Empire Attacked

GALNET REPORT AND FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS

AXI ANALYSIS

12 SEPT 3306

With the recent events involving the decimation of four imperial starports by what appears to be Thargoid weaponry. The AXI had lent their foremost experts in xenological weaponry to the investiagtion efforts. Working alongside the Imperial Internal Security Service (IISS), it has been determined that the weaponry is certainly Thargoid in origin or utilizing xenological components.

A statement from the IISS:

"Preliminary investigations suggest the use of customised explosive devices that incorporated elements of Thargoid technology. This suggests that the perpetrators have access to unusually sophisticated resources as well as xenological materials."

AXI, Imperial and independant scouting operations have found zero Thargoid activity in these regions so far.

Read the full IISS report below.

AXI Analysis

10 SEPT 3306

On the 10th September 3306 four stations in Imperial space came under attack. AXI analysts are currently assessing the situation and have not yet ruled out Xeno involement at this time. The stations are currently experiencing significant malfunctions to critical services and are actively evacuation all non-essential personel.

These stations affected are:

  • Garrido Market [LHS 4031]

  • Mackenzie Relay [Cemiess]

  • Muller Terminal [Rabh]

  • Tsiolkovsky Terminal [Gabjaujis]

Any off-duty AXI members in the region are asked to lend a hand in the rescue and recovery efforts as official AXI Neutral Parties if possible. Spare AXI Fleet Carriers are being asked to dispatch to the region to provide support where possible, however pilots are asked to remain vigilant as the threat has not been completely analyzed or understood at this time.

Further reports have been recieved below from the Galnet News Network...

Terror Attacks Used Thargoid-Derived Explosives

12 SEPT 3306

The Imperial Internal Security Service has transmitted another urgent bulletin regarding terrorist attacks on starports in the Empire.

“There have been indications that the four starports came under attack by Thargoids. We can confirm that this is not the case, and there is no evidence of Thargoid vessels in the vicinity.”

“Observers reported that some of the damage inflicted on the stations’ infrastructure closely resembled the effect of Thargoid weaponry. This was registered by internal sensor systems, resulting in automatic emergency broadcasts designed to summon aid during a Thargoid incursion.”

“Preliminary investigations suggest the use of customised explosive devices that incorporated elements of Thargoid technology. This suggests that the perpetrators have access to unusually sophisticated resources as well as xenological materials.”

“As yet there is no reason to doubt that the Neo-Marlinist Liberation Army (NMLA) is responsible for these attacks. We have received reports of jubilant scenes from some Imperial fringe systems, in territories where Marlinism remains popular.”

Help with rescue operations is still being requested from the four Imperial starports: Mackenzie Relay in the Cemiess system, Tsiolkovsky Terminal in the Gabjaujis system, Garrido Market in the LHS 4031 system, and Muller Terminal in the Rabh system.

*Pilots Federation ALERT: For the attention of all Commanders*

The Empire has broadcast this message across its emergency channels:

“There have been multiple explosions within Mackenzie Relay station, in Princess Aisling Duval’s home system of Cemiess. NMLA terrorists have claimed responsibility.”

“In coordinated attacks they have also struck at Tsiolkovsky Terminal in the Gabjaujis system, Garrido Market in the LHS 4031 system, and Muller Terminal in the Rabh system.”

“We urgently request assistance from the galactic community with repairing these starports and rescuing their populations.”

The Imperial Internal Security Service issued a bulletin regarding this current threat:

“The Neo-Marlinist Liberation Army (NMLA) is a paramilitary force of political extremists, whose activities have been small-scale until now.”

“Marlinism is a well-known ideology inspired by Marlin Duval, who established the Republic of Achenar in the 23rd century prior to it becoming the Empire. Many people in the fringe systems are Marlinists, who want to replace hereditary Emperors with representation by elected senators. Neo-Marlinism is a more radical conviction that only terror tactics will force such change.”

“The NMLA’s hatred of the Imperial Family explains why it has targeted starports under the Duval banner. But its use of portable military-grade explosives is unprecedented, suggesting an increase in resources.”

Implications

  • 4 Stations are currently in a Damaged state.

  • These stations are providing Rescue Missions to a nearby Rescue Megaship. These missions are suitable to ships with passenged lounges.

FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS

Any further developments will be added below as the situation unfolds...