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Republic Changes Leadership… Again

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.

 

 

Sci-Fi con for Relay for Life and GNW Second Honoree!

This article is about three booths made for sci-fi con but not only that is another one of GNW Honoree. GNW met with the creator of these booths and our next Honoree on New Alderaan. SWRP knows her as the Leader of Ka’ra. Mesh’la Morut said, “My name is Mesh’la Morut. Many in SWRP know me as the leader of Ka’ra, but I do more than just that, I’m a builder as well.”

Mesh’la Morut has been part of SWRP since 2011 or so but to her, it feels like forever. She told me that she started building consistently in about 2012 or so. She said she started out building much stuff for herself, but over the last 4-5 years, she has been building things that she sells. She told me she build half of the previous Tython build, and she rebuilt Dantooine after they moved sim. She also told me that she built booths for SCI-FI con and started with NJO and DJE last year. This Year she built booths for DJE and KOJ and her own shop.

Location:
LM for KOJ Tomorrowland Kalway Order of Jedi (142, 80, 33)
Title: #10 Kalway[KOJ]-SL Sci Fi COn 12- Tommorrowland

LM for DJE Electric Sheep #21-Dantooine Jedi Enclave (21, 161, 32)
Title: #21-DJE-SL Sci FI Con 12- Electric Sheep

LM for Voxyn Industries Tomorrowland Scifi con 12 Tommorrowland (102, 116, 32)
Title: #11- Voxyn Industries-Tomorrowland-Sci FI Con 12

When asking what she plans to build in the future for SWRP she said, “Not too sure. I hope to continue building booths for Sci-FI Con. I enjoy helping groups get themselves out there and visible, and sci-fi con is a great way to do that while also supporting a great cause, like Relay for Life.
Keep in mind, that I mainly prim build. I have no experience with meshing, despite my name. You can do some pretty amazing stuff with prims.”

I told her I am also a prim building but I branch out and I am now learning mesh but I am still a newbie when it comes to mesh building she laughs and the said, “I tried my hand at meshing once… it didn’t go very well…”

I also asked her what was the over the theme of her booth this year she told me that each sim of the con usually has a theme, but she doesn’t necessarily follow that when building. she said, ” With KOJ, I was really trying to evoke the sense of history with the Massassi temple, and the wild feel of the jungle moon. And with Dantooine… I’ve always found it to be a very… tranquil place. And when I was building the sim, and the booth, I really tried to work that sense into the builds. They are simple, but evoke history, at least that’s what I try for.” she told me that the Booth for her store was a last-minute thing. She said, ” during con setup. I was just poking around, and someone suggested I snag one of the smaller ones for my store… so I did. The build itself is pretty simple. I had to work around the prebuilt booth. I tried to showcase some of my more popular products, and the ones I’m particularly proud of. I also included a hunt item – each year, the sci-fi con has a scavenger hunt. Participating booths place a sign that gives a hint to the item’s location, and an item it placed somewhere in the booth for the hunters to find. This year, the item to look for in a coin, and inside that, you place whatever item you’re giving away. I have a set of sci-fi tools that I placed in mine. Simple props that people can use in any sci-fi setting. It includes a glow rod, a lantern, and a datapad.

Mesh’la Morut would like to encourage anyone who hasn’t experienced Sci-FI con to do so, it’s a wonderful place to visit – lots to see and do, and you can find some pretty neat stuff there. There are all kinds of creative people and roleplay groups represented there, and it’s a wonderful place to network as well.

GNW HONOREE!

There is a saying that states, Give me my flowers now. What it is saying is don’t wait until I am gone before saying nice things about me, so GNW Honoree is a GNW way to honor those who have made great contributions throughout the years for SWRP. Today GNW would like to honor Minx Bade.

Minx Bade has been in  SL for nearly 13 years. She started in SWRP in 2007 on old LME. She has been scripting and building since she started SL and she hopes that she had improved over the years. Her first venture into a combat System was in 2008. It was called ZXCS. She said, ” At the time I was working with another person but since that time I have been doing it on my own” ILM was birth out of ZXCS but she told us, to be honest, it has been remade from the ground up since 2011.

