TAS News Service (1105-1112)



Travellers Aid Society News Service (1105-1112)

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    Year 1105

    Traveller News Service - 1105
    
    Regina/Regina (0310-A788899-A) Date: 097-1105
    
    Officials of the General Shipyards on Regina announced that it has
    completed negotiations with Tukera Lines to locally manufacture L-Hyd drop
    tanks for use on high-capacity commercial vessels. General will assemble
    components at its more modern facilities on Pixie (0303-A1001030-D). The
    first production examples are expected to be available within six months,
    at which time Tukera Lines will begin high capacity service from the
    interior. Component assembly will be carried out at General's more modern
    facilities on Pixie (0303-A100103-D).
    
    L-Hyd drop ships have only been in service for the last dozen years in the
    interior, being made possible by recent advances in the field of capacitor
    engineering, a joint press release explained. Commercial vessels equipped
    with the new generation of long-storage jump capacitors carry jump fuel in
    specially designed L-Hyd drop tanks in excess of their rated tonnage. Upon
    conversion of the fuel to the massive energy required for jump, the drop
    tanks are explosively jettisoned through the use of break-away connections
    and explosive bolts. Jump is executed when the remains of the tanks are a
    safe distance from the vessel.
    
    A spokesman for General Shipyards explained that local yards are not yet
    capable of manufacturing the long-storage capacitors required for the
    process, but that production of the drop tanks is possible, thus allowing
    the high capacity starships of the Tukera Lines to begin service to the
    Regina subsector.
    
    L-Hyd tanks are not reusable, and thus increase the absolute cost per jump.
    However, experience has shown that the increase in cargo tonnage resulting
    from the elimination of internal J-fuel storage more than makes up for
    this, the press release explained.
    
    The joint press release concluded by stating that local manufacture of
    L-Hyd drop tanks marks the dawn of a new era of commerce and prosperity in
    the Regina subsector. Following the announcement, common stock in
    Oberlindes Lines plummeted 27 points on the Regina exchange before trading
    was suspended. Officials of Oberlindes Lines were not available for
    comment. [JTAS #2]
    
    Regina/Regina (0310-A788899-A) Date: 101-1105
    
    Close on the heels of the joint announcement by General Shipyards and
    Tukera Lines that L-Hyd drop tanks would soon be manufactured in the Regina
    subsector, came word by express boat from the Imperial core that a decision
    has been made to deploy Jump-6 L-Hyd drop tank express boats on all major
    express routes. Initial feasibility studies indicate that such a system
    could average jump-5.5 per week by executing maximum jumps, and leaving
    current xboats to disseminate information between the new major relay
    points. The system is expected to cut communication time to the Imperial
    hub to under 25 weeks. The Initial System Deployment Schedule indicates
    that the Regina subsector can expect to be fully integrated into the
    network within a decade. [JTAS #2]
    
    Regina/Regina (0310-A788899-A) Date: 201-1105
    
    Last night a series of explosions ripped through Vehicle Assembly Building
    No 3 of the General Shipyards facility on Pixie. Both company and military
    investigators on the scene report that the damage was almost certainly the
    work of saboteurs.
    
    General Shipyard's Vehicle Assembly Building No 3 housed the main assembly
    line for the production of L-Hyd drop tanks. The L-Hyd drop tank project,
    undertaken in conjunction with the Tukera Line (of Vland/Vland), is
    expected to open up the Regina subsector to high capacity commercial access
    from the interior. A spokesperson for the company reported that the
    explosions probably set the project back by at least three months.
    
    Imperial Navy Commander Lobeck hault-Donosev, the naval system liaison
    officer on the L-Hyd project,
    
    high General Shipyards press secretary Harcord Haveln discounted any
    political motives for the sabotage. "There are commercial concerns in the
    subsector", he said, "who place their own self-interest above that of the
    population as a whole." When pressed to explain, he refused to elaborate.
    The naval liaison officer to the L-Hyd project, announced that Naval
    Counter-Intelligence was exploring the possibility that the sabotage was
    the work of Ine Givar terrorists. Ine Givar activity in the Regina
    subsector has thus far been limited to scattered and ineffective strikes on
    Efate and Feri, but that this incident "definitely bore their signature,"
    he explained.
    
    The public affairs officer of the Pixie office for Naval
    Counter-Intelligence refused an interview later in the day, but issued a
    press release disavowing any responsibility for the remarks of Commander
    hault-Donosev and stating that the NCI had no evidence whatsoever of Ine
    Givar activity on Efate, Feri, or Forboldn. [JTAS #3]
    
    Regina/Regina (0310-A788899-A) Date: 224-1105
    
    General Shipyards has reported 276 confirmed break-ins of its scrapyard at
    Regina during the last six months and is considering instituting a "take a
    number" system. [JTAS #3]
    
    Pixie/Regina (0303-A100103-D) Date: 241-1105
    
    The joint investigative commission released the findings of its
    investigation into the mysterious series of explosions that ripped through
    General Shipyards' Vehicle Assembly Building No 3 three months ago today.
    The two page report concluded, contrary to initial statements, that there
    was no evidence of sabotage and that the explosion appeared to be due to
    equipment failure resulting in simultaneous discharge of liquid hydrogen
    and oxygen, which was detonated by sparks from a short circuit in a flux
    welding unit which had been inadvertently left on at the end of the evening
    work shift.
    
    Public attention had been riveted on the investigation since it was
    revealed that the explosions had seriously set back the production of L-hyd
    drop tanks, equipment necessary to the opening of the high-capacity
    commercial service between Regina subsector and the Interior.
    
    An initial oublic statement by Naval Commander Lobeck hault-Donosev, the
    former project-liaison officer, had suggested Ine Givar terrorist
    involvement in the incident, and had mentioned Ine Givar activity on both
    Efate (Regina 0105) and Feri (Regina 0405). A subsequent Naval
    Counter-Intelligence press release denied any Ine Givar activity on Efate,
    Feri, or Forboldn (Regina 0208).
    
