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by The Universal Empire of Greater Cosmicium. . 11 reads.

Cosmicium collapse news articles (obviously WIP)

Here, some news articles, in temporal order, transmitted as Greater Cosmicium was collapsing in 1072924 CE (aka just 5 years from "today").


22 November 1072924, 19:40 GST
Epsilon Tauri, Inner Cosmicium Sector

The Government of Greater Cosmicium is pleased to tell the people that a meeting between the Emperor of Cosmicium, the chief ministers, and the leaders of the Valixorian factions has begun, and updates will be broadcasted on all radio, television and network channels across the entire country, subject to potential signal lag.


22 November 1072924, 19:50 GST
Epsilon Tauri, Inner Cosmicium Sector

Significant progress has been made on a peace treaty between the Valixorian rebels and the government, the Cosmician News Agency will report more on the details at 20:00 GST.


22 November 1072924, 19:57 GST
Epsilon Tauri, Inner Cosmicium Sector

The Cosmician News Agency is hearing rumors that the Emperor of Cosmicium has been poisoned to death, possibly by a poisoned meal, and others may also have been poisoned too. Until these rumors can be confirmed, please do not spread them, it may affect the stability of the country.


22 November 1072924, 20:00 GST
Nyr-Khol, Nyr-Khol Sector

Nyr-Khol Information Network has received news from the CNA about the rumored death of the Emperor. To maintain order within Nyr-Khol, the number of battlemages on duty will be increased from 20 million to 65 million, and a state of emergency is being considered.


22 November 1072924, 20:02 GST
Red Realm, Central Andromeda Sector

The Red Realm Courier is investigating reports from the CNA and Nyr-Khol Information Network about the Emperor's death. Army troops are being dispatched to keep unrest under control, a state of emergency has been instated in all major Andromeda Galaxy planets, effective immediately.


22 November 1072924, 20:06 GST
Epsilon Tauri, Inner Cosmicium Sector

BREAKING: THE EMPEROR IS DEAD!

The Cosmician News Agency has confirmed that the Emperor, as well as Cosmicium's chief ministers and the Valixorian faction leaders, have been poisoned to death, supposedly by a self-replicating poison, and the rest of the Palace's staff may have been poisoned by now. Prime Minister Naevora Xelden, now acting Emperor, has initiated a quarantine of all government buildings, and will make an official statement at 20:15 GST.


22 November 1072924, 20:07 GST
Achoyl, Vainith Sector (300 million ly from Milky Way)

The largest Dragon Racing Challenge ever will begin tomorrow at 10:00 GST, running through 1 December 10:00 GST. More than 300 dragons will participate, with almost 30 new and challenging events! Buy your tickets right now to see all the events, lots of excitement guaranteed!


22 November 1072924, 20:07 GST (yes, just 1 minute after confirmation of the Emperor's death, that's how fast things are disintegrating)
Epsilon Tauri, Inner Cosmicium Sector

BREAKING: MARTIAL LAW IMPOSED IN EPSILON TAURI!

Epsilon Tauri is now under a strict martial law regime, beginning immediately and lasting until 29 November 1072924. A curfew has been imposed right now, and will be enforced from 19:00 to 07:00 GST each day. All elite Land Forces units in Epsilon Tauri are on immediate deployment, and battlemages are on high alert in case unrest escalates.

Beware, any violation of martial law will be punished severely.


22 November 1072924, 20:15 GST
Lrnahax, Lrnahax Sector

The Xahuir Lrnahasi, Lrnahax's main information service, has received news about the death of the Emperor and imposition of martial law due to a mysterious poison spreading through the Empire. A state of emergency is now in effect sector-wide and all sector forces are on high alert for any spread of the poison in the Scorpion Republic.


22 November 1072924, 20:43 GST
Nyr-Khol, Nyr-Khol Sector

Nyr-Khol Information Network reports that a person afflicted by the unidentified poison attempted to enter Nyr-Khol, probably from Epsilon Tauri, where the poison has spread across much of the planet. Before dying, the person began screaming, presumably from the pain induced by the poison, then vomiting out purple-colored blood and apparently some pieces of organs. The spaceship which they were flying on has been quarantined, and will be plasmified if the poison spreads any further, to prevent any spread in Nyr-Khol.

Nyr-Khol Information Network has also heard of claims of certain Scorpions being poisoned and surviving, likely due to the stronger digestive system of scorpid animals, and their own capability to fire venom at targets.

Gwella Fennisdoter, the High Queen of the Khaazai, is rallying citizens of the Khaazai Federation to help stop the poison, by forming the Forces of Salvation, a citizen militia that will build various anti-poison barriers and enforce quarantines Federation-wide.


