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411.17 // BREAKING: EXPLOSION AND SHOOTOUT AT CAPITOL BUILDING LEAVES AT LEAST 8 DEAD, 12 WOUNDED


Photograph courtesy of Orleana Gorgin

The CGR is in disarray today as the meeting of the Planetary Council in Immarra was cut short by a devastating attack by groups thought to be connected to the Willowinds, the de facto rulers of Rannon’s city Harenae.

Sources say that all of the Planetary Councilors have been accounted for and safe, and they are thought to have been the target of the attack. At least 8 people have been confirmed dead, with the numbers rising as more bodies are recovered from the rubble. Many still are missing, notably Shi islands own Tessa Malum, who had been in talks to establish Shi as a formal region in its own right and have its own elected seat on the Planetary Council.

Immediately after the blast armed men arrived on the scene and began gunning down RSF personnel and civilians alike, fortunately many were able to make it to cover, but the barbaric intent does not change.

There was thankfully a Jedi on site, thus far unidentified, and they were able to secure the councilors and stop one of the battle droids seen patrolling Harenae from brutalizing the lower levels of the city. We reached out to Elis’ta, Immarra’s Councilwoman, for a comment, and was directed to the chief of RSF, Briar Kegal. Here’s what he had to say –

This attack was a cowardly act by cowardly thugs to intimidate the Council into recognizing the Willowinds as legitimate leadership. Make no mistake. Nobody’s fooled. You’re the same old gangs you were before this void crisis took over. Your attack failed, and they will continue to fail. You can run on back to your little Hutt overlord and let them know when we set our sights on Harenae, we won’t miss.

We’ll keep you updated on more details as they come in on this developing story.

410.14 // SUSPICIOUS STUDENT SKILLSET SEWS SKEPTICISM NORTH & SOUTH

Readers. Listeners. Blind and deaf feelers. Anyone who has a heart (or three) beating in their chest, or used to, thanks for your trust. You know, when I singlehandedly uncovered a spice smuggling ring in the Capitol Hospital on Alzoc III, and survived three assassination attempts to testify under oath before a grand jury, they said I’d peaked.

“There’s no way that woman does anything else meaningful with her career,” – Jack Ferrestein of SNN said, and many agreed. After all, an attractive, single, driven, twenty-something woman who had looked death in the eyes a quarter of a dozen times over, it’s gotta be all downhill from there, right?

And while it’s true that I’m no longer twenty-something, I am still single, driven and under more threat than ever before. You see, like a fine wine, I become more attractive with maturity. And Mama’s full to bursting with maturity (and conspiracy).

Now, I didn’t gather you all here to marvel at how well I have managed to handle my career after all these years, that much is in itself evident. No, no, instead, I wanted to talk about what is next. What have I discovered this time?

As many of you know I left a stable position on Alzoc III to pursue reports of the rebuild on Rannon. And folks, there is major corruption unfolding. This planet is falling apart. What is chilling is the lengths these antagonists will go through in broad daylight to keep the truth quiet. I am of course talking of none other than the masterminds, the Jedi Order.

This branch has skipped across the galaxy for hundreds of years, generating some of the worst examples of Jedi since Doola Infi, and we all remember what she was like.

Now, it is churning out more black sheep faster than they can be shorn. Through an investigation spanning four years I have been tracking the energy infrastructure situation on Kenzie. The Jedi, who allegedly are supplied power from offworld and do not take from the energy grid at all, were suspected to be drawing on the Kenzie grid upon their return after the Void.

When the jig came up, the Order sent their top “Artisans”, a pair of kids known as Xintr Wolfe and Aqua Sol (who has known ties to Sibbal the Hutt on Nar Shadaa). They discovered “internal sabotage” which resulted in the promotion of one of the plant workers, and the firing of the esteemed foreman of many years.

But the lives the Jedi have ruined do not end there. No, fast forward a few more years and one will discover a little explosion in Little Creek plant. And guess who was there? That’s right. The now Jedi Knight Xintr Wolfe, and our ever precocious Aqua Sol.

With the Willowinds holding Heranae hostage, and the Skavs patrolling in between the territories and beyond, Rannon is growing into a chaotic wasteland, despite the empty promises of rebuilding from the Jedi. I managed to catch Padawan Sol on the streets of Kenzie.

I began to question her about the Jedi’s habit of sending children into complex situations. I didn’t get far, but here’s what she had to say:

”The Government permitted us to act. […] People seem to believe I’m skilled! How fascinating. Unfortunately…”

Incredible. But which government? Unfortunately I didn’t get far, as my beloved recording companion G07C-H4, was remotely disabled by an unknown person! Just before falling he was able to broadcast that his systems had been compromised. It was clear, one of the Jedi was protecting their own. Is there no end to the damage this cult is willing to do?

