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386.09 // In awe, and partial terror, the residents of Kenzie last night.

On 386.08 ABY, the skies split open, the ground quaking as the Praxeum on the mountainside bathed the valley below in wondrous light.

While there hasn’t been any news as to the reason behind the extraordinary display offered to the settlement, many support the beliefs of a divination ritual or the figurative ‘ascension’ of one within the ranks of the Order. Of course everything thus far is postulation and hypothesis.

However, considering the tremors that followed through the whole incident, the residents of Kenzie weaved their own rumors about the phenomenon. Resident Drixler Guvber told us the following

Love, in all my years I have never seen anything like what happened yesterday. We’ve had earthquakes and whatnot before, of course, that much is obvious. But to see the valley bathed in the light of that beam. I’m telling you, my dog nearly went mental. My neighboor closed up shop, he feared ‘the end was near’. But yeah, the Jedi are friends, I hope everything is alright up there.

Will we ever find out what happened on the mountain? Will we ever know what started the tremors of the earth? Doubtful, but such is the way of the Jedi; has been since time immemorial. Mystery is a part of the people that reside over us, watching us.

It was Olivei Vrugark with Galaxy news.

381.31 // Kenzie Groundquake Aftermath

This is Susan Pikk, Local Rannon Media.

We bring you further news on the tragic groundquake that hit the Kenzie Settlement on the 381.28 at 16:13 GST. The RSF have confirmed that 36 people were wounded and 3 residents were killed. Several buildings were severely damaged during the quake, some collapsing to just rubble. During the groundquake, four buildings had caught fire which resulted in the deaths of 3 residents who were trapped inside one of the burning buildings. The medical centre was overrun with the wounded and the emergency services were stretched as they worked overtime to rescue trapped survivors from beneath the rubble. One of the factory workers of the settlement has taken some time out of his day to speak to us.

Hon’lu Tam, Factory Worker:

It is a tragic disaster which could not have been avoided, the Kenzie settlement has been hit hard and currently looks like a ruin. My respects go to those who have passed, and the families who had lost someone on this tragic day. Though let my words be heard that the Kenzie settlement will not allow this to knock our growth, we will pull out all the stops to restore what was known as a beautiful and prospering settlement. One thing that has made an impact is how the community has come together during these dark times. We will continue to support one another and get through this, together.

During the aftermath many people came from areas far beyond the settlement to lend a helping hand, banding together to help the emergency services. Even the Jedi from the Praxeum nearby came down and assisted in the rescue efforts, some aiding to lift rubble, others assisting the medical branch of the settlement in applying first aid. We have words from the RSF representative.

Cpt Pozzak Dutt, RSF Captain and Representative:

It has been one of the worst natural disasters to hit this settlement in over a century. It was unexpected, and could not have been avoided. But we have trained for moments like this all our lives, and today our training has shown. The swift response of our units and the flawless teamwork was nothing but excellent. We prevented many deaths due to our efforts, not only due to -our- efforts, but the efforts of the people, the Jedi, and the emergency services. Many tired folks return home today with a well deserved pat on their backs. The chaos is over, now we turn our focus to restoring the settlement back to its full health again. Thank you, all.

Nobody knows how long it may take for the settlement to repair the damages done, but one thing that we do know is the spirit within the people of Rannon is as strong as ever. The RSF paired with the local Jedi continue the patrols in the surrounding areas to make certain nobody has been missed, and that everyone is accounted for. The medical branch of the settlement will remain overrun for the next few days, however with the aid of the Jedi, the wounded are making a speedy recovery.

381.31 // RSF Officer kidnapped!

Today we’ve learnt from a public notice coming directly from local Chief of Rannon Security Forces that officer Frex Tannis has been kidnapped while investigating on outlaws business in the Calidi Badlands.

Frex Tannis is a young officer of the RSF who resides on Kenzie with his wife and his young son. He’s been praised for his remarkable career by chief Ok’are in the most recent public notice.

Tannis been interviewed by our network not too long ago, in the occasion of the recent bank robbery in Kenzie, in occasion of which he led the assault against the outlaws who’ve spread havoc in town. In that occasion he had hard words against the mysterious vigilante referred as “Embers”, who has not been sighted since then.

The family pleads for his safe return, but so far there has been no communication nor ransom demands.

Stay tuned for further updates.

381.28 // Breaking News: Groundquake hits Kenzie

We bring you breaking and tragic news. Today at exactly 16:13 GST, the Kenzie Settlement and the radius surrounding the settlement were hit by an unexpected groundquake reading at a magnitude of 5.4. The structure of the settlement appears to be in-tact though some buildings were damaged. Nearby settlements have dispatched aid to the Kenzie settlement to assist in the efforts and to aid the wounded. It is reported that up to 24 people were wounded, and 2 deaths thus far. This number is yet to be confirmed, and could raise as parties search nearby areas outside the settlement.

Rescue efforts are being carried out by the RSF and have pulled every reserve they have on duty to aid. This is a devastating disaster, and one of the largest groundquakes to ever hit Rannon in over a century. Further news is to follow upon the full unravelling of this tragic disaster.



379.19 // Breaking news: Kenzie Central Bank robbery

Yesterday the Central Bank of Kenzie was assaulted by an organized group of well-armed bandits. There have been nine casualties, seventeen light injuries and countless citizens under shock!

The bandits stormed in town with a small ship, landing just in front of the bank, shooting down the guards and opening their way inside the bank. The RSF swiftly took action against these outlaws, and a firefight quickly erupted in the middle of the town. It was then that a mysterious masked fighter appeared out of nowhere and started fighting the bandits. Despite the effort of the RSF, the bandits managed to escape with the loot, causing serious havoc in the bank district. We interviewed the RSF officer who led the attack:

“They were organized and well-armed, like a small army. We’re lucky there were so few victims, but if criminality is reaching such levels, I believe counter measures need to be adopted by our politics.”

He was also questioned about the mysterious fighter who helped them, but refused to turn in for interrogation, disappearing after the outlaws escaped:

“Despite what people might think, the last thing we need are people who take justice into their own hands. This “Vigilante”, or whatever you may call it, was aware that the bank assault was about to take place, and chose -not- warn us in advance. The RSF will likely set up a warrant for this masked ‘hero’. I invite him to turn himself in and give up this madness, before more people get hurt!”

Witnesses claim the masked vigilante was holding a lightsaber, a typical Jedi weapon, despite denying to be a Jedi and stating to be working on his own, when asked by the RSF during their brief collaboration. The RSF claim that the smoking embers produced by the explosion that disrupted the posterior wall of the bank and the smoky fog that followed are to be addressed as the cause for this mysterious masked fighter’s escape.

Is this vigilante a blessing or a curse? What are its goals? Who hides behind that mask? While the people’s opinion is divided, everyone already address this vigilante as “Embers”.