JEDI HoloNet

378.19 // Hutt Clans co-ordinate buyouts of Republic enterprises along border

The Hutt Clans, though often disorganized and fractious, have coordinated a systematic buyout of industries within their closest border of the Republic, ‘buying out’ several business owners who have been rapidly losing profits since the crash of the Republic Stock Market, and following Recession.

The Hutt Clan of Wudo, led by Shocher, appears to be the largest culprit, as the territories controlled by the Clan directly border Republic space. An estimated 5 billion credits have been expended in this rapid buyout of Republic Arms manufacturing, steel manufacturing and other heavy industry, as well as farming plantations and private docking bays.

The Republic Governor of the Hutt Space, Laa’ken Ruun, denounced the action as ‘unprecedented economic sabotage’, yet the Republic Government has no intention of publicly commenting on the issue, as Holonews sources indicate the Republic Government is too busy wrapped up in dealing with serious civil disorder concerning the Vohai massacre and ‘anti-corruption’ charges against the Republic.

378.19 // Violence on Hapes: Clan Jendri raids continue

For years, the Mandalorian Clan of Jendri has been a proprietor of profiteering,
galactic piracy, mercenary violence and raiding throughout the Galaxy, but in the past few years they have focused their efforts to the system of Hapes, ruled by the old Queen Mother Zenobia.

Unwilling to follow the law of their ruler, Mandalore the Rebuilder, the members of Clan Jendri have profited from the raiding and destruction they have wrought onto the fringe worlds of the Hapes Consortium. “They bring only Death and Dishonor” said Mandalore, when talking of the rogue Clan Jendri, denouncing their actions as ‘dishonorable’ to the Mandalorians as a whole.

The Queen Mother, Zenobia, has yet to publicly comment on the atrocities, and much information is still unknown as the Hapes Consortium is both private with information released to the wider Republic, and incredibly secretive with the news of their planet.

It is estimated that the Clan Jendri fleet, though small, performs hit and run tactics against the Hapan security forces, luring away defenses while Mandalorians on the ground wreak havoc by means of burning, looting and murder.

378.13 // Hutt space expansion targets the Outer Rim

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As the Republic turns its attention inwards, the ever-conspiring Hutt clans have coordinated and organized an expedition of colonists, slaves and mercenary-protection to expand the control of their territories outward, reaching the borders of the Republic and the space of ‘the Centrality’, formally annexing and absorbing the peoples of over 15 planets in the blink of an eye. While it may take Hutt forces time to fully control the regions, their initial annexations have been met with little resistance from the Republic officials.

An anonymous source has leaked several recorded statements made by the Republic Governor bordering the Hutt Space, otherwise known as Governor and Senator Ruun, who said this in a private conversation on the matter:

“Sovereignty is not negotiable. The position of the Hutt crime syndicate stands at a knife’s edge, and if the positioning of the Hutts continues to threaten Republic borders, I as Governor will be forced to act, and the full weight of the Republic will be with me.”

Lord Ruun has yet to officially state the true meaning of his comments; surprisingly, the comments made by Governor Ruun have been met with resounding support from the populations bordering the Hutt space, many of whom fear the prospect of slavery under the Hutts to be a ‘fate worse than death’. The Chancellor and Government have yet to make an official statement, but sources indicate that Republic diplomats within Hutt space have condemned the words of Governor Ruun as ‘boisterous’ and ‘provocative’.

378.11 // Terror in the streets of Vohai

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With the Republic embroiled in mass riots speaking out against the new charges of corruption and the already cataclysmic loss of employment, the Chancellor has issued a Republic-wide state of emergency following what has now been called the ‘Vohai massacre’, which left 57 dead and 12 critically injured in the Capital City of Vohai in the Outer Rim. This morning, the Chancellor’s speech on the matter detailed as follows:

“While the events on the planet of Vohai are still unclear, I offer my undying sympathy for the victims of this tragedy and their families. The Government has been working tirelessly to find out information on the matter, and RSF forces have been dispatched with the full investigative rights. At this time, it is unclear whether or not the order for the execution of the rioting citizens came from the Jedi that were stationed there, but after video evidence was obtained and interviews were conducted, there is an undeniable connection of the Jedi’s complicity in the massacre.

Governor X’kados is a good man that I have known and worked with for many years, and it would be treasonous to consider him having any hand in the events that transpired on the planet. Our Governors work tirelessly to provide Republic peacekeeping that the Galaxy deserves.

All members subjected to the events, including the Jedi Order’s members and the Republic Garrison will be made to stand trial at an inquiry and full investigation of the events, which will take place on Coruscant when a date is specified by the Grand Jury, which I will personally preside over. I place my full trust in the Republic’s judicial system, and the perpetrators of this massacre, Jedi or not, will be uncovered and brought to justice.”

Despite the Chancellor’s promises of an inquiry and investigation, the tempers of Vohai have reached boiling point and now, burst. A radical political party known as the ‘People’s Will’ have been identified as the culprits for a number of terrorist acts and bombings against Republic infrastructure, garrisons and buildings across not only the Capital City of Vohai, but over several major cities. Over just the past two days, an estimated 28 Republic Garrison soldiers have been subject to assassination by stabbing or sniper, another 30 killed in explosive blasts. 10 Civilians have been killed in these explosions, which has led the Republic to labelling the ‘People’s Will’ as a terrorist origination. This sudden surge in violence is due to the death of their now martyred leader, Mother Mu’la, as well as the chaos of the Vohai Massacre.

With a growing anti-Republic and anti-Jedi sentiment on the planet, the Republic have deployed the 21st Airborne company and 301st Infantry Corps to act as military police to supply reinforcement for the quickly dwindling Republic Garrison.

378.08 // Riot turns bloodbath with Jedi conspirators

While riots and strikes grip the Galaxy, the planet of Vohai sees a bloodbath as Republic Garrisoned troops open fire on protesters, leaving 57 dead and 12 critically wounded. Men, women and children were gunned down in the streets of the Capital City.

In a surprising turn of events, members of the Jedi Order known as Teynara Jeralyr, Sirius Invictus and one unknown youngling were spotted supporting the Republic Garrison before the bloodbath took place.

The planetary Governor X’kados has yet to make a statement, but the Galactic Government has promised a full inquiry. The Chancellor, in a preliminary speech, has stated: “We are still in the process of gaining all of the facts at this moment.” To follow the inquiry, a full trial will take place, if any members of the Order or Republic troops are found guilty of any crimes.

A mass outcry for the arrest of the planetary Governor, X’kados, has gripped the Galaxy has a whole. Pictures of the victims have been seen on standards and banners that rioters have held.

Due to his Jedi background, a prominent Planetary Governor, Senator and statesmen, Lord Ruun, answered our questions with this to say:

“The actions of the Jedi are unclear, but as no Republic soldiers were injured, it is clear that they were entirely complicit in the murder of these civilians. The planet of Vohai has been crippled with corruption for decades, and actions, like this, must not go without reprimand and the full force of intergalactic Justice.”