TNS 1108

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Traveller News Service 1108

TNS 1107

Date: 014-1108Rhylanor (Spinward Marches 2716)[edit]

By TNS Staff Writer

¶ In a press release made available today, the Admiralty has classified the following systems as combat zones:

Dentus (Spinward Marches 2201), Kinorb (Spinward Marches 2202), Yorbund (Spinward Marches 2303), Yres (Spinward Marches 1802), Pixie (Spinward Marches 1903), Boughene (Spinward Marches 1904), Uakye (Spinward Marches 1805), Whanga (Spinward Marches 1806), Knorbes (Spinward Marches 1807), Forboldn (Spinward Marches 1808), Hefry (Spinward Marches 1909), Ruie (Spinward Marches 1809), Regina (Spinward Marches 1910), Jenghe (Spinward Marches 1810), Extolay (Spinward Marches 1711), Lanth (Spinward Marches 1719), D'Ganzio (Spinward Marches 1920), Phlume (Spinward Marches 1611), Denotam (Spinward Marches 1413), Edinina (Spinward Marches 1213), 728-907 (Spinward Marches 1214), Frenzie (Spinward Marches 1316), Saurus (Spinward Marches 1320), Asgard (Spinward Marches 1519), and Tavonni (Spinward Marches 1520).

¶ The Admiralty declined comment at this time on the progress of the war, or to issue any reports of losses. Ω

Date: 000-1108Lanth (Spinward Marches 1719)[edit]

By TNS Staff Writer

¶ Only days after the Imperial 193rd Fleet left Lanth for a reported assembly of Sword World forces at Tavonni (Spinward Marches 1520), the Sword Worlders appeared in the Lanth system and immediately began landing forces. Local resistance was fierce, but futile. The return of the Imperial fleet after failing to find the enemy at Tavonni, however, caught the Sword Worlders by surprise, and resulted in severe losses to the enemy. Imperial forces continue to mop up in the Lanth system. Ω

Date: 035-1108Regina (Spinward Marches 0310)[edit]

By TNS Staff Writer

¶ In a recorded statement to the press today, Admiral Santanocheev announced that Yorbund (Spinward Marches 2303) has fallen to Vargr forces after a long, hard-fought battle. Most Imperial and colonial forces were successfully withdrawn from the system.

¶ Admiral Santanocheev's statement went on to announce the fall of Ruby (Spinward Marches 1005), Emerald (Spinward Marches 1006), and Lysen (Spinward Marches 1307) to Zhodani forces, but added that fighting continues on Jewell and other worlds of the subsector, as well as on Kinorb (Spinward Marches 2202).

¶ A representative of the Imperial Navy declined to comment when asked if this fighting involved regular fleet or ground forces. Observers have speculated that some Imperial units have been badly mauled in the Jewell Subsector, and their remnants have joined with local forces to fight a guerrilla war in that subsector. Ω

Date: 059-1108Capital (Core 2118)[edit]

By Freelance

Ling Standard Products, Ltd. announced the immediate recall of Respirator/Filter model 1778-100 today.

¶ Spokesophant Mutubo speaking for LSP said, "We will only sell quality products and while the reports of defects in the Clearbreath filter have been greatly overblown, we want to maintain the high confidence our customers have in us. Therefore, we are withdrawing the Clearbreath from the market for additional testing."

Date: 112-1108Skye (Reaver's Deep 2018)[edit]

By Freelance

¶ A major disaster occurred today when a section of the floating city Treri lost power and sank. Authorities report that 63,000 people lost their lives.

¶ A committee has been formed to investigate the disaster.

Date: 112-1108Capital (Core 2118)[edit]

By Freelance

¶ Ling Standard Products announced the immediate availability of the Clearbreath II filter mask.

¶ Said spokesophont Mutubo, "LSP's new Clearbreath II is the newest state of the art filter mask. We think it will revolutionize this market."

Date: 122-1108Aramis (Spinward Marches 3110)[edit]

By TNS Staff Writer

¶ Equipment, records, and personnel of Imperial Research Station Beta are reported by unofficial sources to have been evacuated from Yori (Spinward Marches 2110), and are now said to be under heavy guard somewhere in the Aramis system. The station will almost certainly be reopened, but it is not known where the station will be relocated, or when it will resume operations.

