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Marked for Immediate Release.
Year 18 Day 81
High Council Release - Declassified: Operation Bugtrap
ARGAI, CRONESE MANDATE, TION CLUSTER
The High Council of the Tion Hegemony announced the arrest and summary execution of known criminal Kray Voh on day 80 of galactic year 18. Elements of the Tionese Fleets, Hegemony Intelligence, and Athakam MedTech were involved in the five day operation, according to a spokessentient from the Office of the Hegemon.
When notified that Kray Voh, shamed bounty hunter and proprietor of Ever Light Transportation, was scheduled to arrive at Argai to collect an order for an Athakam MedTech customer, senior members of the Tionese High Council formulated a plan to capture the Yam`rii. An arrest warrant approved by a quorum of the sitting High Councillors on Day 75 resulted in the covert lockdown of the Argai system, home of Athakam MedTech.
Voh was arrested at an Athakam MedTech retrieval hub and charged with attempting to kidnap a Tionese citizen, attempted bounty hunting, offering bounties on top Tion officials, and defaming and threatening the Lady Hegemon, in addition to numerous crimes outlawed in the Greater Tionese Cluster.
Immediately upon arrest, the High Council sentenced the Yam`rii to death and he was executed onsite. This exemplary performance of Tionese law enforcement is proof of adherence to their Codex in matters of criminal offences against the Hegemony and its citizens. The body was transferred to the Hierophants of Xo for use in divining rituals. Ecclesiarchy officials report any remains left over from those practices will be vaporized to prevent either their desecration or reverence.
The affected customer of Athakam MedTech, who was not involved in the operation, was contacted afterward by the Rector Superior of Athakam. The medical technologies company authorized a swift refund and arranged transportation for the delivery of the customerâs goods, including the care of a sand panther cub that Voh had in his possession.
The High Council of the Tion Hegemony would like to offer support to any victims of Kray Voh's schemes. If any sentinet, having hired Ever Light Transportation, believes they will have been affected by this act of justice, please contact Fleet Admiral Crislyn Anessa Waryn.
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Presented under authority of the Tionese High Council in accordance with Tionese Division of Media statutes. Broadcast and distributed by Greater Tion News Group and affiliates of GTNG Mediacast.
Crimson Syndicate HQ, Hiigara North -- Weeks after Crimson Syndicate revealed some of the more prominent members that defected from the New Republic, followed shortly by the defection of Kara Dumonte who fled to the Galactic Empire, Director Adam Hughes of New Republic Intelligence decided to take action. He organized an assault with Jasper Merlynâs former superior officer, General Darcks Galvan. General Galvan, who held the positions of Orion Battle Group Executive Officer, Deputy Speaker of the New Republic Senate, Chief of the Military Liaison Office, Commanding officer in the New Republicâs Special Forces [Formerly known as New Republic Military Intelligence] and public New Republic Intelligence officer, led an assault with the orders to bring Jasper Merlyn back to the capital city of Republica dead or alive, regardless of the cost, and sabotage their intelligence network that has several databanks containing intelligence on the New Republic and its various departments.
When recently appointed Thane of Intelligence Dimitri Halden heard of the plot, he notified Jasper Merlyn immediately, allowing Crimson Syndicate to set up a retaliatory ambush for General Galvan upon his arrival. Immediately from the start, General Galvanâs forces were overwhelmed from the ambush, and surrendered without casualty. The assault team was searched and processed into holding cells, with the exception of the senator who was brought to Jasper Merlynâs quarters for intensive interrogation. A worried wife, Kairi Merlyn, immediately took off to assist Jasper Merlyn in the generalâs interrogation, while Thane Halden secured the area and set up defenses for any rescue attempt made by the New Republic.
The news of General Galvanâs failure reached the capital, where it was met with chaos and denial. With the apprehension of General Galvan, this may force the New Republic to initiate emergency elections to replace the seats of Kara Dumonte, Darcks Galvan and Eleonore Silvermoon. This comes mere days before the New Republic Senatorial elections were supposed to begin. New Republic Intelligence is refusing to comment on the failed mission.
