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Press Release: Republic Defense Minister’s statement regarding Tython.

October 23, 2012

The Galactic Senate’s Minister of Defense, Lerina Desri, released a statement to reporters this evening on Coruscant.

Minister Desri looks out over the cameras with a confident yet respectful gaze.

“I have called this press conference today to address the issues regarding Tython, and the illegal Galactic Empire occupation and military operation thereof.

First, I would like to honor the Heroes of Tython both living, and gone from us, you were the best of us that stood up under the greatest of odds and you have carried on. Through the weeks of strife and bloodshed, you Tythonian heroes have shown that Yesterday, today, and all days yet to come that bravery, perseverance and brotherhood can fight and win against the mightiest of foes.”

She pauses and smiles at the camera, as if looking at the faces on Tython.

Lerina Desri, Defense Minister of the Galactic Senate

“Your actions against the empire bring great credit to all that have participated in the great struggle. Fighting against an unwarranted, and unwelcome occupation by hostile forces, you all used tactics and skills that have made the most experienced of the Generals and Admirals of the Republic proud to call you ‘Citizens’. Take solace in the fact that through all of time now, your struggle and efforts shall never be forgot.”

The minister begins to raise her voice as she reaches a fist skywards, flexing slightly.

Each day that the Republic continues is entirely because you brave men and women of Tython stood up when you we were at our weakest and shouted to the skies “We are the Republic!””

She looks slowly back towards the Camera, her expression changing to a somber gaze.

“However, now is not the time to relax, as military operations on Coruscant draw to a close, we begin to see the true scope of what this war has cost the Sons and Daughters of the Republic, the thousands that lie entombed in the hulks of derelict ships now in orbit of Coruscant, the ones left battered, broken, and more machine than man anymore. Of course we have lost an important figure during this occupation, our late Fleet Admiral Zac Rodchester, will be greatly missed, and I will see to it that he will receive a proper military funeral service, and he will be forever remembered for the work that he has done for the New Republic, and he is but one of many proud fallen that have died for our cause. The war was hard fought and against such a force we showed what strength that we could, and it has cost us dearly. It was always our goal to aid Tython once Coruscant was free, but you have shown that by your actions, you all are the best of us, may we all strive to stand in your shadow.”

A tear rolls down the minister’s cheek as she looks off into the distance before finally speaking again, her words polite and gracious.

“As for the actions of the Galactic Empire, the Republic looks favorably on your actions of leaving Tython as peacefully as our resistance forces would allow you to. The honor that has been shown through this swift withdrawal off of our territory bodes well for the future, and I say it here today, that once a treaty is signed on Coruscant, that we hold no ill will towards you, and that we have no wish to prolong a needless conflict. Over the last few weeks, we have both been pushed to the brink and survived, may both our great powers continue on, hopefully some day in true peace.”

The camera cuts out.

After the statement, Minister Desri said that while the Republic did send Jedi assist the rebels on Tython, she felt like she owed the people of Tython a personal apology for her personal lack of response to their crisis.

“I could of sent ships and troops to Tython, that I cannot deny. But my orders of course come from the Chancellor and the Senate, and our forces were on Coruscant. If I had better coordination going, then help would of been sent from us to Tython sooner, even if that would of strained us on Coruscant”

The Minister offered the follow assurances to the people of Tython, “Relief efforts will be sent to Tython very soon, to help rebuild what was damaged and lost. I plan to speak to Senator Tafo in time, and will recognize not just her efforts in the resistance, but the people of Tython that stood with her.”

— Sabrina Xalim, GNN.

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  1. cowl millet
    October 23, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    It was good the Republic didn’t intervene. We got the weapons, and got out. Just like we said.

  2. Tae Aichi
    October 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    So…you got rid of the Terentateks? Thanks, saves us from doing it.

    cowl millet :
    It was good the Republic didn’t intervene. We got the weapons, and got out. Just like we said.

    • cowl millet
      October 24, 2012 at 12:29 AM

      Um, do you actually read the news? The weapon was an airborne pathogen.

      • Tae Aichi
        October 24, 2012 at 6:03 AM

        Good to see you bought into propaganda, and if you’ll believe that, I’ve got a bridge on Manaan to sell you.

      • cowl millet
        October 24, 2012 at 10:09 AM

        Minister, I was on the karking ground helping with securing that godforsaken stuff.
        You make me sick.

      • Keeper One
        October 24, 2012 at 5:27 PM

        So then i suppose the weaponized pathogen we have sitting in our evidence lock up is fake. Just like the recordings. And the statement from the Jedi, admitting to the weapons existing. They must have lied to. Even though proof exists.

  3. Concerned Citizen of the Galaxy
    October 23, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    Tae Aichi :
    So…you got rid of the Terentateks? Thanks, saves us from doing it.

    First nukes now thanking sith ….. what next?

    • Tae Aichi
      October 23, 2012 at 11:17 PM

      I’m allowed to be polite.

  4. From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations.
    October 24, 2012 at 2:36 AM

    This grandstanding from the Republic is disgusting when it is their negligence and disrespect for the Tythonians that forced our hand to begin with. The War-mongering and savagery of this Regime knows no end it seems. First, their diplomatic minister threatens to murder civilians en masse with weaponry not used in warfare for thousands of years. Then, they deny the claim, saying the unedited recording is a forgery (as if we would make up such an outlandish claim ourselves. the fact that no one seems to wish to believe it proves that it must be true, We wouldn’t make something up so radical, so implausible seeming if we wanted to make such a forgery!)
    Now, their defense minister, who used Tython to build the very weapons the Empire came to destroy for the good of it’s people and the people of Tython is trying to take credit for the Republic and trying to glory hound and suck up to Tython when it did nothing to help them. The Empire has much more to offer the citizens of Tython ,and ALL Worlds than the petty flag waving, fair weather friendship and demands of the Republic. Their grandstanding, fake righteous indignation and disingenuous throwing around of platitudes about peace and justice when they restrict freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and commit sentient rights violations after sentient rights violations. And yet they would dare claim it is The Empire which is evil! and why? Because our Leader is Sith. Because the word Empire?

    But if the Republic is so good, why do they employ known terrorists such as the “Rebel Scum”? Why do they continuously mistreat their loyal and greatest ally, the Grand Army? Why do they make continual threats against other worlds? why did they sponsor the insurgency of Fondor and tried to rob the Mandalorians of their due holding? Why would they attack Coruscant and slaughter billions when The Empire are the rightful rulers of the world? Why do they think it is acceptable to take what they want by force and clandestine tactics, but should any other regime even begin to use violence, they are suddenly outraged by it? What peace loving, order seeking, democratic regime would usurp the will of the people, twist their minds and hearts to their bidding only to get them massacred in the billions in a petty ground war started by a bunch of terrorists murdering civilians, ones they sponsored, by the way.

    The Republic would, they are no peaceful organization, they are no Democracy or great Hope! they are a bloated, corrupt, vile institution of liars, murderers. terrorists,Hate mongering bigots, and War criminals, led plutocrats, tyrants, and Oligarchs and spin doctors, all experts at manipulating public opinion to their favor, continuing to claim to be for Peace and love when of course, they truly are for nothing but their own aggrandizement.

    The Leaders of the Republic disgust us in the Empire. They make our skin crawl and wretch, they make us shake our heads in disappointment. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to revolt a Sith Lord? Do you have the slightest inkling of how awful you have to be to make a Sith Lord be disgusted with your ethics?

    People of the galaxy, at least you know what you’re getting with the Empire. We will not always give you the illusion of choice of rulers. Because truthfully, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t in the Republic. Good leaders know you must keep your people happy, secure, and free if you wish to remain in power. The Empire understands better than any other organization how to protect it’s people, how to stop crime, how to prevent corruption and how to make things efficient. The Empire may not always be the nicest, We may not always be the gentlest. But we get results, You know where you stand in The Empire. You know you are valued, and just how much. You know where you can advance, you know what you and your people’s oppurtunities are. With the Republic? it’s at the whim of the senators and the chancellor.

    The Ministry hopes the Negotiations with Tython goes well. And that a favorable outcome can be reached from all sides. No thanks to the senate, or the Republic.

    • Vox Cast
      October 24, 2012 at 3:11 AM

      The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

    • Tae Aichi
      October 24, 2012 at 5:55 AM

      If you have this much to say in a comment section……have your own press conference,it is better served than this. Unless you fear the press for whatever reason?

