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« Reply #75 on: 13 Oct 2014, 11:31 »

Everyshore - Colcer VI
The Scope - Racing Sports


The Vendee Globe Yatch Race took place this month in Colcer VI, the non-stop endurance event is famous for portraying the best skilled sailing teams in the cluster, using top-notch boat designs and rare new materials alloys in extreme conditions.

52 teams began the race, but only 27 were able to finish the tough circumnavigation in Colcer VI tricky oceans. Among the dropping teams were last time winners Thukker Mix and their Minmatar-only crew.

The Pator Tech School, an usual favorite, was defeated at the last minute in a surprising turn of events by a Ni-Kunni team sponsored by Zoar and Sons snatching the 1st spot in the last 10km off the finish line. Albeit Ni-Kunni are renowed for their sand-sails, this is the first time such a team is able to finish the race.

Remarkable performances by the Echelon Entertainment, Hyasoda and Propel Dynamics teams kept the top 5 spots with strong Caldari dominance.

What generated most fuzz this year was the controversy centered on the Allotek/KangLo Directorate team.
Although the regulations allow any boat design and material to be used as long as wind is the mean of propulsion, the Allotek-KangLo team created a storm in the media, with their revolutionary high-g hull design that required crew members to wear a suit that shares similarities with Combat Dropsuits, allowing higher-than-normal strength and resilience. With most official commentators agreeing it broke the spirit of the sport, it also showed up the potential in saving lifes as a crew member survived a major injury when hit by a mast and went overboard in the southern pole seas. A discussion that would not doubt might change regulations in the near future.

The Vendee Globe Yatch Race has always been held in Federation territory, and the next location for the race is always kept in secrecy, but rumors abound of a generous invitation by a capsuleer alliance. What the future holds for this sport is unknown but sure is an interesting one.

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« Reply #76 on: 14 Oct 2014, 02:02 »

Rumors circulating out of the Republic Security Services office in Emolgranlan indicate that an RSS agent monitoring traffic in and out of the recently established Down Below reported seeing a brief and discreet meeting take place between former Thukker Enkil "Havohej" Akheteru and Karynn Denton, Master of the Katanga Caravan.  While unable to eavesdrop directly on the capsuleers' conversation due to the establishment's security protocols, the agent's report indicated that Miss Denton seemed disturbed when she returned to her ship.
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« Reply #77 on: 15 Oct 2014, 20:00 »

Capsuleer and former racing celebrity held for questioning

116.10.16 - Clermont, Auvergne - SCOPE. FA security officials yesterday detained capsuleer Catherine Delorois, also known as "Quintrala", at the immigration desk of the Auvergne Stellar District after an international flight.

Delorois was questioned for several hours at the FIO station in orbit at Auvergne V, Moon 5. Lallencard Agrengalier, spokesman for the FIO, thanked the capsuleer and said the procedure had been a routine, voluntary questions-and-answers session and part of the regular Federal Flight Information Security Screening Program.

After her release, the retired champion took time to snap holograms and sign autographs for a racing fan. Asked for comments, a visibly tired Delorois offered "I understand and thank each and every one of these brave men and women, and their efforts to keep us safe every day. I am just glad to do my part but am also very tired so, if you please excuse me..."
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« Reply #78 on: 16 Oct 2014, 12:09 »

An Amarr Certified News listening post in Eifer intercepted the following communique between a Scope operative and his Regional Director in Gerbold:

Ingunn - A squad of six clone infantry units wearing the corporate insignia of Opus Arcana and under the command of Jaceon "Pale-eye" Akheteru just took over the capsuleer docking area here on the Ingunn V - Moon 19 RJD outpost without firing a single shot.  The station's security personnel are lined up against the wall of the corridor under guard by two men in highly advanced Assault dropsuits and one in a Commando frame, while Akheteru and two other Assaults oversee a cargo transfer.

