Freelance Report: We Should Have Listened to Dr Lorax
Six months have elapsed since Doctor Elana Lorax warned against the exploitation of the non-human structures commonly called barnacles. In her plea, she noted that aggressive harvesting could jeopardise efforts to produce a viable synthetic alternative to meta-alloys. Despite President Zachary Hudson’s claim that the purpose of the Federal... Read more
Galactic News: Federal Campaign Comes to an End
A spokesperson for the Future of Segovan has announced that the Federation’s appeal for construction materials has come to an end. Thousands of tonnes of material were delivered to Obsidian Orbital this week, which will be used to construct a new outpost on HIP 17225 A 1. In a... Read more
Galactic News: Edmund Mahon Condemns Imperial-Federal Sabre Rattling
Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon has offered a critical appraisal of the ongoing antagonism between the Empire and the Federation. His comments, delivering during a recent ministerial address, concern the conflict over the organic structures known as barnacles, and the meta-alloys they produce. The pertinent part of his address... Read more
Galactic News: Knives Drawn
With the Federal-Imperial relationship currently on unsteady ground, political commentators have been reviewing recent events and offering their analyses of the current situation. Most agree that the turning point came in March, when the Federation began construction of a new Farragut-class Battlecruiser in the Beta Hydri system. The Empire... Read more
Galactic News: Imperial Campaign Concludes
A spokesperson for Bava Blue Travel Systems has announced that hundreds of independent pilots responded to the recent Imperial appeal for exploration data, delivering large quantities of astronomical information to Bauschinger City in the Bava system. The appeal was part of an Imperial campaign to locate further barnacles, the... Read more
Freelance Report: Barnacles under Assault
The recent meta-alloy rush has left many of the barnacles in the Pleiades Nebula barren. As many scramble to meet the high demand for the material, it seems the Federation lacks the resources to provide adequate defence. Federal vessels have reportedly transported huge quantities of meta-alloys from the Merope... Read more
Freelance Report: Meta-Alloy Rush
As the Federation and Empire attempt to lay claim to the organic structures known as barnacles, the demand for meta-alloys has skyrocketed. Many starports have begun placing orders for the material as a hedge against potential malfunctions. Vernon Trask, lead engineer at Bauschinger City, said: “Some stations have been... Read more
Freelance Report: Jacques Barnacle Search
The discovery of Jacques Station has prompted many Commanders to load up on meta-alloys and start the long trek to Eol Prou RS-T d3-94. One group that has already made it has begun searching the area for barnacles. If the structures are found, they could provide Jacques with the... Read more
Freelance Report: The Demands of Supply
“Commanders are advised to search within nebulae for rocky or high-metal content worlds with a composition of between 66.5% and 99.1% rock and 8.9% and 33.5% metal, with 0% ice. Temperatures between 194K and 451K should be sought. To narrow the field, Commanders should also seek bodies with gravity... Read more
Freelance Report: The Silent Arbiter
As Utopia completes its mission in the Maia system, senior Utopian figures have voiced alarm at the deteriorating situation between the Federation and the Empire over the barnacles. One member of the commune said: “We are surrounded by a galactic mystery. Recent events indicate that humanity may not be... Read more