    • Ayeka Kel
      October 24, 2012 at 2:16 PM

      This reeks of an attempt to persuade Tython and other worlds to the Empire or at least out of the Republic by fashioning yourselves as the Hero. It’s a time honoured tactic, sure…. I believe the word is ‘Propaganda’. Rest assured, Tython needs Justice. The Development of a biological weapon to use against the Empire or anyone for that matter is an inexcusable crime… Specifically harbouring biological weapons AND conspiracy to commit a wartime atrocity.

      However, do not believe yourselves innocent. How many died unnecessarily at Coruscant? Was keeping Coruscant from the Republic so important that it was worth the lives of millions of innocent civilians? Are you going to say you are on a benevolent crusade to end our “tyranny and corruption”? At Tython, the death toll wasn’t nearly so high, for obvious reasons such as a much smaller population density. The fact that people died was to be expected, but certainly undesirable. This does not change the fact that justice for the people of Tython must be served. I shall petition for a formal inquiry to be made regarding the crimes of Tythonian leadership, the criminal negligence of their resident Jedi Enclave, And see about restoring Tython to a better condition than it was left by the Empire. I require Co-operation, however, to make this happen, for I am but one woman.

      People of the Galaxy, do not delude yourselves to believe the Republic is apathetic. With greater support from the rest of the Galaxy, we can only become more of a force for the good of the many. If you want to see a difference in the Republic, I invite you to make that difference. Speak to your leaders, your Senators, and request to speak before the Senate itself. We will listen. That is what we exist for. From the lowliest citizen to the most haughty of nobles, each and every one of you has a voice, a part to play, and the power to make a difference. Speak and you shall be heard.

      As for my People at Onderon, if things are not well for you, Speak with Queen Valara and myself. Draft a bill and get it on my desk. I am a servant of the people and I listen to the words of my constituents, as is the duty of a senator.

      • cowl millet
        October 24, 2012 at 2:29 PM

        Finally! Despite the differences in government I am glad at least someone from the Republic isn’t acting as a compulsive denier.
        Defending our not handing over Coruscant is the job of the Emperor, not a lowly pilot and specialist such as myself, so I will leave that to him. But I won’t sit around when my weeks of wiping down bio-residue from that pathogen are claimed as ‘imagined.’

        Thank you Senator.

        Emperor Protects.

  5. concerned citizen of tython
    October 24, 2012 at 4:52 AM

    Oh now you want to speak, where your addresses and speeches months ago when coruscant fell. Where were your addresses and speeches when Tython fell, now you wish to go out and act as if you care and put on a good face as if you’re doing something when you did nothing in the first place. The only reason you are doing this is because you are losing worlds left and right and you fear you will lose more. You said the Chancellor wouldn’t allow you that just proves that she is incompetant and needs to go. It took her forever to even utter a word to all the people dying in the republic during these occupations. Now you speak of sending aid to Tython, well we don’t need it our governor Terah Avon has taken care of us with bringing aid to us and has promised more is on the way. Tython has taken care of itself and we don’t need the republic now, and I do believe our governor told you that already. We the people of Tython are outraged at this republic and it’s leaders and I like the rest of fellow Tythonians hope our goverment officials hear our cries and leave this republic who cares nothing for it’s people so we may never be used like this again. We are a peaceful people, farmers and such, we have no facilities on our planet to build such weapons. She claims she sent Jedi, here’s a news flash for the defense minister this is the Jedi homeworld they were already here you idiot, you and the republic did nothing for us and you can all go stuff it as far as we are concerned.

    • October 24, 2012 at 12:29 PM

      I believe the kids on the holonet today have a word for something like this paragraph, and it is “owned.”

    • Ayeka Kel
      October 24, 2012 at 2:27 PM

      My Dear, if we had the ability to go to Tython and help your brave people fight, we certainly would have. I made offer after offer myself, all of which was turned down. Then upon surveying the damage myself and offering aid, you blame us for the damage and scoff at our attempts to help when now we actually can.

      If your claims that there were no atrocious weapons developed in a Tythonian lab is true, then the Empire proves itself to be atrocious in and of themselves. However, War is expensive. I hardly think, from a logical standpoint, that the Empire would gamble with what might they possess to pick on a defenceless and innocent world. Something important brought them there and I hardly believe it was merely the fact Tython is the Jedi homeworld. if it were something so mundane, then it would be a waste of money and resources. Do not take this the wrong way, but I credit the Empire for being smarter than that. Were it their intention to deal a blow to the Jedi, they would have co-ordinated a strike on all Jedi Settlements Galaxy-wide, yet they did not. Rest assured, we of the Republic shall get to the bottom of this matter and Justice will be served.

  6. From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations.
    October 24, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Tae Aichi :
    Good to see you bought into propaganda, and if you’ll believe that, I’ve got a bridge on Manaan to sell you.

    There actually are a number of bridges on Manaan. And many of them are privately owned.

    • faardor
      October 25, 2012 at 6:58 AM

      There is nothing on manaan. Atho city was destroyed by one of the previous incarnations of you sith or galactic empire.

  7. Tae Aichi
    October 24, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    (( You’re not American are you? ))

    From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :

    Tae Aichi :
    Good to see you bought into propaganda, and if you’ll believe that, I’ve got a bridge on Manaan to sell you.

    There actually are a number of bridges on Manaan. And many of them are privately owned.

    • Lord Decon.
      October 24, 2012 at 1:14 PM

      (what does being american have anything to do with this? lol keep ooc out of articals.)

  8. Sapphire Tafo
    October 24, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    I’m an honest and hard working person looking for peace, like most of my fellow in Tython. We have seen Jedi to help us, but they were not sent by the Republic. Those I talked with came by their own, with the blessing of their order, to support people fighting for their liberty when they needed it.

    Some tier party provided supplies arriving and, I’m thanking the suppliers and with the logistic of the former rebels, they will be help those needing it the most. Now the exiles can return to their home and our lovely Tython will be able to rebuild.

    About this alleged weapons, I have no clue. Send me the evidences and we would lead a fair investigation. More than food, people of Tython need Justice. What would be those weapons and why the Republic left its people without reaction need a clear answer.

    • cowl millet
      October 24, 2012 at 1:14 PM

      I’ll ask my Captain, but I think the delegates already plan to bring inert samples and evidence when they meet for talks. Force knows we hauled enough of that sludge off-world…

    • Ayeka Kel
      October 24, 2012 at 2:36 PM

      Are Jedi so separated from the Republic as to not represent us when they arrive? If so, I fear the Republic may be in greater danger than previously anticipated. Please understand, dear Miss Tafo, that when Yavin IV’s Jedi came, they were Citizens of the Republic as much as Tython’s people are. Thus, in the grand scheme of things, the Republic DID INDEED help Tython, where the Senate actually sent them or not. I, as a representative of the Republic, praise the Kalway Enclave for their assistance where the Navy could not provide it at the time.

      As for the weapons, an inquiry and investigation will be deliberated upon and launched in short order. If you wish Justice, then perhaps you should take advantage of your position on Tython and gather evidence that may either prove your innocence or guilt. The truth will be known either way in the end.

      • cowl millet
        October 24, 2012 at 2:42 PM

        Senator Kel, it seems like you’re the first Republic representative that actually cares about getting the facts.
        Those peace talks might have actually worked out if the Minister of Diplomacy acted more like you are.

      • Sapphire Tafo
        October 24, 2012 at 3:36 PM

        Is the Senate or the Government trying to take credit of the good behaviour of the Citizens? Those citizens helped us by their own, independently of the government. What’s the point to have a senate while the people are doing their duty of solidarity by themselves, disregarding the official speeches asking us to wait and suffer in silence?

        The Empire left with all or most of the evidences on weapons, there not nothing to investigate at this point. I’m eagerly waiting their elements and the connections with Tython.

        But Justice doesn’t concern only weapons. Shall be answered how leaders can remain deaf to the calls from one full people.

  9. Tae Aichi
    October 24, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    ((this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_bridge#Cultural_significance))

    Lord Decon. :
    (what does being american have anything to do with this? lol keep ooc out of articals.)

