Traveller News Service / Strouden / Lunion Subsector, 040-1112:
Imperial Interstellar Scout Service agents and government couriers are reporting that the Glisten System, major industrial center and capitol of the Glisten Subsector has erupted in violent chaos. Subsector Duchess Avaraja hault Astaarte Mukthaswara is reported dead, though reports differ wildly as to how/why. Many of the high nobility of the Subsector have likewise been reported dead, though details are still sketchy. The Scout Service indicates that Count Villesoth hault Ireem Asaarte of Tirem has taken the reigns of Subsector government and is attempting to restore order.
Rogue Expeditionary Force One is known to be in the Glisten System, and speculations are running rampant about their level of involvement with the chaos. The Rogues are an infamous huscarl squadron/regiment in service to the controversial roboticist/cyberneticist Lord Doctor Edax hault Roguhu, High Imperial Baron of Zaibon. Duchess Delphine hault Adorania Mudashir, High Imperial Duchess of the Mora Subsector has denounced Baron Edax and his associates as a transhumanist threat to Imperial security and stability in the Marches.
Conflicting reports from Glisten suggest that the chaos and violence may have something to do with clones (also known to work with the Lord-Doctor) and/or extreme cybernetic enhancements gone wrong, lending some possible credence to the Duchesses’ concerns.
TNS – Glisten