Sunday, December 27, 2015

Empire Quashes Sedicious Rumor

Gozanti-class assault carrier Suppressor returning from patrol during which it did not encounter the fugitive transport Bright Hope

BRIGIA SYSTEM - The Empire refutes rumor and speculation that the fugitive transport Bright Hope slipped past its blockade at the Eredenn system. Those spreading this hearsay will be charged with treason.

Treasonous rumors erupted earlier today that the fugitive transport Bright Hope escaped capture by the Imperial Assault Carrier Suppressor. The Suppressor has been on a routine outer-system patrol of the Eredenn system, but the ship's political officer reports that no fugitive transports were sighted.

The rumors falsely suggest that the Bright Hope bypassed the Imperial blockade that isolates the rebellious Calamari sector from interstellar commerce.

The Keldrath Sector office of the Commission for the Preservation of the New Order (COMPNOR) has declared spreading rumors about the passage of Rebel ships through the Imperial blockade as covered by the Official Falsehoods Act. Those spreading official falsehoods about such events will be charged, found guilty, and committed to the spice mines of Kessel for re-education.

The Official Falsehoods Act covers all statements found to be treasonous to the lawful order of the galaxy as governed by the Galactic Empire. Sector COMPNOR offices have the authority to place particular falsehoods on the Official Falsehoods list.

The Galactic Civil Liberties Union (GCLU) has appealed the decision. Pursuant to that appeal being put on the Official Falsehoods list, the chapter members of the GCLU were deported to the spice mines of Kessel.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Gozanti-class Assault Carriers Arrive in Brigia System

Gozanti-class assault carrier deploying TIE Fighters

BRIGIA SYSTEM - HNN has learned that Gozanti-class assault carriers have arrived at Roodkasteel Station, where these will be distributed to local commands.

The Gozanti-class assault carriers, a long-anticipated Imperial Navy vessels has recently arrived at Roodkasteel Station in the Brigia system in order to play a role in the embargo of the Calamari Sector.

The Assault Carrier is capable of deploying flights of TIE fighters in distant reaches of star systems. The non-hyperspace-capable TIE fighters suffer from limited deployment range, to which the Assault Carrier is a solution.

Near and around the Brigia system, the Assault Carrier will help deploy TIE fighters to distant asteroid fields of system, which are the suspected routes smugglers utilize to circumvent the gravity wells projected by craft such as the Immobilizer 418-class interdictor cruiser.

Manufactured by Corellian Engineering Corporation based on a design by the now-defunct Gallofree Yards, Inc., the assault carrier was a long time in arriving in the hands of the Imperial Navy. It was superseded by the Raider-class corvette, probably due to the Imperial Navy's preference for contracts with Kuat Drive Yards, the Raider's manufacturer, over the less-trustworthy and less-loyal Corellian Engineering Corporation (CEC). CEC vessels, such as the CR-90-series corvette, frequently wind up in the hands of the Rebellion. The same is true of the former products of Gallofree Yards, such as the GR-75 Medium Transport.

Profile in Courage: Wing Commander Lamay Purvis

Major Lamay Purvis, Wing Commander for the interdiction efforts in the Caluula and neighboring systems

CALUULA SYSTEM - HNN profiles a man of courage on the front lines of the alien rebellion menace. Major Lamay Purvis, Wing Commander for the interdiction efforts in the Caluula and neighboring systems.

Major Purvis came to his current post seemingly in the way that others come to such command posts: waiting for his immediate superior to slip up and be removed from office. However, to Maj. Purvis' credit, he added such capacities as being able to inform his higher superiors of possible loyalty issues with those around him, and taking extraordinary risks with the lives of his pilots.

All of this mastery happened aboard his first commissioned posting aboard the Imperial Star Destroyer Inflexible, star destroyer attached to the naval academy on Prefsbelt IV.

In order to provide his trainee pilots with the most hands-on experience, then-lieutenant Purvis assisted with the management and public relations of the Inflexible's fighter wing being deployed to combat operations in the Quelii and then Belsmuth sectors. He grew in this role, despite (and, in some measure, thanks to) never logging any flight hours himself.

When his superior defected prior to being executed for a friendly-fire incident, Purvis was ready and rested to take on the mantle of fighter wing command. He knew how to speak to the media, command his fighters to rush into battle, and allay the concerns of his superiors.

Now, Major Purvis has once again been thrust into the limelight and the challenge of command. He has been placed in operational command of the fighter patrols operating from the Caluula system, which also cover the neighboring Brigia and Saheelindeel systems. Personally recognized for his courage and capabilities by Moff Dzon Brennin's chief of staff's second secretary, Maj. Purvis feels humbled by the recognition, but also confident that he can step up to the challenge.

His fighters' mission is to interdict blockade-running Rebel smugglers. His fighter craft shall operate in concert with Raider-class corvettes and be deployed into the far reaches of those systems by Gozanti-class assault carriers.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Empire Retakes Turkana in Show of Heroism

Commodore Ma'gi'eo orders the attack on the Turkana system, destroying the Rebel fleet located there.

TURKANA SYSTEM - A heavy attack line consisting of two Imperial II-class Star Destroyers under the command of Commodore Ma'gi'eo destroyed the Rebel remnant in the Turkana system earlier this week.

The Star Destroyers caught out a rebel flagship, which was forced to retreat back towards the Mon Calamari homeworld minutes before facing final destruction at the hands of massed turbolasers. During the battle the commanders and crew of the star destroyed demonstrated skill and heroism, as these engaged in expert close maneuvers in order to mass fire upon the Rebel vessels.

The Rebellion proved to be overconfident in the new-found firepower of their refurbished luxury liners, as well as what is being called the 'Ackbar Doctrine'.

The 'Ackbar Doctrine', so named for Grand Moff Tarkin's ungrateful former servant, involves a cowardly gambit to skirt the edge of combat, relying on long-distance turbolaser cannons fired from broadsides. This contrasts to the Imperial Navy's more courageous direct approach of facing the enemy head on, and not fleeing from combat.

Denizens of the Turkana system rejoiced as the Empire finally liberated them from the chaos and lawnessness that had befallen them one month ago when the Empire evacuated important personnel ahead of the Rebel incursions into the Turkana and Codru systems. Only a handful of rebel sympathizers were rounded up and questioned, as much of the population had remained loyal to the Empire.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Bright Hope Sighted in Clariv System

Rebel transport Bright Hope ferrying contraband through pirate-infested spacelanes to the Calamari sector.

