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295.04 // Alderaanian Royal Debate Reaches Impass

Wide-ranging governmental reform on New Alderaaan has reached an impasse following fierce debate over the proposal of reintroducing a monarchy to the planet.

Once a settlement founded by survivors of Alderaan’s destruction in 0ABY, the planet, now with a population of 5 million, has seen a resurrection of old Alderaanian traditions and customs in the past decade, with the monarchy representing the pinnacle of the process. New Alderaan is currently governed by the Alderaanian Council, comprised of more than a hundred elected officials, the future of which is under heavy discussion.

The pro-monarchy movement has a significant following among the New Alderaanian population, but it remains to be decided who, if any, should sit on a New Alderaanian throne. Positioning themselves as candidates are members of the Antilles, Omas, Panteer and Organa families, each commanding a great deal of support among the people.

With the sparse numbers of survivors of Alderaan’s destruction, the legitimacy of these bloodlines has been called into question, particularly that of the Organa family whose link to the original bloodline, Leia Organa-Solo, was in fact adopted.

There is also strong support for those campaigning for an elected monarchy, similar to the former Commonwealth world of Naboo, as well as external intervention from the Galactic Alliance, though opposition to ‘outside meddling’ as it’s been called has been frowned upon.

Of note, leading members of the Panteer family have voiced opposition to GA intervention, holding that, “This is an internal affair, and an important step in re-establishing the sovereignty of Alderaan.”

It remains uncertain if and when a decision on the matter will be made, but this is an issue that the people of New Alderaan will not let go of easily. We will keep you updated as more comes in…

Now, we go over to Runson Tip with the lastest in sports…



“This is Runson Tip, reporting to you live with the GHN news team just outside the Blastech Convention Center here on Coruscant, bringing you the latest updates for this, the four-hundredth annual Galactic Series of Sabacc. I’m standing here with a literal living Corellian Sabacc legend, Getton Antillies. Getton, why don’t you tell us a little about why this event is so important?”

“Well Runson, the Galactic Series of Sabacc is turning four-hundred years old this year, and is making one hell of a comeback by doing so. For the better part of the conflict with the Ascendancy, the event was for the most part ignored, and several years, abandoned all together. Another suitable host planet was found on several occasions, but the fighting was just too much for most of the players to attend. This year we’ve opened up the field to allow for amateur, as well as professionals enter into the field.”

“Speaking of, with all the mixed levels of play, aren’t you….wait, wait, this just in, I’m receiving word that the envoy for the Ascendancy team of players has just made it through customs. There was a lot of speculation about their involvement, particularly so soon after the cease-fire, what’s your take on this Getton?”

“I don’t think the Galactic Alliance has much to worry about at the Convention Center. Ever weary of cheaters, the Board has enlisted the help of Jedi Master’s Phoe Nhix and Eolk Trenthz, to help monitor the event and alert security of any foul play.”

“There’s no concern of any foul play on behalf of the Jedi?”

“None whatsoever, the pot winnings are going towards rebuilding and resuscitation of war-torn families and worlds. There will be a winner, with a prize and notable glory attached, but the focus of this year’s event is on rebuilding relations with war-weary friends and neighbors in the simplest way possible; order up a cold ale and deal another hand of cards!”

“Well said Getton. Getton Antillies here with the Galactic Series of Sabacc, I’m Runson Tip, back to you at the GHN studios.”

Thank you Runson.

That is the lastest for today from us at the GHN, I’m Ular Tenn.