A few days ago, I reported that VIU and the Ring were squaring up in COL 285 SECTOR IX-T D3-43, after we’d intercepted a message from Ursula to Arthur.
The following day, it appeared the war was off – confirmed by Arthur himself in a message to Ursula and the rest of the other local factions.
Well, it seems NoSecrets isn’t infallible – because you can’t always assume that what these guys say to each other is the truth!
==+ NoSecrets v2.1.0 Log. License expires 17th Feb 3303. +== ==+  > Packet snoop established. P2P GUDP Packet identified. +== ==+  > qTLS Tap OK, Auth: Mutual. Eve (v1.2.7701) is in the house +== From: [CSO Arthur Guin (Varati Independent Union)|Napier Depot|Varati] To: [CSO Ursula Le Clarke (Varati Ring)|Lerner Beacon|COL 285 SECTOR IX-T D3-43] Subject: PS...
Oh Ursula, in case you hadn't noticed... I lied. Aren't I naughty? Sorry and all that. As you said: game on :) Arthur
==+  > qTLS Tap Dropped. Eve (v1.2.7701) has left the building +== ==+  > End of P2P GUDP Packet +==
I can’t imagine Ursula is going too pleased about this – but she’ll probably be too busy organising her combat forces to say anything…
This is a major move by the VIU – our local sources tell us that if they win the war, then they’ll also steal control of the system from the Ring!
Arthur Guin: from zero to hero!
…until our own expansion bid kicks in, of course