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Battle for Fondor Ensues

October 2, 2012

GNN Field Reporter Xera D’Ukal travels to Fondor and prepares to spend an extended amount of time covering the war ignited between the residents of the planet and the Mandalorians.

Fondor Battlefront

Fondor. It is a planet famous throughout the galaxy for its orbital shipyards, outclassed only by those at Corellia and Kuat. Recently, these same shipyards were sought out for use by the Mandalorians for a strategic advantage against their enemies. The Mandalorians had invaded Coruscant and then handed over to the group of Sith who now call themselves the Galactic Empire, in exchange for using Fondor, which they claimed they had control of. However, upon arrival, the Mandalorians soon discovered things where different that their expectations, that the planet would be not this Galactic Empire’s. The Mandalorians claim they intended to try and negotiate with the citizens of Fondor for use of the shipyards, offering payment for services and posing no hostile intent. What instead happened is they were attacked by the local populace, and soon members of the Galactic Liberation Alliance (GLA) arrived and joined in on the fight. When GLA was asked for comment on this, they seemed to be unaware of the circumstances and only knew they were called on for aid by the Fondor citizens, and answered that call.

Jedi Nikkat

Xera D’Ukal, special correspondent in Fondor for GNN reports.

I landed right in the middle of the heavy combat, the battlefield littered with bodies and wreckage of ships. Fondor is currently a warzone with heavy fighting from both sides. I will be here for as long as the war goes on, providing updates to the situation to the viewers of the Galaxy. I first approached the Jedi outpost, to interview them on their thoughts on the war. I encountered Jedi Nikkat of the Galactic Liberation Alliance, who stated he felt that the war was not a war at all but an invasion of the Mandalorians on a world that they had no business being on. He refused to come down or allow me in the compound justifying security reasons, but he agreed to a brief interview from atop the compound. He stated GLA’s purpose for being there was the concern for the civilian populace of Fondor. When asked which factions he suspected the Mandalorians wished to gain strategic advantage over by use of the shipyards, he said suspecting it would be the Revenant Armada, the Consortium Alliance, and Death Watch.

Mandalorian Base

Next I approached the garrison of the Mandalorians.  After a thorough security check, I was allowed in to interview the leader of the Mandalorian, the Mandalore A’denla Kad. Answering on the Jedi claim the Mandalorians would be an Invasion Force, the Mandlore he stated the following.

“I have no doubts that the opposing sides are villainizing my people and I. Our goal was to peacefully occupy the planet and use it’s shipyards. We were going to let the citizens live their lives as they were, but they chose to meet us with force. We’re simply obliging with their request for battle, if the GLA wishes to join in battle against us, I respect them enough to welcome a chance to test our mettle against theirs. I would have paid [the citizens] a regular salary to work the shipyards in our favor, same as I’m sure their previous government paid them. We weren’t going to touch their previously-given rights as people.”  (Mandalore A’denla Kad)

Mandalore Vs Death Watch Overlord

Over the next few days I bore witness to many battles, wins and losses on both sides.  Both sides fighting bravely for their own ideals on what they believe is right. A day after my arrival, a meeting was arranged for negotiations between the GLA and the Mandalorians. Said negotiations however never took place, as the Overlord of the Death Watch, Vurr Vizsla showed up and decided to crash the party. A duel between he and the Mandalore ensued soon after, resulting in Mandalore being victorious and the Overlord fleeing the scene.

GLA attack on Mandalorian Garrison

The duel was soon followed by an aerial assault by the GLA upon the Mandalorian base.  Mesh’la of the Munit’kad clan manned the defensive guns along with others to stave off the attack. Several of the Jedi ships attacked at once, and after heavy fire was exchanged for what seemed like hours, the Mandalorians were able to push back the ships and force the Jedi into a retreat. Several Mandalorians became suspicious that the Death Watch and GLA might be in league after such an immediate attack, but when asked to comment on such the GLA denied such allegations. The Death Watch have also retreated for the time being but more sightings of them will be expected throughout this confrontation, and their role to be played is yet to be seen in this war.

Mandalore confronts Sae’hal

It is now the fourth day of the battle, and Darth Sae’hal decided to pay a visit to the Mandalorian encampment. He proposed an alliance to the Mandalore, offering the aid of the Galactic Empire, telling the Mandalore he would not win this battle without the aid of Force Users. The Mandalore seemed to take great offense to being told force users were needed, and told Sae’hal his or his Empire’s aid was neither welcome nor wanted, and instructed to depart the base immediately, and that the next time no mercy would be shown to Sae’hal or any other members of the Galactic Empire. Sae’hal stated he would depart, but would give warning that making an enemy of the Galactic Empire was one of the gravest mistakes that would be made.

More news to come as the situation on the battlefield develops further. This has been Xera D’Ukal of GNN reporting from the warfront on Fondor.

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  1. Causidicus
    October 3, 2012 at 1:14 AM

    “He proposed an alliance to the Mandalore, offering the aid of the Galactic Empire, telling the Mandalore he would not win this battle without the aid of Force Users.”

    The first of many blunders, Sae’hal. Know you anything of Mandalorians?

