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Op-ed: Over Ten Years On, It's Not Too Late to Strip Noir of his Statue

By Ret Gloriaxx

Note: The Scope's Galactic Hour with Ret Gloriaxx is reproducing this op-ed piece by syndication arrangement with the author and the Villore Clarion, where it first appeared on YC121-04-28. When cameramen and photographers set up their equipment on a suburban lawn in early YC110, only an hour before the arrival of the chairman, they had no way of knowing how infamous the image of a smiling Admiral Alexander Noir standing on his front step, holding an Aidonis Statue would become.

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Galactic Hour News Roundup: Semiotic Shenanigans Edition

By Ret Gloriaxx

The Scope's Galactic Hour with Ret Gloriaxx brings a roundup of news from around New Eden to GalNet as mysterious communications believed to originate from Triglavian sources continue to fuel speculation among capsuleers of an impending "invasion". Capsuleers Pore Over Triglavian Data Routed to Holders of Semiosis Devices For some weeks, capsuleers have been receiving data that appears to be Triglavian in origin and sharing their findings with the public.

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New Caldari Ishukone Erection 3 Meters Taller Than Kaalakiota Erection

By Ret Gloriaxx

New Caldari Prime – Ishukone unveiled its latest addition to their New Caldari headquarters complex, Momoriyota Plaza, this morning: a major extension to the communications and viewing spire of the megacorp's primary skyscraper. As a result of this new extension, the towering edifice sets the planet's record for tallest building.

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Galactic Hour News Roundup: Triglavian Billboard Takeover Edition

By Ret Gloriaxx

The Scope's Galactic Hour with Ret Gloriaxx brings a roundup of news from around New Eden to GalNet as the cluster's inhabitants continue to ponder the meaning of the message being broadcast by the Triglavians across stargate and station billboards. DED Plays Down the Discourse's Claims of Declaration of War by Triglavian Collective The Directive Enforcement Department has played down claims by capsuleer news program The Discourse that the Triglavian message constitutes a declaration of war by ...

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Galar-Yu Circle, Ihumanoana Circle, Riri Clan Arrange Compromise in Ndokassi Dispute

By Alton Haveri

Hukerenui township, Huggar (Pator III) – Representatives of the Galar-Yu Circle, the Brutor Tribe, and Riri Clan announced today that they had negotiated an agreement on the ndokassi relics dispute. The ndokassi had been discovered on lands belonging to the Riri Clan of the Sebiestor Tribe, however this area is also recorded as once being held by the defunct Great Clan of Kul-Brutor. The discovery by archaeologists of the Vherokior Tribe's Galar-Yu Circle sparked a heritage property controversy...

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Ishukone and CEP Battle SARO in CONCORD Assembly Over Dangerous Research Materials

By Alton Haveri

Yulai – Following an order from SARO Command Liaison Captain Oveg Drust that capsuleer organization Arakata Research Consortium [-ARC-] hand over its stockpile of over 20,000 Triglavian trinary samples, and a confidential appeal by the Caldari State and associated parties, current State Delegate to the Inner Circle and Ishukone CEO Mens Reppola formally argued the State case at the CONCORD Assembly today.

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Whistleblower Releases Undamaged Manifest in Ndokassi Dispute

By Alton Haveri

Huggar (Pator III) – A dispute over the fate of a rare cache of intact ndokassi artefacts has sharpened into an ethical controversy, after a whistleblower revealed lead archaeologist Gesila Fraemar's claim that the manifest had been corrupted to be inaccurate and allegedly a deliberate deception. Aratera Kurn, a graduate student and member of the Galar-Yu Circle, uploaded an undamaged copy of the ndokassi cache manifest to the dark GalNet forum "the Core", this morning.

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Rare Archeological Find Sparks Inter-Tribal Dispute

By Alton Haveri

Huggar (Pator III) – Controversy has erupted after the Galar-Yu Circle, an archaeology group associated with the Vherokior Tribe, successfully unearthed a rare cache of ndokassi hidden beneath the fields of a farmstead in the rural outskirts of Hukerenui township and transferred them to an off-planet research facility. Ndokassi are advanced storage containers, typically measuring a third of a meter on each side, that are known to have been in use across the Minmatar Empire, well before the Amar...