    When the Naval Counter-Intelligence representative on the joint commission,
    Lieutenant Artura Gramlyn, was questioned about the inclusion of the planet
    Forboldn in the denial statement, he replied "Well, there isn't any Ine
    Givar activity on Forboldn. There isn't any Ine Givar anywhere in the
    Subsector. We are familiar with all Ine Givar activity, and there isn't
    any." [JTAS #4]
    
    Regina/Regina (0310-A788899-A) Date: 274-1105
    
    The Traveller's Aid Society regrets to announce the indefinite closing of
    its class A facility on Efate (Regina 0105-A646930-D) and the posting of
    that world as an amber travel zone. Gutted during a recent firefight in the
    administrative capital, there are no immediate plans to repair the facility
    until civil order has been restored on Efate.
    
    In the event that travel to Efate is necessary, a society travel agent
    remains on duty and can be reached through the offices of the Oberlindes
    lines at Down-Franklin Starport. Travellers are advised however, to avoid
    travel to this world if at all possible. [JTAS #4]
    
    Dentus/Regina (0601-C979500-A S) Date: 361-1105
    
    Word was recieved today that two weeks ago the Imperial Battle cruiser
    Adamdun mistakenly engaged and destroyed the merchant craft Bloodwell of
    the Oberlindes Line. The Bloodwell, according to the crew of the battle
    cruiser, was not showing its ID transponder signal and would not answer
    broad-beam hails. The Bloodwell was under full acceleration, and after it
    refused to change vector in response to laser warning fire, it was engaged
    engaged by high-G missile fire and destroyed. A subsequent (and
    unsuccessful) search for survivors resulted in the identification of the
    ship.
    
    Oberlindes Lines officials called the story "an obvious cover-up of a
    tragic display of incompetence." and claimed that the Bloodwell's ID
    transponder had just undergone its annual maintenance check, and could not
    have failed to function. As in all commercial vessels, the ID transponder
    was supposedly tamper-proof, and are could not have been turned off by the
    crew. Legal action is expected. [JTAS #5]
    
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    Year 1106

    Traveller News Service - 1106
    
    Regina/Regina (0310-A788899-A) Date: 004-1106
    
    The Traveller's Aid Society has obtained an exclusive interview with Major
    Windan Lorimer, Imperial Marines (ret.), recently returned from six months
    of duty as a captain of auxiliaries engaged in counter-insurgency actions
    on Efate (Regina 0105-A646930-D).
    
    In the interview, Major Lorimer revealed that four months ago his battalion
    became engaged in a firefight and subsequently captured twenty insurgents,
    two of which were officers. Subsequent medical examination revealed that
    one of the two was actually a Zhodani officer serving as an advisor to the
    Ine Givar cadres.
    
    In response to queries concerning Major Lorimer's claims, Rear Admiral Lord
    Santanocheev, CINCNINT/RS (Commander-in-Chief, Naval Intelligence, Regina
    Subsector) today held a press conference during which he claimed that Naval
    Intelligence was convinced that there was neither Zhodani or Ine Givar
    involvement in the Efate disturbances.
    
    "What we have on Efate is a local, very minor situation. We're handling it
    with local forces and a few mercenary contingents. If it were serious, we
    could commit army or marine assets. We have some very potent assets in this
    subsector, but we haven't felt the need to commit them. This is not a
    serious situation,", he reported.
    
    When asked about the report of a Zhodani officer, Lord Santanocheev
    replied, "Naval Intelligence has this man in custody, and I can assure you
    that he is not a Zhodani officer, or a Zhodani anything. I fought the
    Zhodani twenty years ago in this subsector. I know the Zhodani, and this
    man is not a Zhodani."
    
    When contacted afterwards, Major Lorimer refused to comment on the
    Admiral's remarks, beyond insisting that his original reports had been
    accurate. [JTAS #5]
    
    Efate/Regina (0105-A646930-D) Date: 148-1106
    
    Reliable sources in the defense establishment have admitted in private that
    the Imperial Army's 1197th Separate Light Infantry Brigade has been engaged
    in counter-insurgency operations in the Vandere district of Kormoron
    (Efate's northern continent) for the last eight months. When asked to
    comment on Rear-Admiral Lord Santanocheev's recent claim that no Imperial
    army or marine units had been committed, they declined. One official did
    explain, however, that the brigade was only employed in mopping up
    operations and had been inserted only to allow rotation of indigenous
    troops out of combat. "Once all the local units in Vandere have had a spell
    in the rear, the 1197th will be pulled out," he said. [JTAS #6]
    
    Regina/Regina (0310-A788899-A) Date: 186-1106
    
    A spokesman for Tukera Lines announced indefinite suspension of high
    capacity commercial service to the Regina subsector pending outcome of the
    official investigation of the Trimkhana-Brilliance tragedy.
    
    Less than a month ago, the 800-ton liner Trimkhana-Brilliance was lost with
    217 lives due to a jump capacitor discharge immediately prior to jump.
    While all four survivors of the disaster are still under intensive medical
    care, interviews with the one surviving crew member indicate that the
    capacitor discharge may have been due to a delay in jump after full
    charging due to a failure of the port inboard L-Hyd drop tank to separate
    completely.
    
    A Tukera Lines press release stated that a team of company engineers would
    be "taking a long hard look at General Shipyards' quality control
    standards."
    
    In the wake of the announcement of high-capacity service suspension,
    General Shipyards common stock fell 34 points in the Regina exchange before
    exchange officials suspended trade. Oberlindes Lines stock closed up 5 3/8.
    [JTAS #6]
    
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    Year 1107

    Traveller News Service - 1107
    
    Ruie/Regina (C776977-7) Date: 003-1107
    
    Military authorities in the Jingarlu army on this non-Imperial frontier
    world are apparently encountering difficulty hiring mercenary striker units
    for use along the Jingarlu-Nebelthorn border. For over a year, border
    tensions between the two nations have been increasing, and numerous
    incidents have caused the normally stormy relations between the two
    governments to break down altogether.
    
