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Attack on Mos Espa Leaves Thousands Dead

December 1, 2012

GNN Reporter Rakiko Lowtide was on Mos Espa following a devastating aerial bombardment.

Evening falls on a devestated Mos Espa.

Evening falls on a devestated Mos Espa.

As the twin suns began their rise in the sky, the people of residents of Mos Espa on Tatooine woke to the sounds of blasts as an aerial bombardment began laying waste to several sections of the city with most of the fire power being directed on the Mos Espa Security Corps building.

A fleet lead by Prince Seraphinus from Korriban seems to have been behind the attack, using several large capital ships to conduct the assault. The attack occurred shortly after a Security agreement had been signed by several factions to end a blockade over Tatooine and stave off threats from the Tetan Empire. Early reports also indicate that Prince Seraphinus had been elected to governor of Mos Espa, though the exact details are unclear. Furthermore, its unclear why his forces then turned their fire power on the city.

MESC headquarters still burning after several hours as a Jedi tries to put out the flames.

MESC headquarters still burning after several hours as a Jedi tries to put out the flames

Following the attack, several areas of the city had been reduced to rubble while other areas were still burning hours after the last missile ha dropped. Several Jedi from the local order were patrolling the city with the help of MESC personnel looking for survivors. Master Kalara Tome stated that no survivors had yet been pulled from the hardest hit parts of the city, but casualties had already been recorded in the thousands.

Death of Commissioner Jo'lee. (MESC security footage)

Death of Commissioner Jo’lee. (MESC security footage)

The MESC headquarters itself seemed to have been the main target and the devastation on the building left several dead including Commissioner Jol’ee, head of the MESC. Jedi were able to recover her bloodied body from the rubble and many were in despair to look up on their long time friend. She had worked closely with the Jedi of the city and their sorrow was apparent.

Mos Espa will no doubt recover, but as to how or what will be put into place are unknown questions along with why this occurred and only time will give the answers.

— Rakiko Lowtide

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  1. (Captain) Alex Kardel
    December 1, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Wasn’t she a small time crime boss? I mean before founding a faux police force, she called herself the ‘Baroness’ of Mos Espa and was anything but law abiding.

    She was neither important enough in Hutt Space to be a real loss to the cartels or pirates nor was she truly anything but a Sihivus Verne wannabe. If she’s dead then it simply means Tatooine continues on as it always has.

  2. (Captain) Alex Kardel
    December 1, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    To add to my prior comment, what kind of prince is stupid enough to view a backwater police station in a backwater settlement on a backwater planet in a backwater system where the economy revolves around smuggling and moisture farming (because this planet is so small of a threat that it needs to actually farm for moisture so the populace doesn’t die from lack of water) that he brings a fleet to Tatooine to bombard a single building in a single settlement?

    Next time the waitress gets my order wrong, I’m going to petition to Korriban’s Sith to raze some planet you may have never even heard of so badly that you won’t ever hear of it again.

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