    “… but would give warning that making an enemy of the Galactic Empire was one of the gravest mistakes that would be made.”

    Actually, offering a parting threat would be the grave mistake, my friend.

    • Morrigan Wemyss
      October 3, 2012 at 7:32 AM

      Some times Sae’hal speaks before thinking.

      • Dark Lady Rowe
        October 5, 2012 at 8:00 PM

        Sometimes?

  2. NOT HOGGIL, REALLY
    October 3, 2012 at 5:41 AM

    ((Found it cool that whoever took the pictures actually spent time to make the scenes memorable with special effects. More of these, please!))

    • October 3, 2012 at 9:19 AM

      ((thank you, i try! :D))

  3. faardor
    October 3, 2012 at 6:05 AM

    I have no idea why giving up coruscant to an empire that works with the death watch was seen as a smart move.

    • General GS-556
      October 3, 2012 at 10:29 AM

      Plus the fact that now they have to BATTLE for the planet.

    • Mirshe Sol'yc Socarras
      October 3, 2012 at 11:22 AM

      If you actually involved yourself in the affairs of the people you “say” your part of, you would know. We took Coruscant as a sign, to our ancestors as well as the rest of the Galaxy, however holding Coruscant would have been far too costly, therefore we exchanged our hold on Coruscant for Fondor. It would have been a dumb move to hold onto a planet that costs more than it produces.

      • General GS-556
        October 3, 2012 at 12:00 PM

        You’re confused my friend. I’m part of the Sith Empire, not the Galactic Empire. Two entirely different entities.

      • faardor
        October 3, 2012 at 1:30 PM

        Everyone is aware we could have taken coruscant, There was no need to show that to the galaxy all we did was hurt our own image to the galaxy after we took it by trying to trade it for Fondor when we could have taken both. Our other ancestors that fought during the mandalorian wars could have done it, but they had the smarts to take over worlds along the way and established supply lines and took strategically / tactically important worlds for resources and the like. You dont / cant just leap from Planet Mandalore to Coruscant or Fondor, that is not how warfare works. It is not a smart way of conducting it. Both planets are far away from our sector of space. We are in the outer rim, Fondor is in the bottom of the colonies and Coruscant is in the galactic center. We have to leap over half the galaxy (and then some) to reach fondor

    • Vurr
      October 3, 2012 at 4:00 PM

      The Kyr’tsad do not work for the Empire. I’ve done some odd jobs with them, but it is on a business level.

  4. General GS-556
    October 3, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Charismatic as always, Darth Sally.

  5. General GS-556
    October 3, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    And may I ask, what purpose would the people of Fondor have to refuse the shipyard to the Mandalorians that now control the planet? Did they forget that they were just Liberated from The Galactic Empire’s control and that the Mandalorians were very progressive when it comes to a government? I never heard of Citizens being enslaved by Mandalorians, People being denied rights, or marshal law was put into use by Mandalorians.

    I swear it’s almost as if these citizens have their own secret agenda, and the GLA are blindly helping it under the false pretense that this rebel group is infact pure… Or even the GLA might be in on the secret agenda.

    It would be no surprise if the Mandalorians were back-stabbed by the Galactic Empire.

    I’m sure with a Galactic Empire denying people’s rights, and etc; that they saw this coming and gave the Mandalorians the rebelling planet, as a means of getting a more stable one. I believe they call it being duped?

  6. From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations.
    October 3, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    I would hazard that the GLA and the Rebel terrorists who have been continually attempting to frame the Empire sowed discontent and started this mess by finding criminals and degenerates and funding them. encouraging bloodshed and revolt so when the Mandalorians arrived the GLA and Republic aligned organizations could use it as an excuse to invade without looking like the aggressor. That is the apparent strategy of the Republic. Using terrorism and subterfuge to give them the appearance of being liberators and freedom fighters. Attempt to blame us for false flag attacks on Coruscant, Sow rebellion on Fondor and make a shoddy attempt at framing the Empire for trying to make the Hutts think the Republic was going to attack them with a bad image manipulation. People of the galaxy, see This New Republic for what it has been since the fall of the First Galactic Empire: A group of Rebel scum, traitorous terrorists and insurgents usurping the rightful rule of law and order for their own agenda, using the rallying cry of “FREEDOM!” to dupe the people into supporting them.

  7. General GS-556
    October 3, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    My question is, why does the GLA fight on Fondor against the Mandalorians who would treat the citizens fairly and protect them; rather then fight on Coruscant against the Empire they really intended to fight? Obviously this doesn’t add up.

    It reminds me of Chess. The GLA and the rebellion take out the Mandalorians on Fondor, and give the world to the Republic; and then the Galactic Empire is able to either take the planet for themselves; or return it to the Mandalorians for an alliance.

  8. Sha'ira
    October 3, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    ((wow, great photo of MandAlor and Vurr in combat XD))

  9. Causidicus
    October 4, 2012 at 3:07 AM

    From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :
    I would hazard that the GLA and the Rebel terrorists who have been continually attempting to frame the Empire sowed discontent and started this mess by finding criminals and degenerates and funding them.

    Well, if it aint the pot calling the kettle black…

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