District members intercept new technology through newly discovered "Ghost Sites"


Some weeks ago we received this CONCORD public news article about secret pirate sites, so called "ghost sites", these were discovered all round New Eden, and in these "sites" pirate faction secretly were developing new technology that could, according to CONCORD, shift the balance of power within New Eden.

Now these "sites" have started to show up in several places within Providence region and also inside the borders of Fourth District."This is alarming, we have put our capsuleers in heightened alert after the discovery of these sites" says the alliance spokesperson Commander Demion Samenel to the District News. According to public reports from the alliance it seems that these anomalies can´t be identified by normal ship sensors or scanners and are very well hidden, the pirate faction has gone to great length to hide them from the public and also in great length to defend them. They are inclined to rather blow the structure up than these covert sites being discovered by outsiders and in into our hands. When these first "ghost sites" was discovered, a momentous attack was orchestrated by the four empires that ended in disaster.

"What we have found in these sites are some kind of covert research tools. As much as I can say at this point it seems to included intel gathering technology and I have on several rapports that they are highly volatile, most likely due to the fact that the structure is set to explode if outsiders tries to infiltrate them. Other salvaged materials show signs of being used for new capsuleer cordial implants, which has another more direct military applications that is more worrying. Others finds include new blueprints of personal deployable structure, all this indicates that those faction have a certain covert operation behind it and clearly a military function." Says Commander Samenel.

"Our Military Advisory Board is well informed of this and they are keeping an eye out for any technology that could damage our efforts in the region. But nothing we have seen so far is in direct attack to us or the State but we do keep a watchful eye out for these findings in the District in the future to come." Commander Samenel to the District News.

Staff Announcement: Commander Demion Samenel is a new Alliance Head Diplomat


CDR Demion Samenel
Below is a public statement from Fourth District Alliance Executor Trony, which sent out this statement from the Allied council just a day ago. This has now been granted permission to be made public to the rest of the cluster.

"As of today [115.12.16] we are announcing a change of leadership within the alliance. Admiral Ladel Teravada, who has served with distinction along side me in the allied council, will be stepping down in his responsibilities as its diplomat and second in command of the alliance. The reason for this is that we are in the process of reconstruction of our allied forces and Admiral Teravada will be focusing in the area as its alliance main Fleet commander, a position he has held for many years before. He will in his position be in charge of Fourth District all military capabilities and make sure that we are up to our continuing defense of Fourth District infrastructures and investments in the region of Providence. Admiral Teravada will also be military liaison to the rest of Providence military high command and coordinate any military effort that might be required. The capsuleer that will be replacing him as Alliance Head Diplomat and second in command is Commander Demion Samenel, who has for many years served in CAIN as its Diplomat. He will take over the administration work as second in command and also be the one in charge of the public relation and diplomatic work as executor for the Department of Foreign Affairs. So without any further notice I would like to welcome our new Head Diplomat and alliance second in command"

This was a few days ago and it seems that our new second in command is settling himself in nicely. We are waiting for a statement from the Department of Foreign Affairs and a personal note from our new Alliance Head Diplomat in the coming days, so stay tuned.

"Regret" - Short Story

Kemil had been afraid of space travel all his life, and other than the brief trip through the stars that had brought him to the colony in his mother’s arms, had never stepped foot off a planet. Fifty years later the news that his son, his only child, had been accepted into the elite capsuleer training program filled him with both terror and bitter regret. It was one thing to accept your child was a man grown and off to his own life; it was another thing to watch them show bravery in the face of your own worst fears.

"Red Light, Green Light" - Short Story

They had warned him about this part of the job, but when he stood there behind the protective glass wall and watched the thirty-odd recruits lie back and accept the fatal injection, Dovash knew for certain that he would never understand what it was about the heavens that made capsuleers so willing to die to become part of it. One by one the light above the recruits’ stations changed from blue to dull red; in the same span of moments, the green lights above the clone tanks start to blink, and the newly activated clones opened their eyes to immortality.

"Raw Data" - Short Story

Is there no escape from yourself? Where do we simply go when we shut off, when we unplug from the constant inputs of raw data that is reality, or do we unplug? I guess some people do and some people don’t. And how do we interpret the visual inputs that the brain gives us if the image is so disturbing that all you want is to gauge you eyes out and then realize that it was a dream, what the fuck does one think of himself then? Damn, I guess all we can do is sit still and enjoy the ride. My own ride is a rain drenched back alley on Kiguru Street on New Caldari and the corner bar at that street, Spader´s. It was an image that stuck to me early on when I got these implants, when I knew that I would be plugged to a massive steal beast and become a living machine to wreck havoc amongst the void of space. I needed a place to hide, to escape the constant inputs of raw data. The corner door is best described as shady, an almost criminal invitation with bright flickering green text "Spader´s" that illuminates and reflects in the humid air in front of it. Maybe not the normal place where you would find a "good" citizen, but it’s where my mind goes and escapes the other reality, I find myself here quite often, far away from the constant inputs of raw data.

I need a drink.

The Industrial Advisory Board talks about the future of Planetary Developments within Fourth District


The industrial corporate powers of the Fourth District better known as the Industrial Advisory Board [IAB] has since a few weeks been pushing for a more open approach to its advertisement and development of Fourth Planetary Industrial sector. Meetings have been taking place in the alliance Headquarters in 3KB-J0 and there is still a lot of discussion taking place.

Z-RFE3 planetary commodities are being shipped away

We need to show that we are ready to increase our traffic in the District, the area would benefit greatly in the increase of revenues and there is a lot of opportunities that could be harvest in this region of space and its planets many of them is still unexploited. Today any corporation can be allowed to put up planetary harvesters and industrial command centers on planets, our tax is set to 7% both for import and export for any corporation or capsuleer that is interested of doing so, and we would recommend to keeping that level at least for the time being. We have compared our tax level to those in Empire controlled space, they are set at 10% on export and 5% on import, and just recently capsuleers are now taking over more and more of the custom offices they want to put their own tax on top of that. We know that many will do their own deals with InterBus to reduce this tax or have other means of doing so but this will only allowed them a reduction 50 % on the taxes which then will add the capsuleers own tax on top of that. They need to profit from it so we foresee that taxes will in the end be much higher than our own. So we are still competitive when it comes to District planetary custom tax, and even more generous to those that are our allies, which then are reduced significantly. But we need to increase the awareness of our space throughout the cluster, let corporations know that they can come to us and we will protect their investments and in return they can profit from our valuable resources. The treat of Sansha have never been lower since the alliance took control and even hostile capsuleer organisations is no treat to us at this moment.

So the time for investment is now. Providence is a perfect region due to its open door policy when it comes to newcomers or just profit seeking companies. It´s a perfect area to set you up for good, maybe not the richest region of space but much more so than other high exploited Empire regions. So first for the future is to increase our awareness of similar models of planetary development, to measure the competition, second is to increase our visibility in target areas such as Providence itself, Domain region second, and third to other target region. We also want to improve our relationship with other State loyal entities to make use of our space, it´s not only the State itself that should benefit for our ventures here, others can to, and that will be up to the Office of Foreign Affairs in either case.

Admiral Ladel Teravada speaks of old times

ADM Ladel Teravada

Good morning District News readers, today we will start to focus on some of the more notable capsuleers in the Fourth District, and hopefully this will not be a one time event, and that we can have more of The District capsuleers with us here.

District News: So to start he really don't need much of an presentation of our first guest, we have all heard him once or twice, he is the main Fleet Commander and High military adviser and board director for the military advisory board, he also sits with the rest of the coalition fleet commanders securing the larger providence region, Admiral Ladel Teravada, welcome.

Ladel: Thank you.

District News: So we start this by honoring you for serving in CAIN for seven years, wow, seven years as capsuleer serving you corporation and the State! So please Admiral tell us your story how this coe to be, and positive a lot of our readers woudl liek to hear you story of the past years.

Ladel: very well, were to start,from the beginning I guess. Yes 7 years has passed in CAIN for me. Yeah, 7 years. I’m not even the first in corp so don’t look at me that way. When I first joined CAIN it was roughly a 30 man corporation that had a close contact with the State and the Navy and each other, it was a good bunch of pilots. They had already then a pretty handsome reputation in the Caldari cluster and especially so after were ordered to intercept and and later kill the scientist Hnolku, for trying to free the Minmatar people…. FOR FREE! This led to a war against Ushra’Khan that ended just shortly before I joined.

District News: Oh can we get some help hear, the Admiral spilled his tea. Yes, he was a traitor to the State, I have here the actual news article.

Ladel: We still have some people active from those times. Me and Van Cleef for two, but also people you might see now and then such as Vir Doctus, Lord Shrewsberry and Gothan. Derrys and Svetlana Scarlet joined shortly after me and Father Abel half a year after that. It was good times. Dev Larren was our CEO and founder with Cabaeran co-led the corporation. I found myself seconded as a junior quartermaster under Gothan and did such glorious tasks as gather together mission loot for reprocessing, researching T1 bpo´s and building missiles for our Caracal/Ferox/Cerberus army.

District News: So basically you worked yourself up from the bottom?

