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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

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.

400.07 // BREAKING NEWS: Deal in principle agreed between Republic and Jedi Order

In what diplomats on both sides have dubbed some of most complex negotiations in recent history, Galactic Holonews has received word that a deal in principle has finally been struck between The Jedi Order and the Republic.

It is believed that Chief of State Lammee Ranack is keen to get the formal alliance between the two finalised, and has privately expressed frustration at the Grandmaster Coron Audax delay in signing the agreement.

In response to a question from the Galactic Holonews, Jedi Knight Ensil Stazi, spokesman for the Jedi Order has released the following statement:

The Jedi Order has made it standard practice not to comment on any of the negotiations.Standard practice dictates that any deal would be subject to final approval from the High Council of the Order not just the Grandmaster.

The Galactic News has reached out for clarification of when such a vote would take place, but has yet to receive further comment from the Order.

399.02 // A message for Alzoc III residents

Residents of Alzoc III,

7 years ago, we were forced to flee Rannon as a result of an attack by an entity using what we now know as the spectral force. The praxeum itself was left severely damaged and tainted. Thankfully, the nexus at the heart of Rannon was protected due to the actions of those Jedi that stood to shield it.

On 397.12 the entity responsible for the attack was defeated and as a result the spectral forces grip over Rannon immediately began to fade.

The High Council has been monitoring the praxeum for some time and on 398.12ABY the shield around the nexus naturally faded. Upon further investigation the council are please to announce that Rannon Praxeum is now free of any taint.

Approximately 2 cycles ago work began in earnest to restore Rannon Praxeum. The work has been overseen by High Councilors Iffo Rav’i and Sirius Invictus, with Architect and Jedi Knight Ciupa Lafo of Ilum leading a team of skilled local craftsmen from Kenzie.

We will be leaving Alzoc 3 on 399.12ABY, stopping off at a Orngate Energy Plant ran by the Agricorps on the planet of Siskeen before arriving on Rannon on 399.14ABY.

Please find below an anticipated itinerary for travel

  • 399.12 @ 1500GST – Depart Alzoc 3 aboard the Flotilla.
  • 399.12 @ 1630GST – Arrive at Orngate Energy Plant, Siskeen

  • 399.13 – All day spent at Orngate Energy Plant, Siskeen

  • 399.14 @ 1500GST – Depart Siskeen aboard the Flotilla.
  • 399.14 @ 1600GST – Arrive at Kenzie Settlement, Rannon
  • 399.14 @ 1620GST – Walk up the mountain as a group to the Praxeum.

398.10 // New Grandmaster’s Address

Dear members of the Jedi Order,

I would like to thank my fellow High Councillors for bestowing the honour upon me of Grandmaster. It is a duty I take with the most humble of gratitudes. However, I would like to take this moment to speak plainly to you all, so that you may understand the motivations of what is to come.

Recently, Grandmaster Don’roq and myself received a letter from the Galactic Republic’s Chief of State, Lammee Ranack. In it, she expressed a clear desire to work more closely with the Jedi Order in the hopes of building a stronger relationship. Though she did not directly say it, the language implied that this stronger relationship can only mean one thing: alliance.

Near-unanimously, the Jedi High Council has decided that it will entertain talks to renegotiate our previous alliance with the Jedi Order, one that ended centuries ago.

However, let it be known that the High Council is well aware of the past and does not make this decision lightly. The Republic is a temperamental thing, but it is showing worrying signs of corruption that we feel, as Jedi, we are best poised to deal with. Working closely with the Chief of State, we want to negotiate our alliance so that the Jedi may work more effectively in tackling the inner rot of this galactic government, wherever it may be found and on whatever level.

We must never forget our duty to life. It is my belief that, so long as we allow this rot to occur in the institutions of the Republic, we debase ourselves and our principles. Therefore, I would ask every member of the Order in a position to do so to grow a relationship with one of the Republic’s organisations, those which I will list below.

Let it be understood that we are not in an alliance with them yet, but it is the Jedi Order’s desire to do so. It is imperative that we do not make our relationship with them more precarious. When we can operate from within, the Jedi Order may begin assessing the levels of corruption – and how to best deal with them.

The following institutions I recommend that Jedi spend time working with.

  • G.R.I.D – Galactic Republic Intelligence Division, the intelligence / spy network of the Republic. The Jedi Order has a long history of work with them.
  • P.S.F – Planetary Security Forces, local police work usually ran by local governments, but some in the core are Republic-funded.
  • Senate Investigation Unit – An independent judicial body that investigates senatorial misconduct or misdemeanours.
  • Supreme Court – The Republic’s highest judicial authority.
  • Galactic Republic Military – The GRM is comprised of the GRSA, the Grand Republic Service Army, and the GRSN, the Grand Republic Service Navy.

May the Force be with us on this crucial task,
– Grandmaster Coron Audax