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Life in the Big Blue – A new economic power

By Svarthol

In a press release on the GalNet communications network on Saturday evening, a spokesperson for several of the most well known commercial entities in the EVE star cluster announced their amalgamation into ‘The Big Blue’ a new Concord sanctioned alliance. Focusing primarily on industry and education, The Big Blue is the second large scale mercantile enterprise operated by capsuleers to take advantage of the benefits of forming a sanctioned alliance.

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Gallante Drinks Celebrates the Conclusion of Their First Shipping Contract

By Svarthol

"A GOD" and "Brecher" arrived in Yulai tonight with their fourth and final shipment, concluding their contract with GDI. A somewhat harried Mr. Jetson Bills arrived late to the meeting, however the two contractors were more than patient and did not seem to mind the slight delay. The last shipment was recieved and both parties were pleased with the results.

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Brainwave scientists on the run

By Svarthol

Last Thursday night saw another unsuccessful raid on the labs of the much debated ‘Brainwave control’ scientists Albert Vance and Vic Stats. As with the previous raid - the laboratories had been evacuated well before the arrival of the three Caldari agents, who have been pursuing the controversial scientists since the nature of their research was uncovered a fortnight ago.

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Formal request to Fed Senate for increased Placid security

By Svarthol

PLACID. A formal Citizen Petition was submitted to the Gallente Federation Senate demanding increased security across solar systems in this region, signed by several millions of residents. A copy of the petition uploaded to GalNet has received the support of several pod-pilots who call Placid “home”. According to the petition, “the Placid region has great potential for trade, industry, and yes, even research.

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Catfight at the local beauty contest.

By Svarthol

The Glamour Syndicate has launched it’s first annual Ms. EVE election nearly three weeks ago, sadly this beauty contest has already ended ugly. The last few days the election has been tainted by rumors of corruption, tempers flying high and envious women who cannot bear to see others in the spotlight.

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Gallente Drinks Inc nears completion of shipping contract

By Svarthol

Last Sunday evening saw the successful delivery of another shipment of Gallente Drinks Incorporated’s lucrative supply contract. The third delivery out of four was transported to GDI’s headquarters in the Yulai solar system by “A GOD” and “Brecher”; the capsuleer pilots who had won the supply contract. As their contract nears its end with the final supply run scheduled to take place in the near future, the two pilots are reported to be very eager to complete their indenture to Gallente Drinks In...

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RONA Mega-Corporation becomes latest victim of corporate larceny

By Svarthol

Gotchy – a director within the Rona Corporation announced in a press release on Monday that his organisation had become the latest victim in a recent trend of corporate robbery. Speaking in an interview on Wednesday evening, the director explained that the incident – which occurred at around 14:00 EVE Standard time on Monday had seen the removal of five to six billion ISK worth of assets and corporate funds including a large number of ships and modules as well as numerous industrial goods such a...

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ISS Marginis Outpost open for business

By Svarthol

CATCH. The first publicly owned Outpost, ISS Marginis, has opened for business last October 26th. Finished more than one month ahead of schedule, the Gallente Administrative-type Outpost located at the KDF-GY system is expected to inititate operations with unrestricted access to all pilots regardless their affiliation.

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Controversial ‘Brainwave Control’ Scientists continue their work

By Svarthol

Following their relocation to the Rens solar system last week, scientists Dr Albert Vance and Dr Vic Stats resumed their quest for electronic parts on Sunday. Though their requests were met with the usual hostility and wariness indicative of previous endeavours to acquire supplies, several capsule pilots were eager to assist them. The three Caldari investigators, led by Pete Sance have apparently set up a temporary base of operations at the site of the scientists’ former lab in the Josameto syst...

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Conflict Central

By Svarthol

Some startling figures, recently brought to light, show us the severity of the conflict following CONCORD's decision to open the Alliance Registry. There are currently over 12,000 pod pilots claiming membership in the various alliances that have formed since the registry was opened. The major alliances currently in operation are as follows: [5] Alliance, Ascendant Frontier, Band of Brothers, Firmus Ixion, Forsaken Empire, G-Alliance, Imperial Republic of the North, Imperium, NBSI Alliance, Phoen...

