After what was a turbulent and politically charged assignment, all vessels belonging to the 8th Dragon Squadron of Patocuda have now departed the conflict ravaged system of Terra Mater.  Since the signing of their well publicized agreement to support the Brotherhood of Terra Mater in a full scale takeover of their home system, the contract mercs faced a campaign fraught with issues as many powerful and equally well organised factions were staunchly focused on keeping the Terra Mater system under Justice Party control.

During the operation, Dragon pilots reported swift and deadly resistance from local parties and – rather unexpectedly – followers of the Guardians of Harmony; a group known to hold strong ties with Utopian cult leader, Pranav Antal. Several coordinated attacks were made on 8th Dragon controlled systems by the GoH following the invasion of Terra Mater – suggesting an attempt to shift the mercenary group’s attention from their target system to the defending of their home territories.

After talks with rival faction ambassadors and peacekeepers, the Dragon Squadron publicly agreed to pull out of Terra Mater leaving the Brotherhood to their own fate – a move that surpris...

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The Militia for Independent Research along with their partners, Wayfarer Industries have succeeded in their pledge to make the 49 Arietis system a hub for privately funded and co-operative studies into alien research. As one of the closest systems to the Pleiades Sector, without Federal or Imperial presence, the once lawless and poorly patrolled system has seen an increase in security formed by the new government.  War broke out last week in zones across the system including main starport Gaiman Dock, home to the 49 Arietis Gold Council headquarters who have been in control of the sector for some time.

The poorly maintained Gold Council defence force were quickly routed by combat vessels belonging to both Wayfarer Industries and the MIR but reports suggest that many ships bearing the 8th Dragon insignia were also present.

Wayfarer Industries spokesperson, Raquel Verte said, “We are pleased that the combined forces involved in what was an unavoidable military confrontation managed to keep casualties to a minimum. The Gold Council would never have listened to reason and found themselves overwhelmed by our brave pilots...

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An attack on a military base was today condemned by the 49 Arietis Defence Force as “completely unacceptable.”

Many perimeter security ships and automated defence installations were destroyed or damaged as they clashed with several air and ground based attackers during the incident at Stevens Reach. Millions of credits worth of damage to the base has been reported and sources suggest that the attack was planned by a rival faction based within 49 Arietis itself.

Speaking live on Galnet, Chief of Security Harlan Rhyne of the 49 Arietis Defence Force  said: “The violence was completely unacceptable. This base and all our other operational centres are highly important to what limited security we can offer in this hell hole of a system.  We have always worked very co-operatively with the current government and we deem this act to have been a political statement borne from as yet unknown sources. We have our suspicions regarding the party behind the assault and we will not rest until this issue has been resolved.”

Security protocols around all Defence Force bases have been raised as a result.

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Citizens of Shepherd Orbital in the Jardovici system will rise tomorrow to find themselves under the administration of a new government. The recent election results between the Jardovici Justice Party and foreign power, the Black Birds Consilium, have now been fed to all local news networks confirming an overall majority win for the BBC.

A dictatorial regime originally based in the nearby system of Munfayl, the Black Birds Consilium wasted little time in securing assets in Jardovici over one standard year ago, including Cori Survey and Guerrero Prospect.  Seeing little opposition from the system’s then government, the party’s influence on local politics quickly escalated until the arrival of yet another foreign faction, the Guardians of Tranquility.

Keen to form a mutually beneficial relationship between the two parties, the Guardians were quoted as agreeing to make no moves towards control of Jardovici and are rumored to having employed the services of a mercenary group in order to ensure the legislative victory of the BBC in the next election.

Ardelle Kingston, leader of the Justice Party, has rubbished the results with claims that the Black Birds Consilium have been involved ...

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After a long and drawn out battle in the HIP 80243 system, the Eta Draconis Gold Vision Company stand victorious over the HIP 80243 Republic Party. An important station essential to the system’s agricultural and tourist industry has fallen under the control of the invaders thanks to the joint efforts of the Flying Tigers and 8th Dragon Squadron. Despite much resistance from the locals, who themselves employed a special ops team known as the Elite Secret Service to assist them, failed to defend Yegorov Terminal efficiently leading to a complete abandonment of posts by Republic Party officials early this morning. Administration of the station will now be overseen by Flying Tiger handlers, Gold Vision Company and its President, Vidar Vondell. The President assured the population that ‘this is the beginning of a better life for all who have made HIP 80243 their home.’

When asked if he had plans to exploit more opportunities within local borders the President declined to comment.

The war, while over, appears to have caused some tension between the 8th Dragon Squadron and the Elite Secret Service, however...

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