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[BREAKING NEWS] Kyonoke Outbreak Confirmed Inside Federal Borders

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#1 - 2017-02-18 14:41:37 UTC
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VILLORE - The Senate has released a short-notice statement after a memo leaked from within the Federal Intelligence Office has confirmed an outbreak of the Kyonoke Plague in the Gallente system of Postouvin.

The memo, which appears to have been written to Mentas Blaque, Director of the FIO's Special Department of Internal Investigations - more commonly known as the Black Eagles - details suspicions from the unnamed author that the events in Oijanen and Postouvin may be linked, and that an outbreak of the Kyonoke plague may be to blame for the loss of communication with the Hemorphite processing facility in orbit of the system's fourth planet.

While the memo was heavily censored, removing any specific names, the date on which it was filed - February 13th - appears to have been deliberately retained in the leaked copy, the same day that contact was lost with the RP4 facility.

Critics of President Roden's administration have been swift to remark on the withholding of information that was contained in the memo, with some suggesting that the Federal Intelligence Office could be blamed for any loss of life that occurs on board the RP4 installation.

The President's Office of Press has declined to comment on the contents of the memo, however the Senate has confirmed that secure channels of communication with RP4 have been re-established, and that while the installation remains isolated from the outside world, testing has confirmed the presence of the Kyonoke Plague among the general population of eight million who were sealed inside after the lockdown.

In the last half hour, Astral Mining has released a statement in response to words from the Senate via Commander Audere Esmoreures, Regional Security Chief for Solitude that confirms "Astral Mining continues to put the safety and wellbeing of its employees above all else, and is co-operating with the Federal Government to ensure that the situation remains under control."

As a closing remark, Commander Esmoreures noted that a full quarantine cordon has been issued for the RP4 facility, and that the Federal Marines and Federation Navy have deployed to ensure the location remains secure.


I expect no one will try to interfere with the quarantine cordon and that the perpetrators will be tracked down and punished.
Blaque do your job.

CEO of Lanate Industries

Citizen of Solitude

Monyusaiya Industry Trade Group
#2 - 2017-02-18 15:50:27 UTC
They've known about it since Day 1. Please tell me no one is surprised.
Arataka Research Consortium
#3 - 2017-02-18 15:58:34 UTC  |  Edited by: Jaret Victorian
You know, there's that fleeting hope every time I wake up that there will be less problems with our cluster, Evi. Much like with this outbreak. It's deadly, it's scary, and if our government heads tackle it in the usual way our governments cooperate, we'll die out (hopefully not).

Am I being pessimistic now?
#4 - 2017-02-18 16:13:04 UTC
Evi Polevhia wrote:
They've known about it since Day 1. Please tell me no one is surprised.

It's there job.

CEO of Lanate Industries

Citizen of Solitude

#5 - 2017-02-18 16:15:54 UTC
An unfortunate development and a wise precaution by President Roden's administration.
Arataka Research Consortium
#6 - 2017-02-18 16:58:42 UTC
Akrasjel Lanate wrote:
Evi Polevhia wrote:
They've known about it since Day 1. Please tell me no one is surprised.

It's there job.


The issue, Mr. Lanate, isn't that they knew about it, but that they knew about it for days and didn't confirm it until someone leaked the news to the press.

One must wonder: would the Black Eagles have told the public at all, if given the opportunity to conceal this?

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Mercenary Coalition
#7 - 2017-02-18 17:10:12 UTC
And we're still waiting for confirmation on the Muttokon II orbital platform, and that was the first reported quarantine. I can guarantee there'll be heads rolling if this kind of mishandling is going on there as well. That planet has a whole lot of blood kin on it throughout our space and that's not something we tend to take lightly.
Arataka Research Consortium
#8 - 2017-02-18 17:24:09 UTC
To be honest, Ms. Del'thul, I suspect the issue here is that the State naturally has the most experience with and knowledge of the Pathogen, but the Federation has, uh, acquired some of that out of fear that the State might use a Kyonoke-derived bioweapon. I would suspect that the Republic and Empire are a bit behind.

