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Arista Shahni

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Re: Rumors! Gossip! Tabloids!
« Reply #60 on: 19 Jul 2013, 01:02 »

I debated as to whether Makkal should spit it out, which is common when you do a tasting for young wines, especially reds.

But I suppose a proper Khanid woman always swallows.

Of course.  We are followers of our rich tradition and though we take great care to never offend and stay proper as circumstances dictate... spitting is rude.
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Re: Rumors! Gossip! Tabloids!
« Reply #61 on: 19 Jul 2013, 16:46 »

Verge Vendor - Unusual numbers of high quality, unmarked cybernetics have been observed over the last few months in the Verge Vendor markets. Ranging from simple neural sub-processors to full skeletal replacement, authorities have been unable to identify the origin of where they are being manufactured. When confronted with warrants, distributing merchants have provided their business information but all leads have been dead ends.

Despite the nebulous illegality of these cybernetics, their quality and diverse range have been popular with certain interest groups. Chief among them are students of colleges and universities, who largely feel they are capitalizing on an opportunity for cheap but top-of-the-line wetware. Regulation officials have tentatively classified the devices as 'safe to use', citing they haven't discovered any malevolent coding or hidden features. Nonetheless, people are encouraged to avoid using unlicensed cybernetics for health and safety reasons.

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Re: Rumors! Gossip! Tabloids!
« Reply #62 on: 22 Jul 2013, 07:46 »

Clearly harmless.
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Re: Rumors! Gossip! Tabloids!
« Reply #63 on: 22 Jul 2013, 21:31 »

Everyshore - The Search continues for twelve Gallentean individuals who have been abducted from the Fifth planet of the Averon Solar System.

The Individuals, eight men and four women, were reported missing on the 16th of June. Having last been seen on the 14th at a party in the Minmatar quarter of the city of Arnet. According to friends of the missing persons, they were last seen accompanying a larger group of people intending to take the party elsewhere after a scuffle between one of the missing persons and a party goer that descended into racial slurs. It should be noted the altercation occurred between a Brutor male and a Gallentean Male. 

According to emergency service reports, numerous calls were reported indicating the sounds of gunfire and fighting broke out within the Minmatar quarter of the city. This being amidst the continued backlash of the events only a month earlier when Minmatar Republic vessels entered Gallente Federation space, following a subsequent skirmish between forces of capital ships ending in the annihilation of the Minmatar fleet, was not alarming unto itself. However when emergency services responded there were no signs of an altercation taking place.

No witnesses have come forward and Arnet Police are urging any citizens who may have heard or seen something to please come forward with anything that may help the case.

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Re: Rumors! Gossip! Tabloids!
« Reply #64 on: 06 Sep 2013, 08:27 »

A serious transit accident today delayed many residents of the Ishukone Corporation Station Korama 3 - 10 on their way to work. The transit system was returned to normal with minimal delay and the incident is not anticipated to have any effect on production output. An investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing. Family members of the injured and deceased are encouraged to make contact with the stations Public Contact Office for information.


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Re: Rumors! Gossip! Tabloids!
« Reply #65 on: 20 Oct 2013, 12:08 »

Khanid Prime - Tragedy once again strikes the Tyrathlion family, cutting short its recent return to prominence, as a fire broke out on the main family estate just after 4AM local time on October 20th, injuring fourteen and killing two.

Among the dead was Holder Repentence Tyrathlion, who succumbed to excessive smoke inhalation as she and close friend and fellow Tyrathlion Interstellar director Morwen Lagann attempted to help others evacuate the building.  Ms. Lagann is listed as being in stable condition at a local hospital, and has been unreachable for comment.

Investigations into the cause and origin of the blaze are ongoing, but initial reports indicate a high possibility of arson. No suspects have been named or apprehended, but local political experts suggest that the recent move by the Tyrathlion family to free every slave within its possession and transition them to paid employment contracts may have triggered more than just grumbling among other local Holders, who have yet to comment on the incident.

In related news, a similar blaze has consumed the satellite Casaven estate, known to be under the control of the elder Tyrathlion daughter, Charity.  No casualties from the Casaven fire have been confirmed, but experts believe that the poor condition of the estate due to a long period of abandonment and disuse may have trapped people in areas that cannot yet be safely examined.  Charity herself has been missing since the fire, and may also be deceased.
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3) The lack of suitable male partners can be summed up in most cases thusly: interested, worth the air they breathe, available; pick two.

