Queen Talia Kristan Speaks About Her Homeworld of Bakura
With little news of the last events in the Bakura Government, a reporter of the Galactic News interviewed their Queen, Talia Kristan.
Bakura: The planetaty senate led by Dach Sapnitz lately reinstated the Bakuran monarchy with Talia Kristan, a former Republic Chancellor, taking the position of Queen. It also hasn’t been too long since the local government voted to remove Bakura from the Galactic Republic, as surprising result since so many of the Republic leaders had come from Bakura, including Chancellors Ma’at Nephthys, Baccus Altus, and Downz. The Grand Army of the Republic had also been heavily engaged with the Republic acting as its main military force for quite sometime. Even though they are still strong allies to the Republic, the independent GAR led by the Clone Council has pulled back from some of their missions for the Republic to consolidate their forces. Now the government, led by the Monarchy and the GAR are focusing on working together to develop, protect, and improve the planet.
As for the reasons of Bakura’s withdrawal from the Senate, much has already been written and speculated on the matter. The Queen cited security issues, the overuse of the GAR by the Republic, ignorance of a pair of Republic Senators, and the need for a more open trade status as reasons for Bakura’s withdrawal.
The Republic has gone through several Chancelor’s of recently along with changing of Vice-Chancellors, the last of which was killed. Queen Kristan doesn’t feel that the Republic security is up to standard and that they tried to use the GAR to fill in the gaps; overworking, spreading, and thinning their forces too much as different Republic worlds used the GAR rather than strengthen their local forces. In conjunction with actions by senators she declared had very little knowledge of how the Galaxy worked, Bakura’s resources were being drained to protect the Republic. Since their withdrawal from the Republic, Bakura has been able to strengthen their local forces, move and revitalize their capital, and helped GAR become strong once again. Furthermore, they’ve been able to open trade with such powers as the Galactic Banking Clan, Fel Remnants, and the Tetan Empire.
However, Bakura hasn’t abandoned the Republic. Both the Bakuran government and the GAR are still strong allies with the Republic and GAR in particularly patrols and backs up the defenses of Republic worlds. Bakura has also named a Senator that acts as an ambassador with duties such as forming alliances, opening trade negotiations as well as other representative tasks for both the Monarch and GAR on the galactic stage. Currently the position is held by a Bakuran princess until elections can be held.
On the security front, the Queen along with Clone Sergeants Runes and Scout and Captain Snoop stated that the matter of the Pirate Lord Jes’tula Tor’dok declaring part of the capital of his would be taken care of. The Queen seemed confident the man, who she said was even disliked by other criminals, and his band would be removed by GAR and Bakuran defense forces quickly.
For the Red Mist matter, which had been reported on recently, GAR stated they haven’t seen any long-term effects from the chemical attack. The attack was contained and very few were injured by quick action by the security forces. GAR continues to investigate the matter to arrest all those involved. They may also contact Naboo where similar attacks took place.
— Rakiko Lowtide, Daana Kira