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Elysian authorities call to stop international adoptions

From The Elysian Republican, May 1, 2065

Elysian foreign minister, Victor Long, has again urged terrestrial governments to outlaw international child adoptions. According to the FM there is ample evidence that many adopted children end up as slaves in the Asteroid Belt. And despite increased controls of the League of Lagrangian Settlements, still a few hundred children have been launched from Earth to the Asteroid Belt last year. Continue reading →

Female rider marries her horse

By our editors in Ilium Novum

An Elysian equestrian loves her horse so much that she decided to get married with her gelding. In an unofficial wedding ceremony Mary Elizabeth and her horse Xerxes were pronounced wife and husband earlier this day.

Though the marriage has no legal significance, the newly wed Mary Elizabeth was very excited. According to her, “Xerxes is a very faithful partner”. The husband seemed to enjoy to wedding carrot cake which was served after the ceremony.

Consummation of the marriage seems unlikely, however, as bestiality carries a life sentence under Elysian law.

Satelliteland gets coalition government

A report from The Elysian Republican, May 2197

After last weeks elections Satelliteland has a new government. The leaders of the moderate nationalists and the moderate unionists have reached an agreement on how to run the country for the next few years and as they have together 140 of the 225 seats in the National Assembly, the current prime minister had no choice but to resign. Continue reading →

Satelliteland goes voting

A report from The Elysian Republican, May 2197

Today the citizens of the Republic of Satelliteland will elect the 225 members of the house of representatives. After fifty years of independence from Elysia, this might be the most important elections in the country’s history. Continue reading →

Background: The Elysian Republican

The Elysian Republican is the major news paper of Elysia. Though most readers will consult the digital version, it still issues a paper version, which appears in three edition as Elysia is divided into three time zones. Continue reading →

International uproar after acquittal in rape case

From The Elysian Republican

Ilium Novum. The district court in the Satelliteland city of New Alpbach has acquitted a twenty-four-year-old human male of a charge of having raped a twenty-year-old female humanoid synthetic organism. Quite remarkable the judges did not acquit the suspect because they believed he was innocent of the facts as described in the charge. On the contrary the court actually considered it to be proven that the human male had sexually penetrated the female HSO by force. The judges found the action of the defendant, however, not to be illegitimate. Continue reading →