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  1. Tony has agreed to run an event
  2. He's a fun character to play. @Bav gets it worse on Tidbit tbf. For my own reputation I should add I've actually cybered several times. It's just the nature of the character to be grotesque.
  3. I'm not going to air our dirty laundry but the crux of it is that this the way this is structured was meant to address consistent twin complaints from the playerbase over the years - (1) "there is not enough cohesion between individual events", (2) "the SSTRP timeline is railroaded and players/command figures should dictate what we do and where we go". It's been noted that it hasn't worked out and a decision was resolved amongst the executive team as of last Monday to enact a plan that brings us back into the Federation swiftly - the first step of this process took place over the course of my last mission, where I re-introduced Aqua's Colonel Rivera. However I do want the fleet bridge simulator to at least be on the horizon before we step into a new chapter - this should be within the next couple of weeks, Queen's birthday list withstanding. The plan moving forward is that overall direction for the server will once again be set by me (as it was until this current arc) with the advice, council and guidance of my staff and of other key stakeholders. Noting that this pertains to an active storyline, and for the sake of not spoiling it, this is all I plan to say on the topic.
  4. keep talking shit and pallas gets hit again motherfucker
  5. Hi So with the finale tonight, we are now officially fugitives from Federal justice. This is a peculiar arrangement for a Starship Troopers server however this affords us the opportunity to build an engaging narrative without being hampered by the invulnerability that having the backing of a monolithic and near all-powerful Federation. It also means we can now The way things will work from here-in is that the MI and Fleet leadership will submit a weekly plan and a committee of us (primarily XAs right now) will determine the effect and consequences of said plan and instruct and advise the admin team on what sort of events to run that week. Leadership characters are no longer bound by Federal law, however their actions may lead to later IC consequences. They will no longer automatically receive any form of plot armour (however PK requests still need to go through the proper channels).
  6. Sorry to contradict but cutting out the "two admins" exemption because it wouldn't be hard to convince two admins around.
  7. TUESDAY APRIL 16 2299 LARSEN TO FACE JUSTICE General Larsen, the war hero turned accused murderer, has formally been charged, and has arrived on Iskander to face a court-martial, or so the federal authorities announced last night. A military intelligence spokesman announced the following, "Following the death of a 19-year old active duty infantryman here in Iskander in February of this year, General Brian Charles Larsen has been indicted on a single charge of second-degree murder, although there are several other active investigations into a number of other unexplained deaths. General Larsen surrendered himself to federal authorities here on Iskander at roughly midday today. Noting the severe and capital nature of the offence, General Larsen will face a 5-officer general court-martial as soon as one can be convened. General Larsen may be a war hero, but no man is above the law, and justice must be served." It seems however that members of the public do not feel so strongly. A poll in this paper of our readers showed support for the General at 40-34, in support. Fig 1. a poll of our readers (14 April, 2298) The Sky Marshal's office refused to issue a statement. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Dear Sirs, I am deeply concerned with media's hounding of Brian Larsen, a good, honest man who I had the honour of serving with. There is no finer public servant than General Larsen, and this political hit job, I fear solely designed to divert attention away from the Sky Marshal's appalling premiership, is most profoundly unfair, disgusting and dangerous. If General Larsen is found guilty the Sky Marshal will not only personally be betraying the man who propelled her into high office to begin with; indeed the whole-Federation will be collectively betraying the General. Colonel Jim 'Jimmy' Marsher (Ret.) ---- Dear Sirs, I served under the butcher, Larsen, and I must say I am delighted to hear that he is finally facing his comeuppance. There is no punishment fit for a monster like Larsen. May he rot in hell. Anonymous The Iskander Herald is a registered third party news vendor, authorized under docket number 161, and protected under section (6)(2) of the Iskander Accords, which permits a limited number of approved third party organisations the right to publish news independent of the Federal state. Any complaints should be directed to the Regulation of Press Committee, Federal Council, ISK SW1A 1AA
