THE CULLING

Rumors are coming in from Patocuda, home of the 8th Dragon Squadron, about the recent investigation launched on their civilian government. Our source tells us that as a result, a fair number of commanders and political assets have been found guilty of corruption while some have defected the mercenary group for reasons unknown. Details are still to be revealed but we’ve been able to contact one of the men in charge of the investigation, Cmdr Mohizz, and here’s what he had to say:

“Over the last year, some of our commanders and civilian assets have been turned and blinded by the appeal of easy money. Omni-Wide Corp. a well known company, has tried to take advantage of our mercenary brotherhood to achieve their own agenda and take over the 8th Dragon Squadron civilian government. We cannot go into details at the moment but we’ve already started to clean up our ranks. Commanders implicated in any way with Omni-Wide corp. have been dismissed and we’re hunting down the last OWMC civilian assets as we speak. Rest assured that we will get to the bottom of this. In the meantime, Patocuda civilian population has nothing to be worried about, this won’t change anything for them.”

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SEEDS OF CORRUPTION

In 3301, mercenary group, the 8th Dragon Squadron, settled into Patocuda with the intention of using the system as their base of operations. With much zeal, many local high fliers quickly saw the opportunity to forward their own personal goals, leading to an influx of private financial investors and local corporations seeking to exploit and profit from the system’s new administration.

From shrewd business types to wily politicians, many have jostled to take their place among the many appointed civilian positions required in organizing, maintaining and ruling an interplanetary government. Patocuda has since flourished, seeing new trade routes and other business opportunities opening far beyond system borders and many frontline industries have already expanded their own operations into other neighbouring star systems throughout the sector.

Galnet has reported news of this nature since the Dragons first set down on Coney Gateway, but recent geopolitical analyses suggest that over the last two years, the 8th Dragon Council – the true founding members of the group – have found themselves with less and less say in how the day to day running of the faction is run.

We had the opportunity...

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