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406.08 // Breaking News Update on Status of Orb Biniir Controversy

On 404.27 a diplomatic meeting occurred between the invested parties in the ongoing saga of the system of Ord Biniir.

Representatives of the Empire, Republic, Ord Biniir provisional government, with mediators from the Jedi Order met on the Republic Diplomatic Cruiser “Organa” just outside the system of Ord Biniir.

Representing the Empire was Moff Yulian, the Republic’s two majority parties currently are the Diplomats and War Hawks represented by Senator Yalook P’oolel and Ambassador James Hawken. Originally it was agreed that President Kennith Malorant himself would represent his government that he set up through force of arms. President Malorant did not honor the original agreement, however, it’s been reported. Instead he attended via hologram which throws the following events into a suspicious light.

During the negotiations, the Jedi successfully mediated a plausible and strong path forward for Ord Biniir sovereignty pending approval for a provisional government authorized by the Moff Council and the Galactic Senate. The conditions of which would be a new election which included inrances the elections would be free, fair, and allow all to vote unconditionally after.

These negotiations were interrupted by a small army of assassin droids which infiltrated the ship. It’s reported that none of the crew survived the initial ambush as the droids got into position.

With the protection of the Jedi, however, all of the representatives on board and diplomatic delegates escaped from the snare mostly unharmed. The disabled corvette was repaired and a daring escape was executed.

Footage from the diplomatic corvette showed that an Imperial Star Destroyer had been a part of the ambush. While it only started firing on the corvette when the hyperdrive and shields were fixed and operating, it spent the whole operation apparently on standby to destroy the vessel if the droids failed in their primary task, seemingly to assassinate all of the delegates on board.

Public records confirm that the Destroyer in question was scheduled for decommission over a decade ago, and should have been stripped for useful parts and set to autopilot to descend into the sun of the Bastion system. Clearly it was appropriated on rout and found its way here.

Finally, on-board records indicate that Ambassador Hawken of the War Hawk party was directly involved with the assassination attempt. Hawken disappeared just before the violence broke out and was never found after. Additionally, all of the escape pods on board were jettisoned using Hawken’s clearance code. An outstanding warrant and reward is out for James Hawken to be taken in alive.

After the incident, the Republic, Jedi, and Empire released joint statements backing one another in a unified front against the treachery possibly committed by President Malorant himself.

Master Iffo Rav’i, of the Grand Council of the Jedi Order, issued this statement,

“The Republic and Empire are united in bringing the democratic will of the people of Ord Biinor into fruition.

“Whilst it is not clear who is responsible for the attack on the peace talks, know that those behind it will be held accountable for their actions.

“In relation to enabling the democratic process on Ord Biinor, all avenues are being explored.”

Senator Yalook P’oolel said this the same day on the steps of the Senate building,

“While we continue to find the most peaceful avenue forwards in this developing case, it’s become clear to both Moff Yuliarn and myself that this was a coordinated attempt by the Government of Ord Biniir to instigate war between the Empire and Republic.

“We are working with the Empire to put diplomatic pressure on the faux democracy that’s been set up on the planet of Ord Biniir and are pushing to return to normalcy. The citizens of Ord Biniir, seventy-seven years ago, peacefully left the Republic to join the Empire. This armed takeover is an affront to that peaceful transition and will not be supported by the Republic.”

Moff Yuliarn joined voices with his other two counterparts,

“With the support of both the Jedi Order and Republic, I have the highest confidence that we will see ourselves through this crisis with minimum bloodshed. All of our parties are interested in avoiding another conflict on the level of Vohai we’ve seen a generation past.”

After these remarks were made, a joint strike force of Imperial Destroyers and Republic Cruisers made coordinated hyperspace jumps into the Ord Biniir system.

After a short and intense sortie, most of the Ord Biniir fleet was destroyed with the remainder fleeing. An orbital blockade has ensued, putting further pressure on the planetary government to abdicate for the betterment of them and the planet’s citizenry.

In related news, election season has come to an end. With the revelation of Ambassador Hawken’s involvement with an attempted assassination plot, the Diplomat party swept the Republic Senate and the War Hawk party has effectively lost all power and has dissolved.

More on this story as it develops.

This is Andee N’evaro

406.06 // Crime Lord’s Death Causes Chaos!

The infamous crime lord Meelo, who acted as an overlord for a segment of the Hutt Cartel called “Bloody Nexu”, has died. During his lifetime, he was a figurehead of the spice and slave trade. He and his family were murdered by a slave servant in their sleep.

As a result, the gangs which he presided over have fractured. No one within the organization has stepped up to assume the role as leader nor have the Hutts been able to place a successor successfully. Crime activity has spiked in the Republic systems near Hutt space by more than fifteen percent.