  8. SUNDAY APRIL 14 2299 GENERAL LARSEN RECORDED SHOOTING TROOPER A tape emerged today showing General Brian C. Larsen, the war hero renowned for his successes during the Progenitor war and the civil unrest that plagued much of 2297-2298, shooting a Mobile Infantry trooper extrajudicially during off time whilst on Iskander earlier this year. Furthermore, it appears this is not the first time this has happened. Sources indicate this is at least the seventh incident where the General has been suspected of partaking in extrajudicial executions. General Larsen nor the Sky Marshal's office could not be reached for comment. General Larsen is a notoriously enigmatic and press-shy figure, however, this newspaper has managed to piece the following together: he was born in 2240, in Newcastle, Terra, enlisting with the 49th Mobile Infantry in 2258. He married his childhood sweetheart, Laura, in 2260. During the first Battle of Klendathu in 2269, he was paralysed from the waist down and was medically discharged with full benefits. His marriage broke down shortly after, and in 2271, he and Laura divorced; Laura would go on to re-marry. The General struggled with private life, dropping out of college and holding numerous jobs over a three year period between 2271 and 2273, however through vigorous physical therapy regained use of his legs in 2274 and re-enlisted shortly afterwards, again back into the 49th Mobile Infantry. A year later however the entire 49th barring him and three others were slaughtered during Operation March to Victory. He was subsequently reassigned to the 59th. By 2278, Larsen had reached the rank of Sergeant. However, during a routine counter-separatism deployment on Hesperus which at the time was going through a prolonged period of unrest, Larsen and his commanding officer, Lieutenant F. B. Xavier, were captured by separatist forces. Larsen was subject to torture, and, when recovered in 2280, was found to be missing at least two toes. Lieutenant Xavier's dismembered head was left in a school playground later that year; his body was never recovered. Larsen continued to serve with the 59th; in 2282, he was nominated for officer candidate school (OCS). He passed with high marks, taking command of the 49th as a Third Lieutenant. However, this deployment ended in disaster after 98% of his platoon were killed. This marks Larsen's first recorded encounter with the law, where he was stripped of his commission and demoted to Sergeant following a court-martial for misbehaviour before the enemy and failure to obey order or regulation. He was reassigned to the 112th Mobile Infantry, where he would serve as Platoon Sergeant until 2286. He would have no less than five further encounters with the law on an array of assault and cruelty charges during that period. He was nominated again for OCS in 2287, though this time enjoyed more success, and eventually would become a Second Lieutenant and commanding officer of the 112th "Larsen's Lobsters". His career - and with it a steady accumulation of both accolades and further accusations of impropriety - continued to progress, making Captain in 2292, Major two years later in 2294, and Lieutenant-Colonel in 2295. A verified account offered by an anonymous source suggests that in November of 2296, a Federation Marine (John Pembridge) disappeared under suspicious circumstances following an altercation with the then-Lieutenant-Colonel. Corporal Pembridge was seen last with the Lieutenant-Colonel whilst on an operation; shortly thereafter, Pembridge disappeared. His body nor whereabouts were never recovered. The coroner recorded an official verdict of unexplained death in 2297. He was promoted to Colonel in February of 2297, and was present for the Battle of Terra Neue that marked humanity's first encounter with the Progenitors and ended in the destruction of his home-ship of 20 years, the UCF 117 Audie Murphy. He would receive an MI cross for valour during the battle after he led the evacuation effort that would eventually save three thousand souls from the clutch of the Progenitors, and was promoted to Brigadier General. General Larsen would be present with the 112th at the Battle of Terra, again leading the effort against the Progenitors, however would fail to hold the homeworld thanks to the perfidy of disgraced Sky Marshal John Hudson. Shortly after he would go on to escape the Sanctuary Massacre, where Admiral Erin O'Brien murdered a third of the Federal Council and attempted a military coup against the rightful leaders of the Federation, an act that would go on to instigate the Civil War of 2297. Larsen would go on to play a pivotal role in the Civil War, taking part in many of the key battles that would eventually lead to Coalition victory in the summer of 2298. Larsen was present for the signing of the Iskander accords. Following this, he was promoted to full General, and given command over the effort to retake Earth and defeat the Progenitors, which he would eventually achieve with the help of renowned Federation scientist Dr. Przemek Lubomierz, and Hero of the Federation-winning Captain Sebastian Bently, who with the 112th would go on to destroy the Progenitor Ark. The Iskander Herald is a registered third party news vendor, authorized under docket number 161, and protected under section (6)(2) of the Iskander Accords, which permits a limited number of approved third party organisations the right to publish news independent of the Federal state. Any complaints should be directed to the Regulation of Press Committee, Federal Council, ISK SW1A 1AA
