Wrapped in a jet black Vallou Greatcoat to fend off the biting cold and snow of Arcurio’s harsh winter, President Roden gave a candid retrospective of his presidency since his convincing victory in the YC111 elections, citing the need for unity among the people of the Federation and a sense of continuity.
In the statement, which came after the official opening of a new line of Arcurio’s AKTA rapid transit system, which will serve the south side of District 24, the president stressed the need for continued vigilance against “elements both foreign and domestic which seek to destabilize the Federal administration.”
Speaking regarding his current term, Roden agreed with questioning from a Scope media representative, indicating that he felt that the Federation was “under the threat of imminent further attack by provist elements within the Caldari State” when he took office in early YC112.
When asked regarding his choice to push through Executive Order 81042 in August YC111 prior to his election, he once again reaffirmed his decision, stating that “while I admire President Foiritan’s dedication to the people of the Federation and our values, along with his continued service to the Gallente people post-presidency, the situation the administration was faced with at the time required rapid and decisive action to counter the imminent threat of provist attacks against Federal territory.
The administration in power at the time was unable to make such decisions, and while it was the most difficult call of my political career to date, it was made with the best interests and safety of the Gallente people at the forefront of my mind. This will always be the case.”
When quizzed on the current economic state of the Federation, the president appeared confident in his response that “the Federal economy is in the most stable position it has been for almost a decade” and confirmed that “both the Secure Commerce Commission and the Bank Of Luminaire are in agreement that we will see solid economic growth in the next two quarters, perhaps 2.5 to 2.7 percent.”
Following up on his statement, Roden offered a rare quip, remarking that “should I be ousted over the course of the coming weeks, I’m sure the Federation’s next president will not have too much work on her hands with regards to our economic state. Perhaps she’ll be able to devote some of that spare time to dazzling us further with her wonderful authoring skills.”
With many of the media amused, but immediately relating this remark to presidential candidate and Arcurio resident Shaileen Ramnev, who at this time remains a close second in the election race according to most opinion polls, the president was then bombarded with questions regarding her campaign.
In response to questioning, Roden remarked that “all friendly jokes aside, while I admire Miss Ramnev’s desire to serve the Gallente people and her idealistic approach to Federal politics, I believe that from both an economic and military standpoint, what the Federation needs more than ever before is a sense of continuity and solidarity, in order to continue to grow and prosper over the coming years.
We must remember that the Federation is still very much at war, and still faces significant threat from the armed forces of the Caldari State. Lest we forget, that a little under two years ago the very ground we stand on in the heart of the Federation was under provist occupancy. Thankfully, direct action from the Federal Combined Armed Forces changed that situation, and we were able to curb the bloodshed for both the Gallente and Caldari people with swift and decisive intervention from our military.
The Federation must maintain a vigilant but grounded approach to this conflict, and we must not let any form of ideal we may have cloud our judgement or falter our stance on this matter.”
At the conclusion of the address, which lasted roughly thirty minutes, the president was photographed laying a wreath of Black Tsuubaaki flowers, native only to the Kaalakiota peaks, on the plinth of the Highlander monument before departing for Villore.]]>
“I heard a calling that has being growing in intensity since I had the great honor to be a part of this magnificent structure’s grand opening,” he declared. “In the years since my work was chosen as the centerpiece of this building, I have been inspired by the fundamentals that motivate a political life and encouraged by the support of my people. I will take our aspirations and make them real.”
A celebrated artist and philosopher whose topical works made him a spokesperson for one of the largest districts in Colelie, Ontbad’s unique perspective on events and the popularity of his work has led to a groundswell of support. Political analysts have been quick to point out that a significant part of Ontbad’s appeal has been his ability to speak unguardedly, and sometimes controversially, about political events.
“While polls have always remained positive despite reception to some of his more controversial works, and he has been a charismatic speaker on media networks, Ontbad may find it hard to censure his tendency to speak from the heart rather than the head,” states University of Caille sociologist and political analyst, Dercel Ambrotte. “He’s characteristic of the sort of political figure that has emerged in the past couple of years. Ontbad is someone who has not been stymied by political decorum and, unfortunately, this will influence voter assessment of his ultimate suitability.”
Ambrotte commented further that Kelen’s heritage has played a significant role in his campaign. Ontbad’s recent speeches in favor of integration and reconciliation with expatriate Matari, following tensions in the region, have gained him considerable favor and financial support from citizens within his district.
