmware code allows the generation of “cleaner” warp fields, resulting in much faster travel. New insights into the...

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Quafe continues commercial onslaught – Caldari markets targeted

By Svarthol

Only two days after sending Amarr traditionalist factions into a blind rage with their highly controversial advertisements for the newly announced Quafe Ultra soft drink, the Quafe Company has today begun broadcast of a new commercial, this one targeted at Caldari markets. The advertisement depicts the crowded interior of a corporation’s boardroom, the marble-and-chrome design closely resembling that pioneered by the Sukuuvestaa Corporation and now copied in almost every one of the larger boardr...

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Otro Gariushi defends Dark Amarr deal - claims chips improve slaves' lives

By Svarthol

Otro Gariushi, CEO of Ishukone Corporation, has publicly defended the deal his company made with the Khanid Kingdom regarding the controversial Transcranial Microcontrollers. Ishukone has received considerable flak for selling a product it knows will be used on slaves. But Gariushi has dismissed these criticisms as pure infantile babble.

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Welcoming New EVE Players

By Svarthol

As you might have noticed there has been a great influx of new users to the EVE world. These users are mainly coming from the FilePlanet promotion and former Earth and Beyond users. As you all know the EVE community is renowned for it´s friendly culture and helpfulness and with the sudden invasion of new players we have a chance to make EVE even more dynamic and intriguing.

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CONCORD, SCC Announce Secure Container Regulation, Firmware Upgrades

By Svarthol

In an effort to prevent litter, navigational hazards, and “unfair and unreasonable monopolization of mineral resources in high security systems,” CONCORD and SCC have announced new regulations designed to prevent these occurrences. Speaking from the CONCORD Logistic Support station at Yulai VIII, Moon 10, Tuonainen Katagas of CONCORD’s public relations division said, “After numerous complaints from an array of sources, we have reviewed the situation and determined it needed correction.” Katagas ...

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Quafe to launch Quafe Ultra - Promotion campaign sparks debate

By Svarthol

The Quafe Company today announced that they will be launching a brand new soft drink, Quafe Ultra, later this week. The drink, which will be the first new product to be marketed by the Quafe Company in over twenty years, promises consumers “the refreshing flavor you’ve come to know and love – with a twist!” Preliminary ad campaigns have been launched in nearly every region in colonized space, with commercial rotation on the networks expected to reach record levels within a short time.

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Khanid Kingdom strenuously denies ill treatment of slaves

By Svarthol

There has been a considerable political backlash in the wake of the news that the Khanid Kingdom and the Ishukone Corporation signed a trade deal for Transcranial Microcontrollers. Many humanitarian organizations have claimed the microchips will be used on slaves to suppress their thoughts and will, effectively 'de-humanizing' them.

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Agent mission bug and workaround

By Svarthol

Todays patch contained an unfortunate bug. If you accept a mission that you don´t have enough cargo capacity for, the accept process will give you an exception message from the agent. Note that since most of you have exception messages disabled, this will be a silent error for the majority of players.

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Downtime Extended.

By Svarthol

We are experiencing problems getting the new Server code running properly on Tranquility, we are hoping to get it up and running before 13:30 but odds are it will drag on until 14:00 GMT. Sorry for the inconvenience. The EVE-online Team

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Fifteen thousand Minmatar slaves to be emancipated, sent to Matar

By Svarthol

The Amarr Imperial Chancellor’s Office today published a press release stating that just over fifteen thousand slaves from four of the Amarr empire’s largest slave colonies would be emancipated and transported to Matar, where they will be re-registered as full-standing citizens of the Minmatar Republic. Stated Rakman Kasha, spokesman for the Chancellor’s Office, “In the interests of promoting peace between our two nations and mending the rift caused by years of violence, our beloved Emperor wish...

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Khumaak motion passed - Sebiestor councilman resigns amid flurry of allegations

By Svarthol

This morning the Minmatar Tribal Council reached a decision on the highly controversial issue of the Khumaak's banning. The proposal for the motion's modification put forth by representatives of the Brutor Tribe last Wednesday was accepted unanimously by all the tribes, and the motion is expected to pass through Parliament and into law by the end of the week. The finalized motion calls for the Khumaak to be kept on the list of sanctioned fleet, military and state apparel but places a ban on its ...

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Brutor Tribe expresses support for Khumaak – new proposal detailed

By Svarthol

At a Tribal Council session yesterday afternoon Wkumi Pol, head of the Brutor Tribe, announced that after much deliberation the tribe has decided to put all their weight behind supporting the Khumaak’s cause. Citing in his statement “our devoted brethren’s tireless advocacy of the traditions so dear to us and the callous response their commitment has garnered from members of the ruling class” as the main reasons for the decision, Pol then went on to detail a proposal for compromise, a fifteen-pa...

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