General Darcks Galvan currently remains in personal custody of Jasper Merlyn, until the ruling council of the Crimson Syndicate decides on his fate. It has been discussed that General Galvan should get a taste of the New Republicâs Justice System, and organize a trial based off the Republicâs laws. Some of the Ruling Council think he should be executed for his treasonous attempt, while others suggest using this as an opportunity to prove that Chief of State Chranâs pledge of putting his officers and citizens first, is nothing but an empty, hollow, promise to maintain power.
Jasper and Kairi Merlyn were available to comment regarding the thwarted plan via holocron. Jasper was quoted saying â This must be the promise Adam made me, that I would be tracked down by New Republic Intelligenceâs finest. I was General Galvanâs deputy in the Military Liaison Office for quite some time, and I admit it pains me to see a friend go turncoat and lead an assault against me. If I didnât know better, I would say that this mission was planned to fail from beginning. Letâs look at the facts: Senator Gryffyn Grayurra, has stated on numerous occasions that the senate should be dissolved, an ideology that is shared with Deputy Chief of State Tengri Lethas. The Senate has a very high turnover rate. Roga McBea, Kara Dumonte and Eleonore Silvermoon(to name a few) resigned before their term was concluded, Senator John Callaghan went missing without a trace and an investigation to his disappearance wasnât opened up, and now Senator Darcks Galvan, the Chief of State candidate with the second highest votes, is sent on a dangerous mission to try to apprehend me? It seems like New Republic Intelligence and Orion Chran are trying to kill the New Republic Senate. Between Adam Hughes and Eleonore Silvermoon, it would appear that deputy director of New Republic Intelligence must serve a term as a senator to build in influence. All I can say for certain is donât be surprised if Chief of State Chran tries to manipulate the constitution and recent defections to make the New Republic into a totalitarian state.â
Mrs. Merlyn concluded the interview stating âRegardless of if Chran and his conspirators are attempting to dissolve the senate and give him ultimate authority and control, or whether they are just deploying assault teams to try to intimidate and silence former citizens who reveal the corruption of the Republic, democracy is dead. Crimson Syndicate will continue to be a safe haven for those wrongfully persecuted.â
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.
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Welcome to TriNebulon News Presents: The Weekly Happenstance Episode 3. I'm Chester Mansled with the happenings of yesterday, for the people of today!
KRATH EMPIRE'S VALIDITY CALLED INTO QUESTION AS ALLIES CONDEMN MURDERS! Early day 75 of year 18, The Krath Empire, formerly known as The Krath Dynasty, announced their transition from Dynasty to Empire alongside the anointment of Emperor Lazuras Kell. The ceremony quickly took a dark turn, however, shaking the Galactic Alliance's trust in the newly formed Krath Empire and leading many to question the sanity of its newly anointed Emperor.
The event began much like any other religious ceremony and imperial coronation, but took a dark turn even for Dark siders like the Krath within minutes of Emperor Kell's appearance. Shortly after Emperor Kell stepped off of his ATR-6 Attack Shuttle, a man bound and gagged was dragged from the vessel by one Lord Imperator - which I must say is the most awesome of titles - Talak Kasra and one mister Tobias Frost of Nightcloud lineage. The prisoner in question was none other than Belle Varro, a disgraced former member of the Krath and an individual who lead to the murder of multiple Krathian warriors and leaders, including Tobias Frost's own grandfather.
While we at first assumed that this was to show that they captured the perpetrator and were preparing to take him through a proper trial, it quickly became apparent that no such plans were formulated. Instead, Emperor Kell murdered the man in cold blood in front of millions of horrified and screaming citizens of the Krath Empire. Although the Krath attempted to play this screaming and horror off as the citizens shaming and slurring the deceased Varro, it's clear that this was a reaction of fear toward the newly formed Empire's Emperor. What sort of citizens would condone the murder of a captive individual? None but the most fascistic and nationalistic - a description that does not encompass the entirety of Krath's populace - That's who.