  10. Ayeka Kel
    October 24, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    cowl millet :
    Finally! Despite the differences in government I am glad at least someone from the Republic isn’t acting as a compulsive denier.
    Defending our not handing over Coruscant is the job of the Emperor, not a lowly pilot and specialist such as myself, so I will leave that to him. But I won’t sit around when my weeks of wiping down bio-residue from that pathogen are claimed as ‘imagined.’
    Thank you Senator.
    Emperor Protects.

    One who denies history is a fool. The Battle of Coruscant is now logged in the annals of History. To deny what happened there is reckless and foolhardy. However, I shall not defend the Empire for their own crimes. I don’t trust Sith as far as I can conceivably throw them, mostly learned from experience. There was wrongdoing on both sides of this conflict and justice must be served to the guilty for the sake of the innocent, dead or alive. I shall not rest until justice is served and the problems with not only our own regime, but that of the greater Galaxy at large are rectified.

    If the Empire is such a force for good, as claimed, them let us see less of their own warmongering and more peaceful reason through diplomacy. The Empire’s actions, however, were still violent and violence does nothing more then breed more violence. Learn form History, oh people of the Galaxy. Those who do not are doomed to repeat it.

  11. Ayeka Kel
    October 24, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    cowl millet :
    Senator Kel, it seems like you’re the first Republic representative that actually cares about getting the facts.
    Those peace talks might have actually worked out if the Minister of Diplomacy acted more like you are.

    The Minster of Defense is not a bad woman. Each of us has our flaws… even I am flawed. it is the nature of being sentient, I’m afraid. In a perfect Universe, we’de have none of these needless conflicts. However, there is no such thing as perfection. It’s unknowable.

    The Minister of defence is ruled by the government and the government is ruled by majority vote. My vote is just one. I have attempted to help with forces I have mustered myself, but I am also bound to the law as much as the rest of us. If there was something we could do, then we certainly would have. I am deeply sorry for how things turned out and the only direction we can move is forward. I have offered relief form my own company, but Tython doesn’t want it. I will not violate their rights by forcing it on them, either… even if I care about the well being of their people.

    Dear citizens of Tython,my offer for aid still stands. Contact me if you change your minds.

    • Sapphire Tafo
      October 24, 2012 at 3:43 PM

      I’m not personally aware of such an offer… I’ll study it gratefully, but I recall your company built weapons… Why would Tython need weapons now the war is over? We needed them when we were fighting the occupation, not now. Hadn’t you assured Tython’s interest was marginal? Why this sudden interest?

      By the way, if you have not noticed it yet, the government isn’t ruled by majority vote, but by the chancellor.

      • Ayeka Kel
        October 24, 2012 at 4:09 PM

        Why WOULDN’T you need weapons? Do you think you can keep your freedom after fighting a bloody war without them? I have more at my disposal to help a hurt population than weapons, ships, and armour even though those things ARE Paragon’s largest and most visible developments. When I say I am offering aid, I mean to say that I am offering medical supplies, Weapons for defence, job creation, Repair supplies, and food rations. I am offering what I can spare and while it isn’t enough to for the whole planet, the start that it will grant you should help get you and yours back on your feet.

        And why are you still on about this? The Chancellor does not have the power to override the senate nor the courts. She CAN make an executive veto which can be overturned by a 2/3 vote by the senate. You are just angry that your proposals don’t pass very often and think we must be corrupt if we don’t agree with you. Thus, you feel to make your will be done, you must instil your own planet’s democratic model on the Republic at large… which still will not work because the majority of ever other world will still over rule you if they don’t agree.

        The way the Republic works is fine, but the only thing that needs to change is the Economic model and our foreign policy. If you are not popular in the senate and feel that you are wronged by the “tyranny of the majority”, then perhaps it is time to take a good look at your policies and your views on things. Try to see things from our point of view without thinking were just a bunch of tyrants. Instead of trying to subvert and corrupt the government, try co-operating with us. You’ve got your sights set on just your little bubble that you do not… how do you say in Basic… “see the forest for the trees”? I understand you have troubles of your own, but instead of demanding help and complaining when we can’t deliver, try helping us help you.

        This is not about you against the Galaxy, it’s about all of us trying to work with our people to make a better way of life for them… about off us reaching out to the rest of the Galaxy to help make their lives better. We’re all in this together, Senator Tafo. There is no everyone for themselves.

  12. Tae Aichi
    October 24, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Defense, or diplomacy?

    Ayeka Kel :

    cowl millet :
    Senator Kel, it seems like you’re the first Republic representative that actually cares about getting the facts.
    Those peace talks might have actually worked out if the Minister of Diplomacy acted more like you are.

    The Minster of Defense is not a bad woman. Each of us has our flaws… even I am flawed. it is the nature of being sentient, I’m afraid. In a perfect Universe, we’de have none of these needless conflicts. However, there is no such thing as perfection. It’s unknowable.
    The Minister of defence is ruled by the government and the government is ruled by majority vote. My vote is just one. I have attempted to help with forces I have mustered myself, but I am also bound to the law as much as the rest of us. If there was something we could do, then we certainly would have. I am deeply sorry for how things turned out and the only direction we can move is forward. I have offered relief form my own company, but Tython doesn’t want it. I will not violate their rights by forcing it on them, either… even if I care about the well being of their people.
    Dear citizens of Tython,my offer for aid still stands. Contact me if you change your minds.

    • Ayeka Kel
      October 24, 2012 at 10:12 PM

      Both, I should say. Many will fault either one of you. Neither of you are bad women. I don’t work with people of poor ethics.

  13. Tae Aichi
    October 24, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    We were just trying to applaud the efforts of the citizens of Tython. I am quite sorry if you feel this is disingenuous, but, well, she wouldn’t have given this speech if she weren’t serious.

    Sapphire Tafo :
    Is the Senate or the Government trying to take credit of the good behaviour of the Citizens? Those citizens helped us by their own, independently of the government. What’s the point to have a senate while the people are doing their duty of solidarity by themselves, disregarding the official speeches asking us to wait and suffer in silence?
    The Empire left with all or most of the evidences on weapons, there not nothing to investigate at this point. I’m eagerly waiting their elements and the connections with Tython.
    But Justice doesn’t concern only weapons. Shall be answered how leaders can remain deaf to the calls from one full people.

  14. Ayeka Kel
    October 24, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Sapphire Tafo :
    Is the Senate or the Government trying to take credit of the good behaviour of the Citizens? Those citizens helped us by their own, independently of the government. What’s the point to have a senate while the people are doing their duty of solidarity by themselves, disregarding the official speeches asking us to wait and suffer in silence?
    The Empire left with all or most of the evidences on weapons, there not nothing to investigate at this point. I’m eagerly waiting their elements and the connections with Tython.
    But Justice doesn’t concern only weapons. Shall be answered how leaders can remain deaf to the calls from one full people.

    We aren’t taking credit for anything more than what we should. Tython’s people fought bravely and for that they are commended. However, the allegations of the Empire have not gone unheard. This should be investigated. Justice must be served.

  15. Tae Aichi
    October 24, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Minister of diplomacy here, not special projects and weapons. I’m not involved in war planning and R&D like that. I’d heard no statement on the matter from anyone in the Republic administration. Personally, i believe the Terentatek’s ARE a bio weapon….so you only did half of what you set out to do then? Got whatever this ‘mysterious agent’ is….and then left the creatures alive….a job half finished is a job not done at all.

    Keeper One :
    So then i suppose the weaponized pathogen we have sitting in our evidence lock up is fake. Just like the recordings. And the statement from the Jedi, admitting to the weapons existing. They must have lied to. Even though proof exists.

    • cowl millet
      October 24, 2012 at 8:57 PM

      This seems like poor tact for one attempting to err on the side of /diplomacy/.

      • Ayeka Kel
        October 24, 2012 at 10:17 PM

        That is quite enough form both of you, ladies. The Republic may have faults, but so does the Empire. I would support anything to end the conflict and get back to our nations progression while staying out of each others’ way. Let us have no further violence and focus on the needs of our people.

    • From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations.
      October 24, 2012 at 11:19 PM

      The Terentateks have been taken, and contained. But even if they are bioweapons, they are still living creatures and arguably an Endangered species. What is important is that they have been transported off Tython to ensure they cannot roam the wilds or be caged in a public tourist attraction where children are brought on field trips, and parents bring their kids to see them.