There are only two capsuleer ships docked in this station at the moment:
Zero, a Rifter-class frigate registered to Karynn Denton, Master of the Catanga Caravan, and Wendigo, a Wolf-class assault frigate registered to Havohej.
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« Reply #79 on: 20 Oct 2014, 05:33 »

A Seeker in the employ of a Holder looking into a failed slave rebellion on a minor holding noted in his report that it was unfortunate that every hostile combatant had died in the final firefight, as this meant he had no one to interrogate. This proved very vexing as he found a significant number of oddities, amongst others that the weapons and materiel was likely to have been supplied through channels not usually available to baseliners. Supply crates and other items foreign to the planet were marked by an eclipsed sun symbol, with no source known as of yet. He also noted that this report should be disseminated to security officials across the region in case the symbol or other similar oddities shows up again.
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« Reply #80 on: 23 Oct 2014, 07:37 »

Those paying attention to such things would find that CVA have sent out new Kill On Sight orders, this time featuring amongst others Mizhara Del'thul and Enkhil "Havohej" Akheteru of Sarz'namarr.
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« Reply #81 on: 02 Nov 2014, 15:35 »

Galnet searches after the Masquerade event in Ichoriya on October 1st on certain search terms will see a sudden surge in the Mizhara Del'thul v Aldrith Shutaq fanfic popularity, seeing approximately eighteen new results every minute for several hours after the event ended. Random sampling largely finds the usual "romance across hostile borders" plot, while about a full tenth of the samples will reveal violent pornographic imagery with a whole series of warning tags attached. Traffic analysis finds a surprising 60% of the searches were made from Empire space. This data is inconclusive as it does not take all variables into account.

Other results that keen eyes might notice is that Sarz'namarr's ident profile has been registered on numerous record label, production company and holovid companies' client lists. A persistent rumor on fansites claims that instruments and recording equipment has been delivered to Sarz'namarr's unofficial hangout in Down Below. Others dismiss it as deliveries to the various bands that already perform there.
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« Reply #82 on: 29 Dec 2014, 11:09 »

Chatter on the galnet by Hauler pilots in transit along the Amarr/Caldari border report observing certain unknown parties apparently retrieving persons stranded in "Death Cans" along the border after a long hiatus in such operations by more well-known groups.  No communications are made in Local by those parties and the whereabouts of the persons retrieved are unknown.
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« Reply #83 on: 04 Jan 2015, 12:54 »

Some media have started making mention of the term "Egger's Omelet", which is used when baseliners banter about the presumed debauchery in the capsuleer community.
"Did you hear that X slept with Y?"
"Yeah, it didn't take long for X to be welcomed into the Egger's Omelet after his graduation."
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« Reply #84 on: 07 Jan 2015, 05:23 »

A fuzzy holo of an adolescent girl singing hymns circulates on the galnet as baseliners speculate on the resemblance to a noted apostate capsuleer.

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« Reply #85 on: 08 Jan 2015, 14:15 »

Here’s one for you. I got fired from a damn good job for nothing. I used to do maintenance work on egger quarters, keeping all the automated systems in check and such. Some egger showed up in station one day and left pretty soon after docking. I got called to a conference room a couple hours later where two assholes in matching uniforms grilled me for three hours! Why? Because the idiot egger cut himself on something! He bleeds a little on a counter, counter cleans it up. Same with anything else, but these bozo’s think I hide some of his blood somewhere. Why the hell would I do that?! Others on duty that day for that damn egghead got the same treatment. Next day we show up, we get told we’re fired and ordered to get off station!! What the hell?! Talked to the guys about it, they all got the same shit too. Fired over some blood, a creepy looking pod boy, and some type dee crap they kept talking to each other about. You know what’s type dee? Those two jerks, type dee, for dicks.

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« Reply #86 on: 12 Jan 2015, 17:25 »

A video uploaded to FuTube, a video site in Origin, 117.01.12 21:13.
The description says it is footage from a drone at the Landfall Park protest camp, transmitted to those tuned to its channel.