22 November 1072924, 20:47 GST
Nyr-Khol, Nyr-Khol Sector

The quarantined spaceship which would have landed at Nyr-Khol and spread the poison there has been plasmified due to the continued spread of the mysterious poison, all 376 passengers and crew are presumed dead. The South Pole and Dandelion District space defense zones have also reported ships with poisoned people on them, all are to be plasmified if the poison spreads there further.

Nyr-Khol Information Network has confirmed that some Scorpions have overcome the poison and rapidly developed digestive mechanisms to dissolve the poison before it can spread in the organism. No such reports have been confirmed for other species.


22 November 1072924, 20:56 GST
Epsilon Tauri, Inner Cosmicium Sector

Cosmician researchers are still working on identifying the nature of the poison, as well as its properties, chemical structure, and ability to spread much faster than any virus or bacterium, with an estimated R0 of 100-500. Some basic details are already known - the poison is neither a bacterium nor a virus, there are no biological components in it. Research will now focus on potential usage of illegal self-replicating nanobots, which are banned empire-wide due to their immensely dangerous potential.

Martial law is still in force in the entire Inner Cosmicium sector, and citizens are encouraged to make plans for evacuating from the sector in case the poison spreads to their planet. Booklets on how to prepare your friends and family for evacuation are available on the official website of the Cosmician government.


22 November 1072924, 21:03 GST
Lrnahax, Lrnahax Sector

The Xahuir Lrnahasi has received reports from the Cosmicium News Agency about the potential properties of the unidentified poison currently disrupting the Empire of Cosmicium. According to the CNA report, the poison may be able to self-replicate using illegal nanobots, which are banned empire-wide, and even their possession is subject to capital punishment as they can be turned into highly dangerous WMDs in any home laboratory.


22 November 1072924, 22:00 GST
Achoyl, Vainith Sector (300 million ly from Milky Way)

The Vainith Sector government has acknowledged the death of the Emperor, several Cosmician ministers, and the Valixorian faction leaders from a mysterious poison, and reports say that the poison has already spread across much of the Milky Way and may have spread to the nearest Local Group galaxies, though its reach is currently limited.

The Dragon Racing Challenge is still expected to start on schedule, we will inform you about any delays that may happen, and Vainith sector remains under normal government.


22 November 1072924, 22:46 GST
Epsilon Tauri, Inner Cosmicium Sector

BREAKING: GALAXY-WIDE QUARANTINE IN MILKY WAY

The acting Emperor, Naevora Xelden has ordered a galaxy-wide quarantine across the entire Milky Way to contain the spread of the so-far unidentified poison. Researchers are still working to determine the origin of the poison, as well as find ways to treat it and prevent its further spread.

Xelden and his advisors are confirmed to have evacuated from the Imperial Senate, which is now overrun by the poison, and is currently in an unknown location somewhere in the Nyr-Khol sector. The martial law has been extended to 22 February 1072925, 07:00 GST, and all of its provisions remain in effect.


23 November 1072924, 00:00 GST
Local Group

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The unidentified poison has killed an estimated 127 septillion across the Local Group as of 23 November 1072924, 00:00 GST, an increase of 89 septillion from 2 hours ago. The next automated casualty report will be at 02:00 GST.

Please note that the Milky Way is currently subject to a strict martial law regime until 22 February 1072925, 07:00 GST, and any violations will be punished severely.


23 November 1072924, 00:36 GST
Achoyl, Vainith Sector (300 million ly from Milky Way)

A ship contaminated with the poison, currently spreading rapidly in the Local Group and elsewhere, has landed at the main Achoyl spaceport at 00:31 GST, all occupants are considered poisoned. Although the area was immediately quarantined with a large hazmat team dispatched to sterilize the ship, fears that the poison may already have spread to the planet itselt means that the Dragon Racing Challenge has been postponed to 23 February 1072925 due to the extension of martial law in the Milky Way, and a state of emergency is in effect to quell potential unrest.


23 November 1072924, 00:54 GST
Epsilon Tauri, Inner Cosmicium Sector

BREAKING: MARTIAL LAW EXTENDED TO ALL OF COSMICIUM

Due to the worsening poison situation in Cosmicium, the acting Emperor, Naevora Xelden has extended the current state of martial law to the entire Universal Empire, all planets and megastructures are now under military control without exception. The state of martial law has been extended until 31 December 9999999, 07:00 GST by unanimous decision of the Cosmician military command, and all provisions of martial law remain strictly enforced by all available military units.