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Re: Rumors! Gossip! Tabloids!
« Reply #66 on: 20 Oct 2013, 12:37 »

* Ava Starfire hugs a lot
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Re: Rumors! Gossip! Tabloids!
« Reply #67 on: 21 Oct 2013, 13:53 »

If there's anything I can do to help, please let me knnow.
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« Reply #68 on: 10 Feb 2014, 22:00 »

Khanid Prime - In a surprising turn of events, two and a half months of slow and arduous court proceedings ground to a complete halt and then reversed course last Friday after the revealing of new evidence regarding the fires that destroyed the primary Tyrathlion family estates and the satellite Casaven estates several months ago. The blazes injured fourteen and killed two, including Holder Repentence Tyrathlion in the early morning of 20th October, 115YC.

A number of weeks after the fires, representatives of the Hibralem, Khamel and Pahinoud families brought the sole inheritor of the Tyrathlion family's estates and assets, the newly-appointed Tyrathlion Interstellar CEO Morwen Lagann, to regional court to challenge her inheritance on the basis that she was not a Kingdom citizen.

Aided by the lack of a precedent for the case, Ms. Lagann's careful maneuvering through the proceedings allowed her to keep the legal process moving along at a snail's pace while she continued to gather evidence related to the arson.

The bulk of that evidence was presented in court Friday morning in the form of over twenty hours' worth of recorded conversations and secure correspondance between the leaders of the three challenging families indicating that an anonymous source had provided them with inside information that would allow them to bypass Tyrathlion defences; political analysts following the case suggest that with the Tyrathlion family eliminated or weakened, the Hibralem, Khamel and Pahinoud families stood the most to gain.

These revelations were met with loud denials from the three Holders, and a harsh and pointed outburst directed at Ms. Lagann from Lord Khamel, the youngest of her three challengers. While court transcripts were provided, the contents of Lord Khamel's outburst were deemed unsuitable for inclusion in print. Lords Hibralem and Pahinoud had no further statements to add before the court ordered a four-day recess to examine the evidence presented.

Neither Ms. Lagann nor her challengers have responded to requests for comment.

UPDATE 11th February: A few hours after court reconvened, the magistrate ordered the case dismissed on the grounds that the evidence presented the week before provided sufficient to bring the three Holders' standing in the case into question.

The initial response from Lords Hibralem and Pahinoud was predictably muted, but Lord Khamel rose to his feet and hurled a loud torrent of invectives in Ms. Lagann's direction, receiving no response from her except for what appeared a particularly smug expression before he was ordered to silence by the magistrate. After a hushed but visibly heated exchange between the three Lords, the representative for the Pahinoud family addressed the assembled courtroom to deliver a statement that Lords Hibralem, Khamiel and Pahinoud would be "withdrawing their case with full immediacy" and had "no intention of challenging the magistrate's decision."

Addressing Ms. Lagann, the magistrate explained that while she would be permitted to retain her inheritance for the time being, it was strongly encouraged that she complete the citizenship process through whatever methods available by the end of the year to prevent any further complications. Aside from briefly thanking the magistrate for his time, and an apology for the time wasted due to the "amateur machinations of petty, greedy old men," Ms. Lagann had no statements to add before the court was adjourned.

Witnesses reported seeing Lord Khamel begin another barrage of verbal abuse as Ms. Lagann attempted to leave the court building, but noted that the brewing altercation was abruptly stopped in its tracks after what appeared to be a short but terse response from Ms. Lagann caused Lord Khamel to go silent.

As expected, neither side has responded to requests for comment.

(Note: As with the previous one, this article would have been broadcast primarily on local Kingdom networks but probably not much further beyond that.)
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3) The lack of suitable male partners can be summed up in most cases thusly: interested, worth the air they breathe, available; pick two.