¶ No information is available on the fate of Imperial Research Station Delta, located on Retinae (Spinward Marches 0416). While the exact nature of station Delta's research is classified, the information in such stations is in the forefront of Imperial technology, and thus is extremely interesting to other powers. Ω

Date: 203-1108Warinir (Daibei 0507)[edit]

By Freelance

¶ The opening ceremonies for the Daibei Sector Olympics were marred today when a group of protesters stormed the stadium. The protesters had entered the stadium with the crowds and then stormed out of the stands and onto the track waving signs and chanting slogans.

¶ The, mostly human, protesters were demanding the inclusion of vargr in the games.

Date: 204-1108Equus (Spinward Marches 0807)[edit]

By TNS Staff Writer

¶ Equus authorities have learned that the disappearance of the merchant vessel Harun-al-Rashid was due to barratry, not terrorism as had been originally suspected. Testifying in admiralty court today, in return for immunity from prosecution, the navigator of the vessel stated that he, along with the captain and engineer, wrecked the ship after surreptitiously selling its ship's cargo. The crew, transferred off the vessel before it was set on a collision course with an outsystem planetoid, were offered a cut of the profits to keep quiet.

¶ The two officers were convicted on the basis of the navigator's testimony, and were each sentenced to 25 years on Equus' penal island. Charges against the ship's navigator were dropped. Ω

Date: 228-1108Bendor (Spinward Marches 2336)[edit]

By TNS Staff Writer

¶ An Imperial Naval Intelligence spokesman, in a press release issued today, announced the interception and arrest of an Ine Givar cash courier. The courier was transporting an undisclosed amount of money in the form of precious stones. Intended to finance local terrorist activities, the stones are rumored to be worth in excess of cr25,000,000.

¶ The release stated that the stones were of Sword Worlds origin, although no definite proof of the culpability of the Confederation government was discovered. The Sword Worlds government has been suspected of financing Ine Givar activity for many years. Ω

Date: 234-1108Ruie (Spinward Marches 1809)[edit]

By Freelance

¶ Ruie Orbital Traffic Control reports that a ship jumped into the Ruie system yesterday transmitting an unknown transponder signal.

¶ When ROTC requested information from this unknown ship, it energized its jump grid and jumped.

¶ An unnamed member of the ROTC is quoted as saying, "The strange thing is that the transponder signal was on the proper channel, but was broadcasting in a completely unknown language." Ω

Date: 334-1108Capital (Core 2118)[edit]

By Freelance

¶ At a news conference today, Palo Franii, spokesophant for the Imperial Consumers Union charged that the LSP Clearbreath II was simply a rebrand of the recalled Clearbreath. Holding up a Clearbreath II, Franii peeled off the label clearly showing the old Clearbreath label underneath.

¶ "We demand Ling Standard Products recall these, still, defective filters from the market and call on the Imperial Standards Organization to start an immediate investigation of this travesty played upon the Imperial consumer!"

¶LSP had no comment. Ω

Date: 338-1108Rhylanor (Spinward Marches 2716)[edit]

By TNS Staff Writer

¶ The TNS has just reports that Heya (Spinward Marches 2402) and Beck's World (Spinward Marches 2204) have fallen to Vargr forces. This information was obtained from an anonymous, highly-placed source.

¶ The Office of Naval Intelligence declined to comment, and Army Vice-Marshal Adam Lord Bryor could not be reached. Ω

Date: 362-1108Regina (Spinward Marches 0310)[edit]

By TNS Staff Writer

¶ The office of Admiral Santanocheev announced to the press that Mirriam (Spinward Marches 1315) and Calit (Spinward Marches 1515) have fallen to overwhelming Zhodani forces. It was further announced that communications with the naval bases at Denotam (Spinward Marches 1413) and Frenzie (Spinward Marches 1116) have been cut off due to fighting in those systems.

¶ The officer reading the announcement declined to comment further, or to answer any questions on the progress of the war. Ω

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