      And I would ask the minister of diplomacy, if she feels that the Terentateks are biological weapons, why did she not speak up or advise the republic to try to discourage the park to begin with? Why would she simply not suggest the Jedi hunt and destroy them if she thinks they should not be left alive?

      The Empire did not release these creates into Tython, they were purposefully rounded up and put into a zoo with explicit Republic approval. Where was the opposition to them then?

      • Ayeka Kel
        October 24, 2012 at 11:44 PM

        Whether they are weapons or not depends entirely on if they are kept for a purpose or if they are just free-roaming in the wild. I would personally consider anyone in possession of a Terentatek for any reason other than scientific study in an approved and recognised scientific research facility, preferably a high security one, to be in possession of a biological weapon. Terentateks kill Force users. They hunt them and eat them. Arguably anyone or anything that is Force sensitive is prey. They, therefore, are dangerous. If the species is not to be eradicated, then they should be hunted, captured, and transplanted to a marked preserve well away from populated areas.

        To Put them in a zoo in a populated area is not only utterly stupid, but it can be prosecutable; if not for habouring a biological weapon, then for the sheer recklessness. and the Jedi who KNEW about this and did nothing are equally guilty of criminal negligence.

        As for the pathogens, we are taking these allegations seriously as this, if ascertained true, would be conspiracy to commit a wartime atrocity as well as harbouring and developing a biological weapon… and I don’t suppose there is a vaccine for it, now is there? Often, when bio-weapons are made, no one has the common sense to make a cure for it, thus placing more than just the target in jeopardy.

        This will be investigated to the highest degree and we are taking this matter very seriously. Justice will be served, however, the Empire should at least send a peaceful commission to co-operate with the investigation since they allegedly left with the evidence of this biological weapon… Peace talks should also be in order to put an end to this senseless conflict.

  16. Tae Aichi
    October 24, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Me thinks you put too much stock in comments sections………

    cowl millet :
    This seems like poor tact for one attempting to err on the side of /diplomacy/.

  17. Shadow Ops Commander
    October 24, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    Oh boy what do we got here? Tafo, stuff it. You have NO Idea what the republic was doing behind closed doors, Cowl Millet… I know who you are, we’ve faught on the same side, your above petty squabling. Minister of Democracy, I have to agree, enough is enough. And Ayeka, thank you for stepping in as mediator, now for my spiel,

    1.) The Republic did what it could in a timely manner, as did I, I worked to get forces near tython space to attempt to bring the blockade to a close fast. It didnt happened because they pulled out JUST before I went in.

    2.) Your ‘Rebellion’ I was apart of it, working from the outside, I had an agent working with you and for the safety of them I wont divulge names.

    3.) Your stupid for not wanting planetary defenses. Unless you like your home invaded every other month.

    I say this for the betterment of the galaxy and the Republic because I can, and if you want to argue this come see me on Onderon, CAN IT.

    • Ayeka Kel
      October 24, 2012 at 11:57 PM

      Onderon, hmm? I’d open my home for a little diplomacy, so long as we can be grown adults about it. Comm me if you would like a nice place to sit down and talk.

    • concerned citizen of tython
      October 25, 2012 at 6:27 AM

      Blah Blah Blah, the republic never came to our aid plain and simple, it was our own people that fought and protected us as much as they could, and it was the Jedi who helped. The Jedi are not soldiers of the republic so they will go where they are needed regardless of the republic’s orders, so for Ayeka to say they came and are part of the republic so there is our help is pure poo doo, she needs to wake up and smell the roses and stop believeing her own spin. And you mister secret agent so secret no one of the rebels of Tython knew or heard of, or saw your so called help. We only saw our fellow Tythonians and some Jedi so stuff it you lier. This is just an attempt by the republic to scramble and save face at our expense. It was our people who fought for us not the republic. It was our governor who came with relief and we don’t need ANY from the republic now so yes it gets refused. When we needed it from you it never came. And you all keep blaming Coruscant for your slow response to us but Coruscant was held for months first by the Mandos and then traded to and held by the Empire all the while you sat on your butts doing nothing. Oh thats right you were behind closed doors discussing things for how long, oh yeah too long. You were discussing when you needed to be acting. You just simply moved on to somewhere else to hold your senate meetings and forgot about the capital. And how convienient it is that you were showing up just as they pulled out, suuuuurrrreeee. Officials of Tython hear our cries leave this republic who has failed us, leave this republic, LEAVE THIS REPUBLIC AND SET US FREE.

      • Vox Cast
        October 25, 2012 at 7:24 AM

        Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t the majority of the Republic’s military defence forces, such as the Republic Guard and Naval Fleet, based on Tython?

        Wasn’t it the Governor of Tython, Zach Rodchester, who was also in-charge of the upkeep of these forces?

        Also, wasn’t it Tython’s own senator, Sapphire Tafo, that insisted on derailing and delaying Senate discussion on what to do about Coruscant and Tython with trivial matters such as technicalities in the constitution?

        And wasn’t it Tython government that, rather then spend the peoples money on planetary defences ensuring their safety from possible invasion, instead decided to blow all it’s budget on a large theme park hosting highly dangers creatures?

  18. Tae Aichi
    October 24, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    I did. I personally advised Senator Tafo on how they should be executed. She didn’t take that advice, she wanted my advice on how to contain them. I suggested underground, in a cave with durasteel walls 100 meters thick. The only advice she took was to raise the height of the force-fields. As for the Jedi hunting them, i suggested that too, I was met with opposition in that idea too.

    Tae Aichi :
    Me thinks you put too much stock in comments sections………

    cowl millet :
    This seems like poor tact for one attempting to err on the side of /diplomacy/.

  19. Tae Aichi
    October 24, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    I did. I personally advised Senator Tafo on how they should be executed. She didn’t take that advice, she wanted my advice on how to contain them. I suggested underground, in a cave with durasteel walls 100 meters thick. The only advice she took was to raise the height of the force-fields. As for the Jedi hunting them, i suggested that too, I was met with opposition in that idea too.

    From the Desk of Imperial Ministry of Public Relations. :
    The Terentateks have been taken, and contained. But even if they are bioweapons, they are still living creatures and arguably an Endangered species. What is important is that they have been transported off Tython to ensure they cannot roam the wilds or be caged in a public tourist attraction where children are brought on field trips, and parents bring their kids to see them.
    And I would ask the minister of diplomacy, if she feels that the Terentateks are biological weapons, why did she not speak up or advise the republic to try to discourage the park to begin with? Why would she simply not suggest the Jedi hunt and destroy them if she thinks they should not be left alive?
    The Empire did not release these creates into Tython, they were purposefully rounded up and put into a zoo with explicit Republic approval. Where was the opposition to them then?

  20. Sapphire Tafo
    October 25, 2012 at 5:27 AM

    I’m willing Tython study all of the proposals for the reconstruction and listens attentively all support. Those having helped during this ordeal will have a special place in my heart. I would however found suspect we purchase supplies now becoming abundant because of the end of the conflicts, while the time we critically needed them is over.

    I’m still open to discuss with any involved official. At the light of this events, it’s obvious Tython, and probably the rest of the Republic can’t rely on federal forces… The fleet position 20 days too late when the enemy is left… An agent so secret nobody would ever heart about which wasn’t even able to help at sending a single crate of supply to the combatants.

    As for the movement of the fleet over Tython before the attack, I’m sorry but it’s all but clear. Every people of authority I met had their own version of when the fleet left and why or who gave the order. I was surprised to learn, one day, the fleet had left not coming back, leaving our planet without protection. All what I know is it wasn’t a request from us. I’m also stunned nothing was done after the attack in Coruscant, whilst Tython is so close.

    No the Republic isn’t working well as some people claim. That’s obvious. Even without talking about Tython, how many days before an intervention in Coruscant? Since so many time we’re free, how come no Republic official came to meet us? The solidarity doesn’t exist. Just look yesterday, I pleaded for the release of the Queen of Velmor from the Hutt and the Revenant, while the Queen of Bengat, arbitrating in their name refused a mitigation and even to allow a visit.

    The government is under the full control of the Chancellor, she says it any time we talk about her ministers, I don’t know why Senator Kel is making up majority things. There is no thing such as a majority, as long as the chancellor can keep 1/4 of the senate backing her to defeat a non confidence motion. She can veto anything and the senate need to be unanimous to defeat her decision. Read the text instead of inventing things. Is this absolute power going along any responsibility? Quite Not. I doubt this absolute failure will ever has any consequence for their always glorious career…

    … while it critically had for many ordinary citizens in the republic. And they want to listen the true answers.