    Jingarlu has often hired mercenary units from the Spinward Marches of the
    Imperium to beef up its border constabulary in times of tension, but such
    units are largely unavailable at the moment. Jingarlu authorities speculate
    that large scale Imperial Army hirings in the Regina subsector for use on
    Efate may be the cause of the shortage, but reliable Imperial sources deny
    that hirings have been higher than normal. [JTAS #7]
    
    Deneb/Deneb (A-000895-E) Date: 021-1107
    
    A message boat, two months out of date, has arrived from the Old Islands
    subsector with word of extensive fighting in that remote, non-Imperial
    region. Old Islands subsector, due to its astrographic location, has never
    been integrated into the Imperium. The combination of fairly uniform tech
    levels, aggressive trade policies, and numerous autonomous governments have
    traditionally made it an area of continuing instability. It now appears
    that the instability has erupted into open warfare. [JTAS #7]
    
    Regina/Regina (0310-A788899-A) Date: 054-1107
    
    Reports over the course of the last several weeks of a marked increase in
    piracy in the coreward reaches of the subsector have been substantiated by
    Navy officials in a routine press release. In today's weekly press
    briefing, a naval spokesman confirmed that an unusually large amount of
    shipping had failed to make scheduled planet-fall and that no
    communications from the Kinorb Cluster had been received for over two
    months.
    
    When questioned further, Public Relations Officer Lieutenant Commander
    Vanderheydt hault-Josephson pointed out that fewer than ten ships had been
    scheduled to make the little-used Kinorb-Pixie run in that period, and
    difficulties at Riesling Down Starport on Kinorb could easily explain the
    situation. However, hault-Josephson added that the Navy had not ruled out
    the possibility that piracy from "a source or sources unknown" could be
    responsible.
    
    In response to the situation, hault-Josephson announced that the battle
    cruiser Agidda, until yesterday under order to join the squadron at Efate,
    was instead being routed to join her sister ship Adamdun in the Kinorb
    Cluster and report back on the situation. The dispatch of Agidda was
    further described as "purely precautionary." [JTAS #8]
    
    Efate/Regina (0105-A646930-D) Date: 078-1107
    
    The small brushfire war that has sputtered off and on for several years on
    this frontier world has, within the last week, came suddenly alive. New
    ships are arriving in orbit daily, and Down Franklin Starport, for many
    months nearly empty, is now choked with a steady flow of marines and army
    troopers disgorged from busy fleet shuttles.
    
    Yesterday Colonel Eitan Rahbaan, public relations officer for the newly
    formed Forty-Third (Provisional) Frontier Army explained in a press
    conference the reason for the sudden build-up and the general plan of
    action. The continuing protracted nature of the insurgency action on Efate
    had been a mounting drain on manpower resources, and had begun to sap the
    morale of indigenous troops. As a result, the decision was made to
    concentrate maximum effort to end the conflict in the shortest possible
    time.
    
    Maximum effort is the only way to describe the amazing build-up that has
    taken place literally overnight. Already official circulars list eleven
    brigade-sized Imperial formations deployed on-planet, in addition to four
    brigades that apparently were here previously. Even now, large transports
    are off-loading the heavy vehicles of the well-equipped and hard-hitting
    317 Air-Mechanized Brigade, and rumor has it that the build-up is still not
    complete.
    
    This reporter admits to being overwhelmed by this truly impressive show of
    force. One can only wonder how long the stubborn but indifferently equipped
    insurgents on this world can hold out against the ultra-modern juggernaught
    Army Vice-Marshal Lord Calavan, commander of the 43rd Provisional Army, is
    preparing to unleash on it? Days? Hours? [JTAS #8]
    
    Scaramouche/Harlequin (A7C6503-9) Date: 088-1107
    
    As the Solomani-inspired insurgency on this rim world has gradually lost
    popular support and has clearly been beaten militarily, the Imperial travel
    interdict has been lifted and Scaramouche has now been upgraded to travel
    zone Amber from Red. Order has been restored in all the major population
    centers and the Travellers' Aid Society is pleased to announce the
    re-opening of its class A facilities at Brogan's Down Starport. Travellers
    are advised to exercise caution, however, when travelling to this world as
    sporadic fighting still continues in rural areas and local curfew
    regulations are strictly enforced. [JTAS #7]
    
    Regina/Regina (0310-A788899-A) Date: 186-1107
    
    The Admiralty was electrified by the reported appearance of a substantial
    Zhodani war fleet at Ruie (Regina 0209 C776977-7), scarcely a parsec from
    the sector capital. /the report was carried by the detached scout/courier
    Wayward Dream. The crew of the Wayward Dream were quickly cloistered by
    Imperial Naval Intelligence and the ship placed under heavy guard in a
    sealed hangar bay at Luck Gibson starport. Ground crews at the starport,
    however, reported that the vessel showed some evidence of battle damage.
    
    While all naval personnel at Regina Naval Base were put on full readiness,
    all ten heavy SDBs were launched and are rumored to be vectored toward
    Prometheus, the large gas giant would be a first priority target of a
    hostile fleet.
    
