News-Rumours

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NEW: Rumour; Galactic

Spacer 1: “…like that time aboard that Gozanti that Deet and his guys turned into a floating casino? What did the call it? The Lucky Lady?”
Spacer 2: “Keep it down! Don’t mention the Lucky Lady!”
Spacer 1: “Why? It was just a casino ship.”
Spacer 2: “Did you not hear what happened? They got hit by someone or something. Whatever it was, it was bad.”
Spacer 1: “What happened?”
Spacer 2: It was found drifting full of dead bodies. Engines, life support, helm all still functioning. Just everyone was dead. Blaster scorches everywhere. Bodies hacked open with vibro-blades. It was a massacre. They left it floating for someone to find it. Like some kind of message."
Spacer 1: “That sounds like one of those dumb Exterminator stories Chel is always telling.”
Spacer 2: “Well maybe they are real.”
Spacer 1: “But that name is so dumb though. Can’t we call him the Executioner instead?”
Spacer 2: “I’m not the one who named him, laserbrain. Tell it to Chel. He is the one who is always talking about him.”

NEW: Rumour; Daluuj

Daluujian 1: “Yuri Lagana is back in town.”
Daluujian 2: “Lagana? That prick? Ha. I knew he would come back. He probably failed and has come crawling back. Thinks he is too good for Daluuj.”
Daluujian 1: “I hear he pointed a gun at a Bargos the Hutt. That boy was always dumb.”
Daluujian 2: " Your sister was always dumb."
Daluujian 1: “That is ’cos she is married”
Both laugh hysterically as if that was the funniest thing either had ever heard

NEW: Rumour; Daluuj

“Evgeny says he saw something crash down outside of town a few weeks back. Says it might have been magic meteor. Worth lots of credits.”

Local News; Janfathal

“A violent chase and shoot out erupted in Athar’s Industrial district today as several speeders were seen flying through the streets exchanging blaster fire. Explosions rocked the city as it is believed that some of the gangsters made use of illegal and highly restricted explosive devices. A spokesperson for the Athari police department told us that this kind of crime would not be tolerated this side of the Downtown wall and that all involved will be brought to justice.”

Rumour; Janfathal

“Man you should have seen it! It wasn’t Athari cops coming after Dash Hellis. It was these other dudes all dressed in black. They HAD to have been Imperials. We were in the VIP area. They walked right by us, into the back office. Two minutes later, one of them was thrown through the damn wall! We got out of there pretty fast but there was a seven-foot-tall Trandoshan on the other side of that wall tearing those guys apart. The Athari cops didn’t even get there til way after. I’m telling you man…. something weird is going on there. They are not telling us everything.”

Local News; Janfathal

“Gang violence made its way to Athar’s Government district today as a wealthy club owner and entrepreneur, Dash Hellis assaulted several police officers. It is believed that Mr Hellis was approached for questioning about allegedly providing funding to dissident anti-Imperial terrorists. He was being interviewed in his club Hoth n’ Steamy, in the Government district, during this meeting, Mr Hellis and his Trandoshan bodyguard attacked the officers wounding many of them, and fled the city.”

“It has since been brought to the attention of this reporter, by a reliable source, that Mr Hellis has had long standing connections to the illegal spice trade on JanFathal and is responsible for importing mass amounts of illegal narcotic spice into Athar. Once believed to be a pillar of the community, Mr Hellis has been revealed to be nothing more than a parasite and a spice dealer. Imperial agents are assisting Athari authorites in apprehending Mr Hellis.”

“It is believed that Mr Hellis may attempt to flee the planet. He is believed to be armed and very dangerous. If he is spotted, you should not approach him under any circumstances and contact Athari authorities straight away.”

Local News; Janfathal

“Police in Downtown Athar made a massive seizure of spice, last night. It is said that haul had a street value of 140,000 credits. Athari police officers discovered the spice while investigating reported blaster fire within the area. Reports say that all members of the criminal gang involved in storing the narcotics, were killed in a violent shoot out. Two Athari police officers were assaulted near the scene by a droid of unknown model. It is believed that this droid was involved in the altercation that led to the gang members deaths. A spokesperson from Athari police stated that “Machines such as these will not be tolerated in Athar, especially if they are programmed to engage police officers. Anyone found in possession of a droid with these kind of capabilities will soon find themselves handed over to the Imperial garrison.” The officers did not get a good look at the droid. The only detail of this droid that has been released so far is that it has bright red ocular units. Any information on such a droid should be passed on to Athari police.”

Galactic News:

“Terror in Ixtlar this week as a speeder bomb was detonated outside the Imperial Customs office. The device was discovered just before detonation and the area was evacuated. There were no casualties in the blast. An ISB spokesperson places the blame squarely on Republican Anti-Imperial Extremists.”

Rumour; Galactic:

“Corellian Teeno has been throwing around a lot of credits. Bought everyone in the Wetnurse a drink last night. Claims he found the Sa Nalaor. Its hold was full the remains of the CIS fleet treasury. Filled his hold with as many credits as he could and got out of there. Now he is spending it all on booze, spice and Twi’lek hookers. Bein’ real generous like….”

Local News; JanFathal:

“In other news, billionaire industrialist Junda Vala, CEO and founder of Meneki Industries, has been acquitted of all charges. Junda was accused of being part of a massive organised crime conspiracy. Today, a grand jury found him not guilty on all charges of consipiracy. Mr Vala released the following statement; “All of these baseless accusations laid against me were just attempts to slander my good name. These accusations were founded in jealousy and racism. Just because I am a Hutt does not mean I am a gangster. I left Nar Shadaa with nothing and came here to make a life for myself. I came here after the war to a world torn apart by the conflict. I helped rebuild this city from the ground up. There are some that have always been jealous that in helping rebuild JanFathal that I have also benefited greatly. Some who think all Hutts must be unscrupulous criminals. Today they have all been proven wrong. Now I just want to return to working for JanFathal’s betterment.” Junda is expected to return to business as usual. Lead prosecutor in Mr. Vala’s case, Counsellor Jon Martok, refused to comment on the verdict.”

Galactic News:

The holovid pans over a solemn crowd bowing their heads in silence in front of a large black monumental obelisk in a city square. As the camera pans further men and women in Imperial uniforms are visible standing in cramped ranks, many of which have visible cybernetic limbs. Stormtroopers can be seen patrolling the periphery of the crowd. A middle aged man flanked on either side by Stormtroopers stands at a podium just to the right of the obelisk with his head bowed; The protocol droid news reader’s voice chimes in suddenly; “A vigil was held on Corellia today to mark the 5th anniversary of the attack on the Imperial Academy. Five years ago today, anti-Imperial dissidents bombed the Imperial training facility on Corellia killing 162 people and wounding many more. Most of the dead were civilians visiting the facility during an event for the families of Imperial recruits. Imperial Governor Sabinus Gaius renewed his commitment to stamp out all dissident factions; “Remnants of the Republic; those who place their trust in the old corporate oligarchies, those who relied on militant religious fanatics for protection and “guidence", those who would oppose the new order, the Empire, they will not find safety, nor shelter while I am governor of Corellia.” Since the attack on the Academy four other similar attacks on Corellia have been prevented by the Imperial Security Bureau.”

Rumour; Galactic:

“My buddy, Krell’s brother, Danar, said he spoke to a smuggler who found the wreck of the Sa Nalaor. They were on a run out by the far fringe, just by wild space and the thing just floated by. They boarded and it was still full of battle droids. They barely got out with their lives!”

Local News; JanFathal:

“A daring robbery took place earlier this week in the Industrial district, when a group of thieves broke into the Prisky Business Shipping Co. They killed several members of staff including both workers and security staff. The assailants are to be considered armed and very dangerous. It is also believed that the group may have already managed to make their way past police checkpoints and into the Downtown District.”

Local News; JanFathal:

“A terrorist plot aboard the express train to Nuth was foiled today when brave bystanders intervened. A pair of Twi’lek separatists had planned to place bombs on the train in order to derail it. If it wasn’t for the intervention of Yuri Lagana and the Wookie, Ayylrayrr, the terrorists would have managed to cause unprecedented damage.”

Rumour; Galactic:

Overheard in the cantina, two drunk smugglers talking:
Smuggler 1: “Narlo and his boys were completely wiped out”
Smuggler 2: “But I thought they had managed to get that hidden asteroid base near Kessel up and running”
Smuggler 1: “They did. Someone went in killed them all.”
Smuggler 2: “Think it was the Hutts? Maybe they got wise to Narlo’s spice operation.”
Smuggler 1: “Nah, he was paying off the Major Domo. He was suipposed to be protected. Besides he had like twenty decent fighters working for him. Not to mention the droids.”
Smuggler 2: “Do you think it was the Exterminator?”
Smuggler 1: “Man how much have you had to drink? The Exterminator?! It must been an Imperial raid. Stormtroopers probably hit them.”
Smuggler 2: “Hey fuck you buddy! The Exterminator is real. He is like a bounty hunter but worse. He leaves no witnesses. Kills everyone there.”
Smuggler 1: “Seriously, man that’s just a story smugglers tell baby smugglers to stop them from squealing to the Imperials or the Hutts or whoever it is they don’t want knowing about their shit. “Ooooh rat me out and The Exterminator will come and kill me but he will kill you too just for knowing about it, he kills everyone related to the job blah blah blah”. If he leaves no one alive how does anyone know about this Exterminator? And what kind of stupid name is that anyway? Sounds more like the guy you hire to get rid of a gizka infestation.”

Rumour; JanFathal:

“The President and the Imperial Governor are coming up with some deal that is going to mean more Imperial troops in Athar. All for the best really, I mean the Athari police can’t handle the crime Downtown, maybe the Imperials can help clean it up.”

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