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Interview with Galactic Emperor Kulith Laan

October 5, 2012

A reporter of Galactic News ran an interview with the Emperor Kulith Laan about the situation in Tython.

Kuat: The Emperor Kulith Laan gave an rare open door of the Imperial Intelligence Bureau to outsiders as he gave the reason of the capture of the Republic world of Tython. He justified the attack by intel he had the Jedi would prepare a weaponized biological agent against Coruscant. This weapon would have been prepared in a secret med lab near their temple. The Galactic Empire also received record from the Jedi Claudia that attacks against Coruscant were in preparation in Tython.

The Emperor said they were welcomed by hostile military force when they landed for the purpose to bring the governor Zach Rodchester to justice. They had then been forced to return the fire. The Emperor confessed the capture was able to occur because the Republic had cut funding to the planet’s naval defences and also the then Jedi Claudia helped to disable the few remaining ones.

Emperor Kulith Laan

Taking advantage of the chaos, they captured the Grand Master of the Jedi order Zac Mistwalker and Master Luv Moonsoo as well as the Governor. The Emperor confirmed this last one died during an escape attempt orchestrated by “terrorists” suspected being affiliated to the “Rebel Scums” organisation. The Imperial also claimed the reported resistance operation, such as seizing military equipment or sabotaging installations, were made when the Republic realized they were losing the planet and only wounded engineers.

The blockade of the planet was then set up to protect the military assets from the New Republic. The Emperor said the world will be open to trade once more as soon as that threat has been averted. After the “republic terrorist elements” have been removed, the planet might also be allowed to become an independent nation unless they should to remain in the Empire. The Emperor has not yet met either the Vice Governor Terah Avon or the Senator Sapphire Tafo. The daily operations are being handled by various dignitaries. Recently Oblivion and Zyrah along with others from Malkev have overseen operations. The affirmed purpose of the occupation is to prevent the planet is used to attack Coruscant.

On the topic of alleged war plans the Republic would have against the Hutt, which Darth Abyssus affirmed the Empire did forge, the Emperor claimed Abyssus was naive to believe the Galactic Empire might have created such a plan, especially with an incorrect insignia. If ever he wanted to present something to the Hutt, like he did in the past, he’ll do it himself without using an anonymous third party. He also recalled he had excellent relations with the Hutt cartel and respected their strict neutrality.

— Daana Kira

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  1. Dark Lady Rowe
    October 5, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    So what you are saying here is a slimy worm half a galaxy away is worth his personal attention. However, to announce his breaking away from the Sith Empire that supported Trayus for years during his ‘slumber’ he sends a lowly troop messenger in his stead. Is it pride I wonder? Or was he afraid I would have sent their own emperor back to them piece by piece? I am thinking it was the latter… Perhaps he is smarter than he looks.

    • Syanara
      October 8, 2012 at 10:26 PM

      At least his Empire acts like one…

  2. October 5, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    To Trayus: (( http://youtu.be/tEcMiyNU0dI ))

  3. Morrigan Wemyss
    October 6, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Recently Oblivion and Zyrah along with others from Malkev have overseen operations.

    I am curious as to why any government empire or no, are allowing these sith and I use the word loosely over see anything. The people of Malkev have proven time and again to be idiots in every sense of the word, and yet their trusted to over see operations. Logic would state that if you wish your empire to thrive, you would not trust inbred children to water the garden let alone have operations.

    • Kasmiel
      October 7, 2012 at 5:08 AM

      If you look at which organisations make up the Galactic Empire, DOR, ODSL, and a few other inconsequential books clubs, you’ll see that they do not exactly have the luxury of having a choice.

  4. Abyssus
    October 8, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    And that same notation of luxury is why, it has little to do with a naive perspective to believe, myself, and others, that certain Sith were responsible for the poorly laid attempt to convince the Hutts that certain Sith were behind the matter. Not to mention certain Sith under this new Empire’s banner confirmed before the Hutts that they could not safely say beyond a doubt that no one they share said banner with was responsible for the plan. Further events continue to lend credit to these joint allegations, and I assure you, calling me naive is not like to dissuade Shaka from overlooking the matters and seeing merit to them. I suggest a new approach to proving your innocence then poor attempts to mock me.