Ladel: Yes. And back then we flew only Caldari ships and made our presence known a lot on the public channels and even while doing missions, going as far as writing battlereports of mission running around our base in Isaziwa. We eventually got wardecced by a group called SERK which was a splinter off a then wellknown piratecorp called Infinitus Odium. This was my first taste of real combat. Us lined up in frigates and cruisers versus their HACs charging ahead in my trusty Kestrel and managing to kill a single Crow of theirs before our entire gang got massacred.

SERK left us and a splinter from them, Rogues, would come after us in a series of wars that would push us towards where we are today. We eventually managed to field battleships against theirs and had a few good fights where we managed to eventually kill a few and get positive ratios of killed versus lost. When those wars ended we looked for the next logical step. We began anti-pirating hunts. We were young, a small corp but with extremely high activity and pvp was new and exciting for many. Together with a few allies we managed to get 30 man gangs to do small circuits of maybe 6-7 systems that would become our base of operations. We took a chromium moon in that little circuit and I remember sitting in convos haggling about the price for continued sale. Nowadays I seem to find chromium POSes wherever I look.

District News: Indeed, much have changes since back then.

Ladel: We were absolutely horrible at this truth be told and in an attempt to find more experience and new allies we had a small voluntary deployment to a place called Agoze, near Intaki. This was during the time of events and it came as a sort of relief-deployment after the destruction of Reschard V which we helped some Sisters of EvE freighters down to for relief. I here helped some local anti-pirates keep the spacelanes somewhat clear and gained tremendous experience from following their lead.

I eventually came back up north again as we deployed to a small region called Mito-constellation. We lived in a system called Otsasai which was a lowsec area and patrolled the nearby systems. We made some allies down there and were to form the alliance Kimotoro Directive with some of them. Together we made the small constellation fairly safe and I myself was quickly dubbed “The Sheriff of Mito” by the local pirates, much due to our vocal presence in local channels and me being the most experienced member in alliance. Notable is the formation of Genos Occidere in this region and our first clashes with them where we absolutely murdered their gangs. They’re now the most feared single corporation in EvE.

District News: Vocal indeed, we still get reports after each of your fleet Admiral, the officers club is a particular good spot for those.

Ladel: I can imagine that, those nubs do need a good leasson sometimes.

District News: Please continue with your story, what happen next when you guys came to Mito.

Ladel: It came to that we faced Star Fraction, a alliance of anarchist, and they eventually came for us after we got news of our success out and went straight for the throat together with Black Rabbits with a 5 week long wardec where we slugged it out in battleships nearly daily. We got a lot of experience but we were eventually pulled apart as a alliance. The other alliance leaders grew jealous of CAIN and CAIN grew resentful as the fleets we formed were increasingly consisting of only our members. The intensity of the fighting was such as that it gave us cluster wide news coverage through ISD. The Mito Campaign is til this day the hardest fought campaign CAIN has ever been a part of, in intensity if not in scale. I myself gained another nickname here, “The Cossack”, for the guerrilla warfare we fielded under my FCing. Our strong relationship with CVA was really founded here after their alliance executor sent aid in the form of modules worth over 2 billion, back then a HUGE amount of money.

After this war we stopped using only Caldari ship hulls and allowed people to fly other ships, Svetlana Scarlet love for rustbucket Typhoons being a specific influence for us back then. SERK wardecced us again and at the same time a group called Mordus Angels. We got into contact with these folks and did some coordination in our efforts, culminating in a 20 vs 20 fight in Nonni which was the first time Trony flew with us in his usual way.

District News: "his usual way" please elaborate.

Ladel: Yeah you now sneaking in and putting a few rounds and then fly away. Just whoring on the battle reports.

District News: Ah I see.

Ladel: After SERKs withdrew we continued talking with MOA and decided to try out nullsec life, moving out to 5ZZK-X in Pure Blind. We learnt a lot during this time, flying with MOA and other unaffiliated groups up in 5Z and in some ways this was the golden age for us. Activity was high and we began making a name for ourselves out in 0.0 for our dogged resistance against the odds. Some of the highest ranking combat pilots of that time went so far as to say they specifically avoided 5ZXX for fear of losing their ships. We had a lot of good fights and even some fun wardecs in empire.

After a time we went down to empire again as we became hot in the news again after a certain freighter incident on our behalf, we went into war with a group called the Acheron Federation. This marks a change in our corp as well.. We suddenly realized what the last few years had done to us as we went up with equal or lesser numbers against a well supplied foe and even with several different FCs outclassed them in combat. Another notable incursion to highsec during this time was a wardec against Star Fraction together with CVA/PIE/AM and one against Electus Matari/VETO/Black Rabbits which is notable mainly of the fact that we at one point during the war fielded a corporation only fleet of 30, mostly battleships.

District News: Is this when the formation of Fourth District first is presented?

Ladel: Yes, we went back out and formed the Fourth District together with Copperhead Arsenal and ColdWing. MOA got split up and we took the role as leaders of the 5z coalition with several MOA members, Trony, Thracer Ametine and Alexande Sarende to name a few joining us instead. We evicted some snotnosed punks from 5z vicinity with the help of our expertise in guerrilla warfare ,our blaster Harpies being a huge factor here with tons of kills, and even stole a dysprosium moon, back when it was the most valuable resource in the cluster and a few technetium moons, barely worth it back then. Some of us headed down to Providence to repay our debt to CVA when they fought Ushra’Khan for the control or Providence and eventually won.

By this time we had participated twice in the alliance tournament too, even making it into the finals day the second time, but more would come later.

District News: Yes, the capsuleers tournament has been on of your yearly happenings. Its a though competition. Please Admiral continue.

Ladel: The boarders war between Gallente and the State started to get more active, more known as "the faction wars" we decided to head down to Kinakka, a hisec entrance system near the solarsystems of Jita and Nonni. From here we did fleets under myself or Mookuh, a very skilled fleet commander of ours at the time, and hit hostiles here and there, both pirates and wartargets. Things didn’t heat up for real until a group called The Dead Parrots Shoppe began taking Caldari systems and eventually came to our backyard. They had by then taken something like three constellations themselves but after weeks of trying to take our constellation they gave up, having suffered immense casualties and morale being low. The Caldari retook those systems until the next group arrived, Dark Rising. They were a huge nullsec corporation for that time and did the same as the Parrots had, taking constellation after constellation til they moved next doors to Kinakka.

This is another keystone in our history: the defense of that constellation. Outnumbered 3 or even 4 to 1 in actual numbers, we went up time after time fighting in both the unrestricted complexes with battleships and down to frigs and destroyers. Several of our fleetcommanders did great during this time and when the smoke settled they had only managed to take a single system in a months time. They left the area with heavy losses and we were once again victorious. Noone else came for us and we went on the offensive, moving to Intaki where we together with 22nd Black Rise Defense Division spearheaded the effort that would allow the Caldari to control all of Gallente boarder "warfare" space.

After the "faction wars" was over we decided we should do nullsec again and went down to CVA space to try to fly with them again now when Providence was theirs. Turned out it wasn’t very interesting and our activity dropped fast. We couldn’t even get any help to establish ourselves or access to jumpbridges. In a somewhat panicky effort to keep the corporation alive we surged to join a nullsec alliance with space up in Deklein, a very rich region. We joined OWN alliance and moved up north again.

District News: Ah the famous OWN alliance, how did that go?

Ladel: It didn’t take long for us to establish as a leading corp and myself as the head fleetcommander and first part of Deklein Coalition leadership and later Monkeycommand, the leadershipchannel of the Northern Coalition. But all wasn’t well. We weren’t a good match for OWN. We have always had a hard time cooperating with others after the madness of the Kimotoro Directive but the leadership of the alliance was the worst I’ve ever seen. For those around you might remember my clashes with Deagol1 who was second in command of the alliance. Our dislike was so strong that he repeatedly dragged me out of fcing fights due to some perceived slight.

We had a few nice fights during the period in OWN and another run for alliance tournament, but eventually we decided to leave and as we were evaccing assets, the entire alliance collapsed under the corrupt misdealings of the leadership. We hit empire after this but before long we had a new offer to join Ethereal Dawn down in Tenerifis, though before we had fully moved out they lost Tenerifis and got pushed back to Catch… Once again we ran a bunch of fights before deciding to leave, ED being an empty shell of nothing.

District News: Yeah, a second time most have been hard on your pilots?

Ladel: Yes it was. Well back in empire we found ourselves aimless and it was first by the pushing of Intex Encapor and Lara Abyssinian of SPL that we eventually reformed the Fourth District, took a constellation in Provi and went there with friends. The rest you know.

District News: Ah yes this is the second time Fourth District is formed as a complete alliance. And to this date it seems like a good choice.

Ladel: Yes, that was our second time, we spearheaded it with SPL at first but we had to take over when they left the alliance. I miss a lot of people these days that were important for my early days.. People like Mookuh, Shirukii, Trion Kadeshi, Cazzir, Wolfgang and Cierra and so many others. But I also find comfort in the fact that these people are always around. A lot of people come back to the corporation after leaving.. others are replaced by new friends and co-pilots.

Here’s for another seven years of mayhem, stories and friendships!

District News: Here here! We thank you Admiral for your time and that you could tell us your seven years of history with both CAIN and the 4TH District.