We managed to reach multiple sapient individuals within the upper echelon of the Galactic Alliance shortly after the event. It seems that the Krath attempted to hide this broadcast from their fellow allies. Many of these allies weren't aware that the broadcast was ever made! HOWEVER, we learned that the Jedi Order, feeling the loss of life and the fear the murder caused for the millions of Krath citizens in attendance at the event, had taken notice. Consul Jon Darkstorm of the Jedi Order, upon contact, had this to say about the broadcast: "In light of the recent Krath Empire broadcast, we, the Jedi Order, extend our deepest empathy for the losses [of life and property] of our fellow Alliance member-state; however, we cannot condone the murder of defenseless prisoners. The Jedi Order has always stood for the preserving of life when at all possible. We wish peace for the Galaxy at large and for this senseless violence to stop. By behaving in this way, [Krath has made themselves] no better than the Galactic Empire nor its Sith Order. Please reflect upon this, Emperor Kell. Do not allow the Dark side to take your sanity and your humanity."
We attempted to contact Jedi Master Hal Grevant to confirm what Consul Darkstorm had said was the opinion of the entire Order, HOWEVER, these attempts were futile but a low-level member of the order stated that they overheard him saying "Right now I'm mostly in revulsion at Krath's broadcast. These [are] troubling times." Troubling times indeed, Hal Grevant, troubling times indeed.
It appears these Dark side actions of Krath Dynasty have shaken the Galactic Alliance's trust in the Krath Empire. In addition, these actions call into question Emperor Kell's stability and sanity. While we wish the newly formed Empire well and glory in their future conquests, we do also ask that they perhaps take a more subtle approach to their evilness, lest they are left behind by their only allies.
TRADEGY STRIKES TRINEBULON NEWS! It is with a heavy heart that I, Chester Manfellow, need to announce the passing of Kate Franksword. She was murdered today just outside of our coporate headquarters by none other than our "sick" work-skipping former investigator. The man is currently being hunted by law enforcement, but alas we fear that he may not be caught. Also, I promise that I didn't do it. I swear. I saw it happen, though. I was the only person that saw it happen. Anyway, we're hoping to introduce a new anchor next week! If you feel like you have what it takes to be an anchor of the Weekly Happenstance, please send your holonet applications over to our holomail box at TriNebulonNews dot holo! We'll announce the winner on next week's episode of... THE WEEKLY HAPPENSTANCE!
That's all for tonight's broadcast of TriNebulon News Presents: The Weekly Happenstance. We thank you for tuning in and we wish you all a happy week!
Camera drones can be seen buzzing around a giant field of open land created by an intersection of several main roads leading through the city. The sun is slowly making its way above the horizon. Despite the early hour, the plaza is filled to the brim with sentients of all races, sub-races and genders, humming anxiously in waiting of things to come. It would seem the entire city has gathered for what is about to happen. Two lines of heavily armored elite guards are guarding a narrow empty strip of land connecting the Palace itself and a large circular podium in the centre of the Plaza. Members of the Krath security can be seen dispersed through the area.
All of a sudden, a sharp crescendoing tone cuts through the morning breeze. One note, two, three. The horn choir drowns out every single sound and signals that the preparations have come to an end. The massive palace door opens with a thunderous sound to reveal a duo of sentients standing behind it. Once the door ceases its movement, the two start making their way to the stage. The crowd, silenced by the horns, bursts into cheers and ovations as they start to recognize the pair. Kalzel Gryjiss, a scarred Nautolan wearing something half-way between a worn robe and a suit of armor and Cuyan Hulo, a behemoth of a Mandalorian, clad from head to toe in a crimson set of armor, more suited for a battlefield than a ceremony. As they reach the podium, the crowd pipes down, anxious to hear the news. Cuyan approaches the speaker's stand and addresses the crowd.
"Men and women of the Krath Dynasty. During these past months we have faced trials the likes of which we have never before encountered. Varro Belle's betrayal did not only damage us in a literal sense, but also provided a painful realization of what we had become. We left ourselves exposed and defenseless in our decadence. We were too late to act and many of our comrades have paid the highest of prices for our mistakes. The Krath Dynasty was picked apart by vultures and burned away in the flames started by those we once considered friends."
