Catian scientists have announced that a group of reconnaissance spacecraft have successfully reached the Terminus system, a hitherto uncharted star system in what was thought to be an impassible region of space. Scientists have already reported a number of anomalies within the system, including a larger than normal number of planets and a trio of garden worlds orbiting a unitary star. Most puzzling is the presence of a number of heavily irradiated worlds, a phenomenon that has not been seen before in known space. Catian scientists are unable to offer an explanation of how or why the planets have become irradiated but preliminary investigations indicate that it was not a natural process, which suggests that the Terminus system may once have been inhabited. News of the Terminus system's unique traits has sparked interest across the galactic community, although at this time the system remains closed to all but Catian personnel.
In other news, the state of emergency has intensified in Tatrean space, with Rachni sighted on a number of worlds outside the Catana system. Tatrean military personnel have been seen escorting civilian ships out of Tatras-controlled space, while skirmishes have been reported on Lomnic and Ladov. The Tatrean high command has continued to insist that the situation remains under control, but preparations are said to being made to fortify major cities in the Latiri and Chorren systems.