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Expeditions underway across New Eden, rumors abound

By Svarthol

Following in the footsteps of others such as CreoDron, numerous organizations across New Eden have begun to prepare themselves for expeditions of their own. From small, private endeavors to larger entities such as the Imperial Navy, people are mobilizing exploratory squads en masse, all in the hope of finding some answers to today's extraordinary events. Various rumors of hostile encounters on the other side have been filtering down from the capsuleer class already, almost as often as whispers o...

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Navy reports loss of contact with CreoDron team

By Svarthol

Only moments after seizing a CreoDron facility somewhere in the Barille constellation, Federation Navy officials have reported to local media that contact with the CreoDron team cannot be established. The Navy is claiming to have only just recently located the site of the wormhole, which they believe Prof.

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Federation Navy Detachment Locks Down Barille Constellation

By Svarthol

The Federation Navy has ordered a reserve detachment, destined for Seyllin, to seize control of the CreoDron site and all key system-wide infrastructures across the Barille constellation, including the receiving station for the scout drones. Eager to pre-empt negative speculation, military spokespeople have already pressed their case to local media that all measures currently underway are precautionary and "designed to limit any further loss of life and property." When questioned about the locat...

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Federation Held In The Grip of Recent Events

By Svarthol

Luminaire - People from all across the Federation are expressing their sympathy and support to the families of victims of the Seyllin disaster. Many families are also complaining that the media attention had instead turned to recent discoveries by CreoDron instead of focusing on the world-shaking tragedy. According to Gallente authorities, the amount of donations to families of the victims has surpassed any previous relief drives by an extensive margin.

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Signs of unknown civilizations found by CreoDron scout drones

By Svarthol

CreoDron scout drones have identified "non-natural deadspace signatures" while currently exploring an unknown system on the other side of a wormhole, suggesting they were designed by intelligent lifeforms. This startling news was delivered moments ago by Prof. Lianda Burreau, this time via a local fluid router broadcast in the Balrille system.

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Creodron Scout Drones Transmit Initial Findings

By Svarthol

CreoDron scout drones, sent through a "stable wormhole" discovered by CreoDron astrophysicists, transmitted the first images from the other side of the wormhole. The first pieces of data received included five blurry image captures. The images clearly depict another system unlike any seen before, with darkened, empty planets set against an unfamiliar, crimson nebula. Prof.

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CreoDron Discovers Wormhole, Refutes CONCORD Advisory

By Svarthol

Following on the heels of the travel ban established by CONCORD, Creodron's lead Astrophysicist Lianda Burreau announced the discovery of a "stable wormhole" in an undisclosed system. Speaking to The Scope from an undisclosed location, Prof. Burreau has staked a claim on the safety of the wormhole, stating that she is so confident of the "needless overstatement" in CONCORD's travel warnings that she will travel through to the other side herself.

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Weather Satellite Glitch Causes Travel Disruption

By Svarthol

SEYLLIN 0843 - A disruption in solar weather monitoring services has forced travel delays in the Seyllin system. The satellite network known as "Cassandra" is reported to have dropped offline shortly after 0840 local time, temporarily locking out traffic attempting to enter the system. Researchers at the base monitoring facility on Seyllin I are attributing the incident to a communications glitch, and expect service to be restored shortly.

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Breaking News: All Contact Lost With Seyllin

By Svarthol

LUMINAIRE 0901 - Federal Administration has reported that all contact with the planet Seyllin I has been lost. Attempts to restore communications are ongoing, but SCOPE has learned that the Federation Navy has diverted a task force towards the area, and that CONCORD has offered "the full scope and breadth of its capabilities" in assisting them. This is a breaking news story.

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Report: Seyllin Fluid Routers Located Kilometers Beneath Surface

By Svarthol

LUMINAIRE 0909 - The FTL communications link between Seyllin I and the Federation is located several kilometers beneath the surface of the barren mining world, stated engineers familiar with the planet. Four main subterranean cities linked by underground magrails hold the bulk of the planet's population, whose residents mostly support mining operations.