CLARIV SYSTEM - the Rebel transport Bright Hope has passed through the Clariv System en route to Calamari sector. The Empire attempts to clean up system of piracy, insurrection and weapons smuggling.

A deep space probe droid has once again sighted the elusive Rebel transport Bright Hope. After a sighting in the Rudrig system earlier this week, the transport was observed in the Clariv system. She is suspected of traveling the Tion Trade Route towards the Calamari sector.

Imperial patrols were ordered to search and apprehend the Bright Hope. While the transport was not detected a second time, Imperial patrols did encounter and eliminate pirate and traitor forces operating in the system.

The Clariv system has been a wretched hive of traitors and criminals, though in recent weeks Imperial patrols have worked to eliminate the forces of a dastardly pirate named Seedy Elie. It is suspected that Elie's forces attempted to intercept the Bright Hope, possibly in order to guide it past Imperial patrols.

Pirates, syndicates, and other Outer Rim criminals have been known to collaborate with the Rebellion. The Rebellion, being an agent of lawlessness and nihilism, provides a service to the criminal sector of distracting the Imperial Navy, Imperial Security Bureau, and Imperial Intelligence from their task of providing law and order to the galaxy. Within the cracks of lawlessness, especially in the alien-infested Outer Rim, the criminals find greater ease in plying their corrupt trades, larceny and racketeering.

The Bright Hope remains at large.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Imperial Navy Makes Gains Towards Calamari Sector

The Imperial-class star destroyer Pains of Justice exacts the Emperor's vengeance in the Codru system.

CODRU SYSTEM - The Empire is another step closer to crushing the Rebellion bottled up in the Calamari sector, as Munto Codru, along the Overic Griplink, is liberated from the Rebels and their Mon Calamari supporters.

In battles above the planets Turkana and Munto Codru, the Empire proved their mettle against the Rebellion that would tear galactic civilization apart.

After painful battles over the same systems last month, the Empire brought both justice and vengeance to the Rebellion today, dislodging Rebel control over the Turkana system, and wresting it away from the Rebellion in the Codru system.

In particular a line of vessels from the Grim Justice squadron, did great service for Imperial humanity. First defeating one Rebel line in the Turkana system before it drove further into Rebel-held territory, where it took control.

The commander of the line, an enigmatic leader known as Ma'gi'eo, was promptly promoted by Moff Dzon Brennin, overall commander of the effort to bring the Calamari to heel. The newly-promoted Commodore Ma'gi'eo shall command the Grim Justice, and be part of the effort of returning the galaxy to peace and stability, while also bringing the Emperor's justice to the traitors of the Rebel Alliance.

The Turkana system remains contested, as Rebels vessels under the leadership of the infamous Admiral Theia have ensconced themselves in an asteroid belt in the outskirts of the system.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Rebel Transports Sighted in Tion Cluster

Rebel transport Bright Hope suspected of carrying contraband to the Calamari sector.

RUDRIG SYSTEM - While combating crime and lawlessness in the Tion Cluster, the Imperial Navy has detected Rebel blockade-running transports along the Tion Trade Route.

After two successful actions against syndicate operatives operating the Tion Cluster, probe droids left in the outskirts Rudrig system detected a GR-75 medium transport making its way around Imperial patrols. The droid's sensors were alerted to the presence of the transport and its escort fighters, when these were attacked by local pirates. While the escorts were able to fend off the pirates, it is expected that the Rebel convoy will soon fall into the hands of the Imperial Navy.

While Navy patrols are searching for the Rebel transport answering to the transponder ID Bright Hope, the Empire has also raised a bounty on this vessel of 100,000 credits.

According to Col. Cames Jomey of the Imperial Security Bureau (ISB), the sighting of such transports is a sign that the embargo of the Calamari sector is proving successful.

"The Calamari sector is clearly not self-sufficient," the analyst told HNN, "while it has shipyards and a native food source, even these more developed parts of the Outer Rim still require the fruits of galactic civilization to survive. We suspect that the Bright Hope is carrying essential components and weapons systems."

"Of course, if the ship came from Hutt Space, it might also be carrying trafficked humans bound for the Calamari slave markets. These aliens are clearly corrupt and have strong desires to switch their natural place in the galactic hierarchy of beings."

Monday, November 30, 2015

Empire Works to Secure Clariv System; Eliminates Smugglers in Saheelindeel System

Flight of TIE/ln fighters in pursuit of suspected Rebel smuggling craft.

CLARIV SYSTEM - In multiple actions, the Imperial Navy engages Rebel smugglers along trade routes in the Tion Cluster. Moff Dzon Brennin's strategy operating alongside standard operating procedures.

Swiftly responding to yesterday's reports of anarchic skirmishes in the Clariv system, Special Operations Units engaged Rebel smugglers attempting to move contraband towards the Calamari sector. The Imperial Navy's swift and forceful response, forced the smugglers to retreat by hyperspace in the spinward direction from where they had come.

Meanwhile, in the Saheelindeel system, a formation of TIE fighters encountered other smugglers while on routine patrol. The smuggling freighters were quickly destroyed by massed fire.

In all instances, the smuggling craft were of Corellian manufacture - light freighters in the YT-series of Corellian Engineering Corporation design. Some were accompanied by Rebel X-wing fighters, while others had a light transport craft as an escort.

Forensic experts are searching the debris to determine the sorts of contraband the Rebellion is seeing to smuggle through Imperial lines into the Calamari sector. Determination of the types of goods smugglers are attempting to bring to the Calamari sector will help the Empire gain a firmer hold on the needs of the Calamari sector and its Rebel denizens. Doing so, and further clamping down on those goods, will bring a sooner end to the siege of the Calamari sector and a return to Imperial peace and stability.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Empire Drills While Rebel Scum Fracture

TIE Phantom pilot - callsign "Echo" - soon to be unleashed in the Keldrath sector

PAKUUNI SYSTEM - The Empire prepares to unleash an irregular form of warfare on the rebels and syndicates operating behind Imperial lines in the Tion Cluster, while different rebel and syndicate factions contest the Clariv system

With Moff Dzon Brennin in charge of the Maldrood oversector - including the sectors spinward of the Calamari sector - the pacification strategy has shifted towards an approach of stealth and concealment. Pursuant to his success in the Arkanis sector, Moff Brennin is bringing 'Special Operations Units' to the systems of the Tion Cluster.

One pilot of the TIE Phantom starfighter was cleared to speak with HNN about the drills and upcoming missions. Operating under the callsign "Echo", this pilot is enthusiastic to assist Moff Brennin in bringing this part of the Outer Rim to heel.

