The Colonia Nebula’s latest economic and political news
Guest contributor: Walter Wall
Thursday 15th December, 3302
No Win Here
It’s been a bad week for the Colonia Mining Co-operative in Eol Prou LW-L C8-133. The war between it and the No Look Here Gang started badly and it’s been going downhill ever since. Neither side seems to be able to raise enough support for a decisive win, and the war looks as it if could either fizzle out without a clear victory or go on for days.
Another pitiful war in Eol Prou YD-W B17-5 has pitted the Colonia Tech Combine (CTC) against the Golden Hand Coalition. No assets are at risk, but CTC’s pride is going to take a battering if they lose and the other factions will be wondering just how far up the greasy pole GHC are aiming to get. Could Golden Hand gain the upper hand?
Thuggery in Eol Prou LW-L C8-76
More troubling is the situation in Eol Prou LW-L C8-76. Here, the Colonia Co-operative has really lost sight of its objectives, allowing Brian’s Thugs to organise what looks like a thorough overhaul of the system. They already have the greater support in the systems and it can’t be long until the threat to the Colonia Cooperative’s ownership of the system escalates into a war that it could not only lose its leadership role, but control of the system.
Spare a thought for the Colonia Co-operative crew that mans Colonia Dream in Eol Prou LW-L C8-76. There are just a few of them in a starport that can house millions. They have a commodities market with nothing to buy or sell, their mission board wouldn’t appeal to a novice pilot in a Sidewinder and they are suffering badly from under-investment.
What’s more, they share their home with Brian’s Thugs, a criminal gang that presumably took advantage of the lack of security in the empty shell. Just five days ago the Thugs assembled forces and made a concerted move to take over.
The Cooperative is heading for loss and lockdown, though it’s difficult to see exactly what can be locked down in this vast, empty drum. They need all the help they can get.
Spreading the love
On a brighter note, both the Colonia Tech Combine and the Colonia Research Department successfully managed expansions into Eol Prou LW-L C8-138 this week, and Jaques secured a place in Eol Prou YD-W B17-5. Congratulations all round!
Images courtesy of Qohen Leth and Mathew Tavenar.