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The New Chairwoman Elected from the GFFR

tes_001As we reported, that GFFR had two candidates running for the Chair position. The Candidates were Nyx and Tes.  Yesterday, GFFR held their election and with an overall vote, Tes was victorious.  A completed landslide.  GNW was able to get a statement from the New Chair-Elect.

“I am shocked and honored by the amount of support from my fellow members of the Federation. I can only hope to repay that support and trust they have given me as Chairwoman-elect. I will do everything I can to follow the example that Chairwoman Tiplaria set as a leader and continue her work with the help of the Senate. It will be a team effort to keep the Federation strong and growing stronger, no one can do it alone. Over the next few days, I will be considering the Vice Chair and cabinet picks and I also hope to speak with Madam Chair about the next steps going forward with the current issues the Federation has.

In closing, I look forward to the future of the Federation and what we have coming up, and I hope we see some new and familiar faces in the meetings.”

– Tes

Grand Master Iria’s statement for GNW regarding Jayden and Raven

kalway jedi order logoJayden and Raven were tasked to investigate a prisoner escape from our security cells. Somehow they abandoned that investigation and began investigating the bounty issue that the Hutts apparently placed. During their investigation, they learned that KOJ had become friendly with some of the Hutts. And this caused Jayden and Raven to get a bit bent out of shape.

You see, they have been gone a long time and only recently returned. So I can’t really blame them for not knowing about the Nar Shaddaa Accords or about the events of the Hutt Codex that our own Master Zen not only found, but opened in tact for them, which led some of the Hutts to return to the old ways described in the Codex. These Hutts turned over a new leaf and have been working to become honest entrepreneurs and business owners. These are the Hutts we have been supporting and are friendly with.

But Jayden and Raven were apparently unable to overcome their old prejudice and bigotry. They seem not to be able to accept that a sentient being can grow or change. That’s not to say all Hutts have made this change, and we of course will stand against any Hutt that chooses to do bad things. They could not accept that our embassy on Nar Shaddaa would allow for diplomatic attempts to resolve issues and could serve others besides the Hutts, as well. Had Jayden or Raven sought to ask about any of this, it could have been explained to them. But they chose to cling to their own closemindedness and keep their cups full.

They chose instead to reject their Jedi Council, abandon their Order, and turn rogue. They decided to paint us as if we are turning down a dark path. They tried to paint themselves as the defiant heroes, but only revealed themselves to be speceist and bigoted.

It’s not that surprising really, given some of their past deeds. For example, “Master” Jayden once gave a presentation that was entirely plagiarized from the works of our own Master Zen. He continually refuted any wrong doing even when presented with a word by word, side by side comparison, insisting it was his own original work when clearly it was not. Perhaps it was in part because of this, that they distrusted the work on the Hutt Codex and therefore could not believe any of the Hutts able to change their ways.

Whatever their reasons, their actions were not those of a Jedi. As a result of abandoning the Council and their Order in such a manner, they have both been stripped of any Jedi rank and titles. I would advise anyone to be cautious in any dealings with them.

 
GrandMaster Iria Tuqiri
Kalway Order of Jedi.

Chiss Ascendancy’s Respond to Master Raven and Jayden’s investigation

tes_001“This news report from Master Jayden and Master Raven is troubling and full of inaccurate information. These two could have spared themselves a lot of trouble if they had contacted the proper individuals in question instead of listening to only one party’s side, and we can guess which that is. That of the separatist leader of the new republic faction. Their statement echoes that of the separatist leader’s own statements we’ve heard in the past. Targeting myself, targeting the Kalway Order. This so called investigation is nothing more than a smear campaign during our elections designed to influence the vote.

Two Jedi return from a long absence and instead of speaking with any sort of leadership personnel within their own Order, the Federation, or the Ascendancy at length, they repeat the same things that Valara Kira has spewed in the past. I can only guess that based on reporting from my informants within the separatist faction that these two former members of Kalway are agents acting on behalf of the separatist faction and it’s leader out of desperation since her base and power is shrinking and so she seeks to weaken the Federation and undermine it’s good relations with other groups.”

Breaking News: KOJ Respond to their former members Investigation

maxresdefault copyFirst, Allow me to state that the investigation of these two Kalway Jedi, do not reflect the views of the Kalway Order of Jedi Council.

Secondly, I will also state that while the investigation seemed to have had merit and we appreciate the concern shown by our now former members, allow me to explain the following by form of text attachment. Attached is the full text of the Nar Shaddaa Accords as negotiated by Master Zen Wormser roughly one half standard year before Master Jayden was a Master.

This agreement has been the bulwark of everything the KOJ has done concerning the Hutt Cartels since it’s inception and acceptance by both the Hutt Council and the Jedi Council of Yavin IV. Our actions do NOT interfere in the Hutt culture nor do we have any influence with them.. we can advise and that has been all that has ever been done. It should be noted that it was advised to the Bareesh Clan by Kalway Jedi not to allow bounties to be placed upon officials from the New Republic. This was not followed as is perfectly right as based upon our interpretation of the Jedi Code… We can not interfere in the normal happenings or operations of Hutt Culture nor would we wish to. Our definition of justice is not the same as any other race or group.. this is the same as Hutts.

As for the Hutt involvement with the GFFR, the Hutts had no say in the operations of the GFFR except as an advisory role… This is well known and the fact that the Chiss Ascendency is allied to the Hutts of Nar Shaddaa and Mos Espa has in no way affected their judgment in the proceedings of the GFFR Senate.

I must state that the investigation conducted by these colleagues, did not in any way utilize the resources available to most Jedi of the Order and not only that the key parties involved were not spoken to nor were they given any chance to respond..

The Nar Shaddaa Accords Proposal (final)

RESPONSIBILITIES OF A JEDI OPERATING IN HUTT SPACE

1. A Jedi must inform the Hutt Council, if in the course of their duties they are entering and operating in Hutt space.
2. A Jedi operating in Hutt space must not foment rebellion or encourage others of breaking laws in Hutt space.
3. A Jedi operating in Hutt space must not themselves break hutt law while there. (This includes observation of all taxation and business law)

RIGHTS OF A JEDI OPERATING IN HUTT SPACE

1. Having complied with all three points in the section above, Jedi have the right to enter and operate in Hutt space. A jedi operating in such capacity, as a diplomatic representative will be subject only to the authority of the hutt great council proper and their direct agents.

2. Having complied with all three points in the section above, Jedi have the right to act as mediators in disputes and have the right to have their arbitration heard and considered by the great council in regards to citizens of hutt space. This privilege allows members of the Jedi Order to act in the capacity of arbiter during hutt legal proceedings, allowing them to represent an accused, or to speak for (or as) a petitioner to the great council on matters regarding hutt space and its citizens.

3. Having not complied with any one of the the three points in the section above, a jedi will be subject to arrest and incarceration within hutt space*, by hutt authorities until such time as their order may be contacted to negotiate the terms of their trial, or release upon the authority of the hutt council.

4. Having not complied with any one of the three points in the section above and having been scheduled to trial by hutt court, a jedi may retain another member of their order for their defense in hutt court, whether to act in a martial or civil capacity** (champion or legal representation)
*their is no statute of limitation or restriction on periods of incarceration within hutt space and a prisoner may be held indefinitely until an arrangement is struck with the jedi order.

**a reasonable period of time will be granted for the transport of the legal representation or champion to hutt space to defend the accused.
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That being said, I wish these Jedi well in their search.. but can not concur with their findings.

Master Thalia Spintrus
Sentinel, Kalway Order of Jedi.

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