Vol. III, No. 1 – by Ares Kiden
Very little has gone on since the last issue, but I just had to do an Update to talk about the fifth anniversary of The Restoration.
On 113.12.28, Jumpgates were reopened — just about 20 months after the event we know as The Catastrophe, that disrupted gates, fried databases and destroyed a lot of other infrastructure. Although it was not as deadly or cataclysmic as The Great Collapse, it shook all of the pilots and all of the factions to their core, reminding all just how little control we have over the immense stellar forces that wash across the galaxy and how easily governments, cultures, infrastructure and people can be wiped away.
So now we stand here five years later. And while some have returned to taking things for granted, I believe that the vast majority of us appreciate every jumpgate, beacon, station and ship because we know how easily it can all just disappear — or at the very least — be rendered unusable.
Happy fifth anniversary of The Restoration to you all.