Peace talks between the Jedi Republic and European Alliance seem to be producing results as a peace measure is currently being debated in the Euro Senate. The olive branch was offered to the Euros by Jedi Councilman Arcilte stating "The Council throws its full weight behind a Peace Treaty. The Darkside clouded our vision and influenced our actions for war. I hope that we can look to the future... a future of peace and prosperity for both our empires." With this eloquently versed message, hundreds of doves were released as a sign of solidarity. The Euros immediately replied to the peace offer by stating "That sounds like a splendid idea." Closed door sessions of the Euro Senate have been ongoing since, with some reports from a confidential source that peace talks are being looked upon favorably. However, official statements continue to keep the final decision in doubt. A message from Euro Emperor G-Force said "The European Senate is still debating the matter, but currently the decision is leaning towards acceptance of the treaty, yet the opposers of this treaty may still gather enough support ... Let's just see how this one will work out."
The Empire of Light, which is a self-proclaimed entity of peace, made an uncharacteristic statement by saying "Don't trust so quick the friendly offers until you have found what hides beneath the sweet words of your enemy..." however this was followed by the much more characteristic view of "Sign the peace treatment and end this awful war, I already found that war is not the answer to the conflicts of the world, only The Light can change the future." The conflicting ideas expressed by the Empire of Light confused several analysts but were generally viewed as favorable by most observers.
The Avatar of Galactic Civilizations, the Creator, and all-around Good Guy Brad Wardell (aka Frogboy) released a statement regarding the final tally of Top 10 empires for the year 2003. At the head of this list was the Fellowship of the Ring, whose dominance has been ongoing for several months. Frogboy's announcement also included his intention to reward the top empires and Overlords with gifts, but he did not immediately release the details of this special event. This news immediately brought favorable comments from everyone, including this quote "Congratulations to the top players/empires and thank you to the whole wonderful Stardock gang. You've made a great game and an even better atmosphere surrounding it." The Metaverse Review could not agree more.
The Fellowship of the Ring surpassed the 4 million point mark and now have set their sights on the 5 million point mark. Special Forces warlord Ginata el bohemio is also within striking distance of an astonishing record of one million points for a single overlord! Reports from Special Forces seem to indicate there may be a tremendous celebration planned for this historic milestone.