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Re: Rumors! Gossip! Tabloids!
« Reply #69 on: 15 Jul 2014, 21:00 »

This article appeared some time ago in a local tabloid, mostly read only in the Spaen constellation, but it's slowly spreading:

Schoorasana Saviour Secretly Sansha Slaver!?! - SmEggtalk Press, 116.04.20

Ché Biko, who was born in Vredelwhaen, but grew up in his current hometown of Zilveras, is not the only capsuleer who hails from the Schoorasana system, but he is one of the better known ones. And not for the things capsuleers are usually known for, no this guy is special, if only for the fact that he also does not think too highly of the so-called "elite". He's known to utter the term "egger" on a regular basis, and from time to time voices his disgust about the most immoral actions of his colleagues.
Not only that, be he is actually one of the rare specimens that tries to use his power to help others, and tries to do so with a lot of respect for the lives of us "baseliners": He has not destroyed a hostile ship in years, and his own loss rate is very low. He has not lost a crew in years, and his losses are only half a dozen ships in total.
Recently, Biko, who was always somewhat of a humanitarian when he was not having fun racing in the Subwarp Racing Venture league or filling his wallets with his industrial activities, went a bit further than writing petitions and pointless picketing. He actually started to do something good: saving the lives of those marooned in space.
These "deathcan rescues" were being done by others before Biko joined the cause, but he quickly decided that things could be done better and created the C3SRC channel in order to increase patrol coverage and efficiency.
Sounds like a nice guy, right? But wait...there's more. We at SmEggtalk investigated Biko's doings and we uncovered some worrying things.
You don't have to search GalNet too thoroughly to see that he's somewhat of a closet Sansha loyalist. Just read his story "Nightmares" to get a glimpse of his psychopathic side. CONCORD has also taken note of his connections with more criminally inclined capsuleers and/or their establishments: He's been visiting parties and establishments (usually under influence of one substance or another) of capsuleers like Silas Vitalia, Evelyn Meiyi, Leopold Caine and was romanticly involved with Cynthia Gallente.
And what do all these people have in common? They were or still are involved in human trafficking and slavery and many other things that would discourage most humanitarians from visiting their parties. It makes one wonder: why exactly does a humanitarian like Biko socialize with these people? And what fate awaits those who are rescued by Biko?
Although he does cooperate with fellow rescue pilots, mainly the Disciples of Ston, he has only on one or two occasions, during his first partrols, transferred the people (mostly slaves) he rescues to their emancipation/matriculation centers. Biko never mentioned what he does with those he has saved since then, and nobody has bothered to ask.
We managed to find one member of the temp crews Biko hires whenever he's going to one of the mentioned establishments in low security space, the Ivory Tower in the Akila system in this particular case. "Yeah...I remember that trip. [..] We encountered one of those deathcans. [..] So, we arrived [at the Tower] with...I think around 20 additional passengers whose lives we saved. But I've not seen them after the initial inspection, which was well before we arrived, so I can't tell if they were on board or not when we left the next day. I just assumed they were fine."
This crew member is not the only one we could find that, although they took part in other rescues, had no idea what happened to those saved after they left the ship. In fact, not one of those we found knew what the fate of those people was.
Now, look at this communication summary between Biko and Sansha loyalist Tiberious Thessalonia on and another egger on The Summit channel:
[ 115.12.04 00:28:36 ] Che Biko > Hello, Tiberious. I have something for you.
[ 115.12.04 00:29:30 ] Che Biko > Would you be able to pick it up in Tekaima?
[Biko's HQ system]
[ 115.12.04 00:33:06 ] Caldari Egger [Name withheld] > Why not hire a professional courier?
[ 115.12.04 00:34:02 ] Che Biko > Me? I would not know where to send it to.
[ 115.12.04 00:34:21 ] Caldari Egger > Red Frog Freight
[ 115.12.04 00:34:27 ] Caldari Egger > Send it to them.
[ 115.12.04 00:34:49 ] Tiberious Thessalonia > Red Frog does not take orders to unknown areas.
[ 115.12.04 00:35:07 ] Caldari Egger > Ah, he does not know the destination.
[ 115.12.04 00:35:20 ] Caldari Egger > If I might hazard an ignorant assumption, I'd say he wants it sent to Nation.
[ 115.12.04 00:38:23 ] Tiberious Thessalonia > That should be fine.  I will have someone come pick it up.
[ 115.12.04 00:38:59 ] Che Biko > Should be fine...heh.
[ 115.12.04 00:39:16 ] Tiberious Thessalonia > Yes, thank you.
[ 115.12.04 00:39:23 ] Tiberious Thessalonia > I will make sure it is well taken care of.

