A crashed en-route to Onderon from the Outer Rim. Ship was later found on the Dxun Moon. GNW received reports that a distress beacon was activated carrying a message of an unidentified ship attacking. When men were dispatched, they found no one on board, not even the bodies. All logs were wiped clean and evidence of ion charges on the hull of the ship suggesting it was disabled. Then on board, They found scorch markings from blaster fire. They recover holo footage suggesting troopers in black armor (First Order style) were behind it. Yet their affiliation is unknown. Their cargo was missing and pieces of the ship were salvaged. GNW will keep you update on this investigation as it comes.
-A GNW editorial
The war between the Galactic Federation of Free Republics (GFFR) and Seraphin Empire shows no sign of ending just yet. Tython is still occupied by the Seraphin forces. The situation on core and outter rim GFFR worlds is deteriorating with the prices of food and fuel sky rocketing and black market traders profiteering from the situation.
GNW however spoke to civilians around the Galaxy to understand how the war is affecting them. In particular workers of the Trident Weapons and Ship Factory are extremely upset at the working conditions having had to work over time. “It’s disgraceful, we work more than 15 hours a day and with no overtime or raise in wages!” a worker told us.
At the same time the war has driven up commodity prices of Phrik and Bronzium, both metals used for making weapons, armor and ship hulls has increased substantially driving up the share prices of the Trident Weapons and Ship Factory by over 10 times.
“It’s just good business” said Shuume Dacaash, Chairman of the Galactic Merchant Bank and CEO of Dacaash Holdings, “We took some risks and invested in loss making mines, turning them around, remember… there are no free lunches”
The Togrutan Workers Union a big source of factory labour threatened to go on strike if working conditions were not improved. Lunch it seems just got a lot more expensive for everyone.
So GNW asks, is this war just a big conspiracy to make a few people richer? Stay tuned!
GNW had the rare honor of traveling to Geonosis and speaking with the Grand General General Darcrux. GNW also had special permission to take holo recordings of our visit. On our visit it was apparent that the Shade Regime has dug a new valley out in Geonosis and has total control of this system.
The Grand General informed GNW that he has “…much more in store for our foes” adding that he had “…Many cruisers and strong weapons we’re maintaining here and we plans to work hard to grow the Regime heavily.”
On asked about the GRAE, the Grand General replied that “..An old member of theirs who killed my brother and the former leader of this group Darth Necrosis was there but we believe he’s on the run but a jedi of DJE …The Knight Sir Jessant Cassius..Which I’ve placed a hefty bounty on”he said calmly “Some of my finest hunters will be out of him and his Kin” he continues “DJE also is of not much concern but is a threat ..GRAE we think maybe returned to Endor and we know they are working hard also to retaliate back against us”
The Grand General also issued a threat to Endor “.. In time I will make a strike against the Forest moon but will take some long processing.”
The Grand General told us that “…Geonosis’s valleys are predominantly sand ,we’re doing much much digging and searching for artifacts and managed to surface a temple ” he said with smile “This is where the dark religious side of our group the Shade Regime Imperius studies works their force training” he laughs lightly as he continues “We hope to find more through our digging and have much to surface”
On asked if any historical artifacts were found he told us “We’ve discovered alot of old trinkets from Count Dooku and a few archives he took from here long ago ” he nods softly “The Late Dark Count was on Geonosis for abit and left some things during the Clone war”
When we asked the Grand General about the war between the Seraphin Empire and the GFFR, and if the Shade Regime planned to side with Seraphin, he declined, saying “We right now have the former Queen of Alderaan in our carbonite ,Seraphin though have no quarrels with we remain neutral with nor will side with them ”
On asked why the former Queen of New Alderaan was captured, GNW received this explanation “..New Alderaan in the past has been much a threat to us ..along seeing they are ties to GRAE and among many other of our enemies she’s a good hostage and suspect to take”
In conclusion the Grand General added “We’ve found some Kyber Crystal resources here which My Grand Marauder is investigating and handling” he calmly sits back “The Hutts I’d be glade to do business with in all due time also ” he shrugs brushing a gray from his face “I much to process and plan these on coming weeks”
and added “I also have a few traitors in former groups I was with that will be a target , some that contaminate my home world of Kalee ..for those still there there will be swift strike on them soon ” he chuckles “And we are calling on ALL former ex clone troopers, troopers who are lone and those who are mercenaries ” he said calmly “we are starting to enlist as many as possible ..Along with anyone force sensitive for our Imperious group”
[The Dark Valley of Geonosis is a second life SWRP sim and is open for roleplay, do check it out]
Many year’s ago, in what we now call 0 BBY, humanity was nearly destroyed when our original homeworld of Alderaan was disintegrated by a weapon most evil.
Many lost their lives and many lost hope that day. Many were resigned to believe that those who spread hate, oppression and evil had won. Indeed on that dark day it did seem like all was lost, including our home, our world.
However the lessons of the subsequent events teach us to never give up in our darkest hour. The forces of love, compassion and justice will never be extinguished by the Darkness. The smallest spark of faith can dispel the blackest night.
This is my message to all Alderaanians as I stand before you on the soil of New Alderaan. Through the struggles of our ancestors we rebuilt our home, our entire planet, turned a hostile planetoid into a thriving system and preserved our values. Let this never be forgotten as we sail through the stormy and tranquil waters of life. On this Memorial Day we do not look back to the past but we are inspired by it to make a better future.
These are challenging times when we are at war with Seraphin and today I got the news that our former Queen , the well loved Lady Rebellia was kidnapped by rogue elements. I want to reassure you that we will bring her back at all costs. The sacrifices of our ancestors will not go in vain!
The Galactic Federation of Free Republics (GFFR) was founded by systems and groups who left the New Republic for one reason or another. That task wasn’t easy and I can say that some systems and group left and we were hanging on by string but we pulled it together and I am standing here today as your madam chair as result of it. I know some our afraid and want to give into the demand of our enemy. It will be easy to continue being the Federation knowing that we surrender to our enemy but can we look our selves in the mirror knowing that we gave up in the time of adversity. Now its not the time to falter. We must stand together as one. I need our Government official, Jedi Consular, Jedi Knights, Smugglers, Gunslingers, Scoundrels, Troopers, Agents, Operatives, Snipers, Bounty Hunters, Powertechs, Mercenaries, nobles, and the average Citizens to stand and declare with one voice that we will not go out into the darkness and we will fight even if it takes our last breathe. I need for those who are willing to fight weather you are part of Federation but wish to be part our fight to coordinate on Yavin IV.
–Madam Chair Tiplaria