    • Pilot Miller
      October 8, 2012 at 1:05 PM

      You have no ground to stand on and lend only credence that you build strawmen to draw attention unto yourself, as the limelight quickly fades from your own regime. The Onus is upon the alleger of the crimes, and you have brought insufficient evidence for your poorly backed conclusions.
      It is a sad day to see the Revenant resort to mud slinging now that they have nothing better to fill their time with.

      • October 9, 2012 at 5:10 AM

        Abyssus :
        And that same notation of luxury is why, it has little to do with a naive perspective to believe, myself, and others, that certain Sith were responsible for the poorly laid attempt to convince the Hutts that certain Sith were behind the matter. Not to mention certain Sith under this new Empire’s banner confirmed before the Hutts that they could not safely say beyond a doubt that no one they share said banner with was responsible for the plan. Further events continue to lend credit to these joint allegations, and I assure you, calling me naive is not like to dissuade Shaka from overlooking the matters and seeing merit to them. I suggest a new approach to proving your innocence then poor attempts to mock me.

        Pilot Miller :
        You have no ground to stand on and lend only credence that you build strawmen to draw attention unto yourself, as the limelight quickly fades from your own regime. The Onus is upon the alleger of the crimes, and you have brought insufficient evidence for your poorly backed conclusions.
        It is a sad day to see the Revenant resort to mud slinging now that they have nothing better to fill their time with.

        Abyssus entered the ring with a full load of run-on sentences, crafting a truly intimidating mess of a paragraph.

        Miller’s initial showing was strong, but ultimately gave way to disappointment as his (her?) argument slipped into coherence.

        This is only the first battle- one of many, I’m sure- in the long chain of posturing and ineffectual mudslinging that is sure to follow!

        And with Lester entering the fight we have a Sith-on-Sith-on-Sith threeway. GNN often fails to entertain, but it’s been a goldmine lately. I only hope it lasts.

  5. Abyssus
    October 8, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Now whose grasping at straws? Keep trying though, many of us are sitting amused, at the hypocrisy present here.

    • Cowl Millet
      October 8, 2012 at 1:59 PM

      An interesting misuse of that idiom… though I can’t blame you considering the vocabulary of those in which the company you keep in pirate councils and smugglers’ dens.

  6. Abyssus
    October 8, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Ahem…
    grasping at straws also clutching at straws
    1. trying to find some way to succeed when nothing you choose is likely to work

    Pilot Miller is trying to defame me, and the Revenant, rather then defend why his new empire is not guilty of this plot against the Hutts. He has, instead resorted to insults, slander and attacks upon my character and intentions, while really failing to realize, what my place in the entire ordeal was. Also, he seemingly has a failure of knowledge about the Hutt legal system. The burden of proof is on who a Hutt deems it to be on. Shaka found my initial findings adequate to raise suspicion, I suppose you’ll deem Shaka naive now as well? All the same, grasping at straws, keep trying.

    Further clarification because skulls seem to be so thick as to require I give detailed explanation to my choice of words, the hypocrisy is in insinuating I am resorting to mud slinging… while doing nothing but the same.

    • Cowl Millet
      October 8, 2012 at 2:31 PM

      With so much ad homonym and strawmen, it’s a wonder that all of the Revenant’s holdings haven’t caught fire!

  7. Abyssus
    October 8, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Did you mean ad hominem? As that might actually be applicable to whatever vague point you’re trying to make… Homonym, not so much.

    • Cowl Millet
      October 8, 2012 at 2:58 PM

      I’m just glad such a mighty and powerful leader such as yourself has come to the comments section of the holonet to correct my spelling. I must have really hit the nail on the head in regards to your abundance of free time.

