The news went completely unnoticed because of the ongoing operations around the BRESTLA system, which are monopolizing all our attention, but the Lospean League has just expanded into a new system, EVNIKE.
This expansion, which had been prepared for several weeks, had been postponed several times, following the priority interventions for the takeover of WULGAEDIA and FENGITA among others, but had still remained in the Chancellery's planning because this system has many advantages.
First of all, it is a relatively populated system with 5 million inhabitants, with a coriolis-type station close to the star of arrival and offering many services including a materials trader. The other two stations are outposts dedicated to refining and colonization, also located at distances close to the main star.
Then the economy of this system is dedicated to the industrial refining of the minerals that can be found in abundance among the nine asteroid belts at its disposal. The presence of several belts also makes it a very popular place for mining, but also for bounty hunters, always looking for good spots.
Finally, this system will become a checkpoint on the "western" border of the Lospean bubble, where several external factions benefit from the active support of several new squadrons from the centre of the human bubble.