Hampson Survey put under Quarantine
(Galnet: Imperial Federation, 26.09.3302)What was first considered an odd surge in sick notes aboard Hampson Survey has turned into a widespread outbreak of yet unknown origin. Several people aboard of Hampson Survey reported strange symptoms even after a short prolonged stay at the station and many previous guests were called back to contain the strange phenomenon. As of now it is unknown if the cause is a germ, a chemical leckage of the refinery or based on general radiation. The symptons are too wide spread to be sure.
While the quick spread pointed to an airborne infection, no new variant of any known pathogen has been found as of yet and the general measurements for background radiation and chemical composition didn't show anything out of the ordinary either.
"With no known cause even after a minor quarantine, we had no other option but to put the entire station into lockdown and to hand out protective suits. Several air barriers and disinfection showers are deployed among the corridors to slowly contain the problem. We also ordered new air filters and send out our still healthy engineers to check every nook and cranny at our chemical refineries. Ultimately we hope it will blow over in the next days, with or without knowing the cause."
As stated by the service manager of the station.
Frontline News: The Empire joins the liberation of Auserid!
(Galnet: Empire, 26.09.3302)In the wake of the ongoing war between the Tucanae Alliance and the Chaos Syndicate, the Auserid PLC under its local vice president Dong Case has staged a liberation war for Auserid in the name of the Empire.
As the PLC faced a situation that completely outmatched them with the total air superiority of the ToC forces, the Tucanae Alliance decided to support this unexpected act and prepared the new freedom fighters for the coming storm.
Now that the battles have started, the ToC forces still rule supreme over the skies of Auserid and the Tucanae Alliance decided to send out a request for support of the PLC's cause to independant pilots of the Empire.
Yet, the Auserid PLC pulled its own strings and apparently called in old favors. Only hours after the siege of the Faber Mines began, a legion of the Empire descended upon Auserid and shut down the direct route to the Faber Mines with a majestic interdictor. The 'Trasken Duval' is believed to have been sent by vice-reign Aisling Duval herself to aid in the war against the Chaos Syndicate. It is unclear if this is just a case of a major lend-lease around old favors or an official declaration of war towards the Chaos Syndicate itself. For now the imperial fleet might yet turn the tide in the occuring conflict and spurn the hearts of loyalist all around Tucanae to come to its aid.