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Politics on Endor

April 17, 2012

Reporters Daana Kira and Rakiko Lowtide traveled to Endor after learning they were applying to joining the Galactic Empire, specifically they wished to learn who was making the application since historically the different cultures on Endor have been considered primitive at best.

After learning that the Forest Moon of Endor had applied for application into the senate, GNN was curious as to who was making the declaration. The only clue from the Senate was that it was backed by a Grey Jedi order which in turn was impeding their application process, as many Senators were concerned of the nature of these Grey Jedis. The Moon of the giant gas Endor has had a galactic historical significance and surprisingly an ecological one as many different groups of sentient have made their home there, the Ewoks being the most famous, though none of them rise to what would be considered modern or maybe even primitive by galactic standards. With this background it was a surprise that anyone on the moon would make this application.

Landing on the Moon which really hasn’t seen too many changes since the Galactic Civil War, we were met by one known as Rexsus II and a Grey Jedi named Vyres Yodan III. They confirmed that yes they had made the application to the senate, but stated that Endor did not have a traditional government, only with Rexsus being seen as a Monarch by the locals. Rexsus stated that he was born on Endor, though was not clear on his people other than to say he was probably from Gupin, local shape-shifters, lineage. From a young age he’s been helping to watch over the planet and supposedly has come to know many of the natives. Both Rexsus and Yodan are co-leaders of the local Grey Jedi Order as well, seeing themselves as protectors over the natives and do not really see themselves ruling over them.

Arbitus Rexsus (left) with Vyres Yodan (right) on their homeworld of Endor.

A new student of these Jedi is planned to be the representative to the Republic as the moon hopes to receive protection and the other benefits of membership, though its unclear how a tribal dominated society with several superstitions and lack of modern basics like space travel or even holonet access will contribute to the Republic. Curiously, this did not seem to bother the Republic Senators who focused more on the Grey Jedi Order and its believes as a cause to block admittance.

As for this order, known as the Grey Guardians, stated that they are more of harmony seekers, aligning with any group, though for now they are trying to strengthen their ties to the different Jedi orders. Their other purpose is to defend Endor and keep safe its resources and valued objects, though the nature of these were kept secret with only phrik being named as a possible resource. The Order also has an orbital space station, so as not to impact the ecology of the Moon too much. In fact they believe that it would be beneficial for the Republic to have a more neutral order as an ally as well as one more active in politics.

So far there has not been too many threats to the Moon other than slavers, mostly working for the Hutts, capturing Ewoks, which the order plans to put a stop to. They hope membership in the Republic will provide for even more protection as well giving them an avenue to bring harmony to the Galaxy. Rexus had this to say “we are only here to benefit Endor’s goal to be strong in the Force’s eyes, as it is a rare jewel of the Force indeed. We want others who wish to come join us do in fact contact my elder or myself as well we seek those who want to bring a greater harmony to the Galaxy to not be shy to say they wish to join our cause on other planets wide”“and Yodan concluding with “we want also Jedi to know we are not, a threat to them but more of a strong bond with them.

The Galactic Senate should be voting on their application soon, but may send investigators and advisors to the moon to learn more before the vote is held.

— Rakiko Lowtide, Daana Kira

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  1. elderyodaniii
    April 17, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    ((its Vyres Yodan the III not Second)))

    • April 18, 2012 at 12:53 AM

      ((Fixed, sorry))

  2. April 17, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    Just to clarify to those who are curious, the term ‘Jedi’ does not apply to this organization. Besides not taking the threat of the Sith seriously (as indicated by their intention to ‘align with any group’), it has long been the policy of the Jedi order to stay directly out of politics.

    As it is implied by this interview that they intend to elect a Padawan (or Initiate, as the interviewer isn’t clear) as their Republic Senator, this organization sounds much more like a generic Force using research group with vaguely benevolent intentions than Jedi.

  3. Zach Rodchester
    April 17, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    If i recall…the main belief of grey jedi is the balance of the force or jedi who have turned away from the coucil if you want the acient republic defention… and obi wan’s master i belive fit that description at least thats why the council belived at that time. And there was also an order of grey jedi who stated that they would serve darth sidous’ empire unless he fell too far to the dark side. in my humble opioion the greys should be given a spot in the republic senate. Maybe they can offer a voice that isn’t allready the voice of GAR or that of the republic world’s resident jedi order.

  4. April 17, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    I have to agree with Governer Rodchester of Tython. What I do not agree is letting a jedi, get involved in politics. Leave the politics to the people, not someone who is involved in a jedi order, whether it be grey or light. Politics is for the citizens of The New Republic. It would be wise if you wish admittance to try and hold an election. I am unsure as to how the government of endor is, as it is more primitive then most of the new republic worlds that are already apart of the galactic senate.

    The government of Endor should be run by the people, not by jedi.

    Senator §unamoon of Naboo.

  5. elderyodaniii
    April 18, 2012 at 7:20 AM

    * would grunt looking at the holofeed and leaning foward as he then looks towards the”Senator” of Naboo’s post*

    moyetillyrianasunamoon :
    I have to agree with Governer Rodchester of Tython. What I do not agree is letting a jedi, get involved in politics. Leave the politics to the people, not someone who is involved in a jedi order, whether it be grey or light. Politics is for the citizens of The New Republic. It would be wise if you wish admittance to try and hold an election. I am unsure as to how the government of endor is, as it is more primitive then most of the new republic worlds that are already apart of the galactic senate.
    The government of Endor should be run by the people, not by jedi.