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Heth: No Military Operations in the Vicinity of Seyllin

By Svarthol

NEW CALDARI 0920 - Caldari State Executor Tibus Heth has issued a message directed at President Foiritan, intended to diffuse escalating tensions along the border zone. In the address, he states that they are not responsible for instigating the crisis in Seyllin, but will defend themselves if provoked.

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Federation Navy Rushes Ships to Border Zone; Caldari Navy Responds in Kind

By Svarthol

CARROU 0912 - President Foiritan has authorized the immediate mobilization of "Tripwire" defenses along the constellation border separating the Gallente Federation and the Caldari State, escalating tensions between the two warring nations. The act follows the sudden and mysterious loss of contact with the planet Seyllin I.

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Report: Serpentis and ORE Send Assistance to Seyllin

By Svarthol

SEYLLIN 1035 – After a brief confrontation with Federation Navy warships, unarmed Serpentis vessels were in the last hour allowed to pass through to Seyllin I. The pirate faction, a longtime rival of the Federation, has delivered medical equipment and personnel to help assist victims rescued from the planet.

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Orbital Triage Centers Established, Rescue Operations Underway

By Svarthol

SEYLLIN - Freighters converted into medical wards have established orbits over the night side of Seyllin I and are accepting injured survivors. The overwhelming number of cases are severe burns and trauma caused by secondary splash-effect damage from local structures after the original event. As promised by President Foiritan, dropships have been returning full loads of people onto these floating hospitals nonstop, pausing only to take on fuel and returning immediately to the surface. The lack o...

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Gallente Mining Stocks Tumble As Seyllin Crisis Unfolds

By Svarthol

LUMINAIRE 1022 - Share prices in the Gallente mining sector have tumbled dramatically as the situation on the planet Seyllin I is developing into a full-blown crisis. Although virtually no details of the incident are available yet, the market turbulence is expected to increase. A news bulletin just released by the Garoun Investment Bank says: "Seyllin is a very important system for the Gallente industry.

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SPECIAL REPORT: CONCORD-Federation Joint News Conference Transcript Issued

By Svarthol

LUMINAIRE 1014 - A joint press conference has been concluded just moments ago with President Souro Foiritan (present) and CONCORD Chief of Staff Kivas Odaka (virtual). The following is a transcript of the opening remarks by Federation President Souro Foiritan: "Ladies and gentlemen, members of CONCORD, fellow citizens listening throughout New Eden, thank you for your attention.

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Federation Navy, CONCORD Warships Arrive at Seyllin I

By Svarthol

SEYLLIN 1008 - CONCORD has confirmed that "a natural disaster of unprecedented scale and consequence has occurred" and that a joint press conference with President Foiritan will be announced shortly. Dreadnoughts, carriers, and freighters have arrived by the hundreds at the stricken planet -- with even more en route -- to begin one of the largest mass rescue efforts in modern history. A Navy spokesman stated that capital ships are ferrying dropship squadrons to be used in surface runs to evacuat...

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ORE Confirms Survey Expedition Team is Lost

By Svarthol

SYSTEM 3HQC-6 1007 - Outer Ring Excavations (ORE) has confirmed that the deep core survey expedition operating on the planet 3HQC-6 I has been lost. The mining corporation suspended rescue efforts after being warned by the team not to approach the planet. The deep core surveyors, who were below the surface when contact was first lost, reestablished a temporary link before going offline for good. An anonymous ORE employee with the corporate HQ in 4C-B7X stated that the last transmission sent by t...

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Scientists: Solar Radiological Pulse Event to Blame for Seyllin Catastrophe

By Svarthol

BOURYNES 1003 - An emergency conference of scientists arranged by University of Caille has concluded that a "solar radiological pulse" originating from the blue sun of the Seyllin system is to blame for the ongoing catastrophe on its innermost planet. They ruled out the possibility of a military attack - including a potential nuclear strike - based on the size and scale of the devastation, stating that "no arsenal in the possession of any nation-state in the cluster is capable of delivering such...

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