She said, ” My goal for ILM was to make a system that would use any weapon but would also make things fair between the classes (force user, soldier, ect…))” To use ILM, a user would first rezz all item out of the box and then wear the ILM-SW and the ILM-SW hover text. The latest vision is 2.9.8. The User is then asked in the drop-down window to pick a Class. (force-user, force rogue, medic, soldier, rogue) No one is forced to keep their character class and can change it at any time. No penalty is given when you change also. Once you have the character class decided you can start using the abilities for that class. Each class has a different set of weapons and abilities. To gain all abilities players need to acquire a set level of skill points, Skill is earned in battles. Defeating droids, which are included in the accessories box for ILM, also gains skill Each class also has a set of quick gestures for calling your weapons and abilities. The gestures can be modified to include other chat commands like unsheathing a saber or drawing a blaster.
she told because she also made the LSC-VII kit the ILM system automatically calls the saber when it’s called from the ILM system.

Minx is also working and building new things for SWRP like she is in her final stages of beta testing for LSC-IX which she hopes to release soon. LSC-IX will be a free kit like LSC-VII was.

She also has few more ships she has been working on. A tanker/cargo ship. She said, ” I’m including the space station so it can offload the cargo and tanks. It’s a bit of a challenge due to the size. The ship is a physical flier but is 64 meters long.”
The ship is nearly complete. It is called MX5944. boy does it have a lot of space. Minx said she wanted to make a ship where RP was possible and would still be able to fly as a physical. Droids are placed to hold the seat but vanish once a human takes the seat. the tanks and cargo containers are automated to dock with the ship or the space station. The ship can also dock with the station just like the MX7701 (Arden Lyn) The two ships can also dock with each other. She said, “The MX5944 is one of the few that have this capability, but I have plans for a Hutt transport that will have it also.”

If anyone wishes to buy any ILM items they buy it with your ILM Credits at MInx Small lot where she set up ILM credit vendors. Minx is also working on some Avatars. She said, “I am currently working on a Hutt avatar. It’s coming along slowly due to RL life happenings and the learning curve for rigging. I’m also working on a K2-SO and rancor. These might be a little longer down the road as I am learning rigging and also trying to complete other ships.”

GNW always ends our interviews with the last response from the interviewer. This what Minx Blade had to say to you her supporters. “I want to personally thank everyone that supported me over the years. It was greatly appreciated and never forgotten. You gave me the strength to keep going when I wanted to give up.”

 

 

ILM-CS Support Group:

LIST OF SIMS HOSTING ILM-CS:

Ziost – Forgotten Home of the Sith – Rendevous Rock (216,115,2493)

Tython: NJO – New Je’daii Order SWRP – Northern Halland (56,80,1228)

Yavin IV – Yavin IV (213,230,25)

Kamino – Home of the [-GAR-] – SWRP – Assassins (140,156,2053)

[SWRP] Dantooine – Semmering (134,135,3800)

New Alderaan and Bespin – Two Ravens Solsgangsett (21,197,2001)

If you are looking for products related to ILM-CS please visit my Market Place https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/128549

ILM-cs store, Vail
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Vail/241/151/2487

If you know anyone in SWRP who have made great contribution throughout the years for SWRP, Please contact KinsaShala or Aryk Blackdragon.

A Talk With the DJE

Today the news had us travel to the planet of Dantooine where we got to speak with Masters Rothlan, and Galise of Dantooine Jedi Enclave (DJE). You can tell right off that this is a tight knit duo, as they refer to each other as brother and sister throughout the interview. We traveled from the shuttle where I landed, inside the Enclave for a better look around, and to talk a bit inside the DJE Archives. Our conversation began with typical introductions, and then lead to Master Rothlan asserting: “It means a lot to the Dantooine System and the this  Enclave as well that you would come to us today as well.  As the Ambassador for this Order and Government, I understand the Importance of maintaining our Relationships and I felt it was high time we took a step outward once more. We do forgive  that our Order has been more Quiet in Recent times but we have been dealing with our own conflicts.”

SWRP - DJE

SWRP – Dantooine Jedi Enclave

 

 

When asked what conflicts he referred to, Master Rothlan took a moment to pack a pipe from his personal tin and light it before taking a few puffs and continuing. ” Well the Major conflict of note would have to be the Rouge Mandalorian invasion we had several months ago. Many of our knights and masters were off world at the time, myself including when  a Mandalorian Fleet arrived and took out our meager defenses, as a small farming world we don’t have much in the way of Military but we do have a rich history. One of the many things these Mandalorians were looking for is ancient Mandalorian caches from a bygone era back when the Mandalorians were splintered many came to Dantooine to work as mercenaries and left some vaults behind stored with equipment. another was the old repair stations in orbit left during old wars when Dantooine was a stopping point of major battles. You would imagine my surprise when I arrive home from a long mission to see a Mandalorian fleet in Orbit.” I then asked if the Mandalorians are still on Dantooine, which was a surprising answer to be had. “Me and Master Galise here were able to recall several of the masters back to the enclave and we were sucessful in bringing the Mandalorian leader to the table to discuss terms. We reached an agreement that they were allowed to recover these relics but they had to help repair the damage they have done during the invasion. There are some here and there we maintain a working relationship with them. The builder in charge of the rebuild named Mesh’la has been Wonderful to work with and her work has been appreciated” He said.

