In what is turning out to be the saddest day in Tranch history all eight members of the Larent noble family have been brutally murdered. Accusations were immediately placed on the Riken noble family who had been engaged in civil war with the rival Larents, however Imperial investigation forces claim it was the act of eight heretics acting alone and without any supervision. Both Riken and General Zyvan were unavailable for questioning. The heretics guilty of this heinous crime are scheduled for trial and execution later in the year. The Imperial Guard have ordered a cessation on all hostility between the two warring families and the planet is now officially under the command of Governor Riken. In local news the 3rd Under Hive of Fenksworld b was rocked today as infighting between the… etc etc.