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439.24 // International Summit Scheduled on Rannon

It is confirmed that a Jedi Praxium on Rannon is going to host an international meeting between two allied factions, the League of Sovereign Systems and the Galactic Republic. The heads of each government’s executive branches, Chancellor Naka Rei and President Zebulon Pyke, will meet to discuss a number of pressing issues including the ongoing political changes in the Gordian Reach as well as increased criminal activity along the southern border of Hutt Space.

Already we’re seeing shrewd and highly impactful leadership on the part of Chancellor Rei. Only months ago, one would have been hard-pressed to find any common ground between the many political parties in the Senate Dome. Now, however, regardless of party, most every senator holds a cheery and optimistic disposition towards the upcoming summit, solidifying many leaders around the new Chancellor.

Centrist Senator from Arrgaw, and representing the Kira Sector, Tulle Mivvar,

It benefits the Republic and her industries to have a reliable and self-sustaining southern neighbor to engage in long-term trade with. Not only does it help with the security and sovereignty of our own space, it makes sure that our proverbial ‘backyard’ becomes a place that is safe for free-flowing trade and development. Before this League, these sectors of space were not so. We believe they’ve done an excellent job and deserve our support and continued economic relationships.

Diplomat Senator representing the Noonian Sector Yalook P’oolel,

We are looking forward to how the talks between our new Chancellor and the League go. While not a member of our party, Chancellor Rei has always been a long-time proponent of bipartisanship. We’re confident that whatever deals he brings back to the Senate to review for approval will be in the mutual interest of ourselves and our growing ally. Any democratic government that supports universal rights, liberties, and a free press is a government we want to associate with.

Preservation Society Spokesperson Neh’ka, Advisor to Senator Khorta, had this to say,

We, the Preservation Society respect the decision of systems to remain independent whether as a standalone system or as part of a collective. With our firm belief that in unity there is strength, we offer the Chancellor our best wishes in finding a common ground once more between the systems that make up the League and the Republic so that we may strengthen the bonds of our Galaxy once more.

War Hawk Senator representing the Ojoster Sector Manne Steel,

The relationship we forged with these fearsome fighters in the flames of war would be all too easy to lose and fade away in peace. The War Hawks commend the Chancellor of our party for taking strides forward in international relations to ensure that our new stalwart allies continue to grow and prosper under the guidance and protection of their older sibling.

While it is still very early in the Rei administration, public opinion for this summit has followed the direction of these Senators and the people of the Republic wait eagerly to hear the outcome.

Reporting from Coruscant, this is Andee Nevaro

439.06 // Election of Chancellor Naka Rei

The Galactic Senate has been struggling for cycles now to settle on a new Chancellor. Many have been elected only to serve for a few months or more before stepping down, citing that the new coalition-style party system that has evolved in the recent cycles is too much for them and their cabinets to manage. But, in the midst of public grumbling about a dysfunctional and lost government, new hope has found its way into the executive branch in the form of Naka Rei. He is an Ishi Tib representing the Hadar Sector that includes his home world. A member of the War Hawks, he is a true moderate which is his wide appeal between the many varied parties.

Chancellor Naka Rei

Chancellor Naka Rei

A war hero from the Battle of Lorrd during the Imperium War, he took command of his ship as a Junior Grade Lieutenant after his Captain had been incapacitated by a power surge when his corvette was flanked by two enemy cruisers. Rei understands the value of a strong and well-supported military while also knowing the negative impacts war has on an economy and society.

Vowing to defend Republic space while not seeking out fights, he’s also pledged to financially support a retrofit and upgrade of the whole Republic navy. This allowed him to cater to not only the staple parties of the War Hawks and Diplomats, but also that of the powerful Centrist party who have many constituents from the massive shipyards and industrial sectors of Kuat and Corellia.

The body politic of the Galactic Republic hold their breath but, polls suggest, feel hopeful of this military commander and his ability to wrangle the disparate political parties in the Senate into a single direction of common interest.

This is Quan Regal of the Associated Presses.

437.18 // Roilers Wrestle with Inability to Consolidate in the Gordian Reach

It has been two years since the ultranationalist party “The Roilers” forced their way to power in the Gordian Reach. While they have a very technical legislative majority, never have The Roilers held a real majority over any of the planets in the Back Reach. Even on Feena, the de-facto capital planet of the sector, the Roilers only hold 40% of the local legislative body. Nonetheless, The Roilers have taken their thin legislative majority as a mandate to consolidate more power for themselves and their allies across the region.

Governor Vahn Goreing of Feena has been spearheading attempts to join the over one dozen star systems in the Back Reach into a single intersystem state he has dubbed “The Third Estate.” This comes as, on many systems in this area, Roiler associated politicians are at a midpoint in their terms. Public sentiment is hard to gauge given the increasing lockdown that the Roilers are taking on Civil Liberties in areas where they can pass the legislation. If the Roilers are unable to get their ambitious agenda of consolidation done before their terms are up, there is a very good chance they will not be able to retain their seats, in their respective legislatures, and their vision for an authoritarian regime on the border of Republic space will be dashed.

