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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?

374.20 // Mysterious vigilante rescues Drexel Tharandon

Recently, the president and major investor of the Tharandon Company, Drexel Tharandon, was rescued from a group of outlaws in the Rannon forest.

The press shockingly only learned about his kidnapping as soon as he was set free!

Tharandon claims that his rescuer is a superhero who managed to infiltrate the camp of the same outlaws who kidnapped him. This “vigilante” not only managed to sneak past the outlaw’s camp defenses without being detected, but he also managed to treat some serious wounds Tharandon was suffering after the abduction and led him safely to freedom, out of the camp itself.

After being asked about the identity of his vigilante, Tharandon refused to give away his identity, stating that:”My hero was very specific about this. As reward, he wanted nothing more than anonymity, so I intend to keep it that way.”

Are these outlaws a threat to Rannon security? The local RSF leader gave us no comment in such regards.

370.25 // Impromptu late night talks held.

Late last night, talks were held in the capital between the Cooperative Council of Rannon (CCR), Rannon Security Forces (RSF) and the Jedi Order.

Official details have yet to be published, but sources inside the RSF tell us that Captain Thorton, captain of the RSF has taken a particular interest in the Jedi over the last couple of cycles. Multiple sources have corroborated that the RSF has committed significant resources into pulling all relevant case-files involving the Jedi from across Rannon, with Thorton taking a particular interest on cases featuring property damage, endangering behaviour or fatalities.

The Jedi Order have been a permanent feature on Rannon for decades now, their temple located near the settlement Kenzie. Whilst they brought great security and stability to Rannon during the recent Imperium War it appears that the RSF have become concerned the Jedi have become more trouble than they are worth in times of peace.

Our requests for comments have remained unanswered by all parties.

370.23 // Luf Virus Epidemic on Vlemoth Port

Authorities on Vlemoth Port, Instrop Sector, have announced that the latest outbreak of Luf virus has exceeded estimates and is now being classified as an epidemic. So far there have been over 650 reported cases from major cities and settlements and 72 confirmed deaths, with both numbers expected to rise.

The first reported case occurred earlier in the cycle and local medical facilities have been struggling to contain the epidemic since. Today, the Arumorut governing body released a guide to avoiding catching the virus, as well as information on what to do if symptoms manifest. All noncommercial transport to the system has been temporarily suspended.

At the time of this issue, no other cases have been confirmed in the sector.