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Bombing on Coruscant Kills Thousands

September 15, 2012

After a broadcast by Emperor Kulith Laan, GNN reporter Rakiko Lowtide traveled to Coruscant to get more details.

Outside view of where a transportation tunnel collapsed ofter a terrorist bombing

Coruscant: A major bombing occurred near the Senate District on Coruscant at a busy underpass earlier today. Rescue crews are still in the process of pulling people from the rubble and the number of casualties are unknown at this time, but are believed to be in the thousands, with a thousand already declared dead, with two thousand already been taken to hospitals and thousands more trapped in the tunnel where the bombing took place, in fact upon arriving to the scene screams and yelling could be heard echoing throughout the underground transportation complex.

Here at the entrance to the main tunnel where the explosion was set, Emperor Kulith Laan was with allies, such as Darth Sae’hal of the DOR, advisors and agency heads as the viewed the destruction. Soon after the attacks had occurred, the Emperor made a public broadcast speaking to the citizens of the Galactic Empire had transpired. Part of his speech has been included following this broadcast. As the Emperor directed his men as to the cleanup, he was able to answer a few questions from the information they had been able to obtain.

Emperor Laan with Darth Sae’hal and military personnel at the entrance to the main tunnel where the bombing took place

A street holocam had been able to record a vehicle being driven into the tunnel which then exploded. The occupants haven’t been identified yet and the video recording is fuzzy at best. However the Emperor pointed out that their vehicle carried modest explosives but the perpetrators knew exactly where to set it off causing a collapse of the tunnel and widespread damage through the market district. Other video footage is being looked at now but will take some time.

One suspect was taken into custody. A Jedi who was found in the vicinity was questioned soon after the explosion. Not only was her presence suspect, but she had been identified as one of a group who had tried to spy on the Emperor when he met delegates from Endor. The Jedi was uncooperative and was taken into custody and handed over to DOR and special Imperial agents and was taken to an undisclosed location for further questioning.

Emperor Laan giving details about the explosion

Also being brought in for questioning are members of a Republic Relief group who had been given a pass to help victims of the Mandalorian occupation. The relief group happened to be in the vicinity of the explosion as well, and the Emperor stated it was suspect that they arrived the day of and were in the location of the explosion. The Emperor explained that the relief groups had been allowed on Coruscant after he signed a treaty with the head Republic Diplomat that had been ratified by Chancellor. He stated that if it is found that the Republic were involved, a matter he hope isn’t true, in this act of terrorism the consequences would be dire, but also stated it was up to the investigative agents and the courts to find the facts and pass judgment.

Security measure have been heightened and expanded throughout the city. The DOR is spearheading the investigation and should be making full report to the Emperor soon. The Emperor will make further public updates on Woostri during the Empire Day celebrations and on Kuat during the Imperial Ball. For now the Emperor ended with this “The perpetrators know who they are, and those connected to them will not be protected by hiding behind the Republic, relief workers, or Jedi if such is the case. The Empire is in the right in this, ans we will recover more united than ever against these aggressors, whomever they turn out to be. Droid, man, woman, whomever. The best citizens around the galaxy can do is to celebrate this renewed Empire Day with more fervor than ever, to show that the Imperial Spirit is not so easily breakable.

— Rakiko Lowtide

Speech Emperor Laan gave to the citizens of the Galactic Empire:

Citizens of Coruscant and the Empire…

Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very nation came under attack in a deliberate and deadly terrorist act.

The pictures of exploding repulsorlifts, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with terrible sadness and a burning, unyielding anger — but not disbelief. Whispers of planned attacks stemming from past governments and those biased against the Imperial Way circulated not long before the strike.

It is only all too unfortunate that these rumors went unheeded by those with the power to stop them. Any who lent their support to this atrocity has their hand in a great magnitude more civilian death than Imperial military.

These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our Empire is strong. A great people have been moved to defend an even greater nation. By striking a market, a place of trade for innocent citizens, our enemies show their true colors.

Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of the Empire. These acts shatter durasteel, but they cannot dent the mettle of the Imperial resolve.

The Empire was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon for Strength and Order in the world. And no one will keep that flame from burning.

Today, the Senate District saw the very worst of sentient nature, and we responded with the best of the Empire, with the daring of our rescue workers, with the duty for the Imperial Way from soldiers and citizens who came to give blood and see the crisis contained.

Immediately following the attack, I implemented our government’s emergency response plans. Our military is powerful, and it’s prepared. Our emergency teams are working in and around the Old Senate District to help with local rescue efforts.

Our first priority is to gather evidence against those whom attacked us, and to take every precaution to protect our citizens on this world and around the galaxy from further attacks. It is not lost on us that just today supposed Republic ‘relief’ workers were allowed on-world to see to aiding citizens left previously in need from the earlier Mandalorian occupation, yet only to be met by another calamity.

The search is underway for those who are behind this act of desperation and cowardice. I’ve directed the full resources for our intelligence and law enforcement ministries to find those responsible and bring them to justice. We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them. No matter the planet or allegiance to which they claim.

