The war to end all wars is what he said. Anytime that word is used it meant great slaughter and destruction. No other person than a Jedi could sense the pain of such an outcry of bloodshed that war brings and we only take the path to go to war when we have no other option but this was no Jedi that spoke those words.
It all started when I received notification on my comm to come to Sullust. My padawan Shaala and I were escorted by Grand Moff Thrawn and no not Grand Admiral Thrawn but distance relative to his. our introduction with him starts off with him speaking about GNW’s last feature A Sith Wedding somewhere on Sullust. What I was told by him was that the wedding couple did not last and that Lady Gelsti Toruk was deemed a traitor by the Syndicate and she was executed. He wouldn’t tell me what she did to be deemed a traitor but said that I had heard it from the supreme leader himself.
Grand Moff Thrawn bites his lip softly “She was deemed a traitor to the Syndicate and executed” he said lightly “I think this is best to ask the Supreme Leader himself..” he nodded” In the meantime note we’ve now fully staffed Sullust and have Many Sullustan’s crosses from Republic to our side and aid us here making it Syndicate home territory”
We travel to a tower and head up to the throne room of Darth Toruk and his new wife Countress Kaa’lla Toruk which Darth Toruk said is his true wife. it really piqued my interest to know what happen to his first wife and I was told by Countress Kaa’lla Toruk that she caught Lady Gelsti Toruk selling Syndicate Info to Prudii Clan and possibly GRAE and that Grand Moff predicted that this would happen.
Countess Kaa’lia Toruk “I caught her selling Syndicate Info to Prudii Clan and possibly GRAE ” she hissed lightly “Thanks to Grand Moff’s prediction that foul woman has been eliminated and I took her place” Countess Kaa’lia is Supreme Hand to the Supreme Leader. Heir to a spice family who was killed by Jedi thinking they were sith.
I then went on to ask what is the Syncicate up to now? He went on to say “Regrowing after the damages my former mate’s betrayal…The Countess and I have been blossoming our relationship moving to territory planet by the planet and making sure everything is fortified our war preparations with GRAE and Prudii” he said nod softly ” This will be a war …to end ALL wars” he grunts “a Bloody final battle”
Now we are back where we first started this story. What we learned that the Syncicate has with the help of Grand Moff Thrawn has unburied old forces from Korriban that has been reprogrammed and add to their forces, they have awakened Grand General Darcrux’s old trooper army that had many alchemy modifications and are preparing them to be transferred into their forces.
Darth Toruk said, “that any and all allied forces should reconsider their ties with GRAE with our Criminal Empire at play…We’ve grown and anyone whose anyone in the way will face our wrath but we welcome anyone who wishes to join our troop forces, for we are like no other imperial syndicate”
GNW received a holo feed of a wedding coming from somewhere on Sullust. A large guest showed up to be at the wedding of Darth Toruk and Lady Geisti. Captain Thrawn was there to married the two couples who also gave the guest a warm greeting as they took their seats. The wedding took place in an area surround by several lava falls. As the groom stood and honored the guest, Lady Geisti walked down the aisle escorted by trained guards. She smiled as she looked out at everyone and then greets her soon to be husband by saying “hello my love” He chuckled as he looked into the eyes of his soon to be wife and then took her by the hand and he said, “hello darling you look beautiful” Captain Thrawn smirked as He watched the two and then nods gently. He said, “Welcome to the Bride and Groom ..” He nods gently and motions his hand out towards the few guests scattered out about and then goes on to say welcome guests, friends, and family We are gathered greatly to this fine place for a great event. He then continues and said, “We are gathered here this evening to bring together a powerful couple in Dark side matrimony .. Master and apprentice .. Follower and leader,” he said loudly over the winds “The Supreme Leader and his Hapan Bride will marry and become one ” he nods ” Their bond in the force I have heard has already been made but not their full ceremony ” he nods “I’ve been honored to proceed marriage by both Imperial law and dark side decree”
Then couples spoke their own vows to each other. A vow that was written from the love pouring from their hearts. Darth Toruk ” My darling Lady Geisti, you are my soul and my everything … You bring me the feeling of eternal life when I am with you..I feel I could be immortal with you by my side,” he said looking deeply into her eyes “You bring my Darkside to full power ” he chuckles “You bring Darkness to my burning light…You complete me ” He then presses his forehead against hers “You and I are one and I swear you and I will grow stronger and stronger while you continue to learn from me,” he said with a warmness in his voice loudly
Darth Toruk nods “I, in conclusion, love you with eternal undying love and you have my heart ..Spiritually and literally ” he chuckled
GNW would like to comment that no sweeter words could have been spoken by such great love. Tears came down my eyes as I heard Darth Toruk speak his undying love to one he loves.