Any violation of martial law is subject to the death penalty by gunfire and forced sterilization as a precautionary measure, due to the catastrophic nature of the poison. Research continues into the nature of the poison, with some researchers claiming to have made a breakthrough by discovering the nanobots supposedly used to self-replicate the poison further.


23 November 1072924, 08:00 GST
Local Group

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The unidentified poison has killed an estimated 1.06 octillion (5.3% of the Local Group population) as of 23 November 1072924, 08:00 GST, an increase of 253 septillion from 2 hours ago. The next automated casualty report will be at 10:00 GST.

Please note that all territory of the Universal Empire of Greater Cosmicium is subject to a strict martial law regime until 31 December 9999999, 07:00 GST, and any violations will be punished severely.


23 November 1072924, 08:16 GST (this is where Cosmicium ends)
Epsilon Tauri, Inner Cosmicium Sector

CNA BREAKING: DISSOLUTION OF THE EMPIRE OF COSMICIUM

Around me, people are dying everywhere from this mysterious poison. The Emperor is dead, the Head Senator is missing, I have been unable to communicate with the Senate for twelve hours already... As the last person in the shattered chain of Cosmician command, I declare, on 8:16 AM GST, on the 23rd of November 1072924, the cessation of existence of the Universal Empire of Greater Cosmicium. The power to deal with this disaster will be transfered to the state and provincial governments, and the Cosmician military, for as long as they remain functional. I have ordered all remaining central government officials to evacuate immediately to safe locations. You should too. This is Fey Romin, High Admiral of the former Cosmician Space Fleet resigning, perhaps for the last time.

The Cosmicium News Agency is now managed by the state controlling its headquarters, the Cosmician Empire. Transmissions will continue until further notice.


23 November 1072924, 08:19 GST
Nyr-Khol, Nyr-Khol Sector, Khaazai Federation

BREAKING: DISSOLUTION OF THE EMPIRE OF COSMICIUM

The High Admiral of the Cosmician Space Fleet, Fey Romin, now the leader of what remains of the Cosmician government, has officially declared the end of the Universal Empire of Greater Cosmicium, with handling of the crisis handed to state governments and the Cosmician Army, and all remaining government officials being evacuated. From this timepoint, Nyr-Khol Information Network is under independent jurisdiction of Dreth Khaazai/Khaazai Federation, reporting will likely be unaffected by the change.

In Nyr-Khol, fierce battles are still raging for various central buildings, the Red Palace being severely damaged by rioters shelling the area with captured heavy weapons. 100,000 extra batlemages have been dispatched to the Red Palace to counter-attack, in addition a battleship, together with 1,200 destroyers has arrived at Nyr-Khol to provide aerial cover. More information will be published at 08:45 GST.


23 November 1072924, 08:21 GST
Lrnahax, Lrnahax Sector, Scorpion Republic

BREAKING: THE END OF THE UNIVERSAL EMPIRE

Fey Romin, High Admiral of the Cosmician Space Fleet, and the last acting Emperor of the Universal Empire of Greater Cosmicium, has declared its complete and total dissolution due to the deteriorating situation within the country's territory, caused by an unidentified, self-replicating poison that is killing virtually all people that are poisoned, reports Xahuir Lrnahasi, the main information service for Lrnahax Sector.

Lrnahax is currently not under attack by either the poison or any rebel groups, unlike many major planets in the territory of the former Empire, but it is very likely Lrnahax will also be attacked in the next few hours as the situation further develops. The empire-wide order of martial law remains in effect until 31 December 9999999, with all of its provisions stricly enforced by all planetary and megastructure guards. In case the poison reaches Lrnahax, all non-poisoned people are to be EVACUATED to frontier galaxies to prevent the possibility of community transmission, 1,810,000 ships have been prepared as of now for this task.


23 November 1072924, 08:25 GST
Epsilon Tauri, Inner Cosmicium Sector, Cosmician Empire

<<COSMICIUM NEWS AGENCY CEASES OPERATIONS>>

The situation in the former Empire of Cosmicium has deteriorated too much for the Cosmicium News Agency to continue operating normally. Most of our branches have gone silent, with only Nyr-Khol and some other major news agencies still operating, and the main CNA building is being overrun by the ever-elusive poison, killing everyone in sight. Reporting will continue at limited capacity on the Inner Cosmicium Network, which will also transmit information from other news services.


23 November 1072924, 08:30 GST
Nyr-Khol, Nyr-Khol Sector, Khaazai Federation

The Cosmician News Agency, the central Cosmician information service, has stopped broadcasting due to the deteriorating situation in the Inner Cosmicum sector and the loss of the CNA building. Transmission will continue from the Inner Cosmicium Network, the sector-wide information service for Inner Cosmicium.