    • Concerned Citizen of the Galaxy
      October 25, 2012 at 7:31 AM

      Sapphire Tafo :
      The government is under the full control of the Chancellor, she says it any time we talk about her ministers, I don’t know why Senator Kel is making up majority things. There is no thing such as a majority, as long as the chancellor can keep 1/4 of the senate backing her to defeat a non confidence motion. She can veto anything and the senate need to be unanimous to defeat her decision. Read the text instead of inventing things. Is this absolute power going along any responsibility? Quite Not. I doubt this absolute failure will ever has any consequence for their always glorious career…

      Article 2 Subsection II: Government:

      II:3. The Galactic Senate Chancellor may veto any law that has passed once through the Galactic Senate.

      Also:

      Article 3, Section 3, Subsection I: Voting Procedures.

      I:3. The Galactic Senate Chancellor may veto any legislation that has passed once through the Galactic Senate’s vote.

      I:4. Regular legislation must be approved by the majority vote of the Senate. Shall such a vote is vetoed by the Chancellor, then the second vote of the same legislation will have to pass by ¾ of the votes of the Senate.

      I:5. Legislation, once passed, is effective immediately and retroactively, unless otherwise specified within the body of the law.

      I:6. Amendments to the Galactic Senate Constitution must be approved by ¾ of the vote of the Senate. Shall such a vote is vetoed by the Chancellor, then the second vote of the same amendment will have to pass unanimously by the Senate.

      Just gonna throw that out there.

    • Morrigan Wemyss
      October 25, 2012 at 8:40 AM

      No the queen of Bengat knows better than to let some one she does not queit trust to visit people in cells.Because an attempted prision break would not be out of the question. However as we have stated last night, every one currently being held is comfortable. Which is all that is required for some one who murdered a hutt and then decided to show their face on Nar Shaddaa. If she choose to come back knowing there was a chance of being taken into custody it is her own choice. I am sure on Tython is not in the habbit of allowing murders to wonder their planet at will. Oh wait, they do, but this is not the point.

      The point is I find it funny when people like Tafo who claim to dis like monarchy assume some one should be set free based on their family ties to Velmor in this example.

  21. Tae Aichi
    October 25, 2012 at 6:17 AM

    Peace talks will be happening today.

    Ayeka Kel :
    Whether they are weapons or not depends entirely on if they are kept for a purpose or if they are just free-roaming in the wild. I would personally consider anyone in possession of a Terentatek for any reason other than scientific study in an approved and recognised scientific research facility, preferably a high security one, to be in possession of a biological weapon. Terentateks kill Force users. They hunt them and eat them. Arguably anyone or anything that is Force sensitive is prey. They, therefore, are dangerous. If the species is not to be eradicated, then they should be hunted, captured, and transplanted to a marked preserve well away from populated areas.
    To Put them in a zoo in a populated area is not only utterly stupid, but it can be prosecutable; if not for habouring a biological weapon, then for the sheer recklessness. and the Jedi who KNEW about this and did nothing are equally guilty of criminal negligence.
    As for the pathogens, we are taking these allegations seriously as this, if ascertained true, would be conspiracy to commit a wartime atrocity as well as harbouring and developing a biological weapon… and I don’t suppose there is a vaccine for it, now is there? Often, when bio-weapons are made, no one has the common sense to make a cure for it, thus placing more than just the target in jeopardy.
    This will be investigated to the highest degree and we are taking this matter very seriously. Justice will be served, however, the Empire should at least send a peaceful commission to co-operate with the investigation since they allegedly left with the evidence of this biological weapon… Peace talks should also be in order to put an end to this senseless conflict.

  22. concerned citizen of tython
    October 25, 2012 at 6:45 AM

    Ayeka Kel :
    Whether they are weapons or not depends entirely on if they are kept for a purpose or if they are just free-roaming in the wild. I would personally consider anyone in possession of a Terentatek for any reason other than scientific study in an approved and recognised scientific research facility, preferably a high security one, to be in possession of a biological weapon. Terentateks kill Force users. They hunt them and eat them. Arguably anyone or anything that is Force sensitive is prey. They, therefore, are dangerous. If the species is not to be eradicated, then they should be hunted, captured, and transplanted to a marked preserve well away from populated areas.
    To Put them in a zoo in a populated area is not only utterly stupid, but it can be prosecutable; if not for habouring a biological weapon, then for the sheer recklessness. and the Jedi who KNEW about this and did nothing are equally guilty of criminal negligence.
    As for the pathogens, we are taking these allegations seriously as this, if ascertained true, would be conspiracy to commit a wartime atrocity as well as harbouring and developing a biological weapon… and I don’t suppose there is a vaccine for it, now is there? Often, when bio-weapons are made, no one has the common sense to make a cure for it, thus placing more than just the target in jeopardy.
    This will be investigated to the highest degree and we are taking this matter very seriously. Justice will be served, however, the Empire should at least send a peaceful commission to co-operate with the investigation since they allegedly left with the evidence of this biological weapon… Peace talks should also be in order to put an end to this senseless conflict.

    Oh how nice now you want to work together with the Empire who have killed so many of the republic’s citizens and you want to prosecute us, the people of Tython who have already suffered enough. Now you wish to have us suffer more. So quick to work with the Empire seems to me you have been all along, that would explain the NO RESPONSE to the crisies on Coruscant and Tython. It is the Jedi and their forces that fight for the people and not the republic, all you do is sit back and take credit for what they do because they work together with you on many things. But what the Jedi did was not act on the order of the republic who said nothing during these crisies, they acted because nothing was done by the republic, they acted as Jedi always do in the face of evil. Even when the republic has vilified them in the past they still act in the face of justice and whats right. Just before these crisies broke out you were at odds with the Jedi because you wanted to miliatarize them, and despite that unrest between you two they still acted in the interest of the people and did what was right. Now what do you want to do to repay them come to Tython and prosecute them for something the imperials claim to have found. So easy to believe the words of your enemy, who knows what they planted or crafted while they was on Tython and Coruscant. You believe so easy, what a fool, no wonder the republic is on a decline it is being led by incompetents. And a Terentek is a living being not a weapon, it atacks Jedi or force users, but Rancors attack people also, are you going to say they are bio weapons to? The park was created in the face of the republic and you did nothing then, now you want to prosecute the people for it. And here’s a news flash the Empire took them off the planet NOT the republic.
    Officials of Tython hear our crimes LEAVE THE REPUBLIC SAVE US FROM THIS TYRANNY. FREE US FROM THESE OPPRESSORS. LEAVE THE REPUBLIC LEAVE THE REPUBLIC!!

  23. Concerned Citizen of the Galaxy
    October 25, 2012 at 7:06 AM

    concerned citizen of tython :
    She claims she sent Jedi, here’s a news flash for the defense minister this is the Jedi homeworld they were already here you idiot, you and the republic did nothing for us and you can all go stuff it as far as we are concerned.

    Yet a lot of the help came from Jedi off your world. Imagine that.

  24. Causidicus
    October 25, 2012 at 7:50 AM

    So quick, many of you are to renounce an institution that has served the people faithfully and with justice for so many years. If a droid is in need of repair, should it be stripped of every working part and designated as refuse? Some of you are of the opinion that there are not enough salvageable parts within the Republic to warrant its reformation. I would remind all of you that the blemish of the Dark Side is potent and often creates the illusion of a corruption that appears to be more widespread than it actually is.

  25. Sapphire Tafo
    October 25, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Vox Cast :

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t the majority of the Republic’s military defence forces, such as the Republic Guard and Naval Fleet, based on Tython?

    Wasn’t it the Governor of Tython, Zach Rodchester, who was also in-charge of the upkeep of these forces?

    Also, wasn’t it Tython’s own senator, Sapphire Tafo, that insisted on derailing and delaying Senate discussion on what to do about Coruscant and Tython with trivial matters such as technicalities in the constitution?

    And wasn’t it Tython government that, rather then spend the peoples money on planetary defences ensuring their safety from possible invasion, instead decided to blow all it’s budget on a large theme park hosting highly dangers creatures?

