Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 25
  1. #11
    Consultant
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    PC
    Posts
    80
    Late April 3302 - July 3302

    "Out of the Blue"

    On April 26th 3302, the Children of Raxxla were issued a Salomé 'directive'.

    Establish two listening posts on the near edge of the Formidine Rift and begin regular border patrols between them. The exact reason why these posts were set up is never revealed by Salomé, but it is speculated that it was to keep a permanent presence in the region and report any unusual activity emerging from the Rift as tensions between the power blocs back in the bubble began to rise and the hidden influence by shadowy forces grew. While everyone's attention was (deliberately) focused away from the Rift - CoR and the Rifters kept watch out there.

    Directive Announcement

    Patrol Route Map :



    Listening Post Alpha :



    Listening Post Beta :



    Salomé and Alessia Verdi preside over the launch event, and a message from Salomé is relayed to all pilots heading out to begin their rift border patrols.

    Alessia's introduction...

    "My friends. Please keep the comms channels clear. Transmission is about to commence.

    For those of you new to the Children of Raxxla, my name is Alessia Verdi and I am one of our official spokespersons.

    Thank you for assembling. It is good to see so many of you here! We may live in dark times, but our light shines bright!

    I am honoured to announce that Salomé herself is with us this evening. She has returned, along with many of you, from the Distant Worlds Expedition.

    In a few minutes she will address you in person, but first, please be vigilant! Keep an eye on your scanners.

    We have reason to believe that we may be under surveillance. Security must be our uppermost priority at this time.

    Please standby.

    Yes. I am told we are ready. My friends, Salomé is here. Please give her a warm welcome!"


    Salomé's speech...

    "I thank you for your welcome, Commanders. It warms my soul.

    Children of Raxxla, I address you now at a time of great uncertainty and it is both with delight and sadness that I charge you with our latest undertaking.

    Delight, in that I know I can depend upon your dedication and expertise, your prowess in exploration and your sense of adventure.

    Sadness, in that I know I ask you to risk much. Your time, your ships, perhaps even your lives in pursuit of something... something that even now remains elusive and unclear.

    There are shadowy forces at work and strange things are afoot across all the major powers. You must be as cunning as serpents and as innocent as doves. Do not be beguiled, as so many have been, by the promise of easy credits.

    Halsey returns and demands exploration data just as explorers return from across the galaxy. Coincidence? Ask yourself why she might need that data.

    The vile Patreus completes another unnecessary battleship. Yet we are not at war... are we?

    We are being played, Commanders.

    Even now, knowledge of what we have already uncovered is becoming more and more widely known. Others are searching, and not always for the purest motives.

    We can not expect those set against us to leave us alone forever, already they are taking a direct interest in our affairs.

    I am sending you out like sheep amongst wolves. Be wary, trust no one. I fear time is running out for us to solve the mystery of the Rift.

    For now, you have your briefing. Embark on it with my blessings, Commanders.

    Fly safe, and always... Remember!"


    Wing Departure :



    Pilots send back data packets containing footage of the early patrols : Link

  2. #12
    Consultant
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    PC
    Posts
    80
    Summer 3302

    "The Lady Returns"

    Drew Wagar announces that he had been in talks with Frontier Developments, and to the delight of the playerbase, the Formidine Rift mystery, Salomé, and the storyline (and future mysteries) were now officially back on the agenda. The Rift is reborn and a new influx of 'Rifters' - players who had kept faith with the story via the various Formidine Rift stories, and helped keep the pilot light burning into its mysteries, began actively investigating the region. New independently lead missions and expeditions into the Rift began taking shape.

  3. #13
    Consultant
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    PC
    Posts
    80
    August 3302

    "A Clue!... (and a betrayal)"

    In August 3302, and as a direct consequence of Salomé's activity in Tionisla (see Salome timeline linked earlier), and the later clues that followed pointing to a sector within the Rift as being an 'area of interest', CoR expand the Border Patrol and incorporate it into a major expedition. The EAFOTS sector search begins with the Formidine Rift 3302 Expedition. Over 100 pilots made up of CoR, Rifters, and freelance explorers set out to systematically search the region.