"Echo" served under Moff Brennin during the Arkanis campaign, and was brought to the Pakuuni system as part of 'Special Operations Units', recently declassified as consisting of VT-49 Decimator assault ships and TIE/ph Phantom stealth fighters.

"In the Arkanis sector, our SOUs were devastating against the Rebels and Hutt syndicates," 'Echo' told HNN. "These formations allowed us to destabilize Rebel- and syndicate-held systems, as both platforms of the units were hyperdrive enabled. Integrated with Imperial Intelligence officers both on the VTs and Phantoms, we would receive intelligence information and immediately respond to reports; quickly dealing with criminal and rebel threats."

"The same strategy will be deployed here in the Tion Cluster. The rebels and criminals would be wise to vacate the region before we find them and hunt them down."

Seemingly clueless to their approaching demise, Rebels and criminals engaged in skirmishes in the Clariv system of the Tion Hegemony sector. The Clariv system was left to its own devices in recent operations along the Pakuuni Drift and the Tion Trade Route. But 'Echo' assured HNN that the "scum" of Clariv would soon be facing a determined effort to eradicate them from the Cluster, and that their days are numbered.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the drills that had the Special Operations Units training in combat missions were visited by none other than Lord Darth Vader, who recently assisted in the retirement of Admiral Ren Darvox.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Moff Brennin to Lead Calamari Suppression

Moff Dzon Brennin, formerly of the Arkanis Sector, in charge of imposing order on Calamari and neighboring sectors

PAKUUNI SYSTEM - Emperor Palpatine has replaced Admiral Ren Darvox as the theater commander in charge of bringing the Calamari sector to heel. Moff Dzon Brennin, of Arkanis fame, has been placed in charge and will develop a different strategy to securing the sectors spinward of the Calamari sector and the Calamari sector proper.

After the deplorable carpet bombing of Mullan Prime and near-loss of Roodkasteel station in the Brigia system, The Emperor sent Lord Vader to assess the debacle in the Keldrath sector. Having found that Admiral Darvox failed the Empire for the second time, Darvox was reassigned to the morgue.

Moff Brennin rose to prominence several months ago when under his adaptive leadership, the Arkanis sector - a wretched hive of scum and villainy - was returned to Imperial control. Brennin, a former Imperial Intelligence officer, made use of so-called 'Special Operations Units' to seek and destroy Rebel and syndicate starfighter formations operating in the sector.

During the campaign to pacify and rehabilitate the Arkanis sector, Moff Brennin came into conflict with a neighboring naval command aimed at an embargo of the Arkanis sector. The Savareen blockade involved the use of standard naval formations of starfighters and capital ships. Moff Brennin, demonstrating adaptability, quickly bowed to pressure from the Emperor to adjust his strategy to accommodate both the internal and external requirements of bringing the Arkanis sector back into the fold of Galactic civilization.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Imperial Military Gives Thanks to Emperor Palpatine

Emperor Palpatine providing members of the Imperial military branches with sustenance to strengthen them in the war effort against the Rebellion.

CORUSCANT (IMPERIAL CENTER) - In this time of war and rebellion, the officers, crewers, and troopers of the Imperial Navy, Army, and Stormtrooper Corps still find time to give thanks for the bounty of enlightened leadership provided by Emperor Palpatine.

Providing even more reason for the Empire's military men to be thankful, the Emperor, with the assistance of disabled Clone War veteran Lord Darth Vader, served the troops a wholesome Thanksgiving dinner including the Dark meat of overweight avians.

The feast is even greater evidence of the magnanimity and graciousness of the tireless ruler of the galaxy. With the great burden of Imperial administration resting on His shoulders, the Emperor still makes time to look to the needs of His troopers and provide for their well-being.

The Emperor further took time to rescind the grace of an Imperial Governor who had pardoned a Thanksgiving avian, and sent said avain's carcass to the front lines in the Keldrath sector, where the troops hold the line against the beleaguered Rebellion in the Calamari sector.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Analysis: Galactic Shock at Rebel Bombing of Mullan Turns to Anger and Resolve - Benn Gleck

HNN Contributor Benn Gleck

HNN Senior Outer Rim Analyst Benn Gleck writes an open letter to HNN readers/watchers/listeners. He explains how we should feel and express our horror with the Rebel attack that took place recently.

Dear loyal friends,

Yesterday was a day that will live in atrocity. The Rebellion attacked fine Imperial citizens on the world of Mullan, and bounty hunters held a space station hostage.

No one shed more tears than I did. I just love my Empire so much, and the thought that someone would want to hurt us with carpet bombing just tears at my heart.

When the Imperial Navy engages in bombing, they do it for a justifiable purpose and the civilians who are the victims of bombing have it coming in the way our civilians do not. They are either collateral damage or in some measure support those that need to be bombed. Supporting those who need to be bombed is the same as being those who need to be bombed.

But when the Rebels struck Mullan, they did the unthinkable. In striking the Keldrath sector capital, they attacked those people who bring administration to these parts of the Outer Rim that are in great need of being civilized. They attacked people who have lived to help others: help them pay their taxes to the Empire; help them have their children impressed into the Imperial Army and Navy; help them inform the ISB about the suspicious activities of their neighbors; and help them know how best to serve the Emperor.

But, like you, I have shed my tears and beaten my chest. I am now resolved to support the Imperial Navy 1000% in what they need to do to bring this Rebel scourge to an end. To show my support for our pilots and stormtroopers, I will put this sticker on my landspeeder:

Monday, November 23, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Rebellion Bombs Civilians in Mullan System

Rebel K-Wing bomber sighted in low orbit of Mullan system prior to releasing ordnance.

MULLAN SYSTEM - Choosing a civilian rather than a military-strategic target, the Rebellion laid waste to civilian areas on Mullan Prime. Empire pays bounty hunters for assistance in eradicating Rebels.

Rebel elements attacked numerous star systems in the Keldrath sector today, with fierce fighting over the Mullan, Brigia, Stalimur, Eredenn, Orion and Clariv systems. The Imperial Admiralty of the Keldrath Sector Group believed Roodkasteel station in the Brigia system to be the intended target of the Rebel attackers. With Rebel assault on Brigia thwarted, the Rebellion, instead, chose a civilian target: the capital system of the sector: Mullan.

The civilian death toll on Mullan is still being determined, but deaths are believed to be in the hundreds, with thousands more wounded and currently unaccounted for. The merciless bombing of the system by Rebel bomber craft is being categorized as a crime against humanity. The attacks are seen as being in line with Rebel war doctrine, known for targeting densely-populated Imperial installations.

