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Fijan Naval officials reported that an unknown party has begun broadcasting on the emergency broadcast channel at 1420.5 MHz. The channel is normally reserved for space vessels to make emergency calls for assistances and aid. So far the broadcasts seem to consist of single male voice singing love ballads. Officials assure the public that the broadcasts are purely analog and there is no danger of Virus contamination. The broadcasts do not seem be originating from the immediate vicinity of Fija and its two moons. Until further notice, a new emergency frequency has been established at 1110 MHz. Fijan Defense force will monitor the situation continuously. Major Thom Ling of Space Force said "This is serious, it jeopardizes the safety of all spacegoing vessels, when we find the lummox responsible, he is in a heap of trouble"
Fijan authorities have determined the source of the mysterious singing heard on the Emergency Broadcast Frequency. They have been localized to a starship stranded 1-2 lightyears from Fijan's sun. The voice has identified itself as Reginald and has professed his undying love for Venticuulor, Fija's primary star. The ship is almost certainly a Vampire ship, which either misjumped or otherwise stranded itself in deep space. Space Force is tracking the signal, so they can better localize the signal, so that warship can be dispatched to destroy the Vampire. It is estimated that it will take about two weeks to triangulate the signal well enough that a ship can jump in close.
On a side note, Reginald has gathered quite an audience, many listeners have tuned to hear his pleasant melodies. Ice miners in the ring system of Geroas, the largest gas giant in the system are particularly devoted fans. Jenna Dias'tra is quoted as saying "I listen to him every night, he sings me to sleep like an angel. In the last week or so he has started to compose his own songs and even a bit of poetry. Most critics have attacked the lyrics for being melodramatic and cliched. It is unknown what the news of Reginald being a Vampire will have on his listeners.
While Space Force is about to launch a mission to destroy the Vampire ship Reginald, his growing legions of fans are protesting his destruction. They claim he is a threat to no one. Jenna Dias'tra of the "Save Reggie Society" declared that he was one of the greatest artists of all time, and he is a treasure of the Fijan people. The fans gathered in Vlack park and staged a peaceful rally in support of Reginald, or Reggie as his fans call him. It ended with the crowd listening to a collection of his songs.
Gemstone Recordings has announced that they will release a vid crystal of Reginalds most popular songs on 11/V/1202, the songs are originally broadcast without video, but Gemstone has put scenes of wildlife and natural beauty to the music. They plan on releasing 25,000 crystals. If it sells well, more crystals are sure to follow, after all Gemstone doesn't have to pay the artist any royalties.
Professor Lucas Flint of the Auroran Institute for Technology has issued a statement condemning the pending destruction of the Vampire ship Reginald. Prof. Flint claims "Here is a perfect opportunity to study the psychology of a Vampire, without endangering human life. The Vampire is trapped in deep space and unable to infect anyone. If we study this harmless ship, we can better learn to cope with its more lethal brethren." Prof Flint announced that he was taking the next available ship to Fija, to plead his case to Fijan authorities.
Fijan Government announced that they were temporarily suspending a plan to destroy the Vampire known as Reginald. The Special Committee on Cybernetic Affairs will study the matter and give it all due consideration. Public hearings will be held in early Cancer. Interested parties are told to contact the Special Committee for an appointment.