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Portfolio: AopoA

Launching a Xi’An Invasion

From the unique drone of its dual-vector thrusters to the sharp lines of its distinctive profile, Xi’An ship manufacturer AopoA’s (pronounced /uh-POE-uh/) export model of their sleek scout ship, the Khartu-Al, has made a splash amongst spaceship enthusiasts since its debut in the UEE nine short years ago.

Following on the heels of a successful technology-sharing partnership with ship manufacturer MISC, Emperor Kray has slowly been allowing his people to pursue more interspecies business transactions. The effects of this new policy can be seen coming to fruition in the production of the Khartu-Al, the first completely Xi’An-designed ship approved for sale in the UEE, marking a significant step forward in xeno-economic trade development.

However, it wasn’t so long ago that AopoA and its vessels weren’t so welcome in Human space.

Crossing the Line

At the height of the cold war, the UEE and Xi’An navies maintained a delicate stalemate along the Perry line. While large fleets patrolled the border, daring one another to make the first move, most of the real fighting was done through clandestine operations. Both species would send small scout vessels for recon missions along the line, stockpiling information that, should an active war break out, potentially could prove more valuable than missile stockpiles.

Even after peace was brokered by Senator Akari in 2789 and the Perry Line was formally dissolved, suspicious attitudes remained firmly intact, as both governments worried that the truce would prove to be a temporary one.

As we have learned from documents unclassified under Imperator Costigan’s Historical Truth Act of 2941, the UEE continued to launch secret missions along the border as they tried to assess the Xi’An’s true strength and intentions....
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Announcer: Welcome back to Something Every Tuesday with Esen Landari! Brought to you by Kel-To, “It’s a long road out there; we make it a little shorter,” and RSI, “Roberts Space Industries: Delivering the Stars since 2075.” Back to you, Esen!

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Let’s hear it for SET’s awesome announcer, Christine. Isn’t she great!

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Our final guest tonight is currently in a dead heat with Suj Kossi to be the next Senator from Elysium IV. Please welcome Gabrielle Gracián!

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Thanks for being here, Counselor Gracián. It’s a pleasure to have you on the show.

Gabrielle Gracián: So nice to be here, and please, call me Gabby.

How about that? First-name basis already; you move fast, Gabby. You sure you have the right temperament for the Senate? ’Cause last time I checked, they move slower than Corel’s customs line.

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Gabrielle Gracián: Well, Esen, that’s actually one of the reasons I’m running. The Senate is meant to be a deliberative body, not a dysfunctional one. Unlike either of my opponents, I have over a decade of experience in public office overcoming gridlock and passing legislation to help the people of Jalan.

That’s great! Unfortunately, I don’t live in Jalan, and I don’t think most of my audience does either. Know what? That’s not true. I definitely know most don’t live there. I’ve seen the viewer stats. Let’s just say there are a lot more SET fans living in Stor-All containers than you’d expect …

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So Gabby, your election race has been garnering Empire-wide attention for months now. You’ve had a career in politics, served on Jalan’s Governor’s Council and whatnot. How is this attention affecting your campaign?

Gabrielle Gracián: It takes some adjustment. I met Marcus Shaar backstage. Somehow he’s even more handsome in person than in his vids.

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Monthly Studio Report March
Greetings Citizens,

Your monthly report is here. But first, a small patch! We’ve just issued Star Citizen Alpha 2.3.1 to the live servers, which includes a variety of bug fixes and balance changes. You can access it via the launcher and you can read the complete patch notes here().

If you’ve played Star Citizen Alpha 2.3, you already know that March was a month for REALLY BIG SHIPS! We launched the hangar-ready Starfarer this month, along with the long-awaited Xi’An scout… and there’s plenty more to follow! Today we will be checking in with all of our studios and outsource partners to see what the team was working on in March… but first, we’d like to share some of the fruits of that labor: some of the work we’ve been doing on seamless EVA transitions that you’ll be seeing in an upcoming patch. Check it out and then read on to find out the work that went into making this a reality!

CIG Los Angeles

Hello everyone!

Can you believe that a quarter of 2016 has already come and gone? But what a quarter it has been, has it not? Just look at what we have accomplished over the past month; the Xi’an Aopoa Khartu-al, the Starfarer, and let us not overlook the biggest of them all – Intergalactic Food Delivery. With 2.3 also being released, we introduced a plethora of features and fixes, all of which can be found in our patch notes.

This is a global effort for every branch of Star Citizen but each branch contributes to the whole picture. So let us take a look at what CIG...
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April Subscriber Flair!

