- September 28th, YC115
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In a tragic turn of events, the intercepted communication recently published by Tech4 News was revealed to be a chilling forewarning of a ground assault by Angel Cartel forces on civilian facilities owned by Native Freshfood. Reports from capsuleer networks are still being gathered, but the number of casualties at the Tialdshad Genesis Vaults on Oddelulf III in Molden Heath is said to exceed 1000. Had capsuleers not responded to intercept Angel Cartel orbital support, the death toll may have been much higher.
Local emergency aid networks are mobilising to offer assistance, but the Matar Society for Natural Preservation – the organisation overseeing the Genesis Vault project – are said to be guarded about allowing aid workers onto the site. The purpose of the attack is unclear and evidence gleaned from sophisticated capsuleer comms equipment suggests that the assailing forces may not even have known their objective.
On the GALNET Intergalactic Summit communications service favoured by capsuleers, Akrasjel Lanate shared this intercepted conversation between the Angel Cartel operative responsible for the previously leaked information.
[16:55:48] Erdrin Sostold > What Domination wants to do with this is beyond me
[16:56:13] Haltz Krisbrid > You and me both, brother
[16:56:26] Erdrin Sostold > None of this looks like it doesn’t belong here
[16:56:30] Erdrin Sostold > If they were hiding anything
[16:56:35] Erdrin Sostold > we’ve either got it already
[16:56:39] Erdrin Sostold > or we’re damn unlikely to find it
This clearly suggests that the operatives were operating under orders from the Dominations, the command level upper heirarchy of the Angel Cartel. It also suggests that the attack either failed to secure their objective, or there is more occurring of which even these individuals were unaware.
Speculation is abound and fears are mounting that further attacks could occur at other sites. Gunger Anra, foreman of the Matar Society for Natural Preservation has declined to comment on any potential threat to their largest remaining Vault site on Bogelek II.
Tech4 has also received further communications from a number of anonymous and capsuleer sources.
The following questions were transmitted direct to the Tech4 GALNET site:
Why would an agricultural company whose mission is to re-establish Minmatar food and cuisine buy only Frozen Food and Superconductors?
Why would an agricultural company be mostly anonymously owned (55% of shareholders are unknown or anonymous)?
And the following sequence of communications were obtained by a capsuleer passing through the Placid region:
You ready for another serving of salad man?
Re: Almost Showtime
Hell yes. Those slugs won’t know what hit em. Lock and load.
Re: Re: Almost Showtime
Just remember, the capsuleers are onto us. We need to work faster then we did fighting the savages. The slugs are more organized, and the capsuleers are gonna be looking for us.
Re: Re: Re: Almost Showtime
Yeah, damn podders, sticking there nose into other folks business. Alright, I’ll go over the team protocols, make sure we don’t have any more delays. Wanna meet up at Cascades afterward the raid?
Re: Re: Re: Re: Showtime
Definitely man. I’ve been craving Batere’s cooking for ages.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Almost Showtime
Sweet, I’ll meet you there after the op. Those research slugs have got no idea what’s about to drop on them. Bang! bang! bang! Surprise! You’re dead. Ha!
To further add to the mounting tensions, renowned capsuleer freedom fighting organisation, Ushra’Khan, are thought to be mobilising in response to the Oddelulf attacks which is causing increasingly aggressive sabre-rattling from opposing factions.
Clearly events are picking up pace and Tech4 only hopes that innocent civilians will not be caught in the crossfire.