    Several days after this initiative begins, and back in the bubble, a nefarious campaign against Salomé gains momentum. Imperial 'puppets' illegally board Salomé's ship in Ceimess and detain her. It is later revealed that she is being accused of being implicated in an assassination plot against Admiral Patreus. Someone wants Salomé silenced.



    CoR recall many of its pilots from the rift initiative at this turn of events and begin a peaceful campaign to have her arrest investigated.



    The authorities ignore all CoR attempts at finding a diplomatic resolution. It becomes increasingly apparent that Salomé has been set up and is being railroaded.

  4. #14
    Consultant
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    PC
    Posts
    80
    September 3302

    "Wall of Silence"

    A trial date is set. CoR begin putting pressure on the Ceimess authorities by undermining the system economy. The wall of silence continues. Numerous documents submitted to GalNet relating to the trial are suppressed by the mainstream media. CoR grow frustrated at being ignored.



    CoR hold a gathering at Mackenzie Relay in Ceimess, where Salomé was 'kidnapped'. The meeting is attended by Alessia Verdi who hints at curious developments in the Rift and beyond...



    We won't be silenced :



    Despite the frustrations, later that month CoR pilots gather at Serebov Terminal to mark the 1 year anniversary of CoRs founding.

    A sombre ceremony : Link

  5. #15
    Consultant
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    PC
    Posts
    80
    Early October 3302

    "Distant Moon"

    In support of Salomé's plight, and as a PR exercise, a lone CoR scout travels to the far galactic rim, and becomes the first pilot to record a landing on Oevasy SG-Y D0 B 9 F - a moon in a system situated 65,647 LYs from Sol. It is the outer most moon, orbiting the outermost planet of the secondary star of this Oevast system. The moon is over 134,000 light seconds further out into the intergalactic void than the primary star is - making it the most distant object from Sol an explorer can visit. CoR claim this world and unofficially name it 'Salomé's Reach' to show that her influence has become galaxy-wide.


  6. #16
    Consultant
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    PC
    Posts
    80
    Late October 3302

    "Injustice"

    By late October, Salomé has been convicted. CoR believe the evidence against her is flawed. Protests continue to go ignored.

    She is to be transported to the notorious Koontz Asylum in Daibo - a de facto death sentence.

    After seeing little hope in ever seeing avenues open to them to have the arrest, conviction, an trial investigated, CoR act on intelligence provided to them from operatives sympathetic to her plight. They learn that Salomé is aboard a capital class starship in transit to Daibo.

  7. #17
    Consultant
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    PC
    Posts
    80
    October 30th 3302

    "For Her"

    On Oct 30th 3302 CoR launch a military operation against the INV Imperial Freedom, a Majestic Class Interdictor, and the flagship of Admiral Patreus. The mission objective is to cause confusion aboard the vessel while undercover operatives aboard it attempt to release Salomé from the brig and usher her to an escape pod.

    CoR disable the Interdictor, and after the ejection of numerous escape pods is reported, they allow it to leave.

    The Battle for Salomé :



    Battle Report :

    Priority Communique...

    Date : October 30th 3302
    Time : 20:30 IGT

    Today a CoR fleet intercepted the INV Imperial Freedom, a Majestic Class Interdictor in the Eotienses star system.

    Acting on intelligence gained from an insider aboard this capital ship, it is believed that Kahina Tijani Loren (Salomé) was being transported aboard this vessel to the penal colony at Daibo, a mere 6 jumps from Eotienses.

    A sympathizer to Salome's plight aboard the vessel, working in tandem with CoR intel, informed CoR Consul that Salomé had been successfully released from the ships' brig during the confusion and was last seen heading to an escape pod.

    The CoR fleet pressed the attack - concentrating fire on the FSD initially, before switching attention to the Interdictors Heatsink Array.

    At 21:12 IGT, seconds prior to the Interdictor fleeing the battle, it was reported that numerous escape pods had ejected from the starboard side of the vessel and were last seen falling toward the surface of Eotienses B 2.

    With the Interdictor removed from the system, the remaining CoR fleet secured the area, and several scout ships began a surface recon of Eotienses B 2.

    Message Ends.