“Gallente citizens have appreciated Ontbad’s efforts to promote community relations with the Minmatar population, particularly in the aftermath of Karin Midular’s assassination and the Colelie Incident,” Ambrotte noted. However many commentators are not confident that this support will be as strong outside the Algintal constellation or the Minmatar community.
In the course of his holorally speech, Kelen Ontbad also drew attention to his campaigning, which began in an earnest, if rather unconventional manner shortly after the official announcement of the election timetable. “As you all know, I've already had success speaking with the wider Gallente community in the Vormwire virtual world,” Ontbad pointed out. “This is an entertainment I have already enjoyed a great deal personally as an artist. I have always wanted to capitalize on the ability to address citizens across all regions, using virtual entertainment’s palette of tools to lend ideas and concepts a clearer expression.”
The ability of Ontbad to influence an audience beyond the worlds of virtual entertainment and digital art remains unclear in the run up to close of voting at midnight on Thursday 29th.]]>
Speaking to the Scope, Ramnev said, "These elections are the perfect platform to bring the voice and needs of Caldari Prime’s people to a wider spectrum of attention. The empires turned our home into a theater for war and conflict, resulting in millions of casualties and incalculable damage to our world and society. We won't allow this anymore, and the cluster must heed our arguments and hear our voices."
Shaileen Ramnev, a Gallente citizen born on Caldari Prime, is notably of both Gallente and Caldari origins, and a former member of the Joint Resistance Movement on Caldari Prime during the Provist occupation. Prior to the occupation, she was Mayor of Arcurio, resigning from that office after the declaration of martial law by Provist forces. Ramnev subsequently escaped the city to join the resistance.
Ramnev is well known for her defense of the interests and rights of the general population of Caldari Prime over the will of the empires, taking a line of promoting peace among citizens of both the State and Federation. She is considered the main advocate for the early resistance movements switching their focus from mounting general counter-offensives to defending people from reprisals during the occupation period. This shift of emphasis evolved the early Gallente resistance movements into the Joint Resistance Movement, composed of both Gallente and Caldari dissidents that opposed the Provist paramilitary government's conduct of the occupation.
Political commentators agree that her rise to popularity has enough momentum beyond Caldari Prime that she may have a strong impact on the Federation-wide election.
The Scope's election analyst, Renyart Colsten says, "Shaileen Ramnev has been a strong, initially unforeseen candidate. Caldari Prime is playing an important role in this election campaign and she has grounds to claim both political and moral superiority in any argument involving the planet. This is a strong asset for any candidate and may give her significant presence. That said, history tells us that the personalities with the most momentum, particularly on a single issue, are often those that falter and quickly ebb away in the final phase."
Some far-right and nationalist interests have expressed concern about Ramnev's close relationships with various Caldari figures, her origins as the daughter of a registered Ishukone citizen, and her involvement in the Joint Resistance Movement. Speaking yesterday, Ramnev dismissed such concerns as “racist babble”. She further declared that, “Anyone looking at my history will notice that I never let my relationships with Caldari or Gallente citizens, officers or institutions affect me when making the right choices for the community or my people”.]]>
Despite muted campaigning, amidst a near blackout on government communications with interstellar media organizations during this period, the issues of the campaign promise to be hotly contested during this vital period of the election. With President Jacus Roden standing for his second term under the so-called “Foiritan Amendment” to the federal constitution, the list of his challengers has grown to five additional candidates. These include previous presidential candidate Governor Celes Aguard, runner up to Jacus Roden in the YC111 election. The other candidates are retired military officer Eliaron Idama, the noted digital artist Kelen Ontbad, the actress Serena Nova, and the former mayor of Arcurio and Caldari Prime resistance fighter Shaileen Ramnev.
The Scope will be following the election closely in the run up to close of voting on January 29th.]]>
We especially urge capsuleers not to become alarmed by changes in the behavior of these drones. We recommend that all pilots exercise caution when approaching Circadian Seekers and are sufficiently prepared for retaliation.
Please report any unusual activity to the lawful authorities or your local DED liaison office.]]>
Inner Circle Preliminary Statement Concerning Superluminal Stellar Anomaly YC116-11-26 and the Emergence of New Unstable Wormholes
By Special Directive of the CONCORD Assembly Standing Presidium, the Inner Circle initially tasked all relevant agencies with urgent investigation and analysis of the superluminal stellar anomaly first detected on YC116-11-26.
In the light of subsequent events on YC116-12-09, involving the emergence of new classes of unstable yet navigable wormholes and the existence of an established Sisters of EVE colony in the system designated "Thera", the Inner Circle widened the scope of the inquiry to encompass these developments given the relatively high probability of a link to Superluminal Stellar Anomaly (SSA) YC116-11-26.
