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356.19 // The Jedi Tournament

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Members of the Jedi Order,

The High Council and resedential Councils are pleased to announce the creation of a tournament. A tournament of which every branch of the Jedi Order will partake. Head of Departments from the medical, ace, lightsaber, Force, and diplomacy will submit their best students to represent their Temple, Praxeum, or Enclave. While the nature of a tournament is competitive, it is the High Council’s initiative to establish needed community and communication between the branches of the Jedi Order.

I, Cael Dan’kor, will administer the tournament alongside Jedi, not necessarily Councilors, from far and wide. I will need their help and your eagerness and excitement to make this tournament possible! To begin, Head of Departments from the medical, ace, Force, and diplomacy must submit one champion for their department by 356.25 ABY, while I ask the lightsaber department to submit ‘three’ students. There will be challenges specific and unique for each department, so be sure to pick a student who can represent your Temple well in the particular fields. Points accumulated from each department round will determine which Jedi facility is the victor.

My hope is to get this tournament started by the end of this year or early next year, so let’s get a move on, comrades! There are a lot of planets involved, so we don’t want to push our luck with keeping them waiting.

Information regarding the challenges will be revealed as the dates manifest. The first challenge, I can say, will be for the lightsaber department. Get your students ready, Masters!

Jedi Master Cael Dan’kor
High Councilor of the Jedi Order

356.15 // Protectors or Agitators?

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What many are calling a banquet of deplorable actions, tensions seemingly continue to elevate. In light of the Orinda massacre, Queen Morin had held a banquet for high levels of society from the Republic, Empire, as well as other various systems. What had begun as simple political talks and enjoying a fine night of dinning, turned into an evening of berating remarks and scandal as the once diplomatic event turned into a set of aggressive festivities.

Several eyewitnesses testify to the pair of Imperial Knights that had attended the event, to having, quote: “lifted a Chiss man, choking the life out of him” end quote. Despite the orders to stop from Queen Morin, her guards, as well as the pleas of the crowd and even a Jedi Knight who had come as a representative to the Order with a group of students, the pair of Knights did not cease their actions. Both had ignited their silver blades.

Witnesses say that weapons were drawn and that after negotiations with the Imperial Knights had failed, the Jedi Knight had supposedly forced the Chiss out of the Knight’s grip, the Chiss man was promptly escorted to safety. The situation continued to escalate to the point that the Crown Prince, Rey’zon Morin, charged the Knights after refusing leave. The Prince Rey’zon lost his right hand in the scuffle. The Imperial Knights were then set upon, being allowed to escape from the scene.

No comment was given from the Empire or Empress Fel, although speculation of the guests is that the pair had been provoking arguments throughout the night and that they seemed to want to cause an engagement. All of these events being put into check can lead to a question on the minds of many Orinda citizens – with soured relations with both the Republic and now the Empire, where will Orinda turn? Rumors have leaked out that Orinda plans to call a council of reconciliation, where parties may state their stance and claim.

Regardless of these events, one thing is assured – Orinda Public Broadcasting, station 817, will continue to monitor and report news on the events, and wishes all viewers and listeners a pleasant day.

356.05 // Orinda Massacre

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The news has been delayed and all stations within Orinda territory have been told to keep silence until a suitable time that the monarchy has decided to announce the atrocity that has been committed in the past cycle. Captain Gunzelii of the Orinda royal guard, nephew to the reigning Queen of Orinda, Queen Morin, has been arrested and extradited to an alien court outside of Orinda, which has already caused some controversy.

The catalyst for this event to transpire is what many people are already labeling the ‘Orinda Massacre’. During recent protests to a new reform that Queen Morin has made into law (Orinda is an absolutist monarchy within Republic Space), protesters assembled outside of the royal palace, where Captain Gunzelii and his guard were waiting as they had, quote “been expecting resistance”. It is here, outside the royal palace, that the protesters were getting supposedly rowdy, based on numerous witness reports. At this point, one of the royal guard had been knocked down and the word ‘fire!’ had been heard – this is the point that the royal guard began to shoot the protesters.

Eleven dead and twenty-three citizens wounded on Orinda; the planet is in a current chaotic mess, the queen has refused to comment on the events that have transpired beyond, quote “Justice will be served”. She appears to have taken a strong stance against the Republic extradition of Captain Gunzelii, though the Republic claims that it is because of this being a federal crime that they have extradited Captain Gunzelii. Though this essentially breaches current Republic law, it is presumed that it is because of Captain Gunzelii’s close ties to Queen Morin that he has been extradited, otherwise there would not be a fair and just trial.

Queen Morin has recently made a statement that there is to be a banquet feast soon on Orinda for this exact cause. Merriment and filling your stomachs with food, for those that don’t want to discuss the political hot-topic issue. It is said that a number of guests from outside immediate surrounding territory will be in attendance, as well as officials from GRID. Rumor has it that perhaps even a Jedi will be in attendance as a mediator. The feast is set to take place within the next several cycles after all preparations have been met.

Orinda Public Broadcasting, station 817 wishes you a good day.

355.25 // Loronar Power Cells recalled by manufacturer

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Loronar Galactic has issued a warning over their most recent generation of power cells, recommending that any recent purchases be returned as soon as possible.

According to the warning, a fault was discovered in a small minority of mark 6 power cells which could cause a leak in the external casing and damage the appliance. Although no figures were given as to exactly how many power cells are affected, Loronar is offering a free replacement service for a limited time.

Following the costly replacement campaign and Loronar’s already struggling public image, the company’s stocks are expected to fall. Since the warning was released, rival manufacturer Arakyd Inc. has seen a surge in sales of its energy supply products.

355.06 // Something In The Mist

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Immara Capital news reporting – there has been a fleet of unmarked ships that has entered Rannon’s atmosphere. A series of ships were spotted by a RSF patrol in Sector 08. As you can see from the image there are two ships that with what look to be armed men surrounding them. We’ll take it over to Chief Constable Runen Ouzon who has more information on the sighting:

“Yes, these unmarked ships miraculously somehow made it past our orbital defences. We believe that there could of been a possible inside man though we aren’t currently sure. I am currently in meeting with the Rannon Council to discuss matters further though we do believe that these people are apart of a crime syndicate based on Nar Shaddaa. That is all.”

The RSF has ask that nobody tries to engage or communicate with these armed men as they are highly dangerous and could pose a threat to anyone.