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Hello, my name is Annika Raumov, the date is april 7th 2076, the top stories today.

The yearly remembrance parade has begun outside of Foxtrot base, thousands have gathered to pay their silent respects to those who died during the Krenaran assault on the colony world of Sigma XI. We now take you live to the gathering, via our correspondent Michael Harkus, on location.

Yes Annika, I am here at the remembrance obelisk just outside of Foxtrot base, where mourners have been gathering all day to pay their silent respects to those who died, when Krenaran forces attacked this world during the outset of the great Krenaran war.

The base itself, a gigantic intelligence hub located on the colony world of Sigma XI. Was attacked and completely destroyed early in the war with the losses of thousands of intelligence personnel, civilian staff, and colonists, and is remembered to this day as one of the worst atrocities of the entire war.
Although the base has largely been rebuilt since that time, the scars amongst the inhabitants of this world still linger on, a giant black marble obelisk was erected two years ago, near to the main entrance of this facility, with the names of all those who died in the attack engraved upon it. For the past two years, this has served as a focal point for the colonists to remember and honour their war dead, there are many wreathes, flowers and candles laid at the base of the obelisk.

Just earlier, a solemn two minute silence was observed amongst the crowd, both young and old, men and women, those who had lost fathers, wives, and husbands. The atmosphere I can safely say is one of silent emotion.

mourners gather to remember those who lost their lives at the devastation of Foxtrot base

Thank you Michael Harkus, we now bring to your attention a report just come in, of an explosion at a chemical refining plant on the colony world of Sicarius within the Karrakis sector. Preliminary reports suggest that the plant was shut down while the colonists celebrated the easter festivities, and no one was hurt. The plant itself, I understand, refines solid fuels used in the inter-system booster engines of naval and civilian craft. Nearby buildings have been evacuated, and local fire services are on location and currently battling the fire, although the blaze is described as fierce, and it could be several hours before the fire is finally brought under control.

Firefighters battle to bring a fierce blaze under control, at a solid fuel refining facility on the colony world of Sicarius.

My name is Annika Raumov, this is the outer colony news service, thank you for watching.

The outer colony news service

This is the Outer colony news service, I am your host as ever Annika Raumov, the date is March 13th 2076, the top stories this month.

A Flotilla of E.D.F ships have just returned to base, following a successful anti-pirate sweep of the Eidolon system, the task force of four ships, headed up by the Jefferson class heavy cruiser Dakota, managed to subdue and seize three vessel’s working for a small but well known pirate cartel in the area. We have a special interview via long range communications from the commanding officer of the Dakota, commander Gerard Malleau.

“Commander, it is great to hear from you following your successful mission.”

“Thank you, it is great to be here.”

“Reports suggest that three pirate vessels were seized during operations in the system, could you elaborate on that?”

“We were on a week long mission to the Eidolon system, providing security for the Eidolon colony world, which following the end of the Krenaran war just over five years ago now, had reported increased pirate activity. Along with other colony worlds who were attacked and devastated during the war. The Eidolon system was one of the few remaining safe havens for pirate activity within E.O.C.A territory.”

“We all know how high a priority anti-pirate duties are for the E.D.F navy, how are your efforts coming reducing the threat posed by pirates across the colony worlds?”

“The E.D.F navy, following the end of the Krenaran war, placed anti-pirate activities at the top of its agenda, with the devastated colony worlds struggling to re-build. E.D.F command felt it was necessary that we provide a security presence to these worlds, so that criminal organisations could not take root while the colonies were rebuilding. Following our efforts and vigilance over the past five years, pirate activity has all but dropped to pre-war levels. If you are a pirate, there is nowhere you can go, nowhere you can hide, that we can’t follow. we will find you and either destroy or impound your vessel, and ultimately you will be brought to justice.”

“Thank you for speaking to us, Commander Gerard Malleau.”

“My pleasure.”

In other news, following the complete destruction of a hospital at the Agemman colony, one of the worlds most affected by the war. Civilian construction corporations together with expertise from the E.D.F research division have just completed a brand new state of the art medical complex, for the people of that world. Governor Sally Hughes was present at the official unveiling ceremony.

“I believe this hospital will be a major benefit to the citizens of the Agemman colony, it has been a long time since we have had a clean, fully operating hospital, so let us make use of this one.”