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COLOSSUS Contestant Fires Prematurely, Kills 2 – Caldari Gaming Commission Perturbed

By Svarthol

This afternoon in an undisclosed system in The Forge, as Qualifier 5 for the Wiyrkomi Corporation’s COLOSSUS team was getting underway, a contestant activated her weapons before the race was officially started, pod-killing two of her fellow contestants despite being explicitly warned by race coordinators that such behavior would result in disqualification. The Caldari Gaming Commission has reacted to the news with much anger, immediately disqualifying the contestant in question and barring her a...

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Holder Family Moves to Reclaim Prestige

By Svarthol

The Edarion Holders, an old, declining Holder family, marked the recent graduation of their three sons Galvus, Steban and Carlos with what appears to be an attempt to reclaim some of their former glory. The three brothers, armed with more ISK than a small colony earns in a year, recently advertised their intention to buy large amounts of slaves for the purpose of populating up-until-now neglected Edarion factories on Kenenhehab 3.

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Election turnout surprisingly good; narrow margin outcome expected

By Svarthol

The public elections where the citizens of the Federation vote on whether president Souro Foiritan can run again in two years time started yesterday. Political analysts had predicted a very low turnout, but first indications show otherwise. With the elections still only in their second day the turnout is already almost 20%, with three days still remaining. The media is forbidden from making actual polls with the elections ongoing, but a few unofficial polls have been circulating.

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SCC Approves New Market Items -- Backlash From Captain Community At Large

By Svarthol

The SCC Advisory Council yesterday approved a variety of new sales commodities for general release on SCC-regulated interstellar markets. Notable among them are such items as long-anticipated learning skill packs from the Society of Conscious Thought, material which will give advanced students the possibility of, as a SOCT press release puts it, “taking their potential to the stars and beyond.” The University of Caille and the Republic University yesterday also released the fruits of what has be...

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Election booths open tomorrow for Gallente pilots

By Svarthol

The first public elections in the Federation in two years are scheduled to start tomorrow at noon. Excitement is mounting, though turnout is predicted to be poor. The political future of president Foiritan may hinge on the results of these elections, even if they will have little direct implications for the ordinary citizen.

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Richer pickings as world grows wealthier

By Svarthol

The Golden Age of inter-stellar travel has brought great riches and wondrous discoveries into the world, but at a price. The lure of plunder has reduced many former upstanding citizens to petty thievery and piracy. Strong freighter escort in the outer region has saved many from pirate ambushes, yet more and more fall pray to these dregs of society every month. As new, advanced equipment enters the market it is only to be expected for this trend to continue in the foreseeable future, as CONCORD s...

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Tonights Qualifier Postponed

By Svarthol

Howdy racers, Unfortunately, due to the difficulties and general instability we are experiencing on Tranquility, tonight's 20:00 Qualifier will be postponed until further notice. The official schedule will be changed tomorrow, and the qualifiers shifted around accordingly. A way will be found to minimize scheduling conflicts and other inconveniences to the players participating. We apologize for this unforeseen occurrence. A decision regarding the 23:00 Qualifier will be made later tonight.

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It’s election time in the Federation - public gets to decide

By Svarthol

The independent committee charged with finding a compromise solution to the serious political deadlock that emerged from last week’s Senate session has finished its work. The solution they came up with should come as no surprise to those familiar with Gallentean democracy: the matter will be resolved in a public elections.

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Tranquility being restarted

By Svarthol

We apologize for the current server problems we are experiencing. Server is being rebooted at this moment. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

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Folklore idols irk DED who warns against hero-worship.

By Svarthol

As the space industry expands and becomes a more integral part of the economy of EVE, more and more people are becoming aware of the heroes and villains that ply the vast inter-stellar trade routes. Some of the pirate factions are now established enough that they are known by the majority of the populace.

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Federation leaders clash as committee commences work

By Svarthol

The committee charged with coming up with a compromise solution to the fierce debate raging between the Senate and president Foiritan held its first meeting this weekend. The committee, populated with independent legal experts and scholars, must decide whether or in what way the constitutional changes advocated by president Foiritan can come about.

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Stormy Senate session ends on a compromising note

By Svarthol

Yesterday saw the most heated Senate sessions in years, as Souro Foiritan clashed with the leaders of the Senate in an attempt to push through constitutional changes allowing him to run again for the presidency in two years time. Foiritan’s ambition is to stay in office until a full and decisive victory can be called in the fight against the UDI.

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EVE Fan Fest 2004 Reminder

By Svarthol

The EVE Fan Fest will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland on Friday October 22nd and Saturday the 23rd. It will include the semi-launch of Shiva, a sneak peek into Kali and the Minmatar games between Corporations, ISD, GM's and Devs! Look forward to seeing you there! You can still book the last packages to the Fan Fest via Icelandair, we extended the offer until September 24th (based on availability and pricing).

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Wiyrkomi, Lai Dai Add to Teams as Second Round of Qualifiers Kicks Off

By Svarthol

Four speed demons last Sunday made it to the final teams of megacorporations Wiyrkomi and Lai Dai in the Caldari State's monumental sporting event, the COLOSSUS Championships. In the former race, contestants Nelno and Lord Azraiel sped through the finish line first to join last week's winners, Trooper B99 and Jeffrey Lebowski, on the Wiyrkomi team, while the latter saw racers Alewood KJ and bsspewer take their place on the Lai Dai team's roster.

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President Foiritan planning for the future

By Svarthol

Souro Foiritan, president of the Gallente Federation, is poised to push through constitutional changes that would allow him to run again for president when his current term expires in two years time. The current constitution mandates that the president can only serve a single term of five years. But Foiritan wants to ensure he has enough time to act out on his promise to hunt down the UDI terrorists that have been plaguing the Federation for months, culminating in the infamous Elarel massacre a ...

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3 days left of The Power of 2 campaign

By Svarthol

We wanted to thank everyone that has participated in the Power of 2 offer. Reception has been far beyond our wildest dreams. This offer is only for you, our fantastic players and will end 15th of September. It will not be made available again (the price is that good :-)). Thank you so much.

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Servers back up

By Svarthol

Tranquility is back up after an unexpected failure of a fiber optic switch module caused it to go offline at around 19:00 GMT tonight. A more detailed explanation can be found here. We sincerely apologize for all inconvenience this has caused.

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