23 November 1072924, 08:45 GST
Nyr-Khol, Nyr-Khol Sector, Khaazai Federation

BREAKING: FIGHTING CONTINUES NEAR RED PALACE

The arrival of elite battlemages at the Red Palace have resulted in a successful counterattack against rioting citizens, who had brought heavy weaponry as well as tanks to the battlefield. Around 370,000 rioters have been killed, according to the Nyr-Khol planet guard. The forces of the Khaazai Federation will now focus on liberating the rest of the Dandelion District, then going to other star systems to help them maintain quarantine.

The planet-wide quarantine shield to keep Nyr-Khol protected from the Poison remains strong, with no recorded intrusions within the last hour. However, maintaining it requires large quantities of Shyrun energy, which is also being increasingly depleted by heavy fighting within the planet. The Nyr-Khol military command is currently planning out a method for maintaining a conventional shield that would not require Shyrun energy, leaving the energy free for reclaiming the planet from rebels. The next report will be at 09:15 GST, and every 30 minutes thereafter.


23 November 1072924, 10:00 GST
Local Group

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The unidentified poison has killed an estimated 1.63 octillion (8.2% of the Local Group population) as of 23 November 1072924, 10:00 GST, an increase of 570 septillion from 2 hours ago. The next automated casualty report will be at 12:00 GST.

Please note that all territory of the Universal Empire of Greater Cosmicium is subject to a strict martial law regime until 31 December 9999999, 07:00 GST, and any violations will be punished severely.


23 November 1072924, 12:00 GST
Local Group

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The unidentified poison has killed an estimated 2.5 octillion (12.5% of the Local Group population) as of 23 November 1072924, 12:00 GST, an increase of 870 septillion from 2 hours ago. The next automated casualty report will be at 14:00 GST.

Please note that all territory of the Universal Empire of Greater Cosmicium is subject to a strict martial law regime until 31 December 9999999, 07:00 GST, and any violations will be punished severely.


23 November 1072924, 12:50 GST
Nyr-Khol, Nyr-Khol Sector, Khaazai Federation

<<END OF NYR-KHOL INFORMATION NETWORK FUNCTIONS>>

Attacked, raided and ravaged from all sides for the last four hours since the end of Cosmicium, it is finally time to recognize the reality - with Cosmicium will go the Khaazai Federation, and everything else. The Nyr-Khol Information Network has been at the front of every event to happen in Nyr-Khol, from the glorious to the terrible, from the big to the small, no matter where in the sector

Recent events have changed this: the failure of the anti-Poison barrier and the subsequent infestation of Nyr-Khol, collapse of Nyr-Khol sector government and mounting losses among the battlemages have left the Nyr-Khol Information Network unable to safely operate anymore. From 13:00 GST, all transmissions from the Network will cease permanently, and all personnel not yet poisoned will be evacuated to a safe location. If you can find anyone else willing to report the inevitable end, please do so, they may just give some useful advice. We will repeat the last order of the sector government: <<EVACUATE NYR-KHOL IMMEDIATELY!!!>> from here on until the last signals of the Network go silent.

<<EVACUATE NYR-KHOL IMMEDIATELY!!!>>
<<EVACUATE NYR-KHOL IMMEDIATELY!!!>>
<<EVACUATE NYR-KHOL IMMEDIATELY!!!>>...


23 November 1072924, 13:05 GST
Epsilon Tauri, Inner Cosmicium Sector, Cosmician Empire

<<INNER COSMICIUM NETWORK - LAST BROADCAST>>

(This last broadcast has been automatically sent because not enough active information services remain in the sector to perform normal operations. Current active services: 83, required: 100, active on 22 November 1072924, 13:05 GST: 12,845)

If you are listening, or watching, or reading this message, it means that something terrible is happening to the sector, maybe the entire Empire, and the Inner Cosmicium Network is forced to close until further notice. A manual alert is active right now, all Inner Cosmicium Network transmitters will broadcast it as long as possible:

UNIVERSAL WARNING LEVEL 10: COLLAPSE OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
UNIDENTIFIED POISON SPREADING THROUGH TERRITORY, MORTALITY RATE 100%, NO KNOWN TREATMENT
<<ALL CITIZENS EVACUATE TO [INSERT LOCATION HERE]!>>...