[The video starts, Ché Biko is standing on a small stage, dressed in 3/4 utility pants with signs of repair, a worn-out sleeveless shirt, and barefoot. People can be heard talking in the background, along with an occasional distant protest chant. He looks at the camera blankly, then around for a moment before speaking.]
"Uhm...ok, I guess people had time to tune in now."
[Ché looks at the camera, then bows for a moment]
"Namas, citizens of Origin. I am Ché Biko. I, uhm....am a new citizen in Origin."
[Ché starts to alternate between looking at the camera and in other directions.]
"I was hoping we would get to know eachother a bit better before I would...speak up, but it's been an... interesting time since my arrival. I, like many of you, have been surprised by the leaks... Some here think I should speak a few words."
[Thoughtful pause]
"Like some of you, I am concerned about recent revelations. And, while I wish that some things that have become public knowledge...would have stayed known only to... the people of Origin, I am a proponent of a transparent and decentralized society."
[Thoughtful pause]
"I came to Origin because of the oppurtunity to stray of the beaten path, try new things.
In my eyes, closed, centralized institutions like the OCR are...traditions. Traditions of doing things a certain way because we grew up in a world where those traditions were maintained, a world where our ancestors have done so for...sometimes as long as history allows us to look back.
We have the technology to try things a different way, and from what I've seen, also a lot of desire to do so."

[Long pause, Biko looking around]
"If we have the courage to sacrifice...aspects of our old lives, our lives in New Eden... confront the fears that we've brought along with us from that place...maybe we will see our fears did not realize, and that our sacrifice was not a sacrifice at all. An open, decentralized surveillance network, connected to an open database containing profiles for every citizen and visitor, is the foundation for an open, transparent and decentralized society, and such a society may offer many benefits. In order to take that first step, we must first sacrifice most, if not all, of our privacy. But I think this may be a sacrifice that is not a sacrifice at all.
I can understand if you, upon first considering the idea of sacrificing your privacy, do not feel comfortable doing so. But others here have already established communities very similar to such a society. Consider this: the fear you feel about everything in your life being exposed is not a fear many of us will have in an open society, and for future generations, they will hardly learn what that fear must have been like."

[Ché looks at the camera]
"For those of you who are not convinced yet that expanding these experiments, these communities, to cover all of Origin should not be something that should be done at this time...I hope to discuss the pros and cons of an open, decentralized society, and many other things, with you in the future, much like I have been doing here the past days, and during my visit last month."
[Thoughtfull pause, eyes looking down, then up at the camera again with a small smile]
"I guess that's all for now. I'll see you around."
[Ché waves a peace sign at the crowd as he walks sideways of the stage, the video ends]
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« Reply #87 on: 23 Feb 2015, 12:54 »

The past days Ché has been spotted partying a lot in clubs in New Eden, both baseliner and more exclusive, under influence of various substances, sometimes paying for an open bar for all visitors.
A short clip circulating on celebrity watch sites shows him, appearing tired, intoxicated, and a tad annoyed, trying to stagger his way through the people near the exit of such a venue in Caille, with a teen girl carrrying a drunken grin on her face, people nearby shouting mostly positive comments at him. A reporter asks about what he thought about current events, he replied only with "Party like there's no tomorrow.", which was followed by cheers of the people near him. He forces a grin as he makes a peace sign for the camera drone, then continues on along Deuvoaut Avenue.
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« Reply #88 on: 23 Feb 2015, 14:06 »

An unusual rumour has filtered in certain baseliner milieux around the usually quiet and reclusive capsuleer Lyn Farel, and spreaded in several social networks that remembered her from her various IGS messages as well as her more active involvement in the 24th Crusade, and before the war broke out, in interstellar peacekeeping. Most networks interested in capsuleer life and affairs, though not very keen on reporting a lot about her especially, became paradoxically more and more interested in doing so when she started in the past years to more or less disappear from activity and public affairs, capsuleer or otherwise. The simple growing mystery eventually made the buzz and some news outlets or social groups - often creepy geeks or capsuleer fans - started to investigate and almost compete as to whom might be able to tell what happened to that particular capsuleer.

No clear sight of her emerged but rumours from staff personnel eventually started to spread and suggested a sudden degradation of health and hinted heavily at a massive depression, which could have explained her complete disappearance for the past year.

Increase of internet or not, she remains a capsuleer ironically famous for the mystery surrounding her life, her strong unwillingness to appear in public - especially to her crews that never even see her - confirming her as a capsuleer about whom we do not know much.
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