LANTILLIES SYSTEM - The Imperial Navy, seeking to hire insurgent recovery agents to hunt down Rebels outside of the Calamari Sector, has tested the capabilities of potential contracting parties. Being tested by Imperial Navy fighter pilots, many bounty hunters were found wanting.
In a number of "try-outs", several bounty hunter couples were defeated by Imperial patrol units, similar to the type used against the Rebellion and criminal cartels in last year's Arkanis Campaign.
Thankfully for the bounty hunters, they fared better against the Rebellion than against their Imperial would-be employers. In one action along the Perlemian Trade Route, the bounty hunters destroyed a rebel smuggling vessel escorted by A- and B-wing fighters.
Elite Imperial pilots were unimpressed as they engaged in exercises between Royal Guard TIE interceptors and new-style TIE fighters while being observed by high-level Imperial tacticians and intelligence officers observing aboard a VT-49 Decimator and a Lambda-class shuttle.
The failed "action interviews" with the bounty hunters lays bare a long-standing dispute between adherents of former Moff Dzon Brennin's strategy of employing Special Operations Units and the Intragalactic Brotherhood of Bounty Workers (IBBW), the galaxy-wide bounty hunting union.
Those arguing on behalf of the so-called 'Brennin doctrine' of using VT-49 Decimators alongside highly maneuverable space superiority fighters argue that the demonstrated superiority of the Navy. The Bounty Workers Brotherhood dispute the point, arguing that bounty hunters are not contracted to attack the military, but to engage terrorists and insurgents, whose tactics and vessels are inherently different than military units.
Speaking anonymously on behalf of the naval partisans, one officer commented, "we don't need that scum," referring to the bounty hunters.
Incensed by the officer's statement, IBBW-representative Bossk expressed his dismay to HNN, saying "That'sss hurtful."