KAPDA (OSTINGELE VII) – While capsuleers will be celebrating Federation Day in space in the Dodixie System, Kapdan Assemblyman Jirtal LeSoir is inviting baseliners to his colony for the event.
“The Intaki are a vibrant part of the Federation and we are happy to play host for the celebration of Federation Day,” LeSoir said in a press conference. “Kapda’s location adjacent to Stacmon makes it the ideal choice of locations within the Intaki Sovereignty.”
According to information distributed during the press conference, the day’s activities include a pageant of fashions from throughout the Federation. Meals at a number of locations will highlight Intaki cuisine while offering natives the chance to sample dishes from the Gallente and Jin-Mei.
Children from local schools are preparing reenactments of the Gallente-Intaki first contact and the signing of the pact creating the Federation. The events will be shown live several times throughout the day and holobroadcast for those unable to attend.
“There are those who would see the Federation divided by its differences,” LeSoir said. “But it is the blending of our varied cultures that gives the Federation its strength. We are people of various histories forged together for a common future.”
Shortly after the press conference, a number of media outlets received a video denouncing the Kapdan event. The video showed a figure cast in shadow with a digitally distorted voice.
Speaking in Intaki, the figure said, “Federation Day is a ploy by the Gallente to continue to deceive the Intaki people into believing that their needs are cared for. The fact that this celebration has to be held a single jump away from Stacmon proves this. Why not hold the event on Intaki Prime? Because Traitor LeSoir knows that it is not safe to make the passage. His so-called celebration is an affront to the Intaki people and a mockery of the hardships they face due to Gallente neglect. As a member of the Intaki Assembly, Traitor LeSoir is inept at best and contemptible at worst.”
Although inquiries were made by the Eve Observer, none of the known Intaki Separatist groups claims to have created the video.