  9. SATURDAY APRIL 13 2299 WROCLAW SHAMES WAR HERO Former interior minister turned Ortiz arch-nemesis Vladimir Wroclaw today accused decorated war hero General Brian C. Larsen, who was instrumental in the Federation's victories in both the Progenitor War and the Civil War of 2297, of a litany of crimes including murder, and accused the Sky Marshal of orchestrating an elaborate cover-up in defence of the four-star General. The renegade politician announced these explosive accusations during a session in Council today, exploiting a centuries-old archaic privilege conferred on councillors that grants them immunity from any liability for anything said whilst in council. The Sky Marshal, who was not present, issued a statement denying the accusations, asserting that the government was absolutely committed to the rule of law, decrying Wroclaw's abuse of process and issuing a counter-claim that Wroclaw was simply looking to drum up support as his poll numbers show a significant slump following his sacking as Interior Minister. This couldn't come at a worse time however for the beleaguered Sky Marshal, who is currently struggling to hold together an increasingly fragile coalition, facing attacks not only from her coalition partners but also within her own National party. More on this story to follow. The Iskander Herald is a registered third party news vendor, authorized under docket number 161, and protected under section (6)(2) of the Iskander Accords, which permits a limited number of approved third party organisations the right to publish news independent of the Federal state. Any complaints should be directed to the Regulation of Press Committee, Federal Council, ISK SW1A 1AA
  10. @Hicks @Argon @Mighty Mouse @Admyral Joe
  11. FRIDAY APRIL 12 2299 HEADLINE: BOLD, TIMES NEW ROMAN. Content: Times New Roman, 20px. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque eu aliquet enim. Sed iaculis finibus ligula, nec ornare metus. Etiam ante enim, dignissim vitae fermentum et, ultricies a quam. Nulla lacus ligula, porta eget interdum ac, dictum sed augue. Vivamus in nibh a justo tincidunt condimentum. Duis nec mauris sapien. Quisque sed faucibus risus. Donec consequat ultrices nisl, elementum vulputate massa eleifend nec. Praesent egestas aliquam iaculis. Phasellus ut arcu sit amet nisl rutrum dapibus sit amet ac metus. Vestibulum in laoreet augue. Nullam facilisis, urna vel fringilla aliquet, libero augue eleifend dolor, at venenatis erat lectus in turpis. Nunc volutpat felis justo, sit amet ornare ligula maximus sit amet. Etiam eget erat tincidunt, vulputate arcu scelerisque, vehicula augue. Praesent ornare nisi ac efficitur tempus. Nam in dolor dictum, cursus est in, dignissim orci. Nam consequat libero eu lacinia viverra. Cras sit amet sapien sit amet augue lacinia dictum quis vel eros. Vivamus vitae velit commodo libero hendrerit imperdiet ultricies vitae nisi. Phasellus ac nunc porta nunc placerat malesuada. Donec vitae nibh lacus. Phasellus elit ipsum, tincidunt ut lobortis quis, ullamcorper vel diam. Ut eget tortor quis sapien congue ullamcorper. Maecenas in leo volutpat, egestas nisl imperdiet, interdum erat. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Vestibulum maximus augue odio, at euismod purus dapibus sed. Ut lobortis tincidunt luctus. Pellentesque vulputate risus eu neque consequat fermentum. Sed vitae volutpat dolor. Sed accumsan consectetur ex, in luctus erat efficitur eget. Phasellus posuere dui placerat mollis condimentum. Quisque vitae est ac magna volutpat molestie ac et eros. Sed ultricies erat sed velit sagittis, in commodo odio aliquam. Suspendisse sit amet ante bibendum, mollis quam et, congue nulla. Pellentesque iaculis sapien vitae lorem rhoncus hendrerit. Quisque sit amet nunc sit amet lectus viverra fringilla. Nam fermentum orci et arcu faucibus malesuada. Donec malesuada, nibh aliquam rhoncus placerat, sem justo vestibulum sem, vel fringilla erat dui quis justo. Nam consectetur nec tellus commodo scelerisque. Duis rhoncus neque eget diam fringilla laoreet. In finibus, diam quis condimentum commodo, dolor leo blandit lacus, eu vehicula tortor lacus in erat. Sed nec ligula vel felis molestie feugiat. Mauris lectus velit, sollicitudin eget efficitur a, ornare quis risus. In consequat magna justo, ut cursus ligula maximus luctus. Sed auctor elit pellentesque mattis finibus. Fusce ultricies neque vel dignissim tristique. Etiam scelerisque lacinia felis, id sollicitudin odio rutrum eget. Duis ac suscipit sem. Ut tempor dolor eu diam scelerisque, ac eleifend sapien feugiat. Praesent tincidunt orci id consequat iaculis. Duis vestibulum imperdiet tellus, eu pellentesque purus vulputate id. Mauris sit amet gravida erat, et porttitor lacus. Cras congue ipsum lacinia mattis pretium. Sed elementum placerat diam vitae faucibus. Proin molestie tellus eu dignissim feugiat. The Iskander Herald is a registered third party news vendor, authorized under docket number 161, and protected under section (6)(2) of the Iskander Accords, which permits a limited number of approved third party organisations the right to publish news independent of the Federal state. Any complaints should be directed to the Regulation of Press Committee, Federal Council, ISK SW1A 1AA