Caldari Independent Navy Reserve sends capsuleers to Black Rise Region


Okagaiken – Ships whose transponder callsigns match those of Tibus Heth and other Provist loyalists who'd escaped the Haatomo siege were detected in the Okagaiken system of Black Rise's Urpiken constellation. the Caldari Navy has reported. The Navy immediately scrambled a task force to intercept Heth's ship, but they were unable to locate any trace of it after a 24-hour search.

The Navy has deployed further forces to Urpiken in an effort to track down Heth, but Federal Defence Union occupation of several systems in the constellation have hampered efforts. The Navy has urged Caldari loyalists to be diligent and immediately report any sightings of Heth or ships piloted by members of the Templis Dragonaurs.
Yesterday the Diplomatic office of Fourth District received, in a cluster wide broadcast, news of former KK CEO Tibus Heth was spotted in the Black Region. The military command of CAIN did immediately send a small task force to assist in the search, again offer its assistance to the Caldari Navy.

District News cannot get any more details on the movment of the alliance forces due to its "opsec" status. But we hope to bring you more information in the coming days.

Joint project with Aurora Arcology and 4TH District planetary developement on Ayem


Close-up image of the Southern hemisphere of Ayem planet

Fourth District News Service can now confirm a joint planetary development project with the humanitarian project "Aurora Arcology". The Aurora project have during its existence worked to help refugees from different kind of conflict zone through out the EVE cluster. It has done a great job to transport them and give them a place away from conflict and in the long run hopefully a new start in life.

Weeks of negotiation has been develop a joint project to start to send these refugees to Fourth District in a attempt to increase inhabitants of the colony of Ayem. This will take pace during the coming year and hopefully will both enriched the effort of Aurora Arcology and the planetary development of Planet Ayem on Fourth District.

We will work closely both with District Infrastructure Department and with Aurora Arcology to see how this will progress.

The spokesperson of the colony is Commander Demion Samenel:
"I oversee its progress and tries to work both with the alliance council and with our Infrastructure development as a mediator and the board of CEO´s and other stake holders that have an interest in its development. And of course I also stay in contact with the military council of Fourth District to assist in treat assessment."
We hope that this will bring new prosperous times for the colony, and we at District News Service sure hope all the best for Jandice Ylmadris and her Auroura Arcology.

Fourth District sends small task force to assess the call for aid from CONCORD


Early morning on the 7th, the military command of CAIN and the alliance joint military command received a cluster wide call for aid. This message was received from a cluster wide transmission and relayed to Fourth District News Service.
"Yulai – CONCORD's request that capsuleers assist in an assault on high-priority targets has been amended with a warning of potential retribution from enemy combatants. "We have reason to believe that our assault on this threat to New Eden will be met not only with open hostility, but with a cold and calculated counterblow," said Kilkkuken Mallen, CONCORD representative. "There are powers at work here that do not have the best interest of New Eden at heart, and they are gathering their forces as we speak. We fear we will have to deal with considerably greater opposition than originally expected, so we implore capsuleers yet again to side with the forces of all that is right and just - and, again, leave all the cleaning up to us."

Due to the extend of the operation it was decided from the joint chiefs of the military council that the alliance would send a small task force to assess or if possible assist in the attack. Fourth forces travelled to the solar system of Sarum prime were a Amarr and Caldari fleet was assembled. The initial report form the task force command showed that the cooperation between capsuleers and the different Empire Navies was hard and no clear commands was given.

"I have no idea what went wrong but it is clear that the navies might have not fully understand the power that capsuleer alliance hold in their systems. They would never have done what they did without proper preparations otherwise." - Commander Demion Samenel

The combine fleet of Amarr and State fleet proceeded to the target system, now with a large fleet of capsuleer pilots. The Capsuleer fleet came to a hold in the system of Doril were Razor alliance was waited with heavy attack cruisers and warp disrupting bubbles around the "in-gate" of Doril. "Its was a massacre" the reports states from the Fourth District task force.

"We were not able to jump into system and proceed with our assessment and so were not able to assist any further". Commander Demion Samenel, Head Diplomat from CAIN tells the District News Service.
"Acting Fleet commander Nidia Masters did a good decision to halt our progress beyond the star gate of Doril before we proceed. Lieutenant Turleus did however jump in as he was in a Recon ship and gave a assessment and a first hand witness to the brutal decimation of the capsuleer fleet." Again Commander Samenel tells District News
"It must be handled much better then this if a large fleet operation would ever to succeed against a much more prepared Razor Alliance, who got the same cluster-wide broadcast as the main fleet did" - Commander Samenel

We are still waiting for a official report from the 4 empires on the failure of the operation, as the criminal organisation managed to destroy the targets before the main fleet. But much is still unclear so we have to wait and see what is the official report, if all is included there...

Medal ceremony for the participants in XXI New Eden Alliance Tournament

.Fourth District News Service was present when medals was presented to pilots that participated in the XXI Alliance Tournament, which, as usual, was held in a secluded part of New Eden. Many of the District members had gathered in the foyer of the Yakiya Garden were they was served drinks and socialized with both capsuleers and non capsuleers from the District. After an hour had pased, everyone was welcomed to the Officers club in the garden itself, where the tournament captain Admiral Ladel Teravada had prepared a speech. Members from almost every corporation, and some non-capuleers were gathered to see the medals being awarded by the Admiral.
"Its a great honour present these medals to those who deserve it. They have shown that they are willing to put their own agenda aside and serve their alliance. We do this not out of profit but to show that we can be as good as the best out there, and we do this with pride, and wear them accordingly. But before I present you the pilots who has participated in this years alliance tournament I would like to address those who did not receive a medal today but by helping their team with targets and practice and theorycrafting. We can not state enough the importance how much this was an alliance effort, so also a great thanks to members of Ubuntu and Copperhead. Now if you will please join me up here and receive your medal after I read your name."
Team Captain Admiral Ladel Teravada.

The gathered crowd applaud whilst those pilots who flew under the flag of Fourth District joined the Admiral on the balcony. One after one they were called up to receive this years medal, one medal for the officers of Caldari Independent Navy Reserve and one for the pilots from Melnie Vanagi.

After the ceremony the officers club of Yakiya Garden was open for the public were the gathered crowd could celebrate the recipients for the rest of the evening.

The recipients from Caldari Independent Navy Reserve are as follows:

Admiral Ladel Teravada
Admiral Trony
Commander Demion Samenel
Commander Ellyra
Lieutenant Commander Lord Shrewsberry
Lieutenant Turleus
Lieutenant Junior Grade Alexande Serand
Lieutenant Junior Grade Nidia Masters
Midshipman Aegir Rasputin
Midshipman Calder dk
Midshipman Sillanda Kachira
Midshipman Xissit

The recipients from Melnie Vanagi are as follows:

Purpura Vanags Pure Kickass
Melnai Vanags Puupolinsh

The Fourth District holds a naming ceremony of its newly build Avatar class Titan


CNR Jenova, undisclosed location

Fourth District News Service has recently been given access to the information about a project that has been under strict military control for the last few months. And its just minutes before a alliance-wide information release from the alliance council and the alliance military advisory board was issued.
"For the last months different parties have helped us to build a Fourth District Titan, it is the first ever created for the alliance, and it shows us what dedication and hard work can accomplished if we put our minds to it. The Titan will serve the alliance in its needs and also in extend so the State. It will serve us to defend our space and to be a beacon of our dedication to our cause and the Caldari people. We are here to created a place were values of our State can endure and prosper and were new ventures can be created and develop. Lets make this day our day, and let this Titan serve as that beacon that gives us the direction to keep on improving our self "
The military advisory board also stated that he CSAA that was attacked by NC. last month was also the one that held the unfinished hull of the Titan. It was in its last phase of completion, but there was a very high risk that continued attacks would have damage the structure to such extent that we could have lost our investment. We are very pleased that was not the case here"

And just few days ago a naming ceremony was held in the District to give the Avatar-class Titan class its name. a few members were invited and the location was kept secret up until the last moment. A short speech was held by alliance executor Trony and all in all the ceremony was short due to security reasons. Finally after the alliance executors speech he announced the name for the Titan CNR Jenova.

After the ceremony the Titan jumped out and into its holding area which is not open to public knowledge and under strict control from the alliance council and the alliance military advisory board.

Finally we in Fourth District News Service welcome CNR Jenova to active duty with The Fourth District.

Ayem colony under high alert after recent attacks


The colony of Ayem in I-MGAB solar system has been put under high alert by the planetary military forces of Fourth District after the recent attacks on alliance property in the system. The order comes directly from the alliance command through the planetary development office of Fourth District. It comes days after capsuleer battles around the moons and around the systems both star gates and even if the battles has not yet reached the planet a decision was made to protect both the citizens and the property of Fourth District.

"We made a commitment to our development of our space when we came here and we made a commitment when the colony was attacked from Sansha forces. This time we are prepared and actions has been taken to secure our infrastructure and our personnel on the planets surface"
- Cmdr. Demion Samenel, Diplomat, Caldari Independent Navy Reserve.

No official reports has come from the alliance military advisory board from the attacks on alliance infrastructures.