  8. Abyssus
    October 8, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Actually, it isn’t a spelling error… You see, they mean two entirely different things. Both of which might be what you intended to use, but I assumed the first.. You just got done insulting my intelligence, I didn’t respond in turn, merely asked for a clarification so appropriate response could be rendered. But seemingly I’ve hit the nail on the head about your lack of ability to meet me on an intellectual level, and instead of merely clarifying yourself in terms of this intellectual debate you’ve entered into, you’ve responded with insult… and thus an ad hominem. Do I need to give you the definition?

    • From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations.
      October 8, 2012 at 3:17 PM

      A sure sign of someone who has lost an argument is one who changes the subject onto semantics, grammar and condescension of someone’s intelligence.

    • Cowl Millet
      October 8, 2012 at 3:32 PM

      Given the intended phrase was ad hominem, it would indeed be a spelling mistake. Whether or not you took offense to your intelligence, I have not questioned it. The same not said for your integrity, which I see little existence of when placing blame without evidence.
      Likewise, I would have hoped that the concept of Burden of Proof wasn’t lost on you when engaging in a logical argument. This isn’t an appeal to legal authority, namely the Hutts, on the holonet — rather it is an appeal to reason and a direct backing of my initial assertions against you, making them not baseless insults as you claim and have evaded.

      • Abyssus
        October 8, 2012 at 4:02 PM

        Can you even provide knowledge of what evidence was given? Do you even know? You claim there has been none, which is false. So either you are unaware, or…? Truthfully, I’ve done my share of sticking up for you in the Hutt court, that night more than one Hutt roared to dump one of the your empire’s sith into the pit, I openly spoke against the action, despite likely having enjoyed the show. Perhaps you are very confused about where my place in these matters are. As a great majority of my first statement was also to direct you to action past merely insulting me, if you wish to win the Hutts to your favor, namely Shaka.

        And if you are trying to appeal to common reason and intellectual debate, you should stop finding insult where there is none. Asking for a clarification on a statement, is a cornerstone of proper debate.. and finding insult in such, would be Ad Homonym, since there was none.

        It wasn’t a spelling correction, or an attempt to correct grammar, as you may well have meant exactly what was typed, and attacking you for such would have made me look quite the fool, had you meant ad homonym.

  9. Abyssus
    October 8, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    I couldn’t agree more.

    Cowl Millet
    October 8, 2012 at 1:59 PM | #8
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    An interesting misuse of that idiom… though I can’t blame you considering the vocabulary of those in which the company you keep in pirate councils and smugglers’ dens.

  10. Causidicus
    October 8, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    The Galactic Empire would be wise to bear in mind that two separate and distinct enemies are more difficult to defeat than one.

  11. October 9, 2012 at 5:17 AM

    Please. Lester. Cowl/Desk/Miller.

    Please keep arguing about semantics in painstaking minute detail on the holonet for all of us to see. You guys have no idea how much this stuff makes my day.

    (I really don’t have a life, so I have to get my kicks however I can.)

  12. Darth Periculosa
    October 9, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Syanara :
    At least his Empire acts like one…

    You don’t know much about Empires, do you?

  13. Causidicus
    October 9, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    I, Causidicus, having been an the advocate for the people, having knowledge of the political motives of the opposing parties, and having thoroughly analyzed the evidence on both sides, find that a verdict of guilt cannot be rendered upon Abyssus in good faith and in keeping with the ideals of justice in a free society.

    Why, ask ye?

    Semantics aside, let us ask this question: Why care about the Hutts?

    Leaders in positions of influence care about the Hutts because it is through them that financial profit is gained or lost. It is through them that supplies are transported rapidly and safely or not. One does not require the blessing of the Hutts to operate, but said blessing does have its rather self evident advantages.

    The motives of the Galactic Empire are clear to those who open their eyes and see. They seek to systematically attach their puppet strings to the galaxy until the entire entity flies but one banner. Therefore, it is only logical that the above party would seek to control or at least have influence among the Hutts. They are but one obstacle of many.

    It is evident that Abyssus has not, himself, succumbed to the encroachments of the Galactic Empire. It is also evident that Abyssus exercises a great deal of trust and influence within the Hutt Council.

    Therefore, logic dictates that in order for the Galactic Empire to exercise the control that they seek over the Hutts, Abyssus must be removed from the picture. To openly attack him would be a regressive move. Such a show of force would likely cause the Hutts to take a defensive stance against the Empire. They would no longer be willing participants in their own demise.

    There are, however, more subtle methods in which Abyssus could be removed from his position. Cue a fictitious, yet deadly and underhanded plot by Abyssus against his own allies, the Hutts. While I find the Empire’s plan to be cunning, it was not executed with the necessary precision and, as such, has failed.

    This Empire, like many before it, lacks the discipline to thoroughly plan and execute its strategies. This will be its downfall.

    Emperor Laan, Mr. Minister, do you deny any of this? The people await an answer.

    • From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations.
      October 9, 2012 at 10:50 PM

      The Empire’s official policy are to protect the interests of it’s people and it’s supporters and to defend and help grow their prosperity and it’s own through co-operation of public, private, and military sector in unison. As it stands, The Empire respects the sovereignty of other governments and organizations and their worlds so long as they respect the sovereignty of The Empire as well. Just the same, The Empire will not hesitate to employ it’s agents to deal with and eliminate threats to Imperial National Security foreign and domestic no matter where they are, or whatever the nature of the threat, Security is our number one priority. We seek actively and enthusiastically to maintain in full co-operation with foreign governments factions and sovereign states within the Galaxy to do this. As such, our interests and the interests of Darth Abyssus are similar. While we hope the Hutt cartels will be amiable to do business with us and respect our laws, we also will respect theirs and their legitimate enterprises are more than welcome in Imperial space and will would be awarded the corporate incentives all corporate and financial interests are given by the Empire. Darth Abyssus has a long and storied history of being an extremely competent military figure, leader of one of the very very few organizations that can claim to have conquered and held Coruscant. The Empire has a tremendous respect for his ability as a commander. but as an inquisitor or investigator we find him lacking. Regardless of The Empire’s opinion on him in this matter. The Empire is primarily one ruled by The Sith, and as Darth Abyssus is himself a Sith of tremendous prestige, he also carries tremendous prestige within The Empire. Be he an active participant or not. It is not only counter productive to Imperial interests to attempt to remove or sow distrust between The Hutts and The Revenant Armada, it is against Sith interests as a whole, which as you may know, are Imperial Interests. And so,the conclusion one must reach is that:

      No, the current administration of Hutt space is satisfactorily co-operative with The Empire, and it’s interests, Darth Abyssus is neither a threat, nor a hindrance to our efforts in any way we have perceived and no action is being considered taking against him, covert or overt. The Imperial Intelligence Bureau has looked over the ‘proof of invasion plans by the Republic’ that some have claimed is our work as a forgery and confirmed that it could not possible have come from us due to it’s obvious inaccuracy. It was made, almost as if intentionally poorly made as a way to create a “Fake frame job” so to speak. or to make it look like someone was trying to set up the Republic. They suspect Republic agents may be responsible for the attempt.

      The ministry would like to point out, that there will be some Republic sympathizers and supporters who will claim, falsely, that this is yet another layer of deceit on our part. That somehow the deception is so meta that it’s a frame job of a frame job of a frame job. While the Bureau is flattered by the implication they are capable of such skulduggery as the republic will no doubt claim, they would like the ministry to point out that this ploy would be entirely consistent with the current modus operandi of the rebel insurgents who have staged attacks on Coruscant and were creating weapons of mass destruction on Tython.