  12. <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="IskanderHerald.png" class="ipsImage" height="101" src="https://cl.ly/11240eb6d3e5/IskanderHerald.png" width="686"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:Times New Roman,Times,serif; letter-spacing:2px;">FRIDAY APRIL 12 2299</span></span> </p> <p> &nbsp; </p> <p> &nbsp; </p> <p> &nbsp; </p> <p> &nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, Times, serif"><span style="font-size: 36px;"><b>HEADLINE: BOLD, TIMES NEW ROMAN.&nbsp;</b></span></font> </p> <p> &nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:20px;"><span style="font-family:Times New Roman,Times,serif;">Content: Times New Roman, 20px. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque eu aliquet enim. Sed iaculis finibus ligula, nec ornare metus. Etiam ante enim, dignissim vitae fermentum et, ultricies a quam. Nulla lacus ligula, porta eget interdum ac, dictum sed augue. Vivamus in nibh a justo tincidunt condimentum. Duis nec mauris sapien. Quisque sed faucibus risus. Donec consequat ultrices nisl, elementum vulputate massa eleifend nec. Praesent egestas aliquam iaculis.</span></span> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:20px;"><span style="font-family:Times New Roman,Times,serif;">Phasellus ut arcu sit amet nisl rutrum dapibus sit amet ac metus. Vestibulum in laoreet augue. Nullam facilisis, urna vel fringilla aliquet, libero augue eleifend dolor, at venenatis erat lectus in turpis. Nunc volutpat felis justo, sit amet ornare ligula maximus sit amet. Etiam eget erat tincidunt, vulputate arcu scelerisque, vehicula augue. Praesent ornare nisi ac efficitur tempus. Nam in dolor dictum, cursus est in, dignissim orci.</span></span> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:20px;"><span style="font-family:Times New Roman,Times,serif;">Nam consequat libero eu lacinia viverra. Cras sit amet sapien sit amet augue lacinia dictum quis vel eros. Vivamus vitae velit commodo libero hendrerit imperdiet ultricies vitae nisi. Phasellus ac nunc porta nunc placerat malesuada. Donec vitae nibh lacus. Phasellus elit ipsum, tincidunt ut lobortis quis, ullamcorper vel diam. Ut eget tortor quis sapien congue ullamcorper. Maecenas in leo volutpat, egestas nisl imperdiet, interdum erat. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Vestibulum maximus augue odio, at euismod purus dapibus sed. Ut lobortis tincidunt luctus. Pellentesque vulputate risus eu neque consequat fermentum. Sed vitae volutpat dolor. Sed accumsan consectetur ex, in luctus erat efficitur eget. Phasellus posuere dui placerat mollis condimentum. Quisque vitae est ac magna volutpat molestie ac et eros.</span></span> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:20px;"><span style="font-family:Times New Roman,Times,serif;">Sed ultricies erat sed velit sagittis, in commodo odio aliquam. Suspendisse sit amet ante bibendum, mollis quam et, congue nulla. Pellentesque iaculis sapien vitae lorem rhoncus hendrerit. Quisque sit amet nunc sit amet lectus viverra fringilla. Nam fermentum orci et arcu faucibus malesuada. Donec malesuada, nibh aliquam rhoncus placerat, sem justo vestibulum sem, vel fringilla erat dui quis justo. Nam consectetur nec tellus commodo scelerisque. Duis rhoncus neque eget diam fringilla laoreet. In finibus, diam quis condimentum commodo, dolor leo blandit lacus, eu vehicula tortor lacus in erat. Sed nec ligula vel felis molestie feugiat.</span></span> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:20px;"><span style="font-family:Times New Roman,Times,serif;">Mauris lectus velit, sollicitudin eget efficitur a, ornare quis risus. In consequat magna justo, ut cursus ligula maximus luctus. Sed auctor elit pellentesque mattis finibus. Fusce ultricies neque vel dignissim tristique. Etiam scelerisque lacinia felis, id sollicitudin odio rutrum eget. Duis ac suscipit sem. Ut tempor dolor eu diam scelerisque, ac eleifend sapien feugiat. Praesent tincidunt orci id consequat iaculis. Duis vestibulum imperdiet tellus, eu pellentesque purus vulputate id. Mauris sit amet gravida erat, et porttitor lacus. Cras congue ipsum lacinia mattis pretium. Sed elementum placerat diam vitae faucibus. Proin molestie tellus eu dignissim feugiat.</span></span> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">The Iskander Herald is a registered third party news vendor, authorized under docket number 161, and protected under section (6)(2) of the Iskander Accords, which permits a limited number of approved </font></strong></span><strong><font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif"><span style="font-size:14px;">third party</span></font></strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif"> organisations the right to publish news independent of the Federal state. Any complaints should be directed to the Regulation of Press Committee, Federal Council, ISK SW1A 1AA</font></strong></span> </p>
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