"All I can say is that Northern Coalition. [NC.] has decided to attack our infrastructure in an unprovoked attack. And this has made us be on high alert on future attacks. It has also escalated in to two larger battles and a few smaller skirmishes between 4TH and other Providence coalition members. Rest ashore that we are on the top of things and we will defend our property to the best of our ability, but NC. is one of the major powers in capsuleer controlled space, so it is a daunting task to face them. What made them attack Providence is a this point unclear, it was a unprovoked attack, that all I can see is that they want to show their naighbours who has the biggest d****, sadly no one is watching...
- Cmdr. Demion Samenel

Alliance Tournament Interview with LT Turelus of CAIN


The Fourth District News Service managed to secure an interview earlier today with Lieutenant Turelus of the Caldari Independent Navy Reserve, where we were able to get the details of The Fourth District’s first two Alliance Tournament matches.

District News: First of all, welcome Turelus and thank you for taking some time to have a chat with us.

Turelus: No problem.

District News: For our first question, how have you felt about the overall training and preparation of The Fourth District in regards to the tournament?

Turelus: I've been very impressed with it. We have seen a lot of participation from each of the member corporations of The Fourth District this year, and have worked closely as a group to improve upon faults we discovered early on. I really felt with each practice flight that we were becoming less individual pilots from our respective corporations and more of a united team.

District News: For those who have followed the tournament in previous years, one noticeable difference this year is the change in team captain from Fleet Admiral Trony to Admiral Teravada. Can you tell us about this decision?

Turelus: While Admiral Trony has led the team in previous tournaments, his growing responsibilities as The Fourth District Executor meant that Admiral Teravada stepped in to assume the position of team captain this year. Admirals Trony and Teravada have worked closely together in regards to our tournament training and organisation in the past, so while he is not the captain of our team this year you can rest assured that Trony has had a great deal of input into our team.

District News: Moving on to the matches you participated in this weekend, could you tell me how confident you were going into the first match and a little about your thoughts and tactics within the match? From our point of view it was an impressive and clean victory.

Turelus: Certainly. Going into the first match we were pretty confident, and while you're never sure what fleet compositions you will come up against the setup we chose had proven in previous tournaments to be a strong and capable fleet. Before the match our nerves were high; there is something about Alliance Tournament matches that make even the most veteran pilots return to the adrenalin-pumped and heart pounding feeling of being a rookie Capsuleer.
Once we saw our opponent’s setup we were very confident we had the match won as long as we kept our cool and didn't make any stupid mistakes. The MJD (Micro-Jump Drive) from our opponents caught us off guard, but the team was able to recover quickly and adapt to a new set of tactics, a testament to the hours each pilot has spent in training. We did take a couple of avoidable losses due to piloting error, which were discussed by the team in the post-flight debrief.

District News: Thank you. We have the same question now regarding you confidence and tactics for the second match. This one didn't go as well for you.

Turelus: No, not at all. There was a lot more pressure going into this match. Rote Kapelle has proven to be a formidable opponent in previous tournaments and there is still a lot of tension when our two alliances clash. We knew the battle would be a struggle from the moment we saw their fleet composition and the announcement of their flag ship Bhaalgorn in local channels. Our greatest fear had been realised as they had fielded the scissors to our paper. This didn't stop us from trying though. We're not the kind of alliance to say "well, we're screwed, let’s go home," so tactics and orders were laid out before the match began and we tried our hardest to overcome the immeasurable odds. Unfortunately, it didn't work out.

District News: You have a week now before your next match where you will face off against R.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. How confident are you about this match and will you be making any special preparations for it?

Turelus: We're reasonably confident about the match, but we won't get cocky. R.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N is an unknown to us as a new alliance within the tournament so we don't yet have a full grasp of their skills. As for preparations, we will go back to training and discussions to continue pushing the potential of our team.

District News: Lieutenant Turelus, thank you again for your time. We wish you and the rest of The Fourth District alliance the best of luck in your upcoming match and look forward to watching the team hopefully make it all the way to the finals and beyond.

Turelus: Thank you.

District News: We will be setting up an interview with another member of The Fourth District’s tournament team after next weekend's matches. Be sure to tune in for the latest information and news as we follow the team’s progress through the Alliance Tournament.


The menace of HED-GP and Rahadalon, an interview with corporation Melnie Vanagi of Fourth District

Next corporation up for our continued news focused broadcast is Melnie Vanagi. The "Hawks" was a small corporation that took up residence in Fourth District during its first year in Providence. Back then the corporation was only a small numbers of 15 capsuleers which now over times has grown into a medium sized corporation with 54 members. It is one of the most active combat corporation within the Fourth District and has shown great expertise in frigate combat piloting. we have the pleasure to talk to Kra senior RA, CEO of Melenie Vanagi via a VR link.

Melnie Vanagi CEO Kra Senior RA

District News: "Good morning sir. Pleasure to have you uplinked to us."

Kra: "Thank you"

District News: "I had the opportunity to talk to mr. RA just before we started to broadcast and we talk about the govern structure of Melenie Vanagi. And you mr.RA sad that you don't have a hierarchy system in you corporation, that its more of a open ruling system. Is that correct? "

Kra: "Yes, that is correct,as many of our members are from minmatar heritage we have found that a more open non-strict hierarchy works best. We feel that it is unnecessary in our case."

District News: "As I see. But there is no problem to respect the authority of Fourth District ? "

Kra: "No not realy, Fourth District has a strong military background, we respect that, and our corporate more anarchistic approach does not effect the alliance at large. And our dedication to providence region and our previous alliance with CVA comes down to my will as leader. The others is out for prove themselves in combat and making money. One could say that we are aligned with a practical mindset if we were in the Caldari State, making money at all cost."

District News: I see, very well. Your combat record is very impressive and Fourth District sure has a lot to thank your pilots for. Moving on could you say something of your earlier days as a capsuleer corporation?

Kra: "Sure, Melnie Vanagi or "Black Hawks" was founded by group of friends and united pilots speaking the same local language (Latvian language). Soon after its dawn MV joined CVA alliance and went straight into bloody fight to defend Providence region that was invaded by southern hordes. It was probably one of reasons corporation went straight into heavy warfare orientation and has kept it to these days."

District News: Ah so it has always been a combat oriented corporation?

Kra: "Yes, with such heavy focus on guerrilla warfare corporation specialised on light and fast hulls mostly. Frigates and cruisers even attack battle cruisers but rarely larger hulls. Recently we have started to develop capital ship wing but it grows slowly."

District News: "Hehe, thats a big leap from small hulls, sure you are able to handle the turns of a dreadnought?"

Kra: "Yes, that won't be a problem"

District News:" Please continue Mr.RA"

Kra: "At its beginning corporation was NBSI and even attacked some ships from citadel community, but since my joining it went straight into full support of Lord Aralis that was our mentor and so Melenie Vanagi started to grow towards supporting Amarr Empire and my training even hardened this direction. MV are not picky about attacking different pilots of New Eden as we are convinced that in most cases they are pirates and will attack us if given such chance. This conviction sometimes conflicts with alliance views, but as we are reimbursing all losses that occur accidentally killing some friendly pilots we get along well, I suppose."

District News: "Can you please tell our readers more about the non combat side of the "Black Hawks"?

Kra: "We are quite relaxed about our life's in space as we are immortal and life is way more enjoyable with good vine and few exotic dancer on board. Motto known to our comrades is - we fly sober but shoot drunk. Second one is - we came to kill all of you. What is quite true. HED-GP and Rahadalon inhabitants know our pilots quite well and we are feared by corporations red to us and living close enough."

District News
: "Hehe, so we have seen on your kill statistic. Well keep up the good work and it has been a pleasure speaking with you sir."

: "Thank you"

Corporations of the 4TH District: Copperhead Arsenal


After more than two years in the reach of Providence region I think its time we focus on those that have gone great lengths to make this region their home. This is why we, the Fourth District News Service, would like to make a few articles on those corporation that was there from the beginning or have joined up along the road. They are here today to help created this Caldari enclave in Providence region and make a home for themselves. First out is Copperhead Arsenal, a founding corporation of the Fourth District and a well experienced group of capsuleers in many areas from industry to combat. District News have the pleasure to talk to Vaelden Athargan, newly appointed CEO for Copperhead Arsenal over a VR link.

Copperhead Arsenal CEO, Vaeldan Athargan.

District News: "Good evening mr. Athargan, a pleasure to meet you sir."

Vaelden: "Thank you, its a pleasure to be here"

District News: "Would you like to start with something from the early days of Copperhead? How did you come to be in the alliance? I mean your corporation is one of the founding members."

Vaelden :"Sure, would be happy to. Copperhead was founded as an industrial corporation in Lonetrek with the interest of producing high-quality ammunition and weaponry. In our founding months, we encountered the Caldari Independent Navy Reserve, and struck a good accord in short order. Soon, we were fitting in with them, producing wares to fuel their war efforts. Copperhead has been supporting CAIN ever since, and is the only other founding corporation at their side after COLD-Wing's dedication to the Militia efforts of the Caldari State."

District News: "Ah so you pretty much was allied with CAIN from the start? Nice to meet such a long lived allied to CAIN. Sadly COLD-Wings is not longer with us in the alliance but their contribution to the alliance has sure not gone unnoticed.

Vaelden: "Yes, it is sad that they left, but their effort and contribution is coming to good use in the Milita."