This statement was released by the department head of G.R.I.D Polos Rudaur at a press conference earlier:

“The Hutt Cartel…of course…is not being effective in keeping these gangs under control. Rest assured, the Republic will be sending its very best to stabilize the regions of our territory affected by Meelo’s death.”

It is rumored that the Jedi Order has been asked to partake in this mission, though no statement has been released by the Jedi High Council as of yet.

405.07 // Republic and Jedi Order break though on BL-022 Stimpak

The construction of a large manufacturing plant has begun on the planet of Alpinn today. The factory will be producing the newly approved BL-022 Stimpak which is being hailed as a major breakthrough in helping to improve the living standards and survival rates in some of the galaxies poorest populations.

The BL-022 Stimpak vaccinates 4 out of the 5 most common fatal diseases and illnesses in young children on planets with desert biomes with a 92% success rate.

Many people haven’t heard of Sand Fever, Bunkurd Disorder, Knowt’s Disease or Womp-rot but for the billions of residents across the galaxy who call a desert biome home they are very real and can be potentially fatal to newborns or young children.

This vaccine offers an answer to this and we’re very excited that we are able to proceed with this venture.

– Alath Bailo, Co-chief of the Department of Galactic Health

Not only does the vaccine covers those diseases that but it also provisionally tests for force sensitivity.

Children from under priviledged areas can often go un-discovered. When we first heard of the success of the BL-022 vaccine it was only logical that we attempt to reach these children in a way that was previously unavailable to us. The Order only stands to gain by diversfying its ranks as much as possible.

– Oon’talla, Jedi Knight and member of the Circle of Artisans

Whilst there is much cause for celebration, there is concern over the cost to the end user of the Stimpak. The diseases covered disproportionately impact poor regions and it is those very regions that are unlikely to be able to purchase the vaccine. There had been hope amongst the project team that a large donor investment would enable the construction of the manufacturing plant and lead to a subsidised price, however not enough money was secured.

It’s potentially a game-changer, but only if it can reach those that need it most.

404.28 // Hostage situation over Tepasi


Following a long and thorough investigation, GRID operatives managed to intercept a long missing tibanna freighter under the callsign “Andromos”.

According to anonymous sources, the opposing crew was led by former operative Weyland A., previously presumed killed in action by GRID officials.

During the assault (in which both GRID and Republic forces were present), they managed to capture the core conspirators, arresting at least thirty suspects. However at least ten law enforcement officers were killed in the firefight on board, including several hostages among the casualties caught in the crossfire. The identification of the victims is still ongoing.

We tried to reach GRID headquarters for an official announcement but they refused to comment the situation.

404.19 // Republic doctors assist after brutal extraplanetary attack at Skynara

Grief today as the inhabitants of the planet Skynara recover from a sudden and brutal attack from offworld forces.

The attacking force was small. It’s estimated that less than one dozen agitators participated in the violence that occurred. One enemy combatant was captured and treated on board the hospital ship NASH-4077 “Hawkeye” by joint Republic volunteer doctors and Jedi from a nearby temple. Of the great number of patients treated by the experimental medical frigate, over 95% of the injured they received are expected to make a full recovery, alleviating much of the suffering that would have otherwise come out of this violence.

Upon questioning, the combatant disclosed that they were working for ‘their liege’ who commanded soldiers out in Wild Space, though he did not disclose where the main base, nor what the identity, of his liege was.

The planetary government of Skynara issued a formal thank you to the Galactic Republic following these events for their medical assistance. In addition to this, however, they reaffirmed their political sovereignty and disinterest about joining the wider galactic community.

“It cannot be stated how thankful we were for this new NASH program the Republic has implemented. Having a fully-equipped hospital literally show up at a moment’s notice saved innumerable lives in a moment of deep crisis on our planet.

With that said, the people of Skynara value the sovereignty of our planet and the ability to maintain direct control over local issues. Being so close to Wild Space, our lifestyle and concerns do not have any overlap with those issues one would face on the ‘bourgeois’ planets in the core.

“We look forward to continuing to work with the Galactic Senate as an independent body and friend.”

~Prime Minister T’skali of Skynara

The captured combatant was extradited from Republic custody to the planetary government of Skynara after making a full recovery and is currently still being held as a POW.

Details on the attack have been hard to obtain as the Government of Skynara has been unwilling to share details about the events that transpired specifically. They did release a casualty count. Preliminary analysis indicates that 3,000 civilians were wounded and, of those, 38 were killed. Among the deaths were a number of children as an explosive charge detonated near a school, causing a collapse of the entire complex.

Questions remain: Who were these people who attacked Skynara from Wild Space? Is this a prelude to future violence out in the rim, or was this attack simply a microcosm of what happens out of the security of Republic Space? Only time will tell.

Reporting from Skynara, this is Iddzie Orlbuck