The presence of a Jedi aggressor present on the city floor during the chaos is equally troubling. Their failure to cooperate with authorities and retaliation to attempted arrest before their apprehension is equally telling.

This is a day when all Imperials, from every walk of life, unite in our resolve for justice. The Empire has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time.

Good night, and may the Force bring justice upon the enemies of the Empire.”

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  1. Citizen of Coruscant
    September 15, 2012 at 6:45 AM

    It was the Empire that did this. They are wanting to spread uncertainty through out the Galaxy so they be seen as the ones who can bring balance. It is a very good plan but obvious at the same time.

    The oppression has not yet started against the people here in Corsucant but it will only be a matter of time. Rumors of arrests are spreading… people being snatched of the streets and taken away never to be seen again.

    We need help!

    • September 16, 2012 at 6:55 AM

      (( Again we came back to the events from 11/09.Were written some books by various authors who launched the ideea that the attacks were orchestrated by the U.S. intelligence to provide a cassus belli for the war against terrorism and legitimatethe interventions from Iraq and Afghanistan.Try something else for swrp rp not speculations about the events in rl))

      • Psychotol
        September 18, 2012 at 5:08 PM

        ((I’m probably going to find I shouldn’t have posted this, but …

        As much as I don’t want to wind anyone up, I don’t think we should let percieved offence get in the way of roleplay, otherwise we’ll just be perpetually tiptoing around bad stuff that happened on particular days and frankly it could make playing our characters (some of our characters are evil scary people who do evil things, so, we can’t portray evil, what happens to our roleplay? That’s Deathwatch out of the picture for starters) very difficult, and we could lose a whole load of depth.

        The Star Wars story has cautionary elements relating to how democracies become dictatorships, about how fear causes people to bring about the things that are feared.

        I don’t think things like the rise of the Nazis (as an example) will ever be funny (although that Mitch and Webb sketch where one SS officer was asking another “Are we the baddies?” based on the skull emblem on his hat was pretty funny), but Star Wars has the rise of the empire in it, Anakin killing younglings, strangling his pregnant wife from across the landing pad (although robot chicken did make that one funny … Or not … ).

        And while I’d agree that most to all the conspiricy theories are basically religion stupid, the legal systems of the United States and United Kingdom (and many others) are getting a bit scary. We’re democracies precisely because we CAN’T just trust our leaders know what’s best.

        Don’t believe everything you read or hear, but at the same time, pay attention.))

  2. September 15, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    “He stated that if it is found that the Republic were involved, a matter he hope isn’t true, in this act of terrorism the consequences would be dire, but also stated it was up to the investigative agents and the courts to find the facts and pass judgment.”

    It could also be equally dire if it were found that Laan himself ordered this attack as a way of galvanizing his own position, i.e. the old “See! You need our protection! More cameras! More surveillance! MORE WAR!!! Its’ for your own good!”

  3. Sapphire Tafo
    September 15, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    The Senate of the Republic has not allowed the Chancellor and her staff to discuss or sign any treaty with the Empire. If anybody made such a thing in the name of the Republic, it’ll be a best either a draft, a worst a forgery.

    The Senate had, a long time ago now allowed negotiation with the Mandalorians about Coruscant, nothing more at the diplomatic level. If the Empire yet rely on a treaty, they were tricked.

    • Kasmiel
      September 15, 2012 at 10:55 AM

      It is a shame that you haven’t deduced that it was likely this rabble of sith who hired the mandalorians to take coruscant for them, their payment being Fondor.

  4. September 15, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    (( This is very inappropriate to do only a few days after 9-11. I’m not sure how it effects everyone else, but as a New Yorker I find it appalling that anyone would roleplay such events so close to the date of real ones; where real people were killed. ))

    • September 15, 2012 at 10:33 AM

      (I regret that this brings up bad memories for you, though I want to assure that it was a spontaneous and coincidental event, not a deliberate planned RP to coincide with the real-world tragedy.)

      • September 15, 2012 at 4:14 PM

        (( Alright then. Can’t say you did it intentionally. ))

    • Kasmiel
      September 16, 2012 at 4:36 AM

      ((You’ll live.))

      • Sha'ira
        September 16, 2012 at 6:26 AM

        ((No need to be insensitive about it))

  5. Jay
    September 15, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Can anyone say setup? Damn sith.

  6. Causidicus
    September 15, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    The danger of such tyranny is that it is deceptive in nature and alluring in voice. The galaxy watches from afar as a free people are bound by the empty promises of a dictator and the stinging rebuke of his wrath against dissension.

    Do the falsehoods of this self proclaimed autocrat inspire the people to armed resistance? Indeed, they should. A free people are only liberated as long as they provide for an adequate defense against those who would encroach upon them.

    The heretic, Kulith Laan, speaks of benevolent intentions as his blood-stained fingers wrap ever more tightly around the peoples’ necks. Soon, they shall be without air. And when they no longer serve as fodder for the cannons, their carcasses shall be discarded without a moment’s hesitancy.