That said, I do very much wonder about the status of the quarantine on the Genolution station, considering Genolution's biotech knowledge and ties to medical equipment producer X-Sense.

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#9 - 2017-02-19 00:11:28 UTC
The fact that they identified it without access to the station within a day suggests they know far more than they're letting on about this strain.

Feels Pretty Soft to Me.

#10 - 2017-02-19 00:22:59 UTC
Aradina Varren wrote:
The fact that they identified it without access to the station within a day suggests they know far more than they're letting on about this strain.

Uh, you might want to go and read that article again.
They had suspicions.... you know, the same things we all had. They didn't have it confirmed at the time.
#11 - 2017-02-19 01:20:38 UTC
Nevyn Auscent wrote:
Aradina Varren wrote:
The fact that they identified it without access to the station within a day suggests they know far more than they're letting on about this strain.

Uh, you might want to go and read that article again.
They had suspicions.... you know, the same things we all had. They didn't have it confirmed at the time.


It's dated before it was confirmed as Kyonoke on Oijanen II and the article says that it details suspicions and is heavily censored. They had enough reasons to believe it was Kyonoke. I'd like to know those reasons.

Somehow I doubt they'll willingly release the full memo, and whoever did leak it clearly only wanted certain information to be known.

Feels Pretty Soft to Me.

#12 - 2017-02-19 02:11:26 UTC
Aradina Varren wrote:


It's dated before it was confirmed as Kyonoke on Oijanen II and the article says that it details suspicions and is heavily censored. They had enough reasons to believe it was Kyonoke. I'd like to know those reasons.

Somehow I doubt they'll willingly release the full memo, and whoever did leak it clearly only wanted certain information to be known.

Given that as utterly uninvolved capsuleers we were speculating as to it possibly being Kyonoke the second the first quarantine happened, and we had no information at all about any symptoms, you are very heavily reaching for a conspiracy here.
A basic set of symptoms described would cause the suspicion very easily without being able to confirm it till several days later.
And given we aren't a need to know agency there was no need for them to release any information to us.
Arataka Research Consortium
#13 - 2017-02-19 02:12:29 UTC
Aradina Varren wrote:

It's dated before it was confirmed as Kyonoke on Oijanen II and the article says that it details suspicions and is heavily censored. They had enough reasons to believe it was Kyonoke. I'd like to know those reasons.

It's Black Eagles. Top notch analysts and intelligence.
#14 - 2017-02-19 02:17:41 UTC
Black Eagles be good at what they do. Wouldn't surprise me to discover that the leak was intentional.

A little trust goes a long way. The less you use, the further you'll go.

#15 - 2017-02-19 02:26:24 UTC
Nevyn Auscent wrote:

Given that as utterly uninvolved capsuleers we were speculating as to it possibly being Kyonoke the second the first quarantine happened, and we had no information at all about any symptoms, you are very heavily reaching for a conspiracy here.
A basic set of symptoms described would cause the suspicion very easily without being able to confirm it till several days later.
And given we aren't a need to know agency there was no need for them to release any information to us.


Baseless Galnet speculation by capsuleers isn't the same as a memo sent to Mentas Blaque.

The only conspiracy I suggested was that whoever leaked the memo had a specific goal in mind, and that it wasn't informing the public.

Feels Pretty Soft to Me.

#16 - 2017-02-19 16:21:24 UTC
Evi Polevhia wrote:
They've known about it since Day 1. Please tell me no one is surprised.



And this is why the Federation must be destroyed!


Aw hell, now Diana is gonna sue me for plagiarism...


Sad


“Where must we go...we who wander this wasteland, in search of our better selves?”

#17 - 2017-02-26 11:51:54 UTC
Oh ggreat They ruined OUR SYSTEM
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#18 - 2017-02-26 13:00:18 UTC
Maker help them.

"At the end of it all, we have only what we've left in our wake to be remembered by." -Kyoko Ishikari, YC 95 - YC 117

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