JEDI HoloNet

426.24 // Rannon: Taxation could lead to food riots in poorer regions

Inflated food prices in the aftermath of the war could trigger riots from those going hungry in poorer regions of Rannon, the leader of the Agricultural Union of Rannon has said.

In an interview with Immara Capital News, the Union Leader for the AUR expressed concern about the knock-on effects of the recent taxation increase on agricultural produce, stressing the dependence on these kinds of foods in order to prosper.

“I think we should be very concerned. The impact on food prices and hunger in the next two to three cycles could be substantial. Food and shipping are two of the biggest industries responsible for Rannon’s economic welfare. If everyday people cannot afford to eat or have their goods shipped then we could see its people fall into recession.”, Giza Sied said.

The union leader was strongly critical of the way the Cooperative Government of Rannon has handled the run-up to the situation, calling it “short-sighted” and “down right dangerous”.

The Union of Agriculture is in talks with the Jedi Order to assist farm owners in their time of need with most farmers we had interviewed feeling hopeful about their intervention. In the aftermath of the war, the general populace has seen no reduction in taxation, a concern for many. We reached out to the Cooperative Government of Rannon but they declined to comment.

– Jana Vondar, I.C.N Network

424.28 // Welcoming A New Era

Greetings, Residents,

With the end of the campaign against the Wyld Empire, and the formation of the League of Sovereign Systems, we can finally take opportunity to draw breath and take a moment to celebrate the peace that seems upon us, at least for the moment. We have witnessed chaos, sought to mitigate the damage this might bring, and have seen victories and experienced loss in this great conflict, and that makes it all the more important that we take the time to reflect on what we have experienced, but also to rejoice at making it through such dire times.

The Jedi Council would like to firstly celebrate the many new young Initiates who have been welcomed into the Order within recent months: Mako Kogane, Linton Dorrey, TyriaJab, Rizka Barrow, Ilya Gampassa, Victor Blackheart, Lars Killen, Dooroor Devadd and Patina Lawrelle. You all join the Order at a time of transition as we move out of the throes of war and into the emerging sunlight of a new, hard-won peace, and we can only hope that your time spent training among us will continue without the tempests of conflict to overshadow it. Your light will serve as a beacon to guide the Galaxy through whatever obstacles we may yet face as this new era dawns.

Similarly, we would like to welcome those who have come to join the Rannon branch from other Enclaves within the Order: Nath, Sivara Upalia and Vis now join our students in their studies, whilst Jedi Tsilla Salkyn, Rozea Lhot, Helayna Bray and Varlo Racktor have come to serve as their teachers, adding their experience and wisdom to our ranks. We welcome all of you, and are glad that you have chosen to join us here on Rannon. We hope you soon come to think of this place as much of a home as any you have known in the past.

Kind regards,

– The Jedi Council

424.25 // End of an Era

Flag of the Newly Established “League of Sovereign Systems”

The engines of the E-wing squadron roared, a full squadron of three, followed by a second pass where one was gone. The blasters fired, a total of twenty-one times, an age-old salute to those who gave their lives defending the freedoms of others. A somber, traditional, pyre for the fallen Jedi who led the charge to protect those who could not defend themselves from the opening salvos of the war to the last operation of capturing the Emperor himself.

With a somber ceremony, we close a conflict that has claimed the lives and liberties of millions over the course of these last, long, ten cycles. During which, one of the central speakers was newly elected President Zebulon Pyke. Formerly a commander in the Republic Military, he renounced his commission early when Alzoc III was first surprised attacked as, at the time, the Republic had not yet committed to the conflict. He led almost every major operation, gaining popular support among the “Coalition of Freedom”, later the “Coalition of Free Planets”, and now, formally reorganized into the “League of Sovereign Systems”.

Consisting of four founding planets: Svivren which was voted the capitol, Skynara, Alzoc III, and Ryloth, these founding planets established a finalized constitution that inspired other planets to swiftly sign on and join. These systems include Suarbi, Drexel, and Dom-Bradden; planets who also suffered at the brutal occupation of the Wyld Empire.

