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Hello, and welcome to another special report from the Black Sun News Network. I am Ariana Howitt with the latest news from Altora III. Until a few days ago, the planet was under the control of Biotech. Due to the recent embezzlement of public funds and assets by a traitor within Biotech's ranks, the people of Altora rejected the medical company and declared their independence. The following transition period was marked by riots and looting by the unhappy populace. Dark Prince Jeor Knight saw the instability in the region and took it upon himself to bring peace and order to the people of Altora III. He brought with him the promise of economic renewal and stability.
Realizing that he could turn this into an opportunity to tackle two humanitarian crises at the same time, Dark Prince Knight has promised that Altora III's economy will be bolstered by an influx of refugees of the Galactic Civil War that have been clamouring to join Black Sun in return for steady work and housing. Many of the refugees volunteered to help with the stabilization efforts on the plant, risking reprisals from Biotech as they fought to regain control of the population.
Christine Apotheosis, Vigo of Defence, has been organizing the Blades in their construction efforts. We were lucky enough to get a field reporter to one of her briefings with the mobilized volunteers. With the aid of a translator, she stressed the importance of respecting the local people's customs and current infrastructure while carrying out construction projects with the efficiency that has come to be associated with the Blades of the Prince since she assumed command. "The Blades train for a swift response. Today, we achieved that. Thank you to all those participating in the reconstruction efforts. These people have asked for the protection of Black Sun and their well-being is our first priority."
Banquo Knox, Vigo of Shadows and former leader of Biotech, was seen leading the Black Sun humanitarian aid forces. We managed to get a brief moment of his time and he had this to say: "Biotech has grown weak and bloated in its indolence. It has become a cancer on the people of this planet, feeding on them and giving nothing back. Like a good doctor, we are simply treating the sickness and removing the tumour."
Vilicus Kira Morbus is being commended for striking a blow for justice, arresting the instigator of the rebellion, Erne Scott, and executing him for treason and his attempts to blackmail the throne. With his death, Biotech surrendered the last of their assets on the planet and the remnants of their forces retreated, cementing the future of Altora III.
This concludes our breaking news special report. To the people of Altora III, Black Sun welcomes you with open arms. You are now part of the ever-growing collective; the Family Council has promised to bring honour and profit back to your planet.
TFNN - Forsetti, Taanab System, Zeemacht Cluster
The Trade Federation welcomed back a group of its Force users from a one-month journey to the Arkanis sector today. Inside sources indicate that the Trade Federationâs Evocati Order took an extended tour of New Republic-governed Tatooine. Accompanying the Evocati as a sign of diplomatic unity, and as an opportunity to advance together, were other Force users from the Galactic Concordiate. Mandalore, Tion Hegemonyâs Voss Mystics, and the Aurodium Legion were all well represented among the numerous members of the Evocati Order, including part of the Evocatiâs Inner Circle.
âThe Council suggested that we could learn much about focus and meditation from the Monks at Bâomarr. Their methods certainly differed from what we were accustomed to,â said one passenger aboard TFE Trepidation. In addition to engaging dialogue with the Bâomarr Order, the group used the opportunity to exchange new ideas and skills between the Sects of the Evocati and the groups of the Galactic Concordiate. An emphasis was placed on honing tactical skills as the group cleared city outskirts of deadly wildlife and gang members. This provided ample opportunity to directly apply their specialized skills as a group and formulate contributions suitable to their individual strengths.
To also provide a cultural experience, the voyage ventured to other locations on Tatooine, such as the Port of Mos Eisley, local homesteads, a rumored gang-related palace, and the well-known city of Anchorhead. The last location became an important component of their expedition as the coterieâs interest in archaeology drove them to look for any remaining components of the Star Forge Map in the desert sands. Though off to a surprising start with the appearance of a Krayt Dragon and subsequent extermination by Mandaloreâs Venari Haliat, the Evocati were successful in recovering a few pieces of this relic with the help of a local excavation crew. The Evocati Orderâs Council of Masters released this statement: âThe time for our Order to partake in a distant adventure had long expired. Master Semper initially envisioned our expedition and the success of the endeavor is attributed to all of those who took part.â The recovered antiques will be on display in a museum on the groupâs home world.
Though a rewarding experience in many regards, the groupâs visit was planned for just one month of time. They were very grateful for the opportunity to explore the New Republicâs territory and were sure to relay that. New Republic officials responded in kind:
The order has no specific plans for another similar expedition, but has made it clear that such endeavors will be become more common place to promote the unity of allied Force users. For now, the various members of the Galactic Concordiate will be busy with their standard duties.
Asher II, Asher quot; Year 17 Day 293 quot; After a yearlong restructure Cybot Galactica has officially opened its doors once again to the public.
Cybot Galactica, the premier name in droid technologies, has not had an easy year as it reorganized its core business model over the past twelve months. Known for years as the creators of the popular LIN-Series Miner, Cybot Galactica released the design of the droid to public domain slightly over a year ago on the 233rd day of Year 17. When asked why the company would release their intellectual property to the public for free when it had been their core business model, CEO Dex Sehrin had this to say:
âThe LIN-Series Miner was created by some of the greatest minds that the industry has to offer, and we have profited greatly by the sale of this droid. However, in the nearly 10 years we had been producing and selling the droid we saw a marked decrease in the number of mine collapses across the galaxy. We firmly believe in making the galaxy a better place. As our production capacity was not enough to fully service the galaxy with the much needed droid in the incredible quantities required, we decided to allow all registered mining corporations access to our designs so that they could produce them in-house and ensure that as few of their employees would be at risk as possible Of course, there is always the bonus that the little droids are incredibly adept at finding new deposits in old mines, allowing the companies using them to make their mines even more profitable, but if that entices them to make their workers safer, then it truly is a win-win scenario.â
After the release of the LIN-Series Miner to the public, Cybot Galactica stocks plummeted to one of their lowest points in the past eleven years since the company's founding. However, with over 95 percent of the company owned by the CEO and no investors to answer to, Cybot Galactica was able to weather the storm of its massive financial hit and recover.
Over the past year under the direction of its new CEO, Cybot Galactica stocks are at their highest value ever and the company has begun pivoting in a new direction. Mr. Sehrin had the following to say about Cybot's future:
âOver the past year Cybot Galactica has been rapidly expanding. Weâve increased our production capacity significantly and have begun using it in full to produce all of the droid the citizens of the galaxy need. Weâve been producing TT-8L Sentry droids en-masse for personal security systems. Our piloting droids are some of the best money can buy. Weâve been ramping up production of the T-Series Tactical Droid for personal security and of the Probe Droid for effective sensor nets to keep you safe and informed of your surroundings. As well our WED-Series âTreadwellâ repair droids are the best repair droids money can buy. Of course one canât forget the infamous 3PO Protocol Droid which can take care of all your personal needs and is fluent in over six million forms of communication ensuring that no matter what you need done, you can always do business.
âOf course all of our droids come with a lifetime guarantee. If your droid become damaged in any way, simply bring it to our Asher Depot and we will replace your droid free of cost.â
âItâs taken us nearly a year to recover from the financial blow we took giving away the core of our business for free, however the galaxy is a better place for it. The rate of mines collapsing has plummeted and hundreds of thousands, if not millions of sentients are safer for it.â
Cybot Galactica has announced that in honor of its Grand Reopening it will be allowing visitors to tour the Asher system in a luxury over the next three weeks. Guided tours will be given of Cybotâs production facilities and the Asher II hunting preserves will be opened to visitors.
Rumors have surfaced as well that at the end of the three-week period Cybot Galactica will offer visitors luxury accommodations about the C-3 Passenger Liner Star of Calivir free of charge to the Opening Ceremonies of a new game show they are releasing to the public. Insider sources from Cybot Galactica have been calling it âThe Droid Colosseumâ and have hinted that it is some sort of endurance challenge against combat droids where everyone who participates walks away with prizes. When approached CEO Sehrin would neither confirm nor deny the validity of the rumors but suggested we keep our eyes peeled for future updates.