We interrupt this broadcast of “BigShots!!!” to bring you an announcement from the Luna elected Governor Tony Branson himself. Following the recent troubles with Luna vessels he has released this statement:
My Fellow Lunites, Citizens of the Solar System.
For days now, citizens and ships belonging to the Luna Free State have been detained off-world against their will. This had caused billions of credits of financial damage in lost shipments, failed deliveries and seized vessels. Even more damage was caused to our people, hearts broken and families split apart for days. It seems like the SevCol general assembly did not contemplate one moment about the large scale consequences of deriving a “punishment” like this, not merely on our economy but on the lives of our citizens as well. I will personally make sure every Luna citizen has a way to come home in the next few days!
Furthermore, this unjust punishment for a victimless “crime” cannot go unanswered. With the damage to our economy and way of life, we can do no other but institute measure to protect ourselves. The duly elected government of the Luna Free State shall, from this day out, enforce our right to selective trade of products deemed critical to our continued survival.
To preserve our economy and society in the face of the unjust punishment, we have decided to restrict space lift, transfer and transport of cargo from Luna to vessels registered to Luna only. For the protection of our sovereign citizens, no cargo shall leave Luna space, unless it is aboard a Luna registered ship. Remember, this is our right under the Seven Colonies charter, it will stand until such time as we no longer feel economy threatened by outside parties.
That is all.