Inner Circle sought and gained the co-operation of the Sisters of EVE, and in particular the Sanctuary, with the efforts of the investigating group. As a result we are able to make an initial determination as to the status of the Thera system and ongoing operations in that system.
Our preliminary finding concerning SSA YC116-11-26 is that the origin point is located within the bounds of star system W477-P, constellation B-PHYN, region UUA-F4. The probability that the origin point is in fact co-located with the central star of W477-P is considered to be very high by the investigating group.
Our preliminary finding concerning the emergence of new classes of unstable yet navigable wormholes is that there is high probability of a link with SSA YC116-11-26. The investigating group considers that there is a strong time ordered correlation between SSA YC116-11-26 and the formation of the so-called "optimal pathways" that support coalescence of viable superluminal conduits for both energy and matter. More evidence is required before we can go beyond this initial evaluation.
The Thera system has been classified "Unclaimable" under the sovereignty provisions of the Yulai Convention. The extraterritoriality clauses of the sovereignty provisions are however considered to apply to the four operational Sanctuary stations located in Thera. The Sanctuary has acknowledged and agreed that the Yulai Convention applies in full to their stations in Thera. Under the convention, therefore, these stations will remain open to all traffic beyond the period of immediate emergency.
It is the view of the Inner Circle that the period of emergency in Thera is coming to a close. The Sanctuary has confirmed that search and rescue operations are being brought to an end. The re-establishment of full logistical support for the remaining stations is the most important of the remaining tasks, and this is progressing satisfactorily.
The above findings are strictly preliminary. The Inner Circle anticipates releasing a fuller, albeit interim, report in the coming days.
The Scope understands that the interim report referred to will be made available on request through standard CONCORD publication channels. No further comment has been forthcoming from CONCORD agencies or the Sisters of EVE.]]>
Sister Taya Akira has revealed to the Scope – in what she freely admits is a breach of her oath of obedience to the Sisters of EVE – that several years ago the Sanctuary established a large multiple station colony in a hitherto unknown star system only accessible using wormhole exploration technology developed by the Sisters of EVE. Sister Taya has claimed that this system was named "Thera" and she was until recently working as a research scientist at a Sanctuary facility in the system.
Sister Taya has further claimed that the appearance of Caroline's Star coincided with a loss of contact between Sanctuary headquarters in X-7OMU and the colony in the Thera system. She states that she has decided to break her oath and speak out due to a refusal on the part of the SOE leadership to mount a large-scale effort to re-establish contact with the colony. Sister Taya believes, for reasons she has refused to specify, that the colony may be in great danger and that rescue operations are required. Her most urgent appeal is "for capsuleers to co-ordinate and co-operate in the search for Thera and our lost colleagues".
The Scope reached out to the Sisters of EVE and the Sanctuary for comment on this story but all regular SOE contacts have declined that offer.]]>
Prompted by the observations of noted capsuleer space photographer Caroline Grace, several capsuleers last night detected an apparent "new star" in the local star field and immediately began efforts to triangulate its location. It was quickly realized that the stellar anomaly was visible in multiple star systems across the New Eden cluster, regardless of the large distances in light years between them. As capsuleer reports mounted it became apparent that the phenomenon was visible in all local cluster systems and varied in its prominence according to distance from the far interstellar north-east.
As non-capsuleer scientists scrambled to catch up, the collective observations of many pilots across New Eden soon enabled independent stellar cartographers in the capsuleer community to locate the anomaly in the isolated UUA-F4 region, and later to pinpoint it in the close vicinity of the W477-P system. This system has been cautiously and provisionally confirmed as the most likely location of the anomaly by astronomers at Caille University, Republic University and the School of Applied Knowledge. The Faculty of Cosmology at Hedion University has so far declined to comment on the anomaly.
Asked to explain the superluminal effects of the phenomenon, Wolls Obraio, Professor of Astrophysics at Caille University said, "I'm frankly baffled. The information we've been able to gather from this anomaly is in some respects suggestive of a core collapse supernova but there is simply no way in which the light would be visible in every system of the cluster. It is there. It is manifesting faster than light. It should not be possible."
