The small world of the Alliance came back to life with the announcement that the GATEWAY system had fallen into the hands of the anarchists of Gateway Jet Brotherhood.
For those who are not yet aware, GATEWAY, located about 100 LA from JITABOS, is the parent system of several pro-Alliance wings, including the well-known Alliance Office of Statistics (AOS). It is also and above all, one of the Alliance's main headquarters, as a superpower.
According to sources very close to the Alliance, this case originated in the assault on the LAVE system by AEDC (another pillar of the Alliance and an ally of AOS). In retaliation and in order to put an end to the Alliance's supremacy in this sector, a coalition of heteroclite factions, relayed by several galactic medias, was formed to attack in turn the systems held by the attackers, including the GATEWAY system.
So this is a serious blow to Alliance supporters and good news for their opponents. However, the case goes further and questions many factions about their future, regardless of their allegiance. Indeed, because the attacks launched against the Alliance's systems seem to have been perpetrated by means of robots, in defiance of the most absolute galactic conventions. If the use of such weapons were to become widespread, this would lead the entire galaxy into total chaos from which no one would recover.