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Voren Dhur

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Jul 1, 2021
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Jedi Order Unleashes Unsanctioned Crusaders: Galactic Stability at Risk

By Investigative Reporter, Keen Zaran

In stunning announcement from the Jedi Order, a faction led by Jedi Masters Ezra Thorne, Perun, and the newly appointed Jedi Warden Vanya has 'splintered' from the Jedi Council, casting a dark shadow over the already questionable reputation of the once-revered peacekeepers.

This breakaway group, self-proclaimed "Jedi Crusaders," boldly defies the Jedi Council's decisions and asserts their right to take matters into their own hands, disregarding any need for Council approval.

Critics argue that this move showcases the internal divisions and complacency within the Jedi Order, as they resort to independent actions rather than unified decision-making.

Under the pretext of combating the Killik threat, a crisis that some believe was exacerbated by the Jedi's own failures, the Crusaders, with the backing of the Jedi Fleet, engaged in what they claim was a 'victorious campaign' against the Killik Queen.

The narrative peddled by these force-swindlers suggests that this splinter group is acting as saviours, conveniently overlooking the fact that the Killik Hive had initially posed a threat due to the Jedi Order's inability to address it in a timely and efficient manner.

While the Jedi Crusaders paint a rosy picture of citizens feeling "relieved" and liberated from the Hive Mind, sceptics question whether this is a self-serving attempt to salvage the Jedi Order's tarnished reputation.

The Jedi's failure to prevent the Killik crisis in the first place raises doubts about their effectiveness as peacekeepers and protectors of the galaxy.

Moreover, the Jedi Crusaders' ambitious call to assemble an "Army of Light" raises concerns about the potential militarisation of the Jedi, straying further from their traditional role as guardians of peace.

Critics argue that this move is a desperate attempt to gather support, potentially at the expense of impartiality and ethical conduct.

The announcement concludes with an assertion that the Jedi are "here to stay," but with internal dissent, unsanctioned military actions, and questionable motives, the future of the Jedi Order remains uncertain.

The galaxy watches with a mix of horror, fear and apprehension as the Jedi, once symbols of hope, grapple with their own internal conflicts and plunge into the unpredictable waters of their self-proclaimed crusade.

Galactic Economic Turmoil: Core Worlds Shattered by Unprecedented Crisis

By Galactic Correspondent, Lex Vox

In the heart of the galaxy, the Core Worlds, once the epitome of stability and prosperity, now find themselves plunged into an unprecedented economic abyss following a series of devastating attacks and political fractures.

The galactic epicentre Coruscant, often considered the pinnacle of civilisation, witnessed a catastrophic event as unknown force entities descended upon it, leaving the once-glimmering cityscape in ruins.

The devastating onslaught has not only claimed countless lives but has also levelled key infrastructure, crippling the economic hub that was Coruscant.

Myriad repercussions of Coruscant's devastation have sent shockwaves throughout the Core Worlds, with a notable impact on the Bank of Argua.

Allegations of its collapse have surfaced, adding a layer of financial uncertainty to the already precarious situation. The once-reliable institution, known for its role in maintaining economic stability across the galaxy, now stands at the precipice of ruin.

The economic crisis extends beyond the shattered skyline of Coruscant and the alleged collapse of the Bank of Argua. The New Republic, once a beacon of hope and unity, now faces its own disintegration.

The political fractures and internal conflicts within the New Republic have resulted in a fragmentation of the galactic governing body, leading to the dissolution of the once-cohesive union.

The economic repercussions of these calamities are far-reaching. Trade routes that once thrived on the stability of the Core Worlds now face disruption, sending shockwaves through the galactic markets.

Businesses and corporations rooted in the Core are experiencing unprecedented losses, and uncertainty prevails as investors scramble to assess the fallout from the series of catastrophic events.

As the galaxy grapples with the economic fallout, analysts predict a prolonged period of instability and recession. The intricate web of interconnected economies that relied on the prosperity of the Core Worlds is now unravelling, leading to a ripple effect that touches every corner of the galaxy.

Efforts to rebuild and restore order are underway, but the path to recovery remains uncertain.

Galactic leaders, economists, and citizens alike are left grappling with the profound implications of the shattered Core Worlds – a stark reminder that even the galaxy's most fortified and prosperous regions are not immune to the perils of chaos and conflict.

The galaxy now faces an uphill battle to reclaim its economic stability and rebuild what was once considered the heart of civilisation.

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Jedi Crusaders' Dubious Triumph Over Killik Threat Raises More Questions Than Answers

Voren Dhur

'They came out of thin air', 'It was terrifying', 'Who will protect us from them?'

These are just some of the questions that came flying over to me following the terrifying news that a group of force-using extremists have splintered, yet again, from the radicals in the Jedi Order.

In the wake of the recent news surrounding the Jedi Crusaders' supposed 'victory' over the Killik threat, I can't help but question the motives and efficacy of this splinter faction of the already extreme Jedi Order.

The purported success of their unlawful military intervention has sparked fervent debates across the galaxy, with many discerning citizens expressing scepticism and concern over the true nature of their crusade.

And who's to blame them? When a group of people attack at whim, with impunity and without remorse, people are right to be scared.

Right off the bat, the first red flag arises from the circumstances leading to the Jedi Crusaders' involvement.

Their departure from the Jedi Council, coupled with the damning condemnation of the Council's supposed "complacencies," smacks of rampant internal strife within the Order itself.

The question then becomes whether this breakaway group sought to address a legitimate threat or whether their actions were fueled by personal vendettas and a lust for power.

Not to mention the timing of their intervention. Stepping into the Killik crisis only deepens the suspicions. Were the Jedi Crusaders genuinely acting in the interest of galactic safety, or did they opportunistically seize upon a crisis to validate their existence and pursue their own agenda?

The need for more transparency surrounding their departure from the Jedi Council and subsequent actions raises questions about their true intentions.

Furthermore, the term "Jedi Crusaders" itself raises eyebrows.

The Jedi Order has historically been synonymous with peacekeeping, diplomacy, and pursuing balance in the Force. Adopting a militaristic title defies the essence of what the Jedi stood for.

Are we witnessing a shift from the Jedi's traditional role as guardians of peace to something more reminiscent of a military force?

The reports of the Killik Queen's defeat, while undoubtedly relieving many, leave room for scrutiny.

How did the Jedi Crusaders achieve what the Jedi Council seemingly could not?

Were they acting out of a genuine concern for galactic safety, or is there more to this story than meets the eye?

Lastly, the Jedi Crusaders' call to assemble an "Army of Light" has the potential to tip the scales towards an unwarranted militarization of the Jedi.

The galaxy has long hoped the Jedi would seek to maintain a delicate balance. Time and time again, they seem to have failed and only made matters worse.

But the prospect of an armed force raises concerns about preserving civil liberties and the possibility of a new era of Jedi becoming judge, jury, and executioner.

In light of these questions, the galaxy must remain vigilant.

The Jedi Crusaders, despite their claims of noble intentions, have left us with more uncertainties than resolutions.

As citizens of the galaxy, we must demand transparency, accountability, and a commitment to the principles that have defined the Jedi for generations.

Only then can we assess whether the Jedi Crusaders are truly saviours or a harbinger of a new, potentially more perilous era in galactic history?

Notes from the Editor: Please direct calls for retractions to my inbox, and complaints to the nearest compactor.