The crowd now rests in nigh-absolute silence. It would seem that the Mandalorian's words have pulled more than one heartstring. Leaning against the podium, Cuyan raises his voice.
"The Dynasty failed to protect its citizens. The Dynasty had failed to maintain control within its territory. The Dynasty needs to evolve if we are to survive - and thrive. Today marks the end of an era for Krath and her denizens. Today marks the end of a dynasty, and the birth of an empire! People of Krath I give you your emperor, Lazarus Kell!"
Cuyan takes a step back and salutes in tandem with Kalzel as they set their sight on something beyond the skyline. Soon after the sound of an ATR-6 engine fills the plaza as the ship descends on the podium. The entrance opens and a massive Amani dressed in regal black robes steps out. The crowd goes wild as Lazarus addresses the crowd with his hands raised. Taking to the podium, the emperor nods to the two commanders who salute and then take a few steps back. After waiting for the crowd to calm down again, Lazarus starts his speech.
"My people, the past few months have been taxing on us all. The name Varro Belle brings back many memories and reminds us of the open wounds that weren't yet given proper time to heal. The internal strife has struck both the general populace and the ruling apparatus. Belle's betrayal has exposed our weaknesses, capitalized on our apathy. We were caught with our metaphorical pants down and I will be the first to admit that. The Krath Dynasty has proven a great state. But our lack of attention to its needs had left it vulnerable. When Belle executed several high-ranking members of the state and made away with our ships, it was more than an act of betrayal; it was a warning that if things continue this way, there will soon be no Krath left. Changes were in order. And today, those changes will be set to motion."
Looking around the crowd, Lazarus draws breath and continues.
"I know many of you out there will agree that a simple name change means nothing. Words are but sounds in the wind and need to be backed by actions in order to gain weight. And as you know, nearly all important historical events are written in blood. Lord Imperator, bring out our guests."
The door of the ATR opens once more, this time revealing not one, but three sentients. In the center stands a tall figure covered entirely in black armor. On his left, a tall, lanky human with white hair, clearly unsure about all the attention centered on the stage. On his right an unknown sentient dressed in bloodied rags with cuffs on his hands and a sack hood over his head. The trio steps outside with some physical persuasion needed in the ragged man's case. Lazarus smiles and turns back to the audience.
"Ladies and gentlemen, the man to the right of Lord Imperator Talak Kasra is none other than Tobias Frost, grandson of the late Grand Moff of Pentastar Marcus Nightcloud. The man to Talak's left is someone that, I believe, doesn't need nor deserve introducing.
Talak brings his armored foot down on his prisoner's calf and forces him to the ground before quite unceremoniously removing the sack hood obscuring his face. A series of gasps runs through the crowd, quickly replaced by angry screams and voices of protest. Several men and women try to climb over the legionnaires guarding the stage, their eyes filled with hatred and murder. The man in rags lifts his head in an attempt to clear the greasy hair from his bruised face. Once satisfied he blinks several times to adjust his eyes to the light and smirks. His yellowish skin shows a network of fresh scars and bruises, with his eyes drooped and sunk, hinting at the conditions he was kept in prior to this reveal. Lazarus extends his arms and waits for the crowd to calm down again.
"This man has committed heinous crimes against the people of Krath. After masquerading as an ally, he betrayed our trust and sought to ally himself with our enemies. After having been turned down, he attempted to hide with his former comrades and later tried to betray them as well. His capture has been an organized effort from not only Krath, but many of its allies, both old and new."
Lazarus now turns directly to Varro, while the rest of the men present on the podium take several steps back in order to reach safe distance. Lazarus stares the defiant Mirialan directly in his eyes and continues.
"Varro Belle, for theft of Krath property, murder of Krath citizens and high treason against Krath and her laws, I hereby sentence you to death. The execution will take place immediately."