The Roilers, though, have been waging more than just a political campaign for consolidation. Across every Roiler-controlled world there have been new ministries, departments, and divisions formed by executive and legislative branches to maintain “public order” and “true unity” amongst said worlds. Thinly veiled secret police brutalize and intimidate political opposition to their policies. These departments are truly nothing more than formalizations of Roiler shock troops that had previously been doing these same activities extrajudicially. Now these activities have the full support of the legal systems of certain planetary governments. In nearly every system, within the Ardan Cross, the only media that is permitted to be broadcast or distributed is state-sponsored media under the “Ministry of Truth,” led by Jaltyr Gavels.

I have spent the last two years gathering evidence and interviewing in the Gordian Reach in order to deliver this report. The number of planets where I am legally allowed to continue my work has dwindled. In all likelihood, this may be the last objective, non-state reporting that people will hear out of the Reach for the foreseeable future. While I have not been arrested yet, government authorities have made their presence known while I have been pursuing the duties of my job.

Reporting from Little Capella in the Gordian Reach, I’m Quan Regal of the Associated Presses.

437.02 // Turbolaser Fire Over Dubrillion

Blurry images from long range scans have detected a sizeable fleet had amassed some time ago over Dubrillion, a planet that can be described as one of the core worlds of the Galactic Empire. Along with the formations of ships, points of light appeared on sensors, which experts have told correspondents is evidence of turbolaser fire. The display held both the attention of Republic Navy officials and thus, the focus of the sensor array throughout its duration.

Though full scans are classified, the official report disclosed the following:

“Nothing in our scans of the event seems to show any sign of casualties. In an engagement of this magnitude, it is dubious to suggest that the combatant factions would emerge unscathed. Even at this range, sensors would be able to detect signs that indicate the destruction of battleships; large and briefly appearing dots of light, disappearing objects, and radiation particles. This leads us to believe [REDACTED]”

The rest of the report was redacted, censoring the conclusions of naval officials. Was this some type of naval training exercise? Or is there some growing discontent amongst factions of Imperial nobility? Obviously, this event occurred some time ago as the images received merely traveled at the speed of light, rather than at hyperspace, which begs the question of what was the Empire up to those few days ago and what they could be up to now.

435.28 // Elections in Gordian Reach uphold Republic’s Territorial Integrity

After days of auditing election results, we’re happy to be the first news outlet to confirm that Senatorial Incumbent Senator Kielbras Pol’cal has won re-election for the Gordian Reach. A member of the Diplomat party, it was an uncertain race in the face of a major political reorganization that has swept through the halls of the Senate on Coruscant. Over the last cycle the two major parties, the War Hawks and Diplomats, have found the edges of their parties fraying into several new political parties including the Centrists and Preservation Society among others. Due to this, many in the Gordian Reach were seeing voters looking to new leadership in the form of the ultranationalist candidate Ralskun Direeb from the local Independent Reach Party.

Upon hearing the confirmation of his re-election, Senator Pol’Cal had this to say to his constituents and the Republic at large,

Over the last cycle we’ve fought a hard-won campaign against those who held values antithetical to the spirit of the Republic. People who believe that diversity is a weakness instead of what we know it is as a strength. People who value intimidation, coercion, and force to rule over discussion, fair play, reflection, the rule of law, and the consent of the governed.

The people of the Reach have spoken and re-affirmed that we hold true those values of the Galactic Republic. We, the people of the Reach have declared to the Galaxy, in the face of a growing totalitarian threat on our border, that while the democratic process can at times be frustrating, can at times feel as it it is stuck in gridlock, and can be an easy system to fall into disillusionment and cynicism, it is this way because of the beauty of its institutions: The design of democracy is to allow all beings to express their voice, to have a seat at the table… This means that no answers come easy but, when they do come, they are the right ones that will help the most beings who have given their trust to those institutions in the form of their votes.

Ralskun Direeb did not give a consolidation speech but indicated that he was going to pursue a legal course to investigate what he claims was ‘possible interference on the part of the Jedi monitors’ during election day.

We are happy to report that there is absolutely no evidence that any of the ballots were tampered with. However, there was a possibly volatile and deadly situation with an attempted terror attack that was discovered and dismantled by members of the Jedi Order’s branch from Rannon. More details to be released on this situation as evidence in the ongoing investigation gets declassified.

With the current Senate election season over, the new and returning members of the new coalition-style government on Coruscant turn to their first major order of business: nominating and electing a new Chancellor for the upcoming legislative sessions. With the dramatic new field of several parties, we can expect a far more eventful Chancellery Race than we’ve seen in decades.

Reporting from Coruscant, this is Quan Regal of the Associated Presses