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Breaking news from Derra, a system embattled by incessant warring
Posted by: Bram Dupol, The Whisperers Network
Date: Year 25 Day 84 Onboard the Dreadnaught-class Heavy Cruiser [TWN] Watcher In Darkness in system Deep Space (198, 283) (198, 283).

Breaking news from Derra, a system embattled by incessant warring - 

 

 

 

Your holoscreen bursts into life and you find yourself watching a busy newsroom full of droids.  The camera slides forward to where an black-hued RA Series Protocol droid stands in front of a large holo display screen.

 

 

 

 

 

“Greetings Sentients of the Galaxy, I am RA-7E, one of The Whisperer’s Networks News Presentation Droids, bringing you this special report.  

“Today, we have breaking news regarding recent events in the Derra system.” The droid moves around and points to a graphical representation of the system on the screen behind him.  “Reports have been coming in that on Day 40 Havoc mercenaries launched a sudden strike on alliance forces throughout the system. Responding forces from the Jedi Order found themselves out matched and tactically outsmarted. The lead ship, a Jedi CR-90 corvette aptly named “Jedi Hustle” and its escort fighters came under heavy fire and its escort fighters were destroyed during the initial attack. The corvette suffered critical damage and was captured by Havoc forces, along with most of its crew, the Captain of the ship, in an act some may consider cowardly used an escape pod to flee the assault and was recovered by the Jedi Order.” The droid looked down at its datapad before turning back to the camera.

 

“Confusion is probably the primary feeling at hand within the alliance, who is Havoc and why are they hitting alliance targets? Rumors have begun to spread and some even theorize that Havoc was hired by Zann as revenge.” The droid looked down at the datapad again as if checking some details and turned back to the camera. “From what we can gather, most of Havoc is made up of former senior and Command level officers of The Resistance, based on their service records that are publicly obtainable; they retired honorably back in Year 24. Although one would imagine that Resistance High Command may have a different opinion of them now?  We are still not able to ascertain the motive for these attacks. It appears that Havoc, based on these damage reports we have received regarding casualties, may have dealt the alliance a bloody nose at the very least”

 

“A grim discovery was also made when a drifting escape pod was located near to the system.    The pod contained a holo-recording and bodies of two alleged Resistance Agents, who have yet to be identified. This recording is considered graphic so we are currently holding back on showing anything other than the following edited version” The droid activates the recording which shows two Resistances agents attempting to board a docked Havoc carrier during refueling, as they are attempting to board, they were confronted by an armored figure who ignites a lightsaber. A few seconds later the agents can be seen shooting at the Havoc enforcer before getting cut down and the recording cuts off. The recording goes back to the droid.

 

“We also received this holo-recording from Havoc, we asked Havoc for additional information, however they have been unwilling to communicate further or provide more information. This is all that was provided.” The droid motions for the recording to play. The recording begins and pans around the darkened interior of the bridge of a large ship. A figure clad in white and brass brandishing a Havoc Squad logo on their helmet and chest piece can be seen.

 

 

 

“There are rumors that we were hired by criminals or pirates, and whilst that’s quite funny, they are misleading. The very people who hired us are not unlike your own organizations. A message is what they wanted and a message is what they received. Look within yourselves and maybe you will find the trail, our Non-disclosure which we honor, prevents us from saying more. But I can say however that our client has been most generous. We made a tidy profit on this venture.” The angle pans out to show the numerous armored figures, all clad similarly. “We hope the alliance responds to this message, their lies, their defeat and their ego’s will know no bounds. Havoc will be keeping the numerous wrecks of their ships that we captured, I am sure the corvette or A-wings will make great reminders of our victories.” Chants begin to sound around the ship “KILL, KILL, KILL” before the recording cuts off. 

The droid turns back to the camera, “Copies of both the original recordings, the message sent by Havoc and a copy of the Resistance agents deaths have been passed on to The Whisperer’s Network. This data has been analyzed by TWN’s expert Slicers, who have checked both the validity and source code of the data deeming the holo coding to have been valid and the original footage.

The droid begins to speak again “In another dramatic turn of events for Derra, we have received numerous recordings and reports that Eidola pirates have also entered the system, we haven’t been able to independently verify if they are affiliated with Havoc or if it they are there to take advantage of the chaos as alliance forces are spread thin. Numerous ships, storage containers and stations have been looted by the pirates, there haven’t been any confirmable reports that the alliance has been able to do much to stop them. It has been speculated that the alliance's failure to tackle Havoc’s offensive and Eidola’s sudden appearance in Derra has inspired the rebel groups to target civilian targets within Imperial space.

The droid turns away from the holo camera “And that concludes our Special Report on the Recent events in the Kira CW Sector, join me again soon for more unbiased Reports from around our galaxy, this was RA-7E for The Whisperer’s Network News.”  The holo fades to black as the feed ends…


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