Extending an arm towards the kneeling man, Lazarus concentrates and lifts him into the air. The video feed goes blurry and a large sign appears at the bottom of the screen saying "Video feed has been censored due to excessive amounts of violence and gore. An uncensored version is available for viewing on the KrathNet news channel." http://swc-krath.net/holonet/the-end-of-an-era/
Gree Press Release: Rise of the Enclave
18.75, Gree, Gree IV
The Gree Trade Authority and the Gree Enclave today announced that the organizations have entered into an agreement by which the Authority will combine with the Enclave in a merger designed to bolster the struggling government. The Gree Trade Authority, a multi-billion credit trade corporation based in Gree, has agreed to fold its leadership and operations under the Gree Enclave banner. The Enclave was created when control of the system was removed from a notorious criminal syndicate and returned to the hands of its citizens, forming a new government for the long-oppressed star system. Since the date of its founding, however, the Gree Enclave has experienced a severe lack of funding and experienced leaders - analysts suggest that this is what prompted the merger between the Authority and Enclave.
"Effective immediately, the Gree Trade Authority and Gree Enclave have merged under the Enclave's banner," stated the Authority's Chief Executor Tomas o`Cuinn in an early news conference. "This is a huge step forward for the citizens of the Gree system, with us bringing our [the Authority's] success and expertise to the government we have had a long and beneficial relationship with. They have struggled for years in their efforts to govern Gree, but I'm confident that this merger between my company and the government will see Gree into new heights of success and independence."
"The Gree Enclave has struggled on its own for too long," added Sidon Ithano, First Grandmaster of the Gree Enclave, who also spoke at the brief news conference. "We fully believe that this combining of efforts between Authority and Enclave will greatly benefit the citizens of Gree. We expect the Authority's leadership and membership to integrate seamlessly into our government and efficiently streamline our operations and organization as well as they did with their company's. As part of the agreement, I will be stepping down as First Grandmaster of the Enclave and Mr. o`Cuinn will step into the position."
Analysts have pointed out that this merger comes just a few days after the Gree system's population, recorded during a routine galactic census, achieved a higher count than the other five systems in the sector combined. On top of this, representatives of the various galactic regulatory bodies have confirmed that legal governorship of the Gree sector was transferred into the jurisdiction of the Gree Enclave, a stark departure from the long-term control of the Black Sun syndicate. Some legal experts have suggested that Black Sun's almost exclusive focus on other sectors, combined with the reported lawlessness of territories under their influence and stagnating presence in the Gree sector, likely played a major role in the decision to transfer legal jurisdiction to the Gree Enclave. Despite these widely-accepted changes, many experts agree that the Galactic Empire and Imperial Union are unlikely to recognize the Gree Enclave's expanding role in the middle of Black Sun's influence, and that it is only a matter of time before the criminal syndicate employs its infamous underhanded strategies to muscle and bribe their way back into influence, regardless of relevant legalities.
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"This is exactly the opportunity we here at the Eidola Department of Legal Embezzlement have been waiting for," said spokeswoman Meera Wubb in a statement to the Galactic News Service. "For some reason, previous banking companies just didn't want to store our treasure in a top secret bank account that couldn't be traced back to us. They all claimed they were 'too legitimate' to deal with us, even after we pinky promised that all funds were legally obtained through proper channels under Eidola's authorized Finders Keepers policy. But not so with CorEx! As soon as we discovered that the company was now being led by a Sith Lord, we just knew it had to be politically neutral and DTF. That's 'down to finance' in banking terminology, of course."
The department director, Meira Wabb, personally delivered the first load of pirate booty to the nearest CorEx location. She spoke highly of her experience.
"The tellers were extremely professional and courteous when they learned that it was my first time," Wabb reported. "They wasted absolutely no time in taking all my money and locking it out of my reach. I was in and out like a greased up Twi'lek! I highly recommend the experience to anyone looking for a money storage so secure even you won't be able to make withdrawals! After all, if you can't access your credits, neither can the thieves. 10/10, would use again."
High praise indeed from the galaxy's oldest and most reputable government. With CorEx legitimately transferred to Sith control following a perfectly mundane and not the least bit suspicious accident befalling its prior CEO, pirates and smugglers across the galaxy can rejoice at last at having a top notch banking company to fulfill all their needs, even the financial ones.
ILLODIA - ILLODIA (Courier Communications) - On Y18D58, the citizens of The Pentastar Alignment of Powers celebrated Alignment Day. This year marks the 4th anniversary of the reorganization and founding of the Pentastar Alignment from various smaller organizations.
As citizens celebrated on the streets, the traditional State of the Alignment Speech was given to the annual joint assembly of the councils by the Grand Moff.
Reporters were live to witness the speech by Grand Moff Solarius Masha and have compiled a few noteworthy excerpts listed below:
âThis year has both been one filled with many achievements and one filled with many losses. First of all we would like to celebrate our continued close association with the Krath Dynasty, our allies in the Rift Alliance. Of the member of the Rift Alliance, I would like to specifically recognize the Krath Dynasty, Corporate Alliance and Kingdom of Elysia for the extensive help given to the Alignment this past yearâ¦â
â...we suffered many losses and we grieve for those lost in their fight and our continued struggle to those who oppose our founding principles; Peace, Order, and Justice. To this end, to commemorate the fallen; I have given permission to design a grand mausoleum complex to house the remains of the honored fallenâ¦â
âThis year we expect to finish up old projects, and redouble our efforts to continue to expand our industrial capacity. The order has been given to lift many restrictions in place in hiring practices to attract the best talent available in the galaxyâ¦â
Following the speech, a moment of silence was declared for reflection before citizens resumed their usual celebrations on throughout the evening.
Addendum in memoriam: We honor those who have fallen while on service to the Alignment.
Marcus Nightcloud - A moff of the Pentastar Alignment, died by execution by Executer Seele of the Galactic Empire after being captured by the treacherous Varro Belle. He will be remembered for his loyalty to the Alignment until the very end. Was long considered the successor to Grand Moff Solarius Masha.
Chokk Ovin Jix - Supreme Commander of the Pentastar Alignment forces, lost in action after being betrayed by a friend and given to the illegitimate Zann Consortium government. Known for reorganizing the Pentastar Patrol, and the intel department.
Jax Azenforth - A moff of the Pentastar Alignment, died of natural causes. He is known for spearheading the TPAâs effort to join the Rift Alliance and many current economic agendas in place to this day.
WYNTH -- As former CEO Geoff Jackson remains in a coma, the Honnete Mercantiles Capital Group (HMCG) has appointed Mikel von Bianchi as the new head of CorEx. Although Jackson's medical issues forced HMCG - majority shareholders in CorEx following a purchase by the group, which counts noted galactic businessman Togan Jano among its board members - to move forward more quickly with its plans, sources have told us that Jackson and HMCG had agreed to part ways several weeks ago, which was to be effective at the end of his current contract term. Unverified reports indicate that HMCG was unhappy with Jackson's running of the bank, though they stress that CorEx remains in good position to regain its previous luster under more focused leadership.
Incoming CEO Mikel von Bianchi was introduced at a meeting of top CorEx shareholders today at CorEx's headquarters on Wynth. Although some sentients appeared holographically from around the galaxy, many others decided to appear in person at the event, as interest is high following news of Lord Bianchi's appointment as chief executive of the galaxy's flagship financial institution.
Lord Bianchi's remarks to the shareholders focused mainly on his ideas for new CorEx products and services that look to revitalize the finance industry. "CorEx will renew its claim on the title of the galaxy's most client-friendly bank," Lord Bianchi was quoted as saying. "With new products and services focused on the security and privacy of your transactions, consumer confidence in CorEx's offerings will reach an all-time high."
A source who was in attendance at the meeting provided readouts of the business plans given to shareholders that outlined Lord Bianchi's proposals. The incoming CEO stressed accountability as one of the main tenets of his plan.