The Keldrath Sector Group had initially contracted with private contractors to secure orbits over Mullan Prime, while Imperial Navy units interdicted smugglers in the Brigia system. Concerned over payment subsequent to decisive action against a vanguard Rebel attack on the Mullan system, the private contractors withdrew from Mullan Prime to Roodkasteel station. After a compensation dispute, the private contractors averted a Rebel strike on the station in the Brigia system. After a close encounter with an Imperial Special Operations Unit (a semi-covert Imperial Navy formation involving a VT-49 patrol craft and a classified class of starfighter), the private contractors opted for a generous payment from Imperial taxpayers.

Targeted systems of the Keldrath sector

Elsewhere in the sector, Imperial units fought off Rebel distractions from the Rebellion's true murderous cause at Mullan. Fighting was balanced in the Stalimur system, but the Empire withdrew from the Eredenn system in order to devote resources for the defense of more strategically valuable systems. Imperial units did remove a Rebel presence from the Orion system. The Clariv system is considered to have been invaded by either Rebels or criminal syndicates.

As rescue operations remove the dead and wounded from the wreckage left by inhumane Rebel attacks on Mullan Prime, the Keldrath Sector Group of the Imperial Navy shall reassess its approach to destroying Rebel snubfighters and small freighters operated by private contractors.

In these times of fear and terror, the Commission for the Preservation of the New Order (COMPNOR) is reminding citizens that it is better that the Rebellion is fought in the Outer Rim, than in the Core Worlds, and that such fighting and insurrection against the legitimate government of the galaxy is itself a crime against humanity, and that such barbarism will not stand.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Rebellion and Wanton Piracy on the Overic Griplink

The Victory-class star destroyer Redoubtable evacuates women and children from the transfer station in the Munto Codru system.

PAKUUNI SYSTEM - Imperial Navy Sector Headquarters in the Pakuuni system is reporting the successful humanitarian evacuation of a space station in the Munto Codru system, while different rebel warlords and factions jockey for power along the Overic Griplink.

Hostilities began when a pirate band of civilian-seeming small spacecraft ambushed an Imperial vanguard formation in the Reginard system. Meanwhile in the Munto Codru system, an Imperial line arrived at a transfer station in order to assist a pair of Victory-class star destroyers evacuate human children from the space station. Tragically, these star destroyers were part of a cynical ambush, as they proved to be crewed by traitors when they fired on the relief line.

It was at that time that Imperial Intelligence learned of vicious internecine warring between different Rebel factions, while Imperial lines engaged in training maneuvers in the Turkana system. The ships engaged in training maneuvers were quickly reassigned and ordered to answer the distress call at the transfer station in Munto Codru. While engaged in the emergency evacuation, the pirates reported in the Reginard system arrived at the Munto Codru transfer station. While two vessels were lost, the Victory-class Star Destroyer Redoubtable was able to evacuate the women and children aboard that station, courageously bringing refugees on board, while the armed freighters attempted to attack the Redoubtable.

It shocks the loyal conscience that these Rebels and pirates would wantonly attack a humanitarian relief vessel with such brutality. To great rejoicing of the evacuees, the Redoubtable was able to fulfill its mission and bring the child refugees from the Calamari Sector safe to Turkana, despite having a near encounter with the false-flag star destroyers that had attacked the previous rescue mission.

According to transponder records, the Victory-class star destroyers seen to be attacking loyal Imperial Navy forces are believed vessels lost to none other than the murderous Admiral Theia.

As the Redoubtable made the jump to hyperspace, avoiding the false-flag star destroyers, the false destroyers appeared to be under attack by Nebulon-B frigates known to be loyal to the vile Warlord Lyraeus.

Lyraeus, as bloodthirsty rebel a rebel as known to Imperial Intelligence, has proven to be so ambitious for carving out an autonomous fiefdom on the Outer Rim that his forces have more often than not attacked other rebel formations. Yet, as this battle between Rebel factions took place, the withdrawing vanguard line had returned to the Turkana system for repairs, when it was attacked by a rebel line in the Turkana system itself. The withdrawing line managed to make the jump to lightspeed, yet this unfortunately left Turkana in Rebel hands.

This occupation, while clearly a danger to the peoples of the Turkana system, their reign of terror is not imagined to last, as the Rebel units continue to fight among one another for their petty fiefdoms.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Rebellion Destabilizes Wild Space Societies

News reporter in uncharted system describing the influence of Rebel Alliance activity on local radicalism

ESPANA SYSTEM (WILD SPACE) - Rebel activity in uncharted systems has increased levels of violence and chaos even in regions not part of intergalactic society.

Intercepted transmissions from the uncharted regions of the Outer Rim, also known as 'Wild Space', show that Rebel activity is even having a destabilizing effect on societies not part of galactic civilization.

As if further evidence was necessary, this development is further proof that the Rebellion and its call for the return of a republican form of government, can unleash untold havoc and violence in systems not prepared for such ideas.

The irresponsible spread of Rebel ideology is a clear danger to galactic civilization (though it will soon be dealt with), but the scars on the societies beyond the Empire's jurisdictional claim may be devastating to those societies.

COMPNOR spokesman Agandist

Mr. Prop Agandist, spokesman for the Commission for the Preservation of the New Order (COMPNOR) spoke to HNN reporters about this development:

"It clearly shows the irresponsibility and hypocrisy of the Rebel Alliance," Mr. Agandist said. "These wild space societies are simply not ready for that stage of political development.

"The Republic, which bedeviled galactic society for millennia, is thankfully a stage that we have passed. We now have a centralized form of government directed by a truly gifted individual - Emperor Palpatine - with a efficient and effective bureaucracy to support his enlightened leadership. That would not have been possible without the Old Republic to recognize its own deficiencies and, through the Binks Amendment, transform its own structure towards the superior form we have now.

"But the savage societies beyond the Outer Rim are not yet at that stage. For the Rebellion to preach republicanism is to unleash all sorts of local radicalisms and fanaticisms that are beyond the control of small local governments that do not have enlightened leaders and administrations such as the Empire has."

With the uncharted systems being destabilized by the Rebellion, Imperial Center on Coruscant must consider the formation of a trusteeship by the Empire over the affected societies.

"The only charitable solution now will be for the Empire to step in and govern those societies on their behalf," Mr. Agandist said. "We can only hope that they have the resources to recoup the losses to Imperial taxpayers."

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Lord Vader Tests Imperial Resolve; Resolve Found Adequate

Starfighter field of TIE Phantoms at an undisclosed location in the Pakuuni sector

PAKUUNI SYSTEM - Lord Darth Vader tested the resolve and skill of a unit of recently-developed TIE Phantom starfighter craft yesterday. According to insider reports, the Dark Lord has found the unit's preparedness 'adequate'.