Doctor Niils Cassira of the School of Applied Knowledge was more willing to speculate, "We know space-time in the local area of this cluster is atypical. At least since the Seyllin Incident and the emergence of unstable wormholes it has been clear that a fundamental alteration of the local fabric has taken place. In my view, and this is speculative, it is entirely possible that the local area exists in a bubble of space-time in which certain non-standard possibilities may manifest. If that is true, well all bets are off for what may happen next."]]>
A number of independent security forces have reported that earlier this week a large scale incursion of Nation's True Power division emerged in the CZ-06R constellation. They further report that for some six days the incursion fleet has controlled the area with no contest from local capsuleer forces. Despite their overwhelming superiority in the constellation, observers reported that Nation forces abruptly began "evacuating star systems without using wormholes" at approximately 13:45 Eve Standard Time today.
After issuing the revised alert, Brigadier General Odo Korachi of the DED's Genesis Fleet assured the assembled press that "all avenues of investigation are being explored to ascertain the reason for the sudden disappearance of thousands of hostile True Power vessels." General Korachi added: "At this time, we are unsure if this change in the normal pattern of a Nation incursion is an attempt at luring curious pilots into the area in order to stage a large scale ambush, or if there are other reasons for the withdrawal of True Power forces from CZ-06R. We advise all pilots to remain clear of the area until a thorough investigation has been conducted."
Scope News has confirmed with CONCORD sources that substantiated reports from cargo runners and caravan pilots describe large numbers of Sansha's Nation vessels rapidly leaving the constellation using both the regional stargate network and off-grid deadspace stargates known to the local smuggler community. Several of these reports agree that the Nation fleets were heading out of Oasa and into the Cobalt Edge region.]]>
The announcement from the Federal Elections Commission follows a legislative request from the Federal Senate to regularize the timetable for federal elections. The extraordinary presidential election held in YC111, following the ouster of former President Souro Foiritain, was considered to have introduced an undesirable timetabling anomaly into the presidential and senate electoral cycle. Additionally, the Elections Commission has established a new five-year cycle of senate elections introducing a system whereby a fifth of all senators will be elected each year.
Federal election reform has been an ongoing source of contention within the political system since the highly controversial occupied territories 'No Vote' bill was passed in the run up to the presidential election of YC111. As well as providing for annual refreshment of the Senate's composition, the reforms package includes a new 'quadruple lock' on the right to vote in federal elections. The lock prevents disenfranchisement of federal territories without a two-thirds majority vote of the Federal Senate followed by the agreement of two-thirds of all System Governors, the Federal Military Commission, and the Federation President.
While some have expressed disquiet at a role for the military in federal election law, it is well-known that many high-ranking officers were outraged by the 'No Vote' bill and lobbied to have it overturned. The Federal Elections Commission has confirmed that all Federal Districts will be participating in the January election under the new arrangements.]]>
Tukoss was registered as a missing person with the Republic Security Services more than two years ago, after vanishing during the initial setup stages of the Arek’Jalaan project. Former Program Director at the Otosela Neuropsychology Center for Zainou Biotech, Tukoss defected to the Minmatar Republic in YC113 and claimed political asylum before joining Eifyr & Co.
Speaking on behalf of the corporation, and responding to public communications on GalNet by Tukoss in recent days, Public Relations Director Frelf Laer expressed her delight, saying, “The reappearance of Dr. Tukoss has allowed many of our staff to breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that he appears to be safe and well. At this time, Dr. Tukoss has not attempted to re-establish contact with Eifyr & Co, however, we warmly welcome him back, and hope that he will be in contact as soon as he has caught up on current affairs.”
Asked to comment on the unusual nature of the communciations, Director Laer would say only that "Eifyr specialists in encryption and expert systems are studying the material closely." When approached for comment, both the Republic Security Services and Zainou Biotech declined the opportunity to respond to the reports of Hilen Tukoss communicating with capsuleers.]]>
At this time, the intended outcome of the summit is still unknown, however a number of notable scientists in the field of Sleeper behavioral research and astrophysics from the Science and Trade Institute and Center for Advanced Studies have been seen arriving at Inner Circle headquarters. Representatives from Duvolle Laboratories, Zero G Research and Propel Dynamics are also apparently on route to join the summit, most likely to provide technical and engineering expertise.
In addition to this, renowned wormhole expert and DED Officer Vieve Creston, as well as Sister Anza Sagera of the Sisters of EVE and Matshi Raish of the Society of Conscious Thought have all been confirmed as arriving in Yulai within the last few hours.
When approached for further information, Public Relations and Press contacts for the CONCORD Assembly declined to comment on the current situation.]]>
A number of types of recovered components from wreckage of Sleeper vessels have been reclassified as potentially hazardous or dangerous, after discussion during a meeting of representatives from the Directive Enforcement Department and CONCORD’s Inner Circle earlier today.
During the release, Rayla Netho, Chief Financial Officer for the SCC, expanded on the reasoning for the reclassification, saying "we have been made aware that some of these components may contain potentially toxic or hazardous materials, and would prefer that they are sold to the proper authorities in order that they be disposed of correctly without posing a potential risk to the health or wellbeing of anyone who handles them. As such we will be offering premium prices, alongside licensed buyers, in order to reward those who bring hardware to authorized corporations for proper disposal."
In addition to this statement, Scope News was able to speak briefly with DED Director of Operations, Arve Vesren, who expanded further on the topic, claiming that "some of the hardware we have been able to analyze presents a potential safety risk to those who may handle or attempt to reverse engineer it. As such we advise against tampering with this equipment, and instead recommend handing to the proper authorities for correct disposal."
When asked for further information, Director Vesren declined to comment further. The Inner Circle was also unavailable for comment when contacted this afternoon.]]>
Speaking during a press conference from Imperial Navy headquarters, Admiral Ren Karetta declared that "assistance from a number of sources within the capsuleer loyalist bloc has allowed us to make further advancements in downsizing Sleeper derived technologies in order to apply them to a lighter hull than the strategic cruiser platforms."
Admiral Karetta elaborated further on the breakthrough, commenting that "as it stands, thanks to the diligence and support of capsuleer organizations loyal to the Empire, this breakthrough has shed light on potential applications for more compact tracking and hardpoint technologies that may be suitable for a new tactical destroyer class hull.
“With the assistance of those in service of the Amarr Empire, in particular Admiral Ascentior of Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris [PIE] and his fellow pilots, our research and development staff are poised to make further breakthroughs in several fields in the coming weeks," continued Admiral Karetta.
After completing his address, Admiral Karetta handed the floor to Grand Admiral Kezti Sundara, Commander in Chief of the Imperial Navy, who reiterated the gratitude of the Navy, saying "today, the Empire shares with the rest of the cluster, its pride in the strength of those who choose to serve her cause, and the cause of God. It gives me immense pride to grant the honorary rank of Fabricator-General of the Imperial Navy to Admiral Ascentior of Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris, for his diligence and devotion to duty as a subject of God and Empire."
In the wake of the announcement, the Scope Galactic News Network has received reports from several unconfirmed sources that a short notice meeting of the CONCORD Assembly's Inner Circle has been called, apparently to discuss the implications of further weaponization of Sleeper derived technologies.]]>
Speaking from Federation Navy headquarters in Algogille, Admiral Auver Bauvon of Tripwire Intelligence and Command expanded on the rumors, saying “the Federation Navy believes that this change in Sleeper activity presents an enormous opportunity for deeper research into their technology, which will hopefully yield more fruitful results than previous avenues of testing.”
Echoing the sentiments of Admiral Bauvon, Valklear General Heder Elislar of the Republic Fleet also stressed the importance of the change in activity, stating that “the Republic Fleet and Republic Security Services well be working around the clock with our best engineers and scientists to determine the best course of action to take advantage of this new data. This is very much a case of striking while the iron is hot, and ensuring we gather as much data as possible.”
Shortly after the statement issued by the Republic Fleet, representatives from the Imperial Navy and Caldari Navy stepped forward to further reinforce the viewpoint.
While at this time there still seems to be confusion over what this change in Sleeper activity could mean for the cluster, all four navies are requesting that capsuleers donate any spare salvage they may have to assist with research.
At present, the navies are looking to acquire the following:
This hardware can be delivered to the following navy representatives:
Speaking from the headquarters of The Sanctuary in a press conference that accompanied the release of the paper, Sister Anza Sagera of the Aulari Chapter expanded on the report’s findings, saying “while we remain unsure of the exact cause of the change in behavior, we are confident that we can accurately predict the new patterns of action that we are witnessing and do not believe that the changes in activity represent an elevated threat to any sovereign borders.”
After transmitting a detailed breakdown of the report to the Directive Enforcement Department this evening, The Sanctuary also confirmed that Arve Vesren, Director of Operations for the DED has called a meeting with the Inner Circle to discuss the findings further.
When approached for comment, Vesren offered only her assurance that “the DED and Inner Circle will be studying this report in great detail, before providing our recommendations to various law enforcement agencies and navies in the coming days.”]]>
The battle, which was triggered by Operation Highlander – the Federation Navy’s assault against the Caldari Navy’s Leviathan-class titan CN Shiigeru – brought an end to the five year siege of Caldari Prime, the historical capital of the Caldari State and home world of the Caldari people.
