Octavius Core is humming along to open this year’s Feast on the Fallen with last year’s Phalera Maxima winner coordinating Maul production in anticipation of the next Conflux spawning season or infestation plot. The old man clanlord himself was seen goosing production workers to move them a little faster. It is to be noted, the profits are best when distributing from production centers.
Emperor Cineon is scheduled for a moment of peak vulnerability at the opening ceremony, particularly given the cold shoulder he’s given Empress Iulia. Is that why one of the Gent clones managed to escape?
Nessos of The Brotherhood is suddenly concerned about the welfare of the station pilots in The Dark, after projecting his consciousness into the poor husk. Every operation has loose lips, will that ship sink before next week’s flux-off?
Remember, readers, in these trying times there is always Light at the Gateway of your Heart. Fly Safe.
(UUNN HQ) The following statement was released from Empress Iulia in the Imperial Palace on Martius:
The Atreus line has returned to Martius and the Atticus usurpers from Ares Prime have finally been wiped away. Septus is dead. Aqilus is dead. Rnenta is dead.
Montona has fled.
I have sent word through the Legatio to Cina that Septus’ crazy dog Zarkwon needs to be returned to us. And the museum and statue of the usurper who murdered my ancestor have been destroyed. The slate is clean.
I reach out to Venticus and Cineon to join with me in finding a way to make Octavius the empire it was meant to be. For many years, we have been held back – first by by TRI and then by internal squabbling. It’s time for a new way.
Sources on Ares Prime indicate that there may be concern about the lineage claimed by the Empress, and that this would clearly need to be verified. The last Atreus Emperor was Marcelus I, who died (executed by Atticus VI) over 160 years ago. He had one son and two daughters.
(Danubia, Martius) After two days of silence and uncertainty, Iulia (pronounced: eye-OOO-lee-ah) Atreus has emerged as the leader of the coup that displaced Atticus Aqilus, the interim Consul on Martius. Although there has been no official statement, she is allegedly taking the title “Empress “ based on her direct relationship to Marcelus I (Marcelus Atreus) – the last “non-Atticus” emperor of Martius who was executed in 45BT when Atticus VI took the united thrones of Octavius.
At age 27 Iulia is the same age as Emperor Venticus when he took the throne on Ares Prime in 115. Etruscera is still locked-down and it is unknown how she gained control of the Imperial Guard. There has been no official word from either Ares Prime or Cinatus endorsing or denouncing the coup.