According to reports from recently-throttled sources, the battle-preparedness of TIE Phantom pilots was found lacking in the face of the criminal threat in the Pakuuni sector and the Tion Cluster. The late witnesses reported to an element of these highly-sophisticated craft having been destroyed by nothing more than Y-Wing, HWK, and Z-95 fighters.

Finding such reports 'disturbing', Lord Vader, a personal assistant to the Emperor, tested the mettle of a different TIE Phantom element based at an undisclosed location in the Pakuuni sector. To Lord Vader's contentment, the element in question was found to be adequately prepared in the face of an upcoming effort to root crime and insurrection out of the Pakuuni sector and the Tion Cluster.

The Imperial Navy's effort to eliminate crime and insurrection in the Tion Cluster and Pakuuni sector coincides with a renewed effort to liberate the Calamari sector from the mismanagement of its natives. The Mon Calamari and the Quarren, two barely civilized aquatic races from the Dac system, recently declared treason against the Empire and joined the Rebellion. In response, the Emperor ordered the sector's uprising to be suppressed.

With the Imperial Navy's successes against the Rebellion and the Mon Calamari, the Empire has taken on the burden of providing law and order in the wake of its advancing fleets. The rejuvenation of Roodkasteel station in the Brigia system as a signature project has already begun to bear fruit as local denizens celebrate the arrival of Imperial law and order on the Outer Rim.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Rebel Attack in Mos Eisley Shocks Galaxy

Wookiee terrorist engaged in violent assault on Imperial troop quarters

MOS EISLEY (TATOOINE SYSTEM) - The Rebellion attempted to bring violence and lawlessness back to the Arkanis sector yesterday, as it wantonly attacked an Imperial troop barracks in Mos Eisley on the planet Tatooine, killing scores of stormtroopers and local denizens as well as the local troop commander.

After months of peace and stability in the Arkanis sector, violence returned to that segment of the Outer Rim, as a cell or rebel extremists attacked an Imperial troop barracks. Numbering several alien beings, including a Wookiee and a Bothan, the rebel cell attacked the barracks with the intent to assassinate the local troop commander.

The troop commander, one Captain Kayn Somos, was a symbol of Imperial benevolence and generosity. Having served as a peacekeeper and drill instructor, Captain Somos was greatly admired by his troops as well as local citizens. Cpt. Somos's reputation as a bridge-builder between the Imperial troop presence and the local citizenry, is deemed to have been the cause of his being targeted.

During the height of the attack, local Tuskens - also called sand people - volunteered to defend Cpt. Somos and his outpost, but these selfless volunteers were brutally cut down by the rebels.

The incident happened after Imperial stormtroopers attempted to arrest a notorious narcotics smuggler, Han Solo, a known associate of Jabba the Hutt and the senator-turned-traitor, Leia Organa. The rebel cell in question was sighted assisting Solo's escape.

Local authorities are on alert and searching for evidence that will lead to the capture of the rebel cell. The cell, believed to consist of a Wookiee male, Bothan male, and human female (the latter doubtlessly acting under alien duress), is considered armed, dangerous and lacking in conscience.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Heroic Life of a TIE Pilot

TIE fighter pilot RK-12-65 speaking to HNN

ROODKASTEEL STATION (BRIGIA SYSTEM) - With the Imperial Navy continuing to suppress crime and insurrection, HNN speaks directly with the pilots responsible for the return of peace and stability on the Outer Rim.

The TIE pilots of the Imperial Navy provide the stalwart digits of the Empire's hand in returning law and order to the Outer Rim. Today we take a moment to speak with these galactic heroes to ask them what life is like in the vacuum of this far reach of galactic civilization.

"Well, all you can do is to rely on your training out there," TIE pilot RK-12-65 said, reflecting on a recent incident involving a traitorous member of the Imperial Senate brought to capital justice.

"He was guarded by a couple of squints [TIE/in Interceptors], which are a lot faster and agile than our eyeball TIEs [TIE/ln Fighters]. So, I tried getting a bead on him by pulling a 'K' [Koiogran turn - a high-paced and high-G maneuver that turns the fighter around to face in the opposite direction of previous travel]. Next thing I know, that Squint is on top of me, but also working hard to avoid my wings. Thankfully the flight leader was on top of him to take him out."

Recent graduates from the Naval Academy on Prefsbelt IV, such as RK-12-65, are instructed to keep themselves out of the way of more senior pilots. Often-times this frustrates the flight objectives of the traitors and fugitives from Imperial justice.

"Meanwhile, that shuttle [carrying the traitorous senator] had gotten himself in the rocks. We attempted capture, but there was little left after the asteroids got him."

"The other day some droid told me that the chance of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1!" RK-12-64, RK-12-65's wingman added.

"Don't listen to that stupid droid," RK-12-65 said. "Our squadron leaders wouldn't send us into an asteroid field if it would get us killed!"

"But if they did, I'd be there!" RK-12-64 hastened to add. "You know, for the Emperor!"

"Yes, for the Emperor!" RK-12-65 chimed in.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Imperial Starfighters Clear the Spacelanes of Rebel and Other Criminal Activity

TIE/x1 Advanced escort fighter patrolling the systems of the Tion Cluster

RAXUS SYSTEM - Pilots for the Imperial Navy struck yet another blow for order, stability, and the Imperial Way, today. With actions along the Tion Trade Route, rebel and criminal activity has been suitably crushed, and will think again before rearing its ugly head.

The Imperial Navy continues to clear crime and insurrection out of the sectors near the justly beleaguered Calamari Sector. Today, flights of space superiority fighters engaged in a hunt for rebels and other criminals along the Tion Trade Route between Raxus and Eredenn.

Systems cleared of crime and insurrection along the Tion Trade Route

The Imperial pilots were so eager to show their mettle against scum of all colors, that some Imperial units came to blows between one another. Some report that the Emperor Himself came to witness their prowess, doubtlessly spurring on our pilots' zeal to rid the galaxy of crime and rebellion.

The casualties taken through such 'friendly fire' actions have been deemed by the Imperial Navy Admiralty as well as the Commission for the Preservation of the New Order (COMPNOR) to be acceptable losses.

While tragic, it is understood that "TIE pilots will be TIE pilots". As long as the criminals and insurrectionists are dealt with, any losses are considered to be for the greatest cause - galactic stability and the Emperor's glory.

A particularly-heated exchange took place in the Rudrig system, where the Tion Trade Route meets the Rudrig-Gbu Way, as different units - some including private contractors - had jurisdictional disputes.

Ultimately, all was for the best, as the criminals were thoroughly put down and turned to flight.

Similar actions are expected tomorrow towards the trailing end of the Tion Trade Route, as units operating from Roodkasteel station also commence counter-terrorism actions.

Friday, November 6, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Rebellion Driven From Shaylin System

Previously captured image of rebel frigate Blue Majesty believed to be destroyed in the Shaylin system.

PAKUUNI SYSTEM - Imperial Navy Sector Headquarters in the Pakuuni system is reporting the defeat of the Rebellion in the Shaylin system. According to second-hand reports, Commodore Charis Naboobo - the hero of the Colundra Sector - has driven the infamous warlord Lyraeus from the neighboring system along the Overic Griplink.

Presently unconfirmed reports have the Empire in control of the Shaylin system - a strategic system along the Overic Griplink. Shaylin had been left in Rebel hands following the assault on the Turkana system two weeks ago.

Commodore Naboobo had been absent during the assault on Turkana, but has redeemed himself with the capture of the Shaylin system. Naboobo won the right to command the Imperial forces at Shaylin after a swift simulated skirmish between his battle line and that of another Imperial commander.

Precise details of the battle at Shaylin remain to be disclosed, though eye-witness reports speak of the rebel assault frigate Blue Majesty careening in front of the turbolasers of a Victory-class Star Destroyer. Another eye witness speaks of the presence of a smaller frigate of Mon Calamari design being destroyed just in time to prevent the destruction of an Imperial vessel.

HNN reporters will keep you up to date on the latest reports from the Shaylin system as details become known.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Imperial Navy Continues to Prove its Mettle Against Crime and Rebellion

Criminal outposts use Y-Wing fighter-bombers and Z-95 Headhunters to prey on civilian shipping and extort resources for the Rebellion.

MULLAN SYSTEM - The courageous pilots of the Imperial Navy continue to thwart the forces of crime and rebellion in the Outer Rim.

Concurrent with training operations in the neighboring Gbu system, formations of Imperial Navy starfighter pilots engage in a continued campaign to bring loyalty and lawfulness to the Outer Rim.

Yesterday, a flight of TIE fighters flying escort for a new TIE/x1 Advanced starfighter encountered a criminal pirate operation in the Mullan system, which it quickly dispatched. All the criminal vessels - a Y-Wing, a heavily-modified HWK-290, and two Z-95 Headhunters - are known starfighter types flown by the Rebellion.

The Commission for the Preservation of the New Order (COMPNOR) identifies criminal-rebel activity as being a paradigm shift for the Rebellion, while their uprising in the Calamari sector increasingly looks hopeless.

"The Rebellion knows that its cause is lost in the Calamari sector," COMPNOR spokesman Prop Agandist told HNN. "Therefore, they are reverting back to their natural selves - smugglers and pirates."

Meanwhile, the Empire is shifting its elite fighter pilots with advanced space superiority craft behind the front lines in order to counter this despicable attempt by the Rebel crime syndicate to sow lawlessness. In training actions, these elite pilots demonstrated their swift capacity to outmaneuver both swift interceptors as well as knock out armored bombers.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

COMPNOR: There Are No Rebels at Dellalt

COMPNOR spokesman Prop Agandist assuring loyal Imperial citizens

CORUSCANT (IMPERIAL CENTER) - in a press conference, COMPNOR spokesman Prop Agandist reassured loyal citizens that the battle at Dellalt was won, and that the police actions against the Rebellion are proving to be successful.

In response to vile rumors and baseless hearsay, Mr. Prop Agandist of the Commission for the Preservation of the New Order (COMPNOR) brought comforting words to the Empire's loyal subjects.

The falsehoods in question are spread by a little-noticed outlet on the subspace communications network called 'Alliance "Free" News' (A"F"N), which perpetuates false rumors and terrorist propaganda. Contrary to the manifest reality of the situation, A"F"N purports that the Imperial Navy's police action in the Dellalt System last week was a victory for the Rebellion.

"All lies," Mr. Agandist said.

"There are no rebels at Dellalt."

The action against the Rebellion at Dellalt was part of the Calamari campaign to bring the denizens of the Dac system on the Outer Rim back into the fold of galactic civilization. The two species of that system, the Mon Calamari and the Quarren, have fallen victim to the Rebellion and are presently being forced to supply the terrorist movement with combat-capable starships.

These starships have already been sighted on the front lines. Fortunately, these refitted luxury liners - designed to lay aliens in the lap of voluptuous comfort - are not considered a match against the effective war vessels of the Imperial Navy.

Meanwhile, A"F"N has become the laughingstock of the galactic newsnets. As a channel operating on subspace, it responds to events over a week ago, neglecting the subsequent crushing defeat of the Rebellion in the Turkana system, which brings the Empire much closer to reasserting peace and stability back to the Calamari sector.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lord Darth Vader Finds New Ways to Motivate Troops

Lord Vader declines comments to the press

PAKUUNI SYSTEM - Lord Darth Vader takes a personal hand in reviewing and inspiring Imperial stormtroopers. Some found wanting. Vader also led a raid against Rebel insurgents on Turkana after the Imperial Navy secured Turkana's capture.

Lord Darth Vader, special assistant for disciplinary affairs of Emperor Palpatine, has begun an internal review of the stormtrooper corps.

Assisted by a cadre of officers from the Central Committee for Discipline Inspection of the Stormtrooper Corps' Human Resources department, Lord Vader has taken a 'hands-on approach' to the Stormtrooper Corps' operational readiness assessment.

While Lord Vader did not have an opportunity to speak with HNN, one adjutant to Lord Vader, told HNN that while one stormtrooper squad was found wanting in operational readiness, another was found to be quite adequate.

"We're proud of our stormtroopers," Lord Vader's adjutant, Colonel U.S.Eless, told HNN. "This recent squad was quick to respond to Lord Vader's examination, and did so while put under stress by a sustained turbolaser barrage from Lord Vader's own star destroyer, the Devastator

Asked about the squad that did not meet Lord Vader's expectation, Col. Eless assured HNN that this squad would no longer be a problem in the future.

Beyond engaged in an operational readiness review, Lord Vader also made time in his busy schedule to demonstrate skill and inspire morale by personally engaging in a strike against a rebel cell on Turkana. According to Col. Eless, one wookiee and some rebel insurgents were still at large, the rebel cell's leader had been struck down by Lord Vader personally.