23 November 1072924, 13:30 GST
Nyr-Khol, Nyr-Khol Sector, Khaazai Federation

<<NYR-KHOL INFORMATION NETWORK REACTIVATED>>

During the downtime caused by chaos due to the spreading Poison, the Nyr-Khol Fleet launched massive sterilization attacks on the entire planet, eliminating the poison temporarily. The Nyr-Khol Information Network has been temporarily reactivated, and will continue reporting until it is no longer safe. The final order of the sector government remains in effect:

<<EVACUATE NYR-KHOL IMMEDIATELY!!!>>
<<EVACUATE NYR-KHOL IMMEDIATELY!!!>>
<<EVACUATE NYR-KHOL IMMEDIATELY!!!>>...


23 November 1072924, 14:00 GST
Local Group

(This message is automated, and will be transmitted across the Local Group.)

The unidentified poison has killed an estimated 3.6 octillion (18% of the Local Group population) as of 23 November 1072924, 14:00 GST, an increase of 1.1 octillion from 2 hours ago. The next automated casualty report will be at 16:00 GST.

Please note that all territory of the Universal Empire of Greater Cosmicium is subject to a strict martial law regime until 31 December 9999999, 07:00 GST, and any violations will be punished severely.


23 November 1072924, 14:06 GST
Nyr-Khol, Nyr-Khol Sector, Khaazai Federation

<<NYR-KHOL INFORMATION NETWORK DISABLED>>

The Nyr-Khol Information Network will stop reporting from this point on due to disruption of communications caused by rebel raids. The Nyr-Khol Fleet is still working hard to keep the Poison from spreading to the Dandelion District, and will continue until the Fleet itself is forced to leave the area. The final order of the sector government remains in effect:

<<EVACUATE NYR-KHOL IMMEDIATELY!!!>>
<<EVACUATE NYR-KHOL IMMEDIATELY!!!>>
<<EVACUATE NYR-KHOL IMMEDIATELY!!!>>...


26 November 1072924, 00:00 GST (end of automated casualty reports)
Local Group

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The unidentified poison has killed an estimated 19.6 octillion (98% of the Local Group population) as of 26 November 1072924, 00:00 GST, an increase of 106 septilion from 2 hours ago. The next automated casualty report will be at 02:00 GST.

Please note that all territory of the Universal Empire of Greater Cosmicium is subject to a strict martial law regime until 31 December 9999999, 07:00 GST, and any violations will be punished severely.


1 January 1072925, 00:00 GST (automatic, nobody's transmitting it, the item's supposed to be a giant cake decorated with imperial symbols)
All of Cosmicium

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The government of the Universal Empire of Greater Cosmicium wishes a Happy New Year to all citizens of Cosmicium. For the occasion, a [ERROR 404: ITEM NOT FOUND] has been prepared at the Imperial Senate by the Emperor, all members of the public are invited to visit!

The empire-wide martial law order, imposed on 22 November 1072924 is still in effect until 31 December 9999999, 07:00 GST, and the celebrations will not result in the relaxation of any curfews currently active. Any violations of martial law will be punished severely.


13 January 1072925, 11:37 GST
Epsilon Tauri, Inner Cosmicium Sector, Cosmician Empire

Hey, is anyone there? I just found the Cosmician News Agency transmission tower, surprisingly the hyperspace transmitter still works fine! If anyone is still alive, please come here, a new future dawns, we will return stronger than ever, we will restore the glory of Greater Cosmicium!

A manual alert is active right now, all Inner Cosmicium Network transmitters will broadcast it as long as possible:

UNIVERSAL WARNING LEVEL 10: COLLAPSE OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
UNIDENTIFIED POISON SPREADING THROUGH TERRITORY, MORTALITY RATE 100%, NO KNOWN TREATMENT
<<ALL CITIZENS EVACUATE TO [INSERT LOCATION HERE]!>>...


20 May 1072935, 08:45 GST
Romin's Pass, Romin's Pass Sector, Perseus Rim Governorate

This is Fey Romin, the former High Admiral of the late Greater Cosmicium, and the current Admiral of the Perseus Rim Fleet. We have now restored order and government in the Perseus Rim, and today, on the 20th of May 1072935 CE, on the eleventh year after the fall of Cosmicium, we declare the existence of the Perseus Rim Governorate, and we also declare that the Perseus Rim Governorate is the sole legitimate successor to the Universal Empire. Long live Greater Cosmicium, long live the Universal Empire!

The martial law order, first imposed on 22 November 1072924, and originally intended to last until 31 December 9999999, 07:00 GST, is hereby canceled for the following regions: Perseus Rim Governorate. Normal functions of Cosmician law have been reinstated in these regions.

...They managed to introduce martial law before the whole situation went into a spiralling doom? Wow, they were quick. Anyway, this is Fey Romin, signing off.

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