    ” It has occurred to me your confusing us with ‘jedi” as by far we are almost the same , we’re nothing of them but similar focus as them… We’re Grey guardians , Harmony seekers, neutral force users, Further more you may calls us Primitive Endor’s Monarch is by far nothing of the sorts, But I recall your Monarchy Attacking it’s own people last night by setting the buildings up in flames on theed Why should one admit you to the republic also , what makes these actions onto your own land any more primitive? Hmm and why should you be involved with republic affairs also as there is not justice for what actions was caused?”

    he would chuckle continue typing his response

    “As For the Government of Endor it is run by its people as Endor’s Monarch became part of it system once by birth and was voted as such, thus we should get a equal right to maintain a support from the republic itself by letting us gain Admittance”

    he would smile then end his holofeed placing his Signature

    Elder yodan III Grey Guardian of Endor

  6. April 18, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    ” Elder Yodan, you are mistaken to the recent events that occured on Naboo. What you witnessed was not our own people but the sith invaders and their goons torching the city of Theed on Fire. Last nights attempt to destroy our people was further more terrorism done by the sith and their puppet of a queen, in Lake Country. The land of Naboo and the surrounding land that is not Lake Country is, Republic soil. Last night was nothing more then another attempt to purge my people from our own world.

    The actions against our people will find justice, rest assured. There will be justice for the terrorism being done to my people. As for your government, I will say once more to please elect a citizen of Endor that is not an initiate or a jedi, grey or otherwise. This is to make sure that the one you have elected, is the best candidate to serve your people. Electing someone who is one of your initiates is by far not the best course of action. I suggest your people take time to find someone who is not a grey jedi, a citizen that can lead your people in the senate.

    I am available in Theed for more talks on this if you are interested. I wish you and the people of Endor the best and hope that your people prosper in the hopes of one day joining the new republic.

    Goodluck and be safe, Elder Yodan III.

    Senator Sunamoon of Naboo

    • (Captain) Alex Kardel
      April 18, 2012 at 2:10 PM

      ” I’d just like to clarify that Endor’s only sentient residents are this seemingly small order of Grey Jedi, and a bunch of Ewoks (who everyone knows are extremely primitive).
      I don’t believe a Class 0 civilization is ready for admittance and representation into a Class 3 civilization. I don’t foresee Ewoks being technologically and culturally advanced enough to meet any qualifications, especially when the planet doesn’t even have a leader; instead a force user who guards a few tribes from slavers.

      IF the Ewoks are somehow becoming developed, it is only due to interference from outside forces such as these force users, who I’m sure they only follow because they perceive them as demigods or wizards. I hope the rest of the galaxy is logical enough to take this into consideration. Endor doesn’t even have a planetary government, let alone a government at all. Just primitive tribes that still use spears and slingshots as weaponry. “

      • April 18, 2012 at 2:16 PM

        (( Didn’t mean to post that as Alex Kardel. Ignore that. James Kardel*

  7. (Captain) Alex Kardel
    April 18, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    (( Republic or New Republic, not galactic empire. ))

  8. Concerned Citizen of the Galaxy
    April 19, 2012 at 7:40 AM

    Mikori Lawson :
    Just to clarify to those who are curious, the term ‘Jedi’ does not apply to this organization. Besides not taking the threat of the Sith seriously (as indicated by their intention to ‘align with any group’), it has long been the policy of the Jedi order to stay directly out of politics.

    “Just because someone wishes to align with any faction does not make them an less of a group. I in fact applaud them for being bold enough to try and find a way to co-exist with other factions throughout the galaxy.”

    Mikori Lawson :
    As it is implied by this interview that they intend to elect a Padawan (or Initiate, as the interviewer isn’t clear) as their Republic Senator, this organization sounds much more like a generic Force using research group with vaguely benevolent intentions than Jedi.

    “I spoke with someone that is close to the situation and was told that the Padwan would not take the office of Senator until he got his rank of Knight. This would come t any time now. I do not condone having Jedi in a political office though. This is what in fact bothers me the most. Jedi should not be allowed to hold an office of political power.

    • Xan Qenadius
      April 19, 2012 at 11:40 PM

      You might be a concerned citizen but your views resonate with me.

      Have we met? *laughs*

      • Concerned Citizen of the Galaxy
        April 20, 2012 at 7:08 AM

        “My views re just that ‘mine’. If you happen to agree with them then that is wonderful thing and I’m glad we can agree on something. I still maintain my stance that not all sith are ‘evil’ just as not all jedi are ‘good’. This seems to be the problem with the galaxy. People are quick to label. I think it was that one sith that struck me the most. Sin-Magir had stated at hutt night that he wanted to pay millions of credits to destroy sith artifacts. That takes some brass ones but he is a sith wanting to cross a line that most don’t even think of crossing.”

  9. April 20, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Concerned Citizen of the Galaxy :
    “My views re just that ‘mine’. If you happen to agree with them then that is wonderful thing and I’m glad we can agree on something. I still maintain my stance that not all sith are ‘evil’ just as not all jedi are ‘good’. This seems to be the problem with the galaxy. People are quick to label. I think it was that one sith that struck me the most. Sin-Magir had stated at hutt night that he wanted to pay millions of credits to destroy sith artifacts. That takes some brass ones but he is a sith wanting to cross a line that most don’t even think of crossing.”

    “I take it you’re Nasji Oba and this is your online persona?”

    • April 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM

      (( Nasaji*. I so wish I could edit comments I post. ))

    • Concerned Citizen of the Galaxy
      April 20, 2012 at 10:38 AM

      *chuckles for a moment and shakes her head*

      “I am but a voice of reason in a big galaxy. I have no name just concern for the people as normal as myself. As for if I’m Nasji Oba? I assure you I am not this woman. “

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