District News: "Anything you can say about your current goals? "

Vaelden: "Our current efforts are a wide base of combat operations within Fourth fleets, industrial support of the local constellation market, and combat patrols of Fourth space to keep Sansha efforts at bay. Our pilots are consistently found in every corner of our reach, pursuing most every endeavor."

District News: " Seems you have your work cut out for you, well I think the Fourth District and its residents have a lot to thank to your efforts. Its sure needed if one is to succeed in building something out of these depths of space. Well I thank you for your time mr.Athargan, I know that you are busy man so I will not hold you any further."

Vaeldan: "Thank you"

Heavy fighting in Haatomo system between Templis Dragonaurs and Navy forces


Later in the evening on the 18th the office of Diplomatic relations from Fourth District intercepted a cluster wide broadcast :
"SCOPE BREAKING NEWS - Reports of sporadic gunfire on board Haatomo VII - Moon 3 station after Caldari armed forces assault sieged hangar." Caldari Independent Navy reserve responded by sending task force from the District and meet up in Haatomo solar system with the observer team from 4TH District.

The task force under the command of Admiral Ladel Teravada arrived shortly with a fleet Caldari attack battlecruiser "Naga" class with "Vulture" class command support. The fleet warp in at close range from Caldari Construction undock were 4th task force hold position.

Shortly after, the stations communication system started to broadcast and Dragonaurs terrorist Tolen Kirachi spoke to the fleet outside. Heavy gunfire could be heard in the background from the interior of the station that muffled hist broadcast.

Tolen Kirakachi > You guys think you can burst us open like that? You can break a few men, but you can't break our ideals, pigs.

Suddenly a capital fleet with Templis Dragonaurs markings undocked and tried to clear the area outside from capsuleer presence Chimera and Phoenix class carriers and dreadnoughts was now sitting just outside the station. Order from caldari Navy was given to keep the caprial fleet from escaping and order to open fire was received from 4TH task force commander Adm.Ladel Teravada.

Tarawari Tano > Keep them pinned down capsuleers!

Most of the Dragonaurs fleet had to be taken out before the Caldari Navy force could undock from the station. One after one, the terrorist fleet lost their capitals from the massive damage of capsuleer piloted battleships and battlecruisers and when the undock was clear the allowed the Navy to undock, the fate of the provist supported fleet was sealed. Not long after a neutral flagged navy raven class battleship undocked and succeeded to escape from the blockade. This was no other than Dragonaurs commander Tolen Kirakachi, when this was positive confirmed from Navy commander Tano that he was missing from the station and had escaped, orders from Navy commander Tolen was broadcasted.

Tarawari Tano > All capsuleer loyalists, if you can find him, report it immediately! CAIN´s Navy intelligence contacts around the State succeeded in locate him in the system of Otsasai This was directly sent to the Navy Cmdr.Tano.

Ladel Teravada > Strike Commander Tano? Tolen Kirakachi has been located. Sending information directly. After that the hostile capital fleet was destroyed, DED officer Odo Korachi entered system to assess the situation, and a discussion on open comms could be received by the gathered capsuleer forces.

Odo Korachi > This is Brigadier General Odo Korachi of the Directive Enforcement Department - Caldari Navy - Status Report.

Tarawari Tano > Back off, DED. This is an internal Caldari matter and we have the situation under control

Tarawari Tano > All hostile capital ships have been destroyed or taken control of in the docking ring

Tarawari Tano > We are currently attempting to discover the whereabouts of one of the Dragonaurs by the name of Tolen.

Odo Korachi > Excellent work. The Directive Enforcement Department has listening posts open for the Raven class that just departed.

Odo Korachi > We have just received notification that Tibus Heth is branded as wanted by the Caldari State. If he's on board, he's yours. If we come by him, he'll be turned in as per Article 9.When this was received 4th District task force immediately went to the target system of Otsasai, and at this point is even seemed that Tibus Heth was onboard the fugitive Tolen´s ship. But no positive confirmation from Caldari Navy command could be obtained, one things was clear however, Tibus Heth was not onboard the station when the dust had settled.

Tarawari Tano > Assuming you can take Heth alive, do so. We will give him a proper trial

Tarawari Tano > If not... Well, when a man declares war on the State, sometimes they die...

In Jan solar system, 4TH District forces meet resistance from pirate capsuleers that stopped 4TH forces progress into Otsasai system, this was enough for Tolen to hide inside Otsasai system. After a few hours of search, orders came from task force commander Teravada to stand down for now and continue our search later.

Fourth District will be entering this year Alliance Tournament


It has just been announced that Fourth District has been accepted in the yearly recurring alliance fleet tournament for capsuleers all over New Eden. This is the 11th year in a row, that the secretive CCP Alliance host the tournament in a secluded area of space. 64 alliances will be going head to head in a large arena set up in space, in combat fleets with 12 pilots each.

"4TH will not be the only allinace from Providence that is participating in this years tournament, both CVA and Of Sound Mind will be entering the tournament to, best of luck to them!
"We are looking forward to this years tournament, we have a great team this year and everyone is putting everything into this years training" - the team captain told District News.

4TH Districts first match will be on the 20th of July against Perihelion Alliance.

Creation of a Caldari enclave in Providence region

In June of YC 113, after long discussions between Fourth District leadership and CVA executor Equinox Daedalus, the Fourth District signed a draft territorial claim for ownership over a constellation in Providence. This was the first step towards a permanent home for the Caldari in nullsec, under the auspices of 4TH member corporations the Caldari Independent Navy Reserve, Copperhead Arsenal, Sacrosanctae Plebs, and Cold Wing.

Previously, the constellation had been held by the Polaris Syndicate and Ewoke alliances, and both joined talks with the newly-appointed head diplomat for the Fourth District, Admiral Ladel Teravada to finalize the cost of transferring ownership of the constellation's assets. These included everything from outposts and infrastructure upgrades to security deployments and personnel reassignment. Initially, the cost quoted to the Fourth District was well above what was reasonable, thus military assets of the Reserve were mobilized in preparation for forcible eviction. Military action was avoided, however, when Ewokes and Polaris Syndicate diplomats accepted a Fourth District counteroffer. In order to facilitate the transfer of assets, the Fourth District created Fourth Infrastructure Investment Ltd as a holding corporation for the newly acquired assets.

On 21 June, the exchange took place, and the Fourth District took possession of I-MGAB immediately. It was only fitting that the outpost in this system was a Caldari design, and it was here that the Fourth District established its new administrative headquarters. The station was rechristened “Port Larren” after the Caldari Independent Navy Reserve's founder, Admiral Dev Larren. Over the next several weeks, the District took control of the rest of the cluster, assimilating its infrastructure into their alliance.

As the last systems fell under Fourth District control, the alliance entered further negotiations with CVA. The Reserve, which had founded 4TH, had been a close ally of CVA for many years, and for the most part adopting the Amarr social structure within Providence was not a difficult proposition. After a formal agreement on rules of engagement in Providence and the surrounding systems held under CVA's coalition, the Fourth District was named a "Holder of Providence". Though titles of nobility are somewhat of an outmoded concept among the Caldari, being granted a title of a Holder within Providence conferred both benefits and obligations to the Fourth District, but also gave considerable independence from CVA; it was a prerequisite for Fourth District participation in Operation Deliverance that their enclave be self-governing and independent from the CVA military hierarchy. The agreement also ensured a mutual defense pact between both the Fourth District and CVA.

Over the last two years, a number of Caldari corporations have joined the Fourth District and established themselves in 4TH space. Black Phoenix Legion, another corporation with a long working relationship with CVA of largely Caldari and Khanid origin, joined not long after the establishment of the District's enclave, and was followed not long after by research and manufacturing corporation Lai Dai Infinity Systems, which was founded by a former member of CAIN. In late YC 114, Ubuntu Inc. joined the Fourth District, bringing a large number of new pilots of varying skill to the alliance. All three corporations were highly valued additions to the Fourth District's ranks, adding both combat and industrial capacity to the alliance's resources. There were departures from the District as well during this time. Cold Wing, which helped to found the District as well as the Providence enclave, departed the Fourth District on good terms, as its CEO, April Knox, decided to take her corporation in another direction.

Today, the Fourth District's constellation remains open for business to all non-hostile capsuleers, as with the rest of CVA and holder space. Corporate rules, as well as the dictates of both CVA and the Fourth District, must be accepted by new arrivals; arrangements for long-term residence may be best negotiated by contacting alliance or corporate diplomats.

Caldari Construction station in Haatomo solar system still under siege


The past few days not much has changed around the corporate station of Caldari Constructions in Haatomo, which is still under blockade by Caldari Navy. Tibus Heth still hold the station under siege with loyal members of Templis Dragonaurs and a fleet of 70 ships.

"We still hold a open link with both the Chief Executive Panel and the Navy" says CAIN´s public relations office to Fourth District News Service.

Local communication have been intercepted several days in a row which was broadcasted on a public frequency. It included quit open dislike of the Heth regime and the current state of the situation from members of different capsuleer organisations. There were also rew other capsuleers openly proclaiming their support towards Tibus Heth. District News also received reports of capsuleer engagement between battleship class ships around 200km from the CC station. Everything was reassured that they operated within CONCORD controlled ruled of engagements in high security space and thus did not go against any previous rules set by CONCORD. The engagement was between Heth loyalists and anti-Heth supporters. No information how many casualties have been obtained by District News, but at least one battleships was destroyed.

Other than that the situation is quite, no communication have been broadcasted from the station, and CEP and CN has not since when the blockade was issued made any statement to any news service what is happening. But much is clear that the situation is under heavy strain both from the State and from the capsuleer community. From CAIN observers intel that more and more aggressive fleet movement around the station have been spotted the last few days.

"We hope that this will have a quick resolution, but at this point much lays in the hand of former state executor Tibus Heth and his lackeys. We will of course reach out to CEP and the Navy if help is needed, and we are keeping a close eye on the situation" Commander Demion Samenel told District News.

Heth sieging Haatomo station, CAIN sends observers


Former State executor Tibus Heth has barricaded himself inside the Caldari Constructions station around Haatomo VII. This has comes after days of development within the State after the death of Visera Yanala and Tibus Heth leaving the scene of an enquiry from the CEP. And ended with him leading a group of Templis Dragonaurs and seizing the station on the 10th of June. Initially, there was no clear reason for his move and no one from the CEP or Caldari Navy could give District News any good explanations. There was just wait. When the siege entered its second day, news came from the the Navy that the situation had been "contanied" Also, news came from the Chief Executive Panel that Heth operated without the orders from the CEP. Making this a unauthorized military attempt, and is seen as an terrorist action. According to the Fourth District diplomatic office, personnel was sent out to "keep an eye on things and keep an open link to the CEP and Navy". Later on the 10th of June, two officers from Caldari Independent Navy Reserve intercepted an increasing military build up around the station. Admiral Ladel Teravada and Lieutenant Turelus told District News that the Navy had blockaded the station with capitals and made sure that no one from the terrorists left the area. According to intel, Heth and his Templis Dragonaurs have around 70 vessels inside the station, which most are capitals.

[ 2013.06.10 19:17:07 ] Tokamo Okuka > Okay. Reports confirmed. There's over 70 vessels in those hangars. Seems we had a task force out here in gravdock for deck leave.
[ 2013.06.10 19:17:18 ] Tokamo Okuka > Mostly capital classes.

The situation was under control of the Caldari navy and CAIN was only there as an observer, as Lieutenant Turelus told District News, "we offered our support to the Navy if things would turn for the worse"

[ 2013.06.10 19:32:34 ] Turelus > Caldari Navy Forces, should you or the CEP require aid from The Fourth District please contact Admiral Trony or Commander Demion Samenel

The blockade was successful from the Navy standpoint and a greater crisis could be avoided thanks to the Caldari Navy. However, intercepted Local chatter did contain both pro-Heth and anti-Heth statements. Much that not do any good for the event at hand. Admiral Teravada did try to talk the local chatter down without greater success.

[ 2013.06.10 19:48:25 ] Ladel Teravada > My. You are a chatty bunch today aren't you. Why don't you leave the nice Navy alone so they can focus on their blockade.

CAIN officers did nothing more than observe the situation and also received hail from the force commander of the Navy task force.

[ 2013.06.10 19:51:15 ] Tarawari Tano > Ahh, Admiral Teravada.
[ 2013.06.10 19:51:39 ] Tarawari Tano > Good to see you. request?
[ 2013.06.10 19:52:01 ] Ladel Teravada > Strike Commander Tano. The same to you. Pleasant evening I hope? 
[ 2013.06.10 19:52:16 ] Tarawari Tano > Well, apart from the recent unpleasantness, yes.

These action has resulted in a statement from the CEP removing Tibus Heth from the position as State Executor. CEP is calling him “the leader of a terrorist insurgency against the Caldari State” This has made the terrorist to make a tighter grip on the station, and they have according to Navy command in system "dug them self in deeper". CAIN has still observers in system and Commander Demion Samenel has left The District to be in system if things heat up. "We have been in contact with both CEP and Caldari Navy and we have an open link if our support is needed" Demion told District News Service.

New combat video from 4TH District


On YC115.06.03, during a routine anti-pirate patrol around the low security system of Biphi in Domain region, 4TH taskforce engaged a fleet of Nulli Secunda attack battle cruisers. 4TH leadership had previous been aware of activity of Nulli in that area, so the engagement was to be suspected. The engagement took place around of one the star gates and was initial going well even though 4TH forces was slightly outnumbered ended with 4TH winning the field and clearing out the area of hostiles.

Military advisers from The District sad that they could hold the field and was able to salvage some of the hostiles ships, and so was able to cur down cost form the lost ships. All salvage material and ship modification goes back to the alliance fund for use in alliance development.

I-MGAB infrastructure under attack


At 22.54 yesterday, a known terrorist group made an attempt to blockade the Fourth District infrastructure of I-MGAB solar system. The threat came from corporation Why So Mad from Space Immigration alliance.

"They are known to us, and we consider them a threat to our development of this region" Demion Samenel told District News.

"They make use of black ops battleships and hit and run tactics which is hard to counter. And they have also been caught working with neutral entities in the area that makes them harder to hunt down." Cmdr. Samenel continued.

The two blockade units was shoot down just a few hours later by a joint fleet of coalition members under the command of Lt. Turelus of Caldari Independent Navy Reserve.

"We find it hard to believe that this was a serious attempt for a sovereignty push by Space Immigration, its more likely that they wanted to draw out our capitals for an easy kill." Lt. Turelus told the District News Service.

On the question if the Ayem colony was affected on the infrastructure attack cmdr. Samenel told District News.

"No, not really, there were no immediate danger for the colony or its inhabitants and we had just finished putting more soldier on the ground. And those ships they are using is not equipped with planetary bombardment units. If a situation do appear that we would need to evacuate the solar system, we have evacuation plans in order to make sure that all personnel is evacuated as quickly as possible."

Colonists found dead


The 132 colonists that was abducted last week by Sansha loyal forces has been located by a capsuleer member of the Fourth District. After days of spacial anomaly scanning, a small hidden Sansha base was discovered. The station and Sansha forces was destroyed by the capsuleer and after the destruction when salvage operation of the station started, bodies was found that could be positive identified as members of Ayem colony. All remains has been identified and now been successful retrieved and transported back to Ayem colony for proper burial rites of the family.

"We are would like to put our condolences to the family of the colony of the deaths of there relatives. We can find some comfort that they did not continues there lives in mental slavery that Sansha´s stands for, and now they can find rest instead. They will continue to live in our memories and find peace with our ancestors" - Demion Samenel from CAIN told District News.

He continued: "We have increased our presence in I-MGAB system and put a small military force on the planet to help the colony security force. Its important that this wont hinder our development of the system and the District has hole. We need to continue to push for control and keep a firm grip of the system if we are to succeed. The loss of work forces has been put forward to the alliance council and I suspect that we will see a new work force heading to the colony. We will make sure that investors and Fourth not fall behind in its development of an Caldari alliance in this constellation." CDR Samenel told District News in his statement.

District News, Providence.

Ayem colony was attacked by Sansha forces


The colony on Ayem in I-MGAB solar system was attacked yesterday by Sansha forces. A small force of Succubus and Phantasm ships raided the settlement and planetary infrastructure, according to District military command, the Sansha´s Nation had an objective to abduct as many colonists as possible. "This is sadly something we have seen taken place before" Cmdr. Samanel told District News. The attack came early in the morning were the largest settlement was located, 132 colonists was abducted during two waves before planetary security forces managed to fend off further attacks, officials from Fourth District is saying that there has been a increase of Sansha´s Nation activities in system were there is less military presence such as I-MGAB solarsystem. "We are struck on what happen, but the colonists knew when the colony was created that it would be a hazardous and dangerous undertaking" Demion Samenel told the District News. He also continued " we have sent out more regular patrols through out the cluster to try to find hidden Sansha bases, in hope we can find the colonists alive"

Ayem colony has be under construction for almost a year and its goal is to have permanent settlement on the planet. The settlement will in the future work towards increasing planetary production. Planet Ayem is the only planet with a planetary environment that can facilitate human life without a prolonged terraforming process, other planets exist but requires certain level of terraforminig to easier support human life. At the moment around 15 000 colonists is living on the surface, mostly industrial workers and researchers and there families.

The attack on the colony was a set back on the District cluster development but District News has been reassured that this will not stop any plans for future planetary or cluster wide developments. "We need to increase our military presence in the cluster and might even put small military forces on the planet itself to be able to protect our people on the planet. Today only a small security force is stationed on the planet, but this was clearly not enough." Demion Samenel told the District News.

District News Service will continue to monitor the attacks and will be updating you when we have anything new.

Ubuntu CEO tells her story...


Jessica Danikov, Executor of Ubuntu, the newest corporation to take up residency within the District tells her story that led her up to the position as Chief Executor Officer and the history of Ubuntu before the corporation was joined with other of the Districts corporation.

A fledgling pilot is recruited into an EVE corporation, but not all is as it seems. Her ambition drives her to advance through the ranks, but cracks appear in the organization's foundations. As power beckons, will she answer the call and unify the 'Tribe', or will her conscience become the better of her?
Jessica Danikov is a new capsuleer, It doesn't take long for her to run across Evil Nanny, an agent of Ubuntu Inc. offering 'free' Kestrels to all rookie capsuleers in the system. Initially, Jessica is wary and warns her fellow capsuleers of griefers and a potential scam, but is traded a ship and invited to join a community of fledgling pilots in a channel known as UBU.

Naive and idealistic, Jessica is enthralled by the corp's proclaimed values, in particular their generosity and proclaimed altruism that seems to fly in the face of a cynical universe. She is convinced by their Chief, commits to corp, and is tasked with completing a series of rites known as 'scholarships' in which she must learn basic capsuleer survival skills and demonstrate her fealty to the corp. Jessica finds a mentor, Teighty, and becomes his protégé.

Her training culminates in the Ceremony, a tribal rite where she publicly commits herself to the corp, Her peers accept her as Kin with cries of 'Ubuntu!' before purging her ship in fire and flame. In her capsule, Jessica is reborn a member of the Tribe.

The rabbit hole deepens. Jessica discovers deeper ranks within the corp, whispers of the Nomad, the Sage and the Visionary. Scholarships stretch before her, a labyrinth of knowledge and training. Jessica discovers that she, too, may sponsor others and increase her rank and stature within the group, but the greatest honor is bestowed to those that recruit others into the fold.

She is also introduced to the Pact- a complex Oath that binds her ever tighter to the Chief's design- and Commitment- a 'voluntary' tax by which the corp is funded. The Chief leads the corp in a violent campaign of control throughout the system of Ziona and begins a vicious vendetta with Oblivion Chaos. Jessica learns to fight in the wars that follow.

Jessica is called upon to serve under Canyon Vjourytant as a Tribal Monitor, tasked with keeping the members in line and rooting out subversive elements. She enjoys the increased privilege and stature within the corp, but tensions rise amongst the leaders above her and relationships grow cold between her and the Visionary Biddybam. Her mentor, Teighty, withdraws from corporation life leaving Jessica, while the Chief is nowhere to be seen.

Things take a turn for the worse when the Visionaries, led by the insidious Jace Vorrin, abandon the corp and form the heretical Project Aces, taking good souls with them. Jessica bears the weight of the Tribe on her shoulders, knowing full well that her presence could be the lynch-pin preventing a full collapse of those who remained loyal to the corp. However, nature abhors the power vacuum the schism has left in its wake.

She seizes her opportunity and, garnering the support of those that remained and with his reputation in tatters because of recent events, issues a vote of no-confidence in the Chief. The path finally clear, she quickly moves to take control of the Tribe. For a brief moment, she contemplates how far she had come and how the strange ways of Ubuntu no longer held their mysticism for her, reduced to tools of control and indoctrination- all for the good of the Tribe.

The corp is battered and bruised, but still standing. New recruits stand ready as Jessica issues a new Tribal mandate: the corp sets its sights on a far off land known as Providence, and a new chapter of their journey begins...

CAIN History - Mito Conflict


Few conflicts has changed founding corporation Caldari Independent Navy Reserve as the Mito conflict has. Many officers in CAIN remembers the hard choices that was made. Recently, CDR Svetlana Scarlet has put these memories into words and made them public for all to read. It is a true story of CAIN, a story many remembers and reflect, the story that led to changes that made CAIN what it is today.

For those of us in the Caldari Independent Navy Reserve, there are few events in our history which resonate through the last decade so much as the Mito Conflict. This war between a number of Caldari loyalist organizations and a group of pirates and anarchists that raged from August to November 108 was the crucible that turned CAIN from a run-of-the-mill group of antipirates into what we are today. Without Mito, I have no doubt that CAIN today would be a very different organization, if it was still around at all.

In the summer of 108, the Reserve had joined a group of Caldari loyalist corporations in a new alliance, the Kimotoro Directive. They moved to the Mito constellation in Caldari space, where pirate activity had long been an issue, hoping to be a stabilizing influence and give its pilots some valuable combat experience.

It did not take long before the local criminal element began to take note, especially after members of some of the other Directive corporations began to argue and chide pirates on GalNet, much to the chagrin of the Reserve's leadership. In August 108, the Gurista-aligned pirates of the Black Rabbits moved into the Jan system and it did not take long before there was an unofficial state of war between the Directive and these pirates, with combat occurring regularly.

At the same time, Star Fraction, a well-known group of anarchists who had fought the Reserve previously, began to move into the Mito area, and a war of words began to escalate both on GalNet and in local communication channels between the anarchists and the pilots of the Directive. The Reserve began to prepare for the coming conflict, which came in early October, as both the Black Rabbits and Star Fraction declared war on the Directive.

What made this conflict different from the others that the Reserve had fought previously was that Star Fraction's goal was not simply to get some easy kills or harass what they saw as soft targets for a few weeks and then leave, but to destroy the Directive and its component corporations, making an example of them – to show the impotence of state-aligned capsuleers in the so-called Empyrean Age. With a large number of advanced starship and module blueprints and a vast supply of cash, the anarchist forces maintain their war for a length and pace that was unlike anything the Reserve had faced before.

CAIN led fleets against the anarchist and pirate forces regularly, pitting standard cruisers and battlecruisers against advanced enemy ships, often inflicting far more damage in terms of monetary losses than they took, but the enemy's deeper coffers made these victories for morale rather than substance. Propaganda, in the form of dueling war reports on GalNet, became another battlefield, one where CAIN quickly learned it needed to maintain discipline and do not engage in pointless attempts to score rhetorical points. Unfortunately, their allies did not seem to share in this lesson, and this began to deepen the divide between rest of the Directive, and the Reserve, which was increasingly seeing itself as a professional military organization.

Week after week, the war continued in a stalemate. Unfortunately, while the military battlefield was evenly matched, the anarchist coalition was much tighter. The pace of operations exacerbated tensions between the Reserve and the other corporations of the Directive, with CAIN's leadership growing increasingly frustrated with the attitude of its allies, and its allies growing frustrated with what they perceived as a new elitism on the part of the Reserve.

When CVA provided the Directive with a large cache of supplies and most of them were claimed by the rest of the Directive, despite the fact that CAIN had been doing most of the alliance's heavy lifting, it was the last straw. CAIN pulled out from the Directive on 17 November 108 and withdrew from the war a week later, negotiating a ceasefire with the anarchists.

Mito changed CAIN forever. To build experience and cash reserves, they moved to Pure Blind the next month, marking the start of a nullsec life for the corporation. The failure of the Directive inspired CAIN to create its own alliance, the Fourth District. And the battles of Mito created the most decorated leaders of the Reserve, including Ladel Teravada, Derrys Otireya, and Svetlana Scarlet. Even for those pilots who have have joined CAIN since, they still hear the stories of Mito, and for those who fought there and have since left, it remains a formative element in their development as pod pilots.

4TH District at the Fanfest

Group picture of the Fourth District Fanfest attendees.
Most are members are from CAIN, just Ubuntu CEO Jessica Danikov were able to join, who knows, next year maybe more will join.

From top left to right: Ladel Teravada (sitting) Demion Samenel, Alexande Sarend, Saiva, Calder DK, Serandra
Bottom left to right: Horgaasht, Sillanda Kachira, Trony (holding Marcus Griffin) Svetlana Scarlet, Turelus (beeing funny)
Sitting: Jessica Danikov

CAIN sends Reserve officers to New Caldari


District News was just informed that officers of Caldari Independent Navy Reserve have traveled to New Caldari. The reason is likely related to the latest news that Admiral Yanala was offered to take her own life. Yanala's Executive Officer has testified to this in front of a Chief Executive Panel tribunal and further stated that State Executor Tibus Heth has been using members of the Caldari Providence Directorate (Provist) to cover it up and avoid worker riots against the CPD should the news get out. Just days before, Admiral Yanala had  been greeted as an hero due to her decision to not fire the massive "doomsday" weapon on Caldari Prime saving billions of people. What this will mean is unclear at the moment, but we will update you with any news from the State.

Stories from 4TH District


A story from capsuleer pilot Sillanda Kachira, a story that got her a second place in the first 4TH writing contest. She decided to write about here earlier time in CAIN and Fourth District.

Sillanda had just finished her daily duty and walked back to her Captain's quarters, sitting herself down at her desk as the door closed behind her. It was a long day again and she still had to write up her report. She had always hated doing her daily paperwork; it had been one of the few things she hadn't missed about serving in the Fourth District. Few alliances were as strict as they were when it came to writing reports, but this wasn't her first time in the alliance; she had already had three stints in its service.

She started her report with the normal questions about hours in space, used ships...she had only undocked twice today, spending about three hours in space. She had been fighting some Sanshas in the morning that had tried to settle into 3KB-J0, piloting her ship the CNR Golden Hope. One of the vessels she was proudest of, the Golden Hope was one of her oldest and she had no better crew. As she wrote her report on the anti-Sansha deployment, however, her thoughts began to wander to a previous time.

It was a wonderful morning; Sillanda had just woke up from her quarters in 5ZXX-K, where she had been living for some time now. Where before she had only been serving the Caldari Independent Navy Reserve, now she was a proud member of the Fourth District, the alliance CAIN had recently founded. She got out of bed and began to get ready for her duty.

As she walked into the CAIN offices, she saw a smiling face, and it took her still-not-quite-awake brain a few moments to register that it was Shirukii, who was already waiting for her. “You really should go to be earlier,” chided the other pilot.

“I needed to finish this stupid report,” replied Sillanda angrily. She grabbed some food quickly as the two female pilots got ready for the upcoming work. Since Shirukii had joined CAIN, the two had become best friends, doing their best to contribute to the Reserve with their skills.

That particular day it seemed as if there was no work left for the two girls, so they checked for known enemies around 5ZXX-K, but it seemed that even their usual enemies were still asleep. With nothing better to do, they asked their agent in the Mordu's Legion station for work.

His job didn't seem that difficult: “destroy the thief, loot the reports, and bring them back to me.” Sillanda and Shirukii prepared to undock from the station. Sillanda was in the CNR Lando, her heavily-tanked battlecruiser, an inexpensive ship that she always felt safe in. She always seemed to have money problems, so she couldn't afford many other ships than her Drakes. She had a number for different uses.

She looked over at the shiny Maelstrom battleship that Shirukii was undocking in next to her, the CNR Rain. Despite the fact that Sillanda had been flying longer than Shirukii, for some reason she still found herself flying the worse ship. Sillanda initiated a fleet warp, setting the two of them off on the hunt for the thief.

Arriving at the agent's bookmark, they found that the thief was not alone, flying with a fleet at his side and trying to save his life from the two pod pilots. As she landed on the field of battle first, they opened fire on Sillanda; this had been the two Reserve pilots' plan, as the Drake's tank held much better against most enemies. The Lando's shields held without any problems and the two women began to pick apart the enemy fleet. Eventually, only the thief himself remained; at that moment, Shirukii's older brother Mookuh woke up and contacted the two, asking if they needed help. The two younger pilots always felt safer with him around, as he was an experienced pilot and one of the Fourth Districts best fleet
commanders, and they invited him to join their fleet; but when Sillanda asked what ship he would be bringing, all he would say was “you'll see.”

She didn't really like guessing games, but she knew that he'd likely be flying one of his new ships; while they talked, the two women had managed to take down the thief, barely managing to get him as he tried to slip out of Shirukii's range. Unfortunately, when his ship exploded he was still almost 50 km away, quite the trek for the two slow ships. Right at that moment, Mookuh warped in next to them.

Sillanda looked over and saw his new ship, rolling her eyes. “A frigate?” she yelled at him over voice comms. “You aren't serious about joining in that thing.” Everyone in the alliance knew she hated small ships – she always got sick in them, moving far too fast for her liking. As she complained, he was already on his way to get the reports from the distant wreck.

“At least he is useful for this,” replied Shirukii. The two women warped back to the station to dock up and wait for Mookuh to return, so that he could hand over the reports, but he never arrived. Sillanda undocked, but still couldn't see him, her scanner not showing any sign of his tiny ship either, and she noticed that he had left their fleet channel as well. On their corporation channel, all he said was “you need to catch me if you want them back.”

The two women grumbled angrily, but they wanted to show him that they were no longer helpless without him. They undocked again in their normal combat ships, Sillanda in another of her Drakes and Shirukii now in her favorite ship, a Stilleto. After a while, they managed to catch Mookuh in a belt, and in a second they managed to get him warp scrambled so he couldn't get away. Before they had a chance to ask him for the reports, though, a fleet of Guristas warped into the belt. Before they had a chance to react, the pirates locked up Mookuh's ship and he disappeared almost instantly under their missile barrage. He managed to get his capsule out, and Sillanda tanked the Guristas just long enough to get the reports from his wreck.

When they returned to the station, just before Sillanda retired to her quarters, she smiled and said to Shirukii, “he really deserved it.”

She smiled while the daydream faded; it had been so long ago that it had happened, during her first tour with the Fourth District. The alliance had just been founded, with only a few small corps that they had been living with in Pure Blind at the time. The years when Sillanda had been flying Drakes were long gone; she hadn't undocked in a Drake for some time now. For fighting Sanshas, her red and gold Paladin was way more effective.

She still missed Shirukii; the two had been the best of friends until Shirukii had disappeared entering a wormhole three years ago. Many things had changed since then; Sillanda was back in the Fourth District, but they were in Providence now, holding their own systems, six of them in total. The alliance had grown and they found themselves fighting alongside CVA these days.

A new recruit had just joined the Reserve, and she noted that there were a few new people joining the Reserve the last few weeks. She made a note on her report; she thought it was way too easy for a new recruit in the alliance today. Freighter and carrier jump services, cloaking ships to get to their staging system jump bridges, and friendly-camped routes up to 3KB-J0. Sillanda looked up from her report and once again got lost in her memories, a smile crossing her face.

Shirukii had just joined the Reserve, and had been told as every new recruit had been that she needed to get into Ladel's hangar and paint one of his ships a different color. No one
had managed to get past Ladel's security so far – not until now. Sillanda and a few other CAIN members had been sitting in the CAIN offices in 5ZXX-K when they saw Shirukii emerging from Ladel's hangar with a pail of pink paint in her hand. The pilots looked at each other nervously, sure that Ladel would be really mad if he saw one of his ships repainted.

The next morning, the usual Triumvirate. Vagabond fleet showed up and Ladel called for a response fleet, undocking in his own Abbadon with other pilots in their own remote-repping battleships. As they formed up and waited for Ladel to undock, they heard him yelling suddenly. “My Abbadon, my Abbadon has PINK letters on it!” He ranted for a while, fired his security people and then disappeared into his hangar for the next few hours, cleaning his ship – no one saw him for the rest of the day.

When he undocked his Abaddon the next time, it still wasn't totally golden; the words “Ladel loves Kills” was still readable on its side. Sillanda wasn't sure if he ever found out who was responsible, but she thought it was probably better if he never did.

Sillanda looked back at her report; she wasn't even half through it, and she kept finding herself thinking about Shirukii. She resolved to get the report done and tried to remember where she left off. Moving ships? No...carrier jumping? No...ah, new recruits. She made a few more notes on the report.

Now she only needed to finish the fleet report. Ladel Teravada had called the fleet up this evening, the normal fleet the District fielded these days, Nagas with Rapier, Lachesis, and logistic ship support. When she had joined the fleet earlier she had waited to find out what logistics ship she would be needed in. Ladel had decided he wanted three Basilisks, so Sillanda had pulled the CNR Rep Me out of her hangar. Three Basilisks, one Lachesis, and one Rapier; Ladel was in the Rapier as usual. She made sure to put him at the top of her watch list, to ensure that he wouldn't die again.

She hated that she couldn't save everyone, but sometimes the enemy fleet just put out too much damage, more than she and the other logistics pilots could ever repair. She had only been piloting logistics ships in fleets for some time now; every time she wrote her reports she missed flying the ships she had in the past. She found her thoughts wandering again, thinking about old fleets.

She undocked from 5ZXX-K station in her Drake again to join up with a fleet under Ladel's command. Looking right and left, she could see two Blackbirds, another two battlecruisers, and two interceptors, one of them piloted by Ladel himself. Sillanda joined the fleet in a Drake for one of the first times in her career, previously only flying Caracals. At that moment she was both proud and nervous; she wanted to leave soon so she can finally show what she had learned in the past weeks. She was always eager to prove herself, always wanting to do everything perfectly in a fleet.

Ladel still yelled at her a lot, and she hated it, just because she wanted everything to go smoothly. But everything still seemed so complicated, so many things to pay attention to; shooting the right ship, flying in the right direction, staying at range...

They were leaving, Ladel staying in front of the fleet trying to catch any enemies near their home system. They were patrolling Pure Blind nearly every day, trying to make sure there were no hostiles living there. It wasn't always easy, with Triumvirate. still living just a few jumps away.

After some time, Ladel gave the fleet the command to jump through a gate and warp to him. They followed quickly and found him tackling a Sleipnir; Sillanda always wondered how he managed to find enemies so easily. They chewed through the ship's shields slowly, but the attack went perfectly and Sillanda was happy to see on the kill report that she had done the most damage to the target. It was the first time she had done more damage than some of the older pilots; she knew it had nothing to do with her training, but more to do with the range they had been fighting at. The Harbingers that the others had been flying were not able to do damage at the range her Drake could, but she was still proud of the accomplishment.

She looked at her report again, trying to finish the fleet section. She missed flying the Drake and Abaddon; she had flown them since Shirukii had disappeared, and she still felt horrible that she didn't seem to fly anything other than logistics ships lately. Since Shirukii had been gone, she felt like she was missing something in a damage ship; Shirukii had always flown the light tackle, grabbing the enemy. In logistics ships, she didn't need to worry about that, and felt better about it.

She continued writing the report, reflecting with satisfaction on the number of pilots the alliance could field these days. They had been fighting a 60-man Goonswarm fleet, but after the first dead ships on the Goons' side they had lit a cynosural field and CAIN found themselves hotdropped once again. But she was still happy; their reps had held up well and they had only lost one ship in the end, which had been tackled when the cyno field went up. She finished the fleet report and got to the last section.

It was Sillanda's duty to keep track of the capitals in the alliance, she began to tally the numbers in the Fourth District's growing capital fleet. The number of carriers and dreads were getting better every day, and the alliance could even field a few supercapitals now.

Finally, she reached the end of the report and closed the file, glad to put an end to the ordeal. As she did, she still felt the tinge of loss, wondering Shirukii still survived, lost in wormhole space