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Phoenix: BSE

Phoenix: Beyond the Stellar Empire is a turn-based, open-ended space opera. It combines strategy and tactics with resource management in a persistent universe that has been continuously running for over 20 years.

Everything from trading, diplomacy, missions and naval/military combat is possible.

The game also has full-time human moderators to deal with unique situations. This game is not for the casual gamer – months to get to grips with, years to master.

It does not offer cheap thrills, it does not offer pretty graphics and it does not offer instant gratification. It offers the chance to create a legacy, the ability to do things in the game others have not and never will, the chance to fundamentally alter the game universe in a persistent and ever evolving storyline. It offers a game for life.

Starship positions are free to run, and you can sign up today.

Everything you need is on the Sign Up page.

***** Inter Galactic News *****

*** Message From The Editor ***

Greetings, febrile meatsacks of the Peripheries. It is time once again to take a break from contemplating the meaningless nature of your existence, and listen to your beloved brutal Overlord Kang contemplating the meaningless nature of your existence instead.

Buckle on your pain-straps, here is the news.

*** War! ***

Superior Flagritz forces have escalated their conflict with the inferior Detinus Republic this week, by unleashing a series of assaults against DTR positions throughout the Espionage system.


Sub Space Static - News You Need! Abuse You Can't Get Anywhere Else!

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*** Message From The Overlord ***

Greetings puny meatsacks and flesh-things of the Peripheries, your beloved Overlord Kang is here with a fresh news injection from the Peripheries favourite* news outlet.

Today the hot topic is ‘Napalm Or Nukes?’

Please contact the SSS HQ via your normal methods to express your opinion.

Kang knows he has a hard time picking a favourite. It’s not like picking a favourite offspring, you can’t just drop them into one of your pain-pits and have them fight it out.

... or can you...

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*** Message From The Overlord ***

One of the complaints your beloved Overlord Kang hears most often is that his pincers are too hot and his chair of gouging is too uncomfortable.

But after that, one of the complaints is that Kang’s news is simply not relevant and fast moving enough for the modern Peripheries. That Kang has somehow ‘lost touch’ with events that matter to meatsacks like you.

Here is a newsflash, puny meatsacks, Kang does not care what febrile news matters to you. And by the sound of the muffled explosions Kang’s worthless reporters who have just discovered the new minefield Kang left for them in the parking lot outside don’t care either.

It is hard to care when your legs have been blown off and you’re trying to crawl to safety.

Kang hopes this educational interlude has been useful.



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***** Message From The Overlord *****

We of the superior Flagritz race have a saying, it is better to risk all than fall to weakness. Weakness is the preserve of you lesser meatsacks, and not a fate any true Flagritz would ever embrace.

So with this in mind your beloved Overlord Kang, conqueror of worlds, scourge of meatsackery across the Peripheries, wielder of the one true dreaded spiked tentacle, has been absent for a few weeks whilst undergoing emergency brain surgery upon his primary cognitive organ.

As some of you pitiful febrile wastes of oxygen and nutrients may have noticed, since being abducted at the Golden Kang’s ceremony, Kang has not been feeling himself. Prone to outbursts of LOVE and AFFECTION for the Empire of Humanity and that festering stinkhole Lysander. Kang began to suspect some sort of villainous brain-control device might have been responsible, particularly when Kang started picking up transmissions from satellites passing overhead and was finding himself waking in the mornings filled with tender loving thoughts towards all humanity (except for the Detinus Republic), instead of Kang’s usual level of hatred towards all.

Foolish Empire of Humanity, did you not know superior Flagritz brains are immune to puny earth-thing mind control devices? The superior Flagrtiz lifeform has built-in triple redundancy. When Kang’s primary brain started being wonky, the secondary and tertiary brains kicked in.

Trusting no other meatsack to remove the chip, and welcoming the opportunity to hack into the brain of a worthwhile form of life for a change, Kang is pleased to announce to you that he has successfully removed said chip. And be assured quivering Empire Of Meatsackery, and your vile underlings of the CIA, you are now top of Kang’s list. Oh yes. Kang has purchased some special implements for you.