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Prominent cloning researcher assassinated

By Svarthol

A scientist researching new cloning techniques was murdered on Saturday evening while en route to his Yulai laboratories. The man, who was identified as one Dr Tourny – an expert in the field of cloning technology; was apparently set upon by several individuals in the Du Annes solar system and suffered a fatal capsule breach during the altercation. At this time the motive for the killing is unclear, but thought to involve research Dr Tourny had been conducting into a new type of clone.

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Vengeance and Judgement - Imperial Issue Armageddon stolen

By Svarthol

A few days ago, I was invited to witness the exchange of an Imperial Issue Armageddon, owned by Icarus Starkiller for a Nightmare battleship and 2.5 billion isk, both belonging to Hamish, CEO of the Tribal Trust of Pator, taking place in the system Pator, in orbit above Matar. Meeting before the exchange in a quiet restaurant, I interviewed Mr.

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Internet problems

By Svarthol

Dear players. The customer support team is currently getting many reports of connection problems, timeouts or other internet related issues. While we would like to be able to help all of you out, this problem is sadly beyond our control. For those of you that are having connection problems, you might want to check out the following site which shows the status of several internet hosts around the world: http://www.internettrafficreport.com/main.htm As you can see, at the time of this being writte...

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UPDATE: Extended Downtime Moved to THURSDAY October The 20th, 08:00-16:00 GMT

By Svarthol

We have to move the extended downtime to THURSDAY October the 20th due to shipping. It's for 8 hours, from 11:00-19:00 GMT. This is required for hardware upgrades to our SQL layer. In this phase we are adding a RAMSAN 400 Solid State Disk storage, it was the fastest we could find (Link does not work in ingame browser). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Bei relief effort draws to a close

By Svarthol

Earlier this evening/(Last night - if published tomorrow) the ERE's relief efforts drew to a close as the final shipment of aid supplies reached the Bei system unhindered. Over the past month, the Eve Relief Effort corporation have been working tirelessly to provide aid to those suffering throughout Bei; a quiet system that sits on the edge of the Metropolis region of Minmatar space. Karl Newton, the corporation's CEO had the following to say: "With this last shipment of aid supplies, I feel tha...

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Electronic Parts research under investigation

By Svarthol

THE FORGE. Alerted by growing concern among Caldari pod-pilots, the Caldari CBT launched a formal investigation into the “Electronics Parts” research effort. After requesting and receiving access to Sukuuvestaa facilities in Josameto, investigators Lt. Sance and Sgt. Pops conducted an armed raid at the lab where researchers Mr.

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Citizen offers blueprint to CalNav at no cost.

By Svarthol

THE FORGE. After learning the Caldari Navy’s intention to study the design of the Gurista Gila-class cruiser, a Caldari citizen has offered the blueprint at no cost. As reported earlier this month, Gurista strike forces destroyed a Gila-class cruiser that was to be studied by CalNav engineers.

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The truth about Electronic Parts

By Svarthol

THE FORGE. With hostility on the rise, some pod-pilots claim to have obtained more than a glimpse of the plan behind Mr. Vance and Mr. Stats’ research efforts. Twice again since their last reported appearance the scientists made use of the FTL Caldari comm channel to have electronic parts delivered to their labs at Sukuuvestaa’s station in Josameto.

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Hunt the Bounty series continues

By Svarthol

Vincent Aslo returned to the New Caldari solar system this week for another instalment of his “Hunt the Bounty” challenge. The second round of his game show style contest was played out on Thursday where another lucky pilot scooped the two million ISK prize money. After a thrilling chase, Entschlossen laid the final blow that destroyed Aslo’s vessel; later donating his winnings to fellow capsuleer Jenny Spitfire.

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