In a statement released by Muryia Mordu this afternoon, the decoration was noted as “a tribute to the actions of independent capsuleers and the noble sacrifice of countless crew in service of both the Gallente Federation and Caldari State, which was made to ensure that the turbulent situation on the planet was brought to an end”.
Mordu concluded the statement by expressing his personal gratitude to the recipients of the decoration – titled “Muryia’s Wings” – for their heroic efforts in bringing the conflict on Caldari Prime, which is now recognized across the cluster as a demilitarized zone under joint Caldari-Gallente administration, to an end.
Following the statement, Tsuni Aina, Strike Commander for Mordu’s Legion Command responded to questions relating to the timing of the decoration’s award by revealing that “the issue of this ribbon has been in dispute with the Directive Enforcement Department for over a year, after a number of Navy Personnel involved in the conflict regarded the decoration of capsuleers for their actions during Operation Highlander to be in poor taste.”
She continued, by expressing the opinion that “Mordu’s Legion Command believes that intervention by independent capsuleers provided the required firepower to bring the situation to a swift resolution, and prevented millions of deaths that would have been brought about by a more prolonged conflict and surface counter-invasion by the Caldari armed forces.”
Strike Commander Aina also confirmed that the decoration was issued to a total of 3,841 capsuleers, all of whom were registered with the Directive Enforcement Department as having been involved in the engagement in low orbit of Caldari Prime.]]>
The ceremony occurred in front of the Operation: Highlander memorial in District 24 of the city and was greeted with a roaring cheer from employees of both corporations as Mens Reppola and Ontre Ildrie shared a handshake after the official handover of the city. The agreement specifies that the city, which is still regarded as the historical and cultural capital of the Caldari State, is now formally placed under Ishukone administration with Mordu's Legion Command continuing to provide global security and policing for the planet.
In a press conference after the ceremony, Ontre Ildrie expressed his satisfaction with the smoothness of the transition, hailing Ishukone's "openness, professionalism and diligence in ensuring that the correct criteria for handover were met". Similarly, newly appointed Commanding Officer for Mordu's Legion Command's presence on the planet, Strike Commander Tsuni Aina, praised both corporations on their "incredibly professional approach to an extremely sensitive and important matter."
While small scale unrest in several of Arcurio's outlying districts has been reported by local news agencies, there have been no reports of injury or property damage, and Mordu's Legion Security Forces have been quick to quell any disturbances in the wake of the handover.
In a joint press conference today, Ishukone administrative personnel stood alongside those from Material Acquisition as details of the handover were announced. The agreement places the three most populous cities on the planet – Tovil, Arcurio and Pakuri – under the administration of Ishukone after the planet was declared a demilitarized zone in the wake of Operation Highlander in March YC 115.
Ishukone’s Administrative Director for Caldari Prime responded to the announcement during questions, saying “the city of Arcurio is the historical and cultural capital of the Caldari State. It holds a special place in the heart of every Caldari, and of course is where the Caldari and Gallente peoples first made contact. It should remain preserved and protected under Caldari administration, after the damage sustained during Operation Highlander is repaired.”
The comment was met with agreement from Senate representatives, before it was confirmed that Mordu’s Legion Command have extended their contract with the two administrative corporations to provide security personnel and policing for the planet for a further four years until YC 120.
When questioned regarding the involvement of other Caldari megacorporations in the administration of Caldari Prime, Ishukone responded, “we are aware that several other megacorporations within the State have differences of opinion with regard to how administration should be handled.”]]>
The announcement comes as the corporation increasingly appears to be positing itself, with its projected independence and strength, at the forefront of corporate messaging. CEO Mens Reppola was on hand to greet and address Ishukone workers who had arrived to witness the station’s six primary reactors be brought back online after laying dormant for over half a decade during the extensive repairs.
Speaking in front of an assembly of over one hundred thousand Ishukone employees, with his address broadcast across both the Nugoeihuvi and Scope news networks, Reppola hailed the moment as the birth of a new era in the legacy of Ishukone, but cautioned that the corporation would “continue to take its recovery in slow and well measured steps.”
Reppola closed the address by thanking “each and every Ishukone employee for their unswaying loyalty and dedication to their corporation” and assured the workforce that “the legacy of [his] predecessor will continue to ensure that Ishukone employees receive the finest support available.” Soon after his address concluded, hundreds of vessels were seen to be arriving in newly re-opened docking bays.]]>