Now, what could a humanitarian rescue pilot possibly have that would be of interest to nation?
Is there a more sinister reason why he created a channel to "cooperate" with other rescue pilots?
Unfortunately, this is as far as we can take our investigation. Our resources have limits, especially outside Schoorasana, so we were not able to find out what was exchanged between Thessalonia and Biko, and we hope that this publication prompts CONCORD or some other media outlet with more adequate resources to investigate further.
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« Reply #70 on: 25 Sep 2014, 10:54 »

A hangar maintenance worker heard a snippet of conversation. A crew member saw something he shouldn't have and posted it where he definitely shouldn't have. An anonymous poster on a dirtsider fanboard leaked something juicy about everyone's favorite egger. Who knows what is and isn't true? It's still out there and occasionally a little nugget of gold appears in the flood of rumors and speculation. Of course, every major entity and quite a few eggers themselves have people monitoring and sifting through the reports from the automated search bots that harvest all these rumors, because you never know when a little useful nugget of intel comes along through the grapevine? The trick, as always, is to separate the facts from the fiction and make sure they aren't intentional misdirection.

This is where some of these rumors are found, from all manner of sources all across New Eden.

So, want to let people know about something you're up to but it'd make no sense having your character announce it? Want to spread some juicy information, true or not, about someone else? Maybe you want New Eden to know about what's going on in your corp? Someone else's corp? Well, that's what the rumor mill is all about. Someone heard it from a guy who knows a guy who is rumored to sleep with the guy who maintains your pod. Can't make something like that up, now can you?

Example:

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I'll have to insist on spoiler tagging the rumors you post, so if people looking for something posted by specific authors won't have to get something spoiled if they don't think they'd hear anything else. I'll also have to ask you not to use this maliciously or with an OOC agenda other than sharing RP. While Aldrith and the rest of PIE are clearly child molesters, Sansha spies, Sani Sabik orgy arrangers and spend their docked time drawing mustaches on portraits of Jamyl, that's not what this is for. It's for sharing and creating content, not to take a dump on someone else's stuff.

Yes, I blatantly ripped this off of EM's rumor thingy.
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Re: Rumors! Gossip! Tabloids!
« Reply #71 on: 25 Sep 2014, 12:56 »

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« Reply #72 on: 08 Oct 2014, 11:41 »

There's been a lot of buzz lately on various comic enthusiast galnet portals, as well as on certain fanclub portals, about how the Dark Sleipnir Publishing house is hiring new artists for a project that's supposedly a sequel to their hit comic series "A Thousand to One" about the liberation, evaluation and subsequent release or termination of a million slaves. While the last series was largely considered a morbid application of the "fair use of public figures" to cash in on a cluster-wide news report some called a massacre, the fans are already abuzz wondering if the sequel will be a work of fiction or if someone at Dark Sleipnir knows something others do not.
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« Reply #73 on: 11 Oct 2014, 12:38 »

Those following Jita rumor mills may have heard about a perpetually station-bound Caldari capsuleer trader canceling all outstanding market orders before unloading basic assets onto the market after losing billions in less than twenty-four hours.
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« Reply #74 on: 13 Oct 2014, 06:34 »

A copy of the "A Thousand to One" final issue signed by Mizhara Del'thul appeared on a galnet auction site and reached the fourth highest recorded price paid for a comic book according to Gainus Book of Records. There were concerns raised about the baseliner seller actually being a member of an illegal network for transporting and hiding escaped slaves, but no evidence surfaced. A few capsuleers tried to bid on the auction but were denied access. Talking heads on both the Republic and Empire side denounced the auction as distasteful and disgusting, largely for entirely different reasons.

Discussion boards and Galnet portals dedicated to the comic series, the capsuleers involved and the fight against slavery in the Empire all experienced a reasonably high surge in users due to the denouncing in baseliner media. It remains to be seen what the retention rate will be.

All attempts to get a comment from the capsuleer were met with silence, except for the short video where a reporter is getting tossed out of Down Below for bringing camera equipment into the place. The only thing caught on video from the capsuleer was vague amusement at the scuffle.
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