    Representatives of the diplomatic ministry have pressured the Zhodani
    embassy for an explanation, but thus far Ambassador Shterbifriashav has
    been unavailable for comment. Although Ruie is not an Imperial world, a
    Zhodani fleet almost certainly have had to have violated the demilitarized
    zone. established after the Fourth Frontier War. Grave diplomatic
    repercussions are expected. [JTAS #9]
    
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    Regina/Regina (0310-A788899-A) Date: 187-1107
    
    The Duke of Regina, speaking through his seneschal, announced in an
    emergency press conference that as of 12:01 A.M. this date a formal state
    of war has existed between the Imperium and the Zhodani Consulate. The
    seneschal explained that the declaration of war was handed to him by
    Ambassador Shterbifriashav late last night. The seneschal declined to
    answer questions, stating that no further information was available at that
    time. [JTAS #9]
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 201-1107
    
    Word has today been received by fleet courier of the invasion of Regina,
    the capital of the Spinward Marches. Naval spokesmen of the 212th Fleet
    declined to comment publicly, but in private one naval officer expressed
    the opinion that prolonged resistance on the world was unlikely in the
    event of a serious Zhodani assault.
    
    Coming only days after receipt of the news of the outbreak of the war, news
    of Regina's invasion is a heavy blow to hopes of an early victory over the
    Zhodani. The fall of Regina could sever the main communications artery to
    the Jewell subsector, and seriously hinder communication with fleet
    elements presumed to be fighting there. [JTAS #9]
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 204-1107
    
    Army Vice-Marshal Adam Lord Bryor today announced that a presumed state of
    war now exists between the Imperium and the Sword Worlds, following reciept
    of word that Lanth (Lanth 0109 A879533-B) was under attack by fleet and
    ground elements of that state. Characterizing the Sword Worlds' action as
    "a perfidious betrayal", Bryor dismissed any suggestion that Rhylanor was
    vulnerable to a Sword Worlds attack.
    
    "In addition to the Imperial Marines on-planet, Rhylanor has 25 active
    divisions equipped to Imperial standards", Bryor explained. "Even if a
    Sword Worlds squadron could fight its way through Rhylanor's boats, there's
    no conceivable way a Sword Worlds army could gain a foothold on-planet.
    Since Rhylanor is one of the foci for naval reinforcement from Deneb
    sector, a Sword Worlds fleet would be courting disaster to strike here."
    
    When questioned as to possible plans to retake Lanth, 212th Fleet spokesmen
    suggested that no such operation was likely to be undertaken in the near
    future, as most naval assets would probably be concentrated for an attempt
    to relieve the 43rd Provisional Army along with its supporting naval
    squadron, at Efate (Regina 0105-A646930-D). [JTAS #9]
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 204-1107
    
    The Travellers' Aid Society issued a travellers' advisory, declaring the
    entire Spinward Marches sector an amber zone until further notice. [JTAS
    #9]
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 206-1107
    
    The local branch of the IISS Detached Duty Office issued orders requiring
    all detached scout personnel in the Spinward Marches and Corridor
    subsectors controlling surplus scout vessels and all other retired scout
    personnel under the age of 66 to report to the nearest scout base for
    examination.
    
    All scout vessels will be armed and re-fitted for service in scout
    squadrons attached to the Navy. All retired personnel in suitable physical
    condition will be inducted into service for the duration of the emergency
    in accordance with established procedures.
    
    Failure to report for examination during a state of emergency is treason,
    and a maximum sentence of death may be exacted upon conviction. [JTAS #10]
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 210-1107
    
    The Travellers Aid Society announced today that, contrary to rumor, all
    representatives of the Regina branch of the Journal of the Travellers' Aid
    Society are safe.
    
    "All but a skeleton news-gathering staff has been withdrawn from the system
    as a safety measure," a society spokesperson said, "but we will continue
    full coverage of the war as it develops."
    
    Regina/Regina (0310-A788899-A) Date: 212-1107
    
    The office of the Duke announced that his Grace Norris, Duke of Regina, has
    been stricken with a variant form of pneumonic virus and has transferred
    the routine functions of state to a nominee pending his recovery. The brief
    statement by the Duke's seneschal was made during the regularly scheduled
    news conference, and no questions were permitted.
    
    Speculation that the Duke has been deposed by rival power factions within
    the Navy is reported unfounded. [JTAS #10]
    
    Regina/Regina (0310-A788899-A) Date: 214-1107
    
    Strong Zhodani advances on Louzy and Efate are reported to have been beaten
    back by Imperial forces late last month. Conflicting reports have prompted
    the Admiralty to institute a policy of monitoring news releases and rating
    their accuracy. The ratings for these reports was termed excellent. [JTAS
    #10]
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 243-1107
    
    Long quiescent, the Ine Givar terrorist organization seems to be taking
    advantage of the dislocation caused by the current war to increase their
    activities. In addition to reports of activity throughout the war zone, in
    recent months the Ine Givar have been implicated in numerous acts of
    destruction and sabotage, including (most recently) the disappearance of
    the merchant ship Harun-al-Rashid, now six weeks overdue from Equus (Lanth
    0807), an explosion and fire in scout base facilities at Meleto (Mora
    0407), and the release of a deadly viral toxin into the water supply of the
    Imperial Naval installation at Bendor (Glisten 0706).
    
    Spokesmen for Naval Intelligence refused to comment on speculation that the
    Ine Givar might be receiving support from the Zhodani or their allies. A
    high-placed source, however, said that the possibility of Zhodani or Sword
    World financial support cannot be discounted.
    
    The most famous pre-war act of terrorism attributed to the Ine Givar took
    place on Efate (Regina) early in 1105. Until now, no acts have taken place
    which could be directly attributed to the Ine Givar with the possible
    exception of the explosion in General Shipyard's Pixie Facility (Regina
    0303) later in that same year. [JTAS #11]
    
    Turedad/Lanth (0804-C465540-9) Date: 251-1107
    
    Authorities on this agricultural world have announced the discovery and
    arrest of a number of "sleeper" agents in high places in the planetary
    government. A press release issued by Naval Intelligence did not reveal
    names, but said that the agents were citizens of the Sword Worlds,
    disguised as locals, who had apparently spent years (in one case decades)
    working their way unobtrusively into the highest councils of the planetary
    government.
    
    According to the press release, the agents were to break the vital jump-1
    route to Regina and the war zone by turning the world against the Imperium,
    and destroying or impounding supply vessels on their way to the front.
    