Brace yourselves, news incoming!


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***** Message From The Overlord *****

Greetings fetid meatsacks of the Peripheries, your beloved Overlord Kang is here to bring you tidings of JOY and PEACE and LOVE once more.

Have your puny meat-thing shells grown more fragile since we last talked? Does your meaningless worthless pitiful existence cry out for that happy day when Overlord Kang will finally come for you and put you out of your misery?

Kang hopes so.


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\\\\\\ Message From The Guest Editor //////

We are the many-as-one.

We are the voice of the Hive.

We sing a chorus of greetings to the inhabitants of the Peripheries. Join our warm


be at peace with Drone, and Warrior, and Queen.

Relax into us, as we bring you news.



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*** Message From The Editor ***

Greetings puny meatsacks of the Peripheries, Overlord Kang sends you FLUFFY WARM THINGS and BEAUTIFUL KITTENS to CHEER you today.

It will no doubt be a source of woe to many of Kang’s beloved readers that Kang continues to feel under the weather, Kang is suspicious that something must be amiss as Kang is filled with WARM LOVING thoughts of all of the TENDER things he would like to do to human meatsacks. Particularly the Empire Of Humanity, and the Emperor Lysander, whom Kang DOES NOT SUSPECT IN THE SLIGHTEST of having implanted some sort of brain control device in Kang’s head when he was abducted from the Golden Kang ceremony.

Kang would like to HUG you all in your fleshy LOVEHANDLES with his rusty gutting hook until you LAUGH and your CUDDLES fall off on the floor in a growing pool of JOY.

Buckle up your flesh-sacks, here is the news.


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*** Message From The Editor ***

Kang understands it is traditional to send joyous messages of rebirth at this time of year, in some twisted human meatsack celebration of their most popular death cult religion. Kang has no time to wish any of you a ‘Happy Easter’, and instead would like to take a moment to talk about the religious nature of the superior Flagritz race.

Many meatsacks consider the Flagritz to be above such notions, but Kang finds his personal household Gods to bestow many happy happy blessings, particularly around the times of years when other meatsacks feel the need to knock at Kang’s door and offer celebrations.

Kang harbours a particular hatred for carol singers.

Perhaps one day Kang can introduce you to his Blessed Saint Meathook? Always popular on every Tear Out Those Entrails Thursdays. Or Kang’s personal favourite, the Holy Mary Mother Of My God How Big Is The Calibre On That Thing.

Remember, febrile sacks of meat, whatever your religious views, Kang is certain they are inferior to his own.


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*** Message From The Editor ***

Greetings, festering meatsacks of the Peripheries, your beloved Overlord Kang has returned! And after some brief yet horribly violent cleansing of the offices, Editorial control has returned to the appropriate levels of brutality we all have come to expect.

Kang brings with him messages of LOVE and PEACE.

… wait. That doesn’t sound right.

Kang remembers little of what happened to him, just that he was on stage at the Golden Kangs, and then the lights went out, and Kang awoke with a black bag over his head.

Kang was then taken to some sort of debriefing room where Kang can vaguely remember needles and strange humanoid meatsacks in black suits. Fortunately for us all, one of these meatsacks was to make a critical error when leaning too close to ask Kang a question, and Kang was able to bite the top of his cranium off.

These human meatsacks are funny when they flop around with their brains spurting out.

From there it was but a SIMPLE TASK for Kang to escape and make his way back to the offices.

But enough of this! Here is the news!


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*** News Flash ***

There are reports of explosions at the headquarters of the Galaxies Greatest News Outlet, the SSS.

We are reporting live from the parking lot outside the luxurious SSS HQ where we can confirm there is smoke rising from the building, and the occasional sound of small arms fire.

And I do believe somebody has just been thrown out of a top floor window. Gosh, it’s along way down from there. And that’s… wait, zoom in there…

Somebody appears to be launching burning kittens from the top floor. And the kittens are exploding, almost as if they have been… stuffed with napalm?

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