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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.

411.01 // Facility Assessments

Members of the Order,

As part of the expansion and improvement plans of the Order and its Service Corps. An independent assessment is being undertaken of all our core and primary supporting facilities.

The assessment will cover a variety of different elements, however, the main focus will be upon the facilities themselves ensuring they fit for purpose and identifying any possible scope for improvement.

The following assessments will take place in due course.

  • Taloraan Edifice will assess Ossus Temple
  • Ossus Temple will assess Dantooine Enclave
  • Dantooine Enclave will assess Ilum Temple
  • Ilum Temple will assess Rannon Praxeum
  • Rannon Praxeum will assess Radra IV Outpost
  • Radra IV Outpost will assess Lyta Outpost
  • Lyta Outpost will assess Cotellier Outpost
  • Coltellier Outpost will assess Barcana Outpost
  • Bacrana Outpost will assess Taloraan Edifice.

Please be welcoming and gracious when those charged with assessing your facility arrive and do everything possible to ensure their assessment runs smoothly.

The High Council

410.21 // Joint Statement: Republic & Coruscanti Government

In a joint statement this morning, Republic Ambassador Vosadaii alongside Coruscanti Government Diplomat Miona offered further clarification on the deal struck late last night.

Last night a deal was struck between the Republic and Coruscanti Government to help end the ongoing food shortages on Coruscant.

The additional food will be sourced utilising the wider trade network of the Republic, particularly making use of trade lanes in the Galactic South and Galactic East.

We would like to take this moment to reassure those agri-worlds in the Galactic North that your trade will not be disrupted as a result of this. We will continue to maintain the same level of agri-trade down the northern trade spine. The wider network will only be making up the shortfall in produce rather than replacing it in its entirety.

The additional cost will be absorbed by the Republic, at no extra cost to either the people of Coruscant or the Republic.

Immediately after the statement, Agri-Unionist Undruk who represents the Agri-worlds in the Galactic North made a statement.

Whilst I’m glad that trade down the trade spine won’t be disrupted and the livelihoods of millions have been protected, it’s important to get on record that if it hadn’t been for the threat of a mass strike, the Republic would of almost certainly ceased all agri-trade from the North! This battle is not over, and my colleagues and I will endevaor to ensure the rights of agri-workers in the Galactic North are protected.

One party that has been particularly quiet in all this has been the independent planet of Duneeden. What does this latest development mean for them?

One thing is for certain, if they do not find an ally soon, their independence project will surely fail.

410.20 // BREAKING NEWS: Republic steps in to solve food shortages on Coruscant.

We have just received confirmation from a source within the Coruscanti Government that a deal has been reached with the Republic to rectify the food shortages currently gripping Coruscant.

We have immediate live reaction from our political correspondent, Amlio Kentrin

“Did anyone really expect Coruscant not to align with the Republic? Anything else was all bluster honestly. Although what’s interesting is where the food is coming from. Reports are suggesting increased trade down other trade routes, which will be sure to cause issues in the Galactic North.”

More reaction and information as it becomes available.

410.19 // Canto Bight’s ‘Omen’ Rumor Causes Tourist Numbers to Plummet

Known for its mass tourism due to in part having one of the largest casinos in the Galaxy, Cantonica’s Canto Blight has been the center of attention of a rumor that has caused mass hysteria for the locals, as well as a large number of tourists who planned to visit.

It is not the first time that such a rumor, called Omen by Cantonicans, surfaces. There have been reports over a century for the existence of this event, but the Cantonica Security Force has not deemed it important to investigate. Until now.

What is this ‘Omen that could cause such mass hysteria across the entire city? Asking around the locals, rumors circulate that the city has been cursed by consistent disappearances of random people, who visit the city never to return.

It is not an unusual event to have family members and friends not return over the years from Cantonica, often assumed that they gambled their life away or having got rich and disappeared from public life. But over the recent years, the disappearances appear to have grown dramatically, sparking interest and fear over this “Omen”.

Unofficial Sources claim that Cantonica authorities have been investigating those disappearances, and initial reports reveal that they take place primarily in the capital of Canto Bight, sparking further rumors of terrible gangs or insidious cults within the capital.

When contacted for an official statement, Canto Bight Chief of Security, Inspector Elias Miller, stated: “We urge people to take these rumors with a grain of salt. Disappearances in popular places are not unheard of over the years, and there appears to be no visible or significant increase lately. Canto Bight’s security is of the utmost priority, and the Security Force takes matters seriously. Canto Bight is one of the safest capitals in the Galaxy, and we urge tourists to pay no heed to such unsubstantiated rumors.”

Despite the statement, bookings and arrivals of tourists on Canto Bight have seemed to plummet. This sharp decline has caused major concern for Cantonica economists, who believe that if this trend does continue, the economy could take a massive hit.

Is this ‘Omen’ just a rumor, started just to scare potential visitors, or is there some sinister truth behind it?

Stay tuned for further developments in this story.

Cerisse Lo’nje for National Cantonican News Center.