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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”.

376.17 // Discovery of a body near the Kenzie Settlement.

This tragic news is brought to you by Rannon Local Media (RLM News). The Rannon Security Force have had to deal with a rise in Reek sightings and casualties due to tourists getting far too close to the creatures. Every year Rannon sees an increase in activity from these creatures known as Reek’s, most commonly known as mating season where they will become extremely aggressive and territorial.

A local who does not wish to be named has taken the time to speak to us, and he has said. ”I’ve studied these animals for a long time, and they can be an absolute pleasure to observe, from a distance that is. We’ve had alot of oblivious tourists come down and not know these parts of the forests very well, they tend to travel into the forests, blissfully unaware that they are inches away from danger. People need to take more care around these parts of Rannon, or anywhere with wildlife really. Its not a game, people have died out here. Travel in two’s, and never alone!”

The Rannon Security Forces once again had to attend to a missing persons report, this one being nearby the Kenzie Settlement, the report came from the Jedi Praxeum. A child was spotted leaving the Praxeum on 376.17 at around the hours of 15:00 GST. The Rannon Security Forces have been ongoing an investigation of a missing Nautolan child that had made his way into the nearby forests. A team was dispatched in search for the young child, led by Captain James Yurlayo. The team were searching for approximately three hours before discovering the body of a child, around the age of seven years of age, a Nautolan. The investigation was then passed onto Chief Inspector Oranno Tal who is still investigating the scene.

Chief Inspector Oranno Tal says, “The body was discovered nearby a known area that Reek’s tend to gather during mating season. This time of the year we get an increase in Reek activity and this has been the eighth death that has come from these creatures this year. We have strong evidence that a Reek was the cause of this child’s unfortunate end and the evidence all points in this direction. I would strongly advise that everyone travels with due care around these parts of Rannon, and to keep your children close. Especially around this time of the year where Reek activity is at its all time highest. Our investigation is still ongoing as to how this child even ended up here, alone, and if anyone is to blame. We hope by publishing this it will urge any witnesses to step forward. That is all I have to say.”

From what has been gathered thus far is that this child was spotted leaving the Jedi Praxeum at 15:00 GST, and was immediately reported to the Rannon Security Forces. All fingers point towards the Jedi Praxeum being responsible for this child, but we are yet to find out the truth. How did this child end up alone in the forests, and who is at fault or was this just an unfortunate accident?