Detours

Parent Category: News From the Front
Created on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 05:00
Last Updated on Saturday, 15 February 2014 20:33
Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 05:37
Written by Kottos
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PROVIDER: OUTBLACK ENTERTAINMENT
PROGRAM: STARBURST!
TIMESTAMP: [2653.27.05 07:33:51]
Amanda Kally

We’ve got an urgent report coming in from Abascia station, captains! One of the checkpoints for “Race the Gap” has been changed! New coordinates are available in the data packets attached on this week’s report, so please update your plans accordingly! Admiral Monowai’s office offered no explanations on the sudden change, but has assured race participants that the newly revised course should be perfectly safe. Rumors are circulating of a sudden artifact discovery at the original location, but, of course, nothing confirmed. The usual crew of killjoys are buzzing about trying to limit these rumors, but you didn’t need me to tell you that.

In only potentially related news, tariff rates on “exotic” Abascian commodities are being “adjusted”. You all know the drill: some rich stiff’s kid got caught in the wrong crowd, so now all the popular gene mods are going to get hit because of one idiot. Details are sketchy at this point as to whose idiot kid it was this time, but you might want to steer around Seventh Fleet’s jurisdiction if you or any of your crew are... more obvious with the augments. The Ambassador from Abascia Station has leveled the usual accusations of speceism at the appropriate authorities. Personally, I’d say give it a few weeks to die down, these things happen every so often, usually doesn’t last more than a month or two, tops.

Oh, right, that Colonial Advisory is still in effect for Sector 4163. Traffic is starting to get heavier coming back from that way, rumors about what might be going on are still flying, but Admiral Hall’s office is disavowing or discrediting most of those reports. He assures travelers in the area that Admiral Perez and Fourth Fleet have a strong presence in the region, and there is no cause for undue alarm. The advisory remains a Code 2.

I’m Amanda Kally and that’s your starburst for tonight.