    No information is available on how the "sleepers" were discovered. The
    press release explains that Naval Intelligence does not wish to compromise
    Imperial agents in Zhodani or Sword Worlds territory. [JTAS #11]
    
    Regina/Regina (0310-A788899-A) Date: 268-1107
    
    OFFICIAL RELEASE 46-268-1107:
    
    Notwithstanding current military conditions, landing operations or other
    activity not specifically sanctioned by the Imperial Naval Department will
    not be tolerated at the following worlds: Pscias (Regina 0506), Shionthy
    (Regina 0706)), Algine (Regina 0708), Victoria (Lanth 0207), Ylaven (Lanth
    0306), Sonthert(Lanth 0308), Djinni (Lanth 0501), and Grant (Jewell 0807).
    
    Subordinate authority for such landings or operations is delegated to fleet
    commanders when there is incontrovertible evidence that enemy forces have
    landed on such worlds or intend to do so.
    
    Violations of this directive will be severely dealt with.
    
    By order Santanocheev, Sector Admiral. [JTAS #11]
    
    Regina/Regina (0306-A788889-A) Date: 302-1107
    
    The office of the Duke denied reports that His Grace Norris, Duke of
    Regina, had died of a rare form of lung infection. Although declining to
    answer questions on the Duke's condition, or to reveal the Duke's
    whereabouts, a spokesman for the Duke's seneschal stated that His Grace was
    in a safe location, and was recovering rapidly. [JTAS #12]
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 362-1107
    
    Unconfirmed reports of the fall of Kinorb (Regina 0602) and Yorbund (Regina
    0703) systems to Vargr forces allied with the Zhodani were received today.
    
    The office of Army Vice-Marshal Adam Lord Bryor declined to comment on
    these reports other than to say that fighting in these two systems
    continues. [JTAS #12]
    
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    Year 1108

    Traveller News Service - 1108
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 014-1108
    
    In a press release made available today, the Admiralty has classified the
    following systems as combat zones: Dentus (Regina 0601), Kinorb (Regina
    0602), Yorbund (Regina 0703), Yres (Regina 0202), Pixie (Regina 0303),
    Boughene (Regina 0304)), Uakye (Regina 0205), Whanga (Regina 0206), Knorbes
    (Regina 0207), Forboldn (Regina 0208), Hefry (Regina 0309), Ruie (Regina
    0209), Regina (Regina 0310), Jenghe (Regina 0210), Extolay (Lanth 0101),
    Lanth (Lanth 0109), D'Ganzio (Lanth 0310), Phlume (Vilis 0801), Denotam
    (Vilis 0603), Edinina (Vilis 0403), 728-907 (Vilis 0404), Frenzie (Vilis
    0306), Saurus (Vilis 0510), Asgard (Vilis 0709)), and Tavonni (Vilis 0710).
    
    The Admiralty declined comment at this time on the progress of the war, or
    to issue any reports of losses. [JTAS #12]
    
    Lanth/Lanth (0109-A879533-B) Date: 000-1108
    
    Only days after the Imperial 193 Fleet left Lanth for a reported assembly
    of Sword World forces at Tavonni, 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. [JTAS #12]
    
    Regina/Regina (0310-A788899-A) Date: 035-1108
    
    In a recorded statement to the press today, Admiral Santanocheev announced
    that Yorbund (Regina 0703) 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
    (Jewell 0205), Emerald (Jewell 0206), and Lysen (Jewell 0507)) to Zhodani
    forces, but added that fighting continues on Jewell and other worlds of the
    subsector, as well as on Kinorb (Regina 0602).
    
    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
    guerilla war in that subsector. [JTAS #13]
    
    Aramis/Aramis (0710-A6B0556-B) Date: 122-1108
    
    Equipment, records, and personnel of Imperial Research Station Beta are
    reported by unofficial sources to have been evacuated from Yori (Regina
    0510), 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 (Querion 0406). 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. [JTAS #13]
    
    Equus/Lanth (0807-B55A858-B S) Date: 204-1108
    
    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. [JTAS #14]
    
    Bendor/Glisten (0706-A756656-C) Date: 228-1108
    
    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. [JTAS #14]
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 338-1108
    
    The TNS has just reports that Heya (Regina 0802) and Beck's World (Regina
    0604) 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. [JTAS #15]
    
    Regina/Regina (0310-A788899-A) Date: 362-1108
    
    The office of Admiral Santanocheev announced to the press that Mirriam
    (Vilis 0505) and Calit (Vilis 0705) have fallen to overwhelming Zhodani
    forces. It was further announced that communications with the naval bases
    at Denotam (Vilis 0603) and Frenzie (Vilis 0306) 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. [JTAS #15]
    
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    Year 1109

    Traveller News Service - 1109
    
    Regina/Regina (0310-A788899-A) Date: 021-1109
    
    In a recorded message to the press, the office of Admiral Lord Santanocheev
    announced that the Naval Base at Ghandi (Lanth 0205) is under attack by
    Zhodani naval and ground forces, including several units of the elite
    Zhodani Consular Guard. The statement indicated that the garrison at Ghandi
    had recently been reinforced because of the Zhodani presence at Calit
    (Vilis 0705).
    
    This announcement has fuelled speculation that a major Zhodani push is
    underway, with Rhylanor as its most likely target. If Ghandi falls, it will
    be a major blow to the Imperial war effort, possibly a fatal one. [JTAS
    #15]
    
    Regina/Regina (0310-A788899-A) Date: 029-1109
    
    Operation Iedshrpr, several months in secret preparation, was launched by
    elements of the Imperial Navy's Corridor Fleet in a drive to break the
    siege of Efate and force back the Zhodani forces currently operating in
    Regina subsector.
    
