[TNS] Node: Society Pages (360-0198 PI ).
WIRE: TRAVELLERS' NEWS SERVICE. (A Public Service of the Travellers' Aid Society).
DATELINE: 360-0198 PI.
LOCATION: [FS 1725] PERMATIC. A 365 C8A-H.
BYLINE: EKHIRAMA AKIILAAR
IMPNET NODE: #holiday.ball/societypages.tns.tas.permatic.impnet#.
It has come to the attention of this reporter that the following members of high society have been invited to the Holiday Ball on 001-0200 PI at the Imperial Palace (Crown District, Melnauka) on the Imperial Capital World of Permatic at the personal request of His Imperial and Royal Majesty Vladimir II, Emperor of the Permatic Worlds, Prince-Regent of the Riftborne Domains, Lord of One Thousand Stars, etc., etc.:
Invitations will be hand delivered by HI&RH Household Staff in the Imperial Household Livery of red coat with gold trim, white pants with a blue vertical stripe outlining a black stripe along the outer seam, and collared white shirt with a blue and white striped tie and black boots, the coat bears the Arms of Vladimir II on the left breast.
Travel for His Majesty's guests by High Passage and will be arranged by the His Majesty's Office of Transportation aboard the Permatic All Star Lines' Starliner, the ISS Permatic Brilliance. (If the guest is not on a world of the ISS Permatic Brilliance's route, the Office of Transportation will provide High Passage aboard any chosen starship on route to a connecting starport). Guests will be housed in the Rising Star Wing of the Imperial Palace during their stay.
It is said Lord Interhaus' application was well supported and the standard applicant dossier being built has some very nice presentations on behalf of Applicant Interhaus. Lord Interhaus is also a Imperial Count with old family connections in the Moot and possibly the Iridescent Throne itself.
While serving for a career four terms with the Imperial Navy Engineering Branch he attended many ANM Schools. He is a combat veteran having survived three Sieges, two Patrols, and two classified missions.
He attended Imperial Joint Command College at Blackwall and graduated with Honors.
Lieutenant Commander Interhaus served aboard four Imperial ships(one as a Midshipman while at the Academy) during action and is reported serving with honor and bravery. Rudolf is a Counsellor with an advanced education, he holds degrees in Brokerage and Tactics and has many Minors.
It is said that his Application will not be Blackballed and soon Members will be able to get genuinely meet and know Lord Interhaus.
- Some Sources say that Vladimir himself is one of Rudolf's Sponsors.
- Interhaus is a decorated ex-Imperial Navy officer (he was Mentioned in Dispatches four times during his Career in the Navy) and was Elevated as the only survivor of his immediate family upon their tragic deaths. Count Interhaus was present as active duty Lieutenant Commander with his family during an assassination attempt on the Emperor in 0162.
- It has been said, but never confirmed that the Membership Application Committee can direct the TNS Editors to upgrade an Application announcement from the standard daily bulk updated of Applicants or can for KCr 100 upgrade an announcement to Immediate Release or for a fee of KCr 250 to Flash Release.
- Semi-reputable sources claim Interhaus' Butler has been dispensing at least MCr 0.5 and possibly more in a campaign to improve his chances of an Acceptance and becoming a Lifetime Member of the Society. One source claims that she has spent MCr 0.25 on a TNS upgrade fee, another MCr 0.3 on "wine and dines" for members of the Applicant Committee, and MCr 0.5 on promotions to the general Membership. As usual the TAS PIO won't comment on expenses spent by Applicants and denies "so called TNS upgrade fees said to be charged by the Society on some media nodes".
012-200 Crown District, Melnauka, PERMATIC [FS 1725].
028-0200 Imperial Naval Base Denness [FS 0825]
Baron Darin Hawk, Captain of the ISS Sexy has been Summoned to the Capital on Permatic [FS 1725] and is to return with the most immediate haste.
Forces of the Imperial Navy were reported to have recently departed for the Sexy's reported flight plan end point. The forces witnesses said appeared to have been accompanied by what was described as a DDB Expeditionary Yacht of some 800 tons. The names, registries, manifests, and Jump Plans have been sealed and at this time all Imperial agency are declining to comment on the matter.
The reasons for Baron Hawk's Summons or the mysterious yacht have not been disclosed and rumors are everywhere, but facts are in short supply. Some have suggested that the two events are somehow linked, but it is only speculation as no hard evidence of such a link has turned up at this time.
Rumor (heard from an Imperial Navy Rating)has it that the yacht contains members of the Voodgi (the Native Intelligent Life) of Colony A [FS 0724] who were on Permatic last year in negotiations for admittance to the Imperium and are now being returned home with Imperial Honors have successfully made their bid to enter as a Member World. The native spaceflight infrastructure and possession of an Fifth Empire Depot (said to be still sealed and containing technologies and data from the Great War) virtually assured their Petition would be Granted, though an official announcement has yet to be made.