      People of the galaxy, friends, ask yourselves what is more likely:

      The Empire has created a deliberately shoddily made attempt to frame the Republic fhe republic for a planned invasion to make it look like the republic is attempting to frame them for attempting to frame the Empire for attempting to frame them?

      Or the Republic is trying to pass off an obvious attempt at a frame job on The Empire because they’ve been caught and are desperate for allies in a war they are losing?

      • From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations.
        October 10, 2012 at 12:59 AM

        ” made attempt to frame the Republic fhe republic for a planned invasion ”
        The second instance of ” fthe republic” there should be removed. ))

  14. Causidicus
    October 10, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    “The Empire respects the sovereignty of other governments and organizations and their worlds so long as they respect the sovereignty of The Empire as well. Just the same, The Empire will not hesitate to employ it’s agents to deal with and eliminate threats to Imperial National Security foreign and domestic no matter where they are”

    Your statement is contradictory, Mr. Minister. One cannot respect the sovereignty of an independent system through means of deploying agents to said system. Such a deployment would, indeed, be a violation of that system’s sovereignty because the Galactic Empire retains no investigative authority within Hutt Space. If there truly existed a respect for the sovereignty of the Hutt Council, then one would leave the investigation to those that the Hutts have deemed to be their investigators.

    Citizens of the galaxy,

    You have heard from both sides. Be wise in your judgement. My faith in the people remains strong despite the fact that many of you have bowed to the Sith for guidance in these troubling times. I do not expect you to believe that the Republic or our Jedi are the mirror images of perfection. Perhaps this war has awoken a need to reform within them. If it has not, then they shall surely perish in this conflict that has already spilled so much blood.

    I would remind you, my friends, that we know the Sith all too well. They are opportunists and they are without mercy for you and your families. Submit to them and you will shrivel away and die as your forefathers did more than two-hundred standard years ago. Has it been so long that we have forgotten the crimes of Palpatine against those he ruled?

    My fleet has returned from the Unknown Regions. What we have brought with us will revolutionize our great society and be of benefit to every one of you, regardless of social status, species, or past transgressions against your fellow citizen.

    Resist the temptation to serve that which you fear. Instead, allow that which inspires you to guide your path.

    • From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations.
      October 10, 2012 at 1:10 AM

      The statement is, on the contrary, not a contradiction, sir. We respect the sovereignty of other states as long as they respect ours and do not act against our interests. But if they do not respect our sovereignty and attack us, our people or our interests, or provide safe harbor to those who do, we will employ whatever means we feel necessary to protect The Empire and it’s interests as any other state would do in kind. And which we would in most instances allow if the proper authorities are contacted to allow us to assist them in the most efficient manner possible.

      To give an example. Let’s say someone for whatever reason attempts to assassinate an Imperial Official. The chief suspect then flees to Hutt space. our first course of action to either A. Detain this suspect and allow us to extradite them for trial, or B. Allow our own personnel into their space to detain the suspect directly.

      Now, let’s say The Hutts refuse either option, then Option C. comes into play, which is the employment of Bounty Hunters. If the Hutts refuse to recognize the bounty as legitimate or attempt to block them, then we know not only are they refusing to co-operate with us, they are actively aiding the suspect. And the next move would be decided from there in that hypothetical.

      So you, see. The Empire is more than willing to work with other states if they are willing to work with us, and we will go through whatever legal and legitimate channels needed to do so. But if a sovereign state knowingly, and repeatedly shows such disregard for the safety of our The Empire and it’s people by hindering our efforts to secure Imperial Interests, then we have little choice in the matter. But In most cases cooler heads prevail

      • Causidicus
        October 10, 2012 at 2:01 AM

        Minister, at what point do the interests of the Galactic Empire transcend physical borders and threaten the sovereignty of another system? Your superiors have shown time and time again that their interests do, indeed, lie beyond their current holdings. The invasion of Coruscant, the acquisition of Tython, where shall the line be drawn? Whose sovereignty is to be respected? Whose is not? Those who are still free citizens of the galaxy must be wondering if their world will be next.

