Community Goal: Searching for Barnacles
Since the non-human structures known as barnacles were first discovered, they have prompted fierce debate, attracted intense scrutiny and even triggered the despatch of a Federal Fleet to the Merope system. As the only known source of meta-alloys, the barnacles are of considerable value. It is therefore unsurprising that... Read more
Freelance Report: Federal Expansion Ignites Controversy
The announcement of Federal plans to expand into the Pleiades Nebula, and the Federation’s call for the support of independent pilots, has ignited a firestorm of controversy. Although there is support for the Federation’s goals, many have expressed reservations. One Commander, who wished to remain anonymous due to his... Read more
Freelance Report: Federal Expansion Ignites Controversy
The announcement of Federal plans to expand into the Pleiades Nebula, and the Federation’s call for the support of independent pilots, has ignited a firestorm of controversy. Although there is support for the Federation’s goals, many have expressed reservations. One Commander, who wished to remain anonymous due to his... Read more
Freelance Report: Strategic Resource Denial
General Alexander Lee, recently retired from United Teaka First, made a guest appearance on the independent talk show Affairs of State this weekend. General Lee responded to questions regarding Federal fleets stationed at barnacle sites. “Strategic resource acquisition and denial is key in any conflict. It is accomplished by... Read more
Freelance Report: Debate over Federal Intervention Continues
As the debate rages over the presence of the Federal battle cruiser Thanatos at Merope 2 A, public opinion has reached a crescendo. Commanders throughout the galaxy are weighing in. Is the Federal presence warranted? While some Commanders applaud the Federation for its efforts to conserve the barnacles, just... Read more
Galactic News: Zachary Hudson Responds to Imperial Criticism
Yesterday, the Empire joined the debate over the Federation’s decision to deploy Farragut Battle Cruisers in the Merope system. In a statement, Senator Zemina Torval asserted that the use of Federal warships represented an attempt to claim possession of the non-human structures, commonly known as barnacles, found in Merope.... Read more
Freelance Report: Friendly Fire over Merope 2 A
Despite assertions from Admiral Maxton Price that Federal ships in Merope would not initiate conflict, a recent incident report tells a different story. The report claims that a clearly marked Asp Explorer science vessel was shot down, without provocation, by Federal vessels above Merope 2 A. Rescue teams from... Read more
Galactic News: Empire Criticises Federal Presence in Merope
Over the past week, there has been considerable debate over the presence of Federal battle cruisers in the Merope system. The ships have taken up position near the non-human structures commonly known as barnacles, prompting censure from various sections of the galactic community. A recent statement from Admiral Maxton... Read more
Freelance Report: Canonn at Full Tilt
Following a recent statement from Admiral Maxton Price of the Federal Navy concerning Farragut Battle Cruisers in the Merope system, Dr Arcanonn of the Canonn Interstellar Research Group has responded: “Admiral Price’s authoritative assurance is most welcome. Canonneers and other researchers can hereafter refer to his words as we... Read more
Freelance Report: Fresh Fruit Meets Bitter Harvest
Speaking from the Canonn Interstellar Research Institute, Dr Arcanonn has commented on the current state of barnacle research and lauded the discovery of harvesting sites in the California Nebula: “Once again, the efforts of an independent explorer have resulted in an exciting discovery. Thanks to Commander Wobblytickle’s report from... Read more