    CoR 'Retribution' : Link


    Statement of Justification :



    The Children of Raxxla feel that they have been backed in to a corner.

    The diplomatic approach for Cemiess authorities to launch a fair and thorough investigation into the arrest of Salomé was met with silence. Over the course of 3 weeks following Salomé's detention, CoR continued to put pressure on the local authorities via manipulation of the systems economy. Again CoR were ignored. We now believe the Cemiess authorities were not complicit in this - we believe they were pressured by outside agencies to do nothing, when it was their sovereign right and duty to hold an investigation into this incident that occurred on their watch. They are guilty of cowardice, nothing more.

    CoR presented numerous GalNet articles to the mainstream media, some of which we feel could have strengthened Salomé's case for a fair and open trial... those articles were suppressed. Then, after almost two months of build up, the trial is suddenly announced out of the blue, and is over within 48 hours with a guilty verdict! This was a sham from start to finish.

    We then finally get to hear part of the so called 'evidence' when the whole thing is over - a leaked video recording of Salomé meeting two men where it is assumed an assassination plot against Admiral Patreus was hatched. CoR know exactly who the two men were, and have unequivocal proof that neither were in Cemiess during the assassination attempt on Patreus, nor had anything to do with it. If this "evidence" was used to help convict Salomé then it is flawed evidence that would have been thrown out had Salomé had proper legal representation during the trial, and parties with a vested interest had been given a chance to produce information that would help defend her case.

    Given the diabolical way this whole affair has unfolded, it is plain to see with the virtue of hindsight that Salomé was tried and convicted the moment her ship was illegally boarded.

    Dark forces are pulling the strings here and want Salomé silenced. The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine. In this case these dark influences made sure the wheel of justice never turned at all.

    CoR did not take the action in Eotienses lightly. But an opportunity to save Salomé from a de facto death sentence, the horrific and notorious Koontz Asylum, presented itself to us - and CoR took it. The faction holds no ill-will against Patreus or Princess Duval. Their ship was allowed to leave the scene. We feel they are as much victims in this as anyone. They were played like puppets on a string. The real guilty parties continue to lurk in the background, but the time is coming when there will be no more shadows for them to hide in.

  8. #18
    Consultant
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    PC
    Posts
    80
    November 3302

    "Dynasty"

    Alessia Verdi, acting in Salomé's absence, launches a competing community goal against the Federation. CoR and independent pilots are tasked with delivering exploration data scans from three distinct regions that Salomé's warned about immediately prior to her illegal arrest. It is stated that proof of Salomé's claims, and exoneration of the charges against her, can be found among the data - and a race against time is on. The Federation, often accused of constantly hiding the truth and discouraging explorers from traveling the depths, are now in a panic and calling on those very same pilots that they recently derided to gather data on the Federations behalf!

    Link to Magazine Article :



    Pilots from around inhabited space head out to The Formidine Rift, The Sagittarrii Conflux, and Hawking's Gap. Early reports from these regions have uncovered a collection of mysterious satellite probes, all emitting cryptic information about a previously unknown expedition designated 'Dynasty'.

    Alessia Verdi herself hints that the manipulation of all independent people, by the major power blocs, goes deeper than first envisioned...


  9. #19
    Consultant
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    PC
    Posts
    80
    Late November 3302

    "Convoy Conundrum"

    GalNet reports that a prison transport, believed to be transporting Salomé to the penal colony, has been mysteriously destroyed.. along with all escape pods.



    CoR issue a statement indicating that until proof of Salomé's death is found, the GalNet article should be viewed with skepticism. Salomé herself had indicated numerous times in the past that the mainstream media should not be trusted in this 'age of deception'.

    Undeterred, CoR and its allies continue their search for vital scan data within the Rift, Conflux, and Hawking's Gap to prove Salomé's innocence in the Patreus plot.


  10. #20
    Consultant
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    PC
    Posts
    80
    Early December 3302

    "Data Overload"

    The mission to retrieve scan data from the three mysterious regions; Formidine Rift, Sagittarri Conflux, and Hawking's Gap, concludes with a stunning 1.3 million reports submitted by over 4,400 commanders.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •