Following Outbreak of Hostilities in New Eden, Origin Declares Neutrality
By Mira Ming Wei
Foundation City, Renaissance – The Alexylva Paradox and Origin Colonial Authority have put out an initial statement regarding the conflict in New Eden between the Triglavian Collective and EDENCOM. Saede Riordan presented the statement to the IGS and we at transhumanity today have duplicated it below.
Hello New Eden,
Over the past few days, the cluster has been ravaged by the sudden and intense escalations in the Triglavian activities in New Eden, up to and including the outright capture of at least one star system. The actions of the Triglavians and their intents caused a flurry of intense disagreements within Origin as to how the system should respond. The Coordinator Network was heavily divided on the course of action that would best ensure the prosperity and safety of humanity. Nevertheless, in conjunction with the Digital Council, we have reached a consensus for the time being.
Since the invasions have begun, several pilots within the Alexylva Paradox have independently taken it upon themselves to support either EDENCOM or the Triglavian Collective in the ongoing conflict. This has produced some amount of speculation and badmouthing of the Alexylva Paradox and Origin on capsuleer networks, one going as far as to say that we would be declared enemies of humanity if we did not immediately eject any members of the Alexylva Paradox who have supported the Triglavians. It should be understood that the Alexylva Paradox will not respond to hyperbolic threats and blackmail attempts and no one will be expelled for their actions either in support of the Triglavian Collective or EDENCOM. As the Coordinator Network had not made a formal ruling, no reprimands will be given for actions taken up until this point.
However, we are also not fools, and cannot countenance support of the Triglavian invasions while their intentions are so unknown. Beyond that, it is not our battle. The Collective has shown no interest in the Anoikis Network and presently do not pose a threat to the security and safety of Origin or its population. As the protection of Origin is the central mandate of the Alexylva Paradox, siding with either faction in this conflict potentially creates enemies we cannot afford to have. To this end all members of the Alexylva Paradox have been ordered to cease any and all hostile actions towards both EDENCOM and the Triglavian Collective.
Origin and the Alexylva Paradox affirm that we will formally be adopting a position of political neutrality and siding neither with EDENCOM nor the Triglavian Collective. Going forward pilots siding with either faction will face reprimands in accordance with the Alexylva Paradox Corporate Policy Agreement.
This decision does not however mean that we will remain idle in this conflict. The values and principles of the Alexylva Paradox and Origin are pro-freedom and anti-death, we represent the seed of a possible utopia within a very cold and dark universe. It is our task to nurture that seed and ensure that tomorrow is just a bit brighter than today. To this end, we will be using our position of political neutrality to act as rescue workers and safeguard the lives of the civilian populations of all the factions of New Eden from any threats they face. Everyone deserves a life free from oppression and fear. We have within us the tools to create abundance, to turn this universe into a garden for ourselves and our children, but we have a long road ahead of us to reach that distant shore.
In the face of potential unknown and hostile actions by the Triglavian Collective, the Origin Colonial Authority has leveraged the softclone scanning systems in use in Origin to create an emergency scanning pod. This pod can be deployed directly from orbit to planetary surfaces and operate without external power. It has forty scanners and can noninvasively scan eighty individuals in an hour. Scans are planned to be stored in Suroken but would ideally be mirrored onto the databases of allied organizations for redundancy. We are releasing the blueprints for this pod for free and making all the designs and documentation open source. It is our hope that through the mass deployment of these pods to invaded systems, the population would be backed up in the event of the Triglavians beginning a campaign of genocide against the baseline populations.
This process is however not without faults. For one, obviously, cloning is still a fairly contentious technology and there will be many who refuse to utilize it. This is something we cannot force. Religious and philosophical beliefs will prevent many from utilizing this technology. However for a heavily populated world we believe it is the best chance for saving as many lives as possible. Running a mass evacuation via ships through a hostile warzone is simply not feasible.
The second is the scale that will be required, and that’s where you come in, capsuleers of New Eden. To back up a population of 500 million within three days time using the clone scanning equipment we have would require nearly 90,000 pods. While Origin manufacturers can produce up to 3,000 units per day and have been directed to do so using emergency production acts, this is still far short of the number needed to back up even one planet. Whether you side with the Triglavians or EDENCOM, if you value the lives of the citizens of New Eden in any way, I implore you to join us in our mission. Download the Slingshot pod blueprints, print pods, and deploy them to populated areas inside the invasion zones.
Together, we may be able to save millions of lives and prevent tragedies of an apocalyptic scope from unfolding over the coming months. We beg that the Triglavians not take hostile actions toward the baseline populations within the systems they capture, but without communicating we have no way of knowing their plans or intentions. While we may hope for the best outcome, we must plan for the worst and act accordingly.
Zorya Triglev, if you are reading this, I beg and implore you to communicate with us. You have the opportunity to be New Eden’s liberator, or you could be another mass murderer. I beg you to choose the path of life and freedom over the path of oppression and death. The people of the Empires have been trapped beneath the jackboots of tyranny for many centuries. You could be their savior, you could be the one (the three?) to usher in a new golden age of freedom and prosperity, or you could set the whole cluster ablaze and become the executioner of trillions. I beg you to choose the side of life. Be the good guys.
That is all I ask of all of you. Capsuleers, Navy pilots, Triglavians…be the good guys.
Ad Astra Per Aspera
Dr. Saede Riordan
Systems Coordinator, Alexylva Paradox
The Invasion of Known Space by the Triglavian Collective has been an intensely divisive issue within Origin. Protesters arguing for both support of EDENCOM and the Triglavian Collective have gathered in Foundation City. Triglavian Collective supporters have issued loud condemnations of CONCORD and their anti-AI, anti-multiple, and anti-conjoiner political policies, as well as against the general injustice and inequality of New Eden. Across the aisle, EDENCOM supporters view the mysterious Triglavian Collective and their star harvesting efforts as a potential existential threat and a danger to the lives of innocent civilians all across space. Both sides are calling for a public referendum which is expected to hit the Digital Council soon. All citizens are encouraged to vote. We’ll be continuing to bring you updates on this story as it unfolds. I’m Mira Ming Wei, and you’re reading Transhumanity Today.