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.”
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.”
The GNW team caught up with Master Tanira of the Kalway Order of Jedi who briefly explained the purpose of the Science Fiction Convention and its larger cause:
“The Second Life Science Fiction Convention has two purposes, one is to promote the science fiction communities in SL and second is to benefit the Relay For Life Cancer charity in SL.
This is the second year we have participated and the idea is to let other sci fi fans know that Star Wars is alive and well in SL
Proceeds from payment of the larger display plots goes to not only the tier payment but for RFL, in fact this year all six sims are in conjunction with the ACS sim (American Cancer Society) and is across another bridge from here. Most display groups have a kiosk that people are encouraged to donate to.”
The in-world slurl to the convention is given below:
KOJ Knight Jayden Lukas had made this short video to give visitors to the Convention an idea about SWRP and Yavin IV:
On speaking to the liaison of the New Alderaan Governor Xaraec, GNW has learned that a Jedi Master of the Kalway Order of Jedi, Jesma Pearl and a Jedi Knight accompanying her were injured in an raid by a band of unidentified smugglers on the main space station at New Alderaan. Continue reading
Our operatives have learned that Dantooine was attacked by the suspected Sith aggressors, 3 Jedi are believed to have been defeated in the attack along with a civilian. No reports of casualties have been received yet and field teams have been dispatched to assess the situation. Continue reading
The Galactic News Watch Team recently met with Director Steel of the 13th Legion to get her update on the status of the ARK and the Isotope – 5 cargo. According to Director Steele “…it was touch and go honestly the ship felt like it would blows apart. Then the Hannibal had to help slow the ship for docking using its tractor beam…” Continue reading