 

Dantooine has been under major reconstruction since the conflict began, and has made awesome strides in rebuilding, and creating a community that is ready for great experiences to be had. Master Rothlan went on to say, ” We have been making strides to bring the community closer together and have been working on the the township of Garang..it has opened up into a trading hub for the Farming folk and they have been able to include more of their produce off-world. Dantooine has always been a Smaller Enclave then most. We never shied away from that fact. But with this small enclave, we get to work with each of our students closely… we treat each other like family here. Master Galise here has been the non blood sister of mine for many years… We have always welcomed those who wander here seeking knowledge even those who have lost their way. We have also been working with other smaller academies to help benefit each other. including the  Maridun Je’daii Enclave. Led by Lady Marin.”

 

 

When asked if Dantooine was active in the Galactic Senate, Master Rothlan said that Dantooine has always been keeping an eye on various governments around the galaxy, though due to older policies they have not adopted any official government, although they are friendly with all of them. He remarked that may change in the future as Dantooine grows, and noted that as the Ambassador for Dantooine it excited him. In this present time, their efforts have been focused on restoring Dantooine and aiding the Mandalorian clan who has been residing there. “We have sent several of our members to the Various conflicts in recent times including the Invasion on Mandalore but for now we just been working on our own world. One of the major plans is becoming a even more active part of our community. Our Governor Vyn-Thyle has been making strides to set up busniess deals with all sorts of companies around the Galaxy. Were hoping to have several Contracts set up by the end of the Harvest to benefit the surplus.”, said Rothlan.

 

I then asked if there was anything in particular that either of the Masters would like to let our viewers know, and Master Rothlan offered, ” Mainly I wanted to address that the Dantooine Enclave is still alive and well and well into our 10th year. We were concerned with the mandalorian invasion and the lapse in outside communication due to our rebuild many have rumored that we have faded from memory. Therefore I wished to dash those rumors.. Our Enclave has always been a humble one. One of peace and tranquility. of working with thy neighbor kind of place. and welcome all to come visit us once again to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and enjoy listening in on our lessons or enjoying our boom in our economy in Garang.”

Royale Grand Opening

Galactic News Watch was honored to be invited to the most exclusive and exquisite Casino in the Upper City of Taris for the Royale’s grand opening. Even waiting outside in line to get in seemed elegant with photographers ready to snap photos of guests arriving in front of a branded wall in front of the location, and an elegantly dressed Hostess greeting and instructing guests as they prepare to go through a tight, but brief, security check intended to insure that all weapons are left off premises. Just inside the doors of the casino the halls were lined with Casino Security Droids, but also lavish decor including balloons, confetti, and other various embellishments throughout. Within the main hall of the Casino were gaming tables including Backgammon, Dice, Roulette Wheels, and much more. Atop the staircase within the main hall was a bar area serving fantastic drinks throughout the duration of the event, staffed with a knowledgeable and skilled bartender.

 

Many big names for the Republic showed up for the event including several senators and the Chancellor, Riyo Vashti, herself. The event as a whole was an amazing night to remember, but it was not without upheaval. At one point during The Empress H’ta arrived and caused a stir for the Hapan guests in attendance. The Hapans went head on for a confrontation with The Empress, citing orders but sounding to this reporter like a vendetta. Jeers from the crowd varied from motivating the conflict to escalate, to calls to take the brawl outside. The confrontation was however fairly quickly diffused upon the very prompt arrival of the Taris Civil Authority who escorted the Hapan guests off premises at the behest of the Hostess. Upon exiting Relina Zahn ordered over comms that by 2200 of the same eve, “…All assets levied to Republic space will be withdrawn”.  The evening went on and several friendly compliments regarding Empress H’ta by Senator Koda and talk of possible diplomatic solutions to mutual problems. Since the ending of the event, it has been confirmed that Hapan assets have indeed been removed from republic space.

 

Despite the dramatic mishap during the event, the Royale should be pleased to consider the overall affair a huge success. All of the guests seemed to be very entertained, interested, and willing to part with credits for a little fun in their elegant environment. We look forward to following this business closely in Taris, and to see the overall impact that it will have on the economy, and variety of entertainment that tourists and denizens alike can enjoy.

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