Ŀαdy ƓëĪstɨ TøяüҚ Smiles warmly said, ” Yes I do! literally”
Ŀαdy ƓëĪstɨ TøяüҚ looked over at Captain Thrawn then back at My Supreme Lead, may I?
Captain Thrawn nods now almost chuckling as he takes a handkerchief and dabs his eye and nods “My lady by all means ”
Ŀαdy ƓëĪstɨ TøяüҚ Nods then said, “Thank You.”
Ŀαdy ƓëĪstɨ TøяüҚ takes a deep breath then said, “My heart so full of Love. My Love, You have already given me the two greatest gifts of my life Your Love and Our beautiful children. Today it is my honor to become Your Wife. I promise to continue to build Our Loving Family And To Always Stand beside you in Every Challenge and Battle That Me come Our Way And To Face It together and Make Our Bond Even Stronger Everyday From This Day On As we Journey Down the Dark side Together As A Powerful Strong Couple. Celebrating Our Joy Comforting One Another in Hard times and strengthening Each Other And Our Family’s Future You Have Become My Everything. I Vow to Love and Cherish You For All the Days of My Life As We Now Become One Soul These Rings are the Never Ending Circle Of Our Love and Bond Us For Today We Become One Forever!”
Captain Thrawn then said, “You two I can feel the great passion from and proud of, even without a strong connection to the force. I can tell you two are quite compassionate for one another,” he pauses and lets the lady continue
Ŀαdy ƓëĪstɨ TøяüҚ continues then said, “I Closing I will Say this My Love …..I Love You With All Of My Heart !”
Darth Toruk (Snake Childs) smiles ” that was beautiful and Indeed you will take my name with great honor” he chuckles shaking his head at the Captain then nods “And I love you”
Captain Thrawn wipes a bit of sweat from his brow and chuckles ” Now then do the two have their rings?”
Ŀαdy ƓëĪstɨ TøяüҚ laughed then said, “mmhmm we sure do.”
Darth Toruk chuckles now and nods taking the customized ring for his prosthetic hand and passes it to his wife smiling proudly ” These rings have been modified so we can track each other not just by bond but tech too”
Ŀαdy ƓëĪstɨ TøяüҚ smiles as they placed the rings on each other fingers
Captain Thrawn said, “Beautiful as tradition let it be so ..” he nods ” Darth Toruk do you promise to take this one follower till death you do you part ?”
Darth Toruk (Snake Childs) “I do,” he said smiling at his wife
Captain Thrawn said, “Lady Toruk do you promise to take the Supreme Leader’s name and help him lead the Syndicate for the greater good and bring him passion love and follow his command through sickness and darkness ?”
Ŀαdy ƓëĪstɨ TøяüҚ Yes I Do!! And Beyond smiling at my Husband
Captain Thrawn turns to his Leader said, “My Supreme Leader do you promise to provide for you bride for as long as you live and protect her as she will for you?” he chuckles
Darth Toruk (Snake Childs) nods “I do,” he said stroking her hand as the ring clicks and jolts into his and he watches it lock into her finger as it does on his metal hand
Captain Thrawn grins ” Wonderful !” he said deeply nodding ” By the Imperial and Syndicate decree and powers vested upon me I pronounce you’re husband and wife…You may your bride great Supreme leader!”
Darth Toruk then grabbed his wife and kisses her with a deep passion
As the two kissed with great passion, the lava waves crash behind them showing in the force their bond is extremely strong
The bothan who was a controversial figure in New Alderaan politics emerged out of obscurity to deliver his statement to GNW headquarters through a holocom address
**The figure of the Bothan in an old military uniform appears**
“Citizens of the Galactic Republic, it is indeed tragic that in this era of enlightenment and democratic values” **taps the holocom** “This thing working?” **resumes his speech** “..in this era of enlightenment.. oh I said that part” **looks straight at the camera**
“My friends, at the end of the day, aren’t we all the same? It distresses me that our Togrutan friends who come to New Alderaan in search of a better life, are subjected to so many hardships, suspected as criminals right from the start when they contribute so much to our economy by mining valuable ore that brings revenue to the Galactic Republic”
“And so I have drafted a proposal to the Galactic Republic Senate to formulate a Galactic Mining Consortium which will safeguard the rights of miners throughout the Galaxy irrespective of species, race, creed or status”
**pauses for dramatic effect**
“Now is the time to stand together and work for the betterment of the Galaxy, Long Live the Galactic Republic!”
The normally outspoken Bothan declined to provide any further comments saying all will be revealed soon. The Galactic Senate Chairman and Senators were unavailable for comment at the time of this story but stay tuned to GNW as we will bring you all updates on this breaking story in due course.
