(29 November 3049)
Thereâ€™s been rumors aâ€™spinning over strange happeninâ€™s in the Periphery. A JumpShip missing. Pirate activity down. Collapsing crime syndicates as leadership appears to be vacant.
Gents. Seriously. Periphery. Letâ€™s spell it all out together: P-E-R-I-P-H-E-R-Y.
I canâ€™t believe weâ€™re even slapping gums over this topic. Thereâ€™s a reason they call it the Periphery. Itâ€™s the outback, the wild frontier, the great unknown, the BFE. They sleep with laser pistols not just under their pillows, but in their hands. They got lostech like theyâ€™re still in the depths of the Third War, alien beasts that can tear you in half soon as look at ya, not to mention more pirate activity than you can shake a Lyran fist clenching an L-bill at.
What spins around, comes around, gents. This isnâ€™t some big mystery for us to uncover like weâ€™re enjoying an afternoon holovid murder mystery. Itâ€™s the same olâ€™ same olâ€™. In another couple of months, things along the coreward will move back to normal (or as normal as those Blake-forsaken shores can get) and then perhaps the spinward edge of the Sphere will start yapping about strange happeninâ€™sâ€¦â€™cause when it comes to the Periphery, there will always be strange happeninâ€™s.
Keep it locked and loaded, gents.
â€”Jacob Hardenson, MercNet