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Senator Suvio Bellaron Proposes Total Ban on Capital Punishment

By Lina Ambre

Villore – Senator Suvio Bellaron of the Intaki system, proposed a new bill in the Gallente Federal Senate, today, aimed at abolishing capital punishment at the Federal level and imposing strict guidelines on methods of capital punishment for member state and constituent polity governments, legislatures and courts. Senator Bellaron's bill comes in the wake of public outrage over the Jin-Mei nation's use of punitive exile, which critics accused of being little more than a prolonged death sentenc...

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Semiki Zainou Biohazard Containment Compromised; Lai Dai Under Suspicion

By Lina Ambre

Semiki, Lonetrek – An intruder with alleged connections to Lai Dai broke into the Semiki IV Zainou Biohazard Containment Facility, and was apprehended by station authorities after accessing and sabotaging several station systems, the Scope has learned. It is understood that the breach was detected in time to issue a station-wide stop and detain alert to all security forces.

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Thebeka Holders Outraged as Paramilitary Forces Accused of Taking Slaves; Notorious Khanid Slaver Arrested

By Alton Haveri

Thebeka, Domain – Accusations of opportunistic and illegal slave-taking have been levelled at paramilitary forces participating in counter-insurgency operations on Thebeka III, where a slave rebellion provoked by chemical weapon terror attacks is entering its fifth week. The sense of outrage among the Holders of Thebeka III has been heightened by the reported arrest of the notorious slaver Orlon Zashev, a former Sardar-Colonel in the Khanid Royal Uhlans alleged to have carried out war crimes an...

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Amarr Steps Up Border Patrols; Alleges Republic Interference in Internal Affairs

By Alton Haveri

Yulai – The Amarr Empire has confirmed that the recent appearance of Imperial Navy flotillas in key border systems with the Minmatar Republic are a response to the Republic Fleet taskforces sent to the Auga, Isbrabata and Vard systems. Coming from a meeting of the Privy Council to the standing emergency session of the Inner Circle in Yulai, Captain Marshal Sirdan xer Qosh said: "The Amarr Empire will defend its sovereign space with all the might at our disposal and with the force of law and God...

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Minmatar Republic Deploys Blockade Taskforces in Escalation Against Amarr Empire

By Alton Haveri

Yulai – The Republic Fleet has deployed taskforces to key regional border systems in the disputed territories between the Amarr Empire and the Minmatar Republic. CONCORD's Inner Circle was given notice of this action by Minmatar delegate Keitan Yun. "The Minmatar Republic cannot stand by and tolerate the recurring violent suppression of our brothers and sisters in slavery by the Amarr Empire.

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Multiple Terrorist Attacks Against Amarr Empire as Privy Council Meets

By Alton Haveri

Amarr Prime – As the Amarr Empire's Privy Council met in special session today, a series of terrorist attacks were carried out on five Amarr worlds across the Empire. Reports of attacks on Alkabsi IV, Dakba IV, Mabnen I, Sehmy III and Thebeka III have been confirmed by the Scope, while Amarr sources indicate the mobilization of Ministry of Internal Order forces across the Empire. Imperial Navy forces are said to be on high alert though no incursions into Amarr space are being reported.

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SuVee-Quafe Joint Venture Secures Outside Contract with Kaalakiota

By Lina Ambre

Annaro, The Citadel – Everfresh, a partnership between megacorporations Sukuuvestaa and Quafe, announced its first contract outside the partnership today. News of the contract, which provides food services to Kaalakiota's massive creche infrastructure, preceded a slight bump in both Quafe and SuVee stock. Currently, Everfresh is the primary provider of meal and nutrition services to SuVee's creche network.

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Maintenance Mayhem as Machinery Mutinies on M-N7WD III

By Ret Gloriaxx

M-N7WD III, Curse – Angel Cartel-affiliated planetary defense forces have been celebrating after "fighting off an attack by a suspected rogue drone" on the third planet of M-N7WD, today. Sources among the local Salvation Angels group told the Scope that they believed the attack to be evidence of a new rogue drone swarm or even Triglavian Collective subversion of rogue drones in their space.

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