Turkana was just recently captured by Imperial Navy forces, liberating both the world and its system from a rebel naval presence. Ground operations are underway to rid the planet of ground based rebel cells.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Imperial Navy Drives Towards Mon Calamari Homeworld, Seizing Turkana

Theia's fleet of Corellian corvettes attempting to attack a civilian convoy in the Shaylin system.

TURKANA SYSTEM - The Imperial Navy struck a strong blow for galactic peace and stability today, destroying the Rebel presence in the Turkana system.

The Imperial Navy made a powerful advance towards the Calamari sector today. In the Turkana system, the vanguard battle line encountered stiff resistance from the forces of the abominable warlord Lyraeus. These were driven to retreat back to the Shaylin system. There, rebel privateers commanded by the infamous Admiral Theia attempted to attack a civilian convoy evacuating innocent civilians, but were halted by another Imperial attack line.

Admiral Theia is a ruthless war criminal, responsible for the mass killing of human civilians aboard an orbital station in the Ryndellia system nearly seven months ago. While cynically claiming to have an interest in protecting human life, the attack vector of her flotilla of corvette was unmistakable. Unfortunately for the war criminal, the convoy she had targeted proved to be an Imperial attack line commanded by none other than Admiral Screed.

Having routed Theia's forces, Admiral Screed pushed on towards Turkana. There he encountered the forces of the warlord Lyraeus, attempting to ensconce his assault frigates near a dangerous asteroid field. Lyraeus' bloodthirstiness proved to be a liability when his frigates were flanked by two Victory-class star destroyers under Admiral Screed's command. Lyraeus' forces quickly engaged the hyperdrive, imprudently driving deeper into territory reclaimed by the Empire.

With Admiral Screed's forces saving the forward momentum towards the Mon Calamari homeworld, Lyraeus and Theia managed to regroup at the Shaylin system. Rather than joining forces against the Empire, these two rivals for dominance within the Rebel ranks set upon eachother, as Theia's forces ambushed those belonging to Lyraeus.

Having captured the Turkana system, the Imperial Navy expects to suppress rebel activity in the Shaylin system, while moving on to Munto Codru system and ever closer to victory over the vicious and fractious Rebellion.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Imperial Forces Continue to Interdict Rebel Logistics Behind Lines

Location of the Eridicon system behind Rebel lines around the Dac system.

PAKUUNI SYSTEM - Imperial Sector Command is receiving more reports from behind Rebel lines of Imperial Navy activity creating disruptions ahead of planned offensive.

After reports yesterday of Line Commander Bonner disrupting Rebel supply efforts, the Imperial Sector Command on Pakuuni has learned of another strike on Rebel forces in the Eridicon system.

The hero of this hour is one Line Commander Ricktus, who's precise name and rank remains undisclosed to protect his family from Rebel reprisals. Ricktus commanded a heavy attack line consisting of three Victory-class star destroyers and one swift Gladiator-class star destroyer.

Occupying the system's orbital supply platform, Commander Ricktus prevented a small fleet of rebel frigates and corvettes from re-occupying the station and using it as a transfer point for contraband produced within the system.

The Eridicon system lies well behind Rebel lines, and is a source of supplies being routed to the front through the Minntooine system.

Disruptions are interdicting the Rebellion's capacity to bring war materiel such as genocidal weaponry to their fleets. Furthermore, as an organization funded by the trafficking in contraband, these Imperial efforts are debilitating the Rebellion's efforts to traffic in spice and other narcotics. Some reports even mention rebellious aliens trafficking in human children.

Rebel Forces Driven From Dellalt System

Victory-class star destroyer Corrupter pursues the rebel flagship Blue Citadel from the Dellalt system.

CALUULA SYSTEM - Imperial Navy forces returned to Caluula, having successfully driven Rebel forces from the Dellalt system. Capitalizing on the intelligence gathered the previous week, Naval Intelligence projects that the system will soon be returned to Imperial control.

The Empire scored another victory for galactic civilization today, driving the Rebel forces of the infamous warlord Lyraeus from the Dellalt system. Some Rebel ships were destroyed while the Rebel flagship was pursued from the system by the Victory-class star destroyer Corrupter and its TIE Bomber squadrons.

The Warlord Lyraeus' flagship Blue Citadel, a refurbished luxury liner infamous for its decadence and depravity as a den of gambling and casual glitterstim consumption, quickly fled the Dellalt system, while the battle still raged. Doubtlessly, its crew dined on sumptuous Mon Calamari sushi while their misguided comrades in arms died by the thousands, brought to summary justice by the courageous forces of the Imperial Navy. Before other ships could also be subjected to Imperial justice, they too fled the system, knowing that they had been abandoned by their leadership.

This Imperial victory comes a week after an Imperial reconnaissance line located the rebel fleet of the warlord Lyraues massed at the Dellalt system. The fleet had been poised for a futile attack on loyal Imperial civilians in the Caluula system, aimed at punishing these innocent subjects of the Emperor. Fortunately, these plans were thwarted due to decisive action by the recently-promoted admiral Kendal Ozzel, recently recommissioned to serve under the immediate command of Lord Darth Vader.

Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports speak of a great victory in the Eridicon system in Calamari-held space. Inspired action under the command of an Imperial commander, answering to the name Admiral Bonner, has interdicted supplies moving from the Mon Calamari homeworld to the rebel front.

With Blue Citadel having been decisively routed from the Dellalt system, the sector admiralty serving under Admiral Ren Ren Darvox projects that Blue Citadel will not be seen back on the front lines. It's crew is considered to be traumatized by the prospect of their own lives while uncaring towards those of their slain former cohorts.

The hearts of the galaxy's most stalwart journalists at the HoloNet News Network go out to the friends and family of the limited casualties suffered on the Imperial side during the battle.

HNN thanks you for your service.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Imperial Navy Continues to Fight Crime in Liberated Space

Alien criminal taken into custody after surrender

STALIMUR SYSTEM - special starfighter and bomber units continue to wipe out crime in the territories recently cleared of rebel activity.

With the Pakuuni and Caluula systems in firm Imperial control, and the Rebel alliance cornered in the Calamari sector, the Imperial Navy is able to enforce Imperial law and order in the systems recently recaptured from the Rebellion.

Today, law enforcement operations netted two criminal bands. The first of these were operating a stole TIE Advanced starfighter, which Imperial pilots were able to destroy, while capturing a criminal wingman piloting a Firespray-31 attack craft, destroying another. The captured alien criminal will be transferred to the spice mines on Kessel in order to once again become a productive member of society, even if that society is among other criminals.

