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On Year 19 Day 66 Dark Prince Jeor Knight marked the start of the annual Great Hunt, an initiative he began even before his ascendence to the Throne. As part of the Great Hunt, members of Black Sun spent a galactic standard month tracking down creatures and bandits alike across the varied terrains of Black Sun controlled space.
Building upon the recent Governance and Technology Expo, Black Sun personnel took aim at groups of bandits reportedly cropping up on several planets controlled by the Throne, demonstrating that Black Sun continues to enforce law and order in its territories to the fullest. Participants of the great hunt were also permitted to expand the scope of their hunt to the local creatures whose numbers have exceeded ecologically sustainable levels. The spoils of these creature hunts are variously sold to collectors or donated to government research. One such example is the famous âCor Research & Development Conceptsâ - the Aak Eyes research project undertaken by the Family Council in Year 17.
For some personnel, the Hunt marks a large part of their time on the surface of a celestial body enjoying some fresh air. There is an extensive body of research documenting the negative effects of prolonged periods of shipboard life, both mental and physical. Thus, the Great Hunt serves to keep Black Sunâs hard-working people in peak health and is an event long hailed as a masterful initiative for boosting morale and maintaining combat readiness across the whole of the Collective.
Among these now sun-soaked beings are the Naval forces of the Blades of the Forgotten Prince, some of whom spent their Hunt on the recently discovered planet Gwori, in the Clacis sector, marking the first known hunt on the planet. Early reports from the surface indicated particularly enjoyable hunting grounds in the planetâs central cave with large populations of draigons and Kintan striders and one squad reported the kill of a space slug, found hiding from the planetâs hot surface temperatures in the deep tunnels within the cave.
After roughly 30 galactic standard days, the Great Hunt came to a conclusion with Collective officials reporting a tremendously successful hunt this year, with over 3000 bandits killed across Black Sun space. The ecological efforts also saw dramatic strides with hundreds of local fauna either added to food stores or utilized to supply the Collectiveâs scientific endeavors. The positive effect on morale was notable as smiling squads of soldiers returned to their normal duties with another year of the Hunt now complete.
While many individuals yearn for the desire to obtain the greatest technology in the universe, some come for the thrill of negotiation and others come to see long lost friends. All of this becomes possible later this year. This is Arthur, newscaster and protocol droid for the Tion Hegemony government, reporting from Sembla. Recently discovered by Daisy Smith during a Tion exploration mission, this planet is the homeworld of the Vurk and the host of the Fifth Uli Memorial Swap Meet. For the first time in the conjoined territory under the Hegemony's protection, commonly known as the Greater Tion Cluster.
Taking place between Day 116 and Day 125 of Year 19 (Combine Galactic Time), traders, merchants and buyers alike will have just over one week to come together and have the opportunity to exchange Credits and goods. Should trading not be of interest, the Swap Meet will also offer an array of adrenaline activities. Be it racing a fast freighter around the system and burning out sublight engines as fast as possible, or keeping to the ground with a speeder race or even hunting local wildlife during the Death Hunt.
Upon arrival to Sembla, the Lady Hegemon Stephanie Barefoot-Delcroix had this to say about the event. "It is our honour and privilege to sponsor this event. I would like to welcome all visitors to the Sertar sector and hope they will enjoy their stay. I look forward to Tion being part of the Swap Meet, and perhaps the opportunity to host such an event in the future."
While final preparations are taking place to ensure the metropolis of Sembla is prepared for the increase in tourism and immigration during the event, Tion's Athakam MedTech has improved outputs tenfold to ensure medical supplies are available as needed should the hours of trading malnourish some sentients. While the waters of Sembla are inviting to the eye, the Hegemony advises against swimming during the event due to high water pressures and various threats that swim in the waters. Sentients are advised that the grasslands of Sembla are the primary meeting point for the event, with the epicentre being at planetary coordinates of One-Seven.
The Tion Hegemony looks forward to welcome one and all to the event. We wish to advise that all warrants and diplomatic stances will be lapsed for the duration of the event. It is our interest to encourage trade and economic growth for everyone, with no desire to discourage certain individuals with a criminal nature or a lust for piracy. We however wish to advise that upon conclusion of the event, warrants and military operations will return.
At a gathered assembly of nearly 500,000 Arkanians, Con Semper, an Arkanian offshoot and a member of the AARP, addresses the growing crowd.
"Humanity -- that word should have new meaning for all of us today.
I am not included within the pale of this glorious Humanity. Their high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which they this day rejoice are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity, and independence bequeathed by their fathers is shared among them, not by me. The sunlight that brought life and healing to them has brought stripes and death to me. Humanity is theirs, not mine. They may rejoice. I must mourn. They drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty and call upon him to join them in joyous anthems where inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony reign."
With a great pause, Semper hangs his head, waiting for silence to come over the crowd.
"Year 19, Day 92, a date which will live in infamy: a date in which The Advocacy for the Assimilation of near-humans declared war on Arkania, and Humans across the galaxy called us charlatans. They call us equals, but we know better. We will not be held down to their level. We are Arkanians!"
Looking over the crowd, Con hushes the murmured roars of angry Arkanians.