    Commander Aia Resortin, fleet press officer, stated, "Admiral Santanocheev
    has planned a brilliant campaign for the relief of Efate. Denial of Efate
    to the Zhodani means denial of the whole subsector. This operation is the
    turning point of the war."
    
    Regrettably, the meeting was cut short by a Zhodani hit-and-run raid, which
    partially damaged some buildings, but had no other effect. [JTAS #16]
    
    Inthe/Regina (0810-B575776-9) Date: 059-1109
    
    A ship from Imperial Scout Squadron 497 (recently based at Jewell) arrived
    at Inthe after successfully running the Zhodani blockade. Military security
    would not permit interviews with its crew, but a statement was later issued
    that Jewell has not fallen, and continues to defend against Zhodani
    attacks. [JTAS #16]
    
    Kinorb/Regina (0602-A663659-5) Date: 083-1109
    
    Operations against the Vargr force invading Yorbund and Heya achieved a
    considerable success recently. It was announced today that Battle Squadron
    203 and several cruiser squadrons, under Vice-Admiral Elphinstone, were
    able to destroy a Vargr battle squadron after a prolonged engagement.
    
    Having regained orbital supremacy of the world, the Imperial 85th Infantry
    Field Army was moved in to secure the surface of Heya. [JTAS #16]
    
    Lanth/Lanth (0109-A879533-B) Date: 096-1109
    
    Only days after the Imperial 193rd fleet left Lanth for a reported assembly
    of Sword World forces at Tavonni 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 in
    Tavinni, however, caught the Sworld Worlders by surprise, and resulted in
    severe losses to the enemy. Imperial forces continue to mop up in the Lanth
    system. [JTAS #16]
    
    Beck'a World/Regina (0604-B883349-D) Date: 122-1109
    
    The last remnants of the Vargr battle fleet from Yorbund were run down and
    destroyed in the Beck's World system today. Although all enemy forces are
    not yet accounted for, Vice-Admiral Elphinstone's staff was optimistic that
    the threat from the Vargr forces has been countered. [JTAS #17]
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 128-1109
    
    Dispatches received from Regina indicate that a major Imperial raid against
    Zhodani military and industrial installations at Ninjar (Chronor 0608) has
    been accomplished by means of secret caches at the old Imperial naval base
    in the Quar system (Chronor 0808).
    
    No further details are available at this time. [JTAS #17]
    
    FLASH FLASH FLASH FLASH FLASH FLASH FLASH FLASH
    
    Regina/Regina (0310-A788899-A) Date: 132-1109
    
    In a terse communique, his Grace the Duke of Regina announced that Admiral
    Lord Santanocheev has been relieved of command immediately. Acting with the
    authority of an Imperial Warrant, the Duke has taken personal command of
    the 1st Provisional Fleet.
    
    Members of the Duke's staff declined to comment further other than to
    confirm that the change of command has taken place. Nothing is known as to
    the reasons for Santanocheev's relief, or his present whereabouts. [JTAS
    #17]
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 147-1109(delayed)
    
    Imperial naval forces and attached army and marine units have retaken Calit
    (Vilis 0705), according to a highly placed source at the Admiralty. News of
    the victory was delayed because the local commander did not feel he could
    spare any vessels to carry the news out of system until recently.
    
    No reports of the battle, or of any casualties among the forces involved
    are available. [JTAS #18]
    
    Lanth/Lanth (0109-A879533-B) Date: 241-1109
    
    The commander of the Imperial 193 Fleet has officially declared the mopping
    up of Sword World forces in the Lanth system to be complete, after months
    of heavy fighting.
    
    "Reports of atrocities against the civilian populace are unfounded," the
    fleet public relations officer declared in a press release, "The enemy
    forces were too heavily involved in fighting us to be able to have
    committed any crimes against the locals." The officer went on to note that
    rumors of atrocities are common after any battle, because of the high
    degree of emotion generated.
    
    No information is available on casualties, either military or civilian, but
    a highly placed source indicated that 193 Fleet has requested large numbers
    of ground reinforcements, indicating heavy casualties, at least in its
    ground forces.
    
    Porozlo/Rhylanor (0305-A867A74-A) Date: 231-1109
    
    According to unofficial reports, a major battle is taking place at
    Rhylanor, involving both fleet and planetary elements of Imperial and
    colonial forces. [JTAS #18]
    
    Porozlo/Rhylanor (0305-A867A74-A) Date: 239-1109
    
    Informed sources have revealed that major fleet and ground forces arrived
    in this system last night, and are presently refuelling and refitting for
    immediate transfer to Rhylanor, to reinforce Imperial forces there. [JTAS
    #18]
    
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    Kinorb/Regina (0602-A663659-5) Date: 252-1109
    
    All Vargr forces allied with the Outworld Coalition have been instructed by
    their supreme commander to cease hostilities and surrender to the Imperial
    military or present themselves to a neutral power for internment.
    Unconfirmed rumor states the Vargr forces have withdrawn from the
    Coalition, and are now negotiating a separate peace agreement.
    
    Speculation is rampant in all governmental circles as to the ramifications
    of this action, both with regard to the war and with regard to post-war
    policies in the Vargr Extents. [JTAS #18]
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 310-1109
    
    Rumors continue to circulate concerning a major assault by Imperial forces
    in the near future. No single objective is noted in any of these rumors,
    and official sources have refused to comment on any of the rumors, but
    experts believe that an attempted relief of Jewell is in the offing. [JTAS
    #19]
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 312-1109
    
    The battles for Rhylanor are over. In an official press release dated
    today, the Imperial Navy announced that enemy action in-system had ceased,
    with the exception of minor engagements in the outer fringes.
    
    "Mopping up of these forces is proceeding apace," one official stated off
    the record. [JTAS #19]
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 348-1109
    
    A major Zhodani task force was badly mauled in the attempt to retake the
    Calit system (which was liberated by Imperial forces earlier this year.)
    Enemy forces were "dealt a serious blow" in the words of one officer.
    Imperial and Colonial forces in the Calit system were evidently heavily
    reinforced after the battle to retake the system.
    
