Hello there, it's a new month, so now we get a new newsletter! So here we are, the June 1st newsletter!
The Return of Boli
We are pleased to announce that Boli, aka @Green Ranger, has returned to the staff team! Boli’s primary role right now will be working on site design. He’s always been a major part of the look and feel of SWRP, and we’re excited to formalize that once again with his return to the staff.
With that being said, you may or may not have noticed that the main skin has been changed to further freshen up the look of the site. Take a look if you haven't already.
Broken Steel has ended! The Hutt's agent IG-0R was downed before it can enact its plan. But that's not all, an evil dataplague threatens to take over the whole armory! The armory intelligence Z1MM clones it's personality into datacards that are arranged into a deck. X3R, an agent of ZIMM, gave the deck to @Newton Arden although @Allegra was able to make off with a piece of the deck, creating in essence an incomplete puzzle for both.
Z1MM seals the factory to do battle with the dataplague, while the 'Chosen' and X3R make their escapes off this world.
It's a hard fought battle for sure. During the course of it so far Rakis has been sliced in half. Xeno and Yvain have knocked themselves out at the same time with mutually connecting lightsaber strikes. Stolas has been showing off his prowess against Soren and Vahn, fighting them both at the same time. Meanwhile Master Voran and the assassin Vizim are engaging in a gritty duel that even went down them using their fists.
Neither side is giving an inch, and it's only a matter of time until the victor of this battle is decided.
The AMS pandemic is now slowing and there is still hope for a vaccine that's being worked on, but in the mean time the virus doesn't intend on letting up. Even though restrictions have been applied evacuation orders given, there are still people spreading the infection. It's clear that even when the vaccine does come out existing hotspot percentages will keep rising due to the uninfected people leaving and more people getting infected both. New hotspots are being formed, and new ones may still emerge.
While they are doing battle with the Sith at Taris, they have been focused on the usual, building themselves up, protecting and saving others, and holding barbeques. The venerable Jedi Knight @Yvain is leading an effort to build up the Jedi's military capacity, so that they would decrease the gap between theirs and the might of the Sith war machine. Here, they would attempt to meet with executives from Incom-FreiTek, the company behind the X-wing famous for destroying the first Death Star. They also attempt to take a Mon Calamari capital ship before pirates get to it and negotiate with the Wookiee elders on Kashyyyk.
Also, @Zathria is leading the effort to raise credits for a 'Mercy ship', a medical vessel that would travel across the galaxy with the intent of helping people that need it whether from war, sickness, etc. With this initiative, both Jedi and many other independent parties are helping to raise funds for this venture and if all goes well, they will have a decent-sized and very capable ship to use.
In other news, Master @Alexandria Voran and Knight @Vahn Berand are right now attempting to purify the old Grandmaster @Oota Boan's lightsaber, that was previously bled red and black by @Darth Asminys after the Sith defeated him. An important and symbolic victory for the Jedi if the purification is completed.
Using his new holdings he's opened up a celebration of his promotion from Acolyte to Marauder for Sith and their agents to attend. Drinking, dancing, tasteful music, and general mingling abound in the snow-capped halls of Castle Wessex. Even the more powerful members of the Sith Eternal are rumoured to plan appearances.
The Five Syndicates have been doing some expansion work on their own. Autocrator @Hypaxian intends on making deals on the planet Corvus and is dealing with marauders who are foolish enough to steal from them, taking whatever loot they might have. Such a move would bring profits to the Five Syndicates.
Another effort lead by @Kax Khan involves going to the heavily infested world Ubrikka and laying claim to its shipyards and stealing anything of value from Ubrikkan Industries' HQ. If it pans out, it will be a means of production and would expand Five Syndicates' arsenal of vehicles. It does have a lot of risk in the form of many many zombies, but it could be worth it and brave combatants are willing to undertake the task.
There are complications however. First, a few people disguised as Sith have attacked Five Syndicates activities of interest in order to instill distrust between the two groups. How this will affect things going forward remains to be seen. Also @Preef Callo hasn't been seen in a while, and it looks like Five Syndicates are stagnating. Who will be the ones to step up and keep the crime business going good?
Independent Systems Consortium
The ISC has been busy with their newest agenda, the formation of a proper military. ISC President @Emryc Thorne brought up the topic, trying to get the Consortium in tip-top shape for defense. Although there was some banter and snide remarks made towards one another, notably the @Queen Parnelli of Naboo with @Tyris Thanewulf, and also @Julia Hipori with @Lucas Rinn.
The discussions were ultimately productive however as a taxing plan was agreed to: With planets being put in tax brackets based on their wealth, or their land being used in lieu of that for the ISC government to use. Not to mention, the ISC has agreed to make their own military force with Lucas Rinn being named Secretary of Defense. Govenor Hipori was named Secretary of Intergalactic Affairs and @Soygun York was named Secretary of Treasury. A hard day's work for them all.