Little did they know, I always have redundancy audio recordings. And one Nicole Inaru, another of the group that conveniently were at the exploding plant, had this to say:

”She can do as she pleases.”

What about the pleasure of the people of Rannon? We will find the truth. Were the Jedi involved? Is there a conspiracy within the Rannon government? The infrastructure of Rannon has been immensely crumbling for well over a decade. The time has come to rebuild! Otherwise, it will all begin to fall, one after another, like so many dominos.

Update: As of publishing Nicole Inaru has since been promoted to Jedi Knight.

~Orleana Gorgin, GNN

409.19 // A Shaky Start for Little Creek

Potential disaster struck the nacent community of Little Creek recently when the towns aging reactor suffered an apparent near-meltdown.

Councillor Alema Ann has refused to comment on rumours of the involvement of a team of Jedi artisans in the reparation of the reactor.

Councillor Ann neither confirmed nor denied suspicions that the Rannon Planetary council is putting both her councillorship and the city status of Little Creek under review in the wake of these events.

At present, radiation levels in Little Creek are said, by Councillor Ann, to be “within acceptable margins.”

More details to follow as they become available.

-Yalz Havernam, Regional correspondent

400.02 // Rannon’s Renovation Reduces Revered Reticence?

Good afternoon readers on Alzoc and Rannon alike. This is Orleana Gorgin of the AGNN. Many of you are interested in learning the truth, which was why I was awarded the Sector Service Excellence Award 6 times running! But we’re not here to talk about that. After all, you can see my accolades and pre-order my latest book, “Just Jedi? More like, just Jedi”, at orlggn.hlnt anytime! Instead, I am writing this piece to talk about the continued wake of destruction that the Jedi leave in this local path. Some of you may ask why a reporter from Alzoc III would bother covering something on Rannon.

Well, as of posting this article I am officially a galactic correspondent with the network, not just a regional one for Alzoc. Which empowers me to investigate the likes of the Jedi, who much like last time, left Alzoc in a hurry.

To that end, it raises a big question to many – “Why”? Why bring yourself to our quiet planet, set up a presence, lower the crime rate, community outreach, etc, and then just leave? To this reporter the answer is clear – the Jedi do not care about us! Now, they have returned to Rannon after blasting out of there eight years past, and the locals are none too happy about it. Earlier this cycle I had the privilege of gathering some comments from regular citizens just like you and me. Take a look here at what the people had to say:

”The Jedi left and stuff just got worse and worse. The storms kept up for ages. We lost so many homes, people died. Some say that the Void was the fault of the Jedi. I don’t know about that, but I do know that if they couldn’t stick around to help, they can’t just show up when everything is starting to get back to normal!” – Ficti Nomine
”I dunno…Rumor is they left to protect the kids and stuff. Which I guess that’s okay. But I lost my farm. The Jedi could have even come to help even when they were offworld….” – Lannis Janna
<<sinpad hioffpo parede ned swoquix chaintwist inti alerassa>> – ???

But don’t just take their word for it, you can also listen to someone you trust, like me.

Well, have they put any work to reconstruction efforts on Rannon? Reportedly, the planet is only at 50-75% recovered from the major storms according to most experts. Well, they certainly have rebuilt their nice and exclusive temple!

Therefore a humble and small time award winning reporter poses this challenge to the local Jedi on Rannon: I’m going to go out and start helping rebuild Rannon. If you care at all, you’ll join me for a workday instead of hiding in the temple playing little monks.

Until then, this is Orleana Gorgin, signing off.

398.18 // Contruum Exclusive: Jedi Apprehend Central Bank Robbers

Holorecordings have recently surfaced of the brawl that ensued between Jedi security and the leadership of the Red Fist gang, ultimately leading to the arrest of notorious bank robber Bossman Leo and his deadly crew.

The twenty-three year old Kel’dor is a native to Contruum and is now being processed through the Republic’s Supreme Court for 30 recorded murders and five charges of armed robbery with intent to do harm. He is expected to serve 42 consecutive life sentences. While the Red Fist gang’s leadership has been apprehended, Contruum holonews has been made aware that a violent leadership contest has begun within the gang and against the outside Green Fist gang of sector 23.

Citizens of Contruum were surprised to find that Jedi were operating on the planet’s underworld, as few details have been given by the Chief of Police. In his statement on the arrest, he said:

“We are glad to have worked with the Jedi Order and Republic in apprehending this criminal, and we are sure that the success of the operation is a sign of good things to come.”