  15. Abyssus
    October 11, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Some minor corrections to details rendered in this further continuation of the debate, that I was asked to shed light on.

    I was not the lead investigator in the case of the mysterious attack plans upon Hutt Space. I was charged, to make sure an investigation was performed. I reported the findings. I do not slice droids, or visit crime scenes.

    I am a Sith,no doubt. Because of this I do not expect to be trusted. I do not try to pretend I’m anything but. I’m wanted on numerous worlds for war crimes. However, I serve no imperial interests, and rarely do they serve me. Most familiar with my works, and politics will note I have only at rare times cooperated with many of the imperial bodies that have risen and fallen in the Galaxy during my days, and many do credit the Revenant with the destruction of the last true Fel dynasty on Coruscant, certainly others will dispute this. The Revenant since withdrawing from the Tetan Empire has been a glorified mercenary force, that survives on the good will of our benefactors.. and occasionally the not so willing support of those we keep safe. So if one desires my Sith interests, to be their imperial interests, they best be making me eager and compliant, because I am an opportunist, not a loyalist. Besides, if Sith interests are imperial interests.. why are two ‘Sith Empires’ at such odds? Very few are keenly aware of my interests, none likely more so then those who would perpetuate this kind of contradiction.

    My history with the Hutts runs deep, from the rule of mighty Huttilla, and deals made that enabled my long conquest of Coruscant. They have been stalwart allies and business partners. I serve as their chief military adviser, as appointed by the council under the lead of Darmutta. I could make the claim that I am the most influential non Hutt, in Hutt politics, Shaka I believe would back this. With no true offense meant, as many have failed to see this, anyone who thinks I don’t have sway in deterring the Hutts from business, namely with Sith is naive. Those that recognize this have benefited from my ability to assist in opening and closing doors in the Hutt realm as I’m a reputable “Hutt Treasure.” Do know I recognize I am little more then a possession to these large powerful creatures, they have little ability to recognize a non Hutt as anything else. I will help continue to ensure they never fall victim to a foreign power, and long have the Huts remained independent, and not needing to cooperate with anyone they don’t please to. In turn they keep a healthy portion of my armada in operation.

    So while I might offer thanks as one hand offers me my due praise, it seems the other lends only great insult. This is all a matter stemming from Hutt politics and I will say this, Hutts don’t like their treasures made mockery of. But I am arrogant, but so are most Sith. One can choose to see the helpful advise I’ve lent here with the correction of some of the information present, or they can see red and remain ignorant. If anyone doubts my considered status and ability to do what I’ve promised in this text that I can, ask Shaka yourselves.

    • October 11, 2012 at 1:27 PM

      Upon meeting with Shaka the other day the implication was that the Hutt’s trust in these findings were based a great deal upon your reputation as an ally to the Cartel. There’s been very little discussion of backing for the claims against the Empire, and your description of the investigation and its results were news to myself.

      If the Revenant may publicly release the evidence gathered for inspection by Imperial intelligence assets, the Empire would appreciate the gesture.

  16. Abyssus
    October 11, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    My word, one of the great Sith Imperial Emperors has come down, so low to respond and ask favor of simple and naive Darth Abyssus? Truly I am honored. However, the evidence was publicly released with the details of the investigation the same night of Hutt Court where I asked the Hutts not to drop Darth Sae’hal into the pit, and instead asked him to answer one question. “Could a Sith in your empire have done this without your knowing?” to which he answered, yes. Now after insult, warning, and more insult another Hutt Court was held, and accusations flung at me before my closest allies while I was not present, and you come to ask me, over the GNN to do something of convenience for you? I tried to extend my helpful hand once and will be so inclined to do so once again. However, it will be when you contact me in person, and convince me to be generous of my time and service in mending your reputation with Shaka.

    • Cowl Millet
      October 12, 2012 at 9:50 AM

      Pot calling the kettle black… like really. Wow.

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