    No information is available concerning the battle or any casualties among
    the forces involved. [JTAS #19]
    
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    Year 1110

    Traveller News Service 1110
    
    Arden/Vilis (0201-C5549CB-8) Date: 004-1110
    
    A short and bloodless coup on Arden has replaced the local pro-Zhodani
    government with a pro-Imperial coalition representing commercial interests
    both on and off-world. Unofficial sources indicate that the coup was
    because of the war's detrimental effects on trade in the region.
    
    No further information is available at this time. [JTAS #19]
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 010-1110
    
    Admiral Lord Santanocheev, former commander of Imperial forces during the
    current hostilities, is reported by unofficial sources to have requested a
    formal board of inquiry into the reasons for his recent relief.
    
    The details of the Admiral's relief from command remain unknown, as does
    the exact whereabouts of the Admiral himself. [JTAS #20]
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 023-1110
    
    After months of speculation by informed sources, the Admiralty revealed
    that a major operation to relieve Jewell has been undertaken by combined
    Imperial and Colonial forces.
    
    No further data is available. [JTAS #20]
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 039-1110
    
    The public relations office of the Imperial Navy refused to deny or to
    confirm rumors of Zhodani atrocities against the citizens of Ruby and
    Emerald during the recent occupation of those worlds. [JTAS #20]
    
    FLASH FLASH FLASH FLASH FLASH FLASH FLASH FLASH FLASH
    
    Quar/Chronor (0808-B532720-B) Date: 099-1110
    
    In a joint press release, the Zhodani Consulate and the Imperial Admiralty
    announced that an armistice is in effect as of 120-1110 Imperial reckoning.
    All hostilities are to cease, and all belligerents are to remain in their
    positions as of the above date.
    
    The press release went on to announce that negotiations for the cessation
    of hostilities have begun on Quar. Imperial officials declined to comment
    further on the announcement. [JTAS #20]
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 143-1110
    
    Despite a few minor incidents, the armistice between Zhodani and Imperial
    forces is holding, and negotiations are proceeding. All reporters have been
    excluded from the negotiations, at the request of the chief Zhodani
    negotiator.
    
    No further information is available. [JTAS #21]
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 146-1110
    
    Admiral Lord Santanocheev, who has been out of sight since for several
    months after his relief from command, made a brief appearance today at an
    Admiralty news conference to announce that regardless of the outcome of the
    inquiry into his conduct of the war he intends to retire at the end of the
    year.
    
    The Admiral declined to answer questions at the end of his short
    announcement, which was quite unexpected. This is the Admiral's first
    public appearance since his relief from command. [JTAS #21]
    
    Rhylanor/Rhylanor (0306-A434934-F) Date: 160-1110
    
    Rumors persist of Zhodani atrocities against citizens of Ruby and Emerald
    during the recent occupation of those worlds. No first hand accounts of the
    occupation have been made available, as access to these worlds (indeed, to
    all worlds occupied during the recent hostilities) is restricted. [JTAS
    #21]
    
    Dentus/Regina (0601-C979500-A) Date: 166-1110
    
    A small force of Vargr raiders today struck an outlying outpost in this
    system, killing three and wounding another seven. It is believed that the
    raiders are the remnants of a former military unit, now renegades, since
    the primary purpose of the raid seemed to be to acquire supplies and spare
    parts for starships.
    
    A spokesman for the Admiralty stated that such raids are to be expected
    since a number of Vargr units refused to surrender, and evidently intend to
    continue hostilities. Forces from Vice-Admiral Elphinstone's command have
    been detached to run down and destroy the renegades. [JTAS #21]
    
    Quar/Chronor (0808-B532720-B) Date: 360-1110
    
    In separate announcements issued today, the Imperium and the Zhodani
    Consulate announced the cessation of hostilities between all belligerents,
    to begin on 001-1111. Borders will be returned to the status quo ante
    bellum, and all military forces have begun their withdrawal from opposing
    territories.
    
    Despite the fact that neither side achieved territorial gains, both the
    Imperium and the Zhodani Consulate are claiming victory in their
    announcements. The Fifth Frontier War is over. [JTAS #22]
    
    Dentus/Regina (0601-C979500-A) Date: 362-1110
    
    A spokesman for the naval forces under command of Vice-Admiral Elphinstone
    stated today that a number of Vargr renegades are still at large in the
    Spinward Marches, despite the best efforts of the Navy to hunt down and
    destroy them. These renegades are remnants of military units which did
    refused to surrender upon the withdrawal of the Vargr from the war.
    
    A spokesman reports that 90% of the Vargr forces have been dealt with, but
    admits that a small core remains to threaten shipping in the region. [JTAS
    #22]
    
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    Year 1111

    Traveller News Service - 1111
    
    Lanth/Lanth (0109-A879533-B) Date: 004-1111
    
    In a report made available today by usually reliable sources inside the
    Imperial government, it was revealed that, in the last weeks before the
    signing of a separate peace between the Imperium and the Sword Worlds,
    several deep-penetration raids on the industrial worlds of Gram and Sacnoth
    severely damaged major naval installations and manufacturing capacity.
    
    The Imperial government is reported to have rejected requests from Sword
    World negotiators for financial and technical assistance in rebuilding the
    ruined facilities. [JTAS #22]
    
    Dentus/Regina (0601-C979500-A) Date: 032-1111
    
    Vice-Admiral Elphinstone's staff announced that the last members of a small
    group of Vargr renegades are still at large in the Spinward Marches. These
    renegades are the remnants of hostile Vargr units which refused to
    surrender upon the withdrawal of the Vargr from the recent war.
    