    Brothers and sisters of the remaining free galaxy, turn your eyes introspectively. You and I both are well aware of the measures that must be taken against the harbinger of false peace.

    • September 16, 2012 at 11:48 PM

      Just so you know, your fancy speeches aren’t going to do much good, because the people dumb enough not to already be aware of what you’re saying won’t be able to understand the rambling, embellished vocabulary.

      I recommend adding fart jokes, and reducing the credits-per-word rate from ten to a half.

  7. Imperial Missionary
    September 15, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    The accusations of the Sith Empire attacking it’s own people is deplorable, and inflammatory. This could not be further from the truth. And it is insulting the memory of those whose lives have been taken by this tragic event to imply this is anyway the doing of any Imperial Agent. This was the actions of cowardly, zealous terrorist scum. Who will be brought to justice.

    • Kasmiel
      September 26, 2012 at 3:49 AM

      Deplorable, but not impossible.

  8. Lt. Msarko - Imperial Trooper
    September 15, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    As one of the first units on scene, I can verify that we had no part in the bombing of the market nor can we claim any of the resulting deaths. These terroristic actions were carried out by outside forces. While I don’t believe the Republic would be cold enough attack people they were once sworn to protect, the attack on myself and another Imperial officer by the Jedi soon after were far too convenient for anyones liking. If she was involved in the attack, then the Jedi way truely has fallen. Myself and others from my squad stayed personally after the attack to sift through the rubble to search for survivors. I hope cowardly attacks like this can be left out of the war theatre, but if they continue, those responsible will be dealt with.

  9. NOT HOGGIL, REALLY
    September 15, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    *falls to his knees, shaking his fists at the skies* “God damn you new republic! Why do you hate us!?”

  10. September 15, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    hmmmm how interesting on the day I visit the planet something like this happens. I wounder if this happened after I left the planet sense it seemed like nothing strange was going on at that time.

    • The Fact Finder
      September 16, 2012 at 1:37 AM

      I calculate a 75% chance that it was a botched attempt to assassinate you, if indeed the facts you state are accurate. I’ll need more facts to more accurately gauge the chances of this bombing having been meant for you.

      • Imperial Missionary
        September 16, 2012 at 2:16 AM

        ((just wanna point out, that this suddenly im a droid and going to start acting like it when I got called out for being a repuiblic shill is lame. ))

      • The Fact Finder
        September 16, 2012 at 4:05 AM

        (( I’ve been acting like a droid the entire time. Nobody accurately pointed out that I wasn’t acting like a droid, (…)))

        (I removed the rest which can be seen as hostile by some. Although it accurately points out a character might discover on the late their interlocuteur in a droid and there is no need to turn it OOC -DK))

      • The Fact Finder
        September 16, 2012 at 4:49 AM

        (( Daana, I was just defending myself, his post was the hostile one, y’know, calling me lame and all. ))

  11. faardor
    September 16, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    Imperial Missionary :
    ((just wanna point out, that this suddenly im a droid and going to start acting like it when I got called out for being a repuiblic shill is lame. ))

    (( unnecessary OOC, there is no need to act like a dick and judge someone’s RP unless it is a metagamed response. Also if you are going to do it, dont hide behind a fake name, it doesn’t serve any of the factions in the empire you represent any good ))

    • The Fact Finder
      September 16, 2012 at 11:21 AM

      (( The strange part is that I haven’t done anything wrong. Some droids have simulated personality traits, such as C3PO for example. I’m not going against canon. I just hate when people bring ic hate to ooc. ))

  12. September 19, 2012 at 4:42 AM

    Psychotol :((I’m probably going to find I shouldn’t have posted this, but …
    As much as I don’t want to wind anyone up, I don’t think we should let percieved offence get in the way of roleplay, otherwise we’ll just be perpetually tiptoing around bad stuff that happened on particular days and frankly it could make playing our characters (some of our characters are evil scary people who do evil things, so, we can’t portray evil, what happens to our roleplay? That’s Deathwatch out of the picture for starters) very difficult, and we could lose a whole load of depth.
    The Star Wars story has cautionary elements relating to how democracies become dictatorships, about how fear causes people to bring about the things that are feared.
    I don’t think things like the rise of the Nazis (as an example) will ever be funny (although that Mitch and Webb sketch where one SS officer was asking another “Are we the baddies?” based on the skull emblem on his hat was pretty funny), but Star Wars has the rise of the empire in it, Anakin killing younglings, strangling his pregnant wife from across the landing pad (although robot chicken did make that one funny … Or not … ).
    And while I’d agree that most to all the conspiricy theories are basically religion stupid, the legal systems of the United States and United Kingdom (and many others) are getting a bit scary. We’re democracies precisely because we CAN’T just trust our leaders know what’s best.
    Don’t believe everything you read or hear, but at the same time, pay attention.))

    (( Trust me, i don’t, but i had noticed are used plots about rl events in swrp, in rpies, such as accusations about the new empire bombing his own citizens to be used as cassus belli, or retaliation and ironic, this rp was placed in time shortly after remembering of 11 years from the terrorist attacks, rl, 11.09.2001. That was all about))

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