The criminal syndicate attempted retaliation, flying another Firespray-31 alongside refurbished Y-wing fighter-bombers of Clone War vintage, but were also destroyed by swift action by our Imperial Navy starfighter pilots.

With every eradicated criminal band removed from newly recaptured space, local civilians are finding new hope to return to a civilized lifestyle.

"Thank you for bringing the light of Imperial civilization back to us," said one denizen of this sector of the Outer Rim when interviewed by officers of the Imperial Security Buread (ISB), "you have no idea what this means to us!"

"I think we do," the officers replied, "I think we do."

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Empire to Revitalize Roodkasteel Space Station

Roodkasteel station in the Brigia system: formerly a haven for rebels and traitors, soon a hub of Imperial security and commerce

BRIGIA SYSTEM - Once a derelict hulk, Roodkasteel station in the Brigia system has been marked for a revitalization program ordered by the Empire, turning a former Rebel hideout into a haven for security and commerce in the Tion Hegemony sector.

Situated at the crossroutes of the Tion Trade Route and the Pakuuni Drift, Brigia and Roodkasteel station in particular were once regional hubs of commerce before a corvette piloted by an inebriated Gamorrean ship thief collided with the station and - worse - the Brigia system became a hive of rebel activity.

With the return of relative peace and stability after the Empire captured the Caluula and Pakuuni systems, isolating the wayward Calamari sector, Brigia and Roodkasteel station now have reason to hope for a brighter future.

While the station is a renowned den of sabacc and other types of card gamers, economic analysts working for the Empire project that a shift from such card games to sustaining local military operations will both lift Roodkasteel's fortunes as well as moral fiber.

A Gozanti-class cruiser carrying TIE fighters

While there are still reports of criminal and rebel activity on a much smaller scale, economists believe that the stationing of an Imperial Navy fighter garrison on Roodkasteel will provide a stimulus for economic growth. A departure point for Gozanti-class carriers, capable of deploying flights of TIE fighters for long-range patrols, the garrison is to assist with law enforcement and counterinsurgency in the system and along regional trade routes.

With the imminent recapturing of the Mon Calamari and Quarren homeword, the campaign to liberate the Calamari sector from rebel forces will also bring more traffic through Roodcasteel. According to reports, the Imperial Navy plans to launch missions to recapture the Shayling and Turkana systems within the coming week.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

During Counter-Insurgency Operations, Imperial Navy Flight Encounters Defector Pirates

Classified model of TIE Fighter with sable coloring and crossbones devise, belonging to unknown pirate band.

MULLAN SYSTEM - An Imperial Flight of starfighters and bombers, engaged with counter-insurgency operations, encountered a band of space pirates flying advanced Imperial starfighters. Imperial Intelligence tasked with discovering theft of state-of-the-art hardware

While suppressing rebel starfighters operating behind Imperial lines in the Mullan system, a flight of Imperial starfighters was attacked by a band of space pirates. The Pirate craft were colored sable with a crossbones device on the lead craft's radiator panels.

While the lead craft appeared to be a TIE/ln fighter, footage recovered from the black box aboard one of the destroyed Imperial Navy craft, demonstrates that the fighter in question was an advanced type of TIE fighter with classified components. Also among the pirate craft was a TIE Punisher heavy bomber and a Firespray-31 attack craft.

According to the Imperial Security Bureau, these pirates may be part of a wider network of dissidents and traitors. A similar configuration of assailants was encountered in the Arcan system of the Cronese Mandate sector last week. Officials within the ISB report that the usual suspects (aliens and unemployed persons) will be rounded up and questioned.

Sources within Imperial Intelligence, on the other hand, doubt the connection but report that investigations have begun in order to discover how the advanced technology would up in the hands of a heretofore unknown pirate gang.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Empire Gathers Valuable Intelligence on Mon Calamari Forces

Mon Calamari luxury liner turned into weapon of mass terrorism.

CALUULA SYSTEM - In several engagements in the Dellalt system, the Imperial Navy probed Rebel lines in order to discover weaknesses in the Mon Calamari militia forces.

The Empire gained valuable intelligence on Mon Calamari militia capabilities in two actions against the Rebellion in the Dellalt system yesterday. Several Imperial battle lines struck at the Mon Calamari militia forces, gaining new insights into the weaknesses of this alien race's haphazard fleet.

"The Mon Calamari have nothing but refitted luxury liners," a spokesman for Admiral Kendal Ozzel told HNN reporters. "The Imperial Navy will have nothing to fear from them once the fleet has massed and begins its drive towards the Mon Calamari home world."

Adm. Kendal Ozzel

Commodore Ozzel was the commander of the first sortie against the Rebellion. Having traveled back to Caluula aboard a hyperspace-capable escape pod in order to bring the Naval leadership as well as the loyal press (such as HNN), Ozzel was rewarded for his bravery with an on-the-spot promotion.

While some cynics have referred to Ozzel as both "clumsy and stupid", Ozzel is generally regarded as a rising force within the Navy, having developed a tactical doctrine of surprise attacks and swift action.

A profile in both courage and brilliance, Ozzel is expected to make swift promotion, possibly earning a commission at the head of Lord Vader's personal squadron of star destroyers.

Private Contractors Deemed Inadequate Compared to Imperial Navy

Bounty hunters under Imperial contract fail to capture new criminal syndicate in the Saheelindeel system.

SAHEELINDEEL SYSTEM - Bounty hunters operating under Imperial contract to diminish crime in the trailing Keldrath Sector, while Imperial Navy maintains its focus on the Calamari rebellion.

In a disappointing setback for civilization in the Outer Rim, a team of bounty hunters failed to bring a new crime syndicate in the Saheelindeel system to Imperial justice. The Calamari rebellion is clearly held to blame as the Imperial Navy is diverted from its vital task of maintaining law and order to suppressing the baseless Calamari insurgency.

"Normally we would not need that scum," Mr. Prop Agandist, spokesman for the Commission for the Preservation of the New Order (COMPNOR) told HNN. "The Navy would be on hand to suppress such small-time criminals."

"Unfortunately, with these Calamari needing to be show their place, the Imperial Navy is having to redirect its capabilities towards maintaining galactic peace and stability."

While sometimes valuable, private contractors such as bounty hunters are not generally deemed adequate for a law enforcement mission.

"It's really sad how it's the simple human civilians and even base aliens who are made to suffer from this crime outbreak," Mr. Adandist added, "The Calamari Rebels really should be ashamed of themselves for making this lawlessness inevitable. But, as aliens without a conscience, that is a feeling that is beyond them."