    That’s wrong, the Fleet was originally stationed in Tython, but left for obscure reasons, it was rumoured at the time it was an order from the Minister of Defence. About Coruscant, I had no voice, really, the war was decided with no debate allowed in a secret emergency meeting few weeks after the occupation. My objection was no people’s representatives were even asked about a war in their world and we had no army ready.

    Seeing a disaster was about to come, notably because of the happy disorganisation, I even tried to gather allies whenever and to strength our defence privately. Those defences helped the resistance in the first days against the Empire occupation of Tython.

    I’m unaware of any discussion in the Senate for Tython for the good reason I was with the people under the blockade and the Republic, as usual, didn’t care to try to meet a representative of the people. Actually, I guess the best reason is the Senate lack of care of our ordeal, beside maybe an effort the last day.

    Lastly the Terentatek Park is privately owned and it didn’t cost anything to Tythans. On the opposite, it’ll offer job opportunities, a great touring value to an otherwise deserted region as well as taxes.

    Causidicus :

    So quick, many of you are to renounce an institution that has served the people faithfully and with justice for so many years. If a droid is in need of repair, should it be stripped of every working part and designated as refuse? Some of you are of the opinion that there are not enough salvageable parts within the Republic to warrant its reformation. I would remind all of you that the blemish of the Dark Side is potent and often creates the illusion of a corruption that appears to be more widespread than it actually is.

    I fear the Senate would be like a droid refusing to be repaired. But feel free to tell us which good it brought to the hard working people since such a long existence…

    • Tiffany Vandergraff
      October 25, 2012 at 10:09 AM

      I will make this brief, as I do not believe this ‘comments’ section to be an adequate place to discuss these matters. That being said, the sheer amount of responses to the Defense Minister’s speech has prompted me to take time out from this war to put here. Firstly, I would like to thank the Minister of Defense for giving this speech. It says almost everything we needed her to. Secondly, I wish to respond to the notion that the senate did nothing. On the very contrary, we did everything we could. The Republic, frankly, has very little of a standing army. I have repeated this continually over the last few months, even before the invasion on Coruscant by the Mandalorians. It has been an issue we have been trying to fix, but are finding little traction on. Recruitment is down, at the moment, and it is not showing much of an uptick, especially because of the war. I am aware that the sense of nationalism is low, given the current state of the Republic. I assure you, we can and will continue moving forward. This will not be the last day of the Republic, nor will tomorrow. So, when we say that we could not send mcuh to Tython, we mean that we could not send much to Tython. Everything we could have done to help required manpower. Manpower that we do not have. In fact, the majority of the forces on Coruscant are merely Republic supporting groups and Jedi, rather than many Republic troops. Our fleets are larger in size, but not by much.

      Thirdly, as I have already begun to speak on the point, I wish to respond to Tython’s concerns. Yes, we did not send much your way. Yes, it was a failure on our part. Yes, Coruscant was captured and we did not respond as early as I would have liked. Again, those all depend on manpower that the Republic does not have at its disposal. A few days before the Empire left, I was finally able to secure Jensaari support. As much as the Tythonian people may have disliked the group, it was all we could do. As the commander has pointed out, there were forces in place, but the occupation ended before they could move in.

      Fourthly, I wish to respond to these allegations by the Empire regarding these bioweapons. I have no knowledge of any such weapon being developed on Tython. I can not find anything in any record within the Republic databases. If it was there, it is not ours, simple as that. We intend to conduct investigations in conjunction with the Tython government in order to determine the exact origin of these weapons, but we can not do so without samples and evidence. Things that the Empire has conveniently removed from our reach. Just as they can not take our word for absolute truth, neither can we take theirs.

      Finally, I wish to respond to Senator Tafo’s recent comments. Yes, the military force on Tython was depleted. It was not, however, done under my administration. If I am correct, Republic forces began major cutbacks under Chancellor Altus’ administration. The forces were decimated, however, under Chancellor Downz when the GAR removed themselves from affiliation and alliance with the Republic. When I took office, Tython was already empty. The largest Republic military force that was on the world was under the command of the late Admiral Rodchester. What has become of the detachment, frankly, we do not know. Some were moved into active duty for Coruscant in the week leading up to the initial attempt to reclaim the world. The ones left behind, I am not sure. As you are no doubt aware, Senator Tafo, Tython is a jumbled mess for official accounts and reports, at the moment. Our intel is fuzzy, at best, until we can manage to clear through the figurative fog of war…

      What I do not understand about your arguments, however, is how you know that we have little-to-no military force and you were aware that there was not much of an army to take Coruscant with, but then you expected the Republic to have spare forces to help Tython in the middle of the war for Coruscant? This is what I mean when I say ‘ask not what the Republic can do for you, ask what you can do for the Republic.” The Republic is not an endless money-making, resources-rich, shock-trooper producing machine. What we can give each world, each individual within our citizenship is only what they give us. The Republic is, essentially, a large forge of all the worlds within its bounds. The only way we can produce anything is if we work together to create it. A forge requires raw materials, skilled work, and proper equipment and, if none of that is obtainable, the forge stays cold and becomes useless. However, once those materials are found, the proper equipment obtained, and good workers to create it all, then the forge can be productive and make some kind of return product. It can be made into something that benefits everyone that put something into it. The Republic has a symbiotic relationship with its member worlds, Tython included. It isn’t even just about taxes. Merely throwing money at issues won’t fix them.

      Lastly, I have a message for all those in the Republic, even those who doubt it. Be the change you wish to see. There are numerous avenues through the Constitution to change the Republic. Amendments can be made to change the law as a whole. Regular bills can be introduced that offer a similarly strong enforcement. Tax rates can be changed, military benefits changed, government salaries; everything can be changed. That is why the Republic is set up the way it is, so that it can change for the betterment of as many people as possible. Yes, that means that some minority issues may be neglected, but it is then your job, as citizens, to bring attention to those issues. It is your job to convince others of the importance and to recruit enough people to stand behind you in this cause. The senators of the Republic serve the people. That is the ultimatum behind it. Every senator, to my knowledge, has been elected into the position they now hold. There are some inconsistencies in the process, but I would fully support an amendment to regulate the process into a full, uncontested democratic election. No such amendment has come upon my desk, however.

      I am sorry for what has happened, but know that any failure within the Republic can not be held to any one person. To this point, I’ve only seen finger-pointing in the comments above. This is a failure of the Republic as a whole, but it’s over. It’s time to move on and fix the issue so that it doesn’t happen again. But, Senator Tafo, you are wrong when you say that I rule the Republic unconditionally. I can’t do this by myself. I am not even able to vote, honestly. I need help to make this government work. We are not a monarchy. We are a Republic; of the people, by the people, and for the people.

  26. Causidicus
    October 25, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Ms. Tafo, some of your words today have been, I’m afraid, lacking in prudence. I find myself in disagreement particularly with your statements of the Tarantatek. While I do not advocate the destruction of these creatures, I find their use as economic enhancers to be distasteful and foolhardy. Job opportunities are not worth the price in blood that such a display would have surely cost in due time. One must always be mindful of that one does not trade the well being of the people for a quick and finite monetary profit.

    In regard to your interesting point of view on the Senate, I have a reply for you. If the organization is truly how you say it is, then it can still be fixed. Those who refuse to conform to the ideals and values of those they represent should be replaced. This is a representative democracy. It is the people who ultimately decide who shall represent them. If the people feel as if they are not represented, and it is not merely the outspoken few, then it is time for elections. These elections, of course, would also mean that your position could potentially become available as well, that is if you still are a member of the Senate. One never can tell these days with the constant political mudslinging that is exchanged between officials here.

    Lastly, I will address your charge that I provide examples of the Republic’s contributions to the hard working people. Indeed, let us delve into this for a moment. The Perlemian Trade Route, The successful effort to end much of the galaxy’s slavery, the many unnamed heroes who gave their lives to protect the citizens from aggressors, the various economic and social aid given to member states in need, these are all things that Republic has continued to provide for its citizens from the time of its birth. With ease, bad memories are remembered. Let us be fair in our analysis. Much good has been done.

