Ord Cantrell, Fath –The latest news from Ord Cantrell and the galaxy at large comes to you from Wheels-425 and Cheeto A-2, who have finally released the hostages in exchange for generous maintenance and lubrication contracts. Due to the stance of the Imperial Union towards the Cantrell Conglomerate, this broadcast was hacked to the Galactic News feed via new splicing protocols designed to circumvent recently updated security protocols.
In the past few days, the Galactic Empire has shuffled many of the leaders of their nationalized companies, which has led many Imperial citizens to question the Throne and the Imperial High Command. The most curious case is of former Director Ashakira Moon, whose presence has been lacking for several months. Without ceremony, she was replaced by the former New Republic Chief of State, Galen Darksol, who is infamously known for surrendering to Imperial subjugation. While Mr. Darksol has been in the Empire for years, it is odd to see him trusted to lead the Corellian Engineering Corporation, one of the most important nationalized companies in the Imperial sphere of influence.
Other companies, such as the Imperial Droid Corporation and the Imperial Mining Corporation have also had an overhaul in their leadership with Ferat Josao taking over for Mingolo Mingolonio and Kuuda Ki for Daelis Stanov. Perhaps this is a sign of growing instability in the Empire.
The aforementioned Kuuda Ki was spotted by eyewitnesses trying to sell her prized Veltraa-class Cruiser to individuals on the Imperial trading blacklist, which is a crime in the Empire. The Imperial Security Bureau, mainly known as ISB, is rumored to be investigating this egregious behavior by one of their newest Industry Directors. The lack of knowledge shown by Ki seems to prove suspicions that the blacklist is for show only and most Imperials, including members of Imperial Intelligence, disregard it. If this list is not even worthy of the holonet space it occupies, why doesn’t the Empire simply lift all trade bans?
Imperial Intelligence has refused to comment on this matter and also has threatened punitive measures if we continue to send them messages via glitter bomb.
Masterminded by the Muun San Krar, a new trading card game has taken the galaxy by storm. It has been in the works for roughly five years and has finally been released to the galaxy with the assistance of Marcinius Turelles, one of the foremost minds in holonet technology. One of our reports caught up with Mr. Krar with questions about the game.
The idea behind it started with one Crispin Sygnus five years ago. Sygnus, no artist himself, reached out to Shu Shei Dael to collaborate on the project. Unfortunately, shortly after, Sygnus perished and Dael was left with only his artwork and Sygnus’s notes. A few years later, after Dael was released from a year-long stint in a New Republic prison, he sent San Krar the notes and artwork in the hopes that Krar would continue the project, which he did. Working with a strong team, spearheaded by Krar and his team consisting of various bright minds from around the galaxy, the game was released to the public on Day 297 of the 23rd Standard Galactic Year.
Do you want to learn how to play? More information can be found on their holonet site.
With the admission of the Knights of the Fountain into the Imperial Union, many individuals and groups have decided to boycott the annual Nimban swap meet. The swap meet, or swap as it is commonly known, is held biannually, with one meet being held on Nimban, and the other on Tatooine. While the Knights of the Fountain are also involved with the Tatooine swap meet, Jawa Offworld Enterprises, commonly known as JOE, seem to be the driving force behind the event as it is hosted in their territory. The Jawas, widely trusted with everything but droids, vehicles, ships, or anything else mechanical, attract more of the usual crowd than the Nimban meet.
Kolomon Seph, an organizer behind the Tatooine swap, has once again ensured everyone’s personal safety, but has made no such guarantees about any of their technology, especially after the Jawa consolidation of the technical schematics of the U-wing gunboat.
Recently, it has been discovered that asteroids in previously known fields, as well as newly discovered, have been hiding planetoids ready for terraforming. The existence of these planets, treasured by small groups due to the galaxy-wide demand for territory, has caused the economy to grow exponentially with the addition of many new jobs available for both skilled and unskilled workers
In the Fath sector, the Cantrell Conglomerate has found nearly a dozen planetoids, if reports by Guildmistress Avelyn ca Vella can be believed. Ca Vella, well known for boasting and also embellishing, has stated that the group has been quite successful with locating asteroids ripe for terraforming, but with her reputation, these declarations should be considered dubious at best.
Other groups, such as Byblos Drive Yards based in the galactic south, have reported trouble finding anything but useless rocks in fields inside their territory. Anax Noctru, the CEO of Byblos, has been spotted complaining multiple times about the lack of these desirable rocks, even going to the point of reaching out to other, more successful groups, to ask for tips on locating them.
This concludes our transmissions from and around the Fath Sector and the galaxy at large. We will communicate further messages as warranted. Wheels-425 and Cheeto-A2 out.