JEDI HoloNet

394.24 // The Archology On Manaan

A brand-new research facility for the purposes of study and advancement of new biotechnology and medicinal treatments; “The Arcology”, has been recently unveiled on Manaan, built by a combined effort of both the Jedi Order, the Order of Shasa and the Republic Alliance with a consistent funding from many Medical Corporations and charitable organizations.
We had our own reporters on standby for the event along with a recorded speech translated into galactic basic from the newly-appointed head rector of The Arcology; Volko.

“Today marks a new beginning in medical research, we venture into the unknown and brave the new frontier of science and technology. Together, with the united power of our will, intelligence and focus, we can surpass the expectations and understandings of our predecessors and go beyond the limits of the stars.”

The Arcology is reported to be built over the site of Hrakert Station; An old Republic installation for mining Kolto under the Hrakert Rift in Manaan’s deep waters… The installations history is somewhat distorted over the centuries but some information remains in that it has been the headquarters of the Order of Shasa for a millennium.

The features of The Arcology also are reminiscent from what we were permitted to see, the large historical Academy of the Jedi on Dac. The Order of Shasa, the current owners of Hrakert Station will preside control over The Arcology with open invites to those of the Jedi as well as advanced medical students willing to volunteer their aid to the research.

394.23 // Missing Girl Found Dead

It was just a day ago, in the peaceful City of Loss Nelagg, here on Alzoc III when a young girl went missing. The authorities initially unable to make sense of her disappearance, having scoured the nearby area, eventually found the missing girl within the tunnels of the Old City of Loss Nelagg. The case, while starting off as a missing persons one, has evolved into an investigation of murder as the girl was found in a horrific state. The officers at the scene describe this case as premeditated murder although we do not have any more news since they refused to disclose any further information.

We will update you, should anything further surface, in the case of Estelwen Rha.

394.06 // 26 Jedi dead, Failed Attack on the Temple of Ossus

In the early hours of 395.06, a rupturing explosion was heard booming through the sacred halls of the Ossus Jedi Temple. Little is known about the attack, but on-site reporters are claiming that the corpses of ‘shadowy figures’ are littered in the dozens as have over 20 confirmed Jedi deaths. Despite the horrific violence, the temple bravely stands.

However, a shocking revelation has been uncovered. An injured, misspoken student told our Holonews reporters that, “This isn’t the first of its kind. Rannon has already fallen.” Unknown to the galaxy, the Rannon Praxeum has been targeted by a similar attack over a year ago – which aerial footage has now confirmed. It has been said that upon receiving the news, Republic specialists were outraged at the lack of transparency the Jedi Order has offered their intelligence services in regards to such a dangerous threat. The Grandmaster of the Order, Don’roq, has refused to comment under the guise of this being a “matter of spiritual warfare”, not concerning the wider Galaxy; but this statement has understandably caused considerable criticism for the Order as a whole.

For many, this was a chilling reminder of the atrocities that befell the temple only half a century earlier during the Imperium Wars. It is being theorized by several correspondents that these series of attacks are directly linked to the earlier kidnapping of children and devastation of the Order’s reputation. Nevertheless, tensions undoubtedly grow within the Order as not only one of the most prestigious Praxeums of the Order has already fallen, but one has barely clung onto life from a threat that the Galaxy will not be told exists.

394.03 // Tradition Over Advancement

With the question of succession still in the air, both “candidates” have begun their campaigning. The Bastion Newscast was able to catch Ambassador Nemora Torysk after her meeting at the palace with officials, before boarding her transport. Our correspondent Alanya Ilorin was given the chance to pose a couple of questions to the ambassador.

“Nemora, I’m sure you are aware that at the moment there is no clear heir to the throne. Now, as someone that doesn’t hold the name Fel do you think you fair a good chance again Julianus?”

“I’m clearly aware of my name. I don’t believe the Fel Dynasty is what has made the Empire what it is today, it’s the people, the small people. We’ve seen planets under our program flourish in deals and trade with the likes of the Republic, it’s our system of rule and mainly the Moff Council which have directed the Empire to where it is now.”

“If the Empire has been directed by the Moff Council why the need for a new head of state?”

“Why, because we lack direction, an executive decision. The Empress has been quiet for many years now and her inner circle has only kept things isolated. It’s the role of the Moff Council to advise the Empress not the other way. You always need one voice to speak over many.”

“And the future of the Empire?”

“Advancement, I wish to see the Empire continue to flourish. To see more systems join our cause as I believe what we offer can only leave planets better off out in northern space. I believe we offer more structure and more involvement in our system, compared to the likes of the Republic. Who are stretched thin by the large amounts of planets under their control.”

That was all the time we had with Nemora before she boarded her transport. It seems she has set in stone big plans for the direction of the Empire, her talks around expanding Imperial Space by assisting neighboring system and enabling them to flourish can only appeal to the Empress, the Moff Council and to the people of the Empire. Plus, she has the backing of Moff Sehrana who has already made comments saying that she agrees with the ambassador’s sentiment and will openly sponsor her on the Moff Council.

More news to follow shortly.


394.01 // Death of Grand Moff Jarvin Fel

The Empresses’ first cousin and her most trusted confidante, Jarvin Fel has died at the of 43. The Grand Moff was found dead in his private quarters within the Imperial Palace on Bastion. The cause of Jarvin’s death has not yet been revealed however second-in-command of the Imperial Knights, Master Felten Hossk who was the first to discover Jarvin’s dormant body has stated: “As Knights we have sworn loyalty to the empress and the Fel Dynasty. It saddened my heart to find Jarvin in such a state, helpless. His service to Fel Empire will not be forgotten”. The purple-armored Knight said no more and wouldn’t disclose any finer details of the situation after being prompted by our correspondent.

The feeling of shock lingers even outside of the Imperial Palace. Members of the Moff Council have rested their condolences with the Fel family. Even Moff Gyi, someone who Jarvin disregarded Moff Gyi due to his Imperium heritage had this to say:

“I will not sugarcoat things. I and Jarvin’s relationship was indeed rocky, yes. With parts of my family breaking off from the Empire and helping birth the Sith Imperium, Jarvin has always distrusted me and honestly, he is not wrong to do so. Though I earnt his trust and displayed my loyalty when I led the campaign against the remnants of my family’s doing. Yes, I’m surprised by the death of someone so close to the Empress and I’m also skeptical as to what caused his death. In times like these where the question of succession is in the air, one can only wonder what power can lead people to do.”

With Grand Moff Jarvin’s passing, it has allowed Ambassador Nemora Torysk to gain even more traction out in the fringes of imperial territory whispers have risen from within the palace that the Empress has already picked the ambassador as her next line of succession though High Moff Korsden has stated otherwise:

“The question of succession is still upon us. The Empress has yet to make her decision and until so the Moff Council will only continue to advise and serve her to the best of our abilities.”

While some believe the throne lies with Nemora Torysk, high ranking figures within the Capital believe the son of Jarvin Fel, Julianus Fel II, a training Imperial Knight may have a chance to rival the Ambassador in their campaigns to take on the throne. With Julianus holding the family name he proves to be an appealing candidate, able to continue the Fel Dynasty. Though the decision is left with the Empress.