    The Republic has been in existence for over 25,000 standard years now. Ms. Tafo, you are a bit presumptive in implying that perhaps this Republic shares no relation to the same Republic that has known the galaxy since 25,053 BBY. Despite the rather brief interruption made by the Galactic Empire, the Republic that you represent is a reflection over the very same institution that has been around for such a long period of time. The variations of the name or irrelevant. The various different individuals who have held positions are irrelevant. The Republic is more than the people who currently call themselves Senator. The Republic is an idea, and though the organization may stray from time to time, one must ask a final question:

    Does the representative of Tython better serve the people she represents through publicly lambasting the very organization that she is a part of, or should the public servant instead focus her efforts on lasting reformation and the promotion of harmony rather than discontent?

    • Ayeka Kel
      October 25, 2012 at 1:54 PM

      If you won’t heed my words, then listen to Mr. Causidcus here. He is wiser than I, indeed.

  27. Ayeka Kel
    October 25, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Vox Cast :
    Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t the majority of the Republic’s military defence forces, such as the Republic Guard and Naval Fleet, based on Tython?
    Wasn’t it the Governor of Tython, Zach Rodchester, who was also in-charge of the upkeep of these forces?
    Also, wasn’t it Tython’s own senator, Sapphire Tafo, that insisted on derailing and delaying Senate discussion on what to do about Coruscant and Tython with trivial matters such as technicalities in the constitution?
    And wasn’t it Tython government that, rather then spend the peoples money on planetary defences ensuring their safety from possible invasion, instead decided to blow all it’s budget on a large theme park hosting highly dangers creatures?

    I can personally vouch for this. Senator Tafo has impeded the Senate’s decision-making By changing the subject citing Tython’s own government model, with she knew wasn’t exactly like the Republic Senate’s. When we disagree with her, she claims we’re all tyrannical monarchs. Onderon might be a constitutional monarchy and I personally may have been born and raised under the Hapan Monarchy, but this has no bearing upon how the Senate’s procedures are performed. Regardless of Member worlds’ local government and laws, they do not take any prescience over the federal government nor its laws. This is something that Senator Tafo, with her misplaced idealism, fails to understand… either wilfully or due to simple mental density. Thus, it is not entirely the Republic’s fault, but rather the one you chose to represent you.

    Your past Governor, Mr. Rodchester, was a good man and it was his responsibility to the Republic at large to maintain our defence forces until his death… and where were your Jedi when the Empire invaded? Do we really want or need our Jedi to be so detached and separated from the Republic as to be unable to do anything unless begged to help? As well they should not! Being a Former Jedi myself, I know full-well that the Jedi’s duty is to protect the innocent, stand up for justice, and oppose the Dark side’s followers. Yet, because you fear what you don’t understand and fear a sort of religious order having any say over you in any way, you shut them up and then complain when they can’t do anything to help once you oh-so-conveniently need them. Where are the Jedi Diplomats of old? Where are the Gaurdians of Peace and Justice that make the Sith Lords fear to tread upon Republic territory? Their separation and their inability to act when you need them to is the fault of everyone for suppressing them. I am no longer a Jedi and no longer practise under the Order, but I still retain my knowledge and I still carry my lightsabre as a symbol more than a self-defense weapon.

    Your Jedi should have stood up and opposed this Terentatek theme park, knowing full well what these abominations do. What if they had gotten loose during the invasion? That would not have been the Empire’s fault, but rather your own for allowing the hazard in the first place.

    If you wish to secede from the Republic, know that the consequences of your leaders’ crime will still have to be answered for. However, Dear Citizen of Tython, I will say for the sake of argument to be mindful of your anger. Your are speaking rather irrationally right now; and irrationality is the primary weakness of the Dark Side. If you let your anger rule you, then you’ll be no better than the Empire that came and brought the inconveniences and the deaths upon you without warning and without mercy. Instead of crying out about secession, why don’t you co-operate with us to make the republic at large better and more able? Also, why not make a change in your Republic representation to someone more competent?

  28. October 25, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Causidicus :
    Does the representative of Tython better serve the people she represents through publicly lambasting the very organization that she is a part of, or should the public servant instead focus her efforts on lasting reformation and the promotion of harmony rather than discontent?

    Shouldn’t republic sympathizers respect the exercise of free speech? If a democratic government can’t survive criticism from its own members, then it really makes you wonder if it would have the strength to resist any form of conflict. It makes you wonder if they would just roll over and let themselves get torn apart rather than remaining cohesive in the face of… oh, I don’t know, an invasion.

    Oh wait.

    But anyway, you noted this with the “by the people” thing, but for some time there seems to have been little public input of citizens towards their government- it’s mostly politicians, ministers, officials, and nameless “citizens” who could just has easily have been creations of those politicians, who have been most publicly vocal. By now they’re responding to every perceived sleight against the republic with reams of their own insults, and doing every bit as much to make the republic seem like a fractured mess as those creating the dissent.

    Does that remind you of anyone?

    https://galacticnewssl.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/sith-empire-meeting-displays-its-vitality-and-unity/#comments

    At least those idiots were providing a united front. The Republic’s gum-flappers are doing this to their own.

    Fart fart fart.

    Poop joke.

    Fart.

    • October 25, 2012 at 2:15 PM

      cowl millet :
      I’ll ask my Captain, but I think the delegates already plan to bring inert samples and evidence when they meet for talks. Force knows we hauled enough of that sludge off-world…

      And oh yeah. You. You guys probably should have done the whole “proof” thing before you withdrew, because by waiting long enough to have made such a pathogen while providing yourself an opportunity to plant false evidence of one on the accused planet, you kind of set yourselves up for accusations of “making all this stuff up.”

      And considering absolutely no evidence has been shown regarding this bioweapon, it seems premature for any republic officials to be seizing on it so eagerly, especially when they have denied up and down the evidence the empire has provided before.

      So it’s absolute fabrication to produce recordings of Tichie, but when they accuse pollitical dissenter Tython of harboring bio-weapons without even offering proof first? Yeah, that sounds much more legit to me.

      • Ayeka Kel
        October 25, 2012 at 2:55 PM

        That’s the purpose of the commission: to find the evidence and find out who is guilty. The truth will be known either way. If the Empire is unwilling to co-operate,then that seems rather convenient on their part. If Tython is getting defensive over this, the it seems that perhaps both parties have something to hide, no?

      • October 25, 2012 at 4:05 PM

        Ayeka Kel :
        That’s the purpose of the commission: to find the evidence and find out who is guilty.

        Woah.

        Wow.

        How do you already know there is evidence? How do you know there is a guilty party? You are running your commission entirely on the assumption that the empire’s accusations have complete merit.

        Again, “evidence” they’ve provided before has been denounced as fabrication, lies, and slander, so why is their hearsay suddenly grounds for an investigation where you’re so certain there will be evidence and guilty parties to find? It’s almost as if you’ve already drawn your conclusions, and are merely seeking justification.

        If the empire’s accusations are to be taken so seriously, why don’t you do some serious investigation on the whole nukes threat, for which there is actual, physical, evidence?

        Do you even know what evidence is?

        Ayeka Kel :
        If Tython is getting defensive over this, the it seems that perhaps both parties have something to hide, no?

        I recall you getting pretty “defensive” over the whole Hapan issue, which still has not been satisfactorily explained, does that mean you were involved in what happened? Does that mean you have something to hide?

        I mean, look at Tython- they brag about their bio-weapons, which tarentateks have been classified as, and are making no effort to hide them. Why are they allowed by the republic to have dark side creatures on their planet? Why doesn’t the republic do something about the bantha in the room that everyone acknowledges exists rather than forming commissions to chase after things for which there is no evidence? I mean- you have a serious case here, but you’re going after the boogeyman the empire’s made up for you.

        It’s just a bit, and I will put this lightly out of respect for your office, retarded.

      • cowl millet
        October 25, 2012 at 8:06 PM

        Sohn, I’ll happily report that several samples of that godforsaken sludge were handed to the Republic: I delivered the inert supplies myself to Florrum today on my frigate. They’ve been crystallized and inert for a few weeks now, but it’s preserved enough for the Republic, Hutts, whoever to take a peak at the microbes.
        I think the reporters got some too.

  29. Tae Aichi
    October 25, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Mister Jowart, you’ll want to begin questioning on a new article. but in short, the Empire provided samples of the bio weapon, which have already been shipped off to Republic, imperial, and neutral agencies for verification and examination, as well as hopefully a plausible location for where such things were produced….

