To any wondering why Merxmere has left the USA Alliance: Last evening a prominent member of Merxmere was assassinated in Luna. His body stripped clean and a Dread Warhorse mourning its master. Many townships have feared our growing power and we believe they are plotting to weaken Merxmere. This shall not happen, and the cowardly act will not go unpunished. I have been informed there is a bounty for my head. Again, it is futile to attempt any said acts against myself or persons inhabiting Merxmere Village. You will not succede in your attempts to take down Merxmere. Our involvement with the Imperium has also come into question as well.