Our story begins with an interview with two business partners Darth Toruk and Slurm Ortho the Hutt on the stations above the planet Tatooine. We learned that the Shade Regime has changed the title of their group and banner. They are going by the name The Eternal Syndicate. Even with the new name bad tides with GRAE still exist. GNW was told by Darth Toruk that he just return from a fight with GRAE where he was injured but managed to get a great victory over GRAE. We were also told that Eternal Syndicate had built a powerful criminal empire.
Slurm the Hutt in Huttese: “Since his return, he’s accompanied me to last Saturday’s Hutt night where we’ve made great business and still making an excessive profit due to our trades.”
Darth Toruk: “The Eternal Syndicate is growing wealthy and of immense power from the Shade Regime’s structure “
So GNW moved on from our interview with Darth Toruk and Slurm Ortho the Hutt, and we spoke to well known Hutt, who is well known through all the circle of Hutt. He is Shaka the Hutt. GNW wants to know what others knew about the group formerly know as the Shade Regime.
Shaka the Hutt told us that Lorda Slurm of Clan Ortho prefers to be known as ‘Great Slurm’ or ‘The Wealth Slurm’ due to his extreme wealth. He goes on to say that he has been active for several months now. He has a base on Tatooine and claims a large swathe of planets. His Majordomo is a Sith Lord of the Shade Regime, Darth Toruk, and his bodyguards frequently are Sith. Shaka the Hutt said that he was told that Slurm the Hutt has deals in the drug trade and particularly interested in working on a trade deal involving ryll with the Republic Senator of Ryloth. Also has purchased a large number of combat stims for his army along with female slaves, and artwork reputed to be of Sith heritage.
This also backs up what The Eternal Syndicate said about the deal they have made with old Imperial Syndicate like the Crimson Dawn. And they said they done deals with The Pike Cartel and Blood Sands tribe on Tatooine and also made business with a lot of fellow Hutts.
Slurm the Hutt in Huttese: “Expanding our Spice business is one of them. We’ve been making a booming profit off multiple strains of Spice including Ryll and our signature spice called Crimson dust.” GNW could not get confirmation from these groups about deals they made with the Eternal Syndicate and would like to hear from these groups.
The future endeavor of the Eternal Syndicate besides expanding its spice business is a full-on attack on GRAE members as well as setting up more locations for their base operation. Darth Toruk also left a warning to anyone who plans to align themselves with GRAE. That they will feel a painful strike and that he warns not to interfere with their war against them and it was them that prevented GRAE from celebrating Endor day this year.
As the Taris Civil Authority continues to make impressions among the city of Taris, it seems that some change in leadership has occurred in the Senate. Vice Chancellor, and Chief of TCA, Kamrodius Vance has stepped up from his role as Vice Chancellor to become the new Chancellor. When we asked how he came in to this position, he stated that the previous Chancellor simply stepped down from the role for personal reasons. And thusly, he has been elevated to the role of Chancellor henceforth.
Chancellor Vance, who prefers to be called Kam Vance for short, was born on Coruscant and is fourty four years old. His educational history includes business courses on Coruscant and experience at the well known Helios Industries and Metellos eventually becoming the COO before pushing to make a second headquarters on Taris, where he now lives. When asked if he had any significant others to speak of, Chancellor Vance replied that the Republic is his significant other, and acknowledged “At least that’s how it has to be in order to see it thrive as the beacon of hope for those across the galaxy.”
When asked what he saw as the immediate concerns of the populous on Taris, Chancellor Vance advised, “My focus on Taris is to bring peace and order to the Lower city. Currently it is chaotic with different factions holding small pieces of power. This is causing our citizens to be subjugated to varying crimes. Through mobilizing the TCA and understanding what the criminal elements exist within the Lower city we should be able to arrest those needed and garner peace. This is just the first of the many things I plan on doing for Taris, another of note is providing jobs through a shipyard to be constructed in orbit through contracts with Helios Industries.” … “As for the Republic. Peace throughout the galaxy has always been our top priority. There are many Imperial elements working against us whether in public or in the shadows. We shall however do what we must to combat them and bring more of these fringe systems into the Republic fold.”
We also asked about the former alliance with the First Order, and if there were any plans to reaffirm that relationship, to which the Chancellor had no comment and stated that he had not been briefed on any activities of the First Order. At that point we moved to ask about other alliances that he may wish to strengthen with his new position. The Chancellor stated, “My focus has been on building our relations and armies with our standing allies. For example Ryloth has offered their warriors to bolster the ranks of TCA to assist in gaining control of our Capitol planet. ”
If first impressions are any indicator, Chancellor Vance seems to have a strong head on his shoulders, and ideas about how to make an impact using both of his positions as leverage to affect change. We look forward to seeing how this new change in leadership will impact Taris as a whole, and hopefully better the community.