It is a good sign for the GFFR to have two candidates running for the position of the office of Chair. Not since Queen Jacinda of New Alderaan and former Chairman Marcel Dowding has there been a two-person race. Tiplaria ran her four terms unchallenged by anyone to take her position. GNW got the opportunity to speak with both of the GFFR candidates.
Senator Nyx: If she wishes me to be her Vice Chair I would happily take it. Just as if I had won I would ask her to be Vice Chair. Tes and I both see things need to change.
What kind of changes?
Senator Nyx: One of the rules for the way people are spoken to during interviews. There really really needs to be a protocol, A checklist of sorts to work through. As it seems very dis configured with the way things are run. The way that people speak in the meetings. It should not be open floor until A full check is done for each and every member of the Senate, Going down the line. Then moving to open a business where people can ask for aid, Changes and things to be called on to be voted on. The way the rules are for those who join if they do not have a standing in the galaxy? What if they have proof of standing? And their main place is outside the galaxy but they still have a good standing. That needs to be changed. Weapons and soldiers in the Senate need to be dropped.. guards should wait outside the doors, while weapons are checked with them.
Why do you wish to run for Chair Senator Tes?”
Senator Tes: “Hello, I would like to run in hopes that I may continue on the work that Madam Chair has done so far and lead by her example to strengthen and grow the Federation’s relations with it’s members and forge new alliances.”
If you didn’t win, would you be willing to be Senator Nyx Vice Chair?”
Senator Tes: “Absolutely. In my time speaking with her I’ve learned that she is a strong leader for her people. Her statements in the last meeting all had merit. She would be a unique leader to say the least but I have no doubt she would be a good Chairwoman.”
In your earlier statement, you said you want to strengthen and grow the federation’s relations with it’s members and forge new Alliances. How are you planning to do that and do you have anyone you wish to align with once you become The chair?”
Senator Tes: “During the last Senate meeting Nyx brought up an important matter about bringing stronger internal civility within the Senate. It’s no secret that Ani has certain takes on Non-Chiss, but her exchanges with Nyx have been the most frequent. I would ask Nyx to be my Vice Chair is she wished and work with her to accomplish that goal of hers as well as the others. I would also attempt to reestablish relations and membership with Dantooine and Tython within the Federation, as well as other worlds. With the Senate’s approval, I would try to see about reopening diplomatic channels with the New Republic as well for starters. There was one other thing I had considered, with the support of the Senate I would like to open a citizen membership for the people of the galaxy so that they may become members of the Federation and attend meetings to let us know what the common people of the galaxy have to say.”
GNW learned that next month will be Madam Chair Tiplaria last term of office of Chair. She will not be able to run another term as Chair of the Galatic Federation of the Free Republic. GNW traveled to Yavin IV to have an interview with the Madam Chair and here is what she had to say.
Is next month your last term of office?
Madam Chair Tiplaria: Greetings GNW and to all your viewers. I suppose your viewers would like to know if it is true that next month will be my last month as Chair of the GFFR. This indeed is the truth unless the Senate votes to allow me to have another term of office but if that is not the case, The Senate will be starting election next month. The new Chair will start in January and I plan to support whoever that may be. Any citizen of the GFFR who wishes to run may run as a candidate.
Do you have any regrets?
Madam Chair Tiplaria: My time as Chairwoman had its ups and its down but overall I wouldn’t change a thing. One of the sad point as Chair was losing Tython. I felt like I lost her on my watch but losing her put me in the state where I felt that GFFR needed to grow and add more members and we have done that. GFFR is in good shape for whoever may take over when I step down. There are some things I left undone but hopefully, the new Chair can fix what I couldn’t do. There were so many of our force sensitive citizen we couldn’t heal because the Hutt wanted too much for a crystal we needed.
What are your future plans?
Madam Chair Tiplaria: I am excited about the future of the GFFR and where it is going and I plan to go back to working in the Senate as Yavin IV senator if she would have me. There are a lot of talks in the Senate about where the GFFR is heading. I will not tell you what they are. All your viewers will just have to wait and see what we plan to do in the coming years. I can tell you that you may be amazed. There is no Government in my view that comes close to the GFFR and that is saying a lot.
Gryff McCallen is a prisoner I am told that was transferred from Mos Eisley into GFFR Custody. He was captured by Soron Skirata of Clan Skirata. Our sources, tell us that there were terrorist attacks on Mos Eisley and Fel Empire put a bounty on him.
Gryff McCallen is a well-known Merchant who would visit Yavin IV from time to time selling fruits and vegetables. He is also the former leader of the Star Wind Clan.
At this moment, he is being held in one of the cells on Yavin IV. KOJ Grandmaster Iria has no plans of turning him over to anyone, not even to the Federation until they get more answers of why a bounty has been placed on Gryff McCallen.
Will this issue of one prisoner divide certain members of the GFFR? Can Yavin IV and the Fel Empire come to some type of agreement? Only time will tell. GNW will keep you update as soon as we learn more.
With our Communication satellites across the known galaxy, GNW picked up this warning message from Captain Durso
If you found this message you may still be able to spare your lives. I am recording this message in hopes of saving would be travelers the same fate as I. My ship became disabled and I landed on the station having little choice otherwise. The station is all but abandoned, less a few unnatural guest still roaming about. The asteroid has become a center of the evil of which I have never felt before. While most things on the station are explainable there are things happening that defy reality. It would also appear I was not the first to venture in this area of Hutt space. A cargo ship carrying a most horrendous creature called a Massif landed on the station. The creatures became unsettled, escaped, and are running wild on the hangar deck. My situation is bleak and hopeless, without my ship I am doomed to this hell. I tried to make my way multiple times to the detention level I discovered that a machine is located there that can fabricate the parts I need to repair my ship. I tried, again and again, to get to the lower detention level but the spirits that inhabit this station are most determined to keep me here to my end which I can only hope comes quick. My final warning to anyone that sees this message. Leave this station at once and do not return.
A party set out to investigate this asteroid and GNW was there to record the events for our viewers. These creatures called Massif ran out and attacked us. We were able to take them down with our blasters and lightsabers. As we traveled deeper, we were confronted by ghost troopers. While there, I discovered a chewed arm. I don’t know if it was part of Captain Durso’s crew. After fighting off the spirit and the Massif, our crew was badly injured. We found a medbay in Asteroid and treated our injuries. There were some who agreed to take nap in the medbay. How anyone could sleep in this place I don’t know. We were able to fix our ship and get out.
“I, Prilla Bareesh, Lorda of Nar Shaddaa and Throbon Inijic, Lorda of Mos Espa are happy to announce that the New Republic and Galactic Empire have had their forces stand down after the events at Hutt Night. In return as a gesture of goodwill, the Bareesh and Inijic Clans announce that all travel embargoes, bounties, and hostility against the New Republic, it’s citizens and its allies are canceled in the interest of galactic peace.”