Their common statement being as follows,

We, the people of Wild Space, for too long have maintained isolation from one another. Mutually, we all believed that our own sovereignty and independence was more important than our common national security. This last conflict has proven to us that our previous commitment to local seclusion from one another weakens us, rather than strengthens us. So, it is now that we commit to one another a promise to uphold our collective, mutual, sovereignty so that never again will we find ourselves alone against a tide of violence to fall one by one.

-President Zebulon Pyke

The League is already in negotiations with the Republic about striking a deal that would allow them to purchase mothballed ships in the Republic’s reserve fleets, retrofitted weapons platforms from bygone eras, that could serve as patrol fleets to ensure that the laws passed by the League congress are enforced properly to maintain security and peace in Wild Space as the region slowly begins to rebuild after this extended conflict.

Reporting from Svivren, Capital of the League of Sovereign Systems, this is Andee Nevaro.

422.22 // Lines and Revelations

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We raise a solemn toast, our Borelan brandy swirling in our glasses before we drank. I’d been attached to the aptly named “Snowpiercers” when they hit landfall on the icy dunes of Alzoc III. The fight had been an uphill battle in the most literal sense. The Wyld forces dug into the icy cliffs on the approach to the old Praxium that was now their headquarters. Regiments of walkers tore through squadrons on the flanks while the heavy canons of our treaded tanks behind us made the snow shake so hard beneath our boots that it caused some of it to give from time to time. The crimson bolts leaving holes in the durasteel of the walkers so large you could stand upright in them.

When the transmission came through and the Wyld put down their arms, their general having been captured, the fight leaving their spirits, in many ways was when the real work began.

I’ve been witness to the liberation of Skynara, I’ve interviewed survivors on Ryloth, but nowhere have I seen worse living conditions for civilians under Wyld occupation than here on Alzoc. The labor camps that people were imprisoned in are chilling and defy rational thought. They illicit images from four hundred years ago of the brutal Imperial regime on Kessel of Kashyyyk. Beings of all species worked to death in the glaciers under the snow on Alzoc, mining down for precious minerals to further fuel the Wyld’s war machine.

As we take our silent shots in memory of our fallen friends, the holonews headlines scroll passed on a screen not far off. Talks of the “Coalition of Free Planets” meeting on Svivren to discuss formalizing the intersystem alliance in a “League of Sovereign Systems.” The soldiers I’m drinking with murmur their opinions. I ask Sergeant Il’tak, a twi’lek who had helped the insurgency on Ryloth, their opinion.

“I speak for my whole squad, and for the people I left back home, when I say that this whole conflict happened for two reasons: One, all of us Outer Rim people didn’t look out for each other… and Two, we believed that the Republic would do something to protect us. The Republic has shown that they only care when their worlds are threatened… So what does that mean? It means us Outer Rim folks need to look out for one another, cuz no one else in the galaxy is gonna.”

As the war moves into the later years, new questions come up. What does this region of space look after the war? Can the Empire be dissolved? Or are they strong enough to hold out to legitimize themselves as a perpetual government? Sergeant Il’tak has an opinion on that too,

“If it takes another year, or another ten years, the soldiers of this Coalition will not put down our arms until this tarnish on our solar systems [The Wyld Empire] is wiped clean.”

Let’s hope it’s sooner than later,

Reporting from the front lines, I’m Andee Nevaro

421.08 // Kwenn Station Warehouse Robbery

Security Forces from the Kwenn Station have publicly released holofootage that depicts a violent burglary of a storage and exporting warehouse located in the Aurek-04 habitation module.

The victimized trade company, which has requested to remain unnamed, has stated that the footage clearly shows two 20-30 year old, female suspects of alien description enter the warehouse and physically assault two workers who were unloading a delivery.

At this stage, security forces are requesting that anybody with information about the identity of the two suspects step forward to assist with the investigation.