"Several new CorEx features will ensure peace of mind and anonymity in banking transactions. Anonymous accounts will allow investors to transfer funds without records of those transactions being subject to examination by CorEx staff or unsavory outside groups. Importantly, CorEx accounts will not be visible to banking staff except in cases of emergency, when an account representative will have to request your permission to view your information in our advanced holonet system.
"Additionally, the introduction of CorEx's new SAFETradeÂ® system will provide escrow payment services for all types of galactic financial transactions. CorEx branches and banking displays in markets galaxy-wide are being updated to include this technology which will roll out shortly for a nominal fee, or complimentary for our highest balance transaction accounts."
It's said that Lord Bianchi also addressed concerns regarding his former connections to the Galactic Empire, stressing his desire to maintain the bank as a neutral party. "I have with a heavy heart resigned all positions within the Empire," the CEO stated, "and look to improve relations with those groups that may have felt slighted by CorEx in the past.
"I realize that I have some work to do to deserve your trust, and I will be striving to build the market's confidence in my neutrality, and hope to promote that confidence by introducing these and more security features into the CorEx banking system."
Markets have already risen on the news of Lord Bianchi's appointment, with analysts at the Outer Rim Consortium of Economists as well as the Kuat Society of Finance praising the selection of the billionaire businessman, politician, and philanthropist. "Lord Bianchi most recently oversaw a revitalization of the Imperial Corporate sector, completing significant milestones in the development of trade and commerce in the Outer Rim. He also brings direct experience in banking, having led the famed Universal Network Bank for some time."
RNN Headquarters, REPUBLICA -- The New Republic Intelligence Service announced an unexpected development in the case of former New Republic citizen, Kara Webb, today. Investigators have been looking into Mrs Webb ever since her defection to the Galactic Empire approximately two weeks ago. In a briefing jointly held with Republic Medical, a new revelation was announced.
âWhile examining Mrs Webbâs belongings, we found an unusual device,â said lead investigator Sidara Ming. âIt appeared similar in size and shape to an Imperial C1 comlink. Further inspection revealed that this communicator was in fact a delivery medium for an aerosolised agent. We sent the device to Republic Medical for testing.â
âDuring the course of our tests,â said Doctor Jen Eyan, âWe discovered the remains of a genetically-engineered pheromone-producing spore. This spore bears the markers and genetic structure of several different species ranging from Abyssin to Zeltron. The genetic material discovered matches up with many of the species most oppressed by the Empire, and according to reports, those most prone to unexplained disappearance.â
Republic Medicalâs full report described the effect the pheromone produced during computer simulation. Simulated subjects exposed to what the report refers to as 'Pheromone-K' developed symptoms including paranoia, depression, short temper, irritability and confusion. In advanced subjects, this eventually developed into an inability to think clearly, a reduced ability to deal with change or make rational choices and a high susceptibility to suggestion.
It is believed that Kara Webb was exposed to this agent, thus explaining recent changes in her behaviour, including: memory lapses, bouts of anger, resignation from her Senate position only to resume her duties a few hours later and eventually in her leaving the New Republic altogether.
âIt explains a great deal,â said Ghon Webb, her husband. âShe changed a lot in the few weeks before she left. She stopped talking to me. Usually neither of us would ever do anything life-changing without discussing it with the other. She did it more and more often, resigning from the Senate, leaving the NR, joining the Empire. In the past she would have never dreamed of not at least mentioning what she was thinking or feeling. It felt like I was losing her long before she actually left.â
It is believed that exposure to this spore and its pheromones is also responsible for a rash of unusual actions by a number of other former New Republic citizens. Ashley Stanley, Karaâs padawan was the first to display noticeable symptoms, indicating that she was perhaps the first to trigger the device. It is believed to have been originally taken by Kara as a trophy from Derra, as it was found with a number of other discarded or battle-damaged Imperial items.
Ashely Stanley was a lover of Jasper Merlyn. Merlyn himself recently fled the New Republic after being found guilty of espionage. He was joined in his escape by a number of other people who were close to both him and Kara, indicating that one or all three may have been 'patient zero'.
