Jewell / Jewell / Spinward Marches
Gougeste Applies to Join Imperium
Imperial officials today announced that Gougeste (0909 Spinward
Marches; C372510-A) has applied to become a member of the Imperium.
Dagukaan Corporation has filed for incorporation under Imperial Law,
claiming ownership of the system.
They have offered to upgrade the starport to a class B by 1125,
proposing an xboat route through Gougeste from Lysen to Quar and thus
improving communication with the Zhodani Consulate. Countering that, of
course, would be the expansion of the Imperium so close to the Zhodani
border, which could escalate tensions in the area. Still, it is widely
believed that Archduke Norris will support the opportunity to improve
trade and communcations with the Consulate.
Imperial officials expressed some reservations about the law level on
Gougeste, but were confident that any issues arising could be resolved.
A commission will be appointed to consider the application, although
the process could of course take several years.