    A spokesman reports that approximately 20 Vargr and two starships managed
    to elude pursuing forces and escape capture after the destruction of a
    hidden resupply base, located on a small planetoid in the outer orbit of
    the Heya system (Regina 0802). "The vessels were unarmed transports,"
    reported Captain Bolinghurst of the Admiral's staff, "and pose no serious
    threat to shipping. Despite this, the Regina subsector remains under
    martial law until we can kill or capture the last of these criminals."
    [JTAS #23]
    
    Quar/Chronor (0808-B532720-B) Date: 092-1111
    
    Imperium and Zhodani Consulate emissaries formally closed their conference
    today, after having overseen the administration of the cessation of
    hostilities between all belligerents which began on 001-1111. All military
    forces have been withdrawn to behind their respective pre-war borders.
    
    All colonial forces have returned to their home worlds. Selected Imperial
    military forces will remain active to deal with various renegade military
    personnel.
    
    "This is not uncommon after a war," a spokesman for the Admiralty stated.
    "Some personality types get so keyed up that it takes them time to settle
    down again. Anyway, a lot of these people were criminals before the war,
    and are simply returning to their old occupation with some new equipment."
    
    The Imperial government has declared Regina, Jewell, and Lanth subsectors
    to be amber travel zones. All other Imperial territories in the Spinward
    Marches revert to their pre-war travel classifications. [JTAS #23]
    
    Dentus/Regina (0601-C979500-A) Date: 263-1111
    
    A group of renegade Vargr operating as freebooters in the Spinward Marches
    continues to elude capture. Despite reassurances by Naval spokesmen that
    they pose no serious threat to shipping in the region, insurance rates for
    vessels operating in the sector remain at their war level.
    
    When questioned about the reasons behind this, a representative of Hortalez
    et Cie (who underwrite a major fraction of mercantile surety policies in
    the sector) agreed to comment briefly. Hortelez, feels that although no
    ships have been lost to the Vargr after the destruction of the renegades'
    resupply base in the Heya system, "a number of unexplained or incompletely
    explained disappearances have given us cause for some concern."
    
    Asked if they felt the Imperial Navy was not doing its job properly, the
    Hortalez spokesman responded: "We believe that the Navy is doing all that
    can be reasonably expected under the circumstances. We are merely
    exercising caution until it is verified that the renegades have been dealt
    with. This action is not a reflection on the Navy. We are merely acting in
    the best interests of our stockholders by keeping our risks at a minimum."
    [JTAS #24]
    
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    Year 1112

    Traveller News Service - 1112
    
    DENTUS/REGINA (0601-C979500-A) DATE: 063-1112
    
    Informed sources today leaked information indicating that the group of
    renegade Vargr which have eluded capture since the end of the recent war
    has probably fled the Spinward Marches for parts unknown. Several alleged
    members of the group were reputed to have been captured when they attempted
    to hijack a merchant ship near here late last year, and have been held
    incommunicado since that time.
    
    Admiralty public relations officer Captain Gaviin Ammern refused to comment
    when asked why the capture of some of the renegades has been kept secret
    for so long. [Challenge/JTAS 25]
    
    QUAR/CHRONOR (0808-B532720-B) DATE: 092-1112
    
    In an official statement issued today, the Imperial government formally
    declared all worlds in the Regina, Jewell, and Lanth subsectors to have
    reverted to their pre-war travel classifications.
    
    With this proclamation, the last of the emergency proclamations promulgated
    during the recent war are withdrawn, and life in the Marches returns to
    normal. [Challenge/JTAS 25]
    
    REGINA/REGINA (0310-A788899-A) DATE: 102-1112
    
    A dispatch from Terra/Sol (0207-A867A69-F) dated 121-1111 reads "The first
    known victim to survive direct exposure to hyperspace arrived at Terra
    today, suffering from what medical experts are calling 'Hyperspace
    sickness'. Naval commander Ansel Churner, an engineering officer on his way
    to retirement on Prometheus, is being held in strict quarantine until
    specialists can determine the specific effects the exposure will have.
    Doctors working on the case are qouted as saying that preliminary tests
    indicate that Cdr. Churner is in good condition, but is not mobile".
    
    "Three members of the engineering department on the Tyrol, a Rome, Inc.
    luxery liner, were killed. Circumstances of their deaths have not been
    released at this time".
    
    Admiralty spokesmen at Regina refused to comment on the dispatch.
    [Challenge/JTAS 26]
    
    REGINA/REGINA (0310-A788899-A) DATE: 140-1112
    
    A dispatch from Terra/Sol (0207-A867A69-F) dated 130-1111 reads: "The
    Starship Accident Inspection Team (SAIT) of Australia Down Starport has
    been officially relieved of its duties in the inspection of the Tyrol, a
    Rome Inc. Luxery liner which suffered mysterious damage while in hyperspace
    en route to this world/ The Naval Attache to Terra, Captain Winston of
    Duncanhood, Earl of Lardher, officially relieved the SAIT and replaced them
    with his own team of specialists, including a number of civilian
    representatives from the Beta Draconis Industries. Heavy security measures,
    including marine guards, have been implemented, and all access to the Tyrol
    has been cut off to observers.
    
    Meanwhile medical specialists at the Demosthenes Naval Hospital have
    confirmed the gradual recovery of Commander Churner from the almost total
    loss of equilibrium he suffered as a result of exposure to hyprespace."
    [Challenge/JTAS 27]
    
    REGINA/REGINA (0310-A788899-A) DATE: 142-1112
    
    A dispatch from Terra/Sol (0207-A867A69-F) dated 132-1111 reads: "The
    remains of the three engineering crew who were killed in the mysterious
    mishap on board the Tyrol were identified today as First Mate Jerrance
    Willan of Hell/Sol, Second Mate Elizabeth Maeer of Prometheus, and Cargo
    Specialist Albaret Michaelsson of Terra/Sol. Their remains are being held
    pending the conclusion of medical investigation, after which they will be
    released to their families. [Challenge/JTAS 27]
    
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    the Travellers' Aid Society.
    
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