This month’s Subscriber Flair is the Hornet F7C-R ship model! This realistic ship model from Takuetsu Starships, the most trusted name in ship models, is the twelfth in a collection of Star Citizen’s ships. Display your Hornet with pride, and then collect other models to complete the display.

If you’re an active subscriber, the flair will be attributed to your account today. If you subscribe over the weekend, the Hornet F7C-R model will be attributed to your account on Tuesday April 12th! More information about subscriptions can be found here.

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Around the Verse: Episode 2.26 - THE PROCEDURAL WORLD OF TODD PAPY
THE PROCEDURAL WORLD OF TODD PAPY


This week, we chat with Design Director Todd Papy, explore the streaming community with Captain Richard, and get an update on the continuing development of procedural planets.

01:38 – Intro
05:44 – News from Around the Verse
20:11 – ATV Interview: Todd Papy
28:11 – ATV Rewind: Drake Cutlass Commercial
30:58 – Wonderful World: Captain Richard
40:39 – MVP w/ Tyler Witkin
41:27 – ATV Fast Forward: Procedural Planets
42:23 – Outro

Gameplay Bumper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwngiLaQfaM

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Bugsmashers! Episode 22
Mark vs. Bugs. Round 22.


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Galactic Guide: Kayfa System

Galactic Guide: Kayfa System

“The greater the thought, the greater the action.”

So states one of the main tenets of the Li’Tova, a moral and spiritual belief system popular among the Xi’An which guides its adherents’ view of the universe. In no place is that more apparent than the Kayfa System, which is wholly dedicated to the Li’Tova thanks to the existence of one astronomically special planet, Tovaroh.

Kayfa’s role as the focus of Xi’An spirituality was unknown by Humans during the cold war. After Humanity learned of the system’s existence in 2617, rumors swirled that Kayfa was the main staging ground for invasion or even the location of the Xi’An homeworld. The true nature of the system was so guarded that for two hundred years, all Humanity knew about Kayfa was that any UEE ship found in the system would be immediately attacked — a message made abundantly clear to the UEE by way of the two Navy pilots who found the system.

In 2617, UEEN Lieutenants Ahmad Harar and Carl Dyson discovered a gravitational anomaly while patrolling the Horus System. Harar and Dyson should have contacted their commander and reported the coordinates so a military pathfinder could be deployed, but, they later explained, doing so would have thwarted their chance at history. Without a word to anyone, they entered the jump point and became the first Humans to visit the Kayfa System. The decision to keep their excursion a secret was foolish but, in retrospect, might have averted an all-out interspecies war.

Unbeknownst to Harar and Dyson, their arrival in Kayfa triggered long range sensors that mobilized a nearby Xi’An squadron. Meanwhile, Harar and Dyson’s return trip was delayed because Dyson’s ship sustained damage from navigating the uncharted jump. While Dyson was running a diagnostic check to see if his ship was...
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Aremis Post

DAY ONE: A NEW DAWN

2946.04.05 SET

By Sean Nazawa

FORGE ECHO, KILIAN – A thin layer of frost covers the vast landing strip just before dawn. By the time the sun has risen, it will have burned away, but for now, it gives the desolate stretch of tarmac an ethereal, crystalline feel.

I’m standing beside Divisional Officers Arley Finn and Yen Hardigan, instructors with over seventy years of naval experience, now tasked with molding fresh recruits into starmen. They are currently engaged in an ongoing debate about the latest off-season pick-ups for Jata ZGCC’s sataball team while they brace themselves against the chill.

Both of these behaviors will vanish as soon as the incoming transport lands, but in the meantime, DO Hardigan is unconvinced that another striker is really what the team needs.

A comm interrupts their debate. The transport just entered atmo.

Finn looks over at me.

“Sorry, would you mind standing over by the outbound crates?” Finn spent the bulk of his career aboard small capital ships, running patrols and security details around the Xi’An border before accepting a transfer to train the next generation of Naval recruits. While he’s generally regarded as one of the nicest instructors on the base, I’ve also been told that he will break you in half if he feels you aren’t performing at the level that he thinks you should be.

“Yeah, writer,” Hardigan says as he smooths the creases in his coat, “last thing we want the recruits to see is some civ in their sightline as soon as they step off. We need to project strong. You ain’t it.”

Hardigan came up fighting. Even before his enlistment, he was fighting in the streets of Angeli and even competed in an amateur Iyo Ti league. In the Navy, he served in over two dozen squadrons and has run all...