"I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our race.
We call upon the nations and organizations of the Galaxy to lend their voices to the Arkanian people and their cause. We call upon them to rise up as one, and to protect the racial sovereignty of the Arkanian people against those who would subjugate our natural and Force-given freedoms."
"We call upon the Galactic Concordiate, the coalition of governing bodies in which we have found a home. We call upon the New Republic, and all others who have fought against the Human-centric and supremacist organizations of the Galaxy. We call upon the Jedi Order, the Ashla Covenant, the Wraiths, and all other organizations who defend the weak and downtrodden. We call upon all other races who have found racial independence, who have fought for their right to exist.
Can we forge against these enemies a grand and Galactic alliance, north and south, east and west, that can assure a more fruitful life for all Galactic kind? Will you join in that historic effort?
In the long history of the Galaxy, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility quot; I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our cause and all who serve it quot; and the glow from that fire can truly light the Galaxy.
The future doesnât belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.
You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs. Victory in spite of all terrors. Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.
Four thousand score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this planet a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men can be created equal.
We choose racial recognition. We choose recognition in this decade, not because it is easy, but because it is hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.
So we declare, on this day our independence day, we will be free of the shackles that tie us in obscurity to Humanity.
We are fighting for our right to live, to exist.
And should we win the day, Year 19 Day 100 will no longer be known as just another day, but as the day when Arkania declared in one voice: We will not go quietly into the night!
We will not vanish without a fight!
We're going to live on!
We're going to survive!
We shall go on to the end. We shall fight on Arkania, we shall defend our Planet, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight in the skies, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender!
We will not waver, we will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail for the Arkania species and those who stand with us!"
* Broadcast on behalf of AARP
High Council Ends Infestation
ARGAI, CRONESE MANDATE, TION CLUSTER
Golan II - Port Argolis Security Checkpoint
Marked for immediate release.
Year 18 Day 80 - Today saw the successful end of a five day operation by senior members of the Tion Hegemony High Council, according to a spokessentient from the Office of the Lady Hegemon.
Upon notification that Kray Voh, infamous bounty hunter and proprietor of Ever Light Transportation, was scheduled to arrive in Argai to gather an order for an Athakam MedTech customer, the High Council formulated a plan to capture the Yam`rii.
An arrest warrant was approved by a quorum of the sitting High Councillors on Day 75, as agents swarmed the Argai system, home of Athakam MedTech, to secure the system and wait-out the arrival of the acknowledged criminal.
Once the Yam'rii was in custody deliberation over trial and execution occurred, with immediate execution of Kray Voh being voted as the course of justice. Summary of charges include: attempting to kidnap a Tionese citizen, attempted bounty, operating illegally within Tionese space, offering bounties of top Tion officials, and criminal threatening of the Lady Hegemon.
The affected customer of Athakam MedTech was contacted post-operation by the Rector Superior of Athakam, who authorized a swift refund and arranged transportation for the delivery of the customer’s goods, including the care of a sand panther cub that Mr. Voh had in his possession.
The Tion High Council would like to offer support to any victims of Kray Voh’s schemes. If anyone having hired Ever Light Transportation believes they will have been affected by this apprehension, please contact Fleet Admiral Crislyn Anessa Waryn.
-- END HIGH COUNCIL RELEASE --
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Downhearted Tion Hegemony Emboldened by Leadership (Posted by Crislyn Anessa Waryn on Year 17 Day 358)
GTNG -- Kazarak system, Sertar, Tion Cluster
But, in order to accurately report the story of Lady Barefoot’s transition to leader of the Tionese people, we must revisit the previous 60 days of the Tionese year. In the weeks leading up to the Tionese annual Day of Unity celebrations, rumors had begun circulating the worlds under the protection of the Tion Hegemony. Hushed voices in every bar, factory, and homestead could be heard asking the same question: "What has become of Lord Hegemon Asai?"
"Lord Takao Asai was the one who taught me the most about government life and planetary economics. I frankly owe everything to his teachings. I join all of Tion in their grieving for the loss of our leader, as I do for my long-time personal friend. But I can assure you, I will do my absolute utmost to continue to build on the work set upon by my predecessors. I am dedicated to seeing the Hegemony surge forward on a path of unlimited prosperity and unity for all Tionese. Tion will remain a neutral force within the galaxy, a committed member of the Galactic Concordiate, and a never fading beacon for all that is good in this galaxy!"
Following signing of the Desargorr Accord and her first official Hegemonial address, Lady Hegemon Barefoot, joined by her wife and their two children, hurried to Voss III where she welcomed the new head of Tion Engineering and Construction, now-Director Kulton Duine, to his new headquarters, before swiftly returning to Meeshae to hold the first High Council session of her tenure.
Among the most influential changes within the Tionese leadership was the naming of former Tion Military and Science Industries President, Abraari To as Chancellor. Sir To was succeeded at TMSI by long-time acting Vice President Stig`ray Morvo. In addition, former First Fleet Admiral William Radcliff was appointed Hyperion, Minister of Defense, his successor in First Fleet to be named early in the new year.
|Onboard the Modular Taskforce Cruiser THS Solay in system Kazarak (310, 293).|
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