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INTERPLANETARY REAL ESTATE BUREAU - NOTICE:
In response to a recent advertisement for the sale of a “garden paradise” planet, the IREB posts a general BUYER BEWARE notice upon the sale. The planet in question suffers an infestation of a semi-intelligent, viral life form. We believe this virus is dangerous. Any contact may have deleterious effects. The Bureau has suspended the sale contingent upon an investigation by IHO.
SPIRAL ARM NEWS AGENCY EVENING NEWS ITEM:
A survey team of Intergalactic Health Organization scientists has crash-landed on a highly contested planet inside the newly opened Outer Spiral. The so-called “Garden Planet” is under investigation of contamination. The IHO team’s last broadcast came from the planet surface, tight-beamed from their dying ship, included coordinates in a local desert on the Northern hemisphere of the planet. A rescue effort is already underway…
INTERPLANETARY HEALTH ORGANIZATION – MEMO:
“Garden paradise” planet preliminary results:
At the request of IREB, IHO began an investigation of an alleged “garden paradise” planet for sale by developers inside the newly opened Southern Outer Spiral Region. Said planet, believed to be infested with a hitherto unknown form of bipedal, mammalian viral life form that seems to have infiltrated most of the available areas of the planet. This virus shows highly aggressive behavior and is capable of reproducing at an alarming rate.
Theories abound within the IHO regarding this unusual disease, ranging from a new form of intelligent life to a uniquely adaptable planetary blight, and further study is necessary.
IHO recommends quarantine of the solar system surrounding the planet, a scan of the other planetary bodies within the solar perimeter, and a detailed study of the planet itself so we can understand the possible vectors and devise immunizations against the virus before further contact. Although preliminary reports suggest the virus to be constrained to this one planet, we call for a scan of all holdings of the developers’ assets for signs of contamination: we cannot ignore the possible dangers of allowing a spread of this unknown disease into the galaxy without knowing a cure.
SPIRAL ARM NEWS AGENCY EVENING NEWS ITEM:
A coalition of real estate developers entered a lawsuit against the IREB alleging unlawful restrictions of a small area of the Southern Outer Spiral. The legal battle centers on concerns of the safety of the region. Recently, and IHO probe team disappeared in a planet surface in the region, and the subsequent rescue team has not broadcast for the past two cycles. IHO spokespersons have not been available for comment, but the coalition of developers has been loudly proclaiming foul play. The IREB issued a statement yesterday stating the need for caution in the contested area due to a hitherto unknown blight, which the IHO teams are investigation. The developers claim such health concerns a fabrication, although no reasons are given to back that claim…
IREB – PUBLIC NOTICE:
The Interplanetary Real Estate Bureau, acting on concerns expressed by the Health Organization, hereby forbids the sale of any planets, moons, or systems, whole or in part, contained within the Southern Outer Spiral Region until further notice. Developers may contest this ruling by contacting IREB. We strongly recommend cessation of fly-by prospecting, and limit data gathering of the sector to robotic craft. This area is under quarantine due to a threat of viral contamination. Violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of applicable laws.