    Sohn Jowart :

    Ayeka Kel :
    That’s the purpose of the commission: to find the evidence and find out who is guilty.

    Woah.
    Wow.
    How do you already know there is evidence? How do you know there is a guilty party? You are running your commission entirely on the assumption that the empire’s accusations have complete merit.
    Again, “evidence” they’ve provided before has been denounced as fabrication, lies, and slander, so why is their hearsay suddenly grounds for an investigation where you’re so certain there will be evidence and guilty parties to find? It’s almost as if you’ve already drawn your conclusions, and are merely seeking justification.
    If the empire’s accusations are to be taken so seriously, why don’t you do some serious investigation on the whole nukes threat, for which there is actual, physical, evidence?
    Do you even know what evidence is?

    Ayeka Kel :
    If Tython is getting defensive over this, the it seems that perhaps both parties have something to hide, no?

    I recall you getting pretty “defensive” over the whole Hapan issue, which still has not been satisfactorily explained, does that mean you were involved in what happened? Does that mean you have something to hide?
    I mean, look at Tython- they brag about their bio-weapons, which tarentateks have been classified as, and are making no effort to hide them. Why are they allowed by the republic to have dark side creatures on their planet? Why doesn’t the republic do something about the bantha in the room that everyone acknowledges exists rather than forming commissions to chase after things for which there is no evidence? I mean- you have a serious case here, but you’re going after the boogeyman the empire’s made up for you.
    It’s just a bit, and I will put this lightly out of respect for your office, retarded.

  30. Tae Aichi
    October 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Mister Jowart, you’ll want to begin questioning on a new article. but in short, the Empire provided samples of the bio weapon, which have already been shipped off to Republic, imperial, and neutral agencies for verification and examination, as well as hopefully a plausible location for where such things were produced….

    cowl millet :
    Sohn, I’ll happily report that several samples of that godforsaken sludge were handed to the Republic: I delivered the inert supplies myself to Florrum today on my frigate. They’ve been crystallized and inert for a few weeks now, but it’s preserved enough for the Republic, Hutts, whoever to take a peak at the microbes.
    I think the reporters got some too.

  31. Sapphire Tafo
    October 26, 2012 at 7:42 AM

    Terentatek Park feature live heritage creatures in is an perfectly secure environment for all of the family. Security experts confirmed the high standards used for the construction. Actually only a massive attack of the Empire, led by some of the strongest Sith Lords available, was able to break the defence during the Liberation War.

    I’m not going to blame the current administration for the situation of our army, inherited from our history. Even if I can see positive actions, it’s however the reign of self-indulgence. The indifference to the people suffering isn’t new, it’s just especially highlighted by the current crisis. So far, Freedom Frighers in Tython have not seen any action from the Republic during the occupation and now the people are still waiting to see the fulfil any of the promises lately expressed, beside the one to sue their leaders.

    There is a “jumbled mess” on Tython report? Yes the people doesn’t have a single ruler to decide everything for them at the point they repelled a Law and Order Empire. But what are those reports at the first place and how come their representative, such as myself, were not asked?

    Tython feels alone in a Republic where almost so many members are monarchies, including all of the lesson givers explain the democracy doesn’t work. All the chancellor’s staff come from this regimes, most republic senate meeting occurs in kingdoms, the chancellor herself conspicuously displays signs of royalty and rules like the republic was her thing. It’s good to claim the Republic would have 25,000 years, but this one is quite new and only have the name of the Republic, none of its values.

    • Causidicus
      October 26, 2012 at 10:18 AM

      Senator Tafo, I’m afraid that we will continue to find ourselves in disagreement over the Tarantatek Park. The idea of such a public spectacle is irresponsible to those your government has a duty to safeguard.

      With all of this public talk, I will be expecting to hear news of an attempt to initiate reform at the Senate meeting tomorrow.

  32. October 26, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Tichie: You might want to learn how to holonet more before you go around responding to people on it. Also, so since you’re investigating this so thoroughly, does this mean you’re launching an official investigation into that recording too, or…?

    Shawl Grass: You do realize that an inert sample capable of being analyzed to the degree that its method, process, and origin could be discovered, can still be reverse-engineered into a weaponized form? So offering it to any and all who are interested in verification means that you are pretty much undoing aaaaaall of your “effort” on Tython to remove access to such weapons? If you were really intent about keeping it out of the republic’s hands- well, yeah, sure, that’s a pretty awesome idea. Invade a world to put an end to their construction of a bio-weapon and eliminate the possibility of it ever being used…

    then go around passing it out to anyone who wants a look. The republic who supposedly constructed it in the first place? Sure, that wouldn’t completely undo everything you “fought for.” Hutts? Yeah, why not, that would certainly never find its way into the hands of someone willing to spend some money for a weapon of mass destruction.

    It seems there are two options:
    1. It’s all a big lie, or
    2. You’re all complete idiots.

    …It’s actually pretty hard to tell which is more likely. Maybe both!

    Now.

    Tiffany Vandergraff :
    I will make this brief

    No you didn’t.

    But even if it was tl;dr, that was pretty nice. That was a pretty nice little speech, admitting your mistakes, coming clean about- woah, hang on..

    Tiffany Vandergraff :
    know that any failure within the Republic can not be held to any one person.

    Yeah, that’s one of those really conveinient things that politicians say, but is never true. It’s really not that hard to get on GNN and post comments. I do it all the time- even wearing just my underwear, in the wee hours of the morning. No breakfast yet, even.

    You could have come and said something anytime you wanted to. You came now.

    I gotta say, the whole empire/DLOTs/revenant tiff was pretty amusing. It made my day, or week, depending. I thought to myself, “Hey. Sith fighting each other. That’s pretty awesome, you know, because it’s one of those cosmic justice things.” But you know what else I was thinking?

    “The republic would have to be pretty stupid to not seize on this opportunity.”

    That month or whatever you spent on your rear ends, that opportunity has faded away. Now you’re coming in, saying there was nothing you could do, your hands were tied, no army no save-ey, but the truth is there was plenty you could do. If you’re absolutely helpless as the executive of your government, then it’s pretty hard for you to argue your position has a right to exist.

    What happened wasn’t for lack of resources, it was obviously for lack of effort.

    So, GNN isn’t funny anymore. Now the “bad guys'” petty squabbling has turned to the “good guys'” petty squabbling.

    Sorry I wasn’t as brief as you were.

    But once again, too little, too late.

    • Tae Aichi
      October 26, 2012 at 3:45 PM

      I can’t launch an investigation into recordings of me, as that would just launch public speculation that I am corrupt and will be biased in claiming that anything negative about me, if investigated by me is illegitimate. I believe that my counterpart, the minister of defense has investigated it.

    • Cowl Millet
      October 26, 2012 at 3:58 PM

      Nah, it’s pretty clear you don’t know how microbes react with crystallization. Whatever effort inspectors would have to put into reconstructing the pathogen would be more difficult than creating an entirely new strain.
      The inert microbes have enough intact genetic material frozen in the stasis to show similarities between other pathogens do deduce its function, as well as a specific quantity of an organelle native to Tythonian native bacterium. But the entire length of the genetic code has been bisected and exploded by the process of crystallization beyond that point. The millions of required connected segments of genetic code have been severed beyond the point of replication, likewise while in its crystallized state attempts to remove that material for rearranging would destroy it.

    • October 26, 2012 at 4:46 PM

      Tichie: Being so incorruptible and unbiased, why is it you and your fellows have been much more eager to draw attention to this investigation than that one?

      Cowl: Boy, you sure seem to claim to know a lot about biochemistry for a

      cowl millet :
      lowly pilot and specialist

      Nothing suspicious about that at all.

      • cowl millet
        October 26, 2012 at 6:36 PM

        You better believe I learned a lot about biology and chemistry over the last month — having to ship around and disinfect shipments of that stuff I made karking well sure that I wasn’t going to be in danger.

      • cowl millet
        October 26, 2012 at 6:37 PM

        Not to mention how much the scientists in charge of it were jabbering on every day.

      • October 27, 2012 at 1:47 PM

        Oh, right, of course. I mean, when I fear for my safety while doing laborious manual work, I just simultaneously whip out a text-chip and study up on a subject that takes a university course to understand fully. I mean, I have the advantage of being a Toydarian, so I can lift and move crates of sludge with my feet while reading with one hand.

        Easy peasy.

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