JEDI HoloNet

368.26 // 11 Radical Environmentalists Arrested on Qiilura

11 members of Free Qiilura were finally arrested on a prospective site approximately two hundred klicks from Teklet. Among the 11 was rumored leader Nej Madas, though no other individuals have been named so far.

Free Qiilura, a radical environmentalist group, have been pursued by authorities for over a year, following accusations of protesting, sabotage and trespassing. The group regularly attacked multiple sites across the planet, all associated with upcoming deforestation of the famous Kuvara woodlands, as well as agricultural developments.

In spite of the arrests, the remainder of Free Qiilura have not backed down, releasing a renewed statement over their “protection of the underappreciated and precious Kuvara trees”. Affected businesses have praised the work of authorities in the current arrests but state that trouble and delays will most likely continue.

368.09 // Man Killed By Own Exotic Pet

Local law enforcement are investigating whether a man was killed by his pet wampa after his body was found mutilated in his high-rise apartment.

Testai Alqe, a collector of exotic species, was found with “serious injuries” at his home in the Jrade District, Coruscant authorities said.

The 41-year-old rodian was discovered by his BD-5000 luxury droid unit across three separate rooms, where he kept his pets, on 368.08. One of his more exotic animals, a wampa, which can grow up to 2.5 metres tall, was outside of its pen when his body was discovered by officers. It is thought that the wampa mauled the animal lover to death, after an officer for Coruscant Coroner’s Court said: “we have established that the cause of death was a severe impact to the head and torso, based on impact marks found at the scene and on Mr Alqe’s body”.

She added that all the evidence would be heard by Coroner Aisai Coalir in the next few days before a conclusion was made. A Coruscant Security spokesman confirmed that officers were carrying out inquiries into the circumstances surrounding death on behalf of the coroner.

Friend Galoa Fisa has set up fundraising pages in Mr Alqe’s memory. He wrote: “On 368.08 Testai unexpectedly passed away at home. He was obsessed with beasts, birds and all forms of wildlife, in his memory we have set up a fundraising page for the Galactic Wildlife Foundation.

“We have struggled while searching for holograms for his funeral to find any sort of record when he is not holding a kinrath, bantha cub, pylat, esseles, loth-cat, feeding a kath hound or tauntaun, so these charities seemed the perfect choice. In memory of you Testai… who we will all miss dearly.”

In contrast, many locals have taken to questioning the legality of Testai Alqe’s choice of pets. One of his neighbours, 36 year old twi’lek Aurra Kae, had this to say: “It’s unthinkable! Imagine if that beast had gotten loose outside? Children live and play in this area! Innocent people could have easily been mauled to death! Good riddance to a complete and utter moron.”

A Coruscant Security spokesman said: “We were called at 1703GST on 368.08 to an address in the Jrade District. A 41-year-old rodian man had suffered serious injuries and died at the scene. The death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage. A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

366.15 // Dantooine Votes to Secede!

Breaking News!

After much heated back and forth between debaters and voters, the planet of Dantooine and indeed, the Raioballo sector in its entirety, have voted to secede from the New Republic and join the Fel Empire.

While the new High Moff for the sector has yet to be appointed, reports indicate that there is a shortlist of candidates and we can expect a result soon. Needless to say the result of the vote has a handful of Senators on Coruscant concerned, with a number wondering just how many outlying sectors will vote to join the Imperial government; a government that has seen steady growth and recovery since the end of the war with the Sith Imperium.

In related news, fighting has apparently broken out across the Empire’s eastern territories with detachments of the Imperial military engaged in battles across the Morshdine, Meram and Corva sectors. Imperial officials have remained tight lipped as to the nature of the fighting, claiming that it is merely ‘local trouble’. The Republic fleet remains on high alert, apparently having deployed to defend a number of worlds along the neighboring Hydian Way.

More news as it comes…

365.27 // Jedi Master Weaves Diplomatic Disaster!

Here we have a small picture taken from live footage captured by one of our reporters on the ground in Dantooine covering the talks happening there regarding Dantooine’s political future. Here’s the picture now, followed by some audio of reporter Le’ma Denat on the scene with Dantooine representative Rian No’Kesta.

We have managed to make our way into the Jedi Temple on Dantooine, where negotiations of the government’s future is under way. It is unclear what will come of this trading of arguments. The Empire is unrelenting and the Republic is providing a strong defense- Wait.. Wait- Something is happening! Are you getting this?? The Jedi Master is being aggressive and is shouting towards the representative of Dantooine! What has gotten into him!?

We have to see what is going on! Here he comes now! Mister No’Kesta! A word please!?.. Will you be taking what has happened here today back to your superiors??

No’Kesta: Yes, of course! We will not be tolerating this from the Jedi! And I will not stand to being insulted to my face!

Le’ma Denat: Insulted!?

No’Kesta: Indeed! If i have anything to say regarding the vote, Dantooine should firmly go with the Empire! I was not impressed today. Not at all.


Le’ma Denat: Thank you for your comments Mr. No’Kesta. Have a good evening.

And there you have it, a sweet deal gone sour. What will the Jedi do? More on this soon. This is Le’ma Denat, signing off!

 

365.18 // Imperial Military on Full Alert

Word has come in from our correspondents on Bastion that the Imperial military has officially gone to a state of full alert. As much as half of its standing armed forces are already fully mobilized with the bulk of the fleet moving to deploy along the Empire’s Eastern territories.

All inquiries as to the reasoning behind the mobilization have gone unanswered, both inside the Empire itself as well as by contacts within the Republic Senate. Even more alarmingly, the Republic’s own Mid Rim and Outer Rim fleets have begun to mobilize with a number of Norther sector defense forces already on high alert.

More news as it comes…