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We cover the news all across the galaxy of the Star Wars Roleplay Community in Second Life.

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Xaraec condemns the mistreatment of Togruta

Former Governor of New Alderaan, Xaraec has issued a statement to GNW condemning the treatment of Togruta migrants on New Alderaan

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** “ 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!”
**ends speech**

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.

Prosperous Tides

The last we visited with the Shade Regime, GNW reported on their new palace. Today GNW is reporting the prosperous tide build by Darth Toruk and Slurm Ortho the Hutt.

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.

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.

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.


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:


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

ILM-cs store, Vail

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