Fall of the Republic
As reported earlier by GNI, after a few years of governance, the Galactic Republic came to an end yesterday as the once famous Republic Citadel, situated on the capital world of Coruscant, collapsed under the strain of heavy orbital bombardment by the Lorell Raiders. The Galactic Republic, which once stood for freedom and democracy, was unable to muster defense of it's capital after suffering a complete naval defeat over Ithor a few weeks ago. After an initial ceasefire, the Raiders resumed their war against the Republic, capturing the rest of their worlds until only Coruscant remained. Without a navy and far too few soldiers on the ground, the Republic was unable to withstand the constant assault by the Raiders. As the bombs continued to rain upon the Citadel, it finally gave way last night, collapsing into a massive heap of rubble that now occupies the space north of Monument Plaza. And, to add further insult to injury, shortly after the fall of the Citadel, the Lorell Raiders laid claim to the planet thus cementing the end of the Galactic Republic's rule. With their fall, the galaxy has been left without a true government and democracy as the inner workings of politics and power within the Lorell Raiders is uncertain. We at GNI can only speculate as to what they will do next...
Sorosuub develops ship engine, announces closure of subsidiaries.
By way of the recently rebranded and relaunched [The Wroona Times] it was announced today that Sorosuub Transport Systems has developed a brand new hyperspace engine capable of powering a Corvette-class ship with a weapons layout not seen before on non-military classed ship. Marketed as the Free Virgillia-class Bunkerbuster this ship is a direction change for the weapons and ship manufacturing company with the company opting to focus on power output verses their hallmark ship speed breakthroughs. Early field test footage has shown it capable of carring an impressive weapons loadout capable of destroying a small moon. When reached out for comment STS Engineer Nellusha of Kashyyyk had the following to say, "[translation from Shyriiwook unavailable]" &d In related news both Sorosuub Corporation and STS have jointly announced they would be closing a few shared subsidiaries. Firstly circuit board company Brandis Tech and what remains of the holonet presence of the once popular The Wroona Observer. The business relationship between Royal Naboo Engineers and STS has also appeared to have ended despite the previously reported success of the joint N-1 Starfighter co-development. Rumors of rising planetary atmospheric anomolies being the primary source behind the soured relationship and the heated legal battle between the two firms which was filed just two weeks ago. The case is expected to be heard in the courts sometime in the next five years.&d
Era 1 EoE
The LotJ staff is proud to announce that the scheduled date for the era 1 EoE is August 11th! To that end, we will be kicking off small events that will help shape the landscape for Era 2 and eventually lead to the EoE event. As for Era 2 information, please refer to the FAQ below: Q: What can I app for? A: Currently we are looking for two engineering clans, unique character apps and possibly a few miscellaneous clans. Q: Can I app for force? A: No. Do not app for force. Do. Not. App. For. Force. Q: Will there be a pwipe? A: No. Q: Will any existing clans survive to the next era? A: That has not been determined yet, but, if you are in a clan that thinks it should survive to the next era, feel free to send in an app and we will consider it. Q: What will era 2 be? A: The standard oppressive Galactic Empire with the eventual rise of the Rebel Alliance. Q: Can I app to start the Rebellion? A: No. Let's give the era some time to develop before we delve right into firing shots at each other. For any other inquiries not addressed here, feel free to shoot an immchat or send an email to the staff.
Effective July 22nd at 12AM EST, Coruscant's defenses will fall allowing the planet to be captured. The Citadel will be removed from the planet so if you have anything/anyone within there, now would be a great time to clear them out.