Doctor Jen Eyan said: âNow that we know what we are looking for, Republic Medical believes that we are able to successfully test for the presence of the spore, however all tests so far have come back clear. It is non-contagious after infection except in cases where the spores may linger on clothes and belongings as a result of initial exposure. Its regenerative properties, gained from its Abyssin genetics, maintain the spore at a pheromone-producing stage of its life cycle, preventing it from ever reaching a reproductive stage. This makes it persistent once in a system, but unlikely to spread from person to person except in the hours immediately following exposure. Whether this is intentional or a flaw in the design, is unknown.â
The origin of the spore still remains uncertain, however most signs point towards it being an experimental Imperial bio-weapon that may have been in testing on Derra IV. It has long been suspected that the metamorphosis virus outbreak of Year 14 was an Imperial attempt to test an inverted version of the Year 4 strain which only targeted humans. This theory has long been supported by the fact that a disproportionate number of Imperial officers and soldiers on Derra were unaffected by the metamorphosis virus that tore through most other camps.
Karaâs infection with such a weapon has sparked the worry that the Empire has other weapons or more effective versions. Since joining the New Order, Karaâs behaviour has further altered. Speech pattern analysts from the University of Tythe, upon studying recent speeches made by Kara on behalf of the Empire and comparing them speeches made during her time as Chief of State, noted marked differences. âHer speech patterns no longer resemble her own. She speaks in a far more imperious tone than she had possessed even a few weeks before. In fact, the words she uses and the manner in which she delivers them are almost identical to speeches delivered by Imperial Executor Seele. Before, I would have jokingly said it was as if she is being puppeted or controlled under severe brainwashing. Given RepMedâs findings, Iâm afraid that joke might be too real for comfort.â
Reports that Kara Webb may be under Imperial manipulation were further supported by a news report published by the Theed Inquisitor, a local Naboo publication. In the wake of an Imperial announcement that Mira Webb was with her mother on Coruscant a brief search was conducted on Theed, where Mira Webb attends school during the year under the guardianship of her aunt Essara OliÃ©. The search was concluded when members of the Royal Naboo Security Forces found Mira enjoying her afternoon art class.
Miraâs father, Ghon Webb, while being a New Republic Senator is also a Naboo by birth and holds dual New Republic and Trade Federation citizenship. The High Court of the Trade Federation has published an official opinion regarding the implications of citizenship upon families: âIndividuals either born within the Trade Federation, or born to a Trade Federation citizen, are by law citizens of the Trade Federation.â
The High Court made subsequent statements on more specific questions regarding the movement of children and the welfare of children under their law: âOnly a parent, citizen or not citizen, who has received an order, from the appropriate Sector Court of the Trade Federation, stating they are the sole legal custodian of the child would be allowed to remove the child from Trade Federation space. Without that occurring, it is the Court's responsibility to see to the welfare and safekeeping of any child that is a citizen of the Trade Federation, and that is best accomplished with the child remaining within the Trade Federation territory, and preferably in the Sector of the child's home world, or home world of its parent or parents. [â¦]The Trade Federation Court has a responsibility to the citizens of the Trade Federation to provide a fair and proper legal system to properly protect the rights of the citizens of the Federation and to bring about just retribution against those who would deny the citizens of the Federation their rights. This is equally applicable to any minor or child of the Trade Federation, and the Court will ensure that any minor or child receives all the protections that Trade Federation Law affords them.â
The independent verification of Mira Webbâs whereabouts, as well as the legal ramifications had Kara removed her from her father without legal grounds, calls into doubt the Empireâs recent assertion that Kara took her daughter with her when she left the New Republic. Flight logs and ship manifests along Karaâs journey to The Core show only one declared passenger, and focus scans of her ship as she departed New Republic space confirmed only one passenger on board. The images displayed by the Empire intentionally obscured the features of the supposed Mira Webb making her identity unverifiable and show other evidence of photo manipulation. It is not yet known if Kara is a willing participant in the Galactic Empireâs duplicity or if she has been influenced into believing that the girl in the images is really her daughter.
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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